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L.A. Mayor, Eric Garcetti, speaks to the SWRCC Carpenters

2017-11-22T20:18:21+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

L.A. Mayor, Eric Garcetti, speaks to the SWRCC Carpenters Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) and SWRCC Political Director John Hanna (right) Las Vegas - Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, was the special guest speaker last Saturday at the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters' (SWRCC) delegates meeting. In an impassioned speech, Mayor Garcetti thanked the [...]

At Governor Town Hall Carpenters Demand Stronger Stance on Illegal Contracting

2017-11-22T01:19:18+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

At Governor Town Hall Carpenters Demand Stronger Stance on Illegal Contractors Pueblo - KOAA 5 News covered a town hall with Colorado's Governor, John Hickenlooper, in Pueblo, Colorado where our SWRCC sisters and brothers stood in solidarity asking the Governor to take a stronger stance on illegal contractors in southern Colorado. Brother Duane Carter was interviewed who [...]

Telemundo Features Carpenter in Segment on Gender Inequality in the World of Work

2017-11-16T03:32:04+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Telemundo Features Carpenter in Segment on Gender Inequality in the World of Work Sacramento - Carpenter and Business Representative of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) Maria Coronado recently attended a panel discussion at the California State Capital about women and gender inequality in the world of work. The panel, held with several state senators, [...]

Work-site Open Forum with Membership and EST Randy Thornhill

2017-11-09T19:11:04+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Work-site Open Forum with Membership and EST Randy Thornhill Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST), Randy Thornhill visited union carpenters at their job site - the new University of California San Diego (UCSD) Biological and Physical Sciences building. Frankie Pena, Local 547 Business Agent Team Lead, explains that EST Thornhill often visits jobs sites to speak directly with members [...]

Local 409 Shows their Skills: Both in Carpentry and Bull Riding!

2017-11-09T00:15:26+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Local 409 Shows their Skills: Both in Carpentry and Bull Riding! Whittier, CA – Last Saturday Carpenters from Local 409 competed in their Skills Event for the chance to move forward to the Tournament of Champions next spring. There were 195 members, 79 significant others, and 52 children, totaling 326 present at the event. Everyone got to enjoy [...]

Carpenters Show Solidarity through Pumpkin Carvings, Family and Monday Night Football

2017-10-31T22:53:17+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Carpenters Show Solidarity through Pumpkin Carvings, Family and Monday Night Football The McDaniel's family pumpkin  Ontario – This time of the year Inland Empire Carpenters hold a weekly Monday Night Football event. Knowing that watching Philadelphia overcome Washington may not interest the whole family and with Halloween quickly approaching, organizers put on a pumpkin carving [...]

Bakersfield Area Carpenters Compete to Qualify for Tournament of Champions

2017-10-26T15:54:37+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bakersfield Area Carpenters Compete to Qualify for Tournament of Champions Bakersfield - One hundred and twenty-six carpenters and their families, 224 people in total, attended the Local 743 Skills Event. While carpenters competed for the chance to move forward to the Tournament of Champions in Ontario, CA early next year, families enjoyed the 'street fair.' Despite, [...]

SWRCC friend and Las Vegas business magnate, Steve Wynn, addresses Carpenters

2017-10-17T15:58:23+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

SWRCC friend and Las Vegas business magnate, Steve Wynn, addresses Carpenters Las Vegas - Famous developer and longtime friend of the Carpenters, Steve Wynn paid Nevada Carpenters a special visit last night. He met with Las Vegas Foremen, Stewards and Council leadership about his company's expansion with the Wynn Paradise Park. In Wynn's address, he strongly encouraged [...]

The results are in: Sin City Carpenters Skills Event

2017-10-13T19:13:58+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The results are in: Sin City Carpenters Skills Event Las Vegas - Last weekend southern Nevada Carpenters competed in the Las Vegas Skills Event. Sin City  will be represented at the Tournament of Champions in Ontario California by Brother Rury Enriquez-Miyamoto (below left) and Javier Herandez (below right). Rury took home first place in the Drywall Drag [...]

Telemundo Denver Investigates – Colorado Carpenters stand-up against industry-wide payroll fraud (with English subtitles)

2017-10-10T20:35:41+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Telemundo Denver Investigates: Colorado Carpenters stand-up against industry-wide payroll fraud Denver – On Friday, Telemundo Denver reported on Denver’s underground economy. Telemundo reports (below) that Colorado contractors and subcontractors all too often work with labor brokers to acquire construction labor at below-market rates. These labor brokers or ‘Coyotes’ can offer developers, contractors, and subcontractors much lower rates [...]