About Us

Carpenters Local 1027 was charted on January 1, 1984 (Formed by merging the following locals; 341 Near North Side Polish , 1367 North Side Swedish,1784 North Side German, 1786 North Side, 1922 South Side Mixed) and is affiliated with the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council (MACRC) and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Jointers of America (UBC). Local 1027 with the leadership and support of the CRCC and the UBC, is committed to elevating the quality, working standards and livelihood for all carpenters and their family.

Productive, Efficient and Skilled

Local 1027 represents skilled carpenters, cabinetmakers, stair builders and exhibit and display makers in a market sector including but not limited to residential and multifamily millwork construction, retail construction, green construction health care/senior living, aviation, museum , exhibit display, schools, trim carpenters, millwork installers and exhibit display installers.

We pride our hard working men and woman who have dedicated generations on hardworking union values, quality workmanship and professionalism that personify the tenets established by the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council and who are productive, efficient and skilled so projects are completed to a high standard of quality, and on time and or under budget.

Improving the Safety & Comfort of our Communities

As union carpenters we are the force that improves the safety and comfort of our community in which our members live and work. The number of charities and non-profit organizations we help support is a great source of satisfaction for all of our members. What we wish for ourselves we wish for all.

The label of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners was adopted in 1902 and registered in 1903. It signifies that the product has been made by Brotherhood members working under union conditions and protected by a collective-bargaining agreement. The label appears in one of three forms: a rubber stamp used to place an impression on millwork and manufactured material; a transfer or decal, either color or black-and-white, placed on finished products such as fixtures.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of American seal

n 1884, delegates to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ Fourth General Convention adopted this emblem to serve as a symbol of the union’s ideals. The emblem was originally designed by the old National Union of Carpenters which was organized in September, 1864.

More than 130 years after the founding of the UBC, some of the tools within the emblem are no longer common on jobsites. However, all of the design elements and the values they represent remain a vital part of the Brotherhood.

  • The Motto:  The inscribed Latin, “Labor Omnia Vincit,” means “Labor Conquers All Things.”
  • The Rule: Signifies the desire of the organization to live by the Golden Rule: “To do unto others as we would wish others to do unto us.”
  • The Compass: Indicates that we shall endeavor to surround our members with better conditions, socially, morally, and intellectually.
  • The Jack Plane: A tool emblematic of the trade.
  • The Colors: Pale blue signifies ideas as pure, clean, and lofty as the skies. The dark red denotes that “labor is honorable,” and that through honorable labor red blood flows through the veins of those who toil.
  • The Shield or base of the Emblem: Indicates that those legally wearing the emblem are morally bound to safeguard and protect the interests of the organization and its members

UBC seal: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America