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Carpenters Appreciation Night is around the corner
Friday, February, 27, 2015
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tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members,

Carpenters recruit by showing off training center
Thursday, November, 06, 2014
 There's welcome news for construction contractors in New England worried about a current or looming skilled labor shortage. Today, more than 900 students currently enrolled in vocational high schools or programs are visiting the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, Massachusetts and were encouraged to seek training and a career in the trade. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Connecticut, Construction Industry, Events, Flooring, Industry Standards, Jobs, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, Our Work, Outreach, Training, Ubc, Union Contractors, Unions, Vermont, Workers' Rights,

State to review $17M tax giveaway
Tuesday, October, 14, 2014
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tags: Area Standards, Carpenters, Local 107, Massachusetts, Workers' Rights,

Retirement Seminar scheduled for November 15th
Thursday, October, 02, 2014
 The New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the New England Carpenters Benefits Funds are hosting a complimentary seminar “Planning for Retirement” on November 15, 2014. Read Full Post
tags: Benefits, Local #118, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Members, Unions,

Public Citizen Illustrates Negative Effects of TPP's Threat to "Buy American"
Thursday, August, 07, 2014
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tags: Local #118, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Politics/legislation, Rhode Island,

Senate Republicans' Latest Attack on Davis-Bacon: A Sign of the Future?
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014
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tags: Area Standards, Carpenters, Construction Industry, Davis-bacon, Local #118, Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, New Hampshire, Politics/legislation, Prevailing Wage, Workers' Rights,

Rebuilding a community, not just a building
Thursday, July, 31, 2014
In early 2009, an electrical fire damaged a Worcester building that served as a home to the Stone Soup Community Resource group, a collection of volunteer organizations. With plenty of community support, but scarce funding, the group faced an uncertain future. Local 107's Dave Minasian was an active member of Stone Soup and was able to organize help from friends in the union and the New England Carpenters Training Center to join an effort to make the space usable again. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Community, Construction Industry, Helping Hammers, Local 107, Massachusetts, Members, Our Work, Training, Unions,

Carpenters win right to choose representation at Electric Boat
Monday, July, 14, 2014
Carpenters in Local 1302 at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut have successfully beat back an effort by the Metal Trades Council (AFL-CIO) to eliminate their rights and fold them into other unions. This is the first situation in the country where carpenters have stood up, fought back and defeated this piece of the national AFL-CIO's campaign against the UBC. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Connecticut, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members, Nercc, Our Work, Ubc,

Bay State Drywall carpenters win union election
Friday, July, 11, 2014
  In an election held last night in Southeastern Massachusetts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), carpenters employed by Bay State Drywall voted for union representation from the Carpenters union by a 10-8 margin. The Freetown-based company is one of a group of contractors in the Fall River-New Bedford area, sometimes referred to as "drywall alley," that draw carpenters from the substantial Portuguese population. During peak season, they typically employ 40-50 carpenters and have been one of the larger nonunion companies in the market. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Collective Bargaining Agreement, Connecticut, Construction Industry, Industry Standards, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc, Rhode Island, Union Contractors, Unions, Vermont,

CTA signs union agreement
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014
CTA Construction signed a collective bargaining agreement with the New England Regional Council of Carpenters on July 2nd. The contract represents a culmination of a long campaign by the Council and extensive discussions over the past few years between the two organizations.   Read Full Post
tags: Collective Bargaining Agreement, Connecticut, Cta, Industry Standards, Jobs, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Nercc, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ubc, Union Contractors, Unions, Vermont,

NERCC to be recognized at White House Summit
Friday, June, 20, 2014
The efforts of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, as part of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues to increase women’s participation in the construction trades, are being recognized nationally at the White House Summit on Working Families this Monday. NERCC Business Representative Liz Skidmore will represent the NERCC and the PGTI at the event, which is being hosted by the White House and the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress. Both President Obama and Vice President Biden will be attending the event. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Carpenters Center, Construction Industry, Economy, Events, Government, Industry Standards, Jobs, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members, Nercc, Obama, Outreach, Politics/legislation, Projects, Sisters In The Brotherhood, Ubc, Unions,

Take your career to the next level
Thursday, June, 19, 2014
 The NERCC has developed a uniquely tailored program with Wentworth Institute of Technology's College of Professional and Continuing Education which allows members to earn college degrees at a discounted tuition rate and a schedule that fits the needs of working carpenters. On June 25th members can participate in a lunchtime webinar to learn more about the program.  Read Full Post
tags: Boston, Carpenters, Events, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc, Training, Wentworth,

