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The voice of the union worker 
will be heard once again, in 1986 





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 


Wayne Pierce 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


William Sidell 
William Konyha 


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 
504 E. Monroe Street #402 
Springfield, IHinois 62701 

Fourth District, E. Jimmy Jones 
12500 N.E. 8th Avenue. #3 
North Miami. Florida 33161 

Fifth District, Eugene Shoehigh 
526 Elkwood Mall - Center Mall 
42nd & Center Streets 
Omaha, Nebraska 68105 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
400 Main Street #203 
RoUa, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
Gramark Plaza 

12300 S.E. Mallard Way #240 
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222 

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, T2K OG3 

Secretaries, Please Note 

In processing complaints about 
magazine delivery, the only names 
wtiich tlie 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- 
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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. Rogers. Secretary 

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should be sent to the General Secretary. 


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VOLUME 106 No. 1 JANUARY, 1986 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



1 985 Roundup, 1 986 Outlook 2 

Labor Movement Unified in '85; Outlook for Economy Uncertain . PAI 4 

Today We Labor to See His Dream 5 

UBC Forest Products Conference Board 6 

CLIC Report 9 

Home Builders: New L-P Boycott Target 10 

Blueprint for Cure 13 

National Reciprocal Agreements Protects Members Benefits 15 

ILCA Awards 21 

Missing Children 21 


Washiington Report 8 

Ottawa Report 12 

Labor News Roundup 14 

Local Union News 22 

We Congratulate 25 

Members in the News 26 

Apprenticeship and Training 27 

Retirees' Notebook 29 

Consumer Clipboard 31 

Plane Gossip 32 

Service to the Brotherhood 33 

In Memoriam , 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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A blanket of snow covers the Mall in 
Washington, D.C., and clusters of snow- 
flakes deck the trees which frame the 
United Brotherhood's General Offices at 
the foot of Capitol Hill. The cars move 
slowly along Constitution Ave., past the 
U.S. Department of Labor, housed in 
the building to the left of the UBC head- 

Winter sometimes comes slowly to the 
nation's capital. The first snowfall oc- 
casionally comes on Christmas Day. It 
is not until the first months of the new 
year that a deep freeze sets in. 

Weather forecasters predict that some- 
time during the month of January we will 
have a few days of thaw — an annual crack 
in the refrigerator door which offers a 
brief glance at spring. One meteorology 
professor who has kept his eye on the 
January thaw for years says, "It's not 
folklore. It appears about two winters 
out of three. It's worth a $3 bet that it 
will show up this year . . . but no more." 

An old-time Washington, D.C., news- 
paperman probably had a January thaw 
in mind when he wrote these lines: 

"Oh, what a blamed uncertain thing 

This pesky weather is! 

It blew and snew and then it thew 

And now, by jing, it's friz." 

Legend says that the "thew" comes 
about mid-January in the Midwest, a little 
earlier farther west, and between the 18th 
and 23rd in the eastern states. As for the 
Canadian provinces, the prospects are a 
bit uncertain. 

NOTE: Readers who would like additional 
copies of our cover may obtain them by sending 
50i in coin to cover mailing costs to. The 
CARPENTER. 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 


The voice oj the union worker 
uiltt be heard once again fn 1936 

Printed in U. S. A. 


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for more Job opportunities 
less indebtedness and bad credit 
a balanced trade program 


Where do we go from here? 

We ask ourselves this question as a 
new year begins. 

The answer lies in many areas of 
uncertainty. Key questions are these: 
Where are the new jobs? Where are the 
job opportunities? 

The United States and Canada will 
begin to move forward again when there 
is purchasing power in the hands of 
more and more of the nation's workers. 

Money well spread through the pop- 
ulation is what makes the economy 
thrive — not excess profits, not cheap 
labor, and not stock manipulations. Real 
income — the gain in the value of your 
money from year to year — is down for 
most people. 

Let us give you a few of the so-called 
economic indicators which have accu- 
mulated during the past month: 

The civilian unemployment rate in 
the United States edged down slightly 
to 7% in November. This change re- 
sulted in part from a decline of 92,000 
in the civilian labor force at that time, 
hi December Christmas shopping 
brought the workforce up a bit. and the 
picture undoubtedly improved slightly. 
Nevertheless, the unemployment rate 
is far above the 4% rate judged ac- 
ceptable by most economists. 

The U.S. Labor Department said 
about 8.1 million Americans are ac- 
tively seeking jobs but unable to find 
work. Among major worker groups, 
teenage unemployment remains very 
high at 18.4%. Blacks are 15.9% un- 
employed; Hispanics, 10.7%). 

Among the economic indicators, some 
were positive, some negative, and one, 
the speed with which orders are filled, 
was unchanged. Positive: increased 
money supply, increase in average 
workweek, growth in plant and equip- 
ment contracts, and a rise in building 

permits. Orders for consumer goods 
dropped last year. 

There are changes in Social Security 
this year. On January 1 the Social 
Security tax rate went up from 7.05%i 
to 7.15%). The increase will amount to 
$1.50 per month more for a person 
earning $1 .500 a month, for example, 
with a matching amount coming from 
the employer. 

The earnings base — the maximum 
amount of annual earnings taxed for 
Social Security — rose to $42,000 this 
month, which is way above the annual 
income of most of our members. The 
1985 base was $39,600. The increase is 
based on the change in average earn- 
ings levels from 1984 to 1985, according 
to the Social Security Administration. 

A promising sign for 1986 is the drop 
in mortgage interest rates. In 1982 the 
average prospective home owner had 
to pay an average interest rate of 17.3% 
in the United States. As we begin 1986, 
the average home mortgage interest rate 
has dropped to 10.5%. Last month, the 
Veterans Administration dropped its 
home mortgage rate to 10.5%, as well. 

There are steps being taken this year 
to curb the growing "underground 
economy" — those many cash transac- 
tions and similar measures taken to 
avoid taxes and other financial respon- 
sibilities. The Internal Revenue Service 
is increasing its computer surveillance 
of employer and employee income rec- 
ords for one thing. 

In California, organized labor is 
backing a bill in the state legislature 
which would halt the flow of millions 
of dollars of construction and tax money 
into the underground economy of that 
state. The bill would prohibit banks, 
savings and loans, and other lenders 
from releasing construction money until 
It is proved that the borrowers have 

met Social Security, disability, unem- 
ployment insurance, and workers' com- 
pensation insurance obligations. 

The U.S. House of Representatives, 
last month, approved overwhelmingly 
a five-year, $10 billion toxic waste clean- 
up bill. For the first time, the Environ- 
mental Protection Agency is able to set 
up a definite timetable for cleaning up 
the dangerous and noxious chemical 
and nuclear-waste dumps festering 
around North America like so many 

Labor was strongly behind this leg- 
islation. Not only does the toxic waste 
bill offer freedom from toxic fears to 
many communities across the land, but 
it increases the penalties for polluters. 
A "right to know" provision sought by 
the AFL-CIO would require companies 
producing dangerous chemicals to re- 
port to local communities on the han- 
dling, storage, and emissions of chem- 
icals in nearby facilities. 

Labor will renew its fight for plant- 
closing legislation. Congress failed to 
pass a modest plant-closing bill in 1985. 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 
other groups claimed credit for defeat 
of the legislation after the last session 
of the Congress, but labor has not given 
up this fight and new plant-closing bills 
will be introduced later this month. 

Construction spending has increased 
slightly in recent months. Although 
housing starts are still far below what 
they should be, commercial construc- 
tion remains high in many parts of North 

The Union Labor Life Insurance 
Company's "J for Jobs" mortgage in- 
vestment account reached a record 
$155.27 million last July, a $19 million 
increase over its 1984 figure. The ac- 
count, which invests in job-creating, 
union-built real estate investments, grew 


at a very favorable 17.5% annualized 
rate of return during the 1984-85 fiscal 

The War on Poverty in America con- 
tinues in 1986. Almost one in seven 
Americans currently lives below the 
poverty line, which is $10,609 for a 
family of four. Of nearly 34 million 
poor, more than 13 million are children. 
More than one out of every five children 
now lives in poverty. 

The income gap between upper and 
lower-income families has been grow- 
ing, especially since 1980. It is now 
wider than at any time since the end of 
World War II. Census statistics show 

that all income groups, except the rich- 
est fifth of the population, had less 
after-tax income in 1983 than in 1980. 
Between 1980 and 1984 there was a 
transfer of $25 billion in disposable 
income from poor and middle-income 
families to the richest fifth of the pop- 
ulation — the rich get richer, additional 
evidence of the need for tax reform. 

Workers are under seige in every 
trade and industry across the country 
and the labor movement stands as the 
main line of defense, AFL-CIO Secre- 
tary-Treasurer Thomas Donahue said 

"No worker in American is unaf- 

fected by the slow and sure destruction 
of America's industrial base or by the 
flood of imports that is sweeping Amer- 
ican products from our own market- 
place," Donahue said. 

When people argue that the real trou- 
ble is not a job shortage but a labor 
surplus, then the whole society is put 
at risk. "We simply have to stop the 
hemorrhage of American jobs," Don- 
ahue said. 

"We are the main line of defense for 
the plain people who are not trying to 
Uve high on the hog at the expense of 
their neighbors, who are just trying to 
pay the mortgage, put the food on the 
table and get kids through school. U3fi 


Ever since Ronald Reagan became President in 1980, there's 
been talk from the Republican camp and the White House about 
balancing the federal budget. Much of it was just talk — Up service 
for the conservatives in the GOP. 

At the beginning of his administration, President Reagan had 
talked much about how he used to have a balanced budget when 
he was governor of the State of California. Then he began to 
realize that the State of California budget is different. It doesn't 
spend billions on defense every year ... so the White House 
didn't talk so much about a balanced budget. 

But the talk continued in Congress through much of 1985, until 
two Republican senators, Phil Gramm of Texas (a former Demo- 
crat) and Warren Rudman of New Hampshire, proposed a balanced 
budget amendment. Their proposed legislation bounced around 
Capitol Hill until late at night on December 1 1 when Congress 
approved it and sent it to the White House. The bill arranges a 
sweeping new system which theoretically will end federal deficit 
spending by 1991 by making massive cuts in social programs and 
the Defense Department, which will eventually make the tax 
burden easier on our grandchildren. 

For the record, many economists believe that it will be necessary 
for the Reagan Administration to restore the tax cuts enacted in 
1982 and 1983 if there is any hope of realistically solving the deficit 
problems. Continued on Page 28 




The Republicans and their 1979 candidate, Ronald Reagan, 
campaigned on a vote-getting promise to cut federal taxes. Pres- 
ident Reagan kept that promise two years later, but his cuts helped 
those at the high end of the income scale but didn't help the 
average American worker much. It did, however, play havoc with 
the federal budget. The sharp drop in federal revenue helped to 
create the biggest federal debt in history. For the first time in 
many years it appeared that the Democrats were the fiscally- 
responsible political party and the Republicans were the wild 
spenders, due to top-heavy defense spending and tax write-offs 
for big business. 

The Democrats, with strong support from organized labor, 
renewed their call for tax reform, so that the nation's millionaires 
and its multi-billion-dollar corporations would shoulder their share 
of the tax burden. The White House belatedly saw that tax reform 
was a good vote-getter for 1986, and President Reagan declared 
that tax reform was to be the number one priority of his second 
term in office. Early in 1985 he began touring the country on 
behalf of tax reform. Unfortunately, his party was not falling into 
Une behind him. Continued on Page 28 

JANUARY, 1986 

Labor Movement Unified in '85; 
Outlook for Economy Uncertain 

The year 1985 came to a close 
with the labor movement more uni- 
fied in its sense of purpose, but with 
the economy stagnating and the na- 
tion facing runaway deficits and pos- 
sibly a deep recession. 

The past year offered a mixed 
picture. Unemployment remained 
above 7%, a level which used to 
signify "recession," and less than 
one-third of the jobless received ben- 
efits. In this "growth recession," 
the lower-wage service sector con- 
tinued to grow while the factory 
sector lost jobs, often to low-wage 
imports. Record deficits, with the 
national debt doubling to $2 trillion 
under President Reagan's policies, 
created uncertainty even as Con- 
gress wrestled with tax reforms and 
the need for increased revenue. 

On the labor front, many unions 
fought back and stopped or slowed 
the trend to concessions. Operating 
in a hostile climate, labor looked 
more to its own resources. The AFL- 
CIO convention marked the 30th 
anniversary of merger and adopted 
policies urging unions to use more 
flexibility in organizing and bargain- 
ing and to open their ranks to non- 
members so labor could resume its 

This is the story of 1984, told 
through the headline files of Press 

JANUARY — Jobless rate edges up to 
7.2%; 9.5 million out of work . . . Slower 
growth for manufacturers forecast by 
government . . . Watts says FAA report 
confirms worsening air traffic system . . . 
CWA says higher phone bills hurt elderly, 
poor, jobless . . . Reagan non-union in- 
augural casting call sparks labor protests 
. . . Kifkland blasts Treasury plan to tax 
worker benefits . . . Wiederkehr heads 
roofers as Roy Johnson retires . . . Kirk- 
land hits Social Security freeze . . . Rea- 
gan vows to stay the course of conserva- 
tive agenda in inaugural address . . . 
UAW angered over OSHA rejection of 
emergency formaldehyde rule . . . AFL- 
CIO warns new OMB powers threaten 
worker protections . . . 

FEBRUARY— Jobless rate rises to 7.4% 
. . . Service Employees sue EPA on 
school asbestos 'cover-up' . . . Idaho 
unions win Injunction to block 'right-to- 
work' law . . . BLS says recessionary 

trends continued in 1984 contracts . . . 
Rail unions ink pacts with Conrail to 
restore industry-level wages . . . Postal, 
federal union chiefs fight Hatch Act 
charges. . .Supreme Court extends U.S. 
wage rules to state, municipal workers 
. . . AFL-CIO calls for action on 'job 
deficit' . . . Paperworkers, OCAW plan 
merger . . . AFL-CIO blasts domestic 
cuts, urges defense spending freeze . . . 

MARCH— AFL-CIO Council urges new 
approaches to spur resurgence of labor 
. . . Jobless rate 7.3%; nearly 10 million 
out of work . . . UAW, lUE hit end of 
Japan auto import curbs; urge action to 
save 200,000jobs . . . Nix Reagan's Med- 
icare, Medicaid cuts, broad coalition tells 
Congress . . . Striking Transport Work- 
ers say Pan Am is out to bust unions . . . 
Social Security '86 COLA hike cancelled 
by Senate GOP panel . . . Drozak pledges 
support to farmers, hits Reagan's veto 
of emergency farm bill . . . Court awards 
$5 million in backpay to Miami hotel 
strikers . . . Coke plant workers in Gua- 
temala win pact after 1-year sit-in . . . 
Yale pacts prove power of worker soli- 
darity . . . Kirkland attacks proposal to 
tax job-related benefits . . . Reagan blocks 
extra aid for long term unemployed . . . 
Labor welcomes naming of Brock as 
Labor Secretary . . . Labor urges plant 
shutdown bill to cushion impact . . . 
Textile, apparel unions, industry unite 
on import reform bill .... 

APRIL — Jobless rate hangs at 7.3% as 
job growth falls short . . . Japan's plan 
to boost auto exports blasted by labor, 
business. Congress . . . High court gives 
public workers right to hearing before 
firing. . . Mayors, public employee unions 
hit Reagan city cutback plans . . . Senior 
citizen groups blast GOP Social Security 
cuts . . . 'Phase-out' of jobless benefits 
voted by Congress . . . Rights panel's 
'no' to pay equity hit by labor, women's 
groups . . . Unions send 'RTW' law to 
Idaho referendum in '86 . . . World union 
movement urges sanctions against South 
Africa. . .50th anniversary of CIO marked 
by labor veterans . . . Brock wins bipar- 
tisan praise as he lakes over Labor Dept. 
. . OSHA is failing to protect work- 
ers from job hazards , congressional study 
finds .... 

MAY — Jobless rate hangs at 7.3%; Man- 
ufacturingjobs decline . . . Senate rejects 
Social Security cuts, votes to freeze mil- 
itary spending . . . Brock names labor 
lawyer to key Labor Dept. post . . . 
Kruse elected leader of Roofers . . . 
Striking Louisiana-Pacific workers win 

support from big shareholder . . . Rubber 
Workers win pacts with 'Big Four' tire- 
makers . . . TWU President William 
Lindner dies at age 65 . . . Senate scraps 
Social Security COLA . . . Operating 
Engineers' President Turner retires; Du- 
gan elected to finish term . . . NLRB's 
Dotson attacks labor, working press and 
academics . . . Trade panel finds import 
flood seriously hurts shoe industry . . . 
Senate confirms NLRB nominees . . . 
House budget keeps Social Security 
COLA, saves domestic programs, freezes 
Pentagon . . . AFL-CIO urges Congress 
to reject Reagan's subminimum wage . . . 

JUNE — Nation's economy stalled; un- 
employment still at 7.3% . . . House 
backs sanctions against South African 
government . . . Labor urges Congress 
to overhaul Reagan tax proposals, make 
reforms fair for workers . . . AFL-CIO 
asks Congress to stop corporate raids on 
pension funds . . . Seniors rally to fight 
Social Security cuts . . . Iron Workers 
council elects Juel Drake to succeed 
Lyons . . . Airline Pilots sign new pact, 
end strike against United . . . Judge con- 
victs executives of murder in worker's 
cyanide poisoning death . . .Unions blast 
rejection of pay equity by EEOC . . . 

JULY— Jobless rate at 7.3% for fifth 
straight month as national economy stag- 
nates . . . Unions can't fine members 
who scab, Supreme Court rules in back- 
ing NLRB ... 2.3 million manufacturing 
jobs lost in 35 states since 1979 . . . AFL- 
CIO's AIFLD expresses 'disgust' as Sal- 
vador murder suspect cleared . . . UAW 
wins wage hikes, job security in first pact 
at GM-Toyota plant . . . Executives get 
25-year terms in worker's job-related 
death . . . General Electric unions ratify 
new three-year pacts . . . Business hails, 
labor ignores Wagner Act's 50th anni- 
versary . . . Apparel, textile unions urge 
new quota system to curb imports . . . 
Reagan tax planfavors rich and business, 
Kirkland says . . . Wage, benefit cuts 
spur walkout by USWA at Wheeling- 
Pittsburgh . . . 

AUGUST— Jobless rate freezes at 7.3% 
for sixth straight month . . . Congress 
okays budget resolution preserving So- 
cial Security COLA . . . UAW's new 
pact with Saturn Corp. breaks new ground 
in auto industry . . . Union study urges 
worldwide action to prevent another 
Bhopal disaster . . . Federal court up- 
holds Pilots on key issues in United strike 
. . . UFCW urges banning lie detectors 
as bane to U.S. workers . . . Unions say 
worker rights endangered by new rail 
alcohol, drug rules . . . CWA demands 
that AT&T negotiate over surprise cut 
of 24,000 jobs . . . UAW celebrates 50th 

SEPTEMBER— Jobless rate dips to 
7.0%; still 'recession level,' AFL-CIO 
says . . . Poverty rate declined in '84, 
but 33.7 miUion remain poor. . .AFSCME 
to appeal court ruling on Washington 
State pay equity . . . Reagan stalls strike 

Continued on Page 36 


' 'As I have said many times, and believe 
with all my heart, the coalition that can 
have the greatest impact in the struggle 
for human dignity here in America is 
that of the Negro and the forces of 
labor, because their fortunes are so 
closely intertwined. ' ' 

Martin Luther King in a letter to 
Amalgamated Laundry Workers, i%2 

Today We L 
to See His D 

The third Monday of this month, 
January 20, marks the first U.S. cele- 
bration of a national holiday dedicated 
to a black American hero. Dr. Martin 
Luther King. Dr. King, by his life and 
work, exemplified the spirit of broth- 
erhood and justice we in labor still 
struggle for today. 

His life was dedicated to peace and 
to ensuring the right of all people to 
hve in decency and respect, free from 
the fear of oppression and injustice. We 
remember Dr. King as a humanitarian, 
committed to the civil rights struggle, 
who met his death while supporting the 
efforts of Memphis sanitation workers 
to achieve dignity. 

Memphis, Tenn., in 1968, was the 
scene of a strike by 1 ,200 AFSCME 
Local 1173 members, a group of pre- 
dominately black sanitation workers. 
The City of Memphis had refused to 
recognize the union or to grant payroll 
dues deduction. Dr. King had come to 
Memphis to support the strike by lead- 
ing a non-violent march through the 
city. But it was not meant to be. A 
Continued on Page 38 






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Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 

Resolution enacted by the AFL-CIO at its '85 convention 

WHEREAS, A goal pursued for 14 years by the AFL- 
CIO and its affiliates will be realized on January 15, 1986, 
when the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, 
Jr. , will be celebrated for the first time as a national holiday; 

WHEREAS, Labor's advocacy of a holiday honoring the 
memory of Martin Luther King arose from the conviction 
that' no other American in our time has more fully exem- 
plified the spirit of brotherhood that alone can bring to birth 
a society of hberty and justice for all; and 

WHEREAS, Trade unionists will never forget that Martin 
Luther King met his death from an assassin's bullet while 
supporting the peaceful struggle of Memphis sanitation 
workers to achieve dignity and a living wage through 
collective bargaining; and 

WHEREAS. Observance of Martin Luther King's birth- 
day affords to every American an opportunity to honor and 
emulate his personal courage and unswerving fidelity to the 
cause of equal rights and equal opportunity; therefore, be 

RESOLVED: That the AFL-CIO, in the words of its 
Ninth Constitutional Convention, "pledges to continue its 
efforts to bring ftbout the day when the dream of Dr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr., of dignity, justice and peace for all shall 
be fully realized;" and, be it further 

RESOLVED: That the AFL-CIO calls upon all trade 
union organizations and their members lo initiate the ob- 
servance of Dr. King's birthday by participating in com- 
munity events that not merely pay tribute to his memory 
but that exemplify his spirit. 


Martin Luther King was a guest speaker 
at AFL-CIO conventions. Here he is intro- 
duced by the late AFL-CIO President 
George Meany. 

JANUARY, 1986 







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U.S. sessions of the new conference board were held in the General Office board room. Al top. 
President Patrick Campbell speaks to the initial /gathering. In the lower left picture, at the 
Canadian session, Fred Miron of Local 2693. Port Arthur, Ont., directs a question to Newfound- 
land Minister of Forestry Simms. Al lower right. Siinms responds to questions about aerial 
spraying of the spruce budworm and the hemlock looper, two forest pests. 

UBC International Forest Products Conference 
Board Holds First Meeting, Charts Future Efforts 

General President Patrick Campbell 
convened the first meeting of the UBC 
International Forest Products Confer- 
ence Board on November 13 and 14 at 
the General Office in Washington, 
D. C. Composed of key Canadian and 
U.S. Lumber and Plywood Council and 
Local Union representatives, the Board 
was formed to address challenges pre- 
sented by mill shutdowns, the intro- 
duction of new products and machin- 
ery, "overcapacity" in the industries, 
and anti-union efforts by major U.S. 
and Canadian forest products corpo- 

The Board heard reports on economic 
developments in the industry in both 
countries, including new products and 
investments. It also reviewed detailed 
information on the extent of union and 
non-union operations, and on the UBC's 
lumber and sawmill membership and 
collective bargaining relationships. 

The Brotherhood's Industrial and 
Special Programs Departments had pre- 
pared reports on various aspects of the 
industry for the meeting. Each repre- 

sentative also reported on problems and 
developments in his area. Representa- 
tives from UBC Canadian lumber and 
sawmill locals had gathered in Corner 
Brook. Newfoundland, in late October 
to hear reports on the current status of 
the Canadian forest products and paper 
industry, to discuss common problems, 
and to prepare a report on the Canadian 

Mike Fishman, assistant to the general 
president for industrial. Representative 
Gonzo Gillingham, and lOth District Board 
Member Ron Dancer discuss the confer- 
ence agenda. 

industry for the Board meeting. 

In his opening remarks. President 
Campbell charged the Board with mak- 
ing recommendations for further orga- 
nizing and collective bargaining gains 
for the UBC's 50,000 members in the 
forest products industry. He repeated 
the International's willingness to com- 
mit resources for protecting the UBC's 
members in the industry, and for main- 
taining and expanding the union's role 
through targeted organizing efforts. The 
UBC, as the largest North American 
union with members in the forest prod- 
ucts industry, may be the only organi- 
zation capable of committing the re- 
sources needed to do the job, Campbell 
pointed out. 

Board discussions covered the need 
for a better exchange of contracts and 
collective bargaining developments 
among Canadian lumber and sawmill 
locals, a single UBC voice in Canada 
on forest products industry issues, and, 
in the U.S., coordinated bargaining 
strategies between the Northwest and 
the South and to better target organizing 


Group tackles challenges of mill shutdowns, 

claims of 'overcapacity' in the industry, 

the introduction of new products, 

and anti-union efforts of major corporations 

efforts in the industry. They also ad- 
dressed the growing use of owner-op- 
erators in parts of the Canadian indus- 
try, non-union operations in both the 
Pacific Northwest and the Southeast, 
and wood products trade between the 
two countries. 

The International Forest Products 
Conference Board will continue to meet 
on a periodic basis to exchange infor- 
mation on common industry develop- 
ments and employers in the U.S. and 

At both the Canadian and U.S. In- 
dustrial Conferences in March, work- 
shops on the forest products industry 
will be held to review, in more detail, 
the issues raised by the Conference 
Board (See announcement below). UDfi 

Industrial Parley 

Called for 

U.S. and Canada 

Full-time industrial council and lo- 
cal union representatives and other 
representatives servicing industrial 
members are being advised by a mail- 
ing from General President Patrick J. 
Campbell of a Canadian industrial 
conference March 20-22, 1986, in To- 
ronto and a conference for represen- 
tatives in the U.S. on March 4-6 in 
French Lick, Ind. 

While the agenda for the confer- 
ences will vary somewhat, both will 
include sessions on the mill-cabinet 
and the forest products industries. 
Current industry problems and bar- 
gaining developments will be covered 
and organizing target areas will be 
identified. The conference will also 
introduce new tactics and approaches 
to help local unions win good settle- 
ments under adverse conditions. 

The conferences mark the second 
consecutive year that U.S. and Ca- 
nadian industrial conferences have 
been conducted by the General Office 
and reflect the International's in- 
creased commitment to the Brother- 
hood's industrial membership. 

Representatives desiring more in- 
formation on the conferences should 
contact the Industrial Department at 
the General Office or the Canadian 
Research Office in Toronto. 

Several members of Local 2019, who are employed at the 
Klipsch Speaker Co., Hope, Ark., took part in the "85% in '85" 
steward training. Pictured front row, from left, are Robert 
Wyatt, Thomas Peck, Marsha Sutton, and Rena Hicks. Middle 
row, from left, are Dexter Flenory, Roy Byers, Richard Town- 
send, and Karan Joe. Back row, from left, are Kevin Nicholson, 
Alice Hamilton, Deronda Beavers, and Bill Holybee. Not pic- 
tured were Gary Middleton, David Walker, Frances Hale, and 
Charles Alexander, 

85% In '85 Industrial Program 
Showed Impressive Results 

"85% in '85," the UBC's volun- 
tary in-shop organizing program, has 
brought nearly 1,000 new members 
into the UBC since first being im- 
plemented by the Southern Council 
of Industrial Workers in March and 
the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Council 
in July. 

Relying on local union members 
to sign up fellow workers in their 
shops, the goal is to bring the mem- 
bership in each UBC shop up to at 
least 85% of the employees. The 
program has been introduced in states 
which prohibit union security clauses 
requiring all workers to join the union, 
and it has been instrumental both in 
building up union membership in the 

two Councils and in strengthening 
the participating locals. 

In the Southern Council of Indus- 
trial Workers, the program has been 
part of a more general educational 
program involving both steward and 
officer training, and is being carried 
out by International Representatives 
Earnie Curtis, Alice Beck and Ed 
Fortson. In the Mid-Atlantic Indus- 
trial Council, Representatives Tony 
Delorme and Maria Frederic have 
implemented the program. 

The program, which will change 
its name to "Get On Board the UBC 
Express" beginning in 1986, may 
soon be introduced in other UBC 
industrial councils. 

Slogan For 1986: 

'Get On Board The UBC Express' 

JANUARY, 1986 



Under the new hazard communication standard 
of the Occupational Safety and Health Administra- 
tion, chemical companies by November 25 must 
label containers and provide data sheets to manu- 
facturers who use chemicals. Worker training ses- 
sions must begin by May 25, but a Union Carbide 
plant in Hahnville, La., will begin worker training in 
January. A Plaquemine, La., Dow Chemical plant 
prepares manuals that will be followed by worker 

Some states will be tougher than OSHA. Texas 
requires disclosure of hazardous materials to the 
community as well as the manufacturers. "OSHA 
rules don't go far enough," says an assistant attor- 
ney general in Louisiana, where the state is drafting 
its own rules. Some other states plan to enforce 
their own standards. 


The prevalence of back-loaded settlements 
pushed the average first-year wage increase in pri- 
vate collective bargaining contracts negotiated 
during the first nine months of 1985 to the lowest 
level recorded in the 17-year history of the series, 
the Bureau of Labor Standards reports. The aver- 
age first-year wage gain was 2.3% for contracts 
settled between January and September of this 
year, lower than the previous record low of 2.4% for 
contracts settled during 1 984. The 2.3% figure also 
is a shade lower than the 2.5% average first-year 
gain for contracts settled during the first nine 
months of 1984. 

Sharp increases in the size of construction indus- 
try settlements kept the median first-year wage in- 
crease for all industries in agreements concluded 
during the first nine months of the year at about the 
same level as last year, according to the Bureau of 
National Affairs, Inc., Collective Bargaining Negoti- 
ations and Contracts service. Construction con- 
tracts yielded a median first-year wage increase of 
2.9% in the first three quarters of 1985, up from a 
median of zero, or a wage freeze, last year. 


in November the Bureau of Labor Statistics re- 
ported that 1 984 injury rates increased for almost 
all occupations and industries. This came after a 
steady decline for three years in most areas. In our 
industries, the following figures were reported. 

Lumber and Wood Products — 19.3 injuries per 
100 full-time workers (up from 18.1 in 1983), Furni- 
ture and Fixtures — 14.9 injuries per 100 full-time 
workers (up from 13.8 in 1983), Construction— 15.4 
injuries per 100 full-time workers (up from 14.7 in 

During 1981-^3, OSHA took credit for reducing 
injury rates, claiming it was due to their new coop- 
erative approach. Now that the rates are rising 
again, OSHA has blamed it on increasing employ- 
ment levels, where new workers are hired who may 
be more accident prone. 

One official stated, privately, that "those who take 
the credit should also take the blame." A scientist 
at the Congressional Office of Technology Assess- 
ment who analyzed the trends claims that in some 
industries, the rates have been tracking employ- 
ment, but in others, such as construction, the rates 
have gone up faster than would be expected. This 
difference may be due to the inadequacies of 
OSHA under this administration. 


In a letter to Housing and Urban Development 
Secretary Samuel J. Pierce, Jr., the AFL-CIO Build- 
ing Trades charged HUD with ignoring the Labor 
Department's wider view of the scope of Davis- 
Bacon prevailing wage protections. HUD is not ap- 
plying Davis-Bacon wage requirements in urban de- 
velopment action grant and community develop- 
ment block grant projects despite indication by the 
Labor Department that such projects do fall under 
the scope of the Davis-Bacon Act. 

A Labor Department opinion held that Davis-Ba- 
con prevailing wage protections are applicable not 
only when UDAG and CDBG funds are used di- 
rectly to pay for construction, but also when those 
funds are used for activities that are "integrally and 
proximately" related to that construction. Land ac- 
quisition and certain professional services should 
be protected by Davis-Bacon regulation, according 
to the Labor Department opinion. 


Housing's three-year expansion is showing signs 
of winding down gradually because of stagnating 
economies in many areas of the country, according 
to John J. Koelemij, president of the National Asso- 
ciation of Home Builders. 

Koelemij's observation was backed up by housing 
starts figures released recently by the U.S. Census 
Bureau. New housing construction fell 9% in Sep- 
tember to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 
1,583,000 units, the Census Bureau reported. Ac- 
tual starts for the first nine months of 1985 totaled 
1 ,321 ,800, down 4% from the number recorded dur- 
ing the same period in 1 984. 




HR 281, Double Breasting 
Bill, Requires Your 
Immediate Attention 

House Resolution 281, now before the U.S. Congress, 
is the so-called "double breasting bill." If passed by both 
houses of Congress and signed by the President, this bill 
would make it harder for construction companies with 
union contracts to set up non-union companies on the side 
as a way to obtain low-bid jobs and undermine union 
contract standards and work practices. 

The bill passed the House Education and Labor Com- 
mittee last summer. As we go to press, it still awaits floor 
action. Congressmen must be made aware of how important 
this bill is to Building Tradesmen and particularly, in our 
case, to Carpenters, Millwrights, and the other construction 
craftsmen and women in our ranks. 

The bill provides that separate firms performing similar 
construction work wiU be considered a single employer if 
there is common management or ownership of the firms. 

The Associated General Contractors and other manage- 
ment organizations have mounted an attack on H.R. 281, 
claiming that it attacks worker and employer freedoms. 
What it would actually do is eliminate the subterfuge under 
which contractors with labor-management agreements are 
able to deny job rights and union wages and working 
conditions through dummy companies. 

It is vitally important to union members protecting their 
hard-won contracts that H.R. 281 is passed by the House 
and eventually enacted into law. CLIC urges UBC members 
to write their congressmen as soon as possible, asking that 
they support H.R. 281 and eliminate double breasting from 
the construction industry. 

Write: Congressman , U.S. House of 

Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515. 

The year 1986 will be a crucial year for political action 
by trade unionists. There will be Congressional elections 
in the fall, and the new session of Congress has many 
pieces of legislation which need support. The UBC is on 
record as supporting tax reform, aid for farmers, buy- 
American legislation, and many other legislative issues. 

Funds are needed by CLIC, and UBC members will be 
asked to join CLIC or renew their membership, this year. 

Delegates to the recent Illinois State Convention of 
Carpenters started the ball rolling for the new year. They 
contributed $2,750 to CLIC, in addition to the 1% CLIC 
payroll deduction to which all fuUtime Illinois UBC officers 
and representatives have subscribed. 

This year all 435 House seats and one-third of the Senate 
will be up for election without a national ticket to cloud 
the issues with 100 million dollar media campaigns. We 

The official emblem of the Car- 
penters Legislative Impove- 
rnent Committee has been 
redesigned from time to time 
to add symbols of new crafts 
and jurisdictions to the center 
of the emblem. A pile driver's 
rig at center is the latest to 
join the grouping. 

Your letters and petitions urging Congress not to la.x workers' 
fringe benefits but to shift some of the la.x burden to tax-free 
corporations instead have had their effect. The House ta.x re- 
form bill passed last month does not tax our hard-earned fringe 

must help elect our friends who will be running for election 
in '86. CLIC will help to accomplish this. 

CLIC is your political voice in Washington. It is sup- 
ported by the voluntary contributions of our concerned 

These past five years under an anti-union Administration 
have been devastating to us all. Let's hope that valuable 
lessons have been learned. The chance for a friendly 
majority in the U.S. Senate is upon us in '86, and CLIC 
is the way to achieve that goal. UDC 

How UBC Members Feel 
About Public Issues 

In an effoii to get members' views on legislative 
issues before the U.S. Congress, ttie Carpenters 
Legislative Improvement Committee prepared a se- 
ries of 10 questions, which were published in the 
October issue of Carpenter. Readers were asked to 
clip out the questionnaire and return it to UBC General 
Treasurer and CLIC Director Wayne Pierce. The 
percentages below show how you voted. 


1 you think that . . . 





the reduction of the deficit should be 




done with some tax increase? 


military spending should grow faster 
than the rate of inflation? 





Immigration reform is an important 
issue for Labor? 





legislative action should be taken to 
slow the rate of foreign imports? 





legislative efforts can help organizing? 





Social Security should be cut? 




the tax rate for corporations should 
be raised? 





social programs such as food stamps 
should be cut back? 




9. farm programs are important to la- 

10. union members should become more 
active in communicating with Con- 
gress, especially when they are re- 
quested to do so by the Carpenters 
Legislative Improvement Committee 
or the local Union? 







JANUARY, 1986 

HONEBUILDERS: New L-P Consumer Boycott 

As L-P boycott handbilling at retail 
lumber dealers continues to be highly 
successful in many areas, a new phase 
of the L-P boycott is being initiated. 
The focus of this new boycott consumer 
action will be the home sales of hom- 
ebuilders who use LP wood products. 

In many regions of the country, boy- 
cott survey reports indicate that large 
quantities of L-P wood products are 
being used in local residential construc- 

Two-Year Challenge 

The AFL-CIO sanction for the L-P 
boycott was granted in January of 
198-4 at the urging of the Brotherhood 
on behalf of over 1 .500 striking U.B.C. 
members at L-P mills in the Pacific 
Northwest. In the two years since 
that date, we have conducted the 
most aggressive labor-consumer boy- 
cott in the labor movement. We should 
be proud of that. Every member who 
has given up a Saturday morning to 
distribute LP boycott leaflets in front 
of a retail lumber store should be 
proud— proud because you have helped 
your brothers and sisters in this 
Brotherhood and their families and 
because you are part of the most 
aggressive effort to fight an anti- 
union cancer in this country today. 

You should also be proud because 
the results have been as impressive 
as the effort. Hundreds of retailers, 
manufacturers, contractors, and con- 
sumers have stopped selling and us- 
ing L-P products because of the pos- 
itive public response to consumer 
publicity. While LP has increased its 
total production capacity nearly 25% 
since the strike started, its sales and 
profit performances have been the 
worst of major producers in the forest 
products industry over the past two 

In those areas where little or no 
boycott activities have been con- 
ducted. I urged you to join the fight 
now. To those who have participated. 
I thank you and urge your continued 
support. In fighting L-P. the Broth- 
erhood is sending a strong message 
to L-P and any other employer that 
an attack on any of our members is 
an attack on all of us. and we will 
fight hack. 


General President 

tion. The lumber yards of many large 
homebuilders reveal considerable sup- 
plies of the struck wood products. An 
aggressive handbilling campaign advis- 
ing the public about homebuilders who 
distribute L-P wood products will en- 
able the boycott to reach users of large 
volumes of L-P products. 

L-P's waferboard product, sold under 
the brand name "Waferwood," is man- 
ufactured specifically for the residential 
construction market. With 10 wafer- 
board plants operational, L-P has over 
one billion square feet ('/»" basis) of 
waferboard production capacity. L-P's 
"Waferwood" has been a key target of 
the UBC consumer boycott at retail 
lumber dealers. Boycott handbilling to 
the public at sales models of new homes 
containing L-P wood products should 
produce the same positive consumer 
response we have experienced at retail 
lumber dealers. 

Conducting L-P boycott handbilling 
at the site of new home sales of builders 
using L-P products will require step- 
by-step preparation by the local or 
council planning the action. The first 

step is to clearly identify L-P products 
at the jobsite and in the construction 
process. Photographs of the L-P prod- 
ucts being used in the construction of 
homes to be handbilled will be the best 
method of documenting the L-P prod- 
ucts" use. 

Once the use of L-P products by a 
homebuilder is identified and docu- 
mented, the General Office should be 
contacted for special consumer boycott 
handbills and instructions designed spe- 
cifically for that homebuilder. As with 
the handbilling activity at retail lumber 
yards, the General President will com- 
municate with the targeted homebuild- 
ers, informing them of the impending 
handbilling and providing them with 
copies of the literature to be distributed 
to prospective homebuyers. Lawful 
handbilling activity can then begin urg- 
ing the public not to purchase homes 
constructed with any L-P wood prod- 

Every UBC council or local is urged 
to begin surveying local residential con- 
struction projects to identify potential 
targets for new home L-P boycott hand- 

UBC President Urges Shareholder Opposition 
to Weyerhaeuser Anti-Tal(eover Proposals 

Stimulated by concerns about pos- 
sible takeovers, the management of many 
corporations in the country are urging 
shareholders to support restrictive by- 
law revisions designed to immunize the 
companies from takeovers. Weyer- 
haeuser Company, a major forest prod- 
ucts company, is the latest corporation 
to make this plea to shareholders. Fear- 
ful of a corporate takeover, Weyer- 
haeuser's board of directors asked for 
shareholder support of several pro- 
posals which gave the board major new 
powers to determine whether to reject 
or accept a takeover offer. 

While expressing concern about the 
negative impacts on workers and com- 
munities associated with many corpo- 
rate takeovers. General President 
Campbell, in a letter to major Weyer- 
haeuser institutional shareholders, urged 
opposition to the bylaw provisions. 
"While the broad social and economic 

value of the takeover activity we have 
witnessed recently is questionable, given 
the work dislocation and the inefficient 
use of capital that often characterize 
these transactions, the measures pre- 
sented merit close critical review in 
light of the clear disadvantages identi- 
fied by the company with the adoption 
of such restrictive amendments. As a 
representative of workers whose retire- 
ment funds are active institutional in- 
vestors with modest holdings in Wey- 
erhaeuser common stock, it is my 
concern that the proposed changes are 
too restrictive of basic shareholder 
rights." said Campbell. 

The Nassau County Carpenters Ben- 
efit Funds, which holds Weyerhaeuser 
stock, and Funds Administrator Gary 
A. Cocker were instrumental in initi- 
ating the solicitation of Weyerhaeuser 




billing. As soon as users of L-P wood 
products are identified, the General Of- 
fice should be informed and given rel- 
evant documents so that sample hand- 
bills can be sent for distribution to the 
targeted homebuilder. Detailing the facts 
about distribution of L-P products should 
enable all members of the public to 
exercise informed judgement and effec- 
tively support the L-P strikers' cause. 

Steps for Initiating L-P Consumer 
Boycott New Home Handbilling 

(1) SURVEY: Survey residential home 
construction sites for use of L-P wood prod- 
ucts, particularly waferboard. Lumber yards 
maintained by large homebuilders are good 

L-P Waferboard, easily identified by the red spray along the edges, stacked in the supply 
yard of a Maryland Builder. 

starting points for surveying purposes. 

document the use of L-P wood products on 
homes under construction. Taking photo- 
graphs is the recommended method of doc- 
umenting the use of L-P products. 


Following identification of homes for L-P 
boycott handbilling, notify the General Of- 

fice. Special handbills and instructions will 
be provided and the homebuilder will be 
informed of upcoming handbiUing. 

BILLING: Handbilling at sales models of 
new developments during busy buying pe- 
riods will maximize communication to the 
consumer, and a positive consumer response 
may discourage continued use of the prod- 
ucts, ill)!) 

Taxpayers' JTPA Funds Help Contractor 
Pay Sub-Standard Wages on L-P Project 

L-P's efforts to reduce work and living 
standards in the lumber industry have been 
well-documented and have produced a two 
year strike by 1,500 UBC members in the 
Pacific Northwest. Recent activities in the 
small town of Dungannon, Va., where L-P 
is constructing a new waferboard plant, 
indicate that L-P's condition is contagious. 

Business Agent James Wright of Mill- 
wright Local 319 in Roanoke, Va., found L- 
P using a contractor out of Oregon to build 
its new waferboard mill in Dungannon. Casey 
Enterprises was paying millwrights approx- 
imately half the local millwright rate, so an 
"area standards" picket was initiated. Weeks 
of primary picketing has slowed the project, 
yet Casey Enterprises refuses to pay the 
area rate. Casey Enterprises, which has worked 
on various L-P waferboard projects in the 
past and will undoubtedly be vying for others, 
is receiving JTPA funds from the federal 
government to cover half the wages of various 
workers on the project. 

The Local's picketing evoked concern 
from local residents when construction on 
the project slowed due to the picket's impact. 
Business Agent Wright spoke with the local 
residents who had complained about the 
slowed construction, and he expressed a 
commitment to work with the local com- 
munity to ensure decent wages for those 
constructing the plant. The union also dis- 
cussed the community's legitimate interest 
in seeing that fjiir wages are paid to those 
who will work in it once it is completed. 

"Louisiana-Pacific recognizes Scott 
County's economic hard times and therefore 
is attempting to take advantage of the local 
people by using a contractor paying sub- 
standard wages," explained Wright. 

This L-P plant construction project in southwest 
Virginia was marked by picketing and counter- 
picketing. First, Millwrights Local 319 displayed 
placards to inform the public that Casey Enter- 
prises was not paying wages and fringe benefits 
as negotiated by the area contractors' associa- 
tion. Then a group of local residents, afraid that 
"outsiders" might delay the plant opening and 
future jobs, began to picket, too. Community 
picketers soon saw the Millwrights' viewpoint, 
however, removed their picket line and supported 
them. Photos by Tim Cox of the Coalfield, Va., 



IPBI^i i~i ^^^m 






JANUARY, 1986 




Co-operation between labor and management is 
the key to improving Canada's productivity perform- 
ance, says federal Labor Minister Bill McKnight. 

In part, McKnight said, labor-management talks 
have been unproductive because each side ap- 
proaches the problem from a different perspective. 
"The very word productivity means vastly different 
things in the labor and management dictionaries. 
The employee dictionary interprets productivity as 
the process through which jobs are eliminated. Em- 
ployers define the term as the essential ingredient 
for industrial growth." 

The minister offered a few words of advice to 
labor and management officials who are currently 
striving for a more co-operative relationship. 

"Begin (with the premise) that employee well- 
being will be accorded the highest priority. This 
means, among other things, the recognition of hu- 
man worth, greater involvement in workplace deci- 
sionmaking, an enlightened labor adjustment pro- 
gram should layoffs become necessary, and a safe 
and healthy working environment." 

Securing labor-management co-operation in 
health and safety matters is particularly important to 
the labor minister. 


More than 870,000 Canadians — most of them 
children or young adults — have been forced into 
poverty by unemployment and tough economic 
times during the past five years, according to a 
study by the National Council of Welfare. 

The report, which was released in late October, 
indicates that more than 4.3 million Canadians — 
about one sixth of the country's population — are 

Statistics Canada defines as poor a person who 
lives in a city of more than 500,000 and who 
earned less than $9,839 last year. A family of four 
is considered poor if it had an income of less than 
$20,010 last year. 

Ken Battle, director of the advisory council, said 
the report's findings, based on the preliminary re- 
sults of a survey of 35,200 households across the 
country, are a measure of the extent of poverty in 
Canada today. 

'Until unemployment comes down below the dou- 
ble digits," he said, "one would expect the numbers 
to stay as bad as they are." 


Three provinces have violated United Nations 
standards with laws restricting collective-bargaining 
rights for public employees, the International Labor 
Organization has found. 

The United Nations agency's governing body ap- 
proved a report from its freedom-of-association 
committee that found fault with legislation in Al- 
berta, Newfoundland, and Ontario. The organization 
is still dealing with a complaint about British Colum- 
bia laws. 

The criticisms are contained in a 1 4-page section 
of the report dealing with complaints about provin- 
cial legislation lodged by several unions. 

But the ILO, which sets and monitors interna- 
tional labor standards, has no power to impose 
sanctions on any country that violates its conven- 

The report "shows that provincial governments in 
Canada abuse their legislative power to tilt the bal- 
ance in their relations with their employees," he 


Some Canadian workers and their employers will 
be paying higher contributions to the national unem- 
ployment insurance scheme beginning this year. 

An increase in the maximum insurable earnings 
covered by the plan will raise contributions for both 
employers and employees. The actual premium rate 
remains unchanged at $2.35 for every $100 of in- 
surable income for employees and $3.29 for em- 

The Conservative government, in its May 23, 
1985, budget, froze the premium rate for employees 
in 1986 at the $2.35 figure. That move was de- 
signed, among other things, to give a government- 
appointed inquiry into the unemployment insurance 
system time to complete its work. 

For 1986, the maximum income that can be in- 
sured each week is being raised to $495, up $35 
from the 1985 level. The 1986 figure is more than 
$100 more than it was in 1983. However, the pre- 
mium rate level for employees has increased only 
five cents, from $2.30 in 1 983. 


Unionized employees are enjoying shorter work 
weeks, increased vacation benefits, and more provi- 
sion for maternity leave, says a new Labor Canada 
survey of 960 collective agreements. 

Of the more than two million unionized workers 
surveyed, 52.7% have a 40-hour work week. Seven 
years ago, it was 46.6%. 

During the same period, the proportion of workers 
with a 37.5-hour work week improved to 1 1 .4% 
from 8.4% in 1978. As of July 1985, 9.6% had 
achieved a 35-hour week, compared with 7.6% 
seven years ago. 

Today, 74% of the agreements in Labor Cana- 
da's analysis contain some from of maternity leave 
provision, compared with 59% in 1978. Nineteen 
percent of agreements providing for such leave also 
grant pay for at least part of the period over and 
above the benefits paid by unemployment insur- 



'Blueprint For Cure' 

Labor-Backed Fund-raising Effort 
Offers Hope for Diabetes Sufferers 

"Blueprint for Cure," organized la- 
bor's campaign to raise funds for con- 
struction of a new Diabetes Research 
Institute facility at the University of 
Miami, is also a blueprint for hope for 
the 12 million men, women, and chil- 
dren suffering from diabetes. 

Spearheaded by the Building and 
Construction Trades Department, the 
AFL-CIO, and all organized labor, the 
project's coordinators have set a goal 
of raising between $7 and $10 million, 
primarily from organized labor, in the 
next three years. Co-chairmen of the 
project are UBC General President Pat- 
rick J. Campbell, Building and Con- 
struction Trades Department President 
Robert A. Georgine, and Sheet Metal 
Workers President Edward F. Car- 

"Blueprint" Events 

Several "Blueprint for Cure" fund- 
raising dinners are being sponsored by 
the Building Trades Department, in- 
cluding one held in Chicago, 111., in 
August honoring Edward F. Brabec, 
president of the Chicago Federation of 
Labor and Industrial Union Council, 
attended by Jane Byrne, former mayor 
of Chicago, and U.S. Senator Alan J. 
Dixon (D-Ill.); and one in Los Angeles, 
Calif., honoring William R. Robertson, 
executive secretciry-treasurer of the Los 
Angeles County AFL-CIO. 

A total of 144 labor leaders are ex- 
pected to participate in the First Annual 
"Labor of Love" Golf Tournament 
next month in Miami, Fla., timed to 
coincide with the AFL-CIO winter 
meetings. Participants will also be able 
to visit the Diabetes Research Institute 
at the University of Miami. 

Local Fund-raising 

Events such as bake sales, holiday 
programs, movies, pot luck suppers, 
raffles, phone-a-thons, and fish frys may 
seem small in comparison to the na- 
tional fundraising events already sched- 
uled. But "Blueprint For Cure" leaders 
have pointed out that these events ac- 
tually constitute the heart of the hu- 
manitarian effort and will do the most 
to advance the search for a cure for 

In addition to these smaller efforts, 
more elaborate events can be conducted 
locally. For example, local members 
could hold a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, 
swim-a-thon, or a dance marathon. It 
is suggested that these can become 
annual events in the community's fun- 
draising effort. 

Team Effort 

In the end, it will take dedication and 
commitment from every union member 
to make "Blueprint For Cure" a suc- 
cess, says General President Campbell, 
national "Blueprint For Cure" co- 

"By donating time, money and serv- 
ice to this effort, union members can 
show every American what each of us 
has known for a long time. 

"Our strong and proud labor move- 
ment benefits everyone. 'Blueprint For 
Cure' typifies those benefits and our 
efforts." UlJi; 

Recent Contributors 
to 'Blueprint for Cure' 

Reuben Barkus 
Rayford P. Black 
George R. Bourquin 
Lloyd G. Buchanan 
Harold Cheesman 
Ralph J. Dominick 
Edward J. Kammerer 
William H. Leininger 
Carl Leonhard 
Michael W. Miller 
H. E. Morris 
Arnold Murphy 
Anthony J. Piscitelli 
William & Loretta Rash 
Carmen J. Recce 
Leonard J. Sova 
William Volk 

Walter & Caroline Warner 
Harold T. Barry Co. 
Homestead Paving Co. 
Bob Poppino, Inc. 

North Central Texas District Council 
Robert H. Getz 
Linda S. Kennedy 
Samuel Nasiadka 
Daniel DiFeo 
Edward J. Hahn 
Lewis K. Pugh 
J. Harvey Scouton 
Matthew Tyniec 
The Luther A. Sizemore 
Foundation, Inc. 

Continued on Page 38 

A weeping cardinal moans the St. Louis loss to the Kansas City Royals in Missouri's 
first all-state World Series on this facsimile check proudly displayed by, from left, Virgil 
Heckathorn, executive secretary-treasurer: Don Adams and Dave Langslon, business 
representatives of the Kansas City Carpenters District Council. The check itself repre- 
sented the payoff on a World Series bet between the agents of the St. Louis and Kansas 
City District Councils. The St. Louis agents' payment went to support the Diabetes 
Research Institute. The $1,000 contribution will swell labor's support of the fight against 
diabetes, originated by the Carpenters, expanded by the AFL-CIO Building and Con- 
struction Trades Department, and endorsed at the AFL-CIO convention. 

JANUARY, 1986 


Labor News 

Labor's Use of TV 
viewed at 
AFL-CIO Convention 

The AFL-CIO Convention showed la- 
bor's increasing use of television. Dele- 
gates were treated to four hours a day of 
closed-circuit programming featuring 
convention highlights and a sampling of 
television ads and shows local unions 
have used for organizing, disputes, and 
contract talks. More than a dozen videos 
were shown to introduce floor debate on 
certain issues. 

Each day, the labor federation's Labor 
Institute of Public Affairs offered 30 min- 
utes of convention highlights via satellite 
to more than 500 commercial TV stations. 
AFSCME, the public employee union, 
offered an interview with its chief by 
satellite hookup with TV reporters to 
promote the union's push for pay equity. 
Other unions planned similar events. 

Milliken now 
worl(s witli labor 
to protect U.S. jobs 

"The United States is sacrificing its 
manufacturing infrastructure on the altar 
of free trade, a god no other country 
workships," observed Roger Milliken, 
chairman of Milliken & Co. of Spartan- 
burg, S.C, in a letter to the New York 

Milliken is well-known in labor circles. 
In 1956, he told 500 workers at his Dar- 
lington, S.C, mill that if they voted 
union, he would shut down the mill. They 
did, and he did. 

