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Southwest Carpenters Applaud Polis for Signing HB19-1267

2019-05-16T16:59:50+00:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Press, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Southwest Carpenters Applaud Governor Polis for Signing HB19-1267 into Law FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16th, 2019 Contact: Heather Rutman 213.615.9211 hrutman@swcarpenters.org DENVER, CO – With strong bi-partisan support, Governor Polis signed HB19-1267 into law this morning. The Human Right to Work With Dignity Act, carried by Representatives Jonathan Singer and Meg Froelich and Senators [...]

Delegates Meeting May 4th 2019 Recap

2019-05-07T20:53:13+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Delegates Meeting May 4th, 2019 This weekend the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) convened for our quarterly Delegates Meeting at the Ontario Training Center. The theme for EST Dan Langford's report was "Politics Don't Define Me". With the 2020 elections fast approaching, Langford his encouraged delegates to remember political endorsements aren't about [...]

Graduate of Chino women’s prison jobs program returns to encourage inmates

2019-05-06T19:50:31+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Press, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Daily Bulletin - Graduate of Chino women's prison jobs program returns to encourage inmates Former California Insitution for Women inmate Vera Salcedo (left), who has become very successful as a member of the Southwest Council of Carpenters, speaks with CIW inmate Ranita Mitchell, 51, following a graduation ceremony for inmates of the Career [...]

Deal or No Deal PLAs in the Construction Industry

2019-08-26T18:53:54+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Press|Tags: |

Construction Dive - Deal or no deal: PLAs in the construction industry Kim Slowey from Construction Dive magazine interviewed our wise EST about PLAs, and he broke down why they're great for the developer and great for carpenters. Click the photo for the full story!

Southwest Carpenters Invest in Destination Crenshaw

2019-09-05T17:29:29+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

SOUTHWEST CARPENTERS INVEST IN DESTINATION CRENSHAW, COMMUNITY MUSEUM ENVISIONED BY THE LATE NIPSEY HUSSLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 Contact: Heather Rutman 213.615.9211 hrutman@swcarpenters.org LOS ANGELES, CA – Leaders of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) and its African American Task Force (AATF) sat down with Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson to [...]

Carpenters Welcome Fallen Hero

2019-05-06T21:53:41+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Carpenters Welcome Fallen Hero After 52 years of missing in action, Raul Guerra of Montebello was returned home and laid to rest yesterday. The remains of five Navy officers who were on the jet that crashed on Oct. 8, 1967 were returned 10 years ago from Vietnam to Hawaii. All but [...]

Southwest Carpenters Improve Senior Care Center

2019-05-06T21:54:18+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Southwest Carpenters Improve Senior Care Center As an integral part of our mission, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) continuously strive to make the communities where we live and work better. So when the parking lot at ONEgeneration--an adult daycare facility--needed some improvements, LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield knew just where to turn. Councilmember [...]

SWCarpenters Stand Up to Tax Fraud

2019-05-06T21:57:24+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

What is Construction Industry Tax Fraud? Many cheating contractors pad their pockets by evading their tax obligations. Using underhanded schemes, they fail to properly deduct and pay employment-related taxes and premiums. The tax funds lost because of cheating could be used to help build schools and reduce class sizes, improve [...]

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Colorado’s HB19-1267 Puts Cheating Contractors on Notice

2019-05-06T18:32:42+00:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

COLORADO’S HB19-1267 PUTS CHEATING CONTRACTORS ON NOTICE The Human Right to Work With Dignity Act Makes Non-Payment of Wages a Crime of Theft FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 Contact: Heather Rutman 213.615.9211 (m) hrutman@swcarpenters.org DENVER, CO – With a bipartisan 10-1 vote, House Bill 1267 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 2nd. The Human Right [...]