Understanding Our Union

Understanding Our Union

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters represents nearly 27,000 union members and their families from 46 locals in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

We are chartered by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), one of North America’s first unions, and still one of its most vibrant. The UBC represents more than half of a million Carpenters, Floor Coverers, Lathers, Millwrights, Pile Drivers and Industrial workers in the United States and Canada.

As a union, we are dedicated to protecting and elevating the economic and social condition of all workers. We partner with contractors to provide our industry with the best trained, most productive and safest workforce available. The superior productivity and skills that our members bring to the jobsite reward them with pay and benefits that allow them to provide a better life for themselves, their families and communities.

If you are a new North Central States member, learn more about the Regional Council in our New Member Packet (log-in is required).

Our Union Structure

Locals, Training and Council Buildings

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters represents nearly 27,000 union members and their families from 46 locals in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The Carpenters Training Institute offers 16 Training Centers and Campuses throughout the North Central States region to apprentices and journeypeople.

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