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Joe Cadwell, President of the NW Carpenters Union, delivers valuable content designed to better the lives of both union and non-union workers. Through interview based conversations with industry experts joe will help you develop blue collar pride and gain greater insight on how to better understand, value and protect your craft and livelihood.

Joe Cadwell, President of the NW Carpenters Union, delivers valuable content designed to better the lives of both union and non-union workers. Through interview based conversations with industry experts joe will help you develop blue collar pride and gain greater insight on how to better understand, value and protect your craft and livelihood.

Location:

United States

Description:

Joe Cadwell, President of the NW Carpenters Union, delivers valuable content designed to better the lives of both union and non-union workers. Through interview based conversations with industry experts joe will help you develop blue collar pride and gain greater insight on how to better understand, value and protect your craft and livelihood.

Language:

English

Contact:

503.995.9294


Episodes

Special Call To Action Episode!!! The Western Washington Vote

7/21/2021
Don't delay, vote today!!! Here's your link. https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6441127/AGCofWA NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NW 6 states + 29k members strong! The Grit Nation Join The Nation and spread the word on how unions are building lives and careers to be proud of.

Duration:00:03:17

Stepping Up Series -Union Stewards

5/31/2021
Work is tough, and for sure you got to be tough to be in construction. But having issues on the job that aren’t directly related to the challenges of being a professional trades person can definitely make for some long days and foster low morale. Sound familiar? Maybe you’re dealing with issues on your jobsite right now? Being asked regularly to work through your scheduled breaks? Job shack or porta-johns not up to speed? Concerns with your pay? For many union members, especially new...

Duration:00:23:03

Stepping Up Series - Union Delegates

5/24/2021
In this episode I look into the role and responsibilities of the Union Delegate. Delegates are elected by the members, to represent their local union at the regional level, and play an important role in shaping the direction of the union. Delegates bring forward, and vote on decisions that can affect the lives and livelihoods of their constituents and their families. These decisions include operating budgets, organizing direction, and political endorsements. Delegates are also responsible...

Duration:00:28:41

The Final Word - Critics

5/17/2021
The Show Notes NW Carpenters Union https://www.nwcarpenters.org/ Join Grit NW Nation here: (could this be any easier?) https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7 For comments, questions or suggestions about the show send an email to: GritNW@gmail.com You can also share this link to the Grit NW webpage with friends, family members or co-workers and score good karma points, you'll be a better person for it, I promise: https://Buildnw.org/podcast Grit NW is now on the Twitter!! How cool is...

Duration:00:03:59

Skills to Pay the Bills - Infection Control Risk Assessment Training (ICRA)

5/10/2021
The Show Notes UBC ICRA Training Information https://www.carpenters.org/icra-health-care-construction/ NW Carpenters Union https://www.nwcarpenters.org/ Northwest Carpenters Institute https://www.nwci.org/ Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute http://www.pnci.org Join Grit NW Nation here: (could this be any easier?) https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7 Grit NW is a proud member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network https://www.laborradionetwork.org/ For comments, questions or...

Duration:00:15:51

Logo's and the Importance of Branding - Frank Doolittle Company

5/3/2021
Brand recognition is hugely important in developing trust and allegiance to products, teams, and organizations. Brand logos can offer visual markers, that trigger emotional responses buried deep in our subconscious. Advertising agencies understand this and literally capitalize on our inherent desire to identify with merchandise, services or even other like-minded individuals who sport the same brand. Don’t believe me? Try this, close your eyes, unless you’re driving that is, and picture...

Duration:00:24:53

Carpenters Stories - Jimmy Jones

4/26/2021
Welcome to Carpenter Stories. I’m Joe Cadwell, the writer, producer and host of the show and I am proud to bring you this special series within the Grit NW podcast. Carpenter Stories will introduce you to individuals whose lives have been bettered after finding a career as a professional tradesperson in the UBC. On today’s show I have the pleasure to speak with Jimmy Jones, retired Journeyman carpenter, and member of the local 271. I met Jim a few years ago and have admired his positive...

Duration:00:31:38

Fight Club - Montana vs. Right to Work

4/19/2021
Welcome to Fight Club the, call to action’ segment within Grit Northwest. I’m Joe Cadwell the writer, producer and host of the show and I built Fight Club to educate and motivate you to fight back against attacks on your right as a Union Carpenter to provide for yourself and your family. My guest today is Derek Hitt, NW Carpenters Union rep and member of Local 82 in Great Falls, Montana. On the show today we talk about the recent defeat of the Right to Work bill that hit the house floor...

Duration:00:19:01

Stolen: Episode 1 Tax Fraud + Wage Theft

4/14/2021
Welcome to Stolen, a special series within the Grit Podcast that will investigate Tax Fraud, Wage Theft, and Misclassification in the Construction industry. Hi, I’m Joe Cadwell President of the NW Carpenters Union and host of the show, and I am proud to bring you this new series built to expose these greed driven crimes and give you the tools needed to fight back against them. To do this I will be talking with labor industry professionals who work to bring cheating contractors to justice....

