COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Members who are participants in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Annuity Fund may qualify for a onetime, lump sum distribution of up to $15,000 from their individual accounts. You can email the application to kbaggarly@zenith-american.com or call 301-839-8800 for more information. Use THIS LINK to learn more and find out if you qualify. DOWNLOAD…Read More

In light of this public health crisis, the Trustees have amended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Annuity Plan as well as the Health Plan. Participants who experience a coronavirus-related event between April 1st, 2020 and June 30 , 2020 can are able to receive a onetime, lump sum distribution of up to $15,000 from…Read More

In response to the current worldwide health situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pure Safety Group (PSG) and Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) would like to take this opportunity to offer and recommend the following best practices for cleaning your fall protection equipment. PSG’s Recommended Best Practices: Never use sanitizing liquids, gels, or…Read More

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is taking a moment to thank Congressman Donald Norcross and all of our labor-friendly elected officials. We appreciate all of their hard work during this COVID-19 pandemic as you have prioritized the community and the people in it. Congressman Norcross recently sent our an easy guide to…Read More

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. In general, employees of private sector employers with fewer than 500…Read More

Out of safety for our members and their families, the following Locals have cancelled meetings for this week: Local 420 Meeting Thursday, April 2nd CANCELLED Discussion is ongoing regarding other Local Union meetings and when the above-mentioned meetings will reconvene. Direction will be provided to all members as to when and where their next meeting…Read More

Training Centers will remain closed until further notice. The situation will be monitored and evaluated on a weekly basis. Check back with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ website for more information or the individual training center’s websites listed in this LINKRead More

Local 491 members can apply for a COVID-19 Annuity Loan through the application below. Applications need to be read, completed, signed, notarized, and sent to the Funds Office. If you have any questions you can reach out to the Funds Office at (888) 494-4443. You will also find changes made to the Annuity and Health…Read More

Our members are the best trained workforce in the country and that includes safety on the job sites. The unprecedented health crisis our country faces created the need for more considerations to be taken into account on the job site. Please read the Eastern Atlantic States most recent “Toolbox Talk” regarding job site safety suggestions.Read More

Due to the challenges many of our members are facing because of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), steps where taken this past Friday when a Funds Trustee’s meeting lead to beneficial steps to help Local 491 members. These members work in the trade show and convention industry which has been completely shut down out of precaution…Read More