EAS Magazine

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

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

We all already know that the members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and UBC Carpenters from around the US and Canada are the safest, best trained, and most skilled workforce in the country. Some more proof of this has just been published. The Ontario Construction Secretariat has concluded research over a…Read More

UCAN Grand Prize Winner Receives His Truck   Creating a stronger Union is not just excelling on the job site. It is also giving back, speaking out, and being a leader in one’s community. In times like these, our collective outreach to support our communities, protect worker’s rights, and elected leaders who will support our…Read More

EASRCC Regional Manager Drew Simpson Appointed Pennsylvania Joint Task Force The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters in 2020 supported the HB716 bill in the Pennsylvania Legislature. This piece of legislation creates a Joint Task Force to address Employee Misclassification and fraud. This Task Force brings together the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor,…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

Brothers and Sisters, Labor Day was established as a federal holiday in 1894 to pay tribute to American workers for their contributions to our nations’ growth and prosperity. Though this holiday weekend will be unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetime, we should not let that overshadow what this day represents. We must remember those…Read More

Local 255 Council Rep. Sam Noel Q & A (Sam delivering food and toys to the Community Resource Center for the less fortunate during the 2019 Food Drive) What experience has prepared you most for your current position as Council Representative?  I would say a lot of my experience serving in the The Marine Corp…Read More