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Senator Sylvia Garcia

We Support Candidates Who Support Union Carpenters

Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia recently visited the new Houston Carpenter Training Center and Local 551 offices to learn more about our organization and meet with members of our leadership. While there, she met with UBC Southern District Vice President Dennis Donahou, Central South’s Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jason Engels, and Council Political Director Gary Warren, among others.

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Labor Breakfast

Local 551 Represents Well at Houston Labor Breakfast

Kenneth Fontenot, Council Representative of Local 551, is helping to keep our presence in the government sector.

He recently attended U.S. Congressmen Al Green’s (D-9th) Labor Breakfast Meeting. Kenneth was joined by various Houston city officials, labor leaders from the Houston Building Trades, and labor leaders from CWA, ILA, and Houston’s VA Hospital.

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Congressman Green

Congressman Green Stops by LU 551 Offices to Talk Shop

U.S. Congressmen Gene Green, stopped by the Houston offices of Carpenters Local 551 recently to talk shop with Council leaders. Green, a native of Houston, represents the 29th Congressional District in Texas.

He met with Local 551 Representatives Kenneth Fontenot (pictured on the left) and Terry Darling (pictured, on the right), and also with Central South Carpenters Regional Council Political Director Gary Warren (by phone). The gentlemen discussed issues important to local working families, and the Council’s Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee.

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Medical Center picket

Congressman Gene Green joins Kingwood Medical Center picket

When Local 551 members gathered to educate the public about unfair labor practices by Murray Drywall at the Kingwood Medical Center, they got some help from Texas lawmaker Gene Green.

Green has represented the 29th Congressional District of Texas for 25 years. For the 115th Congress, he is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health, and also serves on the Subcommittee on Energy, Subcommittee on Environment, and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Since being elected to the House of Representatives, Rep. Green has been a champion of health issues, energy, education, labor, domestic manufacturing, and preserving Social Security and veterans benefits. He has worked hard to improve access to quality health care, support initiatives to improve our economy and job training, and maintain financial aid for students.

SIBs Meet with Texas DA Candidate

SIBs Meet with Texas DA Candidate

Local 551 Sisters in the Brotherhood had a guest at their last SIB meeting: Kim Ogg, democratic candidate for Harris County District Attorney, who stopped by to talk about issues important to the Sisters. Pictured with Kim (center); are (left to right) Terry Spears, Miranda Rivera, Maria Robles, Linda Livesay, Rosslyn Gibson, and Audtry Joseph.

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Council Political Action

The Central South Carpenters Regional Council is actively involved in politics on the federal, state and local levels.

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