News From: Carpenters

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 18, 2019

Beto Talks Jobs, Trade, and Unions in Detroit

Just 5 days after announcing his campaign, Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke headed to Oakland Michigan to talk unions, apprenticeships, and trade with the Michigan Regional Council of...

by Brian Young | on Jun 20, 2018

Organizing Victories in TV, Sales and Construction

Union members know the value of working union. Whether it's better pay, better benefits, higher safety standards or increased training., most could not imagine working without a union. Across...

by Guest Post | on Aug 10, 2017

Strike Against Evil

The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) Local 5 and Georgia Pacific (GP), wholly owned by Koch Industries, have been in contract negotiations for over 3 years, as the labor...

by Press and Media | on Aug 16, 2016

Standing in line in the heat

This article first appeared in Labor Press, written by Joe ManiscalcoWith soaring temperatures, packed coolers and barbecues going full tilt, the street scene surrounding the NYC District Council of...

by Brian Young | on Mar 01, 2016

Tesla's friction in the heat

In the Nevada dessert, Tesla is building a massive factory to build their state of the art batteries.  The factory, called the Gigafactory, is being built with $1.5 Billion in tax credits from...

by Brian Young | on Jan 14, 2016

Walenta’s Williamsburg Nightmare

For over a decade, the Domino’s sugar factory sat vacant in Williamsburg.  While the waterfront property was vacant, the site was in the middle of a very public fight over what to do...

by Brian Young | on Dec 17, 2015

Keep Solidarity in Christmas

Nearly 5 weeks ago, workers in Wisconsin walked off their job at Kohler and began walking picket lines in the rain, sleet and snow, morning, noon and night.  Now it appears that their efforts...