The history of the Atlantic Canada Regional Council dates back to 1884 when its first Local was formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1885, Local 83 received its charter from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and since then the UBC has continued to grow in Atlantic Canada.
The ACRC was formed on June 2, 2011 when delegates attending the founding meeting of the Council unanimously passed a resolution to endorse the decision of UBC General President Douglas J. McCarron to establish a new Regional Council to represent the UBC in Atlantic Canada.
The ACRC is the result of the consolidation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers; the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers; the New Brunswick Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers; and Cape Breton Carpenters’ Local 1588.
“We must elevate the craft, protect its interests, advance wages, reduce the hours of labor, spread correct economic doctrines and cultivate a spirit of fraternity among the working people regardless of creed, color, nationality or politics. These principles are the foundation of our organization.”
– Peter J. McGuire (Founding Father of the UBC)