On April 13-15, 2018, we are holding the first Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ (NRCC) Sisters in the Brotherhood “Leading the Way” Conference in Edison, NJ. At the conference, hundreds of women carpenters will gather for a weekend of education, recognition and fellowship. Along with women carpenters, attendees will include NRCC executive board members/staff, local organizations and local/State elected officials.
Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to go to workshops covering a range of topics such as:
- Organizing 101
- Motherhood in the Sisterhood
- Union Activism
- Social Media Training
- Becoming a Union Leader and more.
During the conference, each Local will have the opportunity to celebrate and highlight 1 pioneer Sister who has: been a member for over 25 years; dedicated to mentoring her fellow Sisters; a Sister who is active in her Local and in good standing.
We look forward to seeing you at the inaugural
Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference!
Cynthia Mills, a Washington-resident and 35-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, is helping to break the misconception that careers in carpentry can only filled by men.
Aneja Kemp, 2nd-year pile driver apprentice in Baltimore, started her career in piledriving after completing the Sisters in the Brotherhood Pre-Apprentice Program in December 2016.
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On October 21st, the NRCC Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee held their quarterly meeting at our headquarters in Edison, NJ. During the meeting, NRCC Local 290 Council Representative Nicole Grodner, spoke about safety procedures while working on an active job site. Grodner's presentation included "Safety for Sisters" practices that outlined workplace culture, OSHA guidelines and how to handle personal injury.
The eight Sisters who recently graduated from the pre-apprentice program in Long Island were featured in Newsday, a popular newspaper in the Long Island area. Take a look at the feature below.
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.