Milliken, 69, is described as an iron- 
fisted tyrant and is still anti-union, but 
he has seen 12 of his mills shut down by 
low-wage imports. 

That reality has converted him into a 
hardworking leader of the mdustry-union 
Crafted With Pride Council. It is aggres- 
sively promoting a publicity campaign to 
persuade consumers to buy "Made in 
U.S.A." apparel. 

UPS woricers 
request ABC's '20/20' 

A group of California Teamsters em- 
ployed by United Parcel Service wants 
ABC-TVs "20/20" program to look into 
UPS working conditions. So they've 
launched a letter-writing campaign. UPS 
says it's an unhappy minority of workers. 
ABC says it hasn't noticed the effort. 

Greenpeace will 
no longer buy 
Hanes T-shirts 

Greenpeace USA is refusing to pur- 
chase Hanes T-shirts and sweatshirts in 
the future because of their anti-union 
stance and sweatship conditions. The 
political and education director of United 
Food and Commercial Workers Local 17 
in Bellevue, Wash., contacted Green- 
peace when he saw Hanes' products 
advertised in their catalog. He pointed 
out to them that not only do Hanes' 
workers work in deplorable conditions, 
but that the company had two Catholic 
nuns arrested because they encouraged 
the workers to join a union. 

In a letter of response from Greenpeace 
they said when they have fulfilled their 
current commitment with their supplier, 
they would look to a union shop for their 
merchandise and emphasized they "share 
the concern and dignity of all living 

Workers consider 
purchase of 
Uniroyal Chemical 

Union workers at Uniroyal Chemical 
Co. are considering purchase of the com- 
pany, Joseph Rzeszutek, president of 
Local 218 of the United Rubber Workers, 
said recently in Naugatuck, Conn. Uni- 
royal Chemical employs about 400 people 
at its Naugatuck plant and an estimated 
3,000 worldwide. It was put on the market 
by its parent company, Uniroyal Inc. in 
Middlebury, Conn. 

Part-Timers increase 
in growing number 
of industries 

There is an increase in part-time em- 
ployees at firms where business fluc- 
tuates according to The Wall Street Jour- 

For example, American Airlines Inc.'s 
labor pacts allow it to use part-time 
ground crews in cities where it has few 
flights. Previously, it kept two full shifts 
of full-timers at the sites. USAir Inc. 
uses increased numbers of part-timers 
for plane loading and counter help to 
deal with airport rush times early and 
late in the day. Best Products Co. says 
75% of its hourly employees are part 
time, up from 60% three to five years 

Preliminary results of a Dun & Brad- 
street Corp. survey of 2,638 corporations 
show that 31% use part-timers working 
20-25 hours weekly. Part-timers grow in 
popularity at food stores. Delchamps Inc. 
says half of its non-management workers 
are part-timers. 

Depression and 
lower pay after 
plant closings 

The new job after the plant closed 
meant considerably less pay. 

A recent study shows that most of the 
former managers and clerical and hourly 
workers at International Harvester's Ft. 
Wayne, Ind., plant, closed in 1983, found 
work but took pay cuts as much as 40%. 
Factory workers took about a 20% pay 
cut, and it took them an average of 39 
weeks to find new work. Today 84% of 
the former managers, 78% of the factory 
employees and 61% of the clerical work- 
ers are employed full time. 

Indiana University sociologists Patrick 
Ashton and Peter ladicola surveyed 555 
former plant workers in a study funded 
by Harvester and the United Auto Work- 
ers union. "The financial impact was 
much greater than we anticipated," Pro- 
fessor Ashton says. Factory workers re- 
ported an average loss of $6, 159 in family 

Personal problems emerged. Half the 
salaried workers, 48% of the factory 
workers, and 24% of the managers said 
they were depressed more often while 
job searching. 

AFL-CIO approves 

boycott of 

BASF A.G. products 

The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Work- 
ers International Union received sanction 
by the AFL-CIO Executive Council to 
boycott products of BASF A.G. Corpo- 
ration of Geismar, La., and place them 
on the Don't Buy List. 

Two hours before their contract ex- 
pired in May 1984, the company locked 
out the 400 members of OCAW Local 4- 
620. The NLRB has upheld union charges 
against the firm which has attempted over 
the past six years to destroy or cripple 
the union through oppressive demands, 
revocation of certain contract provisions, 
and unreasonable contract concessions. 
BASF A.G. has taken each ruling into 
court to delay compliance. 

Products to boycott that are manufac- 
tured by BASF A.G. Corporation are: 
BASF video, audio and computer tapes 
and discs, Lurotin brand vitamins, and 
Alugard 340-2 protectant found in some 
brands of anti-freeze. 

UAW workers 
agree to alternative 
health benefits 

General Motors and the United Auto 
Workers agreed recently that Saturn Corp. 
workers must choose between a health 
maintenance organization or a preferred 
provider organization, such as a hospital, 
for health benefits. They can't select 
conventional health insurance as can other 
auto workers. 




. . . but greater effort by local officers is needed 

Responding to the mandate of the 
delegates to the last General Conven- 
tion, new national Reciprocal Agree- 
ments were developed and distributed 
to all local unions and councils in 1983. 
These agreements protect the pension 
and welfare benefits of UBC members 
who find it necessary to take work 
outside their local's jurisdiction for a 

period of time. (A more complete ex- 
planation of the reciprocal program ap- 
pears below.) 

The new agreements work . . . but too 
many members are still not enjoying this 
long-awaited benefit. The reason; many 
local union and district council repre- 
sentatives who serve as trustees of 
benefit funds have not pushed for ap- 

proval of the documents at meetings of 
boards of trustees. On the pages which 
follow this article is a list of Pension 
Funds and welfare funds which have 
approved the new Reciprocal Agree- 
ments. The General Officers are urging 
all members to contact their local union 
officers to get this protection in force in 
your fund. 

How the Pension Reciprocal Agreement Works 

If you work outside the area covered 
by your local's negotiated pension fund, 
the pension you have already earned is 
protected (and you can be adding to 
your ultimate pension) (/your fund and 
the one under which you are working 
have signed the new agreement. There 
is no transfer of money in some situa- 
tions. Instead, your pension credit will 
be maintained in each fund under which 
you work and when you retire you will 
receive pension checks from several 
Carpenter pension funds. This is called 
the "pro-rata" or "partial" pension 

For example, suppose you have 7 
years of pension credit in your local 
union's program (sometimes called a 
home fund) and then you leave to work 
in other jurisdictions. Your pension 
credit record might look like this: 


Home Fund 1977-1983 
Carpenter Fund "A" 

Carpenter Fund "B" 


7 years 
3 years 

5 years 

JANUARY, 1986 

If you retired at age 65 in 1992 and 
all three Funds were participating in 
the program you would get a pension 
from all three programs because: a) 
When you combine the credits under 
all three Funds you would have more 
than 10 years in total; b) You have at 
least one year of credit in each fund 
since 1955; and c) You meet the age 
requirement for a pension. Of course, 
the amount of the monthly check you 
receive from each of the funds will be 
based only on the credit you earned 
under each fund and on each fund's 
own benefit level. 

Another possible way your pension 
can be secured is if the funds under 
which you work sign a special section 
of the Reciprocal Agreement called 
"Exhibit B," or the Transfer of Con- 

Pension and welfare agreements which 
participate in the national program are 
now operating in 35 states. 

tributions arrangement. Here, contri- 
butions made to other Carpenter funds 
are sent to your local's fund periodically 
and they are converted into pension 
credits only by that fund. At retirement, 
your eligibility and the amount of your 
pension will be determined only by your 
local's fund. And, you will receive a 
single monthly check from that fund. 

For example, if you worked under 
Carpenter Fund "A" and Carpenter 
Fund "B" as shown in the previous 
example, those funds would send the 
contributions back to your home fund. 
They would have no further obligation 
to pay you benefits. Your home fund 
would determine the value of those 
contributions and would adjust your 
pension record accordingly. 

Conditions — The Transfer of Contri- 
butions arrangement only is effective 

1. All the funds under which you work 
have signed the necessary document 
(Exhibit B) and 

2. You sign an authorization form in- 
dicating that you want the contri- 
butions returned to your local's fund, 
within 60 days of the time you start 
working in another jurisdiction. 



Reciprocal Agreements 

of the Pro-Rata Pension Plan 


Here is a listing of pension funds wliich have signed the National Carpenters Pro Rata Pension Agreement 
(NCPRPA) or the International Reciprocal Agreement for Carpenter Pension Funds (IRACP-A/B); also, a listing 
of funds which have signed the toaster Reciprocal Agreement for Health and Welfare Funds (MRAH&W). 

The funds are listed by state. Councils and/or local unions covered by or participating in a specific fund are 
listed following each fund. (Is your fund on this list— why not?) 


Carpenter') Local Union 109 Pension Fund 

(IRACP-A, 10/8/84) 
907 Two Mile Pike 
Goodletl>,ville, Tennessee 37072 
(615) 859-0131 


Arizona State Carpenters Pension Trust 

Fund (NCPRPA, 7/1/71) 
5125 North 16th Street, Suite A104 
Phoenix, Arizona 85016 
(602) 264-1804 

Arizona Sliile Di.slrici Council 

Local Unions: 857. 906. I0S9. 1100. 
II5J. 1216. 1327. 1914 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Arkansas 

(NCPRPA, 5/1/81) 
1 Riverfront Place, Suite 580 
N. Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 

Local Unions: 690. 891 


Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Northern California (NCPRPA, 1/1/72) 
995 Market Street 

San Francisco. California 94103 

(415) 777-3863 

California Stale Council 
Bay Counties District Council 
Golden Empire District Council 
Monterey Bay District Council 
North Coast Counties District Council 
Sacramento Area District Council 
Santa Clara Valley District Council 
Sequoia District Council 
Sierra-Nevada Foothill District Council 

Local Unions: 22. 34. 35. 36. 42. 102. 
109-L. 144-L. 162. 180. 262. 316. 
354. 483. 550. 586. 642. 668. 701. 751. 
771. 829. 848. 925. 939. 981. 1040. 
1109. 1147. 1149. 1235. 1240. 1280. 
1323. 1381. 1408. 1418. 1486. 1496. 
1522. 1570. 1599. 1618. 1622. 1789. 
1861. 1869. 2006. 2035. 2046. 2114. 
2164. 2565 

Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Southern California (NCPRPA, 10/27/71) 
520 South Virgil Avenue 
Los Angeles, California 90020 
(213) 386-8590 

Los Angeles District Council 
Orange County District Council 
San Bernardino-Riverside Counties 

District Council 
Ventura County District Council 

Local Unions: 24. 40-L. 42. 235. 300. 
460-L. 563. 710. 721. 743. 769. 844, 
929. 944. 1046. 1052. 1062. 1113. 
1125. 1140. 1205. 1400. 1437. 1453. 
1478. 1497. 1506. 1507. 1607. 1632. 
1648. 1752. 1815. 1913. 1930. 1959, 
1976. 2015. 2042. 2172. 2203. 2231. 
2308. 2367. 2375. 2435, 2463. 2477 

Mill Cabinet Pension Fund for Northern 
California (NCPRPA, 1/1/81) 

995 Market Street 

San Francisco, California 94103 

(415) 777-3863 

California State Council 

Bay Counties District Council 

Golden Empire District Council 

Monterey Bay District Council 

North Coast Counties District Council 

Sacramento Area District Council 

Santa Clara Valley District Council 

Sequoia District Council 

Sierra Nevada Foothill District Council 

San Diego County Carpenters Pension 

Fund (NCPRPA, 6/16/71) 
3659 India Street, Room 100 
San Diego, California 92103 
(619) 565-9126 

San Diego County District Council 

Local Unions: 1296. 1300. 1358. 1490. 
1571. 2020. 2078. 2080. 2398. 2600 

How the Health and Welfare 
Reciprocal Agreement Works 

For health and welfare coverage, 
a separate Reciprocal Agreement was 
developed. Here, the system works 
the same way as the transfer of 
contributions program for pensions. 
If you work under another fund's 
juiisdiction and both that fund and 
your local's fund have signed the 
agreement, the contributions made 
on your behalf will be sent back to 
your local's fund. That fund will 
convert the money into eligibility 

credits and any health care claims 
will be processed only by your lo- 
cal's Fund. 

Here, too, you must request in 
writing that the contributions be sent 
back to your home fund. 

Take a close look at the listing of 
funds which have signed the Recip- 
rocal Agreement. If your fund is not 
there, there is a good chance that 
your benefits will be in danger any 
time you work outside your regular 

fund's area. Make sure your local's 
officers do everything they can to 
have your funds join the reciprocity 
program. When you are ready to 
retire — or when you have a large 
hospital bill that won't be paid be- 
cause you lost eligibility — it will be 
too late to correct the problem. 

Copies of the agreements and an- 
swers to questions about them are 
available at the General Office. 



Southern California Lumber Industry 
Retirement Fund (NCPRPA, 5/3/77) 
650 South Spring Street, Room 1028 
Los Angeles, California 90014 
(213) 625-7662 

Los Angeles District Council 

Orange County District Council 

San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 

District Council 
Ventura County District Council 

Local Unions: 721. 743, 1062, 1140, 
1407. 1507, 1632. 1959, 2020, 2144, 
2172, 2288, 2477 


Centennial State Carpenters Pension Trust 

Fund (NCPRPA, 10/22/71) 
789 Sherman Street, Suite 560 
Denver, Colorado 80203 
(303) 831-4033 

Colorado Centennial District Council 

Local Unions: 55, 244, 362, 510, 515. 
1156. 1173. 1351. 1360. 1391. 1396. 
1583. 2243. 2249. 2413, 2467, 2834 


Connecticut State Council of Carpenters 
State-wide Pension and Health Funds 
(IRACP-A, 1/1/84) (MRAH&W, 1/1/84) 

10 Broadway 

Hamden, Connecticut 06518 


Connecticut State Council 
Local Unions: 24, 30, 43, 210 


Central Florida Carpenters District Council 
Pension Fund (IRACP-A & B, 1/1/84) 
(MRAH&W, 1/1/84) 

P.O. Box 20173 

Orlando, Florida 32814 


Central Florida District Council 

Local Unions: 251-L, 1447, 1685, 1765 

Gulf Coast District Council of Carpenters 

Pension Fund (DIACP-A, 1/1/84) 
3800 Fletcher Avenue, Suite 105 
Tampa, Florida 33612 
(813) 977-7682 

Gulf Coast District Council 

Local Unions: 696, 1275, 2217, 2340 

Jacksonville and Vicinity Carpenter's 
District Council Pension Fund (IRACP- 
A, 1/9/83) (MRAH&W, 1/9/83) 

P.O. Box 16845 

Jacksonville, Florida 32245-6845 

(904) 398-3151 

Jacksonville and Vicinity District 

Local Unions: 627, 1278, 2292, 2411 

Palm Beach County Carpenters Pension 

Fund (IRACP-A, 9/1/84) 
2247 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 


West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 
(305) 689-8000 

Palm Beach County District Council 

Local Unions: 628, 819, 959, 1308. 
1927. 2770. 3230 

South Florida Carpenters Pension Trust 

Fund (IRACP-A, 10/1/83) 
P.O. Box 560695 
Miami, Florida 33156 
(305) 525-0612 

Broward County District Council 
South Florida District Council 

Local Unions: 405. 727, 993, 1250, 
1379, 1394, 1509, 1554, 1641, 1947, 
2024. 2795, 3206 

Florida Millwrights, Piledrivers, Highway 
Construction, and Divers Pension/ 
Welfare Funds (IRACP-A, 1/1/84) 
(MRAH&W, 4/25/85) 

3500 Fletcher Avenue, Suite 105 

Tampa, Florida 33612 

(813) 977-7682 

Local Unions: 1000, 1026 


Idaho Branch, Inc., A. G. C. -Carpenter 

Pension Trust (NCPRPA, 6/1/80) 
1662 Shoreline Drive, Suite 200 
Boise, Idaho 
(208) 345-5630 

Washington-Idaho-Montana Carpenters- 
Employment Retirement Trust 
(NCPRPA, 7/1/71) 

E. 123 Indiana 

P.O. Box 5434 

Spokane, Washington 99205 

(509) 328-0300 

Local Unions: 28, 88, 98, 112, 153, 220, 
286. 313. 398. 557. 670. 718. 770. 911, 
1085, 1172, 1211, 1332, 1524. 1691, 
1699. 1849, 2205, 2225, 2382, 2425. 


Carpenters Welfare and Pension Funds of 
lUinois (IRACP-A & B, 9/25/85) 
(MRAH&W, 9/25/85) 

28 North First Street 

P.O. Box 470 

Geneva, Illinois 60134 

(312) 232-7166 

Carpenters Welfare and Pension Funds of 

Central Illinois District Council 
Chicago and Northeast District Council 
East Central Illinois District Council 
Five Rivers District Council (Iowa) 
Four Rivers District Council (Kentucky) 
Madison County District Council 
Northwest District Council 
Southeastern District Council 

Local Unions: 4, 16, 44, 63, 166, 183 
189, 195, 295, 308, 347, 363, 377 ' 
378, 410, 422, 559, 633, 634, 636, 
638, 640, 644, 678, 725, 767, 772 
790, 904, 916, 990, 1027, 1260 
1267, 1412, 1535, J 693. 1734. 1808, 
2049. 2087. 2158, 2310 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters 
Pension Fund (IRACP-A, 1/1/84) 
(MRAH&W, 1/1/84) 

12 East Erie Street 

Chicago, Illinois 60611 


Chicago and Northeast District Council 

Local Unions: 1, 10, 13, 54, 58. 62. 74- 
L. 80. 141. 181. 199. 242. 250. 272. 
434. 558. 839. 1185. 1307. 1539. 1693, 
1889. 1954 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters 
Millmen Pension Fund (IRACP-A, 1/1/ 

12 East Erie Street 

Chicago, Illinois 6061 1 

(312) 787-9455 

Chicago and Northeast District Council 
Local Union: 1027 

Carpenters District Council of Madison 
County, Illinois and Vicinity Health and 
Welfare Fund (MRAH&W, 11/28/83) 

617 W. Chain of Rocks Road 

Granite City, Illinois 62040 

(618) 931-0076 

Madison County. Illinois, and Vicinity 
District Council 

Local Unions: 295. 377. 378. 633. 725, 
990, 1267. 1535, 1808 

Danville Carpenters Pension Fund 
(IRACP-A & B, 12/10/84) (MRAH&W, 

17 E. Main Street 

Danville, Illinois 61832 

(217) 442-0975 

Local Union: 269 

Local Union 496 Insurance Fund 

(MRAH&W, 1/20/84) 
555 S. Schuyler Avenue, Suite 220 
Kankakee, Illinois 60901 
(815) 933-5041 


Northwest Indiana and Vicinity District 
Council of Carpenters Pension Trust 
Fund (NCPRPA, 7/1/81) 

2111 West Lincoln Highway (Route 30) 

Merrillville, Indiana 46410 

(219) 769-6944 

Northwest Indiana and Vicinity District 

Local Unions: 599, 1005, 1043, 1485 

Eastern Indiana Fringe Benefit Fund 

(MRAH&W, 2/23/84) 
3515 Washington Boulevard 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 
(317) 925-8925 

Eastern Indiana District Council 

Local Unions: 912, 1016 

Evansville Area Carpenters Health and 

Welfare Fund (MRAH&W, 9/13/83) 
1035 W. Franklin Street 
Evansville, Indiana 47710 
(812) 422-6972 

Local Union: 90 

JANUARY, 1986 


Local Union 413 Health and Welfare Fund 

(MRAH&W, 2/29/84) 
315 N. Lafayette Boulevard 
South Bend. Indiana 46601 
(219) 233-2138 

Indiana State Council of Carpenters Health 
and Welfare Fund (MRAH&W, 11/30/83) 
P.O. Bo.x 55221 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 

Iniliana/Kenliicky District Council 
Wahash Valley District Council 
White River Valley District Council 

Local Unions: 215, 222. 232. 292. J65. 
565. 7M. 9J2. 1142. IIS8. 1664. 1775. 
ISI6. J2I0 

Carpenters Labor Management Pension 

Fund (IRACP-A, 3/6/85) 
5638 Professional Circle 
Indianapolis. Indiana 46241 


Local Unions: 51. 71. 108, 202. 287, 
329, 475, 497. 514. 566. 569. 576. 665. 
763. 783. 857. 891. 943. 1015. IIIO. 
1160. 1313, 1357. 1362. 1404. 1585, 
1683, 1686, 1796, 1836. 1865. 1894. 
1964. 2008. 2027, 2030, 2077, 2093, 
2110, 2201, 2321, 2342, 2367, 2696. 
2753, 2957 


Kansas Construction Trades Open End 

Pension Trust Fund (NCPRPA, 1/1/72) 
4101 Southgate Drive 
P.O. Box 5168 
Topeka, Kansas 66605 
(913) 267-0140 

Local Unions: 750, 918, 1095, 1224. 
1445. 1587. 1980. 2279 


Falls Cities Carpenters District Council 
(IRACP-A & B, 1/1/85) (MRAH&W, 

4017 Dixie Highway 

Louisville. Kentucky 40216 

(502) 448-6644 

Local Unions: 64, 458. 1650. 2209, 3223 


Carpenters District Council of New 
Orleans and Vicinity Pension Fund and 
Health and Welfare Plan (IRACP-A & B, 
1/1/84) (MRAH&W, 12/1/83) 

1407 Decatur Street 

New Orleans. Louisiana 701 16 


New Orleans and Vicinity District 

Local Unions: 332, 584. 1846. 1931. 
2258. 2436 

United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 
Union 1811 Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 

c/o Southwest Administrators 

P. O. Box 4617 

Monroe, Louisiana 71201 

(318) 323-5121 

Northwest Louisiana Carpenters Pension 

Plan (IRACP-A, 1/1/84) 
2715 Mackey Office Place, Suite 207 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71118 

Local Union: 764 

Carpenters Local 1098 Pension Fund 
(IRACP-A & B, 1/1/84) (MRAH&W, 

5219 Choctaw Drive 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805 

(504) 355-0317 


Entry from New Hampshire 

Cumberland. Maryland, and Vicinity 
Building and Construction Employees' 
Trust Fund (NCPRPA, 8/1/71) 

72 Greene Street 

Cumberland, Maryland 21502 


Local Union: 1024 

Carpenters Pension Fund of Baltimore. 

Maryland (IRACP-A & B, 5/23/85) 
1 105 North Point Boulevard, Suite 306 
Baltimore. Maryland 21224 
(301) 285-6200 

Local Unions: 101, 191, 340, 544, 626, 
974, 1024. 1141, 1354, 1548, 2012 


Massachusetts State Carpenters Annuity 

Fund (IRACP-A & B, 2/1/84) 
69 Winn Street 

Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 
(617) 273-0260 

Local Unions: 33, 40. 41, 48, 49. 56, 
67. 82, 107, 111, 218. 275. 424. 475. 
535. 596, 1121. 2168 

Western Massachusetts Carpenters 
Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 1/1/80) 
20 Oakland Street 
Springfield, Massachusetts 01108 
(413) 736-0486 

Local Union: 108 

Carpenters Local Union 624 Health and 

Welfare Fund (MRAH&W, 1/18/84) 
30 Cottage Street, Room 23 
Brockton, Massachusetts 02401 
(617) 586-3081 

Carpenters Local Union 1305 Health and 

Insurance Fund (MRAH&W, 1/10/84) 
239 Bedford Street 
Fall River. Massachusetts 02721 
(617) 672-6612 


Michigan Carpenters Council Pension 
Fund (IRACP-A & B, 12/14/83) 
(MRAH&W, 1/1/84) 

241 East Saginaw. Suite 601 

East Lansing, Michigan 48823 


Local Unions: 46, 100, 116, 297. 334, 
335, 512, 704, 871, 898, 958, 1132, 
1227. 1373. 1449. 1461. 1654. 1832. 

Local Union 1028-L flRACP-A & B 

Carpenters Pension Trust Fund — Detroit 
and Vicinity (IRACP-A & B, 11/18/84) 
30700 Telegraph Road. Suite 2400 
Birmingham, Michigan 48012 

Detroit and Vicinity District Council 
Local Unions: 114, 118, 998. 1067. 
1102. 1301. 1452 
Detroit Carpenters Health and Welfare 

Fund (MRAH&W, 6/30/83) 
20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 205 
Southfield, Michigan 48076 
(313) 352-1970 

Detroit and Vicinity District Council 
Local Unions: 114. 118. 998. 1067. 

Local Union 5-L Health and Welfare Fund 
(IRACP-A & B, 1/1/82) (MRAH&W, 

7301 Schaefer 

Dearborn. Michigan 48126 


Millwright's Local 1102 Health and 
Welfare Fund (MRAH&W, 1/1/85) 

23401 Mound Road 

Warren, Michigan 48091 

(313) 756-3610 

Resilient Floor Coverers Pension Fund — 
Detroit Area (IRACP-A & B, 1/31/85) 
(MRAH&W, 1/31/85) 

Suite 4601. Bingham Center, 30700 
Telegraph Road 

Birmingham, Michigan 48010-3787 


Local Union: 2265 

Twin City Carpenters and Joiners Pension 
Fund (IRACP-A & B. 12/5/85) 

2850 Metro Drive. Suite 404 

Bloomington. Minnesota 55420 

(612) 854-0795 
Twin City District Council 

Uxal Unions: 7. 87. 548. 851. 889. 


Carpenters District Council of Kansas City 
and Vicinity Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 9/ 
17/80) (MRAH&W, 8/1/83) 
3100 Broadway, Suite 505 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 
(816) 756-0173 

Central Missouri District Council 
Kansas City and Vicinity District 

Local Unions: 27-L. 61. 110. 168. 311. 
499. 607. 714. 777, 797. 938. 945, 978. 
1262, 1271, 1329, 1434, 1529, 1635. 
1792. 1880. 1904. 1915. 1925. 1953. 
2057. 2099. 2297 
Local Unions: 607, 1434,2057 
rMRAH&W only.) 
Carpenters Pension Trust Fund of St. 

Louis (NCPRPA, 9/1/81) 
Carpenters Building 
1401 Hampton Avenue 
St. Louis, Missouri 63139 

(314) 644-4800 

5/. Louis District Council 

Local Unions: 5, 47. 73. 73-L. 185. 417. 
602. 795, 1008, 1596, 1739, 1795, 
1839, 1875, 1987, 2119, 2214. 2298. 




Washington-Idaho-Montana Carpenters 
Employment Retirement Trust 
(NCPRPA, 7/1/71) 

n. izj inaiana 

P.O. Box 54M 

Spokane, Washington 99205 

(509) 328-0300 

Local Unions: 28, 88, 98. 112. 153, 220. 
313, 398. 557. 670. 718, 770, 911, 
1085, 1172. 1211. 1332. 1524, 1691. 
1699, 1849. 2205. 2225, 2382. 2425. 


Lincoln Building and Construction 
Industry Pension Plan (NCPRPA, 2/19/ 

First National Bank Building, Suite 211 

100 North 56th Street 

Lincoln, Nebraska 68504 

(402) 466-1070 

Local Union: 1055 

Omaha Construction Industry Health, 
Welfare, and Pension Plans (IRACP-A & 
B, 1/16/85) (MRAH&W, 1/16/85) 

8707 W. Center Road 

Omaha, Nebraska 68124 

(402) 392-2180 

Local Union: 400 


Northern Nevada Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund (NCPRPA, 6/1/72) 
1745 Vassar Street 
P.O. Box 11337 
Reno, Nevada 89510 

Local Union: 971 

Construction Industry and Carpenters 
Joint Pension Trust for Southern Nevada 
(NCPRPA, 1/1/80) 

1830 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 100 

Las Vegas, Nevada 89160-1320 

(702) 732-1966 

Local Unions: 1780, 1822 


Northern New England Carpenters 

Pension Fund (IRACP-A & B, 11/3/85) 
490 Valley Street 
P.O. Box 930 

Manchester, New Hampshire 03105 
(603) 622-0984 

Local Unions: 320. 407, 538, 621. 625, 
921, 1487 


New Jersev Carpenters Pension Fund 
(IRACP-A & B, 1/1/83) (MRAH&W, 1/1/ 

130 Mountain Avenue 

Springfield, New Jersey 07081 

(201) 379-6100 

Central New Jersey District Council 
South Jersey District Council 

Local Unions: 65, 121, 124, 155. 393, 
399. 455, 542, 620. 623, 715, 781. 821, 
1006, 1107, 1489, 1578, 1743, 2018. 
2098, 2250 

Local Union 15 (IRACP-A & B only) 

E. C. Carpenters Pension Fund (IRACP-A 

& B, 6/13/84) (MRAH&W, 6/13/84) 
76 South Orange Avenue 
South Orange, New Jersey 07079 

Local Union: 1342 

Carpenters and Millwrights Local 3 1 
Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 10/6/71) 
1. E. Shaffer & Co., Administrator 
31 Airpark Road 

Princeton, New Jersey 08540 
(609) 921-0644 

Carpenters Resilient Flooring Local Union 
2212 Pension and Welfare Fund (IRACP- 
A & B, 1/1/84) (MRAH&W, 1/1/84) 

1503 Stuyvesant Avenue 

Union, New Jersey 07083 



New Mexico District Council of 
Carpenters Pension Trust Fund 
(NCPRPA, 1/1/81) 

1200 San Pedro NE 

P.O. Box 11399 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87192 

(505) 262-1921 

New Mexico District Council 

Local Unions: 1245, 1294, 1319, 1353, 


Hudson Valley District Council of 
Carpenters Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 

632 Route 9W 
Newburg, New York 12550 
(914) 561-7885 

Hudson Valley District Council 

Local Unions: 245, 255, 258, 265 

Nassau County Carpenters Pension Fund 
(IRACP-A, 7/13/83) (MRAH&W, 

1065 Old Country Road 

Westbury, New York 11590 

(516) 334-8300 

Nassau County District Council 

Local Unions: 1093, 1291. 1397, 1772, 

New York City District Council of 
Carpenters Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 

204-8 East 23rd Street 

New York, New York 10010 

(212) 685-2546 

New York City District Council 

Local Unions: 17, 20, 135, 246, 257, 
296, 348, 531, 608, 740, 902, 1164, 
1456. 1536. 2155, 2287. 2632, 2947 

Suffolk County Carpenters Pension Fund 

(NCPRPA, 4/1/80) 
Fringe Benefit Funds 
Box 814 

Medford, New York 11763 
(516) 732-2544 

Suffolk County District Council 

Local Unions: 1222, 1837, 2669 

Westchester County, New York, 
Carpenters Pension Fund (IRACP-A & 
B, 7/1/83) (MRAH&W, 7/1/83) 

10 Saw Mill River Road 

Hawthorne, New York 10532 

(914) 592-8670 

Westchester County District Council 

Local Unions: 53, 77, 149, 163, 188. 
350. 493. 543, 1134 

Carpenters Local Union 964 Pension Fund 

(NCPRPA, 3/12/73) 
130 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 
(914) 634-8959 


Ohio Carpenters Pension Fund (IRACP-A 

& B, 12/12/83) 
3611 Chester Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 
(216) 361-6190 

Capital District Council 

Cleveland and Vicinity District Council 

Lake Erie District Council 

Maumee Valley District Council 

Summit, Medina, and Portage Counties 

District Council 
Tri-State District Council 
United Counties District Council 

Local Unions: 3. 11, 69, 105, 171, 182, 
186, 200, 248. 254, 267. 268. 356. 372. 
404. 437. 484, 639, 650, 660, 705, 735, 
892. 940, 976, 1079, 1108, 1138, 1241, 
1242, 1255, 1279, 1359, 1365, 1393, 
1426, 1438, 1454, 1457, 1519, 1581, 
1750, 1755. 1871, 1929, 2077, 2239, 
2333. 2662. 2906 

Cleveland and Vicinity Carpenters District 

Council Hospitalization Fund 

(MRAH&W, 10/26/83) 
361 1 Chester Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 441 14 
(216) 361-6190 

Cleveland & Vicinity District Council 

Local Unions: 11, 105, 182, 254, 404. 
1108. 1365, 1750, 1871, 1929 

Miami Valley Carpenters District Council 

Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 8/1/71) 
201 Riverside Drive, Suite 3A 
Dayton, Ohio 45404 
(513) 228-8139 

Miami Valley District Council 

Local Unions: 104, 1228, 1311, 1807. 
2248, 2408 

Ohio Valley Carpenters District Council 
Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 10/1/71) 
(MRAH&W, 6/17/85) 

200 Central Trust Building 

309 Vine Street 

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 


Ohio Valley District Council 

Local Unions: 2, 47-L. 637. 698, 703, 
739, 873, 1477 

Construction Industry Health and Welfare 

Trust (MRAH&W, 5/1/85) 
Delta Lane and Old Route 52 

JANUARY, 1986 


P.O. Bo.x 1014 

South Point. Ohio 45680 

(614) 377-2742 

Local Union: 1519 


(Oregon-Washington Carpenters-Employers 
Pension Trust Fund (IRACP-A, 2/24/84) 
(MRAH&W, 2/24/84) 

309 S. W. Si.xth Avenue 

P.O. Bo.x 3168 

Portland. Oregon 97208 

(503) 225-5671 

Local Unions: 190. 247. 426. 573. 738. 
780. 814. 933. 1001. 1036. 1065. 1094. 
1273. 1277. 1342. 1388. 1427. 1502. 
1543. 1707. 1715. 1760. 1857. 1896. 
1961. 2019. 2066. 2067. 2081. 2084. 
2130. 2133. 2154. 2181. 2204. 2218. 
2275. 2289. 2416. 2419. 3082 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Western 

Pennsylvania (NCPRPA, 2/27/80) 
495 Mansfield Avenue, First Floor 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205 
(412) 922-53.30 

Western Penn.sylvania District Council 

Uu-al Unions: 33-L. 81. 142. 165. 206. 
211. 230. 333. 422. 462. 500. 541. 
556. 616. 682. 773. 900. 947. 1010. 
1014. 1088. 1160. 1419. 1759. 1936. 
1999. 2235, 2264. 2274 

Carpenters Local Union 261 Annuity Fund 
(IRACP-A & B, 9/1/83) (MRAH&W, 

431 Wyoming Avenue 

Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 

(717) 342-9673 


Rhode Island Carpenters Pension Fund 

(NCPRPA, 1/18/72) 
14 Jefferson Park Road 
Warwick, Rhode Island 02888 

(401) 467-6813 

Rhode Island Carpenters District 

Local Unions: 94. 342. 801. 3086 


Middle Tennessee District Council of 
Carpenters Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 

200 Church Street 

Nashville, Tennessee 37201 

(615) 859-0131 

Uical Unions: 223. 1544 

Tri-Slate Carpenters District Council of 
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Vicinity 
Pension Trust Fund (NCPRPA, 6/30/71) 

P.O. Box 6035 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401 

(615) 756-7638 

Tri-Slate Chattanooga District Council 

Local Unions: 50. 74. 654. 1002. 1274. 
1608. 1821. 1993. 2132. 2429. 2461. 
2470. 2490. 3257 

Carpenters Local Union No. 345 Pension 

Plan (NCPRPA, 1/1/80) 
750 Adams Street 
Memphis, Tennessee 38105 
(901) 525-1080 


Texas Carpenters Pension Fund (IRACP- 

A, 1/1/84) 
6162 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 207 
Dallas, Texas 75214 
(214) 827-7420 

Local Unions: 14. 977. 1266. 1565. 1884 

Houston District Council of Carpenters 
Pension, Health, and Welfare Plan 
(IRACP-A, 1/1/85) (MRAH&W, 1/1/85) 

7151 Office City Drive, Suite 101 

Houston, Texas 77087 

(713) 644-6223 

Local Unions: 213. 526. 973. 1084. 
1226. 1334. 1890. 2232 


Utah Carpenters and Cement Masons 

Pension Fund (NCPRPA, 7/28/72) 
3785 South 7th East 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 

Carpenters District Council of Utah 

Local Unions: 784. 450. 722. 1498. 2202 


Entry from New Hampshire 


Carpenters Retirement Trust of Western 

Washington (NCPRPA, 8/3/76) 
P.O. Box 1929 
Seattle, Washington 98111 

Washington Stale Council of 

Seattle. King County, and Vicinity 

District Council 

Local Unions: 131. 317. 470. 562. 756. 
770. 1144. 1148. 1303. 1532. 1597. 
1699. 1708. 1797. 2127. 2205. 

Millmens Retirement Trust of Washington 

(NCPRPA, 11/23/71) 
2512 Second Avenue, Room 206 
Seattle, Washington 98121 
(206) 624-8236 

Local Unions: 338. 2234 

Washington-Idaho-Montana Carpenters 
Employment Retirement Trust 
(NCPRPA, 7/1/71) 

E. 123 Indiana 

P.O. Box 5434 

Spokane, Washington 99205 

(509) 328-0300 

Local Unions: 28. 88. 98. 112. 153. 220. 
286. 313. 398. 557. 670. 718. 770. 911. 
1085. 1172. 1211. 1332. 1524. 1691. 
1699. 1849. 2205. 2225, 2382. 2425. 

Tacoma Millmen's Pension Trust Fund 

(IRACP-A, 1/1/84) 
P.O. Box 1894 
Tacoma, Washington 98401 
(206) 572-6818 

Local Union: 1689 


Chemical Valley Pension Fund of West 
Virginia (IRACP-A & B, 9/23/85) 

401 Eleventh Street 
Huntington, West Virginia 25701 
(304) 52.5-0331 

Chemical Valley District Council 
North Central District Council 

Local Unions: 128. 476. 518. 604. 899. 
1159. 1207. 1369. 1911. 2430 

Carpenters Health Fund of West Virginia 

(MRAH&W, 5/29/85) 
401 Eleventh Street 
Huntington, West Virginia 25701 

Chemical Valley District Council 
North Central District Council 

Local Unions: 128. 476. 518. 604. 899, 
1159, 1207. 1369. 1911. 2430 


Wisconsin State Carpenters Pension Fund 
(IRACP-A & B, 10/13/83) (MRAH&W, 

P.O. Box 4002 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702 


Central Wisconsin District Council 
Fox River Valley District Council 
Wisconsin River Valley District Council 

Local Unions: 204. 252. 314. 361. 406. 
606. 630. 657. 755. 782. 820. 836. 849, 
955. 1063. 1074. 1143. 1146. 1246. 
1344. 1364. 1403. 1521, 1709. 1844. 
1864. 1919. 2064, 2112, 2129. 2244. 
2246. 2334, 2351, 2504, 2898. 3203 

Building Trades United Pension Trust 
Fund — Milwaukee and Vicinity (IRACP- 
A & B. 8/16/83) 

2323 N. MayfairRoad 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226 

(414) 257-4150 

Milwaukee District Council 

Local Unions: 10-L. 264. 344. 1053, 
1114. 1181, 1208, 1314, 1573, 1741, 
2073, 2283, 2331, 2337 

Racine Construction Industry Pension 
Fund (IRACP-A & B, 8/26/85) 
(MRAH&W, 8/1/84) 

1824 Sycamore Avenue 
Racine, Wisconsin 53406 
(414) 634-3583 

Local Union: 91 


Wyoming Carpenters Pension Fund 

(NCPRPA, 1/1/76) 
200 Consolidated Royalty Building 
Casper, Wyoming 82601 
(307) 235-5636 

Uwal Unions: 469. 1564. 1620 



Carpenter, BC's On the Level 
Win Awards in ILCA Judging 

Once again, Carpenter magazine garnered 
awards in tlie annual International Labor 
Communications Association's competition. 
In the 1985 competition (covering 1984 edi- 
tions), Carpenter took first place for best 
cover with a February 1984 safety cover, 
and third place for best feature with "The 
Real Truth About Housing Costs" in the 
September 1984 issue. 

Commending the February cover, the 
judges remarked: "Framed within the page, 
a montage on job safety strongly emphasizes 
red in the four-color process to dramatize 
danger in a most effective way. Keyed to a 
new series starting inside, this cover is a 
model of its kind." 

"The Real Truth About Housing Costs," 
also published in brochure format, received 
the comment, "Useful economic back- 
ground and good graphics show that mort- 
gage interest rates — not the wages of 
construction workers — are to blame for the 
high cost of new homes." 

For the second year in a row, the British 
Columbia Provincial Council of Carpenters' 
newspaper On The Level was the first choice 
for general excellence among regional pub- 
lications of fewer than 20,000 circulation. 

"The judges picked On The Level for the 
top award because they were impressed by 
its activist emphasis upon news you can use, 
whether to design a gambrel roof today or 
a new economy tomorrow. Dozens of stories 
are packed into a hefty package of well- 
reported stories accompanied by informa- 
tive, clearly labeled photographs. A sample 
of the page-top section titles from a typical 
issue — Newslines, Around the Province, 
Union News, Solidarity News, Organizing, 

ILCA Secretary-Treasurer James Cesnik, 
left, presents the 1985 awards to General 
Secretary John S. Rogers, editor, and 
Roger Sheldon, associate editor. 

Politics, International News, Level Dossier, 
Labour History, and Back Page — only 
hints at the wide-ranging concerns covered 
in this fascinating, action-oriented publica- 

There are more than 20 UBC local union 
and council newsletters and newspapers 
being published in the United States and 
Canada. If your local or council would like 
advice and assistance in starting a news- 
sheet for your members, write: Carpenter, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20001 

Alice Perkins 
Gets Acrylic Eyes 

Alice Perkins, the little girl bom 10 years 
ago without a face and adopted by UBC 
family Ray and Thelma Perkins of Mary ville, 
Tenn., continues to undergo surgery. 

Her nose and upper plate already surgi- 
cally created by Dr. John Lynch at Vander- 
bilt Hospital, Alice lacked only eyes. She 
received blue eyes, created by John Carney, 
one of only 150 oculists in the U.S., last 
October. Formers were installed a year earlier 
to increase the size of the interior of Alice's 
eye sockets to hold the acrylic eyes. The 
final stop was pressure bandages over Alice's 
new eyes so that the sockets and eyes could 
adjust to each other. 

Although the eyes will have to be replaced 
periodically as Alice grows , "They look very 
natural," says Thelma Perkins. "She's so 
proud of those eyes." 

Next spring Alice is scheduled for exten- 
sive surgery — a bone graft to close the 

Recent donations to Carpenters Helping 
Hands, Inc., are listed below. Donation total 
at the end of November was $168,640.83. 

Local Union, Donors 

8, Dennis F. Dempsey 

8, Francis McKenna 

17, William Wood 

17, Ernest J. Piombino 

213, Eldridge Bustion 

531, Ellen & Harold Myck 

1437, Charies Clark 

Additional Donors: Patricia Weaver, Doug 

Flowers, Alcoa Twenty-Five Year Service 

Club, Stuart Robbins, and Mr. and Mrs. 

Floyd Timm. 

Contributions should be made out to lielping Hands and 
sent to Helping Hands, United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners or America, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Missing Children 

If you have any information that could lead to the location of a 
missing child, call The National Center for Missing and Exploited 
Children in Washington, DC, 1-800-843-5678 

HENSLEY, 15, has been 
missing from her home 
in Louisiana since Janu- 
ary 5, 1983. Her hair is 
dark blond and her eyes 
are blue. 


has been missing from 
Colorado since July 1 1 , 
1984. His hair is light 
brown and his eyes are 

GER, 9, has been miss- 
ing from her home in 
New Hampshire since 
November 13, 1984. Her 
hair and eyes are brown. 


has been missing from 
his home in Oregon 
since May 23, 1984. His 
hair is dark blond and 
his eyes are brown. 

JANUARY, 1986 


locni union nEuis 

Aid for Members 
At Dillard Mills 

Sydney Bowl Construction Underway 

Five hundred UBC members at the Dillard 
Sawmills of the Roseburg Forest Products 
Company in Dillard, Ore., have been certi- 
fied by Secretary of Labor William E. Brock 
as eligible to apply for cash benefits, training, 
and other employment-related assistance un- 
der the Trade Adjustment Assistance pro- 

The members of Local 2949, Roseburg, 
Ore., were engaged in the production of 
softwood lumber used in construction proj- 
ects. Many were totally or partially sepa- 
rated from their jobs because of foreign 
imports. The Office of Trade Adjustment 
Assistance conducted an investigation and 
provided the basis for certification. 

Anyone terminated from a job at the 
facility on or after June 7. 1984. is eligible 
for TAA benefits. The program provides 
cash compensation for a total of 52 weeks 
at the same rate paid weekly for regular 
unemployment insurance in Oregon. Eligible 
workers receive 52 weeks of payments minus 
the number of weeks for which they may 
have already collected Ul benefits. When 
enrolled in an approved training program, 
workers may receive up to 26 additional 
weeks of cash benefits. The employment 
security agency in Oregon will administer 
assistance through local offices under pro- 
visions of the Trade Act of 1974. 

Colorado Picnic 

A horseshoe loiirnamenl and hohhy exhibit 
were just two of the activities enjoyed last 
year hy the families allendinf; Berlhoiid. 
Colo.. Local 510' s annual membership 
family picnic. Above are horseshoe 
chumps Lou Devens and partner. Below, 
the hobby crafts of Mr. and Mrs. Hullie 
Mullen are enjoyed hy picnickers. 

Members of Lixnl I5HS. .Sydney. N.S.. are involved in the construction oj ( iniic ^lo. 
Phase 2 of the Convention Centre Project being built in Sydney for the Canada Winter 
Games I9K7. The Centre has two stories with a mezzanine between floors. The total size 
is approximately 100,000 square feet, with a 5.000-scat bowl, a J.OOO-seal arena with a 
portable stage, and an ^50-seal theater on the upper howl with a 2,500-seut theater and 
u spacious display area. 

Builders, Unionists Honored in Peekskill 

At Local I63's Labor-Management Dance were, from left, Andrew O'Rourke, county 
executive. Steward Midler, general contractor: Ralph Cannizzaro, retired secretary- 
treasurer. Westchester District Council: David Bogdonoff, builder; Richtird Jackson, 
mayor of Peekskill: Gordon Lyons, dinner dunce chairman: and George Pataki. New 
York Slate asemblvman. 

At a recent labor-management dinner 
dance. Local 163. Peekskill, N.Y., honored 
two area builders that have been building 
union for 50 years. Also honored was Ralph 
Cannizzaro. a representative for the local 
for 1.^ years, serving on the Westchester 
District Council for 10 years. Toastmaster 
Gordon Lyons stressed the need for labor 
and management to work together, and urged 

people on both sides to "put away person- 
alities in order to serve their membership.'" 
Proclamations were received from the 
county and state assemblies, along with a 
letter of congratulations from President Rea- 
gan, and Congressman Hamilton Fish en- 
dorsed the affair wholeheartedly. Proceeds 
from the affair, attended by .53.5 people, were 
given to the honorees' favorite charities. 

Illinois Opera House Renovation 

As a part of their community's Job Train- 
ing Partnership Act, Local 904, Jacksonville, 
III., operated a Summer Youth Labor Project 
this past summer. The program involved five 
youths in a labor intensive project to help 
renovate the Phoenix Opera House in Rush- 
ville. 111. 

The youths made the building structurally 
sound, repairing damage caused by age and 

water. The materials were provided by the 
opera house, and the Two Rivers Regional 
Council of Public Officials furnished the 
necessary tools and equipment. 

Projects such as this are sponsored to 
provide training in the construction trades 
and allow the rehabilitation or improvement 
of community buildings that would not other- 
wise be possible. 



'Building America' 
Exhibit Scores 
Success, Ready 
For More Display 
In Tlie New Year 
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ing America," first put on display at the 
General Convention in Chicago, III., in 1981, 
has been viewed by thousands in the five 
years since it was created. Designed to show 
how the crafts represented by our union 
have helped to make the United States and 
Canada great since the first colonists landed 
on our shores, the exhibit has been on display 
in such major cities as Omaha, Neb., Phoe- 
nix, Ariz., Santa Fe, N.M., Los Angeles, 
Calif., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Washington, D.C. 

The exhibit is designed for easy erection 
and dismanthng. Between showings, it is 
housed in a 40-foot trailer. 

"Building America" is a 1 27-foot-long 

Our centennial exhibit, 
"Building America," was 
shown last fall in the 
North Plaza lobby of the 
U.S. Department of La- 
bor, Washington, D.C. A 
crew of apprentices from 
the D.C.-Md.-Va. Train- 
ing School, shown here, 
handled the installation. 

"walk through" display which commemo- 
rates a century of labor-management coop- 
eration in the construction industry. 

The exhibit shows in a series of dramatic 
and historical pictures how skilled craftsmen 
have helped to build America for the early 
colonies to the 20th century. Among the 
many photographs are early-day pictures 
from the UBC archives. 

It is still available for showings at state 
fairs, museums, shopping centers, and sim- 
ilar locations. To arrange such showings in 
your area, your local union or council should 
discuss the matter with General Secretary 
John S. Rogers at the General Office in 
Washington, D.C. 

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JANUARY, 1986 


Members of Local 301 1 . Wil.^on. /V.C ., iiimc din in xirong support of their picket line ul the 
Hackney Brothers Body Company plant. November 4. A pif; roast, prepared near the picket line, 
helped to keep members fed and morale hif^h diirini; the early daws of the strike. 

Local 3011 Members Walk Out at Hackney 
Bros. Body Co., Settle for 3% Increase 

One hundred and twenty members of U BC 
Local 3011 walked off their jobs November 
4 at Hackney Brothers Body Co. in Wilson, 
N.C., rejecting contract proposals by the 

It was the first strike in the company's 
131-year history. Hackney Brothers em- 
ployees have been union members since 

"This is not an economic strike." Tony 
Delorme, business representative of the Mid- 
Atlantic Industrial Council, said. ""It is a 
strike about the way these people are treated, 
and they are not treated well."' 

It is reported that relations with manage- 
ment soured when Hackney officials said 
they would be terminating the traditional 
time-and-a-half pay for employees working 
overtime and would pay the regular hourly 
wage instead. The employees also asked for 
transfer of the company"s insurance policy 
from its current carrier to another organi- 
zation which would provide broader cover- 
age at lower cost. 

Local 3011 went back to work the first 
week of December, agreeing to a 39r wage 
increase. Other issues remain to be settled. 
Approximately 45 new members were signed 
up by the local union during the strike. 

Call Channel 
"Home Doctor": 
The Call's Free 

Channel Home Centers, a major East 
Coast retailer of wood products, has 
a toll free number (1-800-CHANNEL) 
which the public can call with any 
questions about home fix-ups. Chan- 
nel is a major retailer of L-P "Wa- 
ferboard"", with its over 100 stores 
targeted for L-P boycott handbilling. 
UBC members may want to take 
advantage of this opportunity to cour- 
teously convey to the Channel "Home 
Doctor" that they will not patronize 
Channel Home Centers as long as 
L-P products are sold. 

Banquet attendants at Local ilOi's 20th 
anniversary celebration held recently in 
Martinsville. Va. 

Martinsville Local 
Marks Anniversary 

Twenty years of operation for UBC Local 
3103. Martinsville, Va., was recently cele- 
brated by members. Local 3103 President 
Houston Surber Jr., acted as master of 
ceremonies for the special banquet and dance, 
introducing a number of speakers including 
Fred Martin, one of the original 20 members 
who helped organize the local, and Tony 
Delorme, who spoke on "H5% in "85."" 
Richard Hearn presented awards to employ- 
ees. Local 3103 is a member of the Mid- 
Atlantic Industrial Council. 

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h'red Martin, left, i^ives the podium to 
Robert .Spencer, a recent retiree of Local 



Golden Hammer 
Award to Flath 

Pictured above, from left, are Larry 
Hodgin, financial secretary. Local 1120: 
Elvin Busby, president of the Local: and 
Virgil Flath with his Golden Hammer. 

Virgil Flath, Local 1120, Portland, Ore., 
was recently presented a Golden Hammer 
Award in appreciation of all his time and 
efforts on behalf of the group. For the past 
six years, Flath has served as their recording 
secretary, and before that he held several 
other offices. He is presently a member of 
the apprenticeship committee and is shop 
steward at Specialty Woodworking in Port- 
land. The specially inscribed plaque was 
donated by Vaughan and Bushnell, tool 

Bolger Honored 

The 56th Annual Convention of the Illi- 
nois State Council, recently assembled in 
East Peoria, III., honored retired Fox 
River Valley District Council President 
Paul Bolger. 

Bolger, left, holds a special plaque pre- 
sented to him by State Council Executive 
Secretary-Treasurer Dick Ladzinski and 
Council President Don Gorman. 


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. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 










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The United Way of Michigan found Nicole 
Conley's sparkling smile and pretty blue 
eyes to be just right for their Labor Poster 
Child. Her dad, Tim Conley, a third-year 
millwright apprentice with Local 1102, De- 
troit, Mich., and his wife Brenda quickly 
agreed. They were happy to do something 
for the United Way — especially after all that 
United Way agencies had done for them. 

Last April the Conleys discovered that 
their daughter Nicole, who was only 16 
months old, had leukemia. Her skin was 
frequently bruised and a simple touch brought 
tears to her eyes. After five months of 
treatment, Nicole's cancer had gone into 
remission, and the family gratefully wel- 
comed back their happy little girl. But all is 
not over; Nicole still undergoes chemother- 
apy every three weeks (she's on a three- 
year program), and also requires special 
attention since her immune system is weak- 

Much of her medical attention comes from 
the United Way and United Foundation 
agencies who have provided medical and 
financial assistance to the Conleys. "We 
couldn't get by without them," the couple 
says. Today Nicole's picture smiles down 
from posters throughout their area reminding 
all that "thanks to you it works." 


Dale Hollopeter, a member of Local 1394, 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was recently honored 
by the presentation of his George Meany 
Award during an AFL-CIO Ball at the Dip- 
lomat Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. Hollopeter 
was given the award in recognition of his 
outstanding service to youth through the 
programs of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Currently a member of the Troop Com- 
mittee for Pack 1 15 in Wilton Manors, Fla., 
Hollopeter became involved in scouting 48 
years ago by joining Scout Troop 93 in 
Hinella, N.J. Throughout the years, he has 
served as Junior Assistant Scout Master, 
Cub Master, and as a committee member 

for various troops in both Florida and New 

In addition to his work with the Boy 
Scouts, Hollopeter is also a member of the 
Doric Blue Lodge 140, 'York Rite Bodies, 
Council of Royal and Select Masters, Chap- 
ter of Royal Arch Masons Keystone Chapter 
20, Knights Templar Malta Connandery 35, 
and the Scottish Rite Bailey of Lake Wkorth, 
32nd Degree. 


