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Originally designed by the old National Union of Carpenters in 1864, today’s emblem was officially adopted in 1884 by the delegates at the United Brotherhood of Carpenter’s Fourth General Convention. The UBC emblem serves as a symbol of the union’s ideals.
While some of the tools depicted in the emblem are no longer common on job sites, all of the design elements and the values they represent remain vital to the Brotherhood:
Similar elements and symbols appear on our union label, which is affixed to quality products made by UBC members.