NERCC awards $59,650 in scholarships
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters announced that it has awarded $59,650 to 152 applicants as part of the 2014 Scholarship Contest. Read Full Post
tags: Connecticut, Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont,

Carpenters support event for low wage workers
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014
In the last year, fast food workers across the country have been building a campaign to raise wages in their industry. The campaign has given energy to efforts to raise the minimum wage nationally and in states and communities across America. But the fast food industry isn't the only one where massive profits are generated and an unreasonable gulf exists between the compensation given to employees in corporate offices and those on the front lines. From health care to hospitality and construction to customer service, too many workers are being paid too little for working so hard. In Massachusetts, an upcoming event aims to elevate their cause. Read Full Post
tags: Boston, Carpenters, Community, Construction Industry, Economy, Events, Local 107, Local 108, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 51, Local 56, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Members, Misclassification, Nercc, Outreach, Unions, Wage Theft, Workers' Rights,

Carpenters endorse Coakley for Mass Gov
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters today endorsed Martha Coakley for Governor of Massachusetts, citing her experience making government work on behalf of fairness for workers and honest business. The endorsement is the result of lengthy converstaions between regional council and local union leadership with all of the major declared candidates in the race during visits the Carpenters Center. "As Attorney General, Martha Coakley has been an advocate for working families and consumers," said Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the NERCC. "Her Fair Labor Division sought to limit the impact of the underground economy - protecting workers and leveling the playing field for employers that play by the rules. As a candidate for Governor, she recognizes that growing income inequality is one of the major problems facing our society. Coakley knows that advocating for workers and supporting unions is the best method to rebuild the middle class. The New England Regional Council of Carpenters is pleased to endorse Martha Coakley for Governor. We believe she will bring the lessons she has learned as Attorney General to the corner office and make Massachusetts a stronger and more equitable Commonwealth." Read Full Post
tags: Area Standards, Carpenters, Government, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Media, Members, Nercc, Politics/legislation,

NERCC endorses Tolman for Attorney General
Friday, May, 23, 2014
BOSTON -- The New England Regional Council of Carpenters will announce their endorsement of Warren Tolman for Attorney General at a gathering today at the Carpenters Center.  Read Full Post
tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Politics/legislation, Workers' Rights,

NECTF hosts graduation ceremony
Monday, May, 05, 2014
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tags: Awards, Carpenters, Events, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Training, Unions, Vermont,

Multi-million dollar tax giveaway in Fitchburg under scrutiny
Thursday, May, 01, 2014
The Carpenters union is calling on local and state officials to rescind tax breaks given to a company for a project on which they and seven others had already been ordered by state investigators to stop work for legal violations. The violations were found less than three months before the tax package was announced. Further evidence gathered by investigators, which should have triggered an investigation for tax fraud, was apparently ignored. Read Full Post
tags: Construction Industry, Government, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Massachusetts, Media, Misclassification, Nercc,

Seems like a clear objective, right?
Monday, April, 28, 2014
Union Carpenters continued their show of support for the "Jobs Not Jails" campaign over the weekend in Boston. Among the members of Local 107 and 108 who attended a rally on the Boston Common were NERCC Council Reps Rocky Thompson and Manny Gines, who were visible a story on Boston Channel 7s news coverage. Read Full Post
tags: Boston, Carpenters, Construction Industry, Events, Government, Jobs, Local 107, Local 108, Massachusetts, Media, Politics/legislation, Television,

Retirement Seminar scheduled for May 31
Friday, April, 18, 2014
 The New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the New England Carpenters Benefits Funds are hosting a complimentary seminar “Planning for Retirement” on May 31, 2014. Read Full Post
tags: Benefits, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Members,

Reminder - Scholarship Applications due April 11th
Tuesday, April, 01, 2014
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tags: Connecticut, Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, Rhode Island, Vermont,

Save the date - Retirement Seminar coming up in May
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014
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tags: Benefits, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc,

Members participate in St. Patrick's Day parade
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014
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tags: Community, Local 107, Members,

Wentworth to host Spring Open House
Thursday, February, 27, 2014
 The NERCC has developed a uniquely tailored program with Wentworth Institute of Technology's College of Professional and Continuing Education which allows members to earn college degrees at a discounted tuition rate and a schedule that fits the needs of working carpenters. On March 25th, Wentworth is hosting an Open House for individuals interested in learning more about the program. Read Full Post
tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Members, Training, Wentworth,

