Why Participation Matters
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America has existed longer than any other skilled trade because of its members’ willingness to organize and fight for the rights of all carpenters. The success of our union today depends on the participation of each and every one of our members. The actions you take today will have a profound effect on our Union tomorrow.
The Member-Union Participation Program allows our carpenters to take part in highly visible activities that protect workers’ wages and benefits. Every active member of the NRCC must fulfill his or her Participation requirement by volunteering up to two days per calendar year in Council sanctioned events.
Membership Union Participation Program
Members will receive written notification of their randomly assigned Participation dates and the Locals will send each member a reminder call at least two days before the event.
Members assigned specific dates may choose another NRCC member to participate as a stand-in for a particular date and location. However, in the event the stand-in fails to participate in the scheduled activity, the assigned member will be held responsible for making up his/her assigned day.
Each member who fails to take part in this program during the calendar year will be charged a dues assessment. The assessments are not meant to be punitive, but are designed to underscore the importance of NRCC members coming out and supporting their Union’s activities.
The success of the Member-Union Participation program depends on all members becoming visibly active in Union events. Our visible solidarity will send a strong message to public and private interests that carpenters stand united in our efforts to obtain more work opportunities, protect our area standards, and increase membership for our Brotherhood.