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Union carpenters confront the trade union bureaucrats over pension cutbacks

Union carpenters confront the trade union bureaucrats over pension cutbacks
Union carpenters confront the trade union bureaucrats over pension cutbacks Renton, WA – On Saturday morning, July 30, nearly 300 union carpenters attended a special meeting called when news got out that the Western Washington pension plan (covering more than four thousand carpenters) was projected to be “in the red zone” (ie: at risk of not having enough money) and... Read More

TCL Statement on UBCJA Western WA Pension Fiasco

TCL Statement on UBCJA Western WA Pension Fiasco
[The following can be downloaded and printed in as the original leaflet in PDF format PDF Stand up for our Defined Benefit Pensions! Fight to Organize for the Interests of Carpenters and the Working Class! We need to create a democratic organization independent of the union leadership that will bring power to carpenters and all working people. This organization must... Read More

Letters and Comments to the Editor

Letters and Comments to the Editor
This post is reserved for public Letters and Comments by readers to The Control Line (similar to a letters to the editor section of a newspaper). A little note, your comment will be kicked into moderation the first time, after it has been approved your comments will appear without any moderation. This is necessary to defend the page against spam... Read More

Labor Fakes Exposed: Its time to organize and fight

Labor Fakes Exposed: Its time to organize and fight
(Image from The Waterfront Worker, a militant 1930s rank and file newsletter for the ILWU and an inspiration for The Control Line) Last night an important union meeting took place at the Carpenters local 30 hall in Renton, WA, a consolidated super local that includes the former 131 Seattle local. There was tension in the room. First, a letter was... Read More