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as of: 08/20/99

FAKE ELECTIONS AT THE DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR SECRETARY-TREASURER

  These are McCarron's tactics to try to get his little brother appointed.  McCarron will have James Bernsen run, he'll win (because McCarron will enforce them to, because they're salaries are the ones doing the talking) after this he'll retire because he's at retirement age and then James Bernsen will appoint McCarron's little brother Mike (who rides on his coat tails).  We recommend that you vote for Jesse Martinez because he had the balls to run against James Bernsen (fake carpenter). 

Business Agents out there, have a little dignity and vote for Jesse Martinez, you all know he is not one of McCarron's lackeys.   Not a McCarron Yes Man!

Will there be 15 to 20 arrested in New York in the next two weeks.  Is D. McCarron on this list.  Is James Bernsen informing everyone about this?

Check out these articles about the number one alleged DELINQUENT and Pension Trustee for the Southern California Pension Trust.  He not only allegedly steals from the government and the worker,but also benefits from our hard work money of the working class. 

These articles should enlighten all of you and explain who Ron Tutor really is.  Do any of you wonder if Senator Feinstein and hubby Richard (Dick) Blum and Douglas $McCarron also have something to do with this???

hot.gif (5376 bytes)There is a delinquent in charge of our Pension,
           (Contracts for SFO a focus of FBI probe)

hot.gif (5376 bytes)Ron Tutor and he is being investigated by the FBI in San Francisco
           (SFO chief testified about contracts)

CALIFORNIA/UNION POLITICS
Who is Danny Curtin? When did he wear the tools?

Just as he does in our union, $McCarron does the same with politicians......like buying decisions from our new governor just as he did with Danny Curtin who was Director of the State Council of Carpenters in Southern California for ten years. Danny Curtin has been appointed Director of the Department of Industrial Relations by Governor Gray Davis. I would like to know for how many years did Danny Curtin wear the tools of the trade. I would like to see his pension history.

GRAY DAVIS (THE RENEGADE WHITE BOY) WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS INCLUDING APPOINTING THE FAMILY DOG TO A POSITION.

Gray Davis would appoint a dog or a cat for contributions, just as he gave $McCarron's wife a position as a PROBATE REFEREE a few years ago.  Davis had received contributions from The United Brotherhood of Carpenters of Southern California back then when he was Controller.

These contributions come from the pockets of the WORKERS, without their approval. How many members agree with Gray Davis' politics??? If the don't they still have to have money taken out of their paycheck for him.

JAMES K. BERNSEN
FAKE CARPENTER
BERNSEN CELEBRATES LABOR DAY AT THE RACE TRACK

We all know that the CARPENTERS UNION is a POLITICAL ORGANIZATION, it is no longer a Labor Organization. Thanks to folks like $McCarron, Bernsen and all the lackeys or circus clowns that work there.

In his Executive Secretary Treasurer's Report in the California CARPENTER Magazine, August/September issue, in the fourth paragraph James Bernsen talks about remembering the old timers and retired members. What does he know about old timers if he has never worked as a carpenter. Who invited him the the Old Timers party.....why doesn't this liar try get the old timers a pay increase and pass a resolution that been going around in all the locals for a $200/month increase,just like the management has given themselves an increase, instead of writing a bunch of lies in his stupid report. Why does he write that everything is peachy inside the union????

Why doesn't he write about the law suit filed by Five ex-carpenters/Business Agents against Quad C for not paying them overtime????

RUBEN ZUNIGA
IS HE JUST CONFUSED OR INSECURE

Not to mention another liar who will do anything for a salary, like translating James Bernsen's lies. Is he not ashamed to fool his own people, he is nothing but a "BARBERO". Does his wife and kids know how this BARBERO GACHO (ass kisser) make a living??? If they don't which I'm sure of, what would they say. He's already lost a lot for what he is doing.

BABY BROTHER MIKE MCCARRON

 

Is baby brother wanting to be a clone of big DOUGIE???? He is now wearing all those expensive suits and trying to look like an executive. Does mommy tell him to do that! Is her advice to Mike "You have to be just like you big bro, bro".


Where does vocation come into play when it comes to these clowns? Why doesn't Mike show up with his wife to functions like most of the management at 1506. What is he trying to hide???

 

CARPENTERS/CONTRACTORS COOPERATION COMMITTEE NOW HIRING?

How many workers will be elected for these positions???? How many McCarron non-ass kissers will be hired???

Why do the contractors have to put in .25 cents per hour per working member to Quad C, specially when they use money to organize illegals in
Las Vegas.

7/20/99

FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN THE CARPENTERS PENSION...ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS WHY ISN'T THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LOOKING INTO THIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST????? WHY ARE WE BEING RIPPED OFF THIS WAY??

PERINI, UNION LABOR LIFE, BLUM AND TUTOR AND DOUG $MCCARRON. CHECK OUT WHAT THESE CROOKS DO WITH OUR PENSION FUNDS. USING AND ABUSING THEM. For those of you interested in the "PERINI" ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION, here it is. Note on Page 10, Item 3, it mentions ULLICO'S "P" ACCOUNT. This is what these CROOKS do with our $$$$Money. Keep in mind that PB Capital Partners, L.P, is RICHARD BLUM (D.Feinstein's hubby).

Read about it here.

