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January 1983 

United Brofherhood of Carpenfers & Joiners of America 

We Mourn 






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 


Anthony Ochocki 

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, George M. Walish 

101 S. Newtown St. Road 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 

Third District, John Pruitt 
P.O. Box 624 
Riverton, III. 62561 

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, Paul Johnson 
Room 722, Oregon Nat'l Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
5330-F Power Inn Road 
Sacramento, California 95820 

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 

Patrick J. Campbell, Chairman 
John S. Rogers, Secretary 

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VOLUME 103 No. 1 JANUARY, 1983 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



We Mourn Maurice A. Hutcheson 

Immigration Reform Needed 

Free Trade, Fair Trade 

John W. Pruitt Named Third District Board Member 
Rhode Island's L. Vaughn Co. 

Canadian Building Trades Call Wage Controls Unfair 
Operation Turnaround 

CARPENTER Takes First History Award 

Phone Numbers Aid Reciprocal Agreement Program . 

Apprenticeship Film Still A Hit After One Year 

Contributions Continue for Helping Hands 

Washington Report 

Ottawa Report 

We Congratulate _ 
Loco! Union News — 

Members In The News 

Apprenticeship and Training 

Consumer Clipboard, Fat: Seen and Unseen 

Service To The Brotherhood 

Plane Gossip 

In Memoriam 

What's New 













The President's Message 

-.Patrick J. Campbell 40 

Published monlhly at 3342 Bladensburg Road, Bre<itwood. Md. 20722 by the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters end Joiners of America. Subscription price: United States ond Canada $7.^ per 
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Maurice Hutcheson's service to the 
United Brotherhood spans aknost 
seven decades. He was 17 when he 
became an apprentice in Local 75, 
Indianapolis, Ind. He died this month 
at age 85, the senior president emeritus 
of our union. His leadership in the 
labor movement spans an era. 

He said upon his retirement in 
1972: "At the start of my career there 
were no such things as negotiated 
pensions, Social Security, unemploy- 
ment insurance, group health insur- 
ance, or any of the other protections 
which make for better and more 
secure lives for working people . . . 

"When I was starting out, the son 
or daughter of a carpenter who got 
to college was a rarity indeed. Today, 
thousands upon thousands of members' 
children are making fine records in 
universities all over the United States 
and Canada." 

Hutcheson's career as a labor leader 
moved through depression and world 
war, through post-war adjustments, 
jurisdictional disputes, and mergers. 
He helped to stabilize wages in the 
construction trades during World War 
U under President Franklin D. Roose- 
velt, and, when the war was over, he 
was among the first to call for a 
return to free collective bargaining. 
During his long term of UBC leader- 
ship, apprenticeship standards were 
established, political action was crys- 
tallized, and a reciprocal pension 
program was established. UBC mem- 
bers past and present owe a debt of 
gratitude to this great and dedicated 

XOTE: Readers who would like addi- 
tional copies of this cover may obtain 
them by sending 50* in coin to cover 
mailing costs to the Editor, The 
CARPES'TER. 101 Conslilulion Ave., 
N.W., Washington. D.C. 20001. 

PiTDled in U. S. A. 

At far left: General 
President and Mrs. 
Patrick J. Campbell 
with President 
Emeritus Hutche- 
son at a retirement 
dinner in 1972. 
Left: Hutcheson 
and his late wife, 
Ethel, as they 
began retirement. 



former General President passes away in Florida 

Maurice A. Hutcheson, General President of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America, AFL-CIO, from 1952 to 1972, died 
January 9 in Lakeland, Fla., after a heart attack. 
He was 85. 

■Patrick J. Campbell, General President of the 
Brotherhood, issued the following statement: 

"We deeply mourn the death of our former 
General President, Maurice Hutcheson. His con- 
tribution to the welfare and growth of this Union 
was enormous. He gave it leadership and vision 
and trained a group of his colleagues to share his 
ideal of a strong democratic labor movement in 
the Unhed States and Canada. 

"We mourn his loss and we will honor his 

Maurice Hutcheson succeeded his father, 
William L. Hutcheson, who became president of 
the Brotherhood in 1915 and served until he 
retired in 1952. In all, the two Hutchesons pro- 
vided the UBC with its top leadership for a period 
of 57 years. 

Maurice Hutcheson became a vice president of 
the American Federation of Labor in 1953 and 
served on the executive council of the AFL and 
the AFL-CIO until his retirement in 1972. He 
was also a vice president of the AFL-CIO Building 
and Construction Trades Department. 

Maurice Hutcheson was born in Saginaw, Mich., 
on May 7, 1 897. The family moved to Indianapolis 

in 1913 when his father became a vice president of 
the Carpenters' Union. 

At the age of 17, he became an apprentice in 
Local 75, located in Indianapolis. As he was 
finishing his apprenticeship training, the United 
States became involved in World War I and he 
promptly enlisted in the Navy. Following his dis- 
charge from the military, he became a carpenter in 
the Eastern United States and worked as a con- 
struction carpenter, dock builder and ship builder. 

In 1928 he was appointed a General Repre- 
sentative of the United Brotherhood and 10 years 
later, in 1938, he was elected a first general vice 
president. Under the provisions of the Carpenters' 
constitution, he became the General President when 
WiUiam Hutcheson retired on December 31, 1951. 

As a vice president of the American Federation 
of Labor, he played an active part in the negotia- 
tions leading to the creation of the AFL-CIO in 
1955, and became chairman of the AFL-CIO 
Committee on Social Security, a position he held 
for many years. 

A close friend of the late George Meany, long 
time AFL-CIO President, Mr. Hutcheson repre- 
sented the Federation at numerous national and 
international labor meetings. 

Hutcheson's wife, Ethel, died in 1 977. They had 
no children. Since his retirement, Mr. Hutcheson 
had been living in Lakeland, Florida. 

'We mourn his loss and honor his memory' 


'hall noi linger in the fwi'irjhl for we have promises fo 



The late UBC leader was well known to 
every US President since FDR. Above 
and below, he is shown with Presidents 
Eisenhower, Johnson, and Ford. 

Hiitcheson signing 
an agreement with 
the Iron Workers 
which defined 
jurisdictions. Iron 
Workers President 
John Lyons is 
second from left. 

JANUARY, 1983 

General Presidents of the 
Building Trades as they testified 
before a Congressional commit- 
tee on labor law proposals. 
Hutcheson is at right. 


The late US Senator and Vice President 
Hubert Humphrey conferred with the 
UBC leader on many occasions. 
Humphrey was a speaker at Brotherhood 

Hutcheson as he 
spoke to an AFL- 
ClO Building and 
Trades convention. 

Hutcheson. left 
foreground, head- 
ing the UBC 
delegation to an 
AFL-CIO convcn 
tion. Addressing 
the convention, 

rAe Big Stories That Don't Get fully Covered 

Immigration Reform Needed 
To Curb Worker Exploitation 

The United States, a nation of im- 
migrants, always has been a strong 
magnet for the men and women of 
other nations seeking economic oppor- 
tunity and political and religious free- 

Benefits to the nation resulting from 
the ingenuity and hard work of its 
immigrants is readily apparent in any 
reading of US history. 

The successes and benefits docu- 
mented for immigration, however, 
apply mainly to legal immigration. 
Illegal immigration presents another, 
less proud picture. 

Illegal immigrants come to the 
United States for primarily the same 
reasons as legal immigrants — jobs and 
a chance for economic and social suc- 
cess. Jobs are the magnets that over- 
ride the dangers of illegal entry and 
make the risk worthwhile. 

But once here, the illegal immigrant 
lives in fear of discovery and deporta- 
tion. This makes undocumented work- 
ers . easy targets for exploitation by 

"One of the most objectionable of the 
Administration's immigration policy pro- 
posals was to set up a guest worker pro- 
gram that would allow 50,000 Mexican 
workers to enter the country to work for 
9 to 12 months in each of the next two 
years. A guest worker program would 
worsen the nation's serious unemploy- 
ment problem and undermine the already 
low wages in those industries and areas 
that would employ these temporary work- 
ers. Women and minority workers would 
be most likely to suffer lost and reduced 
income. Accordingly, the AFL-CIO re- 
mains firmly opposed to any guest worker 

Immigration Policy Resolution adopted 
by the 14th Constitutional Convention of 
the AFL-CIO November. 1981. 

unscrupulous employers who pay sub- 
standard wages and force them to 
work under unfair conditions. 

The illegal immigrant does not en- 
joy the protections of most American 
workers, such as fair labor standards, 
the right to organize, or job health 
and safety laws. Nor does he have 
the protective welfare benefits in hard 
times, such as unemployment con- 
pensation, food stamps or help with 
housing, medical expenses and other 
necessities of life. 

If illegal workers manage to bring 
their families into the country, their 
children are often kept out of school, 
a factor which many experts say helps 
to create and enforce a permanent 
underclass of Americans. 

Similarly, illegal immigration also 
negatively affects the nation and its 

In a recent paper, former Labor 
Secretary Ray Marshall, who served 
on the Select Commission on Immigra- 
tion and Refugee Policies created by 
Congress in 1979, describes some of 
the social and economic problems 
created by illegal immigration. 

The "costs," Marshall said, include 
"the perpetuation of low-wage, low- 
productivity job systems that lower the 
average level of productivity in this 
country. They include the rebirth of 
nineteenth-century garment district 
sweatshops in New York and other 
metropolitan areas. They include 
mounting political and ethnic tensions 
and sporadic outbursts of xenophobia; 
strained bilateral relations with send- 
ing nations, especially Mexico; and 
increasing pressure on the integrity of 
our immigration and labor laws. 

"Most of all," Marshall said, "the 
costs include increased inequality of 
income between advantaged and disad- 
vantaged persons in this country — 
inequality resulting from the increased 
job competition and depressed wages 
and working conditions for the almost 
30 million low-skilled US workers 
(especially the 15 million earning 
$3.00 an hour of less) who compete 
directly with illegal immigrants." 

Conservative estimates by the Cen- 
sus Bureau put the number of illegal 
aliens in the US at between 3.5 to 6 
million. Since the early 1960s, there 
has been a tenfold increase in the 
number of illegal aliens apprehended 

Labor's Position On 
Immigration Reform 

The AFL-CIO supports a humane 
and compassionate US immigra- 
tion policy while taking a realistic 
view of job opportunities and needs 
of US workers. Illegal immigra- 
tion endangers jobs and labor 
standards of US workers. The 
AFL-CIO supports: 

1. Penalties for employers who 
hire illegal aliens. 

2. An identification system for 
work purposes. 

3. Stronger border controls and 
interior enforcement, more support 
for the Immigration and Naturaliza- 
tion Service. 

4. Better enforcement of labor 
standards and anti-discrimination 

5. Ending dependence on tempo- 
rary workers, opposing foreign 
labor import programs which un- 
dercut US wages and working con- 
ditions, requiring employers to pay 
Social Security and unemployment 
insurance for H-2 workers. 

6. Continuing and improving en- 
forcement of the labor certification 
process to protect US workers. 

7. Regularizing the status of il- 
legal aliens with demonstrated at- 
tachment to the community, with 
compassion for families involved. 

8. Immigration policy fostering 
reunification of familes. 

9. Continued acceptance of refu- 
gees from political persecution and 
shared responsibilities for refugees 
with other nations. 

10. Economic development in 
nations sending illegal aliens to 

yearly, from under a hundred 
thousand to a million. 

With over 12 million Americans 
officially unemployed or too discour- 
aged to look for work, it might be easy 
for the United States to seize such a 
moment for a hysterical and inhu- 
mane reaction to the problem of mush- 
rooming illegal immigration. 

So it is commendable — and un- 
doubtedly a reflection of the character 
and history of the nation — that the 
current immigration reform underway 
in Congress is largely based on the 
careful study and recommendations of 
the Select Commission. 

The Senate recently passed an immi- 
gration reform measure, introduced 
by Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), 
a member of the Select Commission, 
that follows most of the Commission's 
recommendations. This includes an 
amnesty program and sanctions 


against employers who knowingly hire 
illegal aliens. 

The amnesty program would put a 
halt to excesses resulting from mass 
round-up and deportation programs 
and employer sanctions would punish 
unscrupulous employers and help shut 
off the job magnet for illegal aliens. 
Labor has strongly supported both 

Unfortunately, the Senate strayed 
from the Commission's recommenda- 
tions and approved an expanded 
temporary foreign worker, or H-2 
program. This program permits the 
importation of labor in job areas, such 
as agriculture, that the federal govern- 
ment decides do not have adequate 
American workers to fulfill labor 

As Marshall pointed out, such pro- 
grams tend to depress wages for low- 
skill jobs, decrease productivity by en- 
couraging employers to postpone 
capital improvements and encourage 
a permanent subclass in the American 

Hopefully, Congress will correct the 
H-2 program provisions and pass a 
workable immigration reform bill 
which is fair to illegal aliens, the na- 
tion and American workers. 

If Congress needs further convinc- 
ing, these are some of the facts: 

• At times of high unemployment, im- 
migrants and American workers compete 
directly for scarce jobs; the major impact 
of high levels of legal and illegal immigra- 
tion is displacement of American work- 
ers. With continuing institutionalization 
of illegal immigration, illegal as well as 
legal immigrants advance in the job 
market, and compete for better jobs at 
higher pay. 

• US unemployment in January 1982 
was 8.5% (9.298 million). Unemployment 
among Hispanic Americans was 12.0% 
(.724 million), among Black Americans, 
16.8% (1.874 million); and, among teen- 
agers, 21.7% (1.872 million). 

• Well over one million legal and 
illegal immigrants entered the United 
Stales in each year of the late 1970s. 
Legal immigration rates were: 1977, 
462,315; 1978, 601,442; 1979, 526,000; 
1980, 808,000. (Source: Immigration and 
Naturalization Service for 1977-1978; 
estimates of the Select Commission on 
Immigration and Refugee Policy for 
1979-1980). It is impossible to determine 
the exact number of illegal immigrants 
who entered the United States, but the 
Reagan Administration Interagency Task 
Force on Immigration estimated that, 
conservatively, 500,000 people were per- 
manently added to our population each 
year through illegal immigration, and 
hundreds of thousands more illegal im- 
migrants in a circular flow worked part 
of each year in the US. 

TRIBUTE TO A LABOR MARTYR — Members of a joint mission of the Interna- 
tional Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the Inter-American Regional 
Organization of Workers (ORIT) looking into the trade-union situation in Central 
America attended a wreatlt-laying ceremony honoring slain Nicaragiian labor leader 
Luis Medrano in Managua. Medrano was murdered by Somozan forces in 1979. The 
ICFTU-ORIT mission visited El Salvador and Costa Rica as well as Nicaragua. 
Representing the AFL-CIO were Federation Vice President Frank Drozak, head of 
the Seafarers, and William C. Doherty, Jr., executive director of the American Institute 
for Free Labor Development. Other members of the mission were from Canada, Italy, 
Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. 

John W. Pruitt Named 
Third District Board Member 

John W. Pruitt has been named 
new 3rd District Board Member, Gen- 
eral President Campbell announced 
last month. 

Pruitt has been a member of the 
United Brotherhood for 36 years. He 
joined Local 16, Springfield, 111., upon 
returning from military service during 
World War IL 

Board Member Pruitt has served his 
local union as assistant business agent 
and business agent. General President 
M. A. Hutcheson appointed him a 
general representative in July, 1964. 
During this time, he also served for 
eight years as president of Local 16 
and as president of the Springfield 
Building and Construction Trades 
Council. He was elected to the execu- 
tive board of the Illinois State Council 
of Carpenters in 1963 and has con- 
tinued to serve to this date. 

Active in the apprenticeship pro- 
gram as an instructor in 1951, he has 
been a staff member of the Interna- 
tional Apprenticeship Contest Commit- 
tee for the past 14 years, and coor- 
dinating judge representing the United 
Brotherhood for the past two years. 

Pruitt was instrumental in establish- 


ing the district-wide Heavy and High- 
way Contract of Illinois covering Dis- 
trict 6. and later assisted in negotiating 
the state-wide agreement. He is pres- 
ently serving as chairman of the state 
Heavy and Highway Committee. 

He and his wife. Doris, have two 
sons, both members of Local 1098, 
Baton Rouge, La. 


JANUARY, 1983 



Months of negotiations between the Building and 
Construction Trades Department and the National 
Construction Employers Council culminated recently 
in the initiation of the Market Recovery Program for 
Union Construction. 

The program calls for the establishment of joint 
labor-management committees to increase coopera- 
tion between local unions and contractors to build 
on areas of mutual interest and increase the share 
of union construction. BCTD President Robert 
Georgine, who signed the agreement, said that the 
success of the pact depends on the ability of local 
unions and employers to set up "realistic" 

Local committees, the backbone of the plan, will 
have as their priorities the development of an 
atmosphere of cooperation and trust in the industry, 
an emphasis on pride in workmanship and written 
objectives and timetables. 

The agreement establishes a framework under 
which the local committees will work on the issues 
of availability of highly skilled craftsmen, the 
importance of mutual efforts to improve pro- 
ductivity, the value of increased competitiveness 
in bringing in more jobs, elimination of non- 
essential work rules, the use of up-to-date tools 
and equipment, and the need to publicize efforts 
to improve productivity. 

The agreement comes as a much-needed re- 
sponse to the efforts of the Associated Builders 
and Contractors (ABC), a group of non-union 
contractors that have targeted eight major 
metropolitan areas for their anti-union campaigns. 


A heavy bargaining agenda is developing for 
1983 with major union contracts covering about 
3.6 million workers due for renegotiation. 

A report released by the Labor Dept.'s Bureau of 
Labor Statistics said 845 of the 1,772 major 
agreements it tracks will expire this year. The 
BLS data cover some 8.5 million workers in 
bargaining units with at least 1,000 employees. 


More than 300,000 American households will 
have their gas heat shut off this winter because they 
cannot pay their bills, according to a study re- 
leased by the Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition 
(CLEC). The study is based on a national survey 
of gas utility disconnections as of September 1982 
which showed that more than 1 million residential 
gas disconnections occurred in the US between 
October 1981 and September 1982. This figure 
does not include electric space-heat shut-offs, nor 
does it include heating oil and propane-heating 
households who will be denied delivery for non- 
payment of bills. 


The four-day workweek, greeted in the early 
1970's as a panacea for many labor relations ills, 
has been abandoned for the most part as a fad that 
just didn't catch on, reports U.S. News and World 

"The four-day workweek is out of step with the 
rest of the world," said Stanley Nollen, a business/ 
economics professor at Georgetown University, who 
surveyed 900 companies and found 215 had tried 
the shorter workweek. Of that number, 59 declared 
the project a failure. 

Most of the attempts to institute a four-day have 
not shortened the number of hours, rather the 
same 40 hour workweek has been divided over four 
days instead of five. 

The four-day workweek does work in some 
industries, but the only way for it to work is if 
everyone does it, it was reported. 


With all the government promotion to conserve 
gas and other fuels, it is logical to seek out a pos- 
sible candidate for Chief Fuel Hog. And, according 
to Runzheimer and Co., Inc., consultants on travel 
and living expenses, the biggest energy guzzler in 
the country is the federal government. 

Uncle Sam's total yearly consumption comes to 
$12.5 billion, with the Defense Department using 
$1 1 billion of that. And there is resistance to con- 
servation, perhaps because the fuel bill is not paid 
out of a personal pocket. 


A 30% increase in new home sales and housing 
construction is forecast for 1983, according to 
Fred Napolitano, president of the National Associa- 
tion of Home Builders. 

"There's been a turnaround in all the key hous- 
ing indicators in recent months," Napolitano said. 
"Mortgage interest rates have plummeted from 
18 to 12% levels, while housing starts, building 
permits and home sales have shown some signs 
of life and are heading in the right direction for the 
first time in three years." 



Can we 
have both? 

The Reagan Administration 

doesn't want to offend 

our trading partners and 

international big business. 

fan , 

An -cjO 


We hardly need tell any American or 
Canadian who turns on his or her tele- 
vision set that the North American auto 
industry is not prospering. Our members 
in the Pacific Northwest certainly know 
that the forest products industry is in 
dire straits. 

Auto Worlcers, Rubber Workers, and 
members of the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America are 
among the trade unionists suffering be- 
cause of economic conditions in these 
ailing Eighties. UBC members are em- 
ployed in several industrial plants supply- 
ing parts to the auto industry; others 
work year-round in plant maintenance. 
Many of them are now unemployed. 

Organized labor has tried many desper- 
ate means to get auto and allied workers 
back to work, but all efforts have met 
with little success. 

Since 1978, 19 US tire plants have 
closed their doors. About one third of the 
American tire industry has gone down the 
tube in the past five years because of 
competing imports. Each imported car has 
five tires on it — five tires that could have 
been manufactured by US and Canadian 
workers. Multiply these five tires by the 
number of imported cars, and you get 
the picture. Toyota and Datsun, alone, 
sell more than 500,000 vehicles per year 
in the United States. Add to this Subaru, 
Volvo, Saab, MGs, and the others. The 
list is long. 

The struggle for fair trade, for jobs, 
and for an import-export balance has he- 
come a worldwide effort. Today ihe prob- 
lem involves not only automobiles, but 
steel, tobacco, machinery, and a host of 
other items. Almost one out of every two 

American Steelworkers is out of a job 
because more foreign steel is coming in 
than US and Canadian steel is going 

Foreign trade balances now determine 
jobs in Seattle and Detroit, in Pittsburgh 
and Kansas City. It concerns "every 
crossroad," says one US News & World 
Report writer, "solvency for the haber- 
dasher, food on the carpenter's table, 
shoes for the farmer's child." 

Former Vice President Walter Mondale 
points out that one out of every six manu- 
facturing jobs in the US is directly 
linked to exports. Two fifths of our farm- 
land now produces for export. Last Aug- 
ust, we suffered the worst trade deficit in 
our history — $7.1 billion short of a trade 

The trouble lies, in some respects, 
among our so-called trading partners — 
countries which impose quotas, subtle 
restrictions, and impossibly high tariffs 
on goods they import, countries which 
impose lengthy inspections, custom de- 
lays, and difficult product standards to 
keep foreign goods out. Perhaps the only 
solution to the current problem is to 
impose tariffs and restrictions on imports 
to America tor a "fair trade" balance. 

In addition, some allied governments 
heavily subsidize credit to customers 
abroad, thereby winning sales away from 
American firms. Foreign firms get away 
with bribing government and company 
officials in customer countries, and in this 
way grab sales and service contracts from 
■Americans, who arc forbidden by law to 

Like a shadow over all of this scene is 
the growing conglomerate of interna- 
tional banks and international investment 

firms that don't care which workers in 
which country are suffering, so long as the 
dividends keep coming into their coffers. 
A partner in one big investment banking 
firm recently told a Congressional sub- 
commitee, "We must have a safety net for 
American banks facing a sudden shock to 
avoid a crisis of confidence if (default) 
were to happen. It's no secret that several 
of our large banks may have the equiva- 
lent of their entire capital exposed in 
loans to Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. 

It is these banking and investment in- 
terests who have strong lobbies in Wash- 
ington and good connections with the 
White House, and who are pushing for 
"free" trade at any price, whether it be 
"fair" trade or not. 

When the AFL-CIO and the Auto 
Workers recently backed the Fair Prac- 
tices in Automotive Products Act in the 
Congress — a bill which would have re- 
quired that a certain percentage of the 
parts and labor of all cars sold in large 
volume in the United Slates be produced 
domestically, the White House became 
alarmed and sent US Trade Representa- 
tive Bill Brock to Capitol Hill to warn 
that such a bill would trigger a trade war. 

The US trade ofiice is trying to per- 
suade our trading partners to be fair, to 
step back a little and let our products in. 
Unfortunately, its kind of friendly per- 
suasion has not been effective. 

Perhaps it's time to apply to our import- 
export policy that phase coined by a one- 
time Republican turned Bull Moose, 
Teddy Roosevelt: "Speak softly, but carry 
a big stick." It's better than being driven 
to a 19S0's Hooverville by an unorga- 
nized teamster who can't speak English. 

JANUARY, 1983 

Vincent D'Angelis, Local 94, runs some 
wood through an automatic ripsaw. 

Bruce Fratus, Local 94, crafting the 
elaborate, steel-inlayed conference table. 

Rhode Island's 

L. Vaughn Company 

Woodworking At Its Finest 

Members of Local 94 Carry On Traditions 
of 140-Year Old New England Firm 

Ed Haynes, Local 94, right, operates a 
Porter panel saw, assisted by Mike Eithier, 
Local 3086. 

L. Vaughn Company, Architectural 
Woodworkers, is a well-known in- 
stitution in Warwick, R.I., where the 
company is based. But L. Vaughn Co. 
is also well known on the East Coast, 
and indeed, in many parts of the US 
where fine architectural woodworking 
is a practiced art. L. Vaughn Co. is 
adament in emphasizing the company's 
goal as perfection; nothing goes out 
of the shop, or indeed progresses from 
one stage to the next, if the craftwork 
is not perfect. And L. Vaughn Co. is 
proud to say that every single em- 
ployee in its shop is a member of 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America. 

Manufacturers of extremely fine 
woodwork, including custom wood- 
work for Harrah's and the Tropicana 
in Atlantic City, the US Customs 
Court and Office Building in NYC, 
the A.I. Dupont Hospital in Wilming- 
ton, Del., the Harvard Medical School 
Laboratory, restoration work at the 
US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., 
and Senator Muskie's oifice in Wash- 
ington, D.C., L. Vaughn Co. is unique 
in a number of aspects. 

A family organization for over 140 
years now housing all operations in 
one building, the L. Vaughn Co. has 
an extremely large plant area, over 
1 00,000 square feet on one floor under 
one roof. About a year ago, the plant 
was employing about 230 people, and 
although the number has dropped a 
bit, the plant's production capacity and 
employee force remain unusually size- 

And not the least of L. Vaughn Co.'s 
uniquities is the management-employee 
relationship. In 1938, L. Vaughn Co. 
was organized, by the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters, at the request of 
the owners, and L. Vaughn Co. be- 
came the first union shop in Rhode 
Island. Charlie Vaughn, a descendent 
of the company's founder, and current 
vice-president and superintendent, is 
quick to say they've not been disap- 

"We thought it would help our sales 
and it did. I think, to this day, be it 
New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey 
or Washington, D.C., we have had the 
finest results with union carpenters. 
We go into cities and go from zero to 
60 manpower in 6 to 7 weeks. How 
can a non-union company walk into 
Washington, D.C. and get 60 to 70 
qualified people in 6 to 7 weeks? We've 
never had a strike. We've never had 
a union problem other than economic. 
We've never had a labor problem we 
couldn't handle with some discussion." 

And a tour through the L. Vaughn 
plant, completely staffed by members 
of Carpenters Local 94, Providence, 
R.I., and Cabinet-Fixture-Millwork 
Local 3086, Providence, R.I. demon- 
strates why relations between employ- 
ers and employees are so good, and 
why the firms' products are of such 

Machinery in the almost laboratory- 
clean plant can certainly stand up 
under the designation "state-of-the- 
art"; much of it specifically designed 
by and produced for L. Vaughn Co. 
to production specifications. One such 
machine permits multiple routing as 
required for such pieces as bookcase 
side panels. Another is a plywood saw 
with a specially-adapted ball-studded 
table on which plywood moves easily, 
and stops with the push of a button. 
According to Dick CiuUo, assistant 
superintendent and a member of Local 
94, the real heart of the plant is the 
double-end tennoner, a magnificent 

The view from the finishing shop. 


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Local 94 Financial Secretary Robert E. 
Hayes, left, and Rhode Island DC 
Secretary Herbert Holmes, background, 
right, examine a sanded table top with 
Assistant Superintendent Dick Ciulto. 

machine with 17 cutting heads that is 
valued at about V4 million dollars. 

Other machines in the plant include 
a molder, a glue wheel that rotates 
the wood in a bright inferno, a flat- 
bed sander and a stroke sander, and 
a veneer tapeless splicer. Reigning over 
all is a huge silo separator which sucks 
dust particles out of the building at an 
amazingly thorough rate. 

From assembly through finishing 
through shipping, as the piece pro- 
gresses through the different stages in 
each department, each piece is treated 
with care. Veneers are made to match 
perfectly, door to panel to door, in a 
process called blueprint matching, 
from flitches, l/28"-thick sheets of 
the log sliced thin enough to see 
through. The stock of wood is vast 
in its variety. In storage is more usual 
wood like walnut, cherry, butternut 
and white oak, and more exotic wood 
like East Indian laurel, rosewood, 
teak and ebony. 

Continued on Page 38 

Conferring and 
creating, right, in 
the assembly de- 
partment, Cabinet 


Finish Shop Fore- 
man Dennis Ponte, 
Local 3086, below, 
examines a current 

Gus Burns, Local 94, puts some e 
glueing through the glue wheel. 

Karl Zucrchcr. Local 94. a real 
professional — complete with 
tic — is "toning" for color. 


Bill Condon. Local 30S6. left, removes a wood section from 
the 52" flat-bed sander, willi A I Ziiprecher, Local 94, right. 

Herman Auloltc, Local 
94. running a machine in 
the asseiiihly shop: Tony 
Cabcrceras. Local 94. 
works at a table in the 

Marly Blais. Local 94. 
surrounded by equipment 
and supplies, uses some 
machinery in the door 

JANUARY, 1983 


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A report issued recently by the Canadian Centre 
for Policy Alternatives challenges many of the 
fallacies and misconceptions about strikes, and 
concludes that "the right to strike is one of the 
indispensable cornerstones of a free and democratic 

CCPA president, Dr. Michael Oliver, said the 
Centre commissioned the study because widespread 
misunderstanding of strikes has contributed 
greatly to industrial conflict in the Canadian 

"The clamour to curtail and even rescind the right 
to strike is heard daily in boardrooms and in the 
press," Oliver said. "Canadians are quick to 
condemn other governments around the world 
when they outlaw strikes and take away union 
bargaining rights, but we are becoming increas- 
ingly intolerant of the same right when our own 
unions exercise it." 


An innovative productivity program, designed to 
give construction tradesmen an opportunity to 
contribute their knowledge, skills and ideas to 
improving construction methods and efficiency, has 
begun at Suncor's $335-million hydrocracker 
construction project in the Chemical Valley area of 
Sarnia, Ont. 

The program, called Maximum Achievement in 
Productivity with Labor Expertise (MAPLE), is being 
undertaken by SNC-FW, engineers and contractors; 
the Sarnia Building Trades Council; and Suncor Inc., 
owner of the refinery project. 

If the tradesmen know a better and more efficient 
method to get a job done, they will have a vehicle to 
get their suggestions to management for considera- 
tion and implementation, Don Colman, SNC-FW 
Construction manager said. 

Bruce Blackwell, president of the 3,000-member 
Sarnia Building Trades Council, said the program is 
the first construction productivity program in 
Canada to be undertaken in full co-operation with 
the building trades unions. 

if the program proves successful, he believes it 
could be implemented on other construction projects 
in Ontario and across Canada. 


Not lazy workers, but a complex combination of 
short-sighted politicians and inadequate manage- 
ment, are holding back Canada's productivity rate, 
say top industry, labor and academic officials. 

Employees are working harder than ever in many 
cases and the reason is simple: "They're scared; 
everyone's scared," says Adam Zimmerman, 
executive vice-president of Noranda Mines Ltd. and 
vice-chairman of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. 

They say, boosting productivity is not as simple 
as asking workers to spend a few more hours a 
week on the job. 

MacMillan Bloedel chairman Calvert Knudson 
said that before real strides are made in productivity 
in Canada, politicians have to stop being obsessed 
with the short-term. 

"We're making decisions too much based on what 
the voter gets today rather than on what we're 
doing for the future. It takes a lot of leadership to 
get people to accept allocations away from today's 
benefits and in favor of a better material society 
tomorrow. There's no question there's a lack of that 
leadership. Our political system in North America 
and the western world has become increasingly 
cynically devoted towards buying votes with 
government programs. 

From 1947 to 1973, productivity in Canada 
grew by about 3% a year. From 1974 to 1978, it 
dropped to a growth rate of 0.5% a year. 

The Science Council of Canada says that in 
1978-79, the only industrial country with a worse 
productivity performance in manufacturing was the 
US. In 1979-80, Canada had the worst performance 
of all when manufacturing productivity fell 1.4%. 


In all of Canada, there are just 82 firms which 
list the millwrighting trade as their prime business 
with Statistics Canada. Of that total, more than 
half — 47 — are Ontario companies, with seven in 
Quebec and seven more in Atlantic Canada. 

Millwrighting accounts for about 2.5% of the 
mechanical work done by the construction industry, 
according to Statistics Canada; a percentage that 
translated into about $1 16.3 million in 1982. This 
is an increase of about 31.9% from the figures 
reported in 1980 — the latest year for which 
statistics are complete. 

Ontario's millwright firms are likely to do about 
$64.9 million in business this year. In Quebec, 
seven firms are likely to do business totalling about 
$25 million, and in Atlantic Canada, another seven 
should total about $4.1 million. 

One-fifth of the millwrighting firms list them- 
selves as doing $1 million or more in business 
annually. At the other end of the scale, nine firms 
say they do less than $25,000 annually. 

in 1980, the millwrighting sector of the industry 
spent $1.23 million on new capital equipment. 

it is a labor-intensive sector when compared with 
some of the other mechanical specialties. Millwright- 
ing firms spend about 43.4% of their total 
operating revenue on wages. Taken together, all 
mechanical specialties spend about 38.6%. 




The Canadian Centre for Occupational Healtin and 
Safety (CCOHS) will host the 10th World Congress 
in the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and 
Diseases in Ottawa-Hull, May 8-13, 1983. It is the 
first time in the 30-year history of the Congress that 
the meetings will be held outside Europe. The 
Canadian Centre is a relatively new federal agency. 
For program and registration information, contact: 
Donald M. McGregor, Publicity Committee Chair- 
man, 10th World Congress, 500-300 Slater Street, 
Ottawa, Ontario KIP 6A5. 


The Jobless rate in Canada is close to 13% and 
still climbing; the pain is immense and unevenly 
distributed — men are suffering more than women, 
and young people face an incredibly difficult job 

Only the three Prairie provinces had unemploy- 
ment rates below 10% in October: Saskatchewan 
at 6.7%, Alberta at 9.1% and Manitoba at 9.6%, 
all seasonally adjusted rates. 

Newfoundland, at 19.2%, continued to have the 
highest rate, followed by Quebec at 15.4%. 

For the country as a whole, the jobless rate hit 
12.7% as the number of unemployed passed 1.5 
million. And that's just the "official" unemployed. 

The pain is in fact greater because of the so- 
called "discouraged worker effect." When the 
unemployment situation gets bad, a lot of people 
who'd like to have a job give up looking for one 
because the prospects are too poor. 


The Ontario Building Trades Council has come 
out in favor of the general principles of the pro- 
vincial government's proposed regulations for 
asbestos control on construction sites in Ontario. 
The Council however, says the Ontario Labor 
Ministry should further consider a number of 
problem areas. 

"It [the proposed regulation] does, in our belief, 
cover the majority of the concerns of the construc- 
tion workers by accepting control by procedure 
rather than monitoring, which we believe would not 
work on construction," the Council said in a two- 
page brief to the ministry. 

The industry cleared a major hurdle last year 
when the labor ministry announced that separate 
regulations would be developed for construction, 
apart from fixed industry. Because of the problems 
of identifying asbestos in some types of construc- 
tion, such as renovation, maintenance and 
demolition, the council recommends that before 
any such work begins, there should be an inspection 
to identify the presence of asbestos. It further 
believes that medical monitoring is a problem in 
the construction industry because of the mobility 
of the workforce, which moves from area to area 
and employer to employer. 

Building Trades President Robert Georgine speaks to 
Canadian convention delegates in the opening session. 

Canadian Building Trades 
Call Wage Controls Unfair 

Provincial wage control legislation was strongly 
opposed by delegates to the Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Canadian Convention last month. 

"Wage controls are not only patently unfair, but 
alone are not the answer to inflation and Canada's 
other economic problems," read a resolution passed 
at the convention. Robert Georgine. president of 
the Building and Construction Trades Department, 
AFL-CIO, called the whole issue of wage controls 
"abhorrent," and said that construction unions will 
continue to oppose these controls, both in Canada 
and the US. 

In a speech to the convention, Georgine pressed 
for government initiatives to create jobs and to pro- 
mote economic recovery, saying that the construction 
industry had suffered more than any industry and 
would be a good place to start. "When the construc- 
tion industry works, activity is created in other in- 
dustries, and with it come jobs." 

Continued on Page 38 

NBC delegates attending the Building and Construction 
Trades Department Convention held in Montreal, 
Quebec, recently. 

Seated, clockwise from left. Second General Vice 
President Anthony Ochocki: Ross Carr, St. John, N. B.; 
9lh District Board Member John Carruthcrs: Guy 
Dumoulin, Montreal Bldg. Trades Council; Orville 
Fletcher, Calgary, .4lta: Cyril Troke, St. Johns, Nfld; 
Roy Gauticr, Yukon Bldg. Trades Council: Bill Zander, 
B.C. Prov. Council; Robert Todd, Saskatoon; Frank 
Thomas. Winnipeg. Man; Boh Rcid, Ontario Provincial 
Council; Jacques Martel, Cle. Laviolettc; Tom Fcnwick, 
Hamilton. Onl.; and John Wood. Halifax, N.S. 

JANUARY, 1983 


Operation Turnaround 
In The Southwest 

I Operation Turnaround got off to a 
strong start in Oklahoma City, Okla., 
November 17. At the initial meeting 
were General Executive Board Mem- 
ber Dean Sooter; Fred Purifoy, 
General Representative; Fred Carter, 
General Representative; W. C. "Bud" 
Sharp, task force representative; 
Gerald Newton, business manager. 
Local 329; Ceroid Beam, Local 943; 
Jerry Danett, Local 329; Earl L. 
Collins, Local 329; Vernon Babbitt, 
Local 329; Dan Marks, Local 1015; 
Darwin Drake, Local 1894; Alton 
Wagner, Local 1585; Randy Hamett, 
Local 329; Robert Wood, Local 1659; 
Mervin Vinson, Local 1060; Jerry L. 
Weld, Local 943; James M. Johnson, 
Local 763; W. E. Anderson, Local 
1362; and Henry Baldridge, State 
Council of Carpenters. 

Local 425 of El Paso, Tex., 
launched Operation Turnaround in 
its area in late September, when Task 
Force Rep. W. C. Sharp, standing 
right, and Southwest Organizer Art 
Reyes, standing left, met with local 
officers. Shawn with these two men 
are, from left, seated: Manuel Hervera, 
conductor; Humburto Quivlos, war- 
den; Enrique Hernendez, trustee; 
Manuel Pedrosa, financial secretary 
and business representative; and C. B. 
Snyder, vice president. 

The North Central Texas District 
Council implemented Operation Turn- 
around on October 26. Participants in 
the initial meeting were, left to right, 
front row, Tommy Avritt, council 
organizer; Tommy J. Loe, Financial 
Secretary-Business Representative, 
Local 1822, Ft. Worth; Bill Watkins, 
executive secretary of the council; 
Ray Hernandez, organizer. 

Back raw: C. Y. Goodwin, Business 
Representative, Local 198, Dallas; 
N. J. Hardeman, Financial Secretary, 
Local 198, Dallas; John "Soney" 
Brownlee, Business Representative, 
Local 1822, Ft. Worth; James Watkins, 
Business Representative, Council; 
Steve Ellis, Business Representative, 
Council; Herb W. Kratz, Business 
Representative, Millwright Local 1421, 
Arlington, Tex.; Fred Carter, General 
Representative; and W. C. "Bud" 
Sharp, task force representative. 

Not shown: General Executive 
Board Member Dean Sooter; Clark 
McDonald, Business Representative, 
Local 1822, Ft. Worth; J. Greene, 
Business Representative, Local 198, 
Dallas; and John Stewart, Business 
Representative, Local 198, Dallas. 



Local 1266, Austin, Tex., held a 
special call meeting recently to 
strengthen its Operation Turnaround 
program. With more than a hundred 
members present for the discussion, 
the membership voted unanimously 

to hire an organizer. Members of the 
local executive board, shown in the 
accompanying picture immediately 
laid plans to fight the open shop move- 
ment in Central Texas. 




means beating the open shoppers 
at their own undercutting game! 

The game which the open-shop contractors play in the con- 
struction industry is a devious game — low bidding with cheap, 
sometimes alien, labor, assembling roving work crews from 
computer print-outs instead of skilled-journeyman rosters. 

It has been difficult for trained construction workers to 
combat them in the market place. They sometimes wear two 
suits — a union suit which goes in one construction-site gate 
and a non-union suit which goes through another. 

Because of discriminatory state "right to work" laws and 
situs picketing restrictions, union contractors and their skilled 
work crews have been hard pressed to compete. 

The general public fails to realize that a journeyman car- 
penter, millwright, or other craftsperson has spent four 
years in training and expects and deserves a higher wage 
than the "jackleg," the "scab," who has been picked up off 
the street. Knowing this, the reactionary forces which have 
gained strength during this period of Reaganomic turmoil are 
making inroads, right and left, in the construction industry. 
With interest rates high, inflation high, and unemployment 
high, these forces have brought the construction industry 
almost to a standstill. 

As a consequence, many local union contract negotiators 
have been forced to ask UBC members to accept new con- 
tracts with little or no pay increases. In some cases, to "stay 
the course," they've even had to recommend pay cuts. It has 
been a soul-wrenching experience, but local leaders have 
been forced to ask their members to tighten their belts and 
bite the bullet. 

The Brotherhood's director of organization, Jim Parker, 
recently received a letter from the wife of a member in the 
Middle West, who complained that the union was doing her 
husband no good when he was being asked to forego a pay 
raise or accept a pay cut to stay on the job. "That's not turn- 
ing anything around," she commented. 

Parker's response was to the point, and we think it bears 
noting by every member trying to obtain work in these hard 

"This organization, as well as most of the other Building 
Trades unions, find themselves in a hard pressed position to 
try to maintain our negotiated wages, conditions and job 
opportunities for our members against the current onslaught 
of the open-shop movement in the construction industry. Be- 
ginning with the downturn in the economy around 1974, 
many of our union contractors faced with increasing compe- 
tition from open-shop contractors have elected to go 'double- 
breasted' or even 'open-shop.' 

"The open-shop movement has continued to expand rapidly 
since 1974 to the point that many of our union contractors 
arc unable to compete in the construction industry against 
their non-union competition. 

Continued on Page 38 










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Members of Local 1338, Prince 
Edward Island, who participated in Op- 
eration Turnaround. Local 1338 not only 
represents carpenters, hut also industrial 
members employed making windows and 
door frames. Pictured are front row, left 
to right: Merrill Pursey, Clinton Young, 
Dan Larkin, Dan Morrell. Back row, 
left to right, Jan Uanewyk, Lou Bradley, 
Martin Kenny. Charles MacLellan and 
Jim Tobin, task force representative and 

Members of Local 1588, Sydney, Nova 
Scotia, who participated in Operation 
Turnaround. Members in picture, front 
row, left to right: Jim Tobin, task force 
representative and instructor, Robert 
Leblanc, Rannie MacLellan, Francis 
Venedam, Business Manager Lawrence 
Shebib. Back row, left to right: Ken 
Smith, Jack Gillis. Pat MacLellan, Arthur 
Vickers, Jack Gillis, and Dannie McGee. 

Omaha Turnaround 

Task Force Rcprcsentalive Robert 
Shrimpton recently presented Operation 
Turnaround to business representatives 
ami ofjicers of Locals 400 and 1055 
in Omaha, Neb. Participants, from 
left to right were: Art Deseck, Sam Short, 
Richard Dittenber, Joe Dancff, Sr., Dale 
Hcnion, Task Force Rep. Robert 
Shrimpton and Dusty Price. 

JANUARY, 1983 


Carpenter Takes First History Award 
Plus Graphics Award in ILPA Contest 

The judges' ballots for the Interna- 
tional Labor Press Association's 1982 
Journalistic Awards Contest are in and 
counted, and Carpenter has come out 
a winner. 

Actually, a two-time winner. Car- 
penter received an Award of Merit 
for "Best Use of Graphics," and was 
honored with first place in a new Labor 
History category "Best story, profile 
or editorial using history to explain 
current events." 

Achievement in Labor History was 
added as a new category to the con- 
test this year, for, as the judges re- 
mark: "It seems to us that history is 
as essential to community identity and 
continuity as biography is to concepts 

of self and personality in individuals. 
News and history should be co-mingled 
in our labor papers so that our mem- 
bers may read their pages with a sense 
of organizational purpose and direc- 

ILPA had this to say about Car- 
penter's winning history entry: "One 
Hundred Years in the Carpenter is, as 
one of the judges notes, 'a good, use- 
ful and inspiring brief history that 
traces the story of the union through 
an account of its publication.' This 
double-decker approach is well illu- 
strated with pages from the past but 
outstanding is the full page, life-size 
reprint of Page 1, Volume 1, Num- 
ber 1 of The Carpenter which in stir- 

ring and sober language indicates the 
path to a national union. The Car- 
penter gets the First Award for good 
labor history and the history of an 
important phase of labor journalism." 
With the Award of Merit in the Best 
Use of Graphics category, ILPA com- 
mended Carpenter as follows: "A ma- 
jor responsibility of the labor press is 
to report on constitutional conven- 
tions. Much hard work and ingenuity 
is called for to make such reports both 
interesting and informative. We heart- 
ily commend the pictorial report of 
the Carpenters' 100th anniversary con- 
vention as a very impressive achieve- 
ment in this category. It is clearly 
worthy of the importance it reflects." 




Phone Numbers Aid 
Reciprocal Agreement Program 

UBC members covered by reciprocal 
pension agreements can now get quicker 
solutions to their personal pension prob- 
lems through a fast-acting network of 
telephone communications, according to 
General President Patrick J. Campbell, 
Chairman of the national Carpenters 
Labor-Management Pension Fund. 

Administration of the national agree- 
ment was recently moved from an organi- 
zation in Wilmington, Delaware, to 
American Benefit Plan Administrators in 
Indianapolis, Ind., a firm more familiar 
with our program. (Editor's Note: See the 
address and phone number of this 
company on Page 16.) Area pension ad- 
ministrators, listed on this page and the 
next page, seeking information about a 
member's previous coverage in other 
area plans, etc., can now call directly to 
the American Benefit Plan Administrators 
in Indianapolis. This firm works closely 
with the General Office in Washington, 
D.C., and through close telephone con- 
tact, questions regarding a member's 
eligibility, his or her years of member- 
ship, etc., can be quickly determined. 

For the convenience of members 
covered by pro-rata agreements, we list 
on this page and the following page not 
only the addresses of the various area 
plans but also the plans' telephone 

The pro-rata pension program was 
established in 1971. It is a basic pro- 
gram which permits UBC members to 
move from one pension plan to another 
as work assignments change while work- 
ing in various areas, drawing pro-rata 
benefits from each of the various plans 
upon retirement . . . and not losing bene- 
fits in any. It is a form of "portability" 
long sought in the construction trades. 

A construction member of the Brother- 
hood does not achieve pro-rata pension 
protection merely by being a member in 
good standing. His local union or district 
council has to negotiate a pension plan 
with employers, if it has not already done 
so. Then the trustees of that plan have to 
enter into reciprocal agreements with 
other plans. This is done by signing the 
National Pro-Rata Agreement. 


Arizona State Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
5125 North I6lh Street. Suite A104 
Phoenix. Arizona 85016 
(602) 264-1804 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Arkansas 
1501 North University, Suite 340 
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 
(501) 661-1260 


Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Northern California 
955 Market Street 
San Francisco. California 94103 
(415) 777-3863 

Carpenters Pension Trust for 

Southern California 
520 South Virgil Avenue 
Los Angeles, California 90020 
(213) 386-8590 

Mill Cabinet Pension Fund for 

Northern California 
995 Market Street 
San Francisco, California 94103 
(415) 777-3863 

San Diego County Carpenters Pension Fund 
3659 India Street, Room 100 
San Diego, California 92103 
(619) 299-1826 

Southern California Lumber Industry 

Retirement Fund 
650 South Spring Street, Room 1028 
Los Angeles, California 90014 
(213) 625-7662 


Centennial State Carpenters Pension 
Trust Fund ^ 

789 Sherman Street, Suite 560 
Denver, Colorado 80203 
(303) 831-4033 


Connecticut State Council of Carpenters 

State-Wide Pension Plan 

10 Broadway 

Hamden, Connecticut 06518 

(203) 281-5511 


Broward County Carpenters Pension Trust 

Florida Administrators, Inc. 
7300 North Kendall Drive 
P.O. Box 56095 

Miami (Kendall), Florida 33156 
(305) 525-0612 

Local Union 1685 Pension Fund 
3203 Lawton Road, P.O. Box 20173 
Orlando. Florida 32814 
(305) 894-5171 

Palm Beach Counly Carpenters District 

Council Pension Fund 
Florida Administrators. Inc. 
2247 Palm Beach Lake Blvd.. Suite 101 
West Palm Beach. Florida 33409 
(305) 686-2626 

South Florida Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
Florida Administrators, Inc. 
7300 No. Kendall Drive 
P.O. Box 56095 

Miami (Kendall), Florida 33156 
(305) 525-0612 

Carpenters District Council of Jacksonville 

and Vicinity Pension Fund 
c/o Administrative Service, Inc. 
P.O. Box 16845 

2050 Art Museum Drive, Suite 106 
Jacksonville, Florida 32216 
(904) 389-8831 


Idaho Branch, Inc. 
A.G.C.-Carpenters Pension Trust 
1662 Shoreline Drive, Suite No. 200 
Boise, Idaho 83706 
(208) 345-5630 

Carpenters Employers Retirement Trust Fund 
East 123 Indiana — P.O. Box 5434 
Spokane, Washington 99205 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Illinois 

P.O. Box 470 

28 North First Street 

Geneva, Illinois 60134 

(312) 232-7166 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
12 East Erie Street 
Chicago. Illinois 60611 
(312) 787-9455 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters 
Millmen Pension Fund 
12 East Erie Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60611 
(312) 787-9455 


Northwest Indiana & Vicinity District 

Council of Carpenters Pension Trust Fund 
780 Union Street 
Hobart, Indiana 46342 
(219) 769-6944 


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 
(913) 267-0140 


Local Union 1098 Pension Trust 
6755 Airline Highway 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805 
(504) 355-0317 

District Council of New Orleans and 

Vicinity Pension Trust 
315 Broad Street 
New Orleans Louisiana 70119 
(504) 949-1642 

Northeast Louisiana District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Plan 
c/o Southwest Administrators 
P.O. Box 4617 
Monroe. Louisiana 70805 
(318) 323-5121 


Cumberland Maryland and Vicinity Building 
and Construction Employees' Trust Fund 
32 North Centre Street 
Cumherland. Maryland 21502 
(301) 722-2141 

JANUARY, 1983 




Massachusetts State Carpenters Pension Fund 

69 Winn Street 

Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 

(617) 273-3410 

Western Massachusetts Carpenters Pension 

20 Oakland Street 
Springfield, Massachusetts 01108 
(413) 736-0486 


Carpenters Pension Trust Fund Detroit 

and Vicinity 
30700 Telegraph Road, Suite 2400 
Birmingham, Michigan 48012 
(313) 645-6550 

Michigan Carpenters' Council Pension Fund 
241 East Saginaw Street 
East Lansing, Michigan 48823 
(517) 351-3400 


Carpenters District Council of Kansas City 
625 West 39th Street 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 
(816) 931-3414 

Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund of St. Louis 
Carpenters' Building 
1401 Hampton Avenue 
St. Louis, Missouri 63139 
(314) 644-4800 


Lincoln Building and Construction Industry 

Pension Plan 
Suite 211 — First National Bank Building 
100 North 56th Street 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504 
(402) 488-1070 

Omaha Construction Industry Health, 

Welfare and Pension Plans 
3929 Harney Street 
Omaha, Nebraska 68131 
(402) 342-0969 


Northern Nevada Carpenters Trust Fund 
1745 Vassar Street, P.O. Box 11337 
Reno, Nevada 89510 
(702) 786-1120 

Construction Industry and Carpenters Joint 
Pension Trust for Southern Nevada 
928 East Sierra Avenue 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 
(702) 732-1966 


Northern New England Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
472 Chestnut Street 
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101 
(603) 622-0984 

E. C. Carpenters' Fund 
76 South Orange Avenue 
South Orange, New Jersey 07079 
(201) 762-4228 

New Jersey Carpenters Fund 
130 Mountain Avenue 
Springfield, New Jersey 07081 
(201) 379-6100 


New Mexico District Council of Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
Trust Fund Administrator of CompuSys. 

1200 San Pedro N.E. 
P.O. Box 11399 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87192 
(505) 266-8869 


Nassau County Carpenters Pension Fund 
1065 Old Country Road 
Westbury, New York 11590 
(516) 334-8300 

New York City District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
204-8 East Twenty-Third Street 
New York, New York 10010 
(212) 689-6391 

Suffolk County Carpenters- 
Fringe Benefit Fund 
Box 814 

Medford, New York 11763 
(516) 732-2544 

Westchester County New York Carpenters' 

Pension Fund 
10 Saw Mill River Road, Box 288 
Hawthorne, New York 10532 
(914) 592-8670 

Carpenters Local Union %4 

Pension Fund "B" 
130 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 
(914) 634-8713 

Hudson Valley District Council of Carpenters 

Benefit Fund 
6'/4 Country Club Road 
Oneonta, New York 13820 
(607) 432-9020 


Miami Valley Carpenters' District 

Pension Fund 
Stoner and Associates 
201 Riverside Drive, Suite 3A 
Dayton, Ohio 45405 
(513) 222-6481 

Ohio Valley Carpenters District Council 

Benefit Funds 
c/o Pension and Group Consultants, Inc. 

Room 902—6 East Fourth Street 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 
(513) 621-6631 


Carpenters' Pension Fund of Western 

495 Mansfield Ave., First Floor 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205 
(412) 922-5330 


Rhode Island Carpenters Pension Fund 
14 Jefferson Park Road 
Warwick, Rhode Island 02888 
(401) 467-6813 


Middle Tennessee District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
200 Church Street 
Nashville, Tennessee 37201 
(615) 256-3035 

Tri State Carpenters and Joiners District 
Council of Chattanooga, Tennessee 
and Vicinity Pension Trust Fund 

P.O. Box 6035 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401 

(615) 756-6862 


Utah Carpenters' Cement Masons' and 

Laborers' Trust Fund 
3785 South 7th East 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 
(801) 263-2692 


Carpenters Retirement Trust of 

Western Washington 
P.O. Box 1929 
Seattle, Washington 98111 
(206) 623-6514 

Millmen's Retirement Trust of Washington 

c/o Local Union 338 

2512 Second Avenue, Room 206 

Seattle, Washington 98121 

(206) 624-8236 

Washington-Idaho-Montana Carpenters- 
Employers Retirement Trust Fund 
East 123 Indiana— P.O. Box 5434 
Spokane, Washington 99205 
(509) 328-0300 


Chemical Valley Pension Fund of 

West Virginia 
Raymond Hage and Company, Inc. 

Employee Benefit Plan Consultants 
1050 Fifth Avenue 
Huntington, West Virginia 25701 
(304) 525-0331 


Wyoming Carpenters Pension Plan 
141 South Center— Suite 505 
Casper, Wyoming 82601 
(307) 265-3800 


Carpenter & Millwrights Local No. 31 

Pension Fund 
41 Ryan Avenue 
Trenton, New Jersey 08610 
(609) 396-4860 


Oregon-Washington Carpenters Employers 

Trust Fund 
309 S.W. Sixth Avenue 
Portland, Oregon 97208 
(503) 225-5671 


Carpenters Labor-Management Pension 

American Benefit Plan Administrators 
5638 Professional Circle 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 
(317) 247-7381 




A view of the busy International Carpentry Apprenticeship 
Contest in Cleveland, O., which was a subject of the movie. 

The camera crew in Cleveland, as it photographed General 
President Patrick J. Campbell addressing apprentices. 

Apprenticeship Film, 
'Skills to Build America' 
Still a Hit. After One Year 

The United Brotherhood's educa- 
tional film, "Skills to Build America," 
first made available to schools and to 
public audiences one year ago, has 
proven to be a resounding success, 
according to Modern Talking Picture 
Service, Inc., of Washington, D.C., 
which distributes the film. 

"This film is in heavy demand," the 
film distributor stated in its most re- 
cent report to the General Office, "We 
could not accommodate 20 requests 
this month." 

Under a contractual agreement, the 
Brotherhood initially made available 
to the movie distributor 100 copies of 
"Skills to Build America." Because of 
the heavy demand, it has added 20 
additional copies. The film, a showcase 
for the training and skills of Union 
Carpenters, Millwrights, and Cabinet- 
makers, has been shown in high schools 
and vocational schools, primarily. 

"Skills to Build America," is a 12- 
minute, 16mm and/ or videotape movie 
primarily filmed at the 14th Interna- 
tional Carpentry Apprenticeship Con- 
test in Cleveland, O., in 1980. It shows 
state and provincial apprentice cham- 
pions at work on their manipulative 
and written projects and tells its audi- 
ence how apprentices acquire their 
craft skills. It has an opening and a 
closing narrated by the noted actor, 
E. G. Marshall, which was filmed at 
the Brotherhood headquarters in 
Washington, D.C. 

The film is being offered on loan to 
local unions and councils and to ap- 
prenticeship training schools through 
the regular procedures of the General 

Modern Talking Picture Service, 
Inc., sends out with each copy of the 
movie a "film reaction questionnaire," 
which is filled out and returned by the 
high school teacher or other program 
leader. Response to the questionnaire 
has shown the film to rate high on a 
score of 1 to 10. 

A teacher in Wisconsin wrote "The 
film projected a sense of pride and 
integrity of workmanship in the dif- 
ferent skilled occupations." 

A Vermont teacher pointed out that 
the movie "really visualized the skills 
these people have learned." 

A teacher in East Newark, N.J., 
said the film was good but too short. 
Her students wanted more informa- 

There have been more than 2,000 
bookings of "Skills to Build America," 
since the Washington distributing firm 
began featuring it in its catalog in 
January, a year ago. By mid-year an 
estimated 20,000 persons had viewed 
the film. When the final report for 
1982 is received, it is expected that 
that total will be more than doubled. 

The film may be ordered for show- 
ings by local unions, councils, or joint 
apprenticeship schools by a written re- 
quest to UBC Technical Director 

James Tinkcom, United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 
101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20001. Groups outside 
the Brotherhood will continue to order 
it on loan from Modern Talking Pic- 
ture Service. 

Irish Caucus Honors 
President Campbell 

Eight persons were honored, last 
month, by the Irish National Caucus at 
a testimonial dinner in Queens, Long 
Island, N.Y. They were honored for 
"their dedication and work for Irish 

Among the eight was UBC General 
President Patrick J. Campbell. Also 
honored were Sean McBride, Ireland's 
Nobel Peace Prize winner, and John 
Sweeney, president of the Service Em- 
ployees Union, and five civic and business 

New 1983 Guide 
On Student Aid 

The AFL-CIO Department of Educa- 
tion has published its 1983 Guide to 
Union-Sponsored Scholarships, Awards 
and Student Financial Aid to help union 
members and their families find ways to 
cover the costs of college and other post- 
secondary education. 

Education Director Dorothy Shields 
said nearly 2.000 scholarships totaling 
more than $3,335,000 are listed. Financial 
aid programs listed cover college and 
graduate schools as well as training in- 
stitutes, vocational, technical and nursing 

TTie scholarships are ofTered by AFL- 
CIO national and international unions, 
local unions and AFL-CIO state and local 
central bodies. 

Single copies are free to union mem- 
bers from the ,^FL-C10 Education Dept.. 
815 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 21)006. 

JANUARY, 1983 



. . . 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: 


Paul Zandt is the proud recipient of a 
$300 scholarship check from Ladies' 
Auxiliary 875, Milwaukee, Wis. Paid's 
father is a member of Local 344, 
Waukesha, Wis. Shown with Paul are, 
from left: Jane Gerlach, Recording 
Secretary Frances Stabelfeldt, and, pre- 
senting the check, Hilda Gage, auxiliary 


Walter Oliveira, business representative 
for Local 2679, Toronto, Ont., is the 
proud recipient of a 1982 "Canada's 
Birthday Achievement Award" for con- 
tributing unselfishly to the betterment of 
Canada. The awards are presented on 
Dominion Day after careful selection of 
nominees by the federal government. 
Only four of the awards were presented 
in Oliveira's province of Ontario. 
Oliveira's receiving the award is the 
result of the many projects and activities 
he has undertaken on behalf of the 
Brotherhood and the community. 


Roger Sheldon, associate editor of 
Carpenter, and his wife, Suzanne Eaton 
Sheldon, are co-authors of a new book 
entitled Women in Government, one of 
a series of vocational guidance books 
published by National Textbook Company 
of Chicago on women in various oc- 
cupations. Roger Sheldon was at one time 
information officer for President John 
Kennedy's Commission on the Status of 
Women, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt and 
a forerunner of many similar state com- 
missions on the status of women; Suzanne 
Sheldon served on the staff of the 
Wisconsin legislature in the late 1960s 
and, in recent years, was press secretary 
to a former Wisconsin Congressman. 


Four college scholarships of $500 each 
were recently awarded to dependents of 
Local 1145, Suitland, Md. Although the 
program, instituted less than one year 
ago, had only five applicants, it will be 
continued on an annual basis with the 
hope that more union dependents will 
take advantage of the opportunity. 

The scholarship selections were made 
by a committee of prominent local citizens 
unconnected with the union. A committee 
of union members spent a number of 
weeks drafting the rules and procedures 
to provide as fair and impartial selection 
as possible. Students may use the funds 
to further their education at the college 
of their choice and may reapply annually. 


The five scholarship applicants and their proud parents pose while awaiting Local 
1145's selection committee announcements. From left, front row, with their parents 
behind are: Tina Estrada of Bowie, Md., Cathy Ann Roberts of Beltsville, Md., 
Cindy McCauley of Fairfax, Va., Judy Holland of New Carrollton, Md., and Cindy 
Holland of New Carrollton, Md. 


Robert D. Marshall, business rep. and 

financial secretary of Local 33, Boston, 

Mass., has been named a member of the 

Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency 

(MHFA) by Governor Edward J. King. 

Governor King said, "Robert Marshall 

fills a seat on the 

MHFA Board which 

is designated for a 

labor representative, 

and, as his impressive 

record of service in 

the Building Trades 

at both the state and 

local level shows, he 

/H'liTiT J» '^ highly qualified to 

^^ ^^ BH Marshall has been 
tSk. ^Wok^ ^^ active in the Massa- 
chusetts Building 
Trades, and has been 
affiliated with Car- 
penters Local 33 for 20 years. He has 
served as a member of the executive board 
of the Boston District Council of Car- 
penters since 1973. He has also been a 
director of the Massachusetts State Car- 
penters' Pension Fund since 1974, and 
served as treasurer of the Massachusetts 
State Council of Carpenters between 1976 
and 1981. 

Over the past several years, Marshall 
has been active in promoting building 
education and training programs. He de- 
veloped the Carpenters' Training Program 
Fund in 1978, and served as a director 
and treasurer of the Fund until 1981. 
Earlier this year, Marshall was also 
elected a director of the Boston District 
Council Apprenticeship Program. 


The Boy Scouts of America recently 
launched from its headquarters in Irving, 
Tex., a series of barrier-free pilot proj- 
ects, designed to make Boy Scout camp- 
sites and other Scout facilities more ac- 
cessible for handicapped scouts. 

One of the first projects completed was 
the construction of specialized picnic 
tables for use at the camp of the Long- 
horn BSA Council near Fort Worth, Tex. 
The work was done by members of 
Carpenters Local 1822 under the direc- 
tion of Business Representative Clark 

In Austin, Tex., the local Building 
Trades council has prefabricated latrines 
which are to be installed at other BSA 


Kenneth Berghuis, Jr., business rep, has 
been putting the Carpenters District 
Council of Miami in the limelight. Active 
in Scouting, Berghuis has been instru- 
mental in a project in which the district 
council sponsors and buys the Eagle 
Badge kit for each Eagle Scout, supplying 
information on the donor with each kit. 



lOMi union nEuis 

New Arkansas District Council 

For UBC members in Arkansas, 1982 was a historic year for it brought the first 
elected officers of the new Arkansas District Council. Shown above are the first 
elected delegates to the District Council. Below left, being sworn in are, front row, 
from left: Trustee Larry Ennis, Delegate Tommy Goats, President Robert Lynn and 
Warden Charles Malone. Second row, from left. Executive Secretary-Treasurer 
Morris Mullins, Vice President Joe Thurman, Trustee Louis Crain and Conductor 
Larry Sharp. In the back row is Trustee R. L. Gates. Below right, Si.xlh District Board 
Member Dean Sooter preparing to swear in elected officers. 

Millv^rights Agreement, 
Prince Edward Island 

Millwrights now have collective agree- 
ments in every province in Canada. The 
Labour Relations Committee of Prince 
Edward Island, the last province to effect 
such a document, recently signed an 
agreement with Millwright Local 1178, 
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The agree- 
ment includes every member of the Con- 
struction Association, if they have work 
which falls under the Millwrights' juris- 
dication. The agreement defines how 
such employees are to be furnished to 
respective employers in the two Prov- 
inces, and gives to the Prince Edward 
Island members guarantee of employment 
on projects outside of Prince Edward 

The Minister of Labour, Patrick G. 
Binns, expressed satisfaction with the 
skills of this union membership, and 
stressed his desire to see the local con- 
tinue work on the Island after the two 
current projects — a new heating plant at 
Summerside Air Base and the Energy 
From Waste project — are completed. 

All-Union Marriage 

When it comes to the UBC, Thomas 
Bourhonnais, right. Local 2164, San 
Francisco, Calif., doesn't do things half- 
way. Bourbonnais, married to Karen in 
November, had as liis best man. Bill 
Jacobson, left, a member of Local 483, 
San Francisco, and the ceremony was 
performed by Reverend John Webb, 
center, a retired member of Local 2164. 

Spirit of Christmas 
In Pascagoula 

Members of Local 569 in Pascagoula, 
Miss., don't just talk about contributing 
to community causes — they do it. 

Local 569 Business Rep. and Financial 
Secretary H. R. Guillotte started a drive 
to make the holiday season for unem- 
ployed shipyard workers, laid off from 
Ingalls Shipbuilding in Jackson County, 
more bearable, and soon received support 
from all directions. With the help of the 
Metal Trades Council, the National 
Guard, the Fire Fighters and the com- 
munity at large, the local collected toys 
and fruit bags to be distributed through 
the union during the holidays. 

Ingalls management not only gave full 
support to the project, but donated 
to the cause. 

Signing the Millwright agreement for 
Prince Edward Island arc, seated, from 
left: Local 1 178 Business Manager John 
Wood, Labour Relations Committee 
Chairman Albert McEwan: and standing, 
from left. Deputy Minister of Labour 
Ken Bramner and Labour Relations 
Committee General Manager Francis 

VOC Group to Aid 
Texas Turnaround 

The executive committee of Local 
1428, Midland, Tex., has appointed a 
V'ohmtary Organizing Committee to as- 
sist in the local union's current organiz- 
ing program and implement Operation 
Turnaround, the UBC's new anti-open- 
shop campaign. The VOC group is work- 
ing with Task Force Organizer Al Spring. 

Named to Local 1428's VOC commit- 
tee are: Jim Purcell. Ted Novak. May- 
nard Mens, Terry Purcell, and Mark 

JANUARY, 1983 





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straight to their checking or savings 
account. For free materials, write to; 
Dept. of the Treasury, Direct Deposit 
-D3 Annex 1, PB-1100, Washington, 
DC. 20226. 

Attend your local union 

meetings regularly. 

Be an active member 

of the UBC. 

The March Of Dimes 
Double Anniversary 


20 Years to Conquer Polio 

Salk vaccine 
Sabin vaccine 


25 Yean Fighting Birth Defects 

Evaluation and treatment centers 

PKU testing and treatment • 

Rubella vaccination 

Rh vaccination 

Perinatal care 

Education for prevention 

Genetic counseling 

Prenatal diagnosis 

Intensive care of sick newborn 

Prevention of low birthweight 

Prenatal medication and surgery 

45 Years Serving America's Children 


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Western Pennsylvania Council 
Dedicates New Headquarters 

An architect's 
rendering of the 
new Western Penn- 
sylvania Council 

Officers and members of the Carpen- 
ters' District Council of Western Penn- 
sylvania were joined by Pennsylvania 
Governor Richard L. Thornburgh and 
other state, federal and local officials 
December 10, to dedicate their new 
offices at 495 Mansfield Avenue in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

The new three-story structure was built 
adjacent to the former headquarters' 
building, tripling the available space from 
5,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet. 
Following completion of the new addi- 
tion, the original facility was totally reno- 

The new complex houses the Carpen- 
ters' Combined Funds, District executive 
and administrative offices, meeting and 
conference rooms, lounges and reception 
areas. The addition features a three-story, 
sky-lit atrium above the reception area, 
an exterior curtainwall of cedar siding. 

some stunning woodwork achievements 
and many products installed by the mem- 
ber trades. 

Construction of the $2-million project 
started in September, 1981, and is now 
completed. Massaro Corporation was the 
general contractor. 

District Council Executive Business 
Manager Robert Argentine hosted the 
dedication ceremonies. A delegation from 
the Carpenters' International Union at- 
tended along with several local labor 
leaders, Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, Alle- 
gheny County Commission Chairman 
Thomas J. Foerster, US Congressman 
William J. Coyne and others. 

The Carpenters' District Council of 
Western Pennsylvania was formed in 
1888 and represents some 11,000 mem- 
bers in 33 counties across western Penn- 

Griffin Honored 

Retired UBC General Representative 
Richard P. Griffin was recently honored 
at a testimonial dinner in Framingham, 
Mass. Griffin, who retired August 1, 
1982, served the membership in New 
England for 28 years. On hand to honor 
Griffin, above left, were, left to right: 
General Secretary John Rogers, First 
District Board Member Joseph Lia, and 
General President Patrick Campbell. 




Charter Presented to Merged Local 

New Carpenters Local 247, formed by merger of Portland, Ore., Locals 226 and 
1020, receive its charter at a meeting where officers were installed by Brotherhood 
officials. From left are: Leo Larsen, financial secretary and business representative: 
Tom Driskell, president: Hal Morton, former Seventh District Board Member: Dale 
Adkins, international representative: Terry Sanders, warden: Dave Royer, treasurer; 
George Edwards, recording secretary: Clarence Muth, conductor; Robert Millican, 
vice-president; Kate Barrett, trustee. Not present were Mike Fitzpatrick and Larry 
Burnside, trustees. 

'Knock on Wood' 
To Be Presented 
Readers' Theater 

"Knock on Wood," the highly successful 
stage production presented at the Centen- 
nial Convention of the United Brother- 
hood in Chicago in 1981, has been 
adapted for "readers' theater" and will 
be presented for the first time in this 
manner next month at a college theater 
in Massachusetts. 

Instead of using actors in costumes 
with elaborate stage props, etc., readers' 
theater depends for its dramatic effects 
upon the skills of actors reading directly 
from scripts on stage. It is a technique 
which cuts production costs and it is used 
by college and university drama depart- 
ments to train students and offer exciting 
stage productions as well. 

"Knock on Wood" has been adapted 
for readers' theater by its playwright, 
Arnold Sundgaard. and first presentation 
in this manner will be February 4 and 
5 at Berkshire Community College, Pitts- 
field, Mass. The public is invited. 

NBC White Paper 
To Feature UBC 
in Southwest 

An hour-long documentary film 
showing organized labor's efforts 
to organize and negotiated with 
management in the Southwest will 
be televised throughout the United 
States on the evening of January 
25. as an NBC "White Paper." 

It will feature the work of 
United Brotherhood members in 
the Houston, Texas, organizing 
drive and in attempting to bar- 
gain with a firm which recently 
established operations in a Texas 

The White Paper will be entitled 
"Labor in the Promised Land." 
Check your local listings for show- 
ing time in your locality. 

Albuquerque Nurses 
Win First Contract 

The first contract for about 160 reg- 
istered nurses at the Albuquerque, N.M., 
Veterans Administration Medical Center 
has been negotiated and approved, UBC 
Organizer Virginia Carpenter has an- 

The two-year contract, which expires 
in August 1984, was negotiated by Local 
2208 of the Southwest Council of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the 
nurses' representative. 

The nurses opted for representation by 
the union during an April 1981 election. 
By federal law, items relating to wages 
are not subject to negotiation. The scope 
of the contract primarily relates to work 
ing conditions and representation rights. 

Key elements of the new contract in- 

• A locally negotiated union-manage- 
ment grievance procedure to replace the 
previous system used by the VA. 

• A new method for evaluating train- 
ing needs and providing for ongoing 
nurses' training. 

• A new system for requesting assign- 
ment changes. 

• Allocation of official lime for union 
business at the hospital. 

• Provision for union representation 
on various hospital and nursing service 

Stuart Collyer, assistant personnel 
officer at the hospital, believes that the 
contract is "to my knowledge the first 
contract they have negotiated with any 
bargaining agent in the nationwide VA 

He added that hospital officials foresee 
no problems with its new relationship 
with the union. 

"We plan to continue to provide pro- 
gressive and efficient management to the 
hospital and feel that can still be ac- 
complished by dealing with the employees 
through their union instead of with them 


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Apprentice School Assists with War Memorials 

On May 30, 1920, the District of 
Columbia American Legion dedicated 
memorial trees to the 507 District men 
and women killed in action in World War 
I. Beside each tree was placed a stone 
marker with a bronze plaque carrying the 
name and branch of service of each man 
and woman who made the supreme sacri- 
fice for their country. 

These living memorials lined both sides 
of upper 16th Street in Washington, D.C., 
for about two miles, and each Memorial 
Day and Armistice Day (now Veterans 

Day) thereafter, small American flags 
were placed at each stone by American 
Legion Posts in a token of remembrance. 

Over the years, time, weather and van- 
dals have destroyed the memorials and 
now apprentices and staff of the Wash- 
ington, D.C., and Vicinity District Coun- 
cil have signed on to help the American 
Legion replace the memorial plaques by 
donating their time and effort. Appren- 
tices and staff built concrete forms for the 
plaque bases, and installed the plaques 
along 16th Street. 

Millwright Instructor Ernest Clay fills a 
concrete form on the assembly line at the 
apprenticeship school. 

Business Rep. George Saunders, left, and 
Apprentice Director Anthony Giaquinta, 
right, examine a concrete base. 

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19 New Contractors 
Despite Recession 

Local 3024, Atlanta, Ga., is making 
progress in its current organizing and 
bargaining efforts despite the current re- 
cession. Clifford R. Jewell, business rep- 
resentative and financial secretary, re- 
ports that 19 new contractors have been 
signed up in recent months. 

Jewell credits the work of his fellow 
business representatives and executive 
board members, the assistance of Inter- 
national Organizer David Allen, and 
training he received at the George Meany 
Labor Center for the successes. 

The Local 3024 team which headed up 
the organizing effort includes, seated 
from left, Don W. S. Durdy, trustee; 
and Leon Love, recording secretary; 
standing from left, Nathaniel Hollins, 
trustee; Ronald B. Gasaway, president; 
Cliff Jewell, business representative and 
financial secretary; Carl M. Forrest, 
trustee; Harvey Jewell, conductor; Wil- 
lard Gitpatrick, vice president; Charles 
Partin, treasurer; and John Crowell, 

Grand Forks Retiree 

Retired Business Representative and 
Financial Secretary Isadore "Ike" Wetzel 
was recently honored by Local 2028, 
Grand Forks, N.D. Wetzel served the 
local for 21 years, retiring last year. 
Wetzel is shown, above right, receiving 
a plaque from the members, presented by 
Maynard Hanson, Local 202S president. 


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400-Tool Collection 

in the news 

Towering-Inferno Rescue 

Wooten with his patent, his 
model for rescue plan, is 
in the background. 

Watching TV at the home of a friend, William Wooten 
found his program suddenly interrupted by a news flash. The 
Rault Building in New Orleans was burning. The screen 

showed people in the building 
jumping from the windows to 
almost certain death in an effort 
to escape the fire and smoke. 
Wooten, a member of Local 
1518, Gulfport, Miss., quickly 
borrowed a pencil from his 
friend and, grabbing a piece of 
paper, began sketching out his 
inspired invention — a vertical 
rescue system. 

Vertical cables are attached 
to each end of the building, 
reaching to the top of the build- 
ing, a horizontal cable is raised 
and lowered by adjustable pul- 
ley and winch to each floor as 
needed. As the horizontal cable 
reaches a floor, the occupants 
of the floor snap a belt around 
their waists and hook on to the cable. It is designed to hold 
thousands of pounds, and going from floor to floor, with 
ground stops in between, can clear a burning building very 
quickly. The device can be run off the portable generator 
on fire trucks. 

According to the East Harrison County, Miss., Star Journal, 
Wooten worked for two years proving his principle correct 
and working out all the details. When he had his plans and 
drawings perfected, he sent his presentation to then President 
Gerald Ford, who was so impressed he sent the material 
directly to the Patent Office marked from the White House. 
A patent was received in record time, and Wooten was invited 
to display his invention at the next Washington, D.C., Patent 

Several manufacturers have expressed interest in the inven- 
tion, but with present economic conditions, progress has been 
slow. Wooten would like to assemble enough capital to start 
the manufacturing of the device himself. 

In the meantime, Wooten is still inventing. His newest 
inventions include a device to enable people who cannot bend 
or stoop to reach items by way of a long-pole with a grasping 
device at the end, and he has also invented an easier, faster 
way to drive wooden stakes into the ground. 

Horseshoe Champion 


One of the "Faces In The Crowd" in a 
recent issue of Sports Illustrated was none 
other than Henry Franke, 82, a retired 
carpenter from Local 367, Centralia, 111. 
It seems Franke cast 102 ringers in 182 
shoes, or 56%, to win five straight games 
and the men's 75-and-over title at the 
World Horseshoe Pitching Champion- 
ships in Huntsville, Ala. Franke's high 
game of the tournament was 62.5%. 

George Tervo didn't get into it for the money. As Tervo, a 
member of Local 206, New Casfle, Pa., remarked to the New 
Castle News, he started collecting old tools because "I wanted 
my children and grandchildren to know what the trade was 
like." Two of Tervo's five children are now in construction. 

When Tervo started his apprenticeship in 1947, he noticed 
that some of the carpenters had old planes or other old tools 
in their tool boxes. When Tervo showed an interest in old 
tools, craftsmen began to give Tervo old tools as a way to 
ensure that the tools would not be discarded. Tervo now has 
about 400 tools in his collection, most of which are 
authentic antiques — the "youngest" tool is 75 years old. 

About 250 tools from Tervo's collection were recently 
exhibited for the first time at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. 
Among the collection are 90 wood planes for molding, 
smoothing and finishing wood. No two are alike. Some 
of the less familiar tools in the collection are a barrel 
froe for shaping wooden barrel staves, a broad ax for hewing 
the top of a log, a wood boring machine for boring logs. 

Tervo has even had occasion to use some of his tools. A 
few years ago, Tervo worked on a Pennsylvania mansion 
which had been built in 1828. Tervo found the older tools 
necessary to finish the restoration work properly. 

Tops in Voting Machines 

Kenneth W. Snyder, 69, of Pasadena., Md., still carries his 

card in Local 101, Baltimore. He has been a member of the 

UBC for 32 years, but his major concern these days is his 

family firm, Snyder and Son Automatic Voting Machines, Inc., 

which he advertises as "the world's largest 

^ organ ization specializing in voting machine 

^ % rentals." 

Snyder started the firm 26 years ago in 
the basement of his home to supplement 
his income as a carpenter. After four years 
___ as custodian for Baltimore county voting 

^^ ^ machines, Snyder decided to go into busi- 

^^k '>:gg#^^| i^s^s on his own. In those days, be had 12 
^^^ "^L. ^H machines. Today he has about 500, stored 
in two warehouses. Snyder's daughter, Jane 
Snyder Alban, who runs the main office, 
family's various enterprises now gross 
$350,000 to $400,000 a year. The company's prime business is 
renting machines to unions, clubs, and conventions, and it 
handles voting in 15 states, as far west as Indiana and 
Michigan. Among its customers have been our district councils 
in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and Locals 101, Balti- 
more; 132, Washington, D.C.; 287, Harrisburg, Pa.; 626, New 
Castle, Del.; and 2287, New York City. 


estimates that the 

Minorities Aid Defended 

"Minorities in Construction Industry" was the topic of the 
editorial Francis McDonald, business manager of Hartford, 
Conn., Local 43, recently had published in the Letters to the 
Editor section of The Hartford Courant. 

McDonald stated, "I am greatly disturbed at the distorted 
picture being produced via newspaper and television coverage 
relative to the construction industry and the lack of support 
given to minorities and women in the trades." 

Explaining the apprenticeship program, McDonald stated, 
". . . this local union, along with other local unions and city 
officials, was instrumental in the drafting of the Greater 
Hartford Plan which ensured an increased number of minori- 
ties in construction industry . . . On May 18 . . . the Joint 
Apprenticeship Committee met and interviewed all those 
applicants who expressed an interest, and those referred to us 
by various agencies. Those applicants interviewed consisted 
of black, white and Hispanic males and females." 



nppREiiTiiESHip & TRnininc 

Union Involvement Makes Job Corps 
Success, Lucassen Tells Conference 

Vice President Lucassen 

The United Brotherhood is very proud 
of its historic operation in Job Corps 
training, First General Vice President 
Sigurd Lucassen told a Multi-Craft Job 
Corps Conference in St. Louis, Mo., No- 
vember 1-5. 

In one of his first official acts since 
becoming first general vice president and 
apprenticeship and training director, Lu- 
cassen reviewed for conference partici- 

pants some of the UBC accomplishments 
in Job Corps and discussed future pro- 

"It is the union involvement in Job 
Corps training that has given respect to 
Job Corps," he commented. "There was 
a time prior to union involvement that 
Job Corps was considered to be wasteful 
and an ineffective operation. It has been 
the union involvement that has been a 
benchmark for other training programs 
to try to achieve. Last year at the Job 
Corps Expo (on the Capitol Mall in 
Washington, D.C.) it was the union train- 
ees who demonstrated the best training 
and the best morale. It was our demon- 
stration of training ability that caused the 
Department of Labor to insist that all 
Job Corps training be evaluated on 
trainee competency." 

Lucassen told conference delegates 
that the Brotherhood is "aware of the 
specific attacks on Conservation Centers 
that have come over the past couple of 

"We of the unions were very pleased 
that we were able to join with our friends 
in the federal agencies and repel these 

attacks, so that the training programs we 
offer in Conservation Centers can be 

The Brotherhood has been a prime 
contractor for Job Corps training since 
1968 when the late First General Vice 
President Finlay Allan signed a contract 
with government officials to begin train- 
ing underprivileged young people at 14 
Job Corps centers across the nation. 

Today Brotherhood instructors train 
young people in 47 centers. We were 
pioneers in the program, and we are, 
today, the largest training component of 
the Corps. 

The St. Louis conference was the first 
in several years which involved all of 
the unions which participate in Job Corps 
training — the Bricklayers, the Operating 
Engineers, the Painters, and the UBC. In 
addition to representatives from these 
organizations, there were also representa- 
tives and speakers from the Department 
of Labor, the Department of the Interior, 
and the Forest Service of the Department 
of Agriculture — all federal agencies in- 
volved in the Job Corps program. Ollie 
Langhorst, secretary of the St. Louis 
District Council, and members of that 
council served as hosts of the conference. 

Field trips and other activities were 
planned by the various groups participat- 
ing in the conference. The St. Louis 
District Council arranged for a tour of 
the St. Louis Job Corps Center. 

Philadelphia Graduates 70 in Five Trade Skills 

The Philadelphia, Pa., JATC recently 
awarded journeyman certificates to 70 
Carpenter, Cabinetmaker, Millwright, 
Wharf and Dock Builder and Resilient 
Floor Layer graduates. 

Special awards were presented to the 
following graduates: Carpentry, first 
place, John McDermott, Local 8; Car- 
pentry, second place. Sue Anne Mitter- 
maier, Local 1595; Carpentry, third 
place, Robert Finley, Local 8; Mill 

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Cabinet, first place, Frank Hogeland, 
Local 359; Millwright, first place, Bernard 
Trefz, Local 1906; Wharf and Dock 
Builders, first place, William Chamber- 
lain, Local 454; and Resilient Floor 
Layer, first place, Darryl Allen, Local 
1823. The three top Carpenters received 
special awards from the Carpenters Com- 
pany of the City and County of Philadel- 

Graduating apprentices, pictured below, 

are as follows: CARPENTERS Carmen 
Anello, Kenneth J. Boggi, Jeffrey L. 
Breisch, Steven J. Brown, John F. Bush, 
Joseph W. Chaffin, Jr., Kevin Christman, 
Carol Davis, Charles F. Dougherty, Rob- 
ert Joseph Finley, Glenn T. Garner, 
James Edward Griffith, Michael Helbling, 
Edward F. Hosack, Richard Janthor, 
Dennis Johnson, James F. Kalinowsky, 
Edward R. Keefer, Christopher Kelly, 
Continued on Page 38 

Indiana Group Awards Gold Hammers 

At the annual completion banquet for 
the Central and Western Indiana JATC, 
International Representative James 
Patterson was presented with a Golden 
Hammer Plaque in recognition of his 
15 years of dedicated service as a mem- 
ber of the Apprenticeship Committee. 
Participating in the award are, from left: 
David McNeely, secretary-treasurer of 
the J AC, James Patterson; and Wendell 
D. Vandivier, coordinator. 

Attending the annual Central and Western Indiana Apprenticeship Completion 
Banquet are, seated, from left: Bruce DeLong, John Bayer, Robert Hudson, Curtis 
Ames, Gary Hawkins and Anlliony Embrey. Standing, from left: Committee members 
Robert Payne, Charles White, and Irvin Adams: David McNeely, committee 
secretqry-treasurer: William Smith, instructor; Steven Nestel, committee member; 
Wendlee D. Vandivier, coordinator: Scott Conaway; David Pearson: Stanley Klaehn; 
Manford McCord, instructor; Charles Miles; Jeffrey Hawliins; and Wally Bledsoe, 
committee member. 

The Central and Western 
Indiana J A TC recently 
honored three graduating 
apprentices with a Golden 
Hammer A ward for out- 
standing achievement in the 
1982 state contest. Sliown 
above, with instructors, 
are, from left: Manford 
McCord, instructor: Robert 
Hanson, Local 2433; Wen- 
dell D. Vandivier, coor- 
dinator; Anthony Embrey, 
Local 60; Stanley Klaehn, 
Local 758; and William 
Smith, instructor. 

The Trouble Tree 

The carpenter was helping me 
restore an old farmhouse and fin- 
ished up a rough first day on the 
job. A flat tire lost an hour of 
work, his electric saw quit, and 
now his ancient pick up refused 
to start. 

While I drove him home, he sat 
in stony silence. On arriving, he 
invited me to meet his family. As 
we walked toward his home, he 
paused briefly at a small tree, 
touching the tips of the branches 
with both hands. 

Then, opening the door, he un- 
derwent an amazing transforma- 
tion. His tanned face was wreathed 
in smiles, he hugged his two small 
children and gave his wife a happy 

After our visit he walked me to 
the car. We passed the tree and my 
curiosity got the better of me. I 
asked him about what I saw him 
do earlier. 

"Oh, that's my 'Trouble Tree.' I 
know I can't help having troubles 
on the job, but one thing's for sure 
— troubles don't belong in the 
house with my wife and children. 
So I just hang 'em on the tree 
every night when I come home; 
then in the morning, I pick them 
up. Funny thing is, when I come 
out in the morning to pick them 
up, there aren't nearly as many as 
I remember hanging up the night 

John S. Swift 
in The New Age 

Southwest Idaho Completions 

The Southwest Idalio Carpenters and Millmen JATC, 
covering Local 635, Boise, and Local 1298, Nampa, recently 
held their 16th Annual Completion Ceretnonies in Boise, 
Idalio. Of tile six carpenter apprentices receiving their 
journeyman certificates, five were in attendance for the 
ceremonies. Shown above, from left: Ernest L. Paine, coor- 
dinator, Southwestern Idaho JATC; Patsy M. Shelton, 
president, McCormack Construction of Idaho Inc., cliair- 
person, Soutliwestern Idalio Carpenters & Millman JATC, 
and chairperson, Soutliwestern Idaho Joint Apprenticeship 
Council; Clyde Briggs, President, Local 635; and Local 635 
graduates Chris Coles, Allen Shurtliff, Jeff Morris, Randy 
Jordan and Chris Johnson. 




Seen and 

Anyone holding down a job has no 
doubt experienced days when there's 
seemingly no time to break and have a 
meal. A quick stop at a fast food 
restaurant or a short trip to the candy 
and snack machine often take the place 
of a well-balanced, fortifying lunch. But 
next time you opt for quick and easy 
sustenance, you might want to stop and 
think what unbalanced meals, and too 
much of a "good" thing, can do to your 

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If you are an average American, 
you may be falling into a grease trap 
according to the latest USDA statistics 
on consumption of fats and oils. 

True, you typically ate less butter 
last year — 4.4 pounds compared with 
4.5 pounds in 1980. And you skimmed 
off a little margarine to 11.2 pounds 
from 11. 3 pounds. 

But you set a new high for all fats 
and oils. Behind the increase lay a 
record intake of shortening, to 18.5 
pounds, and of salad and cooking oils, 
which reached 21.8 pounds. In addi- 
tion, lard and beef fat rose after years 
of steady declines. 

One possible reason for the upturn 
in animal fats is that fast food restau- 
rants use them to fry most of their 
foods, especially potatoes. 

McDonald's and Burger King each 
said it has a special shortening — con- 
taining a blend of beef tallow and 
vegetable oil — for all its fried foods. 
Wendy's has a similar blended short- 
ening for potatoes but its chicken is 
fried in soybean or cottonseed oil. 
Kentucky Fried Chicken goes with 
vegetable oil for everything. 

Folks are no doubt inadvertently 
downing e.xtra amounts of fat in many 
ways. For one illustration, consider the 
dressings that top the increasingly 
popular salad bowl. Whether a simple 
oil-and-vincgar mixture or a richer 

mayonnaise type, fat is the major in- 
gredient of salad dressings. 

Furthermore, potato chips, cookies, 
ice cream, chocolate, nuts and other 
snacks contribute fats you might not 
give much thought to. The plain crac- 
ker has fat in it, too. 

Excess amounts of fat contribute to 
chronic diseases. The National Acad- 
emy of Sciences recently issued a re- 
port that underscored the cancer po- 
tential stemming from excessively fatty 
food. The report recommended that 
people, on the average, lower their fat 
intake from 40% of calories to 30%. 
That 30% allows room for salad dress- 
ing, ice cream and fried potatoes, 
albeit a little less of each. 

For a long time, health professionals 
have been urging most people to re- 
duce their consumption of saturated 
fats to prevent too high a buildup of 
cholesterol in their arteries. High blood 
cholesterol has been implicated in 
heart disease. 

Some improved food labels aid in 
detecting products containing saturated 
fats, but others don't. It therefore 
helps to know the following: 

Saturated fats are mainly animal in 
origin and solid at room temperature. 
However, saturated fats include a few 


— University of Oregon researchers 
have shown that fish oil is better 
than vegetable oil at reducing high 
levels of lipid (fat and cholesterol) 
in the blood. Given as a supple- 
ment to people with HYPERHP- 
IDEMIA (high blood lipids), the 
quantity of oil used was equivalent 
to eatina about a pound of fish 
cvcr\ day. This research, according 
prompted by the observation that 
Eskimos, who live largely on fish, 
almost never suffer from coronary 
heart disease. 

vegetable oils, namely coconut, palm 
and palm kernel oils (liquid at room 
temperature) and cocoa butter. A prod- 
uct that boasts of "all vegetable oil," 
could contain the saturated ones; read 
the list of ingredients to find out. 

Unsaturated fats — also called mono- 
unsaturated — have less hydrogen than 
saturated fats and don't raise or lower 
cholesterol. These include peanut and 
olive oils. 

Polyunsaturates tend to lower cho- 
lesterol. This category includes saf- 
flower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, 
soybean and sesame oils. 

Hydrogenation is the process by 
which hydrogen is added to liquid fats 
to convert them to semi-liquid or solid 
form. The more hydrogen added, the 
firmer the fat and the higher its 
saturates. For example, as soybean or 
corn oil convert to shortening, soft and 
stick margarine, their hydrogenation 
and saturates increase. Recent label 
changes by the Food and Drug Ad- 
ministration ordered the words satu- 
rated and partialh saturated to replace 
hydrogcnated and partially hydro- 
genatcd on labels. 

Finally, a word about fats and 
weight control. The experts stress that 
all kinds of fat have equal calories: 
115 in a tablespoon. To lose weight, 
fats should be curtailed but not eli- 
minated since they are essential to 
many body functions. Among other 
things, they enable us to utilize fat 
soluble vitamins, provide fuel and in- 
sulate us against cold. Unsaturated 
fatty acids also help with the digestion 
of other fats. 

JANUARY, 1983 





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. 

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Picture No. 1 

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Picture No. 2 


Local 74 recently honored 25 and 50-year 
members at a special pin presentation 
ceremony. Members receiving pins are shown 
in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: William 
Daughtrey, retired contractor, 50-year member 
J. G. Hitt, and Local 74 President Tommy 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Francis L. Jones, Luther Brown, 
Elmore Dodson, Carl E. Wrinkle, Mart V. 
Eustice, Edward B. Marlowe, George N. Neal 
and Robert R. Pasley. 

Back row, from left: J. C. Mustin, Milton T. 
Masterson, Joe Ray James, Robert Watson, Earl 
Carbine and Jack F. Morehouse. 

Members receiving recognition but not 
pictured are as follows: 50-year member Ralph 
M. West; 25-year members Thompson L. 
Bledsoe, John M. Casteel, Henry C. Dean, 
Homer L. Dobbs, Claude J. Hall, Homer T. 
Johnson, Walter W. Keys, Franklin D. Monroe, 
Samuel B. Moore, Wilburn L Roberts, 0. W. 
Stanford, Newman C. Williams and Coy W. 


Members with 25 years of service to the 
Brotherhood were recently honored by Local 50 
at the local's annual picnic. Twenty-two 
members qualified for the award. Four pin 
recipients are shown in the accompanying 
picture, from left: Beecher Russell, Conrad 
Lamons, William D. Rucker and William Claude 

Members eligible but not present for the 
photo are as follows: Lester Ayers, Roy 
Bradley, Oliver C. Crisp, Paul Dotson, 0. D. 
Hatmaker, Edward J. Hidlebrand, Lester 
Huffstetler, Burl Hunt, Billy J. Leach, Ira E. 
Pike, James N. Powell, Samuel Scarborough, 
William E. Stephens, Verlan E. Troutt, Joe H. 
Violet, Howard C. Wade, John E. Wade and 
Charles E. Webster. 


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At the recent installation of officers for 
Local 434, service pins were awarded to 
25-year members and one 65-year member. 
Chicago District Council President George 
Vest, Jr., presided over the ceremony. 

Picture No. 1 shows presenter, left, with 
25-year members, from left: Gerald VanEtten, 
Earl Fornera, Charles Rietveld and Dale 

Picture No. 2 shows 65-year member 
Mike Pukalla. 

Twenty-five year 
members not present 
for the ceremony are 
as follows: Rito Evans, 
Edward Ipema, John 
Kelley, Robert Kerk- 
oven, Charles Patton, 
Walter Triebe and Alex 



New Brunswick, NJ. — Picture No. 1 

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New Brunswick, N.J. — Picture No. 2 

New Brunswick, N.J. — Picture No. 3 


Local 1006 recently awarded service pins 
to members with 25 to 65 years of service. 
Over 250 members received pins. Award 
presentations were made by Business Agent 
Frank Daddio, Jr., and Local President Daniel 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
sitting, from left: Fredric Brown, Adam Konopio, 
Andrew Daddio, Richard Spitzner, Sr., John 
Steimacher and John Mortenson. 

Standing, from left: Richard Mayer, 
Business Agent Daddio, Julius J. Fekete, 
Harold Merrell, Nelson Hausman, John 
Kendzulak, Janis Selga, Nino Raciti, Robert 
Reisert, John Stankiewicz, Daniel Buttafogo, 
and Robert Nora. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30year members, 
sitting, from left: Roy C. Conrad, Thadeus 
Zochowski, John Hehn, Walter Reisert, Harold 
Wilson and Walter Kulakovich. 

Standing, from left: Business Agent Daddio, 

JANUARY, 1983 

Walter Kosmosk, St., Zolton Memeth, Edward 
Kwiecinski, Raymond Kokoska, Thomas 
Grzybowski, Marvin Suydam, Robert Clausen, 
Harold Buckelew, Joseph Szostak, August 
Menzel, Nicholas Levai, Horatio Mount, 
Alenander Besenyei, Albert Balistreri, Anthony 
Giorgianni, Harry Larson, Donald McConnell 
and President Buttafogo. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
sitting, from left: Lewis D. Emens, Jr. Joseph 
Albin, Charles Blair, Richard Kroon, Joseph 
Bednar, Micholas DeMuro and Nicholas 

Stanling, from left: Joseph Colucci, Joseph 
DeGroff, Business Agent Daddio, Eugene I. 
Jennings, Robert E. Francis, Sigmund Kalicki, 
Rudy Fehre, Albert Fitzgerald, Frank Gendiek, 
Theodore Farmer, Joseph Kapscandi, Sr., 
Frank Fullajtar, Sr., Walter Koziatek, Jr. 
Frank Cholewa, Andrew Kosmoski, John 
Jaworowski, Edward Janas and President 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, 

sitting, from left: William Magyar, John Luczko, 
Leon Nebus, Anthony Maliszewski, Joseph 
Neumann, John Louth, and Frank Daddio, Sr. 

Standing, from left: William Philpot, Business 
Agent Daddio, Granton Wilson, Andrew Philpot, 
Walter Reidy, Joseph Soden, Sr., Walter 
Sieritko, Peter Pawlowski, Edward Rogers, 
Edward Trygar, Peter Wasiowich, Joseph 
Weglarz, Floyd Moore, John Stanik, Joseph 
Zavacky and President Buttaforgo. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, 
sitting, from left: Joseph Kubis, Peter 
Pellowski, Julius Fekete, Nicholas Arace, 
Ignatuis Battaglia, Louis Venute and Edward 

Standing, from left: Business Agent Daddio, 
Chester Petner, Conrad Heffron, Clifford 
Bennett, David Rizzo, Sr., P. Lester Dayton, 
William Belloff, William Lease, Louis Collari, 
Thomas Tufa, and President Buttafogo. 

Picture No. 6 shows 45-year members, 
sitting, from left: Joseph Staat, Aloysius 
Schmid, John Salontay and Walter Koziatek, Sr. 


New Brunswick, N.J. — Picture No. 4 

New Brunswick, N.J. — Picture No. 5 

Picture No. 7 shows 50-year members, 
sitting, from left: Herman Newlin and Stanley 

Standing from left: Business Agent Daddio, 
and President Buttafogo. 

Members receiving awards but not present 
at the ceremony are as follows: 25-year 
members — Francis Becza, William Bergen, 
Ramon Bolon, Kenneth Boyce, Renzo Butti, 
Emilo Caprio, James Carey Jr., Stanley 
Chodkowski, Joseph Cirigliano, Robert 
Connolly, Lester Dey, Paul Farrell, Edwin 
Grover Jr., John S. King Jr., Michael Krakovski, 
James Lepping, Orville Norby, Robert Snure, 
and Arthur Stankiewicz; 

30-year members— Philip Ackermann Sr., 
George Baker, George Bennett, Lester A. 
Bennet, John Berecz, Josef Brastad, Joseph 
Buckley, Charles Ciurlys, Louis DeLuca, 
George Gambichler, Robert Garback, Louis 
Grande, Stanley Grataski Sr., Valerio Indri, 
Lionel Jennings, Henry Karpinski, John Kelly, 
Stephen Klosek, Charles Kohlhepp, Anthony 
Krainski, Vincent LaBella, Richard LoCastro, 
Stephen Luczkow, Samuel Minor Sr., Wenjamin 
Nesenjuk, Richard Olivier, Henry Olsen, John 
Pesetsky, Paul Pesetsky, Joseph Pesetsky, 
Abe Poltricitsky, Frank Stein, Charles Suydam, 
Thomas Teneralli, Nicholas Tereby, Donald 
Unkel, Robert Voorhees and Gerald Ward; 

35-year members— Edward Ammon, Steve 
Anasiewicz, Joseph Andrillo, Carl Baranowski 
Sr., H. Douglas Bennett, Harold Bennett, 
Stephen Bialek, Edgar Boyce Jr., John Braido, 
Carlton Crandell, Kalman Csepi, John Culotta, 
Frank DeLuca, Louis Edly, Joseph Formolo, 
John Forner, James Hackler, William Jenkins, 
Edward Kalicki, George Karwatt, Nicholas 
Kittstein, Sigmund Klosek, George Kokoska, 
Ignatius Kucharski, Peter Kurlonak, William 

New Brunswick, N.J. — Picture No. 6 

Lansdale, Fredrick Larsen, Walter Lesneski, 
Nunzio LoCastro, George Lonczak, Jack Losso, 
Edwin Meade, George Morgan Jr., Desseur 
Olchvary, Walter Pajak, Sewell A. Peckham, 
Thomas Pero, Walter Pesetsky, Harry Philpot, 
Joseph Pisciotta Jr., Michael Potopowitz, Roy 
Raynor, Thomas Roster, Herman Schmidt, 
Steve Siro, Albert Small, Lawrence Stetler, 
Henry Wetzel Jr., Caleb White, Edward Wilson, 
Granton Wilson, Stanley Zaiewski, Louis 
Zandomenego and Stanley Zavorsky; 

40-year members— Louis Anzolut, Edmund 
Baranowski Sr., Damien Bennett, Leonard 
Cicchi, Stephen Deak Sr., Edward Deucher, 
Patsy DiGiammatteo, Frank Donate, Patsy 
Genito, Walter Harris, Louis Heick, Chester 
Jazlowiecki St., Peter Jurewicz, Edward 
Montegari, Fred C. Murray, John Oravits, 
Joseph Roberts, Cono Rotolo, Frank Small, 
Andrew Stafford, John Suchon, Raymond 

New Brunswick, N.J. — Picture No. 7 

Totton, Harold Wurgler and Elio Zardus; 

45-year members — J. ITarold Kern, Stephen 
Kokai, Ola Larsen, John Muscle, Eric Osterblom, 
Anthony Rossetto, Michael Rusciano, Louis 
Speisz, Frank Teneralli and Issac Van Arsdale; 

60-year member— Stephen Kaplar; and 
65-year member— Frank Hart. 



Santa Cruz, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

Santo Cruz, Calif. — Picture No. 2 

Santa Cruz, Calif. — Picture No. 3 


Local 829 recently celebrated Its 80th 
Anniversary with a picnic and service pin 
presentation. The 160 carpenters eligible for 
awards for 25 to 50 years of service represent 
5,535 years of experience In the trade. 
Apprentice Mark Gandolfi carved a special 
plaque and presented it to the local In honor 
of its 80 birthday. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Tony Ramos, State Council of Carpenters; 
Charles Neve, agent; Jack Stevens; Bruce 
Ormiston; Robert Seabrldge; Ray Britton; Lope 
Olvera; Tom Garske; Lou Costa, and Wayne 
Pierce, International Representative. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Alton Haptonstall; August Wall; Ralph 
Smith; Jim Harra; Gene O'Bryan; Walter 
Furnish; Mike Miskulin; Wayne Pierce; 
International Representative; Bob Allan; and 
Wayne Elllston. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Ken Johnson; A. J. LeBlanc; John 
Dornbergh; Harry Nehf; Sam Evanovich; Wayne 
Pierce, International Representative; and John 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Bob Adams; Richard Overacker; Robert 
Bunnel; Carl Hansen; Laurence Schmidt; Wayne 
Pierce, International Representative; John 
Eaton; and Earl Perrin. 

Picture No. 5 shows 50-year members, from 
left: Tony Ramos, State Council of Carpenters; 
Chuck Neve, Carpenter Business Agent Local 
829; and Kenneth Green. 

Members receiving awards but not available 
tor the presentation are as follows: 

25-year members Joe Aliberti, Louis Cripps, 
Richard Dobbs, George Fitzgerald, Dyton 
Harren, Don Hart, Roland Johnson, Roger Jones, 
Ejgll Kofoed, John Lacy, Augustine Marinello, 
Joe Nulph, E. B. Petrik, Max Sporl, Fred 

Santa Cruz, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

Thellen and V. G. Townsend. 

30-year members Robert C. Anderson, 
Chester Ball, Ralph Bowron, Theodore Bragg, 
Earl Bromert, John Bueb, Sidney Canepa, Frank 
Casey, Herbert Coe, Pete Doglione, Bud Ducote, 
Jack English, Hadley Fox, Frank Gal, Edward 
Gardner, Arhey Hamby, A. G. Hiebert, Howard 
Hughes, Gerald Kelly, Edward Knight, John 
Lagerstrom, William Lloyd, Boyd MacDonald, 
Robert McCarthy, George Mills, Herman Mobley, 
Delbert L Nehf, Delbert W. Nehf, Noel Paddon, 
Millard Parker, Joe Plennette, Thomas Rattle, 
Samuel Ray, James Robin, Floyd Rocklage, 
Leon Rockwell, Frank Russell, George Siles, 
Herman Sommer, Lloyd Thomas, Howard 
Walker, Donald Williams, Richard Wirkkala, 
Gorman T. Woody and Leslie Wright. 

35-year members Robert F. Andersen, Edward 
Arnesen, Ferdinand Bergholz, Art Bishop, 
Albert Buck, James Buffer, Al Carter, Robert 
Cooper, Phil English, Edwin Fernquest, Marvin 
Foreman, Frank Guzman, Joe Guzman, John 
Harlamoff, Hector Hubert, Stanley Jensen, 
Arnold Johnson, Ben Jordon, Kermit Keen, 
William Klemann, Fred Kraft, Royce Krilanovich, 
Walton Lovejoy, James E. Mason, Arthur 
McCombs, W. D. Minler, Wid Mobley, Ole 
Mohus, Joe Pine, Charles Price, G. J. Pryor, 
Elmer Resare, Hugo Rhoden, Steven Roelofsen, 
R. H. Rommel, Robert Schroeber, John H. Smith, 
Robert Smith, F. V, Thomas, L. G. Thompson, 
Lloyd Vogel, Glenn Walters and Alvin Willis. 

40-year members Sal Bilardello, Verner 
Carlsen, Clarence Coon, M. J. Correia, John 
Dawson, Clyde Dillinger, Howard Dunville, 
James T. Hunter, M. L. Nixon, Ralph Ruiz, 
Erving Saal, George Schukraft, Henry Sinnett, 
Jay Stone, Paul Sultzer, Eugene Trauth and 
William Welch. 

45-year members Robert A. Baker, Sig 
Carlson, Virgil Correia, Karl Ross, Hilton 
Shearer, Joe Southward and Ray Tallman. 

