The Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council is actively involved in politics on the federal, state and local levels, and we help our individual members to speak in a strong, unified voice. We practice a non-partisan effort to support candidates who champion the goals of working people, promote needed infrastructure investments, and support fair trade.
Members are encouraged to attend government meetings and public hearings where issues affecting them are discussed and to reach out directly to the officials they helped elect.
Did you know that in the last couple of years, the SECRC political program has become a growing presence in our state legislatures? Please read this letter that EST Tom Jenkins sent to all members regarding a simple act that you can do to help us continue to grow our political influence.
SECRC Lobby Days 2020
2019 Tax Fraud Days of Action Campaign
Atlanta City Council Retreat - Carpenters in Action
Construction Wage Theft
Union alleging undocumented worker exploitation in Nashville
Construction workers being exploited in Nashville
GA House Bill 389 is the Carpenters misclassification bill to level the playing field for our contractors which keeps Carpenters working. It’s late in the 4th quarter and we’re in the RED ZONE ready to score. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BRING IT HOME! The GA Senate will vote on HB 389 Friday, APRIL 1, or Monday, APRIL 4. Please click on the button and send a letter to YOUR GA Senator to support HB 389. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT. SEND NOW!
You can help us keep the momentum rolling with the Georgia House of Representatives, which just voted 162-6 in favor of House Bill 389. This bill addresses the harmful effects on our jobs and the local economy from misclassifying workers. Thank you notes go a long way in relationship-building. Please click the button and send a thank you message to your state Representative for supporting HB 389.