Friday, August 14, 2009

Send A Message To Mr. Frank Spencer

Tired of hearing about Lies and Corruption? Then do something about it! We need to make our voices heard to avoid catastrophic consequences to our union. There’s only one way we can achieve that: we need to turn the political heat way up ― ― and send a LOUD and CLEAR message to Mr. Frank Spencer who has assumed supervision over our District Council.

I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

Note: All messages will be sent to Mr. Spencer and his reply will be posted.

64 comments:

  1. Mr correspondence to Spencer:
    Mr Spencer,
    As a member of Carpenters Local 370 who has had control their funds seized by the Empire Council I would like to ask what steps are being taken to remove Joesph Olivieri as Chairman of the Empire Council Welfare Fund and as trustee on just about every fund in the Empire Council. Mr Olivieri has been indicted and named by the FBI as connected to organized crime. Both he and indicted Mr.Forde are trustees on many Empire Council funds. Are they to be removed. Will the UBC International look into the gifts listed on LM 30s Mr.Fuchs,Mr.Simmons and Mr. Conroy as well as other Empire Council Officers from Wall and Ceiling and Mr Olivieri. I am sure the FBI will be having a look.
    I would like to also ask why the Empire Council instructed its people on August 5,2009 to give no comment and for inquiring members to contact the Indicted Mr.Forde and Mr. Olivieri.Rather odd don't you think.

    Thank You,
    Richard Dorrough
    Carpenters Local 370
    Albany NY

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  2. Great question Richard, you got us off to a great start on our new section, "Send a message to Mr. Frank Spencer.

    My question has to do with the removal of District Council offices.

    History lesson, In 1996, the district council was placed under international union supervision amid corruption charges by Genaral President Douglas McCarron. (http://local157.blogspot.com/1996/06/head-of-carpenters-union-is-dismissed.html) Mr. McCarron named Douglas J. Banes, the first vice president of the national union, as the temporary supervisor of the district council.

    At the time Mr. Banes said, district council head Frederick W. Devine had been dropped from the payroll and all the office locks had been changed.

    "The district council has been out of line for many, many years," Mr. Banes said in an interview. "We intend to clean this up once and for all for the benefit of thousands of rank and file members."

    Also dismissed with Mr. Devine was the entire administration which included: William Reardon, first vice president; William Hanley, second vice president; Robert J. Cavanaugh, secretary-treasurer, and Raymond O'Kane, trustees chairman.

    Mr. McCarron said that Federal prosecutors and Kenneth Conboy, a former Federal judge investigating abuses in the district council, supplied evidence that Mr. Devine had accepted payments from two contractors and that he had been influenced by Thomas Petrizzo, whom prosecutors have identified as a captain in the Colombo crime family.

    Mr. McCarron also said among other things, Mr. Devine had mismanaged the district council's funds, hired unnecessary employees to administer the council, leased luxury cars and ran up excessive legal bills.

    It should be noted that at the time Mr. Devine and his administration were removed from the council no one was indicted or arrested.

    My question is: Given the serious charges against Mr. Forde why wasn't the entire Forde administration “The Unity Team” (unity, meaning the quality or state of being made one) removed from the council?

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  3. Following through, I must come across with the same message as I'm quite sure this will be said time and time again..... clean this house even if it means starting over. We've been left to believe, with Devereaux being in control, that this is too reminiscent of the 157 takeover. INSIDE INFORMATION OF ba'S NOT HANDLING CELL PHONES INSIDE JURISDICTION. That didn't pass the smelt test and neither does this.
    No explanation can decipher that the entire NYCDC must be held accountable because they had a duty to look for this wrongdoing.

    You'll no doubt wonder why an anonymous post. Well that culture of corruption is the driving force for that reasoning.

    How do you intend to compensate men who languished on a crooked OWL while others ( Those on the books ) made 100k plus and had benefit amounts exceeding by many times those that only worked a few months.


