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of officers and delegates as of July 2019.
We hold our
at the VFW Post
#4308, 130 East Grand
Ave, Lake Villa, Illinois 60046, on the second Monday of
the month at 7:00 PM. The VFW post is located in
front of the Metra station parking lot. Besides the VFW parking
lot, convenient free parking is also available
in the Metra
lot at that hour.
- T-SHIRTS are now
for sale at the office or at
the meetings for only $10.00. See larger picture below.
Safety-Trained Supervisors Needed! See notice below
Bitto retired on July 1 after many years of service to our
He joined the Libertyville Local in 1979, and worked
an officer since 1993. Joel Pogose took over as interim
until we hold elections.
CRCC Resources: Visit
the CRCC website to sign up, or text "WORKING4U" to 22828 and
enter your email, to get updates about the great new benefits
improvements being made.
- The UBC has an online store. Find apparel, outerware, jewelry, and accessories
- Have you signed up for the career-building
Program, held in Las Vegas, that develops leadership,
coaching, and communication skills for journeymen? There are openings
this fall. See short video here
- Local 250 has issued a coin commemorating
125 years of
existance. You can get one at the meeting.
You may come
in to the office to
pay your dues, and Linda would
love to see you. Or you can mail them in, or
our meetings if that is more convenient for you.
to the large number of members who attended our October
next meeting will
be held on November 11
7:00 PM at the VFW post in Lake Villa. Bring your co-workers who are
members. Members of other locals who are in good standing are
also welcome. Our meetings now provide the opportunity for even more
networking in our larger jurisdiction, with over 2000 members.
Handbilling and Bannering
campaign are starting up,
right in Lake and McHenry Counties.
Want to join us? We are no longer doing the dues-credit compensation,
but paying an hourly wage. Please
you are interested, and help us win back the work!
- Speaking of picketing, will Scabby the Rat be
outlawed by Trump's anti-labor NLRB? See the August articles
from the Sun-Times here
and from the Tribune here
work situation is still strong although we have some
members out of work at present. 2019 is a good year. We are still
back more former members. New
projects are starting up. Contractors
plans for millions of square feet of building area.
with job openings right
Lake and McHenry Counties. Hospitals and libraries are adding on and
improvements. School projects are ongoing. There
is also continuing improvement in the residential area.
- Thinking of taking a skill advancement class
at the Training Center? Be prepared; these classes are becoming more
important for establishing your qualification for critical jobs in
various specialties of the trade. Hardware, hospital, or scaffolding
certifications are absolutely required in some situations. Check for new classes being offered. The
schedules are now online here
always easier to renew
your expiring card than
to be recertified.
in other states: If you are
working elsewhere, you
should make adequate preparations. Always
complete the reciprocity
forms before going out of state to work.
that in order to qualify
during September-October-November, you must
earned during the second quarter, or
in the past 12
Visit the Carpenters Benefit Funds
a full explanation.
- If you see fly-by-night
working on jobs where they don't belong, let the BA know. We can't let
them steal our work, and we are succeeding in taking it back.
NEW T SHIRTS!
the latest information on these four scholarship opportunities for your college-age dependents, please
call the office.
Kenney / George Vest Jr. Scholarship provides
financial support to college-bound children of members of local unions
affiliated with the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. Local
250 had a winner in 2018, two winners in 2017, and one in
application period for the $1,000
scholarships begins in April and ends on July 1.
Expands Scholarship Program.
Board of Directors expanded its scholarship program this year. They now
offer three ($2,000/year)
scholarship awards and two 2-year awards
($1,000) to high school seniors planning to
college; and (2)
two-year continuing education awards ($1,000/year) to union members or
contractor employees. The
deadline is in February. For
more information visit the CISCO website - www.cisco.org
call CISCO at 630-472-9411.
Scholarship - Each year, the Chicago
Federation of Labor awards 10 scholarships to high school seniors,
valued at $2,000 each, to five winners of the Academic Competition and
five winners of the Random Drawing. The funds may be used at
any accredited college or university in the United States. Applications
the William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship close in
The Union Plus Scholarship Program
- Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded
more than $4 million to students of working families who want to begin
or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,700 families have
benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus
Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education
Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the
Plus Credit Card. (You
do not need to be a Union
Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)
The Scholarship application period opens in mid-June, and
announced on May 31 of the following year.
can watch 12
OSHA Videos online to Protect Workers from Construction Hazards
to Last Season 6 starts in May 2019 on ABC Television
is a TV series that details
what goes into a professional quality construction project.
Episodes of Built to
Last Online -
Now you can watch all of the episodes of
seasons one, two,
three, four, and five on
the Built to Last website. Season
from the conceptual design to the final eco-friendly landscaping.
viewers can see what it takes to build a quality green home.
third season of Built to Last showcases the newest
building practices that use energy-efficient
methods and materials in residential and commercial
construction. Our host, architect Bruce
industry experts to discuss and often demonstrate a specific
technology, technique or trend relating to the topic at hand. All past
episodes are now
online. Season 5, the
2018 season, is now
airing online on ABC and on Youtube.
