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Local 308 gives back at Hartman Reserve

For the past 30 years, Carpenters Local 308 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has served pancakes and sausages to hungry attendees of the Hartman Reserve Nature Center’s annual Maple Syrup Festival. Each year a dozen members of the Local volunteer one morning of the festival. Despite a slow start due to… Read More
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Why I am proud to be a union member

“Why I am proud to be a union member” – Chris Meis, Local 106, Des Moines, IA I will never be a millionaire, but I have never gone hungry, either. I have repeated this statement many times throughout my career as a union carpenter. At times I have become emotional… Read More
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Bowl-a-thon Benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Members of Locals 308 and 1260 raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by bowling at an annual event held March 6. Local 1260 fielded two teams and Local 308 sponsored one. The event was held at the Westdale Bowling Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Hawkeye Labor Council is… Read More
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Local 308 volunteers at Maple Syrup Festival

March 19, 2016 – Members of Local 308 cooked pancakes and sausages for the 33rd Annual Maple Syrup Festival, at Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The festival featured syrup making demonstrations, live music and a pancake and sausage breakfast with syrup that was handcrafted right at the… Read More
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Local 106 Hosts Community Easter Egg Hunt

Approximately 100 people participated in Local 106’s Easter Egg hunt held Saturday, March 26, at Union Labor Park in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was sponsored by the Local’s Apprentice Committee and was open to the surrounding community. The Local plans to hold this event again next year, with even… Read More