News & Notes from Your Union
Volume 22 | June 4, 2019

THEN
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS JOIN THE UNION DURING SIGNING DAYS

The Council held several more Apprenticeship Signing Days in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin during May.

These Signing Days are part of a recruitment initiative to attract more young people to the Union. They are designed to complement the UBC's Career Connection curriculum taught by many schools and to celebrate students' decision to pursue a career in the trades.
MINNESOTA CRACKS DOWN ON WAGE THEFT

The Council is proud to have worked with legislators from both parties, the governor and other organizations to pass new wage theft legislation.
 
Under the new law in Minnesota, wage theft will be a felony crime as well as a civil crime. The law also increases penalties for repeat offenders and has protections for retaliation against employees who report wage theft. Lastly, the bill funds real enforcement of the law with 8-10 full time investigators.
 
Thank you to the workers, contractors and members who spoke up this year, leading to the passage of this legislation that will improve people's lives.
NOW
LOCAL OFFICER ELECTIONS BEGIN THIS MONTH

Local officer elections begin this month. Be sure to attend your next Local meeting and be involved in the process!
NEXT
BE SOCIAL

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STAY INFORMED!
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UPCOMING COUNCIL EVENTS

TWIN CITIES PRIDE PARADE: Minneapolis, MN, Sunday, June 23 - Contact Barb Pecks (651-341-4420) or email ncsrccmnsisters@gmail.com to find out how to participate in this parade.

CARPENTERS NORTH STAR WALLEYE CLASSIC: Tower, MN, Saturday, July 13 - Click here for more information and to register >

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING: Harshaw, WI, Saturday, September 7 - Click here for more information and to register >
If you have stories or local events to share, email us: info@ncsrcc.org 
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters 
877-426-3729 | 651-379-0200 | info@ncsrcc.org | northcountrycarpenter.org