Members of Carpenters Local 210 joined a loud and spirited rally in Danbury over the weekend to support union workers in Wisconsin, where the Governor recently rammed through severe limitations on collective bargaining rights of workers. The rally was picked up by the Danbury News-Times. The story can be read here.
The Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) and the Thomas S. Gunning Foundation have established a scholarship program to assist students who are enrolled in the Wentworth Institute of Technology Program through the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. Tom Gunning was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees for the New England Carpenters Labor Management Program and Executive Director of the BTEA.
A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be made to a single winner this year, selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and an outside appraisal.
A fuller description of the program and applications can be downloaded here or by contacting the BTEA at:
Thomas S. Gunning Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program 100 Grossman Drive, Suite 300 Braintree, MA 02184 781-849-3220.
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