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Washington, DC— The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) announced today its support of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s final rule on determining employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The rule rescinds and replaces the 2021 rule that the USDOL rushed to implement 
It’s not unusual for UBC members to take roundabout paths to reach the doorway of an apprenticeship training center. In particular, women historically have often come later to the idea of pursuing a “non-traditional” career like construction.   That was true of Roxanne Neilson, whose pathway has been especially remarkable. Spoiler alert, she views her apprenticeship 
If you are a union carpenter and a fan of the Tough As Nails television series, you already know about the UBC members who were cast to be part of the show’s latest season (Season Four).   Local 714 member Sergio Robles and Local 909 member Jorge Zavala, both of Southern California, started their journeys to 
Lake Placid Rink
In the world of winter sports, few venues are more storied than the Lake Placid Olympic Center, in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Many legends focus around the Center’s two stints hosting the Winter Olympic Games: the third-ever games, in 1932, and the U.S. underdog hockey triumph over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Games’ 
Washington, DC— The United Brotherhood of Carpenters released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address last night: “President Biden’s agenda reflects the needs of hard-working Americans – lowering prescription drug costs, investing in American manufacturing, and increasing wages for working families,” said Douglas J. McCarron, General President of the 
If you are a UBC contractor who works in floorcovering, you probably know John McGrath’s name. Since 1997, McGrath has been instrumental in building the union’s INSTALL program, which was created to unite floorcovering members with contractors and manufacturers to establish and maintain the industry’s highest specification standards and provide the best-trained installers in North