Leadership Messages

Throughout his career as a skilled carpenter, Michael was involved in construction projects at some of Philadelphia’s most well-known institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia International Airport, Luken Steel, and the Philadelphia Convention Center.Read More

Veterans Day is a day to remember those who fought for our country and put their lives at risk to protect us and our families at home. Across our council, we have had the privilege to help veterans and their families with opportunities to succeed and benefits that they may not have been given elsewhere….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

Philadelphia is where I grew up and where my family has called home for generations. I am proud to have raised a family, built my career, and represented so many workers from the City of Brotherly Love. Watching the events of the past week unfold has been painful. Executive Secretary-Treasurer William Sproule, myself, and we…Read More

This statement came to mind after we decided to close our headquarters office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due to the ongoing protest and civil unrest in the city. As of today within our region, Philadelphia as well as the District of Columbia are two of several cities where the National Guard has been deployed.  Our union…Read More

Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of myself and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Board, I would like to wish you and your families a healthy and safe Memorial Day. This Memorial Day comes during an unprecedented time in our countries history. We are all collectively navigating through the new personal and…Read More

Dear Members, Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made an Executive Order to shut down all “nonessential construction” in the State of New Jersey. Enforcement of this order will take effect at 8:00 PM Friday, April 10. This is just the latest development affecting our members since the beginning of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic…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