Santa Cruz, Calif. — Picture No. 5 


Members of Local 1302 with 25 to 
55 years of continuous membership 
were presented pins at a recent 
membership meeting. Recipients were 
as follows: 

25-year members Charles Abate, 
Merwin Anderson, James Best, Bill 
Church, Francis Fetrow, Larry Holbrook, 
Al Jodoin, Francis Kober, Roland 
Marcotte, Harold Senior, James Shepard 
and Harry Sjostrom; 30-year members 
Leo Kiiski, Mike Lovetere, Eugene 
Pipistrelli, Tom Quaine, Jack Scarpa and 
Ed St. George; 35-year members Renato 
Cecchini, Guido Gargano, Bob Hollstrom, 
Ed Hirschheld, Corydon Hurtado, Stanley 
Kokoski, Earl Leclair, Bill Northey and 
Tom Swindells; 40-year members Al 
Hopkins, Ray Howard, Clayton Palmer, 
James Panciera, Santo Pansiera, Russel 
Peckham and Edward Sielicki; 50-year 
member Rudolph Molin; and 55-year 
member George Williamson. 

JANUARY, 1983 


Tacoma, Wash. — Picture No. 4 

Tacoma, Wash. — Picture No. 5 

Tocoma, Wash. — Picture No. 6 


Local 470 recently held its annual pin 
presentation party. Sixty-six members with 
2545 years of service were awarded pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
seated, from left: Erich Bach, Tad Kajimura and 
George Stahl. 

Back row, from left: James Gimse, August 
Smith and Don Slonaker. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
seated, from left: Ronald Marshall, William 
Bolieu and Arvic Berg. 

Back row, from left: William Maxwell, Mike 
Kropelnick, Steve Mullan and Andrew Manos. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, 
seated from left: Art Sundby, Ed Williams and 
Marcus Pyatt. 

Back row, from left: Clayton Sweaney, 

Edward Kinslay, Rodney Sweaney and Robert 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, 
seated, from left: George Randall, Art Erickson 
and John Imhof. 

Back row, left: Sig Jacobson, Leonard 
Liebelt, Robert Craig, David Hunotte and 
Harry Lindbo. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year members, 
seated, from left: Lynn Howard, Wendell 
Bradley and Cyril Nagel. 

Back row, from left: Don Rayley, Warren 
Young, John Nichols, Myron Foster and Ben 

Picture No. 6 shows 35-year members, 
seated, from left: Henry Whitehead and Norm 

Back row, from left: Milton Patterson and 

James Minion. 

Picture No. 7 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: Nels Stokke, Erik Nymark 
and W. M. Bayer. 

Back row, from left: Robert Perry, Alvin 
Winters, Edwarl Kinsiley, Marvin Kenney and 
Paul Holloway. 

Picture No. 8 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: Robert Ruff, Bob Harlan, 
John Frai, Harold Hanson, A. Albert and Wayne 

Back row, from left: Harold Miller, Raymond 
Gores, Irvin Hansen, Henry Geiger, Thomas 
Ames, Harold Collier and Clarence Ciolek. 

Picture No. 9 shows 45-year members, 
from left: Warner Richards, Albert Bartle, 
Albert Anderson, Gilbert Aldrich and Galen 

Tacoma, Wash. — Picture No. 7 


Tacoma, Wash. — Picture No. 8 

Tacoma, Wash. — Picture No. 9 





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




Three carpenters decided to go 
bear hunting one weekend. When 
they arrived at their camp, they 
started putting up the tent. After 
awhile, one of the carpenters de- 
cided to scout for bear. 

A bear spotted this carpenter 
about the same time the carpenter 
saw the bear, and took off after 
him. The carpenter, with the bear 
in pursuit, ran back to camp. Just 
as he got to the tent, he fell and 
the bear ran over him and right 
into the tent. 

The carpenter quickly picked him- 
self up, dusted himself off, and 
called into the tent, "There he is! 
I'm going back after another." 

— Thomas Cullen 

Local 1140, San Pedro, Calif. 


A woman shopping in a de- 
partment store was looking over 
thermometers. "I'll take that Fah- 
renheit one — I know that's a good 

JANUARY, 1983 


This man stuttered a lot and this 
day he was walking with his friend 
and he said, "D . . . D . . . D. . . 
Did you see da ... da ... da .. . 
da . . . that nice car?" His friend 
answered, "No, 1 did not see that 
nice car." 

They walked some more, and the 
man said to his friend, "Di . . . 
Di . . . Di . . . Did you see that nice 
woman?" And the friend answered, 
"No, I did not see that nice woman." 

They walked a little further and 
the man said to his friend, "Di . . . 
Di . . . Di . . . Di . . ." but by this 
time, the friend was getting a little 
annoyed and he said, "Yes, I saw 

The man then said to his friend, 
"De . . . De. . . De . . . De . . . Then 
why d...d...d... did you 
step in it?" 

— Godfrey Norick 
Local 1536 
New York, N.Y. 



Before they were married, she 
turned his head with her charm. 
Now — she turns his stomach with 
her cooking! 


There was a young lady from 

Whose husband was thrown in the 

She threw a big fit 
Then went on and hit 
Her hubby, who caused all the 


— Son of Rudolf Schmalz 
Local 643, Chicago, 111. 


The doctor asked the patient: 
"Do you wake up grumpy in the 

The patient replied: "No, 1 let 
her sleep." 



Kids collect baseball cards, 
stamps, horse chestnuts, Indian 
arrowheads, snakeskins and/or 
football pennants. Grownups col- 
lect trading stamps, stock certifi- 
cates, antique inkwells, empty 
mayonaise jars, cancelled checks, 
12-cents-off coupons and short 
lengths of string. 

Kids can't remember where they 
put their arithmetic books. Grown- 
ups forget where they left their 
umbrellas and where they parked 
their cars. 

Kids bite their nails and suck their 
thumbs. Grownups set fire to little 
rolled pieces of paper and stick 
them in their mouths. 

Kids wake up bright and bouncy. 
Grownups wake up still asleep. 

Kids cheat on spelling tests. 
Grownups pod expense accounts 
and fudge on tax returns. 

Kids believe in magic and fairy 
tales. Grownups think they con 
break up traffic jams by honking 
their horns. 

Kids ore very interested in sex. 
So are grownups. Both ore shocked 
to discover this about each other. 

— Jane Goodsell 

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Local 1449, Lansing, Mich., 
raffled off a storage shed 
built by apprentices at SLOO 
a ticket. Raised from the 
raffle was $798.14. 

Contributions Continue 
For 'Helping Hands' 

Thanks to many heartfelt contribu- 
tions, the funds for Alice Perkins, 
the child born without a face, con- 
tinue to grow. 

Through the direction of Club Presi- 
dent Sam Whitehead, Local 50, Knox- 
ville, Tenn., The Smoky Mountain 
Chevy Club recently hel da benefit 
show, complete with concessions, bake 
sale, trophy sale and auctions to raise 
money for little Alice. As a result, a 
check in the amount of $3,876.98 has 
been deposited in the Carpenters Help- 
ing Hands fund. 

And in Alice's hometown, Mary- 
ville, Tenn., the MetropoHtan Baptist 
Church of Maryville contributed 
$4,594.37 to Carpenters Helping 
Hands to help with Alice's continuing 
surgery and therapy. 

Support for Carpenters Helping 
Hands has come also from Cong. 
Tony Coelho of California, who told 
of Alice and our fund raising efforts 
in the regular newsletter to his con- 

As of last month, the total of funds 
collected was at $127,692.55. 

Contributions should be sent to 
Carpenters Helping Hands, Inc., 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20001. 

In honor of recently deceased Los Angeles 
1506 member Jim Skellon, the Los 
Angeles District Council contributed 
$250.00 to the Carpenters Helping Hands 
fund. Skelton was a member of the 
Brotherhood for 58 years, serving as 
business agent and district council 
administrative assistant. Shown above 
is Skelton, center, with Administrative 
Assistant Terry Slawson and District 
Council Secretary Treasurer Paul Miller 
on the occasion of Skclton's S5th birthday. 


Local Union, Donors 

3, Carpenters. 

62, Gordon Lodge. 

63, Remo Rice. 
87, Robert Tyler. 
Ill, Laurence Martin. 
166, Paul Pence. 

188, Steven Bertram. Daniel F. Bock, Sr.. Tony 
Bock, Nick Bonacci, Ed Brown, Thomas 
Callahan, John Chach, Rocco Ciccone, 
Antonio Cioppa, Dominick Cioppa, Frank 
Cioppa, John Colonna, Joseph Covelli, 
Joseph Cusato, Vincent D'Albis, Larry 
D'Alessandro, John Daniel. Harry Davis, 
Frank Del Priore. Tony DeSimone, Frank 
A. DeSisto. Paul DiCesare, Rocco DiMase, 
Luigi Finuoli, Ernest Forcello, Sam Gaeta, 
Freddie Gagliardi, Giro A. Greco, John 
Gizzi, Francis E. Grady, Chester Gradzki, 
Ralph Grono, Robert Grotto, Louis Haydu, 
Mark Herran, Kenneth Heslop, Ricfiard 
Higgins, David Horn, Eddie lacovelli. Hank 
Jodry, Raymond Juback, Craig Keating. 
John A. Kelly Kevin Lennox, Russ Lupis. 
Dennis Luria, Brian McMahon, David 
McManus, Pat Melende, Mel Morgante, 
Mike Morgante, Drew Moretti, Leonard 
Pace, John Pasciucco, Richard Pereira, 
Fulvio Rea. Jeff Schlegel, Antonio Stellato, 
Joseph Vircillo, Ed Viviano, Joseph 
Wiczkowicz, Bob White, James White, John 
Zekus, Jr. 

210, Andrew J. Frano. 

211, Philip Beitle, Jr. 

269, Wm. & Eileen Thornton. 

280, John MacDonald. 

317, Henry Amble. 

372, Fred Zeits and Jim Clementz. 

374, Wm, Ziolkowski. 

460, Local. 

532, John P. Billen. 

558, Stanley E. Holmes. 

578, Austin T. Harrity. 

620, James P. Reilly. 

703, Rov Greene. 

721, Roberto O. Colombo. 

787, Members. 

925. Silvy A. Folelta. 

1024, Harold W. Schmidt. 

1052, Jack Steinmiller. 

1092, Jacob Weger. 

1108, Erwin Burkert. 

1162. August Kadak. 

1302. Charles F. Garverick. 

1396, Jack Dalman. 

1418, Jack C. Gordon. 

1449, Members. 

1489, H.irold & Elsie Wilson. 

1456, Julio Mobilio. 

1478, Felix A. Hcrrera. Charles Paylon. 

1595, Thos. L. Smith. Sr.. Jo.scph M. Groctsch. 

1665. James P. Hicks. 

1815, Bill Roslinglon. 

1929. Paul E. Osborne. Hazen G. Yoho. 

2214. Memory of Joe Bakcwcll, Rose Lee 

2250, Anthony & Betty Dsmiano. 

2564, Roland Nippard, 

INDIViniiAI.S & CROIIPS Oper. Plasterers 
& Cement Masons, Constance Huska, Melvin 
H. Roots, Robert J. & Rulh Holton, James 
Boyle. John W. Harrison, HI, Farl Hacfner, 
Grace H. Meo. Arlen Nornhold, Flovd Wil- 
helm. Joseph L. Strobl. Adam Sckrcta. 
Daniel O'Connor, William Heinriclison. 
Wm. A. Klein. Mike Dobson. Art Scmevn. 
Dan Day. Michael Brozowski. Aurcl Ornpos, 
Jr.. Frank C. McLaughlin, Hcurg Krawzyk. 
John J. Huphcs. Walter H. Dupan. Greporv 
Wakulich, Tlios. Dclancy, R. W. Kilstrom, 
Sr.. John E. Toolen, Charles O. Haven, 
Oper. Plasterers & Cement Masons. 
Memory of Ame H. Kerr. I'BC Local 226. 
by Joanne A. Lydiu Kerr-Sylvia Davis. Zolton 
& Alice Jambor, Betty Allen, Mary D. 

Local Union, Donors 

Oswalt, John & Linda Levins, Charles J. 
Booth, Wayne Moore. D. Jefferson. James 
Reed. John T. Pappas. Edwina Rogers, J. 
T. & Linda Musgrave, Dr. John B. Lynch, 
S. V. Scaber. Madeline C. Granstod. 
6, Francis D. Ancipink. 

14, Carlos L. Hughes. 

15, Richard Callaghan. 
17, Orlando Caputo. 
22, Robert W. Dias. 
33, Arthur A. Pineau. 
50, Dave Jefferson. 

67, Thomas J. Connaughton, Joe Elwood. 

76, Joseph M. Chyko. 

101, George Jordan, Patricia Davis, 

122, Earl T. Howard. 

169, F. Ganschinietz. 

182, Chester Guzik. 

184, Walter W. Nicoll. 

188, Members, Eugene Kluba. 

200, Larry Sowers. 

230, Lloyd Zeiler. 

248, Stan Bucksky. 

252, Internatl. Chemical Wkrs. Un. 

257, Paul & Carol Rosinl. 

265, Nicholas Pascaretti. 

267, United Glass Wkr. 

272, Salvatore Buonadonna. 

284, Diordodo Rodriquiz. 

295, Earl Drenkhahn, 

410, Llovd C. Kelly. 

419, Henry Heslich. 

422. Carpenters. 

430, Richard Anderson. 

483, Karl Soderberg. 

514, Bernard Cossack, Jr. 

558, Stanley E. Holmes. 

563, Werner Hunziker. 

608, Local, 

620, Barney Flvnn. 

625, Roland St. Pierre. 

721. Morris Locker. 

819, Mike Sidone. 

885. Ladies Auxiliary No. 885. 

892, Jarl E. Saal. 

906, Raymond W. Broker. 

921, Chuck Spinale. 

955, Harold Gillette. 

964. William J. Kopchak. 

1005, Joseph M. Magura. 

1006, John F. Daddio. 
1016, Doug Ritchey. 
1067. David M. Cornwell. 
1108, Steve Wajcik, 
1110, John Giles, 

1159, R. Kenton Sheline. 

1188, Tonv Bowles, 

1211, Jacob C. Schock. 

1358, Win. A. Shclstead. 

1419, John Howard, 

1521. Sylvia M. F.ngleberl. 

1765, Local. 

1811, Douglas Dark. 

1836. O. M. Pickens. 

1913. Ted Wiedle. 

1947. Arthur Arneson. 

1996, Local. 

2203, Geo. Siliznoff. 

2250. Hcnrv Bennett. 

2435, Local. 

2461. Fred Clapper. 

2564. Barrv & Kalhv Martin. 

27.19, Mel Cotton. 

2900. 1 ocal. 

3223. Local. 

Jobs Daughters— Bethel 52. 

West Liberty Christian Church, 

Dale Carlson. 

Jack Davis. 

Wayne Moore. 

Wm. F. Knudsen. 

I-dward Nietupski. 

Wm. Homsen. 

Alice Cobb. 

JANUARY, 1983 


The following list of 699 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $1,163,479.01 death claims paid in October, 
1982; (s) following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

1, Chicago, IL — Henry Berg, 

5, SI. Louis, MO — Julia C. Hritz (s). 

6, Hudson County, NJ — Henry Heitman. 

7, Minneapolis, MN — Louis A. Stumpf . 

8, Philadelphia, PA — Lawrence Fowler, Vince 

10, Chicago, IL — George Pitts. 

12, Syracuse, NY — Nelson G. Easton, Robert I. 


13, Chicago, IL — Elizabeth June Schar (s), 
Nicholas D. Murphy. 

14, San Antonio, TX — John E. Smith, Silverio 
T. Martinez. 

16, Springfield, IL — Lee W. R. Goby. 

18, Hamilton, Ont., Can. — Patricia Pauline 
Purler (s). 

19, Detroit, MI — Fleming J. Couture, James 
Ladd, Thomas W. Miller, Zara Hunter. 

20, New York, NY— Frank Tarsillo. 

22, San Francisco, CA — Albert J. Thrush, Frank 

McMahon, Harry Wolfman, Henry Ute. 

23, WiUiamsport, PA— Leon L. Shaylor, Paul F. 

24, Central CT — Frank Testa, James J. Toohey. 

25, Los Angeles, CA — Edwin O. Johnson, 
Evans D. Wallace, Grover C. Ridge, Irene 
F. Vance (s), Leonard G. Manuel. 

26, East Detroit, MI — Antonino Scardino (s), 
John E. Murray, Walter Kuhlman, William 

27, Toronto, Ont., Can. — Frank Zotter, lolanda 
Grancaric (s), Joe Sebest. 

28, Missoula, MT — Gay Carter. 

30, New London, CT— Robert A. Schulze, 
Sheila M. Schulze (s). 

31, Trenton, NJ— Boleslaw Gorski, Charles F. 

34, Oakland, CA— Fred Harker. 

35, San Rafael, CA — Henry Zachow. 
40, Boston, MA — Martha Mills (s). 

42, San Francico, CA — Arthur Karp, Henry J. 

44, Champaign Urba, IL — Carey L. Stewart, 

Fred M. Boyd. 
48, Filchburg, MA — John Foglia. 

50, Knoxville, TN— Carl Gilbert Hensley, Conda 

Lee Hundley, Teresa M. Veal (s). 

51, Boston, MA — Mario Rose Cipriano (s). 

55, Denver, CO— Emmett C. Campbell, Perry K. 

Seward. William H. Duff. 
58, Chicago, IL — Charles E. Stephens, John M. 

Johnson, Joseph M. Winandy. 

61, Kansas City, MO— Helen F. Thomas (s), 
Junius A. Johnson, Lyle W. Blakeley, 
Robert Armstrong, William H. Kohrs. 

62, Chicago, IL — Carl Albin Person, Clifford 
Corey, Ethel S. Sharp (s). 

64, Louisville KY— Lillian V. May (s). Myrtle 
Mann (s). 

65, Perth Amboy, NJ— Walter Ciejka. 

66, Olean, NY— Godfrey Carlson. 

67, Boston, MA — Charles M. Bevilacqua, Julia 
Agnes Kvicala (s). 

69, Canton, OH — Glenn S. Robison, Lawrence 

N. Bose. 
74, Chattanooga, TN — Harry A. Long. 
76, Hazelton PA — Ralph Rolenaitis. 

80, Chicago, IL — John J. Short, Reinhardt Hass. 

81, Erie, PA— Leo S McDermid. 

85, Rochester, NY — Aaron Vanorder, Angela 

A. Prizzi (s). 
87, St. Paul, MN— Dale J. Schwenn, Robert B. 

Wood, Sonja Jorgensen (s). 
90, Evansville, IN— Claude E. Sprinkle. 

93, Ottawa, Ont., Can. — Bertram Prudhomme. 

94, Providence, RI — Albert Berg, Concetta 
Marandola (s), Elizabeth Mary Delfino (s). 

95, Detroit, MI — Clara Misiak (s). Homer 

101, Baltimore, MD — Frederick Maisel, Harry 
L. Pierce, Jack McClure, Mary C. Posey (s), 
Norman Graybeal, Thomas C. Daffin, Jr. 

102, Oakland, CA — Manuel A. Gonzalves. 

103, Birmingham, AL — Herman W. Smith, Jr. 

105, Cleveland, OH— Frank Tursic, Herbert A. 
Malm, Tibor S. Adams. 

106, Des Moines, lA — James L. Bond. 
116, Bay City, MI— Edward J. Trankle. 
121, Vineland, NJ— Carl W. Lillvik. 

Local Union, City 

124, Passaic, NJ — Hans Nicola, Mary Y. 
Scheppe (s). 

132, Washington, DC — Allen Randies, Joseph 
H. Wier, Porter Lucy, Wayne Pristavec. 

133, Terre Haute, IN— James L. Shepard, 
Lawrence R. Garner. 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— Philomena Palumbo (s). 

162, San Mateo, CA — Anne Babson (s). Frank 
Denegri, John D. Work, Victor Gava, Wil- 
liam R. Hogue. 

163, Peekskill, NY— Americo Dantry. 

168, Kansas City, KS— Eva J. Wilkerson (s), 
Lorace E. Huffines, 

169, East St. Louis, IL— Albert Phillips. 

180, Vallejo, CA — George L. Anderson. 

181, Chicago, IL — Richard Anderson. 

182, Cleveland, OH — Benjamin Churko. 

183, Peoria, IL — Charles C. Gebhardt, Charles 

E. Hill, William J. Zierke. 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Oscar D. Pike. 

187, Geneva, NY — Wilbert Lemieux. 

188, Yonkers, NY — Josephine Filippone (s). 
194, East Bay, CA— Agnes C. Hall (s). 

198, Dallas, TX— Kathleen Delia Gee (s), 
Marion Louise Putman (s), Royce A. 
Leach, Solon K. York. 

199, Chicago, IL — Laurence O. Stuart. 

200, Columbus, OH — Justin W. Kinnaird, Robert 
McOish. Wallace H. Morris. 

202, Culfport, MS— Curtis W. Hill, Laban H. 
Smith, Lillian G. Meaut (s), Oscar J. 

204, Merrill, WI — Herman Lemke, 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— Joseph J. Ban. 

213, Houston, TX — George Lucher, Jake Mat- 
thews, Ruby Faye Hill (s), Thomas C. 

215, Lafayette, IN — Joseph Edgar Brown. 

218, Boston, MA — Zebedee Flight. 

225, Atlanta, GA — Claude U. Alexander, James 

F. Pratt, James H. Willoughby, Joseph J. 
Brooks, Marvin Alexander, Ray Hefner, 
Verner G. Dixon, William N. Barber. 

230, Pittsburgh, PA— Alfred D. Ries. 

235, Riverside, CA— Walter F. Strohbach. 

236, Clarksburg, WV— Ray Augie Watson. 
242, Chicago, IL — George Gradt. 

244, Grand Jet., CO— Verla Beth Austin (s). 

246, New York, NY— Celia Ellin (s), Louis 
Ferry, Michael Wozniak. 

247, Portland, OR— Arne Kerr, 

254, Cleveland, OH— Arthur Z. Kovach, Susan 
Jackson (s). 

255, Bloomingburg, NY — Patricia A. Segar (s). 

256, Savannah, GA — Lloyd B. Lewis, Lonnie 
A. Lynn, Sr., Myrtice Lee Lord (s), William 
Riley Slater. 

257, New York, NY— Alexander Pavlick, Cath- 
erine Ganguzza (s). Fernando J. Uruburu, 
Ole Fant, Paul LaVoie, Peter Alias. 

259, Jackson, TN — Herbert E. Taylor, James 

David Smith. 
264, Milwaukee, WI — John Beyer. 

267, Dresden, OH — Francis C. Perkins. 

268, Sharon, PA — Troy Stuver. 

278, Watertown, NY — Betty Ferguson (s), 
Monica P. Leonard (s). 

280, Niagara-Gen. & Vic, NY— Rachel O. 
Smith (s). 

281, Binghamton, NY — Ervin C. Hendrickson. 

283, Augusta, GA— David W. Sanders, Sr. 

284, New York, NY — Dominick CipoUone. 
286, Great Falls, MT— William J. Snyder. 

297, Kalamazoo, MI — Dorothy A. Timkovich 

316, San Jose, CA — Betty Jean Riccobono (s), 
Leslie L. Bagley, Robert Zeissler, Vaino 
M. Karonen. 

317, Aberdeen, WA— Otis A. Neal, Vincent D. 

323, Beacon, NY — Martin F. Papula. 
329, Oklahoma City, OK— Lester W. Abbott. 
338, Seattle, WA— Christofer Myer, Jeanette 
Evanger (s), Ruth Best. 

340, Hagerstown, MD — John E. Hatsh. 

341, Chicago, IL — Pawel Golubowski. 

343, Winnipeg, Mani., Can. — Russell Robbins, 
Trausti Danielson. 

Local Union, City 

























Memphis, TN — James J. Wainscott, Mars- 
den D. Mitchell. 

New Rochelle, NY — Albert Camardella, 
Jean Kapp (s). 

Buffalo, NY— Madeline A. Newton (s). 

Marietta, OH— Howard F. Call. 

Galesburg, IL — Helen J. Bivens (s). 

Duluth, MN— Arthur W. Hietala, Clarence 
L. Johnson. 

Lima, OH — Evelyn M. Weaver (s). 
Buffalo, NY — Henry Jasnau, Pascal A. 

Alton, IL — Winifred A. Smith. 

Texarkana, TX— Osa C. Jones. 

Camden, NJ— Charles W. Walter, Sr. 

Phillipsburg, NJ — Stephen J. Kasza. 

Omaha, NE — Duane Suntken, Josef Ko- 
courek, Keith Wood. 

Lake Co., OH — Jane Wirtzberger (s). 

Lewiston, ME — Cecil Rand. 

Chicago, IL — Joseph Maksinski. 

Chicago, IL — Mathias Follmann. 

Hingham, MA — Ernest Newcomb. 

Wilkensburg, PA— Mabel G. Kohler (s). 

Belleville, IL — Oscar C. Schmidt. 

Ogden, UT — Jess E. Tucker, Robert 

Vancouver, B.C., Can. — John Albert 

Philadelphia, PA— John J, Schantz. 

Highwood, IL — Delbert W. Meyer. 

Greensburg, PA — Alfons Cordon, Dorothy 
Shearer (s), Emma E. Smith (s). Rose A, 
Cavalier (s). 

Chester County, PA — Allen R. Evans, 
Clemens Andes, Leon Pryma. 

New York, NY— Amos Whelan. 

Cheyenne, WY — Arthur D. Scott, Roscoe 
F. Scott. 

Tacoma, WA — Arthur Bentson, Ben Mehus, 
Carola Hughes (s), Dewey Graham, Frank 
L. Marsh, Gustav Schwesinger, Julius E. 

Ashland, KY — Bascom Moore, Humphrey 
Lee Barker. 

Ashland, MA— Martin J. Ploot, Sr. 

Freehurg, IL — Ted L. Granneman. 
San Francisco, CA — Alfred Botti, Elijah 
W. Clay. Emit C. Olson, Paul Malone, 
Pentti Makela. Robert E. Byers. 

Mt. Vernon, NY — Richard Maier, William 
E. Vogt. 

Windsor, Ont., Can. — Anthony Cerovski. 

Nashville, TN— Arthur B. Terrell, D. 
Porter Wright. 

Berthoud, CO — Celia Sloan (s). 
PorUand, ME— John McGill, William S. 

Durham, NC — Lillie M. Jackson (s). 

Galveston, TX — Henry L. Kainer. 

Norwood, MA — Stanley Weber. 

Mamaroneck, NY — Frank Madrazo. 

Minneapolis, MN — Amil O. Aasland, 
Leonard L. Johnson. 

Elmhurst, IL — Franz Wintergerst. 
Glendale, CA — Charles Wadstein, Elmer 
L. Speer. 

Baker, OR — David Andrew Moore. 

St. John, NF., Can. — Rosetta MuUey (s). 

Sacramento, CA — Einar E. Seaburg, Wil- 
liam E. Bonnette. 

Lynn, MA — Elden C. Mackeen. 

Hammond, IN — Joseph Schaeffer. 

Lehigh Valley, PA— Robert A. Stump. 

Ithaca. NY— Lloyd Betts. 

New York, NY — David Stirrat, Sr., Edwin 
Severson, Ernest Stolzer, Morris Miller, 
Steve Zanon, William Thomson. 

Idaho Falls, ID — J. Curtis Hoffman, Lela 
Howe (s), Richard L. Howe. 

Port Arthur, TX— Arthur L. Guy, Sr. 

Madison, NJ — Carl Jakobsson, Edward 
McOeary, Fannie R, Scheppi (s), George 
Whitenack, Gustav R, Fagerberg, 

Manchester, NH— Emile R, Phaneut, 

Boise, ID — Louise C. Watson (s), Neal L. 

Akron, OH — Bessie M. Brown (s). 



Local Union, City 

642, Rfchmond, CA— Kenneth Weber. 

643, Chicago, IL— John L. Verdico, Jr. 
660, Springfield, OH— Erie E. Morris. 

669, Harrisburg, IL — Agnes M. Patterson (s). 
674, Mt. Clemens, MI— Franlc Beltram, Otto 

698, CoTington, KY — James R. Mullins. 

700, Coming, NY— Paul Kuziak. 

701, Fresno, CA — Lydia Emma McDaniel (s). 
703, Lockland, OH — June L. Slattery (s), Leo G. 

Terhar, Ralph Hempfling. 
705, Lorain, OH — Ralph Kramer. 
707, Duquoin, IL — Howard Henderson. 
721, Los Angeles, CA — Arthur Danow, Joe N. 

Magana, Margaret Cobley (s), Victor Pol- 

laccia, William J. Matesowicz. 
724, Houston, TX— Ernest C. Epps. 
739, Cincinnati, OH — Cyril Brockhoff. 
743, Bakersfield, CA— Claude Ogle Westmore- 
land, Howard Spencer Brown. 
745, Honolulu, HI — Harold A. Okuhara, Leo 

Paris, Lodrigo Abendanio, Tsuruyo Oshiro 

751, Santa Rosa, CA — Virginia A. Beeman (s). 
755, Superior, WI— Vern J. O'Brien. 
764, Shreveport, LA — Minnie Naomi Roper (s). 
770, Yakima, MA— William C. Kunz. 
772, Clinton, lA — Peter L. Reckman. 
781, Princeton, NJ— Elmer H. Leigh. 
787, New York, NY — Hugo Peterson, Ray Lilja. 
790, Dixon, IL — William Leigh. 
792, Rockford, IL — Matilda M. Morlan (s). 
801, Woonsocket, RI — Julien Lefebvre. 
819, West Palm Bch., FL — Ernest F. Brooklen, 

Francis V. Krautler, Sr., Minnie Fingen (s). 
821, Springfield, NJ — Giacomo Laganga. 
836, JanesvUle, WI— Leo C. Plevak. 
840, St. John, N.B., Can.— Annie D. Thome 

(s), Harold I. Melvin. 
849, Manitowoc, WI — Evelyn W. Noonan (s). 
865, Brunswick, GA — Ben H. GuUey. 
893, Grand Haven, MI — Charles E. Scott. 
898, SI. Joseph, MI— Irwin Shoff. 
900, Altoona, PA — Gary D. Weaver. 
902, Brooklyn, NY — Joseph Greco, Vernie 

916, Aurora, IL — Lawrence P. Lakeman. 
929, Los Angeles, CA — Robert J. Bailey. 
933, Hermiston, OR— Floyd S. Boyer. 

943, Tulsa, OK— Charles H. Pratt. 

944, San Bernardino, CA — Perry Frank Brasier, 
Ray E. Wolaver, Ruth Burkett (s). 

947, Ridgway, PA— Sande Elia. 

958, Marquette, MI — Terrance H. Fortin. 

959, Boynlon, FL — Harry Offerman. 

973, Texas City, TX— Altie Lea King (s). 

977, Wichita Falls, TX— Jewel W. Patrick. 
Margie Lavernc Lowery (s). 

978, Springfield, MO— Joseph K. Payne. 

981, Petaluma, CA— Clyde G. Jenkins, Elsie 
May Johnson (s), Erwin E. Grosch, Jr. 

982, Detroit, MI— Arthur Thrushman. 

993, Miami, FL — Fannie Mae Wilson (s), Law- 
rence B. Groom. 
998, Royal Oak, MI— Clifton A. Corbin. 
1003, Indianapolis, IN— Clarence F. Bishop. 

1005, Merrlllvllle, IN— John R. Horan. 

1006, New Brunswlch, NJ — Joseph A. Roberts. 
1008, Louisiana, MO — Joseph Lawrence Wood. 
1050, Philadelphia, PA— Alfred Meaney, George 

Cichelti, Michael Laginestra, Salvatore 

1059, Schuylkill County, PA— Robert Strausser. 
1062, Santa Barbara, CA — Dicie M. Bourland 

1074, Eau Claire, WI — Lawrence H. Marquardt. 
1089, Phoenix, AZ — Dorothy B. Kezele (s), 

Gerald M. Wallis, Harold R. Keltncr. 

1097, Longvlew, TX— Herbert C. Munden. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA— Charles P. Landry, 
Leonard L. Breaux, Louis Lacassin, Jr. 

1102, Detroit, MI— Abelisia Garcia (s), Eli 

Oklejas, Gwendolyn Cora McGlone (s). 

Jack Sutton, Mary G. Keeling (s), Steve 

Miller Harris. 
1104, Tyler, TX— Basil U. Larison. 
1108, Cleveland, OH— Emil Blaha, Michael 

1120, Portland, OR— Bryan C. Hull, Ernest A. 

Baldwin, George H. Elkcrton, Jr., Joseph 

E. Delgard. 
1125, Los Angeles, CA — Laurence E. Geer. 
1138, Toledo, OH— Fred Parker. 
1140, San Pedro, CA — Clayton J. Buche. David 

L. Weeks, Gordon J. Hunt, James E. 

JANUARY, 1983 

Local Union, City 

Whittle, Marylen Joyce Laffoon (s). 

1141, Baltimore, MD — Thomas C. Hooks. 

1143, La Crosse, WI— Louis E. Andres, Wil- 
liam A. Eckart. 

1147, Rosevllle, CA— Joseph Martin Beard. 

1148, Olympia, W A— Harry CisseU. 

1149, San Francisco, CA — Evelyn M. Santini 

1164, New York, NY — Harry Luppowitz, Oswald 
Scholz, Paul Metesh. 

1171, Shakopee, MN— Kent C. Bohnen. 

1172, Billings, MT — Joeannie Ruth Respondex 

1204, New York, NY— David Rifkin, Hyman 

1207, Charleston, WV— Carl W. Odell. 
1216, Mesa, AZ — James Gurnicz. 
1222, Medford, NY— Alfred Curcio. 
1227, IroDwood, MI — John E. Erickson. 
1243, Fairbanks, AK — Orvall L. Larry. 
1248, Geneva, IL — Harry C. Holmberg. 
1256, Samia, Out., Can. — Raymond Chapados. 
1258, Pocatello, ID — Eloise Mary Ann Crystal 

(s), Leslie Falter. 

1266, Austin, TX— Millie Smart (s). 

1267, Worden, H^Victor E. Lich. 
1276, Dallas, TX — Louis E. Smotherman. 
1289, Seattle, WA— George D. Way. 

1307, Evanslon, XL — Theren S. Plank, Werner 

1325, Edmonton, Alat., Can. — Margaret John- 
son (s). Marie Louise Biglow (s). 

1329, Independence, MO — Alyce Fletcher (s). 

1332, Grand Coulee, WA— Keith G. Bishop. 

1342, Irvinglon, NJ — Frank Laudati, Gunvald 
Skaad. James Dagostino, William Simmons. 

1363, Oshkosh, WI— Earl Copp. 

1365, Cleveland, OH— CecUia Michlik (s). 

1369, Morgantown, WV— Paul R. Cummins. 

1382, Rochester, MN — Cora Raddatz (s), Judith 
Nassif (s), Robert Ramthun, Russell Duane 

1386, St. John, N.B., Can.— Evelyn F. James (s). 

1391, Denver, CO— Roger D. Mannon. 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Adolph Kirsch, James 
A. Shaw. 

1396, Golden, CO— John A. Klamm. 

1397, North Hempslad, NY— Clen E. Falken- 
berg, Joseph Zoller. 

1407, San Pedro, CA— Jose M. Olivas, Lee A. 

1419, Johnstown, PA — Chester Fisher, Sr. 
1429, Little Falls, MN— Burton L. Honstrom. 
1434, Moberly, MO — Kenneth R. Fuhrman. 
1443, Winnipeg, Mani., Can. — Peter Merleau. 
1445, Topeka, KS— Allen P. Sireeter. 
1447, Vero Beach, FL— Henry M. Schaefler. 

1452, Detroit, MI— William S. Taylor. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA— Dale H. Hoogen- 
sen, John M. Makely, Kenneth G. Graham, 
Myrtle Clark (s), Roy G, Wood. 

1456, New York, NY— John E. Cooney. 

1461, Traverse City, MI— Carroll D. Sherburn, 

1462, Bucks County, PA— Raymond C. Kirk. 
1490, San Diego, CA— James H. Slarforth. 
1494, International Fals, MN— Waller Lindvall. 

1497, E. Los Angeles, CA — James E. Cassetly. 
Wiley R. Smedley. 

1498, Provo, UT— G. Clark Austin, Victor C. 

1506, Los Angeles, CA — A. Loren Pickering, 
Charles L. Davis, Hammett Z. Holland. 

1507, El Monte, CA— James V. Green. 

1509, Miami, FL — Jayson Henningsen, William 

E, Ford. 
1536, New York, NY — -John Jameson, Peter 

Sacco, Walter Preshlock. 
1540, Kamloops, B.C., Can.— Edward H. 

1545, Wilmington, DE— Raymond R. Hartnctt. 
1553, Culver Cily, CA— Tommy Austria. 

1564, Casper, WY— Garland A. Geister. 

1565. Abilene, TX— Oliver R. Rose. 

1570, Marysvllle, CA— Doil W, Gott, Henry C. 
Adams. Jewel Lynn Berry. 

1571, East San Diego, CA— Hamlin G. Anscll, 
Louis R. Rivera, 

1587. Hutchison, KS— Jasper E, Walker. 
1590. Washington. DC — -AnicUo Migliaccio, 
Mariiiircl Sines (s). Ralph W. Sines. 

1598, Victoria, B.C., Can.— William McPherson. 

1599. Redding, CA— Philip J. Martin. 

1607, Los Angeles, CA — Paul F. Kresen, Wayne 
L. Dowdall. 

Local Union, City 

1608, S. Pittsburg, TN— Hubert R. Belk. 
1618, Sacramento, CA — Benjamin F. Mabry. 
1620, Rock Springs, WY— Tharol E. Dean. 
1622, Hayward, CA— Frank R. Dophna. 
1632, San Luis Obispo, CA — John J. Tanhauser. 
1641, Naples, FI^Elizabeth M. Winn (s), 

Thomas C. Rancour. 
1648, Laguna Beach, CA — Eric Daniel Fred- 

erik Johnson, Waller Leroy Gilbert. 
1654, Midland, MI — Forest Hankins. 
1665, Alexandria, VA — Douglas A, Grimes, 

Milton R. Mclnturff. Roy Lee Sours. 
1669, Ft. William, Out., Can. — Alfred S. Rajala. 
1686, Stillwater, OK— George A. Castoe. 
1693, Chicago, IL — Albert Pramshafer. 

1707, Kelso Lonview, WA — James A. Farris. 

1708, Auburn, WA— Clara Leah Wood (s), 
Milda S. Franks (s). 

1715, Vancouver, WA — Mabel E. Sonney (s), 

Orie S. Tilford. Reuben A. Nelson. 
1725, Daytona Beach, FL — Martin Lord. 

1732, Ambridge, P.\ — Samuel E. White. 

1733, Marshfield, WI— Delia F. Rue. Edna F. 
Klemme (s), Harold A. Oelke. 

1735, Prince Rupert, B.C., Can.— Mary Helen 
Scott (s). 

1741, MUwaukee, WI— Fredrick H. Wendlandt. 

1749, Annislon, AL — Marvin G. Jackson. 

1752, Pomona, CA — Larue Stambaugh. 

1757, Buffalo, NY — Leon Skurzewski. 

1765, Orlando, FL — James D. Buchanan, Rob- 
ert E. Delau. 

1772, Hicksville, NY — Andrew Pedersen. 

1780, Las Vegas, NV — Diamond Beelley, Law- 
rence J. Locke. Mildred L. Hansen (s). 

1795, Farminglon, MO — Jasper William Detimer. 

1797, Renton, WA— Theodore Wisniski. 

1808, Wood River, IL— Jacob C. Willman. 

1815, Santa Ana, CA— Delbert E. Barron. 

1822. Fort Worth, TX— Raymond Wendell 

1835, Waterloo, lA — George E Brown. 

1846, New Orleans, LA — James P. Sumrall. 
May M. Breaux (s). Ozimea J. Melanson. 
Patrick J. Contrelle. Ramey O. Robertson, 
Roy A. Saxon. Sophia P Gerard (s). 

1849, Pasco. WA— Oscar Waymire. 

1857, Portland, OR— Martin Carl Otto. 

1861, Milpitas, CA— Victor L. Rutherford. 
Walter Clarence Hansen. 

1865, Minneapolis, MN — Mathias Ziehwein. 
Otto J. Jabs 

1869, Manleca. CA— Stanley Cedergren. 

1884. Lubbock, TX— William Earl Rankin. Sr. 

1889, Downers Grove. IL — Raymond P. Baron. 

1896, The Dalles, OR— Alvin E. Gamer 

1897, LaFayelle, LA— Clarence R. Lanclos, 
Leed Guidry. 

1927. Delray Beach, FL — Robert H. Crego. 
1962. Las Cruces. NM — George T. Trujillo 
1969, Logan. WV— Druie Zirkle. 
1982, Seattle, WA— George Gilbertson. 

2006. Los Gatos, CA — James Goodman. 

2007, Orange. TX — Allen Bendy. Margarette 
Johnson Bendy (s). 

2010. Anna, IL— Lalon H. Pirtle 
2014. Harrington, IL— George M. Pohl. 
2020. San Diego, CA— Alfredo E. Martinez. 
2027, Rapid Cily, SD— Louie Turpen. 

2046. Martinez, CA— Alice F Sperry (s). Waldo 
E. Evans. 

2047, Hartford City, IN— George W. Whitesell, 
Robert Ridgeway. 

2049, Gilbcrtsvllle, KY— Gus Hopkins, Paul D. 

2057, Kirksville, MO — Thomas Ogden Thorner 
2067. Medford, OR— Carl T. Swanson. William 

Edgar Skinner. 
2070, Roanoke. VA— Pauline Turpin (s). 
2073. Milwaukee, WI — Alexander L. Stanioch, 

Rudolph Rusdahl. 
2078, Visla. CA— Michael J. Killiany 
2094. Chicago, IL— Anne Delorcs Meier (s). 

Curt Paul Herfter. 
21 14. Napa, CA — David H. Sascnbcry, Jean 

Virginia Julian (s). 
2117, Flu.shlng, NV— Joseph Rathjcn. 
2164, San Francisco, CA — Concetto Scorsonclli, 

John Jacobsen. 
2203, Anaheim, CA— Beulah MacDonald (s). 
2217. Lakeland. FL— Karl Speig. 
2252. Grand Rapids, MI— Oscar Miller. 
2264. Pllliburgh. PA— Wilma A. Rozanski (s). 
2269. WalloKU. OR— Brycc E. McKinney. 


Local Union, City 

2288, Los Angeles, CA — John K. Elschlager, 

Lloyd T. Hulsizer, Marie P. Esseling (s). 
2298, Rolla, MO — Leo O, Triggs, 
2300, Castelgar, B.C., Can. — Dorothy Anne 

Glendinning (s). 
2375, Los Angeles, CA — Donald H. Yager, 

William R. Wampler. 
2398, El Cajon, CA— Berlin Whitney, Matthew 

2416, Portland, OR — Eugene L. McDonald, 

Harold E. Hansen, William H. Forsyth. 
2453, Oakridge, OR — Lewis D. Pettijohn. 

2465, WiUmar, MN — Lyle Ray Franzen. 

2466, Pembroke, Ont., Can. — Ernest Kohls. 
2477, Santa Maria, CA — Aage Johansen. 
2484, Orange, TX— William Floyd Swift. 

2486, Sudbury, Ont., Can.— Lucille Guertin (s). 
2519, Seattle, WA— James Francis, Stein J. 

2536, Port Gamble, WA— Otis G. Miller. 
2554, Lebanon, OR — Donald McCrary, Doyle J. 

Gowey, Glenn C. Andross, Henry A. Miller. 
2573, Coos Bay, OR— Elinor Klein Wilson (s). 
2581, Libby, MT— Elmer A. Jones. 
2601, Lafayette, FN — Clarence S. Danner. 
2636, Valsetz, OR— Byron R. Johnson. 
2667, Bellingham, WA— Joseph A. Wyatt. 
2693, Port Arthur, Ont., Can.— Russeli Christian. 
2698, Bandon, OR — Joseph P. Decosta. 
2750, Springfield, OR— Roy Doster. 
2761, McCleary WA — Kenneth Delaurier 
2767, Morton, WA — Juanita Dunlap (s). 
2791, Sweet Home, OR— Clyde Cooper, Sr. 

2816, Emmelt, ID— Millie Bednorz (s), Raymond 
E. Adams. 

2817, Quebec Que., Can. — Charles Dastous, Del- 
phis Turmel, Roland Dompierre, Valmont 

2834, Denver, CO— Wailen G. Gonser. 

2851, La Grande, OR — Harold Cochran. 

2881, Portland, OR— William Schmidt. 

2901, Memphis, TN— Elbert Freddie Jones. 

2907, Weed, CA— Amos Dorsey, Jesus G. Rod- 
riguez, John Kerkes. 

2949, Roseburg, OR— Albert H. Roe, George C. 
Finney, Marjorie Lester (s). 

3024, Atlanta, GA— John TH. Battle. 

3064, Toledo, OR— Harold E. Coxen. 

3099, Aberdeen, WA— WiUiam Zack. 

3110, Black Mountain, NC — Victor H. Phillips. 

3119, Tacoma, WA— Carl Cook, Carl J. Rinke. 

3127, New York, NY— Rafael H. Cruz. 

3161, Maywood CA — Ismay Hooper, (s), John P. 
Castaneda, Jose R. Sandovel. Kenneth R. 
Burdick, Robert Espinosa, Sebastian Ama- 
dor Aguirre. 

3182, Portland, OR— Philip Holte. 

9005, Detroit, MI— Walter E. Miller. Jr. 

9042, Los Angeles, CA — Johnny Norman Murphy. 

9074, Chicago, IL — Margaret Krynicki (s), Whit- 
field P. Campbell. 


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Joseph M. Kline, Kent Knechel, Edward 
Lentz, Stefan G. Lichtner, Brian Charles 
Mann, Gerri McCafferty, John Anthony 
McDermott, James Thomas McGugan, 
Sue Anne Mittermaier, Richard Norris, 
David H. Palumbo, Paul Edward Peter- 
son, James Anthony Plawa, Edward 
Quigley, Peter Joseph Rio, Jr., Samuel 
Dean Sawyer, Joseph F. Schaffling, Jo- 
seph A. Schreiner, Harry W. Smith, Jr., 
Stephen C. Smith, William J. Strubilla, 
Joseph Andrew Szwajkowski, Lynn F. 
Troutman, William M. Walsh, James W. 
Wandling, Carmen J. Whyno, and Doug- 
las R. Williams; CABINETMAKERS 
Kerry W. Bluestein, Meredith Gary, 
Frank J. Hogeland, Gregory Lomonaco, 
Bernard F. Rizzo, and Anthony V. Rossi; 
MILLWRIGHTS James Joseph Cassidy, 
Anthony J. DiRocco, Vince S. Doyle, and 
Bernard Patrick Trefz; WHARF AND 
DOCK BUILDERS John Richard Brad- 
ley, Vito J. Capezio, Steven Robert 

Chamberlain, William Chamberlin, Ger- 
ald T. Cole, Steve D. Creelman, Thomas 
C. Finsel, Anthony J. Gordon, William 
C. Hummel, and Joseph V. Strike, Jr.; 
Antonius Allen, Francis P. Conroy, Jr., 
Thomas J. Phayre, and Michael E. 


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A huge "sunburst" table has wood 
grain designed in such a way as to 
radiate from the flat edge like a rising 
sun out to the rounded edges of the 
table. In one of the three assembly 
areas. Cabinet #1, #2 or #3 (a fourth 
cabinet is scheduled upon completion 
of the new addition currently under 
construction), a 29-foot elm burl table 
for a wealthy Middle-Easterner is 
under production, with a bubinga 
center, solid bubinga edges and stain- 
less steel inlay. Along the walkway sit 
colorful red, yellow and blue wardrobe- 
like sections ready for shipping to a 
children's hospital. 

Once the custom work is completed, 
whether it's for an attorney's office in 
NYC or a village church in the Rhode 
Island countryside, one or two L. 
Vaughn installation specialists make 
the trip with the craftwork, hiring local 
union workers if necessary to complete 
the installation. 

Probably the best word for the es- 
sence of the L. Vaughn plant is respect; 
there is a pervading atmosphere of 
friendly respect for each and every 
worker and craftsperson who help pro- 
duce the architectural art; and respect 
for a management that runs such a 
tight, well-organized, successful shop. 
Through cannon carriages in the Civil 
War to window pieces for World War 
II quonset huts to individual yet uni- 
form pews for a modern-day church, 
L. Vaughn has continued to produce 
quality craftsmanship for well over a 
century, and one can only guess that 
work from L. Vaughn may very well 
be clamored for for at least another 
century to come. 


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Georgine praised the executive 
board for working to reestablish and 
develop a relationship with union con- 
tractors through the Canadian Con- 
struction Association. 

Delegates agreed to have the execu- 
tive board approach all levels of gov- 
ernment to seek immediate action to 
stimulate construction activity and to 
create jobs for construction workers, 
specifically assistance with starting up 

stalled megaprojects like Alsands and 
Cold Lake in Western Canada. 

Citing large interest rates as at least 
a partial cause of the decline in con- 
struction work — up to 50% unem- 
ployed in some areas — delegates voted 
to urge the federal government to take 
immediate action to reduce interest 
rates to reasonable levels, therefore 
stimulating economic recovery. 

Other resolutions passed concerned 
calling upon all levels of government in 
Canada and their agencies to ensure 
that all construction work performed 
or financed by them is subject to public 
tender, so that work is made available 
to union construction workers; and 
continuing to press federal and provin- 
cial governments to work with con- 
struction unions to establish national 
standards of apprenticeship and train- 
ing for each trade. 

Quebec delegates urged the conven- 
tion to expel Quebec union members 
who have retained their affiliation with 
the Quebec Federation of Labor, a 
member of the Canadian Labour Con- 
gress; the request was turned down by 
convention delegates. 


Continued from Page 13 

"We do not want to reduce our wages 
or conditions and this is not the thrust 
of 'Operation Turnaround.' However, 
on the other hand, it doesn't help our un- 
employed members much to have a 
$15.00 per hour wage scale or more when 
there is no worl( available, and unless 
our fair union contractors can success- 
fully compete with their non-union com- 
petition there isn't likely to be any job 
opportunities for our members. 

"There are many aspects proposed in 
our 'Operation Turnaround' program, 
which we sincerely hope will help us to 
maintain the wages and conditions mem- 
bers like your husband have fought to 
establish and also maintain employment 
opportunities for them. I got the impres- 
sion in reading your letter that you felt 
this organization was somehow deliber- 
ately compromising the wages and con- 
ditions of our membership. I want to 
assure you that this is not the case! The 
truth of the matter is we are currently 
waging a battle for survival and we would 
very much like to have the continued 
support and cooperation of your husband, 
and in addition, we would also like your 
understanding and support. 

"If you have some further questions 
still unanswered or if we can be of assist- 
ance at anytime, please don't hesitate to 
let us know. You can be assured that 
General President Campbell and every- 
one else in the International Office is 
doing everything possible in cooperation 
with our local union and council officials 
to preserve the wages and job opportuni- 
ties for our construction members." 





The striking face of the Vaughan "Pro- 
Rocker" Wallboard Hammer is ground 
flush with the top of the blade. This 
unique design allows the user to strike 
nails close to comers without marring 
adjacent surfaces. This and other features 
of this tool reflect actual usage tests and 
requests from more than 200 professional 
"rockers" around the country. 

The head of the "Pro-Rocker" is angled 
to the handle for extra hand clearance, 
and the striking face is milled to produce 
a roughened surface on wallboard for 
good top-coat bond. 

The Vaughan "Pro-Rocker" is avail- 
able with 13'/i" and 16" handles. For 
more information: Vaughan & Bushnell 
Mfg. Co., 11414 Maple Avenue, Hebron, 
IL 60034. 


Bclsaw Planer 22 

Chicago Technical College 23 

Cliflon Enterprises 21 

Irwin Auger Bit 39 

Jensen Pea Shooter 39 

National Building Museum 34 

Vaughan & Bushnell 23 

A new Multi-Purpose Pocket Square 
has been developed by a member of the 
Brotherhood. Gregory Weeks of Granite 
City, III., a member of Local 633, has 
a patent pending on the multi-use tool 
that will eliminate the need for craftsmen 
to keep returning to the tool box as they 
progress on the job. 

The Pocket Square can perform all 
work required of the present-day com- 
bination square, plus the layout of circles 
up to 54". It also contains a protractor 
and can layout any whole angle of a 
circle, reestablish centers of circles and 
be used as a miniature framing square. 

The blade is 14" long and has an at- 
tached extension arm. It will lock into 
three positions; closed, 90° or 180°. The 
extension arm has a divided scale of 
inches and fractions. One scale of the 
arm when locked at 90° to blade cor- 
responds with a scale on the blade to 
form the miniature framing square for 
layout of steps and common rafters. 

The layout of circles can be performed 
by placing a pencil in a specially provided 
notch found at the end of the blade (A), 
using the specially designed combination 
center pinscribe (C) and placing into 
machined hole (B). The body is rotated 
360° to construct a circle from 1" up to 
28". By locking the extension arm into 
the 180° position and placing a pencil 
into provided hole (D), a circle up 54" 
can be constructed. 

Any degree of circle can be found by 
placing the body in various positions of 
the perpindicular center line of the circle, 
and the center of circles can be deter- 
mined with the aid of the specially formed 
area located inside the body portion of 
the tool. 

Weeks has constructed the tool in wood 
and is hoping to generate interest from 
a tool manufacturing company. 

If you have any comments or ques- 
tions, reply to: Multi-Purposc Square, 
P.O. Box 1092 NS, Granite City, 111. 

PLEASE NOTE: A report on new prod- 
ucts and processes on this page in no 
way consliliiles an endorsement or recom- 
mendation. Alt performance claims are 
based on statements by the manufacturer. 




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or 13 bits. You get the sizes you 
need, Vi to 1". Individual sizes 
to 1 Vi" if you prefer. Choice of 
Irwin's Speedbor^ "88" with hollowl 
ground point and Vi" electric drill 
shank. Or Irwin's solid center 62T 
hand brace type with double 
spurs and cutters. 

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is approximately 24 ' ' 
long with a 32 oz. 
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cushion hand grip. 

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Member Local 1780 
L^s Vegas, NV 




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JANUARY, 1983 


The Grass Is Hot 


Down The Road 

Stay Away Notices 

Is What You'll Find 

In Many Ateas. 

Help Your Local, Instead. 

iV^ANY OF OUR members are becoming 
desperate for work in this uncertain year of 1983. 

And they have a right to feel desperate. 

In some areas more than half of our construc- 
tion members are out of work. In most of the 
lumber and sawmill towns of the Pacific North- 
west, mills are lying idle, and our members there 
are wondering what they'll do when their unem- 
ployment benefit checks run out. Many have 
already run out. 

The U.S. Labor Department tells us that 16.4% 
of the nation's carpenters and other construction 
craft workers are unemployed. We can show the 
U.S. Labor Department areas of the United States 
where the unemployment rate for construction 
workers is double, even triple that. 

We have no way of knowing from day to day 
how many of our members are unemployed, but 
we can take a pretty accurate guess. We can tell 
you that at least one out of every ten members of 
our Brotherhood has already been idle for more 
than six months. We can determine this by looking 
at the number of arrearages. Then, if you take into 
consideration those members who are unemployed 
but who are still, somehow, able to keep in good 
standing with our union, you can be sure that the 
ratio of unemployed to employed members is 
more like one out of eight or one out of nine than 
one out of ten. 

Unfortunately, when many of our jobless mem- 
bers get into those desperate straits, where the 
benefit checks are running out and no other mem- 
ber of the family is working, they want to pull up 
stakes and head for a more promising part of 
North America. 

Let me tell these brothers and sisters, there is 
no promising area in North America in the year 
1983. The grass is not greener down the road. 

Some members are making long distance calls 
to distant locals and councils asking about job 

possibilities. Some are calling the General Office. 

Some were calling our Honolulu, Hawaii, local 
after the hurricane hit the islands a few weeks ago, 
hoping to find work in the disaster cleanup and 

Business Representative Walter Kupau of Local 
745, one of our biggest locals, had to tell the 
callers that his local union has more than 2,000 
members unemployed already and that there 
wouldn't be any work for outsiders. 

It used to be a general practice in the old days 
to post "stay-away notices" in certain communi- 
ties, warning outsiders that if they went to such 
and such a city looking for work, they'd find a lot 
of unemployed workers already there and no jobs 
available. It was a practice in those days for anti- 
union employers to advertise in out-of-town news- 
papers for workers in other cities, trying to lure 
them into their city with promises of big money 
and plenty of work. The purpose was, of course, 
to create a labor surplus, and thus, cut down on 
local wage demands and hire cheap labor. 

As a matter of fact, that's how the Davis-Bacon 
Law came to be. Back in the days of the Great 
Depression a contractor was bringing in cheap 
labor to New York State to build a federal building, 
even though there were local men out of work all 
around the building site . . . union members with 
decent wage standards and union working condi- 

It was during the administration of President 
Herbert Hoover. US Senator James J. Davis of 
Pennsylvania and Congressman Robert Bacon of 
New York, both Republicans, introduced legisla- 
tion to prevent the brokering of human lives 
through low-bid federal work. Bacon had traveled 
to his home district on Long Island, and he was 
outraged by what he found. The Veterans Bureau 
in Washington had let a bid to an Alabama con- 
tractor for the construction of Northport, N.Y., 
Hospital. It was a low bid, and government agen- 
cies were practically required in those days to 
accept the lowest bid regardless of its merit. All 
around the construction site in Northport were 
delapidated shanties housing low-paid workers 
from the South, who were getting slave-labor 
wages and performing substandard work. 

Bacon's temper mounted as he checked con- 
struction projects in other parts of New York and 
New England. He could not understand why a 
wealthy nation like ours would permit skilled 
workers to be exploited in this way. So he and 
Senator Davis jointly introduced what became the 
Davis-Bacon Act. For more than half a century 
this legislative act has helped to prevent the 
exploitation of construction workers. The Brother- 
hood supported Davis-Bacon when it was intro- 



duced, and it supports it today. It has been under 
attack in the courts and in the Congress many 
times, but it has withstood these attacks, because 
it is constitutionally correct. 

With this background, I think you can under- 
stand why — in trying times like we have in the 
1980s — Davis-Bacon is under strong attack again 
today. Almost every federal appropriation and 
construction bill introduced into the Congress last 
year had a rider or amendment tacked to it to 
eliminate Davis-Bacon protections. Labor fought 
these sneak attacks and fought them successfully. 

We have a responsibility to warn our members 
to stay away from certain areas, because employ- 
ers and contractors there are trying to destroy our 
union and every other union. There is no work 
there. There is no greener grass down the road. 

We have general representatives, task force 
organizers, and other people out in the field, 
traveling the highways of North America five days 
a week . . . and sometimes six days a week. We 
know from their reports what is going on in our 
industries from coast to coast. 

In similar times, during the 1890s and early 
1900s, our founder, Peter McGuire, and other 
early Brotherhood leaders used to meet incoming 
trains in certain cities and warn men who dropped 
off the trains with their tool boxes that there was 
no work in that town. The travelers had been 
fooled by low-pay bosses. The newcomers were 
told that all workers had to stand together against 
unfair bosses, and the newcomers got the message. 

Mark my word when I tell you that such times 
have returned to North America. Open shop con- 
tractors and so-called merit-shop contractors are 
taking advantage of today's depressed economy to 
break our union and every other union of skilled 
craftsmen, just as manufacturers and multinational 
corporations are trying to break unions in their 
industrial plants bv negotiating pay-backs and 
scheduling layoffs. Last year, big business was 
supposed to take some of the money gained 
through the Reaean tax cuts and put it into plant 
expansion and job-creating enterprises. T have vet 
to hear of a business firm that did this. Yes, Mr. 
Reagan carried out a Republican campaign pro- 
mise . . . but at what a cost to the nation! 

Back in the days of the American Revolution, 
one of our forefathers said that those were "the 
times that try men's souls." I want to tell you that 
that phrase bears repeating today. 

We have in our organization one of the nation's 
largest reservoirs of skilled manpower. It is being 
attacked by power-hungry, open-shop employers. 
It is also being plagued by cheap overseas manu- 
factured goods, which are undercutting North 
American industry. 

This is the time to come to the aid of your union 
and your fellow workers. Work with your local 
union against open-shop and merit-shop contrac- 
tors. Work with your city leaders to bring industry 
back home and keep it there. Don't hit the road 
for those greener pastures which aren't there. 

We're starting a new year, and we are resolved 
to stay our union course. We expect some economic 
progress to be stimulated by the new Congress. We 
don't think that's too much to ask. 

Much debate was given to labor legislation 
during the 97th Congress, but little action was 
taken which would benefit wage earners. The lack 
of action on jobs-creating legislation was particu- 
larly noticeable. As many of you know, a big 
funding bill to permit continued government opera- 
tions through the current fiscal year was sent to the 
White House without any public works job- 
creation riders, because the President threatened 
to veto the bill if it contained any wording to create 
jobs! Well, he had his way. It was a case of keep- 
ing the federal government operating or not. 

Labor's going back to Capitol Hill, this month, 
to try to get federal action on unemployment. We 
expect every UBC member to back us in our 
efforts . . . and to strengthen our campaign by 
working for a strengthened economy in every city 
and state and province. 


General President 


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

Address Correction Requested 

Non-Profit Org. 



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Unifed Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 

February 1983 

Founded 1881 -^i^^ 


The Victims of Recession 'S, 

Remember the 
Hoovervilles of 
the 1930s? 
in the 1980s 






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


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


Sigurd Lucassen 

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Washington, D.C. 20001 


Anthony Ochocki 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

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John S. Rogers 

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Washington, D.C. 20001 


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Washington, D.C. 20001 


William Sidell 


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In sending in the names of mem- 
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120 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 

Second District, George M. Walish 

101 S. Newtown St. Road 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 

Third District, John Pruitt 
P.O. Box 624 
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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, Paul Johnson 
Room 722, Oregon Nat'l Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
5330-F Power Inn Road 
Sacramento, California 95820 

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

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1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 0G3 

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John S. Rogers, Secretary 

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Hoovervilles, Reaganvilles 

Local Union Services for the Jobless 



Putting People Back To Work, Congressional Priority 6 

Operation Turnaround, A Progress Report 8 

Fight For My Union? Damn Right I Would! _ 11 

Labor Surplus Areas in the United States 13 

Reflections on M. A. Hutcheson 15 

Copley Place, Boston : 16 

Outside Workers Coping With Cold Weather 28 

Solar House Built by Chicago Apprentices 28 

Court Bars Regulations Weakening Davis-Bacon Act — - 30 


Washington Report 

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The headlines in the Wall Street 
Journal describe the situation: "Home- 
less Northerners Unable to Find Work 
Crowd Sun Belt Cities" . . . "They 
Gather in Tent Towns and 'Cardboard 
Camps'; Scavenging for Survival." 

The pictures on our cover, are of 
displaced unemployed workers and 
their families camped on public ground 
just outside Houston, Texas. As the 
sign in the lower picture indicates, this 
is a dead end for many jobless families. 
Their unemployment compensation is 
exhausted. Welfare agencies can only 
handle so many cases. 

It all harks back to the days of the 
Great Depression of the 1930s — half 
a century ago — when President Her- 
bert Hoover and the Republicans, de- 
spite the stock market crash, promised 
prosperity "just around the corner." 
Instead the American people got bank 
closings, bankruptcies, breadlines, soup 
kitchens, and what came to be called 
Hoovervilles — clusters of shanties 
ringing our major cities, as jobless 
workers waited in despair for the 
promised prosperity. 

"I swear it's like the 'Grapes of 
Wrath' around here," says the director 
of Houston's Travelers Aid Society. 
During the past year the agency has 
seen 22,000 transients, mostly from 
Indiana, Ohio arid Michigan. — Photos 
by the Houston Chronicle. 

NOTE: Readers who would like addi- 
tional copies of this cover may obtain 
them by sending !iOi in coin to cover 
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CARPENTER. 101 Constitution Ave.,'., lyashingion. D.C. 20001. 

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What else will we find just around the corner in 1983? 

The message does not seem to 
be getting through to the White 
House in Washington, but almost 
12 million Americans are out of 

Millions of them exhausted their 
unemployment benefits months ago; 
they've been evicted from their 
homes, had their cars repossessed, 
and are now crisscrossing the country 
looking for work, food and shelter. 

Not since the mass economic dis- 
tress of the 1930s — which drove the 
nation's destitute into shantytowns 
called Hoovervilles — have so many 
jobless workers found themselves in 
such dire straits. 

It brings back tragic memories of 
a half century ago for many union 
members — "riding the rails" in 
search of work, soup kitchens, 
knocking on back doors and porches 
and asking "the lady of the house" 
if she has any kind of work or a 
meal till you reach the next town. 

In recent months, scores of 
American cities, particularly those 
in the southern states, the Sun Belt, 
have found themselves invaded by 
jobless workers and their families 
seeking employment. The US Con- 
ference of Mayors says thousands 
of families have been evicted from 

their homes and are living in cars, 
campgrounds, tents and rescue mis- 
sions. Its survey notes that federal 
welfare programs that once would 
have kept such families afloat have 
been sharply cut back. It also points 
out that more of the nation's "new 
poor" will spill onto the streets in 
the weeks ahead, after the 26 
weeks of their unemployment bene- 
fits expire. 

It is a situation that is affecting 
towns and cities across the country, 
even though the daily newspapers 
and the broadcast media have given 
the situation little attention. In some 
cities, the number of layoffs has 
been so great that the news cannot 
be ignored, but in major cities like 
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, 
and Washington, D.C. it almost 
seems like business as usual. Only 
The Wall Street Journal, in a com- 
prehensive, front page story, Novem- 
ber 12, seems to have taken an ac- 
curate measure of the growing news 
story of 1983. 

In New York, the city's five public 
shelters for the homeless are now 
jammed with 3,700 people, accord- 
ing to The Wall Street Journal, and 
they cannot accommodate more. In 

'Golden Parachutes' for Jobless Executives 

When workers lose their jobs in the aftermath of a corporate take- 
over, they line up at the unemployment office. 

But when top corporate executives end up on the losing end of a 
merger battle, they are likely to float gently to earth on a "golden 
parachute." That Wall Street expression gained notoriety during the 
recent takeover fight among four corporate heavyweights — Bendix, 
Martin Marietta, United Technologies and Allied. 

In the midst of the battle, the top officials of the two initial contenders, 
Bendix and Martin, voted themselves five-year contracts with their 
current six-figure salaries and side benefits intact in case they "lost" by 
being bought by the other company and got fired. 

These "golden parachute" employment contracts have been mushroom- 
ing in the recent years of "merger mania," billion-dollar corporate shoot- 
outs which don't create a cent of new wealth except for a few lucky 
stockholders. And they certainly don't create any jobs for workers. — PAI 

Detroit, a new 45-bed shelter was 
filled the first night it opened. 

Nowhere is the situation so shock- 
ing as in the Sun Belt. The Travelers 
Aid Society in Houston, Tex., has 
tried to help 22,000 transients from 
Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and other 
states during the past year. 

Because of all the stories of big 
oil money in the Southwest the job- 
less are streaming into "the promised 
land" hke the Okies streamed into 
California from the Dust Bowl dur- 
ing the 1930s. 


Some Sun Belt cities have been 
issuing "stay away" notices. The 
director of the Tulsa, Okla., Cham- 
ber of Commerce, says, "Don't come 
here. We don't have jobs." For 
many, however, the message doesn't 
reach them in time. Tulsa, last 
month, had several thousand tran- 
sients stranded in campgrounds or 
under bridges. 

According to The Wall Street 
Journal, "Downtown Denver has 
filled up with so many homeless 
people that they have begun over- 
flowing into the prosperous suburbs 
of Lakewood and Arvada." Even in 
smaller oil towns like Abilene, Tex., 
which has a population of 104,000, 
there may be as many as 5,000 
people living in tents, abandoned 
buildings and cardboard boxes. 

Some cities are closing down pri- 
vate shelters, hoping the homeless 
will move on. In some areas, the 
transients have had to pack up 
and hit the road when the local 
sheriff and his deputies moved in. 

In some cities there seems to be 
little compassion for today's eco- 
nomic refugees. According to one 
welfare worker, "A lot of churches 
will help their own people, but they 
aren't able to help outsiders." 


One church agency in Houston 
told a jobless worker and his family 
from New York's Long Island, that 
if they were foreign refugees they 
might have federal funds to help 
them; otherwise, they'd have to go 
somewhere else. 

The problem is particularly acute 
in some areas because local welfare 
assistance is limited to "unemploy- 
ables", and most homeless adults, 
regardless of their circumstances, 
are ablebodied and considered em- 
ployable. Furthermore, the home- 
less can't even get food stamps be- 
cause they don't have local ad- 

"It's a horrible Catch 22," says 
a professor of social work at the 
University of Texas. "Many of these 
homeless people are half-starved, 
yet they aren't ehgible for stamps." 

Some of the homeless survive by 
scavenging garbage bins in the backs 
of fastfood chains and supermarkets. 
Others sell their blood at $7 to $10 
a pint . . . and these are not 
alcoholic derelicts but desperate, job- 
less workers. 

The situation has caused some 
transient parents to turn their chil- 
dren over to county welfare agencies, 
we are told. 

"It really pulls at your heart to 
see these parents give up their kids 
in order to provide a better life for 
them," says a young man who runs 
a child welfare emergency shelter 
in Houston. 

"I got two little kids," he told the 
panel. "And the httle one said to 
me — ^Angel said, 'Daddy, we'll make 
it.' " 

Bragg said he later found Angel 
writing a letter to President Reagan, 
telling him about the suicide at- 
tempt. Bragg intercepted the letter. 

I asked her why she wrote it, he 
said, and she rephed: "Well, Dad, 
ever since that man has been in 
office, you ain't worked." And that, 
Bragg added, is "the God's truth." 

Bragg told the panel that Ronald 

More Than 
10 Million 
Try to Make 
Ends Meet 

bank operated by 45 Steel- 
workers locals in western 
Pennsylvania got a boost with 
90,000 pounds of Maine pota- 
toes donated by the growers 
association in a "gesture of 
solidarity" with the nation's 
unemployed. Florida growers 
also donated over 40,000 
pounds of onions. The produce 
was shipped to USWA in 
Pittsburgh where it was picked 
up by the local unions. 

Friess, president of the Steelworkers 
local at Crucible, sent a telegram to 
Reagan telling him that 5,000 work- 
ers were losing their jobs at the 

Bragg said Friess, who was in 
the hearing room, got a reply from 
the White House which said, "This 
matter is not one of over-riding in- 
terest to this Administration." 

On October 15, one week after 
steelworker Bragg testified, the 
Crucible mill shut down. 

Continued on Page 4 


Congressmen and senators have 
heard some of these tragic stories of 
the jobless. 

"I took a gun to myself. I pulled 
the trigger ... I either moved my 
head — I don't remember. I'm sorry 
for doing it because I thought it was 
a quick way out of this": his voice 
choked with emotion, a steelworker 
unemployed since July 1981 — the 
start of the Reagan Recession — 
described to a Congressional com- 
mittee how he almost killed himself 
with his .30-.30 hunting rifle. 

The steelworker, Albert Bragg, 
33, of New Cumberland, W.Va., 
described the despair he felt over 
not being able to find work after 
losing his job at the Crucible Steel 
Plant in Midland, Pa. 

THEY WAIVr JOBS, NOT WELFARE— A/ort- than 20.000 of Chicago's 
unemployed braved 26-degree temperatures to apply for 2.S00 full-time and 
1 ,000 part-time jobs being offered by the city stemming from the new federal 
gasoline tax. The StO-mitlion program will provide jobs for only 10 weeks, but 
Mayor Jane M. Byrne said she hopes to find a way to continue the program. 
A lottery basis will be used to determine who gets the jobs. 



The Administration's 
Jobless Facts 
Are Often Wrong 

Continued from Preceding Page 

Others appearing before the con- 
gressional Joint Economic Commit- 
tee told similar grim tales. 

Harry Hicks had eight and a half 
years in at a Chevrolet plant in 
Flint, Mich. The plant, which once 
employed 5,000 workers, is down 
to 2,600. Hicks, a member of Auto 
Workers Local 598, was laid off a 
week before last Christmas. He has 
a wife and three kids, a mortgage, a 
car on which he cancelled the insur- 
ance, and his extended jobless bene- 
fits ran out in January. 

Donald Booth of Glen Rock, Pa., 
had over eight years with Bethlehem 
Steel. A member of Steelworkers 
Local 24, he has been laid off almost 
all of the last 18 months. "I don't 
know what to tell my kids about 
why I can't buy food sometimes," 
he said. "I don't know what to tell 
them when they ask me why they 
can't have new shoes. I go out and 
try to find work. I can't find work." 

Nolan Anderson, a United Auto 
Worker Representative at a General 
Motors plant in Baltimore, appeared 
with his wife, Cheryl. "We have it 
bad, my family," Anderson said. 
"There's 4,000 other people that 
have been off down there for 16 
months. They have it bad, too." 


Asked if people want to work, 
Anderson said he certainly thought 
so, adding: "We've lost our homes, 
families have split up, children have 
left — a multitude of problems that 
come from no income, that come 
from making $20-30,000 a year and 
then a year after you're laid off, you 
have nothing, no place to turn to." 

Ida Hines, a social science teacher 
in Baltimore and a member of the 
Teachers union, said she never had 

been unemployed before. After 15 
years in the school system, last May 
she received a layoff notice; at the 
same time, she learned her daughter 
had multiple sclerosis. The head of 
the household, with four children, 
she is without a job and without 
health insurance and finds it "very 

These are real people, the "new 
poor" created by the millions by 
President Reagan and his oldfangled 


As unemployment soared over 
10% in October and 11.3 million 
were listed as jobless, a US Labor 
Department official told the Joint 
Economic Committee of the Con- 
gress, "I wish they wouldn't pay so 
much attention to this number." 

President Ronald Reagan's unfor- 
gettable advice to those 11.3 million 
was "Hang in there." And, visiting 
Peoria, 111., during the recent po- 
litical campaigns where the jobless 
rate was 15%, including 20,000 
workers out on the streets at the 
Caterpillar Co. alone, the President's 
equally memorable adviced to the 
unemployed voters was, "Be patient." 

When the White House recently 
proposed that the Congress tax job- 
less benefits. Presidential advisor Ed 
Meese remarked that "when unem- 
ployment benefits end, most people 
find work very quickly." 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirk- 
land had this to say about that: 
"Well, his facts are wrong, and that 
in itself is not a particular novelty. 

"Since July of 1981, five milhon 
people have exhausted their un- 
employment benefits beyond the 
standard 26 weeks without finding 
work; one million people have ex- 
hausted the extended and supple- 
mental benefits. 

"They are not out of work be- 
cause they don't want to work. 
Every time you see a couple of jobs 
advertised, you'll find a line forming 
of hundreds or thousands of people 
competing for those jobs, wanting 
those jobs, staying in fine all night 
to try and get a shot at those jobs. 

"What more telling evidence is 
there of the desire of people to 

Local Union Services 
For Tlie Jobless 

It is quite possible that a member 
may never need liis union quite so mucli 
as wlien lie is unable to pay his dues — 
that is, when he is unemployed. 

While the demoralizing effects of un- 
employment may be academic or remote 
to the employed member, it is all too 
real for the union family without a pay- 
check. Despite the ultimate goal of full 
employment, the hard fact remains that 
some involuntary unemployment always 
exists, regardless of the level of pros- 
perity. In terms of its unemployed mem- 
bers, your union has stated clearly its 
poUcy position: "The trade union move- 
ment has a responsibility to the unem- 
ployed non-dues-paying member." 

The first step for a local union to take 
in assisting its jobless members is the 
establishment of Community Services 
Committees within the local union and 
the local central labor body. 

Functions of the Community 
Services Committee 

The basic function of a Community 
Services Committee is to assist union 
members with their off-the-job health and 
welfare problems. Such problems range 
from medical services to family counsel- 
ling to severe financial responsibilities. 
The role of the Community Services 
Committee is to know where com- 
munity welfare agencies are located and 
how to use them. Essentially, then, the 
community services program is a referral 

Organizing a Local CS Committee 

Although a Community Service Com- 
mittee is a valuable asset year-round — 
through times of disaster, strike, and 
unemployment — in the event a local 
union facing large layoffs has no Com- 
munity Services Committee, the first step 
is to appoint such a committee. There 
must be an organized channel, some 
central apparatus, through which the 
local union's efforts can be coordinated. 

Once the CSC Committee is established 
its first action should be twofold: 

(a) To determine the extent of the prob- 
lem and the specific needs of those 
laid off. 

(b) To train union counsellors. 

The CSC Committee's first effort 
should be directed toward obtaining a 
complete picture of the number of unem- 
ployed and, if available, the nature and 
expected duration of the shut-down. In 
addition to obtaining information about 
its own membership, it would be helpful 
if the committee met with local state 
employment officials to determine the 
extent of total community unemployment. 
Sound planning and action must be based 
on the facts. 

In its search for the facts, CSC Com- 
mittee members will also want to know 
the specific problems unemployed mem- 
bers have and are encountering. For 
example, have members faced difficulty 
or excessive red tape in qualifying for 
unemployment benefits? What percentage 
of claims have been ruled ineligible? 
Continued on Page 32 




The US Supreme Court has ruled that the 
National Right to Work Committee violated federal 
election laws by the method it used in soliciting 
funds for candidates it supported. 

The court's unanimous ruling overturned a 1981 
federal appeals court decision and supported the 
position of the Federal Election Commission. The 
FEC's position was backed by the AFL-CIO in a court 

The so-called Right to Work Committee, whose 
aim it is to outlaw the union shop, had maintained 
that everyone on its mailing list was a "member" of 
the organization who could be solicited for its 
political action committee. 

Under federal election law, a non-profit corpora- 
tion such as the Right to Work Committee, may 
solicit only its active members. 

The Supreme Court ruled that those on the R-T-W 
Committee's mailing list were not members in the 
usual sense of playing a part in its operations, elect- 
ing its officials, or exercising any control over 

The AFL-CIO had said in its brief that unless the 
Supreme Court overturned the appeals court, non- 
profit corporations would be able to use their funds 
to solicit political contributions beyond the bound- 
aries set by Congress for unions and business firms. 

The Supreme Court ruling upholds an earlier 
ruling by a federal district court, which had levied 
a $10,000 fine for the R-T-W Committee's violation. 

AFL-CIO Special Counsel Laurence Gold noted 
that the R-T-W Committee has filed many charges in 
recent years, "usually groundless," against other 
organizations for alleged election law violations. 


The nation's factories operated at 67.8% of 
capacity in November, the lowest rate in the 34 
years that records have been kept, the Federal 
Reserve Board reported recently. 

The half-point decline in factory use from the 
October level corresponded with a 0.4% drop in 
industrial production in November. 

Primary processing industries operated at 
65.4% of capacity; advanced processing industries 
at 69.1 % of capacity, and materials industries at 
66.7% of capacity. 

The Federal Reserve Board said, "After a rela- 
tively flat period during the summer, total manu- 
facturing utilization has declined somewhat faster 
in recent months, mainly as a result of sizable 
production cutbacks by industries manufacturing 
business equipment, and autos and trucks." 


It could be 1985 before the nation's unemploy- 
ment rate returns to its pre-recession level of 
7.5%, according to a panel of leading private 
economists. Their projections are consistently 
gloomy on unemployment, but uniformly optimistic 
on inflation. They expect the jobless rate to peak 
at between 10.5% and 12%. 

"Certainly 11% [unemployment] cannot be 
ruled out by the end of the year, or early next year. 
The economy is not improving," says Georgia 
State University economist Donald Ratajczak. 
Allen Sinai of Data Resources, Inc., predicts the 
peak will be 10.5%, with firms slowly adding to 
their workforces as sales pick up early next year. 


Union officials enjoyed their biggest laugh of the 
new year reading the Washington Journalism 
Review, a prosperous magazine which is dedicated 
to keeping the local and national press truthful and 
honest. What highly amused the labor people was 
a supplement titled "The 1983 WJR Directory of 
News Sources for Editors, Reports and Researches." 
An introductory note expresses the hope that "you'll 
find this directory useful in your pursuit of more 
complete and accurate reporting." Under "Labor," 
the directory carried one — yes, only one — news 
source: the National Right To Work Legal Defense 


Postal rates for non-profit mailers, including our 
union and Carpenter magazine, rose January 9, but 
less than what they would have under a Reagan 
Administration proposal. The lame-duck Congress 
voted to include some $789 million in the continuing 
budget resolution to allow the US Postal Service to 
maintain a lower rate schedule for non-profit 

After Congress acted, the USPS board of gov- 
ernors announced second- and third-class non-profit 
rates would only go up one step of the phased rate 
increase system and would remain at that level 
through the end of the fiscal year. 

A year-long effort was waged on Capitol Hill by 
the AFL-CIO, the International Labor Press Associa- 
tion and other nonprofit organizations against the 
Administration's proposal that would have gutted 
the subsidy to the postal service and resulted in an 
immediate doubling of current non-profit rates. 


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Kottr General Office, shown in the 
circle at lower left, above, in this 
recent picture of Capitol Hill in 
Washington, D.C., is keeping a 
close watch on current legislation 
in the Congressional hopper as it 
applies to US workers and the 
economy. To the right of the 
Capitol (in the big circle} are the 
House office buildings, and to the 
left, the Senate office buildings. 
The Supreme Court and the 
Library of Congress are beyond 
the Capitol. 

Air Photographies, Inc. 

Putting People Back to Work 
Must be Top 
Congressional Priority 


Congress Urged to Shape Emergency Program to Create Jobs 

Congress must step in immediately 
with effective jobs programs — includ- 
ing $10 billion in federal grants for 
community development projects — to 
halt the spread of human suffering 
caused by the Reagan Recession, the 
AFL-CIO declared at Senate hearings. 

"It is clearly in the economic and 
social interest of the nation to put 
Americans who are able and willing 
to work into productive jobs which 
generate taxes, produce useful com- 
munity services and community im- 
provements, and stimulate the econ- 
omy in communities with high unem- 
ployment," Federation Research Di- 
rector Rudy Oswald told a Senate sub- 
committee studying federal job pro- 

Job creation is a moral, social, polit- 
ical, and economic imperative, Os- 
wald stressed. Unemployment gener- 
ates tremendous social losses, which 
include physical and mental illness, 
family disorganization, social aliena- 
tion, and crime, he added. 


Furthermore, the loss to the econ- 
omy is staggering, Oswald observed. 
For every one million jobless workers, 
the country foregoes the production 
of nearly $100 billion in goods and 
services and the federal treasury loses 
$30 billion. 

Oswald noted that a year ago, the 
federation proposed $5 billion for pub- 
lic service jobs. But the deepening 
recession and mounting unemployment 
has created the need for $10 billion to 
fund the program, he said. 

Twelve million Americans — nearly 
one out of every nine workers — are 
now jobless and seeking work, accord- 
ing to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
The number is even higher if those 
who have simply given up the search 
for a job are counted. Millions more 
are working only part-time because 
full-time work is not available. 

"The economic outlook is that un- 
employment will still be as severe a 
year from now as it is today," Oswald 
said. "Job opportunities must be made 
available to unemployed men and 
women who cannot find jobs in the 
private sector. This means there must 
be direct, targeted and adequately 
funded large-scale public employment 

Oswald said the AFL-CIO is urging 
Congress to enact three major jobs 
programs: community development 

supplemental jobs, accelerated public 
works, and low- and moderate-income 
housing construction and rehabilita- 
tion. These programs would be de- 
signed to meet public needs and to 
provide simultaneously job opportuni- 
ties for large numbers of today's job- 
less, he said. 

Community development supple- 
mental jobs should be a new program 
that puts people to work in traditional 
local governmental jobs financed by 
federal funds, Oswald said. The jobs 
would be one-year temporary jobs in 
services traditionally performed by 
local government but not being per- 
formed because of recession-induced 
budget constraints. 

"In every community, there is work 
to be done that is vital to that com- 
munity's economic health and public 
well-being, but which has been ne- 
glected," he said. Examples of needed 
community repair and service activi- 
ties include security guards for schools 
and housing projects, increased staff 
support for adult and juvenile correc- 
tional facilities, park and streams 
cleanup, weatherization of public 
buildings and low-income homes, 
patching potholes and other minor 
road repair. 

Accelerated public works could be 
another effective jobs program, just as 
it has in previous recessions and the 
Great Depression, Oswald said. 

"America's infrastructure is rapidly 

deteriorating and seriously holding 
back economic progress," he said. 
"Public investments have fallen far 
behind in providing basic support fa- 
cilities critical to private-sector jobs, 
investment and productivity, like 
roads, bridges, water and sewer sys- 
tems, transportation and port facili- 

The new highway program is just a 
beginning in addressing the problems 
of the infrastructure, he said. A new 
accelerated public works program 
should be quickly enacted by Con- 
gress, he added. 


Housing is essential to the anti-re- 
cession job-creation effort, Oswald 
emphasized. Congress needs to expand 
existing housing programs and enact 
new programs to both meet the na- 
tion's housing needs of low- and mod- 
erate-income families and provide jobs 
for the unemployed. 

Oswald stressed that these job-crea- 
tion programs are only part of the 
federation's overall program to pull 
the economy out of the current reces- 
sion. The program includes an effective 
monetary policy and an effective trade 
policy, both of which can make sig- 
nificant contributions to job creation 
and economic recovery without addi- 
tional expenditure of public funds, he 

'There's Work To Be Done.' 


Combat the Open Shop 
through Operation Turnaround. 
We must stay competitive 
without lowering our standards. 


Despite the economic distress of the 
Northeastern States, the local unions and 
councils of District 1 seem to be making 
the most significant construction member- 
ship gains, according to the latest pro- 
gress report of the UBC Organizing 

Though the gains were slight when 
compared to conditions before the Rea- 
ganomics recession. Organizing Director 
James Parker indicated that increases in 
membership , among construction locals 
in three New England States and 
New York offset losses among industrial 

members in this area, which has been 
plagued with plant closings. The states 
in District 1 showing gains in a 1982 
year-end report included Maine, Massa- 
chusetts, New Hampshire, and New York. 
There were gains in six other US 
states and in two Canadian provinces 

IOWA Fields A Massive Team 
For Operation Turnaround 

Operation Turnaround was recently 
introduced in Iowa. Through the efforts 
of Ora Owen, Jr., secretary-treasurer of 
the Iowa State Council of Carpenters, 
a general assembly of the executive com- 
mittees of all local unions and district 
councils, and fulltime officers, business 
representatives and organizers, was held 
in Des Moines. The assembly was held 
on a Saturday and was attended by more 
than 100 local union and district council 

General Executive Board Member 
Leon Greene opened the business session 
of the assembly with a general explana- 
tion of Operation Turnaround. He enum- 
erated the past progress and future needs 
that will keep the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters in a front-runner position as 

the leader of the Iowa labor movement. 

Task Force Representative Walter 
Bamett conducted the program. The 
audio-visual presentation with audience 
participation was well received. Each area 
showed an unusual amount of enthusiasm 
for the Operation Turnaround program. 
Audience participation had to be held in 
check, as there were more volunteers 
than there was subject matter, according 
to Bamett. 

With the assistance of the task force 
representative. Operation Turnaround is 
being instituted by Secretary-Treasurer 
Ora Owen, Jr., and to date, more than 
half of the local unions and district 
councils in Iowa have an active Opera- 
tion Turnaround program underway. 

Twelve groups were briefed on Operation Turn- 
around at the Des Moines assembly. Their pictures 
are shown at right. For identifications of the 
individual team memb'ers, turn the page. 

|irTT~'^wj'T!Tn™TT?fit7rrfi||m''' c 

despite current economic conditions, 
Parker reported. It has become evident 
that Operation Turnaround, the special 
program launched last summer to combat 
open-shop conditions in the construction 
industry, is taking effect. 

Late last month, General President 
Patrick J. Campbell sent a letter to all 
Operation Turnaround task force repre- 
sentatives, urging them to continue their 
work at an unrelenting pace in 1983. 

He told the task force representatives, 
"There is no doubt that current economic 
conditions had an impact on our organiz- 
ing opportunities and membership trend 
in 1982, but the fact remains, we continue 
to lose good contractors to the open-shop 
movement and consequently suffer loss 
of job opportunities for our members. 
We must arrest and reverse the situation 
in 1983, and I am counting on you to 
help lead this turnaround." 

"Progress Report 

A general assembly of officers and executive committees of local unions and district 
councils from throughout the State of Iowa was held in Des Moines. 

Operation Turnaround is designed to 
make UBC construction members and 
union contractors more competitive with 
non-union and so-called merit shop con- Kenneth Conley, organizer, at left above, makes notes in his Operation Turnaround 
tractors by stressing quality construction Guidelines booklet. At right above. Leon Greene. 5th District Member of the General 
methods, relaxed work rules, and union- Executive Board, speaks to the assembly. Seated to his right is Organizer Waller 
management cooperation. Barnett. 

Kentucky UBC Leaders Join Open-Shop Turnaround 

Construction business representatives from throughout the 
State of Kentucky assembled, last fall, for a briefing on 
Operation Turnaround and for steward training William 
L. Sims, state council secretary, called the meeting. He was 
assisted by Anthony Ochocki, who was then 3rd District 
Board Member and is now Second General Vice President, 
and by Organizer Walter Bartzett. 

Participants included, first row, seated, left to right: 

Turnaround in French 

Representatives of two local unions in New Brunswick — 
Local 1023, Dalhousie, and Local 1264, Bathurst — came 
together recently to form an Operation Turnaround task 
force in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Their training 
program marked the first time that the French language was 
used to instruct local union leaders in combating the 
open shop. 

General Representative Guy Dumoulin was the instructor. 
He was assisted by Task Force Representative James Tobin. 

Shown in the group are, front row, from left: Clement 
Johnson, Henri Audet, Jean Guy Savoie, Armenie Pitre, 
Leo M. Gagnon. Back row, from left: Jim Tobin, Denis 
Methot, Jean Guy Savoie, Tony Wared, Ward, Lionel 
Blanchard, and Guy Dumoulin. 

Business Reps. Robertson, Watrous, Johnson, Lyon, and 
Steffen. Second row, left to right, Barnett, Hammonds, 
Moseley, Keown, Troutman, Burchett, Rideout, Allgier, 
Garrison, Fox, Richardson, Brumley, Cordle, Erb, Knapp, 
and Smith. Top row, left to right. Muster, Stallings, Craig, 
Hawkins, Phelps, Seay, Secretary Sims, and Second General 
Vice Pres. Ochocki. The picture at right shows Vice President 
Ochocki, center, in a group discussion. 

Iowa Turnaround 
Teams Identified 

See Page 8 


' Front row, left to right, John Schantz, 
Rick Hanna, Tom Verry, Shawn Webb, 
Barry Kucera, James Christensen. Back 
row, Walter Barnett, Leon Green , Kal 
Kennedy, Norm Wemer, Norbert Heiman, 


BOARD—Standing, left to right. Task 
Force Representative Walt Barnett. Fifth 
District Board Member Bill Salter, Jim 
Slebiska. Dick Howland, Mark Mueleuburg, 
John Bilstau, Tom Pearson, Leon Greene, 
Roland Smith, Harold Summey, Bob 
Schaffer, Bob Adair, and Nooks Ivanovich. 

2 LOCAL 678— From left to right, bottom 
^ row, Robert Shrimpton, task force orga- 
nizer ; Pete Meekan, recording secretary ; 
James Flogel, business representative & 
financial secretary ; William Hartman, 
president ; Mike Shetland task force orga- 
nizer ; James Widmeyer, trustee. Back row, 
from left, Leon Greene, 5th distirct board 
member ; Walter Barnett, task force orga- 
nnzer ; Al Winter vice president ; Harry 
Knobb, treasurer; Dale Miller, trustee; Cleo 
Kruser, warden ; Marv Schultz, trustee. 

4 MILLWRIGHTS LOCAL 2158— Front row, 
left to right, 5th district general executive 
board member Leon Greene, Robert Mayes, 
Fred Larson, Paul Raun, Dave Power. Back 

row, left to right, Mike Shotland, task 
force organizer ; Homer Loghry, Doug 
Banes, general representative Walter 
Barnett, Everett Jacobson, Stuart Mesmer, 
Martin O'Boyle, Robert Shrimpton, task 
force organizer. 

left to right, James Flogel, trustee ; Ora 
Owen Jr., secretary-treasurer Walter Bar- 
nett, task force organizer ; and Leon Green 
5th district board member. Back row, 
Norbert Heiman, trustee; Gene Judge, 
president; and Allan Anderson, trustee. 


First row, left to right, Dusty Price, James 
Flogel. Gyinn Hughes, Tom Verry. Kal 
Kennedy, Leon Green, John Kirth, Marty 
O'Boyle. Second row, left to right, Bill Fox, 
Walter Barnett, Roger Carlson, Jim 
Slebiska, Gene Judge. Alan Anderson, Ken 
Comley, Tom Person, Doug Banes, Ora 
Owen. Third row, left to right, Norbert 
Heiman, Fred Yates, Jim Christensen. 
Norm Wemer, Frank Garcia, Everett 

CARPENTERS LOCAL 1835— Front row, 
left to right, task force representative, Mike 
Shotland, 5th district board member Leon 
Greene, task force representative, Robert 
Shrimptin, Leroy Meeks. Back row, left to 
right, task force representative, Walter 
Barnett, Ted Schuler, John Keith, Terry 

SIOUX CITY LOCAL 948— Front row, left 
to right, Mike Gill. Mike Shotland, Leon 
Greene, Robert Shrimpton, Jerry Anderson. 
Back row, left to right. Walter Barnett, 
Fred Yates, John Bunch, Max Godfrey, 
Rick Heineman. 





Front row, left to right, Joe Adams, Melvin 
Kennedy, Frank Garcia, Leon Green, 
Clarion Sampson. Back row, left to right, 
Don Argeata, Walter Barnett, Allan 
Anderson, Robert Shrimpton, Mike Shot- 

LOCALS 1463 & 400— Bottom row, left to 
right, Kenneth Comley, Dusty Price, Dale 
Hinton, task force organizer, Mike Shot- 
land, 6th district representative Leon 
Greene, Top row, left tor right, Homer 
Loghry, task force organizer, Walter 
Barnett, task force organizer, Robert 


row, left to right, 5th district general ex- 
ecutive board member, Leon Green, Terry 
Russell, James Marker, Tony Lorenzen, 
Gwyn Hughes, James Scott, Harlan Thom- 
sen, Larry Cook. Middle row, left to right. 
Bill Fox, Jack Woods, Henry Keating, 
general representative, Walter Barnett, 
secretary, Marie DePaepe, Eugene Judge, 
Ron Ross. Larry Peterson, Billy Aringdale. 
Back row, left to right, Roger Carlson, 
Kenneth Roeder, Don Hansen, Keith Luck- 
ritz, Hans Hunecke, Dave Dalrymple. 

SIOUX CITY LOCAL 948— First row, left 
to right. Pat Boyle. Charles Peterson, Jim 
Agostine. Second row. Ken Comley, Doug 
Swanson, John Bunch, Mike Gill, Ricky 
Heinemann, Jerry Anderson. Third row, 
Fred Yates, business representative. Local 
948 ; Walter Barnett, Task force repre- 



^Tight for my union? 
...Damn right I wouW* 

"Fight for my union? Damn 
right I would." These are 
the words of Bob Pemper- 
ton, above, Ship Workers 
Local 24, Baltimore, Md., 
expressed in a COPE film 
of the same title. 

The film is available 
through your international 
union, state AFL-CIO or for 
rental through AFL-CIO 
Film Division, 815 16th St., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20006 (Phone 202 637-5153). 

Mt was a long and brutal fight to build 
our unions — struggle, sweat, sacri- 
fice, blood, courage . . . and more. 

We faced the open shop campaigns, 
the American Plan, the company 
goons and spies, the scabs, the yellow 
dog contracts, the police, the strike- 
breaking court injunctions — the massed 
power of the richest employers in the 

And finally, we won . . . 

Only to learn the struggle never 
ends . . . 

We learned it from passage of the 
Taft-Hartley Act in 1947 . . . from 
the Landrum-Griffin Act in 1959 . . . 
from the formation of the National 
Right to Work (for less) Committee 
in 1955 and from the massive support 
it gets from business and industry 
(among its founders were leaders of 
the extreme right wing John Birch 
Society) . . . from the constant attacks 
on unions by major national business 
associations, the National Association 
of Manufacturers, the US Chamber 
of Commerce, the US Industrial 
Council, contractors groups and 

Now . . . today ... a stepped up 
assault from the forces that always 
opposed workers and their unions: 
The corporations, their associations, 
the right-wing union-haters, the pro- 
fessional union-bustcrs — all together 
in a joint attack against our unions 
and our contracts . . . where we work 
and where we vote. 

They're determined to restore "the 
good old days" of the employer as 

So, after all the struggle to move 
ahead, can they turn back the clock? 
Will more American biisinessmen go 
back to the industrial stone age . . . 
like J. P. Stevens? 

Far-fetched? Not in today's Amer- 
ica? Judge for yourself. 

The National Association of Manu- 
facturers, father of "right to work (for 
less) laws," originator of the union- 
smashing open shop campaigns and 
American Plan of the past, represent- 
ing thousands of employers — it sets 
up a Council on Union Free Environ- 
ment. Claims it's not a union-busting 
organization. Who's the NAM kid- 
ding? What else can "Linion free" 
mean but "Get Rid of Unions"? 
Here's how the NAM explains the 
council's goals: 

"We see no need for a third parly 
to come between employer and em- 

We battled to build 
our unions. Nov/ we 
must fight again to 
keep them, because 
we've learned now . . . 
it will always be a 
struggle. Today's is {ust 
one more battle in a 
long, long war. It did 
not start this year. It 
will not end this year. 
But it must be fought 
this year and for many 
to come . . . for it is 
forced upon us by our 

Fight for your union. 
Thousands have . . . 
and because of them, 
millions of Americans 
enjoy a better life, 
more opportunity and 
security for their fam- 

In other words, they don't want 
anyone else — like a union — standing 
up to the employer. In their world, 
the boss must have the absolute right 
to set wages and hours . . . health 
coverage, if any; pensions, if any; paid 
vacations, if any. 

Together with the NAM: The US 
Chamber of Commerce and the US 
Industrial Council, both bitter-end foes 
of workers and their unions for dec- 
ades . . . plus other business, industry 
and contractors associations. 


Leiping do their dirty work . . . 
some slick $500 a day professional 
consultants running high-priced semi- 
nars to teach all the legal — and some- 
times illegal — ways to bust a union 
and unionists' jobs to thousands of 
major employers. One of these em- 
ployers could be yours. 

Here's what they hear straight from 
the horse's mouth, professional union- 
busting consultant .Mfred DcMaria: 

"In a union decertification campaign, 
management can't write an anti-union 
speech, but you can tell a loyal em- 
ployee how to write one. Don't tell 
such an employee, 'I want you to file 
a decertification petition'. Just tell him 
he has a right to file. Don't tell him 
you will pay for his going to the 
NI RB, but wink at him so that he 
knows you will make it up." 



Peril in Pofi'fi'ces, Too 

So, there is peril for union members 
at the job site . . . 

And in politics, too: 

Corporate political action commit- 
tees — hundreds of them — more than 
$25 million to pour into elections . . . 
a gold mine for political foes of work- 
ing people. 

(Add to that the Supreme Court 
now telling corporations there is no 
limit to their use of corporate treasury 
funds for political purposes. What do 
you think this would mean in a state 
"right to work for less" fight or for a 
right wing anti-union candidate?) 

Helping out the corporations . . . 
union-hating right wing groups with 
millions of dollars of their own to dole 
out to anti-worker candidates . . . plus 
real know-how, real organization, and 
millions of followers hyped up by a 
constant flow of wild anti-union pro- 

One of these groups . . . the Na- 
tional Right to Work (for less) Com- 
mittee. Its goal and that of all the 
union-busters: A national compulsory 
open shop law. 

They like the fact that annual in- 
come in open shop states averages 
$1,000 per person less. That's $4,000 
a year less for a family of four. 

They want to make it possible for 
workers in all 50 states to earn less. 

Many industries are 
developing brigades of 
professional strike- 
breakers and/or se- 
cretly training manage- 
ment personnel to do 
workers' lobs at schools 
set up specifically for 
such purposes— all to be 
ready in case of a 
strike. In many cases, 
with access to profes- 
sional scabs and 
trained management 
personnel, businesses 
deliberately provoke a 
strike. This has been 
particularly true in the 
printing industry for 
years , . . but it is 
spreading now like a 


^Good Old Days^ 

The major business associations, 
right wing leaders and groups and 
professional union-busters are trying 
to bring back "the good old days." 
Following are a few notes on what 
their "good old days" mean: 

• Open shop drive of early 1900s 
cut union membership nationwide by 
more than half. Leaders: National 
Association of Manufacturers, con- 
tractors and metai industries and their 

• American Plan of post-World 
War One— led by NAM and US 
Chamber of Commerce — enlisted 23 
national industrial associations plus 
1665 local chambers of commerce in 
nationwide union-busting campaign. 
Typical quote of the time from 
American Plan sponsors: "There is 
no need for labor unions. No benefit 
or advantage will accrue to anyone 
except union leaders. . . ." Another: 
"Every man ought to work out his 
own salvation and not be bound by 
the shackles of (union) organization." 

• Yellow dog contract became 
common, spelled out by A. M. Gloss- 
brenner, president of Indiana Manu- 
facturers Association, state affiliate of 
NAM: "We will not employ any indi- 
vidual in any part of the plant who 
does not sign an individual contract 
in which it is expressed that he is 
not and will not become a member 
of a labor organization. . . ." 

• LaFoIIette Committee findings — - 

Senate Civil Liberties Committee, 
chaired by Sen. Robert LaFoIIette 
(Wise), issued report covering 1933- 
1937 based on extensive hearings into 
industrial repression of workers. Dis- 
closed ruthless efforts by employers 
to smash unions through espionage 
and strong-arm tactics. 
— Found 2,500 leading corporations 

hired company spies, stool-pigeons 
and other agents. 

— Records of just three "security" 
agencies that served corporations 
showed 3,871 "operatives" planted 
among workers in key industries. 
Some infiltrated unions. Some even 
became union officers. 

— One group of companies spent 
nearly $10 million for spies, scabs, 
weapons and ammunition. LaFoIIette 
Committee found these detective 
agencies hired hoods and gangsters. 

Following is from brochure of 
Bergoff Industrial Service, one of 
worst of strike-breaking, head-bashing, 
company spy detective agencies, used 
widely by employers in the 1920s 
and 1930s. 

PARTMENT— This department is 
composed of men possessing natural 
leadership qualifications ... to coun- 
teract the evil influence of strike 
agitators and the radical element. . . . 


— Our undercover department is com- 
posed of carefully selected people . . . 
who furnish accurate information on 
the movements and contemplated 
actions of their fellow employees. 

MENT — This supplies all classes of 
competent mechanics and workpeople 
to keep the wheels of industry moving 
during a strike. 


— Composed of big, disciplined men 
with military or police experience, for 
the protection of life and property." 

(One such group protected life and 
property so well in October 1933 at 
a steel plant in Ambridge, Pa., they 
shot 15 fleeing strikers, killed one, 
gassed hundreds.) 

Let's not kid ourselves ... all of 
us ... we have to ask: What if the 
smear works? What if the unthink- 
able happens, if our enemies beat us 
and beat our unions at the job site 
and at the ballot box? What does it 
mean to every one of us who works 
to live? 

We lose our contracts. We lose our 
unions. We lose our rights and pro- 
tections on the job. We lose our dig- 
nity. We lose our security . . . and our 
family's . . . our wage and benefit 
standards . . . and everything else 

union members have won over years 
of struggle . . . and sacrifice. 

In Congress, we kiss off job safety 
laws, programs to create employment, 
any hope of tax fairness, or of new 
trade and import policies that will 
create American jobs rather than 
destroy millions of them, or programs 
to build housing that working families 
can pay for, or decent, affordable 
health care for every American. 

We could even kiss off our jobs . . . 
for the first to go would be good 
union people. 



Articles in the Albuquerque, N.M., Journal, left, and the Las Cruces, N.M., 
Sun-News, right, described for readers the many elements of the Brotherhood's 
traveling exhibit. 

'Building America' Exhibit Goes West 

"Building America," the Brotherhood's 
historic photographic exhibit, continues 
to be a hit in areas all over the country. 
Tucson, Ariz., is the host city for the ex- 
hibitJanuary 17-February 14:on February 
16, the exhibit opens at the Chris-Town 
Mall in Phoenix, Ariz., on display 

through March 14 in that city. 

Ten of the largest shopping malls in 
California — from San Francisco to San 
Diego — will be sites for the e.xhibit this 
spring and summer. Arrangements for 
these showings are being made by the 
California State Council of Carpenters. 

Construction Foreman Receives Largest 
Back-Pay Award For Unsafe Scaffold 

A Wichita, Kan., construction fore- 
man will receive the largest individual 
back-pay award to date in settlement of 
a worker discrimination complaint filed 
with the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration in 1980, the Labor De- 
partment announced. 

The US District Court for the Dis- 
trict of Kansas has ordered Hahner, 
Foreman and Harness, Inc. to pay more 
than $32,000 to former employee Wayne 
Kidd and reinstate him as a cement 
finisher foreman. 

Kidd was fired on Jan. 16, 1980 by 
the Wichita, Kan., commercial and res- 
idential general contractor when he 
refused to remount a scaffold which he 
believed to be unsafe. The scaffold had 
malfunctioned twice before Kidd's re- 
fusal to work on it, and he had com- 
plained each time to the project super- 
intendent. Kidd subsequently contacted 
OSHA which investigated the case and 
sought redress through the court. 

Under the 1970 Occupational Safety 

and Health Act, OSHA may investigate 
and take to court any case involving 
alleged discrimination or discharge action 
taken against employees for exercising 
their rights under the Act. 

The court judgment, dated Dec. 30, 
1982, may be appealed by Hahner, Fore- 
man and Harness, Inc. within 60 days. 
It grants Kidd back-pay from Jan. 16, 
1980 until Dec. 31, 1982 and orders his 
reinstatement by the company to his 
former position of cement finisher fore- 
man with all mention of his termination 
expunged from his employment records. 

The back-pay award totals $43,471.75 
less interim pay of $10,928.28 for a net 
award of $32,543.47. In addition, 
Hahner. Foreman and Harness, Inc. 
must post a copy of the court order in 
a conspicuous place at each of the com- 
pany's jobsiles for a period of not less 
than six months. The firm is enjoined 
from violating the discrimination provi- 
sions of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act. 

Labor Surplus Areas 
In US Total 1,316 

The US Department of Labor has 
classified 12 additional areas in 10 states 
as "labor surplus" because of high unem- 
ployment. Employers in such areas are 
eligible for preference in obtaining fed- 
eral procurement contracts. 

The additions, effective January 1 
through May 31, 1983, bring the total 
number of labor surplus areas to 1,316. 

The Department designates such areas 
to give potential government contractors, 
located where unemployment is highest, 
preference in bidding on government con- 
tracts. The aim is to put a portion of the 
government's procurement dollars into 
areas where people are in the most 
severe econom.ic need. 