Revere again votes yes on casino
Wednesday, February, 26, 2014
Plans for Mohegan Sun to build a $1.3 billion hotel and casino at the Suffolk Downs horse track in Revere were approved by voters in that city for a second time yesterday. The fate of the project still hangs in the balance, as it will now go head-to-head for state approval for the single Eastern Massachusetts gaming license with a proposal by Steve Wynn in Everett. State officials are expected to hand down a decision in May or June. Union carpenters in Revere played a significant role in the campaign to approve the proposal, as they have in each of the gaming votes across the state. Read Full Post
tags: Casino, Construction Industry, Economy, Government, Jobs, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Media, Politics/legislation, Projects,

Scholarship applications available
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters Scholarship program has been opened for 2014. The program is supported by settlement agreements between the union and contractors and other contributions. Last year, more than $52,000 was awarded to 106 members and dependents furthering their post high school education, including top scholarships of $5,000 and $3,000. Read Full Post
tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94,

Meet Our Community - Rich Brow
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014
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tags: Community, Local 107, Massachusetts, Members,

Retirement Seminar registration is closed
Thursday, November, 07, 2013
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tags: Benefits, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723,

Retirement Seminar to be held - register today!
Friday, October, 18, 2013
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the New England Carpenters Benefits Funds are hosting a complimentary seminar “Planning for Retirement” on November 16, 2013. Read Full Post
tags: Benefits, Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members, Nercc,

2013 Carpentry Expo
Tuesday, October, 15, 2013
The 2013 Carpentry Expo was held last week at the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, MA. Over 1,000 students, representing 43 high schools attended the event. Read Full Post
tags: Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Massachusetts, Members, Outreach, Training,

NERCC Election Results
Saturday, September, 28, 2013
 Following are results from today's elections for positions on the New England Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Board. The elections were held as part of a Special Call meeting of Delegates to the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. Nominations were posted on this blog earlier in the day. Read Full Post
tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Nercc,

Enforcement against cheating businesses jumps in Mass
Friday, September, 13, 2013
More than $21 million has been collected from employers in Massachusetts who violated labor laws in the last 18 months, according to the annual report of the Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification. The amount represents more than the total that was recovered in all previous years. Read Full Post
tags: Construction Industry, Government, Industry Standards, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Media, Misclassification, Politics/legislation, Wage Theft,

Enforcement against cheating businesses jumps in Mass
Thursday, September, 05, 2013
More than $21 million has been collected from employers in Massachusetts who violated labor laws in the last 18 months, according to the annual report of the Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification. The amount represents more than the total that was recovered in all previous years. Read Full Post
tags: Area Standards, Carpenters, Construction Industry, Economy, Government, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Marriott, Massachusetts, Media, Misclassification, Nercc, Wage Theft, Workers' Rights,

The latest issue of New England Carpenter is on its way!
Monday, August, 19, 2013
  Check your mailbox! The latest issue of New England Carpenter has been printed. For additional content, check out nercc.org/mag.  Read Full Post
tags: Boston, Carpenters, Local #24, Local #44, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94,

Donahue wins in Worcester
Wednesday, August, 14, 2013
Dan Donahue, son of Jack Donahue, who is the Business Manager of Local 107, Regional Manager for Central and Western Massachusetts and Warden for the NERCC, was the winner of a special election Democratic primary election for state representative last night. Donahue will take on Republican Carla Claros in a general election on September 10 for the 16th Worcester District seat, from which John Fresolo recently resigned. Read Full Post
tags: Government, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Massachusetts, Politics/legislation,

Our Work - WRTA Bus Hub
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013
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tags: Local 107, Our Work,

Apprentice Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, April, 30, 2013
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tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 535, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members, Training,

Our Work - St. Vincent Cancer Center
Friday, April, 12, 2013
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tags: Local 107, Our Work,

Scholarship application deadline approaching
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013
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tags: Local #24, Local #44, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members,

Our Work - The Albert Shurman Center
Friday, March, 22, 2013
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tags: Local 107, Our Work,

Bouchard retiring
Monday, March, 11, 2013
Bryan Bouchard, who serves as Business Manger of Local 1996 in Vermont, Regional Manager for Northern New England and a member of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Board has announced his retirement, effective March 11. Bouchard is a 36-year member of the UBC. Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mark Erlich is appointing John Leavitt to fill Bouchard's unexpired term on the Executive Board as well as his role as Regional Manager for Northern New England. "Bryan served the members on staff for the Carpenters Union for 26 years," Erlich said. "He has been a quiet but effective leader who always carried himself with dignity and integrity. He will be sorely missed by his members and the Council. We wish him a long and happy retirement."   Read Full Post
tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Nercc, New Hampshire, Vermont,

