Here is the SWMSRCC Top Three for the week of February 7th.

Going VIP in Bakersfield:

Volunteer Carpenters built a stage for the new VIP entertainment space at the historic Fox Theater in Bakersfield. Recognized as a community treasure for its fine acoustics, and is the only remaining Fox with its rare Skouras interior intact, The Fox Theater is joining other entertainment venues to house a dedicated area for VIPs and other ticket holders to gather, drink, and listen to live music – before, after, or during performances in the main area.  Bakersfield TV news covered the event including KERO, KBAK, and KGET.

CUPP Checks:

CUPP checks for hours earned between July 1 and December 31, 2021 were mailed this morning.  Direct Deposits have also been made.  Members who volunteer a minimum of six (6) hours through July 1st and December 31st, received a $250 stipend.

CUPP is the Carpenters Union Participation Program, a council-wide volunteer effort to make a difference in our local communities. Participating in volunteer activities is a way to ensure the future of our communities. Whether attending a city council meeting, building a ramp at a vet’s home, fixing a sidewalk for the elderly, or framing a house for Habitat for Humanity, we can leverage our amazing skills to make a difference in people’s lives.

Executive Order on PLAs:

President Biden signed an Executive Order on Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, which requires the federal government to require a project labor agreement before awarding any “large-scale construction contract,” defined as a contract for which the estimated cost is $35 million or more.  The Order’s effective date is immediate.

The Order continues to make good on President Biden’s early promise to be the most “union friendly” president in history, and will affect an estimated $262 billion in federal construction contracting for nearly 200,000 workers.