21st Century Union

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with over a half million members working in the construction and wood-products industries. The UBC is committed to providing the next generation of construction professionals with the tools and resources they need to succeed in a demanding and competitive business.

Focus On

United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ members succeed when their employers succeed. Read on to learn more about the UBC’s commitment to a variety of partnerships.

Job Corps

The UBC is proud to participate in the highly successful educational effort of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program. Job Corps eases the way from youth into responsible adulthood.

The UBC Emblem

Originally designed by the old National Union of Carpenters in 1864, today’s emblem was officially adopted in 1884 by the delegates at the United Brotherhood of Carpenter’s Fourth General Convention. The UBC emblem serves as a symbol of the union’s ideals. Click below for more information.

The Union Label

The label of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America identifies products made by UBC members working under union conditions and protected by collective bargaining agreements.


Learn about the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ roots, from our founding through years of growth to where we are today.