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Lake Placid Rink
In the world of winter sports, few venues are more storied than the Lake Placid Olympic Center, in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Many legends focus around the Center’s two stints hosting the Winter Olympic Games: the third-ever games, in 1932, and the U.S. underdog hockey triumph over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Games’ 
Washington, DC— The United Brotherhood of Carpenters released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address last night: “President Biden’s agenda reflects the needs of hard-working Americans – lowering prescription drug costs, investing in American manufacturing, and increasing wages for working families,” said Douglas J. McCarron, General President of the 
If you are a UBC contractor who works in floorcovering, you probably know John McGrath’s name. Since 1997, McGrath has been instrumental in building the union’s INSTALL program, which was created to unite floorcovering members with contractors and manufacturers to establish and maintain the industry’s highest specification standards and provide the best-trained installers in North 
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For a group of UBC members in New Jersey, an unusual project imparts special meaning to the words, “I built that.” These members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC), Local 251 and Local 255, are at work at a history-making jobsite, the Battleship New Jersey, as part of a massive deck 
Washington, DC— The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) announced today its support of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule on determining employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule rescinds and replaces the 2021 rule that the USDOL rushed to 
Washington, DC—The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (“UBC”) supports the Department of Labor’s recent repeal of the Trump-era rule on Industry- Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPS). “DOL-recognized apprenticeship programs in the building trades are one of our country’s most successful paths into fulfilling, middle-class careers. And the success of established apprenticeship programs is