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Gone are the days of worrying about carrying your individual, wallet-sized Training Verification Card (TVC) to present to potential employers! The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) is excited to provide our membership with the ease of accessing your TVC via the ‘UBC Mobile’ app. If you’re not already familiar with the TVC, the UBC’s CITF 
It’s estimated that one in five contractors are guilty of committing federal tax fraud. What does this mean for you? It means that you, your family, our communities, co-workers and law-abiding contractors are being ripped off! Tax fraud isn’t an accident. It’s a deliberate and vicious act that has unfortunately become a major epidemic within 
After many years of dedicated service, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) said goodbye to two respected colleagues who retired on April 1 – Douglas J. Banes, UBC General Vice President and Andris J. Silins, UBC General Secretary-Treasurer. Combined Banes and Silins have more than 50 years of service on the 
The UBC’s Career Connections program continues to see an impressive rise in both community support and participation. Created and published by the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF), this unique program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn first-hand the required skills and values for having a successful career as a carpenter after they 
This week, Sisters and Brothers in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) gather to learn, share, network, and communicate their hopes, ideas, questions, and suggestions in response to the 2018 Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) Conference’s theme of “It’s Time!”. The theme, It’s Time!, is appropriate given the recent and exciting news about the UBC 
In late 2017, the UBC’s Department of Education and Training piloted a new program in their Leadership Development series: The 212 Journeymen: Next Level UBC Leaders program. This program works towards the goal of developing the “Total Professional” and brings participants who have successfully completed the UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong future program