Year: 2021

George Vest, Jr – Richard S. Pepper Memorial Scholarship

The GEORGE VEST, JR. – RICHARD S. PEPPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION will award $1,000.00 scholarships to children of members ingood standing of Local Unions affiliated with the CHICAGO REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS. The Trustees will determine the number ofscholarships awarded. The scholarship awards will be available for use in any accredited community college, college, or […]

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Carpenters Partner with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago

If you need something to brighten your day check out the work our members did over the weekend building a new front porch and back stairs for an elderly woman in Englewood who has cancer and desperately needed the repairs. Carpenters Local 1 Business Representative Tony Guida put the crew together through a long-standing partnership […]

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Chicago Auto Show’s Return Spurs Hope for Revival of Big Events

By Shruti Singh – Bloomberg May 5, 2021 – In any other year, the Chicago Auto Show would be a premier showcase for the car industry, attracting thousands of motorheads and industry insiders alike. But in 2021, it could be all that and much, much more. In July, McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, […]

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Moderna Vaccine Available for Eligible Members and Dependents Ages 18 and Older at Carpenters Center for Health

Carpenter members and dependents ages 18 and older can now get your vaccine at the Carpenters Center for Health and you could win a $500 gift card! Go to www.crccbenefits.org for more information and to make your appointment now!

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State Officials Join EST Gary Perinar to Push For Tax Fraud Reform

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Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer Gary Perinar addresses a crowd for the Carpenters Union’s Tax Fraud Days of Action at the State Capitol. Perinar was joined by Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Senate President Don Harmon, Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and State Senator Mike Hastings at the event to raise awareness about construction industry […]

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Illinois Legislative Leaders Join Carpenters in Fight to End Tax Fraud

by Mike Miletich News 3 WSIL SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Carpenters across Illinois are standing up against tax fraud in the construction industry. On Thursday, union leaders explained the state is losing out on $186 million annually due to contractors paying employees in cash. They feel this practice also creates dangerous situations for employees working without […]

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Financial Fresh Start With Midwest Coalition of Labor Credit Union Offer Ends Soon!

Hurry offer ends April 30, 2021! Any member who transfers balances from their other credit cards to their MCLCU credit card will receive 2.99% for 24 months.  There are a lot of other promotions out there that are 0.00% for 12 months, but our low rate promotion last 12 months longer than “the other guys” […]

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Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Calls on Springfield to Pass Climate Union Jobs Act

CHICAGO, April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters is calling on the Illinois General Assembly to pass the Climate Union Jobs Act to put hundreds of thousands of union tradespeople to work as the state transitions to a clean energy economy over the next decade. Illinois Reps. Lawrence Walsh Jr., Marcus C. Evans and Jay Hoffman and Sens. Michael Hastings and Sue […]

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