Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Back to the Future: UBC Proposes Full Mobility

In June of 2001, The Unity Team "bargained away" the 50/50 rule in the 2001 contract negotiations and gave the contractors associations what they wanted—the unfettered "right to request" anyone they want from the out-of-work list ("Full Mobility").

On May 26, 2009 Judge Haight issued an opinion and order finding the District Council and Peter Thomassen, its president, are adjudge and held in contempt of this court for violating the 1994 Consent Decree by bargaining away the job referral rules (50/50) and he modified the 50/50 Rule to allow the contractor to select up to 67% of the carpenters on a job. The remaining carpenters must be selected from the out-of-work-list (67/33).

On June 21, 2011 in a letter (below) to RO Dennis Walsh and USAO Ben Torrance the UBC is proposing "Full Mobility" in the 2011 contract negotiations, this time allowing the contractors to hire 100 percent of the carpenters work force without reference to the OWL.

RO Dennis Walsh has email me and would appreciate hearing our views on the "Full Mobility Proposal."

(John's note: This proposal and the language used I believe Conboy is asking for a closed shop preferential hiring agreement which Congress declared illegal in the U.S. under the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947.)

District Council Full Mobility Proposal

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