Since 1998, when the first local Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) committee was formed, United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) women have found common ground with one another at networking events and training sessions, and have expanded to dozens of committees with a wide range of activities.

The goal of SIB is to create a network of active members that provides avenues for women to eliminate barriers to their success, and to promote an increase in the number and diversity of women in the UBC. We advocate for member involvement to strengthen the Union and for the unity and retention of all members.

Thousands of women play a critical role every day in making the UBC the best Union in North America. SIB supports female members by providing assistance in obtaining craft training and leadership skills by being advocates on women issues, and by mentoring new members and even potential members.

SIB encourages women to develop their skills and job performance, and value productivity and leadership. With those efforts, today’s Sisters in the Brotherhood is building a better trade and a stronger, more effective UBC.

Because increasing diversity in the construction industry has long been a goal of the UBC leadership, SIB encourages members across the continent to attend educational conferences and to partner with other organizations to address workforce goals for women on public and private construction projects.

For more information, please visit the UBC Sisters in the Brotherhood.