In 1881, Peter J. McGuire helped found the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. In 1882, he proposed the idea of Labour Day to become a national holiday. Peter J. McGuire is now known as the founder of Labour Day.
This Labour day, we want to remember our past and continue to build our future. We are stronger in numbers and we would like to thank all our membership for their continued strength and dedication. We would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Labour Day weekend.
On August 12th, 1881, Peter J. McGuire organized a convention in Chicago for 36 carpenters from 11 different cities. And with that, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters was born.
From 1881 to 2020, our union has accomplished so much. We’ve weathered many storms, but always come out stronger. As we continue to mentor and educate the newest generation of union carpenters, we always uphold the UBC’s legacy of hard work, top-notch training, and strong leadership.
Yesterday we had an exciting day at each of the offices across Atlantic Canada. We held our very first Virtual Delegate Convention and elected our ACRC Executive. We want to say a big thank you to all our ACRC Delegates for participating and for everyone who ran for positions.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Too all of our Indigenous members, we celebrate today with you!
This past April, Blake was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive and potentially terminal brain cancer, which in Blake case, cannot be removed with surgery. The only treatment will be chemotherapy and radiation. Now, although this diagnosis is terrifying, especially in a time when COVID 19 makes it difficult for people to visit, hug, and support Blake physically, we can all support Blake and his beautiful family financially. We are reaching out to each and everyone of you, as Blake’s friends and co-workers, for your help.
Over the last couple months, there have been many members join together and shave their head to support Brother Blake. If you are able, please contribute what you can, even the smallest donation can go a long way.
For those of you that know Blake, know that he has a boxing background, which explains his great exercise and workout routines, but it also means that he is the definition of a FIGHTER! We know that he is going to put all his strength and energy into knocking Glioblastoma out, but he is going to need all of us in his corner for every single round!
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries. We are leveraging our 130-year history to prepare for tomorrow by training, educating, and representing the next generation of construction professionals.