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In a tough economy, all the building trades need to pull together to protect our work and turn more projects into union jobs.
But that’s not the way it is in St. Louis.
The head of the Carpenters District Council in that town, Terry Nelson, with the support of UBC General President Doug McCarron, is wasting time and money attacking the IBEW and stealing its work.
While nonunion carpenters are working and UBC members sit on the bench, WHY is Nelson spending his members’ dues signing sweetheart deals with nonunion electrical contractors and lowering wage and benefit standards set by St. Louis IBEW Local 1 over generations?
And now they are going after IBEW union contractors. So we ask: Where will McCarron try to pull this next? Which other trades will be next in line for raiding?
In this town, we respect each other’s jurisdiction—for the Carpenters
and everybody—and resolve our disputes in a way that makes sense.
We don’t go for sweetheart deals and company unions.
Shame on Doug McCarron.
We ask ALL good trades men and women, especially Carpenters: Tell Doug McCarron to do his job and focus on his work, not everybody else’s.