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UCAN Opportunity - Lit Drop

Assemblyman Tom Mastrangleo

Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 9am

10 Dalewood Rd, West Caldwell NJ

RSVP to Gino Zilocchi 732-336-1379



There will be a virtual VOC meeting on April 26, 2021 at 4:30 PM

For further information please contact the VOC Chairman Kevin Goodsir at 973-769-5632 in order to receive access information and password for the zoom meeting.

Help build a Strong Union and Volunteer!


Upcoming SIB Event


Greetings and thank you for your continued support with the Sisters in the Brotherhood. Layla Bibi and I have accepted the position to Co-Chair the Committee moving forward, following Susan Schultz's retirement. We held our first meeting of the year in late January, virtually. We are now planning another virtual event on April 8th at 6pm for our second quarterly meeting of 2021. With that being said, we could use your help in reaching out to Sisters in your local to spread the word. We will have a special guest speaker that we intend to support in the Virginia Governor's race, Jennifer Caroll Foy. We believe Jennifer is just the kind of candidate the Sisters can get behind and support. We intend to host her at our meeting that evening and sponsor a phone banking effort immediately following, council wide. There will be a text sign up that will go out soon, so be on the lookout. We encourage all to sign up early so that we can get a good head count. I have attached a link below so that you can read up on this trailblazing candidate. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Cyndie Williams

Council Representative

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

91 Fieldcrest Ave., Suite A22

Edison, NJ 08837


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.

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.

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

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 

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

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

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.

Annual Union Holidays


New Year's Day

President's Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day


2021 General Membership Meetings



2021 General Membership Meetings

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


January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
June 15, 2021
July 20, 2021
August 17, 2021
September 21, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 21, 2021


* The Local Union #253 "In Person" 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.


Area Standards

Currently there are no Area Standards Posted.

Please check back periodically for updates for Area Standards.

Political Education Committee (PEC)

There are currently no PEC assignments available.

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

Thank You!


UCAN Opportunity - Lit Drop

Assemblyman Tom Mastrangleo

Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 9am

10 Dalewood Rd, West Caldwell NJ

RSVP to Gino Zilocchi 732-336-1379


Volunteer Organizing Committee (VOC)

There will be a virtual VOC meeting on April 26, 2021 at 4:30pm.

For further information please contact VOC Chairman Kevin Goodsir at (973) 769-5632.