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

2019-02-21T19:58:52+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: 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

2019-01-29T19:07:56+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|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

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 [...]

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/

CALIFORNIA VOTE! IT REALLY MATTERS…NO ON PROP 6…NO ON PROP 10

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 [...]