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  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…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

  The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project, better known to many in the Washington DC area as the South Capitol Bridge, is providing jobs for Washington DC residents. Making this possible is the Project Labor Agreement (PLA), which was approved for the project and coordinated with the District Department of Transportation and C.H.O.I.C.E. The…Read More

Local’s 420, 432 and 441 Donate Food to The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of our lives in ways we never imagined, many of our own members’ family and friends, including those in our communities are struggling. It is times like these that our union and its membership can…Read More

Local 197 Council Rep. Patrick Wilby Q & A   What experience has prepared you most for your current position as Council Representative? I believe the experience that prepared me the most for the Council Representative position was being a Steward. During that time, I learned how to guide and support members, be of assistance…Read More

Local 420 Council Rep. Erick Dixon Q & A   What experience has prepared you the most for your current position as Council Representative? I would say most of it is based on my experience in the Marine Corps and learning how to deal with a wide range of issues and a diverse group of…Read More

DC to New York in 60 Minutes   Northeast Maglev is positioning the City of Philadelphia to be part of a major development project by bringing the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train to the Northeast. To make this happen, they announced a partnership with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. This much-needed investment…Read More