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January 1981 

United Brofherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 




101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001 


William Konyha 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


Patrick J. Campbell 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20001 


Sigurd Lucassen 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


John S. Rogers 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


Charles E. Nichols 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


m. a. hutcheson 
William Sidell 


First District, Joseph F. Lia 
120 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 

Second District, Raymond Ginnetti 
1 17 North Jasper Ave. 
Margate, N.J. 08402 

Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
14001 West McNichols Road 
Detroit, Michigan 48235 

Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
2970 Peachtree Rd„ N.W., Suite 300 
Atlanta, Ga. 30305 

Fifth District, Leon W. Greene 

4920 54th Avenue, North 
Crystal, Minnesota 55429 

Sixth District, Frederick N. Bull 
Glenbrook Center West — Suite 501 
1140 N.W. 63rd Street 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73 1 16 

Seventh District, Hal Morton 
Room 722, Oregon Nat'l Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
Forum Building, 9th and K Streets 
Sacramento, California 95814 

Ninth District, John Carruthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 0G3 

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VOLUME 101 No. 1 JANUARY, 1981 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



President Reagan: Changing Things PAI Washington Window 2 

Looking at the Brighter Side of Campaign Promises COPE 3 

Kirkland OfFers Labor's Cooperation on Problems 4 

This Was 1980 PAI 6 

Did You Know? Our Headquarters Building 8 

Carpenter Wins ILPA Awards 10 

Lower Wage Floor for Youth Worse Than Ailment _._. Washington Post 1 1 

The City of Hope National Medical Center 12 

Brotherhood OSHA Project Weil Underway 13 

Seminars for General Representatives 14 

Metal Trades Parley Presses for Shipbuilding 17 

Service Credit for Veterans with Pensions : 18 

Hard Work and 'Folded' Feelings for Women Members 21 


Washington Report 5 

Ottawa Report 1 6 

We Congratulate ___. 1 9 

Local Union News — 20 

Apprenticeship and Training 23 

Consumer Clipboard: Your Skin and Winter Weather 25 

Plane Gossip i 26 

Service to the Brotherhood 27 

In Memoriam 35 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

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The Year 1981 is not only the cen- 
tennial year of the United Brother- 
hood, it is also the year in which the 
AFL-CIO commemorates the 100th 
anniversary of the American labor 
movement as a united federation of 
the various trades. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
has invited North Americans from all 
walks of life to join with union mem- 
bers in celebrating this first century 
of united organization. 

It was on November 15, 1881, three 
months after the Brotherhood was 
founded, that the Federation of Or- 
ganized Trades and Labor Movements 
was founded as the nucleus for a 
"federation embracing every trade and 
labor organization in North America." 
The Brotherhood's first secretary- 
treasurer, Peter McGuire, and other 
Brotherhood leaders helped to create 
the new Federation. 

AFL-CIO anniversary activities be- 
gin this month and will culminate 
next November. The official emblem 
of the observance is at the center of 
our January cover. 

Also shown on our cover: At upper 
left, the merger convention of the 
AFL and the CIO in New York City, 
25 years ago, reuniting the House of 
Labor. At upper right, hard hats leav- 
ing their jobs after a day's work. At 
lower left are Brotherhood members 
of the Milwaukee, Wis., District 
Council participating in a 1966 Con- 
struction Week parade. At lower right 
is an historic photograph of the AFL's 
first president, Samuel Gompers, ad- 
dressing shirtwaist workers during a 
1909 rally in New York. 

NOTE: Readers who would like copies 
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CARPENTER, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Printed io U.S.A. 

PresidcnI-Elect Roiudd Reagan flashes a 
victory signal to supporters after Presi- 
dent Carter issued his concession state- 
ment. Mrs. Reagan is at right. 





l^hen Ronald Reagan won his impressive victory on November 4th, 
he pledged to "seize the historic opportunity to change things." 

Just what the 40th President of the United States and his advisers 
have in mind will unfold in coming weeks and months. 

As an apparent top priority, he told his jubilant supporters on 
election night that "we're going to put America back to work again." 

If President Reagan and a cooperative Congress can accomplish 
that, no one will complain. 

But the first riddle that Reagan and his advisers will have to provide 
an answer to was a major feature of his campaign: the promise to 
slash taxes, boost defense spending and balance the federal budget, 
all at the same time. 

A tax cut should come easily, since a consensus already had 
developed in Congress, although not over exactly what kind. Reagan 
favored the first step of Kemp-Roth, a 10% across-the-board cut, 
which critics point out would favor the rich. 

However, business did not pour all those millions of dollars into 
congressional campaigns for nothing. It would be realistic to expect 
to see the new conservative members of Congress supporting 
generous tax credits and investment "incentives" for business. 

Some economists fear the Kemp-Roth approach would pour billions 
into the consumption side of the economy and fuel inflation while 
failing to improve productive capacity or aid hard-hit areas and 

A new factor to consider is what candidate Reagan learned in his 
visits with the unemployed steelworkers of Youngstown and the jobless 
auto workers in Michigan and whether their plight will affect his 
economic policies. 

With 8 million workers futilely seeking work in October, it will be a 
stern test of "trickle-down" economics to see if they can wait until 
"incentives" for business create enough jobs. 

On the inflation front, even the business-oriented Chase Econo- 
metrics believes that Reagan's policies will have little effect for several 

Double-digit inflation will continue at least through next year 
because of soaring energy prices imposed by the OPEC cartel and 
rising food prices due to the drought and heatwave which devastated 
cattle herds and crops last summer. 

President-Elect Reagan faces a number of other formidable national 

This nen's analysis comes 

from "tVashinglon Window," 

distributed by Press 

Associates, Inc. 

• HEALTH CARE. Health care and hospital bills have been one 
of the major generators of inflation. 

Reducing government intervention and leaving solutions to the 
marketplace have no relevance to the health field because the problem 
there is one of an abuse of private power. 

America is the only western industrial nation without a system of 
universal national health insurance. Recently, the government reported 
that more than 26 million Americans had no health insurance at all. 
Some groups put it closer to 50 million with no or little protection. 

The nation's approach to health care is chaotic and wasteful, despite 
the fact that America has highly-trained medical personnel and the 
most modern equipment and facilities. The problems, rather, are in 
maldistributicMi, overspecialization and lack of cost controls. 
Appalachia, rural areas of the South and the ghettoes of the cities 
would welcome adequate health care. 

The challenge confronting Reagan, if he wants to face it, is to stand 


up to the American Medical Association and American Hospital 
Association and at least push a hospital cost control bill through 

• THE CITIES. Candidate Reagan stood in the wasteland of the 
South Bronx and vowed to act to rebuild the area and provide jobs and 
opportunities for the people of the area. He scored points because he 
noted that President Carter had stood in the same place four years 
earlier and nothing had changed. 

A veteran reporter recalled that she had visited the same neighbor- 
hood with President Nixon some seven years earlier and had returned 
with both Carter and Reagan. So that will be another challenge for 
the President-Elect. 

• THE POOR. The poverty population, while ever-changing to 
some extent, endures at about 25 million. These people are for the 
most part the unskilled, semi-literate, minorites, and so-called 
unemployables. It would seem they are the victims of the marketplace 
and gain opportunities only in periods of sustained economic growth. 
And that imphes federal stimulus and training programs. 

If the zeal to "change things" catches on in Congress, what labor 
and its liberal allies have to fear is that the doctrinaire right-wing in 
the Senate may aim at: enacting a sub-minimum wage; weakening 
Davis-Bacon protection; restricting job health and safety laws; ending 
legal services for the poor; curtailing food stamps; pushing a "union- 
free" synfuels industry; banning national bargaining. 

So the hope for the present is that President-Elect Reagan will 
recognize that free trade unions have a constructive role to play in a 
democratic society. That is written in public policy and recorded in 
the American experience. 

Wasting No Time 

Two Senate ultra-conservative 
leaders already have moved to 
push pet projects strenuously op- 
posed by the labor movement. 

Orrin Hatch (Utah), who will 
take over the Senate Labor Com- 
mittee, this month, said he will 
again seek the sub-minimum wage 
for youth that has been defeated 
many times in recent years. The 
AFL-CIO has charged this is a 
"revolving door" plan — that em- 
ployers granted the right to pay 
less than minimum wage to young 
people will fire older workers to 
take advantage of the law. 

Hatch's Utah stablemate, Sen. 
Jake Garn, will move into the 
chairmanship of the Banking, 
Housing and Urban Affairs Com- 
mittee. He announced he will seek 
repeal of the Davis-Bacon Act as 
it applies to federal housing pro- 
grams. This proposal, too, has been 
defeated several times recently. 
The act protects the wages and 
standards of building trades work- 

With the Senate now in conserv- 
ative hands, the prospects for both 
measures are greatly strengthened. 
—Memo from COPE 


at the 

Bright Side 

of those 



wut of a turnout of a little more 
than 52% of all eligible U.S. voters 
on November 4, final unofficial 
totals in the presidential race 
showed Ronald Reagan topping 
President Carter 42.7 million to 
34.4 million, or 51-41%, in the 
popular vote, 489-49 in the elec- 

toral vote. John Anderson and a 
couple of others picked up the dif- 
ference in popular vote. 

Thus, Reagan ascends to the 
Presidency on the strength of the 
votes of only slightly more than 
25% of all those who could have 
gone to the polls. It's hardly a man- 
date for the giant shift to the right 
ultra-conservative leaders are de- 

Nevertheless, the figures pro- 
duced a November 4 wipe-out. Pro- 
worker, pro-union forces took a 
shellacking. The Presidency fell 
with a thud. Senate results were 
shocking. There was no consolation 
in House returns. 

Now, we are told that this elec- 
tion will go down in history as an 
authentic turning point in the direc- 
tion our government and our nation 
are heading, much as Franklin 
Roosevelt's election was in 1932. 

One pundit after another declares 
a "conservative revolution" has 
swept the country and will alter the 

political landscape, yea unto gener- 

Don't bet on it. 


The fact is that for President- 
Elect Reagan and the right-wingers 
who now control the Senate numer- 
ically and the House to a large de- 
gree ideologically, the hard part is 
ahead of them. If they demonstrate 
that they can indeed deal wisely and 
effectively with the nation's prob- 
lems, fine. 

But it's no sour grapes to note 
that it is one thing to create a "revo- 
lution" and quite another to admin- 
ister its aftermath. They now have 
to produce on their promises. 
Maybe it's unfair to remind them of 
it so soon, but what they promised 
was this: 

• They promised to cut unem- 
ployment way down. 

• They promised to cut inflation 
way down. 

Continued on Page 4 

JANUARY, 1981 

The Bright Side 
of those Campaign 

Continued from Page 3 

• They promised to cut taxes 
way down (the bulk of the cuts for 
the corporations and well-to-do). 

• They promised massive new 
spending for defense. 

• They promised to balance the 
federal budget. 

• They promised sharp cutbacks 
in federal programs without hurting 
people these programs help. 

• They promised to "get govern- 
ment off your backs," whatever that 

• They promised to solve the na- 
tion's energy problems — a first step 
being to kill the windfall profits tax 
on oil companies. 

These essentially are the issues 
on which Reagan campaigned and, 
presumably, for which he was 

elected. But there's a "second 
agenda," promised directly or by 
implication to some degree by Rea- 
gan but to a high degree by the 
ultra-right groups and their now- 
powerful henchmen in the Senate 
and House. Among these: 

• So-called "family issues" — 
anti-busing, pro-prayer in schools, 
anti-ERA, pro-Taiwan (how that 
relates to U.S. families remains a 
mystery), anti-Panama Canal trea- 
ties (likewise). 

• Weakening of job safety laws; 
weakening of public employee un- 
ions; weaking of union political 
rights; national open shop law; re- 
verse labor law reform weakening 
union organizing rights; weakening 
of minimum wage. 

Now, all the various right wing 
constituencies are going to demand 
action on their pet issues. They're 
going to want their pound of flesh. 
And the administration and right- 
wingers in Congress are going to 
have to deliver, or there'll be trouble 
ahead from the "true believers" who 
helped put them in office. And 
there's the rub. The nation and the 

Kirkland Offers Reagan Labor's 
Cooperation on 'Serious Problems' 

On November 5 AFL-CIO Presi- 
dent Lane Kirkland made the follow- 
ing statement on the U.S. General 

I have sent the following telegram 
to President-Elect Ronald Reagan: 

"Congratulations on your over- 
whelming victory. The nation faces 
many serious problems that will chal- 
lenge all of our energies. The AFL- 
CIO stands ready to cooperate in 
constructive efforts to solve those prob- 
lems in the best interests of our coun- 
try and all its citizens." 

The election results show that un- 
employment and inflation weighed 
most heavily on the minds of working 
people and their families. Americans 
expressed a desire for a change in 
their circumstances and prospects, for 
revival of the national economy, and 
for an improvement in America's 
standing on the world scene. We shall 
carefully weigh such proposals as 
President-Elect Reagan may advance 
to rebuild the nation's industrial base, 
and will do our best to assure fairness 

and equity for American workers. 

In rebuilding the economy, we con- 
tinue to believe there is a need for 
cooperation between business, labor 
and government, and we stand ready 
to play a constructive role in such an 
effort. As always, we shall vigorously 
pursue our responsibility to serve as 
the aggressive advocates of workers 
and their interests. 

The new Administration will bene- 
fit from the achievements of President 
Carter, particularly in the area of en- 
ergy policy which offers hope to the 
nation that the stranglehold on the 
American economy resulting from a 
dependence on imported oil will be 

Finally. I want to express my per- 
sonal appreciation for the thousands of 
union members who volunteered their 
time and energies to work in this cam- 
paign. While the results are disap- 
pointing, anyone who believes as 
strongly as we do in the democratic 
process will accept, in good spirit, the 
verdict of the American people. 

world are much more complicated 
than their programs acknowledge. 
Governing is much tougher than 


The ability of Democrats to 
squabble among themselves is leg- 
endary. But they have no corner on 
the market. Right-wingers have ex- 
cellent credentials in the field, too. 
What happens when Reagan and the 
ultras who control Congress begin 
to butt heads, as they inevitably 
must? The rightists are an unforgiv- 
ing, unbending lot. 

One unidentified right wing leader 
already has been quoted in the Wall 
Street Journal warning Reagan 
against appointments of moderates 
to high govenment posts: "Reagan 
will blow an historic opportunity if 
he comes up with a warmed-over 
Ford-type Cabinet." 

Reagan might well try to govern 
from the middle rather than from 
the right. But he will run into stern 
resistance from the hard-core right- 
ists in and out of Congress. 

What happens when, among 
ultra-conservatives themselves, shad- 
ings of differences arise on issues? 
They are — some of them — marvels 
of malice. 

The right wing leaders now have 
what they have been clamoring for, 
control of the government — what 
they see as one of their own in the 
White House, their own in com- 
mand of the U.S. Senate, their own 
strong enough to call most of the 
shots in the U.S. House. 

They have taken pot-shots for 
years at everyone else, boasting only 
they really represent the people, 
only tttey know how to govern 
wisely, and well. 

Maybe they can do it, but the 
likelihood is they cannot. The likeli- 
hood is they will botch it, because 
deep down they do not really rep- 
resent the people. 

So, looking for a bright side to 
1980 elections, maybe it's to be 
found in the expectation that the 
1982 elections will demonstrate the 
"conservative revolution" is a flash 
in the pan and that in November two 
years from now the people will start 
the process of turning the right- 
wingers back out. 




The AFL-CIO has strongly urged 
Congress to reject proposals for a 
subminimum wage for young people. 

In a letter sent to both holdover 
and newly-elected members of Congress, 
the federation's legislative director, 
Ray Denison, opposed "singling out our 
youth for discriminatory treatment in 
the workplace." 

Denison said a two-tier minimum wage 
would be no cure for teenage unemploy- 
ment, and that Congress should focus 
instead on improving job opportunities 
for all Americans. 

At a news conference last April, 
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland com- 
mented on the idea that a subminimum 
wage would create employment. "If there 
were an employment consequence of lower 
wages," said Kirkland, "then we should 
be on the road to full employment 
because real wages have been going 
down and, particularly in-between the 
infrequent increases in the minimum 
wage by Congress, the minimum wage 
drops in real terms." 


The Administration's pay advisory 
committee, which includes leaders of 
both labor and business, has recom- 
mended that the present program of 
voluntary wage guidelines "be allowed 
to lapse." 

The 18-member panel said in a unani- 
mous report that the two-year-old wage 
program "has lost its capacity to com- 
mand effective support." It added: 

"Inflation has been too high and 
enduring, and the regulations too com- 
plex and artificial. The guidelines do 
not deal with many of the factors which 
have been responsible for the current 
inflation, including food, housing, 
interest rates, energy, medical, and 
other costs." 


It cost a retired urban couple 
about $8,500 a year to maintain a 
modest standard of living as of autumn 
1979, according to the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics. 

In its updated report on three 
hypothetical budgets for a retired 
couple, BLS said the estimated U.S. 
average cost, excluding personal 
income taxes, was |6,023 for the lower 
level budget, $8,562 for the 
intermediate and $12,669 for the 
higher level budget. 

The retired couple is defined as a 
husband, age 65 or over, and his wife. 
They are assumed to be self-supporting 
and living in an urban area. They are 
reasonably healthy. 

Food costs include some meals away 
from home and guest meals. Shelter 
allowances are based on average costs 
for rented and owned dwellings. For 
homeowner costs, it is assumed that 
the couples own their homes and have 
no mortgage payments. Medical care 
includes out-of-pocket costs for 
Medicare and items not covered by 
Medicare, such as dental-care and 
eye glasses. 


The official designation of "Mr. 
Justice" for members of the highest 
court in the land has been in use since 
the early 19th century. But the title 
recently was changed to simply 
"Justice. " 

The nine men on the Court made the 
change with no announcement of fanfare. 
The first formal opinion of the term, 
handed down November 17, simply bore 
the notation: "Justice White delivered 
the opinion of the court." 

Associate Justice John Paul Stevens 
notified the clerk's office to drop the 
"Mr." from all official material. Asked 
the reason for the change, he replied 
with a smile, "You can probably guess." 

One guess is President-Elect Reagan's 
campaign pledge to name a woman to the 
high court. 


Right wing direct mail mogul Richard 
Viguerie seems to be backsliding from 
his anti-government gospel. 

Viguerie, who raises millions of 
dollars for conservative candidates and 
causes, is building a new $7 million 
office building in the DC suburbs and 
to do so, is getting financing through 
a government program that should save 
him millions in interest charges. 

"Not all of what government does is 
bad," he told the press. 

JANUARY, 1981 


A summary of labor news headlines jar 
the year just ended, as compiled by Press 
Associates, Inc. 

The year 1980 opened with the death 
of George Meany, a dominant force in 
the labor movement for a quarter cen- 
tury, and came to a close with the election 
of Ronald Reagan, the most conservative 
candidate to seek the White House in 
modern times. 

In between, the American people were 
buffeted by persisting high-level inflation 
and a recession which pushed the jobless 
rate to 7.8%. At the same time, long- 
term problems aggravated by soaring 
energy costs and uncontrolled imports 
hit the auto and steel and auto-related 

Still, labor could count victories on 
the organizing and bargaining front even 
while it was adapting to new economic 
and political realities. 

The Steelworkers scored a major vic- 
tory at the Newport News, Va., shipyard 
and the Clothing and Textile Workers 
won a contract at J. P. Stevens after a 
17-year struggle. AFL-CIO President 
Lane Kirkland established relations 
which could lead to the reaffiliation of 
the Auto Workers, Teamsters and Mine 

But as the year came to a close, 
labor's eyes were on the incoming 
Reagan Administration, a U.S. Senate 
under Republican control and a House 
likely to be dominated by a conservative 
coalition. Protective labor laws and 
social programs of the past half-century 
could well be at stake. 

It was an eventful year, perhaps best 
told through these headlines from the 
files of Press Associates: 

JANUARY — George Meany, a giant 
of the American labor movement for a 
quarter-century, dies at the age of 85 
. . . Tributes from leaders throughout 
the world hail Meany's accomplishments 
. . . Kirkland says Meany's legacy is the 
AFL-CIO itself . . . Final farewell paid 
to Meany at funeral Mass in capital . . . 
First economic reports of 1980 spell 
trouble . . . Low-paid workers gain as 
minimum wage rises to $3,10 . . . Hardin 
asumes top post in United Transporta- 
tion Union . . . 60,000 OCAW refinery 
workers strike nation's big oil companies 
. . . OSHA announces final policy to curb 
cancer in workplace . . . NLRB rules dis- 
ability benefits can't be ended because of 

strike . . . Fire Fighters' George Richard- 
son dies . . . Carter warns Soviets that 
U.S. will defend Persian Gulf . . . Labor 
leaders back U.S. boycott of Moscow 
Olympics . . . Pay advisory group recom- 
mends 7.5-9.5% wage hike range . . . 
Consumer prices soar 1.2% in 
December . . . 

FEBRUARY— /ofc/«.s rale hits 6.2% 
in January, highest rate in 18 months 
. . . Carter budget boosts defense, liolds 
social programs level . . . Carter eco- 
nomic report forecasts high unemploy- 
ment, inflation . . . Energy coalition 
urges price controls to curb oil company 
ripoffs . . . Full Employment Action 
Council scores Carter for postponing 
Humphrey-Hawkins goals . . . UAW 
Chrysler workers ratify contract nego- 
tiated under terms of federal bailout 
legislation . . . Kirkland hails U.S. return 
to International Labor Organization . . . 
BR AC'S Kroll elected RLE A cliairman 
. . . AFL-CIO Executive Council calls 
for government policies that lead to eco- 
nomic growth "rather than stagnation, 
recession and joblessness" . . . AFL-CIO 
council changes rules to open top leader- 
ship to women, minorities; backs talks on 
reaffiliation of UAW, Teamsters, Mine 
Workers . . . Consumer prices soar 
].4% in January, at an annual rate of 
18% ... 

MARCH— AFL-CIO Executive Coun- 
cil sets plan to share successful organiz- 
ing techniques with affiliates . . . Supreme 
Court upholds right of worker to refuse 
highly dangerous work . . . OSHA seeks 
record $786,190 fine against Newport 
News Shipbuilding . . . 100,000 OCAW 
and UAW members remain on strike 
against International Harvester, oil firms 
. . . Citing cost increases in energy, food, 
housing and medical care, Kirkland calls 
on Congress to forget balanced budget 
and focus on "real causes of inflation" 
. . . February unemployment rate un- 
changed at 6% . . . OCAW wins pact at 
Gulf after 11-week industrywide strike 
. . . Housing starts fall 6.3% in February 
to lowest level since 1975 . . . Inflation 
continues as worker buying power 
plunges 1.4% . . . Brown lung victims 
ask Congress for federal compensation 

standard . . . Steelworkers ratify pact 
with Newport News Shipbuilding, bring- 
ing 12-week strike to an end . . . 

APRIL — Jobless rale in March hits 
6.2% . . . AFL-CIO leads new coali- 
tion to fight budget cuts in social pro- 
grams . . . Labor-backed study shows 
'unjustified' plant closings wipe out mil- 
lions of jobs . . . Maximum trade ad- 
justment aid raised to $269 weekly . . . 
Frances Perkins Labor Dept. headquar- 
ters dedicated . . . Barbers okay merger 
with UFCW . . . Housing starts plummet 
22%, factories slow; recession here, 
Carter confirms . . . Unions blast Sch- 
weiker bill to curb job safety inspections 
. . . Steelworkers win major gains for 
290,000 . . . Sally Field's 'Norma Rae' 
role captures best actress Oscar . . . Con- 
sumer prices soar 1.4%; worker buying 
power drops 7.9% ... Filibuster broken; 
Lubbers gets top NLRB post . . . UAW 
victory at International Harvester ends 
172-day strike . . . 

MAY — lobless rate soars to 7% in 
April . . . Economic indicators plunge 
as recession signs spread . . . Supreme 
Court rebuffs Stevens, ACTWU gains ac- 
cess to workers . . . AFL-CIO reaffirms 
"National Accord" with Carter but scores 
Administration for budget cuts . . . EPA 
sets rules to control toxic wastes . . . 
lewelry Workers merge with Service 
Employees . . . Kirkland tells lUD parley 
that manufacturing base must be rebuilt 
. . . Fraser elected to Chrysler board; 
$1.5 billion in aid okayed . . . OSHA 
issues new rules giving workers access to 
employer files on worker health, toxic 
substances . . . 

JUNE— Mo/r workers— 675,000— file 
for aid in trtid-May than in any 
week since government started keeping 
records . . . Nation's productivity down 
for fifth straight quarter . . . Inflation in 
necessities soars by 23.7% in first 
quarter '80 . . . Contract settlements 
reached in longshore, aluminum, wood 
products . . . Unemployment jumps to 
7.8% in May . . . Congress okays 
'balanced' budget for fiscal '81; recession 
seen forcing deficit . . . Basic Steel layoffs 
near 25%; Steelworkers demand job 
growth plan . . . AFL-CIO urges pub- 


lie works program to create jobs . . . 
Truce between UFCW, Winn-Dixie sig- 
nals end to boycott . . . Chrysler gets 
U.S. loan guarantee . . . AFL-CIO asks 
13-week extension of jobless benefits . . . 
Congress okays synfuels legislation . . . 
Seafarers leader Hall succumbs to cancer 
at 65 . . . Sweeney elected to lead SEW 

JULY — Supreme Court voids OSHA 
benzene rule . . . Auto parts, supplier 
unions unite to urge import restraints . . . 
Carter ends limits on Japanese color TV 
imports despite labor protests . . . Team- 
sters concerned as trucking deregulation 
bill signed . . . Carter announces aid plan 
for auto industry . . . Accepting Repub- 
lican Party nomination, Reagan issues 
appeal to turn U.S. to conservatism . . . 
Second quarter economic slide worst 
since 74 recession . . . Unemployed visit 
Capitol Hill to urge jobs programs . . . 
Rail unionists ask Congress to keep retire- 
ment fund solvent . . . Actors strike . . . 

AUGUST — Unemployment hangs at 
7.8% in July . . . CWA bargainers 
rejected AT&T offer; Musicians join ac- 
tors in strike . . . ACTWU, J. P. Stevens 
hold talks . . . lAM monitors of TV 
news find pro-business bias . . . Wages up 
6.5% in major pacts in first half of 
'80 . . . Building trades wages rise 5.6% 

in second quarter . . . Zimmerman gets 
NLRB seat as conservative filibuster fails 
. . . Accepting Democratic Party nomina- 
tion. Carter says nation must choose be- 
tween two futures in November elections 
. . . CWA, IBEW win Bell pacts, major 
gains for 700,000 . . . Hillman reelected 
to lead AFTRA . . . BRAC, Supervisors 
sign merger pact . . . U.S. labor expresses 
solidarity with striking Poles . . . CPI 
stays level in July for first time in 13 
years . . . ACTWU' s Joyce Miller be- 
comes first woman to sit on AFL-CIO 
Executive Council; Carpenters Konyha 
and SElU's Sweeney also chosen . . . 
Gannon succeeds McClennan as Fire 
Fighters chief . . . 

SEPTEMBER — President Carter un- 
veils "economic renewal" plan to create 
1 million jobs in two years; names Kirk- 
land to Economic Revitalization Board 

. . . House passes youth employment act 
. . . AFL-CIO council proposes National 
Reindustrialization Board to modernize 
U.S. economy . . . AFL-CIO General 
Board endorses Carter for reelection, 
pledges all-out effort . . . Jobless rate dips 
to 7.6% in August . . . Postage stamp 
honoring Meany unveiled at White House 
. . . AFL-CIO creates Polish Workers 
Aid Fund . . . Carter okays 9.1% wage 
hike for federal workers . . . AFGE 
reelects Blaylock . . . Meat Cutters' Pat 
Gorman dies at 87 . . . UAW local 
leaders endorse Carter . . . OSHA lists 
substances causing cancer in workplace 
. . . Don Zimmerman sworn in as NLRB 
member . . . AFL-CIO Industrial Union 
Dept. asks Congress to fashion policy 
for plant closings . . . Communications 
Workers ratify Bell System pact, 7-1 .. . 

OCTOBER — Jobless rate edges down 
in September to 7.5% . . . Conserva- 
tives block extended jobless pay . . . 
Carter offers plan to revitalize steel in- 
dustry . . . Carter signs multi-employer 
pension bill protecting 8 million workers 
. . . U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal 
jobless standards for state and local 
workers . . . UAW, AFL-CIO unions ask 
trade commission to curb auto imports 
. . . Machinists withdrav.' from AFL-CIO 
Industrial Union Dept. . . . Teamsters 
endorse Reagan . . . Carter signs rail de- 
regulation and safely bills backed by rail 
unions . . . Moe Biller wins four-way 
contest to head Postal Workers . . . 
ACTWU breaks through at J. P. Stevens, 
wins 30-month pact after 17-year strug- 
gle .. . ACTWU, UFCW ask trade panel 
to extend shoe import relief . . . UAW 
ratifies American Motors pact, wins seat 
on board . . . Carter names Truesdale in 
recess appointment to NLRB . . . 

NOVEMBER — In what it considered 
perhaps the most important elections 
since the New Deal, organized labor 
poured all its resources into the 1980 
elections . . . Indicators up, economy re- 
covering . . . Workers average 9.7% 
in major pacts in 1980 . . . UAW ad 
campaign boosts U.S.-built cars . . . 
Screen Actors ratify TV pact . . . Letter 
Carriers reelect Sombrotto . . . Reagan 

elected president, winning 51% of vote 
to Carter's 41%, as voters show dis- 
content over inflation and unemploy- 
ment . . . Republicans capture Senate 
for first time in 26 years, holding 53-47 
edge . . . GOP wins net gain of 33 seats 
in House, but Democrats keep control 
. . . U.S. Trade Commission votes 3-2 to 
reject unions' petition for auto import 
curbs . . . Postal Workers' Biller warns 
Postal Service on its labor policies . . . 
Government reports 4,950 workers killed 
on job in '79, 6 million injured, taken ill 
. . . Housing permits plunge as high in- 
terest rates threaten recovery . . . OSHA 
reissues walk-around pay rule . . . CLUW 
holds organizing parley . . . AFL-CIO 
urges Congress to reject subminimum 
wage . . . Air Line Pilots threaten to sus- 
pend service over safety issues . . . Labor 
Secretary Marshall hits Reagan task force 
proposal to dismantle CETA program as 
"American tragedy" . . . Congressional 
staff study says nation needs 15 million 
new jobs during 1980s . . . Gannon calls 
annual death, injury toll to Fire Fighters 
"national disgrace" . . . 

DECEMBER— C/.5. jobless rate hangs at 

7.5% as economy slowly recovers . . . 
House passes import bill by 317 to 57 
margin and authorizes the President to 
negotiate curbs on auto imports — hailed 
by UAW . . . House approves bill already 
passed by Senate to finance cleanup of 
chemical spills and toxic waste . . . Health 
experts urge national health plan for 
pregnant women, children . . . ACTWU 
workers vote on $5 million back pay 
settlement to end 24-year dispute with 
Darlington, S.C. textile mills . . . OSHA 
works out alternative program with 
Chrysler to protect workers from lead 
and arsenic exposure; company makes 
commitment to eliminate exposure to 
arsenic and lead by January 1, 1987 . . . 
Kirkland receives Golda Meir Leadership 
Award and pledges American labor's sup- 
port of Israel "to the last trumpet" . . . 
as we go to press, reports indicate that 
the hostages in Iran may be released 
sometime soon. 

JANUARY, 1981 

General Offices 
In UJashington 
nre nt 

Eighth Location 

The Brotherhood was the first international union of North America 

to erect its own headquarters building and occupy it 

in its entirety, when it opened Indianapolis offices in 1909. 

Over the past 100 years, since its 
birth in August, 1881, the United 
Brotherhood has called eight different 
locations "home." 

Although it was founded in Chicago, 
the Brotherhood operated for the first 
few months of its life out of pro- 
visional headquarters in St. Louis.- It 
was from these headquarters at 911 
19th Street, St. Louis, that the original 
convention call was sent out. 

In these early years, the Brother- 
hood seemed to move headquarters 
frequently. In December, 1881, only 
four months after its founding, it 
moved its official headquarters to 184 
Williams Street, New York City. The 
Brotherhood remained there for three 

Then, in November, 1884, a notice 
appeared in the Carpenter magazine, 
informing the members that the head- 
quarters had moved to Cleveland. The 
only address given was "Lock Box 
180, Cleveland, Ohio." 

Three years later, the Brotherhood 
changed location again. This time an 
announcement was made in the Janu- 
ary, 1887 Carpenter that the new 
address was "476 North Sixth Street, 

The Brotherhood moved several 
times within the city of Philadelphia. 
The masthead of the October, 1888 
Carpenter listed the headquarters ad- 
dress as "124 North Ninth Street, 
Philadelphia." Eleven years later, the 
May, 1899 issue of the Carpenter in- 
dicated the official address as "Lippen- 
cott Building, 46 North Twelfth Street, 

A major decision was made in 1902 
when the Atlanta. Ga. Convention 
voted to move the headquarters to 
Indianapolis, Ind., which was then one 
of the most populated cities of the na- 
tion. In January, 1903, the move was 
made, and the Brotherhood set up shop 
in seven rooms on the fifth floor of the 
Stevenson Building. The following 

year, the building changed its name 
to the State Life Building. 

By this time the Brotherhood was 
ready to build its own headquarters. 
The next General Convention author- 
ized the officers to investigate the 
possibility of buying ground and erect- 
ing a building in Indianapolis. After 
careful consideration, the officers de- 
cided that property at 222 East Michi- 
gan Street was an ideal location for the 
organization. The site was purchased 
and the building contract was officially 

In May, 1909, the Brotherhood 
officially moved into its new, brick 
and stone International Headquarters, 
a building erected at a cost of 
$100,000. At this time, the organiza- 
tion consisted of 178,000 members in 
1,906 local unions. Average wages 
ranged from 40(' to 50«* an hour, and 
the six-day week was in vogue through- 
out the construction industry. 

The dedication ceremonies for the 
building were held on July 22 of that 
year. In an announcement of the dedi- 
cation, General Secretary Frank Duffy 
indicated pride in the new building 
when he said, "On that day thousands 
of the citizens of Indianapolis will 
realize what the founders, builders and 
guardians (of our Brotherhood) deter- 
mined should be its aim and purpose, 
viz.: that the laborer and his labor 
should be among those things which 
advance the civilization of the world. 

". . . So it is that on July 22, 1909, 
these thousands of people will have 
and enjoy the realization that the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America will present to 
their view an inspiring manifestation; 
in fact the very evidence of such effort, 
elTiciency and growth of man's wonder- 
ful strength and energy of mental and 
physical achievement in that they will 
look upon a grand, substantial struc- 
ture erected, owned, finished, and 
furnished by organized labor, to re- 

main a lasting evidence of that class 

According to General President 
William Huber, the United Brother- 
hood was the first union to erect its 
own headquarters. In a report to the 
1908 Convention, he said, "It will be 
a credit to the Brotherhood and will 
be the first building ever occupied 
and owned in its entirety by a national 
organization, as far as I can learn." 

The headquarters at 222 East Michi- 
gan Street, Indianapolis, served as the 
official home of the Brotherhood for 
more than half a century. Tenants of 
the building included the Teamsters, 
Barbers, and Typographical unions. 
The men who worked in these halls 
saw many achievements for labor. 
They succeeded in building the labor 
movement into a strong and vital part 
of the North American way of life. 

In 1954, at the Brotherhood's 27th 
General Convention, five resolutions 
were introduced to move the head- 
quarters to Washington, D.C. A gen- 
eral referendum vote of the member- 
ship in 1955 sustained the action. 

The reasons for wanting to move 
were straightforward. The Brotherhood 
wished to establish "closer liaison with 
government offices on labor-related 
matters." Washington, D.C. was the 
home of the Congress, as well as the 
Department of Labor, the National 
Labor Relations Board, and many 
other Federal agencies which were 
gaining influence in labor legislation. 
In addition, the AFL-CIO and many 
unions had already established Wash- 
ington headquarters. 

As M.A. Hutcheson said, "To do 
our part for the labor movement and 
to make our voice heard as a safe- 
guard to the rightful jurisdiction of 
our Brotherhood from raids by friends 
and foe alike, we do a much better 
job at close range." 

The building committee, represent- 


ing the General Executive Board, con- 
sisted of First General Vice President 
John R. Stevenson, General Secretary 
R. E. Livingston, and Board Members 
Raleigh Rajoppi, Henry Chandler, and 
James O. Mack. The committee made 
a thorough investigation of more than 
20 possible building sites near Capitol 
Hill and eventually decided on a 
60,000 square foot lot with 35 feet 
facing Constitution Avenue, 412 feet 
on Louisiana Avenue, 312 feet on 
Second Street, and 27 feet on Indiana 
Avenue. The Brotherhood purchased 
the property for $2 million. 

In December, 1959, construction of 
the building began. The Chicago- 
based firm Holabird and Root super- 
vised the erection of the building. The 
General Contractor was John A. 
Voipe of Maiden, Mass. and Washing- 
ton, D.C., who was president of the 
Associated General Contractors of 
America. Two years later, in Septem- 
ber, 1961, the building was opened, 
and the entire staff moved from 

One year later, the dedication cere- 
monies were held, and President M. A. 
Hutcheson said, in retrospect, "We 
are all mindful on this occasion of 
how far the Brotherhood has come. 
In August of 1881, 36 Carpenters 
founded this organization. We dedicate 
a building today — but more than 
that — we dedicate ourselves in the 
noble tradition of this Brotherhood." 

Since it moved from Indianapolis, 
the United Brotherhood has main- 
tained its headquarters at 101 Consti- 
tution Avenue, N.W., Washington, 
D.C., "just a stone's throw from the 
nation's capitol." The building, con- 
sisting of a basement, five floors, and 
a pent-house for mechanical and ele- 
vator equipment, has been described 
as a "monument to craftsmanship at 
its highest." In line with all of the 
buildings on Constitution Avenue, it 
has an exterior of Georgia Marble. 
The beautiful woodwork is found on 
the inside. At least 20 rooms are 
paneled in diff'erent species of wood, 
including cherry, oak, American wal- 
nut, and teak. Even the handrails on 
the stairs are made of African 
mahogany. The Washington D.C. 
Building Congress chose the Carpen- 
ters Building as having the best trim 
and paneling, as well as workmanship, 
in the District of Columbia, during 

Old Glory was raised for the first time 
on the striking stainless steel flagpole in 
front of the new Washington, D.C. 
headquarters building. Participating In 
the ceremonies (left to right) were: First 
General Vice President John R. Steven- 
son, General Secretary Richard E. 
Livingston, Second General Vice Presi- 
dent O. William Blaier, General President 
Maurice A. Hutcheson, and Architect 

General President M. A. Hutcheson 
officiated at the placement of the corner- 
stone, becoming a trowel tradesman 
temporarily . In the copper cornerstone 
box went a number of Items of historical 
significance, Including copies of the 
Carpenter constitution and by-laws, union 
roster and other papers which indicated 
the healthy state of the Carpenter^ 
Union In 1961. 

A photograph 
taken in 1960 
showing the 
progress of con- 
struction of the 
General Offices In 
the final phases. 
The headquarters 
auditorium is in 
the left foreground. 

The series of headquarters main- 
tained by the Brotherhood over the 
past century — from rented rooms in 
St. Louis to its magnificent structure in 
the nation's capital — is in one way 
reflective of the progress we have 
made as a trade union in the North 
American labor movement. In 100 
years, we have grown from a tiny or- 
ganization of 12 local unions and 
2,042 members to a powerful organi- 
zation of close to 800,000 members. 
And during this time we have always 
kept to the course established a cen- 
tury ago by our founders — we have 
dedicated ourselves to improving the 
lot of hard-working North Americans. 

The former General Offices at 
222 East Michigan Street, 
Indianapolis, hid. 

JANUARY, 1981 

General Secretary and 
Editor John S. Rogers, 
center, and Associate Editor 
Roger Sheldon, left, accept 
two 1980 Journalistic 
Awards from I LP A 
Secretary-Treasurer Allen 

Carpenter Takes Two Awards 
In Labor Press Competition 

The Carpenter, your official journal, 
has been informed that it is a winner in 
the 1980 Journalistic Awards Contest of 
the International Labor Press Associa- 

In fact, it won in two categories — a 
First Award for Best Front Cover and 
an Award of Honor for General Excel- 

There were 1,055 entries from 157 
publications in the 1980 competition, 
with 123 winning entries, according to 
James Cesnik, president of ILPA. The 
1980 contest judged journalistic perform- 
ance during the 1979 calendar year. 

The judges had this to say about our 
winning entries: 

• "The Carpenters can take pride in 
this magazine. It combines national news 
and local news and adds special reports 
from Washington and Ottawa. The arti- 
cles are brief and interesting and amply 

• "The magazine consistently creates 
some of the finest covers. The June 1979 
cover (the winning cover) shows a paint- 
ing of a carpenter's tool box and sur- 
rounding the closed box are the various 
tools of the carpenter's trade. Below the 
excellent painting is a quotation on the 
freedom, happiness and satisfaction in 
doing one's best work." 

In their overall report on the competi- 
tion, the judges stated that the labor press 
is doing a better job than ever of bringing 
union members news of labor develop- 
ments that is overlooked or distorted by 
the mass media. 

"Readers are getting a better sense 
than ever before of the credibility and 
reliability of the labor press, which is 
effective as a countervailing force to the 
daily news. . . . The high quality of the 
writing stands out above all other fac- 
tors," they said. 

IN '81 

Two Brother- 
hood programs 
need your con- 
tinued support 
during the new 
year— VOC, the 
Volunteer Organiz- 
ing Committee 
work in industrial 
plants, and CHOP, 
the Coordinated 
Housing Organiz- 
ing Program. More 
members mean 
more strength 
when dealing with 
employers at the 
bargaining table. 
Support the VOC 
and CHOP pro- 
grams in your 
local union. 






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Our award-winning cover of June 1979 
was subsequently reproduced on a back 
cover of The Carpenter. We have a 
limited number of copies of this back 
cover, as shown above, which are suitable 
for framing and which may be obtained 
by sending 504 '" coin to cover mailing 
costs to: The Editor, The CARPENTER, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Gov't OfFicial-Member 
Dies in Virginia 

Chris W. Jorgensen, 74, a former gov- 
ernment official and a retired partner in 
a Virginia building design firm, died of 
cancer recently. 

Jorgensen, who lived in Arlington, Va., 
was born in Lake Forest, III., and grew 
up in Racine, Wis. He became a carpen- 
ter there and joined the Brotherhood, an 
organization to which he belonged for 55 
years. In the 1930s, he was president, of 
the Racine Trades and Labor Council. 

In 1936, be began his career with the 
federal government as Wisconsin State 
director of the Workers Education Pro- 
gram, a project of the Works Progress 
Administration. In 1942, he joined the 
labor relations staff of the Tennessee 
Valley Authority. 

In 1946, he moved to V/ashington and 
became a technical advisor on prefabri- 
cated housing with the National Housing 
Agency. Two years later, he went to 
China as a labor attache with the State 
Department. He was in Shanghai when 
the Chinese Communists took over the 
city toward the end of the overthrow of 
the Chaing kai-Chek regime. 

Mr. Jorgensen later was a specialist 
on labor affairs for the U.S. High Com- 
missioner in Germany. 

In 1952, he returned to the Washing- 
ton area and joined Hugh Johnson As- 
sociates, Inc. He remained there until his 
retirement in 1970, He later was a part- 
time instructor at the Washington, D.C, 
apprentice training center. 



A SUBMINIMUM WAGE, now being pushed by conservatives in Congress, 

would threaten adults, minorities and women in low-wage occupations as 

employers seek teenagers to take their places. Business strongly favors a youth 

differential while labor sees it undermining the federal wage-hour law. The 

issue will stir a legislative battle in the new Congress. This Los Angeles worker 

is a member of the Service Employees. SEIU photo via PAI Photo Service. 

Lower Wage Floor 

for Youth 
A 'Cure Worse 
Than Ailment' 

The following appeared as an edi- 
torial in the Washington Post, Nov. 
14, 1980. 

" or several years the idea of legis- 
lating a lower minimum wage for 
youth has been simmering on the con- 
gressional back burner, flaring up now 
and then to throw terror into the heart 
of organized labor. Although it is a 
serious idea, Ronald Reagan's attempt 
even to discuss the subject in the cam- 
paign was greatly distorted and at- 
tacked by his opponents. But now, 
with Mr. Reagan elected and the Re- 
publicans ascendant in the Senate, 
Sen. Orrin Hatch, the heir-apparent to 
the chairmanship of the Senate Labor 
& Human Resources Committee, has 
announced his intention to introduce 
such a bill at the start of the new 

Economists keep emphasizing that a 
strong economy is the biggest factor 
in improving job prospects for the 
young, but few would argue that low- 
ering teen-age wages wouldn't increase 
youth employment somewhat. The 
question is how much and at what 
cost — to whom? 


Available evidence, shows that each 
10% decrease in the overall minimum 
wage, relative to average manufactur- 
ing wages, might increase youth em- 
ployment by between 1 and 3%, and 
somewhat more if the wage reduction 
were limited to youth. 

Translating this into expected levels 
for 1981, you get a 25% reduction, 
such as Sen. Hatch has proposed, 
producing between 85,000 and 255,- 
000 jobs for youth. If all the new jobs 
were taken by youth currently in the 
labor force, this would lower the youth 
unemployment rate (now at 18.4%) 
by less than 3 percentage points at the 

Some and perhaps many of the ad- 
ditional jobs for youth would come at 
the expense of either school work or 
. . . work formerly done by low-wage 
adults. Neither prospect is appealing, 
and in the latter case there are im- 
mediate budget and social costs as 
well. About 70% of low-wage work- 
ers are adults and, unlike low-wage 
teenagers, the great majority of them 
are from lower income families. Many 
have dependents to support. Displaced 
from their jobs by relatively cheap 
teenage labor, these adults and their 
families are likely to end up on 
unemployment or welfare rolls. 

That brings us to one more ques- 
tion. Is this really a problem requiring 
government action now? It is true that 
the measured youth unemployment 
rate is high, relative to the adult rate. 
But it is also true that a higher pro- 
portion of youth are working than 
ever before. About 46% of youth 
aged 16 to 19 are now employed, even 
in the midst of a recession, compared 
with 38% 10 years ago. And very 
few of these teen-agers are work- 
ing because they really need to. Many 

experts view high unemployment rates 
among youth as a normal part of the 
school-to-work transition. They also 
say that demographics may solve the 
youth unemployment problem as the 
number of youths entering the labor 
market in the next 10 years will de- 
crease by over 4 million compared 
with an increase of almost 3 million in 
the last decade. 

An urgent problem does exist 
among minority youth, particularly in 
inner cities. Black teen-age unemploy- 
ment has been between 30% and 
40% for the last several years, and 
many more black than white youths 
are both poor and out of school. 


But it is the better equipped white 
suburban youth who are likely to be 
the main beneficiaries of youth wage 
differentials. In fact, minority youth 
might be made worse off as their low- 
wage parents get displaced by youthful 

Putting all this together, you can 
conclude two things: One is that if 
there is a long-run youth employment 
problem (and we're not so sure there 
is), it isn't clear that a youth sub- 
minimum wage is the proper remedy 
for it. The other is that it still isn't 
clear that the side effects of the cure 
wouldn't be worse than the original 
ailment. This one looks to us like a 
prime candidate for inaction. 

JANUARY, 1981 


The City of Hope National Medical Center from the air. 


You get a call from the doctor. The 
lab report is back and the findings are 
positive: you have cancer. 

Your smoking habit has finally caught 
up with you! The doctor says you have 

Your little daughter hasn't been herself 
lately. You've taken her for a check-up 
and learned that she has . . . diabetes! 

Where do you turn when these frighten- 
ing catastrophic diseases hit your life? 

Many thousands throughout America 
contact the labor-supported City of Hope 
National Medical Center at Duarte, Cali- 
fornia. Here, personalized care of superb 
quality is provided at no cost to patients 
stricken with cancer, leukemia, emphy- 
sema, diabetes, and many other dreaded 
afflictions so widespread among working 

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners, together with the many other 
International Unions throughout Amer- 
ica, has pledged itself to local union 
and district council support of this unique 

medical facility that is so significantly 
linked to the lives of working people. 
Our support through voluntary contribu- 
tions is vital to the sustenance of this 
hospital's practice of providing medical 
care without cost. It is essential to this 
medical center's capability in research, 
the seeking out of new knowledge of 
these catastrophic diseases, the creation 
of new technology for more effective 
treatment, cure and prevention. 


Progress made in research areas con- 
tinually improves the quality of our lives. 
This has been borne out by many re- 
markable examples including the recent 
breakthrough in diabetes. For genera- 
lions, diabetics, for whom insulin is vital 
to life, have depended on the natural 
supply of insulin obtained from farm 
animals. But the growing number of 
diabetics (more than a million in Amer- 
ica, today) has dramatically reduced this 
source of supply and threatened a medi- 

cal crisis of devastating proportions. This 
frightening challenge was successfully 
met by a brilliant team of City of Hope 
scientists who created insulin in a labora- 
tory, a feat that was heralded throughout 
the entire world of medicine. As a result, 
a world crisis has been eliminated, and 
biological factories will soon meet the 
fantastic needs of insulin by producing it 
in mass quantities and at low cost. 

Thousands of contributions to medical 
science have emerged from the world- 
famous research laboratories at the City 
of Hope to benefit all humanity and in 
all these significant advances, the trade 
unionists of America, through their gen- 
erous annual support of this medical 
center, have played a dramatic role. No 
other gesture could so remarkably sym- 
bolize the philosophy to which we all 
subscribe — "We Are Our Brother's 

This philosophy has had new emphasis 

over the past year in Occupational 

Health, an arm of medicine urgently 

needed in our industrial society. A grant 

Continued on Page 38 

Dr. Henry Rappaport, chairman 
of Anatomic Pathology at the City of 
Hope, checks slides of patients. An out- 
standing cancer authority, Dr. Rappaport 
also directs the National Pathology 
Reference Center for Clinical Lymphoma 

A City of Hope research biochemist 
works at a maze of test tubes, flasks and 
columns to unravel the mysteries of 
health and disease. 



The Evaluation Advisory Board for the Brotherhood's Industrial Safely and Health 
Project held its first meeting on November 6 at the General Office in Washington, 
D.C. Participants included the following, starting in the foreground, center, and going 
clockwise, Walter Malakoff, staff economist; Andrea Hricko, parttime program con- 
sultant; Dr. Edwin Holstein, parttime medical consultant; John Casinghino, represent- ■ 
ing Apprenticeship and Training Technical Director James Tinkcom; Assistant 
General Counsel Kathy Krieger; Roger Sheldon, associate editor, The Carpenter; 
Robert Pleasure, associate general counsel; Joseph L. Durst, Jr., director of the 
project; Joseph Pinto, director of the Brotherhood's industrial department; and Mary 
Davis, industrial department. 

Regional OSHA Training Sessions 
Set; Workplace Hazards Under Study 

With funds recently granted by the 
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Administration, 
plus its own funds and facilities, the 
Brotherhood's Industrial Department has 
launched a major effort to identify and 
combat hazards in the workplace and to 
make members and management aware 
of workplace dangers. 

A series of training workshops have 
already been scheduled at several loca- 
tions, and plans for four others are on 
the brink of confirmation. First sessions 
were to be held in Lebanon, Eugene, and 
Roseburg, Ore., and Tacoma, Wash. 
Another session, with an estimated 100 
local industrial leaders in attendance, has 
been scheduled by the Indiana Industrial 
Council for Lafayette, Ind. January 17. 
Another gathering is set for Albuquer- 
que, N.M., July 18, and still another by 

the Midwestern Industrial Council on 
April 24. 

An evaluation advisory board com- 
posed of "in house" and outside profes- 
sional advisors and key staff personnel 
met at the General Office in Washington 
on November 6 to review activities per- 
formed under the OSHA project since 
last August and to consider future plans. 
Board members heard a summary report 
from Project Director Joseph L. Durst, 
Jr., on the work of his office. Highlights 
of that report included: plans for the 
development of a research center and 
library, a current review of training 
materials from similar programs funded 
by OSHA, the continuing search for 
additional professional personnel, and 
plans for extensive training materials to 
be prepared and made available to 
Brotherhood industrial local unions. 

Special Assistant 
For OSHA Program 

Andrea M. Hricko has been appointed 
to help launch the Brotherhood's re- 
cently-funded occupational health and 
safety program for industrial members. 
She will work as a part-time assistant to 
Health and Safety Director Joseph L. 
Durst and will help to set up regional 
training programs in hazard recognition 
and control and to develop a manual on 
workplace hazards faced by UBC in- 
dustrial members. 

Hricko has extensive experience in 
training union representatives in occupa- 
tional health and safety. From 1975 to 
1979 she conducted labor-related health 
and safety programs for the Labor 
Occupational Health Program, which is 
part of the University of California's 
Center for Labor Research and Educa- 
tion in Berkeley. While there she pub- 
lished a handbook and co-produced a 
documentary film on health and safety 
for women at work, both of which have 
been widely used in union programs. She 
also served for two years on the Secre- 
tary of Labor's National Advisory Com- 
mittee on Occupational Safety and 
Health. Hricko holds a Master's degree 
in public health from the University of 
North Carolina. 

Andrea Hricko will help to set up 
regional training programs. Here she 
plans seminar locations on an office map. 

Dr. Edwin Holstein of the Mount Sinai 
School of Medicine in New York will 
serve as physician consultant to the 
OSHA program. 

Medical Advisor 
For OSHA Project 

Edwin Holstein, M.D., instructor of 
occupational and environmental health 
in the Department of Community Medi- 
cine at the Mount Sinai School of Medi- 
cine, New York, will serve as a medical 
advisor for the Brotherhood's recently- 
funded occupational safety and health 
project for industrial members. Holstein 
works in the Mount Sinai School of 
Medicine with another well-known oc- 
cupational safety and health expert, Dr. 
Irving J. Selikoff. 

Holstein received his M.D. degree from 
the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 
1971. He completed his internship and 
junior and senior residencies in Internal 
Medicine at Boston City Hospital and 
his residency in Community Medicine at 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Prior 
to his medical education, Holstein re- 
ceived a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
Biology from Harvard University and a 
Master of Science in Psychology from 

As physician consultant for the 
Brotherhood's safety and health project, 
Holstein will consult with an industrial 
hygienist, including reviewing training 
materials dealing with carcinogens and 
other industrial health hazards. He will 
design, with the industrial hygienist, a 
Health Data Reporting System for the 
local safety and health committees that 
will help staff members to further iden- 
tify workplace hazards. Finally, Holstein 
will serve on the Evaluation Advisory 
Board for the project and will serve as a 
consultant on technical questions which 
might arise during the study. 

JANUARY, 1981 


General Representatives Briefed in Two Week-Long Seminars 

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General Officers and staff briefed the general representalives on the work ahead in 
1981. At top left, General Treasurer Charles Nichols discusses financial planning and 
legislation. Top right, General Secretary John Rogers and General President William 
Konyha discuss general policies for the 80s. Lower left, Associate General Counsel 
Robert Pleasure reviews legal developments. Lower right. Second General Vice 
President Sigurd Lucassen and Asst's. to the Gen. Pres. Richard Cox and Jim Davis. 

Intensive, week-long "leadership in- 
stitutes" for the United Brotherhood's 
general representatives were held in 
November, under an official call from 
General President William Konyha. 

The general representatives, who are 
normally on duty throughout every 
region of the United States and Canada, 
assembled in two separate groups for 
refresher courses on arbitration pro- 
cedures, work with the Impartial Dis- 
putes Board, organizing, report writing, 
and other subjects. In addition to five 
full days of classroom work, the general 
reps had two nights of "homework" in 
which they researched arbitration cases 
and did sample report writing. 

The sessions were held October 26-31 
and November 16-21 at the George 
Meany Center for Labor Studies, an 
extensive campus of classrooms and 
dormitories maintained by the AFL-CIO 
in the suburban community of Silver 
Spring, Md., outside Washington, D.C. 

Programs for the two institutes were 
identical, except that the sessions on 
arbitration during October were led by 
Professor Mario Bognanno, and the 
November sessions were under the lead- 
ership of Professor Higdon Roberts. 

General Officers and staff members 
were assisted in their program presenta- 
tion by Center Director Fred K. Hoehler, 
Jr., and William Gillam and Gordon 
Cole of the Center staff. 

Seattle Local Has Mementos of Its Own for Brotherhood's Centennial Observance 

Next August, the United Brotherhood 
will mark its 100th birthday in spectacular 
ceremonies at the 34th General Conven- 
tion in Chicago — city of our birthplace. 

As the anniversary approaches, many 
local unions and district, state, and 
provincial councils are digging into their 
early records and storerooms for memo- 
rabilia from the early days of their 

Local 131, Seattle, Wash., has turned 
up many noteworthy items of historical 
value, including those shown at left: 

Top left: An early union banner 
mounted, framed and now on display. 

Top right: Secretary-Treasurer Robert 
Simon shows the local's antique but still 
serviceable office safe. 

Lower left: The original stained-glass 
emblem which in 1906 was on the east 
wall of the local's second home — 
Seattle's old Ritz Hotel. 

Lower right: The original membership 
books and records of the local union 
from October, 1897, to the present stand 
atop an historic old wooden filing cabinet 
which goes back to the beginnings of the 
local. The original due-book file is the 
top left portion of the cabinet. The top 
right hand portion was added in 1940, 
and the bottom half was added in 1945. 

The local union also has many early 
photographs and additional historical 










Fred Hoehler, Jr., director of the George Meany Labor Studies Center, front row, left, 
{in the light-colored jacket) with General Officers Campbell, Konyha, and Rogers and the 
following general representatives: First row, from left, on the steps, Lloyd Larsen, Carmichael, 
Calif.; Mitchell McCandless, Calvert City, Ky.; E. Louis Heath, Tucson, Ariz.; George Henegar, 
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Patrick Mattel, Richmond, B.C.; Thomas Strickland, Savannah, Ga.; Fred 
Carter, Cedar Hill, Tex.; Fred Purifoy, Conway, Ark.; John W. Pruitt, Riverton, III.; Samuel 
Ruggiano, Fulton, N.Y.; and Leo Petri, Uniontown, O. Second row, from left: Edward Ryan, 
Toronto, Ont. {partly hidden from camera); Al Rodriquez, Santa Fe, N.M.; John L. Diver, 
Washington, D.C.; Warren Grimm, New Brighton, Pa.; H. P. Johnson, Casper, Wyo.; Leonard 
Zimmerman, Lansing, Mich.; Paul Cecil, San Diego, Calif.; Guy D. Adams, Olympia, Wash.; 
R. H. Clay, Falkville, Ala.; Edward McGufJee, Utica, Miss.; James Hunt, North Merrick, 
L.I., N.Y.; Norman Neilan, Pierre, S.D.; E. Jimmy Jones, North Miami, Fla.; Eugene Shoehigh, 
Omaha, Neb.; and Michael Beckes, Girard, O. 








Shown with Center Director Hoehler and two of the General Officers, in front, are the following 
general representatives: First row, from left, Robert Harris, Kalispell, Mont.; George Walish, 
Newtown Square, Pa.; Richard Griffin, Shrewsbury, Mass.; Gene Hill, Shreveport, Im.; William 
Michalowski, Laurel Springs, N.J.; Dean Sooter, Rolla, Mo.; G. A. McNeil, Austin, Tex.; Wayne 
Pierce, Salinas, Calif.; Guy Dumoidin, St. Basile le Grand, Que.; William Bronson, Auburn, N.Y. 
Second row, from left, Leo Fritz, Saskatoon, Sask.; Paul Welch, Brighton, Colo.; Paid Richards, 
Waterford, Calif.; Ben Collins, El Pa.w, Tex.; William Nipper, Riverdale, Ga.; Neil Hapworth, 
Winslow, Me.; Derrick Manson, Willowdale, Ont.; Pavel Urgel, North Hollywood, Calif.; 
Carl Soderquist, Stoneham, Mass.; Howard Christensen, St. Paid, Minn.; Morris Eastland, 
Gardner, Kans.; Robert Salter, Cincinnati, O.; Ronald Stadler, Madison, Wis.; John McMillan, 
Warren, Mich.; and Robert Welty, West Elizabeth, Pa. 

JANUARY, 1981 




Ten thousand trade unionists from 
across Ontario marched on Queen's Park 
October 18 to demand government action 
on escalating layoffs, plant shutdowns, 
and public sector cutbacks. 

The demonstration was the kick-off to 
an Ontario Federation of Labour cam- 
paign around the theme "Ontario Can 

Addressing the crowd, OFL president 
Cliff Filkey took issue with legisla- 
tion to deal with plant closings, 
introduced by Labour Minister Robert 
Elgie only four days before the rally. 

Filkey said the legislation does not 
meet the OFL's four major demands: 
justification by corporations of shut- 
downs and major layoffs; legislation to 
provide severance pay in the amount of 
one week's wages for each year of serv- 
ice; six month's mandatory notice of 
termination; and fully portable 

Filkey also condemned Prime Minister 
Trudeau and the provincial premiers for 
focussing their efforts on the consti- 

"We want them to recognize a program 
of full employment as a top priority," 
he said. 


The Canadian Advisory Council on the 
Status of Women recently reported 
another "put down" of male workers. 
Husbands are no substitute for a good 
pension, declared the council, which 
found that the ancient myth among mar- 
ried women that they'll always have a 
husband to look after them is the major 
cause of widespread poverty among 
Canada's widows. 


The Ministry of Forests has been 
fined $6,300 by the British Columbia 
Workers' Compensation Board for non- 
compliance of the province's safety 
regulations. The fines came following 
complaints by the B.C. Government Em- 
ployees' Union that the government's 
poor safety record could be attributed 
to a lack of accountability in individ- 
ual ministries. 

"We're talking about millions of dol- 
lars each year due to time lost from 
accidents and disease," said BCGEU 
president Norm Richards. "Because the 
government is exempt from premium as- 
sessments per worker, unlike private 
companies in the province, there is 
much less accountability when it comes 
to safety." 

He added that by incorporating direct 
premium assessments to government min- 
istries, the niimber of accidents caus- 
ing death and injury would be cut 
drastically and there would be a size- 
able saving to B.C. taxpayers. 

"The BCGEU wants to cut out this 
'blank cheque' philosophy where WCB 
claims are paid at the end of the year 
out of general revenues by the Ministry 
of Finance," Richards said. "Our union 
would like to commend the WCB Inspec- 
tion Department for reinforcing the 
1974 government decision that min- 
istries are not exempt from penalty." 


To most editorialists the solution is 
easy: ban all strikes in the public 

That simplistic answer to a very 
complex question gets short shrift in a 
new book by the former chairman of the 
British Columbia Labour Relations 

Paul Weiler says that a strike ban 
strips a union of its main countervail- 
ing force in negotiating with an em- 
ployer that may not be willing to bar- 
gain in good faith. And anything that 
replaces the strike — whether it's com- 
pulsory arbitration or final offer 
selection — simply isn't as effective 
in promoting serious negotiations 
which promote hard bargaining. 


When 1,200 members of the federal 
government's translators' union were 
ready to walk off their jobs in a 
recent pay dispute, they were fas- 
cinated to discover that the federal 
mediator assigned to handle their case 
was named Kenneth Strike. 



Metal Trades Parley Presses For 
Revival of Shipbuilding Industry 

A coordinated campaign to revive 
the American shipbuilding industry 
and creation of a stronger trade union 
structure to unify collective bargaining 
were the basic goals established by the 
AFL-CIO Metal Trades Dept.'s first 
national shipbuilding conference. 

More than 150 delegates from MTD 
councils on both coasts, as well as in 
Gulf and Great Lakes ports, attended 
the two-day meeting. The councils 
hold bargaining rights at both private 
and federal shipyards. 

Although seven guest experts from 
labor, industry, government and the 
Navy addressed the sessions, the basic 
work of the conference, as MTD Pres- 
ident Paul J. Burnsky predicted in his 
keynote address, was done in four 
simultaneous workshops, which met 
the first afternoon and reported the 
following morning. 

The four workshops, and their pro- 
posals, were: 

Legislative. Formation of an MTD 
legislative committee made up of one 
member from each of the 23 affiliated 
international unions, to coordinate 
labor and public support for congres- 
sional action on build-American and 
other measures to strengthen the ship- 
building industry. 

Collective bargaining. Creation or 
activation of regional conferences in 
each of the four coastal areas; a meet- 
ing of their leadership with the MTD 
president to establish better communi- 
cations, coordinated bargaining, a 
common contract expiration date and 
ultimately, uniform contract terms. 
(The West Coast councils already bar- 
gain with an employer association for 
a standard area agreement.) 

Organizing. A comprehensive pro- 
gram in each council, not only to sign 
up workers in "right-to-work" states 
and federal installations where union 
shops are banned, but to educate 
members who are duespayers without 
being committed. (The committee pre- 
pared a detailed outline for such a 
program, designed for distribution to 
the councils.) 

Federal sector. Separate resolutions 
denounced "continued anti-union tac- 
tics" by federal agencies; called for 
full use by councils of The Executive 
Order extending OSHA rights to fed- 
eral establishments, and urged active 
support of legislation restricting con- 
tracting-out of federal work. 

Kenneth Young, executive assistant 
to AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, 
led off a list of guest speakers. Others 
who addressed the conference were 
John Nachtsheim, assistant administra- 
tor for the Maritime Administration; 
Edwin M. Hood, president of the Ship- 
builders Council of America; Vice Ad- 
miral Edward P. Travers, vice chief of 
Naval Materiel, and Ray A. Meyer, 
attorney adviser of the U.S. delega- 
tion to the United Nations Commis- 
sion on the Law of the Sea. 

Adm. Isaac Campbell Kidd Jr. (re- 
tired), former NATO commander and 
chief of the Atlantic fleet, spoke of 
the Navy's strategical and tactical 

Frank Drozak, president of the 
Maritime Trades Dept. and the SIU, 
called for wholehearted cooperation 
among all unions with maritime inter- 
ests on all aspects of the continuing 
maritime problem. 

Brotherhood participants in the National Shipbuilding Conference are shown above, 
with two MTD leaders. From left, tlie group includes: Elvet Whitelocic, bus. rep., 
Local 470, Tacoma, Wash.; Gerald Davis, fin. sec. Local 2431, Long Beach, Calif.; 
Frank Rodriguez, Local 2431, Long Beach, Calif.; Hurley R. Guillotte, fin. sec. and 
bus. rep.. Local 569, Pascagoula, Miss.; Paul Burnsky, president, AFL-CIO Metal 
Trades Dept.; Joseph Pinto, director. Brotherhood industrial department; Roger 
Dawley, Local 1302, New London, Conn.; Saul Stein, Local 132, Washington, D.C, 
research and education director, MTD; Ted Knudson, fin. sec. and bus. rep.. Local 
1149, San Francisco, Calif.; and Gerald Krahn, Pacific Coast Marine Council. 




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Federal lauu Entitles Veterans 
To Seruice Credit far Pensians 

The Labor Department's Office of 
Veteran's Reemployment Rights 
(OVRR) reported that it opened 
2,134 cases based on worker com- 
plaints during the fiscal year which 
ended September 30. A total of 2,144 
cases were closed in the same period. 

Some 30 million veterans and nearly 
1 million reservists are entitled to 
various kinds of job and pension rights 
under federal law. However, appar- 
ently not too many veterans are aware 
of the law. 

The following real-life examples 
show how the law helps the veteran 
and how the government will provide 
free legal aid, if necessary. 

• Airline mechanic Benjamin R. 
Kidder thought his union contract en- 
titled him to holiday pay for Memor- 
ial Day, even though he was on leave 
that day training with his National 
Guard Unit. When the company re- 
fused to pay him, he took his case to 

• Raymond E. Davis, a retired 
power company employee, believed 
his 30 months of military service dur- 
ing World War II should have been 
included in figuring the amount of his 
pension benefits. He also went to 

• Jerry W. Earls thought his sen- 
iority as a journeyman boilermaker 
should be assigned from the date he 
would have completed his apprentice- 
ship had he not taken time out for 
military service, rather than from the 
date several years later when he ac- 
tually completed the apprenticeship. 
He asked the court to decide the issue. 

Each man won his case. The courts 
ruled that Kidder should receive his 
holiday pay, that Davis should get a 
larger pension, and that Earls should 
be assigned the earlier seniority date. 
In each case, the decision was based 
on provisions of the federal veterans' 
reemployment rights law — an em- 
ployee protection law administered by 

the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The purpose of the reemployment 
rights law is to ensure that men and 
women who serve in their country's 
military forces do not lose their jobs 
or other employment benefits because 
of such service. The law basically en- 
titles veterans to reinstatement by their 
pre-service employers with the sen- 
iority, status and rate of pay they 
would have attained with reasonable 
certainty if they had not gone into the 

The law also protects reservists and 
National Guard members from being 
discharged or denied any usual ad- 
vantages of their employment because 
of their Guard or reserve activities. 
The courts have also held that they 
must be treated "as though they were 
still at work" and equally with other 
employees in regard to such things as 
the opportunity to work overtime or 
the right to work a full 40-hour week. 

To be entitled to reemployment 
rights, a veteran must: (1) leave a 
position, other than a temporary posi- 
tion, to enter military training or serv- 
ice; (2) serve satisfactorily for periods 
not exceeding the time limits specified 
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. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 

Camp for Underprivileged, Handicapped 

Carpenter journeymeti and apprentices of the Western Pennsylvania Council donated 
their time to the rebuilding of Camp Variety in Warrendale, Pa. Over 50 of our 
members, along with other members of the Building Trades gave of their time and 
skills on weekends to remodel and rebuild Camp Variety which aids underprivileged 
and handicapped children. — Photo by The Western Pennsylvania Carpenter 


The six-Foot Christmas tree at the 
home of Sherman Findley, retired 30- 
year member of Local 1243, Fairbanks, 
Ak., now living in Portland, Ore., is cov- 
ered with 800 individual wooden orna- 
ments, carved with a pocket knife by 
Brother Findley over the years. 


Kenneth Runkle, Business Agent for 
Local 215, Lafayette, Ind., was elected 
President of the Mid-West Tool Collec- 
tors' Association at a meeting held in 
Memphis, Tenn., October 11. 

The Mid-West Tool Collectors' Asso- 
ciation was founded in May, 1968. The 
purpose of the organization is to promote 
the preservation, study and understand- 
ing of ancient tools, implements and de- 
vices of the farm, home, industry, and 
shop of the pioneers; 

• To study the crafts in which these 
objects were used and the craftsmen who 
used them; 

• To share knowledge and understand- 
ing with others, especially where it may 
benefit restorations, museums, and like 

• To accomplish this in the spirit of 
fun and fellowship. 

As of October, the organization had 
1,005 members. It has members in 44 of 
the 50 states, the District of Columbia, 
Canada, and England. 

Members acquire tools by going to 
flea markets, farm sales, auctions, an- 
tique shops, buying, selling, and trading 
with the Club or from a friend who says 
"he had something hanging out in the 
garage or barn that belonged to Grand- 
father and I don't know what it is, come 
on over and get it." 

If you'd like to join, write Runkle, 
c/o Local 215, 658 Main St., Lafayette, 
Ind. 47901. 


For the second successive year, 15 
$600 tuition-assistance scholarships were 
awarded by the Twin City, Minn., Car- 
penters District Council, to children of 
local union members affiliated with the 
council. Awards go to eight girls and 
seven boys. 

The winners were selected by the dis- 
trict council's scholarship committee, 
consisting of Bill Lukawski, Local 1644, 
chairman; Leonard Brandt, Local 7; Ray 
Hamer, Local 548; Joseph Hammes, 
Local 596; Russell Domino, Local 851; 
Arnold Martin, Local 889; Jerry Beedle, 
Local 87; Ken Tschida, Local 1252; and 
Peter Budge, Local 1865. The commit- 
tee collaborates with the University of 
Minnesota's Department of Financial 
Assistance personnel in selecting the win- 
ning candidates. 

Seven scholarships are designated for 
the University of Minnesota and eight 
for other colleges in the area. Applicants 
may choose any one of the schools in 
these categories. 


Brotherhood members donated their 
skills to build a ramp for Don Snider, a 
multiple sclerosis victim confined to a 
wheelchair. The project was arranged 
through the labor liaison of the Porter 
County United Way at Valparaiso, Ind. 
From Local 1485 are, from left: Business 
Agent Wayne Glotfelty, Floyd Hood and 
Jim GrofJ. 

SHOOTS 72 AT 72 

Frank Punda, right, of Local 1837, 
Babylon, N.Y., recently played a 
72-stroke game at the Brentwood Golf 
Course on Long Island, N.Y. At age 
72, that's good golfing. The club pro, 
Bill Luzi, congratulates him. 

JANUARY, 1981 


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Amarillo Marks Its 75th Anniversary 

Way back in 1905, when the Texas Panhandle was Southwest frontier. Local 665 
was chartered. To mark the 75th anniversary, 550 members of the local union, wives, 
contractors, and friends assembled for a banquet October 16. The picture at right 
shows Bus. Rep. Bill Nielsen with the local's legal counsel, Tom Upchurch. 

Illinois State's Attorney Thanks for Support 


Wliile the recent General Election returns nationally were not to labor's favor, voters 
in Cook County, III., elected a longtime friend of the Carpenters and all of organized 
labor as state's attorney. He is former State Senator Richard M . Daley, the son of 
the late, great Mayor Richard J . Daley. The new state's attorney, now chief legal 
officer of Cook County, visited the 52nd annual convention of the Illinois State 
Council of Carpenters to express thanks for the support given by the Chicago District 
Council of Carpenters in his campaign. From left: General President William Konyha, 
Third District Board Member Anthony Ochocki, President Don Gorman of the 
Illinois State Council; Secretary-Treasurer Jack Zeilinga of the Illinois State Council; 
Richard M . Daley; Secretary-Treasurer Wesley Isaacson of the Chicago District 
Council; General Treasurer Charles E. Nichols; and George Vest, Jr., president, 
Chicago District Council. 

New Local Paper 
For Orange County 

The eight Brotherhood locals in Orange 
County. Calif., are now publishing The 
Orange County Carpenter, a lively little 
four-page newspaper, containing union 
and industry news for their members. 
Distributed by mail through the Santa 
Ana, Calif., Post Office, the paper covers 
apprenticeship training, collective bar- 
gaining, boycotts, and much more. 

Advance Millwork 
Picketing Continues 

The Central Illinois District Council is 
continuing its picketing efforts at Advance 
Millwork Co., Peoria, 111., in an effort to 
negotiate a new contract. The company 
has been charged with unfair labor prac- 
tices. In an attempt to discourage 
picketers, the company is encouraging 
suppliers and customers to cross the 
picket lines. 

Local 35 Retirees 
Aid History EfFort 

As the Brotherhood approaches its 
centennial observance, next August, many 
local unions are beginning to assemble 
historical material about their organiza- 
tion and their industry. 

Retired members of Local 35, San 
Rafael, Calif., are aiding in the effoil. 
Frank Baptiste, a 52-year member, has 
dug up a book published in 1935 which 
shows members of the Brotherhood at 
work on the Golden Gate Bridge. W. 
Scovill, past recording secretary, has 
compiled some data related to the merger 
of Local 1710 of Mill Valley, Calif., with 
Local 35 in 1956. 

Local 35's retirees' club is open to any 
retired Brotherhood member, according 
to Baptiste. Dues are $1 per month. 

1981 Promotion 

The Massachusetts State Council has 
begun early promotion of the Brother- 
hood's centennial observance with a 
21 J -inch-wide pin, like the one above, 
which Bay Slaters are wearing on and 
off the job. 



Hard Work, 'Folded' Feelings Mark Progress 
Of Three Women Members of the Union 

A decade or two ago, it was almost 
unheard of for a woman to enter the 
rank-and-file as a carpenter, a dock- 
builder, or a millwright. But things are 
changing. The Brotherhood recognizes 
three women, in particular, who have 
joined its ranks in the name of hard 

Twenty-eight-year-old Renee Doner of 
Local 5, St. Louis, Mo., was the first 
woman in her local's 96-year history to 
enter the union through the apprentice- 
ship program. Initiated into the union 
in August, 1979, Doner now works as 
a trim carpenter for Waterhout Construc- 
tion Co. 

With a bachelor of arts degree in 
sociology from Washington University in 
St. Louis, Doner found a tight job mar- 
ket for sociologists. She became interested 
in the construction industry and applied 
for an apprenticeship with Local 5. Doner 
likes her job because she feels she "can 
be creative." 

Laurie O'Gara is also a notable "first." 
She is the first fuUbook, card-carrying 
female dockbuilder in Local 1456, New 
York, N.Y. Since she joined Local 1456, 
O'Gara has worked both as a welder and 
a dockbuilder. She recently completed 
one heavy construction job on the Long 
Island Sound. Previously a member of an 
Ohio piledrivers local and a trail bike 
rider and sky diver in her spare time, 
O'Gara also holds a certificate for 
hard-hat diving and for scuba diving 

Kathleen White of Local 1102, Detroit, 
Mich., works as a millwright — a rare 
occupation for a woman. She has re- 
paired boilers in 
power plants, over- 
layed turbines in 
steel plants, and in- 
stalled nuclear tur- 
bines in nuclear 
power complexes. 
Before her work she 
"had never seen a 
chain fall, a come- 
along, a micrometer, 
a welding rod or 
leed, or an oxyacetylene torch," but to- 
day these tools are part of her daily life. 
White finds that "work is hard, the 
hours are long, but it all pays off in the 
end." She has special advice for women 
entering the Building Trades — "Take your 
feelings, fold them up into a small, small 
piece of material, put them in a little 
match box, and put them in a safe place 
until you return home. There is no place 
in the trades for hurt feelings." 

Attend your local union meetings 
regularly. Your voice and vote are needed 
in the deliberations of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America. 


Laurie O'Gara of Local 1456, New York 
City, prepares for a welding job aboard 
ship. She is a dockbuilder and holds a 
commercial diving certificate. 

Renee Doner, the first female apprentice 
of Carpenters Local 5, St. Louis, Mo., 
was welcomed into the union by Fin. Sec. 
Rey Binder. With them, from left, are 
Jesse Favier, trustee: Bob Busch, vice 
president; the late Ed Thien, business 
representative; Norman Otto, recording 
secretary; and Fred Wellmann, 

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The increasing use of laser equipment 
in construction is causing concern, be- 
cause lasers can be dangerous if not used 

The Kansas City, Mo., Carpenters' 
District Council recently held workshops 
on the safe use of laser equipment in the 
construction industry. 

The district council safety committee 
invited all interested parties representing 
crafts on projects involving building 
tradesmen to attend the workshop. 

The two-hour workshops were con- 
ducted by Mike Larson, on assignment 
from the Office of the Director of OSHA, 
Washington, D.C. Almost 500 building 
tradesmen attended the sessions. 

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JANUARY, 1981 


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Big Copter-Blimps 
May Haul Remote Logs 

Piasecki Aircraft of Philadelphia is de- 
veloping a new, heavyduty airship which 
could spare the US logging industry 
thousands of dollars and hours of time 
by as early as 1982. 

Called a heli-stat, the airship will be 
a cross between a helicopter and a blimp. 
It will consist of four helicopters, joined 
together by a metal frame. Above them 
will be attached a helium-filled bag, or 
aerostat, longer than a football field, de- 
signed to add lifting power. For extra 
mobility and speed, the helicopters will 
be fitted with small propellers instead of 
the customary tail rotors. 

This new vehicle will eliminate the ex- 
pensive process of road-building in re- 
mote areas where log harvesting is neces- 
sary. The airship will be able to lift 25 
tons of logs at a time. It will be cheaper 
to operate than a helicopter, which eco- 
nomically can only be flown a mile with 
a full eight-ton load of logs. 

If the helistat proves successful, other 
heavyweight airships could follow. The 
US Navy is interested in a behemoth that 
could lift 75 tons of cargo from ships 
and carry it to inland points up to 200 
miles away. According to Norman 
Mayer, a National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration official, this would espe- 
cially benefit countries without ports or 
direct access to the sea. 

The US Coast Guard is also consider- 
ing a smaller airship which would be 
powered by three or four tiltable engines 
that could push the vehicle forward at 
60 mph or enable it to hover or take off 
and land much like a helicopter. This 
airship, able to stay out for 8 to 24-hour 
periods, would be used to police the 200- 
mile fishing limit and to carry out search 
and rescue missions, tasks that are more 
expensive with conventional ships and 

Senior Citizens Seek 
Building Funds 

The National Council of Senior Citi- 
zens, NCSC, a non-profit organization 
serving the cause of America's elderly, 
has appealed to the Brotherhood for sup- 
port of the National Senior Citizen Cen- 
ter Building Fund. 

Rising ofRce rents are threatening the 
NCSC's present location in Washington, 
D.C. And growing demands for office 
space by Big Business lobbying groups, 
public relations firms, and political action 
committees are forcing rents to spiral 
even higher. For these groups, office 
rent can be written off as a "business 

The only way that organizations such 
as the NCSC can solve their rent prob- 
lems and remain in the nation's capital 
is to buy their own offices. 

Consequently, the NCSC has made a 
downpayment on a building it hopes to 
occupy in June, 1981. It has set a fund- 
raising goal of one million dollars. 

Donations of as little as $25.00 could 

Continued on Page 38 

'Unions are too powerful' 

This is one myth you want to 
approach very carefully. 

How much power, for instance, 
is too much power? 

For a right-wing politician court- 
ing votes and contributions from 
the captains of industry, any union 
power is too much power. 

For an assembly-line worker in 
a noisy, hot and dirty factory, who 
feels shoved around by manage- 
ment, there's no such thing as too 
much union power. 

Unions are powerful. We can 
make a multinational corporation 
nervous, command the attention of 
the presidency, get good contract 
settlements out of skinflint man- 
agements most of the time, get 
good social legislation passed that 
benefits all Americans. 

But we're not exactly the raven- 
ing monsters that union-busters like 
to depict. Even the largest unions 
in terms of size and resources pale 
by comparison with multinational 
corporations. We still represent 
only one fourth of America's 
workers. We still have a ways to 
go before working conditions in 
America are Utopian. 

But don't tell anyone. Let the 
right-wingers keep screaming about 
how extremely powerful we are. 
Maybe it will turn into a self- 
fulfilling prophecy. 

— Ken Germanson, 
Allied Industrial Worker 



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Campbell Reports 
Progress in 

First General Vice President Patrick J. 
Campbell keynoted the recent Appren- 
ticeship Training Conference in Cleve- 
land, O., in an address which reviewed 
some of the progress in apprenticeship 
and training during the late 1970s and 
the year just ended. His words are timely 
and to the point. The full text of his 
address follows: 

I have had a long and steady interest 
in training — ever since, in fact, I served 
my own apprenticeship, back in the good 
old days. I had very practical related 
training. We measured, and cut, and fit 
until it satisfied the journeyman who 
taught us. We had practical lessons. No 
lectures. A pre-PETS kind of PETS. This 
was before programs in the 50's and 60's 
got sophisticated and bookish. Conse- 
quently, I was very pleased to see the 
PETS program develop, and take us back 
to the practical training. 

These Conferences are very important 
to us. Eleven years ago at the General 
Office we conducted a series of instruct- 
ors seminars. In 1969 and 1970 over 
1,000 apprenticeship instructors and co- 
ordinators came to the General Office 
for these sessions. 

As a result of those meetings, 10 years 
ago, in 1970 at the Contest in Denver, 
we started these Conferences on a one- 
day basis prior to the Contest. Interest 
was high. We expanded the Conference 
to two days of sessions. Six years ago we 
added the Midyear Conferences which 

are also successful and well attended. 
Each Conference has contributed to our 

These Conferences have provided a 
structure for us to directly learn from 
you what are your problems and what 
are your successes. From our discussions 
with you we became fully aware of our 
affiliate programs and their operation. 
We became aware of your problems and 
of your solution. By pooling our infor- 
mation great progress has been made. 

Those of you who remember the be- 
ginning can recall with me how far we 
have come. 


Let's look at some of our develop- 
ments. A first major adjustment was re- 
structuring the rating form. The old rat- 
ing form admitted inexperienced people 
with emphasis on their book ability. The 
new rating form emphasizes work exper- 
ience, military experience, and pre-job 

A second important development, was 
our definition for you, of appropriate 
disciplinary action, and the proper pro- 
cedure for dismissing an apprentice from 
training. Our definition reduced the prob- 
ability of successful legal action against 
the local committee, the local union, 
the management association, and the 
General Office. 

A third adjustment was getting the De- 
partment of Labor to recognize "intent 
to hire" as a practical means of appren- 
ticeship selection. Programs that have 
adopted this process are able to get 
greater numbers of apprentices into em- 
ployment, are better able to meet their 
affirmative action plans for women and 
minorities, and are, further, admitting 
into apprenticeship persons who want to 
work — many of whom come from the 
nonunion work force, and are already 
work hardened and who appreciate the 
training opportunity. 


The most significant development has 
been the implementation of the Perform- 
ance Evaluated Training System. Most of 
our affiliate programs have adopted this 
system and are having a great success 
with it. I want to commend those of 
you who have adopted PETS, on your 
initiative, your dedication, and your vigor. 
Your immediate action greatly impressed 
us. As you saw the opportunity to get 
practical training for your apprentices, 
you found the time and the money to 
get it rolling. We are aware it was not 
easy for you to adopt the new system. 
We are aware it took a great deal of 
work and planning and effort. We com- 
mend you on these efforts. You have 
done a very good job. 

Continued on Page 24 

1980 Contest Candids 

Contestant Number 15 pins an identify- 
ing number to the shirt of a fellow 
contestant, as they are about to be 
briefed on their manipulative test. 

Two hard-working contest judges not 
shown in the group pictures published in 
our December issue: Jack Tarbutt of 
Hamilton, Ont., UBC, left and Larry 
Meehan of Toronto, a management 
representative, right. 

Points are scored by contestants in the 
annual International Apprenticeship 
Contest when they have the proper tools 
and they are in good order. This was the 
floor array of one millwright apprentice. 

JANUARY, 1981 



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Put a Brofherhood emblem 
on your hard hat, too! 

Lindsey Hope Parker, granddaughter of 
Roy W. Hundley, financial secretary of 
Local 50, Knoxville, Tenn. 

HARD HAT BMBLEM-Add the Broth- 
erhood's official emblem to your 
hard hat. Your local union can now 
order Hard Hat Emblem Cecals 
(with adhesive on the back) at 
$3.35 per hundred for distribution 
to your local membership. Individ- 
ual members can order a single 
emblem, free of charge, by writing 
direct to the UBC Organizing De- 
partment at the General Office. 
Send all orders to: General Sec. 
John Rogers, UBC, lOI Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 


Continued from Page 23 

PETS has caught the attention of 
people throughout the industry and even 
throughout the world. We have had re- 
quests from the Japanese and from the 
Saudi Arabians for the use of our ma- 
terial. Since it was developed with per 
capita funding, for the need of our 
affiliate members, we have not released 
the material. We felt complimented, but 
we also knew our obligation to our mem- 

Objective research people have been 
looking at PETS and evaluated it very 
positively. Specific research done for the 
Department of Labor by Kerschner Asso- 
ciates indicates that PETS is a great 
improvement over the traditional type of 
training. This research also indicates that 
the only — and I repeat only — true per- 
formance based training program in 
existence is your own PETS program. 


A further recommendation of PETS is 
given by objective research in the report 
on the condition of apprenticeship inter- 
nationally done for the Department of 
Labor by Dr. Reuben. Dr. Reuben states 
that PETS is a most significant develop- 
ment in apprenticeship in the interna- 
tional scene and recommends the adop- 
tion of our process by other craft areas. 

As I stated above, I am happy with 
our progress. We look forward to more 
future positive adjustments. 

For this Conference discussion topics 
of primary importance are: the need for 
pre-apprenticeship training. Persons ac- 
cepted into apprenticeship with no prior 
work experience or training experience 
in the industry, are greatly benefited by 
a pre-apprenticeship experience that 
allows them to develop basic tool skills, 
basic measurement skills, and familiari- 
zation with basic processes. Employers 
are more likely to keep people who come 
into beginning work ready to go to work. 
There are some interesting pre-apprentice- 
ship programs already developed. Chi- 
cago began this training years ago as 
have others. We are going to discuss 
ways of establishing pre-apprenticeship 
training at this Conference. 


Record keeping is another item that 
needs discussion and possible adjustment. 
Some record keeping has become burden- 
some, time consuming, and money con- 
suming. We should look at the record 
keeping system and keep only those 
records that are needed. 

The next major undertaking of my 
office is the establishment of central 
training facilities. It is our wish to estab- 
lish, around the country, training facili- 
ties complete with shops, living quarters, 
and mess facilities and staffed by experi- 
enced journeymen instructors. To these 
centers, affiliate programs could send 
their apprentices on a buy-in basis, for 
blocks of time. At this facility, we could 

Vice President Campbell talks with a 
television news reporter during the recent 
1980 International Carpentry Apprentice- 
ship Contest in Cleveland, O. 

offer training in pile driving, millwright- 
ing, cabinet making, floor covering, as 
well as carpentry. Some programs find 
the cost of developing adequate shops, 
etc., prohibitive. It has deterred them 
from perfecting their manipulative train- 
ing. We feel the central training facility 
would be very effective if properly de- 
veloped. In combination with the PETS 
program we could do a real training job. 

Training has become big business. Our 
competition — the nonunion sector — is 
spending vast amounts of money to de- 
velop training. They are spending millions 
just for instructional material, and in 
some places the AGO and ABC are 
going in together. Our own programs are 
spending vast amounts of money on 
training. These Conferences are one of 
the ways in which we make our funding 
expenditures throughout the year more 
productive. As I review our affiliate pro- 
grams, and their individual progress, I 
can see which program administrators 
have seriously attended the Conferences, 
contributed to the proceedings, and prof- 
ited by the discussions. I commend you 
hard-working dedicated program directors 
for your efforts and your support. I am 
sure this Conference will be productive 
for you. 

It is my pleasure to be with you and 
to work with you. We will not let the 
competition catch us asleep. 

Beware Promoters 
on Labor's Birthday 

The AFL-CIO has issued a warning 
that "some unscrupulous and unethical 
promoters" may sell advertising or 
merchandise to exploit the federation's 
commemoration during 1981 of the 100th 
anniversary of the labor movement. 

"The AFL-CIO commemoration will 
not include any type of 100th anniversary 
program, 'special edition' newspapers, 
anniversary directory or any other type 
of publication which contains advertis- 
ing." declared AFL-CIO Information 
Director Saul Miller and Centennial 
Coordinator Lee White. 

They said the AFL-CIO will take legal 
action against anyone pursuing such 
activities in the name of the federation. 
They urged all unions to make unsuspect- 
ing businesses aware of this policy and 
notify the Better Business Bureau or 
local law officials in the event of any 
suspect advertising offers. 



Save Your Skin From Winter Woes 

• Does your skin tend to "flake out" 
on you in winter or get rough, chapped 
or scaly? 

Outdoor air tends to be drier in winter 
than summer, even in more humid areas. 
Wind and sun can have a parching 
effect. And heat-dried indoor air sucks 
moisture from your skin. 

"Keep your living quarters well humidi- 
fied, especially during the winter heating 
season," advised skin specialist Irwin I. 
Lubowe, M.D. Maintaining proper hu- 
midity may pay an extra health divi- 
dend — reduced likelihood of colds. Check 
into available humidifying measures and 
devices for your home and, if possible, 
place of work. 

Very hot water and overuse of soap 
tend to have a drying effect. Especially 

if your skin is normally on the dry side, 
winter is not time to parch it further 
with too much soaking or scrubbing. 

What about the natural oils you do 
lose? It may help to replace them at 
least temporarily with an appropriate 
lotion and bath oil, unless your com- 
plexion is oily. Places which tend toward 
dryness, such as knees, elbows and backs 
of ankles, may need particular attention. 
If you have special skin problems, your 
physician can make appropriate recom- 

Chapping is less apt to occur if you 
dry face and hands thoroughly (but 
gently) after washing. Outdoors, protect 
your hands with mittens or gloves. Give 
your lips a protective coating. 

Stop winter from making it rougher 
for normally rough skin areas. Use pro- 

tective gloves to shield your hands from 
cleansers, soaps and detergents. 

Tight clothing can rub you the wrong 
way if dry skin is a problem. 

Reasons for dry skin may also go 
beneath the surface. One factor may be 
"... a reducing diet that greatly limits 
or even eliminates fats, which provide 
nourishment a healthy skin needs." And 
specialists point out that the skin's thick- 
ness and oil supply tend to lessen with 
advancing years. 

In any season, your skin reflects your 
state of health. Good nutrition, good hy- 
giene and adequate rest have a way of 
coming to the surface. 

Maybe you can help keep your skin 
from getting "under the weather." 

— American Physical Fitness 
Research Institute (APFRI) 

• Keeping Your Brown 
Bag Lunches Safe 

If you're fighting inflation with brown 
bag (or lunch box) lunches — or planning 
to join the ranks — the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture has issued an easy-to-read 
brochure on how to keep those lunches 
safe and wholesome. 

The publication, "Safe Brown Bag 
Lunches," provides a number of simple 
safety tips on how to avoid food-borne 
illnesses. Also included among the tips 
are the kinds of meat and poultry prod- 
ucts best suited for brown bag lunches 
and how to keep soups, stews and chili 
piping hot right up to lunchtime. 

For a free copy of "Safe Brown Bag 
Lunches" write to: Information Div., 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 26 Fed- 
eral Plaza (Rm. 1653), New York, N.Y. 

• Hotline offers 
energy answers 

A new Hotline on consumer energy 
problems has been established by the 
Department of Energy under its Energy 
Crisis Intervention Program. The Hotline 
will not provide direct information but 
will act as an information and referral 
service — telling callers which agencies 
are taking care of specific problems, and 
what numbers to call. 

So, if you feel you've been over- 
charged for home heating oil or for gaso- 
line at the local pumps, call the Hotline. 

They'll also supply the correct numbers 
to contact for information on financial 
aid in paying home heating bills, where 
to obtain fuel oil, tax credits for solar 
energy, advice on home insulation, and 
other energy-related matters. The na- 
tional toll-free Hotline number is 800- 
424-9246. People living in the Washing- 
ton, D.C., metropolitan area should call 

• Help available for 
home healthcare 

Fifty years ago it was common prac- 
tice for people to be cared for in their 
homes when they were ill or recuperating 
from an injury, but in later years it has 
become more common to remain in a 
hospital or nursing home. Now, the trend 
is being reversed, because home care can 
have emotional, financial, and medical 
advantages for both patients and families. 

Unfortunately, health services in the 
home aren't always available at a reason- 
able cost. A limited number of visits are 
offered under Medicare's home health 
service program. Communities vary 
greatly in this area, but many have good 
programs offering visiting nursing care, 
chore help, physical and speech therapy, 
family counseling, and transportation to 
medical appointments. 

The National Council for Homemaker- 
Home Health Aide Services, 67 Irving 
Place, New York, New York 10003, 
maintains a nationwide listing of home 
care services. The Home Health Services 
and Staffing Association, Suite 205, 1101 

15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20005, maintains a listing of proprietary 
home-care services. 

• Thermostats For 
State Tax Credits 

Automatic thermostats are among a 
number of energy conservation products 
that qualify in five states for tax bene- 
fits in addition to the federal tax credits. 

The federal conservation credit is 15% 
of the cost of the setback thermostat. 
State tax laws vary, but Colorado and 
Oregon allow credits of 20 and 25%, 
respectively. Thermostats qualify for tax 
deductions in Arkansas, Montana and 
South Carolina. 

Tax credits are subtracted directly 
from the total income tax due. Tax de- 
ductions are subtracted from gross in- 
come, before the tax is computed. 

Automatic thermostats are used to set 
the temperature up or down while the 
family is sleeping or away from the 
house, according to Honeywell, Inc.'s 
manager of markets. Cliff Moulton. Sav- 
ings in automatically setting tempera- 
tures back range from 9 to 30% of en- 
ergy use, depending on climate and the 
amount of setback. "Setting temperatures 
up in summer can save 7 to 25%," 
Moulton said. 

Moulton suggests that homeowners 
check with their state tax departments to 
see if they can take a credit or deduc- 
tion on their state as well as federal in- 
come taxes. 

JANUARY, 1981 






AVE. NW, WASH., D.C. 20001 




SAL: Did you see her new per- 

SUE: Yeah, it looks like her 
parole came through just as the 
warden pulled the switch. 



MOM: What happened after Billy 
hit you? 

SON: He hit me a third time. 

MOM: You mean a second time. 

SON: No, I hit him the second 



Mamma Mosquito: "If you chil- 
dren are good, I'll take you to a 
nudist camp tonight." 

— Thomas F. Halferty 
Local 1296 
Notional City, Calif. 


buildings in a single bound, is 
more powerful than a locomotive, 
drives nails faster than a speeding 
bullet, walks on water, and gives 
policy to God. 

A FOREMAN leaps short build- 
ings in a single bound, is more 
powerful than a trolley car, drives 
nails just as fast as a speeding 
bullet, walks on water, if the sea 
is calm, and talks to God. 

A JOB STEWARD leaps short 
buildings with a running start and 
favorable wind, is almost as pow- 
erful as a trolley car, drives nails 
faster than a B-B, walks on water 
in an indoor swimming pool, and 
talks to God, if a special request 
is approved. 

barely clears Quonset huts, loses 
tug-of-wars with trolley cars, is 
capable of driving nails, swims 
well, and is occasionally addressed 
by God. 

high marks when trying to leap 
buildings, is run over by trolley 
cars, can sometimes drive a nail 
without inflicting self-injury, can 
dog-paddle, and talks to animals. 

into buildings, recognizes locomo- 
tives 2 out of 3 times, is issued 
nails "for carrying only," can stay 
afloat if properly instructed, and 
talks to water. 

over doorsills when trying to enter 
buildings, says "look at choo- 
choo," has seen a nail at least 
once in his life, and mumbles to 

A GREEN APPRENTICE lifts build- 
ings and then walks under them, 
kicks locomotives off the track, car- 
ries nails in his mouth and drives 
them with his fist, and freezes water 
with a single glance. He is God. 
— Randy Williams 
Fairfield, California 



COACH: Remember all those tips 
I gave you on hitting, running and 
stealing bases? 

SLUGGER: I sure do, coach! 

COACH: Well forget 'em. We just 
traded you. 


A neighbor was doing a little 
carpentry at his house when a 
friend walked up and commented, 
"You hammer like lightning." 

"You mean I'm fast?" the neigh- 
bor asked. 

"No," the friend said. "I mean 
you seldom strike twice in the same 

— Orville E. Taylor 
Auburn, Wash. 



TOT: Do all fairy tales begin with 
"Once upon a time?" 

MOM: No, today most begin 
with "If I am elected . . ." 



APPRENTICE: Dad, can you help 
me find the lowest common 

FATHER: Haven't they found 
that yet? They were looking for it 
when I was a kid. 


There was a young fellow named 

The goat that he owned was a 

He went to the fair and traded it 

And what he now has is a filly. 
— Jesse W, Baker 

Local 2375, Bakersfield, Ca. 



Owensboro, Ky. — Picture No. 1 

Owensboro, Ky. — Picture No. 2 


On October 3, 1980, Millwright Local 1080 
held an awards banquet for its senior members 
with 20 to 35 years of service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows 20 and 25-year 
members, front row, from left to right: Dale 
Goodman, Don Powers, Rendal Wilkerson, 
Garman Porter, Lyie Campbell, Thurman Varble. 

Back row, from left to right: Bill Thomas, 
Sr., Durwood Maple, Donald Lloyd, J. C. Keown, 
John Strobel, Sr., Hurrol Howard. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30 and 35-year 
members, front row, from left to right: Shellie 
Lloyd, Leslie McCormick, V. S. Chambers, Herb 

Back row, from left to right: J. C. Sunder- 
land, Bob Baker, Noble Chambers. 


On September 27, 1980, Local 1708 held a 
dinner and dance at the Linbloom Center of 
the Green River Community College to honor 
its 20 to 40-year members. Honored members 
are pictured in the following photographs. 

Picture No. 1 — front row, from left to right: 
Karsten Klevjer, Dale Sirek, and Louis Baker. 

Second row, from left to right: Robert 
Gabriel, Wendell Secrist, William Vance, 
Walter Weik, Gordon Roscoe, and Charles Mills. 

Back row, from left to right: Ralph Anderson, 




A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

Clifford Noel, Rudolph Berger, Irvin Freeman, 
Jack Hartly, and Recording Secretary Paul 

Picture No. 2— front row, from left to right: 
Michael Soulier, Philip Haney, Eric Bengtson, 
LeRoy Fisher, and Andrew Stephanick. 

Second Row, from left to right: President 

Wayne Herrington, Charles Fancher, Ray Graff, 
Charles Shaffer, Howard Ehle, Norman Rued, 
and Financial Secretary Edward Davis. 

Back row, from left to right: Lawrence 
Pickar, William Peterson, Delbert Gilbert, 
Monroe Shuey, John Starkovich, and Homer 

Auburn, Wash. — Picture No. 1 

Auburn, Wash. — Picture No. 2 

JANUARY, 1981 



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Local 1597 held a pin presentation cere- 
mony on September 18, 1980 hosted by Local 
President Thomas A. Hart, Past Business 
Representative Lawrence J. Dole, and Executive 
Secretary of the Washington State Council 
Wayne Cubbage. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, front 
row, from left to right: EIroy W. Thompson, 
Floyd Simmons, David Silva, Emiel E. 
Schenkeveld, Jackie E. Reid, Donald C. 

Back row, from left to right: President 
Thomas A. Hart, Past Business Representative 
Lawrence J, Dole, and Washington State Council 
Executive Secretary Wayne Cubbage. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Luther L. Rackley, 
Stanley V. Ohman, Floyd E. Murray, Gustof 

Back row, from left to right; President 
Thomas A. Hart, Washington State Council 
Executive Secretary Wayne Cubbage, and Past 
Business Representative Lawrence J. Dole. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, front 

row, from left to right: Henrik C. Thueson, 
James D. Walker, Owen D. Stout, C. Fred Lewis, 
Harry S. Dubiak, Lawrence J. Dole, Donald L. 

Back row, from left to right: President 
Thomas A. Hart, and Washington State Council 
Executive Secretary Wayne Cubbage. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Frank A. Lovitt, Wilfred 
L. Kluver, Alf Dahl, Marion V. Allison. 

Back row, from left to right: President 
Thomas A. Hart, Past Business Representative 
Lawrence J. Dole, and Washington State Council 
Executive Secretary Wayne Cubbage. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, from 
left to right: George Werdall, Ray E. Tudor, 
Rolla Pierce, Fred Moos, Jorgen Moen, Steve 
Magnusson, C. W. Kinkaid, Harold Kaye, Lloyd 

Picture No. 6 shows 40-year pin recipient 
Harold B. Selfors. 

The following members also received pins 
but were not present for the photographs: 
20-year members: Howard C. Adkison, James F. 
Alexander, Richard J. Bertolacci, James M. 
Campbell, Louis F. Carle, Willis L. Cleaver, 

Thomas A. Edwards, Wilbourne Faulkner, Wade 
M. Harty, William S. Jenson, Karl J. Kristensen, 
Wayne E. McCabe, Martin A. Mirkovich, Robert 
E. Richards, Allan R. Robbins, Thomas Settle, 
Robert L. Thomas. 

25-year members: Edgar Adams, Harvey 
Barnhill, Henrik W. Bockelie, Leon M. Booth, 
Arthur M. Bretsen, Lyie Calhoon, Darwin D. 
Hedin, Virgil E. Jennings, Jon L. Johnson, Frank 
S. Lausund, Morton J. Miles, Dan W. Phillips, 
James G. Ramstead, Rudolph A. Schneider, 
James A. Shadbolt, Walter F. Skinner. 

30-year members: Herbert V. Bolie, Woodrow 
A. Britton, Bernard F. Frank, Robert E. Harper, 
Darwin Johnson, Gilbert R. Moore, Robert J. 
Schafer, Ronald E. Sowa, Roy F. Thane, Ervin 
H. Thilmony, Edward N. Turek, Clayton A. 

35-year members: Evald Eliason, William T. 
Fowler, Matt M. Holden, Fred E. Irish, William 
Klaus, Robert L. Workman, Harold C. Sunderlin. 

40-year members: Bert Danielson, Bertram 
Johnson, Alan E. Kinyon, John R. Main, Martin 
0. Peterson, Nick Rerecich, Claude B. 
Robinson, S. W. Rowley, Leo L. Strand, Kay L. 
Thompson, Lewis C. Wilcox, Roy D. Wilson. 



New Brighton^ Minn. — No. 1 

New Brighton, Minn. — No. 2 


Forty years of service to the Labor movement 
were celebrated by the Carpet, Linoleum and 
Resilient Tile Layers Local 596 on July 19, at 
Jax Cafe, Minneapolis, with a 40th anniversary 
party at which 120 of 180 eligible members 
were given pins commemorating their years of 
membership in the local. A steak dinner was 
served, followed by dancing and a lot of 
visiting and talking over of old times. 

Pictured are the members who received 
pins. In the top photo (No. 1), is the 40-year 
group. They are: front row — Maurice Hagen, 
Clarence Nelson, Gordon Bartlett; back row — 
Donald Kearn, George Balthazoir, Clarence 
Plante, Walter Swanson. 

In photo No. 2 is the 35-year group. Front 
row — Hilbert Johnson, Elmer Bowman, Frank 
Tschida, Herbert Helm, Leo Lewandowski; back 
row — Arnold Larson, Harold Eastman, Lawrence 
White, Ben Shasky, Carl Spangenberg. 

Picture No. 3 is of the 30-year group and 
picture No. 4 depicts those with 25 years of 
continuous membership in the Local. 


At its regular meeting on October 24, 1980, 
Local 259 held a pin presentation ceremony. 
For the first time in its history, the local 
honored a member with 70-years of experi- 
ence — Leonard J. Osborne, center in the 
accompanying photograph. Malcolm Jennings, 
left in the photograph, received a 50-year pin. 
Business Agent J. C. Harston, right, made both 

New Brighton, Minn. — No. 3 

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Jackson, Tenn. 
JANUARY, 1981 

New Brighton, Minn. — No. 4 


On October 16, 1980, Local 1159 held a 
service pin presentation, and President Joseph 
Hall, left in the accompanying photograph, 
presented pins to 25-year member Roscoe 
Greenlee, center, and 30-year member Wade 
Rollins, right. Members who received pins but 
were not pictured include 40-year member Ora 
Carlisle and 30-year member Raymond Sisk. 

Attend your local union meetings 
regularly. Be an active member of the 
United Brotherhood. Your voice is 
needed in local union deliberations. 