The newly classified labor surplus areas 

Alabama — Balance of Jefferson County 

(county less Birmingham City) 
Connecticut — Bristol City 
Illinois — Henry and Mercer counties 
Massachusetts — Fitchburgh City 
New Hampshire — Sullivan County 
North Carolina — Columbus and Iredell 

Ohio — Balance of Summit County 

(county less Akron City) 
Rhode Island — Pawtucket City 
Tennessee — Madison County 
Wisconsin — Manitowoc County 

The initial list of labor surplus areas 
for the current 12-nionth period (June 1, 
1982, through May 31, 1983) was an- 
nounced May 28. To have been included, 
an area's average unemployment rate 
during 1980 and 1981 must have been at 
least 20% higher than the national 
average jobless rate during the same two 
years. Because the national rate averaged 
7.5'";- during those years, an area must 
have had an unemployment rate of 9.0% 
or higher during the reference period to 
have been included in the listing. 

Areas that did not meet the qualifying 
rate for 1980 and 1981, such as the 12 
newly added jurisdictions, can later be 
classified as labor surplus on the basis of 
exceptional circumstances. Such areas 
must have experienced a sudden increase 
in unemplo\mcnt in recent months which 
is not temporary or seasonal in nature 
but results from such unforeseen circum- 
stances as plant closings, natural dis- 
asters, contract cancellations, and so 

The complete list of current labor 
surplus areas is contained in .Xrea Trends 
in Fmployment and Unemployment, a 
monthly publication of the Department 
of Labor's Employment and Training 
Administration. Area Trends is available 
on subscription for $26 from the Super- 
intendent of Documents. Government 
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. 



Delegates to a Building Trades legislative conference 
in Washington, D.C., listened attentively as Maurice 
Hutcheson discussed Congressional action. 

Hutcheson with Col. Edwin "Buzz" 
Aldrin, Jr., in 1969, as the astronaut 
thanked the Brotherhood for its part in 
putting men on the Moon. Aldrin praised 
union workmanship in the space program. 

Below, Hutcheson signs a 
UBC agreement with the 
Plumbers. With him was the 
late president of the 
Plumbers, Peter Schoemann. 


Hutcheson as a young 
man, just beginning his 
career as a leader of 
organized labor in the 
footsteps of his 
illustrious father. 

Willard Wirtz, US Secretary of Labor under President John 
Kennedy, center, with Hutcheson and Plumbers President 
Schoemann at a Washington luncheon in 1962. 

US Senator from 
Alabama, John Spark- 
man watches as our late 
General President trowels 
a tier of bricks at the 
dedication of a housing 
project in Mississippi. 

Above, General Treasurer Charles 
Nichols, left, and the late AFL-CIO 
President George Meany, right, with 
Hutcheson at his retirement dinner in 
1972. On an earlier occasion, below, 
Hutcheson with Postmaster General 
Arthur Summerfield and Letter Carriers 
President William C. Doherty. 

The late Governor Nelson 
Rockefeller joins Hutcheson 
in congratulating Board 
Member Charlie Johnson at 
a New York dinner in his 


Reflections on 


Some thoughts about the man who led the Brotherhood 
for two decades . . . from fellow officers and associates. 

"Quiet . . . decisive . . . compassionate 
... a builder." These and many other 
descriptive words have been applied to 
General President Emeritus Maurice 
Hutcheson in the weeks since his death 
on January 9 at the age of 85. 

A host of labor and civic leaders who 
knew him and worked with him through 
the years have shared with us their recol- 
lections of this great, departed leader of 
the United Brotherhood. 

M. A. Hutcheson served as general 
president of the UBC from 1952 to 
1972. His service to the North American 
labor movement goes back more than a 
half century. He was a vice president of 
the AFL-CIO and of the AFL-CIO Build- 
ing and Construction Trades Department. 
He played an active role in the merger 
of the AFL and CIO in 1955 and served 
for many years as chairman of the federa- 
tion's standing committee on social 

He passed away on January 9 at Lake- 
land Memorial Hospital in Florida fol- 
lowing a heart attack. He and his late 
wife, Ethel, are to be interred in a family 
plot in Indiana. 

General President Patrick J. Campbell 

led the tributes to the late president 
emeritus with this eulogy at the Heath 
Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, January 12: 

"We gather here today to pay our re- 
spects to an individual who was the only 
bona fide living legend many of us will 

"Maurice Hutcheson served this great 
Brotherhood of Carpenters for 69 years, 
following his initiation on May 7, 1914, 
as a member and officer. 

"This giant followed comfortably in 
the footsteps of another giant, his father, 
William L., who was initialed June 11, 
1902, and served as General President. 
As a matter of fact, for 57 glorious years 
this Brotherhood was headed by the 
father and son. 

"Maurice was proud of this Brother- 
hood. He built and set a practice to have 
this Brotherhood directed by properly 
trained men who could step into a posi- 
tion as needed. And as the years went 
by, Maurice proudly watched the per- 
formance of the individuals he had ap- 
pointed and helped train. 

"Maurice was a big, quiet man. But 

long before the present E. F. Hutton 
television commerical, it was common 
knowledge among the officers and mem- 
bers of innumerable unions that when 
Hutcheson spoke, everyone listened. 

"His word was his bond. Once given, 
it was never broken. 

"I could speak, as many here today 
could speak, of his dedicated life — to his 
country during World War I and sub- 
sequently as an unpublicized counsellor 
of perhaps six Presidents in the United 
States; to the trade union movement and 
its working people generally; but partic- 
ularly, his dedication to the Brotherhood 
he loved so deeply. 

"I could speak of his many accomplish- 
ments in behalf of organized labor during 
his distinguished service as a member of 
the AFL-CIO Executive Council; as chair- 
man of its Social Security Committee and 
other of its committees; and as a Vice 
President of the Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Department. But, I would 
rather recall such things as the testi- 
monial dinner on the occasion of his 
retirement when Ethel stole the show 
with her remarks about retirement. 

"And I guess that brings me to what 
I really want to say — this is not a sad 
affair but actually one that should ex- 
hilarate us in the knowledge that Maurice 
and Ethel are now together. 

"In our prayers we surely will have 
our faith strengthened and our hopes 
raised by the remembrance of these 
sweethearts of the ages." 

Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL- 
CIO, and Thomas R. Donahue, secre- 
tary-treasurer, called Hutcheson "a model 
of strength and resolve." They told our 
General Officers: 

"We share with the Carpenters a sense 
of loss in the death of Maurice Hutcheson. 
. . . Brother Hutcheson's many achieve- 
ments and contributions to the Car- 
penters, the Building and Construction 
Trades Department, and the Federation 
will be long remembered. His role in the 
merger convention and his participation 
on the AFL-CIO Executive Council are 
but two examples of his great dedication 
to the principles of trade unionism. He 

Continued on Page 32 

Front the top. General President Patrick 
J. Campbell and Secretary Emeritus R. E. 
Livingston, center, with Hutcheson at a 
recent UBC convention. Next, AFL- 
CIO President Lane Kirkland with 
Hutcheson. Below that. General Secretary 
John S. Rogers with the General 
President Emeritus at the 1978 General 
Convention. Finally, L. M. Raflery, 
President Emeritus of the Painters, left, 
and Dr. John Dunlop, former Labor 
Secretary, right. 




One bright spot 

in. the 




The 9.5 acre land and air rights site contains the major 
Boston interchange of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Amtrak, 
Conrail, and rapid transit railbeds, as well as major urban 
thoroughfares. The picture below shows excavation work as 
the project got underway. 

Sometime in 1983, a big, new complex of office 
buildings, stores, and hotels, all union constructed, 
will become a part of downtown Boston. Called 
Copley Place, it is in the midst of many city land- 
marks — the Boston Common, the Prudential 
Center, the Waterfront. 

The complex will include, when completed, 
Marriott and Westin Hotels, a Neiman-Marcus 
department store, restaurants, a theater, offices and 
residential accommodations. It's a multi-million 
dollar project which has offered employment to 
many UBC members in the Boston area during the 
past two years. In the summer of 1 98 1 it employed 
five gangs — 30 to 35 piledrivers — under contract 
with Carter Piledriving Corporation. This year 
J. F. White Contracting Co. of Newton, Mass., 
employed about 20 UBC members at a time. There 
has been a $10.4 million tile job for Metropolitan 
Boston Transit. 

Copley Place's four mid-rise office buildings 
oifer 845,000 square feet of Class A leasable area, 
the largest floor plates in Boston, and a panorama 
of the city from their top floors. There is a 10-story 
atrium surrounded by office balconies in the 

The project has had its share of engineering 
marvels. Sixty concrete mixers delivered 3,300 
cubic yards of concrete to the Westin Hotel site 
for one of the largest single-day pours in New 
England construction history. 

The Westin Hotel is due for completion in July; 
the retail units in August and September; the office 
buildings in October; and the Marriott Hotel in 
May, 1984. 


From a model of Copley Place, opposite page, an artist 
has created the rendering above, which shows the finished 
project as it wilt eventually look in an aerial photograph 
of the area. The Prudential Center is at left, foreground. 

Some 4,238 reinforced 
concrete piles have been 
driven below the site to sup- 
port turnpike ramps and 3.4 
million square feet of build- 
ing structure. Piledrivers 
with hardhats, lower right, 
are dwarfed by the big piles. 

The innovative slip form 
technique was employed to 
construct the 414-foot tower 
core of the Westin Hotel in 
just 60 days. The walls rose 
as much as a foot an hour 
as the concrete was poured 
into the form visible at the 
top of the tower. 

The Carpenter 

Rough leather and denim with carpenters in 'em, 

And eight hours of know-how for sale 

Plumb bobs and levels and uncommon bevels 

And hammers for driving their nails 

Razor-edge hatchets and wrenches with ratchets 

And tools for impossible tasks 

Woodbutchers supply 'em : yes, we have to buy 'em 

But nobody bothers to ask. 

They look down their noses and they step on our toes 

And they whip us with ten-dollar bills. 

Take a minute to rest while you're catching your breath, 

And they'll give you a look that can kill. 

They don't care a damn that you're only a man 

Not a patented working machine, 

But if you want to eat, you accept the defeat 

And keep nailing down somebody's dream. 

It's feast or it's famine; I don't understand 'em. 

They think that we've all got it made. 

It's stop and it's hurry and in between worry. 

Eat high on the hog and then beg. 

Unwanted vacations and bad situations 

They're part of the carpenter's name. 

It's hard to conceive anyone can believe 

That we're ridin the old gravy train. 

With elbows and knuckles and kneecaps and muscles 

We give 'em the sweat they demand. 

We bow and we skip to the ten-dollar whips 

That they hold in their lily white hands. 

Through summers and winters with blisters and splinters 

And fingers all battered and torn 

We're out on the jobs with our thing-a-ma-bobs, 

And somehow we weather the storms. 

In mud that's a foot deep or super bad concrete 

They always want more than you've got. 

There's no time for nursin' a body that's hurtin' 

And no time for watchin' the clock. 

On towering pitches or down in the ditches 

The routine is always the same. 

Somebody's wailin' and somebody's nailin' 

And somebody's prayin' for rain. 

No Johnny-Come-Latelys our titles are stately 

We're proud of the carpenter's mark 

Tliough we may be spoiled, our history is royal. 

More ancient than old Noah's ark. 

On the pages of time through the dust and the slime 

We've been changing the face of the earth. 

When we're covered with sod we'll be measured by God, 

And He knows what a carpenter's worth. 

— Allen E. Johnston, Local 1752, Pomona, Calif. 



"Now that I have direct deposit, I'm not 
so popi/lar with the boys anymore." The 
"rip off" lioodliims don't have a chance. 


If you receive checks 
from the US government, 
this may be the best way 
to protect them 

Many retired and disabled members of 
the United Brotherhood receive US gov- 
ernment checlcs of one type or another. 
Widows and widowers of former UBC 
members receive Social Security checks. 

Today, unfortunately, there are people 
who rob mail boxes, snatch purses, pick 
pockets, and otherwise "rip off" checks 
from such recipients. 

Direct Deposit may be the best pro- 
tection against such crimes. 


Direct Deposit is a Government pro- 
gram that allows recipients to have their 
Federal recurring payments sent directly 
to the financial institution (bank, mutual 
savings bank, savings and loan associa- 
tion or credit union) of their choice for 
deposit to a personal checking or savings 

Payments covered by the Direct De- 

posit Program include: Social Security, 
Supplemental Security Income, Civil 
Service Retirement, Railroad Retirement, 
Veterans Administration Compensation 
and Pension, Air Force active duty and 
retirement. Navy retirement. Army re- 
tirement. Marine Corps active duty and 
retirement, and Federal Salary. 


The benefits of Direct Deposit fall into 
the following two categories: 

Safety — The danger of mailed checks 
being lost, stolen or delayed in delivery 
is eliminated since payments are sent 
automatically to recipients' checking and 
savings accounts by electronic funds 
transfer. It also eliminates the possibility 
of checks being destroyed or forged. 
Recipients have the security of knowing 
that their funds are available for use at 
the opening of business on the payment 

Convenience — Recipients no longer 
need to stay at home and wait for the 
mailman to deliver their checks. Direct 
Deposit eliminates the trip to deposit or 
cash their checks and the subsequent 
wait in a long teller line. 


A recently completed Cost/Benefit 
Study indicates that financial institutions 
are realizing a 72% savings by receiving 
an item by Direct Deposit versus over 
the counter. 

Plus, Direct Deposit represents a profit- 
able market for the financial community 
through dependable deposits, increased 
account balances, reduced lobby traffic 
and increased use of other services. 


Since 1976, more than 500 million 
payments have been issued via this 
method. And not a single one lias been 
lost! In contrast, over one million checks 
are reported lost, stolen or misplaced 
each year. 

Nearly 50 million people are eligible to 
receive their payments by Direct Deposit; 
however, only 15 million are currently 
participating in the program. The 
Treasury's goal is to have 80% of all 
eligible recipients enrolled in the pro- 
gram by 1990. This will reduce Govern- 
ment spending by more than $100 million 


They take their next check, award 
letter or medicare card to the financial 
institution of their choice — a bank, credit 
union, or savings and loan association. 
That organization will help them fill out 
the authorization form and give them a 
copy. Within 60 to 90 days the payment 
will begin going to the recipient's finan- 
cial institution. General information from 
the government will be mailed directly 
to the recipient at home. 


Nutrition therapy is 
beneficial at any stage of 
alcoholism. Take a good 
look at the family diet. 

Does a drinker's diet have anything to 
do with why they drink? According to 
the United States Department of Agricul- 
ture report, "There is evidence with rats 
that a craving for alcohol can result 
from a chemical imbalance created by 
inadequate diet. Switching to a well- 
balanced diet was accompanied by a re- 
duction in alcohol consumption." 

"That's fine for alcoholic rats," you 
may say, "but what about humans?" 
Nutritional experts report that "Nutrition 
therapy had been demonstrated to be 
beneficial at any stage of alcoholism. In 
fact, the physical and emotional improve- 
ment which occurs will bring many 
alcoholics into such groups as Alcoholics 
Anonymous that would or could not have 
made this move without nutritional as- 

Because nutritional deficiencies can 
play a part in many of the health prob- 
lems which may plague alcoholics, such 
as anemia, skin and digestive problems, 
nerve and mental disorders, improving 
nutrition is important in overall health. 
A higher risk of developing certain cancers 
appears to be associated with anemia and 
malnutrition. What's more, liver damage 
and the liver needs adequate amounts of 
is particularly prevalent among alcoholics, 
vitamins, protein and other nutrients to 
function normally. Although findings in- 
dicate that enough alcohol can adversely 
affect the liver even without malnutrition, 
the ill effects of alcohol on the livers of 
experimental animals were greater when 
their diets were severly deficient in pro- 

If you or anyone in your family has 
a drinking problem, it's well worth taking 
a good look at your family diet. A well 
thought-out, balanced diet, in addition to 
what ever other measures are taken, can 
add to the health of the drinker as well 
as that of the rest of the family. 

Make your calories count by trying to 
keep highly processed foods and snack 
items high in refined sugar OUT of your 
shopping cart. Ask you physician about 
supplements, especially B complex, cal- 
cium and magnesium. Also, consult your 
physician to see if tests for low blood 
sugar are in order. Testing in alcoholics 
suggests that as many as sevently percent 
or more may have low blood sugar. 

Don't let what you don't eat drive you 
to drink. 

— American Physical Fitness Research 
Institute (APFRl) 





"White finger" is a disease caused by long-term 
exposure to vibrating power tools such as chain 
saws and pneumatic drills. A National Research 
Council scientist recently recommended improved 
exposure standards to protect the estimated 
500,000 Canadians who risk the disease. 

Tony Brammer of the NRC has been investigating 
the hazards of prolonged hand-arm vibration since 

"Perhaps 100,000 people may be suffering from 
early symptoms of this disease in Canada," 
Brammer said in an Ottawa interview. 

Symptoms often take years to develop and begin 
with a whitening of the fingertips, sometimes but not 
always accompanied by a tingling, pins-and-needles 
feeling or numbness. The ability to hold objects or 
work with the hands decreases as the disease 

The cause seems to be overstimulation of nerve 
ends which sets off a hypersensitive reaction in the 
hands, the NRC scientist said. Blood vessels con- 
tract, interrupting the flow and leading to a loss of 
feeling. With enough exposure, nerves, joints, bones 
and muscles can be affected. 

At greatest risk from "white hand" or vibration 
syndrome are loggers who daily use chain saws, 
Brammer said. But anyone who regularly works with 
grinders, polishers, chipping tools or pneumatic 
hammers, chisels and drills is at risk. Approximately 
500,000 Canadians operate hand-held power tools 
in their jobs. 

Brammer would like to see higher standards to 
eliminate all vibration hazards. Setting higher volun- 
tary standards as an initial step would encourage 
manufacturers to make safer tools and serve as a 
guide for workers. 

A safe vibration level — permitting a lifetime of 
exposure for workers — might be that of an electric 
drill used by hobbyists, Brammer said. But chain 
saws tested by the NRC which met of the Canadian 
Standards Association had vibrations three to seven 
times higher. 

In Canada, only in British Columbia are the 
standards recommended by the CSA confirmed by 


The federal government is doing something to 
ease unemployment this winter, says Employment 
and Immigration Minister Lloyd Axworthy. Such 
programs include $300 million allocated to special 
job creation, a $1 billion training program and the 
use of Ul funds for work sharing and job creation. 


Employment and Immigration Minister Lloyd 
Axworthy has ruled out any immediate changes to 
the Unemployment Insurance (Ul) program. How- 
ever, Axworthy said that exceptional circumstances 
required the Canada Employment and Immigration 
Commission to take more factors into account this 
year in determining premium rates for 1983. The 
Commission normally has a range of choices from 
which to select the premium rates to be charged, 
such as maintaining relative stability in premium 
rates from year to year, avoiding excessive cumula- 
tive surpluses or deficits, and other principals of 
sound financial management. 

Axworthy met with representatives of labour and 
management to find ways of financing the Unem- 
ployment Insurance program costs and to discuss 
the program's impact on the current economic 
downturn. The major theme of the discussion was 
how to increase premium rates to offset the deficit 
without impeding economic recovery. Because of 
higher than expected unemployment levels, the 
commission chose a rate nearer to the lowest range 
of options. 

Effective January 1, 1983, employees will pay 
$2.30 in premiums for each $100 of their insurable 
earnings, up from $1.65 in 1982. Employers will pay 
a basic premium of $3.22 per $100 of insurable 
earnings, up from $2.31 in 1982. 


According to a Gallup Poll released the end of 
last year, one-third of Canadian adults are directly 
affected by unemployment or have other members 
of their families laid off. The national breakdown 
has 13% directly affected by unemployment, while 
20% said it affected members of their families. By 
age, the proportion of those directly affected or with 
other members of their families experiencing 
unemployment was: for those aged 18 to 29, the 
total was 44%; from 30 to 49, a total of 29%; aged 
50 and over, 28%. 


Vacation pay, wages in lieu of notice and other 
payments received on lay-off no longer affect 
unemployment insurance benefits. Since last, 
September, the money received will not be con- 
sidered earnings nor will it be insurable for Ul. 
Under former regulations, such payments delayed 
or reduced benefits. The change is not retroactive 
to cover layoffs which occurred earlier in 1982. 
Unions across the country have been pressing the 
government for this change. 





. . . 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: 

: ?». -«■ 


Hob McKarns, 
left, receives his 
Ohio Conservation 
A ward from 
Robert W. Teater, 
director of the 
Ohio Department 
of Natural Re- 


Ohio's Conservation Achievement 
Award recently went to UBC member 
C. Hobart McKarns, Local 1581, Napo- 
leon, Ohio. McKarns was among 14, 
including recently retired Ohio Gov. 
James Rhodes, to be honored in 1982. 

Many of the other honorees are in 
professions involving conservation, while 
McKams is just involved as a "sideline". 

McKarns has been an active member 
of the Williams County Conservation 
League for 40 years, serving as an in- 
structor for the hunter safety course for 
18 years. He has written an outdoor 
column for his local paper for 17 years, 
and been director of the Ohio Writers 
Association for three years. 

One of McKams interests over the past 
30 years has been the acquisition of the 
Lake La Sue Ann area as a state park. 
After working with others in the area 
and state on the project, realization of 
their goal came in November, 1981, when 
the area was dedicated as a state wild- 
life area. 


Patti Pretty, daughter of Ralph and 
Shirley Pretty, is the 
proud recipient of a 
Heritage LO.D.E. 
University Scholar- 
ship, and was in- 
cluded in the 1982 
Ontario Provincial 
Council Ted Jackson 
Bursary Award. 
Ralph Pretty is presi- 
dent of Local 1592 
in Sarnia, Ont. 


A member of Local 569, employed at 
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. at Pascagoula, 
Miss, has been named "Shipyard Workers 
Of The Month" Aboard USS Scott. 
Insulator Evie Mothershead accepts a 
letter of appreciation from Commander 
H. V. Maixner, Commanding officer, USS 
Scott {DDG 995). The USS Scott is the 
third of the four Kidd (DDG 993) Class 
guided missile destroyers to return to 
Ingalls for an overhal and refurbishing. 

Scott established the "Worker of the 
Month" program to recognize the out- 
standing efforts of Ingalls employees 
working aboard the ship. Mothershead 
has been a member of Local 569, and has 
worked at Ingalls, for eight years. 


Alaska State AFL-CIO President Jim 
Robison has been appointed state com- 
missioner of labor by Governor William 
Sheffield. Robison, 52, has been president 
of the state federation since October 
1981. He was formerly business manager 
for the 8,000-member Alaska District 
Council of Carpenters. 

Phillips and Tennessee Award 

This picture of Jack G. Phillips is un- 
usual. In fact, any picture of Phillips is 
rather unusual, for according to fellow 
members in Local 345, Memphis, Term., 
Phillips rarely stops long enough to have 
a picture taken. He's too busy teaching 
people about safety and life-support. 

For the past 34 years, by millwright 
Phillips' instruction, work places and 
everyday lives of thousands have been 
made safer. Parts of the Heimlich Ma- 
neuver came from Phillips, who intro- 
duced it a few years earlier. His water- 
front safety designs are used all over the 
world. He has traveled the globe show- 
ing others how to use the Emergency 
Communication System of his own inven- 
tion. And his Phillips Method of remov- 
ing a foreign object in the throat has 
been written up in the International 

In recognition of his devoted service, 
Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander 
recently awarded Phillips one of Ten- 
nessee's highest honors, Tennessee's Out- 
standing Award for Achievement. 


Mrs. George Enoch of Ladies' 
Auxiliary 180, Amarillo, Tex., reads a 
"Happy Birthday" card from Local 665, 
Amarillo, Tex., and a letter of congratula- 
tions from General President Pat 
Campbell, acknowledging Mrs. Enoch as 
a charter member of Auxiliary 180, and 
a continuous member for 55 years. Mrs. 
Enoch was born on December 11, 1882, 
a year after the Brotherhood was founded. 



One Member's Struggle 
Against Physical and 
Governmental Infirmity 

Adapted from a story by 

Patty Beutler, staff writer, 

the Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Neb. 

When Paget's disease, a disabling 
bone affliction, started taking its physical 
toll on Bob Knapp, the veteran carpenter 
put his brains to work for Willard Com- 
munity Center. 

Now the center is returning the favor 
by dedicating its $250,000 addition to 
Knapp for the 5,000 volunteer hours he 
spent coordinating the building project. 

Knapp, a member of Local 1055, Lin- 
coln, Neb., for 34 years, was recently 
honored with the announcement of a Bob 
Knapp Day, and a dedication ceremony 
attended by Lincoln Mayor Helen 

Three years ago, Knapp, then a Car- 
penter's foreman with Olson Construction 
Co., discovered he had Paget's disease. 
The incurable ailment forced him to put 
away his carpenter's tools after 31 years 
in the trade. 

Although he has been confined to his 
bed for a good part of the last two 
months, the 6-foot, 250-pound foreman 
spent much of the past IV2 years direct- 
ing volunteer crews on the three-floor 
accessibility and restoration project in the 
old school building that once served as 
a city recreation center. The addition 
houses both an elevator and an enclosed 

"He's come out on days when he feels 
like heck," Mrs. Knapp observed. But 
when he's able to get out and do things, 
he does. 


Keeping busy is Knapp's antidote to 
pain, says his wife. "Medicine doesn't 
touch the pain at all," she said. 

"He has to do something to keep his 
mind occupied. He's been a very active 
man. He's not one who likes to sit down 
and quit," she adds. 

As the bone disease has progressed, 
outings have been less and less frequent. 

Knapp, 55, was often in pain when he 
worked at the center, but he always saw 
that the workmen had everything they 
needed, bricklayer Joseph Zuerlein said. 
"He was very conscientious about his 
work." he added. 

Willard director Lela Watts praised 
Knapp's knack for getting the job done. 

"I feel a void with him not being here. 
Bob brought it all together. He gave it 
purpose and direction more than any- 
thing else," she said. 

And then there were his technical skills. 
"He could read blue prims. He kept us 
out of trouble," Mrs. Watts joked. 

Since June, when Social Security cut 
off their $600 a month disability pay- 
ments, the Knapps have had some 
troubles of their own. 

Social Security directed Knapp to visit 

Knapp and liis wife. Marge, with Helen 
Boosalis, mayor of Lincoln, right, at 
dedication ceremonies. Mayor Boosalis 
holds a plaque honoring Knapp, which 
has since been mounted in the Willard 
Community Center. 

an appointed doctor last March. It was 
one of Knapp's good days — he could bend 
his body and walk on his heels — so the 
doctor proclaimed him fit to work, Mrs. 
Knapp said. 

He's been hospitalized several times 
since then and now needs assistance for 
such things as showering, dressing and 
putting on his shoes. 

The Knapps appealed Social Security's 
ruling in July and are waiting for a hear- 
ing date in Omaha. Mrs. Knapp said she 
was told there is a case backlog and those 
filed in May are just now being heard. 

"Anybody who knows Bob knows he 
wouldn't do anything dishonest," Mrs. 
Knapp insists. 

The couple is managing on a Veterans 
Administration pension which is less than 
what they had been getting from Social 
Security. He is also drawing a small pen- 
sion from the local pension fund. 


"We don't have any bills and we don't 
owe anybody any money. Thank God for 
that. It's all I can do to make the house 
payments and the utilities," Mrs. Knapp 

Other Local 1055 members aiding in 
the restoration project are Donald Alder- 
man, Donald Biskup, William Braasch. 
Charles Davis, Robert Erickson. Marvin 
Knutson, Lloyd Malone. Kip McEwen, 
Floyd Shockcy. Jerry Vance, Hilmcr 
Zimhelmann and Business Representative 
R. D. Ditlenber. 


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A young child answered his 
mother's question on what he'd 
been doing all day. 

"I played postman, mommy. I 
put a letter in every mailbox on 
the block. Real letters too, I found 
them in your drawer, tied up in a 
pink ribbon." 


The family counselor was trying 
to save a marriage. 'Tell me," he 
said to the husband, "v^^hen did you 
first notice you and your wife were 
having problems?" 

The man thought for a moment 
and said, "It was right after we 
bought our water bed. We just 
started drifting apart." 

— The Locomotive, 

Hartford, Conn., Steam Boiler 



Teacher: Jimmy, where is the 
English Channel? 

Jimmy: I don't know, our set only 
has American channels. 


When their son left for his fresh- 
man year at Duke University, his 
parents gave him a Bible, assuring 
him it would be a great help. Later, 
as he began sending them letters 
asking for money, they would write 
back telling him to read his Bible, 
citing chapter and verse. He would 
reply that he was reading the Bible 
— but he still needed money. 

When he came home for a 
semester break, his parents told 
him they knew he had not been 
reading his Bible. How? They had 
tucked $10 and $20 bills by the 
verses they had cited in their letters. 

— John T. Spach in 
Reader's Digest 



One of the more interesting book- 
banning episodes recently reported 
involved a catchy number titled 
"Making It With AAademoiselle." A 
school board listed it to be checked 
by school librarians for possible re- 
moval from library shelves. The 
volume is safe, however. It is a 
pattern book. 

— The N ETA News 



Lost Skydiver: Where have 

Farmer: Earth. 


There once was a man from 

Who lived by a river he swam in. 
Once he went nude. 
Which his wife thought was rude. 
So she gave his wet hide a good 


— AnneM. Hooghart 
Manistee, Mich. 


"Give me a sentence about a 
public servant," said the teacher. 

The small boy wrote: "The fire- 
man came down the ladder preg- 

The teacher took the lad aside to 
correct him. "Don't you know what 
pregnant means?" she asked. 

"Sure," said the young student 
confidently. "Means carrying a 

— Dick Bothwell 

St. Petersburg Times 


Two women were talking about 
long hair on men. One said, "I 
think it makes a man look intel- 

"Oh, I don't know," countered 

the other. "I picked a long hair off 

my husband's coat, and he looked 

mighty foolish to me." 

— Baltimore Sunday Sun Magazine 


A man was being interviewed 
when he was 102. The reporter 
asked why it was older people had 
such a reputation for wisdom. 

"Because there's nobody alive 
to recall how dumb we were in 
younger years," the oldster an- 


Comedian Ronnie Shakes says he 
doesn't mind being mugged by a 
Chinaman. He was stabbed 17 
times., he says, but he didn't press 
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Lotni union nEuis 

Second District Board Member Walish 
Honored at Philadelphia Testimonial 

George Walish, appointed Second Dis- 
trict Member of the General Executive 
Board last year, was honored recently by 
members of his home district council at 
a testimonal dinner in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Approximately 700 persons, including 
the General officers and members of the 

General Executive Board, joined in the 
tribute. The dinner was held at the 
Bellvue Stratford in Philadelphia. 

The honoree was presented a plaque by 
the Metropolitan Council in recognition 
of his "personal commitment and untiring 

Paying tribute to Walish, from left, 
were General President Pat Campbell, 
General President Emeritus William 
Sidell, General Secretary John Rogers 
and Joe Frazier, former world heavy- 
weight champion boxer. 

Presenting a plaque to Walish as a 
token of the district council's esteem were 
Edward Coryell, council president, right, 
and Gary Moran, council secretary- 
treasurer. Other mementos were pre- 
sented to the honoree, as well. 

Ground Broken For Foundry Works, Cambridge 

General President Patrick Campbell was (i« hand for Boston Local 40's recent 
ground-breaking ceremony at the Foundry Works in Cambridge, Mass. The project 
was made possible through the use of $2.1 million of pen.sion fund money. Shown 
above from left: Michael Molinari, executive secretary, legislative agent, Massachusetts 
State Council of Carpenters: Edson Thompson, Local 33 business manager: Robert C. 
Weatherbec, Local 40 business manager: Barney Walsh, Local 67 business agent: 
Andris Silins, Boston Carpenters District Council general agent: Robert A. Bryant, 
Local 40 business representative and financial secretary; General President Campbell; 
and Robert Marshall, Local 33 bi4siness agent and financial secretary. 

State Conventions 
Add $7,338 for CLIC 

According to General Treasurer 
Charles E. Nichols, director of the Car- 
penters Legislative Improvement Com- 
mittee, special recognition and thanks 
are due for the outstanding contributions 
collected from UBC members at the fol- 
lowing conventions from October thru 
December, 1982: 
New Jersey State Council 

Convention $1,570.00 

Michigan State Council 

Convention 1,290.00 

Pennsylvania State Council 

Convention 1,259.00 

New Jersey State Carpenters 

Non-Partisan Political 

Education Committee 402.00 

Illinois State Council 

Convention 2,115.00 

Tennessee State Council 

Convention 702.00 

Total $7,338.00 

Chicago Newsletter, 
Labor Press Winner 

The Chicago District Council News- 
letter won an award in the regional 
publications division in the 1982 Inter- 
national Labor Press Association contest, 
with first place for the "Best institutional 

"The Chicago District Council News- 
letter of the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners welcomed dele- 
gates to a general convention with a 
special number of the Newsletter that 
concisely presented a profile of the union 
in its infancy, its growth and in its pre- 
sent status. Through careful editing and 
selections, the paper recreated conditions 
and artifacts of the 1880s," the judges 

Union Industries Shov^, 
St. Louis in March 

The 1983 AFL-CIO Union-Industries 
Show will be held March 25-30 in St. 
Louis. Mo. Most AFL-CIO national and 
international unions, including the United 
Brotherhood and the St. Louis District 
Council, will have exhibits, as well as 
some of the top corporations in America. 

The show, a free public exposition, has 
been produced and managed by the 
Union Label and Service Trades Depart- 
ment, AFL-CIO, since it was started in 
1938. The 1983 show will be the first 
one held in St. Louis in 20 years. The 
exhibition will be staged in the United 
Labor Hall at the Cervantes Convention 



Double Training in Boston 



Thirty-four members of Local 218, Boston, MA attended 
a special call session, last fall, to be briefed on the "Building 
Union" steward training program and receive an introduction 
"Operation Turnaround." Stephen Flynn, task force organizer, 
conducted the session. 

First row, seated: Milton Sakorafas, Thomas Richard, 
Robert Malley, Gus Fraffeo. Second row, standing: Walter 
Chipman, BR, Thomas Jordan, Leroy Cook, David Dow, 
John Deane, Paul Sartorelli, Stanley Noel, Robert Cataldo, 
Joseph Rosati, Roger Hiscock, William Maran, Harland 
Boynton, Herb Greene BR. 

Additional participants in the Boston Training session 
included, first row, seated, left to right: Tassos Gardikas, 
Charles Tracia, Thomas Guildmain, Peter Gardikas, Henry 
McKeever. Second row, standing, left to right: Robert Sacco, 
Robert McEnaney, Walter Chipman BR, Alfred lappini, 
Joseph Dow, Michael Desimone, Joseph Porparo, Dan 
Patterson, Ray Fielding, Richard Ell, Joseph Petitpas, Joseph 
Robicheau, Stephen Flynn, UBC Task Force Organizer. 

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In this period of economic uncertainty, when non-union 
contractors are cheap-bidding jobs and corporations 
are merging their operations and closing industrial 
plants, trade unions must be strong to protect the 
workers. In union organization there is strength. Join 
the UBC organizing program today. 

Skills Shown at World's Fair 

Leaders of the Sequoia, Calif., District Council met during 
December with General Treasurer Charles Nichols at a 
luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Visalia. Among the partici- 
pants, from left, were: Bob Scott, business representative of 
the council; Claude Atkins, general contractor; Tal Reye, 
director of apprenticeship for the council; Ray Birrer, Job 
Corps coordinator; Irv Warkentin, financial secretary of 
Local 1109, Visalia; Gene Auston, financial secretary. Local 
701, Fresno; Nichols; Larry Null, council executive secretary; 
and Jasper Roberts, council business representative. 

Mike Allen and Buddy Mitchell, employees of TVA's Land 
Between the Lakes Recreation Area, were the recipients of an 
all-expense-paid trip, including wages, to the 1982 Knoxville 
World's Fair. Allen and Mitchell, members of Local 442, 
Hopkinsville, Ky., demonstrated wood-shingle making with 
tools and methods of the late 1800s for fair visitors. The two 
men are shown, center, plying their skill. 



Passersby congregate to try their hand at the "Drive A 
Nail" contest, a "hit" of the 1982 show. 

An overview of tite Houston Home Owners Show, with the 
Carpenters' booth, center. 

UBC Skills at Recent 
Houston Home Shov^ 

Once more, the Houston, Tex., Home 
Owners Show was a success, with the 
Houston District Council's booth featur- 
ing a "Drive A Nail, Win A Prize" con- 
test as one of the big hits of the show. 
(No pun intended.) Thousands of Broth- 
erhood pens, pencils and rulers were 
handed out to those stopping by the 
booth. Agents and members volunteered 
their time to explain the benefits of being 
a union member, explain the apprentice- 
ship program and to hand out the 
give away.The activity was tied to the 
current AFL-CIO organizing drive in the 
Houston area. 

The Houston District Council received 
a letter from Show Manager Richard 
Sobolski showering thanks for the "Car- 
penter Union's outstanding contribution 
to the success of the 1982 show . . . The 
large crowds that were constantly in your 
booth was proof of your popularity." 

State Flag Presented 

Maryland State Legislator "Denny" 
Donaldson, right, recently presented 
Siiilland, Md., Local 1 145 with a state 
flag. Accepting the flag, which actually 
flew over the State Capitol in Annapolis, 
Md., for the local is President Bob Carey. 
The flag has since been presented to the 
Washington. D.C. District Council for 
permanent installation in the council 
meeting chambers where many locals, 
including Local 1145, hold their meetings. 

A union-built home model on display 
with brochures on housing costs, which 
were distributed free to show visitors. 

Government Offers 
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able, application deadlines and proce- 
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Southern California Pension Trust 
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Paul Miller, secretary-treasurer of the 
Los Angeles County, Calif., District 
Council of Carpenters, has reported that 
the Carpenters Pension Trust of Southern 
California has invested more than $410 
million in California real estate since 

Miller, who serves as co-chair of the 
pension trust with Jack Bernard, stated 
that the funds have been invested in new 
construction for single family homes, 
condominium/townhouse dwellings, 
apartments, motels, office buildings, shop- 
ping centers and other income-producing 
properties throughout Los Angeles, 
Orange, Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San 
Bernardino, Imperial, Ventura, Santa 
Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern 

Miller stated that the major objectives 
of the program, initiated through the ef- 
forts of Contractor-Trustee Jack Bernard, 
in 1966, are "prudent investments result- 
ing in jobs for the union labor work 

The investments, made in compliance 
with published guidelines, are committed 
at market rates of interest and other 
terms and are structured to ensure that 
the investments are exclusively in the 
interest of plan participants and benefi- 

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investigated by independent investment 
advisors, who prepare an appraisal and 
make a detailed written analysis of the 
proposal. Each proposal is presented by 
a mortgage banker or advisor acting as 
a fiduciary to the Trustees of the Car- 
penters Pension Trust, who give careful 
consideration to the merits of each pro- 
posal, making sure it is consistent with 
the fiduciary responsibility provisions of 
the Employee Retirement Income Secur- 
ity Act (ERISA), particularly regarding 
prudence of investments and of diversi- 

The pension trust is made up of trus- 
tees equally from management and labor, 

with Paul Miller and Jack Bernard as 
co-chairs. Other members of the board 
appointed by management are Warren 
Driver, John Kuhl, Roy Silver and C. V. 
Holder. Labor representatives are Sam 
Heil, John Ebert, William Molnar and 
James Wood. 

In discussing the goals of the loan pro- 
gram. Miller expressed deep concern 
with the current housing crisis in South- 
ern California and the resultant high un- 
employment among Building Trades 
members. He stated that the pension trust 
has invested nearly $100 million in 
ERISA-conforming residential mortgage 
loan commitments in an effort to stimu- 
late housing construction and provide 
employment for Building Trades mem- 
bers while enhancing the investment port- 
folio of the Trust. 

Bernard explained the program, in 
part, saying that by using mortgage fi- 
nancing provided by the Carpenters Pen- 
sion Trust developers (borrowers) may 
"buy down" the interest rate from the 
trust, allowing home buyers to purchase 
at an interest rate lower than market, 
while yielding the trust market interest 
because of the "buy down" payment. 

Miller reported that during the past 
year more than $50 million in pensions 
were paid to nearly 14,000 retired car- 
penters, aided substantially by the invest- 
ments made in real estate. 

"We are concerned with the strength 
of secure investments for the participants 
of the pension fund and a sense of per- 
sonal pride for our union members in 
meaningful work," said Miller. 

"Bringing health back to the Union 
work force is one of our goals. I am 
proud of the role being played jointly by 
labor and management representatives in 
this effort to meet the needs of our re- 
tired carpenters for a financially secure 
retirement fund, while also making a 
large effort to improve the economic 
well-being of our active members and the 
communities in which we live and work." 

Pay of Executives Called 'Madness' 

The System of executive compensation 
has reached the point of "madness," 
charged Fortune magazine in a feature 

The pay of top executives has gone 
past the $2 million per year mark in 
1981. The result, reported U.S. News & 
World Report, is that "the typical factory 
worker took more than three weeks to 
earn $961.54, the amount a $2 million a 
year executives makes in an hour." 

A total of 26 executives earned pay 
and bonuses of over $1 million. This did 
not include any stock options or otiier 

long-term financial arrangements. 

Steven J. Ross, chairman of Warner 
Communications, exercised stock options 
last year that gave him a tidy addition of 
$12 million to his annual salary of 
$1,954,136. Warner also spent $450,000 
to build a projection-screening room in 
Ross's New York City apartment and 
furnish and equip it. 

Business Week found the pay of 288 
executives rose an average of 15.9% in 
1981, compared to 13.7% in 1980. Mean- 
while, union workers' pay increased only 
10.1% in 1981. 



UBC and US Shipping Displayed in Zimbabwe 

America's Agency for International Development (AID) was an exhibitor at a 
recent international trade fair in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Africa. Part of the exhibit 
featured our United Brotherhood as a representative labor union in the forest 
industries of the United States. Pictures on display, shown above, also showed the 
advantages of shipping in vessels flying the US flag. 

A US trade representative, lower left, described for Zimbabwans the advantages of 
building with native wood rather than mud bricks and other traditional materials. A 
possible one-room "peoples house" was erected and displayed, as shown in the 
photograph at lower right. 

Ontario Labour Minister Ramsay Proposes 
Compensation Raise For Injured Workers 

Ontario Labour Minister Russell H. 
Ramsay has introduced a bill to increase 
compensation benefits for the province's 
injured workers by 9%, retroactive to 
last July 1. 

The bill also changes the name of the 
Workmen's Compensation Board to the 
Workers' Compensation Board. 

Under the new Workers' Compensa- 
tion Act, the: 

• ceiling on covered earnings rises to 
$24,200 per year from $22,200; 

• minimum permanent total disability 
pension rises to $748 per month 
from $686; 

• minimum temporary total disability 
allowance rises to $170 per week 
from $156; 

• dependent spouses' pension rises to 
$537 per month from $492; 

• dependent children's pension rises 
to $149 per month from $136; 

• orphaned dependent child's pension 
rises to $167 per month from $153. 

The annual allowance for the repair 
and replacement of clothing worn or 
damaged by a lower limb prosthesis or 
back brace rises to $316 from $290 and, 
by an upper limb prosthesis, to $158 
from $145. 

Both the burial allowance and the 
lump sum payment to a widow or wid- 
ower rise to $1,300 from $1,200. 

In making the announcement, the 
minister said "the new benefits will be 
reflected in the board's pension cheques 
by the end of January." 

"As far as the retroactive payments 
are concerned, these will be calculated 
separately. I can assure the men, women 
and children who receive benefits that 
the board will do everything in its ca- 
pacity to start paying the retroactive por- 
tion as soon as possible." 

Mr. Ramsay suggested that the 9% 
increase mirrors current economic cir- 

He said it "reflects current inflation 
rates as evidenced by the Consumer Price 
Index. It also closely tracks recent wage 
adjustments, which have moderated sig- 
nificantly in response to our present eco- 
nomic conditions." 

"The government has an obligation to 
comply with the spirit of the inflation 
restraint program in establishing prices. 
incomes and benefits which have an 
impact on costs elsewhere in the econ- 
omy and, at the same time, to recognize 
the legitimate needs of injured workers. 

"There is a responsibility to balance 
those two factors. The bill achieves that 


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coping with cold weather 


Director, Western Institute for 
Occupational/Environmental Sciences 

Cold is an occupational hazard 
year-round for thousands of workers 
in packinghouses, freezer plants, cold 
storage and cold-test facilities. Now, 
as winter settles in, they are joined 
by millions of outside workers who 
have to deal with cold as a job risk — 
construction and maintenance crews, 
police officers, fire personnel, postal 
workers, farmers, ranchers, lumber- 
jacks and so on. 

Severe cold can cause more than 
discomfort. It has the potential for 
inflicting serious injury. One of the 
more serious injuries is frostbite — 
freezing of the exposed tissue. 

In order of severity, frostbite may 

• First degree — freezing without 
blistering or peeling. 

• Second degree — freezing with 
blistering and peeling. 

• Third degree — freezing with 
death of skin and possible deeper tis- 


The most common targets of frost- 
bite are the ears, nose, chin, fingers 
and toes. Usually, the first sensations 
are a prickling feeling, itching and 
numbness. In appearance, a frost- 
bitten area first may become pale, 
then turn purplish, and finally black 
in severe cases as the tissue dies. 

If you are out in the field, you can 
treat superficial frostbite — frostnip — 
by firm but gentle pressure of a warm 
hand, or by placing the affected 
fingers in the armpit. 

If the toes or heels are affected, 
footwear should be removed, the feet 
dried and warmed, then covered with 
dry socks or other protective foot- 

Rapid warming at temperatures 
slightly above body heat (98.6 de- 
grees Farenheit) may help to reduce 
the danger of the tissues dying. You 
can do this by immersing the frozen 
area in water that feels warm to the 
normal hand — around 104 to 107.6 
degrees Farenheit — but no warmer. 

The use of dry heat, such as an 
open fire or a stove, is not recom- 


mended because this kind of heat 
source is more difficult to regulate. 
A word of warning about an old 
wives' tale: Never try to treat frost- 
bite by rubbing with snow! In fact, 
rubbing of any sort will only increase 
the damage. As with any injury, se- 
vere cases should be treated by your 


Another serious condition which 
must be treated promptly and prop- 
erly is hypothermia — abnormally low 
body temperature. This condition can 
be brought about by prolonged ex- 
posure to atmospheric cold, or im- 
mersion in icy water. The risk of im- 
mersion is an obvious occupational 
hazard for fishermen, sailors and 
others who work on or around water 
in the winter. 

In hypothermia, the internal (core) 
body temperature may range from 
around 95 F. down to as low as 77 F. 
As the core temperature drops into 
the mid-90 degree range, the victim 
may become listless, confused, and 
make little if any effort to keep warm. 
At around 85 F., serious problems 
may appear, such as significant drops 
in blood pressure, pulse rate and 

Mild hypothermia generally re- 
sponds to a warm bed or a warm 
bath. Moderate to severe cases usu- 
ally require more aggressive rewarm- 
ing. But active rewarming is hazard- 
ous and should be undertaken only 
under medical supervision and with 
careful monitoring. 

A less life-threatening cold disorder 
is urticaria, which can develop in 
hypersensitive individuals upon even 
limited exposure to cold wind. This 
condition — similar to hives — gener- 
ally shows itself as a burning sensa- 
tion of the skin about 30 minutes 
after exposure. If you are suscep- 
tible to this kind of cold affliction, 
precaution against exposure is your 
best course of action. 

Probably the best advice to any- 
body who is exposed to cold — whether 
on the job or following your favorite 
winter sport — is summed up by the 
three "keeps" for keeping healthier 
and heartier this winter: 

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Solar House 
Built by Chicago 

Apprentices in Chicago, under the 
guidance of journeyman instructors, have 
built "an energy-conserving home for 
middle America." The home, Washbume 
Solar House, was built by apprentices of 
Washbume Trade School and is the 
result of the cooperation of labor, man- 
agement, education, architecture and 
state agencies. The Chicago District 
Council and the Chicago Board of Edu- 
cation sponsored an Open House to 
acquaint the community with the home, 
located on the Washbume Trade School 
grounds. The home is designed to be 
moderate in size, livable with some flexi- 
bility in space use, buildable and eco- 
nomical. Mainly solar power was used to 
make the structure inhabitable, and is 
expected to cut energy costs by at least 

The energy scare of the 1970s is one 
reason for the Washbume Solar House's 
existence. This type of house may be the 
answer to affordable home operating ex- 
penses for future homeowners. 

Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne was on 
hand for the open house festivities. She 
hailed the project as typical of the "I 
Will" spirit of Chicago, and said she was 
ready to move in. 

Public reaction to the house was 
favorable: 86% of the people surveyed 
said they had received important informa- 
tion on the energy conservation aspects 
of the house, 84% approved the house's 
design and construction, and 77% said 
they would build the attached greenhouse. 

Chicago District Council President 
George Vest, Jr., in his statement at the 
Open House, remarked that the UBC was 
in its 101st year of service to labor and 
the nation and reiterated a centennial 
theme: "We honor the past ... we build 
for the future." 

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Studying at the Washbume School. 

A circle of activity at the Washburne 
Trade School: pictures show carpenter 
apprentices busy discussing the solar 
home from blueprints and from a model; 
instruction at the school; and actual 
construction of the Washburne Solar 
House, built with the backing and assist- 
ance of the Carpenters Chicago District 

Teamwork, not only among apprentices 
doing the construction, but among labor, 
management, education, architecture and 
state agencies, made Washburne Solar 
House a reality. 



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Court Bars Regulations 
Weakening Davis-Bacon Act 

Change of 30^/o rule to SO'Vo allowed to stand 

A federal court has issued a per- 
manent injunction blocking US 
Labor Department regulations that 
Building Trades unions and the AFL- 
CIO charged would undercut Davis- 
Bacon Act wage protections on fed- 
erally-funded construction. 

The trade union movement had ac- 
cused the Labor Department of flout- 
ing the intent of Congress, and US 
District Judge Harold H. Greene 

His decision nullified all but one of 
the Davis-Bacon Act regulatory 
changes the Labor Department sought 
to put into effect, and Building and 
Construction Trades Dept. President 
Robert A. Georgine termed the ruling 
a "significant victory for all work- 

Judge Green's action was a follow- 
up to the preliminary injunction he 
issued last July, which prevented the 
regulatory changes from taking effect 
until the issues raised by the building 
trades and the AFL-CIO had been 


His final order made it clear that 
the Secretary of Labor can't simply 
overturn half a century of adminis- 
trative precedents without making a 
strong showing that the intent of Con- 
gress has been misinterpreted over the 

As Judge Greene saw it, "the basic 
issue governing this lawsuit is rela- 
tively simple." Congress enacted the 
Davis-Bacon Act and a related law 
involving submission of payroll rec- 
ords on government contracts during 
the 1930s and the Labor Dept. then 
issued regulations "to implement the 
words and purposes" of the legisla- 

"In spite of substantial public de- 
bate concerning both the laws and the 
regulations in the years since then, 
the Congress has not amended the 
law and it has not expressed its dis- 
pleasure with the regulations." 

Further, the decision noted, "15 
Secretaries of Labor serving under 
eight Presidents have never altered 
the regulatory scheme." Labor Sec. 
Raymond J. Donovan's "claim to 
have discovered a wholly different 

congressional intent rings hollow in 
the light of that history." 

Judge Greene allowed to stand only 
the regulation amending the previous 
definition of the prevailing wage as 
the rate paid to the largest number 
of workers in a job classification 
within the geographical area being 
surveyed, provided that at least 30% 
of the workers in the classification 
received that rate. Otherwise, a 
weighted average is used. 

The new regulation changes the 
30% requirement to 50%. Georgine 
protested that this would more often 
result in establishing "a prevailing 
rate which in actual fact is paid to no 

But he welcomed the nullification 
of other regulatory changes, including 
a rule that would have allowed con- 
tractors almost unlimited freedom to 
substitute low-paid, semi-skilled 
"helpers" for both skilled journeymen 
and apprentices in training. 

A byproduct of such a change, 
Georgine noted, would have been to 
close off the apprenticeship route that 
has brought an increasing number of 
blacks and other minorities into the 
skilled trades and create a "perma- 

Working Americans 
Feed Social Security 

"No hungry goat ever looked 
with more expectation upon a 
green cabbage-patch than does the 
present Administration upon the 
billions in the Social Security 
funds," says Rep. Claude Pepper. 
Pepper is the nation's foremost 
congressional spokesperson for the 
elderly and stout defender of Social 

The Congressman points out that 
one-third of the 36 million citizens 
receiving Social Security "don't get 
a dime's worth of income from 
anywhere else. If we keep whittling 
down Social Security," he adds, 
"the ultimate result will be depri- 
vation for the elderly." 

"This economy won't last for- 
ever," he adds. "Imagine how 
much 11 million people earning a 
paycheck would pay into Social 
Security if they were working!" 

nent second-class status" in the con- 
struction trades. 

In estimating the "savings" that 
would be achieved by its new regu- 
lations, the Labor Dept. said last 
spring that a contractor could hire a 
helper for an average of $6.70 an 
hour less than would be paid to a 
journeyman. And if helpers were used 
to replace experienced construction 
laborers, the contractor could save 
from $4.75 to $5.71 an hour on a 
laborer's rate. 


Other regulatory changes nullified 
by the injunction would have: 

• Allowed contractors to certify 
that they have complied with prevail- 
ing wage requirements instead of sub- 
mitting weekly payroll reports for 
verification. Judge Greene held that 
this change would render the Cope- 
land anti-kickback law "largely un- 

• Excluded wage data from a 
metropolitan area from being consid- 
ered on rural projects and the re- 

•Lowered the wage average by not 
counting rates paid on existing fed- 
eral contracts in the area. 

When the Reagan Administration 
took office, revisions in Davis-Bacon 
Act regulations developed after ex- 
tensive hearings and consultations 
with unions and contractors were 
scheduled to take effect Feb. 17, 1981. 

President Reagan, however, froze 
all pending regulations, and the Labor 
Dept. undertook a review of Davis- 
Bacon regulations keyed to "cost- 
effectiveness" standards. 

It came up with proposals that 
unions protested would weaken the 
law's protections and the Chamber of 
Commerce said moved "in the right 

But the final version announced last 
June moved virtually all the way to 
the position advocated by open-shop 
contractors. The Chamber of Com- 
merce expressed "pleasant surprise" 
and the AFL-CIO Executive Council 
voiced "shock and anger." 

It was these rules, scheduled to take 
effect last July 27, that the BCTD 
and the AFL-CIO challenged in fed- 
eral court. 

The union position was reinforced 
by both House and Senate votes re- 
jecting amendments to pending bills 
that would have curtailed Davis- 
Bacon Act protection. And the high- 
way bill passed just before the 97th 
Congress adjourned clarified a Davis- 
Bacon requirement along lines urged 
by unions. 



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Engbring Honored 

13 Graduates in Evansville, Indiana 


Upon reluming home after the 1982 
contest. International Apprenticeship 
Contest Winner Paul Engbring was 
honored by his local, Local 1997 , 
Columbia, III., with a special reception. 
Shown above. Local President Arnold 
Trost presents Engbring with a local gold 
membership card — a yearly card the local 
issues for members that have paid dues 
for one year — in honor of his win in 
Baltimore, Md. 

Local 90, Evansville, Ind., recently graduated 13 apprentices as shown above, seated, 
from left: Robert Woolston, Tom Tepool, Sunny Goodman, Ron Inkenbrandt and 
Robert Lear. Standing, from left: J AC member Stan Wheeler, Pat Murphy, Mark 
Hirsch, Mike Buente, David Condi, John Stevens. Mike Lear. Ed Schmilt and Business 
Agent Don Walker. Not pictured is apprentice Ted Kargcr. Shown alone is Sunny 
Goodman, second female to graduate with Local 90. 

Nevf Journeymen In Fort Wayne 

Fourteen apprentice members of Local 232, Fort Wayne, 
Ind., recently completed their apprenticeship training and 
received journeymen certificates. The new journeymen are 
shown above, first row, from left: Tommy Lichtsinn, Doyle 
Salter, Michael Westerman, Robert Gotten, Timothy Bishop 
and Edward Kir t man. 

Second row, from left: Randall Hormann, Michael Di 
Filippo, March Shollenberger, Michael Lauer, Phillip 
Achenbach, Lynn Lehrman, Marcus Marks and Mark 

Pre-Apprentices, Midland, Texas 



Fifteen students recently received 11 weeks of pre- 
apprentice training through Local N2S, Midland, Tex., 
funded by a grant from the government-sponsored CETA 
program. Upon completion of the program, the students 
joined Local l42S's apprenticeship program. Sliown above, 
seated, from left: Business Agent Jim Purcell, Bob Slinkard, 
David Clark, Richard Hiatt. Brad lines and Instructor Dick 
Sampson. Second row, from left: John Ott. Pat Grahowski, 
Raul Garza. Ernie Hinojosa, Raul Ortega. Joe Baltier and 
Oscar Garcia. Third row, from left: Norman Neidecken, 
Frank Kohl. Monroe Massey, James King. Ed Wolf. Myron 
Ilinkcl, Frank Johnson and Robert Royals. Instructors iu>t 
pictured are Julian Olguin and Tommy Pittman. 

Japanese Visitors in Washington 

A three-man "in-plant training specialist team" from Japan 
recently visited the UBC General Office in Washington and 
talked with Technical Director James Tinkcom and others 
about the Brotherhood's training methods. Accompanied by 
an interpreter from the United States Information Agency, 
the trio was particularly interested in the US construction 
industry's joint lahor-managcment-governmcnt training 
program, particularly as it applies to private lious'tng. 



Local Union Services 

Continued from Page 4 

Why? What are the most pressing eco- 
nomic problems— rent and mortgage pay- 
ments? Loans? Utilities? Have union 
members filed applications with the wel- 
fare department? If so, what have been 
their experiences? 

It is on the basis of such information 
—largely obtained through interviews and 
complaints of the membership— that the 
Community Services Committee can best 
determine its course of action. If, for 
instance, food is an urgent problem, the 
committee will want to inquire as to the 
availability of a food program. If, on the 
other hand, a source of difficulty seems 
to be the welfare department, the com- 
mittee may want to plan an early meet- 
ing with welfare officials. Similarly, CSC 
members may want to, especially during 
periods of relatively short unemployment, 
arrange for the deferment of payments 
on furniture, appliances, cars and mort- 

In the absence of experienced counsel- 
lors the local union should request the 
central labor body Community Services 
Committee (and the full-time AFL-CIO 
community services staff representative 
with the local United Fund if there is 
one) to organize a special training course 
for a selected number of its members. 
The number recruited for training will 
depend on the size of the local's mem- 
bership. It is especially important that all 
members of the local union CSC Com- 
mittee complete the course. 

Most "crash" union counselling train- 
ing programs organized specifically to 
train counsellors for periods of unem- 
ployment include a complete description 
of the location, services available, the 
eligibility requirements, and referral 
procedures of the following agencies: 

n State Employment Office. 

D The public welfare department. 

n Major voluntary agencies such as 
Family Service Society, Salvation 
Army, Catholic Charities, etc. 

n Food stamps. 

n Public housing authority. 

D Special welfare programs for veterans. 

D Local anti-poverty program. 

D Trade adjustment assistance program. 

In addition, it is also advisable to 
spend some class time discussing the 
skills and techniques of interviewing and 
making a referral. 

The Union Hall as CSC Headquarters 

In the event that a large number of a 
local union's membership is temporarily 
unemployed, it is strongly recommended 
that the CSC use the local union hall as 
an interviewing and referral center. 
Should this be done the committee will 
want to follow through on the following 

(a) Arrange space so counsellors and 
unemployed members can have 
privacy. Interview forms, a directory 
of social agencies, and telephone 
service should also be available. 

(b) Operate the counselling service on a 
regularly scheduled basis— on specific 
days and hours. 

(c) Publicize the counselling service. If 


at all possible, this should be done 
through a direct mailing to all union 
members. Other means could be 
stories in both the union as well as 
local papers, appropriate signs at the 
union hall, asking the state employ- 
ment office to inform members of 
the service, etc. 

Periods of unemployment can be 
among the most anxious-producing events 
in a man's life. At such times assurance 
is important, just as the opportunity to 
discuss one's situation is helpful, but 
under no circumstances should promises 
or pledges be made that cannot be 
redeemed. Nor should a counsellor be 
surprised or become defensive if an 
unemployed member expresses some 
bitterness and hostility. 

It is also important to remember that 
many union members, even those in 
need, may feel that any form of assist- 
ance from welfare agencies or social 
services is a sign of personal failure, or 
moral weakness. Counsellors should be 
emphatic in stressing that a person is 
entitled to public assistance as a matter 
of right. After all, the public welfare 
department is financed in the same way 
and has the same job as the police or fire 
department— to meet human need when it 


Continued from Page 15 

was a model of strength and resolve to 
friends and colleagues alike. 

"In devoting over half a century of 
service to the labor movement and the 
Carpenters, Brother Hutcheson demon- 
strated his commitment, concern, and 
selflessness. His leadership was part of 
the solid foundation upon which the 
Brotherhood continues to build." 

John T. Dunlop, US Secretary of Labor 
under President Gerald Ford and Lament 
professor at Harvard University, recalls 
the early guidance he received from the 
UBC leader: 

"I first came to know M. A. Hutcheson 
in 1943-47 when he served as an alternate 
member of the Wage Adjustment Board, 
the tripartite board to settle collective 
bargaining disputes, administer the wage 
control program in construction and 
implement the stabilization agreement 
between the Building Trades and the 
procurement agencies of government. He 
came to Washington, D.C., periodically 
for these meetings from Indianapolis. He 
was ever willing to explain the intricate 
operations of the collective bargaining 
institutions of the construction industry 
to this young and inexperienced public 
member who represented the War Labor 
Board. I found him to be fair-minded, 
discerning and resoluate in even-handed- 
ness among the crafts and between labor 
and management. 

"From this wartime beginning, our as- 
sociation continued through the early 

years of the National Joint Board for 
the Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes, 
beginning April 1, 1948, when Maurice 
served at considerable costs in energy 
and time as a regular labor member. (I 
was its chairman 1948-57 and later 
chairman of its Appeals Board.) Maurice 
revealed here his extraordinary knowl- 
edge of the full range of construction, 
the deep respect in which he was held 
by labor and management representatives 
alike, and yet his willingness at all times 
to establish joint committees with other 
trades, at my request, to seek to resolve 
jurisdictional disputes by direct agree- 
ment. Many of these committees were 
eminently successful in reaching direct 
accommodation and helping to administer 
the agreement later. Since the Carpenters 
inter-faced most crafts, these agreements, 
despite their difficulties, were a major 

"When Maurice became General Presi- 
dent, I continued to work with him on a 
variety of problems facing the construc- 
tion industry — the Construction Industry 
Joint Conference (1959-67) which brought 
contractors and unions together to work 
on common issues; the Missile Sites 
Labor Commission concerned with a 
variety of disputes over construction and 
installations at missile and space sites in 
the 1960s. 

"I came to know Maurice Hutcheson 
well, and we spent many hours informally 
talking about problems of labor organiza- 
tions and management, particularly in 
construction, but also questions related 
to the labor movement generally. This 
relationship continued into his retirement 
years, and I enjoyed my visit with him 
in his Lakeland home several years ago. 
I learned a great deal from him, and I 
respected him deeply." 

The International Brotherhood of Paint- 
ers and Allied Trades General President 
Emeritus L. M. Raftery worked along- 
side former UBC General President 
Emeritus Hutcheson on the executive 
councils of the AFL-CIO, The Building 
and Construction Trades Dept., the Metal 
Trades Dept., Maritime and Union Label 
and Trades Dept. He says "Brother 
Hutcheson was one of our greatest trade 
unionists and I am proud to have been 
associated with him. In the many years 
we worked together I recognized Brother 
Hutcheson's dedication to his member- 
ship and to the trade union movemejit. 
He helped improve wages and benefits 
whereby the workers of this country enjoy 
the highest standard of living in the 

"The advancement of the Carpenters 
was always uppermost in Brother Hutche- 
son's mind. His membership benefited 
from his powerful leadership and the 
death of General President Emeritus 
Hutcheson is a loss, not just to the 
members of his own United Brotherhood 

Continued on Page 33 



Continued from Page 32 

of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 
but to all trade unionists as well." 

General President Emeritus William 
Sidell, who succeeded Hutcheson to the 
top office of the Brotherhood, remembers 
his dedication to the work of the union: 

"My direct association goes back to 
about 1957, when I was with the Los 
Angeles District Council. Then, after 
that, of course, I served under him as 
8th District Board Member, second 
general vice president, and first general 
vice president. 

"During his 20 years as general presi- 
dent, he constantly dedicated himself to 
building the organization and coordinat- 
ing its activities on behalf of the local 
unions and councils and for the better- 
ment of the membership. He played a 
master role in developing the program 
of the Building Trades and in coordinat- 
ing its activities. He served as a catalyst 
for other Building Trades leaders in much 
of this work. 

"Hutcheson played an important role, 
too, in the merger of the AFL and the 
CIO back in the 1950s. George Meany 
once told me that Maurice took a 
stalwart position in support of the merger 
and played a very important part in 
getting it accomplished. 

"During all the years I worked with 
him, I felt that he was interested in my 
thoughts and suggestions regarding the 
Brotherhood. He was always soft spoken. 
He would analyze a problem thoroughly 
before reaching a decision. I am proud 
to have served under his leadership for 
so many years." 

William Konyba, who retired in 
November as general president, tells of 
his early days as a UBC organizer in the 
Middle West, when he wasn't able to 
organize the workers at a particular job 
site and Hutcheson taught him a lesson 
he always remembers. 

He had reported his organizing failure 
to the General Office, and President 
Hutcheson told him simply, "Bill, you 
didn't get the job done." 

"No, you're right," Konyha recalls 
replying. "I'm sorry. I guess I went about 
it wrong.' 

"Maurice sensed that I felt pretty bad 
about it, and he said to me, 'Bill, the day 
that you please everybody in the Brother- 
hood, you're not doing your job well.' 

"He reminded me that there are a lot 
of people to answer to in a union — 
stewards, trustees, local union officers, 
business agencies, and so on. "You're not 
going to plense them all.' 

" 'You put yourself in any of their 
shoes. Ten of them have grievances, and 

you have to have definite answers for 
them all. Six of them will walk away 
and say you've helped them, and the 
other four will wonder who you think 
you are and where you get your ideas.' 

Such reassurances that he was doing 
his own job well, Konyha says, meant a 
lot to him in those days. 

"Maurice Hutcheson never let anyone 
down," he commented. 

General Secretary Emeritus R. E. 
Livingston recalls the compassionate 
nature of the late General President 

"I remember when he assigned me to 
work on the St. Lawrence Seaway project 
back in the 1950s. This was a big job, 
and it would take me away from home 
for long periods at a time. I was reluctant 
to take it on, because I wanted to be 
at home with my family on weekends. 

"I guess I expected Maurice to tell me 
that was too bad, but he said, 'Dick, I 
can appreciate how you feel about being 
at home on weekends. So let's plan it 
that way' . . . and we did. 

"He was a great humanitarian. He was 
low key and quiet, but he got a lot ac- 
complished. He had a surprising grasp 
of everything that went on around him 
and knew exactly what he was doing. I 
always considered him a highly capable 
executive officer and it was an honor to 
work with him." 

Former General Treasurer Peter J. 
Terzick, who served under Hutcheson as 
editor of the Carpenter and as general 
treasurer, has expressed his thoughts 
about his mentor's passing in this fashion: 

"Men are born in agony, live in anxiety, 
and die in anguish. Over the horning and 
dying they have little control, for these 
events are dictated by the immutable 
rhythms of the universe. It is in the years 
between birth and death that men make 
an impact on the world for good or for 

"A poet whose name I fail to remember 
put it this way; 'Once in every life there 
comes a moment to decide to stand up 
and he counted on the good or evil side.' 
For Maurice Hutcheson, the moment of 
decision arrived very early in life. He 
stood up on the side of good and never 
faltered or strayed. In one capacity or 
another, Brother Hutcheson served our 
mighty Brotherhood for nearly 70 years. 
Apprentice, journeyman, auditor, repre- 
sentative, vice president, and finally gen- 
eral president, he ran the gamut. To each 
of these jobs he gave the very best that 
was in him. 

"1 had the privilege of working for and 
with him for some 45 years. His ability to 
separate rhetoric from fad and hype 
from truth never ceased to amaze nic. 
This unique talent enabled him to reduce 
the most complex problems to the few 

vital components. Answers then came 

"He was a man who never sought the 
limelight", in fact, he eschewed it when- 
ever possible. Always he was kind and 
generous. Whenever tragedy befell a 
colleague or a staff person, he dug into 
his pocket faster and deeper than any- 
one. I will miss him, the Labor movement 
will miss him, and so will the nation." 

General Treasurer Charles E. Nichols, 

who succeeded Terzick and the treasur- 
er's post, offered these thoughts: 

"My fond memories of General Presi- 
dent Emeritus M. A. Hutcheson was his 
ability to give expert advice on any sub- 
ject you discussed with him. 

"I traveled with him for 27 years and 
wherever we traveled some person would 
walk up to him and say 'Aren't you 
M. A. Hutcheson of the Carpenters?' He 
stood out wherever he was, whether in 
a small group or among thousands at a 

"Hutch was like a father figure to me. 
The day when he hired me 27 years ago 
as a general representative his advice to 
me was 'follow the Constitution and you 
always stay on the right track' and I 
have always found this to be a true 

"I don't think everybody realized he 
was a great humanitarian and in his quiet 
rugged manner helped thousands of 
people with their problems, never wanting 
to be in the limelight. 

"I give thanks to God for M. A. 
Hutcheson and give thanks to God for 
'Hutch's' long years of influence on the 
affairs of the Brotherhood and for his 
caring for others. 

"He is gone now, but he's still here, 
because he has left a mark on all of us, 
and that's the way it will always be, even 
though he is gone." 

General Secretary John S. Rogers 
summarizes many of the thoughts of 
Hutcheson's friends in the labor move- 

"Maurice Hutcheson had the inherent 
ability to go right to the heart of any 
matter he dealt with. He had little 
patience with small talk. 

"He was serious minded and compas- 
sionate. Sometimes people were fooled 
by his introverted manner, and there 
were times when he could enjoy the 
humor of a crucial situation, but we 
always knew that when the time came 
for decision and for support Maurice 
Hutcheson would be there. 

"He made himself available to our 
officers for counsel since his retirement 
a decade ago. He will be missed. We are 
grateful to have shared a life of trade 
unionism with him." 







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. 

Cleveland, O. — Picture No. 2 

Cleveland, O. — Picture No. 3 

Cleveland, O.- 
Pieture No. 5 

Cleveland, O. — Picture No. 6 


On a visit from his home In Florida, 
Harry Coton, Local 146, recently 
received special recognition at a 
meeting of his local. Coton is 86 
years old and has been a member of 
the Brotherhood for almost 60 years. 
Coton is shown above, right, with 
Business Agent Charles Beers. 

Cleveland, O. — Picture No. 1 


Local Union 254 dedicated its annual Spring 
Dinner Dance to its 25 thru 60 year members 
in recognition of their loyal services to 
the Brotherhood. Presenting the pins were 
Tom Welo, carpenters district council 
secretary, and Hy Dritz, carpenters district 
council treasurer. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Daniel O'Connel, Joseph 
Predina and F. T. Anzalone. Back row, from 
left: George FIromi and Eugene Uresh. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: William Melaragno, John Cahill, 
Don Cebol and Charles Heppner. Second row, 
from left: John Atkinson, Dominec LaBella and 
John Predina. Back row: George Tychan. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: William Savarda, Sigmund 
RutkowskI, James MacDowell and Henry 
Brzeski. Second row, from left: John Benedict, 
William Fink, Bud Jenkins and Steve Zadd. 
Back row, from left: Norman Trzeciak and 
Fabian Tomaszewski. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year member Ted 

Picture No. 5 shows, front row, from left: 
Treasurer Dritz presenting pins to 55-year 
members August Borovicka and William Melzer. 
Back row: 50-year member Milton Solomon. 

Picture No. 6 shows, from left: Secretary 
Welo presenting a pin to 60-year member 
Chester Hankiewicz. 

The following members were also honored, 
but were not available for pictures: 25-year 
members Lawrence Cabala, Edwin Dureiko, 
Emil Dubnicka, Victor Hochovar, Dennis 
Matuska, Joseph Perek, Kenneth Stark, 
Kenneth Taucher, William Thomas and Edward 
Zirnfus; 30-year members Steve Bibel, William 
Bletch, William Budzar, Robert Collins, Henry 
Dabrowski, Eugene Gerez, Fred Hanus, Edward 
Hamary, Russel Powers, Edward Pros, Frank 
Schoeffler, Raymond Schoeffler, Normin Turner, 
Ben Turski and Vincent Ventrone; and 55-year 
member Isadora Levinsky. 



A triple-barrel celebration was held by Local 
819 last September — dedication of the local's 
new building, a service pin presentation, and a 
Labor Day picnic. Special guests at the event 
were Fourth District Board Member Harold E. 
Lewis and Judge Russell Mcintosh, a gold card 
member of Local 819, who presented the pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25year members, front 
row, from left: Lewis R. Adkins, Leonard 
Anderson, Richard Wade, Joseph Robichard, 
Henry Rioux, Dorald E. Knowles, David H. 
Schwarz and Ralph Graves. 

Second row, from left; Steve Szabo, Norman 
Schmeider, James L. Selby, Jr., Boleslav 
Erickson, Henry Stith, Thomas Reamsnyder and 
Andrew J. Williams. 

Third row from left: John E. Taub, Leo 
Thibert, Richard W. Smith, Job J. Rigdon, Allan 
R. Symonette, Richard H. Cameron and Norman 
C. Smith. 

Picture No. 2 shows Frank Kaiser receiving 
his 70-year pin from Judge Mcintosh. 

Picture No. 3 shows Gardner B. Mason 
receiving his 50-year pin. 

Picture No. 4 shows Josef Weber receiving 
his 50-year pin. 

Picture No. 5 shows Fred Dorman receiving 
his 50-year pin. 

Picture No. G shows 4th District Board 
Member Harold E. Lewis, left, and Business 
Representative and Financial Secretary, Albert 
G. Petersen announcing honorees. 

Members receiving pins, but not present 
for photograph, were: 25-year members Ivan A. 
Bandlow, Vincent N. Barbro, Richard Christian, 
William T. Cloran, Carl E. Fred, Robert E. Fred, 

W. Palm Beach, Fla.— W. Palm Beach, Fla.- 
Piclure No. 4 Picture No. 5 

W. Palm Beach, Fla. — Picture No. 6 

Robert T. Fuller, Herbert B. Herring, Leo C. 
Hight, H. S. Josephson, Vernerl C. Knowles, 
Karl H. Langhann, Raymond W. Marx, H, J. 
Maviglia, Ernest McPeak, Frederick A. Mendes, 
Leroy Michael, James E. Miller, Manuel C. 
Pacheco, Sherrick F. Pinder, Edward E. Pioli, 
Robert Regalmann, Ivan W. Wilson, Robert Lee 
Wilson, Aloysius A. Ziegler; BO-year members 
Guy E. Boardman, G. F. Griffen and Thomas 
Webb; 60-year members Yancy E. Home, Emil 
Nordstrom, J. C. Pridham and Earl Rogers. 

W. Palm Beach, Fla. — Picture No. 6 


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Huntington, N.Y. — Picture No. 1 

Huntington, N.Y. — Picture No. 2 

Huntington, N.Y. — Picture No. 4 

Members of longstanding in Local 1292 
were recently honored at a service pin 

Picture No. 1 shows 25year members, 
seated, from left: H. Diehl, P. Pecce, P. 

Townsend, G. Marchinek and A. Stone. 

Standing, from left: R. Leggio, W. Krieg, 
M. Pascuzzi, Business Rep. J. Fuchs, Retired 
Business Rep. and VP B. Fuchs, W. Wilkinson 
and J. Marcinka. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30year members, 
seated, from left: W. Worontsotf, A. Kselman, 
R. Krapf, A. Schryuer and P. Arena. 

Standing, from left: G. Muchel, J. Keeler, 
L. Dauber, Business Rep. J. Fuchs, Retired Rep. 
B. Fuchs, F. Barrett and 0. Tjersland. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35year members, 
seated from left: E. Anderson, D. Robbins, A. 
Nelson, Sr., R. Comeau and F. Bitonti. 

Standing, from left: Business Rep. J. Fuchs 
and Retired Rep. B. Fuchs. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40year member A. 
Abrahamson, center, with Retired Rep. Fuchs, 
left, and Business Rep. J. Fuchs, right. 





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At a recent dinner, Local 1289 honored 
members with 25 to 60 years of service to the 
United Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 60-year members, from 
left: Guy Adams, general representative, and 
Anton Hanson. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Albert DiNardo and George A. Olsen. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Mark Williams, John Rude, Gilbert Cardin, 
George McCown, Samuel Wright, Clifford H. 
Erickson, and Joe Pike. 

Back row, from left: Charles L Thompson, 
Ove Clausen, Kenath J. Allen, Lothar Sundby, 
Leo Goldade, and Lawrence K Babcock. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Roy Gaunt, Frank Armstrong, 
Robert Knowles, Herman johansen, Richard 
Pedersen, Harold Nelson, and James Linde. 

Back row, from left: Grant Stover, Gus Miller, 
Fred Micera, Die Blindheim, and William W. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: William A. Chramosta, Leslie J. 
Tingley, C. Sydney Jensen, Thor B. Thomsen, 
Fred Brody, Thomas R. Weitz, and Myron D. 

Back row, from left: Russell H. Musgrave, 
Harold A. Fithen, Donald E. Bower, Waldo E. 
Christopherson, Norman Hovland, Alexander 
Ferrency, Allen Nystrom, and Lawrence W. 

Picture No. 6 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Clifford P. Smith, Arthur French, 
Alvin J. Vnuk, Clarence F. Olson, William 
Daschner, Leo J. Zimmerman, and William 

Back row, from left: Jens Simonsen, Martin 
Mickelson, Clarence Rodenberg, Jens Holm, Leif 
Nelson, Oscar E. West, Arthur Atwater, Jim M. 
Carico, Leslie Ness, and Larry Buttedahl. 

Picture No. 7 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: Woodrow Fagerlie, Everett A. 
Thomas, Jack Schwader, Ted Gores, Lloyd E. 
Stewart, Lester C. Uphaus, and Harold Stjern. 

Back row, from left: Ole C. Alsvick, Cede F. 
Meditz, and John E. Usrey. 

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Local 1997 members with 25 to 40 years 
of service to the Brotherhood were awarded 
service pins at a recent ceremony. Richard 
Meile, secretary-treasurer of the Illinois 
District Council presented the awards. 

Members are shown in the accompanying 
picture, seated, from left: Richard Studt, 
35-years; Arnold Trost, 35-years; Albert Cawi, 
40-years; Herman Winkler, 25-years; and 
Maurice Mudd, 30-years. 

Standing, from left: Meile; James Johnson, 
35-years; Michael Schreder, 25-years; and 
Lloyd Arras, business representative. 

Columbia, III. 



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The following list of 731 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $1,219,291.00 death claims paid in November, 
1 982; (s) following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

1, CbJcago, IL— Fred T. McConnell, Gene Par- 

ker, Harold T. Nilson, Nicholas J. Rizzo. 

2, Cincinnati, OH— Elon Suter, Vincent Plog- 

4, Davenport, lA — Edwin Carstens. 

6, Hudson CounI)', NJ— David Wolper, James 

A. Carlson, Rudolph Weiss. 

7, Minneapolis, MN— Albert F. Krefting, Arthur 

Kratzke, Bessie Hilbelink (s), George Gal- 
chutt, Milton Nelson, Oscar Pulju. 

8, Philadelphia, PA — Helen Demasse (s), Her- 

man Alexy, Michael Mangravete. 
H, Oeveland, OH— Frank Kausek, Joseph In- 
fanti, Peter Kozak. 

12, Syracuse, NY — George Bobbitt. 

13, Chicago, IL — John J. Bochte. 

15, Hackensack, NJ— Bonoria Aanensen (s) 
Ethel Biggs (s), Howard Schmucker, Lester 
W. Yeomans. 

16, Springfield, IL — Arthur Carrigan 

17, Bronx, NY— Albert RoUa, Angelo GiunU, 
Anthony Bagnato, Anthony lesu, Carl Hen- 
nkson, Edward Foster, Gerard Lisanti, 
Joseph Trotta, Milton Corkery, Nick Sulich, 

.„ Rudolph Morgan, Wilhelm Axel Wallin. 

19, Detroit, MI— Frank Sobczyk, Joseph E. Fel- 
ker, Thomas J. Respondek, William F. 

20, New York, NY— Stanley Sendrak. 

22, San Francisco, CA— Albert Hogue, J Bert 
Hill, Subratten Buksh (s), William Mason 
William N. Hunter. 

24, Central CT — Charles Panico, Esther Amanda 
Soderquist (s). 

30, New London, CN— Arthur LUjequist. 

31, Trenton, NJ— Jessie E. Reynolds (s). 

33, Boston, MA — Alfred H. Lamontagne, Carl 
J. Barretto, Isabella Kehoe (s), James L. 
Zins, Philip Locke. 

34, Oakland, CA— Jerry I. Gale, Leonard A 
Craig, Ruth Maxine Adams (s). 

35, San Rafael, CA— Vera L .Reading (s). 

36, Oakland, CA— Amanda B. Bossery (s), John 

40, Boston, MA— Ake Blomdahl, Martin, Calli- 

41, Wobum, MA— Francis J. Walsh. 

42, San Francisco, CA— Jacob Xaxier Stone, 
June Alice Ancic (s). 

43, Hartford, CT— Henri F, Lavoie. 

44, Champagin, Urba, IL — Warde N. Baker 

46, S. St. Marie, MI— Fred Haefner 

47, St. Louis, MO— Albert J. Ortleb, Dorothy 
Delores Burroughs (s). Llovd H. Quade 

50, KnoxviUe, TN— James R. Gilliland. 

55, Denver, CO— George Wooten. Glenn H. 
., _ ^"- Gordon J. Randolph. Thomas Ogiela. 

56, Boston, MA— Hampy J. Madore. 

58, Chicago, IL — Anders Anderson, Ernest Hag- 
erstrom. George E. Anderson. 

60, Indianapolis, IN— Clark R. Schoolcraft 
James E. David. Lawrence L. Tolley Sr 
Opal Thompson (s). Otto F. Suhr, William 
M. Altman. 

61, Kansas City, MO— Charles L. Jeffrey. Sr 
Lawrence M. Briner, Vera Jones (s). Vesta 

«,?,■} I'l^jJ''' Virginia Pearl Bryant (s), 
Wilfred McKee. 

62, Chicago, IL — Abel Vanderlaan. Fred Wood 
Olga M. Nelson (s), Theodore Thybere 
Thomas S. Zitzka. 

64, Louisville, KY— John Ashbrook. Lawrence 

66, Olean, NY— Arvid Engburg, George ShevMn, 

Glen Haskins. 

67, Boston, MA— James J. Connolly, Maxine 
Miles (s). Raymond E. Shaw. 

69, Canton, OH— Roy V. Ronald 

74, Chattanooga, TN— Elmo Albritlon, Norman 

B. Moore. 
76, Hazellon, PA— Elwood Chamberlain, George 

A. Gillespie .Gladys L. Wolff (s). 
80, Chicago, IL— Timothy J. Walsh. 
83, Halifax, N.S., Can.— Gerald N. Sullivan. 
87, SI. Paul, MN— Chester J. Pfeifler, Duslin O. 

Krueger, Harold Jackson, Martin Saccvich 
89, MobUe, AL— Nelson Harris. 

94, Providence, RI— Albert Peterson. August 
Nagel, Hilmer Carlson. Howard Harris, 
Joseph DiOemente, William A. Matthews. 

95, Detroit, MI— Frederick C. Douglas. 

99, Bridgeport, CT— Ernest Tamburin, William 

F. Daly 
101, Balllmore, MD— John V. A. Koontz, 

Manuel Cabral. William F. Pohlman. 

103, BlmilnRham, AL — James B. Johnson, Joyca 
June Moore (s). 

104, Daylon, OH— Anne Lee Powers (s), Mil- 
dred L. Berg (s), Troy J. Sims. 

105, Cleveland, OH— Gunleik Rise. 
109, Sheffield, AO— M. C. Hamilton. 
112, Butte, MT— Raymond Levra. 
116, Bay City, MI— John Dereniak. 

Local Union, City 

117, Albany, NY — Nicholas J. Panagopoulos. 
Ul, Vineland, NJ— WiJHam B. Trout. 

Okupinski (s). 
122, PhUadelpUa, PA— Frank Legacki, Lucy 
124, Passaic, NJ — Max Erman. 

131, SeatUe, WA— Alma V. Durst (s), Henny 
G. Elduen (sj. 

132, Washington, DC— Carl Chappell, Harry 
Bryant, Jr., J. Leroy Poole, Thomas W. 

135, New York, NY— Frank Hajosch, Julia 
Jankovic (s), Marvin Bair, Nat Breg, Sam 

141, Chicago, 

-William Wheeler. 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— Raymond F. Hoff. 
144, Macon, GA— John A. Whidby. 
155, Plainfield, NJ— William H. Drake. 
162, San Mateo, CA— Albert Hinrichs. 

168, Kansas City, KS — Omar I. Armstrong. 

169, East SL Louis, IL — Charles RuUedge, Sr. 
174, Joliet, IL— Dennis G. Vargo. 

180, Valleio, CA— John E. Craft. 

182, Cleveland, OH— Stanko, Mejak. 

183, Peoria, IL— Clarence W. Stocksick, Ru- 
dolph Erbe. 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Raymond C. Inman. 
186, SteubenvUle, OH— EUida Anderson (s), 

Marie J. Fisher (s). 
188, Yonkers, NY — George Munroe, Nicholas 

194, East Bay, CA— Ralph G. Norman. 

195, Peru, IL— John E. RusseU. 

198, Dallas, TX— Dennis L. Oxiey, neeta Jane 
Scroggins (s), Franklin C. Probst, Terry T. 

199, Chicago, II^Birger Swanson. 

200, Columbus, OH — Almina L. Smith (s), 
Charles N. Moss, Joseph J. Decenzo, Law- 
rence Davis, Richard A. Kirkpatrick, Waldo 
L. Rickenbacher, Wayne E. Frazier. 

203, Poughkeepsla, NY — Gomer B. Strom. 

210, Stamford, CT— Calvin Wheaton, Edmund 
Pfeffer, Edward Davis, Ethel Belle Gandrup 
(s), Stanley Piasecki, Sr. 

213, Houston, TX — Abner G. Benton, Aloysious 
J. Boehm, C. Ray Johnson, Edwin E. Bul- 
lock, Sr., Mary Kathryn Weatherford (s), 
Willie R. Bishoff. 

225, AUanta, GA— Clarence J. Fuller. 

235, Riverside, CA — Gladys Darlene Newton (s). 

242, Chicago, IL — Joseph Zangri, Richard O. 

246, New York, NY— Philip Caroprese. 

247, Portland, OR— Carl Berger, Charles L. 
Jones, Lawrence Breniser, Lorine A. Wal- 
dele, Walter Groskopf. 

255, Bloomingburg, NY — Gustaf Lindstrom. 

256, Savannah, GA— Clara Olds Gunler (s), 
Handy Rawls, Lloyd L. Rahn. 

257, New York, NY— Friu Johanson, John 

259, Jackson, TN — Charles C. Jordan, Ernest 
Green, Sam Bonds. 

261, Scranton, PA — Joseph F. Bartell. 

262, San Jose, CA — Ida Irene Navarro (s) Wil- 
liam C. Richards. 

264, Milwaukee, WI — Frances Stuck (s). 

267, Dresden, OH — Francis B. Pape. Leo Joseph 

272, Chicago Hgt., IL — Maizie Lillian Zander 

275, Newton, M.4 — Joseph Orciani. 
278, Walertown, NY — Cameely M. Goutremout 


283, Augusta, GA — Joseph C. Hamilton, 

284, New York, NY — Giuseppe Ricciardi, Her- 
bert Ramshaw. James Short. 

286, Great Falls, MT— Arthur J. Gemberling. 
292, Linton, IN — Norma Lee Smith (s). 

297, Kalamazoo, MI — Bouke Venema, Frank C. 

298, New York, NY— Axel W. Johnson. 
304, Denlson, TX— William H. Cunningham. 
311, Joplln, MO — Lorraine Solomon (s). 

314, Madison, WI— Paul J. Zeier, Theodore 

316, San, CA — Amador Valencia, Karcna 

Huntur Root (s). 
320, Augusta, ME— John T. Colbum, 
329, Oklahoma City. OK— John T. Williams. 

Ret.T F. Burger (sV 
331, Norfolk, VA— Bums P. Smith. 
334, Saginaw, MI — John F. Hogan. 
337, Detroit. MI — Daniel Munslow, John Postma. 

341, Chicago, IL — Stanley Kowalski. 

342, Pawtucket, RI— Alfred J. Planlc. Oscar H. 
Bonin. Wilfred Loisclle. 

350. New Rochelle. NY — Carl Spalin. 

359, Philadelphia. PA — George M. Young. 

George N. Weierbach. James C. Cooper. 

Rich.nrd H. Moller. 

361. Dululh. MN— Louis J. Conncrs. 

362, Pueblo, CO — Mervin Harvey Pearson. 

Local Union, City 

378, EdwardsviUe, Il^WUbur Kubicek. 
404, Lake Co. OH — Denmond L. Stewart 
411, San Angelo, TX — Sidney York McKirmey. 
422, New Brighton, PA — William W. Simon. 

424, Hingham, MA — Charles E. Morton, Paul 
E, BUbo. 

425, El Paso, TX— Angelina C. Luna (s). 
428, Fairmont, WV— W. Edwin Lough. 
434, Chicago, IL— Edward J. McGrath. 
440, Buffalo, NY— Joseph Palermo. 
450, Ogden, UT— Hance A. Taylor. 

454, Philadelphia, PA— Francis J. Gorman. 

455, Somervllle, NJ — Peter Sarboukh. 
458, Clarksville, IN- Flora Arnold (s). 

468, New York, NY' — Vytautas A. Lubinskas. 
470, Tacoma, WA — Leon S. Lovejoy, Noah R. 

472, Ashland, KY— Effie Jean Dickerson (s), 

Richard Cliilders. 
483, San Francisco, CA — Frank J. Silva. 
492, Reading, PA— Carrie M, Zeller (s). 
494, Windsor, OoL Can,— John B. Cockbum, 

Pasquale C. Lucente. 
500, BuUer, PA— Jacob L. Lunsford. 
510, Berthoud, CO— Marlin Brusberg. 
512, Ann Arbor, ttO. — Clare F. Deyo. 
514, Wilkes Barre, PA— Joseph W. Kolodziej. 
517, PorUand, ME — William A. Corliss. 
541, Washington, PA— Willard F. Seaman. 
556, MeadvUle, PA— Archie R. Hepler, Sr. 
563, Glendale, CA — Margaret Katherine Miller 

576, Pine Bluff, AR— Roy C. Hammond. 
586, Sacramento, CA — Frank A. Gapella. 
595, Lynn, .MA— Donald E. Falke. 

599, Hammond, IN — Carl Phegley, George King. 
Michael Girman, William Scebeio. 

600, Lehigh Valley, PA— John Koenig, Pearl A. 
Daubert (s). 

608, New York, NY— Elizabeth Stangl (s), Joseph 

Lees, Michael Woods. 
610, Port Arthur, TX— Eddie N. Fleniken, Glenn 

Dudley White. 
620, Madison, NJ — Carl Jakobson, Peter Sims. 
622, Waco, TX— Robert A. Jones, Sr., Thomas 

S. Hankins. 

626, Wilmington, DE— David A. Marvel, Jr., 
John H. Webb. 

627, Jacksonville, PL — Francis C. Moore, Lula 
M. Jones (s), Robert L. Futch. 

633, Madison, II^Helen Wagner (s). 

637, HamUton, OH— Anna R. Hatfield (s). 

639, Akron, OH— Gerald J. Johnson, Wilbur E. 

642, Richmond, CA — Ernest Gregston, Raymond 

644, Pekin, IL — Cyrus Elijah Armstrong. 
651, Jackson, MI — Lyman L. Slaughter. 
665, Amarlllo, TX— Marvin J. Hill. 
668, Palo Alto, CA— Amelia Smith (s), Bernard 

R. Pack, Thomas B. Guill. 
678, Dubuque, W — Raymond Roggensack. 
696, Tampa, FL — Romie R. Smith. 
698, Covington, KY— Earl R. Bell, Fremont J. 

701, Fresno, CA— Paul E. Holt, Reuben R. 

710, Long Beach, CA — Lee O. Robey. 
715, Elizabeth. NJ— Elmer Green. Joseph Malta. 

727, HIaleah, FL— Richard V. Monaghan. 

728. Pontlac, IL — Marjorie J. Dawson (s). 
739, Cincinnati, OH— William Henrv, Jr. 
742, Decatur, IL — Medford L. Brooks. 

745, Honolulu, HI — Edmund M. Horikawa, 
Fukuo Murakami. 

751, Santa Rosa, CA — Margaret Agnes Goss (s). 

752, Jollelte, Que., Can. — Francois Thibodeau. 

753, Beaumont, TX — Adam Miller. Mildred O. 
McSwcen (s). 

764, Shreveport, LA — James O. Harris. 

770, Yakima. WA — James A. Hepburn. 

771. WalsonvUIc. CA— Brvan J. Whitley. 

785, Cambridge, Ont. Can. — Robert H. Moyer. 
787, New York. NY— Gabriel Gabriclsen, Gerald 

J. Dcsiderio. Matilda Stack (s). 
792, Rockford, IL — Emma Cutler, Jack Floyd, 

Leonard Pcdcrscn. 
815, Bcverb', MA — George W. Perry. Henry J. 

823, Camden, TN — Henry Porter Hamlin. 
836. Jancsvllle. WI — Clarence Bablcr. 

844, Reseda, CA— Albert Haak. Ernest K. Mad- 
vig. Harold A. Smidt. Miles Williams. 

845, Cllflon Heights, PA— Shirlev C. O'Bncn. 
857. Tucson, -VZ— Michael Warchol. 

865, Brunswick, GA— Larrv Sellers. 

902, Brookly, N.Y. — Daniel Pedcrsen. Dorothy 

Deccan fs). Hjalmar Karlstrom. James 

McGuincss. Joseph Muscat. Oswald Meier. 
906, Glendale, AZ — Catherine Lunn Zummallen 

929, Los Angeles, CA— Carl F. Lnirich, Mildred 

Murray (O. 
943, Tulka OK— James H. Calhoun. 



Local Union, City 

944, San Bernadino, CA — Gilbert J. Santana. 
954, Mt .Vernon, WA — Melvin C. Afseth. 
964, Rockland County, NY— Fred Hoffman. 
971, Reno, NV— Carl Wenzel, William Spargo. 

976, Marion, OH— Howard C. HuU, Jr., William 
H. Tubbs. 

977, Wichita Falls, TX — Anton J. Wachsmaim, 
Nora M. Castles (s). 

982, Detroit, MI— Willard Belttari, WiUiam F. 

993, Miami, FL — Charles A. Bradt, Mabel J. 

Smith (s), Vernon E. Iverson. 
998, Royal Oak, MI — Jesse Frantz, Thomas 

1000, Tampa, FL— Daniel E. DeVoy, Kathryn 

C. Evans (s). 

1002, KnoxTille, TE — Arnold B. Stoolcsbury. 

1005, MerrUlyille, IN— Charles E. Stokes, Jr. 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ — Issac V. Vanars- 

1007, Niagara Falls, Ont., Can. — George Ken- 
neth Hebden. 

1017, Redmond, OR— Elsie Sara Taylor (s). 
1043, Gary, IN— Arnold N. Cox, Michael Bali, 
Richard W. Simpson, Wayne C. Guy. 

1052, Hollywood, CA — Carl H. Berggren, Louis 

1053, Milwaukee, WI— Ernest A. Bode, Fred- 
erick, A. Buchmann. 

1055, Lincoln, NE — Juanita Seballos (s). 

1058, Twin Falls, ID — Homer Bayless 

1062, Santa Barbara, CA — Jocelyn M. Kirkwood 

1067, Port Huron, MI— Randall Wilklns 
1074, Eau Claire, WI — Emma Amelia Granger 

1089, Phoenix, AZ — Anna Mildred Deboer (s). 

1092, Marseilles, IL — Carl Anderson. 

1093, Glencoye, NY — Mary L. Famiglietti (s). 

1097, Longriew, TX — Louise Frances Clark (s). 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA — Donald F. Elisar. 
1100, Flagstaff,AZ — Edward Svoboda, Nancy 

Filleen Cordero (s). 

1108, Cleveland, OH — Vincent Capka. 

1109, Visalia, CA — Garrett H. Cunningham. 

1113, San Bernardino, CA — Freeman W. Roberts. 

1114, S. Milwaukee, WI — John R. Benson, Marie 
A. Wierzba (s). 

1120, Portland, OR— Edward A. Webb, Henry 

Gerlach, James I. Bryan. 
1125, Los Angeles, CA — Doris Jean Walker (s). 

1128, La Grange, IL — Sigurd Dronen. 

1129, Kittanning, PA— Raymond William Rea- 

1132, Aipena, MI— Albert Raymond Frantz, Gay 

Ann Filipiak (s). 
1134, Mt. Kisco, NY— Edward Murphy, Salva- 

tore F. Sassano. 
1138, Toledo, OH— Adelbert Scherbarth, Harry 

Falk, Martin Haas. 
1140, San Pedro, CA— Agnes C. DogU (s). 

1148, Olympia, WA— Herman H. Kline 

1149, San Francisco, CA — Johnnie L. Maroon. 
1160, Pittsburgh, PA— Barclay Porter. 

1163, Rochester, NY — Qara L. Chojnacki (s), 
Eleanor Eisinger (s). 

1164, New York, NY— Sol Zucker. 

1184, Seattle, WA— David Minaker. 

1185, Chicago, n^-Bemice Parker (s), Stanley 
J. Sermak. 

1186, Alton, n^-Hazel A. Rogers (s). 

1187, Grand Island, NE— Mabel Rundall (s), 
Stanley Svitak. 

1188, Mt. Canncl, IL — Harold Duncan. 
1194, Pensacola, FL — Samuel Oscar Simpson. 

1204, New York, NY — Guiseppe Segeline, Joseph 

1205, Indio, CA— John W. Ford, Jr. 
1226, Pasadena, TX — Walter G. Crenshaw. 
1240, OroviUe, CA — Raymond B. Summers. 

1250, Homestead, FL — Earl M. Jones. 

1251, N. Westminster, BC, Can. — Andrew Mur- 
ray Hawn. 

1263, Atlanta, GA— Kenneth V. Shead. 

1266, August, TX — Ben W. Hendrickson. 

1280, Mountain View, CA — Arthur J. Goforth, 

Wilma Frankie Linn (s). 
1289, Seattle, WA — Rhoda D. Campbell (s). 
1292, Huntington, NY— Dagny Froitland (s), 

Frank Wagner, Joseph Herold, Oscar B. 

1296, San Diego, CA — Meadie A. Dillman (s), 

Richard C. Manire. 
1308, Lake Worth Fl^-Oifford V. Driscoll, 

Margaret A. Majewski (s). 
131S, Ahoskie, NC— Paul Valentine, Jr. 
1319, Albuquerque, NM — Howard E. Neff, James 

A. King. 
1323, Monterey, CA — Iris B. Burkam (s), Pearl 

Cameron (s). 
1325, Edmonton, Alta, Can. — Clarence J. T. 

Byrne, Maurice Champagne. 
1329, Independence, MO — Paul J .Ehmaim, 

Walter E. Evans, William E. Pine. 
1334, Baytown, TX— Lenard T. Downing Thelma 

D. Frorthingham (s). 

1341, Owcnsboro, KY — Donald R. Cronin. 

1342, Irvington, NJ — Carmine A. Zoino, Mary 
Adinolfi (s), Rita Joy Rommel (s), Thorvald 

Local Union, City 

1359, Toledo, OH— Sophia Lahola (s). 

1361, Chester, n^-Peter Ray Heuer, William 
Herman Treece. 

1362, Ada Ardmore, OK — WiUiam F. Franko- 

1364, New London, WI — Joseph C. Troiber, Sr. 
1368, Seattle, WA— Janet I^e Dickinson (s). 

1372, Easthampton, MA— Walter F. Gradnitzer. 

1373, Flint, MI— Dawsey Medlin, Sr. 

1386, St. John, NB Can.— Werneth C. Peppard. 
1388, Oregon City, OR— Florence Eunice Califf 
(s), Lillie Lorene Buss (s). 

1393, Toledo, OH— John E. Delong. 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, FL— Harry A. Halliday. 

1396, Golden CO— Raymond S. Barker. 

1397, North Hempstad, NY— Frederick G. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— Gordon L. Mahar, 
Leonard Cabaniss, Margaret Bergquam (s). 

1418, Lodi, CA — Charles P. Engstrom, Henry J. 
Hicks, Jim R. Hicks, Ray Dougherty. 

1423, Corpus Christie, TX — Ruben Flores. 

1437, Compton, CA — Hazel Violet Naughtin (s), 
James F. Greet. 

1449, Lansing, MI — Donald G. Phillips. 

1452, Detroit, MI— Barney L. Cochran. 

1454, Cincinnati, OH— Earl Mason 

1456, New York, NY— Carl W. Hanson, Elmer 
Gould, Paul Kivitis, Russell Skrodinsky. 

1457, Toledo, OH— Krank Doman. 

1471, Jackson, MS — Albert E. Hammack, George 

B. FerreU. 

1478, Redondo, CA— Robert Malone (s), Vaun 

1485, La Porte, IN— John R. Nordstrom 

1486, Auburn, CA — Joseph J. Denson. 

1489, Burlington, NJ— Thomas W. Richmond. 

1490, San Diego, CA — Steven A. Preston. 
1498, Provo, UT— Harry F. Chittock. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Paul Nybakken, Warren 

1509, Miami, FL — Rosalie Mae Martin (s). 
1522, Martel, CA — Jesse Solomon Rice 
1526, Denton, TX — Mabel Louise Snider (s). 
1534, Petersburg, VA — Eugene Elmore. 
1553, Culver City, CA— Thomas Hill. 
1564, Casper, WY— Dick Brauer. 
1573, West Allis, WI— Hugo Sagunsky. 
1583, Englewood, CO — Mary Frances Salter (s). 
1588, Sydney, NS, Can. — Anthony Gillis, Gerald 

J. Thomas. 

1595, Montgomery County, PA — Lawrence E. 

1596, St. Louis, MO — Fred T. Jurgens, Henry 
G. Sudheimer. 

1598, Victoria BC, Can. — Sidney James Adam- 

1622, Hayward CA — George B. Perry, James H. 
Hamm, Joe S. Terra, John Militello, Robert 
R. Lavigne. 

1641, Naples, FL — Percy G. Hanson. 

1644, Minneapolis, MN— Ann T. Eicher (s). 

1665, Alexandria, VA — Jean Louise Bradley (s), 
Julia C. Barton (s). 

1669, Ft. William, Ont., Can.— Frederick W. 
Williamson, Theodore Kankos. 

1685, Pineda, FL — Louis H. Richards. 

1688, Manchester, NH — Levi L. Blouin. 

1689, Tacoma WA — Melvin J. Neiffer, Russell 

C. Wainscott. 

1693, Chicago IL— Alfred H. Voss 

1715, Vancouver, WA — B. Pauline Hisel (s), 
Henry Clay Dugger, Judy A. Heup (s). 

1725, Daytona Beach, FL — Frank S. Knowles, 
Nola Jean Hardwood (s). 

1733, Marshfield, WI— EUsworth Riedel, John 

1739, Kirkwood, MO — Edward Schlegel, George 
Bach, Sr. 

1746, Portland, OR— Mary M. Rivet (s). 

1750, Oeveland, OH — Richard Scibbe 

1752, Pomona, CA — Esther A. Hadley (s), Jo- 
seph Lagamba, Lucius C. Elkins, Richard 
T. Lagrande. 

1764, Marion, VA — James Fred Taylor, John 
Marchant, Jr.. Mary Ellen Debusk (s). 

1765, Orlando, FL — Emmett Lee Moles, James 

1780, Las Vegas, NV — Leonard Baldwin, William 

F. Ellis. 
1792, Sedalia, MO— William C. Hanes. 
1795, Farmington, MO — Melvin Vincent Eckhoff. 

1811, Monroe, LA — Henry W. Brewer. 

1812, Duncan, BC, Can. — Jacob C. Isaak. 
1815, Santa Ana, CA — John D. Bush. 

1823, Philadelphia, PA— Tunothy F. Vattima. 

1827, Las Vegas, NV — Joseph G. Benetti. 

1846, New Orleans, LA — Felix Dangerfield, 
James W. Gardner, Louis F. Bordelon, 
William E. Warren. 

1849, Pasco, WA — Oscar Waymire. 

1861, MUpitas, CA — Ernest Demartini 

1865, Minneapolis, MN — Carl Hjalmar Martens- 

1884, Lubbock, TX — Maidolene Wossum (s). 

1896, The Dalles Oregon— Hobert Greene, Mel- 
vin E. Baker. 

1913, San Fernando, CA — Joseph A. Lootens. 

1921, Hempstead, NY — Anthony Trovant, Josef 
Alex Fiedorczyk. 

Local Union, City 

1922, Chicago, IL — George Fennema. 
1948, Ames, lA— Kyle F. McCracken. 
1961, Roseburg, OR— Byron Crowell, Violet 

Hanson (s). 
1971, Temple, TX— James A. Cryer. 
1987, St. Charles, MO — Alvin Heitgerd. 
2012, Seaford, DE— Lula Mae Mumford (s). 
2018, Ocean County, NJ— Arthur Fleisch, Helen 
1947, Hollywood, FL— Everett Childs. 

M. Stout (s). 
2046, Martinez, CA — Jerry Dean Persons, Leslie 

G. Bothun, Maria A. Holden (s), Thelma 

I. Gerlitz (s). 
2049, GUhertsviUe, KY— Oda Louise, Moses (s). 
2071, Belllngham, WA — Elaine Sundean, Harold 

Dunn, Wilfred Glopen. • 

2077, Columbus, OH— Helen M. Slane (s). 

2078, Vista, CA— Ella Carrie Lundemo (s). 
2083, Red Whig, MN— Lawrence H. MiUer 
2098, Camden, NJ— Catherine E. Klaus (s). 
2101, Moorefield, WV— Charies F. Riggleman. 
2103, Calgary Alta, Can.— Daniel R. Haycock, 

John P. Konkin. 
2117, Flushing, NY — Salvatore Cantatore. 
2155, New York, NY — Cosimo Parrinello, 

Haakon Halvorsen, Vincent Jankowsld. 

2202, Price Utah — ^Marcia Tanner (s). 

2203, Anahehn, CA — Charles Donaldson, Ken- 
neth N. Bell, Olaf Lee Johnson. 

2212, Newark, NJ — George Boyle, Getrude 

Olivero (s). 
2214, Festus, MO— Ralph W. Fox. 
2217, Lakeland, FL — Charles S. Henderson. 
2232, Houston, TX— James R. Russell, Jr., Pat 

Poland, Raymond E. Spates. 
2244, Little Chute, WI— Norbert Verstegen. 
2250, Red Bank, NJ— George Spontak, Simon 

2265, Detroit, MI— Harold Kilroy. 
2274, Pittsburgh, PA— Frank A. Cycak. 

2287, New York, N.Y. — Frances Brower. 

