WSRCC Top Three Week of May 6th

Here is the Top three for the week of May 6th.

CO wage theft bill passes

Great news out of Colorado! The Wage theft Bill has PASSES the Colorado State Senate, the Bill HB24-1008 passed with a vote in favor 6-3! This bill is designed to combat wage theft by imposing stricter penalties on contractors and subcontractors to hold them accountable, protecting construction workers across the state. Congratulations to #Local555 for the successful passage of this pioneering legislation!

AK department of Transportation Job Fair

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, WSRCC hosted a booth at the 2024 Alaska Construction Career Day in Palmer, Alaska. The Alaska Department of Transportation sponsored the event and over 800 students from homeschools, Anchorage, and Mat-Su School Districts attended to learn about career paths in the trades. Several students visited the WSRCC booth where they built sawhorses and birdhouses. WSRCC Representative Gabe Shaddy-Farnsworth said, “We were accommodating 50-60 students at a time in our booth. It was a good chance to meet Career Connections students and instructors and to network with CTE instructors.”

Ballots drop for OR, MT, ID, NM

Carpenters your vote is essential to making our voices heard! Ballots have dropped in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and New Mexico- keep your eyes on the mailbox for voter information. Before then visit wscarpenters.org/vote to utilize the voter tool to see carpenter endorsed candidates on your ballot.

Let’s make an impact at the polls!