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HISTORY 

Local 1302 is part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. 

The present membership tops off at 250 Brothers and Sisters.

Located in the southeast portion of Connecticut in the city of Groton, the Local was founded back in the early 50's and has been a strong affiliate of the Metal Trades Department for many years.  The first President was a man named Porter Standard who was followed by "Whitey" Brettman.  

When the Local was first formed at Electric Boat it was not mandatory that you belong to any UNION. Then in the mid 50's it was agreed upon that everyone must belong to a UNION or get laid off, and some opted to do just that.

Donald C. Beeny Sr. was elected as President in 1954 and held this position until his retirement in 1991.

Michael Rourke was then elected President until his term ended in 1994, then Robert Tardif took the helm until 1997.   Michael Rourke was again elected in 1997 and served until he opted not to seek reelection. Brother Michael Malone was elected in June 2003 as our current President.

 Carpenters are a very diverse group of personal and perform many functions of construction and repair of Nuclear Submarines for Electric Boat, a Division of General Dynamics.  

The many men and women who are Carpenters are highly skilled mechanics and our duties vary daily.

STAGING AND BLOCKING
JOINERY
DECK TILE INSTALLATION
ACOUSTICAL ADJUSTERS
DIVING
RADIOLOGICAL CONTAINMENT WORKERS
ESTABLISHING LINES OF THE SHIP
SPECIAL HULL TREATMENT INSTALLATION
MAINTENANCE OF THE SHIPYARD
WORKING ON TRANSFER CARS
LIMITED WELDING
NUCLEAR SHIELDING
UPHOLSTERY

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