2288, Los Angeles, CA — Herbert C. Laursen, 
Loran G. EUiott. 

2292, Ocala, FL — Ivan Shutler, Tommy Griffis. 
2313, Meridian, MS— Helen M. WiUiamson (s). 
2337, Milwaukee, WI — Frank Dompke. 
2340, Bradnton-Sarastafl — Harry H. Andersen. 
2344, Merrill WI— Harold H. Hoffman. 
2350, Scranton, PA — Eugene McColligan. 
2354, Sylacauga, AL — Edna Virginia Smith (5). 
2360, Columbia, TN — Gayden Lee Richardson 

2375, Los Angeles, CA — Henry K. Hansen. 

2398, El Cajon, CA— Leland C. Long, Robert 
W. Blankartz. 

2399, Maniwaki Que Can. — Lawrence Whear 
Roger Francoeur. 

2435, Inglewood, CA — Levi Parker, Peggy M. 
Fedderson (s). 

2436, New Orleans, LA— Salvadore Mumphrey. 
2463, Ventura, CA — Thurman Wayne Tanner, 

Walter C. Morland. 
2471, Pensacola, FL— Basel S. Petty. 
2519, Seattle, WA— Myrtle A. Malde (s). 
2522, St. Helens, OR— Robert William Temple- 
ton, Walter Johnson. 
2554, Lebanon, OR — Henry A. Kaczmarek, Lewis 

M. Powell, Sr. 
2581, Llbby, MT — Elmer Billadeau, Howard L. 

Loveless, Lloyd F. Elliott. 
2592, Eureka, CA — Clyde E. Seidel. 
2600, San Diego. CA — Martha G. Pyers (s). 
2633, Tacoma, WA— Oliver Omat, Willisford G. 

2652, Standard. CA — Thomas Enloe. 
2659, Everett WA— Mark Welbom. 
2667, Belllngham, WA — Earl Moore. 
2679, Toronto, Ont., Can. — Bruno Tamulionis. 
2682. New York, NY — Anne Byrne (s), Morris 

2714, Dallas, OH— Roger C. McKinney. 
2739. Yakima. WA— George F. Knobel, Jacob 

Korfus, Theophile J. Gamache, Walter 

2750, Springfield. OR — ^Marion Rosella, Snider 

(si. Robert E. Lee. 
2756, Goshen, OR — Kelley Byers. 
2767. MoHon, WA— Donald F. Morris, Earl 

2812, Missoula, MT— Lillian M. Peterson (s). 
2822, St. Helens. OR — Beatrice Howard (s). 
2834, Denver, CO — Frank J. Gessing, Jr. 
2881, Portland, OR— Walter Schmid. 
2902. Bums, OR— Merl R. Luce, William Bryan 

2907, Weed, CA — Joe D. Acquistapace. 
2927, Martell, CA— Robert J. Williams. 

2929, Nashville, TN — Howard A. Thomas. 

2930, Jasper, IN — Delores, Haas. 
2993, Franklhi, IN— Franklni D. York. 

2995, Kapuskasng, Ont., Can. — Alfred St. Hilaire, 

Femand Theberge, Raynald Drouin, Ronald 

3119, Tacoma, WA— David J. Lloyd, Peter 

3141, San Francisco, CA — Philip StoU. 
3161, Maywood, CA — Manuel Delreal. 
3251, San Juan, PR — Benedicto, Mojica. 
7000, Province of Quebec, LCL 134-2 — ^Anita 

Allard, Joseph Laurin, Wilfrid LaPlante, (s). 




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let's Do the UJork 

That must Be Done 

...With nothing 

Toicen For Cronted 

Union employers must not be 

pushed to the wall by unfair, 

lovf-vfage, non-union competitors 

I THINK IT'S time we got back to basics. 
We've got unemployment that's officially about 
11% for the country as a whole, and in the 
construction industry it's probably twice that. In 
some areas, it's a lot worse. 

The number of employed members of this 
Brotherhood has been falling steadily, in every 
aspect of our jurisdiction. An awful lot of our 
brothers and sisters are in real trouble. 

And at the same time that construction work is 
in the doldrums in a lot of places, the non-union 
contractors are trymg to keep even more UBC 
members off the job. 

Through the years since the early 1930s, we've 
had the protection of Davis-Bacon, the federal 
law that puts some restraints on wage-cutting, 
anti-union contractors, at least so far as projects are 
concerned that have federal money directly or 

Open shop employers have made Davis-Bacon 
their principal target in the construction industry. 
They want it repealed or weakened so much, it 
won't be of any use to union people. The Depart- 
ment of Labor tried to do the bosses' dirty work 
for them in a series of regulations that would have 
pulled all the teeth from Davis-Bacon. 

Fortunately the building trades unions — includ- 
ing the Carpenters — acted fast, with a legal action 
that brought a stop order from the federal courts. 
The judge said that what the Labor Department 
was trying to do was illegal. (Isn't it a sad com- 
mentary on our times that the U.S. Dept. of Labor, 

which under the law is supposed to help wage 
earners, winds up doing the bosses' dirty work in 
an effort to undermine the living standards of 
wage earners?) 

But no sooner had the court order supported the 
union case when an influential paper like the New 
York Times was calling on Congress to toss Davis- 
Bacon aside. 

So that battle is sure to come up again. 

And we'd better be in battle trim to meet the 
challenge when it comes. 

Taking Things for Granted? 

I have a strong feeling that we trade unionists, 
through the many years when jobs were abundant 
and pay was rising, may have come to take things 
a little too much for granted. 

We'd better not. 

This union has a job to do organizing the un- 
organized, and protecting the people who belong 
to this union from non-union insecurity. There's 
only one real reason why an employer doesn't 
want a union shop — he wants to save money on 

From a business standpoint, that gives him an 
unfair advantage in his competitive battle with 
those who pay fair wages and maintain decent 
conditions. From our standpoint, that's bad news. 

The more we organize, the more secure our 
members become. 

So I feel that the members of this Brotherhood 
have an obligation — to the union, of course, but 
also to themselves and their families. The obliga- 
tion is to help bring new members into our ranks. 

Don't get me wrong. We have a very good 
organizing staff, better than those of most unions 
I know about. Our Operation Turn-Around is a 
well-thought-out program for picking targets and 
going after the organizing of new members. 

But skilled as our organizing staff may be, the 
best sales people for this Brotherhood should be the 
people who belong to it. You — ^the members get 
the benefits — wages, hours, working conditions, 
vacations, pension rights, health and welfare, and 
holidays, to name a few. You ought to be able 
to "sell unionism" to workers who don't have those 
benefits. We've got a superior product — our 
Brotherhood — and it should appeal to people who 
have no protection from their boss's whims or 



Let's Do It Ourselves! 

Another place where we can get back to basics 
is right there on the picket line when we have to go 
on strike at a shop or plant. I know a lot of local 
affiliates in our union and in others where the 
picketing job is given out to strangers, or at least to 
non-members, and they get paid for doing it. 

That's not a good idea. One of the people in our 
headquarters told me recently of coming on some 
pickets at a building not far from ours. He asked 
what they were picketing about. Not one of those 
three guys could tell him what their beef was all 
about, or what they wanted to get to win their 
strike. That's terrible. 

The picket ought to be a union member. And 
he or she ought, at the very least, to know what the 
devil it's all about. He ought to know where things 
stand, he ought to know enought to be able to tell 
a stranger why he's walking back and forth in 
front of a shop in the winter cold or in the hot 
summer sun. If he can't do that, he's about 50% 
a waste of time — and no union can afford that kind 
of waste. 

Let's Not Penalize Friends 

There's a third thing that I think this union has 
to be able to do. That's to be sure that our fair, 
union employer won't be penalized for signing a 
union contract. It's in our interest that he be able to 
function efficiently and to compete effectively with 
the non-union no-goods who would like to put him 
out of business and put us union people out of the 

Don't misunderstand. I'm not saying we should 
give up hard won benefits, or permit a cut in our 
standards. But within the framework of our con- 
tracts, you know and I know that we can make 
things tough for an employer or we can make 
them easier. I say lets be fair and consistent. 

Some employers who have signed union con- 
tracts really have no interest in decent relationships. 
If they're hostile or mean-spirited, we have always 
known what to do about it. But they're not the 
people I'm thinking about. 

I'm thinking about the honest, conscientious em- 
ployer who wants to do right for his people but who 
is being pushed back to the wall by unfair, low- 
wage, non-union competitors. We ought somehow 
to be able to find a way, within the spirit and struc- 
ture of our union agreements, to give the fair kind 

of employer the benefit of a few doubts, so that he 
can be better able to fight off the non-unions. 

We have a lot of rules, Uke every organization, 
but there are times and places where interpretations 
can be modified or new ways found to handle a sit- 
uation, so that the employer can keep his head 
above water and we can keep our jobs. 

I repeat: don't misunderstand. I'm not talking 
about give-backs or surrender. I am talking about 
reasonable flexibility that serves our needs and 
interest in decent jobs under decent conditions. Call 
it, I guess, enlightened self-interest. 

Think about these things, brothers and sisters. 
Discuss them with your friends and colleagues. 
Let's see if we can apply some paUn old corrimon 
sense, and some basic trade unionism, to serving 
our best interests in a very difficult period in our 
country's economic development. Let's see if we 
can make some progress toward making this union 
bigger, better, stronger and better able to hold off 
the attacks of our enemies. 






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AFL-CIO Wants Big Jobs Program 
Taking Care of Business 

William Greider 4 

Action on Social Security Faces 98th Congress 7 

Western Council Seeks Fair Trade on Log Exports 8 

Unions Assail Reagan's Efforts to Pack Labor Board 9 

Reception for New Members of Congress 10 

Canadian Millwork Employees Gain Contract 13 

Denver Trades Host Holiday Feast For Jobless 14 

The Need For Jobs and Training, Too PAl 15 

Steward Training, "Building Union" 16 

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Indian tribes stands among broad and 
bright beds of flowers which bloom 

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"This park and international peace 
arch were conceived to commemorate 
100 years of 'open border' between 
the United States and Canada — 1814- 
1914. It is a joint venture between the 
two countries. Samuel Hill, one of 
Washington's foremost citizens, was 
the founder of the peace arch idea. 
The park surrounding the arch was 
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by school children of both the State 
of Washington and the Province of 
British Columbia. 

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a manner that passage controlled by 
two gates, each hinged in a separate 
country, can be closed only by mutual 

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ship 'Mayflower' and the Canadian 
steam vessel 'Beaver'." 

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AFL-CIO Wants Big Jobs Program 
Urges Slower Defense Build-Up 

Unions Support Action To Reform Socio! Security Program. 

America's trade unions have pro- 
posed a program to create 2.7 million 
jobs, urged a slowing in the defense 
buildup and backed Social Security 
reforms except for federal employee 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
told a press conference at Bal Harbour, 
Fla., last month, that the federation's 
plan would "bring some balance to 
defense expenditures, maintain essen- 
tial domestic programs and provide 
950,000 jobs for the unemployed in 
1983 and 1.8 million in 1984." 

"Those jobs," he said, "would pro- 
vide a new stimulus to the economy 
that would put us back on the road to 
full employment." 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council 
said the "token" jobs program sup- 
ported by President Reagan "in re- 
sponse to congressional pressure" must 
be followed by a more comprehensive 
jobs program. 

To pay for these programs, the 
AFL-CIO said Congress should close 
tax loopholes that benefit the richest 
individuals and corporations, cap the 
July income tax cut at $700, and repeal 
the future indexing of tax rates. 

The AFL-CIO also urged Congress 
to reject some $19.4 billion in Admin- 
istration-proposed budget cuts in such 
programs as job training, education, 
housing. Medicare, Medicaid, food 
stamps and child nutrition. 

On military spending, the leaders of 
several major unions argued for hold- 
ing down the budget increase to one- 
half or even less of the 9 to 10% 
increase, after inflation, sought by 
President Reagan. 

The council's ad hoc Committee on 
Defense, created a year ago, turned in 
an interim report which said increases 
in defense spending in coming years 
should be held within 5 to 7% a year, 
after inflation. 

Reflecting the internal debate over 
military spending, the defense panel 
said that "a number of members of the 
executive council have expressed the 
strong opinion that the increase should 
be held to the lower end of this range 
or below." 

Those arguing the case for limiting 
the military increase to 5% or below 
included Letter Carriers President 

Vincent Sombrotto, Machinists Presi- 
dent William Winpisinger, Auto Work- 
ers President Douglas Fraser, United 
Food and Commercial Workers Presi- 
dent William Wynn and President 
Gerald McEntee of the State, County 
and Municipal Employees. 

The council also adopted two other 
defense panel resolutions. The council 
opposes the Administration's proposal 
to achieve savings through a pay freeze 
on military and civilian personnel, 
saying this would adversely affect 
morale, recruitment and readiness. The 
council proposed a surtax on corpora- 
tions and high-income individuals to 
cover real increases in military spend- 

Kirkland said the sources of the fed- 
eral deficit are "the irresponsible, 
ruinous tax giveaway of 1981 that 
stripped the public coffers of hundreds 
of billions of dollars" and the tight 
money, restrictive credit policies. The 
latter, he said, helped create the mas- 
sive unemployment that has had "a 
ruinous effect" on federal revenue and 
vastly increased deficit spending. 

Asking about the economic outlook, 
Kirkland said there might be some im- 

provement due to a pent-up demand 
for housing and the workers' need for 
cars to get to work. However, he said 
the long-run outlook is "very bleak" 
unless national policies are changed. 

The council called for a reindus- 
trialization program supported by a 
new Reconstruction Finance Corpora- 
tion, a device used in the 1930s to aid 

In other developments: 

• The council supported all but 
one of the recommendations of the 
National Commission on Social Secur- 
ity, on which Kirkland served. 

The council said no action should 
be taken by Congress on mandatory 
coverage of federal and postal work- 
ers "until a fair solution can be worked 
out." To make up for the revenue that 
such inclusion would have brought into 
the system, the council proposed ap- 
plying the payroll tax rate to the em- 
ployer's total payroll and not limiting 
it to the worker's wage base. 

• The AFL-CIO also urged Con- 
gress to establish an independent Social 
Security Administration (SSA) "to in- 
sulate it from pohtical manipulation." 

AFL-CIO Proposes These Programs 
To Create 2.7 Million New Jobs 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council has 
proposed a wide-ranging economic pro- 
gram that it said would provide 950,000 
jobs in 1983 and 1.8 million more jobs 
in 1984. 

The council, at its quarterly meeting 
said that under its proposal, which has 
been put before the Congress: 

"Needed public services would be ex- 
panded, planned public works would be 
built, low- and moderate-cost housing 
constructed and rehabilitated, more youth 
trained and placed in jobs, and displaced 
workers assisted. 

"Extended unemployment insurance 
would provide longer support for the 
jobless. There would be mortgage and 
rent payment relief as well as health care 
established for the unemployed." 

The AFL-CIO called on Congress to 
reject some $19.4 billion in Administra- 
tion-proposed budget cuts for non-defense 
programs. In the face of the severe re- 
cession and its hardships, the council 

said, the proposed cuts in such programs 
as job training, education, housing. Medi- 
care, Medicaid, food stamps and child 
nutrition should not be made. 

The AFL-CIO proposed a $22 billion 
jobs program for 1983 and $46 billion for 
1984. It could be financed, the council 
said, by closing a number of tax loop- 
holes that benefit wealthy individuals and 
corporations. The council also wants Con- 
gress to cap at $700 the July tax cut — 
which would in effect rescind the cut 
primarily for those making over $50,000 
a year — and also repeal future indexing 
of tax rates. 

These are the major elements of the 
AFL-CIO program: 

• Community Development Jobs. This 
would require $5 billion in 1983 and 
about $10 billion in fiscal 1984, the year 
starting Oct. 1, to fund local government 
jobs without replacing regular employees. 
These new workers would help repair, 
maintain and rehabilitate facilities and 


services neglected due to declining rev- 
enue and budget cuts. 

• Accelerated Public Works. A total 
of $5 billion in 1983 and $10 billion in 
fiscal 1984 can create jobs quickly, meet 
"a huge backlog of unmet public capital 
needs" and provide a basis for private 
sector growth. The surface transporta- 
tion program adopted in 1982 was a start, 
but facilities are needed related to health, 
education, energy, safety, solid waste re- 
moval, water supply, parks, highways, 
bridges, ports, railroads and urban mass 

• Housing construction and rehabil- 
itation. An appropriation of $5 billion in 
1983 and $10 billion in fiscal 1984 could 
help in the construction of 170,000 new 
housing units a year and, if Congress 
enacted legislation, provide mortgage re- 
lief and rental aid for those jobless facing 
foreclosure or eviction. 

• Youth programs. With 2 million 
teenagers unemployed, the expansion of 
the Jobs corps, creation of a youth con- 
servation corps and other job and train- 
ing projects are needed. The AFL-CIO, 
repeating its adamant opposition to a 
subminimum wage for youth, urged $1.5 
billion in 1983 and $3 billion in 1984 for 
youth programs. 

• Dislocated workers. Funds should be 
appropriated to the new Job Training 
Partnership Act's program to help work- 
ers hit by plant closings and major lay- 
offs with pre-layoff aid and training for 
new jobs. The council urged $1 billion 
this year and $2 billion in 1984. 

• Unemployment insurance. With the 
present supplemental program expiring 
March 31, Congress should enact a 
permanent program funded by general 
revenue, with a maximum duration of not 
less than 65 weeks. The 6.2 million now 
on jobless benefits are the most since the 
system started in 1935. Still, only half the 
12 million unemployed receive benefits. 
Since July 1981, more than 5 million 
workers have exhausted regular UI bene- 
fits and another 1 million long-term job- 
less lost extended benefits. The 900,000 
unemployed now getting federal supple- 
mental benefits will be exhausting their 
benefits in coming weeks. Due to cut- 
backs, only half the states have extended 

To meet the urgent needs of the long- 
term jobless, the ."XFL-CIO said. Congress 
should appropriate $2 billion in 1983 and 
$6 billion in fiscal 1984. 

• Health care for the jobless. The 

Labor Dept. reports that 50% of laid-off 
workers lose health care coverage im- 
mediately or one month after layoff. 
Only 20% have coverage for three 
months or more. Since the average dura- 
tion of unemployment is just over four 
months, most unemployed are without 
health insurance and are ineligible for 

The AFL-CIO urged authorizing legis- 
lation and funding of $3 billion in 1983 
and $5 billion in fiscal 1984 to ensure 
health care protection for the unemployed 
and their families. 

House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neil, Jr. (D-Mass.) at the executive board meeting of the 
AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department denounced Reagan Administration policies 
that have thrown millions of Americans out of work and crippled the American 
economy. He called for jobs programs, lower interest rates, stimulation of investment 
in industry and fair trade policies. 

The AFL-CIO Execu- 
tive Council was 
briefed on the world- 
wide activities of the 
International Con- 
federation of Free 
Trade Unions by 
ICFTU Gen. Sec. 
John Vanderveken. 
At the meeting in Bal 
Harbour, Fla., dis- 
cussing AFL-CIO's 
role in the confedera- 
tion are, from left, 
Sec.-Treas. Thomas R. 
Donahue, Vander- 
veken, and President 
Lane Kirkland. 

President Campbell, Two Others, 
Named to AFL-CIO Council 

Last month, the AFL-CIO Executive 
Council elected General President 
Patrick J. Campbell and two others 
to fill vacancies on the 35-member 

William Bywater, president of the 
Electrical, Radio and Machine Work- 
ers, replaces the late David Fitzmaurice. 

Marvin J. Boede, president of the 
Plumbers and Pipefitters, replaces the 
late Martin Ward. 

General President Campbell took 
his seat at the conclusion of the 
council's meeting with the retirement 
of former UBC President William 
Konyha, who stepped down from the 
Brotherhood presidency last Novem- 

In separate resolutions, the council 
praised the contributions to the trade 
union movement of Fitzmaurice, 
Ward, our late President Emeritus 
Maurice A. Hutcheson. and the late 
David Dubinsky of the Ladies' Gar- 
ment Workers. 

The council also paid tribute to the 
late Otto Kersten, general secretary 
of the International Confederation of 
Trade Unions. The resolution praised 
Kersten for achieving one of his major 
goals — the reaffiliation of the AFL- 
CIO to the ICFTU. 

Several weeks ago. General Presi- 
dent Campbell was also named to the 
executive board of the AFL-CIO's 
Industrial Union Department. 

MARCH, 1983 


Tax breaks and corporate greed for 
short-term profits are causing the 
U, 5. economy long-term damage 


The corporate tax lawyers who prowl 
the marble corridors of the Capitol 
dress like sober bankers but speak 
with the creamy promises of used-car 

Their message is always the same: 
if only Congress will yield more tax 
incentives for business, then corporate 
America will do the rest — invest in 
new factories and jobs and make the 
economy flourish again. 

Politicians of both parties have been 
seduced by this song for years, giving 
away more of the federal tax base in 
the earnest hope that good times will 

Yet something is terribly wrong. As 
corporate taxes have been steadily 
reduced to practically nothing, new 
capital investment has declined, too. 
The more government gives away, it 
seems, the more American industry 
loses its vigor. 

Despite the tax handouts, the prin- 
cipal operating strategy of corporate 
management has been self-devouring, 
closing factories and eliminating jobs, 
surrendering to overseas competitors, 
taking the short-run profits instead of 
making the long-term investments 
America needs. 

In fact, there is abundant evidence 

that the federal tax code, largely 
created by smooth-talking business 
lobbyists, actually encourages man- 
agers to make the wrong decisions, to 
grab for quick returns and ignore the 
fundamental need for reinvestment. 

Tales of industrial ruin are sprinkled 
over the last decade. ,The titans of 
Detroit misjudged changing consumer 
values and allowed Japan to siphon 
billions in US auto sales. A com- 
placent rubber industry ignored the 
new radial tire for ten years while 
foreign manufacturers gobbled up the 
market. Big steel kept postponing the 
day when it would invest in the efficient 
production techniques already intro- 
duced in Europe and Japan, until it 
was too late. 

The electronics industry casually 
ceded production of radios and TV 
sets, then also gave up the hottest new 
product of the Eighties — which Ameri- 
cans had invented — the video recorder. 

Now, the machine-tool industry is 
losing its US market to European 
companies, even though labor costs are 
higher in Europe. 


The trouble has to do with the ac- 
cepted behavior of modern corporate 
managers, the rules that govern their 
decision making and the personal re- 
wards that guide them. We are witnes- 
sing a new generation of shortsighted 
managers who do well for themselves 
while doing badly by the nation, not 
to mention their own stockholders. 
Brisk, purposeful CEOs ("chief ex- 
ecutive officers") collect scandalous 
bonuses while their companies atrophy. 
Portable wizards of finance move their 
high-stakes Monopoly games from 
company to company, mating dino- 
saurs with scarce capital. 

Let me hasten to point out that 
everything I am saying has already 
been said (somewhat more politely) by 
the most respectable voices of cor- 
porate America — Business Week, Har- 
vard Business Review, even those 
perennial cheerleaders for capitalism. 
Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. 
True, these conservative analysts are 
only catching up with the critiques that 
left-liberal economists and labor lead- 
ers have been articulating for many 
years. But when the Harvard Business 
Review discovers that there is some- 
thing wrong in the executive suite, 
something is wrong. 

Harvard professors Robert H. Hayes 
and William J. Abernathy summarized 
the argument in a landmark article for 
the Harvard Business Review entitled, 
"Managing Our Way to Economic 
Decline": "Maximum short-term finan- 


cial returns have become the over- 
riding criteria for many companies." 

These Harvard professors did not 
need to point out an irony their read- 
ers must have grasped — that many of 
the elegant theories that befog cor- 
porate managers and discourage long- 
term reinvestment in America were 
refined at the Harvard Business School. 

When a factory closes suddenly and 
hundreds or thousands of workers are 
put out cf work, most people, includ- 
ing the displaced workers, are likely 
to assume that the plant was no longer 
profitable, that the business managers 
had no choice but to shut the doors. 
Sometimes, of course, that is true. 

More often, in the last decade — 
when something like 30 million jobs 
were lost in plant closings and con- 
solidations — the decision was not a 
question of red ink versus black ink. 
It was based on a highly arbitrary 
management tool known as the "hurdle 

In The Deindustrialization of 
America (Basic Books, 1982), authors 
Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison 
document "incredibly inept" manage- 
ment decisions to close down profitable 
operations simply because the busi- 
nesses did not meet the targeted hurdle 

According to Hayes and David A. 
Garvin in another Harvard Business 
Review article, entitled "Managing as 
if Tomorrow Mattered," corporations 
are now typically setting hurdle rates at 
25 to 40% and these figures have been 
have been rising in recent years. 

"As with most of the arbitrary num- 

bers that find their way into a com- 
pany's systems and procedures, these 
hurdle rates are often used without 
question, even by executives who pro- 
fess to be open-minded." Hayes and 
Garvin wrote. "The chairman of a 
leading American equipment manu- 
facturer recently described himself as 
an executive who encouraged his man- 
agers to take risks; at the same time, 
he insisted that all new investments 
produce a 25% return during the 
first five years." 


These executives are spooked by an 
accounting bias that demands quick 
results. A hurdle rate of 40%, for 
example, means that a company must 
recoup its entire capital investmerif 
within three years. 

A manager is thus confronted with 
hard choices: does he put the money 
into rebuilding an aging plant, buying 
new equipment to replace the old and 
reducing costs by improving the ef- 
ficiency of his existing production? 

The managers typically look around 
for new opportunities, usually in other 
established industries where someone 
else has already taken the long-term 
risks. "Many are so firmly convinced 
that the grass is greener in almost any 
industry other than their own that they 
are far less tough-minded in evaluating 
acquisition candidates than they are 
in assessing internal investments," 
Hayes and Garvin said. 

This fuels the merger circus that 
entertains Wall Street and befuddles 
the rest of us. While the Fortune 500 

lobbyists are bleeding all over Washing- 
ton about how they don't have enough 
capital to build the modern plants 
America needs, their companies never 
have much trouble getting bankers to 
lend billions for mergers. 

This past summer, nearly S6 billion 
in capital was promptly made available 
for the crazy struggle between Bendix 
and Martin Marietta. During a two- 
week period in July 1981, six oil com- 
panies arranged lines of credit totaling 
S28 billion to swallow up smaller cor- 
porate fish. Lots of people made lots of 
money on those deals, but they did not 
build new factories or create more 

Even Edgard M. Bronfman, the 
Seagram tycoon who himself played 
in similar 1981 battles with Du Pant 
and Conoco, was so horrified by the 
Bendix spectacle that he made a radical 
proposal: abolish the federal tax 
subsidy for mergers by denying in- 
terest-rate deductions to companies 
that borrow capital merely to merge 
and acquire. "Let's stop this tax bene- 
fit to corporations that encourages 
using credit to make money for a few," 
Bronfman said. "And let's try to get 
back to the successful, preeminent 
American enterprise system, instead of 
just moving huge sums of tax-de- 
ductible finite credit around." 

Excerpts from a recent Rolling Stone 
magazine feature article by William 
Greider is presented on tliese two pages. 
Greider. formerly Outlook: editor of The 
Washington Post, is best known for liis 
revealing interview witli Budget Director 
David Stockman. 

The Reagan Team at Halftime 

It's the beginning of the second half of the Reagan 
Administration's struggle with the economy. In the 
first half, the White House team established a record 
for the longest postwar recession, the highest unem- 
ployment rate in 40 years, which pushed the number 
of unemployed and underemployed to an astonishing 
total of some 20 million. 

The Reagan game plan broke a 50-year-old record 
for business bankruptcies and made foreclosure a com- 
mon occurrence among farm families. 

The President, meanwhile, is still reading the want 
ads, telling school kids that "scads of pages" of ads 
prove that there are jobs going unfilled because people 
are not trained to fill them. If Mr. Reagan turns to 
the news pages or watches the television news, he will 
find that thousands of people line up in the freezing 
cold for short lists of jobs in Milwaukee, Chicago, 
New York, and elsewhere. 

We hope the White House game plan for 1983-84 
does better than the one for 1981-82 and turns the 
economy around. 

1*^ ' WE'LL SAVE A 

MARCH, 1983 



The upcoming summit meeting of the seven 
leading industrial nations is, said the AFL-CIO, "a 
challenge to the Reagan Administration and the 
six other nations to develop domestic and inter- 
national economic recovery policies which are 
essential to reinforce individual national efforts." 
The seventh annual economic summit will be held 
in the U.S. in May. 

The council noted that 30 million people are 
unemployed in these seven nations, a third of them 
in the United States. It cited estimates that this 
jobless level is likely to rise to 40 million by the 
end of 1983 "unless an internationally coordinated 
recovery is achieved." 

The council criticized current "international 
monetary chaos," including floating exchange rates 
and "currency warfare." 

"No nation can return to prosperity alone," 
declared the council. "There must be equitable 
international burden-sharing based on jointly 
spelled-out monetary, fiscal, industrial, investment, 
energy and employment policies." 

These policies, said the council, "should be 
developed through appropriate machinery involving 
labor, management and government." 


Harold Finger, the new president of the U.S. 
Committee for Energy Awareness, told a press 
briefing that the electric power industry is embark- 
ing on a $30-40 million program to build public 
support for an expanding and balanced energy 
supply. Finger said nuclear energy will be second 
to coal in meeting the nation's energy needs, 
supplying 20% of all electricity by 1990. 


A House Ways and Means subcommittee voted to 
expand, and not just extend as President Reagan 
proposed, the supplemental unemployment insur- 
ance program which expires March 31. 

The program now provides between eight and 16 
weeks of federal benefits, depending on a state's 
jobless rate, for those still unemployed after their 
state payments have run out. 

The subcommittee-approved proposal would 
provide another eight to 16 weeks of benefiits to 
those jobless who use up their supplemental pay- 
ments before April 1. 

Those jobless who exhaust their regular and 
extended benefits after April would receive the 
supplementary benefits under the program's 


The National Institute for Occupational Safety 
and Health is moving to Atlanta after Congress 
failed to block the Administration-proposed reloca- 
tion. NIOSH, created as the research arm for the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
located here, will join its parent agency, the Centers 
for Disease Control, in Atlanta. Organized labor 
strongly opposed the relocation. 


Unless import relief is granted, the last remaining 
American motorcycle maker will be run out of 
business, union witnesses warned recently at 
International Trade Commission hearings. 

They told the ITC that favorable action on Harley- 
Davidson's petition for tariffs and import restraints 
is essential to the company's survival and the jobs 
of members of the Allied Industrial Workers and the 

Harley is struggling to hang on to even a fraction 
of the US market for heavyweight motorcycles — 
units with engine displacement of more than 700 
cubic centimeters. It gave up on lighter models 
years ago because of the import onslaught. 


Home foreclosures increased during the fourth 
quarter of 1982 over the number in the third 
quarter, which already was the highest in the 30 
years records have been kept. The Mortgage 
Bankers Association estimated that as many as 
200,000 homes were foreclosed in the fourth 

The number of families unable to keep up with 
their mortgage payments also hit a record. In the 
same fourth quarter, the bankers association said 
more than one in every 18 families were at least 30 
days past due in their payments. 


The gas tax bill, which President Reagan signed 
into law recently includes an amendment offered 
by U.S. Sen. Spark Matsunaga (D. -Hawaii) which 
would permit deductible business expenses for 
conventions held on U.S. flag cruise ships and, thus, 
help the shipping industry. 

Matsunaga was able to overcome early objec- 
tions by the Department of the Treasury to the 
cruise ship convention deduction and gather 
enough support in both houses of Congress for 
inclusion of his amendment in the final gas tax 


Action on Social Security 
Faces the 98th Congress 

A showdown on Social Security is 
coming this year. The 98th Congress 
must take on the issue of how to keep 
the ailing Social Security system sol- 
vent through the 1980s. 

On one side of the debate is the 
Reagan Administration. The Presi- 
dent and his supporters claim the sys- 
tem is in deep and permanent trouble. 
They insist benefits must be trimmed 

On the other side is the SOS (Save 
our Security) Coalition, which labor 
has joined. We believe the system is 
basically sound but suffers only from 
recent high inflation and growing un- 

The Social Security system is now 
operating in the red. And it will need 
extra money through the rest of the 

But beginning in 1990, according 
to a report from Social Security 
trustees, the system will be on surer 
financial footing. Why? Scheduled 
payroll tax increases will create large 
reserves in the system. 

There's clearly no need to tamper 
with the social contract that Social 
Security represents for most Ameri- 
cans. The Save Our Security Coalition 
is urging Congress to protect current 
benefits — while building in standby 
financing authority to see the system 
through any unexpected hard times 


What should Congress do to solve 
the current shortfall? The Coalition 
has .several recommendations: 

1 . Provide general revenue funds 

for part of Medicare through the 
1980s to free up some of the payroll 
tax for retirement checks. 

2. Reallocate Social Security taxes 

to allow Medicare and Disability In- 
surance funds to he transferred to trie 
Old Age and Survivors' Insurance 
(OASI) trust fund. 

3. Credit uncashed Social Security 

checks — totaling some S225 million — 
to the trust fund instead of the Treas- 

4. Allow Social Security to make 
higher-yield investments than are cur- 
rently authorized by law. 

5. Reenact standby authority for 

Social Security to draw from the 

Treasury when economic conditions 
(like today's) create a severe drain on 

These measures would provide 
enough money to finance Social Se- 
curity until the economy recovers and 
reserves start building up again. 

House Panel Okays 
Social Security 
Reform Package 

A House Ways and Means sub- 
committee approved the major rec- 
ommendations of the National Com- 
mission on Social Security Reform 
as well as some controversial provi- 
sions which face opposition in the 
full committee and on the House 

It was the first Congressional 
action on the package of proposals 
designed to ensure the solvency of 
the Social Security system at least 
for the next 17 years. 

The 7-4 Democratic majority on 
the subcommittee adopted two pro- 
posals on which the commission had 
been unable to reach a consensus and 
which were listed as options for 
Congress to consider. 

One of these would raise the Social 
Security payroll tax for employees 
and employers by about a quarter 
of one percent in the year 2015. The 
Republicans had favored the alterna- 
tive of raising the retirement age for 
full benefits gradually from 65 to 66 
beginning in the year 2000. 

The other proposal approved over 
Republican objections was a "fail- 
safe" provision allowing the Social 
Security system to borrow from 
general revenue funds in the event 
of an economic emergency. 

The panel also approved mandatory 
inclusion of new federal and postal 
employees under Social Security, 
which was part of the commission 
consensus, but is opposed by the AFL- 

It also voted to reduce a retiree '.s 
first-year benefit by ^'"c during an 
eight-year period beginning in 2000. 
That action was criticised by the 
Save Our ScLiirily (SOS) coalition. 

Union Construction 
To Be Promoted 

The AFL-CIO Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Department and the National 
Construction Employers Council have 
entered into an agreement to establish a 
"Market Recovery Program for Union 
Construction," a program to enhance the 
competitive position of union construc- 

This was announced jointly by Robert 
A. Georgine, president of the Building 
and Construction Trades Department, 
and James R. Baxter, president of the 
National Construction Employers Coun- 
cil, whose headquarters is also in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

The Building Trades Department is 
comprised of the 15 Building and Con- 
struction Trades international and na- 
tional unions, which number about 4.1 
million members. 

The NCEC membership is comprised 
of the major national constructor asso- 
ciations whose membership employs 
organized labor. They include the Asso- 
ciated General Contractors; Ceiling and 
Interior Systems Contractors Associa- 
tion; Glazing Contractors Labor Com- 
mittee; National Association of Construc- 
tion Boilermaker Employers; National 
Constructors Association; National Coun- 
cil of Erectors, Fabricators & Riggers; 
National Elevator Industry, Inc.; Painting 
and Decorating Contractors of America: 
the Construction Industry Management 
Board; the Contractors Mutual Associa- 
tion; and the National Erectors Associa- 

In a joint statement, Georgine and 
Baxter said: "The success of any pro- 
gram to recover and improve the market 
for union construction depends in the 
final analysis on the ability of local 
unions and employers to establish a 
realistic program at their level". 

BCTD President Georgine and NCEC 
President Baxter say the success of the 
nationwide program will depend on the 
ability of local unions and employers to 
establish local-level programs through 
joint labor-management committees. The 
program will stress that highly trained 
craftsmen are available through union 
contractors, that up-to-date equipment 
must he used and non-essential work 
rules eliminated to enhance the competi- 
tiveness of the union sector, and that the 
public must be educated that unions and 
management are resolved to improve 

Charles E. Fox, chairman of NCEC, 
says union contractors and the building 
trades must examine and correct "the ad- 
versary relationship" that exists in many 
situations in order to recapture the share 
of the marketplace lost to the open shop. 

MARCH, 1983 

Highest quality US timber goes to Japan 

Western Council seeks fair trade on 
log exports, foreign trade barriers 

As reported in the Union Register, 

official newspaper of the Western 

Council of Lumber, Production, and 

Industrial Workers 

The US-Japan Forest Products Com- 
mittee met in Seattle, Washington recently 
as part of an ongoing effort at resolving 
the difficulties surrounding solid-wood- 
products trade between the two countries. 
In these latest negotiations, the American 
delegation continued to press Japan's 
representatives for improved access into 
Japan's markets and for increased ac- 
ceptance of US-made lumber and ply- 
wood. The UBC's Western Council of 
Lumber, Production, and Industrial 
Workers was represented at the meetings 
by its researcher. Brad Witt. 

The American delegation's concern for 
increased trade in finished wood products 
is encouraging, particularly in view of 
the Western Council's 20-year endeavor 
to curb log exports. 

In recent years, over 90% of the raw 
logs Ic'aving West Coast ports have been 
destined for Japanese sawmills and ply- 
wood plants. To the extent that the 
Japanese alter their preferences in favor 
of finished lumber and plywood, Ameri- 
can workers will receive at least three 
times as many hours of employment per 
thousand board feet of timber as are 
generated from an equivalent volume of 
log exports. 


In addition to a dramatic increase in 
employment opportunities for American 
workers, a shift in Japanese orders away 
from logs to finished products would also 
boost the competitive standing of Western 
mills, both nationally and internationally. 
When the Japanese buy logs, they pur- 
chase only the very highest quality timber 
available. They have also demonstrated 
a willingness to pay whatever price is 
necessary to acquire such timber. It was 
not uncommon, in fact, for the Japanese 
to pay four times the prevailing rate in 
order to assure themselves a stable supply 
of premium-grade logs in 1982. 

By consistently acquiring our best 
timber at above-market rates, the Japanese 
have created severe problems for our 
region's forest products industry. 

In the first place, many local mills are 
being denied the opportunity to manu- 
facture lumber and plywood from the 
best timber grown in our forests. This in 
turn means that the individual mill must 
either settle for producing a relatively 
lower-grade product than would other- 
wise be possible from better grades of 

logs, or else the mill must expend addi- 
tional capital for improvements in equip- 
ment and /or extended production time, 
etc., in order to be able to enhance the 
quality of the lumber and plywood re- 
covered from the available log supply. 
In either case, the mill's income is pro- 
portionately reduced and another econo- 
mic opportunity to more effectively com- 
pete with both the Canadians and the 
South for a share of the wholesale/retail 
market is lost. 

Perhaps nowhere do log exports appear 
more senseless than in the arithmetic 
involved in the trade triangle between the 
United States, Japan and Canada. On 
the one hand, the United States exported 
1.3 billion board feet of softwood logs 
to Japan from January through Septem- 
ber of 1982. On the other, in order to be 
able to meet total domestic demand for 
wood during the same period, the US 
imported approximately 6 billion board 
feet of softwood lumber from Canada. 

If the arithmetic doesn't make sense, 
consider the American job opportunities 
which continue to be lost at all ends of 
the triangle. Indeed, some might even call 
the situation double-jeopardy unemploy- 

Log exports also endanger the viability 
of many of our region's mills. Remem- 
ber here, that many of them are designed 
to handle old-growth timber. The prob- 
lem, however, is that the old-growth logs 
that used to be decked at these mills 
happen to be of the same high quality 
and price that are exported to Japan. The 
logs are sold to the highest bidder, with 
the bottom line being that many of our 
domestic mills are forced to close for 
a lack of large logs. 


And last but not least, the high prices 
that the Japanese pay for logs tends to 
drive up the prices for all timber — again 
placing our region's mills at an economic 
disadvantage. It of course goes without 
saying that when mill prices rise, orders 
decline and so do the number of jobs. 

Apart from the American interests in 
reducing log exports, the Japanese con- 
sumers would also benefit from increased 
exports of finished wood products to their 
country. The economic factors surround- 
ing this phenomenon were outlined by 
Western Council Executive Secretary 
James S. Bledsoe over a year ago. In a 
letter to United States Trade Representa- 
tive William Brock, when Brock was 
preparing to meet with the Japanese 

Government's Minister of Trade, Shintaro 
Abe, Bledsoe wrote, "Our domestic in- 
dustry can manufacture and deliver lum- 
ber and plywood to Japan cheaper than 
the Japanese can produce them (in their 
own country). However, Japanese trade 
barriers preclude this." 

Specifically, the Western Council ex- 
ecutive was referring to Japan's wide 
array of tariffs, structural specifications 
and testing requirements for wood prod- 
ucts entering its borders. 


In recent years Japan has maintained 
a 15% tariff on structural grades of soft- 
wood plywood, 20% on specialty ply- 
wood, 15% on particleboard and veneer, 
and 10% on softwood lumber. In addi- 
tion, the Japanese Government required 
tests to be conducted on our lumber 
which added $12 to $16 per thousand 
board feet to the price tag. Furthermore, 
Japanese durability standards which reg- 
ulated bond requirements, core gap and 
knot size for foreign plywood, made it 
virtually impossible for any US-made 
plywood to be sold in Japan. 

As a direct result of the ongoing trade 
negotiations with the Japanese, however, 
they have agreed to drop many of their 
excessive testing requirements and to 
move toward the adoption of wood- 
products certification procedures and 
codes more in keeping with American 
industry standards. 

While the Japanese have agreed to 
schedule some reductions in their un- 
justifiably high tariff rates over a period 
of years, American negotiators must con- 
tinue to press the Japanese for truly 
comparable rates. The table below com- 
pares the disproportionately high Japa- 
nese tariff rates with those maintained 
by the United States. 

The Western Council pledges to con- 
tinue its efforts, for another 20 years if 
necessary, at curbing log exports and 
eliminating foreign trade barriers in- 
tended to deny fair trade for our in- 
dustry's finished wood products. Not until 
the LPIW membership is accorded the 
employment opportunities they deserve 
from the timber grown right here in our 
own region's forests will we have 
achieved our goal. 

Last year Japan shipped 26 times more 
plywood to the United States as we were 
able to export to their country — which 
makes as much sense as shipping vodka 
to Russia or corn to Iowa. 

We've still got a long way to go. 



'In The Interest Of Fairness' 

Unions Assail Reagan's 
Efforts to Pacic Labor Board 

Organized labor has registered a strong protest 
over the "profound changes" the Reagan Adminis- 
tration is working on the National Labor Relations 
Board with its nominations of Donald J. Dotson and 
other management lawyers to open seats. 

In a letter to Sen. Orin G. Hatch (R-Utah), chair- 
man of the Senate Labor and Human Relations Com- 
mittee, AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland said the 
federation would not testify against Dotson's nomi- 
nation to a five-year term as chairman of the NLRB, 
but only because the federation's information on 
his record "is not sufficiently documented to meet 
our standards for actively opposing a nominee." 

Kirkland underscored the AFL-CIO's "grave res- 
ervations" about Dotson's fitness to serve on the 
board, and he pointed out that neither Dotson nor 
Patricia Diaz Dennis, nominated for the other open 
seat, have any track record in labor relations 
except as "employer lawyers." 

Dotson, currently assistant secretary of labor for 
labor-management relations, formerly worked for 
several major corporations as a labor relations 
lawyer. Dennis is a labor attorney for the American 
Broadcasting Co. 

Kirkland told the committee the AFL-CIO has 
"no confidence" in a labor board with a manage- 
ment tilt. 

He said President Reagan's insistence on nominat- 
ing management lawyers is evidence of the Adminis- 

tration's "contempt" for the trade union movement 
and a "reward" for right-wing interests. 

Kirkland warned that the Administration's policy 
of packing the NLRB on ideological lines has many 
working men and women doubting the board's in- 
terests in actively protecting workers' rights under 
the labor laws. 

And it has forced the AFL-CIO, out of "self- 
protection," to move away from its traditional policy 
of supporting nominations of individuals based on 
their records of significant experience in labor rela- 
tions. In the future, Kirkland said, organized labor 
won't bind itself to any such limitations. 

Kirkland told the committee that confirmation of 
Dotson and Dennis would create a majority of 
members on the NLRB whose appointments are not 
based on a record of achievement, but only on 
"their having been good and faithful agents of 

There is already a growing feeling among work- 
ers that the National Labor Relations Act "doesn't 
work" and that the NLRB is becoming "irrelevant" 
because the legal processes are so long and the 
sanctions imposed on employers guilty of unfair 
labor practices are so weak, Kirkland observed, 

"The Administration's reshaping of the board and 
the nomination of Mr. Dotson, who is not only an 
employer lawyer but is the candidate of the most 
anti-union employers, of Senator (Jesse) Helms and 
the Right to Work Committee's Reed Larson, can 
only strengthen this view." 

Kirkland stressed that in the past when the AFL- 
CIO has been consulted about appointments to the 
NLRB, the federation had never sought appointment 
of a lawyer who has regularly represented unions, 
or of a union official. 

AFL-CIO support, Kirkland said, has gone to 
individuals "who were experienced in labor rela- 
tions, who believed in the advancement of collective 
bargaining and who in their professional lives had 
not been the agents of management or labor." 

Kirkland noted that the current Reagan appointee 
on the NLRB, Robert Hunter, played a leading staff 
role in the filibuster of labor law reform legislation 
and that neither Dotson nor Dennis has a record 
of accomplishments "in increasing labor peace or 
in protecting employee rights — the twin goals of 
the federal labor laws." 

These nominations, he said, are "rewards by the 
Administration to the reactionary businessmen and 
to the far right wing that the Administration delights 
to serve." 

Vietnam Memorial 
Names In Catalog 

We realize from correspondence re- 
ceived that there are, indeed. Brotherhood 
families that lost loved ones in the Viet- 
nam War, the longest war in our nation's 
history. Approximately 2.7 million Amer- 
icans served in the war zone; 300,000 

were wounded and approximately 75.000 
were permanently disabled. Of the casu- 
alties, approximately 1,300 remain mis- 
sing and unaccounted for. 

We have had some requests for in- 
formation on names listed on the new 
Vietnam Memorial in Washington. DC. 
(described on page 24 of the December. 
1982, Carpenter). A catalogue listing all 
the names on the memorial, and loca- 

tion of the names, is available for $13.00, 
postage paid, from: 

Vietnam Veterans Council 
329 8th Street. N.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
Phone: 202/546-3700 

The catalogue may also be picked up 
at the Washington office of the Vietnam 
Veterans Council for $10.00. 

MARCH, 1983 

Brotherhood Leaders Meet 
New Members of Congress 
At Capitol Hill Reception 

New members of the 98th Congress 
were welcomed to Washington, D.C., last 
month, by the United Brotherhood and 
other Building Trades unions. Carrying 
on a tradition begun by the UBC and 
the Carpenters Legislative Improvement 
Committee (CLIC) many years ago. 
Brotherhood officers and staff members 
joined other trade unionists in a special 
reception for the new legislators. 

Many of the new Members of Congress 
came to the nation's capital with support 
from CLIC in the November, 1982, 
elections. The reception afforded an op- 
portunity to exchange views on matters 
to come before the present session of the 

General President Patrick J. Campbell, 
General Treasurer Charles E. Nichols, 
Cong. Norman Mineta of California, and 
Charles Walker of the Electrical Workers. 

Right: Cong. James J. 
Howard of New 
Jersey with General 
Treasurer Nichols. 

Far Right: Joe 
Farrone, secretary, 
UBC Mid-Eastern 
Industrial Council; 
First Gen. Vice Pres. 
Sigurd Lucassen, John 
Partridge, secretary of 
the Broward County, 
Fla. District Council; 
Cong. Larry Smith 
of Florida; and 
President Campbell. 

Right: Building Trades President Robert 
Georgine, Operating Engineers President 
J. C. Turner, Cong. Jeff Bingaman of 
New Mexico, and General Treasurer 

Far Right: Alabama Congressman 
Thomas R. Carper, and Second Gen. 
Vice Pres. Anthony Ochocki. 



Locni union nEUJs 

Grand Junction, Edmonton, Anchorage Anniversary Banner 
Stewards Study 'Building Union' 

The UBC construction stewards' train- 
ing course, "Building Union," is getting 
widespread attention. 

On December 11, 1982, a construction 
stewards training course was held for 
members of Local 244, Grand Junction, 

The course was a joint effort of the 
Colorado State Council of Carpenters 
and the Carpenters District Council of 
Southern Colorado. 

The seven members who participated 

Dan Kearns, Venced Lizon, Levine H. 
Morris, Myron Veatch, Orlan Dove, 
Vernon Baxter, and Glenn Shepard. 

On December 2, 3 and 4, 1982 Gen. 
Rep. Patrick Mattel conducted a con- 
struction job stewards course for the 
members of Local 1325 Edmonton, Alta. 

Twenty-six members attended all of 

the sessions. The course was well received, 
and they requested an advanced course to 
be held in the future. 

The construction stewards' training 
program, "Building Union," was pre- 
sented to members of Local 1281, 
Anchorage, Alaska, recently by Business 
Representative Bill Matthews and his 
assistant, Phil Thingstad. 

The following 21 members completed 
the training: 

Phil Thingstad, Charlie Fox, Bjarne 
Storo, Daniel Hoffman, Gay Noble, 
Dude Melton, Wayne Stark, Jesse L. 
Binns, Marie Motschman, George 
Traughber, Grady Ward, Jerry Boyd, 
Phillip Fey, Hal Eckard, Richard Waner, 
Tommy McKay, Dick Donohoe, Walt 
Davis, John Shivers, Peter Campbell, and 
James L. Henson. 

Local 35, San Rafael. Calif., recently 
celebrated its 100th anniversary. Local 35 
member Frank Corbclli stands, above, 
with the colorfully crafted banner he 
made in lionor of the local's anniversary. 

Operation Turnaround introduced to Kansas Locals 

Operation Turnaround was introduced 
to the State of Kansas in December. 
Training sessions were held in Emporia. 
Participants included the following: 
Charles Cameron, Local 918, Manhattan, 
Ks.; Robert Hernandez. Local 750, Junc- 
tion City, Ks.: Robert Hernandez. Local 
1095, Salina. Ks.: Henry L. Brown, 
Kansas City District Counsel: Fred 
Scharenbcrg, Local 1224, Emporia, Ks.: 
Ray Evan, L.U. 1022, Parsons, Ks.: Steve 
McClellen. Local 1587, Hutchinson, Ks.: 
Walt Ricklefs. Local 1542. Dodge Citv, 
Ks.: Walt Ricklefs, Local 1724, Liberal, 
Ks.: Eugene Bongiorni, Jr., Local 201 . 
Wichita, Ks.: Jerry L. Murphy. Local 110, 
St. Joe, Mo.: Janws McMillin. Kansas 
Citv District Counsel: Garv Smith, Local 
1529. K.C.D.C. Millwright: John Stein. 
Local 1445, Topeka. Ks.: Rus.ull Ward. 
K.^'.D.C Topeka. Ks.: Morris E. East- 
land. Ks. St. Council ol Carpenters. 

Senator Thanks Philly Local 

Newly elected Pcnnsylvaitia State Senator Joseph Rocks, 
center, attended Pliiladelphia Local S's I9S2 Christmas Party 
to extend his sincere thanks to the members and to the local's 
Political Action Committee for their geiu-rous financial support 
and for their personal hard work in his successful election 
campaign. Shown with Senator Rocks are, from left: ]' ice- 
President Walter Burke: Business Agent William McGugan: 
District Council President Edward Coryell; and Recording 
Secretary Mark Foley. 

MARCH , 1983 

Indignant Georgia Member Asks Editor: 'Is There No Talent in This Town?' 

Local building tradesman are idle, 
while outsiders rebuild the city of Macon, 

That's the charge leveled at Macon 
city officials by Tim Hamlin of Roberta, 
Ga., a member of Local 144, in a recent 
letter to the editor of the local daily 

Does the charge sound familiar? Does 
your community face an onslaught of 
cheap, non-union labor from the out- 
side? A letter to your local newspaper 
editor will call attention to the situation. 

Here's Tim Hamlin's letter to the 
Macon Telegraph and News: 


// is with much dismay and disap- 

pointment that we the imion local crafts- 
men, watch the non-union construction 
of downtown Macon. This is not always 
the most inexpensive way, as the new 
jail with all the cost overruns and new 
vocational schools which took forever to 
build, proved. 

The anti-union trickle down theories 
are not working in this Republican leader- 
ship town, either. 

Congratulations, Macon, look at your 
new city, rising like a phoenix from the 
ashes, built almost completely by out- 
siders willing to work cheap. 

Don't believe me? Look in your own 
hometown paper, big colorfid photos in 
the Sunday editions of workers from 
everywhere else. 

Is there no talent in this town? Where 
are all the skilled craftsmen, the car- 
penters, the painters, the electricians, the 
pipefitters of Macon, the former students 
who taxpayers spent good money to raise 
in our public schools to compete in the 
business world? They're down at the 
local imions waiting to go to work. Most 
have been to college, all have served a 
four-year apprenticeship. They are the 
professionals, the best this town can 

Money spent by local tradesmen is 
spent locally. Money made by outside 
non-union workers is spent at their 

Roberta, Ga. 

A labor press 
pictures show 
yoimgster working 
without proper 
clothing on imsafe 

Milwaukee Labor Press Article Shows Safety Hazards on Family Job 

When the Milwaukee, Wis., Journal 
recently published an article extolling the 
virtues of a family construction crew 
erecting an Exel Inn in the city, the 
Milwaukee Labor Press, official publica- 
tion of the Milwaukee Labor Council, 
countered with a detailed story and 
pictures showing what was wrong at 
the project. Children of the owner, their 
spouses, and other non-union workers 
were putting in 12-hour work-days, six 
and seven days a week at $5 and $6 an 

hour. Lyle Wing, business representative 
of the Brotherhood's district council 
noted that there were no hard hats in 
evidence, and that OSHA regulations 
might be violated. 

David Stauffacher, the former Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin systems analyst who 
owns the Exel chain of 16 motels, has 
avoided working with the skilled crafts- 
men of the AFL-CIO Building Trades. 
Wing told the Labor Press that Stauf- 
facher and Exel are returning to the early 

General Office Modernizes Records Department 


Union painters and carpenters were busy, last month, completing work on an 
expanded work area in the records department of the Brotherhood's General 
Office in Washington, D.C. Five cubicle work stations have been installed to expedite 
the data processing, and specialized areas will compliment the Brotherhood's CAPs 
data system. UBC members shown at right above, include Ray Walters of Local 132, 
foregroimd; Wayne Camper, Local 1145; and Leo Tomaselli of Local 8, 
Philadelphia Pa. 

1900s with unskilled workers, child labor, 
and unsafe building methods. 

Kansas City Pension 
Pay increases 10% 

Pensions being paid to carpenters 
retired under the Carpenters District 
Council Pension Plan will increase 10% 
on April 1. The increase was announced 
by District Council Executive Secretary 
Virgil Heckathorn. 

Heckathorn, who serves as chairman of 
the jointly trusteed Pension Plan Board 
of Trustees, said that at the same time 
future service credit for those not yet on 
pensions will be raised from 2.2% to 

The effect will be to raise pension pay- 
ments already being paid by the 10%, 
Heckathorn explained. He said the in- 
crease was approved by the trustees after 
careful consideration of reports of the 
fund's actuaries. It is the first increase in 
more than nine years, Heckathorn re- 

He said that records show about 1,300 
retirees now are drawing pensions, and 
an additional 4,500 members are active 
participants in the pension plan, but not 
yet retired. 

In addition to Heckathorn, union 
trustees of the Pension Plan are Charles 
R. Cates, Morris Eastland and Maurice 



Canadian Millwork Employees Win 
Pact in Houston Organizing Drive 

The start of the new year was also a 
new start for employees at Canadian 
Millworks, Inc., in Freeport, Tex. For the 
first time ever, they're working under a 
union contract. 

The three-year contract, which covers 
116 Canadian Millwork employees, was 
the culmination of a cooperative organiz- 
ing effort conducted by the UBC Houston 
District Council with the help of the 
Houston Organizing Project. 

After workers at the plant voted to 
join the UBC by a two-to-one margin 
last May, the workers overwhelmingly 
approved a contract last December, after 
months of negotiations. And despite the 
right-to-work status of Texas, most of the 
employees signed applications for union 
membership prior to the signing of the 

Leading the organizing campaign was 
UBC International Rep David Powers, 
with the use of resources of the Houston 
Organizing Program, a cooperative organ- 
izing committee established just over a 
year ago. 

The combined organizing effort by the 
Canadian Millworks employees, the UBC 
and the Houston Organizing Project has 
one unusual aspect. Throughout the 
campaign, an NBC Documentary crew 
observed and taped the efforts of the 
workers to first form their union, then 
build a successful contract. 

As a result, the campaign is included 
with a segment on other UBC organizing 
efforts as one of the major topics of an 
"NBC Reports" special entitled "Labor 

Canadian Millworks Organizing Com- 
mittee after signing the union contract. 
In front, left, is UBC Rep. David Powers, 
and right, Lilly Grey. Behind Powers and 
Grey are, from left, Frank Dillard, Neva 
Stephens, Erasmo Mendosa, Glena 
Davidson and Ed Scoggins. 

In The Promised Land" to be aired this 
month. (See below). 

NBC White Paper Shows UBC Action 
In Canadian Millwork Campaign 

A special "NBC Reports" featuring 
Brotherhood organizing in Texas, 
entitled "Labor and the Promised 
Land," aired nationally Saturday, 
March 5. 

The hour-long documentary dealt 
with organizing in the Southwest, 
particularly in Texas, and it focused 
on a successful joint organizing cam- 
paign by the United Brotherhood and 
the AFL-CIO Houston Organizing 

While the documentary addressed 
the joint UBC-Houston Organizing 
Project campaign, neither the UBC 
nor HOP was given any editorial 
control over the content or filming. 
However, the NBC crew, headed by 
producer Tom Spain, showed the 

utmost integrity while meeting with 
UBC leaders in producing and filming 
the documentary during the 12-nionth 
period it took to complete the pres- 

Mr. Spain, an independent film- 
maker credited with numerous docu- 
mentaries for network television, 
focused on the decision-making proc- 
ess of employees who are faced with 
the choice: union or not? 

The program attempted to express 
this while examining both the organiz- 
ing efforts of our Local 213 and the 
UBC-Houston Organizing Project cam- 
paign at the Canadian Millworks 
Company in Freeport, Texas. [Sec 
story above.) 


. . . 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 oCf to the 


On February 1, 1983 Floyd "Shorty" 
Chandler of Bellingham, Wash., cele- 
brated his 100th birthday. Then, just to 
make sure the landmark birthday was 
properly acknowledged. Chandler and 
fellow members of Local 756, Belling- 
ham, celebrated it again on February 
15 with a special coffee and cake get- 

Chandler joined the United Brother- 
hood as a member of Pile Drivers Local 
1824 on August 3, 1937, and he worked 
for many years as a foreman for Croy 

Local 756's centenarian. Floyd Chandler, 
inspects his birthday cake. 


For the combined efforts of the 
Carpenters Washington, D.C, and 
Vicinity District Council and the Coun- 
cil's apprenticeship school in helping the 
American Legion replace memorial 
plaques to District of Columbia men and 
women killed in World War I (see page 
22 in the January Carpenter), the Metro- 
politan Washington Council of the .^FL- 
CIO has awarded the UBC's Washington, 
D.C. district council its I9S2 Community 
Services .-Vward. This award is given in 
recognition of contributions to the total 
conmiunity services effort of the labor 

MARCH, 1983 


The unemployed and homeless formed 
long lines outside Currigan Hall to await 
their holiday dinner. The weather was 
sunny and cold. 

A homeless Denverile moves up front to 
enjoy the entertainment provided by the 
Building Trades Council, as other 
participants enjoy the food, below. 

A family is all smiles as it partakes of 
the turkey and trimmings. 

Denver Trades Host 
Holiday Feast For 
Jobless, Homeless 

The unemployed, homeless and hun- 
gry of Denver, Colo., were treated to a 
holiday dinner and festivities during the 
recent yuletide season, courtesy of the 
Colorado Building and Construction 
Trades Council. 

Because the Council could not serve 
more than 5,000 people, the event was 
not highly publicized. Even so, 4,500 
people, including 500 children, turned 
out for the dinner which was held in 
Currigan Exhibition Hall, in downtown 
Denver, site of the 1981 International 
Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest. 

Denver Mayor William McNichols 
provided the hall and authorized police 
service. Local businesses gave support. 
Carpenter locals donated over $3,600 to 
purchase toys, and local reps, organizers 
and staff volunteers spent hours setting 
up, serving, entertaining, passing out toys 
and cleaning up. The event received both 
TV and newspaper coverage. 

UBC volunteers included Gary Reedy, 
Denver DC; Art Chourney, Denver DC; 
Ted Sanford, Local 2834, Denver; Lee 
Nickerson, Local 510, Berthoud; Floyd 
Hitchcock, Local 2249, Adams County; 
Ed Rylands, Denver state council; Jack 
Dalman, Local 1396, Golden; Wayne 
Moore, Local 1391, Denver; and Mike 
Shotland, UBC. 

Ted Sanford, financial secretary of 
Millwrights Local 2834, dressed as a 
clown, entertained the children who 
gathered in the big exhibition hall. 

One of 12 tables where a fidl course 
meal was provided for the city's poverty 
stricken. Below, another family enjoys 
the festivities provided by the unions. 




. . . and training f too 


As almost everyone knows, job 
training only works if there are jobs 
available at the end of the training. 
So, while top priority should go to 
the current push for job creation pro- 
grams, training also has a role to play 
in achieving economic growth once 

Unfortunately, the Reagan Adminis- 
tration has been portraying training 
for jobs as a kind of wise alternative to 
federal programs to create jobs now. 

With this in mind, it is useful to 
examine the federal job training pro- 
gram enacted by Congress last fall to 
replace the Comprehensive Employ- 
ment and Training Act (CETA). 

The new Job Training Partnership 
Act (JTPA) has good potential, but 
also contains some serious flaws. 

The Administration's proposed 
funding level — $3.5 billion for the fis- 
cal year beginning Oct. 1 — is clearly 
inadequate, and is even less than cur- 
rent funding for job training. 

For the current fiscal year, Congress 
appropriated $3.7 billion for training, 
about twice the amount requested by 
the Administration. In Fiscal 1981, 
the last pre-Reagan year, about $5 bil- 
lion was provided for training under 
CETA programs. Today, of course, 
unemployment is far worse. 


A positive feature of JTPA is that, 
for the first time, the displaced, or dis- 
located, worker is singled out for 
meaningful assistance. The Adminis- 
tration has asked for $240 million in 
federal matching funds for retraining, 
job search and relocation assistance for 
workers whose jobs or skills have been 
displaced by technology, plant closings 
or imports. 

Although the Administration plays 
up the fact that its proposed funding 

is 10 times more than the $24 million 
allocated for dislocated workers this 
fiscal year, it is still woefully inade- 

The Congressional Budget Office 
estimated that this year the number of 
displaced workers is likely to exceed 
2 million. Under the Administration 
budget, only 96,000 of these workers 
— fewer than 1 in 20 — would receive 
training in the coming fiscal year. 

Also under JTPA, the Administra- 
tion proposes $1.9 billion in block 
grants to the states for training the 
long-term unemployed, including hard- 
core jobless youth. 

By the Administration's own esti- 
mates, nearly 7 million of today's job- 
less are "structurally" unemployed, 
meaning they cannot expect to find 
employment during an economic up- 
turn unless they receive specialized 
training. An estimated 2 million of 
these are teenagers — one out of four 
of the nation's teenagers and half of 
all black teenagers. 

When President Reagan said in his 
State of the Union message that JTPA 
would provide "training for over 1 
million Americans annually," he failed 
to mention that this is only 1 out of 7 
of the nation's "structurally" unem- 

But the proposed funding level isn't 
the only potential problem with JTPA. 
Congress shifted much of the respon- 
sibility for planning and running local 
job training programs from cities, 
counties and unions, as under CETA, 
to governors and business. 

Local Private Industry Councils 
(PICS), which will direct the programs 
in cooperation with local ofiicials. 
must have a majority of business mem- 
bers. Still, labor is to be represented 
on the PICS and at the state planning 

Although JTPA reflects the Admin- 
istration's states' rights and pro-busi- 
ness orientation, organized labor — 
with its long experience with training 
programs — is gearing up to help make 
the program work as best it can. La- 
bor experts hope that business and 
state officials are willing and able to 
carry their assigned load in these hard 

Another limitation of the new pro- 
gram is that hardly any money is pro- 
vided for stipends for trainees to pay 
living expenses. 


A top AFL-CIO official called JTPA 
"a start and only a start." 

In presenting its Fiscal 1984 budget, 
the Administration tried to give the 
impression, partly by budgetary 
sleight-of-hand, that it wanted to ex- 
pand employment and training pro- 
grams. But its proposals would reduce 
by $500 million, or 12%, overall 
spending for these programs. 

The Work Incentive Program 
(WIN), which now provides $271 
million in job training for welfare 
recipients, would be eliminated. The 
already gutted Trade Adjustment As- 
sistance (TAA) program for workers 
displaced by imports also would be 

The Job Corps and summer youth 
employment programs would operate 
near their current, inadequate lesels. 

Job training is a vital part of what 
must be a massive national effort to 
reduce jobless levels which othenvise 
will remain unacceptably high for 
years to come. 

But training is no substitute for 
direct, immediate job creation. Jobs 
are needed now. The nation's unem- 
ployed and underemployed are waiting 
for Congress to act (.PAI). 

MARCH. 1983 






The training program for stewards of 
construction locals continues apace. Here 
are some recent class groups: 

Broward County, Flo. 

The following carpenteres graduated 
from the Broward County, Fla., 
Carpenters' Steward Training Program, 
last year: 

First row, left to right, T. Ferlino, 
H. Stranahan, A. Granholm, C. R. 
McCall and H. Stude. 

Second row, letf to right, E. B. 
Wahlgren, W. Sheehan, J. McGinnis, 
P. Sicignano, W. Montana, C. Bjorge, 
C. Miller and J. Partridge (District 
Council Executive Officer). 

Third row, left to right, V. Flood, 
A. Cardassi, G. Vass, R. J. Wilkinson, 
R. Thomas, J. Matthews, L. Symonette, 
J. Przybysz, J. Mucciolo and R. Lyons. 

Decatur, III. 

On Thursday, December 2, 1982, the 
East Central Illinois District Council of 
Carpenters presented the new steward 
training program to Local 742, Decatur, 
III., an affiliate of the council. 

District Council Sec.-Treas. Larry D. 
Mollett and Council Rep. James Rowden 
presented the program to nine members. 

They included: 

Front row, left to right, Ed Brady, 
Mike Sodowsky, Gary Spears and Bob 

Second row, left to right, Danny 
Binge, Wayne Closen, Rick Jackson, 
Charles Schwab and Jim Cornell. 

Oneonta, N.Y. 

On October 26, 1982 15 members of 
Local Union 258 of the Hudson Valley 
D.C. completed the steward training 
program "Building Union" and received 
certificates of completion. They are 
shown, left to right, in the accompanying 

Row 1: Albert J. Kanser, Russell H. 
Hoag, Dave Anderson and Jim Stepp. 

Row 2: Don Davies, Jim Rydzewski, 





David Sullivan, Joe Knapp and Augtin 
Wormuth, Jr. 

Row 3: Donald Gaughan, Leon Tracy, 
Richard C. Ericson, Clarence J. 
Lawson, Madis Lepik and Sam Belmont. 

Instructors were Reps Kenneth 
Huemmer and Kevin Thompson. 

Hlngham, Mass. 

Members of Local 424, Hingham, 
Mass. completed "Building Union" 
steward training on November 10, 1982. 
The program was conducted by B.R. 
Luther Goodspeed. 

First row, kneeling, left to right, Daniel 



Utica, N.Y. 



Bruce, Kcnnetli Osgood and Leonard 

Second row, Icfl to right, seated, 
Robert Riddle, Vincent Magnoli, Kenneth 
Brohoiier, James Holland, Luther 
Coodspeed, Business Rep., Charles 
Goodspeed, William Henes.wy and John 

Third row, left to right, standing, 
Frederick Page, Harold Thayer, Presi- 
dent, Thomas Ciirran, Christopher 
Arrone, Kirt Fordyee, Eld.sworth Rice, 
Roderick Nevergelt, William Means. 
Richard Barhieri, George Comerford, 
Dennis Hiiddleston, John Wittekind, 
George Anthony and Steve Duchancy. 

On January 12, 33 Members of Local 
120, Utica, N.Y., completed a two-night 
stewards training course of "Building 
Union." Instructed by Task Force Rep. 
Kevin Thompson, the participants 
included: A . Morgan, C. Mulchy, 

B. Reppel, D. Cozza, S. Noga, F. Mattise, 

C. Spatal, C. Childs, R. Young, 
L. Arauri, T. Ciannotti, J. Enos, 
T. Weber, A. Ward, P. Mahay, 
P. Barron, S. Tomoselli, S. Day, 

D. Enos, H. Widonsni, I. Christoson, 
V. Clark, E. Saunders, W . Cahaney, 
D. Sommers, F. Jedrek, M. Prtrello, 
T. Prtrello. S. Matuse, S. Yaworski. 
D. Monoppli and J. Cappla. 

Omaha, Neb. 

Steward training classes were held for 
members of Carpenters Local 400, in 
Omaha, Nebraska on November 22 and 
23, 1982. 

Task Force Representative Robert 
Shrimpton assisted Business Manager 
Dale Henton in the presentation of 
"Building Union." 

Participants included the following 14 

Top row, left to right, Arthur Deseck, 
Duslin Price, Alvin Pilant, Douglas Pope, 
Tom Klusaw and Richard Olson. 

Second row, left to right, Verlin 
Mcintosh, Lawrence Koenig. Joseph 
Daneff, Sr., Dale Henton and Sam Short. 

Bottom row, Don Bastemeyer. Jr., 
Richard Springer and Larry Whitehead. 

Rochester, Minn. 

A few months ago, "Building Union," 
the UBC steward training program, was 
prevented to Local 1 382 members in 
Rochester, Minn. Business Agent Gaylon 
Carmack conducted the training sessions 
with the as.iistance of Task Force Rep- 
resentative Robert Shrimpton. Twelve 
members were in attendance, as shown in 
the photograph: 

Top, left to right, Jon Miindell. Dale 
Lee, llarole Eggler, Kenneth Mueller. 

Middle, left to right. Chester Koehler, 
Gaylon M. Carmack. Roy Gene Kriigcr, 
Patrick Kane. 

Bottom, left to right. Peter Fo.y. Cheryl 
nolhntin. Julie Joslyn. Bernard Tlougan. 

Danville, III. 

Carpenters Local 269 of Danville. III., 
and the East Central Illinois District 
Council, held a steward training .school 
last fall. The following participated: 

Row I : Don Dickerson. Henry 
Silvestro. Gary Beaver, Dennis Kinder- 
man, Boh Reardon, Harry Golden, Allan 
Estock, Sr. 

Row 2: Edgar Driver. Charles Duez, 

Continued on Page 38 

MARCH, 1983 




Unemployment in the unionized sector of the 
construction industry in Metropolitan Toronto 
reached a record 40% in January amid indications 
of a continuing decline in building duringthe first 
half of this year. 

Across Canada, the jobless level among union 
and non-union construction workers stood at 25% 
and heading for 30% this year, based on the low 
level of construction activity projected for 1983. 

A 14% decline in non-residential business 
construction nationally by the third quarter of last 
year, compared with an increase of 8.4% in 1981, 
was unmatched since 1930, when the percentage 
drop was 18.9. 

On the Canada-wide scene, construction employ- 
ment was down an average of 55,000 during 1982 
from the previous year, but by the last half of 

1982 the decline neared the 90,000 mark. 
William Nevins, economist for the Canadian 

Construction Association, said: "If the trend con- 
tinues, we're looking at an employment level that 
will be down to 500,000 this year from an average 
of 590,000 in 1982 and 645,000 in 1981." 

The average unemployment for the year was 
about 21 % and climbed to 25.3% by the year's 


The Conference Board of Canada is predicting 
1.6% real growth for the Canadian economy this 
year, but the board's president, James Nininger, 
says this "recovery" will take back less than 
one-third the ground lost in 1982. 

For 1984, the board is forecasting a "much 
stronger economic performance," with growth of 

Unemployment is forecast to remain at record 
levels this year, with an average rate of 13% in 

1983 and only a slight decline, to 11.8%, by the 
end of 1984. "Many of the jobs lost in the Canadian 
economy will never reappear," Mr. Nininger said. 
"Retraining individuals to acquire new skills will 
become a social imperative." 


A 40-year-old interpretation of the law governing 
unemployment insurance that denied benefits to 
some strikers has been struck down by the Supreme 
Court of Canada. 

The decision affects strikers who take temporary 
employment and quit or get laid off. 

The court decision will open the way in the 
future for strikers to take other jobs, if they are 
available, and to collect benefits if they are laid off. 

Madam Justice Bertha Wilson, author of the 
court's unanimous judgment, said that perhaps 
strikers taking other jobs while riding out a strike 
"should be commended, not penalized for their 


Housing starts in Canada fell to 125,000 in 
1982, the lowest level since 1960, Canada Mortgage 
and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports. 

CMHC senior economist Eric Tsang said 
recently that the decline was caused more by a 
lack of buyer confidence than high interest rates. 

"Mortgage rates are not the prime factor," he 
said. "The key factor was the lack of buyer con- 
fidence and the fear of unemployment. People were 
not sure about their jobs and whether they could 
meet mortgage payments." 

The agency predicted in November that 150,000 
homes would be built this year — a forecast it 
has not amended. 


The federal government's 215,000 employees 
have been told that unwelcome pats, rude com- 
ments or other forms of abuse are grounds for 
discipline under a new federal personal harassment 
policy being billed as a model the private sector 
should follow. 

The policy, now in effect for federal public 
servants, will be extended to employees of com- 
panies under federal jurisdiction when amendments 
to the Canada Labour Code are put before Parlia- 
ment, Treasury Board President Herbert Gray and 
Judy Erola, minister responsible for the status of 
women, told reporters. 

A senior officer has been appointed in every 
federal department to deal with complaints of 
harassment from Government employees or even 
clients of Government services, the ministers said. 
If complaints are judged valid, they said, the 
offenders will be subject to disciplinary measures 
reflectingthe seriousness of the incident. 

The federal policy, set out in a booklet circulated 
to the public service last August, defines personal 
harassment as "any behavior by any person that is 
directed at and is offensive to an employee or 
endangers an employee's job, undermines the 
performance of that job or threatens the livelihood 
of the employee." The policy details that personal 
harassment may include "abuse of authority," 
which it says occurs when anyone uses a position 
of authority to undermine, sabotage or otherwise 
interfere with the career of another public servant 
by such acts as threats, intimidation or favoritism in 
training or promotion opportunities. 



Work On Grand Coulee? 
50th Year Noted in July 

"Construction stiffs" and others who 
helped build the Grand Coulee Dam in 
Washington State are to be honored this 
July for their contribution toward erect- 
ing the largest concrete structure on 
earth. The 50th anniversary recognition 
will occur during a two-day celebration, 
July 16 and 17, at the dam site to com- 
memorate the historic event. Tentative 
plans call for each worker present during 
the festivities to receive an attractive 
certificate stating that he or she helped 
build the Grand Coulee Dam. 

President Reagan has been invited to 
attend the affair by Washington governor 
John Spellman. Construction equipment 
used in the construction of the huge 
monolith, such as a four-yard bucket, 
jackhammers and vibrators will be on 
display during the celebration. A special 
tabloid containing old-time pictures will 
be for viewing as will films of the con- 
struction. Activities are planned on B 
Street, once the hub of a honky-tonk 

The arrangements committee, headed 
by Hu Blonk, Wenatchee World, Box 
1511, Wenatchee, Wash., is especially 
anxious to attract former dam site resi- 
dents to the reunion being arranged, and 
hopes to hear from any UBC members 
that were involved in construction of the 

Lathers' Pension 
Fund Office Moves 

On January 10th, 1983, the Wood, 
Wire and Metal Lathing Industry — LIU 
General Pension Fund officially moved 
from its office in Wheaton, Md., to set up 
shop in the UBC General Offices in 
Washington, D.C. Covering pensions for 
approximately 1200 members, the fund 
has been moved for the purpose of more 
efficient administration. 

Members covered by this pension fund 
and wanting to contact Plan Administra- 
tor Lynn Marsh should now do so at the 
General Office address: 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; 

Pro-Rata Change 

Corrections for the January listing of 
Pro-Rata Reciprocal Agreements are as 
follows: Under Broward County Carpen- 
ters Pension Trust Fund, Palm Beach 
County Carpenters Disrtict Council Pen- 
sion Fund and South Florida Carpenters 
Pension Trust Fund, Florida Adminis- 
trators, Inc., should be Administrative 
Services, Inc. with the new address of 
P.O. Box 16845, 2050 Art Museum 
Drive, Suite 106, Jacksonville, Florida 
32216. Under Carpenters District Council 
of Jacksonville and Vicinity Pension 
Fund, the phone number should be 904/ 

MARCH, 1983 


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No Mid- Year Conference Scheduled, 
All Sessions in Edmonton in October 

Coordinator Retires 

Because of increased cost factors and 
the inflated expenses of local training 
programs, the regular Mid-Year Carpen- 
try Training Conference, usually held in 
the spring, will not be held this year, 
according to First General Vice President 
Sigurd Lucassen and Associated General 
Contractor Representative William Pem- 
berton, co-chairmen of the National Joint 
Carpentry Apprenticeship and Training 

Instead, the agenda for the mid-year 
meeting will be incorporated into the 
conference to be held in Edmonton, Al- 
berta, in October in conjunction with the 
1983 apprenticeship contest. 

The 1983 Carpentry Training Confer- 
ence and International Carpentry Ap- 
prenticeship Contest activities as sched- 
uled for Edmonton are as follows: 

October 11 — Carpentry Conference, 
Edmonton, Alberta, Edmonton Conven- 
tion Center, in conjunction with the Inter- 
national Apprenticeship Contest. 

October 12 & 13 — International Ap- 
prenticeship Contest, Edmonton, Alberta; 
Hotel Macdonald, headquarters hotel. 

October 14 — National Joint Carpentry 

Apprenticeship and Training Committee 
Meeting Awards Banquet. 

The conference will begin at 9:00 am 
on Tuesday, October 11, 1983, with meet- 
ings continuing Wednesday, Thursday and 
Friday, October 12, 13 and 14. Those 
wishing to participate in the conference 
should schedule their arrival for Monday, 
October 10, 1983. 

Topics for consideration at the confer- 
ence should be submitted to Sigurd Lucas- 
sen, 101 Constitution Ave., NW, Wash- 
ington, DC 20001. 

The contest committee would like to 
draw attention to the fact that the contest 
will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 
1983 and that all contestants must be in 
the contest city no later than 12:00 Noon, 
Monday, October 10, 1983. Stale contest 
committees should note that they will not 
need to make hotel reservations for their 
contestants as reservations for the con- 
testants will be made by the Chairman of 
the International Contest Committee. 

A schedule of events and further in- 
formation on the contest city will be for- 
warded as soon as all arrangements for 
meetings, etc. have been completed. 

Tiiirteen Graduate in Central Connecticut 

The Central Connecticut Carpenters Local 24 Joint Apprenticeship Committee 
recently awarded 13 graduating apprentices their journeymen certificates. Shown 
above, from left, are: Stephen Orsini, Stephen Lesiak, Joseph Mastronunzio, Mark 
Healy, Mike Wozocha, Apprentice Coordinator Sal Monarca, John Giierrera, Robert 
Cicerchia, Thomas Williams, Harold Potenziani, John Carroll, Edward Mulhall. Not 
available for the photo were Clarence Jackson and Salvatore Pesce. 

Wheeling Graduates 

An awards banquet was recently held 
by Local 3 in Wheeling, W. Va., to honor 
seven graduating apprentices. Interna- 
tional Rep Warren Grimm participated 
in the festivities. Graduates are shown 
at right, seated, from left: Joe Collette, 
Jerry Burney, Tom Baron and Robert 
Wolfe, III. Standing, from left, Leonard 
W. Monteleone, Mike Orth, Steve Koher 
and Instructor Mark Houser. 

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For his many years of dedicated 
service as coordinator of the Suffolk 
County, N.Y., apprenticeship and retrain- 
ing committee, Clem Napiorski was 
recently honored at a retirement dinner. 
Shown above, George Babcock, secretary- 
treasurer of Suffolk County District 
Council, left, presents a commemorative 
plaque to Napiorski. 

$1 per Apprentice 
Sought for Contest 

To help defray the cost of the annual 
International Carpentry Apprenticeship 
Contest, the International Contest Com- 
mittee solicited, last year, from local 
unions and apprenticeship trust fund com- 
mittees one dollar for each apprentice 
registered in their programs. 

The response to the solicitation was 
gratifying, reports James E. Tinkcom, 
chairman of the committee, and Richard 
Hutchinson, secretary. 

In a memorandum to all UBC local 
unions and joint committees, the two 
leaders said, "Although not all local 
unions and apprenticeship trust funds 
made the contribution, to those who did, 
your cooperation made the financing of 
the contest much easier for the Interna- 
tional Contest Committee." 

The committee is now soliciting one- 
dollar-per-apprentice contributions for the 
1983 contest, which will be held in Ed- 
monton, Alta., in October. It asks that 
checks or money orders be made payable 
to the International Carpentry Contest 
Committee and that they be forwarded 
to the committee at 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

The first federal regulation of pension 
plans resulted from the passage of the 
Employee Retirement Income Security 
Act of 1974, according to a publication 
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The 1982 graduating apprentices of the Carpenters District Council of Western Pennsylvania. 

Western Pennsylvania 32nil Annual Apprentice Graduation Ceremony 

Teresa Heinz addressing the graduates 
and their guests at the 32nd A nnual 
Apprentice Graduation Ceremony of the 
Carpenters District Council. 

Congressman William Coyne congratu- 
lating Western Pennsylvania apprentices. 
Seated at left is Robert P. Argentine, 
and. at riglil. Bob Peters, president of 
the Master Builders Association. 

The Carpenters' District Council of 
Western Pennsylvania and the Carpenters' 
Joint Apprenticeship Committee, M.B.A. 
Division, recently graduated 94 carpenter 
apprentices at the Thirty-Second Annual 
Apprentice Gaduation Ceremonies at the 
Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh. 

William Waterkotte, secretary of the 
committee, welcomed everyone to the 
festive occasion and introduced the chair- 
man, Howard Pfeifer, who acted as 
loastmaster for the banquet. Robert P. 
Argentine, executive business manager 
of the district council, addressed the 700 
guests. Robert Peters, president of the 
Master Builders Association and chair- 
man of the board of the Mellon Stuart 
Company, addressed the gathering on 
behalf of management for the Construc- 
tion Industry in the Master Builders 
Division. George Walish, Second District 
Executive Board Member, brought greet- 
ings from the General President and 
Executive Board Members. 

Governor Thornburgh sent congratu- 
lations to the apprentices by way of 
Charles Lieberth. executive director of 
the Governor's Human Resource Com- 

Senator John Heinz, who was unable 
to attend, was represented by his wife, 
Teresa Heinz. 

Awards were given to the apprentices 
for the highest scholastic average for 
four years and perfect attendance for 
four years. Jack I. Jones of Local 541 
was presented a plaque and a $100 
United States Savings Bond for highest 
scholastic average and perfect attendance 
during his apprenticeship. 

Richard .Anthony, president of Local 
2235 and John Poroda, chairman of the 

Millwrights JAC, presented special 
awards to James Healey for the highest 
scholastic average for four years, and to 
Emil Olson, the state contest winner. 
Engraved precision levels with cases 
were presented to the following Mill- 
wright apprentices for perfect attendance: 
Richard Deluca, Charles DiPietro, James 
Healey, James Hennon, Paul Stickel, 
Ernest Webb and John Zanetta. Jr. 

Additional millwright graduates are 
as follows: Joan Bondira, Robert Carri- 
gan, John Manko. Gerald Mazur, Dennis 
Ruda and Daniel Tsai. 

The Millmen's Joint Apprentice Com- 
mittee graduated five apprentices, with 
Wm. H. Koerner, chairman of the Mill- 
men's .Apprenticeship Committee, and 
Thomas Pinney, business representative 
for Local I 160, and secretary for the 
Millmen's .Apprenticeship Committee, 
presenting special awards to Terry Walsh, 
local contest winner, for outstanding 
academic achievement and perfect at- 
tendance. ,\ special award was also made 
to Kevin Nlills for placing second in the 
local contest. 

Additional Millnien graduates are: 
Barry Fell, John Mctchcr, Jr. and Gary 
A. Smith. 

Floor Coverers and Decorators Local 
1759's .Apprentice Committee graduated 
three apprentices. Special awards were 
made by Joseph Poplowski. secretary of 
the Floor Coverers and Decorators JAC 
and business representative for Local 
1759. and Joseph J. Poplowski, member 
of the Committee, to James Letender for 
his high scholastic average. The remain- 
ing graduating apprentices are: Frank W. 
Reczek and Mark T. Ridgeway. 

MARCH, 1983 


Chka§® Apprentices Learn ABCs of Steel Framing by Building a Classroom 

Almost 200 carpentry apprentices at Washburne Trade 
School in Chicago, 111., are learning their trade literally from 
the ground up by building a 50-foot by 72-foot classroom 
on the school's grounds. 

The building, which will serve as a combination shop and 
laboratory, was designed without inside supporting columns 
so apprentices will have uninterrupted space in which to build 
full-size mock frame houses. 

Until now, the students have framed houses outdoors. 
"While that has worked well in mild weather, we have had 
to curtail our training activities during the winter months," 
said Cliff Lamaster, chairman of the school's carpentry de- 
partment. "With this building, we can teach 'rough framing' 
activities and concrete form work during the entire year." 

Lamaster conceived the idea of using steel framing to build 
a classroom building a couple of years ago after United States 
Gypsum Company, a major producer of construction products, 
asked Washburne Trade School to experiment with steel 
framing members. The project got an additional push when 
the company gave a special three-day steel framing presenta- 
tion to Washburne carpentry students in the spring of 1982. 

Although originally conceived as a project for just steel 
framing, the new classroom became a training ground for the 
students to learn about the building "system" USG provides. 

The ambitious project made extensive use of USG building 
materials, including three truck loads of USG steel framing, 
more than 6000 square feet of Foamular® extruded poly- 
styrene insulation, Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation and 
special USG screw fasteners. The Carpenters Joint Apprentice 
and Trainee Committee, a coalition of labor and management 
leaders, provided the funding, and John Drozdek, Washburne 
instructor, supervised the building construction with the as- 
sistance of other carpentry instructors. 

Joint efforts between Washburne Trade School and United 
States Gypsum Company enabled almost 200 carpentry 
apprentices to get hands-on experience in building a new 
classroom using USG Steel Framing. 

"We have been impressed by how easy it is to use steel 
framing," said Lamaster. "It is lightweight, and the color 
coding saves assembly time. It's also structurally sound and 
fire resistant. More importantly, the approximately 200 
apprentices are gaining the skills to handle steel framing 
assignments in the field, and learning about all the other 
products and services USG can provide." 

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classrooms of the Carpenters Training Center face Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. 
The two-story building in the background contains administrative offices and the 
supporting service of training material development and production. Adjoining shop 
areas are used for manipulative instruction and laboratory practice. 

46-Counties Center 
Opens At Pleasanton 

A striking concrete and wood structure, 
housing 62,000 square feet under a blue 
tile roof, provides classrooms and shops 
for instruction of apprentices in the new 
Carpenters 46 Northern California Coun- 
ties Apprenticeship and Training Center 
at Pleasanton. The training center is a 
cooperative venture between the Carpen- 
ters 46 No. California Counties JATC 
and Chabot College, covering Marin, 
Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa and 
San Francisco counties. 

Construction was by the George H. 
Johnson Co.; cost was approximately $4.7 
million dollars. 

A departure from traditional evening 
apprentice classes, apprentices will take 
classes during the day for one week, four 
weeks a year to supplement their on-the- 
job training. A district office in the build- 
ing provides for service to the apprentices 
and a meeting place for apprenticeship 
committees. Among the participants in 
the dedication ceremonies for the new 
training center at Pleasanton were General 
President Patrick J. Campbell and a 
large group of 8th District leaders. 
Carpenters 46 Counties Apprenticeship 

The International 
Carpentry Apprentice- 
ship Contest Commit- 
tee assembled for a 
1983 portrait: Seated 
from left, Marlin 
Grant, Arthur 
Lcdford, James E. 
Tinkcom, chairman, 
and Hans Wachsmuth. 
Standing. Richard 
Hutchinson, secretary, 
James Flores, Robert 
Lowes, and Bruce 

and Training Committee Chairman Hans 
Wachsmuth, vice president of Williams 
and Burrows, Inc., Belmont, Calif., and 
Co-Chairman Joseph McGrogan, busi- 
ness manager of Carpenters Local 180, 
Vallejo, Calif., officiated at the dedica- 
tion ceremonies. 

Kansas City Honors 
Woman Journeyman 

Kathleen Thomas recently became the 
first woman to receive her certificate of 
graduation into journeyman status from 
Local 61, Kansas City, Mo. 

Thomas, who remembers that when 
she started "I had no concept of what a 
carpenter did," spent a rugged apprentice- 
ship outside in all types of weather, hot 
and cold, building bridges. 

In honor of the historical graduation, 
the local baked a cake for Thomas and 
had her journeyman certificate framed. 

Thomas has a bachelors degree in 
urban studies and sociology, and is work- 
ing toward a masters in the same field. 
Describing urban studies as encompassing 
the rebuilding of cities, Thomas says she'd 
like to put both fields — the trade of car- 
pentry and the academic education — to 
work at the same time. 

Norman Clifton, 
member, Local 1622, 
Hayward, Calif. 
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Alice Perkins Legally Adopted 
By Ray and Thelma Perkins 

February was a landmark month for 
Alice Perkins, the little girl born with no 
facial features, and her once-foster par- 
ents, Thelma and Ray Perkins. Thelma 
and Ray are now Alice's legal parents, as 
of February 7, 1983, when the adoption 
papers were finalized in a Maryville, 
Tenn., circuit court. The adoption was 
made possible by the fact that the 
Perkins now have in the trust fund for 
Alice the money to take care of Alice's 
medical needs. 

March 8th finds Alice once again 
undergoing surgery at Vanderbilt Hospital 
in Knoxville, Tenn. This time, reconstruc- 
tive surgery will be performed on her 
eyelids and the bridge of her nose. 

Next month. Reader's Digest is slated 
to run a story about this valiant little 
seven-year-old girl, who is so wholeheart- 
edly backed by the many who have 
reached out to help Rer in recent months. 

Contributions continue to come in for 
the little girl. The children of Children's 
Church, First Church of Christ, Florence, 
Ky., decided, last year, to contribute funds 
for Alice. An anonymous friend of the 
church off'ered to match $250 in contribu- 
tions, if the children raised that amount, 
which they did, after three months of 
setting aside their offerings for this pur- 
pose. David Watkins, a third grader, 
sketched a picture of Alice with her foster 
father for the cover of the Children's 
Church Bulletin. A check for $500 was 
forwarded to the Perkins and then on to 
Carpenters Helping Hands. 

Local 323 of Beacon, N.Y., plans to 

Two joyful parents, Thelma and Ray 
Perkins, leaving the county courthouse 
with final adoption papers for seven- 
year-old Alice. — Maryville Times photo. 

sponsor a slow-pitch Softball tournament, 
with all proceeds going to Carpenters 
Helping Hands. The tournament will be 
held April 30 and May 1. (In case of rain, 
it will be held the following weekend.) 
The first 16 local union and district coun- 
cil teams that apply will be eligible to 
participate, according to Local 323 Co- 
Chairmen Louis Amoroso and H. Gerard 
Schuder. The entry fee will be $100 per 
team, and trophies will be awarded. 


Local Union, Donors 

17, WiUiam Wood. 

50, D. Jefferson. 

50, D. Jefferson. 

55 Simon & Kristine Adams. 

69, Wm. Pagenkopf. 

80, M/M F. Kapel. 

95, In Memory of Ray Carlson. 

109, Hoyt Wells. 

287, Roy Peifer. 

320, Richard Goodmaster. 

340, John S. Grimm. 

434, A. Cimaroli. 

558, Stanley Holmes. 

626, Wayne A. Thompson. 

644, Rick Bright. 

698 Jos. W. Gampfer. 

715, Bill Harrington. 

839, John T. Rakow. 

925, S. A. Foletta. 

925, Silvy A. Foletta. 

993, Local. 

1050, Joseph Dinoia. 

1208, Local. 

1292, Gerard J. Samson. 

I486, Ted Kerr. 

1665, James P. Hicks. 

1772, Richard K. Feuerstein. 

1871 Fred Ross. 

1889, Leo & Irene Bednar. 

1897, M/M Harry Bernard. 

2233, Local (Collected). 

2264, Ed Mialki. 

2834, Emel Snyder. 

W. T. Brent. 

Mrs. M. J. Nelson. 

Edgar C. Sheppard. 

Henry C. Siems. 

Local Union, Donors 

Wayne & Suzanna Moore. 

Diordado Rodrizuez. 

Lloyd Zeiler. 


Casmier & Harriet Stavinoga. 

Peter J. Marchese. 

Doreen G. Hoffman. 

International Chem. Workers Union. 

Metropolitan Baptist Church. 

Oper. Plasterers & Cement Masons. 

James O'Brien, C. Fredericks, Franklin 
Reaves, Charles Friday, Conrad Stefaniak, 
Charles Fronczkiewicz, Joseph J. Zorychta 
Giovanni Selvaggi, Ron Ruuska, August 

17, Joseph C. Brois. 

50, David Jefferson. 

171, Anon. 

248, M/M Michael R. Custer. 

417, John Wm. Muldoon. 

558, Stanley E. Holmes. 

773, Italo Melocchi. 

971, Charles W. Hedger. 

1507 Members, Richard L. Green, Gary LaFave, 
Olin Lovelace, Don Alexander, Lee Chap- 
man, Vincent Flores. Nich Chavez, Lloyd 
Cramer, Dayton Maddox, Richard Giardini, 
Manuel Alarcon, Felix Torres. Jacinto 
Mondoza, Gordon Smith, Bob Flint, Anjenor 
Ballew, Herman Raby, Alex Long, George 
Williams, Bruce Wenzel, Bob Rumer. Mark 
Clute, Rafael Mercado, Ray Mohr Jack Sau- 
vageau, Hector F. Gonzalez, John Duran, 
Leonard J. Smith, John Krieger, Alec J. 
Hennessee, Olis Miller, Ben Hite, R. R. Dick 

Continued on Page 38 

Studies Indicate Union 
Workers More Productive 

A number of recent scholarly studies 
all came to the same conclusion — union 
workers are more productive than non- 
union workers. 

Charles Brown and James Medoff in 
a study conducted for Harvard University 
compared union and nonunion workers 
in 20 separate manufacturing establish- 
ments. They found that ". . . unionized 
establishments are about 22% more 
productive than those that are not. If 
we attribute the effect entirely to labor 
... we find a union productivity effect 
of about 30%." 

Brown and Medoff gave several reasons 
why unionized establishments are more 
productive. They stated that high turn- 
over reduces productivity of a workforce 
and pointed out that "unionized workers 
have lower turnover rates than do other- 
wise comparable workers in the non- 
union portion of the industry." 

They also found that seniority systems 
put in place by unions can raise pro- 

"One way unions can affect workers' 
perception of their co-workers is by pres- 
suring firms to let seniority govern the 
relative ranking of individuals relative 
to each other . . . Seniority can greatly 
weaken the feeling of rivalry among 
workers. This can increase the amount 
of informal training and assistance work- 
ers are willing to provide others." 

The union effect of raising morale 
among workers was also mentioned by 
Brown and Medoff as a source of raising 

"Unionization can raise morale and 
motivation of a work force by improving 
the nature of jobs or by changing work- 
ers' perceptions of their jobs. Unions can 
effect these changes by securing greater 
material rewards (both wages and fringe 
benefits), reducing the potentially arbitrary 
nature of such decisions as promotions 
and layoffs (through seniority), and by 
attempting to insure that workers' griev- 
ances are heard and fairly adjusted," they 

Kim Clark did a study of the produc- 
tivity of union and non-union establish- 
ments in the cement industry. He con- 

"The results suggest that unionized 
establishments are 6% to 8% more 
productive than their non-union counter- 
parts . . ." 

Another researcher. Dr. Steven Allen, 
then a professor of economics at North 
Carolina State University, conducted a 
study of all sectors of the construction 
industry and came up with much the 
same findings as the other studies. 

"Output per employee is at least 29% 
greater in unionized establishments in 
construction. If this extra productivity is 
entirely attributed to labor, then union 
members are at least 38% more produc- 
tive than other workers in construction," 
Allen concluded. 



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Miles To Go Before He Sleeps 

Jack Weckesser of Local 906, Glendale, Ariz., is at it again. 
Helping people that is. Three and a half years ago. Carpenter 
ran a news item about Weckesser's 100-mile hike through the 
Grand Canyon to raise money for the children of three co- 
workers killed in an autombile accident on their way to work. 

Weckesser recently outdid himself and completed, this time, 
a 300-mile hike of the Grand Canyon, in eight days, to raise 
money for two-year-old Christy Ruiz, who suffered brain 
damage after falling into the family pool. The hike, sponsored 
by the Arizona Mountain Association, was undertaken by 
Weckesser in an effort to contribute to the Ruiz family 
medical fund that needs to cover $30,000 in medical bills. 
Local 906 presented Weckesser with a $100 check for the 
little girl, who is reportedly progressing toward a full recovery. 

Millwright Sculptor Exhibits 

Sculpting is what Edward Fox, retired financial secretary 
of Millwright Local 740, Brooklyn, N.Y., calls what he does 
with wood, and his pieces are indeed works of art. 

Fox recently carved an unusual cane from black walnut. The 
cane, which took six months to complete, includes an eagle 
soaked in clorox for three hours, head first, to lighten the 
wood, a mother bird feeding a young bird nestled in the side 
of a tree, a Koala climbing a tree, an African mask, a bird 
flying through reeds and cat tails, and Fox's rendition of 
Tutankhamen. The handle of the cane was carved corner to 
corner of a 4" by 4" to gain extra width. 

In addition to his wood sculpting, for which he refuses to 
use any machinery. Fox also does metal sculpting from 

Black walnut cane measures 
4" X 4" X 36". With an 
original wood weight of 
14 lbs., 12 ozs., the finished 
cane weight is 1 lb., 13 ozs. 

Fox brazes his metal sculp- 
tures, reproductions of Span- 
ish origin, with acetaline 
and silver wire. 

Self-sculpture of creator Ed 
Fox with sculpture of his 
wife, Gertrude. 

A jewel chest, 316" x 5" x 
4" carved from a hickory 




From The Lorain, Ohio, Labor Leader 

Mortgage delinquencies and foreclo- 
sures are at record highs. After missing 
three full payments, banks can and do 
start foreclosures in some states. However, 
there are many things we can do to save 
our homes. We would like to share with 
you what we have learned in our mort- 
gage project. 

Obviously, keep up with your mortgage 
payments if at all possible, especially if 
you have a low interest loan. By contact- 
ing your lender, it may be possible to 
work out partial payments, extend the 
term of the loan or eliminate late charges. 

If you expect to have trouble keeping 
current, or if you do get behind, sit down 
with your spouse and figure out a budget 
you can live with. Then contact your 
collection manager, tell him about your 
situation and try to get him to accept a 
workable arrangement. 

If you have a Veterans Administration 
insured loan, the VA can sometimes be 
helpful. If you owe some back payments, 
but are not able to make the regular 
monthly payment, the VA can make the 
bank accept gradual repayment of the 
back amount. 

If you have an FHA/HUD insured 
loan, HUD may help you with their as- 
signment program. This is designed for 
people who through no fault of their own 
are unable to keep up with payments, are 
90 days delinquent and can expect to be 
able to make payments again within 36 
months. If you qualify (only 30-40% do), 
HUD will take over payments for you 

Read This Before You're Uprooted From Your Home 

and you will make as low as 35% of your 
payments to them. This is the only real 
program to bail people out. Unfortun- 
ately, it doesn't cover conventional mort- 
gages and the percentage of acceptances 
into the program is very low. 

If you get to the point where you are 
served with a foreclosure notice, DON'T 
IGNORE IT! "Vou need a lawyer. If you 
ignore it, 30 days after the notice a law- 
suit may be filed in court. You have so 
many days to answer. There are many 
technicalities that lawyers alone can spot 
to help stall the proceedings. Giving you 
time is important here. 

If the complaint is not answered, the 
bank can take a default judgment and 
your house will be on the forced sale 
list. The house will then be sold at the 

sheriff's sale, which may occur 2 to 3 
months later. But you can pay it off up 
to the last minute. 

You can also pursue alternatives like 
bankruptcy, trying to sell your house, 
transferring the loan and making repay- 
ment plans. 

If you have kept up with all the hills 
except the mortgage, bankruptcy prob- 
ably won't help you. Bui. if you have a 
lot of other bills, bankruptcy can wipe 
them out and with the exceptions under 
the law, you may be able to keep your 
home if you can keep up the payments. 
Bankruptcy can be filed right up to the 
time of the shcrifTs sale. 

Many union officials are also lobbying 
bankers, legislators, government agencies 

like HUD. the Veterans Administration 
and using the media to advocate tempor- 
ary legislation to prevent foreclosures. 

Lo^ver Air Fares 
For Seniors Possible 

For some unfathomable reason the air- 
lines don't make any allempl to let senior 
citizens know, but the fact is that most air- 
lines provide large fare discounts for 
travelers 65 and older. Usually the dis- 
count runs around 25%, domestic flights 
only: but a saving of 25% on fares can 
mean longer vacations for retirees. We 
suggest you check with an airline res- 
ervation clerk. 

MARCH, 1983 



A man was being interviewed 
when he was 102. The reporter 
asked why it was older people had 
such a reputation for wisdom. 

"Because there's nobody alive 
to recall how dumb we were in 
younger years," the oldster an- 





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




1st gal: "Why are you walking 
so fast?" 

2nd gal: "I'm on my way to a 

1st gal: "Oh, I'm sorry. Is it any- 
one I know?" 

2nd gal: "You sure do. It's my 
husband. He's cooking the steaks." 



On entering a building, a doctor 
put this sign on his car: "Doctor — 
Working Inside." When he returned 
he found a ticket and this notation: 
"Policeman — Working Outside." 
— Plasterer and Cement Mason 



When there is no union: 
Rule I — The boss is always right! 
Rule II — If the boss is wrong, re- 
fer to Rule I. 

— J. E. Hicswa 
Local 821 


Remember when $35 a week 
used to feed a family of four in- 
stead of a child of four? 



Interviewing an applicant, the 
employer commented, "You want a 
high salary for a man with no 

The applicant explained. "Well, 
a job is so much harder if you don't 
know anything about it." 

— Plasterer and Cement Mason 

Employment-agency official to 
job-hunting millwright: "We'll have 
to highlight your good points." 

Client: "I was fired 15 times." 

Offical: "What's good about 

Client: "I'm no quitter." 


A gent with a drooping moustache 
Chewed some hair out while eating 

his hash. 
The phrases profane 
That he shrieked in his pain 
We shall represent here with a — . 
— Jim Weber 


A man was walking on a country 
road when he heard a voice coming 
from behind a tree. 

"Hello, remember me?" the voice 

All the man could see was a 

"I won the Kentucky Derby two 
years ago," the horse said. 

"A talking horse!" exclaimed the 
man. Rushing to a nearby field 
where he could see the farmer work- 
ing, he asked what he would take 
for the horse. 

"That darned horse is no good," 
answered the farmer, "but if you 
want him, you can have him for 

"Twenty dollars," the man re- 
peated. "I'll give you $2,000!" 

"Has that old haybag been 
giving you that baloney about 
winning the Kentucky Derby?" the 
farmer asked. "Listen, I happen to 
know he came in last!" 

• — The Locomotive, 

Hartford, Conn., Steam Boiler 



"Does my practicing make you 
nervous?" a saxophone player 
asked his neighbor. 

"It did when you first moved in," 
replied the neighbor, "but now I 
don't care what happens to you." 



What we need no^^■adays is a 
child labor law to keep them from 
working their parents to death. 

Drafting women into the Army 
will solve a lot of problems. Once 
they start drafting the women, the 
men will all be rushing to volunteer. 





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. 

Toronto, Ont. 
Picture No. 1 


Twenty-five year members of the Brother- 
hood were awarded service pins at a recent 
meeting of Local 99. Those receiving awards 
are shown in the accompanying picture, 
seated, from left: Anthony Del Bene, 
Anthony DeVitto, James Fraser. 

Standing, from left; William C. Stone, local 
president; Charles Clark; Norman Barber; and 
Robert J. McLevy, secretary/business manager. 

Those receiving awards but not available for 
the photo are: Archilles N. Arnone, Euclide Cyr, 
Frank Kennedy and Gilio Ventresca. 

Bridgeport, Conn. 

Toronto, Ont. — Picture No. 2 


Millwrights' Local 2309 recently held a 
Dinner to honour 13 members of the Local for 
their 25 years of active service. The Executive 
Committee of Local 2309; The Executive 
Committee of the Millwright District Council of 
Ontario; and the 25-year pin members and 
guests were honoured to have in attendance 
General President Patrick J. Campbell to 
present the pins. 

General President Campbell had made a 
statement the previous year that when it was 
General Representative Edward P. Ryan's turn 
to receive his 25-year pin, he would be in 
attendance to present it. The local was 
honoured that although General President 
Campbell was only in office five days he took 
the time from his busy schedule to make the 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Norm Crosswell, Edward P. Ryan, Peter 
Clancy, James Dawson, Hugo Gosetto, Board 
Member John Carruthers, General President 
Patrick J. Campbell, Bernard Holt, Omil 
Popodich, Guido Paron, Wendell Trineer, Rene 
Goessler, Ivan Nicholson and Local 2309 
President James Griffin. 

Picture No. 2 shows General President 
Campbell presenting a 25-year pin to General 
Representative Edward P. Ryan, with Board 
Member John Carruthers, right, and Local 
President, James Griffin, left, looking on. 

Picture No. 3 shows the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Millwright District Council of 
Ontario with General President Campbell and 
Board Member Carruthers in attendance. 

Alfred Patel and Leo Callaghan also received 
25-year pins but were unable to attend the 

MARCH, 1983 


Lakehurst, N.J. — Picture No. 1 


Local 2018 recently held an awards cere- 
mony, presenting members of 25 to 55 years 
with service pins. First General Vice President 
Sigurd Lucassen tool( part in the ceremony. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Albert Housekeeper, Blair 
Spaeth, Edward Stefanik, Herbert Stout, Frank 
Krajacich, and Carmine Muni. 

