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We are leveraging our more than 140-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 140-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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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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SIB diver
UBC Member & Sister In the Brotherhood, Alexis Pope

Pope became certified as a diver in Louisiana but work was scarce following an oil spill, so she moved to California. When asking around for work she was advised to go to the Union.

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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.

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Sep.03
Remembering September 11, 2001

Today’s youngest UBC members working in New York City don’t remember the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers that defined Manhattan’s skyline for decades. But the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, allows us to reflect on events that changed the world forever—and reinforced for many UBC members the bonds that we share as union brothers and sisters. We remember and honor the lives of the 18 members of our union who were lost that day. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of these UBC brothers, ranging in age from 21 to 53, who left for work that morning and never returned.

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Aug.26
The UBC Turns 140!

Every day we remember what we learned at our founding in 1881—we are stronger when we stay united. That’s why we’ve put together an anniversary page to showcase how the UBC has grown through the years while still maintaining its core values. Visit our anniversary page regularly in 2021 for stories from the UBC’s proud history 

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Aug.02
U.S. Department of Labor Rescinds Trump Administration’s Joint Employer Rule

The UBC applauds the decision of the U.S. Department of Labor to rescind the Trump Administration’s Joint Employer Rule.  This rule, which hurt workers, ignored decades of case law and was unsupported by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), was struck down in federal court last year for similar reasons.  “This is a welcome decision,” 

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.

Honorary Members

The UBC congratulates the men and women who have earned Honorary Member status by having 50-years of continuous membership.

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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U.S. Members

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