East Washington, Idaho, Montanaand Wyoming will strengthen the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ largest regional council across the border

LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) added East Washington, Idaho, Montanaand Wyoming to the Council. This brings the SWRCC to ten states in total and will move the SWRCC from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Council membership now stands at over 63,000.

Due to expansion, four new locals have been added to the Southwest Carpenters’ Fellowship: Local 59 at Spokane, WAlocal 635 in Meridian, IDlocal 808 in Idaho Falls, IDand Local 82 in Great Falls, Montana. Five new training centers have also been added to the SWRCC: Spokane and Kennewick, WA, Meridian and Idaho FallsMT and Helen, MT.

“We are delighted to welcome the brother and sisters of East Washington, Idaho, Montanaand Wyoming to the Regional Council of Carpenters of the South-West”, declares Pete Rodriguez, Executive Secretary-Treasurer/CEO of SWRCC. “We have had great success securing strong jobs, wages and benefits in the Southwest. We will bring the same success to the Mountain States. There is a lot of work coming to the region due to the investment in infrastructure and the Jobs Act that will put a lot of unionized carpenters to work.”

The Southwest Regional Carpenters Council works with contractors, developers and elected leaders to raise the standard of construction and living for all workers. As an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, SWRCC is the largest council in the Brotherhood.

The SWRCC represents more than 63,000 union carpenters in ten states. The union is committed to improving safety and standards for all skilled carpenters and to defending the rights of workers, their families and their communities. The SWRCC is proud to be affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

SOURCE South West Regional Carpenters Council

Elna M. Lemons