New York Carpenters Union Lawyers

Representing Injured Carpenters in New York City

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, usually known as the UBC, was founded in 1881 as the nature of work in the building trades began to change. Larger, taller buildings, more specialization in the trades and bigger projects changed the nature of the trade.

At first the union was a strong advocate for an eight-hour day, calling strikes in 1886 and 1890 that attracted members and solidified the union's position as a strong advocate for members of the building trades. Today, significant changes in the industry have resulted in a new kind of carpenter, and the union offers training programs to help members keep up with the new methods and materials that are common in today's construction industry.

Today's union represents carpenters and those in related trades, including:

  • General carpenters
  • Millwrights
  • Floor coverers
  • Interior systems carpenters
  • Lathers
  • Framing and residential carpenters
  • Piledrivers
  • Millworkers and cabinetmakers

At the New York City law firm of Block O'Toole and Murphy, our attorneys are proud to represent members of the UBC who were injured on the job. We also represent the families of union members who died while working. If an injury or death was caused by negligence, victims or their families may be eligible for compensation.

Carpenters Locals

Our lawyers are proud to represent members of the following New York carpenters' locals:

  • New York City District Council of Carpenters
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 11
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 1163
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 19
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 289
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 370
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 66
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 747
  • Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters

For local union contact information, visit our Carpenters Local Unions page.

Contact Block O'Toole & Murphy to Learn About Your Rights

To learn about your rights and options after an injury or death, call Block O'Toole & Murphy at 212-736-5300. Schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers who can determine whether you have a case. We represent members of all New York UBC locals, including those listed below.