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Welcome to the website of Carpenters' Local 243. This website has been established for a more modern way to communicate with its members and contractors. Also to provide basic information for people or groups who are interested in our services, or interested in becoming a member of our Local. For years Local 243 has answered to the call of our members, contractors, and our community.

For our members this website will provide a easier way to stay connected and informed with local Union events and Union events nationwide. Also it will provide a list of contacts and information useful to our members. For Contractors, our business is to supply the demand of skilled manpower. With members rigorously trained in Concrete Form work, Exterior Framing, Interior Systems, Scaffolding, and many other areas of Commercial Carpentry. We are here, ready to work!

For the general public, this website will give you a basic gateway to understand who we are and what our business is about. Also will provide the needed information for anyone interested in a career as a Union Carpenter. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters offers a 4 year Apprenticeship training program to qualified applicants. You will be trained in a vast array of skills needed to get the job done properly and in a timely fashion. 

Thank you for visiting our web site. We encourage you to contact us if you would like more information. This site is a work in progress visit often for updates and feel free to browse the contents. 

Carpenters Bill of Rights

The Carpenters' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities is simple, direct, and fair:

Our Bill of Rights says: Here's what we believe. Here's what we stand for. Here are the basic rights of every working carpenter: union and non-union.
But with rights come responsibilities, and no one knows that better than we do. We know that it is the responsibility of every carpenter to provide a good day's work and to produce a craftsman's product in return.

All working people have a right to:
• A good job with benefits
• A living wage that can support a family
• Security and dignity in work and retirement
• A safe and secure workplace
• Education and training to reach our full potential

With rights come responsibilities:
• Being productive, efficient workers
• Producing work of the highest quality—work that we stand behind
• Improving our communities
• Helping fellow workers achieve safety and security in the workplace
• Being active citizens and informed voters 


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