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Building & Serving

Carpenters Local 253 generously donates both services and volunteer time to a wide variety of community organizations and causes. By setting an example through charitable giving. Community events and outreach news will be posted on this page from time to time, please check back with us at this news and event page.

EASRCC Veteran Affairs Program

For members having served in our military. Learn more about our Veteran Affairs Program by reaching out to:

Joanie Teeple (USN)
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
North Central NJ Team Room
Veteran Affairs program (VAP)
91 Fieldcrest Ave. Suite A22
Edison, New Jersey 08837


(732) 417-1978 (Office)

(732) 710-6456 (Cell)

If you decide to sign up you'll be asked to give your Local #, name, contact phone number, email address and shirt size. Follow the links provided for more information.   https://ehttps://eascarpenters.org/veteran-affairs-program/ascarpenters.org/veteran-affairs-program/         https://www.carpenters.org/veterans/

Carpenters Who Care

Carpenters Who Care is a program where carpenters help carpenters who are suffering from addiction. The group was started in 2017 by members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters who came together to talk about the number of carpenters who have been dying due to the disease of addiction.

Local 253 members contact Randy Condi


Learn More Here

New Jersey Devils Tickets

New Jersey Devils is offering discounted tickets to any 253 member intersted in attending their home games this season. If interested follow the link  https://fevo.me/local253 or scan the QR code in the flyer to purchase tickets.

NY Jets Partnership

Local 253 has partnered with the NY Jets to offer discounted tickets to Jets home games for its members, friends and family


Games Available


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 

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.

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