EAS Carpenters and Philly Contractors Celebrate Act 72 Enforcement   On January 11th, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer and Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that criminal charges were filed in an Unlawful Labor Investigation. The owners and operators of G&R Drywall were charged with multiple Workplace Misclassification counts, Making False Statements, Theft, Receiving Stolen…Read More

  The New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project, better known to many in the Washington DC area as the South Capitol Bridge, is providing jobs for Washington DC residents. Making this possible is the Project Labor Agreement (PLA), which was approved for the project and coordinated with the District Department of Transportation and C.H.O.I.C.E. The…Read More

Local’s 420, 432 and 441 Donate Food to The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of our lives in ways we never imagined, many of our own members’ family and friends, including those in our communities are struggling. It is times like these that our union and its membership can…Read More

Local 197 Council Rep. Patrick Wilby Q & A   What experience has prepared you most for your current position as Council Representative? I believe the experience that prepared me the most for the Council Representative position was being a Steward. During that time, I learned how to guide and support members, be of assistance…Read More

We all already know that the members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and UBC Carpenters from around the US and Canada are the safest, best trained, and most skilled workforce in the country. Some more proof of this has just been published. The Ontario Construction Secretariat has concluded research over a…Read More

UCAN Grand Prize Winner Receives His Truck   Creating a stronger Union is not just excelling on the job site. It is also giving back, speaking out, and being a leader in one’s community. In times like these, our collective outreach to support our communities, protect worker’s rights, and elected leaders who will support our…Read More

EASRCC Regional Manager Drew Simpson Appointed Pennsylvania Joint Task Force The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters in 2020 supported the HB716 bill in the Pennsylvania Legislature. This piece of legislation creates a Joint Task Force to address Employee Misclassification and fraud. This Task Force brings together the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor,…Read More

CARPENTERS LOCAL NO. 491 ANNUITY PLAN SUMMARY OF MATERIAL MODIFICATION   The Trustees of the Carpenters Local No. 491 Annuity Plan, on behalf of the Carpenters Local No. 491 Annuity Plan (the “Plan”), have the following clarifying announcement regarding a recent amendment to the Plan, effective as of July 1, 2020. A Participant who elects…Read More

Local 420 Council Rep. Erick Dixon Q & A   What experience has prepared you the most for your current position as Council Representative? I would say most of it is based on my experience in the Marine Corps and learning how to deal with a wide range of issues and a diverse group of…Read More

Veterans Day is a day to remember those who fought for our country and put their lives at risk to protect us and our families at home. Across our council, we have had the privilege to help veterans and their families with opportunities to succeed and benefits that they may not have been given elsewhere….Read More