 

7/20/99

 

DOES LITTLE BROTHER MIKE MCCARRON WANT TO RIDE ON DOUG'S COAT TAILS??? On 7/16 in the Carpenters Local 1506 monthly Union meeting a Resolution was presented. This resolution was for the following: PENSION BENEFIT INCREASE FOR RETIRED CARPENTERS. The retirees make the majority of the Pension Plan and have paid our $2.63 hour dues for many, many years, that is why our Pension Fund is up to $2 Billion. Retirees want fairness, We want our $200.00 a Month increase. For those who don't wear tools everyday and work as management who were not elected but appointed by $McCarron's finger. How dare they be so arrogant and cocky to bring down our resolution. They did not have a problem when when they were given $200.00/year Pension raise with an 8 year retroactivity.

Who the hell does MIKE MCCARRON think he is to try to take away someone's Freedom of Expression, like he did that night using the same tactics his big brother Doug uses like trying to CONFUSE the members. Does he want to be the next Doug McCarron, a puppet on the string of the companies and of Ron Tutor, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Blum????

This should be voted by the RETIREES. Ballots should be mailed to them so they can have a say so in matter. Active Members should not be paying attention to people like Mike McCarron who is a clone of his brother, he doesn't look out for the welfare of the members, he looks out for his pocket. Thanks to his out of control mouth who made the following comment "IF THESE GUYS WERE SMARTER,THEY WOULD BE LOOKING FOR THE RETIREES TO VOTE ON THIS". To this we say, thanks for the advise Brother Mike for the great advice.

 

7/20/99

 

WHY SHOULD CALIFORNIA BE $MCCARRON'S PARADISE?

$McCarron's brains are so rotted that he thinks that by wearing a $2,000.00 suit and a $100.00 Haircut, he can show up at meetings (like the one in CANADA) and convince workers of his B.S. Little did he know that this meeting would be hijacked. This just proves that the last thing he thinks about is the UNION (working Class) MEMBER. He is nothing but a Corporation Clown. $McCarron has always been a loser from the time he went to school in Canoga Park and then when he started to frequent sleazy neighborhood taverns. It would be a great triumph if we let $McCarron and his company of CLOWNS know that Southern California will not be his PARADISE and will not be the place where he can get away from all the fraudulence and corruption. We will have him prosecuted out here for all the FALSE PROMISES he likes to make.

Here are some of them:

*MORE WORK: where are all the jobs out So. Calif.?? Why are they working in Las Vegas having to hold down two households?

*BENEFITS: what makes our benefits so great? One can pay Kaiser $167.00/month per person and have the same the union has to offer. What's the BIG DEAL?

*PENSION: when do they actually explain members the rules of the Pension Plan? Why aren't the Pension Books called Pension Books, and why don't they make sure everyone has one and is able to understand it. Why aren't they printed in Spanish and why is the information on who the trustees are, updated every time there is a change?

*VACATION PAY: how long will it last this time? why did was it taken away for almost ten years? Was it because they had some kind of a problem with the IRS?

*WAGE INCREASE: is $1.00 an hour such a big deal when the management is giving themselves raises all over the place. $1.00 an hour is peanuts compared to their salaries, some are getting increases of $30,000.00/year.

*HOUSING WORKERS LOCALS 803 AND 2007: why are these locals recruiting new members by promising work and benefits, when we all know that there is no such thing for the Housing industry! Does Armando Vergara have involvement in the Housing Industry?

7/16/99

WHY ALL THIS MONEY FOR THE POLITICIANS AND NOT THE MEMBERS??? We will enforce the authorities that be to prosecute $McCarron for all his fraudulent and corrupt activities along with Blum, Feinstein and Tutor. They are all out to rip off the members of their Pension Funds. Senator Barbara Boxer should be paying more attention to this instead of just forwarding a letter to the Dept. of Labor/Pension Welfare Benefits Administration, they are just in $McCarron's court.

Why all the contributions to the following: Gil Garcetti.......$60,000.00 what has Garcetti done for the union members is what we need to know. He protects $McCarron and Tutor. Gray Davis.........$1,500,000.00 What has Davis done for the workers?? The first thing he did after getting elected was visit Mexico to iron out the whole 187 fiasco. $McCarron gives illegals a special dispensation, where they don't have to pay the initiation fee to join the union. Why are they given special treatment, why aren't other members given this benefit???

7/16/99

IS DREAMWORKS A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE DEAL USING PENSION MONEY Is this why Robert Georginne, President of the Building and Construction Trades Unions and who is always involved in Zenith and ULLICO (Union Labor Life) has introduced a bill (H.R. 1102) which will prevent workers from knowing where their money is being invested? Is it so we don't get to know why ULLICO (Union Labor Life Insurance) is investing $200 million in the DreamWorks project. What a coincidence that the law firm for DreamWorks is the same firm that Judge Conboy works for. Now that DreamWorks will no longer be built at Playa Vista Ballona Wetlands, will it be built near an MTA station in No. Hollywood???? ? DreamWorks/MTA.....just too much of a coincidence? Could it be???? Maybe just maybe???? Too, too many ties!!!!

 

7/16/99

THE LATEST DASTARDLY EFFORT BY THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES TO UNDERCUT THEIR MEMBERS PENSION RIGHTS Robert Georgin, President of the Building and Construction Trades Union has gotten commitments from most if not all of the Democrats on the two committees to vote for H.R. 1102, EVEN THOUGH this provision and most of the rest of its 62 provisions cut back protections for workers (it even eliminates automatic distribution of the Summary Annual Report, the one-page overview that tells workers how well their money is being invested), and provides whopping INCREASES in benefits for COMPANY EXECUTIVES and other High-Paid Employees. MEMBERS please flood your representatives with phone calls asking them to ask their colleagues to vote against Section 513 of H.R. 1102. This is a TRAVESTY!!!!

