EAS Magazine

For high school students, graduating can be a scary and daunting time filled with questions about what their future may hold.  Students seeking a career in the construction industry, however, have a clearer pathway. Four students from Brooke High School are set to embark on a journey in the construction industry starting with a four-year…Read More

Union Carpenters Apprentices are provided with the most state-of-the-art training to prepare them for everything that comes with working on a job site. Every year the Pittsburgh Carpenters Training Center looks to provide their carpenters and the public with an Open House and Skills Expo that allows carpenter apprentices to use their skills to show…Read More

  Union carpenters exude an exemplary leadership that stands out in the construction industry and the communities they build in. Local Union 445 member Ed Waytoch has been a leader on the off-the-job site and was this year’s George Meany Award winner. The George Meany Award is presented by the Boy Scouts of America and…Read More

  The District of Columbia is prominent for its underground economy and rampant misclassification and wage theft cases. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters have fought to extinguish the unscrupulous contractors for decades, only to be fighting an uphill battle and making very little progress along the way.   “The Construction Industry in…Read More

Dear Members, It is on this day that we commemorate the lives that have been lost in the construction industry. Workers Memorial Day is an important day of remembrance that shows the value we hold for those lost on the jobsite and the fight unions have led to provide safer working conditions. Day in and…Read More

  The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee welcomed new leadership this year with the selection of Cyndie Williams of Local Union 254 and Layla Bibi of Local Union 158 as Committee Co-Chairs. This change in leadership suggests that the Sisters are looking for increased growth, development and action….Read More

  Philadelphia Union Carpenters & Contractors Recruit Local Talent (Press Release)   Philadelphia — Three building trade groups have teamed up to launch an important program to train hopeful apprentice carpenters. They include the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee of Philadelphia, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA),…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

  In the midst of a cold, snowy winter season, members of Local 167 prioritized assisting those who are in need of some warmth. Altogether they donated $1,000 to One House at a Time – Beds For Kids. This program provides families in need with beds, pillows, books, toothbrushes, etc.   Member and Delegate for…Read More

  The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee welcomed new leadership recently with the selection of  Cyndie Williams of Local Union 254 and Layla Bibi of Local Union 158 as Committee Co-Chairs. Williams and Bibi are both eager for the challenge to expand on what has already been a…Read More