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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:

 

More McCarronism in Oregon!

 


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:19  

Newsflash

"Because they told me I could give them my money, I could pay my per capita tax and I could come to their meetings, but I couldn't vote. I said,-...'Scuse me?"

Nelson responds to the Post Dispatch journalist Repps Hudson's question as to why the St Louis Carpenters District Council are not in the AFL-CIO. Hey Nelson, now you know how your rank-and-file carpenters feel!