Carpenters highlight thefts at Botany Bay
Friday, March, 01, 2013
NERCC staff recently spoke to a group of five workers employed at the Botany Bay development in Worcester who were owed more than $25,000 in wages and began making noise about it. Regular bannering was done at the site and last week a rally drew members of Local 107, representatives of the MetroWest Worker's Center, religious leaders and Worcester City Councilor Sarai Rivera. The event led to pieces in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and Vocero Hispano, which highlighted the wage theft and the unwillingness of the project developer to do anything but turn a blind eye. The bad publicity may force his hand, though, as regular events are gaining attention and the support of the community.   Read Full Post
tags: Area Standards, Carpenters, Construction Industry, Industry Standards, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Massachusetts, Media, Nercc, Unions, Wage Theft, Workers' Rights,

Ice Fishing Derby
Friday, January, 25, 2013
The New England Carpenters Ice Fishing Derby, organized annually by Joe Broderick of Local 535 has been scheduled. The event will take place on Sunday, Feb 17 at 7am at Singletary Lake in Millbury. Prizes will be awarded and a percentage of the money raised will be donated to the Valley Tech Education Fund. Click through for more details. Read Full Post
tags: Community, Events, Helping Hammers, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc, Training,

Helping Hammers: Carpenters in Haiti
Tuesday, January, 22, 2013
Following the catastropic earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the Ministry of Health, along with Partners In Health, launched an ambitious plan to build a 320-bed state-of-the-art teaching hospital. Unable to meet the needs of the new building design, massive donation sof time, materials and skills would be needed for the project to succeed. See how union carpenters and contractors stepped up to help.  Read Full Post
tags: Helping Hammers, Local #24, Local #44, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members,

Got Training?
Monday, January, 07, 2013
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tags: Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Training,

Our Work - The Unum Buildling
Thursday, January, 03, 2013
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tags: Local 107, Our Work,

2013 NERCC Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
Wednesday, January, 02, 2013
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tags: Local #24, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Members,

Misclassification crackdown, publicity
Friday, December, 07, 2012
Misclassification has been a serious problem in the construction industry for years, and something against which the Carpenters union has led the fight locally, regionally and nationally. Union efforts resulted first in greater understanding and awareness among elected officials and now regularly lead to enforcement and publicity on the issue that is either directly a result of union action or an indirect result of efforts initiated by the union. Read Full Post
tags: Area Standards, Construction Industry, Industry Standards, Laws/enforcement, Local #24, Local #44, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Massachusetts, Media, Misclassification, Nercc, Politics/legislation, Wage Theft,

Clean sweep in New England
Wednesday, November, 07, 2012
Yesterday was a good day for union carpenters across New England. Amazingly, all of the Council’s endorsed candidates won election. Obama swept the six states, including winning swing-state New Hampshire by a larger-than-expected margin. In the critical races -- Warren in Massachusetts, Murphy in Connecticut, Hassan/Kuster/Shea-Porter in New Hampshire, King in Maine, Cicilline in Rhode Island – our picks were all winners!!   Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Connecticut, Government, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94, Maine, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc, New Hampshire, Obama, Politics/legislation, Rhode Island, Unions, Vermont,

The Warren-Carpenter connection
Wednesday, October, 31, 2012
Only a few weeks ago, an ad for Elizabeth Warren featured Local 107's Jack Donahue. This week, Donahue takes a backseat to Brother Richard Brow, another Local 107 carpenter featured in an ad for Elizabeth Warren. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Local 107, Massachusetts, Members, Politics/legislation,

Mass Senate race comes to the Carpenters Center
Friday, October, 12, 2012
United States Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren visited the Carpenters Center recently to speak with members about issues of specific interest to union carpenters. Click through for video highlights. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Carpenters Center, Construction Industry, Government, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc, Politics/legislation, Video Gallery,

New England Carpenters Give Scott Brown A Failing Grade On Creating Jobs, Supporting Working Families
Thursday, September, 13, 2012
Today, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters issued a report card on Senator Scott Brown’s failing efforts to support job-creating programs and middle-class families across the Commonwealth. Senator Brown received an F on today’s report card for opposing numerous jobs bills that would have supported thousands of good-paying jobs in Massachusetts, opposing the extension of essential unemployment benefits, and failing to fight for fair wages for working men and women.   Read Full Post
tags: Construction Industry, Economy, Government, Local 107, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Politics/legislation, Prevailing Wage, Ubc, Unions, Workers' Rights,

Ex-boxer fights for exploited
Tuesday, September, 04, 2012
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tags: Local 107, Media, Workers' Rights,

