News & Announcements
On August 22, 2020, the UBC held its 42nd General Convention from a virtual platform, broadcast to more than 1,350 delegates who were participating at 24 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Our convention delegates deserve our thanks for stepping up to participate in this year’s unusual but very productive convention. As we continue to […]
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and while suicide prevention is important to address year-round, this month is dedicated to sharing resources and stories to shed light on this uncomfortable and often stigmatized topic. For many, myself included, mental health and suicide are difficult subjects to acknowledge, let alone talk about. There is a genuine […]
A big thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend to vote in our local election. An additional thank you and Congratulations to our new Executive Board! The membership of Local 271 thanks you for stepping up into a leadership position with your local. The term for officers in the local is […]
On April 24, 2020 at 5pm the Election committee met at the hall in Eugene and counted ballots for the 42nd General Convention which is scheduled to be held on August 24, 2020. The results of that election are as follows. Delegates selected to attend the convention: Jeff Harms Brian Lemke Jeff Kihn Garth […]
Local 271 President, Sam Murillo discusses information related to the coronavirus, COVID-19, and other news important to members.
Congratulations Harry Seery! Harry won the Makita drill kit at our February Business Meeting. At every Local 271 Business Meeting we give away a new tool. Come to the next meeting on March 12th at 5pm and enter the raffle to win!
The NW Carpenters won a substantial victory by defending prevailing wage across multiple counties in Oregon for 2020. The Davis-Bacon Act, put into effect during the Great Depression in response to complaints about cheap labor replacing skilled workers, makes prevailing wage a requirement for any contractor looking to bid on public work jobs. A common […]