A great trade. A great opportunity.
Construction is an ever-evolving industry. From new techniques to new materials, our union and our members are able to adapt to meet and even anticipate those changes. The current industry revolves around complex subcontracting relationships with contractors who specialize in certain aspects of construction. Carpenters and affiliated trades workers in the union work for contractors that provide a variety of work. Our members are among the most well-trained and highly-skilled in the industry.
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters represents one trade with many crafts. Our members touch nearly every aspect of a construction project; they’re frequently first on the job and the last to leave. Carpenters work on institutional, residential and commercial projects utilizing their skill and experience, which are enriched by the comprehensive training programs made available to every union member.
Carpenters make up the largest single group of skilled workers in the country. To be a carpenter is to be a member of one of the oldest and most respected trades in the world.
Experienced carpenters may join the union as journey-level members. Find the Local that represents the city/town you live in and contact them directly to learn about the application process. For those starting out in the industry or who may not quite meet the standards for a journey-level carpenter, learn more about the union’s apprenticeship program, which offers a comprehensive training curriculum that develops the most skilled crafts workers in the industry.