Who We Represent

Being a carpenter means being part of a proud tradition. Carpenters are vital to the success of every construction project. We build the roads, schools, power plants, hospitals, office buildings, stores, and homes that make up our communities. Without us, civilization ceases to be.

Earning a living as a carpenter is a noble profession, but it is not an easy one. If you earn a living with your hands and your back you deserve a good wage, with decent benefits, fair working conditions and a pension that will allow you to retire with dignity.

We are the Carpenters Union. We are a tradition of craftsmanship, a history of making sure the job is done right. We are carpenters standing together, shoulder to shoulder, to make sure that all craftsmen get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

The Carpenters Union has been fighting to protect working carpenters since 1881. On this site you will find information on what it means to be a part of that great tradition. If you have any questions, please call the Local Union office nearest you and ask for more information.

We represent 50,000 men and women working in the following crafts:

Concrete Form Carpenters




Finish Carpenters


Industrial Carpenters

Cabinet Makers

Cabinet Installers

Bridge Builders

Scaffold Erectors

Acoustical Ceiling Installers

Pile Drivers

Modular Furniture Installers


Terrazzo Installers

Residential Carpenters

Floor Installers