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It is with a heavy heart that the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters remembers West Virginia union leader and 47-year union carpenter Orphy Klempa who passed at the age of 70. Orphy was known as a family man, devoted union brother, and dear friend to many in West Virginia and our Council.  …Read More

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Council Representative Michael Conner, Local Union 474, was invited to attend a White House Event on Labor Day this year with President Joe Biden and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. The event was attended by The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO which Connor has been a proud supporter of…Read More

The Carpenter News Latest Issue is out now! Read about the important labor policy changes since the New Biden Administration took office, who the suggested candidates are for the 2021 General elections, and a 20 Years since 9/11 retrospective from EAS CarpentersRead More

The founder of both Labor Day and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Peter J. McGuire, is someone we should remember and thank as we strive to meet the ideals that he held for workers’ rights.Read More

This September 11th will mark the 20th Anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a day in which Americans will never forget. On Sunday, September 12th of 2021, our partners at HEART 9/11 are inviting participants for the Commemorative March of the Recovery Workers. HEART 9/11 is a team of first…Read More

The NBC Washington I Team has released a two-part investigative report on wage theft cases in the District of Columbia and Richmond Virginia. A barrage of wage theft claims have been sent to DC Attorney General Karl Racine’s Office in recent years.   “Workers are not getting overtime. They’re not getting paid days off. Often…Read More

The research and development of renewable energy sources is rapidly changing the world. Offshore Wind Farms are a growing addition to the industry, showing the capability to generate two-times the combined capacity of all electric power plants in the U.S. The assembly of these farm’s requires a highly skilled and trained workforce that only Union…Read More

Members Helping Members with their Fight for Sobriety    Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health. (1)   In 2017, a group of carpenters wanted to get together in…Read More

  This week in the City of Baltimore, local residents and elected officials came together to promote the Northeast MAGLEV Superconducting High-Speed Rail project with a “Rally For Good Paying Jobs”. Excitement is building for the project that will help connect The District of Columbia to New York City with a one-hour commute time. The…Read More

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