Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law U.S. Members affected by COVID-19 may be entitled to benefits under new law On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law in the United States, and it gives new benefits to many workers whose families have been affected by the COVID-19 [...]
San Diego Carpenters on the Frontline Carpenters from Local 619 are currently hard at work at Kaiser Zion in San Diego. They are building Prescreen Containment tents outside the Emergency Room to triage patients as they arrive with symptoms of COVID-19. They are also installing containment doors on ICU rooms. Southwest Carpenters are trained in Infections Control [...]
May 1st Vacation Payout Option Added Brothers and Sisters, The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters is taking proactive measures to help our members and your families during these challenging times. We are happy to announce an optional THIRD distribution date to your vacation pay. If you choose this new option, you will receive in [...]
COVID-19 As Carpenters, we’re essential members of our communities, our cities, and our state. Now, more than ever, we’re needed to keep the infrastructure and essential services our families depend on going strong. We understand what’s at stake and we will, as we always have, do what needs to be done to secure the safety of [...]
These Women Carpenters Are Helping Rebuild an Iconic LA Bridge Women carpenters with Southwest Carpenters are helping rebuild LA’s iconic 6th street bridge. Here’s what it’s like to be a woman in construction. In partnership with Time's Up. Click the photo to view the full video.
Local High Schoolers Compete in Carpentry Competition Dozens of high school students from around central California gathered in Bakersfield, to compete in the SkillsUSA regional carpentry competition. Click the photo for the full story.
Meet Rocio, 24, Construction Worker Marketplace talked to 10 people who roughly represent the 164 million-person U.S. labor force. Ten stories, on question: "Is the economy working for you?" Meet Rocio. Click the photo for the full story.
We Fight to Secure Our Future As Carpenters, we're the economic driver of the entire country. Once the last door knob is installed on a job site, someone will be hired to work in the building that we just completed. The structures we build help create community wealth, and we risk our lives every day to do it. [...]
Girls in STEM: Dozens of Local Girl Scouts Try Their Hand at Carpentry Local 1997 Union Carpenters helped local Girl Scouts learn valuable carpentry and life skills. Their support demonstrates to all that girls can truly accomplish anything. Click the photo for the full story.
Getting In The Fight Getting in the Fight2020 is a big year for Southwest Carpenters and we're fighting every day for issues that directly impact our trade, our families, and our communities. When we attend city council meetings, we make it a point to make our presence known. Being a part of the decision-making [...]