Wednesday, August 15, 2012

RALLY!!!

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When: 3PM Thursday August 23, 2012
Where: NYC District Council of Carpenters
(395 Hudson Street on Clarkson Street).

WHY: AGAINST FULL MOBILITY & SECRET BALLOT VOTES

FOR: DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION & MEMBER RATIFICATION

On August 8, the Executive Committee voted to send the Wall-Ceiling & Carpentry Association proposal, including FULL MOBILITY, but with a nominal increase, to the Delegate Body, for secret ballot ratification.

Crain’s New York Business, March 27, 2012: “Members of the carpenters union have soundly rejected four contracts negotiated with contractor associations last year—a blow to contractors because the deals included a number of work-rule changes that they have long coveted.

The primary one was “full mobility” provision that would have enabled contractors to select any member of the union to work for them; the current system compels them to hire at least one-third of their workers via union referrals [...] The new executive secretary-treasurer of the 25,000-member carpenters union, Mike Bilello, had argued against “full mobility” during his election campaign but did not take a formal position on the deals, except to say they deserved a vote.

“There were some unpopular things [in the agreements], in particular the full mobility,” Mr. Bilello said. “It was really a referendum on full mobility.” Four months later, the Bilello Administration has conceded full mobility to WC&C!

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