Community News

The State of New Jersey is looking to provide more opportunities for the next generation of construction workers. There have been steps taken to prioritize the use of apprenticeship programs for public work jobs in the state to do this. Unions have demonstrated over the last century that the instructing and molding of carpenters have…Read More

  Our members devote decades of their livelihood to the Union, donating time to support the community, building lasting relationships throughout the Council. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC) recognizes this and is passionate about giving back to those who are deserving of something special in return. Constantine Salvatore Solazzi is a true icon to all…Read More

Being a part of the Union, you take pride in helping out your community, especially when fellow union members are in need. Retired member Jack Dean is a shining example of this and committed 52 years of his life to ensure a brighter future for the next generation of carpenters. Unfortunately, Dean was recently diagnosed…Read More

As the population has grown exponentially in larger cities, specifically Washington, D.C., overpopulation is stretching basic-needs infrastructure to its limits. The DC sewer system is no exception. In 2012, the District’s sewer system couldn’t contain storm runoff, flooding the Anacostia River with un-recycled sewage and waste that carried bacteria and potential diseases into the area’s…Read More

Message below from Local 423 Team Lead Rick Tomlinson on the retirement of member Mike Dingey. Local 423 would like to send out congratulations to Mike Dingey, who has retired after serving as a Business Agent for 23 years! Mike was accepted into the Apprenticeship of State College Local #1333 on October 1, 1986, and became…Read More

Across the country there has been public debate about how to properly balance social distancing to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also completing essential work and projects in our communities. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC) understands this issue better than most, as their membership across seven states has…Read More

EASRCC and Local 445 member, Steve Motyka, is the first-ever recipient of the “Thomas George Memorial Community Service Award”.

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The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters teamed up with the Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT), as well as the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), to donate over 175,000 pounds of food to the Preston and Steve Camp Out for Hunger food drive for Philabundance in Philadelphia during the 2019 holiday season. This is an…Read More

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters have been advocating for more enforcement on human rights and tax fraud issues like what is taking place in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Local 205 Council Representative Neri Canahui-Ortiz spoke with Channel 13 ABC News Now about the issue.  “If you’re bringing…Read More

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is always happy to show off where we train the most skilled workers in the country and we’re lucky enough to give Minnesota Senator and Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar a tour. There we were able to show the Senator and a large amount of media that travels…Read More