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Philadelphia Business Journal – Women made up just 3.5% of workers in the carpenters’ industry in 2022, according to data from Statista, a slow creep up from the 3.2% that women represented in 2020.Recognizing the disparity, Layla Bibi has made it her mission to be a voice for women through recruitment and mentorship efforts within…Read More

Philadelphia, PA, February 2, 2024 – The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EAS Carpenters Union) is pleased to celebrate the successful graduation of its 2023 Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) cohorts. The program trained 124 carpenter pre-apprentices across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Started in 2016 in partnership with the…Read More

Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2024 – The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EAS Carpenters Union) celebrated its first graduating class at the new EAS Commercial Dive Center, located in Sicklerville, NJ, last week. This facility is the first union-owned and operated dive school in the country and is a major leap forward in…Read More

Philadelphia, PA, January 18, 2023 – William C. Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EAS Carpenters Union), has been named to Philadelphia Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker’s Steering Committee. This designation underscores the commitment of both parties to increase economic opportunity across the city.   “I have said that I will…Read More

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Young as the new Political Director. Young will be responsible for handling the Carpenter Union’s political outreach.Read More

Former Senate President Steve Sweeney received the endorsement of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters in his campaign to become the next Governor of the State of New Jersey.Read More

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EAS Carpenters) Local Union 254 has been selected to receive the prestigious 2023 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award, established under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act), in recognition of their outstanding efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining military veterans.Read More

A publication of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Fall 2023Read More

For months, the Prince George’s County Board of Education has been working towards beginning Phase 2 of its plans to construct new schools for Prince George’s County students. These projects are in desperate need and improvements on construction planning were necessary due to wage theft accusations that took place during Phase 1 of the project…Read More

A publication of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Summer 2023Read More

A historic partnership was recently created as Eastern Atlantic State Carpenters Technical College became a Global Wind Organisation certified training provider. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, which operates the Technical College, is the first trade union in the United States to achieve this certification. GWO certification is vital to ensure the safety…Read More

In an event that redefined tradition, a high school valedictorian took a pass on possibly attending an Ivy League school to sign on for a union carpenter apprenticeship. Michael Taing, Class 2023 Valedictorian at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia, committed to signing a formal agreement to join the four-year apprenticeship program with the  Eastern…Read More