Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Labor Day Message from General President McCarron

Labor Day is a time to honor the strength, commitment, and dedication of the millions of hardworking men and women who fuel America’s labor force. Our union’s founder, Peter J. McGuire, established this day in 1882 to shine a light on the critical role American workers play in creating and sustaining the wealth and prosperity of their country.

Today, we face disturbing news regarding the economy, unemployment, government spending, and taxes.People from coast to coast are hurting, including our own brothers and sisters. To get through this period, we must remain focused and committed to achieving our goals as a union. We are relying on our strength as one of North America’s leading trade unions and, more importantly, on the reputation for unmatched skill and productivity that we bring to every job, and are pulling out all stops to stand strong in these difficult times.

The UBC continues to fight for your rights by battling against misclassified worker schemes and unfair wage standards. We are helping members maintain and improve their skills and productivity by offering the most modern training programs in the country. And, we continue to develop partnerships throughout the construction industry that will translate into more work for you.

Externally, we remain focused on fighting against foreign trade pacts that steal jobs from Americans. Our message to Washington is simple: Pass legislation that puts Americans back to work, instead of sending jobs overseas. Offer tax incentives to companies that bring jobs back to our borders and penalize those that ship them away. Get our own economy back on its feet instead before worrying about another country’s.

And as they celebrate their nation’s Labor Day, we applaud our Canadian brothers and sisters, who understand the fundamental elements of a strong economy. Canada has withstood the global economic turmoil and continues to enjoy wage growth and declining unemployment rate. Canada understands the importance of putting its own citizens to work first and exporting products, instead of jobs.

Now is the time for all of us in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to stand together and fight for the sustained economic growth our members and families rely on.

There are things you can do today to make sure your voice is heard. First, make sure we have your current contact information, especially e-mail. We now send messages via e-mail alerts to our members to rally support against issues such as the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea or in support of job creating infrastructure projects.

Second, keep on top of skill-enhancement training. The economy will rebound, and when it does, be ready to work on the jobs that will be coming our way. And as always, be productive with a positive attitude on the jobsite. Our superior work, day in and day out, is a proven path out of this recession.

Fortune favors the bold. The UBC has never backed down from a challenge, and, just like our founder back in 1882, these times call for all of us to be bold in our efforts to rebuild our country. On this Labor Day, I ask all of you to join me and focus on fighting for our rights as a union and strengthening the foundations of what made our two countries the greatest in the world – the North American workforce.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Douglas J. McCarron

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the lip service and happy labor day to you as well.How about giving us a simple american right back across america- THE RIGHT TO VOTE!!!

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  2. Well said Donny!

    How about giving the returning Troops and those now coming in through the phony Helmets to Hardhats program (the ones who do the fighting & dying) that very same right to Vote.

    The fact is, they secure it abroad and are denied that very right here.

    McCarron - you are a true hypocrite and this phony message won't change that fact one iota, nor will the tip of the cap to the Canadien Carpenters.

    That was an obvious attempt to shore up your support after the lights out fiasco, remember, the one where you gulped hard and pissed your pants. Canada won't buy your phony lines now either.

    You need to go - the sooner the better, for all Labor!

    Give it some thought over the weekend & when you turn in your resignation (before the Fed's take you out), then we'll have a parade with every other Trade to celebrate being rid of you.

    Love - The Rank & File

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  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHoa9kat09E

    Lights out McCarron - apicture is worth a thousand words and the recording of those words - priceless.

    You can never escape this or what a rat to all Labor you are, so stop with the Bullshit!

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  4. UNION REALIST!!!!!!!September 2, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Fortune favors the bold? Really your a small man Doug.You are the antithesis of what PJ MacGuire stood for. This labor day think about the fact that we the rank and file create the wealth of the UBC.What have you created besides division and coercion,Oh thats right you STEAL MEMBERS HARD EARNED MONEY!!!!You should thank God that labor was dumb enough to invite you in Doug. Now its time for labor to show you the door SCUMBAG!!!!! Doug Labor Conquers All not you SHITBAG NOW GO FUCKYOURSELF!!!!!!!

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  5. Due to technical reasons this comment did not get posted....

    This comment UBCJA INT'L WEBSITE:

    Now pushing Mandatory Revocation of Journeyman Status via Illegal Skills Forms & Illegal Waiver language contained therein - re: so McCarron can continue to engage in phony LMRDA Trusteeships & Hobbs Act Racketeering to extort monies from every Council nationwide to continue building his Dictatorship, which runs amok and afoul of every law know to Union members...the NLRA, LMRA & LMRDA.
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    UBC Offers Skills Monitoring for the Trained Eye

    Contractors can now keep track of the training their UBC-member employees have under their tool belts.

    The TRAIN program, created by the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF), developers of UBC training, and the union’s Information Technology Department, is a Web-connected database that maintains a record of every UBC member’s training history.

    Contractors win because they can quickly and accurately verify which of their crew members are qualified in skills needed for specific job-sites.

    UBC members win because their efforts at keeping pace with certifications, qualifications, safety training, tools, installation strategies, and other construction industry advancements can be recognized by their employers via more opportunities for work.

    TRAIN also allows for better tracking of in-demand skills, providing a guide for scheduling of courses at area training centers and development of new curriculum by the CITF. This, in turn, makes for more-productive carpenters and gives signatory contractors a competitive advantage.

    DO NOT ALLOW THIS PHONY LIAR & THIEF FROM SOUTHERN CA TO REVOKE YOUR JOURNEYMAN STATUS AND REPLACE IT IT WITH WAGE & BENEFIT PACKAGES 40% BELOW YOUR CURRENT CONTRACTS.

    DENNIS - HOW LONG UNTIL YOU DO YOUR JOB AND INITIATE A CRIMINAL RICO INDICTMENT AGAINST MCCARRON & HIS E-BOARD BANDITS?

    WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE IN BED WITH CONBOY, THE FORMER AND NOW DISGRACED EX-JUDGE THAT MCCARRON PAID OFF, BUT YOU TOO??

    TELL EVERYONE WHY YOU FELT THE NEED TO LAWYER UP IN JUNE? YOU GOT AN IMMUNITY DEAL SET ASIDE?

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