Point Pleasant, W. Va. 


Cincinnati, O. — Picture No. 2 



Cincinnati, O. — Picture No. 4 

Cincinnati, O. — Picture No. 5 


On June 7, 1980, Local 2 celebrated its 
100th anniversary and held a pin presentation 
ceremony in honor of its long-standing 
members. Honored members are shown in the 
accompanying photograhs. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Charles Sipple; Elmer 
Jacobs, Ohio State Council of Carpenters; Karl 
Moore; Woodrow McGinnis; Bert Blevins; Albert 
Lenk; James O'Toole; Robert Bixler; and 
Franklin Rettig. 

Back row, from left to right: William 
Stephens, business agent; Les Mullins, financial 
secretary; Arthur H. Galea, president; Howard 
Wilson, vice president. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Elmer Jacobs, Ohio 
State Council of Carpenters; Urban Herbert; 
Rufus Fannan; James Kratz; Robert Spencer; 
Fred Weyda; Roy Spencer; John Coffinbarger; 
and William McAvoy. 

Back row, from left to right: William 
Stephens, business agent; Les Mullins, financial 
secretary; Arthur H. Galea, president; and 
Howard Wilson, vice president. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Elmer Jacobs, Ohio 
State Council of Carpenters; James White, 
Robert Herbert, Rex Stevens, Theodor Bally, 
Gaylord Rein, Turner Kirby, Lloyd Henn and 
Harry Tegeler. 

Back row, from left to right: Les Mullins, 
financial secretary (also receiving pin); Arthur 
H. Galea, president; and Howard Wilson, vice 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Howard Wilson, vice 

Cincinnati, O. — Picture No. 6 


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Cincinnati, O. — Picture No. 7 

president; Les Mullins, financial secretary; 
Elmer Jacobs, Ohio State Council of Carpenters; 
Howard Neal; Ralph Lucking; Robert Block; Leo 
Glover; and Arthur H. Galea, president. 

Back row, from left to right: William 
Stephens, business agent. 

Picture No. 5 shows 55-year members, from 
left to right: Howard Wilson, vice president; 
Elmer Jacobs, Ohio State Council of Carpenters; 
George Prudent; Arthur H. Galea, president; 
and Les Mullins, financial secretary. 

Picture No. 6 shows 60-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Elmer Jacobs, Ohio 
State Council of Carpenters; Ivan Bixler; Virgil 
Alford; Arthur H. Galea, president; John Hagan; 
Joseph Schreckenhofer; and William Dellin. 

Back row, from left to right: Les Mullins, 
financial secretary; Howard Wilson, vice 

Picture No. 7 shows 70-year members, from 
left to right: Howard Wilson, vice president; 
Les Mullins, financial secretary; Elmer Jacobs, 
Ohio State Council of Carpenters; William 
Klosterman, Harry Woessner, Donald Hopkins 
and Arthur H. Galea, president. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the pictures include: 25-year 

members Marcel Battrick; William Douglas; 
Joseph Hart; Robert Kay, Jr.; Donald Kimberlaini 
General Kinder; Rufus King; Melvin Meek; 
Charles Merriman; Bruce Richardson; Verle 
Richey; Lawrence Schumacher; Richard Siegold; 
Eugene Harmon. 

30-year members Gottlieb Ash; Andrew 
Bambeck; Robert Bowen; Donald Giffin; Willis 
Greer; Osro Greer; Frances Gutzweiler; Willis 
Jones; Oscar Nelson; Lee Oursler; James 
Parrott; John Roth; Albert Rudler, Jr.; and 
James Williamson. 

35-year members William Duke; Pete Gallo; 
William Hill; Martin McGrath; and Charles 

40-year members Charles Davis; Jack Roland; 
and Richard Woessner. 

45-year members Clifford Dollenmayer; 
Hubert Martin; Raymond Perkinson; and 
Charles Cramer. 

50-year member Robert Powell. 

55-year members Oliver Brielmeyer; Cliffard 
Coates; Alva Corsbie; Val Faulhaber; Walter 
Feucht; N. G. Neinert; Robert Herzog; and 
Robert Kay, Sr. 

60-year members Walter Brocaw; Earl 
Hanselman; Charles Latham; and Dillie Riggs. 




On April 26, 1980, Local 1280 held its 
twenty-second annual pin presentation cere- 
mony and dance for 25-year members. Anthony 
Ramos, executive secretary of the California 
State Council, made the presentations to the 
following members: 

Front row, left to right: Donald Gillespie, 
Bobby Conlay, James Madu, Leo Mahan, and 
David Van Fossen. 

Middle row, left to right: Ralph Leweiien, 
W. T. Kriek, John Brantley, Edward P. Citra, 
Fred Austin, Cleo Mahan, Harold Reed, Patrick 
Presby, and Anthony Cremin. 

Back row, left to right; Elias Ruiz, Paul V. 
Wood, Cal Boice, I. J. Iwamoto, R. A. Martin, 
Edwin Taylor, and Kenneth Conn. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the photograph include: Kenneth 
Brewer, Albert Faulkner, John Garigulo, William 
W. Laffoon, George Mukai, L. J. Neely, and 
Guy Shirley. 


On August 4, 1980, Local 792 held a special 
meeting to present 25-year service pins to the 
following members, shown in the accompany- 
ing photograph from left to right: Cletus 
Brandt, business representative; Roger 
Johnson, Lee De Santi, Marvin Blomgren, L. T. 
Holder, Hershel Morlan, Dale Morgan, Laverne 
Nordmoe, Lewis Blais, business representative; 
Emery Roe, Leroy Anderson, financial secretary; 
and Bill Buckler, president. 

The following members also received 25-year 
pins but were unable to attend the meeting: 
Charles Bolen, Hugh Bourkland, James Bowman, 
A! Bean, Robert Carlson, Harold Flint, Ed 
Helston, Jasper Jorlando, Oscar Johnson, 
George Kalstrom, Ed Kanneberg, Al Krahenbuhl, 
J. R. McWilliams, Ronald Peterson, Donald 
Rousch, William Stewelow, and James Wells. 


Local 252 recently honored its longtime 
members at a recognition banquet and dance 
held at the Columbus Club. Guests included: 
Ron Stadler, International representative; Dick 
Ullmer, Fox River Valley District Council presi- 
dent; Jerry Van Sistine, state senator; Don 
Schmechel, apprenticeship coordinator; Jerry 
Jahnke, district council business manager; and 
Ron Kopp, district council business manager. 
Steve Labus was master of ceremonies. 

The following members, from left to right, 
received awards: Milton Radig, 54-years; Ben 
Zuehike, 65-years; and Otto Achtman, 75-years. 
Ron Kopp, far right, congratulates Achtman, 
the first Local 252 member ever to receive a 
75-year pin. 

The following members also received awards 
but were not present for the photograph: 
25-year members Art Brandt, Ray Drexler, 
Stefan Engelmann, Donald Esler, Lester Hasse, 
Ron Kopp, Art Kuhnz, Ralph Marhefke, Ted Ohm, 
Robert Paulsen, Siegfried Schatz, Howard 
Wruck, Harold Carpenter, G. J. Diener, Nathan 
Gorr, Wilbert Hassler, Bernard Milock, Harold 
Schmiedel. 57-year member Robert Janke; and 
60-year member Harvey Luebke. 

Mountain View, Calif. 


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Rockford, III. 


On Sunday, July 13, 1980, Local 347 held its 
annual picnic and presented service pins to 
members with 25 to 55 years of membership 
in the Brotherhood. 

Members who received awards are shown in 
the accompanying photograph, from left to 
right: Rueben Gilbert, 25-years; Walter Craig, 
25-years; Mural Lockwood, 30-years; Clyde 
Stearns, 35-years; and Robert Endsley, 

The following members also received pins 
but were unable to attend the picnic: 25-year 
members Robert E. Osborn, Harold Stites, and 
Jesse Watkins; 30-year members Earl Daniels, 
George Whitley, and Walter Cook; 35-year 
members Alexander Carlier, Marcel Henry, and 
Charles Peifer; 40-year members Calvin Horath, 
Jr., and Adrian Swinford; 45-year member 
William Level; and 55-year member Martin 



John Jacobson, 89, 
of Local 504 has 
completed 65 years 
of continuous service 
with the United 
Brotherhood. His 
local union recently 
honored him on his 
89th birthday. 

Oshkosh, Wis. 

JANUARY, 1981 



On April 19, 1980, Local 1632 held a pin 
presentation ceremony and awarded pins to 
ttie following members: 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: David DeWalt, C. T. Lipham, 
Virgil Waken, Jack Urquart, Ted Lucas, Russell 
Dendall, Robert C. Anderson, and Ernest C. 

Back row, from left: Jay B. Melton, Robert 
Presley, Art Olson, A. J. Tornquist, and P. 0. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: A. V. Vickers, Buster Schilling, 
Tom McDaniel, Tony Gularte, M. C. Carr, Felix 
Valles, and Ted Heaney. 

Second row, from left: Gordon Ward, 
Richard Carpenter, Don McNamara, Dean 
Zimmerman, 0. W. Jones, Mike Morris, Joe 
Peterson, Elmer Meier, and Lester Cooper. 

Back row, from left: Ralph B. Johnson, Lloyd 
Quails, Adam Heinbaugh, J. R. Bowlby, Ted 
Jones, Clifford Smith, Lloyd Galbraith, Herb 
Betz, Eugene Jones, and Harold Lowe. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Ralph Kuhler, T. J. Truelove, 
John Tanhauser, and James A. Wiggins. 

Second row, from left: Claude Waller, 
Harley Carothers, Harold Flood, Al Baffcrd, 
Glen Hensley, E. C. Scarbrough, Jim Gilliland, 
and Herman Waldron. 

Back row, from left: Clifford Potter, Eugene 
Clark, Larry Flood, C. B. Johnson, Lloyd Fauver, 
Clifford E. White, Joe Laferty, H. 0. Poage, 
Jack McVay, and J. E. Pritchard. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40 and 45-year 
members, front row, from left: John Presley 
and Thurman McDaniel. 

Back row, from left: Walter McOsker, Ralph 
Quincy, Henry Osterlund, and Charles H. 


The Brotherhood salutes 83-year-old Giovanni 
DiBlasi who recently received a service pin for 
40 dedicated years of membership to Local 
488. President and Business Representative 
Sam Palminteri, right in the accompanying 
photograph, presented the pin to DiBlasi, left, 
who was a cardiac patient at the time the 
photograph was taken. 


The Brotherhood pays tribute to Benjamin 
Seaver of Local 787 for 80 years of con- 
tinuous service to the labor movement. Seaver 
came to the United States from Russia, at the 
turn of the century, because of religious 
persecution. He served for many years as a 
shop steward and has always been a staunch 
union man. Local 787 President Norris Rudjord, 
left in the accompanying photograph, and 
Financial Secretary-Treasurer Stanley P. Solaas, 
right, recently visited Seaver, center, at the 
Peninsula Hospital Center. Seaver is confined 
to a wheel chair due to an accident which 
occurred six years ago, when he was struck by 
a motorcycle while walking to his volunteer 
job at a Senior Citizens Center. 

San Luis Obispo, 
Colif.— No. 1 

San Luis Obispo, Calif. — No. 2 

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San Luis Obispo, Calif. — No. 3 

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Bronx, N.Y. 

San Luis Obispo, Calif. — No. 4 


Local 41 recently awarded a 45-year pin to 
Joseph DiOrio, right in the accompanying 
photograph, for his many years of devoted 
service to the labor movement. Local President 
Buckless, left, presented the award to DiOrio. 

Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Woburn, Mass. 



Bangor, Me. 


On October 1, 1980, Local 621 had a 
reception at the Labor Temple in Brewer, Me., 
to honor members for 25 years of dedicated 
service to the labor movement. One member, 
John MacKenzie, received a pin for 35 
years of service. 

Shown in the accompanying picture, from 
left to right, are: Joseph LaPrade, Gilbert 
Dee, Wendell McKenney, Harold Crosby, Jr., 
Herman Gray, Roy Bragdon, George Cook, and 
Maurice Goodall. 

Back row, from left to right: Joseph Walker, 
Nathaniel Sam Kelley, Bert Page, Weston 
Hardy, Gerald Ouellette, John Nichols, John 

Merrithew, Edmond Dupont, Olyn Lord, Ronnie 
Stratton, William Whitcomb, and Business 
Agent Ken Wormell. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the photograph were: Duane 
Aldrich, Raymond Carey, George Dubay, Abel 
Dumais, Donald Edgecomb, Archie Elliot, 
William Hanson, Frank Harris, Victor Hathaway, 
Harold Kneeland, Andrew Larson, Wilfred 
Lavoie, Rene Lebel, Noel Levesque, Leo 
Madore, Nelson Martin, Herbert Melquist, 
David Morin, Orie Oliver, Eddie Ouellette, Earl 
Peterson, Leo Pinnette, John Ramsey, Joseph 
Richards, Robert Rogers, Eddie Roy, Reuben 
Saunders, Irving Sawyer, Earle Smith, Dale 
West, and Gilbert Dee. 

Waukegan, III. 


On October 20, 1980, Local 448 held its 
annual 25-year pin presentation party and 
honored the following members, pictured in the 
accompanying photograph from left to right: 

Louis Thompson, Harold Thompson, Hal 
Satterfield, Clifford Olsen, Richard Hunt, Local 
President Edward Ellis, James Johnson, Robert 
Kerr, Thomas Lenihan, Wilburn Perkins, Gerald 

BufFalo, N.Y. 


At its October 14, 1980 meeting. Local 1377 
honored its 25-year members, and Buffalo 
District Council Business Representative Terry 
Bodewes presented service pins to the follow- 

ing members, pictured from left to right: 
Joseph Falsone, Joseph Daniels, Business 
Representative Terry Bodewes who presented 
the pins. Local President David Schmidt, 
Lawrence Simmons, Stuart Wiedrich, Harry 

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Henderson, Ky. — Picture No. 1 

Henderson, Ky. — Picture No. 2 

Henderson, Ky. — Picture No. 3 


On August 24, 1980, Local 601 held a special 
40th anniversary ceremony and banquet and 
honored its members with 20 or more years of 
service to the Brotherhood. Local President 
Calvin Beck, Jr., and Recording Secretary- 
Business Agent Dickie Johnson presented the 

Picture No. 1 shows officers and 20-year 
members, left to right: Calvin Beck, Jr., presi- 
dent; William Griggs and James Humphrey, 
20-years; and Dickie Johnson, recording 
secretary-business agent. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, left to right: John F. Daniels, and John 

Back row, left to right: Fern Denton, and 
Clarence Myers. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, front 
row, left to right: Nelseen (Doc) Hays, and 
John Clayton. 

Back row, left to right: Robert Priest, and 
William Grimes. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, left 
to right: Robert Adams, and Carl Story. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year member John A. 
Thompson, who, as a charter member of Local 
601, also received a gold hammer award. 

Members who were eligible for pins but were 
unable to attend the banquet include: Dorris 
O'nan, 20-years; A. G. Bishop, 25-years; 
William Vick, 29-years; Frank Rauch, 34-years; 
and Hubert Royster, 38-years. 

Henderson, Ky. — Picture No. 4 

Henderson, Ky. — Picture No. 5 

Hackensock, N.J. — Picture No. 2 


Hackensock, N.J. — Picture No. 1 


On September 27, 1980, Local 15 held a 
buffet in honor of its 25 and 50-year members. 
Forty-five of the 105 deserving members 
attended the ceremony. 

Picture No. 1, front row, from left: Henry 
Reilly, Henry Zawaski, Angelo Zondonella, Jr., 
Walter Wyszomirski, John Wiszowaty, Sr., 
Stanley Voto, Thomas Meehan, and Anthony 
DeSomma, standing, president and business 
agent of Local 15. 

Second row, from left: Thomas Visaggio, 
Gregory Velardi, Alfred Varady, George D. 
VanSaders, Stanley Serine, Thomas Scharr, 
Dominick Scaglione, and Thomas Saviello. 

Third row, from left: Joseph Popadick, Olav 
Osestad, Anthony Notaranglo, Jr., Anthony 
Notaranglo, Sr., Joseph Nigro, John Monro, and 
Joseph Melito. 

Fourth row, from left: Robert Lansville, 
Chester Cole, Richard Herrmann, Larry Buteria, 
John Hutcheson, Frank Boyle, Knut Lindefield, 
Eugene Berry, Alex Fafara, Walter Benbridge, 
Steve Brogan, Edward Donnelly, Richard Altierl, 
Joseph DeSiervo, and Fred Ahern. 

Picture No. 2, from left: 25-year member and 
Local 15 Secretary Richard W. Callaghan; 
50-year members Silvio Filippelli, Cornelius 
DeRitter, and Fred Swenson; and Local 15 
President Anthony DeSomma. 


in mEmoRinm 

The following list of 726 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $878,829.85 in death claims paid for the month. 

Local Union, City 

I, Chicago, III. — Richard "Harold" Beck, 

James P. Duffy, Walter F. Matys, Philip 

J. Neimes. 
3, Wheeling, W.V.— Mrs. William B. Cox, 

Michael J. Petrock. 
5, St. Louis, Mo. — Frank G. Ott. 

7, Minneapolis, Mn. — Harold H. Andersen, 

Just I. Arnevik, Alex Deppa, Jr., Jacob 

E. Jakobson, Raymond R. Johnson, Al- 
vin A. Magnan, George A. Mecl, Mrs. 
John V. O'Hanlon, Mrs. Ernest Olson, 
Mrs. Lee W. Persons, Mrs. Vincent H. 

8, Philadelphia, Pa. — John J. Hoffstetter, 

Mrs. Frank McWilliams, Mrs. Lawrence 

F. Moore, William L. Munz, Janis Viks. 

II, Cleveland, Oh.— Calvin L. Hart, Mrs. 
Martin E. Roth. 

12, Syracuse, N.Y Edward W. Shaugh- 

nessy, William F. Standtke. 

13, Chicago, III Roman J. Beshk, Dominic 


14, San Antonio, Tx. — Ervin A. Morgenroth. 

15, Hackensack, N.J. — Edward Kolano, Mrs. 

Anthony Manello, Mrs. Alfred Mar- 

18, Hamilton, Ont., Canada — John Nesback. 

19, Detroit, Mich. — Frank Allen, Elijah 

20, New York, N.Y Eugene Grasso. 

22, San Francisco, Ca. — Gordon W. Ander- 
son, Robert R. Benson, Jacob W. Isaac- 
son, Mrs. Anderson B. Varner, August 
J. Vetter. 

27, Toronto, Ont., Canada — G. Charles 
Dawe, Ferdinand Kaelble. 

30, New London, Ct Mrs. Emile Wagner, 


35, San Rafael, Ca H. A. Holdsworth 


36, Oakland, Ca. — John G. Dean, Hubert 
H. Davis, Wayne G. MacDonell. 

40, Boston, Ma — Stanley Cominsky. 

43, Hartford, Ct. — Robert Mason. 

44, Champaign, III Mrs. Woodrow W. 

Charles, Everett F. Wells. 

47, St. Louis, Mo. — Fred A. Dannenfelser, 
Mrs. George H. Fuchs, Michael L 

48, Fitchburg, Ma. — Mrs. Michael Arsenault, 

Mrs. Carl V. Johnson. 

50, Knoxville, Tn. — John E. Fagg. 

51, Boston, Ma. — Daniel B. Mullin. 

54, Chicago, III. — Emanuel Melichar, (Jo- 
seph) Jouzas Puidokas. 

55, Denver, Co. — Cecil J. Morgan, Gideon 

E. Taggart. 

56, Boston, Ma John P. Walsh, Sr. 

58, Chicago, III Mrs. George M. Bischof, 

Martin J. Forrestal, Bernhard W. Hintz. 

61, Kansas City, Mo. — Mrs. William R. 
Downing, Colbey C. Groom, Claude 
C. Kimbrell, Sr., Gilbert G. Vaught, Sr. 

62, Chicago, III. — Frank K. Hanson. 

63, Bloomington, III. — Mrs. Julian J. Petri. 

64, Louisville, Ky. — James R. Gregory. 

65, Perth Amboy, N.J. — Mrs. James Kozo, 
Oscar F. Rassofski. 

66, Olean, N.Y.— John W. Ahlstrom, Mrs. 
Arthur Crandall, Leslie T. Partridge. 

67, Boston, Ma. — Michael A. Fata. 
69, Canton, Oh.— Mrs. Calvin J. Perry. 

73, St. Louis, Mo. — Carl L. Meyer. 

74, Chattanooga, Tn. — Mrs. David E. Mot- 

ley, Charlie L. Tatum. 

Local Union, City 

78, Troy, N.Y.— Mrs. Leonard Trexler. 

80, Chicago, III.— Carl W. Johansson, Mrs. 

Alfred Schutzkus. 

81, Erie, Pa — Joseph J. Greesley, Gerald H. 

Harris, Albert L. Rodack. 
83, Halifax, N.S., Canada— Raymond E. 

85, Rochester, N.Y.— William J. Koelmel, 

Eugen Neszlenyi. 
87, St. Paul, Mn Anker N. Bredahl, 

Leonard P. Klein, Herman L. Oswald, 

Bernard A. Tillman, Baudilo B. Toledo. 
89, Mobile, Al.— Mrs. Willie R. Kelley, 

Robert A. Napp. 

93, Ottawa, Ont., Canada— Mrs. William 
Baldwin, Mrs. Mark McKenny. 

94, Providence, R.I — Wilfred J. Poliquin. 

95, Detroit, Mi. — Lawrence Hammel, Alfred 

W. Mangsen. 

98, Spokane, Wa.— Erick O. Erickson, Elmo 

L. Johnson, Russell F. Lee, Alvar Nord, 
Mrs. Loren M. Roberts. 

99, Bridgeport, Ct Thomas A. Doyle. 

100, Muskegon, Mi. — Frank J. Eder. 

101, Baltimore, Md.— Robert E. Bialek, Mrs. 
Robert M. Jennings, Raymond L. Ma- 
honey, Mrs. Dane E. Rytel. 

102, Oakland, Ca. — Bernard T. Powers, Mrs. 
Allen R. Warner. 

104, Dayton, Oh. — James MacDonald, E. Lee 

105, Cleveland, Oh.— Emery B. Busch, Sr., 
William B. Campbell, Charles F. 

106, Des Moines, la. — Benjamin S. Durham. 

107, Worcester, Ma Henry S. Donovan, 

Sverre B. Lindvig, Mrs. Charles R. 

109, Sheffield, Al John.W. Crunk, Bobby 

Ray Hamilton. 
112, Butte, Mt.— Mrs. Rudolph Stehlik, Lee 

B. Syphert. 

116, Bay City, Mi.— Mrs. Ira S. Mosher. 

117, Albany, N.Y.— Gilbert A. Stone. 
120, Utica, N.Y — Stanley A. Janus. 

131, Seattle, Wa Fred M. Burr, Adolf 

133, Terre Haute, In Max O. Hartman, 

Clarence E. Jennings, Clifford M. 


150, Plymouth, Pa John G. Pavlick. 

161, Kenosha, Wi Jens P. Jensen. 

163, Peekskill, N.Y. — Bernard Jacobsen, Sr. 

165, Pittsburgh, Pa. — Joseph W. Hoover, 
Mrs. Ross Orgera. 

166, Rock Island, III.— Mrs. Ralph Krabben- 

168, Kansas City, Ks Roy C. Brown, John 

T. Kincade, Elmer S. Moore. 

169, E. St. Louis, III Mrs. Carl Cron. 

171, Youngstown, Oh.— Charles N. Flick, 

Mrs. Achille Musmanno, Clarence A. 

174, Joliet, III Mrs. Peter Anselmo, Richard 

G. Block. 
176, Newport, R.I. — Manuel Amaral. 

181, Chicago, III Ernest W. Leaf. 

182, Cleveland, Oh.— Harold E. Krise, Sr., 
Mrs. John Schmoll. 

185, St. Louis, Mo Mrs. Bennie W. Dun- 
can, Otto J. Rossell. 

186, Steubenville, Oh.— Azel W. Norris. 
188, Yonkers, N.Y. — Emidio J. Falasco. 

Local Union, City 

189, Quincy, 111 Mrs. Leo H. Liesen. 

191, York, Pa. — Horace L. Tyson. 
198, Dallas, Tx.— Daniel F. Davis, Sr., 
Richard W. George. 

200, Columbus, Oh John R. Blosser, 

Hobart C. Hadley, Charles E. Teschler. 

201, Wichita, Ks.— William H. Mixon, Mrs. 
Bob B. Mullins. 

203, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — Albert Johnson. 

204, Merrill, Wi. — Mrs. Edward Bronsteatter. 

210, Stamford, Ct.— Mrs. Samuel Ferry, 
Nicholas Levenson, Stephen L. Wood. 

211, Pittsburgh, Pa Mrs. Fred H. Block, 

Fred Hilf, Walter L. Smith. 

213, Houston, Tx. — Mrs. Henry P. Bonham, 
James H. Burkhalter, Mrs. Wallace 
Fleming, W. T. Holt, Johnnie D. Presley, 
Albert St. Andria, Paul C. Sparks, Mel- 
vin E. Walker, John J. Wells. 

215, Lafayette, In — Mrs. Royce O. White- 

225, Atlanta, Ga Boykin H. Bulloch, Jr. 

226, Portland, Or Ave G. Bender, Edward 

H. Beyer, John A. Kiefel. 

230, Pittsburgh, Pa Mrs. Joseph W. 

235, Riverside, Ca. — Harry J. Bertrand. 
242, Chicago, III. — Mrs. George Borchert. 
246, New York, N.Y Mrs. Armando De- 

Santis, Sam Greenberg, Max Saeta. 

254, Cleveland, Oh.— Adolph L. Klemen. 

255, Bloomingburg, N.Y. — Menzo H. Gor- 

257, New York, N.Y.— Mrs. Ernest W. 

262, San Jose, Ca. — Victor A. Abrusci, Mrs. 

Duane Salvino. 

264, Milwaukee, Wi Edward J. Groblesky. 

266, Stockton, Ca Clunnis Z. Fuller. 

268, Sharon, Pa William D. Buchanan. 

272, Chicago Hts., III. — Joseph Soelker, 

Edgar N. Drew. 
278, Watertown, N.Y. — Jean A. Terrillion. 

280, Niagara & Genesee, N.Y Mrs. Peter 

P. D'Ambrosio, Theodore F. Hoak. 

281, Binghamton, N.Y — John Kozak. 

284, New York, N.Y John J. Gugel, 

Charles Gustavson, Charles Jacobsen. 
292, Linton, In.— Walter Mickle. 

297, Kalamazoo, Mi Peter Everts, Frank- 
lin T. Henderson. 

298, New York, N.Y Joseph DePiola, Mrs. 

Joseph Santoro. 

299, Fairview, N.J — William H. Dunne, Sr. 

302, Huntington, W.V Frank Wilson. 

304, Denison-Sherman, Tx. — Knox Sprowl. 
308, Cedar Rapids, la. — Delmer R. Mass- 

311, Joplin, Mo. — Mrs. John T. Carman, 

Roy L. Kirk, Ralph E. White. 
314, Madison, Wi Edward J. Wallace. 

316, San Jose, Ca Michel N. Beck, Joseph 

B. Scardina, Sr. 

317, Aberdeen, Wa Douglas Flodstrom. 

319, Roanoke, Va William G. Wilson. 

321, Connellsville, Pa Reid J. Spaugy. 

325, Paterson, N.J Vernon J. Mott, Alex- 
ander Murray. 

329, Oklahoma City, Ok Neil W. Daws, 

Jesse F. Faught. 
331, Norfolk, Va.— Mrs. Henry L. Woolard. 
333, New Kinsington, Pa Mrs. Perry W. 

337, Detroit, Mi.— Edward J. Kirt. 

JANUARY, 1981 


Local Union, City 

338, Seattle, Wa. — Mrs. John A. Bumgarner, 
Elmer E. Olson. 

341, Chicago, III. — Edward V. Novinski. 

342, Pawtucket, R.I.— Mrs. Edgar Cote. 

343, Winnipeg, Man., Canada — Walter Rak- 
oczy. Samuel Smitiuch. 

347, Mattoon, III Ray Lamb. 

359, Philadelphia, Pa. — Franz Andres. 

365, Marion, In Mr. & Mrs. Arlie W. 


366, New York, N.Y.— Vilho Mikkola, Sam 

368, Allentown, Pa. — Louis A. Balson. 

374, Buffalo, N.Y.— Leo H. Webber. 

377, Alton, III.— Ernest F. Drainer, Harold 

E. Miller. 
379, Texarkana, Tx.— Mrs. Harold L. Eakin. 
385, New York, N.Y Rudolph Christian, 

Giuseppe DeGaelano, William E. Love. 

387, Columbus, Ms.— William F. Wright. 

388, Richmond, Va. — James D. Nimmo, HI. 
393, Camden, N.J. — Walter Rowan. 

399, Phillipsburg, N.J.— Stephen J. Lendvai. 
401, Pittston, Pa.— Frederick J. Hreha. 

403, Alexandria, La. — Dennis Daigrepont. 

404, Lake Co. & Vie, Oh.— Louis Break, 
Leroy B. Graham. 

410, Fort Madison, la. — William A. Larkins, 
Beryl V. McDowell. 

411, San Angelo, Tx.— Henry L. Burk. 
413, South Bend. III.— Earl W. Menzie. 
417, St. Louis, Mo. — Culver H. Knickmeyer. 
419, Chicago, III.— Matt R. Bauman. 

424, Hingham, Ma. — Thomas E. Nicholson. 
428, Fairmount, W.V.— Lornie P. Williams. 

434, Chicago, III Helge L. Aune, Edward 

W. Hedstrom. 

452, Vancouver, B.C., Canada — George L. 
Beaton, Arthur E. Hesch. 

453, Auburn, N.Y. — Francis L. Hotelling. 

461, Highwood, III Davey A. Moors. 

465, Ardmore, Pa. — Ethelbert L. Kirk. 
470, Tacoma, Wa. — Mrs. Frendy D. Med- 

480, Freeburg, III. — George R. Happel. 
488, New York, N.Y. — David Goodman. 
490, Passaic, NJ. — Jacob Faber. 

492, Reading, Pa.— Paul R. Geiger. 

493, Ml. Vernon, N.Y.— Henry D. Alles. 
496, Kankakee, III. — James L. Patterson. 

499, Leavenworth, Ks Charles H. Abel. 

503, Lancaster & Depew, N.Y Stanley F. 

507, Nashville, Tn. — Lindon T. Cooksey, 
Herman J. Smith. 

514, Wilkes Barre, Pa John K. Feist, Jr., 

Mrs. J. Harvey Scouton, Joseph R. Van- 

515, Colorado Springs, Co John L. Catlin, 

528, Washington, D.C Paul W. Rippeon. 

532, Elmira, N.Y — Stanley M. Bedient, Os- 
car Pyhtila. 

535, Norwood, Ma. — Stephen M. Saja. 

541, Washington, Pa. — Ralph H. Powelson. 

542, Salem, NJ.— Harry P. Chambers. 

543, Mamaroneck, N.Y. — Thomas Tedeschi. 

562, Everett, Wa.— Mrs. Helmut E. Wilson. 

563, Clendale, Ca. — Richard J. Johannsen, 
599, Hammond, In. — Enoch B. Smith. 

608, New York, N.Y Harry H. Peterson. 

610, Port Arthur, Tx.— Mrs. Anton Cosh- 

618, Sikeston, Mo.— Billie J. Bennett, G. W. 

620, Madison, N.J. — Edward G. Meininger, 

Joseph J. Takacs. 

622, Waco, Tx. — John W. Thompson. 

623, Atlantic Co., ,N.J — Daniel Rossetti. 

626, Wilmington, De. — Raymond M. Cooke. 

627, Jacksonville, Fla. — John F. Mathis. 
635, Boise, Idaho — Neal E. Nicholson. 
642, Richmond, Ca. — Nephi Jackson, Wil- 
liam W. Williams. 

Local Union, Cily 

653, Chickasha, Ok.— George M. Belden, 

James L. Eakes. 

665, Amarillo, Tx Robert E. Gatten. 

668, Palo Alto, Ca Pete A. Hendrickson, 

Ervin B. Schultz. 
671, Lebanon, Pa. — James P. Loser. 
701, Fresno, Ca. — Almous G. Kelley. 
703, Lockland, Oh. — Jack L. Johns. 
707, DuQuoin, III Joseph E. Kellerman. 

709, Shenandoah, Pa Guy E. Seltzer. 

710, Long Beach, Ca Frank Rock. 

721, Los Angeles, Ca. — Hyman Ackerman, 
Henry C. Lloyd, Mrs. Clinton L. Meche, 
Celistino Orozco, John P. Sebek. 

727, Hialeah, Fl.— Jack L. Halback. 

732, Rochester, N.Y.— Walter A. Blakley, 
Maryan Szalkowski. 

739, Cincinnati, Oh. — Ernst A. Schurter. 

740, New York, N.Y.— John C. Macaulay, 

742, Decatur, III.— Wilber L. Bence. 

745, Honolulu, Hi Yoshito Fukuda, Mrs. 

Teruo Muraki, James J. Murata, 
Yoshimi Nakatsu, Shigemi Yamasaki. 

751, Santa Rosa, Ca Constantine Rassikin. 

753, Beaumont, Tx Loyce E. Miles. 

756, Bellingham, Wa — Mrs. Albert M. 

770, Yakima, Wa Maurice L. Mayberry. 

772, Clinton, la. — Mrs. Edward A. Andring. 

780, Astoria, Or Jalmar H. Salvon. 

785, Cambridge, Ont., Canada — George W. 

790, Dixon, III.— Richard L. Hensler. 

792, Rockford, III.— Melvin L. Bates, Wil- 
liam Crane. Fritz Hultgren. 

819, W. Palm Beach, Fl.— Mrs. David W. 

821, Springfield, N.J.— John Sica. 

839, Des Plaines, III. — Harry D. Larsen, 
Frank J. Schalkowski. 

844, Reseda, Ca.— James E. Britt. 

870, Spokane, Wa. — Alyce G. Hingston. 

892, Youngstown, Oh. — Mrs. Walter Kuy- 

893, Grand Haven, Mi.— Mrs. Royal R. 

899, Parkersburg, W.V Donald T. Hamil- 

900, Altoona, Pa.— Herbert S. Saylor. 

902, Brooklyn, N.Y John E. Dahl, James 

V. Diorio. 
911, Kalispell, Mt Merlyn A. Horswill. 

929, Los Angeles, Ca Mrs. Geoffrey Mc- 


930, St. Cloud, Mn.— Mrs. David Staneart. 

943, Tulsa, Ok Robert A. Smith, Charles 

Fredrick Sanders. 

944, San Bernardino, Ca. — Howard B. 
Hewitt, Eric L Sippola. 

945, Jefferson City, Mo Oscar L. Kiso. 

948, Sioux Cily, la. — Thomas A. Glackin. 

953, Lake Charles, La Mrs. Thonis 


954, Mt. Vernon, Wa.— Ole C. Hansen. 

971, Reno, Nv. — Mrs. Forrest E. Hoss, Mrs. 

George Meier. 
973, Texas City, Tx. — Benjamin T. Cosby. 
977, Wichita Falls, Tx.— Mrs. Vernon L. 

982, Detroit, Mi. — Mrs. Donald Beninger, 

Az Root, Paul L. Schulte. 
993, Miami, Fl.— Julian V. Clements, Jr., 

James H. Kilroe, Max S. Morris, Mrs. 

Milford L. Olson, John R. Railsback. 
996, Penn Yan, N.Y.— Leonard L. Lerch. 
998, Royal Oak, Mi — Mrs. Irving Gray, Sr., 

William G. Miller, Leo Sokolowski, 
1005, Merrillville, In. — John M. Johnson, 

Joseph J. Kurtos. 

Local Union, Cily 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ. — John F. Cough- 
lin, Albion Trygar, Mrs. Stanley Zalew- 

1016, Muncie, In. — Burton E. Brooks, Morris 
C. Minor, Clinton L. Pease, Edwin E. 

1017, Redmond, Or.— Milton C. Seitz. 
1024, Cumberland, Md. — Benjamin A. Mc- 

1026, Hallandale, Fl Worthey H. Newell. 

1052, Los Angeles, Ca Wayne E. Lobdell, 

Chesley W. Sowell, Mrs. Eliseo Alex 

1053, Milwaukee, Wi Jacob E. Hahn. 

August L. Reichart. 

1054, Everett, Wa Harry L. Woodward. 

1055, Lincoln, Ne Arnold O. Boettcher, 

William E. Estes, John H. Schultz. 

1067, Port Huron, Mi Gary E. Chlebnik. 

1074, Eau Claire, Wi William Kuster, 

Robert G. Schuster, Richard C. Wienke. 
1084, Anglelon, Tx. — Grover M. Hawkins. 
1089, Phoenix, Az — Charles W. Booth, 

Biagio Lombardo. 
1092, Seneca, III — Frederick H. Wilkening. 
1098, Baton Rouge, La.— Mrs. Harold B. 

Alford, Albert E. Lindbeck, Russell E. 

1102, Detroit, Mi. — Herman Hamburg, Leslie 

J. Jolliff, Mike Krochmalny. 
1105, Woodlawn, Al.— Mrs. Joseph T. Evans. 
1108, Cleveland, Oh.— Joseph G. Kavc. 
1114, S. Milwaukee, Wi Ernst E. Berlin, 


1120, Portland, Or — Mrs. August D. Rinella, 
Harvey E. Townsend. 

1121, Boston, Ma — Frank L. Pierce. 

1125, Los Angeles, Ca Herman C. Lim- 

1134, Mt. Kisco, N.Y — Fred C. Bennett. 
1143, La Crosse, Wi.— Leonard S. Clark, 

John J. Manning. 
1147, Roseville, Ca.— George A. Back, Mr. 

& Mrs. John Bilkei, Lester B. Harriman. 
1164, New York, N.Y.— George Moletz. 
1184, Seattle, Wa.— Alexander Balfour. 
1205, Indio, Ca.— John W. Davis. 

1207, Charleston, W.V.— William R. Givens. 
Frank A. Jarrell, Ellis G. Smith. 

1208, Milwaukee, WI. — Mrs. Arthur G. 

1216, Mesa, Az — Lloyd F. Chapin, Edward 
A. Groll. 

1217, Greencastle, In Mrs. David Jent. 

1222, Medford, N.Y Adam J. Bijou, Albert 

L. Fittipaldi. 
1233, Hattiesburg, Ms. — Milton Lee Smith, 


1235, Modesto, Ca William C. Russell. 

1248, Geneva, III. — Mrs. Paul M. Peterson. 
1258, Pocatello, Id. — Edgar Lamar Palmer. 
1260, Iowa City, la.— Mrs. John J. Adamek, 


1277, Bend, Or. — James L. Crom. 

1278, Gainesville, Fl. — George W. Ahrens, 

1280, Mountain View, Ca.— Paul L. Borg, 
Joseph F. Yardis. 

1300, San Diego, Ca. — Melvin N. Tims. 

1301, Monroe, Mi. — William L. Brooks. 
1308, Lake Worth, Fl.— Roger W. Eldridge. 
1311, Dayton, Oh.— John H. Leary. 

1325, Edmonton, Alta, Canada — Melvin P. 
Benson, Walter Dasko, Thomas A. 

1329, Independence, Mo. — William S. Ire- 
land, Keith H. Kelley. 

1339, Morgantown, W.V.— Orville C. Brown. 

1341, Owensboro, Ky. — Robert Franklin 

1342, Irvington, N.J Mrs. Giovambattista 

Bellomo, Angelo Buccino, Mrs. Norman 



Local Union, City 

1353, Santa Fe, N.M. — Abelino A. Alire. 
1359, Toledo, Oh.— Carl Bowers. 
1361, Chester, 111.— Fred E. Neihouse. 
1363, Oshkosh, Wl.— Mrs. Phillip Lauten- 

1369, Morgantown, W.V. — Dorsey L. Har- 


1372, Easthanipton, Ma. — Henry W. Chic- 

1373, Flint, Mi.— John W. Chilson. 

1386, St. John, N.B., Canada — John Graham. 
1388, Oregon City, Or. — Lawrence Konkle. 

1393, Toledo, Oh.— Martin A. Stewart. 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl Mrs. Clarence J. 

T. Allen, Mrs. Donald E. Feagan, Allen 
H. Rust. 

1397, N. Hempstead, N.Y.— David E. 

1399, Okmulgee, Ok.— John B. Harshaw. 

1400, Santa Monica, Ca. — Levi F. Atwood, 
Robert H. Clark. Mrs. Samuel D. Hur- 
ley, Richard M. Pederson. 

1407, San Pedro, Ca. — Panfilo Franco. 
1410, Kingston, Ont., Canada — Werner Hel- 

1416, New Bedford, Ma. — Armand A. 

Bouchard, Damase E. Bouchard. 
1418, Lodi, Ca. — Alvin Schneider. 
1428, Midland, Tx.— William H. Bray. 
1449, Lansing, Mi Mrs. William Tyler. 

1452, Detroit, Mi.— Emil W. Daldine, Clar- 
ence J. Minor. 

1453, Huntington Beach, Ca. — Fred Roberts, 
Leonard Carl Sorenson. 

1454, Cincinnati, Oh Warren D. Walcott. 

1456, New York, N.Y.— William Moore. 
1462, Bristol, Pa.— Thomas J. Keefe, Sr. 
1471, Jackson, Ms. — Joe C. Gober. 

1478, Redondo Beach, Ca.— Fred W. Bagby, 
Elbert L. Fite, Mrs. William D. Savage, 
Clarence V. Scott, Mrs. Benjamin C. 

1485, LaPorte, In. — Edward Kissman, Bert 

1486, Auburn, Ca Louis P. Panilik. 

1487, Burlington, Vt. — Mrs. Earl Bonnette, 
Mrs. Royal F. Perry. 

1490, San Diego, Ca.— William R. Adams. 

1497, Los Angeles, Ca. — Clifford F. Ferneau. 

1507, El Monte, Ca.— Mrs. Joseph H. Daven- 
port, John R. Sands. 

1512, Blountville, Tn.— Herman H. Hilbert. 

1529, Kansas City, Ks. — Pete Whitman. 

1536, New York, N.Y.— Philip Giaquinta. 

1541, Vancouver, B.C., Canada — Mrs. Neil 

1554, Miami, Ft. — Roy T. Branch. 

1571, San Diego, Ca. — Oluf Lindeboe. 

1583, Englewood, Co. — William D. Zimmer- 

1585, Lawton, Ok Mrs. Soloman O. 


1590, Washington, D.C.— Hilmer E. Carlson, 
Andrew J. Dolan, William W. Owens, 
J. Vernon Peyton. 

1596, St. Louis, Mo. — Anton Butz. 

1607, Los Angeles, Ca. — Clin R. Barringer. 

1609, Hibbing, Mn.— Alvin I. Home. 

1618, Sacramento, Ca. — John E. McGee. 

1622, Hayward, Ca. — James Bell. 

1634, Big Spring, Tx. — Roy C. Hoggard. 

1641, Naples, Fl.— Glenn A. Shipe. 

1644, Minneapolis, Mn. — Mrs. Cardinal C. 
Bacon, Clarence E. Bergvall, John 
Gustner Nelson. 

1664, Bloomington, In. — Rodney A. Ed- 

1665, Alexandria, Va. — Ray M. Clark, John 
L. Seabright. 

1667, Biloxi, Ms. — Marion R. Walker. 

1669, Ft. Williams, Out., Can Joseph H. 


Local Union, City 

1685, Pineda, Fl Eugene W. Martin. 

1688, Manchester, N.H — Mrs. Merridon F. 

1693, Chicago, 111.— Ralph R. Sipes. 

1699, Pasco, Wa.— Constant T. Billdt. 

1725, Daytona Beach, Fl Victor K. Cratty, 

Herald L. Odum. 

1733, Marshfield, Wi.— Rueben Denk, 
Donald L. Morrow, Mrs. William Muel- 

1746, Portland, Or.— Wesley M. Burger. 

1750, Cleveland, Oh.— Matthew C. Hancu- 

1752, Pomona, Ca. — Norwood E. Bottelson, 
Mrs. John G. Guillen, James J. Hickey, 
Erman A. McCrary, William J. Mc- 
Cullough, Charles J. Scaggs, Thomas 
Benton Stone. 

1764, Marion, Va. — William F. Troxell. 

1772, Hicksville, N.Y.— Bronislaus Plass. 

1779, Calgary, Alta, Canada — H. Bruce 
Forry, Anton W. Franson, Ernest G. 

1780, Las Vegas, Nev.— Warren G. (Jack) 
Bullington, Mrs. Fred Gribble, Melvin 
H. Miller. 

1784, Chicago, 111 William Mankel, Mrs. 

William H. Markus. 
1797, Renton, Wa. — Mrs. Melvin A. Braa. 
1815, Santa Ana, Ca.— Charles E. Geesman. 

1822, Fort Worth, Tx.— Thomas A. Dunn. 

1823, Phila., Pa.— Bernard E. Schmick. 

1826, Wausau, Wi.— Mrs. Leo Mau. 

1827, Las Vegas, Nv. — Bernard O. Freeman. 

1836, Russellville, Ark. — Robert T. Haag. 

1846, New Orleans, La. — Stanley W. Ben- 
nett, Jr., Jerry A. Gairens, Calvin W. 
Hughes, Kenneth P. Morgan. 

1849, Pasco, Wa. — Mrs. Francis VanDoren. 

1856, Phila., Pa.— Joseph J. Goehrig. 

1861, Milpitas, Ca.— George A. Beckett. 

1865, Minneapolis, Mn — Ray L. Chelmo. 

1871, Clcve., Oh.— T. Donald Cleary, An- 
drew Herman, Mrs. Atha Herman Irick. 

1882, Campbell River, B.C., Canada— Pentti 

1884, Lubbock, Tx.— Claude S. Weir, Jr. 

1889, Downers Grove, 111. — Daniel Sokol. 

1893, Fredericton, N.B., Canada — C. Stanton 

1913, San Fernando, Ca.— Ross Bull, Ed- 
ward J. Campeau, James L. Hardin, 
Mrs. Frank Kershaw, Oscar Lindquist. 

1921, Hempstead, N.Y. — Rudolph Compano, 
Robert Nilsen, George J. Tomalavage. 

1928, Vancouver, B.C., Canada— William J. 
Halliday, Herman J. Hoch. 

1930, Santa Susana, Ca. — Eugene M. Ray. 

1964, Vicksburg, Ms. — Mrs. Mack Gray, 
Mrs. Lafayette M. Jones, Jr. 

1978, Buffalo, N.Y. — George H. Richardson. 

1982, Seattle, Wa.— DeWayne M. Wood. 

1987, St. Charles, Mo.— Ralph O. Brooks, 
Clarence S. Sachs. 

1996, Libertyville, 111.— Harold A. Patten. 
Robert A. Willemarck. 

2012, Seaford, De.— Mrs. David B. Layton. 

2015, Santa Paula, Ca. — Ivan T. Impecoven. 

2018, Ocean County, N.J — Rudolph F. 

2020, San Diego, Ca.— John M. Hollings- 

2024, Miami, Fl — Franklin B. Mitchell. 

2029, Lehighton, Pa. — George F. Dreisbach. 

2035, Kings Beach, Ca. — Stein G. Nielsen. 

2042, Oxnard, Ca. — Lawrence H. Boers. 

2045, Helena, Ark. — Raiford Hughey. 

2046, Martinez, Ca. — Mrs. Larry C. Cozad, 
Mrs. Dimas E. Perry. Mrs. William M. 
Ryken, Mrs. Garold L. Sadey. 

2067, Medford, Or. — Norman R. Brannan. 

Local Union, City 

2073, Milwaukee, Wi. — Joseph J. Schitzman. 

2077, Columbus, Oh.— J. Harold Ritter. 

2078, Vista, Ca.— Calvin W. Cook, Mrs. Jack 
E. Hennessee, Mrs. Dave L. Kontny, 
James H. White. 

2083, Red Wing, Mn.— Burnell B. Hanson. 

2087, Crystal Lake, III Stanley E. Koplin. 

2117, Flushing, N.Y John A. Duro, Mrs. 

Clifford Ferguson. 
2119, St. Louis, Mo.— John R. Toenjes. 
2130, Hillsboro, Or.— Mrs. Philip Kaiser. 
2163, New York, N.Y — Mrs. Michael 

Beacon, Mrs. Frank Donaghey, Charles 

A. Myles, William Wilkes. 
2170, Sacramento, Ca. — Mrs. George A. 

2203, Anaheim, Ca.— Malcolm L. Bizzle, 

Mrs. Maurice R. Brechtel, J. Frank 

2205, Wenatchee, Wa.— Mrs. Floyd Krut- 

2209, Louisville, Ky.— Joseph W. VanMetre. 
2217, Lakeland, Fl.— Walter G. Oswald. 
2235, Pittsburgh, Pa. — Thomas F. Joyce, 

John Shack, Jr., Howard E. Swords. 
2241, Brooklyn, N.Y. — Mrs. Arthur Salvesen. 
2250, Red Bank, N.J.— Wesley H. Williams. 
2274, Pittsburgh, Pa.— Mrs. Robert C. Clark, 

Curtis L. Spoor. 

2287, New York, N.Y Victor Robles. 

2288, Los Angeles, Ca.— Ernest G. Terrell. 
2308, Fullerton, Ca. — Mrs. Eugene L. Faux. 
2311, Washington, D.C — Harry L. Scanlon. 
2329, Lock Haven, Pa. — Floyd E. Long. 
2375, Los Angeles, Ca.— Billy G. Swart. 
2396, Seattle, Wa.— Bert J. Deuer, Glen T. 

Sparks, Mrs. Anfin Svardal. 

2400, Woodland, Me.— Ralph L. Dudley. 

2404, Vancouver, B.C., Canada— Stuart H. 

2413, Glenwood Springs, Co. — Harley L. 

2436, New Orleans, La. — Mrs. Earl R. Fore- 
man, John M. Parrish, Jr. 

2456, Washington, D.C— William B. Bow- 

2463, Ventura, Ca.— Robert D. Sims. 

2477, Santa Maria, Ca. — Joseph C. Lowman. 

2484, Orange, Tx.— Clyde H. Cooper, 
Charles W. Peet. 

2498, Longview, Wa. — Garry J. Sawyer. 

2519, Seattle, Wa.— Mrs. Neil H. Bergstrom, 
Andrew H. Johnson. 

2559, San Francisco, Ca. — Joseph T. Natole. 

2564, Grand Falls, Nfld., Canada— Justin 
Newman. Roy G. Thomas. 

2608, Redding, Ca Leroy A. Clay. 

2633, Tacoma, Wa.— Oscar G. Feed. 

2659, Everett, Wa. — Sexton A. Ekman. 

2669, West Islip, N.Y.— Frank Knakal. 

2679, Toronto, Ont., Canada — John Babiak. 

2739, Yakima, Wa.— Carl G. Childs. 

2750, Springfield, Or.— Donald E. Riley. 

2769, Wheeler, Or.— Ernest A. Wood. 

2784, Coquille, Or.— Gary R. Pearce. 

2875, Charlotte, N.C Clarence Morgan. 

2881, Portland, Or.— Konrad Manda. 

2902, Burns, Or.— Frank W. Gibson. 

2910, Baker, Or. — Edwin L. Hug. 

2931, Eureka, Ca Melvin C. Gihlstrom. 

2942, Albany, Or Leslie H. Wilson. 

2949, Roseburg, Ore. — Laurence V. Fred- 
lund, Jr., Mrs. Farrel Hamilton, Mrs. 
Edward Hounshell, Charles W. Walker. 

2982, Staunton, Va.— Lenva C. Wright. 

3038, Bonner, Mt. — Elmer K. Cahoon. 

3064, Toledo, Or.— Elmer C. Schlenker. 

3233, Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada — Edward 
J. Brett. 

9042, Los Angeles, Ca. — Alfred J. Wickham. 

9074, Chicago, III. — Irvin R. Malewicki. 

JANUARY, 1981 


City of Hope 

Continued from Page 12 

of $1.6 million from the National Insti- 
tute of Occupational Safety and Health 
now underscores a screening program 
among 8,000 members of the United 
Steelworkers of America who are engaged 
in coke oven operations, an activity 
linked to numerous cancers and respira- 
tory maladies. Now, early detection al- 
lows for life-saving therapy and proper 
guidance to all workers that will reduce 
and possibly eliminate many hazards of 
this occupation. 


The growth and progress of the City 
of Hope covers a period of 68 years 
when its presence was established with 
two tents on a strip of desert soil just 
outside Los Angeles. This tiny facility, 
staffed by a single nurse and a part-time 
doctor was bom from the efforts of gar- 
ment workers whose human concerns for 
fellow workers stricken with tuberculosis 
was expressed in an effort to provide 
them with the only therapy then known 
to medical science: a hot and dry climate. 
From that moment on, union participa- 
tion and support had a rippling effect. 
The original two tents disappeared in 
history, replaced by buildings and ex- 
panding services to combat many dis- 

eases afflicting working men and women. 
Today, the City of Hope covering 95 
acres of ground, is recognized as one of 
the world's outstanding research and 
treatment centers focused on cancer and 
other catastrophic diseases which cast 
their dark shadows over our lives. 

Thousands of trade unionists and fam- 
ily members can speak of the superb 
medical care which this hospital has pro- 
vided. Care that has restored them to 
health with the promise of additional 
years of happy life: care that has been 
provided at no cost, where the dignity 
of each and every patient is carefully 

Our union's support for the City of 
Hope has given hope often life itself, 
to many of our unfortunate brothers and 
sisters. That support is realized by indi- 
vidual donations hardly missed and . . . 
tax deductible. It is realized by contribu- 
tions from thousands of local unions. 

In these troublesome times we may 
think that "bargains" no longer exist. 

When we consider what the City of 
Hope means to each one of us — perhaps 
we should . . . think againi 

Contributions from members and local 
unions of the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners should be mailed 
to: City of Hope National Labor Coun- 
cil, 1510 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 
PA 19102. Make checks payable to: 
"City of Hope." 



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Veteran s Credit 

Continued from Page 18 

by the law; and (3) make a timely 
application to the former employer 
for reemployment. It makes no dif- 
ference whether the employee entered 
military service voluntarily or was 

The Office of Veterans' Reemploy- 
ment Rights, which administers re- 
employment rights' statute, is part of 
the Department of Labor's Labor- 
Management Services Administration 
(LMSA), which has 49 field offices 
located in major cities. 

When OVRR receives a complaint 
from a worker, it investigates the case 
and works with the veteran or reserv- 
ist and the employer to resolve the 
matter. The vast majority of complaints 
are settled in this manner. But if a 
case cannot be resolved to the satis- 
faction of the complainant, it may be 
referred to the Justice Department for 
possible legal action. If legal action 
is taken, the worker will be repre- 
sented by the government free of 

When Raymond Davis asked for 
help in obtaining a larger pension 
based on the inclusion of his 30 
months of military service in his years 
of "accredited service," he was repre- 
sented by the government all the way 
to the U.S. Supreme Court. His case 
is considered a landmark, affecting 
perhaps hundreds of thousands of 

In recent years, as many World War 
II veterans have been reaching retire- 
ment age, the courts have had to deal 
specifically with the question of how 
the veterans reemployment rights law 
applies to pension credits for the vet- 
erans time in military service. The 
Davis case was the first to reach the 
Supreme Court. 

Inquiries about the veterans' reem- 
ployment rights law, as well as re- 
quests for assistance with pension or 
other claims coming within the scope 
of the law, can be addressed to any 
LMSA field office or the Office of Vet- 
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U.S. Department of Labor, Wash., 
D.C. 20216. 

Senior Citizens 

Continued from Page 22 

put the NCSC within striking distance of 
its one million dollar goal. Donations 
should be made payable to the National 
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The Reagan Administration 

would do well to pick up the 

reindustrialization ball 

and run with it. 

Labor has been blamed for much of what is 
wrong in our economy today. 

Labor unions, in particular, have become the 
whipping boys for armchair economists and gov- 
ernment bureaucrats trying to find somebody, 
some group, or some public policy to blame for 
today's inflation, high living costs, and declining 

Labor can take the whiplashes of such Monday- 
morning quarterbacks. We're used to it. 

But it's time we responded to this nonsense 
about the loss of "the work ethic" among the 
laboring population and the statements that union 
members are fat cats, always striking for higher 
wages and benefits without giving a fair day's work 
in return. 

We have been examining the US and Canadian 
economic experience over recent decades and we 
have reached these conclusions: 

• North American management, not North 
American labor, has been largely responsible for 
our economic dilemma. 

• North American management has been abso- 
lutely retarded, either by design or poor judgment, 
in efforts to modernize and streamline much of 

North America's basic industries so that they can 
adequately compete with overseas competition. 

Big business will tell you that this is so because 
of too much government regulation, too many 
environmental restrictions, and too high a price 
for basic resources. These, of course, are contribut- 
ing factors, but the fact remains that North Amer- 
ican industry has not put up much of a fight to 
overcome these obstacles and make itself Number 
One in the economic world again. (That title, by 
the way, now rests with Japan.) 

While Japan and West Germany and other na- 
tions were tooling up in the post- World-War-Two 
world to revive their destroyed economies, our 
Fortune-Yisted companies were sitting back on their 
post-war prosperities and watching those Japanese 
cameras take over the display counters of our 
stores, more and more of those compact European 
cars unload at our docks, and stood by while the 
Arab sultans hiked petroleum prices. Meanwhile, 
US and Canadian dollars dropped under the 
weight of gold, silver, Japanese yen, and German 

Many North American companies pursued 
quick dollars and dividends in the 1950s and 
1960s, going multinational with heavy investments 
in Europe, South America, and other continents, 
creating manufacturing bases overseas . . . and to 
Hades with the North American wage earners left 
behind. Dividends for preferred stockholders and 
good stock quotations on foreign stock exchanges 
were their immediate goals in those years . . . and, 
for many industrialists, they still are their major 
goals today. As a consequence, our balance of 
trade has been in a precarious state, year after 

Instead of consolidating and firming up manu- 
facturing and technology in the US and Canada, 
using North America as a firm manufacturing 
base, balancing trade through the import of raw 
materials from overseas, and calling upon the skills 
and experience of North American workers, these 
companies have fragmented their markets around 
the world, played political games with question- 
able labor factions overseas, and even bribed for- 
eign officials to maintain the status quo. 

As a consequence. North American workers, 
through their unions, have been forced to go to 
government on occasion for wage, price, and tarifT 
protections. We have been forced to abandon the 
free-market policies which we once supported, 
leaving such talk to the moneyed men in the stock 
exchanges, who are, first and foremost, protecting 
their selfish interests. 

• What North America needs today, to a great 
extent, is a new breed of business management — 



men and women dedicated to economic growth, 
prosperity, and teamwork with employees instead 
of what the dictionary calls "hedonism" — the 
belief that pleasure or happiness is the highest goal 
in life. Far too many North American business 
executives today are primarily concerned with hav- 
ing fancy office suites in penthouses with magnifi- 
cent views, with having vacation hideaways in the 
Caribbean, with keys to executive washrooms, and 
personal portfolios of glamour stocks. Far too few 
of them are shirtsleeve executives who get out into 
their manufacturing plants and to their construc- 
tion sites and actually manage the affairs of their 

Tax writeoffs, tax shelters, investment consult- 
ants, and even our entertainment media contribute 
to the illusion that the good life comes from the 
manipulation of money and credit, instead of the 
age-old human activity rank-and-file members 
have always practiced called "work." 

Economists and sociologists looking for the real 
cause of today's drop in productivity and the con- 
current rise of inflation will find much of it in the 
loss of the work ethic among the managerial peo- 
ple in the swivel chairs . . . 

The working population still has this "work 
ethic," which management has lost. The proof of 
that is found in the long lines of the unemployed 
at the hiring offices of countless plants and indus- 
tries all over this continent. There are millions of 
Americans and Canadians looking for work, and 
they will work when the opportunity is given them. 

We have had a generation of overconsumption 
and underinvestment in North America. Many of 
our steel mills and our manufacturing plants are 
outmoded. Our labor force is handicapped in its 
attempts to compete with the rising technology 
overseas. Our auto manufacturers pushed big gas 
guzzlers for so long, brainwashing American con- 
sumers all the way, that today a vital American 
industry faces layoffs and bankruptcy. 

We feel sure that the incoming Reagan Admin- 
istration will try to remedy this situation in the 
United States through tax incentives and other 
measures. It should also go one step further and 
demand that American and Canadian manage- 
ment get back to work and create a little more 
productivity in the front offices of the land instead 
of more portable bars and executive washrooms. 

There was a time, at the beginning of our union, 
a century ago, when a journeyman carpenter was 
a master craftsman who designed, built, and super- 
vised and construction of many homes and office 
buildings. He was the boss and the master work- 
man, too — on the job before the other craftsmen 
arrived and he was the last one to leave at the end 
of the day. 

In the ensuing years, this management work 
ethic has often been stretched, as owners, contrac- 
tors, and superintendents have shirked their mana- 
gerial responsibilities. 

As a consequence, we need a new deal in indus- 
try: not so much the creation of jobs with govern- 
ment funds, but a moral rearmament of our private 
economy to create more jobs in private industry 
and thereby put more purchasing power where it 
belongs — in the hands of the working people. 

The AFL-CIO, last year, developed a plan with 
the White House and President Carter for a "rein- 
dustrialization" of America. There was to be an 
Economic Revitalization Board made up of gov- 
ernment, industry and labor representatives. 

Though American voters have voted a new 
federal administration into office, organized labor 
stands ready to cooperate with industry and gov- 
ernment in such a tripartite program under the 
new administration, and it can do so without 
sacrificing its traditional role as a spokesman and 
bargainer for the working population. 

We urge the upcoming administration to pick 
up the ball of reindustrialization for America and 
run with it over the goal line in the 1980s. 


General President 

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Peter McGuire and 35 pioneering delegates created the 
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we have fought through wars, depressions, and prosperity 
for a better way of life for all . . . 




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Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
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Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
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Atlanta, Ga. 30305 

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Sixth District, Dean Sooter 

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Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
Forum Building, 9th and K Streets 
Sacramento, California 95814 

Ninth District, John Carruthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

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VOLUME 101 No. 2 FEBRUARY, 1981 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Polish Workers Seek Basic Freedoms 2 

Outlook Bleak for Consumer Prices This Year 

Fred Bull, Sixth District Board AAember, Dies 

Dean Sooter Named to General Executive Board 

More Than 20 Members Mark 100 Years 

State Observances of Brotherhood Centennial 





AAany Contractors Support Prevailing Wage Laws 1 1 

Did You Knov/? 33 Conventions Chart Our Course 12 


USS Olympic Carpentry Shop Dedicated 
Reagan Inaugural Stands Union Made 

National Joint Safety-Health Committee Proposed 

The True Cost of Pollution Controls 

The American Eagle, Roller Coaster 

Members in the News 



Washington Report 4 

Ottawa Report 8 

Consumer Clipboard: Eye Care 18 

We Congratulate 21 

Local Union News 24 

Apprenticeship and Training 

Plane Gossip 

Service to the Brotherhood 

In Memoriam 

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the winter of 1977-78 was one to be 
remembered. . . . UNTIL the winter 
of 1980-81 came along. Now we really 
do have one to talk about. 

Cold air has blown across the Arctic 
from Siberia and spread across much 
of the United States and Canada, 
causing damage to citrus crops in 
Florida and Texas, raising heating 
bills to alltime highs, and leaving 
North American consumers wondering 
if springtime relief will ever come. 

US Commerce Department analysts 
estimate that the 1977-78 winter cost 
America $3 billion in economic growth 
and $5 billion in increased fuel use. 
With higher prices for everything, this 
month, surely the winter of 1980-81 
will be an economic record breaker, 

Winter is a time to use your head, 
say doctors and hat salesmen. 

"People are going around with cold 
heads, which isn't smart," says the 
Millinery Institute of America. 

Most doctors agree, saying that 
people should wear hats, carry um- 
brellas, and keep their hands and feet 
warm, if they want to survive the 
winter without serious mishap. — Pho- 
tograph by O'Neill from H. Arm- 
strong Roberts. 

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olish workers by the millions defied 
their Communist masters and stayed 
off their jobs, January 10, as they 
pressed their continuing demand for 
a five-day, 40-hour work week. The 
nationwide protest curtailed produc- 
tion in several major industrial cities. 

The following day, 34 Polish union 
activists and farmers took over a gov- 
ernment office in Ustrzyki Dolne until 
they were evicted by police. 

Next day, a local union of the in- 
dependent trade union movement, 
Solidarity, proclaimed a national two- 
hour "warning strike," and there was 
a one-hour shutdown in 100 agricul- 
ture-related plants around Ustrzyki 
Dolne in sympathy with the evicted 

On January 14, a Soviet general 
showed up in Warsaw on an un- 
explained mission, and a Soviet jour- 

nalist suggested to Western newsmen 
that the general, who commands 
40,000 Soviet troops stationed in west- 
ern Poland, might be in the Polish 
capital to participate in the 36th an- 
niversary observance of the Soviet 
Army's liberation of Warsaw from the 
Germans, which was to be com- 
memorated the following weekend. 

A few hours before the general 
arrived in Warsaw, Lech Walesa, 
chairman of Solidarity, left the city 
for Rome, where he met with Italian 
trade unionists and had an audience 
with Pope John Paul II. 

And so the moves and checkmates 
of the old Communist Party establish- 
ment and the new and activist inde- 
pendent Polish labor movement. Soli- 
darity, go on. 

For months, this most dangerous 
game has held the free world's atten- 
tion , . . ever since Lech Walesa and 
the shipyard workers of northern 
Poland openly defied Communist man- 

agement and staged a prolonged strike 
last year, sending incendiary sparks 
throughout the nation. Poland has a 
work force of 16.5 million in a gen- 
eral population of 35.5 million, and 
an estimated 6 million stayed home 
in one December demonstration. Mil- 
lions of the workers in all crafts and 
trades have been affected by the labor 

And all that most of them seek, 
amazingly enough, is what United 
States and Canadian workers achieved 
almost a century ago: an eight-hour 
work day and a 4()-hour work week! 
And a little more say in their own 
affairs. After months of struggle they 
still work the long hours and struggle 
to meet the endless quotas dictated by 
Communist industry. The chances of 
having their Saturdays free appear 



Brotherhood Achievements of a Century Ago are Goafs of Polish Workers Today 

slim for the present. The government 
claims that Poland's weakened econ- 
omy cannot aflford a shortened work 

They have, however, chalked up 
some significant gains since they "hit 
the bricks", last year. For example, 
they succeeded in having the top leader 
of the country's Communist Party 
fired. More recently, the heads of two 
other important government officials 
rolled at labor's behest. Poland's min- 
ister of Labor (the equivalent of the 
US Secretary of Labor) was kicked 
out of office and so was the Minister 
of Construction, both dismissals at the 
demand of Solidarity. 

First and foremost, they have 
achieved recognition as independent 
trade unionists, hopefully free of gov- 
ernment interference. Time will tell 
how successful they will be in achiev- 
ing their long-range goals. 

Their bold and courageous actions 
over the past year have proven to 
Eastern Europe and the workers of the 
USSR (those who have learned of the 
Polish revolt) that Communism is not 
the great hope of the proletariat. In 
fact, diplomatic analysts are beginning 
to say that the Russians are "running 
scared" today because of the struggles 
for human rights going on in Poland 
and elsewhere in the world. 

The Communist Party newspaper 
Pravda noted in a recent edition that 
Vladimir Lenin, the almost-deified 
founder of the Russian version of 
Marxist Communism, actually took a 
dim view of "so-called free trade 
unions." Without mentioning their 
emergence in Poland, Pravda recalled 
that Lenin considered the concept of 
free and independent trade unions to 
be "either a bourgeois provocation of 
the crudest sort or an extreme stu- 
pidity." Labor unions are fine if they're 
centrally-controlled, party-dominated, 
and their members meet their produc- 
tion quotas, Lenin believed. 

A Communist weekly newspaper in 
Moscow, The Literary Gazette, re- 
cently devoted much space to the 
inner workings of the Central Trade 
Union Council in Moscow. The coun- 
cil, according to the party organ, 
works with "open doors" for the mem- 
bers of the country's 30 trade unions, 
but it observed that "not everyone has 
a correct idea of how this organization 
works." So, The Literary Gazette pro- 
ceeded to explain to the card-carrying 
workers what "the right to work" 
actually means in the Soviet Union. 
Lenin would have been proud, but 
the rank-and-file members of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America would have thrown 

down their tools and told their bureau- 
cratic bosses to "shove it." 

Most of the world stands by and 
watches while the Polish workers 
struggle for free expression. Most west- 
ern governments say little, afraid to 
precipitate a military takeover of 
Poland, as occurred years ago in Hun- 
gary and Czechoslovakia. 

One group, primarily, has taken the 
lead in actively supporting the efforts 
of Polish workers to be free: the 
AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions. The 
Federation has not only given moral 
support, but it has worked through a 
Polish Workers Aid Fund to get finan- 
cial and material support to the leaders 
of Solidarity. 

When the Polish Workers Aid Fund 
was set up by the AFL-CIO last Sep- 
tember, AFL-CIO President Lane 
Kirkland said, in part: 

"The AFL-CIO was not involved — and to 
the best of our knowledge no other element 
of the world free trade union movement was 
involved — in the initiation of the strike by 
Polish workers. It was not provoked, in- 
stigated or inspired by any action outside 
of the state of Poland. It came entirely from 
the depths of the courage, the brains and the 
experience of the Polish workers themselves. 

"They seem to take seriously the commit- 
ment made by the Polish government when, 
in international law, it ratified Convention 
No. 87 of the International Labor Organiza- 
tion, under which signatory governments 
commit themselves to permit the establish- 
ment, in their body of laws and practice, of 
free trade union institutions. That is the con- 
vention on freedom of association. That act 
alone makes this issue a matter of inter- 
national concern . . . 

"In my view, the establishment of a free 
trade union movement in the state of Poland 
— far from representing a threat to peace or 
a threat to the stability of the world or of 
Europe or of our relations with Europe — 
ought to serve the cause of peace . . . 

"We are not interested in attacking, under- 
mining, or calling into question the economic 
system that prevails in any other country in 
the world, including Poland. Free trade 
unionism is a means of humanizing any sys- 
tem — whether it be capitalistic, communist, 
socialist or whatever. And our quarrel, in- 
sofar as the AFL-CIO is concerned, with the 
countries behind the Iron Curtain does not 
relate in any way to such matters as who 
owns the tools in means of production. To 
us that is really irrelevant. The question is, 
are workers allowed the Iright to have their 
own organization under their own control 
rather than under the control of the state, 
serving as instruments for the repression of 
the aspirations of workers. 

"The spokesman for the strikers, for the 
new free trade union movement in Poland, 
has publicly indicated that they welcome and 
seek support from their brothers overseas 
and we must, in all good conscience, respond 
to the best of our ability. In the last analysis, 
I know of no place and no case where the 
organization and development of free trade 
unions has proceeded under the blanklet of 
quiet diplomacy. Free trade unionism does 
not advance and will not advance in this 
world on little cat feet. And I will not 
accept the proposition that we will pussyfoot 
about it at all." 

Footnotes to the Story 

One of the real reasons for the wide- 
spread strikes by Polish workers and 
their formation of a new 10 million- 
member independent trade union fed- 
eration was recently let slip by the 
official Polish Communist Party news- 
paper Trybuna Liidu. After 35 years 
of Moscow-controlled Communism, 
one out of every six Poles is living 
below the official poverty line. Try- 
buna Liidu revealed. Proving that the 
country's current economic mess and 
huge foreign debts can't be blamed on 
the workers or their 10-month-old 
union movement, the Communist 
newspaper said, "Many social groups 
in Poland have fallen below the level 
of minimum income ... we are facing 
a situation which is in painful discord 
with the principles of social justice." 


Polish workers have a new offset 
press to carry on their work, thanks 
to union supporters in North America. 
The first big expenditure of the AFL- 
CIO Polish Workers Aid Fund was 
$50,000 for a new offset press, the 
Poles needed badly. 

Now they have asked for help in 
obtaining smaller presses for their 
various regional offices. Neither the 
presses nor the hard currency to buy 
them is available to the Polish trade 
unionists, unless outsiders give them 
a hand. 

The father of Lech Walesa, Stanley 
Walesa, who lives in New Jersey, had 
a succinct greeting for those who had 
gathered to support the organization 
his son leads: "God bless the AFL- 
CIO and God bless America." 

The Polish Worker^ Aid Fund is 
aided by the sale of "Solidarnosc" 
T-shirts, a project of Frontlash, the 
labor-supported organization that en- 
courages youth participation in labor 
issues. Frontlash Executive Director 
Jessica Smith, left, makes a sale to 
Susan Dunlop of the AFL-CIO Dept. 
of Information staff. The shirts are 
available at $5 each from Frontlash, 
815 16th St. NW, Room 203, Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20006. 




Before he left office. President 
Jimmy Carter signed legislation that 
clears the way for American-flag coal 
carriers plying domestic routes to go 
to the head of the line for loading at 
jammed US coal docks. 

The legislation puts into law the 
tradition of giving U.S. -flag ships 
plying the coastal trade priority 
service at US ports, a tradition that 
has come under attack as dozens of 
ships await their turn to load coal 
headed for foreign ports. 

A recent surge in U.S. coal exports 
has placed a severe strain on American 
storage and port facilities, causing 
delays of as long as 30 days for ships 
waiting to be loaded. 


The Auto Workers' executive board has 
decided to discuss with elected 
delegates to the UAW convention the 
issue of reaff iliating with the 

If there is sufficient support to 
move forward, UAW President Douglas 
Fraser said, then formal proceedings 
would be taken to authorize the board 
to negotiate appropriate terms and 
timing of possible reaff illation. 


AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland has 
urged the Health Care Financing Admin- 
istration to continue to prohibit the 
use of Medicare funds to finance union- 
busting programs of hospitals and 
nursing homes. The agency, part of the 
Department of Health and Human Serv- 
ices, had invited public comments on 
its policy regarding expenses related 
to union activities in determining 
Medicare reimbursement payments. 


The Reagan Administration is pledged 
to support the tight money and high 
interest rate policies that are putting 
a hard squeeze on housing and construc- 
tion, AFL-CIO housing analyst Henry 
Schechter said recently. 

A series of such tight money policies 
since World War II have produced a 
"predictable, painful course to high 
unemployment, loss of national product, 
income and savings that leaves the 
entire economy weaker," Schechter de- 
clared. He said that coupling those 
policies with "drastic hold-backs of 
budgetary expenditures" and across-the- 
board tax cuts will have a severe 
impact on low-income Americans. 

This is the same course that the 
Thatcher government in England has been 
following with "abysmal failure" — con- 
tinued high interest rates, increased 
unemployment and no curb on inflation, 
Schechter observed. 

Schechter, director of federation's 
Office of Housing & Monetary Policy, 
renewed the call for credit regulations 
to stem "escalating and wildly fluctu- 
ating interest rates." He said that 
the brief use last spring of such 
authority under the Credit Control 
Act — the first use since the law was 
adopted in 1969 — brought "a dramatic 
reduction in interest rates over a few 
months," cutting the prime rate from 
20% to about 10%, and the mortgage rate 
from 16% to 11%. 

But the economic recovery stalled 
when the controls were lifted in July, 
Schechter pointed out, adding that 
"we're now back where we were about 
this time last year." 


Although married persons continue to 
dominate the workforce, their share has 
been declining steadily, according to 
the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

From March 1970 to March 1980, the 
proportion of the labor force composed 
of married persons living with their 
spouses fell from 69 to 61%, while the 
share composed of people who never 
married or were divorced rose from 24% 
to 33%, the bureau reported. 

The agency attributed the gradual 
transformation of the marital composi- 
tion of the workforce to major demogra- 
phic and social changes that occurred 
during the 1970s. For example, it 
noted, half of the more than 20 million 
increase in the labor force during the 
decade was among persons 24 through 34 
years old, who now account for more 
than 1 of every 4 workers. 


Consumers can expect to pay more 
for retail goods and services well into 
the new year as the result of steeper 
interest rates on home mortgages and 
expected higher prices for food and 

Standing 12.7% above the year- 
earlier level, the US government's 
consumer price index for November 
seemed to pre-figure the probable 
course of inflation in at least the first 
part of 1981. Higher prices for food, 
housing, and transportation accounttd 
for practically all of the month's 1% 
increase in the CPI, the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics reported. 

"The outlook over the next few 
months is for continual worsening of 
inflation, with food prices continuing 
to rise sharply, housing further af- 
fected by high mortgage-interest rates, 
and oil prices reflecting the newest 
round of OPEC price changes," ob- 
served Rudy Oswald, director of the 
AFL-CIO Department of Economic 

"Inflation rates in the 12 to 13% 
range appear to be likely for quite a 
few more months." 

Some forecasters see a slight slow- 
down in the price spiral possible by 
the end of 1981, with the US inflation 
rate dropping to 10 or 11%. But vari- 
ables in the inflation mix, particularly 
energy prices and mortgage interest 
rates, make long-range projections dif- 
ficult, they concede. 

Several factors that analysts expect 
to start pumping up the CPI during 
the next few months began accelerat- 
ing in November. Gasoline prices, 
which fell 0.5% in September and 
rose only 0.3% in October, jumped 
0.9% in November. Beef prices rose 
0.8% in November, after declining 
0.6% the month before. 

Also, mortgage interest rates, which 
work their way into the CPI with a 
lag of a couple of months, rose faster 
during November than in the previous 
month. Mortgage rates were up 2.8% 
over the month, compared to a 1.9% 
increase in October, BLS reported. 

These special, volatile components 
of the CPI are not expected to moder- 
ate in the next few months. If any- 
thing, many forecasters expect them 
to accelerate. Recent price increases 
by the Organization of Petroleum Ex- 
porting Countries (OPEC) have not 
yet shown up at the gasoline pump. 
Interest rate increases will continue to 
work their way into the index even 
after short-term rates begin to peak. 
And the outlook for beef and other 
food prices is expected to worsen over 
the first half of 1981. The US Agri- 





High Interest Rates and 

Energy Prices Make 

Long-Range Pro/ections 


culture Department recently forecast 
that overall food prices would rise 
10% to 15% in 1981. 

Meanwhile, workers' purchasing 
power continues to trail rising prices. 
Real spendable earnings, or take-home 
pay stripped of the impact of infla- 
tion, increased a slight 0.2% in No- 
vember. But on a year-to-year basis 
they were down 5.1%. A typical non- 
farm worker in private industry who 
had three dependents grossed $243.57 
in current dollars in November. In 
constant, 1967 dollars, however, this 
was the equivalent of just $94.92 — a 
drop of $4.11 over the 12 months 
through November. 

November's increase in the CPI — 
the third consecutive monthly rise of 
1% — made it certain that when the 
December figure is announced the 
index will have climbed at a rate of 
more than 10% for the second straight 
year. The CPI rose 13.3% in 1979. 

Food and beverage prices rose 1.1 % 
in November, after climbing 0.9% in 
October. Prices for eggs, beef, pork, 

The outlook is for 
worsening inflation, 
search Director 
Rudy Oswald, 
center, warned in 
a recent Mutual 
Radio broadcast. 
He was questioned 
on "Labor News 
Conference" by 
Rachelle Patterson 
of the Boston 
Globe and Drew 
Von Bergen of 
United Press 


February forecasters see continued 
cold weather ahead in many parts 
of North America . . . one of the 
coldest winters on record. Mean- 
while, economic forecasters see a 
slight slowdown in the price spiral 
possible by the end of 1981 . . . 
but long after winter energy bills 
have piled high. So be wise: 

fish and other seafood all moved sub- 
stantially higher, BLS said. Poultry 
prices decreased by 2% after rising 
for four months. 

"The 1.5% increase in other foods 
at home was largely due to a 7.8% 
increase in sugar and artificial sweet- 
eners and higher prices for soft 
drinks," BLS said. Prices for fresh 
fruits and vegetables rose 0.8%, fol- 
lowing a 3% decline in October. 

Rising shelter costs accounted for 
most of the 1% jump in the housing 
component of the CPI, reflecting the 
renewed surge in mortgage interest 
rates, which are more than 15% in 
some localities. Home financing costs 
rose 4.1%, mirroring increases of 
2.8% in mortgage interest rates and 
0.7% in house prices. 

Transportation costs were up 1.5% 
over the month, following a rise of 
0.7% in October. Used car prices 
soared by 5.1%, the third consecutive 
large monthly increase in this cate- 
gory. New car prices increased 0.5%. 
Continued on Page 17 


Sixth District Board Member Dies Unexpectedly in Oklahoma 

■ Sixth District Board Member Fred- 
erick Bull, of Oklahoma City, Okla., 
passed away on December 18, 1980. 

At the time of his death, he had been 
working at Lake Tenkiller on restoring 
a family cabin that had burned down 
in November, 1979. He was 60 years 

Bull had served as a General Execu- 
tive Board Member of the Sixth Dis- 
trict since September, 1968, when he 
filled the vacancy left by retired mem- 
ber James O. Mack. While in office, 
he served the states of Missouri, Ar- 
kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and 
New Mexico. 

Bull's involvement with the Brother- 
hood goes back many years. In 1947, 
while a student in vocational education 
at the University of Arkansas, Bull 
was initiated into Local 1249, Fayette, 
Ark. That same year he transferred to 
Local 329, Oklahoma City, Ok., where 
he eventually became recording secre- 

tary, assistant business representative, 
and finally business representative. 
In 1956, he was elected secretary of 

A quiet, diligent leader, Bull was review- 
ing a report to the 33rd General Con- 
vention when this picture was taken. 

the Oklahoma State Council of Car- 
penters, and in 1961 he was appointed 
general representative, serving the 
states of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, 
Arkansas, and Texas. At that time, 
General President M. A. Hutcheson 
also named him to the President's 
Missile Site Committee. 

Bull was also a five-year member of 
the 10-Southern-States Apprenticeship 
Conference steering committee and a 
leader in the successful fight to defeat 
an Oklahoma right-to-work referendum 
of the 1960s. He was active in civic 
affairs and for many years served as a 
member of the Oklahoma Medical Re- 
search Foundation, a volunteer health 

Bull was the father of three sons, 
F. Nolton, Terry, and Aven, and one 
daughter, Annette, and the grandfather 
of two, Alek and Brian. A memorial 
service was held for him on Decem- 
ber 22, 1980. ■ 


Dean Sooter Named to Sixth District 
Board Seat, Following Death of Bull 

Dean Sooter of Local 2298, RoUa, 
Mo., a general representative of the 
Brotherhood since 1972, has been 
named by General President William 
Konyha to fill the Sixth District 
vacancy on the General Executive 
Board created by the untimely death 
of Frederick N. Bull in late December. 

Early last month, Sooter conferred 
in Washington, D.C., with the General 
President and other General Officers 
on District 6 matters. He returned to 
the Southwest to meet with local and 
district council leaders on problems left 
unsettled by the unexpected passing 
of his predecessor. He participates in 
his first meeting of the General Execu- 
tive Board, this month, in Florida. 

The new district board member 

marked his 46th birthday January 3. 
He was born in Dixon, Mo., and was 
initiated into the union in 1958. 

His union posts have been many. 
He is a past president of Local 2298. 
From 1967 to 1972 he was a business 
representative of the St. Louis District 
Council, and he was a delegate to the 
St. Louis Carpenters District Council 
and the St. Louis Labor Council. In 
recent years he has worked closely 
with the late Fred Bull in administra- 
tive work with the Kansas City Dis- 
trict Council and on other matters in 
District 6. As new District 6 board 
member, Sooter will work with locals 
and district councils in a six-state area. 

A son, Luther, is also a member of 

Dean Sooter 

Local 2298. Sooter and his wife, 
Dorothy, have two children and three 

American Trade Unionists Strucic Down By El Salvador Assassins 

As They Work for Worker-Farmer Freedoms Against Marxists, Extremists 

The tragedy and turmoil of the small 
Central American country of El Salvador 
"hit home" last month for North Amer- 
ican trade unionists, as two of their 
number were assassinated in a hail of 
bullets in a San Salvador hotel dining 
room. A companion, who also died in 
the encounter, was an El Salvador labor 
leader who had worked since 1966 to 
improve the lot of his fellow workers 
and farmers. 

The victims were Michael P. Hammer, 
42, of Potomac, Md., Mark D. Pearlman, 
36, of Seattle — both representatives of the 
AFL-CIO's American Institute for Free 
Labor Development — and Jose Rodolfo 
Viera, 43, the director of the El Salvador 
government's Institute for Agrarian 

"These good men were in El Salvador 
to assist that nation's peasant unions to 
participate in a land-reform program de- 

signed to improve the lives of hundreds 
of thousands of small farmers, and to 
lay the foundation for a stable, demo- 
cratic society," Lane Kirkland, AFL-CIO 
president, commented later. 

He said the AFL-CIO was "outraged 
and saddened" by the killing of Hammer 
and Pearlman by terrorists, and equally 
grieved by the assassination of Viera, "our 
brother and friend," who directed the 
Salvadoran Communal Union, a peasant- 
farmer group organized with AIFLD's 
help in 1966. 

"The AFL-CIO calls upon the govern- 
ment of El Salvador to bring those re- 
sponsible for these brutal murders to 
justice, and redouble its efforts to bring 
about agrarian reform for the benefit of 
El Salvador's impoverished workers," 
Kirkland said. "Clear title must be 
granted to the 210,000 poor farmers who 
have been promised land. 

"The forces of extremism, the totalitar- 
ian right and left, must not be permitted 
to destroy the prospects for democratic 
reform, upon which depend the hopes of 
farmers and workers for a more peace- 
ful and prosperous life." 

The assassinations, which followed 
within weeks the slaying of Felipe Zaldi- 
var, president of the major democratic 
urban labor center, "are further proof 
of the determination of the extremists 
to destroy democratic institutions," Kirk- 
land declared. 

Zaldivar headed the Federacion de 
Sindicatos de la Industria de la Con- 
struccion, Similares, Transporte y de 
Otras Actividades. He was gunned down 
in front of the organization's head- 
quarters building in San Salvador just as 
he was about to embark on a visit to 
the United States. 

Continued on Page 17 

Shot to Death while working to bring about a sweeping 
redistribution of land in El Salvador were Jose Rodolfo 
Viera, left, a union leader and head of the country's Institute 
for Agrarian Transformation, and two representatives of the 
AFL-CIO's American Institute for Free Labor Development, 
Michael P. Hammer, center, and Mark D. Pearlman. 
Viera was president of the Salvadoran Communal Union. 
He directed the massive land reform program aimed at 
stabilizing El Salvador by transferring thousands of acres of 
estate farmland to the country's poor. 

FEBRUARY, 198 1 



The Quebec Federation of Labour is 
sponsoring a workshop on plant closures 
and job security, February 15-17, in 

High unemployment, frequent plant 
closings, new technology and other 
changes in the industrial scene will be 
discussed with a view to union 
recommendat i ons . 

The registration fee for this confer- 
ence is |25 per delegate. Further 
information is available from Fernaud 
Daoust, General Secretary, Quebec 
Federation of Labour, 1290 St. Denis 
St., 5th floor, Montreal, Que., 
H2X 3J7. 


In an award which may have far- 
reaching effects on the success of the 
CLC-sponsored political action program 
and on-the-job canvass, an arbitrator 
ruled November 13 that an employer was 
wrong in preventing a union from dis- 
tributing political material to its 
members on the employer's premises. 

Air Canada had stopped several em- 
ployees — members of the Canadian Air 
Line Employees' Association — from 
distributing New Democratic Party pam- 
phlets in the company cafeterias during 
last winter's federal election 

No disciplinary action was taken by 
Air Canada, because the employees 
obeyed the company's orders. However 
CALEA grieved in order to obtain an 
official ruling, which is expected to 
be precedent-setting in other similar 


In connection with its 25th anniver- 
sary in 1981, the Canadian Labour 
Congress is planning an exhibit on the 
labour movement in co-operation with 
the Public-Archives of Canada. 

As a result, the CLC is on the look- 
out for any pictures, leaflets, badges 
or other items suitable for the exhibit 
which is to be inaugurated in Ottawa 
during the 1981 Labour Day weekend and 
which will then travel to other places 
across Canada. 

The United Brotherhood, meanwhile, is 
mounting its own exhibition of photos 
and mementos for the General Convention 
next August. General Secretary John 
Rogers would particularly like to see 
photographs of early Brotherhood 
activities in Canada over the past 


The 250 delegates to the Newfoundland 
and Labrador Federation of Labour con- 
vention, held November 16-19 in St. 
John's, overwhelmingly adopted a reso- 
lution in support of the New Democratic 
Party and gave the federation's execu- 
tive authority to reserve up to five 
cents per member per month for the pur- 
pose of political action. 

They also pressed for a number of 
labour legislation reforms, including 
an amendment to the terms under which 
a new union may be certified, compul- 
sory dues check-off, and anti-scab pro- 

Other resolutions called for labour 
education in the school system; the 
right to full political participation 
for all public employees ; and provin- 
cial action against unnecessary con- 
sumer price hikes. 


CLC Executive Vice-President Shirley 
Carr told delegates to the annual 
Manitoba Federation of Labour in Win- 
nipeg that the Conservative government 
of Premier Sterling Lyon was respon- 
sible for the gloomy economic outlook 
for the province. 

General economic indicators for 
Manitoba are not encouraging, she noted 
in her address to the MFL delegates. 

"The forecast is that Manitoba will 
trail all other provinces in the key 
economic indicators and intended in- 
vestment," Carr said, blaming the 
policies of the Conservative government. 

And Howard Pawley, leader of the New 
Democratic Party in Manitoba, pledged 
a restoration of rent controls, when 
the NDP is re-elected to govern the 
province. The Lyon government has the 
worst job-creation record in Canada, 
he stated. 



More Than 20 Members 
=-d Celebrate 100th Birthdays. 
Share Brotherhood s 
Centennial Observance 


At last count, there were some 
12,000 persons in the United States 
over the age of 100. An additional 
1,000 and more have marked their 
100th birthdays in Canada. 

Since the United Brotherhood is 
commemorating its own 100th birth- 
day, this year, we dug into General 
Office records in Washington, D.C., to 
see how many of these 13,000 cen- 
tenarians scattered across North Amer- 
ica are Brotherhood members . . . how 
many are actually older than the 
Brotherhood itself. 

The Records Department came up 
with the list below, showing that almost 
two dozen veterans of our organiza- 
tion are approaching the century mark 
or are already past it. 

Perhaps its the vigorous life of a 

skilled craftsman that helps our old- 
timers to live longer. Or maybe its 
improved health care, Social Security, 
pensions, and the general increase in 
longevity. In any case, the past decade 
has shown a marked increase in the 
number of senior members in our 
ranks. A decade ago, when we took 
a similar check of the records, there 
were no centenarians at all, only two 
members at age 99. 

According to the statistics seven out 
of every ten of the 100-plus citizens 
of the United States are women. It's 
quite likely that there are wives of 
members beyond the century mark, 

In any case, we're proud of our 
oldtimers, and we salute them as we 
approach our own second century. 












Wilsey, James 





RoUer, Ed R. 





Salois, Henry 


4- 3-1875 



Bermont, Alex 



3- 2-1923 


Seaver, Benjamin 





Nordstrom, John R. 


6- 9-1877 



Mark, Michael L. 





Geving, John 


3- 7-1878 



Nuzzo, Clemento 


5- 4-1878 

5- 5-1906 


Peterson, Wm. H. 





Schmicht, Jacob 



2- 6-1908 


Eadie, P. Y. 





Leach, Art B. 



7- 7-1936 


Bleik, K. A. 





Ingalls, C. A. 





McCutcheon, Daniel 



4- 3-1906 


Murphy, Nicholas D. 



10- 4-1905 


Milligan, T. H. 





Erwin, E. G. 



4- 4-1916 


Olson, Leonard 


10- 5-1880 



Wellnitz, Chas. 



7- 2-1915 


Hess, William J. 






■ Charles Wellnitz of Moline, III., left, 
observed his 100th birthday last October. 
Roger Carlson, president of Local 241 
pinned a 65-year pin on his coat lapel. 
Wellnitz's membership in the Brother- 
hood actually goes back to 1915, when 
he helped to organize a local union of 
cabinetmakers. Born in Brumberg, Ger- 
many in 1880, he emigrated to the United 
States as a child. 

■ Last September 6, at pin-presentation 
ceremonies of Local 215, Lafayette, hid., 
99-year-old Nathan Ruck, left, was 
honored for 71 years of service. Bus. 
Rep. Kenneth Rankle, right, congratu- 
lated him on the occasion. On November 
2, 1980, Brother Ruck passed away. 

■ Josepli Leo Led- 
widge was born in 
Hot Springs, Ark., in 
1868. The San Fran- 
cisco earthquake 
caused him to switch 
to Portland, Ore., 
when he moved 
west. A member of 
the Brotherhood, he 
helped to organize 

the Portland Building Trades Council in 
1910. He celebrated his 109th birthday 
at the West Hills Convalescent Center in 
Portland in 1977 . Death came the fol- 
lowing November 25. — Oregon Labor 
Press Plioto. 


Underway In Five States; 
Other State Groups 
Planning Future Action 

As the United Brotherhood's observance of its 100th 
birthday approaches — next August — many state and pro- 
vincial councils are planning special commemorative proj- 
ects of their own. 

In the United States, state councils of the Brotherhood 
are able, in some cases, to join with state Humanities 
Councils in funding such projects as printed histories of 
the Brotherhood in the particular state, oral histories, 
newspaper articles, etc. 

For several months. General Secretary John Rogers has 

been working with a professional consultant, who is work- 
ing with state councils in the development of commemora- 
tive programs in each state. 

Five states have already launched comprehensive pro- 
grams with their respective state Humanities Councils. 
They are New Mexico, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan and 
North Dakota. 

The consultant's preliminary report on these five states 
appears below. Although hopes for state projects are dim 
in some areas, other areas show great promise. 

The following states had plans for 
state observances well underway as of 
January 1: 

HAWAII. The Hawaii carpenters union has 
independently commissioned a distinguished 
historian at the University of Hawaii to do 
archival research in the records of the 
Hawaii union and to write a history of the 
carpenters in the state. We discussed the 
carpenters history project and the activities 
that are being stimulated in other states 
with this historian, and we urged him to 
consider seeking the support of the state 
humanities council for public programming 
that would be based on his history, once 

LOUISIANA. The Louisiana Committee for 
the Humanities has awarded a grant for 
a Louisiana Carpenters Union History 
Project to the Louisiana Association of His- 
torians. The grant at this moment is for 
initial planning period and $12,000 has 
been committed. The state council has en- 
dorsed the project and has agreed to help 
support it financially as it grows over the 
next few months. 

MICHIGAN. On December 16th the Michi- 
gan Council for the Humanities funded a 
Carpenters history project by the Michigan 
Stale Carpenters Council, with a cash grant 
of $5,500 and in-kind matching by the 
Carpenters Council of $7,000. 

NEW MEXICO. The New Mexico Hu- 
manities Council has just awarded a $90,000 
project grant to the Institute for Southwest 
Studies at the University of New Mexico to 
conduct a multi-component Carpenters 
union history program for New Mexico. 
This will include written archival and oral 
history research, the writing of a monograph 
and the publication of this monograph, the 
mounting of a traveling interpretive ex- 
hibition, the mounting of a series of public 
programs inviting the public to discuss 
Carpenters history in the context of New 
Mexico history and issues that will occur 
in virtually every community of the state, 
the writing by the historians involved of 

feature articles on their work and on the 
history of the Carpenters union that will 
be run in most of the 55 newspapers and 
magazines published in New Mexico, and 
a series of public and commercial radio 
programs involving scholars and others in- 
volved in this project that will be aired 
periodically during the next two years in 
New Mexico. 

NORTH DAKOTA. The North Dakota 
Committee for the Humanities has made a 
$26,000 grant to the North Dakota Car- 
penters Council to conduct an extensive 
multi-part Carpenters history project in that 
state. There will be an oral history com- 
ponent, an interpretative traveling exhibition 
component and a television production 
component in this project. The commitment 
of the Carpenters union to the project and 
to high standards of scholarly involvement 
was extraordinarily high and was illustrated 
by the fact that the entire executive board 
of the Carpenters council appeared at the 
funding meeting at the North Dakota Com- 
mittee for the Humanities to explain and 
defend their request. 

Here are highlights of actions consid- 
ered in other states regarding special 
centennial projects: 

ALASKA. Discussion and planning are 
underway between a well-qualified local his- 
torian and representatives of the Alaska 
Carpenters Council. No date has been set 
for the beginning of this project. 

ARKANSAS. The executive director of the 
Arkansas State Humanities Committee has 
met with the secretary of the state carpen- 
ters council and feels that a worthwhile 
project will be worked out and ready for 
funding and initial activity sometime in 
the first several months of 1981. 

DELAWARE. The professional staff of the 
Delaware Humanities Program is quite in- 
terested in seeing a Delaware Carpenters 
Union History Project evolve to the point 
of being submitted to the Delaware Coun- 

cil for funding. One of the founding mem- 
bers of the Delaware Humanities Council 
is a life-long member of the Brotherhood 
and an active carpenter. A Brotherhood 
consultant was invited by the president of 
the Maryland/Delaware Council to address 
the council's next meeting to explain the 
nature of this project and to encourage 
its involvement and support. 

IDAHO. The executive director of the 
Idaho Humanities Council reports that the 
Idaho Humanities Council is seriously in- 
terested in labor-related projects and has 
had as a priority for several years the de- 
velopment of projects that deal with labor 
history. Meetings with several scholars and 
with union representatives have occurred 
informally in the past few months and a 
formal planning meeting was scheduled for 
mid-January. Prospects for a first class 
project in Idaho dealing with the history 
of the state carpenters are positive. 

ILLINOIS. The Illinois labor history asso- 
ciation has worked with the Illinois Car- 
penters Council and has constructed a very 
interesting and effective carpenters history 
project proposal which is currently being 
reviewed for funding by the Illinois Hu- 
manities Council. There is every expectation 
that this project will be funded and will 
be underway in the near future. 

MINNESOTA. The Minnesota Humanities 
Council has established a new set of pro- 
gramming priorities that include an empha- 
sis upon reaching labor audiences for its 
next two years of activity. This is entirely 
consistent with the concept of a significant 
Carpenters union history project being sup- 
ported by Minnesota Humanities Council. 
The staff of the Minnesota Council on the 
Humanities expects to spend considerable 
time helping to organize the planning for 
such a project during the first four months 
of 1981. Their expectation is that a project 
can be planned, reviewed and funded by 
late spring or early summer 1981. 

Progress in other states will be re- 
ported in future issues of The Carpenter. 



As the figures show, 
workers are the least to 
blame for rising con- 
struction costs. Banks 
and builders, on the 
other hand, are doing 
extremely well. 

(Wages Materials 

Profits - 

Interest Rates! 


Department of Labor 
figures for the first 
half of 1979 show that 
20.4 percent of all appren- 
tices in union programs 
are minorities, while par- 
ticipation of minorities in 
non-union programs was 
only 11.6 percent. 


for enforcing the Davis-Bacon Act rests with the Labor Department's Wage and 
Hour Division. Between January 1979 and June 1980, investigators for the Division 
found that 43,000 workers on federal projects have been underpaid in violation of 
Davis-Bacon or one of the related laws governing contracts for services or manu- 
factured goods. Total underpayments found in that period reached a record level of 
$15.9 million. 


The concept of prevailing wage laws is 
endorsed by many contractors and con- 
tractor organizations, as well as by labor 
leaders, government officials, minority 
and women's organizations, scholars and 
others. Prevailing wage laws provide 
benefits to their industry and to the public 
in terms of promoting stability and ef- 
ficiency and protecting against unscrupu- 
lous practices. 

The Associated Specialty Contractors 
of Arizona has published a very useful 
and informative study entitled, "What 
Would Happen if Arizona Repealed its 
Little Davis-Bacon Act?," which argues 
strongly for retention of the law. The 
study's findings and conclusions are well 
worth considering. Following are some 
excerpts from the study's summary: 

• Invitation fo Out-of-State and Illegal 

Repeal of "Little Davis-Bacon" would 
be an open invitation to out-of-state 
and/or unscrupulous contractors to im- 
port "cheap" labor from neighboring 
areas who would take work away from 
Arizona's own construction worjcers. In 
fact, according to immigration officials, 
this is already a serious problem with 
thousands of illegal aliens being imported 
from Mexico to work in the construction 
industry. . . . With no prevailing wage 
requirement this problem can be ex- 
pected to increase manyfold in the future. 

• Downturn in a State's General 

An immediate effect of repealing the 
"Little Davis-Bacon Act" would be a 
downturn in the state's general economy. 

When construction is down, the econ- 
omy is down. With outside contractors 
taking much of the local work and skilled 
craftsmen leaving the state to work in 
other areas where they can receive better 
wages, Arizona's construction industry 
would face chaos. In addition, further 
economic drain would be suffered as out- 
of-town workers and builders leave the 
state with their earnings in hand. 

• Construction Safeguard Would Be 

Arizona must, by law, accept low bid 
on public works construction. The little 
Davis-Bacon Act serves as a precontract 
standard to assure that the taxpayers will 
get a good job. If a contractor knows that 
he must pay "prevailing" wages, then he 
will hire competent people. This is the 
best assurance the state has of quality 
craftsmanship on its public buildings. 
With no prevailing wage requirement, this 
important safeguard would not exist. In 
fact, administrative costs for the state and 
other governmental units would likely in- 
crease, since they would then have to do 
more inspection and checking of con- 
tractor work. 



The major decisions affecting our organization have 
all been decided in convention — our name, our official 
seal, our union label, our general policies, our goals. 

33 [onuentions 
Ouer n lentury 
HauB [hnrted 
The toursB 
Of Our Union 

For the past 100 years, general con- 
ventions of the United Brotherhood 
have always been exciting events. Held 
annually at first, then every two years, 
and eventually every four years, these 
conventions have given rise to many 
of the momentous decisions governing 
the growth of our union. 

The general convention, while in 
session, is vested with all the execu- 
tive, legislative, and judicial authority 
of the Brotherhood, Special conven- 
tions may be called between general 
conventions when 15 local unions 
from different states or provinces pre- 
sent to the General Executive Board a 
special resolution which is eventually 
accepted by the Board. 


All Brotherhood members are rep- 
resented at the convention by dele- 
gates. The number of delegates repre- 
senting a local union depends on the 
the local's number of members in 
good-standing. A local of 100 mem- 
bers or less is entitled to one delegate, 
one of 500 or less has two, one of 
1,000 or less has three, and one of 
over 1,000 has four. State, provincial, 
and district councils are also entitled 
to single-delegate representation. Fin- 
ally, the General Officers, by virtue of 
their office, are automatic delegates to 
the convention. 

The election of delegates is held by 
secret ballot at special election meet- 
ings. All members are notified by mail 
to attend these meetings. Only mem- 
bers in good-standing for at least two 
consecutive years are eligible to be 

The General President presides at 
all conventions, and the General Sec- 
retary keeps a record of the conven- 
tion proceedings. Reports are sub- 
mitted by the General Treasurer, the 
General Executive Board, the Board 
of Trustees, as well as by committees 

on rules, on constitution, on griev- 
ances and appeals, on finance, and on 
credentials. Finally, the election of the 
General Officers takes place at the 

The Brotherhood's earliest conven- 
tions were extremely significant in de- 
termining the general course that the 
Brotherhood would follow in the years 
ahead. It was at the first convention in 
1881 that the Brotherhood was offi- 
cially formed and its constitution and 
bylaws established. 

On that summer day, August 8, 
1881, 36 delegates from 11 cities con- 
vened at Trades Assembly Hall in 
Chicago, III., "to unite in resisting the 
tyranny of the capitalist." Driven by 
low wages and long and arduous work- 
ing hours, their purpose was straight- 
forward — to form a national associa- 
tion of carpenters. They were 
responding to Peter J. McGuire's plea 
"to organize a National Union of Car- 
penters and Joiners" which had ap- 
peared several months earlier in the 
first Carpenter magazine. 

The convention was in session for 
four days. Some of the meetings were 
addressed in English, German, French, 
and Scandinavian, as fellow craftsmen 
decided to establish "The Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of Amer- 


Out of their deliberations came a 
declaration of the Carpenters' and 
Joiners' platform: "We, the delegates 
of various local unions in convention 
assembled, do hereby establish a Na- 
tional Union. The object of the organ- 
ization is to rescue our trade from its 
low estate and raise ourselves to that 
position in society which we as me- 
chanics are justly entitled, and to place 
ourselves on a foundation sufficiently 
strong to secure us from further en- 
croachments; and to elevate the moral, 
social and intellectual condition of 

every carpenter in the country; and to 
the consummation of so desirable an 
object we hereby pledge ourselves to 
work unceasingly." 

A Constitution and Laws also was 
adopted, which, from the start, gave 
local unions the right to make their 
own laws. The Carpenter magazine 
was designated the "organ of the 
craft," to be published in New York 
City, one-half in German, one-half in 

At the 2nd Annual Convention, held 
the following year in Philadelphia, Pa., 
the delegates voted to add two pages to 
the Carpenter magazine for the Ger- 
man language. In addition, they en- 
dorsed the nine-hour day and broad- 
ened the organization to embrace an 
endowment fund and a disability bene- 
fit program without extra tax on mem- 

The next convention was held in 
Cincinnati, O., in 1884. At this time, 
the Brotherhood's official emblem was 
adopted, consisting of a rule, compass, 
and jack plane within a shield. The 
convention also voted to move the 
general headquarters to Cleveland, 
where it remained until 1886, when 
the 4th Convention, held in Buffalo, 
N.Y., voted to move it to Philadelphia 
for a minimum period of 10 years. At 
this point, conventions were held every 
two years. 

In 1888, at the 5th General Conven- 
tion, held in Detroit, Mi., the Brother- 
hood acquired its official title, the 
"United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America." It was at 
this time that the United Order of Car- 
penters, an organization of 5,000 
members founded in 1872, merged 
with the original Brotherhood. In addi- 
tion, the concept of geographical dis- 
tricts originated as the 100 delegates 
from 78 local unions divided the 
Brotherhood's jurisdiction into seven 
districts with seven vice-presidents. 



■.m^' m 


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Delegates to the United Brotherhood's Fourth General Convention. August 3-6, 1886, assembled outside the convention hall 
in Buffalo, N.Y., for this official picture. Peter J. McGuire, founder and secretary-treasurer of the five-year-old organization is 
seated at center in the front row, immediately behind and between tixe two delegates seated on the walkway. There were two 
black delegates to this convention; both are seated in tlie first row. One of these was L. E. Rames, secretary of a black local in 
Charleston, S.C., who was elected Fourth Vice President of the Brotherhood at the 1884 Convention in Cincinnati, O. 

