May 18, 1952- March 28, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Eric Franklin. Throughout his life Eric lived as an activist for various causes, of which worker struggles and labor were a major focus. Eric joined Carpenters Local 1144 in April of 1993 and has been an advocate for Carpenters rights ever since. Working his way up through the Union as an organizer, Director of Organizing, and most recently Communications Director, Eric was a leader and mentor to many. The lives that he touched extended past just those he worked with, but those he worked for such as the thousands of unrepresented Carpenters who he may not have known personally, but worked tirelessly to make their lives better, and the thousands within the Brotherhood who benefited from the work he did for the Union. Eric will be greatly missed by so many people. Please keep his wife BJ, and his family in your thoughts.