This week marks National Apprenticeship Week 2023 and we’re highlighting our newest union members from across the Regional Council.
Stacy Reynolds (Local 237) was biking to her minimum wage job at Kroger in Mississippi. Struggling financially, she wanted to make a change. She relocated to Illinois, joined the Mid-America Carpenters Union, bought a car and is now working on the largest solar farm in the country.
Christian Cox, 23, of Kansas City is new to the Carpenters Union having signed up in July. He loves working with his hands and is excited to learn the Carpenter trade.
In St. Louis, Delon Scruggs (Local 97), says joining the Carpenters Union was like joining a family. “If I had a chance to join right out of high school, I would have done it,” Scruggs said.
It’s an exciting time to join the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council. There are massive amounts of work popping up across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Iowa. Our highly trained carpenters are ready, willing and able to get the job done.
Regardless of how our members came to the union, they all know that the grass really is greener on the other side. Our members earn bigger paychecks, receive annual pay increases, industry leading healthcare and the carpenter pension.