    Signed:
    The unruly 10%

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  4. The last 8 or 10 years, these Irish motherfrrrs on the west side, along with the do nothing about it criminals of 157, have been making deals with corrupt companies like On Par, Boom Construction, Tri Built, and a few others.

    Mike Forde, Deverouex, and Thomassen are all buddies with these cunt companies who paid their workers(half union men - half scabs) CASH while our welfare fund was being horribly depleted.

    Special stewards were sent to these jobs for years, while good men were on that f###ing list waiting. Keep voting for them you f###ing assholes! You deserve everything you get. You can work till your 70 and end up with nothing. While the people who robbed you blind while you kissed their asses retire at 50 with tons of money.

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  5. Fire Gary Rothman - and O'Dwyer and Bernstein - they had to know what was going on, and they just use legalese to stop any reform from happening.

    Bring back Mack!!

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  6. Spence, - When you come see me, Be Ready for some tough q"s. re: your accountability here and with 157.

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  7. how does spencer get these messages?put up spencer s phone #,address and e-mail,thks

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  8. We have no confidence in Frank Spencer from his past record in the 157 supervision. Removing all officers and appointing Lawrece D'Errico BM of the local then disappearing.

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  9. Ask Spencer if he would take a LIE-DETECTOR test. Why not? Don't you want trustworthy reps. that get big salaries? Well there is no other quick effective way to find out. If the membership lets this defining moment go unchallenged, then you are to blame, shame on you.

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  10. My question is simple, why are we not down at the DC asking these questions? Its our building, these are our employees, we should be deciding how this goes and I am a fan of cleaning house. This blog could easily serve as a jumping off point to reach a consensus among those concerned members about how to fix this problem.

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  11. This is great! We need to have a place on the District council web site for members to voice their thoughts. Too many members can't speak at meetings, and can't attend. Most members don't know about this place. Who could make this happen? Who will? I know there are more shops paying cash, and more guys accepting cash then what is out now. We need to educate the membership how this affects us all. Stop letting this go on until it damages the future of this union permanently. These are selfish acts that cause your raises to go to the funds rather than your pockets. Think fellas, think!

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  12. To Anonymous, you will never have a place on the District Council website for members to voice their opinions, they want to keep you in the dark.

    This is the place to let the council know what is on your mind.

    Believe me, they look at this site everyday.

    Tell everyone you know about this blog, send an email to all your buddies, print out a job site flyer, you will find a link to the left of the main page under "Featured Post" and post them anywhere union brothers and sisters will see them.

    Do anything you can to get the members informed about this blog.

    We have to keep the political heat on Spencer, and the only way to do that is by keep posting comments and let your voice be heard.

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  13. McCarron, Spencer and all those assholes from the International were Mike Fraud's rabbi's for the
    past ten or more years. Spencer is definitely part of the problem. He's not here a few weeks, and
    he's appointing guys who are exactly the same as the scum who were indicted. We should send Spencer
    packing if we can. Get him the fuck out of here. These international guys don't understand New York
    City. This isn't fucking Tennessee. It's McCarron and those assholes who made it so we don't vote
    for our business agents. Once that happened it was all down hill. Now he's got Spencer up here
    securing jobs for the worst of what's left. Thomassen, Martin Devilbro, and the rest of these
    pieces of shit who sunk us.

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  14. William Davenport 608September 21, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Today was lu 45 golf outing,leaving queens uncovered for the day.some picket lines were pulled because some organizers attend this event.

    There are 11 locals and i believe all but one has a golf outing,also don't forget the nydc outings. then there's the building trade 's golf outing,then there's the different trades of the building trades golf outings.

    oh yeah than there's the association's golf outing's and don't forget the carpentry companies golf outings. did i also
    mention the empire regional golf outing.

    than last Thursday 9/17/2009 there was St. Dominick's golf outing which was attended by many ba's from across the nydc. we the rank and file would lose a day s pay if we went to any of these outing's plus the cost of the greens fee not the ba's of nydc they get paid their salary and most times the union whether the local,nydc,apprentice school
    or labor-mgt pick up the tab.

    this is outrageous behavior,no wonder the non-union sector is beating the shit out of us. i would like to make a motion to change our name to "the carpenter's business agents golf-outings ,alcoholics, coke/heads,pot-junkie's and joiners union". can i get a second on
    this ? yours truly William Davenport 608's own.

