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The Brotherhood’s brand of participatory politics doesn’t get shelved with the yard signs after Election Day. Members are encouraged to attend government meetings and public hearings where issues affecting them are discussed and to reach out directly to the officials they helped elect.
We work on the things that matter to all of our members and the contractors who employ them, such as:
UBC political action means supporting people and policies that support carpenter’s values. Read more about these issues below.
Right-to-work is the misleading legislation that gave the upper hand to corporations when negotiating labor contracts, effectively lowering the earning potential of skilled carpenters and union members.
In December 2015, Congress passed a new $305 billion Highway Funding bill that will generate hundreds of thousands of construction jobs. This desperately needed bill came after years of advocating for reasonable infrastructure spending by the UBC and its members, along with the Hardhats for Highways coalition.