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New Jersey Carpenters United

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New Jersey Carpenters United

     New Jersey United Brotherhood of Carpenter members establish a website, www.NewJerseyCarpentersUnited.com with a lofty goal. The following mission statement is posted on their home page:

The Goal of this website:

  • Organize from a grassroots level all New Jersey Union Carpenters who are fed up with the International in Washington weakening our union by taking away our rights and not acting with our best interest in mind.
  • Separate ourselves from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and become an independent union in control of our own destiny.
  • Restore our voting rights and return the voice of the rank and file that so many years ago were taken from us.
  • Get enough members to agree with these goals and vote affirmative on this site so we can then obtain legal counsel to proceed in that direction.
     We ask that you go to their site and exercise your right to vote!! Thank you!
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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2011 07:39  


“This is a very, very important development,” said Herman Benson, long time executive director of the New York-based Association for Union Democracy. “Ever since the UBC left the AFL-CIO and joined the Change to Win coalition it was implicit that they had a long-term strategy of becoming a general construction union that would take on all the trades,” he said. “This is the first indication I’ve seen that they will take on the IBEW, which is probably one of the strongest of construction unions. One of the most sacred things for the IBEW is the hiring hall. In effect, the Carpenters are offering employers a sweetheart deal to break into the electrical field and offering non-union contractors a union contract to use as a barrier against the IBEW.”


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