 

7/16/99

 

$MCCARRON, WITH HIS $2,000 SUIT AND $100 HAIR CUT, COULD NOT CONVINCE BRITISH COLUMBIA.

CHECK OUT HOW HE WAS MADE A FOOL OF IN   CANADA AND HOW HIS MEETING WAS HIJACKED:

Check out the Photos of the Barbecue.
($McCarron was the one Barbecued in Canada!!!!)

Read about it here:
http://www.carpentersunionbc.com/enter.html

 

7/1/99

 

Check this story out: The New York Carpenters are some tough HOMBRES.

ONE MAN ONE VOTE.............$MCCARRON MUST GO

$MCCARRON IS "COUNTERPRODUCTIVE" TO THE UNION AND ITS MEMBERS!

$MCCARRON DAMAGES THE REPUTATION OF THE UNION AND ITS WORKING CLASS MEMBERS, AND PENALIZES THEIR FAMILIES!

7/1/99
From: "United We Stand"

nice turnout guys
for those of you that couldn't make it here's some pictures
Brooklyn Bridge July 1, 1999 NYC

7/1/99

ALERT*******ALERT*******ALERT*******ALERT******ALERT

 

ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARPENTERS WHO HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WHEN CLAIMING YOUR PENSION!!!!

DON'T LET THEM BULLY YOU!!!!! THE ARE NOTORIOUS FOR BULLYING MEMBERS!!!

Please call me if you have had any bad experiences like I've had with the Pension Trust. Call me at 805-373-0646 and I'll be happy to speak with your problem.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME:

In 1979 I had a near fatal accident and was permanently disabled until 1985. At that time I had no idea I had benefits coming to me because I was never given the Summary Plan Description or "Pension Book". Also when I went to my local to tell them what happened to me, their comment was that I should not sue the company where I was working when the accident occurred.

I now find out that I could have collected DISABILITY BENEFITS for those years, and am now asking the Pension Trust to grant me the money the owe me from back then. The Pension Administration and the Counsel for the Pension Trust, Patrick Connor have done nothing but acted on capriciousness and maliciousness. I asked the DOL to get involved in claiming my past benefits. The attorney for the Pension Trust first told the DOL that this matter would be taken care of and that benefits would be paid to me. The Administrator "Ron Schoen" who is nothing but a BULLY, tried to keep me from getting my benefits by saying that he would not accept proof that I was permanently disabled under Social Security and that the Manager from my local Social Security office was related to me and would not speak to him. Ron Schoen also wanted to have my Social Security File opened up to make an inquiry. I guess he doubts I am disabled!!! He'll do anything, heck he's done it before and we had to pay for it when one of his employees sued him and won.

Why are the administrator and the attorney making decisions, that according to the Summary Plan Description are supposed to be made by the TRUSTEES????? The Summary Plan Description says the following:

"Please bear in mind that, for your protection, only the full Board of Trustees is authorized to interpret the Plan". Any information or opinion concerning your rights under the Plan, to be official, must be communicated to you in writing, signed on behalf of the full Board of Trustees".


If this is no longer the rule, then why don't they inform all members??? Is this the same as what many organizers out there do when they recruit people to join the union and do not inform these folks about the Pension rules and regulations and how they might lose their pension time if they take a break-in-service, which is how the pension makes a lot of their money. Members who join the union and then leave it for some time may never see their pension money because they don't know the rules of the game and the Union makes sure they are not kept informed. THEY LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE DROP OUT OF THE UNION. IT SPELLS FREE MONEY!!!!!

Just like they are trying to Justify not giving me my money now. It goes into their pockets.

DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU........DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU

 

NEWS ALERT 7/2/99 NEWS ALERT........NEWS ALERT....NEWS ALERT

I want to declare VICTORY!!!!! I was able to get my money and only because I filed a lawsuit in small claims court and subpoenaed all Trustees, I'm sure Ron Tutor would have not like going to Small Claims Court against a nobody like myself, this would be a waste of his time. Court Papers were served on June 24, 1999 and I received a check which was mailed on June 25, 1999. I will now ask them for interest on money that was to be paid to me in 1981 through 1985.  VICTORY!  VICTORY!  VICTORY!   VICTORY!

 

EMERGENCY ****911****EMERGENCY ****911****EMERGENCY ****911****

CANADIAN MEMBERS BE AWARE THAT $MCCARRON IS ALLEGEDLY GOING TO TAKE OVER CANADA!!!!!   BE AWARE BE MIGHT HOLD YOU UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ALONG WITH HIS ARMED GOONS!!!!!


 

WE WOULD LIKE TO LET THE IRS KNOW THAT MR. DOUG $MCCARRON CLAIMED THAT HE ONLY RECEIVED $6,000.00 FOR SITTING ON THE BOARD OF PERINI CONSTRUCTION, ON HIS LM-30 REPORT. HE ACTUALLY RECEIVES $16,000.00. THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. UNIONPLAINFACTS HAS THIS DOCUMENTATION AND WILL BE FORWARDING IT TO THE IRS.



