News & Notes from Your Union
Volume 20 | April 2, 2019

TODAY
WISCONSIN MEMBERS: MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD TODAY!

Wisconsin members have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box in today's (April 2) Spring Election. Polls are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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MEMBERS IN WISCONSIN AND IOWA MEET WITH THEIR LEGISLATORS

Members in Wisconsin and Iowa took part in their annual Legislative conferences in March. Members gathered in Madison March 20 and in Des Moines March 27 to meet with their legislators and learn more about issues and legislation directly impacting Union members.
LOCAL 322 MEMBER RECOGNIZED FOR LEADERSHIP IN INDUSTRY
Katie LaPlant, member of Carpenters Local 322, was named Journeyworker of the Year by the Minnesota Building Trades at its annual Women Building Success awards March 6. This award recognizes women who are leaders and advocates for women in the trades.

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WELCOME TO NEW INDUSTRIAL LOCALS!

On March 25, NCSRCC welcomed 10 new Industrial Locals in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are excited to welcome these approximately 1,600 Brothers and Sisters to our Council. You can learn more about the change and the Locals, including where they are located, below.
STAND UP TO TAX FRAUD APRIL 15

Tax fraud is a real problem in the construction industry and costs taxpayers up to $2.6 billion a year. By paying workers off the books or misclassifying them as independent contractors, corrupt contractors cheat the system and steal jobs from tax-paying businesses and their employees. Learn more about the problem >

DO YOUR PART!
W e are planning events and announcements around our Council to raise awareness of tax fraud and to encourage people to take action to prevent tax fraud.  We need your help to get the word out that we must do something about it in our communities.  Contact your Local to find out what's happening in your area and how you can get involved on April 15 and in the future!
EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT TAX FRAUD WITH THESE SHORT VIDEOS

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COUNCIL ORGANIZES SIGNING DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

The Council will host a week of signing days with high school students around the Council's six-state area April 22-26. These events will celebrate students who are graduating from high school with a job offer from a signatory contractor and a plan to join our apprenticeship program. Similar to university or military signing days, friends and family will be invited to participate and celebrate with the students.

Contact James Anderson (262-787-8572) or Nick Wille (651-341-4428) to find out what's happening in your area or if you know a student who might qualify.
UPCOMING COUNCIL EVENTS

MEMBER BENEFIT CONFERENCE: La Crosse, WI, Saturday, April 13 - Learn more >

MN UNITED HOME OPENER VIEWING PARTY: Saint Paul, MN, Saturday, April 13 - Learn more >

CINCO DE MAYO PARADES: Saint Paul, MN, and Omaha, NE, Saturday, May 4. To participate, contact Jorge Duran at 402-699-2371 in the Twin Cities area or Juan Alvarado at 402-203-0943 in the Omaha area. The Saint Paul parade is at 9:30 a.m. and the Omaha parade is at 10:00 a.m. Line up locations for both are TBD.
If you have stories or local events to share, email us: info@ncsrcc.org 
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters 
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