Paying for college is not easy, so every little bit can help. Here are three options available to members of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council.
2023 George Vest, Jr. – Richard S. Pepper Scholarship
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CISCO Scholarship and CISCO Continuing Education Scholarship
For Application CLICK HERE
William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship
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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)
Our international union comprises approximately a half-million highly skilled men and women throughout the building-trades industries. The UBC represents and offers training to North America’s carpenters, cabinetmakers, millwrights, pile drivers, lathers, framers, floor layers, roofers, drywallers and workers in forest products and related industries.
Midwest Coalition of Labor
MCL is a non-profit coalition of unions dedicated to providing benefits to more than 100,000 members. By working together to purchase benefits, we are able to achieve cost savings that allow unions to provide these benefits to their members at either no cost or heavily-discounted rates.
The Chicago Federation of Labor
This organization is the central labor body for hundreds of Chicago-area unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), championing hundreds of thousands of members. The main objective of the CFL is to stand up for working men and women by supporting organizing efforts to ensure that workers’ rights are upheld both on the job and in the courts.
Chicago Building Trades
The Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council is a central body AFL-CIO labor organization and an affiliate of the North America’s Building Trades Unions. The Council represents approximately 100,000 working men and women from 24 affiliated organizations in the union construction trades for the Chicago & Cook County area. The purpose of the Council is to promote harmony and good will among the affiliated trades and organizations in the building and construction industry in Chicago and Cook County, to promote the unionized sector of the construction industry and to endeavor to organize the unorganized sector. The Council also works as a representative on behalf of its affiliates to enhance the position of organized labor, serving the building trades in particular, and its issues in business, government and education.
Job Corps is the largest Free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16–24. We connect you with the skills and education.
The Illinois AFL-CIO is a voice for all working families in the state. Its strength lies with the many and diverse people the Illinois AFL-CIO represents in a multitude of workplaces and in its ability to affect change.
The Federation is a coalition of unions. It is the official organization of the National AFL-CIO in Iowa. The goals of the Iowa Federation of Labor-AFL-CIO are social and economic justice.
Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)
Whether you are building your own home, commercial building or remodeling, this link to the CISCO site will help you find high-quality union resources. CISCO is the leading source for information on the unionized construction industry in Northeast Illinois.
National Safety Council
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a leading safety advocate for the past 100 years. NSC engages businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to help prevent the third leading cause of death in the U.S. – preventable injuries. Their mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Specializing in high-quality wood products, professional firms and highly skilled craftsmen have helped shape Chicago and Northeast Illinois. Custom architectural millwork can be seen in most of Chicago’s finest establishments. If you can imagine it, these highly trained professionals can make your dreams come true. www.ubclocal1027.org
Milllwrights are an elite group of professionals who work primarily with machinery and equipment requiring precision. For more information about millwrights, please visit their website. www.Millwrights1693.com
INSTALL™ Floor Covering Program
INSTALL provides the most modern, comprehensive flooring installation training for the best-trained floor covering installation professionals in our region.
Local 1185 Chicago Floor Covering Installers
Local 1185 meets all of the needs of the flooring industry in Chicagoland.
The Illinois Labor History Society
It is the premier organization responsible for preserving our labor history. The Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) has accomplished creating the first national monument (“The Martyrs’ Monument” by sculptor Albert Weinert) dedicated to the Haymarket Martyrs. Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL, is home to this monument. In memory of the “Haymarket Riot” and now more properly referred to as the “Haymarket Tragedy,” in 2004 the city of Chicago dedicated a memorial sculpture situated at the spot where the hay wagon stood, which was used by the speakers as their platform. The ILHS has numerous books, videos and stories available.
True Patriots Care
True Patriots Care is dedicated to recognizing and supporting those who have served their communities as first responders and as members of the armed services
Misericordia/Heart of Mercy’s mission is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life. They promote development of natural family and community support, community awareness, education and advocacy.
One Hope United
One Hope United promotes the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development of children and families in need through a wide variety of family-focused child welfare services.
American Heart Association
Before the American Heart Association existed, people with heart disease were thought to be doomed to complete bed rest — or destined to imminent death. But a handful of pioneering physicians and social workers believed it didn’t have to be that way. They conducted studies to learn more about heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.
Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
Every summer the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council of Carpenters partners with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago to help low-income homeowners.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
For the latest information on product recalls and recall alerts.
Illinois Unemployment Help
IDES is your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more!
Regional Employers Services
Illinois Department of Employment Security
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is your direct link to Illinois workforce services including online applications for unemployment benefits, insurance and more.
Iowa Workforce Development
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) contributes to the economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws. Online benefit filing is offered.
- Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare & Pension Funds Office
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page
- Illinois Department of Employment Security
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Iowa Workforce Development
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- How to Cope with Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- World Health Organization
- Illinois State Board of Education
- John Hopkins Worldwide Interactive Map COVID-19
Union Legal Services, LLC through the MIDWEST COALITION OF LABOR (MCL) has offered to field member questions free of charge regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the existing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Members can call 877-694-2663 anytime.