Sisters in the Brotherhood

Sisters in the Brotherhood

Empowering our Sisters creates opportunities and results in success.


What is Sisters in the Brotherhood?

  • The UBC Sisters in the Brotherhood’s goal is to build a stronger union, create a network of active sisters, provide avenues for women to eliminate barriers to their success and promote an increase in the numbers and diversity of women in the UBC. We advocate for strength, unity and the retention of all members. We encourage participation within our union and our community, thereby making the UBC a stronger labor organization for all.
  • SIB conferences offer opportunities to network and participate in workshops that expose women to UBC history and develop skills to become more active within the union. SIB events, meetings, and resources, both local and online, offer substantive support for women members in every Council.
  • SIB encourages women to participate in training, 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.
  • UBC women are in every area of the trade and the union: as foremen, superintendents and lead instructors; on the staff of Councils and locals; and, of course, on jobsites—as carpenters on all kinds of projects, millwrights fine-tuning turbines, pile drivers, floor layers, and mill-cab and industrial workers.
  •  If you have the drive and the can-do attitude to become a true professional, consider becoming a member of the UBC.
    • We set the bar high and we watch each other’s backs.
    •  We fight for our rights and we contribute to our communities.
    •  We receive world-class training and we are expected to give 100 percent on the job.