In 1900, at its 1 1th Convention held 
in Scranton, Pa., the Brotherhood 
adopted for the first time a union label 
for use on all union-made products. 


The 12th General Convention, held 
in Atlanta, Ga., in 1902, determined 
the officer corps as we know it today. 
It included a president, two vice- 
presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and 
a General Executive Board, consisting 
at that time of seven members, one 
from each district. The delegates also 
voted to move the headquarters to the 
Stevenson Building in Indianapolis. 

Four years later, at the 14th Con- 
vention in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the 
delegates chose to buy a site and erect 
their own headquarters building in 

Following the first World War, gen- 
eral conventions were held every four 
years. For three years following the 
20th Convention, held in Indianapolis, 
Ind., in 1920, Brotherhood officials 
discussed the option of building a 
home for aged carpenters. Eventually, 
a 1 ,684-acre site in Lake County, Fla., 
was bought for the project, a contract 

signed on December 15, 1923, and the 
construction completed on March 1, 
1928, for a total of $1,494,000. That 
same year, the official building dedica- 
tion ceremony took place at the 22nd 
General Convention which was held 
at the Home. 

During the next 20 years, the Broth- 
erhood postponed several of its con- 
ventions due to exceptional circum- 
stances. Conventions were delayed in 
1932 due to depression conditions and 
in the 1940s due to World War II. In 
1946, the 25th General Convention, 
held in Lakeland, Fla., was the first 
post-war convention. 


In August of this year, the Brother- 
hood will celebrate its 100th anniver- 
sary convention in Chicago, the site of 
the Brotherhood's birthplace. This 34th 
Convention is scheduled only three 
years after the 33rd General Conven- 
tion of 1978 to account for the Broth- 
erhood's centennial celebration. After 
this convention, the Brotherhood will 
meet in convention every five years. 

The upcoming 34th General Con- 

vention will be a pivotal point in 
Brotherhood history. It not only marks 
the end of a century of struggle and 
dedication towards protecting the 
workers of North America, but it also 
marks the beginning of a new period 
of decisions and ideas that will affect 
many future generations of hard-work- 
ing North Americans. And, forever 
influential in the decision-making 
processes of our past, present, and 
future leaders . are the century-old 
words of Peter I. McGuire: 

"In the present age there is no hope 
for workingmen outside of organiza- 
tion. Without a trades union; the work- 
man meets the employer at a great 
disadvantage. The capitalist has the 
advantage of past accumulations; the 
laborer, unassisted by combination, 
has not. Knowing this, the capitalist 
can wait, while his men, without funds, 
have no other alternative but to sub- 
mit. But with organization the case is 
altered; and the more widespread the 
organization, the better. Then the 
workman is able to meet the employer 
on equal terms. ... If the strong com- 
bine, why should not the weak?" 

The 31st General Convention at San Francisco in 1970 had a record attendance of The nomination of officers and board 

2,361 delegates, representing four provincial councils, 25 state councils, and 2,290 local members, when delegates demonstrate 
unions. Since that time, the number of convention delegates has consistently grown. for their favored candidates. 






The USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey's 
flagship, as she steamed into the Battle 
of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898, in a paint- 
ing by C.G. Evers. 


Nearly 25 years ago, the City of Phila- 
delphia stepped forward to rescue the 
USS Olympia from the "scrap heap" and 
to launch a major restoration of this 
century-old warship. 

One section of the cruiser that needed 
restoring was the carpentry shop, and 
carpenter apprentices from the Philadel- 
phia District Council recently accom- 
plished this. For this reason, on Novem- 
ber 14, 1980, at Penn's Landing in Phila- 
delphia, the carpentry shop aboard the 
Olympia was dedicated by General Presi- 
dent William Konyha. 

The USS Olympia is the sole surviving 
naval relic of the Spanish-American War. 
One of America's first steel ships, she was 
built during the 1880s and 1890s by union 
ironworkers in San Francisco as part of 
a program to modernize the American 
Navy. Authorized in September, 1888, 
as cruiser Number 6, her keel was laid 
in June, 1891, and she was launched in 
November, 1892. 

The 344-foot-long cruiser carried a 
crew of 33 officers and 395 enlisted men 
and had ample quarters for a flag officer 
and his staff. She was not commissioned, 
however, until 1895, when she joined the 

Asiatic Fleet of Rear Admiral F. V. Mc- 
Nair. She spent three years cruising the 
waters of the Far East, visiting Japan, 
China, and the Sandwich Islands. 

In January, 1898, the Olympia became 
the flagship of Commodore George 
Dewey, and, several months later, she 
steamed into Manila Bay off Luzon in 
the Philippines where she defeated the 
Spanish forces. 

She returned to the United States the 
following year for general repairs and, in 
1902, joined the North Atlantic Squadron, 
serving for four years as flagship for the 
Caribbean Division. In May, 1907, she 
became the summer cruise ship for the 
Naval Academy in Annapolis, and, in 
1912, she served as a barracks ship at 
Charleston, S.C. 

During World War I, the Olympia 
faced action once again as a flagship of 
the United States Patrol Force, seeing 
duty off New York and Nova Scotia. In 
1918, she was sent to Russia as part of 
an allied force protecting military sup- 
plies from the Germans. Later, she was 
shifted to the Mediterranean, Adriatic, 
and Black Seas to help stabilize the 
turbulent aftermath of the war in those 

She completed her final mission in 
1921 when she transported the body of 
America's "unknown soldier" from Le 
Havre, France to Arlington National 
Cemetery for burial. On September 1, 
1922, she was decommissioned for the 
last time at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 
where she remained inactive and un- 
attended for three decades. 

Then, in 1954, the Congress decreed 
the scrapping of several historic ships, 
including the Olympia, unless they were 
claimed and restored by a patriotic organ- 
ization. Therefore, in 1958, the Cruiser 
Olympia Association was formed, and 
the oldest steel ship of the Navy was 
eventually restored with the help of many 
devoted workers and volunteers. She was 
moved to Penn's Landing several years 
ago and is now open for visitors. She is 
also the home for both the Boy Scouts 
of America Sea Explorers and the 
Olympia Sea Cadets. 

In the words of President Konyha, the 
Olympia is a symbol of "American leader- 
ship" and a "living testament to the 
craftsmanship of American workers that 
is the very heart of American might and 

General President Konyha was piped aboard the restored 
USS Olympia in full Navy tradition, as he went up the gang- 
plank for dedicatory ceremonies. Behind him was Tom Miller, 
secretary-treasurer of the Pennsylvania Building and Con- 
struction Trades Council. The weather was cold hut clear as 
the labor and management officials joined in the ceremonies. 

With General President Konyha, as he prepared to cut the 
ribbon at the entrance to the carpenter shop, from left to right, 
are Richard Schwertncr of the Associated General Con- 
tractors: Robert Cook, Gen. Contractors Assn. of Phila.; 
Miller; Cong. Ray Lederer; Frank Radonski, Gen. Contractors 
Assn.; and Martin Durkin of the Philadelphia District Council. 




A pedestrian ramp jor spectators seated in the northwest section of the Capitol 
grounds is completed by Louis Parks of Local 1126 and Joe Robertson of Local 1145. 

Brotherhood Members Built Inaugural Stands 

Tom "Dutch" Holland of Local 1145, job 
steward, looks over plans for the broad- 
casters' booths on Pennsylvania Avenue 
opposite the White House. 


January 20 was a big day for the in- 
coming Reagan Administration, and the 
inauguration of the 40th US President 
was a spectacular event. The inaugural 
stand where the President took his oath 
of office, the spectator stands, the broad- 
casting booths, and the reviewing stand 

at the White House were all erected by 
the skilled members of the Washington, 
D.C. and Vicinity District Council. That 
assured the GOP of a top quality launch- 
ing of the ship of state, as it faces the 
tremendous problems of the next four 

1 ' f 

Dale Menestrina of Local 1590 aligns an upright as he works 
on a railing for a spectators' stand. 

The reviewing stand in front of the White House was made 
ready by a full crew of Brotherhood members. 

A foreman, Bruce Romesberg, left, works with Charles Kolband 
and Lewis Courtaney atop the broadcasters' stand on Pennsyl- 
vania Avenue. President Reagan's reviewing stand for the 
parade nears completion in the background. William Pritchett, 
D.C. business agent, covered the job for the district council. 

Ken Ritchey, president of Associated Builders, Inc., contractors, 
foreground, looks over the work with Frank Fields, vice 
president; Donald Simmons, secretary; and Robert Graulich. 
With them from the General Services Administration were 
Ross Lawson, Richard Super, and Robert Weppner. 



OSHA Failures Must Be Turned 
Into OSHA Successes, 
Konyha Tells Building Trades 


On December 4, 1980, General 
President William Konyha hosted an 
Occupational Safety and Health Com- 
mittee meeting of the AFL-CIO's 
Building and Construction Trades De- 
partment at the Hay-Adams Hotel in 
Washington, D.C. 

In his address to the group. Konyha 
stressed the need to prevent the grow- 
ing number of on-the-job accidents and 
deaths that occur each year and to 
"turn OSHA failures . . . into OSHA 
successes." He recommended that 
labor and management work jointly 
and not as adversaries to accomplish 
these goals. 

"Nothing can beat cooperation and 
teamwork," Konyha stated as he pro- 
posed the establishment of a "joint 
labor and management program" and 
a "national construction industry joint 
occupational safety and health pro- 
gram." "In unity and in coalition there 
is strength!" 

Konyha expressed shock and con- 
cern that 5,000 workers lost their lives 
in 1979 due to on-the-job accidents 
or illnesses, as reported by the US 
Labor Department, and that an addi- 
tional 6.1 million workers suffered 
work-related injuries or ailments. He 
cited the "insensitive attitude of in- 
dustry toward OSHA" as being "most 
unfortunate" and suggested that such 
an attitude "must be approached with 
understanding and in whatever new 
ways may be necessary." 

"It is up to labor and management, 
because OSHA alone can not do it!" 
Konyha continued. "Unions alone can 
not do it! Nor can management do it 

Konyha expressed his full "support 
toward a fully integrated, strong and 
active National Joint Safety and 
Health Program that is researched, 
planned, developed and guided by a 
National Labor Management Com- 
mittee." He stated that such a joint 
program would allow for organized 

communication and delivery of safety 
knowledge and technology to the en- 
tire national structure, both of which 
have been lacking in current OSHA 

Konyha likened the principle of 
establishing a joint safety and health 
program to the institution years ago 
of national joint apprentice programs, 
which have met with great success. 

"The secret was simply joint planning 
— joint determination — and joint com- 
mitment by labor and management 
with government advising and helping 
as needed," Konyha stated. "Our 
Brotherhood is moving in that direc- 
tion so we may look back to the same 
great success in safety that we have 
had now over a quarter of a century 
with our training programs." 

THE PICTURES: Above, Wayne Christeiisen, safety and health consultant to the 
National Constructors Assn. is attentive to General Konyha's address. Below left. 
President Konyha accepts a special certificate in recognition of his extensive support 
of worker-safety-and-healtli prof^rams. Below right. Brotherhood safety and health 
director Nick Loope, left, with Bob Cooney, first general vice president of the Iron 
Workers, and Arthur Schmuhl, director of safety and health of the Associated 
General Contractors. 

To formalize the 
General President's 
proposal for a 
National Joint 
Safety and Health 
Committee, the 
Brotherhood re- 
search department 
designed an ad- 
ministrative chart 
showing how 
labor, management 
and government 
would work 



Unionists Strucic Down 

Continued from Page 7 

In a letter to Kirkland, President 
Jimmy Carter said that the land reform 
work of Hammer, Pearlman, and Viera 
"has not only served the cause of social 
justice, it has also been an effective in- 
strument to counter the radical Marxism 
that would replace an old tyranny with 
a new one. 

"In their memory, we must all re- 
dedicate ourselves to put an end to the 
senseless terrorism of both right and left, 
and to implement the agrarian reform." 

Carter added that the sacrificial effort 
of Hammer and Pearlman in behalf of 
the El Salvadoran reform project was "a 
tribute to the courage and idealism of the 
AFL-CIO and of the free labor move- 
ment in this hemisphere." 

AIFLD Executive Director William C. 
Doherty said he believed that Hammer 
and Pearlman were the first American 
trade unionists killed in Latin America — 
possibly in the world — while carrying out 
their official duties overseas. 

Their assassination came as "a com- 
plete and total shock," he said adding: 
"We don't know who did the killing. It 
could have been people either from the 
extreme right or extreme left. Both have 
killed many thousands of people down 

The slayings occurred a month after 
the U.S. government officially protested 
the murder of four American missionaries 
in El Salvador and temporarily withheld 
financial aid from that country, a Central 
American republic about the size of 
Massachusetts. The missionaries — three 
Roman Catholic nuns and a lay worker — 
were found shot to death southeast of the 
capital. Another American, a private 
security advisor to the El Salvadoran 
police, was killed on December 17. 

Pressure from poor farm workers and 
sharecroppers for land ownership has 
been a major source of political violence 
in El Salvador during the past year. The 
agrarian reform program, under which 
large plantations have been expropriated, 
with compensation, by the government 
and turned over to peasant farmers has 
been under attack from both left-wing, 
communist-inspired guerrilla forces intent 
on destabilizing the country and a rela- 
tively small number of large landholders 
who want to hang on to the status quo. 

Julio Alfredo Samaloa, El Salvador's 
minister of labor and social security, con- 
demned the "vile assassination" of the 
three men, saying they were "executed 
by extremists who oppose the process of 
agrarian transformation, which is being 
put into effect for the benefit of hundreds 
of thousands of campesinos (peasant- 

Hammer had been with AIFLD for 17 
years, starting on a part-time basis while 
a student at Georgetown University's 
School of Foreign Service in Washington. 

Hammer served with the AIFLD in 
Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecua- 
dor, Brazil, and elsewhere in Latin Amer- 


ica as well as in El Salvador. AIFLD 
holds contracts with the U.S. Agency for 
International Development (AID), assist- 
ing trade unions in Central and South 
America and in the Caribbean area. 

About two years ago. Hammer was 
put in charge of AIFLD's Agrarian 
Union Development Service in Washing- 
ton. The agency provides technical assis- 
tance in establishing credit cooperatives 
for peasant farmers, organizing peasant 
unions, advising workers on their legal 
rights, and on obtaining credit for the 
purchase of seed and harvesting equip- 

Hammer had arrived in El Salvador 
on the morning of the day which he and 
his companions were gunned down by 
two unidentified men at San Salvador's 
Sheraton Hotel, where AID has an office. 

Pearlman had been in the country for 
seven months as AIFLD's liaison repre- 
sentative in El Salvador, working on new 
regulations for the government's land- 
redistribution program. Pearlman's body 
was flown to Seattle for burial. Hammer 
was to be buried at Arlington National 

Outlook Bleak 

Continued from Page 5 

After relatively modest increases in 
some recent months, the energy price 
picture for November was mixed. 
Gasoline prices increased 0.8% while 
natural gas and electricity charges fell 
2%. But household fuel oil prices 
jumped 1.5%. 

BLS reported that the average na- 
tionwide price of a gallon of regular, 
leaded gasoline was $1,188, unchanged 
from October. For unleaded gasoline, 
the average November price was $1.25 
a gallon, the same as the previous 

Apparel prices rose a slight 0.1% 
in November. Medical care costs in- 
creased 0.7%. Entertainment costs 
were up 0.5%. 

Social Security Tax 
Edges Up This Year 

Both the social security tax rate and 
the maximum earnings subject to the tax 
went up last month. 

Most workers were affected only by 
the change in the tax rate, which rose 
for both employees and their employers 
from 6.13% of covered earnings to 

Only persons who earn more than 
$25,900, which was the previous ceiling 
on wages subject to the social security 
tax, will be affected by the rise in the tax- 
able wage base to $29,700. About 10% of 
the workforce is in this group. In return 
for paying more into the fund, they will 
become entitled to higher future retire- 
ment benefits and greater family protec- 
tion in the event of disability or death. 

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Under laws administered by the US 
Consumer Products Safety Com- 
mission, an estimated 117 million 
potentially hazardous products have 
been called back from the market- 
place and consumers since 1973 
(when CPSC was created). Most of 
these were voluntarily recalled by 
manufacturers who established pro- 
grams to repair or replace the 
products, or to refund the purchase 
price. Recent actions include the 

louin mouier Ularning 

Owners of more than 18,000 
cordless battery-powered lawn 
mowers are being warned that a 
possible defect in the mower's bat- 
tery may pose a fire hazard while 
the mower sits unused in a garage 
or storage area. 

The warning is being issued 
jointly by the manufacturer. Black 
& Decker (U.S.) Inc. of Towson, 
Maryland, and the U.S. Consumer 
Product Safety Commission. 

The company has received eight 
separate complaints from consum- 
ers reporting that the battery on 
their lawn mower caught on fire 
while in storage. Black & Decker 
currently is conducting tests on 
their model 8055 cordless battery- 
powered mowers to determine the 
exact cause of the fires. 

There have been no reports of 
injuries or deaths related to the 
fires. In addition, neither CPSC nor 
the company has received reports 
of battery fires occurring while the 
lawn mowers were being used by 

The Black & Decker lawn mow- 
ers are orange and white in color 
and have two blades which produce 
a 19-inch cut. They were manu- 
factured in 1976 and sold nation- 
wide In hardware stores and other 
retail outlets between January, 
1976 and August, 1980. The model 
number 8055 is embossed with the 
words "19-inch Cordless Twin 
Motor" on the top of the plastic 
housing next to the battery. 

While the company is conduct- 
ing tests and developing a program 
to repair the lawn mowers, con- 
sumers are being urged to remove 
Continued on Page 19 

New Rules 
Better Eye Care 


Over 50% of the population wear eye- 
glasses or contact lenses. But, until re- 
cently, many consumers did not have the 
tools to make intelligent purchasing deci- 
sions for better eye care. Now a Federal 
Trade Commission Trade Regulation 
Rule, effective July 13, 1978, gives some 
help to consumers of vision care. 

Before the rule, people who examined 
your eyes often required you to buy your 
glasses from them, too. Since they held 
on to the results of your eye examina- 
tion, you couldn't do much if you were 
unhappy with the prices, quality, and 
selection of eyeglasses you were offered. 


The new Trade Regulation Rule re- 
quires eye doctors to give patients their 
eyeglass prescriptions immediately after 
an eye exam. They can't charge extra for 
doing this. If you're not given your pre- 
scription, ask for it. It is your legal right 
to obtain it. With prescription in hand, 
you can shop around for eyeglasses just 
as you would for any other product, 
looking for the best quality at the best 


Prices shouldn't be the only considera- 
tion in choosing someone to examine 
your eyes and fill your prescription. 
Other things you should think about are: 
( 1 ) the type of eye doctor you choose 
for the eye examination, (2) the quality 
of eyewear, and (3) the service you re- 
ceive if something goes wrong. 

1. The Eye Doctor: Consumers should 
know the differences among ophthalmol- 
ogists, optometrists, and opticians and 
the services each is qualified to perform. 
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors 
(MD's) who specialize in treating eyes. 
They can prescribe drugs and perform 
surgery, and they may provide eyewear, 
too. Optometrists are doctors of optom- 
etry (OD's). They are trained in detect- 
ing eye diseases, and in a few states they 

may be able to treat eye diseases in cer- 
tain circumstances. They can examine 
eyes and prescribe and provide eyewear. 
Opticians fill prescriptions for eyewear 
written by ophthalmologists and optom- 
etrists. They cannot examine eyes or 
prescribe lenses. 

2. Quality of Eyewear: It's diflScult for 
consumers to find out about quality of 
eyewear and optical services before buy- 
ing. Studies show that price alone is not 
necessarily an indication of quality in 
eyewear. Local consumer affairs offices, 
the Better Business Bureau, or your 
friends are probably the best information 
sources. Ask them about their experi- 

3. Services: The kind of service that 
eyewear providers give consumers who 
have a problem is an important piece of 
buying information. Before you buy, ask 
about delivery time, refund policy, and 
who pays for replacement lenses if the 
first ones are not right. 

Consumers are no longer at a disad- 
vantage. They now have the tools they 
need to shop around. If consumers do a 
little research and also assert their rights, 
they can now expect to receive quality 
eye care at a reasonable price. 

Consumer Guide 
Published by lUD 

The AFL-CIO Industrial Union De- 
partment has published a pamphlet — 
developed by the Consumer Federation 
of America — called "Inflation Fighter's 
Guide." The guide identifies ten key rules 
for fighting inflation. Each rule, accord- 
ing to CFA Executive Director Stephen 
Brobeck, "has the potential to save 
families hundreds and even thousands of 
dollars." For a free copy, send a stamped, 
self-addressed envelope to: Inflation 
Fighter's Guide, Consumer Federation of 
America, 1012 14th St., NW, Wash., 
D.C. 20005. (Mention that you read 
about it in the Carpenter magazine.) 



AFL-CIO Regional Conferences Focus 
On Labor s 1981 Goals, Challenges 

A series of seven regional conferences 
will be held by the AFL-CIO early this 
year to bring together federation leaders, 
officers of state and local central bodies 
and national and regional staff to discuss 
strengthening the federation's structure 
and programs. 

"As we enter the AFL-CIO's centennial 
year," Federation President Lane Kirk- 
land said in a letter announcing the con- 
ferences, "it is time once again to re- 
examine labor's aspirations and chal- 
lenges. It is time, too, to strengthen and 
nourish the local roots of our move- 

The regional meetings, which begin 
next month, are an expansion of the 
area conferences formerly conducted by 
the AFL-CIO Committee on Political 
Education. Kirkland said they "will con- 
cern all aspects of the AFL-CIO" and 
designed "to produce a free flow of ideas, 
opinions and evaluations of labor pro- 
grams at all levels." 

Kirkland, AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Thomas 
R. Donahue and heads of the federa- 
tion's staff departments will participate 
in each of the two-day conferences and 
meet with state and local central body 
officers and the federation's regional and 
COPE staff. 


The official emblem of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America is now emblazoned on special 
Shipwrights', Carpenters', Millwrights' 
and Millmen's belt buckles, and you can 
order such buckles now from the Gen- 
eral Offices in Washington. Manufac- 
tured of sturdy metal, the buckle is 
SVs inches wide by 2 inches deep and 
will accommodate all modern snap-on 
belts. The buckle comes in a gift box 
and makes a fine gift. 

BELT BUCKLE $5"^° each 

Send order and remittance to: 

JOHN S. ROGERS, General Secretary 

United Brotlierliood of Carpenters and 

Joiners of America 

101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., 

Wasliington, D.C. 20001. 

Also taking part will be representatives 
of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, 
the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Front- 
lash, the National Council of Senior 
Citizens and the Labor Council for Latin 
American Advancement. 

"The New Year brings both opportuni- 
ties and challenges," Kirkland said. "We 
mean to take full advantage of the new 
possibilities by strengthening the structure 
of the AFL-CIO and the two-way flow 
of ideas." 

The schedule of conferences: 

Mar. 5-7, in Philadelphia to include 
Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Dela- 
ware, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and 
the District of Columbia. 

Mar. 9-11, in Boston to include Mas- 
sachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Con- 
necticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine 
and New Hampshire. 

Mar. 19-21, in Chicago to include 
Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, In- 
diana and Minnesota. 

Mar. 26-28, in San Francisco to in- 
clude California, Washington, Oregon, 
Nevada, Hawaii and Alaska. 

Mar. 30-Apr. 1, in Denver to include 
Colorado, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, 
South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, 
North Dakota and Nebraska. 

Apr. 2-4, in Atlanta to include Georgia, 
Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, 
North Carolina and South Carolina. 

June 4-6, in New Orleans to include 
Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, 
Kansas and Missouri. 

Additional details will be provided 
participants in advance of the meetings. 

Lawn A/lower Warning 

Continued from Page 18 

the fuses from the battery before placing 
the mower in storage. Consumers also are 
being advised to store the mower at a 
safe distance from flammable materials. 

To obtain instructions on how to re- 
move the battery fuses, other safety pre- 
cautions, and to arrange for future cor- 
rections by Black & Decker Service 
Centers, consumers should call Black & 
Decker's toll-free number at 800-638- 

Hotline Numbers: Toll-free CPSC hotline 
800-638-8326. Maryland only, 800-492- 
8363. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Vir- 
gin Islands, 800-638-8333. A teletype- 
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a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. National (includ- 
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poiiuTion conTROis 

about $215 per car. The industry pre- 
dictions included overestimates of 
about 130% at the higher end of the 

• The electric utilities overesti- 
mated by 36% the cost of complying 
with water pollution control require- 
ments from 1974 to 1977. While the 
industry predicted $2.6 billion in costs, 
the actual expenditures amounted to 
some $1.91 billion. EPA under- 
estimated the cost, forecasting $1.7 
billion in expenditures. 

The electric utilities were closer to 
the actual cost when predicting the 
bill for installing "scrubbers" to re- 
move sulfur dioxide gases from their 
smokestacks in the period 1974 to 
1977. The industry forecast $87 per 
kilowatt while the actual cost was $96. 
EPA estimated $71. 

Often the government's own calculations 
of expected compliance costs were higher 
than the actual costs later proved to be. 

A special report from Press Associates, Inc. 

Whenever government proposes a 
rule to help protect workers or the 
public from an in-plant or environ- 
mental pollutant, a common refrain 
from industry is that the cost of com- 
pliance will far exceed any conceiv- 
able benefit to the public health and 

Corporate protests that cleanup 
measures will cost millions or billions 
of dollars usually come hand-in-hand 
with threats of plant shutdowns and 
consequent loss of jobs and revenue 
for workers and their communities. 

The costs of cleanup, businessmen 
are wont to say, would be simply too 
much to bear, and certainly much 
more than the regulators would have 
the public believe. 

A recent study done by consultants 
for the Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) brings some new and 
valuable information to the debate. 

"Comparisons of Estimated and Ac- 
tual Pollution Control Cost for 
Selected Industries" reveals that not 
only are industry cost predictions 
sometimes gross exaggerations of the 
expenses that are actually incurred, 
but often the government's own calcu- 
lations of expected compliance costs 
also are higher than the costs later 
prove to be. 

The study examined pollution con- 
trol costs for the automobile, pulp and 
paper, petroleum refining, iron and 
steel and electric utilities industries. It 
evaluated capital costs — money spent 

to install new pollution control equip- 
ment — during the mid-1970s, a period 
in which several major pollution con- 
trol measures took effect. 

For example, in 1975, automakers 
for the first time were required to in- 
stall catalytic converters on most of 
their cars in order to meet new fed- 
eral exhaust emission standards. Two 
years later, tougher water pollution 
control rules for major industries took 


Among the findings of the EPA- 
sponsored study were: 

• For the iron and steel industry, 
water pollution control costs for 1975 
to 1977 were forecast at about $830 
million by EPA and at about $1.6 bil- 
lion by the industry. The actual cost 
proved to be $510 million. EPA's esti- 
mate was 60% above the mark. The 
industry forecast was 210% too high. 

• For the petroleum refining in- 
dustry, the cost of water pollution con- 
trol from 1974 to 1977 was estimated 
at $1.4 billion by both EPA and the 
industry. Actual expenditures were 
about $590 million, 140% less than 

• The automobile industry said the 
sticker price increases per car, as a 
result of costs to comply with new 
emission standards in 1975 and 1976, 
would be $110 to $496. EPA's fore- 
cast was $200 to $220, remarkably 
close to the actual sticker price rise of 


In the one "role reversal" uncov- 
ered by the consultants, the pulp and 
paper industry underestimated by 22% 
the cost of water pollution control for 
1972 to 1977. The industry forecast 
$1.1 billion in costs compared to 
actual expenditures of $1.4 billion. 
EPA, on the other hand, overestimated 
costs, predicting $1.6 billion in capital 

All told, in four of the five indus- 
tries studied — auto, iron and steel, 
pulp and paper and electric utilities 
(water pollution control only) — EPA 
estimates were closer to the actual 
costs of compliance than were the pre- 
dictions of industry. 

In three of the cases the industry's 
predictions ran to more than double 
those of the expenses they actually 
incurred. In only one case — air pollu- 
tion control in the electric power 
plants — did industry make a more ac- 
curate prediction than the government. 

Declared EPA Administrator Doug- 
las Costle, in releasing the report: 
"The study illustrates that the cost of 
meeting pollution control requirements 
usually has been less than predicted 
by industry or EPA." 

Debate undoubtedly will continue 
over costs and benefits of pollution 
control — despite modern society's in- 
creasing cancer rate and the recent 
report by a Presidential panel that up 
to 80 to 90% of all cancers are en- 
vironmentally induced. But while the 
debate will continue, the EPA- 
sponsored study should help clarify at 
least one element of the controversy. 
From now on, industry outcries over 
anticipated costs of pollution control 
rules can be viewed from a more 
realistic and informed perspective. 



uiE [oncRnruiniE 

. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to pubhc offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 



McLean, left, and Teslo. 

Loren McLean, business agent of 
Local 1042, Plattsburgh, N.Y., was re- 
cently one of 11 Building Trades repre- 
sentatives to receive an Olympics Medal 
from the Lake Placid Olympics Organiz- 
ing Committee. 

McLean and the ten other union repre- 
sentatives had signed an agreement with 
the Lake Placid Olympics Organizing 
Committee guaranteeing that there would 
be no strikes, walkouts, lockouts, or 
work stoppages in the Winter Olympics 

The Olympic Project Agreement was 
conceived and put into effect by General 
Secretary and New York State Council 
President John Rogers and New York 
State Building and Construction Trades 
Council President Peter Brennan. 

McLean, left in the accompanying 
photograph, received the medal, a pewter 
replica of the awards given to the 
athletes of the Lake Placid games and 
the highest award given to non-partici- 
pants, from Theodore Testo, right, assist- 
ant industrial commissioner of New York 
State, for having met the construction 
deadline. Testo had been appointed as 
coordinator for the Project Agreement 
and had made decisions for work con- 
tinuation during jurisdictional disputes. 


Update, a newsletter published by the 
Greater St. Louis, Mo., District Council, 
won a first place award in a recent com- 
petition of the International Labor Press 
Association. The award was officially 
presented to Council Executive Secretary- 
Treasurer OIlie Langhorst and President 
William Steinkamp by Ed Finkelstein, 
president of Union Communications 
Corp., a firm which assists the council 
in producing the publication. 


Perry Joseph, business manager of 
Carpet, Linoleum, Hardwood and Resili- 
ent Tile Layers Local 1310 in St. Louis, 
Mo., has been elected one of seven 
directors of the City of St. Louis Indus- 
trial Development Authority (IDA) by 
the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. His 
term will end May 11, 1985. 

The IDA is a private corporation de- 
signed to create jobs by offering incen- 
tives to attract and retain businesses in 
the city of St. Louis. Organized under 
state law, it has the authority to approve 
and issue tax-exempt bonds to finance 
individual, industrial, and commercial 
projects not exceeding $10 million per 

Upon winning the election, Joseph told 
the St. Louis Labor Tribune, "I'm pleased 
to be able to accept this appointment 
because it involves the creation of jobs 
which are desperately needed in our 


John L. Watts, executive secretary of 
the Bay Counties District Council of 
Carpenters in San Francisco, Calif., has 
been elected 1981 president of the Inter- 
national Foundation of Employee Bene- 
fit Plans. Based in Brookfield, Wis., and 
with a membership of over 22,000 
people, the 26-year-old Foundation is 
the largest organization dedicated to the 
education of trustees, 
administrators, and 
advisors who serve 
employee benefit 

Watts, currently a 
labor trustee for the 
Carpenters Health 
and Welfare Trust 
Fund and the Car- 
penters Pension 
Trust Fund, has been 
active in Foundation affairs in many 
capacities. He has been president-elect 
and secretary-treasurer, has served on the 
board of directors, and has been a mem- 
ber of the trustees and the educational 
program committees. 

Finally, he has been assistant treasurer 
for the Carpenters Funds Administrative 
Office of Northern California and ap- 
prentice coordinator for the local appren- 
ticeship program in San Francisco. He is 
a former commissioner and chairman of 
the State of California Apprenticeship 


G. Duncan Bauman, publisher of the 
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, left, reads 
the inscription on the plaque accom- 
panying the award, to the honoree and 
the large audience. 

Ollie W. Langhorst, executive secretary- 
treasurer of the Carpenters District Coun- 
cil of Greater St. Louis, Mo., was re- 
cently selected by The St. Louis Globe- 
Democrat as the recipient of its coveted 
1980 Humanities Award. 

The selection, the first for a labor 
leader in the 21-year history of the 
award, was announced by the Globe- 
Democrat in its Christmas, 1980, edition. 

The Humanities Award was established 
by the Globe in 1959 to recognize "That 
citizen whose entire life truly reflects the 
universal aspirations of mankind toward 
the fatherhood of God and the brother- 
hood of man." 

Langhorst joins a very select list of 
civic, business, religious and medical 
leaders from throughout the St. Louis 
area who have received the award in 
the past. 

The award presentation was made 
January 2 at Carpenters Hall, 1401 
Hampton, in St. Louis. 


The Brotherhood congratulates Beulah 
Post for the years of devotion she has 
given to the Carpenters Union. Mrs. Post 
has been active with Local 2078, Vista, 
Calif., since its founding in 1936. She 
now serves as its publicity person. 

In fact, Mrs. Post's first husband, 
Oscar Hartley, bought the lot where 
Carpenters Hall, a Vista landmark, now 
stands and, with 
some other carpen- 
ters, eventually built 
the hall. By renting 
out the building as 
much as possible, 
they were able to 
improve it with the 
money they raised. 
^ ^■■_L' ; jfe Mrs. Post is also 
vaB^K.^ the last surviving 
■ijORSBi^ charter member of 
Ladies Auxiliary 412 
and a charter member and current presi- 
dent of Super Carpenters No. 1, a group 
for retired Carpenters. She helped to 
found both of these organizations. 

Mrs. Post 



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proportions. In recent years, The Carpen- 
ter has described how members of the 
United Brotherhood built "biggest and 
best" roller coasters from the Magic 
Mountain in California to the Great 
American Scream Machine at Six Flags 
over Georgia and the spectacular Gemini 
at Sandusky, O. 

Now comes The American Eagle — 
1600 feet longer than its closest competi- 
tion (The Beast at Kings Island, O.) 
and with a vertical drop of 147 feet (six 

feet deeper than The Beast). The Amer- 
ican Eagle is the major attraction at a 
new theme park, "Great America" created 
by the Marriott Corporation at Gurnee, 
111., scheduled to open in the spring. 

Designed and constructed by Figley- 
Wright Contractors Inc. for Intamin, Inc., 
the Eagle has 2,000 concrete footings, 
uses 1,060,000 board feet of lumber, 
60,720 bolts, 30,600 pounds of nails, and 
will take over 20,000 man hours to build. 

The work is being done by members 
of four Lake County, 111., local unions 
out of the Chicago District Council: 
Locals 250, 461, 448, and 1996. 

America's newest and biggest roller 
coaster, The American Eagle. 

THE FIRST WOODEN BENT, or frame, was erected on July 20. 1980. 
Each section of a bent is six feet tall. Over 1 ,060,000 board feet of lumber, 
which has been chemically treated with a wood preservative, will be used to 
build the coaster. Carpenters are shown here as they began putting up the 
framework for the first giant hill guests will face when they ride The Eagle. 

a 76-fool-high loop is what coaster 
lovers must survive when they ride 
Great America's Tidal Wave. 

THE AMERICAN EAGLE's first giant lift began to rise into the skyline last August. It gave a glimpse of what riders would face 
as they're pulled up the 330-foot incline to a height of 127 feet and then plummeted downward at 66 miles per hour, at a 
55-degree angle — a drop of 147 feet! 



niEniBERS in the 


Bob Sanders, a millwright of Local 266, Stockton, Calif., 
not only cuts metal for a living, he also cuts records. Since 
the 1960s, he and his wife Bernice have been the "New Day 
Gospel Singers." 

The Sanders already have 18 copyrighted songs. They have 
started their own publishing company, New Day Publishing, 
and they record under the Royal King Records Label. 

In 1972, they put together an album of 12 songs, using 
funds provided by a relative. There was no band in the 
background, and no degree of radio-land success. 

Then in 1979, they recorded four more songs on two 
45-speed records. All four songs were written by family 
members, one each by Bob and Bernice and the other two by 
sisters of Bernice, and all are personal testimonies of the 
writers' experiences with God. 

One of the songs, "Preacher Man," sung to the accompani- 
ment of Nashville's Buck Owens' Buckaroos band, is a 
"sarcastic stab at flashy, money-grubbing evangelist types." 
The music for the song was written by Bob and Bernice, 
the lyrics by Bemice's sister, Barbara Clapham. 

The Sanders do not belong to any church. Yet they see their 
mission as teaching the "world hungry, searching people" 
God's message to disregard the many "dos and don'ts of man" 
and to "come as you are." 


Andy Williams, an apprentice of Local 916, Aurora, 111., 
never had life-saving instructions in his life. But that didn't 
stop him from diving into a pond and rescuing a drowning 
man last fall. 

Williams, 29, was fishing at Casey's Pond one afternoon, 
near the neutrino waste disposal area of the Fermi National 
Accelerator Laboratory in Aurora. He watched 22-year-old 
Steve Foster walk into the pond to retrieve a snagged fishing 
line. All of a sudden, Foster "started going down." 

Everyone else at the pond thought he was kidding, but 
Williams could see he was in trouble. So in he jumped, with 
heavy construction boots and all. 

At first he couldn't find Foster, but then he saw air bubbles. 
He went down, grabbed his arm, and after several tries 
brought him back to shore. There Williams administered 
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the victim while others called 
an ambulance. Several hours later, Foster was released from 
the hospital, owing his life to apprentice Williams. 


Jan Doremus, a 25-year member of Local 1457 in Toledo, 
O., is the proud father of three children who have all chosen 
to go off "into the wild blue yonder". They are all students 
of the Air Force Academy in Denver, Colo. 

Doremus' oldest child, a son, has already graduated from 
the Academy. His next child, a daughter, is in her third 
year, and his youngest, another daughter, has received 
Congressional appointment to the Academy. 


The daughter of one of our members wrote the following 
letter about her father, John O. Johnson, of Local 787, 
Brooklyn, N.Y., and we feel it worthy of publication: 

"This is my Dad and quite a super one at that! For over 
50 years now, his only mode of transportation has been 
his bike. At the tender age of 84, he is in excellent health 
which he attributes to good living, exercise, hard work and 
a fantastic partner for his wife — my Mom — whom he has 
shared 50 years of happiness with. 

"He has been and still is a loyal member of Local 787 
for over 50 years now, and that is an accomplishment that 
he is very proud of. Working as a carpenter in his lifetime 
has been fulfilling for him. Being a staunch supporter of and 
upholding the truths and standards for which the Carpenters 
Union stands has been most rewarding for him as well. 
I have sent his 50-year gold pin to him in Norway, where 
they are on vacation. Residence is in Ft. Lauderdale. 

"Thank you. Local 787. You must be doing something 
right for 50 years of loyalty. — His loving daughter, Alice" 


Aloysius Leo Grupenhof, a longtime member of Local 739, 
Cincinnati, O., is a carpenter by trade but a musician at 
heart. And, in the words of the composer himself, his music 
"will not dance second fiddle to any first violin music 
ever written." 

Grupenhof's musical talents are 
self-taught. Since he adopted the 
hobby years ago, he has composed 
hundreds of songs, dedicated to all 
walks of life. Besides being the 
composer, he is also the author, 
publisher, and arranger for his piano 

Grupenhof has even written a self- 
instructing music book, offering step- 
by-step instructions on how to play 
over 35 different instruments, includ- 
ing such types as the ukulele, the mandolin, and the bugle. He 
also defines key musical terms, explains musical theory, and 
discusses piano caring and tuning in this book. 

Grupenhof expains his talents quite simply: "Life has 
endowed me with an inquisitive mind, instructing my gifted 
laboring hand to create ideas into reality." 



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Statewide Oregon 
Training Seminar 

From October 20 through 25, 1980, 
the Oregon State Council of Carpenters 
held a statewide training seminar to 
acquaint new financial secretaries with 
the duties and responsibilities of their 
office and to train business representa- 
tives in the techniques and problems of 

The Council's organizing program was 
just getting underway last fall since the 
implementation of the State Council 
Deduction Fund. 

General Executive Board Member Hal 
Morton and his staff participated in the 
seminar which was well-received by 
many members throughout the state. 

The seminar participants at right, in- 
cluded: Leo Larsen, Daryl Wilder, 
George Edwards, Floyd Earls, Robert 
Uhrbrand, Darel Valentine, Allen 
Rettmann, Marion Wardle, Earl 
McClintock, Butch Krahn, Emsley 
Curtis, Vern Petersen, Eugene Lee, 
Corky Corcoran, John Mitchell, Cal 
Miller, Larry Burnside, Steve Gorthy, 
Don Ambers, Earl Floyd, Dermis 
Gormley, Leo Griffiths, John McCord, 
John Kain, Jim Fox, Bill Skalak, Gerald 
Krahn, Don Cook, Elvin Busby, Rocky 
Meyer, Harry Carlson, Ray Baker, 
Garry Goodwin, and Marvin Hall. 

The picture at 
right, shows, from 
left to right: Gen- 
eral Representative ] 
Paul Johnson, 
Western States 
Organizing Direc- 
tor Pete Hager, 
Task Force Repre- 
sentative Marc 
Furman, General 
Executive Board 
Member Hal Mor- 
ton, and General 
Barney Merkel. 


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More Parkinson Disease 
Drive Donors Listed 

The General Office of the Brotherhood 
in Washington, D.C., has received dona- 
tions for the American Parkinson Dis- 
ease Association from the following local 
unions and members: 

Mrs. J. Parsons, Halifax, N.S., Canada 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Hussey, Newfoundland, 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Hounsell, Ozone Park, 

Mrs. M. Hounsell, Sag Harbor, N.Y. 
Mr. & Mrs. N. Bungay, Sag Harbor, 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Lindhardt, Sag Harbor, 

Mr. & Mrs. R. 
Mr. & Mrs. S. 

Mr. & Mrs. C. Ford, Hampton Bays 

Mr. & Mrs. T 
Mrs. A. Stead 
Mr. & Mrs. F 

Hunt, Sag Harbor, N.Y. 
Windsor, Sag Harbor, 


Rose, Islip, 

Islip, N.Y. 

Rose, Bellerose, N.Y. 
Mrs. J. Rose, Bellerose, N.Y. 
Mrs. M. Skur, Patchogue, N.Y. 

St. Louis Project 

Christmas Day, 1980, was made much 
happier for many needy children in 
St. Louis, Mo., as they unwrapped toys 
and games provided by the St. Louis 
District Council's Ladies A uxiliary. 
Responsible for providing the happiness 
is the Auxiliary's Christmas Committee, 
from left, Nan Beckman, Publicity Chair- 
person Virginia Langhorst, Dorothy 
Robben, Nancy Lueddecke, Irma Reiter 
and Cheer Chairperson Anna Belle 
Spaly. — VniCom Photo 

25 Kansas Members 
Win COLA Arbitration 

In November, 1980, 25 members of 
Local 1944, Topeka, Kans., employed at 
Whelan Lumber Company, were awarded 
from $930 to $1200 each in an arbitra- 
tion on the interpretation of a cost of 
living clause in their contract. 

The original decision had been made 
in March of 1980, reported District 
Council Business Representative Jim 
Harding, but the company had appealed 
the decision. It was not until last fall 
that a Federal Court judge ruled in favor 
of the workers. 



to CLIC 

Vince Matregrano was the 500th mem- 
ber of Local 210, Western Connecticut, 
to sign up with the Carpenters Legislative 
Improvement Committee prior to the re- 
cent General Elections. Leading the Local 
210 CLIC drive were General Agent 
John Cunningham and President John 



Vice Pres. Lucassen 


At Testimonial 

in 2ncl District 

At left, Second General Vice President 
Sigurd Lucassen gratefully accepted the 
tribute. Below, General President William 
Konyha addressed the gathering at the 
testimonial dinner. 


On November 21, 1980, at the Mea- 
dowlands Hilton in Secaucus, N.J., a 
testimonial dinner was held in honor 
of Second General Vice President Sigurd 

The dinner was sponsored by the New 
Jersey State Council of Carpenters and 
other organizational leaders of the Sec- 
ond District. Lucassen, a member of 
Local 2250 in Red Banks, N.J., served 
as the Second District General Executive 
Board Member from March, 1978, until 
February, 1980, when he was named to 
his current post as Second General Vice 

George Laufenberg, vice president of 
the New Jersey State Council, acted as 
toastmaster of the ceremony. Speakers 
included General President William 
Konyha, First General Vice President 
Patrick Campbell, General Secretary John 
Rogers, and General Treasurer Charles 

Finally, George Laufenberg and Tom 
Ober, executive board member of the 
New Jersey State Council, presented a 
series of plaques and trophies to Lucas- 
sen. Among the trophies was a replica of 
an ice boat, symbolizing one of Lucas- 
sen's favorite pastimes. 


The April, 1979, cover of The Carpenter displayed "The Qualities of a Carpenter," 
as described by the late novelist, Edna Ferber. You may order a full-size copy of this 
front-and-back cover, suitable for framing, by sending 504 in coin to cover mailing 
costs to: The Editor, The Carpenter, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 


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Refresher Courses 
At Spokane Local 

Local 98 in Spokane, Wash., is cur- 
rently conducting refresher classes for 
carpenter journeymen in the Spokane 
area. Its first series of classes (18 hours), 
held in January, was on first aid practices. 

Continuing from January and through 
February are courses on working with 
blueprints (30 hours) and with transits 
and levels (30 hours). In February and 
March, two other courses will be offered, 
one on construction with metal studs 
(30 hours) and another on suspended 
ceilings (30 hours). 

Foreman and superintendent classes 
will be available later this year. 

Journeymen interested in registering 
for any of the above refresher classes 
should call the Local 98 apprenticeship 
office for information on the times and 
dates of the classes. The office number is 
(509) 328-7245 or (509) 328-7270. 

Ohio Millwright 

In our round-up of the 14th 
International Carpentry Appren- 
ticeship Contest which appeared 
in the December, 1980 issue, we 
inadvertently left out the picture 
of our Ohio millwright contestenl. 

Bert Sparks Jr., 21, is a member 
of Local 1519 in Ironton, O., along 
with is father, Bert Sparks, Sr. 
Married to Kimberly, Sparks at- 
tended Ashland Community Col- 
lege and obtained his millwright 
training from Ashland Vocational 
School. He is currently employed 
by Catalytic, Inc., and he enjoys 
hunting, fishing, playing Softball, 
and fixing up his recently-bought 
home in his spare time. 

Copyright © 1980 by Edward L. Peterman 
Reprinted by permission of the author 


I was never one to eavesdrop v»hen someone was having a chat. 
But, late one night as I came through our yard, I found I was doing just that. 

My wife was talking to our youngest son as he sat on the kitchen floor 
So I stopped quietly to listen just outside the back screen door. 

Seems she'd heard some kids all bragging about their daddys' jobs, 
How they all were big executives ... and then they asked our Bob, 

"What fine career does your father have?", their queries all began. 
Bob mumbled low as he looked away, "He's just a workin' man." 

My good wife waited 'till they all had left, then called our young boy in. 
She said, "I have something to tell you, son," as she kissed his dimpled chin. 

"You said your dad's just a workin' man, and what you said was true. 
But, I doubt if you know what that really means, so I'll explain it to you. 

In all the sprawling industries that make our country great, 
In all the shops and stores and trucks that daily haul our freight . . . 

Whenever you see a new house built, remember this, my son, 
It took the common workin' man to get that big job done! 

It's true — executives have nice desks and stay real clean all day. 
They plan big projects to achieve . . . send memos to relay. 

But, to turn their dreams into a fact, remember this, my son, 
It takes the common workin' man to get those big jobs done! 

If all the bosses left their desks and knocked off for a year 
The wheels of industry still could turn — running in high gear. 

If men like your dad aren't on the job, that industry can't run. 
It takes the common workin' man to get the big jobs done!" 

Well, I choked back a tear and cleared my throat as I entered through the door. 
My young son's eyes lit up for joy as he jumped up off the floor. 

He gave me a hug as he said, "Hey, Dad, I'm so proud to be your son . . . 
'Cause you're one of the men — the special men — who get the big jobs done!" 

— By Ed Peterman . . . Submitted by Local 1172, Billings, Mont. 



More Women 'Firsts' 
In Apprenticeship 

Two women recently became the first 
female apprentices ever to graduate from 
their locals' apprenticeship and training 

In August, 1980, Sharon Brunswick 
graduated from the apprenticeship pro- 
gram of Local 1849, Pasco, Wash. She 
is the first and only female graduate of 
the program since the local was chartered 
in 1937. The 34-year-old mother of three 
is shown above on the job at the Han- 
ford Nuclear Area, Richland, Wash. Her 
father is a member of Local 2324, Rich- 

On July 1, 1980, Christina Savage 
completed her apprenticeship training 
and became the first full-member female 
of Local 921, Portsmouth, N.H. She is 
shown in the above photograph receiv- 
ing her Certificate of Completion of Ap- 
prentice Training. From left are: Rich- 
ard Morrill, contractor representative on 
the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship 
Committee; Thomas P. Nelson, coordi- 
nator of the apprentice training pro- 
gram; Christina Savage; and Ernest 
Stevens, president of Local 921 and labor 
representative on the Joint Apprentice- 
ship Committee. 

Sharon Brunswick of Local 1849, Pasco, 
Wash., learns her trade at a Hanford 

Christina Savage is welcomed into 
Local 921, Portsmouth, N.H. (See story 
above for identifications of people in 
the picture.) 



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Two men were coming home late 
at night from a union meeting. 

One said, "I am always afraid 
when I return home late like this. I 
shut off the engine of my car half 
a block from home and coast into 
the garage. I take off my shoes and 
sneak into the house. I am as quiet 
as possible, but invariably about 
the time I settle down into bed my 
wife sits up and starts to berate 

The other man said: "You just 
have the wrong technique. I never 
have any trouble. 1 barge into the 
garage, slam the door, stomp into 
the house, and make a hell of a 
racket. I go upstairs to the bed- 
room, pat my wife and say, 'How 
about it, kid?' She always pretends 
she's asleep." 

— Alan Seiferlein 

Local 334, Saginaw, Mich. 



Waiter: We got this dish out of a 

Customer: Good idea. It should 
never have been in there. 


The apprentices continually ne- 
glected to place empty soft-drink 
bottles into the wooden racks 
alongside the vending machines. 
All pleas and threats proved futile 
until someone posted this sign: 
"Test Your Intelligence! Try to Put 
These Round Bottles Into the Square 


"Take-home pay" is called that 
because there's not enough of it to 
take you anyplace else. 

— Saw and Hammer News, 
Local 200 



Forty years ago you could see 

two movies for a dime. Now, you 

spend $500 on a television set, and 

what do you see? The same movies. 

— Saw and Hammer News, 

Local 200 



Neighbor: Why did you ask your 
boarder to leave? 

Landlady: When a man always 
hangs his hat over the keyhole, 
there must be something going on 
that isn't right. 



There was an old man with a 

Who said, "It is just as I feared! 
Two owls and a hen. 
Four larks and a wren. 
Have all built their nests in my 

■ — Jarrier Marubo 
Alhambra, Calif. 


Woman to her neighbor: I have 
the most marvelous recipe for 
meatloaf — all I have to do is men- 
tion it to my husband and he says: 
"Let's eat out." 



YOU DON'T have to lie awake 
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BILL: What does your son plan to 
be when he graduates from college? 

PHIL: Judging from his letters, it 
appears he aims to become a pro- 
fessional fund raiser. 



Father Bear: Someone ate all my 

Baby Bear: Someone ate all my 
porridge, too! 

Mother Bear: Complaints! com- 
plaints! I haven't even made the 
porridge yet. 

— Mary Ann Di Palermo 
Staten Island, N.Y. 



Drunk: Every time I flush this 
thing, it jumps back and bites me. 

Bartender: That's not the toilet 
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just another Communist plot. 

• Senators who filibuster throw 
their wait around. 

— from PUNishment 
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On October 17, 1980, Floorlayer Local 2168 
held a service pin award dinner and dance 
honoring its 20 to 40-year members and 
charter members. 

Picture No. 1 shows, left to right: charter 
member Harvey MacKenzie, Local President 
Joseph Bickford, and charter member James 

Picture No. 2 shows left to right: 35-year 
members Herman J. Wade, John A. McCarthy, 
and Sheldon Graves. 

Picture No. 3 shows, front row, left to right: 
30-year members Phillip Amaroso, Charles 
Ciulla, Walter Rego, Leslie Nadeau, Joseph 
Moschella, Theodore Penezic, Nazarino Rufo. 

Second row, left to right: Thomas Aucella, 
Andrew Centaurino, Dominic Foti, Arthur 
Marino, Robert Morin, Harold Parsons, Anthony 
Pustorino, Thomas Savage, John Tutty. 

Third row, left to right: William Coyle, Ralph 

Picture No. 4 shows, front row, left to right: 
25-year members Balilla Constantini, Lucien 
Durand, Frank Curreri, Andrew Sheehan, Joseph 
Nee, Joseph Pires. 

Second row, left to right: John Ahern, 
Americo Simeone, Francis Ferguson, Samuel 
Mazzola, Anthony Lazerick, John Molignano, 
Angelo Todisco, Walter McLaughlin. 

Picture No. 5 shows, front row, left to right: 
2G-year members Israel Cabana, Robert 
McHugh, Francis Canniff, Donald Bickford, 
Charles Auditore Jr., George Kisich, Francis 

Second row, left to right: Neil Sullivan, John 
Miller, Louis Miceli, Kenneth Cokely, Eugene 
Conroy, Americo Moschella, Jack Merrill, 
George Fiorello, Phillip DeSanto, Frank Comita, 
Paul McDonald, James Nolan. 

Honored members who were not available 
for the photograph were charter member 
Herman F. Wade, 40-year member Andrew 
Cuneo, and 35-year member Merle Collier. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the great 
number of pictures of pin presentations 
and affiliate functions received each 
month for publication in the Service to 
the Brotherhood section, we are some- 
times forced to select only a few pictures 
at a time from any local union. We try 
to run the names of all pin recipients. 



A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

AlUton, Ma. — Picture No. 5 

Allston, Ma. — Picture No. 3 

Allston, Ma. — Picture No. 4 


San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 2 

San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 3 


Local 848 recently held a pin presentation 
ceremony and awarded the following dedicated 
members for their long years of service to 
the labor movement: 

Picture No. 1 shows 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Joseph Testo, 
John Rubles, Joseph Halter, Charley Young, 
Roy Ontano, Dominic Fistolera, Vince Reyes, 
and Pat Hannon. 

Second row, from left to right: IVIac Hurn, 

San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

Bill Coon, John Voreyer, Richard McKay, 
Charles Rocco, Vic Copan, Sherman Sable, 
Norman Luchsinger, Leon Bondonno, Al 
Herminghaus, Robert Schindler, A! Bertetta, 
and Larry Schindler. 

Back row, from left to right: Roy Davis, 
Tom Spellman Al Caule, Don Hennessey, Frank 
Garbero, Leon Caujolle, and Lyie Kittleson. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Henry Petersen, 
Dan Cabral, Art Cooper, Al Alpi, Eli Premenko, 
Bill Gerrits, and Carl Young. 

Back row, from left to right: Eugene 
Barnes, Peter Kopcrak, Edwin Merrill, Donald 
Richman, John Lovingood, William Lovingood, 
and LeRoy Sutherland. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Orval Crowell, 
Russell Sperry, Lonnie Higgins, Al Schauer, 
and Frank Quadros. 

Back row, from left to right: Frank Chazel, 
Art Patrick, John Elzey, and Leo Carron. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, 
from left to right: Frank Shypertt, and Nello 

Picture No. 5 shows from left to right: 
Archie McDonnell, 51-years; Tony Ramos, 
Executive Secretary-Treasurer, California 
State Council of Carpenters; August Erickson, 
56-years; and Joe Weiss, 45-years. 


The Brotherhood congratulates the following 
cabinet makers and millmen of Local 1635 
for their 50-years of continuous membership 
in the Brotherhood: Walter A. Said, Alex 
Hagelund, and Birgin Stanley. Walter Said was 
a general representative for the Brotherhood 
for many years. 


The Brotherhood congratulates 92-year-old 

John Dulczewski of Local 1150 for his 72 

years of continuous membership in the 

Dulczewski was born on April 17, 1888 
and spent most of his 
boyhood on a farm in 
Glen, N.Y. With a keen 
interest in carpentry, 
he joined Local 6 in 
Amsterdam, N.Y. in 1908 
and worked tor John 
Malia Contractor and 
later for John Lasher 
Company. He also 
worked for Turner 
Construction Company 

and Edward Callahan Construction. 
For the next 21 years he became a 

contractor, and eventually went to work for 

J. Lansing Findlay in Amsterdam. 
An active member of 72-years, Dulczewski 

still enjoys making furniture and inventing 



Attend your Local 

Union Meetings 

regularly. Be 

an active member 

of the Brotherhood. 



On August 23, 1980, Local 2046 held a 
pin presentation banquet at His Lordships in 
Berkeley in honor of its 25 to 45-year 
members. Honored members are shown 
in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Darrel Bates, 
Ted Plambeck, Tony Ramirez, Sam Kern, Ray 
Winner, Chalmers Hansen, Phillip Crappa, 
California State Council Executive Secretary 
Anthony Ramos, and kneeling. Senior Business 
Representative Deano C. Cerri. 

Second row, from left to right: William C. 
Lamb, James F. White, Earl E. Smith, Paul 
Dyhr, Mario U. Volpone, Lawrence DeVall, 
S. J. Leal, Joe V. Cardinalli, and Dick 

Back row, from left to right: Richard 
Welch, Thomas E. North, Milton Kotter, 
Charles N. Moffett, Edward E. Paoli, Ove 
Floystrup, Steven Miklos, Morris Hillstead, 
and Financial Secretary-Treasurer Anthony 
Viola, Jr. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Richard F. 
Cannella, Roy H. Simpson, Edwin Jacoby, Jose 
L. Mezzavilla, Mike Grillo, and Henry Grenon. 

Back row, from left to right: Business 
Representative Frank Castiglione, James V. 
DiMaggio, Jr., Eugene Beadelston, John Batts, 








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Martinez, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

Keith L. Braga, Edwin C. Levander, Gerald 
Simmons, and Earl J. Crawford, Jr. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Louis A. 
Augustine, Ignacio Cerna, Sidney A. Burrows, 
Edwin QuIlice, Peter J. Bonanno, and Horace 
P. Costanza. 

Second row, from left to right: Harry Hope, 
Benjamin Fryman, A. E. Lundgren, Frederick 
Gilmer, and Harry A. Evans. 

Back row, from left to right: Elby Meadows, 
Ralph H. Voss, Wade E. Young, Maurice V. 
Gifford, and Robert D. Harrington. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Clare Hagerty, Aubrey 
0. Epps, Melvin Makey, Robert Blikeng, and 

Theron L. Pollard. 

Back row, from left to right: Senior 
Business Representative Deano C. Cerri, 0. J. 
Bush, Sr., R. C. Fleming, William E. Garretty, 
Henry L. Hedrick, and Financial Secretary- 
Treasurer Anthony Viola, Jr. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Senior Business 
Representative Deano C. Cerri, Frank 
Conclaves, Lloyd C. Miller, Charles Mitchell, 
L. Bennson, Carl Eckford, and Financial 
Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Viola, Jr. 

Back row, from left to right: Otto 
Manninen, Theodore W. Gibson, Ralph Foster, 
Eugene Peterson, Ingvald Paul Bonderud, 
and Robert H. Walker. 

Martinez, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

Martinez, Calif. — Picture No. 5 


On October 18, 1980, Local 1785 presented 92-year-old Lawrence Muller a 
75-year service pin at the Hudson District Council dinner dance held at the 
Tam-Crest Country Club in Alpine, N.J. 

Muller has served the Brotherhood longer than any member of the Hudson County 
District Council of Carpenters. In 1922, he served as an officer of his local. 

Pictured in the accompanying photograph are, from left to right: Business Agent 
Sal DeAnni, Lawrence Muller, Business Agent Al Beck, Jr., and Local 1785 
President Joseph C. Cook. 



Decatur, Ala. — Picture No. 3 


On October 4, 1980, Local 1274 held a 
recognition dinner for members with 25 or 
more years of service in the Brotherhood. The 
following members were honored. 

Picture No. 1—25 and 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Monroe McRight, 
Floyd Woodall, Auther Austin, Phil Morris, 
Evert Aday, Vernon Patton, and W. A. Baber. 

Back row, from left to right: Otha Romines, 
T. H. Hollinsworth, James Irvin, Jack Sandlin, 
William Loggins, Flur Berryman, and Gordon 

Picture No. 2—30 and 35-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Malcolm Moore, 
A. G. Livingston, E. P. Tillery, James Duboise, 
Billy Haddock, and Hollis McCaghren. 

Back row, from left to right: James Fowler, 
R. H. Clay, John Pike, Ulice Ells, and Robert 

Picture No. 3—35 and 40-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Paul Johnson, 
Claude Schrimsher, Jim Perkins, Casper Frost, 
Simon Clark, W. M. Locke, W. G. Coggins, and 
Raymond Regain. 

Back row, from left to right: Miron Sims, 
James Pike, Robert Moore, Melvin Smith, 
Andrew West, Jasper Hamaker, Paul Pitts, 
Sullivan Crow, and Lewis Hardison. 

Decatur, Ala. — Picture No. 4 

Picture No. 4 — 40 and 45-year members, 
from left to right: W. B. Rice, Claude McRight, 
Frank Bentley, S. A. Stevenson, Virgil Snoddy, 
and John Darmer. 


At a recent membership meeting, Local 5 
honored its long-term members with plaques 
designating their years of service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members 
with local and council leadership. Front row, 


St. Louis, Mo. 
— Picture 
No. 2 

from left to right: 25-year members Joe 
Dittmaier, Robert Puricelli, Samuel J. 
Hagemann, Wilfred Kuhlman, Richard Buss, 
Leslie Brown, Syl Knittel, Raymond A. Knittel, 
and Walter Schaft. 

Back row, from left to right: Leonard 
Brauch, 25-yearSi District Council Business 
Representative Herman Henke; Local 5 
Financial Secretary Ray Binder; Conductor 
Fred Wellman; Trustee Joe Kornfold; Trustee 
Jesse Favier; Vice President Robert Busch; 
President Terry Nelson; Frank Ulrich, 25-years; 
Local 5 Recording Secretary Norman OttO; 

and Milton Robinson, 25-years. 

Picture No. 2 shows 50 and 60-year 
members with local and council leadership. 
Front row, from left to right: Max Vogi, 
52-years; Joseph Pung, Jr., 55-years; Joe 
Pieper, 65-years; William Eggert, 51-years; 
William Immer, 52-years; and Harry Kober- 
mann, 53-years. 

Back row, from left to right: John Janisch, 
53-years; Local 5 President Terry Nelson; 
District Council Business Representative 
Herman Henke; and Raymond Seger, 53-years. 




On September 5, 1980, Local 943 held a 
pin presentation banquet and dance to honor 
those members with 20 or more years of 
service. General President William Konyha 
presented the service pins and was the 
keynote speaker. As the first General 
President to visit Oklahoma, William Konyha 
was presented a ceremonial chief's headdress 
to symbolize the authority of his office as 
General President of the United Brotherhood. 

Others who attended the ceremony 
included the late General Executive Board 
Member Frederick N. Bull, Secretary-Treasurer 
of the Oklahoma State Council of Carpenters 
Henry Baldridge, and the executive officers 
of Local 943. 

A total of 450 members received their 
service pins with a combined total of 12,000 
years of service to the Brotherhood. The 
following members were present to receive 
their awards: 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Marion Breshears, 
Donald Berry, and John L. Arnold. 

Second row, from left to right: Warren 
Davis and Dave McCord. 

Third row, from left to right: John Helt, 
Leroy Eckels, Jack Giesen, and Webb Welty. 

Back row, from left to right: Sy Davis, Ted 
Hall, Bill Brown, Ted Biggs, and Carol Johnson. 

Picture No. 2 shows 20-year members, 
front row: Kenneth Westfall. 

Second row, from left to right: Wayne 
Roberts, John F. Still, and Tony Mrosek. 

Back row, from left to right: Wayne Booth, 
James Rhodes, Eurvin Smith, Ted Gowen, 
Frank Jones, and Dennis Edwards. 

Picture No. 3 shows 25-year members, 
front row, from left to right: L. W. Christie, 
Ralph Inglett, Paul Bales, and Jess C. Smith. 

Back row, from left to right: Paul 
Campbell, John Campbell, Henry Corser, 0. L. 
Britt, James Wallace, and Hulon Edwards. 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Clayton Stitt, 
Charles M. Hughes, Raymond Swetland, and 
William R. Ashmore. 

Back row, from left to right: Truman 
Sanders, Leroy McDaniel, Marlin White, Bert 
Davis, Lester Massey, and Dale McPherron. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: John Cordray, 
B. G. Fair, Carl Schlosser, and George W. 

Back row, from left to right: John H. 
Janzen, Jr., George Johnson, Mel Roberts, 
Ray Cox, and Raymond Ball. 

Picture No. 6 shows 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: I. C. Clint 
Lewis, A. A. Meledeo, Leonard Roach, and 
Richard Henson. 

Back row, from left to right: Bob Campbell, 
Jack Campbell, Charles M. Barnett, Homer 
Waltrip, and Raymond Sherrill. 

Picture No. 7 shows 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Bill Cottrell, 
Roland Miller, Gene Brashier, and George 

Back row, from left to right: Tola Mize, 
David Douglas, Fred Kampen, Jack Toney, and 
Clarence M. Blackwell. 

Picture No. 8 shows 30-year members, 

One of the last official acts of 
the late 6lh District Board Mem- 
ber, Fred Bull, was to participate 
in the pin ceremonies of Local 943, 
along with General President 
Konyha. The pictures below are of 
that occasion. 

Picture No. 17 

front row, from left to right: Lee Wheeler, 
Charlie White and Vollie Hughes. 

Back row, from left to rigt: Alfred Soerries, 
and Frank Crouch. 

Picture No. 9 shows 35-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Lee Williams, 
Bob Mills, and T. E. Lawrence. 

Back row, from left to right: 0. W. Bruce, 
Lewis Amen, Dean Cowsert, Wayne Crown, 
and Lee Donaldson. 

Picture No. 10 shows 35-year members, 
front row, from left to right: J. W. Harp, 
Bill Wagner, Lewis Elliott, and Andrew 

Back row, from left to right: Joe Moulton, 
Kenneth Cummins, Cleo Collins, Emil Colburn,, 
and Leonard Baker. 

Picture No. 11 shows 35-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Ott Carpenter, 
Melvin Harkins, Charlie Dawes, and Earl 

Back row, from left to right: Charles Yoho, 
Walt Rice, Ned Hansen, and Arley Burns. 

Picture No. 12 shows 35-year members, 
front row, from left to right: J. C. Roberts, 
and Garland King. 

Back row, from left to right: Leroy Weston, 
and A. C. Knighten. 

Picture No. 13 shows 40-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Jesse Stevenson, 
John G. Hubbard, V. J. Sharon, and Jimmy 

Back row, from left to right: Clarence 

Schuize, H. L. Blackburn, C. L. Hunt, 0. A. 
Sheline, and Ralph Conrad. 

Picture No. 14 shows 40-year members, 
front row, from left to right: John J. Clack, 
Harry W. Pease, Loyd B. Wilson, and Grant 
R. Wilson. 

Back row, from left to right: W. B. 
Millspaugh, Dr. Jack W. Benton, John W. 
Duke, Lawrence 0. Miller, Eldron Woodfin, 
and Walter Willard. 

Picture No. 15 shows 45 and 50-year 
members, front row, from left to right: Leo 
Schneider, 45-years; Lewis (Red) Gibson, 
54-years; W. W. Camp, 45-years; and Lyie 
Gwin; 45-years. 

Back row, from left to right, shows 
Business Representative Gerald Beam and 
General President William Konyha. 

Picture No. 16 shows, front row, 60-year 
member John Shoefstall. 

Back row, from left to right: Business 
Representative Gerald Beam, General 
President William Konyha, and Oklahoma 
State Council Secretary-Treasurer Henry 

Picture No. 17 shows, from left to right: 
the late General Executive Board Member 
Frederick N. Bull, Oklahoma State Council 
Secretary-Treasurer Henry Baldridge, General 
President William Konyha, and Business 
Representative Gerald Beam. 

The following members also received 
service pins but were not present for the 

20-year members: James P. Andrews, Franl( 
Beaver, C. E. Bolden, Louis Brinlee, William 
A. Broam, Curtis E. Brown, Jr., Lawrence V. 
Bruce, Marion Burkhardt, Lloyd Caldwell, R. L. 
Cannon, Arden E. Carey, Jr., Charles M. 
Casey, Robert E. Cook, Erban Dampf, Howard 
L. Davis, Willard Deitrick, Elmer N. Dinsmore, 
Benny C. England, Kenneth Gragg, Thomas 
W. Graves, Charles G. Hager, Joe H. Hall, 
Lee B. Harris, William Hefcheck, Jimmy J. 
Henson, Junior Dale Holt, Charles L. Hughes, 
C. L. Hunt, Jr., A. J. Jeremiah, Charles N. 
Johnson, Willie D. Lawson, Charles A. Logan, 
Francis E. Mahoney, Fred Marble, Robert L. 
Metcalf, Arnold D. Nix, William J. Nugent, 
Earnest C. O'Neal, Harry Pankratz, Frank L. 
Parnell, Bob Payne, Earl J. Pfleeger, Harold 
G. Ray, Orville A. Rill, Jimmy D. Sallee, 
William R. Sample, Wesley Shoemaker, John 
Stephens, Glen E. Thornton, Jack M. Tindle, 
Elmer 0. Trickey, Bobbie Vanderford, Sumner 
L. Voyles, Eldon E. Vulgamore, James M. 
Walden, Roger E. Ward, Paul Warne, Billy D. 

25-year members: Carl Adams, David D. Beem, 
Marlin Berry, Sam E. Blankenship, Charley H. 
Brown, James H. Calhoun, W. E. Campbell, 
George Carroll, Donald R. Casey, Charles R. 
Chandler, W. R. Cloyde, William A. Coleman, 
LeRoy Coursey, John E. Croft, Kline Curtis, 
Kenneth Eads, Bobby L. Fleming, Gene 
Fritchie, Duane Gilbert, Raymond G. Coins, 
William Hann, Harmon Hardt, Walter E. Harris, 
Charles D. Haskins, Herman H. Henderson, 
Hubert C. Henderson, Jesse M. Hendricks 
(Ted), Jimmy Hendrix, Gale Hill, Thurman 
Hurst, Curtis L. Jones, Norwin E. Kelley, Willis 
Austin Law, John M. Lind, Lester Littlefield, 
Virgil McNiel, David Marsh, L. R. Mayes (Ray), 

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Leonard A. Morrison, George Palmer, Jim M. 
Pruett, Earl F. Raper, Joseph L. Reese, 
William K. Rice, Harold Sommars, Floyd 
Stanfield, Clayton Y. Stitt, George Tapp, Billy 
G. Taylor, Tracy Titus, Joe Turney, M. C. 
Vanderford, Wayman C. Westcott, Charles 
Westmoreland, Harvey G. Whitecotton, Everett 
C. Willard, Wallace K. Williams, Jim Wilson, 
John K. Wilson, Jr., Richard D. Wilson, D. C. 
Butler, J. H. Jones, T. E. Taylor, Zigmund 
G. Kaplan. 

30-year members: Clarence Adams, Edward S. 
Allsbrow, J. D. Amos, Owen Butler, John F. 
Battese, Lucion F. Benge, Raymond C. 
Bowman, Floyd D. Briggs, Jewell E. Busch, 
B. W. Carpenter, William E. Chaney, Carl R. 
Cleveland, Alva Corbel!, Earl W. Curry, C. M. 
Dalrymple, Walter Darrough, Leonard 0. 
Davis, Howard Doerflinger, R. B. Dunn, 
Clarence Fain, Roin M. Fields, Austin E. 
Gann, James A. Gillen, Hubert Goodwin, Levi 
G. Harrison, Andy Haskins, Oliver C. Hawley, 
Mayse G. Hewling, Millard Hicks, William E. 
Holderman, Glen J. Howard, Raymond Inglett, 
Herschel Jaggars, Robert L. Jennings, Luther 
Johnston, L. D. Jones, Vernon C. Jones, John 

Kayser, James E. Kiffer, Charles Lancaster, 
Andrew J. Lane, Fred E. Lane, R. T. Langston, 
Bonnie Lemons, Lou Maybee, J. D. Moss, George 
D. Munns, Charles M. Newby, John W. Nichols, 
Bob E. Noble, Cecil O'Neal, Clifford M. Parker, 
Obed W. Patty, Jack H. Peacock, Fred A. Peter- 
son, Lawrence R. Plummer, Willis Potter, Charles 
H. Pratt, Richard Pritchett, Melvin Ray, W. W. 
Reynolds, Perry E. Rice, Charles C. Riddell, 
Lawrence L. Rippetoe, Thurman M. Robertson, 
J. C. Scott, C. E. Shaver, Tommie R. Shaw, 
Joseph W. Sitar, Lawrence A. Smith, R. A. 
Smith, Paul Soerries, Benjamin C. Stabler, 
Frank B. Stainbrook, Jr., Ted I. Stephens, J. 
B. Stevens, Earl Tackett, Joseph L. Thomas, 
B. F. Thomason, Lyie Thomlinson, Carl S. 
Tidwell, Ford Tinsley, Delmo J. Todd, Tomy E. 
Tucker, J. V. Updike, Leonard R. Walker, 
Frank P. Walsh, Samuel H. Whiten, Thomas E. 
Wise, George Wofford, Donald E. Wright, L. P. 
Lewis, W. L. Turner, R. J. Pierce, Harrison 
Humphrey, Billy Hensley. 

35-year members: Gene E. Anderson, Bennett 
A. Armstrong, Carl E. Ballard, Leslie Bates, 
Hooley Benge, S. S. Bibbs, Bruce Bigby, Cecil 
Breeland, Ira B. Briggs, G. L. Bryant, Elmer 
G. Cantrell, Arthur A. Carllson, Orville W. 
Gavins, Howard Center, Sam H. Coley, B. A. 
Colley, Boyd Cook, Joe Cook, Jimmy R. 
Cornelius, Jess Crafts, Guy H. Croffut, Miff 
L. Cunningham, R. E. Dearrington, Leonard 
Eckenrode, Leo Faust, W. H. Flood, Ralph 

Hancock, Tollie T. Hodge, Earl L. Hopson, 
Vern Hughes, Floyd Jackson, Carl J. Johnston, 
Turner D. Jones, Dan K. Key, H. B. Klassen, 
Leonard W. Kragel, William W. Lile, Trubon 
Loper, Raymond Lunsford, C. R. McDonald, 
Glen McLimans, Realis V. Merrell, Ed Montieth, 
W. B. Oliver, R. E. Owens, Barvell Patrick, 
T. R. Pennington, Ira Perry, OIney H. Perry, 
Lee Porter, Ira V. Powell, Roy Rothhammer, 
Homer Sharpton, Wayne Sloan, N. B. Soerries, 
H. D. Taylor, John S. Thatcher, Jesse L. Tibbs, 
Hubert Tracey, Joe E. VanLandingham, Robert 
E. VanLandingham, Millard 0. Wakeford, Lester 
C. Watson, Jeff Weeks, George H. Welker, 
Walter W. White, Depurda Willits, Charles A. 
Winston, Jesse B. Wright. 

40-year members: Howard DeVasher, J. B. 
Duke, Raymond Galvin, Tom Griffin, Eugene 
Gwin, W. J. Harmon, Simpson G. Hill, Robert 
K. Inglett, Earl Lutz, L. 0. Martin, Ralph 
Miller, A. L. Pennington, L. C. Perkins, Ralph 
E. Piper, Morris Rife, 0. A. Rinnert, Charles 
Schmoll, H. L. Sommers, Cecil C. Tarr, Lecil 
Vernon, H. H. Wells, Eldon Woods. 

45-year members: C. W. Carlson, George W. 
Patterson, John Robinson, Charles Landers. 
50-year members: Nils Berggren, Vernon 

55-year members: Carl Huffman, Fred Sanders, 
George Schneider, H. F. Smith, J. L. Lester. 
60-year members: J. W. Benton, 0. M. Loftin, 
Charles G. Robinson. 

Hoboken, N.J. 

Lafayette, Ind. — Picture No. 1 


On October 13, 1980, Local 467 held a 
service pin ceremony and celebration in honor 
of its members with 15 or more years of 
dedicated service to the Brotherhood. Business 
Agents Al Beck, Jr., and Sal DeAnni, of the 
Hudson County District Council, helped to 
honor the members pictured in the accom- 
panying photograph. 

Front row, from left to right: William 
McFadden, 25-years; Carl Grimm, 50-years; 
Eugene Ziegler, 45-years; and Local President 
Carl T. Grimm, 15-years. 

Second row, from left to right: Business 
Agent Sal DeAnni; Walter Pallozzi, 40-years; 
Ernest Scerbo, 40years; James Barry, 25-years; 
and Richard Van Cleeft, 15-years. 

Back row, from left to right: Pat Sheehan, 
20-years; William Barry, 30-years; Thomas 

Lafoyette, Ind. — Picture No. 2 

Howes, 30-years; Al Martineau, 25-years; and 
Business Agent Al Beck, Jr. 


On September 6, 1980, Local 215 held an 
awards banquet for its members at Howard 
Johnson's East. Pins were awarded to nineteen 
25-year members, forty 30-year members, 
thirty-three 35-year members, nineteen 
40-year members, five 45-year members, one 
55-year member, three 60-year members, one 
65-year member, and one 70-year member. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left to right: 
President Edward Haynes, 38-years; Richard J. 
Heide, 58-years; Fred J. Anderson, 44-years; 
Robert Bushman, Sr., 39-years; Charles Leaf, 
40-years; and William Chambers, 38-years. 

Picture No. 2 shows three generations of 
Local 215 members. Front row, from left to 
right: Robert Bushman, Sr., and Mrs. Bushman. 

Back row, from left to right: Robert 
Bushman, Jr., and Keith R. Bushman. 



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The following list of 450 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $548,114.81 in death claims paid in November, 1980. 

Local Union, City 

2, Cincinnati, Oh. — Jacob Fricker, Mrs. Wil- 
lis Jones. 
5, St. Louis, Mo. — Arthur W. Bueker. 

7, Minneapolis, Mn. — Joseph A. Bistodeau, 

Paul W. Carlson, Elmer L. Haglund, 
Oscar Stromberg, Louis Turngren, Ray- 
mond J. Witmier. 

8, Philadelphia, Pa. — John Remain. 

12, Syracuse, N.Y. — Richard A. Compo. 
14, San Antonio, Tx. — Manuel G. Conzales. 
19, Detroit, Mich. — Orlo L. Friend, Herman 

F. Rubin. 
22, San Francisco, Ca. — William F. Onick. 
24, Central Ct. — Andrew J. Leary. 

26, East Detroit, Mich. — Edward F. Dysarz. 

27, Toronto, Ont., Canada — William P. Sin- 

drey, James Tomlinson. 
31, Trenton, N.J. — Stephen Sincak. 
33, Boston, Ma. — Nathan Arkin, Otto G. 


35, San Rafael, Ca. — Mark M. Neadeau, 
Haven H. Stephens. 

36, Oakland, Ca. — Oscar N. Anderson, Mrs. 

Knud Jensen, Frederick Lindsey, Cecil 
L. Swan, Dero Witherspoon. 
40, Boston, Ma.— Ralph E. Frost. 

42, San Francisco, Ca. — Dell Z. Erwin, Mrs. 

Chester W. Johnson. 

43, Hartford, Ct.— Charles A. Good. 

44, Champaign, III. — Jay Boyd. 

47, St. Louis, Mo. — John O. Adams, Perma 

K. (P.K.) Long. 
51, Boston, Ma. — Camillo P. Di Giantom- 

53, White Plains, N.Y.— John Garger, Peter 

A. Maddalone, Natale S. Palmieri. 

61, Kansas City, Mo. — Mrs. George R. Reed. 

62, Chicago, III. — Mike J. Martin. 

64, Louisville, Ky. — W. Scott Harris, Mrs. 

Robert Thompson. 
69, Canton, Oh. — Lloyd J. Boss, Everett G. 

74, Chattanooga, Tn. — Herman J. Hamilton. 

77, Port Chester, N.Y. — Mrs. August Longo. 

78, Troy, N.Y. — Leonard Saracino. 

82, Haverhill, Ma. — Mrs. Dennis J. LeBIanc. 

83, Halifax, N.S., Canada— Mrs. Urban R. 
Demone, Mrs. Wilbert Wagner. 

87, St. Paul, Mn.— Martin S. Baran. 

89, Mobile, Al Mrs. W. W. McKinley, 

Willie C. Sanford. 

93, Ottawa, Ont., Canada — Horraidas Car- 

94, Providence, R.I. — Earl A. Harden, Angelo 

M. De Luca, William N. Leino, Mrs. 
Lemuel Mac Donald. 

95, Detroit, Mich.— Adolph R. Werner. 

98, Spokane, Wa. — Mrs. Tim P. Gunderson. 

101, Baltimore, Md.— George H. Griffin, 
Frederick C. Hirschman, Howard J. 

102, Oakland, Ca. — Mrs. Stanley L. Markey, 
Stanley L. Markey, Mrs. Eugene Pruitt. 

103, Birmingham, Al. — Thomas H. Fields. 

105, Cleveland, Oh. — Anthony J. Raile, 
Nicholas A. Wills. 

106, Des Moines, la. — Frank X. Caligiuri, 
Leslie B. Harvey, Joseph W. Lasell. 

107, Worcester, Mass. — Mrs. Edward J. 

116, Bay City, Mich. — Gustave F. Mueller, 

Walter A. Owczarzak. 
122, Phila., Pa.— Mrs. Edward J. Kelly. 

Local Union, City 

131, Seattle, Wa — Enoch M. Dahl, Robert 
C. Evenson, Ernest A. Keller, Borger O. 
Lien, Albert Peterson. 

132, Washington, D.C — Willard A. Gordon, 
James E. Peck. 

135, New York, N.Y Sam Fishberg. 

141, Chicago, III. — Herman T. Fredrickson. 
153, Helena, Mt.— John P. Stock. 

162, San Mateo, Ca. — Mrs. Bernard J. Ken- 

163, Peekskill, N.Y.— Arnold T. Lindeanau, 
Mrs. John McCarthy. 

171, Youngstown, Oh. — Stephen W. Pavliga. 
180, Vallejo, Ca — Donald F. Sellars. 

182, Cleveland, Oh.— William J. Lang. 

183, Peoria, III — Louis R. Slough. 

184, Salt Lake City, Ut.— Gladys V. Day, 
Marie W. Russell. 

188, Yonkers, N.Y.— Robert Anderson, Hu- 
bert Daniels, Mrs. Michael Grubiak. 

198, Dallas, Tx.— Hansel E. Brown. 

199, Chicago, III.— Julius S. Szabo. 

200, Columbus, Oh Irvin R. Wears. 

210, Stamford, Ct. — Armando Baccante, 
George M. Mac CuUough, Mrs. Fred 
Romeo, Mrs. John Small. 

215, Lafayette, In. — Byron L. Cade. 

225, Atlanta, Ga.— Samuel D. Henderson. 

226, Portland, Or.— Clarence B. Gunter. 
228, Pottsville, Pa.— Doric A. Moyer. 

232, Ft. Wayne, In Mrs. Clarence W. 


235, Riverside, Ca. — Rentz T. Jones, Sr., 
Fred W. Mines, Donald E. Odell. 

236, Clarksburg, W.V. — Lawrence F. Long. 
242, Chicago, III.— Mrs. Mike Striedl, Mrs. 

Frank Wronski. 

246, New York, N.Y.— Joseph Gruber. 

248, Toledo, Oh Frank Siadak. 

257, New York, N.Y.— Benjamin Pilnick. 

265, Saugerties, N.Y.— William Schatzel. 

272, Chicago Heights, III.— William D. 

281, Binghamton, N.Y. — Mrs. Frederick G. 
Powell, William G. Steinbrecher. 

311, Joplin, Mo. — Albert E. Allen. 

316, San Jose, Ca. — Charles L. Freer. 

329, Oklahoma City, Ok Floreine M. Har- 

334, Saginaw, Mi. — Jack F. Gotham. 

337, Detroit, Mi. — Gordon Hazelton, Walter 
Mruk, Gartrell Tarver. 

343, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada — Maurice 

361, Duluth, Mn. — Christ Hanson, Jerry 
Hedberg, Robert R. Melander. 

363, Elgin, III. — Alvin H. Andresen. 

366, New York, N.Y. — Leonard Galasso, 
Raymond Kirsch, Nicholas Podgurney. 

372, Lima, Oh.— Robert C. Tice. 

378, Edwardsville, III.— Cecil C. Baits. 

385, New York, N.Y.— Louis Georgette. 

393, Camden, NJ. — Stanley F. Domeraski. 

400, Omaha, Neb. — Fredrick Gene Mahnke, 
Steve P. Oldham, John E. Stasch. 

406, Bethlehem, Pa.— Mrs. Robert G. Raid- 

413, South Bend, In. — Lonzo C. Howell, 
Everett C. Jester. 

415, Cincinnati, Oh. — Norbert Anneken, Al- 
bert Kern. 

417, St. Louis, Mo. — Luke M. Brisch, James 
S. Gittemeier, George Voigt. 

430, Wilkinsburg, Pa. — Paul H. Grace. 

433, Belleville, III Arthur Wright. 

Local Union, City 

434, Chicago, III Walfred Stromberg. 

455, Somerville, NJ. — Herman W. Fritz. 

468, New York, N.Y. — James F. Formont, 
Janis G. Lagzdins. 

470, Tacoma, Wa Anson W. Burns, Gil- 
bert J. Hurd. 

472, Ashland, Ky John H. Dasher. 

475, Ashland, Mass Alfred V. Witzell. 

483, San Francisco, Ca. — Oliver Almlie, 
Constantine J. Maravelias. 

486, Bayonne, NJ. — Mrs. Arthur Daly. 

488, New York, N.Y.— Robert D. Roper. 

490, Passaic, N.Y. — John Kahmann. 

507, Nashville, Tn Mrs. Joe R. Bryant, 

Ernest T. Cole. 

508, Marion, III. — Kenneth Lee Hodge, John 
P. Spezia. 

517, Portland, Me — Quirino Lucarelli, Sr., 

Joseph H. Shortill. 

532, Elmu-a, N.Y Sniffin K. Bellows. 

550, San Leandro, Ca. — Larry T. Moore, 

Pearl E. Rose. 

557, Bozeman, Mt. — Lewis W. Kindig. 

558, Elmhurst, III Albert W. Drews. 

559, Paducah, Ky.— William H. AUcock, 
Lonnie D. Carter. 

569, Pascagoula, Miss Luther Cooper. 

576, Pine Bluff, Ar. — Mrs. John M. Depriest, 
Doyle E. Kelley. 

578, Chicago, III.— Paul E. Sears. 

579, St. John's, N.F., Canada— Mrs. James 
P. Roache, Mrs. Wilmore Stockley. 

583, Portland, Or. — Edward Frey. 

586, Sacramento, Ca. — Lawrence N. Cobble, 

Richard W. Mansfield, Sr., Leo Ruby. 
599, Hammond, In. — Eugene Giorgio, Sr., 

James Homans. 
602, St. Louis, Mo. — George F. Boucher. 
610, Port Arthur, Tx.— Mrs. Henry H. Gip- 


620, Madison, N.J. — George C. Chamber- 

621, Bangor, Maine — Edward A. Bourbon, 
Fidele R. Cormier. 

626, Wilmington, Del. — Edward J. Fagan, Jr. 

627, Jacksonville, Fla. — Marvin P. Brown, 
Sr., Olzie T. Higgs. 

633, Granite City, III.— John W. Barks. 
641, Fort Dodge, Iowa — Glen A. Brodale. 
668, Palo Alto, Ca. — Mrs. Adolph Benning. 

674, Mt. Clemens, Mi. — Mrs. Walter Minda. 

675, Toronto, Ont., Canada— William J. De- 

690, Little Rock, Ark Wilburn J. Adcock, 

Mrs. Clifton Clemons, Wilber W. Rus- 

701, Fresno, Ca. — Edward D. Lester. 

702, Grafton, W.V Charles E. Ringler. 

720, Baton Rouge, La. — Willie M. Vincent. 

721, Los Angeles, Ca. — Elvin L. Games, 
Harry Lockridge, Miguel Martinez, 
Glenn E. Morrow, Mrs. Edward A. 
Stember, Jesse Wilkins. 

725, Litchfield, III.— Mrs. George H. John- 

753, Beaumont, Tx. — Douglas D. Hanks, 

Harrison Wylie. 
769, Pasadena, Ca. — Orrie E. Johnson, 

Glenn D. Pullen, Joseph Wimmer. 
777, Harrisonville, Mo. — Cecil O. Werntz. 
782, Fond du Lac, Wise. — Donald Wagner. 
785, Cambridge, Ont., Canada — Mrs. Charles 

787, New York, N.Y.— Vincent D'Agostino. 



Local Union, City 

797, Kansas City, Kas.— Arthur L. Wilson. 
819, W. Palm Beach, Fla.— Lucy F. Lowe. 
832, Beatrice, Neb. — Robert E. Lehman. 

844, Reseda, Ca.— Floyd M. McDaniel. 

845, Delaware County, Pa. — Daniel Y. Dan- 
enhower, William H. Mancill, Sr. 

893, Grand Haven, Mi. — Royal SiMjrs. 

902, Brooklyn, N.Y. — Nathan Ackerman, 
Carl Lindberg, Pasquale Loiola, Harold 
Van Steenbergh. 

903, Valdosia, Ga. — James R. Becton. 

904, Jacksonville, III. — Roy H. Krems. 
921, Portsmouth, N.H.— Vincent D. Mc- 

929, South Gale, Ca.— Albert Dunstan, 
Charles M. Sanford. 

944, San Bernardino, Ca. — Cecil R. Ander- 
son, Mrs. William P. Reed. 

945, Jefferson City, Mo. — Mrs. Thomas J. 
Harmon. Mrs. Harry R. Ruether. 

951, Brainerd, Mn. — Renne E. Mustonen. 

957, Stillwater, Mn.— Karl S. Keller, Robert 
H. Steffen. 

978, Springfield, Mo.— Mrs. Howard M. 

982, Detroit, Mich.— Randall B. Melvin. 

1003, Indianapolis, In. — Artemaas S. Davis. 

1009, St. John's, N.F., Canada— Horwood 

1040, Eureka, Ca. — James I. Sample, Marx 
V. Vance. 

1042, Plattsburgh, N.Y.— Lawrence C. Pro- 

1050, Phila., Pa. — Guerino D'Agostino. 

1054, Everett, Wa.— Reuben M. Helaas. 

1073, Phila., Pa.— John I. Barron. 

1084, Angleton, Tx.— Billie L. Weathers. 

1089, Phoenix, Az.— Mrs. Charles J. Bur- 
leson, George D. Lewis, Mrs. Roy Long- 

1094, Corvallis, Or.- Hugh C. Carter, Jr., 
Ronald R. Thomas. 

1102, Detroit, Mi. — George Aurand, Mrs. 
William Curro. 

1108, Cleveland, Oh.— Harold H. Lewallen, 
Mrs. Eino Naykki, Stanley Streifender. 

1121, Boston, Mass. — Patrick A. Fantasia, 
Frederick F. Spano. 

1128, La Grange, III. — John Kosiewich, 
Ralph A. Schiefelbein. 

1138, Toledo, Oh. — John Grabowski, Harold 

1146, Green Bay, Wise— Mrs. Keith Wick- 

1147, Roseviile, Ca.— Mrs. Robert E. Rut- 

1149, San Francisco, Ca. — Oscar B. Holm- 

1160, Pittsburgh, Pa.— Joseph A. Fritz. 

1162, College Point, N.Y.— Mrs. Henry 

1164, New York, N.Y.— Julius Koch, Harry 

1180, Louisville, Ky. — Lawrence E. Caswell, 

1184, Seattle, Wa. — Leonard E. Agnew. 

1235, Modesto, Ca. — Dan C. Richardson. 

1245, Carlsbad, N.M.— Bertram C. Good- 

1246, Marinette, Wi. — Mrs. Louis W. Berg. 
1258, Pocatello, Idaho— William D. Lewis. 
1281, Anchorage, Ak. — Mrs. Gordon C. 


1289, Seattle, Wa.— Kenneth E. Brown, Sr., 
Frank M. Kantola, Mrs. Chester Skin- 

1296, San Diego, Ca.— Clarence W. Bender, 
Farrow D. Bogle, Benjamin Lizak. 

1305, Fall River, Mass.— Mrs. Arthur Paul, 

1310, St. Louis, Mo. — Thomas J. Buchholz, 
Harry W. Vertrees. 

1335, Wilmington, Ca. — William Piispanen. 

Local Union, City 

1342, Irvinglon, N.J. — Mrs. Theodore Ria- 

1345, Buffalo, N.Y.— George J. Dietter, Mrs. 
Ruth J. Mitchell. 

1367, Chicago, 111. — Alex Bermant. 

1397, North Hempstead, N.Y.— Harold Ben- 

1407, San Pedro, Ca.— William Schiewe. 

1408, Redwood City, Ca. — Modesto Garcia, 
Victor Pindroh. 

1423, Corpus Christi, Tx. — James L. Boggs. 
1429, Little Falls, Mn.— John Zack. 
1435, Ladysmith, Wi. — Ruth Ann Pintelon. 
1437, Complon, Ca. — Samuel L Elmer, Mrs. 
Ernest Hurd, Jr. 

1452, Detroit, Mich.— Stefan Schukow. 

1453, Huntington Beach, Ca. — Clarence G. 

1456, New York, N.Y.— Leif Kolstad, 
Thomas McManus, Walter S. Michelsen, 
Arthur N. Omdahl, Han Svendsen, 
Michael R. Welstead. 

1477, Middletown, Oh. — Mrs. Brack Amyx. 

1488, Merrill, Wi Fred A. Lenz. 

1490, San Diego, Ca. — Francis L. Tuxhorn. 

1506, Los Angeles, Ca. — Hugo P. DeBeene, 
Philip D. Jones, Raymond C. Lewis, 
Nathan Nagler. 

1536, New York, N.Y.— Mrs. Jose M. Gon- 

1539, Chicago, III. — Maggio J. Rovetto. 

1553, Culver City, Ca.— Ruth E. Nolan, 
Nadine R. Osborne. 

1554, Miami, Fla. — James L. Bentley. 

1570, Yuba City, Ca.— Raymond W. Rich- 

1571, San Diego, Ca. — Charles A. Deese, 
Norman H. Raymond. 

1577, Buffalo, N.Y.— Mrs. Conrad Bochen- 

1596, St. Louis, Mo. — John H. Hardester, 

Peler Sefcik. 
1609, Hibbing, Mn. — Mrs. Sam C. Burrows. 
1615, Grand Rapids, Mi. — Frank J. Straayer. 
1620, Rock Springs, Wy.— Joseph A. Hoff. 
1631, Washington, D.C.— Carlinous B. Oliflf, 

1650, Lexington, Ky. — Daniel E. Hamilton. 
1669, Ft. William, Ont., Can — Toivo J. 

1685, Pineda, Fl. — Mrs. William Arens. 

1707, Longview, Wa. — Mrs. Robert D. 

1708, Auburn, Wa.— Calvin R. Weiler. 

1709, Ashland, Wi.— Edward Carlson. 
1733, Marshfield, Wi.— Reuben A. Pankratz. 
1759, Pittsburgh, Pa.— Mrs. Elmer A. Barth. 

1770, Cape Girardeau, Mo — Mrs. Jesse 

1771, Eldorado, II.— Henry A. Head, Mrs. 
Charles Stone. 

1775, Columbus, In. — Elijah Devine. 

1779, Calgary, Alberta, Can. — Howard L. 
Hamilton, Mrs. Peter E. Palko. 

1780, Las Vegas, Nv. — Ivan Berry, Mrs. 
Charles H. Hardy, Mrs. Arthur G. Tay- 
lor, Robert Tubb. 

1789, Bijou, Ca.— Stanley R. Thomson. 
1792, Sedalia, Mo. — James F. Thomas. 

1796, Montgomery, Al. — George J. N. 
Childers, Elmer W. Kiser. 

1797, Renton, Wa. — Harry J. Meyers. 

1815, Santa Ana, Ca. — Mrs. Leonard S. All- 
cock, Norman Earl Farmer, Mrs. 
George V. Sillman, Virgil Suhl. 

1845, Snoqualmie, Wa.— Alfred E. Matthew, 
Dennis J. Rooney. 

1846, New Orleans, La. — Sebastian P. 
Gerosa, William M. Patrick, Eugene M. 

1849, Pasco, Wa. — George V. Karrer, Jr. 

Local Union, City 

1856, Phila., Pa — John J. Baldwin, Patrick 

J. Doyle. 
1861, Milpitas, Ca.— Michael D. Dolgoff, 

Clarence L. Peizzi. 
1865, Minneapolis, Mn. — David Rydell, Mrs. 

Delphis P. Viellieu. 
1871, Cleveland, Oh.— Walter Phelps. 
1896, The Dalles, Or James Russel, 

Reaves, Mrs. Russell W. Smith. 
1906, Phila., Pa.— Mrs. James R. McDevitt, 

1931, New Orleans, La.— Rene C. Simo- 

1961, Roseburg, Or. — James A. Mobbs. 
1976, Los Angeles, Ca. — Mrs. Carlomagno 

Lopez, Benjamin Yavitz. 
1993, Crossville, Tn.— Mrs. W. J. Freeman. 
2012, Seaford, De.— Mrs. Robert W. 

2018, Ocean County, NJ.— Paul J. Maggion- 

2020, San Diego, Ca. — Mrs. Jerry R. Saenz. 
2027, Rapid City, S.D.— Jalmer M. David- 
2046, Martinez, Ca. — Emil B. Anderson. 
2078, Vista, Ca.— Hubert A. Moore. 
2127, Centralia, Wa. — Mrs. Douglas Justice. 

2163, New York, N.Y.— William Torpey. 

2164, San Francisco, Ca. — Lawrence Vand- 

2205, Wenatchee, Wa.— Melvin Olson. 

2241, Brooklyn, N.Y — David Menzer, Wil- 
liam E. Schadler. 

2250, Red Bank, N.J.— Warren L. Freirich. 

2265, Detroit, Mi. — Mrs. James Konoratko. 

2274, Pittsburgh, Pa Gerald L. Becker. 

2288, Los Angeles, Ca.— Herbert S. Carr. 

2309, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Robert N. Cam- 

2361, Orange, Ca.— Harold B. Cranford. 

2373, Effingham, II.— Delbert J. Weber. 

2392, McKenney, Va. — Priscilla P. Lucas. 

2398, El Cajon, Ca.— Mrs. Virgil C. Wise. 

2421, Philippi, W.V.— John R. Poe. 

2429, Fort Payne, Al.— Donald Ray Faulk- 
ner, Jr. 

2434, Worthington, Mn. — Andrew Duwen- 

2435, Inglewood, Ca Mrs. Phillip R. Mc- 


2456, Washington, D.C.— James W. Porter. 
2465, Willmar, Mn. — Mrs. Casper Arnesen. 
2520, Anchorage, Ak. — Raymond C. Ant- 

tonen. Jack Howard. 
2549, Chicago, II.— Ulysses Johnson. 
2554, Lebanon, Or. — Francis M. Brannan, 

George Hibbs, Grady L. Whitemire. 
2592, Eureka, Ca.— Russell L. Gates. 
2667, Bellingham, Wa.— Irwin G. Wakefield. 
2679, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Walter (Vladas) 

2715, Medford, Or.— Chester G. Bowles. 
2772, Flagstaff, Az. — Mrs. Hermelo Sanchez. 
2805, Klickitat, Wa.— Columbus H. Ward. 
2812, Missoula, Mt. — Raymond R. Peterson. 
2827, Thunder Bay, Ont., Can.— Teodore 

2845, Forest Grove, Or.— Cecil L. Kober- 

2881, Portland, Or.— Paul L. Peloquin, Mrs. 

Archie W. Sharman. 
2927, Martell, Ca.— Joe James Billings. 
2931, Eureka, Ca.— Edward L. Crandall. 
2949, Roseburg, Or. — Leslie B. Johnson, 

Orvis J. Peterson, Lawrence E. Linthi- 

3025, Chicago, II.— Steve J. Wachtor. 
3154, Monticello, In. — Regina A. Hurd. 
3161, Maywood, Ca. — Wayland Y. Bagwell, 

Edward Schaum. 
3257, Gatlinburg, Tn.— William J. England. 




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Reduced inventories, 
lack of credit controls, 

other market factors 

keep real wages lagging 

behind inflation spiral 

It was the wage earners of the United States 
who made the difference in Ronald Reagan's elec- 
tion to the nation's highest office, last November — 
the blue collar workers who liked his get-tough 
approach to foreign policy, the industrial workers 
who objected to a mushrooming welfare system 
which, in some instances, made it almost as profit- 
able to be out of a job as to be punching a time 
clock five days a week, and the construction 
workers who had been waiting for four years for 
salvation in the housing industry and a revival of 
commercial construction in our beleaguered, hard- 
pressed cities. 

Today, it is these same wage earners who stand 
to suffer most during the Reagan Administration, 
unless the Republicans come up with dramatic 
solutions to the domestic problems of exhorbitant 

interest rates, high consumer prices, and spiraling 
inflation gripping the nation in 1981. 

I hardly need say that the answers to these 
problems are not easy. The struggles of Presidents 
Nixon, Ford, and Carter to turn the economy 
around are well known. Even our leading eco- 
nomists are thrown into confusion by the fact that 
there were two major increases in the prime interest 
rate, last year, when only one was expected and 
prepared for. When the prime rate hit 21%, just 
before Jimmy Carter left office, the economy was 
far weaker than it was a year ago. 

Our economic difficulties have been pretty well 
defined . . . but they are becoming increasingly 
complex, and it may take more than simplistic, 
conservative approaches to reach appropriate 

Mr. Reagan has frozen federal jobs as a first 
step to reducing "big government," and his plan 
to reduce government spending is comnrendable 
in many respects. But, by cutting back on federal 
employment Mr. Reagan may also cause Wash- 
ington, D.C., and several other major cities to be- 
come centers of high unemployment, until the 
federal structure is actually remodeled to GOP 
specifications. A solution in one area, thus, creates 
a problem in another area. 

Another step promised by President Reagan was 
to cut back on federal taxation. Although he did 
not accept all portions of the Kemp-Roth Bill of 
the last Congress, he has indicated that he plans 
to relieve industry of some of its tax burden, ex- 
pecting that this will cause plants to go back into 
full production, and the jobless can then go back 
onto payrolls. Unfortunately, because of the high 
prime interest rates, and other factors, US indus- 
trial plants, which were operating at 83.4% of 
capacity a year ago are now operating below 75% 
capacity. And, because of high interest rates, there 
is little consumer demand. Industrial firms are find- 
ing it too risky to increase their investments in real 
property and manufacturing equipment to any 
large degree, until the economy stabilizes. Com- 
panies are cutting their inventories to low levels 
to avoid a repeat of a recession debacle of 1974, 
when they were caught with their warehouses full 
as demand for their products slumped. 

Just to cite one example: The Western Wood 
Products Association reported, last month, that in- 



ventories of soft wood lumber at Western mills 
dropped in January to record low levels — 1,718 
million board feet. The trade association reported 
that "the new inventory low is the result of sig- 
nificant mill closures and curtailments during the 
poor market year . . ." 

Our Lumber and Sawmill Workers in the West 
and Pacific Northwest know this situation only 
too well . . . and they know, as our Carpenter and 
Mill-Cabinet members know, the reason for this 
poor market for lumber: 

Home sales in 1980 were at their lowest level 
in five years — 2,860,000 units — and housing con- 
struction dropped drastically during the same 

Here again, high interest rates is the major 
culprit. Home buyers today have to mortgage their 
lives away for 30 years or more under current 
high interest rates. 

Union wage earners, with the AFL-CIO as their 
spokesman, made the following proposals to the 
Democratic and Republican Platform Committees 
during the 1980 political campaigns, and these 
proposals deserve serious consideration by Presi- 
dent Reagan as he tackles the rocky road ahead: 

• "There should be selective credit regulation 
to channel available credit toward productive pub- 
lic and business needs, housing and family farmers 
and to restrict credit-financed non-productive in- 
vestments such as currency speculation, corporate 
acquisitions, and luxury developments. 

• "The single most effective action that could 
be taken to increase housing construction — and 
simultaneously reduce the inflationary pressure 
caused by the combination of a housing shortage 
and high mortgage interest rates — would be the 
reduction of interest rates. Therefore, we support 
the following specific actions to reduce interest 

" — Below-market interest rate financing should 
be made available for moderate-income housing 
under the Brooke-Cranston Emergency Home 
Purchase Assistance Act, which served a similar 
purpose in 1975-76. 

" — The current ceiling on mortgage interest 
rates under the tandem plan financing should be 
reduced to 6% . 

" — The interest rate for the regular Section 235 
program to assist low-income families to purchase 

homes should be lowered from the current 4% to 
the statutory minimum of 1% , and authority pro- 
vided for additional 150,000 units. 

" — A rental housing construction loan program 
should be instituted to provide interim funding at 
an interest rate reflecting the cost of funds to the 

• "The fight against inflation should be directed 
at specific problem areas — such as the costs of 
energy, food, health care, shelter and interest 
rates — rather than broad policies aimed at reduc- 
ing economic growth and restricting purchasing 

It all boils down to what labor has been saying 
from the beginning: A healthy economy is one in 
which there is adequate purchasing power in the 
hands of the wage earners of the nation. This 
purchasing power is not available today, while 
interest rates remain at record levels. 


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Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
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Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
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Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
Forum Building, 9th and K Streets 
Sacramento, California 95814 

Ninth District, John Carruthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
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Convention Call 

Organized Labor Stands Guard in These Uncertain Times 5 

Reception for New Congressmen 7 

Shifting the Tax Burden 8 

Briefing on Computer Record Keeping 9 

OSHA Shop Steward Training 10 

Grant for Diver Health Study 1 1 

Did You Know? The President's Offices 12 

Schools Broaden Study of Labor's History . 15 

Reciprocal Agreements of the Pro-Rata Pension Plan 17 

Arbitration Award Brings Retirement Severance 24 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 1 4 

Plane Gossip - 1 6 

Local Union News 19 

We Congratulate 23 

Consumer Clipboard: Cut Energy Costs — - 25 

Apprenticeship and Training . — 27 

Service to the Brotherhood 28 

In Memoriam 35 

What's New? . --- --- 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

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On August 8, 1881, 36 delegates 
from 11 cities convened at the Trades 
Assembly Hall in Chicago, 111., "to 
organize a National Union of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners." 