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  15. Following through, I must come across with the same message as I'm quite sure this will be said time
    and time again..... clean this house even if it means starting over.

    We've been left to believe, with Devereaux being in control, that this is too reminiscent of the 157 takeover. INSIDE INFORMATION OF ba'S NOT HANDLING CELL PHONES INSIDE JURISDICTION. That didn't pass the smelt test and neither does this.

    No explanation can decipher that the entire NYCDC must be held accountable because they had a duty
    to look for this wrongdoing.

    You'll no doubt wonder why an anonymous post. Well that culture of corruption is the driving force for that reasoning.

    How do you intend to compensate men who languished on a crooked OWL while others ( Those on the books ) made 100k plus and had benefit amounts exceeding by many times those that only worked a few months.

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  16. Dear Mr. Callahan, I spoke with you this morning about excessive absences regarding union officials taking off to go to various golf outing without using their vacation time or personal leave time.

    I believe out of 11 local unions, only one does not have a golf outing.

    The NYC DC has one, the building trades has one and most other trades also having golf outings. The empire regional council has a golf outing, the carpenter associations also have golf outings too,wow!

    Lets not forget the carpenter companies golf outings or the annual St. Dominick 's golf outing that was held 9/17/2009 which was attended by many district council officials.

    Here's my question did these union officials use vacation time or personnel leave time for these outings ?

    Did the officials pay for the greens fee themselves or did the union pay ?

    There must be about 20 golf outings a year attended by carpenter union officials, don't you think this a bit much, most of these outing's are during the work week.

    The NYCDC has over 4,000 members out of work not to mention the drug scandal and dare I forget the indictments of these golf playing union officials.

    James Murray, Finbair O'Neal and the Mahoney brothers were known to attend past union golf outings.

    Please do something about this theft of service. The members morale depends on your prompt action. thank you.

    Fraternally yours William Davenport.

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  17. william davenport lu 608 . its nice of the ubc to have hearings about the nydc supervision .what i don't understand is that 4 out of 5 hearings are during working hours, what gives with this nonsence.?

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  18. they kick you out of school for lack of work and they are all doing drugs ,driving fine cars,what about the future,this union sucks.its sad for the new people non union is more in demand then ever and nothing is getting done ,just give out turkey lol lol what a joke ..

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  19. you are doing a fine job mr spencer

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  20. Mister Spencer,

    Thomassen and Sheil are crooked!

    Martin Deveruax is MORE crooked!

    Everyone over at 608 should be removed!

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  21. Mr. Spencer,

    Are you at 395 Hudson 5 days a week or do you have to split your attention and focus with the New Jersey Council?  If you are not at 395 hudson, who is in charge in your absence?  What is Dennis Shield's official business with the New York DC?  Mr. Thomanssen has been accused of serious violations of DC rules and regulations, as well as having an appetite for the finer things in life paid with union funds, have you investigated Mr. Thomanssen?  Have you noticed the incestous nepotism between NYCDCC officials and NYCDCC staff and the O'dwyer law firm?  Your response would be greatly appreciated!

    ps. You could do better, but thank you for some of the changes that have already taken place.

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  22. Tom Costello was a frequent steward for On-Par, and Tri-built.

    You know that he is one of the boys from 608.

    It don't take rocket science NOW HE A BA OH COME ON!!!

