At the request of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, General President Douglas J. McCarron of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America has taken action regarding the future of Heavy Highway Carpenters, Pile Drivers, and Dock Builders Local Union 441. In the best interest of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, the members of Local Union 441, and our signatory contractors; two new Locals have been established and Local Union 441 will be dissolved.
As of today, April 6th of 2021, Heavy Highway, Pile Drivers and Industrial Local Union 274 (“Local Union 274”) and Pile Drivers, Divers, & Dock Builders Local Union 474 (“Local Union 474”) have been established and Local Union 441 shall be dissolved with its jurisdiction and membership merged into Local Unions 274 and 474. Members residing in the District of Columbia and the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania will be transferred to Local Union 474. Members residing in all the counties of West Virginia and the remaining sixty-two counties of Pennsylvania are transferred to Local Union 274.
Due to the Council’s size and the overall logistics that members, contractors, and staff were forced to navigate within regards of Local Union 441, it was determined that it was best for all to restructure Local Union 441 into these two newly established Locals. This is a positive step that will allow members to gain the best representation possible and give our signatory contractors a more competitive edge in gaining opportunities for work and growing our market share. It is advantageous for our Council that General President McCarron took this action and we look forward to the positive gains this restructuring will provide for our members.
Please call your nearest Council office with any questions you may have.
William C. Sproule