Fight on Chicago
MORE PENSION QUESTIONS
Congratulations BC a victory in Canada
Horacio's Letter to Mccarron concerning
Mccarron's pullout from Afl-Cio
AFL-CIO Chief to Back U.S. Airline Unions
Board of Directors
UBC Pension and Southern
California Pension Fund Invest in Northwest Airlines, a company that has major Labor
Richard C. Blum sits on the Board of Northwest Airlines and is also Investment Advisor to
the UBC Pension Fund and to the Southern California Pension Fund. He is also one of
the highest paid advisors if not the highest of any other Carpenters Pension Plan.
2001Carpenters Set to Quit AFL-CIO;
Sweeney Orders Sharp Response
By Harry Kelber
RESOLUTION TO STAY IN THE AFL-CIO
invested in China as Feinstein pushed trade
from our Archives 3-28-97 - Feinstein, Husband Hold Strong China Connections
Pension advisor sues retiree
for $20 million
Mob Turncoat Eager
to Talk About Construction Rackets
September 8, 2000 New York Times
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH PERINI???
BLUM (FEINSTEIN'S HUSBAND)
and MCCARRON'S INVESTMENT GOING DOWN!!!!
An update on Perini Stock:
As of Friday May 26, 2000 at 3:46 PM ET, Perini stock closed 2.938 per share. It has
been going downwards in the past three months. When the Carpenters bought Perini shares
they paid $11.00 per share.
Not to worry folks,at the annual shareholders meetings Mr. Ron Tutor, chairman and CEO
of Perini Corp. (AMEX:PCR), said that tremendous progress has been made over the last 12
months in positioning Perini Corp. as a strong, viable company with an exciting future. He
also reported to Business Wire that Perini currently has a backlog of $1.73 billion.
Business Wire mentions the Big Dig in Boston but does not mention the death and accidents
that have occurred there.
At this meeting, shareholders of common stock elected Michael R. Klein to serve as one
of the directors through 2003. Michael R. Klein is also Richard C. Blum's who is the
(husband of California Senator Feinstein) attorney.
If you guys back east buy as little as one share of Perini Stock, you can also attend
the shareholders meetings annually. McCarron, Tutor and Blum might love seeing you there.
THERE SOMEONE WITHIN THE CARPENTERS UNION THAT HAS MORE POWER AND AUTHORITY THAN OUR
GENERAL PRESIDENT AND MORE POWER THAN THE MEMBERSHIP?
SO, WHO IS THIS INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION?
want to know if the rumor that the UBC is in trouble with the
AFL-CIO is true? They should let members know what is going on. Will the UBC no longer be part of the AFL-CIO?
INTEREST DOES FEINSTEIN HAVE WITHIN THE CARPENTERS UNION AND WITH CARPENTERS MONEY?
also want to know how someone like Dianne Feinstein who is a
staunch supporter of China, accept contributions
from the Carpenters Union
and other Unions. She
has many interests in China
and won't think twice in selling carpenters down the river for her own interests.
ASKS MEMBERS OPINION REGARDING THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
isn't the Brotherhood opposed to the negotiations in China? Do we have interests in China? Is our money being invested in China? (Example) We
boycott Wall-Mart yet we invest in Wall-Mart! Where
are the ethics of the UBC???
isn't our General President opposing this whole China fiasco? Is there someone above him
that has more authority and needs to do as he is told?
would like members to join forces and start asking some of these questions to Sweeney of
the AFL-CIO. We also want to know what stand
the AFL-CIO is taking regarding the China Bill and a stand on what is going on in the Carpenters Union.
also want to know why the UBC is letting Al Gore using our building in Boston as his
headquarters. The same with letting Hillary Clinton use our New York offices. Al Gore along with Bill Clinton and Senator Dianne
Feinstein are the biggest proponents of the China Bill in Washington. How can supporting favor the Carpenters Union or
any Union for that matter? Unfortunately
workers are stuck between a rock and hard place, once again politics come into play in our
On May 1, 2000, Local 944 in San Bernardino
passed the following:
All Business Agents will be receiving a full days salary for attending their union
meeting, in other words these agents will be receiving an extra days pay at the end of the
This will most likely get passed in all locals in Southern California and eventually
around the country.
WHAT DOES THE RANK-AND-FILE GET FOR GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY TO
ATTEND A UNION MEETING AFTER A HARD DAYS WORK?
Here are some questions for the Brotherhood!
- Why does some of the Leadership drive brand new Cadillacs?
- Do they need to have that type of car to do their job, or do they need
them to show off and sit in their office all day long?
- Are they doing this so they can have less dissidents and have more yes
- Besides yes men, do these Business Agents really represent the worker?
- What about the latest $200 pension increase, retroactive 1991. How does
this benefit the member, when no member ever works 1800 hours a year. This increase was
given to the leadership so they don't turn on the hierarchy.
- Can the Southern California District Council show us the percentage of
members (not leadership) that work 1800 hours a year?
- Can they show how long does it take for the members to accumulate a full year?
- Can they also show how many members join the union and never take advantage of their
pension because they don't know the rules of the game, i.e. brakes-in-service etc...
McCarron has broken BC law!
Dateline 19 Feb 2000
McCarron has broken BC law. So says a BC Labour Relations Board ruling that deals a
major blow to International restructuring plans in BC. The February 17, 2000 ruling
demands natural justice for union members and membership ratification votes for local
BC Carpenters Union members have already stopped restructuring dead in their tracks with
their powerful protests and persistent resistance. This decision only confirms that
McCarron is not above BC Law.
Now the score is:
BC Carpenters Union (Home Team): 9
(Visiting Team): 0
On February 17, 2000 Laura Parkinson, Vice-Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board,
rendered her decision (BCLRB No. B77/2000) on the rights of the International to merge
Locals without a just representation process and without a membership vote.
Ms. Parkinson has ruled that the International was in violations of Sections 10 and 37 of
the BC Labour Code. She has ordered a complete cessation of the International's forced
mergers of LU 1237 construction workers into LU 1998 and LU 1237 School Board members into
Two central points of Ms. Parkinson's ruling are:
1) that the International did not have an adequate or naturally just process for invoking
local mergers; 2) That "the requirement for proof of employee support is accomplished
by having a majority of employees in a meeting convened for that purpose on adequate
notice support resolutions in favour of succession."
Her ruling means that McCarron's plan to form a Regional Council on Vancouver Island,
without a membership vote, is as dead as his hair is gelled. Now the members can determine
their own union restructuring their way.
The 22-page ruling spells out in detail General Executive Board violations of BC law. Its
is required reading for anyone fighting business trade unionism.
Friends of democracy can obtain a copy of the ruling by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Coles, BC Carpenters Union