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Our Union

Advantages of Working Union

Being part of the union and working for a union contractor generally means higher pay, regular raises, better fringe benefits and a collective bargaining agreement that spells out term and conditions on the job. With the union, you’ll have access to:

Skills training opportunities

  • Participate in tuition-free training and upgrade classes for carpenters, floor coverers, millwrights and pile drivers   

  • Learn on-the-job, in classrooms and on the training floor, so you start making money right away

  • Benefit from our 16 state-of-the-art training centers

  • Gain well-rounded skills you can rely on throughout your life

Assistance finding work

  • Leverage our network of more than 1,500 union contractor employers through our six-state region

  • Utilize our automated job referral system, MIX 2020, to find work

  • Receive accelerated entry if you’re a U.S. military veteran

  • Take your skills and network with you, even if you move to a different state or city

Who We Are

Carpenters Local 1260 is affiliated with The United Brotherhood Of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), North America's Largest Building-trades Union. Members in Local 1260 join with the UBC's more than a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries.

The work of Local 1260 members builds on the union's nearly 120 year history of improving life through hard work, education, and solidarity.

Union members are dedicated to working to help signatory contractors succeed in today's highly competitive marketplace. The skilled workers of Local 1260 are dedicated to extending the legacy of superior work - done right the first time, safety on the job, and a partnership for excellence with our signatory contractors. If you are a contractor who wishes to affiliate with the skilled workers of local 1260, contact the business manager and request information about signing on as a signatory contractor. If you are a carpenter who would like to affiliate with the union, investigate opportunities to become a union carpenter on our "become a member" page.

Carpenters Local 1260 represents members in seventeen Iowa counties in the South Central/Southeast area of the state (see map). We are affiliated with the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.. We maintain a Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center in Cedar Rapids that serves carpenter locals in Central and Eastern Iowa, as a cooperative service group to deliver apprenticeship/journeyman training opportunities (JATC).

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America." ~ John F. Kennedy

Meet Our Team.


Ray Reynolds

“Proud and honored to be part of this Union. Keep it strong and keep your pride in your work, and your attitude.”

Joe Christner

“Love them and proud to be a member.”
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