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EAS Carpenters Local Union 253 is continuing its ten-year tradition this holiday season and helping to bring Santa Claus back to Jersey City.  In partnership with the South Hudson Civic Association, union carpenters help collect toys for the annual ‘Breakfast with Santa.’ at the Moose Lodge. Many children in the Jersey City area look forward…Read More

Allegheny County and the Philadelphia Board of Elections have released a list of mail-in or absentee ballots that have been administratively determined to lack a signature on the declaration envelope or lack a written date on the declaration envelope.   Your vote is too important to be thrown out due to a simple mistake. Use…Read More

Election Day is November 8th. EAS Carpenters need to get out and vote for pro-labor candidates that will protect our the union way of life and pass policy that provides opportunity for union workers   Use our Pro-Labor Candidate Tool to learn more about how to vote and what candidates are pro-labor candidates on your…Read More

Dear Local Unions 219, 443, and 715 Millwrights,   As of October 26, 2022, millwrights such as yourself of the Eastern Millwrights Regional Council are now members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. This letter is the first opportunity I, as your Executive Secretary-Treasurer, have to welcome you to our Council of…Read More

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In 2021, the EAS Carpenters shared stories about the actions our members took following the September 11th terrorist attacks. These stories were included in the Carpenters News that was released 20 years after the attacks. You can read those stories below.  Read More

It is with a heavy heart that we inform the Brothers and Sisters of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters of the passing of Council Representative Jum-Mor Mackell.   Jum-Mor was a proud 22-year member of our union, beginning his apprenticeships in 1999. He was involved in many aspects of Union business, including…Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorse Fetterman for Senate Philadelphia, PA — Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman on Wednesday received the endorsement of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters in the U.S. Senate Race. The EAS Carpenters represent close to 19,000 carpenters who live and work in the Commonwealth…Read More

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  Job Summary The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Philadelphia & Vicinity is looking to continue its long tradition of training a qualified workforce that is prepared to ensure the most challenging construction projects can be completed safely and ahead of schedule. The JAC has been designed to help create many skilled craftspeople for our…Read More

4th-Year apprentices competed in the annual Philly Skills Contest at the Joint Apprentice Carpenters Training Center in Philadelphia & Vicinity on May 6th, 2022. The apprentices competing were selected as the top of their class in each of their crafts.   “Today is our 55th annual open house/contest where our top carpenter students, floor laying…Read More

  For Immediate Release   Carpenters Union Endorses by Brian Schwalb for DC Attorney General Carpenters Union Endorses Brian Schwalb for District Attorney General, Express Trust That Candidate Will Continue Outgoing AG Racine’s Actions to Protect Workers   (District of Columbia)- The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Brian Schwalb announced the Union’s…Read More