About the UBC

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) is one of North America’s largest building trades unions, with over a half-million members. With pride in our more than 135-year history, we lead the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals. Learn more about UBC below.

21st Century Union

With more than 135-years of experience in the construction industry, we recognize that our continued success depends on continuing to be a model 21st century union—one with a laser focus on providing unmatched support for our members, highly skilled tradespeople for our contractors, and leadership for the industry.

Leadership & Structure

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters prides itself on being a democratic organization. Members elect their leaders, and each member has a say in how the UBC is operated and governed.

Douglas J. McCarron
Douglas J. McCarron
General President
Doug Banes
Doug Banes
General Vice President
Frank Spencer
Frank Spencer
Second General Vice President
Andris J. Silins
Andris J. Silins
General Secretary-Treasurer

Stats at a Glance

Did you know there are 26 regional and district councils geographically aligned with today’s construction markets – 7 in Canada and 19 in the United States? Learn more about the United Brotherhood of Carpenters by clicking below.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters

International Training Center

Training, Education, & Industry Outreach

Our Diverse Workforce

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters understands that keeping up with today’s construction industry means adapting its workforce to reflect the needs of our contractors and their customers. Attention to workforce development permeates the Brotherhood, with programs meant to cultivate interest in a UBC career from military veterans, women, minorities, and today’s youth.