➤ We suffered during the recession. Isn’t it time to make back what we lost in raises during that time?

The entire country suffered because we had a terrible recession and a construction depression. Carpenters didn’t “lose” raises, we kept our jobs and had steady work. Compared to other industries we were hit the hardest but have recovered more strongly than many.

Carpenters Total Package Rates & Percentage Increases 2012–2017


  • $57.18
  • 3.01%


  • $55.51
  • 2.76%


  • $54.02
  • 3.25%


  • $52.32
  • 2.95%


  • $50.82
  • 2.52%


  • $49.57
  • 2.27%

Did You Know?

PNWRCC has many women in our crafts and leadership positions.

Margaret Ellings became the first woman initiated into the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in October 1935. The establishment of a women’s committee within the United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of the most important developments in the union’s recent history. Visit


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