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The Struggle against Labor’s Hierarchy. Will the Left Participate?

The Struggle against Labor’s Hierarchy. Will the Left Participate?
The following article is by Richard Mellor republished from Facts for Working People, originally published February 26,2017. It is being republished on Thecontrolline.com with permission. By Richard Mellor Afscme Local 444, retired Those who regularly read this blog are familiar with the term “The Dog That Doesn’t Bark” that we tend to use when talking about the leadership of organized... Read More

So-called lefts who cover for the union bureaucracy who refuse to fight the bosses.

So-called lefts who cover for the union bureaucracy who refuse to fight the bosses.
The following article by Sean O’Torain republished from Facts for Working People, originally published February 26,2017. It is being republished on Thecontrolline.com with permission. Sean O’Torain. Labor Notes, the magazine which writes about some aspects of the life of the trade union movement published a couple of letters in its last issue that were written by labor officials and addressed... Read More

Pacific Northwest Carpenters passes resolution against fascist and hate groups:

Pacific Northwest Carpenters passes resolution against fascist and hate groups:
From the council website: “At the February quarterly meeting, the duly elected delegates of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters adopted a formal resolution against racist and fascist hate groups. Please see the attached for the full resolution.” PDF: Anti-white-nationalism-resolution-Feb-2017 Read More

Letter to carpenters against bylaw proposal of PNWRCC EST Salary increase

Letter to carpenters against bylaw proposal of PNWRCC EST Salary increase
The following were sent out as a series of emails by John Torkelson, Don Larson, and Pat Burns of Local 30. They are being republished in full by The Control Line. They will primarily affect carpenters in the Pacific Northwest Region. Email 1 of 4: Proposed Carpenter Union Executive-Secretary Salary Increase Subject: What is being proposed. Dear Brother and Sister Carpenters,... Read More