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Participate In CUPP

CUPP is the Carpenters Union Participation Program, a council-wide volunteer effort to make a difference in our local communities.

Participating in volunteer activities is a way to ensure the future of our communities. Whether attending a city council meeting, building a ramp at a vet’s home, fixing a sidewalk for the elderly, or framing a house for Habitat for Humanity, we can leverage our amazing skills to make a difference in people’s lives.

Besides making the Union and our communities stronger, CUPP provides many benefits to members and our families.

Benefits of CUPP

Members who volunteer a minimum of six (6) hours between January 1st and June 30th will receive a $250 stipend. Members who volunteer a minimum of six (6) hours through July 1st and December 31st, will receive another $250 stipend, for a total stipend of $500 a year.

Members who volunteer more than 12 hours a year are eligible for CUPP rewards. The CUPP Rewards catalogue is emailed directly to eligible participants once a year. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive a catalogue, please contact your CUPP manager.

Members who volunteer a total of 24 or more hours during the calendar year are eligible to apply for up to $500.00 from one of the Participation Has Its Benefits (PHIB) funds. The PHIB program has the following six funds available to qualified members:

  • Legal Assistance
  • On the Job Injury Assistance
  • U.S. Savings Bond Purchase
  • Member Medical Assistance
  • Boots/Tools Purchase
  • Tuition and Educational Assistance: click here for a list of approved Vocational, Trade, and Training Programs

Contact your local CUPP Manager or CUPP Coordinator with any questions.

Ready to get started? Click on your state to find your CUPP team.