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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:

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:19  

Newsflash

"This is a very, very important development,"said Herman Benson, long time executive director of the New York-based Association for Union Democracy. "Ever since the UBC left the AFL-CIO and joined the Change to Win coalition it was implicit that they had a long-term strategy of becoming a general construction union that would take on all the trades," he said. "This is the first indication I've seen that they will take on the IBEW, which is probably one of the strongest of construction unions. One of the most sacred things for the IBEW is the hiring hall. In effect, the Carpenters are offering employers a sweetheart deal to break into the electrical field and offering non-union contractors a union contract to use as a barrier against the IBEW."

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