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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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Carpenters Endorse State Sen. Mike Hastings for Secretary of State

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters has endorsed State Sen. Mike Hastings (D-Frankfort) in his bid to replace retiring Illinois Secretary of State Jess White. Hastings announced his candidacy earlier this month at the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Center in Elk Grove Village, where he showered praise on the men and […]

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