We’re very excited about our new agreement with Chicago City Colleges that helps our members earn an associate’s degree in construction management and helps City Colleges students gain entry into our pre-apprenticeship program. It’s a win-win!
Dear Brothers and Sisters: This past Saturday we had the opportunity to bring together Delegates, Business Representatives and staff of the newly formed Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council for a daylong gathering in Springfield, Illinois. It was the first chance since our merger in September to meet in person and get to better know the members […]
Just a reminder to show your union pride by purchasing the newest apparel with new Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council logo at our online store! Union printer Stars & Stripes added the new apparel with the new MACRC logo for members who want to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, polos, jackets and other apparel and accessories with the […]
No better way to wrap up National Apprenticeship Week last week than our groundbreaking event for a new 15,000 square foot annex at the Mid-America Carpenters Pekin Training Center. We have the best training program in the country, as our signatory contractors will attest. This new annex will make sure our apprentices and journeymen stay up to date […]
Another success in our ongoing fight against Wage Theft! Earlier this month, Kansas City passed its first ever Wage Theft ordinance to hold cheating contractors accountable. Thanks to Councilman O’Neill for drafting the ordinance & to the City Council for leveling the playing field and standing with working families!
Chicago’s Wrigley Field is one of the historic stadiums in baseball. But this past weekend it was the site of a Big 10 college football showdown between the Purdue University Boilermakers and the hometown Northwestern University Wildcats thanks in part to the efforts of our members. Mid-America Carpenters spent several weeks working at the stadium installing goalposts, building platforms, removing nets, […]
This is National Apprenticeship Week, when we celebrate the commitment of men and women who are new to our organization, and the tireless work of those recruiting and training them. We are fortunate to have the industry’s best training instructors across our jurisdiction, led by Training Director Vince Sticca. Thank you for all your hard […]
Watt’s up! Check out this video of a community solar project in northern Illinois. The renewable energy sector is kicking into high gear and union carpenters are the best trained and most productive for racking and module installations! The renewable energy sector is kicking into high gear. For best results, hire Union carpenters and contractors!
When word got out that the Little Sisters of the Poor had a flood at their elderly care center on Chicago’s north side, Union building trades stepped in to help out. A broken sprinkler caused the flooding that resulted in several thousand dollars worth of damage. But thankfully, the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades […]
The Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council partners with Habitat for Humanity St. Louis each year to help build a home for a deserving family. This year, 13 Carpenter apprentices and trainers, including team leader William Bell, joined with KMOV-TV to construct the roof of this house on Itaska Street. We are Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together. Watch […]