With the never-ending changes and demands in the construction industry, it’s paramount that the Carpenters Union is prepared to fulfill the needs of the men and women on the front lines, contractors, and industry and community leaders. The Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center is a direct example of understanding this expectation and has recently made updates…Read 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

This September 11th will mark the 20th Anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a day in which Americans will never forget. On Sunday, September 12th of 2021, our partners at HEART 9/11 are inviting participants for the Commemorative March of the Recovery Workers. HEART 9/11 is a team of first…Read More

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The NBC Washington I Team has released a two-part investigative report on wage theft cases in the District of Columbia and Richmond Virginia. A barrage of wage theft claims have been sent to DC Attorney General Karl Racine’s Office in recent years.   “Workers are not getting overtime. They’re not getting paid days off. Often…Read More

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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

  East Coast Economy Set to Grow as Wind Energy Industry Expands   The World is Getting Greener.    We’ve heard about going Green or becoming more environmentally friendly even before the first Earth Day in 1970. While the change has been mostly gradual, our attention tends to sharpen when it impacts our lifestyle, energy…Read More

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