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‘Honored to be there’: Local carpenters apprentice recounts her experience attending State of the Union address

A few weeks ago, Samantha Ervin-Upsher kept getting calls from a Washington, D.C., phone number she didn’t recognize. The first-year carpenters apprentice with Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Carpenters Local 432 decided not to answer because she figured they were just more of the seemingly endless line of spammers asking about her car’s extended warranty.  But a short time […]