Friday, August 14, 2009

Letters from Douglas J. McCarron, General President United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of American


It has been well documented at the UBC Hearings, both Pete Thomassen (salary $268,827) and Dennis Sheil, (salary $253,500) among other things, turned a blind eye to contractor corruption and failed to protect our financial interest. Dennis Sheil retired on December 31, 2009 and is rumored to collect a yearly pension over $200,000. Pete Thomassen, the last remaining member of the disgraced "Unity Team" suddenly resigned on Thursday May 6, 2010


It took UBC leadership 269 Days, 11 Hours, 33 minutes, 42 seconds, to start firing those who have betrayed us!

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Peter

4 comments:

  1. Interesting the letters appear after I point out that the councils website states “under construction”...Notice the date of the letter to Pete, August 10...

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  2. Joe Whitted Millwright DiverDecember 1, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    What has happened to our Union?!! What has happened to our country?!!!
        I'm just an average joe I've been a commercial diver and millwright,I came to the union as an experienced gulf diver and when I was offered a chance for the millwright apprenticeship I embraced it and did well.
        Enough about me, What has happened to our Union WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR RIGHT TO VOTE FOR OUR REPRESENTATIVES!!!???!!!! Taking away our right to vote makes us no different than non union employees!!!  We no longer have any say in our direction,leadership or future (WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW A UNION WITHOUT ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES CAN BE CALLED A "UNION")!!!  
                  WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY??!!! GLOBAL ECONOMY MY ASS!!!!!!   WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICANS TAKING CARE OF AMERICANS?!!!
                   WHY DON'T WE HAVE ANOTHER BUY AMERICAN CAMPAIGN???!! WE NEED IT NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!! GOD HELP US!!!!  WHAT HAPPENED TO MANUFACTURING IN THIS COUNTRY AND TAKING CARE OF EACHOTHER??!!!
           I AM CONCERNED FOR OUR FUTURE OR LACK OF.
                  DOES ANYBODY ELSE GIVE A SHIT???!!!! I'VE BEEN A MEMBER OF BOTH LOCAL 1163 AND 747. MY NAME IS JOE WHITTED, MY DAD RETIRED FROM THE OPERATING ENGINEERS AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PRO UNION  AND PROUD TO BE UNION!!!! ALL I HAVE TO SAY TO McCARREN AND OUR APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES IS "IT MUST BE HARD TO SEE WIH YOUR HEAD UP THERE!!!!!!!!! 

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  3. i wish mccarron would come to ohio....

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  4. New York is merely a symptom of the new wave of corruption that has sprung up. President McCarron and the Executive Board have their hands full for sure. Experience teaches us that our organization often rewards the wrong traits as people rise in power, and greedy, power hungry little men find a way to the top. When they get there the true nature of the person becomes slowly apparent. Sometimes these men have true good intentions, but a small intellect and even smaller character, and time erodes the little good in their hearts until they are nothing more then paranoid little twitching bundles of me me me. One could give any number of examples, dear friend who posted last, but Ohio is indeed on that list!

    Brothers and sisters, look around, there are no places where the reform we ushered in in 1995 has not worked when the local leadership was truely committed, but those few places that still exist and ooze with wrong doing, those islands of old time thinking, are insidious and lie on our Brotherhood like a cancer that has to be excised before it becomes impossible to cure. I applaud our leadership for their courage, and for persevering in their quest to make the Union what our founder, Peter J. Maguire, envisioned. Count me as a soldier in that fight!

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