Peter Thomassen

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President  - New York City District Council of Carpenters

Apprentice  - DockBuilders Local Union

President  - District Council of Carpenters

President  - District Council


Trustee  - New York City District Council of Carpenters Charity Fund

Trustee  - New York City Labor Management Fund

Trustee  - New York State Carpenters Labor Management Fund

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Pictured from left in the back row are: Francis J.P. McHale Memorial Award recipient Peter Thomassen, president, New York District Council of Carpenters; John T. White, Partner, Structure Tone, Inc., and the dinner committee chairman; David T. Meberg, president, Consolidated Carpet; Jeffrey Lazar, vice president, Lehr Construction Corp., and dinner emcee Rosanna Scotto, co-host, Fox 4 "Good Day New York".

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Peter Thomassen, president of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, said he has union lawyers looking into possible legal action.
"As time went on, FEMA and the people in charge of the site told us it was safe to work without respirators, and said the neighborhood is safe for children, and safe for office workers," he said. Thomassen estimated that about 150 of 1,000 Ground Zero carpenters have received medical help for respiratory conditions.

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Peter Thomassen - PresidentPeter Thomassen - PresidentPeter Thomassen started his career in the Dockbuilders Union in 1970 as an apprentice.After graduating college he began working in construction full time and became an active union member.Peter learned unionism not only on the jobsite but also at the dinner table; his father was a union Dockbuilder for forty-five years and unionism has been an integral and important part of Peter's life. Peter is very involved in the Carpenters Union on city and state levels.He serves as trustee on the New York State Carpenters Labor Management Fund and the New York City Labor Management Fund.He is also a Trustee on the New York City District Council of Carpenters Charity Fund where he helps oversee distributions to many charities.

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