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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.

May.20
Learning Resilience Through Our History

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 

Apr.23
Member Action Protects Union Apprenticeships

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 

Jun.18
Real-Time, Mobile Training Reports for UBC Members

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 

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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