September 2020

GRIT NEWSLETTER

Union Carpenter cuts wood for project in Great Falls, MT

FEATURE STORIES

Experiencing Loss on the Job Turns to Advocacy
When your career begins with doubt, sexism, and a life lost, how do you recover? 
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Innovation in Pre-Apprenticeship
Trade-specific pre-apprenticeship programs brings Northwest Carpenters Union, Northwest Carpenters Institute, and contractors together to achieve a common goal: opening the doors of apprenticeship to under-served communities.
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Upper Tanana Health Center
Two hundred miles southeast of Fairbanks, AK is the small city of Tok. The Tanana Chiefs Conference, a confederation of 42 tribes, are building a medical center that will bring wellness services to the indigenous people in this vast region of the Alaska wilderness.
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The 2020 Holiday Toy Drive is coming up! 
Keep an eye out for more updates in October on how you can participate in this year’s Toy Drive and bring joy to working families this holiday season.

LABOR LINKS

How the American Worker Got Fleeced
A look into how employers have held down wages, cut benefits, and stomped on employees’ rights and how COVID-19 may change the workplace as we know it.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE

The 19th Amendment Didn’t Give Women the Right to Vote
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, learn more about the political environment of the time, and how efforts to make voting a reality for all women was not always the goal. 
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Labor Film Watchlist
Looking for some good content to watch? We have added to our list of free to stream labor films.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST

Ready to read more Carpenter Grit? Click here for previous issues.


Did You Know?

Carpenters skills and training go beyond the job site.

The Journeyman Leadership Program is a three day program geared towards developing the strong qualities of members on the job and in their lives – leadership, communication, mentoring and collective action. Members learn where the UBC came from and where its headed, and, importantly, how to lead it. Learn More

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