We Fight For Our Union Family We've always believed everyone deserves a shot at a middle-class lifestyle. Everyone should be able to provide for their family. Everyone should be able to retire in dignity. Being a union carpenter is one of the few chances many families have in order to reach that goal. [...]
Classroom For Transitional Kindergartners Gets Rapid Renovation Real estate development company Caruso partnered with the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters to renovate a classroom for kindergartners at St. Lawrence of Brindisi Catholic School. Click the photo for the full story.
Labor Unions Celebrating Labor Day TUCSON, AZ. - Southwest Carpenters and other labor unions celebrated Labor Day at the 23rd annual Labor Day Picnic at Reid Park. Click the photo for the full story.
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 [...]
LA Sentinel - South LA Shines at the Carpenters’ Destination Crenshaw Skills Camp On Saturday, over 70 South LA participants came out to test their skills at a pop-up Carpenter boot camp, where they learned what it takes to start a successful career in the construction industry, and had the chance to land [...]
South LA Shines at the Carpenters’ Destination Crenshaw Skills Camp Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, over 70 South LA participants came out to test their skills at a pop-up Carpenter boot camp, where they learned what it takes to start a successful career in the construction industry, and had the chance to land [...]
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 [...]
SWRCC President Pete Rodriguez Offers Life Skills Advice to Foster Kids Union Carpenters don't just build communities, we support the people in them. Last week, SWRCC President/COO (and proud member of Local 951) Pete Rodriguez did just that when he participated in "mock interviews" as a part of The Kamali’i Foster Family Agency's (KFFA) essential skills [...]
The Fight Against Payroll Fraud Payroll fraud, considered the "dirty little secret" of the construction industry, drains tax revenues and hurts honest employers every year. The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) is working hard to make construction markets across our council more fair and honest by helping local officials hold unscrupulous employers accountable and [...]