Welcome to Carpenters Local 271.
We are located in the central Willamette valley in Eugene Oregon and serve all of greater Oregon. With nearly 1500 members in construction and wood products industries our members enjoy fair pay, good benefits, safe working conditions, and pension upon retirement. To find out more about our organization and the benefits of membership please spend some time reviewing our website. Individuals interested in joining should contact our local office.
In August 1881, 36 carpenters from 11 cities met in a Chicago warehouse and formed the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
The founding members were out on jobs sites, knocking on doors to unite all workers in a common goal – better pay and better working conditions by standing together. Although their plan was simple, it was extremely effective.
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly 500,000 members in the construction and wood-products industries nationwide. Local 271 is a part of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters which has over 28,000 carpenters, piledrivers, drywallers, millwrights, trade show workers, shipwrights, exterior/interior specialists, scaffold erectors, industrial and mill workers, insulators and related craft workers who work together on the job site and in their communities to maintain and improve safety, wages, benefits, training and working conditions.
Our industry is changing but the opportunity remains for a lifelong career of dignity in work, endless potential and social and financial wealth.
We strive to become the model of a 21st-century union—one with a laser focus on membership support, unmatched skills for our contractors, and a clear direction in leading the industry.