Due to Allegheny County’s recent announcement regarding restrictions for mass gatherings, and out of safety for our members and their families, the following Local has postponed their meeting this week: Local 432 Meeting on Wednesday the 15th has been postponed Discussion is ongoing regarding other Local Union meetings and when the above-mentioned meetings will reconvene….Read More

The essential nature of the construction industry demands an evolution in how business is done so projects can still be completed on a timely basis and safely. Advances in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and mandatory social distancing protocols are a necessity. While COVID-19 is still a complication worldwide and no vaccine is in sight, the…Read More

Thousands of members across the country have already completed the new “COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification” and new “ICRA: Best Practices Awareness” online courses. These have helped our essential members learn best practices and be prepared to complete the work our country needs. For this initiative, you will also be receiving a Member Union Participation Program (MUP)…Read More

Positive news from the statehouse was announced yesterday affecting many of our union families in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy announced that all non-essential construction work will resume on Monday, May 18th at 6am. This is a great news for the construction industry and those union members who helped flatten the curve with the use of social distancing…Read More

Click HERE to listen to the full podcast. The Building PA Podcast serves the construction industry throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Hosted by Chris Martin, President of Atlas Marketing, and Jon O’Brien, Executive Director for the Keystone Contractors Association. Howard Bernstein of Penn Installation sits down with both Chris and Jon to discuss his thoughts…Read More

Click HERE for the full press release on this statement from the United States Department of Labor The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation’s (FPUC) weekly unemployment compensation boost is now being paid to eligible individuals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. An additional $600 weekly payment…Read More

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has provided a list of FAQs for businesses in the construction industry permitted to operate during the COVID-19 disaster emergency. Click HERE for the full list of FAQs from the Department of Labor and Industry.Read More

During these unprecedented times, it’s paramount that we all come together to support one another within the community. As hospitals are quickly filling up, doctors and nurses are short of time and people need treating. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC) stepped up and offered their skill sets and new “COVID-19 Preparedness…Read More

During this unprecedented time, the Carpenters Health Fund of West Virginia and the American Benefit Corporation have continued to provide assistance to its members. Please download the link below, for the COVID-19 Special Continuation of Coverage Application. For further COVID-19 updates regarding the American Benefit Corporation, click HERE.Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an exorbitant growth in unemployment claims and applications. To streamline the process, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has provided unemployment programs. To serve all residents of New Jersey at the level they deserve during this historic influx of unemployment inquiries, the Department of Labor is asking for continued cooperation and understanding. Please…Read More