Pascal McGuinness, president of the New 
York City and Vicinity District Council, 
was recently feted by the Grand Council of 
United Emerald Societies. McGuinness 
was chosen as their 1985 "Irishman of the 
Year." He is pictured above receiving 
congratulations from ' 'honorary Irish- 
men." From left, are New York City 
Comptroller Harrison J. Gotdin , Congress- 
man Mario Biaggi. McGuinness, and 
Thomas Manton. 


Vernon R. Pursley III of New Haven, 
Mo., recently took top honors in a state- 
wide contest sponsored by the Missouri 
Association of Realtors 
with an essay titled, 
"How Becoming a 
Homeowner Can Give 
Me a Voice in Amer- 
ica." His prizes in- 
cluded a plaque and a 
$500 check. In a prelim- 
inary contest, he had 
been awarded a $100 
cash prize by the Frank- 
lin County Board of ' 
Realtors. Pursley 

Pursley is the son of Rosalyn and Vernon 
Pursley Jr. His father is a 22-year member 
of Local 47, St. Louis, Mo., and his grand- 
father, Vernon Sr., is a 38- year member of 
the same local. 

In 1984 Pursley was the recipient of the 
National 4-H Gardening/Horticulture award 
presented by Ortho Chevron which gave him 
a $ 1 000 scholarship and an all-expenses-paid 
trip to Chicago, III., for the National 4-H 
Congress. He is currently studying horti- 
culture at East Central College in Union, 
Mo., on a scholarship. 

JANUARY, 1986 


In The News 

Beautifying tlie Sctiool 

From flowers to four-by- 
fours, Chris Heyer strives for 
perfection in everything she 
does. The 28-year old. second- 
year apprentice at the Stony 
Point Apprentice Training 
Center, is a member of Local 
964, Roctiland County and Vi- 
cinity. N.Y.. and spends her 
spare time beautifying the lo- 
cal's headquarters in New City, 
N.Y., by planting flowers and 
vegetables in their barren plot. 
"It's just my way of saying 
' Its just my way of saymg thank you," she explains; a way to 
repay kindness shown to her by union members. Before planting 
a single seedling, Heyer borrowed several books on gardening 
from her local library "so 1 wouldn't do the job haphazardly," as 
she told a reporter from the Rockland County Journal News. She 
stopped by the local office on a regular basis last spring while she 
was working at a construction site just down the road. "Before 
going to work, I'd stop by and plant flowers. Sometimes I even 
gardened on the weekends," she said. 

When Heyer started last May, there was nothing but weeds in 
the patch that was soon filled with petunias, marigolds, peppers, 
and tomatoes. And the neighbors of the union frequently com- 
mented on how professional her arrangement of the flowers looked. 
Heyer gets raves for her carpentry, too, Richard Bonacore, 
coordinator of the Stony Point Apprentice Training Center says. 
"Chris is one of the best apprentices to come to us. When she's 
around you know it because she gives more than the average 
person, whether it be digging a ditch or planting a flower." 

New Heart Gives New Start 

We've all heard of "getting 
a new lease on life," and we 
usually consider it a figure of 
speech. But Michael Covert, a 
23-year member of Local 1839, 
Washington, Mo., gives new 
meaning to the old expression. 
In June of 1984 Michael be- 
gan experiencing chest pains. 
He immediately saw his doctor 
and was hospitalized for car- 
dial miopathy, an enlargement 
of the heart. In October he went into cardiac arrest. Although his 
condition eventually stabilized, he was unable to even walk because 
he was so weak. On Nov. 26, 1984, Michael got a new start when 
doctors performed a heart transplant operation. 

In an amazing three months, Michael had completely recovered 
from the operation. He returned to his job doing trim work for 
CSC and ConTech. There are no restrictions on his activity and 
he can do everything he used to do. 

Michael and wife Peggy are grateful to the Carpenters' Health 
and Welfare Trust Fund for the financial assistance they received, 
but they're more grateful to the organ donor who made Michael's 
new life possible. "If it wasn't for an organ donor, I wouldn't be 
here," he says. 

Michael Cover! with wife 
Pegf>\ and daughter Jennifer. 

West Virginia Members 
Devastated by Flood Waters 



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In early November torrential rains, churned up by the 
fringes of a hurricane, poured 14 inches of rain over a three- 
day period on Moorefield, W.Va., flooding the watershed 
of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Homes were torn 
apart and towns devastated by the flood waters. 

More than 75% of the town of Moorefield was covered 
by flood waters. Members of UBC Local 2101 employed 
by the American Woodmark Corp., suffered extensive 
damages. By November 10, 453 homes were uninhabitable. 
There were four deaths and four persons missing. A total 
of 23 American Woodmark employees lost their homes and 
personal belongings. Only two were covered by insurance. 
Thirty-four American Woodmark employees suffered se- 
vere water damage to their homes. 

The UBC's Mid-Atlantic Industrial Council has appealed 
for monetary and material aid for those stricken. The 
Brotherhood has made an initial contribution of $10,000, 
and the Mid-Atlantic Council has added $2,500, but much 
more is needed. 

The personnel director of American Woodmark has com- 
piled a list of the individual losses, and persons able to 
contribute to Local 2101 flood relief are urged by Richard 
Hearn, secretary of the Mid-Atlantic Council, to make 
checks out to "UBC Local 2101 Flood Relief Fund" and 
send contributions to: UBC Mid-Atlantic Industrial Council, 
P.O. Box 966, Marion, Va. 24354. 



RPPREiiriCESHip & TRnminc 

Berthoud Grads 

New journeymen carpenters receiving cer- 
tificates and belt buckles from Local 510, 
Berthoud, Colo., are, from left, Tom 
Lemmo, Eileen Marie, Richard Parody, 
and Chris Baggiani. 

Non-Union Apprentice 
Court Suit Fails 

Non-union contractors in Washington State 
lost a suit claiming that state rules governing 
wage rates for apprentices constitute illegal 
price fixing. The suit was aimed at the state's 
Department of Labor and Industries and six 
current and former members of the Appren- 
ticeship and Training Council. 

The court ruled against the contractors on 
the grounds that authority for the rules "can 
be found within the council's broad authority 
to regulate." 

The non-union contractors claim the rules 
require them to pay such high wage rates 
they are almost "completely excluded" from 
"effective competition for public works con- 
tracts in the state." 

The ruling ensures for the time being that 
contractors' competitiveness does not come 
at the expense of fair wages. Judge Voor- 
hees, who presided over the case, said the 
standards were set to establish a framework 
for a "progressively increasing scale of wages 
to be paid apprentices." 

California State 
Contest Winners 

The 27th Annual California State Appren- 
ticeship and Training Contest was held in 
Santa Barbara recently. All of the contest- 
ants had won a first or second place in a 
local competition before advancing to the 
state contest. 

The entrants were each given a set of 
plans and eight hours to complete their 
assigned project. The judges considered both 
quality and efficiency of the work. In addi- 
tion , there was a four-hour written test which 
was worth 30% of the total competition. 

All of the contestants were guests at an 
award banquet held at the Mirmar Hotel 
after the contest was completed. Kent Shub- 
ert, Local 1418, Lodi, 46 No. Counties, took 
a first place in the carpentry division; David 
Hukill, Local 721, Los Angeles, il So. 
Counties, was the first place mill-cabinet 
worker; and John Brick, Local 1607, Los 
Angeles won in the millwright division. 

Awards were presented by Creighton 
Blenkhom, director, joint apprenticeship and 
training committee fund for Southern Cali- 
fornia; Frank Benda, director, 46 Northern 
Counties Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship 
and Training Committee; and Bill Williams, 
director, San Diego and Vicinity Carpenters 
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Commit- 
tee. Trophies were presented by Thomas L. 
Benson, chairman, California State JATC; 
and Hans Wachsmuth Jr., vice-chairman of 
the California JATC. Each contestant was 
given his cash award and a plaque. 


Gilbert H. Adams, 63, recently retired 
from Local 1454, Cincinnati, Ohio, due to 
poor health. He has an array of millwright 
tools, many never used and some still in 
their original boxes. 

He's offering them for sale to fellow 
UBC millwrights. Call Adams at (513) 988- 
0070 or write: Gilbert Adams, 700 Green- 
wood Lane, Trenton, OH 45067. 

Kent Shubert, Local 1418. Lodi, Calif, 
winner in the carpentry competition, is 
pictured above, left, with C.C. Blenkhorn, 
center, and Tom Benson. 

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First prize winner in the mill-cabinet com- 
petition was David Hukill, Local 721, Los 
Angeles, Calif. 

John Brick, Local 1607, Los Angeles, 
Calif, during the millwright competition in 
which he won first place. 

Graduates at Niagara-Genesee 

Local 280, Niagara-Genesee and Vicinity, Lockport, 
N.Y., recently graduated a class of 12 apprentices, which 
included its first women journeymen. The newly gradu- 
ated are pictured above. Front row, from left, are Justine 
Mt. Pleasant, Kevin O'Brien, Mark Teoli, Kenneth Fura, 
and Audrey Waszak. Back row, from left, are John 
Woods, Ray Lamb Jr., Phil Kratz, David Lucatra, Duane 
Deutschner, Dennis Lunney, and James Hackett. 

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Apprenlicei Dean Scoll. Local 906, Glen- 
dale. Ariz., rear, and Vernon Nen\ Local 
1089, Phoenix, Ariz., al work on the home- 
less shelter in Phoenix. Ariz. 

A group of UBC apprentices, outside the shelter, front row, from left, arc Clary Liinig, 
Local 1216, Mesa, Ariz.: and Vernon New. Local 1089, Phoenix, Ariz. Back row from 
left, are Fred Work, head of apprenticeship and training program: Scott Dean, Local 
906. Glendale. Ariz.: Dennis Hill, Local 1089, Phoenix, Ariz.: Ron Rinickcr. Local 1089 
Phoenix. Ariz.: and Brian Bailey, Local 906, Glendale, Ariz. 

Arizona Members 

Build Shelter 

For Homeless Men 

Apprentices from the Arizona Carpenters' 
Apprenticeship and Training Committee were 
among union members from over a dozen 
labor organizations who volunteered their 
time and talents to erect a new shelter for 
homeless men in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. 
The project was the product of a team effort 
by labor, city officials, and contractors. 

Members of 14 building trades unions built 
the facility, which was financed mostly by 
a $10,000 donation from the Central Arizona 
AFL-CIO and the Phoenix Fire Fighters. 
Earlier this year, union crews renovated a 
women's facility in the same complex. 

The 13.000 square foot shelter was literally 
rebuilt during the six months it was under 
construction. It now includes an open shower 
area, laundry room, and a dining and activity 
area. Shelter Director Art Stillwell credits 
organized labor for their cash and manpower 
contributions of over $40,000, and for "tak- 
ing the lead in this project." 

Dealing Deficit 

Continued from Page 3 

In the months ahead we shall see how 
much the Reagan Administration and the 
Congress will actually trim from the federal 
government's trillion-dollar shopping list. 

Reform Tax Laws 

Continued from Page 3 

On December 1 1 tax reform lost out to 
"politics as usual" as Republican Congress- 
men, supported by special interests and the 
corporate lobbyists, defeated the legislation 
through procedural maneuvering. We'll have 
to wait and see what 1986 will bring. 

Brian Bailey, Local 906. Glendale, Ariz., 
looks pleased to be pounding another nail 
in place for this community service 

Ron Rinicker. left. Load 1089, Phoenix. 
Ariz., and Gary Lunig, Local 1216, Mesa, 
Ariz., work together on this installation. 



A periodic report on the activities 
of UBC Retiree Clubs and the com- 
ings and goings of individual retirees. 

Sculpture Visited 

New Kensington Retirees' Luncheon 

Barney Rust, a retired carpenter from Lo- 
cal 114, East Detroit, Mich., sent us a 
photograph of the bronze sculptured car- 
penter featured on our September cover. 
His photograph was taken before the 
lunch bucket and thermos bottle were re- 
moved from the statue, and includes his 
granddaughter, Nicole Ervin, left, and a 
friend, Debbie Morland. According to 
Rust, these two young ladies brought a 
smile to the bronze face. 

Fancy Butter Churns 

"Polished country" is the way Joseph 
Sinclair, of Local 1245, Clearwater, Fla., 
describes the products he creates. He makes 
a variety of items, but the most chal- 
lenging task he has encountered is the 
old-fashioned butter | 
chum pictured to the 
right. The churn is 
made of poplar with 
stainless steel bands. 
His daughter paints 
country scenes on 
many of his products 
before they are 
stained to gleaming 
finish. Brother Sin- 
clair was formerly a ^ 
member of Local ^ 
160, Philadelphia, 
Pa. ' 

Oldest Member Dies 

Feb. 3, 1985, Ingvald Watten of Local 
361, Duluth, Minn., reached the age of 100. 
He died November 8 in Park Point Manor. 

Bom in Kristiansund, Norway, and a 
resident of Duluth for 80 years, Watten was 
"a good mechanic and a good union mem- 
ber," according to his many friends. He 
designed and buik many houses for Con- 
tractor-Developer Gunnar Johnson over a 
period of 16 years. He retired to a nursing 
home at the age of 73, but even there he 
continued doing carpentry work and land- 
scaping during his first 10 years there. 

Retirees' Club Number 32 of Local 333, New Kensington, Pa., gathered at the Hill 
Crest Country Club in Lower Burrell, Pa., for its thrid quarterly luncheon. Pictured 
above from left, are H. Bohickik, E. Hvizdos, M. Shaffer, M. Kordos, A. Gutknecht, J. 
Hettmen, S. DeSimone, and G. Fiscus. 

Middle row, from left, are J. Talbot, president: B. Eshbaugh; A. Kunkle; E. Boyd: B. 
Davis: J. Deren: J. Burnett: D. Downs: and A. Girard, business representative. 

Back row, from left, are R. Cribbs, C. Kammerdeiner, E. McMillen, J. Sommers, J. 
Bahnak, and F. Crissman. 

Avoid Snow Shoveling As You Grow Older 
Short Stretches, fCeep yuarm 

Snow shoveling is a strenuous exercise, akin to weight-lifting. It's hard on the heart 
(more than 1,200 deaths annually are linked to shoveling snow) and on legs, arms and the 
back. Even those in good physical condition must be careful and limit what they do. 
Older persons, and those not in good physical condition, should leave snow shoveling to 
others or, if they feel they must shovel the snow, they should do it carefully. 

Shoveling is an isometric exercise that requires 6 to 15 times the energy that a body 
uses at rest — an overload then can make enormous demands on a body's cardiovascular 
system. A professional magazine. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, gives some tips: 

Use a short shovel with a small scoop. Dress comfortably, to be warm, but don't dress 
so heavily that you're hot inside: Increased body temperature can add stress to your 
cardiovascular system. Begin gradually. Lift only small loads, lifting with your legs and 
not your back, pushing the snow instead of lifting if you can and avoid straightening up 
and throwing snow aside. Those 40 and over should do their shoveling in short stretches, 
resting between them. Don't take the dangerous approach of thinking you want to get the 
shoveling over with and then rest. 

The magazine recommends wearing a cold-weather mask or a scarf to help warm 
inhaled air. And it warns against large meals, coffee, tea, colas, alcohol or tobacco 
before or after shoveling. There is strong medical agreement that a quick drink or two 
will help ward off the cold; it doesn't and may even make the dangers of cold and 
exercise harder on the body. 

If Your Car Won't Start In Cold Weather 
Jump Starts, Don't Smoke 

Whether you drive or not, cars should be started daily in cold weather and run for five 
minutes or so. 

However, starting a cold car puts an added strain on batteries. Millions of drivers run 
into trouble every winter; auto clubs and garages have a difficult time trying to keep up 
with service calls. 

Many car owners buy jump-start cables to start cars themselves. It's more dangerous 
than nine out of ten realize. The National Society to Prevent Blindness issues warnings 
annually against battery-related eye injuries. It offers, for 25 cents, a glow-in-the-dark 
sticker listing safety tips. Send a quarter to the organization at 79 Madison Avenue, New 
York, NY 10016 and request the battery sticker. 

Briefly, don't smoke; be sure ignitions are off when attaching cables (the cars should 
be in park or neutral and not touching); check that the dead battery has fluid in the cells 
and isn't frozen); be sure the bad battery and the good one are of the same voltage, and 
make absolutely certain that you follow jump-start directions. If you don't know what 
you're doing, don't do anything — your safety, your battery, and your car could be in 
jeopardy if you make a mistake. 

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TKe Attainment 
of CompLle So- 
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Goal of iKe Later 

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Several readers have written us asking 
for reproductions of the 1915 Carpenter 
cover, like the one shown above and suita- 
ble for framing. The reproduction is now 
available in dark blue on white, tan, gol- 
denrod, green, salmon, cherry, or yellow. 
Readers may obtain such reproductions al 
SVi" X IP/:" dimensions by sending 50« in 
coin to: General Secretary John S. Rogers, 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America. 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. Indicate 
color preferred. 

Vote At Nord 
Is Contested 

On Oct. 4, 1985, the National Labor Re- 
lations Board ruled that the E. A. Nord Co., 
Everett, Wash., had committed unfair labor 
practices in its dealings with UBC Local 
1054, and had wrongfully interfered with the 
fairness of the July II, 1984, decertification 

Therefore, the NLRB ruled that a new 
election must be held to determine whether 
Nord employees wished to be represented 
by UBC Local 1054 after all. After over two 
years of strike activity. Brotherhood mem- 
bers were ready to cast their ballots for the 
UBC in the Dec. 4, 1985, election. 

The election results favored Local 1054: 
484 votes were cast for the UBC, and 284 
were cast against the union. Unfortunately, 
the 464 votes of the striking Local 1054 
members are being challenged since they 
had not worked at the plant in over 12 
months. This 12-month ruling is currently 
being contested and, once again, it is time 
to wait for the NLRB decision. 

It is interesting to note that, of the 484 
votes for the UBC, 20 votes were cast by 
strike-breakers brought in by Nord. 

Quebec Construction 
Election Brings 
Indecisive Results 

None of the major trade unions listed on 
the ballot for the recent province-wide, con- 
struction-industry-representation election in 
Quebec won a decisive majority in the No- 
vember voting. 

Consequently, two of them will have to 
merge their memberships in order to gain 
total representation in the province, accord- 
ing to Claude Lafontaine, financial secretary 
of Local 2817. 

The International (representing the United 
Brotherhood) garnered approximately IWc 
of the total vote, second to the Federation 
des Travailleurs de Quebec (F.T.Q.), which 

On December 4, the day of the NLRB 
recertification election. Local 1 054 mem- 
bers were still on the picket line after 874 
days of strike. 

General Office 

General President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell has announced two recent staff 

Lewis K. Pugh has been named to 
head the UBC Research Department. 
He fills a vacancy created by the death 
of Nicholas Loope last year. Pugh 
has been working with Assistant to 
the General President Jim Davis on 
juridictional matters. Prior to that he 
served as secretary of the Washing- 
ton, D.C, Md., Va. District Council 
of Carpenters. 

Ted Kramer, formerly with the Ap- 
prenticeship and Training Depart- 
ment, replaces Pugh in the Jurisdic- 
tional Department. 

obtained approximately 42% of the total 

Quebec millwrights showed almost a two- 
to-one preference for the International, but 
Carpenters ran fourth to the F.T.Q., the 
C.S.N. (Confederation des Syndicate Na- 
tionaux), and the C.S.D. (Centrale des Syn- 
dicate Democratiques.) 

The executive committee of Millwrights Local 2182. Montreal. Que., played a vital role 
in the recent Quebec construction industry election. Its members include, from left. M. 
Denis Guertin. Jean Guy Godin. Jacques Champagne. Gerard Renaud. Roger Desro- 
siers, Jacques Gelinas. Germain Parenteau. Gilles Apestiguy. Francois Lebel. Gilles 
Douce t. and Dorima Boulay. 



Hazards of Winter 

The snow and the icicles of winter bring 
both joy and hardship to UBC members and 
their families across the land this month. It's 
a time to bring out the blankets, the heaters, 
and the snow plows. We offer these words of 

SNOW THROWERS-Consumers who 

clear driveways and sidewalks with snow throw- 
ers are cautioned by safety experts to use 
extreme caution when clearing snow and debris 
from clogged discharge chutes and blocked 
augers or collectors on the machines. Keep 
your hands and feet away from all rotating and 
moving parts. Stop the engine whenever you 
leave the operator position. Even better, remove 
the key, spark plug wire, or power cord. Make 
sure your area of operation is a good distance 
from other people and pets. Never fill the fuel 
tank indoors or add fuel to a running or hot 
engine. Read your owner's manual. 

Most snow thrower injuries fiappen when consumers 
try to clear snow from the discharge chute or debris 
from the auger/collectors. Keep hands arid feet away 
from all rotating and moving parts. 

planning to buy a kerosene heater this winter 
should check state and local building codes and 
fire ordinances to determine if kerosene heaters 
are permitted. New voluntary manufacturing 
standards for kerosene heaters became effective 
all over the U.S. last December, the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission tells us. They pro- 
vide for additional safety features which were 
not present in many heaters manufactured ear- 
lier. When purchasing a kerosene heater, look 
for improved guards or grills that reduce the 
risk of bums; a manual shut-off device; cau- 
tionary labels that stress the use of 1-K kero- 
sene; a wick-stop mechanism that prevents a 
dangerously low setting. 


Improved guards 
or grills. 

CAUTION: Improper fuel may 
cause pollution and sooting 
"of the burner. Use only water 
clear No. 1-K Kerosene. 
DANGER: Risk of explosion. 
Never use gasoline in this 

CAUTION: Risk of 
indoor air pollution. 
Use this heater only 
in a well ventilated 
area. See operating 
instructions for 


HEAT TAPES — Homeowners and mobile 
home residents who use electric heat tapes to 
prevent exposed water pipes from freezing are 
cautioned by government safety experts to in- 
spect the tapes for possible fire hazards. Also 
known as pipe heating cables, heat tapes consist 
of two wires enclosed in molded plastic insu- 
lation which emit heat due to electrical current 
passing through the wires when the cable is 
plugged into an outlet. Some heat tapes are 
plugged in year-round, and a thermostat located 
in the power supply cord turns on the tape 
whenever the outdoor temperature approaches 
freezing. In one study of 35 fires, investigators 
learned that 40% of the heat tapes were "ov- 
erwrapped"; that is, the tape was lapped over 
itself when the consumer installed the tape 
around the pipe. When in doubt have a qualified 
electrician check your installation. 

• Install only as instructed. 

• Heat tape must not overlap or touch Itself. 

• Replace if electrical insulation fias deteriorated. 

JANUARY, 1986 






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A young man took a job painting 
higlnw/ay stripes. On his first day, 
he painted for 10 miles; the second 
day, five miles: and the third, one 
mile. On the fourth day, the boss 
called him in for a talk. 

"You're fired," the boss said. "You 
were doing fine at first, but now 

"I can't help it," the young man 
explained. "Each day I get farther 
from the paint can." 

— Boys' Life 



A young Swede appeared at the 
county judge's office and asked for 
a license. 

"What kind of a license?" asked 
the judge. "A hunting license?" 

"No," was the answer. "Aye tank 
aye bane hunting long enough. Aye 
want marriage license." 



Here lies the bones of Nancy Jones 
For her life held no terrors; 

She was born a maid, died a maid. 
No hits, no runs, no errors! 


First Hunter; "It's getting awfully 
late and we haven't hit a thing yet." 
Second Hunter; "Let's miss two 
more apiece and then go home." 
— Rubber Neck 
URW Local 26 



The husband surprised his wife 
with another man in a dimly-lighted 
cocktail lounge. "Well!" he shouted. 
"What does this mean?' 

"See!" exclaimed the wife to her 
table companion. "I told you he was 


The agricultural expert recently 
gave a group of gentlemen farmers 
this advice; 

"Never milk a cow during a thun- 
derstorm. She may be struck by 
lightning — and you'll be left holding 
the bag." 


A passenger in a plane sat re- 
laxed at a window observing the 
spectacle of the heavens. Suddenly 
a parachutist appeared and drifted 

"Going to join me?" the parachu- 
tist yelled. 

"No, I'm very happy where I am," 
the contented passenger an- 

"Just as you like," called the 
parachutist, "but I'm the pilot," 


In the midst of this toil and strife 

I haven't got time for a wife 

If I stand the test 

I will have compressed 

and cut down on the years of my 


— James MacDonald 
Dayton, Ohio 


Did you hear about the fellow 
who fell into the lensgrinding ma- 
chine and made a spectacle of 



A Texan was trying to impress on 
a Bostonian the valor of the heroes 
of the Alamo. "I'll bet you never had 
anything so brave around Boston," 
he boasted. 

"Did you ever hear of Paul Re- 
vere?" asked the Bostonian. 

"Paul Revere?" mused the Texan. 
"Isn't he the guy that ran for help?" 
— Rubber Neck 
URW Local 26 



"The younger generation is get- 
ting a lot of criticism these days. I 
really can't condemn them, be- 
cause I was something of a cutup 
myself during my teens. I remember 
vividly when our high school prin- 
cipal called me into his office one 
afternoon. He had my entire record 
in front of him. After studying it for 
many minutes, he looked up at me 
and said, 'Have you ever thought 
seriously of becoming a dropout?" 



The salesman breezed into the 
office one sultry afternoon. "Hi, Wil- 
lie," he greeted the office boy. 
"Haven't seen you in a long time. 
How's your boss standing the heat?" 

"Haven't heard," came Willie's 
terse reply. "He's only been dead 
a week." 



Working toward his Cooking merit 
badge, a Scout brought home a 
chicken, plucked it, and put it in 
the oven. When he opened the oven 
door an hour later, the chicken sat 
up, and said, "Look, kid, either turn 
on the heat or give back my feath- 
ers." —Boys' Life 






Lafayette, La. 
Picture No. 1 

Lafayette, La. 
Picture No. 2 

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

Lafayette, La. — Picture No. 3 

Lafayette, La. — Picture No. 4 

Lafayette, La. — Picture No. 6 

Lafayette, La. 
Picture No. 5 

Lafayette, La. 
Picture No. 7 

Lafayette, La.— Picture No. 1 


Members of Local 1897 were recently 
honored for their dedicated years of service to 
the UBC. 

Picture No. 1 shows 46-year member Ben 

Picture No. 2 shows 44-year member Nelson 

Picture No. 3 shows Kossuth Broussard and 
James R. Wise who received their 40-year pins. 

Lafayette, La. — Picture No. 8 

Picture No. 4 shows members receiving 35- 
year pins, front row, from left: Edward M. 
Sellars, Norris Latiolais, R. L. Benoit, Louis J. 
Belsome, and Wallace Domingue. 

Back row, from left: Dennis Sellars (who was 
also honored for his 31 years of service to the 
local as business representative and financial 
secretary), Forrest J. Rogers, Elvie Menard, M. 
J. Broussard, Lennie Arceneaux, Pershing 
Gautreaux, and John A. Thibodeaux. 

Picture No. 5 shows 36-year member 
Antoine Dugas. 

Picture No. 6 shows the recipients of 30- 
year pins, front row, from left: L. J. Dore, 
Vernon Colson, Louis D. Barras, Didier 
Broussard, and Roy Lasseigne. 

Back row, from left: Lionel Wyble, Percy 
Landry, and Woodrow Tong. 

Picture No. 7 shows 31 -year member Robert 
H. Read. 

Picture No. 8 shows 25-year pin recipients, 
front row, from left: Joseph W. Hebert, Emile 
Guilbeau, and Clarance Ducharme. 

Back row, from left: John Meriweither, 
Ashton Dugas, Alton Broussard, and Francis 

Picture No. 9 shows 20-year pin recipients, 
from left: Lawrence Angelle, Michael 

Lafayette, La. — Picture No. 9 

Ardeneaux, Mentor Doucet, Wilbert Foreman, 
and Clyde Jeansonne. 

Picture No. 10 shows 22-year member 
Keremic P. Bajat Sr. who was also honored for 
having served as president of the local for the 
past 10 years. 

Also presented with service pins, but not 
pictured were: 45-year pin recipient IHerman 
Sonnier; 40-year pin recipients Joseph Aycock, 
Leonard Chaddick, Olivier J. Credeur: 35-year 
pin recipients Saris P. Aucoin, James Aycock, 
Agnus Broussard, Ervy Broussard, Vincent 
Cradeur, 0. P. Davidson, Wallace Domingue, 
Albert Eagilen, James Helton, Sims Laborde, 
Veillon Martel, R. J. Potier, S. J. Benin, Harold 
P. Richard, and Joseph D. Savoie; 30-year pin 
recipients C. A. Arnould, Stanley Champeaux, 
Lawrence Delahoussaye, Eddie Fontenot, 
Whitney Gordon, Herband Guidry, Wesley 
Malancon, Russell W. Rosbury, John M. 
Trahan, and Sidney Watkins; 25-year pin 
recipients Willie Carter, Weston F. Chiasson, 
Howard Hebert, John Landry, and James L. 
LeDoux; 20-year recipients Alfred Bernard, 
Allen Delahoussaye, Paul Domingue, Paul 
Ducharme Jr., Everette Giroir, Saul J. 
Lavergne, Richard Petry, Burleigh J. Pitre, 
Hubson Resweber, and Ray J. Viator. 

JANUARY, 1986 


Port Huron, Mich. 

Provo, Utah — Picture No. 2 


Local 1498 held a pin presentation dinner to 
honor longstanding members recently. 

Provo, Utoh 
Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 1 shows 45-year member Rulon 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Allen Hudson and A. Dale Bartholomew. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year member Paul 

Ventura, Calif. — Picture No. 3 


At Local 2463's annual picnic, UBC families 
enjoyed a barbecue and games, and members 
with longstanding service received pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 60-year members 
Herman Treiberg, center, and Carl Treiberg, 
right, with Ventura District Council Secretary 
Sam Heil. 

Picture No. 2 shows 50-year member R. 
Trevor Morgan, right, with Heil. 

Picture No. 3 shows 25-year members, front 

row, from left: Jim Foyil, John Brewton, 
Richard Jacobson, Larry Wright, Sam Hudnall, 
Bob Hofmann, Lyie Jensen, Angel Barraza, L.D. 
McDowell, and Gene Croxen. 

Middle row, from left: C. P. Wall<er, Jim 
Kelley, Floyd Smith, Lloyd Harris, Dale Wilson, 
Nelse Hicks, Ray Paolucci, Refeigo Villa, and 
John Fox. 

Back row, from left: John Pryor, Malcolm 
Cornett, Harold Baker, John Tye, Larry Dobbs, 
Ramon Lightner, Dale Troxell, Carl Wright Jr., 
and Harvey Gaskill. 


The members of Local 1067, along with their 
wives, families, and friends, recently gathered 
to mark the 50th anniversary of the local. The 
celebration was two years in coming, but this 
did not manage to dampen the spirits of the 
party-goers, many of whom were awarded 
service pins. 

Pictured are five old-time members of the 
local. They each have more than 35 years of 
service to the UBC. From left: Ed Brune, Jess 
Wingard, Amos Warwick, Clint Cooper, and 
Don Warr. 

Pin recipients included: 40-year members Ed 
Brune, Clinton Cooper, Jim Muldoon Sr., Don 
Warr, and Jess Wingard; 35-year members 
Ralph Dortman, George Gunn, Harold Keeler, 
Gaston Lepine. Wallace Lindow, Mac May, 
Robert Mcintosh, Gordon McKenzie Jr., Gordon 
McKenzie Sr., Willis Rossow, Clyde Rushton, 
Nick Sertich, Charles Smith, Carl Tenniswood, 
Amos Warwick, Cliff Weber, Victor Weiland, 
John Wilkins, and Bill Cannon; 30-year 
members Kenn Appleford, Morian Cherry, Don 
Clements, Robert Cline, William Cummins, 
Merle Fleury, Jack French, Erwin Lawson, John 
Martin, Jim Muldoon Jr., Ed Pauly, and Harry 
Turloff; 25-year members Charles Coggins, 
Victor Krosnicki, Alex Lessie, and Arnold 
Ready; and 20-year members Urban Angoli, 
Robert Baldock Sr., John Beem, Howard Diem, 
Karl Fasel, Robert Forstner, Tom Gilbert, Ray 
Campbell, Robert Gunn, Arlen Hendrick, Rex 
McCorkle, Stan Mollan, Julius Peyerk, Dick 
Sopha, Gary Warwick, and Guy James. 

Ventura, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

Ventura, Calif. — Picture No. 2 



Beacon, N.Y. — Picture No. 5 


Members with 25 or more years of service to 
the Brotherhood were recently honored at a 
Local 323 dinner dance. Presenting the service 
pins was General President Patrick J. Campbell, 
the local's special guest. 

Picture No. 1 shows 45-year members 
Pasquale Cloffe, Leonard Coughlin, and F. 
Letterio with General President Campbell, 
Business Representative Louis Amoros, and 
First District General Executive Board IVlember 
Joseph Lia. 

Picture No. 2 shows President Campbell, 
Board Member Lia, and Business 
Representative Amoros with 40-year members 
N. Johannets, J. Ranalli, J. Romanelli, C. 
Caruso, A. J. Letterio, G. Beckwith, V. 
Romanelli, A. Pisanelli, F. Caruso, and A. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members 
William Kahara, Robert Claussen, Dominic 
Corrado, and Michael McCullough being 
congratulated by the honored guests. 

Picture No. 4 includes 30-year members J. 
Aylward, D. Capogna, M. Corcoran, A. 
Gendron, J. Lia, P. McCabe, F. Meditz Sr., M, 
Ranalli, J. Rose, L. Snickars, A. Wager, J. 
White Sr., R. Yozzo, and J. Zucca and the 
General President. 

Picture No. 5 shows, from left: 25-year 
member Gerard Schuder, Lia, Campbell, 25- 
year member Carl Whitt Jr., and Amoros. 

Also honored, but not pictured were: 60-year 
member Dominic A. Papo Sr.; 50-year 
member Afred Vitanza; 40-year members A. 
Martin and C. Ten Eyck; 35-year members Q. 
Ciancanelll, Stanley Fischer, and Janis Lomanis; 
30-year members W. Beyer, H. Haley, G. 
Jurgeleit, G. Mirra, W. Schneider, and L. 
Vermeersch; and 25-year members A. 
Antonecchia, N. Frusciante, and Julius Zakis. 

Beacon, N.Y.— Picture No. 2 

The "Service To The Brother- 
hood" section gives recognition 
to United Brotherhood members 
with 20 or more years of service. 
Please identify photographs 
clearly— prints can be black and 
white or color— and send material 
to CARPENTER magazine, 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20001 

Beacon, N.Y. — Picture No. 4 

Minneapolis, Minn. — Picture No. 1 

Minneapolis, Minn. — Picture No. 3 


Members of Local 1644 enjoyed a social 
hour and dinner at Jax Cafe in Northeast 
Minneapolis in honor of members with 25 years 
and 50 years of service to the Brotherhood. 
President Edward Svoboda and Trustee Kenneth 
Norling presented the service pins to the 
members, with a special plaque presentation to 
Douglas Guliffer, recently retired treasurer, for 
his 26 years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Mario Johnson, Melvin Balzer, Victor 
Ecklund, Alan Twistol, Alvin Rinta, Darryl 
Brinker, Wendell Erickson, William Hurd, 
Raymony Sturm, Conrad Isenberg, and Roy 

Picture No. 2 shows Business Rep. Wm. P. 
Lukawski Jr., left, and Retired Treasurer 

Picture No. 3 shows 50-year members, from 
jeft: Paul Jorgensen, George Huffman, and 
President Svoboda. 

Arthur Petersen also received a 50-year pin, 
but was unable to attend the ceremony. 

JANUARY, 1986 




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Labor Unified 

Continued from Page 4 

by UTU; names panel to study dispute 
. . . Labor Day parades and picnics show 
resurgence of solidainty . . . Sheet Metal 
union launches drive to protect members 
from asbestos . . . Administration backs 
bill to reverse Supreme Court in overtime 
pay case . . . Trade bills move in Con- 
gress; Reagan 'free trade' attacked . . . 
Labor urges Congress to extend trade 
adjustment assistance . . . Auto Workers 
mark 50th anniversary as union which 
has 'made history' . . . Full appeals court 
panel upholds OSHA's hearing protec- 
tion rule . . . Rubber Workers honor 
founders, look to trade concerns on 50th 
anniversary . . . 

OCTOBER — Jobless rale edges up to 
7.1%; manufacturing job losses continue 
. . . Unions reach stock sale agreement 
with Conrail, Morgan Stanley . . . UTU 
reaches tentative pact with major rail- 
roads ... U.S. bishops say social justice 
must underlie all economic decision mak- 
ing .. . House passes bill to curb textile, 
apparel imports . . . Chemical accidents 
since 1980 cause 135 deaths, 1,500 inju- 
ries . . . Auto Workers strike Chrysler 
over wage, job security issues . . .Labor, 
state, local governments reach time-and- 
half pact . . . AIW 50th anniversary con- 
vention launches organizing drive . . . 
UAW pact with Chrysler restores parity 
with GM, Ford . . . Steelworkers, 
Wheeling-Pittsburgh reach settlement, end 
three-month strike . . . 

NOVEMBER— Jobless rate hangs at 
7.1%; no jobs for 8.3 million workers . . . 
Kirkland in AFL-CIO convention key- 
note lashes 'enemies of labor,' vows 
movement will organize and grow . . . 
Gramm-Rudman dangerous to economy, 
domestic programs, budget process, la- 
bor says . . . UTU ratifies pact with 
railroads . . . Jacobson elected ILCA 
president . . . AFL-CIO convention urges 
action to curb unfair trade . . . Nation's 
trade deficit soars to new record in Sep- 
tember . . . Worker deaths jump to 3,740 
in "84; record rise in injuries, illnesses 
. . . Senate votes to limit imports of 
textiles, clothing, shoes, copper . . . 
Modest plant shutdown bill killed by 
House . . . 

DECEMBER — House panel keeps 
worker benefits tax-free . . . Kirkland 
sees labor adapting to workforce, polit- 
ical changes . . . Inflation up, workers' 
real wages down in October . . . Martin 
Marietta workers certified for import 
benefits . . . Shoe imports up 29% over 
year earlier . . . Wall blasts denial of 
veterans benefits to seamen . . . UA 
program prepares school kids for earth- 
quakes . . . Labor, allies mount drive 
behind Democratic tax relief . . . Jobless 
rate dips to 7.0%; no work for 8. 1 . million 
. . . Labor demands government toughen 
benzene, formaldehyde rules . . . MEBA 
announces plans to organize air traffic 
controllers . . . Construction spending 
increases slightly. IJrjfJ 



in mEmoRinm 

The following list of 674 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1,239,863.67 death claims paid in October 1985; (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of members 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, City 

Local Union, dry 

1 Chicago, IL — Carroll E. Johnson, Elizabeth F. Con- 
nolly (s). 

4 Davenport, lA — Edmund P. Klosterman, Frederick 
W. Schreck. 

5 St. Louis, MO— William F. Chlanda. 

6 Hudson County, NJ — Joseph M. Abbatiello. 

7 Minneapolis, MN — Alfred Lawrence Johnson, Keith 
Armstrong, Kristian Utgaard. Marvin C. Gordon, 
Pete E. Johnson. 

8 Philadelphia, PA — Anni Karlberg (s), Rudolph Thorn- 

9 Buffalo, NY— Samuel Carson. 

11 Cleveland, OH— George W. Dearth, James M. Ma- 
gee. John Mortier. 

12 Syracuse, NY — Frank J. Maher, John Carlson. 

14 San Antonio, TX — Mary Jane Esser (s). 

15 Hackensack, NJ — Alfred Marciano, Angelo Caruso, 
Gina Delvecchio (s). John Eberle. Martin Klaassen. 
Jr., Raymond MacDonaid. William Palko. 

16 Springfield, IL — Warren H. Hopwood. 

17 Bronx, NY — Joseph Principe. Lawrence Porcelli, 
Sigurd A. Hansen. 

18 Hamilton, Ont., CAN— Donal Clement. 

22 San Francisco, C\ — Albert Hambelton. Alfons Sten, 
David S. Johnston, Donald R. Cowger, Frances B. 
Lee (s), Griffith Lewis Thomas, Robert L. Carpen- 

24 Central, CT — Carmen Christiano. 

25 Los Angeles, CA— Hal Harris. 

30 New London, CT— Oliver E. Wolff 

34 Oakland, CA— Alfred R. Felix. Genevieve D. Wright 

35 San Rafael, CA— Donald MacKay. 

36 Oakland, CA — Axel E. Johnson, Daryl W. Langseth, 
Don Ross, Elmer C. Hofstra, Esther M. Fiori (s). 
Gilbert W. Thompson. Josephine Stump (s), Leo A. 
Ringleman, Lester S. Holmes. Mack Washington. 
Mae Alma Mello (s), Mark R. Paulson, Verne S. 

40 Boston, MA — James O'Connor. 

41 Woburn, MA— Harold W. Finethy. 

42 San Francisco, CA — Nicholas J. UnisofT, Pedro 

43 Hartford, CT— Emil Cardillo. James Davis. 

47 St. Louis, MO— Hobert Cari Bowen. Joseph F. 

48 Fitchburg, MA— Arthur Breau. 

50 Knoxville, TN— Geneva Russell (s). 

53 While Plains, NY— Elizabeth W. Brown (s). John 

H. Anderson. 
55 Denver, CO — Clarence E. Grannell. Clyde E. Green. 

James T. Stovall. 

60 Indianapolis, IN — D. F. Geier, Lloyd Luzader. 

61 Kansas City, MO— Everette H. Dorman. Harold R. 
Matney, Jack R. Manning, Odessa Hornbuckle (s), 
Olen R. Knight, Orville L. Lubben, Pete Z. Koury, 
Virgil Vangordon. 

64 Louisville, KY — Roberta Mae Brown (s). 

65 Perth Amboy, NJ — Edward J. Grobleski. 

73 St. Louis, MO— John Q. Sanguinelt. Sr. 

74 Chattanooga, TN — Bemie Stuart Hamilton (s). James 
P. Roberson, Logan H. Mc Arthur. 

76 Hazelton, PA — Catherine Zanolini (s). Mabel Gerber 
(s), Raymond Bosack. 

80 Chicago, Il^Charles L. Cook. William C. Schulz. 
Jr., William E. Oldenburg. 

81 Erie, PA— Carl Robert Imler, Edward W. Buetiko- 
fer, John J. Surovick. 

85 Rochester, NY— William H. Haupt. Jr. 

87 SI. Paul, MN— William P. Sower. 

89 Mobile, AL — John Freeman Brown. 

94 Providence, RI — Angeline D. Peloquin (s), John 
Thorsen, Salvatore Reale, Seymour Laprad, Victor 
Minus, William Lund. William Richardson. 

98 Spokane, WA— John J. Whiltaker. 

101 Ballimore, MD— Spencer C. Scott. 

102 Oakland, CA— Kenton Eli Yoder. Thomas William 
Vollmer, William Patrick Napier. 

104 Daylon, OH— William D. Barker. 

105 Cleveland, OH— Eileen Ann Luzar (s). Leo J. Boh- 
land, Lloyd L. Leiendecker, Robert D. Joyce. 

106 Des Moines, lA — Albert W. Dick, Ernest Macrow. 
Rachel McBirnie (s). 

109 Sheffield, AL-Gladys D. Whitfield (s). 
HI Lawrence, MA — Domenic J, Gangi. 

113 Middletown, OH— Owen H. King. 

114 East Detroit, MI — Andrew Scott Topp. Carol A. 
Weston (s). Jeremiah Clancy. Paul Brenner. Paul 
Fernandes, Pearl Spicer, Ralph A. Plichta. Raymond 
Brett, Theophiel Verkouille, Torstein Sorfonn. 

118 Detroit, MI— ChffO, Wright, Otis May, Ruth Martha 

Henrion (s). 
121 Vineland, NJ— John Kleppe. 
124 Passaic, NJ— Lavera Utter (si. 

131 Seattle, WA— Archie Vanslyck, August Brace, Betty 
Lister (s), Fred Schmidt, George S. Werstiuk, Hilda 
May Niemi (s), John W. Cloughley, Lloyd H. 
McFarland, Theodore H. Bode, Sr. 

132 Washington, DC— Albert W. Smith, Charlotte Anna 
Thrall (s), James W. Vandegrifl, John T. Mitchell. 
Samuel Woods. 

133 Terre Haute, IN— Walter J. Ogbom 

135 New York, NY— Michael Muc. 

141 Chicago, IL — Eari E. Richards. Johan Emil Ander- 
son, William Turk. 

142 Pittsburgh, PA— Peter George. 

144 Macon, GA— Marshall I. Tucker, Sr. 

161 Kenosha, WI— Morris M. Barnett. 

162 San Mateo, CA — Juanita Wischhusen (s). 

163 Peekskill, NY— John Valimaa. 

166 Rock Island, IL — Juanita Capps (s), Quentin Palm- 

gren, Robert T. Leach. 
168 Kansas City, KS— Donald E. Yach, Harry E. Terrell. 
171 Youngstown, OH — Edward Gradski. Joseph Hucko. 

180 Vallejo, CA— Dick Aguilera, Lester E. Hallford, 

Vivian T. Hood (s). 

182 Cleveland, OH — Henry Liebmann, Jr. 

183 Peoria, lU-Russel Horn. 

184 Salt Lake City, UT— Edward H. Colton, Joseph L. 
Montgomery. Joseph W. Jorgensen, Milton Cun- 
dick, Reulon R. Gallagher. 

186 Steubenville, OH— John J. Takach. Jr. 

188 Yonkers, NY— Peter R. Nicol. 

189 Quincy, IL — Raymond H. Eickelschulte. 

198 Dallas, TX— James C. McWilliams. Lillian Coving- 
ton (s), Orie Spencer (s), Walter G. Rhodes. 

200 Columbus, OH— Clyde H. Blackburn, Kenneth K. 
Kummer, Robert E. Rush. 

201 Wichita, KS— Harry P. Anderson. 

206 Newcastle, PA — Greg H. Paul, Louis J. Sanfelice, 

William R. Heim. 
210 Stamford, CT— Alexander Newton, Olive M. Danks 

218 Boston, MA— Daisy B. Adams (s). 
222 Washington, IN— Charles R. Berry. 

247 Portland, OR— Melvin W. Tonkinson. 

248 Toledo. OH— Merrill R. Scheanwald. 

249 Kingston, Ont., CAN— Beatrice Isabelle Roper (s). 

250 Lake Forest, IL — George E. McClinlock. 
254 Cleveland, OH — Milton Solomon. 

256 Savannah, GA — William E. Pye. 

258 Oneonta, NY — John Johnsen. 

259 Jackson, TN— James R. Pipkin 

260 Berkshire County, MA— Gilbert F. Rudd 

261 Scranton, PA — Frank Frankosky. 

262 San Jose, CA — Carlos Souza. 

264 Milwaukee, WI — Albert Laverenz. 

265 Saugerties, NY — Edmund Baron, Leslie Kealor. 
267 Dresden, OH— Esther Louise Rickelts (s). Otto C. 


269 Danville, II^George E. Porter. 

272 Chicago Hgt., II^Frederick A. Burzlaff. 

275 Newton, MA— Ruth Cooper (s). 

278 Walertown, NY— Carmen Scudera. Dwight E. Wal- 
ton. Kermit Walrath. 

280 Niagara-Gen. & Vic, NY — George F. Jacobs, James 
G. Kelly. William T. Davis. 

283 Augusta, GA — Decherd Cornelius Smith. 

287 Harrisburg, PA— Aden G. Light. 

297 Kalamazoo, Ml — Edwin Manchester. 

308 Cedar Rapids, lA— Vera Jackson (s). 

311 Joplin, MO— Kenneth E. Meador. Malloy B. Schroll. 

314 Madison, WI— Rudolf Faust. 

316 San Jose, CA— Hubert R. Mitchell, Jennie R. Kiser 
(s). Mary A. Schmidt (s), William T. Duncan. 

317 Aberdeen, WA — Erik Bergstrom. 

323 Beacon, NY— Alfred Vitanza. 

324 Waco, TX— Raymond G. Rejcek. 

338 Seattle, WA— Elwood Frank Jensen. Robert O. Banks. 

344 Waukesha, WI — Traman Rheingans. 

345 Memphis, TN — Edward Gale Buckley. Emanuel P. 
Williams. Loyd N. Pritchard, Margaret White (s). 

347 Mattoon, IL — Harry F. Haveman. 

348 New York, NY — Adrian Ahearn. Milton Vanhom, 
Robert Collins. 

355 Buffalo. NY— Richard Sitarek. 

359 Philadelphia, PA — John L. Oechsner. Joseph M. 

363 Elgin, IL — John Ducey. 
370 Albany, NY— Beatrice A. Cardinal (s). Frank J. 

Piela. Robert H. Pelkey. 
388 Richmond, VA — Jacqueline P. Fortune (s). 
393 Camden, NJ — Leon A. Hudson. 
400 Omaha, NE— Avis Nadine Hyde (s). 

403 Alexandria, LA — Wilkerson K. O'Quinn. 

404 Lake County, OH — Clarence Eugene Turnquist. Sr.. 
Glenn Chester Sharp. 

411 San Angelo, TX — Arrie Thelma Wachsmann (s). 

Vivian Gale Preas (s). 
417 St. Louis, MO — Bernice E. Mundschenk ts). Lorenz 

T. Hammerschmidt. 
434 Chicago, IL — Lansing Lockwood, Paul Louise. Rose 

Anna Spagnola (s). Rudolph M. Stone. Shirley M. 

Peele (si. 

454 Philadelphia, PA— Fred D. Bowe. James D. Harvey. 

455 Somerville, NJ— Joseph C. Keller. 
458 Clarksville, IN— Robert Dismore. 
4*0 Wausau, WI— Elizabeth Sharpe (s). 
475 Ashland, MA— James F. Hutch 

480 Freeburg, II^EIIsworth H. Rea, Lester Gegel. 
483 San Francisco, CA — Fred Moltzen. Henry Meints. 

493 Ml. Vernon, NY— John Garzi, Joseph L. Smith, 

Philip Santoro. 
512 Ann Arbor, MI— Otto Scherdt. 
514 Wilkes Barre, PA— Michael Yamelski. 
517 Portland, ME— Hilding A. Berg. 
526 Galveston, TX — Dorena Horn Chambers (s). 
530 Los Angeles, CA — Marvel Vanhorn. 
535 Norwood, MA — Edward Landry. 
541 Washington, PA— Edith Mae Sickles (s). 

557 Bozeman, MT — Garret Van Dyken 

558 Elmhurst, II^Mary B. Simpson (s). 
562 Everett, WA— Charles Balsiger. 

576 Pine Bluff, AR— Willie M. Burt. 

586 Sacramento, CA — B. George McFariand, Florence 

V. Bowling (s). Milton S. Compton. William G. 


595 Lynn, MA — Charles B. Packard. Edwin Sullivan. 

596 St. Paul, MN— Dale A. Holman. Gordon Carl Bart- 
lett. Joann C. Kenyon (s). 

599 Hammond, IN— Allison Walker. Bill Martin. 

608 New York, NY— Robert McGinn. Segundo Rodri- 

609 Idaho Falls, ID— Lester B. Martin. 

610 Port Arthur, TX— John W. Childers. 

611 Portland, OR— Karl 1. Hedin. 
620 Madison, NJ— John Seiter. 

622 Waco, TX— Thurman A. Walker 

623 Atlantic County, NJ — Frank M. Primerano 

625 Manchester, NH— Leslie F. Slade 

626 Wilmington, DE— Arthur Dunfee, Clifford H. Sim- 
pers, Frederick L. Schroeder, Robert H. Thomas. 

627 Jacksonville, FL — Geneva D. Surrency Sides (s), 
Thomas H. Bulford. William J. Carwile. 

638 Marion, IL — George T. Cox. Robert E. Dotson. 

639 Akron, OH — Emery Baum. John L. Lewis. 

640 Metropolis, IL— Earl Abbott. Phyllis Melba Rub- 
enacker (s), Ralph Stone. 

642 Richmond, CA — Delbert Howard. 

665 Araarillo, TX— Ernest P. Jones, Jerrel H. Slagle. 

668 Palo Alto, CA— Peter B. Biedma. 

696 Tampa, FI^Katie P Pate (s). 

698 Covington, KY— Raymond Wood. 

703 Lockland, OH— Edward C. Cramer. 

704 Jackson, MI — Arthur D. Vernon. 

710 Long Beach, CA — Abraham F. Mosher, James 0. 
Horsager, Lawrence O. Grossnickle. 

715 Elizabeth, NJ — Vincent Mannuzza. 

721 Los Angeles, CA — Arturo Santiesteban. Donald L. 
Conklin. Ernest Mitchell. Marion L. Powell. 

732 Rochester, NY— John P. McBride. 

735 Mansfield, OH— Chas. G. Lovering. Gale W. Allen, 
Maxine V. Wynn (s). 

740 New York, NY— Vincent D. Weyer. 

743 Bakersfield, CA— Gracie Thelma Williams (s). 

745 Honolulu, HI — Charles Misao Hamasaki. 

751 Santa Rosa, CA — Doris Rose Graveland (s). Ferdi- 
nand Jackl. 

753 Beaumont, TX — James H. Thomas, Levi H. Oker- 

758 Indianapolis, IN— Elizabeth V. Eckart (s). 

770 Yakima, WA— Chauncey W. McDonald. 

781 Princeton, NJ— William J. Birch. 

785 Cambridge, Out., CAN— Ursula Rose Mclver (s). 

792 Rockford, II^Robert W. Adams. 

819 West Palm Beach, FI^-Goldie M. Smith (s). 

824 Muskegon, MI — Frank Sharnowski. 

839 Des Plaines, IL — Cecil Eldrige. James Iddings. John 
R. Campbell. 

845 Clifton Heights, PA— George J. Wilds. 

846 Lethbdge Alta, CAN— Charlie Taniguchi. L. Dean 

857 Tucson, AZ— Alex K. Parker, Jr.. Edwin V. Derton, 

Joseph A. Carroll, Paul S. McNeil. Sr. 
873 Cincinnati, OH — Douglas Rothermel. Grover B. 

