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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations

There is a drastic shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals and healthcare professionals are asking for help. To support those working tirelessly for our health and safety, please consider a donation of the following items: Paper Lunch BagsTyvek/Hazmat SuitsSafety Glasses/GogglesN95 MasksLatex Free GlovesPAPRSElectric RespiratorsFull Face Shields Donations can… Read More
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Health Care Updates

Carpenters and Joiners Welfare Fund IMPORTANT NOTICE Summary of Material Modifications TO: Participants and Beneficiaries of the Carpenters and Joiners Welfare FundFROM: The Board of Trustees of the Carpenters and Joiners Welfare Fund The Board of Trustees (“Trustees”) has amended the Summary Plan Description and Plan Document (amended and restated January 1,… Read More

Ask Your Infection Preventionist

DeAnn Richards has worked in Infection Prevention and Occupational Health for over 25 years. She has an Associate Degree in both Occupational Therapy and Nursing, followed by her bachelor’s in nursing. Her previous experience in patient safety and quality included being a regional lead at Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network to… Read More
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Unemployment Insurance COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin Governor Evers signed Emergency Order #7 which waived work search requirements and modified availability requirements for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for workers. This order waives the requirement that claimants conduct weekly work searches during the COVID-19 emergency. However, union carpenters are already exempted from work searches so long as you are… Read More
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Update from TEAM Wellness at Work

March 17, 2020 Clients of TEAM, With the concerns of the spread of COVID-19, we have decided that it would be best to provide all of our clients with the most up to date plan that we have in place during the current health crisis we are experiencing.  The Minnesota Department… Read More

NCSRCC Training Centers Closed March 18-May 3, 2020

Apprentices, As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in consultation with Midwestern District Vice President Mark McGriff, all training centers in North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters will be closed effective March 18, 2020 through May 3, 2020. In advance of May 3, 2020, we… Read More
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Tips for Staying Healthy

There are simple things you can do to keep yourself and others healthy. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. Below are common mistakes we make when… Read More
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Coronavirus Updates from NCSRCC

Members, Based upon our continuous review of information from different establishments like the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House Coronavirus Task Force, along with advice from DeAnn Richards (RN, BSN, CIC, CPHQ, CPPS – Infection Preventionist) on advisory measures, the North Central States… Read More

Carpenters win on Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs)

We have received great news that the Federal Department of Labor and the Trump administration have exempted the construction industry from new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP). Our union and our signatory contractors partner to invest millions of dollars every year to create the best trained workforce in the world without relying… Read More
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Local 1306 communicating across cultures

Local union meetings provide members the opportunity to join regularly as a group to learn about the union, ask each other questions, and propose new ideas. If you attend a Local 1306 meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, you will also quickly see the efforts being made to accommodate cultural diversity.  Local… Read More