More than 650 contractors and sub-contractors actively hire and report on union carpenters in the Western and Central Washington region. Employers provide union carpenters with an hour wage and also contribute to the fringe benefit package negotiated by the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and employer representatives. The fringe benefits include a health and security plan, two pension plans, and a vacation plan. Hourly contributions are also made for the apprenticeship and training trust that serves the Pacific Northwest.
Effective January 1, 2010, contractors from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming contribute to the Carpenters Health and Security Plan.
If you have questions about fringe benefit contributions to Carpenters Trusts of Western Washington, please contact Employer Accounting at:
Carpenters Trusts of Western Washington
PO Box 1929
Seattle WA 98111-1929
Reciprocal Service and Money Follows the Carpenters
If a carpenter is working in another jurisdiction, fringe benefits are paid to the local trust and transferred to the Carpenters Trusts of Western Washington if an Authorization to Transfer Fringe Benefit Contributions form is on file at Carpenters Trusts of Western Washington. There are three forms: the first form includes all health and welfare funds and all retirement and annuity-type funds, except 401(a) supplemental contributions to the Carpenters of Western Washington Individual Account Pension Plan; the second form is for Health and Security contributions only; and the third form is for Pension contributions only.
401(a) supplemental contribution under the Individual Account Pension Plan cannot be transferred.
Remittance forms are due on the 15th of each month for all hours worked in the previous month. Remittances are subject to random and periodic audits. To download a sample (or replacement) remittance form, click the link corresponding to the relevant benefit package:
- Employer Remittance Report (Western and Central Washington)
- Employer Remittance Report (Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)