Friday, June 15, 2012

IBEW, Building Trades Rally Against Attacks by Carpenters

video at UAE Latest Thousands of proud Building Trades members and other union activists rallied in St. Louis on June 15 to tell local Carpenters leader Terry Nelson and UBC General President Doug McCarron to stop attacking the IBEW and stealing its work. IBEW Local 1 is the gold standard of professional excellence for electricians in St Louis. IBEW members are trained in five-year apprenticeships that certify them as master electricians. Members are constantly upgrading their skills and experience as new technologies are introduced. Carpenters Local 57, by contrast, did not comply with federal standards on apprenticeship programs, according to the US Department of Labor. More information can be found at www.local57facts.com

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