For Spanish Speakers:
Llene su tarjeta de autorización para negociación en español AQUÍ

Oregon and SWWA contracts have largely been 8(f) agreements, which means our members are left to the whim of the employers on whether or not that employer chooses to be signatory. 8(f) allows contractors to “opt out” of a Union agreement any time we begin bargaining.

By getting Union members filling out bargaining cards, we can achieve 9(a) status on our contracts. This means our Carpenters choose to be union, and removes the ability for employers to opt out. 9(a) status also gives more power to the Union during bargaining.

Most agreements throughout the Council are already 9(a), as is the Oregon & SWWA Wall and Ceiling agreement. It is time to reach parity with the AGC and GCCA contracts in Oregon when it comes to representational rights.

Attention Oregon and SWWA Carpenters- fill out your bargaining card here!

Authorization to bargain

I hereby authorize the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (hereinafter the “International”) and/or its affiliated, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, to act as my collective bargaining agent for purposes of negotiating my wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment. This authorization applies to my present and future employer engaged in Carpentry work (including all Schedule "A" work classification of the Carpenter trade) to be performed within the territorial jurisdiction of the PNWRCC. With respect to Carpentry work to be performed outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, I authorize the International and/or its affiliated Regional Council having territorial jurisdiction over such area to act as my collective bargaining representative. This authorization can be disclosed to my employer or to a third person for purposes of cross-checking against payroll records in order to verify the Union’s majority status under Section 9 of the National Labor Relations Act. If the Union so desires it can submit this card to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for the purpose of obtaining an NLRB certification election. This authorization shall remain in full force and effect until cancelled by written notice to the Union.
  • Typing your full name above will constitute your signature to authorize the Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters as your collective bargaining agent.

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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