Retired Members

Our retirees don’t quit when they hang up their tool belts. Many of them are among our most active members when it comes to community service and social activities. Among our retiree initiatives:

Food Bank
Twin Cities area Retirees run a weekly food bank to assist members and their families who are out of work. The food bank is open every Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Regional Council’s Minnesota offices at 710 Olive Street, Saint Paul.
Want to donate?
Donations of cash and nonperishable items can be dropped off weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Regional Council’s Minnesota offices, or mailed to: Food Bank, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, 700 Olive Street, Saint Paul, MN 55130.

Military Union Care Program
Every month, retirees in some areas meet to send a care package to members who are on active duty in any branch of the U.S. military. Retirees also stay in contact with the members’ families.

Do you know a union member who is deployed on active duty in the military? To have a care package sent to them, send their name, Local, military address, rank, APO, and UBC I.D. number to Bernie Schmidt at

Volunteers for our Kids Build events at Mayo Clinic in Rochester are largely comprised of retirees.