On August 31, 1981 — a century 
later — more than 3,000 delegates from 
throughout the United States and Can- 
ada will assemble in Chicago for the 
Centennial Convention of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America — our 34th General Con- 

The big and bustling City of Chi- 
cago has changed tremendously since 
our organization first assembled there 
in 1881. At that time, the city was 
just recovering from the devastating 
fire of 1871, when most of the city 
went up in flames. Delegates to our 
First General Convention stayed in 
private homes and traveled by rail 
and horse-drawn trolleys to the con- 
vention hall. 

Today, many fly into O'Hare Air- 
port, busiest airport in the world, and 
see the city as it is viewed on our 
March cover. 

In the foreground is the Sears 
Tower and the Standard Oil Building, 
two of the tallest buildings in the 
world. Near the lakefront is the John 
Hancock Tower, an office and apart- 
ment complex which is a tourist at- 
traction. Chicago continues to grow in 
the 20th Century. — Photo by P. Pear- 
son for H. Armstrong Roberts. 

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General Secretary 

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February 28, 1981 



You are officially notified that, in accordance with the action of the General Executive 
Board, the Thirty-Fourth General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America will be held in McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, beginning Monday, 
August 31, 1981, at 10:00 a.m. and will continue in session from day to day until the busi- 
ness coming before the Convention has been completed. 

The basis of representation in the Convention, in accordance with Section 18-C, is: one 
hundred (100) members or less shall be entitled to one delegate; more than one hundred 
(100) members and not more than five hundred (500), two delegates; more than five hundred 
(500) members and less than one thousand (1,000), three delegates; one thousand (1,000) 
or any greater number of members, four delegates. The number of members of the Local 
Union shall be determined as of the date of nomination of delegates. Upon payment of a 
special per capita tax of $50 per year, which shall be payable not later than July 1 of each 
year. State, Provincial and District Councils shall be entitled to representation by election 
of one delegate. 

A Local Union owing two months' tax to the General Office is not entitled to repre- 
sentation in the Convention. 

In accordance with Section 18-F, upon receipt of the Convention Call, all Local Unions 
and Councils are directed to issue notice of special called meeting (s) for the purpose of 
selecting delegates to the Thirty-Fourth General Convention by secret ballot. Section 18-F 
further provides: "All members shall be notified by mail to attend the meeting at which the 
delegates are to be elected. No member shall be eligible unless working for a livelihood in a 
classification within the trade autonomy of the United Brotherhood as defined in Section 7, 
or in employment which qualifies him or her for membership under Section 42-F, or is de- 
pending on the trade for a livelihood, or is employed by the organization as a full-time officer 
or representative; provided, further, that members who are life members, apprentices, train- 
ees or probationary employees shall not be eligible. A member must have been twelve (12) 
consecutive months a member in good standing of the Local Union and a member of the 
United Brotherhood for two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination, except 
where the Local Union has not been in existence the time herein required. A member must 
be a citizen of the country in which the Local Union is located at the time of nomination. 
To be eligible for nomination or election as a delegate to a General Convention, a member 
must meet the requirements of Section 31-E." 

Council delegates properly elected by the delegates to the Council will be seated as del- 
egates to the General Convention with full voice and vote on all matters except election of 
General Officers. (In such cases required notices will be sent only to Council delegates.) 
However, a Council delegate to the General Convention can vote for General Officers at the 


General Convention if (1) he/she has been properly elected by vote of the membership in ac- 
cordance with the Constitution and Laws, or (2) he/she was properly elected to a Council of- 
fice by vote of the membership in accordance with the Constitution and Laws, and the Coun- 
cil By-Laws provide that the member holding the office is automatically a delegate to the 
General Convention, and the members were on notice at the time they voted that they were 
voting for a General Convention delegate as well as a Council officer. Therefore, when such 
delegates appear before the Credentials Committee at the General Convention, he or she 
must have, in addition to Credentials and Due Book, a letter from the Council describing the 
manner in which elected as a delegate to the General Convention and a copy of the Coun- 
cil By-Laws, if applicable. If your credentials are in order, you will be seated as a fully ac- 
credited delegate to the General Convention, entitled to participate fully in its affairs and 
deliberations, including the right to vote on all matters before the General Convention, in- 
cluding the right to vote for General Officers, subject to the above provisions. 

Section 31-E provides: "A member cannot hold office or be nominated for office. Busi- 
ness Representative, Delegate or Committee who has reached the age of 70 years at the 
time of nomination, or unless present at the time of nomination, except that the member 
is in the anteroom on authorized business or out on official business, or prevented by acci- 
dent, sickness, or other substantial reason accepted by the Local Union or Council prior to 
nominations, from being present ; nor shall the member be eligible unless working for a liveli- 
hood in a classification within the trade autonomy of the United Brotherhood as defined in 
Section 7, or in employment which qualifies him or her for membership under Section 42-F, 
or is depending on the trade for a livelihood, or is employed by the organization as a full- 
time officer or representative ; provided, further, that members who are life members, appren- 
tices, trainees or probationary employees shall not be eligible. A member must have been 
twelve (12) consecutive months a member in good standing immediately prior to nomina- 
tion in the Local Union and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America for two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to nomination, unless the Local 
Union has not been in existence the time herein required. A member must be a citizen of 
the country in which the Local Union is located at the time of nomination. A member who 
retires after being elected may complete the term for which elected. Contracting members 
are not eligible to hold office, nor shall a member who has been a contracting member until 
six (6) months have elapsed following notification by the member to his or her Local Union 
in writing that he or she has ceased contracting." 


Nomination and election of delegates shall be at special called meeting (s). 

All members must receive notice by mail of the number of delegates to be elected and 
the time, place and date of the nominating meeting. This notice shall be by letter or post- 
card and shall be sent not less than fifteen days prior to the date set for the nomination of 
delegates. Notice of nominations must be mailed to each member at his or her last known 
address as reported to the Recording Secretary under Section 44-1. No other form of notice 
is permitted. (Notice in newspapers or similar publications shall not constitute proper notice, 
but may be used as a supplementary notice.) 

All members must receive notice by mail of the time, place and date of the election. 
This notice shall be by letter or postcard and shall be sent at least fifteen days prior to the 
date set for the election of delegates. Notice of the election must be mailed to each member 
at his or her last known address not less than fifteen days prior to the election. No other 
form of notice is permitted. (Notice in newspapers or similar publications shall not consti- 
tute proper notice, but may be used as a supplementary notice.) 

A Local Union (or Council electing its delegate by membership vote) may use a com- 
bined notice of nomination and election if it contains all the necessary information, is mailed 
by letter or postcard to each member at his or her last known address, as .indicated above, 
and is sent at least fifteen days prior to nominations. If a Local Union or Council sends a 
combined thirty-day notice, nomination and election of delegates may be held at the same 
special called meeting. 

MARCH, 1981 3 


To be eligible to vote for delegates in a Local Union a member must have held member- 
ship in the Local Union for at least twelve (12) consecutive months (unless the Local Union 
has not been in existence the time required) and be in good standing at the time of voting. 
Contracting members are not eligible to vote. The benefit status of a member shall not be 
considered in determining his or her eligibility as a candidate for delegate or his or her eligi- 
bility to vote for delegates. 

It shall be the responsibility of the Financial Secretary to certify the eligibility of all 
candidates for delegate at the time of nomination. 

Where two or more Local Unions have merged, the twelve consecutive month period of 
membership required as a condition of eligibility for nomination for delegate or voting in an 
election for delegates may be established by including continuous membership in any of the 
Local Unions whose merger resulted in the existing Local Union. 

Names of the elected delegates are to be in the General Office by June 1, 1981. 

Each delegate will be entitled to one vote. (A delegate representing more than one 
chartered body will be entitled to only one vote.) Proxy representation is not allowed. 
Each delegate establishes claim to a seat in the Convention through official credentials 
supplied by the General Office which must be properly filled out and signed by the Presi- 
dent and Recording Secretary of the Local Union or Council which he or she represents, 
with the Seal of the Local Union or Council affixed thereto. 

Delegates must have their due books with them to show that they are members in good 
standing and have been members in good standing for twelve months prior to their election 
and the expense of each delegate attending the Convention is to be paid by the Local Union 
or Council he or she represents. 

A form letter, with self-addressed envelope, addressed to the General Secretary, is en- 
closed with this Convention Call. The letter provides space for the General Office with the 
necessary information regarding the election of delegates. This letter is to be completed by 
the Recording Secretary immediately following the delegate election and mailed promptly 
to the General Secretary. When the information required, including the home address of the 
delegates, is received at the General Office and the elected delegates' membership status and 
eligibility are found to be in compliance with our Constitution and Laws, credentials and 
further information will be sent to the delegates' home address and not to the Local Union 
or Council. 

All amendments to the Constitution and Laws proposed by Local Unions, District, 
State or Provincial Councils must be submitted separately, in triplicate, by July 1, 1981, in 
accordance with Section 63-E and F. 

Fraternally yours, 

'{iJ/££uixAUi^ A^^tyXi^ 




Organized Labor Stands Guard in These Uncertain Times 

Union members support President Reagan's efforts to fight inflation, but 
they will not permit anti-wage-earner forces to turn back the clock. 

President Ronald Reagan made a 
special point of telling US voters, last 
year, that he was a union member and 
a former president of the Screen 
Actors Guild and that he understood 
the problems of the working popula- 

He is now completing his first 
ninety days in office, and in his first 
message to the Congress, last month, 
he indicated where he wants legislation 
to begin. 

In his first televised speech to the 
American people, February 5, he set a 
tone for fair dealing which Americans 
hope will mark his entire four-year 
administration. He told his audience: 
"I urge those great institutions in 
America — business and labor — to 
be guided by the national interest, and 
I'm confident they will. The only 
special interest we will serve is the 
interest of the people ..." 

And, yet, as he uttered those words, 
there were already special interests 
inside and outside of his Administra- 
tion, planning ways to alter or repeal 

those worker and consumer protec- 
tions which trade unions have strug- 
gled for decades to achieve. 

Many Brotherhood members, for 
example, received in their mail, last 
month, a letter from "Americans 
Against Union Control of Govern- 
ment," a special-interest group based 
in Vienna, Va. The letter asked the 
recipient to sign and return a "special 
petition ... to help us shut down the 
Department of Education" and to 
"fight labor union bosses." 

The advisory council listed on the 
letterhead contains the names of Sen. 
Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah and 
chairman of the Senate Labor and 
Human Resources Committee; Sen. 
Jesse Helms of North Carolina, an 
extreme right-wing Republican and 
strongly anti-labor; Cong. Mickey 
Edwards of Oklahoma, another Re- 
publican; and others known to be 
strongly anti-union. 

Senator Hatch "has his guns aimed 
at the Occupational Safety and Health 

Administration, the minimum wage, 
and 'union corruption,' " according to 
the AFL-CIO Legislative Alert, a 
newsletter circulated to all AFL-CIO 

"These programs and the reputa- 
tions of trade unions will be on the 
line in this Congress," states Legisla- 
tive Alert. "So when the time comes, 
your letters, phone calls, or visits to 
your legislative legislators can pro- 
vide that much needed grassroot effort 
— and it will make a difference!" 

It is too early to develop strategies 
for dealing with the new Administra- 
tion, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer 
Thomas R. Donahue said recently, 
since little has been heard yet from 
those who speak in an official capacity. 
But he added this comment: "We 
have supported administrations; we 
have opposed administrations. We 
have remained an independent, free 
trade union movement. We have faced 
worse line-ups in Congress, and we 
have endured." 

MARCH, 1981 




Oregon Congressman Jim Weaver has 
renewed his battle against log exports 
and introduced a bill to limit the 
exports of public and private timber. 

Weaver says his bill would make 
permanent the present annual prohibi- 
tion against the export of federal 
timber. The bill would also require 
the Secretary of Agriculture to report 
to Congress within 90 days on steps 
which could be taken to reduce the 
volume of logs exported from private 
and other public lands. 

Weaver said his bill would require 
the Agriculture Secretary to consider 
actions which could be taken imme- 
diately to limit exports as well as 
those which would require further 


The American Institute for Free 
Labor Development has urged the media 
of Latin America and especially Central 
America, to announce the offer of a 
reward by AIFLD of $50,000 for 
information leading to the arrest and 
final conviction of the murderers of 
Michael Hammer, Mark Pearlman and 
Rodolfo Viera. Hammer and Pearlman, 
staff representatives of AIFLD, and 
Viera, who headed El Salvador's 
agrarian reform program, were killed 
in El Salvador January 3, 1981. 


More workers than ever have college 
degrees, and the number of college 
graduates in the workforce has nearly 
doubled since 1970, according to data 
released by the Bureau of Labor 

The Labor Dept.'s statistical arm 
found in a March, 1980, survey that 

nearly 17 million workers aged 25 to 
64 had completed four or more years of 
college and some 13.4 million had 
attended at least one year of college, 
a total of about 30.3 million workers 
with education beyond high school. 

A decade ago, 8.7 million workers 
had finished four years of college, 
and 7.2 million had attended some 
college for a total of about 16 


The number of "moonlighters" — workers 
holding two or more jobs — rose slightly 
between May 1979 and May 1980 to 
4,759,000, the Bureau of Labor Sta- 
tistics reported. A year earlier, the 
number was 4,724,000. 

The multiple job holding or moon- 
lighting rate, which measures multiple 
jobholders as a percent of all 
employed workers, was 4.9%, the same 
as in May 1979. 

The proportion of all working women 
who moonlighted, however, rose from 
3.5 to 3.8% while that of men dropped 
from 5.9 to 5.8% over the year, BLS 
said. Seven years ago, the rate was 
6.6% for men, 2.7% for women, and 5.1% 


Ray Marshall, who served four years 
as Secretary of Labor in the Carter 
Administration, has been appointed 
senior counselor to the AFL-CIO 
Industrial Union Department Institute, 
lUD President Howard D. Samuel 

Marshall will serve in a part-time 
role to advise the Institute, formed 
last year as an independent, non-profit 
research and education center. The 
institute currently is doing research 
on industrial and regulatory policies, 
plant closings and productivity growth. 

Marshall will rejoin the faculty of 
the University of Texas in September. 


Inflation raged through the economy 
at a double-digit rate in 1980 for the 
second straight year, causing workers' 
purchasing power to plummet 4.8%, the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

The 12.5% jump in the government's 
consumer price index last year was an 
improvement over 1979 's rate of 13.4% 
but was still the second-worst infla- 
tion rate for the nation since 1946. 
Not since 1918-19 had inflation pre- 
viously exceeded 10% for two years in 
a row. 


General Treasurer and CUC Director Charles Nichols, First General Vice President 
Pat Campbell, Congressional Delegate Fofo I. F. Siinia of American Samoa, and 
Second General Vice President Sig Liicassen at the Capitol Hill reception. 

Brotherhood Leaders Meet 
New Congressmen at Reception 

It has become a tradition with 
each new U.S. Congress that the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America welcomes 
the new Congressmen and Senators 
with a special reception on Capitol 

CLIC (the Carpenters Legislative 
Improvement Committee) once again 
arranged the gathering, and Brother- 
hood leaders were introduced to the 
new solons by the Brotherhood's 
Legislative Director Charles Nichols 
and Legislative Advocate David 

This year, the Brotherhood was 
joined in welcoming the Congres- 
sional newcomers by legislative rep- 
resentatives of the International 
Union of Operating Engineers, the 

International Brotherhood of Elec- 
trical Workers, and the Laborers In- 
ternational Union of North America. 

The reception was held in the 
Rayburn House Office Building at 
the close of a daily session in late 

One important aspect of the 
gathering was the opportunity it 
gave to Brotherhood leaders to dis- 
cuss with the new legislators the 
Brotherhood's views on matters to 
come before the 97th Congress. 

Many of the new Congressmen 
came to Washington with support 
from CLIC in the general elections, 
last November. They were grateful 
for the opportunity afforded by the 
reception to express thanks for 
CLIC endorsement and aid. 

California Congressman Norman Y. 
Mineta talks with the new Labor 
Secretary, Ray Donovan. 

House Committee Chairman Melvin Price 
of Illinois, right, is greeted by First 
General Vice President Campbell. 

General Secretary John Rogers, Cong. 
Ray McGrath of New York, and Senator 
Alfonse D'Amato of New York. 

Second General Vice President Sig 
Liicassen greets new Labor Secretary Ray 
Donovan, a fellow New Jerseyan. 

Congressman William Clay of Missouri, 
left, with Ken Peterson of the AFL-CIO 

Veteran Congressman Carl Perkins of 
Tennessee with General Treasurer 

Cong. Bob Shamansky, Ohio Democrat, 
center, talks with General Treasurer 
Nichols and another guest. 

MARCH, 1981 



States Losing $800 Million A Year From Off Companies Through Shell Games 

It's an old saw that taxes avoided 
by one group will be paid by 
another to keep government run- 
ning. The trend over the decades 
has been one of business and indus- 
try successfully shifting the tax bur- 
den to individuals and now a cur- 
rent example has come to light. 

According to a coalition of labor 
and consumer groups, the nation's 
major oil companies will avoid pay- 
ing $800 million in state taxes this 
year by hiding about half of their 
bulging profits and by using tax 


The Citizens-Labor Energy Coali- 
tion has released a study showing 
that for years, the 23 biggest U.S.- 
based oil conglomerates have used 
complex accounting gimmicks to 
conceal their real profits. 

In 1980, about $17 billion in oil 
company profits went untaxed by 
the 45 states which have income 
taxes, the average tax rate being 
6%, the study estimates. 

The study was released at a re- 
cent coalition-sponsored conference 
in Cleveland where more than 500 
national and local labor and citizen 
group leaders gathered to map 
strategies under the theme of "En- 
ergy Policy: Challenge of the 80s." 

Featured speakers at the confer- 
ence included top-ranking officers of 
the International Association of 
Machinists; Service Employees; Oil, 
Chemical and Atomic Workers; 
Clothing and Textile Workers; 
United Food and Commercial 
Workers; and United Auto Work- 

Speakers pointed to the growth of 
the Energy Coalition and similar 
joint efforts by labor and citizen 
groups as a promising political de- 
velopment made even more com- 

pelling since the November 4 elec- 

Nationally, the Coalition brings 
together more than 200 labor, citi- 
zen action, community, minority, 
senior, farm and women's organiza- 
tions. Its agenda calls for affordable, 
job-creating, safe energy, and a 
break-up of the monopolistic con- 
trols and political power of the oil 

Conference leaders called the 
study of "State Undertaxation of the 
Oil Industry" the first attempt to 
document why "profits as the com- 
panies report them to individual 
states do not add up to total domes- 
tic profits as reported to the federal 
government" — the state ratio being 
about one-half the federal. 

The primary method used by the 
multinational oil companies to arti- 
ficially lower their reported profits 
is their overly complex subsidiary 
structure, says the study. Through 
subsidiaries, for example, com- 
panies are able to report high profits 
in low tax states and low profits in 
higher tax states. 

Also, many states have adopted 
federal tax loopholes which are 
"pure giveaways from the states 
without corresponding benefits to 
them or their taxpayers." In some 
states, oil companies have managed 
to avoid paying state taxes alto- 

The tax avoidance, the study re- 
ports, has been growing along with 
soaring oil company profits. In 
1978, $9.3 billion in hidden and 
loophole profits went unreported to 
the states, which lost an estimated 
$435 million in revenue. In 1979, 
unreported profits of $13.6 billion 
meant that states lost $641 million 
in uncollected taxes. 

The lost revenues, noted the 
study, work a hardship on finan- 

cially-strapped state and local gov- 
ernments, compelling citizens to 
endure higher taxes and reduced 

The study suggests several ways 
for states to plug the tax drain, in- 
cluding closing loopholes, enacting 
gross receipts taxes, imposing a 
"piggy-back" tax on the federal 
windfall profits tax, and changing to 
a "unitary method" of taxation, as 
California did, to prevent "transfer 
pricing" from high tax to low tax 

Ending tax avoidance at the state 
level was among the goals set at the 
conference. Other Energy Coalition 
plans include opposing over-charges 
by utilities, weatherization financing 
to create jobs and cut heating costs, 
and a campaign against total and 
immediate deregulation of natural 


William W. Winpisinger, presi- 
dent of the Coalition and of the 
Machinists Union, declared: "Con- 
sumers are paying twice for oil com- 
pany profits — once at the pump and 
once more at tax time." 

John Sweeney, president of the 
Service Employees stressed the need 
for strong coalitions uniting labor 
and community groups. "Without a 
vigorous labor movement speaking 
to workers' needs on the job, and 
without strong community organiza- 
tions speaking to their needs in the 
neighborhood, no political organiza- 
tion can be successful in the years 
ahead," Sweeney said. 

Robert Goss, president of the Oil, 
Chemical and Atomic Workers, re- 
minded the conference that con- 
fronting the oil companies is "a 
David and Goliath battle, and that 
frightens some people. But let me 
remind you — David won." (PAI) 


LEFT: The nerve center of the Brotherhood's busy computer record-keeping program is this room of computer hardware. 
General Secretary John Rogers checks a print-out with Operations Supervisor Dick Fuller and Data Processing Manager Don 
Mellin. RIGHT: Data entry operators keying in data from billing statements. 

Fact-Finding Seminar Studies Expanded Computerization 

As the Brotherhood's General Office in 
Washington, D.C., continues to improve 
its computerized record-keeping system 
under the direction of General Secretary 
John Rogers, the General Officers have 
recognized a growing need for computer 
"back up" among many large local unions 
and district councils. 

Rather than have each major affiliate 
(with approximately 600 or more mem- 
bers) develop its own independent 
computer system, it is anticipated that a 
standardized "hardware/software pack- 
age" will be developed by the Brother- 
hood and offered to interested affiliates 
on a voluntary basis. 

Last November, a suryey letter was 
sent to all local unions and district 
councils to identify certain problem 
areas where computers would be useful. 
As a follow-up to the survey. General 
Secretary Rogers sent out notices that a 
computer fact-finding seminar would be 
held at the General Office on January 28, 
and General Executive Board Members 
were requested to designate representa- 
tives from two local unions and two 
district councils in their districts who 
might attend the seminar. 

A special fact-finding committee com- 
posed of the Brotherhood's data process- 
ing manager, Don Mellin, and a con- 

sultant group from Computer Data 
Systems, Inc., participated in seminar 
discussions. It will now review comments 
and suggestions drawn from local union 
and district council representatives at the 
seminar and will make recommendations 
to the General Secretary on mini- 
computer options available to affiliates. 
Seminar discussions indicated that 
district councils with large memberships 
might benefit from computers in mem- 
bership record-keeping, in data on con- 
tract agreements, while the basic needs 
of local unions will be in membership 
and accounting procedures and in collec- 
tive bargaining. 

LEFT: General Secretary Rogers 
leads a discussion with local union 
representatives. LOWER LEFT: 
District Council representatives meet- 
ing in the General Office board room. 
LOWER RIGHT: Pete Johnson, vice 
president of Computer Data Systems, 
Inc. (in shirtsleeves) and Secretary 
Rogers at the auditorium blackboard. 

MARCH, 1981 

Industrial Stewards Alei 
to Health and Safety Ha 
In Series of Special Trail 

The training manual developed 
by the OSHA project staff. 

On Saturday, January 17, 1981, 
amid chilling 5° weather, 100 rep- 
resentatives of the Indiana Indus- 
trial Council attended a UBC 
Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA) workshop 
in Lafayette, Ind. The theme of the 
workshop was hazard identification 
and correction, and the seminar 
participants received information on 
occupational problems and diseases 
as well as legal rights and issues. 

The Brotherhood's OSHA project 
director Joseph Durst opened the 
seminar by discussing the import- 
ance for union representatives to 
become involved with workplace 
safety and health issues. The work- 
shop delegates were shown a film 

about recognizing and dealing with 
serious, undetected work-related 
health problems. 

Later, Industrial Hygienist Scott 
Schneider and Safety Consultant 
Andrea Hricko, both members of 
the UBC OSHA project staff, dis- 
cussed ways of detecting the hazards 
found in those shops represented at 
the seminar. In particular, they dis- 
cussed the potentially dangerous 
effects of wood dust, solvents, metal 
fumes from welding, and various 
chemicals produced in the shops. 
The delegates, in turn, were asked 
to fill out questionnaires on the 
various safety and health hazards 
present in their shops. 

During the afternoon. Assistant 

General Counsel Kathy Krieger led 
a session on workers' rights, protec- 
tions, and responsibilities under the 
OSHA law. She also discussed the 
issues of filing OSHA complaints, 
gaining access to medical records, 
and refusing unsafe work. 

Joe Durst then discussed the role 
of local union safety and health 
committees and suggested effective 
ways of setting them up. Finally, a 
representative from the Indiana 
State University labor extension pro- 
gram described the various OSHA 
classes now open to trade unionists 
and suggested them as a possible 
follow-up to the workshop. Dele- 
gates received copies of a 300-page 
resource guide dealing with health 





and safety problems. The manual 
was put together by the UBC OSHA 
project staff with the assistance of 
staff members of the Industrial 

Other OSHA workshops pre- 
sented by Joe Durst over the past 
couple of months include one held 
on December 20, 1980 in Lebanon, 
Ore., for Locals 2554, 1157, and 
2791, and one held on December 
22, 1980 at the Williamette Valley 
District Council in Eugene, Ore., 
for Locals 2750, 2756, 2787, 3035, 
and 3091. Similar programs were 
presented on January 24, 1981 in 
Dallas, Tex., for local union rep- 
resentatives of the Texas Council 
of Industrial Workers and on Febru- 
ary 6, 1981 in Kalamazoo, Mich., 

for representatives from the Michi- 
gan Council of Industrial Workers. 

Two additional safety seminars 
have been scheduled for the first 
half of 1981. One will be held on 
April 24, 1981 in Madison, Wis., 
for representatives of the Mid- 
western Council of Industrial Work- 
ers, and the other is scheduled for 
July 18, 1981, in Albuquerque, 
N.M., for members of the South- 
western Council of Industrial Work- 
ers. Finally, some open dates still 
remain for OSHA workshops. 

Members who are interested in 
attending one of these workshops 
should contact the Industrial De- 
partment at the General Office in 
Washington, D.C., for further 

The first Midwest 
session was held in 
Lafayette, Ind., 
early in January. 

The second 
seminar of the new 
year brought 
together stewards 
from the 

Divers' Healthy 
Safety Studied 
Under OSHA Grant 

Diver Hotline Ready 

The US Labor Department's Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Administration 
recently granted the Brotherhood 
$45,000 to extend its workplace hazard 
awareness project, originally intended for 
industrial members, to include commer- 
cial divers. This latest amount brings the 
Brotherhood's federal grant total, 
awarded since last summer, to approxi- 
mately $115,000, according to First 
General Vice President Patrick J. 
Campbell, who administers the Brother- 
hood's expanded service program for 

This newest project is part of an 
interagency agreement between the 
National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the 
Occupational Safety and Health Admin- 
istration (OSHA). Both of these orga- 
nizations have overlapping responsibility 
and authority in the area of incorporating 
technical information into educational 
programs for workers and employers. 

The project will provide commercial 
divers with occupational health and 
safety research and standards, recom- 
mendations for improved work practices, 
education information, and technical 
assistance services. The Brotherhood will 
provide the data base for the study by 
funding baseline physical examinations 
of a representative group of US commer- 
cial divers. The Brotherhood's efforts 
will fit into a larger NIOSH-Duke 
University program to develop a National 
Diving Accident Network. This will 
identify competent diver treatment facil- 
ities and gather data in a central location 
similar to the practice in the United 

The physical examinations will be 
conducted at six medical centers by 
physicians certified by the Undersea 
Medical Society. They will include 
thorough medical histories as well as 
laboratory and clinical determinations, 
and all data will be kept confidential. 

Prior to the exams, the Brotherhood 
will release details to all district councils 
and local unions representing divers to 
explain the purpose of the program, 
communicate the need for the examina- 
tions, and encourage diver participation. 

The Brotherhood's industrial occupa- 
tional health and safety project is cur- 
rently administered by Joseph Durst, who 
works under the supervision of Joseph 
Pinto, director of the Industrial Depart- 
ment. For the latest commercial diver 
study, the NIOSH project director will be 
Dr. Alan Purdy, and the OSHA project 
director will be Ms. Clinton Wright, who 
will work cooperatively with the United 
Brotherhood's officers and staff. 

Continued on Page 38 




Ceneral Office's 
Fourth Floor Is 
Hub of lUorh 
For President, 
Uice Presidents 

From the General President's office at the west end to the 
General Executive Board Room at the east end is an array 
of executive offices serving the needs of the membership. 

Four floors up from the busy inter- 
section of Louisiana and Constitution 
Avenues, N.W., in Washington, D.C., 
and overlooking the US Capitol Mall, is 
the office of the United Brotherhood's 
General President William Konyha. 

Through the window behind his desk 
one can see the magnificent white and 
gleaming Capitol dome. The windows to 
the General President's left look out 
upon the US Department of Labor, 
and the Federal Triangle. 

Those leaders of our union who 
planned the move of our General Office 
from Indianapolis, Ind., to Washington, 
D.C., more than two decades ago truly 
did their work well. No other labor 
organization, no private group, is 
physically closer to the heart of 
America's governmental system than the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America. 

Five floors high and filled with ad- 
ministrative activity, the building at 101 
Constitution Avenue, Northwest, op- 
erates primarily from a hub of work on 
its fourth floor — the executive offices 
of the General President, the First Gen- 
eral Vice President, and the Second 
General Vice President. 

The General President supervises the 
interests of the entire union and oversees 
the operations of each department. He 
signs and issues all charters, and, with the 
consensus of the General Executive 

Board, he may fill any vacancy which 
might arise in the General Offices. 

In addition to being top administrator 
of the Brotherhood, he must devote time 
to serving Brotherhood interests on the 
AFL-CIO Executive Council, on the 
executive board of the AFL-CIO Build- 
ing and Construction Trades, and he 
represents our three-quarters of a million 
members on other public and private 
bodies, as well. Consequently, he must 
depend for advice and counsel on four 
special assistants and two secretaries to 
maintain the fast and efficient pace of his 

A long corridor extends from his office 
at the west end of the building to the big 
General Executive Board Room at the 
east end. Along that corridor are the 
offices of First General Vice President 
Patrick J. Campbell and Second General 
Vice President Sigurd Lucassen and their 
staffs. Near the board room are the 
offices of Director of Organization James 
Parker and Presidential Assistants James 
Davis and Richard Cox. In the opposite 
offices are Assistants to the President Don 
Danielson and Charles Brodeur and 
General Representative Jack Diver, the 
latter two, former officers of the Wood, 
Wire and Lathers International Union 
who are completing the work of merging 
their organization with the Brotherhood. 

When they are not "on the road" 
attending official functions or representing 

FAR LEFT: General 
President Konyha 
discusses correspond- 
ence and field reports 
with Assistant to the 
General President 
Don Danielson. 

LEFT: In a corner of 
his fourth-floor office, 
General President 
Konyha reviews mem- 
bership progress with 
Director of Organiza- 
tion Jim Parker. 

the General President, the two General 
Vice Presidents have much administra- 
tive work on the fourth floor. Vice 
President Campbell directs the appren- 
ticeship and training program and the 
union label activity. He is in charge of 
approving and disapproving the laws of 
all local unions, district, state, and 
provincial councils. He is in charge of 
the records of all union and non-union 
shops, mills and factories, and he directs 
the administrating of international agree- 
ments between the Brotherhood and vari- 
ous industry organizations. 

Second General Vice President Lucas- 
sen, meanwhile, is in charge of juris- 
dictional matters and he heads the Com- 
mittee on Contract Maintenance, which 
works toward administering agreements 
which enable our construction members 
to compete for maintenance contracts in 
industrial plants. He, too, assists the 
General President in administrative 

Organizing Director Parker coordinates 
the work of the Brotherhood's con- 
tinent-wide staff of field organizers. 

Jim Davis handles the "hot line" for 
emergency jurisdictional problems in the 
field, and Dick Cox represents the 
Brotherhood before various jurisdictional 

All in all, it's a busy fourth floor and 
a fitting command center for our century- 
old organization. 



Two secretaries handle the flood of correspondence, telephone calls, 
and reports which reach the General President's Office each work day. 
Here, General President Konyha reviews the day's activity with 
Secretaries Erven Meyer and Sue Dillon. 

Teletype operator Mary Cook expedites 
a reply to a local union request for 
information, as dictated by First Vice 
President Pat Campbell. Two teletype 
machines are available. 

First General Vice President Campbell confers with Assistant 
to the General President Charles Brodeur on a matter con- 
cerning the Lathing Subdivision. The Wood, Wire, and Metal 
Lathers International Union merged with the Brotherhood 
in 1979. 

Second General Vice President Sig Lucassen, right, drops into 
a fourth-floor office to discuss a jurisdictional matter with two 
Assistants to the General President, Jim Davis, left, and Dick 
Cox, center. Service to local unions and councils is often 
speeded by telephone. 

Conference rooms are available on the fourth-floor for meet- 
ings. Here Assistant to the General President Danielson and 
Second General Vice President Lucassen review a working 
agreement with representatives of the National Constructors 
Assn. — Carl Tower, manager of construction labor relations, 
Dravo Corp.; Noel Borck, NCA; Bob McCormick, NCA; and 
Hugh Wallace, Bechtel Corp. labor relations. 

Director of Organization Parker, standing in the rear, talks 
Willi his secretary, Bonnie McCullough, in his records office. 
In the foreground, Maria Frederic serves as a French and 
Spanish translator and works in the general organizing pro- 
gram. Rose Ziegler, right, works with General Representa- 
tive Jack Diver and Assistant to the General President 
Charles Brodeur. 

MARCH, 1981 




The Canadian Labour Congress, in an 
economic publication, recently warned 
that the drop in the "officially 
counted" unemployment rate should not 
be mistaken for an improvement in the 
jobless situation. 

The Economic Bulletin, prepared by 
the Congress' Research and Legislation 
! Department, notes that those who 

stopped looking for work were con- 
sidered to "have withdrawn from the 
workforce" and were not counted by 
Statistics Canada. The document says 
without them the "official" unemploy- 
ment level fell. 

"In times of high unemployment — as 
the job outlook worsens, the official 
unemployment statistics move further 
away from reality as workers who have 
been unemployed for many months become 
discouraged with their lack of 
success in finding jobs." 


A management consultant who is inves- 
tigating mine conditions for a special 
committee of the Ontario Legislature 
is finding startling evidence that mine 
safety in Northern Ontario still leaves 
a lot to be desired. 

Research consultant James Fisher 
made an unimpeded visit to the Madawaska 
Mines Ltd. plant at Bancroft, a uranium 
mine "with a good safety record." This 
mine had a poor safety record in 1977 
which resulted in measures being taken 
to correct the situation. Accordingly 
worker's compensation claims fell from 
112 for every million man-hours worked 
to 16 in 1979, two years later. 

Still, Fraser found the mine floor 

with hardly any safety barriers. He was 
"amazed" when he saw "a guy walking in 
the dark in the main passageway with a 
very low roof in that slimy, lumpy mud 
with a 100-pound drill and ore-carriers 
going by. " 

A man operating a machine scooping 
up blasted rock had to stand on a 
small, round platform on one side with 
barely room for his feet although the 
machine itself was the size of two 
tables. The bucket of ore swung in 
front of his face and dumped the muck 
behind him. 

"In effect, he's going right over his 
head with chunks of rock big enough to 
crush him while he stands on this plat- 
form with his back pressed against the 
wall," Fisher said. 

"It's unbelievable. Yet, in a plant 
in another industry, a forklift operator 
would be enclosed in a complete cage 
with lots of room and rollbars." 

His impression was that mines accept 
hazards which are not tolerated in 
other industries. 

A royal commission is investigating 
safety conditions in Ontario mines 
which have been proved accident-prone 
in recent years as the problems have 
been exposed. Twenty-two deaths have 
already occurred this year. The average 
for the previous three years has been 
11 deaths. 


Continuing regulation by government 
is necessary in such fields as indus- 
trial health and safety, environmental 
protection, labour standards and rela- 
tions, consumer protection, corporate 
financial disclosure, Canadian content 
in Canadian broadcasting, sexual and 
racial discrimination and minimum 
standards for private pensions, the 
Canadian Labour Congress said in a 
brief presented to the Parliamentary 
Task Force on Regulatory Reform. 

General standards for monitoring the 
effectiveness of government enforce- 
ment measures should be considered, the 
Congress suggested. 

"The apparent inefficiency of equal 
pay for work of equal value legislation 
in eliminating income differentials 
between male and female workers" was 
mentioned in the CLC brief. 

Publicity concerning regulations 
assist observance and enforcement, the 
Congress said. So would the develop- 
ment of office consolidations of "all 
the relevant regulatory requirements 
pertaining to identifiable fields of 
activity", such as pensions. Simplified 
digests of the regulations should 
accompany these manuals, the brief 



Schools Broaden Study of Labor s History 

California students will be taking a 
closer look at the place of organized 
labor in American society, thanks to 
an updated economics curriculum 
adopted by the state's board of educa- 

In Maryland, a new law passed by 
the general assembly mandates the 
teaching of labor history in the state's 

And in Detroit and New York, 
teachers are being provided with 
lesson plans, classroom materials, guest 
speakers and other aids to help them 
teach labor studies. 

Nationally, more than half a million 
members of the American Federation 
of Teachers are getting supplies of a 
colorful new classroom aid, developed 
by the union, for teaching labor 

These are a sample of organized 
labor's active national, state and local 
efforts to encourage positive teaching 
of labor studies in the nation's school 

The AFL-CIO Dept. of Education 

Any Schools Named 
For Labor Heroes? 

In New York and Chicago there 
are schools named in honor of 
Samuel Gompers, first president of 
the American Federation of Labor. 

The AFL-CIO Education Depart- 
ment would like to know of any 
other public elementary or second- 
ary schools around the country 
named after Gompers or other 
labor leaders. Perhaps there's even 
a school named after Peter Mc- 
Guire, the Brotherhood's founder. 
Or John L. Lewis? Or William 

There may be schools in Canada 
named after Canadian labor lead- 
ers, too. 

Let The Carpenter know about 
them, and we'll pass the informa- 
tion on to the AFL-CIO Educa- 
tion Department. Write: Editor: 
The Carpenter, 101 Constitution 
Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 

is stepping up its own activities in this 
area in 1981 with programs already 
under way to provide leadership, tech- 
nical help and resource materials to a 
variety of "labor-in-the-schools" pro- 
grams around the country. 

The department's director, Dorothy 
Shields, emphasizes the federation's 
interest in working with state and local 
leaders, with the Teacher's union and 
with support groups to correct the 
"neglect" of fair, balanced treatment 
of the role of organized labor in 

In the California case, the state 
board of education's curriculum de- 
velopment commission designed its 
new social science framework to in- 
clude a positive approach to the role 
of trade unions and collective bargain- 
ing in modern society. The framework 
is a written guide used for teaching 
and for textbook selection at all grade 

Former AFL-CIO Regional Director 
William L. Gilbert, a member of the 

Continued on Page 38 





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After 60, a woman has five men 
in her life: 

She walks with Cy Atico; 
She writes with Arthur Ritis; 
She does her work with Will Power; 
She goes to bed with Ben Gay; and 
She wakes up with Charley Horse. 
Who said the 60's are jolly? 
— Mrs. Fred Dry 

(a retired carpenter's wife) 
Hollywood, Fla. 



Overheard: "They say brunettes 
have sweeter dispositions than red- 
heads, but that's a lot of hooey. 
My wife's been both, and I can't 
see any difference! 



Boy: Mom, my grades are below 

Mom: What do you mean? 
Boy: They're below C level. 

— Mary Ann Di Palermo 
Stoten Island, N.Y. 


Salesman: But Madam, you can 
buy this home freezer for what you 
will be able to save on your food 

Housewife: Well, we are buying 
our car on the bus fares we save 
and our house on the rent we save, 
we just can't afford to save any 
more right now. 

— Saw and Hammer News 
Local 200 



Patient: How much to have my 
tooth pulled? 

Dentist: $50. 

Patient: That's too much. I'll pay 
you $10. 

Dentist: I'm afraid for that price, 
all 1 can do is loosen it a little. 


Harry: How did your horse do in 
the race? 

Larry: Are you kidding? The nag 
should have packed a change of 


A class reunion is the occasion 
when everyone gets together to see 
who's falling apart. 


We all sang "Happy Birthday" to 

Granny Mabel, 
Who wanted to show she was able. 
When the host turned down the 

Granny blasted every candle in 

And blew frosting over her kin and 

the table. 

— M. B. Medwed 

Local 13, Chicago, 111. 


In a train bound for London dur- 
ing World War I, in a passenger 
car at the end of the train, there sat 
four passengers: an old woman, a 
young girl, a Frenchman, and a 
British officer. All was going well 
on the journey until the train 
passed through a dark tunnel. Sud- 
denly, through its darkness, a loud 
smooch was heard, then a resound- 
ing slap! 

As they moved out of the tunnel, 
the British officer had a black eye. 
"Well," he thought, "the French- 
man kisses the girl, and I get the 

"I don't get it," said the young 
girl. "Why should the British officer 
kiss the old woman instead of 

"The girl shows good reactions," 
thought the old woman. "Slapping 
that fresh officer the way she did." 

"How clever am I," thought the 
Frenchman. "I kiss the back of my 
hand, smack the officer, and no one 
suspects me." 

— Colleen Matousek 
Milwaukee, Wis. 



On his first day at school the lit- 
tle boy was telling his teacher 
about his dog, "What kind of a dog 
is he?" asked the teacher. 

"Oh, he's a mixed up sort . . . 
kind of a cocker scandal." 


One of the things we have to be 
thankful for is that we don't get as 
much government as we pay for. 

— C. H. Kettering 



GEORGE BUSH is expected to be 
nominated this year for best sup- 
port of an actor, according to The 
UTU News. 



Reciprocal Agreements 

of the PRO-RATA Pension Plan 

A major step forward in bringing life- 
long pension coverage to Brotherhood 
members was taken in 1971 when the 
Pro-Rata Pension Agreement was estab- 

The agreement is a basic document 
which permits members to move from 
one pension plan to another as their work 
assignments change while working in 
various areas, drawing pro-rata benefits 
from each of the various plans upon re- 
tirement . . . and not losing benefits in 
any. It is a form of "portability" long 
sought in the building and construction 
trades. It means that a member can, with 
certain limitations, change jobs and main- 
tain his pension protection at the same 

The plan is simple. Local Union or 
District Council Pension Plans A, B, C, 

and D, for example, will notify the Gen- 
eral Office in Washington, D.C., that they 
want to participate in the Pro-Rata Pen- 
sion Plan. Reciprocal agreements are 
signed by the trustees of each plan, and, 
in so doing, the various plans become a 
part of the international reciprocal pro- 

A member of the Brotherhood does 
not achieve pro-rata pension protection 
merely by being a member in good stand- 
ing. His local union or district council 
has to negotiate a pension plan with em- 
ployers, if it has not already done so. 
Then the trustees of that plan have to 
enter into reciprocal pro-rata agreement 
with other plans. This is done by signing 
the International Pro-Rata Agreement. 

In addition to the pro-rata reciprocal 
pension agreement, there was also estab- 

lished in 1971 the nationwide Carpenters 
Labor-Management Pension Fund. This 
pension plan, which is primarily for 
groups not covered by local union and 
district council plans, is administered in 
Wilmington, Del., by American Benefit 
Plan Administrators, Inc. (For informa- 
tion about this nationwide plan, write to 
the address listed at the bottom of Page 
18 or telephone (302) 478-5950.) It is 
broken down into two categories — an 
Industrial Pension Plan and a Construc- 
tion Industry Pension Plan. A member in 
the Labor-Management Plan is automat- 
ically covered by the Pro-Rata Recipro- 
cal Plan. 

Local unions and district councils can 
obtain more information about the re- 
ciprocal pension program by writing to 
the General Office. 

The Carpenter magazine publishes the following list, periodically, so that Pro-Rata Pension Plan 
participants and administrators may have the most recent list of plans which offer reciprocity. 


Arizona State Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
5125 North 16th Street, Suite A104 
Phoenix, Arizona 85016 


Centennial State Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
789 Sherman Street, Suite 560 
Denver, Colorado 80203 

Carpenters District Council of Jacksonville 

'and Vicinity Pension Fund 
c/o Florida Administrators, Inc. 
P.O. Box 16845 

2050 Art Museum Drive, Suite 106 
Jacksonville, Florida 32216 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Arkansas 

504 Victory Street 

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 


Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Northern California 
955 Market Street 
San Francisco, California 94103 

Carpenters Pension Trust for 

Southern California 
520 South Virgil Avenue 
Los Angeles, California 90020 

Mill Cabinet Pension Fund for 

Northern California 
995 Market Street 
San Francisco, California 94103 

San Diego County Carpenters Pension Fund 
3659 India Street, Room 100 
San Diego, California 92103 

Southern California Lumber Industry 

Retirement Fund 
650 South Spring Street, Room 1028 
Los Angeles, California 90014 


Conecticut State Council of Carpenters 

State-Wide Pension Plan 
10 Broadway 
Hamden, Connecticut 60109 


Broward County Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
Florida Administrators, Inc. 
7300 North Kendall Drive— P.O. Box 695 
Miami (Kendall), Florida 33156 

Local Union 1685 Pension Fund 
P.O. Box 956 
Melbourne, Florida 32901 

Mid-Florida Carpenters Pension Fund 
Florida Administrators, Inc. 
3203 Lawton Road— P.O. Box 20173 
Orlando, Florida 32814 

Palm Beach County Carpenters District 

Council Pension Fund 
Florida Administrators, Inc. 
1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 413 
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 

South Florida Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
Florida Administrators, Inc. 
7300 North Kendall Drive— P.O. Box 695 
Miami (Kendall), Florida 33156 

MARCH, 1981 


Idaho Branch, Inc. 
A.G.C.-Carpenters Pension Trust 
1662 Shoreline Drive, Suite No. 200 
Boise, Idaho 83706 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Illinois 
P.O. Box 470 

28 North First Street 
Geneva, Illinois 60134 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
12 East Erie Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60611 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters 

Millmen Pension Fund 
12 East Erie Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60611 


Kansas Construction Trades Open End 

Pension Trust Fund 
c/o Fringe Benefit Funds 
202 West Thirty-Third Street 
P.O. Box 5096 
Topeka, Kansas 66605 

Continued, next page 



Local Union 1098 Pension Trust 

6755 Airline Highway 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805 

District Council of New Orleans and 

Vicinity Pension Trust 
315 Broad Street 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 

Northeast Louisiana District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Plan 
c/o Southwest Administrators 
P.O. Box 4617 
Monroe, Louisiana 70805 


Cumberland Maryland and Vicinity Building 
and Construction Employees' Trust Fund 
125 South Liberty Street 
Cumberland, Maryland 21502 


Massachusetts State Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
69 Winn Street 
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 

Western Massachusetts Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
29 Oakland 
Springfield, Massachusetts 01108 


Michigan Carpenters' Council Pension Fund 
241 East Saginaw Street 
East Lansing, Michigan 48823 


Carpenters District Council of Kansas City 
3100 Broadway, Suite 609 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 


Lincoln Building and Construction Industry 

Pension Plan 
Suite 211 — First National Bank Building 
100 North 56th Street 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504 
Attention, Ronald L. Miller, Adm. 

Omaha Construction Industry Health, 

Welfare and Pension Plans 
3929 Harney Street 
Omaha, Nebraska 68131 


Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Northern Nevada 
1745 Vasser 
Reno, Nevada 89501 

Construction Industry & Carpenters Joint 

Pension Trust for Southern Nevada 
928 East Sierra Avenue 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 


Northern New England Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
472 Chestnut Street 
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101 


Carpenters & Millwrights Local No. 31 

Pension Fund 
41 Ryan Avenue 
Trenton, New Jersey 08610 

E. C. Carpenters' Fund 

76 South Orange Avenue 

South Orange, New Jersey 07079 

New Jersey Carpenters Funds 
130 Mountain Avenue 
Springfield, New Jersey 07081 


New Mexico District Council of Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
Trust Fund Administrator of CompuSys. Inc. 
P.O. Box 11399 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87192 


Nassau County Carpenters Pensiort Fund 
1065 Old Country Road 
Westbury, New York 11590 

New York City District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
204-8 East Twenty-Third Street 
New York, New York 10010 

Suffolk County Carpenters Pension Fund 

Box "F" 

Medford, New York 11763 

Westchester County New York Carpenters' 

Pension Fund 
10 Saw Mill River Road 
Hawthorne, New York 10532 

Carpenters Local Union 964 

Pension Fund "B" 
130 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 


Miami Valley Carpenters' District 

Pension Fund 
Far Oaks Building 
2801 Far Hills Avenue 
Dayton, Ohio 45419 

Ohio Valley Carpenters District Council 

Benefit Funds 
c/o Pension and Group Consultants, Inc. 

Room 902—6 East Fourth Street 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 


Oregon-Washington Carpenters 

Employers Trust Fund 
321 S.W. Sixth Avenue 
Portland, Oregon 97208 


Carpenters' Pension Fund of 

Western Pennsylvania 
390 Seven Parkway Center 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220 


Rhode Island Carpenters Pension Fund 
14 Jefferson Park Road 
Warwick, Rhode Island 02888 


Middle Tennessee District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
200 Church Street 
Nashville, Tennessee 37201 

Tri State Carpenters and Joiners District 
Council of Chattanooga, Tennessee 
and Vicinity Pension Trust Fund 

P.O. Box 6035 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401 


Utah Carpenters' and Cement Masons' 

Trust Fund 
3785 South 7th East 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 


Carpenters Retirement Trust of 

Western Washington 
P.O. Box 1929 
Seattle, Washington 98111 

Millmen's Retirement Trust of Washington 
c/o Local Union 338 
2512 Second Avenue, Room 206 
Seattle, Washington 98121 

Washington-Idaho-Montana Carpenters- 
Employers Retirement Trust Fund 
East 123 Indiana— P.O. Box 5434 
Spokane, Washington 99205 


Chemical Valley Pension Fund of 

West Virginia 
Raymond Hage and Company, Inc. 

Employee Benefit Plan Consultants 
1050 Fifth Avenue 
Huntington, West Virginia 25701 


Wyoming Carpenters Pension Plan 
141 South Center— Suite 505 
Casper, Wyoming 82601 


Carpenters Labor-Management 

Pension Fund 
American Benefit Plan Administrators, 
3906 Concord Pike, P.O. Box 7018 
Wilmington, Delaware 19803 




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Wisconsin Members 
Produce ThermaCai 

Bay Area Demonstrators Protest Seminar 

ThermaCai being applied to the roof of 
a residence in waferboard sections. 

Our "What's New?" page in the Janu- 
ary Carpenter described a new roof- 
insulation material called ThermaCai, 
manufactured by Cornell Corp. of Com- 
nell, Wis. 

Robert J. Warosh, executive secretary- 
treasurer of the Midwestern Industrial 
Council, has since reported to us what 
our news source about ThermaCai did 
not: This excellent roof insulation ma- 
terial is manufactured by members of 
our Local 2476, and there is a contract 
agreement between the local union and 
the Cornell Corporation-making Therma- 
Cai doubly important as a union-made 

Father's Death Brings 
Donations to APDA 

On December 20, 1980, the 88-year- 
old father of William Volk, Local 13, 
Chicago, 111., passed away. He was 
afflicted with Parkinsons Disease. 

His death inspired his son's co-workers 
at the carpenter shop of the Southwest 
plant of the Metropolitan Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Greater Chicago to make a con- 
tribution to the American Parkinson 
Disease Association. Their donation 
amounted to a total of $59.00. William 
Volk followed this with his own $25.00 

Cedar Rapids Local 
Joins Midwest Council 

Local 1039 of Cedar Rapids, la., re- 
cently voted to affiliate with the Midwest- 
ern Industrial Council. Members of the 
local union are employees of the Quaker 
Oats Company in Cedar Rapids. 

Angry union members demonstrate against a union-busting seminar being held for 
northern California home-builders at a hotel near the Oakland, Calif, airport. More 
than 1,000 trade unionists from the San Francisco Bay area turned out for the 
protest. The seminar was conducted by the law firm of Littler, Mendelson, 
Fastiff & Tichy. 

Groundbreaking Ceremony in Pomona 

Local 1752 broke ground December 23 for a new headquarters building. The 
structure is to be three stories above ground and one below. In 38,000 square feet of 
working space there will be facilities available to the public for meetings, wedding 
receptions, and other activities. It is located at 170 W. San Jose Ave., in Claremont. 

The groundbreakers, from left, include: Dave Underwood, architect; Lee Goldstein, 
president of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce; Marlin E. Harris, building 
committee chairman; Clyde W. Cable, financial secretary; Larry Ruiz, business 
representative; Enid Douglass, Claremont vice mayor; and Joseph Eickholt, president 
of Local 1752. 

MARCH, 1981 


Prevailing Wage 
Attacks Spread 

Bills to repeal state "Little Davis-Bacon 
Acts" have been introduced in Texas, 
Utah and Colorado. 

Additional anti-prevailing wage legisla- 
tion is expected in several states, includ- 
ing Kansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, and 

In Colorado, the repeal bill, H.B. 1070, 
sponsored by Representative Stephenson 
was passed by the House Business Affairs 
and Labor Committee following hearings 
on January 20. The vote fell along strict 
party lines: five Republicans supporting 
repeal and four Democrats opposed. If 
this pattern is repeated, the predomin- 
antly Republican legislature may place 
the repeal bill on Democratic Governor 
Richard Lamm's desk in the near future. 


Meanwhile in Utah, strong Republican 
majorities hope to ram a repeal bill past 
the Democratic governor, Scott Mathe- 
son. In 1979, the Republicans fell one 
vote short of overriding a veto by Gov- 
ernor Matheson. This year. Representa- 
tive C. McClain Haddow, a former aide 
to Senator Orrin Hatch and a fundraiser 
for Senators Hatch and Gam, sponsored 
H.B. 1, the prevailing wage repeal bill. 
Hearings in the House Labor and Man- 
power Committee in Utah, where the Re- 
publicans control by a 9 to 4 margin, 
were expected to end on January 22. 
Supporters of the Utah prevailing wage 
law face a tough uphill battle, consider- 
ing the overwhelming Republican ma- 
jorities in both houses of the state legis- 


While no repeal bill has been intro- 
duced yet in Kansas, a fierce lobbying 
battle is beginning to shape up. In the 
weeks to come, non-union builders in 
Kansas, led by the Associated Builders 
and Contractors, are expected to ask the 
state legislature to repeal the prevailing 
wage law. The law has been on the 
Kansas books since 1891. 

Richard Coleman, executive director of 
the Associated Builders and Contractors, 
has been stumping Kansas and making 
his repeal pitch to local Chambers of 
Commerce, Rotary Clubs, and other 
potential sympathizers. The Kansas Build- 
ing Trades, who have been seeking 
tougher enforcement of the existing law, 
are digging in for a fight and will prob- 
ably get help from Governor John Carlin, 
a Democrat. 

In New Hampshire, Nancy Baybutt, 
state legislator and wife of a contractor, 
requested that a bill be drafted to in- 
crease the threshold on the New Hamp- 
shire prevailing wage law to $1.5 million. 
Presently contracts of under $500,000 
are not covered by the state's "Little 
Davis-Bacon Act." This bill would raise 

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job done right and finishing on 
schedule. Thafs why I always 
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job right the first time. It makes 
planning a lot easier to know 
that I can get as many men as I 
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You owe it to yourself to check the facts; 
after all, it's your money 

For further information contact: 

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520 South Virgil Avenue, Suite 104 

Los Angeles, CA 90020 

The Southern Calif ornia Conference of Carpenters negotiated with management, 
last year, a clause in its new area-wide contract which calls for an advertising 
campaign promoting the virtues of union labor. Approximately $150,000 for the year 
1981 will be spent for this promotional activity. 

Money for advertisements, like the one shown above, comes from the Construction 
Industry Advancement Fund, which is funded by the contractors. All of the Trustees 
of the fund are management representatives but the Southern California Conference 
has three advisors who consult with the Trustees. John T. DeCarlo, Contract 
Administrator for the Southern California Conference, reports that response to the 
advertising campaign has been gratifying. 

the threshold to $1.5 million. Along with 

Maryland, New Hampshire's threshold is 

already by far the highest in the nation. 

For information on how to defend 

prevailing wage laws, contact the Build- 
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at 815 1 6th St., NW, Room 603, Wash- 
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Santa in Portsmouth 

Members of Local 437, Portsmouth, O., 
and their families enjoyed a Christmas 
party, last December, at the local union 
headquarters. Food, refreshments, prizes 
and Santa Claus were on the program. 
Party chairman was Ed Vanderpool, Jr., 
shown above with his wife and mother 
(in the background). A gaily decorated 
Christmas tree added to the festive 

Cabinet-Maker Santa in Englewood 

Guy McDaniel, a cabinet-maker member of Local 1583, Englewood, Colo., became 
an impromptu Santa Claus, when his local union invited all of the members' children 
to the local offices for a Christmas party in December. The offices were gaily 
decorated while McDaniel made his Christmas list. 

Steward Training Program in Everett 

Twenty-one members of Local 1054, 
Everett, Wash., completed a Brotherhood 
shop steward training program on Janu- 
ary 24. Completion certificates are being 
forwarded to the following members by 
General Representative Earle Soderman, 
who conducted the course: 

Bud Parmenter, Steve Ginnard, Hilde- 
garde Aurdal, Albert Nush, Art Lewis, 
Bradford R. Pilkenton, George Groene- 
wold, Royce Shatto, Tom Selk, Patricia 
Steele, Linora Dockter, Richard N. 

Mickles, Wallace Mandsager, Dan D. 
Wampler, Patrick John Dennee, Eldo 
Dockter, Donald B. McCallister, Margery 
Price, Ron Pelzel, Jerry Haugstead, and 
Frank Dennee. 

General Representative Soderman is 
conducting a series of steward-training 
programs in the Pacific Northwest area 
under the direction of the Western States 
Organizing Office, explaining the rights 
and responsibilities of members under 
labor-management agreements. 


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MARCH, 1981 


Shop Steward Training, Tacoma 

Sequoia Council Honors Nichols 

Local 2633 members who completed the shop steward 
training class: Front row, left to right, Donald Daniel, Orville 
Saylor, Donald Barsness. Back row, left to right, Harold 
Harris, Charles Pole, Biran C other. Gray den Olson, and Allan 
Moore. Not pictured: Ronald Curtis, Shirley Ely, Richard 
Wilder, Larry Grace, and Mark IVilson. 

Thirteen members of Local 2633, Tacoma, Wash., 
participated in a shop steward training session presented on 
November 22, 1980. Even working with five different agree- 
ments, the class went smoothly. Time was allowed for the 
more experienced stewards to share their experiences with the 
newer stewards. Stewards who have applied some of the 
techniques taught during the session say they are better 
prepared to settle grievances at lower management levels 
without much hassle. More detailed lessons have been 
requested to help the stewards understand the terms of their 
working agreements even better, and another class will be 
scheduled in the near future to accomplish this, according to 
General Representative Earle Soderman. 

Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local 2633 is one of the 
oldest local unions in the lumber industry on the West Coast. 
There are only two working agreements that date back more 
than seven years; plant closures have taken a heavy toll. 

Organizing is what is keeping Local 2633 alive. A man who 
is responsible for the members' attitude towards organizing is 
retired Business Representative Richard W. Pittman. who led 
the local for many years and is still a welcome advisor. His 
reputation for honesty has paved many roads for Business 
Representative Patrick Dennis McGinnis to follow. The 
members' interest in improving themselves and their local 
union radiates. Several former members have been involved 
in recent organizing campaigns and have come to the local 
because of their past experiences. 

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less gasoline to restart the car than it does to idle it. 

• Avoid unnecessary use of air-conditioning equipment. 
When in use, it reduces fuel economy by as much as IVi 
miles per gallon. 

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of gas mileage. A vehicle started cold and driven four miles 
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General Treasurer Charles Nicfiols was honored during 
December at a special luncheon held in his home district. 
Leaders of the Sequoia District Council of California 
assembled at the River Inn in Kingsberg, Calif., to pay 
tribute to the work of the General Treasurer and to hear 
reports on activities in Washington, D.C., from Nichols and 
from their area Congressman, Chip Pashigan. Shown in the 
picture, taken after the luncheon, are, from left: Council 
President Walter E. Jameson, Congressman Pashigan, 
Council Secretary Larry Null, General Treasurer Nichols, 
and Local 1109 President Jerry Dignan. 

Tulsa Millwrights Installed 

The new officers of Millwright & Machinery Erectors 
Local 1015, Tulsa, Okla., began their new duties recently. 
From left to right, ihey include: Robert Reser, trustee; Travis 
Prewill, trustee: Dan Snow, warden: Bobby Alberty, con- 
ductor; Leon Eldridge, treasurer; Jack Simpson, recording 
secretary; George Moore, business representative; Bob Mayes, 
vice-president: and Don Marks, president. 

Not pictured is Jerry Delacerda, trustee. 

34,000 Jobs For Youth 
But Deadline Is Short 

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is offering 34,000 
summer jobs for young adults ages 15 through 18. Applica- 
tions must be in by March 15. 

Most of the jobs will begin in the second week of June and 
end in the second week of August. 

A typical YCC camp program would include projects such 
as building roads and trails, combating erosion and repairing 
damage to the environment caused by natural disasters. 
Participants work 30 hours and get environmental awareness 
training for 10 hours each week. 

There are about 1,500 YCC camps in the 50 states and U.S. 
territories, run by the U.S. Departments of Interior and 
Agriculture and state governments. Camps include both live-in 
and non-residential, where young people may commute. 

The YCC is carrying on the proud tradition of the New 
Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which established 
conservation and construction projects in the nation's wilder- 
ness areas which exist to this day. 

Young people interested should write to: Youth Conserva- 
tion Corps, P.O. Box 2975, Wash., D.C. 20013. 




. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 


James Parker, the Brotherhood's 
director of organizing, was the first to 
congratulate William C. Goetz after he 
was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree 
in Labor Studies. Kenneth Young, 
assistant to AFL-CIO President Lane 
Kirkland, and Russell Allen, deputy 
director of the George Meany Center, 
participated in the commencement 
exercises at the Silver Spring, Md., 

William C. Goetz, of Lexington, Ky., 
UBC staff organizer and president of the 
Bluegrass Central Labor Council, has 
been awarded a Bachelor of Arts in 
Labor Studies degree by Antioch Uni- 

Goetz, 33, has been studying for more 
than two years in the external degree 
program offered by the George Meany 
Center for Labor Studies at Silver Spring, 
Md., in cooperation with Antioch. The 
external degree program permits partici- 
pants to study independently at home 
while continuing their regular jobs. Some 
college credits are allowed for com- 
petencies gained through experience in 
the labor movement. 

Since February 1979, Goetz has spent 
one week every six months on campus at 
the George Meany Center meeting with 
counsellors and attending classes. They 
introduced him to courses of study he 
pursued at home during the next six 

Goetz and two other leaders of AFL- 
CIO unions received their diplomas from 
William E. Berry, Jr., director of Antioch 
University in Maryland. Kenneth Young, 
executive assistant to AFL-CIO President 
Lane Kirkland, spoke at the commence- 
ment; Russell Allen, the Center's deputy 
director, presided. 

In his work toward the Labor Studies 
degree, Goetz earned credits in labor law 
and legislation; labor movement, past 
and present; collective bargaining; labor 
and the American political system; in- 
dustrial sociology, economics, and Amer- 

ican government and labor. 

He had completed nearly three years 
of college credits at Milligan College in 
Tennessee, at the University of Cincin- 
nati, and at Xavier University in Cin- 
cinnati before entering the Antioch 

Others receiving Labor Studies degrees 
on this occasion were: 

Arthur J. Jones, 40, of Cheekatowaga, 
N.Y., secretary-treasurer, Buffalo Joint 
Board, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile 
Workers Union; and Marvin E. Oursler, 
29, of Suitland, Md., business representa- 
tive. Local 77, International Union of 
Operating Engineers. 

The George Meany Center's external 
degree program is open to all leaders of 
AFL-CIO unions. More than 100 are 
now enrolled; 24 have been graduated. 


Harry Von Romer, a member of 
Local 1596, St. Louis, Mo., was recently 
elected 1981 chairman of the St. Louis 
County Council, a prestigious body which 
regulates the St. Louis County govern- 

Von Romer has been a St. Louis 
County councilman for eight years, win- 
ning reelection twice' during this time. 
This is his second term as chairman of 
the council which governs the largest 
county in Missouri. 


At a special meeting on July 3, 1980, 
Howard Kelly of Local 180, Valtejo, 
Calif., received the George Meany Award 
for 20 dedicated years of service to the 
Boy Scouts of America. Local 180 Busi- 
ness Manager Joe McGrogan, left in the 
photograph, presented the award to 
Kelly, right, who is vice president of his 
local and secretary of the Napa-Solano 
Counties Central Labor Council. 

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The New and 
Official Cap 

. . . wifh the Brotherhood emb/em 
emb/ozoned in red, blue, black, 
and gold. Each cap has a white 
front, a blue mesh back for 
ventilation, and a blue bill. And 
it's union made. 

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$4.00 each 

Quantify prices: 

$3.75 each in quantities of 5 to 35. 

$3.50 each in quantities of 36 or more. 

If your local union would like to 
display its local number on the caps it 
orders, this can be done for a one-time 
extra charge of $10 for necessary 
stenciling. There must be a minimum of 
36 caps ordered at the same time to 
take advantage of this offer. The manu- 
facturer will keep the stencil on file 
for future orders. 

Send cash and remittance— cash, 
check, or money order to; General 
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America, 101 Constitution Avenue, 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Arbitration Award Brings Lump-Sum 
Retirement Severance at Rodman 

The Midwestern Millmen District 
Council on behalf of members who were 
once employed at the now-closed Rod- 
man Industries, Inc., Rimco Division, 
recently won an important arbitration 
decision entitling employees of Rimco to 
lump sum "retirement severance pay- 

The arbitrator found that the former 
plant employees who met certain age and 
service requirements actually have a 
vested pension right created by their con- 
tract provision for severance pay. 

Of equal importance was a determina- 
tion by the US Labor Department that 
the particular pay plan negotiated by the 
Millmen was covered by the Employment 
Retirement Income Security Act. So, had 
the union lost before the arbitration, they 
could nevertheless have proceeded in 
court to reach severance pay under 

This is how it all came about, as re- 
ported by the Bureau of National Affairs 
Daily Labor Report: 

In August 1979, Rodman Industries, 
Inc., Rimco Division, decided to close 
the plant due to alleged economic reasons 
and inefficiencies. Prior to the closing, the 
employer and the Brotherhood engaged 
in negotiations, during which the em- 
ployer explained in detail the perceived 
necessity of ceasing the operations. 

During an August 7, 1979, meeting, 
the Brotherhood presented the employer 
with a number of proposals in light of 
the plant shut down, including one deal- 
ing with "severance" pay. The proposal 
called for employees to receive 50 hours 
pay for each year of service within 30 
days of the date of their termination. 

Responding to the proposal, the em- 
ployer noted that it was acceptable only 
for employees with 30 years or more 
seniority. As a basis for this argument, 
the employer cited a provision in the 
1977 contract between the parties stating 
that employees with 30 years or more of 
continuous service shall not be denied 
severance pay if they are terminated for 
reasons other than a criminal act. All 
employees who had 30 years or more of 
continuous service at the time of the 
plant closure received payment, but other 
employees were denied payments. 

The Brotherhood contended that all 
employees were entitled to a pro rata 
lump sum payment because the employer 
had unilaterally and permanently closed 
the plant. All employees suffered a loss 
of the contractually guaranteed retire- 
ment or severance payments due to the 
plant closing, including not only those 
with a 10- year vested interest, but those 
who allegedly suffered a "forfeiture" of 
their "pension rights," the union said. 

The arbitrator found it necessary to 
straighten out the confusion of the parties 
with regard to the meaning and use of the 
terms "severance pay" and "retirement 

pay." The contract provision used the 
term "severance pay," but both the union 
and employer agreed that the term was 
used interchangeably and synonymously 
with the term "retirement pay." 

The Brotherhood contended that the 
contract provision was negotiated to 
establish a retirement plan or lump sum 
"pension plan" upon retirement. 

The employer, however, argued that 
the provision was negotiated to cover "a 
severance plan as opposed to a pension 
plan," the arbitrator said. 

The provision dealing with severance 
pay is synonymous with the idea of 
termination of employment due to meet- 
ing retirement eligibility rules, according 
to the arbitrator, who noted that sections 
of the provision established that the 
word "severance" was a synonym used 
to designate a lump sum payment upon 

The plan set forth two requirements, 
based on age and service, for the "sev- 
erance retirement" benefit, the arbitrator 
noted, adding that the parties clearly in- 
tended to negotiate a deferred vested pen- 
sion payable when the conditions were 
satisfied. "It is obvious that the purpose 
of a 10-year service requirement is to 
create a contractual right or a form of 
vesting in the employee who meets those 
eligibility requirements," he said. 

The arbitrator rejected the union's 
contention that all employees are entitled 
to lump sum payments from the em- 
ployer, due to the "forfeiture" of their 
"pension rights." The fallacy of this 
argument is twofold, the arbitrator said. 
First, the 10-year eligibility requirement 
cannot be written out of the contract. 

Second, it is fundamental to any basic 
pension plan, even if payable in a lump 
sum, that it is a reward and earned for a 
certain period of employment, he noted. 
If the union's theory is upheld, this 
would in eflfect be ignoring, modifying, 
or subtracting from the terms of the 
agreement all service and age require- 

In addition, the arbitrator rejected the 
employer's contention that only em- 
ployees with 30 years or more of service 
are entitled to payments. The other para- 
graphs in the provision dealing with 
severance pay provide for a lump sum 
benefit for employees who meet certain 
eligibility requirements. The paragraph 
dealing with employees with 30 years or 
more of service does not replace any of 
the rights provided in those paragraphs, 
he ruled. 

Those who have at least 10 years of 
continuous service, but who have not 
reached age 62 or 65, are entitled to a 
deferred lump sum payment upon reach- 
ing age 62, the arbitrator said, noting 
that the plant closing simply terminates 
the accumulation of service credit. 




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Energy is a key issue during these 
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One way of cutting utility bills is to 
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cooking, and using small appliances 
account for the rest. (In some homes, 
however, water heating costs more 
than home heating.) 

Cut Heating Bills 

You can save up to 30% of your 
heating costs during the winter months 
by adequately insulating your home. 
Although this may be a fairly costly 
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nal Revenue Service office has the 

Beware if you have an oil-fired 
furnace. On very cold days it should 
run almost continuously. If, instead, 
it keeps going on and off, it is prob- 
ably wasting money. One source esti- 
mates that 97% of all such furnaces 
are overfired — that is, they squirt 
more oil than needed because the oil 
nozzle is too big. A smaller nozzle will 
use up to 14% less oil, and your 
service technician can quickly tell you 
if you need one. 

If you have a forced-air heating sys- 
tem, check the ducts for leaks, be- 
because they can waste up to 9% of 
your heating dollars. Patching with a 
roll of insulation tape will usually do 
the trick. (And, while you're at it. 

check the filter because if it is dirty, 
you are not getting the heat you paid 

Setting the thermostat down by only 
5° for eight hours each night can save 
up to 15% of your fuel costs. Also, 
keep radiators dusted. If you paint 
them, use flat paint, not enamel. 

Hot-Water Savings 

Hot water heaters also throw money 
away at an alarming rate. For exam- 
ple, as much as 14% of their heat 
escapes through the walls of the tank. 
Many hardware stores now carry do- 
it-yourself insulation kits. It may be 
worth investing in one — for, as energy 
costs rise, it can pay for itself in less 
than a year. Also, by reducing the hot 
water setting from 140° F to 120° F, 
you can use about 18% less energy. 

Baths are costly these days, too. If 
you shower instead, you can save up 
to 2,000 gallons of water a year, as 
well as the fuel required to heat it. 
And you can save even more dollars 
by putting an inexpensive flow con- 
strictor in the shower head. 

You can reduce your hot water 
consumption in many other ways. For 
instance, don't leave a faucet running, 
use cold water for laundering as much 
as possible, and wait until the dish- 
washer and washing machines are full 
before switching them on. If a hot 
water faucet leaks, your money is 
going down the drain. One drop of 
water per second amounts to 650 gal- 
lons a year. With that, you could run 
59 loads of dirty clothes through the 
machine, and all it takes to stop that 
drip is an inexpensive washer. Finally, 
cold water should always be used for 
garbage disposals. 

Refrigerator Savings 

Chief among the appliances which 
can drive up your energy bill is your 
refrigerator. First, if you are consider- 
ing a new refrigerator, remember that 
a frost-free model requires approxi- 
mately 36% more energy than a 

standard model. If you have a manual 
defrost refrigerator, you should de- 
frost it frequently. Frost buildup re- 
duces efficiency and could cost you 
unnecessary dollars. You should also 
check the seals around both the re- 
frigerator and the freezer doors. Test 
the seals by closing the doors on a 
piece of paper. If you can slip the 
paper out without opening the doors 
you will need to replace the seals or 
adjust the doors. 

Keep the refrigerator coils clean, 
unobstructed, and away from heat 
sources. For maximum operating ef- 
ficiency, the refrigerator temperature 
should be kept between 37 and 40° F 
and the freezer at 0° F. 

Kitchen-Stove Savings 

Also, in the kitchen, if your stove 
is electric, turn off the element a 
couple of minutes before a dish is 
done; residue heat will finish the job 
for nothing. When baking, keep the 
oven door closed as much as possible. 
You lose up to 20% of the heat every 
time you peak. And, if you're cooking 
with gas, check those pilot lights — if 
the flames are not blue, they are cost- 
ing you penny by penny. If you are 
buying a new gas stove, make sure it 
has an electric ignition rather than a 
gas pilot light, for the pilot light con- 
sumes one-third to one-half of the 
total gas used by a range. 

Boiling water in uncovered pots is a 
real energy loser. Develop the habit of 
"lids-on" while cooking — this helps 
retain the heat and speeds cooking. 
Better yet, a pressure cooker cuts food 
preparation by two-thirds. Using little 
pots on big burners is also a costly 
waste of energy. Select the right size 
pots and pans with flat bottoms for 
maximum even heating. 

Electricity Savings 

As for lighting — flourescent fixtures 
and reflector bulbs are much cheaper 
to operate for a given amount of light 
than incandescent bulbs. Incandescent 

MARCH, 1981 


bulbs should be replaced as soon as 
they start to dim, and tinted bulbs and 
"long-life" bulbs should be avoided 
altogether, as they are the most in- 
efficient of all. Where bright light is 
needed, one bulb may be better than 
two — a 100-watt bulb, for instance, 
produces more light than two 60-watt 

Finally, appliances such as tele- 
visions, radios, and stereos should be 
turned off when not in use. 

By implementing any one of these 
energy-saving measures, you could 
save yourself substantial amounts of 
money every year. And, at the same 
time, you could help the nation over- 
come its energy crisis. If all American 
households, for example cut the use 
of dishwashers by one load a week, 
the aggregate saving would total 3.25 
million barrels of oil a year. And, if 
all home hot water heaters were prop- 
erly installed, this could save 60,000 
barrels of oil a day, which is almost 
22 million barrels of oil a year. It's 
not hard to see that a little bit of sav- 
ing can go a long way. 


Insulation Manual-Homes/ Apartments, 
a comprehensive guide to thermal protec- 
tion strategies, provides home builders, 
home owners, insulation and HVAC con- 
tractors, engineers, architects and others 
with an authoritative and complete source 
of information on the proper installation, 
use, economics and benefits of insulation. 

In addition, it gives related information 
and guidance on other energy conserving 
techniques for both designing and build- 
ing homes and adding insulation to exist- 
ing homes. Available for $10 from NAHB 
Research Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 
1627, Rockville, Maryland 20850. 

lUD Newsletter: 
Pension Investments 

A new newsletter dealing with the ad- 
ministration and investment of pension 
funds in the interests of workers is being 
issued by the AFL-CIO Industrial Union 
Department in Washington, D.C. 

The new publication, Labor & Invest- 
ment, is designed to help workers and 
their unions gain a greater voice in the 
use of pension fund assets, estimated at 
over $600 billion. It will also focus on 
related collective bargaining developments 
and strategies and report on legal, eco- 
nomic and legislative issues dealing with 
the investment and administration of 
pension funds. 

lUD President Howard D. Samuel 
noted in releasing the first issue of the 
newsletter that industrial unions have 


Check the Big: Ten Checklist 

to Save More Enei^y in Your Home 

The Committee for Home Energy Conservation compiled the following 
home energy checklist under the auspices of the National Institute of 
Building Sciences. The checklist was designed to convey the ten simple 
steps toward major home energy conservation, and it was endorsed by 
the US Department of Energy. These measures are cost effective, and 
many can be undertaken with little or no expense. 




You are probably using more electricity, gas, and oil than necessary. By using 
the Big Ten Checklist, you can Identify ways of reducing energy use and costs, 
and help the nation conserve energy. The first six Items Include actions which 
you can undertake with little or no expense. Other measures involving expen- 
ditures also may result in long.term savings of money and energy. 

1 Weather-stripping/caulklng — look for air cracks around doors, windows, 
and other openings, such as around pipes and ducts. Seal them by caulking' 

or weather-stripping.' Heat and air conditioning escape thro ugh cracks. 

2 Thermostat — set at 65 degrees in winter and at least 5 degrees lower when 
sleeping or away. (Higher heating temperatures are recommended for homes 
with sick, elderly, or infants.) Set at 78 degrees in summer. Consider a 
clock thermostat.* 

3 Water heaters — this is a major energy user in the home. TVy a lower thermo- 
stat setting. Consider an insulation wrap.* Install water flow restrictors in 
showers and faucets. They cut hot water use without affecting family 
comfort. When replacing water heater, choose an energy-efficient model. 

4 Heating/cooling system — clean or replace filters as needed . Close vents in 
unused rooms. Insulate* ducts and pipes in unheated spaces. Consider 
devices* wiiich can increase the efficiency of your existing system. When 
replacing, choose an energy -efficient model. 

5 Sunlight — keep direct sunlight out in summer; let it in during winter. 
Drapes, shutters, awnings, shade trees, glass with reflective film.' and solar 
screens' help. 

6 Appliances Aighting — fuliy load dryers and clothes and dish washers. 
Turn off unnecessary lights. If replacing, buy energy-efficient appliances 
and lighting. 

7 Attic insulation — checktoseeifyour attic has the recommended level of 
insulation.' Including the attic door. 

8 Floors and foundation walls — check for adequate insulation' under floors, 
around basement, crawl space, and foundation waUs. 

9 Windows and doors — consider storm windows .' doors .' or double- paned 
glass' to keep in heat and air conditioning. 

10 Exterior walls — consider adding insulation.' particularly when remodeling 
or re-slding your house. 

* You may qualify for federal income tax credits of IS percent of the first $2.000 
spent on the items marked above. You may also qualify for tax credits up to $2,200 
for approved solar devices. 

More information can be obtained from a Department of Energy booklet 
entitled "Lx)w Cost/No Cost Energy Savers." This is available by writing: 
Energy, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830. 



played a major role in building pension 
fund assets, which have become the 
largest source of capital for U.S. corpo- 

On this basis, Samuel said, "labor or- 
ganizations should also play a significant 
role in the administration of these funds, 
which are the deferred wages of millions 
of American workers." 

The newsletter will be published on a 
monthly basis, except for combined July- 
August and November-December issues. 

It will be distributed free of charge to 
lUD affiliates, and is available to un- 
affiliated labor organizations and non- 
profit groups at $24 per year, while the 
rate for other subscribers is $60 per year. 

Plans Growing 

According to a recently released study 
commissioned by the Department of 
Labor, multiemployer pension plans are 
increasing at a rapid rate. 

The study, which was undertaken by 
the firm of Towers, Perrin, Forster and 
Crosby, Inc., estimates that by the year 
2000, the number of multiemployer plans 
will have grown to 4,400 covering over 
13 million participants. Only 2,375 plans 
covering 8.8 million participants existed 
in 1975. {See Pages 17 and 18 for a list- 
ing of Brotherhood multiemployer plans.) 



nppREiiTiiESHip & TRnininc 

Mid-Year Meeting 
Set For Niagara Falls 

The mid-year meeting of the Carpentry 
Training Conference is scheduled for 
April 28 and 29, 1981 in Niagara Falls, 
N.Y. It will be held at the Niagara Hil- 
ton, Third and Mall, Niagara Falls, 
N.Y., 14303. The phone number is: 
(716) 285-3361. All conference attendees 
should make their own reservations. They 
should plan to arrive on Monday, April 
27, 1981, as the conference will begin at 
9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. 

An agenda of the mid-year conference 
will be forwarded to all attendees prior 
to the conference. 

November Dates 
For 1981 Contest 

The 1981 International Apprenticeship 
Contest will be held in Denver, Colo., the 
week of November 9-13, 1981. 
November 9 and 10, 1981 — Carpentry 

Training Conference, Denver Hilton 


November 11 and 12, 1981 — Interna- 
tional Apprenticeship Contest, Den- 
ver Convention Center 
November 13, 1981 — Awards Banquet. 
The International Contest Committee 
has asked all local unions and apprentice- 
ship trust funds to make contributions 
amounting to $1.00 for each registered 
apprentice to the committee to defray the 
cost of the annual competition. 

State, Provincial 
Contest Rules Noted 

The deadline date for all 1981 state and 
provincial contests is September 11, 1981. 
In addition, all contest committee secre- 
taries are reminded that International ap- 
plications for the first, second, and third 
place winners in state provincial contests 
must be received no later than five days 
after the completion of the contest. 
Finally, the rules and regulations, as re- 
vised December 5, 1979, will continue 
to be in effect for the 1981 International 

Lima Graduates 

The National Joint Carpentry Apprenticeship and Training Committee held its most 
recent meeting, last jail, in Cleveland, O. Attending the sessions, left to right, clock- 
wise around the table, were: Patrick J. Campbell, First General Vice President, 
director of the Brotherhood's Apprenticeship and Training Department, and com- 
mittee co-chairman (at head of table); R. W. Schwertner, committee co-chairman; 
Hans Wachsmuth, AGC; William Pemberton; Christopher Engquist, secretary; Arthur 
Ledford, member of the International Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest Committee, 
Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.; Marlin Grant; Peter Johnson; 
Debbie Miller, National Association of Home Builders; Louis Basich; Joseph Pinto; 
George E. Vest, Jr.; and James Tinkcom, technical director of the Apprenticeship and 
Training Department. Not present at time picture was taken were Preston Haglin 
and Ollie Langhorst. 

On December 3, 1980, two members of 
Local 372, Lima, O., received journey- 
man certificates for completing four-year 
carpentry apprenticeship programs. From 
left, they are Willie Banks, and William 
Schroeder. Other Journeymen who were 
eligible for certificates but were unable to 
attend the ceremony include Harvey 
Johnston, Chris Groh, and Tim Placie. 

Schwertner Elected 

Richard W. Schwertner, Radnor, Pa., 
was elected to a one-year term as presi- 
dent of the General Building Contractors 
Association, Inc. (GBCA) of Philadel- 
phia, during the group's annual business 
meeting, January 12. 

Schwertner, presi- 
dent of the C. H. 
Schwertner & Son, 
Inc. also has the 
unique distinction of 
being the first presi- 
dent of GBCA whose 
father, Charles H. 
Schwertner, also 
served as president 
in 1948. 

He served as co- 
chairman of the International Joint Car- 
pentry Apprenticeship Committee until 
recently. He is well known to many of 
the Brotherhood's apprenticeship and 
training leaders for his activities on this 
committee. Schwertner is also a member 
of the National AGC Manpower and 
Training Committee, serves on the board 
of directors of the construction com- 
puter company, and serves on the board 
of directors and as secretary/treasurer of 
the Irwin & Schwertner Company. 


Apprentice Grads, Red Bank 

The members shown above have received their journey- 
man's certificates for successfully completing four years of 
apprenticeship in Local 2250 of Red Bank, N.J. First row, left 
to right, Alvin C. Birkner, president; Thomas Sola, Raymond 
Aufiero, and Charles E. Gorhan, financial-secretary and J.A.C. 
secretary. Second row, left to right, James A. Kirk, Jr., 
business agent and J.A.C. chairman, and Robert Guffanti. Not 
present: Herbert S. Abrecht. 

MARCH, 1981 





On November 25, 1980, Millwright Local 
1693 conducted its annual pin presentation 
ceremony for members with 25 years of 
service to the brotherhood. 

Honored members, pictured in the accom- 
panying photograph, included, front row, from 
left to right: Ralph Scheffler, Steve Ratkovich, 
Raymond Johnson, Peter Willett, Kenneth 
Rundle, James Anderson Jr., John Flanagan, 
Basil Ward, Augusto Souza, Mack Longmire, 
George Pomeroy, Donald Arnold, Edward Henk, 
and Joseph Verdone. 

Back row, from left to right: John Bailey, 
recording secretary; W. Bud Mine, business 
manager; William Gundich, financial secretary; 
William Cook, vice president, Chicago District 
Council; and Earl Oliver, president and business 
representative of Local 1693. 





A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 


On December, 11, 1980, Local 734 held a 
special meeting to present service pins to the 
following long-term members, as seen in the 
accompanying photograph: 

Front row, from left to right: Mansford 
Fleenor, 25-yrs.; Raymond Hanger, 35-yrs.; 
Robert Kincaid, 30-yrs.; and John Slusher, 

Back row, from left to right: Carl Thurston, 
30-yrs.; Charles Samuels, 30-yrs.; Clayton 
Myers, 25-yrs.; and Albert Biehle, 25-yrs. 


Local 343 recently presented service pins 
to its senior members. In the accompanying 
picture are, front row: Peter Svaling and 
Albert Roy, 40-year members, and, back row, 
Ed Wozniak and Frank Thomas, 20-year pins, 
Morris Franco, 25-year pin, and Donald 
Plowman and Philip Hoch, 30-year pins. 

The following also received pins but were 
not present for the ceremonies: 

20-year: Steven Baljkas and Theodore Halma. 

25-year: Arthur Morton, Ted Jackson and 
Norman Scholz. 

30year: George Cornwell, Andre Daeninck, 
Harry Dean, Stan Johnson and Nick Pasichnyk. 

35-year: William Adolphe, E. Hedberg, Joe 
Hrechany, L. E. McMillan, Enoch Overgaard, 
F. A. Tamblyn and R. H. Zeemel. 

40-year: Gust Betke, T. Danielson, Eric 
Eastman, Richard Johnson and Ben Korman. 

60-year: James Clark. 

Kokomo, Ind. 

Winnipeg, Man. 




Local 993 recently held its annual service 
pin ceremony, and E. Jimmy Jones, state 
representative, made the presentations. In 
addition, County Commissioner William Oliver, 
a member of Local 727, presented 75-year 
member William Koch a proclamation from the 
mayor's office declaring November 7 "William 
Koch Day." The following members received 

Picture No. 1 shows, front row, from left to 
right: Charles R. Brandt, 25-years; Vernon 
Lilley, 25-years; Joseph Nimeth, 30-years; and 
George Fischer, 30-years. 

Back row, from left to right: Frank Flori, 
30-years; and Marvin Tibbets, 30-years. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Leroy P. Moore, Milton 
E. Cannon, Jr., Otto Zinkel, and Ulrich Jordan. 

Back row, from left to right: Lauri H. 
Suominen, and Ben G. Dodds. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left to right: J. E. Bumgarner, Edwin 
L. Clark, Walter E. Enholm, and Lee E. 

Back row, from left to right: A. T. Mclntyre, 
Jr., Pedro M. Perera, and Richard R. Powers. 

Picture No. 4 shows, from left to right: Al 
Scheidegger, 55-years; Joe Jereb, Jr., 45-years; 
Louis Arnoff, 45-years; and Theodore Maurer, 

Picture No. 5 shows local and state officers, 
from left to right: K. A. Berghuis, local presi- 
dent; E. Jimmy Jones, state representative; 
William Koch, 75-year member; William Oliver, 
county commissioner and member of Local 727; 
and Kenneth F. Pekel, financial secretary. 


In November, 1980, Local 1098 held its third 
annual 25-year membership awards banquet at 
the Knights of Columbus Hall in Baton Rouge. 
Members, officers, and their wives enjoyed a 
dinner and awards ceremony, and Financial 
Secretary E. J. Ardoin made the presentations. 

Members who received pins were, front row, 
from left to right: R. P. Zito, John T. Weems, 
William P. Smith, Thomas E. Murray, and 
Clifton P. Borne. 

Back row, from left to right: Johnnie Viola, 
H. W. Midkiff, Jr., L D. Milton, Jr., James L 
Pierce, Felton J. Juge, and Jack Guillman. 

Members who received awards but were not 
present for the photograph included: John 0. 

Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 1 

Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 2 

Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 3 

Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 5 

Lima, O. — Picture No. 2 

Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 4 

Ardoin, Welman Babin, Ed J. Gross, Floyd A. 
Miller, Tony Monteleone, Shirley Reeder, 
Richard Roddy, Jr., George Schexnayder, E. W. 
Vincent, and Walt D. Watson. 


On December 3, 1980, Local 372 held a 
recognition meeting in honor of its long- 
standing members. At the ceremony, the 
following members received honors. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left to right: former Business Representative 
Robert Wallace, Don Ramga, Ed Talboom, Don 
Woods and past President William Thomas. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left to right: Elvin Pepple, and Carl Markley. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the ceremony were: 25-year 
members Melvin Boop, Darrell Gratz, Robert 
Henderson, Roy Spears, and Kenneth 
Ziegenbusch; 35-year members Cy Huelsman, 
and Dick Risser. 

Carpenter by trade — yon could size a 
log for its strength, the run of its grain 
for beauty, the cut of the wood for 
durability. In the same scrutiny you 
fathomed the souls of men. 

Lima, O. — Picture No. 1 

Baton Rouge, La. 

MARCH, 1981 



The 1980 Christmas Party of North Kansas 
City Carpenters Local 1904 was held on 
schedule, and long-time members received 
veterans badges from Carpenters District 
Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Virgil 
Heckathorn. From the left in the picture, with 
number of years of membership indicated are 
Charles Munkers (45), Duane Howard (35), 
Charles Wilson (35) (in back row), Henry L. 
Brown (35), John Spotts (30), Heckathorn, Gene 
Myers (25) (behind Heckathorn), Robert Berg 
(30), John Dibben (25), Melvin Grossman (20), 
H. L. Keck (35) and Joseph Craven (30). 
(BEACON Photo) 


At a meeting on December 8, 1980, Local 
287 held its annual recognition night. Robert 
H. Getz, local union president and Keystone 
District Council secretary, presented service 
pins to the following 25-year members: 

Front row, from left to right: Ellis Dumas, 
James C. Heiser, B. Donald Kauffman, Neal 
Cleland, Robert I. Newmyer, and Roy S. Roush. 

Back row, from left to right: Ralph S. 
Klinepeter, Jack G. Zehring, Elmer F. Faus, 
Isabel McNaughton, William Cressler, Samuel W. 
Rowe, Howard S. Wise, and John A. Boeshore. 


On November 8, 1980, Local 55 held a dinner 
in honor of its long-term members. Those 
members who received pins are pictured in the 
accompanying photographs. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left to right: Vice 
President Bobby Schlegel, Financial Secretary 
Larry L. Vincent, and 70-year member George 

Picture No. 2 shows 55-year members, from 
left to right, Calvin Kennedy and Floyd Wood. 

Picture No. 3 shows, front row, from left to 
right: Vaughn Reneau, 25-yrs.; George Lydic, 
25-yrs.; John Carpenter, 25-yrs.; Lee Parker, 
25-yrs.; Floyd Wood, 55-yrs.; Calvin Kennedy, 
55-yrs.; John Paterson, 25-yrs.; Wayne Bush, 
25-yrs.; John Beck, 25-yrs.; Pete Trujillo, 
25-yrs.; and William Schaedel, 25-yrs. 

Back row, from left to right: Leslie M. 
Prickett, business representative; Larry L. 
Vincent, financial secretary; Carl Coffee, 25- 

Denver, Colo. — Picture No. 3 

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North Kansas City, Mo. 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

yrs.; M. E. Carey, 25-yrs.; Robert G. Sheriff, 
25-yrs.; Bill Hinrichs, 25-yrs.; Norman Forville, 
25-yrs.; Larry Hahn, 25-yrs.; Ray Mulder, 
25-yrs.; Tom Harshman, 25-yrs.; Dick Bednar, 
25-yrs.; Ralph Mulder, 25-yrs.; Joe Chambers, 

25-yrs.; George Larson, 25-yrs.; Ron Frick, 

25-yrs.; William E. Turner, 25-yrs.; Bernie 
Hixon, 25-yrs.; Alfred Gurule, 25-yrs.; Frank 
Clerkin, 25-yrs.; and Bobby Schlegel, vice 

Denver, Colo. — Picture No. 1 

Denver, Colo. — Picture No. 2 

New Orleans, La. — Picture No. 1 

New Orleans, la. — Picture No. 2 


On October 25, 1980, Pile Drivers Local 
2436 held its sixtii annual retired tnembers 
banquet and presented pins to the following 
longtime members: 

Picture No. 1 shows W. R. Abney, left, 
receiving a 4G-year pin from Financial 
Secretary L. B. Desadier. 

Picture No. 2 shows, front row, from left to 
right: E. R. Foreman; retired member of Local 
438, Mobile, Ala., Elbert Gibson; Financial 
Secretary L. B. Desadier; Dominic Angelo; 
Michael Tripl(ovich; and Anthony Tresel(. 

Back row, from left to right: Maurice 
Navilhon; Amery Englade; W. R. Abney; A. J. 
Fortmayer; Jessie Ballard; William Moore; 
James Moorman; Arthur Serpas; Guy Singletary; 
Frank Foret; George Duvic; Norman Blanchard; 
A. H. Fraychineaud; and Noah Hano. 


Local 1 held a special meeting on 
November 12, 1980, to honor those members 
with 25 and 50 years of membership in the 
Carpenters' Union. 

Pictured are, front row, from left to right: 
Elmer Rasmussen, Matt Loda, Richard 
Kuzniarek, William E. Strzelec, James Mannella, 
Sr., and Eugene Schellenberger. 

Back row, from left to right: John Mancini, 
vice president; Jay Garnett, financial secretary; 
William Vollmer, conductor; Casimir Vrasic, 
trustee; John Coughlin, trustee; Fred Dykstra, 
warden; Ken Kinney, business agent, and 
Augie Vollmer, president. 

Honored members who were unable to attend 
the ceremony include: 25-year members 
William Baumgartner, Jack Baureis, Walter 
Bielak, Robert Cunat, Guy Devereaux, Edwin 
H. Kalanke, Frank Knopfhart, Peter Kontas, 
Edgar Kukuk, John H. Matz, John C. Plettau, 
Erich F. Puchner, and Joseph P. Rybak. 50-year 
members: Anders Elveton and Frank Froehlich. 


At a recent presentation of service pins, 
Local 182 honored its longtime, 85-year-old 
member, Charles Herczog, for 65 years of 
continuous service in the Carpenters' Union. 
Pictured in the accompanying photograph are, 
from left to right: Warden Ted Maleski, 65-year 
member Charles Herczog, and President 
Harry Simon. 

Chicago, III. 


At its regular Christmas meeting, December 
8, 1980, Local 2250 presented 25-year service 
pins to the members shown in the accompany- 
ing photograph. 

First row, left to right, James A. Kirk, Jr., 
business representative; Frank Fazekas, 
Joseph Layland, William Krause, and Charles 
E. Gorhan, financial secretary. Second row, 
left to right, Alvin C. Birkner, president; 
William Ehrig, and William Krott. 

Those not present: Herbert Abrecht, Sr., 
Earl Anderson, Donald Davison, Robert Fox, 
Arne Hansson, H. Lee Kirkpatrick, William 
Layton, John Leach, and Stanley Ozoroski. 


The Brotherhood takes its hat off to Bob 
Neblett of Local 633, Granite City, III. 
Originally initiated into Local 377, Alton, III., 
in July, 1936, he is now the oldest living 
member of Local 633. He has spent many years 
working as a rig foreman for Raymond Inter- 
national Piledriving, and has worked in as 
many as 30 states. 

Cleveland, O. 

Red Bank, N.J. 

Granite City, 

MARCH, 1981 



On October 27 and 28, 1980, Local 1089 
held its annual pin presentation ceremony. It 
was the first year that the Local gave pins to 
members with from 25 to 65 years of service, 
and, therefore, the ceremony had to be split 
into two meetings. The following members 
were honored. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left to right: H. F. "Rocky" 
Shackelford, Richard Aguayo, Bert R, Baker, 
and Milford Belcher. 

Back row, from left to right: W. T. Springer, 
Louis A. Mills, and Thomas D. Leinenveber. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Elmer L. Stewart, Andy 
Curry, Harvey Watkins, James Creech, Robert 
Wenzel, Richard Weigle, Carwin E. Rogers, 
Norman Schalk, and Jack Mitchell. 

Second row, from left to right: John Halladay, 
Thomas Zailaha, Peter Krawchuk, Carl 
Christensen, C. H. Caylor, S. H. Humble, Alfred 
Califano, Art loll, Joe Kellwood, C. S. Scotten, 
and Joseph Houg. 

Third row, from left to right: Donald 
Shepard, Adolph Maldonado, Francis Jackson, 
Wesley Cady, C. A. Cutsinger, Arthur Bradley, 
Ray Lemons, Peter Pilles, Tom Kiefer, Ray 
Garvin, Alvin Perkins, and Charles Rabe. 

Back row, from left to right: Earl Kurtzman, 
J. T. Wood, L. E. Nelson, H. F. Heydenreich, 

Phoenix. Ariz. — Picture No. 1 

Ora Hippie, James Claywell, Benjamin Baum, 
Lyie McNeil, Floyd Burk, and Robert Chance. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Nick Gallegos, Anthony 
Hodor, Fred Melander, Howard Sterner, Ray 
Hernandez, L. G. McLane, Harold McCombs, 
Dean Curry, Louis G. Patton, and Clarence Gail. 

Second row, from left to right: Orville W. 
Handley, Jr., Esaw Long, L. A. Kurtzeman, Earl 
Parks, Clarence Poth, Frank A. Reinprecht, Ray 
Miller, Raymond Powell, Claude B. Stultz, and 
Travis Grant. 

Third row, from left to right: James West- 
brook, Allan Wright, Walter Walden, Donald 
Waggoner, Martin Nehrbass, Leo Browne, Kurt 

Tradewald, Walter Williams, Julius Versteeg, 
and John D. Childers. 

Back row, from left to right: Judd Foss, 
Albert Torzala, Joseph B. Martin, James A. 
Triplett, Edward A. Davis, and Dennis Enright. 

Picture No. 4 shows 30 and 35-year mem- 
bers, from left to right: Arthur Bailey, Jr., 
30-years; Deno Petrucciani, 30-years; Kendrick 
Thompson, 35years; Gordon Thoen, 30-years; 
and Ralph Ellison, 30-years. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35year members Roy 
Longshore, seated, and from left to right, Harry 
Mallory and Frank Maldonado, standing. 

Picture No. 6 shows 35year members, front 
row, from left to right: Herschel Atwood, Frank 
Poindexter, Paul Orick, James B. Porter, Gordon 
Hawkins, Leroy Bickel, Mark Minor, Arthur F. 
Carlson, Roy G. Wood, Harvey Wilson, and 
C. L. Richardson. 

Second row, from left to right: Alfred 
Henderson, Joseph Mellecker, Fayburn Johnson, 
Heartsill Johnson, Charles Silas, Ben Futrell, 
Jack Taylor, Frank Selich, L. L. Sanders, Nathan 
Yarbrough, John Enloe, and E. M. Parker. 

Third row, from left to right: Paul Terry, 
Nick Pela, George Patsche, Frank Tetiva, J. R. 
McGee, Seth Hughes, Earl Detherow, M. R. 
LaBrash, Jacob Schriner, Virgil Haag, Charles 
E. Hall, T. M. Busby, M. E. Arend, and Elmer 

Back row, from left to right: Ed 0. Martin, 


Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 2 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 3 



Fletcher Stewart, John Baker, Harold Baldwin, 
George Hester, and Dale Baker. 

Picture No. 7 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left to right: George Wheat, T. R. 
Christian, Carl Anderson, Russell Dooley, L. W. 
Butterfleld, Wesley Edwards, and A. Clark Fay. 

Back row, from left to right: Morris 
Christensen, James M. Bailey, Homer A. Cowan, 
Vernon B. Brown, John D. Black, and John G. 
Carlson, Jr. 

Picture No. 8 shows 40 and 45-year mem- 
bers, from left to right: L. J. Cleeton, 45-years; 
H. R. Oswald, 40-years; George Vaughn, 
45-years; Jerry Hofman, 45-yearSi and Cecil A. 
Sheets, 45-years. 

Picture No. 9 shows 65-year member Albert 
Colder with local and district leaders. Front 
row, from left to right: John F. Greene, 
executive secretary-treasurer, Arizona State 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 4 

District Council; and Albert Colder, 65-years. 

Back row, from left to right: Joe Marto, 
J. R. Boggs, Charles Byers, assistant business 
representative; and Don Williams, financial 

L '9mi 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 5 

Picture No. 10 shows past officers, from left 
to right: Ed Martin, former assistant business 
representative; Ralph Ellison, former business 
representative; and Jerry Hofman, former 
financial secretary. 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 6 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 7 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 8 









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Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 9 
MARCH, 1981 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 10 


Hicksville, N.Y.— Picture No. 1 

Hicksville, N.Y.— Picture No. 2 


Local 1772 held a ceremony recently In 
honor of its members who have served the 
Brotherhood for 25 or 35 years. The following 
members received awards: 

Picture No. 1 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: William Brenner, 
and Marcus Armstrong. 

Back row, from left to right: Walter 
Gebhardt, president; Alex Worontsoff, Hans 
Asdahl, Bjarne Carlson, Erik Isojoki, and 
Ernest Dunekack, business representative. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Anthony De- 
Simmone, Edward Leverton, Adam Sesock, 
Michael Traverse, Harole Hikingstadt, and 
August Reinhardt. 

Back row, from left to right: Walter 
Gebhardt, president; Maignois Viksna, James 
Bucholz, James Yeazitzis, George Esernie, 
Thorvald Kvelland, Walter McCord, and 
Ernest Dunekack, business representative. 


Thirty-year members of Kansas City, Kansas, 
Carpenters Local 168 were honored at the 
union's Christmas Party. Veterans pins were 
presented by Carpenters District Council 
Executive Secretary Virgil Heckathorn. Receiv- 
ing the awards in Picture No. 1 were, from the 
left, front row, L. E. Huffines, Chet E. Rosweicz, 
Gordon Haggard, James R. Burnett, C. D. 
Matney and Harold Davis. Second row, E. L. 
Hoegler, Harold Kahle, Heckathorn, Richard L. 
Burnett, Paul Dahlin and Al Colnar. In the rear, 
Ed Musil, Sr. 

Photo No. 2 — Receiving 35-year member- 
ship pins at the Christmas Party of Local 168 
were, from the left, Al Leiker, Sr., Raymond C. 
Green, Carpenters District Council Executive 
Secretary Virgil Heckathorn, who presented the 
badges; Vic Powers, Lawrence Tharp, Joseph 
L. Gragush and John Paduch. 

Photo No. 3 — Twenty five-year pins, were 
presented at the Carpenters Local 168 

Christmas Party, by District Council Executive 
Secretary Virgil Heckathorn. From the left, 
front row, Carl C. Calvert, Richard Chushuk, 
Sid Breshears, Ronald Acton and L. E. 
Stevenson. Back row, F. W. Basch, Harold 
Haberlein, Heckathorn, Dwayne Follin, Bill 
Verbenec and Jim Bray. (BEACON Photos) 


At an annual Christmas party held on 
December 16, 1980, George Laufenberg, 
president of Local 620, presented 25-year 
service pins to the following dedicated 

Front row, from left to right: Dom Pennella, 
Joseph Anfuso, Dom Marangi, John Laden, and 
Clinton Weeks. 

Back row, from left to right: Joseph Sarno, 
William Ramsey, President George Laufenberg, 
Lemuel Klaus, Walter Terry, and Robert 
MacMillan, Jr. 

Kansas City, Kans. — Picture No. 1 

Kansas City, Kans. — Picture No. 2 

Kansas City, Kans. — Picture No. 3 

Madison, N.J. 


The following list of 806 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $1,002,890.17 in death claims paid for December. 

Local Union, City 

1, Chicago, IL — Clifford K. Genge, John 


2, Cincinnati, OH — Frank C. Poore, Albert 

G. Rudler, Mrs. Herman Woessner. 

4, Davenport, lA — James O. Wren. 

5, St. Louis, MO — Lawrence F. Niemeier, 

Eusebius (A.E.) Pappert, William C. 

9, Buffalo, NY— Mauno H. Nicander. 

10, Cliicago, IL — Mrs. Walter J. Buttny. 

11, Cleveland, OH — Joseph Cooke, Mrs. Ed- 

win Kephart, Martin Kilcoyne, John 

12, Syracuse, NY — Louis L. Costa, Warren 
E. Dingman, Charles A. Ridgeway. 

13, Chicago, IL^David Mulchrone. 

14, San Antonio, TX — Elpedio G. Viera. 

15, Hackensack, NJ— Wilfred M. Baker, Jr. 

19, Detroit, MI — John McCloskey, Elmer 
M. Pearson, Archie E. Trudell. 

20, New York, NY— John Holmberg, Teodor 

"William" Laivo. 

21, Chicago, IL — Joseph A. Gabrick. 

22, San Francisco, CA— Ralph W. Cornell, 
Henry Klemm, Herman Koepff, Knute 

26, East Detroit, MI — Raymond A. Froeh- 
lich, Richard H. Miskiewicz, Ewald 
Mundt, Marvin E. Richiert, Louis F. 
Shackel, Albert C. Weilandt. 

31, Trenton, NJ — Joseph Fiori, Nicholas P. 


32, Springfield, MA — Marcel C. Boisvert, 
Winston E. Hale. 

33, Boston, MA — Benjamin Brodsky. 

34, Oakland, CA— Mrs. Halvor R. Halvor- 
sen, Arthur C. Hoag. 

35, San Rafael, CA — William B. Lawrence, 
Roy E. Olson, Mrs. Herman L. Perry. 

