Welcome to the website of Carpenters Local Union 152
which serves Contra Costa, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties
Carpenters Union has had at least one local union in Contra Costa County
since 1901. We are an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America (U.B.C.) located in Washington, D.C. We are also
an affiliate of the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
(N.C.C.R.C.) located in Oakland, California.
A labor union is nothing more than a group of working men and women
who agree to stand together for better wages, working conditions, and
benefits. By standing together and bargaining collectively with employers,
workers gain the power to negotiate a fair wage for their labor. A power
that individual workers do not have. Through unity, workers can insist
on a fair wage, health care benefits for both themselves and their families,
pension benefits for security in retirement, safe job sites, and training
for tomorrow's work force.
History of the Brotherhood
The Carpenters Union was founded in 1881 by Peter J. Maguire. Since
then, hard working families have fought and won many of the labor standards
that we take for granted today. Organized labor is responsible for the
8-hour work day and the 40-hour work week. Organized labor is largely
responsible for the access to a skilled trade now available to men and
women of all races through union apprenticeship programs. Members of
the labor movement also worked for public education and restrictions
on child labor.
education and membership involvement in the political process, organized
labor continues to work to protect the rights of working families.
The first Local in Contra Costa County was Local 642 in El Sobrante,
California, chartered in 1901. The next Local was Local 2038 in Antioch,
California, chartered in 1937. Then came Local 2046 in Martinez, California,
chartered in 1918.
We now have one local located in Contra Costa County, Local 152, which was chartered in 1988.
are a labor organization whose intent is to represent Carpenters in
all matters concerning economic justice, work place Safety, Training,
Collective Bargaining and to help maintain health, dignity and respect
for all Carpenters and their families.