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Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters is now Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

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It’s official! The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters is now the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council! This change reflects our growing jurisdiction after our recent merger with the St. Louis-Kansas City Regional Council. Both the Chicago and St. Louis-Kansas City Regional Councils are rich with tradition as the birthplace of the UBC and the location where […]

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Chicago Sisters Help Build Homes for Families in Need

What an amazing experience our Chicago Sisterhood of Carpenters team had at the DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build! Our Sisters were so grateful for the  experience and chance to be a part of something so life-changing for these families. What is Women Build? Habitat for Humanity Women Build program recruits, educates, and encourages women […]

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Union Carpenter Introduces POTUS During Visit to Elk Grove Village

We watched with pride last week as 30-year Carpenters Local 250 Member Jerry Wenzel introduced President Joe Biden at an event in Elk Grove Village. Wenzel is now a senior field operations manager at Clayco and discussed how much he loved being a Union Carpenter and how important Unions are for the success of the projects he oversees. President Biden […]

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Closing Soon! Take Advantage of MCL’s Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment Ends Oct 31

The MCL/Voya Open Enrollment period for Supplemental Life, AD&D, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance is underway. What is Accident Insurance? Accidents can happen any time and the expenses from an accidental injury, like a fracture or dislocation, can add up quickly. Accident insurance can help keep an injury from running through your savings. You can use […]

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Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Adds 20,000 Members Under International Union Restructuring

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters is poised to become one of the largest regional labor unions in the country under a restructuring arrangement that will add 20,000 members, boosting the Chicago Carpenters Union’s which will now represent more than 50,000 working men and women across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Iowa. The Chicago Regional […]

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Speaker Welch Visits Chicago Regional Council

House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch stopped by the Regional Council’s Delegate meeting on Saturday to congratulate our members on all their hard work getting the state’s clean energy bill passed into law! Speaker Welch was instrumental in getting the bill across the finish line and making sure it contained the strongest labor standards in the […]

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MCL Open Enrollment Starts Friday!

The MCL/Voya Open Enrollment period for Supplemental Life, AD&D, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance begins from October 1st to October 31st . As a member or retiree in good standing with the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, you and your family are eligible to take advantage of additional benefits we have secured for you through […]

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Union Job-Creating Illinois Climate Bill Becomes Law!

Today the historic Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act was signed into law! This legislation is huge for Union jobs! It includes: – Strongest labor standards in the country for wind and solar projects. – Project labor agreements required for all utility-scale wind and solar projects. – Prevailing wage required for all non-residential clean energy […]

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