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The United Brotherhood of Carpenters has a long, proud and very distinguished history. It began in 1881, when 36 carpenters from 11 cities met to form a national union with a constitution, a structure and two thousand charter members. From those humble beginnings arose a powerful political and economic force, setting the standards for wages, benefits, conditions and quality on every project in the United States. Much has changed in a century, but growth still rests on reaching out and opening doors to all working carpenters.

More on our history

Learn more about the history of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in The Road to Dignity.