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➤ How can I be part of the solution to make our union stronger?

  • Ask union leadership for help to understand important issues around contract time and pension/healthcare issues. Social media can be useful for discussion but is not always a reliable information source if not verified.
  • Participate in Carpenters in Action and Sisters in the Brotherhood committees
  • Become active in your local and advocate to be involved in the next contract
  • Assist the Organizing Department in combatting low wage competition
  • Become a Union Steward and support your brothers and sisters on the job site
  • The energy around this contract has been great! Let’s figure out together how to harness this energy year-round in between contracts and improve our industry. When we fight as one, the fight is won.

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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