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  23. got a problem with a b.a. in New York or New Jersey who can you contact? Frank Spencer? sure , He's Skip Boyces buddy who runs Atlantic City and the rest of New Jersey, I have a major complaint and was removed as a steward on a major project for standing up for my guys being forced to work 12 stories up on a pitch UNCLIPPED, NO RETRACTABLES. The BA backed the project manager so they come back and do more work in his area(his words to me) and I am out of a job with (of course) no work in sight, I left town and now have to commute and have less pay and worse benefits. What can you do about it Frank Spencer, ny and nj are closed shop. Intl union told me to contact you, I guess so I can never work anywhere else in the United States, give me a reasonable answer in front of all these members on this blogspot and I will contact you but you will be held accountable by these men. Ask Skippy I,m sure he has an idea of who I am.

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  24. william davenport lu 608November 2, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    dear frank spencer; here's  a question for you , how come the testimony of nydc members who spoke at the javits center hearing are not posted on the nydc site ? all union officals who spoke got there testimony put up on the nydc website.frank, in one of your letters you wrote you would keep the membership informed, how is leaving out many hours of sworn testimony by nydc rank-n-file members keeping us informed ?.... also ,how is your investigation into union officals attending golf-outings going ?   thanks for your time and consideration.  fraternally yours william davenport local union 608 nyc.

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  25. Dear Frank,

    I am a union member here in the Renton, Washington Local 1797. I would like to know how to get the West Coast moving to stop the hiring of Illegal Aliens here. I am like other veterans who fought for this country are out of work while the IA's are still on the job after we are laid off. IA's are even dispatched out while we are sitting in the hall to get the same jobs that are given to the IA's.

    This a slap in the face of all veterans and to other union members who want the jobs that made this country great!

    IA's continue to work at these jobs with the work quality is in the toilet and make all of us who give a damn about what they do look like idiots!

    I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE! This is an under statement and it will cause a revolution as Morristown,NJ Mayor and Newt Gingrich has said!

    Maybe that is what we need to stop the tranny and corruption!

    www.youtube.com Fall of the Republic and Obama Deception
    Google:  America Freedom to Fascism

    DM

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  26. i need assistance with a ruling If a member signs up on teh oput of work list on Sept 21st 2009 at 3:30pm after being laid off at 3pm and calls the put of work list again on Nov 4 2009...Has he fulfilled his obligation of calling the list within the ruling of (out of work person must call teh list once every 45 days to remain active on the out of work list ) or should he / she be removed from the list and placed at the bottom of the list becasue of failure to call within 45 days ..I do hope you understand this question and are able to answer it ASAP or repsond to me at mtwin1@aol.com with your determination..pLEASE

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  27. Mr Spencer.It Is November 12 2009.Why is Mike Forde still a trustee of our Annuity fund?
    Why is Martin Deveruax running 608 when he been convicted of taking cash?
    Why were Greaney and Hayes allowed to attend the Hearings at Javits center..
    Exactly how much did the hearings at the Javits center cost?
    I could'nt help notice all of the Suits(including you) enjoying a catered breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hearings...

    And on a different note,why are all the company guys from ONPAR working for a new company(I dont know the name of the company)...

    WE MUST GET RID OF THE REQUEST SYSTEM AND RETURN IT TO A TRUE 50/50.WHERE THE MEMBERS GET CALLED OF THE LIST FAIR AND SQUARE.
    WE ARE IN A UNION,ARE WE NOT?

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  28. I'm not totally sure what is true and what is not in our district anymore. However I can see somethging is pulling us apart. We need to stand together during these tuff times. This division is only further weakening our brotherhood. We need strong leadership.......and someone willing to serve our members not self fullfilling leaders.I'm tired of losing members,contractors and market share. Seems we are constantly losing ground on all fronts. Please address our problems and leed us to prosperity.
    Thanks

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  29. tierd off hearing off the bullshit they talk at the 608 meetings all you hear is that your out off order but what they should say is we do not want you to tell the truth if they wanted to hear we would not be in this situtation as what they set up for years have helped the corruption in the union i have not gone to any meetings in years cause you only get to hear the same people talk i know i would be out of order may be they need to be taken over or change the hole gang cause once a theif always a one

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  30. we need change know we need to show our fellow members that we can change but we need elections and we ever one to vote not just the same people or we will have the same ba

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  31. Hey Mr. Spencer, Where is your message to the membership? Where is your devotion to serve the membership? I have a question you'll never answer. What do you know about all this corruption, spending OUR money on outings, hotels, cars, trips, and all the waste of big salaries for do-nothing reps. Are YOU willing to take a polygraph test to prove your answers to these questions and more important, to prove you are an honest rep yourself? If you are silent to answer, then we all know what your about, don't we?

