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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates


COVID-19 Information and Updates...

In an effort to provide relevant COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak information, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters has prepared a member resource webpage containing Council, Local, State & Federal news and updates to keep you informed. As the COVID-19 situation changes, the EASRCC will continually update the information provided. 

Click Here For More Information >> EASRCC COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates 

2020 General Membership Meetings



2020 General Membership Meetings

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, meetings will now be held every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM


January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
April 21, 2020
May 19, 2020
June 16, 2020
July 21, 2020
August 18, 2020
September 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 15, 2020


* The Local Union #253 General Meetings are postponed until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.



Holiday Inn Newark Int’l Airport - North Hotel (formerly Ramada Plaza Hotel)
160-A Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114
(exit off highway routes 1 & 9 or NJ Turnpike-exit 14)


ALL Apprentices and Shop Stewards in attendance are required to sign in.

Membership dues are NO LONGER accepted at member meetings.


Annual Union Holidays


New Year's Day

President's Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day


Volunteer Organizing Committee (VOC)

There are currently no VOC assignments available.

Please check back periodically for more information on upcoming VOC assignments.

Thank You!


Please check back periodically for more informaiton on upcoming UCAN assignments. 

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Political Education Committee (PEC)

There are currently no PEC assignments available.

Please check back periodically for more informaiton on upcoming PEC assignments.

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Area Standards

Currently there are no Area Standards Posted.

Please check back periodically for updates for Area Standards.

The CARPENTER Magazine

The CARPENTER magazine has gone all-digital!


The Carpenter, now known as Carpenter magazine, began in 1881 as a monthly publication produced by the UBC to inform all dues-paying members of newsworthy events within the union. While the frequency of the publication has slowly decreased over the years, UBC’s website continues to grow and has become an additional go-to source for member stories, news, and union information.

As always, the magazine includes coverage of UBC councils, programs, and members, but now we’ve added interactive links to more photos and video content! With an all-digital magazine, we use our resources well by saving on printing and postage costs. The UBC continues to publish the Carpenter once a year, making it one of the oldest continuously published magazines in North America.

To read the latest issue of the Carpenter, please follow this link to the UBC’s website - https://www.carpenters.org/resource-hub/carpenter-magazine/

The Carpenter magazine is automatically sent to all active members that have opted in to receive it. To ensure you continue to receive notice of future editions of the Carpenter, please be sure to provide us with a valid email address.

Regional Council Name Change - December 2019

Per Council EST William Sproule, effective immediately our new Council name has been approved and changed to the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters to better reflect the region we cover.  This is a change in name ONLY and business will continue as usual throughout the union for all members! 

Click HERE to read the official notice from EST W. Sproule

Scholarship Fund

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Scholarship Fund

Education is what sets union carpenters apart from the rest. The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Scholarship Fund was created to help union families with paying for college education for their children. All high school seniors with parents or grandparents in Local 253 are welcome to apply. 

The eligibility requirements are minimal so we encourage all families to consider applying. See the link below to download the application form which includes the rules and eligibility requirements, awarding criteria, and other important information.

Click here for more information > www.eascarpenters.org/scholarship

Get In The Loop - Join UBC Mobile Messaging

Get news and information about the UBC delivered straight to your mobile phone. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ texting program enables members to stay in the loop when news about our Union is available. See the UBC's website for more details at www.carpenter.org

Holiday Gift Giveaway

If you missed the holiday gift giveaway on December 19, 2020; we will be doing another hand out soon.

Please check back periodically for updates on an additional hand out date.

Northeast Carpenters Apprentice Training Fund

The Northeast Carpenters Apprentice Training Fund will be opening their Information Session portal by the end of January 2021.

Please check back regularly for more information on joining the Apprenticeship Program.