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jmathis in Chicago, Illinois

48 months ago

i guess i should'nt complain, i lost my job of 16yrs. as a maintenance carpenter supervisor ( non union ).Pior to that i was a union carpenter. so the first thing i did when i lost my maintenance carpenter job was to get reinstated back into the carpenters union not knowing of the long unemployed list. so after 8mos. of waiting and praying for a union job to just show up i started asking alot of people if they knew of any jobs dealing with building maintenance and guess what i was lucky enough to get three bites in which i got a job as a building maintenance engineer. the job pays 24,000 less a year than the other job that i lost, but i know i can make it and now i can sleep better at night. i still pay my union dues hoping for things to get better. because deep inside me carpentry runs thru my veins...............

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marionbickham in Chicago, Illinois

47 months ago

Peter Knoerr in Tinley Park, Illinois said: I am a union carpenter with over 20 years experience and been out of work for 2 1/2 years. Really need a job now as funds getting really low for mortgage payment and have 6 year old.

mr knoerr
do you do odd jobs and how much do you charge can you do a free estimate and i live on the south side of chicago near hyde park thank you 5-24-11

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David in Wichita, Kansas

47 months ago

Gone Fishing in Forsyth, Georgia said: I have posted this before, but I will do it again. Fluor has some carpenter jobs posted for Afghanistan. It's good money and a 1 year contract, after that you can renew for another year or go home. Yea, living conditions aren't the greatest, but it's work. You are home every 91 days for 3 weeks.

Can you forward info to email dconst33@gmail.com on whom to contact concerning this job? Thanks

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Gone Fishing in Forsyth, Georgia

47 months ago

David in Wichita, Kansas said: Can you forward info to email dconst33@gmail.com on whom to contact concerning this job? Thanks

Apply online at their websites.

Fluor.com & dyn-intl.com

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gregzamora in Vallejo, California

47 months ago

i also work for mcclone.... well, i should say i worked for mcclone and unfortunately i can not find work . i also went through the apprenticeship program if you find any work let me know.

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rick in Victorville, California

47 months ago

I am a union carpenter-nailer looking for work in socal area,last job was sketchers distribution center in moreno valley oct-jan 2010-11.

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Tony Lorentz in Idaho Falls, Idaho

47 months ago

Things are dry in Idaho Falls also. I am being told to try Portland area. Don't know if it helps.

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Big D in Lancaster, California

46 months ago

RonB in Randallstown, Maryland said: Union 101 Baltimore is working.. alot out of work. but alot of new jobs starting up in Jan!! Stack Inc. is Hiring for Carps. But they wont be taken on till the 1st of the year stores start up jan 3rd or 4th. 2010. and Whiting and Turner is starting up in Jan also they are breaking ground on atleast 5 different buildings 2-5 year jobs. Keep you're Heads up Brothers and look for anything that anyone hands out.. the way i see it you have to take care of you're family befor you're pride.. I am looking everywhere I got Black Balled for Turning in a Drunk/Drug addicted Carp. that almost killed me in the truck and i have 2 young ones so i had to do what i had to do Brothers.he was Tied in with a High up Member in the Company. so they blacked balled me From Unemployment.. but i am doing everything i can to keep my kids with full belly's and warm things to wear... the Wife left because of these hard times so it's just a Single Father doing what he has to do for Carp. work..

GodBless Brothers

Hang in there Bro

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Ruby in Columbus, Montana

46 months ago

To 'metalstud' in Chicago's comment: It doesn't sound crazy. In 1899, all workers went on strike. All across the country, organized without internet! They stood in solidarity with each other, we are dog-eat-dog now, that doesn't help us. If all workers: food service workers, sec'ys, retail workers, trades persons, delivery/couriers, went on strike, things would change in a hurry. In 1899, it was about five very wealthy families who built their wealth, initially legitimately, but then they got greedy. They found if they exploited women and children and began to take away from their workers, they could get more profit. That's how wealth is being built now, exploit and take away from. It can only go on as long as workers allow. When we don't care what happens to the guy next to us, this prevails.

My husband is a journeyman (40 years) finish carpenter. He has MS and isn't supposed to work, but can't quit. I admire his courage and his uncomplaining spirit. I am thrilled to death that his labor provides furs for his boss's wife, and a private plane, while my husband has to rely on VA benefits for medical care and can't take a day off sick or otherwise, no pay. Oh, but they do buy dinner for their employees once a year. It is our responsibility. When we realize, collectively and in support of each other, that we can change it. Then, it will change. Not until. Greed attracts greed.

