Member News

  The American Rescue Plan Act, recently put into effect last week, has brought relief to the American workers, but comes with updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you filed your taxes already, please contact your trusted tax preparer for more insight on the information reported here.   IRS OFFICAL GUIDANCE   Members who…Read More

  The Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) will develop Phase One of the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train project. Its route will include stops at Washington, D.C., BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Baltimore, connecting the two major cities in 15 minutes.   “Our region is fortunate that Northeast Maglev is investing locally and bringing the SCMAGLEV…Read More

Local 436 members came up with an idea that would allow anyone in the nearby communities to share non-perishables, supplies, and canned goods while also practicing social distancing.Read More

\  When Local 423 wanted to update their online presence and create a new website for their members to use, they wanted someone skilled and trained in software engineering. EAS Carpenters are the best skilled and most trained construction workers in numerous trades, but their commitment to education does not always end at construction. Luckily…Read More

  When Facebook decided to build and operate a new data center in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it was a significant step in economic growth for Facebook, the local economy, and the workers, especially the members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. The carpenters union’s highly trained members have been working hand in…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

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

CARPENTERS LOCAL NO. 491 ANNUITY PLAN SUMMARY OF MATERIAL MODIFICATION   The Trustees of the Carpenters Local No. 491 Annuity Plan, on behalf of the Carpenters Local No. 491 Annuity Plan (the “Plan”), have the following clarifying announcement regarding a recent amendment to the Plan, effective as of July 1, 2020. A Participant who elects…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

DC to New York in 60 Minutes   Northeast Maglev is positioning the City of Philadelphia to be part of a major development project by bringing the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train to the Northeast. To make this happen, they announced a partnership with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. This much-needed investment…Read More

Richmond Carpenters!!! Get Out and Vote!!! Carpenters from all over the council need to get out and vote for the November 3rd General Election. Richmond, Virginia is a battleground for our union this election year, as we have a chance to elect labor-friendly candidates in the city for the first time in forever. Please use…Read More

October 23, 2020 The Scholarship Fund Golf Outing is a special time of year for our union. It is a time where we are all able to come together to provide support and assistance to those who are the backbone of our council. Our members and their union families are why we get up every…Read More