Carpenters Union Supports DOL Decision Rescinding Low-Quality Apprenticeship Programs*

Washington, DC—The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (“UBC”) supports the Department of Labor’s recent repeal of the Trump-era rule on Industry- Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPS). “DOL-recognized apprenticeship programs in the building trades are one of our country’s most successful paths into fulfilling, middle-class careers. And the success of established apprenticeship programs is 

Simpler Sign-In Process in Place to Access UBC Members-Only Content*

Simpler sign on UBC

An upgrade to the UBC Members-Only website portal and the Mobile App is making it easier to sign in with basic information such as your UBCID and date of birth. Previously you had to remember and have access to the email address associated with your member record in order to recover your username or reset 

UBC Webinar on Vaccination*

vaccination webinar

Thousands of UBC members took part in a special webinar where UBC General President Douglas J. McCarron laid out the plan for reopening the International Training Center (ITC).  He explained that all participants coming to the ITC for training will have to be fully vaccinated. As President McCarron said, “All of our jobsites have safety requirements 

An Architect of UBC Skills Training, Bill Irwin Retires*

After nearly 50 years as a UBC member, Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) Executive Director Bill Irwin retired at the end of 2020. Perhaps it’s fitting that the leader of the UBC’s training programs since 2003 finished his own apprenticeship number one in his class and winner of his program’s Golden Hammer apprenticeship award.   

New DET Course Explores How US Government Works*

During every election season, UBC members work to help elect candidates who care about issues affecting union carpenters, our families and our communities. Political activism has been a hallmark of our union throughout our history. Between elections, many members also take part in educating office holders on our priorities and pushing legislative issues at all 

COVID Course Milestone*

COVID Awareness Course Numbers Pass 50,000 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge all of us, but construction work continues—and members are in high demand on projects of all kinds, thanks to the impact of UBC training. The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) recently announced a milestone in its effort to keep UBC members safely on