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➤ Some Brothers and Sisters want us to strike. Won’t a strike get us the best package possible?

  • A strike can be a useful tool when used appropriately. We have gone on strike in this council in the past. However, when a solid wage and benefit package is on the table a strike is not an appropriate option.
  • There is no guarantee that we could gain much more from a strike. Portland’s EIS Carpenters struck for 18 days in 2007 and gained less than $0.10 on the ratified agreement.

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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