"When I read construction industry journals and talk with contractors and owners, the buzz is all about a looming worker shortage. In fact, many job sites already are short-staffed, but I contend that the real trouble isn’t a worker shortage—it is a skilled worker shortage."
Carpenters' EST Gary Perinar received the 2018 George Meany Award from the Boy Scouts of America for his service to the community and working families in our union trades.
Applications for this year's William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now available on the Chicago Federation of Labor website.
Effective Oct. 31, 2018, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (“UBC”) completed the process of restructuring the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. The UBC’s Restructure Plan includes merging a number of local unions affiliated with the Regional Council.
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters takes pride in positioning members for success and helping them build careers. When you are a member in good standing you and your family are eligible to take advantage of brand new benefits that are being offered at no charge.
With the help of Labor during the 2018 general election, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker were told by voters to pack up and move on.