UBCJA Convention Report Issue of "The Kerf" by Tom Crofton, SWCC
"The willing mass drank in the words of McCarron's campaign speech which he alone was allowed to make, and make he did for 2 days, interrupting repeatedly to repeat their chanting. By late morning, the oxygen was totally sucked from the room.."
Nor Cal News: John Reimann expelled from union over SF "wildcat" -- legal brief link
UBC Convention: Election Results, From: Jim Lynch, Local: 1456 NY
As expected, the McCarron Team swept the elections, buying and bullying their way to victory.
But what was not expected was the strong showing of the CDUI. Against unsurmountable odds they garnered more than 10 per cent of the votes cast. If this doesn't sound impressive, you don't understand the magnitude of what they were up against.
.......Demand the Vote stickers
"A walkout by thousands of working Carpenters off a project labor agreement job was not because of one demented 130 pound carpenter as was alleged yesterday. Those thousands of working carpenters walked off the job because of a lousy agreement that they were not allowed to vote on."
UBCJA nomination transcripts: CDU speakers at convention
|General President Doug McCarron 1625
Local 1144, Seattle, WA Ken Little 170 "Our unions build citizens. If our brothers and sisters do not have the right to vote their local union level for their representation, their dues, their contracts, the right to strike, how do we expect them to vote in the city, the state, and the national elections with the full authority that our brotherhood represents?"
General Vice President DougBanes 1643
General Secretary-Treasurer Andy Silins 1653
District Vice President, Eastern Dist. Bill Michalowski 1629
|District Vice President, Midwestern District Harry Gowan 1625
Local 44, Champaign, IL David L. Johnson 176 "If we are to survive and expand, we must have the support of the membership and stop the unnecessary consolidation of locals, councils and districts."
District Vice President, Southern District Pepe Collado 1725
District Vice President, Central District Jim Slebiska 1700
District Vice President, Western District Mike Draper 1550
District Vice President, Canadian District Jim Smith 1730
|August 25, 2000
Construction Carpenters Cheer as McCarron Threatens to Defect From AFL-CIO
CHICAGO--Douglas J. McCarron, general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, suggested his union may choose to end its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, asserting that its contributions to the federation are doing little more than paying the salaries of Washington bureaucrats.
In other action, delegates defeated a proposal that would have allowed the general membership of the union to directly elect union officers. Convention delegates currently elect union officers.
Employer-Employee Relations Subcommittee Hearings on Union Democracy
The Carpenters union is in the midst of a nationwide restructuring, including unilateral dissolution and merger of the locals. The Carpenters rank-and-file want to return to a one man-one vote form of governance, instead of the new representational democracy imposed by Mr. McCarron.
Open letter to Patrick Martin, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament
from Sean McKenny, Member UBC&J - Local 93 Ottawa, Canada (click for complete text)
"That in Canada, the British Columbia Provincial Council of Carpenters is on record as being in complete opposition to those International efforts is known to you. That in Ontario, the vast majority of UBC Locals do not support nor endorse the International's restructuring initiative - they are currently before the Ontario Labour Relations Board in solidarity against those International efforts - is also known to you.
On the Level Newsletter of the BC Carpenters Union
Resolution passed at the 1969 BC Carpenters Union Convention:
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