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The Problems with “Buy American” and the fight against the TPP

The Problems with “Buy American” and the fight against the TPP
On the myths of National Chauvinism: The Problems with the “Buy American” slogan and the fight against the TPP Myth #1: We share common ground with our US employers Under the shadow of China’s economic growth, there has been a redoubled effort on the part of US National-Chauvinists to promote a number of poisonous lies based on the biggest lie that... Read More

An Email Exchange with Jan Noster, President of the CMAW (Part 2)

An Email Exchange with Jan Noster, President of the CMAW (Part 2)
Earlier this week an email was sent to Jan Noster (President of the CMAW in Canada) representing The Control Line which Jan responded to immediately. Below is a delayed rebuttal to Jan sent to him on 5/17/2015. Jan has yet to reply. If Jan decides to reply he can either do so by commenting here or through email and we... Read More

An Email Exchange with Jan Noster, President of the CMAW (Part 1)

An Email Exchange with Jan Noster, President of the CMAW (Part 1)
Below is an email exchange with Jan Noster who is the current president of the largest union representing construction workers in British Columbia Canada (7000 workers), the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers. The CMAW industrial union was formed out of the decision by BC Carpenters affiliated with the UBCJA to disaffiliate themselves from the UBC. A friendly letter was sent... Read More

VOTE NO against the Western Washington AGC tentative agreement!

VOTE NO against the Western Washington AGC tentative agreement!
VOTE NO AGAINST THE TENATIVE AGC AGREEMENT! The Regional Council is force feeding the members a giveaway contract with almost no debate or discussion. A contract that was negotiated in haste is being announced by robocall and rammed down our throats without any opportunity to talk about it. We need a general membership meeting to discuss the contract! This Proposal... Read More