197 NEWS

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

Here we have some relevant information to share that may be of your interest.


  • 197 Local Meeting /Dues
  • Member Assistance
  • Mix 20/20
  • Recruitment

Local Union Meeting

Our next local union meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at the union hall in Upper Marlboro.


Dues can be pay pay in person or mail your payment with check or money order to our main local union address. Make check payable to “Local 197”.

Local 197
Financial Secretary
8500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Upper Marlboro MD 20772

You can also do it over the phone by calling one of the local union offices during office hours:

In the DC Area: (301) 735-6660

In the Baltimore Area: (410) 355-5555.

Notice: A bank convenience fee will be charged when a credit card transaction is made.

Member Assistance


We all need a helping hand from time to time. As members of the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, you can apply for assistance through our Member Assistance Program (MAP). Under this program, members can qualify for assistance with dues or costs incurred as a result of a catastrophic event.

Check council’s website for more information:


Mix 20 20

Available for Work?

When looking for work, you can opt to sign up in our Mix 20/20 Referral System, by calling:


(Have your union ID number ready, and follow the instructions)


Carpenter Skills Form must be completed in Order to Register and to be Dispatched. Go to your union office closest to you and ask for one to fill up.

To learn more, go to council's website page: Click Here.

Experienced Drywall Mechanics

Local 197 continues recruiting council wide for journeymen and foremen for various large projects in the DC and Baltimore Area.

See add for more information:

Best Wishes to You this 2020

Executive Committee

Jose Frias

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