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Carpenters Welcome the Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia

The Carpenters Union is leading the fight to elect a President who is aligned with the middle class.

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Philadelphia Carpenters Artifact Museum Opens for Tours

The Philadelphia Carpenters Museum is now offering guided tours for two Saturdays a month, starting Saturday, July 23rd and also next Saturday, July 30th. 

Located at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) Philadelphia offices at 18th and Spring Garden streets, the Carpenters Museum houses rare tools and other unique artifacts from the early days of the founding of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) in 1881.

The museum is available to Union Carpenter members, their friends and families. Hours are 9 AM to 1 PM including guided tours.

Included in the exhibit are the original union membership cards of Peter J. McGuire, the founder of the UBCJA, who is credited with leading the movement to establish the Labor Day holiday. McGuire, who also helped found the American Federation of Labor, was a member of the Philadelphia Carpenters Union Local 8 from 1882 until his death in 1906.

Attendees are asked to sign up in advance, by contacting Michael Tapken at 215-569-1634 Ext.275. You can also leave a reply on our Facebook Page if you would like more information.

 

 

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NRCC's EST John Ballantyne Featured on Caucus: NJ TV Show

Steve Adubato, known among the media as the dean of journalists in New Jersey as well as nationally, recently reached out to John Ballantyne, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters asking him to come on the broadcast show "Caucus: N.J." and talk about the Carpenters. Adubato is a big proponent of education programs and training; this interview presented the Carpenters with a great opportunity to explain the unique skills that Carpenters bring to the construction industry -- and the breadth of support the Carpenters Union provides apprentices as they go through years of training to become a journeyman Carpenter. Ballantyne also discussed how he was inspired to become a Carpenter and what the Union means to him.

Here's the full interview.

 

 

 

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George Laufenberg Scholarship Fund Awards over $200,000 to Area Students

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 1, 2016-- The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) has congratulated 36 high school scholars, all of whom received a four-year educational award from the George H. Laufenberg Scholarship during an awards ceremony held on June 29th at Galloping Hill Golf Course. The full list of recipients is below.

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Carpenters Museum Opening Press Release and Photo Hits Times Square

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) press release photo and headline regarding the Carpentry Artifact Museum Opening in Philadelphia made its way to the Times Square big screen! The museum, which houses carpentry artifacts from the industry, officially opened on Jun 1. Along with other extensive media coverage for the event included an opportunity for the NRCC museum opening headline to make it into New York City.

Pictured: Mr. Ed Coryell shows visitors artifacts in the carpentry exhibit.

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Video from Carpenters Rally Wins Award

 

 

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Supports Bipartisan Plan to Replenish N.J. Transportation Trust Fund

John Ballantyne, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, issued this statement today in support of a bipartisan agreement by State Lawmakers on a plan to replenish New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund, which was expected to run out of funds by the end of June: 

 

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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Opens Carpentry Artifact Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has another museum to help document the city's rich history, following an official ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Philadelphia Carpenters Museum, which documents the region's influence in the labor movement and tool manufacturing.

 

 

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3rd Annual Sisters in the Brotherhood Recruitment Initiative Open House

The 3rd Annual Sisters in the Brotherhood Recruitment Initiative Open House brought out key labor leaders, and state policy makers to review the progress of the organization, which works to recruit more women into the Carpenters Union.

 

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National Association of Women in Construction [NAWIC] MWBE Showcase, Albany NY

 

The Albany chapter of NAWIC, hosted its’ first annual Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Showcase, in Albany, NY on March 15th, 2016.  

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