Resources for Montana Members

UPDATE: All individuals 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To locate and schedule the vaccine click here.

Montana State Resources

The Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services has the latest news, frequently asked questions, and more.

Apply for Montana State Unemployment Insurance
First time flyer? Check out the FAQ (pdf).

Trust Offices

For members living in Idaho please contact the Carpenters Trust of Western WA for information on healthcare and retirement information. 

Offices are closed for walk-ins. Please call (206) 411.6514 for information.

Additional Resources is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website. It connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need.

Schools Have Food – Most schools still provide lunches to kids. Check your school district for availability.

Montana FAQ

Last Updated: April 3, 2020

We will be adding additional questions as we are able to answer them. Answers that apply to all members in the NW Carpenters Union can be found at the bottom of our main COVID-19 resource page. If you have more questions or feel you did not get the answer you needed, contact us at (877) 284.7936 or

➤ What should I do if my employer is not following health and safety guidelines?
If you believe your job site is unsafe, or that proper precautions are not in place to keep you safe, we need to know. Representatives will work with you and the contractor to make sure that the job site is following proper safety guidelines. If you think your job site is not following CDC or OSHA guidelines for COVID-19, call our hotline (877) 284.7936 or email us at
➤ Do I still have to wait a week to become eligible for unemployment?

No, the state waived the waiting period.

➤ Can I still receive unemployment if I choose not to work because I do not want to risk going to work during a state order to stay at home?

In most cases, no. As of right now, unemployment benefits are available to people who are totally or partially unemployed due to no fault of their own.

If you have not been directed to self-quarantine yourself by your employer or a health official and are choosing not to work, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

➤ If my children are out of school and I have to take care of them, do I qualify for unemployment?

It depends.

Unemployment benefits are available to individuals who are totally or partially unemployed due to no fault of their own.

If work is still available with your employer (whether in-person or by teleworking), you may not qualify for benefits. Click HERE for more info from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

Did You Know?

UBC emblem and motto.

The official emblem of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America was adopted at the Fourth General Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1884. The motto inscribed therein, “Labor Omnia Vincit,” translated from Latin means “Labor Conquers All Things.” Learn More


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