Thank you for the 2018 Food Donations

Local 255 wants to thank everyone who donated food in 2018 for MUP. We had an overwhelming response and are very grateful. At this time we will not be taking any more donations.

We want to wish everyone a very blessed 2019!

In the group photo from left to right is LU 255 President John Robinsin, KML Council Representative ShaneTait, KML Council Representative Jon Young, Senator and KML Representative Troy Singleton, KML Council Representative Kurt Pechmann, Area Manager Bruce Garganio and representatives from Bread of Life Ministries.

2019 LU 255 Meeting Dates

LU 255 Carpenters Build Special Ramp for a 2 year old boy paralyzed in a car crash

Carpenters Build Special Ramp

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Teamwork makes the dream work!!! Apprentices helped load up another truck load of food donations at Local 255’s hall today. Again, we can’t thank the members enough for their generosity in giving back.

LU Food Drive for MUP’s

Thank you to all members to brought in toys

We want to send out a huge thank you to all the members who brought in a toy for our annual toys for tots drive Tuesday night at the Local’s December 11th meeting.  It’s always a good feeling to give back to the community and this is one way we are doing so.  We had over 500 members bring a toy for this wonderful cause.  Thanks guys!!!  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a safe and happy New Year.

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

NLRB Notice To Employers & Members

LU SIB Give Back to the Community

Congratulations to the new 2018 Champs!!!

Old Local 173 members won the New Castle County Sports Softball League Championship this year, first time playing in the League.

Senator Troy Singleton’s Back-to-School Supply Drive

Please consider donating school supplies for children in need in Burlington County!

Letter from Michael Capelli, VP UBCJA Eastern District

MAY 30, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The United Brotherhood is committed to keeping you updated on decisions and activities that impact our locals and regional councils around the United States. Therefore, I want to inform you that effective May 30, 2018, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (“Northeast Council”) has been dissolved and merged into the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council (“Keystone Council”), the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (“New England Council”), and the Eastern Millwright Regional Council (“Eastern Millwright Council”). Local unions formerly affiliated with the Northeast Council have been affiliated with one of the other councils. However, in very few cases, Keystone Council Locals and Northeast Council locals have been disbanded and merged into existing locals. Please refer to the schedule below for your new council and/or local.

The UBC’s mission is to create abundant work opportunities for our members and employers to achieve 70% market share. After a comprehensive analysis of shared markets in the Eastern District, it was concluded that the membership of the region would be best served by consolidating existing markets currently shared by multiple regional councils. This action will provide benefits to our members including a stronger alignment with existing construction markets and significantly improved contractor mobility and member portability.

Local Unions 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 158, 164, 167, and 491 shall be affiliated with the Keystone Council; and Local Unions 276, 277, 279, 290, and 291 shall be affiliated with the New England Council. Provided further that Local Union 443 shall be affiliated with the Eastern Millwright Council. The majority of locals have been reassigned to another council with the exception of Northeast Council Locals 179, 177, 173, and Keystone Council Local 443. Your new Council and / or affiliate is as follows:

  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 291 is now affiliated with the New England Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 290 is now affiliated with the New England Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 279 is now affiliated with the New England Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 277 is now affiliated with the New England Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 276 is now affiliated with the New England Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 255 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 254 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 253 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Mill Cabinet Local 252 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council; however, members that reside in New York State are now affiliated with the New England Council Local 51.
  • Northeast Carpenters Local 251 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council; however, members of Local Union 251 that reside in New York State will be transferred to a Local Union affiliated with the New England Council closest to their residence. All other members are now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Council Local 179 is dissolved and merged into Keystone Council Local 441. Local Union 441 shall be known as “Heavy Highway & Pile Drivers & Dock Builders Local Union 441”.
  • Northeast Carpenters Local 177 is dissolved and merged in Keystone Council Local 197
  • Northeast Carpenters Local 173 is dissolved and merged in Keystone Council Local 255
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 158 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 164 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Commercial Local 167 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Northeast Carpenters Trade Show Local 491 is now affiliated with the Keystone Council.
  • Members of Keystone Council Local Union 441 that are designated as “floorcovering” members, shall be transferred to Local Union 251.
  • Members of Keystone Council Local Union 441 that are designated as “mill-cabinet” members shall be transferred to Local Union 252.
  • Keystone Council Local 443 is now affiliated with the Eastern Millwright Council.
FOR NEW MEMBERS OF THE KEYSTONE + MOUNTAIN + LAKES REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS:

As a new member of the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, your Executive Secretary-Treasurer is Bill Waterkotte, whose office is ready to address any questions or inquiries you may have regarding this matter. The Council’s telephone number is (412) 922-6200. The website is http://kmlcarpenters.org. EST Waterkotte or his designee will reach out to you very quickly with information regarding policies and procedures for your new council and / or local.

FOR NEW MEMBERS OF THE NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS

As a new member of the New England Council, your Executive Secretary-Treasurer is Tom Flynn, whose office is ready to address any questions or inquiries you may have regarding this matter. The Council’s telephone number is (800) 275-6200. Their website is http://www.nercc.org. EST Flynn or his designee will reach out to you very quickly with information regarding policies and procedures for your new council and / or local.

FOR NEW MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN MILLWRIGHT REGIONAL OF CARPENTERS

As a new member of the Eastern Millwright Regional Council of Carpenters, your Executive Secretary-Treasurer is Bob Loubier, whose office is ready to address any questions or inquiries you may have regarding this matter. The Council’s telephone number is (617) 254-1655. Their website is http://www.easternmillwrights.com. EST Loubier or his designee will reach out to you very quickly with information regarding policies and procedures for your new council and / or local.

Progress is impossible without change. The adjustments we make today will put us in a stronger position tomorrow. The Regional Councils are working hard to limit the disruption that usually comes with change, so every precaution is being taken to make this consolidation as smooth as possible for everyone. I ask that you get informed and help your brothers and sisters make this transition a positive experience for all. Our commitment to you remains the same: to ensure openness, transparency, and accountability in council operations while representing the best interests of our membership.

Fraternally,
Michael Capelli
Vice-President, UBCJA Eastern District

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