Northeaset regional carpenters council established

HADDONFIELD – Two carpenters unions are joining forces.

Frank Spencer, vice president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, said in a release Thursday that the Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters (ESRCC) will merge into the New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters (NJRCC) to form the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC).

The new entity will have a total membership of 30,000 throughout New Jersey and New York state.

“The formation of the NRCC is an exciting opportunity for our union,” Spencer said in a release. “It will bring many benefits to our members, including more organizational efficiency, enhanced market share and an increase in the value of carpenter brand throughout both regions.”

An analysis by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America concluded that in order to increase market share and man-hour opportunities, there should also be a consolidation and/or re-chartering of local affiliates within each state. These new affiliates include:
·         Local 290 – Formerly ESRCC Local # 7

·         Local 279 – Formerly ESRCC Local # 11 and 19

·         Local 291 – Formerly ESRCC Local # 370 and 1042

·         Local 277 – Formerly ESRCC Local # 281 and 747

·         Local 276 – Formerly ESRCC Local # 289, 85 and 66

·         Local 255 – Formerly NJRCC Locals # 121, 393, 542, 623, 1489, 1743, 2018 and 2250

·         Local 254 – Formerly NJRCC Locals # 31, 155, 455, 620, 781 and 1006

·         Local 253 – Formerly NJRCC Locals # 6, 15, 124 and 1342

·         Local 252 – Formerly ESRCC #42 and NJRCC Locals # 821 and 2098

·         Local 251 – Formerly NJRCC Locals # 29 and 2212

·         Due to their expanded council wide jurisdiction, current NJRCC Local Unions #178 and #39 will remain intact, with their jurisdiction expanding into the former ESRCC region.
 

The NRCC will only contain members in the New Jersey and New York state regions and not affect the New York City District Council of Carpenters, which covers the 5 boroughs of New York City.

The new Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters headquarters will be at 91 Fieldcrest Avenue, Raritan Plaza II, Floor 2, Edison, NJ, 08818.

Northeaset regional carpenters council established