For Members

Our mission is to stand strong together and provide our members with information, services and the resources to succeed in today’s marketplace.  We are dedicated to guarantee that every member has rights in the workplace, a fair wage and hope for the future through strong advocacy and direct action.

Some of the benefits of being a Union Carpenter

The Carpenters Union benefits are the best in the industry. They are established through collective bargaining between union and management representatives and administered by Trustees equally representing both sides. For every hour a carpenter works employers contribute specified amounts to cover the member’s benefits.

  • Wages: Our members enjoy the wages, working conditions and benefits that allow them to provide a decent living for themselves and their families. Download the 2022-2023 Commercial Central Region Wage/Fringe Benefit Rates.
  • Health Benefits: The Carpenters’ Health Benefits Fund provides family coverage to all members who meet the requirements under the collective bargaining agreements, employers are required to contribute to the Health Fund on behalf of Carpenters that they employ.
  • Annuity: The Annuity Plan is an individual account plan to which employers make contributions for each hour that a member works in covered employment.
  • Pension: The Carpenters’ Pension Fund entitles our members to earn a monthly income payable at retirement.  
  • Skilled Advancement Training: We provide career advancement through specialized Journeymen training courses taught by qualified instructors at no cost to the members.
  • Apprentice Training Program: Our commitment to training builds the skilled, productive workforce that is in demand today and the future needs of tomorrow.