WHY ISN'T THE UNION MAKING A BIG STINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEIR WORKERS WHERE AT RISK WHEN THEY WERE CONSTRUCTING BELMONT SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES. THE BELMONT SCHOOL SITE IS DANGEROUSLY CONTAMINATED WITH METHANE GAS. WHY ISN'T THE UNION URGING LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO PROSECUTE THE LAUSD FOR PUTTING WORKERS HEALTH AT RISK. IS IT BECAUSE THE UNION IS IN BED WITH THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SINCE PROP. BB WAS PASSED? IS THE UNION IN BED WITH GIL GARCETTI BECAUSE OF ALL $60.000.00 IN CONTRIBUTIONS HE HAS RECEIVED AND THE $5,000.00 GIVEN HIM BY RON TUTOR. DOES THE UNION CARE WHETHER MEMBERS HEALTH WAS PUT AT RISK. WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING IN THE CARPENTERS MAGAZINE ON THIS PROBLEM. DID JAMES BERNSEN REMEMBER TO READ HIS RACING FORM BUT NOT REMEMBER TO READ THE BELMONT SCHOOL FIASCO. DID HE FORGET TO ADVISE THE MEMBERS THAT WORKED AT THIS SITE ABOUT THE DANGER THEY WERE IN. IS THIS WHAT HE MEANS WHEN HE SAYS: Plentiful work, raises, vacation checks- with everything coming up roses?????

Why isn't James Bernsen helping the retirees put the $200.00 increase resolution into place. This resolution has been approved in various locals.

Why does the recording secretary at local 1506 go on about how wonderful being part of the union is when he is working for a partial salary. He is working for less than the past recording secretaries have made. What is his story???




ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARPENTERS!!!!!

LET'S EXPEL THE FOLLOWING DELINQUENTS FROM OUR UNION: FEINSTEIN, BLUM, TUTOR AND MCCARRON


 


We need to EDUCATE / AGITATE / ORGANIZE NOW to disqualify the crooked union leaders we currently have in place!!!

We need to start using the same tactics $McCarron use to use with non-union contractors, such as the following:

         Picket $McCarron's home and that of his relatives.

         Go to their place of worship and picket outside while services are in session.

         Picket Richard C. Blum and Dianne Feinstein's home and offices.

         Picket Ron Tutor's home and office and the Van Nuys airport where he parks his two jets.

Let's show these wise guys SHYSTERS that they can stick their political power and where the sun don't shine, along with all the money they have stole and are stealing from us. This goes specially for Feinstein, Tutor and Blum.

Working Class Members this is our most important duty and steps to take in order to get back our union. $McCarron is just a puppet to those three.

ATTENTION ALL WORKING CLASS MEMBERS OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARPENTERS UNION!!!!

$McCarron the SHYSTER said he was going to New York to clean up the unions and get rid of organized crime that controlled them. What this SHYSTER did is go to New York to assault (take over) the unions with his armed goons in the middle of the night. This was paid for with our money. What he did is appoint his own lackeys who are now being investigated for the same thing the previous leadership was busted for.

The latest CARPENTER magazine which you'll see below, are the lies that $McCarron promises in Southern California. This is the Bull Shit he wants us to believe and also wants the Department of Labor -Pension (PWBA). IS he making these promises because they are being investigated by the FBI, Department of Justice?????? If so, why aren't they informing the members that this is going on and this will turn into another New York.

Please read the following that was published in the June/July 1999 CARPENTER Magazine.

For how long will the VACATION checks be coming???? The last time VACATION checks were issued, the IRS was involved because they union was not paying taxes and then all of a sudden the checks stopped for about ten years. Now they are back again, what a coincidence!

What is this thing about a $1.00 raise for Southern California Carpenters. Don't they know that we are aware that in New York the going rate is $30.98 and hour. Why aren't our carpenters making this much???? This just goes to show you how much power the contractors such as Ron Tutor have over Douglas $McCarron!!!!

What about this Benefit Multiplier, who does this really benefit???? It benefits everyone in the administration. What percentage of the working members works over 1800 hours a year???? Maybe 5% to 7%???? Maybe???? I would like a serious answer to this question from the DOL/PWBA (Department of Labor, Pension Welfare Benefits Administration)?? We would like for David Ganz, Director of the DOL/PWBA to start a serious investigation about this. Any of you out there who would like to contact him, his phone number is (626)583-7876, XT 114. The more people that call the more they'll listen.

The DOL needs to understand this is our pension benefits and we pay they salaries of the DOL as well as the salaries of everyone that works for the Brotherhood and International.

All members should realize that the retirees only received a 5% increase in pension benefits, for the average member this comes out to about $40.00 to $70.00 a month, retroactive for six months only.

The management (BA's, Organizers etc...) have given themselves a $200.00 pension increase retroactive from 1991.

Why does the Joe Carpenter check show the Carpenters Pension Trustees as the ones issuing the check when we all know that the ones contributing to this vacation fund are the workers and the companies. There is $1.00 that comes from the member and $1.00 that comes from the employer!!!! How far do they want to go with this Bull Shit???

Why don't they inform the members of Southern California wants $McCarron did in New York, by holding up the retirees pension benefits and charging them $180.00 a month for medical and dental.


