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Deadly fire highlights unsafe, criminal working conditions for Denver construction workers

2018-04-18T19:34:44+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Current Events|Tags: , , , |

Deadly fire highlights unsafe, criminal working conditions for Denver construction workers Denver - Two people are dead Wednesday after a fire engulfed a soon-to-be apartment building in Denver. The project, one that Mark Thompson, Special Representative from Denver's Carpenters Union Local 510, had been to previously, was known to have poor safety standards and used known [...]

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd!

2018-04-18T16:24:03+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Council Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"And root, root, root for the home team" at one of two upcoming Carpenter's Days in Southern California! Orange County and San Diego Carpenters' Locals are hosting Carpenter's Days at the Angels and Padres stadiums in April. Each event offers an exclusive ticket price for carpenters, family, and friends [...]

Coming March 24th – The Final Skills Event, a Car Show and Chili Cook-off!

2018-04-18T19:50:22+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: Council Events|Tags: , , , , , |

The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Tournament of Champions What: The SWRCC Tournament of Champions, chili cook-off, and car show. For more info on how to participate see the flyers below. When: Saturday, March 24th. Doors open early at 7:00 am. The final skills competition kicks-off at 10:00 am. Where: SWRCC [...]

Carpenters Canvass in Force for San Diego City Council Candidate Antonio Martinez

2018-04-18T16:57:29+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

Carpenters Canvass in Force for San Diego City Council Candidate Antonio Martinez Above, the opening speeches at the 'Canvassing Kick-off' last Saturday. San Diego – “Being pro-union is not just in my heart it’s in my soul,” Antonio Martinez, candidate for San Diego City Council District 8, told [...]

Tucson Training Center Makes Front Page News

2018-04-18T19:58:46+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Council Events|Tags: , , , , |

Tucson Training Center Makes Sunday's Front Page News Tucson - Over the weekend Tucson's leading daily newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, ran a front-page article showcasing the newly re-minted SWRCC Tucson Training Center. The Tucson Training Center closed after the 2009 recession, requiring Tucson area carpenters to attend classes in Phoenix. Now, SWRCC Local 1912 current and [...]

Event, with Local 409 custom carpentry, raises $170 thousand for Los Angeles children

2018-04-18T20:02:02+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Community Events, Council Events|Tags: , , , , |

Event, with SWRCC custom carpentry, raises $170 thousand for Los Angeles children Los Angeles - Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) Local 409 volunteered their time and skills to CASA Los Angeles, helping to raise over $170 thousand during  "one of L.A.'s most exciting events." The LA CASA affiliate, a nation-wide organization that provides court-appointed special advocates [...]

A strategic alliance: Southwest Carpenters and the Latin Chamber of Commerce

2018-04-18T17:04:17+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Council Events, Current Events|Tags: , |

A strategic alliance: Southwest Carpenters join the Latin Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas - The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) and Carpenters Local 1977 of southern Nevada have partnered with the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce. "With 50% of our membership, at least right here in Las Vegas, being Latino" this partnering simply "made [...]

Phoenix community shows up big for area Skills Event

2018-04-18T17:40:29+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Council Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Phoenix - The recent Phoenix skills event marks the beginning of the end of the local skills event challenges. Phoenix area carpenters went head-to-head to demonstrate to their community the dedication and craftsmanship of SWRCC carpenters and send two exceptional carpenters to Ontario for the Tournament of Champions later this year. The event [...]

Tucson Reopens Training Center with 1st Annual Skills Event

2018-04-18T17:38:42+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Council Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Tucson Reopens Training Center with 1st Annual Skills Event   Tucson – Tuesday was a momentous day for Tucson area Carpenters. The area’s training center reopened its doors after nine years, marked by Local 1912’s first annual Carpenters Skills Event. Fabian Sandez, president of local union 1912, knows the construction slowdown was especially impactful [...]

Carpenter Spotlight: Robert Larm

2018-04-18T23:12:38+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Council Events|Tags: , , , |

Carpenter Spotlight: Robert Larm Robert Larm, now retired, was visiting his daughter and son-in-law in Los Angeles over the holidays. Robert is a lifelong union carpenter with the UBC Local 1925 out of Colombia Missouri. It was no surprise to his son-in-law that one afternoon while driving down interstate 10 Robert attempted, leaning out [...]