New Skill Advancement Classes

New Skill Advancement classes have been added to our schedule. Construction Management - Lean Construction is one of the newest classes. This class will explain what Lean Construction is, how the trades working together to will be better for the project, and how the carpenter will be affected by the new scheduling. Construction Technology - [...]


New 2020 Skill Advancement Courses Online

The Carpenter Skill Advancement Program (CSAP) schedule through the end of 2020 is now online. Hardware and OSHA classes fill up fast. To ensure a spot in the class you want, sign up online and submit a Course Registration Fee check to become registered for the class. Worst case is that we send it back [...]


COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification

Eligible UBC members can now use the CITF's Learning Management System to take an online course to be trained in ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) Awareness and/or COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification. UBC members who are trained provide much needed expertise in this crisis to ensure that proper protocol is followed and proper containment measures are being [...]


Unemployment Assistance

All Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters members who need help applying for unemployment benefits have access to FREE services provided by Union Legal Services through our partnership with the Midwest Coalition of Labor. For members that don't have access to a computer or need additional assistance, they will fill out the forms and do the filing for [...]


Open House in June Cancelled.

Due to the current health situation in Illinois, we decided to cancel the upcoming Open House that was scheduled for June 6, 2020. Thank you to all of those that were ready to participate in this. Right now, there are no plans on having this rescheduled in 2020. We will post any new dates when [...]


Training Centers Open May 4, 2020

We will be opening the training centers on May 4, 2020 for training classes. Apprentice and Skill Advancement classes will start running on their normal schedules. Apprentices that have had classes cancelled during our shutdown: We are working hard to schedule those classes into the next schedule. Since we want all Apprentices to complete their [...]


ICRA Refresher Available Online

The UBC has released a new online ICRA: Best Practices in Healthcare Construction Refresher available to all members that are eligible - expired less than 1 year. In order to do this refresher course, you will need to visit and click on the "Members" tab in the upper right corner. Scroll down to "UBC [...]


Important Welfare Fund Improvements

WELFARE BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS DECLARED FOR ACTIVE MEMBERSDear Brothers and Sisters:I have some exciting news to share that will help us get through these difficult times. Over the past week our leadership team has been working hard on your behalf to negotiate Welfare Fund improvements that will benefit our active members and their families during the [...]

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