October 2020

What does it mean to vote like a carpenter?
It means to keep the issues most important to working families in mind when casting your vote. Did you know that 7 of 10 union carpenters in the Pacific NW are registered to vote? Make sure you are one of them! When carpenters vote, politicians listen.



Have you noticed our new look? We launched a brand refresh this summer. It was a big task to capture our history, the work, and the passion that motivates us Union Carpenters.

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After a successful eight-hour Introduction to Cross Laminated Timber training for RDF Builders, NWCI is adding on to their program with this class and a 24-hour course for members.

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While some of us have grown weary of the phrase: “uncertain times,” this doesn’t change the fact that COVID-19 has affected how we do things. We put together this How to Hustle Work guide to help you find work, and do so safely.

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Our Washington State Sisters in the Brotherhood chapters have been meeting virtually for panel discussions. We spoke with a few of these Sisters on the importance of mentoring in an industry full of opportunity.  

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Construction is loud. Practice these tips to protect your hearing on the job site. #NationalProtectYourHearingMonth

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Union stewards in Coquille, OR win grievance, help a member get proper training as a heavy equipment operator.

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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 ubcsisters.org

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