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don in Tacoma, Washington

46 months ago

bravo!!! thank you

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

46 months ago

It is absolutely not going to happen, break out your magic fairy wand and click your heels together.....NOT going to happen. The people working and making an undisturbed living are not going to risk anything.....just like everyone that walks by the Salvation Army guy ringing their bells......some yeah, most not. This economy and what people want are unsustainable as is most county budgets.

We lost a long time ago when NAFTA and all the big corporations took their labor searches outside of the USA to generate the greed you talk of, its a different world and not remotely like 1899 or whatever year you mentioned when Rockefeller and the others made the industry that created the unions.

Go on strike and everyone will ride by you just like they always have on a picket line, not a concern one......some temporary resolve, but nothing long lasting

Getting laid off is considered the vacation by the carpenters union here, but its tough to be in a mindset of vacation when you have 165 bucks after child support to feed yourself and pay bills.

So take to a strike and see how long everyone hangs in there when their houses are on the line and their family needs food. Like I said a while back, this is no UNION, its a who's your buddy and what's in it for me world we live in.

If my union gave a damn, my health insurance wouldn't be over 1000 dollars a month, they would try to address real issues, I get nothing but an occasional email telling welcome to the new union......NY&NJ merged, its better now.

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breal372002 in Ozark, Missouri

46 months ago

"Going with the flow" is what has gotten us in all of the trouble we are in now. We're told to "hang in there" while owners continue to exploit lower paid workers to perform the work that the skilled Union carpenters would have done. I agree whole-heartedly with machineguns and I also realize that the union solidarity( in it's pure form) is lost and must be re-gained but not without a cost. In my opinion, we must start over from bare bones with the few that are willing to go without many of the luxuries in life such as a home, new autos and, boats or even ample food for that matter.

I went out on a limb in 1993 while working for the largest GC in Cincinnati, OH. they wouldn't honor the contract and wanted the choice of using non- union subs to perform finish work, drywall and other sub work. I worked steady for the company for 17 yrs but I refused to stay with the contractor, even though they assured me my pay would be more and my pension would be with the company. Needless to say.... I was out of work for 6 months at the time with 1 call to install fixtures for 2 weeks at a local Kohls dept store. The local never provided me with any more work, so I moved and have been looking for work pretty much ever since. I am not saying I haven't worked. Just saying I had to work real hard just to find work. I'll never complain about having to find work, but this is how loyal my own local was to me. This is an example of the direction we have been headed in as a union for quite some time now. I knew what the repercussions might be, but I went with what I knew was right for US. We really are the Union, not the reps or the pencil pushers in the locals. Just like the government has convinced most of us that they are separate from the people. WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Let's ALL realize who we are and start back on the road to being proud to be the Union, not "in the Union".

Peace and goodwill to all of my brothers and sisters!
eedless to say

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kman in Hastings, New York

46 months ago

Last september I was number 79 on the out of work list by november I was 19 on the list now it july Im still number 19 local277 havent even gone off the list the way they should for a long time now they move everything to horseheads NY completely out of sight what do they think out off mine

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

46 months ago

For starters, they don't always go by numerical order. They will pull people based on their skills list (of which I have witness too often a lack of proficiency...done something once or twice is not a skill). Often the employer will call and go thru the names and use former workers, so the numbers game only applies for contractors that aren't savvy to who is on the list and just asks for "X" number of guys and that's that. There isn't that much work going on that I am aware of.....Putrelo has Potsdamn and outside of that, I know of nothing union around the north of Syracuse way. I just finished up with H&J in Canton, there is nothing new coming up that I am aware of..

Best of luck

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1st year apprentice in East Lansing, Michigan

46 months ago

no work in lansing mi.18 years as residental,hoping the union had somthing better, boy was i wrong,work a week get laid off 2 months,cant get my benifits,and strongly douting going through the apprentiship school,with not a solid contractor willing to hire me full time.everyones right you have no or blow someone and i dont care about either,if a brother talkes about you behind your back,well than i dont need another brother,ive got 4 of my own that do the same, only i dont have to pay them dues every month,over 1200$ a year,.