Back row, from left: Robert Lebold, Jess 
Mininsohn, Theodore Keefe, George Smithson, 
John Amatulli, Robert Nokes, Steve Stecky, 
Walter Mininsohn, Raymond Irons, Harold 
Hargrove, Harry Miller, and Wendell Keple. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Alfred Jahnes, Pentti Ehrola, 
Edward Dalziel, Domonic DelPurgatorio, and 
Charles Hermann. 

Back row from left: Robert Amundson, John 
Wozar, Oddberg Stiansen, Oscar Wosa, Kenneth 
Sharkey, and John Kindle. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
kneeling, from left: Herman Andersen, and 
Herbert VanDyke. 

Sitting, from left: James Flaherty, Ralph 
Harriman, Otto Hansen, and George Adams. 

Standing, from left: John Marshall, St., Nils 
Wiklund, Fred MacMillan, John Warehime, Sam 
Sparks, Malcolm Fairfield, Charles Voorhees, 
Gary Dykhouse, Theodore Nycz, and Frank 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: William Coyne, Sr., George 
Miller, Granlin Thompson, Nils Eklund, and 
Rosario Calamoneri. 

Back row, from left: James Glasgow, Wilfred 
Clayton, Donald Murray, Perry Inman, and 
Herman Hart. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, from 
left: James Martin and Edward Hart. 

Picture No. 6 shows, front row, from left: 
50-year member Joseph Takacs and 55-year 
member Russell Voorhees. 

Back row, from left: Business Representative 
Frank Krajacich, Local 2018 President John 
Monica, First General Vice President Sigurd 
Lucassen, and Local 2018 Vice President James 

Picture No. 7 shows 40-year member William 
Coyne, Sr., seated, with, standing, from left, 
his son William Coyne, Jr., First General Vice 
President Lucassen and his son Gerald Coyne; 
all three Coyne's are members of Local 2018. 

Those receiving awards but not present for 
the photographer are as follows: 
25-year members Hugo Agnoli, Warren Burnett, 
Simon Cohen, Joseph Nori, Thomas Woehr, 
Howard Clayton, Walter Hayduck, Lawrence 
Maloney, Francis Samul, Jr., Matteo Carcich, 
William Gill, Harold Pharo, Frank Bond, Arthur 
Hawkin, John Jackob, Percy Mathews and 
Michael Tomasko; 


Lakehurst, N.J. — Picture No. 2 

Lakehurst, N.J. — Picture No. 4 

Lakeiiurst, N.J. — Picture No. 6 

30-year members Alexander Grocki, William 
Hall, William Hand, Vincent Batzel, Ralph 
Clayton, Jr., John Inman, Sr., Leonard Izbicki, 
James McKee, Gilbert Ochs, Thomas Richards, 
Sigmund Shupak, Donald Stephens, Michael 
Burns, Roland Eller, Harold Justice and 
Victor Simons; 

lakehurst, N.J. — Picture No. 5 

35-year members Vincent Ciccone, Nicholas 
Kira, Chester Miller, Enzo Damadio, Abe 
Feinberg, Lester Kahn, Alvin Lewis, Patsy 
Samartino, William Warehime, Edwin Yerkes, 
Henry Krueger, Newell, Hulse and Irving 

40-year members Earl Bonnel, Roger Cramer, 
William Egerter, Walter Gant, Willever Bennett, 
Calvin Brown, Ralph Clayton, Sr., Oliver Havens, 
Peter Hill, William Reynolds, Armando Romano, 
Harold Van Esselstine, Charles Brice, William 
Gruning, Samuel Heulitt, Russell Clemens and 
Otto Sirkel; 

45-year members Clarence Allerton, Rocco 
Calvanese, Joseph Paladino and George Heller. 


The three remaining original charter 
members of Local 3134 were recently 
honored by the local. Honored members 
are pictured above, from left; Norman 
Martin and Otto Fuchs. Henry 
Schuermann was the third member 
honored. The original charter was 
issued to the Oshkosh Local on March 
22, 1937. 

Lakehurst, N.J. — Picture No. 7 


Marshfield, Wis.— Picture No. 1 

Marshfield, Wis.— Picture No. 2 

Marshfield, Wis.— Picture No. 3 


Local 1733 recently honored members with 
many years of service with a pin presentation 
ceremony. Members receiving awrards are 
shown in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows over-20-year members, 
front row, from left: Richard Akey, Norman 
Arndt, Colleen Arndt, Grace Bluhm, Herbert 
Andres and Adela Knutson. 

Second row, from left: Audrey Boyer, Corothy 
Eckes, Evelyn Gorke, Doris Gaffney, Joan 
Hargraves and Allan Schmidt. 

Back row, from left: Beverly Shiller, Gary 
Peterson, Lavere Trachte, Jerome Stini, 
Raymond Prust and Lawrence Knutson. 

Picture No. 2 shows over-25-year members, 
front row, from left: Kenneth Oss, Theodore 
Lescyski, John Smrecek, Sylvester Obermeir, 
Ed Boehning and Sylvester Baltus. 

Second row, from left: Henry Bluhm, Margie 
Bucknell, James Herkert, Arlene Brueswitz, 
Leo Brandt and Lawrence Kappel. 

Back row, from left: Rueben Herkert, 
Lawrence Herkert, Elimore Riedel, Elmer Riedel 
and Wally Boyer. 

Picture No. 3 shows over-35-year members, 
front row, from left: Robert Smith, Gordon 
Schmoll, Erwin Wunrow and Francis Trieweller. 

Back row, from left: Wilbur Schlinsog, 
Walter Hoffman, Richard Oliver and Joseph 

Picture No. 4 shows over-40-year members, 
front row, from left: Edmond Heintz, Teresa 
Heints, John Kramp and Edward Wenzel. 

Second row, from left; Leonard Goldbach, 
Joseph Stini, Leo Schueller and Audrey Knoble. 

Back row, from left: Herbert Fellenz, Helen 
Pacourek and Richard Pacourek. 

Marshfield, Wis. — Picture No. 4 


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Three senior members of Local 507 were recently honored with service pins. 
Picture No. 1 shows 35-year member James E. Woodside, initiated May 25, 1946. 
Picture No. 2 shows 40-year member Edgar N. Hagewood, initiated February 13, 
Picture No. 3 shows 40-year member Douglas Walrond, initiated May 12, 1942. 


A buffet luncheon was the occasion for the honoring of Local 2344 
members with 25 and 30 years of service to the brotherhood. 

Shown in the accompanying picture, seated, from left: Ray Pfingsten, 
25 years; Harold RobI, 25 years; Leslie Benzinger, 30 years; Olaf 
Kirn, 25 years. 

Back row, standing, from left: George Sladek, 25 years; Laurence 
Zoellner, 25 years; Raymond Herdt, 25 years; Raymond Meyer, 25 years; 
Robert Beyer, 25 years; Vilas Schoenherr, 25 years; and Harvey Berg, 
25 years. 

MARCH, 1983 


Wheeling, W.Va. — Picture No. 1 

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Wheeling, W.Va. — Picture No. 5 


Local 3 recently held an awards banquet to 
honor members with 25 to 45 years of service 
to the Brotherhood. International Representa- 
tive Warren Grimm participated in the 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, first 
row, from left: Rudy Vavrock, Bob Wise, Russ 
Bierkortte, John Cramer, Ted Junkins, Joseph 
Fender, Charles Klein and Bill Truex. 

Second row, from left-. International Repre- 
sentative Warren Grimm, Business Representa- 
tive Bob Campbell, Bob Wolfe, E. Jake Lude, 
Bob Rodgers, Albert Yocum, Ed Ackerman, 
Wilbert Schmidt, Willard Frietag, Harry 
Demkowicz, Norman Thompson and Warren 
Schafer. Back row, from left: Bill Howe, Luigi 
Gambellin, Don Stufft, Charles Mayer, John 
Prascik, Harold Trimble, Marion Davis and 
Kenneth B. Emery. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
seated, from left: Howard Miller, R. J. 
Bierkortte, Dewey Ganoe, Charles R. Och, Okey 
Henthorne, Bernard L Rist, Olis Thornberry 
and H. D. Thornberry. 

Standing, from left: Charles E. Braden, Carl 
Beck, Leslie J. Cook, Gabe Benson, Glen 
Walters, Clarence Buchanan, Russell L. Biery 
and Kelcel L Westfall. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, first 
row, from left: Robert Weishaupt, Edward 
Magers, Frank Misch, Harold Wilson, Stanley 
Kruger, Matthew Bugaj, James F. Byers, Melvin 
Shaler, Henry Ebbert and John Markowicz. 

Second row, from left: Dennis Cox, Kenneth 
Marsh, Ray Feaster, George Matzaris, Lowell 
Kinzy, George Cline, Maynard Butler, Delbert 
Robbins, Don Sommer and Pearley Thomas. 
Back row, from left; Jack Walters, Richard 
Rist, Ed Scales, Mike Rata, Wilfred Myers, 
W. L. Postlewait and Jack Schafer. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: Charles Swingle, George 
Skaggs, Don Wright, Robert Ullom, George 
Tolbert and Joe Bott. 

Standing, from left: Eugene Carpenter, Harry 
Bushon, Wilford Rose, Bernard Eddy, Lou Miller, 
Cecil Moreland and C. Jim Colley. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, 
seated, from left: Norman Steer, Kenneth Sole 
and Fred Sole. Standing, from left: H. E. Sutton 
and Dana Dayton. 



Local 1396 recently awarded pins to 
members with 25 to 45 years of service to 
the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: Victor Smith, 
40-years; Randolph Jelniker, 40-years; Martin 
Neimes, 45-years; and George Pech, 40-years. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Norman Horvey, William 
McGauchey, Wayne Ashmore, William Galloway 
and Gerald Pelzer. 

Back row, from left: James McFarland, 
Alfred Sather, Ralph Frang, J. D. Nuckolls, 

Roland Hinkle and William Martin, Sr. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Warren Anderson, Claude 
Kitsmiller, Jewel Myers, Harold Ray and Edwin 

Back row, from left: Lloyd Gardalen, Patrick 
Callahan, Howard Sisk, Roy Scully and Roland 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Albert Richards, Melvin Swena, 
Edwin Brunnings and Donald Fabrizio. 

Back row, from left: Roy Nix, Douglas Miles, 
Lawrence Blair and James Bennett. 

Lakewood, Colo 

Lokewood, Colo. — Picture No. 2 

Lakewood, Colo. — Picture No. 3 

Lakewood, Colo. — Picture No. 4 


Ooklond, Calif. — Picture No. 2 
MARCH, 1983 

Oakland, Calif. — Picture No. 1 


Local 36's recent annual pin presentation 
luncheon was attended by 485 members, wives 
and guests. Members eligible for 25 to 60 year 
pins totaled 173; 45 and 60-year pins were 
awarded at the luncheon. Guest speakers 
included Business Representative Gunnar 
"Benny" Benonys, Bay District Council of 
Carpenters Executive Office Jim Green, Retired 
General Rep. Clarence Briggs, Alameda County 
Superior Court Judge Richard Bartalini, and 
President of the California State Construction 
and Building Trades Council James S. Lee. 

Picture No. 1 shows members who became 
eligible to receive 45-year service pins in 

1981 or 1982, seated, from left: Dee Carper 
and Melvin Smith. 

Standing, from left: Financial Secretary Paul 
J. Makela, Senior Business Rep. Cliff Edwards, 
Business Rep. Allen L. Linder, Retired Business 
Rep. Al Thoman, Ray Degler, J. A. Watkins, 
Frank L. Rinetti, J. A. Ghiselli, James Ness, 
A, L. Holm and George Hartwig. Receiving 
awards but not pictured are Melvin Skovmand, 
Arnold A. Carlson, Kay Larsen, A. J. Zolski, 
Lloyd A. McCoy, August Rapp and Ben A. 

Picture No. 2 shows 60year member 
Napoleon Gagne, right, receiving pin from 
Business Rep. Allen L. Linder. 


Fort Worth, Tex. — Picture No. 3 

Fort Worth, Tex. — Picture No. 4 


At Local 1822's annual Bar-B-Q and pin 
presentation, 302 members were eligible to 
receive pins. Members available for photos are 
shown in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows 30-year members. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members. 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year members. 

Those receiving awards were as follows: 

25-year members Kermit Allen, Curtis M. 
Beasley, J. M. (Sonny) Brownlee, J. D. Burson, 
Hobert Cash, Thomas Q. Edwards, F. W. (Jack) 
Gilbow, Waymon E. Hall, Donald W. Holt, 
Arthur C. John, Henry Lavender, Buford Lawson, 
Frank Liquori, Charles T. McAfee, J. B. 
McElroy, J. D. McNatt, Roy Maye, Jr., Kenneth 
R. Milligan, Joseph A. Moak, G. T. Nelson, 
J. Ralph Norman, Milburn D. Owen, Charles 
M. Parr, Dennis E. Paschall, Wm. G. Sager, 
Morris S. Tabb, Billy Joe Tapp, Bradford A. 
Terrill, Raymond L. Wallace, Elmer F. Whitley 
and Joe F. Wilson. 

30-year members Lewis B. Atterbury, James 
L. Barnes, Wayne W. Beverly, Leo W. Bird, Bobby 
Booth, Jasper Bounds, J. T. Brown, Daniel 
Burbach, Donald Cannon, Edward V. Glowers, 
Cloyd D. Cooper, Jack M. Cooper, Jay M. David- 
son, O'Neal Dorn, Virgil L. Earp, Paul Flinn, 
Floyd C. Fox, Everett Garner, Robert L. Griffin, 
Nathaniel J. Hall, E. E. Hollowell, Hudson 
Howell, Otto J. Humphrey, Raymond Clyde 
Johnson, David Jones, Wendell W. Jones, Enoch 
W. Kelly, Willis C. Kilpatrick, Harold J. Koenig, 
Jimmie Lee, Willie N. Lewis, Wm. H. McKinney, 
B. B. McPherson, Gene T. Marson, Melton 
Foster, Wm. G. Owen, Billy J. Perkins, Will M. 
Pittman, Melvin M. Plumlee, Howard W. Rat- 
cliff, M. D. (Mac) Reid, Thural B. Reid, Odell E. 
Rhine, Myrtis S. Robinson, Marvin L, Robinson, 
Robert Rohleder, D. J. Rome, Elmer J. Schlaep- 
fer, Charles Short, Jr., Martin Simmons, Henry 

F. (Sonny) Souder, Leonard A. Stewart, J. L. 
Swiney, Virgil G. Taylor, L. E. Thomas, Stokes 
B. Wade, Virgil Waltz, Nathan C. Whisenant and 
Ralph J. Wolf. 

35-year members Billy E. Adams, Leonard 
Adams, R. A. Adcock, Robert L. Alexander, 
Willard Barr, Robert L. Bates, Thomas E. 
Beasley, Loyd F. Bodkins, James T. Briggs, 
Urban W. Brown, J. A. (Jeff) Brownlee, J. D. 
(Jack) Brownlee, Webb Burns, Oris B. Carlson, 
W. W. Clauch, L. L. Cole, E. F. Collard, Charlie 
Daniels, Floyd Daniels, Jennings P. Davis, 
J. D. Davis, Elmer Eubanks, C. E. Fuller, Jerry 
M. Goetz, Dan Gotthardt, Willie A. Grant, Jr., 
S. E. Gregory, George Hallmark, Jr., A. R. 
Haren, Bun M. Haynes, W. R. Hilliard, Robert 
Hoffman, Merlin Hoiseth, R. T. Koonce, Leo P. 
Lance, Willie H. Lemons, J. P. Long, Jr., Willie 
I. Lough, Otis C. McCaughan, Orville McCauley, 
Edgar McConnell, George Miller, L. G. Miller, 
Wm. G. Miller, 0. 0. Moore, Earl W. Myers, 
Woodrow W. Neal, Sam V. Neill, David C. 
Newman, L A. Patterson, R. H. Pearson, R. R. 
Peugh, Roger Portwood, Mac Pugh, Edgar M. 
Renfro, Marvin Rich, E. G. Ricketts, W. K. 
Riddle, Walter L. Roberts, W. A. Sefcik, A. A. 
Shackelford, L. G. Shaw, Robert Shelton, 
Clifford Shirley, Howard M. Singleton, J. H. 
(Jess) Smith, Louis M. Stone, John C. Tarwater, 
Morris V. Taylor, Charles R. Trotter, B. D. 
Webb, Jr., Myers 0. Wilkerson, Wm. J. Williams, 
Wayford H, Williams, Lee Wisdom, Jr., J. D. 
Wright and Willie E. York. 

40-year members Wade Armstrong, A. C. 
Baker, H. A. Ball, F. C. Barker, D. J. Barry, 
Thomas Bennett, Berlin R. Bergeron, Jessie C. 
Bird, F. W. Bishop, Alvie Bledsoe, Jr., Mert 
Bloomfield, J. 0. Blue, Herman Bowlby, Aaron 
L. Burton, Melvin Butler, Cecil Byrd, Charles 
Campau, A. W. Carlock, George Chadderdon, 
H, E. Chapman, Harry Chastian, Marvin Chil- 
dress, Lester Childs, Ray Coldiron, W. D. 
Collard, R. G. Cornelius, John R. Cullins, J. B. 

Davis, J. B. Dennie, Oscar L. Dennis, A. D. 
Earp, R. L. Fortenberry, P. C. Fronbarger, W. R. 
Gann, Henry L. Girard, Tom Goldston, Walter 
Griffin, James R. Grimsley, R. C. Hardin, P. A. 
Harris, John Harrod, Horace V. Hatcher, Roy 
Hausenfluck, M. C. Hickman, Harley Hilbun, 
Elmo Hodges, Stanley Huckaby, Burleigh R. 
Hurd, Floyd S. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, Raymond 
Clayton Johnson, J. T. (Davey) Jones, John F. 
Kahlstorf, D. N. Lancaster, John W. Lee, Vernon 
P. Lewis, H. G. Logsdon, Richard H. Long, 
Hugh E. Luster, J. F. McConnell, L. R. McKinney, 
R. E. McManus, Amos G. McMurray, J. T. Mad- 
dera, F. M. Martin, John H. Martin, H. D. 
Moore, Loyd E. Moore, R. W. Morgan, Delmas 
B. Neal, James 0. Newman, Wm. B. Norwood, 
M. W. Paslay, Carl H. Pettijohn, Elmer Pilotte, 
Elmer Pool, Irvin 0. Reeves, L. E. Reinhart, 
Ramond S. Richter, W. 0. Ross, Roy Rucker, 
W. M. (Bill) Sager, D. I. Sessums, Leonard F. 
Smith, Kenneth Stevens, Chester R. Strickland, 
D. 0. Tally, Clay S. Taylor, Earl Tharp, Charlie 
Thomas, Elvan D. Tucker, M. J. Vinson, M. C. 
Wade, James M. Walker, Clyde White, M. E. 
Wilcox, Frank B. Williams, L, T. Williams, W. A. 
Wilson, Bob Wood, Will Wright, Joseph L. 
Wynn, Jr., W. D. Yates and Pat N. Yeary. 

45-year members Howard Barr, J. L. Booth, 
Henry Buffington, Howard Caveness, A. S. 
Ewing, Sr., Roy E. Gifford, R. E. Goddard, M. J. 
Grubbs, E. E. Gustafson, Robert L. Hachtel, 
J. W. Hoiman, Joe Jenkins, H. J. Jez, C. A. 
King, C. B. Murphy, R. E. Proctor, M. A. Ross, 
G. A. Sims, Lewis H. Stephens, J. H. (Jeff) 
Stevenson, Rudolph Thompson, Herman S. 
Yancey and Carl Zich. 

50-year members G. G. (Mickey) Adams and 
John A. White. 

55-year members William Knudson, R. L. 
Leggett and George Tharp. 

60-year members Carl Bradshaw and Ray C. 




Local 1394 recently celebrated its 70th 
Anniversary with a party and pin presentation 
to members with 30 and 35 years of service 
to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows members assembled for 
the cake cutting, from left: Ben Russell, 78, 
and the local's oldest active member; John 
Partridge, executive officer of the district 
council; Carl Mayes, local president; Donald 
Feagan, retired president; Vincent Bryan, 
retired president; Warren Connary, retired 
general officer and business agent; and J. J. 
Castiglione, vice president. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
seated, from left: James D. Knowles, Dominic 
J. Golino, Donald E. Feagan, John E. Cherry, 
Irvin Conklin, William H. Buckley, Jr., Vincent 

B. Bryan, Bernon D. Brown and Clyde Bennett. 
Standing, from left: Vice President Casti- 
glione, District Council Officer Partirdge, 
President Carl Mayes, Bernard Roy, Orvile 
Vance, Arthur Rode, Russell Willis, Robert 
Pringle, Earnel White, James Price, Frank 
Troha, Raymond T. Poccia, Fritz E. Taubert, 
Ejvind Petersen, Andrew A. Schmelz, Earnest 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
seated, from left: Arthur Higbe, Carl Gullstrom, 
John Evers, Hubert Douglas, Edward Doerr, 
Watten P. Connary, Horace Brown and 
Kenneth Anderson. 

Standing, from left: Joseph J. Castiglione, 
Heny B. Woods, Robert W. Wolff, Earl B. 
Melcher, Ernest N. Wheeler, Jonathon McKiney, 

C. C. Tapley, Harold McCarthy, Hammie Smith, 
John Partridge, Daniel McCall, Emil J. Serio, 
Carl Mayes, Bernard May, Wm. E, Racivich, Joe 
Latacki, Richard Perez and Raymond Janicki. 

Members eligible for awards but not present 
are as follows: 30-year members Clifford H. 
Adams, Wm. L. Blackwell, Walter Bopp, Frank 
B. Brown, Harry A. Devlin, Abner Eby, Billy F. 
Enzor, Wm. 0. Every, Douglas Powler, Adam 
Frank, Thomas Greiner, Tony Groshok, Joseph E. 
Gulia, Ardne R. Haddix, C. M. Herrell, Harold S. 
Hickman, Dominic Jakaubaitus, Raymond 
Kedzerski, Eddie J. King, Leo Lalonde, David L. 
Lanchester, Charlie Long, Carl Macleod, 
George Matis, Everett P. Miller, James H. 
Mobly, Niels L. Nielson, Jr., George M. Olson, 
Carlton F. Patton and Everett E. Temple; and 
35-year members Richard W. Adams, Paul V. 
Bales, John M. Bender, Robert Bixler, E. J. 
Castellow, Gratton C. Cooper, Edward Corbet, 
John J. Gulp, John Dec, Victor Fernandez, 
Nichols Fink, N. C. Fisher, Erving Fowler, F. H. 
Gaskins, Chester B. Holland, Charles C. Kim, 
Adolph Kirsch, Joh W. Maloney, Leo Mark, Wm. 
B. Miller, Walter Minicus, Lester Myers, Lester 
Norris, Eric Olsen, John L. Pickett, Willy Pruetz, 
Leonard Rhyne, Lloyd B. Sellew, LLoyd E. 
Skalman, G. D. Smith, Wm. H. Sowers, Roger 
Stout, Randolph Sturdivant, Harold Whitney and 
Harry Wolverton. 

MARCH, 1983 

Ft. Lauderale, Flo. — Picture No. 2 

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Picture No. 3 


Fifteen members of Local 1159 
recently received service pins for 
longstanding membership. 

Members are shown in the ac- 
companying picture, front row, from 
left: George Sheets, 40-years; Charles 
Kuhl, 40-years; Harold Poff, 40-years; 
William Stone, 40-years; and Joseph 
Hall, president. 

Second row, from left: Ralph Fruth, 
40-years; Alva Luckeydoo, 25-years; 
Lewis Dodson, 25-years; Marvin Mayes, 
35-years; Lawrence Baier, 25-years; and 
Lester Dodson, 35-years. 

Back row, from left: Harry Osborne, 
Jr., 25-years; Chester Hudson, 25- 
years; Raymond Casto, 25-years; Ernest 
Dowell, 25years; and Eugene Thomas, 

Point Pleasant, W.Va. 


At an annual dinner dance, Local 261 
awarded service pins to members with 
25 and 50 years of service. 

Shown in the accompanying picture 
are, from left: Retired Business Agent 
Charles Pumilia, 50-year member; 
Thomas Schmidt, Jr., 25-year member; 
Richard Brower, 25-year member; Busi- 
ness Agent Fred "Butch" Schimelfenig, 
Jr.; Joe "PoPo" Marchese, 25-year 
member; and Local President Joe Greco. 

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Scranton, Po. 


The following list of 630 decreased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $1,108,367.84 death claims paid in December, 
1982; (s) following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

1, Chicago, IL — John W. Clauson. 

2, Cincinnati, OH — Robert C. Powell. 

3, Wlieeling, WV— John Krajnyak, Jr. 
S, SI. Louis, MO— William J. Kraiberg. 

7, Minneapolis, MN — Carroll V. McDonald, 

George H. Brown, Gilmor Frykholm, Milton 

8, Pliiladelphia, PA— Per Hedlund, WiUiam C. 


10, Chicago, IL — Edward Scanlon, William H. 

11, Cleveland, OH — Frances M. Small (s), 
Kenneth Hess, Mary Skolnicki (s), Rosalie 
Snyderburn (s), Stanley Florjancic. 

12, Syracuse NY — Augustin Rodriguez, Floyd 

13, Chicago, IL — Hacy M. Wright, Morris Miller. 

14, San Antonio, TX — Charles N. Jones, David 
H. Vasquez, Jesse F. Armstrong. 

15, Hackensack, NJ — Aanen Aanensen, Andrew 
Cutrona, Bonoria Aanensen (s), Peter 

16, Springaeld, IL — John J. Blair. 

20, New York, NY — Dorothy Sonnergren (s). 

21, Chicago, IL — David F. Livingston, Sr. 

22, San Francisco, CA — Anthony Chulla, Carl 
Hagen Harold F. Salsbery, Joseph F. Sinor, 
Mary Padjen (s), William Sandkulla. 

23, Williamsport, PA — George M. Moore, Sr. 

24, Central, CT— Mary C. Rudd (s), Sebastian 
Amenta, Theresa Bosco (s). 

25, Los Angeles, CA — Anthony Desoto, Charles 
Whalen, Howard Vance, Lawrence Gorden, 
Leslie Olmstead. 

28, Missoula, MT — Carl J. Lindborg. 

30, New London, CT— Ernest T. Hester, Joseph 

R. Yerrington. 

31, Trenton, NJ— William G. Cook. 

33, Boston MA — Frank Perry. 

34, Oakland CA — Fred L. Magud, Hester Pauline 

Johnson (s), Lewis F. Johnson. 

35, San Rafael, CA — Birger Larsen, Charles 
Nelson, Frank Krautheim. 

36, Oakland, CA — Orval Charles, WiUempje 
Lenders (s). 

40, Boston, MA — Lawrence Guptill, Mary 
Naugle (s). 

41, Woburn, MA — Milton G. Foote. 

43, Hartford, CT — Emma Leblanc (s), Karol J. 
Jakubczyk, Kathleen Zabel (s). 

44, Champaigan Urba, IL — John E. Dean, Ralph 

L. Maddy. 

47, St. Louis, MO — Bernard Enk, Katherine 
Elizabeth Chase (s), Walter Werkmeister. 

48, Fitchburg, MA— Cleo N. Fredelte. 

50, Knoxville, TN — Ishmer Ogle, Mary Littles (s). 
53, White Plains, NY — Freeman Eisner. 

Espling, Martin A. Swanson, Paul J. 

Charles, Vernon Quillin. 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Charles F. Johnson, Floyd 
H. Bradley, Francis T. Litherland, George 
K. Gray. 

61, Kansas City, MO — David E. Adamson, 
William Edward Burton. 

62, Chicago, IL — John E. Johnson, Rudolph 

63, Bloomington, IL — Laura A. Fagerburg (s). 

64, Louisville, KY — Charles Russell Smith, 
Clarence Lotze, Ruth C. Jones (s), Thomas 
H. Perkins. 

66, Olean, NY — Durwood Stephen Brennan. 
69, Canton, OH— Ernest I. Detchon. 
71, Fort Smith, AR — Jean M. Huffman, Paul 

73, St. Louis, MO — Glen Siddens, Joseph P. 

74, Chattanooga, TN — Lena P. Simmons (s). 

76, Hazelton PA— Charles M. Mohl, Henery W. 

80, Chicago, IL— Robert C. Mills. 

87, St. Paul MN — Barbara J. Gunderson (s), 
Evald Karlson, Gust Monroe Bloom, Henry 
Schneeberg, Joseph J. Licha, Rodney Jerdee. 

89, Mobile AL— William A. Sexton. 

90, Evansville IN — Daniel W. Magee. 

91, Racine WI— Mildred L. Stanitis (s). 

94, Providence, RI — Augustino Giardina, Eugene 
Delomba. Herman Johnson, Leo Perras, 
Phillip Judge, Remie Riopel, WiUiam Owens. 

Local Union, City 

95, Detroit, MI — Raymond Carlson. 

100, Muskegon, MI — Paul M. Deal. 

101, Baltimore, MD — Charles M. Routson, 
Herbert F. Davis, Karl A. Koelbel. 

103, Birmingham, AL — Earline U. Bradford (s). 

104, Dayton, OH — Norbert F. Frantz, 

105, Cleveland, OH— John Harkai, Louis P. 

106, Des Moines, lA — Jessie L. Spencer (s), 
Joe Ferrari, William E. Shay. 

108, Springfield, MA — Antonina Davis (s). 
117, Albany, NY — Henry J. Murray. 
120, Utica, NY— Joseph Ricci, Sr. 
122, Philadelphia, PA— Erwin E. Cover. 

131, Seattle, WA — Arthur Greenland, Carl J. 
Gerding, Douglas M. Camelon, John C. 
Mooers, Lawrence B. Carlson, Ruth Mary 
Hildahl (s). 

132, Washington, DC — Carl A. Johansen, 
Charles Billmyer. 

135, New York, NY— Frank Hajosch. 

141, Chicago, IL — Harry A. Schumacher, John 
P. Prunckle, Peter J. Olson. 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— Nick Casacchia . 
144, Macon, GA — Clarence C. Chambless. 

153, Helena, MT— Andrew Tomcheck, Leroy C. 

Salisbury, Lyle R. Hansen, Patricia Ann 

Sahlberg (s). 
155, Plainlield, NJ— Fred A. Stine. 
163, Peekskill, NY — Carmine Rende, Joseph 

169, East St. Louis, IL — Harry Chrisco. 
171, Youngstown, OH — Clarence P. Brown. 
174, Joliet, IL — Eric G. Gustafson. 

182, Cleveland, OH — Arthur Kirshner, Mildred 
C. Asbury (s). 

183, Peoria, IL — Edward John Speerli, Harold 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Cleveland Nelson, 
Cliff Nelson, Don H. Worthen, Lucille A. 
Anderson (s). 

186, Steubenville, OH — Leroy Fisher. 

187, Geneva, NY — Addison Hutchins. 

198, Dallas, TX— Joe Edwin Wortham, Michael 
Clifton Jones, Roland D. Tucker, Royce A. 

199, Chicago, IL — Michael D. Zaklan. 

200, Columbus, OH — Glen E. Jones. 
202, Gulfport, MS— John C. Spencer. 

210, Stamford, CO — Charles Haase, Donald 
Tippman, Frederick Larson. 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— John C. Logan, William 
S. McGuirk. 

213, Houston, TX— Edgar Reed, Jr., Luches 

Bennie Rose, Roosevelt Patrick. 
215, Lafayette, IN — Joseph M. Hamilton, Orvid 

K. Carr. 
218, Boston, MA— Harold F. Grover, Jr. 
222, Washington, IN — Glen F. Memering. 
225, Atlanta, GA — Burton Thomas Chadwick, 

Sadie Estelle Merritt (s). 
230, Pittsburgh, PA— John B. Bissell, Ralph C. 

Ogden, William H. Martin. 
232, Fort Wayne, IN — Werner Gallmeister. 
238, Ajo, AZ — Jose G. Zozaya. 

246, New York, NY— Rudolf Kinkella. 

247, Portland, OR — James A. Bloom, Stanley 

254, Cleveland, OH — Laurel D. Jenkins. 
257, New York, NY — Henry Anderson. 

259, Jackson, TN— Hugh A. Thompson, Jake 
J. Turner. 

260, Berkshire Cnty, MA— Edwin H. Pratt. 

261, Scranton, PA— Glen Ruland, Carl W. 
Smith, Samuel P. Sunzeri. 

272, Chicago Hgt., IL— Donato Paglia, Nora B. 
275, Newton, MA — Donato Paglia, Nora B. 

Skinner (s). 
278, Watertown, NY— Ceasar Patnode. 
281, Binghamton, NY— Douglas H. Moore, 

Rodman A. Palmer. 
283, Augusta, GA — Annie Laura Eubanks 

McAlhany (s), George Robertson McKay, 

James Harold Lonergan. 
292, Linton, IN— Richard F. Daulton 
302, Huntington, WV— Glenn T. Finley, Virginia 

Staley (s). 

Local Union, City 

314, Madison, WI — Albert Pearson, Raymond 

316, San Jose, CA — Betty Dean Peterson (s), 
Robert E. Lee. 

317, Aberdeen, WA— Barbara Edith Holm (s). 
319, Roanoke, VA — Elsie Drummond Chandler 

(s). Glen Elwood Botts, Mack G. Light. 
335, Grand Rapids, MI — George Lapinski. 
342, Pawtucket, RI — Elizabeth Lavoie (s). 
345, Memphis, TN— Alvin E. Quarles. 
347, Mattoon, IL — Darrell E. McDowell, John 

R. Ford. 

360, Galesburg, IL — Dewitt W. Sloan. 

361, Duluth, MN— Fred A. Renick. 
365, Marion, IN— Ida Gordon (s). 
367, Centralia, IL — Paul Drenckpohl. 
374, Butfalo, NY— Lloyd J. Pope. 

393, Camden, NJ— Fred F. Mohrfeld, Sr., 
Robert William Pitts, Samuel Kolmetsky. 

398, Lewiston, ID— Cecil O. Clark. 

399, Phillipsburg, NJ — Mary M. Moore (s). 

400, Omaha, NE — Theodore F. Rolf. 

410, Ft. Madison & Vic, lA— Elizabeth Marie 
Thompson (s), Ray E. Lofstrom, Robert 
A. Thompson. 

411, San Angelo, TX — Crawford S. Waggoner. 
413, South Bend, IN— Leonard A. Kyle. 

425, El Paso, TX— Robert Houston Reeves. 
434, Chicago, IL — Gabriel Leo Gehrman, Gerrit 

H. Eenigenburg. 
437, Portsmouth, OH— David F. Cobler, Edna 

Jones (s). 
470, Tacoma, WA — Chauncey D. West, Marvin 

Packnett, Sr.. Roy E. Sallee. 
472, Ashland, KY— Brenford WiUiams. 

492, Reading, PA — Harry O. Hagstrom. 

493, Mt. Vernon, NY — Isidor Braslow, Vincenzo 

496, Kankakee, IL — Amos Newton Eversol, 

Evadine J. Anderson (s). 
504, Chicago, IL — Max Mintz. 
507, Nashville, TN— James L. Stout, Kenneth 

K. Green, Lillian Bethel Womack (s). 
512, Ann Arbor, MI — Eugene C. Schuman. 
514, Wilkes Barre, PA — Henry L. Shupp, Joseph 

W. Kolodziej, Stephen V. Walko. 
530, Los Angeles, CA — Noel C. Banuelos, 

Walter R. Nelson. 
535, Norwood, MA — Henry Marcil, William 

542, Salem, NJ— William H. Peterson. 
548, Minneapolis, MN— Wilford Chester Holm- 

558, Elmhurst, IL — Edward P. Najdowski. 
563, Glendale, CA — John Bonino. 
565, Elkhart, IN— Daisy M. Wininger (s). 

568, Lincoln, IL — Claude Mileham. 

569, Pascagoula, MS — Alvis L. Hancock. 

584, New Orleans, LA — Louis M. Alexander, 
Louis Menesses. 

586, Sacramento, CA — Bobby G. Lansdon, 
Florence J. Miller (s), Gaetano Nitopi, Joan 
L. Poteet (s), Mott P. Underwood, Ray- 
mond Willows, Walter Studebaker. 

595, Lynn, MA— Donald E. Falke. 

600, Lehigh Valley, PA — Martin L. Zanders, Sr. 

603, Ithaca, NY — Anna Rose Krizek (s). 

608, New York, NY— Fritz Hanson. 

620, Madison, NJ — Hilda Mae Olson (s), James 
Gerard, Robert MacMillan. 

626, Wilmington, DE— Leslie T. Richardson, 
Rudolph E. Heymann. 

627, Jacksonville, FL— Charles A. McDowell, 
Lee Roy Pacetti. 

635, Boise, ID — Audrey I. Myers (s), Elmer 
Kaldenberg, Wensel Christian Lackey. 

639, Akron, OH— Paul J. Gilbert, Pearl Bad- 
kins. Ralph Summers. 

644, Pekin, IL— Aulburn B. Shacklett. 

654, Chattanooga, TN— Milledge Lamar Whit- 

661, Ottawa, IL — John J. Quintan. 

668, Palo Alto, CA — Leroy F. Larsen, Ralph 
M. Cook. 

674, Mt. Clemens, MI — Donald Shay. 

678, Dubuque, lA— Otto F. Ulrich. 

690, Little Rock, AR — Jesse Lemuel Burks. 

694, Boonville, IN — Glenn Freyberger. 

695, Sterling, IL — A. Eugene Ostrander, Dan 



Local Union, City 

B, Carman. 
696, Tampa, FL — George Velazquez, Hector E. 

701, Fresno, CA— Dannie L. Voth. 
710, Long Beach, CA— Donald R. Pierce, 

Eleanor I, Crosland (s), Peggy A. Isham (s). 
715, Elizabeth, NJ— Andrew Abemethy, Peter 

M. Petersen, Walter Lewy. 

721, Los Angeles, CA — James Edward Parker, 
William F. Picker. 

722, Salt Lake City, UT— Walter O. Nelson. 
725, Litchfield, ll^Nicholas H. Biebel. 

727, Hialeah, FL— Harold J. Puthoff, Marvin 

A. Padgett. 
735, Mansfield, OH— Betty Jane Hicks (s), 

Howard A. Dome. 
739, Cincinnati, OH — Daniel Kammer, Virginia 

L. Zimmerman (s). 
743, Bakersfield, CA— Ernest C. May, Jack H. 

745, Honolulu, HI— Herbert Y. N. Yang, 

Shigeo Imoto. 
751, Santa Rosa, CA— Dorothy Fields (s). 
769, Pasadena, CA — Clarence W. Green, Walter 

George W. 
771, Watsonville, CA— Eldora Jackson (s). 
787, New York, NY— Andrew J. Belt, Hjalmar 

792, Rockford, IL — Louis Penewell. 
795, St. Louis, MO — Matthew Edward Kaegel. 
801, Woonsocket, RI— Alfred Godin. 
807, Paden City, WV— Daisy V. Wike (s). 
819, West Palm Beach, FL — Leonard A. Harper, 

Norman Deshaies. 
844, Reseda, CA— Dorothy Shamblin (s). Jewel 

Palme (s). 
851, Anoka, MN — Bernard Fiero, Ralph Mc- 

873, Cincinnati, OH — Bertram E. Burdsal. 
889, Hopkins, MN — Howard Beerman. 
898, St. Joseph, MI— William Eiswald. 

902, Brooklyn, NY — George Merritt, Heber 

903, Valdosia, GA— Charles Felton Bettis, 
Herbert Eugene Williams. 

904, Jacksonville, IL — Dennis E. Klopfer. 
906, Glendale, AZ — Eva J. Brumm (s). 
911, Kalispell, MT— Henry Dybing. 

916, Aurora, IL — Joseph F. Schmit. 

925, Salinas, CA — Edna Lorene Beame (s). 

933, Hermiston, OR — Joseph Paul Anderson. 

San Bernardino. CA — Ira C. Ayers, Jimmie P. 
Adamson, Lura Belle Shoemaker (s), Ray- 
mond Shuldberg. 

948, Sioux City, lA— Clem H. Ullrich. 

959, Boynton, FL — Mary C. Dumond (s). 

964, Rockland Co., NY — George H. Blackwell, 
Harold Garrabrant. 

978, Springfield, MO — Dewey A. Davis. 

982, Detroit, MI— Alex Landry. 

993, Miami, FL — Earl C. Lauber, Rose Jones 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Margaret Davis (s). 

1000, Tampa, FL— Richard E. Godfrey. 

1001, N. Bend Coos Bay, OR— John Edward 

1005, Mcrrillville, IN— Bernard Seitz, Mary 
Alice Grume (s). 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ — Jack Losso. 
1014, Warren, PA — Lewis N. Remington. 
1026, Miami, FL — Lcroy Hessler. 

1044, Charleroi, PA— George Balog. 
1050, Philadelphia, PA— John Dipietro. 

1052, Hollywood, CA— Arthur Lewis Hite. 
Lydia Lenora Wcatherly (s), Melville Roy 

1053, Milwaukee, WI— Anton Blasica. 

1055, Lincoln, NE — Conrad Hcrgcnrader, Henry 

J. Fuhrman. 
1065, Salem, OR — George Lindsay. 
1067, Port Huron, MI— Randall Wilkins. 

1073, Philadelphia, PA— Max Fcldman. 

1074. Eau Claire, WI— Marlow Ellefson, Joe H. 

1078. Fredericksburg. VA— Bernard M. Hollo- 
way. Everett R. Myers. 

1089, Phoenix. AZ — Dorothy Bernicc Mussel- 
man (s), Elvina J. Haskctt (s), John P. 

1094, Albany Corvallls. OR— Arthur L. CofTcy. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA— Albert Seymore, Roy 
D. Lewis. 

llOfl. Flagstatr, AZ — Edward Svoboda. 

1102, Detroit. MI— Doyle Roger Howe, Robert 

Local Union, City 

1104, Tyler, TX— Charles R. Beyer. 

1107, Kenilworth, NJ— Edward Dudeck. 

1120, Portland, OR— John A. Kosciolek, Otto 

1138, Toledo, OH— John A. Johnson. 
1143, La Crosse, WI— Harald E. Rondestvedt. 
1145, Washington, DC — Gregory Stampfli. 
1149, San Francisco, CA — Clifford Larrew. 
1155, Columbus, IN — James B. Ison. 
1160, Pittsburgh, PA— Andrew Kundrat. 
1164, New York, NY— Elaine Willets (s). 
1172, Billings, MT— Nikolai L. Lima, Ralph F. 

1184. Seattle, WA— James Grizzell. 
1194, Pensacola, FL — Levi D. Echols. 

1204, New York, NY— Sandra Herbst (s). 

1205, Indio, CA— Abby Jane English (s). 
1235, Modesto, CA — Hope E. Steger (s). 
1245, Carlsbad, NM— William T. Smith. 
1250, Homestead, FL— Faye L. Blair (s). 

1274, Decatur, AL— Floyd S. Eells. 

1275, Clearwater, FL — Dorothy Florence Cor- 
rado Cs), Walter Johnsen. 

1280, Mountain View, CA — Claud T. Anthony. 
1289, Seattle, WA— Thomas Clyde Clausen. 
1296, San Diego, CA — Arthur Fagg, Charles 

D. Flynn, Clarence Griffin, Martha Kin- 
rade (s). Otis E. Gaither, Wallace Freder- 
ick Lord. 

1310, St. Louis, MO— Bernard T. Palmer. 
1319, Albuquerque, NM — Wallace Max Streicher. 
1332, Grand Coulee, WA — Emma Kreiter (s). 
1342, Irvington, NJ — James Lipoma, James W. 

Lemon. Knut Otto Torjesen, Louis Poli- 

tano, Mary Carroll fs). 
1347, Port Arthur, TX— Thermon M. Sheffield. 
1363, Oshkosh, WI — Ervin Leppin, Frederick 

1371, Gadsden, AL— Joe W. Sewell. 
1394. Ft. Lauderdale. FL — Felton D. Lavender. 

Sr.. Robert P. Knox, Wesley P. Copeland. 

1396, Golden, CO— Cleo Billis (s). John E. 
Bernard, Lawrence W. Billis, Owen F. 

1397, North Hempstad, NY— Stella A. Gro- 
matsky (s). 

1400, Santa Monica, CA — George E. Berglund. 

1418, Lodi, CA— Troy J. Davidson. 

1419, Johnstown, PA — Robert Grabenstein, 
Roy C. Schrock. 

1423. Corpus Christie, TX — Manuel Lara. 
1428. Midland. TX— Isom L. Phipps, Lockie 

E. Morrow, Willie T. Boadle. 
1449, Lansing, MI — John Kruger. 
1452, Detroit. MI— George C. Bragg. 

1456. New York. NY— George W. Tooker, 
Linka Ingebrigtsen (s), Luigi Carpetto, 
Magnus B. Hansen, Mary Blake Cs). 

1477, Middletown. OH— Donald Eldon Nist, 
Robert R. Roser. 

1485. La Porte, IN — Leonard Erickson. 

1486. Auburn. CA— Kenneth C. Oliver. 

1487. Burlington. VT — Jacqueline Greene (s). 
1497. E. Los Angeles, CA— Floyd R. Jenkins, 

Johnnie L. Johnson. 

1506, Los Angeles. CA— James Hall Gilliam, 
James N. Skelton. Kent Alston. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Clifford Best, Harold G. 
Amburn, Lcc Roy Lanham. 

1521, Algoma, WI— Wallace Kostichka. 

1522, Martel, CA— George D. Cox, Henry 

1535, Highland, IL — Nelson Nungesser. 

1536, New York. NY — Ugo Mancini, Woodrow 

1545. Wilmington. DE— Roland W. Mitchell. 
1553. Culver City, CA— David W. Martinez, 

Douglas P. Shea. Frank Ruacho, Kenneth 

Kennedy. William Dean. 
1559. Muscatine. lA — Edward A. Krucgcr. 

1570, Marysville, CA — George Bomgardncr. 

1571, East San Diego. CA— Herbert D. Shade. 
1577. Buflalo. NY— George A. Frank. 

1590. Washington, DC— Roger W. Crum. 

1596. St. Louis. MO— Wallace R. Williams. 

1599, Redding. CA— Philip J. Martin. 

1622, Hayward. CA — Joseph L. Richcy. 

1632. San Luis Obispo, CA— Guy M. Shackel- 

1639. Tompson Fall. MT — Clarence T. Forest. 

1664, Bloomlnglon, IIS — Luther Leonard Lcch- 

1673. Morganlon, NC— Ellsworth P. Applcgatc. 

1689. Tacoma. WA— Harry Christy. 

1699. Pasco. WA — James M. Rutherford. 

Local Union, City 

1707. Kelso Longview, WA — William C. Gus- 

1725, Daytona Beach, FL — Charles Henry 

Thorpe, Norman Lara. 
1728. Philadelphia, PA— John J. Kitchener. 
1739. Kirkwood, MO — Lena Kimker (s). 
1741, Milwaukee, WI — Roman Joseph Tabat. 
1750, Cleveland, OH— Morris Weiskind, Richard 


1771, El Dorado, IL— Milford Larue Sullivan. 

1772, Hicksville, NY — Amadeo Frances. 
1780, Las Vegas, NV— William H. Smith. 
1797, Renton, WA — Guy F. Pierce. 

1811. Monroe, LA — James A. Arledge, Robert 

Leon Smith. 
1815, Santa Ana, CA — Leonard S. AUcock, 

Magnus W. Tait. 
1822, Fort Worth, TX— Jerry Milo Brown, Peter 


1836, Russellville, AR— Raymond L. Martin. 

1837, Babylon, NY — Armand Ouellette, Bjame 

1840, Faribault, MN— Glen G. Hargefeld. 

1846, New Orleans, LA— Ovide Matherne, Wil- 
liam E. Warren. 

1847, St. Paul, MN— Mary M. Cooper (s). 
1849, Pasco, WA— Lourine Supplee (s). 

1856, PhUadelphia, PA— Mary Dymszo (s), 

Nicholas Cecatiello. 
1865, Minneapolis, MN — ^Theodore Hawryluk, 

Wenzel Kadela. 
1884. Lubbock, TX— Thomas W. Stallings. 
1889, Downers Grove, IL — Billy W. Summers. 

1896. The Dalles. OR— Lloyd C. Kile. 

1897. Lafayette. LA— Claude Racca. 

1913, San Fernando. CA — Betty Krohn (s). 
Thomas E. Johnson. 

2006, Los Gatos, CA — Benjamin A. Pumpelly, 
Philip A. Gillis. 

2007. Orange. TX— Ed Mae Bartee (s). 

2014. Barrington. IL — Fred C. Fredrick, William 
H. Gleason. 

2033, Front Royal, VA — Julian Larrick Ham- 

2046, Martinez, CA— Elvyn H. Howell, Ethel 
Lee Lents. 

2047, Hartford City, IN— Robert Eaton. 

2070, Roanoke, VA — Jesse L. Nester. 

2071, Bellingham. WA — Thomas Murphy. 
2073. Milwaukee, WI — Angeline Sokolowski. 
2078, Vista, CA— Elton E. Joyal. 

2083, Red Wing. MN— Harvey C. Roemer. 

2117. Flushing. NY— John Palombella. 

2155. New York, NY— Charles Kramer, Frank 

2168, Boston, M.\— Althea A. Cabana, Ralph 

F. Lind. 
2203. Anaheim. CA — Ambrose M. Sherman. 

Dorothy Burnice Deiss (s), Karl Hollack, 

Richard W. Holmes. 
2232. Houston. TX — Raymond E. Spates. 
2235. Pittsburgh, PA— Peter Karan, Ruby E. 

2265. Detroit. MI— Rolland C. Boyd. 
2283. West Bend. WI— Leon J. Debroux. 
2288, Los Angeles. CA— Ralph A. Miller. 
2340. Bradenton-Sarasola, FL — Charles Richi- 

son. Jr. 
2375, Los Angeles, CA — John A. Skarberg. 

Jovcna Renfro (s). Loyd C. Hurst. 
2398. El Cajon. CA— Dorscy W. Norwood, 

James M. Cross. 
2421, Philippi, WV— Opal Golden (s). 
2427, W. Sulphur Spring. WV— Lester A. Wil- 
2429. Fort Payne. AI. — William O. Lingerfelt. 
2433, Franklin. IN— John T. Adams. 
2520. Anchorage. AK— Linda Ruth Call (s). 

Tliomas N. Bomstcad. 
2569. LouLsvllle. KY — Irvin Johnson. 

2600. San Diego. CA— Alice L. Greene (s), 
John D. Holmes. 

2601. Lafayette. IN— Harold R. Howard. 
2633. Tacoma. WA— John Nelson. 

2636. Valsetz. OR — Cynthia Lee Campos, 

Ernest Hayden Clack. 
2652, Standard, CA— Elizabeth E. Shaw (s). 
2682. New York. NY— Hcskeith King. 

2713, Center, TX— Condlee L. Jackson, 

2714, Dallas. OR— I ila Irene Derksen (si. 
2739. Yakima, WA— Albcno Carollo, Harvey 

J, Richards. 
2750, Springfield, OR — Charley N. Dennis. 
2761. McClcary. WA— Orcn Dale Pcrcell. 
2896, Lyons. OR— Roger W. Poe. 

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Local Union, City 

2902, Bums, OR — Paul A. Castles, Raymond 

W. Walter, Sally Sue Branson (s). 
3009, Grants Pass, OR— Ralph W. Bossley. 
3023, Omak, WA— Julian L. Brown, 
3062, Temple, TX — Margaret L. Widmann. 
3086, Providence, RI — Filomena Tavano (s). 
3091, Vaughn, OR— Mable Rebecca Stewart (s). 
3099, Aberdeen, WA— Earl W. Traxel. 
3130, Hampton, SC— James Edward Polk. 
3161, Maywood, CA — Thomas Guzzo, William 

H. Robinson. 
3182, Portland, OR— George Walker. 
3206, Pompano Beach, FL — Albert S. Duche- 

min, Sr., Jaan Tonisson, Michael Trocko. 
3230, Stuart, FL— Herbert Waher, Luigi L. 

9042, Los Angeles, CA — Agustin Ochoa Caro. 
9065, San Francisco, CA — Norman W. Hopkins. 


Continued from Page 21 

The largest banquet held in the history 
of the Carpenters' District Council, was 
enjoyed by all. 

Carpenter graduates are as follows: 
Robert Abrams, Gary W. Accettulla,' 
Alan Bacon, John Barrett, Robert Bayles, 
Richard Becker, Richard Beresford, 
Christopher Bertini, Jim Betler, William 
Bowders, Jeffrey Bruce, Mary Calabrese, 
Richard Cannon, Rinard Coleman, James 
Coudriet, Anthony Cousins, Jon Cox, 
John Cozza, Joseph DeAngelis, John 
DeRunk, David Desch, Raymond Dohn, 
John Dudiak, Albert Dixon, Terry Friedl, 
Michael Golphin, Gregory Graysay, 
Jeffrey Grollmus, Thomas Hagan, Mark 
Hannan, Paul Hansberry, Richard Hen- 
non, Jeff Hileman, Roy Hollingsworth, 
Barbara Honeycutt, Charles Hughey, 
Bernard Hydak, Jack Jones, Marvin 
Kellum, Jon Kruhm, Richard Laughlin, 
Richard Lynn, Craig Mahouski, John 
Marks, James McCabe, Richard McGin- 
nis, Sammy McNary, Gerald Mineweaser, 
Erwin Modena, Daryl Moore, Robert 
Moore, Kirk Necciai, Robert Oddis, 
William Opperman, Randall Oviatt, Ed- 
ward Pethia, John Petronic, Dale Pfen- 
nigwerth, David Poll, John Policaro, 
Lawrence Popeck, Lisette Prohaska, 
James Reese, Ronald Rugh, Mark Sauter, 
Andrew Schuster, Steven Shannon, David 
Sibenac, Steve Skillen, Samuel Skorich, 
Timothy Smith, Michael Sperl, Joseph 

Spratt, Bennett Tiglio, Robert Tracy, 
Thomas Tresnan, Robert Turcic, Mark 
Valchar, Robert Vavro, Gerard Vinski, 
Lyn Vogel, David Vtipil, Ronald Warden, 
Joseph Washington, Joseph Welte, Jeffrey 
Yarborough, Allen Zabkar, Michael 
Zajac, Robert Zeller and Paul Zyhowski. 


Continued from Page 24 

Local Union, Donors 

Carey, Jim LaFourche Bill Easley, Ottis 
Summers, Bill Bennett, Charles Stirk, Jimmy 
Garcia, Loyd Pierce, Ed Seastrand, John 
Coles, Charles Patino, Francisco Espinoza, 
Frank Burlington, Robert Macias. Theodore 
Kosturin, Eric Muehlen, Richard Moraga, 
Pete Peterson, Jerry Beck, Greg Schroder, 
Jerry Friedman. William Vandenberg, Irvin 
Herrmann, Larry Sirola, Ray Bastianelli, 
Michael Rorem, Buck Long, Roger Kappe, 
Martin Schempp, Ron Suess, Randy Jarrell, 
Donald Swep, Alfio Corsaro, Pete Peterson. 

1507, Robert W. Henry. 

2157, Local. 

Los Angeles County D.C. 

First Church of Christ. 

Emp. Maryville-Alcua Kiwanis. 

Maryville-AIcoa Jaycettes. 

Ella Mae Fipps. 

Telephone Pioneers of Amer. #21. 

George Zipay. 

Smokey Mtn. Classic Chevy Club. 


Continued from Page 17 

James Phillips, Dick Dickelman, John 
Knight, Malcolm Tucker, Bill Barrett. 

Row 3: Ben Howard, Jim Freeman, 
Leonard Craft, Marion Gritton, Steve 
Bonebrake, James Wargo, Bill Boyer, 
Allan Estock, Jr., Business Representative 
Local 269. 

Row 4: Harry Hoskins, Donald Duez, 
Lawrence White, Terry Moss, Don 
Meuser, Frank Dudley, Ken Palmer, 
David Dumas, Bill Bonebrake. 

Newton, Mass. 

The construction steward's training 
course was held at the offices of Local 
275, Newton, Mass., recently. The 
instructor was Business Representative 
Edward Gallager. Participants are shown 
in the photograpli. 

Seated, left to right, are: Norman 
Chicoine, Peter Mallozzi, Eusebe 
LeBlanc, Antonio DeSantis and George 

Second row: Peter Delaney, William 

Antoniac, John Lombardo, Joseph 
Brennan, John Kelleher and Edward 

Third row: Richard Pumfrey, Basil 
Arasi, Albert Marchioni and James 

Not shown: Daniel Cleary, Leslie 
Mills, Glynn Hayden and Thomas 

Omaha, Neb. 

On January 18 and 19, steward training 
classes were held for members of 
Millwright Local 1463 in Omaha, 
Nebraska. Participants included, back 
row, Darrl Brooks, Cal Chess, Business 
Rep. Homer Loghty, Mitchell Schram, 
middle row, John Porter, Tom Schulz, 
Rod Shrimpton, first row, Larry Byers, 
Jr., George Prine. 



Being a Carpenter 

Thoughts about what being a CAR- 
PENTER should mean: 
C. A CHALLENGE to build the future 

yet preserve the past. 
A. ACCEPT the responsibility of appren- 
ticeship to learn and train. 
R. RESPECT the rights of others if they 

differ from yours. 
P. PRIDE and personal conviction and 

to grant others the same. 
E. ENLIST the help of all and enlighten 

those around you. 
N. NEVER forgetting your obligation 

but willing to be obligated. 
T. A TRADE member, second to none, 

a tool of the day and the future of 

E. ELEVATE, that which has been 

trusted to you. 
R. RETIRE, with pride, dignity, knowing 

others will protect, keep that which 

you were privileged to share. 

— Submitted by Clifford W. Fyffe, 
Local 586, Sacramento, Calif. 








Racal Airstream, Inc., manufacturer of 
Airstream personal protection systems, 
announces the introduction of a new 
product for industrial and recreational 
applications ... the Racal Hygiband. The 
Hygiband is a disposable, self-adhesive 
band which absorbs perspiration. 

The adhesive strip of the Hygiband 
affixes it to the inside of hats and head- 
gear. Hygiband removes perspiration and 
provides a cushion of comfort for the 
wearer. Because it is disposable, hygiene 
for the wearer is assured. In addition, the 
Hygiband 200-band dispenser makes the 
product easily accessible for continuous 

Some applications for Hygiband in- 
clude: general industrial, welding, con- 
struction, foundries, agriculture, sports 
and recreation, and food service. 

The new product complements and in- 
creases the Airstream product range of 
safety and health products. For further 
information on Hygiband and other Air- 
stream products, contact Racal Airsteam, 
Inc., 7309 A Grove Road, Frederick, 
Maryland 21701, (301) 695-8200. 




Chicago Technical College . . . 


Clifton Enterprises 


Estvking Mfg. Co 


The Irwin Co 


Orem Research 


Vaughan & Bushnell 


rill r f r f<i 

For thick and thin cutting projects, 
Allway Tools has introduced its K7 and 
K13 Break-A-Way Knives featuring high- 
strength ABS plastic handles, safety 
locks, and replaceable blades. 

The K7 is the heavy-duty item, whose 
tough, seven-point blade can cut sheet- 
rock, carton board and wood and can 
also be extended to approximately three- 
and-a-quarter inches for cutting through 
thick materials including foam and fiber- 
glass insulation. The K7 retails for $1.29. 

The K13 is a quality lightweight tool 
that is perfect for wallpapering, crafts, 
and other light cutting projects. It retails 
for 59('. Its 13 blades are as sharp as, but 
cost far less to replace than, the stand- 
ard single-edge blades traditionally used 
on wallpaper and other light materials. 

For details, contact your retailer or 
Allway Tools, 1513 Olmstead Avenue, 
Bronx, NY 10462. Phone: 212-792-3636. 


A Midwest manufacturer announces its 
new Model PL-3 Post Puller. Hand 
operated, the puller weighs 54 pounds 
and pulls 4" x 6" guard rail, 4" x 4" 
wood, round or channel posts, and a 
wide variety of fence posts. The PL-3 is 
easy to use, we are told, completely self- 
contained, lightweight and hand portable. 

For more information, write or call: 
Rhino Sales Corporation, 620 Andrews 
.Avenue, P.O. Box 367. Kewanee, Illinois 
61443. Phone: 309/853-4461. 


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Unsurpassed in temper, 
quality, balance and finish. 
Genuine leather cushion grip or e 
sive molded on nylon-vinyl cushion grip. 

Pulls, prys, lifts 

and scrapes. Wide tapered blade 
lor mar proof prying and easy 
nail pulling. 

Always wear Estwing 
Safety Goggles when 
using hand tools. Protect 
your eyes from flying parti- 
cles and dust. Bystanders 
shall also wear Estwing 
Safety Goggles. 

If your dealer can't supply Estwing tools, 


Mfg. Co. 

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MARCH, 1983 


Economk Recouerv 

Is a Tuio-Ulav 


If 'Happy Days' retutn, it'll be because 

North American workers and their unions 

fought the good fight for survival. 

^^ANY economists are telling us, this month, that 
the US recession has bottomed out and that recov- 
ery is slowly but surely on the way. 

We hope they're right, but we're keeping our 
fingers crossed and watching the economic indica- 
tors carefully. 

I'ye just finished reading a report in a construc- 
tion industry magazine which tells us that thou- 
sands of construction companies will not be around 
this year to enjoy the predicted business upswing. 
Almost 1 1 ,000 such firms have gone out of busi- 
ness over the past three years, waiting for Reagan- 
omics to set in. Of that total, 4,959 general build- 
ing contractors, building subcontractors, and 
miscellaneous contractors folded in 1982 alone — 
the greatest number of construction firms to fail 
in one year since the firm of Dun and Bradstreet 
started keeping track of construction failures al- 
most a half century ago. 

That's not good news; that's an economic in- 
dicator we can do without. 

There are many more: The biggest, of course, is 
the 10.4% of the US population and more than 
one million Canadians out of work. Add to these 
the home foreclosures, the small-business bank- 
ruptcies, and the long fist of homeless citizens 
across the land and you have some sobering statis- 
tics to consider, before you join the White House 
Good News Chorus. 

We of the United Brotherhood are not prophets 
of gloom, I assure you, but many of us have been 
down that recession road before. We have fought 
the battles of union standards and worker survival 
many times before. We were reminded the other 
day that 50 years ago, this month, Franklin D. 
Roosevelt was sworn into office and launched his 

New Deal to overcome the Great Depression. 
Many UBC members were around to fight those 
economic battles. 

And — just as it was then — ^we sometimes find 
today that it's often a one-sided battle: labor and 
the consumers against reactionary, entrenched 
capital management. I am firmly convinced — and 
the statistics will bear me out — that labor has done 
its share of the work to accomplish economic re- 
covery, just as it did under the Blue Eagle and 
NRA during the 1930s. 

If the United States and Canada are to return 
to the "happy days" of yesteryear, there must be a 
shared effort by labor and capital alike. Economic 
recovery is a two-way proposition. 

Too much of the economic-recovery fight of the 
past decade, since OPEC and the international 
banks began messing us up in the early 1970s, 
has been a one-sided effort by conservative na- 
tional leaders and reactionary organizations to 
"keep labor in check" and destroy the effectiveness 
of unions wherever possible. 

Let me say this to our detractors: Organized 
labor is now and always will be the voice of the 
workers, the consumers, and those at the bottom 
and the middle of the economic ladder. When we 
speak for our various union memberships, we are 
speaking for millions of non-union workers and 
their dependents as well. 

Sam Gompers said, many years ago, that what 
labor wants is "more" — more of many things, more 
income, more and better housing, adequate food, 
better education, and so forth. This cry for "more" 
seems to frighten some of North America's invest- 
ment bankers and corporation managers, as though 
wanting "more" is un-American, which it isn't. It 
is, instead, a clear and honest statement of what 
we all want to one degree or another. 

You find the one corporate stockholder who 
doesn't want more dividends or one chief executive 
officer of a corporation (a CEO, as they are fa- 
miliarly called by the boys at the top) who doesn't 
vote himself more income and more perquisites (or 
"perks," as they are called in the board rooms). 

We hear talk, these days, about the big ad- 
vantages of conducting business and industry the 
Japanese way, with labor and management work- 
ing together in a factory or at a job site for the 
common purpose of achieving a profit, which is 
all well and good. We'll do our calisthenics every 
work-day with the bosses, sit in on plant pep ral- 
lies, and perform our patriotic duties as the Japa- 



nese do. But in a truly American and Canadian 
way, we'll also continue to perform our adversary 
role as spokesperson for the underpriviliged and we 
will continue to bargain and negotiate for our fair 
share of the nation's wealth and prosperity. It'll 
be a sad day in North America, if we lose our bar- 
gaining rights, as they have in Poland and many 
other parts of the world. 

This is why I say that both labor and manage- 
ment have responsibilities, if we are to achieve 
economic recovery soon. 

Let me give you some examples of areas in 
which I think management and entrenched capital 
are shirking their economic responsibilities . . . 
and where labor and consumers are crying 

TAXATION — It is a well-known fact that Presi- 
dent Reagan's tax cut of 1982 did not achieve its 
major purpose of stimulating business and indus- 
try to reinvest and expand their activities, so that 
the Gross National Product would improve, so that 
people would be put back to work. 

Instead, it was business as usual, meaning that 
dividends continued to be declared on schedule 
for the stockholders, and executive salaries con- 
tinued high, while loopholes in the tax laws re- 
mained unclosed to the extent that billions and 
billions of dollars in tax revenue were lost to the 
nation — billions which would have alleviated the 
heavy budget deficits with which Congress now 

Surely, Congress must now realize that the upper 
echelons of our society must bear their share of 
the federal tax burden. 

highly competitive world, it is becoming increas- 
ingly important that North America holds on to its 
brain power and its advanced technology and not 
dissipate it around the world among the so-called 
"most favored nations" and the communist bloc 
countries. Far too often, companies from overseas 
are moving into US and Canadian markets, reaping 
profits, and moving their operations elsewhere to 
the detriment of US and Canadian workers. Atari's 
recent move from California to Hong Kong is the 
latest example. American business interests, multi- 
national or not, must protect its North American 
markets and its North American wacc earners. 

COST OVERRUNS— In the big" US defense 
budget and the 1983-84 armed forces expenditures 
there will inevitably be cost overruns. Far too 
often, these cost overruns are blamed on labor 
and on union contracts. Unfortunately, overruns 

have become a way of life for many defense con- 
tractors. It's time for more watchdogs and more 
whistle blowers in this area and fewer propaganda 
smears of workers and their unions. 

THE SOCIAL ISSUES— One social issue im- 
mediately comes to mind: the outrageous costs of 
health and hospitalization. Technology in our hos- 
pitals is growing by leaps and bounds. There are 
machines for scanning one's entire body at one 
time, machines for healing, and machines for 
keeping you alive, even when your brain and your 
senses are not all functioning. These machines 
cost millions, and they are being installed wherever 
salesmen can convince hospital officials that they 
are needed. These are vital items for medical 
centers, but, far too often, they are the reason 
why the average citizen must go into exhorbitant 
debt for his health . . . since the cost of these 
super-science gadgets are passed on to medical 
consumers or written off as tax deductions, thus 
denying the national government of more tax 


General President 


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

Address Correction Requested 

Non-Profit Org. 



Permit No. 13 
Washington, D.C. 

The United Brother- 
hood is still providing 
jackets, caps and other 
items to members at a 
price only marginally 
above cost — to allow 
for handling and 
shipping charges. Here 
are the prices: 

T-shirts White or Heather with 

4-color emblem 
$4.75 each 
4.50 in quantities of 5-35 
4.25 in quantities over 35 

Emblem jackets, Unlined 
$15.00 each 
14.50 in quantities of 5-35 
14.00 in quantities over 35 

Lined with Kasha Lining 
$19.00 each 
18.50 in quantities of 5-35 
18.00 in quantities over 35 

Emblem Cap — Mesh 
$4.25 each 

4.00 in quantities of 5-35 
3.75 in quantities over 35 

All Twill 
$4.50 each 
4.25 in quantities of 5-35 
4.00 in quantities over 35 

TO ORDER: Send cash, check, or 
money order to General Secretary 
John S. Rogers, United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
Amerka, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C, 20001. 

Wear your UBC emblem with pride 

Preserve Your Personal Copies of the CARPENTER 

CARPENTERS, bound and stored in 
book cases or office shelves, will be 
reminders for years to come of your 
service in the United Brotherhood. Your 
local union should have them for 

Many Brotherhood members, 
local unions and district councils 
save back issues of The CAR- 
PENTER Magazine for refer- 
ence. You, too, can now pre- 
serve a full year of the magazine 
— 12 issues — in a single heavy- 
weight, black simulated leather, 
colonial grain binder. It's easy 
to insert each issue as it arrives 
in the mail. Twelve removable 
steel rods do the job. The 
riveted backbone of the binder, 
as well as the cover, show the 
name of our publication, so you 
can find it quickly. 


$3.00 each 

2 for $5.00 

including postage 
and handling. 

To order binders: Send cash, check, 
or money order to: The Carpenter, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20001. attractive, heavy-duty, imprinted binders. 



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New City, New York 10956 

Second District, George M. Walish 

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Third District, John Pruitt 
P.O. Box 624 
Riverton, 111. 62561 

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, Paul Johnson 
Room 722, Oregon Nat'l Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
5330-F Power Inn Road 
Sacramento, California 95820 

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 

Secretaries, Please Note 

tn 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. 

Patrick J. Campbell, Chairman 
John S. Rogef:s, Secretary 

Correspondence for the General Executive Board 
should be sent to the General Secretary. 


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VOLUME 103 No. 4 APRIL, 1983 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Jobs . . . Still Top Priority 

Justice Comes for Brotherhood's Commercial Divers 

Contract Service Center is UBC's Answer 

Decency vs. Greed . . . Reflections on FDR 9 

Energy Sector Vital Source of Jobs 

April Reader's Digest features Alice Perkins 
Union Guidelines for Political Action Funds ._ 
Hal Morton Honored at Portland Testimonial 

Steward Training in the Northeast States 

'Building Union' in the Middle West 


Washington Report 

Ottawa Report 

Local Union News .. 

Apprenticeship and Training 

Consumer Clipboard: Power Tools, Part I 
Plane Gossip 



Service to the Brotherhood _ _ 31 

In Memoriam — 36 

What's New? - - 39 

The President's Message _ Patrick J. Campbell 40 

Published monthly ol 3342 Blodensburg Rood, Brentwood, Md. 20722 by the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Subscription price: United States ond Canada $7.50 per 
year, single copies 75c in odvance. 


Thomas Jefferson was truly Ameri- 
ca's man for all seasons — statesman, 
writer, architect, educator, scientist. 
One little known side of his nature 
was his great love of the land. 

"No occupation is so delightful to 
me as the culture of the earth," he 
once wrote, "and no culture compara- 
ble to that of a garden." 

For the third American President, 
botany was one of "the most valuable 
sciences, whether we consider its sub- 
jects as furnishing the principal sub- 
sistence of life to man and beast, 
delicious varieties for our tables, re- 
freshments from our orchards, the 
adornments of our flower-borders, 
shade and perfume of our groves, 
materials for our buildings, or medic- 
aments for our bodies." 

His famous home in the Virginia 
mountains, Monticello, is surrounded 
by flower beds, flowering shrubs, and 
beautiful groves of trees. 

Born 240 years ago this month, 
April 13, 1743, Jefferson set about 
turning Monticello into a showplace 
when that part of Virginia was still 
a frontier land. He was 27 when he 
began building his estate, and he was 
still adding to this masterpiece when 
he died at age 83 after a lifetime of 
service to his country. 

— The photograph is by F. Sicb 
from H. Armstrong Roberts, Inc. 

NOTE: Readers who would like addi- 
tional copies of this cover may obtain 
them by sending 50i in coin to cover 
wail inn costs to the Editor, Tht 
CARPENTER. 101 Consiitiiiion Ave.. 
N.W.. Washington, D.C. 20001. 

PriDlfid in U. S. A. 


. . . siill 

top priorify, 

as small signs 

of recovery 


A $4.6 billion emergency jobs and 
recession relief bill was approved by 
the US Congress last month and signed 
into law by the President. The measure 
is expected to fund an estimated 
400,000 year-long jobs. 

The bipartisan compromise measure 
was the first major action to counter 
the record unemployment in the 
United States and assist the victims of 
the worst recession since the 1930s. 

The bill is similar to a Democratic 
initiative passed by the House last 
December during the lame-duck ses- 
sion of the 97th Congress. That meas- 
ure died under the threat of a veto 
by Reagan. 

Following the November elections, 
in which the Democrats gained 26 
House seats, Reagan changed course 
and eventually agreed to $4.3 billion 
to provide jobs and relief. 

Although the final bill approved by 
Congress provides about $300 million 
more than Reagan requested, it is 
smaller than either the $4.9 billion bill 
which the House passed and the $5.2 
billion bill the Senate passed earlier 
in March. Fear of a Presidential veto 
was cited as a reason for the pared- 
down measure. 

The Senate bill had included $1.2 
billion in accelerated revenue-sharing 
payments to the states, which could 
have been used for rapid job creation 
but that was killed by a veto threat 
from the White House. 

The preamble of the successful jobs 
bill cites the plight of "nearly 14 mil- 
lion unemployed Americans, including 
those no longer searching for work" 
and millions of others who "work 
only part-time due to the lack of full- 
Continued on Page 13 

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More than 5,100 job-seekers applied for 200 openings at the Whirlpool Corp. plant in 
Clyde, Ohio. Applications were taken at the Sandusky County fairgrounds where many 
applicants waited overnight bundled in bedrolls. 

Food for jobless members of Auto Workers Local 72 on long-term lay of} from the 
American Motors Corp. plant in Kenosha, Wise, fills the local's headquarters. The 
food was bought with donations of $15,865.80 from the local's working members and 
a matching contribution from AMC. About 92,600 pounds of groceries were sorted, 
bagged and distributed to some 1,150 laid-off members by imion volunteers. 



Glen Maxwell (with placard at left) and John Clark (to the right of the 
lamppost) of Local 3, Wheeling, West Va., were among several UBC 
members in the rally. Linda Normich, millwri ' • with Local 1241, 
Columbus, O., (center, above) participated w ..embers o' he 
Columbus, O., Unemployed Workers Committee. Jobless w kers from 
many parts of the East and Middle West joined the demon >ion. 

3,000 Unemployed Rally 
At Capitol To Demand 
Jobs Programs 

Nearly 3,000 unemployed workers 
from more than 20 cities of the nation's 
industrial heartland converged on Con- 
gress to demand massive job creation, 
extended jobless benefits, and relief from 
home foreclosures. 

A spirited rally on the steps of the 
US Capitol was followed by an after- 
noon of visits of House and Senate offices 
as Congress and its committees considered 
jobs bills and the Federal budget. 

The March 15 "mass lobby for jobs 
and justice" was the "largest, broadest 
and most significant" demonstration here 
by the nation's jobless in many years, 
said Ellen Vollinger of the Full Employ- 
ment Action Council. The council, a 
coahtion of labor, civil rights, church, 
women's, senior citizen and public interest 
groups, was among the endorsers of the 

United Brotherhood members from 
several cities participated. A contingent 
from Local 3, Wheeling, West Va., in- 
cluded Glen Maxwell, Richard Redman, 
Kalhy Smith, Joseph Fender and Ronald 
King, all of whom were part of the Ohio 
Valley Unemployment Coalition. Linda 
Normich of Millwrights Local 1241, 
Columbus, O., an unemployed mother of 
two minor children, was with the Colum- 
bus Unemployed Workers Committee. 

The Mass Lobby Day was organized 
through the recently-formed National Un- 
employed Network, a loose coalition 
initiated by the seven-year-old Philadel- 
phia Unemployment Project and the year- 
old Monongahela Valley Unemployed 
Committee in western Pennsylvania. 


Bus and carloads of jobless workers 
came from Pennsylvania, New York, 
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Rhode 
Island, Tennessee, and Maryland. A 
small group flew in from California. 
Money to charter some 50 buses came 
from street collections, churches and 
other private donations. 

Unemployed union members included 
steelworkers, auto workers, machinists, 
electrical workers, textile workers, glass 
workers, mine workers, and state, county 
and municipal employees. 

The rally was repeatedly punctuated 
by a loud chorus of "We Want Jobs" 
from the sign-carrying crowd. 

Hand-lettered placards demanded "Jobs 
Program for Full Employment," "65 
Weeks Unemployment Comp." "Stop 
Plant Closings," "Stop Foreclosures," 
"Slop Utility ShutofTs," Medical Care for 
the Unemployed," "People Before Pro- 
fits," and "Aid for the Unemployed — Not 
for El Salvador." 

One sign in particular summed up the 
mood. It said, "I Want Mv Damn Job 

Lenny Stovall of the Mon Valley Un- 
employed Committee told the crowd that 
"the American dream is shattered in the 
Monongahela Valley" where, she said, 
about I million are without jobs. "People 
are dying from this depression," said 
Stovall, citing loss of health insurance, 
rising infant mortality, and increasing 
family violence. 

"We aim to create a national move- 

ment of the unemployed so that our 
national government can serve our needs," 
Stovall said. She noted that protests led 
by the Mon Valley organization had put 
a halt to sheriffs sales of homes owned 
by the jobless. 

She said "the jobs programs proposed 
by the Reagan Administration and the 
Democrats are just crumbs thrown out 
to keep us quiet a little longer." 

The mass lobby supported the AFL- 
ClO proposal for a $68 billion two-year 
program to create jobs in community 
development, public works and housing. 
Short of that, it favored a bill proposed 
by Rep. Augustus Hawkins (D-Calif.) to 
provide 1 million public jobs at a cost 
of $15 billion. 

The jobless lobby also pressed for 
passage of a bill proposed by Rep. Harold 
Ford (D-Tenn.l to extend federal supple- 
mentary unemployment compensation 
past March 3 1 as well as a bill proposed 
by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.l to 
extend jobless compensation to 65 weeks 


In their visits to congressional offices, 
they urged support of a bill proposed 
by Rep. Henry Gonzalez to provide job- 
less homeowners with loans to prevent 
foreclosure. But they urged that the bill 
be amended to make the loans interest- 
free and to include jobless renters faced 
with eviction. 

The insisted that Congress reject the 
Reagan Administration's budget pro- 
Continued on Page 13 

APRIL. 1983 

i i' 

ol Court Colls 
mcDermott to Task 
pute ujlth Diuers 

Anatomy of a 
Union-Busting Campaign 

A member of 
Professional Divers 
Local 1012, New 
Orleans, La., hooks 
up a sling on a 
section of pipeline 
near an oil rig in 
the Gulf of 

Members of Local 
1012 picketed 
McDermott offices 
in New Orleans 
because of the 
company's refusal 
to bargain. 

In the spring of 1974, a small local 
union of deep sea divers on the Gulf 
Coast was taking its first infant steps 
toward becoming a certified bargaining 
unit and negotiating a contract. The 
employer, the J. Ray McDermott Com- 
pany of Harvey, La., was a huge firm 
in the off-shore drilling business. 

Nine years later, after a relentless 
assault from the company, that in- 
cluded some of the most flagrant anti- 
worker tactics seen to date, the com- 
mercial divers of UBC Local 1012 
won their battle over the obligation of 
McDermott to bargain. On February 

18, 1983, the McDermott Company 
was ruled in civil contempt by a Fed- 
eral Appeals Court in New Orleans, 
and ordered to pay $25,000 to the Na- 
tional Labor Relations Board to help 
cover expenses of the long drawn-out 

Pat Campbell, general president of 
the United Brotherhood, hailed the 
ruling, but pointed out that it was both, 
"good news, and bad news. The good 
news," he said, "is that the J. Ray 
McDermott- Company at last has been 
called to account. The bad news, is 
that it took nearly 10 years — four 

more than World War II — to obtain 
any remedy against this company." 

Now that it is settled, we can take 
a rare detailed look at this classic 
anti-union case, and see the methods 
and extent to which employers often 
go to prevent workers from exercising 
their legal right to organize. 

The players in this drama include 
a corporate lawyer, whose own testi- 
mony eventually proved not credible, 
and a retired diving supervisor, who 
survived coronary bypass surgery to 
come to court and give the deciding 
testimony in the case. 


John M. Bee, of the New Orleans 
law firm of Kullman, Lang Inman and 
Bee, was a legal adviser to the 
McDermott Company at the time the 
divers first began their certification 
drive. Even though McDermott was 
a thriving company whose yearly sales 
would exceed $3 billion within a few 
years, it was determined to kill any 
attempt by this small collection of 
divers, tenders, and rack operators to 
organize. Bee devised a multifaceted 
scheme that seemed certain to spoil 
the hopes of these 126 men. 

On March 8, 1974, the new union 
applied to the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board for an election, and on 
June 6, the balloting was held. The 
divers won by a 40-33 margin, and 
in September of that year became 
affiliated with the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners, which has 
a large contingent of divers in its 
membership. Things were looking up. 

But the company challenged the 
results of the election, and began a 
series of deliberate delaying tactics 


and "sham" bargaining that would go 
on for years. 

In the first stage of the union-bust- 
ing campaign, Bee proposed to the 
company that it hold meetings and 
engage employees in conversations to 
reveal their union sympathies. McDer- 
mott even kept track of these em- 
ployees with a special color coding 
and took secret photographs at union 

The company's challenge of the 
NLRB election was successful, and a 
second election was planned. Accord- 
ing to testimony. Bee had earlier indi- 
cated that the company should try to 
have the election held in the fall, when 
the company would be busy and using 
a lot of extra divers. These new em- 
ployees, Bee surmised, would probably 
vote for the company in appreciation 
of the work they were getting. 

The rerun election was held in 
February 1975, but the union again 
won, this time by a 39-36 margin. 

Most companies would have given 
up the battle long before, but, accord- 
ing to Charles Gates, a retired diving 
supervisor, attorney John Bee indicated 
that McDermott would, "beat the 
union regardless of what it took, even 
if it was illegal." Gates was destined to 
play an important part in the ultimate 
collapse of Mr. Bee's grand scheme. 

In spite of all this effort, the union 
was now certified, so the counselor 
came up with another plan — "sham" 

Here the company would make an 
outward appearance of complying 
with their order to bargain, by meet- 
ing with the union and letting them 
make their proposals. But instead of 
attempting in good faith to reach an 
agreement, they would just reject the 
union's proposals and keep rejecting 
them until they forced the divers to 
go on strike. 

At this time, McDermott's plan 
would have been to bring in divers 
from other parts of the country and 
even fly them out in helicopters to 
avoid picket lines. Eventually they 
were sure divers would give up and 
come back to work. But they seriously 
underestimated these new UBC broth- 
ers and they didn't account for Charles 

Gates was a company man, a super- 
intendent of divers, and from the be- 
ginning he had been sitting in on the 
meetings where Bee had outlined the 
details of his plans. Gates later retired 
from the firm, and when the case came 
before the Federal Court of Appeals in 
New Orleans, the McDermott Com- 
pany, as well as the NLRB, sought his 
testimony for the trial. 

Gates had a heart condition, and his 
doctor refused to let him testify be- 
cause of the possible risk to his health. 
He eventually underwent coronary by- 
pass surgery, and the start of formal 
hearings were delayed until he could 
recover and testify. 

And testify he did. He gave a scath- 
ing account, exposing the unlawful 
plan that existed within the McDermott 
company, and dealt the final blow to 
the decade-long union-busting cam- 
paign. On the other hand, when Bee 
was called on to testify, his statements 
were marked with inconsistencies and 
gaps of memory. At one point he was 
forced to admit that he had examined 
surveillance photographs taken at 
union gatherings. 

'When the dust had settled, the court 
told the McDermott Company to pay 
$25,000 for their lawlessness, and 
$5,000 for any future violations that 
might occur. In addition, the company 
will now have to bargain in good faith 
with Local 1012, or pay $500 per day 
for each day they fail to do so. 

The McDermott case proves two 
things, says UBC President Pat Camp- 

"One, the delays in this case point 
Continued on Page 13 

"Cognac rigs" like the one shown at bottom left are fabricated at the McDermott shipyard, Morgan City, La., and floated by 
barge to the Gulf of Mexico, where they are sunk at 1000-foot depths to become the foundations for oil rigs. UBC divers 
participate in the underwater work. The picture at lower right is of Exxon's big Honda oil rig in the Santa Barbara Channel off 
the coast of California. This rig, too, was a McDermott job, but in this case it was union because of a West Coast divers agreement. 

APRIL, 1983 

Contract Service 
Center is UBC 
Answer to 

* ' up uutk ^mc9.M. 

"There's a new team in town. 
Northwest contractors and union 
carpenters are working together as 
never before . . . because they know 
that in these tough times, it takes 
teamwork to build high quality con- 
struction projects. . ." 

The voice belongs to Bill Schonely 
of the Portland Trailblazers, the 
professional basketball team. The 
message belongs to the Oregon State 
District Council of Carpenters, and 
its broadcast is just one part of a 
new public information program 
aimed at generating jobs for union 
carpenters in Oregon. 

The focal point of the new pro- 
gram — developed by Oregon DC 
Executive Secretary Marvin Hall, 
Business Rep. Garry Goodwin and 
Organizing and Research Area Co- 
ordinator Jim Fox — is a new Con- 
tract Service Center. Fox describes 
the Center as "a one-stop clearing- 
house for information, referral and 
problem-solving in the Construction 
industry." By simply picking up a 
phone and dialing the center, a 
contractor can get hooked up to 
the right supplier, the right workers, 
or just about anything he needs to 
bid or complete a job. 

At "Construction Industry Semi- 
nar" meetings, Goodwin discusses 
with contractors and owners the 


benefits of using union carpenters, 
while also discussing their com- 
plaints and suggestions. 

"By talking things through," 
Goodwin says, "We come to realize 
that we have a lot more in common, 
a mutual interest in building top 
quality projects — projects that mean 
satisfied customers, reasonable pro- 
fits, and fair wages for our workers." 

To promote the Center, the 
Oregon DC has gotten together with 
an advertising agency to develop 
not only broadcasts, but effective, 
informational brochures, complete 
with photos of "teamwork" projects, 
and quotes from architects, con- 
tractors and developers extolling the 
virtures of union craftsmanship. One 
example used is the McCormick 
Pier Apartments project in Portland, 
Ore., that was finished eight months 
ahead of schedule, and under budget. 

The Oregon State District Coun- 

cil's program was first developed 
and put into effect about three years 
ago, and has since developed into 
a five-part operation: 1) research 
2) organizing 3) advertising 4) 
joint marketing and 5) state- wide 
computerized Service Center. 

Research time is spent develop- 
ing and maintaining a system of 
early notification of upcoming con- 
struction projects. Rather than sign 
up "new" contractors, organizers 
concentrate on keeping current 
members working. The advertising 
and joint-marketing goal is to deal 
with a short-term need — more jobs 
for workers, by way of a long-term 
solution — education of the decision- 
makers about the cost-saving ad- 
vantages of using union labor. The 
Contract Service Center provides the 
backbone of the program as an ex- 
tensive, detailed reference source for 
contractor information. 


The program is used in conjunc- 
tion with the United Brotherhood's 
Operation Turnaround to strengh- 
then labor-management relations 
throughout the state. Hall says their 
goal is to be "best friend to architect 
and builder," reporting that one 
third of the work UBC members are 
involved in Oregon is a result of 
the new program. 

As Hall explains it, "We intend 
to carry our message to everyone in 
the construction industry. What we 
are saying is simple: By providing 
the highest quality workmanship 
possible, plus a variety of other 
services, union carpenters can help 
make a contractor more competitive 
in the bidding process and more 
productive on the job . . . and if 
these contractors get more work, 
that means OUR people get more 

Several contractors in Oregon 

have been outspoken in their praise 
of the council's program. Here are 
some of their comments: 

"I may not need carpenters this 
week . . . next week I may need 
twenty. And in my position as a 
small contractor, this carpenter's 
union is the best place to get the 
people we need. For quality, I 
really turn towards the younger 
generation of carpenters who have 
come through the apprenticeship 
program in the last 10-15 years . . . 
they're my mainstay." 

H. L. Green, President 
H. L. GREEN CO., Portland 

"The union leadership of the car- 
penters — they're good people to 
work with and they try to work with 
our problems. It used to be where 
the union fought the framing con- 

tractors bad . . . now they seem 

like they want to work with us and 

try to help us, which I appreciate." 

Floyd Smith, Owner 



"I use union carpenters . . . 
there's more of a consistency in 
workmanship and another thing, by 
employing a union person, I'm sup- 
porting the industry as a whole . . . 
The apprenticeship program I con- 
tribute to assures that there will be 
trained people in our industry in 
the future. I'm satisfied with my 
union carpenters . . . oh, you could 
probably find a non-union person 
somewhere that might be better than 
any person that I have employed 
right now . . . but I haven't found 

B. J. Cummings, Owner 

B. J. CUMMINGS CO., Portland 

Three of the brochures distributed throughout the Oregon construction industry by the Oregon State District Council. 

APRIL, 1983 

A questionnaire , backed up by a map of Oregon showing 
the council's 14 districts, was distributed with a 
postage-paid return envelope to contractors. 
Companies were encouraged to take 
advantage of the contract 
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April Hearing on Asbestos Hazards at Portsmouth K.H., Naval Shipyard 

Shipyard workers are faced with ex- 
tremely hazardous work. One of the most 
serious health problems is asbestos ex- 
posure during ship repair. Asbestos was 
used widely in insulation in ship-building 
during World War II. Exposures are 
common when ships are brought in for 
repair. Asbestos exposure can cause lung 
cancer, a lung disease called asbestosis, 
and mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the 
chest cavity lining or abdomen that occurs 
only in asbestos workers. It has been 
estimated that up to 26% of workers 
exposed to asbestos at the OSHA limit 
will die of lung cancer resulting from 
that exposure. The disease, though, may 
not show up for 20 to 30 years after 

Rich Heon, chief steward and Steve 
Perry, steward of Local 3073 at the 
Portsmouth Navy Yard in Portsmouth, 
NH, along with other representatives of 
the Portsmouth Metal Trades Council, 
have sent numerous complaints and let- 
ters to OSHA about health and safety 
hazards at their shipyard. They point out 

that OSHA uses an exposure to 0.1 
fiber/cc of asbestos to trigger a require- 
ment for providing medical exams to 
exposed workers. Nevertheless, the Navy 
refuses to provide medical exams unless 
a worker is exposed to over 0.5 fibers/cc 
of asbestos. The Navy consistently denies 
that OSHA standards apply to the ship- 
yard. The Navy has also denied em- 
ployees access to air monitoring records 
as required by the OSHA standards. At 
issue is whether federal workers should 
be guaranteed the same minimal pro- 
tections as workers in the private sector 
and whether OSHA is willing to press 
this issue with the Navy. 

Letters and telegrams went out to 
Congress recently. Contacts were made 
with the media and the international 
unions became involved (the Carpenters, 
the United Association, and the Ma- 
chinists). Pressure was put on the Navy to 
comply with OSHA requirements and on 
OSHA to enforce their standards. The 
unions gave technical support to the 

employees, advice on legal and safety 
and health matters. 

This resulted in a meeting March 17 
between OSHA and the Navy to resolve 
these issues. Unfortunately the Navy re- 
fused to change its position. Members of 
Congress decided to investigate the 
matter and set up a hearing of the House 
Government Operations Subcommittee 
on Manpower and Housing. The Sub- 
committee is chaired by Congressman 
Barney Frank (D-Mass) and includes 
Congressman John McKernan, Jr. (R- 
Maine). The hearing will be Monday, 
April 18, 10:00 am in Kittery, Maine, 
across from the shipyard. Congressman 
Norman D'Amour (D-NH), Congress- 
man David Obey (D-Wisc), Senator 
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), and Senator 
George Mitchell (D-Maine) have also 
been active on this issue. 

Meanwhile OSHA has begun their 
own inspection of the shipyard to investi- 
gate the complaints that have been filed. 
More details will be given in a future 
issue of The Carpenter. 




A Noted Historian and Government Servant Under JFK 
Compares FDR's Administration and the Reagan Administration 

Normally, it takes years for his- 
torians to gather material, ponder it 
and put history into perspective. 

But Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., chroni- 
cler of the New Deal era, already has 
seen enough of the Reagan counter- 

Schlesinger spoke his mind at a 
dinner in the nation's capital for 
veterans of the Roosevelt Administra- 
tion. The event celebrated the 50th 
anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 
first inaugural, one of a series held 
around the nation. 

There did, indeed, seem to be giants 
in those days, Schlesinger said as he 
called the roll of talented people drawn 
to the New Deal. He said "history 
must measure these men and women 
by what they did" and recited the 
monuments to their work: 

"Before FDR there was no Social 
Security for the old, no unemploy- 
ment compensation for the jobless, no 
food stamps for the poor, no federal 
lunches for school children, no federal 
regulation of the stock market, no 
federal guarantee of bank deposits, no 
federal protection for collective bar- 
gaining, no federal standards for mini- 
mum wages and maximum hours, no 
federal support for farm prices or rural 
electrification, no federal commitment 
to high employment or to equal 


"Before FDR, in .short, the national 
government accepted no responsibility 
for Americans who found themselves, 
through no fault of their own. in 
economic or social distress." 

The Great Depression confronted 
American democracy with a deadly 

challenge, Schlesinger said. When FDR 
took office in 1933, a quarter of the 
labor force was jobless. Mobs gathered 
in the cities. The countryside talked of 
revolution. "We are at the end of our 
rope," said Herbert Hoover on his last 
day in the White House. 

FDR promised action and act he 
did, Schlesinger said. New Deal pro- 
grams built schools and roads and 
dams, developed the Tennessee Valley 
and other poor regions and created 
jobs and opportunities for millions of 

In listening to FDR's inaugural 
speech again, Schlesinger said, certain 
words leapt out which had special 
relevance to today's problems. Business 
control of government had failed the 
nation; the "unscrupulous money- 
changers stand indicted" by public 
opinion and have fled the temple, FDR 

The American people must regain 
control of their own destiny and 
restore ancient truths. Government 
must "apply social values more noble 
than mere monetary profit," FDR said. 


Schlesinger said FDR had "posed 
an ethic of decency against the ethic 
of greed." FDR knew this was an age- 
old struggle fought by Andrew Jackson 
and Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow 
Wilson — the struggle to decide whether 
those of wealth and privilege also 
should hold political power and use it 
to increase that wealth and privilege. 

The ethic of self-seeking. Schlesinger 
said, is dressed up today in pretentious 
political or economic theory, "but the 
core is greed, however hard the greedy 
work to disguise it." 

"Greed is the animating principle of 
the Reagan Administration," Schle- 
singer declared, "untiring greed, 
anointed greed, ill-concealed by lofty 
words about self-reliance or voluntary 
charity or monetarism or supply-side 
economics or the new federalism or 
states rights." 


Schlesinger said the scandal in the 
Environmental Protection Agency is 
only the tip of the iceberg. The 
determination of the Interior Dept. 
"to turn the public domain over to 
private greed" will bring back over- 
grazing and the looting of natural 
resources, he warned, adding: 

"Greed controls tax policy; it con- 
trols labor policy; it controls anti-trust 
policy; it has delivered the regulatory 
agencies to the corporations they were 
set up to regulate. Greedy men and, 
alas, women too have settled in public 
ofiice like a plague of locusts, convert- 
ing public responsibility into corporate 

Before the Reagan Administration 
leaves town, he predicted, its record 
will make the Teapot Dome and 
Dixon-Yates scandals look like Sunday 
school picnics. 

"This is not what .America is about 
— government of the rich, by the 
rich, for the rich," Schlesinger con- 
cluded. "America is about opportunity, 
about justice, about decency, about 
life, liberty and the pursuit of happi- 
ness for all." 

Schlesinger recalled that FDR said 
"the test of progress is not whether 
we add more to the abundance of those 
who have much; it is whether we pro- 
vide enough for those who have too 

APRIL, 1983 

The Day FDR 
Shut the Banks 

'Even if you had a $20 bill, you couldn't 
buy anything, because nobody had change' 

Barely 50 years ago, FDR gave the most jolting 
executive order ever issued by any American 
President, before or since. On March 5, 1933, just one 
day after his inauguration as President of the United 
States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered every 
bank in the nation closed. 

The Wall Street crash of '29 had been the opening 
act of the several year tragedy that was to be known 
as The Depression. Over 5,000 banks had closed in 
the few years following; many depositors had lost all 
their money when their bank went under. People had 
lost all confidence in the system. They queued in lines 
that went on for blocks to get their money out before 
their bank went under, often precipitating the very 
bank shut-down they feared. 

As explained by Jerome Brondfield, a New York 
writer, in a recent article in Newsday, millions of 
workers had only the cash in their pockets or a 
couple rainy day bills stashed in the cookie jar. 
Confusion and chaos reigned in the upside-down, 

• Even if you had a $20 bill, you couldn't buy a 
newspaper or make a phone call because no one 
would, or could, change the bill 

• Small firms that paid workers in cash couldn't get 
any cash from the banks, so the workers went 
without pay 

• Conversation was not, "Hi, Joe. How are you?" 
but "Hi, Joe. You working?" 

• The Automat became an unaccustomed stopping 
point for the rich in an effort to get change for a 
$10 bill 

• Penn Station was flooded with people wanting to 
buy a 250 ticket to White Plains or Newark with 

a $50 bill, with no intention of every using the 

• Hotel clerks sent messengers speeding to local 
churches to exchange bills for coins given at 
collection, giving the church a small bonus for 
the exchange. 

• New York taxi dancers accepted lOU's instead 
of dimes 

• Many cities that had no money to pay employees 
began to issue scrip, redeemable for the real 
thing when it became available. 

One week after the banks were shut, FDR's 
emergency legislation was unveiled. It established 
new regulations that loosened credit and insured 
deposits, and saved billions of dollars that would have 
been lost on top of the billions of dollars that had 
already been lost. The first step toward recovery had 
been made. And an incredible sense of cooperation 
was to pull Americans through this bottoming-out of 
American economy and spirit. 

As Brondfield writes: " [The Depression] brought 
out great understanding, cooperation and inventive- 
ness by the populace. Never had Americans been 
called upon to cope like this — and they were up to it. 

"Yes, there was misery, heartache, a dash of black 
humor and an overlay of diminished hope for much of 
America — but at the same time there was a gutty 
resolve to fight and take on the odds. And there are 
millions of Americans who still remember and 
maintain a special inner pride in having been part of it. 
To many it was their finest hour." 



Energy Sector 

Still a Vital 

Source of Jobs 

Decline in tlie 1980's 

Will Lead to Construction 

Boom in the 1990's 

The energy sector, which has been 
an important source of employment in 
the past, will continue to provide hun- 
dreds of thousands of jobs every year 
for craft workers. In spite of the reces- 
sion, and some recent plant cancella- 
tions, the energy sector will provide an 
average of 33,533 jobs each year for 
carpenters and millwrights, between 
now and the end of the century. 

According to a study sponsored by 
the Departments of Labor and Energy, 
531,000 construction jobs will be 
created every year in energy produc- 
tion, processing and plant construction. 
In addition, 87,000 more jobs will be 
created to operate and maintain these 
new facilities, and 320,000 more in 
other segments of the economy to sup- 
port these energy activities. 

The report, prepared by Construc- 
tion Analysis Services, examined the 
entire field of energy, including power- 
plant construction, mining, drilling, 
processing and the construction of 
pipelines and slurries. Out of this 
energy field, 10% of all employment, 
it said, will be on powerplants. Al- 
though recent cancellations have forced 
energy planners to scale down their 
projections somewhat, by 1998, car- 
penters and millwrights will be gain- 
ing 47,320 new jobs yearly. 

The report stresses that the recent 
decision to cancel several coal and 

United Brotherhood members and other Building Tradesmen at work on the 
foundation for a reactor unit at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant. 

nuclear facilities will have a serious im- 
pact on the industry, and will actually 
cause the demand for some trades to 
decline temporarily in the middle part 

of the 1980s, before recovering, and 
returning to steady growth through the 
These statistics clearly show how the 

As the chart below indicates, new construction of power plants in the United States 
is expected to decline until almost the end of this decade, when there will be a sharp 
surge upward to meet expanded needs of industry and a growing population. 


1982-2000 (All Trades Combined) 








(Work-years) 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 
'University of Tennessee Construction Analysis Services. Nov. t982 

APRIL, 1983 


energy decisions being made today will 
have repercussions on the economy 
and the job market for years to come. 
The total loss in funds for 8 cancelled 
TVA powerplants and 2 WPPSS units 
halted in Washington State will be in 
the range of $15 to $20 billion. In 
addition, these unfortunate decisions 
raise serious doubts whether the re- 
maining new plants under construction 
will be enough to replace this country's 
aging facilities, let alone provide the 
added electrical output needed when 
the economy begins to grow again. 

Nevertheless, the long-term employ- 
ment outlook for craft workers in the 
energy sector remains good, especially 
in key geographic areas. Not all areas 
of the country will experience steady 
growth, but the Southwest region 
(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, 
Oklahoma and Texas) will experience 
one of the largest gains in on-site jobs. 
A total of 6,188 new craft jobs are 
expected there each year, and all occu- 
pations, except painters, will be in 
demand. Significant off-site employ- 
ment is expected also, totalling about 
28,667 new jobs per year. 

In the Great Lakes region (Illinois, 
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio 
and Wisconsin) the second highest an- 
nual increase is expected for on-site 
employment. Both manual and non- 
manual jobs will be on the rise. And of 
all the regions, this one will have the 
largest annual average increase in new 
employment — a total of 72,917 jobs 
between 1982 and 2000. 

Only a modest degree of energy de- 
velopment is expected in the Great 
Plains region (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, 
and Nebraska). Several manual occu- 
pations will actually experience a de- 

Governor's Commendation 

Brotherhood members employed by 
Research-Cottrell's Hamon Cooling 
Tower Division on Tower No. 17 at 
the Northern Indiana Public Service 
Company Plant at Wheatfield, Ind., 
recently received high praise for their 
workmanship from Robert D. Orr, 
governor of Indiana. 

In a letter to the superintendent of 
the Schaefler Cooling Tower Project 
at Wheatfield, Governor Orr com- 
mended "the high degree of coopera- 
tion between labor and management" 
and the project's outstanding safety 

Members of Carpenters Local 1005, 
Merrillville, Ind., and Millwrights 
Local 1043, Gary, Ind., were em- 
ployed on the project. 

cline including truck drivers, pipe- 
fitters and ironworkers. However this 
region should see some increase in 
activity beginning about 1990. 

In the Rocky Mountain area of the 
country (Colorado, Montana, North 
Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and 
Wyoming) much new development of 
energy facilities is expected between 
1982 and 2000. Manual occupations 
are forecasted to experience and an- 
nual average increase of 6,765, while 
non-manual jobs will climb by 5,826 
per year. Almost all manual jobs will 
experience some growth. Off-site em- 
ployment will also be significant. 

The Pacific West (Arizona, Cali- 
fornia, Hawaii, and Nevada) and the 
Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Ore- 
gon and Washington) will see a more 
moderate increase in new jobs. New 
construction jobs in the Pacific West 
will be about 2,699 per year and in the 
Pacific Northwest, about 699 per year. 
Off-site jobs in the Pacific Northwest 

will be especially low, the lowest in 
fact, among all ten regions. 

But New England (Connecticut, 
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamp- 
shire, Rhode Island and Vermont) 
probably has the worst outlook of all. 
Both manual and non-manual jobs will 
be slow in developing there. No job 
creation, and in several cases, job de- 
creases, are expected for many occupa- 
tions for the next two decades. 

The outlook for the New York and 
New Jersey area is a little better, with 
an increase in manual and non-manual 
jobs of about 1,378 expected there. An 
additional 12,510 off-site jobs are ex- 
pected each year. 

Two regions remain: the Middle 
Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, Wash- 
ington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia 
and West Virginia) and the Southeast 
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missis- 
sippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Kentucky and Tennessee). Both have 
good potential and will see significant 
increases in both on-site and off-site 
jobs. The Middle Atlantic region will 
probably see the largest annual average 
increase of on-site jobs, both manual 
(13,673) and non-manual (11,348). All 
craft categories will be on the rise. In 
addition, the off-site jobs in the Middle 
Atlantic will be the second highest in 
the nation, totalling 66,921. 

There can be no doubt that the re- 
cession has caused a serious setback 
for all construction workers. But when 
it is over, all indications are that this 
country will again look to the energy 
sector for the new jobs it needs. Craft 
workers, including carpenters and mill- 
wrights, can expect to get the lion's 
share (51%) of all these new energy 
related jobs. 

The construction of Nine Mite Point Unit No. 2 reactor 
containment at Niagara Mohawk in the State of New York. 

Erection of the Unit A — reactor building and containment 
liner ring at TVA's Hartsville, Tenn., Nuclear Power Plant. 



The opening pages of a five-page article in the April Reader's Digest describing how 
Ray and Thelma Perkins came to be the foster parents of Alice and how the UBC 
extended its support. 

April Reader s Digest 
Features Story Of Alice 
Perkins And UBC 

All the concerned CARPENTER 
readers that have diligently followed 
little Alice Perkins' story will want to 
obtain a copy of the April Reader's 
Digest. In this issue, "Born Without A 
Face" is a detailed account of little 
Alice and how she came to be a part of 
the Perkins family. To recognize the 
part the United Brotherhood has 
played in the Alice story, Reader's 
Digest is presenting General President 
Patrick Campbell with a commemora- 
tive issue of the April Digest. 

Alice underwent surgery early in 
March, and continues to progress in 
her development. She currently attends 
Everett Special Education School in 

Maryville, and has a vocabulary of 
about 250 words. She is beginning to 
form phrases. 

Recent contributions to Carpenters 
Helping Hands, Inc., include a con- 
tribution from English Christian 
Church in Carrollton, Ky., and $102.00 
from Rostraver Junior High School 
in Belle Vernon, Pa., from money 
raised by students selling candy hearts 
for Valentine's Day. Many UBC mem- 
bers and local unions continue to send 
donations, which are tax deductible. 

Contributions can be sent to Car- 
penters Helping Hands, Inc., 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20001. 

Jobs, Top Priority 

Continued from Page 2 

time gainful employment." Unemploy- 
ment rates are still high in 44 states. 

Most of the new jobs will be in 
construction projects, with more than 
$2 billion earmarked for such public 
works as sewer construction, flood 
control, repair of federal buildings, 
Amtrak and mass transit improve- 
ments, and home insulation for poor 

However, up to $500 million of the 
$1 billion to be funneled through the 
Community Development Block Grant 
program may be used for "public serv- 
ice activities," including direct public 
employment in services like day care. 

Nearly $400 million will go for 
humanitarian relief, including emer- 
gency shelter, the distribution of sur- 
plus food, and emergency health care 
for the jobless. 

In addition, there is money for hir- 
ing workers for part-time jobs, for 
maternal and child care services, for 
the Job Corps, for conservation, and 
for training displaced workers. 

It includes $125 million for unem- 
ployment benefits to laid-off workers 
not covered by regular state unemploy- 
ment insurance. 

3,000 Jobless Rally 

Continued from Page 3 

posals for further social program cutbacks 
in Fiscal 1984. 

Rep. John Conyers, Jr., (D-Mich.'), the 
only member of Congress to address the 
rally, declared, "You got here just in 
time. There are a number of people in 
the government who are trying desperately 
to ignore you. You're the only people 
who can keep us honest." 

