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Sisters News

Sisters in the Brotherhood Participate in New INSTALL Training



“Engaging and detail-oriented.” That’s how Susan Espinoza described the Concrete Floor Polishing training she recently received at the Hammonton, New Jersey Training Center. Three other Sisters, Emily Huber, Ebony Burke, and Leondra Charleau, joined Susan and several Brothers in the one-day training class on December 18, 2017.

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Building careers: Arbutus training program draws women to carpentry

The Sisters in the Brotherhood program is proof that jobs don't have a gender. The Baltimore Sun covered our latest SIB pre-apprenticeship class in Baltimore in a recent article. Click here to read the article. 


NRCC SIB Program Chair Susan Schultz Goes Live On Air

Susan Schultz, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' Chair of the Sisters in the Brotherhood Program, discusses the great opportunities for women to gain fulfilling employment within the construction industry. Listen to her full radio interview on WTBQ Radio or click here.


NRCC SIB Members Attend 2018 WILD Conference


On March 2 - 3, members of the NRCC Sisters in the Brotherhood Program attended the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference in East Brunswick, NJ. The WILD Conference welcomed women from various labor unions to discuss workplace safety, build leadership skills and review economic lessons.


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



To download the PDF version, please click here.

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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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