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  32. Mr Spencer..
    I'm worried about the new OWL rules.

    Only the companies have the power to call the OWL and meet the MATCH?????

    IS THIS SO?

    This is not going to be good..

    What's to stop companies from playing games and not calling the list for more men..
    How will they be held accountable WHEN not if,they intentionally don't call in for guys from the list..??

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  33. mr. spencer, you need to investigate local#6 carpenters union in new jersey. they are involved in the same corrupt pratices as in New York

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  34. Why can't we do something about speeding up the laser cert. process? I hear alot of guys complaining about that lately. Don't you think it's a little ridiculous to make the members wait up to 7 months or more just to get into the computer as certified for one cert. ? Isn't it hard enough to get a job?

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  35. <span>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVW5xgi4_jY </span>

    people need to know of this story'
    thanks
    tim

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  36. THE CORRUPTION IS EVERYWHERE
    Dear Mr Spencer,
    In this time of economic troubles, many brothers are out of work, a majority have lost health benefits for themselves and their families and even in large cities like Newark, Camden and Philadelphia the outlook on union jobs remains grim. My question is this. Local 1743 (Wildwood, Nj.) is a typical seasonal beach town and the local has approx. a hundred and fifty active members. Given these facts, why is it necessary to employ a full-time business agent, a full -time organizer and in addition a full-time secretary who is being paid a union carpenters wages and benefits. What is even more upsetting is the fact that this secretary is the Business Agents wife and is not even an American citizen. Three years ago, local 1743 did not even have a full-time business agent or an office or a secretary and work was booming. Now, there is no work, an agent being paid full-time top wages, a full-time organizer being paid foremans rate, and the agents non-citizen wife being paid a full- time carpenters wage with all benefits of course. Incidentally, the organizer was brought in through the "back door" 3 years ago as a second year apprentice. And we wonder where all our money is going? Mr. Spencer , are you willing to give us a reasonable response to this situation?   

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  37. talk about corruption frank is the one with his hand in everones pocket .. i have never meet suc a shit bag ..... when talks about the ubc and furture he so full of shit he has to go

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  38. enough of the bullshit. half the members of 608 cant even read a tape measure. they just happen to buy a journeyman card from one of our many crooked business agents. better to hire an idiot at nonunion rates than at union rates.

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  39. who gives a shit

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  40. bring back the feds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at least they dont take envelopes under the table!!!!!

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  41. i could have not said it better, ban all the yes men. the brown noses who get on all the big jobs and not because thier  name came up on the list

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  42. Very informative. Corruption is everwhere around. This is whole the world move. No one change this.  STOP CORRUPTION
    Free International Calls

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  43. LOL  At least the Feds don't take envelopes under the table??? LOL No they do it right in front of your noses. The Fed took Billions of Dollars from the
     government and sent it overseas & when asked WHO they sent the money to.....they wouldn't answer.What did the government do? NOTHING. lol

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  44. IS THIS WHY THERE ARE 18 STORY CONDO'S GOING UP WITHIN 4 BLOCKS OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL WITH NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING ALIENS WHO, NO WAY IN HELL HAVE VISAS TO WORK HERE.
    Are these indicted bastards collecting pay-checks? What about the retired indicted bastards?Are they collecting pay checks?
    OVER $200,000 to run the out-of-work list????? What's wrong with that picture folks?A fucking Clerical job that pays 6 figures?
    Why not put someone in charge that will stop all this shit?
    PS-Howard Stern & Artie Lang videos do NOT belong on this site at all.