Ron Krietmeyer of the US Catholic 
Conference told the crowd that "Job- 
lessness is something we simply cannot 
afford. The question is not whether we 
can afford a jobs bill. The question is 
whether we can continue to let unem- 
ployment rip apart the fabric of American 

Declared Kenyon Burke of the Na- 
tional Council of Churches. "Unemploy- 
ment is not acceptable in America." 


Local Union, Donors 

8. M M. Harold E. Hood. 
24, Jcttrey T. Esposito. 
65, Edward F. Szyrwiel. 
73, Jotin O. Mclcliior. 
124, Ed J. Busclimann, Sr. 
329, Mark Walther. 
448, Everett E. Johnson. 
504, Harry Colien. 
558, Stanley E. Holmes. 
558, Stanley E, Holmes. 
839, Tom Birong. 
925, Silvy A. Foletta. 
925, Silvy A. Foletta. 
955, Richard Gosz. 
1394, Albert P. Davis. 
1412, Jan Thompson. 

Local Union, Donors 

1477, F.dison Stevens. 

1489, Elc;tnor & Joseph L. Romero. 

1507, Memory of William S. Griggs. 

1507, Vcrn Foster. 

1595, Howard E. Baldwin. 

1665. James P. Hicks. 

1665, James P. Hicks. 

1922, Gerald Phillips. 

2250, Albert Aschetlino. 

2433. Local. 

Additional I^onors: Midwestern Industrial Coun- 
cil. Peter & Gladys Huss, Peter & Rosemary 
Jaeger. Diosdado Rodriguez, Claire Warten- 
bcrg. Virginia E. McKibhin. Rostraver Jr. 
High Scliool Student Council. Anthony 
Pisciiclli, Lloyd Zeiler. English Christian 
Church, Charles J. Booth. 

Continued from Page 8 

up the weakness in the remedy pro- 
visions of our federal labor laws, and 
the urgent need for a Labor Law 
Reform Bill by the Congress. 

"Two. the case demonstrates the 
sense of resolution by the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and its 
members who arc in the diving pro- 
fession to resist the effort of even the 
largest offshore companies to under- 
mine our basic trade union rights." 

APRIL, 1983 




Political action committees (PACs) spent at 
unprecedented levels during the 1982 congressional 
campaign, with construction management PACs 
leading the trend. Despite the depressed state of 
the construction industry, construction PACs 
doubled and sometimes tripled their contributions 
to congressional candidates. 

Existing construction PACs spent record amounts 
while new groups joined the political fray. The 
Associated of General Contractors (AGC), for 
example, doubled its contributions to congressional 
campaigns, bring the total to an imposing $650,000. 
The AGC contributed predominately to conservative, 
pro-business candidates. Senators Orrin Hatch 
(R-Utah) and Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.), leaders of 
the right wing in Congress, were popular recipients 
of aid from construction PACs, receiving contribu- 
tions from 14 and 13 of the 18 PACs surveyed, 

Hatch, chairman of the Senate Labor and Human 
Resources Committee, has compiled a dismal 10% 
COPE voting record during his tenure in office and 
has opposed such fundamental issues of workers' 
rights as the 8-hour day and the Davis-Bacon 
prevailing wage provisions. Wallop likewise has a 
10% COPE voting record and has openly opposed 
building trades' interests in many instances. 

Another contractor group, the Associated Builders 
and Contractors (ABC), nearly tripled its contribu- 
tions to congressional elections in 1982 over its 
1980 effort. Bringing its total outlays to more than 
$1 10,000, the ABC is playing an ever stronger role 
in politics. As an example of its expanding role, the 
ABC coordinated an expensive Washington fund- 
raiser for Hatch, bringing in contractors from 
around the nation. 

The increase in construction PAC expenditures 
is an extreme example of the larger trend toward 
growing influence of PACs. Expenditures during the 
1982 campaign cycle increased nearly 50% over 
their 1980 total. Political action committees con- 
tributed more than one-fourth of all campaign funds 
during the 1982 campaign — a total of $183 million. 


Spending on new construction jumped 8.9% 
in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 
$225.5 billion, the Commerce Department reported. 

The largest one-month rise in construction 
spending since March 1946 was attributed by a 
department economist to unseasonably mild 
weather in January and to continuing declines in 
mortgage and commerical lending rates. 

The sharp increase followed a slight 0.5% 
spending decline in December. The department 
earlier estimated December's performance as a 
1.4% gain. 

The January level of spending on all types of 
construction was 13.5% above the very depressed 
January 1982 level. But, measured in 1977 dollars 
to adjust for inflation, the level was up only 8.5% 
from a year earlier. 

The department's report said private construc- 
tion spending rose 7.1 % in January to an adjusted 
$200.2 billion annual rate after rising 1.7% in 

Private residential construction increased 8.5% 
to an adjusted $90.4 billion annual rate after rising 
5.6% in December. 

Public construction spending jumped almost 
16% to an adjusted $55.3 billion annual rate after 
falling 8.3% in December. 


The forest products industry is actively opposing 
enactment of a proposed Wilderness bill in both 
Oregon and California because of the serious 
impact it would have on "the already depressed 
economy" of both states. 

John F. Hall, vice president- resources of the 
National Forest Products Association, testified 
before the House Interior Committee's Subcom- 
mittee on Public Lands and National Parks. The 
Oregon bill, H.R. 1149, would add an additional 
1.1 million acres of National Forest lands to the 
National Wilderness Preservation System. Oregon 
already has 1.2 million acres of National Forest 
lands in the Wilderness system. The bill, if passed, 
would cost the state an estimated 5,680 jobs and 
deprive the federal Treasury, counties and local 
communities of $380 million in revenue in one year. 

The California Wilderness Act of 1983, H.R. 
1437, introduced by Congressperson Phil Burton, 
would cost an estimated 1,300 jobs in the wood 
products industry as a result of lost timber produc- 
tion capacity. 

The bill would designate an additional 2.4 million 
acres of wilderness on national forests in California; 
about 200,000 acres more than in a bill that passed 
the House in the last session of Congress. 



Union Guidelines Drav/n to Avoid 
Violations by Political Action Funds 

New political contribution guide- 
lines have been adopted by the Execu- 
tive Council to assure that the AFL- 
CIO does not find itself in violation of 
the Federal Election Campaign Act 
because of actions by state and local 
central bodies, its departments, or by 
directly affiliated local' unions. 

The council directive does not aflfect 
the autonomous national and inter- 
national unions affiliated with the 

The new rules bar the AFL-CIO 
and departmental state and local 
councils and the directly affiliated 
locals from operating their own polit- 
ical action committees to pass on 
voluntary contributions from union 
members to labor-endorsed candidates 
for federal office. 

Voluntary funds raised through sub- 
ordinate AFL-CIO bodies will be 
dispersed to candidates through na- 
tional cope's Political Contributions 
Committee, the council said. 

Under federal election law, contri- 
butions made by political action com- 
mittees of AFL-CIO bodies are 
counted toward COPE's legal limit of 
a $5,000 contribution to any candidate 
in a primary or general election. 

To avoid inadvertent violations, and 
the extra cost of registering separate 
political committees and filing required 
financial reports, the council voted to 
make all AFL-CIO political donations 
for federal elections at the national 
level. Existing political action com- 
mittees governed by this policy were 
directed to terminate their registration 
with the FEC and transfer voluntary 
funds to COPE'S Political Contribu- 
tions Committee or to the political 
committee of their department. 

The council stressed the importance 
of state and local bodies and directly 
affiliated locals in raising funds to sup- 

port candidates who share labor's 
goals. It termed continuation of such 
efforts "essential." 

National COPE will prepare de- 
tailed guidelines to help in the transi- 
tion and to assure "an active and 
visible role" for the state and local 
organizations and the directly affiliated 
locals in "contributions and expendi- 
tures on behalf of federal candidates." 

Federal law does not restrict con- 
tributions to state and local elections. 
The council noted, however, that in 
some states a union must maintain a 
political committee in order to make 
contributions to the election campaigns 
of state and local candidates. 

In those states, the council urged, 
directly affiliated locals and central 
bodies "should continue to play an 
active role in state and local elections 
by taking the steps necessary to com- 
ply with those laws." 

AFL-CIO Council Calls 
Magic Chef Boycott 

The AFL-CIO placed Magic Chef, Inc., 
a kitchen range manufacturer, on labor's 
boycott list for its attempts to break a 
900-member unit of the Molders and 
Allied Workers at its plant in Cleveland, 

The union went on strike by an 
overwhelming vote when its contract 
expired Jan. 23, 1983, refusing manage- 
ment demands for concessions that would 
have discriminated against Tennessee 
workers in comparison with union con- 
tracts at other company operations in 
California, Illinois and Ohio, which pro- 
duce under other brand names. 

The council said Magic Chef hired 
strikebreakers, and the union workers 
have been harassed by an "excessive 
police presence" at their picket line. 

'Building America' 
Exhibit In California 

Dates have been confirmed for the 
"Building America" exhibit's grand 
tour of California. The United Broth- 
erhood's historical photographic ex- 
hibit will be shown at nine California 
shopping malls, from April through 
August. Dates and locations are as 

April 5-April 20 
Anaheim Plaza 

April 2I-May 5 
The Plaza Pasadena 

May 12-May 25 
Solano Mall 

May 26-June 3 
Santa Rosa Plaza 
Santa Rosa 

June 13-26 
Vintage Faire Mall 

June 28-July 10 
Long Beach Plaza 
Long Beach 

July 12-JuIy 20 
Puente Hills Mall 
City of Industry 

July 22-.August 5 
The Oaks 
Thousand Oaks 

August 8-August 22 
Parkway Plaza 
El Cajon 

MTD Acquaints Congress With Shipbuilding Views 

The AFL-CIO's Metal Trades Department petition to 
the Congress on behalf of American shipyard workers 
has been presented to the U S House and Senate with 
more than 2,500 signatures gathered by local Metal 
Trades Councils. The documents were forwarded to the 
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee and 
the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Com- 

In addition, as the MTD kicks off its legislative pro- 
gram for 1983, copies of "Focus on National Merchant 
Shipbuilding Policy," the publication outlining the delib- 
erations of the MTD second biennial National Shipbuild- 

ing Conference, have been delivered to every U S 
congressman and senator, to acquaint them with the state 
of the American private shipyard industry and our views 
on necessary corrective measures. 

"With the Reagan Administration doing its utmost to 
rip apart maritime ship construction policy, the Metal 
Trades Department is going to do its utmost to see that 
the Congress understands the issues at stake, and the 
proper measures necessary for a strong merchant marine 
pKiiicy," MTD President Paul J. Burnsky said. "America 
just can't afford the Reagan 'build foreign' policy and 
the export of jobs and capital it entails." 

APRIL, 1983 


Hal Morton Honored at Portland Retirement Dinner 

A testimonial dinner for retired General Executive 
Board Member Hal Morton of the Seventh Distirct was 
held at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Ore., recently. 

Nearly 250 union, management and government friends 
and members turned out to pay tribute to Morton for his 
years of service to the United Brotherhood and the labor 

Masters of Ceremonies were the new General Executive 
Board Member H. Paul Johnson and Western States 
Director of Organization Peter M. Hager. 

First General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen was a 
guest speaker. He praised the work of the honoree over 
the past nine years and discussed the Brotherhood's goals 
in the years ahead. General President Emeritus William 
Sidell was also a speaker. 

Many gifts were presented by guests from the six states 
in the Seventh Distirct. 

Hal Morton, left, receives a nautical clock, one of many gifts 
presented at the banquet marking his retirement as Seventh 
District General Executive Board Member. Pete Hager, 
director of organizing at the UBC's Portland office, presented 
the gift. Morton, 71, joined the Brotherhood 36 years ago after 
World War // navy service. He was business agent of 
Millwrights Local 1857 before joining the international 
staff in 1967. 

UBC Industrial Department to Hold Legislative, Bargaining Conference in May 

General President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell has announced that the UBC will 
participate in the AFL-CIO Industrial 
Union Department's 1983 legislative 
conference on May 4 and 5 in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

On May 3, the Brotherhood's own 
Industrial Department will convene a 
special one-day session at the General 
Office to discuss collective bargaining 
developments in the industrial sector. 

The theme of the lUD conference is 
"Rebuilding American Industry." Cov- 
ered will be various economic and 

legislative issues relating to the present 
economic crisis facing American work- 
ers — a national economic policy, plant 
closing legislation, a jobs bill, fairer 
trade laws, and a more equitable Fed- 
eral budget. Upwards of 600 delegates 
from affiliated AFL-CIO unions are 
expected to attend the event. This will 
mark the third time the UBC has 
participated in the lUD's annual 

UBC delegates at the May 3 con- 
ference will be addressed by the 
resident General Officers and will then 

move into a session on collective 
bargaining developments in our indus- 
trial sector. 

All UBC business representatives, 
local union officers, and others respon- 
sible for collective bargaining are 
invited to attend the conferences. 
Councils and local unions will be 
expected to finance delegates' travel 
and other expenses. 

For further information contact the 
Industrial Department at the General 
Office in Washington, D.C. 

The AFL-CIO Building and 
Construction Trades Department 
will hold its annual Legislative 
Conference April 18-20 in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Designed to bring 
building trades leaders from around 
the country to the capital for brief- 
ings and seminars on legislative 
issues, and to meet with congres- 

Building Trades 
This Month in 
Washington, D.C. 

sional staffs, Representatives and 
Senators, the conference is the 
largest and best known event of 
its type. 

The emblem shown at right is 
the identifying symbol for the con- 
ference and will be printed on all 
materials concerning the confer- 

UBC delegates will be actively 
participating in the work of the 
conference. We will bring you a 
complete report in a later issue. 

Solidarity Day III 

Solidarity Day III will be ob- 
served by members of the United 
Brotherhood and other AFL-CIO 
affiliated unions next Labor Day, 
with rallies and demonstrations in 
each of the 50 states, the AFL-CIO 
Executive Council has agreed. 

The council approved the pro- 
posal of Federation President Lane 
Kirkland to continue the observ- 
ance of Solidarity Day annually, 
marking it on Election Day in the 
even-numbered years and with 
appropriate events in the odd- 
numbered years. Plans for 1983 
include at least one event in each 
state on Labor Day. 

The first Solidarity Day, in 1981, 
brought a throng of more than 
400,000 workers and their sup- 
porters to Washington for the 
largest political protest ever held 
in the nation's capital. 





Complaints by public service unions in Canada 
that the federal government's 6-5 wage restraints 
for federal employees violate Canada's commit- 
ments to its organization were recently rejected by 
the International Labor Organization in Geneva. 
The restraint legislation prohibits unions from 
striking during the life of the restraint programs. 

Specifically, the ILO's Governing Body ruled that 
the Canadian legislation did not violate a number of 
articles in ILO conventions, as claimed by the 
unions, including one dealing with freedom of 

The Governing Body also did not see any offence 
against another ILO convention dealing with right 
to strike. 

Canada relied, in part, on an ILO principle that 
accepts temporary wage controls "as an exceptional 
measure and only to the entent that it is necessary, 
without exceeding a reasonable period." 

The ILO statement also says controls should be 
accompanied by "adequate safeguards to protect 
workers' living standards." 

Arguably, restraints that single out 500,000 
public employees cannot be considered a necessary 
measure because of serious economic problems 
when they are applied to only 5% of the work force. 

The Canadian Government has contended that 
because public employees on the whole have job 
security, they should not resist the restraints on 
their income at a time of high unemployment. 

But there is more than a chance that the 6-and-5 
program, rather than an economic move, was a 
political move to give the appearance that the Gov- 
ernment was doing something about the economy. 


Average wage increases dropped to a four-year 
low during the final three months of 1982, the 
federal labor department in Ottawa reports. 

The average pay hike from October to December 
was 7.3%, down from 12.8% in the first quarter 
of the year — a drop of 42%. The decline marked 
the fifth straight quarter that settlements have 

The trend reflects the weak economy and the 
effects of federal and provincial public-sector wage 
controls, a department spokesman said. 


At the Ontario Workmen's Compensation Board, 
back pain is sometimes referred to as "a biggie" in 
recognition of its status as the province's number 
one industrial physical problem. (Workers' back 
pain is a major problem in other provinces as well.) 

In 1981, back injuries, Ontario's number one 
industrial physical problem, cost Ontario industry 
$160-million in workmen's compensation payments, 
an estimate that doesn't include pension awards or 
permanent disability costs. Of 163,336 new lost- 
time claims last year, 26% were for back-related 
problems. Next, at 13%, were finger injuries. 

Doing something about preventing back pains 
and other industrial injuries is often not very diffi- 
cult if you know what you are doing, which is where 
the kinesiology department at the University of 
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont., would like to come in more 
often. It believes its graduates and co-op program 
students have the expertise to help industry, but its 
problem is to make industry more aware of it. 

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, a 
complex subject that involves work physiology, 
biomechanics, psychomotor behavior and sociology, 
but one that can lead to solutions for workplace 
problems that are simple and obvious, once they are 
pointed out. 

For instance: 

• The most common area of back pain is the lower 
spine, in and around the five vertebrae just above 
the tailbone, and the farther a worker has to reach 
and lean in the process of lifting a weight, the more 
likely he is to injure his back. In one plant, the 
problem was a worker having to reach across a skid 
while lifting. The solution was to put the skid on a 

• In another plant, workers using pliers for long 
periods developed wrist pains so severe that they 
could not squeeze the pliers. The solution was to 
give the pliers a handle so they could be held like a 
pistol, rather than straight out as is usual. 


A union hall that is also a show case for the 
arts, be it dance, books, sculpture, painting or 
theatre, is not a common occurance. Ontario 
unionists attending a Swedish embassy workshop 
on "cultural outreach" in Toronto think it may be 
time to change: that unions can make the lives of 
their members more pleasurable and meaningful 
through art. 

Goran Holmberg, director of the Swedish National 
Society of Art Promotion, explained at the work- 
shop that, in Sweden, the government subsidizes 
artists and also unions that want to hire artists. 

"The organizations recruit artists to carry out 
commissions related to the main tasks of the 
organizations themselves. It may be a labour union 
that commissions a so-called working-class play 
from a theater group or asks visual artists to create 
an art exhibition related to the union's field of 

APRIL, 1983 


LOML union nEuis 

Charter Presented in Ottawa 

An All-Pennsylvania Ceremony 

The United Brotherhood's Canadian Organizing Director, 
Thomas G. Harkness, recently presented a UBC charter to 
the officers of Local 1030, Ottawa, Ont. Shown in the picture 
from left, are Frank Manoni, UBC general organizer; 
Alessandro Biiccieri, Local 1030 vice president; Harkness; 
Germain Pickard, financial secretary; and Henri McDermott, 

Complete Labor Studies 

When the Pennsylvania Carpenters District Council of 
Western Pennsylvania recently dedicated its new headquarters 
in Pittsburgh, a host of state and local officials were on 
hand for the ceremonies. Sharing the ribbon cutting, for 
example, were, from left to right in the picture: Allegheny 
County Commissioner Tom Foerster, Pennsylvania Supreme 
Court Justice Stephen Zappala, District Council Executive 
Business Manager Robert P. Argentine, Pennsylvania 
Governor Richard Thornburgh, and UBC Second District 
Board Member George Walish. 

Weekend Seminar for Ontario Stevrards 

Business representatives of the Gulf 
Coast District Council of Florida 
recently attended the Building and 
Construction Trades Course given at the 
George Meany Center for Labor Studies 
in Silver Spring, Md. Participants are 
shown above, front row, from left: 
Marvin Robinson, council business rep.; 
Joseph Narkiewicz, Local 1275 business 
rep.; and Randall Carter, Local 2217 
business rep. 

Second row, from left: Elmer Tracy, 
Millwright Local 1000 business rep.; and 
Carmen Canella, Local 696 business rep. 

Back row: Robert Wagner, Local 2340 
business rep. 

Canadian Research Director Derrick Manson recently conducted a weekend seminar 
in Ottawa, Ont., drawing together construction and industrial shop stewards from 
various cities in the province. He is shown here, center, rear, with the other 

Nfld. Pension Check 

The first pension check to be issued by 
Local 579, St. John's, Nfld., was recently 
presented to retired member John 
Wallace Trickett, right, by Local 579 
President and Business Manager Cyril 
Troke. The pension check is drawn from 
the Newfoundland Carpenters Union 
Pension Trust Fund which began opera- 
tion on February 1, 1982. Trickett has 
been a member of Local 579 for 29 years. 




Bay-Counties View from Atop the Golden Gate 

During a recent visit to the West Coast, UBC General President Pat Campbell was 
taken to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, 892 feet above the 
water, for a spectacular view of the Bay area. Pointing out landmarks to him was 
Russ Pool, president of the Bay Counties District Council of Carpenters. As a 
memento of the visit. President Campbell was presented a goldplated rivet of the 
type used in the construction of the bridge. 

Miami Local Officers Confer on Turnaround 

Officers of Local 1509, Miami, Fla.. recently met with UBC leaders to discuss the 
local's participation in Operation Turnaround. Shown in the gathering arc: Front row, 
left to right, William Hohan, Jose Otero, Former Gen. Rep. Jack Sheppard, and 
District Council Rep. Ken Berghuis. 

Back row, left to right. Warden Harold Shoemaker. Conductor Ernest Haynick, 
Recording Secretary S. G. Wyatt. Trustee Guslave Scholt. President Thomas Puma, 
General E.xec. Bd. Member Harold Lewis, Trustee Mack Blanton. Intl. Rep. E. Jimmy 
Jones, Vice President Rudolf o Alfonso. Trustee Richard DeChane, Treasurer Robert 
Bedenbough and Financial Secretary David Biddle. 

Brown & Sharpe On AFL-CIO 'Don't Buy' List 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council en- 
dorsed a consumer boycott of Brown & 
Sharpe, a multinational tool manufac- 
turer, to support Machinists on strike for 
a new contract at two of the firm's Rhode 
Island plants. 

"The union-busting attitude of Brown 
& Sharpe has been displayed consistently 
since the original takeaway demands of 
1981 bargaining provoked the strike," the 
council said. Over the course of the 16- 

APRIL, 1983 

month strike, 800 lAM pickets were 
sprayed with pepper gas at the firm's 
North Kingstown plant and a machinist 
narrowly escaped injury when a shot fired 
into the picketline hit his belt buckle. 

Brown & Sharpe, which makes an 
array of cutting, measuring and machine 
tools and pimips. has subsidiaries in New 
Jersey, Texas, Ohio, Michigan and four 
European countries. 


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construction and industrial stewards participate 

Groton, Conn. 

Industrial Marine Local 1302 members 
participated in the Industrial Steward 
Training Program "Justice on the Job" 
January 18. Participants included: first 
row, seated, left to right, Arthur Beau- 
dreau, Ralph Pezzello, Gil Whitford, 
Herb Mattson, John McCall and Roger 
Dawley, business representive; back row, 
standing, left to right. Matt Lydick, Bob 
Baton, Mike Rourke, Pat Roark, John 
Algiere, Matt Kwasnewski, Joe Landry, 
Bob Disch, Dave Barone, Dave Joy, 
Charles Panciera, Doug Pierpont, Don 
Beeney, Stephen Flynn Task Force Rep., 

Saugerties, N. Y. 

Local 265 held its first shop stewards 
training session, last year. The course 
was presented by Representative Kevin 
Thompson. A ttending and completing the 
course were: standing, left to right, Busi- 
ness Representative Kenneth Rice, mem- 
bers Michael Abate, Trustee Arnold 
Parodi, and William McKeon. Seated, 
left to right, are members John Fisher 
Jr., John Caiazzo, President Neil Osborn. 
Kneeling, Guy Ziliani. 

In addition, a second session was 
completed on January 5, 1983. Members 
attending that session were Larry Larsen, 
Duane Johnson, Richard Franchini, 
Harold Setera, Axel Carlson, William 
Mulaney, Frank Zarzychi, Kurt Eifler 
and Carmine Fudge. Local President Neil 
Osborn and Business Agent Kenneth Rice 
attended also. This school was presented 
by International Representatives Kevin 
Thompson and Kenneth Huemmer. 

Oneonta, N. Y. 

On Wednesday, November 17, 1982, the 
second group of stewards from Local 
258 of the Hudson Valley District 
Council completed a two-night course of 
"Building Union" in Oneonta, N.Y. and 
received Certificates of Completion. 

In the picture, from left, row 1, Aaron 
Seward, Thomas Gebhard Jr., Lynwood 
Simonds, and John Wilkens; row 2, 
Lawrence Cowan, Charles Blauvelt Sr., 
Anthony Possemato, and Fredrick 
Bonker; row 3, Irvin Fritts, John Cutting, 
Carl Keauhn, Gordan McClelland, 
Constantine Toddeo, Arthur Richard, 
and Stephen Junick. Instructors were 
Reps Kenneth Huemmer and Kevin 

Oneonta, N.Y. 

Lansdowne, Pa. 

Members of Local 845 who are parti- 
cipating in the Brotherhood's steward 
training program are shown in the 
accompanying picture. 

The names of those in the photograph 
are as follows: Left to right, kneeling, 
M. Hall, C. Mociak, J. Crawford, W. 
Sydnor. First row, D. McCann, B. 
Walker, J. Gedeika, F. Smith (Pres.), 
E. Henninger (B.A.), B. Scott, E. 
Howarth, B. Scott. Second row, M. Rab- 
bitte, G. Kromko, V. Grosso, J. Irvine, 
E. Ryan, B. Rugh, L. Powell, J. Burke, 
P. Foley, J. Wells, J. Scott. Third row, 
R. Rode, F. Boyd, G. Pechim, W. John- 
son, P. Norton, J. West, P. Manley, F. 
Clark, B. Kohler, J. Langan, B. Gay nor. 



Court Rules Employer 
Group Subject 
To Disclosure Law 

A federal appellate court in Chicago, 
111., has ruled that an anti-union employ- 
ers group must disclose its labor rela- 
tions activities in a report to the US 
Labor Department. 

A 7th circuit U S Court of Appeals 
panel upheld by a 2-1 margin a lower 
court ruling ordering the Master Printers 
Association to report the names of its 
member-companies and disclose its finan- 
cial relationship with them as required by 
the Landrum-Griffin Act. 

It rejected MPA's contention that it 
should only have to report direct, 
"persuader" activities. The judges agreed 
with the Labor Dept. that under the law, 
MPA's direct, "persuader" contact with 
employees of some of its members trig- 
gered requirements to report on all other 
indirect labor relations activities as well. 

The employer association of 800 non- 
union printers offers advice on "union 
avoidance," including literature, seminars 
and related programs, the court pointed 

The Labor Department ordered the full 
disclosure following incidents in 1976 
when an executive of MPA gave anti- 
union speeches to employees at three 

Then-Labor Secretary Ray Marshall 
ordered MPA to report the names and 
disbursement records of all other MPA 
employers who had received labor rela- 
tions advice, regardless of whether they 
had received "persuader" services. MPA 
supplied the information about the three 
employers but refused to comply with the 
rest of the order. 

The appeals court adopted what it 
called "the e.xcellent opinion" of the U S 
District Judge Prentice H. Marshall. 

That district court opinion stressed that 
Congress gave the Labor Department 
broad authority to requiring reporting on 
management use of anti-union services 
because it "did not look favorably on the 
activity of outside consultants and be- 
lieved they frequently engaged in prac- 
tices of questionable legality." 

Receipts and disbursements for all 
clients who receive any labor relations 
advice from a consultant must be re- 
ported if the consultant engages in any 
persuader activity, the court said. It ruled 
that to he exempt from this provision of 
the law, "a consulting firm must confine 
itself solely to non-persuader activity." 

The court also rejected MPA's argu- 
ments that the full disclosure requirement 
interfered with free speech and would 
have a "chilling" effect on the associa- 
tion's activities. 

The record is "replete" it said, with 
evidence that Congress, when it framed 
the disclosure law, believed union busting 
middlemen were working with employers 
to keep workers from exercising their 

Temple, Texas, Turnaround Team 

At a recent special call meeting of Local 1971, Temple, Tex., the members voted to 
endorse and become involved in Operation Turnaround, the Brotherhood's campaign 
against the open shop. 

In the picture are members of the local imion executive board. They included: 
Seated, left to right, R. E. Green, Forest Lawson, Larry Greger. Standing, from left. 
Jack Smith, Charles Johnson, Larry Williams, Lonnie Glenn (president), Ocee 
Seewood, Arris Finto, John Wilson (business rep.j, Ron Angell (Sixth District Task 
Force Rep.) 

rights to organize. Their activities have 
included "spending large sums of money 
behind the scenes or through committees 
to distribute distorted information," set- 
ting up company unions, "and other 
practices that Congress felt were un- 
ethical if not illegal." 

Consultants have a demonstrated "track 
record of illicit conduct" and there is only 
a fine line between persuader and non- 
persuader activity, and Congress in- 
tended for the law to "keep an eye on" 
anyone engaged in persuasion, the court 

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Union' in the 
Middle West 

Freeburg, III. 

The East Central Illinois District Council 
presented the Steward Training Program 
"Building Union" to Local 480, Free- 
burg, an affiliate of the Tri-Counties 
District Council. Business Representative 
William Acree and James Rowden Sr., 
presented the program. 

Participants are shown in the three 
accompanying pictures: 

Picture No. 1, left to right, front row, 
Hershal Styers, Todd Pruett, Bob Acree, 
D.C. Business Representative, Clyde 
Pruett, Financial Secretary; back row, 
Jim McQuire, Business Representative, 
Murray Poston, Nick Strubhart, Kevin 
Schroeder, Charles Luitjohan, Fred 

Picture No. 2, left to right, front row, 
David Luebbers, Charles Banaszek, 
Warren Waeltz, Ronald Joshu; back row, 
Roy Schubert, Elmer Yung, Jack Wright, 
Jim Sutton, Hank Eversmann, Repre- 
sentative, Illinois State Council, Bill 
McMillidn, Ron Frieman. 

Picture No. 3, left to right, front row, 
Tony Mueller, Kenneth Brehm, Ronald 
Hasemann, Noel Cerney, president; mid- 
dle row, Lester Becherer, Jerry Nail; 
back row, Charles McMillian, James 
Carrick, Clarance Jung, Gerald 
Showalter, Alvin Koeller. 

Mflttoon, III. 

Last fall, the East Central Illinois District 
Council presented the new steward 
training program "Building Union", to 
Local 347, Matton, III., an affiliate of 
the district council. District Council 
Representatives William Acree and 
James Rowden presented this program. 
There are approximately 260 active 
construction members in this local, and 
23 of them attended the program. 

Picture No. 1, left to right, first row, 
Bennie Sowers, Donald Darling, Dale 
Doty; second row, Dwayne Helander, 
Frank Hemmen Jr., Mike Lane, Earl 
Grubb; third row, Edward Walters, John 
Verdeyen, Francis Robeck, William 

Picture No. 2, left to right, first row, 
Donald Stephens, Larry Butler, Business 
Representative, Local 347, Earl Twente; 
second row. Dale Peterson, Albert 
Saunders, Ernest Mullen, Jr., Robert 
Pgle, Carl Browning; third row, Gary 
Sowers, John McCain, Ralph Beals, 
Terry Miller. 



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// was almost a "full house" at meeting hall in Lewiston, Idaho, as journeymen 
assembled to learn the ways and means of erecting concrete grain elevators, using the 
slip-form system. 

Truck Terminal Becomes Training Center 

A 5,000-square-foot trucking terminal is the new site for Syracuse, N.Y., Local 12' s 
apprenticeship and journeyman retraining center. Neil Daley, business agent and 
chairman of the joint apprentice committee, is overseeing the remodeling. When 
completed, the building will be used to instruct the PETS program, and to retrain 
journeymen in new skills and methods. 

Left, above, Business Agent Daley about to enter Local 12's new 5,000-square- 
foot facility. Right, above, remodeling in process for the future apprenticeship and 
retraining school. 

Special journeyman training was intro- 
duced last month in the Lewiston, Idaho, 
area through the cooperative efforts of 
Vern Johnson & Sons Construction Co., 
the Spokane District Council of Car- 
penters, Carpenters Local 398 in Lewis- 
ton, and the Carpenters Training Trust. 
Wilbur Yates, business representative for 
the Spokane District Council, originated 
the idea; the Carpenters Training Office, 
in cooperation with Vern Johnson Jr. 
and Wally Sharpe, superintendent for the 
company, developed the final program. 

The purpose of the pre-job training is 
to prepare tradesmen who are available 
for employment to build a specific 
project, in this particular case a concrete 
grain elevator utilizing the slip-form sys- 
tem. The Training Trust provided slides 
produced by the UBC in their PETS 
program — 540 slides of a slip-form 
project built in Philadelphia which in- 
volved a hydraulic jacking system iden- 
tical to the system to be used on the 
elevator project in Lewiston. 

The first three-hour session of the six- 
hour class was attended by 52 carpenters 
and centered around the carpenters' work 
on the project, basically the construction 
of the special forms. A total of 96 in- 
dividuals attended the second evening of 
class and represented all trades involved 
in the project. Present were 48 carpenters, 
three cement finishers, one operating 
engineer, three ironworkers and 41 

Jim Henry, president of the Heede- 
Uddemann Company, the manufacturer 
of the jacking system, was present on the 
first night of class. He was able to add 
another dimension to the class and 
assisted instructor Wally Sharpe in ex- 
plaining the system. 

This pre-job training program pro- 
vided the potential workers with a com- 
plete overview of the project as well as 
safety precautions and particular prob- 
lems which each worker might encounter. 
It was felt by all concerned that the class 
was extremely beneficial. The instructor 
indicated that it was well worth the 
company's time and that the instruction 
would tend to make the job progress 
more smoothly and enhance production. 

It was generally agreed that if the 
tradesmen working on the project are 
aware of all aspects of the construction 
process prior to the start-up of the job, 
know their individual responsibilities 
ahead of time, and know the procedures 
and equipment, there will be less con- 
fusion, and the tradesmen will have 
greater potential for input into the 
project. The individual crafts were able 
to see how they each fit into the total 
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Las Vegas JATC Helps Establish 
Southern Nevada's Welding Standards 

Rapidly rising costs of liability suits 
brought on by construction catastrophes 
such as the Kansas City Hyatt House's 
walkway, falling elevators in Chicago, 
collapsed stadiums, and the like de- 
veloped a need for tighter construction 
regulations. This situation is further 
complicated, at times, by poorly trained 
or untrained craftsmen. This nationwide 
problem was brought to a head in Las 
Vegas, Nev., by the MGM fire in Novem- 
ber, 1980, in which over 80 people died. 

The architects called in to rebuild the 
MGM brought stringent standards, forc- 
ing the local contractors to upgrade the 
quality of workmanship. One part of the 
upgraded standards included the welding 
of metal stud walls. 

At that time no uniform qualification 
procedures for carpenter welders existed. 
The Las Vegas Carpenter's JATC was 
contacted to help organize a training pro- 
gram. After conferences with Ned 
Leavitt, business representative for lathing 
and dry wall; George Roper, apprentice 
and training coordinator; and Elmer 
Laub, general business agent for Car- 
penter's Local 1780, Chuck Cole of Mill- 
wrights Local 1780, a 23-year member 
and a certified welding instructor, was 
given the assignment of drafting a weld- 
ing qualification procedure for the lath- 
ing and drywall trades. 

After talks with local contractors, a 
set of guidelines was established. The 
three guidelines were as follows: First, it 
was felt by Cole that 40 hours of instruc- 
tion was sufficient to train craftsmen with 
some form of welding background. How- 
ever, more than 40 hours would have 
become prohibitively expensive to the 
training committee. Secondly, the design 
of a practical welding test was needed to 
document the welder's ability to make 
sound welds consistently. Finally, a sys- 
tem of documentation was needed to 
identify the welder and his qualification 
test and to make those records available 
for audit by regulatory agencies. 

A first draft of this qualification pro- 
gram was written, taken into conference 
and revised. Two apprentices and two 
journeymen were called in to prove the 
effectiveness of the procedure. It was 
found that the 40-hour training period 
was somewhat insufficient although all 
four participants passed the test with 
between 50-60 hours of training. At this 
point, the procedure was written as a 
final draft and submitted to the Lathers 
and Drywallers Contractors Association 
and the local and county building inspec- 
tion departments. 

Cole, as administrator of the program, 
felt that although he had extensive weld- 
ing background, an inspection qualifica- 
tion was needed. After training with the 
American Welding Society (AWS). he 
successfully passed the national Certified 
Welding Inspector (CWI) examination. 

Chuck E. Cole, right, reviewing the weld- 
ing procedure for MGM with George 
Roper, J A TC coordinator. 

Bill Orsley, left, trying a specimen in a 
AWS-approved design bend fixture, 
with Chuck E. Cole watching. 
— Photographs are by Marylou Kempf 

Within the past year, a meeting with 
Al Benedetti, business representative for 
Millwrights Local 1827 and Laub brought 
about a decision to implement a welding 
qualification procedure in accordance 
with AWS D.I-1 structural welding code. 
This was done in response to many 
dispatch calls from both Local 1780 and 
Local 1827 for certified welders who are 
qualified to this code. 

AWS D.1-1 structural code is a nation- 
ally accepted advisory code that regulates 
critical welds in steel structures of all 
kinds from bridges and high rises to 
stadiums and all phases of steel construc- 
tion. Over the years, this code has been 
standardized quite extensively. The D.l-I 
code made writing a test procedure for 
the Las Vegas JATC much easier. How- 
ever, the documentation requirements 
were much more strict than the metal 
stud and lathing procedure. The CWI 
certificate was found to be a necessity. 
The procedure was written to be used in 
training programs within the JATC since 
by code definition, it is the individual 
contractor's responsibility to qualify his 
people to his own procedure. 


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Q. What are the differences between 
a consumer tool that is the Idnd the 
average do-it-yourselfer would buy and 
the professional type that a carpenter or 
an electrician would use day in and day 
out to make a living? 

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signed to be more powerful, to last longer 
and to perform better under stressful 
conditions than its consumer counterpart. 
The difference is strictly one of function 
and design. Both do the jobs they were 
designed to do extremely well. But, they 
are designed for totally different applica- 
tions. You might compare their differ- 
ences to those between a dump truck 
and a pickup truck. Both are made to haul 
things, but under totally different circum- 
stances and conditions. The dump truck 
is made to pick up a very heavy load, 
like dirt and gravel, haul it to the job 
site, dump it and return to pick up 
another load. Over and over again. Day 
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to haul relatively light loads. It is lighter, 
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comfortable — than the dump truck, and 
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oriented functions. Now it's pretty obvious 
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ized dump truck with its diesel engine, 
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cialized a machine, the more it's going to 
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They both accomplish the tasks for which 
they were designed. And the same is true 
for professional and consumer power 

Q. Okay, let's get back to tools. What's 
one of the differences between a tool used 

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drill. Its consumer-oriented counterpart is on the right. The professional drill is 
heftier and weighs AVs pounds compared to the consumer drill's weight of 2% poimds. 

The differences between the professional 
products and the consumer products 

around the house and, say, a drill that's 
somewhere out on a construction site? 

A. One of the specific differences 
between, say a consumer drill that runs 
about $15, and one designed for the 
professional who uses his tool on the 
job eight hours a day and that costs 
maybe $100, is the electrical cord. On the 
consumer tool, it's rare that the cord is 
more than six feet long. That's no major 
inconvenience because the homeowner 
doesn't consider it an imposition to hook 
up an extension cord. He almost expects 
to have to use one. But the professional 
grade tool has a cord that's usually a 
minimum of eight feet long, frequently 
ten. Why? Because anything less would 
not permit the user to work at ceiling 
height, for example, without an extension 
cord. Or, in the case of a circular saw, 
without the longer cord he wouldn't be 
able to zip down the full length of a 
plywood panel without getting the ex- 
tension cord plug hung up on the edge 
of the board. Simply put, we're saving 
the professional time. And to him, that's 

Q. That seems to make sense. Are 
there any other differences in cords? 

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fessional tool cords, we use either natural 
rubber, or very costly synthetic elastomer 
jackets which remain flexible in cold 
weather. The professional works in cold 
weather, but the consumer rarely works 
outside in extreme conditions. The con- 
sumer tool has a considerably less 
expensive cord jacket made of PVC 

material that can get stiff at lower 
temperatures. But that's okay, because 
he probably doesn't use it outside in the 
middle of the winter. 

Q. Any other difference between cords? 

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and the cord join, a bulky area which is 
called the "cord protector." That guards 
the cord against bending at a severe angle 
and possibly damaging the wires inside. 
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factured by the Industrial/Construction 
Division of Black & Decker. Made of 
rubber to assure flexibility when used in 
severe climatic conditions, the cord 
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standard overhead work. The cord on the . 
right is made of PVC for %" consumer 
power drill and measures six feet in 
length. However, both cords are resistant 
to solvents, oils and corrosives. 



is molded right onto the cord. But on the 
professional heavy-duty tool the cord 
slips through the cord protector. The cord 
and the protector are two separate units. 

Q. How come? 

A. Because the heavy-duty tool, during 
the course of the day, is probably going 
to be dragged over sharp, abrasive sur- 
faces. Or maybe the cord gets totally 
severed. Anyway, it has to be replaced 
eventually. If it had the cord protector 
molded on, that would cause problems. 
But on the professional tool, it is a 
separate unit. The old, damaged cord is 
simply disconnected inside the tool, pulled 
through the cord protector and discarded. 
Then a new piece of cable is inserted 
through the cord protector, connected 
to the contacts inside the tool, and the 
tool is ready to go to work again. 

Q. Why doesn't the consumer tool 
have that? 

A. Cost savings. The homeowner is 
generally very careful with his tools. It 
is not all that often that he has to re- 
place a cord. And when he does, he has 
a service center install an exact duplicate. 
So this is another way we can save him 
money on his purchase price. Simply put, 
it is much less expensive to mold the 
cord and the cord protector in one piece, 
than it is to manufacture and assemble 
two separate units. 

Q. I didn't realize all that much thought 
went into something so apparently simple 
as getting electricity from a wall plug 
into a tool. But, let's get on to other 
differences between professional tools and 
those designed for the average home- 
owner who puts up some shelving a 
couple of times a year? 

A. Okay, then let's talk about switches, 
and why it costs more to build them for 
the professional craftsmen's tool than it 
does for the do-it-yourselfer. The primary 
reasons are dust and switch usage. Let's 
take the dust issue first. On any job site 
you are going to find particles of one kind 
or another flying around like the residue 
from drilling into concrete or brick, or 
drywall, or just plain sawdust. Even the 
dirt that the wind picks up around the 
job site can cause harm. Each one of 
these is an abrasive that can ruin a 
switch. So naturally we have to protect 
the switch mechanism on heavy-duty 
tools. The consumer tool isn't likely to 
face the dust-abrasion issue because it is 
almost never used in a dirty environment. 
As far as a switch usage is concerned, 
the professional is constantly turning the 
tool on and off all day long, every day 
he works. That continuous use puts a 
tremendous amount of stress on the 
switch. By contrast, the do-il-yoursclfer 
seldom uses his switch on a continuous 
basis in any project he might undertake. 
Nor is it likely that any single one of his 
at-home projects will require him to use 
his power tool for several hundred man 

CORD VROTECTOftS—Hard work and 
almost continuous use on the job site 
require heavy-duty cord protectors on 
professional power tools. A t left, the 
professional cord is separate from its 
flexible cord protector: the protector is 
molded onto the cord in the consumer 
version. A damaged cord on the profes- 
sional model is simply disconnected 
inside the tool and pulled through the 
cord protector and quickly and easily 
replaced with a new one. 


USE DICTATES DESIGN— 5u(/c/!f.r on 

most professional power tools are costlier 
and more complex to build than switches 
in consumer power tools. The switch on 
the left is for a professional power tool, 
the one on the right for a consumer 
power tool. The difference is explained 
by one word: dust. On a job site there arc 
many kinds of dust ranging from sawdust 
to residue from concrete or brick drilling 
to drywall dust that can ruin switch 
nu'clianisms by abrasion. The profes- 
sional power tool switch luis to be buih 
to protect the mechanism from abrasive 

Q. I guess most people think (he motor 
is the heart of a tool. So what's the 
difference between a consumer motor and 
that in a hcavy-dut) tool? 

A. Well, the heavy-duty motor has to 
handle a much heavier work load, so it 
has to be designed to generate more 

power. And it has to be designed not 
only to withstand, but also to sustain 
overloading for long periods of time to 
avoid being burned up. These are a few 
of the design factors we have to consider. 

Q. Okay. So how do you consider 

A. When we sit down to design a 
heavy-duty tool, we take three factors 
into consideration before we even pick up 
a pencil. The first items of major im- 
portance are the ratio of power-to-weight 
and the actual physical dimensions of 
the motor. Remember, the professional 
has to carry this thing around all day, 
use it over his head, or out at arms' 
length. We have to make a tool easy for 
him to use. And here's consideration 
number two: when we ask a guy to pay 
$100, maybe $200, for a tool, he's asking 
us to give him one that's going to last 
long enough to justify his making that 
kind of investment. The third point is 
that the tool is going to face hard use. 
It's going to be overloaded, overheated, 
and overworked. We have to anticipate 
these conditions and build allowances for 
them into the tool's design. 

Q. All right, let's take those things in 
that order. Are you saying, then, that in 
that power-to-weight ratio you're looking 
for maximum power from a minimum 

A. Exactly. The professional uses his 
tool all day long, and the lighter and 
smaller it is, the more easily he can use 
it for whole eight-hour shift. So whatever 
weight and bulk we can eliminate makes 
the tool more easily manipulated. 

Q. Okay, show me how you save 
weight and bulk. 

A. Let's talk about the wire in a motor. 
As you know, an electric motor is com- 
posed of an armature and a field. Yoii 
may know them by other names — rotor 
and stator. The armature is composed of 
very, very thin metal wafers which form 
what we call a stack. The field is made in 
exactly the same way. The armature 
rotates within the field, and it's that 
rotary motion which makes, say, the bit 
on an electric drill spin. But for it to spin, 
there has to be a source of power. That 
power comes through wire to the armature 
and to the field. The wire is wound back 
and forth within the grooves of both the 
armature and the field. When the stacks 
are energized, an electro-magnetic force 
of one polarity is created in the armature. 
An opposite polarity is created in the 
field. It's those opposed forces that cause 
the rotation of the armature. And that 
makes the motor go around. 

Q. Now I know how an electric motor 
worki. But what, again, is the difference 
between (he motors in the consumer and 
professional power tools? 

A. First, we keep the size and the 
weight down in the heavy-duty tool. One 
way we do that is through selection of 

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Power Tools 

Continued from Page 27 

wire. In a consumer tool, sometimes the 
field wires are aluminum. In a heavy- 
duty professional tool, however, they're 
always copper wire ... at least in Black 
& Decker tools. 

Q. What's the difference? 

A. One thing is cost. Generally, copper 
wire costs a lot more than aluminum. An- 
other thing is efficiency. If a length of 
copper wire and a length of aluminum 
wire are of the same diameter, at any 
given voltage more current will flow 
through the copper. So a motor wound 
with copper will give you more power 
than one of comparable size wound with 
aluminum wire. So we are trading off 
size and weight in a consumer tool to 
achieve a device that will cost the con- 
sumer less money. But this is important: 
the consumer is not getting a lesser tool. 
He is getting the one that is adequate for 
his need, at a price he can easily afford. 
He doesn't need what the professional 
needs. And he certainly doesn't want to 
pay for what he doesn't need. 

Q. I agree. What are some other dif- 

A. Let's look at the commutators, 
which are rings of many individual copper 
bars encircling the armature shaft — 
literally, the drive-shaft of the motor — at 
the rear of the armature. It is through 
these copper bars that the armature re- 
ceives electricity from the wall plug to 
turn the armature. Now, in a consumer 
tool there are 12 of those copper bars. 
In the heavy-duty tool, there are 24 of 
them. In the consumer tool, there are 12 
slots in the lamination stack through 
which the coils of wire are wound. In 
the heavy-duty tool, there are also 12. 
But because we have twice as many 
copper bars in the professional tool, we 
are able to run two — not just one — coils 
of wire in each of the lamination slots. 

Q. But what does all that mean? 

A. It means that you get almost no 
arcing of electricity at the commutator. 
And arcing, which generates a lot of 
heat, is one of the major causes of a 
motor's rapidly wearing out. 

Q. You mean the more copper bars, 
the better the motor? 

A. Yes, but it's not quite that simple. 
We have to talk about brushes too for 
they are important in the superiority of 
the system. 

Q. 'What's a brush? 

A. A brush is a piece of carbon that 
transfers the electricity from the wall 
plug to the commutator and then to the 
coils of the armature. In both the con- 
sumer and the heavy-duty tools, there 
are two brushes which ride directly op- 
posite one another on the perimeter of 
the circle of copper commutator bars. 

MOTOR POWER— Motor.? for Black & 
Decker's professional line, for example, 
are about the same size as their counter- 
parts on the consumer line, but generally 
yield more power. The use of copper 
wire with high-temperature insulation 
allows power maximization in a small 
package size. In addition, the professional 
power tool motor on the left has 24 
copper bars in its commutator — twice 
that of the consumer motor on the right. 
This permits two coils of wire to be 
wound in each lamination slot compared 
to the consumer motor's single coil. 
Thus, arcing — one of the tnain causes of 
a motor's wearing out — is virtually 
eliminated in the professional motor. 

TO PREVENT \RCiyiG— Precise 
positioning of the brushes is essential to 
protect the motor from burnout by 
arcing. Brushes are held in the profes- 
sional power tools by a tightly toleranced 
brass holder (left) as opposed to the high- 
impact plastic of the consumer brush 
holder. The brass holder assures a more 
consistent positioning of the brushes in 
relationship to the copper bars of the 
commutator. It also provides a good heat 
sink which helps cool the brush system. 

They complete a circuit. The electricity 
from the wall plug passes through one 
brush, into a commutator bar, through the 
wire coils, and back out the opposing 
commutator bar, and into the second 
brush. And the cycle is repeated, and 
repeated, and repeated. 

Q. Okay, I'm with you so far. 

A. Now, back to arcing. We talked 
just a few minutes ago about how we 
minimize motor arcing by using 24 cop- 
per bars in the heavy-duty motor. But 
we can even further reduce arcing by 
more precise positioning of the brushes. 
To do that we use a brass holder that has 
very tight tolerances for the brushes. This 

assures a more consistent positioning of 
the brushes in relationship to the copper 
bars of the commutator. 

Q. Why is that positioning important? 

A. Very simply, that proper position- 
ing reduces the arcing. 

Q. So you give the motor longer life 
by reducing arcing, and thus lessening the 
amount of heat generated? 

A. Right. 

Q. Why are you willing to trade off 
efficiency for heat in a consumer-quality 

A. For two reasons. One, for around- 
the-house use not all that much power 
is required. Again, think about the dif- 
ference between putting a few holes into 
drywall and spending a day punching into 
concrete. Secondly, there's the problem 
of heat build-up itself. A consumer tool 
does not get the constant, tough operation 
that a professional tool does. High tem- 
perature is not an everpresent factor 
there. But it is in a heavy-duty tool. And, 
as we go on, you'll see that a great deal 
of the difl'erence in the design of the 
two types of tools is to accommodate, or 
to fight specifically against, the negative 
effects of heat and high temperatures in 
the heavy-duty tool. 

Q. Give me an example. 

A. Okay. A heavy-duty tool, as we 
know, is designed to work harder and 
more consistently than a consumer tool. 
That means we have more overloading 
or more heat buildup. One of the ways 
we compensate for that heat buildup in 
the professional tool is to use wire with 
an insulation that resists very high tem- 
peratures. Also, in a heavy-duty tool, 
once the wire is wrapped around the 
commutator and the armature, we drip 
resin onto the windings. By capillary 
action it finds its way into the coils and 
coats every wire. That resin has the effect 
of bonding the wires together into a 
solid unit so that under high tempera- 
tures, and speeds that go to 25,000 RPM, 
one wire doesn't rub against another and 
short circuit. 

Q. Does that resin also help guard 
against the dust and grit that you find 
out on a job site? 

A. It sure does. And in many heavy- 
duty tools, you'll find another layer of 
protection as well. Not only will you 
have the resin impregnation, but on top 
of that there'll be a winding of tape or 
other coating to keep abrasives from 
wearing away the wire insulation. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: We will continue 
this interview with Clay Furtaw in the 
May issue of Carpenter. In the second 
installment, next month, he compares 
bearings, chucks, and other components 
of professional and consumer power 




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Steve Mittleman figures he's a 
born loser. He says, "I'm the kind 
of guy whose twin sister forgets 
his birthday. I got married, and I 
wasn't in any of the wedding 
pictures. ... I set the house on 
fire when I was a kid, and I was 
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An elderly woman was seated in 
church next to a small boy. When 
the collection plate was passed, she 
began fumbling through her clut- 
tered purse. The small boy nudged 

"You take my dime," he said, 
"and I'll hide under the seat." 



Four musically-inclined carpenters 
recently struck it rich in show busi- 
ness at an Atlantic City casino. They 
bought some tubas and began 
billing themselves as the 2x4. 

— Wayne Burkeitt, Local 623 
by way of Reader's Digest 



"Banks make me nervous. This 
is because there are bankers in 
them. Bankers seem to look in my 
eyes and see deep pools of poverty, 
not to mention limpid liabilities." 
— Phyllis Battele 



Thomas was telling his good 
friend George about a recent visit 
to a doctor's office. 

"I saw the psychiatrist today 
about my loss of memory," Thomas 

"What did he do?" George 

"Made me pay in advance," 
Thomas replied. 



Timid man to wife: "We're not 
going out tonight and that's semi- 

Traffic sign in front of a school: 
"Drive slowly. Some of our young- 
sters are not angels and we want 
to keep them that way." 

Notice in a safari park in Kenya; 
"Visitors who throw litter into the 
crocodile pit will be asked to re- 
trieve it." 

— Yorkshire Post, England 


In a notable family called Stein 
There were Gertrude, and Ep, and 
then Ein. 

Gert's writing was hazy 

Ep's statues were crazy 
And nobody understood Ein. 

— Jim Weber 


A lawyer and his wife were tak- 
ing an ocean cruise. A sudden 
wave tossed the lawyer overboard. 
Almost immediately six sharks sur- 
rounded him, but instead of attack- 
ing him, they formed protective 
circle and nosed him to the side of 
the boat, where he was rescued. 
"That's amazing, a miracle!" ex- 
claimed his wife. "No, just profes- 
sional courtesy," said the lawyer. 
— Plasterer and Cement Mason 



A young lady was doing a sur- 
vey in a housing project. She asked 
one elderly man if he participated 
in sports. "No, my parents won't 
let me," the oldster replied. "Your 
parents?" questioned the young 
lady. "Yes, Mother Nature and 
Father Time." 



A racing buff rushed to a phone 
booth immediately after the last 
race to call his friend who had 
given him a tip. 

"Thanks for the tip," he re- 
marked. "You said it was a great 
horse and it was. It took nine horses 
to beat him." 



Judge: "Did you sell your vote?" 

Accused: "No sir, I voted for that 
fellow because I like him." 

Judge: "The evidence shows that 
he gave you $5 for your vote." 

Accused: "Well, when a fellow 
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Local 1913 recently held Its annual pin 
presentation and dinner at Nob Hiil Restaurant. 
Forty-five recipients and wives were present 
for the occasion, an eventful evening for those 
that have served. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, first 
row, from left: Frans Tereska, John Swenson, 
Jerry Sirski and Andrew H. Nava. Back row, 
from left: C. V. Reyes, Pres.; Tom Williams; 
Paul Miller, secretary-treasurer, L. A. Dist. 
Council; Al Aceves, Vern Lankford, finance 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Julius Frommer, Wesley Hughes, 
George Mathias, Ross Minier and Paul P. 
Moreno. Back row, from left: Vernon 
Barthelme, secretary-treasurer Miller, Robert 
Ponce, Andre Richard, William Sandin, William 
John, Nick Guerra, George Nagy, vice president. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: John Skogrand, Frank Beyea, 
Edward Bertell, George Fairweather, Al 
Ferguson, Harold Fritz, Sr. and Leo Santoro. 
Back row, from left: Art Eisele, state council 
rep., R. A. Sharp, Everett Gaddis, Carl Johnson, 
Norman Johnson, Robert Lamp, Frank Mankin, 
Oren Oswald, Mel Schneekloth and James 
Almond, business representative. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Roy E. Fox, Fred Bruner, Glenn 
Brown, W. R. Alloway and Pat DeFusco. Back 
row, from left: Bob Hanna, president state 
council, W. F. Gaskill, Carl E. Lorimor, Arthur 
R. Garcia, George Johnson, Otis Mansfield, Joe 
Bencivenga, business representative. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, from 
left: C. V. Reyes, president, Rudy Swedberg, 
Pete A. Kaldhusdah, Clarence McElravey, 
Secretary-Treasurer Miller. 





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. 


Van Nuys, 

Von Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 2 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 3 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 4 
APRIL, 1983 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 5 


Des Moines, la. — Picture No. 1 


Members with 25 to 70 years of service 
were recently honored by Local 106. 

Picture No. 1 shows 65-Year Member 
Martin Peterson, left, and 70-Year Member 
Walter Wavering, right. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Robert Whiting, Alex Jenkins, W. W. 
Formen, Harold McKray, Albert Anderson and 
Richard Tasler. Orland Stole, past president, 
presents awards in the background. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, first 
row, from left: Richard Trower, Merrill Waller, 
Dushan Ivanovich, Lawrence Anderson, Gerald 

Second row, from left: D. Edgar Wilson, 
Egidio Palladino, R. E. Miller, E. M. Lint, Ora 
Keliis, Robert Harlow, Kenneth Coverdell and 
Mariano Fazio. 

Third row, from left: Wendell Person, Dwight 
Spencer, Gilbert Jacobs, Herman Reitz, Garry 
Porter, Bill Chapman, Richard Felse and 
Marion Colo. 

Back row, from left: E. L. Frey and Lloyd 

Picture No. 4 shows life-time members, from 
left: Lawrence Anderson, Richard Trower and 
Carroll Surber. Jack A. Frost, past president, 
presents awards in the background. 

Picture No. 5 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Doug Perry, Raymond Morgan, Robert 

Members eligible for pins but not available 
for photo are as follows: 40-year members 
Frank Kingkade, Harry Strosnider, Glen Wallace 
and Fred Zimmerman, Dante Barbieri, Eldon 
Beck, Eliseo Bianchi, E. W. Debolt, Jesse 
Dierberger, Paul Doud, Harold Foote, Ralph 
Hulshizer, N. R. Jensen, Everett Johnson, 
Kenneth Johnston, Frank Merzel, Harold 
Peterson, Lyie Peterson, Ralph Rieck, 0. K. 
Romstad, Pierce Sornson, Donald Talbot, 
E. Weeda, Corvus West, Frank Woods and 
Joe Ferrari, decreased; lifetime member Frank 
Miller; and 25-year members Orville L. Olson 
and Jerry Robbins. 

Des Moines, la. — Picture No. 5 

Des Moines, la. — Picture No. 2 

Des Moines, la. — Picture No. 3 

San Antonio, Tex.— Picture No. 2 

Son Antonio, Tex. — Picture No. 1 


At a recent special call meeting. Local 14 
awarded service pins to members with 25 
and 50 years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows two 25-year pin re- 
cipients, W. A. Strieker, left, and Walter F. 
Guenther, right, with Business Representative 
Vernon L. Gooden, center. 

Picture No. 2 shows 50-year pin recipients 
G. L. Perido, left, and Burgess Holley, right. 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. 


Members of Local 820 recently honored 
retired member Edwin E. Larson for 60 years 
of continuous membership. Brother Larson is 
shown in the accompanying picture, center, 
with Local President Robert Holtz, left, and 
Financial Secretary Lyle Roberts, right. 




At the annual picnic, Local 1947 presented 
service pins to members with longstanding 
service of 25 to 55 years. Local President 
John A. Carpentieri presented the pins to 

Picture No. 1 shows 55-year member Peter 
D'Elia, left, with President Carpentieri. 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year member Arthur 
Bloy, left. President Carpentieri, center, and 
45-year member Jack Rose, right. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Randolph Hamilton, Edgar Sirois 
and Frank Spinnenweber. 

Back row, from left: President Carpentieri, 
"Buck" Glaze, John Franzen, IVIichael Zawaski 
and Clyde Matthews. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Financial Secretary Joe Dolvin, 
Sidney Matthews, Rudulph Fuller and John 

Back row, from left: Oliver Cochran, Irvin 
White, Martfela Delarose and Carlton Bush. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Orrin Maybury, William Elwell, President 
Carpentieri and Pete Feakins. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Robert Schrum, A. P. Hammond, 
Warren Byard, Paul Luge and Luther Symonette. 

Back row, from left Charles Scott, Edgar 
Smith, Howard Larsen, Andrea Caldarone and 
Linwood Smith. 

Members receiving awards but not available 
for photos are as follows: 

25-year members William Albrecht, John 
Brand, Paul Boodt, Pasquale Chimato, Sheridon 
Crabtree, Joseph Dixon, Eddie Dykes, Kenneth 
Elkins, Richard Fleegle, Robert Green, Wm. 
Harrington, Gerald J. Hay, Walter Hayes, Wm. 
Helton, George Hunt, Joseph Klepek, Anthony 
LaFauci, Clyde Lott, Dewey Pressley, John 

Hollywood, Flo. — Picture No. i 

Reekes, Michael Riggio, Roswell Rollins, 
Edward Sagui, Donald Shuler, Lester Simon, 
Bartis Stanton and Jere Swartz; 30-year mem- 
bers Paul Ammann, Sr., Newton Belcher, Wm. 
Brantley, John Bridgse, Wm. Glisson, Aubrey 
Hand, Rolf Lind, Robert Saieva, Russell Seidler, 
J. Hal Smith and Ernest Stoecker; 35-year 
members Stanley Ontosh, Arthur Arneson, John 
Black, Joe Bonvisuto, Everett Childs, Howard 
Coulter, Harold Crull, Ed Dembrowski, Edward 
Jackson, Harry Kelso, Joseph Miccio, David 
Murchison, George Peres, Bruce Reppert, 

Hollywood, Flo. — Picture No. 5 

Clarence Rhodes, Thomas Rivenbark, Sherman 
Russell, Edward Seim and Floyd Smith; 
40-year members James Adams, Fritz Andersen, 
Michael Burgio, John Callbeck, Harvey Clark, 
William Fagan, Roy Helton, Andrew Huyter, 
Albert Lunan, Marion Grant, Leonard Morris, 
Nicholas Newton, Lowell Patrick and Dale E. 
Wren; 45-year members Stewart Clemenger, 
Joseph Ellis, Mike Leanza, Charles Mentz 
(charter member). Nelson Smith and Eugene 
Whitten; 50-year member Ormando Forte and 
55-year member Han Stunkel. 

Hollywood, Flo. — Picture No. 3 

Hollywood, Flo. — Picture No. 6 

US-Canadian Labor Continues 
Support of Polish Solidarity 

Polish Artist Jan Sawka tells a Washington news 
conference his poster art expressing the hopes of Polish 
people for worker rights and free trade unions will serve 
oj a message to the world that the spirit of Solidarity 
trade union movement still lives. The AFL-CIO is 
distributing the poster worldwide, with the proceeds 
earmarked for a Polish workers' aid fund. 

APRIL, 1983 


Harrlsburg, Pa.— Picture No. 1 


Local 287 recently presented pins to 
members having 40 or more years of service, 

Picture No. 1, front row, from left: Donald 
0. Requist, 40 years; Edgar L. Beitzel, 40 
years; Thomas W. Freet, 40 years; Raymond 
D. Watson, 60 years; and Elmer Dixon, 40 

Second, row, from left: Herbert C. Kenl^er, 
40 years; Clayton D. Rupp, 65 years; Charles 
W. Neiman, 45 years; Walter M. Fraker, 40 
years; Eugene Freet, 40 years; Jack Straw, 
40 years; and William B. Thomas, 40 years. 

Third row shows 40-year members, from 
left: Robert W. Klick, Arthur E. Hopple, Earl 
L. Murray, Charles B. Baker, Leo Hacken- 
berger, Donald W. Kipp, David Sanderson, 
Leo H. Gipe, Harold Harshbarger, William L. 
Henderson, M. Ray Cobaugh and Amos Cinder. 

Back row shows 40-year members, from 
left: Carl E. Miller, Lorenzo W. Anderson, 
Emanuel Ventura, Raymond A. Stewart, Peter 
A. Begani, Gdis G. Faus, John P. Evitts, Roy 
D. Witmer, Sr., J. Lester Wirt, John W. Clip- 
pinger, John R. Henderson and Lester Lauts- 

Members eligible for pins but not present 
for awards were: 40-years members Ernest J. 
Aukamp, Joseph J. Bartush, Irwin S. Bowers, 
Howard Boyd, Pasquale J. Bracale, Clayton 
Buckwalter, Paul 0. Carbuagh, Harry D. 
Deibert, John J. Ebert, Oscar W. Garner, Harry 
G. Kennedy, Harold L. Larsen, Adin G. Light, 
Harry Lyons, Stanley E. Orris, James H. Ross, 
Ernest C. Shaub, John A. Swarner, Earl A. 
Thomas, Paul W. Witmer, Sr., George H. 
Wolpert and Elvin C. Zieiinski; 45-year mem- 
bers John Cascarino, George 0. Fick, Roy E. 
Frantz, Paul E, Kemp, Leslie L. Rice, Bruce D. 
Slothower, Lester J. Slothower, Samuel A. 
Stone, Adrian Versprille and Leighton P. 

Picture No. 2 shows Local President Robert 
H. Getz presenting a 65-year pin to Clayton 
D. Rupp, left, a 65-year pin to William G. 
Sando, second from left, and a 60-year pin 
to Raymond D. Watson, third from left. 

Harrisburg, Pa. — Picture No. 2 

Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. 


At a recent meeting of Local 163, Business 
Rep Gordon Lyons, left, congratulated Patsy 
DiAngelo, an accomplished artist in his own 
right, as well as a skilled craftsperson, on 
58 years of memBership in the Brotherhood. 
In addition, at the meeting 105 members 
were awarded 20-year pins for service to 
the Brotherhood. 

Mattoon, III.— Picture No. 2 

Mottoon, III.— Picture No. 3 

Mattoon, III.— Picture No. 4 


Local No. 347 recently held its annual 
picnic and presented members pins for their 
years of faithful service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Harold Marrs and George Fletcher. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Lawrence Shadley, Ernest Miller, William 
Mills, Otto Loser and Raymond Armstrong. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Walter Cook and William Price. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Sherman Pinnell, Jr., Glen McMillan and 
Paul Coartney. 

Members receiving pins but unable to 
attend are as follows: 

25-year members Dick Ashmore, Bill 
Beightel, Clayton Davis and John Ogden; 

30-year members Clarence Butcher, Robert 
McClure, Eddie Shelton and Kenneth Swinford; 

35-year members Phillip Waggoner and 
Daniel Walls; and 

55-year member C. G. Chalfant. 




Local 1509 recently held pin presentation 
awards for members with 25, 30, 35 and 40 
years of service to the Brotherhood. Special 
guests at the presentation were Executive 
Board Member Harold E. Lewis and Inter- 
national Rep. E. Jimmy Jones. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Dean Otto, Bernardino Vellon, President 
Thomas Puma, and Miami DC Representative 
Ken Berghuis. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: James Burkhalter, Vincent Leo, 
Alfonse Nunziato, Luther Goode, Miami DC 
Rep. Berghuis, Ernest VanEyk and Cruz 

Second row, from left: Charles Schnetzer, 
H. J. Redd, William Spangler, President Puma, 
George Hogan, Board Member Lewis and 
Int. Rep, Jones. 

Back row, from left: Buford Richardson 
and Cosne Santos. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Benny Perdomo, Clifford 
Taylor, Miami DC Rep. Berghuis and Int. Rep. 

Back row, from left: Albert Bickford, John 

Miami, Fla.— Picture No. 1 

Cook, William Huffman, Arthur Little, Pres. 
Puma and Board Member Lewis. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: John Sarmentc, Vaughn Ritchey, 
William Hoban, Dudley Saunders, Miami DC 
Rep Berghuis and Int. Rep. Jones. 

Back row, from left; Jesse Morris, Lonnie 
Mathis, Jose Otero, Pres. Puma, Justus Bailey, 
Jack Sheppard and Board Member Lewis. 

Miami, Fla.- 
No. 2 

Miami, Fla.— 
No. 3 

Miami, Fla.— 
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Full Length Roof Framer 

The roof trainer com pa ii'ioii since 
1917. Over 500,000 copies xold. 

A pocket size book with the EN- 
TIRE length of ("omnion-Hip-Valley 
and Jack rafters completely worked 
out for you. The flattest pitch is ',i 
inch rise to 12 inch run. Pitches in- 
crease \i inch rise each time until 
the steep pitch of 24" rise to 12" 
run is reached. 

There are 2400 widths of build- 
inps for each pitch. The smallest 
width is U inch and they increase 
U" each time until they cover a 50 
foot building. 

There are 2400 Commons and 2400 
Hip. Valley & Jack lengths for each 
pitch. 230,400 rafter lengths for 48 

A hip roof is 48'-9W" wide. Pitch 
is 7'i" rise to 12" run. You can pick 
out the length of Commons, Hips and 
Jacks and the Cuts in ONE MIXUTE. 
Let us prove it, or return your money. 

In the U.S.A. send $6.00. California resi- 
dents add 360 tax. 

We also hove a very fine Stair bool< 
9" X 12". It sells for $4.00. California 
residents add 240 tax. 


r. 0. Box 40.=i. P.ilo .Alto, Calif. 94302 

APRIL, 1983 


in mEmoRinm 

The following list of 924 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $1,558,406.49 death claims paid in January, 
1983; (s) following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

I, Chicago, IL — Fred -Krueger, Kinnie Harvey, 

Richard A. Halley. 

3, Wheeling, WV— Linda Ayers Miller (s), 
Riciiard L. Fluharty. 

4, Davenport, lA — Robert McClimon. 

5, St. Louis, MO — Aurelia C. Ruder (s), Joseph 

C. Matem, William K. Walton. 
7, Minneapolis, MN — George Gamble, Henry 

Ockwig, Henry Ryan, Muriel O. Carlson (s). 
g, Philadelphia, PA— Leon G. White. 
10, Chicago, IL — Cyril Niklinski, Edward 


II, Cleveland, OH— John E. May, Joseph S. 

12, Syracuse, NY — Harold J. Miner. 

14, San Antonio, TX — Bryan J. Robinson, Hilda 
Marie Schillings (s). 

15, Hackensack, NJ — Alfred Kirschenberg, 
Bernard H. Debree, Jr., Carl R. Swanberg. 

16, Springfield, IL — Edward Nagel, Ferdinand 
Kolesar, Fred Lambert. 

18, Hamilton, Ont., Can. — John Murdo Macleod. 

19, Detroit, MI — Basil Quinn, Bernard Skibicki, 

Fred Borrusch. 

20, New York, NY — Ragnar Lagerstrom, Sven 

22, San Francisco, CA — Alfonso Re, Bertram 
Hurley, Daniel Flaherty, Harry Murphy, 
J. Bert Hill, Jack Haapala, Philip Spinas, 
Wm. E. Gale. 

23, Williamsport, PA — Arthur B. Kelley. 

24, Central, CT— Gaetano Storlazzi. 

26, East Detroit, MI— Albert H. Zielke, Bernard 
F. Gigliotte, Joseph Voet, Valerie Luchetsky 

27, loronto, Ont., Can. — Domenico Crignano, 
Harry Brown, John Bussey, John Edward 
Elliott, Nellie Johnson (s), Sadie E. Mercer 
(s), Walter Saari. 

30, New London, CT — Andrew Jaskot. 

34, Oakland, CA — James E. Hyde, Sr., Lewis E. 


35, San Rafael, CA — Gordon Matthews. 

36, Oakland, CA — Curtis M. Kness, Harold A. 
Johnson, William Privette, Jr. 

38, St. Cathrns, Ont., Can. — William John 
McClean, WiUiam Smith. 

42, San Francisco, CA — Charlotte Lehner (s). 

43, Hartford, CT — Benjamin Morrisett. 

44, Champaign Urba, IL — James T. Ballance. 

47, St. Louis, MO— Clifford B. Schaeg. 

48, Fitchburg, MA — Robert Miner. 

50, KnoxUle, TN— Benjamin F. Hayes, Elsie 
David Stinnett (s), Fred R. Carpenter, Roy 

E. Jones. 

54, Chicago, IL — Joseph Jodl, Louis R. Hach- 

55, Denver, CO — Amy Mae Linker (s), Charles 

F. McFate, Edgar Woodcock, Jesse N. 

58, Chicago, IL— Carl Rutberg, Gust E. Helin, 
Hilding Ryden, Nicholas Koenig. 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Jacob F. Scott. 

61, Kansas City, MO — Hugo B. Haselhorst, 
Lambert Aversman, Lulu Barnhart (s), Oscar 
C. Morris. 

62, Chicago, IL — Kimball R. Nelson. 

63, Bloomington, IL — Russell Juhler. 

64, Louisville, KY— Clifford Phillips, Edwin H. 
Gard, James D. Carpenter, McKinley 
Bradshaw, William A. Seadler, Wilma J. 
Sullivan (s), Worthington L. Davies. 

66, Olean, NY— Fred J. Carver. 

67, Boston, MA — Mary Madeline Drazan (s). 

69, Canton, OH — Dorothy S. Schoeppner (s), 
Frank Leroy Twaddle, Ray V. Dennis. 

73, St. Louis, MO — Iva Mary Fulmer (s). 

74, Chattanooga, TN— Ruth Elder (s), Thompson 

L. Bledsoe. 
77, Port Chester, NY— Ruth Olive Russell (s). 

80, Chicago, IL— Dennis J. West, John A. Hoett. 

81, Erie, PA— Elizabeth Carrier (s). 

85, Rochester, NY— Alfred Pulcino, Jr., Lester 

Gartland, Rose Mary Schirmer (s). 
87, SI. Paul, MN— Reinard F. Ranch. 
89, Mobile, AL— Rufus G. Smith. 

93, Ottawa, Ont., Can. — Arden Dowe. 

94, Providence, RI — Sigurd Peterson. 

95, Detroit, MI — Angus Young, Arthur D. Hall- 
man, Derek Thompson, Joseph Calligaro, 
Lilian F. Hawkins (s), Merritt Brown, Ralph 
Edwards, Thomas Yettka, William S. 

98, Spokane, WA — Alice Templin Kiser (s). 

99, Bridgeport, CO — Enoch Forstrom, Frank 

Local Union, City 

100, Muskegon, MI — Henry Pruim, Lorissa M. 
Gillette (s). 

101, Baltimore, MD— Elisha R. Ridgely. 

102, Oakland, CA — Charles D. Wright, Marjorie 
C. Peckham (s). 

104, Dayton, OH— Edward Kaelin, Walter H. 

105, Cleveland, OH — Carrie Leseur (s), Elsie 
Duffey (s), John P. Markewitz. 

106, Des Moines, lA — Leonard Smith. 

108, Springfield, MA — Armand Trudell, David 
L. Belanger, Thomas Omasta. 

109, Sheffield, AL — Newt Peeden. 

110, St. Joseph, MO — Alva G. Marselus. 
112, Butte, MT— Jess O. Hodges. 

116, Bay City, MI — Edward J. Luptowski, 
Edward Weitzel, George L. Becker, Helen 
A. Garwick (s), Lawrence N. Benford, 
Robert J. Laframboise. 

117, Albany, NY— William Forster. 
121, Vineland, NJ— Carl Huysers, Sr. 
124, Passaic NJ — Nicholas Pristash. 

131, Seattle, WA — Betty Mae Johnson (s), James 
O. Chandler, John Albert Engman, Ru- 
dolph T. Wickstrom, William E. Hardin. 

132, Washington, DC — Bertha Hazell (s). Earl 
Sullivan, Henry M. Potter, Herbert Sandy, 
Joseph Crissman, Millard Musgrove, Ray- 
mond Hazell, Ronnie Franks, Sr., William 

133, Terre Haute, IN— Carl C. Waldbieser, Hu- 
bert E. Reese. 

135, New York, NY— Harry Miller, Jacob Cinis. 

141, Chicago, II^Arnie M. Opdahl, Elmer P. 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— John J. Wagner. 

146, Schenectady, NY — William F. Looman. 

162, San Mateo, CA — Jack L. Silveira, Victor 

163, Peeksville, NY — Antonio Bruschini. 
165, Pittsburg, PA — George H. Brown. 
168, Kansas City, KS — Elmo D. Stiles. 

181, Chicago, IL — Harold J. Lundgren, Robert 
Gruebnau, Wilhelm Johnson. 

182, Cleveland, OH — Elmer Raita, George Ruth- 

183, Peoria, IL — Arnold A. Hippen. 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Alva B. Emmertson, 
Harry Sessions. 

188, Yonkers, NY — Gabriel Vaccarino. 
191, York, PA— Norman L. Weigard. 
194, East Bay, CA— Finn Theodore, John T. 

198, Dallas, TX — Annie May Farmer (s), Aril 
A. Harville, Sr., Arvle E. Sherrell, Jac- 
quelyn J. Dowdell (s), Thurman O. Beene. 

199, Chicago, IL — Oscar Peterson, Ragnar Blom- 
stedt, Theodore Anderson. 

200, Columbus, OH— John E. Adams, John W. 
Rider, Max H. Davis, Paul E. Grogg, Rich- 
ard L. White. 

201, Wichita, KS— Daniel I. Renard. 

202, Gulfort, MS— John A. McCIoughan, Ranzy 
L. Wilkinson, Sylvester J. Chiniche. 

203, Poughkeepsie, NY— Anthony V. Mitchell, 
John H. Kinney, Kenneth V. Tooker. 

204, MerriU, WI— Ralph Jacobson. 

210, Stamford, CT— Luciano Pugliara. 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— Eleanor K. Frendler (s), 
Ralph E. Frazee. 

213, Houston, TX— Bernice Melton Kemp, Clyde 
W. Ballinger, George E. Davis. 

218, Boston, MA — Rose A. Moriarty (s). 

222, Washuigton, IN— Rose Mary Stearns (s). 

225, Atlanta, GA — Bennie L. Rouse, Harvey 
Jones, Martin A. Butler. 

230, Pittsburgh, PA— Lillian J. Smith (s). 

232, Fort Wayne, IN— Cyril P. McCarthy, Lor- 
raine Merriman (s), Ralph W. Wappes, Jr. 

235, Riverside, CA — Wesley E. Brown. 

241, Moline, IL — Howard W. Peterson. 

246, New York, NY — Francisco Valentin, Se- 
bastian Manuzza. 

247, Portland, OR — Frank A. Lovgren, Harvey 
L. Clinton, Herman Leckberg, Hilding W. 

254, Cleveland, OH— Ignatz J. Katz. 

255, Bloomingburg, NY — George Quinn, Harry 
A. Hansen, Lewis Meckle, Sr. 

257, New York, NY — Francis Lang, LQly Vella 

259, Jackson, TN — James H. Davidson, Luther 
261, Scranton, PA — Marie Yakacki (s), Rudolph 

264, Milwaukee, WI— Albert Filbrich, Charles 

G. Schultz, Clarence T. Schmidt, George B. 

Benjamin, Mark Noggle, Walter Jahnke. 

Local Union, City 

268, Sharon PA— Harold P. Peters. 
275, Newton, MA — Edward I. Doherty. 

280, Niagara-Gen&Vic, NY — Beatrice M. Sage 
(s), Dorothy M. Sornberger (s), Foster R. 
Barto, Helen L. Peltz (s). 

281, Binghamton, NY — Ambrose J. Winans, 
Charles D. Labarre. 

283, Augusta, GA — Zennis A. Montgomery. 
287, Harrisburg, PA — Donald R. Long, Maryann 
A. Krick (s). 

297, Kalamazoo, MI — John Leon Glessner, Max 
Terry, Richard J. Baker. 

298, New York, NY— Angel Gundersen, Tom Jo- 

307, Winona, MN— Helen B. Nelton (s). 
314, Madison, WI — Clara Erickson (s), Frank X. 
Ripp, Reuben W. Bredeson. 

316, San Jose, CA — Royal G. Reynolds. 

317, Aberdeen, WA — Elmer Jellum. 
320, Augusta, ME — Weston T. Pitcher. 

329, Oklahoma City, OK— Charles Haskell 

333, New Kensington, PA — Herbert T. Coggon, 

John Tasick. 

337, Detroit, MI — Bernard Booth, Helen J. 
McEntee (s), John Kelly, Mario Fulan, 
Thomas Filip. 

338, Seattle, WA— Marie V. Rhynard (s). 
340, Hagerstown, MD — George L. Goss, Jr. 
343, Winnipeg, Man, Can. — Marie Thirese Alma 

Jackson (s). 
345, Memphis, TN— Dwight L. McClure, Earl L. 
Shepherd, John T. Beard, Lee R. Prisock. 

355, Buffalo, NY— Theodore Thomas. 

356, Marietta, OH— Helen Eckels (s), Joseph R. 

359, Philadelphia, PA— Karl Roming. 

360, Galesburg, IL — Mabel D. Gittings (s). 
363, Elgin, IL — Walter Thiering. 

372, Lima, OH— Cyrillus T. Huelsman, David 
Joseph Dillon. 

374, Buffalo, NY— Harry Brunea, Reuben Bur- 

379, Texarkana, TX— Austin M. Embree, Charles 
W. Bethany. 

384, Asheville, NC — James C. Bane, Lawrence 
W. KuykendaU. 

393, Camden, NJ — Charles Ackerle, Mary A. 

397, Whitby, Ont. Can. — Percy Newman. 

398, Lewiston, ID — Alice Mae Metcalf (s). 

400, Omaha, NE — Jens C. Andersen, Lawrence 
Herman Munderloh. 

403, Alexandria, LA — Anna Lee R. Lewis (s). 

404, Lake Co., OH— Paul A. Eskelin. 

410, Ft. Madison & Vic. lA — John R. Thompson, 

Lathan Merrell. 
413, South Bend, IN— Mary S. Tripp (s). 
417, St. Louis, MO — Sven E. Larson. 
419, Chicago, IL — Edward Krause, William 

Walter Gindrig. 
422, New Brighton, PA — Clara Mager Elsheimer 

(s). John William Davis. 
424, Hingham, MA — Joseph E. Howes, Shirley 

E. Chute (s). 

433, Belleville, IL — Armin A. Ackerman, Charles 
Hilpert, George Schamoni, Rudolph Kin- 

434, Chicago, IL — Carl Eckman, Dale G. 
Schmidt, Jr., George Pukalla. 

437, Portsmouth, OH — Michael E. Stepp. 
440, Buffalo, NY— Ora F. Elkins. 

452, Vancouver, B.C. Can. — Albert Edward 
Powers, Charles Granger Poore, Chester 
Czop, Clarence Irwin Gordon, Gerard Roy, 
Harry Fuglestad, Helen May Holmes (s), 
John Russell Walton. 

453, Auburn, NY — Leon McMullen. 

454, Philadelphia, PA— McKinley Turner. 

455, Somerville, NJ — John V. Hoffman. 
458, Clarksville, IN — Chester L. Alexander. 
460, Wausau,WI — Donald Duginske. 

465, Chester County, PA — Joseph Deeney. 

468, New York, NY — Abraham Goldstein, Felice 

472, Ashland, KY — Leonard Jones. 
475, Ashland, MA— Fred H. Trautner 
483, San Francisco, CA — Fidencio Robledo. 

492, Reading, PA — Andrew J. Orchowski. 

493, Mt. Vernon, NY — Joseph Purdy. 
495, Streator, IL — Frank J. Kakara 
500, Butler, PA — Esther L. Shields (s). 
510, Berthoud, CO— Alma C. Boyd (s). 

514, Wilkes Barre, PA — Maryann Glue (s). 

515, Colorado Springs, CO— Clifford Garrett, 
Gael Titus. 

517, Portland, ME— Barbara J. Welch (s). 
548, Minneapolis, MN — Arthur Max Schulze. 



Local Union, City 

550, Oakland, CA — Walter Vierra. 

556, Meadville, PA— Harold D. Shriver. 

557, Bozeman, MT — Alice Plum (s). 

562, Everett, WA — Fred Groves. 

563, Glendale, CA — Florence A. Jacques (s). 
572, Belleville, Ont. Can. — Mary Murphy (s). 
576, Pine Bluff, AR— Roy C. Hammond. 
579, St. John, N. F. Can.— James Lowe. 

586, Sacramento, CA — Dee Crow (s), Edward R. 

Britton, George B. Jurgens, Jr., Leroy F. 

Monday, Warren W. Wittig, William A. 

596, St. Paul, MN — George D. Balthazor, James 

M. Hoy, Sr. 

599, Hammond, IN — Axel Fred Peterson, Harold 
Douglas, Mary R. Bannon (s). 

600, Lehigh Valley, PA — Martin J. Lennon, 
Richard Harrison. 

602, SI. Louis, MO — Lillian R. Heitzman (s). 

603, Ithaca, NY — Emil Riihinen, Isaiah Murray. 
606, Va Eveleth, MN— Ann M. Shusterich (s), 

Olaf Kirkeby. 
608, New York, NY— Carl A. Bystedt, Dario 

Franch, Robert W. Lockwood. 
610, Port Arthur, TX — Cicero D. Simmons, 

Richard B. Ramsey. 
620, Madison, NJ — Ann Adickes (s), C. Oskar 

Peterson. William Macmillan. 
622, Waco, TX— Paul J. Goodwin. 

624, Brockton, MA — Leo A. Holt. 

625, Manchester, NH — Edward P. O'Malley, 

625, Manchester, NH — Edward P. O'Malley, 
George C Renaud, June Frances Renaud (s). 

626, Wilmington, DE — Benjamin Fernandez. 
637, Hamilton, OH — Edward Antrim. 

639, Akron, OH— Helen Mary Fox (s), Oma M. 

Rumpf (s). 
642, Richmond, CA — Bernard A. Barnes, Charles 

Shinn, Homer C. Gilmore, Perry E. Smith, 

Phyllis R. Marken (s), Vemiece A, Brown 

(s), Victorian M. Roof (s). 
644, Pekin, IL— Diedrich H. Hesse. 

654, Chattanooga, TN— Martha Ann Sullivan (s). 

655, Key West, FI^Manuel Garcia. 
660, Springfield, OH— Mary C. Roller (s). 
665, Amarillo, TX— Frank Williams. 
669, Harrisburg, IL — Loren C. Whiting. 
695, Sterling, IL— Herman W. Bucy. 
698, Covington, KY— Alice A. Gall (s). 

701, Fresno. CA— Fred J. Ebell, Lewis H. York. 
Louis Tipton. 

703, Lockland, OH— Edgar S. Mauk. John Valen- 

710, Long Beach, CA— Anthony Sharon, Emile 
V. Engelka. 

714, Olathe, KS— James G. Mires. 

715, Elizabeth, NJ— Elsie B. Evanski (s), Thomas 

720, Baton Rouge, LA— Ray C. Bennett. 
722, Salt Lake City, UT— Allen C. Larsen. 
739, Cincinnati, OH— Harry Dasiillung, John 
Luslenberg. Thelma Vickers (s). 

742, Decatur, IL — James Twyford, Luther Taylor. 
Mary Margaret Banning (s), Robert Law- 
rence Karch. 

743, Bakersfield, CA— Bertha Lavon Clark (s), 
Frank Kisela. James F. Smith. 

745, Honolulu, HI— Elmer W. Blunck. 
747, Oswego, NY— Edward A. Chodubski. 
750, Junction City, KS — Fred Grundmeier. 
753, Beaumont, TX— Clifford Mullin, Mabel 

Pearl Sprinkle (s), Robert A. Priest. 
756, Bellingham, WA— Albert Martin Hanson, 

Edwin Karl Weden. 
764, Shreveport, LA— Lloyd L. Dunham, Nolen 

F. Liles, Prentis S. Butler. 
767, Ottumwa, lA— Leonard D. Allgood. 

769, Pasadena, CA— Bruce L. Hicks. Fanny Wy- 
lene Miller (s). Joan G. Strobel (s), Sarah 
Gertrude Bassett (s). 

770, Yakima, WA— Elwood M. Hammond. 

771, Watsonville, CA— Henry O. Dvrdahi. 

772, Clinton, lA — Harold Ludvigscn. Robert E. 

787, New York, NY— Edwin K. Anderson. Joseph 

Landc. Knut O. Johnsen. Robert Cross. 
792, Rockford, IL — Blanche E. Parmelcc (s) 
797, Kansas City, KS— William E. Saunders. 
811, New Bethlehem, PA— Jacob Ross Barnhart. 
815, Beverly, MA— George E. Wolfgram. 

820, Wise. Rapids, WI— Richard Kinney. 

821, Springlicld, NJ — Benny L. Bianco. 
824, Muskegon, MI — Frank Wangcr. 

829, Santa Cruz, CA— Edward Allen Gardner. 
839, Des Plalncs, IL— Anthony E. Lukrytz, 

Catherine M. Mcchan (s). 
849, Manitowoc, WI— Frank G. Janesky. 
857, Tucson, AZ — Almus L. Smith. 
891, Hot Springs, AR— Dolph Hal Pierce. 
900, Altoona. PA— Ixonard Boilo. 
902, Brooklyn, NY— Irving M. Roth, Michael 

McTiernan, Talindo Scotto. 
916, Aurora, IL— Herbert Wahlgrcn. 
925, Salinas. CA— Wiley Jones. 
929, Los Angeles, CA — Arthur J. Sibley, Morris 

943, Tulsa, OK— Charles Howard Dcvasher, 

Daniel K. Key, Turner D. Jones. 

Local Union, City 

944, San Bernardino, CA — Daniel F. Stegall, 

Orval J. Kiefer. 
954, Mt. Vernon, WA— Phyllis V. Sackman (s), 

Virginia N. Ratchford (s). 
965, Dekalb, IL — Folke H. Johnson. 
973, Texas City, TX— Delia C. Williamson (s). 

976, Marion, OH — Nora Kazee (s). 

977, Wichita Falls, TX— Hoyette T. Wages, 
Linnie L. Lynskey (s). 

978, Springfield, MO— Andrew J. Carter, Jack C. 

982, Detroit, MI — Arnold H. Bloomquist, Joseph 
R. Sands, Margaret Robinson (s). Marian 
Nicola (s), Roy Gumming, Veronica Johnson 

993, Miami, FL — Clara L. Harrington (s), Jesse 
C. Durr. William G. Pearsall. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Jonas M. Davis, Leila 
Potemski (s), Melba Hartwick (s). 

999, Mt. Vernon, II^Ronnie Mays, William J. 

1000, Tampa, FL — Kivotos Ypsilantis. 

1001, N. Bend Coos Bay, OR— Roland Henry 

1005, Merrillville, IN— Lavern Cohoon. 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ— William J. Jenkins. 
1010, Uniontown, PA — Tony Quaranto. 

1015, Tulsa, OK— George E. Hannah. 

1016, Muncie, IN — Charles R. Fifer. 

1024, Cumberland, MD— Hai-vey R. Golden. 
1040, Eureka, CA— Alberta Muriel Prink (s), 

Glenn Savage. John Hatten. 
1042, Plattsburgh, NY— Leonard D. Dora 
1046, Palm Springs, CA— Troy David Lewis. 
1050, Philadelphia, PA— John Donnelly, Vincent 

1053, Milwaukee, WI— Wilhelmine Bruhn (s). 

1059, Schuylkill County, PA— Robert Schoen- 

1060, Norman OK— William L. Mercer. 

1062, Santa Barbara, CA — Thomas A. Nicholas. 
1067, Port Huron, MI— Elsie Lambert (s). 
1073, Philadelphia, PA— Bennie H. Taylor. 
1089, Phoenix AZ — Diana Juanita Smith (s). 

John L. Ward, Peter Pilles, Raymond C. 

1091, Bismarck, Mandan, ND — Elizabeth Benton 

1095, Salina, KS— Lula M. Eckley (s), Wayland 

H. Phillips. 
1098, Baton Rouge, LA — Myrtle Mae McMorris 

1105, Woodland, AL — James E. Brown. 

1107, Kenilworth, NJ— Garrabrant Ryerson. 

1108, Cleveland, OH— George F. Balas. Mary 
Jane Brown (s), Walter E. Rothgery. 

1126, Annapolis, MD — Edw Thomas Jones. 
Henry Johnson. Michael J. Krecz. 

1128, La Grange, IL — Joseph Ferencheck. 

1129, Kiltanning, PA— Charles T. Dailey. 
1140, San Pedro, CA— William R. O'Donnell. 
1142, Lawrenceburg. IN— Frank Rimstidt. 

1146, Green Bay. WI— Robert Santy. 

1147, Roseville, CA— Ray M. Williams 

1148, Olympia, WA— Ethel C. Fuller (s). 

1149, San Francisco, CA — George Kleinsasser, 
Helen Lorane McGraw (s). Hilary Vidosh, 
Samuel A. Glickman. 

1150, Saratoga Springs, NY — Joseph Zacheus. 
1157, Lebanon, OR — Lary A. Loving. 

1164. New York, NY— Anthony Lucente. Fausto 
Zieglcr. Gregory Wermick. 

1165. Wilmington, NC— William W. Ward. 
1172. Billings, MT— Dorothy Reisdorph (s). Mary 

Naomi Friedly (s). 
1176. Fargo, ND— Ervin W. Jacobson, William 

1185, Chicago, IL— Edward J. .Schumacher 
1194. Pensacola, FL — Alford Rcnfroe 

1204, New York, NY— Abe Goldberg, Rose Lcto 
(st. Seymour Ritzer. 

1205. Indio. CA— Charles M. Moore. 
1207. Charleston, WV— Hugh Armstrong 
1216, Mesa. AZ— Billy J. Brollon. 

1226. Pasadena, TX— Wilbur R. Frankson. 

1235, Modesto, CA— Joe Hendrix, William 

Hajck. William J. McClurc. 
1240. Oroville. CA— Mildred E. Dcmskie (s) 
1243, Fairbanks. AK— Virgil Whilllc. 
1245, Carlsbad. NM— Jack Russell. 
1256. Sarnla. Ont. Can.— Anton Sapeta. August 

Pollcl. Cecil Rcid. Gerrit Van Sclm. Hector 

Si. Pierre. 
1263, Atlanta, GA— Travis W. Griffin. 

1266, Austin, TX— Albina Janccek (s). Wesley 

1271. Nevada. MO— Lcroy E. Taylor. 
1275. Clearwater. FL— Frank S. Parker. Harry 

G, McDonald. Harry Karl Martens. 

1280. Mountain View, CA— Hector S. McGregor. 
Joseph V. Protean. Linden C. Heath. 

1281, Anchorage. AK— Ben I. Perkins. Carol 
Lavonne Dullicld (s), Maurice Akre. 

1289. Seattle. WA— Arthur J. Dcsmarais. Charles 
D. UpdegrafT, Chaunccy J. Carpenter. Don- 
ald L. Caston, Fay C. Shearer, Mildred E. 
Hower (s). 

Local Union, City 

1296, San Diego, CA — Betty Jane Brown (s), 
James M. Murray, Jess H. Aikens. Laudie 
C. McDaniel. Levi W. Selvig, Margaret 
Bertha Shepard (s). 

1300, San Diego, CA — Betty Jean Rogers (s), 
John W. Lloyd. 

1305, Fall River, MA— Adrien Jean. 

1307, Evanston, IL — William Reichenbach. 

1311, Dayton, OH — James S. McCuistion. 

1314, Oconomowoc, WI — Joseph A. Roberts. 

1325, Edmonton AJta, Can. — Pearl Nozack (s), 
Victor Luchak. 

1337, Tuscaloosa, AL — Fred Harrison. 

1342. Irvington, NJ — James Schmidt. 

1365, Cleveland, OH — John J. Streidl. 

1367, Chicago, IL^ — Edward Wishnewski. 

1379, North Miami, FL — Ray Stehmer. 

1382, Rochester, MI — Elmer Seidlitz. 

1386, St. John N.B. Can.— Malcolm Wicks. 

1396, Golden CO— Jesse P. Farmer. Willard H. 

1397, North Hempslad, NY — Anthony Palewitz, 
Stephen Scully. 

1401, Buffalo, NY— GiseUa Schinner (s). 

1402, Richmond, VA — Perry S. Arthur. 
1404, Biloxi, MS — Ivan McCreedy. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— James A. Shields, 

Walter Skoczylas. 
1418, Lodi, CA— Lester A. Coil. Marion E. 

Johnson (s). Norman A. Collins. 
1423, Corpus Christi, TX— Calvin L. McMahon, 

William C. Cain. Jr. 
1437, Complon, CA— Fields U. Nelson. 
1449, Lansing, MI — Mary Jacobs (s). 

1452, Detroit, MI— Stanley P. Andrzejewski, 
Stefan Musulin. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA— Donald E. Smith. 
George N. Terhune. 

1456, New York, NY — Cornelius O'SuUivan, 
Francis McDonald, Niels Andersen. Patrick 
Brady. Selmar Gullestad. 

1460, Edmonton Alta, Can. — Hugh Thomas 

1461, Traverse City, MI — Edward Trautman. 

1462, Bucks County, PA— Phillip B. Kay. 

1487, Burlington, VT— Frederick Tatro. Wilfred 

1490, San Diego, CA— Angela T. B. De Mendez 

(s), Leo J. McCaughey. Tillman P. Furrow. 
1494, International Falls, MN— Ole Oien. 
1497, E. Los Angeles, CA — Lawrence L. Simerly. 

1506, Los Angeles, CA — Alden L. Michaux, Ar- 
lington W. Makley, Glen G. Monroe. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Harold V. Curry. 
1512, BlountvUle, TN— William N. Branch. 
1521, Algoma, WI — Elmer Raether. 

1529, Kansas City, KS — William K. Dearing. 

1533, Two Rivers, WI — John Jan Litwin. Lenore 
E. Degodt. Marguerite L. Herzog. Ronald F. 

1536, New York, NY — Oscar Jones. 

1544, Nashville, TN— William M. Warren. 

1549, Prince Rprt. BC. Can.— Wayne E. Patter- 
son. Carl David Slull, Sr.. Donald Nelson. 
Earl D. Jones. Gloria M. Swanson. Kathy 
Hennessey. Sarah B. Williams. Victor M. 

1554, Miami, FL — David Burrows. Jeronimo 

1565, Abilene, TX — John L. Brannon. 

1570, Marysville, CA— Alfred C. Jensen. William 
1. Linncbergcr. 

1571. East San Diego, CA — Charles A. Bredcson. 
James F. Paxton. 

1573. West Allis, WI— Ernest Kaslen. James 

1585, l.awlon. OK— Elvin E. Sims. 

1587. Hutchison. KS— William J. Huffman, Sr., 

1588. Sydney. N.S. Can.— John G. Canning. 
Walter B. Jessome. 

1590, Washington, DC — Charles Hanger. Donald 

J. Bcacom. 
1592, Samia Ont. Can. — Edward Long. 
1596, St. Louis. MO — Joseph J. Ducver. Michael 

J. Egler, Peler Wilhclm. 
1598. Victoria B.C. Can.— Anton Sahlin. Hans 


1607, Los Angeles. CA— Robert Gordon Kelly. 

1608, S. Pittsburg. TN— Espcm T. Long. 
1618. Sacramento. CA— Martin B. Walker. 
1622. Hayward. CA — Charles L Cross. 

1631. Washington. DC— Joseph L. Rogers. Sr., 

Richard C. Pugh. 
16.12, S. Luis Obispo. CA— Selma L Presnull (s). 
1639, Tompson Fall, MT — Lester James Carter. 
1644. Minneapolis MN — Arnold Ballzcr. 
1659. Bartlcsville. OK— Ray Elmer Dunlap. 

1664. Bloomington. IN — Hobert A. Knoy. 

1665. .\le\andria. VA — William F. Conley. 
1669. Ft. William. Ont. Can.— Jonas Blizznikas. 
1689. Tacoma, W.\ — Fred Bohrcn. 

1639. Chicago. IL— Audrey M. McNeil (s\ Emil 

J. Viklora, Walter Boyda. 
1701. Buffalo. NY— John S. Deacon. 
1707. Kelso Longvcw, WA — Stephen T. Rnv. 

Victor B. Hill. 
1715, Vancouver. WA— Walter M. Hylcn, Wil- M. Laurence. 
1723, Columbus, GA— Martha H. Whaley (s). 

APRIL, 1983 


In Memoriam 

Continued from Page 37 

1734, Murray KY — Joseph Franklin Holsapple. 

1735, Pr Rupert, B.C. Can.— Wilhelm Trelen- 

1741, Milwaukee, WI— Albert W. Kroupa, Ben- 
jamin Roth, George J. Sourile, James H. 
Bowes, Walter E. Boldt. 

1752, Pomono, CA — Ray C. Reidel. 

1765, Orlando, FL — Charles Watoisley, Jacob F. 
Correll, Jr., John F. Attard, Leo England. 

1770, Cape Girardeau, MO — Jesse Dale Morris. 

1771, El Dorado, IL — Milford Larue Sullivan. 
1775, Columbus, IN — Mary Maxine Comett (s). 

1778, Columbia, SC— WUbert A. Hipp. 

1779, Calgary, Alta, Can. — Bernard Wanner. 

1780, Las Vegas, NV — George M. Cleveland, 
Gilbert Blackburn, William Ormiston. 

1797, Renton, WA— Lillian A. Beatty (s), Ray- 
mond C. Wigsmoen. 

1811, Monroe, LA — George W. Davis, Gladys 
Mae Allen (s), Ora Lee Gaston, (s). 

1815, Santa Ana, CA— Charles E. Yarbrough, 
Thomas F. Baker. 

1818, ClarksvUle, TN— James Paul Streetman. 

1822, Fort Worth, TX— Alexander S. Ewing, Sr., 
Jesse O. Blue. 

1832, Escanaba, MI — Hubert Boudreau 

1836, Russellville, AR— Ernest C. Freeman. 

1839, Washington, MO— John M. Vondera. 

1846, New Orleans, LA — Charles Marx, Dallas 
Ardoin, Frederick Lyons, Sr., Leona L. Mil- 
hgan (s). 

1856, PhUadelphia, PA— Allan J. Wilhelm. 

1865, Minneapolis, MN— Arthur W. Moberg. 

1867, Regina, Sask, Can. — John Kuchuran. 

1868, Manteca, CA — John P. Olson. 
1883, Macomb, IL — Charles W. Breasaw. 
1894, Woodward, OK— R. V. Shans. 

1897, Lafayette, LA— Douglas A. Ducote, Oniel 

1906, Phlladelhia, PA— Frank F. Simiriglia 
1913, San Fernando, CA— Marshall Barker, 

Merton B. Snodgress, Ted R. Moline, 

Thomas J. Hallford. 
1916, Hamilton, Out. Can.— Alan MacNeU, Mary 

Theresa Clark (s), Roy Allan Ross 

1922, Chicago, II^-Edward H. Fredericks. 
1931, New Orleans, LA— Ted Hammers, Sr. 

1946, London, Ont. Can. — John Rush, Josephine 
Browh (s). 

1947, HoUywood, FL — Ray C. Lamarch, Roland 
F. Winters. 

1962, Las Cruces, NM— James T. Black. 

1971, Temple, TX— Vema Bayless (s). 

1976, Los Angeles, CA — Jennie S. Bogartz (s). 

1982, Seattle, WA— Floyd R. Edgar. 

1987, St. Charles, MO— Minnie W. Pieper (s). 

2008, Ponco City, OK— Edna Mae Cavett (s). 

2010, Anna, Il^-John Verble. 

2012, Seaford, DE — Frances D. Beach, Marvil D. 

2020, San Diego, CA— Francis G. Monahan, 

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US Savings Bonds 
Are a Good Buy Again 

The US Treasury has just announced 
that the interest rate on Bonds will now 
be market-based, at 85% of the rate paid 
on marketable securities held five years. 
This means that US Savings Bonds now 
have an interest rate that is competitive 
with the rates available in the market and 
a rate that will change to meet changing 
economic conditions. 

As you are probably aware, the former 
fixed rate on Bonds was difficult to 
change and, in recent years, lagged far 
behind that of other securities. 

Let us give you an example of what 
this new rate system will mean to savers. 
Suppose market rates continue to hang 
around 14%. To get that 14%, by the 
way, you have to invest $500, $1,000 
or more. Now a Savings Bond, which 
costs as little as $25, will get 11.9%. You 
will agree with me that is a good, fair 
rate, and certainly an improvement over 
the former 9% rate to maturity. 

New Series EE Bonds will get this 
market-based rate if they are held only 
five years. In addition, older E and EE 
Bonds will also get the new rate if they 
are still outstanding and earning interest 
five years from now. 

Now you may ask what happens if, 
as we all hope, market rates fall from 
their present stratospheric heights. Well, 
older Bonds are guaranteed to get at 
least 8.5 or 9%, depending on age, to 
their next maturity. The new EE Bonds 
have been given a guaranteed floor, so 
they will not earn less than 7.5%. With 
these guarantees, all Bond owners can 
be certain that whatever happens to the 
economy, they will get a good return. 

Not only that, but all the extra bene- 
fits of Bond buying remain — exemption 
from state or local income tax, federal 
tax deferral, complete safety against loss, 
and so on. Today's Savings Bond has 
been made a better deal for savers than 
it ever has been. 

Bond buying also .continues to be 
good for America. It can help to build 
this country's savings reserves easily and 
conveniently, thanks to the Payroll Sav- 
ings Plan offered by so many employers. 
As you know, our economic recovery de- 
pends, in part, on all of us saving more. 
Bonds are a great way to do so. 

Did you know that Bond purchases 
lower our tax load? It's true! Bonds pro- 
vide money to the government at below- 
market interest rates, which lowers the 
cost of interest payouts. And you know 
who ultimately pays those interest costs 
which, by the way, amount to about 
$100 billion this year alone. Right — 
each of us does in federal taxes. So 
Bonds actually save us money in taxes 
as we save extra money for ourselves. 

There's a place for Savings Bonds in 
everyone's savings plans. No matter how 
much or how little you make, putting 
some money into Bonds is good for you 
and good for our country. 




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Buying Power Is 
The Key To 

FDR wouldn't have wasted much time 
with economic theories; putting people 
back to work was his first goal. 

For those of us who have had the good luck to 
achieve a 60th birthday, or more, in good health 
and sound mind, the 50th anniversary of the 
Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President 
brings, back a flood of memories — memories of the 
hardships suffered by so many of us in the awful 
years of the Great Depression, and memories of 
the wonderful spirit of hope that Roosevelt in- 
spired in the American people. 

March 4, 1933, was one of the landmark days 
in the history of our country. FDR did more than 
lead us out of the cruel era of mass unemployment, 
human suffering and despair. He reminded us that 
in democracy there is always hope. He showed us 
the rewards of an open mind and a willingness to 
experiment. He led America out of its worst 
troubles, put people back to work, got the country 
functioning again — in short, his policies saved the 
nation from violence and the possibility of some 
kind of dictatorship. 

The thing that I like best about Franklin Roose- 
velt was that he didn't go wandering off into the 
field of theory, sacrificing human needs to some 
theoretical solution to our problems. If a plan didn't 
work, FDR tried another, and another, until he 
found one that would function right. If a program 
was needed — whether it was food for starving men 
and women, or regulation of a stock exchange — 
Roosevelt didn't sit on his hands because some 
ideological nut argued it couldn't or shouldn't be 
done. FDR went ahead and offered a program to 
meet the realistic needs of the times. 

