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Shame on Terry Nelson!

The Florida Intiative

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A grassroots movement in Florida

     Three UBC members from Florida, Carl Barnes, Wayne Harley, and Doug MacCartney, launched a grassroots movement designed to restore the democratic rights of rank-and-file carpenters nationwide. Their website, Members for Democracy, details how they plan to accomplish their goal while working within the restrictive political structure of the UBC. Their hope is palpable. Here is a small snippet from their site:

"Every move our Regional Council makes to divide our trade into specialties; To divide our members into specialists; To dilute our voice in our union or to adulterate our by-laws - we bring onto the floor of our meeting hall. Every action the staff of the regional council makes to deny or hide information from our members - we reveal to the members and file charges against the offending party. It's vital to the health of our union that information pertaining to the employment conditions of our members be available to every member for discussion and response. Also, it is  to our advantage to bring these topics to discussion and reveal the scabby cronies of the EST "hiding in" and "spying on" your local (union). Those that are willing to sell out their brothers and sisters for their own personal gain will reveal their self serving greedy ways to your brothers and sisters - they deserve the contempt of all in our union."

Douglas MacCartney, Members for Democracy

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Members for Democracy

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:14

Forgotten Carpenters

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Dying to be a carpenter

by David Correia

"In the years since McCarron has consolidated his control of the union while he and his corporate crowd have grown richer and richer. Meanwhile unemployed carpenters in Las Vegas are shooting themselves in the head. "Every time I turned around," said the local union secretary "somebody was coming into my office to say that someone just popped themselves in the head with a 9 mm or some other thing," such is life and death in Douglas McCarron's carpenters union.

Union carpenters in Las Vegas are struggling in McCarrons home local of Las Vegas as detailed by David Correia, Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico:


More McCarronism in Oregon!


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:19

St Louis News Breaker Vol. 1 No. 3

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St Louis News Breaker Vol. 1 No. 3

Download the latest issue of the St Louis News Breaker to learn the latest news regarding the St Louis CDC's attempt to undercut area wage standards.




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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:14

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WHEREAS, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters continues to pursue a "go it alone" policy and has acted in a manner inconsistent with the principles of solidarity, to the detriment of other building trades unions and the organized construction industry;

Segment from AFL-CIO Resolution 70