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May 13, 2020

How Do I Complete My COVID-19 Preparedness Training? Get a MUP!

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)...

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May 13, 2020

EST Sproule Message: All NJ Construction to Open

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...

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May 13, 2020

Building PA Podcast – COVID-19 Response

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...

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May 12, 2020

Happy Retirement: Sister Patricia “Patty” Selby

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC) has been fortunate to have motivated and proud women as part of our union. It is hard to find a member that more encapsulates what it means to be a carpenter and what it means to be a Sister in the Brotherhood than Patricia Selby. Selby...

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May 7, 2020

Local 423 Member Mike Dingey Retired

Message below from Local 423 Team Lead Rick Tomlinson on the retirement of member Mike Dingey. Local 423 would like to send out congratulations to Mike Dingey, who has retired after serving as a Business Agent for 23 years! Mike was accepted into the Apprenticeship of State College Local #1333 on October 1, 1986, and became...

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May 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Benefits

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...

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April 30, 2020

Guidance for Businesses within the Construction Industry during COVID-19 – FAQs

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.

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April 29, 2020

Union Carpenters Helping to Build COVID-19 Emergency Facilities

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...

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April 28, 2020

American Benefit Corporation – COVID-19 Update

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.

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April 27, 2020

Department of Labor Provides COVID-19 Financial Assistance

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...

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April 27, 2020

Philadelphia Carpenters Providing Safe Working Conditions at Penn First

Construction under normal circumstances brings its own challenges and danger. Philadelphia Carpenters of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters know more than many how necessary on the job site safety is. Their skills were needed at the Penn Medicine Patient Pavilion (Penn First) job site especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. From start to...

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April 24, 2020

EST Sproule Message – Workers Memorial Day 2020

Dear Members, It is on this day that we come together to commemorate all of the lives that were lost in construction. Fifty years ago today, Workers Memorial Day was established and its importance has not diminished. For all those fallen Brothers and Sisters who weren’t able to make it home safely to their families...

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