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UBC deserts organized labor!

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Trade Unionist?

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Trade Unionist?


     My father used to say, "...people can convince themselves of anything, even if it's wrong!" and to that I would add, "Just because you have the power to do something, doesn't mean you should!"  As trade unionists we are under constant attack from a multitude of sources that are trying to destroy us, which makes it especially distressing when conflicts arise within our ranks and we begin to destroy ourselves, or as President Abraham Lincoln said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

     Take 8 minutes to listen to the inspiring words of solidarity from LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan and then ask yourselves...why?!


How soon we forget!


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Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2019 09:06  

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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