891 Hot Springs, AR— Earl N. Palton 
900 Alloona, PA— Kermit P. Poor. 
902 Brooklyn, NY— David Uberti. Earl Sletner. 
906 Glendale, AZ— Geraldine K. Beaty (s). 
943 Tulsa, OK— Edward Leon Clifton, James H. Scog- 

gins. John Edgar Hamon. 
948 Sioux City, lA— Clarence P. Dolan. 
953 Lake Charles, LA— Lloyd Mitchell. Randolph Chau- 

vin. Walter J. Fuselier. 
958 Marquette, Ml — Arnold Peterson. Roy F. Brown. 
964 Rockland County, NY— David Dippre, Elizabeth J. 

Attigliato (si. 
976 Marion, OH— John R. Erwin. Paul Oberle. Wesley 

R. Hartley, 
993 Miami, FL— Earl H. Moore. 
998 Royal Oak, MI— John D, Flowers. John T. Parker, 

Michael Peters, Peter Olsen, Vaino Rajanen. 
1005 Merrillville, IN — Emilio A. Arceo. James W. Jones, 

Steve P. Horvatich. 
1014 Warren, PA — David E. Helander, Ernest Johnson, 
1022 Parsons, KS— John Atherton. 
1024 Cumberiand, MD— Frederick E. Wolfe, Jack H. 

1027 Chicago, lU-William O. Binning. 
1040 Eureka, CA — Andrew Swanback. Norton Sleenfott, 
1042 Plaltsburgh, NY— Theresa G. Boulrice (s). 

JANUARY, 1986 


Local Union. On /.or 

ID44 Palm Springs. CA— Ludvig A Dalos 1452 

105« Philadelphia. PA— Gene Mecoli. Walter Bowman 1453 
1052 Hollywood. CA— Charles N Pennington, Harry 

Preston Kccfer, Helen Rose Shuck (s). Stanley P. 1454 

Weisbard. William A Sorensen, 1456 
1062 Santa Barbara, CA— Val Ariza. 
1067 Port Huron, MI— Tom Wood. 

107J Philadelphia, PA— Walter Moore. 1498 

1074 Eau Claire, WI— Reginald M McKay 1506 
1079 Sleubenville. OH— Earl R Fmnev, Sr. 

1089 Phoenix. AZ— John Pivoda. Talhen N. Bushy. 1507 

1093 Clencove. NV— Margaret D. Cunningham (si. 1519 

1097 Longview, TX— Sybil Dean Craver Keese Is). 1529 

IIM Tyler. TX— Karl Bell Sword. 1532 

1108 Cleveland. OH— Frieda Geiger Isl. John Kloos 1536 
1125 Los Angeles, CA— Clam W. Done, Harry Chrtord 

Scott. Maja E, Larson (s), 1545 

1KV4 Ml. Kisco, NY— Ralph Defeo 1553 

1142 Lawrenceburg. IN— William D. Rinehart. 1554 

1146 Green Bay. WI— Kenneth Hermsen 1564 

1149 San Francisco. CA— Ethel J- Meadors (si. James A, 1571 

Fame II 

1151 Thunder Bay Ontario. CAN— Lena Andreychuk (si 1590 
1164 New York. NV— Anna lacopelli Is), Elsie Bremer 

(s) 1596 

1173 Trinidad. CO— Walter Goad 1597 

1185 Chicago, IL— John R Ryan 1598 

1188 Ml. Carmel. IL— David Williams. 1599 
1194 Pensacola, FL— Howell C Cobb 

1205 Indio. CA— Herbert G Pflueger 1607 

1207 Charleston. WV— James M Harper. 1618 

1216 Mesa. AZ— Jeanne M. Day (s). 1622 
1226 Pasadena. TX— Ira Aydelott 

1250 Homestead. Fl^-Edwin B. McCall, Marvin L. Sou- 1632 
(hard 1635 

1251 N. Westminster BC, CAN— Johannes Tebaerts 1659 

1266 Austin, TX— Homer B Guinn, Walter E Wind- 1664 
meyer 1665 

1267 Worden. IK— Elmer F Fech 1685 
1278 Gainesville. Fl^James M Williams 1689 
1281 Anchorage. AK— Donald E. Church. Kenneth E. 1713 

Doerpinghaus. Paul T Horton 1739 

1296 San Diego. CA— Harper Shepard. Harry W Berry. 1752 

Leon E. Palmer 1764 

1301 Monroe. Ml— Charles Walker 1765 

1305 Fall River. MA— Leionel A Benoit. Manuel Alves. 1772 

Margaret R. Correia (s). 1778 

1307 Evanslon. II^Earl Gathercoal. Elmer Stoll. John 1780 
Martin Olsen. 1789 

1308 Lake Worth. Fl,— Edward Hoimlo, Mane Emma 1815 
Aurore Lalonde (s). 

1319 Albuquerque, NM— Charlcie L. Martin (s). 

1337 Tuscaloosa, AU-Charlcs William Barney, 1821 

1342 Irvington, NJ — Fannie Malanga (s). Jose Morales. 1822 

Magnus Nielsen. 

1358 La Jolla, CA— Edgar J Scoville 1832 

1365 Cleveland, OH— Johann Febel 1845 

1371 Gadsden, AL— Homer Chester Stephens. William 1846 

O Si John. 

1377 Buffalo, NY— James Ryan, 1849 

1400 .Santa Monica, CA— Donald O, Nosker. Edwin W 1856 


1407 .San Pedro, CA— Leonard J, Kuller, 1861 

1411 Salem, OR— Lon J Barrett 1865 

1418 Lodi, CA — Clarence Fredenck. Paul Chancey 

1419 Johnstown. PA— Bealnce Keipcr (s) 1913 
1423 Corpus Christie, TX— Dora Emelia Wendt (si, Tom- 

mie Rounlree (s) 1921 
1438 Warren. OH— Marvin B, Hart, Raymond Panse, 

1445 Topeka, KS— Charles A Adams. John A Daven- 1931 

port 1971 

/ Unum, Cin 
Detroit, MI — Herman A, Hofmann. Mike Cielic/ka 
Huntington Beach, CA — George F, French, Maurice 
Aimc LeBlanc 

Cincinnati, OH — Charlene Motley (s), 
Nev* ^'ork. NY — Dons F Kelly (s). Einar Johannes- 
sen. James Dunn. Manne E, Eks(am. Nils O, Olsen. 
Ronald Manm, Thomas Dolan, 
Provo, LIT — Byron Parker. George E. Anderson, 
Los Angeles, CA — John McDonald. Sherman Hill. 
Willard P MacGillivray, 
F.I Monte, CA— Henry B, Colver 
Ironton, OH — Austin B, Stevens 
Kansas Cily, KS — George W Armstead, 
Anacortes, WA — Mildred Eugenia Mclnnes (s). 
New York, NY — John Kennedy, Theresa Blasucci 

Wilmington, DE — Francis E, Gott. 
Culver Cily, CA— Josef Gauss, Willie D, Kimble 
Miami, Fl^ — Ignacio Castellanos. 
Casper, WY— Robert R, Kowalski, 
East San Diego, CA — Hans C, Petersen. James L. 
Manin. Melvin C, Kraft. Wilber F Bennett, 
Washington, DC — Glen F, Evans. Henry Borgersen. 
Nicholas Loope, 

SI. Louis, MO— Michael R, Love. 
Bremerton, WA — Edgar E. Adams, 
Victoria. BC, CAN— James E, Allman, 
Redding. CA— Ernest J, Shelley. Robert S Brad- 

Los Angeles. CA — Roben William Lange, 
Sacramento. CA — Vernon C, Stewart, 
Hay ward. CA — Ina Lander Johnson ( s). Leona Marie 
Dnscoll (s). Thresea Agnes Strength (s). 
San Luis Obispo. CA — James W Atterberry. 
Kansas Cily, MO— Richard P Mayo. 
Bai*tlesville, OK — Luther M, Tarrant, 
Bloominglon. IN — Ralph E, Mitchell. Virgil L. Myers. 
Alexandria. VA — Heston Vermillion, 
Melbourne-Daytona Beach, FL — Elmer Grant, 
Tacoma. W,A— Gcrd Buss, 
Huron. SD — Roland Kjellerson, 
Kirkwood. MO — Marjorie A. Boerner (s). 
Pomona. CA — Chnstian V. Krehbiel, 
Marion. VA — Alice Hazel Cave (s), 
Orlando. FI^Leo J Russell, 
Hicksville. NY' — Vernonica Barry (s). 
Columbia. SC — Benjamin O, Neal. Sr, 
Las Vegas. NV — Eugene Lattin. John P Nagelhout, 
Bijou. CA — Mary Campbell (s). 
Sania Ana. CA — Clarence Johnson. Harold F. [ore. 
Jerome P Kearney. Karl J Stover, Leonard J, 
Elsaesser, Mary Sue Rodgers (si, Paul Evans, 
Morristown, TN — Nannie Velna Susong (s). 
Fort Worth, TX— Albert H Sydow, Roger Port- 
wood, Roy L, Hausenfluck 
Escanaba, Ml — Agnes L, Larsen (s), 
Snoqualm Fall, WA — Hazel I Mam (s). 
New Orleans, LA — Aaron M. Beard, Ivy Thigpen, 
Louis P Codifer. Jr, 

Pasco, WA — Clarence Niemeyer, William C, Fetton, 
Philadelphia, PA— Edward J OConnell, Robert 
Wilson. Victor J Meyer, 
Milpilas, CA — Cart L, Swanson, 
Minneapolis. MN — Carl P. Johnson. George E. Pio- 

Van Nuys, CA— Elmer P. Ellis. Gerald W, Pelton, 
Gladys Hansen (s). Nets A. Swanson, 
Hempstead, NY— Frank E, Puff. Joseph W Vaver- 

New Orleans, LA — Mack W Knobloch, 
Temple, TX — Lillie Griffin (si 

Loiiil Vniiin, Cm 

2007 Orange, TX— James D Bean 

2008 Ponco Cily, OK— Carwin W Hand 

2018 Ocean County, NJ — Joseph Willever Bennett, 

2020 San Diego, CA— Harold O. Ford 

2046 Martinez, CA — Bnino Constance Ann (s). Libero 

E, Lupcri. Mary Virgie Brown (s). Temple H. Lents, 

Thomas E Doherty 
2068 Powell River, BC, CAN— Walter A Carlson. 

2077 Columbus, OH— Dee Mabry. Jr 

2078 Vista. CA— Kenneth M Ammons. Sr. 
2085 Natchez. MS— Percy King. Jr 

2119 SI. Louis. MO— William E Marx 

2127 Cenlralia. WA— Alvin Jole 

2164 San Francisco. CA — Delbert D, Baumgartner, 

2172 Santa Ana. CA — Manan V, Smith (s). Toivo Hiiva, 

2182 Montreal, Que., CAN— Valmore Chenard, 

2203 Anaheim, CA — Donald V, Manska. 

2212 Newark, NJ— Carl A. Kaiser, Sr. 

2217 Lakeland, FL— Lydia Louise Will (s). 

2232 Houston, TX — Francis Preston. 

2235 Piltsburgh, PA— Stephen Lesnansky. 

2250 Red Bank, NJ— Daniel Pearson. Peter Johnson. 

Russell C, Hampton 
2258 Houma. LA — Clarence Champagne. Otho Crochet. 
2274 Piltsburgh. PA— Cilendon Steen, 

2287 New York. NY— Meyer B Charlop. 

2288 Los Angeles, CA— Frank Davis. Sr,, Geraldme M. 
Hamilton (s). James W, Tisdale. John Sieger, 

2292 Ocala. FI^Frank A, Brush. Robert Nesselt, 

2298 RoUa. MO— Floyd Bnltain 

2311 Washington. DC— Alfred Porter Knick, 

2375 Los Angeles, CA — Benjamin F, Ferree. 

2.<96 Seattle. WA— Julian M. Pedersen, 

2398 El Cajon, CA— Walton Wilson. 

2400 Woodland. ME— Constance M. Curtis (s). 

2405 Kalispell. MT — Jerome G, Compeau. Jr, 

2429 Fort Payne. AL— Carl F, Wyatl 

2435 Inglewood. CA — Dorothy M. Trepanier (s). Melvin 

C Hanke, 
2443 Ventura. CA— Herbert A, Mitchell Sr. 
2498 Longview. WA— Jonah Bates 
2519 Seattle. WA— Erlilng Ordahl, Johan Johansen. John 

Kerb. Mary Elizabeth Wegner (s), 
2565 San Francisco. CA — Del Rae Schlenz (s). 
2608 Redding. CA— Edith E, Blankenship (s). Murel S. 

Nelson. Sr. 
2633 Tacoma, WA — Lloyd McAfee, 
2693 PI. Arthur. Onl.. CAN— Roy A Gosnell 
2739 Yakima. WA — George J, Champagne, Hiram Love, 

Raymond Nelson. 
2761 McCleary, WA— Alice Fay Arnold Is). Esther Se- 

manko (s). Leonard Jhanson, 
2798 Joseph Oregon— Julia Reel (si, Mary Helen Gray 

2805 Klickitat. WA— Robert B Graeme, Sr. 
2812 Missoula, MT — Gladys T, Armstrong (s). 
2815 Battle Creek, MI— Clarence J Srb. 
2817 Quebec, Que., CAN— Horace Elliott. 
2831 Calmar, lA — Stanley F, Frana, 
2848 Dallas, TX— Donald A, Watlev, 
2881 Portland. OR— Benjamin Quinn, John Wilcox, 
2902 Burns. OR— Daniel P, Mannen. 
2942 Albany, OR— Melvin R, Emerson, Neil A. Canida. 
2949 Roseburg, OR — Albert Mow, Clementine Schierman 

(s). Earl L, Keeler. 
3035 Springfield, OR— Leslie H Washburn. 
3038 Bonner. MT— Glen McLaughlin. 
3125 Louisville. K\ — Claudell Jaggers, 
9109 Sacramento, CA— Paul L, Palmer 

OSHA Closes in 
On Open Shop 

OSHA has been known to keep its distance 
if contractors develop a strong safety record. 
The office is admittedly underfunded and 
can only take the time to investigate what 
appear to be serious safety violations. 

The deaths of two workers within ten days 
at the same open shop site near Atlanta have 
caught the attention of OSHA. 

OSHA has undertaken an investigation at 
North Park Town Center, a $250 million 
project under development by Portman Barry 
Investments. Atlanta. Ga. 

"We have run into several cases in recent 
months where the level of safety was inad- 
equate or not being emphasized," said OSHA 
area Director Joseph L. Camp. 

Hopefully, this type of evidence will con- 
vince the Administration that funds and 
manpower are essential tools in ensuring 
workers' safety. 

Martin Luther King 

Continued from Page 5 

bullet from the gun of James Earl Ray 
snuffed out Dr. King's life as he stood 
on a balcony of the Loiraine Motel on 
the evening of April 4, 1968. 

Today, as we remember Dr. King's 
struggle for freedom, justice, and equal- 
ity for all people, let us be cognizant 
that the full realization of his goals has 
not yet been attained. The Brother- 
hood, with all AFL-CIO affiliates, has 
pledged to continue all efforts to bring 
about the day when the dream of Dr. 
King, that all Americans of every race, 
color, and background can live and 
work together in dignity and peace. 

As we honor Dr. King and tribute 
his outstanding role in the history of 
our nation and of organized labor, let 
us not forget to continue to fight to see 
his dream. DHL' 


Continued from Page 13 

Local Union I 
Local Union 184 
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Local Union 405 
Local Union 727 
Local Union 1250 
Local Union 1278 
Local Union 1379 
Local Union 1509 
Local Union 1861 
Local Union 1889 
Local Union 24.'!5 
Local Union 510 
Local Union 599 
Local Union 627 
Local Union 1091 

Check donations to the "Blueprint for Cure" 
campaign should be made out to "Blueprint 
for Cure" and mailed to General President 
Patrick J. Campbell, United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 Con- 
stitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Local Union 1207 
Local Union 2080 
Local Union 15 
Local Union 225 
Local Union 275 
Local Union 710 
Local Union 1073 
Local Union 1 1 10 
Local Union 1400 
Local Union 1421 
Local Union 1822 
Local Union 2018 
Local Union 2162 
Local Union 2264 
Local Union 2283 




Steve Palmberg, a member of Local 75 1 , 
Santa Rosa, Calif., has recently introduced 
an easy-to-use tool which allows you to nail 
in places a hammer could never reach. With 
Nail King you can nail through obstructions, 
set finishing nails, toe nail at awkard angles, 
work inside cabinets, between joists and 
forms, and bypass rebar. And all without 
bruising a finger. 

The tool consists of a barrel with a weighted 
rod. Nails are fed into either end of the 
barrel, and then driven home with little 

Nail King is available in two sizes: the 26" 
O'/i lb.) size for 2d box to 16d duplex is 
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shipping and handling. Visa and Mastercard 
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For more information, or to order, write: 
Nail King, 1 275 4th Stree i # 1 52 , Santa Rosa , 
CA 95404; or call toll free, (800) 457-3368, 
in California, (707) 546-6245. 


Cache La Poudre Cutler's Supply an- 
nounces its new Goose Neck Arbor Stand, 
G.N.A.S.®, an economical alternative to 
high priced grinding and buffing equipment. 
The stand's free-standing design allows for 
usage with no obstructions from motor or 


Calculated Industries 23 

Clifton Enterprises 39 

Foley-Belsaw Co 28 

Hydrolevel 30 

Irwin 36 

Vaughn Bushnell 36 

pedestal, from either the right or left side. 
This versatile product performs as a grinder, 
buffer, Sander, deburrer, and polisher, for 
handling large and small, odd, or long shapes. 
It is adaptable to large and small gas and 
electric motors and also may be adapted to 
water power, in undeveloped areas. 

This product is useful for home, light 
industry, small workshops, farm, and ranch 
and is valuable to home hobbyists, metal 
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With numerous accessories and attachments 
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The G.N.A.S.® is made in America and 
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The picture shows expanding grinding drum 
which is not included in the base price. 

For pricing and purchase information, 
contact Cache La Poudre Cutler's Supply, 
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call Linda Roesener (303) 223-1743. 


Paslode Corp. has announced that it will 
introduce the Impulse™ 300 Power Nailer at 
the National Association of Home Builders 
Convention in Dallas, Tex., this month. The 
Impulse 300 is the world's first hoseless, 
airless, cordless, and completely self-con- 
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pneumatic technology, introduced by Pas- 
lode almost 25 years ago. 

Paslode Corp. has developed the new 
Impulse® system to provide greater flexi- 
bility and productivity to the construction 
industry. The tool's design is ideal for new 
home construction, remodehng, and rehab 
work, as well as fencing and other remote 
construction site applications where air hoses 
become a burden and electric power is not 

"This power tool eliminates the last re- 
maining utility of the hammer and nail. As 
a result it makes carpenters more efficient 
on small projects," says Robert Bellock, 
Paslode Corp. director of product develop- 
ment. For more information, contact William 
G. Roberts, Paslode Corporation, 2 Marriott 
Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60015. Telephone: 

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Clamp these heavy 
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the weight off your 
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Order Now Toll Free— 1-800-237-1666. 

UBC Member: Like a decal of the 
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Write: Organizing Department, 
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(Only one per request.) 

JANUARY, 1986 


The Union Agenda 

for 1986 
Is A Long One 

The UBC continues to take 

on the role of people's 

advocate during the new year 

Old Man 1985 walked out on us December 31 
with a lot of unfinished business on the ledger. 
He wasn't able to get many jobless workers 
back on the job. He got us deeper into hock on 
imports and exports, and he left a lot of corporate 
fat cats running around tax free. He did get 
things started, we hope, in easing the tension 
about nuclear war, but we'll have to wait and 
see what happens during these follow-up ses- 
sions at the bargaining table between President 
Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev. 

The kid with the hourglass who took his place 
January 1 looks kind of green, but we are hoping 
he has served some kind of union apprenticeship 
which gives him the knowledge and skills to deal 
with the problems of the world. 

We want him to know that we're behind him, 
if he makes a strong effort to clean up the mess 
accumulated over the years, if he can formulate 
economic policies which don't shortchange our 
cities as they try to cope with inner-city prob- 
lems, if he can keep special interest groups from 
detouring vital tax-reform legislation, if he can 
make a dollar earned in 1986 worth what it used 
to be worth 15 or 20 years ago. 

There are obstacles to progress in the new 
year, and I might list a few: 

OUR MONEY'S WORTH— American fami- 
lies with children have seen their pre-tax income 
plunge steadily over the past 1 1 years, with the 
steepest drop in purchasing power concentrated 
among those in the lowest income bracket. 
According to a Congressional study, the typical 
middle-income family lost 10.9% of its purchas- 
ing power between 1973 and 1984. Single per- 
sons, too, have suffered due to an unbalanced 
tax system and high living expenses. 

JOBS LOST TO IMPORTS— If you look at 
what we just stated above — the drop in real 
income for the average family — you understand 

why many American and Canadian families are 
settling for cheap, imported clothing and other 
consumer goods even though they are sacrificing 
quality for affordability. Their wages and their 
share of manufacturing profits have dropped. 
Short of tariff restrictions, we will never stop 
the flood of cheap imports into the U.S. and 
Canada until the workers of other countries 
reach our income levels through free and dem- 
ocratic collective bargaining . . . and that's a 
long way off. That can't be accomplished over- 
night, even though organized labor is doing its 
best to assist trade unionists in other countries. 

Brotherhood, for all its century and more of 
existence, has stood for quality workmanship. 
It has fought to preserve its standards of ap- 
prenticeship in the construction trades and its 
standards of workmanship in the manufacturing 
industries whose workers it represents. Because 
of the recession and inflation of the 1970s and 
the "right to work" frauds today, union crafts- 
man are fighting an uphill battle against medio- 
crity, against inadequate housing, and against 
double-breasted subterfuges. 

PLACES— The 1980s have brought an influx of 
right-wing power manipulators into government 
and industry who have created crippling legis- 
lation and agency decisions which have set back 
the cause of all workers. The decisions rendered 
by the Reagan-appointed National Labor Rela- 
tions Board have, in many ways, stymied the 
union election process, collective bargaining, 
and rational grievance procedures. I need only 
cite the plight of our members who have been 
on strike against the Nord Door Co. for more 
than two years and our Lumber and Sawmill 
Workers who are victims of what appears to be 
an industry test case. 

In recent years there has grown up around us 
a whole industry of labor baiter and anti-union 
legal counsels who are only too eager to bust 
unions ... for a fee. Things have become so 
bad that the National Right to Work Committee 
has even complained because the Boy Scouts of 
America are allowing their troops to learn about 
labor through a simple merit-badge procedure. 

good news at the White House, last month, when 
it was learned that the unemployment rate in 
the United States had dropped a fraction of a 
point to 7%. Big deal! I remember when we 
used to give Richard Nixon hell when the un- 
employment level stood at 6% and when Con- 
gress passed the Humphrey-Hawkins Bill of 
1977, establishing 4% as an unemployment goal 
in the nation! 




A professor at the University of Southern 
Cahfomia predicted recently that robotic man- 
ufacturing will displace 4% of the U.S. workforce 
in the next 10 years. The government must 
prepare for this eventuaUty. As the United Auto 
Workers have commented in the past, robots 
don't buy cars. Jobless workers don't have 
purchasing power. 

This professor gave an example of how tech- 
nology eliminates middle class jobs in super- 
markets: "While most of the checkout people 
at supermarkets were adults in days past, the 
computerized cash register and scanner 'de- 
skilled' these jobs so that most of these positions 
are now held by inexperienced workers, often 
teenagers, who receive half the pay." 

resolved issue which we have to face in 1986 is 
the proposed cutting of social services under- 
written by federal and state governments — the 
trimming of the so-called safety nets for those 
in poverty, the disabled, the underprivileged, 
the health and welfare cases. It is proposed that 
many of these government services and federal 
fundings be eliminated in order to balance the 
federal budget. 

The Administration would have us believe 
that we can go back to the old days when charity 
began at home, when neighbors got together and 
pooled their limited resources to bury someone 
from their midst. 

Fortunately, or unfortunately, today is not 
like yesterday in many respects. The mobility 
of our society has created situations where 
neighbor does not know neighbor, and where a 
family is scattered from one end of the nation 
to another. 

I, for one, do not expect Uncle Sam to be my 
benevolent uncle who puts shoes on my feet and 
helps me out of my sickbed. Fortunately, I'm 
blessed with good health and good circum- 
stances. And I know that my fellow UBC mem- 
bers do not ask for charity or public support 
when they can make do for themselves, but 
there are mentally ill people turned out on the 
streets today for lack of funds for institutions, 
there are disabled persons unable to afford the 
high cost of medical care and the necessary 
mechanical devices. Our lawmakers must be 
compassionate in such cases, if we are to survive 
as a nation of free people. 

Our union will continue to aid the: oppressed 
and support worthy causes as best we can. I 
have been tremendously impressed and appre- 
ciative of the contributions made thus far to the 
Diabetes Research Institute, our current fund- 
raising effort. 

Nevertheless, if the federal budget must be 

cut, let our lawmakers look elsewhere: to the 
countless instances of porkbarrel legislation which 
buy votes but often do little public good. 

I hope I have not painted too bleak a picture 
of the new year for the young fellow with the 
hourglass. I do see signs of progress. I see 
President Reagan calling for tax reform, follow- 
ing the Democratic lead. I see a nationwide 
movement underway to "Buy American." I see 
some cooling off of the international arms race; 
I even see astronauts becoming construction 
workers in space, using a "cherry picker" for 
"high altitude" work while speeding along at 
thousands of miles per hour (ground speed). 

I see our union turning around in 1986, picking 
up new members in spite of decertifications and 
the delaying tactics of the union busters. I see 
our local unions and councils preparing for the 
decision-making activities of our 1986 General 
Convention next fall. 

If we keep working away at the job of over- 
coming the handicaps to progress I have listed, 
we should reach many of our goals in 1986. With 
that in mind, I wish you and yours a happy and 
prosperous new year. 

Patrick!. Campbell 
General President 


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"The trade unions are the legitimate outgrowth of modern 
societary and industrial conditions. . . . They were born of the 
necessity of workers to protect and defend themselves from 
encroachment, injustice and wrong. ... To protect the workers 
in their inalienable rights to a higher and better life; to protect 
them, not only as equals before the law, but also in their health, 
their homes, their firesides, their liberties as men, as workers. 

and as citizens; to overcome and conquer prejudices and antag- 
onism; to secure to them the right to life, and the opportunity to 
maintain that life; the right to be full sharers in the abundance 
which is the result of their brain and brawn, and the civilization 
of which they are the founders and the mainstay; to this the 
workers are entitled. ... The attainment of these is the glorious 
mission of the trade unions." 

—Samual Gompers, First President, American Federation of Labor 

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Growth or Stagnation? , 2 

Actual Unemployment Still Double Digits 5 

Young Families Spend on Necessities 7 

Building the Treasure Houses 8 

L-P Boycott Profile: Washington, Oregon 11 

Circus Wheels a Lost Art 12 

Children in Poverty 15 

Missing Children 15 

Diabetes Research Institute Contributions 21 

Job Safety and Health Update 26 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 10 

Labor News Roundup 14 

Local Union News 16 

We Congratulate 22 

Apprenticeship and Training 23 

Plane Gossip 28 

Retirees Notebook 29 

Consumer Clipboard: Stop Counterfeit Imports 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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The magnificent exhibit currently at 
the National Gallery of Art in the East 
Building, Washington, D.C., could not 
have happened without the talents of 
UBC members like Richard DeMarr, Lo- 
cal 132, who is shown on our cover 
creating a sculpture rotunda designed 
specifically to display many of the Greek 
and Roman busts that are a part of The 
Treasure Houses of Britain: 500 Years 
of Private Patronage and Art Collecting. 

DeMarr was one of 20 Brotherhood 
carpenters who transformed the sleek, 
modern, I.M. Pei-designed building into 
a series of 17 galleries evocative of Eng- 
lish country homes spanning 500 years. 
The open design of the building allowed 
the gallery's design team to create rooms 
specially around objects. It then fell to 
the carpenters to bring the designs to the 
gallery walls, floors, ceilings, and door- 
ways. Their tasks ranged from straight- 
forward installations of moldings and 
paneling to major construction efforts 
such as the rotunda. The dome-ceilinged 
room's simple shape belies the challenges 
its archways, round niches, and door- 
ways raised during construction. 

The finished product can be seen in 
the smaller photo, taken just before the 
opening. Although most of the sculptures 
in the carefully designed niches are Ro- 
man copies of the Greek, the bust in the 
center of the photo, flanked by two urns, 
is a famous Aphrodite head attributed to 
Praxiteles which dates back to the fourth 
century. It is one of many special treas- 
ures in this collection of Britian's best. 

Cover photos by William SchaefferlNa- 
tional Gallery of Art. 

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The issues facing labor and government 
this year are complex and critical 

As each new year arrives, jour- 
nalists and public officials assure us 
that the months ahead are particu- 
larly critical, that this year is dif- 
ferent from all previous years. Very 
often they're wrong. 

This year, however, we are told 
by many reliable sources that cer- 
tain issues are coming to a head, 
and that decisions must be made in 
1986. These are some of the eval- 

NEW RECESSION?— According 
to one management newsletter, the 
risk of another recession is growing. 
However, the newsletter com- 
ments, slow economic expansion is 
more likely. A year of sub-par busi- 
ness growth is what some analysts 
expect in 1986. 

Interest rates will reflect what 
many economists have termed 
"growth recession." They'll re- 
main, at least for the time being at 

single-digit levels for many car pur- 
chases and for many consumer goods 
and appliances. As an accompa- 
nying chart shows, the interest rates 
seem to be leveling off in some 
areas and even declining in others. 
There is cause for alarm in one 
particular area: the tremendous 
growth in so-called "plastic" pur- 
chases — the use of credit cards for 
every conceivable monetary trans- 
action, usually at high interest rates 
of 18% to 21%. Banks have found 
it more profitable to operate credit 
card systems than to make small 
consumer loans. It is a form of 
usury which must be checked, lest 
it bring the whole monetary system 
of North America down in an un- 
usual form of bankruptcy. Credit is 
increasing, while savings decline. 


year the U.S. Congress must come 
to grips with its do-or-die decision 

last December to drastically trim 
the Federal Budget. The Gramm- 
Rudman Bill, designed as a blue- 
print for the trimming, is one of the 
most far-reaching pieces of legis- 
lation in recent years. It has re- 
ceived mixed reactions from every 
element of our society, and some 
special interest groups are already 
howling. Basically what it says is 
that the Federal government must 
cut adrift many welfare programs, 
trim many so-called "pork-barrel" 
appropriations which help constit- 
uents of certain Senators and Con- 
gressmen, and inevitably it must 
trim the huge defense budget. There 
will be future shock in the trimming 
process, and the taxpayers know it 
but any application Gramm-Rud- 
man must take into account the 
rights of the working people. 

The Federal Budget affects every 
state and local budget in the United 
States, so this will be a case of 


"trickle down" economy which none 
of us Hke to consider. 


The foreign trade gap will grow 
narrower during the first half of 
1986, some economists predict, but 
it will do so at the price of more 
inflation. America's job-destroying 
trade deficit took a big leap in No- 
vember, sending 1985 into the rec- 
ord books with the most disastrous 
export-import imbalance in the na- 
tion's history. 

The November $13.7 billion trade 
gap was $2.2 billion higher than the 
previous month. A modest 3.5% 
gain in U.S. exports to other coun- 
tries was swamped by a 9.8% surge 
in imports. The $131.8 billion cu- 
mulative trade deficit for the first 
11 months of 1985 has already ex- 
ceeded the $123.3 billion deficit 
posted for all 12 months of 1984, 
which until now was the worst on 

American workers have felt the 
deficit and painfully — in the shrink- 
age of manufacturing jobs that kept 
the unemployment rate festering 
around 7% throughout what had 
been touted as a year of economic 

An AFL-CIO analysis warned that 
the continuing hemorrhage in for- 
eign trade, with plant closings, un- 
employment and lost income, "poses 
a serious threat to America's fu- 

Federation Economist Mark An- 
derson pointed out that no other 

nation would allow its trade balance 
to deteriorate so drastically. 

"The Reagan Administration must 
not be allowed to mortgage Amer- 
ica's future," he warned. In the 
absence of presidential leadership, 
Anderson stressed, "it is essential 
that Congress assert leadership to 
reduce the trade deficit, address the 
special problems of the most seri- 
ously damaged industries and shape 
trade law to reflect international 

The U.S. trade deficit with Can- 
ada, America's largest trading part- 
ner, went against the trend and 
dipped slightly to $1 .98 billion. This 
year a special task force will work 
to modify U.S. and Canadian eco- 
nomic relations, which will even- 
tually ease trade problems in North 


A battle over funding the cleanup 
of toxic waste dumps was left un- 
resolved at the adjournment of the 
first session of Congress and was 
resumed after the House and Senate 
reconvened last month. 

The controversy sidetracked final 
passage of a budget reconciliation 
bill that also included two other 
labor-supported measures — an ex- 
tension of the trade adjustment as- 
sistance program for workers whose 
jobs are wiped out by imports and 
a rise in the single-employer pen- 
sion insurance program. 

Left unresolved was the means 
of replenishing the "superfund" set 

up five years ago to finance cleanup 
of toxic waste where the responsi- 
ble party cannot be identified or is 

A House-passed bill would fund 
the program for another five years 
primarily from taxes on petroleum 
and chemical producers, the chief 
sources of the nation's toxic con- 
tamination. That's how the program 
has been funded, although the $1.2 
billion allocated for the first five 
years proved grossly inadequate. 
The House-passed measure would 
have raised $10 billion for the su- 

The Senate, by contrast, had 
bowed to the wishes of the petro- 
chemical industry and voted to fi- 
nance a $7.5 billion program in large 
part through a broad-based tax on 

Opponents, including the AFL- 
CIO, protested that this would 
amount to a national sales tax. The 
House had rejected such a broad- 
based tax. 

The rival funding plans became 
a source of controversy for the 
reconciliation budget aimed at re- 
ducing the deficit. That's the catch- 
all bill combining the legislative 
recommendations of various 
congressional committees to com- 
ply with the spending ceilings Con- 
gress adopted last spring. 

A House-Senate conference in- 
cluded in the final version of the 
deficit-reduction bill the Senate's 
manufacturing tax, while accepting 

Continued on page 4 

How interest 
rates cut 
into your 

The chart at right shows how interest rates 
have changed in five years. Credit card 
interests rates — which almost all of us pay 
now — are not coming down. 

We should make our protests regarding 
credit-card interest known at this time. 

Demand that your credit cards charge 
interest which is closer to the inflation rate — 
now under 4% a year. 

Billions of dollars have gone to line the 
pockets of credit card companies and banks — 
because of these huge interest rates. 


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the higher House figure for the cost 
of the program. 

The Senate approved the recon- 
ciliation package, but the House by 
a bipartisan 205-151 vote deleted 
the manufacturing tax and sent the 
measure back to the Senate. The 
back-and-forth routine continued, 
stalling the adjournment schedule, 
until the measure was sent back to 
conference for a new try in the 
second session. 

TAX REFORM?— Changes in the 
tax laws can become big political 
footballs in 1986, but many Wash- 
ington watchers predict a final OK 
of a tax reform bill by Congress late 
in 1986, maybe in time for the No- 
vember elections. It will probably 
have to be a bill which President 
Reagan can and will sign to cap off 
the legislative attainments of his 
second term in office. 

If a tax bill is passed, it will 
probably have an effective date of 
January 1, 1987, and it may peg top 
tax rates at around 38%. The min- 
imum tax may be increased, closing 
loopholes for the rich. State and 
local tax deductions may stay, and 
income averaging may come to an 
end. Businesses are expected to 
lose some investment credits and 
some depreciation breaks. But don't 
rule out a separate tax hike of one 
form or another later to help the 
deficit cutters cope with Gramm- 
Rudman budget-balancing efforts. 


Unemployment remains a serious 
problem in North America, despite 
recent drops in percentages. We 
still have a long way to go before 
we are down to the 4% unemploy- 
ment rate considered normal by the 
Humphrey-Hawkins Bill of more 
than a decade ago. 

We are told that management 
will, in many instances, change its 
methods of dealing with the work- 
force. Many corporations will "in- 
novate, automate, and consoli- 
date." More companies will opt for 
a tough, pared-down operation this 
year, says the Research Institute of 
America. General Motors will set 
the pace when it revamps its cor- 
porate wage policies. Merit pay will 
replace cost-of-living hikes for 
110,000 white collar workers, the 
institute predicts. 


one who believes that American 
workers are not hard workers will 
find themselves in sharp disagree- 
ment with most of America's lead- 
ing executives. 

According to a just-released sur- 
vey by Robert Half International, 
a large recruiting firm, nearly 9 out 
of 10 of the people who run some 
of America's largest corporations 
describe today's average American 
worker as industrious. 

Of course, they don't say that 
when they get to the contract bar- 
gaining table, but we know it to be 

Half International contends that 
"American workers are, too often, 
unjustly maligned, especially when 
compared to their counterparts in 
some other highly industrialized 

The Research Institute of Amer- 
ica states that worker performance 
and involvement in more company 
activities are keys to boosting pro- 
ductivity even more than it was in 
1985. That means fewer middle 
managers while more plant workers 
take on added responsibilities. Ford 
Motor Company aims to cut 20,000 
from its rolls, we are told, and these 
will be mostly white collar middle 

Leaner hiring practices are antic- 
ipated and more use of temporary 
workers. At-home computer work- 
ers will grow in number, according 
to predictions. John Naisbitt, au- 
thor of the best-selling Megatrends, 
predicts that homes, offices, and 
factories will change the way North 
Americans work and live in 1986 
because of the tremendous growth 
in computer usage. If this be true, 
it will mean additional challenges 
to union organizers and union rep- 

North Amencan management will 
be watching the growing number of 
Japanese-managed firms operating 
in this hemisphere, particularly 
studying their relations with labor 
unions and with individual workers. 
Japan's paternalistic methods may 
not work with independent Ameri- 
can workers, although Japanese 
production and sales methods are 
highly successful. 

Recently, Komatsu, a Tokyo- 
based manufacturer of construction 
machinery, took over a plant in 
northeast England that was closed 

by Caterpillar Tractor in 1984. The 
Japanese firm will invest over $14 
million in the factory, which was 
acquired from the local county 
council, and expects to be making 
hydraulic excavators and wheeled 
loaders at the site by the end of 

Under an agreement signed in 
December with the U.K. Depart- 
ment of Trade and Industry (DTI), 
Komatsu will receive about $1.7 
million in assistance from the Brit- 
ish government as well as regional 
development grants. The factory is 
located in Birtley, Tyne and Wear, 

Target output for the plant is 2400 
earthmovers by 1988. At least 80% 
of the machinery will be destined 
for export, primarily to other Eu- 
ropean countries. Over 270 jobs will 
be created in the first two years of 

Komatsu (UK) Ltd., the wholly- 
owned British subsidiary, expects 
to tap U.K. suppliers for 60% of 
the components used in the ma- 
chinery. The firm says the local 
content figure will rise to 70% by 
1988 and to 80% by 1991. 

Over 50% of the plant's capital 
equipment will be from local sources 
as well. 


U.S. industry will have a better 
year in 1986, the U.S. Department 
of Commerce has predicted, with 
80% of the nation's manufacturing 
companies expected to enjoy growth, 
while the country's dominant serv- 
ice industries increase their profits. 
The Commerce Department, in re- 
leasing its forecast of U.S. business 
prospects, said that growth in 1986, 
while not up by a spectacular mar- 
gin from 1985, will be at least more 
uniform, with the gap between the 
fastest growing companies and the 
also-rans narrowing. 

In Canada, we are told, there is 
hope for an expanded economy un- 
der the new Monroney government. 
Labor Canada, a division of the 
federal Department of Labor, re- 
ported recently that unionized 
workers are enjoying shorter work 
weeks, increased vacation benefits, 
and more provision for maternity 
leave. Wages still lag in many areas. 
Foreign capital is flowing into Can- 
ada, as it is doing in the United 



States, and worker organizations 
must keep an eye on business de- 
velopments resulting from this in- 
flux to assure union representation 
at all new manufacturing installa- 

There are still employment prob- 
lems created by the large number 
of young people entering the job 
market each year, and the educa- 
tion system will get some over- 
hauling to prepare young people for 

more skilled occupations. 

The good life in North America 
is still elusive for most of us but, 
generally speaking, Americans and 
Canadians are at least expected to 
hold their own in the year ahead. 

Actual Unemployment Still in Double Digits 

Much of America never recovered 
from the 1982 recession, and the real 
level of joblessness was at double-digit 
levels throughout 1985. 

That's the thrust of a report by the 
Full Employment Action Council and 
the Roosevelt Centennial Youth Proj- 
ect, titled "Three Years of Recovery: 
Where Are the Jobs?" 

It notes that the official unemploy- 
ment rate for 1985 — at 7.2% — was higher 
than the rate for all but six of the last 
35 years. 

Counting underemployed and dis- 
couraged workers as part of the labor 
force pushes the real jobless rate to 
13%, the study notes. But even using 
the lower official rate, blacks, Hispan- 
ics, teenagers, and women heads of 
families all experienced double-digit 

Among blacks, the 15.1% official rate 
for 1985 translates into 24.6% real un- 
employment, and the 10.5% Hispanic 
unemployment rate represents a real 
rate of 18.3%. 

Both the persistence and the nature 
of unemployment suggest the need for 
targeted government action, the report 
says. It urges "more adequate funding 
of existing programs such as the Job 
Training Partnership Act and the Job 
Corps," along with "resources for new 
initiatives" including community em- 
ployment programs, youth job projects 
and conservation activities. Instead, it 
notes, programs to deal with structural 
unemployment are being cut back and 
"the so-called recovery may continue 
to bypass millions of workers and their 

The report examines the "uneven and 
incomplete" recovery from the reces- 
sion. Employment in the service sector 
was up by 1 .8 million over the last year. 
But manufacturing-sector jobs dropped 
a further 173,000. 

"Since 1979, before the last two 
recessions, employment in the manu- 
facturing sector has dropped 1.6 mil- 
lion," the report shows. It cites the 

"serious implications for family living 
standards" because pay levels in the 
service sector average only two-thirds 
of manufacturing pay. 

Duration of unemployment is longer 
than before the last recession began, 
the study points out. At latest count, 
2.2 million persons had been out of 
work for 15 weeks or more, and 1.2 
million for 27 weeks or more. But only 
about one-third of the unemployed and 
just 1% of those out of work for more 
than six months were receiving unem- 
ployment compensation. 

The report shows that the real jobless 
rate was higher last October than in 
1979 in 39 states. The largest increases 
over that period were in West Virginia, 
Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missis- 
sippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Ar- 

Thirteen of the nation's 20 largest 
metropolitan areas also had higher real 
jobless rates. Houston, Cleveland, Chi- 
cago, and Pittsburgh posted the biggest 




A new U.S. Labor Department publication will 
make current wage determinations under the Davis- 
Bacon and related acts more accessible to anyone 
needing them, Susan R. Meisinger, Deputy Under 
Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, has 

The Davis-Bacon and related acts require that 
wage rates prevailing in an area be paid to workers 
on federally-funded construction contracts of $2,000 
or more. 

The Labor Department determines the prevailing 
wages for each craft and area for construction, al- 
teration, or repair work, including painting and deco- 
rating. Since 1971 it has published these general 
wage determinations in the Federal Register. 

Now this information will be available in a new 
publication, "General Wage Determinations Issued 
Under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts," obtain- 
able through the Government Printing Office. 

"This new procedure," Meisinger said, "began in 
January. It will replace the cumbersome and costly 
systems that have previously been used and make 
these wage determinations easily available to those 
who need them for inclusion in thousands of con- 
struction contracts." 

She said the new system will eliminate serious 
problems users have had in locating, interpreting, 
filing, and duplicating published general wage deter- 


Senator Alan J. Dixon (D-lll.) has introduced leg- 
islation designating May 25, 1986, as "Hands 
Across America Day." 

The legislation is intended to focus attention on a 
nationwide effort planned for next May to raise 
funds to combat hunger and homelessness. 

At 3 p.m. on May 25, more than three million 
people across the country are expected to join 
hands to connect both coasts after having contrib- 
uted between $10 and $35 each to help the na- 
tion's hungry and homeless. 

The ceremony will include the singing of "Amer- 
ica the Beautiful" and "We Are The World," which 
will be broadcast on radio stations across the coun- 
try. It is hoped that as much as $100 million will be 


Apparently it pays for corporations to cheat or 
knowingly violate the law because government reg- 
ulation is too weak or non-existent. 

That's the view of Professor Amitai Etzioni of 
George Washington University in Washington, D.C., 
as expressed in an op-ed article in the New York 
Times which began this way: 

"Do recent reports of check-kiting (E.F. Hutton), 
overcharging on defense contracts (General Dy- 
namics), failing to inform authorities of deaths to 
patients who took Oraflex (Eli Lilly), and employee 
deaths from cyanide poisoning (Film Recovery Sys- 
tems) involve only a few rotten apples, or is the 
corporate core corrupt? 

"The conventional wisdom is that these are iso- 
lated incidents, but my own survey suggests that 
roughly two-thirds of our 500 largest corporations 
have been involved to some extent in illegal behav- 
ior over the last 10 years. And once the public 
realizes the true scope of the problem, demands for 
a large-scale clean-up campaign, involving stricter 
enforcement and higher penalties, are sure to fol- 

Etzioni said one survey reported that a majority of 
retired executives conceded that "industry cannot 
regulate itself" and government regulation is re- 


During the 1985 session of Congress, five sena- 
tors introduced the Universal Child Immunization 
Act of 1986 (S. 1917), which would provide assist- 
ance to the international health community in pro- 
viding worldwide immunization to children against 
childhood diseases. 

Cosponsors include Senators Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) 
who sponsored the bill, Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.), 
Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Slade Gorton (R-Wash.) 
and Spark Matsunaga (D-Hawaii), said the bill ex- 
presses the will of Congress that the United States 
contribute to the ongoing effort to immunize all chil- 
dren by the year 1990. 

Four million children die annually from diseases 
such as polio, measles, whooping cough, diphthe- 
ria, tetanus, and tuberculosis — the same childhood 
ailments which have been effectively eradicated in 
developed countries through immunization pro- 
grams. The Senate recently appropriated $50 mil- 
lion for child survival activities through a resolution 
calling for universal access to immunization by 
1990 and accelerated efforts to eradicate childhood 


The National Labor Relations Board has deter- 
mined that posting an unflattering description of a 
"scab" following a labor dispute in which workers 
crossed a picket line is protected activity. After re- 
moval from an employee bulletin board of an article 
(short story writer Jack London's "Definition of a 
Scab") by the company, the Board ruled it unlawful 
removal. The notice portrayed a "scab" as a "two- 
legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water- 
logged brain, and a combination backbone made of 
jelly and glue." 


Young Jamilies are spending their money 
on necessities . . . not Yuppie pleasures 

Congressional committee reports on the baby-boom generation 

The media has made much of the 
Yuppie, the acronym for Young, 
Upwardly-mobile Professional. The 
stereotypical have-it-all Yuppie 
drives a BMW, drinks imported 
ChabUs, owns a luxury condo and 
a state-of-the-art stereo, wears 
Gucci shoes, and eats out regularly 
at upscale restaurants. 

Boosted by Madison Avenue and 
Hollywood, the Yuppie has be- 
come so ingrained in American 
popular mythology that he or she 
has almost become synonymous 
with the postwar "baby boom" 
generation, usually defined as 
those 78 million Americans born 
between 1946 and 1964. 

However, a study released re- 
cently by the congressional Joint 
Economic Committee (JEC) punc- 
tures the myth of a Yuppie major- 
ity. Sure, Yuppies exist and 
they're more visible in their expen- 
sive imported cars and pricy res- 
taurants than their less affluent 
counterparts. Still, they're by no 
means typical of their generation, 
the study points out. 

In 1984 the typical young Ameri- 
can family consisted of a husband 

and wife and a pre-teenage child, 
the study said. Fewer than half of 
these couples, aged 25-34, owned 
their homes. Their combined pre- 
tax income totaled $25,157, 
"hardly enough to buy a BMW 
and eat out regularly. If this is the 
case, what are young families 
spending their money on? The an- 
swer comes as no surprise to those 
families: basic necessities," the re- 
port said. 

The baby boom generation, it 
said, "has experienced a dramatic 
dechne in its ability to pursue the 
conventional American dream: a 
home, financial security, and edu- 
cation for their children." 

In the decades prior to the 
1970s, young people rightly ex- 
pected to live better than their par- 
ents, the report noted, adding, 
"Such is not now the case. A 
father-son example illustrates this 
dramatically." It showed that a 
young man who left home in the 
1950s or 1960s could expect by age 
30 to be earning a third more in 
inflation-adjusted dollars than his 
father did when the young man 
lived at home. 

But today, a 30-year-old man is 

making about 10% less in real 
earnings than his father did when 
the young man left home, the re- 
port said. "The fact that the man's 
father owns a house with easy 
mortgage payments only sharpens 
the contrast in their economic sta- 
tus," it added. 

In 1973 the average 30-year-old 
earned $23,580 in inflation-adjusted 
1984 dollars. By 1983, that figure 
had dropped to $17,520 in real dol- 
lars, a 26% decline. Average family 
income in this age group fell 14% 
during this decade despite a large 
increase in two-earner households, 
the study said. 

To purchase a median price 
home in 1973, the average 30-year- 
old would have had to spend 21% 
of his gross monthly earnings on 
mortgage payments. By 1983 he or 
she would have had to spend 44%, 
which usually puts homeownership 
out of reach. "That is despite the 
fact that today fewer than half of 
all new housing units are detached 
single-family dwellings as com- 
pared with more than 60% in the 
1970s" the report said. 

Continued on Page 36 


With Ihe mural at the opening of the exhibit behind him. Bob Jones of Local 1590. Washington. D.C.. cuts a large, arch-shaped piece 
of plexiglass to be installed on the front of a display case. 

Dutch Holland. Local 132. Washington, D.C.. and Harold 
Lida. Local 1694. apply a velvet covering to the plywood 
shelves of a display case which will hold a magnificent array 
of silver. Photo by Wm. SchaefferlNational Gallery of Art. 

The fireplace below represents no particular fireplace, but 
the spirit of 1 7th century house style. Dick Yates, Local 
132, Washington, D.C., gives his work a final inspection 
before it is moved into place for the display of 14 pieces of 
Chinese porcelain, right. Photos by Wm. Schaeffer/National 
Gallery of Art. 

The Job foreman. Randy Payne, Local 132, Washington, D.C., 
is shown on the upper level of the East Building working on 
the exhibit sales area while Tom Piddington. Local 1665. Alex- 
andria, Va., insert, works downstairs in the exhibit shop. 


Building the 

Treasure Houses' 

For The Treasure Houses of Britain. ■ 
Five Hundred Years of Private Patron- 
age and Art Collecting, the current 
exhibit at the National Gallery of Art 
in Washington, D.C., UBC members 
have transformed a light and airy 20th 
century building into a series of 17 
galleries representing English country 
houses from 1485 to 1985, including a 
dark Tudor castle and a romanesque 
rotunda. The result is a magnificent 
showcase for an exhibit of this scope — 
it features over 800 priceless objects 
from over 200 treasure houses. 

J. Carter Brown, gallery director; 
Gervase Jackson-Stops, exhibit cura- 
tor; Gaillard Revenel, gallery design 
chief; and Mark Leithauser, assistant 
chief of design, chose to create a chron- 
ological series of typical rooms, or parts 
of rooms, as the most effective way to 
showcase the treasures. Rather than 
attempt to recreate specific rooms ex- 
actly, the team designed each gallery 
as representative of a period after view- 
ing paintings, and touring the houses 
themselves, and based on their histor- 
ical knowledge of architecture. Various 
elements appropriate to each period 
were included to evoke the presence of 
a British country home. 

One of the more precise recreations 
is the Jacobean Long Gallery, which 
duplicates the door of a castle, the 
windows of another famous home, and 
the ceiling, molding, and room colors 

glitter and increased excitement to the 

Mounting the exhibition cost over 
four million dollars, part of which was 
covered by a grant from the Ford Motor 
Co. But funding was only one hurdle 
the planners had to overcome in their 
transformation of the two top floors of 
the gallery's East Building. Brown, 
Jackson-Stops, Ravenel, and Leithau- 
ser made countless trans- Atlantic flights 
to visit the homes of hundreds of United 
Kingdom aristocrats and ask permis- 
sion to borrow their treasures (over 
90% of the owners said yes), to inspect 
the objects and ensure that they were 
in good enough condition to withstand 
the travel, and to coordinate the place- 
ment of each object and the flow of 
each room. In most cases the objects 
could not leave Britain until late sum- 
mer because their owners allow paying 
visitors to tour the homes as a means 
of raising the funds needed to maintain 

Many of the items are over 500 years 
old, and some even date back to ancient 
Greek and Roman times. Some had 
never before left the homes, and others 
had never even been moved. Crating, 
shipping, and insuring the objects were 
primary concerns, and what of the dif- 
ference in climate — especially the warm, 
dry air found in the gallery? Dry heat 
would cause irreparable damage to the 
Van Dyck, Rembrant, and Velazquez 
Continued on Page 36 

These three photos show the same room, The Waterloo Gallery. The intricate 
molding, cornices, and columns are highlighted in the photo at bottom left, 
which also details the careful spacing of the dentil molding as it turns the 
corners. At top left is a photo showing an overview of the room with work in 
progress, including the humidifying ducts waiting to be installed. The finished 
room is shown in the photo below. Photos at top left and below by Wm. 
Schaeffer/ National Gallery of Art. 

of a portrait of the Countess of Arundel. 
This portrait hangs in the room to em- 
phasize the similar features. Another 
room that imitates a painting found on 
one of its walls is the Dutch Cabinet. 
(Cabinet means a small room.) 