Sisters (Video) - Learn
more about the Sisters in the Brotherhood.
Construction Is Now a Core UBC Curriculum
- All members are encouraged to read
News for Union Carpenters
email alerts. Send an email
to Gene Tenner or call 312-787-0588 to subscribe.
have missed an issue of The
magazine, but it's always online at https://www.carpenters.org
Now construction unions are facing a new threat!
Please help us fight IRAPs:
The Construction Safety
Council website has safety posters and information.
Center for Construction Research and Training has hazard alert cards
that you can download or order for posting on jobsites. They have
concise information on aerial lifts, CO poisoning, nailgun
safety, heat exposure, fall protection, confined spaces, and many other
topics for construction workers, in English or Spanish. The
Construction Safety Council
is the gateway for
information for our members. Pension, insurance, and benefits
registration, political action, organizing, and safety programs.
Out More About Benefits
of the Chicago
Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare and Pension Funds.
website will answer most questions about our Union benefits for
active, and retiree members.
Or go directly to any of these areas:
News and Announcements,
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse,
Vision Plan, Dental Plan,
Prescription Drug Plan,
Comprehensive Medical Benefits,
Disability Coverage and
lose your insurance coverage: An
important thing to remember about Continuation
Coverage is that if
you lose your regular Carpenters health plan coverage due to
hours, you are eligible to continue the same coverage you had while
working, or select alternative coverage with reduced benefits. If you
continuation coverage but your spouse's employer offers insurance, the
law gives you the right within 30 days to get covered through special
at any time of the year without waiting for the open enrollment period.
Training Center website
Get on the
email list to be notified of new classes starting, at email@example.com
Regional Council of Carpenters is also on Facebook
United Brotherhood of
read the article 5
Reasons Why We Love Labor Unions and Need Them More Than Ever
The AFL-CIO is
a federation of 55 distinct unions. https://aflcio.org/
has many resources. They strive to build and support the rights of
working people and fight to vanquish social and economic injustice for
members and non-members alike.
are affiliated with The
Lake County Building
Trades Council. Visit their website at http://www.lakecountybuildingtrades.com/
Chicago Federation of
the central labor body for more than 300 Chicago-area unions
affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The membership of the
Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial
exceeds 500,000. The main
objective of the CFL is to stand up for working men and women by
supporting organizing efforts to ensure that workers' rights are upheld
both on the job and in the courts.
to Work"? The same forces that are giving tax breaks to
and planning to reduce Social Security and Medicare benefits, are
to Work a nation-wide policy, overriding states' rights to make their
own labor decisions. What would this mean? See Right
to Work Hurts Workers
to Hardhats is a national program
connects retired and transitioning active-duty military
service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities
in the construction industry.
County gateway for the Affordable Care
Act http://health.lakecountyil.gov/Primary/Pages/AffordableCareAct.aspx How,
when, and where to apply locally for health care insurance under
the Federal plan.
real-time traffic congestion maps, road construction
status, and travel times. The County
now has a smartphone app
for traffic conditions and other county business. You can also
listen to a
updates on road closures on
AM 1620 radio.
isn't all bad. Click
here for some benefits
available to Illinois residents of a certain age.
For those lacking other insurance,
health care coverage is available
under the Affordable Care Act. But there are severe restrictions this
year. Although the Open
health care insurance
under the ACA ended on Dec 15,2017, a month and a half before
still a Special
Enrollment Period available at any time of the
year, if you or your dependent loses
existing coverage. For example, letís say
retire and your daughter loses the coverage you had. Or a marriage, a
birth, a move, or other Qualifying
changes your circumstances. In those cases, you can still get coverage
within 60 days of the
event. Go to https://www.healthcare.gov/
and the website have been vastly inproved and streamlined. And
remember that if you
kind of insurance at all, including Medicare,you are entitled
a free annual wellness checkup/preventive screening.
your Illinois State
your County Board
Representative. If you live in Lake
find your house on this map and the information
Compensation laws have been
weakened in 33 states
We have new guidebooks that explain your rights. Get experienced
counsel in case of injury. See http://cisco.org/workers-comp/
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and mesothelioma are diseases that are more common among
workers than among the general public. Asbestos was formerly used
widely in building and insulating material, and it can still be found
in older buildings. Some of our workers have been exposed to this
carcinogenic material in the past. Besides needing specialized medical
treatment, victims may need the services of a law
firm that specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation such as https://www.vogelzanglaw.com/
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States law supports collective
bargaining. Unions are the backbone of the
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set the standard for the pay and working conditions of all
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