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FAKE ELECTIONS AT THE DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR
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.
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???
is a delinquent in charge of our Pension,
SFO a focus of FBI probe)
Tutor and he is being investigated by the FBI in San Francisco
testified about contracts)
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
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
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
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
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??
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
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????
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.
SHOULD CALIFORNIA BE $MCCARRON'S PARADISE?
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.
some of them:
WORK: where are all the jobs out So. Calif.?? Why are they working
in Las Vegas having to hold down two households?
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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???
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
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
WITH HIS $2,000 SUIT AND $100 HAIR CUT, COULD NOT CONVINCE
HOW HE WAS MADE A FOOL OF IN CANADA AND HOW HIS MEETING WAS
the Photos of the Barbecue.
($McCarron was the one Barbecued in Canada!!!!)
this story out: The New York Carpenters are some tough HOMBRES.
MAN ONE VOTE.............$MCCARRON MUST GO
$MCCARRON IS "COUNTERPRODUCTIVE" TO THE UNION AND ITS
$MCCARRON DAMAGES THE REPUTATION OF THE UNION AND ITS WORKING
CLASS MEMBERS, AND PENALIZES THEIR FAMILIES!
From: "United We Stand"
nice turnout guys
for those of you that couldn't make it here's some pictures
Bridge July 1, 1999 NYC
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARPENTERS WHO HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WHEN CLAIMING YOUR
DON'T LET THEM BULLY YOU!!!!! THE ARE NOTORIOUS FOR BULLYING
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:
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........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!
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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.
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
These are the types of people inside the pension plan and pension office.
$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
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
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
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
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
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
$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.
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
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
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????
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
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
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
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.
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!!!
James A. Flores
Michael W. McCarron
Last but not least, the following Business Rep. must be given mention.
. 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
ONCE AGAIN UNIONPLAINFACTS BRINGS YOU FRESH
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.
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
CHECK OUT OUR NEW SECTION "UNION MEMBERS BOOKLET" ON THIS SITE.
New York Daily News
Bad Times for Union
Questions on reform Written by Tom
New York Daily News February 8, 1999,
article by Tom Robbins
Feds Launch probe of Carpenter
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?!!
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,
GERALD A. TONER
ASSISTANT CHIEF, LABOR-MANAGEMENT ORGANIZED CRIME AND RACKETEERING SECTION/CRIMINAL
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SUITE 300
WASHINGTON, DC 20530
(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
Where are the
thousand of dollars that were collected for the Dollars Against Diabetes drive?
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!
When have the
leaders stopped and defended the rights of the members, rather than the large companies