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Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee Launches in Local 1846

Carpenters & Pile Drivers Local 1846 got even stronger recently, when it held its first Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) meeting. About 20 female members attended, and handled their first order of business by electing Cindy Moffett as chairwoman for the Local 1846 SIB Committee. They then heard a presentation by Council SIB Coordinator Maria Robles of Local 551.

“They are very enthusiastic and are looking forward to getting the committee up and running,” said Council President, Council Business Representative, and Local 1846 member John Edwards. “An active SIB committee will make our Local and our Regional Council that much stronger. Welcome, Sisters!”

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Spreading the Message of Membership Benefits the UnCommon Way

Council Rep. Emanuel Mitchell, Sr. did a great job representing Central South Carpenters at a community event sponsored by unCommon Construction, a non-profit that creates high energy, impactful construction experiences that develop New Orleans’ hard-working high school students into team-oriented, resourceful leaders. The group held an industry showcase event at one of it’s learning job sites, where construction professionals from all sectors of the industry networked with unCommon apprentices. Mitchell, from Local 1846, talked with apprentices about the benefits on being a union carpenter.

“What makes an unCommon Construction Apprenticeship so special is the unique and diverse community that surrounds and supports the students,” said organization spokesman, Aaron Frumin.

The Central South Carpenters are always looking for new members. For more information, go to