Year: 2020

New East Moline Training Center featured on Quad Cities News

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters’ groundbreaking on our new 55,000-sqauare-foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center in East Moline was featured in a story on ABC-affiliate WQAD. The new building will create hundreds of jobs, bring significant tax revenue to the region, and will be used to train the next generation of skilled union apprentice […]

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Carpenters Union Breaks Ground on New 55,000-Square-Foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center Serving the Quad Cities Communities

As seen in the Quad-City Times. EAST MOLINE – The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters today broke ground on a new 55,000-sqauare-foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center in East Moline located less than a mile from Northeast Junior High School. The new building will create hundreds of jobs, bring significant tax revenue to the region, […]

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National Labor Board invites public to weigh in on whether to ban Scabby, the giant inflatable protest rat

Several inflatable rats are shown outside a building Aug. 7, 2019, in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Chicago’s Loop. Created in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, Scabby, the giant inflatable union protest rat that has become a fixture at picket lines, may be banned by new labor board rulings for scaring away […]

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Paying too much in interest? Union members can consolidate their debt and pay much less with Midwest Coalition of Labor Credit Union.

We recently launched a “Pay us less” initiative. The idea is simple: Stop paying the big banks and credit card companies 20 to 30 percent interest, move those balances here and “pay us less”. Since the launch, we’ve had dozens of brothers and sisters take us up on the offer. What they have seen is […]

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EST Perinar Calls on Elected Officials to Prosecute Tax Fraud

EST Gary Perinar last week received the Ed Sadlowski Labor Leadership Award from the Cook County Democratic Party. He used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to encourage the elected state, county and city officials who were watching to crack down on tax fraud and make sure cheating contractors are held accountable. Tax fraud affects […]

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Built To Last -3rd Consecutive Emmy Nomination!

Congratulations to Built To Last for its third consecutive Emmy nomination! Built to Last, which the Chicago Regional Council produces in a partnership with ABC 7 Chicago and Answers Media, was nominated in the Outstanding Achievement for Magazine Programming – Program/Special/ Series category for Foundation of the Nation. View episode below. Built to Last looks […]

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Carpenters Join Gov. Pritzker’s Climate Jobs Illinois Coalition Board to Create Union Jobs in the Clean Energy Sector

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters today joined several Illinois labor unions to announce the formation of the Climate Jobs Illinois coalition to advocate for a pro-worker, pro-climate agenda. The coalition will push for a thoughtful but ambitious clean energy transition through practical policies that create union jobs in the clean energy sector to lower […]

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