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Carpenters Team with Department of Labor to Present Successful Labor Rights Week Event

Every year, the Department of Labor hosts a Labor Rights Week to increase awareness and inform workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities under U.S. labor laws. The DOL partners with foreign embassies, their consulates and DOL field offices at events in the community to get the message into the hands of the local workforce.

The Central South Carpenters were happy to participate, and hosted a great event for close to 100 people in at the Local 1266 Union Hall in Austin. Central South staff welcomed officials from OSHA, the Mexican Consulate, Equal Justice Center, Secure Your Health, and Refugee Services of Austin. Dozens of local carpenters and their families also attended.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor and EST Engels Meet

The United States Department of Labor’s Secretary, Alexander Acosta, recently spent time at the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas. While there, Secretary Acosta toured the facility and stopped in to talk with members engaged in Leadership Training. Journeymen from the Central South Carpenters were one of those groups at the ITC, and EST Jason Engels had the opportunity to meet with the Secretary.

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