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AGC Bulletin on CDC contract changes

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St. Louis Carpenters District Council & Associated General Contractors

open CBA early. Eliminate, modify language.

The following is a portion of the AGC bulletin describing the upcoming changes to the carpenters CBA.

AGC Labor Bulletin

Amendment to Carpenter Agreement; NMA changes effective 1-1-2012; finalized FASB requirements; NLRB posting requirements as of 1-31-2012; BIM Conceptual Estimating

AGC and Carpenters approve an Amendment to 2008-2013 agreement AGC's Carpenter Labor Committee was approached by the Carpenters District Council (CDC) to take a look at the 2008 to 2013 Carpenter Agreement and make suggestions for revisions to the agreement. After a meeting of the Carpenter Labor Committee and meetings with the CDC, an amendment was drafted and approved effective as of October 1, 2011. The following are the changes to the 2008 to 2013 Carpenter Agreement:

The following sections were deleted from the agreement: - Section 5.14 - Eliminates Smokestack premiums. - Section 5.15 - Eliminates Layout pay. - Section 7.02 - Leaves lunch time and quit time to contractor. - Section 7.06 – Eliminates need to request permit to work overtime on weekend. - Section 7.18 - Eliminates table saw assistance.

The following sections were modified from the agreement: - Section 7.10 - Eliminates reference to heating stove and forms documenting tools. - Section 7.14 - Vacation to be a mutual agreement between employee and Employer. - Section 7.15 Del- etes money for stilts and Employer pay for saw sharpening. - Section 7.17  - Allows Employer to decide when a Welder or Burner assistant is needed. - Section 10.02  De-letes reference to Building Trades Council of St. Louis for pickets. - Section 11.02 - Eliminates established practice and refers to contractor assignment.

AGC applauds the CDC for being proactive in making contract changes in the middle of a collective bargaining agreement.

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"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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