40, Boston, MA — Mrs. George L. Mclver, 

Donald W. McLean. 
44, Champaign, IL — Joseph C. Shoemaker. 

47, St. Louis, MO— Walter C. Siebelts. 

48, Fitchburg, MA — Robert Erickson. 

50, Knoxville, TN— Arnold S. Lyle, Earl N. 

McBee, Hillery A. Sharp. 

51, Boston, MA — Clarence H. Carver, David 

M. Simison. 

54, Chicago, IL — Adolph Vesely, Mrs. 
Charles A. Zelibor. 

55, Denver, CO — Ernest A. Cornelius. 

56, Boston, MA— Mrs. Paul B. Dolan. 

58, Chicago, IL — Idar Andersen, Bienvenido 
Gonzalez, Johannes Hjellen, Mauritz 
Johnson, Nels A. Johnson, Kenneth M. 
Monson, Olaf B. Munson, Mrs. Ruben 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Mrs. Norman J. 

61, Kansas City, MO — John Carson Blanton, 

Robert O. Dupus, Walter A. Kronhart. 

62, Chicago, IL — Benjamin Apato, Sr. 
64, Louisville, KY— Jacob C. Beck, Sr. 

67, Boston, MA — Thomas Grieve, Jr., Philip 

69, Canton, OH— Mrs. Hector Burelli, Mrs. 

Harold R. Hunsicker, Sr. 
73, St. Louis, MO — John L. Kovach, Mrs. 

George C. Leonard. 

80, Chicago, IL — Frederick Koeppel, Her- 
man M. Koop, David P. Schwabe. 

81, Erie, PA— Lewis H. Sigworth. 

85, Rochester, NY — Benedict J. Bazaar. 
87, St. Paul, MN— Arthur Abbott, Janis A. 
Bergs, Frederick E. Boyd, Mrs. Ray- 

Local Union, City 

mond E. Caldwell, Helmer E. Gustaf- 
son, Ronald V. McGuire, Leighton A. 

89, Mobile, AL — Mrs. John F. Gilcrease. 

90, Evansville, IN — George K. Batteiger, 
John S. Fisher. 

91, Racme, WI— Clifford Monefeldt, Peter 
A. Poulsen, Mrs. Peter Thellefsen. 

93, Ottawa, Ont., Canada — Simon Oscar 
Duguay, Mrs. Yvon Melanson. 

94, Providence, RI — Mrs. Felix A. Cola- 
vecchio, Eugene Kalafarski, Mrs. Alcide 

95, Detroit, MI— Frank Szyszka. 

98, Spokane, WA— Charles F. Goodman, 
Harold E. Howerton. 

99, Bridgeport, CT— Mrs. Frank Condo 
Alwin Knecht, Mrs. Russell A. Smith. 

101, Baltimore, MD — Lawrence A. Burks, 
Theophile Darchicourt, Sr. 

102, Oakland, CA— Mrs. Paul V. Woofter. 

103, Birmingham, AL — William A. Hipp, Jr. 

104, Dayton, OH— Eldon Williams. 

105, Cleveland, OH— Sol Burstein, Carl 

106, Des Moines, lA — Thorstein B. Aschim, 
Robert Gilmore. 

110, St. Joseph, MO— Jacob McKay, Ken- 
neth V. Wilson. 

111, Lawrence, MA — Mrs. Philip Lacroix, 

117, Albany, NY — Joseph Bongiorno. 

121, Vineland, NJ — Larry LaRosa. 

122, Phila., PA — Joseph Graham, Mrs. Hor- 
ace C. Hays, Mrs. John Hubert. 

129, Hazleton, PA — Maurice DeLorenzo, 
Mrs. George Lohrke. 

131, Seattle, WA — John M. Clausen, Ernest 
L. Peterson. 

132, Washington, DC— John B. Czapp, Guy 
S. Hesselgesser, Alan Maldonado, Wil- 
liam H. Murray, Anthony D. Sundy. 

134, Montreal, Que., Can. — Leopold Dene- 
ault, Ernesto Mazzella, Frank R. Moses, 
Alfred Potvin. 

135, New York, NY— John Concellieri, Wil- 
liam Ettus, Herman Moskowitz, Mrs. 
Carlo Tedesco. 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— Walter Burnett, Mrs. 

Peter Crissman, Norbert Lauth, Israel 

144, Macon, GA — Mrs. Aubrey T. Kitchens. 

161, Kenosha, WI — Norman E. Gustaveson, 
Mrs. Louis G. Hillesland. 

162, San Mateo, CA — Ernest R. Chenier, 
Milton A. Finlof, George E. Gustafson. 

163, Peekskill, NY— Oscar J. Williams. 
169, E. St. Louis, IL — Joseph W. Barnes, 

Sr., Adolph E. Geaschel. 
176, Newport, RI — Faye S. Foss. 

180, Vallejo, CA— John Davis, Jr., Mrs. Wil- 
liam T. Sublett. 

181, Chicago, II^Anton Habetler, Olaf 
Olsen, Raymond N. Phebus. 

182, Cleveland, OH— Delmar K. Mercer, 
Walter H. Rittmeyer. 

183, Peoria, IL — Charles R. Baldwin. 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Earl H. Green, 
Lionel L. Longson. 

189, Quincy, IL— William R. Owen, Jr. 
191, York, PA— Chester M. Strickler. 
194, Oakland, CA— Mrs. Theodore R. Long- 

198, Dallas, TX— Clyde D. Wooldridge. 

199, Chicago, IL— Chester A. Lenart. 

Local Union, City 

200, Columbus, OH— Clarence Strait. 

201, Wichita, KS— George M. Caudell. 

210, Stamford, CT— Mrs. Domenick H. Cas- 
sano, Eskil Walding. 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— William F. Klein, Mrs. 
Theodore Stormer, Bernhard W. Strunk, 
George E. Thomas. 

213, Houston, TX— Berndt F. Blomdahl, 

Mrs. Lloyd D. Collins, Mrs. Escar E. 

Grisson, Herbert W. Lange. 
218, Boston, MA — Louis J. Baeta, Harold 

LeGrow, Mrs. John Mulley, Mrs. 

Thomas Richards, Mrs. Raymond I. 

222, Washington, IN— Mrs. Lloyd S. Russell. 

225, Atlanta, GA — Royce G. Brown, Henry 
M. Council, James N. Mabry, Sr., Luke 
S. Pinyan, Mrs. Harold B. Piper. 

226, Portland, OR— Eric W. Becker, George 

E. Brown, Arthur H. Strand, Mrs. Har- 
vey R. Wick. 

232, Ft. Wayne, IN— Lowell C. Craft. 
235, Riverside, CA — George W. Jenkins, 

Mrs. Anthony V. Sincavage. 
244, Grand Junction, CO — Shirley E. Carey, 

Ernest Hicks, Doris B. Striegel. 
246, New York, NY— Giuliano Calavetta. 

248, Toledo, OH— Ernest L. Gargac. 

249, Kingston, Ont., Can.— Charles G. Ga- 

257, New York, NY — Abraham Abraham- 
son, Charles Benson, Ernest Medford, 
Bernard S. Ryan. 

261, Scranton, PA — Louis L. Domenick, 
Michael Maceyko, Mrs. John Stets. 

262, SanJose, CA— William J. Bothelo. 

267, Dresden, OH— Ray R. Holton. 

268, Sharon, PA— Paul E. Gill, John Good, 

272, Chicago Heights, IL — Mrs. Howard H. 

278, Watertown, NY — Henry A. Jackson. 

280, Niagara-Genesee & Vic, NY— John S. 

281, Binghamton, NY— Rexford D. Baker, 
George A. Gifford, Sr., John P. Morrow. 

284, New York, NY— Van Bird, Ernest 

286, Great Falls, MT— Noel Higgins. 

287, Harrisburg, PA— William H. Beam, 
Charles E. Harris. 

292, Linton, IN — Max Kellams. 
298, New York, NY— Gustave Bixner. 
302, Huntington, WV— Ceybert J. Bias. 
314, Madison, WI — Mrs. John B. Capitani, 
Paul M. Jones, Joseph H. Paar. 

316, San Jose, CA — Francisco (Frank) Jua- 
rez, H. Edward Steele, Arthur Vehn. 

317, Aberdeen, WA— Jone C. Webb. 
325, Paterson, NJ — Anthony L. Avolio. 
329, Oklahoma City, OK— George T. Dykes, 

Robert F. Livesay, Edgar L. Payton, 
Perry W. Prickett. 

337, Detroit, MI— Woodrow G. Besonen, Sr., 
Eli S. Waldahl. 

338, Seattle, WA— William L. Bigelow. 
341, Chicago, IL — Frank A. Kruse. 

345, Memphis, TN — James E. Brents, Scott 

F. Jones, Tate M. McConnell. 
347, Mattoon, IL — Allen R. Hutchings. 

355, Buffalo, NY— Daniel E. Horvatits. 

356, Marietta, OH— John C. Bleakley. 

360, Galesburg, IL — Clarence E. Rockhold, 
Harold R. Stites. 

361, Duluth, MN— John W. Swanson. 

MARCH, 1981 


Local Union, City 

362, Pueblo, CO — Fermin Cortinaz. 

366, New York, NY— Egidio Auletta, Guil- 
der Gunderson, Osten O. Hansen, Wolf 
Rubin, Mrs. Morris Sacks. 

377, Alton, IL — Mrs. Henry Jacobs, St., 
Mrs. Elvin J. Trendley. 

383, Bayonne, NJ — Paul Press. 

384, Asheville, NC— Roy W. Corn. 

385, New York, NY— Mrs. Luigi Mennella. 
400, Omaha, Neb. — Ernest Sundberg, Sr. 

403, Alexandria, LA — James H. French. 

404, Lake Co. & Vic, OH— Frank T. 

405, Miami, FL — Adelbert E. Sampson. 

406, Bethlehem, PA — Nicholas Niceforo. 

410, Ft. Madison, lA— Ralph Alter, William 
T. Diviney. 

411, San Angelo, TX — John O. Cameron. 

413, South Bend, IN— Joseph Lee, Sr. 

414, Nanticoke, PA — Mrs. John Buczewski. 

416, Chicago, IL — Anton Seda. 

417, St. Louis, MO — Frederick C. Schelich, 

418, Greeley, CO— Omer L. Martin. 

419, Chicago, II^-Gustav A. Rehfeld. 
422, New Brighton, PA — Purdy A. Bruce. 
424, Hingham, MA — Mrs. Joseph M. 

Dooner, John M. Olden. 
434, Chicago, IL — Anthony J. Neverdowsky, 

Quido Stella, Leo T. VanHaren. 
442, Hopkinsville, KY— Mrs. Gano E. Ladd. 

452, Vancouver, BC, Can. — John Burton, 
Clifford D. Hanson, Steven Katanchik, 
Mrs. Hugo Lindroos, Joseph G. Turco. 

453, Auburn, NY— Milton B. Testa. 

454, Philadelphia, PA — Peter Kosteleski. 
460, Wausau, WI — Raymond A. Jesse. 

468, New York, NY— John M. Gleason. 

469, Cheyenne, WY— Danny K. DeVore, 
Myrl A. Young. 

470, Tacoma, WA— Roy T. Barwell, Steve 
Franko, Mrs. Cedric Jopp. 

475, Ashland, Mass. — Eugene H. Kidderis. 

482, Jersey City, NJ — Salvatore Ciacciarelli. 

483, San Franci.sco, CA — Benjamin F. 
Ostrowski, Julio Pera, Mrs. Ernest B. 

490, Passaic, NY— George Collura. 

494, Windsor, Onl., Can.— Mrs. John Cock- 
burn, Nickolaus Dotterman. 

495, Streator, IL— Mrs. Gustaf V. Bengtson. 

503, Lancaster & Depew, NY— Wallace J. 

504, Chicago, IL— Mrs. Val Ginter, Nello 

514, Wilkes Barre, PA— Ellis Womelsdorf. 
526, Galveston, TX — Ernst T. Hermann, Sr. 
538, Concord, NH— Mrs. Clarence Holm- 
gren, Russell J. McCauley. 

540, Holyoke, MA— Peter Gazzillo. 

541, Washington, PA— Leroy C. McCoy, 
Mrs. Ralph B. Thomas. 

543, Maniaroneck, NY — Mrs. Frank Costa, 

548, St. Paul, MN— Stanley R. Taft. 

562, Everett, WA— William L. Gildroy. 

583, Portland, OR— Andrew L. Miller. 

586, Sacramento, CA — Mrs. Elmo E. Sea- 

595, Lynn, MA— Donald R. Hayward. 

596, SI. Paul, MN— James M. Beckius, Mrs. 
Elmer A. Boman, Ralph L. Shopek. 

599, Hammond, IN— Alfred P. Jenkins. 

602, St. Louis, MO— Robert L. DuFaux. 

608, New York, NY— Joseph Novak, Otto 

610, Port Arthur, TX— Francis X. Stiefel, Sr. 

614, Elkins, WV— Arthur G. Cooper, Ken- 
neth C. Gainer. 

617, Alexandria, MN — Ervin P. Petersen. 

620, Madison, NJ — Carl A. Broholm. James 
Lobello, Mrs. Steven Lundell, Sr. 

Local Union, City 

622, Waco, TX— Jake C. Sullenberger, Mrs. 
Otto Sullenberger, Richard D. Taylor. 

623, Atlantic Co., NJ— Howard R. Bensel, 
Sr., Raymond W. Leek, Philip T. Miller, 
John Weir. 

627, Jacksonville, FL — Thomas Sheehy. 
637, Hamilton, OH— Harold O. Hiler. 
639, Akron, OH — Joseph L. Stubbs, George 

W. Ward. 
641, Fort Dodge, lA— Mrs. Lloyd Tullis. 
657, Sheboygan, WI — Mrs. Frank Musil, 

Mrs. Roland C. Pearce. 
661, Ottawa, IL— Mrs. Elwood D. Swift, Jr. 
665, Amarillo, TX— John S. Birkenfeld, Mrs. 

Tommy R. Rigdon. 

668, Palo Alto, CA— Mrs. Willis L. Best, 
Mrs. Winfred H. Haynes. 

669, Harrisburg, IL — Mrs. Loren C. Whiting. 
674, Mt. Clemens, Ml — John Hand, Stephen 

J. Mason. 
696, Tampa, FL — Mrs. Donald M. Snow. 
701, Fresno, CA — Mrs. Earl R. James. 
710, Long Beach, CA — Mrs. Emilio Ramirez, 

Irvan J. Schwartz. 
714, Olathe, KS— John G. Kurtz. 

721, Los Angeles, CA — Mrs. Kenneth O. 
Sageman, William Weber. 

722, Salt Lake City, UT— Martin G. Her- 
inger, Elton S. McDaniel. 

727, Hialeah, FL— Eary D. Pauley. 

739, Cincinnati, OH — Raymond Dietz, Vess 
T. House. 

740, New York, NY— Mrs. Carl Meyers. 
745, Honolulu, HI— Albert Abellira, Yutaka 

Kawabata, Susumu Nakanishi. 
747, Oswego, NY — James E. Little. 
751, Santa Rosa, CA— LaVere D. Schell- 

753, Beaumont, TX — Mrs. Bennie E. Hucka- 

764, Shreveport, LA— Paul C. Mitchell, Jr., 

Clarence C. Powell, Hugy D. Snider. 
772, Clinton, lA — Ervin F. Nixon. 
781, Princeton, NJ— Mr. & Mrs. Rezeau B. 

787, New York, NY— Hans K. Olsen, 

Howard Ryen. 
792, Rockford, IL — Carl J. Anderson, Gun- 

nard C. Clauson, Gasper T. Lucido, 

Mrs. Benjamin F. Pugh. 
801, Woonsocket, RI— Paul A. Parenteau. 
819, W. Palm Beach, FI^-Rubin Osburn, 

Goodman F. Swensen. 
821, Springfield, NJ — Giuseppe Del Guercio. 
836, Janesville, WI— Clayton Wagner. 
839, Des Plaines, IL — Edward B. Kaiser, Sr., 

Peter P. Maniscalle. 
841, Carbondale, IL— Stanley J. Dudek. 

844, Reseda, CA — John Q. Lanham. 

845, Delaware County, PA — Mrs. Andrew 

849, Manitowoc, WI — Mrs. Arno Gosse. 

857, Tucson, AZ — Harold E. Lyons. 

870, Spokane, WA — Julius A. Schuback, Jr. 

889, Hopkins, MN— Amos A. Reynolds, 
Russell Sturman. 

893, Grand Haven, MI— Royal Sauers. 

902, Brooklyn, NY — Gaetano Catalano, Mrs. 
Joseph Gauch, Simon Gullestad, Alex 
Livingston, Cosimo Simone. 

904, Jacksonville, IL — Harry L. Drake, Wil- 
liam D. Drake. 

906, Glendale, AZ— Harrison Woosley. 

916, Aurora, IL — Leonard Wagner. 

925, Salinas, CA — Mrs. Guadalupe A. Car- 
dona, Mrs. Cecil Griffith, Dominador 
Sagun, Sr. 

940, Sandusky, OH— Arthur W. Hindley. 

944, San Bernardino, CA — Victor Emanuel- 
son, William P. Stewart, Earl W. Van- 
Metre, Jacob J. Wiens. 

Local Union, Cily 

945, Jefferson City, MO — Lewis E. Moreau. 
947, Ridgway, PA— Mrs. Sande Elia. 

964, Rockland Co. & Vic, NY— Dewey E. 

965, DeKalb, IL— Mrs. Clarence Wales. 
976, Marion, OH — James E. Calhoun. 
978, Springfield, MO— Paul D. Pickering. 

981, Petaluma, CA— Homer C. Calmer, 
Norman Groepel. 

982, Detroit, Mich.— Mrs. Floyd A. Lynch, 
Lawrence B. Van de Car. 

993, Miami, FL — Mrs. Alva S. Fox, Louis 
Ephram Ouellet, Merl H. Wilson. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— James N. DeLong, 
John Wasylyna. 

1005, Merrillviile, IN— Mrs. Andrew F. 
Jakich, Sr., Chester W. Silver, Emil 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ — Russell Gray, 
Jacob Stemmer. 

1014, Warren, PA — Benjamin Schierer. 
1016, Muncie, IN — Mrs. James R. Keller. 
1033, Muskegon, MI — John A. Smith. 
1050, Phila., PA— Christian "Giacomo" 
Armellini, Michael Vannelli. 

1052, Hollywood, CA— William E. Dean, 
Columbus Dickey, Jesse W. Hunter, 
Mrs. Robert Marlatt, Mitchell Weiss. 

1053, Milwaukee, WI — Josef Rinnenbach. 
1062, Santa Barbara, CA— Henry Stewart. 
1072, Muskogee, OK— Efton M. Taylor. 
1074, Eau Claire, WI— Henry F. Vahlen- 


1078, Fredericksburg, VA — Ray F. Coffey. 

1079, Steubenville, OH— George E. Cook. 
1084, Anglelon, TX— Eugene C. Field. 
1089, Phoenix, AZ— John D. Beasley, Mrs. 

Lonia J. Cleeton, Mrs. Leo Houston, 
Antonio M. Maldonado, Mrs. Edward 
M. Pederson, William L. Swanson. 
1094, Corvallis, OR— Ruben Anderson. 

1097, Longview, TX— Alton Davis, Henry 
M. Morris. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA— Mrs. Tony Leva- 
tino, Robert M. Savant. 

1102, Detroit, MI— Charles R. Casey, Harry 
H. Cruce, Charles S. Davis. 

1108, Cleveland, OH— Mrs. Stanley LaSocha, 
William J. Lear, Charles Pekarek. 

1113, San Bernardino, CA — Robert D. 

1120, Portland, OR— Charles E. Finnegan, 
Joseph C. Drauch. 

1125, Los Angeles, CA — Frank Bergquist, 
Mrs. Charles H. Orcutt. 

1128, La Grange, II^Mrs. Ivan V. Hult- 
man, Sr., Isaac E. Thurman. 

1138, Toledo, OH— Emert Blasingame, Wen- 
dell Cousino, Clarence Dye, Alfred E. 
Gilliotte, Mrs. Harold Myers, Donald 
Phillips, John Raster, Albert J. Reifert. 

1140, San Pedro, CA— Mrs. Joseph A. Bour- 
get, Samuel F. Durham, Arden R. Old- 

1142, Lawrenceburg, IN — Stanley B. Bonta. 

1143, La Crosse, WI— Melvin Wisland. 
1149, Oakland, CA— Clarence Furr. 

1153, Yuma, AZ — Mrs. Aubrey L. Marshall. 
1164, New York, NY— Eugene Berthold, 

Walfred Johnson. 
1184, Seattle, WA— Ragnor M. Dahl, Olof 

A. Olson. 
1204, Brooklyn, NY— David Altmark, Mrs. 

Abraham Frommer. 
1207, Charleston, WV — James Fazio, Harley 

F. Siers. 
1222, Medford, NY— Henning Edlund, Ralph 

J. Kassner, Joseph F. Thousandberger. 
1233, Hattiesburg, MS— Daniel M. Dunn. 
1235, Modesto, CA — J. Arthur Quinn. 
1240, Oroville, CA— Bolus Paul Murasko. 



Local Union, City 

1242, Akron, OH— James W. Williams. 

1243, Fairbanks, Alaska — Joseph Evans. 
1251, New Westminster, BC, Can Leo 

1256, Sarnia, Out., Can.— Peter W. Boere. 
1263, Atlanta, GA— J. C. Packer. 
1266, Austin, TX — Joseph Mogonye. 
1276, Arlington, TX— John H. Wade. 

1280, Mountain View, CA — Mrs. Katsuji 
Kawamura, Vernon E. Schaffer. 

1281, Anchorage, AK — George F. Maher, 
Thomas W. Moore. 

1289, Seattle, WA— Chester Skinner, Frank 

1292, Huntington, NY- Clarence W. Frankle. 
1296, San Diego, CA — Oliver D. Daniels, 

Orval S. Killingsworth, Wilmot J. Mc- 

Cuddin, Mrs. Harvey McKaskle, Mrs. 

Carl A. Re, Sr. 
1301, Monroe, MI — Enos Brooks, David A. 

1308, Lake Worth, FL— Toivo U. Nenonen. 
1310, St. Louis, MO— William R. Albers. 
1319, Albuquerque, NM — James R. Eggles- 

ton, Joseph Trechel. 
1325, Edmonton, AB, Can.— Walter R. 

1329, Independence, MO — Mrs. Maynard N. 

1333, State College, PA— Eldon R. Ilgen. 
1337, Tuscaloosa, AL — Cecil F. Nunn. 

1341, Owensboro, KV— Harry H. Leigh. 

1342, Irvington, NJ — Mrs. Frank Apgar, 
Cesare Polimeni. 

1345, Buffalo, NY— Peter Then. 

1351, Leadville, CO— William B. Thomas. 

1365, Cleveland, OH — Mrs. Marion Czar- 

1371, Gadsden, Al^William M. Pentecost. 
1379, North Miami, Fl^William H. Brown. 
1381, Woodland, CA— Elmer H. Siverts. 
1386, St. John, NB, Can.— Frank Doiron. 
1388, Oregon City, OR — Joseph Henkes. 
1397, North Hempstead, NY — Joseph Kowal- 

ski, Patrick J. Malloy. 
1402, Richmond, VA— Edward L. Gravat, 

Jr., Herbert P. Green, Jesse F. Norvell. 

1407, San Pedro, CA— Odell R. Caruthers. 
Henry Temmen. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— John J. Kelly, 
Orval C. Thogerson, Dane M. Tourville. 

1421, Arlington, TX— Clifford R. Boone, 

Menlo L. Shedd. 
1427, Que., Que., Can. — Yvon Gagne. 
1434, Moberly, MO — Mrs. Hubert Bowden. 

1452, Detroit, MI — William Harold Brown. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA— Buryl Hem- 
erick, Mrs. Juan E. Pantoja, Collis 

1456, New York, NY— Mrs. Richard Sala. 

1461, Traverse City, MI— Edward Bolek, 
Oliver E. Fashbaugh, Hollis Fox, Mi- 
chael C. Padgett. 

1462, Bristol, PA— Albert R. Winterbottom. 
1471, Jackson, MS— William T. Bassett, Mrs. 

Edward T. McCain. 
1478, Redondo Beach, CA— Orson R. Flick- 

1480, Boulder, CO— Myron L. Werner. 
1485, LaPorte, IN— Raleigh O. Burrus, Lindy 

L. Coan, Edmund A. Zemrowski. 
1487, Burlington, VT— Hugh A. B}ake. 
1489, Burlington, NJ— Anthony H. Coviello. 
1495, Chico, CA— Cyril R. Tierney. 
1498, Provo, UT— George C. Higgins. 

1506, Los Angeles, CA — Daniel E. Peterson, 
Alexander Roseman. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Mrs. Joseph H. Daven- 

1509, Miami, FL — Mrs. Louis J. Benoit, 
John D. Wyner. 

Local Union, City 

1521, Algoma, WI— Gerhardt C. Guth, Emil 

1526, Denton, TX— Elbert D. Jones. 
1529, Kansas City, KS— Volney F. Gilbert, 

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne C. Rush, Joseph H. 


1535, Highland, IL — Elmer Augustin. 

1536, New York, NY— Fethi Kancelik. 

1539, Chicago, Il^-Charles Zlabis. 

1540, Kamloops, BC, Can.— Oliver Wesley 

1553, Los Angeles, CA — Dorothy Lee Brad- 
ford, Gilberto Davila, Sr., Irene D. 
Gasco, Eleanore S. McBride. 

1564, Casper, WY— Mrs. Arthur Knesal, 
Merle C. Whitehorn. 

1571, San Diego, CA — Raymond A. Gou- 
dreau, George J. Kosloski, Mr. & Mrs. 
William L. Thomas. 

1573, West Allis, WI— Mrs. Matthew M. 

1590, Washington, DC— Mrs. Robert B. Gar- 
ner, Thomas E. Swindle. 

1596, St. Louis, MO— Mrs. Ernest J. Yerke. 

1599, Redding, CA— Mrs. William L. Wolfe. 

1607, Los Angeles, CA — Floyd A. Etcheson, 
Charles L. Young. 

1615, Grand Rapids, MI — Louis J. Koperski. 

1622, Hayward, CA— Mrs. John E. Chibante, 
Joseph Benjamin Echols, Mrs. Harry 
C. Engelstad, Leo K. Schiager, Henry C. 
Vancil, Joseph D. West. 

1632, San Luis Obispo, CA — Lenzie D. 
Brooks, Edward J. Dyck, William Ken- 
nedy, Dan Thorne. 

1635, Kansas City, MO— Charles B. Adams. 

1644, Minneapolis, MN — Arvo E. Wiitala. 

1693, Chicago, IL — Mrs. James C. Bradley, 
Robert J. Mason. 

1707, Longview, WA— John H. Coldwell, 
Dale V. Covel, Ervin W. Piper. 

1715, Vancouver, WA — John E. Johnson, 
Walter E. Nelson. 

1733, Marshfield, WI— Lawrence W. Wund- 

1738, Hartford City, IN— Elizabeth F. Davis. 

1741, Milwaukee, WI— Albert M. Ehl, Toivo 
Maki, Mrs. Walter Umaske. 

1746, Portland, OR— Pearl W. Tester. 

1752, Pomona, CA — John M. Acosta, Sr., 
Richard E. Tilton. 

1755, Parkersburg, WV — James M. Cokeley, 
Harold V. Wilhelm. 

1759, Pittsburgh, PA— Richard S. Sikora. 

1771, Eldorado, IL— William E. Kerr. 

1784, Chicago, IL — Arne J. Grastvedt. 

1786, Chicago, IL — Mrs. William Naus. 

1808, Wood River, Il^John H. McPike. 

1811, Monroe, LA— Alfred A. Ricks, Rus- 
sell D. Shelley. 

1815, Santa Ana, CA— James S. Elliott. 

1822, Ft. Worth, TX— Albert H. Green. 

1835, Waterloo, lA — Arthur J. Thompson, 

1846, New Orleans, LA — William S. Barger, 
Howard Douglas, Sr., John R. Ranch. 

1849, Pasco, WA — Harold Thompson. 

1861, Milpitas, CA — Logan J. Mathews. 

1865, Minneapolis, MN — Carl O. Johnson. 

1884, Lubbock, TX— Hugh D. Allen. 

1889, Downers Grove, IL — George C. Hage- 
man, Henry R. Hayes, Mrs. Joseph M. 

1897, Lafayette, LA— Jeff Theriot. 

1913, San Fernando, CA— Scott S. Bartlett, 
Mrs. Paul F. Landis, Vincent T. Rhea, 
Eugene E. Snow. 

1914, Phoenix, AZ — James Gibson, John T. 
Sheehy, William E. Sheppard. 

1916, Hamilton, Ont., Can. — Leslie Santa. 

Local Union, City 

1921, Hempstead, NY— Mrs. William Narr, 
Maxim Palu. 

1922, Chicago, II^-Adolph M. Olson. 
1925, Columbia, MO— Wiley E. Basinger. 
1930, Santa Barbara, CA— Mrs. David B. 

1936, Lewistown, PA — Ward D. Narehood. 
1959, Riverside, CA— Thomas C. Curd, Mark 

L. Staub. 
1963, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Petar Nodilo. 
1987, St. Charles, MO— Mrs. Cecil Ward. 
1993, Crossville, TN— Benjamin F. Norrod. 
1996, Libertyville, II^-Donald R. Oman. 
2004, Itasca, 11^— Donald E. DuBois. 
2007, Orange, TX— John W. Mills, Estill O. 

2020, San Diego, CA — Vicente O. Mascorro. 
2039, Moncton, NB, Can.— Arthur Caissie. 
2043, Chico, CA— Ralph L. Kain, Jr. 

2045, Helena, AR— Floyd V. Flickner. 

2046, Martinez, CA— Mrs. Edward M. Jor- 
dan, Eugene J. Peterson. 

2073, Milwauke, WI— Herbert E. Brown, 

Roman L. Kochanski, Ellis P. Lucia. 
2077, Columbus, OH— Harold F. Cirdosi, 

Robert C. CHne. 
2083, Red Wing, MN— Erwin J. Siewert. 
2093, Phoenix, AZ^Mrs. William B. Clark. 
2103, Calgary, Alta., Can. — Luka Pastulovic. 
2155, New York, NY— Guido Cipollone, 

John Preinsperger. 
2201, Durant, OK— Herman A. Ronnfeldt. 
2203, Anaheim, CA— Sherrill D. Williams. 
2209, Louisville, KY— Robert P. Dyer. 
2217, Lakeland, FL— Mrs. Thomas E. Mack- 

2232, Houston, TX— Glenn T. Bynum. 
2242, Lufkin, TX— Jacob S. Smith. 
2250, Red Bank, NJ— Nicholas J. Harvey, 

Charles R. LeCompte, Robert L. Megill, 

John W. Stanley. 

2264, Pittsburgh, PA— Edward F. Weller. 

2265, Detroit, MI— Glenn A. Bearss. 

2274, Pittsburgh, PA— Mrs. Joseph F. Ca- 

2275, McMinnville, OR— Cecil Plake 

2287, New York, NY— William Clarke, Wil- 
bur W. Henningan, William Locantro. 

2288, Los Angeles, CA — Mrs. Gus Lee Lyles, 
Francisco J. Planas, Mrs. Max Schlocker. 

2292, Ocala, FL— Andrew J. Taylor. 

2308, Fullerton, CA— James L. Allen. 

2309, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Mrs. Frank Mc- 

2310, Madisonville, KY— Wilbur J. Whitmer. 
2313, Meridian, MS — Isaac C. Vincent. 
2315, Jersey City, NJ— Wilfred R. Powell. 
2323, Monon, IN — John A. Oliver. 

2344, Merrill, WI— Mrs. Albert E. KJein- 

2351, Rhinelander, WI— Richard L. Henry, 

2375, Wilmington, CA— Robert J. Cravens, 

John Darbin, Elmer L. Pippin. 
2396, Seattle, WA — Mrs. Ivar Johnson, Louis 

2410, Red Deer, AB, Can.— Mrs. Paul Dunk. 
2416, Portland, OR— Mrs. Clyde B. Dorris. 
2435, Inglenood, CA — Jacob Dormann, Mrs. 

Lewis L. Sershon. 
2498, Longview, WA — Fred L. Madsen. 
2499,'Whitehorse7 YT, Can.— Roy C. Chir- 

2519, Seattle, WA— Albert Godard. 
2554, Lebanon, OR — Melvin E. Long. 
2559, Oakland, CA— Charles S. Thone. 
2564, Grand Falls, NF, Can William 

2601, Lafayette, IN— Lena H. Rice, Charles 

H. Slayton. 
2629, Hughesville, PA— Tracy R. Shaner. 
2652, Standard, CA — Mrs. Fernando Stevens. 

MARCH, 1981 



Continued from Page 37 

Local Union, City 

2682, New York, NY— Henry Harke. 

2693, Thunder Bay, Ont., Can.— Bernard N. 

2714, Dallas, OR— Alba J. Brown, Mrs. Wil- 
liam A. Richter. 

2761, McCleary, WA— Wales B. Dorrah. Al- 
fred D. Peek, James R. Reynolds, Gar- 
vin G. Sprayberry. 

2767, Morton, WA — Ralph L. Armstrong, 
Joseph W. Gorrell. 

2794, Matloon, WI— Willard C. Mattmiller. 

2805, Klickitat, WA— Ralph W. Stewart. 

2816, Emmett, ID— Mrs. Harold K. Harnett. 

2834, Denver, CO— David P. Dodd. 

2848, Dallas, TX— Floyd W. Tidwell. 

2880, Louisville, KY— John Paul Jones. 

2881, Portland, OR— Orville R. Higgins, 
Fred J. Johnson. 

2882, Healdsburg, CA — Joseph Barber. 
2902, Burns, OR— Woodrow Walline. 
2907, Weed, CA— Edmond N. Byrd, Mrs. 

Gary W. Turner. 
3009, Grants Pass, OR— Maurice V. Rea- 

3054, London, Ont., Can.— Gerald North- 

3088, Stockton, CA— Benjamin P. Cooper. 
3119, Tacoma, W A— Walt G. Thoma. 
3128, New York, NY— Ralph Trotta. 
3138, Nappanee, IN — John L. Rensberger. 
3161, Maywood, CA — James E. McClendon, 

Joe M. Salazar. 

3182, Portland, OR— Horace W. Todd. 

3210, Madison, IN — James E. Baker. 

3223, Elizabethtown, KY— William A. Man- 
ning, Youree N. Maxey. 

3233, Richmond Hill, Ont., Can.— William 

9042, Los Angeles, CA— Mrs. Arthur U. 

9073, St. Louis, MO — Lyman R. Foister. 

Schools Broaden Study 

Continued from Page 15 

State education board, was instru- 
mental in having the improved cur- 
riculum adopted. 

The federation's Dept. of Education 
is also working with Frontlash, the 
organization that encourages youth 
participation in labor issues. And a 
joint program is under way in Detroit 
schools to stimulate the interest of 
high school students in labor studies 
and to provide teachers with informa- 
tion, materials and speakers on labor 
topics. General Secretary John Rogers 
has worked on these matters as a 
member of the AFL-CIO Committee 
on Education. 

The Teachers' union has been active 
on the national and local level to 
encourage increased study of labor 



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Approximately 125 deaths occur each 
year among 2,000,000 sports, scientific, 
and commercial divers in the US due to 
diagnosed cases of gas embolisms (bub- 
bles in the blood stream) or decompres- 
sion sickness (commonly known as the 
bends). In addition, many other deaths, 
actually brought about by these same 
causes, are misdiagnosed as drownings. 

Unfortunately, many medical centers 
do not have the facilities and many 
physicians are not trained to handle 
emergency diving situations. As a result, 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), the National 
Institute of Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH), and the US Depart- 
ment of Energy are sponsoring a Diving 
Accident Network Hotline which will 
provide emergency medical treatment for 
underwater diving accident victims. The 
project is an outgrowth of the United 
Brotherhood-supported Outer Continental 
Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 
which mandated interagency cooperation 
on diver safety. 

Those who call the hotline number 
919-684-8111 will gain information on 
how to contact physicians who specialize 
in underwater medicine and on how to 
arrange for transportation to one of 
seven US regional medical facilities that 
are operating the Diving Accident Net- 
work (DAN) program. 

These seven centers have special de- 
compression chamber facilities staffed 
by physicians and technicians trained in 
the diagnosis and treatment of diving 
accidents. Data collected at these facili- 
ties will be forwarded to Duke Uni- 
versity for analysis. 

The locations of and the people to 
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as follows: 
Durham, N.C. 

Dr. John N. Miller, Medical Director 
(head of DAN) 

National Diving Accident Network 

Duke University Medical Center 

(919) 684-4148 
Seattle, Wash. 

Dr. Robert D. Crawford 

Virginia Mason Medical Center 

(206) 624-1 144; ext. 356 
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Dr. Edward L. Beckman 

University of Hawaii Medical School 

(808) 948-6405 
Santa Barbara, Ca. 

Dr. Paul C. Linaweaver, Jr. 

Santa Barbara Medical Foundation 

(805) 964-6211 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

Dr. Eric P. Kindwall 

St. Lukes Hospital 

(414) 647-6388 
New Orleans, La. 

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Jo Ellen Smith Memorial Hospital 

(504) 288-1940 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dr. Christian Lambertsen 

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MARCH, 1981 






Immigration laws are flaunted; 

employers ignore Green Cards; 

counteraction is needed now! 

In the early days of organized labor in North Amer- 
ica it was common practice in labor journals such as 
ours to publish lists of cities and towns where there 
were oversupplies of unemployed workers. 

The Carpenter Magazine published such "stay 
away notices" so that Brotherhood members seeking 
work would know that certain communities were 
already overrun with unemployed journeymen. 

It was a cruel trick of employers in those days to 
publish in the newspapers of other cities advertise- 
ments stating that such-and-such a city needed skilled 
carpenters right away and that top wages would be 
paid. When the carpenters arrived in town they dis- 
covered to their dismay that they were victims of a 
hoax, and that all the employer or employer associa- 
tion wanted to do was create an oversupply of jobless 
craftsmen in order to bring wages down. 

There is a similar cruel and tragic hoax being 
played on the US and Canadian people today by such 
nations as Cuba, Vietnam, certain nations of the Mid- 
dle East, and even some of our neighbors of Latin 
America. They actually look the other way or encour- 
age their citizens to emigrate to the United States and 
Canada. As they see it, they'll have fewer mouths to 
feed, while North America has welfare agencies which 
will provide food and comfort and care for their popu- 
lation surpluses. 

Last year, the good-hearted Carter Administration 

grasped at the opportunity to take in a flood of 
Cubans fleeing Castro, and, thus, proclaim America's 
humanitarian principles. It discovered, too late, that 
the communist dictator had slipped in many undesir- 
able criminals and some major hospital cases that the 
Communist regime considered expendable. 

Meanwhile, the Communist rulers of Vietnam 
pushed "the boat people" out to sea, knowing full well 
that Uncle Sam and other nations would come to their 
rescue. In a few short months, settlements of Viet- 
namese, mostly of Chinese extraction, have sprung up 
in many parts of our land. 

Along with such unexpected newcomers, have come 
defectors from the USSR and from other totalitarian 
states around the world, all seeking freedom and 

With such large numbers of oppressed people 
pounding at our doors or slipping through our fragile 
continental barriers, the Immigration and Naturaliza- 
tion Service has been unable to do its job effectively. 
Aliens in the United States are supposed to re-register 
and tell of their whereabouts every January. Last 
January the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
ran out of official alien reporting forms! Because of 
this, INS announced that it must "take a lenient view" 
of unregistered aliens running around the country 
"undocumented" this year. 

The President's Management Improvement Coun- 
cil, which was mandated to study the workings of INS, 
reported recently that this problem-ridden federal 
agency could slash its overtime costs nearly in half 
with more planning and efficiency. It has long been 
recognized by Congress that the US Border Patrol is 
understaffed and ill-equipped to deal with the flood 
of illegal aliens, much less the growing drug traffic 
which also crosses our borders each day. 

When we stand back and look at our situation, we 
find that North America, today, is going through 
another of its great waves of immigration. 

Unfortunately, much of it, today, is illegal and, as 
they say in the jargon of bureaucrats, counter-produc- 

It was not like the immigration wave of the 1880's 
when our United Brotherhood was formed. There was, 
at that time, a flood of immigrants from Europe — 
Irish escaping hunger and the Potato Famine, Russians 
fleeing the Cossacks and the Czar, Germans and 
Scandinavians seeking a promised land in the Middle 
West. Although there was some opposition to the 
great flood of immigrants at that time, immigration 
was kept under control. Immigrants arrived by boat at 
certain designated ports. They were checked for 
literacy, for skills, for illnesses, and there was consid- 
eration for family ties and welfare. As the immigrants 
were assimilated into North American society, the 
Brotherhood chartered local unions of German 
carpenters, Italian carpenters, Yiddish-speaking 
carpenters, and other ethnic units, until time and 
attrition drew these new Americans into the main- 
stream of the work force and they became productive, 
tax-paying citizens. 

Today's immigration is all tragically different. It is 



completely out of hand. US and Canadian borders and 
ports seem like sieves, compared to our ramparts of 
1881. Many aliens come to our shores today on the 
pretext of becoming students, hoping all the while to 
either marry gullible Americans or extend their tem- 
porary visas indefinitely. During the 444 days of the 
Iranian hostages' captivity, Americans discovered to 
their surprise that there were thousands of Iranian 
"students" in this country illegally. 

Trade unions, through the years, have been friends 
and helpmates to the oppressed of the world. The 
United Brotherhood has an organizing slogan: 
"Workers helping workers to better their lives." And 
we abide by that slogan . . . but we, and our fellow 
trade unionists of North America, are now about 
ready to cry uncle and to admit that there are limita- 
tions to that slogan on the Statue of Liberty about 
giving us the tired and the oppressed. 

We urge the Reagan Administration in the United 
States and the Trudeau Administration in Canada to 
take decisive counteraction ... to bring order out of 
the current chaos: 

These are our recommendations: 

• Make it a legal and punishable offense for an 
employer to hire illegal aliens. Aliens who enter the 
US under work permits must have their Green Cards, 
and there are limitations on their period of temporary 
residence. Far too many unscrupulous employers 
around the country are enticing aliens into North 
America and employing illegal aliens under slave- 
labor conditions, subjugating them to constant terror 
of deportation. There are even members of the foreign 
diplomatic corps hiding illegal aliens from their home 
countries in their homes to perform domestic labor. 

• Remove all unfair and unconstitutional quota 
systems of ethnic employment, which deny qualified 
workers jobs and encourage greater floods of illegal 
ahens. Organized labor would not deny a job to a 
qualified worker because of race or creed; neither 
would it support harassment of a qualified majority 
by an unqualified minority. We must continue to aid 
the oppressed, but not at the expense of North Amer- 
ican work standards. 

• Beef up and update the Immigration and Natural- 
ization Service and take national and international 
politics out of its administration. Qualified immigrants 
in many lands have been waiting for years to enter the 
United States and Canada, while less qualified persons 
have flooded our land for reasons of public guilt or 
sentimentality. They have disrupted our normal sys- 
tem of prorating immigration among many nations. 

• Support programs for the economic development 
of the countries from which illegal immigrants come, 
and thereby reduce economic and political pressures 
which cause them to leave. In some cases, there are 
three avenues of approach: 1. Crack down hard on 
the drug traffic originating in the particular country, 
to eliminate this sinister and inflationary source of 
revenue, 2. substitute free-enterprise industry through 
international financing and democratic controls, and 
3. help to build a free trade union movement in each 
affected country, so that workers there obtain a decent 

standard of living without undercutting our economy. 
It is a sad commentary on our times that many South 
and Central American farmers grow poppies and 
marijuana for wealthy landowners and international 
criminals, while their neighbors flock to already 
poverty-stricken South and Central American cities, 
because they have no other way of earning a living. 

• Finally, reform our labor laws. There must be 
strict enforcement of relevant labor laws. There must 
be a speedup of the decision-making process for the 
National Labor Relations Board and for federal and 
state courts, so that anti-union lawyers do not deny 
justice to workers seeking redress of grievances. State 
right-to-work laws have long denied workers fair deal- 
ings with their employers on wages and working con- 
ditions. Such laws prevent a normal assimilation of 
legal immigrants into the mainstream of North Amer- 
ica. They offer a cloak of secrecy to employers deny- 
ing a living wage to illegal immigrants. 

It is not understood by some Americans and 
Canadians that today's illegal alien is not necessarily a 
tomato picker in the fields of Florida. He or she might 
be a salesman making $30,000 a year in the Southwest 
or a computer technician making $15,000 a year in a 
California industrial park. 

We must come to grips with the growing problem 
of the illegal alien. We already have a substantially 
large class of illegal citizens in our midst, and we must 
do something about it now. 


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VOLUME 101 No. 4 APRIL, 1981 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



The Performance Evaluated Training System 2 

Nuclear Power: Stepchild of the 80s? 6 

Study Urges Pension Funds for Jobs Harry Conn 9 

Did You Know? Research and Stored Data 10 

Building Trades to Seek Quicic Solutions of Disputes 18 

AFL-CIO Pledges Vigorous Defense, Safety and Health 18 

A Carpenter of Nazareth .__ ..Special Easter Feature 19 

Humphrey-Hawkins Dealt Death Blow 28 


Washington Report 5 

Ottawa Report 8 

Local Union News 14 

Plane Gossip 1 6 

Apprenticeship and Training 1 7 

Consumer Clipboard: Fire Protection 24 

We Congrotulate 29 

Service to the Brotherhood ., 30 

In AAemoriam 36 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

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In 1977 the United Brotherhood's 
Apprenticeship and Training Depart- 
ment developed a new and modem 
system for teaching craft skills 
through the use of 35mm color slides 
in carousels, "skill block" training 
units, and supplementary material. 

It is called PETS — Performance 
Evaluated Training System — and, 
since its introduction four years ago, 
it has been picked up and used by 
almost 80% of the Brotherhood's 
aflBliated local and council training 

This month marks PET's fourth 
anniversary, and we salute the Ap- 
prenticeship and Training Department 
and the individuals in the 10 pilot 
programs across the country who 
made PETS the vital training pro- 
cedure it is today. 

At the lower right on our cover, 
Dennis Scott, a staff representative of 
the Apprenticeship and Training 
Department trains his camera and 
lighting equipment on a skill project 
to be photographed, step by step. 
Some of the slides in the various 
PETS carousels are illustrated in a 
PETS skill-blocks grid — carpenters, 
floor coverer, a lady piledriver, mill- 
cabinet workers, millwrights, a lather, 
and others ... all participants in the 
PETS training system. 

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Brotherhood Maintain 
In Apprenticeship witi 

Almost 80% of affiliated programs now use pioneering training meth 

Pictures below show how the Apprenticeship and Training Depart- 
ment creates PETS teacliing units: A. Technical Director Tinkcom 
confers with First General lice President Pat Campbell on lesson 
plans. B. A staff member pliotographs a journeyman (here, a 
lather) performing a craft skill. C. Draftsmen and department 
personnel prepare accompanying diagrams. D. TIte diagrams are 
photograplied as supplemetttal slides. E. Pictures and diagrams are 
assembled in sequence on a liglit table and placed in carousels. 
F. Carousels are shipped to local training schools. 

Four years ago, this month, the 
United Brotherhood's Apprenticeship 
and Training Department introduced 
PETS — the Performance Evaluated 
Training System — a visual educa- 
tional method designed to help an 
apprentice learn at his own particular 
pace through the use of step-by-step 
color slides, "skill blocks," and other 

Now, 48 months later, almost 80% 
of the affiliated training programs 
operated by joint apprenticeship com- 
mittees throughout North America 
have converted to the new and 
pioneering system. The Brotherhood's 
PET System is the envy of the Building 
Trades. It is being studied by repre- 
sentatives of foreign countries, and 
the US Bureau of Apprenticeship and 
Training has praised its development. 

Our union has long held a position 
of leadership in the field of apprentice- 
ship training, and it is appropriate that, 
as we approach our 1 00th anniversary, 
we draw attention to the innovative 
training method we launched four 
years ago which is now firmly estab- 

The program was first presented at 
the Mid-Year Carpentry Training 
Conference at Anaheim, Calif, in 
1977. The first of the PETS 35mm- 
slide carousels was displayed, and 
General President William Konyha 
(who at that time was first general 
vice president and apprenticeship 
director) and Technical Director 
James Tinkcom explained the new 
system and its purposes. IVIembers of 
the Brotherhood training staff dis- 
played and explained new instructional 
material and the evaluation criteria 
for determining skill competence. 
There were "task analysis photo 
essays" for examination. 

The photographic material was 
developed in 1976 and edited into the 
instructional carousels. Three staff 
members had photographed in minute 
detail the work processes of carpenters 
on the project, making certain that 
every measurement and step process 
of material assembly was recorded. 
Others of the Apprenticeship and 
Training Department, upon review of 



I , Steve Biiice of Local 
1648, Lagima Beach, 
Calif., turns in a success- 
fully completed form for 
his prior PETS project 
and receives the color 
slides for the next project 
from Sam Crawford. 

eloped in 1977 

the field photography, developed addi- 
tional graphic material to make certain 
that the technical aspects were well 

Today, there are 96 such carousels 
made available to local joint com- 
mittees, covering carpentry, pile- 
driving, mill-cabinet work, lathing, and 
millwright skills. Much more work 
is still in progress. 

In September, 1977, after a series 
of seminars and instructor-training 
sessions, 10 pilot PETS programs were 
launched in key cities. 

Noting the fourth anniversary of 
PETS, First General Vice President 
Patrick J. Campbell (who now directs 
the program) said recently, "The 
constitution adopted by the Brother- 
hood in 1881 provided for apprentice- 
ship, and the conduct of apprentice- 
ship training has been an ongoing 
concern of our organization through- 
out its first century. It will continue 
to be a concern of this organization 
in the future. 

"We congratulate the pilot programs 
on the direct and practical manner 
with which they went about imple- 
menting the PETS structure. The suc- 
cess of the new training method as 
demonstrated by the pilot programs so 
impressed other programs that, three 
years ago, approximately one-half of 
the apprenticeship programs adopted 
the new system and at present approxi- 
mately 80% of affiliate programs have 
implemented PETS with additional 
programs making commitment for the 
coming year. We are very impressed 
by the industry and dedication of our 
affiliate programs as they overcame 
obstacles of funding, space, etc. so that 
they could offer the best training 
available to our membership." 

The PETS program, its color slides 
and packets of material have all been 
copyrighted. As the program expands, 
it is also becoming increasingly valu- 
able to journey- 
men for post- 
graduate training 
in the use of new 
materials and 
technology of the 
various trades. 

2, The slides — assem- 
bled in a carousel view- 
ing unit — show Steve, 
step by step, how to 
preform the next PETS 
project. The slides are 
studied in individual 
projection booths. 

3, Steve then receives 
the project drawing from 
Florian Alter of Local 
2435, Inglewood, Calif. 
The drawing is reflective 
of the photographic 
material just studied. 

4. At the tool crib, 
Sam Crawford, a retired 
carpenter of Local 2308, 
Fidlerton, hands over the 
tools and power equip- 
ment required for the 
task work for the. project. 

5, The material for the 
project is then removed 
from the lumber supply 
area. From the drawing 
Steve determines the 
lumber needed. 

6, Working from the 
drawing, Steve builds the 
project. From time to 
time an instructor checks 
his progress. 

7, Instructor A Iter goes 
over the finished project 
with Steve, checking it 
against an evaluation 
sheet. If all is well, Steve 
will now be ready for his 
next PETS task. 

APRIL, 1981 

PETS Moves Ahead in Many Locations 

gram of Local 1098 operates from well- 
established training facilities. (See story 
on seminar visitors, Page 17.) Two 
apprentices, above, complete a project. 

DES MOINES, lA. — This J A TC recently 
purchased and is renovating a four-story 
building as a training facility. All 23 
fourth-year apprentices are expected to 
complete PETS this year. 

CINCINNATI, O. — Steve Sprague shows 
two first-year apprentices use of the level. 
The Ohio Valley J A TC promotes post- 
graduate training through PETS for its 

8^ lIQ^^ > 

HOUSTON, TEX. — A total of 821 students 
have been enrolled under PETS since its 
launching. There are currently 521 active 
PETS participants, and 25 have com- 
pleted work. 

CLEVELAND, O. — In addition to 
carpentry and other craft skills, this 
J A TC is instructing in the installation of 
elevated floors. An apprentice demon- 
strates the skill above. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — An instructor 
emphasizes a technique in rafter framing 
for an apprentice in this city's pilot pro- 
gram. Journeymen are using PETS 
material in this city, too. 

TULSA, OKLA. — Apprentices in PETS 
training in this Southwest city attend 
school Fridays and Saturdays without 
pay. Two of the original pilot apprentices 
took first and second in the state contest. 

dedicated its new training center last 
November. There were 55 apprentices in 
the first PETS class. Ventura county was 
an early supporter of PETS. 

LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Two trainees lay out 
a building in the wide-open spaces 
surrounding this Western city. Las Vegas 
has hosted two International Carpentry 
Apprenticeship Contests. 

MONTANA STATE — Three locals — 
No. 153, Helena: No. 88, Anaconda: and 
No. 28, Missoula — launched a joint 
effort with 22 apprentices in 1977. They 
share one instructor. 

SPOKANE, WASH. — Employers in the 
Northwest tell the JATC that they like 
the PETS training better than the old 
system. Some of the local training lead- 
ers are shown above. 

ST. LOUIS, MO. — Though not one of the 

original pilot programs, this PETS 
program has grown quickly to become 
one of the largest in the country. The 
PETS work area is shown above. 





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Congressmen with strong records of support for 
labor's goals will continue to head key subcommit- 
tees of the House Education & Labor Committee 
despite 1980 election shakeups. 

Rep. Phillip Burton (D-Calif.) is the new chairman 
of the Labor-Management Relations Subcommittee, 
replacing Frank Thompson, Jr. (D-N.J.), who lost 
his bid for re-election. 

Thompson, a champion of worker causes, had a 
94% "right" voting record by COPE standards. 
Burton's career voting record is an identical 94% . 

To take the chairmanship. Burton had to give up 
his chairmanship of the Interior Committee's 
Subcommittee on National Parks. 

He said he agreed to do so because "the new 
political climate in Washington makes it imperative 
for me to focus my primary efforts on the rights of 
the American worker." 

Burton pledged to work for the goals of "a decent 
wage, fair collective bargaining, adequate pension 
benefits, and a safe and healthful workplace." 

The Labor Standards Subcommittee also lost a 
chairman in the election, Edward P. Beard (D-R.l.), 
who had an 88% "right" COPE voting score. His 
successor, George Miller (D-Calif.) is in the same 
ballpark with an 85% "right" voting record. 

Other subcommittee chairmanship changes are 
in two of the education panels. Rep. Paul Simon 
(D-lll.) switched to head the Postsecondary Educa- 
tion Subcommittee and Rep. Austin J. Murphy 
(D-Pa.) replaces him as chairman of the Select 
Education Subcommittee. 

The other chairmanships are unchanged. Rep. 
Carl D. Perkins (D-Ky.), who heads the full com- 
mittee, remains also as chairman of the Elementary, 
Secondary & Vocational Education Subcommittee. 

Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.) continues as 
chairman of the Employment Opportunities Sub- 
committee. The Health & Safety Subcommittee 
remains under Rep. Joseph M. Gaydos (D-Pa.), and 
Rep. Ike Andrews (D-N.C.) continues to head the 
Human Resources Subcommittee. 


Calling it "just plain unfair," Michigan Senator 
Donald Riegle is urging quick Congressional action 
in removing the "Marriage Tax Penalty." The bill, 
S. 2, was introduced in the Senate in January by 
Senator Charles Mathias (R-Maryland). 

Senator Riegle said: "The typical American 
family is no longer the traditional one of twenty 
years ago when there was usually only one wage 
earner. Today, over half of all married couples— 
40 million taxpayers— have two wage earners. Our 
tax system refuses to recognize this, and the 
majority of American couples are forced to pay extra 
taxes based upon an antiquated system. It taxes 
wage earners more if they are married than if they 
are not, because when two incomes are combined 
and filed jointly, both incomes are thrown into a 
higher tax bracket." 

"Last year," said Riegle, "for the first time, more 
than 50% of all married American women were 
working outside the home— at jobs never before 
held by women, and at salaries more and more in 
line with the work they do. It is estimated that in the 
next 20 years, the number of women working out- 
side the home will continue to increase, reaching 
70% by 1990. Clearly, the two wage earner family 
is now a fixture in America." 


Prices for the basic necessities of life— energy, 
food, shelter, and medical care— outstripped the 
cost of other goods and items that Americans 
typically buy in 1980, and the outlook this year is 
for more of the same. 

These are the conclusions of two studies of price 
movements in various sectors of the economy, one 
by the AFL-CIO's Department of Economic 
Research, the second by the foundation-funded 
National Center for Economic Alternatives. 

The AFL-CIO analysis showed that prices of the 
combined group of necessities rose 14% over the 
12 months of 1980, while prices of all other non- 
necessity items went up 9.9%. Inflation for the 
year, as measured by the government's consumer 
price index, posted a 12.5% rate. 


So confident now are "new right" PACs of their 
political clout, they are boasting they can take a 
complete unknown and knock over Sen. Ted 
Kennedy in Massachusetts next year. Kennedy 
appears to be at the top of their "hit list" of some 
20 U.S. Senators up in 1982. 

The National Conservative PAC is using the 
prospect of beating Kennedy as a fund-raising 
device. A recent direct-mail appeal from NCPAC 
started out, "Will you help us decide whether we 
should target Ted Kennedy in 1982?" 

APRIL, 1981 



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Members of Millwrights Local 1402, Richmond, Va., 
employed by Westinghoitse Corp., work on a turbine in the 
big power plant at Virginia Electric and Power Company's 
North Anna 2 — its second nuclear unit in Northern 
Virginia. The plant went into commercial operation last 
December after many delays. 

The United States nuclear power industry is having a 
hard time overcoming its troubled image. The Three- 
Mile-Island hysteria of two years ago, the unanswered 
questions about the disposal of atomic wastes, and the 
constant coupling of nuclear power with nuclear weaponry 
leave the general public — and many Brotherhood mem- 
bers — afraid or, at the least, uncertain as to their feelings 
about the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. 

Nowhere is there a strong, activist, pro-nuclear-power 
group to serve as a counterpart to the "Anti Nukes" who 
storm and harass nuclear power plant construction sites 
all over the country. 

Some Brotherhood construction members who need the 
work still hesitate to push for nuclear power plant 
construction because of what they read in the newspapers 
about the dangers of radioactive contamination. 

When The Carpenter published an article in its 
January, 1980, issue about the radicals in the nation's 
environmental groups and their rabid anti-nuclear posi- 
tions, we received several letters from readers opposing 
the fact that we had published such an article. . . . And, 
yet, several readers also wrote to congratulate us for 
publishing it. 

Last fall, the National Geographic Magazine conducted 

Nuclear Power Plants 
in the United States 

JANUARY, 1981 

75 Reactors with operating licenses 55,791 MWe 

82 Reactors with construction permits 90,503 MWe 

2 Reactors with limited work authorizations 2,300 MWe 

1 5 Reactors on order (including 2 units 

not sited on map) 17.542 MWe 

174 Total 166.136 MWe 

December 31, 1980 


• Operable 

O Under Construction 

o With Limited Work Authorization 

A On Order 


the 80s? 

Building Tradesmen 
have mixed feelings 
about nuclear power 
plant construction 

a poll of its readership about nuclear power. A cross- 
section of 1,200 readers in all sections of the United 
States were queried. The response rate was "surprising" 
and the surveys were returned "with impressive speed," 
the magazine reported in its February issue. 

The majority of those polled think that nuclear energy 
is an effective and desirable way to produce energy. By a 
72-22 margin. National Geographic readers said that 
nuclear energy is "practical" and is "an effective way to 
make or save energy." Readers also disagreed 64-28, 
with the statement, "We should build fewer nuclear 
power plants." 

Still, seven international labor unions (not including 
the United Brotherhood), last month, joined environ- 
mental activists and community groups for an anti-nuclear 
march and rally in Harrisburg, Pa., against nuclear power 
on the second anniversary of the accident at Three Mile 
Island, March 28. 

In contrast, the international unions of the AFL-CIO 
Building Trades (including the Brotherhood) and AFL- 
CIO leadership continue to support the development of 
nuclear power. AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland said 
recently that failure to develop nuclear power as an 
alternative to oil poses a risk to our national economic 
future that is far greater than the environmental concerns 
that such a power source poses. 

Saying that research should continue into fusion tech- 
nology, Kirkland called for continuation of the develop- 
ment of nuclear power "which uses existing, proven fission 
technology," while strengthening safety and health regula- 
tions governing the industry. 

"Despite the superior safety record of 'nuclear power, 
public concerns are legitimate and must be answered 
through safety procedures that eliminate all potential 
hazards," Kirkland said. 

Noting the trade union movement's "disagreements and 
suspicions of the energy industry," Kirkland continued: 
"While these differences are real, they need not be 
insoluble. . . . All of us may hold different views on how 
to reindustrialize, but clearly, abundant and fairly-priced 
energy must play a key role. If we are to reshape our 
nation's policies, we must start by sitting down — 
industry, labor, government, and other representatives of 
our society — and strive to reach a consensus on how to 
reach our common goals." 

Officials of the Tennessee Valley Authority, who 
strongly support nuclear power development, concede 
that the future of nuclear power in the United States may 
depend on the safety record of their system and of all the 
other nuclear power systems licensed to operate in the 
50 states. 

There are at present 74 US nuclear power reactors 
licensed to operate, with a combined capacity of about 
55,000 Megawatts electrical (Mwe). Eighty-seven more 
units, representing 95,000 Mwe, have construction per- 
mits, and two representing 2,000 Mwe, are authorized to 
conduct preliminary site preparation. Still waiting for 
construction go-ahead are 19 nuclear units (22,000 Mwe) 
under firm order. 

Despite this apparent growth of the nuclear power 
industry, it has been two years since the Nuclear Regu- 
latory Commission last issued a nuclear construction 

The Atomic Industrial Forum, an industry trade group, 
states that, "although half a dozen pending applications 
are once again being reviewed by the NRC staff, the 
Commission appears to have settled into a frame of think- 
ing that discounts any additional permit applications any 
time soon and possibly not for the next decade." 

The public's apprehension over radiation exposure 
continues unabated, the AIF reports, "untouched even by 
the conclusion last year by the National Academy of 
Sciences radiation-effects panel that its 1979 draft esti- 
mates of the impact of low-level radiation were too high." 

The great hope for peacetime uses of nuclear energy, 
expressed by every US President since Harry Truman, 
may go, to some extent, unfulfilled in the 1980s . . . 
unless the technical, economic, and political problems of 
nuclear energy are solved. Let us hope that they will be. 
Perhaps the current energy crunch may bring it about. 

Security is tight 
and seemingly 
foolproof at every 
nuclear power 
plant licensed by 
the Nuclear 
Regulatory Com- 
mission- Workers 
and visitors are 
electronically and 
searched. Every 
person inside the 
plant must wear 
tags. Most must 
wear hard hats. 

When labor editors, including tlie Carpenter's associate 
editor, went through VEPCO's North Anna facilities near 
Mineral, Va., last summer, only North Anna 1 was operating. 
Its reactor dome is seen in the background. North Anna 2, 
meanwhile, was left idle so authorities could check false fears 
expressed by environmental groups tliat the plant was on an 
earthquake fault. 

APRIL, 1981 


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The differences between the Building Trades 
unions and the Canadian Labour Congress still 
remain to be revolved, as we go to press. The 
internationals stopped per capita payments to the 
CLC as a result of a dispute over a complex situation 
in Quebec province. 

Ontario's Provincial Building and Construction 
Trades Council, which met in late October, supported 
labour unity in Canada, on the one hand, and gave 
national leaders of 14 Building Trades unions the 
authority to press the CLC into disciplining the QFL 
for infringing on Building Trades jurisdictions, on 
the other. Quebec legislation covering building 
trades differs from legislation in other provinces. 

The Canadian Labor Congress and the Building 
Trades Council are continuing to talk in an effort 
to resolve their differences. As we go to press, CLC 
President James McDermott is expected to meet 
with the CLC Executive Council in mid-March to 
discuss the situation before reporting back to the 
Building Trades later in the month. 


The Ontario government announced a 50-cent 
increase in the province's minimum wage on 
December 31. With another increase in July, the 
minimum rate in Saskatchewan will still be the 
highest in Canada. 

The Ontario minimum wage increased by 30 
cents on March 31; and another 20-cent hike is 
scheduled for October 1, for a new rate of $3.50. 

The Saskatchewan rate, $3.85 from January 1, 
1981, the highest in Canada, will go to $4.00 on 
July 1. 

And the minimum wage in the Yukon and 
Northwest Territories, $3.35 from December 1, 
will go to $3.60 on May 1. 


April 15, 1981 is the date set for the hearing in 
the dispute between Local 200 United Auto 
Workers (U.A.W.) and the Essex-Kent Building and 
Construction Trades Council. 

The assigning of work at the Ford Motor Co. of 
Canada Ltd.'s engine plant under construction in 
Windsor to U.A.W. members is the main issue in 
the dispute. 

The building trades in the Windsor area claim 
that the UAW, facing high unemployment, took 
work that had previously been done by the building 

The UAW, on the other hand, says it has 
bargained for many years with corporations (such 
as Ford) on outside contracting in an attempt to 
restrict the firms' right to contract out work, 
particularly when UAW workers, who have the 
necessary skills, are laid off or facing layoffs. 

On September 9 the Ontario Labour Relations 
Board (OLRB) issued an interim order and returned 
the work to them. There was an agreement by 
both groups that the outcome of the OLRB hearing 
will have serious implications. 

"What happens here will probably set a prece- 
dent for the future on all new construction," says 
Henry Martinak, president Essex-Kent Building and 
Construction Trades Council, Windsor. 

On October 29, the Board issued a varied interim 
order which gave some additional work to the 
construction trades, but not all of the work in 

The Provincial Building Trades Council, along 
with other local building trade councils, are 
lending support to the Essex-Kent on this very 
important jurisdictional dispute. 

The Essex-Kent B.T.C. position, simply stated, 
is: Even though there is high unemployment in the 
auto industry, let the united auto workers build 
the cars and let us build the plants. 


The Construction Safety Association of Ontario 
(CSAO) reports that back injuries represent 24% 
of all time lost in the construction industry in 
Ontario, and that the average cost for each claim 
is around $7000. 

Most back pain occurs between the ages of 20 
and 60, and the problem is often made more 
confusing by doctors speaking in "doctor language" 
rather than using layman's terms. 

Doctors often do not take the time to give their 
patients control measures such as exercise. Instead, 
they advocate taking time off work. 

The CSAO has put together a program showing 
the medical side and defining certain management 
control functions to alleviate the exposure of 
workers to back pain. 

It will also help management to understand the 
problem, and reverse the idea that most back pain 
is fake. 


U.K., Germany, Sweden, Denmark compared: 

Study Urges Pension Fund Billions 
for Jobs, Housing and Health Care 

By Harry Conn 

PAl Special Correspondent 

With labor-management pension 
funds in the United States now total- 
ing about $600 billion, the union role 
in deciding how the funds are invested 
is getting higher priority at the bar- 
gaining table. 

A study by Ruttenberg, Friedman, 
Kilgallon, Gutchess & Associates, pre- 
pared for the AFL-CIO Executive 
Council Committee on the Investment 
of Union Pension Funds, recom- 
mended four policy objectives for 
union participation in pension fund 
management. They are: 

1 . To increase employment through 
reindustrialization, including manu- 
facturing, construction, transporta- 
tion, maritime and other sectors 
necessary to revitalize the economy; 

2. To advance social purposes such 
as worker housing and health centers; 

3. To improve the ability of work- 
ers to exercise their rights as share- 
holders in a coordinated fashion; 

4. To exclude from union pension 
plan investment portfolios companies 
whose policies are hostile to workers' 


The Ruttenberg firm and the AFL- 
CIO Department of Social Security 
recently co-sponsored a seminar at 
the George Meany Center for Labor 
Studies in Silver Spring, Md., to learn 
about foreign trends and experiences 
in union involvement in pension fund 
management and investment. 

Bryn Davies of the Department of 
Social Insurance and Industrial Insur- 
ance of the British Trades Union 
Congress stressed that the TUC goals 
are substantially similar to those 
sought by the AFL-CIO. 

He pointed out that pension funds 
are the property of the workers and 
"the TUC objective was and is legis- 
lation to give members the right to 

appoint 50% of a fund's controlling 
body, through their trade union." 

Davies noted that "the TUC was 
among the first to acknowledge the 
challenge presented by the growth of 
pension funds." He added that the 
financial institutions, including pen- 
sion funds, life assurance companies, 
investment and unit trusts, now own 
over half the securities listed on the 
British stock exchange. 

Davies said that "the TUC believes 
there is an urgent need for major new 
investment in British industry to meet 
the competitive challenges of the 
1980s and beyond, which cannot be 
met by conventional means since the 
poor prospects of demand and profit- 
ability, together with high interest 
rates, prevent finance coming for- 


Roland Spant, chief of research of 
the Swedish Federation of White Col- 
lar Unions, described substantial ad- 
vances made in pension programs in 
his country. In Sweden, he said, the 
most important system is the manda- 
tory supplementary pension system set 
up in 1960. In this system, three large 
funds were built up and today total 
about $40 billion, a considerable part 
of the capital market in Sweden. 

Unions, employers, local communi- 
ties and the state are on the boards of 
these funds, which have been heavily 
engaged in financing the housing 
sector. In 1974, a fourth fund was set 
up under the pension system to in- 
crease capital and industrial develop- 
ment. While this fund is smaller than 
the other three funds, it is expected to 
play a key role in the Swedish 
economy in the future. Sixty percent 
of the votes on its board are held by 

Holger Jensen, director of the 
Danish Employees Special Pension 
Fund, explained that "the pension fund 
system is not as widespread in Den- 
mark as in the U.S. because the pen- 

sions to civil servants are not accu- 
mulated in funds, but are paid 
currently out of the state budget. Also, 
the public pensions to everyone at the 
age of 67 are also paid currently. That 
means that private pension funds are 
normally looked at as a supplement to 
the public pension." 

Although there are some 200 pen- 
sion funds in Denmark, two basic 
funds cover the entire working popu- 
lation. They were established in 1964 
under a collective bargaining agree- 
ment. Of the 21 members of the Board 
of Trustees on the two funds, 15 are 
from the trade union movement and 
six are appointed by the Minister of 


Dr. Gerhard Leminsky, editor of 
Union Monthly, official publication of. 
the German Federation of Labor 
(DGB), told the seminar that the 
West German pension program was 
initiated in the "post-World War II 
period, when there was a critical need 
for rebuilding the nation." 

The foundation in West Germany 
is built on company pension funds 
through the co-determination system, 
whereby labor is given a strong voice 
in the management of the company 
as well as the pension program. 

Under present law, a retired worker 
receives 15% of his or her last pay- 
check and, combined with social se- 
curity, the total sum cannot exceed 
75% of a worker's paycheck. 

Both Stanley Ruttenberg, president 
of the firm co-sponsoring the seminar, 
and Bert Seidman, director of the 
AFL-CIO Social Security Department, 
pointed out that the experience of the 
four nations would be helpful in 
pension-setting goals in the U.S. The 
AFL-CIO has established a Committee 
on Investment of Union Pension 
Funds under the chairmanship of 
President John H. Lyons of the Iron 

APRIL, 1981 



n [entury of 
Documents and 
Doto Stored 
in General 
Office Files 

Offices on the third floor of the Brotherhood headquarters are 
a storehouse of permanent records — membership data, local 
and district council data, account sheets, and more. 

A lot happens in 100 years, in any 
institution, and the Brotherhood is no 
exception. A century of history means a 
century of accumulated convention pro- 
ceedings, local and international cor- 
respondence, membership and wage 
statistics. Carpenter magazines, etc. This 

translates into thousands and thousands 
of pages of important records and docu- 
ments which must be accurately collected 
and filed to assure that the organization 
functions smoothly. 

The careful process of assembling and 
storing Brotherhood data takes place on 

the third floor of the General Head- 
quarters building in Washington, D.C. 
Comprised of a Department of Research 
and Occupational Safety and Health, a 
Central Files, and a Microfilming Unit, 
this arm of the building serves the needs 
of the entire organization. 


The third floor's newest wing is the location of the 
Brotherhood's Department of Research and Occupational 
Safety and Health. Directed by Nicholas R. Loope, this 
department serves the needs of every UBC member and every 
headquarters staff person. 

One of the Research Department's most important functions 
is the administration of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and 
the Service Contract Act. Well-trained staff members are 
responsible for obtaining and processing all US Department 
of Labor wage surveys, analyzing 15,000 annual wage pre- 
determinations, and representing UBC interests and objections 
before the Wage Appeals Board. 

The Research Department also supports the efforts of the 
Brotherhood's Organizing Department by providing corporate 
and financial information to all organizers, including loca- 
tions and economic activities of plants, names of key per- 
sonnel, and records of National Labor Relations Board 
elections. The department supplies this data throughout an 
entire organizing campaign. 

Staff members develop education and training materials for 

Brotherhood leadership seminars held at both the General 
Headquarters in Washington, D.C, and the George Meany 
Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Md. Their specially 
prepared texts and manuals are also used at various uni- 
versities across the country. 

When a question of territorial jurisdiction arises, the 
Research Department examines the issue and determines the 
rightful territory by analyzing old agreements, bylaws, com- 
munications, and maps. Detailed findings are provided to the 
General Officers and Board Members as well as to general 
representatives and organizers. 

In addition to serving the Brotherhood, the Research 
Department represents the AFL-CIO on the American 
National Metric Council and on the Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Department's Council of American Building 
Officials. In cooperation with the US Labor Department's 
Bureau of International Affairs, it also provides information 
and hospitality to visiting foreign dignitaries. 

Over the years, the Research Department has cultivated a 
library of vital resources and statistics available to the entire 
Brotherhood staff. It is now developing an overall occupa- 
tional safety and health program for the Brotherhood. 

The Research Deparlment is comprised of professionally-trained staff members. From 
left, and clockwise, are: administrative assistant and educator Leonard Scales, 
economist Kathy Gill, assistant director and attorney Howard Hobbs, director 
Nicholas Loope, wage analyst Dorothy London, and chief economist Phil Castle. 

Below: Priscilla Villines discusses with 
Nicholas Loope records for the Brother- 
hood's occupational safety and health 
program, now being assembled. 



Central Files is a reservoir of labor history volumes and Brotherhood correspondence. 
At the front counter, facing the camera, is Elizabeth Kent, head of the Central Files 
office. Behind her, from left, and clockwise, are: Faye Stack, Juanita McGhee, and 
Jeanne Stevenson. 

Above: Elizabeth Kent in the Central 
Files library. Below: Juanita McGhee 
and Faye Stack file correspondence in 
the rotating Lektrafile machines. 


Down the hall from the Research Department is the 
Central Files. A reservoir of filled bookshelves and filing 
cabinets, this department acts as both a library and a store- 
house of information for the General Offices. 

Central Files maintains copies of all correspondence sent 
out by the General Officers and the Organizing and Juris- 
dictional Departments. All correspondence is color-coded 
according to department or office for quick identification. 

Data about every local union, district, state, and provincial 
council. Brotherhood representative and organizer is on file 
in this office. Besides being filed according to the individual 
or the administrative unit, material is cross-referenced 
according to subject matter, as well. 

As soon as correspondence arrives in Central Files, it is 
marked, cross-referenced, and filed on a cart. Eventually, it is 
filed chronologically in a mechanically-rotating file system, 
called a Lektrafile Machine. There are six of these machines, 
and each one holds the equivalent of four filing cabinets or 

16 drawers of official correspondence and data. 

Material is retained in the Lektrafile for at least three 
years. It is then transferred to the Microfilming Unit where 
it is recorded on film reels and stored. 

In addition to correspondence. Central Files is the haven 
for international agreements, which are color-coded and filed 
alphabetically on open shelves, industrial agreements, which 
eventually go to the Microfilming Unit, and appeals, which 
are filed by year and number of appeal. 

Well-organized files are packed with charter applications 
and ladies auxiliary correspondence as well as union label 
registration certificates, monthly membership reports, and 
reference material. 

Central Files is also the Brotherhood's labor history library. 
Bound copies of Brotherhood Convention proceedings and 
AFL-CIO proceedings sit on book shelves along with compre- 
• hensive labor histories and timeworn, leather-bound volumes 
of The Carpenter magazine. Card-indexed, these references 
are available by check-out to the General Headquarters staff. 

Viewing the microfilm. 
APRIL, 1981 


Appropriately situated between the 
Department of Research and the 
Central Files is the Microfilming Unit. 

Microfilming is an ingenious process 
which allows for both the retention of 
important documents and the conser- 
vation of precious space. Staff mem- 
bers in this unit reduce and register on 
film outdated Brotherhood records. 
They wind these photographic films 
on to reels and preserve them in a 
microfilm vault, shown at right. 

As of mid-February of this year, 
the Microfilming Unit had 22,195,872 
exposures of different images on 5,039 
reels of film. The well-categorized 
films cover a range of 39 subjects, 
including membership applications, 
suspensions, and death claims and all 
correspondence, and histories of local 
unions, district, state, and provincial 
councils and individual Brotherhood 
members. Brotherhood convention 
proceedings and Carpenter magazine 
issues from the past 100 years, as well 
as AFL-CIO proceedings, are on 


Local 506 Shop Stewards Allan 
Dewsnap, John Knobbe, Miche Blais, 
and Business Representative Ron 
Ferguson at the meeting of welders. 

Vancouver Welders' 
Windfall to Orphans 

In early 1980, Ron Ferguson, business 
representative of Marine and Shipbuilders 
Local 506, Vancouver, B.C., determined 
that one of the local companies under 
contract, Vancouver Shipyard, had been 
misinterpreting the 10^-per-hour welder 
premium for outside work for approxi- 
mately four years, and he filed a 

Ferguson estimated that the total 
money involved was between $2,000 and 
$2,500. Eventually the company agreed 
to settle for $5,000. 

In preliminary discussions, it was 
pointed out to the company that the cost 
involved in processing 800 individual 
records would be tremendous. 

Meetings were held among the welder 
members of the local to discuss disposi- 
tion of the windfall and the difficulties 
involved in ascertaining each welder's 
portion. The average crew in the yard at 
one time was 75 welders, and 800 had 
been through the yard during the period 
in question. 

Members of Murine and Shipbuilders Local 506 who pariicipuled in the back pay-donation 
project included: 

First Row, sealed from left — D. Black, C. Deoliveira, F. Palma, A. Dewsnap, Y. Ara, 
A. Boitson, T. Mar, S. Wong, E. Kisna, M. Marland. 

Second Row, kneeling — /. Dos Santos, B. Thind, M. Blais, A. Kresina, N. Beitouti, P. 

Third Row, standing — H. Crouchill, W . Binns, B. Moe, S. Johnsen, D. Bifolchi, B. Johnson, 
C. Heath, L. Paolucci, A. Pusquarelli, R. Andia, L. Rezek, D. Robar. 

Fourth Row, standing — R. Smith, D. Brown, M. Bajic, A. Henlschel, S. Pierzchajlo, 
J. Knobbe, G. Tyler, W. Carlson, B. Sidey, K. Hoy. 

After long discussion, the welders 
unanimously agreed to donate the money 
to the Orphans Fund, a local charity 
administered by Radio Station CKNW. 
A presentation was made "on the air," 
and Local 506 received many expressions 
of public gratitude. 

It wasn't the first time Local 506 has 
come to the aid of others. The 250 
members of the local at Vancouver Ship- 
yard recently took up a collection of 
$1,508.35 for a brother in distressed 

Brotherhood Supports 
Senior Citizens Fund 

The National Council of Senior Citi- 
zens, an organization which grew out of 

the labor movement and which has been 
the leading spokesman for America's 
elderly for many years, determined, last 
year, that it must establish its own head- 
quarters building in Washington, D.C. 
Leased office facilities in the nation's 
capital have become increasingly costly in 
the downtown area. A campaign has been 
launched by the NCSC to purchase its 
own home. 

On behalf of its own members who 
belong to NCSC and in recognition of 
the great work accomplished by the 
organization, the Brotherhood General 
Executive Board, at a recent meeting, 
voted unanimously to contribute $1,000 
to NCSC's building fund and to urge all 
US members to support this worthy 

NEW! An Official Brotherhood Windbreaker Jacket! 

A sturdy, waterproof, nylon windbreaker jacket 
is now available at the General Office. It's in navy 
blue, and the Brotherhood's official seal is dis- 
played on the front, as shown in the photograph 
at left. The jacket has a snap front and comes in 
four sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large. 

$14.50 each 

including the cost of handling and mailing 

QUANTITY ORDERS— Orders of 5 to 35 jackets 
$14.00 eacfi. For 36 or more jackets, the price drops 
to $13.50 each, (which would include a free reproduc- 
tion of the local number, seal, and city, as shown at 
upper right). 

A 9-inch wide reproduction of the local number, 
seal, and cuy can also be applied to the hack of each 
jacket (in quantity orders of 36 or more) at the addi- 
tional cost of 86<} per jacket. (See illustration at lower 

Allow four weeks for delivery of all specially pre- 
pared jackets. 

Send order and remiltance —, check, or money 
order — to: General Secretary John Rogers, United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 
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New Handbook Issued 
On Building Trades Pay 

The Labor Dept. has issued its second 
handbook of union pay scales and fringe 
benefits in the construction industry, 
which summarizes about 5,000 collective 
bargaining agreements in 800 U.S. cities. 

The second edition of the Handbook 
of Wages and Benefits for Construction 
Unions is based on data compiled by the 
department's Construction Industry Sta- 
bilization Committee. It contains contract 
information for 33 construction crafts in- 
cluding wages in effect on Jan. 1, 1981, 
health and welfare benefits, pension, vaca- 
tion and other fringe benefit data. 

Copies are available from the Office 
of Construction Industry Services, U.S. 
Dept. of Labor, Room N5655, Washing- 
ton, D.C. 20216. 

Revised Guide Issued 
For Union Meetings 

A revised and updated edition of the 
64-page booklet, "How to Run a Union 
Meeting," is available from the AFL-CIO 
as a guide to help local union leaders 
conduct orderly sessions and boost mem- 
bership interest, participation and attend- 

The handbook outlines duties of of- 
ficers and parliamentary rules, and pro- 
vides suggestions on planning meetings 
and improving agendas. 

Copies of the pamphlet. Publication 
No. 81, are available at 20 cents each 
from the AFL-CIO Pamphlet Division, 
815 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Commerce Secretary 
Honored at Farewell 

Secretary and Mrs. Baldridge, left, with 
Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldi. 

A farewell party was held in January 
for Malcolm Baldridge, the newly- 
appointed Secretary of Commerce in 
President Reagan's administration, and 
his wife at the Holiday Seasons in Water- 
bury, Conn. In the entourage for the gala 
evening were Francis A. Rinaldi, Jr., 
business representative of Central Con- 
necticut Local 24, and his wife, who 
extended their best wishes for a successful 
term. Mr. Baldridge was formerly the 
president of Scovill Manufacturing of 


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locni union nEuis 

International Millwright Conference, 
Scheduled for Next Month in Chicago 

The United Brotherhood is conduct- 
ing an International Conference on Mill- 
wright Jurisdiction in Chicago, beginning 
May 19. 

General President William Konyha has 
sent out notices of the special meeting 
to all construction locals and district, 
state, and provincial councils. Fulltime 
representatives concerned with millwright 
work and the enforcement of trade juris- 
diction are invited to attend. 

Sessions are to be held in the Conrad 
Hilton Hotel. Registration begins at 
2 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, and the work- 
ing sessions begin at 10 a.m. the follow- 

ing morning, continuing until business is 
concluded the following day. 

"This conference will occupy itself with 
the complex problems and technological 
changes inherent in modern construc- 
tion," General President Konyha stated 
in his circular letter. "Emphasis will be 
placed on the impact the current eco- 
nomic climate has had on North Amer- 
ican industry. It shall examine the growth 
of employment opportunities in certain 
industries and the decline in others im- 
posed by plant shutdowns and the inroads 
being made by open-shop and non-union 

OFL Board Table 

The Ontario Federation of Labour re- 
cently had a new board room table 
custom made for them by members of 
shop Local 2679, Toronto, Ont. TTie 
table, to be able to seat all the execu- 
tives of OFL and guests, had to be 
large enough to accommodate at least 
twenty-five persons. Therefore, the table, 
which is made out of oak, had to be 32 
feet long and 8 feet wide at its broadest 
point. The top was constructed in eight 
sections and with leg sections, had to be 
installed piece-by-piece directly in the 
OFL board room. 

The table was manufactured by Gen- 
eral Wood Products of Scarborough, and 
it's significant to note that the co-owners 
of the company are Herman Usiing, a 
former business representative and still 
a member of Local 2679, and Fred 
Mayerhofer, a member of Local 3233, 
Richmond Hill. 

Iran Hostages Free; 
St. Paul Retiree Shaves 

Al Grengs of St. Paul, Minn., a retired 
member of Local 87, was so frustrated, 
15 months ago, with the bad news about 
the American host- 
ages in Iran, that he 
pledged not to shave 
until they were freed. 
It was the first 
time the 70-year-old 
member had ever 
gone unshaven, and 
he fidgeted a bit as 
he followed the daily 
reports on the host- 
ages throughout their 
444 days of captivity. 
He was, to say the 
least, delighted when 


he was finally able to drop into his local 
barber's chair for a whiskers trimming in 
January. Now he's back to daily activity 
in his basement workshop. 

Displaying lluir coniplelion certificates 
for the shop steward training are Local 
1230 President Mitchell Thayer, 
Recording Secretary Jamie Latimer, and 
Conductor Wendell Dooley. 

Steward Training 
In Cashmere, Wash. 

A Brotherhood shop steward training 
course was held for members and officers 
of Local 1230, Cashmere, Wash., re- 
cently. Among the participants were 
President Mitchell Thayer, Recording 
Secretary Jamie Latimer, and Conductor 
Wendell Dooley. 

Since the local union was organized in 
1971, the members have had more than 
their share of problems. General Orga- 
nizer Earle Soderman states. The W. I. 
Forest Products, Inc. mill, where the 
members work, has had three owners 
since the local was organized. There 
have been many changes in local union 

Through the combined efforts of the 
officers and members of the local, the 
Central Washington District Council- 
LPIW, the Western Council-LPIW, and 
the UBC, the local is still operating. A 
new working agreement was recently 
accepted by the members, which pro- 
vides for major improvements in wages, 
vacations, holidays and conditions. The 
local officers feel that the training made 
available through the UBC stewards 
program will help them to do a better 
job of representing the members. 

The recent shop steward training sessions held at Local 1230, Cashmere, Washington. Earle Soderman conducted the classes. 


Training in 

Seven shop stewards 
from industrial locals in 
Middle Tennessee com- 
pleted a steward training 
school, last winter, and 
they were presented 
completion certificates in 
ceremonies at a Christ- 
mas banquet. They all 
came from local unions 
of the Southern Council 
of Industrial Workers, 

and they included: Front row, from left. Donna Nichols, Local 2266, Portland, Ind., 
and Billy Downs, president of Local 3100, Gallatin, Ind. Second row, from left, 
J. W. Faulton, president. Local 2266; Richard McMurtry, Local 3100; and Mike 
Barker, chief steward. Local 3100. Third row, Clifford Stafford, Local 3100; Danny 
Caldwell, Local 3100; and Donald A. White of the Southern Council of Industrial 
Workers, who presented the certificates. 

Locals, Councils 
in Data Processing 

Many larger local unions and district 
councils of the Brotherhood have moved 
into the computerization of records and 
contract data. As we reported in the 
March issue of The Carpenter, the Gen- 
eral Secretary recently held a one-day 
seminar at the General Office in Wash- 
ington, D.C., to study ways in which such 
major affiUates can "tie into" General 
Office data processing and standardize 
the storage of data at the local and 
district level. 

Participants in the seminar are now 
applying much of the information gath- 
ered at the General Office and updating 
various systems so that they can serve 
the membership more quickly and 

The following local union and district 
council leaders participated in the com- 
puterization briefing at the General 

Roger Brownell, Local 102, Oakland, 
Calif.; Anthony Viola, Jr., Local 2046, 
Martinez, Calif.; Roland F. Smith, Local 
106, Des Moines, la.; Fred G. Wilson, 
Local 400, Omaha, Neb.; William T. 
Massa, Local 1590, Washington, D.C.; 
Raymond E. Pressley, Atlanta, Ga. & 
Vicinity, District Council; James E. 
White, Local 345, Memphis, Tenn.; 
Charles A. Schmucker, Denver, Colo., 
District Council; Larry L. Vincent, Local 
55, Denver, Colo.; Andris J. Silins, Bos- 
ton, Mass., District Council; Robert Mar- 
shall, Local 33, Boston, Mass.; Dewey F. 
Conley, Local 213, Houston, Tex.; Paul 
M. Dobson, Carpenters District Council, 
Houston, Tex.; Norm LeBlanc, Local 
675, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Harvey 
Jardine, Local 1916, Hamilton, Ont., 
Canada; Edward Perkowski, Alaska State 
Council; Ronald L. Mensinger, Spokane, 
Wash., District Council; Garry P. Good- 
win, Portland, Ore., District Council; 
Donald Johnson, Seattle, Wash., District 
Council; Calvin E. Kennedy, Five Rivers 
District Council, Cedar Rapids, la.; Rob- 

APRIL, 1981 

ert C. Lewis, Detroit, Mich., District 
Council; Lewis K. Pugh, Washington, 
D.C.; John F. Paterson, District Council, 
Calgary, Alta., Canada; Albert T. Potter, 
Calgary, Alta., District Council; Mrs. 
Penny Watson, Calgary, Alta., District 
Council; P. J. Buhrow, Edmonton, Alta., 
Canada; John Takach, B.C. Provincial 
Council of Carpenters; Wesley Isaacson, 
Chicago, 111., District Council; Joseph L. 
Happ, Chicago, III., District Council; 
James Patterson, Central & Western, 
Ind., D.C.; Norman Bland, Local 60, 
Indianapolis, Ind ; Anthony G. Pennucci, 
Central New Jersey District Council; 
John Cunningham, Local 210, Conn.; 
Don Classen, Local 1644, Minneapolis, 
Minn.; and Edward Coryell, Metropol- 
itan D.C., Philadelphia, Pa. 

South African Visitor 

L. C. G. Douwes Dekker, left, above, 
an industrial relations lecturer from the 
University of the Witwatersrand in South 
Africa, was a recent visitor to the 
Brotherhood's General Office in 
Wasliington. He met with Research 
Director Nicholas Loope, right, and other 
Brotherhood leaders to learn of our trade 
union structure and methods of opera- 
tion. He is assistant general secretary of 
the Trade Union Council of South Africa. 

Mr. Dekker was in the United States 
under the auspices of the International 
Communication Agency. Arrangements 
for his visit were made by the Trade 
Union Exchange Programs Division of 
the US Department of Labor. 


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It v\/as during one of those per- 
iods of prosperity for the real estate 
business, and the landlord v^^as 
making the most of it. To a pros- 
pective tenant he said: 

"This is a very quiet and orderly 
house. Have you any children?" 

The answer was "No." 

"Have you," the landlord con- 
tinued, "a piano, hi-fi, or radio, or 
do you play any musical instru- 
ments? Oh yes, and have you a 
cat, dog or parrot?" 

Again the answer was "No" to 
everything, but the prospective 
tenant added: 

"Maybe I ought to tell you that 
I have a fountain pen that scratches 
like the devil." 



During the Big One — WWII — the 
demand for mechanics was so great 
that the Army test for availability 
got to be very simple. The applicant 
was put into a room with a leg of 
lamb, a dog collar and a screw- 
driver. If he picked out the screw- 
driver, he was hired. 


A foul-looking individual rushed 
into a gin mill shooting a revolver 
and shouting: 

"Get out of here, all you stinking 

The crowd fled, dodging a hail 
of bullets — all except one mill- 
wright who stood at the bar quietly 
sipping a Scotch and soda. 

"Well?" the gunman barked at 

"Well," drawled the millwright, 
"there certainly were a lot of them, 
weren't there!" 



The girl at the switchboard an- 
swered a call the other morning 
and heard a woman's voice say: 

"Hello, is this the Fidelity Insur- 
ance Company?" 

On being assured that it was, the 
woman continued: 

"Well, I want to have my hus- 
band's fidelity insured." 



A drunk was hunched over the 
bar, toothpick in hand, spearing 
futilely at the olive in his drink. A 
dozen times he missed the olive. 
Finally, another customer who had 
been watching intently from the 
next stool became exasperated and 
grabbed the toothpick. "Here this 
is how you do it!" he said, and 
easily speared the olive. 

"Big deal," muttered the drunk, 
"I already had him so tired out he 
couldn't get away." 

— Plasterer and Cement Mason 


There once was a girl named Sally 
Who lived in a house in an alley. 
When it would rain. 
Her house would not drain. 
Now Sally lives up the valley. 
— Tom Urban, 
Northville, Mich. 


When you see what some girls 
marry, you begin to realize just 
how much they must have hated 
working for a living. 

— Ronald Benivegna, 
Whitestone, N.Y. 



Young men going to the big city 
to carve out a career are usually 
more concerned with their comforts 
than their morals. A lad from the 
country applied to an employment 
agency and was offered a job at a 
salary of $80 a week. 

"But," the boy remonstrated, 
"can I lead a good Christian life 
in the city on $80 a week?" 

"Believe me," was the reply, 
"that's the only kind of a life you 
can lead." 



A young bridegroom walked 
briskly into the kitchen and planted 
a kiss on his beloved's neck, knock- 
ing the cook book off the table as 
he did so. 

"Oh, darling," she wailed, "can't 
you stay out of the kitchen? Now 
you've lost my place — and I haven't 
the faintest idea what I was cook- 



"Good heavens, doctor! What a 
terrific bill for one week's treat- 
ment!" the patient protested. 

"My dear fellow," the doctor re- 
plied, "if you knew what an inter- 
esting case yours was, and how 
strongly I was tempted to let it pro- 
ceed to a postmortem, you wouldn't 
complain about a bill three times 
as big as this!" 



nppREniHESHip & TRnininc 


'Basic Competency' Field Tested 
For Pre-Apprenticeship Program 

Four key staff men in the Brotherhood's development of the Basic Competency 
Training Program recently met with Technical Director James Tinkcom, left. They 
included, from left, Greg Monaghan of Gateway Center, N.Y.; Dewane Rooks, 
Marsing Center, Ida.; Jim Whitis, Pine Knot. Ky.; and Joe Gay, Frenchberg, Ky. 
These four men are field testing and they will establish time norms for work and 
study accomplishment — first in carpentry and later in each craft. 

Apprenticeship training programs affi- 
liated with the Brotherhood have indi- 
cated that a major problem in establishing 
pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship- 
entry training is determining in advance 
the actual scope of that training — what 
the pre-apprentice needs, "where he's 
coming from," so to speak, how much 
basic math he or she should have to 
comprehend advanced training materials, 
his or her knowledge of tools and meas- 
uring procedures, etc. 

To solve this problem, the Apprentice- 
ship and Training Department has de- 
veloped a "basic competency" program 
for use by local administrators to deter- 
mine pre-apprenticeship and apprentice- 
ship-entry skills and knowledge to be 

expected from trainees. The expertise of 
staff members who work directly in pre- 
apprenticeship training was called upon to 
define "basic competence" and determine 
the expected abilities of trainees. 

The "basic competency" program 
which evolved has been field tested, and 
it will be presented as a major topic on 
the agenda of the Mid-Year Carpentry 
Training Conference scheduled for April 
28 and 29 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

The program provides visual instruc- 
tional material for taking exact measure- 
ments, for developing hand and power 
tool skills and safety, and for understand- 
ing basic arithmetic structure, based upon 
requirements indicated by the PETS 

Mid-Year Training Conference Set 
For Niagara Fails. April 28, 29 

The Mid-Year Training Conference, 
sponsored annually by the Apprentice- 
ship and Training Department, is sched- 
uled for this month, April 28 and 29, in 
Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

The 1981 edition, which will serve as a 
prelude to the Brotherhood's Centennial 
Convention next August, promises to be 
one of the largest and busiest yet. 

Sessions are to be held in the Niagara 
Hilton at Third and Mall in Niagara 
Falls. All conference attendees have been 
instructed to make their own reserva- 
tions. They should plan to arrive on 
Monday, April 27, as the conference will 
begin at 9 a.m. the following day. 

An agenda for the conference will be 
forwarded to all attendees prior to the 
conference, according to James Tinkcom, 
technical director of the Apprenticeship 

and Training Department. It will include, 
as mentioned above, a report on the new 
"basic competency" program. 

State and Provincial 
Contest Rules Noted 

The deadline date for all 1981 state and 
provincial contests is September 11, 1981. 
In addition, all contest committee secre- 
taries are reminded that International ap- 
plications for the first, second, and third 
place winners in state provincial contests 
must be received no later than five days 
after the completion of the contest. 
Finally, the rules and regulations, as re- 
vised December 5, 1979, will continue 
to be in effect for the 1981 International 

Female OfFenders 
Seminar to Local 1098 

The Women's Bureau of the US De- 
partment of Labor is sponsoring, jointly 
with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and 
Training and the Federal Prison System, 
a series of regional meetings for state 
officials "to assess ways to develop non- 
traditional employment programs for 
women in state prisons." 

The first of these meetings was held 
recently in Baton Rouge, La., with prison 
officials from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, 
and Oklahoma. 

So that prison officials could see an 
actual apprenticeship training program in 
action, the Women's Bureau arranged for 
the participants to tour the training fa- 
cilities of Local 1098 and the JAG in 
that city. Training Director B. J. Smith 
and his staff explained PET procedures 
and the traditional training methods. 

The 1981 International Carpentry 
Apprenticeship Contest will be held in 
Denver, Colo., November 11 and 12. 
The awards banquet: November 13. 

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APRIL, 1981 


Building Trades to Seek 
Quick Solution of Disputes 

California's Equity -Shared Housing Studied 

Building trades unions will seek to 
resolve a greater share of their juris- 
dictional disputes through direct on- 
the-spot or union-to-union settlements, 
reserving the more formal disputes 
settlement procedure for those issues 
that cannot be more simply resolved. 

The 15 union presidents who make 
up the governing body of the AFL- 
CIO Building & Construction Trades 
Department, agreed in February to 
continue to explore pragmatic ap- 
proaches that would lead to earlier- 
stage settlements. 

BCTD President Robert A. Georgine 
said the consensus was that the present 
impartial board for the settlement of 
jurisdictional disputes serves an essen- 
tial function, but that agreements 
worked out directly by the parties 
closest to the situation are generally 

Former Labor Secretary Ray 
Marshall, in his professional role as 
an economist, discussed with the 
building trades presidents the outlook 
for the economy as he sees it. Marshall 
expressed concern that a "supply- 
side" economic strategy will push up 
the already high level of unemploy- 

Another speaker during the three- 
day meeting was California's Director 
of Housing & Community Develop- 
ment, I. Donald Terner, who described 
the state's experimental "equity shar- 
ing" program to assist first-time, 

moderate income homebuyers who 
otherwise would be unable to afford a 

The demonstration project allows 
the state to purchase a "share" of the 
home, up to 49% of its cost, thus 
reducing the mortgage burden and 
down payment. When the home is 
eventually resold, the state claims its 
share of the proceeds including any 
profits from appreciation of value. 

The demonstration project, helped 
by a federal grant as well as state 
funds, is now limited to families be- 
low the median income level who are 
facing displacement from rental units 
because of condominium conversions. 

Terner told the building trades lead- 
ers that he hopes for private-sector 
funding to expand the program to 
reach a larger number of "frustrated 
home buyers." 

' The BCTD governing body also 
heard a report on another type of 
co-venture between government and 
the private sector. 

The department gave its endorse- 
ment and urged its aflRliates to sup- 
port the Building Arts Museum which 
Congress has authorized to be estab- 
lished in one of the historic struc- 
tures of the nation's capital, the 
former Pension Building. 

The museum will spotlight the his- 
tory and development of architecture 
and building construction. 

AFL-CIO Pledges Vigorous Defense 
Of Safety and Health Protections 

The AFL-CIO considers the Oc- 
cupational Safety & Health Act an 
"indispensable" worker protection and 
will vigorously oppose any attempt to 
weaken it, Legislative Director Ray 
Denison said. 

Denison's strong defense of OSHA 
came in response to a query from 
Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N.Y.), who is 
soliciting union views on the effective- 
ness of OSHA and on legislation that 
would permanently exempt establish- 
ments with 10 or fewer workers in 
supposedly less-hazardous industries 
from OSHA safety inspections in the 

absence of a "reasonable complaint" 
or serious accident. A similar restric- 
tion is currently in effect through an 
appropriations bill rider. 

As to OSHA's enforcement, Denison 
said it has been vastly improved over 
the past four years because it has 
been administered "by a Labor Dept. 
that believed in the law and tried to 
make it work." 

For the first time, he said, workers 
and their unions have been consulted 
on the administration and enforce- 
ment of the law. Further, OSHA 
Continued on Page 38 

Union Busting 
Draws Top Dollar 

Union-busting is a growth in- 
dustry and someone with a proven 
record of breaking up organizing 
drives can command top dollar, 
according to a display advertise- 
ment in The Wall Street Journal. 

"One of America's most success- 
ful labor consulting firms is search- 
ing for additional result-oriented 
professional counter-organizing 
consultants," the advertisement 

The job doesn't carry any fringe 
benefits, but it's not necessary to 
relocate and the pay isn't bad. The 
unnamed firm, identified only by a 
box number, says it will pay from 
$75,000 to more than $100,000 for 
the right "independent contractor." 

But for that money, it expects 
an experienced and successful 
union-buster. The ad lists only one 
qualification for the job: "high win 
rate required in 50-100 elections 
or more." 

Schneider Named 
OSHA Hygienist 

On January 1, 1981, Scott Schneider 
joined the Brotherhood's Industrial Union 
Department as the industrial hygienist 
for the UBC occupational safety and 
health project for industrial members. 
He is working un- 

der the direction of 

^HH^k Project Director 

^^^^Bi Joseph Durst. 
^KK^^ni Schneider recent- 

^^^^^H^ ly received a Mas- 
^^^^^V ter's degree in In- 

^^^^^^^F dustrial Hygiene 

^^^^^^^^^^^ from the Univer- 

ii^H^H^^^Ka While completing 
Schneider his degree, he stud- 

ied the effects of employee exposure to 
organic solvent mixtures at a speaker 
assembly plant in central Pennsylvania. 
He also wrote a manual on foundry 
health hazards for the United Steel- 
workers of America. 

Previously, he worked for a public 
interest group concerned with making 
science more accessible and more ac- 
countable to the public. 

Schneider also holds a Master's degree 
in Biology from the University of Mich- 
igan, where he studied animal behavior. 
His current interests include looking at 
occupational stress, workplace design, 
and the health effects of microwave 

Since joining the project staff, Schnei- 
der has participated in training seminars 
for Brotherhood industrial leaders at 
Lafayette, Ind., Dallas, Tex., and other 
major cities. 



ipecial Easter Feature 

IF you had been traveling 
north from Jerusalem in the 
first quarter of the Christian 
era and your cart or chariot 
had broken down after sixty 
miles or so near the village of 
Nazareth, you would have 
been directed to the shop of 
the local carpenter, Jeshua ben 
Joseph, for repairs. 

You would, perhaps, have 
found the simple shelter emp- 
ty except for the tools and 
supplies of the craftsman, but 
his mother would hurry from 
the adjoining room, offer you 
a drink of water and invite 
you to wait inside for her son 
who may have left at dawn to 
hike into the nearby wood to 
chop down a tree suitable for the rooftree of a house he 
was building. 

The wait would be pleasant and refreshing. After the 
dust and heat of the journey, the Galilean landscape 
would give an impression of luxuriance and beauty, 
especially in contrast to the harshness of Judea, from 
which you had come. The hills are round and the rich 
vegetation hides the rocks. Rainfall is heavy and the 
mood of Ufe happy and peaceful. 

In keeping with the Eastern usage, the shop would 
have been attached to or beside the home. There would 
be an open shed in front of the shop, crowded with 
damaged carts, ploughs that needed overhauling, hewn 
logs lying on the ground, and, leaning against the low 
roof for weathering, cedar and sycamore tree trunks. 

When the carpenter appeared with the long log 
balanced on his shoulder and home-made axe in his off- 
hand, you would have been impressed by his height, at 
five feet eleven well over the average, and by the grace 
and power of his well-muscled physique. This was a man 
of strength with the easy grace of one who enjoys hard 
work and does it well. 

He would have worn a long, free-flowing garment, 
hitched up at the belt to his mid-calf to allow an easy 
stride. Bearded, his hair would have been worn shoulder- 
length in the back but cut short on the sides, and over 
one ear would have been a sliver of wood. Every trades- 
man wore such a badge of his calling (the scribe a pen, 
the tailor a needle, the weaver a bit of cloth) every day 
but the Sabbath — when such a "commercial" would have 
been forbidden. 

The village carpenter of Biblical times was a master 
builder of versatile skills. As in most rural societies, the 
Palestinian tradesmen had to know their crafts in all 
their applications. The luxury of specialization could not 
be theirs. 

This was especially true of the carpenter who was a 
man of parts, uncommonly useful and much esteemed. 

The Carpenter's ai 
■with a handmade 
handle, was an earl*. 
Christian symbol 

As we understand the term, there was no such word as 
carpenter in the Hebrew language — but rather the broader 
description of worker or craftsman. In Old Testament 
time this denoted a shaper and worker in wood who 
practiced at the same time the trades of joiner, cabinet- 
maker, cartwright, turner and wood sculptor. In the 
time of David and Solomon, professional carpenters were 
foreigners, and especially Phoenicians. Their trade is 
mentioned in the construction of the Temple but it was 
probably after the Exile (around 600 B.C.) that the 
Israelites adopted the trade. 

Of interest to a carpenter is this painting of the workshop of Naza- 
reth by John de Rosen. It graces St. Joseph's Library of Georgetown 
Visitation Convent in Washington, D. C. 

