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Biden Picks Pro-Union Boston Mayor Marty Walsh To Lead Department of Labor

It’s been nearly half a century since a union member has led the Department of Labor, but that could change soon with President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as his Secretary of Labor. Walsh is a second-generation member of Laborers’ Local Union 223 with working-class roots. He became the head […]

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Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifeline Alert

MSA is issuing this User Safety Notice to inform you that MSA has received field reports of a limitednumber of Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) in which some internal bolts cameloose. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, weare requesting that you perform the actions outlined in this notice. […]

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Chicago Regional Council Calls for Congress to Pass Heroes Act

CRCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Gary Perinar and Trade Show Representative Kevin McLaughlin joined Congresswoman-elect Marie Newman, the Chicago Federation of Labor, and our union partners at McCormick Place to highlight the pandemic’s extensive toll on the trade show industry and call for Congress to immediately pass the Heroes Act and give workers in Chicago and across […]

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Regional Council Extends Chicago Plan Healthcare Eligibility

Today the trustees representing the Chicago Welfare Fund voted again to extend healthcare Insurance eligibility to active members through the quarter ending February 28, 2021. The action demonstrates again the commitment of our Union’s leadership to act quickly and decisively on behalf of the hardworking men and women of the Regional Council. We got your […]

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New East Moline Training Center featured on Quad Cities News

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters’ groundbreaking on our new 55,000-sqauare-foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center in East Moline was featured in a story on ABC-affiliate WQAD. The new building will create hundreds of jobs, bring significant tax revenue to the region, and will be used to train the next generation of skilled union apprentice […]

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Carpenters Union Breaks Ground on New 55,000-Square-Foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center Serving the Quad Cities Communities

As seen in the Quad-City Times. EAST MOLINE – The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters today broke ground on a new 55,000-sqauare-foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center in East Moline located less than a mile from Northeast Junior High School. The new building will create hundreds of jobs, bring significant tax revenue to the region, […]

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National Labor Board invites public to weigh in on whether to ban Scabby, the giant inflatable protest rat

Several inflatable rats are shown outside a building Aug. 7, 2019, in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Chicago’s Loop. Created in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, Scabby, the giant inflatable union protest rat that has become a fixture at picket lines, may be banned by new labor board rulings for scaring away […]

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