The Union Carpenter Magazine is published twice a year, delievered by mail in its all-inclusive form to tens of thousands of union carpenters. Happy reading! CLICK HERE
The MCL/Voya Open Enrollment period for Supplemental Life, AD&D, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance begins in just one week and will run 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 […]
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 […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last month, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America celebrated its 140th birthday. It’s a source of great pride for our Regional Council that the UBC was founded right here in Chicago by visionaries who knew that forming a Union presented the best opportunity to give skilled carpenters a […]
Carpenters Local 237 Business Representative Matt Watchinski (Pictured, Above Right) and Local 270 Business Representatives,R.J. Finneran and Tom Muchow joined State Comptroller Susana Mendoza in Springfield this past week for an announcement about a state contractor that was forced to pay more than $70K in back wages and fines for violating Illinois’ Prevailing Wage Act by under-paying workers.Our fight […]
Fiesta del Sol, held annually in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, is the largest Latino festival in the Midwest, drawing more than 1 million attendees every year. The Chicago Regional Council was a sponsor at this year’s festival through a partnership with radio station La Ley and our participation was a huge success! We appreciated speaking to […]
Here’s a great story about Local 792 members giving back to the Rockford community by teaching carpentry skills to local students and helping them build treasure boxes appearing around the town! CLICK HERE to read more from the Rockford Register Star!
The U.S. Department of Labor recently rescinded a joint employer rule that made it easier for cheating subcontractors to skirt minimum wage and overtime protections for employees. The new rule will help to ensure a level playing field for union contractors and responsible employers. Learn more HERE. #StopTax Fraud
As Worth Township’s pandemic emergency food initiative winds down, residents in need of food are encouraged to use the food pantry.
Last week Carpenters Local1 Business Representative Tony Guida and Journeyman Eddie Castillo joined Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle for an event celebrating Rebuilding Together’s 100 Days of Service, a program that revitalizes communities and provides home improvement projects for 100 families in Chicago and Cook County.Local 1 and the Chicago […]