 

EXCERPTS FROM CARPENTERS MAGAZINE
For Union Carpenters
Second Vacation Check Is On Its Way

         Get ready for a great summer! Union members who work under the Carpenters Master Labor Agreement should begin checking their mail boxes around July I for the second vacation check issued since the Vacation Trust was re-instituted in the 1998 contract. This check should represent $2 for every eligible hour worked from September through February. Even better, the taxes have already been paid on this Income.

         "Member solidarity during the Contract '98 drive made this possible, member activity in our organizing efforts will help make sure we can continue to improve our wage and benefit standards," said James Bernsen, Executive Secretary Treasurer for the Regional Council.

         Enjoy your well deserved vacation check! Remember to always keep your check stubs so that you can verify your vacation checks when they arrive.

Carpenters Also Looking
Forward to July 1 Pay Raise

         July I will be a great day for Union carpenters for more than one reason. In addition to a vacation check arriving around that time, Union carpenters working under the Carpenters Master Labor Agreement will get a $1 an hour raise on their checks beginning July 1, 1999.

         This raise is part of the contract negotiated last year. That contract also includes raises in 2000 and 2001.

Carpenters Pension Trust
Increases Benefit Multiplier

         In addition to the good news about the vacation checks and the pay raise, Union carpenters will be glad to know that the labor and management Trustees of the Carpenters Pension Fund for Southern California recently voted to give our retirees a 1 3th check again this November, and have voted to significantly increase the Carpenters pension once again.

         The Trustees voted to increase the maximum pension benefit multiplier for years 1991-1998 from $175 to $200 and to increase the $120 pension benefit multiplier to $175 for years 1999 through 2002.

         These amounts are for the maximum credit, which is obtained by working at least 1,800 hours a year. The pension benefit credits for years with less hours are based on a sliding scale, the exact amounts can be obtained from the Carpenters Pension Trust for Southern California by calling 213-386-8590.


 

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS********************QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

Why haven't the members been informed who the new Trustees for the Pension Trust are???? Why are many BA's in Los Angeles, complaining that Doug's brother Mike McCarron is sitting on the board of trustees????? Besides being Doug's little Brother and his mother asking Doug to give little Mike a big position, these BA's want to know what his qualifications are to be holding this position???? Besides getting so nervous that he sticks his hands in his pockets before he speaks in public, what are his qualifications????? Maybe reading PLAYBOY magazine in the local office???? Trying to play cops and robbers with one of his unloaded guns, which he keeps in the trunk of his car. Is this the type of guy we need watching over our pension funds??

Some Business Agents we have talked to say that if the election would of been under a secret ballot, then how many agents would of voted for Doug's little brother Mike McCarron?? Probably zero votes. This would of also applied when he became President of the District Council in So. California.

What about James Bernsen??? What are his qualifications and why does he make a hefty $184,000 a year???? He's got two pensions when he retires, his expenses are paid and he drives a union car. Why??? so he can read the Racing Form in the District Council office?? He's never been a carpenter or worn tools. He sure knows how to say yes to everything $McCarron has to say.

Let's talk about trustee Floyd Clay who welcomes CHINESE delegations, does he do this for Richard Blum. Maybe he is a welcoming committee for Dick Blum's Chinese guests, I wonder if he wears a Tux when he does this job?? What are his qualifications for being a trustee for our pension????

Bob Sheets the GHOST Business Agent. When has he been involved in the activities of a Business Agent or anything to do with the union, such as being a worker or having filed grievances on behalf of a worker??? His real position is handling all the money issues for the District Council, such as filing the LM-2 reports. He is cooked up in the District Council accounting office pushing paper and working with numbers. He is the one who recommended the BULLY Administrator to $McCarron, he is Ron Schoen who currently holds the administrator's position and all he knows how to do is harass members when they go in to claim their pension rights. Remember we paid over $200,000.00 for a settlement of a lawsuit where Ron Schoen harassed an employee of the Administration. Case number available upon request.

These are the types of people inside the pension plan and pension office.



05/23/99

$MCCARRON'S LATEST ANTI UNION TACTICS

Why doesn't $McCarron send CAL-OSHA to the subway tunnel job site where there have been so many deaths on Ron Tutor's job site???

Why did a week ago in Southern California, $McCarron called all BA's to the District Council to sign an agreement that they will not sue for overtime pay. This happened right after five (5) BA's sued for overtime pay. Besides this being anti union and illegal, $McCarron is destroying all labor related accomplishments.

WHY DOES $MCCARRON WANT COMPLETE POWER IN NEW YORK

In New York carpenters make $30.98 an hour, in California they make $24.00 an hour and Ron Tutor and Richard Blum would love to pay less than $24.00 an hour, that is why they send their "Delivery Guy $McCarron" to New York to destroy what has been accomplished in the labor movement and to continue merging unions and taking away power and money from the rank-and-file and the PENSION. Is this to invest in his private businesses such as PERINI CONSTRUCTION?????

What about the fact the he appointed his "LAP DOG" Tom Dumford in New York. Tom was always around $McCarron trying to act like he was protecting him. Did $McCarron approve the use of apprentices to build Dumford's home in exchange for protective services.

Why wasn't Doug $McCarron at the delegates meeting in Southern California. Why isn't he yelling out very proudly "I AM DOUG MCCARRON" as he would do at picket lines when the labor police showed up. Where are you Doug?????? Don't want to show you face around town????? Are you telling little brother Mike to keep his mouth shut in the meeting??? Remember Doug, your little brother has not always agreed with you, but was made to agree with you, as when the Striking Drywallers he made a comment that using illegals for labor movements was like GIVING A CORPSE A PEDICURE. Armando Vergara was very upset and you Doug, obviously sided with Armando and stopped little Mike from saying these things.

