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2015

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Urges N.J. Lawmakers to Break Impasse on Gaming Bills

December 22, 2015         

For Immediate Release:

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Urges N.J. Lawmakers to Break Impasse on Gaming Bills

With growing competition to Atlantic City, New Jersey's economic future is at stake.

EDISON, N.J. -- The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) is urging New Jersey lawmakers to break an impasse on pending legislation to expand gaming in North Jersey and find common ground on an issue that is critical to all of New Jersey's economic future.

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Voice Support for The Expansion of Gaming in Northern New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Dec. 11, 2015

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Voice Support for The Expansion of Gaming in Northern New Jersey

EDISON ­-- Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Ballantyne issued the following statement with regards to SCR-185, which would expand casino gaming to North Jersey with the possible creation of up to two casinos:

 “We strongly support this proposal. The expansion of gaming is critical to the growth of New Jersey’s economy. This initiative will put thousands of hard working men and women in the region’s building trades to work in good paying jobs. SCR-185 will generate increased revenue for our state, while bringing valuable resources to sustain Atlantic City. We urge the leaders of the legislature to work together to advance SCR-185 and present it to the voters for consideration in 2016.”

PolitickerNJ's 2015 Power List

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.

 

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Expands Market with Trade Show Local 491

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. 

NRCC & PRAHD Pre-Apprentice Recognition Ceremony

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. 

Second Chances Program

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.

Our new member orientation presentation is now available in Spanish

Are you a Local 255 member whose primary language is Spanish?

For your convenience The Northeast Regional Council’s new member orientation presentation is now available in Spanish.

Senator Menendez Transit Bill Principles Press Conference

On Friday, representatives from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters joined representatives from other trades to support United State Senator Robert Menendez as he unveiled his plans to address the nation’s federal transit infrastructure needs. 

Northeast SIBs Participate in Women’s Equality Express Event

Photo_NRCC_ElectionKickoff.jpgSisters in the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters participated in the Women’s Equality Express event, which was part of a kickoff tour for the election of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

Morris County Freeholder Win

 

 “When carpenters work, New Jersey works.” On the first Tuesday in June that saying rang true when two NRCC endorsed Morris County freeholder candidates were victorious in winning a tough Republican primary. Morris County is a Republican dominated district, making primary elections extremely significant. Carpenters met with all of the candidates running, but in the end only John Cesaro and Christine Myers proved worthy of our endorsement. Cesaro and Myers demonstrated that they understood the true meaning of Carpenter values. 

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