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1st year apprentice in East Lansing, Michigan

46 months ago

no work in lansing mi.18 years as residental,hoping the union had somthing better, boy was i wrong,work a week get laid off 2 months,cant get my benifits,and strongly douting going through the apprentiship school,with not a solid contractor willing to hire me full time.everyones right you have no or blow someone and i dont care about either,if a brother talkes about you behind your back,well than i dont need another brother,ive got 4 of my own that do the same, only i dont have to pay them dues every month,over 1200$ a year,.

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Navy seal in Los Angeles, California

45 months ago

I have been a union carpenter since I got out of SEALS I was working from Alaska to Los Angeles and there is nothing but if somebody knows anyone willing to hire a purple heart sailor I will bleed for you like I did my country ........

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kathy in Palmdale, California

45 months ago

Navy seal in Los Angeles, California said: I have been a union carpenter since I got out of SEALS I was working from Alaska to Los Angeles and there is nothing but if somebody knows anyone willing to hire a purple heart sailor I will bleed for you like I did my country ........

I cannot say that I get a fuzzy feeling from your post. Honestly, I will tell you that I do not feel that you get a leg up on carpenters who worked their trade for decades just because you enlisted in the military. Frankly, I have had quite enough of that crap. Let's talk honestly: most entered the military cuz they could not get into college and there were no jobs. So, while carpenters/tradesmen here hung on by their bare teeth, lost their homes, got their cars re-po'd, became divorced, forfeited the kids' college, the military folk still got a paycheck & all the medical they wanted, plus housing. Granted, some were killed, some maimed. I well understand that, but it was a risk they assumed knowingly. Veteran status is a new form of discrimination unemployed tradespeople are experiencing. And, "bleeding" for a bloodsucking employer is quite melodramatic; almost pathetic. Any guy on this board will tell you they will give a fair day's work for a day's pay & be professional on the job. Bleeding for an employer? Oh, please............

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Chris in North Hollywood, California

45 months ago

Navy seal in Los Angeles, California said: I have been a union carpenter since I got out of SEALS I was working from Alaska to Los Angeles and there is nothing but if somebody knows anyone willing to hire a purple heart sailor I will bleed for you like I did my country ........

I cant believe what Kathy just said... Kathy you should be ashamed of yourself. I would be HONORED to hire someone who has served their country. Kathy do you realize its easier to be a Harvard Graduate than a Navy Seal right? Being a Navy Seal, or serving in the military and sacrificing your life for your country deserves a job JUST AS MUCH IF NOT MORE than a alcoholic carpenter that speaks half English, but yet has 10 years experience. I would take the work ethic of a Navy Seal as apprentice level one ANY DAY OF THE WEEK over a Journeymen carpenter. Kathy should be ashamed of herself, she is the spitting image of veteran discrimination. Having a Navy Seal represent your company would be a unbelievable honor in my opinion.

If work was better we would SO hire you. Most of our work is Military, VA, Government and Aerospace. Not sure if you do acoustical work though...

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

45 months ago

Give us all a break........anyone that tries to take the lead with their claim to former military service is just trying to step ahead of someone else that may be just as much if not more capable......bottom line, if he was the go getter that a typical navy seal is, former or current, he wouldn't be a construction worker waiting on a job, he would be in leadership role.......it speaks volumes that in itself alone. Not trying to debate, but I think something is not altogether on the up and up with that claim. I was in special boat unit out of Little creek, but a reservist.......we worked with seals....so do I get extra credit? Hell no, I shouldn't......my past outside of what I do for a living has nothing to do with why I should get a job. No shirt tail riding, oh, I had lunch with the boss, maybe I should get the job now right?

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kjharis in Scottsdale, Arizona

45 months ago

Crowbar53they in Lansing, Michigan said: Kathy from Illinois... E - Verify won't work intil they figure out a better system. It's sad but true cus' the illegals have figured out how to get the card forged only costs $300.00...sometimes they'll even throw in a fake S.S. card for a $100.00 more.

Employers don't check unless its on a gov'm job where they are forced too. Would rather chance it and not get caught,or if they do, just pay the fine. But ya' the union supports it too cause it boosts the members #'s.... more money for them. Love the Union but
they don't care about you.

Can we get of the non-sense of racism and politics and get back to the more crucial matter at hand that we can attend to in the present .. Like where is all the work at??? im a journeyman carpenter from local 408 and its sad to say that when i went to my union meeting last month it was talk of politics and no talk of work. I want to work. Where are the priorities at people..??

