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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 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 
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Statement from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Supporting the Right to Peacefully Protest Change doesn’t come easy. Nothing worth working toward ever does. That is why the right to assemble and freedom of speech are at the core of what these United States are all about. We stand with those who 
To gain some perspective on making it through troubled times, our own UBC history of nearly 139 years reminds us that our skills, ingenuity, leadership, and spirit will help us endure. We took a look through archives of The Carpenter magazine (in continuous publication since 1881) and found compelling examples from more than 100 years 
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule creating Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) for American industries. However, the construction industry has been carved out of the program, thanks in part to opposing comments submitted by many UBC members and contractors. Including construction in IRAPs would have allowed non-union contractors to set