Of course, Roosevelt didn't solve all the country's 
problems. He was neither God nor Superman. But 

the country was a lot better off because he worked 
so hard at correcting things that needed correction, 
and his batting average was pretty darned good. 

It's easy to contrast the Roosevelt approach 
with the Reagan approach to economic difficulties. 
But, of course, history never exactly repeats itself. 
1982, bad as it was, was still a lot better than 1932. 
Our big businesses are a lot bigger than they were 
half a century ago. And the American public has 
something today it didn't have when Herbert 
Hoover was voted out of office in the 1932 elec- 
tions. What we have is the continuing programs 
proposed by Roosevelt and enacted by Congress 
into law at his request. For instance: 

• Unemployment insurance. If you got laid off 
in 1932, that was it, brother. You could start look- 
ing around for the nearest breadline or a comer 
where you could sell apples. 

• Social Security. If you got retired, ready or 
not, there was no pension waiting for working 
people. If you were real lucky, maybe you had a 
rich son-in-law. For most folks, old age was a time 
of unrelieved pain. 

• Bank Deposit Insurance. During the 1920s 
and early 1930s, a lot of banks went bust — and 
your life savings could disappear overnight. When 
FDIC — federal deposit insurance — was proposed, 
the bankers yelled "socialism", but Congress passed 
it anyway. Now, when one of the biggest banks in 
Tennessee gets in trouble, its customers' deposits 
are perfectly safe. 

What I'm saying is that the Reagan Recession 
would have been a lot worse if it hadn't been for 
the Roosevelt heritage of programs to protect the 

What I'm also saying, and I'm not at all happy 
about it, is that while Roosevelt worked hard to 
get us out of the Depression, Reagan seems con- 
tent to sit back and wait for things to get better, 
some time, somehow. With that kind of approach, 
recovery takes a lot longer. 

The President's view of this recession, for a long 
time, was that it didn't exist. Then when he ad- 
mitted there is a recession, he blamed it on a 
selected few past Presidents. Later, when a couple 
of the economic index figures went up a little bit, he 
was right ready to proclaim that the recession was 
a thing of the past. Well, it isn't. And it won't be 
until we get the economy really moving again. 

As I write this column, the papers are beginning 
to report a bit of improvement in industrial activity. 



Thanks to lower interest rates, housing starts are 
increasing. There's been a little upturn in the 
stricken lumber industry. Retail sales are a trifle 

All of this is good news, but it's still too little and 
too late. Perhaps it will be just a flash in the pan. 
Perhaps the trend upward will continue — I sure 
hope so. 

But whether the economic trend is up, level or 
down, one thing is clear: unemployment is still at 
an unacceptably high level. 

Congress, by the time you read this, undoubtedly 
will have passed a jobs bill. It won't be nearly 
enough, because of fear of a Presidential veto of 
anything better, but it's far more than the President 
would have done if so many of his party's Con- 
gressional candidates hadn't been defeated last 
November. So far as it goes, it will help — and we 
ought to do more. 

T here's nothing like big dollars in purchasing 
power to get a little color back in the cheeks of 
the American economic system. You can give 
tax credits and other incentives all day long to 
the big corporations — but if us working folks don't 
have a few pieces of green in our wallets or hand- 
bags, we're not going to buy very much at the 
store or the service center. And business depends 
on a lot of people doing a lot of buying. 

Now, if you happen to be the head of a con- 
glomerate corporation or a multi-billion dollar 
bank, you'll be eager to tell the average citizen 
that, in one way or another, what's good for busi- 
ness is good for America. You'll explain that when 
the corporations and the banks are prosperous, 
the prosperity will "trickle down" to the average 
man, woman and child. 

The trouble is that this is a very slow process, 
and a lot of us average citizens can get pretty des- 
perate before the "trickle down" ever reaches us. 

If the auto makers, the house makers, the shirt 
makers, and the food makers are going to sell 
their products in the big volume that American 
mass production requires, the buying power has 
to be spread around in big quantities, fairly and 
equitably. It hasn't been, these last few years, and 
much of the reason for the slump can be traced 
directly to that cause. 

Another reason has been our national trade 
policy. The theory-people love "free trade," and 
they seem to think we should do nothing to in- 
terfere with an allegedly "natural law" of inter- 

national trade, even if it kills or wounds a good 
many of our industries. The Japanese, the 
European Common Market and the Communist 
countries build more dams against free flowing 
international trade than a team of beavers in a 
swampy pond. But the theory-people keep arguing 
that it wouldn't be right for us to protect even a 
piece of this American market for our own goods. 

It must be nice to be able to work these theories 
out in a fancy air conditioned office building. It's 
not so nice when you get laid off at a sawmill or a 
furniture plant or an auto assembly line and the 
theorist tells you that eventually, probably, maybe, 
you'll find another job at the comer fast food 
outlet ... for a lot less dollars. 

Franklin Roosevelt wouldn't waste much time 
with that kind of theory. As a practical man, he'd 
be looking for ways to build the domestic market 
and increase the buying power of average working 
people. Ronald Reagan ought to take some time out 
from his impractical theories, read up on history, 
and give the country some effective and thoughtful 
leadership, for a change. An awful lot of us would 
be better off if he could, and would. 


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Building Trades Stress Jobs, Anti-Union Fight David Periman 2 

Open-Shop Drive Aimed at Unions Bob Cooney 6 

Brotherhood Offers Testimony on Asbestos Standards 8 

General Representatives Conference in Washington 1 1 

1983 Union Industries Shov/ at St. Louis 14 

'Building Union' in New York 16 

Court Orders Release of 'Double Breasted' Data _ 17 

Operation Turnaround in Wisconsin . 18 

Busy Day in the Life of Two Retirees 22 

Power Tools, Part Two interview with Clay Furtaw 29 


Washington Report 


Ottawa Report _. 1 3 

Local Union News 19 

Apprenticeship and Training _ 23 

Consumer Clipboard: Sweets in the Diet 26 

Plane Gossip 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

in Memoriam 36 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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Building Trades [onference Stresses Jobs, 
Figlit Against Hnti-Unian Encraacliments 


More than 3,000 local leaders of 
America's building trades unions pro- 
posed a top-priority "jobs agenda" to 
Congress and to the Administration, 
seeking bipartisan support for its 

They pressed for firm commitments 
to a package of construction programs 
designed to fuel economic recovery 
while leaving a tangible legacy of 
housing, roads, new energy sources, 
industrial modernization and public 

They heard pledges of strong sup- 
port from leading Democrats who 
spoke to them, encouragement from 
Republicans seeking to change their 
party's course — and friendly words 
from Administration officials. But the 
keynote from President Robert A. 
Georgine of the AFL-CIO Building & 
Construction Trades Dept. stressed 
that words are not enough. 

"Neither Congress nor the Ad- 
ministration is doing all that it can 
or should do," Georgine declared. 
"America has waited too long to go 
back to work." 

The grim backdrop to the depart- 
ment's three-day national conference 
was continued Depression-level job- 

The unemployment epidemic, now 
in its second year, has struck down 

UBC General President Pat Campbell 
greets Former Vice President Walter 
Mondale as he approaches the rostrum. 

one out of four members of the 
1 5 affiliated construction crafts — 
1,072,000 out of 4,100,000 members. 

"That makes 1,072,000 reasons why 
the principal item on our agenda must 
be jobs," Georgine said. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
told the delegates that their agenda 
is a central part of the AFL-CIO's 
comprehensive economic recovery pro- 

He scored the paradox of high un- 
employment among experienced con- 

struction workers while "millions of 
Americans cannot find reasonably 
priced housing. And he urged employ- 
ment and training programs for young 
people, including expansion of the Job 
Corps and establishment of a new 
Youth Conservation Corps. 

Kirkland urged the building trades 
locals to join with other unions in their 
communities for the Labor Day 
"marches, demonstrations and rallies" 
that will mark Solidarity Day ILL 


The delegates gave warm, applause- 
punctuated welcomes to the two Demo- 
cratic presidential candidates who ad- 
dressed the conference — former Vice 
President Walter F. Mondale and Sen. 
Alan Cranston. 

Mondale several times brought the 
delegates to their feet with a slashing 
attack on what he termed "the most 
anti-labor Administration in modern 
times," a pledge to name a Secretary 
of Labor who "wants to work with 
organized labor" and to "enforce both 
the letter and spirit of the Davis-Bacon 

Cranston said that as President, he 
would submit a full employment pro- 
gram to Congress in the first 60 days 
of his Administration and "use the 
immense powers of the presidency to 
build a national coalition to support 
the plan." Never again, he said, should 


Americans "accept unemployment as a 
cure for inflation." 

House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, 
Jr. linked the duration and severity of 
the recession to President Reagan's 
belief that "government is the prob- 
lem." Democrats, he said, "believe 
government has to be an active par- 
ticipant in the rehabilitation of our 

O'Neill cited bipartisan cooperation 
in Congress on an assortment of major 
bills and said he has "no doubt" that 
there can be similar cooperation on 
shaping a budget that will include 
economic recovery measures. But "will 
the President work with us?" O'Neill 
asked. "He holds the key." 


The theme of bipartisan efforts for 
at least segments of labor's program 
was sounded also by two moderate 
Republicans, Sen. John Heinz (Pa.) 
and Sen. Bob Packwood (Ore.) Pack- 
wood told the conference that he is 
prepared to lead a fight in the Senate 
against the Administration bill to 
make workers pay income taxes on 
any portion of health insurance pre- 
miums paid by employers that e.xceeds 
specified limits. 

The late Rep. Phillip Burton (D- 
Calif.) had been scheduled to address 
the conference, and his close friend 
and colleague on the House Education 
and Labor Committee, Rep. George 
Miller (D-Calif.), spoke in his place. A 
number of other House members took 
part in workshop sessions on topics 
ranging from pension legislation to 

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who 
spoke on the conference's final day, 
proposed reconstruction of American 
industry along lines that have been 
urged by the AFL-CIO. 

President Reagan, who had ad- 
dressed the past two annual con- 
ferences, invited about 100 national 
officers and state council presidents to 
a White House reception, which Vice 
President Bush also attended. And two 
of his Cabinet members — Labor Sec. 
Raymond J. Donovan and Transporta- 
tion Sec. Elizabeth Dole — addressed 
the conference. 

Dole got a friendly reception when 
she was introduced and a few jeers 
when she spoke of "the tremendous 
job" that President Reagan has done. 

Donovan earned some sprinkles of 
applause with aflirmations of support 
for the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage 
law and his expressions of concur- 
rence in the building trades theme that 

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From the top of the 
column down: 
Thomas P. "Tip" 

Speaker of ihc US 
House of Repre- 
Alan Cranston 
US Senator, California 
George Miller 

Robert Gcorgine 

President, Building 

Elizabeth Dole 
US Secretary of 
Robert Packwood 
US Senator, Oregon 
John Heinz 
US Senator, 

Lane Kirkland 

President, AFL-CIO 
Raymond Donovan 
US Secretary of Labor 
Ret. Lt. Gen. Brent 

Chairman, President's 
Commission on 
Strategic Forces 
Mario Cuomo 
Governor, New Yoric 

MAY, 198 3 

Former Vice President Walter Mondale spoke informally to 
members of the Building Trades executive board on the 
opening day of the conference in Washington. 

Former General President William Konyha with members of 
the Ohio delegation. From right: Mike Beckus, Konyha, 
State Council President Milan Marsh, and Art Gelea, BA, 
Ohio Valley DC. 

UBC General President Pat Campbell 
confers with a delegate at the platform. 

General Secretary John S. Rogers joins 
a group of delegates on the convention 

General Treasurer Charles Nichols with 
Robert Heinrichson, California Sheet 
Metal Worker. 

The panel for a workshop on organizing, from left: Con 
O'Shea, special representative, Los Angeles County Building 
and Construction Trades Council; Robert Pleasure, associate 
general counsel for the United Brotherhood; Wayne 
Norwood, assistant director of organization for the Building 
Trades (at the microphone); and Tom Owens, Building Trades 
organizing director (beyond the rostrum). 

A workshop panel on the Job Training Partnership Act 
included, from left: Kenneth Edwards, director of skill 
improvement, IBEW; Ray Robertson, apprenticeship and 
training director for the Ironworkers (at the microphone); 
Phyllis Israel, technical coordinator, Operating Engineers; 
and tlie Brotherhood's technical director, James Tinkcom. 


Continued from Page 3 

America can build its way out of 

The nation is on the edge of "the 
longest, most sustained recovery in our 
lifetime," Donovan insisted. But only, 
he added, if "looming deficits" in the 
budget are "brought under control." 

Jobs were the dominant, but not the 
only issue addressed by the conference 

Kirkland spoke of the AFL-CIO's 
experiment in seeking a pre-convention 

consensus for the endorsement of a 
presidential candidate so that labor's 
influence is not "divided and frag- 

There's "an element of risk" in such 
an effort, Kirkland acknowledged. But 
he quoted an adage of the sea, "A ship 
in harbor is safe, but that is not what 
ships were built for." 

America's workers, he suggested, 
"cannot wait six years for a new eco- 
nomic policy based on fairness." 

Georgine, in his opening address, 
voiced the determination of the con- 
struction unions to "go to the mat" 

with the proliferation of non-union 
and "double-breasted" contractors. 

"We must examine anything and 
everything that prevents us from com- 
peting" with non-union bidders for 
available work, he urged, including 
such matters as work rules and man- 
ning requirements. 

At the same time, he said, the 
unions will be pressing Congress to 
insist that the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board follow the intent of exist- 
ing labor law and stop allowing build- 
ing trades employers to "walk away 
from their collective bargaining obliga- 


One million, 
Seucntv-Tujo Thousnnd Reasons 

Excerpts from the Keynote Address by Robert A. Georgine, 
President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, 
AFL-CIO at the 1983 National Conference April 18, 1983. 

One million, seventy-two thousand building trades 
workers are unemployed today. They are at home — 
without work, without help, and many without hope. 

That makes one million, seventy-two thousand 
reasons why the principal item on our agenda must 
be jobs . . . 

For too long, we've heard the refrain "recovery is 
just around the corner." 

Neither we, nor our country, can sit on our hands 
waiting for recovery to happen. 

Now, more than ever, Congress and the Adminis- 
tration must work together to create new job 
opportunities for building tradesmen and to get the 
economy back on its feet. We say that for three 

First, our industry is the engine that will power 
the rest of the economy to recovery. 

Second, until the construction industry gets 
moving again, there is little hope that the rest of 
the American economy will be able to achieve and 
sustain a strong recovery. 

Third, and most importantly, America should 
build its way out of the recession — not just spend 
its way out. 

it may cost less to have the government hire 
unemployed workers for short-term jobs. 

But when those jobs are over, what's left? 

Whatever our members build has a purpose and 
further use. 

Building new housing does more than provide 

It is the key to recovery in the lumber industry. 

Home construction also creates jobs in the 
manufacture and sale of home appliances, flooring, 
shingles, wiring, panelling and all the other 
materials that go into houses. 

Even /a/'ssez fa/re economists know that industry 
and communities need municipal sewage treatment 
facilities and water systems. 

Sure, these projects mean jobs for our members. 

But, in the long run, they provide the base that 
sustains the jobs of many other workers. 

Anyone who lived through the Arab oil embargo 
knows that building new power plants provides the 
energy America needs. 

We need new power sources to protect con- 
sumers from shortages and price increases caused 
when foreign nations manipulate the sources of 

Highways and bridges are more than conven- 

iences for tourists; they are essential to transport 
goods to the markets efficiently. 

Mass transit systems reduce air pollution caused 
by auto emissions and enable workers to get to 
their jobs. 

We all know that building new plants will mean 
improved productivity and a competitive advantage 
for American products. 

And that new coal ports mean jobs for coal 
miners and longshoremen and improve our balance 
of trade. 

The construction industry — our industry — is 
truly the engine of the economy. 

And if it doesn't get on the track soon, the entire 
economy will stay stranded at the station . . . 

You can make cars drive slower over cracked and 
crumbling roads, but the roads still crumble. 

You can force people to double up in cramped 
housing, but the need for new housing is still there. 

The Congress and the President can look the 
other way. 

They can pretend they don't see the problems. 

But they can't postpone the inevitable. 

Our country needs a massive investment in the 
roads, waterways and mass transit systems which 
form the backbone of our economy. 

The federal government must make a commit- 
ment to the future of this country. 

It must make the decision now to put our 
members back to work rebuilding America. 

But the growth that our country needs can not 
happen without new and expanded sources of 

We can't create new jobs unless we create more 

The connection between jobs and energy is clear. 

During the 1973 Arab oil embargo, unemploy- 
ment jumped two-and-a-half percent. 

If we are short on energy, we are short on jobs. 

We must build new power plants to provide the 
electrical energy our country needs to grow. 

We must unleash our stalled nuclear energy 
industry and allow it to fulfill its tremendous 

We must also tap America's great coal reserves, 
which could supply our energy needs for 500 years. 

And we must develop new energy sources — such 
as solar and synfuels — in order to maintain the 
energy balance we need to maintain stability. 

This is a program of growth. 

And it is a program that can't wait. 

America has waited too long to go back to work. 


MAY, 1983 

Recovery talk ^cruel joke' on jobless 

Open Shop Driue nimBd at Unions, 
Corpenters' Campbell [horges 

In his first press con- 
ference since taking 
office, General President 
Campbell tells Washing- 
ton labor reporters where 
the UBC stands today. 
The accompanying article 
was written by one of 
the reporters present. 

By Robert B. Cooney 

PAI Staff Writer 

An open shop movement reminis- 
cent of the 1920s is trying to take 
advantage of the recession to weaken 
and oust unions in the construction 
industry, Carpenters President Patrick 
Campbell charged, last month. 

In a meeting with reporters, Camp- 
bell was asked if today's open shop 
drive, efforts to repeal the Davis- 
Bacon Act, the Reagan Administra- 
tion's attitude toward labor, and the 
Labor Dept.'s stepped-up audits of 
unions were similar to the open shop 
campaign of the 1920s. 

"Absolutely, absolutely," he replied. 

Campbell told how open shop 
operators advertised for workers in 
Houston and elsewhere and drew many 
more jobseekers than they needed. 

Recalling ads about jobs in Hawaii, 
Campbell said, "We had inquiries from 
all over the US asking 'Should we go 
to Honolulu?' " He said the union 
already had 2,000 unemployed car- 
penters there. 

Campbell criticized the Administra- 
tion's optimism on the economy. He 

said it took the Reagan Administration 
a year and a half to recognize the re- 
cession and only about IVi minutes to 
claim it was over. 

"Talk of economic recovery is 
premature, misleading and a cruel 
joke on millions of unemployed," 
Campbell declared. 

He said more than 200,000 men and 
women are out of work in industries 
represented by the Carpenters. "Our 
people are hurting," he said. 

He said the union has lost 50,000 
members in the current recession and 
unemployment is running 56% in the 
lumber and sawmill industry, for 


The Carpenters' membership, once 
850,000, is now below 700,000. 

Unemployment remains heavy in the 
construction industry, Campbell said, 
and he doesn't see any turnaround for 
two or three more years. 

There are only three cities where 
there is almost "full employment," he 
said. He cited Boston, New York City 
and said it's "fairly good" in Philadel- 


"Anti-union forces are seeking to 
use the recession to enlarge their 
beachhead in the industry," Campbell 
said. He said their effort to coax Con- 
gress into repealing Davis-Bacon "is 
unremitting and heavily-financed." 

He criticized the US Labor Depart- 
ment for what he said was encourage- 
ment of law enforcement agencies "to 
look with suspicion on the labor move- 

Under President Reagan's 1984 
budget proposals for the year starting 
October 1, the Labor Dept.'s Labor- 
Management Services Administration 
would get 131 new positions. 

The Labor Department has said 
most of the new personnel would be 
used "to strengthen the agency's ability 
to investigate the misuse of union and 
pension and welfare benefit plan 
funds." Under the new budget, LMSA 
would have 1.248 positions and S64 
million, compared to 1,117 positions 
and 558 million now. 


The plans for fiscal 1984 call for 
auditing financial records of more than 
2,100 local unions. This year, 1,350 
are expected to be done. In 1982, there 
were 740 audits. 

In addition, the enforcement branch 
plans to check the books of 27 inter- 
national unions in 1984. 

The Labor Department's LMSA 
was headed by Donald L. Dotson 
before he was nominated by President 
Reagan and confirmed by the Senate 
for a five-year term as chairman of the 
National Labor Relations Board. 

Campbell said he was concerned 
about the 5,000 or so local union 
officers in his union. He said a member 
who works every day also may serve 
as financial secretary and may make 
an error that amounts to "peanuts." 
Yet he could lose everything he earned 
in 25 years. Campbell said. He said 
such officials cannot be likened to bank 
or corporate executives. 

To promote jobs. Campbell called 
for an "Operation Turnaround." He 
said the Carpenters union is willing to 
provide a favorable work climate for 
fair and conscientious union contrac- 
tors. This does not mean "massive 
givebacks," he said, but rather a co- 
operative approach to enable con- 
tractors to compete with "unfair, low- 
wage, non-union contractors." 

However, he said, to get the national 
economy moving, it will take the 
nation's leaders to develop programs 
to get people back to work. 



Housing Starts Down 9% In March 
After Gains In January, February 

Starts of new homes declined 9.2% in 
March to a seasonally adjusted annual 
rate of 1,611,000 units, the Commerce 
Dept. reported. 

However, the March rate of starts was 
75% above the very depressed rate of 
one year ago, and starts during the first 
quarter of 1983 were up 82% over the 
total for 19S2's first quarter. 

The depanment said the first three 
months of this year added up to the best 
quarter since 1979. 

The March decrease followed a 4.8% 
gain in February and a 33% jump in 

Starts of single-family homes fell 8.0% 
in March to a seasonally adjusted annual 
rate of 991,000 units. Starts of muhi- 
family units dropped 9.9% to a 620,000- 
unit annual rate. 

The issuance of building permits also 
declined in March — by 4% to an ad- 
justed annual rate of 1,434,000 units. 

Permits had increased for six straight 
months before March. The March rate 
was 68.5% above the year-earlier level. 

National Association of Home Builders 
President Harry Pryde said, "We were 
expecting the March decline because the 
production numbers for January and 
February were inflated slightly by sea- 

sonal adjustment factors. The March 
housing starts rate is still a good 

Pryde said that the upturn, previously 
concentrated in the fast growing areas of 
the Sunbelt, now is moving slowly into 
some areas of the Frostbelt. 

However, Pryde noted that many 
builders were starting units in anticipa- 
tion of a further decline in mortgage 
interest rates later this year — a develop- 
ment that would give another boost to 
the current strong pace of new home 

But "if interest rates don't decline 
another point or two, we could get stuck 
with a large inventory of unsold new 
homes in certain areas of the country," 
Pryde warned. 

According to a nationwide builder sur- 
vey which the N.\HB conducted in 
March, the housing market is expected 
to continue to gather momentum for at 
least another six months. 

The March rate of 1.61 million starts 
may be compared to the 2.2 million new 
housing units which labor economists say 
are needed annually to provide for new 
household formation and to replace old 
housing stock. (PAI) 

Production, Factory Use Rise 
For Fourth Consecutive Month 

Industrial production and factory use 
both rose in March for the fourth month 
in a row, the Federal Reserve Board 

Production in the nation's factories, 
mines, and utilities increased a seasonally 
adjusted 1.1% following a weak 0.3% 
gain in February and a revised 1.5% 
rise in January. 

The Fed reported that large gains 
occurred in the output of construction 
supplies, durable and nondurable ma- 
terials, and consumer goods other than 
aulos and appliances. 

Auto assemblies declined to an annual 
rate of 5.8 million units from a 6.3 mil- 
lion rate in February. 

Business equipment output increased 
0.4% following declines in most recent 
months. Production of military and space 
equipment continued to rise and was 
almost 10% above a year ago. 

Among industry groupings, manu- 
facturing output rose 1.3% in March, but 

was still 9% lower than in July 1981, 
when the recession began. 

The output of electric and gas utilities 
rose 1.1%. But mining output fell almost 
2% as coal production and oil and gas 
well drilling were curtailed further. 

In its report on factory use, the Fed 
said capacity utilization rose 0.7 percent- 
age points in March to 69.4%, slightly 
less than the level in August despite four 
straight monthly gains. 

The March gain "reflected widespread 
increases in activity among manufactur- 
ing industries," the Fed reported. Within 
manufacturing, it said "the iron and steel 
industry continued to reactivate capacity 
at a fast pace — its operating rate has 
risen from 35.5% last December to 
almost 52% in March." 

Private economists predicted that re- 
covery will be less robust and more 
erratic than the average rebound follow- 
ing the eight recessions since World War 
II. (PAI) 

MAY, 1983 




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Representatives of Metal Trades unions at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard testifying at the Congressional hearing in Kittery. 
At the microphones, from left, are Joseph Luvisi, Plumbers' steward; Lawrence Cooper, president of the Metal Trades Council 
at the shipyard: Steve Perry, steward from Brotherhood's Shipyard Local 3073: and Steven Herman, a Machinists' steward. 
Among those seated behind these men are: Scott Schneider, the UBC's industrial hygienist from Washington, D.C. (at far left);. 
Richard Heon, chief steward, UBC Local 3073 (between Luvisi and Cooper); Stuart Nelson, director of the Defense Depart- 
ment's Safety and Occupational Health Policy Office (to the left of Cooper); Navy Capt. Joseph Yurso, commander of the 
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (right of Cooper); and Capt. John Edwards, chief of the Navy Medical Corps (with fingers to chin) — 
Photographs on this page and the opposite page by Kim Clark. 

Navy Changes Asbestos Standards after Probe 

Brotherhood Offers Testimony on Shipyard Conditions 

It took union determination and an 
on-the-spot Congressional subcommittee 
investigation to accomplish it, but workers 
at the Portsmouth, N.H., Naval Shipyard 
now have improved asbestos standards 
at their workplace. 

The US Navy announced on April 18 
its intent to "achieve literal compliance" 
with an Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration directive which sets an 
asbestos exposure level considered safe 
for all workers. 

"I'd be less than candid, if I didn't say 
this Congressional hearing did not some- 
what expedite the change in standards," 
Stuart Nelson of the Department of 
Defense said at a hearing before the 
House Government Operations Subcom- 
mittee on Manpower and Housing at 
Kittery, Maine, near the Portsmouth, 
N.H. Naval Shipyard. 

The Defense Department actually 
issued the order April 15, admittedly 
in anticipation of the hearing a few days 
later, according to a Navy official. 

Affected by the Navy's compliance 
action are approximately 300 members 
of the United Brotherhood's Local 3073. 
There are approximately 9,000 employees 
in the shipyard, altogether of which 
5,600 are members of the Metal Trades 

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) who, 
chairs the House subcommittee charged 
with OSHA oversight responsibility, con- 
ducted the Kittery hearing in response to 
two major complaints against the Ports- 
mouth Naval Shipyard by the Federal 
Employees Metal Trades Council. 

The employee group questioned the 
Navy's asbestos-related medical surveil- 
lance program because, until April 15, it 
was based on an exposure trigger point 
higher than OSHA's and not sanctioned 
by OSHA as an acceptable alternative. 

Second, the unions of the Metal Trades 
Council alleged that the Navy has been 
denying workers access to records of as- 
bestos exposure, and in the case of some 
individual exposures, not even maintain- 
ing such records. OSHA officials at the 
hearing supported the Metal Trades 
Council's claim that, under OSHA regu- 
lations and Executive Order 12196, the 
Navy ought to keep and make available 
individual records. 

The Navy stood firm on its position 
that certain recordkeeping provisions of 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
do not apply to it by virtue of its being 
outside the private sector. 


In response to the medical surveillance 
issue, Stuart Nelson, director of the De- 
partment of Defense's Safety and Occupa- 
tional Health Policy Office, conceded to 
the subcommittee that "the Navy was in 
technical violation of the OSHA criteria" 
when it made medical surveillance avail- 
able to employees only after exposure to 
0.5 fibers of asbestos (longer than five 
micrometers) per cubic centimeter of air 
over any given time period. Its standard 
is set forth in the Department's Occupa- 
tional Health Surveillance Manual. 

A 15-days-per-quarter and 45-days-per- 

year frequency exposure rate also is re- 
quired in that Navy criteria, although 
another Navy official testified that the 
frequency provision "is invoked only as a 
guideline for medical officers estimating 
exposure to asbestos after the fact." He 
added that the Navy has "in effect offered 
asbestos medical surveillance exams to all 
who request to be in the medical surveil- 
lance program." 

In contrast to the Navy standard that 
was under question, an OSHA program 
instruction establishes criteria calling for 
medical exams to begin after exposure to 
0.1 fibers/cc of air over any time weighted 
average seven or eight hour period. 

Donald MacKenzie, New England re- 
gional director for OSHA, testified, 
"OSHA believes that this instruction is 
applicable to federal agencies as well as 
the private sector since the instruction im- 
plements an OSHA standard. By executive 
order the agency has adopted an approved 
alternative regulation." 

Nelson also admitted the Navy's guilt 
in not having applied for an approved 
variance from the OSHA standard. He 
maintained, however, that the Navy 
standard was in most cases stricter than 
OSHA's and stressed that the Navy's vio- 
lation was "technical." 

Frank responded to Nelson, saying, 
"To characterize a violation of the law as 
technical or non-technical is, I think, to 
denigrate the legal process." 


The Navy will not abandon its own 0.5 
fibers/cc of air criteria, continued Nelson, 



but will instead "superimpose the OSHA 
criteria on our own current criteria." A 
Naval medical officer summarized tlie 
new "and/or" approach, telling the sub- 
committee: "Medical surveillance will be 
initiated in the DOD whenever the DOD 
or OSHA requirement is met, whichever 
is the most stringent. The effect will be 
that DOD will at least equal the OSHA 
requirements in all cases and in most 
cases exceed it." 

Nelson held up the Portsmouth ship- 
yard as an example of what he called 
the Navy's comprehensive tracking of 
personnel with the greatest potential risk. 
He said that under Navy criteria alone, 
40% of the Portsmouth workers are cur- 
rently enrolled in the facility's surveil- 
lance program. 

During his testimony, however, the 
union representatives scoffed at Nelson's 
example, saying that those enrolled in the 
Portsmouth program are given medical 
exams "about once every three to five 
years." In its own testimony, the union 
labeled the Navy program is "meaning- 
less" and in a statement issued separately, 
the union called for annual exams for all 
employees exposed to any level of 

Expert testimony by Dr. George Lord, 
a Maine physician conducting research on 
asbestos-related lung cancer and other 
effects of asbestos exposure, stated that 
even an annual exam has very limited 
value: "An annual exam will not help. 
Once there is already a shadow showing 
on an X-ray, the problem is there. You 
need to prevent it: I advocate prevention 
all the way." 


Joseph Luvisi, a chief steward for one 
of the 12 union locals that comprise the 
Metal Trades Council, contended that the 
Navy had known for years that its trigger 
point was not in compliance with OSHA's 
and was potentially problematic. He said 
the Navy had been "lying back quietly 
counting on a legal loophole to get it out 
of any possible adverse situation." Luvisi 
cited a September 1980 letter from the 
office of the commander, Naval Sea Sys- 

tems Command, which acknowledges the 
0.1 fibers/cc of air standard as being ap- 
plicable to the private sector, but which 
skirts the issue of its applicability to the 
federal sector and suggests that questions 
could arise. The shipyard worker criti- 
cized the Navy command for not seeking 
guidance from the secretary of labor as to 
whether or not the standard was appli- 

In his testimony, Luvisi also quoted a 
March 18 memo from John F. Plummer, 
director of OSHA's Office of Federal 
Agency Programs, which followed a 
meeting the previous day between OSHA 
and Navy officials in Washington and ex- 
pressed Plummer's belief that "the Navy 
felt the expense of complying with OSHA 
procedures and standards would be too 
costly and would, in fact, result in medi- 
cal monitoring of all the Porstmouth 

Local 3073's shop steward, Stephen 
Perry, supported Luvisi's testimony. He 
described for subcommittee members an 
occasion when he was exposed to un- 
known concentrations of asbestos while 
working in the reactor compartment of a 

"Large amounts of visible fiberous ma- 
terial covered my clothing and that of 
my co-workers on each of five days. This 
fiberous material was identified as amosite 

"One of my supervisors who went into 
the area in which I was working got 
'fiberous material' on his clothing and re- 
ported this to the occupational safety and 
health office. He was called almost im- 
mediately following his report by the 
shop superintendent, who told him to 
keep his mouth shut and not to cause any 
trouble concerning the asbestos issue, or 
words to that effect . . ." 


On the issue of access to exposure rec- 
ords, MacKenzie said he had just been 
advised by an OSHA staff attorney in 
Washington that the agency held the 
Navy to be responsible under Sections 6 
and 8 of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act, as well as Executive Order 

12196, for compliance with OSHA pro- 
gram directives regarding recordkeeping 
and provision of access. MacKenzie em- 
phasized, "You could not possibly have a 
good safety and health program unless the 
employees have access to these records." 

But Captain Joseph F. Yurso, com- 
mander of the Portsmouth base, told the 
subcommittee that the shipyard "is not 
required by law" to comply with OSHA 
regulations giving workers unrestricted 
access to all records. When asked by 
Frank to explain why the Navy holds 
that belief, Yurso said he could not pro- 
vide a "legal interpretation" but that it 
had been explained to him as having to 
do with the wording of the Executive 
Order that puts all federal occupational 
safety and health programs under OSHA's 

Lt. Commander John B. Montgomery 
of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advo- 
cate General contended that there are 
two separate programs under the Act, one 
applicable to the private sector and one 
applicable to the federal sector. "And we 
are not following the provisions in the 
private sector program," he added. 

Chairman Frank commented that it 
seemed to him "unseemly for the Depart- 
ment of Defense and the Department of 
Labor to be quarreling over the applica- 
bility of a regulation," especially in light 
of President Reagan's recent call for fed- 
eral agencies to consider themselves 
models of good health and safety pro- 
grams for their employees. 

Frank asked Montgomery if he thought 
repromulgation of the disputed provision 
would be enough to compel Navy com- 
pliance with the OSHA directive, or if it 
might take a new piece of legislation to 
achieve Navy compliance with the access 
to records provision. The Navy lawyer 
said that repromulgation of the order us- 
ing different languages would be sufficient. 

Frank said after the hearing that the 
access issue "seems to be a fairly sub- 
stantial bone of contention." He suggested 
that the subcommittee may bring the con- 
flict to the attention of the White House 
staff, and that legislation may be drafted 
to strengthen OSHA's enforcement pow- 
ers over federal agencies. 

US Senator George Mitchell oj Maine, 
left, and Congressman Norman 
D' Amours of New Hampshire testified 
in support of strict standards for ship- 
yard workers. 

Presenting testimony on government 
asbestos standards were Donald 
MacKenzie. OSHA regional adminis- 
trator, left and Bud Siroonian. an OSHA 

Representative John McKernan, of 
Maine, a member of the US House of 
Representative Subcommittee on Man- 
power and Housing, listens carcfidly to 
the testimony. 

IVI A Y, 1983 



Congress approved and President Reagan signed 
into law a six-month extension of tiie federally 
funded supplemental unemployment compensation 
program — the safety net for persons who have 
exhausted their regular and extended benefits — 
just as it was to expire. 

Debated as part of the social security reform bill, 
the jobless benefits measure was sent to Reagan 
separately for his signature so that benefits would 
not be interrupted. The supplemental benefits 
program was set to expire on March 31. 

The provisions on unemployment compensation 
contain $2 billion to continue the supplemental 
jobless benefits program through September 30. As 
enacted, the provisions allow those who have 
exhausted up to 39 weeks of regular and extended 
benefits to qualify for a maximum of eight to 14 
additional weeks of payments, depending on their 
state's unemployment date. 


According to a recent study by Indiana Univer- 
sity, summarized in US News and World Report, 
81 % of US workers are satisfied with their jobs, 
compared with 53% in Japan. Americans like their 
supervisors better, enjoy their tasks more, and 
are happier. Two thirds would take their jobs again, 
if they had to do it over. 

However, the size of the paycheck seems to mean 
more to US workers than to Japanese workers. 
Forty-three percent of the Japanese workers 
interviewed would turn down another job that pays 
more. Only 24% of the Americans would. 


With airline pilot unemployment hovering at the 
15% level, the Air Line Pilots Association has 
started a nationwide computerized job bank to help 
its members find work. 

Airline deregulation and the recession have 
caused 5,100 furloughs out of the 34,000 pilots 
ALPA represents at 44 airlines. Throughout the 
industry, about 54,000 airline workers have been 
laid off in the past two years. 


Extension of the federal revenue-sharing program 
Is urgently needed to keep states and localities 
from sinking into insolvency, the AFL-CIO told 

Calling for enactment of a bill to reauthorize the 
program for another five years, Assistant Director 
Arnold Cantor of the federation's Dept. of Economic 
Research told a Senate Finance subcommittee that 
cities and states face a severe financial crunch 
because of the Reagan recession, revenue short- 
falls, high interest rates, competing tax-exempt 
financial instruments, inadequate tax structures, 
and critical spending needs. 

The revenue-sharing program is scheduled to 
expire on Sept. 30. The measure favored by the 
AFL-CIO as the most consistent with its own 
approach to the issue is Heinz's proposed State 
and Local Assistance Act which would make states 
eligible for revenue-sharing again. They were made 
ineligible in 1980 although the program for local- 
ities continued. 


The National Council for Low Interest Rates, a 
coalition of civil rights leaders, mayors, farm groups 
and labor unions, is once again active in Congress. 
The group is backing controls on interest rates 
which pose the single most significant barrier to 
investment in the housing industry. 

While interest rates have actually declined during 
the past year, the "real" interest rate — which is the 
prime rate minus inflation — has remained 
dangerously high. 

The new bill introduced is similar to the Credit 
Control Act, which gave the President authority to 
regulate and control extensions of credit when he 
determines that such action is necessary to "reduce 
high levels of unemployment . . ." 

Specifically, the new bill would have the following 
features: 1) the term of the chairman of the Federal 
Reserve Board would be the same as the term of 
the President; 2) the Federal Reserve Board would 
be required to set annual monetary growth targets; 

3) there would be an increase in the size of the 
Federal Reserve Board of Governors in order to 
include representatives from groups such as the 
agriculture community, small business and labor; 

4) the terms of the Governors would be reduced 
from 14 to 7 years. 


President Reagan's so-called "freeze" on govern- 
ment spending stops at the White House door, 
according to the budget he has proposed. 

Reagan's budget proposals include a 10.6% 
increase in spending for the White House residence. 
He asks for $1.5 million more than last yearfor 
White House office operations, for a total of $23.4 
million. Total executive expenses would be $1 10.5 
million, an increase of 19% since Reagan became 



UBC Representatives Briefed on Policies and Objectives 

Pre-Job Conferences, Project Agreements Among Topics Discussed 

In response to a circular letter from 
General President Patrick J. Campbell, 
general and joint representatives of the 
United Brotherhood from throughout 
the United States and Canada as- 
sembled at the General Office in Wash- 
ington, D.C., April 21 for a two-day 
briefing on plans and policies for the 
coming months. 

Joining the representatives were 
members of the General Executive 
Board and the General Officers. Their 
presence gave added importance to the 
two-day conference. 

Each of the General Officers spoke 
to the gathering, expressing in detail 
his particular concerns on various 
international issues. General President 
Campbell stressed that UBC repre- 
sentatives must work closely with local 
unions and district councils as they 
attempt to find work for their mem- 
bers. Pointing out that high percent- 
ages of the membership are jobless in 
many areas and that unemployment 
compensation is running out in some 
states, Campbell emphasized that UBC 
representatives should play a crucial 









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role in keeping local unions adminis- 
tratively sound during this period of 

Various speakers briefed the repre- 
sentatives on current jurisdictional 
problems of the Brotherhood, on 
effective ways of representing members 
in pre-job conferences, and on handling 
project agreements. Heavy emphasis 
was put upon combatting the growing 
open-shop movement in the construc- 
tion industry. 

The representatives' assembly fol- 
lowed immediately after the AFL-CIO 

General President Pat Campbell 
stressed the need for political 
awareness among the member- 
ship in the years ahead. On the 
platform, from the left, are: 
Second General Vice President 
Pete Ochocki, First General 
I'icc President Sigurd Lucassen, 
General Secretary John Rogers, 
General Treasurer Charles 
Nichols, and General President 
Emeritus William Sidell. 

MAY, 1983 


First Vice President Liicassen stressed 
the need for working closely with local 
and district council officers. 

Vice President Ochocki reminded the representatives that open-shop advocates will try 
devious means to defeat unionization. To his left. Director of Organization James 
Parker and his assistant, Greg Denier, prepare to discuss Operation Turnaround. 

General Counsel William McGowan cites 
some of the legal pitfalls unions may face 
in the months ahead. 

Jim Davis, assistant to the general 
president, discusses the problems of 
jurisdiction in the construction industry. 

General Treasurer Nichols explains the 
need for support of the Carpenters 
Legislative Improvement Committee. 

Building and Construction Trades 
Legislative Conference, April 18-20, 
which was also held in the nation's 
capital. Most participants attended 
both gatherings. 

UBC leaders expressed concern for 
the Brotherhood's declining member- 
ship since it peaked at 849,000 in the 
early 1970s. Charts and graphs pre- 
sented by General Secretary John 
Rogers showed that every district in 
the US and Canada, except District 
10, in Western Canada, has suffered 
membership losses over the ten-year 
period between 1972 and 1982. The 
General Secretary noted that even 
District 10 was beginning to level off 
and show a slight decline. Two major 
causes for the decline were noted — 
(1) the economic recession which began 
at the end of President Jimmy 
Carter's administration and has con- 
tinued throughout the Reagan ad- 
ministration and (2) the growing open- 
shop movement, which has underbid 

union contractors time and again with 
cheap, non-union labor. 

General President Campbell warned 
the representatives that they should 
not expect a rapid economic recovery 
in North America, this year, in spite 
of early signs. He told them such 
programs as "Operation Turnaround" 
are vital for the Brotherhood to 
maintain its position as spokesman for 

three-quarters of a million skilled 
craftsmen and industrial workers in 
the United States and Canada. 

Organizing Director James Parker 
spent much of the second day of the 
conference reviewing procedures for 
carrying out the objectives of "Opera- 
tion Turnaround," the Brotherhood's 
direct attack on the open-shop, anti- 
union movement. 

Retirees Called Vital to Future Programs 

There are approximately 127,000 
members of the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of America 
who are 62 years of age or older, 
according to latest membership studies. 
Some are in retirement; many are still 
active. This large army of experienced 
and knowledgeable senior members 
should not be shunted aside upon 
retirement but should be called upon, 
whenever possible, to assist the work 
of the union. President Patrick J. 

Campbell told UBC representatives at 
their recent conference in Washington. 

Retirees, in particular, have much 
to contribute through community serv- 
ice projects, in letter writing cam- 
paigns, and in many other ways. 

The Brotherhood is urging local 
unions to assist retirees in the forma- 
tion of retiree clubs and in creating 
meeting places for them to actively 
support union undertakings. 





Federal public servants who ignore court orders 
to pay debts or support families following divorce, 
desertion or separation can have part of their wages 
seized under a new law which became effective last 

Until now, their wages and pensions have been 
untouchable by courts under a historical concept 
called royal prerogative — originally designed to 
prevent colonial soldiers from having their weapons 
seized for outstanding debts. 

The Garnishment, Attachment and Pension 
Diversion Act removes immunity from public serv- 
ants, MPs, Senators, federally appointed judges, 
members of the RCMP and the armed forces. 

Although it is difficult to estimate how many of 
the 500,000 federal employees will be affected by 
the law, lawyers here suggested that as many as 
4,000 garnishment orders could be issued in the 
next few weeks. 

The new law corrects a "glaring injustice" in the 
system that had a devastating effect on wives 
dependent on their husbands, sometimes forcing 
them to take welfare, said Glen Kealey, a lawyer who 
specializes in family law. 

Another section of the law, to be proclaimed soon, 
will allow the courts to divert up to 50% of a 
retired public servant's pension for family support. 

However, veterans' pensions, old-age security, 
Canada Pension or disability allowances will be 


Over the next 13 years, Canada's construction 
industry will recover "only slowly" from its current 
depressed state, says a study by the Ontario 
Economic Council (OEC). 

However, in 1985 and again in 1990, the con- 
struction industry is expected to grow by more than 
9% due to the assumed timing of major energy 
projects, says volume two of a two-part study, The 
Ontario Economy 1982-1995. 

The 159-page report, produced by Peter Dungan 
and Gay Garesche of the University of Toronto and 
Douglas Crocker of the OEC, predicts the wood and 

furniture industry will reflect the depressed US and 
Canadian housing sectors in the near term, but will 
recover moderately in the decade following 1984. 

By province, the study says the Newfoundland 
economy will finally begin to enjoy "a taste of 
prosperity" as a result of the Hibernia oil field 

Steady grovrth is projected in Prince Edward 
Island for the rest of the 1980s and 1990s, and the 
unemployment rate will fall from 13.5% to 11.5% 
between 1982 and 1995. 

In Nova Scotia, the development of Sable Island 
gas will produce a fast recovery and strong employ- 
ment grovifth, especially in construction and utilities 
during the early years of the development. 

New Brunswick's pulp and paper industry is 
expected to perform well, and employment will grow 
moderately so that the unemployment rate will fall 
from more than 15% to less than 11%. 

In Quebec, construction is expected to remain 
weak, and the unemployment rate will remain well 
over two percentage points above the national 

Construction is not expected to recover strongly 
in Ontario. However, employment growth is expected 
to be strongest during the recovery period until 

The unemployment rate in Ontario is expected to 
drop from 1 1 % to 6% — about one percentage 
point below the national average. 

Recovery is expected to be swift and strong in 
Manitoba, even though its mining sector was 
hardest hit by the recession. 

The study says Saskatchewan will experience a 
broadly-based recovery, with steady employment 

The Alberta construction industry will recover by 
1986 and continue to grow. 

The construction industry in BC is expected to 
recover well from a 10% drop, thanks to port 
development projects. 

Construction output in the territories dropped by 
more than 7% in 1982. 


Ontario's new Construction Lien Act went into 
effect last month, the first complete rewrite of lien 
legislation since the original Michanics Lien Act 
was passed in 1873. Projects with head contracts 
signed after April 2 will be governed by the new act. 

Under the new act, trustees of union employees' 
fringe benefits have priority over lien claimants in 
the same way wage earners have had priority in the 
past. The special priority for workers' lien claims 
has been extended from 30 working days' wages to 
40 days' wages. 

What else has been gained by the new act? 

For contractors, the key is the reduction of hold- 
back to 10% from 15% , a move they hope will 
improve their cash flow. 

Lien claimants now have priority over a building 
mortgage or a mortgage registered after the first 
lien arose to the extent of the deficiency in the hold- 
back. This is designed to provide security for the 
holdback funds which, all too frequently, simply 
were not there by the time claims were resolved on 
a construction project that had run into difficulty. 

MAY, 1983 















"America Is Beautiful" was the 
theme for this year's AFL-CIO 
Union Industries Show, held March 
25-30 at the Cervantes Conven- 
tion Center in St. Louis, Mo. 

Exhibiting for the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners was 
the St. Louis District Council. Visi- 
tors to the show were invited to try 
their skill at nailing as part of the 
Carpenters exhibit. Also part of the 
UBC exhibit, one of the most exten- 
sive in the show, were demonstra- 
tions by millwrights, cabinet makers 

and floorlayers. Intricate, inlaid, 
handcrafted wood plates and jewelry 
boxes were also on display as part of 
the UBC's craftwork. The UBC dis- 
plays were prominently positioned 
in the middle of the exhibition hall. 

During the six-day event, booths 
were manned by Brotherhood vol- 
unteers who discussed exhibits with 
visitors and gave out a variety of 
UBC promotional items such as 
rulers, pencils and pens. 

Other exhibitors at this 38th An- 

nual Union Industries Show were 
union Nurses, Glass Workers, Rail- 
way Clerks, Painters, and Sheet 
Metal Workers, to name a few. 
Machinists explained how a jet 
works, while Bakery and Confec- 
tionary Workers gave away tasty 
samples, and Beauticians snipped 
away at willing visitors' hair. Video 
programs produced by the Labor 
Institute of Public Affairs were high- 
lighted in an exhibit on communica- 

The yearly event provides a 



TOP PICTURES, left to 
right: Glen AUmeyer and 
Thomas Roam of Local 
417 demonstrate the use 
of a portable frame and 
trim saw. 2. Ray Brewer, 
district council business 
agent; Terry Nelson, 
organizer; First Gen. 
Vice Pres. Sig Lucassen; 
Council Secretary Ollie 
Langhorst; 6th District 
Board Member Dean 
Sooter; and Local 1310 
Business Agent Eddie 
Johns. 3. Apprentice 
Terry Warnecke of Local 
2119 demonstrates use 
of a router. 4. Langhorst, 
Lucassen, and Rogers 
watch as Eddie Johns 
encourages show visitors 
to try their hands at 

from left: 1. Millwright 
Apprentice Jim Harvatin 
of Local 602 checks the 
millwrights' exhibit. 
2. Peter Moszyk, Local 
1596 cabinetmaker, ready 
to discuss craft skills 
with show visitors. 3. A 
view of a portion of the 
Brotherhood's large 

from left: 1. A Shriner 
in clown costume enter- 
tains a young show 
visitor. 2. Manning the 
nail-driving blocks, from 
left, are Bob Parkin, Tim 
Sweeney, Don Sweeney, 
and Patrick Sweenev III, 
all of Local 73. 3. Work- 
ing with the tools of the 
millwright, Jim Harvatin 
levels up a machinery 
component. 4. Some of 
the woodturning, inlaid, 
and marquetry creations 
of Peter Moszyk. 

showcase for the skills of the differ- 
ent trades while performing a pro- 
motional function — to encourage the 
purchase of union-made, American- 
made products. Along this vein, 
than $100,000^ worth of 
samples and products were 
away by exhibitors at the 


John E. Mara, AFL-CIO 
Label and Service Trades 
Department secretary-treasurer, ex- 
plains, "This is a massive exhibition 
about American workers and Ameri- 

can industry. It gives people a 
glimpse of what can be accom- 
plished when management and labor 
work together for a common goal." 
Over 250,000 visitors, one of the 
largest turnouts ever at a UI show, 
attended the event that Mara de- 
scribed as "unique in the free 

In an opening address, AFL-CIO 
Secretary-Treasurer Thomas R. 
Donahue reminded the audience 
that while the show demonstrates 
what workers and employers can 

accomplish together, "we cannot 
forget that too much of America's 
vast industrial capacity sits idle, as 
do millions of American workers, 
jobless through no fault of their 

The Union Industries Show is 
produced yearly by the Union Label 
and Senice Trades Department of 
the AFL-CIO, which stages the 
show in a different major city every 
year to combine entertainment with 
an educational message about work- 
ers and their unions. 

MAY, 1983 


LEFT COLUMN, top to bottom: Locals 17, 257, and 608. 

RIGHT COLUMN, top to bottom: Locals 20, 135, and 902. 

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One hundred sixty-four members of 
Local Unions 17, 20, 135, 257, 608, and 
902 of the New Yorlc City and Vicmity 
District Council of Carpenters completed 
the "Building Union" steward training 
program and received certificates of com- 
pletion. Instructors were Task Force 
Representatives Kevin Thompson and 
Stephen Flynn. The groups are shown in 
the accompanying pictures: 

Local 17 

First Row, kneeling, left to right: 
George Royes, Bobby Mercer, Richard 
Markland, Joseph King, Marcello 
Svedese Business Rep. 

Second Row, seated, left to right: 
Business Rep. Frank Calaciano, Bill 
Anderson, Ralph John Leonard Gallier, 
John J. O'Conner 1st V.P. NYC DC, 
Rudy Ortiz, Gabriel Reyes, James Rouse, 
Marco Vega. 

Third Row, standing, left to right: 
James Crifo, Santino Crifo, Horst 
Raschdorf, Milton Bascombe, Kenneth 
Burnham, Colin Clarke, Enrique Jackson, 
Lloyd Kelly, Stanley Brimm, Emilio 
Svedese, James Bonanno, Paul Ventre, 
Austin Lewis, Stephen Flynn, Trainor, 
Task Force Rep. 

Local 20 

Seated, left to right: John Donovan, 
Carl Sansevero, Gennaro Licenziato, 
Harry Finnegan, John J. O'Conner 1st 
V.P. NYC DC, Salavatore Gabrielc, John 
Nalewajk, Roger McLaughlan, Kevin 
Thompson, Trainor, Task Force Rep. 

Standing, left to right: Philip 
DiGiovanni, Edward Paul, Edward 
Camera, Chris Carnivale, Herman 
Moore, Andre Talarico, Erenesto 
Sergenti Local 298, Robert Candrilli, Bob 
Tuite, Nick Venezia, Richard Morrella 
Local 608, James Carney Local 298, 
Andrew Anderson. 

Local 257 

First Row, kneeling, left to right: 
Dante Aiello, Tom Devaney, Ed 
Lynaugh, Bruce Bisulco, George Lynch, 
Gene Giovannetti, Fred Bambino, Joseph 
Guercio, Ray Aloisio, Anthony Fiorina. 

Second Row, seated, left to right: Fred 
Lampe, Joe Marturano, Sr., Joe Bona- 
corsa, Donald Bonacorsa, John J. 
O'Conner 1st V.P. NYC DC, Joseph 
Seig, Thomas Castaldi, Harry Rosenberg, 
Goran Dahl. 

Third Row, standing, left to right: 



Marcello D'Alo, Ralph Vitale, Kenneth 
Paulsen, Jack Amoroso, Ritbert Howard, 
Gary Hagelthorn, John Battista, Jr., 
William Battista, Steven Riccardo, Ron 
Widman, Michael Flahive, Pat Kelly, 
Carl Capurso, Gene Levine. 

Local 135 

First row, kneeling and seated on 
floor, left to right: Urlic Todman, 
Naftali Lewyn, August DeMaglio, 
Abraham Sharoni, John Minone, Angela 
Sirico, Bobby Wray, Leon Rosen, 
Michael Zidek, Ted Lawler, Martin 
Heiberger, Joseph Piccione, Jr., Joseph 
Piccione, Sr. 

Second row, seated, left to right: Jonas 
Hirshmann, Nunzio Montemarano, 
Vincent Maniscalco, Richard Mehr, John 
O'Conner 1st V.P., NYC DC, Israel 
Hubblebank B.R., Donald Levine, Israel 
Kindler, Lucien Filosa. 

Third row, standing left to right: Paid 
Dasaro, Robert Hassler, Joel Nelson, 
Carlette Ritter, Pat Feminella, Anthony 
Lazar, Joseph Prestino, Jr., Herman 
Samet, Fred Brown, Paul Murawa, 
Andrew Milasko, Jacob Kindler, Walter 
Nowicki, Cyril Edwards, Jefjery Powell, 
Abraham Watson. 

Local 608 

First row, kneeling, left to right: 
Michael Vaughn, Michael Cronin, Kevin 
O'Hagan, B.R. Martin Forde, Trainor, 
Task Force Rep. Kevin Thompson. 

Second row, seated, left to right: Mark 
O'Brien, Patrick Miniter, Patrick 
Mannion, Steve Boehn, John J. O'Conner 
1st V.P. NYC, DC, Paschal McGuinness 
B.R., James Ward, Henry Holden, John 
Boyle B.R. 

Third row, standing, left to right: Carl 
Hughes, Hayo Broers, Tom Costello, 
Michael Murphy, Robert Bradley, 
George McPhail, Kenneth Coyle, 
Timothy Hayes, Michael McLoughlin, 
Peter Maguire, William McDaid. Elmo 
Ravetti, Michael Bradley, John Keane 

Local 902 

First row, seated on floor, left to 
right: John Marsillo, Elsee Mosley, Joe 
Marrone, Richard Epstein, Richard 

Second row, seated, left to right: 
Carmine Cassano, Fred Romano, Mellon 
Campbell, Rocco Cassano B.R., John 
O'Conner 1st V.P. NYC DC, Byron 
Ellis, Ed Brome, Rocco Vitale, Wilfred 

Third row, standing, left to right: Ed 
Niewiarowicz, John Vivona, Joe Suriani, 
Joe Miller, Hcyward Carter. Harold 
Gittens, Arthur Giangrandc B.R., Robert 
Garland. Bill Nevillic. Arnt Walaas, 
Carlton Robertson, Michael Manning, 
Boh Lewis A.'is't. to the Pres. NYC DC. 
Stephen Flynn Task Force Rep. Trainor. 

Court Orders Release of Double-Breasted 
Data to New Orleans District Council 

The Fifth US Circuit Court of 
Appeals at New Orleans, La., has 
ordered 10 New Orleans construction 
firms to furnish Carpenters Local 1846 
and the New Orleans District Council 
information regarding their possible use 
of "double-breasted" operations to evade 
contract obligations to employ only 
union labor. 

A double-breasted operation in the 
building trades refers to a contractor who 
operates two corporations, one to bid on 
jobs employing union craftsmen only, the 
other to compete for jobs using nonunion 
workers. In a 1980 unfair labor practice 
charge filed with the National Labor 
Relations Board, the District Council of 
New Orleans contended that double- 
breasted operations by the 10 firms, all 
members of the Associated General Con- 
tractors, violated the clause in its collec- 
tive bargaining agreement recognizing the 
union as the exclusive representative of 
each employer's carpenters. 

In upholding an NLRB order requiring 
the 10 AGC members to give the union 
information regarding their relationship 
with nonunion companies, two of the 
three appellate judges who heard the case 
held that the contractors violated their 
obligation under the Taft-Hartley Act to 
bargain in good faith. They said the 
union's request for answers to 13 ques- 
tions submitted to the firm during 1980 
contract renewal talks was relevant to the 
negotiations and administration of the 
collective bargaining agreement. 

The appellate case — National Labor 
Relations Board v. Leonard B. Hebert 
Ir. & Co., Inc., et al — is expected to set 
a precedent for other unions seeking con- 
tractual information from building con- 


Judge Thomas M. Reavley said "the 
type of information sought by the union 
would assist it in confirming its suspi- 
cions and thereby allow it to make an 
informed choice whether to pursue legal 
means by which it could hold the non- 
union companies to the terms of the 
collective bargaining agreements in- 

Prior to the request for information, 
the union had said it had evidence that at 
least three of the 10 contractors operated 
counlerpart companies in order to com- 
pete for nonunion jobs. When it sent out 
letters to each firm asking whether any 
maintained a double-breasted operation, 
none replied. 

Under Fifth Circuit precedent, the 
nonunion counterpart of a double- 
breasted union contractor can be held to 
the terms of a union contract on the 
theory that the two companies really 
constitute a single employer. 

The court rejected the contractors' 
argument that the requested information 
was irrelevant because the union already 
knew that two contractors in the New 
Orleans area — Perrilliet-Rickey and Pratt- 
Farnsworth — had created nonunion 

Reavley held that whatever informa- 
tion the union had regarding the two 
firms could not answer its suspicions 
about the other employers who had 
signed union contracts. 


The local union has had agreements 
with the employers since at least 1961. 
The court determined that collective 
bargaining agreements in effect from May 
1, 1977, through April 30, 1982, con- 
tained a "recognition clause" acknowl- 
edging the union as the exclusive repre- 
sentative of each signatory employer's 
carpenters. The contracts did not contain 
a "subsidiary clause," however, whereby 
the agreements would have applied to 
any double-breasted counterparts oper- 
ated by the employers. The union had 
negotiated for such a provision in 1971 
and again in 1974 but was unsuccessful 
in getting the companies to agree to it. 
Local 1846 did not negotiate for a sub- 
sidiary clause thereafter, because it lacked 
sufficient information confirming any 
double-breasted operations, and the com- 
panies denied maintaining such opera- 

Despite these denials, the New Orleans 
District Council and Local 1846 found 
evidence that tended to indicate other- 
wise. The record revealed that in 1979 
the National Labor Relations Board held 
a representation election at Claiborne 
Builders, a New Orleans construction 
employer not involved in the case. Two 
UBC leaders — Davy Laborde Sr., secre- 
tary of the district council, and Jim 
Paulino, business representative of Local 
1846, were present to insure that the 
election was conducted fairly. Laborde 
noted that the election site was also the 
premises of Perrilh'et-Rickey Construction 
Co.. an employer who was then a mem- 
ber of AGC-New Orleans and a party to 
Ihe collective bargaining agreement with 
the union. 

When Laborde commented on this, the 
treasurer of Perrillict, Joe Lemoinc. told 
Laborde and Paulino that Perrilliet had 
formed Claiborne as a nonunion, double- 
breasted subsidiary for the purpose of 
competing acainst the double-breasted 
operations of other AGC members who 
had agreements with the union. Lemoine 
then apparently specified several .\CC 
member /emplovers that utilized double- 
brensted operations. 

The record also reveals that on another 

occasion, a union agent observed con- 

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MAY, 1983 









Turnaround Program Strong 
In Wisconsin State Council 

Operation Turnaround was recently 
introduced in Wisconsin to all the officers 
of the 'state council and most of the 
business representatives of the state. 

Second General Vice President Anth- 
ony Ochocki, who at that time was 3rd 
District Board Member, delivered the 
opening remarks and explained the na- 
tional goals expected from Operation 

The program presentation was con- 
ducted by Task Force Representative 
Walter Barnett with the assistance of 
Representatives Jerry Jahnke, Ronald 

Stadler and Michael Fishman. The pre- 
sentation was conducted using an audi- 
ence-participation approach, with the 
audio-visual aids developed by James 
Parker, Director of Organization. John 
Lima, executive secretary of the State 
Council, volunteered his time and office 
to be used as a clearing center for the 
reporting forms and organizing progress. 
Operation Turnaround was launched 
by the Brotherhood's organizing depart- 
ment, last summer, as a method of com- 
batting the growing open-shop movement 
in North America. A task force consisting 

Participants in the kick-off conference 
in fVisconsin. 

of two representatives in each UBC dis- 
trict is now working throughout the US 
and Canada. 


Operation Turnaround may not be the only 
means of accomplishing our goal but until we 
come up with a better program it behooves 
everyone to make a concerted effort to utilize the 
guidelines and procedures of Operation Turn- 
around. I am depending on the Organizing Depart- 
ment and the Task Force Representatives in 
particular, working in concert and harmony with 
our local representatives, to reverse the open-shop 
movement in the construction industry in 1983. 
Your full cooperation towards this end will be 
expected and very much appreciated. 

■ — General President Patrick J. Campbell 

A better 

of life 



Locni union nEuis 

Ontario Local 38 and 90- Year 
Member Celebrate First Century 

Ninety-year-old Chester Wichmann, 
guest of honour at Thorold, Ont., Local 
38's recent 100-year armiversary celebra- 
tion, has been hammering nails for 87 
years, or so he says. 

"My grandfather had a furniture 
factory . . . and I used to go up there 
and play in it . . . My fun was driving 
nails, but I was driving real little ones. 
Finally I thought, 'Why can't I drive 
some big nails?' " 

Driving big nails is just what Wich- 
mann's been doing for 71 years as a 
member of the UBC. 

And Wichmann isn't the only venerable 
UBC institution in his part of the woods. 

Wichmann's local. Local 38, formed in 
February 1883, has the proud distinction 
of being the third oldest UBC local in 
Canada, and one of the oldest unions in 
the St. Catharines area. 

Wichmann demonstrates how to drive 
"big nails" for Local 38 President Arthur 

Officers of Local 38, 
Thorold, Ont., at the 
centennial celebration, 
front row, from left: 
Donnie Bell, trustee; 
Emile Mercier, trustee; 
Arthur Varty, president; 
Cliestcr Wichmann, guest 
of honour; and Rudy 
Piloso, trustee. Back row, 
from left: Hank Schone- 
willc, financial secretary; 
George Rowe, warden; 
Fernard Fulham, vice 
president; Joe Belanger, 
conductor; Hardy 
Nenncmann, recording 
secretary; and Herman 
Winter, treasurer. 

Son of Indianapolis Member Dies 
Despite Transplant Search, Funding Effort 

Six-year-old Jerry Harrison, son of 
Indianapolis, Ind., Local 60 member 
Jerry Harrison and his wife Selena, had 
a liver disorder called biliary artesia. His 
body couldn't dispose of its wa.ste pro- 
ducts. His eyes were discolored yellow 
from the disease and he was smaller 
than most six-year-olds. Without a liver 
transplant, young Jerry was not expected 
to see the summer. 

Cost of the liver transplant operation 
was close to $100,000, and Harrison, a 
laid-off carpenter, had insurance to cover 

only $20,000 of the cost. So the Car- 
penters District Council of Central and 
Western Indiana took a member's prob- 
lems to heart and launched a drive to 
raise funds for the transplant. The result 
was the Save-.\-Lifc Fund. 

But despite all the valiant efforts to 
save this young child's life, doctors were 
unable to find a suitable organ for the 
liver transplant, and Jerry passed away 
last month. Funds will be used to pay 
for medical expenses. 

Portland Art Show 
Features Construction 

Join a construction crew, walk through 
the fence, and learn about the work and 
the workers at a typical construction site. 
This is what visitors are invited to do at 
a unique exhibition in Portland, Oregon, 
Art at Work, arranged by Linda Wysong, 
Carpenters Local 247, and Ted Huckins, 
Laborers Local 296. 

The show, consisting of photographs 
of workers, blueprints and an audio tape 
of carpenters talking about their craft, 
will be displayed at the Northwest Artists 
Workshop at 522 NW 12th St. in Port- 
land, May 7 — June 3. A 25-foot wall 
form and shoring stretching to the ceiling 
are part of the exhibit. A slide show doc- 
uments the building process from ground 
breaking to the finished structure. 

Carpenters Local 247 is one of 10 
labor and management organizations 
sponsoring "Art at Work" as a part of its 
centennial celebration. Union carpenters 
worked with laborers, ironworkers, elec- 
tricians and operators to present a forum 
for union craftsmanship. Besides organ- 
ized labor, other sponsors include union 
contractors, art groups and public agen- 
cies. This broad base of community 
support has created much positive 

Art at Work highlights the skills and 
working conditions found on the job site. 
Visitors to the exhibit will have the 
opportunity to see some of the basics of 
concrete construction, become acquainted 
with the materials, learn about the con- 
necting systems, hear from the people 
who put them together and ponder how 
carpenters have helped to shape the world 
in which we live. 

A poster distributed to promote the 
Portland, Ore., exhibit. 

Tennessee Plan 

The following ofiice listing should be 
added to our January listing of Pro-Rata 
Reciprocal Agreements: Carpenters Local 
345. Pension Plan Oflke. 750 Adams 
Street. Memphis, Tenn. 38105. 

MAY, 1983 


TEAM Effort 
In Cleveland 

One of the most important labor agree- 
ments in Cleveland, O., construction 
history was forged recently under per- 
manent sponsorship of the Greater Cleve- 
land Area Committee of Union Con- 

Operation TEAM (Trade Employees 
and Management) consists of 40 Cleve- 
land area Building Trades unions and 
construction industry management organi- 
zations in a special relationship that, 
according to Thomas A. Kerr, a director 
of the Construction Employers Associa- 
tion and the management co-chairman of 
TEAM, "will accelerate this city's build- 
ing growth in the immediate future." 

Participating for the UBC is the Car- 
penters Cleveland and Vicinity District 

Under terms of the agreement, con- 
tractors will employ union workers and 
exercise management rights in accordance 
with applicable labor agreements. In 
return, unions are pledged not to engage 
in illegal work stoppages. No picketing 
or strikes are to be used in jurisdictional 
disputes; slow-downs, stand-by crews and 
cost-building work rules are also to be 

The Sohio project on Public Square, a 
$200 million job to be built by Gilbane 
Building/Polytech Corp., has been named 
the kickoff project for Operation TEAM. 
Current projections call for the use of 
nearly 600 construction workers between 
now and the job's projected completion 
in 1985. 

As part of the new organization's 
activities, contractors will hold pre-job 
conference with Building Trades Council 
union to reach agreement on all work 

Pension Agreement 
Office Address 

Administration of the national Car- 
penters Labor-Management Pension Fund 
was recently moved from an organization 
in Wilmington, Delaware, to an Indiana- 
polias, Ind., firm. The new address and 
telephone number is: Carpenters Labor- 
Management Pension Fund, American 
Benefit Plan Administrators, 5638 Pro- 
fessional Circle, Suite 101, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 46241; phone (317) 247-7381. 

101 -Year-Old Member 
Marks 75 Years in UBC 

D. D. McClain and Local 1329, Inde- 
pendence, Mo., recently celebrated Mc- 
clain's 75 years of membership in the 
United Brotherhood. The 101-year mem- 
ber was first initiated into the union in 
1907 in Local 205, Bayne City, Mich. He 
transferred to Local 1329 in 1940, and 
currently resides in Independence, Mo. 

Georgine Sets New Pension Fund Sessions 
After 1982 Meetings Spur Job Investments 

Citing the growing success of its efforts 
to shift union pension funds toward job- 
creating investments, the AFL-CIO build- 
ing trades are planning a new series of 
pension investment "expositions." 

Robert A. Georgine, president of the 
Building and Construction Trades Dept., 
said the first of this year's sessions will 
be held June 6 and 7 in Hollywood, 
Fla., at the Diplomat Hotel. 

During last year's four expositions, 
emphasis was placed on making sound 
investments that could produce jobs for 
the nation's more than 1 million unem- 
ployed construction workers. Union pen- 

sion fund company trustees were brought 
into contact with banking, insurance, 
brokerage firm and other financial offi- 

Georgine said a survey showed that 
over a third of the pension funds whose 
trustees attended the 1982 expositions had 
made new commitments for job-creating 

"In rough figures, this works out to 
more than $800 million in job-creating 
investments," said Georgine. He said the 
combined assets of the nation's union 
pension funds exceed $60 billion. (PAI) 

Campbell Joins 
Victoria Celebration 

"We must never forget the sacrifices 
and dedication of those who have gone 
before us, and we must strive to leave this 
a better union through our being a part 
of it." 

This was but part of an inspiring 
address given by General President Pat 
Campbell to some 450 members of Local 
1598, Victoria, B.C., at a recent banquet 
held to celebrate their joining the United 
Brotherhood 100 years ago. 

Originally chartered in 1883 as a ship- 
yard local for 60 or 70 carpenters, Local 
48 has since evolved into Local 1598 with 
a membership of approximately 1200. 

"This was the first visit by a General 
President in the century just ended, but 
many members were so charmed by the 
sincerity of the man with the New York 
accent mixed with Irish wit that they will 
welcome him back anytime," says J. 
Sawyer of the local union. 

"A gifted speaker and a charmer with- 
out doubt, as a fisherman he's somewhat 
less than a success. On a morning of 
relaxation accompanied by 10th District 
Board Member Ron Dancer, retired 
Board Member Al Staley, the local 
business agent, the total catch was one." 

To Union Label Board 


Waterloo Seminar 

First Gen. Vice Pies. Sigurd Liicassen, 
center was recently sworn in as vice 
president of the AFL-CIO' s Union Label 
and Service Trades Department. Conduct- 
ing the ceremony were Department 
Pres. James Hatfield and Sec.-Trea. 
John Mara. 

Robert Shrimpton, Turnaround task 
force representative in the 5th district, 
recently assisted Business Representative 
John Keith, Local 1835, in presenting 
"Building Union" to members of his local 
in Waterloo, Iowa. Participants included: 
Hnaach, Leroy Meek, & Gary Sill. 

Back row, left to right: Bob Lentykow, 
Steve Clabby, Greg Newton, Perry 

Middle row: Paul Berry, John Keith, 
Rita Townsend, Bill Downing, & Ruben 

Front row: Edward Dyer, Bob Schnei- 
derman, Michael Klein, & Ray Wardell. 

Oklahoma Labor 
Seeks History Items 

The Oklahoma AFL-CIO is asking 
union members to contribute photos or 
graphic materials which illustrate union 
activities in Oklahoma from 1870 to the 
present for a traveling exhibit project 
called "Labor omnia vincit: The Legacy 
of Working Oklahomans." Contact the 
Oklahoma Labor History Project, c/o 
Oklahoma AFL-CIO, 501 N.E. 27, 
Oklahoma City, Okla. 73105. Or tele- 
phone (405) 528-2409. 

The General Office in Washington is 
assisting this undertaking and urges its 
locals and councils to assist where 
possible with this exhibit. 



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Harry Doremiis, left, and George 
Peterson, right, with one of the Volunteer 
Medals presented at the White House. 

"Red" Victor of the King Counts, H ash , 
Union Retiree Resources Agency, center, 
wishes the two honorees godspeed as they 
leave for Washington, D.C. 

On axisit to AFL-CIO Headquarters in 
Washington, 'he tn o men note their craft 
represented in a lobby mural. 

George Romney, former Michigan governor and now chairman of VOLUNTEER, 
the National Center for Citizen Involvement, left, introduces the UBC retirees at a 
Capitol Hill reception. 


A Busy Day in the Life 
of Two UBC Retirees 

It's not everyone who gets invited, all- 
expenses-paid, on a trip to Washington, 
D.C, to lunch with President Ronald 
Reagan and have a chat with Vice Presi- 
dent George Bush. But in recognition of 
their outstanding volunteer service to 
their community, retired UBC members 
George Peterson and Harry Doremus 
received just that honor. 

Peterson, 75, is a 33-year member of 
Local 2519, Seattle, Wash. Doremus, 71, 
is a 36-year member of Seattle Local 
1289. The two retirees were in Wash- 
ington, D.C, last month, to accept The 
President's Volunteer Action Awards, 
created in 1982 "to call attention to the 
contributions of our nation's volunteers 
and to demonstrate what can be accom- 
plished through voluntary action." 

Peterson and Doremus are active 
participants of Union Retirees Resources, 
the program that received the award. 
Developed and administered by the AFL- 
CIO King County, Wash., Labor Council, 

the program provides retired skilled 
craftsmen to assist low-income elderly 
with minor home repairs they are unable 
to do themselves or afford commercially. 
Currently, King County has close to 
200,000 citizens aged 60 years and older. 

Volunteer retirees replace broken win- 
dow glass, caulk windows and doors, 
install security locks; repair electrical 
and plumbing systems; offer consumers 
assistance in using contractors and in- 
specting finished work when more than 
minor repair is needed. 

Over 2,000 entrants were examined 
before choosing a handful of outstanding 
individuals and organizations to honor 
for the 1983 awards. The awards, no 
doubt the most prestigious awards pre- 
sented to volunteers, are cosponsored by 
VOLUNTEER: The National Center for 
Citizen Involvement, a private nonprofit 
organization, and ACTION, the federal 
agency for volunteer service. 

At far left. First 
General Vice Presi- 
dent Sigurd Luccassen 
and General Treasurer 
Charles Nichols greet 
the two men as they 
visit the General 
Office. Left: Their 
bags are dropped into 
a taxi's trunk for the 
trip to the airport and 
a flight to Seattle. 



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Two Groups Train 
In Anchorage 

Two groups of apprentice carpenters 
recently completed the construction stew- 
ard training program, "Building Union," 
given March 16 and 17, 1983, at the 
Alaska Carpenters Training Center in 

The training program was given by 
Business Representative Bill Matthews 
and Assistant Business Agent Phil Thing- 

The first group included: Arness Barn- 
hardt, Les Catolone, Byrl Eddy, Wes 
Johnson, John Loin, Harold Miller, Wil- 
liam Richey, Dave Sandvik, Dan War- 
nock, Steven Brooks, Vincent Dugan, 
Greg Harrington, Linda Machia, Brian 
Newton, Chris Rowe, Dale Schellin, 
Adrian Thompson, Edward Topkok and 
Jonathan Wood. 

A second group included: Paul Her- 
bert, Brad Webb, Louis Mercado, Robert 
Thronsen, Dale Hylton, Richard Silva, 
Jim Tebo, C. Richard Bergstedt, Michael 
H. Foreman, Wallace T. Gilbert, Roland 
(Ron) Buehler, Clayton Bush, Stanley 
Faustin, James W. Burbank, Adran Sper- 
ling and Montie Tebo. 

Mattoon Grads 

New Jersey Local Presents Certificates 

Local 347 , Mattoon, III., recently 
presented ten joiirneyinan certificates to 
gradiialinf; apprentices. Four recipients 
are shown above, from left. Marshall 
Patrick, Gary Sowers. Earl Twente and 
Dale Doty. The remaininf; recipients are 
Tony Clark, Dennis Cook, Michael 
Hiitlon, Donald Nelson. Michael 
Pinkstafj and Calvin Weltrlc. 

Attend your local union njcetings 
regularly. Be an active member of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America. 

In Red Bank, N.J., Local 2250 recently presented II apprentices with their 
journeyman certificates. Shown in the accompanying picture, they are, first row, 
from left: Business Rep James A. Kirk, Charles B. Woodward, John H. Jansen, 
President Andrew D. Ness, Thomas A. Bucco, William C. Acerra, Gerald Eldridge 
and Financial Secretary Charles E. Gorhan. Second row, from left: Steven J. Fry, 
Joseph A. Siegfried, Susan N. Coslello, Joseph Facendola Jr., and Alan L. Crawford. 

Also receiving a journeyman certificate but not present for the photo was 
Jeffrey Abrecht. 

Special Service Award to Contractor 

Business Rep. James 
Kerlee, Local 1597, 
Bremerton, Wash., left, 
presents a meritorious service 
award from the Washington 
State Apprenticeship Coun- 
cil to Contractor Harold 
McDonald for serving 15 
years on the local's J A TC. 
To the left are rocking 
horses built by Local 1597's 
carpenter apprentices. The 
horses were given to chil- 
dren at the local's annual 
children's Christmas party. 

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New Jersey Grads 

Local 393, Gloucester, N.J., recently 
awarded journeyman certificates to nine 
graduating apprentices. Si.\ of the new 
journeymen are shown above, sealed 
from left: Jerome Norkis, Bryan Cary, 
Thomas Powell and Harry Benson. 
Standing are Ruben Torres, left, and 
John Marzillio. Also receiving certificates 
were William Morris, Leon Pacholski 
and Michael Costello. 

MAY, 1983 





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above and suitable for framing. 
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Snipping Ceremony at Pleasanton Center 

when the new Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Apprenticeship and 
Training Center was recently opened at Pleasanton, Calif., there was a ceremonial 
ribbon cutting, participated in by distinguished representatives of industry, labor and 
government. From left to right: Frank Benda, Director, Carpenters 46 Northern 
California Counties JATC: M. B. Bryant, 8th District Board Member; Hans 
Wachsmuth, Chairman, Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties JATC & TB; 
Supervisor Don Excell, Vice Chairman, Alameda County Board of Supervisors; 
Patrick J. Campbell, General President, United Brotherhood; and Joseph B. 
McGrogan, Co-Chairman, Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties JATC: 
Business Manager, Carpenters Local 180, Vallejo. 

Cleveland Members 
Get Craft Awards 

Union tradesmen once again dominated 
the competition in the 1982 Greater 
Cleveland, Ohio, area 25th annual crafts- 
manship awards. Out of 51 winners, 43 
were union members. 

Any craftsman in the Greater Cleve- 
land area who has demonstrated ex- 
ceptional skills on any construction may 
be nominated for one of the coveted 
Builders Exchange awards. In 1982, the 
work of nominees was inspected by a 
team of registered architects and engine- 
ers who traveled throughout the five- 
county area to examine the work. 

Members from the United Brother- 
hood's Cleveland locals receiving awards 
are as follows: Sam K. Consolo, Local 
105; Dennis P. DeRenzo, Local 105; 
Wilbur A. Dunn, Local 182; James W. 
Noell, Local 254; Paljo Paul Hrcan, 
Local 1365; Friedrich Kelm, Local 11; 
Salvatore Leanza, Local 1365; Thomas 
J. Maslyar, Local 254; Raymond N. 
Ramsey, Local 254; Robert F. Vesely, 
Local 11; Jerry E. Wilson, Local 254; 
Ray H. Sumner, Local 11; Anthony J. 
Marotta, Local 182; Ronald G. Taras, 
Local 11; and Donald L. McDevitt, 
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"The President's miniscule proposal for 
a math and science program is a hoax. 
His plan would provide less than a dollar 
a year for each of the nation's 41 million 
public school students. It costs more 
than that to play a couple of video 

Jesse Scott, Louisiana Association 
of Educators president, 
as quoted in NEA's NOW 

'Building America' Exhibit 
Lauded in Arizona 

Although the UBC's "Building 
America" photographic exhibit has 
completed a one-month stay in both 
Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., praise 
for the exhibit from people in the 
area continues to flow. 

In Tucson, Executive Director Gene 
Ackerley of the El Con Mall where 
the exhibit was displayed, stated the 
exhibit "very well received here at 
EI Con." Marketing Director Anne 
Junker of The Chris-Town Shopping 
Center where the exhibit was dis- 
played in Phoenix asserts, "We are 
extremely pleased with the quality 
of the exhibit, as well as the interest 
it created." And a statewide education 
publication, Arizona's Trade and In- 
dustrial Newsletter Unite, urges its 
reader/educators to plan field trips 
to the "Building America" exhibit, 
billing it as "an opportunity" and 
"an educational experience for your 
students." The exhibit also received 
extensive print and media coverage 
during its two-month stay in Arizona 
the beginning of this year. 

The dates and locations for the 
exhibit's upcoming showings in Cali- 
fornia are as follows: 
April 21-May 5 
The Plaza Pasadena, Pasadena 
May 12-May 25 
Solano Mall, Fairfield 
May 26- June 3 

Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa 
June 13-26 

Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto 
June 28-July 10 

Long Beach Plaza, Long Beach 
July 12- July 20 

Puente Hills Mall, City of Industry 
July 22-August 5 
The Oaks, Thousand Oaks 
August 8-August 22 
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space (67.2 cubic feet). Plus a 1000-lb. payload 
capacity. Payload includes people and cargo. 

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4-speed manual transmission has some impressive 
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'Use estimated MPG for comparisons. Your 
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weather Actual highway mileage lower Estimates 
lower in California. Some Chevrolet trucks are 
equipped with engines produced by other GM 
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worldwide. See your dealer for details. 

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Many of us have heard that too 
much sugar may not be good for our 
health, and then go ahead and have 
that extra teaspoon of sugar in our 
coffee or some cookies or ice cream 

Guess what. If you eat sugar, and 
it's very hard not to in our culture 
even when you avoid the most ob- 
vious sweets like candy and desserts, 
you are getting more sugar than you 
need. According to John Yudkin, 
M.D., author of the book Sweet and 
Dangerous, we don't need pure sugar 
to satisfy our carbohydrate require- 
ment. Sugar has little to recommend 
it nutritionally. Man used to depand 
solely on fruits, vegetables and whole 
grains for carbohydrates. Sugar is just 
about all calories and requires other 
essential nutrients to metabolize it for 
the body's use. 

Quite a bit of evidence points to 
consumption of sugar as often being 
a large factor in such serious health 
problems as coronary disease, obesity, 
diabetes, low blood sugar and tooth 
decay. In a variety of experiments 
with both animals and human subjects, 
a sugar containing diet produced the 
same types of physiological changes 
as those associated with coronary dis- 
ease, including a rise in blood fat 

Research also suggests that sugar 
may be a factor in indigestion, ulcers 
and certain eye and skin conditions. 

High correlations have been found be- 
tween sugar consumption and mor- 
tality rates from diabetes. It has also 
been found that rats fed diets with 
amounts of sugar similar to what many 
people eat developed enlarged livers 
and kidneys and one strain had a re- 
duced life span. 

Read labels when you're shopping. 
You will be amazed at the number of 
products that contain sugar in one 
form or another. Besides the obvious 
things like cookies, candies, cakes, 
pies, jams and soft drinks, check out 
the small print on cereals, soups, 
pickles, canned fruits and vegetables 
and any other processed foods. You 
will be surprised how many contain 

Don't be that "average" American 
who eats the equivalent of one tea- 
spoon of sugar every hour of every 
day. Make the effort to change your 
"sweet tooth" habit. Sugar dulls the 
taste buds and you will find that eat- 
ing less of it will enhance your appre- 
ciation of the tremendous variety of 
natural food flavors. — American Physi- 
cal Fitness Research Institute. 

Are Sweets Being 

Too Sweet 

To You ? 

Construction Workers With Duodenal Ulcers: Facts to Help You Cope 

Jim Marino may be headed for an 

Jim has been a construction worker 
for 23 years, owns a modest home in 
the suburbs and has a busy family 
life. He has a fondness for Mexican 
food and he enjoys stopping off with 
friends to socialize over a couple of 
drinks on his way home from work. 
Although Jim works hard, he knows 
that if the economy continues to 
worsen, he may be laid off. 

Surprisingly enough, it's not the 
stress, diet or alcohol that makes Jim 

a prime candidate for developing an 
ulcer. It's factors like these: Jim 
smokes a pack of cigarettes a day; 
he takes aspirin for his frequent head- 
aches; his brother Sam has been cop- 
ing with a peptic ulcer for five years. 


Current medical research points to- 
ward heredity, cigarette smoking and 
regular use of aspirin as major causes 
of duodenal ulcers. Close relatives of 
those who suffer from an ulcer in the 
duodenum (the part of the small in- 
testine immediately below the stom- 

ach) are about three times as likely 
to get a duodenal ulcer themselves as 
those without such a family history. 

An estimated four million Ameri- 
cans are suffering from the effects of 
ulcers, and despite common miscon- 
ceptions, not all of them are high- 
pressured executives. As many are 
laborers, blue collar workers and 
other non-executive employees. 

Cigarette smokers are about twice, 
as likely to have an ulcer as non- 
smokers, according to a recent Sur- 
geon General's Report on smoking 



and health. In addition, aspirin, often 
taken regularly for headaches and 
other aches and pains, increases the 
risk of an individual developing an 
ulcer. Jim has a smoking habit and 
takes aspirin for his almost daily 

Medical research shows there are 
certain things you can do to mini- 
mize your chances of developing a 
duodenal ulcer: 

— stop smoking cigarettes 

— reduce consumption of aspirin 

— watch for ulcer warning signs, 

especially if a close relative is an 

ulcer sufferer, and 
— have regular medical check-ups 

and discuss with your physician 

any unusual symptoms. 


A duodenal ulcer is a sore in the 
duodenum. It can start superficially, 
deepen and rupture a blood vessel, 
causing internal bleeding. Thus, an 
ulcer must be taken seriously and 
treated by a physician. 

Once diagnosed, duodenal ulcers 
can be treated with medicines. The 
most frequently prescribed by physi- 
cians is cimetidine, (better known by 
its trade name Tagamet') a drug that 
inhibits acid secretion. Doctors may 
also recommend liquid antacids, 
taken frequently in large doses. Both 
are effective in helping ulcers to heal. 

BACK — While many of today's tooth- 
pastes are effective against tooth decay, 
a University of California researcher re- 
ports that brushing with baking soda is 
most effective against gum disease. This 
simple, inexpensive, old-fashioned practice 
works against bacteria that form between 
the tooth and gum. Gum disease is re- 
sponsible for three out of four cases 
where adult teeth fall out. While not a 
substitute for thorough dental hygiene 
(which includes regular flossing), baking 
soda can be useful in both preventing and 
treating gum disease. 

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or discomfort. Because of intense heat 
generated locally at its site of action, the 
laser beam coagulates blood vessels and 
seals the wound without stitches, and 
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A first grade teacher asked her 
pupils to draw pictures showing 
what their fathers did for a living. 
One child drew circles on his paper. 

"What does your father do?" she 

"He's a doctor," the child replied. 
"He makes rounds." 



Now I sit me down to study, 

I pray The Lord I won't go nutty. 
If I fail to learn this junk, 

I pray The Lord that I won't flunk! 
If I should die, give no pity at all, 

Just lay my bones in the Study 

Tell ol' Teach that I did my best 

And pile my books upon my 

And now I lay me down to rest, 

I pray that I pass tomorrow's test. 
If I should die before I wake 

That's one less test I'll have to 


— Karen McGowan 
Lakeville, Ind. 


Many presidents have been ac- 
cused of being hypocritical. Even, 
homely "Honest Abe" Lincoln was 
once charged in a debate with be- 
ing two-faced. Lincoln's reply was a 
beaut, according to historian Harold 
Holzer: "If I had another face, do 
you think I'd wear this one?" 

— Harry Fleischman, PA! 


In New York City buses, pas- 
sengers must have exact change for 
their fares. At the Unicorn Pub in 
Queens, near a bus terminal, this 
sign was sighted at the bar: "Bus 
drivers must have exact change." 

— Harry Fleischman, PAI 

EASY GO . . . 

The easiest way to figure the cost 
of living is to take your income and 
add 10%. 


Customer at diner: "I want juice 
with pits, burnt toast, fatty bacon, 
and rubbery eggs." 

Waiter: "We can't serve food like 
that here!" 

Customer: "Why not? You did 

— Plasterer and Cement Mason 


Little Lillie 

Was a Phillie 

Who won a race one day. 

She won a first place ribbon 

And stunned her owner. Fay. 

— Patricia Tombline 
Brewster, N.Y. 


A Navy recruiter, looking over a 
group of prospective new recruits, 
began asking them questions. 

"Do you guys know how to 
swim?" he inquired. 

After a bit of silence, one young 
man piped up: "Why?" he asked, 
"aren't there enough ships?" 



A limerick, by definition, is a humorous verse 
form of five anapesfic verses — anapesfic? Look 
that up in your Funk & Wagnalls. 

One of our readers liked one five-line 
limerick which we published so much ihaf he 
decided to add more verses fo if . . . in fad, 
he went all out. Here are his additional lines: 

There once was a man from 


Who kept all his cash in a bucket; 

But his daughter named Nan 

Ron away with a man. 

And as for the bucket, Nantucket 

But Pa followed the couple to 


The man and the girl with the 


And he said to the man 

He was welcome to Nan, 

But as for the bucket, Pawtucket 

When the couple followed Pa to 


Where he still held the cash as an 


But Nan and the man 

Stole the money and ran 

And as for the bucket, Manhasset. 

But the man with the bucket 

Who was from Nantucket, 

Chased Nan and the man to 


The man ran from Nan 

with cash in hand. 

But Pa and bucket, 

Met him in Pawtucket 
with one quick slash, 
relieved him of the cash. 
Now the man has the bucket 
with no place to tuck it. 

■ — J. J. GreGarczyk 
N. Brookfield, Mass. 




An interview with Clay Furlaw, 

Senior Marketing Manager 

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., 

Induslrical /Construction Division, 

Hampstead, Md. 21074 

This is the final installment of a two- 
part interview with a manufacturers' 
expert, indicating the differences between 
professional and consumer power tools. 
The first installment appeared on Pages 
26, 27, and 28 of the April Carpenter. 

Q. Now, what about bearings? What 
kind do you use in the two different 

A. For the heavy-duty professional 
tool we use ball bearings for the motor 
armature. Our consumer tools use some 
ball bearings, but generally, they use 
sleeve bearings more extensively. Again, 
it is a matter of relative cost. It's our 
philosophy that the components be con- 
sistent with one another, and with the 
intended use of the tool. To put a ball 
bearing in a consumer tool would be like 
putting a diamond movement in what is 
otherwise an inexpensive watch. It just 
wouldn't make sense. But what about the 
bearings themselves, and their differences? 
The armature in a drill spins at about 
25,000 RPM. That's a very high speed, 
and it is a cause for vibration and lateral 
movement between the commutator and 
the brushes. And if that motion is too 
great, it creates excessive arcing. And 
too much arcing kills brushes, and creates 
heat that kills the whole motor. So in the 
professional tool we have ball bearings, 
which allow play between the brushes 
and commutator that's measured in ten- 
thousandths (.0001) of an inch. That's 
pretty safe. In the consumer-grade tool, 
however, we use a less expensive sleeve 
bearing that allows for more play. But, 
if you consider again the use of the con- 
sumer tool, then you can see why we can 
afford a certain amount of arcing and 
heat. It's a trade off, as are many of the 
other factors that make the consumer- 
grade tool the very real bargain that it is. 

Q. What kind of bearing do you use in 
other parts of the tools? 

A. We're careful to match the bearing 
to the job. For example, there are 
basically three different types of bearings 

used in portable power tools; ball bear- 
ings, roller bearings, and powered-metal 
sleeve bearings. One of the more highly 
loaded bearings in a drill is the one on 
which the chuck spindle rides. When 
drilling with hole saws, spade bits, and 
even twist drills, that particular bearing 
is often subjected to very high side loads, 
as well as very high fore and aft loads. 
In a heavy-duty tool we use a ball bearing 
because it has the ability to withstand the 
multi-directional forces imposed on it. 
We normally put a sleeve bearing in the 
consumer tool because it is not subjected 
to the forces you find on a construction 
site. After all, why put a diamond move- 
ment in a lowcost watch? Again it is a 
matter of relative cost. And to repeat, our 
philosophy is that the components should 
be consistent in quality and durability with 
one another and with the intended use 
of the tool. 

Q. I guess we've pretty much gone 
through the insides of tools, except for 
one thing: gears. Tell me the difference, 
if there is one. 

A. Oh, there is and the difference is 
very important, and very simple. A heavy- 
duty tool usually has gears of wrought 
steel which are heat treated after machin- 
ing. The heat treating hardens the metal. 
Now don't confuse hardness with brittle- 
ness. For us, hard mean tough. For some 
people, hard means brittle and that means 
i'-'ll break easily. But, believe me, we 
mean tougli for the overloading a heavy- 
duty tool gets. As for consumer tools, 
we frequently use powdered-metal gears. 
Powdered-metal parts are made using a 
sophisticated technology where, simply 
put, tiny granules of ground metal are 
placed in a mold, compressed under very 
high forces, and then heated until they 
are solidified. They usually require no 
machining, which is one of the largest 
cost factors in gears of wrought steel. 
But don't confuse powdered metal with 
the concept of a second-rate material. It 
isn't. In fact, the sophistication of the 
technique is such that I wouldn't be 
surprised if within the next decade nearly 
all our gears — heavy-duty as well as 
consumer-grade — were made of powdered 
metal. But right now, powdered-metal 
gears are significantly less expensive than 
gears machined from wrought steel. 

Q. As long as we're on the subject of 
metals, are there other parts where one 
kind is used for a consumer tool, another 
for a heavy-duty tool designed for the 
professional tradesman? 

A. Yes. and we'll use a drill again as 
a good example. It's the chuck. And let 
me tell you something about the chuck. 
Most people think the most costly part 
of a drill is the motor, and that seems 
logical enough. But often it's not. The 
chuck is one of the single most ex- 
pensive components of a drill. 

Continued on Page 30 

The bearings, chucks, 
and other components 
of professional and 
consumer power tools 
are compared. 

jrom dust and other abrasives, as welt as 
to guard against heat buildup in con- 
tinuous-use operations, the copper wires 
in the field of the professional power 
tool on the left have been given an 
epoxy coating. Similarly, the wires 
wrapped around the commutator and 
armature are coated with a special resin. 
By capillary action, the resin finds its way 
to the coils and coats every wire. This 
has the effect of bonding the wires 
together into a solid unit so that at high 
temperatures and speeds of up to 25,000 
RPM the wires.don'l rub against one 
another and short circuit. 


precise fitting of parts in professional 
power tools. The housing on the left has 
mating surfaces that have been machined 
for a closer fit with the motor housing. 
In addition, the mating surfaces have 
mating dowels and a pilot diameter for 
closer fit lips with the motor housing to 
give more precise alignment of the hear- 
ing. This gives the professional power 
fool a rigid and precise assembly. The 
consumer power tool housing on the right 
is die cast with minimal machining. 

MAY, 1983 



Continued from Page 29 

Q. That's amazing. 

A. On the surface, yes. Once you get 
into it, no. On a professional tool the 
jaws — the part of the chuck that actually 
grasp the drill bit — are made of very 
costly steel case-hardened for durability. 
The reason is pretty simple. Just think 
of the number of times a bit is inserted 
and removed from the jaws of a heavy- 
duty tool. When you consider the re- 
latively few times that's done with a 
consumer tool, it's easy to see why we 
use a heat treated, less expensive variety 
of steel. And that is perfectly acceptable 
in the consumer tool, because it simply 
does not get very much wear. 

Q. Is one chuck more precise than the 

A. By all means. The "run out" factor 
is precisely two-to-one. You could call 
that the wobble factor. We measure the 
departure of the bit from absolutely 
straight line at a distance of one inch 
from the jaws. In a consumer tool, a 
wobble one ten one-thousandths (.010) of 
an inch is accepted. But on a professional 
tool we do not tolerate variance of more 
than five one-thousandths (.005) of an 
inch — only half as much. That's a func- 
tion of more precise machining, basically, 
and machining is a very, very expensive 
process. The professional tool, by it's 
very nature, demands such precision. The 
consumer tool doesn't, so we've saved 
the consumer some money here, too. A 
lot of money, in fact. 

Q. I've noticed that a lot of plastics 
are used in professional tools nowadays. 
They've always been common in con- 
sumer tools, but not in heavy-duty equip- 
ment. Is that a sign that you're saving 
money on the professional tools — using 
something that's less expensive than metal 
for, say, the housing? 

A. On the contrary. The plastics used 
on heavy-duty tools generally cost at 
least as much, and in many cases more, 
than comparable metal parts. We are 
using plastic because it does a better job 
than metal. It is safer than metal be- 
cause it is a much better electrical in- 

Q. That's likely to surprise a lot of 

A. Yes, I expect it would. People often 
and wrongly, in this case, associate plastic 
with cheapness. 

Q. Is there a difference between the 
plastic used in a heavy-duty tool, and 
the kind used to build a consumer tool? 

A. A considerable difference. Some 
parts of our heavy-duty tools are molded 
of a plastic called "Super Tough" nylon. 
It's so super tough you can whack away 
at it all day long with a six-pound brass 
hammer and not damage it. That's a fact: 

we've put it through destructive testing, 
and it is almost indestructible. Now, com- 
pare that to some aluminum castings 
which shattered during the tests. Not 
easily, but they shattered. 

Q. Do you also use "Super Tough" 
nylon on consumer tools? 

A. For consumer tools, we use a very 
good plastic, but not a "Super Tough" 
nylon. There are a couple of excellent 
reasons for that. First, a professional 
may drop his tool out of a two-story 
window or, at the end of a shift, literally 
toss it into a corner a couple of feet away. 
But a consumer doesn't do that. He 
wouldn't do that to his tool. There's 
another factor. Professional tools are 
often used around grease and solvents. 

We need materials like "Super Tough" 
that will resist the effects of such cor- 
rosives. And heat — that omnipresent 
factor — is always considered. The "Super 
Tough" nylon and other plastics used in 
heavy-duty tools stand up to high operat- 
ing temperatures. But a consumer tool 
doesn't get that hot, so why make it 
more expensive when another; less costly 
material is perfectly suitable? 

Q. I think that we've pretty much run 
through all of the differences between a 
heavy-duty tool for perfessionals and a 
consumer tool designed for the home 
consumer, haven't we? 

A. No, in fact, we haven't. What we 
haven't discussed is the manner in which 
the tools are assembled. 

Q. That's different, too? 

A. In many ways, and in one very, 
very significant one. We'll deal with the 

Q. Go on, then. 

A. Remember, when discussing bear- 
ing and "wobble" how important the 
alignment of a tool is? Well, that align- 
ment is important in a heavy-duty tool 
to increase its efficiency and prolong its 
life. So we put the tool together in a 
different way than a consumer tool. 

Q. I am not sure I understand. 

A. Let me go on then, and I will -keep 
it very simple. Let's consider that we have 
three different external parts on a tool — 
the gear housing, the motor housing, and 
the handle. One way or another, they have 
to be joined into a single unit. We assem- 
ble a heavy-duty tool like a Chinese puz- 
zle — everything interlocks. 

Q. Goon. 

A. Where each of these three parts 
come together in a professional heavy- 
duty tool, we have pilot pins to set the 
alignment. Then we have separate sets of 
screws that join the first to the second, 
and the second to the third. It's a rigid 
and well integrated structure. Drop it, 
and it'll stay pretty much in line. Now, 
on a consumer drill we have just one set 
of screws that go from the gear case, 
through the motor housing, into the han- 
dle. Well, you can see that there's a 
greater possibility of misalignment from 
the axis there. But again, it doesn't make 
that much difference in a consumer tool. 
On the other hand, you must remember 
that a professional power tool is really 
subjected to a lot of hard use on a job 
site. Aside from dust and weather ex- 
tremes, the tool is likely to be thrown 
around, banged, dragged and dropped. Its 
cord is pulled, swung and twisted. A tool 
has got to be tough to take that kind of 
treatment. Here we get into the concept 
of ownership, as opposed to simple use. 
Look at the consumer as an owner, and 
the professional tradesman as a user. An- 
other analogy: are you as careful with an 
out-of-town rental car, as you are with 
the one that's in your own garage in which 
you've invested your own money? 

Q. Yes, I see what you mean. Can you 
sum up briefly the difference between a 
consumer tool that's designed for the 
weekender who uses it at home, and the 
tool that a tradesman uses to earn his 

A. Sure. A heavy-duty tool is built to 
do one kind of job, and the consumer tool 
another kind of job. The professional 
power tool works all day every day often 
under adverse conditions. The consumer 
tool is used considerably less frequently, 
and probably with a lot greater love and 
tenderness. The professional tool costs 
more. Both perform their intended func- 
tions well, and both are excellent values. 
But don't expect a consumer tool to do a 
professional's work. 





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. ■■ 


Members with 25 to 55 years of service 
were awarded pins recently at Local I's 
presentation ceremony. 

Picture No. 1 stiows 25-year members, from 
left: Dick Gibbs, Tom Garnett, Gene Kornack 
and James Born. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Jesus Gueverra, John Dillon, 
Bill Kovacic and Robert Benda. Back row, from 
left: Stephen Czulak, Juan Vela, Frank Kovacic, 
Tony Floera and Karl Mayer. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Joe Briody, Fred Hitzman, Ben 
Cegelark, Mitch Gadja and Vic Herman. 

Back row, from left: Al Stirn, Larry Van 
Mersbergen, Lou Bierwirth, Henry Oster, Don 
Goebelt and Stanley Guzik. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members Fred 
Groth, left, and Art Goebelt. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Charles Erickson, Willam Farr, Henry 
Burmeister and Dick Garnett. 

Picture No. 6 shows 50-year member Art 

Picture No. 7 shows 55-year members Jess 
Tarnask, left, and Pete Ranzino. 

Chicago, III. — Picture No.l 

Chicago, III. — Picture No. 3 
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Chicago, III 
Picture No. 6 

Red Bank, N.J. 


Local 2250 recently awarded service pins to 
members with 25 years of service to the 

United Brotherhood. 

Pictured, first row, from left: Business Rep 
James A. Kirk, Jr., Anthony G. Rescigno, Donald 
Forbes and Financial Secretary Charles E. 

Second row: President Andrew D. Ness. 

Those receiving pins but not present for the 
photo are as follows: Arthur Bridges, Clayton 
H. Carty, Gilbert E. Gallagher, Gerald E. 
Kimbrough, Joseph R. LeMay, Cecil V. 
Matthews, Robert E. Pierce, William P. Wallace 
and John G. Zwick, Jr. 



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Bremerton, Wash. — Picture No. 1 


At an annual pin presentation for Local 
1597, members with 20 to 45 years of service 
were awarded pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows, front row, from left: 
Albert Smith, 35-years; Rolv Moen, 30-years; 
Dale Seachord, 25-years; Glen Sunderlin, 30- 
years; and James Parkhurst, Sr., 30-years. 

Back row, from left: Roy T. Able, 35-years; 
Thomas Hart, past president; Hjalmer Melin, 
35-years; Keith Branch, 20-years; and Charles 
Oswald, 25-years. 


Picture No. 2 shows 45-year member Dewey 
Stevenson, receiving his service pin at the 
nursing home where he resides. 

Those receiving pins but were not present 
are as follows: 25-year members James 
Alexander and William Jensen; 30-year members 
Charles Lemon, Kenneth Ostrem, John Pierce, 
Bud Reeves, Lloyd Straw and Walter Voegeli; 
35-year members Darwin Johnston and Milton 
Ramstead; 40-year members Darrel! Adams, 
Carl Bock, Lawrence Burrett, Walt Christof- 
fersen, Frank Heinz, Seth Hollis, Charles Jarvis 
and John Pouttu. 


A "Years of Service" awards banquet was 
recently held by Local 2158, honoring members 
with up to 40 years of continuous service to 
the Brotherhood. Presentation of pins were by 
guests of honor General President Pat 
Campbell, Second General Vice President 
Anthony "Pete" Ochocki, and Fifth District 
Board IWember Leon Greene, with Business 
IVIanager Doug Banes as Master of Ceremonies. 

Picture No. 1 shows 40-year member Walt 
Ashford receiving his pin from Pat Campbell 
assisted by Pete Ochocki and Leon Greene. 

Picture No. 2 shows Greene, Campbell, and 
Ochocki with 35-year members, back row, from 
left: Raymond Puetsch, William Fisher, Paul 
Maxfield and Don Elliott. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members with 
the three guests of honor: Campbell, Ochocki, 
and Greene; and, second row, from left: Rolyn 
Olson, Floyd Aim and Truman Carter. 

Back row, from left: Burton Shambaugh, 
Forrest Fields, Frank Garvey and Clarence 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members with 
President Campbell; second row, from left: 
Irvin Wilson, Richard Wiebers, Second VP 
Ochocki and Board Member Greene. 

Back row, from left: Darrell O'Boyle, Alfred 
Kittleson, Leslie Fife, Cornelious Boldt and 
Donald Apple. 

Picture No. 5 shows 20-year members, first 
row, from left: James Boldt, Glen Osburn, 
President Campbell, Second VP Ochocki, James 
Bark and John Peterson. Second row, from left: 
Board Member Greene, William Mullen, Donald 
Tubbs and Howard Barto. 

Back row, from left: George Hunter, Era 
Smart, Dean Haugen, Joseph Benisch and Alvin 

Moline, III. — Picture No. 2 

Moline, III. — Picture No. 3 

Moline, III. — Picture No. 4 

Picture No. 5 


Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 1 

Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 4 

Memphis, Tenn. 
Picture No. 2 


Members of Local 345 with longstanding 
service to the Brotherhood recently received 
commemorative pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, 
J. R. Berryhill, 0. J. Ferguson, E. L. McCammon, 
W. S. Payne, H. J. Redwine, R. F. Tubbs, R. L. 
Weir and Fred Woods, Jr. Members elegible for 
20-year pins but not present were: John G. 
Abbott, R. B. Brown, D, R. Hamblen, Harry W. 
Hayes, G. M. Huffstatler, D. P. Maxwell, Jr. and 
Quincy Pegues, and T. T. Sharp. 

