Combine Day San Diego:
San Diego hosted its first Combine Day over the weekend. Hundreds of men and women started lining up before sunrise to get a chance to show off their Carpenter skills in front of almost 50 contractors. After checking in and stretching-n-flexing, attendees tested their abilities in an 8-station skills course where hiring contractors evaluated their hustle. Many of people walked away with jobs from this successful Combine Day in San Diego
Tax Fraud Days of Action:
Tax Fraud Days of Action is here! This week Carpenters from across the Southwest Mountain States will be taking part in events that will bring attention to the plight of tax fraud, wage fraud, and worker misclassification. Representatives will be speaking at City Council meetings including Alhambra, Chula Vista, Glendale, Inglewood, Irvine, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Palm Springs, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Fe, and Ventura. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon will be holding a press conference at the Whittier Training Center on April 14th. The UBC has issued a press release on the events taking place across the U.S. and Canada. Read the press release Here.
Powder Puff Derby Clinic:
Local 1977 hosted the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada for a Powder Puff Derby Clinic. Close to 50 Girl Scouts participated in the clinic whereby 15 Carpenters helped the Girl Scouts construct their Derby cars. In addition to mentoring them on their projects, the Carpenters also taught the Scouts very basic wood handling and craft skills. The event was sponsored by the Las Vegas Young Guns and Sin City Sisters Committees along with Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.