The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters have rejoined the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council. This move reunites the building trades, which will help with different initiatives, including political advocacy.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

[William Sproule, of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council, says that the move is] about “adding to the collective strength of the trades,” especially when it comes to political organizing and diverse hiring. “It’s a good time to have unity.”

As one of the largest building trade unions in the region, the Carpenters’ move is a boon for the council. It means more money, and power, for the building trade coalition.

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 41,000 members across six states and Washington, D.C. In Philadelphia, it has about 4,500 members, including retirees.

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