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  45. What the fuck is a non-citizen even doing in that job?
    And a second-year apprentice is given an Organizer job? He doesn't even know the business & he's going to organize? They shouldn't even be shop stewards until being in the business for 10 years.What kind of shit is that?
    I'll add on- HOW MANY BA'S HAVE BEEN LAID OFF IN THE TRI-STATE AREA SINCE THIS ECONOMIC COLLAPSE? None have been in my Local.
    Also,How many business agents does NYC need if they don't do anything anyway?
    Might as well dump ALL of them & create 1 Union in NYC-like the Electricians Local 3. That'll clean up alot of Useless Trash.

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  46. That BA should have been fired -not you.They r all little suck boys with no balls.

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  47. Frank Spencer,
           I would like to know your credentials-how much you get paid-what are your qualifications-and how much the Carpenter funds pay YOU every month?
           Would also like to know if these scum who resign are getting ANY BENEFITS at all? Salaries? Heath care,etc.? I would like a Daily Update as to what is happening every day. I would like to know what progress is being made to clean up this union and the contractors as well.
           What happened exactly to the crooked shop stewards and all others involved?
    Thank you.

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  48. Hello, Frank Spencer,

    Ricky Darmriccal, Henry Dorsey and myself have complited the task of setting up and totally FUCKING Shawn Clark for life. We lied on the witness stand and made everyone believe Shawn was no good just like we were told to do. But you and I know the truth, the Union sold him out and the poor bastard is now going to prison. I'm sure his wife and 3 children are glad you were such a great boss to him. But we don't care right, we still have our jobs and the DOL is off our backs now. So you want to talk about corruption maybe you need to start with yourself, then Canto who was on the take and you retired off. Or John Balentine who lied in Federal Court to protect his own ass. Shawn was a stand up guy who LOVED the UNION and you FUCKERs should rot in Hell for what you did to him...

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  49. Mr. Spencer,

    I write as the wife of a member in goodstanding of Local 157 for over 20 years.  His employer, who I do not want to name at this time, is not doing financially well at this time and has decided to falsely claim that several of his workers left a job site early.  All of these workers were terminated from the employer although still with the union.  The District Council and the Union have done nothing to help these guys.  They are now being sued in Supreme Court for substancial amounts of money on a bullshit charge.  The District Council has no vested interest is what they were told.  The Union has no interest because they are not being sued is what they were told.  What does this bullshit union do to protect their workers? How do we go on with our lives after 20 years with the union working for one employer, all have good records and yet all are financially suffering, most arelosing their houses, health insurance, etc.  There are no return calls from the business agents.  Its a disgrace.  Also, why does it take 6 months to get a copy of the Union Contract?  Please let us know WHY THESE UNION MEMBERS PAY THEIR DUES ON TIME, HAVE EXCELLENT WORKING RECORDS AND WERE LOYAL TO THEIR EMPLOYER FOR OVER 20 YEARS CAN GET NO HELP FROM YOU?  I would like to see your posted answers because they are nowhere to be found.

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  50. you are the biggest lying CROOK out there.how do you sleep at night!hope you suffer dearly

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  51. I wrote at least 5 letters-WHERE ARE MY ANSWERS FROM FRANK SPENCE?
    QUESTIONS-
    ARE THESE CROOKED ASSHOLES RECEIVING PENSIONS? FORDE & HIS "UNITY" TEAM? ANSWER THE QUESTION PLEASE.
    WHY ARE WE STILL PAYING 2 ASSESSMENTS ON OUR VACATION CHECKS???? 1 WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TEMPORARY
    WHAT "UNION LAWS" WERE CHANGED UNDER THAT SCUMBAG FORDE & HIS CRONIES & WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO TO CHANGE THEM BACK IF THEY HURT THE MEMBERSHIP?
    WHY DO I GET 1 DAY JOBS ON A SATURDAY AND THEN SIT AT HOME FOR 2 WEEKS WITHOUT BEING CALLED WHEN I AM LOW ON THE LIST & HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR 3 1/2 MONTHS? NO ONE WAS CALLED IN 2 WEEKS? I'M ALSO A SHOP STEWARD-SO HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?
    THE OUT OF WORK LIST HAS TO STILL BE CROOKED.WHAT KIND OF FAKE SKILLS HAVE TO BE PUT DOWN TO WORK? IT'S BULLSHIT.

