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Our Work - Fairchild Wheeler Multi-Magnet High School Posted by on

 

Lean more about the Fairchild Wheeler Muti-Magnet school project by clicking here to view it in our online portfolio





NECTC Holds Annual Apprenticeship Expo Posted by on

The 2012 Carpenters Expo and Apprenticeship Career Day was held on Friday, October 19, at the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, MA.

705 high school students, representing thirty-three schools, toured the facility and learned about the opportunities available to those who pursue a career as a member of the Carpenters Union.
Vendors, retailers and carpenter organizations were on hand with exhibits and informational handouts.

The small group guided tours of the training facility gave students and their instructors the opportunity to see professional union carpenters and apprentices showcasing their skills in the following areas: flooring, interior systems, infection control risk assessment, exterior siding, residential wood framing, scaffold erector certification, cabinet installation, door hardware, finish carpentry, stair layout & framing, concrete formwork, structural insulated panel systems, insulated concrete forms, pile driving and under water welding.


TAGS: Events, Training



CT carpenters stand out for Murphy Posted by on

Last night in Hartford, carpenters participated a pre-debate visibility in support of Chris Murphy, the union's endorsed candidate for United States Senate.

 





Discussion of Boston retirees club Posted by on

A committee of retired members from Boston-area local unions affiliated with the New England Regional Council met today to discuss establishing a retirees group. Preliminary discussions involve inviting retired members to participate in social, educational and union-building activities. Stay tuned for more information on how the group will operate and how retired members can get involved.





Carpenters visit with voters in NH Posted by on

More than 50 members, representing ten local union affiliates of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, gathered in Salem and Pelham, New Hampshire Saturday to knock on some doors. Members canvassed in support of President Barack Obama, Gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan and Annie Kuster, Second District candidate for United States House of Representatives. They visited with both union carpenters and members of the general public for several hours.

 





Mass Senate race comes to the Carpenters Center Posted by on

 

United States Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren visited the Carpenters Center recently to speak with members about issues of specific interest to union carpenters. She took questions from members and spoke individually with members before and after the event. Thank you to Elizabeth Warren for coming by and thank you to every member who cared enough to come out and get involved.





Local 26, standing strong Posted by on

Weather didn't deter members of Carpenters Local 26 on Massachusetts' north shore. They turned out and stood up for their friend, Congressman John Tierney, who is facing a tough re-election battle.





Carpenters prepare for election push Posted by on

More than 75 carpenter stewards in Connecticut from Locals 24, 43 and 210 gathered last night to talk about upcoming elections in the state that could have a significant impact both locally and nationally. A United States Senate race between Congressman Chris Murphy and second-time candidate Linda McMahon of the WWE wrestling company is one of a handful of races in the country that could tilt the balance of power in the Senate. Members are also active in other races in the state.


After discussing issues of importance to union carpenters, the conversation turned to getting as many members active as possible. Stewards returned to jobsites today armed with information and schedules. The information is to educate fellow carpenters about the issues and the candidates, the schedules were for events at which members will reach out to even more members. Between now and Election Day on November 6, members will be participating in phone banks to contact registered members and talk to them about the importance of the election to their families, our union, the economy and the construction industry.
Members interested in participating in scheduled activity should contact their Local Union hall for dates and times.





Violations at Marriott reported again Posted by on

The massive wage and hour violations at the Boston Copley Marriott, which were investigated only after loud and repeated protests by union carpenters joined by other trades workers and union workers has hit the news again. This time reported by HR.BLR.com, a site that reports on business and legal issues pertaining to human resource management.

The article lays out the nearly $1.2 million in violations by numerous contractors hired to renovate rooms at the high-priced downtown Boston hotel, including one that misclassified 28 employees as independent contractors and failed to report more than $410,000 in wages and another that failed to report more than $460,000 in wages to the Department of Unemployment Assistance.


TAGS: Marriott



Our Work - Portsmouth Middle School Posted by on

More than 75 carpenter stewards in Connecticut from Locals 24, 43 and 210 gathered last night to talk about upcoming elections in the state that could have a significant impact both locally and nationally. A United States Senate race between Congressman Chris Murphy and second-time candidate Linda McMahon of the WWE wrestling company is one of a handful of races in the country that could tilt the balance of power in the Senate. Members are also active in other races in the state.


After discussing issues of importance to union carpenters, the conversation turned to getting as many members active as possible. Stewards returned to jobsites today armed with information and schedules. The information is to educate fellow carpenters about the issues and the candidates, the schedules were for events at which members will reach out to even more members. Between now and Election Day on November 6, members will be participating in phone banks to contact registered members and talk to them about the importance of the election to their families, our union, the economy and the construction industry.
Members interested in participating in scheduled activity should contact their Local Union hall for dates and times.





Wentworth Information Sessions Posted by on

Come find out about the Wentworth program!

Wentworth will be presenting information about registration, fees, and other requirements to participate in their Construction Management Associates and Bachelor degree programs. Graduates of our apprenticeship program will receive 22 college credits toward their degree. All carpenter participants will receive one-third off of their tuition at Wentworth. Participants at either session may register with Wentworth.

 The sessions will be held at the Carpenters Center in Boston, MA, and the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, MA.


New England Carpenters Training Center -- October 13th 2012 @ 9:00 a.m.
RSVP at (508) 792-5443 no later than Tuesday, October 9th

The Carpenters Center (2nd Floor) -- October 17th 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.
RSVP at (617) 782-4314 no later than Tuesday, October 9th

New England Carpenters Training Center -- November 7th 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.
RSVP at (508) 792-5443 no later than Wednesday, October 31st

For more information about this partnership click here. 
 





Gov Patrick announces new college building $$ Posted by on

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.

The announced investment of $2.2 billion financed through bond sales will lead to $20 million worth of building at Roxbury Community College and $607 million in construction at University of Massachusetts campuses will including:

--A new Physical Science Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst currently estimated at $85 million that will accommodate enrollment growth and higher demand in science programs, helping achieve the University’s long term goal to improve all science facilities, increase retention and attract the highest caliber faculty and students;
--A new Management Building for the Manning School of Business (MSB) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell which leverages approximately $10 million in private donations to support the $35 million project; and
--A new academic classroom building at the University of Massachusetts Boston, estimated at $100 million to help address the demands of continued enrollment growth at the University and the drive to provide an academic setting in which cutting edge teaching techniques can be accommodated.





Our Work - The Highlands Posted by on

 

Learn more about The Highlands renovation project, by clicking here to view the project in our portfolio.




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