Recession hit construction industry hard
Monday, September, 03, 2012
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tags: Construction Industry, Local 107, Media,

Tentative agreement for Boston, Eastern Mass.
Wednesday, August, 29, 2012
NERCC has reached a tentative agreement with contractors on a new collective bargaining agreement for Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Details will be given and votes will be taken at meetings for members this Thursday night. Members who have not received a phone call with the time and location, should contact their local union hall. Read Full Post
tags: Collective Bargaining Agreement, Local 107, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 535, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Members, Nercc,

Community Rebuilding - Worcester
Wednesday, August, 08, 2012
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tags: Community, Local 107,

Local 107 Member Authors Report
Wednesday, August, 08, 2012
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tags: Local 107, Media, Safety,

Worcester passes new REO
Friday, June, 22, 2012
The Worcester City Council this week voted to move forward with a newly proposed Responsible Employer Ordinance for public construction in the city by a 9-1 vote. The result comes after an anti-union contractor association and corporate-backed "research" group threatened long, expensive litigation if the ordinance was passed. Read Full Post
tags: Construction Industry, Industry Standards, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Massachusetts, Media, Politics/legislation, Prevailing Wage, Responsible Employer Ordinance, Training,

Warren visits UBC
Friday, May, 04, 2012
Massachusetts Democratic Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren was in Washington this week where she visited UBC headquarters and met with General President Doug McCarron, Secretary-Treasurer Andy Silins, UBC Political Director Tom Flynn, NERCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mark Erlich and NERCC Political Director Steve Joyce. Read Full Post
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Earth Day Recycling Program
Thursday, April, 19, 2012
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tags: Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 118, Local 1305, Local 1996, Local 1996 (me), Local 1996 (vt), Local 210, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 24, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 43, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 624, Local 67, Local 723, Local 94,

NERCC calls for harsher penalties for those not buying workers' comp
Thursday, April, 12, 2012
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters and other industry groups are calling on the Massachusetts legislature to make it a felony for employers to fail to purchase workers compensation insurance for their employees. Senate Bill 915, sponsored by Senator Katherine Clark (D-Melrose) and Majority Whip Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy) also has the backing of Attorney General Martha Coakley. Read Full Post
tags: Area Standards, Construction Industry, Government, Industry Standards, Laws/enforcement, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 424, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Misclassification, Politics/legislation, Safety, Unions, Workers' Rights,

Wentworth Information Sessions
Tuesday, March, 20, 2012
Information sessions are being held for members who would like to learn more about degree programs available through the union at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Two sessions are scheduled in the coming weeks. Saturday, April 21 at 10AM: 750 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA Saturday, May 5 at 9 AM: 13 Holman Rd., Millbury, MA Learn more general information about the program by clicking here. Read Full Post
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The New England Carpenter is on its way!
Friday, February, 17, 2012
While we love the convenience and immediacy of sharing news and information through the “Council Update” and on NERCC.org and social media platforms, we know not every carpenter is active online. So the New England Regional Council is committed to continuing to produce the New England Carpenter magazine and deliver it to every member’s home. Read Full Post
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Worcester members build a garden for the village
Tuesday, May, 10, 2011
This weekend, members of Carpenters Local 107 and YouthBuild lent their skills to a garden project at the Plumley Village housing development. Raised garden frames were built by YouthBuild and then installed by members of Local 107. The project was supported by numerous city and state groups. Twenty... Read Full Post
tags: Helping Hammers, Local 107, Media,

Members to demonstrate in Worcester
Thursday, August, 26, 2010
Members in Central Massachusetts will gather Friday morning to protest the use of substandard contractors at building being renovated for eventual lease to the Worcester County District Attorney's office.Northpoint, the General Contractor on the project, has hired a New Hampshire-based c... Read Full Post
tags: Industry Standards, Local 107,

Carpenters rally against Crowne Plaza
Tuesday, May, 26, 2009
Members of Local 107 and several other NERCC affiliates demonstrated at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Worcester last Thursday to alert the public that two out of state contractors have been hired to do renovations at the hotel. Local politicians and other unions also joined union members to show thei... Read Full Post
tags: Industry Standards, Local 107, Members,

NECN covers Mayo asbestos embarrassment
Friday, May, 22, 2009
Members of Local 107 in Worcester have been holding a banner and passing out leaflets in front of the Bancroft building, warning residents, neighbors and passersby that they may have been exposed to asbestos.The Mayo Group was indicted by the Attorney General's office earlier this year ... Read Full Post
tags: Local 107, Mayo, Safety,

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