Picutre No. 2 shows 25-year members: C. P. 
Harrison, F. T. McElhaney, and Edward T. 
Williams. ,'\lso elegible but not pictured are 
John T. Beard, T. J. Bounds, R. R. Eason, Denver 
Forbis, T. E. Howard, B. G. Wheeler and 
John D. Sanders. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members: 
E. E. Gardner, L. M. Steinberg, and Dewey W. 
Young. 30-year members not pictured are 
0. W. Dana, Carl L. Edge, Saul Galloway, J. T. 
Godsey, H. L. Holden, J. W. Owens, W. M. 
Robinson, B. S. Swindell, James Tucker, and 
Sam M. Ward. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members: H. T. 
Brents, 0. H. Downs, J. W. Fudge, Bill L. 
Holcomb, J. W. Kelly, F. W. Maddox, Jr., Elwood 
Pierce and E. L. Pitts. 35-year members not 
pictured are: W. B. Coleman, J. E. Hartz, 
Clarence Lishman, Jimmy D. Martin, R. D. Mills, 
L T. Pearson, W. K. Reed, Wm. H. Reese, Sr., 
E. G. Sewell, S. L. Thompson and Sam J. Tune. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members: C. C. 
Cook, Jr., Bert Ellis, Wm. A. Feild, R. E. Gibson, 
Mott Gray, E. L. Griggs, E. G. Hall, F. A. Hubbard, 
D. W. Keith, D. 0. LaMasters. Roy C. Landers, 
C. P. Lewis, E. L. McCall, David H. Mosley, 
Floyd Nunn, J. R. Phillips, Ervin Riddle, C. C. 
Snyder, M. G. Utiey and B. F. Wells. 40-year 
members not pictured are: W. W. Cannon, Jr., 
James E. Dalton, Raymond Forsythe, B. D. Hall, 

Memphis, Tenn. 
Picture No. 5 

Memphis, Tenn. 
Picture No. 3 

Memphis, Tenn. 
Picture No. 6 

Vernon Hartsfield, C. D. Heliums, Joe S. Hessel- 
bein, Wiblur Higgins, A. J. Lee, R. C. Livingston, 
J. B. McAllister, M. L. Mitchell, Alfred Moore, 
George R. Roach, Wm. E. Roach, W. L. Rowland, 
W. F. Sanders, Carl A. Sanford, Clifton 0. 
Smith, R. L. Varner and Charles E. Weaver. 

Picture No. 6 shows 45-year members: J. A. 
Chrestman, G. R. Crawford, H. C. Johnson, 
John D. Lane and James R. Green. 45-year 
members not pictured are H. G. Hight, L. L. 
O'Connor, Frank Pitt and L. N. Williams. 
Members receiving pins but not present for 
photos are: 20-year members John G. Abbott, 
G. M. Huffstatler, D. P. Maxwell Jr., Quincy 
R. B. Brown, D. R. Hamblen, Harry W. Haynes, 
Pegues and T. T. Sharp; 25-year members 
John T. Beard, T. J. Bounds, R. R. Eason, 
Denver Forbis, T. E. Howard, B. G. Wheeler 
and John D. Saunders; 30-year members 0. W. 

Dana, Carl L. Edge, Saul Galloway, J. T. Godsey, 
H. L. Holden, J. W. Owens, W. M. Robinson, 
B. S. Swindell, James Tucker and Sam M. 
Ward; 35-year members W. B. Coleman, J. E. 
Hartz, Clarence Lishman, Jimmy D. Martin, 
R. D. Mills, L. T. Pearson, W. K. Reed, Wm. 
H. Reese Sr., E. G. Sewell, S. L. Thompson 
and Sam J. Tune; 40-year members W. W. 
Cannon Jr., James E. Dalton, Raymond Forsythe, 
B. D. Hall, Vernon Hartsfield, C. D. Heliums, 
Joe S. Hesselbein, Wilbur Higgins, A. J. Lee, 
R. C. Livingston, J. B. McAllister, M. L. 
Mithcell, Alfred Moore, George R. Roach, Wm. 
E. Roach, W. L. Rowland, W. F. Sanders, Carl 
A. Sanford, Clifton 0. Smith, R. L. Varner and 
Charles E. Weaver; and 45-year members H. 
G. Hight, L. L O'Connor, Frank Pitt and 
L. N. Williams. 


Local 1365 recently presented service pins 
honoring members with 25 years of service. 

Shown in the accompaning picture are, 
front row, from left: Herbert Verderber, Anton 
Wandschura, MyrI McKee, Anton Kcridnik and 
Joseph Redling. 

Back row, from left: Eugene Rominski, Erich 
Rauser, William Ervin, James Melhuish and 
Peter Schama. 


Not present for the photo were: William 
Bradler. Adam Heiser, John Bronson, John 
Schumacher, John Abend. Mario Alexandri, 
Marion Czarnecki, Tony Delillo, Anton Offen- 
berger, Ignatz Pavlich, Mark Riba, Stephen 
Sabol, Carl Santagata, Adam Szczepanik, Calvin 
Vaccaiello, Adolph Wagner, David Whisenhunt, 
Milovan Cincin, Andreas Friedrich, Jenoe 
Hoffman and Raffaele Spidalieri. 

A special presentation was made to 69-year 
member Joseph Papsun. 

MAY, 1983 


Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 1 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 2 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 5 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 3 

Seattle, Wash. — Picture No. 4 


As part of a 30th anniversary celebration, 
Local 1982 recently awarded service pins to 
members with longstanding service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: President Gordon Reeve, Denver Reedy, 

John Osborne, Jim Ripp, George Wight and 
Lowell Van Gerpen. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Ray Hervey, Joe Brown, and Trustee 
William Pemberton. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Business Rep Tom Snyder, Thomas 

Brearly, Vic Gary, Robert Pearson and Jay 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Tom Egaas, Al Grover, Don Leahy, Floyd 
Rodgers and Bill Roberts. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year member Vice 
President Robert Allen. 


Members with 25 to 40 years of service to 
the brotherhood were awarded pins at a recent 
special meeting of Local 2024. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Donald Powell, John Byrd, Wiley R. Cline, 
Frederick Upchurch and Norris Lightbourne. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Bus. Rep. K. A. Berghuis, Exec. 
Sec. Andrew E. Dann, Sr. and John Sutherland. 

Back row, from left: Fin. Sec. N. A. 
Tisthammer, Franklin Brown, Nick Whitson, 
Donald Mylks, Chester Neugent, Herb Summers, 
Willie Bass and Pres. R. E. Stephenson. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Exec. Sec. Dann, Bus. Rep. 
Berghuis and Pres. Stephenson. 
Back row, from left: Fin. Sec. Tisthammer, 

Roy Terjesen, Ezekial Poitier, Ira Shockey, 
John N. Bryan, Joseph Kulick and William 
Pinder, Jr. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, 
from left: Carl T. Powell, Sr., Douglas Price 
and George Walton. 

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Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 3 


phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 1 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 2 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 3 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 4 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 5 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 8 


Local 1089 recently awarded honors to 51 
members with 25-45 years of service to the 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 6 

Brotherhood along with three special honors 
for service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Herbert Oldsen, Demko 
Pychowycz, Charles Peterson and Don I. 

Middle row, from left: Robert Pais, Ray 
Hansen, Herman Smith, Charles Weidmaier and 
Joe House. 

Back row, from left: Sam Tharp, Ralph 
Mellecker, Don Kraker, Don Griffith and Jake 

Picture No. 2 shows 30year members, front 
row, from left: Tom Richas, Henery Cruz, Joe 
Perchal, William Ode and Al Humble. 

Back row, from left: Ronald Archer, Ed 
Pederson, Wayne Ziegler and Joe Champie. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: William Holt, William Holloway, 
Earl Howard and Charles Rabe. 

Back row, from left: Ben Baum, Ed Davis, 
Allen Wright and James Cutbirth. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Kendrick Thompson, Amos 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 7 

McDonald, Leo Houston, Charles Silas, Frank 

Middle row, from left: Loyd Cowan, Joe 
Mellecker, B. F. Cox, Frank Teliva and Ray 

Back row, from left: Earl Detherow, R. W. 
Smith, Roy Branstetter, Fletcher Stewart and 
Melvin Glaser. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: C. E. McKibben and Henry 

Back row, from left: Morris Christensen, 
Rudy Christensen and C. A. Anderson. 

Picture No. 6 shows Jack Greene, Arizona 
state council secretary, presenting a UBC belt 
buckle to Julius Versteeg, retired recording 

Picture No. 7 shows Secretary Greene 
presenting a UBC belt buckle to R. C. "Tommy" 
Holt, retired business agent. 

Picture No. 8 shows Secretary Greene 
presenting a UBC belt buckle to Justin Foss, 
retired custodian. 

MAY, 1983 


The following list of 680 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $1,134,103.95 death claims paid in February, 
1983; (s) following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

2, Cincinnati, OH — Rosemary A. Bauer (s). 
4, Davenport, lA — Henry Latham. 

6, Hudson County NJ — William Bader. 

7, Minneapolis, MN — Albert J. Sayer, Albin N. 

Rye, Carl A. Paulson, Edmund Swensen, 
Edward J. Bakka, Elmer N. Nelson, Grant 
Thorvin Mikkelson, Joseph P. Van Canneyt, 
Lavern Rowell, Oscar D. Reitan, Victoria 
M. Sappa (s). 

8, Philadelpliia, PA — Elizabeth A. Haigh (s), 
James M. Quigley, Sigurd A. Ingels. 

9, Buffalo, NY— Richard Roof. 

10, Chicago, IL — Kither Greenlee. 

12, Syracuse, NY — John E. Parker. 

13, Chicago, IL — Charles W. Chartrand, Frank 

A. Flynn, Michael J. Cassidy. 

17, Dronx, NY — Arne G. Norustrom, Carlos Han- 
nibal, Edward Reid, Emilio Binotto, Frank 
Barth, Gaetano Galati, Gunnar Bergkvist, 
Louis Watzky, Louis Weiner, Olav Hodna, 
Patricia Kennedy, Philip Mentesana, Salva- 
tore Delucci, Samuel York. 

19, Detroit, MI— Mack M. Stillwagon. 

22, San Francisco, CA — Denis Mehigan. 

24, Central CT — Alexander Wislocki, James 

25, Los Angeles, CA — William James Kolb. 

26, East Detroit, MI — J. Dennis Franklin, Nor- 

man Nazarowff. 

27, Toronto, Ont., Can. — Gelinas Beaulieu, 
Joseph A. Falls, William Barbowski. 

31, Trenton, NJ — Jean Howell (s), Nicholas 

33, Boston, MA — Sam Goodman. 

35, San Rafael, CA— Edna Marie Cohen (s), 
Henry Lee. 

36, Oakland, CA — Eugene R. Hammond, Harry 
R. Harvey, Herman Ollikkala. Ira G. Book- 
man, Karl J. Heihn. Marrietta A. Sahlin (s). 

40, Boston, MA — Arthur Richard. 

41, Wobui'n, MA — James S. Finethy. 

43, Hartford, CT — Edward Amede Boudreau, 
John Makitalo, Joseph Bordua, Shirley 
Rauschenbach (s). 

47, St. Louis, MO — Evelyn Amelia Wideman (s), 

Henry Luetkenhaus. 

48, Fitchburg, MA — Dieudonne Begnoche. 
51, Boston, MA — Anthony Roderick. 

54, Chicago, IL — Sterling Werner. 

55, Denver, CO — Albert A. Vengley, Eleanor B. 

Hughes (s), Roy S. Walters. 
58, Chicago, IL — Carl Rutberg, Gunner A. Swan- 
son, Lilly H. Carlson (s), Marilyn Jean 
Swanson (s). 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Howard L. Haggard, Lil- 
lian E. Perkinson (s). 

61, Kansas City, MO — James C. Pugh, Raymond 

L. Shanafelt, Walter A. Casselman, William 
C. Spuehler. 

62, Chicago, IL — Anton Damaska, John Barnett, 

Walter Ringbloom. 

63, Bloominglon, IL — James E. Leonard. 

64, Louisville, KY — Rebecca V/eigand (s), Willie 

C. Vincent. 

65, Perth Amboy, NJ — Alex J. Beyers, Harry 
Miller, William F. Leahey. 

66, Glean, NY— Charles B. Peterson. 

67, Boston, MA — Albert A. Labrecque. 

73, St. Louis, MO— Carl M. Spicer. Fred Boaz. 

74, Chattanooga, TN— Roy K. Lavender. 

76, Hazelton, PA— Andrew Straka, William 

77, Port Chester, NY — Louis Bambino, 

80, Chicago, IL — Martin Schulz, Mildred S. 

Vodvarka (s). 
83, Halifax, N.S., Can.— William Henry Eddy. 
85, Rochester, NY — Anthony Schneider, Ben 

Drexler, Margie Cole (s). 
87, St. Paul, MN— Arthur Bredy, Axel G. Modin, 

Clarence Lupelow, Clemence Mikulewicz, 

Herbert Wille, Stanley N. Olson. 

89, Mobile, AL— Ellis Q. Powell. 

90, EvansviUe, IN— Clarence Alvey, Jr., Wilfred 

B. Will. 

94, Providence, RI — Blanche Dallaire (s), Carl 
O. Johnson, Porfiro Silvia, William Glines. 

95, Detroit, MI— Margaret Rabinowitz (s), Theo- 

dore R. Millner. 
101, Baltimore, MD— William Clemens. 

Local Union, City 

103, Birmingham, AL — James H. Lott, Mildred 
Hamilton (s), Reuel R. Fields. 

104, Dayton, OH— Frank E. Crabtree, Vernon 
Thomas Moore. 

105, Cleveland, OH— William A. Feihl. 

106, Des Moines, lA — John Bonney. 

107, Worcester, MA — Jacqueline A. Blen (s). 

108, Springfield, MA — Arthur L. Fournier, 
Franklin Savage, Sebastiana Galios. 

109, Sheffield, Al^John W. Mecke. 

110, St. Joseph, MO — Carl F. Tannheimer, Floyd 
V. Dowdy, Hattye Lillian McMurry (s), 
John R. Karrle. 

120, Utica, NY— Donald P. Staffer, Lewis 

124, Passaic, NJ — Alice Olson (s), John Amels, 

Maria Vecellio (s), Thomas Heyn. 

131, Seattle, WA— Alford Anderson, Allen A. 
Anunson, Bertha Danielson (s), Erik Mar- 
tinson, John Nebb, Kirk G. Nelson, O. 
Oliver Ray, Sigurd F. Holm, William H. 

132, Washington, DC — Donate Martino, Viola 
Korn (s). 

133, Terre Haute, IN— Richard Lacher. 

141, Chicago, IL — James F. Brown, Matthew 

144, Macon, GA — John F. Wynn. 
146, Schenectady, NY — Maynard W. Sisson. 
159, Charleston, SC— George W. Campbell, Wil- 

lard J. Giggleman. 
162, San Mateo, CA — James Whitney, Marion 

Barbour (s). 
174, Joliel. IL — Alice Jean Krueger (s), Hilding 

S. Frojd. 

180, Vallejo, CA— A. Charles Ayers. 

181, Chicago, IL — Harold Blast, Tyronne Zavor- 

182, Cleveland, OH— Anna W. Simmerer (s), 
Emil J. Kwast. 

183, Peoria, IL — Casper P. Schrepfer, James H. 
Kneebone, Roy Best. 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Carl Richard Cordray. 

188, Yonkers, NY — Joseph Ritz. 

189, Quincy, Il^Cyril Henry Bollan. 

190, Klamath Falls, OR— Lloyd Day. 
195, Peru, IL— Florence Wolf (s). 

198, Dallas, TX— Donald J. Wagner, Irvin W. 
Rushing, Ivan L. Miles, James C. Barton, 
Kenneth D. Rice, Paul G. Simolke, Pleasant 
C. L. Hodge. 

199, Chicago, IL — Ragnar Nelson. 

200, Columbus, OH — Arthur J. Green, Marjorie 
A. Brandel (s). 

203, Poughkeepsie, NY — Elmer V. Mabie. 

210, Stamford, CT— Stanley Parker. 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— Harry R. Setzenfand, 
Joseph Rebel. 

213, Houston, TX — Henry C. Gerren, James 
Homer Lee, Kit Ramsey, Mary Jackson (s), 
Maurice Mason, William A. Taylor. 

215, Lafayette, IN — Murray W. Cooper. 

218, Boston, MA — Anthony DiBeneditto, Louis 
Glazer, William R. Anthony. 

232, Fort Wayne, IN— George Wilson, John J. 

235, Riverside, CA— Harold E. Stout. 

241, Moline, IL— Axel G. Blade. 

242, Chicago, IL — Lillian A. Nemeth (s), Michael 

246, New York, NY— Andjelko Crvaric, Gio- 
vanni Danisi. 

247, Portland, OR— Evelyn F. Rundberg (s), 
Frank Conrad, Jay L. Miller, Lillian Put- 
nam (s), Margaret Ellen Robson (s). 

252, Oshkosh, WI— Arthur H. Kuhnz. 

255, Bloomingburg, NY — Laura Gath fs). 

257, New York, NY— Edward Hemmila, Helen 

Shaw (s), Joseph Amoroso, Richard Mc- 

Closkey, Theo Kuhn. 

260, Berkshire Cnty., MA — Guerrino Bozzolo. 

261, Scranton, Pa — Frank Campbell, Henry 

262, San Jose, CA — Gerald Bremenkamp. 

264, Milwaukee, WI — John H. Holmgren. 

265, Saugerties, NY— Dolores Thelma Jennings 

267, Dresden, OH— Alfred Robert England, 
Dean S. Wolfe. 

Local Union, City 

278, Watertown, NY— Alton H. Brouse, Ferdi- 
nand J. Parody, Mary J. Patterson (s). 

281, Binghamton, NV— Michael J. Kutch, Mil- 
dred C. Brogan. 

283, Augusta, GA — Jack C. Andrews, Sr., Reeves 
Franklin Burke. 

284, New York, NY— Ernest Woltersdorf. 
286, Great Falls, MT— Harry E. Knight. 
288, Homestead, PA — Raymond Veith. 
311. Joplin, MO— Oliver M. Gilbert. 

316, San Jose, CA — Chester C. Hough, Georgia 
Ellen Raymond (s), Hipolito V. Franco. 

324, Waco, TX— Edward Garrett McKinney, 
Juan A. Partida. 

329, Oklahoma City, OK— Arthur Berg, Virginia 
Larivee Davis (s). 

337, Detroit, MI— Herbert Norton. 

338, Seattle, WA— Robert E. Lindberg. 

347, Mattoon, IL — Frances Irene Cobb (s). Lela 

May Evans (s). 
350, New Rochelle, NY— Jacqueline Staehle (s). 
355, Buffalo, NY— Albert Kohl. 
359, Philadelphia, PA— Alexander M. Caldwell, 

Alexander Oestricher, Dmytro Szewczuk. 
361, Dululh, MN — George C. Jorgenrud. 
365, Marion, IN — Richard M. Brock. 
379, Texarkana, TX— Hershel E. Ripley. 
400, Omaha, NE— Edward Hines. 
407, Lewiston, ME — Alphonse Blouin. 
422, New Brighton, PA — Beverly C. Locke. 
424, Hingham, MA— Olof I. Olofson. 
428, Fairmont, WV— Archie F. Slusser. 
430, Wilkensburg, PA— Nina Muriel McDowell 

(s), Robert N. Thomas. 

433, Belleville, IL— Rolla E. Rogers. 

434, Chicago, IL— Camilla WaU (s), George 

440, Buffalo, NY— Irving F. Myers. 

452, Vancouver, BC, Can. — Eleanor Nancy Tol- 
lefson (s), Herbert Cunliffe, Howard Proc- 
tor, Karen Donovan (s). 

454, Philadelphia, PA— Viola Alicia McPherson 

458, Clarksville, IN— Atwood McKim, Roy 

461, High-.vood, IL — Roland A. Schneider. 

470, Tacoma, WA — Armando Lencioni, Charles 
E. Weymouth, Irene S. Dexter (s), Jerome 
Hodge, Lewis E. Getchell, Pere Nilsen, 
Sigrid Carlson (s). 

483, San Francisco, CA — Berdina Eleanor Car- 
pentier (s). 

492, Reading, PA — Donald J. Butler. 

494, Windsor, Ont., Can.— Rita MacDonald (s). 

495, SIreator, IL— John Kyle. 

507, Nashville, TN— Loretta C. Hatcher (s). 
512, Ann Arbor, MI — Drolan Carter. 
530, Los Angeles, CA — Rudy Hashimoto. 
532, Elmira, NY — Leonard Burnside, Jr. 
535, Norwood, MA — Carl E. Nielsen. 
550, Oakland, CA— Donald D. Erlbaum, Frank 
P. Legreve, Howard L. Burger, John Jones. 

558, Elmhurst, II^Howard B. Prehm, William 
Wilcox, Sr. 

559, Paducah, KY— Lela M. Collins (s). 

563, Glendale, CA — Monty H. Yarter, Oscar 

579, St. John, NT, Can.— Hector Brown. 
586, Sacramento, CA — Earl J. Cantrell, Esther 

L. Avery (s), June E. Napols (s), Victor W. 

600, Lehigh Valley, PA— John F. Ritter, Jr. 

607, Hannibal, MO — Kenneth A. Locke. 

608, New York, NY— John Arntsen, Joseph 
Endrizzi, Samuel Komaroff, Thomas Rior- 

610, Port Arthur, TX— Ivy N. Noble, James 

Jimmy Gary. 
623, Atlantic County, NJ— Elias N. Tubman, 

Neil A. Woerner. 
626, Wilmington, DE— Grover J. Smith. 
639, Akron, OH— Joseph Tesitel. 

642, Richmond, CA — Clarence McNabb, Gladys 
Rac (s), Harry L. Lee, Lewis O. McGee. 

643, Chicago, IL — Jens Mostad, Paul A. Zemba. 

644, Pekin, IL— Walter Erxleben. 

665, Amarillo, TX — Alton T. Quisenberry, Nel- 
son B. North. 
668, Palo Alto, CA— Charles Stiltner. 



Local Union, City 

669, Harrisburg, IL — Ben R. Williams. 
678, Dubuque, lA — Fred L. Koehler. 
694, Boonville, IN — Robert Seitz. 
696, Tampa, FL — Marguerite Gable (s). 
701, Fresno, CA— Bill E. Moug, Paul Tracy. 
705, Lorain, OH — Alva Gordon. 
710, Long Beach, CA — Robert N. Cotton. 
714, Olath-, KS — Charles A. Murrow. 
721, Los Angeles, CA — Aurora E, Reents (s), 
Ernest Pimental, Jesus Morales. 

725, Litchfield, Il^Cecelia A. Osterman (s). 
Mabel Wright (s). 

726, Davenport, lA — Theodore F. Lyons (s). 
728, Pontiac, IL — Sterling Williams, William 

738, Portland, OR— Ethel Ann Selivanow (s). 
740, New Yorl<, NY— John R. Hock. 
743, Bakersfield, CA — Muriel Margaret Mc- 

Daniel (s), Tom Phillips. 
745, Honolulu, HI— Tad Tadashi Ohta. 
747, Oswego, NY — Howard L. Myers. 
753, Beaumont, TX — Murray Williams. 
764, Shreveport, LA — Doris Pearl Dickson (s). 
767, Ottumwa, lA — Tony J. Jackson. 

770, Yakima, WA — Ann Evelyn Simmermanfs). 
Chester D. Harper, Frank J. Kautzman, 
Herman Joseph Klinner, Joseph S. Wood. 

771, Watsonville, CA— Harold E. Buchier. 

772, Clinton, lA — Edward A. Andring. 

773, Braddock, PA— Wilfred Roy Hodder. 
783, Sioux Falls, SD — Otis Tripp. 

785, Cambridge, Ont., Can. — James Golan. 

815, Beverly, IMA — Roman Grygol. 

824, Muskegon, MI — Margaret G. Tupper (s). 

839, Des Plaines, IL — Henry Altergott. 

844, Reseda, CA — James L. Marable, John A. 

Mahoney, Melvin Croymans. 
846, Lethbdge, Alta., Can. — Clarence Barby, 

Hans Richter. 
851, Anoka, MN— Ronald A. Roth. 
889, Hopkins, MN — Clayton Sipprell. 
899, Parkersburg, WV— Henry Siers, Sr. 
902, Brooklyn, NY— Michael Petak. 
916, Aurora, IL — John G. Nagy. 
925, Salinas, CA — Cecil Griffith. 
929, Los Angeles, CA— Betty L. Hooks (s), 

Clifford L. Fleener, Harry Fretz, Mordica 

D. Self, Roy E, Gooding. 

932, Peru, IN — Clara Lowman (s), Marshall 

933, Hermiston, OR— Ellen Ashbeck (s). 
940, Sandusky, OH— Charles Bruens. 

943, Tulsa, OK— George F. Morgan, H. C. 
Hibbard, Sr. 

944, San Bernardino, CA — Ernest T. Norris. 
948, Sioux City, lA— Svend Jensen, William 

G. Koetters, Sr. 
953, Lake Charles, LA — Odella Marie Fontcnot 

958, Marquette, MI— Wilbur Neil Hodge. 

973, Texas City, TX— Lois Guinclle Mott (s). 

974, Baltimore, MD — Charles Edward Bacon. 

977, Wichita Falls, TX— Ida Lee Pace (s). 

978, Springfield, MO— Dorothy C. Johnson (s). 

981, Petaluma, CA — Connie Mae Brown (s). 

982, Detroit, MI— Bycrs A. Young. 

993, Miami, FL — Oscar M. Davis. Woodrow W. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Mack M. Holcomb, Ray- 
mond Cischke. 

1000, Tampa, Fl.— Aubrey C. Clements. 

1005, Merrillville, IN— Edward Mullen, Essie 
Wireman (s). Thomas L. I.ankford. 

1024. Cumberland. MD— H.izcl V. Meese (s). 

1025, Medford. Wl— Henry G. Wicgel. 

1052, Hollywood, CA— Joseph K. Schacfer. 

1053, Milwaukee, VVI— Anton J. Radiske, Miles 
D. Faulds. 

1062. Santa Barbara, CA — William Jones. 

1065, Salem. OR— Erwin Kuehl. 

1067, Port Huron. MI— John G. Wilson. 

1086. Porl.smoulh Navy Yard, VA— Lester Hugh 

1089, Phoenix, AZ — James Westbrook, Wilson 

f )ckerman. 
1093, Glcncove. NY— Charles G. Carey, Sr. 

1097, Longvicw, TX— Jessie W. Gentry. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA— Gilbert A. Lcblanc. 
Marvyn Edwina McDanicl (s), Stella M. 
Armato (s). 

1102, Detroit, MI— Claud Benson. Cordcll 
Robinson. Doyle Roger Howe. John A. 
Firth, Oris Ray. Patrick J. Kane, Stephen 
Licina. William Halvas. 

1104, T.vler, TX— Waller L. Pruitt. 

1109, Vlsalia, CA— Lucille Milligan (s). 

Local Union, City 

li;0, Portland, OR— Inez P. Arnold (s). 
1125, Los Angeles, CA— Floyd W. Hardy. 
1140, San Pedro, CA— Lydia Grill (s), Romulo 

M. Zardeneta. 
1142, Lawrenceburg, IN — Ralph E. Louden. 

1148, Olympia, WA — Modest Jack Blocher. 

1149, San Francisco, CA — Fred G. Lemaster, 
X. L. Jones. 

1150, Saratoga Springs, NY — Leo Westcott. 
1155, Columbus, IN — Robert J. Norton. 
1160, Pittsburgh, PA — Daniel D. Szeszko. 
1162, College Point, NY— Patrick McBrearty. 
1164, New York, NY — Anton Lauritsch. Bertha 

Kostriza (s). 
1185, Chicago, IL — James S. Clark. 
H87, Grand Island, NE— Harry Pursell, Richard 

A, Hoselton. 
1207, Charleston, WV— Clifford Wolfe. 
1222, Medford, NY — Maureen Diane McFadden 

Ross (s), Selma S. Petersen (s). 
1227, Ironwood, MI — Fay O. Maki (s), Roger 

1235, Modesto, CA — Raymond Cisi. 
1245, Carlsbad, NM— Owen H. Palmer. Willie 

C. Bass. 
1250, Homestead, FL — Jeffrey A. Cobourne. 
1266, Austin, TX— Martin Menk. 
1271, Nevada, MO — Sarah E. Yokley (s). 

1273, Eugene, OR— Harold C. Blum, Olaf 

1274, Decatur, AL — John C. Harrison. 
1278, Gainesville, FL — Joseph W. Crowley. 
1289, Seattle, WA — Araminta D. Destremps (s). 
1296, San Diego, CA— Arthur Fagg. Charles E. 

Wilson, Harold W. Ludwig, Otto Barnes. 

1301, Monroe, MI — Blanche D. Pope (s). 

1302, New London, CT— Abel Perry. Sr. 
1305, Fall River, MA— Eugene W. Bouchard 
1307, Evanslon, IL — Nannie Church (s). 
1310, St. Louis, MO— Ruth Jane Decker (s). 
1319, Albuquerque, NM — Maximilliano A. San- 

1325, Edmonton, Alta, Can. — Anne Parsons (s), 
Jonas Leander, Stanley A. McKay. 

1327, Phoenix, AZ— Herbert E. Anderson. 

1342, Irvington, NJ — John Meffen. 

1363, Oshkosh, WI— Clifford Maloney. 

1367, Chicago, IL — Elizabeth C. Belz (s). 

1372, Easthampton, MA — Maryan J. Hubert. 

1379, North Miami, FL — Fred J. Harrison. 

1382, Rochester, MN— Everett Wilson, Gerda E. 
Falmoe (s), Mildred Swanson (s). 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, FL— James B. Tribble. 

1396, Golden, CO— Cecil T. Nichols. 

1400, Santa Monica, CA— J. Gale Wallace, 
James McClendon. 

1401, Buffalo, NY — Herbert J. Shanahan. 
1404, Biloxi, MS— Carrie Aldridge Poole (s). 

1407, San Pedro, CA— Harold E. Steward. 
Rachel Esposito (s). Romola E. Johnson (s), 
Roy E. Bridgefarmer. 

1408. Redwood City, CA— William N. Orvik 
1413, Ottawa, OH— John W. Cor.. Sr. 

1415. New Ulm, MN— Erwin Schnobrich. 
1421, Arlington, TX— Ruth Irene Seabolt (si. 
1423, Corpus Christi, TX— Annice Elliott (s), 

Beatrice Gonzalez (s). 
1445, Topeka, KS — Carl E. Nelson. 
1452, Detroit. MI— Stanley D. Darke. 
1454, Cincinnati, OH — Raymond Jones. 
1456. New York. NY— Herbert Stahlecker. 

Sverre Andresen. 
1462, Bucks County, PA — Catherine T. Contino 


1478, Redondo, CA — Clarence E. Nay, Lillian 

Ht>wsc (s). 
1489, Burlington, NJ — Ibbotson Mason. 
1495, Chico, CA— Arthur T. Lanthicr. Sherwood 

H. Naylor. 
1497. Fast Los Angeles. C.\— I eroy Walker. 

1506. Los Angeles. CA — Muriel Vivian Davis 
(s). Vaskcn C*. Barsamian. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Dorothea Sanders (s). 
Ernest R. Pcderson. Lcth.i Jones (s). Martha 
Seaman (s). William L. Adair. 

1512. Blounlvillc, TN — John H. Cumbow, Roy- 
lee Glover. 
1519. Ironlon. OH— Ronald Hcnicin. 
1526, Denton. TX— J.ick M. Smith. 
1536. New York. NY— Fedcrica Fcllin (s). 
15.18. Miami. AZ — John C. Denton. 
1553, Cuhcr City, CA— Lillian Rudccn Specs. 

1564, Ca>pcr WV- Ravmond C. Abcyta. 

1565. Abilene. TX— Joe Rccp. 

1570. Marysville, CA— James H. Foosc, Ted 

Local Union, City 

1577, Buffalo, NY— George D. Lilly. 

1583, Englewood, CO — Charles F. Overheiser, 
Christiane F. Theden (s). Jack R. Smith. 

1590, Washington, DC— Milton T. Curtis, Regi- 
nald Dean. 

1592, Samia, Ontario, Can. — Wilfred John 

1596, St. Louis, MO — Roland A. Sommer, Sara 
C. Zander (s). 

1598, Victoria, BC, Can.— John Clyde. 

1599, Redding CA — Harley E. Stevens. Sr., Rose 
Etta Chaney (s). 

1607, Los Angeles, CA — Andrew Nelson. Wil- 
liam A. King. 

1615. Grand Rapids, MI— Karl Kipp. 

1618, Sacramento, CA — Barbara Mae Oilman 

1635, Kansas City, MO— John H. Kurn. 

1664, Bloomington, IN — Blanche Mildred 
Nethery (s). 

1665, Alexandria, VA — Marion C. Thomas. 
1669, Ft. William Ont. Can.— John Vuotari 

Lyydi Hartikainen (s). Viljo Mattila. 

1689, facoma, WA— Donald Felts. Earl B. John- 
son, Edward C. Klages. Joseph Koval. 

1693. Chicago, IL — Ann Dahlstrom (s), Hoyt G. 

1708, Auburn, WA — Don E. Lozensky. 

1715, Vancouver, WA — Edwin E. Larson, Henry 
H. Simmons, William R. Sorrell. 

1725, Daytona Beach, FL — Charles Henry 
Thorpe. James C. Martz, Joseph P. Peek, 
Norman Lara. William A. Gates. 

1750, Cleveland, OH— Paul Harris. 

1764, Marion, VA — Eugene Medley, Fletcher 
Gray Woody (s). 

1770, Cape Girardeau, MO — Jerry Kay Keene. 

1779, Calgary, Alta, Can. — Alex Greenwood, 
Herbert Carlson, Michael Sweet. 

1780, Las Vegas, NV— Lillie Belle Thompson (s). 
1789, Bijou, CA— Donald Richard Rogers. 
1811, Monroe, LA — Ira C. Smith. 

1815, Santa Ana, CA— Lee Gilchrist. 

1822, Fort Worth, TX— Arvil C. Baker. Clay S. 

1823, Philadelphia, PA — Bernard McCue, Frank 
J. Getz. 

1837, Babylon, NY— Dolores H. Parker (s). 

1845, Snoqualm Fall, WA — Howard E. Thomas. 

1846, New Orleans, L.\ — John H. Robertson, 
William W. Haas. 

1849, Pasco, WA— Mabel L. McKnight (s). 

1865. Minneapolis. MN — John Starheim. 

1913. San Fernando, CA— Clifford S. Fuller. 

Jessie Map- ar (s). Larry Quagliano. William 

P. Palm. 
1921, Hempstead, NY— Theodore C. Witting. 
1948, Ames, Iowa— Roy V. Bell. 
1978, Buffalo, NY — Charles E. Dingeldey. 

2006, Los Gatos, CA— Milton F. Mitchell. 

2007, Orange, TX — A. Carrol Bishop. 
2020, San Diego, CA — Hoyt E. Tweedy. 
2030, SI. Genevieve. MO— Raymond H. Roth. 
2046. Martinez, CA— Felix Bolduc, Robert A. 

Valentine. Walter M, Freeman. 
2067, Medford. OR— Roman J. Schroeder. 
2073, Milwaukee, WI— Emily S. Warzon (s). 
2078, Vista, CA— Henry R. Gibson. 
2094, Chicago, IL — Theodore A. Okrzesik. 
2114, Napa, C\ — Louis M. Grucnhagen (s). 
2117, Flushing, NY — Martin Hansen. 
2119, SI. Louis, MO— Elevera Basden (s). Matt 

2155, New York, NY— Joseph A. Martinolich, 

Sidney Kutner, Wladislaus Kiedrowski. 
2203, Anaheim, CA— Robert H. Woodside. 

Thomas A. Chavez. 
2231. Los Angeles. CA — Elmer R.iy Rowley. 

Harold B Seashollz. 
2249, Adams County, CO— Nelson W. Hopp. 
2274. Pillsburgh, PA — Earl F. Arnold, Geraldinc 

Pellish (s). 

2287, New York. NY — Seymour Harris. 

2288. I OS Angeles. C.\— Harry E. McConncll, 
Lillian M. Davis (si. 

2297. Lebanon. MO — Gus Emanuel .Swanson. 
2352. Corinth. MS — Clara Gertrude Brown (s). 
2375. Los Angeles. CA— Clarence Wright. Jr.. 

John T. Mulhcrron. Martin E. Cornelius. 
2391. Holland. MI— Harold J. Lcmmcn. 
2.196. Seattle. WA— Hildcr Rorvick. 
2403. Richland. WA— William E. Mabry. 
2425. CIcndive. MO— Joe L. Popiel. 
2436. New Orleans. LA — Michael Tripkovich. 
2467, Florence, CO — Paul Leonard. 
2470, TuUahoma, TN— James C. MahafTa. 

MAY, 1983 


In Memoriam 

Continued from Page 37 

2498, Longview, WA — Vivian L. Davis (s). 

2519, Seattle, WA— Willis Blakesley. 

2520, Anchorage, AK — Peter B. Ostergaard, 
William Peterson. 

2559, San Francisco, CA — Larry C. Pond. 
2581, Libby, MO — Delphin O. Gunderson, Oscar 

G. Titman. 
2585, Saginaw, MI — Kenneth W. Jung. 

2600, San Diego, CA— Harry L. Wible. 

2601, Lafayette, IN — Laura E. Croussore, Mary 
Lou Goldsberry (s). 

2633, Tacoma, WA — Stanley Nowocin. 

2693, Port Arthur, Ont., Can. — Arvo Paluste, 
Donald Jeffries, Martti Kujala. 

2714, Dallas, OR— Lucille Reef (s). 

2750, Springfield, OR— Edna L. Kaufman (s). 

2767, Morton, WA— Edward W. Raysbrook, 
Eric Johnson. 

2825, Nashville, TN— Kingsley Peter Akpe (s). 

2834, Denver, CO— Paul A. Chancy. 

2845, Forest Grove, OR — Esther Jesse Anderson 

2861, Vernon BC, Can. — Raymond Bazell. 

2910, Baker, OR — Dick M. Downend. 

2931, Eureka, CA— Henry Elmer Becker, Jr. 

2949, Roseburg, OR — Charles Dexter Smith. 

2961, St. Helens, OR — Harold G. Andreen. 

2982, Staunton, VA— Wilbert Cales. 

2995, Kapuskasng, Ont., Can.— Dorilla Dan- 
cause, Marcel Blanchette. 

3074, Chester, CA— Frank J. Ross, Warren L. 

3088, Stockton, CA— Charles S. Roberts. 

3127, New York, NY— Efrain Rodriguez, Willie 
J. Martin. 

3141, San Francisco, CA — Victoria Vella. 

3203, Shawano, WI— Arnold Schultz. 

Vietnam Memorial 
Catalog Address 

In a fecent issue of CARPENTER, we 
printed information on obtaining a 
catalog listing all the names on the 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and location 
of the names. This information has been 
updated. The price of the catalog re- 
mains $13.00, postage paid; new address 
for ordering is as follows: 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 

1110 Vermont Ave., N.W. Suite 308 

Washington, D.C. 20005 

Phone 202/659-1157 

V^here Do You Fit 

A lot of local union members are like 

wheelbarrows — no good unless they 

are pushed. 
Some are like canoes; they need to be 

Some are like kites; if you don't keep a 

string on them, they fly away. 
Some are like footballs; you can't tell 

which way they will bounce. 
Some are like balloons — full of wind 

and ready to blow up. 
Some are like trailers; they have to be 

pulled along. 
Some are like neon lights; they keep 

going on and off. 
And, then, some are like good watches: 

open faced, pure gold, quietly busy, 

and full of good works — for which we 

are thankful. 
—Author unknown; Submitted by Joseph L. 

Holdmann, Local #558, Elmhurst, III. 

Court Orders Release 

Continued from Page 17 

struction equipment bearing the name of 
Leonard B. Hebert, Jr. & Co., one of the 
employers involved in the case, at the 
jobsite of a nonunion contractor. Pro- 
fessional Construction Services. Later, a 
Hebert superintendent intimated to 
Laborde the existence of an affiliation 
between Hebert and Professional. 

Finally, record evidence revealed that 
another New Orleans construction em- 
ployer, Boh Bros. Company (a respon- 
dent in the case) created a nonunion 
counterpart, Broadmoor Corporation. 
Boh Bros, was a party to collective bar- 
gaining agreements with the Union and 
was a member of AGC. Employees of 
Boh Bros, informed Laborde when they 
relinquished their union membership that 
they were going to work for Broadmoor 
Corporation. Thereafter, Laborde actu- 
ally observed former union members 
working at a Broadmoor Construction 


Based on this type of information, the 
union sent to each of the 10 respondent 
companies a letter requesting information 
concerning possible double-breasting. 
These letters were mailed between Janu- 
ary 18 and February 12, 1980. None of 
the companies provided the requested 
information. Interestingly, five of the 10 
companies responded (each separately) 
with letters that read identically, word- 
for-word, asking the union to disclose 
"detailed" reasons justifying its request 
for information. 

On March 14, 1980, the union filed 
formal charges with the NLRB alleging 
that the employers had engaged in unfair 
labor practices. 

In the meantime, collective bargaining 
negotiations between the union and AGC, 
on behalf of the employers, commenced 
regarding renewal of the agreement that 
was to expire on April 30, 1980. Laborde 
testified before an administrative law 
judge that Robert Boh, President of both 
AGC and Boh Bros. Company, com- 
mented disparagingly during the course of 
these negotiations on the union's letter 
and subsequent filing of unfair labor 
practice charges with the Board. Boh 
denied this during testimony before the 
administrative law judge, but the ad- 
ministrative law judge made a credi- 
bility determination that Laborde's ver- 
sion of the events was more believable. 

That old myth that farmers and 
industrial workers have nothing in 
common, that in fact they're natural 
antagonists, was blasted skyhigh once 
again in the potato growing center of 
Presqiie Isle, Maine. The farmers there 
sent a gift of 90,000 pounds of potatoes 
to unemployed steelworkers in Pittsburgh 
as a show of solidarity against foreign 

XEROX-the only 
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made typewriter 
and copier 

One big multinational corporation is 
doing more than talk about investing 
dollars and trust in American workers. 

Xerox Corp. is manufacturing its entire 
family of new "Memorywriter" electronic 
typewriters in modem, unionized produc- 
tion facilities. 

At a time when many jobs are going 
overseas, Xerox has a union shop in 
Dallas, Tex. This two-year-old facility 
employs 700 members of the Xero- 
graphic Division of the Amalgamated 
Clothing & Textile Workers (ACT-WU). 
It's the only unionized typewriter manu- 
facturing plant in the United States. 

Three Memorywriter products — the 
Xerox 610, Xerox 615, and Xerox 620 
family — are assembled at the Texas 

The first electronic typewriter in the 
series, the successful Xerox 610 Memory- 
writer, includes automatic memory that 
stores commonly used words and phrases, 
automatic correction of up to 250 
characters at the touch of a single key, 
total automation of the most common 
and tedious typing tasks, such as indent- 
ing, underscoring and centering, and 
advanced daisy wheel printing for faster, 
quieter operation. The carriage return is 

The Xerox 615 memorywriter is more 
advanced with additional text-editing 
features, including page replay with auto- 
stop for inserting variable information 
and a 5,450 character memory to hold 
about three full pages of text. The most 
advanced Xerox 620 family includes a 
visual display of text, more text-editing 
features and a number of memory options 
up to 15 full pages. 

Soon Xerox plans to adapt the memory- 
writers series to be compatible with ap- 
propriately programmed computers. 

Even before the Memorywriters were 
introduced, Xerox employees enjoyed the 
benefits of collective bargaining. The 
major Xerox copier plant at Webster, 
N.Y., employs 3,800 ACTWU members. 

Another 700 ACTWU members work 
at Xerox' Diablo subsidiary in California. 
They assemble computer printers and 
other computer peripheral devices. 

Jack Harshaw 
Dies in Oklahoma 

Jack Harshaw, former UBC Job Corps 
coordinator and administrator of the 
National Carpenter Craft Board, passed 
away March 29 in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital 
at the age of 68. 

Harshaw retired to his native state in 
June, 1979, and later suffered recurring 
illnesses. He was a member of Local 
1399, Okmulgee, Okla. 




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The real power of the new level from 
the Brite-On Co., manufactured from 
either plastic, wood, or aluminum, is the 
patent pending design of the replaceable 
vials. Made of high impact plastic and 
filled with a high contrast anti-freeze 
fluid, these vials accurately indicate level, 
plumb, and any angle in-between. Every 
15° is marked off visibly to ensure precise 
settings for the most common building 
and construction situations. Odd angles 
can be marked and quickly referred to 
again and again. 

Brite-On has also been granted a patent 
for lighting levels, and will have them 
ready to market soon. This will allow 
accurate readings in shadowed areas. A 
magnetized level for both carpenters and 
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This level was invented by Harvey 
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new adhesive. 

The new Everlock fa:;teners introduced 
this year by Archi-Tech Wall Systems, 
Inc., are the only fasteners of this type 
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The Everlock fasteners are manufac- 
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Machines won'f buy cars 

or build skyscrapers in 

tomorrow's 'hi-tech' world 

In large sections of North America this year, 
the calendar says it's spring — but the weather 
is busy proving that it's still winter. 

When the spring flowers are supposed to be 
bursting into bloom, people in a lot of places 
are still shoveling snow and running up big 
heating bills. 

It's clear that in all sorts of locations, the 
weather isn't acting the way the experts say it 
should be. But that really shouldn't come as a 
big surprise. The economy has been doing the 
same thing for a long time — confusing the 
expert economists, who claim that they can 
read the signs and forecast the future. 

The fact of the matter is that the economists 
have had about as much luck with their fore- 
casting as the average guy who buys a $ 1 ticket 
in a state lottery and hopes he'll hit it big. You 
read about the lucky few who do, but the tele- 
vision camera never shows pictures of those 
hundreds of thousands of unlucky tickets being 
dropped into the nearest trash cans. 

The Rdsbv Stories In The Heuis 

What got me to thinking about spring 
weather and lottery winners and losers? The 
headlines and TV news programs, I guess. But 
along with the weather and the lotteries, I'm 
getting more than a little fed up with the rosey 
stories that suggest the recession is over and 
that 'everything is all right again.' 

Well, it isn't. 

I know when the recession will be over. It 
will be over when unemployment is down to 
normal — in other words, half or less what 
unemployment is today. 

Until that time, the President of the United 
States and the head of the Council of Economic 
Advisors and the president of General Motors 
can make all the optimistic claims they want — 
but I'll believe the recession is over when our 
people are back at work, at decent jobs, at 
decent pay rates. And not a minute before 

Of course, there are a few hopeful signs. 
Unemployment hasn't been getting much worse 
the last few months. Retail sales are picking up 
a little, here and there. The stock market rise 
has increased the paper worth of a lot of pen- 
sion funds and of a few speculators. Sales of 
Cadillacs are holding up nicely, and imports 
of German Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, with a 
price tag that ranges up from about $23,000, 
are up 20%. 

many members Throuin Out Of Ulnrh 

Despite all this, the fact remains that in the 
basic industries of the United States and 
Canada the people who have jobs are still 
thanking their lucky stars; and the people 
without jobs still are finding it mighty difficult, 
if not impossible, to find any kind of job. About 
150,000 of our people have been thrown out 
of work during this miserable recession, and if 
any appreciable number of them have found 
steady work again, it certainly doesn't show 
up on our membership statistics. 

What recovery has taken place has chiefly 
benefited stock market speculators and a few 
mathematical geniuses who design microchips. 
The vast majority of solid citizens who work 
for a living, or would like to if a job were 
available, have seen precious little sign of 

President Reagan, unfortunately, has 
dragged his heels on every reasonable effort to 
encourage the creation of jobs, and to provide 
help for those who haven't been able to find 
work. I just hope that he doesn't take the 



isolated headlines of a few workers being re- 
called to their jobs as a signal that we can call 
off any further efforts to put the power of 
government on the side of those trying to do 
something constructive to put our economy on 
a sound basis once again. 

You get the impression, if you thumb 
through the advertising pages of publications 
like Business Week or The Wall Street Journal, 
that the only dynamic industries left in 
America are computers and office copying 
machines. Now I'm always happy to see new 
industries prospering, and computers and 
duplicators have their place in our civilization. 

But no matter how hard it tries, a copy 
machine won't build a home; and a computer, 
no matter how smart and sophisticated it may 
be, won't build a highway or put together an 
auto, or manufacture a piece of furniture. We 
need a lot of industries outside the so-called 
"hi-tech" area to take care of the needs of 
America and Canadian consumers — and that 
means lumber mills and steel mills and manu- 
facturing plants. 

The other piece of new technology that is 
moving toward center stage is the electronic 
robot, which, when hitched up to the computer 
— and I suppose, to the copying machine — 
can perform all sorts of repetitive functions 
along an assembly line, or in other phases of 
industrial production. 

A lot of corporation executives must be 
wringing their hands in glee at the anticipation 
of the 'factory of the future' when there won't 
be any people complaining about pay or work- 
ing conditions . . . just soul-less robots. 

RabDts Don't Buy Rutomobiles 

But in that connection, I'm reminded of a 
story about the late Walter Reuther, the head 
of the United Auto Workers in the years after 
World War II. Some engineers at a plant in 
Ohio were showing the UAW a new automatic 
process for making engines for Ford cars. As 
they watched the machine making a new Ford 
engine, one of the company executives said to 

Reuther with a smile, "Do you realize that not 
one of those machines will have to pay dues to 
the UAW?" And Reuther, also with a smile, 
responded, "And do you realize that not one 
of those machines will every buy a Ford car?" 

What I'm saying, to sum it up, is ( 1 ) this 
recession isn't over, not by a long sight, and 
we'll be foolish to fall for any fast-talking line 
that now everything is OK; (2) our countries 
are going to be in trouble if their economies 
neglect the older industries in the belief that the 
new dramatic successes of computers and copy- 
ing machines are all we need; and (3) our 
societies had better do more thinking than 
we've been doing lately about how we find a 
dignified, secure and decently-paid place in life 
for average, decent working men and women. 

It's a matter that this union and every union 
in the United States and Canada would be wise 
to place up near the top of our agenda for the 


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The official emblem of the United 
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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

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Sigurd Lucassen 

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Anthony Ochocki 

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Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
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Sacramento, California 95820 

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VOLUME 103 No. 6 JUNE, 1983 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Industrial Unions Confer on Rebuilding Industry 2 

UBC Delegates to lUD Conference Plan Future Work 4 

Former Gen. Pres. Konyha Honored at Testimonial 6 

Hotel with Many Angles in San Diego 9 

Readers Theater Version of 'Knock on Wood' 10 

'Canned' Letters to the Editor Attack Labor 

Orlando Members Build Theatrically for JAWS 3-D 

Unemployment Insurance Under State Laws 

'Building Union' Steward Training 

Members in the News 


Washington Report 
Ottawa Report 

We Congratulate 

Local Union News 

Apprenticeship and Training 

Consumer Clipboard: Light Beer __ 

Plane Gossip 

Service to the Brotherhood 

In Memoriam 

What's New? _„ 

In Conclusion 




.Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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The West is where construction is 
happening, according to the latest 
F. W. Dodge Report. Helped by a 
sizable utility project, the Western 
region of the United States showed a 
17% seasonally adjusted gain in con- 
struction contract values during April. 

One of the projects on the West 
Coast employing members of the 
United Brotherhood is the Hotel 
Inter-Continental San Diego, sched- 
uled to open in February, 1984. As 
shown on our June cover, the Inter- 
Continental rises majestically on 29 
acres of land stretching along San 
Diego Bay. It will consist of two 
towers with almond-shaped bases and 
a two-story atrium overlooking a 19- 
acre marina. 

Though our cover subject adds to 
the West Coast construction total and 
the generally improving picture there, 
F. W. Dodge analysts warn that 
construction prosperity throughout 
America is not in the immediate 
offing. So-called nonhousekeeping resi- 
dential building — hotels, motels, and 
dormitories — was down sharply in 
April, following a surge in March. 

"Declines among the various cate- 
gories of nonresidential building were 
widespread in April," Dodge's Chief 
Economist George Christie said last 
month. "In contrast to recent improve- 
ment in consumer spending and in- 
dustrial production, contracting for 
commercial and industrial building 
continued to weaken in the latest 
month. Since January, when the 
economy's recovery first became ap- 
parent, the rate of commercial and 
industrial building declined 20% ." 

— Photo by R. Scott Kramer 

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copies of this cover may obtain them by 
sendinir 50^ in coin to cover mailing costs 
to the Editor, The CARPENTER. 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washinitton, D.C. 

Printed in U. S. A. 

RIGHT: General President Pat Campbell 
addressed the WD conference and 
introduced a guest speaker. Senator Ted 
Kennedy of Massachusetts. Seated to his 
right is Howard Samuel, president of the 
AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department. 

BELOW: Senator Gary Hart of Colorado 
was one of four Democratic presidential 
candidates who addressed the conference. 


AFL-CIO Industrial Union 
Department Calls for New 
American Industrial Policy 

'We cannot and will not accept the needless 
export of mdiLons of North American jobs!' 

Industrial union delegates from 
unemployment-ravaged communi- 
ties throughout North America re- 
cently converged on Washington, 
D.C., to demand action from their 
government which would stop the 
exodus of jobs and factories, that 
threatens to make recession perma- 
nent and drag down America's liv- 
ing standards. 

The United States can't afford to 
lose its smokestack industries, and 
steps must be taken to keep them 
alive, delegates to a two-day legisla- 
tive conference of the AFL-CIO 
Industrial Union Department em- 

lUD President Howard Samuel 
told the 700 conference participants 
— who represent 5.5 million work- 
ers — that the nation's economic 
problems are still "correctable," but 
time is running short. In the absence 
of a national industrial policy, he 
warned, the situation will get 
"worse, not better." 

Delegates met with Congressional 
delegations from major industrial 
states and turned out at two Con- 
gressional hearings that were sched- 

uled to mesh with the conference 

The House Labor-Management 
Relations Subcommittee convened 
hearings on plant closing legislation 
at a government building auditorium 
to accommodate the lUD delegates. 
And in a follow-up to the confer- 
ence, a House Commerce subcom- 
mittee heard union testimony in 
support of auto domestic content 

"Some 32 million workers lost 
their jobs during the 1970's," 
Samuel told the subcommittee. Only 
20% of those came from bank- 
ruptcies. Barry Bluestone, a national 
expert on industrial change, told the 
subcommittee that national planning 
is the answer to corporate flight. 

Speakers at the opening session 
of the legislative conference stressed 
the lUD's "Rebuilding American 
Industry" theme. 

One union leader jabbed at the 
shortsightedness of companies that 
shift production to low-wage coun- 
tries but count on selling their 
products in the United States be- 
cause the workers who produce the 

goods can't afford to buy them. 

The "flaw" in that strategy, he 
said is that American workers left 
without jobs can't afford to buy the 
products either. 

He contrasted the "golden para- 
chutes" for corporate executives 
who lose their jobs with the fate of 
workers who get "plant gates 
slammed in their face and walk to 
the end of a 4,000-mile unemploy- 
ment line." 

Georgetown University Law Prof. 
Eleanor Holmes Norton, who 
headed the Equal Employment Op- 
portunity Commission during the 
Carter Administration, warned that 
the loss of decent-paying industrial 
jobs for blacks and Hispanics is 
threatening to wipe out a genera- 
tion of economic gain. 

Former Labor Secretary Ray 
Marshall and other speakers stressed 
that U.S. monetary policy that 
drives up the value of the dollar in 
relation to other world currencies 
amounts to subsidizing imports and 
overpricing America's exports. 

His fellow panelists came from 
unions whose members have been 


among the heaviest hit by the loss 
of industrial jobs. 

Auto Workers Vice President 
Don Ephlin noted that over 250,000 
UAW members in the Big Three 
auto companies are still without jobs 
despite the pickup in sales. Of six 
auto assembly plants in California, 
he said, only one will still be in op- 
eration after next month. And only 
the possibihty of domestic content 
legislation keeps foreign manufac- 
turers still interested in the estabhsh- 
ment of production facilities in the 
United States, he suggested. 

Steelworkers Sec. Lynn R. Wil- 
liams questioned whether a few 
giant corporations and multina- 
tionals should have the unchecked 
power to destroy industries essen- 
tial to the U.S. economy. 

He spoke bitteriy of U.S. Steel's 
announced plans to import steel 
slabs at the expense of U.S. produc- 
tion and warned that, as in other 
industries, one company starts and 
others follow suit. 

President Charles H. Pillard of 
the International Brotherhood of 
Electrical Workers noted in a pre- 

pared address to the conference that 
U.S. trade policy remains based on 
free trade concepts and competitive 
advantage assumptions that haven't 
reflected the reality of world condi- 
tions for 20 years. 

American industries are "compet- 
ing with foreign governments, not 
foreign workers," he stressed. Pil- 
lard was side-lined by illness and his 
administrative assistant, Anthony 
Salamone, represented him. 

Delegates gave warm receptions 
to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy CD- 
Mass.) and to four announced 
candidates for the Democratic presi- 
dential nomination. Former Vice 
President Walter F. Mondale spoke 
on the opening day luncheon pro- 
gram. Senators Gary Hart (Colo.), 
John Glenn (Ohio) and Alan 
Cranston (Calif.) were on the May 
5 program. Senator Kennedy was 
introduced by UBC General "Presi- 
dent Patrick J. Campbell. 

The Brotherhood was represented 
at the Conference by 45 delegates, 
representing all of the UBC's in- 
dustrial councils. 

Former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall 
spoke of the enormous cost of unem- 
ployment and said full employment 
should be the "most important goal" of 
economic policy. 

UBC President Campbell with Senator 
Ted Kennedy, who called for a "new 
and cooperative partnership of labor, 
business and government" to achieve full 

California Senator Alan Cranston, a 
presidential aspirant, endorsed major 
elements of the lUD's proposed national 
industrial policy and urged action now. 

Former Vice-President Walter Mondale, 
right, a leading Democratic presidential 
candidate, made a strong plea for full 
employment as a national goal. 

More UBC State 
Histories Published 

The 1981 UBC centennial observation 
brought forth a wealth of state historical 
works, some of which have two or more 
years of research to their credit. State 
Carpenter histories recently published are 
from Louisiana, Kansas, and California. 
An in-depth history of the Chicago 
Carpenters, written by Richard Schneirov 
and Thomas Suhrbur with the backing of 
the Illinois Labor History Society, is 
going through final approval in manu- 
script form. 

Built in Louisiana, A Social History of 
Louisiana Carpenters was sponsored by 
the Louisiana Council of Carpenters, The 
Louisiana Historical Association, and the 
Louisiana Committee for the Humanities. 
Several Louisiana locals gave grants for 
the booklet edited by Joel Gardner and 
pubHshed by The Louisiana Historical 
Association. The written history was 
compiled from oral history interviews, 
minute boolis, documents, correspond- 
ence, newspapers, serial publications, and 

The California State Council of Car- 
penters and the California Council for 
the Humanities have produced Building 
California: The Siory of the Carpenters' 
Union. The 400-page book, complete with 
pictures, was written by Paul Bullock 
with Cara Anderson, Jack Blackburn, 
Edna Bonacich, and Richard Steele; and 
published by the Institute of Industrial 
Relations, University of California, Los 
Angeles. The book is a historical study 
of the significance of the Carpenters 
Union and the significance of Cahfomia 
as a setting. 

Kansas Carpenters' contribution to the 
UBC state history library is entitled 
Building The Sunflower Slate with Ham- 
mer and Saw: A History of the Car- 
penters' Union in Kansas, 1881-198L The 
author is Carl Graves, a Kansas Univer- 
sity and Harvard-trained historian. The 
booklet was made possible by contribu- 
tions from the Kansas Committee for the 
Humanities; Kansas State Council of 
Carpenters; Kansas State Federation of 
Labor; American Petroleum Institute; 
Merchants' National Bank, Topeka; and 
Rose Studer, agent. Union Labor Life. 

JUNE, 1983 

Industrial Representatives 

Briefed on Collective 

Bargaining and Legislation 

General President Patrick 
Campbell discusses 
developments in the 
UBC's industrial sector. 

Russ Allen, deputy 
director of the AFL-CIO 
George Meany Center, 
discusses collective 
bargaining strategies. 

First General Vice 
President Sigurd 
Lucassen welcomes 
delegates to the General 

Industrial Department 
Economist Walter 
Malakoff reviews eco- 
nomic conditions affect- 
ing the wood products 
and related industries. 

Industrial Department 
Director Joseph Pinto 
discusses Department 
services and information 
available to local union 

UPPER RIGHT: Delegates in collective 
bargaining session. LOWER RIGHT: 
General Treasurer and Legislative 
Director Charles Nichols discusses 
political developments. In the foreground 
are First Gen. Vice Pres. Lucassen and 
Second Gen. Vice Pres. Peter Ochocki. 

Forty-five representatives from the UBC's industrial 
sector attended a collective bargaining and legislative 
conference in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 4, and 5. 
The first day at the General Office was spent reviewing 
recent collective bargaining developments in the 
UBC's industrial sector. Economic and contract sur- 
vey materials prepared by the UBC Industrial Depart- 
ment were discussed, and then Russ Allen, deputy 
director of the George Meany Center for Labor 
Studies, led a session on collective bargaining tech- 
niques and strategies in the present economy. On May 
4 and 5, UBC representatives joined 800 other dele- 
gates from AFL-CIO affiliated unions for the Indus- 
trial Union Department (lUD) Legislative Conference 
on "Rebuilding American Industry." The need for a 
national economic policy to encourage the develop- 
ment of the nation's industrial base, fairer trade laws, 
and plant closing legislation were discussed at the 




Secretary of Labor Ray Donovan has announced 
that his department has placed three additional 
areas in three states on the labor-surplus list, 
making employers in these areas eligible for 
preference in obtaining federal procurement con- 
tracts. The new high-unemployment areas include: 
Duluth City in St. Louis County, Minnesota; 
Montgomery County, North Carolina; and Tulsa 
County, except for Tulsa City, Oklahoma. 

highly reputable magazine Psychology Today, will 
tell you anyway. It's the Department of Labor. 
Psychology Today reported on a survey of sexual 
harassment — unwelcome passes, sneaky pinches 
and fondlings — showing that many female govern- 
ment employees have been sexually harassed on 
the job, 37% of them by supervisors. The Labor 
Department for some unexplained reason, ranks 
first with 56% of all female employees reporting 
sexual harassment. After the Labor Department 
comes the following: Transportation, with 55% of 
all women; Justice, 53%; Housing and Urban 
Development, 47%; and the Air Force and Veterans 
Administration, each with 46%. Actually, it wasn't 
Psychology Today that dug up this information. It 
was President Reagan's Merit System Protection 
Board which issued a scholarly report titled "Sexual 
Harassment in the Federal Workplace." 


Ever wonder where those political refugees from 
El Salvador settle? Many of them are in Washington. 
Local 25 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees 
Union estimates that some 1,000 of its 10,000 
members are from that beleaguered Central 
American nation. It all came up in a recent lawsuit 
in which the union sought "extended voluntary 
departure" status for its alien members. 


The Securities and Exchange Commission, 
federal watchdog of stock transactions, has placed 
former Supreme Court Justice (and one-time 
AFL-CIO general counsel) Arthur Goldberg on its 
Tender Offer Advisory Committee. The appointment 
follows complaints by Senators William Proxmire 
and Paul Sarbanes that the committee, which is 
comprised of Wall Street bankers and lawyers and 
corporation executives, lacked a public interest 


The Brotherhood went on record, last month, in 
support of HR 1242, a bill to make commercial bulk 
import and export cargoes subject to U.S. -flag ship 
preference for the first time. 

In addition to the UBC and other Maritime Trades 
unions, the House Merchant Marine Subcommittee 
heard supporting views from several shipbuilders 
and merchant shippers. Some testified that, no 
matter what is done, U.S. shipyards will never be as 
competitive as Korean and Japanese yards because 
of cheap labor costs and cut rate prices offered in 
the Orient. 


Ever wonder which is the most lecherous depart- 
ment of the U.S. Government? Probably not, but the 


In a recent letter to Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois, 
Admiral Bruce Newell assured the legislator that the 
Navy's warships will no longer be equipped with 
$14,000 custom-made sofas, $41,000 wool carpets, 
$18,000 wing-backed chairs and a $13,500 book- 
case. "You can be confident that this type of situa- 
tion will not be repeated," the admiral is reported 
to have told the senator. 


A proposal in Congress to abolish state usury 
laws limiting interest rates on many types of loans 
would severely hurt American consumers, particu- 
larly those on fixed incomes, and lead to weaker 
state protection against abusive lender practices, 
the AFL-CIO recently warned. 

Testifying against the proposed Credit Deregula- 
tion and Availability Act of 1983, Director Henry B. 
Schechter of the federation's Office of Housing and 
Monetary Policy told the Senate Banking Com- 
mittee, "Consumers bear the brunt of upward 
interest rate volatility, as does the entire economy, 
and that will be a more frequent problem in the 
wake of recent financial deregulation and household 
investor behavior. 

"A tool is needed to deal with that problem for 
the sake of the consumer and the economy, rather 
than more deregulation." 

JUNE, 1983 


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The applause was spontaneous as 
Former Gen. Pres. Konyha rose to 
thank his wellwishers. At lower left, 
he autographed programs with 
Former Vice President Mondale. 
Center, with Secretary John Rogers. 
At bottom right, he received special 
recognition from Speaker of the Ohio 
House of Representatives Vern Riffe. 




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Former General President Konyha Honor 

Scores of Building Trades leaders 
from throughout North America 
joined with an estimated 1500 United 
Brotherhood leaders and friends in 
Washington, DC, April 21, to pay 
tribute to retired General President 
William Konyha. 

Many were in the nation's capital 
for the 75th Anniversary Legislative 
Conference of the AFL-CIO Building 
Trades, and the International Ballroom 
of the Washington Hilton Hotel was 
crowded as labor and civic leaders 
joined in formal recognition of 
Konyha's half century of service to 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America. 

Among the public officials who 
joined in the tribute were Former 

Vice President Walter Mondale, Sec- 
retary of Labor Raymond J. Donovan, 
Former Secretary of Labor Ray Mar- 
shall, Secretary of Transportation 
Elizabeth Dole, Speaker of the Ohio 
House of Representatives Vern Riffe. 
Among those at the head table and also 
paying tribute were AFL-CIO Presi- 
Lane Kirkland, Building Trades Pres- 
dent Robert Georgine, and present 
and retired officers of the United 
Brotherhood. Toastmaster for the 
occasion was First General Vice 
President Sigurd Lucassen. 

Konyha, who has now retired to 
his native Ohio, relinquished his 
posts on the AFL-CIO Executive 
Council at the group's winter meetings 
in Florida. 

He is a third generation carpenter 
and the son of Hungarian immigrants. 
He started as an apprentice in 1932 
during the Great Depression, working 
with his late father, one of the found- 
ers of Local 1 1 80, Cleveland, O. 

Six years after he joined the union, 
Bill Konyha was a local organizer, 
signing up members in the lumber- 
yards, the mills, and the shops of his 
native Cleveland. 

World War II interrupted his career 
as it did so many members of his 
union. He served with distinction as 
a chief petty officer with the Seabees 
in the South Pacific, receiving an 
honorable discharge in October, 1945. 

Returning to Ohio and to his trade, 
he soon became president of his local 


union in 1947. During that same year, 
he was named safety representative 
of the Cleveland District Council. His 
strong advocacy of job safety practices, 
for which he holds numerous civic 
citations, helped enact laws which 
considerably strengthened Ohio's con- 
struction safety program. 

The honoree was appointed a special 
representative of the United Brother- 
hood in 1948. Four years later, Konyha 
was assigned as a general representa- 
tive among the workers at the atomic 
energy plant in Waverly, O. There 
were 2,000 Brotherhood members em- 
ployed at this project at the height of 
construction, and the sound labor rec- 
ord achieved there prompted the US 
Secretary of Labor to cite him for his 
work there. 

Brother Konyha served as president 
of the Ohio State Council of Carpen- 
ic-s from 1960 to 1972. He helped to 
launch a state pension program and a 
health and welfare program covering 
most of the State of Ohio. He is a 
former vice president of the state AFL- 

He was elected a member of the 
General Executive Board at the 
Brotherhood's 31st General Conven- 
tion in San Francisco, Cahf., and was 
named Second General Vice President 
in April, 1972. 

During his tenure at the General 
Office in Washington, DC, his role 
of Second General Vice President gave 
him an intimate relationship with 
jurisdictional problems of the United 
Brotherhood and he chaired several 

First Gen. VP Sig 
Lucassen, right, was 
master of ceremonies. 
Among honored guests 
were, from top: Former 
VP Walter Mondale, 
Labor Sec. Ray Donovan, 
Transportation Sec. 
Elizabeth Dole, Former 
Labor Sec. Ray Marshall, 
Building Trades Pres. 
Bob Georgine, AFL-CIO 
Pres. Lane Kirkland, and 
Former UBC Pres. 
Wm. Sidell. 

Recent Washington Retirement Dinner 

committees in an effort to resolve the 
vexing jurisdictional problems which 
plague the construction industry. He 

also participated in meetings with 
national trade associations with which 
the United Brotherhood deals. 

As First General Vice President, 

he updated and streamlined the 

United Brotherhood's Apprenticeship 

Continued on Page 19 

Lower left, Board Member John Pruitt presents a UBC bouquet to Mrs. Konyha. Other pictures show the Konyha family. 

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JUNE, 1983 



A $10-million productivity and employment 
centre is slated for development by tlie Canadian 
government to ease tine economic transition into the 
high-technology era, Science Minister Don Johnston 
stated recently. 

"The centre will be funded initially by the federal 
government, but its overall direction will be defined 
by business and labor," Johnston told the 

Labor Minister Charles Caccia and Industry 
Minister Ed Lumley will meet soon with business 
and labor groups to discuss the best way to set up 
the centre and choose an appropriate name, 
Johnston added — a name that will reflect the 
centre's role in "encouraging productivity and in 
easing labor's adjustment to technological change." 

Critics of the centre proposal argue that terms of 
reference for the centre are too unspecific and 
question the effectiveness of such a centre. 


Bill 44, recently introduced in Calgary, Alberta, 
by Labor Minister Leslie Young, would remove the 
right to strike now held by 28,000 hospital workers 
throughout the province and would force independ- 
ent arbitration boards to consider government 
spending policy and wage guidelines in making pay 
awards to civil servants. 

Provincial civil servants are already prohibited 
from going on strike, but the government says the 
tougher labor laws are needed because of public 
outrage at high wage settlements awarded to 
municipal workers and hospital board employees not 
employed directly by the province. 

United Nurses of Alberta President Margaret 
Ethier said the nurses are prepared to defy the new 
law. The Alberta Federation of Labor (AFL), an 
organization of trade unions, also promised to defy 
the law if approved. The AFL said Bill 44 is not only 
an attack on public employees, but will also under- 
mine private sector unions with proposed changes 
to rules covering collective bargaining and how new 
unions may be formed. 


Businessmen in Saskatchewan have made labor 
legislation their primary issue for several years, 
arguing that the rules governing labor relations are 
tilted in favor of unions. At the recent annual 
provincial Chamber of Commerce meeting, Sas- 
katchewan businessmen threatened to withdraw 
their support of year-old Grant Devine's Conserva- 
tive government unless provincial labor laws are 
changed — quickly. 

These are among the many changes the chamber 
and other business organizations want: 

• A union would have to have signed cards from 
50% of workers, instead of 25%, to have a 
certification vote. 

• Employers would be allowed to fire workers for 
cause during an organized drive, without having to 
prove the firing wasn't related to the union activity. 

• Trade-union membership would no longer be 
mandatory by law. Employees would be allowed to 
opt out of a union, while still contributing an amount 
equal to union dues. These nonmembers would be 
allowed to participate in a strike vote. 

• Work stoppages would be disallowed while 
collective agreements were in place. 

• Strike votes would be supervised from outside 
the union, and a last company offer would have to 
be presented to the workers. 

• The right of workers to refuse overtime would 
be granted only after eight hours a day or 20 hours 
a week, instead of after four hours a week. 

• Removed from labor legislation would be 
paternity leave, the requirement of two consecutive 
days off (one which must be Sunday), and the pay- 
ing of time and one half to casual or part-time 
employees called in to replace regular workers on 
statutory holidays. 


Workers in the North Shore New Brunswick town 
of Campbellton recently went on a rampage, over- 
turning cars and storming company offices, leaving 
over $100,000 worth of damage in their wake. 

The outburst, triggered by worsening employment 
and economic conditions, was a reaction to the daily 
migration of Quebec workers whose numbers are 
taking jobs from New Brunswick residents. Involved 
in the issue are mill workers, hospital employees 
and service industry personnel. 

At the heart of the problem is a Quebec statute 
that requires New Brunswickersto obtain a work 
permit for employment in Quebec, while no such 
stipulation exists for Quebecers wanting to work in 
New Brunswick. 

Tradesmen are annoyed at the use of Quebec 
workers on large construction projects in New 
Brunswick, where the unemployment rate is 
currently 15%. Construction workers and truck 
drivers planned a demonstration at the province 
legislature in an effort to invoke government action, 
but Premier Richard Hatfield says he is strongly 
opposed to job protectionism in Canada. 




Hotel With Many Angles Demonstrates 
Union Skills Of San Diego Carpenters 

After a two-year slump in the 
local construction industry, a few 
carpenters in San Diego, Calif., are 
back to work. They are helping to 
build the new Hotel Inter-Contin- 
ental San Diego on San Diego 

The new hotel, designed by Hope 
Consulting Group and now under 
construction, is "football" shaped — 
oval with points at each end. None 
of the angles on the extremity of the 
building will be the standard 90 
degrees, and the outer building 
walls are all curved. General con- 
tractors for the project are Huber, 
Hunt and Nichols, Inc. of Indiana- 
polis, Ind., recently listed 34th in 
Engineering News-Records top 400 
contractors, with $719 million in 
contracts in 1982. 

Members of Local 1490, San 
Diego, and Local 2398, El Cajon, 
have been constructing an above- 
ground parking structure for the 
hotel and some separate buildings 
by the water. A half-pie shaped 
structure will house a hotel restau- 

JUNE, 1983 

rant; a large cabana-type building 
will be home to a tennis club/pro 

Downtown San Diego is cur- 
rently undergoing a "facelift." Other 
new construction projects San Diego 
carpenters plan to be working on 
soon are an addition to the Jack 
Murphy San Diego Stadium and a 
new Navy Hospital. 

Such work would not come too 
soon. At last report, 35% of the 
carpenters in San Diego are unem- 

PHOTOGRAPHS: a). Jim Clark, San 
Diego District Council Secretary, left, 
and Frank Sorcc, Local 1490, project 
manager, riglit, pause for a view of San 
Diego from the top fJoor of the new 
Inter-Continental Hotel b). The hotel 
restaurant, housed in a separate structure, 
will provide diners a view of the harbor 
c). Clark, left, confers with Dave Hoffer, 
superintendent. Local 2398. right, hy the 
site trailer d). A view of current construc- 
tion on the above-ground parking 
structure e). An auxiliary building, 
possible site for a tennis club. 
— Photos by R. Scott Kramer 







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'Builders of the Nation'— a readers theater 
version of 'Knock on Wood' — greeted 
with applause at community college tryout 

Reader-actors in the initial production of 

"Builders of the Nation" on stage at the 

Berkshire Community College Theater: 

from left, Alan Kennedy, Patricia 

Stewart, and Robert Boland. 

"Builders of the Nation," a readers theater version 
of the United Brotherhood's popular centennial 
theater production "Knock On Wood," recently made 
its debut at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, 

The production was a tryout of a simplified 'Knock 
on Wood' script, which the United Brotherhood 
expects to make available to colleges and little theater 
groups all over North America during the coming 
theater season. 

With the completion of this new script and its 
distribution throughout America, the UBC fulfills all 
aspects of its federal grant from the National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities in 1981 in conjunction with 
its centennial observance. 

The weekend of the show turned out to be a stormy 
one — gusting wind, snow, and slick roads — but the 
performers played to an eager audience. 

The readers theater is a "living newspaper" type 
stage production popular in the 1930s. The narrative, 
read by actors on stage, is reminiscent of live radio. 
Playwright Arnold Sundgaard used a collage of 
vignettes, narratives, and songs in the original "Knock 
on Wood" production; a mode which lent itself well to 
this condensed readers theater version of the pro- 

Actors, playwright, and the audience gathered in the 
theater lobby following the performance for a reception. 
In the middle picture. Playwright Arnold Sungaard 
and Mrs. Sundgaard talk with Alison Tracy, reporter 
for the Berkshire Eagle, center. UBC leaders and a 
management representative were among the guests who 
congratulated the performers on opening night. From 
left to right, at far right are: Robert O'Brien, president 
of Pittsfield General Contractors Association and 
treasurer of AGC of Mass.; Charles Revord, business 
rep.. Local 260; Arnold Sundgaard, author; Actor 
Robert Boland, Fine Arts Department chairperson, 
Berkshire Community College; John Pannozzo, Local 
260; actress Patricia Stewart, sophomore nursing stu- 
dent at the college; Fred T. Hanson, Jr., coordinator, 
organizer for Mass. State Council of Carpenters; actor 
Alan Kennedy, Theater Arts Department chairperson; 
and George Wilkinson, Ixical 260, J A TC instructor. 
The antique tools on display behind the group were 
assembled by UBC leaders of Massachusetts. 

The production consisted of three performers play- 
ing a variety of roles. No costumes and few props were 
used. Character and scene changes were distinguished 
by variations of voice and movement. The presenta- 
tion calls for a total of 1 2 different characters through- 
out the almost two-hundred year time-span of the 

The Berkshire Community College performers, 
Alan Kennedy, Patricia Stewart, and Robert Boland, 
sat in front of the audience on three wooden stools 
and told the story of America's carpenters from the 
early days. The audience was transported back to a 
time when folks gathered around the wood stove on a 
chilly evening to hear some good storytelling. 

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like to see the UBC play produced in your area? 

The readers theater script, "Builders of the Nation," is ideal for staging at 
your local community college, little theater, or even at a local union meeting. 
It only requires a small stage, three reader-actors, three stools, microphones, a 
slide projector and screen, plus, of course, some local talent. Scripts, 35 mm 
slides, and complete instructions will be supplied to your local union, council, or 
theater group. For more information, write to General Secretary John Rogers, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Playwright Arnold Sundgaard, author of both 
"Knock on Wood" and "Builders of the Nation," was 
on hand for the performance, which, in addition to 
the spoken text, included a historical slide show be- 
hind the actors during the reading and one song. The 
production had been kept simple to fit the require- 
ments for an amateur school production kit. 

A review in the Pittsfield, Mass., Berkshire Eagle, 
an area newspaper, lauded the Berkshire College 

"The readers in the BCC version were sophisticated by any 
account for this experimental premiere. Alan Kennedy was 

particularly effective in juggling the hats of multiple figures 
and distinguishing them by dialect. 

"Patricia Stewart . . . came to power in character roles 
requiring comic relief, poignancy, or eccentricity, as when she 
launched into the only song of the evening, which she ripped 
off like Ado Annie of "Oklahoma," a role she's played in the 

"Robert Boland stitched the narrative together, keeping the 
lofty tone that makes this particular technique of the 'living 
newspaper' neither that of The New York Times nor that of 
the Daily News, but something akin to the murals on the walls 
of the Department of Labor building in the District of 

JUNE, 1983 



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"innnED" LEnERS-ta-the-Editor 

Radical Right Finds New Avenue 
To Attack Workers and Their Families 

They seem harmless enough, with 
their rambling sentences and their 
sometimes faulty grammar, but those 
homespun letters-to-the-editor that ap- 
pear in our local newspapers are not 
always what they appear to be. 

Lately right-wing groups like the 
Conservative Caucus, Inc., have been 
using these seemingly innocent letters 
to mount a powerful anti-labor cam- 
paign across the country. And one of 
their favorite targets for attack has 
been the UBC. 

At first it's hard to detect one of 
these "canned" letters, but when you 
take a sampling of newspapers from 
around the country, as the UBC re- 
cently did, the pattern of deception 
begins to appear. 

A letter recently appeared in the 
Highlander, for instance, a small 
community newspaper in Hacienda 
Heights, Calif., complaining that the 
government is giving away money 
to labor unions — "over $50 million 
during the past five years" it said. The 
letter mentioned the UBC along with 
the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council 
and the International Union of Oper- 
ating Engineers as recipients. Similar 
letters appeared in the Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla., Sun-Sentinel and the Winter 
Haven, Fla., News-Chief, both al- 
legedly from local citizens, and both 
citing the Conservative Caucus as a 
"reliable source" for this information. 
How many other letters like these have 
appeared around the nation is any- 
body's guess, but it is obvious they 
were part of a concerted effort. 

What this means is we can't neces- 
sarily believe what we read in our 
community papers anymore. In the 
past, these publications escaped the 
influence of national politics by vir- 
tue of their size, but no more. Now 
they must be examined with the same 
cautious eye usually reserved for door- 
to-door salesmen. 

Actually there is a grain of truth 
within these letters, but the authors 
deliberately make no effort to explain 
the details. They want to give the 
impression that the UBC is receiving 
government handouts. The real story 
is something quite different. 

For the last several years, the UBC 
has been asked by the Federal gov- 
ernment to help administer its Jobs 
Corps program. This program has been 
instrumental in finding employment for 
underprivileged youths, a category that 
traditionally suffers high unemploy- 

Through the Jobs Corps program, 
the UBC has been able to get many 
of these young men and women into 
our apprenticeship programs who 
otherwise would not have qualified. 
The money mentioned in these letters 
is actually government funds spent to 
administer this much needed program. 
The UBC does not keep a single cent. 

The UBC's Pre-apprenticeship 
Training Program in Jobs Corps has 
enabled many underprivileged youths 
to rise above their environment and 
become skilled craftsmen and contrib- 
uting members of society. 

The UBC is also involved in two 
other government-funded programs. 
An educational grant was established 
recently under OSHA by an act of 
Congress enabling the UBC to train 
shop stewards and other members on 
safety and health. The program has 
greatly enhanced the safety of the 

Also, in 1981, the UBC received a 
grant from the National Endowment 
for the Humanities. Because UBC is 
one of the oldest and finest labor 
unions in the country, the grant was 
awarded {o develop historical data 
involving our centennial. Funds were 
used to produce a traveling exhibit, a 
series of interviews on public radio and 
the celebrated play, "Knock on 
Wood." The National Endowment 
regularly funds businesses, trade or- 
ganizations, and other groups to en- 
courage American art and culture, so 
it was no great thing to make a grant 
to a union. 

Why anyone would want to com- 
plain about safety and jobs programs 
and the humanities becomes clear 
when we take a closer look at the 
Conservative Caucus. 

This "reliable source" mentioned in 
the letters is actually one of the most 
powerful "new right" groups in the 

country. Formed in 1975, the Caucus 
boasts a $3 million annual budget 
from 300,000 contributors and makes 
no bones about using its funds to 
influence legislation and inhibit impor- 
tant employment and social programs. 

The group is headed by Howard 
Phillips, who was the man brought in 
by Nixon to dismantle the Office of 
Economic Opportunity (OEO) — the 
anti-poverty program started under 
President John F. Kennedy. Phillips, 
(along with Richard Vigurie and Terry 
Dolan of the National Conservative 
Political Action Committee (NCPAC) ) 
is considered one of the three most 
powerful men of the new right. 

Phillip's latest project was an at- 
tempt to kill the much needed Social 
Security Bill that was recently signed 
by the President. The Caucus joined 
with other extremist groups which 
wanted to spoil the retirement security 
of millions of working Americans. 
Fortunately, they were unsuccessful. 
But they will try again. 

The recent letters-to-the-editor cam- 
paign suggests that after failing at the 
direct approach, they may be shifting 
to a more subtle campaign of influ- 
ence. The letters page of the average 
newspaper is a wide open forum, with 
few restrictions on what can be said. 
It is a perfect medium for the extrem- 
ists. Unlike a reporter who must 
document his facts, give both sides of 
every story, and give all necessary 
details, someone writing the editor as a 
private citizen has the right to say 
whatever they please. It will now be 
up to each one of us to detect when 
this right is being abused and we are 
being consciously misled. 

JUNE, 1983 



. . . 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: 


A seven-person 
team from the 
General Office in 
Washington, D.C., 
recently partici- 
pated in the annual 
Blake Heart Run, 
raising $559.50 in 
sponsorships for 
the American 
Heart Assn. The 
team included, 
from left: Izetta 
Blinzley, Donna 
Vernon, Joe Durst, 
Jeanne Stevenson, 
Kay Brown, Jack 
Diver, and Sharon 


Ray I. Bartoe has been active in Scout- 
ing for over 30 years. At a recent meeting 
of the Kanawha Valley Labor Council, 
Bartoe, a member of Local 2430, Charles- 
ton, W.Va., was presented the George 
Meany Award for outstanding service to 
the community through Scouting. 

Bartoe has been involved with several 
different Scout troops in West Virginia 
and Ohio, helping 26 boys earn the rank 
of Eagle Scout. He has served as scout- 
master, post advisor, commissioner and 
badge counselor. He is the recipient of 
the 1978 District Award of Merit, and 
received his Fifty Mile Award at age 54 
after hiking 54 miles with a post in 
Tennessee and Mississippi. He has been 
a member of Local 2430 for 18 years. 

Local 2430 Member Ray Bartoe 
receives his George Meany Award from 
Local 2430 Business Rep. H. B. Hill, Jr. 


The Building Contractors Association 
of New York City honored UBC General 
President Patrick J. Campbell at its 
annual dinner, April 8. Campbell was 
one of two recipients of the D. Russell 
Harlow Award, presented each year to 
outstanding leaders of the construction 
industry of the United States. The other 
honoree was John J. Collins, general 
manager of buildings management and 
construction department of the New York 
Telephone Company. 


George Diferdinando, Local 1026, 
Miami, Fla., was recently honored by 
the Italian-American Club of Homestead, 
an organization he founded in 1973. 
Diferdinando is now 
in his tenth year of 
activity with the Ital- 
ian-American Club. 
The group is in- 
volved in community 
activities such as sup- 
port of the Epilepsy 
Foundation and vari- 
ous crippled and han- 
dicapped children's 
funds. Diferdinando 

Diferdinando started his career with 
the Brotherhood as an apprentice in Local 
122, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1953, and 
worked his way up to superintendent. He 
is a competent millwright and carpenter. 


Anthony D. Cultrera, recording secre- 
tary of Local 107, Worcester, Mass., was 
recently elected to a five-year term on the 
Shrewsbury, Mass., Housing Authority, 
and a three-year term as town meeting 
member from his precinct. He has been 
an elected member 
of the Shrewsbury 
Town Democratic 
Committee for 17 

A graduate of the 
Institute of Indus- 
trial Relations at 
Holy Cross College 
and the Institute of 
Labor Affairs at the 
University of Massa- 
a trustee on the 

chusetts, Cultrera is 


Worcester and Vicinity Carpenters Health 
and Welfare Fund, chairman of the 
political action committee and a member 
of his locals by-law committee. He is 
also active with the Shrewsbury Knights 
of Columbus Council and the Shrewsbury 
Italian American Victory Club. 


Deborah Chase, daughter of Spring- 
field, 111., Local 16 member Albert 
Boward, is the winner of this year's 
J. Earl Welch Scholarship for Local 16 
members' children. 

The scholarship 
is for $1,000 per 
year for up to four 
years, as long as 
the recipient re- 
mains a full-time 
student in an ac- 
credited college or 

Deborah gradu- 
ates from Spring- " 
field High School ^"^* 

in June and will attend Lincoln Land 
Community College in August to pursue 
a degree in Business Administration. 


The executive board of the Greater 
Harrisburg, Pa., Branch of the NAACP 
has elected Henry W. Lewis, a 31-year- 
Harrisburg resident and a member of Har- 
risburg Local 287, as 
its president. 

A graduate of Jack- 
son State University, 
Jackson, Miss., Lewis 
is a member of the 
Chosen Friend Lodge 
of the Holy Royal 
Arch Masons, the 
Nimrod Consistory 
of Freemasonry, and 
the Himyar Temple. 
He has also served as treasurer, vice 
chairman and chairman of the Harris- 




burg Parking Authority and as a member 
of the Harrisburg Incinerator Authority. 
Currently, Lewis is the co-ordinator 
of the Tri County Apprenticeship Affirm- 
ative Action Program. Lewis has been 
a member of Carpenters Local Union 287 
since July, 1952, and for many years 
held the office of union trustee. He cur- 
rently serves Local 287 as a delegate to 
the Keystone District Council of Car- 
penters, an office he has held since 1969, 
and as vice president of the district 
council credit union. 


Allen Pate, Local 103 president, 
Birmingham, Ala., was recently appointed 
director of the Alabama State Depart- 
ment of Labor by Alabama Governor 
George Wallace. Pate was previously 
apprentice training director for ten years 
with the Birmingham Carpenter and 
Millwright Apprenticeship Training 
Program, after serving as apprentice 
carpenter, journeyman, and foreman in 
the Birmingham area. Pate is shown, 
above right, receiving congratulations 
from Business Manager Horace Moore, 
Jefferson County Alabama Carpenters 
District Council. 


When City Councilman Ben Reyes 
needed help in rebuilding the concession 
stand at Mason Park on Houston's East 
end, he knew who to contact. One call to 
Local 21 S, Houston, Tex., brought 
Business Manager Doyle Dillard, Business 
Rep. Dennis Luster, Organizer Pablo 
Garza, and Local 213 Member Pat 
Hufford to the rescue. The city furnished 
the material: the Carpenters furnished 
the labor. A bove is the project. 

May 1, 1982 

TO: All Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America 

RE: 1983 United Way Campaign 

Dear Brothers and Sisters: 

The labor movement and United Ways across this great 
country have had for many years, similar aims and goals. Both 
organizations came to life in turbulent times and both sought to 
provide relief, each in its own way, to the working men and 
women of this country. 

Today, we are once again in turbulent times. Inflation, 
federal budget cutbacks and rising unemployment affect all 
of us. It is reassuring to know that across the country United 
Ways and their agencies are rising to the challenge. They 
are offering programs and services to people in need, many of 
them, after years of steady work, find they Ti\tist have help for 
the first time. 

United Ways need our help in order to continue their 
important work. I am proud to endorse the upcoming United 
Way campaign. I am confident that you will help make it a 

Sincerely and fraternally. 


Helping Hands 
Continues to Grow 

Carpenters Helping Hands, the United 
Brotherhood's charitable arm, continues 
to receive contributions from individuals 
and groups throughout North America. 
At last report, the total amount received 
is $154,893.93. 

The Telephone Pioneers of America 
in Tennessee continue their support, and 
there have been contributions from 
church groups, and one Girl Scout group 
has indicated plans to support the pro- 

Contributions should be sent to Car- 
penters Helping Hands, Inc., 101 Con- 
stitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Meanwhile, Alice Perkins of Marys- 
ville, Tenn., the little girl bom without 
a face, is the major recipient of the 
funding. Alice is now attendmg a special 
school in Tennessee. 

Recent contributions include the fol- 

Local Union. Donors 

13, William L. Volk. 

17, William G. Wood. 

24, Charles Hmiclewski. 

46, Nicholas Poliski. 

87, Harold Ncu. 

109, Jimmy Booker. 

117, Jeanne & J. Gilbert Teauhey. 

122, Geo. H. Coffin. 

141. John L. Taglioli. 

152. Jos. W. Souther. 

258, Richard Ericson. 

469, Marvin R. MiUs. 

548, Gene Borowska. 

558, Stanley Holmes. 

Reader's Digest recently presented to 
Gen. Pres. Patrick J. Campbell a leather- 
boimd copy of its April issue which 
contained an article about Alice Perkins, 
"Born without a Face." The presentation 
was made in recognition of the UBC's 
role in the little girl's welfare. 

Local Union, Donors 

558, Carl Bilderback. 

721, William Werhofnlk. 

904, Ruth Waltrik, 

1222, Robert BlcimUler. 

1281, Anton & Eva Shosten. 

1391, Wayne Moore. 

1391, Wayne Moore. 

1391, Wayne Moore. 

1391, Wayne Moore. 

1418. Frank Van Buskirk. 

1461. Brother Members. 

1489, Millard Shinn. 

1590, Wm. E. Pyles. 

1594, Jim & Marv Ceprcss. 

1839, Conrad & Dorothy Fink. 

2264. Rose & Peter McArdle. 

Business Reps & Local Businesses in 

Los Angeles County. 
Nassau County & Vicinity. 
Communications Workers of America. 
Telephone Pioneers of America & Dalewood 

United Meth, Church. 
Allan Estock. 

Continued on Page 19 

JUNE, 1983 


For carpenters used to building items 
to last, building perfect-looking structures 
and then quickly dismantling them was 
a new experience for members of Local 
1765, Orlando, Fla. 

Called in to work on the "JAWS 3-D" 
movie set at Sea World, Orlando, these 
UBC members found they had to adjust 
to building "theatrically." But although 
the journeymen and apprentices of Local 
1765 were under high pressure not to 
hold up "shoots" with unfinished con- 
struction, they enjoyed working closely 

UBC member 
Charlie Hargrove 
laughingly braves 
the ugly jaws of 
the movie shark. 

Orlando members 
build theatrically 

for 'JAWS 3-D' 

with the actors, learning new techniques, 
and consuming complimentary, delicious, 
on-site food. 

According to Local 1765 member Scott 
Leftridge, movie sets have a construction 
coordinator rather than a general super- 
intendent. Directly under this person is 
the "best boy" or general foreman. Mem- 
ber Leftridge was made "best boy" for the 
Orlando filming of "JAWS 3-D," so it 
looks like at least one UBC member's 
name should be rolling in this movie's 

The pictures below show: 

UBC members and others on the set 
of JAWS 3-D. 

Diving apprentices Rich Horvath, left, 
and Roy Eden, right, prepare for a swim 
in the "ocean." 

A view of the largest, all-wood set at 
Orlando filming of JAWS 3-D. 

Posing with J A WS 3-D star Lou 
Gossett are Local 1765 members, from 
left: Darly Dornbiish, "Best Boy" Scott 
Leftridge, Gossett, Glenn Knapp, set 
worker, and Roy Eden. 



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Ohio Members 
Help Unemployed 

For one year, Local 1477, Middletown, 
O., has been passing out cheese and 
butter to unemployed members. Four 
months ago, Jamie Keith, Local 1477 
member and Butler Co. Building Trades 
officer, was selected to head up the area 
Building Trades food program for un- 
employed union members. Since then, 
Keith and Bob Rumgay, Laborers Local 
534, have been securing government 
surplus cheese and butter for all unem- 
ployed Building Trades members in the 
area. Thirty to 40 tons of butter and 
cheese are distributed each month. 

The program was instigated as a result 
of instruction received by Mark Brewer 
and Henry Patrick, Local 1477, at an 
area United Way School on how to be 
union counselors. 

Participants of the Ohio Valley Car- 
penters District Council active in the food 
provision program are as follows: Art 
Galea, Local 2, Cincinnati; Ken Bush, 
Local 739, Cincinnati; Bob SinClair, 
Local 47L, Cincinnati; Ed Robinson, 
Local 703, Lockland; Charlie Hubbard, 
Local 637, Hamilton; Paul Stephen, Local 
698, Covington, Ky.; Ron Mills, Local 
873, Cincinnati; and John Ellison, Local 
1454, Cincinnati. 

And in Cleveland, O., in one week. 
Carpenters local unions distributed 9,180 
pounds of government surplus cheese to 
918 retirees and needy unemployed. The 
effort was coordinated by The United 
Labor Agency. About 40 locals received 
allocations from the 185,000 pound Agri- 
culture Department shipment. 

Penn Yan Boats 
Back in Production 

After a 68-day plant shutdown. UBC 
members at Penn Yan Boats in Penn 
Yan, N.Y., are back to work. During 
1982, the company's work force had 
dropped from 200 to 11. The plant was 
closed in January of this year. The com- 
pany, a manufacturer of fiberglass pleas- 
ure boats, is hoping to take "working 
capital" acquired through the county 
from a federal grant to establish cash 
flow and get the company operating 

Yates County Economic Developer 
Thomas Lattimore said of Penn Yan, 
"People know and respect the name for 
the craftsmanship that comes out of the 
area." Production Worker Mirian Mastel- 
ler just said it felt good to get back to 

Penn Yan is in the area of the UBC's 
Finger Lakes and Vicinity District Council. 

Cleveland area UBC members dispense government surplus cheese and butter. Phil 
Vitanza, left, wheels in the last of the boxes as Tom Welo checks an inventory list. 
Also pictured are Frank Kasler, John Penko, Jack Cahill, and John Theiss. 

17 Train in 'Building Union' in Alberta 

On February 5 and 6 members of Local 1569, Medicine Hat, Alta., participated in a 
construction steward training course. The instructor was Pat Mattel, international 
representative. Participants are shown above and include, front row, from left: Mark 
Schlenker, Milt Hanna, Dieter Engler, Pat Mattel, Int. Rep., Ron Brown, Don 
Deerlng. Middle row, from left: Don Perrler, Hans Gunther, Alf Griming, John Orr, 
George Bell, Larry Becker. Back row, from left: John Bcngert, Dave Abrahamson, 
Bill Fisher, Paul Price and Sid Isfeld. 

Deluxe Veterans 

Five employees at Deluxe Homes, 
Inc., In Berwick, Pa., were recently 
honored by the firm for 15 years of 
service. Above, from left, are Larry 
Maloney, production manager, Deluxe 
Homes, Inc.. congratulating I'ictor 
Broudman. William Hutchinson, Joseph 
Tensa. Donald Conrad, and Maggie 
Hare. Hare also serves as conductor on 
the board of the Mid-Eastern Industrial 

JUNE, 1983 


Dade Youth Fair 
Learns about UBC 

"To let the general public know that 
the Carpenters Union is here, alive, and 
well" was the objective of the South 
Florida District Council's exhibit at the 
Dade County Youth Fair. For the 
more than 850,000 paid attendants, UBC 
members showed video tapes, passed out 
rulers and yardsticks, and made various 
printed materials available. Thirty-three 
volunteers worked the booth over the 
nine-day period. Kenneth Pekel, financial 
secretary, handled the arrangements. 

Two Senior Members Mark 100th Birthdays 


Mario Alleva, retired business rep., 
left, and Joe Visco, apprenticeship in- 
structor, right, man the So. Florida 
District Council's booth, running video 
tapes and presiding over entries to the 
drawing for a starter set of tools. 

Mohair Kan contributes to the UBC 
exhibit at the Dade County Youth Fair 
by producing miniature rolling pins. The 
rolling pins were handed out to people 
visiting the booth. 

Sickle Cell Test 
At City of Hope 

Scientists at the City of Hope, a na- 
tional medical center in Southern Cali- 
fornia supported by organized labor, have 
developed a test for diagnosing sickle cell 
anemia. Using a technique that directly 
"reads" short stretches of the genetic 
code, the medical researchers believe the 
new test may help in diagnosing other 
inherited human diseases. The new tech- 
nique has already been used by research- 
ers at other institutions for diagnosing 
two related inherited blood disorders. 

Former General President William 
Konyha currently serves on the National 
Labor Council of the City of Hope. 

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100-Year-old Member Emil Pieschl 
is shown above, center, in his home with 
Local 410 members who helped him 
celebrate his birthday. From left: Dwight 
Smith, trustee; Jim Decker, president; 
Pieschl; Lyle Lubke, business representa- 
tive; and Troy Thompson, retiree. 

Last December, Emil Pieschl turned 
100-years young. Members of Local 410, 
Port Madison, la., to which Pieschl be- 
longs, presented him with a lOOth-year 
birthday card and a 60-year pin. 

Born in Austria, Pieschl came to 
America in 1892 at age 10 to settle in 
Michigan. In 1922, he moved to Keokuk, 
la., where he has lived ever since and 
where he joined the United Brotherhood. 

Piesch worked until he was 72 years 
old and has continued an active life. He 
walks to church every day of the year 
and maintains the home he built 60 years 

Two hundred miles to the Northeast, 
James Svejda of Local 242, Chicago, 
reached the century mark and was con- 
gratulated by his fellow — UBC members. 
Svejda rated his most valued gift as the 

James Svejda, a 70-year member of 
Local 242, Chicago, III., recently cele- 
brated his 100 th birthday. Honored 
by members, above standing, from left, 
Business Representative John W. Justin, 
President Charles Christensen and Past- 
Treasurer Henry Bohlig. 

commemorative pin he received for 70- 
years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Svejda began his working career as a 
herder of geese for a local farmer in 
Pocinovice, Szechoslovakia, at the age of 
6. As a teenager, he traveled to Vienna, 
Austria, and apprenticed himself to a 
cabinet maker. In 1903, Svejda and his 
financee, Anna Matek, emigrated to the 

Settling in Chicago, Svejda began work 
in the Chicago stockyards, but was even- 
tually able to use his skills to build 
homes. He became a well-known contrac- 
tor and a portion of Dabien Avenue 
became known as "Svejda Street." 

Svejda was employed as a carpenter 
for a railroad company when he retired 
at age 72. He is now at the Franciscan 
Nursing home in Joliet, 111. 

Auxiliary at Roseville Arranges Dinner 

Members of Ladies' Auxiliary 338 prepared and served dinner for members of 
Local 1 147, Roseville, Calif., honored at a recent pin presentation dinner. Auxiliary 
members included front row, from left: Elsie Willis, Mary Firth, Sally Lindholm, 
Lucille Mizell, Virginia West and Esther Van Hooser. Back row, from left: Lavere 
Leighty, Arlene Van Hooser, Dottie Glenn, Robin Benson, Christine Benson, Eleanor 
Stevens, Norma Grimes, Mabel Bassett, and Gloria Harless. 



Court Urged to Hold 
Up Davis-Bacon Change 

Building trades unions and the AFL- 
CIO will ask a federal judge to block the 
Labor Dept. from putting into effect a 
controversial change in the Davis-Bacon 
Act — abolishing the 30% rule — before an 
appellate court has acted on the issue. 

The development is the latest episode 
in a court battle stemming from Reagan 
Administration attempts to rewrite Davis- 
Bacon regulations that have been in ef- 
fect for close to half a century. 

Last December, US District Judge 
Harold H. Greene issued a permanent in- 
junction blocking all but one of the rules 
changes announced by the Labor Dept. 
The injunction had been sought by the 
AFL-CIO and its Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Dept. 

Helping Hands 

Continued from Page 15 

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Ernest A. Prince. 

Charlotte Buffaloe, U.B.C. 

Andrea O'Dell. 

Jeanne Stevenson, U.B.C. 

WUma Clark. U.B.C. 

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Continued from Page 7 

and Training program, while serving 
as chairman of the National Joint 
Apprenticeship and Training Commit- 
tee. He has been a staunch fighter in 
protecting the traditional apprentice- 
ship training programs. Yet he has 
cooperated in all efforts to bring 
minorities and women into active ap- 
prenticeship programs. 

While serving as First General Vice 
President, Konyha helped to codify 
the United Brotherhood's union label 
program and provided accelerated 
procedures for the viewing and ap- 
proval of local union and district 
council bylaws. 

As General President, he continued 
his diligent efforts on behalf of the 
union membership, serving on the 
AFL-CIO Executive Council and on 
other affiliated executive bodies. He 
was a member of the White House's 
National Productivity Advisory Com- 
mittee and has been a strong advocate 
for the nation's workers and con- 
sumers on Capitol Hill. It was because 
of his humanitarian spirit that the 
Brotherhood's charitable branch. Car- 
penters Helping Hands, Inc., was 
established in 1982, primarily to give 
immediate assistance to little Alice 
Perkins, the foster child of a member 
in Tennessee who was bom without 
facial features. Because of Bill 
Konyha's efforts, thousands of Ameri- 
can and Canadians have contributed 
funds for this little girl's necessary 

Today, he shares an active retire- 
ment with his wife, Kathryn, and 
enjoys renewed ties with seven children 
and his 16 grandchildren. 

Kellogg Cereals 
Carry Union Label 

President Frank Hoese of the Ameri- 
can Federation of Grain Millers, AFL- 
CIO, has advised the United Brotherhood 
and other trade unions that the Kellogg 
Company now carries the Grain Millers' 
union label on all of 
its products except 
the small individual 
packages of cereal. 
Members are urged 
to purchase Kellogg 

At its 1981 con- 
vention, the AFL-CIO's Union Label and 
Service Trades Department presented an 
award to the Grain Millers "in recogni- 
tion of its long history of outstanding 
labor-management relations with the 
Kellogg Company, culminating in the 
first union label agreement in the cereal 

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Long-Term Jobless 
Face Benefits 
Cutoff in States 

There aren't jobs over the horizon 
for millions of recession victims, and 
continuation of federal supplemental 
unemployment benefits is an urgent 
priority, AFL-CIO Social Security 
Director Bert Seidman testified in 
Washington at recent Senate hearings. 

Seidman expressed concern that the 
limited extension of federal jobless 
benefits that the House included in its 
social security package will fall short 
of the need. 

The severity of the recession is add- 
ing to the number of workers still job- 
less after having exhausted their 26 
weeks of state benefits and the added 
13 weeks of extended benefits that are 
available only in the states with the 
highest unemployment rates, he noted. 
(Note chart on opposite page.) 

There should be a permanent sup- 
plemental benefits program of at least 
26 weeks, Seidman said, funded by 
general revenues and available without 
regard to state unemployment triggers. 

In terms of pending legislation, he 
urged that, as a minimum, the Senate 
improve the House version of the sup- 
plemental benefits extension to the 
level that had been proposed by a 
Ways & Means subcommittee before it 
was trimmed back to be less objection- 
able to the Administration. 

As passed by the house, the 16 
weeks of supplemental benefits now 
allowed in states in the highest unem- 
ployment category would be trimmed 
to 14 weeks. The House did, however, 
include a provision for persons who 
exhaust their supplemental benefits by 
April 1 to receive an additional six 
to 10 weeks of payments, depending 
on the insured unemployment rate in 
their stales. 

Seidman reiterated the AFL-CIO's 
opposition to the Administration's job 
voucher scheme, which would give 
employers tax credits equal to the 
value of unused unemployment insur- 
ance entitlements when they hire long- 
term unemployed. 

"Organized labor has consistently 
advocated and supported legislative ef- 
forts to establish jobs and put people 
back to work," Seidman testified. But 
until full employment is achieved, he 
urged, the federal supplemental com- 
pensation program should be strength- 
ened, not weakened. 

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^ 'Building Union' for Stewards 
in NYC District Council 

In recent months, 927 members of the 
New York City and Vicinity District 
Council completed the stewards training 
program "Building Union," at the District 
Council Labor College. Instructors were 
Robert Lewis and Patrick Leddy of the 
council and Stephen Flynn and Kevin 
Thompson, task force representatives. 

In the picture at left Denis R. Sheil, 
New York District Council secretary- 
treasurer presents a certificate of comple- 
tion to Michael Podharski of Local 1536. 

Looking on from left: Kevin Thomp- 
son, task force representative, and Busi- 
ness Representatives of Local 1536 
George Parzych and Denis Sheil 3rd. 

Local 1204, Brooklyn, N.Y. — Front Row, from left: Lauren 

E. Ball, Milton Bush, Harvey Hahn, Sal J. Durante, Edward 

F. Clifford, John J. Geraci, and Alex Gritzuk. Back Row, 
Patrick Leddy, N.Y.C. D.C.; Leo Levil, Joseph Cisrciari, 
Joseph Asile, Mark Almas, Grayson Varner, and Kevin 
Thompson, Task Force Rep. 

Local 1162, College Point, N.Y Seated, from left: Thomas 

P. Geyer, Dennis J. McCabe, B.R. Patrick Purcell, and 
Denis R. Sheil, N.Y.C. D.C. Secretary-Treasurer. Also in 
picture were members who made up a missing session to 
complete the course, back row, from left: Jim Pauze, L.U. 20; 
Vincent Passard, L.U. 135; Pat Qidnn, L.U. 17; and Randy 
Ravetti, L.U. 608.