In the New Testament, the Greek word translated as 
carpenter has a more general sense and can mean a 
house-builder or stone-mason; because of this, some 
authorities argue that this was the trade of Joseph and of 
Jesus before the beginning of his ministry. Still today, 
they point out, many stonemasons originate from Bethle- 
hem and the references Jesus makes to stone-working are 
much more numerous than his references to wood- 
working. "For which of you, wishing to build a tower, 
does not sit down first and calculate the outlays that are 
necessary, whether he has the means to complete it?" 
(Luke 14, 28) And again, "What then is this that is 
written, 'The stone which the builders rejected, has 
become the corner stone'?" (Luke 20, 17) 

We must recognize, however, that the tradition that 
sees Jesus as a carpenter, a worker in wood, developed at 

an early age and can be well supported. In the second 
century, about 160 A.D., the philosopher, St. Justin 
Martyr, wrote, "Jesus was taken to be the son of Joseph 
the carpenter, a carpenter in his own right, among men 
making carts and yokes." St. Justin was born in Samaria, 
at Neapolis, the ancient Sichem, and was well able to 
gather information at first hand from his Galilean 

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, who lived in the fourth century, 
says that he had been shown a piece of wood shaped like 
a roof gutter which was supposed to have been carved by 
Jesus or his foster father. 

Among ancient nomads there was no question of 
trades; each man made the things he needed for his own 
use — clothes, tents, tools, etc. The Palestinian peasant 
was almost independent of tradesmen and could even 
build his own house, except possibly for a little help from 
his neighbor. However, the work in metal and the making 
of waterpots required special material. It is possible that 
in Israel, as in Palestine today, blacksmiths traveled at 
times from village to village to make any necessary 
repairs and that potters hawked their wares. 

Trades were usually handed down from father to son, 
guilds were formed (Nehemiah 3, 8, 31) and the men of 
one craft worked in the same street or the same part of 
town as they often do today in the East. 

While the Greeks and Romans often despised all 
manual work, the Jews loved to say that a man who did 
not teach his son a trade was teaching him to be a thief. 
Notable rabbis were butchers, shoemakers, blacksmiths, 
etc., and it is well known that St. Paul took great pride 
in being a self-supporting weaver of goat-hair tent cloth. 
The Israelite reverenced his trade for its relationship to 
the Law. Before God, labor was not only a necessity; it 
called for pride, nobility and a spirit of reparation. There 
was nothing slavish or demeaning about it. On the con- 
trary it was a kind of prayer, a way of finding God, "an 
incredible honor." Only occupations that endangered 
ritual purity or morality were disliked. 

Jesus, himself, insisted on the value of work and, in 
contrast to the Greco-Roman ideal of the leisured Ufe, 
Christianity contributed to the rehabilitation of the 
concept of the dignity of labor. 

Palestine has, no doubt, never been very rich in wood, 
but in former times it was less rare than it is today. Some 
regions possessed forests, but the country is now almost 
totally denuded of them. The Old Testament shows that 
wood was often used for making domestic or agricultural 
objects, carts and in the construction of houses (roofs, 
doors, window lattices, locks), but only great buildings, 
such as palaces, afforded the luxury of boarded floors. 


of the steeper in Biblical times. 

Color photo courtesy Camera Clix Inc. and Forests and People Magazine 
This gently-conceived diorama from Barcelona, Spain, offers an unusual scene. The Wise Men arrive to worship the Christ Child 
in the courtyard of a home in Bethlehem, while Joseph earns lodging for the Holy Family with his skills as a carpenter. 

wainscoting, colonnades of wood, or carved panels. 
(Solomon's Temple was so notable in its use of woods 
that it was referred to as the House of the Forest of 
Lebanon.) Generally speaking, stone was less precious than 
wood because it was widely available. 

While dead wood gathered carefully was used for 
cooking and heating, the ritual sacrifices required con- 
siderable quantities of wood fuel. Among the small courts 
within Herod's Temple was one called "the timber room." 
One of the thirteen collecting boxes of the Temple took 
gifts intended for the purchase of wood for the altar. 

The people of Palestine made good use of the skills of 
the woodcutter, carpenter-joiner, cabinetmaker and wood 
carver, all of which skills would have been combined in 
the jurisdiction of the Carpenter of Nazareth. His tools 
we know from texts and excavations — axes, hatchets, 
saws, scrapers, hammers, mallets, chisels, knives, squares, 
jointers, nails of wood or bronze, compass, measure, 
pencil and plumb-line. "The carpenter stretcheth out a 
line; he marketh it out with a pencil, he shapeth it with 
chisels, and he marketh it out with the divider. . . ." 
(Isaiah 44, 13) 

The adze, or ascia of the Romans, was used as a secret 
symbol, meaning the Cross, by the early Christians during 
the years of the persecutions. It was customarily carried 
in the carpenter's belt. A lump of sandstone served him 
as a plane. The saw was fashioned with flintstone teeth, 
serrated and mounted in a frame. It was pulled through 
the wood rather than pushed. Shears, files and rasps were 
unknown. The hammer was a heavy stone drilled with a 

hole to insert a handle. The drill had been introduced 
from Egypt; it was a bow-drill, turned with great 

Unlike the customary depictions, the Biblical carpenter 
would not have used a work bench. He would have sat 
on the earthen floor, bracing his work between his leather 
apron and his feet and manipulating it with toes that 
became as skillful as his hands. 

The carpenter would have been a familiar sight in 

A yoke 

would have been 

handiwork of 


the everyday Ufe of Israel, as we may gather from 
Christ's words to the Pharisees, "How is it that thou 
canst see the speck of dust which is in thy brother's 
eye and are not aware of the beam that is in thy own?" 
(Matthew 7, 4; Luke 6, 42) The carrying of beams in 
those little crowded streets must have been tolerably dan- 
gerous and one of the rabbinical discussions concerns the 
case of a man bearing a beam colliding with one holding 
a pitcher. Not without irony, Christ tells the hypocrite 
that, instead of minding his neighbor's business, he would 
be better advised to watch the beam that is approaching 
and could thrust out his eye. 

A more moderitistic tnierpreiation of Joseph at work is this in 
pastel chalks by Mary Kircher, daughter of William Kircher of 
the Education Department of the AFL-CIO. Mary was 15 when 
she completed it. 

Carpentry work in itself in rural Galilee must have 
been of the simplest kind — nothing in comparison with 
the roofing of a steeple or the calculation of a spiral stair- 
case as our journeyman carpenters of today are required 
to do. All the roofs were flat — all that was needed was 
the laying of the beams and the covering of them with 
woven reeds. The outside staircases were straight up. But 
apart from these duties (on which the carpenter could 
scarcely have lived in a small town), he was also cabinet- 
maker, carver, wheelwright and plough and yoke maker, 
as well as wood-cutter. To him, the villagers came when 
they needed something mended, a door hung, a wall 
strengthened, a lock replaced, a chest made or a tool 
repaired. He shaped not only the thick planks needed 
for supporting the mud or clay houses, but likewise 
garden tools, cradles, biers. He made utensils for house- 
keeping, stools, milk buckets, linen presses — they had no 
use for clothes closets — and perhaps he did some fine 
cabinet work. A modest "inventory" might include 
candlesticks, kneading troughs, rakes, winnowing forks, 
a loom, grape press, plough, sledges, seats, plates, ink tray 
or cups. He could even be relied on to build a small 
fishing boat. 

In a typical day, a customer might want the stilt or 
coulter of his plough repaired; another might commission 
a pergola to be set up along the side of his house; a woman 
could come to buy a chest or possibly a bushel to measure 
her wheat; another a support for her straw pallet. (In 
the Palestinian home, mats and blankets arranged at 
ground level along the wall served as a bed by night and 
a seat by day. But among the Israelites, wealthy people 

used beds standing on legs. Jesus speaks of a lamp that 
could be placed under the bed. Often these beds were 
used to recline on at meals. Beds used for a night's rest 
might be very high and a low stool was necessary to get 
on and oflF them. A bed head support, often in the shape 
of a crescent and richly carved, cradled the sleeper's 
head and was wrapped in costly coverings.) 

In those days, as always, cart wheels had hubs of iron 
which the carpenter fashioned himself, thus obliging him 
to add metal forging to his other skills. Even to our day, 
Nazareth is still noted for certain specialties — sickles, 
ploughshares, knives. 

The wooden yoke used by the Israelites hardly differed 
from the present Palestinian yoke. Formed of a transverse 
bar with long pins fixed vertically for enclosing the neck 
of the ox or mule or horse which bore it, it was also kept 
in place by thongs passed under the animal's throat. "My 
yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matthew 11, 30) 
were the words of a skilled craftsman who took pride in 
the fact that yokes were carefully balanced to distribute 
their weight equally, were smoothly finished to prevent 

The chief woods used came from the cypress, oak, wild 
olive (or pine) , acacia and sandalwood. The most prized 
of all was the widely- famed and aromatic cedarwood, 
which Solomon used so extensively, importing it from 
Lebanon through the merchant-princes of the day, the 

The carpenter 

would have 
fashioned such 
chairs as this. 

But for practical applications the most esteemed wood, 
which the carpenter would tramp the woods in search of, 
was the sycamore which was proof against worms and 
which, when properly treated, was hard enough to serve 
instead of iron as a ploughshare. For ordinary use, people 
made do with oUve and cypress or, for small things, old 
vine trunks. 

Yes, Jeshua ben Joseph would have been a man of 
parts, a workman who lent to his profession the dignity 
of love. He would have known it thoroughly and rev- 
erenced it — sawing logs into planks and fashioning 
furniture with joy. He would have taken pleasure in 
serving his customers . . . would have been proud without 
vanity of his skill . . . anxious that his former work had 
satisfied them, that the cart had held up, the door frame 
not warped, the bride's chest brought happiness. He 
would have understood perfectly that work done with 
love goes straight to God. 

United Brotherhood 

of Carpenters and 

Joiners of America, 


Carpenters' Bldg., 

101 Constitution 

Avenue, N.W., 

Washington, D. C. 



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What would you do 
if you were caught 

in a 



A pre-dawn fire in 
downtown Sacra- 
menlo, Calif., lit 
up the sky and 
burned half of an 
unoccupied dwell- 
ing before firemen 
were able to con- 
trol the blaze. 
Arson was sus- 
pected. — Photo by 
Dennis Warren, 
Sacramento, Calif., 

A Houston fire 
fighter rescues a 
frightened woman 
and escorts her to 
safety as firemen 
combat a life- 
threatening blaze 
in the background. 
— Photo by Jerry 
Click, Houston, 
Tex., Post. 

Editor's Note: We 
are grateful for the 
assistance given tci us 
in tlie preparation of 
this article by The 
International Associa- 
tion of Fire Fighters, 
AFI,-C10 (which also 
supplied the pictures), 
the Wall Street 
Journal, and the Inter- 
national Teamster. 


■ Last November, 84 people died at 
the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, 
Nevada, in the third worst high-rise 
fire in US history. Then, in February 
of this year, a fire at the Las Vegas 
Hilton claimed eight more lives . . . 

The annual death toll from hotel, 
apartment, and high-rise office building 
fires is staggering — not to mention 
the 6,600 deaths from residential fires 
reported each year. 

Have you ever planned what you 
would do if you were involved in a 
life-threatening blaze? 

Richard Kauffman, a captain and 
firefighting specialist with the Los 
Angeles County, Calif., Fire Depart- 
ment feels that everyone must be pre- 
pared for such a crisis. He has the 
following important tips to offer. 

Fire is not likely to "chase you 
down and burn you to death" as many 
people believe. Rather, it's the by- ■ 
products of the fire — super-heated or 
poisonous gases, smoke, and panic — 
that will almost always be the cause 
of death, long before the fire ever 


The presence of smoke is a danger 
signal that should trigger an immediate 
response. Smoke contains carbon 
monoxide, a gas so deadly that 1.3% 
of it in air causes death in minutes. 
High rises and hotels have ducts, ele- 
vator shafts, and air conditioning 



systems that can transport smoke far 
from its source. In the MGM fire, for 
example, 70 of the 84 deaths occurred 
on the upper floors as a result of 
smoke traveling through elevator 

If you notice unusual amounts of 
smoke in your hotel, apartment, or 
office building, you should attempt to 
leave the building immediately. Smoke 
accumulates at the ceiling and works 
its way down, so you should get on 
your hands and knees or on your 
stomach. Even if you can tolerate the 
smoke by standing, don't. Carbon 
monoxide may already have started to 
accumulate, and you must spare your 
lungs for as long as possible. The fresh 
air you will need is at or near the floor. 

Another reason for getting down 
low is to spare your eyes. Excessive 
smoke can irritate them to the point 
where, as a defense mechanism, they 
will close automatically. 

A most important thing to remem- 
ber is not to panic. Over-powering 
terror is contagious and dangerous, 
and it can spread quickly among peo- 
ple. Panic-stricken people rarely can 
save themselves. If you understand 
what to do, where to go, and how to 
get there, panic will not set in. 


If you are staying in a hotel, the 
first thing you should do after check- 
ing in and dropping your luggage is 
locate your hallway fire exit. (You 
should also do this if you live in a 
high-rise apartment or work in a 
skyscraper office building.) Make a 
mental note of the following: Is the 
exit on the left or right side of the 
corridor? . . . Do you have to turn a 
corner to get there? ... Is there any- 
thing in the hallway that could block 
your way? . . . How many doors are 
there between your room and the exit? 

This entire procedure should only 
take a minute, but, by making it a 
habit, you will prepare yourself for a 
possible emergency. 

If you have to leave your hotel 
during the night, it is important to 
close the door behind you. This can 
keep out fire and minimize smoke 
damage to your belongings. 

Also, you should always keep your 
hotel key in the same place in your 
room, for example, on your night- 
stand. This way, if you are awakened 
by fire in the middle of the night, you 
will be able to grab your key without 
wasting any time. You must take your 
key with you as you leave, for, if you 
find fire and smoke in the hallway. 
Continued on Page 26 

APRIL, 1981 

Fire fighters struggled through smoke 
to rescue a 90-year-old man trapped in 
an apartment above a bakery whose deep 
fryers had caught fire. The man even- 
tually died of smoke inhalation. — Photo 
by Benny Sieu. 

A veteran fireman and father of six 
saved a 12-year-old girl from almost 
certain death as flames engulfed her two- 
family Queens home. Firemen eventually 
restored her to normal breathing. 
— Photo by Joe DeMaria. 

Fire fighters rescued a victim from a 
burning home late one night in 
Sacramento, Calif. The fire, controlled 
in minutes, was started when a burning 
cigarette fell on a living room couch. 
— Photo by Dennis Warren, Sacramento, 
Calif., Union. 



The best way for homeowners to pro- 
tect themselves against fire is to prevent 
it from occurring in the first place. US 
fire authorities believe that as many as 
3,000 home fire fatalities could be 
avoided each year if people used pre- 
ventive measures. 

The New York City Fire Department 
ofl'ers the following checklist for home 

1. Keep non-combustible ash trays in 
all rooms. 

2. Carefully dispose of glowing 
matches and cigarettes. 

3. Keep matches in metal containers 
away from heat and children. 

4. Warn everyone in the family against 
smoking in bed. 

5. Avoid running electric cords under 
rugs and over nails and hooks. 

6. Keep lamp and appliance cords in 
good condition. 

7. Limit the number of lights and ap- 
pliances on each circuit. (If fuses 
blow, you are probably overloading 
circuits. Solution: Relocate appli- 
ances or have additional circuits in- 
stalled by a reliable electrician.) 

8. Only purchase appliances which are 
approved by the Underwriters 

9. Use only 15-ampere fuses on light- 
ing circuits. 

10. Use only non-flammable cleaning 
fluids. (Check the labels.) 

11. Keep any flammable liquids which 
are necessary in closed containers 
and use with proper ventilation. 

12. Keep your basement, storerooms 
and attic free from rubbish, oily 
rags, and old papers. 

13. If you use an oil mop, keep it in a 
metal container and in a well venti- 
lated place where it will not catch 
fire by spontaneous ignition. 

14. Keep smoldering ashes in hole-free, 
metal containers. 

Today's modern technology provides 
increased protection with reliable home 
fire detection equipment that most peo- 
ple can afford. Smoke detectors are con- 
sidered the devices for maximum home 
fire protection. They monitor the air 
around them and, when smoke enters the 
area, they send oft' an alarm that will 
awaken those who are asleep. This is ex- 
tremely important as approximately 60% 
of all fatal household fires occur be- 
tween 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

There are two types of smoke detectors 
which run on batteries or electricity — • 
ionization detectors, which are consid- 
ered more sensitive, and photoelectric de- 
tectors. Battery smoke detectors should 
have warning devices that indicate when 
the batteries are beginning to run low. 

Smoke detectors can't save lives by 
themselves. Once alarms have been 
sounded, family members must take 
prompt and proper action to ensure safe 
escape from danger. Evacuation plans 
should be carefully laid out and prac- 
ticed, and everyone should know how to 
call the fire department. 

you will want to return to your room. 
Don't lock yourself out. 

Before you open the door, feel it 
with your hand. If the door or knob is 
hot, don't open it. The fire could be 
just outside. With one palm on the 
door — in case you need to slam it 
shut — slowly open it and peek into 
the hallway to check conditions. 

If the hallway is clear, stay against 
the exit side of the wall and start 
crawling, counting doors as you go. 
It's very easy to get lost or disori- 
ented in a smokey atmosphere. If 
you're on the wrong side, you could 
pass the exit, and if you're in the 
middle of the corridor, you could get 
trampled by panic-stricken people. 

Never use the elevator as a fire 
exit. Besides the shaft filling with 
smoke, there are hundreds of other 
things that could go wrong. Elevator 
call buttons and controls are abso- 
lutely unreliable in conditions of 
smoke, heat, or fire, and doors can be 
held open by smoke obscuring the 
photo cell light beam. 

When you reach the fire exit, walk 
down the stairs and hang onto the 
handrail, again as protection against 
running, panic-filled people who could 
knock you down. For security pur- 
poses exit doors are locked on the 
stairwell side, so you must walk down 
to the first floor. 

Smoke sometimes will get into the 
exit stairwell, and, in some cases, it 
may not rise very high before cooling 
and becoming heavy. This is called 
"stacking." If you enter a clear stair- 
way and come upon "stacked" smoke 
as you descend, don't run through it. 
People die that way. Turn around and 
walk up to the roof. 

When you reach the roof, prop the 
door open. This will allow any smoke 
to vent itself, and, at the same time, it 


Local union officers may arrange 
to have qualified people from the 
International Association of Fire 
Fighters, AFL-CIO, attend their 
union meetings to discuss fire 
safety by writing to the: Inter- 
national Association of Fire Fight- 
ers, AFL-CIO, 1750 New York 
Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20006, or by calling (202) 872-8484. 

won't lock you out. Find the windward 
side of the building to avoid getting 
caught in the smoke, and wait for the 
firemen to find you. 


If you should wake up to smoke in 
your room and the hallway is on fire, 
don't panic. One of the first things you 
should do is open a window to vent 
the smoke. If there is heavy smoke 
outside you'll have to close it again, 
so be careful not to break it or you 
could become trapped. If there is fire 
outside, pull down the drapes and 
move anything combustible away from 
the window. 

There are several things you can do 
if you are caught in your hotel room. 
If the phone works, let someone know 
you're in there. Flip on the bathroom 
vent if smoke is coming through, and 
fill the bathtub with water for fire- 
fighting. With your ice bucket, bail 
water from the tub onto the door and 
walls to keep them cool. Wet some 
sheets and towels and stuff the cracks 
of the door to keep out smoke. You 
can put your mattress up against the 
door, block it with a dresser, and 
saturate it with water. A wet towel 
tied around your nose and mouth is 

an effective filter if you fold it in a 
triangle and put the corner in your 

Most people who jump from their 
windows "to safety" are killed or 
injured in the process. If you're on 
the first floor, you can simply open 
the window and climb out. If you 
jump from the second floor, you 
must jump far enough to clear the 
building. Many people hit window sills 
and ledges on the way down and 
either land on their heads and kill 
themselves or get seriously injured. If 
you're higher than the third floor, 
chances are you won't survive the fall. 
You would be better off fighting the 

Many hotels are reluctant to notify 
the fire department until they have 
verified that there really is a fire, for 
such action could lead to bad pub- 
licity. This type of hesitation has cost 
many lives. If you notice smoke or 
fire, therefore, you should call the 
fire department yourself. Tell them 
what you see or smell and give them 
your room number in case you need 
to be rescued. 

There are 14,000 state and local 
building fire codes in the United States 
which recommend features such as 
sprinkler systems that are activated 
by heat or smoke, walls that can 
withstand up to four hours of flames, 
alarms, smoke detectors, ground-floor 
command posts that communicate to 
all floors, and elevators that auto- 
matically return to the lobby when 
smoke is detected. 

The problem is that no locality is 
required to adopt any or all of these 
codes, and this can lead to confusion 
and controversy. For example, 26 
people recently died in a hotel fire at 
Harrison, N.Y. because local fire codes 
Continued on Page 28 

22% Reduction in Home Fire Deaths Over Decade 

The number of accidental deaths in the 
home declined in the last 10 years, 
mostly in the area of home falls, states 
the National Safety Council in its newest 
edition of Acciilcni Fads. 

The Council publication is often con- 
sidered the bible of the safety field. It is 
also the most comprehensive manual of 
accident data in the U.S. In addition to 
reporting accident trends over the past 
decade, the 1980 edition of Accident 
Facts provides accident data covering 
major categories for the year of 1979 — 
motor vehicle, work, home, public, farm 
and school. 

Accidental home deaths dropped 20% 
between 1969 and 1979, from 27,500 to 

22,000. All accidental deaths decreased 
1 1% during this time. 

Home accidents include falls, bums, 
poisonings, suffocations, mishaps with 
explosives, and drownings in pools and 

There were 3.300 fewer deaths resulting 
from falls in the home in 1979 than in 
1969, down from 10,300 to 7,000. Most 
of the decrease in death due to falls 
occurred in the 75 and older age group. 
However, persons over 75 still account 
for more than 60% of all deaths in the 
home caused by falls. 

There were 22% fewer deaths due to 
fires during the decade, from 6,000 in 
1969 to 4,700 in 1979. 

The number of deaths due to drown- 
ings in the home or on home premises 
remained nearly the same throughout the 
decade. About 700 persons drowned in 
home accidents in 1979, compared with 
750 such deaths in 1969. One-half of 
these fatalities occurred in swimming 
pools, and about one-fourth took place 
in bathtubs. The remainder occurred in 
wells, cisterns, cesspools and other bodies 
of water. 

To obtain copies of the 1980 edition 
of Accident Fads, contact the Order 
Department at the National Safety 
Council. 444 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 
IL 60611; or telephone 800-621-8051 to 
place your order. 



Business PACS Boom, 
Special Interests Zoom 

Anyone developing theories on the 
"conservative trend" in America should 
take a look at the explosion of business 
and rightwing Political Action Commit- 
tees (PACs). 

The Federal Election Commission re- 
ported a grovi'th of 551 PACs in the past 
year alone. 

In December 1974, prior to enactment 
of amendments by Congress which 
spurred PAC activity, there were 608 
PACs. By December 1980, there were 

Labor had 201 PACs in 1974 and now 
has 297. 

Corporations boomed from only 89 
PACs in 1974 to 1,204 PACs today. 
Trade associations grew from 318 to 574. 
Non-connected PACs, almost all of them 
conservative and "New Right"-type 
groups, started with 1 10 in 1977 and 
jumped to 378 PACs today. 

Thus labor's 297 PACs are easily 
overwhelmed by the total of 2,156 PACs 
representing corporations, trade associ- 
tions and non-connected groups. 

Since public financing of presidential 
campaigns began in 1976, the hundreds 
of millions of dollars poured into political 
campaigns has been steered to congres- 
sional candidates. (PAI) 

'Norma Rae' 

Twentieth Century Fox has sold 
the rights to the name "Norma 
Rae" to a non-union apparel 
manufacturer, according to the 
Clothing and Textile Workers 

The manufacturer reportedly 
plans to use the name on a new 
line of designer jeans. ACTWU 
Union Label Director Del Mileski 
said the jeans will be marketed by 
Kratex, a New York apparel firm. 
They will be produced by a non- 
union contract shop in North 
Carolina, he said. 

"It's ironic that a name that has 
become synonymous with union 
organizing and the struggle for 
justice will be exploited to make 
profits for non-union companies," 
Mileski declared. 

Crystal Lee Sutton, on whose 
life the movie "Norma Rae" was 
based, said, "It makes me kind of 
sad. They're just out for the 
money." (PAI) 


Alaska-Lands Stand 
Praised by Governor 

In a recent letter to General Treasurer 
and Legislative Director Charles Nichols, 
the Governor of Alaska, Jay S. Ham- 
mond, expressed deep appreciation to the 
United Brotherhood for its support of his 
state's position on Alaska lands legisla- 

Last year, the U.S. Congress faced a 
strong lobbying effort by environmental- 
ist groups to have a major part of the 
state declared wilderness areas, thus pre- 
venting development of much of the 
state's lumber and mineral resources, and 
closing off millions of acres from normal 
community development. Recognizing the 
extreme nature of many environmentalist 
proposals to Congress, the Brotherhood 
went on record as supporting a more 
balanced development program, as ad- 
vocated by organized labor and state 

In his letter to Nichols, Governor 
Hammonds said, "The final legislation 
does not contain all that, as advocates, 
we hoped to achieve. However many es- 
sential elements were included, and the 
final legislation is much better than some 
of the public rhetoric might indicate. 
There is no question that your support 
contributed greatly to the results which 
the state was able to achieve." 




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APRIL, 1981 


Wind-Up Plumb Bob Winds Up in Many 
Locations; None Now on the Market 

Back in our October, 1980 issue, we 
asked our readers if they knew either the 
whereabouts of the Glasco Concrete Ac- 
cessories company or the name and ad- 
dress of another manufacturer that pro- 
duces a specialty plumb bob with its own 
wind-up line (called Speed Bob). Several 
readers had requested this information. 

We had quite a response and 
were able to unravel the following 

Glasco Concrete Accessories is 
still in existence and is run by 
one of our own members, Hiram 
Argust, of Local 1976, Los An- 
geles, Calif. He designed and 
manufactured the "Speed Bob" 
which the CARPENTER adver- 
tised several years ago. 

Argust is presently perfecting 
his original model, and therefore, 
he does not have any plumb bobs 
available at this time. He does, 
however, expect to have a supply 
sometime early this summer. Members 
who are interested in obtaining more in- 
formation on price and availability can 
write directly to: Hiram Argust, Glasco 
Concrete Accessories, 11303 Malat Way, 
Culver City, Calif. 90230, (213) 390- 

One of our Alaska members, Charlie 
Fox, of Local 1281, Anchorage, is a 
Speed Bob distributor, but, because he 
receives his supply from Hiram Argust, 
he, too, will not have such plumb bobs 
available until early this summer. Alaska 
members can send inquiries to: Charlie 
Fox, 2150 Gambell Street, Anchorage, 

Ak. 99503, (907) 278-9776. 

Andrew Helgesen, of Local 203, 
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is a distributor in the 
New York area, who also receives his 
plumb bobs from Hiram Argust of 
Glasco Concrete Accessories. Again, his 
supply should be available this summer, 
and members can place orders by writing 
to: Andrew Helgesen, 23 Anthony Dr., 
Apt. 204, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601, 
(914) 462-5143. 

One member responding to our inquiry 
suggested that we contact Stanley Tool 
Co., in New Britain, Conn. We did this 
and were informed that their plumb bobs 
must be wound manually. 

Finally, many members wrote to us 
that Joe Prutch of San Pedro, Calif., pro- 
duced a "Sensational New Plumb Bob." 
We looked into this and discovered that 
Prutch, of Local 1140, Harbor City, 
Calif., sold his business several years ago 
to Glasco Concrete Accessories. 

We would like to thank the following 
members for responding to our October 
inquiry: Charlie Fox, Local 1281, An- 
chorage, Ak.; D. N. Clayton, Alta Loma, 
Calif.; Raymond L. Johnson, business 
representative. Local 1140, Harbor City, 
Calif.; Floyd R. Dearing, Local 743, 
Bakersfield, Calif.; Louis H. Faix, Dover 
Plains, N.Y.; Albert H. Goucher, record- 
ing secretary, Local 500, Butler, Pa.; 
Hachett Kinnamon, Local 101, Balti- 
more, Md.; Floy Ojidu, Local 181, Chi- 
cago, 111.; J. R. Bolen, Local 1102, 
Detroit, Mi.; Mrs. K. E. Johnson, Pierre, 
S.D.; and W. T. Kriek, Local 1280, 
Mountain View, Calif. 


Continued from Page 26 

did not require that sprinklers be 
installed in conference rooms, where 
the fire occurred. If the hotel had been 
built across the street, a different local 
fire code would have required sprink- 
lers in all rooms. 


Today's modern construction fea- 
tures provide an even greater reason 
for people to prepare for a possible 
fire emergency. Hotels and high rises 
are children of the "electronics and 
plastics age." Filled with miles of 
plastic-coated electrical wiring and 
tons of combustible plastic furniture, 
fiberboard tiling, and carpeting, they 
are dangerous places for fire to erupt. 
Ironically, fire-retardant and plastic 
furniture produce carbon monoxide at 
an extremely fast rate, and the latest 
aluminum and glass exterior walls are 

George Roper, coordinator for the Las 
Vegas, New, Joint Apprenticeship and 
Training Committee, is a Red Cross 
volunteer worker. He was among many 
union members who assisted victims of 
the recent fire at the MGM Grand 
Hotel in Las Vegas. 

ineffective in blocking fire from 
spreading to upper floors. 

The thousands of seven story and 
more high-rise buildings that have been 
built in the US over the past ten years 
alone are serious problems for fire- 
fighters in yet another way. Fire 

Dealt Death Blow 

Back in 1978, partly in tribute to 
the late Hubert H. Humphrey, the 
U.S. Congress passed the Humphrey- 
Hawkins Bill. It was signed into law 
by President Carter. 

Called the Full Employment and 
Balanced Growth Act, its aim was to 
create government policies to lower 
unemployment to 4% or less and the 
inflation rate to 3% or less by 1983. 

At the time the bill was signed, 
many supporters felt it had been so 
weakened by amendments as to be 
only a "symbolic" action in the fight 
against unemployment. As history 
showed last month, those fears were 

In his final economic report before 
leaving office. President Carter dealt 
what may be the death blow to any 
effectiveness of the Act. His report 
called for the elimination of any dead- 
lines for achieving the goals of full 
employment. There's little hope that 
the current Administration will revive 
the bill. 

If the current economic mess 
doesn't prove anything else, it should 
prove that the basic goals of the 
original Humphrey-Hawkins Bill still 
make a lot of sense. The bill, as first 
proposed, called for a "planned 
economy" and suggested a method 
whereby all decision-making forces in 
the government — the Presidency, the 
Congress and the Federal Reserve 
System — would be directed toward 
the goal of full employment. Un- 
fortunately, the "guts" of the bill were 
sacrificed in the efforts to get the 
measure through Congress. 

In our current economic frustra- 
tions, perhaps this nation might again 
look at the common sense approach 
provided in the original version of the 
Humphrey-Hawkins Bill, and act to 
revive it. 

It's sad that this bill — heralded as 
a salute to the great "Happy Warrior" 
from Minnesota — should be left to 
languish in emptiness. 

— Allied Industrial Worker 

ladders extend only 100 feet high, so 
if there is a fire on the top floors of a 
modern high rise, firefighters are 
forced to either carry their heavy 
equipment up many flights of stairs or 
risk riding elevators that are unpre- 
dictable when engulfed in smoke. 

Everyone should learn the basics in 
fighting fire. Being prepared is the key 
to avoiding panic and escaping the 
danger, alive. 




. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 

Charlie Black and 
his prize-winning 
structure in 
Columbus, O. 
Black is a member 
of Local 200. 


Architects will be the first to tell you 
that renderings and finished projects can 
be miles apart in final appearance. But in 
a recent case in Columbus, O., local 
architects nominated a member of Car- 
penters LxDcal 200, Charlie Black, as one 
of two "Craftsmen of the Year" for his 
outstanding concrete work on a down- 
town riverfront walkway along the west 
bank of the Scioto between Town Street 
and 1-70. 

Black is a project superintendent for 
the Setterlin Company. He was nomi- 
nated for the Columbus Builders Ex- 
change award by architect Jeffrey Slane, 
Godwin-Bohm-NBBJ Architects, who 
said, "The concrete on this project was 
not called out to be architectural concrete 
because of the added costs this classifica- 
tion adds to the project. However, the 
finished appearance of concrete work on 
this project meets or exceeds most archi- 
tectural concrete around the area." 


Members of Carpenters Local 393, 
Gloucester, N.J., recently sent a $500 
check to Bishop George Guilfoyle of the 
Diocese of Camden, N.J., as a contribu- 
tion to the Catholic Fund for Italian 
Earthquake Victims. 

Meanwhile, the New Jersey State AFL- 
CIO collected food for the earthquake 
victims, and members of other Brother- 
hood locals in the state contributed to 
that worthy solicitation. 


A check for $40,000 was presented re- 
cently to the Philadelphia, Pa., Associa- 
tion for Retarded Citizens by the Brother- 
hood's Philadelphia Metropolitan District 
Council. The donation was made on be- 
half of the council by Business Represen- 
tative John Anello to Albert Teti of 

The money will enable the PARC to 
move into a new building and treat twice 
the number of retarded persons now 
under its care. 

Anello is a vice president of PARC. He 
has been active for more than 30 years in 
the care, treatment, and housing of the 
retarded. In addition, he has worked with 
the local Variety Club's program for 
handicapped children, in the fund-raising 
effort to overcome cystic fibrosis, and for 
Boys Town of lUily. 

Anello, right, presents the $40,000 check 
to Albert Teti at a recent banquet. 

1881 • The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America • 1981 

APRIL, 1981 


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Roseburg, Ore. — Picture No. 1 


At its "Spouse Award" night, December 6, 
1980, Local 2949 honored its 20 to 35-year 
members. Those who received awards are 
pictured in the accompanying photographs. 

Picture No. 1 — Front row, from left to right: 
John McGarity, Myrtle Marical, Alice Bishop, 
Art Coplin, and Richard Heartley. 

Second row, from left to right: Mitchell 
Benedict, Ralph Moore, Lee Black, Ken 
Canfield, Wallace Nelson, Dewey Berryhill, 
Lieorge Finnov. Charlie Thompson, and 
Charlie Thonison. 

Third row, from left to right: Eugene 
Thornton, Boyce Baker, Cletus Yarbrough, 
Melvin Hisey, Francis Hogg, Argie Perry, Billy 
Beaird, Walter Alexander, and Glen Birchfield 

Back row, from left to right: Don Koch, 
Virgil Whittington, Lonzo Mann, Sid Hall, 
Clarence Parker, Harold Tipton, Billy Roy 
Krafzmeyer, Roy Gibson, Gene D'Ambrosio, 
Donald Long, and Charlie BIy. 

Picture No. 2— Front row, from left to right: 
Barney Sjogren, Evelyn Thiele, and Neal Meyer. 

Second row, from left to right: Stan Cornutt, 

Roseburg, Ore. — Picture No. 2 





A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

Harlow Wagner, Barney Powers, Carl Spuhn, 
and George Clark. 

Back row, from left to right: Don Smith, 
John George, Bob Sherman, Ralph Woods, Al 
Wade, Charlie Smith, and Les Barnes. 


Local 1205 recently held a service awards 
ceremony for its longtime members. Business 
Agent George Stevens presented the pins to 
the following honored members: Ed Goldring, 
former business agent, 33-years; Travis Barnes, 
25-years; 0. C. Bean, 33-years; Ralph Brock- 
man, 26-years; Victor Cochran, 34-years; Orval 
Conaway, 27-years; Floyd Delashmit, 40-years; 
Bert English, 35-years; Louis Farmer, 36-years; 
Doyle Fox, 39-years; L. Y. Franklin, 38-years; 
Benjamin Galka, 27-years; John Guettsche, 
29-years; Leon Heitzman, 33-years; Al Honchell, 
26-years; Earl Hubrig, 29-years; Tex Hudson, 
38-years; OIlie A. Humes, 30-years; Rex B. 
Laye, 33-years; George Learned, 33-years; 
Marvin McDonald, 36-years; John Mandic, 
33-years; C. M. Moore, 27-years; D. N. Morrow, 
37-years; Vollie Newton, 30-years; Pete 
Ormiston, 32-years; John 0. Overstreet, 
27-years; Earl R. Paulson, 34-years; Franklin 
Rasmusen, 27-years; Leo L. Richardson, 
37-years;-Reinhold Schmidt, 44-years; Marlon 
M. Smith, 30-years; Wylie Strickland, 38-years; 
Darrel Ward, 34-years; John W. West Jr., 
38-years; and George Zahariades, 34-years. 




On December 20, 1980, Local 766 held a 
Christmas and retirement banquet and 
presented service pins to retirees and 30-year 
charter members. 

Picture No. 1 shows charter members, from 
left to right: Harvey R. Paulson, Vernon L 
Baer, Ralph Benson, Palmer Bergo, William 
Bjerke, George Modderman, and Helmer Moe. 

Picture No. 2 shows, front row, from left to 
right: 10-year members George Otis and 
William Thomas; 5-year member Margaret 
Roberts; and 10-year members Cecil Breczinski 
and Ervin Olson. row, from left to right: Alfred 
Dirnberger, 25-years; William Bjerke and 
George Modderman, 30-years; John Dagner, 
10-years; Einar Mickelson, 15-years; Russ 
Nelson, 5-years; and George Leonhardi, 

Third row, from left to right: Vernon L. Baer, 
30-years; Leon Toenges and Leon Schumacker, 
5-years; and Helmer Moe and Norris Hamborg, 

Back row, from left to right: Harvey R. 
Paulson and Ralph Benson, 30-years; Palmer 
Bergo, 25-years; Harold McDonald, 10-years; 
Grant Hoyne, 30-years; Ernest Millel-, 10-years; 
Art Doppelhammer, 15-years; Orville Johnson, 
5-years; and Clarence Wayne, 30-years. 

Picture No. 3 shows, from left to right: 
Business Representative Ii/like Hoiseth, 
Financial Secretary Vernon L. Baer, Past 
President Harvey R. Paulson, receiving his pin, 
and President Brian R. McMullen. 

Those who received pins but were not 
present for the photograph were: 5-year 
members Elvin Lee, Russ Nelson and Edna 
Hassler; 10-year members Siebert 
VonBronkhorst and Sherman Johnson; 15-year 
member Adrianus Struyk; 20-year member Dan 
McNab; 30-year members Clifford Anderson, 
Duane Anderson, Leo Grubish, Sanford Lien, 
Bernard Jorgenson, M. N. Hylbak, Hans A. 
Hanson, Sophus Degn, and Chet Beving; and 
40-year member Paul Olson. 


Local 1145 recently celebrated its 25th 
anniversary and held a Silver Anniversary 
Awards Dinner Dance for all members with 10 
or more continuous years of service to the 
Brotherhood. Second General Vice President 
Sigurd Lucassen was present at the ceremony. 

Picture No. 1 shows Second General Vice 
President Sigurd Lucassen, left, pinning a gold 
pin on Local President Emeritus Joe Bordas. 
Bordas was president of Local 1145 for 14 of 
its 25 years. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Bernard Buckler, Hugh 
Turley, and George E. E. Harris. 

Back row, from left to right: Roy Brown, 
Bernie Crislip, Elmer Huffman, Elwood 
Peatross, and Thomas Holland. 

ATTEND your local union meetings 
regularly. Be an active member. 

Albert Lea, Minn. — Picture No. 1 

Albert Lea, Minn. — Picture No. 2 

Albert Lea, Minn. — Picture No. 3 

Washington, D.C. — Picture No. 1 

Washington, D.C. — 
Picture No. 2 

APRIL, 198 1 



On December 20, 1980, Local 1379 held a 
Christmas party and pin awards ceremony tor 
members and tamilies. Fourth District Board 
IVIember Harold E. Lewis presented pins to the 
following members with 20 or more years of 
service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left to right: Erik Seffer, Ed Trickett, Leo 
Munden; Board Member Harold Lewis; William 
Dorr, Jr., Trustee Frank Dervali, and Lucien 

Picture No. 2 shows 25year members, from 
left to right: Edgar Wiren, Trustee John 
Tolbert, Sr., Carl Proudfoof, Richard Patera, 
Francis Mara; Board Member Harold Lewis; 
Otto Kuhnert, Warren Inboden, Lou Finney, 
President Paul Fortini, and Vernal Holbrook. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left to right: Vladimir Vilbas, Peter Russo; 
Board Member Harold Lewis; John Haggquist, 
Recording Secretary James Falls, and John 
Mach, Jr. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left to right: Grover Priester, A. H. Jones; 
Board Member Harold Lewis; Financial 
Secretary Roy S. Moore, and Warren Fardig. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, from 
left to right: Leroy Weichbrodt, Floyd Deberry; 
Board Member Harold Lewis; and Ed Fritchie. 

Picture No. 6 shows Board Member Harold 
Lewis, right, congratulating 60-year member 
Clifford McCormick. 

Members who were eligible for pins but 
were not present for the ceremony included: 

20-year members L. L. Albasi, J. C. Barton, 
W. C. Behrman, E. R. Bierer, Wm. Boyce, H. 
Chambers, E. K. Chandler, Earl Cote, F. Dykes, 
V. Ellas, G. Ellenberg, M. Ewanco, E. Goff, C. E. 
Johnson, E. Kolakowski, R. E. Lichtenberg, 
R. Longo, Wm. Masters, V,P,, J. Matassa, R. 
Moore, G. Ratcliffe, J. Rogers, H. Rosenberg, 
I. Rosenblum, E. Saunders, D. Smith, A. Steigel, 
T. Stilu, Jos. R. Varner, R. F. Walker, G. Webb, 
L. Wisser, and R. Woodward. 

25-year members C. A. Adams, A, Anderson, 
R. J. Beck, V. Brink, C. A. Butz, L. Garb, H. 
Glore, H. Haddock, K. Hayworth, W. A. 
Henninger, L. M. Jacob, J. Kelly, H. Kinsey, 
E. F. Kutina, J. Leavins, A. Lightsey, Dave 
Murphy, J. Parnell, J. Plourde, C. Rosenblum, 

E. A. Smith, R. J. Smith Jr., R. Stehrmer, 

F. Townsend, and J. L. Varner Jr. 

30-year members S. Argento, J. Caspanello, 
B. Chaiken, J. Deal, Wm. Duchon, G. Flash, 
W. Fleming, Bert Gibbs, W. Golembeski, Ed. 
Hammes, R. Harris, A. I. Johnson, A. F. 
Ketchum, W. Kinder, H. 
H. Pence, J. Richards, J. 
Stracuzzi, L. Titus, J. C. 

35-year members Bill 
and Morris Zell. 

40-year members A. Baldoni, Orville Foster, 
R. B. Foster, K. Keifer, Lester Stewart, and 
Wiley Tipton. 

Knowles, J. Lavin, 
Schneider, C. 
, Varner, and M. L. 

Lewis, Jos. H. Varner, 

North Miami, Flo. — 
Picture No. 1 

North Miami, Flo.- — Picture No. 2 

North Miami, Flo. — Picture No. 3 

North Miami, Flo. — Picture No. 4 

North Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 5 

North Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 6 

Logan, W. Va. 


On January 6, 1981, Local 1969 honored its 
longstanding members with service pins. 
Local President Ken Wiley presented pins to 
the following members, shown in the 

accompanying photograph. 

From left to right: President Ken Wiley, 
presenting the pins; James Howes, Jr., 
30-years; Ernest Toth, 25-years; Hubert Crum, 
30-years; Luther Gartin, 45-years; Hobert 
Crum, 30-years; McClellan Crum, 25-years; 

and E. E. Barrett, Jr., 30-years. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the photograph were: 25-year 
members Charles Vance, Druie Zirkle, and 
Darwin Dillion; and 30-year member Nolan 



Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 1 
















Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 2 


Local 393 recently held a pin presentation 
ceremony and awarded members with 25 to 58 
years of service to the Carpenters' Union. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Alfred Przygoda, 
Richard G. McAlister, Fred S. Laird, Herbert 
H. Hayes, Sr., Allen Blank, and Alfred M. 

Back row, from left to right: Business 
Representative Thomas C. Ober and President 
Russell C. Naylor. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Joseph C. McGurk, 
Manuel Lado, Louis Guida, and Charles Fair. 

Back row, from left to right: Business 
Representative Thomas C. Ober and President 
Russell C. Naylor. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Frank R. Romero, 

Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 3 

Andrew P. McFadden, James T. McConnell, Jr., 
and John H. Hoover. 

Back row, from left to right: Business 
Representative Thomas C. Ober and President 
Russell C. Naylor. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the photographs were: 25-year 
members Ezra T. Bartleson, Harry Carlson, 
Raymond L. Cline, Benjamin F. Garaguso, 
Albert Garrity, Ralph J. Hugg, Robert J. 
McMenamin, Joseph Midure, Richard D. Moll, 
and Ralph M. More; 30-year members William 
C. Hammelman, and Paul Ross; 35-year 
members Harry Beamer, Robert D. Chapman, 
Nicholas J. Fecenko, Paul R.Heitman, Sr., Leon 
Hudson, Sr., Preston Morgan, Burton Rodgers, 
Robert Stilts, and John B. Winslow; 40-year 
members Irwin Hurd, and William Suden; 
54-year members William J. Setzer, and 
Michael Vernamonti; 56-year members John 
Biesz, and Joseph Miller; and 58-year member 
Lawrence Powell. 

Portland, Ore. 


Pile Drivers Local 2416 recently presented 
service pins to its long-time unionists. Two of 
the honored members. Otto Anderson and 
Lloyd Soward, are both charter year members, 
initiated on March 29, 1920 and May 4, 1920, 
respectively. Pile Drivers Local 2416 was 
chartered on March 17, 1920. 

Honored members are shown in the 

accompanying photograph, from left to right: 
Walfred Martin and Clyde Dorris, 45-years; 
John E. Miller, Gerald Seifert, C. L. (Tex) 
Martin and L Wayne Kollenburn, 30-yearS| Paul 
Bailey and Eino Moilanen, 40-years; Andy 
Huserik, 30-years; Emmett Wheeler and Ernie 
Pesio, 35-years; Lloyd Soward, 60-years; and 
Joseph Tamlyn, 25-years. 

60-year member Otto Anderson was unable 
to attend the program. 


Iere's some good news 
for those already holding, or 
about to purchase U.S. Savings Bonds. 

The Treasury has announced that 
effective Nov. 1. 1980, aD Series EE 
Bonds will earn 8% interest if held for 
9 years. 

Intermediate yields will also rise 
from 4'/2% to 5'/2% after one year and to 
7'/2% after five years. 

All outstanding Savings Bonds will 
also benefit from a 1% increase to their 
next maturity. 

U.S. Savings Bonds are now 
growing bigger, faster. So they're an even 
better way to save than they have been 
over the years. 

They're still safe, still guaranteed, 
still easy to buy through the Payroll 
Savings Plan. But now the interest rate 
has been improved. 

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On Your Hard Hat 

The Brotherhood Organizing Department 
has Hard Hat Pencil Clips like the one 
shown above available at 40(J each 
(singly or in quantity). The clips keep 
your marking pencils handy and they 
display in red and blue letters the fact 
that you're a member of the UBC. Each 
clip comes with a 3%" pencil stub 
already clipped in and ready to go. Just 
peel off the adhesive cover and apply 
the clip to your hard hat. 

Order a Hard Hat Pencil (G0406) as 
follows: Send 40<; in cash, check or 
money order to UBC Organizing Depart- 
ment, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Be sure to enclose your full name and 

APRIL, 1981 


Palo Alto, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

Palo Alto, Calif. — Picture No. 2 


On November 1, 1980, Local 668 held a 
dinner, dance, and pin presentation party to 
honor its 25, 35, 45, and 50-year members. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Richard Kowalski, Ned 
Nicholas, William Peterson, Hans Skoghein, 
and Rosse D. Myrick. 

Second row, from left to right: Harold 
Mitchell, John Mosko, Shiro Kurasaki, Johnnie 
Wolfe, and John Bowmer. 

Back row, from left to right: Benjamin 
Harrison, Frank Tanaka, Samuel Royal, A. J. 
Smith, Tom W. Mills, and Josef Duller. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left to right: Fred Samuel, Clifford 
Buckingham, Frank D'Amico, George Oltrogge, 

John Lahde, and Virgil A. Holt. 

Second row, from left to right: Jess January, 
0. B. Landman, Edward Carpentier, Ben 
Thirionet, Walter Harju, and Ellis B. McGinty. 

Back row, from left to right: C. H. Couey, 
Wendell K. Johnston, Elmer R. Small, Gus 
Anderson, John D. Peterson, Finis E. Vaughn, 
and Andrew Bergstrom. 

Picture No. 3 shows, from left to right: 
45-year members Rudolph W. Johanson, Wayne 
Pierce; President Elmer D. Noll; California 
State Council Representative John Lawrence, 
and 45-year member Uno Pihiaja. 

Members who were not present to receive 
their awards included: 

25-year members William E. Bates, John G. 
Bettencourt, Milford A. Brocious, Donald L. 
Brilbaker, George E. Burdick, Robert J. Cooper, 

How a 100-year-old helps 
you and your union stay 
healthy and safe. 

This 100-year-old is the American Red Cross. That's right. 
And Red Cross is helping you and your fellow members stay 
healthy and safe with CPR — cardiopulmonary resuscitation — 
a first aid method for sustaining life when a heart stops beating 
and breathing stops. And it happens every day. If it happened 
to an employee on the job, would you . . . would anyone know 
what to do until help arrived? Permanent brain damage or 
death can result in a matter of minutes . . . unless someone there 
knows CPR. 

You'll breathe a lot easier knowing your plant or job site 
has CPR-trained people on hand — maybe one for every 50 
people. You already have the manpower, and training doesn't 
take much time. Red Cross can train one of your co-workers to 
become an instructor certified to teach CPR classes in your 
company or local union. 

Find out more about CPR training. Call your local Red 
Cross chapter today. Red Cross: Ready for a new century. 


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Wilfred McGowan, Wesley D. Pedersen, Michael 
E. Polom, Harold G. Ridinger, Lura L. Smith, 
Robert N. Smith, Charlie Stiltner, and Charles 
L. Taylor. 

35-year members Wreathel Bane, Donald 
Bautista, Arthur J. Benson, Clarence Blank, 
Floyd A. Bowman, John C. Bowmer, P. M. 
Brooks, Earl A. Brusberg, Ralph M. Cook, 
Albert Corbeil, Loyd Crothers, Gail P. Darrin, 
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K. Maki, William C. McCandless, Andrew J. 
Mitchell, Charles J. Moore, Fred Nava, John G. 
Nelson, Wallace Nielson, Arne Norton, Frank 
Nunes, Martin W. Orcutt, B. R. Pack, Sam 
Pollizi, C. B. Rimington, Frank A. Ross, Thomas 
J. Rowe, Kenneth R. Shupe, Joseph P. Signa, 
Elmer V. A. Smith, William R. Smith, Archie R. 
Sorenson, Clifford A. Spriggs, W. H. Stoutimore, 
James M. Taffe, Raymond Taylor, John C. Tibbs, 
Frank Truchan, Ray Underhill, Warren S. Vail, 
L. L. Vaughn, C. M. Whitley, James N. Whitten, 
Anton Wiklander, E. LaVon Wilson, Kinney D. 
Wilson, Leonard Winter, Ed Wuesterfeld, and 
Thomas Zollo. 

45-year members Frank A. Baillie, George R. 
Moore, and Henry W. Tollner. 

50-year members Gottfried Johnson, and 
John Schonert. 


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Elizabeth, N.J. — Picture No. 1 

Elizabeth, N.J. — Picture No. 2 


At its annual Christmas party, Local 715 
honored its 25 through 50-year members with 
service pins. Present at the ceremony were 
three generations of carpenters: 30-year 
member Peter Friedrich, his 25-year member 
son Joseph, and his grandson Joseph, Jr. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25 to 30-year members, 
front row, from left to right: John Koziol, 
Business Agent John Williams, Peter Friedrich, 
Joseph Friedrich, John Harkins, and Walter 

Picture No. 2 shows 35 to 60-year members, 
front row, from left to right: Peter Petersen, 
45-years; Gus Sollozzi, 35-years; Otto Brylski, 
40-years; Sidney Resnik, 35-years; George 
Ford, 63-years; Business Agent John Williams; 
Steve Kerekygarto, 56-years; William Plotkin, 
40-years; Larry Carr, 40-years; and Lewis 
Levitt, 40-years. 

Picture No. 3 shows three generations of 
carpenters, from left to right Joseph Friedrich, 
Jr., Joseph Friedrich, Sr., Business Agent 
John Williams, and Peter Friedrich. 

Elizabeth, N.J. — Picture No. 3 


On November 4, 1980, Local 1128 held a 
pin presentation ceremony, and Business 
Representative Frank J. Dvorak presented 
service awards to the following 25-year 
members, pictured in the accompanying 
photograph, from left to right: Frank Dvorak, 
presenter of the pins; Pete Bonarek, Brian 
Wick, Joseph Svoboda, Ed Daniels, John Pezen, 

Don Ostrowski, Stanley Zabarek, and Virgil 

Other 25-year members who received awards 
include: John Machitelli, David Magnusson, 
John Paolini, Roy G. Rubow, Joseph Shira, 
Benedict Solis, Richard Yelnick, Lido Cosenza, 
Peter Impastato, Roy Keeling, and James P. 


Local 1518 recently held a pin presentation 
ceremony for members with 25, 40, and 60 
years of continuous service to the Brotherhood. 
Pictured in the accompanying photograph are, 
front row, from left to right: 40-year members 
Roy Peterman, L. S. Randall, B. A. Strickland, 
Monroe Stewart; and 60-year member B. E. 

Back row, from left to right: 40-year 
members Dorris Farmer, Curtis Gipson, Louis 

A. Dubuisson, Ralph Miller, Malcolm Gibson, 
and Julius Peterman; and 25-year member 

B. H. Strickland. 

LoGrange, III. 


In October, 1980, Local 1050 celebrated its 
70th anniversary at the Philadelphia Holiday 
Inn and awarded its deserving, long-time 
members with service pins. Honored members 
are pictured in the accompanying photograph 
with local and international officers. 

Front row, from left to right: Gilberto 
Marchesani, 55-years; Pieta Landra, 57-years; 
and past Business Representative Salvatore 
Tyrco, 57-years. 

Back row, from left to right: Local 1050 
Business Representative John Anello; Second 
General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen; First 
General Vice President Patrick Campbell; First 
District Board Member Joseph Lia; and Local 
1050 Vice President John Pace. 

Gulf port. Miss. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

APRIL, 1981 


The following list of 710 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $912,141.01 in death claims paid in January, 1981. 

Local Union, City 

I, Chicago, IL — Ruel L. Burlingame, George 

E. Head. 

4, Davenport, lA — Karl H. Hartog. 

5, St. Louis, MO — Joseph H. Huelsing, Mrs. 

Edward Kunkel, Peter F. Mess, Haskel 
H. Simpson, Mrs. Herman Stumborg. 

8, Philadelphia, PA— Charles DiSanti. 

10, Chicago, IL — Kristen Hide. 

II, Cleveland, OH — Elmer G. Erwin. 

12, Syracuse, NY — Harold French, Richard 

P. Lattrell, Paul Winkelmann. 

13, Chicago, IL — Eric E. Erickson. 

15, Hackensack, NJ— Vincent J. Brancato, 
Peter Malvick, Charles Muzik, Mrs. 
Otto Weis. 

16, Springfield, IL — John B. Ennis. Eugene 

H. Howett. Dewey Osborn, William V. 
Polnik, Robert H. Raisch. 

18, Hamilton, Ont., Can. — John Furmanic. 

19, Detroit, MI— William Mickey. 

20, New York, NY— Rudolph Kvenvik, 
Louis Lopez, Jr. 

22, San Francisco, CA— Lester L. Huffaker, 
Terry O'Brien. 

24, Central, CT— Robert D. Dooliltle. 

25, Los Angeles, CA— Rcubin W. Bailey, 
Harry W. Coles, Mrs. Eugene Davis, 
Aaron Feld, Alvin R. Lanham. Charles 
P. Meletidez. Dennis A. Vandenberge, 
Alfred J. Vickers, Joseph A. Wilk. 

26, East Detroit, MI— Cecil D. Nault. 

27, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Reginald A. 

32, Springfield, MA— Mrs. Leon C. Furgal, 
Thaddeus S. Starodoj, Raymond L. 

33, Boston, MA— Ronald P. Hurtubise. 

34, Oakland, CA— Arthur W. Garrison. Nils 

H. Lindberg, Edward W. Miller, 
Rudolph A. Ponikvar. 
Oakland, CA— Chris Bitz, Modesto 
Conte, Rex R. Gebhard, Paul W. Johns, 
Dcwev A. Salsbery. 
37, Shamokin, PA— Mrs. Joseph Karpinski. 

41, Woburn, MA— Vernon L. Bruce, David 

P. Martino. 

42, San Francisco, CA— Henry E. Bcllatorre, 

Arthur A. Beyer, Mrs. Joseph M. 

44, Champaign, IL — Albert G. Wray. 
47, St. Louis, MO— Clarence A. Cross, 

Marion D. Judge, Lloyd L. Larson, Mrs. 

Cecil W. Ray, Wm. George Simpson. 

49, Lowell, MA— John F. Dee, Sr., Mrs. 
Albert L. Mondazzi. 

50, Knoxville, TN— Norman A. Clark, John 

F. Colbert, Carl E. Naugher. 

51, Boston, MA— Augustus A. Butt, Michael 


54, Chicago, II. — Emil Kalcok. 

55, Denver, CO— John Q. Hamill, William 
M. Hess, Arthur H. Lane, Charles M. 
Leonard, Seldon H. Morrow, Carl O. 

56, Boston, MA— Mrs. Bertram King, Mrs. 

Joseph E. Melanson, Charles S. Moores, 
Pasqualino Pignatiello, Claude Tuffin. 
Chicago, IL — Mrs. John Becker, Ulf 
Jansson, Clarence G. Prieve. 
Kansas City, MO— Charles W. Barnes, 
Mrs. William E. Burton. 
Chicago, IL — Einar Ekhlad, John W. 

Bloominglon, IL — David E. Huffman, 
Mrs. James R. Moser. 
64, Louisville, KY — Joseph L. Fleitz, Sr. 






Local Union, City 

65, Perth Amhoy, NJ— Carl C. Beck, Mrs. 
John Elko, Stanley Frederick, Walter 
Paliwoda, Joseph W. Smith, John G. 

66, Olean, NY— David H. Butler, Charles K. 

69, Canton, OH— Charles A. Brinker, Mrs. 

Louis J. Eaglowski, Mrs. Howard E. 

Felger, Ernest R. Patterson. 
74, Chattanooga, TN — Jeff A. Moreland. 
80, Chicago, 11^— Gustav A. Blaha. 
87, St. Paul, MN— LeRoy Regenold. 
91, Racine, WI— Chris W. Jorgensen, Er- 

hardt W. Nielsen. Edward M. Oik. 

93, Ottawa, Ont., Can.— James E. Carty, 
Isidore LaFrance, Marc Landry. 

94, Providence, RI — Abraham Allen, William 

E. Surette. 

95, Detroit, MI— Edward Pielach, Eugene 
M. Saari, Mrs. Herbert C. Smith. 

98, Spokane, WA— Charles W. Hazeltine, 
Louis J. Lang, Leslie A. Merriam, 
George J. Reese. Cecil C. Robison. 

99, Bridgeport, CN— Melville J. Rishor. 

100, Muskegon, MI — Edward N. Eagle. 

103, Birmingham, AL — James W. Parr. 

104, Dayton, OH— Mrs. William H. Schulte, 
Randle M. Skaggs. 

105, Cleveland, OH— Fred C. Brown, Mrs. 
John W. Lewis, Jr. 

106, Des Moines, lA— Walter W. Callen, 
Truman Elmore Forrest. 

Ill, Lawrence, MA — Kenneth E. Campbell, 

Joseph A. Genest. 
117, Albany, NY— Stanley Panek. 
120, Utica, NY — Frank Garramone, Fred G. 

122, Phila., PA— William J. Stewart. 
131, Seattle, WA— Leo B. Dworak, George 

C. Hamner, Jr., Fred J. Ross, Mrs. 

Edward W. Tolerton. 
135, New York, NY— Nachman Glasel, 

Leonard Santora. 
141, Chicago, IL — Carl H. Anderson, Ernest 

L. Wilmington. 
149, Tarrytown, NY — Mrs. Dominick 

155, Plainlield, NJ— Mrs. Lloyd Lindsley. 
166, Pittsburgh, PA — Salvatore Pisani. 

168, Kansas City, KS— Mrs. Guy P. Holmes. 

169, E. St. Louis, 11^— James Redd. 
174, Joliet, IL — John H. Johnson. 
176, Newport, RI — Manuel L. Souza. 

180, Vallejo, CA— Earl Rexroat. 

181, Chicago, II^-Mr. & Mrs. Peter Andre- 
sen, Harold A. Arnold, Walter E. 
Dahlman. Sr., Max Hedlund. 

182, Cleveland, OH— Mrs. Thaddeus 

183, Peoria, IL — George F. Brukella, Her- 
man H. Harms, George T. Mangle, 
Werner A. Scherler. 

184, Salt Lake City, LIT- Ray Smith. 

185, St. Louis, MO— Charles M. Boehner. 
191, York, PA— Harvey King. 

195, Peru, II^-Robert C. Woitynek. 

198, Dallas, TX— Marvin L. Hart, Joseph 

F. Heaton. 

199, Chicago, IL — John S. Swanson. 

200, Columbus, OH— John H. Westenberger. 

201, Wichita, KS— George R. Haines. 

210, Stamford, CT— John W. Boydos, Emil 
Schoenberger, Axel J. Young. 

211, Pittsburgh. PA— Mrs. George C. 
Kutcher, Anthony J. Repsey. 

213, Houston, TX— James E. Tubbs. 

Local Union, City 

215, Lafayette, IN— Nathan T. Ruch. 
218, Boston. MA— Francis H. Hirtle. 
222, Washington, IN — Alva B. McDevitt. 

225, Atlanta, GA— Mrs. L. A. Davis, Nick 
W. Goggins. 

226, Portland, OR— Albert F. Anderson, 
Mrs. Alan L. Gunderson, John M. 
Solvik, Wilhelm E. Sonju. 

229, Glens Falls, NY — Marvin Hayes. 

232, Ft. Wayne, IN— Mr. & Mrs. Hubert H. 

Neeley. Jr. 
235, Riverside, CA— Dewitt T. Price, James 

D. Schoggin. 
242, Chicago, IL — Mrs. Roy Engel. 
246, New York, NY— Nikola Ball. 
249, Kingston, Ont., Can. — James H. Russell. 
252, Oshkosh, WI— Mrs. John Bednarek, 

John A. Breaker, Bernhard T. (Ben) 


255, Bloomingburg, NY — Fred Bowers, Mrs. 
Chester Yeaple. 

256, Savannah, GA — Mrs. Harvey J. 

257, New York, NY— Sven A. Carlson, 
Nathan Johnson, Alexander Maclnnes, 

266, Stockton, CA — Allesandro Berlocchini, 
Mrs. Louis A. Borge, Mrs. Lincoln 
Chan, Charles Garner. 

267, Dresden, OH — Shelly A. Fleming, Mrs. 
David D. Leaman. William C. Parks. 

272, Chicago Heights, IL — Mrs. Robert 

Hafele, James R. Hamilton, Mrs. 

Chester Reynolds. 
280, Niagara-Genesee & Vic, NY — Arthur 

L. Kostuk. 
286, Great Falls, MT— Alex G. Pohlmeier. 
314, Madison, WI — Aurelius F. Kidd, Gun- 

vald M. Shold. 
316, San Jose, CA — Edward F. Anderson, 

Mrs. Louis F. Dragush, William J. 

Novolnv, Oscar Parks. Jerry N. Smets. 
329, Oklahoma City, OK— Mrs. R. A. 

Bennett, Frederick N. Bull. 
331, Norfolk, VA— Herbert W. Williamson. 
338, Seattle, WA— Violet E. Bailey, Hazel 

K. Patlison. 

342, Pawtucket, RI — Joseph Boucher, Mau- 
rice Laporte, Leon A. Plante. 

343, Winnipeg, Man., Can. — Mrs. Harry 

345, Memphis, TN — Austin F. Bethay. 

354, Gilroy, CA — Andrew A. Upton. 

359, Philadelphia, PA— Michael P. Vitagli- 

361, Duluth, MN— Mrs. Thomas J. 

366, New York, NY— Frank L. Babis. 
385, New York, NY— Pietro Damelio, 

William Ruggero. 
388, Richmond, VA— Oscar H. Ludlam, 

William C. Snead. 
393, Camden. NJ— William G. Jevons. 
396, Newport News, VA — Berkley P. Hardy. 
400, Omaha, Neb.— Merl L. Brunstedt, Mrs. 

Fred Clausen, Edward Czaplewski, Mrs. 

Duane D. Suntken. 
402, Northampton-Greenfield, MA — Merton 

P. Bickford, Alpheus Sawin. 
410, Ft. Madison, lA — Perry Cochrane. 
413, South Bend, IN — Clarence E. Adams, 

Mrs. John Stross. 
415, Cincinnati, OH— Robert D. Padgett. 
425, El Paso, TX — Mrs. Manuel Rodriguez. 
437, Portsmouth, OH— Mrs. Ronald F. 




442, Hopkinsville, KY— Richard V. Picker- 
ing, Sr. 

448, Waukegan, IL — Eldon Morris. 

450, Ogden, UT— Elmo Prantil. 

452, Vancouver, BC, Can. — Mrs. Ernest 

454, Philadelphia, PA — Earl C. Chamberlain, 
William Hobson. 

455, Somerville, NJ — James T. Murray, Mrs. 
William Ruhl. 

458, Clarksville, IN— Leo A. Schmidt. 
465, Chester Co., PA— John W. Brabson. 
468, New York, NY— Joseph Gulino, Mrs. 

Dominic Porcella. 
470, Taconia, WA — William Brookhyser, 

Mrs. Loyd G. Fuher, Clifford Hall, 

William C. Rave. 
475, Ashland, MA — Mrs. Arnold Alzapiedi. 
483, San Francisco, CA — Mrs. Everett V. 

488, New York, NY— John Hedland, 

Bertram R. Smith, Mrs. Paul Taylor. 
494, Windsor, Ont., Can. — Joseph Fetzer. 
500, Butler, PA— Robert Salkeld. 
512, Ypsilanti, MI— Vern H. O'Neal. 
515, Colo. Springs, CO — James E. Gray, 

Fred Middlebrook. 
517, Portland, ME— Mrs. George A. 

522, Durham, NC — Mrs. Joseph A. Best. 
530, Los Angeles, CA — George M. Macmac. 
532, Elmira, NY— Louis A. Paulo. 
537, Aiken, SC — Roosevelt Jenkins, James 

A. Slice. 
543, Mamaroneck, NY — Vincenzo Cirillo. 
548, St. Paul, MN— Tracy M. Palmer. 
550, Oakland, CA— Mrs. John P. Madeiros, 

Andrew J. Scudero, Joseph S. Wash. 
556, IVleadvilie, PA— Edward W. Lind. 
559, Paducah, KY— Arguster G. Griffin. 

561, Pittsburg, KS — Tom R. Ferguson, Jr., 
Frank A. Tressel. 

562, Everett, WA — Mrs. Lawrence E. Mal- 
lory, Murral T. Ray. 

563, Glendale, CA— Orville A. Worden. 
566, Ashland, KY— Burl Nichols. 

576, Pine Bluff, AR— Robert L. Smith. 

579, St. Johns, NF, Can.— William J. 

586, Sacramento, CA — Willie F. Davis, Mrs. 
Chester G. Haynes, Rudolph Hoersch, 
William LaFond, Griffie J. Lucas, Fay 
O'Dare, Ervin R. Reister, John E. 

596, St. Paul, MN— Mrs. Rudolph W. 

606, Virginia, MN— Mrs. Sulho E. Norri. 

608, New York, NY— William J. Clarke, 
Frank HefFernan, Noel L. Patterson. 

609, Idaho Falls, ID— Alvin Engstrom, Mrs. 
Lawrence F. Gillis, Fabyn A. Hanson. 

620, Madison, NJ — Joseph Lamoglia, George 
L. Silverthorne. 

625, Manchester, NH — Romeo J. Lapierre. 

626, Wilmington, DE — Norwood P. Speak- 

627, Jacksonville, FL — Garland S. Jarrett. 
639, Akron, OH — Mrs. Ivan Lawson. 

642, Richmond, CA — John C. Elderson, 

Harry F. Hackbarth, Gilbert D. Price, 

George H. Sorvig. 
653, Chickasha, OK— Arthur H. Phipps, Sr. 
665, Amarillo, TX— Merle R. Crawford, 

Richard Z. Kelly. 
668, Palo Alto, CA— Vestle F. Rogers, Mrs. 

Robert Simpson. 
670, Poison, MX — George R. Livingston. 
678, Dubuque, lA — Ferdinand F. Schne- 

690, Little Rock, AR— Hal S. Morgan 
696, Tampa, FL — Mrs. Frank Delgado, Mrs. 

John Mason, John C. White. 
707, DuQuoin, IL— Harry H. Hearn. 
710, Long Beach, CA — Mrs. James J. Doss, 

Lloyd L. Heath, Henry L. Hendrix. 

715, Elizabeth, NJ — Clarence R. Brown, 

Mrs. Rocco Gargano, Floyd Kruse. 
721, Los Angeles, CA— Clarence R. Temple. 
726, Davenport, lA — Albert Creedon. 
740, New York, NY— Edward Citarella. 

742, Decatur, Il^-Clyde H. Slifer, Harry D. 

743, Bakersfield, CA— Fred J. Wiley. 

745, Honolulu, HI— Charles T. Yamamoto, 

Thomas F. Yoshihara. 
751, Santa Rosa, CA — Daniel Murlin. 
756, Bellingham, WA— Mrs. Charles F. 

Adams, Arthur R. Anderson, Mrs. 

Leonard Thompson, Eugene A. Winkler. 
764, Shrevcport, LA — James M. King, 

Sidney P. Smith. 

769, Pasadena, CA — August Burghardt, 
Ralph E. Young. 

770, Yakima, WA— Russell E. Sherman. 
780, Astoria, OR — Bernard A. Anderson, 

Victor E. Urell. 

782, Fond du Lac, WI— Valentine J. Gau. 

787, New York, NY— Tom Danielsen. 

803, Metropolis, IL — Robert E. Davis. 

815, Beverly, MA — Mrs. Henrv B. Marston. 

819, W. Palm Beach, FL— Eric W. Ander- 
son, William H. Hamer, Robert P. 
Morie, Jr. 

829, Santa Cruz, CA— Jack Gray, Paul L. 

844, Reseda, CA— Nicholas Czar, Rudolph 
F. K. Lange. 

849, Manitowoc, WI — Lewis W. Wagner. 

857, Tucson, AZ — Anthony Salvia. 

873, Cincinnati, OH — Harrv Streithorst. 

875, Panama City, FL— James O. Womble. 

889, Hopkins, MN— Mrs. Donald A. Mack- 

902, Brooklyn, NY— Alf N. Olsen, Carmine 
Pastore, Larry Vignapiano. 

904, Jacksonville, IL — John A. Booth. 

911, Kalispell, MT— William J-. Blake. 

921, Portsmouth, NH— Charles D. Hussey. 

929, South Gate, CA— Donald L. Smith. 

930, St. Cloud, MN— Mrs. John Leyk. 
940, Sandusky, OH — George Bertsch. 
943, Tulsa, OK— Carl Adams. 

945, Jefferson City, MO— Elwood W. Free- 
man, Mrs. Preston G. Nicholas. 

954, Mt. Vernon, WA— Walfred C. Holm- 

964, Rockland Co. & Vic, NY— Alfred J. 

965, DeKalb, IL— Neo C. Johnson. 

971, Reno, NV— Clarence Belli, Raymond L. 

973, Texas City, TX— Johnie H. Barrow, 

David L. Driver. 

977, Wichita Falls, TX— Jimmy A. Evans, 
John M. Hervev. 

978, Springfield, MO— William P. Keeling, 
Lester E. Vaughn. 

993, Miami, FL— William Robbert. Sr. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Don Bowers. 

999, Mt. Vernon, IL— Clifford Scheppel. 

1005, Merrillville, IN— Paul Hudspeth. 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ — Edmond J. Car- 

1024, Cumberland, MD— Samuel H. Clark. 
1026, Hallandale, FL— Virgil D. Dugger. 
1036, Longview, WA — Frank R. Wilma. 

1042, Plattsburgh, NY— Roy D. Carmichael. 

1043, Gary, IN— Glen E. Blue. 

1049, Poplar Bluff, MO— William F. Rust, 

1050, Philadelphia, PA— Cosmo Ciccarelli, 
Anthony Picozzi, Nicholas J. Travaglini. 

1053, Milwaukee. WI — Louis G. Waech. 

1054, Everett, WA— Doyle H. Box, Curtis D. 

1062, Santa Barbara, CA — Mrs. Laurence H. 

1072, Muskogee, OK— W. Earl Dickey. 

1073, Philadelphia, PA— Mrs. Theodore Sut- 

1074, Eau Claire, WI— Marshall S. Olson, 

Leslie M. Pitsch. 
1089, Phoenix, AZ— Lloyd Reisland. 
1091, Bismarck, ND— Albert M. Nelson. 
1098, Baton Rouge, LA— Mrs. Robert Braud, 

Joseph J. Guedry, Sr., Mrs. Michael W. 

1102, Detroit, MI— Lester S. Melton. 
1108, Cleveland, OH— Anthony S. LeVigne, 

William Pachinger, William E. Schultz. 
1113, San Bernardino, CA — Raymond H. 

1125, Los Angeles, CA — Mrs. Stanley Au- 
gustine, Kenneth C. Peyton, Mrs. Aleck 

1128, La Grange, Il^Paul J. Riggle. 
1138, Toledo, OH— James A. Howell, Sr. 
1140, San Pedro, CA — Marvin C. Jones. 
1147, Roseville, CA— Mrs. Robert S. Brad- 

mon, Harold E. Morrill. 
1149, Oakland, C A— Carl F. Fallert, James 

H. Hess. 
1152, Aurora, IL — James M. Fields. 
1159, Pt. Pleasant, WV— Mrs. Trix C. Cau- 

1181, Milwaukee, WI — John Marich, Mrs. 

Joseph Wasielewski. 
1184, Seattle, WA— Mrs. Dan Raetzloff, 

Eilert A. Sundby. 
1192, Birmingham, AL — Orie H. Folsom. 
1199, Union City, IN— Frank L. Porter. 
1207, Charleston, WV— Houston S. Hellems, 

William H. Powell. 
1216, Mesa, AZ — Mrs. Andrew Isban, Mrs. 

Fred T. Mercer, Joseph Smith. 
1222, Medford, NY— Mrs. George J. Blum- 

1226, Pasadena, TX— Mrs. Ida Aydelott. 
1240, Oroville, CA— Edwin J. Finseth. 
1243, Fairbanks, AK — John Ray Davis. 
1245, Carlsbad, NM— Murt J. Sullivan. 
1275, Clearwater, FL— Walter J. Agamaite. 
1281, Anchorage, AK — Mrs. Norman F. 

1289, Seattle, WA— Walter N. Burkman, 

Carl M. Dickinson. 
1296, San Diego, CA — Herman Ellenberg, 

Lars H. Legernes. 
1301, Monroe, MI — Leo Russeau, Elmer 

1305, Fall River, MA— Kenneth J. Kelley, 

John A. Odynecky. 
1308, Lake Worth, FI^Dennis M. Beach, 

Mrs. Howard W. Kuhn. 
1319, Albuquerque, NM — William R. Sims, 

Lewis A. West. 
1325, Edmonton, AB, Can. — Maurice G. 

1329, Independence, MO — Mrs. Willard J. 

1339, Morgantown, WV— Edward R. Pride. 

1341, Owcnsboro, KY — Alphonsus J. Col- 

1342, Irvington, NJ — Nicholas Gentilucci. 
1353, Santa Fe, NM — Andrew A. Romero. 
1355, Crawfordsville, IN— Floyd L. Hester. 
1361, Chester, IL— Carl B. Hartenberger. 
1363, Oshkosh, WI— Conrad J. Russell. 
1365, Cleveland, OH— John Woloszyn. 
1367, Chicago, IL — Frank Nieprawski. 
1371, Gadsden, AL— William F. Waston. 
1373, Flint, MI— Elwood L. Blackburn. 
1386, St. John, NB, Can.— Robert Losier. 
1388, Oregon City, OR— Walter R. Umber. 
1394, Ft. Lauderdale, FL— Lonnie E. De- 

1397, North Hempstead, NY— John J. 

1400, Santa Monica, CA— Mrs. William L. 

Corlew, Jr., Galen E. Reiff. 
1405, Halifax, NS, Can.— John C. Stevens. 

1407, San Pedro, CA — Marigo A. Bregante, 
Tiburcio Saldana. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— Stanley W. 

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1411, Salem, OR— Macey McMillin, Jr. 
1416, New Bedford, MA — Mrs. Joseph 

1428, Midland, TX— Carroll A. McKinney, 

Mr. & Mrs. George D. Williams. 
1437, Compton, CA— Mrs. Ralph E. Brock- 
man, Cookson Carpenter. 
1445, Topeka, KS— Ray Root. 
1452, Detroit, MI— Mrs. Willy R. Kur- 

1456, New York, NY— Raymond Barlh, 

John Johnson, Richard F. Lensu, Axel 

H. Lund, Conrad J. Schiano, Aksel 

Stiihslad, Harry Wilco.x. 
1463, Omaha, NB— Charles E. Peaker. 
1471, Jack.son, MS — George W. Dean. 
1478, Rcdondo Beach, CA— Lewis V. An- 
1487, Burlington, VT— Wallace J. Judkins, 

Edgar R. Wise. 
1490, San Diego, CA — Victor Nelson. 
1497, I.os Angeles, CA — Kenneth R. Brazier, 

Claude C. Gaume, Peter P. Wasilchin. 
1506, I.os Angeles, CA — Frank Lauer. 
1507 , El Monte , CA — Fred Zimmerman, 

Von A. Miscovich. 
1519, Ironton, OH— Mrs. Ovie D. Estep. 
1536, New York, NY — Louis Maragni, De- 

metrio Zeni. 
1540, Kamloops, BC, Can.— Russell E. 

Grant. Raymond Mohus. 
1544. Nashville, TN— James Arlhiir Hicks. 

1570, Yuba City, CA— Ernest E. Moore. 
1573, West Allis, WI— Mrs. Edward A. Jan- 

1583, Englewood, CO— William Bradbury. 
1585, Lawton, OK— Ralph T. Mercer. 

Harold L. Vance, Sr. 
1588, Sydney, NS, Can.- Mrs. Mose Le- 

1590, Washington, DC— Cliflford W. Bates, 

Mrs. Everett C. Hinson. 

1594, Wausau, WI — Lewis Plisch. 

1595, Montgomery Co., PA — Chester P. 
Bouc, Mrs. Harrv Buckner. 

1596, St. Louis, MO— Harold A. Boll. 
1622, Hayward, CA— John L. McWiUiams, 

Kyle W. Moon, Robert L. Queen, Mrs. 
Ward E. Lewis. 

1635, Kansas City, MO — George F. Mc- 
Carthy, Mrs. LeRoy F. Trocosso. 

1664, Bloomington, IN— Ralph M. Quillen. 

1685, Pineda, FL— John F. Parker, Sr. 

1689, Tacoma, WA— Mrs. William Paul. 

1693, Chicago, IL — Edward Mahoney. 

1694, Washington, DC — Thomas M. Sillex. 
1699, Pasco, WA— Anton R. Baker. 

1707, I.ongview, WA — James M. Marx, 
Clyde W. Townsend, Mrs. Bill C. Wil- 

1723, Cols., GA— Dan A. Boswell. 

1724, Liberal, KS — Mrs. Harry A. Walker. 

1725, Daytona Beach, FL — Mrs. Emory Ed- 
wards, Mrs. John V. Shull, Jr. 

1729, Charlottesville, VA— Allen W. Gillis. 
1741, Milwaukee, WI — Joseph Fargo, Ervin 

Forljcs, Herbert Luebke. 
1746, Portland, OR— Steve A. Simon. 
1752, Pomona, CA — Joe Lee McClure. 
1765, Orlando, FL— Nelson W. Bacon. 
1775, Columbus, IN— Willis Brown. 

1779, Calgary, AB, Can.— John Tereposky. 

1780, Las Vegas, NV— Alfred A. Braccini. 
1784. Chicago, IL— Ernst G. Krause, Elmer 

Mayer, Gustav Pankoke. 
1789, Bijou, C A— Charles A. Howard. 
1792, Sedalia, MO — Ivan R. Montgomery. 
1815, Santa Ana, CA — James A. Conner, 

Mrs. John Jaworsky, Nick Mastro- 

1822, Ft. Worth, TX— Dewitt T. Choate, 

Sr., William V. Hill. 
1835, Waterloo, lA— Mrs. Ora D. Smith. 

1837, Babylon, N\'— Peter P. Rene, John 

1840, Faribault, MN— John M. Horazdov- 

1844, Cloquet, MN— Lowell L. Small. 
1846, New Orleans, LA— Earl M. Ash, John 

F. Hardouin, Joseph P. Lombardo. 
1849, Pasco, WA— Mrs. William Bures, John 

H. Cunninglon, Donald D. Matthews. 
1865, Minneapolis, MN — Theodore V. 

1884, Lubbock. TX— Clovis E. Brown. 
1889, Downers Grove, IL— Mrs. Eddie E. 

1897, Lafayette, LA— Raoul Prejean. 
1904, N. Kansas City, MO— Harold B. Orr. 
1906, Philadelphia, PA— Ernst H. Klein. 

1913, San Fernando, CA — Mrs. Edward A. 
Algiers, Roy 1. Cline, Mrs. George K. 
Cox, Robert W. Tracy, John H. Niers. 

1914, Phoenix. AZ— Herbert A. Wiley. 
1916. Hamilton, Ont., Can.— Sydney V. 


1921, Hempstead, NY — August Strandberg. 

1922, Chicago, IL— Steven J. Zittman. 
1929, Cleveland, OH— James Pairick Mc- 

1947, Hollywood, FL— L. E. Wilson. 
1971. Temple, TX— William F. Shull. 
1976, Los Angeles, CA — Javier M. Marin. 
1978, Buffalo, NY— Carl X. Koerner. 

1993, Crossville, TN— George A. Burgess. 

1994, Natchez, MS— Billy F. Givens. 

1996, Liberfyville, IL— David E. Lundman, 

2018. Ocean County. NJ— Leo E. Draheim. 
2020. San Diego. CA — George K. Terral. 
2023, St. Marys, WV— Junior L. Dennis. 
2043, Chico, CA— L. J. (Jack) Freese, Mrs. 

Floyd M. Price. 
2046, Martinez, CA— David C. Bush, Samuel 

L. Davison. 
2049, Gilbertsville, KY— Haywood Norman, 

Augustus W. Pierce. 
2073, Milwaukee, WI — Henry Knutson. 

2078, Vista, CA— John G. Knapp. 

2079, Houston, TX— Isaac Garza, Jr. 

2083, Red Wing, MN— Nordle C. Hulverson. 
2117, Flushing, NY— Isaac Met. 
2127, Centralia, WA— Lyle H. Predmore. 
2170, Sacramento, CA — Anthony J. Bacchi. 
2202, Price, LIT- Charles B. Needles. 
2235, Pittsburgh, PA— David Llewellyn, 
Theodore C. Schucker. 

2249, Adams Co., CO— Mrs. Alexander 

2250, Red Bank, NJ— Michael A. Longo, 
Sr., Harold Martin. 

2252, Grand Rapids, Ml— Arthur F. Bird. 
2265, Detroit, Ml— Charles E. Callan. 
2274, Pittsburgh, PA— David M. Blose. 
2284, Shelbume, NS, Can.— Earl L. Jacklyn. 

2287, New York, NY— Michael J. Mangan. 

2288, Los Angeles, CA — Clarence T. Lund- 

2311, Washington, DC— William B. Galla- 

han, Jr., George E. Wooldridge. 
2375, Los Angeles, CA— Beryl H. Hughes, 

Henry E. Meadors, Robert W. Schafer, 

Elmer E. Stewart. 
2420, Newark, OH— George J. Lufaso. 
2435, Inglewood, CA— Mrs. Albert L. Ham- 

mel, J. Letcher Harris. 
2472, Clarksvillc, IN— Clarence T. Pullra. 
2486, Sudbury, Ont., Can.— Edward J. 


2498. Longview, WA — Arthur J. Lackman. 

2499. Whitehorse, YT, Can. — Mrs. Lawrence 
H. Lee. 

2519, Seattle, WA— E. Earl Crawford, 
Charles Walters. 

2540, Wilmington, OH — Stephen P. Grooms. 

2576, Aberdeen, WA— Mrs. William E. Van- 

2580, Everett, WA— Frank E. Stein. 
2592, Eureka, CA — Thomas A. Rogers. 
2628, Centralia, WA— Alfred G. Blair. 
2652, Standard, CA — Mrs. John Edmonds. 
2667, Bellingham, WA — Michael J. Messer. 
2693. Thunder Bay, Ont., Can.— Francis W. 

2739, Yakima. WA — Marvin C. Kester. 
2750. Springfield, OR— Mrs. James A. 

2769, Wheeler, OR— William H. Johnston. 
2777, Eugene, OR— Leo C. Gillett. 
2780, Elgin, OR— Joe R. Erickson. 
2784, Coquille, OR— Clarence L. Clayton, 

Henry Fields, Jr. 
2791, Sweet Home, OR— Russel Moffitt. 
2805, Klickitat, WA— Jessie McAmis. 
2834, Denver, CO— Reginald M. Moore. 

2850, Philadelphia, PA— Albert O. Collins. 

2851, LaGrande, OR— Bert Loveless. 
2881, Portland, OR— Wm. F. Salzwedel. 
2907, Weed. CA— Otis H. Mackey. 
2924. John Day. OR— Eugene L. Spahn. 
2931. Eureka. CA— Mrs. Ralph Briggs. 
2949. Roseburg. OR— Mrs. Noel Conklin, 

James A. Malone. 

3074, Chester, CA— Sersie Shankle. 

3083, Shippegan, NB, Can. — Arsene Hache. 

3119, Tacoma, WA— Edna B. Culver. 

3154, Monticello, IN— Robert Timm. 

3161, Maywood, CA— Robert Jetter, Hamil- 
ton Tucker. 

3185, Creosote, WA — Haakon Carlson, Mrs. 
Clyde E. Payntcr. 

3219, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Stanley Stan- 

9074, Chicago, IL— Richard F. Hooker. 

9251, Orlando, FL— Gary C. Jablonski, Wil- 
liam J. Michalek. 

9345, Miami, FL— Edward C. Foor. 


Continued from Page 18 

helped fund programs to train union 
members "in assessing and dealing 
with job hazards," and they in turn 
have trained others. 

Long-delayed health and safety 
standards have been issued, Denison 
noted, hazardous areas have been 
identified, and serious injuries have 
been reduced in targeted areas. 

Denison stressed the AFL-CIO's 
belief that the so-called small business 
e.xemption is mere camouflage for "an 
all-out attack" on the job safety law. 

The original intent of Congress, 
Denison wrote, was to protect all 
workers from occupational hazards, 
"not merely some categories defined by 
occupation, or the number of em- 
ployees in a workplace, or on an arbi- 
trary determination that some work- 
places are more hazardous than 

Denison noted that America's 
unions were united in opposition to 
the bill introduced in the last Congress 
by former Sen. Richard S. Schweiker 
fR-Pa.), now Secretary of Health & 
Human Services in the Reagan 
Cabinet, to exempt establishments 
with acceptable safety records, regard- 
less of size. 




If you've ever hammered away for 
hours, you know the wrist aches and the 
pains along your lower arm which follow. 
Workers in other trades get aches and 
cramps with push brooms and other 
tools, too. 

This is because of the shape of the 
tool handles, says John Bennett, now 
with Dynamics Operational, Inc., of East 
Peoria, 111., and others who have per- 
fected the Bennett Hand-Tastic Hammer. 
Bennett has done extensive work with 
Brotherhood members John Ubody of 
Granite City, 111., and Noel Logan of 
Barrington, 111., and he made a presen- 
tation at the 1980 Illinois State Council 

"The hammer with the bend in it elimi- 
nates so much bending of your wrist," 
says Bennett. "And we've eliminated the 
knob on the end of the traditional ham- 
mer handle, which actually cuts into your 
wrist and slows blood circulation." 

The Hand-Tastic Hammer is now 
marketed by Easco Tools, Inc., and is 
available through Tru-Value Hardware 
Stores, we are told. For more infor- 
mation, write: Wayne Klehm, Easco 
Tools, Inc., 6721 Bay Meadow Drive, 
Glen Burnie, Md. 21061. 


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The illustrated guide, "It's Easy To Be 
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new corner system for all their log-home 
packages. This new corner has been 
under development and testing for the 
past year. It was designed to lock the 
building together with precision and 
create a clean, uniform corner inside 
the home. The corner is joined with a 
groove and hardboard spline, and sealed 
with Geocel. 

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APRIL, 1981 




the Bathuunter 

and the Baby 

Bock to 

the States 

The Reagan Administration's hasty 

budget cutting may leave the states 

unprepared to deal with many problems. 

The services of the US government may go through 
some fundamental changes this year, if the recom- 
mendations of the new federal budget director, David 
Stockman, and others in the Reagan Administration 
have their way. 

Heeding the false prophesies of disproven econo- 
mist Milton Friedman and others, they are drastically 
cutting federal services and, in effect, sending them 
back to the states, doing what they call "taking the 
federal government off the backs of the US tax- 

Whether or not the states are prepared to handle 
"the baby and the bathwater" tossed out of Wash- 
ington remains to be seen. 

As AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland pointed out 
in a recent press conference, the federal government 
is not, in all respects, a burden. He told of growing up 
in South Carolina, where gullies were ruining the land, 
where only the main street in his home town was 
paved, where kerosene lamps lit farmhouses before 
the days of the Rural Electrification Administration, 
and where the social security system of that day was 
"over the hill to the poor house." 

He conceded that there are some federal programs 
and some federal expenditures which have become 
wasteful. The AFL-CIO doesn't consider all govern- 
ment programs untouchable. Each program must 
stand on its own merits. 

But, if Congress undertakes a stringent reduction 
in the budget — and much of the electorate seems to 
be in agreement with such action — then the cuts 
should be made in such a way that the whole economy 
is not disrupted, causing more unemployment, keep- 
ing housing costs high, and leaving states holding the 
federal bags, with httle revenue to carry out their 

As the AFL-CIO President stated, it is more 
equitable to make cuts throughout the federal estab- 
lishment, than to completely eliminate certain services 
in order to reach budgetary levels or please special 
interest groups. It is true that Americans have indicated 
that they favor reduced government spending and 
reduced taxes, but they will think twice about reduced 
government services which affect them personally. 
Even such proposed reductions as the elimination of 
Saturday mail deliveries hurts some citizens. 

Article Ten of the Bill of Rights in the US Constitu- 
tion states, "The powers not delegated to the United 
States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the 
states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the 

This portion of the Constitution has been the 
traditional protection of state rights for more than 
200 years. It has also been the cause of much con- 
troversy over the years, as control of more and more 
public services moved to Washington, D.C. and away 
from the state legislatures and city and county 

Whether it was appropriate or not for these services 
to move to Washington in the first place, I will not 
argue. The fact remains that many of them are now in 
the nation's capital, and returning them to the states, 
cities, and counties abruptly may adversely affect the 
national economy at a time when it is already in 
uncertain straits. 

Let me summarize some of the areas of federal 
regulation and service which may be adversely 
affected by drastic budget cuts and deregulation: 

system built up over the years, the federal government 
has "backstopped" state unemployment compensa- 
tion programs. When state jobless benefits were run- 
ning low and unemployment in a particular metro- 
politan area reached a particular level, there was a 
triggering mechanism which released federal funds for 
extended jobless benefits in that particular area. This 
extended-benefits program has saved many workers 
and their families from starvation until the auto 
industry, or the steel industry, or whatever the industry 
in that state might be, could recover. One budget- 
balancing proposal now before the Congress would 
juggle unemployment figures by treating the long- 
term unemployed as if they didn't exist. The effect 
would be to end the extended-benefits program in 18 
of the 26 states where it now exists . . . and leave it 
up to the states to take care of their jobless citizens. 

more people moved to the cities in recent decades, our 



cities liave faced complex problems of public trans- 
portation. The tax revenues in our cities have been 
unable to cope with the mounting needs of public 
transportation, and, today, rural and small-community 
taxpayers, through matching funds of the federal 
government, help to pay for these city services. If such 
funds are abruptly cut now, many city transportation 
systems will be left incomplete. 

N^EDS OF AGRICULTURE — Since the days of 
the New Deal, the federal government has supplied 
funds to farmers for soil conservation, for soil devel- 
opment, and through various subsidies to maintain 
income levels. As a result, America has become the 
wonder of the world because of its bumper crops and 
its farm productivity. The Reagan Administration has 
already taken steps to remove or reduce some subsidies 
and some federal services. Can we afford more? We do 
not want our great Midwest and Southwest to become 
dust bowls again. Our grain harvests have demon- 
strated to the world our superiority over communist 
collective farming methods. Can we expect the tax- 
payers of the farm states to bear the full burden of 
today's farming expense, while every citizen reaps the 

WELFARE — Aid for the needy in days gone by 
consisted of food baskets from the neighborhood 
church and limited funds from local welfare services. 
During the Great Depression of the Thirties the 
federal government stepped in and distributed crop 
surpluses throughout the land, and it created federal 
jobs through the WPA and the PWA. Jobless youths 
were enlisted for the Civilian Conservation Corps. 
From such beginnings have come a complex system of 
federal social services which the Reagan Administra- 
tion proposes to trim drastically through cuts in the 
budget of the Department of Health and Human 
Services. The food stamp program and the school 
lunch program, particularly, are facing the scissors. 

We suspect that some of the bureaucracy which has 
been built up over the years to administer such pro- 
grams is absorbing much of the federal funds appro- 
priated by Congress, and we urge the Congress to 
search this area for cuts and go easy on HHS funds 
which actually go to the needy. 

City, county and state welfare services are not pre- 
pared or equipped to administer many such programs 
at this time, and there are not sufficient state revenues 

— except, as President Reagan suggests, in California 

— to administer the federal programs now emanating 
from Washington. 

Members of craft unions like ours support the so- 
called work ethic in our society. We oppose the 
totalitarian controls of a welfare state. True craftsmen 
offer a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. But we 
recognize that there are millions of less fortunate 
people in our society, who from time to time, need 
social services. The days when church food baskets 
could relieve the situation are gone. A systematic 
and honest system for aiding the needy must be 
maintained, whether it be at the federal level or at 

the state and local levels, or all three. We urge the 
Congress to make adjustments accordingly. 

As we stated on previous occasions, we support 
President Reagan in his efforts to curb inflation, but 
we urge caution on the field of economic battle. Much 
is at stake. 

We call attention to the federal government's 
"index of leading economic indicators." The purpose 
of this index is to show federal officials and the pubUc 
in which direction the economy is going, up or down. 
To determine the index, a government agency checks 
the prices of raw and manufactured materials, the 
layoff rate for workers, the number of new orders, 
the number of companies receiving slower or faster 
deliveries of goods, the number of new contracts and 
orders for plants and equipment, stock prices, and the 
money supply. 

The two latest reports on the leading economic 
indicators (for December and January) — before 
Mr. Reagan took office — show sligut declines in the 
economy. These dechnes may continue for a time. 

The Reagan budget-cutting proposals are now 
approaching the critical time when Congressional 
votes in committees and subcommittees will be crucial. 
We urge our legislators in Washington to weigh care- 
fully each attempt to return federal service to state 
and local governments. Ask the basic question: Are 
the states prepared to accept these new responsibiUties? 


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Second District, Raymond Ginnetti 
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Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
14001 West McNichols Road 
Detroit, Michigan 48235 

Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
2970 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Suite 300 
Atlanta, Ga. 30305 

Fifth District, Leon W. Greene 
4920 54th Avenue, North 
Crystal, Minnesota 55429 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
400 Main Street #203 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, Hal Morton 
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Forum Building, 9th and K Streets 
Sacramento, California 95814 

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5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 0G3 

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John S. Rogers, Secretary 

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VOLUME 101 No. 5 MAY, 1981 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



One Hundred Years of The Carpenter 2 

Front Page, Carpenter, Volume 1, Number 1 3 

Building Trades Conference Cut Short by Shooting 6 

Brotherhood Leader Helped Subdue Gunman 7 

Canada Conference Discusses Issues — — 9 

Bulletin on Building Trades and CLC — 10 

North American Labor Supports Polish Workers — - 12 

Building Trades Job Safety and Health Conference 14 

Headache Ball for a Barn Grover Brinkman 16 

Did You Know? The General Secretary's Office 18 




Washington Report 


Ottawa Report 1 5 

Plane Gossip 20 

Consumer Clipboard: Changing Life Styles 22 

Local Union News 24 

We Congratulate - 27 

Apprenticeship and Training 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 30 

In Memoriam 35 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

POSTMASTERS, ATTENTION: Change of address cards on Form 3579 should be sent to 
THE CARPENTER, Carpenters' Building, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 

Published monthly at 3342 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, Md. 20722 by the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Second class postage paid at Washington, D.C. and 
Additional Entries. Subscription pricei United States and Canada $7.50 per year, single copies 
7St in advance. 

This issue of The Carpenter marks 
the beginning of a second century of 
publication for the United Brotiier- 
hood's official journal. You will note 
in our masthead to the left that this 
is "Volume 101, Number 5." That is 
because publications such as ours 
number their editions at the beginning 
of each calendar year. This is the 
101st year; hence, the 101st volume; 
and the fifth month of this year, 
hence, "Number 5." 

To take a phrase from a commer- 
cial advertisement, we've "come a 
long way, baby." From a four-page 
monthly newspaper selling for 50^ a 
year, we have grown to a 40-page, 
four-color magazine with an annual 
subscription price of $7.50. (Members 
of the Brotherhood in good standing 
get it free ... as part of their per 
capita dues.) 

On Page 3 of this issue we show 
you the front page of our very first 
issue — Volume 1, Number 1, May, 
1881. On our cover we show you 
some of the 1200 issues of The Car- 
penter which have been published, 
going back a century to the early 
newspapers at the top of the cover, 
through the digest-size editions of the 
early 1900s, to the colorful editions 
of today. 

NOTE: Readers who would like copies 
of this cover unmarred by a mailing label 
may obtain them by sending 50^ in coin 
to cover mailing costs to the Editor, The 
CARPENTER, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Printed in U. S. A. 

Begun as a four-page 
newspaper, created 
to establish a union, 
The Carpenter now 
serves V4 million 
trade unionists as 
'the organ of the craft.' 

RIGHT: Peter McGuire, 
founder of the newspaper 
and founder of the union. 
McGuire was 29 when The 
Carpenter was first pub- 
lished. This picture was 
taken in the late 1890s. 

ABOVE: Frank 
Duffy, an early 
and dynamic 
general secretary 
and editor, second 
from left, reviews 
manuscripts with 
members of the 

RIGHT: The cover 
of the December, 
1907 , issue of The 
Carpenter shows 
the "editorial 
room" when the 
General Office 
was in 
Indianapolis, Ind. 


OPPOSITE PAGE: The front page of the first Carpenter. 

In May, 1881 — 100 years ago this month — Peter J. 
McGuire, a St. Louis joiner and future founder and 
General Secretary of the United Brotherhood of Car- 
penters and Joiners of America, wrote an article entitled, 
"Organize a National Union." 

Containing the impassioned words, "If the strong com- 
bine, why should not the weak?", the article stressed the 
need for the independent and scattered carpenter local 
unions of the time to join forces and "meet the employer 
on equal terms." 

The article appeared in the first issue of a newly pub- 
lished, monthly newspaper entitled. The Carpenter. 

Peter McGuire 's philosophical words on the importance 
of unionism proved to be both eloquent and effective, for, 
as a result of his plea, 36 delegates from 1 1 cities gathered 
at Trades Assembly Hall in Chicago, III., the following 
August, "to unite in resisting the tyranny of the capitalist" 
and to form a national association of carpenters. 

Several previous efforts to form a national union had 
failed because there was no formal way of communicat- 
ing with affiliated unions. But McGuire had recognized 
this problem and had decided that a medium of com- 
munication was essential before a national organization 
could be established. 

McGuire's idea caught on, for, besides declaring a na- 
tional Carpenters' and Joiners' platform and adopting a 
Constitution and Laws, the delegates at that first conven- 
tion designated The Carpenter as the "organ of the craft" 
to be published monthly in New York City, the soon-to-be 
location of the General Office. 

In line with their declaration. The Carpenter has con- 
tinued to roll off the presses every month for the past 100 
years. And, this month, we celebrate its 100th anniversary. 


Although its size, format, and place of publication have 
changed several times over the years, the intent of The 
Carpenter has remained the same — to inform the mem- 
bers of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America and perpetuate and enhance the principles of 

In fact, in the very first issue of the publication. Editor 
McGuire defined the purposes of the newspaper in just 
this way: "Other organized trades, such as the iron mold- 
ers, cigar makers, granite cutters, locomotive engineers, 
and a host more, have their monthly trade journals. Why 
should not the journeymen carpenters have a monthly 
devoted to them? It is true that there are several monthlies 
published in the interest of the trade, but not one of them 
touches the question of most concern to us — the ques- 
tion of organization, more pay and shorter hours. 

"For years the carpenters of the whole country have 
been disorganized and without any common understand- 

Continued on Page 4 




Volume 1. 

ST. LOUIS, MAY, 1881. 

Number 1. 





Carpenters and Joiners' National Union. 

TERMS: — Fifty cents a year, in advance, 

Send all moneys and correspondence to 

911 N. 19th St.. St. Louis, Mo. 

ST. LOUIS. MAY, 1881. 


Owing to the low price of yearly sub- 
scribers, some will find it difficult to send 
us single subscriptions by mail. To ob- 
viate this, a club can be formed and the 
money sent by money order or registered 

Take a postal and correspond with us 
on the measures we advocate in this 

A NATIONAL union of carpenters and 
joiners means a more uniform standard 
of wages throughout the country. 

Local unions without a national or- 
ganization are like carpenters outside of 
a union — one works for one price, and the 
other for fiifty per cent less. 

What would the cigar makers, iron 
molders, iron and steel workers, locomo- 
tive engineers, and all the strong unions 
do were they without a national union? 

Donations, subscriptions and all 
moneys sent to sustain this monthly will 
be the best means to aid the work of na- 
tional organization. 

Labor is the foundation of all capital 
and the mother of all civilization and 
progress, and therefore has an eternal 
claim upon the value and profits of its 
own productions. 

It is ridiculous to call out police and 
soldiers to suppress strikes. Society 
is held together not by soldiers and 
armed force, but by ideas-the faith which 
each man has in some principle other 
than brute force. 

The Amalgamated Society of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners is a strong international 
union, with headquarters in England. It 
has several branches in this country, and 
they always work in harmony with the 
local carpenters' unions. 

We are pained to know there are two 
conflicting organizations of carpenters in 
Chicago and a few other places. The in- 
terests of labor suffer greatly through 
such differences. Were there a strong 
national union, one organization of the 
trade would be all we need in each city. 

In New York city an energetic agita- 
tion is going on among the organized 
trades for a half-holiday on Saturday. 
The movement has been successful in 
several European cities, and is worthy of 
adoption in our own country. 


For this number of The Carpknter we 
make no apology. The reasons for its 
publication are so urgent that its advent, 
no doubt, will be gladly welcomed by the 
journeymen carpenters. 

Other organized trades, such as the 
iron molders, cigar makers, granite cut- 
ters, locomotive engineers, and a host 
more, have their monthly trade journals. 
Why should not the journeymen carpen- 
ters have a monthly devoted to them? It 
is true that there are several monthlies 
published in the interest of the trade, 
but not one of them touches the question 
of most concern to us — the question of 
organization, more pay and shorter 

For years the carpenters of the whole 
country have been disorganized and with- 
out any common understanding. The 
300,000 men of the trade have been at 
the mercy of a few thousand contractors 
and boss builders. This year life has 
again pervaded our craft, and the men 
have reorganized their disbanded unions. 
To sustain these unions and strengthen 
them, to organize new ones, and to bring 
all together in one national trade organi- 
zation is the object of this journal. 

We propose to advocate the interests 
of the journeymen carpenters and join- 

We shall inculcate the principles of 
labor organization, believing as we do, 
that without organization the carpenters* 
trade would become the prey of unfair 
bosses, and the journeymen would be re- 
duced to poverty and want. 

We will strive to uplift the standard of 
workmanship in the craft and keep our 
readers fully informed on all discoveries 
and matters of practical interest to the 
trade. For that purpose we will devote 
a department to technical carpentry, and 
we hope to soon be able to publish dia- 
grams and designs to illustrate the sub- 

Our trade reports from various cities, 
rate of wages, etc., will be gleaned from 
reliable sources. Correspondence from 
local unions will form one of the features 
of our journal. 

Carpenters! This journal is published 
by the Carpenters and Joiners Unions of 
St. Louis, and we desire to make it your 
own journal. When a National Conven- 
tion is held it will then become the organ 
and property of the national organiza- 

How many unions are willing to assist 
in this work? This is a movement for 
the benefit of the whole trade. We have 
no doubt the local unions will show spirit 
enough to share some of the expenses, 
and that their members will step to the 
front and subscribe for this journal. 


We have given place to a German de- 
partment in this issue, that we might 
reach those of our craft who are Germans 
and unacquainted with the language of 
the land. As they comprise an over- 
whelmingly large element of the trade, 
and in this and other cities hosts of them 
are active in organizing carpenters' 
unions, we think it no more than right to 
give them a hearing. 


For years the carpenters and joiners of 
the United States have been either disor- 
ganized, or banded together in isolated 
local unions; no understanding between 
them, with one scale of wages in one 
city, and often a lower scale of wages in 
adjoining cities. 

Hence it was that when the panic 
came, piece-work was instituted, wages 
reduced and the hours of labor increased. 
The occasion was too much for local 
unions, and after many ineffectual strug- 
gles, they one by one disbanded. Dur- 
ing this time the iron moulders, printers, 
bricklayers, and a few trades, kept up 
their national unions and suffered but 
little compared with the carpenters. 

