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Attitude Of Gratitude

2018-11-21T17:05:16+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Attitude Of Gratitude Unions were born from the need to protect the common interest of workers both union and non-union alike. Organized labor has fought for better wages, reasonable hours, safer working conditions, and health benefits that provide aid to workers who are injured or retired. Those who have fought before us have [...]

Things I Wish I Knew as an Apprentice

2018-11-16T19:36:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Things I Wish I Knew as an Apprentice We asked a few long-time Carpenters what they wished they knew when first getting started in the trade. Many thanks to Pete, Roger, Delshawn, Jerred, and Sean for their insights and advice. wish I knew the strength of the brotherhood. Getting to know your [...]

Carpenters Have Got You COVERed

2018-11-15T21:57:27+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vets: The Carpenters Have Got You COVERed United we stand, divided we beg. One of the founding principles of this country is that diverse people, armed with the strength of unity, can accomplish more than even the most powerful individual. The freedom to join and demand a better future is [...]

Volunteering–It’s Good for Business!

2018-12-04T18:39:13+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Volunteering–It's Good for Business! Whether it's spending a Saturday at the local soup kitchen, helping someone carry their bags, or donating money to a charitable cause, one thing is certain—doing good feels good. The overall benefits of volunteering are so great that many of the nation's most successful and forward thinking organizations have [...]

Mission Accomplished 2018 Midterms

2018-11-08T21:25:56+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Mission Accomplished: 2018 Midterms Huge victories in the 2018 midterms! Our leadership would like to extend their gratitude to our incredible team. Thank you to all our members for your commitment during this year’s elections: canvassing, phone banking, and getting out the vote! https://www.facebook.com/southwestcarpenterspage/videos/286540048734086/


2018-12-04T19:34:44+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

CALIFORNIA VOTE! IT REALLY MATTERS…NO ON PROP 6…NO ON PROP 10 By Daniel M. Curtin, Director, California Conference of Carpenters   Exactly what does this country stand for? We are in the midst of a national debate about this country’s future. Regardless of where you stand in this debate, it is being played out [...]


2018-11-06T00:20:16+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

CALIFORNIA  VOTA REALMENTE IMPORTA...NO A PROP 6…NO A PROP 10 Por Daniel M. Curtin, Director, California Conference of Carpenters ¿Exactamente qué es lo que representa este país?  Estamos en medio de un debate nacional sobre el futuro de nuestra nación.  Independientemente de donde estés parado en este debate, tendrá su desenlace en las elecciones [...]


2018-11-05T22:53:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

6 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2018 Día-D PARA CARPINTEROS Por John Hanna, Director Político, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters En la medida que se aproxima el día de las elecciones, los carpinteros, al igual que todos los Americanos, tienen que atravesar algunas de las campañas políticas más chifladas y asquerosas que jamás hemos visto – bueno, [...]

November 6, 2018 – D-Day for Carpenters

2018-11-05T22:48:01+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

November 6, 2018 – D-Day for Carpenters  by John Hanna, Political Director, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters As election day approaches, carpenters, like all Americans, are having to wade through some of the craziest and nastiest political campaigns that we have seen since — well, since the 2016 election. Most politicians cannot help themselves. They [...]

Carpenters Creating Special Spaces

2018-11-02T18:51:19+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Carpenters Creating Special Spaces It was a busy weekend for Las Vegas's union carpenters. Special Spaces is a non profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. Local 1977 Community Action Committee visited with Special Spaces Las Vegas chapter to help make a dream come true for [...]