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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

Dear Member:   We are searching for active members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, who are in good standing within Local Union 474 and is interested in the position of Council Representative within the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC) and be assigned to the Upper Marlboro office. We are…Read More

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Retired members of Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local Union 253 were full of enthusiasm and nostalgia as more than 220 carpenters arrived at the Annual Retirees Luncheon in Belleville, NJ.   The ceremony was held at Nanina’s in the Park and kicked off by Local Union 253 Retiree Committee…Read More

(Press Release from NJ.Gov)   NEWARK – First Lady Tammy Murphy, joined by the Executive Director of the Council on the Green Economy, Jane Cohen, today hosted a roundtable to announce the recipients of the Green Jobs Council’s $5 million NJ Building our Resilient, Inclusive, and Diverse Green Economy (BRIDGE) Initiative grant award. In addition to…Read More

In February, a staple of generosity, giving back and protecting women in the City of Philadelphia, required assistance. The Potter’s House Mission needed to upgrade the residents’ lounge flooring and replace the downstairs carpet that had upheld 20 years of wear and tear. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and its members took…Read More

Philadelphia Carpenters Support 76ers’ Proposed Center City Arena. Note Creation of Thousands of New Jobs & Transformative Potential To Stimulate Local Growth & Economic Opportunities   Project will be privately funded and be built in collaboration with the community. No local real estate will be eliminated, no existing residents will be displaced   Philadelphia, PA…Read More

UPDATED ARTICLE: March 1st!!!   The Union Carpenters Action Network (UCAN) helps support the union while also improving our communities. The program is implemented to thank the carpenters who continually give back to their union.  Over 1,500 members from the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters were eligible for a Tier 2 grand prize…Read More

The offshore wind industry is taking off in the country, and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is leading the way by training this next generation of construction workers.   Mariah Dignan, the Labor Liaison for Community Offshore Wind, a JV of RWE & National Grid, toured the EAS Carpenters Expanded Heavy Construction,…Read More

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters hosted the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Energy, and Development on January 27th to discuss the issues of wage theft, worker misclassification, and construction industry tax fraud in Pittsburgh. Testimony was provided by Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Regional Manager Drew Simpson on…Read More