Member News

The Greater Pennsylvania Carpenters Combined Funds Board of Trustees has made amendments to the Medical Plan in response to the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) health crisis. The first amendment provides that all active members who are eligible in the Plan on April 1, 2020 will receive coverage at no charge for benefit quarter of July 1st,…Read More

Out of safety for our members and their families, the following Locals have cancelled meetings for this week: Local 255 Meeting Tuesday, April 14th CANCELLED Discussion is ongoing regarding other Local Union meetings and when the above-mentioned meetings will reconvene. Direction will be provided to all members as to when and where their next meeting…Read More

Out of safety for our members and their families, the following Locals have cancelled meetings for this week: Local 491 Meeting Tuesday, April 14th CANCELLED Discussion is ongoing regarding other Local Union meetings and when the above-mentioned meetings will reconvene. Direction will be provided to all members as to when and where their next meeting…Read More

The federal FFCRA takes effect April 1, 2020. The law requires employers to provide two types of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Childcare Leave. This information from the New Jersey Department of Labor may be useful to you or your family. If you have any questions please reach out to the NJ DOL.Read More

Members who are participants in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Annuity Fund may qualify for a onetime, lump sum distribution of up to $15,000 from their individual accounts. You can email the application to kbaggarly@zenith-american.com or call 301-839-8800 for more information. Use THIS LINK to learn more and find out if you qualify. DOWNLOAD…Read More

In light of this public health crisis, the Trustees have amended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Annuity Plan as well as the Health Plan. Participants who experience a coronavirus-related event between April 1st, 2020 and June 30 , 2020 can are able to receive a onetime, lump sum distribution of up to $15,000 from…Read More

In response to the current worldwide health situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pure Safety Group (PSG) and Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) would like to take this opportunity to offer and recommend the following best practices for cleaning your fall protection equipment. PSG’s Recommended Best Practices: Never use sanitizing liquids, gels, or…Read More

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is taking a moment to thank Congressman Donald Norcross and all of our labor-friendly elected officials. We appreciate all of their hard work during this COVID-19 pandemic as you have prioritized the community and the people in it. Congressman Norcross recently sent our an easy guide to…Read More

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. In general, employees of private sector employers with fewer than 500…Read More

Out of safety for our members and their families, the following Locals have cancelled meetings for this week: Local 420 Meeting Thursday, April 2nd CANCELLED Discussion is ongoing regarding other Local Union meetings and when the above-mentioned meetings will reconvene. Direction will be provided to all members as to when and where their next meeting…Read More