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The NRCC is proud to have two of our own "Citizen Carpenters" acknowledged on PolitickerNJ.com's 2015 Power List. This recognition is emblematic of our organization's dedication to influencing and shaping public policy and politics here in New Jersey. Job well done to every member of the NRCC who has made this accomplishment possible.
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November 13, 2015
For Immediate Release
Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Expands Market with Trade Show Local 491
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC), which represents over 30,000 members of the skilled carpenter trades in New Jersey and New York State, has merged with Local Union 491, which represents over 800 trade show carpenters in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Baltimore metropolitan regions.
As a result of the transfer, and as outlined under the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the trade jurisdiction of Local Union 491 will be overseen by the NRCC, one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast.Read more >
On November 9 2015, a letter was sent out to the membership of local 491 announcing that effective November 9, 2015 the Local will be joining The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and will no longer be affiliated with the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters. Furthermore, also effective on November 9, 2015, the geographical and trade jurisdiction for local Union 491 shall also be assigned to the Northeast Regional Council.
In an effort to keep you as informed as possible I would like to make you aware of our upcoming NRCC Executive Board Elections that will take place on December 11, 2015. Only Council Delegates will be able to cast their vote in the election. The qualifications for nominations and elections will comply with the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Section 31 A-J. Below are both of the letters you have received as well as a list of the council delegates who are on the Election Committee.Read more >
On October 23 2015, a letter was sent out to the membership announcing the upcoming Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Board Elections that will take place on December 11, 2015. This is a clarification that only Delegates will be able to cast their vote in the election. The qualifications for nominations and elections will comply with the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Section 31 A-J. Below you will find the list of Election Committee Members.
Chairman: Denis Sullivan
LU #251 – Ronald Simone
LU #252 – Lenard Ranallo
LU #253 – Robert Satriano
LU #254 – Anthony Abrantes
LU #255 – Edward Hagaman
LU #276 – Peter Woodward
LU #277 – Scott Colton
LU #279 – Dominick Scafidi
LU #290 – Paul Leo
LU #291 – Micheal Shanahan
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The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, the Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee and the Sisters in the Brotherhood, are launching the Pre-Apprentice Program. The Pre-Apprentice Program allows for a trial period to find out if carpentry fits your career path. If you are interested in a career in carpentry and possess the qualifications listed below, please visit www.westchesterputnamonestop.com/workshop to register for one of the sessions scheduled on the dates below.
The New Jersey Carpenters Apprentice Training and Educational Fund (NJCTF) and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development Inc. (PRAHD,) sponsored an awards ceremony for seven trainees in their Pre-Apprenticeship program on Oct. 28th.
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The Sisters In The Brotherhood supported the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure on Sunday, October 4th at Six Flags Great Adventure. The Race raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.Read more >
Kevin Fell, a young man from Trenton struggled in his youth to battle his substance abuse issues, as a result he found himself behind bars numerous times before the age of twenty five. Now a second year apprentice Kevin looks back at that time in his life as a learning experience. “Jail woke me up; I got sober and decided to rebuild my life”said Kevin. He is currently working toward his dream of purchasing his own home. A goal that would not be attainable if it hadn't been for the guidance and support of council representatives Anthony Verrelli and Scott Macduff from LU 254. Both men mentored the one time college student and helped him to transform his life. Kevin is now one of the many men who has received a second chance from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters to start a new career as a carpenter.Read more >