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Gubernatorial Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy Visiting Carpenters Union Picket Line at Park and Shore High-Rise Construction in Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ (July 20, 2017) – Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Phil Murphy is visiting the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ (NRCC) picket line on Friday, July 21st from 12-12:30 p.m. The event will take place at 75 Park Lane, near the corner of Park Lane and Washington Boulevard, in Jersey City.

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NY State Assembly Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Bronson Visit Carpenters Training Facility in Rochester, NY

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Rochester, NY (July 19, 2017) – New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Assemblymember Harry Bronson visited the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ (NRCC) Rochester Training Facility (21 Jetview Drive, Rochester, NY) on Tuesday, July 18th.  

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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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City of Albany Passes Ordinance Requiring Construction Contractors/Subcontractors to have NYDOL-Approved Apprenticeship Programs

Albany, NY (July 12, 2017) – On July 3, the City of Albany passed Ordinance 32.62.17 that requires all construction contractors and subcontractors – working on projects valued at greater than $100,000 – to have established apprenticeship programs that have been approved by the New York State Department of Labor.  

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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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William Sproule Named to Steering Committee of William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University

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Edison, NJ (July 5, 2017) – The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) announced today that William Sproule, the Council’s President & New Jersey Regional Manager, has been named to the steering committee at the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University.

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Local 251 Volunteers at Fillmore Forward Community Project in Buffalo

Fillmore_Forward_7v2.jpgOn June 10, seven members of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) Local 251 donated their time and expertise to refurbishing a local Buffalo second-hand thrift store. 

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Rochester Business Journal: Program Targets A Gender Gap

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John Ballantyne Approved by New Jersey State Senate for Position on Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s Board of Directors

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Edison, NJ (June 30, 2017) – The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) announced today that John Ballantyne, the Council’s Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) has been approved by the New Jersey State Senate to join Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s Board of Directors. Ballantyne was confirmed for a four-year appointment on Horizon’s Board of Directors after a full State Senate vote on June 29th

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