Not your typical carpentry job, work- 
ing at the gallery is full of challenges 
and surprises. Corning Construction 
Corp. of Beltsville, Md., has a contract 
with the gallery to keep four or five 
carpenters employed in the exhibit shop 
full time, year round. Their shop is 
located below the exhibition areas and 
is fully equipped to handle almost any- 
thing they need to create an exhibition. 
For the Treasure Houses exhibit. As- 
sociated Builders of Hyattsville, Md., 
was brought in to help, bringing to 20 
the number of UBC members on the 
project. Working with the gallery staff 
is very demanding as they insist upon 
consistent, high quality work, and peo- 
ple who can accept the job's challenges 
and demands. 

The UBC's quality people, all affili- 
ated with the Washington, D.C., and 
Vicinities District Council, began the 
heavy construction work in June of 
1985, completing it in time for the show's 
November 3 opening, five months later. 
On November 9, the exhibit's patrons, 
Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles 
and Princess Diana, visited the gallery 
for black-tie opening festivities, adding 




Last summer a new Act respecting occupational 
accidents and diseases went into effect in Quebec. 
Long hoped for by parties interested in the work 
environment, the Bill is a sizeable reform of almost 
600 sections. It constitutes an important landmark 
in the development of occupational health and 
safety, making Quebec a frontrunner in North Amer- 
ica with regard to the compensation of occupational 
accident victims. 

Bill 42 considerably changes the regulations re- 
garding compensation. Medical aspects of the sys- 
tem have been removed from the control of the 
Commission de sante et de securite du travail du 
Quebec. The injured worker chooses his own physi- 
cian and hospital. The attending physician rules on 
the payment date. In return, nevertheless, he must 
provide a more complete file to the CSST on his 
patient, but he is now paid to do so. 

In addition, the new method of compensation re- 
places the lifetime pension with a mixed formula, a 
revenue replacement indemnity and a fixed annuity 
to compensate for bodily damages. "Thus a major 
legislative flaw is corrected, which has prevailed up 
until now in the area of compensation; under the 
previous system small disabilities were over-com- 
pensated and major disabilities under-compen- 
sated," explains Robert Sauve, president and gen- 
eral manager of the CSST. The new system is 
more just for everyone, in the opinion of the Em- 
ployers Council. 

However, for the unions, the question of compen- 
sation constitutes the main stumbling block to Bill 
42. "On this aspect we have not yet reached our 
objective," says Robert Bouchard, of the Quebec 
Federation of Labour. "Ideally, we would have liked 
the principles of compensation which have pre- 
vailed until now to be wholly transferred into Bill 42. 
The problem with the present bill is the concept of 
suitable employment. There has been a great strug- 
gle to obtain a clearer and more specific definition 
of suitable employment which would allow us to say 
that a particular worker cannot be integrated into a 
job called suitable considering his physical or men- 
tal abilities. Unfortunately, this idea has remained 
quite vague! It will certainly complicate the exercise 
of the right to return to work which we mean to 
have respected at any cost." 


Hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers may 
be forced to stop smoking on the job after a federal 
labor adjudicator, in a landmark decision, declared 
second-hand tobacco smoke a dangerous sub- 

The decision could revolutionize the Canadian 
workplace, moving this country a giant step closer 
to the smoke-free office, health and labor spokes- 
men said recently. 

Though researchers have said for some time that 
second-hand smoke may cause cancer, this is the 
first time the link has been recognized by a labor 

The decision will immediately give 870,000 Cana- 
dian public service workers a precedent for de- 
manding protection from tobacco smoke in the 

In the longer term, the decision may serve as a 
precedent for virtually every unionized worker in 
Canada because it stipulates that keeping workers 
free from tobacco smoke is a basic principle of 
safety in the workplace. 


In introducing Bill C-90, Ottawa has moved close 
to the finish line of the decade-long trudge toward 
reform of Canada's retirement income system. 

Called the Pension Benefits Standards Act 1985, 
the bill's main impact on company pension plans 
will be to improve pension portability, to bolster 
women's pensions and remove sex discrimination, 
and to extend coverage to part-time workers. The 
changes take effect in 1987. 


The federal minimum wage, now the lowest in the 
country at $3.50 an hour, will be raised to $4 in 
May — the first increase in four years, Labor Minister 
Bill McKnight has announced. 

McKnight also announced that the government 
will abolish the separate youth minimum wage, now 
$3.25 an hour, making the $4 rate applicable to all 
employees when the change takes effect. 

"This increase not only reflects the government's 
commitment to an equitable minimum wage but 
also brings the federal minimum wage more into 
harmony with rates in other jurisdictions," he added 
in a statement. 

McKnight estimated earlier this year that only 
about 2,500 of approximately 600,000 workers 
within federal jurisdiction currently earn the mini- 
mum wage. 

Federal jurisdiction includes industries such as 
banking, shipping, air transport, broadcasting, rail- 
ways, grain elevators, and pipelines. 

The new federal wage will compare with the fol- 
lowing rates: Newfoundland $4, Nova Scotia $4, 
Prince Edward Island $4, New Brunswick $3.80, 
Quebec $4, Ontario $4, Manitoba $4.30, Saskatch- 
ewan $4.50, Alberta $3.80, British Columbia $3.65, 
Northwest Territories $4.25, and Yukon $4.25. 



Locals and Councils Urged to 'Adopt' L-P Strikers 

There are approximately 500 strikers 
picketing the Louisiana-Pacific Corpo- 
ration after two years of hardship and 
struggle, and they need financial assist- 
ance to provide for their basic needs and 
the needs of their families. 

General President Patrick J. Campbell 
has issued a plea to all UBC local unions 
and councils throughout North America 
to "adopt a striker," so that the fight 
against L-P will ultimately defeat the 
company's blatant attempt at union bust- 
ing in the forest products industry. 

"If your local or council can help 
support one of these workers at $100 a 
week or half or a quarter of this amount 

on a weekly basis, please help out," 
Campbell declared in his appeal for as- 
sistance. "I'd appreciate hearing from 
everyone. To those who have given their 
time and financial support to the struggle 
against L-P, I ask your continued sup- 
port. To those who have not yet given, 
now is the time. I am well aware that a 
weekly financial commitment will be a 
burden for many, because these are not 
the best of times in most areas. But in 
this Brotherhood, we must be our broth- 
er's keeper, even if it hurts a little." 

Campbell noted that the L-P boycott 
and the strike effort has already exacted 
a heavy price from the company. 

"When this strike began, L-P's 
spokesperson publicly stated that in a 
perfect world they would like to 'return 
to the work ethics of the 20s and the 
30s.' As trade unionists, we cannot let 
any major employer succeed in such 
efforts to turn back the clock on working 
men and women." 

Campbell stated that we must continue 
this fight for justice for ourselves and for 
future generations of workers in the for- 
est products industry. Last month, the 
United Brotherhood expanded its boy- 
cott to include home builders who use 
L-P products in their construction proj- 

Boycott Profile: 

Local 2845 members, from left, Rusty Anderson, Tim Jensen, 
Richard Osborn, and John Svicarovich conduct boycott hand- 
billing at Fred Meyer in Forest Grove, Ore. 

Local 1746 members, front row, from left, Jim Hamilton, Don 
Fletcher, Liz DiStael. Marlene Marcon, Carol Sampson, Dave 
Campbell and Doug Patterson join, back row, from left. Brad 
Witt of the Western Council LPIW, UBC Representative Mark 
Furman, and Local 1120 Financial Secretary Larry Hodgin, in 
preparing for recent handbilling at Fred Meyer. 

Brotherhood members in the heart of 
the L-P strike territory have been con- 
ducting regular boycott activity since 
the boycott's inception, under the di- 
rection of 7th District Board Member 
Paul Johnson. Members from the Se- 
attle and Tacoma District Councils in 
Washington, along with the Oregon State 
and Willamette Valley District Councils 
and affiliates of the Western Council, 
have been active boycott participants 
in L-P's home territory. The boycott's 
impact has been impressive, as two 
years of activity has produced a lengthy 

Survey local homebuilding 
projects for L-P products 

Please begin to monitor residential con- 
struction projects in your area to see if L-P 
wood products, particularly L-P waferboard, 
are being used. If such homebuilding projects 
are identified, please notify the General Pres- 
ident, and appropriate action will be taken. 

list of retailers that have dropped L-P 

Area boycott activities are being co- 
ordinated by UBC Representative Marc 
Furman and have focused on lumber 
retailers in the area, including Fred 
Meyer, B & I Lumber, Parr Lumber 
Co., Copeland Lumber, and Henry Ba- 
con Lumber Co. Fred Meyer, with 
twenty stores located in the Portland 
and Seattle areas, is the primary target 
for boycott handbilling at present. A 
Labor Board charge filed by Fred Meyer 
against the UBC handbilling was re- 
cently dismissed and intensified boycott 
action is planned. 

In addition to the boycott handbilling, 
UBC members in the area have engaged 
in numerous other strike support activ- 
ities. Picketing of L-P sponsored Davis 
Cup tennis matches and a stock ana- 
lysts' meeting at which L-P's Chairman 
Harry Merlo spoke was conducted, and 
several demonstrations have been co- 
ordinated at L-P's corporate headquar- 
ters in Portland, Ore. 

Handbill developed by our Washington-Or- 
egon members and distributed at the L-P- 
sponsored Davis Cup Tennis Tournament. 



I^H^^XjO . . . nearly a lomi ai4 

by Kiri Olson 

Ornately designed and lavishly pcdnted 
wagon wheels were a colorful part of 
circus parades. In addition to their bril- 
liance, they were extremely heavy and 
built of fine quality wood to withstand 
all of the rigors. Today, the fabrication, 
let alone the sight, of steel-rimmed 
wooden circus wheels is very rare. 

A century ago, wagon builders bought 
their wheels from companies that spe- 
cialized in making them. At that time, 
a wheel would cost about $100.00. Beggs 
Wagon Co. of Kansas City, Mo., ad- 
vertised, "All sizes of sunbursts on 
short notice. Nicely carved. Furnished 
in the white or completely painted ready 
to put on." The best known circus 

wheel manufacturer was St. Mary's 
Wheel & Spoke Co. of St. Mary's, Ohio 
who advertised in 1922, "The Circus 
boys are ready for a busy season! Are 

J. C. White was the superintendent 
of the St. Mary's Wheel & Spoke Co., 
while his father, Thomas A. White, was 
president and general manager from 
1890 to 1936. In his book. Circus Bag- 
gage Stock, C. P. Fox recounts J. C. 
White's explanation of how the massive 
circus wheels were made: "The hubs 
were always made of elm because of 
its toughness. After they were turned 
and mortised to fit the flanges, the 
spokes were driven into the hub blocks. 

then the Sarven flanges were pressed 
on hydraulically. The spokes were white 
oak and were turned to desired diameter 
and mortised to fit right in the hub. The 
other end of the spoke was tenoned to 
fit the felloe. Before the assemblying, 
the spokes were sanded and finished. 
They were also grooved for the Vi^-inch 
panels that were inserted between the 
spokes. The spokes were then driven 
into the hub, filed, sanded, and finished 
in the center of the wheel. The panels 
were then glued in place before the 
felloes were applied. The felloes were 
white oak. (The panels mentioned were 
for sunburst wheels used on parade 

This set of wheels, axles, axle nuts, and skeins, right, are fresh out 
of the Beggs factory. All circus wheels revolve on tapered friction 
bearings. They usually had 16 spokes and sometimes 18, as com- 
pared to 14 on farm or commercial wagons. Spokes up to two inches 
in diameter were made of second-growth hickory, while larger spokes 
were made of second-growth white oak. Wheels cost between $75 
and $125 each, with $20 extra to "sunburst" them. The Beggs Wa- 
gon Company also manufactured baggage, cage, and parade wagons 
for many circuses. 

The power of a horse when pulling a load is developed in the hind 
quarters. Far right, a heavy stringer wagon is in obvious difficulty. 
The show and date of this photo are unknown, but the show is 
probably Ringling in the 1920s. (Photos and captions from Circus 
Baggage Stock by C.P. Fox.) 



"All wood used was air-dried in open 
sheds for about two years before using. 
After this the billets were dried to about 
4% moisture content in the dry kilns. 
The dish was built into the wheels by 
the angle we put on the tennon that 
was driven into the hub. 

"The steel tire was shrunk on the 
wheel as a last step. When finished, the 
wheels were dipped in linseed oil." 

Some of the first circus wheels had 
a circular fan of scrolled and painted 
wood fastened to the outside of the 
spokes. These wheels were dazzling 
but quite vulnerable to damage, espe- 
cially as circus wagons became heavier 
and more massive. So the wheel dec- 
oration was changed, and triangular 
pine inserts were placed between the 
spokes, forming a sunburst pattern. 

The wide edge of the triangular web 
was fluted. These webs were painted 
red, starting from the point of the web, 
turning gradually to orange and then to 
yellow. When the wheel rolled, it re- 
sembled a sunburst. The felloes, spokes 
and hub were usually painted white 
with red, green, yellow, or blue detail. 

Making a steel-rimmed wooden wheel 
was a long, painstaking process. First, 
the wheel size had to be determined by 
the weight the wagon would haul. They 
ranged from 28" to 52" in diameter. 
Then, the fabrication could begin. There 
were three major components to the 
wooden wheel: the felloes, spokes, and 
hub. The felloes, which formed the 
circumference of the wheel, were usu- 
ally made of two or more oak sections. 
Depending on the diameter, the spokes 
were made out of oak or hickory. Their 
size was determined by the circumfer- 
ence and tread width of the wheel. 
Circus wheels were generally 16 or 18- 
spoked. Some wheels had wooden hubs. 
Other, better-made wheels had steel 
Sarven Patent hubs. After all of the 
components were made, the completed 
wheel was dipped in hot linseed oil. 

The width of the rim, or tire, was 
generally from 2" to 8" and it was Vi" to 
1" thick. To form the tire, hot rolled 
steel of proper width and thickness was 

roUed to the correct diameter and welded . 
The tire was placed in a blazing fire for 
expansion. When it reached the right 
temperature, the tire was removed with 
hook poles. 

The next step, which proved the 
accuracy of the wheelwright's work, 
was to place the tire over the wood 
wheel. If the fit was tight, a sledge 
hammer was used to force the red hot 
tire over the wheel. This had to be done 
quickly so the felloe would not ignite. 

Then, water was poured over the hot 
metal to start the shrinking process. It 
was very important that this step be 
done evenly for uniform shrinkage. The 
wheel could also be placed in a tank of 
water to cool. After it dried, the wheel 
was painted and placed on an axle of a 
wagon, ready to carry tons of weight. 

With the advent of pneumatic tires 
in the 1930s and 1940s, steel-rimmed 
wooden wheels became scarce. The 
nostalgic, rumbling sounds from the old 
wooden wheels would appear to be gone 
forever. The Circus World Museum in 
Baraboo, Wise, however, brings back 
these familiar old circus sounds daily. 
The museum is built on the original 
winter quarters of the Ringling Bros. 
Circus (1884-1918). The Ringlings got 
their start in Baraboo, their hometown. 
Nearly all 160 of the museum's antique 
circus wagons, the world's largest col- 
lection, rest on steel-rimmed wooden 

The museum also features a historic 
wheelwright's shop display. "We have 
tried to establish a working shop of the 
skilled craftsmen who made and re- 
paired ornate circus wagon wheels years 
ago," says Jim Williams, the museum's 
display director. "Visitors can observe 
their tools and work." The exhibit, 
housed in part of the historic Ringling 
Elephant Barn, is divided into several 
work areas for smithwork, painting, and 
repair. There are also hundreds of 
spokes, hubs, felloes, and completed 
wheels on display, as well as some hand 
made tools and a historic Ringling hippo 
den ready to have new wheels. Visitors 
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Before a steel tire could be made, 
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Labor News 

Poll shows many 
young workers 
want unions 

Labor's critics often gleefully point to 
figures that show that six out of seven 
young workers don't belong to a union, 
claiming that this proves unions are old- 
hat to growing groups of workers. But 
when those young workers are quizzed 
on their attitudes toward unions, they 
tell a different story. 

A recent Harris poll revealed that four 
out of ten non-union workers under the 
age of 35 say they would vote for a union 
if they had the chance. In comparison, 
only one out of four non-union workers 
over 50 years old feels the same way. 

When full-time workers were asked 
what they think is the impact of unions 
on the well-being of working people to- 
day, nearly half of those aged 18 to 29 
(46%) said unions help. Younger work- 
ers, reports the survey, are more likely 
to feel unions help than older workeres 

■ do. 
When they actually have a chance to 
vote union, however, those good inten- 
tions don't always translate into votes. 
Modem labor law has become so weak 
that it no longer protects workers' rights 
to free elections for union representa- 
tion — those days, managements can de- 
lay the vote, decide who's eligible to 
vote, fire workers, threaten them and 

■ twist their arms in ways that would have 
been practically unheard-of and certainly 
illegal thirty and forty years ago. 

Retirees' earning 
exemption increases 
in 1986 change 

Beginning last month, the amount re- 
tirees under U.S. Social Security can 
earn and still receive full benefits rose a 
few hundred dollars. 

The 1986 annual exempt amount for 
people 65 and over is now $7,800, up 
from $7,320 in 1985. The 1986 exempt 
amount for retired persons under 65 is 
now $5,760, up from $5,400 in 1985. 

A person whose earnings do not exceed 
the annual exempt amount will receive 
all benefits due for the year. Benefits are 
reduced $1 for each $2 of earnings above 
the exempt amount. This test does not 
apply once a person reaches 70. 

The amount of annual earnings needed 
to earn a quarter of coverage — the meas- 
ure of work credits under the law — is 
now $440 for 1986. up from $410 in 1985. 
In 1986, a worker will earn four quarters 
of coverage if his or her annual earnings 
are $1,760 or more. 

NLRB rules employer's 
ban on union 
sticker violates act 

A divided NLRB has ruled that an 
employer violated the Taft-Hartley Act 
by firing a construction worker who re- 
fused to remove union stickers from his 
company-issued hardhat. In a 2-1 deci- 
sion, the Board majority of Members 
Dennis and Johansen found that, in the 
absence of safety or production reasons 
for a ban on wearing a union insignia, 
the employee had a right to express his 
support for the union by placing stickers 
on his hardhat. 

In dissent, Chairman Dotson says the 
employer's ban on covering hardhats 
with union stickers should be upheld 
because the employees had "ample al- 
ternative methods" to express support 
for the union, such as wearing union T- 
shirts or placing a union insignia on 
personal belongings. 

Johnny Lambert was working as a 
crane operator for Malta Construction 
Company on a highway project south of 
Atlanta in 1983 when Local 926 of the 
Operating Engineers tried to organize 
Malta employees. To express his support 
for the union, Lambert placed union 
stickers on his crane and on his hardhat. 
When a supervisor ordered him to re- 
move the stickers, Lambert removed the 
stickers from his crane but not from his 
hardhat. After the supervisor warned 
Lambert he would be fired unless he 
removed the sticker and he still refused, 
the employee was fired for defacing com- 
pany property. The union filed charges 
with NLRB, 

Reversing an administrative law judge's 
ruling in favor of Malta. NLRB finds no 
special circumstances which override the 
employee's presumptive right to dem- 
onstrate union support by wearing union 
insignia. Malta argued that its orange 
hardhats were useful in distinguishing its 
emioyees on a muhi-employer worksite, 
but the Board finds no evidence that the 
stickers obscured the color of the hardhat 
or otherwise damaged the company's 
property. NLRB concludes that the em- 
ployer's ban on union insignia was not 
necessary "to maintain production or 
discipline, or to ensure safety." 

Rubber Workers 
adopts plan lor 
union-made tools 

At the United Rubber Workers Skilled 
Trades Conference held recently in St. 
Louis. Missouri, they adopted a recom- 
mendation to incorporate language in 
future contracts to include a provision 
for union-made tools. The provision states 
that "... the company will replace at 
no cost to the employee all worn, dam- 
aged or stolen tools, with American or 
Canadian, union-made tools depending 
on the plant location." 

Phony advertising 
solicitors working 
Washington State 

The Washington State Labor Council, 
AFL-CIO, has warned that bids appar- 
ently have been solicited for advertisers 
forfradulent directories, newspapers and 
annual reports purportedly connected to 
the council. The council said at least two 
recent incidents have occurred of tele- 
phone solicitations for advertising in phony 
publications misrepresented as being la- 

U.S. appeals court 
reverses Silkwood; 
wants new trial 

In a major disappointment for labor, 
the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, 
Colo, has reversed the $10,000,000 pu- 
nitive damage award against the Kerr- 
McGee Corp. in the Karen Silkwood 

Describing itself as reluctant to regard 
"... errors that permitted the jury to 
consider improper elements." the court 
called for a new trial. 

In a major dissent, however, one of 
the justices in the circuit pointed out that 
the first trial lasted II weeks and that 
forcing the case to a new trial was "atro- 

The justice said in his dissent that the 
other justices "... refused to face the 
general nature of this case. The truth 
is . . . that the treatment of Silkwood 
shook the entire nation. Her suffering 
and death will not soon be forgotten." 

The judge charged that the Kerr-McGee 
Company's arguments "do not justify 
either a reversal or a new trial. 

"The award for punitive damages is 
not all excessive in light of the needless 
and excessive injury," he wrote. 

"The evidence and verdict serve to 
call attention to the danger from the 
misuse of the material and its tragic 

Daniel Sheehan, the main attorney for 
the Silkwood estate, reported prepara- 
tions for a new trial are already under- 

Big gains made 
in South, lUD 
organizers report 

While most unions are having a difficult 
time attracting new members, organizers 
for the AFL-CIO Industrial Union De- 
partment are reporting a resurgence in 
union organizing success in the South. 
lUD's organizing department, which is 
based in Atlanta and has confined its 
activities to the South for the past several 
years, says thai through the first 10 months 
of 1985 it has participated in 32 repre- 
sentation elections, winning 25 to gain 
bargaining rights for more than 4,000 
workers and losing only three elections 
in units totaling 600 employees. 




. . .On The Rise 

The white house staff deserves high 
marks for manipulating public opinion 
into believing the President should get 
the credit whenever the sun comes out. 

When the Census Bureau recently 
reported that the number of people in 
poverty declined by 1 .8 million last year 
to 33.7 million, the White House called 
it a "triumph" for Reagan's economic 

What the White House staff ignored 
was the fact that the decline in the 
poverty rate to 14.4% followed five 
years of sharp increases in poverty. 
The Reagan recession, the deepest since 
the Great Depression of the 1930s, 
pushed the poverty rate to a record 
15.3% in 1983. 

The New York Times pointed out 
editorially that the poverty rate is still 
higher than when Reagan took office — 
"one step forward after two steps back." 

The bragging by the Administration 
seems premature with unemployment 
still in the 7% recession-level range after 
33 months of "recovery." Worse, some 
economists see signs of a recession 
shaping up, an event which will swell 
the numbers of poor in the absence of 
anti-poverty programs. 

One of the most distressing aspects 
of this supposed good news poverty 

report is that, for the tenth consecutive 
year, the gap between the number of 
children living in poverty and the rest 
of the population has widened. 

From 1970 to 1983, the poverty rate 
for children under 16 rose from 15.5% 
to 22.8%. Over the same period, the 
gap between the overall poverty rate 
and that for children grew from a 2.9% 
difference to a 7.5% difference. In 1984, 
the gap edged up again to 7.6% points, 
even though the poverty rate for that 
age group fell slightly to 22% 

For children under 18 years old, the 
poverty rate fell from 22.2% in 1983 to 
21.3% in 1984. The rate for white chil- 
dren fell from 17.5% to 16.5%. 

The rate for black children and His- 
panic children remained virtually un- 
changed at 46.5% and 39%, respec- 

For children under the age of six, the 
poverty rate was even higher — 24% in 
1984, which was a drop of 1% over the 
year. Black children in this age group 
were poor at the record rate of 51.1%, 
up from 49.4% in 1983. 

According to Michael R. Lemov, ex- 
ecutive director of the Food Research 
and Action Center, "The United States 
remains the only industriahzed nation 
in the world where children make up 

the largest segment of the poverty pop- 

In a report analyzing the data on 
poverty among children, FRAC warned: 
"Children are the largest group of poor 
Americans; they are the victims of an 
economic generation gap that threatens 
our ability to substantially reduce the 
level of poverty in America for a new 
class of poor." 

The consequences, FRAC said, are 
"long-term health risks for an entire 
generation of Americans. Poverty and 
its side effects among children can lead 
to poor physical growth, anemia, and 
poor behavioral development." Such 
problems translate into reduced abilities 
to perform well in school, it noted. 

The Reagan Administration may con- 
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Missing Children 

If you have any information that could lead to the location of a 
missing child, call The National Center for Missing and Exploited 
Children in Washington, D.C., 1-800-843-5678 


unknown, has been 
missing from Minnesota 
since May 21, 1984. Her 
hair and eyes are brown. 


18, has been missing 
from California since 
July 25, 1984. Her hair 
is blonde and her eyes 
are green. 


unknown, has been 
missing from his home 
in California since May 
9, 1983. His hair and 
eyes are brown. 


18, has been missing 
from her home in Colo- 
rado since July, 1984. 
Her hair is blonde and 
her eyes are gray-blue. 



locni union nEuis 

Local 122 Marks 
100th Anniversary 

Local 122, Philadelphia. Pa., celebrated 
its 100 anniversary last November 19 with 
a gala event attended by General President 
Patrick J. Cainpbell and Philadelphia Mayor 
W. Wilson Goode. who spoke on the ad- 
vantages of the labor movement. President 
Campbell reviewed the Brotherhood's dra- 
matic, century-old history. 

Metropolitan District Council President 
and Business Manager Edward Coryell pre- 
sented a plaque to President James O'Don- 
nell and Business Agent Seamus Boyle. 
Congressman Robert Borski presented a 
United States flag which had been flown 
over the Capitol in Washington as a memento 
of the occasion. 


The banquet committee and spouses al Local 122' s 1 00th anniversary celebration. 

Fernald Council Receives 
Karen Siikwood Award 

Karen Siikwood, a representative for her 
local Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers 
union, died on her way to meet a New York 
Times reporter with evidence of falsified 
safety records and missing plutonium from 
the Kerr-McGee plutonium processing plant 
where she worked in Crescent, Okla. Just 
prior to her death she was severely contam- 
inated with plutonium that was found in her 
bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Although 
no one has yet been held responsible for her 
death. Kerr-McGee was held responsible for 
her contamination in a 1979 trial which 
awarded $10 million in punitive damages to 
Silkwood's three children. 

By giving awards in Karen Silkwood's 
name, the Christie Institute, a public interest 
law firm and policy center, recognizes work- 
ers who have reported hazards ignored by 
employers and federal agencies. A Karen 
Siikwood award was recently conferred on 
the entire Fernald (Ohio) Atomic Trades and 
Labor Council. 

Gene Branham, president of the Fernald 
Atomic Trades and Labor Council, Bob 
Schwab, chairman of the plant's safely com- 
mittee and a member of Carpenters Local 
2380, Fernald, Ohio, and other representa- 
tives of the Council, have just ended a 
successful strike for health and safety at the 
Fernald nuclear weapons facility near Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. They have obtained what is 
probably the most comprehensive health and 
safely language ever in a contract at a nuclear 
facility. They have won the right to refuse 
dangerous work and protection from retal- 
iatory dismissal. Workers at the Fernald 
plant are now able to participate in the 
creation, monitoring, and enforcement of 
standards and procedures designed to pro- 
tect their health and safety. 

Last year, the Fernald Council won per- 
mission for the National Institute for Oc- 
cupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to 
inspect the medical and radiation exposure 
records of workers at the plant. The inspec- 
tion resulted from a 1980 request by Al 
O'Connor, district council president of the 
local International Association of Machin- 
ists, and John Webster, a representative 
from the International Chemical Workers 
Union. The request was initiated after Webs- 
ter examined 1,956 seniority rosters and 
noticed that a high number of people died 
in their early 50s. 

The Fernald facility may be the largest 
nuclear waste dump in the United States 
and, according to the Evironmental Protec- 
tion Agency, the worst source of uranium 
emissions in the nation. According to a 
report by Ohio Senator John Glenn, people 
living near the boundary of the plant from 
1956 to 1969 received an equivalent of 140 
chest x-rays a year. But the plant has won 
69 awards from state and federal agencies 
for an exemplary safety record. 

Glen Branham was nominated by Sam 
Fife to accept the Siikwood Award on behalf 
of the entire Fernald Council. 

Gene Burnham. left, accepts the Karen 
Siikwood award on behalf o] the Fernald 
Atomic Trades and Labor Council, with 
Bob Schwab, right. Carpenters Local 
2iS0. Fernald. Ohio. 

Gene Burnham. center, with Jehune Dyl- 
lan. star of the one-woman show "Silk- 
wood." and Karen Silkwood's daughter, 
Kristi Meadows, right during the recent 
award convention. 



'Run for the PAC in Phoenix, Arizona 

The first annual "Run for the PAC" was 
sponsored by Arizona's State District Coun- 
cil of Carpenters in conjunction with the 
Central Arizona Labor Council. It was held 
in Encanto Park, Phoenix. A part of an effort 

to raise funds for their political action com- 
mittee, the event included a fun run- walk as 
well as a 5K run. A pancake breakfast for 
the 300 people in attendance followed the 
run through the park. 

Runners go off their marks at the start of the Arizona 5K race. 

The Arizona Stale District Council of Carpenters Executive Board, who helped to 
coordinate the event, from left, include Bob Mover, Bill Boggs, Chuck Byers, Ed 
Friedman, Bill Martin, Joel Greene, Benny Bidwell, and Richard Mills, Not pictured are 
Don Fornear, Harrv Drake, and Richard Handcock. 

Outstanding Employer Awards in New Jersey 

Area contractors, local members, and elected officials were among the 400 gathered at 
the Local 31, Trenton, N.J., annual "Friends of Labor Rally ." A highlight of the 
festivities was the presentation of Outstanding Employer Awards to four area contractors 
who were chosen by the Local for their high ethics and dependability. Local 31 gives the 
awards in appreciation of these worthy qualities. 

The Outstanding Employer Award winners pictured, from left, are James Capizzi, 
president. Local 31; Michael Zagola, vice president. Local 31; Sam Secrelario, Frus- 
cione Co.: Paul Massey, MGM Contracting Co.; Ernest Tenzer, Ten-Kar Construction 
Co.: Archie Massey, MGM Contracting Co.: Roland Aristone Jr., Arislone Co.; and 
Thomas Canto, business agent. Local 31. 



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Paducah Wins With 1925 
Labor Goddess, Primitive Pete 

Labor Day 1985 proved to be a special day for UBC Local 559 
members in Paducah. Ky. They were awarded a trophy for the 
most original float in the AFL-CIO Parade, and their 1925 candidate 
for "Goddess of Labor" was honored guest at the day's festivities. 

Virginia Harton Owen was 16 when she received her crown at 
the Carpenters' union hall. Her prizes included a crown of flowers, 
a bouquet, a box of candy, and some prize money. Her victory 
60 years ago was helped by the efforts of her father, who was a 
union carpenter, her five brothers, and her boyfriend (who later 
became her husband). The winner of the contest was determined 
by who sold the most tickets to the Labor Day picnic, and every 
one of her brothers was out there selling hers. 

Owen joined Miss Labor Day 1985 as the parade wound its way 
through downtown Paducah. Further back was the prize-winning 
tribute to Primitive Pete designed by Local 559. 

Virginia Harton Owen. left. «.v she looked on Labor Day 1925 
after heini; presented with her prizes, and. right, as she looked 
on Labor Dav 1985. 

From the bearskins worn by Loeal 559 members Raymond Blay- 
lock and William Voylas to the clever arrangement oj branches, 
rocks, and bark, the float, above left, was truly a sight to see. 
The tribute to Primitive Pete for the invention of the handle 
brought to the local the "Most Original Float 1985" trophy. 

Caddo Door Employees 
Vote for Union Label 

On election day jubilent employees celebrate the UBC victory. 

Delores Edmonds, chairperson from the Caddo Door warehouse 
department, above left, listens intently to pre-election instruc- 
tions. Above right, employees gathered the night before the 

Representative Willie Shepperson meets with members of the in- 
plant committee to plan strategy for the upcoming election. 

Defying a company threat to "shut down the plant if the 
employees voted for the union" and making a public display of 
their commitment to the UBC. 55 employees of the Caddo Door 
and Veneer Co.. Bossier City, La., voted in the union label in 
late September. 

Caddo Door, a manufacturer of hollow and solid core wood 
doors, waged a vicious campaign which was met head on by UBC 
Representative Willie Shepperson and a team of campaign coor- 
dinators Patricia Ann Wheatley. Mamie R. Gibson, and Rachel \. 
Davis. These efforts paid off when the final vote was in: 55 for 
the UBC and 17 against. 

As a show of strength throughout the campaign, the in-plant 
committee designated days to wear the UBC button, days to put 
a UBC bumper sticker on cars, and days to wear UBC T-shirts. 
On election day, the committee had everyone come in dressed in 
a UBC cap, T-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, with a white UBC 
pen outside the right-hand pocket of the jeans. 

After 49 years of non-union conditions, the employees of Caddo 
Door have finally gotten what they deserve. 



UBC Forest Products Boards 
Firm Up Their Operations 

Growing concern for the welfare of employees in the U.S. and 
Canadian forest products industries recently prompted the United 
Brotherhood to establish a UBC International Forest Products 

It held its first meeting November 13 and 14 at the UBC General 
Offices in Washington, D.C., with General President Patrick J. 
Campbell serving as chairman. International Forest Products 
Conference Board members are James Bledsoe, executive secre- 
tary of the Western Council of Lumber, Production, and Industrial 
Workers; Mike Draper, Western Council of Lumber, Production, 
and Industrial Workers; Ray White, Southern Council of Industrial 
Workers; Richard Heam, Mid-Atlantic Industrial Council; Fred 
Miron, president of the Northern Ontario District Council; and 
Wilf Warren, president of Local 2564, Grand Falls, Nevj^oundland. 

Since this formative conference, reported last month in Car- 
penter, two subsidiary boards have been formed to handle the 
distinct problems of U.S. and Canadian members in the industry. — 
a four-member U.S. Forest Products Joint Bargaining Board and 
an eight-member Canadian Forest Products Conference Board. 

The Brotherhood's Industrial and Special Programs Departments 
are working with both of these subsidiary boards, compiling data 
and establishing policies to deal with industry problems. 

Among the problems being studied by the conference are the 
lumber and sawmill shutdowns, the claims of overcapacity in the 
industry, the continuing boycott of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, 
the introduction of new products and technology, and the anti- 
union efforts of some corporations. 

A new staff member has been added at the international office 
to assist with the overall program. He is Denny Scott, 43, former 
research director for the International Woodworkers of America. 
Before joining the IWA, Scott also served in the research depart- 
ments of the AFL-CIO, the Machinists, and the Printing Press- 
men's unions. A native of California, Scott is a graduate of the 
University of California at Los Angeles. With the Brotherhood he 
will work primarily on collective bargaining services and coordi- 
nated bargaining in the industry. 

Fulltime industrial council and local union representatives and 
other representatives have been advised of a Canadian industrial 
conference March 20-22, 1986, in Toronto. The first meeting of 
the Canadian Forest Products Board will be held on March 18 and 
19, prior to the main sessions and a conference for U.S. industrial • 
representatives at French Lick, Ind., March 4-6. There will be a 
workshop of business representatives serving the forest products 
industry at the French Lick industrial leadership conference. 

Strong Employee Beliefs Bring 
UBC Label to Arkansas Plant 

On Dec. 20, 1985, employees of Hackney Brothers Body Co., 
Fayetteville, Ark., voted overwhelmingly to be represented by 
the United Brotherhood. The new UBC members are involved in 
the manufacture of truck bodies. 

The Brotherhood has had a contract with the Hackney Brothers 
plant in Wilson, N.C., since 1941. The members at the Wilson 
plant, Local 3011, recently conducted a successful walk out. (See 
January 1986 Carpenter.) 

In the face of an anti-union campaign conducted by the law firm 
of Gilker and Swan, Mountainburg, Ark., Hackney employees put 
together a strong in-plant organizing committee to express their 
belief in the UBC. Tony DeLorme, business manager for Local 
3011, Wilson, came down to help with the organizing effort as 
well. UBC representatives Jim Tudor, George Woods, and Jay 
Phillips were also a part of the 42-16 victory. 

Indiana-Kentucky Poll 
Compares Attitudes of 
Construction Users 

At the forefront of the Brotherhood's labor management coop- 
eration committees is the Indiana and Kentucky District Council's 

The Indiana and Kentucky Labor Management Committee is 
sponsoring a comprehensive research project designed to study 
the construction industry within the council's jurisdiction. The 
committee has contracted with the Indiana University Labor 
Studies Institute to conduct a mail survey and a series of interviews 
to find out more about how construction service users (owners), 
as customers, perceive labor and contractors. The institute recently 
revealed the final results of the first phase of the project. 

"Because of their close proximity 
on a construction project, owners 
and administrators often select con- 
tractors based on their perceptions 
of labor," the report states. 

Data was collected by the insti- 
tute concerning building character- 
istics such as cost, project type, and 
problems during construction. Users 
themselves were profiled in terms 
of the type of contractor selected 
and satisfaction with contractor per- 
formance. Information was obtained for 216 construction projects 
in the region. 

The study found that non-union contractors were used more 
often, but primarily on small projects as measured by dollar 
volume. Costs were mentioned as factors for non-union construc- 
tion. Costs were not listed as a major factor among construction 
users who depended upon union contractors. 

On non-union projects, several problems were reported regard- 
ing the building codes, fire codes, and zoning. "Users having small 
non-union projects appear to be more inexperienced in dealing 
with administrative regulations," according to the survey. 

Skilled labor availability, mentioned by users as a particular 
strength of unionized construction, was said to be more important 
on large projects. Labor problems occurred in nearly equal 
proportions on both union and non-union projects, and quality of 
workmanship was the most frequently cited cause of labor prob- 
lems in both instances. 

There were differences observed with respect to worker atti- 
tudes, with non-union construction perceived by users as having 
fewer problems in this regard. 

It was also learned that those owners using only union contrac- 
tors on their projects tended to blame management practices as 
the cause of problems to a greater extent than did those using 
only non-union contractors. It was not clear as to what might be 
the source of this attitude. This will be explored in more detail as 
the research survey continues. 

There were statistical differences among users as to the level 
of satisfaction with contractor performance. Although overall 
satisfaction among respondents was high, those who used non- 
union contractors had the highest level. Non-union contractors 
were considered more able to work with users directly on a project. 
Several users suggested that big contractors often seemed disin- 
terested in performing work on smaller projects. 

The majority of responses indicated that users had no preference 
for either union or non-union contractors. Only 26% of those using 
union contractors prefer them over non-union contractors. The 
percentage of users who prefer to continue using only non-union 
contractors was far greater — 62%. 

Regarding the necessity for labor/management cooperation, 
researchers report, "As opposed to the recent wave of concession 
bargaining, both sides have a stake in the outcome of the process. 
If contractors fail to remain strong market competitors, job 
opportunities for union building trades people will continue to be 
lost. Both labor and management would be well-advised to address 
the concerns of their potential customers if the industry is to 
remain healthy." 



Former Guard Tells How 
'Security Firms' Provoke 
Picket Violence To Bust Strikes 

Pact in Detroit 

The Detroit District Council of Carpenters 
recently reached an agreement with the As- 
sociated General Contractors of America, 
Detroit Chapter, and the Carpenters Con- 
tractor Association. This accord will provide 
that two cents per hour will go to a labor- 
management productivity and training pro- 
gram. A program committee was established 
to make a complete study of the surrounding 
area to determine what steps need to be 
taken to encourage more union work and 
better relations with the users. 

While working for the Nuckols and 
Associates security firtn for six years, 
George Johns specialized in provoking 
violence in order to help companies get 
injunctions against striking unions. 

"Our purpose was to break strikes," 
Johns said recently. "We could guar- 
antee any employer that we'd have an 
injunction for him within two weeks." 

Johns described blowing up an elec- 
tric transformer on one occasion, and 
setting $148,000 worth of lumber on fire 
another time. "Both these incidents 
were blamed on the unions in order for 
the companies to get injunctions," he 

"We used video cameras, 35mm 
cameras, and tape recorders 24-hours- 
a-day. We wore riot gear with helmets, 
face guards, and jumpsuits and we car- 
ried nylon batons 36-inches long. Each 
guard also carried a gun, mace, hand- 
cuffs, and soft nylon gloves with lead 
in the knuckles." 

Johns spoke recently at a joint United 
Auto Workers/United Mine Workers 
rally held in Kentucky in support of 
strikers at the A.T. Massey Company, 
and he described some of the other 
tactics used by the Nuckols firm: 

"One of our guys would walk up to 
a picket in front of the plant — especially 
if the striker was wearing a wedding 
band — and say he had gone to bed with 
the guy's wife. When the striker got 
mad and took a swing at our guy, we'd 
get his picture and take it to a judge. 

"Sometimes we'd use rubber bands 
and paper clips. They can puncture the 
skin and draw blood. When one would 
hit a striker, he'd come after our se- 
curity officer and we'd take another 

"When a union and a company would 
be negotiating, something would often 
happen inside the plant. Or something 

would be destroyed. It would be blamed 
on the union and the company would 
break off the negotiations. 

"In one strike, we knew there was a 
'snitch' inside, telling the strikers 
everything that was going on. I followed 
one of the secretaries home one night 
and got a picture of her hugging one of 
the strikers. Soon after that, she was 
fired . . . but not for that, of course." 

Nuckols and Associates was based 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, and had more than 
400 employees working in 19 states until 
it filed for bankruptcy in 1983. 

Committee members, front row, from left, 
are Robert Wunderlich. Carpenter Con- 
tractors Association: Raymond Lepine, 
president. Carpenters District Council: 
Daniel Kelley. secretary-treasurer. Car- 
penters District Council: and Michael 
Haller. Associated General Contractors. 
Back row, from left, are Jack McMillan. 
Carpenters International: Jerry Jahnke. 
Carpenters International Task Force: and 
Forrest Henry. Associated General Con- 

Organizing 'Higtiest Priority' 
To Counterattack Union Busters 

New approaches are essential to or- 
ganize the unorganized and to counter 
the union-busting industry, AFL-CIO 
delegates declared at their recent con- 
vention in Anaheim, Calif. 

Declaring that organizing is "a con- 
tinuing obligation and challenge of the 
highest priority," a convention reso- 
lution called for: 

• Flexibility in approaching new 
groups of workers. 

• Developingjob issues and contract 
proposals responsive to employees "who 
may have values and needs different 
from those of currrent union mem- 

• Developing new research tech- 
niques and new strategies and tactics 
for organizing both small shops and 
major units. 

• Developing comprehensive cor- 
porate campaigns to help affiliates deal 
with recalcitrant employers, particu- 

larly multinational corporations. 

• Trainingstaff members to deal with 
organizing problems in such special 
sectors as white-collar, clerical, and 
professional fields. 

• Providing affiliates with informa- 
tion on union-busting consultants and 
studies of the impact of their methods. 

The convention deplored the emerg- 
ence of "high-priced consultants, law- 
yers, and others whose wares consist 
of cynical overt and covert strategies 
to coerce workers to turn against 

"The goon squad, the club, and the 
labor spy of the 1930s have been re- 
placed by the modern union-busters' 
sophisticated and manipulative tech- 
niques," the resolution declared. 

Such techniques, the resolution as- 
serted, are equally "destructive of free 
worker choice on union representa- 



Church Group, Golfers, Individual Members 
Contribute to Diabetes Research Institute 

An architect's drawing showing the Diabetes Research Institute as it will eventually 
appear on the campus of the University of Miami. 

The current drive by the United Broth- 
erhood and other Building Trades unions 
to raise construction funds for the Diabetes 
Research Institute at Miami, Fla., is moving 
at a fast pace in 1986. 

General President Patrick J. Campbell 
received a letter recently from Sister Joseph 
Mary, executive director of Saint Dominic's 
Home in New Yorlc State, along with a 
check for $387. Sister Joseph Mary wrote: 
"I noticed that you mentioned to your mem- 
bership that if each gave $1.00 to the Dia- 
betes Research Center, hundreds of thou- 
sands of dollars would be raised. While we 
can't come anywhere near that amount, St. 
Dominic's staff, also, would like to contrib- 
ute $1.00 each to this important cause." 

In another letter, Loretta Rash, wife of 
William E. Rash of Local 348, Queens Vil- 
lage, N.Y., and a victim of diabetes with 
'serious vision problems, praised the efforts 
of UBC members to raise funds for the 
research center. Many individual UBC mem- 
bers have added contributions to those of 
their local unions. 

In his travels about North America, Pres- 
ident Campbell has often asked for a show 
ofhands from his audiences, indicating those 
members and guests with diabetes in their 
families. The number has been large. 

On February 13-16 the First Annual Labor 
of Love Golf Tournament will be held at the 
Doral Hotel and Country Club at Miami 
Beach, Fla., with funds going to the Diabetes 
Research Center, which will be erected on 
the campus of the University of Miami. 
President Campbell is one of eight union 
presidents sponsoring this event. 

Recent donations to "Blueprint for Cure" 
include the following: 

Raymond E. Brewer 
James P. Brooks 
Donald J. Brussel 
Thomas G. Heinsz 
Dale Henton 
Glen M. Jackson 
OUie W. Langhorst 
Erven Meyer 
Terry Nelson 
Robert H. Pape 
James W. Rudolph 
Francis X. Schnur Jr. 
Vince Scidone 
E. T. Staley 
Wm. J. Steinkamp 
Patrick J. Sweeney Jr. 
Patrick J. Sweeney III 
Leonard Terbrock 
James A. Watson 
Alexander and Ruth Yates 

Local 155 
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Local 668 
Local 899 
Local 1260 
Local 1930 
Local 2015 
Local 2042 
Local 2463. 

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Ventura County District Council 

James J. Andrews 
Clement W. Blazek 
Samuel J. Dilena 
Louis J. Elefante 

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. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 



When the citizens of 
Sioux City. Iowa, went 
to the polls last elec- 
tion day, they knew 
who they wanted on 
their city council. Bob 
Scott, a 34-year old 
member of Local 948. 
who decided to run 
only minutes before 
the filing deadline and 
quickly organized his 
campaign staff, was far ahead of the field of 
four candidates. Scott garnered 22. .3% of the 
vote, making him one of the youngest council 
members in recent years. 

A little known name only two weeks 
before the election, Scott had to make sure 
his campaign picked up speed quickly, and 
he did. He won his seat easily, even over- 
taking the favorite in the election as top 
vote-getter. A large part of his success is 
credited to his labor support. 


Donald R. Cook, a 29-year member of 
Local 5, St. Louis, Mo., has been singled 

out by the Boy Scouts of America to receive 
the George Meany Award. The award is 
presented to union members who have given 
outstanding service to youth through BSA. 
Cook's involvement includes completing 
Wood Badge and Scoutmaster training, and 
earning the Grant District Recognition Award. 
He has been a Cub Den Leader and adult 
advisor, has served on the leadership training 
staff and the Eagle project review board, 
and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. 

Robert O. Kortkamp. secretary-treasurer 
of the Si. Loidis Labor Council, left, and 
Robert J. Kelley. president, right, offer 
their congratulations to Cook on his 
George Meany Award. 


The thrill of victory comes not only from 
the win itself, but also from the satisfaction 
of accomplishing a goal. Winning can be a 
baseball player hitting a home run, a golfer 
sinking a hole-in-one, or a veteran whose 
loss of a limb becomes a source of inspiration 
and hope to others. 

Bill McGuire, a millwright member of 
Local 102, Oakland, Calif., has enjoyed 
victories in baseball, in golf, and in life. He 
is a disabled American veteran who, as a 
Marine helicopter pilot in Viet Nam, lost a 
leg, and then came home to several years of 
hospitalization and 1 1 operations to save his 
remaining leg. Since then he has won his 
battles, mastering the use of his artificial 
limb, and helping other amputees with theirs. 

After successes in high school and college 
as a baseball player, McGuire was drafted 
by the Cincinnati Red Legs, a Triple A Farm 
Club for the major league Reds. Upon his 
return from Viet Nam he realized that he 
could not expect to play major league ball, 
so the avid sportsman channeled his energies 
into his work and took up golf. McGuire 
quickly showed an aptitude for the game and 
has won several tournaments in California. 
For the past two years. Local 102 has had 
the privilege of hanging the "Jim Green 
Invitational Millwright Open Golf Tourna- 
ment" plaque in the union hall thanks to 
McGuire's scores of 72 even par in 1984, 
and 74. two over, in 198^. 

The 47-year old millwright has been a 
UBC member since 1964 and is currently 
working for a Bay Area construction com- 
pany. He is often called on by the Veteran's 
Administration to come into hospitals and 
clinics to instruct and encourage other am- 
putees in the proper use of an artificial limb. 


Thanks to Carpenters Local 41 of Wobum, 
Mass.. and Local 595 of Lynn, Mass., the 
Wilmington, Mass., Senior Citizens will be 
moving into a new senior center, a move 
which has been 10 years in the making. At 
the annual town meeting, the Seniors had a 

boarded-up school turned over to them for 
a multi-purpose senior center, but no funds 
to renovate the building. Through fund rais- 
ing and grants from the State, the Seniors 
accumulated enough money for material, and 
then the Carpenters came to the rescue. 

Coordinated by Local 4rs Roy Fowlie, 40 
union men shingled the leaky roof, replaced 
old large windows with energy-saving small 
ones, and clapboarded the building. The 
Wilmington Senior Citizens had only thanks 
and praise for the "talented carpenters." 

Members of Massachusetts Local 41 and Local 595 donate their lime to work on the roof and replacing windows at the new senior 
center in Wilmington, Mass. 



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Largest Christmas 
Tree in U.S. 

Graduates and Contest Winner in Local 124 

The "World's Largest Christmas Tree" is 
constructed every year in Indianapolis, 
Ind., by stringing lights on the Soldiers 
and Sailors Monument in Monument Cir- 
cle. In addition, two festive holiday 
"houses" are constructed for Santa and 
other holiday activities, with all carpentry 
work done by UBC apprentices. 

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Local 124, Paterson, N.J., recently awarded certificates to graduating apprentices, 
including the first place winner of the New Jersey State Apprenticeship Contest, John 
Faulch. Pictured at top, seated, from left, are Michale Safonte, Mariano Gonzalez, 
President Peter Palatini, and Business Representative John Radits. Standing, from left, 
are Business Representative Jack Tobin, Retired Business Representative William Bom- 
mena. First Place Winner John Faulch, Peter Mollis, Jeff Kiraly, and Apprentice Com- 
mitteeman Ed Bushmann. Pictured in the lower photo, from left, are President Palatini, 
Gonzalez, Safonte, Edward Hubschmilt, Patricia Harrington, and Business Representa- 
tive Radits. 

Apprentice Graduates of Local 31 Honored 

Indiana holiday carpenters include, front 
row, from left, Don Pearson, David New- 
man, Tim Swineford, Jeff Johns, and Bob 
Peters; and back row, from left. Instructor 
Don Tilley, Coordinator Joe Essex, In- 
structor Wendel Vandivier, Bill Smith, and 
Calvin Shrader. 

The graduating apprentices of Local 31, Trenton, N.J., were presented with completion 
certificates recently by local officials. Pictured, left, is Local President James Capizzi 
presenting Dominick Cardarelli with the "Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award." 
In the picture above, front row, from left, are new journeymen, Kevin Krause, Augustine 
Faille Jr., Roman Petruniak, John Robbins, Albert Decowski, Dominick Cardarelli and 
Steve Martin. Back row, from left, are Craig Bronish, apprentice committee secretary: 
Thomas Canto, Local 31 business agent; Robert Bogdan. apprentice committee chair- 
man; President Capizzi; Sam Secretario, PETS coordinator; Charles DiFranco, PETS 
instructor; and Joseph Gigiotii, apprentice committee treasurer. 



Wheel-Chair Ramps 
in Little Rock 

In Little Rock, Ark., the officers and 
apprentices of Carpenters Local 690 are 
going a few steps further. Working with a 
United Way agency, the Visiting Nurse As- 
sociation, local AFL-CIO Community Serv- 
ices liaison representative LeMarle Schuller. 
and local lumber companies, they help out 
home-bound wheel-chair patients by build- 
ing access ramps for their residences. 

The Visiting Nurses identify people in 
need of the ramps. The Community Services 
liaison arranges for the needed materials 
from lumber companies, and alerts Local 
690. Apprentices construct the ramps, re- 
ceiving training program credit for the hours 
spent on the installations. 

Evansville Grads 

Recent graduates of the West Side Build- 
ing Trades School. Evansville. Ind.. pic- 
lured above are. from left. Keith Coomes, 
Richard Berry, and Randy Hilgeman. 

Bay Counties Grads 

Local 690 carpenters build the first ramp 
in Little Rock for Brandy Hargrove, a 
three-and-a-half-\ear-old victim of cerebral 
palsy. Several more ramps are being built 
as part of a plan to make this activity an 
ongoing labor/community service. 

The California Bay District Council hon- 
ored some of its graduating apprentices at 
an Apprentice Day Picnic at Turtle Rock 
Ranch in Walnut Creek. Calif. Some of the 
women receiving their certificates pictured 
above are, from left, Vivian Miller. Local 
■483. San Francisco: Joyce Vanman, Local 
22. San Francisco: Donna Levitt. Local 
483: Geraldine Smith. Local 483: and 
Mary Lou Watson. Local 36. Oakland. 
Other women who completed the appren- 
ticeship program are Sara Coe, Local 22: 
Carol Rose. Local 483: Leann Gustafson. 
Local 36: Melissa King, Local 22: Yvonne 
Dakioff Local 2164. San Francisco: Rose- 
seann Cabrera. Local 162. San Mateo: 
Jeannette Holliday. Local 668. Palo Alto: 
and Terry Ray. Local 848. San Bruno. 

Illinois Picks 
Its '85 Champs 

The Illinois State Council held its 18th 
Annual Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest 
last fall in cooperation with the Chicago and 
Northeast Illinois District Council. 

