May 2020

GRIT /grit/ courage and resolve; strength of character.

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Update from EST Evelyn Shapiro
Making decisions for the health of our Union.


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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Navigating change during a pandemic can be extra stressful. While checking in with your loved ones is great, be sure to take the time to care for your own mental health. Check out these stress-management resources from the Centers for Disease Control.


Help raise awareness with the NAMIWALKS virtual event on Saturday, May 30. #MentalHealthForAll #NotAlone

GET INVOLVED

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JOIN THE WASHINGTON MASK CHALLENGE

Help our communities stay safe while aiding fellow front line workers by making and donating to the #WAMaskChallenge. The Local with the most donations will get bragging rights as well as a catered lunch for their efforts. The deadline is June 30, 2020.

Need materials? Want to know more? We’ve got you!
Reach out to Pedro Espinoza at (206) 321.8267 or pespinoza@nwcarpenters.org

Read more about the Washington Mask Challenge on the Lt. Governor’s website

LABOR LINKS

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The Union Difference: A Tale of Two Plants

Teamsters jumped into action for workers at a potato plant in Pasco, WA. Meanwhile, a nonunion beef plant became a hot spot for COVID-19. This story shows how unions make a difference in workplace safety.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Labor Movie Watchlist

Looking for some good content to watch? Interesting in learning more about the history of labor? Check out this list of labor films that are available to stream for free.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST


Did You Know?

UBC started on job sites across the country.

Our founding president, Peter J. McGuire worked tirelessly on the job sites across the country with his fellow Carpenters to organize the union. In 1881, he organized a Chicago convention to form a union. Representatives from 11 cities joined him and they produced a constitution and structure. Learn More

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