COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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

Dear Members, Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference with an update regarding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. In the Governor’s update, he stated that the construction industry is part of the essential services that will continue to operate. In times of crisis like this, the important work that our brothers and sisters skillfully…Read More

Training Centers will remain closed during the week of Monday March 23rd – Friday March 27th. 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

Dear Members, Last night, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all ‘nonessential businesses’ to close their physical locations. Enforcement of this order will take effect at 12:01 AM Saturday, March 21st. If you are out of work after today, make sure to reach out to your state’s unemployment office, which has been listed for you on…Read More

Dear Members, Our country and Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is currently navigating through the unprecedented health situation involving COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). This has been and very well may continue to be hard times for our union. Be assured, that Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is working diligently to provide the…Read More

Members should be aware of the latest information from the Occupational Saftey and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). “There is no specific OSHA standard covering COVID-19. However, some OSHA requirements may apply to prevent occupational exposure to COVID-19.” the OSHA website states. Use the link below to learn more or find the OSHA…Read More

Out of safety for our members and their families, the following Locals have cancelled meetings for this week: Local 253 Meeting Tuesday, March 17th POSTPONED Local 432 Meeting Wednesday, March 18th POSTPONED Local 167 Meeting Thursday, March 19th POSTPONED Local 423 Meeting Thursday, March 19th POSTPONED Local 445 Meeting Thursday, March 19th POSTPONED (To be…Read More

The Eastern Atlantic Council of Carpenters has been in continuous conversation with stakeholders of both the public and private sectors including Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney regarding the recent COVID-19 (Novel Cornonavirus) situation. After a discussion with the Mayor’s office, we must clarify that the recent announcement made by Mayor Kenney stating the closing of all non-essential…Read More