Trades and Local Unions
The PNWRCC represents a number of different crafts and trades. Members have a Local Union that is the representative group of their trade in their area. They meet regularly to support members, train and educate each other, vote on leadership and business issues and work together for the benefit of their community. PNWRCC represents:
Unions organize under federal regulations and oversight by the National Labor Relations Act. The UBC, the PNWRCC and our Locals organize for Collective Bargaining rights to negotiate a higher standard for all construction workers. Organizing enables the Union to win better wages and benefits for our membership. Unionized workers are in a stronger position to establish their wage and benefits in their market area. Bargaining requires the political and community support through outreach, elections and campaigns. Read the latest news on Political Efforts to maintain our right to Organize.
The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters work together on the job site and in the community to maintain and improve safety, wages, benefits, training and working conditions. Carpenters’ area standards are guided by the principle that every Carpenter must be treated with dignity and respect. Since 1881 the United Brotherhood of Carpenters have sworn to protect and preserve Area Standards which include a good family wage, healthcare for members and their family, a pension, and contributions to training and education.
The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters informs and educates the general public, and those involved in the construction industry, to maintain and improve Area Standards. We do so through legal, legislative and public information activities, until all Carpenters receive area standard wages and benefits.
Working with Partners
Our partners are the project developers, contractors, architects, government agencies and public works that design and build the most important infrastructure, commercial buildings, housing and machines at the core of the American economy. They benefit from the skills and professionalism that apprentice and journeymen Carpenters bring to the job site. The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters works with its partners through negotiation, training and job site cooperation to improve safety, complete projects on time, and provide fair wages and benefits. Every Carpenter whether union or not, deserves to be paid a decent wage and full family healthcare, and when the time comes, to be able to retire with dignity. Every partner can expect skilled, accountable and bold workers.