How to Join

Journeyman Carpenters

We strongly suggest contacting the Local Union at 630-323-1027 for complete information on joining the Carpenters Union Local 1027.

Requirements are as follows:

  • A letter on Company letterhead stating that you have been or will be hired as a journeyman carpenter. This letter must include:
    • Name
    • Social security number
    • Address & phone

You must be prepared to pay Initiation fees and dues payments in cash or money order only at time of application. Initiation Fees for NEW MEMBERS are $494.

Apprentice Carpenters

Requirements are as follows:

  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s License or state ID
  • Must have officially sealed High School Transcripts showing completion of two (2) years of High School (minimum 8 credits) OR G.E.D Certificate OR High School Diploma
  • Must have an “original” Social Security Card or receipt showing a duplicate card has been applied for
  • Must be physically fit to WORK as a carpenter
  • Must pass a “drug test”

Union Contractor

A letter of intent to employ the candidate from a “union” contractor must be obtained and submitted at time of filing an application.

Local Union

A letter of recommendation from a Local Union affiliated with the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council must be obtained by the candidate and submitted at the time of filing an application. Find the location of your nearest local.