The Archive

Past features, news, and special reports from

Featured Stories

Michigan Deployed Members Gets Christmas Surprise from Fellow UBC Brothers

Minnesota Carpenters Spark a Holidazzle

NFL Star Helps North Central States Build Military Vet a Home

Threats of Trans-Pacific Partnership Exposed

Huge Dam Enhancement Project Serves California Fish, Farmers 

Tennessee TVA Power Plant Water-Cooling Unit is World's Largest 

Union Skills, Spirit at Work in Joplin, Mo., Tornado Recovery 

Alaska Members, Contractor Work as Partners to Lock Up Work 

Bay Bridge Among U.S. Infrastructure Being Built in China

Southern Millwrights Form 11-State Council

Member Efforts Boost New Stadium in Miami

Record-Setting Bridge in West Virginia

Raising Awareness of Worker Issues in Nova Scotia 


Canada: News & Notes

In the Oil Sands, UBC Carpenters and Millwrights are Busy

News & Notes

UBC Members Score Big in Venue Construction

Productivity and Positive Attitude Pays at Irving Refinery

Military Veterans Reach New Heights as UBC Canadian Scaffolders

Pacific Northwest Millwrights at Coulee Dam Take on World Class Project

New England Apprentices Help "Boston Cares" Build Beds for Children in Need

Southern Carpenters and Millwrights Help Turk Power Plant Earn National Recognition

Millwrights Problem-Solve Under Extreme Conditions

NYC Carpenters Tackle Enormous Hudson Yards Project

UBC Members Keep North Dakota Power Plant Humming

Wisconsin Carpenters Drive Expansion, Additions for 31-Mile Highway

California Pile Drivers Keep Mission Bay on Solid Footing

Floorlayers Set Foundation for Winter Olympics TV Studio

CITF Director Reappointed National Apprenticeship Advisory Committee

Wisconsin Carpenters Construct Authentic Danish Windmill

Southern Millwrights Man Hours Jump by One Million Over Previous Year

Nebraska Carpenters Use Green Building Skills for Corporate Campus Project

INSTALL Brings Flooring Industry Leaders Together for Collaborative Effort

Time-Lapse Video of "Freedom Tower" at Ground Zero, Now Tallest Building in NYC

Energy: Wind Powers into the Mainstream

New England Council, Contractors Build New Teaching Hospital in Stricken Haiti 

Labor & Management "Pay it Forward" to Help Tornado Victim

John Ibach: Veteran of Trade, UBC, and WWII Marks his 70-Year Membership 

Two New York City District Council Sisters Honored by the Construction Industry

Pacific Northwest Regional Council Elects Three Female Members to Executive Board

SW Council Grants Hope to Diving for Disabled Vets 

Linda Quiring: A Lifetime of Skill and Sharing 

Training and Attitude Make Arkansas Millwright a "Go-to-Guy" 

St. Louis, NYC Carpenters’ Skills Help Projects Win Top Awards

NYC Members Craft Home for 19th-Century Wooden Water Pipes

Chicago Charity, UBC, Job Corps a ‘Perfect Fit’ 

Millcab Contractor Delivers Complex Job With Union Skill, BIM/3-D

Preserving 140-Year-Old Window-making Craftsmanship

Convention Care Packages on Target With Marines Overseas

500 Carpenters Build North America's Largest Auto Show

Native Americans Learn Carpenter Skills

Chicago Floor Coverers Volunteer to Build Synthetic Ice Rink

Partnership Brings Praise for Philadelphia Flooring Project

Apprentices Build Shelters for Haiti

NYC Volunteers Bring New Life to Old School

Chicago Job Corps, Carpenters Help Developmentally Disabled

New Edition of “Wage Theft in America” Adds Chapter on Payroll Fraud

Carpenters Industrial Council Unites to Fight Economy’s “Gross Imbalance”

41 Follow Up

Joplin Follow-Up: Truly “a Brotherhood of Carpenters” as Members Rebuild Member’s Home

Larry Haun, 1931-2011: The Carpenter’s Carpenter

Union Expertise Pays Off on Key Projects at Pennsylvania Casino

Story Update: Member Action Wins $31K for Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

Messages From General President
Douglas J. McCarron & the UBC

Remembering 9/11 

Labor Day Message 2011

Supporting the American Jobs Act

Training & Skills

More Training Centers = More Skills/Safety/Productivity from UBC Crews

2015's Stand-Down for Safety Coverage

Stand-Down for Safety: OSHA Declares Job Site Safety Week June 2-6

Louisiana Earns States First Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Special Report: Energy Sector Training

USGBC Recognizes UBC Training

UBC International Training Center, 10 Years Strong

Ohio Carpenter Wins Drywall Olympics 

Pennsylvania Mill-Cab Instructor Wins National Award

Safety Training Truly a Lifesaver for Michigan Members

New Training Tank Lets Divers Raise Skills Under Water

Training in New Product Adds to INSTALL Expertise in Health Care Market 

Mid-Atlantic Council Goes Custom-Built for Training

Stay Healthy: Warm Up Before Work

Connecticut Apprentice Names First National "Boot" Award Recipient

St. Louis Apprenticeship Program Earns Two Federal Awards

Rigging & Signaler Certification Program

Contractors & The Industry

McCarron Tells Industry Insiders: Support Honest Employers by
Fighting Payroll Fraud

UBC Welcomes Industry Leaders to ITC 

Members Work Hard to Lock Up a Big Project in Alaska 

UBC Skills Help Contractor Use BIM/3-D on Complex Mill-Cab Job 

INSTALL Team Wins Praise for Villanova Flooring Work 


Political Action

Members Make Themselves Heard in Oregon Legislature

Congress Ignores Constituents, Passes Trade Deals for Korea, Panama and Colombia; See How Each Member Voted

Analysis: Korea Trade Deal Will Cost Thousands of U.S. Jobs 

Member Glenn Marshall Named Conn. Commissioner of Labor 

McCarron Speaks Out on Payroll Fraud in Top Industry Newsletter 


Carpenter Magazine Back Issues

2015 Convention Call Issue - USA

2015 - Convention Call Issue - Canada

2014 USA

2014 Canada

2013 USA

2013 Canada

2012 USA

2012 Canada

2011 USA

2011 Canada

2010 USA

2010 Canada


UBC 40th General Convention
August 16-19, 2010

Convention Overview

Day 1 Highlights

Day 2 Highlights

Day 3 Highlights

Day 4 Highlights