1. Contact your nearest Local Union office and request a list of signatory contractors that are hiring. Click here to find your nearest Local.
  2. Solicit your own work: Contact a contractor from the list to find out if they have any job openings.
  3. Complete the required training: After getting hired, bring your letter of intent to your Local Union office to enroll in the required training seminar.

After completing these steps, your application will be processed and you will become an official member of the Brotherhood.

No carpentry experience required, however you must be at least 17 years old to join our Union. We do require a high school diploma if you want to become a millwright.  

Once you’re in our Brotherhood, we provide training to improve your skill and craft, and advance your career.

Yes. We offer our members extensive resources to find and keep a job. For example, your Local monthly meetings are great places to learn about job openings. Through our professional development, we also provide training and classes to improve your skills and make you more competitive. In addition, the job list and Ready to Work list are updated regularly to provide you up-to-date information on job openings.


Starting pay varies between states, regions, and trades.

We offer competitive wages that include better working conditions, quality health care, and retirement benefits. Contact your nearest Local for more information.

New members need to accumulate 300 total hours in a quarter (a three-month period) to be eligible. To remain eligible, you must work 360 per quarter.

Benefits include vacation pay (paid out twice per year), an outstanding health insurance plan for you and your family, and retirement benefits.

Learn more about our benefits and guidelines here.

You will need to pay orientation and your first month’s dues. Please contact your local to confirm orientation fees.

Dues are $20 a month when you opt into automatic payments. We have many ways to opt-in: automatic monthly bank account deductions, monthly credit card or debit card payments, or pay 12 months in advance. 

If you choose not to opt into automatic payments window dues are $25, or subject to certain exceptions.