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'Right now, we are rebuilding this union. We're rebuilding because we let it go for the better part of two decades. We're rebuilding because if we don't we're going to be back on the street, competing carpenter against carpenters for who will work cheapest and under the worst conditions.'
UBCJA General President Douglas J. McCarron, from 'Editorial' page 4, The Carpenter Magazine, September 1998
It was these words that I cautiously believed in 1998 when I was serving the UBCJA as its Alberta Director of Organizing in Edmonton.