Message from the President
Welcome to the redesigned and newly constructed website of the Allied Building Inspectors International Union of Operating Engineers Local 211. On behalf of the Officers, Executive Board, Delegates, Staff and most importantly, the members of Local 211, it is my honor to welcome you to our website!
ABI IUOE Local 211 represents approximately 1200 Active and Retired NYC Buildings Inspectors employed at various City Agencies throughout the five boroughs. A myriad of different Inspector Titles is represented by Local 211. Construction, Plumbing, Boiler, Low Pressure Boiler, Elevator, Hoists & Rigging, Heating & Ventilation, Housing, Plastering, Cement Test, Hull & Machinery, Multi-Discipline, Steel Construction, Multiple Dwelling Specialist, & Rehabilitation Specialist are to name a few. It is my distinct honor to represent the hard-working men & women of Local 211 as President & Business Manager. Our organization’s dedicated mission is to promote the general health, welfare, and safety of our members and their families and to ensure harmonious relations with our employers. We stand united to protect the rights of every member, both active & retired, and to ensure fair & just compensation for our labors through the collective bargaining process with the City of New York. We are a Labor Union that is committed to the advancement of its members by obtaining fair working conditions, better benefits, and to seek to advance positive legislation in support of Building Inspectors. Based on these principles, we as a Municipal Labor Local Union, are determined to use every lawful means at our disposal to promote the best mutual interests of our members.
Inspectors employed by the City of New York are tasked with performing a wide variety of inspections. We enforce the NYC Building Code, the Housing Maintenance Code, and the Administrative code. We issue summonses for violations of the various NYC codes, issue Vacates & Stop Work Orders when necessary, and are often called upon to testify at OATH Hearings. We safeguard the public and property of the City of New York in performance of our duties. We respond to all sorts of 311 Complaints, 911 Emergencies, and assist our brother and sister first responders, whenever & wherever required. We are the “Essential Workers” who manned the front lines at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, tasked with helping to stop the spread of this horrific disease. Our members answered the call to duty during the pandemic with courage, tenacity, and professionalism. Every day, Inspectors across the City live up to our motto “GUARDIANS of PUBLIC SAFETY” with pride in performance of their duties. The inspections we perform on a daily basis or in an emergency, keep the Citizens and Property of this City safe!
Whether you are a member of Local 211 or a member of the public, please take a moment to explore our site.
This website has been designed to make our member’s lives easier, and for the public to learn about who we are and what we do. Each member will be issued a username & password to access the MEMBER ONLY portion of our site. You will now have access to links to all our benefit provider websites, Union Re-imbursement Forms, apply for benefits, upload documents, view the Summary Plan Description of our Welfare Fund, be provided with helpful information on the latest issues impacting our members and their families. You will also see news clips, be kept informed of Union initiatives, view postings, learn about upcoming events, make payments, apply for membership and you’ll even have the ability to follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!!! And be on the lookout in these coming months for us to announce the opening of the ABI IUOE Local 211 store, to purchase Local 211 gear, such as hats, t-shirts, hoodies, & jackets!!!!!
I hope you enjoy our website and find it useful!!
In Unity & Fraternally Yours,
President & Business Manager