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Carpenters Union Protesting the Start of Park and Shore High-Rise Construction in Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ (July 17, 2017) – Today, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) will begin a campaign to raise awareness for the business and employment practices of Structure Tech, the subcontractor responsible for construction of the concrete super structure, on the new 37-story Park and Shore residential/retail development at 75 Park Lane in Jersey City.

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Members Help to Construct Vietnam Traveling Wall

 

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July 13, 2017 – Penndel, PA –The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) helped to construct the Vietnam Traveling Wall, which is on display from July 13-July 16 at Penndel Memorial Field in Penndel, PA. The wall, which is three-fifths of the scale of the original Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, is six feet tall and 300 feet wide. Members of NRCC Locals 158 and 167 helped to assemble the wall and 13 benches for memorial visitors.

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Give the woman a chance: The recruitment and experience of women in the trades

 

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by Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq.

Pay equity is a hot subject in political circles and it affects women daily across the United States who, as a whole,  earn an average of 77 cents on every dollar that men make. In unions generally, that gap is only 88.7 cents on the dollar, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. However, in the building trades, women are still heavily underrepresented. For example, in 2014, the National Women’s Law Center reported that only 2.6 percent of construction and extraction workers were female.  Similar numbers exist across the trades.

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