Carpenters Union Welcomes Core Framing

2019-08-17T13:54:18+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Southwest Carpenters Welcome Core Framing Today we welcomed Core Framing to the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters' team. Joe Fuchs, who signed the contractor to the Carpenters' union, said, "It feels good to have all these new guys in knowing that we are changing their lives! I can't wait to do some more of [...]

Latino Member Voter Registration Drive Starts in the Inland Empire

2019-08-19T18:03:09+00:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Latino Member Voter Registration Drive Starts in the Inland Empire In anticipation of National Voter Registration Day, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) is gearing up for the first leg of its’ Latino Member Voter Registration Drive in the Inland Empire. With approximately 4,600 unregistered voters in the Inland Empire alone, this first [...]

Carpenters Make Great Strides in Tilt up Agreement

2019-06-19T17:15:05+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenters Make Great Strides in Tilt-up Agreement Last Saturday, membership sat down with Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters leadership at Local Union 909/951 to discuss the new tilt-up contract agreement. Persistence, hard work, and commitment to getting organized culminated in a win for tilt-up industry carpenters in the Inland Empire and beyond. Through organizing [...]

Attention District 5 Los Angeles Carpenters

2019-02-26T16:50:22+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

LAUSD District 5 Special Election 2019 If you thought we were finished with important elections until 2020—you were wrong! There’s a vacancy on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board (LAUSD). At stake is control of a pivotal seat and the potential for billions of dollars in public works for the Southwest Carpenters. [...]

Carpenters Union Teams Up with Ontario Authorities

2019-05-06T22:14:58+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Press, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                          [...]

Who Doesn’t Love Bacon?

2019-01-29T19:06:24+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, 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 [...]

International Volunteer Day

2019-01-29T19:07:27+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

It's Up to Us According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3% of Americans volunteer,  62.8 million volunteers across the nation. In 2015, they averaged 32.1 volunteer hours per person, per year, which comes to 7.9 billion hours of service. With a value of $24.14 per hour, in 2016 volunteers in America [...]

Got Skills

2019-05-06T22:20:27+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Got Skills? We can see it plainly or read it in the newspapers. Cranes dot city skylines and all industry indicators point to a continued booming economy. In the construction industry, growth has been even more rapid, and contractors are struggling to fill positions at every level. The drastic shortage of [...]

Attitude Of Gratitude

2019-05-06T22:24:21+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 [...]

Carpenters Have Got You COVERed

2019-05-06T22:24:49+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|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 [...]