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 A Carpenters Right to Free Speech

   Rank-and-file members of the St Louis Carpenters District Council are being warned of the penalties of wearing NO 57 hard hat stickers by their business representatives. The UBC leadership in St Louis is threatening these members with monetary fines and other disciplinary actions. These threats violate federal labor laws and a carpenters right to free speech. As a union carpenter if you decide to show your opposition to Nelson's 57 the Local 57 Facts team wants you to know there are places you can go for help. The thumbnail below contains a phone number that you can contact for assistance if your rights are violated:

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 July 2010 20:30  


"Because they told me I could give them my money, I could pay my per capita tax and I could come to their meetings, but I couldn't vote. I said,-...'Scuse me?"

Nelson responds to the Post Dispatch journalist Repps Hudson's question as to why the St Louis Carpenters District Council are not in the AFL-CIO. Hey Nelson, now you know how your rank-and-file carpenters feel!