Canada Legislative Issues

The Brotherhood’s brand of participatory politics doesn’t get shelved with the yard signs after Election Day. Members are encouraged to attend meetings and public hearing at the federal, provincial and municipal level where issues affecting them are discussed and to reach out directly to the officials they helped elect.

For the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the issues that matter are Carpenters issues.

We work on things that matter to all our members and contractors who employ them, such as:

  • Labour laws that serve worker and honest employers including fair wages, worker safety, taxation, pension’s reform, workers’ compensation, employment insurance, and health and welfare programs.
  • Initiatives that support and promote excellence in training, secure retirement and universal access to healthcare.
  • Government programs, policies and initiatives that promote and grow the middle class.
  • Campaigns against the underground economy which exploits workers through substandard wage rates and no employment insurance and workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Legislative measure that threatens our members and their union such as the recently repealed Bill C-377.
  • Infrastructure funding that creates decent jobs, stimulates the economy and grows the middle class.
  • Greater mobility for our members through the UBC Canadian Travellers Referral System and supporting a construction mobility tax credit.
  • Promotion of responsible energy developments and safe pipelines.

UBC political action means supporting people and policies that support carpenter’s values.