Member News

This past year, the largest infrastructure project in the history of the District of Columbia, the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, was completed ahead of schedule with the help of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC). Hundreds of the most skilled and highly trained local workers in DC worked on this project along…Read More

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America’s Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) has made the decision that the Scaffold Erector Qualification will no longer have a grace period after a qualification expires. The CITF will honor the grace period for your Scaffold Erector Qualification until December 31, 2022.Read More

All too often those looking for employment are unfamiliar with what a career in the construction industry looks like. The various career paths, crafts, training provided, wage and benefit packages are making the trades a more appealing option for the workforce across the country. However, there is still a necessity to educate many states and…Read More

Local Union 158 Members,   Local Union 158 regularly scheduled meeting will be held this upcoming Monday, February 21st at 7:00 PM at the Fraternal Order of Police Philadelphia Lodge #5.   Meeting information, below: Local Union 158 Meeting Monday, February 21st 7:00 PM Fraternal Order of Police Philadelphia Lodge #5 11630 Caroline Road Philadelphia, PA 19154…Read More

Brothers and Sisters,   The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is giving a UCAN credit for all carpenters that have and are ready to update their Training Verification Card in the UBC Mobile App. UCAN is the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters incentive-based program for all carpenters that go above and…Read More

Brothers and Sisters,   Attaining your next job and getting back to work safely are the most important ways for you to provide for your family. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council is here to help you find that next job and be ready to meet the demands that contractors and end-users require for you…Read More

The Carpenter News Latest Issue is out now! Read about the important labor policy changes since the New Biden Administration took office, who the suggested candidates are for the 2021 General elections, and a 20 Years since 9/11 retrospective from EAS CarpentersRead More

The founder of both Labor Day and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Peter J. McGuire, is someone we should remember and thank as we strive to meet the ideals that he held for workers’ rights.Read More

Members Helping Members with their Fight for Sobriety    Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health. (1)   In 2017, a group of carpenters wanted to get together in…Read More

  This week in the City of Baltimore, local residents and elected officials came together to promote the Northeast MAGLEV Superconducting High-Speed Rail project with a “Rally For Good Paying Jobs”. Excitement is building for the project that will help connect The District of Columbia to New York City with a one-hour commute time. The…Read More