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  52. YOUR 60 DAYS ARE UP SHOW US THE MONEY WHERE IS MY RAISE THAT YOU STOLE

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  53. Why should Frank Spencer give a shit what is posted here? Once you are handed the top position, no one, and we all Know, no one can touch you. Any agent who doesn't do exactly like he's told is removed and replaced with another idiot. There's a guy in New Jersey Greg Lewchuck, who is half a retard, and he represents 800 members. No company in the world would hire him or half the ba's in the tri-state area and our organization gives them $120,000, a car, a phone and 2 pentions. The more idiots Spencer uses to fill the gaps the further we fall. If he puts some one responsible in it would take them an hour to see that Spencer should be the first to go. Oh ya, for the record Mike Fords Nominated McCarron for UCB President at the General Convention in Vagas. NICE!
    No leadership = shit organization!

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  54. I agree, the amount of idiots hired by the carpenter councils is huge. Just ask any contractor or other trade. We are a joke! And not one of them could ever win an election, but that's a whole other abortion. The people suffering for these idiots to hold their jobs ARE THE MEMBERS! Guys who work their asses off to support an organization that shows how much it cares by putting morons incharge of locals - because that's the only type of employees who will go along with this joke of an organization! Please tell me what this organization does for its members besides take dues & check-off by the millions.
    Sad But True

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  55. very informative and interesting blog.
    Thanks for sharing:-)

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  56. Good morning Mr Walsh first I Would Like To Thank You For Every Thing Your Doing On Cleaning Up The district council Of it's Trash.
    I Have Been A Member for 23 And Also Worked At The School Teaching Stretch Wall which I Have Been Doing It For Over 20 Years. which you's No Longer Teach. But The Wall Paper Hangars teach it At There School and I Know It Belongs to the Carpenters . I Believe We Were Sold out on That. So I'm Not Doing That Any More. I Was With A Company For !6 Years Doing it' And Since wall Paper Hangers Are Doing It Was Well Work Got Slow And I Got Layed Off. So For The First Time In My 23 Years I Had To Go On The Out Of Work List Which I Have Been Waiting For A Call FOR 1 Year And 8 mounths' Is That Possible that We Have To Wait That Long To Get Called From The Out Of Work List ...Please You Have To Fix That Iv Been Living Off My Annuity In The Mean Time So I Would Not Lose My House That I Put My Life Savings Into. And If I Do Lose My House My Blood Will Be On The District Council Hands . I' am So Frustrated With The Corruption . I Don't Know How Much More I Could Take ...I Wanted To Be A Carpenter Since I Was 12 Years Old Got In The Union At 23 years Old .And That's All I Want To Do . Please Just Give Me Some Hope you'll Fix This Mess They Made.....Thank You For You Time Donna. 157

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  57. Good morning Mr Walsh first I Would Like To Thank You For Every Thing Your Doing On Cleaning Up The district council Of it's Trash.
    I Have Been A Member for 23 And Also Worked At The School Teaching Stretch Wall which I Have Been Doing It For Over 20 Years. which you's No Longer Teach. But The Wall Paper Hangars teach it At There School and I Know It Belongs to the Carpenters . I Believe We Were Sold out on That. So I'm Not Doing That Any More. I Was With A Company For !6 Years Doing it' And Since wall Paper Hangers Are Doing It Was Well Work Got Slow And I Got Layed Off. So For The First Time In My 23 Years I Had To Go On The Out Of Work List Which I Have Been Waiting For A Call FOR 1 Year And 8 mounths' Is That Possible that We Have To Wait That Long To Get Called From The Out Of Work List ...Please You Have To Fix That Iv Been Living Off My Annuity In The Mean Time So I Would Not Lose My House That I Put My Life Savings Into. And If I Do Lose My House My Blood Will Be On The District Council Hands . I' am So Frustrated With The Corruption . I Don't Know How Much More I Could Take ...I Wanted To Be A Carpenter Since I Was 12 Years Old Got In The Union At 23 years Old .And That's All I Want To Do . Please Just Give Me Some Hope you'll Fix This Mess They Made.....Thank You For You Time Donna. 157

