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NRCC to Host Inaugural Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference


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! 


Sisters Spotlight: Cynthia Mills of Local 177



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.

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Sisters Spotlight: Aneja Kemp of Local 179


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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NRCC SIB Chair Susan Schultz Interviewed Trades & Unions Magazine



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Sisters in Brotherhood Meet in Edison



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. 


August SIB Newsletter


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Sisters Pre-Apprentice Graduation Long Island


Long Island Pre-Apprentice Program Featured in Newsday



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.


Give the woman a chance: The recruitment and experience of women in the trades



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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Rochester Business Journal: Program Targets A Gender Gap