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March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Toolbox Talk 3/25

Our members are the best trained workforce in the country and that includes safety on the job sites. The unprecedented health crisis our country faces created the need for more considerations to be taken into account on the job site. Please read the Eastern Atlantic States most recent “Toolbox Talk” regarding job site safety suggestions.

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March 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Local 491 Annuity and Health and Welfare Funds Changes

Due to the challenges many of our members are facing because of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), steps where taken this past Friday when a Funds Trustee’s meeting lead to beneficial steps to help Local 491 members. These members work in the trade show and convention industry which has been completely shut down out of precaution...

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March 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: EST Sproule Message Regarding NJ Gov Murphy 3/21 Order

Dear Members, Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference with an update regarding the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. In the Governor’s update, he stated that the construction industry is part of the essential services that will continue to operate. In times of crisis like this, the important work that our brothers and sisters skillfully...

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March 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Training Centers to Remain Closed

Training Centers will remain closed during the week of Monday March 23rd – Friday March 27th. Check back with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ website for more information or the individual training center’s websites listed in this LINK

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March 20, 2020

EST Message Regarding PA Governor Wolf’s Order

Dear Members, Last night, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all ‘nonessential businesses’ to close their physical locations. Enforcement of this order will take effect at 12:01 AM Saturday, March 21st. If you are out of work after today, make sure to reach out to your state’s unemployment office, which has been listed for you on...

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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Message from EST William C. Sproule March 19th, 2020

Dear Members, Our country and Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is currently navigating through the unprecedented health situation involving COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). This has been and very well may continue to be hard times for our union. Be assured, that Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is working diligently to provide the...

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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update: OSHA Standards

Members should be aware of the latest information from the Occupational Saftey and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). “There is no specific OSHA standard covering COVID-19. However, some OSHA requirements may apply to prevent occupational exposure to COVID-19.” the OSHA website states. Use the link below to learn more or find the OSHA...

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March 17, 2020

LOCALS 167, 253, 432, 423, 445, 441 Meetings Postponed

Out of safety for our members and their families, the following Locals have cancelled meetings for this week: Local 253 Meeting Tuesday, March 17th POSTPONED Local 432 Meeting Wednesday, March 18th POSTPONED Local 167 Meeting Thursday, March 19th POSTPONED Local 423 Meeting Thursday, March 19th POSTPONED Local 445 Meeting Thursday, March 19th POSTPONED (To be...

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March 17, 2020

EST Sproule Clarification on Philadelphia Mayor COVID-19 Announcements

The Eastern Atlantic Council of Carpenters has been in continuous conversation with stakeholders of both the public and private sectors including Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney regarding the recent COVID-19 (Novel Cornonavirus) situation. After a discussion with the Mayor’s office, we must clarify that the recent announcement made by Mayor Kenney stating the closing of all non-essential...

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March 16, 2020

EASRCC COVID-19 UPDATE: Training Centers

Considering concern over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is canceling training and all programs for this week (Tuesday March 17th – Friday March 20th). The situation will be monitored and evaluated weekly with updates every Friday. Our Council and our members are proud of the education and training...

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March 13, 2020

EST Sproule Message Regarding Coronavirus

Dear Members, The current state of affairs regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has already lead to many changes in our daily lives. This includes the leadership of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, who have announced that all programs at the International Training Center for the next 30-days will be canceled. If...

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February 28, 2020

EAS Carpenter is First to Receive “Tom George Memorial Community Service Award” From KCA

EASRCC and Local 445 member, Steve Motyka, is the first-ever recipient of the “Thomas George Memorial Community Service Award”.

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