FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for New Members of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC)

 Information about Dues, Where to Make Payments, Key Contacts and other important information about the merger of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters with the NRCC

(Updated  April 6, 2015)

Latest Update: Delegates, Council Representatives and Officers for New Locals Released

Please see the letter, linked here, from General President Douglas McCarron regarding interim and new appointments to serve each of the Locals 158, 164, 167, 173, 177 and 179.

 

Q: When will my next union meeting be held?

The following Locals have scheduled their meetings as follows :

 

Local 177 -          

April 5th at 6PM

801 Patapsco Ave

Baltimore, MD 21230

 

Local 179 -          

April 15th at 7PM

Carpenters Health & Welfare Office

1811 Spring Garden St

Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

Local 158 –         

April 18th at 7PM

Archbishop Ryan High School

11201 Academy Rd

Philadelphia, PA 19154

 

Local 167 -          

April 21st at 7PM

Parx East

3001 Street Rd

5th Floor

Bensalem, PA 19020

(PARKING WILL BE IN LOT E)

  

Local 173 -          

April 27th at 7PM

Calvin R. McCullough Middle School

20 Chase Ave

New Castle, DE 19720

 

Local 164 -          

April 28th at 7PM

Carpenters Health & Welfare Office

1811 Spring Garden St

Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

Key NRCC contacts and info about the all the Locals of NRCC can also be found at the About Us page:

http://www.northeastcarpenters.org/about_us

 

Q: Is my union hall closing?

Many locals have been re-formed under the jurisdiction of the NRCC. At this time they will continue to utilize the same facilities until we make a determination of what will best serve the members.

 

Q: What procedures should I follow for out-of-work rules and dispatch?

The procedures remain the same for now. But as we move forward, we will look to incorporate an electronic process that will use an algorithm of skills, geographic locations, availability and certifications to ensure that the dispatching system operates fairly and efficiently.

Q: Will my dues payments change?

-- Past dues and dues up to 2/29/16 – Your dues amount will remain the same

-- Effective 3/1/16 and beyond –Your dues amount will become $20/month.

-- Retirees and disabled dues will remain the same until further notice

-- If your dues are more than $20 per month and you have already paid some months in advance, you will be credited the difference.

-- If your dues are less than $20 per month and you have already paid some months in advance, no action is required on your part.

-- Checks are to be made payable to the new local number

Q: Where Do I Mail Dues Payments?

Local 158 – Formerly Local 8, Local 37, Local 1050, Local 1073 and Local 1856
Send to:
1803 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Local 164 – Formerly Local 122 and Local 465
Send to:
1803 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
*updated Feb. 25th, 2016*

Local 167-- Formerly Local 600, Local 1462 and Local 1595
Send to:
c/o Annette Bloss
1818 Vultee Street
Allentown, PA 18103-4743
*updated Sep. 28th, 2016*

Local 173 – Formerly Local 626, local 845, and Local 2012
Send to:
626 Wilmington Road
New Castle, DE 19720

Local 177 – Formerly Local 101, local 132 and Local 1694
Send to:
801 W. Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Mill Cabinet Local 252 – Formerly Local 359
Send to:
NRCC Local Union 252
91 Fieldcrest Avenue
Raritan Plaza II, Suite A22
Edison, NJ 08837

Flooring Local 251 – Formerly Local 1823
Send to:
NRCC Local Union 251
91 Fieldcrest Avenue
Raritan Plaza II, Suite A22
Edison, NJ 08837

Local 179 – Formerly Local 454 and Local 2311
Send to:
1803 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Q: I'm a member. How will this impact me and my local?

Your local may change but the industry has not. You will continue to work under the same collective bargaining agreement you are currently working under. With our expanded ability to represent a larger number of employees in a particular craft jurisdiction, our strength as an organizing power will also grow.

Additionally, the combined resources of the newly formed Council enhance our ability to negotiate on behalf of a greater workforce, which builds more leverage for the union and advantages for the contractor base.

Overall, this will create more significant leverage with contractors in collective negotiations and streamline our work rules, while enabling us to bring in additional staff members to help us grow in key markets. It will reduce operating costs of the councils and all the locals involved.

Q: What about my pension, annuity, and health and welfare benefits?

For the immediate future, your pension, annuity, and health and welfare contributions and terms and conditions of your benefits will remain unchanged. At this time, there is no consideration on the merger of any pension, annuity, or health and welfare funds.

Q: How will this impact my work with contractors?

Overall, this will maximize our strength in association with our partners in the Philadelphia tri-state area by providing them a broader selection of our specialized labor force.

It creates a consistency with hiring and coordination of available labor, streamlines hiring procedures, and expands their access to a broader selection of our specialized labor force with key skillsets and qualifications.

This will help reduce barriers for workforce mobility and give contractor partners the ability to fill jobs at a moment’s notice, working from a pool of unique craft expertise. It streamlines work force rules and provides contractors the ability to fill jobs at a moment's notice by providing access to an even broader selection of our specialized labor force with key skillsets.

Q: Who do I call if I have questions?

Edison Council Offices: 732-417-9229

Key NRCC contacts can also be found online:
http://www.northeastcarpenters.org/about_us