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    Local #108
    29 Oakland Street, Suite 1
    Springfield, MA 01108

    P: (413) 736-2878
    F: (413) 781-1640
    Meeting Time: 3rd Thurs., 5:30 pm (Springfield area)

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    Local #108
    150 North Street, Suite 27
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    P: 413-447-7417
    F: 413-447-9213
    Meeting Time: The Wed. following the 3rd Thurs., 5:30 pm (Berkshire County)

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Business Manager: Jason Garand
Servicing Representatives/Organizers: Tim Craw, Rocky Thompson


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,

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,

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,

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,

Carpenters ready to build big in Springfield
Thursday, March, 13, 2014
A story at BusinessWest.com highlights the efforts by MGM Grand and the Carpenters union to ensure that local workers are given priority consideration for work opportunities during upcoming construtcion of a casino in Springfield and that those jobs come with good wages and good benefits. Carpenters Local 108 Business Manager Jason Garand, who led the effort for a memorandum of agreement with MGM, is prominently featured in the piece. Read Full Post
tags: Carpenters, Casino, Construction Industry, Industry Standards, Local 108, Massachusetts, Media, Nercc, Pla, Union Contractors, Unions,

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,

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,

NERCC election
Saturday, September, 28, 2013
Nominations and election for the Executive Board of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters are being held today at a Special Call Delegates Meeting at the New England Carpenters Training Center. The following nominations have been made:  Read Full Post
tags: 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,

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,

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,

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,

NERCC Business Maganer in television commercial
Thursday, February, 14, 2013
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tags: Benefits, Local 108, Media,

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,

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,

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,

Gov Patrick announces new college building $$
Wednesday, October, 03, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick yesterday announced a boost to funding for new buildings on state college campuses, a positive steop to boosting infrastructure, education and employment in the construciton trades. Read Full Post
tags: Economy, Government, Local 108, Local 111, Local 56, Local 67, Massachusetts, Projects,

Our Work - Contingency Data Center
Tuesday, June, 05, 2012
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tags: Local 108, Our Work,

Our Work - Saint Mary's Parish Center
Thursday, May, 24, 2012
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tags: Local 108, Our Work,

Our Work - Putnam Vocational School
Monday, May, 21, 2012
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tags: Local 108, Our Work,

Our Work - Longmeadow High School
Wednesday, May, 16, 2012
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tags: Local 108, Our Work,

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
tags: Government, Local 107, Local 108, Local 111, Local 1305, Local 2168, Local 218, Local 26, Local 275, Local 33, Local 40, Local 475, Local 51, Local 535, Local 56, Local 67, Local 723, Massachusetts, Politics/legislation, Ubc,

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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Our Work - Baystate Medical Center
Thursday, March, 01, 2012
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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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MA Attorney General bid protest decision
Thursday, December, 29, 2011
Members of Carpenters  Local 108 turned out for a selectman's meeting in Ware, MA to voice their opposition of the town's decision to award the general contract for a new fire station to PDS Engineering & Construction, citing their omission of information in bid documents.  Read Full Post
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Local 108 agreement negotiated, ratified
Monday, June, 01, 2009
Members of Carpenters Local 108 in Western Massachusetts have completed negotiations on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, which was ratified by members at a meeting on Saturday.The agreement, reached with Construction Industry Association provides an increase in wages and... Read Full Post
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