Building a Better Future
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) represents over 20,000 carpenters, pile drivers, shop & millmen, and floorcoverers working in the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. There are over 1,300 active contractors who have signed agreements with the NERCC, and more are signing every day.
We believe that well-paid, well-trained carpenters mean well-made, safe and long lasting construction that will serve the community well over time.
NERCC is part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries.
We stand strong for our signatory contractors and help them succeed in today’s marketplace by supplying them with motivated, knowledgeable crews that demonstrate skills, productivity, and a strong work ethic.
We advocate for all working carpenters, whether they belong to the union or not. All workers deserve fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions. Additionally, all contractors should be able to compete on a level playing field, where everyone plays by the rules. When a few unscrupulous contractors get away with dishonest business practices, if effects the entire industry. NERCC is committed to maintaining area standards across the construction industry.
The Carpenters Center
The Carpenters Center, located at 750 Dorchester Avenue in Boston, is the headquarters of NERCC and the Boston Carpenters Training Center. The 70,000 square foot facility represents all aspects of the Carpenters Union – member representation, training, organizing, funds information, banking services, and a vision center. It is a member-built facility to provide services for our members.
The design of the building celebrates the history of the Carpenters Union and the pride of the organization’s members. The bold use of colors, wood, metal and glass, and the very open interior reflects the organizational ideals. The Carpenters Center celebrates the rich history of the Carpenters Union while showcasing the training programs that keep the organization at the forefront of the ever-evolving construction industry.
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International Workers' Day 2013
Boston-area workers share their stories as part of International Workers' Day. Also called May Day, International Workers' Day is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. May 1st commemorates the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago, where workers stood for the eight-hour workday. Join labor unions, faith organizations, immigrant rights groups and community allies as we march and rally for workers' rights. For information about Boston-area gatherings, visit nercc.org/mayday.