Labour Day 2020

In 1881, Peter J. McGuire helped found the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. In 1882, he proposed the idea of Labour Day to become a national holiday. Peter J. McGuire is now known as the founder of Labour Day. 


This Labour day, we want to remember our past and continue to build our future. We are stronger in numbers and we would like to thank all our membership for their continued strength and dedication. We would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Labour Day weekend. 

Local 579 Election of Delegates to the 42nd General Convention

The Election of the Local 579 Delegates for the General Convention will take place Monday, August 17th 2020.

Voting will be open from 8:30am-8:30pm and will take place at 89 McNamara Drive, Paradise (The Paradise Office).

The Nominees are:

BARNES, Neil

BEMISTER, Jeff

BYRD, Norman

FAULKNER, Paul

FORD, Tim

HEDLUND, William

HURLEY, Act

MULROONEY, Neil

MURPHY, Donna

PELLEY, Paul

ROWE, Noel

WALSH, Rod

WILLIAMS, Michael

THE UBC TURNS 139!

On August 12th, 1881, Peter J. McGuire organized a convention in Chicago for 36 carpenters from 11 different cities. And with that, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters was born.

From 1881 to 2020, our union has accomplished so much. We’ve weathered many storms, but always come out stronger. As we continue to mentor and educate the newest generation of union carpenters, we always uphold the UBC’s legacy of hard work, top-notch training, and strong leadership.

📣 Trades and Technology Scholarships for Women

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2020 TRADES & TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

DETAILS
This year, six (6) non-renewable $1500 scholarships will be available for female students enrolling in one of the following programs to commence in September 2020:TradesWelderCarpenterMachinistPowerline TechnicianHeavy Duty Equipment TechnicianConstruction/Industrial TechnicianIndustrial Mechanic (Millwright)TechnologyCivil Engineering TechnologyElectrical Engineering TechnologyElectronics Systems Engineering TechnologyPower Engineering TechnologyInstrumentation & Controls EngineeringMechanical Engineering TechnologyChemical Control Engineering TechnologyIf you are not accepted for one of the programs listed above, you will not be eligible for a scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY
Recipients are selected on the basis of acceptance into a program of study at a recognized post-secondary institution of choice.Applicants must be entering their first year in one of the programs listed above.Applicants must be permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.Applicants must demonstrate skills relating to teamwork, communication, leadership, dignity and respect.Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an unbiased application and selection process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Submit a WRDC Trades & Technology Scholarship application form along with the following:         
– ResumeWritten essay (max 500 words) or video essay (max 4 minutes)
– telling us why you deserve a scholarship
– Reference letters (2 max)

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)
Scholarship Committee
cfrench@wrdc.ca

The deadline for submission of applications is August 17, 2020. 
Download Application