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We are leveraging our more than 135-year history to prepare for tomorrow by training, educating, and representing the next generation of construction professionals. Take a moment to see how the UBC is standing strong and building tomorrow.

For Our Members

Opportunities for membership, education, skills training, and job advancement are open to all. Across the United States and Canada, everything our Brotherhood does strives to help individual members succeed today and build a better future.

Fitness Initiative

The UBC International Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) Committee has launched a new initiative to help UBC members Stay Fit for Work with the slogan ‘Move Better, Work Better, Live Better’.

UBC Leading the Way

With over a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries, the UBC is leveraging our more than 135-year history to prepare for tomorrow by training, educating, and representing the next generation of construction professionals. Click below to see how UBC is leading the way.

TAUC Craftperson
UBC Member, Kevin Knowlton, Named 2017 TAUC Craftperson of the Year

Kevin is a General Foreman and member of Millwrights Pile Drivers Local Union 1090, which represents parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

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journey-level SIB carpenter
Sister In the Brotherhood Offers Hope & Confidence

Giving back to the community is an important mission for Jen Netherwood, a journey-level carpenter with Portland Oregon's Local 1503 of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council.

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2016 graduating class
2016 Graduating Class of CITF’s Superintendent Career Training

The Superintendent Career Training (SCT) is an 18-month classroom and on-the-job instructional program that prepares participants to be highly skilled construction industry professionals.

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Featured News

Interested in learning more about recent UBC endeavors in both U.S. and Canada? View various news below about UBC events, carpenters’ jobsites, featured members leading the way, and much more.

Apr.04
Protests Against Tax Fraud Across Canada & the United States

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 

Apr.03
Changes in Leadership as Top Officers Retire

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 

Feb.18
The Career Connections Program

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 

Carpenter Magazine

Carpenter Magazine is the official magazine of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) and is distributed to all members as a means to promote union values. Printed annually, Carpenter delivers union insights and information related to current events and issues, local union activities, education and training, member stories, and more. Click below to learn more about the magazine and access digital versions of previously printed issues dating back to 1881.

In Memoriam

To honor and remember those brothers and sisters we’ve lost through the years.

Members in Service

Our Brotherhood salutes those in the UBC who have been called to military service. Click below to view the UBC members who have so bravely stepped up to defend our country.

UBC Videos

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) leads the way to a 21st century union. View our video archive to get more information on our varied crafts, union events, training programs, and more.

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