Tag: Carpenters

NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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NYC Carpenters Put 1,000 Bags of Groceries into the Hands of Families Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York, NY – The NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters [NYCDCC] recently partnered with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens to donate 1,000 bags of groceries and food vouchers to more than 1,500 families in need in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Approximately, 20 members of the union — all of them proud Brooklynites — volunteered…

Brooklyn Warehouse Workers Canned Over Coronavirus Fears
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Brooklyn Warehouse Workers Canned Over Coronavirus Fears

Editor’s Note: This story is developing… Brooklyn, NY – Workers at a framing warehouse in Sunset Park say they were fired on Friday morning after they pleaded with their bosses for weeks to provide them with cleaner bathrooms and fundamental protections against the spread of coronavirus.  “We are putting our families at risk and they…

Report: Bad Bosses Are Cheating Construction Workers and the Public Out Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
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Report: Bad Bosses Are Cheating Construction Workers and the Public Out Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

New York, NY – Just how badly are construction workers being ripped off in a town where a week’s pay often comes out of a plastic bag and the foundations of “billionaire’s row” are literally built on stolen wages? A new nationwide report out this week from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters [UBC] might help…

On Their Tools in India – NYC Carpenter Leads All-Woman Union Delegation Overseas
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On Their Tools in India – NYC Carpenter Leads All-Woman Union Delegation Overseas

New York, NY – Local 157 Carpenter Amanda Kay Johnson still remembers the day this past fall, when she realized the two long years she spent helping to plan the 2019 International Tradeswomen Training Exchange Delegation to Kerala, India had actually become a reality.  “I remember crying and just being like, ‘This is awesome’ — seeing the Indian tradeswomen really…