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kathy in Palmdale, California

45 months ago

It is precisely BECAUSE OF THE POLITICS THAT THERE IS NO WORK! Geez, you need to educate yourself about what is going on in this country rather than just wait for your elusive phone call to show up & regain your job! Think about this: each & every one of these topics, all political, affect your ability to work: 1. illegal aliens; 2. union-busting; 3. Right-to-Work Cheaply states; 4. Offshoring jobs; 5. Mortgage rates & banking; 6. HUD policies; 7. Credit bureau fair practices; 8. the National Debt; etc., etc.
These affect who can buy houses, who builds them. It dictates if anyone can purchase housing or afford to erect a building. It determines where a company, building, or development will be located. On & On & on........In short, it is ALL politics. You can't just sit on your fanny while others work out the politics. You can't complain if you did nothing while the "sausage" is being made, so to speak...

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smokin nuggets in somewhere, Indiana

45 months ago

If you need work you can find work, plain and simple, how low you willing to go?? That's the question. The job you find may not pay what your used to getting paid, but your getting paid. I've noticed a lot of people that have posted no work have 10+ years of experience, which is same with the union members where I'm from that are unemployed. With that many years under your belt and to not have insured yourself a spot when there's work is sketchy to me. I understand a couple weeks here or there but 6+ months is crazy you are either unable to get along with your co-workers, your not worth what your paid, or your just no good. I know there are exceptions to this, but 9 times out of 10 this is the case. I've been in the carpenter's union for 10 years and have had steady work the whole time, but I actually work. I can't tell you how many times in the past 2 years I have worked with people who claim they have 10-30 years experience that aren't good workers and they didn't last. Fact of the matter is, if you make your company more money with your production than the people you work with, they will keep you busy. A company isn't going to work a journeyman that gets as much done as a second year apprentice, regardless your experience. If you want easy money.....sell weed

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

45 months ago

Smokin' nuggets...seems as though you have it all figured out..

Well slick, I have worked over 20 years without a single day of being laid off and that was non-union. I'm new to the union and I have been laid off for literally 5 months per year average for the 4+ years I've been in it. It has nothing to do with my abilities, it has to do with a lack of work I have available through the union. Union workers are no harder working than non union, I can attest that as I have been outperforming both for many years although that is subject to debate I suppose, everyone tends to think they work harder.

The bottom line is this, exception to the rule or not.......if there are only 100 jobs and there are 200 people to fill them, some have got to sit on the back burner until something changes. There will always be someone laid off for a host of reasons, not all of which include lack of trying or work ethic. I have seen too many hard workers in this union that get laid off to keep the regular employee's employed and it includes a group of people that are dope users. This is a pathetic fact of life that its not always what you do, its who you know. Your theory of work harder is bullpooh and you're just in a great spot just as I was before moving here and getting involved in a messy divorce that doesn't allow me to move south to a "right to work" state ....yeah, I would still be employed and have a job, but I chose this place, this union and a cheating wife. My work ethic remains as it was, A+. That doesn't always gain your security when there are other variables.........buddies of bosses, regulars with an established working history of a particular company. You are very fortunate to be where you are. Its unfair for you to kick others when they are down......One day you will be there and understand. I'd change your name...lol

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kjharis in Scottsdale, Arizona

45 months ago

Look Im very well educated and I do see the bigger picture of this whole fiasco but... and I mean but, there is nothing that you alone are going to fix today, tommorow, or this week. And in the mean time and in between time because we all know the long drawn out bureucratic ladder system, we need to sustain our lifes for today and that means work. So again all im saying is enough with the politics being at the fore front and lets talk about how to secure employment for us now. Thats like a doctor saying to a patient with the flu and a cut artery " well son lets worry about the artery later and let me deal with this flu of yours."

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track fast in Taylor, Michigan

44 months ago

Crowbar53 in Roseville, Michigan said: Wow!!!! I couldn't of said it better. You hit the nail on the head. Sad but true.

keep telling it brother get the word out,detroit is in trouble

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carpenter in Roselle, Illinois

44 months ago

murph in Chicago, Illinois said: looking for formwork work around chicago,worked for walsh,mchugh tribco etc.laid off for 4 months looking everyday can anyone help please.

Yes call gary Klatt in Melrose Park Il.
Klatt Enterprises.

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track fast in Taylor, Michigan

44 months ago

why all the mex, who can card them no speak detroit what ajoke

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

44 months ago

You want some jobs in the union?

