The United Brotherhood of Carpenters has enhanced carpenters.org "to include more timely news along with expanded information, images and video content for UBC members," according to a memo from General Secretary-Treasurer Andris Silins.
"It also showcases UBC training and productivity for visitors from the construction industry and the general public," the memo said.
The site now includes members-only pages to support members and get them more active in UBC legislative and political action efforts. Members who sign up as "e-activists" will be able to easily keep up to date on relevant issues and add their voices to those of fellow members speaking to elected representatives in Washington.
Soon, members will receive an e-news alert about pending federal trade legislation, encouraging them to contact their Senate and Congressional representatives to discuss the issue. Information about the legislation has previously been posted on NERCCBlog.com and carpenters.org. The UBC e-news alerts will be similar to NERCC's Council Update, which is regularly emailed to members of NERCC affiliated locals.
"Online communication is an essential tool for the UBC, and I trust you will find that this improved Internet presence serves our members, our trade, and our Brotherhood well," Silins wrote.
All members are encouraged to visit carpenters.org, share information with fellow UBC Brothers and Sisters and sign up to become "e-activists" in the members-only section of the site.