JAIL CELL DREAMS IN 2000!!!!

It as been confirmed that $McCarron wants to move the International to Las Vegas and demo DC headquarters and build a brand new building that will be rented out as offices. They plan to make $10million dollars in rentals.


UNIONPLAINFACTS would like to CONGRATULATE the working class union members for the great job they are doing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and wish them the best of luck in the WILDCAT STRIKE.

THE WORKING CLASS WILL NOT BOW THEIR HEADS TO THE UNION'S HIGHLY SALARIED LACKEYS THAT ANSWER TO $MCCARRON, TUTOR AND BLUM.

* These guys wear the tools of the trade every day and are not making the six figure salaries that McCarron's lackeys make without lifting a finger except for singing agreements without the rank-and-file's approval.

THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN $MCCARRON'S AGENDA, ABIDING BY WHAT TUTOR AND BLUM TELL HIM TO DO.

Let's go back to 1986 when McCarron wanting to be a hero, sued the Pension Trust and got rid of all the Trustees, let's face it he does not have the brains to do that by himself, he was guided by his buddies Ron Tutor and Richard Blum. He is nothing but their puppet on a string. This is why we now have these leaches (Tutor and Blum) running our union.

The next thing $McCarron did was merge all the unions, this way he would take away authority and autonomy from the union and its members and at the same time take over the Pension Funds.

$McCarron then came up with a program called "WORK PRESERVATION", in Southern California. Under this program the members worked for 80% of their salaries, this program was mostly applied toward Ron Tutor's company Tutor-Saliba Construction, so he can take advantage of cheaper labor. Why did Tutor have this privilege and why were the smaller companies screwed. The reason for this program, SUPPOSEDLY was to help out the smaller companies, at least that's what they told members.

A very similar situation to what is happening in San Francisco happened with the CLERICAL workers inside the Carpenters Administration. These are the people that do all the work for the Health and Welfare and the Pension Fund. These folks were picketing in front of the 500-520 SO. Virgil buildings on their lunch hour to get better benefits and to be allowed to become unionized. $McCarron just looked out his office window making snide remarks and laughing.

In 1992 $McCarron brought in illegals from Mexico to act as Mercenaries in the very publicized cause called 'STRIKING DRYWALLERS'. Longtime members of the union were bypassed for jobs that were giving to these illegals, who weren't even carpenters. These illegals were given all kinds of perks, the union paid their bills their monthly rent payments and gave them food (Local 409 kept boxes with food to distribute to them), in exchange for illegal acts of aggression and destruction towards non union contractors and their job sites. For this we had to pay anywhere between $3-$5 million in a lawsuit filed by some of these contractors, THIS IS THE CASE NUMBER CV92-1835. Anyone interested in looking at the paperwork, please contact UNIONPLAINFACTS.
DOES THIS NOT PROOF THAT $MCCARRON IS ANTI UNION.


 


05/17/99

Why did the "DELIVERY GUY $McCarron " fire Roger Newman???? Was it
because he refused to sign checks for large sums of money?????

Now Tom Dumford from Southern California of Local 440 is in Newman's
place. What kind of guarantee do the members have that Dumford is
looking out for the members and not just a "DELIVERY GUY $McCarron" yes
man lackey.

Many members of Dumford's union say that in 1992-1993 when Dumford was
in charge of the Apprenticeship Education, he built his home in
Riverside by APPRENTICES in return for credit hours????? Why was he not
liked the members and some of his peers??? Is he the YES man that
everybody says he is, if so he won't help the membership in New York!!!
Is it true that some of his close family members won't speak to him for
helping $McCarron taking Democracy from our UNIONS???? No union member
deserves these officials that $McCarron appoints.

The "DELIVERY GUY $McCarron" should realize that we the members don't
want to be an ATM Machine for the Democratic Party. $McCarron the
contribution fanatic!!!!
We are still asking $McCarron where has the D.A.D (Dollars Against
Diabetes) money that many of us busted our buns to collect, have gone???
How Many Millions were collected and how many actually went to D.A.D.???


 


SPEAKEASY 131 NETWORK CENSORSHIP
Why did Joel Dressler take away our right to freedom of speech??? It was right after Grana called Joel on the fact that someone misrepresented himself as a union member/worker when he was an attorney in Los Angeles. Joe told Grana at one point that he only gave him a minute to talk about this situation, when Grana gave Joel documentation from the State Bar Association. Joel's answer to this was maybe it was a relative who was the attorney not the guy that wrote into the network. Joel, told Grana that he was going to pull the plug because he was sick and tired of the BS and of the personal attacks, when we know that the problem arose when the contract were discussed on the network and $McCarron was very upset. So guess what Joel Dressler going to do??? Does Joel Dressler realize that the members are who keep his salary coming????


05/12/99

For all of those who have any doubt that a subpoena was presented to the New York District Council.