Start mandatory random quarterly drug testing in the Union

Outside the union, prosecute/seize companies that utilize illegal immigrant workers

No Layoffs for drug users will and no illegals will reduce unemployment by about 40 percent is my bet.

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Timothy in Chatsworth, California

44 months ago

kman in Hastings, New York said: Last september I was number 79 on the out of work list by november I was 19 on the list now it july Im still number 19 local277 havent even gone off the list the way they should for a long time now they move everything to horseheads NY completely out of sight what do they think out off mine

I was on the out of worklist for ten months was #27 and for a job on my own had to go on two interviews for a two month job. On the interview the foreman told me that no one hires off the out of worklist. So basically we are on our own. Timothy from Los Angeles.

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Timothy in Chatsworth, California

44 months ago

Electrical unions only hire off the books. Carpenters do not. The out of work list is a joke. If you are not related your screwed. I just had a new baby and I'm scared of my future as a carpenter. I dont speak spanish and now a days alot on the field dont speak english so it is hard to work together at times. Im not mad about it I believe everyone that is willing to work hard has the right to work. And I am willing to work hard all the time there just is no work. As a union carpenter I now wish I had picked a different career but where or what do I do know. And we are not the only ones that feel it, the owners of theese huge companies that we work for all feeling it aswell many union companies in Los Angeles have gone under, even thou we pay into unemployment they still have to pay as long as we are not working. I hate to say this but Im hoping for a huge EARTHQUAKE.

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

44 months ago

Doesn't make sense, I am in 277A as well and entered the OOW list in mid june at around 150 or something, was called for a job last week but had to decline due to an upcoming knee surgery......how they pull of the list must have to do with what your skills form has on it. Mine is very commercial drywall specific....I don't put down crap I can't do without feeling extremely confident/competent. I see to many people here in this state that say they can do something and have maybe done it once or twice......there needs to be some form of accountability or a way to weed out the liars. This out of work list is a screwy way to work, but they don't go in order, I do know that, employers can review the list and pull by name if they choose......or so I have heard. I don't know. Best wishes to all that seek work!

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kathy in Palmdale, California

44 months ago

Timothy in Chatsworth, California said: Electrical unions only hire off the books. Carpenters do not. The out of work list is a joke. If you are not related your screwed. I just had a new baby and I'm scared of my future as a carpenter. I dont speak spanish and now a days alot on the field dont speak english so it is hard to work together at times. Im not mad about it I believe everyone that is willing to work hard has the right to work. And I am willing to work hard all the time there just is no work. As a union carpenter I now wish I had picked a different career but where or what do I do know. And we are not the only ones that feel it, the owners of theese huge companies that we work for all feeling it aswell many union companies in Los Angeles have gone under, even thou we pay into unemployment they still have to pay as long as we are not working. I hate to say this but Im hoping for a huge EARTHQUAKE.

Wow, you are not making the connections, are ya Timmy? Your nearest major market is Los Angeles, a city teeming with illegals. They flooded the construction industry, driving wages down. Your union shops could not compete. Now you wonder where they all went?And you cannot see that if there is no work for legal, american citizens then there should be no work for any worker, illegal or legal? And you do understand you are in America (or what's left of it). We speak English here, because though some folks want to re-write those history books, our country was founded by Englishman who rebelled against mother england. If your spanish speakers want to work hard, they can do just that -- in mexico!

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pepeprs1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

44 months ago

I have been a journeyman carpenter for over 8 years, I did go through the union training. I have been laid off more than employed since Dec 2009. I live in Milwaukee, WI. If anyone knows any union company hiring please let me know. I am a very hard worker & know how to do from demo work to finish work. I know how to built houses, have built hotels, have done many of remodels. I am willing to work, and many hours. I would be happy even being employed on all the road ways that are being worked on, I dont know what company has any of the contracts. Please someone please me. Anyone that can tell me where there is still work in Milwaukee, WI I would appreciate it so much. I have no money to support my family, we will lose our home soon, anything, my family, wife and kids are the ones suffering for this and I dont feel they should.

contact me sunshine26390@yahoo.com with any info you can provide me.

Thank you.

