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Union Job-Creating Illinois Climate Bill Becomes Law!

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 […]

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Carpenters Work With State Comptroller To Hold Cheating Contractors Accountable

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 […]

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Carpenters and Cook County Workers Volunteer in Rebuilding Together 100 Days of Service Project

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 […]

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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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