Leadership Messages

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

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

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

Dear Members, The current state of affairs regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has already lead to many changes in our daily lives. This includes the leadership of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, who have announced that all programs at the International Training Center for the next 30-days will be canceled. If…Read More

It is with gratefulness for our past and excitement for our union’s future that I wish the members for the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and their families a safe and happy Labor Day. This is a time to reflect on not only how far workers rights have come, but also…Read More

Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of myself and the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenter’s Executive Board, I would like to wish each and every one of you and your families a happy and safe Veterans Day weekend. Our union is fortunate to have many brave brothers and sisters who have served…Read More