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kathy in Palmdale, California

43 months ago

pepepers1: sorry to hear of your troubles, but I suspect you will not gain a job lead from this board. Truth of it is, there are none to be had. What precious jobs there are in construction are gonna be held onto by those that have them; Obama's new plan will be for mostly road crews who will recall their buddies from road building companies; & the rest of us be damned. I also personally know people who have more experience than any poster on this board so far, and they are STILL unemployed. Also, bud, you are not alone in your situation or your feelings. And guess what, dude? There are those who HAVE already lost their homes; their spouses already walked out the door; their kids have been told Daddy can't afford college & their retirement fund is tapped out. In fact, former construction workers are the #1 filers of bankruptcy in this country. You might have noticed our prez finally remembering that stat, & who is the hardest hit/longest suffering lately. He should, I phone the White House & repeat that message at least 3X a week, every week for years now. (am really persistent).
We sympathize, but this is the last place I would look for job leads.
BTW: be careful of those "overseas jobs" ads. I checked with the BBB in one of their homes states and it was listed as a scam.

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pepeprs1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

43 months ago

thanks for all the in put. I do hope building and hard labor does come back, it is needed the world. Not only for me, but for everyone that is in the same field as I. I am not depending on this website to get me a job. I am doing a lot of research & trying to find what companies have some work. When you look around, there is a lot being built, I hope not all non union builders. At this point I am thinking if non union gives me employment, I will have to leave the union & make less money, however I will have a job & be able to help pay bills in the house & hope to God we can keep our house & yes I have children, I have a granddaughter also, therefore I do need to find some type of income. If you have a phone to call the white house, please give to all us and that way we all can call & we need to stick together, by writing letters, creating jobs. I dont understand why anyone in this world should be full of stress, jobless, homeless, and yet this country can find money to provide help for food stamps, medical,child care, and give tax refunds back of over $7,000.00 to ! person, however that person didnt even put $5 in all year, so that means the funds that a person gets back as a refund is coming from where.....? We all know the answer to that, however none of it is right! This world needs to change so we all can make it! Please give everyone the phone# you call....so we all can call.
Thanks. pepeprs1

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HandyManNa in Hemet, California

43 months ago

Out Of work carpenter, yes.. another one added to the list. I couldnt find work for over 2 yrs. Had to quit the union, on the count that I lost both of my homes 2 cars and couldnt afford the dues, let alone my bills. If you know of any work union or not, please feel free to email me @ handymanNA@gmail.com. I am totally willing to buy back in, to the union to get any position. I am a journeyman carpenter, have experience as a formen, lead, safety coordinator. I have done drywall/steel stud, finish work, and pour in place (footings/retaining walls/bridge work. I can read in diagrams blue prints and even hand written drawings of custom work. 10 yrs experince as a carpenter in the union. LOCAL 803 orange county/ san bernadino county. thank you for your time.
Nicholas Atkins

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HandyManNa in Hemet, California

43 months ago

pepeprs1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin said: I have been a journeyman carpenter for over 8 years, I did go through the union training. I have been laid off more than employed since Dec 2009. I live in Milwaukee, WI. If anyone knows any union company hiring please let me know. I am a very hard worker & know how to do from demo work to finish work. I know how to built houses, have built hotels, have done many of remodels. I am willing to work, and many hours. I would be happy even being employed on all the road ways that are being worked on, I dont know what company has any of the contracts. Please someone please me. Anyone that can tell me where there is still work in Milwaukee, WI I would appreciate it so much. I have no money to support my family, we will lose our home soon, anything, my family, wife and kids are the ones suffering for this and I dont feel they should.

contact me sunshine26390@yahoo.com with any info you can provide me.

Thank you.

I feel your pain pepers, I have already lost both of my homes, and 2 cars, and had to move 4 times and now living with the in laws. My wife is handicapped and i have 3 small children as well.13 10 and 7 Imthe only one that is able to work, and Icant even find anythign to do. not even the fast food chains will hire me, due to my quailifications. its rediculous. I prey and wish everyone the best, GOD knows we need it. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE I hope you can feed your families soon. just like I wish I could do.
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MANUEL in Anaheim, California

42 months ago

"2361 CARPENTERS LOCAL UNION" JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER.....HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WORK FOR THE PAST 10 MONTHS; IAM HARD WORKING AND RELIABLE; PLEASE HELP...... IF ANYBODY CAN HELP WITH INFO I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU

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cindy@qualitystaffingservices .net in Chino, California

42 months ago

HI ANYBODY OUT THERE THAT KNOWS ABOUT STRUCTURE FRAMING GOT A JOB FOR U TOMORROW IN CHASTWORTH CA NEED TO KNOW ASAP

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pepeprs1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

42 months ago

that you for the offer.... I wish I lived in state of CA to help. Any work is greatly appreciated. I am in Wisconsin & there has been no jobs for the carpenters in this state. I am a very hard worker, willing to take any job, however still have had no luck. It is getting so hard, my family is really suffering because of all of this. We cant pay our bills, and we are not even able to purchase food at times, and it has been hard on my relationship with my wife. Thanks again we need to all stick together & have faith that something will change this world around. This has been a great career for many years for many people & there is always things that need to be repaired or built, therefore hope we all can get employment soon. There was to be an answer out here somewhere.

