March 2020

GRIT /grit/ courage and resolve; strength of character.

Union carpenter works on forms on downtown Portland jobsite

March Edition

Visit our resource page for updates relating to your work, safety, and livelihood. We are working hard to keep on top of the latest developments for our industry. 

Have safety concerns on your job? We are here for you.
Contact us at (877) 284.7936

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Taking a Second to Reflect
We caught up with a few industry professionals to get a sense of how they are moving through this unique time in history.

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Taking Care During Uncertain Times
Our industry is one of the hardest hit by times of uncertainty. Indeed, this is not the first economic disruption that we have endured. Still, it is difficult, and we need to be mindful of how that impacts us as individuals, our families, and our coworkers. For information on mental health and suicide prevention resources, click here.

Image of Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter emerged during World War II as a figure of empowerment for working women across America. Learn more about Rosie and her sustaining impact in this National Geographic article “How did a WWII campaign endure to inspire today?

Public demonstrations have been postponed, yet our fight against cheating contractors continues. 
Learn more about ongoing efforts HERE

Students learn about the pre apprenticeship at the training center

Ambassador Program Encourages A Career In Carpentry

The average age of entry into our free apprenticeship programs hovers at 28 years old. In efforts to lower that age, the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute developed an Ambassador Program.

Want more carpenter news? CLICK HERE to read previous issues of our newsletter.

Did You Know?

Carpenters skills and training go beyond the job site.

The Journeyman Leadership Program is a three day program geared towards developing the strong qualities of members on the job and in their lives – leadership, communication, mentoring and collective action. Members learn where the UBC came from and where its headed, and, importantly, how to lead it. Learn More


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