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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

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

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