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SWRCC TOP THREE: WEEK OF OCTOBER 4

Here is the SWRCC Top Three for the week of October 4th.

Thank You to Local 555

A Thank You dinner was held in Denver to acknowledge the outstanding work by Local 555 Carpenters restoring the home of the Gaines family.

Last year, an Adams County family with eight children, all with special needs, were displaced from their home after it was deemed unsafe for the children to live in. During a welfare check, Adams County Sheriff’s deputies determined the family home was not safe for children, as it needed major repairs.

Local 555 were asked to help with this project by Adams County Commissioner Charles Tedesco.  Commissioner Tedesco also enlisted the help of the Colorado Building Trades, Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, and together with the Union Carpenters, they renovated the Gaines home from the basement to the roof.

See more about this project here.

Wage Theft in San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo aired a story on the rampant scourge of wage theft, cash pay, and labor brokering going on in San Diego. Reporter Melissa Sandoval interviewed Local 619 Representative Javier Santizo, and unidentified workers, to dig deep into the issue of cash pay in America’s Finest City.  Watch the story here.

The Tough As Nails Premiere is Here

The Tough As Nails Season 3 premiere is this Wednesday, October 6th, 9/8CT on CBS!  Local 714 will be hosting a Watch Party for those that are in the area to attend.  For those outside of Southern California, we will be streaming a Pre-Show and Post-Show live on the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenter social media channels.