The eight-hour manipulative test was held 
at the Arlington Park Race Track Exposition 
Hall during the annual Home and Energy 
Show. There was also a four-hour written 
test. Awards were presented to the winners 
at a banquet at the Willow Creek Hotel in 

Dick Ladzinski, state council secretary- 
treasurer, announced the following contest 

CARPENTRY— First Place, Joseph G. 
May, Local 54, Chicago; Second Place, 
Joseph B. Hutton, Local 378, Edwardsville; 
and Third Place, Michael J. Shoultz, Local 
1188, Mount Carmel. 

MILL-CABINET— First Place, Allen 
Musch, Local 792, Rockford: Second Place, 
Robert H. Buechler, Local 742, Decatur; 
and Third Place, Kenneth W. De Jong, Local 
1027, Chicago. 

MILLWRIGHT— First Place, Michael J. 
Perham, Local 1693, Chicago; Second Place, 
Ronald Berends, Local 2158, MoUne; and 
Third Place, Gregory T. Demos, Local 1693, 

Don Gorman, left, president of the Illinois 
Stale Council, congratulates the three 
top Illinois stale winners: Joseph G. May. 
Local 54, Chicago, carpentry: Michael J . 
Perham, Local 1693. Chicago, millwright: 
and Allen Musch. Local 792, Rockford. 

Florida IVIillwright and Machinery Graduates 

Graduates from the Local 1000. Tampa, Fla.. 
millwright apprenticeship program from the past 
four years were recently honored at an appren- 
ticeship dinner given by the local. In attendance 
were Fourth District Board Member E. Jimmy 
Jones and Gulf Coast District Council Business 
Rep. J. Larry Jones, who presented certificates 
to the apprentices. Pictured, kneeling, from left, 
are Joseph H. Perez. Timmy L. Hard. Dale P. 
Denis: standing, from left, are Larry H. Hart, 
James T. Harvey, Gary L. Norman, Business 
Manager Elmer W. Tracy, Donald E. Moore, and 
David V. Vurgesko: third row. from left, are 
President Robert W. Young. Chairman Fal John- 
son, Richard K. Ferrell. Business Rep. J. Larry 
Jones. Board Member E. Jimmy Jones, and Mor- 
ris N. Bearry: fourth row, from left, are Daniel J. 
Vavra. Coordinator Gerald M. Smith II. Michael 
D. Bearrv. and Kirk N. Chubhs. 



lAiser Village 9 Los Angeles 9 
Simulates Real-Ltfe Law and Order 

Above, Laser Village shown in a training 
mode, with two Los Angeles County Sher- 
iff's vehicles stationed for action. 

Located at the Biscailuz Center, Los An- 
geles County Sheriffs Department, in East 
Los Angeles, Laser Village is a unique 
facility which has been used for training law 
enforcement officers from agencies through- 
out Southern California since it opened in 
October of 1983. Participants are equipped 
with modified revolvers and shotguns fitted 
with laser optics that fire harmless lasers 
effective up to 60 feet, and a vest which 
contains 70 laser sensors. 

The Village complex has approximately 
6,000 square feet of interior office space and 
contains scaled-down replicas of a bar, liquor 
store, bank, gun shop, escrow office, doc- 
tor's office, attorney's office, and single- 
family dwelling. Each replica is complete 
with exterior identification, lights, carpets, 
interior decor, and furniture. 

It is used as a training area to improve 
accuracy in shooting under pressure by sim- 
ulating real-life situations. This specialized 
training is beneficial in correcting the false 
sense of firearms proficiency some law en- 
forcement officers have. The scenarios re- 
quire officers to quickly distinguish between 
victims or bystanders and suspects, as well 
as to think about cover, shooting techniques, 
and hitting a moving target. 

Laser Village was made possible by in- 
dustrialist Kenneth Norris of the founding 
family of Norris Industries. Norris, a mem- 
ber of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs 
Department Reserve Forces, donated funds 
to the County of Los Angeles for the con- 
struction of the complex and the purchase 
of the necessary equipment. 

The buildings which make up Laser Vil- 
lage were created by the joint effort of Los 

Above and right, a "suspect" being ap- 
prehended in a simulated tactical situation 
at Laser Village by a member of the Los 
Angeles County Sheriffs Department. 

Angeles County District Council of Carpen- 
ters, Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and 
Training Committee Fund for Southern Cal- 
ifornia, Carpenters Local 1506, Los Angeles, 
Calif., and the Los Angeles County Carpen- 
ters Joint Apprenticeship Committee. All 
furnishings were donated by local businesses 
and the exterior lighting was provided and 
installed by the Southern California Edison 

Laser Village is an example of government 
and the private sector working together to 
benefit the public. With the assistance of 
concerned community leaders and the do- 
nation of construction labor administered by 
the Los Angeles County Carpenters JATC 
and the District Council of Carpenters, this 
modern training facility was provided at no 
cost to the taxpayers. 




Extending 'Right-to-Know' to Construction 

When OSHA published its "Hazard 
Communication" Standard in Novem- 
ber 1983. it extended the right to tcnow 
about chemicals on the job only to 
workers in manufacturing. They argued 
that since they had the highest expo- 
sures, they were the most important 
group to cover. OSHA's regulation was, 
in large part, an effort to head off the 
numerous state regulations that were 
being passed to give workers these 
rights. The industry challenged the state 
laws after the OSHA regulation came 
out, claiming the state laws should now 
be pre-empted by the Federal Standard. 
The court rulings last year declared the 
state laws pre-empted, but only in the 
industries covered by the OSHA stand- 
ard, e.g. manufacturing. Almost all of 
the state laws covered all employees, 
including those in construction, hospi- 
tals, etc. 

Arguing that workers in these other 
industries also had significant expo- 
sures to toxic chemicals and should 
have the right to know what chemicals 
they are working with, the unions chal- 
lenged the federal rule in court, and last 
May. won their case. The Third Circuit 
Court ruled that OSHA must consider 
extending its Hazard Communication 
Standard to all other industries. 

So. in response to the court's decision 
and the growing number of state laws 
that were not pre-empted in these in- 
dustries, on Nov. 27. 1985. OSHA pub- 
lished an Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, requesting information on 
how and if its regulation should be 
extended to cover other industries. 
OSHA also requested comments on the 
coverage of toxic substances such as 
wood dust where the original regulation 
was unclear, an issue raised by the 
UBC Safety Department. 

Comments in response to the OSHA 
notice are due Feb. 27, 1986. 

At the same time, in response to 
another part of the Third Circuit Court's 
ruling, OSHA significantly tightened up 
the trade secret provisions in the reg- 
ulations, making it harder for compa- 
nies to withhold the chemical identity 
of a toxic substance from workers by 
claiming it is a trade secret. 

A trade secret is determined by six 
criteria: (1) how widely it is known 
outside the business; (2) how widely it 
is known by employees and others in 
the business; (3) how much the secret 
is guarded; (4) how much value it would 
have to a competitor; (5) how much 
money or effort was spent in developing 

it; and (6) the ease or difficulty with 
which it could be discovered, e.g. by 
chemical analysis. Even those chemi- 
cals whose identity is a trade secret by 
this definition, must be disclosed to 
health professionals if there is a need 

to know it, and they sign a confiden- 
tiality agreement. This new definition • 
of trade secret was effective immedi- 
ately. The Standard goes into effect for 
the manufacturing industries on May 
25. 1986. 

OSHA Formaldehyde Rules 

More than four years after the UBC 
joined 13 other unions in asking OSHA 
to tighten the regulations for formal- 
dehyde, and after extensive lawsuits 
filed by the UAW, OSHA. under court 
order, finally issued a new proposed 
regulation for formaldehyde on Dec. 
10. 1985. The proposal will lower the 
eight-hour time-weighted average ex- 
posure from 3 parts per million down 
to either 1.5 or 1 ppm and set an action 
level of either 0.75 or 0.5 ppm which 
would trigger numerous requirements. 
The proposal would also eliminate the 
existing limit on short-term exposures 
{currently 5 ppm for up to 30 minutes 


Bad weather may put a crimp in 
your style, but chances are you'll still 
get in the car and go wherever you 
had planned. To help remove the 
tension from automotive journeys in 
inclement weather, the National Safety 
Council has developed a 20-page 
booklet, "Driving Safely: Whatever 
the Weather." 

While recommending you do not 
drive in extremely adverse condi- 
tions, the Council brochure offers 
information needed to help any driver 
during such weather emergencies as 
fog. heat, hurricanes, earthquake, and 

Interested parties can receive a free 
single copy of the pamphlet by send- 
ing a self-addressed business-sized 
(#10) envelope, affixed with 39? in 
postage, along with your request, to 
Dept. PR, National Safety Council, 
444 North Michigan Avenue, Chi- 
cago, IL 60611. This promotional of- 
fer expires June I, 1986. 

a day with no exposures over 10 ppm). 

Also proposed are requirements for: 
monitoring of employee exposures; 
medical surveillance for exposed work- 
ers; training and education on the haz- 
ards of exposure to formaldehyde and 
how to minimize exposure; selection 
and maintenance of personal protective 
equipment (e.g. respirators); methods 
to control exposures; emergency pro- 
cedures; regulated areas; and record- 

OSHA actually published two pro- 
posals. The first (the one preferred by 
the Office of Management and Budget) 
would merely change the exposure level 
and include none of the additional re- 
quirements such as exposure monitor- 
ing. The second would both change the 
exposure level and include all the ad- 
ditional provisions. The reason for the 
dual proposals is that despite evidence 
from animal studies that formaldehyde 
causes cancer, 0MB prefers to treat 
formaldehyde as an irritant until there 
are enough dead bodies linked to for- 
maldehyde-induced cancer to prove it 
is a human carcinogen. This is in direct 
contradiction to OSHA's Cancer Policy 
under which formaldehyde would be 
classified as a probable human carci- 
nogen. The OSHA proposals were 
strongly criticized by union safety ex- 
perts for not declaring formaldehyde a 
human carcinogen, and for not setting 
a new. lower short-term exposure limit. 

The comments on the proposal are 
due by March 10, and hearings will be 
held in Washington, D.C., beginning 
April 22. 

UBC members have significant ex- 
posures to formaldehyde in glues for 
particleboard and plywood, glues for 
carpet and floor-laying, lamination of 
wall board, use of urea-formaldehyde 
foam insulation, and in sawing and 
machining formaldehyde-based wood 
products such as particleboard in cab- 
inet shops or on the worksite. 



New Benzene Rule Proposed 

On Dec. 10, 1985, OSHA issued a 
new proposal to regulate benzene ex- 
posure in the workplace. The proposal 
would lower the allowable exposure 
limit for benzene from 10 parts per 
million to 1 ppm over an eight-hour 
time-weighted average. It also deleted 
the 25 ppm ceiling and 50 ppm 10-minute 
peak concentrations currently in the 
standards. The proposal includes nu- 
merous other provisions for exposure 
monitoring, employee training, meth- 
ods of control, medical examinations, 
etc. The AFL-CIO and several other 
unions expressed strong objections to 
the lack of a short-term exposure limit 
in the proposal. 

OSHA tried lowering the TWA for 
benzene from 10 ppm to 1 back in 1978, 
but it was challenged by the petroleum 
industry, and struck down by the Fifth 
Circuit Court and, in 1980, by the Su- 
preme Court. The courts claimed that 
OSHA had not demonstrated that a 
significant risk existed from exposure. 

and that the new rule would substan- 
tially reduce that risk of disease. 

Benzene is a solvent that is a common 
product in petroleum refining in a proc- 
ess called catalytic reformation. It was 
used as a solvent in the rubber industry, 
for artificial leather goods, and in the 
printing industry. It is a by-product in 
the use of toluene to make explosives. 
Many common solvents, such as tol- 
uene, are contaminated with benzene. 

Benzene has been known to cause toxic 
effects since 1897 and hundreds of cases 
of aplastic anemia and leukemia (a cancer 
of the blood) have been linked to benzene 
exposure. UBC members working in oil 
refinery maintenance are considered to 
have high exposures. Many other mem- 
bers may be exposed to small amounts 
as a contaminant in other solvents. 

Comments on the proposal are due 
February 14. Hearings will be held in 
Washington, D.C., on March 11, New 
Orleans on March 25, Los Angeles on 
April 2, and in Chicago on April 8. 

Building Trades Concrete Comments 

The AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, on behalf 
of the UBC and its 14 other affiliates, filed comments with OSHA in 
December on their proposed concrete standard (See November issue of 
the Carpenter). The BCTD recommended that: 

• A structural engineer be required for 
supervision, consultation, and planning 
throughout the project. 

• Loads be prohibited on partially- 
cured concrete without on-site approval 
of the structural engineer or architect. 

• Protection of all rebar whenever 
anyone is working above it in addition 
to fall protection requirements. 

• Workers climbing reinforcing steel 
be protected with safety belts or equiv- 
alent protection. 

• Reinforcing steel be supported lat- 
erally to resist overturning forces (such 
as wind) and to prevent collapse. 

• Lateral support be defined to require 
guying or the equivalent protection. 

• Employees not be permitted to ride 
concrete buckets. 

• No one be allowed under suspended 

• Bull float handles be insulated to 
protect against accidental contact with 
electrical wires. 

• Concrete buggies be required to have 
knuckle guards. 

• Formwork and slip-form systems be 
designed by the structural engineer. 

• The rate of lift of a vertical slip-form 

be determined by a structural engineer. 

• Baseplates, shoreheads, extension 
devices, and adjustment screws be in 
firm contact and secured to the founda- 
tion and form. 

• Single post shoring be prohibited for 
more than one tier. 

• Forms not be removed until the 
concrete has been tested by the engineer, 
preferably using in-place testing. — Table 
Q-1 specifying minimum times should be 
eliminated as inadequate. 

• Written procedures should exist for 
testing, and the results should be made 
available to all employees. 

• Reshoring systems be designed by 
the structural engineer and erected under 
their supervision during form removal; 
they should support all foreseeable loads 
imposed on them. 

• Lifting inserts for precast concrete 
tilt-up panels have a minimum safety 
factor of 2, embedded inserts — a factor 
of 4, and lifting hardware — a factor of 5. 

• Signs and barriers are necessary 
safety features during pre-stressing and 
post-tensioning of concrete (OSHA pro- 
posed eliminating this requirement to 
save $4.76 million). 

The BCTD also strongly objected to OSHA's use of cost-benefit analysis 
in setting the standard and placing a value on a worker's life ($3.5 million). 

Copies of the BCTD comments are available from the UBC Department 
of Occupational Safety and Health. 

Craft disputes 
settlement plan 
called success 

A new plan to resolve jurisdictional 
disputes among building trades unions 
on construction jobs has worked well 
in its first 19 months of operation, said 
Dale Witcraft, the plan's administrator. 

The Plan for the Settlement of Juris- 
dictional Disputes is an agreement by 
15 building and construction trades 
unions and six employer groups to settle 
jurisdictional problems quickly, through 
arbitration if necessary. 

Witcraft pointed out that none of the 
participating contractors has reported 
a jurisdictional strike since the program 
was launched. He said only five dis- 
putes reached the national level for 
arbitration during the plan's operation, 
in sharp contrast to previous years 
when 25 disputes a week might go 

Signatories to the plan include the 
AFL-CIO Building and Construction 
Trades Department on behalf of its 
affiliates, the National Constructors As- 
sociation, National Electrical Contrac- 
tors Association, Mechanical Contrac- 
tors Association, National Erectors 
Association, Sheet Metal and Air Con- 
ditioning Contractors Association, and 
the National Association of Plumbing- 
Heating-Cooling Contractors. 

Drug abuse 
strategy looks to 

Drug abuse costs the nation nearly 
$47 billion in lost wages and outlays for 
medical care and the punishment of 
drug traffickers, the AFL-CIO said re- 
cently, as it supported a national strat- 
egy to deal with the problem. 

The program endorsed by the con- 
vention includes prevention, enforce- 
ment, international cooperation, medi- 
cal detoxification and treatment, and 

In a related resolution, the AFL-CIO 
called for labor-management coopera- 
tion "to reduce the incidence of alcohol 
I and drug use in the workplace" by 
improving working conditions, reduc- 
ing the strain that leads to dependency, 
and rehabilitating addicted workers. 

It also urged Congress to investigate' 
the escalating use of employee screen- 
ing tests "to insure workers' rights and 
dignity," and to enact legislation if it 
finds that these rights are being abused. 







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They were at the movies, and 
during an intense love scene she 
nudged her husband and said: "Why- 
is it that you never make love to me 
like that?" 

"Listen," he snapped, "do you 
know how much they have to pay 
that fellow for doing it in the mov- 



A lady was entertaining her friend's 
small son. "Are you sure you can 
cut your meat?" she asked, after 
watching his struggles. 

"Oh yes," he replied, without 
looking up from his plate. "We often 
have it as tough as this at home." 
— "Nancy's Nonsense" 



When you have too much room 
in the house but too little in the 
medicine cabinet, you're old, son, 
you're old. 

Money can't buy popularity, but 
it puts you in a wonderful bargain- 
ing position. 

— Terzick Times 


A speaker was lecturing on forest 
preserves. "I don't suppose," said 
he, "that there's a person in the 
house who has done a single thing 
to conserve our timber resources." 

Silence ruled for several sec- 
onds, and then a meek voice from 
the rear of the hall timidly retorted: 
"I once shot a woodpecker." 



Pat was visiting his friend Mike 
at work. Mike had just started work- 
ing as an attendant at a large men- 
tal hospital. 

Pat said to Mike, "Nobody wears 
uniforms around here. How can you 
tell the patients from the staff?" 

"That's easy," Mike replied. "The 
staff gets to go home at night." 

— Debra Rollinson 
Local 1930, 
Camarlllo, Ca. 



The best tranquilizer is a clear 


A politician burst angrily into the 
newspaper editor's office. 

"You've got your nerve!" he 
roared. "What's the idea in printing 
lies about me in your paper?" 

"Humph!" grunted the editor, un- 
perturbed. "You should complain! 
What would you do if we printed 
the truth about you?" 


I'm busy as a mad hatter 
and eating is just one more matter. 
When I'm running late 
I put ice on my plate, 
and my teeth start right in to chatter. 
— James MacDonald 
Dayton, Ohio 


After dinner, the economist was 
explaining to his wife just why the 
bank rate stood at its present level, 
why recessions occurred, and how 
they could be cured. 

"It seems wonderful," his wife 
piped up during the first break in 
the monologue, "that anyone could 
know as much as you do about 
money — and have so little of it!" 



The deep sea diver had scarcely 
reached tfie bottom when a mes- 
sage came from the surface that 
left him in a dilemma. 

"Come up quick," he was told, 
"the ship is sinking!" 

— Rubber Neck 
Cumberland, Md., 
URW Local 26 



Lawyer: "Are you acquainted with 
any of the men on the jury?" 

Witness: "Yes, sir, more than half 
of them." 

Lawyer: "Are you willing to swear 
that you know more than half of 

Witness: "As far as that goes, I'm 
willing to swear I know more than 
all of them put together." 



The husband and wife were ar- 
guing. The husband said: ". . . and 
another thing: every time I ask you 
a question you don't answer. You 
just ask me another question!" And 
the wife replied: "Do I really do 



By the time a man finds those 
greener pastures, he can't climb 
the fence. 




A periodic report on the activities 
of UBC Retiree Clubs and the com- 
ings and goings of individual retirees. 

Chicago Heights 
Retirees' First Year 

Retirees Club 40, Chicago Heights, 111., 
started last year out with an installation-of- 
officers ceremony conducted by William 
Cook, executive vice president of the Chi- 
cago and Northeast Illinois District Council 
of Carpenters. When the Carpenters Illinois 
State Council asked for volunteers to help 
set up displays and booths for the state 
apprenticeship contest, 14 club members 
traveled to Arlington Park to assist. The 
club rounded out the year with an autumn 
picnic that was well-attended and a luncheon 
and play in Chicago during the December 
holidays. President Robert Sweeten reports 
that the club is looking forward to a busy 1986. 

Chicago District Council Vice President 
Bill Cook presents Retirees Club No. 40 
charter and list of charter members to 
Club President Robert Sweeten and Club 
Vice President Evelyn Ross. 


The January 1986 UBC Retirees 
Club Reporter went out last month to 
the 52 retiree clubs now in operation. 
Officers are urged to expedite the 
return of the directory and member- 
ship cards enclosed with the news- 

General Secretary John S. Rogers 
encouraged the continuation of com- 
munity projects and stressed the im- 
portance of maintaining contact with 
legislators on issues that affect the 
retired and elderly. 

For information on organizing a 
retirees club in your area, write Gen- 
eral Secretary John S. Rogers, 
UBCJA, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Al Pellegrino, left, with a film crew from Sunset magazine, including film director, 
Jeff Simon (with hat) during shooting of a marketing film about the gardening 
skills at the Pellegrino residence. 

A Gardening Star Is Born 

Growing up and growing vegetables in 
New York, Al Pellegrino couldn't have 
guessed his vegetables would one day put 
him in the hmelight. But that's just where 
his veritable Garden of Eden on what was 
once a sandlot has put him — star of Sunset 
Magazine and a Sunset documentary on 
Pellegrino 's ability to make the desert bloom 
at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. 

Pellegrino, a member of Local 493 , Mount 
Vernon, N.Y., since 1935, and his wife 
Georgia moved to California upon retire- 
ment, bringing a few cuttings and some seeds 
to start fresh. Before long, the couple had a 
bounty of crops producing much more than 
they could possibly eat. An area paper 
chronicled the Pellegrinos gardening 
achievements, and the Pellegrinos forwarded 
the article to the editors of Sunset Magazine. 
When the editors read the Pellegrinos' story, 
they came out to investigate for themselves. 
Amazed at artichokes growing in the desert 
and fascinated with Pellegrino's Italian flat 
parsley, the Sunset staffers took a number 
of photos. The result was the appearance of 

Pellegrino and his parsley in the October 
Sunset Magazine. Then a film documentary 
crew arrived to film him for an annual Sunset 
marketing film shown to about 15,000 mar- 
keting and advertising people nationwide on 
how readers use Sunset publications. 

Georgia, who with her husband puts in 
eight-hour days in the garden, insists its not 
all good soil, water, sun, and luck. "You've 
got to treat everything you plant with indi- 
vidual love and care." She gives the plants 
names, talks to them, and keeps a diary of 
each day's activities. 

The Pellegrinos garden includes Italian 
finger peppers, cocuzzi squash, asparagus, 
shallots, fennel, oregano, basil, three vari- 
eties of seedless grapes, escarole, and com. 
"Our watermelons were too big to lift," says 

And as if his gardening success wasn't 
enough, Pellegrino keeps active as an advi- 
sory board member for the Palm Springs 
Savings Bank and marshals three golf tour- 
naments — the Bob Hope Classic, The Vin- 
tage, and the Dinah Shore. 

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Members of Retiree Club 16 assembled at the annual clambake of Local 261. Scranton, 
Pa., the club's sponsoring local. Pictured above, kneeling, from left, are Geno Chia- 
vacci, Metro Maziuk, James Vaughan, Tony Jankola, and Harry Wiesel. Standing, from 
left, are Matt Jankola, Manuel Cetta, Matt Rossi, Dave Kellam, Francis Donovan, 
James Bartell, Bill Shutkufski, and Club President Pat Armen. 



20,000 jobs lost to import fraud: 

This article i\on a first award in its class in the 
Internatioftal Labor Commitnications Associa- 
tion's 1985 journalistic awards contest. It was 
written by Janice Habudafor the Ladies' Garment 
Workers' "Justice" newspaper. It is excerpted 
here with permission from "Justice." 


Unscrupulous importers trying to beat 
the government's crackdown on ap- 
parel and textile customs fraud are 
finding their schemes literally are falling 
apart at the seams. 

Take two plots recently unraveled by 
the United States Customs Service in 
New York: 

• A shipment of one-piece jumpsuits 
(garments that are subject to few import 
regulations) turned out to be sweatshirts 
and sweatpants (imports that are tightly 
controlled) sewn together at the waist. 

• Another shipment contained brightly 
colored garments invoiced as men's 
swimwear. The garments' flimsy tear- 
away linings, however, were intended to 
disguise women's shorts — garments sub- 
ject to strict regulations. 

Those are but two schemes used by 
sly importers to avoid quotas and du- 
ties. It's a battle of wits daily between 
them and Customs officials; a battle 
that has received substantial publicity 
ever since Customs began "Operation 
Tripwire," a task force created to step 
up the enforcement of import regula- 

Working out of Kennedy Interna- 
tional Airport and the ports of New 
York and New Jersey, the 15-member 
task force has seized about $5.5 million 
worth of apparel since the operation 
began . 

If a case of fraud is uncovered, it is 
the importers who are prosecuted, even 
though the garments or documents were 
altered overseas. Most cases are settled 
in civil court with the importer losing 
his goods. If criminal intent is found, 
the case is sent to criminal court. In a 
1983 case, three New Jersey men were 
sentenced to jail terms after they were 
found guilty of importing and selling 
more than IOO,(X)0 pairs of counterfeit 
designer jeans, worth $5 million. 

Customs' battle against import fraud 

U.S. Aims To Stop Counterfeit 
Apparel and Textile Imports 

is not limited to U.S. shores. There is 
a handful of agents stationed overseas 
who try to nip the problem in the bud. 

Agents visit sites where plants are 
supposed to be located, verify what is 
produced and check if the facilities are 
capable of producing the volume of 
garments that importers claim. 

Those investigations produce some 
surprises, according to National Import 
Specialist Eileen F. Crowley. While 
investigating a case of suspected tran- 
shipment (where a country , having filled 
its quota, ships its goods through an 
unregulated country and lists the other 
country as the garments' origin), an 
agent was supplied with the name and 
address of a factory and instructed to 
determine whether the facility was ca- 
pable of producing a certain item. 

What the agent found at the given 
address was a bar and hourly hotel, 
Crowley said. 

As an import specialist, Crowley 
identifies import fraud schemes like the 
non-existent factory and altered gar- 
ments. She works closely with apparel 
designers, manufacturers, and import- 
ers, and has expert knowledge of quo- 
tas, trading practices, and international 
supply and demand. 

By drawing on her extensive knowl- 
edge and experience, Crowley is able 
to target potential problems months 

before shipments reach the U.S. She 
knows what quotas are filled, what 
importers should be watched. And she 
is encountering increasingly sophisti- 
cated import fraud schemes. 

A scheme that cannot be detected by 
the naked eye involves misidentifying 
the fiber content of a garment. A suspect 
sweater was labeled as containing 55% 
linen and 45% cotton. That combination 
is not subject to visa or quota regula- 
tions, Crowley said. 

Laboratory analysis revealed the 
sweater actually was 74% cotton and 
26% linen, a blend that is subject to 
both kinds of restrictions. 

In another case, a shipment of baggy 
white pants was invoiced as men's wear, 
yet the sales tags stated the pants were 
styled "for the young Jr. Miss." 

Dealing with counterfeit apparel is 
simplified for Customs by trademark 
registration. Once a manufacturer reg- 
isters its trademark with the Secretary 
of the Treasury, Customs' job is to 
make sure incoming apparel bearing the 
mark is genuine. 

When counterfeiting is suspected, the 
trademark owner is called in to examine 
the apparel for special identifying char- 
acteristics: fabric weight, thread pat- 
terns, etc. Most fakes "really jump out 

Continued on Page 38 






In 1935 Albert F. 
Unkenholz joined UBC 
Local 2305. Today, 50 
years later, he's still a 
proud member of the 
Brotherhood in what is 
now Local 902. 


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. 

Toledo, Ohio— Picture No. 1 

Toledo, Ohio — Picture No. 2 


The members of Locals 4 and 166 got 
together recently to award Brotherhood pins to 
members with longstanding service to the UBC. 
There were nearly 400 in attendance, with the 
mayors of both cities represented. 

75-year member Gust Faust of Local 166 
was honored as the member with the longest 
service. His pin was presented to him at 
another time. 69-year member Raymond 
Rohwedder of Local 4 was the oldest member 
in attendance. 

Also honored were: 45-year members 
Donald Covemaker, Glenn Hallin, Charles Hawk, 
Oscar Hilker, Frank Knapp, Peter Johnson, Fred 
Bergeson and Clifford Bourdeau; 40-year 
members Harold Deters, Seolin Haarstad, 
Willard L. Heisley, Carroll Lynn, Robert L. 
Nelson, William H. Pahl, Clarence Aupperle and 
Ernest Berntsen; 35-year members Robert 
Roselle, Harold Ellison, Floyd Whitbeck, Ben 
Rowe, Otto Hess, Bill Buennig, Al Rogowski, 
Jim Dobyns Sr.; and 30-year members Albert 
M. Carlson, Harold Sears, Edward Klehn, Ted 
Kononous, and Hazen Perkins. 


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Toledo, Ohio — Picture No. 3 

Jacksonville, Fla. — Picture No. 1 


At their annual picnic the millwrights of Local 
2411 honored those members who had 20 
years or more service to the UBC. 

Picture No. 1 shows 
35-year members, from 
left: W.E. French, Harry 
Manges, W. H. Troupe, 
and Jasper Duncan. 

Picture No. 2 shows 
30-year member 
Addicon C. Lanier. 

Picture No. 3 shows 
25-year members, from 
left: R.L. Cole, and 
Bobby 0. IVIoore. 

Picture No. 4 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Irving S. Boggs, and Larry Manges. 

Picture No. 2 

Toledo, Ohio — Picture No. 4 


Some members of Local 248 were honored 
recently by the presentation of service pins at a 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: 40-year 
member Ervin Goetz, and 35-year member 
Lawrence Pike. 

Picture No. 2 shows, from left: 40-year 
member William Wisnieski, and 35-year 
member Homer Shunk. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Chartes Harbauer and Don Young. 

Picture No. 4 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Frank Whalen, Stanley Bucksky, and Gilbert 

Jacksonville, Fla.— Picture No. 3 

Jacksonville, Fla.— Picture No. 4 




Local 90 members recently gathered on 
Recognition Night to present pins to those with 
20 or more years of service in the UBC 

Picture No. 1 shows 
55-year member Fred 
Wobser Sr. 

Picture No. 2 shows 
45-year members, from 
left: Roy Humberger 
and Vincent Kaufman. 

Picture No. 3 shows 
40-year members, front , 

row, from left: Elton * 

Winck, Ralph Myers, Picture No. 1 
Max Schallenberg, Albert Lippus, Gerald Eberly, 
James Grosser, and Russell Welshenbach. 

Back row, from left: Edward Robinson, Cecil 
Bibb, and Harold Lichtle. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: B. M. Garton, Walter Bauer, 
James Porter, Kenneth Bailey, and Harvey 
Yontz. ■ 

Back row, from left: George Lichtle, Richard 
Binting, Clarence Popke, Max Jarrett, Raymond 
Reidy, and Fred Wotiser Jr. 

Picture No. 5 shows some of the following 
30-year members: Robert Hastings, Raymond 
Schell, Forest Peters, Eugene Schwerer, Allan 
Febbo, Leo Cullen, Charles Lichtle, Joe Jarrett, 
Ralph May, Norbert McLaughlin, George Becraft, 

Sandusky, Ohio — Picture No. 2 

and Frank Campbell. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Calir Havice, Richard Cravrford, and 
Raymond Gross. 

Picture No. 7 shows some of the following 
20-year members: President and Business 
Manager Al Simms, who presented all the pins, 
Allan Meyers, Leo Glovinsky, Richard Keller, 
Tennis Miller, Paul Absher, Mark Cole, Richard 
Bilton, Thomas Schofield, Kenneth Failor, John 

Sandusky, Otiio — Picture No. 3 

Dingus, James Douglas, James Harris, and 
John Shenberger. 

Picture No. 8 shows father and son, Fred 
Wobser Jr. and Sr., who together have 90 
years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Also honored, but not pictured were: 55-year 
member Edward Voegle; 45-year member 
Vincent Kaufman; 40-year member Harley 
Brown; 35-year member Frank Burdue; 30-year 
member Stanley Bennett; and 2D-year member 
Thomas Bond Sr. 

Sandusky, Ohio — Picture No. 4 

Sandusky, Ohio — Picture No. 5 


At the annual membership family picnic. 
Local 510 presented service pins to members 
with longstanding service. 

Pictured are 20 to 45 year members: Charles 
Van Abbema, Wes Abels. Ben Bay, Clois 
Gilleland, Joe Gomez, Paul Elkins, Don Moyer, 
Doug Krebs. Joseph Jackson, Guy Knebel, 
Henry Leininger, and Doyle Bolenbaugh. 

Sandusky, Ohio — Picture No. 6 

Sandusky, Ohio, Picture No. 8 

Sandusky, Ohio, Picture No. 7 





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Norwalk, Conn. — No. 1 

Norwalk, Conn. — No. 2 


Local 210 members recently received service 
pins for 30 to 68 years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Tom DeGrippo, Dan Klumac, Aldo Bottino, 
Eddie Neilson, Donald Rich, and Per 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Lou Imbrogno, John Castronovo, Joe 
Pastore, Joe Cioffi, Milce Fiorito, George 
Newton, Charles Perna, Franl< Vallario, Adam 
Petrowski, Vin Vodola, and John Brown. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Arvid Backlund, Danny Thomas, and 
Patrick Petrizzi. 

Picture No. 4 shows 59-year member John 
Delia, left, 45-year member Patrick Petrizzi, 
center, and 51 -year member Joe Bove, right, 
with Business Agent Lou Imbrogno. 

Picture No. 5 shows 68-year member Carl 
Swanson, left, 30-year member Park Swanson, 
center, and 60-year member Joe Pankowski. 


The brothers of Local 2239 recently gathered 
to pay tribute to members with many years of 
sen/ice to the UBC. 

Picture No. 1 shows 50-year member 
Andrew Hoffman receiving his pin. 

Picture No. 2 shows President Richard Wolf 
presenting a 45-year pin to Lincoln Wolfe. 

Picture No. 3 shows 45-year member Jacob 
Goodman receiving his pin. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: John Durbin, and John Paul 

Back row, from left, Kenneth Sale, Harold 
Hawk, William OhI, and Kenneth Hopkins. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Leonard May, Robert Carr, and Frank 

Picture No. 6 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Ralph Branum, Russel Dahms, 
Clyde Rozelle, and Leon Adams. 

Back row, from left: Hariy Colvin, Harold 

Nonwalk, Conn. — No. 3 




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Norwalk, Conn. — No. 4 

Norwalk, Conn. — No. 5 

Beckley, Robert Zink, Jack Stiger, and Joseph 

Also honored but not pictured were: 45-year 
member Clifford Jay; 40-year members Ralph 
Engle, Willard Garn, Wilfred Jackson, Thomas 
Russett, and Charles Straub; 35-year members 
William Burd, Carl Clymer, Sidney Crandall, 
Merle Friedt, Marion Riedel, Elwood Shively, 
and Andy Zekany; 30-year members Donald 
Cline, Marvin Davis, Orville Dawson, Louis 
Snyder, and James Wonderly; 25-year 
members Maurice Boling, Robert Bortel, Paul 

Fremont — No 1 Fremont — No. 3 

Fremont, Ohio — No. 5 

DeTray, Paul Dubbert, Eidon Gloer, William 
Hitching, Carl Hopkins, Carl Uhinch, and Victor 
Wurm; and 25-year members Billy Joe Dobbs, 
Anthony Douglas, Sam Feasel, Herbert Gonya, 
Norman Harman, George Hoffman, Robert 
Johnson, Frank Kwiatkowski, Gary Neason, 
Michael Otermat, Marion Peters, Richard Rose, 
Joe Sloma, James Vollmar, Eugene Walters, 
and Robert Woessner. 

Fremont, Ohio— No. 4 

Fremont, Ohio — No. 6 






San Francisco, Calif. — Picture No. 1 


Members numbering one over 1000 were 
recently honored by Local 22 for 25 years or 
more of continuous membership. A festive 
dinner dance w/as held for the enjoyment of all. 

Picture No. 1 shoves a few younger members 
of the Murphy Irish Dancers that performed for 

Picture No. 2 shows UBC members and 
guests gathered for the event. 

Picture No. 3 shows Financial Secretary and 
Business Rep. Jim O'Sullivan, left, Orchestra 
Leader Sal Carson, center, and Treasurer and 
Business Rep. Jim McPartlan entertaining the 
members with a rendition of "My Wild Irish 

Recipients of 25 to 29-year pins are as 
follows: Bennie F. Adams, Thaine H. Allison, 
Gian F. Andreazzi, Leif Aspoy, Ceasar Azevedo, 
Donald Baffico, Raymond Bailey, Joseph 
Balague, Dennis Beldon, Henry W. Block, B. 
Bonau, Thomas A. Bottomley, John F. 
Bouchard, Ivan Boutrup, Chet R. Bower, 
Dennis E. Brahney, Thor Bratene, Raymond 
Bratt, George Bukowsl<i, Rudi Burkowski, 
Bernard Burnfield, Gaspar Busalacchi, J. A. 
Camilli, Thomas J. Casey, James Clancy, 
James L. Clark. Charles Conefrey, Desmond 
Connor, Senan Conway, Denis J. Crowe, 
George S. Davis, Werner Dehnbostel, Charles 
R. Devereaux Jr., Daniel F. Doherty, John 
Dooley, John F. Duffy, Horst Eifler, Thomas V. 
Farrelly, Charles Felix, Nunzio Ferrara, Bernard 
J. Fitzpatrick, Coleman Flaherty, William 
Franke, Gabriel Fnel, John Garcia, Robert L. 
Gardiner, Johannes Geiken, Alfred L. Giannini, 
Richard Glassel, John J. Glynn, Patrick J. 
Glynn, Haruki Goto, Kenneth Grant, Michael 
Greene, Adolph Gressel, George A. Griffith, Al 
D. Gross, Gary J, Guaico, John C. Guillory, 
Eamonn Guinnane, Claus Haase, Patrick Hagan, 
Sven Hallquist, Philip V. Hally, Charles C. C. 
Han, Robert E. Hanke, John Healy, Thomas M. 
Heffernan, Ole Heltby, Harold Hickenbottom, 
Gerald V. Hunt, Melvin Huse, Lars T. Huser, 
Edgar A. Ibarra, Roberto B, Ibarra, Vaughn 
Janssen, Bobby R. Jones, Edward D. Kiernan, 
Patrick H. Kinahan, Alex Kish, Frank Knez, 
Gerhard Konopka, Anton Kowaczek, John H. 
Kroll, Louis La Beaud, Paul La Fargue, Jack E. 
Lagoria, Haakon Leiro. Johannes Leiro, Edward 
P. Lendewig, Gary W. Lewis, Stanley Lewis, 

San Francisco, Calif. — Picture No. 3 

San. Francisco, 
Picture No. 2 

William J, Maples, Mervyn Mason, Charles 
McDonald, Leo A. McDonald, Phillip McGee 
Jr., Patrick B. McGorrin, Sean McGovern, 
Patrick McGuirk, Elwood Mclntyre, Donald F. 
McLean, James F. McPartlan, David Michael, 
Isaiah L. Milam Jr., Joe C. Mills, Patrick J. 
Molloy, Julius Montalvan, Michael Mooney, 
Juan Morales, Frederick Moses, Joseph Mucha, 
Emanuel Mula, Patrick J. Mulhern, Arno Muller, 
John Murphy, Richard A. Nelson, Wolfgang 
Neubauer, Horst G. Neumann, Carl Noll, Patrick 
O'Shea, Cornelius O'Sullivan, Daniel O'Sullivan, 
Henry J. Oberg, Leif 0. Odegard, Siegfried 
Pallman, Vilho Partio, Frederico Perez, Walter 
0. Peterson, John Pickard, Urban Pope, 
Matthew Quane, Richard Quill, Erwin M. 
Rathner, Patrick Roarty, Hilaire Robert, William 
J. Rodgers, Eskil Ronn, Thomas J. Rosemont, 
John H. Russell, Henri Ruzette, Patrick J. 
Ryan, Tedford V. Sands, Dennis W. Saunders, 
Hugh Savage, Robert J Savage, Guss S. 
Sheals, George J. Smith, Norman 0. Smith, 
Richard L. Sobrato, Joseph Sparrowhawk, 
Frank Spes, Matthew Stanford, David J. Sten, 
Michael R. Sullivan, Rocco Svero, Carmelo 
Timpano, P. E. Tockmakidis, Albert J. Trent, 
Wesley Trojacek, John Var, Bruno Venne, 
Joseph Walsh, William J. Warto, Robert White, 
Joseph K. Whiteside, B. W. Wilson, George H. 
Winsted, Jimmie Young Jr., and Frank J. 

Recipients of 30 to 34 year pins are as 
follows: Martin Adelson, G. E. Adkinson, 
Lawrence Aguilar, Otto Albright, Willie A. 
Anderson, Beniamin Ashby, Harry Bach, George 
W. Bailey, James T. Bam, John H. Bain, 
Delbert L. Baker, Gerhard Bergman, Oscar 
Beyer, Harold J. Bishop, John P, Borg, Lennart 
E. Bostrom, Martin Brennan, James Bruno, 
Chris Burmer, James P. Busby, George L. 
Callaghan, Charles Caron, Pasquale Cassano, 
Albert B. Celio, James E. Chase, Henry Chipley, 
Otto Christensen, Bernard L. Christian, Edward 
J. Clark, Curtis Collins, Con Corkery, Patrick 
Cremin, Robert D. Cross, Wesley Dahl, Nils 
Danielson, John Donald Dawson, Angelo De 
Mario, Leo R. Domars, Andrew Driscoll, Ivor 
Dunning, Sven Feldin, Howard R. Fleckner, 
Thomas Fleming, Sidney W. Foote, James 
Forslund, Carrol B. Franks, Jerry Franzo, James 
Gallagher, Dwight Garrison, A. Gianni, John W. 
Gibbons, Massie Gillenwater, Francisco Gomez, 
Thomas Grogan, Silvio Guinasso. Fjalar 

Gullmes, Thomas Guttormsen, Conn Hagan, 
Patrick Hanley, George H. Hartig, Andrew A. 
Heavey, John M. Henner, Nick W. Hess, Daniel 
Hughes, Raymond Husher, Samuel Jacobs, 
David E. Johanson, Oscar F. Johnson, Moritz 
Jonasson, Gerhard Junginger, Robert H. Kamp, 
Edward B. Kelly, Don Kenison, Peter Kentera, 
George Kiddo, Corwin H. Kirkpatrick, Jim 
Kudroff, Russell Lanning, Ronald Lewis, 
William MacAnanny, Burton K. Madsen. 
Giovanni Magoncelli, John P. Maloney, Kenneth 
W. Mangelsdorf, Herbert Martin. James P. 
McCarron, John McConnell, John McKeon, 
James R. Mosley, Denis J. Mulligan, James 
Murphy, John H. Newmarker, David J. Nichols, 
Denis O'Donnell, Jerome P. O'Grady, John P. 
O'Reilly, Manuel Ortiz, P. I. Osterlund, George 
Paris, Francis P. Parnow Jr., Ronald Parsons, 
Henry Paterson, Alfred F. Pechar, Robert 
Perruquet, Thomas Prendiville, George Price, 
James 0. Puckett Sr., Ysabel Rangel, Louis 
Ravano, Fred Rodenberg Jr., Michael Rohan, 
Shoji Sakurai, Joseph Salazar, Ernest 
Schallebaum, Robert W. Scontrino, Salve 
Scorsonelli, Vito Serafini, Bernard Shanley, 
Frank Simpson, Chartes Smoot, Alton G. 
Sneler, Walter Sonnberger, Harry Soogian, Jack 
P. Sparks, Garold D. Stowell, Patrick H. 
Stratford, Herbert A. Swanson, Lionel Swindler, 
Ralph E. Taylor, Paul R. Trudell Jr., Damaso 
Vazquez, Odmund Vik, Dan G. Vitali, Daniel 
Peter Walsh, Charles Ware, Jack Watts, Philip 
Weiner, Sam Weiner Jr., Philip Wespechar, 
James 0. Wilkerson, Eugene Williams, Albert 
Wyrsch, and George Zukas. 

Recipients of 35 to 39 year pins are as 

follows: Alfred Adams, William R. Adamson, 
Joseph Addiego, Ralph Alberigi, Kenneth 
Albright, Ray Allison, Felipe Alvarado, Martin 
Alvey, Manuel Araujo, Earl Arnold, Kenneth 
Arntz, Frank J. Asello, Mario Baffico, Michael 
Bakisian, Angelo Baldelli, Rudolph Baldonado, 
Harold Bartlett, William R. Beam, U. L. Beck, 
Bert Beckman, Mario Beltrano, Anselm 
Benjamin, Julien H. Bernier, Kenneth E. 
Berringer, Silvio J. Bessone, Clifford G. Bloom, 
Anton Boehle, Matvai V. Bogdanov, James A. 
Bolles, Carlo Bomben, Lloyd R. Bond, Richard 
C. Booth, William Borgen, Alex J. Borovkoff, 
Piero Boscacci, W. F. Boyd, Alvin W. Brady, 
Arthur J. Branstrom, John Brosnan Sr., 
Timothy Brosnan, Carlton Lee Brown, Clarence 
E. Brown, Eugene Brown, Peter Bruno, Bernal 
S. Burrows, Duane Busenbark, Harry C. 
Bussman, Joseph Byrne, Peter Byrne, Piero A. 
Cacianti, Robert Cain, Alfred W. Cairns, Eli L. 
Calmels, Robert L. Cameron, Joseph W. 
Canedo, John Caranlik, Nils Carlson, Frank L. 
Carr, Angelo D. Carrozzi, Willmar Carter, 
Michael F. Caruso, Paul R. Casha, Frank 
Castelan, James V. Cavalier, Nevin J. Cavero, 
Vincent Ceccarelli, Ignacio J. Cervarich, Harry 
Chinazzo, Charles A. Cirac, Axel Clausen, Frank 
J. Coen, Robert F. Cole, Joseph Coleman, 
David G. Conforti, Silvestre J. Corona, Ottorino 
Costantini, Lawrence P. Costello, Richard 
Cotter, Donald R. Cowger, Luther Cravrtord, 
Donald Curran, Armand D'Amico, Jack 
D'Asaro, William Earl Dale Jr., Carl Dallas, 
Clayton Dauphinee, Roland B. Davis, Willie I. 
Davis, John Dawson Jr., Edward M. DeBono, 
Herman Deurloo, Robert W. Dias. Philip Diaz, 
Angelo J. Dichiera. Richard H, Dietrich, John 
Dorham, Jerome Dowdy, Joseph P. Driscoll, 
Albert C. Dukes, Ervin Dunaway, R. F. Duncan 
Sr., Charles S. Dunleavy, Daniel Dushkevich, 
John A. Eaves, Esbern Enevold, Robert E. 



Ensor, Cloys R. Epps, Ottavio Ercolini Jr., 
Alfred D. Espino, George J. Etzel, Derald R. 
Fagley, Howard Falk, Howard Feeney, Floyd M. 
Fiser, Bernard Fitzpatrick, Frank E. FItzpatrick, 
Joseph Flannery, Raphael Flores, James C. 
Ford, Clyde W. Forsnnan, Robert E, Fournier, 
Bernard S. Fox, William J. Frizzell, Floyd 
Funderberg, Henry Funk, Earnest Galassi, 
William Galos, John Galvan, Virgil Gardner Sr., 
F. P. Gebhard, Jimmie Gee, Adelard Genest, 
Robert E. George, Louis Geranio, Jack M. 
Godsey, Robert F, Green, Sylvester Griffin, 
James M. Grigg, Reinhard Grossman, Robert 
A. Grover, Erwin Gutsch, Alvln Hall, Coleman 
Halloran, Fred A. Hannak, William F. Hauser, 
H. G. Hawley, Coleman Hendon, Gustave 
Hennig Jr., Bernabe Hernandez, Joseph C. 
Hernandez, Gerald D. Hickman, Lloyd Hill, 
Anthony Holman, Fred S. Horst, George W. 
Husak, William J. Irwin, Stanley M. Jabin, Jose 
Jiminez, Glen Johnson, Robert E. Johnson, 
Russell P. Johnson, David C. Johnston, Marlon 
Johnston, Donald Junkin, Elmo F. Kale, William 
Karl, Roderick M. Kern Jr., Ernest Killgore, 
Harvey Klavinger, Samuel Knox, Birger 
Knutsen, Andrew Koval Jr., Ivan Kuchan, Leroy 
H. Kuhn, Frank Kurpinsky, Louis Lagomarsino, 
William Harvey Laird, Charles Lamb, Marino 
Lari, Wilburn B. Larson, Roger Lawhorn, 
Joseph Le Compte, Ernest E. Lehman, Herbert 
Letin, Philip Letourneau, Emile W. Lewis, Harry 
Lis, Joseph Loughran, Henry Van Love, Gerald 
A. Luppens, Remo E. Luzzi, Peter Maffia, Paul 
Mannoni, Michael John Marconi, Harry Martin, 
Modesto W. Martinez, Leo L. Martini, George 
J. Martisus, Donald E. Mason, Silvio V. 
Massoletti, Harry W. Matlock, Carlos R. 
Mattson, Howard W. Mattson, Alfred L. 
Maurice, David C. McDermott, James 
McDonagh, William F. McDonagh, Eugene 
McDonough, John V. McDonough, Patrick J. 
McGee, Albert B. McKay, Leslie McKay, John 
T. McTernan, Eugene Medina, Nevin Carl 
Meier, Robert Menzies Jr., Paul Mericle, James 
Miller, Kenneth Miller, Walter E. Miller, Edward 
A, Moeller, Arnulfo Moreno, Fernando Moreno, 
Dale Morioka, Walt Morrow, Thomas J. Mueller 
Jr., Dan W. Mullins, Christopher Murphy, John 
Henry Murphy, David L. Nagel, Robert W. 
Nebel, Ventura Neira, Edward F. Nelson, Ralph 
Nelson, Robert L. Nelson, Edwin R. Ness, 
Sylvester F. Neumann, David Nicholas, Robert 
E. Noe, Edward E. O'Brien, Arnold B. Olson, 
Francis J. Olson, Ralph Ortiz, Joel E. 
Ostegaard, Earl C. Paden, Joseph PagliettinI, 
Bruno Paolinelli, Alex Pappas, Jesse Paramore, 
Dante P. Paris, John G. Pastorino, Arthur D. 
Paymiller, Edward S. Payne, Charles J. Peart, 
C. H. Pemberton, Raymond Petrucci, Everett 
Pierce, Aristlde Polini, Arthur Pomerenke, 
Spencer Prange, Carroll K. Price, Livio A. 
Puccetti, Eugene R. Purtell, Robert H. Quinn, 
Jacob Quiring, George R. Radoff, John 
Ragona, A. Ray, Maurice Reid, Robert H. Reid, 
Foster Reynolds, Paul Richards, Bill 
Richardson, Carl Rigler, Francisco Rios, Roy R. 
Roberts, Tom L. Robinson, David E. Roche, 
James C. Roofener, Armand Rudolph, 
Raymond Rushing, Ivan E. Ryan, Norman 
Salsbery, Sterling 0. Samples, Phinas L. 
Saterlee, Joseph Savin, Joseph Scarabosio, 
Raymond C. Schelegle, Robert Schenk, 

Theodore Schmidt, Irwin Schultz, George 
Schuster, Leonard Scott, George Scrico, John 
Shanley, Edward T. Sherry, Pete W. Siliznoff, 
Albert Silvestri, Benjamin C. Smart, Jack R. 
Smith, Samuel P. Smith, Livio Socal, John 
Sonne, James Sorensen, Jack D. Spear, Eric E. 
St. Denis, Joseph Staffy, Melvin Sten, Bryant 
Sterling, Raymond P. Stupi, Otto L. Suter, 
Edward W. Suvanto, Charles Swaiko, Harold 
David Taylor, William Teuber, Willy Carl 
Thoms, Paul S. Thorsteinson, Gordon Thyren, 
Henry Tigri, Robert E. Tipton, George Todesco, 
Reginald Tousey, Enrique C. Trujillo, Melvin W. 
Turri, John R. Van Koll, Edward J. Vella, 
Vernon Vuolas, Michael Walsh, John F. Warda, 
Leroy Watson, Ewing Watt, George E. Westfall, 
Harold Whiting, Denzil S. Willis, Albert S. 
Wilson, Lowell A. Wright, Richard F. Wright, 
Joseph M. Yoho, Fred Ziakoff, and Thomas L. 

Recipients of 40 to 44 year pins are as 
follows: H. E. Arant, Louis Balazs Jr., George 
Balletto, Antone M. Bandarra, George 
Baumgarten, Joseph M. Behm, Paul Belchar, 
Francis Be'rnie, Floyd Bible, Stanley Block, 
Secondo Boito, Carl Bording, Milton Bose, 
Louis C. Boyes, Louis Cagel, Robert J. 
Campbell, Roy Cardellini, Roland R. Carey, G. 
R. Cherry, John Chickosky, Robert Cloney, 
William R. Coldewe, Alex L. Craig, Andrew 
Daiss, Walter Davalos, Ira S. Davis, Walter E. 
Davis, Anthony Dichiera, Hugh W. Dozier, 
Robert F. Dunne, Dave N. Elam, Carl Eschler, 
Egisto Fanti, Peter L. Felix, Victor Fellows, 
Vincent Foley, Paul Gambino, Primo Gestra, J. 
Harris Giddings, Stephen Gifford, Ray S. 
Gonsales, Leopoldo Gozzi, Barney H. Green, 
Vernon Greenwood, Leslie Grill, James D. 
Guiney, Stanley Gwarlney, William Haecherl, 
Alden Hall, Albert E. Hambelton, Gordon 
Hendrickson, Fred C. Hernandez, William B. 
Hinkle, Harris Hoecker, Harold E. Howell, 
William A. Hyers, Edward R. lorio, Joseph C. 
Jesus, Eugene Jobe, Earl Johnson, Edgar G. 
Johnson, Theodore Johnson, Eric Karell, 
Patrick Kelly, Peter Kephart, William Kirner, 
William Komo, Lester La Mar, George E. Labo, 
W. T. Lahti, Leonard Lahtinen, Alfred R. Le 
Mar, Frank Ludwig, Carl Lund, Ernest Mattel, 
John F. Martin, C. 0. McCamish, Lewis J. 
McDermott, Jack C. McElroy, James 0. 
McGaughy, J. W. McKlnney, Charles J. 
Mignosa, Albert Moerman, Thomas P. Mullen, 
William Murphy, George Narlock, S. J. Nason, 
William B. Neff, Harold M, Nelson, Iver H. 
Nelson, Odell E. Nelson, Walter W. Nelson, S. 
A. Nemeth, Verner R. Nielsen, James 
O'Sullivan, Donald F. Odgers, Fred Oeverndiek, 
Carl 0. Olson, Caesar Orsi, Carl W. Owen, 
Bennett F. Pace, Ed V. Parent!, Steve Pavlich, 
Bruce A. Pendleton, William E. Peterson, D. 0. 
Phillips, James J. Picaso, John J. Pittavino, 
Frank Portman, Mario Puccetti, Herbert C. 
Quantz, Roy Raynor, Timothy Reen, William 
Rice, Everett Rogers, R. T. Rogers, Julio 
Romero, Henry Ruggeri, Clark Saxton, John 
Scaduto, Herbert Schenk, Milton Schupbach, 
Charles Shields, Leroy A. Smith, Joseph S. 
Sousa, Ralph G. Stein, Robert E. Stravrther, 
Milton Sykes, Harold Taber, Salvatore Tassone, 
Louis M. Thomas, Claude Thompson, Aldo 
Tigri, Stephen Tom, David G. Tyler, A. B. 
Varner, Eugene P. Vollstedt, August G. Walker, 
Delbert A. Wallace, Dale C. Warman, William 
R. Watkins, Kenneth A. Willford, Jewell D. 
Williams, Woodrow Wilson, Edgar A. Wooden, 

Jack Wruble, C. D. Wrye, H, G. Zabriskie, and 
Kurt Ziemer. 

