Testimonials Gary McFarland is a 50-year member of the Carpenters Union. He sat down with us to talk about the importance of the carpenters pension as the regional council works through contracts in Kansas City and elsewhere. Union Carpenter Retiree Tim Suwinski discusses his son’s successful baseball career and his love for the union! Local 97 apprentice Alex Watkins was homeless and trying to finish high school before he joined the Union. Now he’s thriving and hopes to soon purchase his first home. Building careers is what we’re all about! David Mazo (Local 92) used to work in the restaurant industry. Now, he’s a union carpenter. “It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.” Local 10’s Bobby Orrico and Tony Sirico discuss how the union had their backs when the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the trade show industry. Carpenters Union Steward Rick Haisler discusses why joining the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council was the best decision he ever made. Chicago Heights Construction Superintendent Paul Sedlacek talks about how union carpenters were able to get a new school built on time and under budget.