Dear Brothers & Sisters: As you well know, our nation still has a long way to go before we can finally escape the clutches of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for staying vigilant to protect the health and safety of yourself and others as we soldier on in the road to recovery. I know […]
This Trade Up Promotional video was an initiative spearheaded by Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters EST Gary Perinar as part of our ongoing efforts to pick up market share in the residential industry. We’ve had a great response so far and look forward to adding more residential carpenters to our Brotherhood. CLICK HERE to view […]
You work, you get paid, right? Wrong. Many construction workers suffer wage theft. A recent study by the Institute for Construction Economic Research found that construction workers have close to a billion dollars of wages and premium pay stolen every year. And it does not just happen on private jobs, it happens on tax-payer funded […]
The Carpenters Organizing Department joined Carpenters Local 10 Business Representative and Worth Township Supervisor Eamon McMahon last week to pass out nutritional food boxes to families in Alsip. This was a team effort working with Worth Township employees and leaders from Economic Strategies Development Corporation (ESDC), who provided the food. Everyone could use a little […]
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters business representatives and organizers got a great response talking to non-union residential carpenters at jobsites about the benefits of joining our Brotherhood. Trade up to a union career. It’s a no-brainer. For more information click here
WQAD-TV Channel 8 located in Moline, llinois did a story about Millwrights Local 2158’s open orientation where hopeful recruits turned out to fill out applications and learn how to become a Millwright. Millwright work involves the assembly, erection, installation, and maintenance of all types of industrial equipment and machinery according to layout plans, blueprints, and […]
Here’s a short video about the new 150,000 square-foot Chicago Heights Middle School our members helped build. The $40 million school is expected to be completed by the end of July and is the first newly constructed school facility in Chicago Heights in decades. Local 272 member Tim Toppen, a 15-year union member who works […]
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters today announced another victory in the union’s ongoing fight against wage theft in the building trades.
Retirees and Business Representatives from the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Painters District Council, and I.B.E.W. Local 134 have been working together rehabbing an old bar in Des Plaines and turning it into a new community food pantry.