Recipients of 45 to 49 year pins are as 
follows: Winfred Allison, Robert Anderson, 
Albert Arata, John Arnott, Leon H. Ayle, Frank 
Baber, L. F. Baker, Leo Barrett, Joseph 
Baumann, Leslie E. Begin, Leilo J. Bernardini, 
Emil Bettega, Michael Biagini, Manuel Biedma, 
John H. Blaedel, Milton Booth, William H. 
Brewer, George Callagy, Norman Cambra, J. H. 
Caruso, Edwin E. Cary, Frank Castellano, B. W. 
Cebula, Amos Cendali Jr., J. J. Christensen, 
Douglas Christian, Frank Clark, Bob Coffey, 
Alvln Cole, Edgar G. Davis, Everett E. Davis, 
Quinto De Antoni, A. De Young, C. H. 
Dresselhaus, E. H. Duncan, Eugene Egger, 
Lloyd Eiserman, R. B. Feying, Charles E. 
Fletcher Sr., Robert Fletcher, Charles Foliotti, 
James A. Gallaway, Victor Gavron, George 
Giacomino, R. S. Gowan, William Graziano, 
Berger Gustafson, Earl T. Gustafson, C. H. 
Hartman, Dan Harvey, L. C. Hatlen, James 
Heath, James F. Heffernan, A. G. Heglin, 
Richard Higuera, Ben Hoecker, John Hoem, 
Floyd 0. Hughes, Louis J. Hunt, Lloyd Hunter, 
Waler Isaeff, Robert Jensen, Harry Kanewske, 
Franklin B. Kegg, Harry Kelman, Lee Klahn, 
Albin Larson, H. M. Lazzarini, Hulder Lee, 
Herbert G. Lindberg, Clifford Lindquist, Robert 
Lindquist, J. A. Lingeman, W. J. Loscutoff, 
William M. Loswick, Donald Mac Lean, Ed 
Mandt, Thomas Manton, Al Martin, Ernest 
Massoletti, Ben M. Melcher, R. Miailovich, 
Walter Michael, Harold (H. C.) Miller, Renaldo 
Montegari, Leo Moretton, Harty J. Mullin, Allan 

A. Murdock, William Murdock, Roland 
Musante, Andrew Neenan, Howard Nelson, 
Rosario F. Occhipinti, Leo Olbrych, W. E. 
Pallas, Fred Pendleton, Joseph Peter, 
Augustino Pieretti, M. Robert Pioli, Elton Poltz, 
Giacomo Raccanello, W. Remmy, John 
Reynolds, Francis Richards, George T. 
Robinson, Jim Rockwell, Robert Rosemont, P. 
W. Rosenbaum, John Rossi, John M. 
Rudometkin, William H. Salih, L. J. Schnapp, 
Fred Schneider, Jack Schultz, Simon P. 
Sellman, Henry Semeit, William H. Short, 
Claude Shuey, Ralph E. Sisson, Dean Smith, 
Robert Cole Smith, P. D. Snedaker, Chris 
Sollid, Alfred Staff, A. Steinauer, Aaron T. 
Strickland, Tony Sukle, R. H. Sundquist, 
Gunnar Svenningsen, Joe Tringale, Bernhard 
Tullinen, W. L. Vallans, Joseph Varrone, Carl 
W. Vedell, John Vollen, Louis Voipe, Carl 
Waldheim, Albert F. Walker, Floyd Warnock, 
Charlie Washam, Robert V. Waylett, John 
Wenstrom, Harry Wiedenkofer, Reinhold Wiese, 
and Joseph Zlelen. 

Recipients of 50 to 54 year pins are as 
follows: Ethan Allen, Frank E. Berg, Frank R. 
Carlson, Joseph F. Ciatti, Albert Cochelle, Pete 
Costanzo, J. J. Creegan, Samuel Dahlberg, 
Charles R. Devereaux, Huge A. Fodge, Walter 
Ghielmetti, John Giorda'.io, Axel Hallberg, Jesse 
Howard, Ralph (Rolf) Jensen, Frank Kammerer, 
Melvin Kenney, Dave Lewis, Antonio Midile, I. 

B. Ramstead, George W. Rohrs, N. 
Rudometkin, J. E. Shervington, Clarence P. 
Smith, R. C. Smith, Edwin Soderlund, J. J. 
Sullivan, Martin E. Walker, and Cecil Westman. 

Recipients of 55 to 59 year pins are George 
Arras, Rollo Brown, Alfred Hamberg, and 
Morris Stein; C. A. Clancy, Mario Ponte, and 
Audie VIck received 60 to 64-year pins; and 
Walter Zecker received a 70 to 74-year pin. 



Blueprint Contributors 

Continued from Page 21 

Samuel C. Gavitt 
Robin Gerber 
Adeline R. Grimme 
Luther B. Hundley 
Ted L. Knudson 
Fred Moeller 
Anthony Ochocki 
Raymond O'Kane 
Richard Otte 
Harold Shoemaker 
Gene Slater 
Clair A. Springman 
Roger Stephenson 

Missoula White Pine Sash Company 

Welfare and Humanity Fund 
J. Vitolo Construction. Inc. 

Local 67 
Local 122 
Local 627 
Local 715 
Local 993 
Local 1509 
Local 2024 
Local 2212 

Guy D. Adams 
Dale Adkins 
Glen Birchfield 
Grace Brandon 
John F. Bums 
Ronald I. Cameron 
Russell Cantu 
David A. Copp 
Joseph Cusimano Jr. 
Marc J. Furman 
Marvin J. Habbinga 
George L. Henegar 
Elmer E. Henning 
Ted C. Higley 
Joel Jansson 
H. Paul Johnson 
Russell R. Kimble 
Sigurd Lucassen 
Patrick D. McGinnis 
Dale H. Messer 
Peter Nagy 
Martin P. O'Boyle 
Roy W. Parent 
Lee Peterson 
Ronald D. Smoot 
Earle A. Soderman 
Robert A. Sundberg 
Fiery J. Thielen 
James A. Winters 

Saint Dominic's Home 
Shapell Industries, Inc. 

Local 24 
Local 66 
Local 345-L 
Local 388 
Local 514 
Local 624 
Local 1014 
Local 1752 

Jacksonville District Council 

Young Families 

Continued from Page 7 

"Younger workers have been 
particularly hard-hit by the eco- 
nomic conditions of the past dec- 
ade," said JEC chairman David R. 
Obey (D-Wis.) in commenting cfn 
the report. 

"Young families are having to 
make many hard choices," Obey 
continued. As noted in the study, 
the congressman said baby boom- 
ers are "deferring marriage, they 
are relying on two wage earners, 
they are postponing having chil- 
dren, they are having fewer chil- 
dren, and they are buying smaller 

"They spend 14% less on furni- 
ture than an equivalent family in 
1973, 30% less on clothes, 15% 
less on personal care, and 38% less 
on charitable contributions. Their 
savings rate dropped by 75%. In 
1983 there were almost 1 million 
more young families than there had 
been in 1973 who had no savings at 
all. Young families in 1983 also had 
considerably more debt," Obey 

"We clearly have a serious 
problem in terms of making it pos- 
sible for a substantial portion of 
one generation of Americans to 
share in a standard of living that 
most Americans once took for 
granted," he continued. 

The JEC chairman concluded, 
"We must achieve higher rates of 

growth and that means increasing 
the productivity and competitive- 
ness of our economy. That is a 
hard and complex job with no sin- 
gle easy solution. But it is past 
time that we got started." !J!j(J 

Treasure Houses 

Continued from Page 9 

paintings, the original Chippendale fur- 
niture, and the incredible silks and ta- 
pestries painstakingly woven centuries 
ago and accoustomed to a damp British 
environment. The entire exhibit area, 
35,000 square feet, had to be humidified 
and the proper temperature maintained 
for the duration of the showing. Miles 
of ductwork were installed before com- 
pleting the rooms. Of course, in keeping 
with the exacting gallery standards, 
ducts, vents, and tubing were to be 
unobtrusive. You don't often find hu- 
midifiers in 15th century British castles. 
Brotherhood members rose to meet 
this challenge as they meet all the as- 
signments they are faced with at the 
gallery. They enjoy their work and all 
its demands. Tom Piddington, Local 
1665, Alexandria, Va., remarked that 
working there is an ideal job. In addition 
to the opportunity to be a part of ex- 
hibits like Treasure Houses, King Tut, 
and The Splendors of Dresden, the 
carpenters really get a chance to stretch 
their training and knowledge. Each ex- 
hibit brings with it new challenges and 
new, almost impossible tasks. For 
Treasure Houses, UBC members found 
themselves faced with a variety of chal- 
lenges from carefully gluing the velvet 
covering onto the display case shelves 
so that not a seam showed to installing 
elaborate cornices and moldings with 
perfectly matched and mitered corners 
to throwing handfuls of sand on the 
floor until it had just the right feel of a 
Tudor-era castle. They never knew what 
use their talents would be put to next 
but the gallery always knew what they'd 
deliver — quality. jjyjj 

Treasure Houses Exhibit Brings Awards to 11 Brotherhood Carpenters 

In addition to being one of the most 
fabulous exhibitions of British art ever as- 
sembled, and setting record attendance fig- 
ures at the National Gallery of Art in Wash- 
ington, D.C. . The Treasure Houses of Britain 
has garnered craftsmanship awards for 1 1 
UBC members whose skill and innovative 
techniques brought the exhibit to life. 

The awards are given by the Washington 
Building Congress each year, and the recip- 
ients will be honored at a dinner later this 
month. All of the winners are employed by 
Coming Constmction Corp.. Beltsville, Md., 
which has been a UBC contractor for 48 

The craftsmen who are to receive the 
awards are: Dick Yates, Local 132, Wash- 
ington, D.C; Tom Piddington, Local 1655. 
Alexandria, Va.; Robert Jones, Local 1590, 
Washington, D.C; Jerry Moore, Local 132; 
Randy Payne, Local 132; Lester DuMont, 
Local 1590; George Callaway, Local 1145, 
Washington, D.C; Frank Brookley. Local 
142, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Ray Nicholson, Local 
528, Washington, D.C; Danny Sludds, Lo- 
cal 1665; and Richard DeMarr, Local 132. 

The only individual award winner, Yates 
was chosen for his attention to detail in 
creating the comer fireplace pictured on page 
eight. He was also a part of the team that 

received an award for the doomed ceiling of 
the sculpture rotunda featured on our cover. 
The dome was a challenge for Yates and 
other team members Nicholson, Studds, and 
DeMarr since it was framed out of wood 
and then formed by two layers of 'A" drywall. 
Piddington, Jones, and Moore were honored 
for their detail and molding in the Dutch 
Cabinet room. Payne, DuMont, Callaway, 
and Brookley received their award for the 
arched ceiling of the Waterloo Gallery pic- 
tured on page nine. 

Each of these jobs required attention to 
detail and a special application of the car- 
pentry skills. 



The following list of 359 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $631 ,385.21 death claims paid in November 1 985; (s) following 
name in listing indicates spouse of members 

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Chicago, IL — Bernard Battistelli. Bruno De 

Wheeling West, VA— Robert L. Warren. 
St. Louis, MO— GeraJdine Lois Pauselius (s). 
Minneapolis, MN — Norman Crosby. Peter R. Pru- 
sait. Wayne Stein. 

Philadelphia, PA — Douglas G. Fumess, Sigurd G. 

Cleveland, OH— Rose Haic (s). 
(Chicago, IL^Egbert Buurma, James A. Knoll, Mi- 
chael F. Jaworski. 

San Antonio, TX— Walter B. Read. William A. 

Bronx, NY — Harry Passkow. 
San Francisco, CA — Charles T. Caron. 
Central, CN — John Sapienza, Nellie Castiglione (s). 
Paul Breitkreuz. Rene Ouellette. 
Toronto Ont, CAN — Douglas Trory. 
Oakland, CA— John A. Olesky. 
San Rafael, CA— Fay W. Scovill (s). George Wash- 
ington, Margaret C. Stapp (s). 
Boston, MA — John J. Sullivan. 
San Francisco, CA — William M. Emond. 
St. Louis, MO— Everett H. Whitworth. 
Fitchburg, MA — Jeremiah Gardner, Veiko Jokela, 
Walfred Maki. 

Boston, MA — Thomas J. McKee. 
Chicago, IL — William F. Grein, Jr. 
Denver, CO — Ronald G. McGillivray. 
Chicago, IL — Alrik Carlson. Earl Milgrom, Erik 
Bark. Henry Lubs. Henry Meise. Hubert Jacobs, 
Lawrence Anderson. Lester Wickstrom, Ludwig 
Wieland, Vernon A. Larson. 
Indianapolis, IN — Roscoe R. Swafford. 
Kansas City, MO — Geraldine S. Puhr (s), Raymond 
L. Lamb. Robert M. Livingston. 
Chicago, IL— Dollie M. Radis (s|. 
Olean, NY— Earl W. Southard. 
Canton, OH— Albert Juszli. 

Chicago, IL — Josephine Larson (s). Lorraine O. 
Kapel (s). 

Anaconda, MT — Sara Kirkeby (s). 
Evansville, IN — Arnold C. Hesson. 
Spokane, WA — Kenneth Smith. 
Baltimore, MD — John H. Skuhr. John J. Faherty. 
Rudolph Zinn. 

Oakland, CA — Patricia Jane Corn (s|. 
Dayton, OH — Bruce Gilley. Sondra M. Green (s). 
Cleveland, OH — Marija Sankovic (s). 
Des Moines, lA — Orville L. Olson. 
East Detroit, MI — Bernardo Pulsinelli. Renee El- 
friede Maki (s). 

Passaic, NJ — Jisseltje Kuyper (s). William Modla. 
Seattle, WA— Frans Nelson, Herbert B. Bitz. Law- 
rence C. Shannon, Olaf Arthur Berg, Roy Laughren, 
Thomas P. Cranson. 
Washington, DC — Eiza, Earl McDavid. 
New York, NY — Gustave Kjellberg. Leo Rosen. 
Pittsburgh, PA— Richard R. Maffei. Rodney L. Lee 
Kenosha, WI— Fern B. Smith (s). 
East St. Louis, IL — Joan Francine Howell (s). 
Chicago, Il^William V. Tela. 
Peoria, IL — Grant C. Wanack. Herbert E. Brown. 
Nelson C. Lenaway. 

Salt Lake City, UT — Doyle Smith, Janis E. Jirgen- 

Peru, IL — Lois M. Vodacek (s). 
Columbus, OH— Charles F. Reid, Chester O. Wal- 
ton. Willard G. Hale. 

Houston, TX— Al Knight. Cifton L. McClure, For- 
rest G. Brady, George B. Holstead. Sr., Ole Mid- 
strom, Vina Longbotham (s). 

Atlanta, GA — Alan J. Campbell. Donald Earl Gray, 
James E. Durham, Sr. 

Riverside, CA — Bernard E. Snider. Bill Van Ant- 
werp, Raymond B. Morris, Jr. 
Chicago, Il^Julius J. Tomasek, Otto A. Kowalski. 
Portland, OR— Harold Hoffhines. 
Kingston Ont, CAN— Walter S. Keech. 
Bloomingburg, NY — Michael Joseph Bellarosa, 
Stanley V. Dailey. 

Savannah, GA — Jessie P. Brown. Julian S. Ashmore. 
New York, NY — Cainer V. Linzen, George L. Fri- 
berg. Giuseppina Barone (s). Marcello Zadra. Wil- 
liam Rypysc. 

Oneonta, NY— Walter Dewey. Sr. 
Berkshire Cnty, MA— Stanley P. Ryczck. 
San Jose, CA — Tony Rose. 
Milwaukee, WI— Nola H. Schultz (s). 
Drsden, OH— Russell V. Sowers. 
Watertown, NY— Walter L. DufTer. 
Great Falls, MO— Earl Stanley Haaby. 
Brooklyn, NY — Edward Edwardsen, Gunnar Olsen. 
Kalamazoo, MI — Joyce L. Gardner Is). 
Cedar Rapids, lA — Vernon Goad. 
Madison, WI — Frank Holan. 
San Jose, CA — Kenneth Young, Theo N. Petty. 

338 Seattle, WA— Alvin B. Thorkelson, Herbert C. West. 

340 Hagerstown, MD— Charles J. Butts. 

343 Winnipeg Mani, CAN — Joseph Iskierski. 

356 Marietta, OH— Arthur C. Atherton. 

434 Chicago, II^Michael Pukalla. 

452 Vancouver B C, CAN — Fred Pereverzoff. 

454 Philadelphia, PA— Doshia B. Tucker (s). 

458 ClarksviUe, IN— Bonnie Jean Mull (s). 

465 Chester County, PA— Mary Ellen Siter (s). 

470 -ftcoma, WA— C. L. Major. John W. Heydlauff. 

493 Mt Vernon, NY— Egidio Lucente. 

500 Butler, PA— Donald C. Hunt. Orvis B. Himes. 

512 Ann Arbor, MI— Albin V. Burke. 

^ 514 Wilkes Barre, PA — Bernard Laskowski. 

531 New York, NY— Alfred Hinz, Anne L. Garchik (s), 

Armand Poropat. 

562 Everett, WA— John D. Bell, 

579 St. John N F, CAN— George W. Young. 

600 Lehigh VaUey, PA— Anthony Unger, Sr.. Earl J. Rex, 

608 New York, NY — Joseph A. Vasile, Lucien L. Dupre. 

634 Salem, lI^Delbert Louis Gillett. 

638 Marion, IL — James Ewell Conkle, 

639 Akron, OH— Ernest Darlak, 

642 Richmond, CA— Colonel Hadley Crow, Gilbert C. 


644 Pekin, IL— Floyd W. Coffman. 

665 Amarillo, TX — Lota Nellie Lummus (s), Thena 

Frances Ward (s). 

675 Toronto Ont, CAN— Elsie Gulka (s). 

710 Long Beach, CA — Orville Lee Murray. 

721 Los Angeles, CA — Paul Bruckner. Therese Fischer 


727 Hialeah, FL — Roman John Szymula. 

735 Mansfield, OH — George E. Eckstein, Mayme May 

Grove (s). 

743 BakersReld, CA— Jesse Dean Seigal. Walter A. Em- 
erald, Woodrow W.Yarbrough. 

745 Honolulu, HI — Mitsushi Shito, Norman Noboru 


751 Santa Rosa, CA— Lois B. Stiles (s). 

753 Beaumont, TX— Clifford Carl Duggan, 

756 BeUingham, WA— Melvin B. Coe, 

769 Pasadena, CA— Plez E. Allen. 

782 Fond Du Lac, WI— Melvin R. Ollerman. 

790 Dixon, II^Lelah Rogers (s). 

819 West Palm Beach, FL— Gricsmer Harvey S. 

839 Des Plaines, Il^Leo Fersch. 

845 Clifton Heights, PA— Gerald P. Burke. 

900 Altoona, PA— Harry R. Guyer. 

906 Glendalc, AR— Marie Carlin (s). 

912 Richmond, IN— Delbert F. Wines. 

971 Reno, NV— Andrew J. Swalley, 

977 WichiU Falls, TX— Pearl Keenan (s). Thruman H, 


1000 Tampa, FL — Helen Lesyshyn (s). Joseph R. Lewis. 

1003 Indianapolis, IN — Galen T. Freed. 

1014 Warren, PA— John J. Kushner. 

1016 Muncie, IN — Charles E, Brown, Roberi H. Swinger, 

Stafford W. Wallingsford. 

1023 Dalhousie NB, CAN— Martial Pelletier. 

1027 Chicago, II^Tullio Buoni. 

1050 Philadelphia, PA — David Langley, Frank Pingitroe, 

Joseph Paone. William Siggson. 

1055 Lincoln, NE — Lorenz Elmsliauser, 

1089 Phoenix, AZ^Arthur Hazelton, Sr,, Charles R. 

Spray, James O, Noble, Julio S, Arellano. 

1093 Glencove, NY — Angelo A, Simoneschi, 

1098 Baton Rouge, LA — Ernest Farmer, 

1109 VisaUa, CA— Paul Freeze, 

1120 Portland, OR— Antonio Cangialosi, Charles R, Whit- 
comb. Freida D, Savitts (s), Louis Verbraeken, 

1126 Annapolis, MD — Roy Elmer Miser, 

1138 Toledo, OH— Earl M. Bringe, James Mahaney, 

1146 Green Bay, WI— Orin Kittelson, 

1148 Olympia, WA— Howard Fuller, 

1149 San Francisco, CA — Duane O. McGraw, 
1159 Point Plasant, WV— Margaret R. Bray (s). 
1192 Birmingham, AL — Clinton C. Holman, 
1205 Indio, CA— Robert Coulter. 

1235 Modesto, CA— Lloyd A. Windrem, Walter Zanini, 

1250 Homestead, FU-Gordon D. Myiks. Lewis G, Bar- 

1251 N. Westminster EC, CAN— Walter Abram, 

1273 Eugene, OR— Elsie A, Kaasa (s). 

1274 Decatur, AL — Alton J, Fears, George Kirchner. 
1296 San Diego, C A— Earl J, Hider. 

1302 New London, CT— Mildred Best (s), 

1303 Port Angeles, WA — Leonard Johannes, 
1314 Oconomowoc, WI — Roy J, Nienow. 
1329 Independence, MO — Francis Nelson. 

1342 Irvington, NJ — Anthony Adelizio. Edward Emer- 
son, Roberi J, O'Connell, William C. Rommel. 

1358 La Jolla, CA — Francis L. Morris. 

1362 Ada Ardmore, OK— Shelton M. Estes. 

1365 Cleveland, OH— Margaret Whitacre (s). 

1388 Oregon City, OR— Arihur Huntley. 

1394 Ft. Lauderdale, FI^Ethel C. Brown (s). 

1396 Golden, CO— Kenneth H. Anderson. 

1400 Santa Monica, CA— Alba T. Paul, 

1407 San Pedro, CA— Joel C, Curnutt, Lawrence R. 

Gamble, Manuel R. Muro. 
1419 Johnstown, PA— James Eldon Stahl. 
1428 Midland, TX— Cecil Impson, 
1449 Lansing, MI — Cecil Mapletoft. 
1454 Cincinnati, OH— Charles O, Edwards. 
1456 New York, NY— Edward R, Penny, Frank Ras- 

lowsky, John L. Romonoski, Stella Migliaccio (s). 
1461 Traverse City, MI— Willard Randall. 
1464 Mankato, MN — Olivia Heminover (s), 
1495 Chico, CA— Clarence C, Vingness. 

1497 E. Los i\ngeles, CA — Fredolf G, Johnson. 

1498 Provo, UT— Mark A. Brown. 
1507 El Monte, CA— Elmer L. Eaks. 

1529 Kansas City, KS— Leroy Ellsworth Campbell. 

1533 Two Rivers, WI— Kathleen G. Juul. 

1536 New York, NY— Assunta Marra (s|. 

1565 Abilene, TX— Herman Hyatt, Roy A. Caton. 

1571 East San Diego, CA — Eberhard J, Augustine, James 

Lee Scott, 
1581 Napoleon, OH— Guy E. Stanlield, 
1583 Englewood, CO— Gail C. Scholl. 
1588 Sydney NS, CAN— Gerald White, 

1595 Montgomery County, PA — Evelyn Bible (s), Francis 
Deery. William Chomiak. 

1596 SI. Louis, MO— Raymond Schultz, 
1620 Rock Springs, WY— Howard O, Hibler. 

1622 Hayward, CA — Cleve Burlington, Loucille Petersen 

1635 Kansas City, MO— George H, Payur, 
1644 Minneapolis, MN — George Zembai, 
1665 Alexandria, VA — Andrew C. Monroe. 
1693 Chicago, IL — Charles M. Gramberg. Patricia B. 

Armstrong (s), 

1707 Kelso Longview, WA — William C. Gamble. 

1708 Auburn, WA— Robert J. Guggenbickler. 
1715 Vancouver, WA — Benjamin H. Gray, Jr. 
1735 Pr Rupert EC, CAN— John Gorda 

1752 Pomona, CA — Arthur R, Romero, George O, Brooks, 

Howard W, Gordon. 
1770 Cape Girardeau, MO— Charies J. McCollum. 
1780 Las Vegas, NV — Douglas E, Mueske, James Barger. 
1815 Santa Ana, CA — Ernest Gommel, Robert Vasquez. 

1822 Fort Worth, TX— Bob Wood. 

1823 Philadelphia, PA— Charles W. Freeman, 

1846 New Orleans, LA— Helen C, Melerine (s), Robert 
A, Cribb. Wan-en Willoz, Sr. 

1849 Pasco, WA— Fay Wallace Stilwill, Hartwick J. Dul- 
lum, Walter E, Anderson, 

1856 Philadelphia. PA— Ralph L Poplin. 

1884 Lubbock, TX— Walter J. Allison. 

1897 Lafayette, LA — Ervy Broussard. 

1931 New Orleans, LA — Carla Bivalacqua (s). 

1947 Hollywood, Fl^-John A. Callbeck. 

20O6 Los Gatos, CA — Joseph Stonecipher, 

2020 San Diego, CA — Erwin H, Spinning. Norma Jean 
Kwast (s), Vincent Ciolino. 

2046 Martinez, CA— Russell Williams. 

2057 Kirksville, MO— Wanen T. Miller. 

2078 Vista, CA— Harty J. Pratt. 

2103 Calgary Alta, CAN— James Edward Logelin, Val- 
entine Peter Szautner. 

2132 La Follette, TN— General Lee G, L. Brown. 

2217 Lakeland, FI^Andrew J, Alvey. Wilmer H. Holton. 

2244 Little Chute, WI— Emily Bungean (s). 

2264 Pittsburgh, PA— William John Capan. 

2265 Detroit, MI — James Kenneth Peters. 
2274 Pittsburgh, PA— Charies Ray 

2286 Clanton, AI^David O. Sanders. 

2375 Los Angeles, CA — Martin Ganz. 

2416 Portland, OR— Elmer L. Dewitl, Julius H, Bergs- 

2436 New Orleans, LA — Johnny C. Parker. 
2486 Sudbury ONT, CAN— Maria Haus (s). 

2519 Seattle, WA— Antonio Reyes. 

2520 Anchorage, AK — Ralph H, Rasmussen, 
2528 Raincllc, WV— Ruth Halsey Hail (s), 
2565 San Francisco, CA — Richard Bigeal. 
2629 Hughesville, PA— Marcella R. West (s). 
2693 Pt. Arthur Ont, CAN— Roland Letouraeau. 
2696 Milford, NH— Thomas P. Healy. 

2715 Medford. OR— John C. Ramos. 

2754 Pembroke Ont, CAN— Faith Lapointe. 

2795 Ft. Lauderdale, FL— Herman Fields. 

2949 Roseburg, OR — Thurman Lee Marical (s). 

3074 Chester, CA — Emmett M. Brockman, Mario Delizio. 

3088 Stockton, CA— Ethel Mary Fleming (s). Jesse Gabell. 

3127 New York, NY— Albert S, Budrik, Margaret Pater- 

3161 Maywood, CA — Michael Quaranla. Shiriey S. Odrich 

3175 Pembroke Ont, CAN— Allan Dament (s). 

7000 Province of Quebec LCL 134-2— Francoise Cham- 
berland (s). Lucien Ethier. Wilfrid Lauzon. 



Circus Wheels 

Continued from Page 13 
can learn the step-by-step process of 
making a steel-rimmed wooden wheel 
by viewing several pictorial panels in 
the shop. 

Today, only a few craftsmen turn out 
these beautiful wagon wheels. One such 
artisan still plying his craft as a wheel- 
wright is Henry Foerster of Sheboygan , 
Wise. Foerster, who has been making 
wheels for less than 20 years, recently 
constructed wheels for the Circus World 
Museum's newly restored Ringling Bell 
Wagon. Foerster believes the wheel- 
making process should be done in a 
historically correct way. "I follow the 
same principles to fabricate a wheel as 
were used long ago," he says. "But 
instead of using some of the old methods 
like placing the tire in a coal or wood 
fire, I use modern conveniences like a 
torch." The product, however, is still 
a wooden masterpiece of white oak with 
sunburst inserts of oak, elm, or ash. 

Making circus wagon wheels, with 
their brilliant sunbursts and colorful 
detail, is indeed nearly a lost art. But 
talented wheelwrights like Foerster are 
helping to keep the craft alive. 

C. P. Fox sums up the nostalgic 
beauty of circus wagon wheels well in 
his book. Circus Parades: A Pictorial 
History of America 's Greatest Pageant, 
when he writes, "To those who remem- 
ber the circus parade, the wheels on 
the wagons not only had a beautiful, 
flashing effect, but had a rumbling knock 
all their own. No other wheel had that 
deep throated knock. . . . The sound, 
along with the clanking of chains and 
shuffling of elephants, are indelibly re- 
tained in the memories of those who 
were fortunate enough to watch a pa- 
rade." tlljr; 

Children in Poverty 

Continued from Page 15 

sider it good news that more than 13 
million children under 18 live in pov- 
erty, but most people who care about 
the long-term implications cannot. 

Especially, as FRAC pointed out. if 
there is increased unemployment during 
another recession. Only about one-third 
of the unemployed receive jobless ben- 
efits, and, coupled with cuts in social 
programs, the result could worsen the 
already disgraceful poverty level for 
children and adults. 

In a related study, a study by Con- 
gress' Joint Economic Committee said 
that between 1973 and 1984, declines 
in average real income for households 
headed by women was greater than that 
for two-parent families, and that aver- 
age real incomes for families headed 
by women were lower in 1984 than 
in 1967. !J!ji; 

OSHA Award 

On Oct. 28, 1985. Patrick Tyson. Acting 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, 
right, presented tlie Maine Federal Safety 
and Heallii Council the second place na- 
tional award from the Department of La- 
bor for Significant Contributions to the 
Federal Safety and Health Program. Steve 
Perry. VBC representative and chairman 
of the Maine Federal Safety and Health 
Council, accepted the award on behalf of 
the council at ceremonies in New Orleans 
during the National Safety Council Con- 

The Federal Safety and Health Councils 
are nationally mandated groups with vol- 
untary participation from federal work- 
places and their labor unions whose goals 
are to improve safety and health condi- 
tions in the Federal workplaces. Before 
being appointed an International Repre- 
sentative. Perry was secretary of the 
Portsmouth Federal Employees Metal 
Trades Council and president of Local 
3073 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 

Which Are You? 

Submitted by Gary Adams 

Some members keep their union strong 
While others join and just belong. 

Some dig right in — some serve with 


Some go along jusi for the ride. 

Some volunteer lo do their share. 
While some lie hack and just don't care. 

On meeting day some always show. 
While there are those who never go. 

Some do their best, some build, some 

make , 

Some never give, but always lake. 

Some lag behind, some let things go. 
Some never help their union grow. 

Some drag, some pull, some don't, 

some do. 

Consider — which of these are you? 

Consumer Clipboard 

Continued from Page 30 

at you — it's a piece of junk," Carroll 


American apparel and footwear man- 
ufacturers lost almost $1 billion in do- 
mestic and export sales during 1982 
because of foreign product counterfeit- 
ing and other fraudulent activities, the 
U.S. International Trade Commission 
stated in a recent report. Furthermore, 
the lost revenues translated into a loss 
of 20,824 jobs in the apparel industry 

It's no surprise that Taiwan and Hong 
Kong were identified as the major 
sources of counterfeit apparel. But the 
28-country list compiled by the ITC 
also included major European coun- 
tries, almost every South American 
country, and even Egypt and Saudi 

Collectively, they're counterfeiting 
T-shirts, knit sport-shirts, jeans, sweat- 
ers, and accessories like belts, caps, 
and ties. There's a whole range of 
sportswear being faked too: tennis, snow 
skiing, and jogging wear, sweatshirts, 
shorts, and athletic footwear. Most of 
these goods falsely carry a brand name 
or designer label or logo, the ITC re- 

Fake Levi jeans far outsell the real 
thing in most Asian countries, accord- 
ing to another report on counterfeiting 
prepared by a House subcommittee. 
Bogus Walt Disney T-shirts, "Members 
Only" jackets, and IZOD Lacoste gar- 
ments have turned up in this country. 

The House report stated that current 
laws to protect American products are 
too weak. A recent rash of proposed 
legislation indicates lawmakers agree 
tighter controls are needed against im- 
port fraud. 

An anti-counterfeiting bill now before 
Congress would impose criminal and 
civil penalties for domestic counterfeit- 
ing. Another proposal recommends that 
duty-free status be denied to developing 
countries that do not enforce laws to 
protect patents, trademarks, and copy- 
rights of American products. Ijrjfi 


The Samual Gompers Stamp Club has 
available First Day Covers on a 25i stamp 
honoring Jack London, which was first is- 
sued on January 11. London was a prolific 
writer about labor issues and is credited with 
a famous definition of a "scab." The First 
Day Covers can be ordered from the Sam 
Gompers Stamp Club, P.O. Box 1233, 
Springfield. Va. 221.M. Price is 1 for $1. or 
3 for $2.50. Send stamped self addressed 
#10 envelope. 




Nails work twice as hard with this unique 
new Joist Hanger Clip. Newly designed joist 
hangers from Panel Clip make nails do dou- 
ble duty, are stronger, more efficient, and 
save time and labor. Nails are directed on 
an angle through the joist and into the header 
through a unique tube that is formed into 
the hanger. The consistent nail angle permits 
the use of a lighter gauge steel while achiev- 
ing higher load values. 

For further information and a free detailed 
catalog of other structural connectors con- 
tact: The Panel Clip Company, P.O. Box 
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9335, except Michigan: 313-474-0433. 

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endorsement or recommendation . All per- 
formance claims are bused on statements 
by the manufacturer. 


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Clifton Enterprises 21 

Foley-Belsaw 39 

Full Length Roof Framer 39 



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groove, shiplap, and board and batten. Price: 
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A set of two Powerlift wall jacks allows two 
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The Powerlift uses a circular cranking mo- 
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Powerlift wall jacks have an all-steel chas- 
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inch-wide base plate, and a Vi-inch steel 
upper wall stop. 

To purchase a set of Powerlift wall jacks 
or for more information contact: 

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when you shop for building supplies. 

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A pocket size book with the EN- 
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There are 2400 widths of build- 
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There are 2400 Commons and 2400 
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Where Our New 
Members Are 
Coming From 

. . .and how we're going 
to keep them with us 

During recent years, the North American labor 
movement has gone through re-evaluations of 
its goals and purposes. It has done a lot of soul 
searching, and it has had a horde of detractors 
circling its union camps like so many wolves on 
the prowl. 

The situation has become so uncertain that in 
some instances, members have taken off their 
UBC buttons and put away their dues books 
and taken non-union jobs. Journalists, mean- 
while, have told their readers that the labor 
movement is in trouble, losing members, and 
that labor unions are a thing of the past. 

Those of you who know me realize that 
nothing gets my dander up more than to hear 
someone bad mouthing the labor movement and 
especially our own United Brotherhood of Car- 
penters and Joiners of America. I feel the same 
way about a labor union that Benjamin Franklin 
felt about the union of the American colonies 
when he signed the Declaration of Independence 
and told his fellow members of the Continental 
Congress, "We must all hang together, or as- 
suredly we shall all hang separately." 

Truly, these are the times which try the souls 
of dedicated trade unionists. There are so many 
economic forces pulling at us from many direc- 
tions that we spend much of our time putting 
out fires and realigning our ranks just to keep 
our members employed and their families secure. 

I look in the classified advertisements of the 
local newspaper and I see ads for "CARPEN- 
TERS & LABORERS. . .hourly or piece work, 
framing carpenter crews needed, . . ." and I 
know, and you know, without checking that 
most of these jobs listed in these ads are not 
union. They offer no job protection; layoffs are 
frequent, and the pay is below union scale. 

I remember the old days when a builder or 
contractor called the union hall and told the 
business agent to send so many carpenters, so 
many lathers, so many piledrivers, or finish 

carpenters, or apprentices, and the builder knew 
he was getting trained and skilled workers. He 
knew what the wages would be and that they 
would stay that way for the duration of the 
project. Jurisdictional problems were minor ones, 
and they were settled on the spot between the 

When the weather was good in the old days 
a construction job would be a beehive of activity, 
with hodcarriers moving up and down the floors, 
bricklayers laying tier after tier of brick, lathers 
tacking mesh, and plasterers following right 
behind with trowels and mixes. These were 
proud tradesmen, and workers with craft skills 
were looked up to by their neighbors. 

I know you can't hold back progress, but 
today's new technology in industry and the 
building trades has taken away some of our pride 
in craftsmanship, and at the same time, it has 
taken away some of the pride and prestige that 
went with the job and the union. And, of course, 
the sad fact is that technology has taken away 
jobs. When you visit a construction site today 
you seldom see that beehive of activity. 

The same is true in the manufacturing indus- 
tries. Robotics and computer programming have 
eliminated many workers from assembly lines. 
The jobs which are left are often transferred 
overseas to countries where labor is cheap and 
the standard of living is such that a worker can 
get by on pennies a day. 

So while technology and economics were 
whittling away at blue collar union jobs, trade 
unions were also losing members by default. In 
the construction industry, for example, too many 
skilled, union building tradesmen drifted away 
during the 60s and 70s from the bread-and-butter 
jobs in residential housing and small construction 
to the big commercial jobs which pay higher 
wages and overtime. Only a few years ago, non- 
union contractors were a negligible factor in the 
industry. Today, a lot of those small non-union 
contractors have moved into the bigtime and 
joined the top 400 firms listed in the Engineering 
News Record. 

At the peak of America's manpower mobili- 
zation during World War II a third or more of 
the nation's labor force was organized into 
unions. Now less than one fifth of the workforce 
is union. This is partly due, of course, to the 
tremendous growth in white-collar occupations 
and the service industries, which were once 
largely unorganized. Quite honestly, the building 
and construction trades and the allied industries 
they represent were once the backbone of the 
North American labor movement. Today, they 
have lost much of their clout with the growth of 
the white-collar industries. 



There's an old saying: "In union there is 
strength." No truer words have been spoken. 
We will not regain our level of respect in our 
areas of jurisdiction until we have the numbers, 
until we pass the million mark in membership 
and go beyond that to a complete saturation of 
our jurisdiction. 

So where are these members coming from? 

There are clues to the answer: 

The AFL-CIO commissioned a recent study 
of workers in the United States which showed 
that approximately 28% of all non-union work- 
ers — 27 million workers in all — are former union 
members. Most of these people dropped out of 
their unions because they left their unionized 
jobs for one reason or another. 

The question is: did they walk away from 
these jobs with a bad taste for trade unionism? 
Did they feel that the union to which they 
belonged had done all it could for them? Would 
they rejoin that union or another union when 
the opportunity presents itself? 

The Brotherhood has a tremendous respon- 
sibility to educate its members to what the union 
does for them. This is particularly true with our 
apprentices in the building trades. We are train- 
ing highly skilled journeymen who are not finding 
union jobs because union contractors are being 
underbid and don't have jobs for them. In the 
four short years of apprenticeship training we 
must convince our apprentices that union mem- 
bership is the only way to go. 

The motto should be: Once a union advocate, 
always a union advocate. 

This is especially true among those hundreds 
of thousands of non-union workers who unsuc- 
cessfully supported efforts to estabUsh a union 
in their workplace. It tears an organizer apart 
when he or she works day and night with some 
people at a plant or job site, people who have 
the courage to work for a union and take all 
kinds of abuse from management, only to lose 
an election and have to pull up stakes and leave 
these people behind to suffer more abuse. These 
workers put their jobs on the line, and we must 
do more to keep them in our camp for the next 
time we try to organize the job site. . .otherwise 
there won't be a next time. 

Then there's the situation where we have the 
employees of a plant about equally divided for 
and against our union, due to the fact that the 
employer has thrown fear into as many employ- 
ees as possible. There is a union contract, but 
it's not a strong one. There's a decertification 
election, and the union loses. We can't leave 
these pro-union workers high and dry either. 
We must be able to come back to this core of 
union supporters and try again to win an election. 

In addition to these considerations, I'd hke to 
suggest a few more: 

• We must support efforts to make the job site and the 
manufacturing plant a safe workplace. We'll gain respect 
from members and employers alike. 

• We must support the efforts of the Building Trades for 
market recovery. We must work with union contractors to 
make them more competitive. Market recovery is nothing 
new. We call it Operation Tiirnaround in our own union, 
but it all means the same thing: bid the job; get the job; put 
trade unionists to work. 

• We must emphasize time and again the advantage of 
belonging to the UBC — our reciprocal pension agreements, 
our health and welfare benefits, the processing of grievances, 
and the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in the trade. 
We must remind the workers of North America that the 
trade union movement is the strongest advocate of consumer 
protection in the world. 

• The union must continue to be the greatest source of 
manpower in the construction industry. 

There are signs that we're coming out of 
the recession of the early 1980s. The lumber 
industry is beginning to move ahead a bit in 
spite of the union busting efforts of some 
companies. Housing is showing promise. 

The time to enlist new members in the 
UBC is now! 

Patrick J. Campbell 
General President 


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

Address Correction Requested 

Gompers Memorial 

worn but not forgotten 


XESHSKyi.'t-yXf't :ws:v 

Of all the monuments in Washington, 
D.C, honoring great Americans, only one 
is dedicated to a great leader of the 
working people — the Samuel Gompers 
Memorial Statue and Park. However, the 
Memorial, a bronze and granite sculptural 
group of Gompers (a founder of the 
American Federation of Latxjr) and six 
allegorical figures representing the Amer- 
ican latx)r movement, is in need of major 

The Washington Labor Council has 
taken on the project of raising money to 
restore the statue, and, although the fund- 
raising drive has not officially started, to 
date, $12,000 has come in for the resto- 
ration project. The estimated total 
needed to complete the project is 

The National Park Service, overseer of 
the park on Massachusetts Avenue at 
1 0th Street in northwest Washington, 
supports the project and will provide 
some federal funding for the park land- 
scaping. The goal of the Labor Council 
committee is to restore the Gompers Me- 
morial in time to hold rededication cere- 
monies on Labor Day, 1 986. 

Concurrent with the fundraising effort 
for the Gompers Memorial is a drive to 
raise funds to commission a memorial to 
the legendary black labor leader, A. 
Philip Randolph. 

If you want to help, send your contribu- 
tion to: Gompers-Randolph National Me- 
morial Fund; c/o Metropolitan Washing- 
ton Council, AFL-CIO; 1411 K Street, 
N.W., Suite 1400; Washington, D.C. 

March 1986 

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 




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Patrick J. Campbell 

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Sigurd Lucassen 

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Anthony Ochocki 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

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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 
504 E. Monroe Street #402 
Springfield, Illinois 62701 

Fourth District, E. Jimmy Jones 
12500 N.E. 8th Avenue, #3 
North Miami, Florida 33161 

Fifth District, Eugene Shoehigh 
526 Elkwood Mall - Center Mall 
42nd & Center Streets 
Omaha, Nebraska 68105 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
400 Main Street #203 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
Gramark Plaza 

12300 S.E. Mallard Way #240 
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222 

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, T2K 0G3 

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Domestic Programs Face Gramm-Rudman Budget Cuts 2 

Statistics Tell the Story: Causes of Death, UBC 4 

The UBC Benevolent Program 5 

Second Vice President Ochocki Announces Retirement 6 

Anti-Union Bias of Reagan-Packed NLRB Continues 8 

When Unemployment Compensation Runs Out, Employer Gains 9 

Georgia Power Project Shows Union Skills 10 

A Second Major Deficit: Home Equity Loans 13 

Diabetes and Blueprint for Cure 14 

CLIC Report: Act on 'Double Breasted' Bill 15 

Louisiana-Pacific Shows Decline 16 

Auxiliaries Active in Many States 27 


Washington Report 7 

Ottawa Report 11 

Labor News Roundup 12 

Steward Training 19 

Local Union News 20 

Apprenticeship and Training 22 

Safety and Health: Cancer 24 

Consumer Clipboard: 1 986 Tax Law Changes 26 

Plane Gossip 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

Retirees' Notebook 35 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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Spring will blossom officially on Thurs- 
day, March 20. 

Since the world began, the vernal equi- 
nox has occurred at precisely the moment 
the sun crosses the Equator. As the tilted 
earth continues its journey around the 
sun, more light falls on the Northern 
Hemisphere. The days become increas- 
ingly warmer and longer. 

The first day of spring may not be a 
spring day, however. In many parts of 
the United States March is a blizzardy, 
blustery month. 

Spring life returns north at a leisurely 
pace of about 15 miles a day. Like an 
invisible stream, the season flows across 
the countryside, filling valleys and climb- 
ing into hills. Little by little it captures 
all but winter's last redoubts on high icy 

Some plants thrust up through thawing 
soil to greet the verdant season. Crocus 
and skunk cabbage are among the early 

Animals also get busy. Hibernating 
creatures such as the groundhog reap- 

Spring exerts an influence on people, 
too. Women appraise the latest fashions. 
Gardeners start tinkering with lawnmow- 
ers and hoes. Ball players oil their mitts 
and gloves. Bicycles emerge from base- 

Spring hasn't always been a favorite 
time for youngsters. American mothers 
once were convinced that the seasonal 
change brought "spring fever" whose 
symptoms included anemia, skin pallor, 
fading of the eyes and hair, and a gen- 
erally blanched and withered look. 

A popular first-day-of-spring remedy 
in 1901 was two ounces of sulphur and 
two ounces of molasses, mixed, and 
downed before breakfast. 

Photograph by G. 
Armstrong Roberts. 

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Domestic Programs Face 
Gramm-Rudman Budget Cuts 



Press Associates 

Hundreds of programs affecting mil- 
lions of Americans are set for across- 
the-board cutbacks March 1 , the sched- 
uled date of the first installment of 
the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings balanced 
budget law. 

Later installments aimed at reducing 
the federal deficit to zero by 1991 could 
wreak havoc on a wide range of activ- 
ities from air traffic control to meat 
inspection, from Coast Guard drug pa- 
trols to cancer research, from college 
loans to IRS refunds. 

The Reagan Administration was re- 
ported to be preparing a budget that 
would impose about $60 billion in do- 
mestic spending cuts for Fiscal Year 
1987 beginning October 1 while boost- 
ing military spending by 3%. The Rea- 
gan budget will be sent to Congress in 
early February. 

UnderGramm-Rudman-Hollings, the 
kind of automatic, across-the-board 
spending cuts set for March 1 will go 
into effect if Congress and the President 
cannot agree on a different mix of 
domestic and defense cuts or revenue 
increases which satisfy the new law's 
deficit cut schedule. The automatic cuts 
must come equally from military and 
domestic spending. 

The cuts beginning March 1 will total 
$11.6 billion and come from funds which 
Congress had appropriated for the cur- 
rent fiscal year through September 30. 
These appropriations are to be "se- 
questered," or cancelled, following a 
joint budget report by the White House 
Office of Management and Budget and 
the Congressional Budget Office. Under 
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, the OMB- 
CBO report is sent to the General Ac- 

counting Office for review and then to 
the President, who orders the specific 
cuts based on the report. 

The 0MB and the CBO estimated a 
record-breaking $220 billion deficit for 
the current fiscal year, greater than had 
been expected, as a result of a weak 
economy, higher military spending, and 
an expensive farm program. 

The requred $11.6 billion in cuts will 
mean 4.3% less for domestic programs 
and 4.9% less for the Pentagon. How- 
ever, since this fiscal year will be five- 
months-old on March 1, these percent- 
age cuts of money not yet spent by the 
various government agencies will be 
substantially higher. 

OMB Director James C. Miller III 
said the cuts could be achieved "with 
a minimum of disruption," but others 
were less optimistic. Unions represent- 


ing cdr traffic system technicians and 
IRS and Customs Service employees 
said their operations could be substan- 
tially disrupted this year. Cuts specified 
in the OMB-CBO report are likely to 
produce these results: 

• A nearly $140 million cut for the 
IRS virtually wipes out its 1986 increase 
and may mean that last year's problem- 
plagued tax season will be repeated. 

• A nearly $16 million cut for the 
Food and Drug Administration prob- 
ably will mean a slowdown in new drug 

• A $33 million cut in mass transit 
subsidies could affect the cost and 
equality of commuting. 

• The fee that a student pays to 
obtain a guaranteed loan, now $125 for 
a $2,500 loan, will increase to about 

• A $112 million cut for the National 
Institutes of Health will affect NIH's 
full range of research, including cancer, 
heart disease, arthritis, stroke, and neu- 
rological disorders. 

• Postage rates for non-profit mail- 
ers, including the labor press, charities, 
and universities, may be increased. 
Mailing costs for Carpenter went up 
$8,000 in January and are expected to 
go up at least 11% this month. 

• The Agriculture Department's meat 
and poultry inspection service and its 
animal and plant health inspection serv- 
ice may have to be cut back. 

• The Coast Guard's patrols against 
drug trafficking and illegal fishing in 
U.S. waters are likely to be reduced. 

• The National Park Service faces a 
$26 million cut, which may mean fewer 

park rangers and park maintenance 
workers as well as a shortened camping 
season at national parks. 

• A $7.9 million cut for the Library 
of Congress will curtail the number of 
reading machines for the bUnd as well 
as the library's effort to preserve gov- 
ernment documents. 

• Furloughs of government employ- 
ees will be avoided if possible, but some 
agencies are likely to force employees 
to take some leave without pay. 

• Cuts in the Department of Health 
and Human Services will result in cut- 
backs in child vaccination programs, 
community and migrant health centers, 
family planning, and the National Health 
Service Corps, which provides doctors 
for health centers, according to the 
Children's Defense Fund. 

A spokeswoman for the National 
Council of Senior Citizens said that 
although Social Security benefits have 
been exempted from Gramm-Rudman- 
HoUings, administrative support is vul- 
nerable. She said the Administration 
may close or reduce staff in Social 
Security Administration offices across 
the country. 

Senior centers, which provide meals 
and other kinds of assistance to the 
elderly, also are likely targets, said the 
NCSC spokeswoman. She added that 
the quality of senior housing also could 
be affected. 

Reductions in Medicare, veterans' 
medical care, commiunity and migrant 
health centers and Indian health serv- 
ices are Umited to 1% in 1986 and 2% 
annually from 1987 through 1991. IJfJfi 

"Ma'am, the president sent me over to make a few . . . er-a . . . alterations" 

Second Thoughts 

JUST ABOUT no one, it seems, 
is bragging any more about the 
so-called Gramm-Rudman bill as 
the path to a balanced federal 
budget. And for very good rea- 

A mechanical formula for re- 
ducing funds already appropri- 
ated by Congress is no way to 
run a government or decide on 
priorities. That should have been 
obvious from the start, but fore- 
sight has not been the hallmark 
of this Congress. 

Now that the first installment 
of the mandatory budget cut is 
almost upon us, members tif Con- 
gress who so recently were trum- 
peting its virtues have fallen si- 
lent. The President who was so 
quick to embrace its concept now 
hems, haws, and bemoans the 
lack of flexibility. 

It would be tempting but un- 
productive for the labor move- 
ment and the few other groups 
that foresaw the outcome to mut- 
ter an "I told you so" and let the 
cooks stew in their own broth. 

In reality, though, no one can 
afford to be indifferent to the 

Both Congress and the Presi- 
dent have the responsibility to 
address America's revenue needs 
as an alternative to dangerous 
neglect of either the public wel- 
fare or the nation's defense. 
Budget deficits will be smaller if 
tax revenues are greater. 

The tax reform bill the House 
passed and sent to the Senate is, 
at the President' s insistence, rev- 
enue-neutral. But it doesn't have 
to be. If more revenue is needed, 
as members of both parties in- 
creasingly acknowledge , it makes 
a lot of sense to achieve this 
through tax reforms. But tax re- 
form does not mean a value- 
added national sales tax that 
would shift the burden still further 
onto middle-income Americans 
who spend most of what they earn 
because they don't have "surplus 
income" for investments. 

Editorial in the 

MARCH, 1986 


Members of the United Brotherhood 
suffer fewer accidental deaths and 
strokes than the general population, but 
they succumb more frequently to bron- 
chitis, emphysema, and asthma — more 
than double the number for the general 
population. Statistics show a higher 
degree of deaths from cancer but fewer 
deaths from heart diseases. Influenza 
and pneumonia deaths dropped signif- 
icantly in 1984 from 3.3% to 1.4%. 

The statistical differences between 
the causes of death for UBC members 
and the general population are not 
alarming. In most cases there's only a 
degree or two of difference between 
them — normal statistical differences, 
but the data bears noting. 

For the 10 leading causes of death, 
the Brotherhood's five-year experience 
compares with the general population 
as follows: 


of Death 




(Average Over 5 Years 
Heart 41.9% 





diseases (stroke) 















of liver 



Kidney disease, 






• No available dala. 

