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The U.S. Department of Labor recently rescinded a joint employer rule that made it easier for cheating subcontractors to skirt minimum wage and overtime protections for employees.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 […]
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 […]
The Chicago Auto Show is back! Assistant to the EST Kevin McLaughlin was interviewed by ABC 7 Chicago for their story about the return of trade shows to McCormick Place. This is outstanding news for all our tradeshow carpenters who were hit especially hard during this pandemic. EST Gary Perinar and the trustees representing the […]