United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)

The mission of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) is straightforward: To gain 70% market share in the construction industry. The UBC provides better training, better performance and better lives for our members, their families and our communities.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) dates back to 1881 when the UBC led the fight that changed American workplaces forever — the fight to create the 8-hour workday.

Today, the UBC continues to lead the fight to make sure our members, and all construction professionals, earn the wages, benefits and working conditions they deserve in exchange for the skill and productivity they bring to the job.

The UBC mobilizes to make life better for all workers.

The UBC promotes and defines industry standards such as job safety, prevailing wages, strong apprenticeship training, and opportunities for career advancement. The Union and its members fight for fair economic and trade policies at every level in the public and private sectors, and continues to expose unscrupulous developers and contractors who drag down area standards, exploit workers and cheat communities. The Carpenters Union proudly partners with union contractors to raise the standards of the industry, as well as the standard of living for all construction professionals.

Our union begins with you.

The UBC has nearly half of a million members organized into hundreds of Local Unions across the U.S.  Within Local Unions, members stand together and connect with one another at social and volunteer events. Local meetings give members an opportunity to voice questions and concerns, and elect delegates who will represent members and guide the direction of Regional Councils in the UBC.

Carpenters Bill of Rights and Responsibilities


UBC District and Council Map

UBC map