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Mid-America Carpenters Union’s Wage Theft Bill Passes IL General Assembly

CHICAGO — Workers around the state have new protections to help ensure they are paid what’s owed to them under new legislation that passed the Illinois General Assembly on Friday. HB5412 makes a primary contractor liable for the failure of a subcontractor to pay wages owed to its workers. The subcontractor would in turn be […]

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On the Road Again

Transition Team Visits St. Louis Area The Transition Team has been keeping busy and logging miles, introducing everyone to our new, expanded council. In St. Louis, union leaders met with members, contractors and local officials, toured residential and commercial sites, had lunch with apprentices, and handed out a boatload of t-shirts. One thing is already […]

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Chicago Carpenters Expose Dishonest Contractors

Chicago carpenters picket Cedar Street and Method Construction

Recently Chicagoland Union Carpenters and Representatives joined Local 58 rallying against Cedar Street and Method Construction. Rats and fat cats were seen lining streets in Uptown exposing the contractors taking advantage of workers and failing to pay area standards. Other building trades joined the carpenters and talked with local business owners and residents about the […]

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St. Louis County Council Reinstates Apprenticeship Requirement for Bidders

St Louis carpenters pose together at National Apprenticeship week

On Feb. 8, the St. Louis County Council voted 6-1 to reinstate a rule requiring bidders for most county projects to participate in federally approved apprenticeship programs. The program means more work for Union Carpenters in St. Louis and a win for the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council. St. Louis County Councilwoman Shalonda Webb sponsored the […]

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