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Carpenters Local Union #1

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Carpenters Independent Local Union #1

   Brothers and sisters, with the help of organizers from the AFL-CIO union carpenters in Albany have stepped up and chartered, Carpenters Independent Local Union #1! Their goal of restoring democratic rights to their rank-and-file brothers and sisters is the most worthy cause labor has witnesses in the last fifty years. We will all benefit from their success and we should do all in our power to support them!  Please visit their site and show them your support at http://carpentersindependent.com.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:08  

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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