This is how the recent Subpoena and Rider served to the District Council in New York read: CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF SUBPOENA


 

 

WHY DOESN'T LOS ANGELES DA, GIL GARCETTI PROSECUTE THE CARPENTER COOPERATION
CARPENTERS MOTTO SHOULD BE Do What We Preach, Not What We Do! Carpenters Cheat the Carpenters Cooperation Committee Corporation Also Know as QUAD "C"

The following is article is proof of the $McCarron's tactics. Why doesn't the UBC admit that Quad "C" is part of the union and not just a watchdog organization. Why would Pat Connor represent Quad "C" if they are not union, Connor is one of the partners in the law firm representing all union business in Southern California and elsewhere. Why don't they tell the truth as to where the money to keep Quad "C" in operation comes from. It comes out of the paycheck of the rank-and-file. What many don't know is that the Trustees of this organization are Douglas $McCarron and Ronald Tutor.

Why would $McCarron testify in front of congress as to how non union companies don't pay their employees overtime, when he is doing the exact same thing. Maybe $McCarron should be representing the ABC instead of
the union!

 


 

05/03/99
Matt Isaac's San Francisco Article on Tutor, Blum and Feinstein investment practices

THIS IS THE ABUSES COMMITTED BY SENATOR AND SOON TO BE CANDIDATE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENCY, DIANE FEINSTEIN'S HUSBAND (DICK BLUM), WITH OUR MONEY.

IS THIS WHY HE GETS OVER $8 MILLION A YEAR FROM THE CARPENTERS PENSION TRUST, YET THE RETIREES ONLY GET A 5% INCREASE AND THE MANAGEMENT GET $200.00 A YEAR PENSION CREDIT. IS THIS DEMOCRACY????? IS THIS LOOKING OUT FOR THE WORKER???? OR IS THIS TO BUY THE VOTES OF THE MANAGEMENT???


 

4/15/99
COMPARE THE SALARIES IN 1996 AND THE ONES BELOW WHICH ARE FROM 1998. MAKE YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.....ARE THESE THE SALARIES OF LABOR LEADERS OR OF SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN OR MAYBE THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA???????

JAMES BERNSEN CRITICIZED THE FACT THAT PETE WILSON MADE $139,000 A YEAR. FIRST OF ALL PETE WILSON WAS VOTED IN BY THE CITIZENS OF CALIFORNIA. SECOND, PETE WILSON WILL NOT GET A DOUBLE PENSION AS THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WILL. BERNSEN WAS APPOINTED BY DOUG MCCARRON NOT ELECTED BY THE MEMBERS.

 

 

(1996)

(1998)

James Bernsen

Secretary Treasure

$120,805

$184,072


Is the reason James Bernsen receives such a high salary is so Doug's brother Mike can be paid at this rate when he is appointed president of the District Council? What warrants Bernsen's salary increase of $60,000 in two years, when all he does besides agitating the members with his political lies and propaganda about Republican politicians in the Carpenters Magazine is check out the horse racing results at his desk. I wonder how many times James Bernsen has had a hammer in his hand? Does he even know how to handle a hammer? Has Bernsen ever worked as a carpenter?? Has he worn the tools of the trade?? How does Bernsen know what the members needs are? These are the people that Douglas $McCarron has put in place to represent the members!!!

 

 

(1996)

(1998)

Jackie Barnett

Executive Board

$ 77,527

$ 90,429

Floyd Clay

Exec. Board

$ 82,380

$115,692

James A. Flores

Exec. Board

$ 82,953

$ 89,842

Herb Friedenthal

Exec. Board

$ 35,659

$ 80,950

Marc Furman

Exec. Board

$ 74,140

$100,592

Frank Gurule

Exec. Board

$ 90,919

$ 95,577

Michael W. McCarron

Exec. Board

$ 85,540

$101,766


Last but not least, the following Business Rep. must be given mention.

Robert Sheets

Business Rep

$104,332

$163,113


. WOW!!!! An increase of $60,000, Bob Sheets must really work hard for the members, he should show us all the charges he has filed on behalf of members. When he gets time represent the members, is still a mystery as he is always locked in his office doing accounting work! When will the DOL do some investigating as to why Bob Sheets gets paid as a Business Rep., when what he actually does is run the accounting office for the District Council.


 

4/15/99

ONCE AGAIN UNIONPLAINFACTS BRINGS YOU FRESH NEWS!!!!!!
EMERGENCY ALERT!!!!!! 911, EMERGENCY ALERT!!!!!! 911

On 4/13/99 New York District Attorney Morganthau, US Asst. Attorney Mary Jo White and Chief Investigator of NY ERISA/DOL Jonathan Brown showed up at the NYDC with subpoena's demanding the records of Union Labor Life, Zenith Administrators and the complete financial records of the New York District Council from 1995 to present!

Sources report that Government Investigators will be at the NYDC for several weeks collecting evidence, and that this is the largest active investigation going on with the DOL and The DOJ

$McCarron and Conboy won't be able to pass the buck to anyone else this time.

UNIONPLAINFACTS.COM




4/15/99
THIS IS MCCARRON'S PENSION HISTORY. WHY IS HE SO PRIVILEGE TO BE VESTED AFTER 5 YEARS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD SO HE'S BEEN VESTED FOR 5 YEARS FOR A LONG TIME. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THOSE FIVE YEARS HE NEVER HAD A FULL YEARS CREDIT. DID HE MAYBE WORK CASH THE REST OF THE TIME????? WHY DO MEMBERS AND BUSINESS AGENTS HAVE TO WAIT 10 YEARS TO BECOME VESTED????




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New York Daily News Article           2/15/99
Bad Times for Union

Questions on reform Written by Tom Robbins 


 

New York Daily News February 8, 1999, article by Tom Robbins

Feds Launch probe of Carpenter Fund!!!!!

THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT of labor has opened an inquiry into the handling of carpenters union benefit funds, according to government and union sources.  The inquiry comes after union officials awarded the management of the New York Carpenters District Council's $1.7 billion fund to Chicago based Zenith Administrator.  Zenith's selection came as fund trustees voted to charge retired carpenters up to $180 a month for benefits, saying they needed the money to stay afloat. Many members protested that the fund was healthy and told federal officials they suspected political moves to force retirees to drop their membership.  Labor Department investigators visited the union's Hudson St. offices last month, collecting records on Zenith's selection.  The inquiry comes as a group of rank-and-file carpenters is planning a protest tomorrow, at Federal Court in Manhattan against the continued receivership of the District Council. National carpenters chief Douglas McCarron took over the council two years ago, citing corruption. Union officials didn't return calls.

 

QUAD C: Anti-Union Union Bullies

WHY DOES WORKER AND CONTRACTOR MONEY GO TO PAY FOR THE CARPENTERS/CONTRACTORS COOPERATION COMMITTEE (QUAD C)AND THE LABOR MANAGEMENT COOPERATION COMMITTEE (LMCC), TWO ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE THE AUTHORITY OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF LOS ANGELES (GIL GARCETTI) TO INTIMIDATE NON-UNION CONTRACTORS INTO PAYING FINES FOR FALSE VIOLATIONS THAT UNION CONTRACTORS ARE CONSTANTLY COMMITTING. HOW CAN THESE ORGANIZATIONS POSSIBLY GIVE UNBIASED ASESSMENTS OF NON-UNION JOB SITES, WHEN THEY ARE FUNDED WITH UNION MONEY?! WHERE DOES THE MONEY THAT WE THE WORKERS ARE PAYING OUT GO TO? DO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE QUAD C AND LMCC, ALL OF WHICH ARE FORMER CARPENTERS UNION BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, GET THE SAME PERKS THAT THEY GOT AT THE CARPENTERS UNION, SUCH AS A LUXURY CAR AND EXPENSE ACCOUNT?! WHO OVERSEES THAT THE QUAD C AND LMCC ALLOCATES THEIR FUNDS PROPERLY? ARE THEY AUDITED ON A REGULAR BASIS, OR ARE THEY ILLEGALY PROTECTED BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY?! AND WHAT ABOUT WILLIAM LUDDY, WHO IS NOT ONLY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE QUAD C, BUT ALSO AN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER? CAN IT BE THAT HE HOLDS BOTH OF THESE POSITIONS?! AND WHAT ABOUT THE TRIPS TO WASHINGTON, DC THAT HE CONSTANTLY MAKES? DO THE CARPENTERS FLIP THE BILL FOR THAT TOO?! ONCE AGAIN, WHERE IS THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE THIS?!


$$$$$$$$$$ WHERE IS THE DEMOCRACY?!!

PASCHAL MCGUINESS IS THE SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE BUILDING TRADES. HE WAS EXPELLED FROM LOCAL UNION 608 (NEW YORK) FOR INVOLVEMENT IN RACKETEERING. THE CARPENTERS HAD TO PAY A FINE OF $450,000. UNDER LMRDA REGULATIONS, MCGUINESS SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO HOLD OFFICE IN THE UNION FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTEEN YEARS. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE, THEN, THAT HE WAS APPOINTED TO SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE BUILDING TRADES?! AND WHY IS IT THAT HE INITIATES THE FOLLOWING ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES WITH ILLEGAL ALIEN MERCENARIES FROM MEXICO AT THE EXPENSE ($6MILLION TO BE EXACT) OF THE AFL-CIO?!! IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT MCGUINESS' PAST ACTIVITIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

GERALD A. TONER
ASSISTANT CHIEF, LABOR-MANAGEMENT ORGANIZED CRIME AND RACKETEERING SECTION/CRIMINAL DIVISION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SUITE 300
WASHINGTON, DC 20530

LAS VEGAS- (Business Wire)-November 6, 1998 THE BUILDING TRADES ORGANIZING PROJECT (BTOP), A LABOR UNION ORGANIZATION FUNDED BY THE AFL-CIO, IS TARGETING ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS (ABC) MEMBERS IN LAS VEGAS WITH A CAMPAIGN TO FORCE OPEN-SHOP CONTRACTORS TO BECOME UNIONIZED-EVEN AGAINST THE EXPRESSED WISHES OF THEIR WORKERS.

THERE HAVE BEEN EIGHT INCIDENTS IN WHICH THE BTOP HAS BEEN CAUGHT AND PENALIZED BY A JUDGE FOR THEIR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND AGGRESSIONS AGAINST NON-UNION CONTRACTORS-ALL AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AFL-CIO.

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Where are the thousand of dollars that were collected for the Dollars Against Diabetes drive?

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When and where do they publish the openings available at the carpenters/contractors cooperation committee, so the workers know these positions are available, so they can apply. What about all the other positions at the district council? Do they publish when there are any openings so they can hire from the rank and file?? There are many qualified rank and file workers were the openings for the workers!! They give these positions to their buddies!

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When have the leaders stopped and defended the rights of the members, rather than the large companies and themselves?  


 

 

 

 

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Horacio Grana was a retired member of the Carpenters Local Union 1506 in Los Angeles.


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