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More drivel from the carpenters union leadership

More drivel from the carpenters union leadership
Originally published on The Oakland Socialist July 2, 2017 Article and captions written by John Reimann Just got the newest rag of the Northern California Council of Carpenters (the word “Union” is mysteriously absent). Some more thinking from those brilliant minds. On page 3 is the usual drivel from the Council executive secretary, Bobby Alvarado. It’s titled “Mastering new technology... 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

Carpenter’s Union uses Secret Trial to Suppress Free Speech

Carpenter’s Union uses Secret Trial to Suppress Free Speech
The Carpenter’s International Union will conduct another secret trial under the special provisions of Article 14-D of the General Constitution on Thursday January 12, 2017 with the announced intent to expel yet another Carpenter Union activist.  These secret trials under Article 14-D are almost always political trials designed to punish those who have angered powerful interests in the union and... Read More

PNW Carpenters reject raise for Tweedy in a secret ballot

PNW Carpenters reject raise for Tweedy in a secret ballot
Despite lots of coercion to sustain his already approved raise that was hustled through the Executive Board right after his re-election in August, the delegates to the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, meeting in Vancover narrowly reversed that retroactive wage raise in an historic secret ballot by a narrow margin 68-62. Self-styled CEO “Executive Secretary” Doug Tweedy had expected... Read More

PNW Documents

PNW Documents
WestWA Pension Documents: 2016 WW Carpenters Bond Portfolio *NEW* abc-article-from-wsj *NEW* news-from-the-trust-ocotober-2016 *NEW*ctww-october-3-2106-letter-to-employer PNWRCC FAQ response to pension concerns first seen at July 30th Local 30 informational meeting, sent with Sept 5th letter September 5th letter to Western WA Carpenters by Doug Tweedy CEO March 8th 2016 Memo from Rael & Letson to Trustees on “Preliminary 2016 Zone Status Certification”... Read More

From company hired to kill W. WA Carpenter pensions

From company hired to kill W. WA Carpenter pensions
These excerpts come from the public reports by the company paid by the Carpenters union to replace West WA pensions to move liability from employers to employees. Please share to as many carpenters as you can! This is likely  a part of a national push by Las Vegas and the employers. Milliman is the billion dollar multinational actuarial and consulting... Read More

Report on PNWRCC mtg.

Report on PNWRCC mtg.
Report on Spokane Regional Council meeting: I was asked by several union brothers to attend the delegate meeting in Spokane to observe and report back my observations. Despite my reluctance to make the 5 hour trip for a meeting of disappointment and deception, I decided that it was necessary and important that at least someone goes to tell the rank... Read More