Community News

  In the midst of a cold, snowy winter season, members of Local 167 prioritized assisting those who are in need of some warmth. Altogether they donated $1,000 to One House at a Time – Beds For Kids. This program provides families in need with beds, pillows, books, toothbrushes, etc.   Member and Delegate for…Read More

  The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee welcomed new leadership recently with the selection of  Cyndie Williams of Local Union 254 and Layla Bibi of Local Union 158 as Committee Co-Chairs. Williams and Bibi are both eager for the challenge to expand on what has already been a…Read More

  The American Rescue Plan Act, recently put into effect last week, has brought relief to the American workers, but comes with updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you filed your taxes already, please contact your trusted tax preparer for more insight on the information reported here.   IRS OFFICAL GUIDANCE   Members who…Read More

The Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) will develop Phase One of the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train project. Its route will include stops at Washington, D.C., BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Baltimore, connecting the two major cities in 15 minutes.   “Our region is fortunate that Northeast Maglev is investing locally and bringing the SCMAGLEV train…Read More

Throughout his career as a skilled carpenter, Michael was involved in construction projects at some of Philadelphia’s most well-known institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia International Airport, Luken Steel, and the Philadelphia Convention Center.Read More

Local 436 members came up with an idea that would allow anyone in the nearby communities to share non-perishables, supplies, and canned goods while also practicing social distancing.Read More

I do see more families in my community looking at the trades as an option instead of college and I love this trend. There is no better feeling than helping a new member from the community join our organizationRead More

\  When Local 423 wanted to update their online presence and create a new website for their members to use, they wanted someone skilled and trained in software engineering. EAS Carpenters are the best skilled and most trained construction workers in numerous trades, but their commitment to education does not always end at construction. Luckily…Read More

In December 2020, the District of Columbia Council passed the False Claims Amendment Act,  allowing workers and companies to recoup payments from large taxpayers that filed false tax claims. The act, now in effect, gives leverage to workers in the District of Columbia to regain the wages that unscrupulous employers stole for up to 10 years…Read More

EAS Carpenters and Philly Contractors Celebrate Act 72 Enforcement   On January 11th, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer and Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that criminal charges were filed in an Unlawful Labor Investigation. The owners and operators of G&R Drywall were charged with multiple Workplace Misclassification counts, Making False Statements, Theft, Receiving Stolen…Read More