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Update: Union Solidarity in a Time of Need

Being a part of a union means being a part of a family. It’s a group of workers that are connected on and off the work site. Members not only support one another, but they care for the communities they help build. This is exactly what one 12-year member has… Read More
Labor Trafficker Pleads Guilty

Labor Trafficker Pleads Guilty

For the first time, Hennepin County filed labor trafficking charges against Twin Cities contractor Ricardo Batres. Batres plead guilty to charges of labor trafficking and insurance fraud yesterday afternoon after repeatedly exploiting workers on construction sites in Minnesota. “Developers and contractors that profit from partnering with traffickers and fraudsters on Minnesota construction… Read More
Infection Preventionists meet in Pewaukee for their annual boot camp.

Wisconsin builds partnerships through Infection Preventionist Boot Camp

Over 50 participants from the field of Infection Prevention gathered at the Carpenters Training Institute in Pewaukee, WI on October 23rd for the Wisconsin Hospital Infection Preventionist (IP) Boot Camp. The boot camp demonstrated the private-public partnership between the Carpenters, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division, MetaStar, and the… Read More
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National Apprenticeship Week, November 11-17, 2019

National Apprenticeship Week, November 11-17, 2019 National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), now in its fifth year, is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. Carpenters Training Institute (CTI) will be hosting a variety… Read More
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NCSRCC Municipal Election Endorsements

The NCSRCC has endorsed in the following municipal elections for 2019. Areas of endorsement were given priority based on protecting labor area standards and job creation for our industry. We encourage all members who live in these areas to vote before or on November 5, 2019 for the following: Minnesota… Read More
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Car and Bike Show Raises Funds for Food Shelf

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters hosted its eighth annual Car and Bike Show on Saturday, September 28, 2019. More than 150 people attended the fundraising event, showcasing 90 cars ranging in year, make and models. Prizes were awarded to the Top 20 entries and included a Best… Read More
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Women Helping Build the Industry and Communities

The 9th annual Trades Women Build Nations Conference took place in Minneapolis October 4-6, 2019, bringing together more than 2,700 tradeswomen internationally, including Carpenter Sisters from Canada and a Joiner Sister from London, United Kingdom. Now the largest gathering of union tradeswomen in the world, the Conference is a testament… Read More
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Work Boots to Wingtips: Candidate Bootcamp

Have you thought about running for office? Join us for Candidate Bootcamp on November 12-13, 2019. This two-day training is open to all Carpenter Union members regardless of whether you want to run for School Board, City Council, State Level Office, or Congress. Decide if running for office is for… Read More
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Controlling Risk and Contamination

Safety is essential when working on any site, particularly occupied facilities. Taking the right precautions and controlling contamination protects not only the workers, but guests, customers, tenants, employees, and others against illness.  Ideally, construction work occurs during off-hours, but in many cases, construction must be done while a facility is fully… Read More