United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America
130 years of serving, protecting and organizing Carpenters
Good wages - Excellent Benefits - Safe Working Conditions
are not Voluntarily offered by Employers.
They are achieved through Unity.
Do you want
- To protect yourself and your family with excellent medical benefits?
- To plan for the future with a great retirement package?
Your employers receive all this, and much more.
If you do not have the salary, health benefits, retirement benefits training and safe working conditions needed to protect your family and achieve your goals, we can help...
You owe it to yourself and your family to take advantage of all we have to offer.
You have nothing to lose, and much to gain.
By organizing, Union Carpenters gain a stronger collective voice in the industry. When we work together in a union, we can negotiate with employers from a position that allows us to improve our standard of living. That means decent wages, health benefits, training programs, a pension and an annuity. It also allows us to negotiate better work rules such as safety and overtime. Then carpenters and their families can thrive in the industry and retire with dignity after a career in construction More >
Rights and Responsibilities
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the UBCJA or UBC) believes that all carpenters are entitled to decent treatment and compensation for their work. That's been the basis of our work since PJ McGuire founded the Carpenters Union in 1881. Since then we've worked to establish industry standards for wages, benefits and working conditions through collective bargaining. In addition, we believe that employers who bargain in good faith deserve employees who produce for their company. After all, carpenters can't be successful if their employer is not successful. More >
35 Things Your Employer Cannot Do If you want to be Union
Engage in open or undercover surveillance of employees’ union organizing activities, or give the impression that the employees are under surveillance (such as by sending supervisors to spy on union meetings, watching the union hall, encouraging other employees to engage in surveillance); More >
What does a Union Carpenter get?
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Disability Benefits and Workman's Compensation Supplements
Life and Accidental Death Insurance Benefits
Retirement Benefits (Pension, Annuity, Savings Plan)
Guaranteed Wages and Wage Increases
Safe Working Conditions
In the Philadelphia area contact the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters at 215-569-1634.
Elsewhere contact the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America at 202-546-6206