“In Northern California our organizing programs are the most successful in the Brotherhood. We also provide service to our membership that is second to none. We could not achieve these high standards without the active involvement of our rank and file in the Carpenters In Action program!” - Bob Alvarado, Executive Secretary Treasurer
Over the past six years the Carpenters In Action (CIA) program has worked alongside the Organizing Department in the daily fight for Carpenters throughout Northern California. Whether it be speaking at City Hall or joining the everyday campaigns against the non-union on the street, members of the CIA are involved with the fight for Carpenter issues!
These campaigns have generated billions of dollars of new work hours for the membership and have led to the successful organizing of major non-union contractors. Rank-and-file participation at the Local Union level has been a key element to this success. Members who join their Local’s CIA are trained in all aspects of organizing. These trainings include organizing tactics, public speaking, political involvement and legal strategies.
Moving into our seventh year of the CIA we are rolling out the new Organizing Legal Training for the rank and file. We strongly encourage you to get involved in your CIA. The job you create may be your own!
JOIN THE CIA – WHEN WE FIGHT AS ONE, THE FIGHT IS WON
Please join Carpenters Union Counsel Matt Gauger and Director of Organizing Jay Bradshaw at one of the following CIA trainings.
1/22/15 Local 701, 1361 N. Hulbert Avenue, Fresno
1/27/15 Local 713, 1050 Mattox Road, Hayward
1/29/15 Local 751, 1706 Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa
2/3/15 Local 102, 2350 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton (Carpenters Training Center)
2/5/15 Local 46, 4421 Pell Drive, Ste A, Sacramento
2/10/15 Local 22, 2085 3rd Street, San Francisco
2/12/15 Local 405, 2102 Almaden Rd, Ste 115, San Jose
2/17/15 Local 217, 1153 Chess Drive, Suite 115, San Jose
2/26/15 Local 35, 647 Lindaro Street, San Rafael
3/10/15 Local 152 East, 1421 Moffat Blvd., Manteca
3/12/15 Local 1599, 3179 Bechelli Lane, Suite 206, Redding
3/17/15 Local 605, 910 2nd Avenue, Marina
3/19/15 Local 1109, 8570 W. Mineral King Ave, Visalia
3/24/15 Local 152 West, 3780 Alhambra Ave, Martinez
3/26/15 Local 1789, 2720 Young Street, So. Lake Tahoe
3/31/15 Local 751, 840 E. Street, Eureka