A carpenters' union dedicated to supporting the rights of our members, Local 250 is part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council. Established in 1892, we were incorporated in Illinois. On October 31, 2018, former Locals 1307 and 2087 were combined into a new and larger Local 250. In January 2019, we opened the doors at our new location.
The UBC has developed the Carpenters' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to let all the men and women who put on their tools each morning know what they deserve and what they should expect to produce for their employers and their communities. We believe that all working people have a right to:
A Good Job with Benefits
A Living Wage that can Support a Family
Security and Dignity in Work and Retirement
A Safe and Secure Workplace
Education and Training to Reach Your Full Potential
With Rights Come Responsibilities
Being Productive, Efficient Workers
Producing Work of the Highest Quality — Work that We Stand Behind
Improving Our Communities
Helping Fellow Workers Achieve Safety and Security in the Workplace
Being Active Citizens and Informed Voters
To sum up, since our founding, we have always believed in a fair day's pay for a fair day's work.
We hold our membership meetings at the VFW Post #4308, 130 East Grand Ave, Lake Villa, Illinois 60046, on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. The VFW post is located in front of the Metra station parking lot. Besides the VFW parking lot, convenient free parking is also available in the Metra lot at that hour.
We encourage our combined membership to come to our meetings. Even if you haven't been to a meeting in a long time, it's a chance to meet and network with past and present coworkers, learn about the issues we're all facing, find out about jobs and opportunities, pay your dues, have a snack, or enter the raffle.