Duration:00:37:34

Finance Management Strategies 101

4/12/2021
On this episode we will be taking about money, or more importantly how to maximize its growth potential through adopting sensible lifestyle and finance management planning strategies. Whether you’re a first term apprentice, a seasoned carpenter or someone nearing retirement age it’s never too early or too late to learn how to better secure a solid financial future for yourself and your family. To help us do this, I have invited, Patrick Town the Executive Director of Union Home Plus a...

Duration:00:35:46

Dust for Blood

4/5/2021
On today’s episode we will meet labor attorney, member of Teamster’s Local 810 in New York City and author, Mark Torres. Mark’s latest book, Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood, chronicles the plight of thousands of poverty stricken migrant workers lured to the agricultural fields of New York State for decades with the promise of good wages and decent housing. Once there, they were preyed upon by corrupt camp operators who often cheated them out of pay and housed them in deadly...

Duration:00:22:14

Tihsllub spelled backwards is Bullsh*t!!

4/1/2021
Warning!!! Tihsllub spoken backwards may be offensive to some. Listener discretion is advised. is From the country that brought us Volvo Automobiles, IKEA, and 70’s pop sensation Abba comes a revolutionary new technology that is about to turn the construction industry inside out and upside down. Tihsllub Industries, innovators of self-drive nano technology, based in Gavle, Sweden, have made a massive impact on Europe’s construction industry in recent years with their self-driving screws...

Duration:00:10:49

April Promo - Spring it on!!

3/29/2021
April Promo, My interview with Steppin Tihsllub of Tihsllub Industries is finally here!! This exclusive look into the technology that is poised to turn the building trades inside out and upside down is something you must hear to believe!! Official Tihsllub Website https://sites.google.com/view/hjalpcenter/home?authuser=0 Grit Nation Signup https://forms.gle/WEKcA76y3Wegmv8z7 Once thought impossible, self-drive nano technology in now a reality, and you won’t want to miss being one of...

Duration:00:04:57

Labor Radio Podcast Network

3/26/2021
The Labor Radio / Podcast Network is a coalition of over 70 independent radio and podcast shows designed to inform, engage and energize it's listeners, through informative and inciteful journalism, storytelling and calls to action. Working people are raising their voices more each day, demanding better treatment from their workplaces and their elected officials. Unfortunately, those voices don’t get heard much on corporate-controlled media – but the 21st century’s Labor movement has a new...

Duration:00:01:03

Disinformation and the War for Truth - Mark McDermott

3/22/2021
Today I talk with nationally recognized public speaker, lifelong worker rights activist and friend of the show Mark McDermott. We’ll open todays conversation by learning about Marks efforts to combat the war of misinformation that is being waged daily in American in order to undermine our faith in the democratic process as well as deter union members from electing government officials that truly understand and value what organized labor unions provided for this country. Next, well...

Duration:00:44:58

Diversity Outreach in Construction

3/18/2021
Our guest today is a member of Local 1503 and the Community Relations and Outreach Liaison for the NW Carpenters Union, Michael Burch. Michael is a passionate advocate for social justice and equality who works tirelessly to effect positive change on our jobsites, and in our communities. We’ll open today’s conversation by looking into what created the need for an outreach liaison position over10 years ago and what effect Michaels efforts have had in creating opportunities for women, people...

Duration:00:29:05

Skills to Pay the Bills - Welding

3/15/2021
Welcome to another episode of The Spotlight, a special segment inside the Grit NW Podcast. I’m Joe Cadwell the writer, producer and host of the show and in today’s episode we will focus on the highly valued trade skill of welding. Though typically not the first thing you think of when you imagine carpenters at work, welding it is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing trends in the commercial construction industry. To help us better understand why this is, I have invited Will Barnes...

Duration:00:26:44

Women in Construction

3/10/2021
Our guest today is Lisa Marx. Lisa is a journey level scaffolder, a member of the local 70, and a passionate advocate of career opportunities for women in the trades. We will open today’s conversation by learning how Lisa first became interested in scaffolding as a career, and how that decision transformed her life for the better when she joined the UBC. Next, we’ll delve into what opportunities are available for those interested in becoming a professional carpenter and discuss some of...

Duration:00:21:07

Carpentry's Future - Career Connections -

3/8/2021
Welcome to another episode of The Spotlight, a special segment inside the Grit NW Podcast where we acknowledge those programs that promote the visibility of blue-collar jobs in the commercial construction industry as a first-choice career alternative to the oversold notion that the only way to financial and professional success and security is with a college degree. On today’s show we will talk about Career Connections, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters program designed to fill the void...

Duration:00:24:13

Stuntman to CEO - Josh Zolin Interview

3/1/2021
Today I interview the CEO of Windy City Equipment Service, former Hollywood stuntman, podcast host and author of, Blue is the New White - The Best Path to Success, No one told you about- Until Now, Josh Zolin. https://blueisthenewwhite.com/ Last month on the show, I aired a two-part series where I was the guest on Josh’s podcast, Blue is the New White. Now the microphones are turned, and Josh will be sharing with us the lessons he learned on how to find success working in the...

Duration:00:45:22