➤ Why aren’t members more included in the negotiation process?

  • Members participated in a contract survey. Close to double the number of members participated in the survey this time around. The bargaining committee studies the survey results closely prior to bargaining.
  • The regional council distributed t-shirts to encourage a show of solidarity among the members. #WWAContract
  • The regional council implemented electronic voting and text alerts to involve more members in the voting process. The text alerts are not a perfect system. Since we’ve identified that the texts haven’t reached everyone another postcard will go out to all voting members when the next TA is ready.
  • The bargaining team has more tool-carrying carpenters seated at the table than ever before. Many days, it was 50/50% (and more, some days).
  • Almost twice as many members voted on this contract than our last contract.
  • Reach out to the contracts department. Share your ideas about how to better engage the membership. We want to know.

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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