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Jerry in Zillah, Washington

42 months ago

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Armando Arroyo in Oxnard, California

42 months ago

I have been in the out of work list forever and my union does not care. I am a carpenter journeyman and I am already trying to get a job doing something else since I know that I will not find a job as a carpenter anymore unless we demand for some changes.

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Francis in Canberra, Australia

42 months ago

Hello,

I am based in Canberra Australia. 32 and i want to start my own decking business. I am a salesman and have own several businesses, recently sold and i am looking to create a new enterprise. There is a market in my home town for a decking business - a business that specialises in the online design, approval and creation of decks. I am prepared to sponsor a fully quilifed carpenter out to Canberra Australia and go into business. There is a cronic shortage of tradespeople in Canberra and Australia generally. I am not sure of the migration rules but where there is a will there is a way.

I want to work on the business focusing on the sales and systems...Trying to do this with an Aussie is just not possible. It would be fair and right up front transperant! Pleas email frank@businessbuys.com.au or skype Frank_Walmsley

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ThePIGofLasVegas in Kingman, Arizona

42 months ago

Why you Carpenters may want to look in north dakota or BattonRouge,La..Seems the solar plant in cal.by state line has some game going on with 944's boys Louie & B.J..Arizona has dried up,The LAX job still puts on carps..No need to look at LasVegas,Over4000 out of work!But don't cry,Do what we always do!!Sometimes Crime Pays!!

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ThePIGofLasVegas in Kingman, Arizona

42 months ago

Armando Arroyo in Oxnard, California said: I have been in the out of work list forever and my union does not care. I am a carpenter journeyman and I am already trying to get a job doing something else since I know that I will not find a job as a carpenter anymore unless we demand for some changes.

Mr.Arroyo,Are you a member of #150?Do you attend,& take part in your unions events,meetings,etc.?Are you a member of your locals PAC?Do you go on protests against non union companies?Do you go to job-sites and talk to the superentendent to see if they need any carp.s?If your Not Pro-Active in the Brotherhood,Truth is, no one knowes you,& you may never work in our club again!Check out TOMMIE BURGER!!

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Crowbar53 in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

42 months ago

Yes I am active in the union. Go to meetings, find my own work when possible, walk the picket line etc. One thind I can't change is old age. Once you turn 50, companies think your too slow,too dumbwitted and no good cause your not a foreman working for someone else.
Its young mans profession.
Not to mention the union lets anyone buy a card insted of going thru apprenticeship today. Things will not get better until McCarron is out and the whole idea about what a union is today changes.
I've got 20+ yrs in and can't wait to get out!!

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hermancc33@gmail.com in Grand Prairie, Texas

42 months ago

master carpenter looking for work in grand prarie area please contac me at hermancc33@gmail.com

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eleshelman in Shelbyville, Indiana

42 months ago

I am a carpenter with 24 yrs experience. I am experienced in many phases of construction including but not limited to, concrete forming, metal and wood framing, doors and hardware, store fixtures, drywall, int. and ext. trim, casework. Fluent blueprint reading. I have supervised up to 15 people on site. I am a hard working self-starter who works well alone or with others. my email is el.eshelman@comcast.net. ny help would be appreciated. Have a hungry family here.

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machineguns in Watertown, New York

42 months ago

Jump on the boat mister, I'm 27thousand and something now that they have that MIX 20/20 BS going here in NY. Was 39, but now Im 27 thousand and something......I don't get it at all. I've ran over 30 guys on a crew and have beaucoup experince in commercial carpentry, but unless your someone's relative or willing to drive 300 miles without any perdiem to cover hotel or food, your SOL. Kind of a moot point to spend your paycheck on the hotel and food to have less than wind up with on unemployment doing nothing...and sacrifice the time with your family. No, won't do it, done it and I'm over the struggle of it. When I run out of unemployment, I may just get that rope out and be done with the BS. I'm about as discouraged as I can get right now..........

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