➤ Why doesn’t the Union listen to the members?

  • The negotiating committee reviewed 3,000 surveys before crafting its first proposal, where most of the major issues were covered.
  • Members cited “parking” and “pension” as two major factors in voting down the first TA
  • The Committee listened and addressed both issues in TA #2 though they recognize that these are polarizing issues for some members.

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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