Being a union member takes more than just “working union.” The most important element in the future success of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters is membership involvement. The Carpenters Union strives to raise industry standards for all carpenters, and it takes an active membership to achieve this goal. Members can get involved with local politics, attend local planning and zoning meetings, support local politicians and participate in volunteer community activities.
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Registration Open for 2012 Fall Semester
Are You Ready? Registration is now open for 2012 Fall Semester training. All training is provided FREE to UBC members. These courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early! Click here to learn more.
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Helping Hammers: Carpenters in Haiti
On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti, devastating an already impoverished nation. With much of the country's medical infrastructure destroyed, plans that were in place to build a 110-bed community hospital had to be revamped. The Ministry of Health, along with Partners In Health, launched a far more ambitious plan to build a 320-bed state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Mirebalais, which is located thirty-five miles north of Port-au-Prince in the Central Plateau. Haiti's building industry, however, was simply unable to meet the needs of the new building design. Massive donations of time, materials and skills would be needed for the project to succeed. Union carpenters from New England and around the United States stepped up to do their part, helping to secure materials and volunteering to spend time in Haiti building the hospital and teaching Haitian workers valuable craft skills.