In the present age there is no hope for 
workingmen outside of organization. 
Without a trades union, the workman 
meets the employer at a great disadvan- 
tage. The capitalist has the advantage 
of past accumulations; the laborer, un- 
assisted by combination, has not. Know- 
ing this, the capitalist can wait, while his 
men, without funds, have no other alter- 
native but to submit. But with organi- 
zation the case is altered; and the more 
wide-spread the organization, the better. 
Then the workman is able to meet the 
employer on equal terms. No longer 
helpless and without resources, he has 
not only his union treasury, but the 
moneys of sister unions to support him 
in his demands. 

The learned professions have their 
unions, for the avowed purpose of ele- 
vating their calling. Manufacturers have 
also discovered the benefits of united, in 
place of divided, action, and they have 
numberless unions, local and national. 
In' various cities we find mechanics' ex- 
changes composed of boss builders. They 
look to each other's common interests. 
Shall we not profit by these lessons? If 
the strong combine, why should not the 

Carpenters, you have spent years to 
learn your trade; you have to furnish 
many tools; you lose a great deal of 
working time; you are continually sub- 
ject to perils of life and limb, and to the 
exposures of climate. Is your severe la- 
bor worth no more than a hare existence? 
Should you have naught but a beggarly 
pittance? It is a shame to think that 
carpenters in some cities have to work 
for $1.75 or $2 a day. If the carpen- 
ters were organized and banded together 
all over the country they would command 
more consideration. 

We must have a national union, em- 
bracing every competent carpenter, and 
founded on a basis as broad as the land 
in which we live. Single-handed we 
can accomplish very little; but united, 
there is no power of wrong we cannot 

A national union will bring an under- 
standing between the various cities, and 
will lead to uniform and higher wages 

This spring, some cities with good or- 
ganizations have had the courage to de- 
mand higher wages than others. But 
there is danger that the high wages will 
tempt carpenters to come from the 
cheaper cities. Hence, every city should 

be organzied, and the wages of all ad- 
vanced to a uniform standard. 

With a National Union the local unions 
can act in conjunction and in strikes as- 
sist each other financially. Men will not 
then rush so readily from one city to an- 
other and fill the places of their brothers 
on a strike. The state of trade in each 
city will he thoroughly known and the 
occurrence of a strike will be announced 
instantly. We can then maintain a 
monthly journal devoted to our organi- 
zation; but, best of all, strikes will be 
ler.s in number, for employers will then 
fear to oppose us. 

For these and a score of reasons, we 
appeal to you to help us organize a 
National Union of Carpenters and Join- 
ers. The St. Louis unions, impressed 
with the necessity of such a movement, 
have elected a provisional committee of 
five to arrange for a national conven- 
tion of the trade in some central city. 
They ask your co-operation. 

Let this appeal be read in your local 
unions. Then vote on it and send the 
result to the provisional committee. Re- 
member the expense so far has been 
borne by the St. Louis unions. All we 
ask is that you shall rise up and help 
this grand work, which will uplift the 
carpenters of America. 

It is said that in Bulgaria, if a build- 
ing falls and kills or seriously injures 
any one, the architect who designed and 
superintended the structure is impris- 
oned until it is shown beyond doubt that 
the accident was not the result of ignor- 
ance, carelessness or cupidity on his 


You can find no better way to build up 
your unions than to circulate this paper 
among non-union men. The Carpen- 
ter will be furnished to local unions at 
the low price of $2 per hundred, or 300 
for five dollars. Send in your order for 
the June number. 


Strikes should not be undertaken with- 
out thorough organization. To strike 
first and organize afterward is ill-advised, 
and the wrong way to work. Many a de- 
feated strike can trace the cause of the 
failure to the want of a strong union. 
With thorough organization, many a 
strike has been saved. Employers are 
generally very reluctant to oppose their 
workmen when they find the latter or- 
ganized. And the better the national 
organization, the stronger the local 

Carpenters desiring to form local 
unions can be furnished with a copy of 
Constitution and By-Laws by addressing 
the office of this journal. 

The Carpenter will be issued on the 
10th of each month. Subscribe for it! ! ! 

A little help from our friends and 
from local unions, and the next journal 
will be enlarged to eight pages. 

Local carpenters unions should take 
up the question of National Union and 
act upon it. 

MAY, 1981 


Continued from Page 2 

ing . . . This year life has again pervaded our craft, and 
the men have reorganized their disbanded unions. To 
sustain these unions and strengthen them, to organize new 
ones, and to bring all together in one national trade or- 
ganization is the object of this journal . . . 

"We shall inculcate the principles of labor organization, 
believing as we do, that without organization the carpen- 
ters' trade would become the prey of unfair bosses, and 
the journeymen would be reduced to poverty and want. 

"We will strive to uplift the standard of workmanship 
in the craft and keep our readers fully informed on all 
discoveries and matters of practical interest to the trade." 

For 100 years and through 1200 editions, this theme of 
organizing has pervaded the pages of The Carpenter. 
Echoing the 1881 words of Editor McGuire, General 
President William Konyha, in his first message to the 
membership upon taking office in 1980, also stressed the 
need to organize: "We are taking an aggressive stance in 
our organizing program . . . There are still thousands of 
unorganized workers in our crafts and industries, and our 
33rd General Convention at St. Louis took resolute action 
to expand our organizing activities. Under convention 
mandate, we have established an Industrial Department at 
the General Office, and . . . Our VOC program, under 
which volunteer organizing committees go out and per- 
sonally contact other industrial workers, is being 
'reborn' . . ." 

RIGHT: The covers of 
The Carpenter in 1915 
showed a carpenter 
with while shirt, black 
tie, and overalls at a 
work bench. 

BELOW: Peter Terzick. 
editor of The Carpenter 
for almost a quarter 
century, seated at left, 
was at one time presi- 
dent of the International 
Labor Press Associa- 
tion. He is seen here 
listening attentively to 
a speech by the late 
AFL-CIO President 
George Meany. 




The Carpenter has been published out of many cities 
over the past century. As a rule, each time the General 
Office changed location, The Carpenter went with it. 

For the first seven months of its existence. The Car- 
penter was published out of the union's provisional head- 
quarters at 911 N. 19th Street, St. Louis, Mo., but, in 
December, 1881, under convention mandate, it was 
moved to New York City, along with the General Office. 
It stayed there until 1884. 

In the November, 1884 Carpenter, a notice appeared 
announcing that the Brotherhood had moved its official 
headquarters to Cleveland. By 1887, it had moved once 
again, this time to Philadelphia. It stayed in Philadelphia, 
changing local addresses several times, until its 1903 move 
to Indianapolis, Ind. 

For the first 12 years after it moved to Indianapolis, 
The Carpenter was printed by an Indianapolis firm. But, 
in 1915, as authorized by the 18th General Convention, 
the Brotherhood built its own printing plant behind its 
newly owned and erected headquarters building. The 
magazine was printed in the Carpenters Printing Plant for 
45 years, until the General Office moved to Washington, 
D.C., in 1961. 

Once again, in 1961, the magazine was contracted out 
to a commercial firm. The vast technical changes in the 
printing industry as well as the high cost of equipment 
made it impractical for the organization to invest in a 
modern high-speed press. The magazine has been printed 
by a commercial firm in the Washington, D.C., area for 
the past 20 years. 


The style, format, and contents of The Carpenter have 
varied considerably over the years. The first two issues 
were four-page, tabloid-size newspapers. From July, 1881, 
until 1890, the publication operated as an eight-page, tab- 
sized newspaper. Then in the 1890s, while printed from 
Philadelphia, the newspaper increased to 16 pages, a for- 
mat it maintained until March, 1905. 

Most of these early issues of The Carpenter concen- 
trated on the heroic organizing efforts which were being 
carried out at the time from border to border and coast to 
coast. Articles on the need for shorter work hours and the 
fight for eight and nine-hour days were printed in almost 
every issue, as well as news from local unions across the 
country, listings of all local "corresponding secretaries," 
and "monthly reports" of all incoming local revenue. 

The Carpenter also had a German section, which ap- 
peared as early as the first issue, to make sure that the 
many immigrants in the Brotherhood were kept informed. 
McGuire explained, "As they comprise an overwhelm- 
ingly large element of the trade, and in this and other 
cities hosts of them are active in organizing carpenters' 
unions, we think it no more than right to give them a 

In December, 1901, a French section was also added on 
behalf of the Brotherhood's Canadian members. 


In March, 1905, while printed in Indianapolis, The 
Carpenter adopted a digest-size format upon the recom- 
mendation of the 13th General Convention. Then-editor 
Frank Duffy, General Secretary of the Brotherhood, gave 
several reasons for the change: 

"One was, its unsightly appearance; another that it was 
of unusual dimensions; and still another, that it was in- 
convenient to carry around without doubling it up and 
thus spoiling it." 


n Caipenlcr the Fulu e Ca pen et a 
Favonle Jounul, al home. 

A page from an early issue. 

The front page in 1895. 

Pressmen check a 1961 edition. 

As a magazine, The Carpenter generally carried edi- 
torial and general information-type articles pertaining to 
the trade. Special sections were devoted to organizing fea- 
tures, local union news and correspondence, and carpen- 
ter craft problems. German and French sections continued 
to appear up until August, 1917, when American troops 
first went into battle in France during World War I. 
Commercial advertising of products relating to the trade, 
which had appeared as early as the first newspaper issue, 
continued to fill the pages of the publication. 

An interesting feature of this early version of the maga- 
zine was its front cover. Unlike the colorful variety of 
covers which appear on the front of today's magazine, 
most of the early front covers of The Carpenter were 
simple, black-line drawings on a blue background. The 
same picture often remained on the cover for years at a 
time. It wasn't until October, 1937 that a true variety of 
covers appeared, showing artistic and scenic views, photo- 
graphs of the General Officers, and labor slogans. During 
the World War II years, the magazine covers carried 
patriotic illustrations. 

For 38 years The Carpenter magazine generally ran 64 
pages per month. But, in December, 1943, the length was 
cut in half due to a paper shortage caused by the war. An 
explanation appeared in the December, 1945 magazine: 

"Although the war is over, the paper situation remains 
extremely tight. Our quota is so limited that we must 
continue confining The Carpenter to 32 pages instead of 
the usual 64. Until such time as the paper situation im- 
proves, this will have to be our right." 

It wasn't until July, 1948 that the magazine expanded, 
this time to 48 pages per month, which continued until 


When the General Office moved to Washington, D.C. in 
1961, The Carpenter adopted a new magazine format, 
which it has maintained to this day. A special convention 
issue, printed in September, 1960, had previewed this new 

Running 40 pages per month, the magazine included 
more features, more pictures, more art work, and more 

color, as well as a special Canadian section. A different 
cover appeared on every issue, and local union and ap- 
prenticeship and training news was published every month. 

Since 1915, The Carpenter had been operating on a 
five-cent per capita tax allocation. But, in 1961, with 
printing costs quadrupled, the Brotherhood decided to in- 
crease the amount to 10 cents. Today, the publication is 
financed by a 25-cent per capita tax. 

Subscription costs for The Carpenter have also changed 
over the years. A century ago, a one-year subscription to 
The Carpenter newspaper amounted to 50 cents per year. 
When the publication became a digest-size magazine in 
.1905, the cost rose to $1.00, and, today, the cost is $7.50 
per year. 


Over the course of a century, only a handful of talented 
men have taken pen in hand to write and edit The Car- 
penter magazine. General Secretary-Treasurer Peter J. 
McGuire served as editor until 1901, when General Sec- 
retary Frank Duffy took charge. Duffy handled the reins 
until 1948, when, under the direction of the new General 
Secretary Albert E. Fischer, Peter Terzick was brought 
in from the Union Register, a Portland, Ore., publication, 
to serve as editor of the magazine. In 1961, Terzick was 
named General Treasurer by M. A. Hutcheson, and he 
continued to hold both the editor's and treasurer's post 
until his retirement in 1971. 

At this time. Associate Editor Roger A. Sheldon took 
charge under the administration of General Secretary 
Richard E. Livingston, and, in 1978, John S. Rogers be- 
came General Secretary of the Brotherhood, assuming 
control of the magazine. He currently works with a staff 
of two, Associate Editor Roger A. Sheldon and Editorial 
Assistant Kathy Addis. 

For 100 years, The Carpenter has maintained its high 
journalistic standards, spreading the ideals of trade union- 
ism to a constantly growing audience of Brotherhood 
members. As one of the major voices of our union, it will 
continue to inform dedicated trade unionists for centuries 
to come. 

MAY, 1981 

Labor Expresses Shock, Dismay 

Building Trades Conference Cut 
Short by Shooting of President 


AssislanI Editor, AFL-CIO News 

America's trade union movement re- 
acted with shock and outrage to the 
attempted assassination of President 
Reagan, and workers everywhere joined 
in the prayers for the full recovery of all 
the victims. 

In Denver, hours after the shooting, 
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland spoke 
to participants in a 10-state regional con- 
ference of the shock waves from the 

Such mad violence threatens society's 
foundations, Kirkland said, assaulting 
"not only the public servants who stand 
in the line of fire, but the people at large." 
Democratic institutions such as the trade 
union movement "require for their sur- 
vival civilized discourse in a humane 
society," he noted. 

"Whatever our differences with the 
President's policies," Kirkland said, "we 
have never doubted that we share with 
him an overriding common purpose — 
the good of our country." 

The trauma and dismay was especially 
felt by more than 5,000 delegates and 
guests at the legislative conference of the 
AFL-CIO Building & Construction Trades 
Dept., where Reagan had spoken just 
minutes before the shooting. 

Reagan had addressed the group at the 
start of the afternoon session on the open- 
ing day of what was scheduled as a three- 
day legislative conference. It was his first 
speech to a union meeting since he 
assumed the presidency. 

The President received respectful atten- 
tion from an audience that had come to 
Washington to lobby against many of the 
policies and program cuts advocated by 

his Administration. And there was warm 
applause for his tribute to the courage of 
Poland's workers and his insistence that 
this country must be "strong enough to 
remain free." 

Backstage, White House Press Sec. 
James S. Brady listened to the audience 
reaction and made notes on his copy of 
the President's text. 

Reagan had jusi left the hotel and was 
entering his limousine when the shots 
rang out. 

When the delegates convened the next 
morning, the president of the building 
trades department, Robert A. Georgine, 
somberly asked their attention. 

He spoke of the horror they all felt — 
deeper and more painful, perhaps, be- 
cause of their proximity to the event. 

After the group had joined in the 
prayer offered by the Rev. Joseph Dona- 
hue, the department's long-time chaplain, 
Georgine relayed the decision that had 
been concurred in by the presidents of 
the 15 affiliated unions, to adjourn the 
formal proceedings of the conference. "It 
is simply not appropriate that we con- 
tinue." he said. 

The building trades leaders made it 
clear that they remained committed to a 
program that in some areas puts them 
firmly opposed to Administration poli- 
cies, and to the protection of labor laws 
and standards that have been special 
targets of Reagan's right-wing supporters. 

But they also made clear, before the 
President's speech as well as in its after- 
math, their readiness to cooperate with 
the Administration in areas of common 

At the opening session of the con- 
ference. Labor Sec. Raymond J. Donovan 
spoke from the vantage point of a con- 

LEFT: Secretary of Labor Ray Donovan 
spoke to the opening morning session of 
the Building Trades Legislative Con- 
ference, before the Presidential 
assassination attempt of the afternoon. 
He stressed the Reagan Administration's 
common goals with labor — full employ- 
ment, productivity, and national defense. 

BELOW: President Reagan addressed the 
delegates at the beginning of the after- 
noon session. There was warm applause 
when he expressed support for the 
Polish workers. 

tractor who had negotiated with the 
building trades and knew their industry 
first hand. 

Donovan stressed common goals, such 
as "full employment through economic 
growth," reiterated the Administration's 
insistence on reducing what he called 
"seemingly attractive programs that are 
not cost effective," and asked that he and 
the Administration be judged on "results" 
that are achieved. 

Neither Donovan nor Reagan, how- 
ever, sought to gloss over the policy 
differences between labor and the 

Reagan insisted that the first priority is 
to curb government spending and that 
Congress must enact his entire economic 

"If only part of the package is passed 
by the Congress, we will only ease some 
of our problems, and that is no solution 
at all," Reagan said. 

The nation's "economic mess" came 
about "because our leaders have forgotten 
that we built this great nation on reward- 
ing the work ethic instead of punishing 
it," the President insisted. 

The cancelled days of the conference 
were to have included workshops on po- 
litical, legislative, organizing, energy, pen- 
sion and legal issues as well as talks by 
congressional leaders of both parties and 
an address by AFL-CIO President Lane 
Kirkland. Former Labor Sec. Ray Mar- 
shall was a scheduled participant in a 
panel on the Davis-Bacon Act. 


V\' x^^^ 

Organizing Struggles Ahead, Warns Konyiia 

Many crucial organizing struggles confront Building 
Trades unions in the 1980s, General President William 
Konyha warned delegates to the BCTD Legislative 
Conference workshop on organizing, which he served 
as chairman. 

"We all know that without solid organizing efforts, 
the 4.5-million-member AFL-CIO Building and Con- 
struction Trades Department would not be what it is 
today," he said. 

He introduced three workshop panelists who led the 
discussions, including the Brotherhood's associate gen- 
eral counsel. Bob Pleasure. 

Brotherhood Leader Helped Subdue Gunman 
Following Attempt on President's Life 

Alfred Antenucci, president and busi- 
ness representative of Local 1750, Cleve- 
land, O., helped to subdue John W. 
Hinckley following the attack on Presi- 
dent Reagan at the Building and Con- 
struction Trades Legislative Conference 
in Washington, March 30. 

In fact, news pictures show that 
Antenucci was probably the first person 
to fall upon Hinckley after the six shots 
were fired from his pistol. He was 
roughed up in the ensuing melee, as 
Secret Service men swarmed all over the 
suspected assassin. 

It was a quick and strong response to 
the tragic aftermath of the President's 
visit to the BCTD conference, and 
Antenucci checked into Georgetown Uni- 
versity Hospital in Washington three 
hours later because of an irregular heart- 
beat and palpitations. He was in the in- 
tensive care unit for several days, and, 
as The Carpenter goes to press in mid- 
April, Antenucci, age 67, is still recover- 
ing from the ordeal. 

The Cleveland leader told the press 
that he and Frank McNamara, president 
of the Cleveland District Council, arrived 
late at the conference hotel. The Wash- 
ington Hilton. Security was tight around 
the conference hall, and they were not 
allowed in, as the President had already 
begun his talk to the afternoon session. 

The two men decided to wait at a side 
entrance to the hotel, hoping to get a 
glimpse of the President as he left. They 
were able to stand behind a rope near 
the news reporters and photographers who 
had hurried outside the building. 

"I saw this kid in front of me with his 
hands in his pockets," says Antenucci. 
"I didn't think anything of it. Then I 
saw him point a gun, and he shot two 
shots. I didn't know who was shot. I 
punched the kid in the back of the head 
twice. He started falling. He fired two 
more shots while he was going down. I 
fell on top of him." 

Then a Secret Service man elbowed 
him to get him off the alleged assailant. 

"Blood and bodies were all over," 
Antenucci described the scene later. "I 
didn't know about the President." 

On the day following the assassination 
attempt, Antenucci received a call from 
Paul A. Russo, special assistant to the 
president, thanking him on behalf of the 
White House for the role he played in 
subduing Hinkley. Antenucci, a solidly 
built former prize fighter, merely claimed 
that he did "what any American would 
have done, or at least what any construc- 
tion worker would have done." 

Several days later, California Con- 
gressman Tom Lantos honored Antenucci 
with a tribute that was entered into The 
Congressional Record. Addressing the 
Speaker of the House, Lantos said, "Mr. 

Antenucci is a decent American who has 
worked in the labor movement since the 
Thirties. He is a man committed to his 
country and to his union ... he knows 
the realities of life as a hard working 
citizen. On Monday he demonstrated the 
most noble aspects of the American 

Both Antenucci and McNamara were 
interviewed by the FBI and the news 
media before Antenucci, who has high 
blood pressure, went to the hospital. 
Antenucci was later interviewed by the 
CBS-TV program "Sixty Minutes." 

The last serious attack on a president 
occurred in September, 1975, as Gerald 
Ford was leaving a San Francisco hotel. 
Coincidentally, he, too, had been ad- 
dressing a Building and Construction 
Trades Department conference. 

Al Antenucci, 
above, was the 
first man to jump 
on alleged assailant 
John Hinckley, Jr., 
shown being led 
away at right by 
secret service 
agents and Wash- 
ington, D.C., 

— United Press 

MAY, 1981 



National Bureau of Standards researchers have 
completed a study which shows that existing build- 
ing codes do not present major barriers to the 
installation and acceptance of solar heating and 
cooling systems. The study also concludes that code 
officials need additional training and better back-up 
material to evaluate systems and properly inspect 
the installations. 

Researchers gathered data from builders and 
building code officials who had been involved with 
projects sponsored by HUD and DOE during a 
3-year period of the ongoing Solar Residential 
Demonstration Program. HUD and DOE established 
this program in 1974 to promote solar use across 
the country. To determine if building code officials 
tended to reject solar projects because of building 
codes that did not adequately address solar 
designs, HUD and DOE asked CBT to review the 
responses of builders and building code officials. 
An analysis of their reactions shows that: 

• 80% of local building code officials believe that 
there are no major barriers in building codes 
which would impede the installation of solar 
energy systems in their jurisdictions. 

• Solar builders face no greater or lesser difficulty 
in getting their projects approved by building 
officials than do non-solar builders. However, 
approximately 25% of the building officials 
indicated that solar applications presently require 
additional processing. 

• Building code officials are concerned with toxic 
fluids used in solar systems, the adequacy of 
older structures to support the added solar 
components, and the inherent complexity asso- 
ciated with installing solar systems in large, 
multifamily buildings. 

• Code officials would be better prepared to eval- 
uate solar installations if they knew more about 
the different solar energy systems on the market. 
Code officials reported that programs that train 
evaluators and inspectors, develop manuals of 
accepted practice, and certify solar equipment 
would be beneficial. 


Timber harvests from the National Forests should 
be increased to meet booming demand in the 1980s 
and help bring inflation under control, a forest 
industry spokesman told Congress recently. 

The 1982 timber sale program should be 
increased from the 11.9 billion board foot level 
recommended by the Carter Administration to a 
minimum of 12.2 billion board feet; timber sale 
targets for 1990 and 2000 should be 17.1 billion 
board feet and 18.7 billion board feet, said John F. 
Hall, vice president, resource and environment 
programs, of the National Forest Products Associa- 
tion. He testified at a Senate Appropriations sub- 
committee hearing on the proposed fiscal 1982 
Forest Service budget. 

Housing starts in the coming decade are 
expected to average two million annually. Hall said. 
"Unless steps are taken to provide adequate sup- 
plies to meet these demands, timber prices can be 
expected to skyrocket, adding to inflationary 
pressures," he said. 


In late March, the US Senate confirmed Thome 
G. Auchter, a Florida construction executive, as 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health. 

The new OSHA head said his highest priority is 
"to make OSHA the leader in a coordinated and 
cooperative approach by all concerned to solve the 
problems involved in providing safe and healthful 
conditions for American workers." 

Albert Angrisani, a Chase-Manhattan bank 
executive, was approved as Assistant Secretary for 
Employment and Training, and Timothy J. Ryan, an 
attorney for employer groups, was confirmed as 
Solicitor of Labor. 


More than 20 U.S. senators recently sent Presi- 
dent Reagan a letter expressing their total commit- 
ment to pushing through Congress a tax cut for 
hard-pressed, middle-income Americans. The letter 
urged President Reagan to veto any tax plan which 
did not include individual income tax reductions. 

Declaring that "the middle-income family has 
been forgotten by government," the letter called 
the three-year, 30% tax cuts "urgent." 


The honeymoon period ended very quickly for 
some of the new Republican agency heads in 
Washington, especially for those who tried to throw 
their weight around in employee relations. When 
James Watt, the new Interior Secretary, decreed 
that all women employed on his 6th floor of the 
Department of Interior building would have to wear 
skirts and dresses, every woman lawyer in the 
Department showed up in slacks the very next day. 



Canada Conference Moves Toward Greater Voice 
In Internal Affairs Throughout the Provinces 

Recenf Meeting in Toronto Adopts Bylaws, Faces CLC Challenge 

In an effort to bring greater unity and 
purpose to the Brotherhood's 184 local 
unions and 16 district councils in Can 
ada, the General Officers established, in 
the 1960s, an informal policy group 
known as the Canada Conference. 

Designed to bring together Brother- 
hood leaders from throughout the Cana- 
dian provinces for a periodic examination 
of administrative procedures, political 
policy and organizing activities, the Can- 
ada Conference has become the major 
forum for Canadian leaders outside of 
the General Convention. 

The latest assembly of the Canada 
Conference was held March 19 and 20 in 
Toronto, Ont., with 19 official delegates 
and almost two dozen guests attending, 
in addition to General President William 
Konyha, First General Vice President Pat 
Campbell, General Secretary John Rogers, 
Ninth District Board Member John Car- 
ruthers, and Tenth District Board Mem- 
ber Ron Dancer. 

There was much discussion at this 
year's sessions about the continuing dis- 
pute between Building Trades unions and 
the Canadian Labour Congress over con- 
vention representation, per capita tax 
payments, and actions of the Quebec 
Federation of Labour. Though partici- 
pants in the conference expressed con- 
cern over the threat of suspension from 
the CLC, they were assured by General 
President Konyha that the Brotherhood 
would continue to leave the door open 
for an honest discussion of the issues, 
but he made it clear that the Brother- 
hood will not back down on the prin- 
ciples involved in the dispute. (For a full 
statement on the Brotherhood's position 
on this matter, turn to Page 10.) 

In a discussion of Brotherhood growth 
in the provinces, western leaders asked 
for more organizers to support their acti- 
vities. The General Officers reminded 
that there is already authorization for at 
least two general organizers in each pro- 
vince and that the Ninth District has 
already reached this level of staffing. 
President Konyha assured western leaders 
that he will name two to each of the 
western and prairie provinces of the 
Tenth District when he receives names 
of qualified candidates. 

The 1981 conference took steps to 
firm up its existence. A special commit- 
tee has been meeting once a year since 
1976 to write bylaws for the conference. 
New amendments were presented at the 
Toronto sessions, and a final set of laws 
was adopted for submission to the Gen- 
eral President. 

The conference accepted a proposal 
for financing its activities on a per capita 
tax basis. General President Konyha as- 
sured continued financial support "to get 

On hand for the discussions at the Canadian Conference, at the head table, from 
left, were: General Secretary John Rogers, First General Vice President Pat Camp- 
bell; General President William Konyha; Leopold Lavoie, secretary-treasurer of the 
conference; William Zander, president of the BC Provincial Council of Carpenters; 
General Representative Ted Ryan; and Ninth District Board Member John 
Carruthers. The pictures below show some of the participants in the conference. 

the conference off the ground." 

More vice presidents were added to 
the organization, making a total of three. 
The Yukon Territory was given delegate 

William Zander, president of the Brit- 
ish Columbia Provincial Council, led a 
discussion of the Brotherhood's continu- 
ing jurisdiction problems with the Lab- 
ourers. There were reports on the prob- 
lem from Toronto, British Columbia, 
and Newfoundland. 

Tulio Mior gave a lengthy report on 
the conflict between members employed 
by Boise Cascade in northern Ontario 
and local police authorities. The confer- 
ence adopted a resolution to write the 
attorney general of Ontario protesting 

the continuing harassment of UBC mem- 
bers by the Ontario provincial police. 

Lome Robson reported continued 
progress in the signing of reciprocal 
agreements among the trustees of a num- 
ber of pension plans in the Tenth District. 
He invited plans in the Ninth District to 
conclude similar agreements, so that a 
member can work and travel throughout 
Canada and receive credit for all of his 
welfare and pension contributions. 

As the conference closed. President 
Konyha praised the progress made by 
the Canadian leaders. He implored dele- 
gates to set aside their differences and 
work together to resolve the many prob- 
lems that affect all Brotherhood members 
across the nation. 

MAY, 1981 

Failure of Canadian 
Labour Congress to 
Solve Issues Involving 
Building Trades 
Canadian Unity 

Since its founding in 1956, the Canadian Labour 
Congress has counted heavily upon the 14 Building 
Trades unions of North America for its stability 
and growth. 

Almost 400,000 of its more than 2.3 million 
members are Building Tradesmen. More than 
70,000 of this total are members of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. 

As we go to press with this May issue of The 
Carpenter, the CLC is prepared to sever its relations 
with the Brotherhood and the other 20% of its 
total membership in a factional dispute which 
should have been avoided. 

On March 11, CLC President Dennis McDermott 
and the CLC Executive notified the 14 Building 
Trades unions that they would all be suspended 
from the CLC on April 30, 1981, unless they paid 
up their per capita dues — which the unions have 
not been paying in a joint boycott for more than a 
year and which, they contend, they will not pay as 
a matter of principle. 

A special bulletin sent to all Canadian local 
unions and councils, last month, by General Presi- 
dent Konyha and reprinted at right, explains the 
Brotherhood's position. 

To All Local Unions and Provincial Councils in 

As most of our Canadian members know, there is a 
serious disruption in the Canadian labour movement, 
brought on by the stubborn refusal of the Canadian 
Labour Congress Executive to settle its long-standing 
differences with the Building Trades and a refusal by 
the CLC Executive to even discuss further these 
differences before a suspension deadline of April 30. 

It is truly a time when Brotherhood affiliates must 
stand together, as we have for 100 years, one 
continent, one union dedicated to the best interests of 
all of our members and not torn apart by the false 
hopes of some political factions. 

We deeply regret the CLC action. However, the 
principles at stake demand that we maintain our 
concerted action with our sister unions of the Building 
and Construction Trades Department. 

Basically, the issues that separate us are a clear 
case of taxation without representation and an attempt 
by the CLC to intrude into the internal workings of 
its affiliates, contrary to the basic, fundamental 
principles of the Federation. 

// is also a clear case of violating the Canadian 
Federation's own constitution — by permitting, and 
even encouraging, the Quebec Federation of Labour 
and the Quebec Provincial government itself to sanc- 
tion another Building Trades organization, in 
competition with the existing Building Trades struc- 
ture already functioning throughout the nation which 
preceded the CLC. 

Finally, it is a clear case of certain industrial groups 
and certain public employee unions using the CLC to 
their own advantage, attempting to divide Building 
Tradesmen, including members of our own Brother- 

Canadian and US Carpenters have been one 
indivisible union since Peter McGuire first stepped off 
a train in Southern Ontario in the 1880s and began 
talking with Canadian Carpenters at the railway 
station about plans for a united, continent-wide labour 

Down through the years, Canadians and Americans 
have participated equally in the functions of our great 
organization. Our Canadian members must not allow 
disruptive elements in the CLC to pipe the tune to 
which they dance or to destroy what they have built 
up over a century of progress. 

The Brotherhood was instrumental in the founding 
of the AFL a hundred years ago. It was also instru- 
mental in the establishment of the Trades and Labour 
Congress of Canada, predecessor of the CLC. In fact, 
Tom Moore, a Brotherhood general organizer, served 
as president of the TLC for almost 25 years — a full 
quarter century. 

When the CLC was founded almost 25 years ago — 
before the great upsurge of the public employee unions 
and the growth of Canadian industry in the modern 
era — Canadian Building Tradesmen, including the 
Carpenters, were vital components of the new federa- 
tion and played a leading role in its growth and 



As we see it, the Executive of the CLC has 
tarnished the celebration of the CLC's silver anni- 
versary, which we had hoped to share, by its unilateral 
action on March 12, 1981, suspending Building 
Trades unions, effective April 30, supposedly for the 
non-payment of per capita dues. 

The Building Trades have tried for years to obtain 
fair representation at CLC conventions in order to 
effectively present their grievances. Representation at 
a CLC convention is based upon the number of local 
unions which an affiliated national or international 
union has, rather than on the number of its members. 
Many of the CLC affiliates have a great number of 
small local unions, each entitled to a delegate, whereas 
the Building Trades and their international unions 
have a smaller number of local unions with large 

Based on the application of the CLC Constitution, 
public service unions, for example, have 27% of the 
CLC membership and exercise 45.6% of the vote. 

Building Trades unions have 15% of the CLC 
membership and exercise only 7.2 % of the vote . . . 
Certainly a clear case of unfair and unbalanced 

In a separate grievance, the Building Trades have 
protested to the CLC Executive against the actions of 
the Quebec Federation in interfering with Building 
Trades autonomy and then blatantly setting up a rival 
Building Trades Council in Quebec. 

In spite of our protests, the QFL persists in its 
efforts to dictate to the rest of Canadian labour, and 
the CLC Executive is unwilling or unable to take 
appropriate disciplinary measures to correct the 

For more than 15 months the Building Trades have 
tried to resolve their differences with the CLC and the 
QFL. It was only recently that the CLC agreed to sit 
down with a negotiating committee of the Building 
Trades. The meetings which followed produced no 
mutually satisfying results. 

Our major concern in all of this is that our 
Brotherhood affiliates stand firm against this disrup- 
tive action and rumors spread through the press about 
impending raids against our unions and other 
Building Trades unions. We have been threatened 
many times before, and we are not afraid. 

We agree with those who state that a divided 
labour movement will serve the worst enemies of 
organized labour and add to the many complex and 
difficult problems facing the trade union movement 

However, we will not submit to any form of oppres- 
sion or abandon our principles in this situation. 

Our decision to withhold per capita tax from the 
CLC was based upon sound trade union principles. 
We refuse to continue to contribute to a body which 
has adopted a policy of encroachment on the structure 
of our union and other trade unions in Canada. 
Neither the UBC nor other Building Trades unions is 
opposed to trade union unity, nor do we wish this 
impasse to continue. 

Historically, in each generation, our Brotherhood 

has been threatened by over-reaching Federations 
seeking to disrupt our basic principles and autonomy. 
We have been required on those occasions to suspend 
affiliation temporarily until the basic, fundamental 
challenges that gave rise to the threat to our autonomy 
have been corrected. This situation is no different 
from our temporary withdrawal from the AFL-CIO 
in 1956, when assaults on our jurisdiction were spon- 
sored by that Federation. Today, the QFL has been 
given carte blanche by the CLC to undermine our 

Our impending expulsion will be the action of 
President McDermott. It is he who has pushed this 
situation to the crisis stage. To say the least, he has 
shown poor judgment and a lack of understanding 
and leadership. 

The UBC stands ready to continue discussions, as 
do our sister affiliates of the Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Department. 

It must be made clear that any break with the CLC 
does not mean that our Canadian industrial affiliates 
are cast adrift. Just the opposite is true. We are deter- 
mined to support and to strengthen every unit of this 
Brotherhood throughout the provinces, no matter 
what the outcome of this confrontation with the CLC. 

We urge our Canadian members not to break ranks 
in the current situation. There is much to lose by such 

Your General Officers have discussed these prob- 
lems fully with leaders of our Canada Conference and 
with the leaders of the AFL-CIO Building Trades 

Therefore, I can assure you that President 
Georgine, and the Executive Committee of the 
Canadian Building and Construction Trades Depart- 
ment stand ready to continue their discussions in an 
effort to resolve those pending issues which separate 
us from the Canadian Labour Congress. 

Our Brotherhood has always stood for trade union 
unity and fair discussions of issues and will maintain 
our principles during this present crisis. 

I have, since meeting with the Canada Conference, 
maintained an open line of communication with our 
affiliates in Canada on this matter and fully under- 
stand all of the ramifications. 

Fraternally yours. 

General President 

MAY, 1981 


North American Labor Continues Support 
of Polish Workers in Time of Crisis 

In response to the heroic struggle of 
more than ten million Polish workers to 
win government recognition of their right 
to form free and independent trade 
unions, the AFL-CIO established a Polish 
Workers Aid Fund. This fund, created to 
provide Polish unions with badly needed 
financial aid as well as moral support, has 
now passed the $200,000 mark. 

The Polish union, Solidarity, divided 
into 17 regions, seems to be persevering 
even in the midst of ongoing struggle and 
discouraging dispute. This is, in part, due 
to the AFL-CIO Polish Workers Aid 
Fund which has supplied electric and 
manual typewriters, duplicating machines, 
office supplies and small appliances, and, 
in a larger outlay of funds, a small bus- 
like vehicle which is now in regular use 
by Solidarity. 

Many individuals, locals, and inter- 
national unions have sent in generous 
contributions to the fund. Contributors 
may wonder how the money is being 
spent and whether any of the purchases 
actually reach the Polish workers' unions 
safely. In fact the actual money is not 


Poland's new free trade unions 
need our help to get off the ground. 
You can help by contributing to the 
FUND. Make checks payable to the 
Polish Workers Aid Fund, and send 

% AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer 

815 Sixteenth St. N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20006. 

sent into Poland. Rather, purchases of 
supplies and equipment are made in 
response to the needs outlined by Soli- 
darity officials, and these officials later 
confirm the arrival of the necessary 
supplies in Poland. 

In addition to the Polish Workers Aid 
Fund, Frontlash, the labor-supported 
youth group, has formed a Polish Work- 
ers Task Force. Frontlash leaders have 
contacted student government and polit- 
ical clubs on college university campuses, 
and in recent weeks many committees 
have been formed on campuses across 
the United States to meet the response 
of the students. 

Last fall, AFL-CIO President Lane 
Kirkland commented to the Polish Work- 
ers Aid Fund General Board on the 
importance of establishing a free trade 
union movement in Poland as a "cause 
of peace." He said, "... I see no reason 
whatsoever why we should hesitate to 
respond to the needs of our brothers who 
through their own courage, and their own 
risk and their sacrifice have undertaken 
the enormous task of creating a viable 
free trade union movement in Poland. 
There is only one consideration that 
guides me in this matter. And that is the 
interest and the wishes of the Polish 
workers themselves." 

The AFL-CIO is prepared to support 
an extension of American credits to 
Poland, but only it such aid is condi- 
tioned on the continued survival of that 
country's new free trade union move- 

"Only then can we be assured that the 
Polish workers, through their free unions, 
will be in a position to defend their 
gains and to struggle for a fair share of 
the benefits of Western aid," the Execu- 
tive Council said. 

From our own experience, we know 
how important it is to form free trade 
unions. Without genuine unions, workers 
cannot advance their living and working 
conditions. The struggle of the Polish 
workers is far from over. It is important 
for us to help them reach their goal by 
continuing to contribute generously to 
their cause. 

Letters from Poland 
Reveal True Feelings 

With the Polish economy in chaos and 
with Soviet troops hovering within and 
about the country's borders, Joseph Jedd, 
Polish-bom bursar at Stanford University 
in California, is anxiously appraising the 
most recent letters from his sisters at 

"It seems that they are naively thinking 
that the Russians will allow this explo- 
sion of Polish patriotism to continue," he 
says gravely, holding a letter written 
recently by his 71 -year old sister Janina. 

He translates, "As you know, we are 
living in difficult times. We are not 
hungry, that is true. But it is very tiring 
waiting for everything in lines. Before 
Christmas I thought my legs would give 
up. ... It is worse for those who have 
children. An old person can do without 
many things." 

The letter continues, "This year does 
not promise to be better as far as food 
is concerned — maybe worse. But it will 
be better as far as freedom and liberty. 
We all belong to 'Solidarity.* 


"We went through a lot, and no one 
knows what the future will bring. We find 
with surprise that the people whom we 
trusted (Polish government officials) were 
without scruples and were lying to us and 
stealing while talking about patriotism! 
What irony! 

"I think the authority of the Polish 
Pope is of immeasurable value to us 
Poles, and also the Nobel Prize that came 
our way," Janina writes. 

The almost defiant optimism of the 
letter alarms Jedd, who left his native 
Poland right after the German invasion 
of 1939. A Stanford veteran of 20 years, 
he has maintained close ties with his 
home, visiting almost every year and 
keeping abreast of news through a net- 
work of Polish friends. 

"The Russians are nervous — extremely 
nervous about this situation," Jedd ex- 
plains. "This battle, which is seemingly 
for better working conditions, is really 
a very patriotic thing in Poland. This is 
something the West doesn't really catch. 

'The Poles are a little more emotional 
about things. They are almost fanatic in 
their patriotism," he says. He notes that 
the situation could result in horrendous 
bloodshed should the Soviets decide to 

In another letter, his youngest sister 
Zosia, a music teacher in Krakow, asks 
for an outsider's viewpoint: "So much is 
happening here, giving rise to the greatest 
hopes and at the same time to restless 
inquietude," she writes. 

"How does it all look from the out- 
side? How does it look from your point 
of view? How does it compare to the 
truth? and finally, where lies the truth? 

"Is it as bad as a card I received from 
Contiiiued on next page 



A Thousand Years of Change for the Polish People 

Pressure from outside influences such as the Soviet Union 
are not new to Poland, the Polish People's Republic. Its 
history is littered with invasions and assaults and the conse- 
quent redrawing of borders. Poland first emerged as a state 
around the year 1000 — a union of Slavic tribes. By 1492, 
after successful wars, treaties, and dynastic unions, an en- 
larged Poland counted the territories of Lithuania, Hungary, 
Prussia, Bohemia, and Pomerania in its sphere of influence. 
By by 1667 war and civil strife — as well as expansionist neigh- 
bors — had eaten away at its borders. After three partitions, 
Poland was devoured by Russia, Prussia, and Austria and 
wiped off Europe's maps by 1795. Poland was reborn in the 

early 1800s when Napoleon conquered Prussia and Austria, 
and after his defeat in 1815 it became the Russian-ruled 
Kingdom of Poland. Following World War I, Poland emerged 
as a parliamentary republic, remaining free until Sept. 1, 1939, 
when Nazi Germany invaded from the north, west, and south. 
Soon afterward it was overrun from the east — by the Soviet 
Union. After winning the war, the Allied Powers effectively 
moved Poland westward, adding captured German territory 
and leaving sizable Ukrainian and Byelorussian minorities 
outside its eastern border. Today's Poland, its boundaries set 
by the Allies, occupies almost the same territory it did a 
millennium ago. 

a friend in the U.S. which said, 'In view 
of the impending calamities I wish you 
much spiritual strength'? Or maybe it's 
not as bad. I am more optimistic. I don't 
believe it will end in catastrophe. 

'The whole nation prays for the peace 
and liberty so much fought for by our 

forefathers," Zosia adds. 

"In her last letter she was terribly 
optimistic and euphoric. Now she wond- 
ers why we are so pessimistic," Jedd 
says. "It seems they are happy but 

Both of Jedd's sisters describe short- 

ages of such basic commodities as butter, 
yeast, matches, and of baby food for the 
grandchildren. Zosia tells of being elated 
over finding chocolate and almonds in 
Budapest over Christmas. 

"I listened recently (on the radio) that 
Continued on page 26 

MAY, 1981 


Building Trades 
Job Safety. Health 
Conference Held 

The Building Trades new Joint Occu- 
pational Safety and Health Program con- 
tinues to expand its activities with the 
strong support of the United Brother- 
hood and other affiliates. 

Brotherhood Research Director Nick 
Loope has been assigned additional re- 
sponsibilities as occupational safety and 

health director, and he arranged a special 
conference of Building Trades safety 
directors and representatives at the Gen- 
eral Office in March. 

At that time, Harlan B. Jervis, a 
special adviser from the Labor Depart- 
ment's Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, met with General Presi- 
dent William Konyha and Loope to 
discuss the development of a year-round 
joint safety and health effort in the 
Building Trades. 

At an early meeting in December, 
General President Konyha recommended 
the establishment of a national joint 
committee for occupational safety and 

OSHA Official Il.iil.u, Jcrvi'., :ii;hl, 
meets witli General Hrcsident Konyha 
and Nick Loope, the Brotherhood's 
occupational safety and health director. 




of the Building Trades 

occupational safety and health committee during a 

March session in the Brotherhood's headquarters auditorium. 

Konyha Named 
To WISH Board 

General President William Konyha has 
been named to the board of directors of 
WISH — the Workers Institute for Safety 
and Health — an organization established 
in 1979 to support the work of the gov- 
ernment's Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration and to expand union 
activities in this area. 

WISH is sponsored by the AFL-CIO 
and its Industrial Union Department. It 
is funded, for the most part by union 
funds, with some government funding. 
All of the officials of WISH are trade 

Some of the current WISH projects 
include the provision of consultation to 
individual unions on health and safety 
problems, the institution of workers' com- 
pensation training seminars in a number 
of states, and the establishment of com- 
munity medical surveillance programs 
to aid workers at high risk of occupa- 
tional disease. 

Other union leaders named to the 
WISH board with President Konyha are 
Ironworkers President John Lyons and 
Communications Workers President 
Glenn Watts. 

Also named to a high WISH post is 
Eula Bingham, former head of OSHA un- 
der the Carter Administration. She is now 
a scientific adviser to the organization. 

Ohio State Students 
Aid History Project 

The Labor Education and Research 
Service of Ohio State University at 
Columbus, O., is assisting the Ohio State 
Council of Carpenters in compiling a his- 
tory of the Brotherhood in that state, 

according to State Council Secretary 
Milan Marsh. 

Under the direction of C. J. Slanicka, 
approximately 25 college students are 
devoting time to the research. In an 
introductory meeting, Slanicka distributed 
copies of the Brotherhood history 
pamphlet, "They Kept Ahead of the 

DC Area Shop Stewards Attend Training Seminar 

Fourteen shop stewards of Local 1110, Washington, D.C:, who work primarily with 
display and exhibit installation firms, assembled March 24, for a stewards' training 
session. Using training materials supplied by the General Office, they were instructed 
by staf} members of the Brotherhood's industrial department. Industrial Director Joe 
Pinto is standing at center in the background of the picture, speaking to the group. 




->v-^- '-"> *^ 


For the first time in its 30 years of existence, 
ORIT, the Inter-American Regional Organization of 
the International Confederation of Free Trade 
Unions, will hold its hemispheric congress in 
Toronto, May 18-20. 

The invitation to hold the 1981 convention in 
Canada followed a special meeting of ORIT in 
Mexico, last April, which adopted a policy of pro- 
motion of social democracy in Latin America. A 
three-day conference on the current situation of 
democracy and freedom in Latin America will 
precede the ORIT Congress. 

Some 120 delegates from ORIT affiliates in North, 
Central and South America and the Caribbean area 
are expected to attend the sessions. 


The failure of the federal government's so-called 
anti-inflation program became evident last year as 
the annual inflation rate in Canada, as measured by 
the consumer price index, jumped to 10.1 % — the 
highest rate since 1975. 

Double-digit price increases will continue at least 
through 1981 and probably beyond that, according 
to federal agencies. High interest rates and the cost 
of energy, food, housing and imports will push 
prices up by an average of 11.5 to 12% in 1981. 

High interest rates, which are supposedly being 
used to slow price increases, will add to inflation as 
farmers and businesses pass on the high cost of 

The planned oil price increase of $4.50 a barrel 
will add about three percentage points to the 
consumer price index. 

Food prices are expected to rise by 15% in 1981 
and house prices will be up about 13%. 

But that won't be the end of inflation. Data 
Resources of Canada predicts a rate of inflation in 
excess of 10% for the next three years and a 
gradual slowdown to 7.5% in 1990. 


The government will spend the same amount of 
money on advertising to convince Canadians that in 
Liberal hands "the universe is unfolding as it 
should" as it will to help the 20,000 people laid off 
last year because of Liberal policies, says David 
Orlikow, MP for Winnipeg East. 

The employment and immigration critic for the 
New Democratic Party said recently that a govern- 
ment that has watched lay-offs occur at the rate of 
1,000 perday forover a year should have had time 
to establish a policy to deal with Canada's industrial 

Instead, a small amount of money — the same 
as for the government advertising campaign — will 
go to designated communities for "labour 


The year 1980 ended just as it began, with no 
improvement in unemployment in Canada. The 
annual "official" jobless rate stayed at 7.5% — 
the fifth consecutive year in which unemployment 
was over the record-breaking 7% point. 

With a very poor overall economic performance 
expected again in 1981 — barring a miracle — 
unemployment will rise to more than 8% and may 
well exceed the 38-year high of 8.4%, recorded in 


Nationally 75% of Canadians report that food 
costs have climbed faster than wages, according to 
the Gallup Poll released recently. 

Only 16% believe that their wages have kept 
pace with food costs and only 5% believe that wage 
increases exceeded the hikes in food prices. 

The impact of rising food prices was felt more 
strongly in the Atlantic region where 83% of the 
participants in the survey found that food costs 
exceeded wage gains; and in Quebec, 82%. 

In Ontario, 73% reported food costs much 
higher than wage increases; while in the Prairies 
and B.C., the rates were 68 and 69%. 


The right of an employee in Ontario to refuse to 
do unsafe work has been upheld in a Sault Ste. 
Marie court. 

The Algoma Steel Corp. was fined $1,000 
recently in what is believed to be the first such 
conviction under the new Occupational Health and 
Safety Act (1979), which forbids discipline of an 
employee who refuses to do unsafe work. 

The United Steelworkers of America laid the 
charges against Algoma Steel in April, 1980, after 
an employee was suspended for refusing to clean 
out a pit where heavy machinery was being used. 

MAY, 1981 


A change in the North American farm scene 


The blacktop road wound through 
the hills like some Bunyon-sized ser- 
pent. The interstate was far behind, 
and this was the farm country I knew 
so well, reminiscent of a Currier-Ives 
print. But something was missing. 

At first I couldn't pinpoint what it 
was. Then topping a rise, I saw work- 
men demolishing a large building. The 
barns in that part of Illinois were com- 
ing down, one by one. That was it, the 
barns were missing at most of the 
farmsteads along the road. 

Why were they tearing down the 

I fully well knew the answer: Barns 
for centuries had been an American 
institution, but there was no need for 
them in today's farming technocracy. 

Barns were built to house work 

horses. And the horses were gone. So 
the barns were being razed, one by 
one. A feeling of sadness somehow en- 
gulfed my thinking. I had had the same 
feeling just a few weeks before, watch- 
ing workmen raze a small railroad 
depot. The depots, too, were going 
down because they were not needed. 
They, too, had been an institution over 
the wide span of America. But the 
passenger trains were down to a 
trickle, so there was no need for a 
depot. America was going through an 
era of change. No more depots, no 
more covered bridges, no more barns! 

I pulled up in the farmyard and 
sauntered over to the group of men, 
busy at leveling the barn. 

"Why are you tearing it down?" I 
asked one of them, just to make words. 
I knew why, but I had to ask, none- 

"No need for these buildings any 
longer," the workman said, wiping his 
brow with a red kerchief. "No work 
horses, no barns. As simple as that." 

"Looks like the building is still 
solid — " 


"You'd better believe it. They built 
good in those days!" He stooped, 
picked up something from the ground. 
"Hand-forged nails. Square body, 
blunt point, square head." 

That meant the nail was a century 
or more old. "May I have it, as sort 
of a souvenir?" I asked. 

"Scoop up a handful!" he assured 
me. "The more you take the less to 
clean up." 

It was a huge barn. At one time it 
must have been a haven for at least 20 

"// was a huge barn. Al one time it must have been a haven for at least 20 horses. Twenty-two, if I remember correctly . . ." 



horses. Twenty-two, if I remembered 
correctly. There were the individual 
stalls, the feed troughs, the hallway 
running the length of the building, and 
a ladder leading to the loft. The gable 
was being ventilated as wrecking tools 
ate into the roofing, and shingles 
floated down like aircraft out of con- 
trol. Up there, secured to the gable tip 
was the steel track that guided the 
hayfork. More memories. 

There was a feed cutting box, 
powered by a gas engine that was lo- 
cated at ground level in a small shed. 
This cutting box, its cutting knives 
whirring at frightening speed, macer- 
ated the oats straw fed into it into 
inch-long slivers that were fed to the 
horses. The area farmers called it 
"cutting haxel." But try as I might, 
there was no word "haxel" in any dic- 
tionary or encyclopedia. So the word 
must have been strictly of local origin. 

In a small boxlike cupboard at the 
end of the hall were some old bottles, 
begrimed and dusty. One of them had 
a label that read Scott's Liniment. How 
well I remembered that smelly bottle! 
Each time a horse got cut on barbed 
wire, or perhaps brushing through a 
locust thicket, the wound was satur- 
ated with Scott's Liniment. 

Any boy who grew up on a farm 
remembers the smells found only in- 
side a horse barn, a pungent mixture 
of hay in the loft, animals in the 
stalls, and an overriding tang of lini- 
ment and other balms. 


There was no electricity in this barn, 
but there were pegs on several of the 
upright timbers to hold kerosene lan- 
terns, while the farmer or one of the 
hired men fed the horses at nightfall, 
saw to their welfare. The lanterns, one 
would think, would be a fire hazard in 
any building, but strangely there were 
very few barn fires attributed to care- 
lessness with a lantern. 

The fires I remembered were caused 
by lightning. Once lightning struck a 
barn, its loft filled with hay, the fire in 
moments was an inferno that usually 
burned the building to the ground. 

In fair weather or 
foul, the barn 
offered roosting 
places for the 
pigeons, shelter 
for the horses and 
cattle. "But 
nostalgia has no 
place in practical 
economics . . ." 

Memories cling to a barn, mem- 
ories of barn dances when the loft was 
emptied of hay, the floor swept clean, 
and young and old danced the night 
away. Memories like that die slowly. 
There were bologna sandwiches and 
hard cider, not to mention camarad- 


Too bad the barns were going down. 
Even the pigeons roosting in the gable 
would miss their nesting places. But 
nostalgia has no place in practical 
economics, on a farm, or in an urban 
center. Buildings come down in the 
inner city because they have outlived 
their uselessness; barns follow the 
same category. One doesn't house an 
expensive tractor or a grain combine 
in a horse barn. One might deplore the 
change but deep inside, he knows it is 

A door slammed at the farm house. 
A man came down a ramp in a wheel- 
chair, approached, a smile on his 
weathered face. 

"I had a persistent feeling that you'd 
come back for a last look at the barn," 
he said. 

"I came too late," I said, shaking 

Suddenly I was 13, and he was two 
years my senior, my big brother, al- 
though we were not related. We had 
been putting up timothy hay when a 
rope broke on the haylift, and the re- 
coil had sent both of us out of the loft 
door, to the ground below. I had been 
lucky, but he had suffered a back 
injury that put him in a wheelchair for 

Memories, distant places, years of 
separation. But now I was back, 
watching them tear down the barn. 

"My son Bill has a Cessna," he was 
saying. "I had him fly over the farm 
and take some pictures before the 
razing started. I had an extra print 
made for you." 

He handed me a large color photo, 
and there was the barn, intact. And 
suddenly time reversed itself and we 
were 20 years young. 

Massachusetts House 
Notes UBC, Council 
Anniversaries in '81 

The Massachusetts House of Repre- 
sentatives, in a formal resolution, March 
4, joined with the Massachusetts State 
Council of Carpenters on the occasion of 
their 83rd Annual Convention in con- 
gratulating the United Brotherhood on its 
100th anniversary. 

The legislators extended "sincere best 
wishes for the future" and commended 
the Brotherhood for having made "sub- 
stantial contributions to the benefit of our 
nation and the commonwealth." 

The resolution stated that Brotherhood 
members have "expended much time, 
efEort and money for the development 
and encouragement of programs for our 
youth, for good citizenship, and for 
worthwhile charitable causes . . ." 

The resolution was signed by Speaker 
of the House Thomas W. McGee, Clerk 
of the House Wallace C. Mills, and it was 
offered by Rep. James J. Craven, Jr. A 
framed copy of the resolution is now on 
display at the General Office in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Kansas Council Plans 
History Booklet 

The Kansas State Council is planning 
a history project in observance of the 
centennial of the United Brotherhood. 
Initial plans call for a 50-page booklet 
covering Brotherhood history in the state 
over the past century, which will be 
distributed to local unions, state college 
libraries, and community public libraries. 

The council is seeking funding from 
the Kansas Committee for the Humani- 
ties. Co-directors of the project are 
Council Secretary Treasurer Morris East- 
land and Carl Graves, visiting assistant 
professor of history at the University of 
Kansas at Lawrence. 

The council is also considering a series 
of public radio spot announcements and 
the holding of public meetings in various 
communities to discuss the role of the 
union in the state. 

Illinois Carpenters' 
History Underway 

In commemoration of the 100th anni- 
versary of the Brotherhood, the Illinois 
Labor History Society has announced 
that it will publish a popular history of 
the Carpenters in Illinois. The book will 
be researched and written by Richard 
Schneirov, an expert on 18th century 
Chicago labor, and Thomas Suhrbur, a 
high school teacher and member of the 

MAY, 1981 


Second Floor 
Office of 

Cenerol Secretory 
Is Center of 
Bustling Rctiuity 

As principal record keeper for the United Brotlierhood, 
the General Secretary directs the day-to-day operations 
of several essential departments within the organization. 

Situated on the second floor of the 

General Headquarters building, at a 
crossroads of Washington, D.C., activity, 
the office of General Secretary John S. 
Rogers bustles with activity. 

As prescribed by the Constitution and 
Laws, the General Secretary is the 
principal record keeper of the United 
Brotherhood. This means that the tre- 
mendous job of preserving all important 
documents, papers, and charters and of 
maintaining records of almost 800,000 
dues-paying, dues-owing, resigned, ex- 
pelled, and deceased members falls on his 

In line with these responsibilities, the 
General Secretary oversees and directs 
the day-to-day operations of various 
essential departments within the organiza- 
tion. These include the Data Processing 
Department, consisting of a Records Sec- 
tion and a Computer Operations Section, 
and the Bookkeeping Department, lo- 
cated on the second floor of the General 
Office, as well as the Purchasing and 
Shipping Department and The Carpenter 
Magazine Office, located on the first floor. 

The United Brotherhood has one of the 
most modern Data Processing Depart- 
ments in the entire labor movement. 
Operating by what is known as a "mem- 
bership accounting system," this depart- 
ment is able to simultaneously compu- 
terize and keep on file recordkeeping and 
billing data for every member and local 
union in the Brotherhood. This includes 
a history record of every member's 
activity since initiation, including trans- 
fers, suspensions, or arrears status. 

Every month, the Records Section 
staff prepares individual statements to 
send to approximately 2,000 local unions 
within the organization; these monthly 
statements list the names of every mem- 
ber in a particular local. It is the respon- 
sibility of every local union financial 
secretary to accurately fill out each state- 
ment with proper membership data, in- 
cluding status and mailing addresses, and 
to promptly return it to the General 
Office with a check reflecting member- 
ship dues, initiation fees, and payment for 
any supplies ordered over the course of 

the month. The Records Section staff 
then verifies the statements of monthly 
activity and further determines what the 
local unions owe to the international 
based on membership. The local union 
check is sent to the Bookkeeping Depart- 
ment, and the statement is sent to the 
Computer Operations Section for compu- 
ter entry. 

The Computer Operations Section 
keeps a record on every member in the 
Brotherfiood and updates its records on a 
monthly basis, according to activity sub- 
mitted by the local unions. Included in 
these records are current mailing ad- 
dresses to insure that every member 
in-good-standing receives a copy of The 
Carpenter Magazine. Also entered into 
the computers are listings of local union 
and officer addresses as well as ladies' 
auxiliary information. 

The Bookkeeping Department handles 
and keeps records of all incoming reve- 
nue. When this department receives a 
local union check from the Records 
Section, it analyzes it, breaking it down 
in terms of money received for per 
capita taxes, death and disability taxes, 
and the sale of Brotherhood jewelry and 
assorted office supplies. In this way, the 
Bookkeeping Department maintains a 
current financial account of transactions 
between local unions and the Brother- 

As stated in the Constitution and Laws, 
the General Secretary must present a 
report at each General Convention, re- 
capitulating and summarizing the Broth- 
erhood's financial and membership 
activities since the last convention. He 
prepares his report by studying and 
analyzing the monthly statements and 
accounts provided by the Data Process- 
ing and Bookkeeping Departments. 

The General Secretary's report gen- 
erally includes a run-down of the total 
number and geographic distribution of 
members and local unions, an account of 
membership status and of the number of 
newly chartered, consolidated, lapsed, or 
disbanded local unions, and a month-by- 
month breakdown of all incoming reve- 
nue. After this year's centennial celebra- 

tion, the General Conventions will be 
five years apart. Therefore, each of the 
General Secretary's reports will sum- 
marize five years of collected data. 

The Purchasing and Shipping Depart- 
ment also falls under the authority of 
the General Secretary. As its name im- 
plies, this department fills all of the 
purchasing orders submitted by the vari- 
ous Brotherhood departments and 
handles shipping and receiving for the 
entire organization. In addition, it col- 
lects and distributes the massive quantity 
of incoming and outgoing mail. Every 
month, the Purchasing and Shipping 
Department individually weighs and sends 
out to approximately 2,000 local unions 
the computerized statements prepared by 
the Records Department. It also takes 
care of special mailings from the Brother- 
hood's Print Shop to all local unions, 
district, state, and provincial councils. 
Finally, this department fills all individ- 
ual and local union supply orders by 
mailing out Brotherhood jewelry, T- 
shirts, hats, jackets, binders, etc. 

The General Secretary is in charge of 
The Carpenter Magazine, the United 
Brotherhood's official monthly publica- 
tion. He is also responsible for quarterly 
issuance of the Circular and Information 
Bulletins, containing the traditional pass- 
word, the semi-annual preparation of the 
Ladies' Auxiliary Circular, and the print- 
ing of the Brotherhood's Constitution and 

Finally, the General Secretary acts as 
education director for the Brotherhood, 
coordinating seminars at the George 
Meany Center in Silver Spring, Md., for 
local union officers and representatives. 

Judging from the enormous responsi- 
bilities of the United Brotherhood's Gen- 
eral Secretary, it is no wonder that 
delegates to the 1902 Atlanta General 
Convention voted to divide the then- 
inclusive post of General Secretary- 
Treasurer into two distinct positions. The 
position of General Secretary tradition- 
ally has attracted dedicated individuals 
of strong endurance, for in the Brother- 
hood's 100-year history, there have been 
only five men to hold this post. 




It takes two secretaries to manage the busy office of the 
General Secretary. Above, General Secretary Rogers reviews 
an office project with Rachel Thompson, center, while Doris 
Flowers, right, takes dictation. 

General Secretary Rogers discusses the day-to-day operations 
of the Data Processing Department's Records Section with 
Records Supervisor Sandra Rinehart, center, and senior staff 
member Adeline Grimme, left. 

RIGHT: Associate 
Editor Roger 
Sheldon, left, and 
Editorial Assistant 
Kathy Addis select 
photographs for 
the monthly issue 
of the Carpenter 

ABOVE: General Secretary Rogers 
studies a computer print-out with Data 
Processing Manager Don Mellin, left. 

RIGHT: In the foregroimd, Theresa 
Threlfall and Kim King record incoming 
revenue for the Bookkeeping Depart- 
ment, while, in the rear, a large Records 
Section staff prepares monthly 

Operators in the Data Processing Department's Computer 
Operations Center enter the latest membership and billing 
statistics into their computers and update their records. 

Frank Middleton, left, Glenn Mattingly, center, and 
Purchasing Agent Art Kay, right, coordinate activity in the 
Purchasing and Shipping Department. 

MAY, 1981 





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The old carpenter was holding 
forth on the shortcomings of the 
younger generation. 

"Take clothes, for instance," he 
said. "Look at that youngster over 
there, the one with short hair, a 
cigarette, and breeches. What is it, 
a boy or a girl?" 

"It's a girl," was the reply; 
"she's my daughter." 

"I beg your pardon, sir," the 
man apologized. "I wouldn't have 
said that if I had known you were 
her father." 

"I'm not," was the comeback; 
"I'm her mother." 



"Why do prices go up?" repeated 
the farmer when a city man asked 
the question. "I'll tell ye. When the 
farmer has to know the botanical 
name of what he grows, the ento- 
mological name of the pests that 
try to destroy it, and the pharma- 
ceutical name of the stuff to spray 
it with, then, gol durn it, some- 
body's got to pay for it." 


After completing arrangements 
for William to start work, the new 
girl in the contractor's trailer said: 

"By the way, William, I am in 
the habit of addressing new men 
by their surnames instead of their 
Christian names. What did you say 
your surname was?" 

"Darling, Madam." 

"Er, well," said the young thing, 
"that will be all for the moment, 



The atmosphere around the 
breakfast table was tense, but after 
several false starts he half-belli- 
gerently declared, "Well, I suppose 
you're plenty angry because I came 
home with this black eye last night. 

"Why not at all, dear," she an- 
swered sweetly. "You may not re- 
member it, but when you camfe 
home last night you did not have 
that black eye." 



"How on earth did you break 
your leg?" a solicitous friend asked 
the piledriver on crutches. 

"Well, you see it was this way;" 
was the answer, "1 threw a ciga- 
rette butt in a manhole and stepped 
on it." 


There was a young fellow of 

Endowed with such delicate 

When he read on the door, 
"Don't spit on the floor," 
He jumped up and spat on the 



"Do you know what this gun 
sticking in your ribs means?" asked 
the robber as he slipped out of the 
darkness and up to the bar. 

"Sure!" answered the millwright 
with the lite beer. "It means I've 
lost weight. Poke me again!" 


The fussy wife of one of the con- 
vention delegates was ordering 
breakfast in the hotel restaurant-. 
"Bring me two slices of homemade 
bread toasted not too hard and 
buttered with fresh country butter 
not too salty; one strictly fresh egg 
poached medium soft; and orange 
juice, well strained, with only half 
a cube of ice in it." 

"Yes, Madam," replied the wait- 
ress. "And would you prefer a plain 
gold band or a floral pattern on 
your dishes?" 


A farmer whose homestead was 
on the Polish-Russian border was in 
the position of not being certain 
whether his farm was in Poland or 
Russia. He got the advice of every- 
body he knew, but he still couldn't 
be sure. Finally he raised enough 
money to engage the services of a 
surveyor, and he waited nervously 
for the authoritative word. At length 
the report came through. His farm 
lay in Poland. 

"Thonk God," the farmer cried. 
"Now I won't have to endure an- 
other of those terrible Russian 


Fellow moved into the neighbor- 
hood recently . . . claimed to be a 
Southern planter . . . turned out he 
was only a New Orleans under- 



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Life expectancy is up; teen-age pregnancies remain 
high; deaths from heart disease, stroke, and 
cancer are down; smoking among teen-age girls up; 
more Americans are making changes for good health. 


The U.S. Surgeon General's re- 
port on the nation's heaUh reads 
Hke the popular line. There's some 
good news and some bad news. 

First the good news. National life- 
styles have changed over the past 
decade or so, with more people giv- 
ing up smoking or cutting down on 
tobacco consumption. Also, more 
Americans are eating less of certain 
calorie- and cholesterol-rich foods 
like eggs, butter and cream, and 
getting more exercise. 

Now the bad news. One excep- 
tion to the trend towards healthier 
lifestyles is the rising number of 
teenage girls who smoke — up 51% 
in a ten-year period. 

More good news. Regardless of 
income, more people have access to 
medical care. The percent of U.S. 
population seeing a physician within 
two years increased in every age and 
color group, with the greatest rise 
among the poor. 

But the bad news is that the poor 
still may not be getting the care they 
require to meet their health needs. 
Also, the poor get fewer preventive 
services and less dental care than 
the non-poor. 

Following are some highlights of 
the report: 

• Life expectancy at birth con- 
tinued to rise, reaching a record 
73.3 years in 1978. 

• From 1970 to 1978, the death 
rate from heart disease — the na- 
tion's number one killer — dropped 
by 18%, the same amount as it did 
in the 20 years between 1950 and 

• Deaths from stroke — the na- 
tion's number three killer — de- 
creased by a greater amount from 
1970 to 1978 than it did in the 20 

years from 1950 to 1970, 33%) 
compared to 25%. 

• Deaths from cancer — second 
only to heart disease in the number 
of lives lost — has continued to de- 
cline for people under age 45 and 
has recently begun to drop for those 
45 to 49 years old. However, mor- 
tality for certain sites, including the 
respiratory system, has been in- 

• Tlie United States continues to 
have one of the highest rates of 
teen-age fertility among industrial 
nations although the birth rates for 
this group are not as high as they 
were in the early 1970s. Numerous 
health risks — to mother and child — 
are associated with early childbear- 

• The infant mortality rate in the 

Standard of Living 
Worse, Says Survey 

A growing number of Americans 
say their standard of living is 
worse now than it was a year ago. 

In a nationwide survey, the 
American Council of Life Insur- 
ance found 38% of respondents 
felt this way — up from 24% in 

Forty-three percent said their 
standard of living is comparable to 
what it was the previous year, com- 
pared to 56% in 1976. Only 17% 
said they have a better standard of 
living now, as against 21% in 

Feelings of having lost ground to 
inflation over the year are particu- 
larly high among respondents aged 
45-54 years (51%). In 1976, only 
22% of this age group said their 
standard of living had grown worse 
between 1975 and 1976. 

U.S., which is higher than the rates 
in most advanced nations, was 13 
deaths per 1,000 live births in 1979, 
a 47% drop since 1965. The change 
is attributed largely to improved 
survival of low birth-weight babies. 
Smoking is one cause of low birth- 
weight. Another is inadequate diet, 
especially in a teenage pregnancy. 

Many interesting factors con- 
tribute to good health or ill health, 
including biological, lifestyle and 
environmental factors. 

The report points out, for exam- 
ple, that "while the causes of most 
cancers are unknown, many con- 
tributing factors have been identi- 
fied. For some, the extent of the 
added risk has been measured; for 
others, the results of research are 
not yet conclusive." 

"Some of the major risk factors," 
the report said, "are smoking, alco- 
hol, radiation and chemical expos- 
ures at the workplace and in the 
water and air. Diet and heredity are 
also implicated." 

The risk factors for heart disease 
and stroke — the nation's other top 
killers — include smoking, high 
blood pressure, high serum choles- 
terol, diabetes, overweight and 
physical inactivity. 

Some factors can be manipulated 
to help prevent illness and promote 
good health. The report points out 
that "some kinds of preventive ac- 
tions, such as stopping smoking, can 
be taken only by the individual at 
risk. . . . Still others, such as the 
control of toxic agents in the envir- 
onment, demand the involvement of 
many sectors of society — private 
and government." 

As far as individual behavioral 
changes are concerned, the report 



indicates that more and more Amer- 
icans are making changes that pro- 
mote good health. 

However, when it comes to gov- 
ernment actions to help prevent dis- 
ease, it appears that the nation may 
be moving away from its health pro- 
tection role. 

In the area of environmental and 
job health rules, for example, some 
argue that industry cannot afford 
the kinds of controls needed to re- 
duce hazardous exposures. 

They should consider the report's 
assertion that "a very large portion 
of our national health expenditures 
is spent on the direct health care 
costs of conditions for which pre- 
vention is to some degree possible. 
The nation also bears a heavy bur- 
den of indirect costs from such con- 

The direct and indirect costs of 
certain lifestyle and environmental 
hazards include: about $15.4 billion 
for alcohol abuse; $27.3 billion for 
cigarette smoking; $20.7 billion for 
work-related deaths and injuries and 
$4.3 billion for air pollution. 

The report estimates that "if pre- 
ventive actions were successful in 
cutting direct and indirect cost ex- 
penditures by only 10%, reductions 
would still equal billions of dollars." 

Surgeon General Julius B. Rich- 
mond concluded from the report 
that "it is clear that our preventive 
initiatives are bearing fruit." 

In terms of the nation's top three 
killers — heart disease, stroke and 
cancer — it is encouraging that indi- 
vidual Americans are taking steps 
to reduce their own risks. 

Considering such serious and per- 
sisting health problems as teenage 
pregnancy and infant mortality, it is 
important that those concerned with 
health care in the public and private 
sectors continue efforts aimed at 
further improvements. 

The problem ahead is that over- 
zealous efforts to cut costs in the 
areas of workplace and environ- 
mental health by freezing or delay- 
ing regulations will prove pennywise 
and pound-foolish. 

The pendulum has been moving 
towards prevention and it would be 
a mistake to slow down the progress 
in the nation's health by efforts to 
save money in the short-run. (PAI) 




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Industrial Safety and Health Seminar at Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Seminar participants were briefed by a team of General Office 
instructors, using the manual of the Health and Safety Hazard 
Identification Program. 

During breaks in the training sessions, stewards and local 
officers sliared their experiences in dealing with management 
in various plants. 

Seminar speakers included, from left above, OSHA Project Director Joe Durst; Scott Toby, assistant professor at Michigan 
State University: Assistant General Counsel Kathy Krieger; Richard Wierengo, executive secretary, Mich. Council. At far right. 
Delegate Kay Cagle and Howard Smith, council president. 

Fifty local union leaders participated in the busy training sessions at Kalamazoo. 

Fifty representatives of 12 local unions 
affiliated with the Brotherhood's Michigan 
Industrial Council assembled February 6 
for an intensive one-day seminar on 
safety and health problems on the job. 

They gathered at the Kalamazoo, Mich., 
Holiday Inn, only a few miles from the 
Michigan Industrial Council's office at 
Battle Creek. The sessions were designed 
primarily to acquaint shop stewards with 

union rights and responsibilities in the 
area of safety and health. They are part 
of the Brotherhood's federally-funded 
OSHA project for educating industrial 

Peoria Members Settle 
At Advance Millwork 

After almost 1 1 months of boycott 
action and picketing. Carpenters Local 
183, Peoria, 111., has settled its dispute 
with Advance Millwork, Inc. 

Members of the union were replaced 
by strikebreakers last May, and suppliers 
and customers were encouraged to cross 
picket lines. The company at one point 
was charged with unfair labor practices. 

The National Labor Relations Board 
subsequently ruled in favor of the local 
union, and members have returned to 
work at the plant, anticipating satisfac- 
tory negotiations for a new contract. 

Deadline for 1981 
Convention Delegate List 

General Secretary John Rogers 
reminds all local unions and coun- 
cils that the deadline for sending 
names of all duly-elected 1981 
convention delegates to his oiBce 
is June 1. 

Before credentials can be issued 
to any convention delegate, the 
General Office must determine that 
he or she is in good standing and 
qualified to represent his organiza- 
tion at the Chicago conclave. 

Hoboken Local 
Issues Newsletter 

Local 467 of Hoboken, N.J., is now 
publishing a regular, monthly newsletter 
to keep its members informed of import- 
ant local news events. 

Local 467 President Carl Grimm indi- 
cates that the first two newsletters of 
1981 were devoted to a "history and 
explanation of Robert's Rules of Parlia- 
mentary Procedure and some of the spe- 
cial uses to which they can be put." 
Copies of the newsletter, together with a 
copy of the General Constitution and 
Bylaws, are presented to all incoming 
local union members. 



Western Pennsylvania DC Exhibits at Center 

More than 400,000 people visited the 
new David L. Lawrence Convention 
Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., during its 
recent Grand Opening Exposition. The 
exposition lasted for 10 days, and the 
Carpenters District Council of Western 
Pennsylvania was a major exhibitor, one 
of three labor groups to exhibit at the 
big exposition. The UBC exhibit, shown 
above, was designed by Business Rep. 
Thomas Pinney of the district council. It 
showed photographs of many of the 
activities of the council, and it explained 
the relationship of the council to the 

Robert Argentine, executive business 
manager of the council, left, and Howard 
Pfeiffer, president of the JATC, with 
State Senator Edward Zemprelli at the 
exhibit booth. 

Washington State Unionists Rally on 3-Way Bill 


Some 8,000 trade unionists — including many Brotherhood members — rallied outside 
the Washington state capitol in Olympia recently to protest a measure before the 
legislature that would slash workers' compensation benefits and allow private insur- 
ance companies to write industrial coverage policies for profit. The state has operated 
the non-profit program since 1911. The so-called Three-Way Bill, which already has 
cleared the House, is being vigorously pushed by the Republican majority in the Senate 
with the strong backing of big business and insurance company lobbies. The March 18 
rally was cosponsored by the Washington Slate AFL-CIO and a coalition of 
unaffiliated labor groups. 


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The advertisements call attention to the 
fact that a journeyman saw filer can earn 
$8.00 an hour and more "sparetime or full- 

We would like to advise our readers that 
members of the Brotherhood employed full- 
time as journeyman saw filers are now mak- 
ing close to $9.00 per hour in some parts 
of the country, under provisions of union 

For example. Local 721 of Los Angeles, 
Calif., currently has about 350 members 
employed in the saw service industry. A 
journeyman saw filer of Local 721 presently 
receives $8.72 per hour, and a production 
saw filer receives $8.62. They enjoy paid 
vacations, paid holidays, paid sick leaves, 
paid health, welfare, dental and retirement 
benefits, cost of living adjustments, and 
many other hard fought for provisions re- 
garding job protection. 

To maintain the standards of the industry, 
the United Brotherhood supports union or- 
ganization throughout the saw service in- 
dustry and urges all members to patronize 
saw-servicing shops which display the 
Brotherhood's union label. 

Publication of the advertisements of the 
Foley Manufacturing Company and other 
manufacturing and service firms should in 
no way be considered an endorsement of 
their products or services. Performance 
claims are based on statements by the 

MAY, 1981 



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HARD HAT EMBLEM— Add the Brother- 
hood's official emblem to your hard hat. 
Your local union can now order Hard 
Hat Emblem Decals (with adhesive on 
the back) at $3.35 per hundred for 
distribution to your local membership. 
Individual members can order a single 
emblem, free of charge, by writing 
direct to the UBC Organizing Depart- 
ment at the General Office. Send all 
orders tO: General Sec. John Rogers, 
UBC, 101 Constitution Ave,, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001 

Cox to Sixth District, 
Hahn to General Office 

Ed Hahn, standing, reviews the 
responsibilities of his new office with 
Richard Cox, assistant to the General 
President, whom he succeeds. 

Richard Cox, a general representative 
and special assistant to the General 
President, moved from the General Office 
in Washington, D.C, last month, to be- 
come a general representative in the Sixth 
District. A member of Millwrights Local 
1529, Kansas City, Kans., for more than 
30 years. Cox has represented the 
Brotherhood on jurisdictional matters in 
the nation's capital for the past eight 

Cox has been succeeded as a special 
assistant to the General President by 
Edward Hahn of Massapequa, Long 
Island, N.Y., who is a member and 
officer of Carpenters Local 2117, Flush- 
ing, N.Y. Hahn joined the Brotherhood in 

Letters From Poland 

Continued from page 13 

the Poles in the U.S. are thinking about 
our situation," Zosia writes. "They were 
appealing to all Poles to send food 
packages and whatever else they can 
give. That's really nonsense. We need 
different help. Food is not the most 
important thing." 

She adds, "There is a suspicion that 
the food shortage may be intended to 
bring about chaos so that eventually 
'somebody' (implying Moscow) will have 
to help." 

That such a letter could even be 
written in Poland is an indication of how 
far the Polish people have come in their 
struggle against communist domination, 
Jedd notes. His main fear, though, is that 
his country's elation over its new-found 
political freedoms may be short-lived. 

"They do not shout anti-Russian slo- 
gans, but what they are shouting could 
have consequences just as bad as if they 
did," he says. 


Now you can order union-made, union- 
printed playing cards from the AFL-CIO 
Union Label and Service Trades Dept. 

Each top quality, plastic-coated card 
bears the "Union Label, Union Shop Card, 
Made in USA, Jobs" logo of the depart- 
ment, and the Allied Printing Trades Label. 

You can use these cards as prizes, gifts, 
donations to card clubs, to retired mem- 
bers' organizations, etc. 

The cords ore available in cartons of 24 
decks each. The price is $17.00 per carton, 
which includes handling and shipping. A 
gross (144 decks) sells for $100.00. 

To order, send check and order blank 
below fo the Union Label and Service 
Trades Department AFL-CIO. 

Union Label and Service Trades Depart- 
ment AFL-CIO 

815 Sixteenth St. NW Suite 607 
Washington, D.C. 20006 

Send carton(s) of Union Label Play- 
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The Carpenter 


MAY 8-13 





uiE concRniuinTG 

. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 

Stage for MD Telethon in Harrisburg 

Carpenters Local 287, Harrisburg, Pa., once again participated in the Annual March 
of Dimes Telethon held at the Harrisburg East Mall in Harrisburg. The telethon 
began Saturday evening, March 7, and ended the following day. For the past several 
years. Local 287 has been responsible for the construction and the removal of the 
stage used during the telethon. It donated more than $4,000 in materials and labor to 
the stage erection. In addition, Local 287 members made a financial contribution to 

Constructing the telethon stage, above, are: Lower level, foreground, left to right: 
Leon Cichan; Linda Cichan, apprentice; Monte Bordner; Victor H. Landis, Jr., 
recording secretary; Richard W . Martz, business representative; and Ed D. Luzik, 
apprentice coordinator. In background on platform, left to right: David Seace; 
Emanuel Ventura; Ronald Walker, apprentice; Ackley Peffley, apprentice; Darryl 
McLamb, apprentice; and Dudley Peffley. 


Joe O'SuUivan, a 55-year member of 
Local 22, San Francisco, Calif., was 
recently honored by the United Irish 
Societies of San Francisco by being 
selected as Grand Marshal of this year's 
San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

Besides this most recent mission, 
O'Sullivan has also served the Brother- 
hood in many capacities over the years. 
He has served as president of the San 
Francisco Building and Construction 
Trades Council, business representative 
and financial secretary of Local 22, and 
a 40-year delegate to both the San 
Francisco Building and Construction 
Trades Council and the Bay Counties 
District Council. 


On February 21, Charles Christy, an 
18-year member of Local 1945, Colum- 
bia, Mo., received the Boy Scouts of 
America annual Silver Beaver Award for 
"noteworthy service of exceptional char- 
acter to youth in the community." 

Christy first be- 
came involved with 
the Boy Scouts in 
1965, when he 
moved to Hallsville, 
Mo., and became 
scoutmaster of 
Troop 12. He later 
started Troop 718 at 
the Oakland Chris- 
tian Church, and, 
since 1977, has Christy 

served as unit commissioner for the 
Boonslick District and chapter advisor 
for Order of the Arrow Post 599, spe- 
cializing in exploring Indian lore. 

In 1974, Christy received the Columbia 
volunteer action award and the George 
Meany Award for distinguished com- 
munity service to youth. 

London, Ontario, Members Active in Canadian Scouting 

The Boy Scout movement is active and strong in Canada, 
and many Brotherhood members are leaders in Canadian 
Scouting. The accompanying pictures show members of Local 
1946, London, Ont., participating in the year-round program 
for Scouts and Venturers. 

In the picture at left above. Harm Heuvel of Local 1946 

with a group of London Venturers following an official 
ceremony. In the center picture, Don McDonald of Local 
1946; Mrs. Grace Heuvel, wife of Harm Heuvel, Brother 
Heuvel, and other adult leaders on a winter outing. At right, 
Vern Brown and Chris Das cooking around a campfire at a 
lake in Ontario on a cold winter morning. 

MAY, 1981 


RPPREniiiESHip & TRmninc 

Ne>v Mexico Instructor Retires 

On February 27, 1981, Clinton N. Abel, a full-lime ap- 
prentice and journeyman instructor for the New Mexico 
Carpenters Educational Program and a 35-year member and 
former officer and business agent of Local 1319, Albuquerque, 
N.M., was honored at a retirement party. From left are: Haskel 
Wright, training director. New Mexico Carpenters Educational 
Program: Clinton N. Abel: William H. Lang, New Mexico 
District Council executive secretary; Mrs. Clinton N. Abel; and 
Charles H. Reynolds, Local 1319 business representative and 
financial secretary. 

Graduates Honored in Oswego 

Carpenters Local 747, Oswego, N.Y. recently gave recogni- 
tion to three of its apprentices who completed training. The 
three are now journeymen and were presented their certificates 
by Gordon Miller of Walsh Construction Company, a member 
of the joint apprenticeship committee. 

Pictured above are the participants in the presentation 
ceremony. From left. Loyal Simmons, business representative 
of Local 747; apprentice Carlton Cullen; Gordon Miller; 
apprentices Mark Mitchell and Gary Baker; and Jack Simmons, 
president of Local 747 . 

Antique Woodworking Machinery Sought 
By Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Delaware 

Located along the Brandywine 
River on the site of the original 
DuPont black-powder mills, the 
Hagley Museum offers a unique 
glimpse into American industrial life 
in the 19th Century. Your trip back 
in time begins at the main museum 
building, above, where exhibits trade 
America's industrial development 
from colonial water-powered flour 
mills to the giant steam-powered 
industries of the late 19th century. 

The Hagley Museum of Wilming- 
ton, Delaware, is currently distribut- 
ing a circular letter in search of wood- 
working machinery, metalworking ma- 
chinery, and gauges and appliances 
of the 19th Century. 

It would "buy, beg, or borrow" the 
following woodworking machinery to 
complete restoration of a millwrights' 
machine shop in its museum: 

• Planer, any Connecticut River 
Valley make, ca. 1867. 

• Rip & Cross Cut Saw, Wright & 
Smith, Newark, NJ, ca. 1867. 

• Scroll Saw, (Wright's patent — No. 
2), Wright & Smith, ca. 1867. 

• Cross Cut Saw, Wright & Smith, 
ca. 1868. 

• No. 1 single surface, 4 roll planer 
& matcher, Witherby, Rugg & 
Richardson, Worcester, Mass., ca. 

• Daniels planer, 16 ft. x 24 inches, 
Witherby, Rugg & Richardson, ca. 

• Shaping machine, No. 2, Witherby, 
Rugg & Richardson, ca. 1878. 

• Band saw, Witherby, Rugg & 
Richardson, ca. 1878. 

• Rod or dowel machine, Witherby, 
Rugg & Richardson, ca. 1878. 

• Table saw, Witherby, Rugg & 
Richardson, ca. 1878. 

• Band saw setting & filing machine, 
Witherby, Rugg & Richardson, ca. 

• Planer, any Connecticut River 
Valley make, ca. 1874. 

• Wood shaving exhaust fan (Boston 
Patent Exhaust Fan), ca. 1886. 

• Rip & cross cut saw, Cordesman 
Machine Co., Cincinnati, ca. 1888. 

• Band saw, Cordesman Machine Co., 
ca. 1888. 

• Wood Worker (surface planer & 
joiner), Cordesman Machine Co., 
ca. 1888. 

• Table Saw, Goodell & Waters, 
Phila., 1898. 

• Tenon machine, Atlantic Works, 
Phila., ca. 1872. 

• Mortising machine, H. B. Smith 
Machine Co., pre- 1900. 

• Moulding machine, 6", H. B. Smith 
Machine Co., pre-1900. 

• Single surface planer, 8" x 24", 
H. B. Smith Machine Co., pre-1900. 

• Cut-off saw, H. B. Smith Machine 
Co., pre-1900. 

• Rod or dowel machine, Rogers & 
Co., pre-1900. 

Such machinery was part of the 
original Du Pont millwright and 
machine shop which operated between 
1858 and 1902 and which the Hagley 
Museum is currently restoring and 
opening to the public. Contact Frank 
McKelvey, The Hagley Museum, 
P.O. Box 3630, Greenville, Wilming- 
ton, DE 19807. (302) 658-2400. When 
you call or write mention that you 
saw it in The Carpenter. 



The Tulsa mill-cabinet class with its project. From foreground, left, and clockwise: 
Sandra Martin, Instructor Don Powers, Charles Doty, Mark Bledsoe, Rick Ronketty, 
Rick Sink, Stan Cushenberry, John Simms, Coordinator J. A. Giesen, Jackie Gamble, 
Rob Powers, Nathan Johnson, Thomas Rozensky, and Randy Dick. 

Tulsa Mill-Cabinet Class Builds Scale Model 
Of Local Department Store in 1 Nights 

Wide grins on their faces indicate the 
feeling of pride and accomplishment by 
second-year mill-cabinet apprentices in 
Tulsa, Oklahoma's Local 943, after com- 
pleting a one-fourth scale model section 
of a local department store. 

The 5' X 12' project, if built to full 
size, would have been 20 feet by 48 feet. 
It took 10 class nights, or 40 hours, to 
complete. Before the actual milling be- 
gan, each apprentice was required to 
furnish a sketch and all the milling 
details, as if the project was full size. It 
was then reduced to one-quarter size. 

In addition to the milling, bench and 
laminate work, the apprentices cut and 

ground the mirrors and glass used and 
reworked the hardware to scale. 

The completed project will be loaned 
to the Painters Apprenticeship Program, 
to be used in their finishing classes. When 
all the training has been extracted, the 
project will be given to a charity organi- 
zation to be used as a playhouse for 

Sandra Martin, lower left in the photo- 
graph, was the first apprentice in the 
Tulsa apprenticeship program to give 
birth to a baby, a 10-pound boy. 

All of the apprentices are employed by 
the Oklahoma Fixture Company of 

Recent Women Graduates in Oregon 

On February 19, Liz Ohmart, left above, became the first female member of 
Jjjcal 583, Portland, Ore., to complete four years of apprenticeship training. She is 
also the second female member of the Brotherhood to graduate in the State of Oregon. 
Kate Barrett, in the same picture, was the first female to join the Brotherhood in 
Oregon, having completed her apprenticeship training for Local 226, Portland, Ore. 

In the picture at right, above. Local 583 President George Edwards, presents the 
completion certificate to Ohmart at a Portland District Council meeting. 


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On January 20, 1981, Local 2043 presented 
pins to members with 25, 30, 35, 40, and 60 
years of service to the Carpenters Union. The 
following photographed members received 
their awards: 

Front row, from left: W. Edmonds, 40-years; 
C. Muster, 30-years; E. Haedt, 25-years; H. 
Hillen, 40-years; E. Hartman, 60-years; Finan- 
cial Secretary and Business Representative 
J. Wrangham, 30-years; Golden Empire District 
Council Secretary H. Haskins; W. Mulford, 35- 
years; Treasurer G. Weiglein; and Recording 
Secretary D. Palmerlee. 

Second row, from left: Trustee J. Skripek; 
R. Miller, 30-years; F. Stevens, 30-years; H. 
Pound, 25-years; Past President D. Anderson; 
R. Hudson, 35-years; C. Huffman, 35-years; H. 
Gustafson, 25-years; A. Holland, 30-years; E. 
Miller, 30-years; Past President E. Holderbien, 
25-years; and I. Tucker, 40-years. 

Third row, from left: W. Perry, 30-years; 
C. Eddy, 25-years; R. Armstrong, 30-years; G. 
East, 40-years; G. Curtis, 25-years; R. Fulton, 
40-years; T. Bunnell, 30-years; A. Duchi, 25- 
years; A. Wenz, 35-years; R. Olsen, 40-yearsj 
and W. Hailer, 40-years. 

Back row, from left: E. Williams, 30-years; 
G. Crook, 30-years; M. Smith, 35-years; W. 
Wood, 30-years; unidentified; D. Kling, 30- 
years; D. Compton; President A. Middleton; 
R. Karling, 30-years; Conductor G. Reeves; and 
A. Anderson, 35-years. 


At a special order of business during its 
regular meeting on December 1, 1980, Local 
1281 honored long-time members at a pin 
ceremony. Local President Eriing Christiansen 
presented pins to each of the members in the 
accompanying photograph. 

Front row, from left to right: Peter 
Halvorson, 25-ye3rs; Dean Corder, 30-yearS; 
John Thomas, 30-years; Harold Aldrich, 
30-years; Ben Perkins, 35-years; Richard 
Schmitz, 25-years; and Arlo Jensen, 25-years. 

Back row, from left to right: Douglas 
Steward, 25-years; Charles Handy, 30-years; 
Grady Ward, 30-years; Sam Trujillo, 30-years; 
Willard Brotherston, 30-years; and Elmer 
Richardson, 25-years. 

Members who were honored but were not 
present to receive their awards included: 






A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

Anchorage, Ak. 

45-year member Robert P. Wells; 40-year 
members B. C. Brandstrom, D. D. Clover, 
Harold Curtis, Johnny Schafer, and Eugene 
Westover; 35-year members Wallace Keiner, 
Buster J. Rinehart, and Sid Larmer; 30-year 
members Jerry Bolen, George Fredrickson, Eric 
M. Harding, Ernest R. Matz, James H. Suter, 
Thaddeus Ziemlak, Ed Abies, Aden Gates, 
Lawrence Crider, C. F. Halvorson, Harry R. 
Kast, Paul William Sauer, Vyron C. Wells, 

Gordon Cooley, Gunnar Ekiund, Earl E. Larson, 
Theron E. Saunders, and Allerton Willis, Jr.; 
and 25-year members C. A. Beckles, Cecil F. 
Burk, 0. W. Christenson, Glenn L Colpitis, 
Stig P. Hoffman, Harold V. Jurgenson, Magne 
Kalhovde, Patrick J. Kiernan, Roger N. 
Lausterer, G. Mesenhimer, Dale R. Payne, 
Donald E. Rogers, Guy M. Rupright, Walter M. 
Seals, A. A. Tegtmeier, Jr., and James W. 




On October 12 and 19, 1980, pin presenta- 
tion dinners were tield for members of Local 
1289 with many years of loyal service to the 
Brotherhood. Honored members are pictured in 
the accompanying photographs. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left; Charles 0. West, Vernon 0. 
Gestson, William Gath, Elmer Weflen, Ray 
Elfving, Wilfred Lemm, and Wayne Peters. 

Back row, from left: Robert C. Bowell, 
Arnold P. Bugni, Ray Hall, Romeo Charbonneau, 
Roger Williams, and Martin Drilevich. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Harold Nelson, Ed Lalk, Gilbert 
Garden, Edward L. Kadlec, Marshall Williams, 
Joe Pike, and John Martinson. 

Second row, from left: Harold F. Larson, 
Gunner Halverson, Asbjorn Solheim, John R. 

Mustoe, Frank Liebrich, William W. Milton, Eric 
Luth, and John C. Rude. 

Back row, from left: Charles Thompson, Bob 
Heminger, Arthur Painter, Elmer F. Gagosian, 
Clifford H. Erickson, Sam Denton, and Kenath 
J. Allen. 

Picture No. 3 shows 25 and 30-year mem- 
bers, front row, from left: H. K. Brandt, George 
A. McCown, Edward Chmielewski, Paul Ockwig, 
James Gasaway, Burton Rix, and Edward Jordan. 

Second row, from left: Lee Rice, Kenneth 
Ziegler, Sam Wright, Ove Clausen, Paul W. 
Ulrich, Frank R. Miller, Leo Goldade, and 
W. H. Penick. 

Back row, from left: Cecil Rose, George 
Cole, Clifford Rosand, Jim Butler, Wayne W. 
Foley, Woodrow Moss, and Dwight Leonard. 

Picture No. 4 shows 25 and 30-year mem- 
bers, front row, from left: Bernard Mclntyre, 
Herman A. Johansen, Dawain A. Turner, Fred M. 

Brandt, 35-years; Sam Moore, SS-years; Vic 
Montgomery, and Tom Sheridan. 

Back row, from left: Jesse E. Stumbaugh, 
Vagn Jensen, Raymond Juvet, Merle L. Morin, 
Norman Destremps, Herbert Rundle, and 
August J. Miller. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year (or more) mem- 
bers, front row, from left: Lloyd E. Stewart, 
Alfred Flaten, Charles Updegraff, Eldon Stevens, 
Erik Erikson, Lloyd Wallstrom, and Austin B. 

Second row, from left: Knut Rio, Hans M. 
Busk, Art Petersen, Armon H. Miller, Malcolm 
E. Broughton, E. A. Thomas, Die C. Alsvick, 
and Jack Schwader. 

Back row, from left: Lester Uphaus, Everett 
W. Hising, Ernie Gross, Frank P. Hatch. 

Continued on next page 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 1 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 2 

Seattle, Wash.— Picture No. 3 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 4 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 5 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 6 






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Picture No. 7 — 
Far left 
Picture No. 8, 

MAY, 1981 


Service to the Brotherhood 
SEATTLE, WASH, (continued) 

Woodrow Fagerlie, John Usrey, and Edward 0. 

Picture No. 6 shows 35-year (or more) mem- 
bers, front row, from left: Cede F. Meditz, 
Bryon Greene, Nils Jorgensen, Arthur 
Desmarais, William E. Lum, Fred L. Holm, and 
Harold Stjern. 

Second row, from left: Seth Forsgren, C. K. 
Schwab, William A. Chramosta, Waldo Chris- 
topherson, Joe Klungness, Clarence Rodenberg, 
William H. Bengston, and Myron Callison. 

Back row, from left: Les Tingley, Oscar E. 
West, William Daschner, Ambrose A. Elliott, 
Fred Brody, Lief Nelson, and Jens Simonsen. 

Picture No. 7 shows 35-year (or more) mem- 
bers, froni row, from left: Harold H. Giese, 
John P. Hatzenbiler, Al Ferency, Larry Butte- 
dahl, Louis V. Benson, Jim M. Carico, and 
Leo J. Zimmerman. 

Second row, from left: Harold Fithen, Walt 
Wooley, Jacob H. Nedrow, Thomas R. Weitz, 
Ernest C. Homestead, Harry L. Doremus, 
Clifford P. Smith, and Clarence J. Miller. 

Back row, from left: Lawrence W. Thompson, 
Arthur L. French, John B. Weller, Willard A. 
Neumann, Martin Mickelson, Richard P. John- 
son, Leiand Henry, and Peter Wolvert. 

Picture No. 8 shows, from left: Frank Arm- 
strong, 30-years; Guy D. Adams; Anton Hanson, 
58-years; President Tod Stewart, and Financial 
Secretary Gus Miller. 


Longtime members of Local 1889 were hon- 
ored last December at a 1980 Christmas party. 
Donald Gorman, president of the Illinois State 
Council of Carpenters, and Wesley Isaacson, 
secretary-treasurer of the Chicago District 
Council, presented the pins. 

Some of the following 25-year pin recipients 
are shown in Picture No. 1: Richard F. Antos, 
Charles Armstrong, Norman Benson, Ervin F. 
Bentley, Howard P. Carlin, Donald W. Carter, 
Norman 0. Green, Tom J. Hood, Edward L. 
Ingram, William Kearns, Frank G. Kilianek, 
Richard D. Kuffel, Edward Mazurowski, James 
H, Oldham, Richard F. Pajer, Glen G. Panikis, 
Davie Prestidge, Wallace Roofener, Donald 
Sagen, Harold E. Senft, James Sikich, Robert 
A. Smith, Jack L. Snyder, Donald Stillson, Harry 
Stow, Harold Strubler, and William D. Weisheit. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: John E, Birch, Eugene Laky, Chester Sroka, 
James D. Nelson, Clarence Wetzel, David 
Speigler, William Meister, Owen Jungles, and 
Ralph W. Sauper. 

Picture No. 3 shows the following officers: 
Treasurer Jerry J. Mulac, Financial Secretary 
Roland C. Johnsen, Illinois State Council Presi- 
dent Donald Gorman, Wasden Joseph Shuster, 
Anthony Ortloff, Vice President Edward 
Mazurowski, President Arthur Prokaski, Frank 
Dean, Chicago District Council Secretary- 
Treasurer Wesley Isaacson, Business Repre- 
sentative Lester Nelson, Conductor Paul Surin, 

Westmont, III. — Picture No. 1 

Westmont, III.— Picture No. 2 

Westmont, III.— Picture No. 3 

Trustee F. Henry Kilianek, Recording Secretary 
Robert Erickson, Trustee Robert Arnolde, and 
Trustee Gerald Prokaski. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Anthony Ortloff, and Frank D. Dean. 

Members who received pins but were not 
present for the photograph included: 30-year 
members Andrew J. Bsier, Donald Binns, John 
Devereux, John R. Elza, Steve R. Hacker, Pete 
Hultman, Robert C. Johnson, Earl L. Kubis, 
Edward J. Mazour, and Thomas E. Smith; and 
35-year members Herbert Flemm, Vincent 
Pokorny, and Ed Steinhauer. 

Headed for Trouble 
Without Your Hard Hat 

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics 
survey of head injuries stiowed ttiat eight 
out of ten workers hurt were not wearing 
hard hats at the time of the accident, and 
half of those surveyed said such protec- 
tion was not required or normally used 
on their jobs. 

The most typical head injury was 
caused by a falling object, the BLS 
reported, and the second most common 
accident was caused by workers' heads 
hitting a stationary object. 

The survey is part of a series of studies 
being conducted by the BLS to help the 
Occupational Safety & Health Adminis- 
tration develop standards on the use of 
personal protection equipment. 

Westmont, III. — Picture No. 4 

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Savings Bonds Protect Futures 



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Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 2 


On December 20, 1980, Local 1913 awarded 
its 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45-year members at its 
annual pin presentation ceremony. Those who 
were honored are shown in the accompanying 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Sigurd Gjelsvik, James Hill, 
Woodrow Hite, Onni Loponen, and Charles 

Back row, from left: Lewis Winter, Frank 
Rising, Hugh Story, Gilbert Zamora, and Joe 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: unidentified, John Campbell, 
Guide Fosso, Lee Kully, Wilburn Garrett, Wil- 
liam Green, and Marvin Klone. 

Back row, from left: Rene Wille, Harold 
Kelsch, Carl Little, Frank Monroe, William 
Plantenberg, Frank Randise, Albert Shepard, 
and Charles Pierce. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Karl Dahlsten, Lee Critchfield, 
Robert Hauger, William Jones, and Victor 

Back row, from left; Financial Secretary Vern 
Lankford, Sidney McCaleb, George Nagy, and 
President C. V. Reyes. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Richard Heflin, Dave Burris, and Nelson 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, from 
left: William Nilsson, Hugh Freeman, and Nels 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

Edmonton, Alta. — Picture No. 2 


On February 7, 1981, Local 1460 honored its 
20 and 25-year members at a banquet and 
dance held at the Londonderry Hotel. Tenth 
District Board Member Ron Dancer made the 
presentations to the following honorees pic- 
tured in the accompanying photographs. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: President 
Bill Jamieson with 20-year members Al 
McDonald, Frank Dorval, Paul Dowhaniuk, 
Gordon Hay, Aldo Buffone, and Tenth District 
Board Member Ron Dancer. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Al Hanke, Bob Blais, Art Evers, John 

Anderson, Bill Bilida, Karl Hossfeld, Tony 
Heimannsberg, Paul Lumme, Red Mills, Lorenz 
Pitka, Howard Roberts, Norm Cusack, and 
Ed Brenner. 

The following members also received their 
pins: 20-year members Tilmon Albert, Floyd 
Cromwell, Art Doucette, Alf Harrison, Norman 
Herst, Sig Ladd, Nick Moisey, Ray Tanner, 
Wallace Wereley, Sam Yarrow, and Ted Yarrow. 

25-year members Ed Allen, Ted Jandura, Art 
Vallentien, Henry Neugebauer, Gerry Eberle, 
Phil Leclair, Ab Kemshead, Austin Hall, Ed 
Ferrer, Al Macauley, Howard McDonald, Hugh 
McDonald, Gerry Palutke, Art Semenjuk, Fred 
Wrubel, and Nels Shead. 

MAY, 1981 


Cleveland, O. 

Glendale, Calif. 


On December 16, 1980, Local 1108 held a 
party to honor 33 members for their 25 years 
of loyal service to the Brotherhood. Pictured 
in the accompanying photograph, front row, 
from left, are: Donald Walker, John A. Mclver, 
Siegfried Franke, and Nikolaj Kluczarow. 

Second row, from left: Howard Oper, Melvin 
Gustin, Joe Bedrick, and George Matusek. 

Back row, from left: Fred Meyers, Gilbert 
Bachna, Joe Borocz, and Donald Milla. 

Other members who received pins but were 
not present for the photograph included: Mike 
Billak, Banner Conn, John Cox, Claude W. 
Driver, Mike Flynn, Robert Hakola, Charles 
Hartman, Edward Konjura, Ronald Kratochvil, 
Paul Leszko, Juozas Liuima, Ivan Lowe, Ray- 
mond H. Meyers, Harry Moehle, Charles 
Purpura, Harland Ruhrkraut, Franz SeidI, Colin 
Townsend, Edward Vinca, Myron Wells, and 
Rade Zubrick. 


On December 19, 1980, Local 563 held an 
awards ceremony to honor the following long- 
standing members, shown in the accompanying 
photograph from left to right: Rudi 
Rubschlager, 25-years; Financial Secretary 
Harold Miller, President Ralph Zabrecky; 
Roland Peters, Curtis Lundeen, and Manley 
Suess, all 25-years; Harry Talley, 50-years; 
and Dan Turko, 25-years. 


Local 18 recently celebrated a 25-year 
dinner and social evening in honor of its long- 
time members. Guests at the gathering in- 
cluded Ninth District Board Member John 
Carruthers, new Democrat Bob McKenzie, and 
Hamilton Mayor Bill Powell, a former member 
of Local 18. The following members received 
service pins. 

Picture No. 1— Front row, from left to right: 
John Jalsevac, Charles Cox, George Peacock, 
Ninth District Board Member John Carruthers, 
Bernard LeBlanc, and George Richards. 

Back row, from left to right: President Tom 
Casey, Paul Chicuti, Michael Lochner, Eric 
Wittke, John Sexton, Bill Duncan, Past Presi- 
dent.Glenn O'Hara, Bob Ducharme, and Busi- 
ness Representative and Past President Jack 

Picture No. 2— Front row, from left to right: 
John Lochner, Ewald Bluemke, Bob Habszy, 
John MacLean, and George Chafe. 

Back row, from left to right: Candido 
Cavallin, President Tom Casey, Recording Sec- 
retary Tom Fenwick, John Zabeiga, and Busi- 
ness Representative Jack Tarbutt. 

Picture No. 3— From left to right: New 
Democrat Bob McKenzie, Ewald Bluemke, 
Hamilton Mayor Bill Powell, and Jack Tarbutt. 

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Hamilton, Ont. — Picture No. \ 

Hamilton, Ont. — Picture No. 2 

Hamilton, Ont. — Picture No. 3 

Write Congressmen, 
Write Canadian MPs 

Interest rates are too high in the 
United States and Canada . . . particularly 
mortgage interest rates. It is within the 
power of our legislators to do something 
to bring about interest-rate reductions. 

The high cost of money spreads 
throughout the economy and is built into 
the cost of all goods and services. High 
interest rates choke the economy and 
prevent expansion. High interest rates 
and high unemployment are the major 
contributors to a high budget deficit. 

We urge Canadian members to write 
to their Members of Parliament and that 
American members write their Congress- 
men and Senators, urging action now to 
reduce interest rates. 



in mGmoRinin 

The following list of 888 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents at total of $1,134,890.30 in death claims paid for February. 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

1, Chicago, IL — Anthony Brinati, Mrs. Peter 


2, Cincinnati, OH — Mrs. Henry Snyder. 
5, St. Louis, MO— Arnold W. StefTens. 

7, Minneapolis, MN — John F. Grommesch, 

Arthur F. Holcombe, Gust R. Johnson, 
Erick G. Larson, William H. Lender, 
John Nycklemoe. 

8, Philadelphia, PA— Westley E. Colson, 

Giuseppe Fusto, Joseph Godfrey. 

11, Cleveland, OH — Edward J. Adomines, 
Charles J. Vanek. 

12, Syracuse, NY— William E. Gee, Mrs. 
Werner Wanzenried. 

