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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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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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Local carpenters make the dream of a backyard fort come true for a 9-year-old in Mokena

Last year, 9-year-old Jameson Tyler asked his mother Lisa if he could get a backyard fort but his mother, hoping to deflect young “Jamo” from this endeavor, told him he’d need to get a permit from the mayor of Mokena. To Lisa’s surprise, Tyler and a group of friends drew up some plans, hopped on […]

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Carpenters Union’s Career Connections Program Helps Illinois High Schools Fill Vocational Education Void

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The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters is partnering with high schools across Illinois to offer career pathways to students interested in the building trades. The Regional Council’s Career Connections program is designed to help high school teachers introduce students to basic and intermediate carpentry, advanced skills in commercial and residential construction, and the essentials of construction site safety. The […]

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UBC Carpenter Magazine Now Available

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America leads the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals. This latest issue was just released, check out page 11 “Chicago Workers Hear Call To Trade Up!” Other highlights include what’s going on in each district, an article on the fights […]

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