➤ $1/hour is not enough to pay for my parking in downtown Seattle every day. Why can’t we get our parking paid in full? What about Bellevue?

  • While the intent of the $1/hour in pay for carpenters working in the downtown core is to assist those members in paying for costly daily parking, the wage increase is considered “zone pay” like a carpenter working in the San Juan Islands, or other locations where the travel to the job site is burdensome.
  • Every carpenter, regardless if they personally pay for parking, use public transportation, or carpool will be reimbursed the $1/hour zone pay for their work in the downtown core. Zone pay is also computed into overtime hours.
  • Most importantly, the addition of new zone pay provides a starting point to build on in future negotiations. We have been active in negotiating in parking on project labor agreement (PLA) jobs and this is the first time we have a starting point for parking in non-PLA work.

Did You Know?

UBC started on job sites across the country.

Our founding president, Peter J. McGuire worked tirelessly on the job sites across the country with his fellow Carpenters to organize the union. In 1881, he organized a Chicago convention to form a union. Representatives from 11 cities joined him and they produced a constitution and structure. Learn More


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