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  58. Good morning Mr Walsh first I Would Like To Thank You For Every Thing Your Doing On Cleaning Up The district council Of it's Trash.
    I Have Been A Member for 23 And Also Worked At The School Teaching Stretch Wall which I Have Been Doing It For Over 20 Years. which you's No Longer Teach. But The Wall Paper Hangars teach it At There School and I Know It Belongs to the Carpenters . I Believe We Were Sold out on That. So I'm Not Doing That Any More. I Was With A Company For !6 Years Doing it' And Since wall Paper Hangers Are Doing It Was Well Work Got Slow And I Got Layed Off. So For The First Time In My 23 Years I Had To Go On The Out Of Work List Which I Have Been Waiting For A Call FOR 1 Year And 8 mounths' Is That Possible that We Have To Wait That Long To Get Called From The Out Of Work List ...Please You Have To Fix That Iv Been Living Off My Annuity In The Mean Time So I Would Not Lose My House That I Put My Life Savings Into. And If I Do Lose My House My Blood Will Be On The District Council Hands . I' am So Frustrated With The Corruption . I Don't Know How Much More I Could Take ...I Wanted To Be A Carpenter Since I Was 12 Years Old Got In The Union At 23 years Old .And That's All I Want To Do . Please Just Give Me Some Hope you'll Fix This Mess They Made.....Thank You For You Time Donna. 157

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  59. Good morning Mr Walsh first I Would Like To Thank You For Every Thing Your Doing On Cleaning Up The district council Of it's Trash.
    I Have Been A Member for 23 And Also Worked At The School Teaching Stretch Wall which I Have Been Doing It For Over 20 Years. which you's No Longer Teach. But The Wall Paper Hangars teach it At There School and I Know It Belongs to the Carpenters . I Believe We Were Sold out on That. So I'm Not Doing That Any More. I Was With A Company For !6 Years Doing it' And Since wall Paper Hangers Are Doing It Was Well Work Got Slow And I Got Layed Off. So For The First Time In My 23 Years I Had To Go On The Out Of Work List Which I Have Been Waiting For A Call FOR 1 Year And 8 mounths' Is That Possible that We Have To Wait That Long To Get Called From The Out Of Work List ...Please You Have To Fix That Iv Been Living Off My Annuity In The Mean Time So I Would Not Lose My House That I Put My Life Savings Into. And If I Do Lose My House My Blood Will Be On The District Council Hands . I' am So Frustrated With The Corruption . I Don't Know How Much More I Could Take ...I Wanted To Be A Carpenter Since I Was 12 Years Old Got In The Union At 23 years Old .And That's All I Want To Do . Please Just Give Me Some Hope you'll Fix This Mess They Made.....Thank You For You Time Donna. 157

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  60. very informative and interesting blog.
    Thanks for sharing:-)

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  61. As a member of local 608,I felt a great sense of finality following my first meeting as an ordained member of local 157.Not because of an awfull feeling of having a rug pulled from under oneself and my fellow brothers and sisters;but from witnessing the thorough and summary exposure of a man who spoke from one side of his mouth,and that side had a fork in it.I hope you enjoyed your steak, Frank. Sincerely,Bernd Woebbe

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  62. Does this merger mean that local presidents will no longer be able to black ball people that won't kiss their Ass or will it be the same. Pay your dues and maybe you can work in another local. I've been in the union for almost 10 years and have collected more unemployment then hours worked.

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