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Carpenters Pension Fund

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On August 8, 2008 Terry Nelson squared off with Scott Crosby, leader of the Associated Builders and Contractors Association in an online "union" versus "non-union" debate moderated by Dave Glover of The Dave Glover Show on 97.1 FM. Here is Nelson gloating about the financial success of his pension fund:

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"No liability?" Sorry Nelson, the Treasury Department disagrees! Attached is a document dated March 10, 2010 from the U. S. Treasury Department mandating changes to the current status of the CDC's pension funds.

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No longer can carpenters retire early, start drawing their pension and continue to work in the trade - something commonplace before! Why are the carpenters spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to start an electrical division when their pension fund is flailing? The following document details the adjustments that are to be made to the fund.

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Please take the time to read the document below and then look closely at the highlighted sections of your unions expenditures in 2009 on this LM-2 Report. Please note: This file will open in your Internet browser or you can go to the downloads area and select the "view" tab.

St Louis Carpenters District Council 2009 LM-2

The Carpenters Pension Flyer

Download the Underfunded Pension Flyer

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Last Updated on Saturday, 06 November 2010 14:37  


"We firmly believe that the energies of the Building and Construction Trades unions should first be directed to organizing the craft workers in the markets they used to represent, before they divert their members hard-earned dues in efforts reach out to workers they lack the knowledge to represent and the skills or resources to train."

Statement of United Brotherhood of Carpenters General President Douglas J. McCarron in response to AFL-CIO Resolution 70 - Hey Dougie, practice what you preach!