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Los Gallos Politicos

2019-01-21T20:51:24+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Los Gallos Politicos Los Gallos Politicos is a spin off of the political action committee (PAC). Lead by Representative Ted Jimenez, Los Gallos Politicos was created by Chairman Jesus Maroquin and Co-Chairman Joel Perez, after realizing there was a major language barrier in the Council’s messaging to its members. Marroquin and Perez were united by [...]

Carpenters to Cowboys

2019-01-19T02:16:57+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Carpenters to Cowboys Last Saturday, Local 1977 Union Carpenters rolled up their sleeves and traded their hard hats for cowboy hats, to help Horses 4 Heroes (H4H). H4H is a Las Vegas based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youths, adults, and families, through wellness programs that emphasize fun and safe activities with horses. [...]

What is Wage Theft?

2019-01-12T01:40:03+00:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Wage Theft? Every morning you rise before the sun, leaving your sleeping family. You spend your day doing valuable, back breaking work, literally building communities with your hands. Little league games, school recitals, breakfast with your family, these are real sacrifices every carpenter knows they will make. But too often they are victims [...]

Stick a Nail in HPV

2019-01-14T17:15:53+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Stick a Nail in HPV Did you know that January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month? Nothing matters more than the health of our families, and our brother and sister carpenters. Cervical cancer is caused by cells of the cervix that grow abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. Each year [...]

Who Doesn’t Love Bacon?

2019-01-09T01:52:38+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who Doesn't Love Bacon? It can be difficult to find issues that Democrats and Republicans can come to the table and agree on, but according to recent surveys, Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage laws make for great dinner conversation. Most voters, roughly 77%, support prevailing wages on public infrastructure projects while just 23% would [...]

OSHA Winter Safety Tips

2019-01-09T17:47:40+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

OSHA Winter Safety Tips It's natural to picture the deserts and sunshine when you imagine the southwest, but our members in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, California, Nevada and even Arizona have to brave winter too.  The winter weather may offer a relief from the long hot hours of the summer, but it's still crucial [...]

Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful

2019-01-09T17:25:54+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Southwest Carpenters take great pride in their community. That's why Local 661 Carpenters were more than happy to lend a hand to their neighbors, with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful (KBB) for a community cleanup last Saturday. KBB is a not-for-profit organization comprised of volunteers including government officials, educators, civic [...]

National Blood Donor Month

2019-01-08T23:26:10+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

National Blood Donor Month Blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays, which makes National Blood Donor Month in January a critical time. This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. Busy schedules, holiday [...]

Carpenters Partner with Ronald McDonald House

2019-01-03T15:55:09+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenters Partner with Ronald McDonald House While the holiday season is meant to be a joyful time, for those in need it can be the most difficult part of the year. Between rent, food, and utilities, participating in even the most modest holiday festivities can feel like a luxury. Local 909 [...]