About Us

Carpenters Local Union No. 272 was chartered on October 6, 1899,and is affiliated with the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council (MACRC) and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America (UBC).  Local 272, with the leadership and support of the CRCC and UBC, is committed to elevating the working standards and livelihoods for all carpenters and their families.

Productive, Efficient and Skilled

Local 272 represents skilled carpenters in the market sectors including but not limited to residential and multifamily construction; high-rise construction; retail construction; green construction; health care/senior living; aviation; highways and bridges; K-12 and higher education facilities; correctional centers; parking structures; and industrial scaffold builders. We are the carpenters skilled in door and architectural hardware.  We are the trim carpenters, the concrete form carpenters and the carpenters who perform interior systems build-outs.

We pride our members on being productive, efficient and skilled so projects are completed to a high standard, and on time and on budget.

Improving the Safety & Comfort of Our Communities

As union carpenters we are the force that improves the safety and comfort of our communities in which our members live and work. The number of charities and non-profit organizations we help support is a great source of satisfaction for all of our members. What we wish for ourselves, we wish for all.

Our Union Label

The label of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners was adopted in 1902 and registered in 1903. It signifies that the product has been made by Brotherhood members working under union conditions and protected by a collective-bargaining agreement. The label appears in one of three forms: a rubber stamp used to place an impression on millwork and manufactured material; a transfer or decal, either color or black-and-white, placed on finished products such as fixtures

The label of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners

The UBC Emblem

In 1884, delegates to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ Fourth General Convention adopted this emblem to serve as a symbol of the union’s ideals. The emblem was originally designed by the old National Union of Carpenters which was organized in September, 1864. More than 130 years after the founding of the UBC, some of the tools within the emblem are no longer common on jobsites. However, all of the design elements and the values they represent remain a vital part of the Brotherhood.

  • The Motto: The inscribed Latin, “Labor Omnia Vincit,” means “Labor Conquers All Things.”
  • The Rule: Signifies the desire of the organization to live by the Golden Rule: “To do unto others as we would wish others to do unto us.”
  • The Compass: Indicates that we shall endeavor to surround our members with better conditions, socially, morally, and intellectually.
  • The Jack Plane: A tool emblematic of the trade.
  • The Colors: Pale blue signifies ideas as pure, clean, and lofty as the skies. The dark red denotes that “labor is honorable,” and that through honorable labor red blood flows through the veins of those who toil.
  • The Shield or base of the Emblem: Indicates that those legally wearing the emblem are morally bound to safeguard and protect the interests of the organization and its members
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners emblem