13, Chicago, IL — Axel W. Anderson, Walter 

S. Bose, Frank J. Franckowiak, John J. 
Nagle, Carl Peterson, William R. Ryan. 

14, San Antonio, TX — Richard B. Kuehm, 
Adolph G. Schattenberg, Albert F. 

15, Hackensack, NJ — Charles Bisig, Kristian 

A. Bleik, Joseph Dragone, Mrs. J. Wil- 
bur Grau, John W. Laamanen. 

16, Springfield, IL — Olon J. Beeby, Mrs. Lee 

W. R. Goby, Charles Marcy, Firth D. 

18, Hamilton, Ont., Can. — Antoine Seeburger. 

19, Detroit, MI — John Mag Brown, John 
Devereaux, Mrs. Ernest J. Gatesy, Les- 
ton Justice, Mrs. Lloyd D. Schlegel. . 

20, New York, NY — Martin Skelson, Joseph 

22, San Francisco, CA — Mrs. James O. Mc- 
Gaughy, Mrs. John J. Payne, Alfred C. 

24, Central CT— John Belli, Edward Davis, 

Gabriel H. Poulin, Sr., Richard Soper, 
Thomas Frank Welch. 

25, Los Angeles, CA — Woodrow A. Roy, 
Harold J. Smith. 

26, East Detroit, MI— Anthony M. Koch, 
Clive W. Maxwell, Charles F. Nyberg, 
William J. Robb, Emmett O. Thompson, 
John Ward. 

27, Toronto, Ont., Can. — Adalbert Friolet. 

30, New London, CT— Harold Lindell. 

31, Trenton, NJ — Mrs. James Goslin, Paul 
C. Parsons, Frank J. Shestko. 

32, Springfield, MA — Antonio Dionne. 

35, San Rafael, CA— Francis A. Baptiste, 
Julius Horvath, Aloys J. Jordan, Gun- 
nar A. Nordstrom. 

36, Oakland, CA— Howard Wallin. 

41, Woburn, MA— Lester J. Dickey, Alex- 
ander Goldsworthy. 

43, Hartford, CT— Anselrae J. Belliveau, 
Harry Bendell, David M. Konover, Paul 
A. Walstedt. 

44, Champaign, IL — William O. Martin. 

47, St. Louis, MO— Mrs. Robert L. Erick- 
son, Mrs. Orville W. Hemminghaus, 
Mrs. Eugene R. Smith. 

48, Fitchburg, MA — Mrs. William Flink- 

50, Knoxville, TN— Charles A. Henry, Albert 
A. Johnson, Roscoe B. Johnson, Mrs. 
Otha Satterfield, George M. Yancey. 

53, White Plains, NY— Mrs. Louis Costabile. 

54, Chicago, IL — Mrs. Frank Krejci. 
56, Boston, MA — Louis G. Allain. 

58, Chicago, II^Mrs. Adler Bergfield, Carl 
Duhn, Ernest Engstrom, John Lindgren, 
Conrad Schodin, Edward Zeches. 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Mrs. Kenneth E. Bier- 

baum, Herman Langosh, Henry C. Wolf. 

61, Kansas City, MO — Ernest J. Blunk, Mrs. 

Wayne E. Collins, Howard E. German, 
Clayton W. Guthrie, Sr., Glen C. Hobbs, 
Mrs. James Kedigh, Herbert H. Maid- 
ment, Garrett G. Sadler, Claude H. 
Vanderpool, Alfred Weinbrenner, Oval 
A. West. 

62, Chicago, IL — Victor A. Deutsher, Elon 
J. Ringbloom. 

64, Louisville, KY — Paul J. Culver, Henry 
Heick, Mrs. Charles D. Thompson, 
Thomas J. Zurschmeide, Sr. 

65, Perth Amboy, NJ — John G. Sorensen. 
67, Boston, MA— Edmund F. Ward. 

69, Canton, OH— Mrs. Samuel B. Miller, 
Merriam B. Snyder. 

74, Chattanooga, TN — Mrs. Leonard F. 
Card, Lorenzo B. Hadden, Ralph W. 
Hulsey, Kenneth E. Kirby. 

78, Troy, NY — Joseph M. Lettko. 

80, Chicago, IL — Ernest G. Gomoll, Berten 
Hagen, Kenneth H. Shepherd. 

85, Rochester, NY — Joseph L. Abert, Her- 
man R. Blankenship, Paul R. Tischler. 

87, St. Paul, MN— Michael Wahl. 

90, Evansville, IN — Joe P. Burris. 

94, Providence, RI — Gustav E. Bloom, Ray- 

mond E. Candelet, Robert E. Eldredge, 
John L. Manni, Mrs. Herman Medeiros. 

95, Detroit, MI — Archie Bain, Mrs. Willie A. 

Brown, Mrs. Robert Weiler. 

98, Spokane, WA — Frank F. Bennett, Martin 

Nielsen, William J. Perry, Ernest E. 

99, Bridgeport, CN — Mrs. John Chimini, 
Mario DeCarli, Ernest Johnson, Mrs. 
Thomas Newman, Anthony Puglisi. 

101, Baltimore, MD— Mrs. Don L. Houck, 
Marvin L. Mason, John W. Ritter. 

103, Birmingham, AL— Odis H. Blackmon, 
Berry H. Shedd. 

104, Dayton, OH — Deo Hocker, Herman R. 

109, Sheffield, AL— Earnest B. Shelton, Alvin 
H. Smith. 

112, Butte, MT— David Birrer. 

117, Albany, NY — James Conklin, Mrs. John 
F. Jansen, Otto Lake, James M. Neely, 
Mrs. Erling Stiansen, Charles J. Wiley. 

120, Utica, NY— Henry P. Wagner. 

128, St. Albans, WV— John W. Tabor. 

131, Seattle, WA— Fritz Arno, I. Glenn 
Boone, Hollis H. Hawn, Eugene Lahore, 
Mrs. Harold G. Stirtan, James McNeill. 

132, Washington, DC — Maldon Duncan, 
Harry W. Fletcher, Robert E. Newby. 

133, Terre Haute, IN— G. Arthur Pugh. 

134, Montreal, Que., Can. — Mrs. Roger 
Audet, Theodule Castilloux, Mrs. Jules 
Fortin, Mederic Guay, Leonidas Lajoie. 

135, New York, NY — Michael Ferrara, 
Thaddeus T. Presby, (Issie) Izi Strong- 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— John Shorts, James P. 

146, Schenectady, NY— Henry C. Specht, 

Mrs. Ralph J. Whiteman. 
149, Tarrytown, NY— Mrs. Joseph Lanza. 
162, San Mateo, CA— Kenneth G. Adams, 

John L. Hardiman, J. Kent Hopkirk, 

William O. Johnson, Alfred L. Gates. 

166, Rock Island, IL — Harold G. Crow, 
Mrs. Bennett K. Norton, Orval W. 

169, E. St. Louis, IL— Mrs. Augustine Bell. 

171, Youngstown, OH — Mrs. Glen Dinger, 
Richard A. Traichal. 

176, Newport, RI— Harold E. Knowe. 

180, Vallejo, CA— William H. Rodman. 

181, Chicago, IL — Mrs. Floyd Mattheeussen, 
Mrs. Arthur Nelson, Conrad Nordli. 

183, Peoria, IL — Marshall M. Parry, Winston 

E. Underbill. 

185, St. Louis, MO— Mrs. Eldon R. Travis. 

188, Yonkers, NY — Harold Michaely. 

189, Quincy, IL — Mrs. Ivan R. Forgy. 

190, Klamath Falls, OR— Mrs. James L. 

194, East Bay, CA — Mrs. Andrew P. Loesch, 
Chester A. Mcintosh, Mrs. Charles L. 
Moore, Arnold P. Sears, James M. 

198, Dallas, TX — Mrs. Joe Leonard Braly, 
John C. Hinton, J. T. Locklear, Nona 
S. Milam, John L. Ockels, John S. 
Phillips, Mrs. Roy Stewart. 

199, Chicago, IL — John S. Carlson, Albert 

F. Hintze, Mrs. Arthur R. Will. 

200, Columbus, OH— Kenneth S. Athey, 
Harold E. Hill, Mrs. Kenneth S. Mc- 
Creary, Oscar D. Needles, Robert H. 

213, Houston, TX— Luther L. Nance, Ray- 
mond Pershall, William D. Price, Curtis 
E. Slayton. 

222, Washington, IN— Harold G. Bartl, 
Arthur H. Holzmeyer. 

225, Atlanta, GA— Robert A. Cofer, Farral 
N. Hogue, Mrs. Luke Ingram. 

226, Portland, OR— Emery M. Cole. 
230, Pittsburgh, PA — William C. Fox. 

232, Ft. Wayne, IN— Joe B. Cook, Edwin 

H. Froelich. 
235, Riverside, CA — Mrs. Johnny E. McGee. 
241, Moline, IL— Donald L. Galbraith. 
244, Grand Junction, CO — Mrs. Robert 

Adams, Mrs. Jack Owens. 

257, New York, NY— John Anto, John H. 
Deas, Fredrik W. Lindeman, Arvid 
Lindfors, Bard Vagen, Victor MamO. 

258, Oneonia, NY— Clesson E. Wells. 

263, Bloomsburg, PA — Harvey Edward Long. 

264, Milwaukee, WI — Marius Visintainer. 

265, Saugerties, NY— Henry C. Wenk. 

266, Stockton, CA — Lawrence Michael 

267, Dresden, OH— Robert B. Hamilton, 
Sr., Edward R. Parker, Peter G. Rapol. 

268, Sharon, PA— Carl F. Goodrick. 

280, Lockport, NY — Mrs. Frank Fiori, Mrs. 
Theodore S. Keyes. 

281, Binghamton, NY — William J. Burnside, 
George Evan. 

283, Augusta, GA — Robert T. Reeves, Mrs. 
J. R. Smith. 

284, New York, NY— Harold Carlson. 
287, Harrisburg, PA — Mrs. Harry Lyons. 

297, Kalamazoo, MI — Earl P. Miller. 

298, New York, NY — Gustav Molerin. 
308, Cedar Rapids, lA — Merl S. Carroll, 

August G. Fliehler. 
316, San Jose, CA — Mrs. Richard P. Alvear, 
Mrs. Mervyn J. Bayreuther, Mrs. Samuel 
R. Elias, Alan V. Miller, Harold T. 

MAY, 1981 


Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

317, Aberdeen, WA — Willard A. Wenman. 

325, Palerson, NJ — Mrs. William Geerts, 
Adolph A. Schwerdt, Garrett Zinnemers. 

329, Oklahoma City, OK— Oliver M. Bea- 
vers, Lawrence H. Liles, Mrs. Joe O. 
Stiner, Theron F. West. 

333, New Kensington, PA — James F. Cain, 
Mrs. Bright M. Remaley. 

337, Detroit, MI— Oscar R. Thomas. 

338, Seattle, WA— Forrest H. Bertram, Mrs. 
Homer R. Toombs. 

340, Hagerstown, MD — Thomas E. Jones. 
342, Pawtucket, RI — Mrs. Alcide Cantata, 
Leonidas A. Cayer. 

344, Waukesha, WI — Louis A. Masek. 

345, Memphis, TN — Mrs. Leland Cross, 
Marvin Y. Eaker, James R. Griffin, 
Frank H. Jones. Aubrey W. Smith. 

347, Mattoon, IL — William F. Murphy. 
359, Philadelphia, PA— Woodrow W. Har- 

rell. George N. Klein. 
363, Elgin, IL — Joseph W. LaPointe. 
372, Lima, OH— Conley S. Richards. 
374, Buffalo, NY— Michael Botticelli. 
384, Asheville, NC— Isaac A. Tollev. 

386, Angels Camp, CA— George N. Bladh. 

387, Columbus, MS— Charles E. Campbell. 

388, Richmond, VA— Norman G. Shiflett. 
393, Camden, NJ — Mrs. Frank W. Mathews, 

Joseph Miller. 
397, Whitby, Ont., Can.— John E. McLean. 
400, Omaha, NE — Johnnie E. Couch, Joe 

R. Gloria, Andres Persson, Howard C. 


404, Lake Co. & Vic, OH— James A. Scott. 

405, Miami, FL — Lorentz A. Lorentzson, 
Percy J. Reynolds. 

410, Ft. Madison, lA— Elzie A. Kelly, Fran- 
cis R. Maginnis. 
413, South Bend, IN — Harold D. Heiermann. 

415, Cincinnati, OH — Mrs. Henry J. Weg- 

416, Chicago, 11^— Cecil Ball, Walter F. 
Hall, August W. Persson. 

417, St. Louis, MO— Virgil W. Bostic, Ed- 
ward A. Moore, Clarence L. Schmitt. 

419, Chicago, IL — Mrs. Edward Fuhrmann. 
440, Buffalo, NY— Mrs. Frederick R. Smith. 

454, Philadelphia, PA — Napoleon Brown, 
Vernon L. Wade, Sr. 

455, Somerville, NJ — Raymond Farley, Wil- 
liam W. Wehrle. 

458, Clarksville, IN— Mrs. Richard Graham. 
462, Greensburg, PA — Frank K. Harman. 
465, West Chester, PA— Mrs. Robert S. 

468, New York, NY— John Ebach. 
470, Tacoma, WA — Emil F. Aust, Mrs. Car! 

O. Herreid, Arthur L. Husby, John L. 

Mahon, Iven L. Poling, Olav SoUi. 
475, Ashland, MA — Amedee Scott. 
485, Christopher, IL — Asa Crisp. 
488, New York, NY— Johannes Walter 

492, Reading, PA— John M. Coulson. Alfred 

E. Eckenrode, Jr., Edmund H. Wentzel. 
494, Windsor, Ont., Can. — William A. Acton, 

Gino Burssa. 

507, Na.shville, TN — Nathaniel M. Sapp. 

508, Marion, II^Frank S. Miles. 

512, Ann Arbor, MI — Raynor S. Pilbeam. 

515, Colorado Springs, CO — Robert A. 
Glynn, George L. Hall. 

522, Durham, NC— Charles R. Miller. 

530, Los Angeles, CA — Ida F. Hale, Leslie 

532, Elmira, NY— William F. Ray. 

535, Norwood, MA — Francis Joseph Ken- 

537, Aiken, SC— Mrs. J. B. Stone. 

548, St. Paul, MN— Marvin H. Brenner. 
550, Oakland, CA — Steven M. Bernes. 

556, Meadville, PA— Mrs. Wallace K. Foulk. 

557, Bozeman, MT — Iowa B. Sugden. 

558, Elmhurst, IL — George A. Bainer, Frank 
L. Brusati, Frank B. Sanders. 

561, Pittsburg, KS — Fernand J. Godard. 

562, Everett, WA — Mrs. Neal Vandervate. 

563, Glendale, CA — Mrs. Real Lachance. 
576, Pine Bluff, AR — James Frank Musgrove. 
579, St. Johns, NF, Can.— George E. Par- 

586, Sacramento, CA — Mrs. Joseph C. Car- 
ter, Fred M. Townsend. 
595, Lynn, MA — Harvey Bray. 
599, Hammond, IN — Herbert Morris. 

602, St. Louis, MO— Mrs. Paul McKelvey. 

603, Ithaca, NY — Leo O. Himmanen, Eugene 
O. Maalta, Milton M. Sweet. 

608, New York, NY— William Foody, Ed- 
ward G. Windsor. 

612, Fairview, NJ — Arturo Di Stefano, Wil- 
liam Gebhardt, Sr. 

620, Madison, NJ — Mrs. James Viola. 

622, Waco, TX— Mrs. Harry A. Bush, Don 
Murray Cox. 

623, Atlantic Co., NJ— Leon C. Trendell. 

626, Wilmington, DE — Joseph G. George. 

627, Jacksonville, FL — William A. Ballard. 
639, Akron, OH— Albert D. Jones, Charles 

F. Stephens. 

642, Richmond, CA— Mrs. Earl V. Carlisle, 
Mrs. Raymond Edwards, Jack E. Gasa- 
way, Mrs. Alex Martz, Mrs. Leroy E. 

643, Chicago, II^Milton A. Haffner. 
650, Pomeroy, OH— Earl Hart. 

658, Millinocket, ME— Mrs. Jerry Graffert. 

659, Rawlins, WY— Frank Gordon. 
661, Ottawa, IL— Charles L. Arnold. 

665, Amarillo, TX — Louis Gerald Home. 

666, Etobicoke, Ont., Can. — Stanley Kowal- 

668, Palo Alto, CA— Mrs. Ernest J. Fred- 
675, Toronto, Ont., Can. — David N. Ains- 

worth, Arturo Pasta. 
678, Dubuque, lA— Gerald F. Pfeiffer. 
690, Little Rock, AR— Sherman B. Westfall. 
695, Sterling, IL — Raymond J. Maes. 
698, Covington, KY— Shelby S. Hisel, Sr., 

Frank T. Neubacher. 
701, Fresno, CA — John A. Puckett, John 

Ralph Simpson. 
703, Lockland, OH— Edward B. Cromer. 
710, Long Beach, CA — Mrs. Theodore L. 

Burdell, William H. Zimmerman. 
715, Elizabeth, NJ— Frank B. Kubiak, Robert 

J. Pafchek. 
726, Davenport, lA — Betty M. Hoogerwerf. 
735, Mansfield, OH— Mrs. Frank J. Franko, 

Mrs. Thomas Miller. 

742, Decatur, IL — George W. Long. 

743, Bakersfield, CA — Lynn B. Bridgewater, 
Albert Lord, Robert R. McKinley. 

745, Honolulu, HI— Raymond Bartels, Sr., 
Larry K. Brown, Sr., Fred L. Cunning- 
ham, Isamu Watanabe. 

751, Santa Rosa, CA — Ralph Currie, Truman 
A. Hampton. 

753, Beaumont, TX — John Price Hartley. 

756, Bellingham, WA — Victor B. Manson. 

763, Enid, OK— Mrs. Robert R. Reschke. 

764, Sbreveport, LA — Oliver L. Crank, 
George G. Edwards. 

770, Yakima, WA— William O. Dickens, 
Mrs. Lester V. Filer, Leo W. Sherry. 

782, Fond du Lac, WI— John D. Schubring. 

785, Cambridge, Ont., Can. — Max Reinders. 

787, New York, NY— Mrs. Albert Bosk, 
Robert M. Rasmussen. 

792, Rockford, 11^— Charles Morgan, Wil- 
liam E. Oliver, Lewis H. Steurer. 

801, Woonsocket, RI— Eugene R. Sweck, Sr. 

812, Cairo, 11^— Joseph W. Parker. 

815, Beverly, MA— Wilfred Bernard, Blanch- 
ard S. Nickerson. 

819, W. Palm Beach, FI^— Harold R. Dun- 
lap, Edward A. Jenness, Joseph E. 
Miller, Sr. 

839, Des Plaines, 11^— Robert C. Achard, 
Kenneth O. Cook, Van Dyke S. Schnei- 

841, Carbondale, IL — Henry C. Born. 

844, Reseda, CA — Mrs. Jimmie Heinze, Sr. 

848, San Bruno, CA— Victor Koklich. 

851, Anoka, MN — Adolph L. Wannarka. 

857, Tucson, AZ — Lester V. Scales, Verless 
R. Sparks, Dennis R. Vincent. 

871, Battle Creek, MI— Edward A. Eisinger. 

891, Hot Springs, AR — Clarence J. Bray. 

900, Altoona, PA— Mrs. Charles McCord. 

902, Brooklyn, NY— Albert Belli, Olaf Nil- 
sen, John Piskorowski. 

911, Kalispell, MT— James R. Cassidy. 

912, Richmond, IN — Albert H. Emmenegger. 
916, Aurora, IL — Charles F. Bomberger, 

Mrs. Andrew W. Christophersen. 

925, Salinas, CA — Adron Claud Frazier, 
Walter Mazgai. 

929, South Gate, CA— Leroy B. Nethercott. 

937, Dubuque, lA — Nicholas G. Reno. 

943, Tulsa, OK— Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. 
Carlson, William B. Oliver. 

945, Jefferson City, MO— Michael D. Bart- 

948, Sioux City, lA— Ralph C. Linquist. 

953, Lake Charles, LA— Mrs. Jim D. Wal- 

957, Stillwater, MN— John N. Sadowski. 

958, Marquette, MI — John D. Garceau, Karl 
G. Peterson. 

965, DeKalb, II^-Gilbert Reschke. 

974, Baltimore, MD— Mrs. John G. E. Ma- 
bus, Thomas I. Potee. 

982, Detroit, MI— Stephen Kozar, Leon F. 
Lucas, Albert E. Owen, Louis C. Sem- 

993, Miami, FI^-Mrs. Benjamin F. Bell, 
Mrs. Louis M. Johnson, Jr., George J. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Harold Coltson, Mrs. 
Joseph N. Roussel. 

1005, Merrillville, IN— Carl E. Bunning, 
Joseph J. Pardus. 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ— Percy G. Bart- 
lett, Charles E. Harris, Arthur J. Pajak, 
Louis Pirrotta, John Rossetto. 

1014, Warren, PA— Milton E. Brown. 

1020, Portland, OR— Mrs. Lester V. Clark. 

1026, Hallandale, FL — Amon R. Conger, 
Mrs. Ramon McDonald, Joseph B. 

1036, Longview, WA— William M. Critten- 

1042, Plattsburgh, NY— Mrs. Joseph E. 

1049, Poplar Bluff, MO— Herbert M. Joiner. 

1050, Philadelphia, PA— John Bereska. 

1052, Hollywood, CA— Mrs. R. Archie 
Black. Henry Leslie Holt, Marius V. 
Madsen, J. D. Nixon. Gustav C. Patzer, 
William J. White, Cambria A. Wilson. 

1053, Milwaukee, WI — John Erjantz, Mrs. 
Edwin S. Mix. 

1065, Salem, OR— George R. Rolfe, Arthur 
R. Sikes. 

1072, Muskogee, OK — Roy Jackson Tyler. 

1073, Philadelphia, PA— Mrs. Henry Ryan. 

1074, Eau Claire, WI— Andrew Olson. 



Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

1078, FTcdericksburg, VA— Harry B. Brad- 

1089, Phoenix, AZ— Lester E. Ostwald, 

George W. Wilkens. 
1092, Marseilles & Morris, IL — Mrs. Archie 

M. Anderson, Mrs. Tipton McCawley, 

Sylvester Short. 

1097, Longview, TX— Edd H. Hollis. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA — Clarence L. Clay- 
ton, Mrs. Mike Nail, Thomas T. Wilson. 

1102, Warren, MI — Auguste Bernard, Olof 

B. Hart, Carl F. LaLonde. 
1104, Tyler, TX— Lloyd Kersh. 

1108, Cleveland, OH— Merrel H. Cunning- 
ham, Donald C. Hanley, Edward F. 
Leiher, Isaac Mackey, Michael Taus. 

1109, Visalia, CA — Armey A. Cooper, Lloyd 
M. Guerra, Mrs. Marcelo Torres. 

1120, Portland, OR— Clifford R. Annis, 

Charles Fredrickson. 
1138, Toledo, OH— Mrs. Lyle H. Rothen- 

buhler, Luther L. Winter. 

1146, Green Bay, WI— Floyd L. Gauthier. 

1147, Roseville, CA— Earl Van Hooser. 

1148, Olympia, WA — Joseph M. Brockley, 
Paul L. Sandbakken, James H. Tuohey. 

1149, San Francisco, CA — Mrs. John AUe- 
mand. Glen L. Holbrook. 

1160, Pittsburgh, PA— Stephen A. Hoffmann. 

1162, New York, NY— Kenneth Hewan, 
John Selja. 

1163, Rochester, NY— Guy G. Tetu. 

1164, Brooklyn, NY — Alekoas Pocius. 

1184, Seattle, WA— Wallace McPherson, 
Henry N. Nelson, Reuben H. Plenge, 
Marion T. Schwintz. 

1185, Hillside, IL — Leonard A. Lohman. 

1186, Alton, II^Ellsworth P. Williams. 

1187, Grand Island, NB— Melvin J. Eaglin. 
1192, Birmingham, AL — Mrs. Ralph D. 


1203, Jasper, AL — A. Jack Sherer. 

1204, New York, NY— Frank Russo, Alex 

1207, Charleston, WV— Hampton Turner. 

1208, Milwaukee, WI— Marko Trgo. 
1216, Mesa, AZ — Freemon R. Daugherty. 
1222, Medford, NY— Mrs. George Rewt. 
1224, Emporia, KS — Henry Arndt. 

1235, Modesto, CA— William H. Day, Giles 

H. Layne. 
1242, Akron, OH — James L. Davies. 
1245, Carlsbad, NM— Allison M. Kevil. 

1250, Homestead, FI^-Frank J. Vlk. 

1251, New Westminster, BC, Can — Terry 

1255, Chillicothe, OH— Mrs. Russell M. 

1262, Chillicothe, MO— Selma S. Dowell. 

1266, Austin, TX— (Jack) Eugene B. Ed- 
wards, Sr., Edward L. Wunneburger. 

1274, Decatur, AI^Earnest W. Ellis, Ellis 
B. Jacks. 

1277, Bend, OR— Ray F. Hutsell, Ronald "A. 

1280, Mountain View, CA— Tony S. Gon- 
zales, Bruce B. Phillips, James F. Robert- 

1281, Anchorage, AK — Lyle J. Karch. 
1289, Seattle, WA— Fay Edleman, Mrs. 

Ernest C. Homestead, Ernest R. Lund- 

strom, Thomas A. Murphy, George H. 

1292, Huntington, NY— Edward Kuder. 
1296, San Diego, CA — Mrs. Robert Arther- 

ton, Mrs. Ian Morgan. 

1298, Nampa, ID — Clyde Woodrow Eagan. 

1299, Covington, KY— Paul Spicer. 

1300, San Diego, CA— Emmett B. Harner. 

1301, Monroe, MI — Larry W. Eipperle. 

1302, New London, CT— Lloyd Lyons. 

1305, Fall River, MA — Victor Aubry, Aime 
J. Laferriere. 

1308, Lake Worth, FL— Columbus P. Wallen. 

1319, Albuquerque, NM — Alfonso M. Cruz, 
Fred Romero, William C. Yocom. 

1325, Edmonton, AB, Can. — Anton Eich- 

1329, Independence, MO— Clyde W. Bene- 
field, Mrs. Hugh F. Johnson, Sr. 

1342, Irvington, NJ — John Delvecchio, An- 
thony Drazdowsky, Carl J. Garofalo, 
Anthony Guerino, Adolf Hansen, Mul- 
ford Kocher, Frank I. Mellin, John M. 

1345, Buffalo, NY— Colin A. McDonald, 
John G. Mitchell. 

1353, Santa Fe, NM — Jose A. Montoya. 

1357, Memphis, TN — Jesse C. Morgan. 

1359, Toledo, OH— Newton H. Basore. 

1365, Cleveland, OH — Michael Schwarz. 

1367, Chicago, IL — Frank Fromkin. 

1371, Gadsden, AL — Mrs. Homer S. Burke. 

1372, Easthampton, MA— Mrs. Russell C. 
Ulm, Sr. 

1382, Rochester, MN— Mrs. Oliver Olson. 

1393, Toledo, OH— Elmer McGregor. 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl^-John H. Graham, 
Mrs. Edward B. Hughes, Mrs. Randolph 

1396, Golden, CO— James M. Hunt, Ken- 
neth J. Wagner. 

1397, North Hempstead, NY— John J. Knes- 

1401, Buffalo, NY— Isadore Mahlmeister. 
1408, Redwood City, CA— Lee B. Colby, 

Paul S. Snipes. 
1412, Paducah, KY— Robert L. Mittendorf. 
1418, Lodi, CA— Mrs. Earl D. Campbell. 
1437, Compton, CA — Adolph Aye, Mrs. 

Joseph L. Cunningham, Claude A. Reed. 
1445, Topeka, KS— William ¥'. Layport. 
1447, Vero Beach, FL — George J. Haug. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA— Ralph L. 
Ames, Mrs. Phillip L. Barnes, Mrs. 
Louis A. Dybell, Henry E. Erbe, Bobby 
D. Patterson. 

1454, Cincinnati, OH — Carl Metzger, Nor- 
man F. Probst, Robert B. Spratt, Allen 
D. Zinkhon. 

1456, New York, NY— Olaf Ausland, Joseph 
Bertucci, Joseph Miller, Mrs. Vincent 
Naglieri, Michael P. Sedmak. 

1462, Doylestown, PA— Carl Frank. 

1471, Jackson, MS — Hance W. Barron, John 
Herman King. 

1487, Buriington, VT— William G. Gagnon. 

1489, Burlington, NJ— William T. Britton. 

1496, Fresno, CA— Clifford W. Hubbart, 
Jesse R. Olson. 

1497, Los Angeles, -CA- Robert E. Ball, 
Charles V. Schultz. 

1498, Provo, UT— Glenn O. Rowe. 

1506, Los Angeles, CA — Lester M. Keiper, 
Henry Monk. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Wilbur K. Bartlett, Jr., 
Joseph W. Leavitt, William J. Rheaume. 

1509, Miami, FI^-Mrs. Jean B. Stcyr. 
1512, Blountville, TN— Frank Keplinger. 
1529, Kansas City, KS— James E. Schiller. 
1533, Two Rivers, WI — Louis J. Malczewski. 
1536, New York, NY — Joseph Passalaqua, 

Mrs. Frederick Simons. 
1559, Muscatine, lA — Mrs. Forrest Ballew. 

1570, Yuba City, CA— Calvin W. Dunlap, 
Mrs. Charles M. Schaeter. 

1571, San Diego, CA— Wallace B. Girton, 
Ernie L. Williams. 

1581, Napoleon, OH— Virgil E. Hefflinger, 
Frank Zak. 

1585, Lawton, OK — Edmond O. Franklin. 

1590, Washington, DC— Leif S. Hunsbedt, 
Soren C. Nielsen. 

1598, Victoria, BC, Can. — Victor Mortimore, 
Arthur O. Ramsfield. 

1607, Los Angeles, CA— Wilbur A. Shores. 

1632, San Luis Obispo, CA — Francis J. 
Jewell, Selvin W. Reynolds. 

1635, Kansas City, MO— Oscar R. Berglund. 

1644, Minneapolis, MN — Richard Mulvihill, 
Mrs. Ivan Wolf. 

1648, Laguna Beach, CA — Jim R. (Joachim) 

1654, Midland, MI — Mrs. Raymond Lam- 

1659, Bartlesville, OK— Donald R. Robert- 

1667, Biloxi, MS — Irvin J. Thibodeaux. 

1669, Thunder Bay, Ont. Can.— Leslie Ray- 
mond Kivisto. 

1689, Tacoma, WA— Alf Anderson, John H. 
Begley, Mrs. Ray A. Parker. 

1701, Buffalo, NY— Walter Frosztega. 

1715, Vancouver, WA — Arthur I. Isaacson, 
Mrs. Josef R. Teuscher. 

1733, Marshfield, WI— Herbert F. Burow, 
John Raab. 

1739, St. Louis, MO— Mrs. Herbert Barth, 
Mrs. Leroy Schuhwerk, RoUa William- 

1741, Milwaukee, WI — John Nygard, John 
Schroeder, Mrs. Carl Zahn. 

1749, Anniston, AL — Wiley Oliver. 

1752, Pomona, CA — Mrs. Ulysses Bucking- 
ham, Otis H. MuUis. 

1759, Pittsburgh, PA— James S. Fordyce. 

1764, Marion, VA— Fred W. Wyatt. 

1765, Orlando, FL — Guy Oren. 

1772, Hicksville, NY— Hans O. Asdahl, An- 
thony Cok, Samuel G. Fitzroy. 

1775, Columbus, IN — Lewis Green. 

1778, Columbia, SC— Daniel S. Agnew. 

1780, Las Vegas, NV — Eric Petersen, Joseph 
D. Robinson. 

1795, Farmington, MO — Walter B. Johnsoii. 

1797, Renton, WA — Mrs. Merriman M. 

1807, Dayton, OH— Mrs. Basil Jones. 

1815, Santa Ana, CA— Mrs. Clifford A. 
Couch, Walter H. Langridge. 

1822, Ft. Worth, TX— Delmar Cason. 

1845, Snoquahnie, WA— Mrs. William Kra- 

1846, New Orleans, LA — Turner S. Burge, 
Fleming C. LeBlanc, John P. Maus, 
Frank M. Narcisse, Mrs. Edwin J. 

1849, Pasco, WA— Mrs. Harold E. Frede. 
1856, Philadelphia, PA— Stanley J. Bacans- 

kos, Bernard Devereaux, Roy G. Schjav- 

1862, Spokane, WA — ^Henry G. Jacobson. 
1865, Mpls., MN— Charles A. Engdahl, 

Allan B. Larson. 
1871, Cleveland, OH— Mrs. Kenneth Calvey, 

Alfred Dottore. 
1884, Lubbock, TX— Virgil Weldon Hus- 
1888, NY, NY— Archibald Alleyne. 
1890, Conroe, TX— Robbie L. Clifton. 
1896, The Dalles, OR— George L. White. 
1913, San Fernando, CA — George J. Gom- 

bar, Mrs. Kenneth G. Smith. 
1925, Columbia, MO— C. Parker Jenkins. 
1929, Cleveland, OH— Daniel H. Corrigan, 

Wilbur C. Perkins. 
1946, London, Out., Can.— Joseph R. Horth. 
1961, Roseburg, OR— Mrs. Theodor A. 

1987, St. Charles, MO— Wilbert J. Brune. 

MAY, 1981 


Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

1996, Libertyville, IL— Richard F. Halvor- 

2006, Los Gastos, CA — Leonard Bannister. 
2015, Santa Paula, CA— Elbert R. Hooper. 
2024, Miami, FL— Sevald M. Nielsen. 
2035, Kings Beach, CA — Elmer Warmuth. 
2037, Adrian, MI — James H. Sanderson. 
2042, Oxnard, CA— George H. Dooley. 
2046, Martinez, CA — Floyd L Turnage. 
2049, Gilberlsville, KY— Shelton Davis. 
2067, Medford, OR — Lawrence E. Burnette, 

Elva L. Frederick, Lyle E. Kay. 
2070, Roanoke, VA— Dennis W. Stafford. 
2078, Vista, CA— Clarence E. Acock. 
2114, Napa, CA— John Alden Luntey, 

George C. Spurling. 
2172, Santa Ana, CA— Anthony Schiller. 
2203, Anaheim, CA— C. Carl Allison, Meade 

R. Lawrence. 
2209, Louisville, KY— Irvin W. Bevis. 
2214, Festus, MO— Ernest Barks. 

2231, Los Angeles, CA— Ernest W. Van- 

2232, Houston, TX— William F. Carlson. 
2239, Fremont, OH — Mrs. Orville Dawson, 

Mrs. Paul Kenneth Seislove. 
2248, Piqua, OH— Charles R. Emerick. 
2265, Detroit, MI— Frank H. Dunsford. 
2288, Los Angeles, CA — Lawyer K. Dancy, 

Mrs. Gabriel Figures, Jesus R. Lopez, 

Francis J. Milligan, Louie J. Ramos, Jr. 
2309, Toronto, Ont., Can.— Mrs. Rex Willis. 
2315, Jersey City, NJ— Fred J. Schiess. 
2337, Milwaukee, WI — Marion P. McGinnis. 
2352, Comith, MS — David Noel Epperson. 
2375, Los Angeles, CA — Thomas W. Mobias, 

Alva Pullman. 

2396, Seattle, WA — Gunnar Langaker. 
2398, El Cajon, CA— Raymond E. Kelley, 

Jerald A. Marshall, Mrs. Charles L. 

2404, Vancouver, EC, Can — Lloyd F. Evans, 

Alexander F. Mclntyre. 
2411, Jacksonville, FL — Luke D. Bryant, 

William R. Flanders. 
2416, Portland, OR— John K. Prepula. 
2427, White Sulpher Springs, WV— Delbert 
L. Crizer. 

2435, Inglewood, CA— Mrs. John T. Edis, 
Rocco Marinaccio. 

2436, New Orleans, LA — Norwood White. 
2453, Oakridge, OR— Charles D. Dickerson. 
2463, Ventura, CA — Lawrence E. Brinker- 

2477, Santa Maria, CA— Mrs. Thomas S. 

2519, Seattle, WA— Clarence A. Davis. 

2521, Triangle Lake, OR— Mrs. Harold C. 

2522, St. Helens, OR— Vivian R. Johnson. 
2554, Lebanon, OR — John Wesley Thomp- 

2564, Grand Falls, NT, Can— Benjamin A. 

2565, San Francisco, CA — Mrs. George 

2608, Redding, CA— Merle A. Shoup, 

Harold H. Spaulding. 
2633, Tacoma, WA — Thomas E. Brierley, 

John T. Jackson, Mrs. Albert White. 
2652, Standard, CA— Mrs. Lloyd G. Brown, 

John O. Stevens. 

2667, Bellingham, WA— Christian A. Nelson. 

2684, Greenville, MS — Harry Lee Davis. 

2685, Missoula, MT — Edgar T. Thorn. 
2693, Thunder Bay, Ont., Can. — Leonas 

2698, Bandon, OR— George L. Nodurft. 
2701, Lakeview, OR— Eli J. Susie. 
2739, Yakima, WA— William R. Kirstine. 
2748, Rensselaer, IN— John E. Wood. 
2750, Springfield, OR— Harold L. Ferguson. 
2755, Kalama, WA— Percy L. Hall. 
2767, Morion, WA — George Anderson, Mrs. 

Albert Bangs, Allen C. Tappan. 
2816, Emmett, ID— Mrs. Veldon Wyant. 
2841, Pesha.stin, WA— Hubert J. Johnson, 

John C. Long, August V. Rosenquist. 
2851, LaGrande, OR— Ralph L. Puckett. 
2859, Rainier, OR— Mrs. James P. Carmell. 
2881, Portland, OR— Mrs. Ralph O. Sutton. 
2907, Weed, CA— Mrs. William Data. 
2910, Baker, OR— Freeman S. Griffith. 
2987, Chesapeake, VA— William Jackson. 
3038, Bonner, MT— Neal W. Montelius. 
3074, Chester, CA— Kenneth E. Crawford, 

John L. Stapley. 
3130, Hampton, SC— Charles F. Harriott. 
3154, Monticello, IN — Wayne N. Lontz. 
3161, Maywood, CA— William T. Hall. 
3189, Cambridge, Ont., Can.— Manol Glides. 
3202, Warrenton, MO— LaVetter Smith. 
3233, Richmond Hill, Ont., Can.— Mrs. 

Henry M. Pockett. 
3251, San Juan, PR — Mrs. Roman Gonzalez. 
9030, Dayton, OH— Joseph V. DeBrosse. 
9190, Minneapolis. MN— Carl Slav. 



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Eternal Uigilance 

on Capitol Hill 

Is the Price of 

Fair lUoges ond 



Conservative Republicans 

try to turn back the clock 

in the name of Reagan 

Fiscal '82 budget-cutting 

A harmless-looking, blue, paperback book was de- 
livered to the office of every Congressman and Sena- 
tor on Capitol Hill in Washington, last month. 

The title on the cover reads "Additional Details 
on Budget Savings," and it came from the Office of 
Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 

It looks straight-forward enough, but on Page 398 
and an accompanying information sheet are a few 
sentences which, if they took effect, could cause 
wages of union Building Tradesmen all over America 
to drop considerably. 

Fortunately, our legislative department read the 
fine print soon after it appeared in Congressional 
offices, and it alerted your General Officers and the 
Building Trades to its vital significance. As a conse- 
quence, Building Trades representatives are walking 
the corridors on Capitol Hill, this month, contacting 
legislators, and warning them on your behalf, of the 
consequences of those few sentences on Page 398 
of the "Budget Savings" book. 

PREVAILING WAGES— The sentences to which I 
refer cover federal administration of the Davis-Bacon 
Act. Davis-Bacon, as most construction workers know, 
requires that the "prevailing wage" in a locality must 

be paid to all workers on a federal construction 
project. Currently the prevailing wage is calculated 
by a formula which requires that, if a percentage of 
the wages paid to a particular trade in a given area 
is exactly the same, that rate is declared to be pre- 
vailing. Since union wages are usually the only ones 
which are exactly the same, union wages are consid- 
ered "prevailing." 

Now, the President, upon the advice of his Budget 
Director David Stockman, proposes to change Davis- 
Bacon regulations — which have been the law of the 
land, incidentally, for almost 50 years — so that 
"average" wages and not union wages will prevail 
in any particular area. 

I hardly need point out to you that in many areas 
average wages are much lower than union wages. To 
use the average wage as the prevailing wage is to 
destroy the original intent of the Davis-Bacon Act — 
which was to discourage the arbitrary use of cheap, 
unskilled, scab labor and the unqualified, lowest bid- 
der on federal construction projects. 

The Office of Management and Budget also recom- 
mends that the federal government establish new job 
titles for workers in construction, instead of the union 
titles which have been used for so many years. 

The US Senate Budget Committee has already 
taken up some aspects of the Reagan Administration's 
Davis-Bacon proposals. Making what it calls "budget 
assumptions," the committee has declared that Davis- 
Bacon, as it stands, is highly inflationary and that 
Administration changes could save the government 
$216 million in 1982 and over $1 billion by 1988. 

Well and good, say the budget cutters, and the 
non-union contractors. 

But, we ask in reply, what about the $216 million 
in lost income to construction workers? What about 
the tax revenue lost to the federal government because 
of the loss in income for millions of construction 
workers? What about the loss in purchasing power 
among a large part of our population, because 
"average" wages are paid instead of fair union wages? 

Is this what President Reagan had in mind when 
he promised to cut inflation and put more buying 
power into the hands of middle and low income 
families? We don't think so. 

There is a clear and present economic danger in 
this latest attempt to destroy the Davis-Bacon Law. 
Most previous attacks on Davis-Bacon have been out- 
right legislative proposals to repeal the law. This 
latest move is a quiet, back-door attempt to weaken 
the law to the point that it is completely ineffective. 
All of labor must muster union members to defeat 
the OMB proposal. 

We are currently urging all of our American mem- 
bers to write the White House urging President 
Reagan to reconsider this budget-cutting, income- 
cutting proposal and leave Davis-Bacon intact and 
the law of the land. 

THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY— There is also another 
legislative proposal on Capitol Hill this month which 
I would like to tell you about. It's one which would 
sharply affect all workers and which requires moni- 
toring and counter action. This is a proposal by 



Senator Bill Armstrong, Colorado Republican, and 
others, to lengthen the work day and shorten the 
work week in the name of clean air, energy savings, 
and other imagined benefits to the taxpayers. 

Senator Armstrong introduced his bill (S.398) in 
February, and he has painted a glowing picture of its 
benefit to American workers. As it is worded, it 
would allow federal contractors the option of a 
ten-hour day, four-day week work schedule instead 
of the current eight-hour, five-day week. 

"Quite simply," says Senator Armstrong, "this 
option is one way to get the most done in the least 
time at the lowest cost . . . pretty revolutionary for 
the federal government." 

What he does not emphasize initially is that the 
bill would repeal the Walsh-Healey Act of 1936, 
which requires the government to pay time-and-a-half 
for more than eight hours of work a day. 

The senator's proposed legislation would directly 
affect some 36 million workers nationwide who work 
for companies under contract to the federal govern- 
ment. In addition, it would undoubtedly adversely 
affect millions of other workers, including members 
of the United Brotherhood, whose working condi- 
tions over the years have been adjusted to conform to 
Walsh-Healey and the eight-hour work day. 

It would mean, in brief, loss of premium pay, if 
you work longer than the regulation eight-hour, five- 
day work week. 

Senator Armstrong tells his fellow legislators that 
the ten-hour, four-day work week would bring higher 
worker output, due to reduced start-up and close- 
down time; lower absenteeism, tardiness, and turn- 
over; and substantial energy conservation in terms of 
reduced commuter costs and energy usage for heating 
and cooling the work place. He brought in experts to 
show a Senate Labor subcommittee that reduced 
travel to and from the work place would reduce the 
emission of pollutants and, thus, help to keep the air 
clean. What he does not point out distinctly is that 
many of those benefits would be for the contractors 
and for management and not for the workers. 

It was determined a century ago that an eight-hour 
work day is long enough for most workers. In fact, it 
was the Carpenters — our own United Brotherhood — 
which in 1886 and thereafter led the fight for the 
American Federation of Labor to achieve the eight- 
hour work day. 

As early as the late 1860s, immediately after the 
Civil War, the Carpenters' Eight-Hour League led a 
fight to establish the eight-hour work day. The league 
devised a stamp which identified lumber made in 
planing mills under an eight-hour day, distinguishing 
it from the output of numerous ten-hour mills. 

And, I should point out, this was not only the era 
of the ten-hour work day. It was also the era of child 
labor, of lockouts and yellow-dog contracts . . . when 
workers had few, if any, legal rights. Do we want 
to go back to all of that? 

The only compensation for the worker, in the years 
since, is the premium pay offered for overtime — 
usually time-and-a-half for weekdays and Saturdays 
and double time for holidays and Sundays. 

By repealing the Walsh-Healey Act, the senator 
from Colorado and his colleagues would eliminate 
this premium time and leave working hours to the 
whims of employers . . . 

Instead of pushing for ten-hour, four-day work 
weeks, we urge advocates of Senate Resolution 398 
to push for extensive air pollution regulations, thereby 
not only achieving the cleaner air they seek but also 
offering more job opportunity to construction workers 
. . . now laid off in great numbers because of the 
inflated economy. 

Instead of creating energy savings by leaving the 
worker's car in the garage an extra day a week (and 
who's going to do that on an extra day off?), we urge 
more federally-supported research into cheaper energy 
sources . . . thus achieving the same purpose and 
putting people to work, as well. 

Finally, we urge Senator Armstrong and other 
supporters of Walsh-Healey repeal to practice what 
they preach — institute the four-day work week them- 
selves. It is a well-known fact in the nation's capitol 
that the staffs of many Congressmen, Senators, and 
Congressional committees are among the most over- 
worked people in Washington. But, then again, as 
President Carter and his successor in the White House 
have said, maybe we'd all be better off, if there was 
less sound and fury on Capitol Hill anyway. 

-U) yCJt^Ul^i'i^ /u^7<J^K<K, 

General President 


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Beautiful set with emblem. Excel- 
lent materials and workmanship. 


This handsome ring has been added to the 
line of the Brotherhood's official emblem 
jewelry. It may be purchased by individuals 
or by local unions for presentation to long- 
time members or for conspicuous service. 
Gift boxed. Specify exact size or enclose 
strip of paper long enough to go around 


Clutch back. Attrac- 
tive small size. Rolled 



sterling silver, 


The official emblem of the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 
is displayed in full color on the jewelry 
shown here. Such bright and attractive 
articles are a good way for Dad to show 
membership in our Brotherhood. He'll wear 
them with pride on special occasions. . . . 
The materials used in the official jewelry 
and their workmanship are strictly first- 

class. There is a continuous demand for 
these items— especially as birthday gifts, 
as Christmas gifts, and as gifts for special 
union anniversaries. 

Please print or type orders plainly. Be sure 
names and addresses are correct, and that 
your instructions are complete. Also, please 
indicate the local union number of the 
member for whom the gift is purchased. 


The official Brotherhood Daymatic Self- 
winding Calendar Watch, made by Hamilton; 
yellow gold finish, 
waterproof, shock- 
proof, quick-change 
calendar, expansion 
band, guaranteed in 
writing for one year. 



A sturdy, waterproof, nylon windbreaker 
jacket in navy blue with the Brotherhood's 
official seal displayed as shown at right 
Jacket has a snap front, tie strings 
at bottom. Four sizes: small, 
medium, large and extra large. 




T-Shirts with the Brotherhood's emblem, as 
shown at right, in small (34-36), medium 
(38-40), large (42-44), and ex. large (46-48). 

White with blue trim, as worn 
by young man at far right: 



Heather (light blue) with blue $/I -35 
trim, as worn by young woman ^ 

at right: each 

The official emblem of the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 
is now emblazoned on special Carpenters', 
Millwrights', Ship- 
wrights', and Mill- 
men's belt buckles, 
and you can order 
such buckles now 
from the General Of- 
fices in Washington. 
Manufactured of 
sturdy metal, the 
buckle is 3Vi inches 
wide by 2 inches deep 
and will accommo- 
date all modern snap- 
on belts. The buckle 
comes in a gift box 
and makes a fine gift. 


As shown on models below. One size fits 
all. An elastic band keeps the cap snug 
on your head. There's a blue mesh back 
for ventilation. 




All prices include cost of handling and mailing. Send order and remittance — cash, 
check, or money order — to: General Secretary John S. Rogers, United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

June 1981 

Unifed Brotherhood of Carpenfers & Joiners of America 


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101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001 


William Konyha 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


Patrick J. Campbell 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20001 


Sigurd Lucassen 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


John S. Rogers 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


Charles E. Nichols 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


m. a. hutcheson 
William Sidell 


Secretaries, Please Note 

In processing complaints about 
magazine delivery, the only names 
which the financial secretary needs to 
send in are the names of members 
who are NOT receiving the magazine. 

In sending in the names of mem- 
bers who are not getting the maga- 
zine, the address forms mailed out 
with each monthly bill should be 
used. When a member clears out of 
one local union into another, his 
name is automatically dropped from 
the mailing list of the local union he 
cleared out of. Therefore, the secre- 
tary of the union into which he cleared 
should forward his name to the Gen- 
eral Secretary so that this member 
can again be added to the mailing list. 

Members who die or are suspended 
are automatically dropped from the 
mailing list of The Carpenter. 

First District, Joseph F. Lia 

120 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 

Second District, Raymond Ginnetti 
1 17 North Jasper Ave. 
Margate, N.J. 08402 

Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
14001 West McNichols Road 
Detroit, Michigan 48235 

Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
2970 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Suite 300 
Atlanta, Ga. 30305 

Fifth District, Leon W. Greene 
4920 54th Avenue, North 
Crystal, Minnesota 55429 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
400 Main Street #203 
RoUa, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, Hal Morton 
Room 722, Oregon Nat'l Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
Forum Building, 9th and K Streets 
Sacramento, California 95814 

Ninth District, John Carruthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K OG3 

William Konyha, Chairman 
John S. Rogers, Secretary 

Correspondence for the General Executive Board 
should be sent to the General Secretary. 


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VOLUME 101 No. 6 JUNE, 1981 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Plans For the Centennial 2 

Economists Express Concern About Reagan's Domestic Policies ..PA! 4 

A Long-Ago Lap Barbara Bauer 7 

Early Craftsmen Advertised with Tradesmen's Cards .___ 8 

Exhibit and Display Workers on the Job 10 

Crane and Rigging Millwright Group Agreement 12 

Redwood Employees Protection Program 12 

Business Agents' Seminar at Labor Studies Center 13 

Did You Know? General Treasurer's OfFice 14 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 1 7 

Local Union News 18 

Apprenticeship and Training 22 

Plane Gossip 24 

Consumer Clipboard: Hamburger at Its Best 26 

Service to the Brotherhood 27 

In Memoriam - 35 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion _ William Konyha 40 

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In today's fast-moving society the 
automobile bumper sticker has become 
one of the simplest and most effective 
ways to get a short message across to 
the North American public. 

It has now become a way in which 
the United Brotherhood is letting it be 
known that it is celebrating its 100th 
birthday in 1981. 

The first supply of UBC bumper 
stickers arrived from the printers in 
early May, and four of the Brother- 
hood's General Officers took time out 
from their busy pre-convention sched- 
ules to apply one to the photographer's 
automobile. General Secretary John 
Rogers applies the sticker, as General 
President William Konyha checks the 
accuracy of his alignment. "Sub- 
foremen" are General Treasurer 
Charles Nichols and Second General 
Vice President Sig Lucassen. 

There are two versions of the new 
sticker — one for US members and 
another for Canadian members, and 
you'll find one of these stapled into 
the center spread of this issue of the 
magazine, between Pages 20 and 21. 
We urge you to remove it and apply 
it to your automobile today. We're 
proud of our 100th anniversary. 

Almost three-quarters of a million 
UBC members will receive bumper 
stickers this month. Let's use this 
means of letting North America know 
that we'll soon be starting our second 

NOTE: Readers who would like copies 
of this cover unmarred by a mailing label 
may obtain them by sending 50^ in coin 
to cover mailing costs to the Editor, The 
CARPENTER, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 


Printed io U. S. A. 

We Prepare 
To Celebrate 
Our Centennial 

Stage productions, radio and television spots, 
book-length histories, and state and provincial 
projects are among many ways v^e'll call 
attention to our one hundredth birthday. 

The United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners of America, which 
was formed in August 1881 at the call 
of Peter J. McGuire, will mark a cen- 
tury of achievement and growth this 
year with a series of events built 
around the theme of "workers helping 
workers to better their lives." 

General President William Konyha 
has announced that the 34th General 

National Endowment 
Awards $202,800 Grant 

The National Endowment for 
the Humanities, a federal agency, 
has awarded a grant of $202,800 
to the United Brotherhood to aid 
it in conveying "to the widest pos- 
sible audience of Americans an 
appreciation of the history of the 
crafts supported and preserved in 
the past century and an under- 
standing of the central role which 
the Carpenters Union has played 
in shaping the American labor 
movement and, thereby, American 
social and economic history." 

In a letter to General Secretary 
John Rogers, Joseph D. Duffey, 
chairman of the National Endow- 
ment, said, "We are pleased that 
the Endowment is able to provide 
funds for this project and look 
forward to the contribution it will 
make to learning in the human- 

The grant will enable the Broth- 
erhood to produce a traveling ex- 
hibit, a series of interviews on 
National Public Radio, a series of 
special newspaper articles, and a 
readers' theater for colleges, uni- 
versities, and state humanities 

Convention, which opens in Chicago 
August 31, will be the curtain-raiser 
for a variety of Brotherhood Centen- 
nial projects. 

Included in the roster of these proj- 
ects are: 

• Television and radio spots to pro- 
mote the Brotherhood and attract new 

• An advertising campaign by local 
and district affiliates. 

• A "Living Newspaper" historical 
pageant, starring E. G. Marshall and 
written by Arnold Sundgaard. 

• A scholarly two-volume history 
of the UBC by Professor Walter Gal- 
enson of Cornell University. 

• A popular one-volume history 
about the Brotherhood's first hundred 
years — "The Road to Dignity" — by 
labor historian Tom Brooks, which is 
being published in hardback and 
paperback editions by Atheneum 

• A special movie for apprentice 
carpenters, cabinetmakers and mill- 
wrights about the history and tradi- 
tions of the union. 

• A unique series of state history 
projects conducted by leading inde- 
pendent academic figures in most of 
the 50 states and financed by grants 
from the states' endowments for the 

In a statement, President' Konyha 

"This is a time of special pride on 
the part of the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners as we move 
into our second century of service to 
the workers and the public in both the 
United States and Canada. 

"We are proud of what we have 

been able to accomplish to raise the 
living standards of the people in our 

"We are proud that Peter J. 
McGuire, our first secretary-treasurer 
and the 'father of Labor Day', played 
a leading role in the creation of the 
modern labor movement, whose cen- 
tennial the AFL-CIO is celebrating this 

"But 1981 is not a year in which 
we can merely take pride in the past. 
It is essential that we recognize the 
challenges mounted by many anti- 
labor groups which would like to de- 
stroy or set back the American trade 
unions through direct legislative action 
and by indirect efforts to erode our 

"Furthermore, we must make every 
effort to anticipate the effect of future 
changes that our next century will 
bring about so that this union may 
adapt successfully to its responsibilities 
in the years ahead." 

The first round in the stepped-up 
communications program will be a 
new 60-second UBC television sppt to 
appear on nearly 50 stations in 30 
cities during a six-week period that 
began in mid-May. A similar UBC 
radio message will be heard during 
afternoon drive-times three times a 
week for six weeks on the CBS Radio 
News network. 

In addition, the UBC has prepared 
advertising material for use in news- 
papers; billboard paper and car cards 
will be available to local unions and 
councils in various parts of the nation. 

The UBC's advertising program and 
centennial publicity program is being 
handled by the Washington agency of 
Maurer, Fleisher, Anderson & Conway 
Inc., working in close association with 
the International Union officers and 
staff. The Centennial program is being 
coordinated for the UBC by General 
Secretary John S. Rogers. 


The Centennial Convention, which 
will be held at the McCormack Center 
in Chicago from August 31 to Sep- 
tember 4, will bring some 6,000 dele- 
gates and their families, plus alternates 
and guests, to the city where the union 
was created by a small group of found- 
ing Carpenters in mid-August 1881. 

The Centennial pageant — called 
"Brotherhood" — will be played at 10 
performances during the convention 
week at the Crown Theater in Chi- 
cago. It will feature music, flash-back 
scenes and narration to vividly recall 
the union members' upward struggle 
and progress, and the human problems 
of workers in America seeking to im- 
prove their economic conditions and 
their family security. 

Dr. Galenson, who is working on 
the union history volumes, is widely 
known as one of the country's leading 
scholars in the field of labor union 
activity. His work will be completed 
during the UBC Centennial year. 

Tom Brooks, who wrote the shorter 
and more "popular" history, "The 
Road to Dignity," is the author of 
"Toil and Trouble," a history of the 
American labor movement. 

Arnold Sundgaard, the writer of the 
UBC pageant "Brotherhood," has 
authored numerous historical pageants 

Playing the leading 
role in "Brother- 
hood" will be the 
well-known stage 
and screen actor, 
E. G. Marshall, 
shown at right, 
speaking during an 
awards ceremony 
of the National 
Council of Senior 

RIGHT: Thomas 
R. Brooks is the 
author of "The 
Road to Dignity," 
a Brotherhood 

scene from a new 
motion picture 
about the UBC 

and plays during a career of many 

E. G. Marshall is a prominent figure 
in the entertainment world who has 
also been an active member of the 
Screen Actors Guild. 

TV Areas 

Mlaml/FL Uixtenttte 

The Brotherhood's radio and television messages will be widespread across North America. Spot announcements will 
be heard on the 397 stations of the CBS Radio Network, three times a week. Shaded areas on the map show 
television coverage via 46 selected stations. Many of these stations also provide extensive coverage into southern 
Canada. More Canadian "spots" are planned. Local unions and councils are being asked to arrange additional coverage. 

JUNE, 1981 

Some Economists See Danger Ahead 
From Reagan's Domestic Policies 

*%side from basic questions about 
the equity of the Reagan Administra- 
tion's budget and tax program, a 
growing array of economists have 
been expressing grave doubts about 
whether the program, if enacted, will 
achieve its stated goals. 

So let us ignore, for the moment, 
criticisms that the proposed cuts in 
social programs would cause much 
human suffering and that the pro- 
posed tax cuts would reward the rich 
at the expense of the majority of 
tax-paying Americans. 

Instead, let us focus on what non- 
Administration economists think will 
happen to the nation's economy if Con- 
gress follows the presidential script. 

Robert J. Gordon, professor of 
economics at Northwestern Univer- 
sity, says that "instead of the soaring 
output boom that the Reagan planners 
predict, and on which their budget 
assumptions are based, a more likely 

scenario is sluggish output growth, 
continued high unemployment, and 
large budget deficits." 

The Congressional Budget Office 
reports that the Administration's un- 
derestimation of future unemployment 
throws off its budget deficit estimates 
by tens of billions of dollars since the 
government would take in less tax 
revenue and spend more for unem- 
ployment compensation and other sup- 
port programs. 


Rather than the budget surplus by 
1984 projected in the Administration's 
scenario, the result would be the 
nation's first budget deficit of more 
than $100 billion, predicts a study by 
the Democratic staff of the Joint Eco- 
nomic Committee (JEC) of Congress. 

In addition to staggering deficits in 
the mid-1980s, says the JEC study, 
there would be little change in infla- 

tion, unemployment and high interest 

The study, said JEC Chairman 
Henry S. Reuss (D-Wis.), "just con- 
firms common sense. Big tax cuts and 
super-tight money, in a time of ram- 
pant inflation and raging interest rates, 
is only a prescription for disaster." 

Walter W. Heller, chairman of the 
Council of Economic Advisers under 
Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, says 
that a tight money policy will not 
increase the money supply sufficiently 
to support the investment which the 
large tax cuts are supposed to spur. 
Heller says the result would be greater 
competition for scarce credit, further 
driving up interest rates. 

"Tight credit and high interest rates 
are already stifling business investment 
and housing,'' Heller notes, adding: 
"A new twisting of the monetary noose 
could strangle them." 


Economists also point out that the 
Administration's scenario fails to ac- 
count for the effect on inflation of the 
huge projected increases in military 

Under the Reagan program, the 
military's share of the budget would 
go from the current 24.1% to 32.4% 
by 1984. 

The program's large individual tax 
cuts — 30% over three years un- 
der the Administration-backed Kemp- 
Roth proposal — are said to be needed 
to encourage personal savings, money 
which would be available for invest- 

The big tax breaks, which would go 
to high-income individuals in contrast 
to the relative pittance to middle and 
low-income taxpayers, is justified, says 
the Administration, because wealthy 
people are more inclined to save and 
invest. However, recent studies con- 
clude that any new saving resulting 
from the Kemp-Roth tax cuts would 
be very slight. 

Further, economists note that there 
is no reason to believe that any in- 
creased investment would flow into 
socially useful sectors such as plant 
modernization and job creation where 
it is most needed. 

When money is tight, notes a labor 
economist, investment is more likely 
to occur "in high yield but high risk 


ventures unrelated to the needs of 
the economy," such as company take- 
overs, condominium conversions, 
gambUng casinos and speculation in 

While "supply-side economics" is 
often touted as a bold new approach 
to rescue the nation from the failures 
of old economic models, it bears a 
strong resemblance to the shop-worn 
"trickle-down" economics of past 
Republican administrations. 

Indeed, Reuss says the current GOP 
program "almost exactly parallels the 
Harding-Coolidge 'Program for Eco- 
nomic Recovery' of the 1920s." 

Back then, notes Reuss, taxes for 
the affluent were cut by more than 
two-thirds. Instead of investment, 
much of the savings "went into luxury 

consumption goods and speculative 
investment," says Reuss. 

Also, the Congressman points out, 
Harding-Coolidge budget cuts were 
accompanied by "regulatory reform, 
achieved by installing friends of reg- 
ulated industries as the regulators." 

"The redistribution of income away 
from the worker and farmer, and 
toward those at the top of the income 
scale," says Reuss, "produced the 
bust" known as the Great Depression. 

More recently, a program similar to 
the Administration's has been tried — • 
in Great Britain. The results have 
been dismal. The tight money and 
social spending cuts imposed by the 
Conservative Thatcher government 
have produced the highest unemploy- 
ment in Britain since the Depression. 

Business failures are epidemic. And 
inflation, the target of the policies, 
remains at double-digit levels. 

The President's program admittedly 
relies to a large extent on the hope 
that the public's "inflationary expecta- 
tions" will subside. These expectations 
are supposed to become self-fulfilling 
by changing buying habits, investment 
patterns and, last but not least, wage 

However, economists say that ex- 
pectations play a far smaller role on 
the course of inflation than Adminis- 
tration theorists contend. 

As some critics put it, the Reagan 
program is a high-risk gamble, with 
workers and the poor taking the risks 
and the wealthy as the only sure 

lUaUh for the BrothErhood's new TV [ommercial. 
It'll Rppenr on thesE 4B TEleuision Ihannels 

Last month, the United Brotherhood 
launched a six-week program involv- 
ing a 60-second commercial message 
that will be viewed in 30 cities. The 
message will run again this fall, mid- 
September through October. The 
60-second spot will be shown in 
connection with sports programs or 
outstanding special events. Stations 
showing the message are listed below. 

Alexandria, LA KALB (NBC) 
Channel 5 

Atlanta WSB (ABC) Channel 2 

Baltimore W]Z (ABC) Channel 13 
WMAR (CBS) Channel 2 

Birmingham WVTM (NBC) Channel 13 
WBRC (ABC) Channel 6 

Chicago WBBM (CBS) Channel 2 
WLS (ABC) Channel 7 

C/eve/anc/WJKW (CBS) Channel 8 
WE'WS (ABC) Channel 5 

Dallas WFAA (ABC) Channel 8 
KXAS (NBC) Channel 5 

Denver KBTV (ABC) Channel 9 

Detroit WJBK (CBS) Channel 2 
WXYZ (ABC) Channel 7 

Houston KTRK (ABC) Channel 13 

Indianapolis WISH (CBS) Channel 8 

Jacksonville WJXT (CBS) Channel 4 
WTLV (ABC) Channel 12 

Little Rock KARK (NBC) Channel 4 

Los Angeles KABC (ABC) Channel 7 
KNBC (NBC) Channel 4 

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale WTVJ (CBS) 
Channel 4 

Minneapolis/St. Paul WCCO (CBS) 
Channel 4 

Mobile WKRG (CBS) Channel 5 
WEAR (ABC) Channel 3 

New York WCBS (CBS) Channel 2 
WABC (ABC) Channel 7 

Orlando/ Day tona WFTV (ABC) 
Channel 9 

Pittsburgh KDKA (CBS) Channel 2 
WTAE (ABC) Channel 4 

Portland KATU (ABC) Channel 2 
KOIN (CBS) Channel 6 

Sacramento/Stockton KCRA (NBC) 
Channel 3 

San Diego KFMB (CBS) Channel 8 
KGTV (ABC) Channel 10 

San Francisco KPIX (CBS) Channel 5 
KGO (ABC) Channel 7 

Seattle /Tacoma KOMO (ABC) 
Channel 4 

Shreveport KTBS (ABC) Channel 3 

St. Louis KMOX (CBS) Channel 4 
KSDK (NBC) Channel 5 

Tampa/St. Petersburg WTVT (CBS) 
Channel 13 

Tucson KVOA (NBC) Channel 4 

Washington, D.C. WDVM (CBS) 

Channel 9 
WJLA (ABC) Channel 7 

Four members of the Brotherhood who are shown in segments from the 60-second television commercial. — Photos by Tony Evans. 
JUNE, 1981 5 



The federal government's hypothetical budgets 
for a family of four required $14,044 for a lower 
standard of living, $23,134 for an intermediate 
standard and $34,409 for a higher standard of 
living as of autumn 1980. 

In issuing the updated estimates for the family 
budgets, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor 
Statistics reported the largest over-the-year 
increases since 1974. The lower budget rose 
11.6%, the intermediate 12.8% and the higher 
budget 13.5% since autumn 1979. 


Legislation which would permit career home- 
makers to establish Social Security retirement 
accounts has been introduced in the Senate by 
Sen. Spark Matsunaga (D-Hawaii). 

"My bill would give official recognition to home- 
making as a career for the first time," said 
Matsunaga in a speech on the Senate floor. 

"In addition," said the Hawaii lawmaker, "it 
would permit homemakers to establish a pension 
plan based on their own labor and not dependent 
on the labor of another working person." 

Under the provisions of the voluntary program 
proposed by Matsunaga, a homemaker could elect 
to receive credit for a Social Security retirement 
pension as a "self-employed person." The benefits 
would be based on a 40-hour week, with earnings 
at the level of the hourly Federal Minimum Wage. 


A new program to help the automobile industry 
by accelerating planned government purchases 
of motor vehicles has no value if the vehicles are 
foreign made, AFL-CIO Research Director Rudy 
Oswald stressed in a recent letter to Transportation 
Secretary Drew Lewis. 

Oswald said labor's concern stems from a recent 
purchase by the Department of the Army of 40 
Japanese-built Datsun trucks for use at Ft. Devens, 


Because of a drop in unemployment in California, 
the state ceased to pay extended unemployment 
insurance benefits to eligible jobless workers for 
weeks of unemployment after March 21, 1981, 
the U.S. Department of Labor has announced. 

The extended benefit (EB) period for California 
began last July 20. The EB program provides up 
to 13 weeks of additional benefits for persons who 
have exhausted the regular 26 weeks of unemploy- 
ment insurance eligibility. The EB program goes 
into effect during periods of high unemployment 
in a state or in the nation. 

EB continues to operate in Puerto Rico and 
23 states — Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, 
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, 
Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, 
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 
Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, 
and Wisconsin. 

Unemployment insurance is administered by the 
Unemployment Insurance Service in the Labor 
Department's Employment and Training Adminis- 
tration and the states. 


Union wage rates in the building trades in large 
cities climbed by 9.9% to an average $12.62 
per hour during 1980, the steepest annual rate 
of increase in nearly nine years, the U.S. Bureau 
of Labor Statistics reports. In the fourth quarter of 
1980 alone, pay for unionized construction workers 
advanced 1.3%. About three-tenths of those 
covered by the survey were in bargaining units for 
which wage rate changes became effective during 
the fourth quarter; these increases averaged 4%. 

When employer contributions to benefit funds 
are added to wage rates, the average 1980 increase 
was 9.7% to $15.54 per hour. The quarterly 
increase was 1.3%. 

The average pay hike in 1980 was $1.13 per 
hour. Carpenters received the biggest adjustments 
-10.6% or $1.23 per hour. 


The AFL-CIO International Labor Press Associa- 
tion, of which The Carpenter is a member, has won 
a four-year fight with the Postal Rate Commission 
to entitle non-profit publications to discounts for 
pre-sorting mail according to zip codes. Susan 
Dunlop, ILPA secretary-treasurer, said the new rate 
structure will result in more than $1 million in 
savings in 1981 to labor papers that pre-sort. The 
Carpenter pre-sorts by zip-code. 


AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland will be the 
special guest of honor at the dedication of a square 
in downtown Jerusalem in memory of George 
Meany. Jerusalem's mayor, Teddy Kolleck, will 
preside at the ceremony recognizing Meany's 
unfailing friendship for Israel. 




I can remember, in the days before 
television invaded the American family 
scene, when my father's lap was a 
source of comfort, love, security and 
adventure for me. He would come 
home from a construction job with his 
battered black lunch pail in one hand, 
outweighed by a heavy toolbox in the 
other. Tucked between the saws, files, 
planes, and other carpenter tools, 
would be the daily newspaper. 

His smiling face would be streaked 
with dirt and the justified sweat of his 

trade. The cuffs of his pants, the 
cracks in his starched clothes, and 
even his pockets would hold treasures 
of aromatic sawdust and curled plane 
shavings. Large stubby hands would 
show bulged veins through accumu- 
lated layers of dried oil and grease. 
When he took off his cap, one could 
see a distinct boundary line of white- 
ness around his graying hair where 
the sawdust failed to enmesh itself. 
He smelled of sweat, dry wood shav- 
ings and perhaps even a little beer or 

whiskey, of which he had only a "short 
snort" with his friends, after the day's 

After stowing his gear in the second 
room on the left of our railroad apart- 
ment, I'd watch him begin the clean- 
ing-up ritual from my seat on the 
bathtub rim. Rolling up his "Made in 
America by Union," workshirt sleeves, 
he'd wash his hands and arms with 
canned gritty hand soap. Washing his 
face involved splashing water over and 
through his hair and ears, not so much 
to clean them as to get the dust out of 

Drying himself, he'd gather me up 
in his arms and we'd set off down the 
hallway to the dining room, where we 
would sit in his favorite chair and 
read the comic strips together. I'd 
retrieve his faded and wrinkled slip- 
pers, his "old-smelly-pipe," and his 
can of tobacco. It was the honored 
task given me to crumble the tobacco 
in a pouch, by rubbing it's sides to- 
gether. Occasionally, Dad would check 
my progress and when the tobacco 
was ground to his satisfaction, a 
blunted and battered forefinger would 
pack the brown-green grains into the 
bowl of his pipe. I was then allowed 
to light the wooden safety match and 
blow it out while he was sucking in 
the smoke. 

Encircled in Dad's arms, the day's 
traumas receded. I would measure my 
hand against his by placing the palm 
of my left hand into the palm of his 
right hand. I did this every day in the 
hope that perhaps I would soon be 
grown up and my hand would be as 
large as his. 

I hated to leave the close comfort 
of his arms when I was called to set 
the table, but I knew that after supper 
we'd gather around the radio and lis- 
ten to the serials, Ben Grauer's news- 
casts, "The Answer Man," or "Twenty 
Questions," and I would once again 

Continued on Page 38 

Felix Pike came to America after 
World War I and stayed to become 
one of its builders, as bis daughter, 
Barbara Pike Bauer, describes it. 
After a period in Newfoundland, 
be joined Local 2305 and later Lo- 
cal 1483 in tbe New York City 
area. Eventually be retired from 
Local 1222 of Medford, N.Y. 

Barbara Bauer's memories of her 
childhood with a carpenter father 
are heartwarming, and we publish 
them here in tribute to all those 
Brotherhood fathers across the 
land, this Father's Day, 1981. 

JUNE, 1981 


The early North American cabinet- 
maker was a skilled craftsman, often 
doubling as an upholsterer, a carpenter, 
a joiner, or even an undertaker — for who 
was better suited than he to cut the hard- 
woods and join and seal the timbers into 
coffins? He was a man who repaired 
furniture and restored priceless chests 
from Europe. He carved ornamentation 
along ceilings and stairs in the houses of 

wealthy farmers and merchants. He was 
sought out for his services in every vil- 
lage and township. His shop was a busy 
establishment in any community. 

Many early-day wood craftsmen ad- 
vertised their availability with "trades- 
men's cards" — ornately printed handbills 
and postcards which showed their loca- 
tion and their services. These they dis- 
tributed in taverns and coffee houses or 

door-to-door. There was no "sales pitch" 
as we know it today. None was needed. 

Such cards — colorful examples of the 
printers' art — are now collectors' items 
and prized possessions of many Ameri- 
can museums. The ones shown here are 
reproduced from originals in Winterthur 
Museum, Delaware; the New York His- 
torical Society; the Library Company of 
Philadelphia, Pa., and other sources. 

Tlie wliitewaslted walls of the cabinet 
shop at Old Sturbridge Village, Mass., 
seen through the spokes of a wheel used 
to run a hand lalhe. 

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Installing the column cover above are Owen Foster and William Chicanes of 
Local 132. Working in the background is Cliflon Follin. 

ABOVE LEFT: John Kohansby, financial secretary of Local 11 10, taking 
measurements for a plexiglass insert in a light box. ABOVE RIGHT: Terry 
Davis lifts a display section into position for Lou Bower on the ladder. Both 
are members of Local 1110. BELOW LEFT: A falher-and-son installaton — ■ 
Mandel Wilson of Local 1590, father, and Keith Wilson of Local 1 1 10, son, 
whose head and shoulder is at lower right in the picture. LOWER RIGHT: 
David Graybeal of Local 1145 cuts a plywood section. 

A crew of Brotherhood memben 
from Washington, D.C., area 
locals install exhibits for 
Navy League Convention under 
watchful eyes of Navy security. 

If you've ever watched a circus 
come to town . . . saw the "big top" 
go up . . . the gaily-painted animal 
wagons move into place ... the side 
show set up its colorful banners and 
gaudy tarps . . . and noted the speed 
and precision with which circus people 
go about their work . . . then you have 
some idea of the skill and know-how 
of Exhibit and Display Carpenters, as 
they set up displays in an exhibition 

Our cameraman recently photo- 
graphed such skilled display men in 
Washington, D.C., as they set up ex- 
hibits for a convention of the US 
Navy League in the exhibition hall of 
a major Washington hotel. Working 
under tight security — since many of 
the exhibits dealt with national defense 
hardware — and with an absolute dead- 
line of five days, the members of 
Locals 1110, 1590, 1145, 132, and 
974, Baltimore, moved in quickly to 
open exhibitor's crates, set up booth 
frames, curtains, and all the other 
paraphenalia of the trade. 

Local 1110, a local chartered in 
1972, has 186 members and was the 
prime source of manpower for the 
work. It called upon the District of 
Columbia District Council to supply 
additional members from other locals 
to get the job completed on schedule. 
Local 1110, incidentally, also has 
members employed fulltime with sev- 
eral firms which specialize in the de- 
sign and creation of many of the 

OPPOSITE PAGE, from top: 1. Keith 
Wilson, employed by Installers and 
Dismantlers, Inc. of Decatur, installs a 
frame for an exhibit floor. 2. Assisting 
two exhibitors (second and third from 
left) are Dale Spears, Richard Wink, and 
Robert Hancock, all of Local 1110. 3. 
Removing displays from their crates, as 
an exhibitor .stands by (second from left), 
are Darrell Hewitt and Steve Fowler of 
Local 974, Baltimore, Md. 4. Chris Kitts, 
Paul Patterson, and Robert Jennings 
(partially shown) set up an exhibit. 
Standing with a "walkie-talkie" is Mike 
Miller, business agent for Local 1 1 10. 
5. Robert Hewitt of Local 974 and Jim 
Daskam (atop the ladder) install a blue 
valance along the ceiling of the exhibit 



Karen Silkwood's 
Story In Stage Play 

On November 13, 1974, Karen Silk- 
wood, an employee at the Kerr-McGee 
Plutonium facility in Crescent, Okla., 
was killed in a car crash. A local leader 
of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Work- 
ers Union (OCAW), she had been col- 
lecting documented evidence of the 
health and safety violations at the plant. 
On the night of her death, all of her 
documented evidence disappeared from 
the car. 


A profes'sional accident investigator, 
hired by the OCAW, concluded that 
Karen Silkwood's car had been hit from 
behind and forced off the road. The 
National Organization for Women even- 
tually called- for a Congressional investi- 
gation into the case on counts of con- 
tamination and conspiracy. 

In May, 1979, the Federal District 
Court of Oklahoma, in an unprecedented 
decision, levied a $10,500,000 judgment 
against the Kerr-McGee Corporation for 
willful negligence and absolute liability 
for the contamination of Karen Silk- 
wood. This case is currently on appeal. 
Meanwhile, the conspiracy case has not 
yet gone to trial. 

The story of union activist Karen 
Silkwood beams an important message 
for all working people. It is now being 
portrayed in a theater production en- 
titled, Silkwood. This is the first show 
produced by Union Sister Productions, 
Inc., a new, non-profit Actors Equity 
Company created to portray to working 
people the struggles of .working women. 
The one-act play, starring actress Jehane 
Dyllan, takes place in the union hall 
where Karen Silkwood met with other 
union members to fight the dangerous 
and degrading conditions of her work- 


Union Sister Productions, Inc., is a 
labor-supported group which pays union 
wages and uses a union crew. It has al- 
ready performed before audiences in 
Washington, D.C.; Laurel, Miss.; and 
Hyannis, Mass.; and its 1981 tour will 
include union conventions, safety and 
health meetings, and college campuses. 

Union Sister Productions is also a 
young company struggling to meet its 
expenses and to pay the cost of bringing 
its productions to small communities. In 
order to stay alive, the company has 
sent to the large local unions and central 
labor bodies in the United States a 
letter of appeal, signed by actor Ed 
Asner. The final line of the letter sum- 
marizes the cause: "Big business puts a 
lot of money into cultural events. Silk- 
wood, which deals with health and safety 
issues in the shop, won't interest them. 
If the labor movement wants the story 
told, it will have to be willing to foot 
part of the bill." 

Jurisdiction, Topic 
Of Indiana Seminar 

On February 20, 1981, the Indiana 
State Council of Carpenters held a juris- 
ditcional seminar at the Marriott Inn in 
Indianapolis, Ind., for local union and 
district council members. 

Third District Board Member Pete 
Ochocki, General Representatives Jack 
McMillan and Mitchell McCandless, and 
Business Representative Harry Gowan of 
Local 1003, Indianapolis, served as 
panelists for the seminar, answering any 
questions that arose. Business Representa- 
tive James Bohlen of Millwrights Local 
1043, Gary, was the seminar moderator. 

In line with the theme of the educa- 
tional seminar, discussions centered on 
agreements, decisions, drafts, memoran- 
dums, and understandings that the 
Brotherhood has made with regard to 
its jurisdictional rights. 


Anthony "Pete" Ochocki, Third District 
General Executive Board Member, was 
one of the speakers at the Indiana State 
Council Jurisdictional Seminar. 

I.R. Jack McMillan took his turn at the 
podium during the Carpenters Seminar. 

Jim Bohlen, business representative. 
Northwest Indiana Millwright Local 
1043, helps to explain some of the 
Jurisdictions outlined on the state map. 
— All photos by Indiana Labor News 

JUNE, 1981 


Redwood Employees Protection Program Threatened 
By New Administration's Eligibility Requirements 

As a result of an Act passed by 
Congress in March, 1978, which au- 
thorized expansion of the Redwood 
National Park, many forest products 
companies were required to sell timber- 
lands to the federal government, leav- 
ing thousands of Northern California 
forest product workers unemployed. 
Among those laid off as a result of this 
government action were approximately 
1 500 members of the United Brother- 

Under the Redwood Employees Pro- 
tection Program which followed, how- 
ever, these members and other desig- 
nated employees became eligible to re- 
ceive compensation benefits until 1984, 
depending on their length of employ- 
ment, if they were initially laid off 
between May 31, 1977 and September 
30, 1980. Under the program, em- 
ployees were able to receive protection 
regardless of whether they were able 
to obtain employment for limited 
periods after their first layoff. As of 
the end of February, 1981, 2,631 em- 
ployees, laid off as a result of the 
National Redwood Forest expansion, 
program, had been paid $31,000,000. 

There have been several attempts 
this year to reduce employee benefits 

and coverage under the Redwood Em- 
ployees Protection Program, but, each 
time, the Brotherhood has stepped in 
to rectify the situation. In February, 
without previous warning. Brother- 
hood recipients received word that 
their benefits had been suspended. 
Legislative Director Charles Nichols 
contacted California Congressmen Phil 
Burton and Don Clausen, California 
Senator Alan Cranston, and Labor De- 
partment Representative Ron Glass 
concerning the matter. He was assured 
that the situation would be resolved 

Then, in March, U.S. Department 
of Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan 
proposed a change in the eligibility 
rules for employees seeking benefits 
under the protection program. As op- 
posed to entitling employees originally 
laid off between May 31, 1977 and 
September 30, 1980 to receive benefits 
until 1984 wheiierer on layoff, the 
proposed rules would require employ- 
ees who returned to work for an orig- 
inal employer after September 30, 
1 980 to reestablish their eligibility for 
benefits, demonstrating that the layoff 
was related to the expansion program. 

While Labor Secretary Donovan is 

responsible to make rules and regula- 
tions to implement the law, he does 
not have the right to change Con- 
gressional intent of the law. The 
Brotherhood feels that this is what he 
is doing. 

On behalf of the Brotherhood, 
Legislative Director Charles Nichols 
addressed a letter to Labor Secretary 
Donovan with regard to the proposed 
rules. Summarizing the Brotherhood's 
views, he wrote, "In short, the position 
of the United Brotherhood of Car- 
penters and Joiners of America is that 
the proposed rules exceed the De- 
partment of Labor's authority. . . . The 
rules serve to dismantle the Redwood 
Employee Protection Program by 
denying benefits to workers who, under 
the law were to be protected and to 
receive benefits until September 30, 

The Labor Department acknowl- 
edged receipt of Nichols' letter, assur- 
ing that it would give full considera- 
tion to his comments and that it would 
"address all major issues in the final 
regulations." Meanwhile, the Brother- 
hood is continuing to follow this issue 
closely, representing the best interests 
of its members. 

Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association 
Signs National Millwright Agreement with UBC 

For several years, the United 
Brotherhood has developed formal re- 
lationships with numerous employer 
associations whose memberships com- 
prise individuals and firms which em- 
ploy our members. Many of these 
relationships developed into formal 
international agreements which have 
aided the UBC in providing protection 
to our trade autonomy and increased 
employment opportunities. 

The most recent such agreement is 
one signed in April with the Special- 
ized Carriers and Rigging Association, 
covering the work of millwrights em- 
ployed by members of this association. 
Employers covered by the new agree- 
ment are now known as the Crane and 
Rigging/Millwright Group. 

Authorization to begin negotiations 
with the Millwright Group was given 
by the Brotherhood's General Execu- 
tive Board several months ago. Dis- 
cussions with industry leaders fol- 
lowed, and the agreement was formal- 
ized at the annual convention of the 
Specialty Carriers and Rigging Assn. 
in San Diego, Calif., in late April. 

The new agreement with the Crane and Rigging Millwriglit Group was signed 
in General President Konyha's office in Washington, D.C. Representing the 
Brotherhood besides the General President were General Secretary John Rogers, 
Second Gen. Vice Pres. Sig Liicasscn, and First Gen. Vice Prcs. Pat Campbell, 
second, third, and fourth from left, standing, sigining for the employer associa- 
tion was Donald Sanders, Chairman of the Millwright Group. With him were 
Leo M. Cyr, executive director of the Millwright Group, standing, and Gent 
Brymer, executive vice president of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging 
Association, seated right. 



New Fulltime Officers 
And Business 
Attend Seminar 

The Brotherhood held a leadership training seminar 
April 26 - May 2 at the George Meany Labor Studies Center 
in Silver Spring, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. 

The seminars are designed to acquaint new full-time ofRcers 
or business representatives with the duties and responsibilities 
of their office. Due to General Convention preparations, the 
April seminar will be the only one held this year. 

Participants in the training seminar: 
Kenneth E. Acree, Local 904, Jacksonville, 111. 
James F. Almond, Local 1913, Van Nuys, Calif. 
Bob Beaver, Local 1849, Pasco, Wash. 
James R. C. Braggs, San Diego District Council, San Diego, 

Richard Breckenridge, Local 891, Hot Springs, Ark. 
Edward L. Brumbaugh, Local 912, Richmond, Ind. 
Joseph F . Borza, Finger Lakes Vic. D. C, Geneva, N.Y. 
John W. Cogar, Local 1332, Grand Coulee, Wash. 
Harold J. Cones, Jr., Houston District Council, Houston, Tex. 
Dewey F. Conley, Local 213, Houston, Tex. 
Joseph F. Coombs, Local 43, Hartford, Conn. 
John A. Crockett, Local 1408, Redwood City, Calif. 
Neil L. Daley, Local 12, Syracuse, N.Y. 
Jon C. Echols, Local 1982, Seattle, Wash. 
Fritz Fischer, Fox River Valley D. C, Sheboygan, Wis. 
Richard Fultz, Local 1003, Cayuga, Ind. 
Wallace Hahn, Local 1855, Bryan, Tex. 
George W. Harlow, Jr., Local 356, Marietta, Oh. 
James A. Howes, III, Local 1969, Logan, W. Va. 
Leslie A. Hunt, Lower Ohio Valley D. C, Tennyson, Ind. 
Raymon Iholts, Palm Beach County D. C, West Palm Beach, 

Edward C. Kelley, Local 1871, Cleveland, Oh. 
James Kelley, Local 1914, Tucson, Ariz. 
James P. Lindsey, Local 3265, Albany, Ga. 
Clifford E. Lloyd, Sr., Local 1723, Columbus, Ga. 
Lyle L. Lubke, Local 410, Fort Madison, la. 
Ralph Lyon, Local 472 Ashland, Ky. 
Gene McCrary, Local 1192, Birmingham, Ala. 
Robert J. Mathews, Local 1461, Traverse City, Mich. 

Walter R. May, Local 302, Huntington, W. Va. 

Earl A. Mitchell, Local 1506, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Roger Newman, Gen. Rep., Rocky River, Oh. 

Rodney Gene Ogle, Local 1964, Vicksburg, Miss. 

James W. Osburn, Local 690, Little Rock, Ark. 

Daniel E. Packard, Local 269, Danville, 111. 

Vinton B. Peterson, Local 184, Salt Lake City, Ut. 

Sheldon Price, Local 2232, Houston, Texas 

Kenneth Rice, Hudson Valley D. C, Oneonta, N.Y. 

Edward Robinson, Ohio Valley D. C, Cincinnati, Oh. 

Andy Sanders, Local 1849, Pasco, Wash. 

Paul G. Sines, Local 1281, Anchorage, Alas. 

Darvin Stark, Local 779, Tacoma, Wash. 

John Theiss, Local 182, Cleveland, Oh. 

Terry Thweatt, Madison County D. C, Granite City, 111. 

Ed White, Local 34, Oakland, Calif. 

John B. White, United Counties D. C, Youngstown, Oh. 

Elvet Whitelock, Local 470, Tacoma, Wash. 

Burton H. Wilber, Local 769, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Elvin O. Winn, Local 1476, Westlake, La. 

Luke C. Wiskes, Local 105, Cleveland, Oh. 

Frank J. Matusz, Local 120, Rome, N.Y. 

The General Office 
can now supply official 
Brotherhood wind- 
breaker jackets in 
quantity orders which 
display not only the 
emblem but the number 
and city of your local 
union, as shown at 
right. For details, call or 
write: Art Kay, 
Purchasing Agent, 
United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners 
of America, 101 Consti- 
tution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 
20001, Telephone 
202/546-6206 Ext. 200 

JUNE, 1981 


The General Treasurer's office oversees the 
demanding activities of the Brotherhood's 
financial and political departments. 

Keeping the Brotherhood's financial 
affairs in order is a complicated and 
never-ending responsibility. But that's not 
the only duty of General Treasurer 
Charles Nichols and his staff. 

As stated in the Brotherhood's Con- 
stitution and Laws, the General Treasurer 
also handles all death and disability 
claims and supervises the Brotherhood's 
political and legislative activities. 

In accordance with these responsi- 
bilities, the General Treasurer oversees 
the daily operations of the Brotherhood's 
Payroll Department, Claims Department, 
Legislative Department, and political 

The Payroll Department works in con- 
junction with Controller Lowell King in 
managing the Brotherhood's financial 
affairs. Of primary importance is daily 
maintenance of the general ledger. This 
is a record of the Brotherhood's entire 
bookkeeping operation. It includes day- 
to-day accounts of all incoming and out- 
going revenue as well as statements of 
the Brotherhood's depreciations, invest- 
ments, assets, and liabilities. Each month, 
the Payroll Department prepares a sum- 
mary of these financial operations. Gen- 
eral Treasurer Nichols incorporates all of 
this data into itemized financial state- 
ments which he must present at meetings 
of the General Executive Board. 


As its name implies, the Payroll 
Department also handles the payroll 
for the International's headquarters and 
out-in-the-field staff, keeping track of 
hours worked, vacation and sick time, and 
pay increases. In addition, the Depart- 
ment pays all of the Brotherhood's bills 
and keeps a record of accounts receivable 
for local union and district council 
pension funds. Finally, the Department is 
responsible for maintaining all tax rec- 
ords, including state and federal tax 
forms and returns. 

Every month the Brotherhood pays 
out funeral donations to approximately 
700 to 900 families of members who have 
died during a specific month. This task is 
handled by the Brotherhood's Claims 
Department. When a member dies, his or 
her local union financial secretary sends 
a death claim to the General Office. It 

is the responsibility of the Claims 
Department to approve or disapprove 
payment of the claim. 

Approval is based on the age of the 
member upon joining the Brotherhood, 
the number of years he or she served as 
a member, and the age of the member at 
death. Based on these statistics, payments 
range from $50 to $2,000 per claim. In 
order to qualify for payment, a person 
must have been a member of the Brother- 
hood for at least two years. 

Approximately 20 death claims are 
disapproved each month either because 
the person was not a member for the 
minimum two years or because he or 
she was in arrears in dues payments at 
the time of death. 

The Brotherhood's legislative and poli- 
tical activities also fall under the super- 
vision of the General Treasurer. The 
Legislative Department acts as a liaison 
between the Brotherhood and the Con- 
gress. Each day, a legislative advocate 
represents the Brotherhood at hearings 
in the House or Senate which in any 
way pertain to the Carpenters Union. His 
assistant follows these bills by reading 
through the daily Congressional Monitor, 
making note of hearings concerning such 
matters as wage protection, job safety, 
anti-union legislation, unemployment, or 
forest lands. 

The legislative advocate also represents 
the Brotherhood at receptions and fund- 
raising affairs. Four times a year, by law, 
the Legislative Department must send a 
report of the Brotherhood's lobbying 
activities to the House and Senate. 

The Legislative Department also main- 
tains a current voting record of the 
Senators and Congressmen on Capitol 
Hill. The legislative advocate's assistant 
reads through the daily Congressional 
Record and keeps track of issue votes 
made either for or against the Brother- 
hood. Each year, a summary of this 
voting record is prepared for Brother- 
hood members. 


General Treasurer Nichols also directs 
CLIC — the Carpenters' Legislative Im- 
provement Committee — which is the 
Brotherhood's voluntary political pro- 
gram. By soliciting voluntary contribu- 
tions from Brotherhood members, CLIC 


Treasurer's Office: 
Focal Point 
of Critical 

in turn, offers donations to candidates for 
the US Presidency, the US Senate, and 
the US House of Representatives who 
will best serve the needs and interests of 
Brotherhood members and all working 

CLIC collects voluntary contributions 
in several ways, including solicitation 
through local union financial secretaries 
as well as through a checkoff list where 
Brotherhood members agree to contribute 
1% of their income, on a regular basis, 
to the Committee. 

In compliance with Federal Election 
Commission requirements, the CLIC staff 
must maintain complete and accurate 
records of all voluntary political con- 
tributions. Yearly CLIC reports are pre- 
pared and sent out to all local unions 
and district and state councils as well. 
Finally, the CLIC staff is responsible 
for awarding contributing members and 
local unions with lapel pins or an array 
of certificates, depending on the nature of 
their donations. 


The entire cobweb of the General 
Treasurer's operations runs smoothly 
thanks to a tool of modern technology — 
a Lanier word-processing machine. A 
clerical assistant types a letter onto a disc 
placed inside the machine, along with a 
list of names and addresses of those 
people who will receive the letter. Within 
minutes the machine produces multiple, 
original-looking copies of the letter with 
the appropriate name and address on 
each. The letters are then individually 
signed before mailing. Discs are up- 
dated monthly. 

By facilitating communication on a 
broad basis, the word-processing machine 
has enabled the Brotherhood to keep 
abreast of many important issues. The 
machine is used by all of the General 
Officers as well as by any department that 
must send out five or more copies of 
a single letter. 

The clerical assistant prepares letters 
for the Legislative Department to be sent 
to all Senators and Congressmen, and 
she updates the weekly Congressional 
Index and the monthly Federal Election 
Index. Individual letters are also pre- 
pared for CLIC donators as well as for 



General Treasurer Charles Nichols, left, reviews the day's political 
activities with Legislative Advocate Kevin Campbell, center, and • 
Secretary Pat Alder sley. 

Betty Polito types a letter onto the Lanier word 
processing machine for over 500 Senate and 
House members while General Treasurer 
Nichols prepares to sign each one individually. 

The busy Payroll Department keeps an accurate account of the Brother- 
hood's financial affairs. From left and clockwise are: Romona Bulkiss, 
Assistant Controller David Wrigley, General Treasurer Nichols, Con- 
troller Lowell King, Charlotte Buff aloe, and Barbara Wilson, in the 
foreground. Missing from the photograph is Karen Urrutia. 

Assistant to the legislative advocate Isabella 
Moulton, left, and Peggy Rash, of the CLIC 
staff, review a political action handbook 
which summarizes the Brotherhood's legisla- 
tive and political activities. 

Claims Department staff Dorothy Campbell, 
left, and Jack Manning, right, approve death 
claims of deceased members, as Controller 
Lowell King, standing behind, makes note of 
all outgoing funds. 

new financial secretaries. Finally, the 
machine is used to record monthly list- 
ings of deceased members and American 
Parkinsons Disease Association con- 
tributors for The Carpenter magazine. 

The Brotherhood's General Treasurer 
is a key figure in the network of officers 
who oversee the organization's opera- 
tions. Besides being responsible for the 
receipt, care, and disbursement of funds, 

he supervises the workings of a Claims 
Department, a Legislative Department, 
and a political committee, always bearing 
in mind the interests of approximately 
800,000 dedicated individuals. 

JUNE, 1981 


Safety Precautions To Be Increased 

Death of St. Louis Carpentry Apprentice 
Results in OSHA Citation and Fines 

Last December, 27-year-old Ter- 
rence L. Mitchell, a carpenter appren- 
tice employed by McCarthy Brothers 
Construction Co., was killed when a 
concrete form fell on him at the 
General Motors construction site in 
Wentzville, Mo. Two days earlier, a 
member of the Laborers Union, em- 
ployed by the J. H. Barra Construction 
Co., had been killed at the same job- 
site when a sewer trench caved in. A 
coroner's jury was appointed to in- 
vestigate these deaths. 

Following the investigation, the 
Occupational Safety and Health Ad- 
ministration (OSHA) fined McCarthy 
Brothers Construction Co. $20,800 
and J. H. Barra Construction, Inc. 
$9,000 on counts of willful and serious 
safety violations in connection with 
the deaths. The citation for willful 
violations carried charges that the 
companies were aware of hazardous 
conditions at the Wentzville site and 
had failed to make an effort to elimi- 
nate them. The citations for serious 
violations concerned additional safety 
precautions that should have been 
taken at the jobsite. 

According to an OSHA spokesman, 
both companies had been cited several 
times since 1974 for violating the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970. 

Labor leaders in the St. Louis area 
were enraged by the lack of adequate 
safety conditions at the GM site at 
the time of the two deaths. A meeting 
was held between building trades 
representatives and contractors at the 
site. St. Louis District Council Busi- 
ness Representatives Jim Rudolph and 
Leerie Schaper represented the Brother- 
hood at the meeting and cited instance 
after instance of safety violations at 
the jobsite, demanding that they be 

As a result of the meeting, the com- 
panies agreed to increase safety pre- 
cautions and education at the jobsite 
in the following ways: 

• Forms for concrete walls would 
not be removed for at least 48 hours 
to ensure that the concrete had set 
sufficiently to hold restraining anchors; 

• Trenches for pipes would not be 
dug more than 50 feet ahead of pipe- 
laying crews and trenches would not 
be left open overnight; 

• Speed limits for trucks and other 
equipment would be posted on the 
construction site; 

• Weekly safety meetings would be 

• Monthly safety meetings would 
be held with job stewards and repre- 
sentatives of the contractors on the 

• High voltage wires would be bet- 
ter marked; 

• The distance between trench 
shoring braces would be reduced; and 

• A safety inspector would be 
added, bringing to two the number of 
fuUtime safety inspectors on the job- 

The project administrator also said 
that safety manuals had been issued 
to all sub-contractors, and he assured 
the union leaders that, in the future, 
telephone operators would be in- 
structed to call them if a worker was 
hurt or killed on the job. 

In addition, he emphasized that 
workers themselves must observe good 
safety practices on the job, and must 
report violations of safety rules in or- 
der to reduce and eventually eliminate 
accidents. Richard Mantia, executive 
secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis 
Building and Construction Trades 
Council, also called for increased 
safety consciousness on the part of 

West Virginia Rejects 
Right-to-Work Bid 

The West Virginia legislature buried 
an attempt to saddle the state with a 
so-called right-to-work law, becoming the 
sixth state to reject a compulsory open 
shop law this year. In the 1981 session 
just ended, the legislature also approved 
a series of important labor-supported 

The open shop bill, dubbed a "right 
to freeload" measure by State AFL-CIO 
President Joseph W. Powell, was intro- 
duced in the state senate following a 
statewide media and personal appearance 
blitz staged by officials of the National 
Right to Work Committee based in 
Arlington, Va. 

Powell's head-on rebuttals of the anti- 
union organization's arguments and his 
testimony before the senate labor com- 
mittee contributed heavily to that com- 
mittee's voice vote to postpone action on 
the bill indefinitely. 

"Right-to-work" measures were killed 
earlier this year in Maine, Vermont, New 
Mexico, Idaho and Montana. 

NY Legislature 
Notes UBC's 
'81 Anniversary 

The New York Legislature, in a 
formal resolution, April 3, congratulated 
the Brotherhood on its lOOlh anniversary. 

The New York Assembly and Senate 
joined the Brotherhood to "publicly and 
jubilantly" proclaim that the Brother- 
hood's efforts "will always be to elevate 
the moral, social and intellectual condi- 
tions of every carpenter in this great 
State and Nation." The resolution also 
called attention to the fact that one of 
the first local unions chartered was in 
Buffalo, New York. 

The resolution was offered by Senators 
Flynn, Levy, and Winikow and Assembly- 
man Reilly. The resolution was signed by 
Roger Thompson, secretary of the Assem- 
bly, and Catherine Carey, clerk. A 
framed copy is now on display at the 
General Office in Washington, D.C. 

Victoria, B.C., Local 
Plans 1 OOth-Year Fest 

The first "Local 48" of the Brother- 
hood of Carpenters in Western Canada 
was chartered in 1883 in Victoria, B.C. 
Local 1598 of Victoria, the successor to 
Local 48, is now planning elaborate 
centenary celebrations for the year 1983 
to mark this anniversary. 

One of the many projects under study 
by the local's Centenary Committee is 
a history of the unionized carpenters of 
Victoria. To this end, it is appealing to 
anyone with factual information, docu- 
ments, and historic artifacts relating to 
the union and this area to please contact 
the committee. 

Any assistance is welcomed and appre- 
ciated, says J. Schibli, president. Write 
to E. T. Staley, chairman. Centenary 
Committee of Local 1598, 9-2750 Quadra 
Street, Victoria, B.C. VST 4E8. 

Konyha Named to 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council re- 
cently reactivated its Standing Commit- 
tee on Public Relations. General Presi- 
dent William Konyha was among those 
chosen to serve as a committee member. 

A number of ad hoc committees 
established in recent years will now come 
under the jurisdiction of the Public Rela- 
tions Committee, including a panel that 
has been exploring ways to improve the 
public relations aspects of union organiz- 
ing campaigns. 

The Federation, this year, is observing 
its centennial, calling attention to its 
establishment in 1881 as the Federation 
of Organized Trades and Labor Unions. 
This will increase the public relations 
activity during the current year. 





The Ontario Federation of Labor (OFL) has come 
out largely in support of Paul Weiler's report on 
the administration and practice of the Workmen's 
Compensation Board (WCB). A spokesperson for 
the OFL says that the report "should go a long 
way toward overcoming many glaring injustices 
that have existed to date." 

Weiler's report, recently submitted to Labour 
Minister Robert Elgie, included the following 

• decentralization of the WCB with direct 
claimant access to the Board's decision- 
making authority 

• a new independent Tripartite Appeals Tribunal 
with representation from labour 

• an independent Medical Review Panel to 
assess disputed claims 

• a policy planning secretariat to develop 
ongoing compensation policy within the WCB 

• inclusion of domestic servants in WCB 

• requirement of employers to maintain such 
fringe benefits as private health and pension 
plans during a total temporary disability 

• raising of the income ceiling on insurable 
earnings from $18,500 to $40,000 to reflect 
inflating incomes 

• index of the income ceiling and other criteria 
for calculating compensation claims to the 
rise in the average industrial wage 

• changing the name of the WCB to Workers' 
Compensation Board 


Bob Rae, Member of Parliament for Broadview- 
Greenwood, the finance critic for the New 
Democratic Party, has said that Prime Minister 
Trudeau and Finance Minister MacLachen have 
drafted "an army of unemployed" to fight their 
war against inflation. 

Noting the increasing number of unemployed, 
Rae was responding to the Statistics Canada 
announcement that in 1980 Canada had the 
highest annual increase in inflation since 1975. 


Recalling that Michelin Tires (Canada) Ltd. had 
persuaded the Government of Nova Scotia to 
"legislate away workers' rights," in a brief recently 
presented to the Nova Scotia Cabinet, the Nova 
Scotia Federation of Labour proposed a new pro- 
vincial Trade Union Act which would recognize the 
right of workers to join the union of their choice. 

Modernization of the steel industry is a recurring 
promise during federal and provincial elections. 
Hence, the NSFL strongly urged government 
commitment to upgrading of the Sydney plant. 
"There is a proven market for products from a 
diversified modernized plant," the brief noted; and 
jobs are needed in industrial Cape Breton. 

Other proposals in the 40-page NSFL submission 
included: a minimum wage of $4.50 an hour; 
mandatory overtime pay; equal pay for work of 
equal value; retraining programs for workers 
displaced by automation; a construction program 
to increase the supply of low-cost rental 
accommodation for families; and enactment of 
occupational health and safety legislation, 
preceded by labour consultation. 


As a result of predicted manpower shortages, 
John Sandusky, past president of the Toronto 
Home Builders Association, and Jean Gravel, senior 
industrial consultant for the Canadian Employment 
and Immigration Commission, told delegates to a 
recent housing conference that female construction 
workers will become more prevalent in the future. 

"If the women are given the opportunity and 
the chance to acquire these new skills, I have no 
doubt that they will jump at the chance to enter our 
industry," said Sandusky. 

Noting that women are already involved in the 
.trade, some operating equipment and driving heavy 
trucks and vehicles, he said there is a wide range 
of jobs in the industry which women can fill if they 
have the skills. 


The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF), a 
national charitable foundation entrusted with 
preserving Canada's built-up heritage, continues 
its campaign to make Heritage Day — the third 
Monday in February — a national holiday. 

Pierre Berton, chairman of the board of the 
HCF, believes that the great post-war construction 
boom that provided so many jobs is nearing an 
end, and that the preserving of old buildings gives 
people a feeling of continuity while providing new 
jobs for thousands of workmen. Berton says, 
"Preservation is the wave of the future . . . and 
preservation is a labour-intensive industry." 

As part of its total effort, the HCF has 
contributed large sums of money to various 
conservation efforts, launched massive education 
campaigns to train artisans in the techniques of 
preservation, and engaged in experimental projects 
to find new uses for old buildings. 

The HCF's newest effort is to effect a change 
in the income tax act which now makes it cheaper 
to tear down an old building and build a new one 
than to preserve the original building. As Berton 
states, "It simply doesn't make sense to destroy 
a building that is structurally sound." 

JUNE, 1981 


lOML union nEUis 

Northeast Louisiana 
Local Signs with NLCA 

On March 9, Local 1811, Monroe, La., 
announced that it had signed a two-year 
contract with the Northeast Louisiana 
Contractors Association for undisclosed 
wage and benefits increases. 

"There was an increase, but both 
sides decided it would be best if we 
didn't publicize the actual wage figures. 
We just didn't feel it was necessary," 
said Glen Salisbury, Local 1811 business 

The contract, which took effect in 
early March and expires Dec. 31, 1982, 
breaks tradition in its length of term. 
Up until now, the union has signed one- 
year pacts with the NLCA, an affiliate 
of the Associated General Contractors 
of America, Inc. 

The agreement affects about 500 con- 
struction workers in a 15-parish area 
around Monroe. 

Chicago Locals Fight 
A Loop Open Shopper 

A Chicago, III., firm is "trying to create 
an open-shop island in one of the best 
organized construction markets in the 
nation," Chicago's Loop. That's the report 
of The Chicago Federation News in a 
recent article showing Local 13 Business 
Manager Thomas J. Ryan issuing instruc- 
tions to informational picketers Odell 
Sumrell and Elmer Engell. Painters and 
other Building Tradesmen joined the 
picket line at a loft building being turned 
into condominium apartments by Techcon 
Construction's Dow