Carpenters union’s free workshops a hit with kids

Jim Hendricks clapped his hand five times, and the room bustling with more than 30 busy children Saturday morning fell silent. Everyone turned to face Hendricks, a business representative for the Carpenters union, awaiting his instructions. Holding up two pre-cut pieces of wood, Hendricks demonstrated the method for fashioning them into the sides of a […]

Carpenters pile on TruStone for undermining area labor standards in Burnsville

  Already embroiled in a dispute with its own employees’ union, TruStone Financial got an earful today from local Carpenters, who called out the credit union for working with a contractor that does not meet area standards for wages and benefits. Members of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters erected a banner reading […]

Carpenters plan hiring fair, open house April 8

Interested in a career in the construction industry? The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters will host a contractor hiring fair and open house April 8 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the union’s headquarters and training center in St. Paul. The free, public event will feature contractors looking to hire new construction workers, […]

Carpenters plan vintage car show to restock food shelf

Muscle-car enthusiasts and family-fun seekers alike will want to mark Saturday, Aug. 10, on their calendars. That’s when local Carpenters unions, for the second consecutive year, will host a vintage car show to benefit their food shelf. Hot-rods owners will compete for 10 best-in-show trophies, and the first 40 vintage cars to arrive at the […]