Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Wage and Welfare Bond

Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Union Bond

Contractors who hire carpenters, millwrights and other tradesmen in Texas will typically need to file a Wage and Welfare Bond if the workers belong to a union. This type of surety bond is used to guarantee the payment of wages or contributions for health, dental, or other benefits as agreed in the contract between the employer and the union.

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Jet has a long history assisting contractors with various surety bond needs and these union bonds are just par for the course in our experience.

What Is the Lowest Price for the Carpenters Wage and Welfare Bond?

You can get your Wage Bond starting around $600 a year with Jet, but this will depend on the bond limit. We will also need to conduct a personal credit check and potentially review financial statements.

So, how do you know what your bond limit needs to be? The union generally describes it in the agreement. For example, the Southern States Millwright Regional Council, Local 2322 needs a $30,000 bond to be filed when the employer has had issues with timely contributions to the trust fund or fringe benefits in the most recent six (6) months. The limit can temporarily be raised for six (6) months if the employer is late on payment and does not respond within 10 days of the notification; the new limit will be $60,000 or an amount that is twice the average annual contribution rate.

The Carpenters Wage and Welfare Bond Process With Jet

It only takes a few minutes to fill out the application and see what rate you are approved for. Typically, you will find an approved quote that is ready to purchase; but if your bond limit is over $10,000, a further review may be required. Your application will be submitted and if additional information is needed, a Jet team member will reach out to you. Once your quote is ready, it will be emailed to you. 

When you are ready to purchase you can submit your payment through the link email to you. Let us know whether you need the bond mailed to you so you can file it yourself or leave it up to Jet. After the payment is processed, Jet will fill out the bond form and send it directly to the union or to you. The original bond must be sent to your local union. Find the address in the chart below.

UnionAddress
Central South Carpenters Regional Council2850 Massachusetts Ave
Metairie, LA 70003
Southern States Millwright Regional Council1407 Knoxville Ave
Russellville, AR 72802
Local 145747 Grey Rock Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228
Local 4291901 Susan Dr
Arlington, TX 76010
Local 5515500 Spencer Hwy, Suite 201
Pasadena, TX 77505
Local 66512180 Tascosa Dr
Amarillo, TX 79124
Local 12661825 South I-H 35
Austin, TX 78741
Local 14211901 Susan Dr
Arlington, TX 76010
Local 22322151 Alabama St
Pasadena, TX 77503
Texas Carpenters Unions

These bonds are issued for a term of one year at a time. The Wage and Welfare Bond will need to be renewed if you still have carpenters or millwrights who are members of a union under your employment. Jet will send you a notice when your term is getting close to the expiration date; if you need to renew, simply choose how you’ll be paying for the new term (monthly or annual) and submit payment. 

If you need to cancel your Wage and Welfare Bond, email Jet at [email protected]ety.com to get the 30-day cancellation process started. Once your bond is fully cancelled by the union, Jet will end monthly payments and for those who paid annual terms, Jet will calculate the unused time into a refund.

How Does an Employer Avoid Wage and Welfare Bond Claims?

The main objective of Wage and Welfare Bonds is to guarantee — you guessed it — wages and welfare benefits. The bond keeps employees from having labored in vain. If an employer breaks the employment contract or collective bargaining agreement, the employee (who is a union member) or the union on their behalf can file a claim on the bond. 

If you receive such a claim, contact Jet right away. We will see if the complaint has any merit by reviewing what evidence is available. If you are found to have withheld wages or benefit contributions for labor provided, Jet will have to compensate the union member from the bond. 

It is important to note that a claim payout does not relieve you of your obligation to complete the payment that was owed. You are responsible for restoring the bond; the union can prevent its members from continuing work until the bond requirement has been reestablished. So, it is best to pay employees and fringe benefit contributions right away without adding on this arduous process that holds you accountable in the end.

Are There Other Bonds That an Employer Needs?

If you are working with other trades, it is possible that other unions will require you to file a Wage and Welfare Bond to protect their own members.

Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Union Bond Form

Notary Bond Application:

Business Information:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Employee Dishonesty Bond Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Contract Bond Application:

Business Information:

Owner Information:

Job Details:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Worker's Compensation Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information: