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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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Paying too much in interest? Union members can consolidate their debt and pay much less with Midwest Coalition of Labor Credit Union.

We recently launched a “Pay us less” initiative. The idea is simple: Stop paying the big banks and credit card companies 20 to 30 percent interest, move those balances here and “pay us less”. Since the launch, we’ve had dozens of brothers and sisters take us up on the offer. What they have seen is […]

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EST Perinar Calls on Elected Officials to Prosecute Tax Fraud

EST Gary Perinar last week received the Ed Sadlowski Labor Leadership Award from the Cook County Democratic Party. He used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to encourage the elected state, county and city officials who were watching to crack down on tax fraud and make sure cheating contractors are held accountable. Tax fraud affects […]

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