The above data covers only those 
UBC members eligible for Schedule 1 

and Schedule 2 benefits under the in- 
ternational benevolent program. 

These comparative statistics are sup- 
plied to us by Martin E. Segal & Co.. 
Inc., consultants and actuaries for the 
Brotherhood's benevolent program. The 
statistics for U.S. experience come from 
the U.S. government's National Center 
for Health Statistics. They do not in- 
clude Canadian data. 

The UBC data comes from our ac- 
tuaries' most recent annual report to 
the General Executive Board, which 
covers the Year 1984. For a complete 
breakdown of the causes of death in 
the UBC during 1984, see the accom- 
panying table at right. 

As we have reported in the past, 
many UBC members are longlived. In 
1984 there were 13 deaths of members 
100 years and older — one was 104 and 
another was 106. A total of 494 members 
died in their 90s. 

At the end of 1984, the average age 
of the membership was 46 years, and 
the average period of membership in 
the union was 15'/2 years. 


Among Brotherhood Members 


















Blood poison 




















Gall Stones 








Heart Disease 




Intestinal obstruction 






Nerve disorder 




Kidney disease 




























Killed in action 










None of the above 




Each month the United Brother- 
hood's benevolent program pays out in 
death benefits (funeral donations) an 
average of $1 million to the beneficiaries 
of deceased members and/or their 
spouses. In December a total of 790 
executors benefited from this program. 

Since the program began more than 
seven years ago, over $86 million has 
been paid out on behalf of more than 
60,000 deceased members. 

Benefits pahd since 1982 are higher 
than levels for prior years because of 
improvements in the benefits, which 
were adopted at the 1981 Centennial 
Convention in Chicago, 111. The average 
benefit paid in 1984 was $1,743; in 1983 
it was $1,663; and in 1982 it was $1,568. 

Taking into account the per capita 
income and the investment income for 
last year, the UBC's actuarial firm states 
that "the net result of the 1985 expe- 
rience" should be a further increase in 
the reserves of the Death and Disability 
Fund. Per capita income in 1984 (the 
latest figures available) was $14,062,700 
and investment income was $4,960,300 
for a total of $19,023,000. Benefits paid 
last year totaled $16,577,000. 

For a number of years the Brother- 
hood administered a pension program 
for its membership with limited pre- 
miums and Umited benefits, but inflation 
and other financial factors took their 
toll of this program, and the 33rd Gen- 
eral Convention of the Brotherhood, 
held in St. Louis, Mo., in 1978, discon- 
tinued this program and substituted an 
expanded death benefits (funeral do- 
nation) program, using a portion of the 
per capita payments previously allo- 
cated to the pension fund. 

The new program, which became 

United Brotherhood's 
Benevolent Program 
Proves Worth in 
Seven Years Experience 

effective on Jan. 1, 1979, is partially 
financed by a per capita tax which 
currently stands at $5.70 per member 
per month for Benefit Schedule 1 (cov- 
ering construction members). There is 
also a separate program for members 
for whom the per capita tax is $3.85 
per member per month of which 250 
per member goes to Benefit Schedule 
2 (covering industrial members). Re- 
tired members pay $4.00 per month. 

The annual reports to the United 
Brotherhood's General Executive Board 
of the current benevolent program in- 
dicates the wisdom of the 33rd General 
Convention delegates in changing the 
program in 1978. 

I'he Brotherhood paid out in death 
benefits more than $10'/4 million during 
1979, the first year of the program. 
Almost a million dollars goes out each 
month to those persons handling funeral 
costs for members and their spouses 
and as disability donations. {Editor's 
Note: You will find the most recent 
report on Page 37 of this issue, which 
shows that $1,398,917.24 was distrib- 
uted in December of last year.) 

Though these are tremendous sums 
to be dispensed by a single union, the 
income to the Fund over the same 
period has been more than adequate to 
finance the benefits. 

A member can participate in the death 
benefits program after only two years 
of active membership. Benefits increase 
after five years and after 30 years. It is 
a good program, designed to meet the 
need of the times. 

Some of the statistical data provided 
to us by the actuarial firm which ad- 
ministers the Fund, The Martin E. Segal 
Co., indicates the future soundness of 
the new program. 

The sustaining support of younger 
UBC members^primarily between the 
ages of 20 and 34 — assures continued 
growth and strength for the entire death 
benefits program. 

There were approximately 68,000 
members covered by the former Broth- 
erhood pension plan which was discon- 

tinued in 1978. By contrast, the current 
death benefits program is an all-inclu- 
sive plan which draws support from all 
members and provides benefits for all. 

There is revenue lost to the program 
during periods of recession, as layoffs 
and unemployment take their toll in 
membership rolls. It is during these 
critical times that local secretaries must 
do their utmost to keep their members 
in good standing ... to protect their 
long-range benefits. 

UBC Benevolent 
Program Praised 

Frederick Snow, financial secretary and 
business representative of Local 1778, Co- 
lumbia, S.C., recently received a letter from 
the widow of a member, as follows: 

"Dear Mr. Snow: 

"I received the check to pay on my 
husband's funeral with much gratitude. 
He had worn his 25-year union pin for 
several years with pride. He had the 
opportunity to answer anyone who asked 
what kind of pin it was. 

"Now I shall keep it, as he thought so 
much of it and always approved of the 
work of his local union. I wish he could 
know how much the organization helped 
me with the funeral expense. Thank you 
so much for such promptness. 
Mrs. C.W. Fertick" 

EDITOR'S NOTE; Under conditions pre- 
scribed by the United Brotherhood's Con- 
stitution and Laws, UBC members in good 
standing with many years of continuous 
membership and/or their spouses are, under 
certain conditions, entitled to funeral, dis- 
ability, and other donations in time of need. 
The complete UBC benevolent program is 
explained in Sections 48 through 53 of the 
Constitution and Laws. A member can ob- 
tain a copy of the UBC Constitution and 
Laws from his or her local union. He or she 
can receive a copy of the Brotherhood's 
Benevolent Program leaflet, which contains 
the benevolent provisions of the Constitution 
and Laws, by requesting it from: General 
Office, United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America, 101 Constitution 
Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

MARCH, 1986 

Vice President Ochocl(i Announces Retirement 

The United Brotherhood's Second 
General Vice President Anthony "Pete" 
Ochocki has announced his retirement 
as a general officer, effective April 1. 
For the past three years he has served 
diligently in one of the key administra- 
tive positions at the General Office, and 
he plans now to return to his native 

Ochocki brought to the office of sec- 
ond general vice president a wealth of 
experience in organizing, craft training, 
and local union and district council 

He began working at the trade at an 
early age — an orphan who went to live 
with an uncle in the general contracting 
and logging business. He worked in the 
industry until going into military service 
in 1942. 

After returning from military service 
in World War II, Ochocki worked on 
many commercial construction jobs in 
Detroit, Mich., as well as spending time 
in the shops and mills. 

Active in the Brotherhood since 1947, 
he served Detroit Local 337 as secretary 
pro tern in 1949 and was elected re- 
cording secretary in 1950. 

Appointed business representative of 
the Detroit Carpenters District Council 
on August 8, 1952, he served in that 
capacity until September 1, 1958, when 
he resigned to take a position as busi- 
ness representative and organizer for 


Shop and Mill Local 1452, Detroit. 

He continued in this position until 
July 1, 1960, when he took office as 
financial secretary and business agent 
of his home Local 337. He served as 
member of the apprenticeship commit- 
tee and then as secretary of the com- 

In late summer 1963, Ochocki re- 
turned to the Detroit District Council 
as administrative assistant to the sec- 
retary-treasurer. He served one two- 
year term as president of the Michigan 
State Carpenters Council. 

During the period of his employment 
as a representative of the Brotherhood 

in the city of Detroit, Mich., in addition 
to serving as an official of the local 
union, Pete was elected to the Inter- 
national Convention, was chairman of 
the Carpenters District Council Edu- 
cational and Research Committee, was 
appointed by the governor to the State 
of Michigan Housing Codes Commis- 
sion, served as an executive board 
member of the Carpenters District 
Council, a member of the Trial Board 
Committee, a member of the executive 
board of the District Council of Car- 
penters, an executive board member of 
the Detroit and Wayne County, Mich. 
Federation of Labor, prior to its merger 
with the CIO, and was active in many 
state and local community affairs pro- 

He resigned this position in 1966 to 
take employment with the international 
union as national project coordinator in 
the Brotherhood's MDTA Apprentice- 
ship Program, where he served until 
August 1969, when he was appointed 
director of organizing by the General 

On April 15, 1972, Ochocki was ap- 
pointed General Executive Board 
Member of the Third District. 

Ochocki was named Second General 
Vice President of the United Brother- 
hood in 1982. filling the vacancy created 
by the elevation of Sigurd Lucassen to 
First General Vice President. 

Labor Unions Declare Boycott of Shell Oil Products 

The AFL-CIO has launched a nationwide 
consumer boycott against the products of 
Shell Oil Co., a division of the Royal Dutch/ 
Shell group, as part of an international labor 
movement protest of the multinational cor- 
poration's repressive treatment of black 
workers in South Africa and its refusal to 
take positive action against apartheid. 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council ap- 
proved the action by mail ballot at the 
request of federation President Lane Kirk- 
land and United Auto Workers' President 
Owen Bieber who chairs the AFL-CIO Com- 
mittee on South Africa. The boycott is the 
latest step in the federation's long-standing 
program to support the eradication of apart- 

"We hope this boycott will encourage 
Shell to disinvest in South Africa as part of 
the broad effort to pressure the South Af- 
rican regime to end the apartheid system," 
Kirkland and Bieber said. 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council has sup- 

ported a policy of compelling disinvestment 
in multinational companies in the energy 
sector in South Africa, as well as firms 
identified by the black trade union movement 
of South Africa as being in violation of 
internationally accepted labor standards. 

The AFL-CIO Shell boycott comes in 
response to a request from the International 
Confederation of Free Trade Unions with 
which the AFL-CIO is affiliated. The ICFTU 
and its Coordinating Committee on South 
Africa have been working closely with black 
trade unions in South Africa to select targets 
for campaigns including boycotts in support 
of that country's black labor movement. 

The ICFTU's call for international action 
against Shell was initiated by South Africa's 
National Union of Mineworkers and the 
Miners International Federation following a 
strike at a Shell-owned coal mine and in- 
creased union-busting and repressive activ- 
ities on the part of Shell's mine management. 

The NUM dispute with Shell started early 
in 1985 when black miners walked out of the 
Rietspruit mine (owned jointly by Shell and 
Barlow Rand, a South African conglomerate) 
to attend a memorial service for a miner 
killed on the job. When the company sus- 
pended four shop stewards, the workers 
struck for four days. The company then fired 
86 miners and, according to the NUM, 
refuses to permit union meetings, intimidates 
its workers and refuses to allow shop stew- 
ards any access to union members. 

In the United States, Shell sells gasoline 
sold under its own name at retail service 
stations, and it distributes a variety of other 
petroleum and natural gas products. 

The AFL-CIO Shell consumer boycott will 
be directed against products of the company 
and not against individual merchants selling 
these products. Union members are urged 
to cut in half and send to AFL-CIO Head- 
quarters their Shell credit cards. 




The National Labor Relations Board recently, 
held that either party may properly object to use of 
recording devices in grievance meetings. In unani- 
mous decisions against a union in one case and 
against management in another, the Board said 
grievance hearings are extensions of the collective 
bargaining process. Tape recorders stifle discussion 
and prevent "meaningful" collective bargaining from 
taking place. 


On January 31 , the Social Security old-age fund, 
once a financial basket case, paid the Medicare 
hospital trust fund $10.6 billion, completing repay- 
ment of funds it borrowed from Medicare in 1982 to 
stave off imminent bankruptcy. 

And within the next few months, the old-age fund 
will repay the Social Security disability trust fund 
$2.5 billion, completing loans made from that fund 
during the same period. 

In 1 982 the old-age fund faced insolvency be- 
cause the nation's economic conditions during the 
preceding five years were so much worse than had 
been projected that the schedule of income and 
outgo based on payroll taxes and benefit outlays 
were severely miscalculated. 

At that time, the old-age fund was authorized to 
borrow $12.4 billion from the Medicare trust fund 
and $5.1 billion from the disability benefits trust 
fund to keep going. Interest was to be paid monthly 
until repayment. 

In 1 983, Congress approved a financial rescue 
plan for the old-age system, based on new Social 
Security taxes and a six-month cancellation of a 
cost-of-living increase. 

The old-age fund repaid part of the loans a year 
ago, and the new payments will wipe out the re- 
maining debt. 

The system is now in better financial shape than 
had been predicted when the rescue plan was 

Combined old-age and disability reserves were 
about $42 billion at the end of 1985, roughly $7 
billion higher than the projected balance for that 


Unionized employees are enjoying shorter weeks, 
increased vacation benefits, and more provision for 
maternity leave, says a new federal survey of col- 
lective agreements. 

Of the over two million unionized workers sur- 
veyed by the Department of Labor, 52.7% have a 
40-hour work week. Seven years ago, it was 46.6%. 

The survey of 960 collective agreements across 
Canada was released recently by Labor Canada, a 
division of the federal department of labor. 

During the same period, the proportion of workers 
with a 37.5-hour work week improved to 1 1 .4% 
from 8.4% in 1978. As of July, 1985, 9.6% had 
achieved a 35-hour week, compared with 7.6% 
seven years ago. 

Today, 74% of the agreements analyzed contain 
some form of maternity leave provision, compared 
with 59% in 1 978. Nineteen percent of agreements 
providing for such leave also grant pay for at least 
part of the period over and above the benefits paid 
by unemployment insurance. 


Work-related injuries and illnesses in private 
industry increased in 1984, reports the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor's Labor Statistics. Eight incidents of 
injury or illness were reported for every 100 full-time 
workers, a rate of 8.0, compared with an incidence 
rate of 7.6 in 1983. The number of injuries and 
illnesses increased to 5.4 million in 1984 from 4.9 
million in 1983. This over-the-year increase of 
1 1 .7% was considerably higher than the 6.6% in- 
crease in hours of exposure which resulted from 
increased employment and hours during the second 
year of the current economic recovery. 

Job-related injuries occurred at a rate of 7.8 per 
100 full-time workers in 1984. The injury rate, which 
had been in the double digit range a decade ago, 
dropped to 8.8 in 1975 and then rose to 9.2 in 1978 
and 1979. The injury rate dropped steadily each 
year after that to a low of 7.5 in 1 983 and then rose 
0.3 point in 1 984. The number of workers employed 
and the hours they worked varied from year to year 
as did the mix of experienced and inexperienced 
workers and the proportion of those employed in 
high- and low-hazard industries. 

In 1984 injury rates rose in all the industry divi- 
sions for which data was presented. Goods-produc- 
ing industries (agriculture, mining, construction, and 
manufacturing) had the highest rates, 1 1 .0 per 1 00 
full-time workers for the sector as a whole. 


A company safety director was recently given a 
jail sentence for lying to OSHA. He pleaded guilty 
to a charge that he lied to an inspector during an 
OSHA inspection of a company plant. The safety 
director had claimed that a tool was being repaired 
when in fact it was not functioning under his instruc- 
tions to prevent OSHA from measuring employee 
exposure to cobalt dust emitted by the machine. 
The safety director was sentenced to three months 
in jail and fined $10,000 by a federal judge. This is 
believed to be the first case of its kind. 

MARCH, 1986 




A National Labor Relations Board 
handpicked by President Reagan con- 
tinues to siiow a pro-employer, anti- 
worker bias in all its activities, the AFL- 
CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee 
charged in a new report. 

In the two-year period since 1983, 
when Reagan's appointees attained ma- 
jority control of the NLRB, there was 
an unmistakable shift in the direction 
of favoritism toward management, the 
committee said in the December issue 
of "The Labor Law Exchange." 

Statistics compiled by the committee 
showed what it called "a marked aver- 
sion" to finding employers guilty of 
unfair labor practices and "an equally 
notable willingness" to rule unions guilty 
of such practices. 

The report updates an earlier analysis 
of the Reagan labor board and covers 
the first two years of Chairman Donald 
L. Dotson's tenure. Under Dotson, it 
found, the board sustained complaints 
against employers in 50% of the cases, 
while complaints against unions were 
sustained about 85% of the time. 

The pattern "contrasts sharply" with 
the NLRB's record in two previous 
periods: from September 1975 to Au- 
gust 1976, when the members were all 
Republican appointees, and from Sep- 
tember 1979 to August 1980, when three 
of the four members were Democrats. 

Despite the markedly different polit- 
ical complexions of those previous 
boards, the committee said, they each 
"ruled against employers and againt 
unions with almost equal frequency." 
Under the even-handed approach in 
those previous periods, complaints 
against employers were sutained 84% 
of the time, while those against unions 
were upheld in 74% of the cases. 

But all that has changed during the 
first two years of the Dotson board. 
Since 1983 the NLRB increased its 
dismissal rate 300% in cases involving 
complaints against bosses, while the 
percentage of dismissals of complaints 
against unions decreased almost 40%-. 

The same contrast is evident in rep- 
resentation cases, the lawyers' group 

In the Republican-controlled 1975- 
76 period, representation cases were 
decided in accord with the employer's 
position 35% of the time. Management 
prevailed 46% of the time in the Dem- 
ocratic years of 1979 and 1980. 

But with control of the NLRB firmly 
in President Reagan's grasp, the per- 
centage of representation decisions fa- 
voring employers rose sharply to 72% 
in the 1983-84 period — more than dou- 
ble the rate under the 1975-76 board 
dominated by Republican appointees. 
It declined only slightly, to 66%, during 

In a series of articles analyzing the 
NLRB's metamorphosis into a blatant 
management tool under the Reagan 
Administration, the lawyers pointed out 

• While Dotson insists the board has 
merely sought to restore a labor-man- 
agement balance upset by the alleged 
"excesses" of President Carter's labor 
board under the chairmanship of John 
Fanning, the figures totally disprove 
that argument. 

There have been 30 cases thus far in 
which the board reversed earlier prec- 
edents. Only 13 of those original cases 
were decided by the Fanning board. 
Almost an equal number — 12 cases — 
overturned precedents predating the 
Carter era, and the remaining five over- 
ruled decisions that occurred when Re- 
publican appointees were in the major- 

• Under Dotson's chairmanship, the 
NLRB has made it "more difficult for 
employees to obtain union representa- 
tion" by siding with management in 
favor of larger, rather than smaller, 
units for bargaining purposes — even 
though the units sought by workers 
would have met previous tests for an 
appropriate unit. 

The end result has been to "deny 
union representation to a group of em- 
ployees who have a community of in- 
terest and who desire such represen- 
tation" by forcing them into a much 
larger unit, often involving workers in 
remote locations. 

• In its day-to-day activities, the board 
has demonstrated its "hostility to unions 

and collective bargaining" through a 
pattern of "fact-twisting, rule-misap- 
plication, and procedural pettifogging 
that disdains every aspect of employee 
rights" contained in the National Labor 
Relations Act. 

This is evident, among other things, 
in the imposition on workers of "norms 
of polite behavior more appropriate to 
genteel social gatherings than to the 
give-and-take of shop-floor disputes," 
while countenancing management's 
"most outrageous" ahbis for its anti- 
union activities and characterizing em- 
ployers' "most threatening conduct as 

The committee noted that, prior to 
taking over the NLRB helm, Dotson 
wrote that collective bargaining fre- 
quently led to "the destruction of in- 
dividual freedom." Since assuming the 
chairmanship, the lawyers charged, 
Dotson has made it clear that what he 
favors is "the worker's 'freedom' to be 

In none of the decisions reversing 
previous board rulings did the board 
favor the interests of workers over the 
interests of employers, the publication 
pointed out. "Every single rule change 
announced by the Dotson board has 
rebounded to the employers' benefit." 

An analysis of the decisions made by 
a board dominated by Reagan appoint- 
ees revealed this distinct trend: 

"If a case presents a conflict between 
the employer's freedom to manage its 
business and the union's right to bargain 
about matters affecting the bargaining 
unit, management prevails." 

"If the perceived conflict is between 
the employer's right to control the 
workplace and the rights of individual 
employees, the employer again pre- 

It is only when the issue comes down 
to one between union members who 
want to act collectively, and individual 
members who don't want to join them 
in their concerted actions, does the 
Dotson board come down on the side 
of "individual rights." 

The upshot of the string of NLRB 
decisions upholding management — even 
when it engages in such illegal tactics 




as discharges, threats, coercion, and 
the refusal to bargain— is that the board 
has demonstrated to employees "the 
futility of turning to the NLRB for 
protection of their rights," the publi- 
cation insisted. 

Although there have been wide po- 
litical swings in the presidency since 
the NLRB was created in 1935, the 
lawyers said, this is the first time that 
one party had seized control in order 
to "club the other side into submission 
by attempting to demonstrate that the 
law has lost all vitality and cannot be 
counted on to provide the protection it 

With the board's decisions increas- 
ingly anti-union, a final article in the 
publication suggests that unions "con- 
sider arbitration as an alternative" to 
turning to the NLRB to enforce con- 
tractual rights guaranteed by the labor 
relations act. 

Such issues as the protection of in- 
dividuals engaged in primary and sym- 
pathy strikes, the problems of "double- 
breasting" under which employers shift 

Board employees also feel brunt of NLRB bias 

NLRB management has reached a ten- 
tative agreement on two new contracts 
with the NLRB Professional Association, 
which represents about 200 attorneys 
working for the five Board members and 
the NLRB General Counsel in Washing- 
ton, D.C. The parties agreed in principle 
on new contracts to replace pacts which 
expired on January 21, with the accord 
following three days of non-worktime 
picketing at NLRB headquarters by at- 
torneys protesting lack of progress in 
contract talks. 

Working against a midnight deadUne 
on January 28, the parties managed to 
settle the major sticking points in the 
contract negotiations, which included a 
revamped performance appraisal system 
and a difference between the Board mem- 
bers and the General Counsel on whether 
attorneys should be granted the option 
of a "compressed work schedule." The 
new contracts, one for the Board side 
and one for attorneys working for the 
General Counsel, impose a new five-tier 

appraisal system which may make it more 
difficult for attorneys to receive quality 
in-grade pay increases. The General 
Counsel agrees to permit "compressed 
work schedules" on a one-year trial basis 
which would allow attorneys to work 
nine-hour days and take one day off every 
two weeks. The Board members decline 
to allow compressed work schedules. 
Wages are not bargainable for federal 

Before the accord, union spokesman 
had accused NLRB management of seek- 
ing "give-backs" on basic contract pro- 
tections and had charged management of 
"stonewalling" the union by delaying 
tactics at the bargaining table. On Janu- 
ary 24, the attorneys began picketing 
outside Board headquarters during non- 
work hours to publicize their dispute with 
management. The new contracts must 
still be ratified by the membership of the 
Professional Association and approved 
by NLRB Chairman Dotson and General 
Counsel CoUyer. 

to a non-union subsidiary work that 
should be done under union contract, 
plant closings, and the binding of a 
successor employer to an existing con- 
tract in the event of a merger or a 
takeover might all be handled more 
sucessfully through the arbitration pro- 

Private action is hardly an adequate 
substitute for the public rights enunci- 
ated by existing labor law, the publi- 
cation said, but since the board has 
abdicated its responsibility, workers and 
their unions are left with "no other 
sensible option." IjrJU 

When Unemployment Compensation 
Runs Out In Your State, 
Employers May Get Tax Breaks 

While two-thirds of the nation's job- 
less were denied unemployment com- 
pensation benefits in 1985 — the highest 
disqualification level in the program's 
50-year history — some employers who 
fought for stricter eligibility require- 
ments are being rewarded with sub- 
stantial cuts in state unemployment 

The AFL-CIO branded the states' 
action as "unconscionable," and re- 
newed its call for a major overhaul of 
the unemployment insurance system so 
that it regains its original role as a 
program "that helps, rather than ex- 
cludes, those who need it." 

The purpose of unemployment insur- 
ance is to put a floor of protection under 
workers who lose their jobs through no 
fault of their own, according to Bert 
Seidman, director of the Department of 
Occupational Safety, Health and Social 
Security. But today, he asserted, "the 
program fails miserably in living up to 
that promise." 

Seidman sharply disagreed with 
economists who claimed that lower job- 
less levels made it possible for the states 
to slash employers' jobless insurance 

Unemployment is hovering just be- 
low the 7% level, he pointed out. But 

the amount of money being paid out 
under the federal-state system has been 
curtailed because of cutbacks initiated 
by the Reagan Administration with the 
enthusiastic backing of employers. 

The Reagan assault has resulted in 
tougher standards which have disqual- 
ified large numbers of workers from 
receiving regular benefits, while the 
elimination of extended unemployment 
benefits has left the long-term jobless 
without any assistance, he said. 

The result, Seidman declared, is that 

less than one-third of the unemployed — 

and virtually none of the long-term 

Continued on Page 36 

MARCH, 1986 

An aerial view of Georgia Power's Plant Scherer. Juliette, Ga. 

Union Skills Plus Quality Control 
Keep Georgia Power Project 
Below Budget, Ahead off Schedule 

The Georgia Power Company has an 
extensive construction program under- 
way in North Georgia — Plants Scherer, 
Bartletts Ferry, and Vogtle. Vogtie is 
a nuclear power facility; the others are 
fossil fuel. Another nuclear power plant. 
Hatch, has been completed. 

Except for minor work by Brown & 
Root at Bartletts Ferry, everything is 
union construction by AFL-CIO Build- 
ing Trades, including UBC carpenters, 
millwrights, piledrivers, and other crafts. 

Plant Scherer at Juliette, Ga., has 
employed at peak construction almost 
5,000 workers. It's below budget and 
ahead of schedule — a tribute to the craft 

skills of union workers and the com- 
pany's dedication to quality control and 
safe working practices. 

Plant Scherer is a four-unit, fossil- 
fuel power generating plant. Construc- 
tion began in 1974 under a project 
agreement between the Building Trades 
of Atlanta and North Georgia and the 
Georgia Power Company. In recent 
months contractors have employed about 
1,200 Building Tradesmen. 

Units 1 and 2 have been completed 
and are operating, and the entire facility 
is expected to go on line in 1989. 

Georgia Power's project manager, 
Wayne Wilhoit, has stated that the 

initial start-ups on Units 1 and 2 were 
the best the company has ever experi- 

"The proof of the pudding is in the 
eating," was Wilhoit's comment. "The 
plant's first two units are running ex- 
ceptionally well due to good construc- 
tion, good design, good operation, and 
dedicated quality control." 

Quality control checks in all GP plants 
follow much the same procedure. In- 
spectors keep daily inspection logs to 
verify that work is done by engineering 
and construction procedures, project 
procedures, and contract specifica- 

"If inspectors find problems, they 
issue change clarification requests or 
non-conformance reports," says Wil- 
hoit. "And corrections are made. We 

Millwright leaders on the job include, from 
left. Jim Clark, millwright superintendent 
and a member of Local 1263. Atlanta: 
Waylon Morton, business representative. 
Local 144. Macon: and Larry Calhoun, 
general foreman and also a member of 
Local 144. 

also do surveillance audits periodically, 
and our work is audited by the quahty 
assurance department." 

About 50 inspectors keep tabs on 
quality at the Scherer construction site. 

"We don't have a quality control 
Continued on Page 38 

Sitting astride a steel beam, John Borough, a civil section 
inspector, torques a bolt to verify the tension. 

Quality control in the mechanical section involves checking this 
boiler drum, which Barry Peters inspects in Unit 4. 





Metropolitan Toronto's building boom exploded 
last year with a record $1 .7 billion worth of building 
permits issued — a 27% jump from 1984. 

The dramatic spurt in permit values means valua- 
ble added tax assessment for Metro that officials 
say will help control future property tax hikes. 

Leading the way in 1 985 in total value of permits 
issued was the City of Toronto with a record $572 
million worth, up 13% from 1984. The biggest per- 
centage increase was in Scarborough, where per- 
mits rose a whopping 59% over 1984 to $483.5 
million. Close behind was North York with an all- 
time high of $41 1 million in permits, a 44% increase 
over the year before. 

Tiny East York witnessed a 25% hike in permit 
values, going from $23 million in 1984 to $29 mil- 
lion last year, while Etobicoke's permits slipped 4% 
from 1984 to $197.5 million and York slipped 7% to 
$23.1 million. 

"It's good news for the tax base and good news 
for the construction industry," said Toronto Building 
Commissioner Michael Nixon. "We've had six con- 
secutive years above $500 million so we're avoiding 
the cyclical bust and boom periods." 

The Toronto Construction Association is "very 
pleased" with the latest trends, said executive di- 
rector Cliff Bulmer. "This year looks slightly better 
than 1 985 and 1 985 was significantly better than 

"I'm very excited," said North York Mayor Mel 
Lastman. "This helps keep taxes down and creates 
thousands and thousands of jobs." 

"We're the home of the billion-dollar downtown," 
Lastman crowed, explaining there are more than $1 
billion worth of projects under construction on 
Yonge St. between York Mills Rd. and Finch Ave. 

Permits issued represent only the value of con- 
struction and not direct tax benefits, officials cau- 
tion. But they say there is a link between added 
construction and increased tax assessment, and the 
more money municipalities get from development, 
the less they have to rely on property taxes. 

Nixon said there are already $350 million worth of 
permit applications waiting to be issued in Toronto 
for 1986, including $140 million for the giant Scotia 
Plaza project. Toronto last year issued permits for 
several big-ticket items, including $38 million for the 
new Metro police headquarters on College St. and 
$50 million for projects at Harborfront, he said. 

East York's figures were boosted by two new 
housing projects. 


Last year, on average, one-fifth of Canada's con- 
struction labor force — or 20 people out of every 
100 — was unemployed. 

Year-end figures released by Statistics Canada 
recently show Canada had a total construction labor 
force of 733,000, on average, in 1985. On average, 
1 47,000 of those people were unable to find work in 
any given month. 

The industry's average jobless rate is also 7% 
higher than the average 1985 construction-unem- 
ployment rate in the United States. 


For Canada's labor movement, the important bat- 
tles of 1986 may well be fought in the courtroom 
rather than at the bargaining table or on the picket 
line, according to Lome Slotnick, writer for the To- 
ronto Globe and Mail. 

"With relatively few major contracts expiring this 
year, attention will focus on more than a dozen 
labor-related Charter of Rights and Freedoms cases 
before courts across the country. For unions, the 
cases represent a costly and fundamental challenge 
to their power and effectiveness," states Slotnick. 

Before the year is out, labor should have at least 
some indication of whether the 4-year-old Charter is 
going to mean a disaster or just a false alarm. 

Labor's problem with the Charter is simple: 
unions derive their strength from collective action, 
from the majority imposing its will on the minority; 
the Charter, however, is the shining light of individ- 
ual rights, designed to benefit those who feel they 
have been oppressed by majorities. 

Moreover, the Charter hands enormous power to 
judges, who, with some exceptions, have tradition- 
ally ruled against workers' organizations. 


Construction in Regina, Sask, plunged to its low- 
est level in more than a decade, last year, with 
year-end figures showing $138 million worth of 
building permits issued in 1985. 

The final figure is down 20% from the $172 mil- 
lion in permits issued in 1 984 and is the lowest total 
since 1974. 


The Saskatchewan Labor Relations Board has 
called for "war on the streets" with its decision that 
employers are no longer bound by expired con- 
tracts during negotiations, a union official told the 
Toronto Globe and Mail. 

The board made its ruling in January in an unfair 
labor practice suit brought against Canada Safeway 
Ltd. of Winnipeg by the Retail Wholesale and De- 
partment Store Union. 

"What you're going to see is no contract, no 
work," said John Welden, president of the Prince 
Albert and District Labor Council. He said labor 
groups in Prince Albert will join unions across the 
province to "do everything in their power" to see 
the decision overturned. 

MARCH, 1986 


Labor News 

'Buy American' 
cars not popular 
around White House 

In the exclusive White House parking 
lot, it's foreign imports three-to-two. 

That's what a Scripps-Howard News 
Service reporter found in checking 72 
cars belonging to high-level White House 
staffers entitled to use the special parking 

Forty-three of the vehicles were for- 
eign-built, most of them from Japan. The 
import ratio of close to 60% in the White 
House parking lot is nearly double the 
foreign penetration of the U.S. auto mar- 

Auto imports have risen sharply since 
President Reagan abandoned the volun- 
tary restraint agreement that set an an- 
nual ceiling on Japanese cars sent to the 
United States. If the parking lot survey 
is a barometer, "Buy American" isn't a 
very popular slogan around the White 
House these days. 

Elderly care is 
worker concern, 
survey finds 

Caring for elderly relative or friends is 
a second full-time job for a significant 
number of workers, according to a survey 
conducted by the 30,000-employee Trav- 
elers Corporation in Connecticut. Among 
a sample of home office employees sur- 
veyed, 20% are providing some form of 
care for an older person, while 8% de- 
voted 35 hours or more a week to the 
task — as much or more time than they 
put in at the office. 

The Hartford-based company, one of 
the world's largest diversified insurance 
and financial services corporation, con- 
ducted the survey last June to determine 
how many employees care for elderly 
people, what kinds of care they provide, 
and how this responsibility affects their 
private and professional lives. The com- 
pany is now developing a dependent care 
program as an employee benefit. 

Female workers were found to be the 
primary caregivers, with 69%- of women 
respondents replying that they provided 
care to elderly relatives, as compared 
with 29% of men. A large number of 
respondents were members of the "sand- 
wich generation" — in their 30s and 40s 
and raising young children as well as 
caring for older relatives. Many reported 
that the demands of work and the house- 
hold are stressful, and only one in five 
of the respondents said they never felt 
that caregiving interfered with other needs 
and family responsibilities. 

Management pay 
in construction 
is averaged 

Average total compensation for pres- 
idents of construction firms which re- 
ported more than $250 million in revenues 
during 1985 was $196,324, according to 
Personnel Administrative Services, Inc., 
of Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Board chairmen of multi-million-dollar 
j construction firms did even better, av- 
eraging $244,276. 

The highest average base salary for 
presidents was found in firms performing 
industrial construction, with an average 
base of $113,200 before bonuses and 

Promises! promises! 
with union contract 
it's guaranteed 

An at-will employee who was fired 
without severance pay or pension bene- 
fits after working for the Arkansas Book 
Company for 49 years failed to convince 
the Arkansas Supreme Court that the 
company should be held liable for inten- 
tional infliction of emotional distress. 
Employers that discharge at-will employ- 
ees cannot be held liable for emotional 
distress unless the manner in which the 
discharge is accomplished is "so extreme 
and outrageous as to go beyond all pos- 
sible bonds of decency and be regarded 
as atrocious and utterly intolerable in a 
civilized community," Justice Dudley 
said. "The discharge of a long-time em- 
ployee alone does not meet this test." 

Wilford Harris worked for the book 
company from 1930 until 1979. While 
Harris had no written employment con- 
tract and the company had no pension 
plan, he had been assured by a former 
owner of the company that he could work 
until retirement and that he would receive 
some form of pension. However, he sub- 
sequently was fired with no severance 
pay or pension benefits, and the company 
contested his unemployment compensa- 
tion claim. The trial court found Harris 
had no claim against the company for 
intentional infliction of emotional dis- 
tress — a "tort of outrage." 

Harris presented no evidence of an 
employment contract with the company 
except for letters from previous owners 
concluding with such phrases as "looking 
forward to a continued employment or 
association for many more years," ac- 
cording to Justice Dudley. "A supposed 
breach of vague assurances of long-term 
employment does not constitute the tort 
of outrage," the court says. Nor does 
the company's failure to live up to the 
previous owner's assurances that Harris 
would receive some type of benefits un- 
der an "undefined pension plan" consti- 
tute intentional infliction of emotional 
distress. The court relates that the com- 
pany has no pohcies or handbooks es- 
tablishing a pension plan. 

Ontario civil servant 
gets pro-choice 
exemption from dues 

An Ontario civil servant who opposes 
abortion has been granted an exemption 
from paying a portion of her union dues 
becau«e of the pro-choice stand taken by 
her union. 

The decision by the Ontario Public 
Service Labor Relations Tribunal says 
Rose Marie MacLean, a devout Roman 
Catholic who works for the Ministry of 
Community and Social Services, falls 
under a religious exemption to compul- 
sory union dues. 

The ruling said Mrs. MacLean, a mem- 
ber of the Ontario Public Service Em- 
ployees Union, should donate to charity 
the portion of her dues that the union 
would otherwise spend furthering its po- 
sition on abortion rights. 

The decision appears to be the first in 
Canada that says opposition to abortion 
can be included as part of a religious 
exemption, and also the first that exempts 
a worker from only part of his or her 
union dues. Most Canadian and U.S. 
unions have not taken, and do not expect 
to take, a position on such a social issue. 

But the ruling is emphatic in declaring 
that unions have the right to take stands 
on political and social issues — except that 
"employees with strong religious con- 
victions should not be compelled to sub- 
sidize ideological activity by the trade 
union which conflicts with their religious 
conviction or beliefs." 

Rather have the 
title or the 
overtime pay? 

Tired of being considered a "peon" 
where you work? 

Cheer up. It's possible for your boss 
to transform you, overnight, into a 
"professional" or even an "executive." 

The U.S. Labor Department says that 
workers getting paid as little as $155 a 
week — $3.87 an hour — can be classified 
as "executives," while those making 
$170 can be put into the "professional" 

If you're making $250 or more a week, 
there's even more exciting news. If your 
boss defines your duties the right way, 
you could become a "high-paid execu- 

There's only one catch. If you move 
into one of those classifications, you'll 
lose your overtime pay. 

The Reagan Administration is taking a 
look at the regulations, but hasn't said 
whether it wants to change the salary or 
duty tests. 

President Carter tried in 1981, but 
employers objected, saying the new sal- 
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After all, who knows "professionals" 
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America's Second Major Deficit: 

$150 Billion in Second Mortgage (Equity) Loans 


Some Americans are in hock up to 
their eyeballs today, thanks to bank 
deregulation, the easing of usury laws, 
and so-called home equity loans. 

In some states fly-by-night lending 
institutions are enticing home owners 
to go into ever deeper debt through 
home equity loans with interest rates 
which range as high as 25% and balloon 
payments that bring about eventual 

Many hapless home owners, far be- 
hind in credit-card payments, car pay- 
ments, and the like, never stop to realize 
that a home equity loan is simply a 
fancy name for a second mortgage, and, 
if a second mortgage is not paid on 
time, the second mortgage holder might 
come and take the house away. 

According to a recent article in the 
Wall Street Journal there is a fellow in 
Virginia who calls himself "The Mort- 
gage Doctor." For a $1,500 fee he 
recently directed a homeowner to a 
lender who charged $6,581 in up-front 
fees on a $17,959 equity loan! The 
lender knew or should have known that 
such a loan couldn't be repaid. The 
borrower pleaded in a Virginia state 
court for redress, but it was too late. 
The deed was done. 

The newspaper article tells of Angelo 
Lovaglio of Brooklyn, N.Y., who ad- 
vertises mortgage loans but isn't a mort- 
gage banker. His company isn't a li- 
censed lender nor is it listed in the 
telephone book. Mr. Angelo, as he calls 
himself, is a loan arranger. His ads 
promise "no income or credit check." 
Just sign on the dotted hne. 

Borrowers accustomed to dealing with 
more traditional mortgage bankers will 
find reputable lending institutions trying 
to compete with "credit arrangers" 
who play by different rules — whatever 
the money market will bear. 

Several years ago the federal govern- 
ment moved to ease banking regulations 
as a method of curbing inflation and 
stimulating the economy. All it suc- 
ceeded in doing was create a short- 
term, get-rich-quick banking system of 
short-term, high interest loans, money 
market certificates, premium offers for 
new accounts, and equity-credit mort- 

Second mortgages were once largely 
used by consumers only in extreme 
emergencies, usually to pay off other 
debts. But as home owners' equity 
increased because of rising property 
values, many large financial institutions 

The relaxing of state usury laws 
opens up a whole new field for fraud 
and unscrupulous money changers. 

could no longer ignore this largely un- 
tapped market and began promoting 
equity loans for many different pur- 

Some mortgage lenders are finding it 
profitable to lend to high-risk customers 
because of the raising or the outright 
abolishment of many state usury ceil- 
ings. If the State of Delaware, for ex- 

Bankers' Wish List 

The U.S. House of Representatives 
recently passed House Resolution 
2443, a bill to give bank customers 
more timely access to their deposits. 
Instead of liaving to wait for days for 
a check to clear, banks have now 
been given an ultimatum on how long 
they can hold back a check before it 
is cleared with the bank of origin. 

In recent years some banks have 
been able to reap additional profits 
by using these delayed funds for their 
own investments. 

"The banks, Unabashed by their 
billions of dollars of profits from the 
delayed funds, are now demanding a 
variety of new powers as a quid pro 
quo for giving consumers the right to 
their funds as provided by H.R. 2443," 
according to Congressman Femand 
St. Germain of Rhode Island. 

"No sooner had the house acted 
than rumors began circulating around 
the lobbyists' watering holes that the 
banks, who have lived high off the 
delayed funds game, planned to exact 
a new price from the consumer. . . 

"Sure, we'll let our customers have 
their money, if the Senate lets us 
dabble in retail businesses, the se- 
curities market, insurance, and what- 
ever high-risk investment happens to 
come along — of course, all the while 
with fewer regulators looking over 
our shoulders." 

The Congressman comments that 
it will be interesting to see whether 
the Senate will protect consumers' 
basic rights without having to pay a 
further price. 

"The merits of the various items 
on the banks' legislative wish list 
should be decided on their own and 
not piled on the blistered shoulders 
of the already overburdened Ameri- 
can consumer." 

ample, raises its allowable interest ceil- 
ing on loans, the banks incorporated in 
that state quickly develop a lucrative 
credit-card business, stretching across 
state lines. Then a next-door state like 
Maryland is faced with lobbyists from 
its own lending institutions trying to 
raise the interest ceiling in its state 
assembly, and on and on and higher 
and higher it goes. 

Second-mortgage indebtedness has 
more than doubled since 1982 to a 
record high of $150 billion. This is partly 
due to rising property values and the 
growing number of companies that make 
such loans. In New York, for example, 
the number of state-licensed mortgage 
bankers, many of whom only make 
equity loans, jumped to 136 in 1985 
from 54 just two years ago. The total 
is undoubtedly much higher, however, 
because equity lenders who make fewer 
than 20 loans a year need'nt be licensed 
in the State of New York. 

"If you don't want to be licensed in 
New York, you can do 19 (loans), then 
form another corporation and start 
again," says Howard A. Baumgarten, 
a New York state banking official. Adds 
another state banking official, "It has 
been done." 

Spotty state regulation is cited by 
some consumer groups as the reason 
homeowners often borrow more than 
they can afford to repay. The National 
Consumer Law Center in Boston, Mass., 
reports that equity lenders are respon- 
sible for "a startling growth of home- 
foreclosure problems." Says Irv Ack- 
elsberg, a lawyer with Community Le- 
gal Services in Philadelphia, Pa., "That 
home is often the only thing that sep- 
arates the borrowers from the bottom. 
To prey on them is despicable." 

Indeed, state regulators are finding 
mounting casualties of more liberal 
lending practices. In South Carolina, 
one equity lender foreclosed on 130 
houses in a recent 2'/2-year period. In 
New York, borrowers lodged more than 
250 complaints last year against mort- 
gage bankers, compared with 133 com- 
plaints the previous year. Not all of 

Continued on Page 15 

MARCH, 1986 


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A Deadly Disease 

Believed Curable 

It's diabetes, the "sugar" disease. 
And it is a lot more serious, and a lot 
more deadly than most people realize. 

Consider these grim statistics: 1,600 
people are diagnosed with diabetes ev- 
ery day. It kills 822 people every day. 
It blinds 96 people every day. It leads 
to leg and/or foot amputations for 1 10 
people every day. And its various other 
complications hospitalize more than 
5,500 people eveiy day. 

In the face of these statistics, it's 
amazing that so many people think that 
diabetes is nothing more than a minor 
inconvenience easily treated with a daily 
shot of insulin. Not true. 

For many diabetics, their condition 
is treatable with a daily shot of insulin. 
But this is a treatment that merely 
forestalls the inevitable onset of the 
many complications which arise from 
diabetes, including death. Insulin is not 
a cure, and doctors involved in diabetes 
research bemoan the fact that the public 
thinks it is. 

The discovery of insulin in 1922 al- 
lowed doctors to combat the principal 
cause of diabetes: the body's failure to 
produce insulin on its own. Insulin is a 
hormone needed to convert sugar, 
starches and other food into the energy 
needed for daily life. 

Tremendous strides toward a cure 
have been made at the Diabetes Re- 
search Institute. Only the construction 
of a new facility in which to continue 
the research is delaying what doctors 
believe is the imminent discovery of a 

Leaders of the American labor move- 
ment have been so impressed with the 
Institute's recent progress, which in- 
cluded a new transplant treatment cur- 
ing diabetes in dogs, that last year they 
committed to raising the funds neces- 
sary to build the new facility. They 
have organized the "Blueprint for Cure" 
campaign co-chaired by UBC General 
President Patrick J. Campbell, to in- 
volve all of organized labor in the 
fundraising effort. 

Among the recent contributors to 
Blueprint for Cure are the following 
individuals and organizations: 

Victor Bait 
Harry Blue 
Terrance Blue 
Frank Catalanotto 

John L. Diver 

Robert C. Ericsson 

James Fallon 

Richard Gustafson 

Hugh F. Hamilton 

John Hanela 

Thomas D. Hohman 

Leslie Hulcoop 

William & Marie Julius 

Joseph Kaczmarski 

Lloyd Kotaska 

Mr & Mrs Francis M. Lamph 

Kirk LiaBraaten 

Ferdinand Math 

Gerry Mitchel 

Norman Neilan 

Wayne Pierce 

George M. Walish 

James Wejcman 

James F. Whalen 

Sam Zamiello 

George Zastrow 

Local 24 
Local 839 raffle 
Local 964 
Local 1006 
Local 1050 
Local 1100 
Local 1539 
Local 1772 

Capital District Council 

A. J. Christian 
Martin Ciezadlo 
William E. McCauley 
Patrick Melillo, Sr. 
Ernest J. Piombino 
William Sidell 

In memory of Louise Ruto 
In memory of Charles Trifiletti 

Local 142 
Local 272 
Local 370 
Local 1856 
Local 1911 
Local 2298 

Washington D. C. District Council 

Ladies Auxiliary No. 3 
Ladies Auxiliary No. 554 

Check donations to the "Blueprint for Cure" 
campaign should be made out to "Blueprint 
for Cure" and mailed to General President 
Patrick J. Campbell, United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 Con- 
stitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 



HR 281, Double Breasting Bill, 

Requires Your Immediate Attention 

House Resolution 281, now before 
the U.S. Congress, is the so-called 
"double breasting bill." If passed by 
both houses of Congress and signed by 
the President, this bill would make it 
harder for construction companies with 
union contracts to set up non-union 
companies on the side as a way to 
obtain low-bid jobs and undermine union 
contract standards and work practices. 

The bill passed the House Education 
and Labor Committee last summer. As 
we go to press, it still awaits floor 
action. Congressmen must be made 
aware of how important this bill is to 
Building Tradesmen and particularly, 
in our case, to Carpenters, Millwrights, 
and the other construction craftsmen 
and women in our ranks. 

The bill provides that separate firms 
performing similar construction work 
will be considered a single employer if 
there is common management or own- 
ership of the firms. 

The Associated General Contractors 
and other management organizations 
have mounted an attack on H.R. 281, 
claiming that it attacks worker and 
employer freedoms. What it would ac- 
tually do is eliminate the subterfuge 
under which contractors with labor- 
management agreements are able to 
deny job rights and union wages and 
working conditions through dummy 

It is vitally important to union mem- 
bers protecting their hard-won con- 
tracts that H.R. 281 is passed by the 
House and eventually enacted into law. 
CLIC urges UBC members to write the 
congressmen as soon as possible, ask- 
ing that they support H.R. 281 and 
eliminate double breasting from the 
construction industry. 

Write: Congressman , 

U.S. House of Representatives, Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20515. 

CLIC, the Carpenters Legislative Im- 
provement Committee, is the voice of 
UBC members in Washington, D.C. It 
is supported by voluntary contributions 
from concerned members. And if ever 
there was a year for membership con- 
cern, 1986 is the year. After four years 
under an anti-union Administration, 1986 
is the year to affect a change as all 435 
House seats and one third of the Senate 
seats will be up for election. 

CLIC contributions go to men and 
women of both parties to best serve 
UCB members' needs. CLIC was busy 
in 1985 monitoring legislation in Con- 
gress. Much of this legislation is still 
pending, such as H.R. 281, the "Dou- 
ble-Breasting Bill"; H.R. 1616, the 
"Plant Closings Bill"; H.R. 268 con- 
cerning taxation of certain employer- 
paid benefits; H.R. 472, the Davis- 
Bacon Reform Act; and H.R. 2178 con- 
cerning employee exposure to end re- 
lease of hazcirdous substances. 

The 1986 campaign for CLIC mem- 
bership contributors was kicked off in 
January, and the general officers all 
urge member support through dona- 
tions and direct contact with members 
of Congress and the Senate to engender 
support of UBC positions. 

L-P Waferboard Expansion 
Forced Into Canada 

L-P's major expansion of waferboard mills 
in the U.S. was sidetracked when the com- 
pany last month announced it would be 
building a waferboard plant in Dawson Creek, 
British Columbia. L-P, no stranger to envi- 
ronmental problems, stated that the aggres- 
sive enforcement of environmental regula- 
tions by the Western states prompted its 
move hundreds of miles north of the Cana- 
dian border. 

UBC members and affiliates have actively 
participted in environmental review proc- 
esses in states throughout the country when 
air and water emission permits are being 
considered at new L-P plants. An initial 
permit denial and subsequent revocations of 
operating permits have resulted at L-P's two 
waferboard plants in Colorado and a current 
lawsuit by Local 3074, Chester, Calif., has 
blocked construction at L-P's planned waf- 
erboard mill in Sierra County, Calif The 
construction delay at the Sierra County mill, 
which was to supply the San Francisco area 
market, in large measure prompted to the 
move to Dawson Creek, which will now 
service the San Francisco market from thou- 
sands of miles away. 

A payroll checkoff system for CLIC has 
been instituted among the seven local 
unions of the Baltimore, Md., and Vicinity 
District Council. The 1985 contributions to 
CLIC under this system totaled $10,000, 
and William Halbert, secretary and busi- 
ness manager of the council, right, re- 
cently presented the checks to General 
Treasurer and CLIC Director Wayne 

Home Equity Loans 

Continued from Page 13 

these complaints involve home-equity 
lenders, but many do. The growing 
volume of complaints is even more 
significant because complaints tradi- 
tionally tend to drop as interest rates 
fall, say New York banking officials. 

Partly as a result of these complaints. 
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo recently 
formed a task force to study mortgage 
banking in his state. "People who are 
hocking their equity in their house may 
not be aware that their payment may 
be more than they can handle," says 
Stanley Greenstein, a mortgage con- 
sultant and task-force member. "We 
have lenders who are willing to lend 
money without any credit check or 
verification of income. That's relatively 

Classified ads in many metropolitan 
newspapers underline this point. "Credit 
problems, foreclosures, judgments & 
repos. no problem," states one recent 
ad in a New Jersey newspaper. Another 
says, "Loan based SOLELY on the 
equity in your home regardless of credit 
or income." Mr. Okun, the New Jersey 
mortgage banker, defends such adver- 
tising. "This is America," he says. "It's 
not for bureaucrats to decide whether 
somebody can borrow money or not." 
fie declines to comment on specific 
loans but says, "I have a lot who make 
it (repay the loans) and a few who 

Home-equity lenders not only seek 
customers through classified ads but 
also rely heavily on brokers to steer 
them business. These brokers, who often 
portray themselves as lenders in ad- 
vertisements, tell homeowners that they 
will find them the best loan deal. But it 
doein't always work out that way. 

MARCH, 1986 


1985 Financial Figures 
Indicate Dismal Year 
For Louisiana Pacific 

End of the year financial figures for 1985 
issued by L-P revealed that despite major 
increases in the company's wood products 
production capacity, sales for the year were 
stagnant. The figures showed weak profit 
performance, with the income generated 
from operations lower than in the two pre- 
vious years. The yearly earnings per share 
total of $.72 contrasts to $1.19 earnings per 
share figures in 1984. The $.72 per share 
also contrasts dramatically with the pro- 
jected earnings estimates from L-F stock 
analyst's such as Merrill Lynch whose es- 
timates for the 1985 earnings began as high 
as $5.00 per share. 

The 1985 financial results for the struck 
company reflect a continuation of depressed 
economic performance which has afflicted 

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Local 1622, Hayward, Calif., member 
Ernie Bull, pictured above, left, with UBC 
Representative Lloyd Larsen, has provided 
weekly support to the L-P strikers by 
transporting food donations to the L-P 
strikers and their families. The effort of 
Brotherhood members such as Ernie Bult 
have enabled the L-P strikers to continue 
their fight. 

L-P since the strike began in 1983. Neither 
the company's earnings performance nor the 
value of the company's stock have achieved 
pre-strike levels. The UBC's national labor- 
consumer boycott and corporate campaign 
have been instrumental in producing the 
earnings slide at L-P. 

L-P Boycott at 
NAHB Convention 

As a part of the on-going attack on L-P, 
UBC members handbilled the national con- 
vention of the National Homebuilders of 
America held in Dallas. Tex., January 17- 
19, to inform the homebuilders of the UBC's 
intensifying boycott actions against residen- 
tial builders using L-P products. The three 
day event, which is the largest gathering of 
U.S. homebuilders, drew nearly 60,000 peo- 
ple to the convention and exhibit center in 

The handbilling, coordinated by Al Springs, 
director of the UBC Southwest Organizing 
Office, and UBC Representative William 
(Bud) Sharp, informed the convention par- 
ticipants of the UBC's planned nonpicketing 
boycott activities against homebuilders uti- 
lizing LP wood products. LP was a major 
exhibitor at the convention, showcasing its 
waferboard product to the gathered home- 
builders. Director Springs reported that the 
boycott handbilling effectively alerted the 
participants to the continuing labor problems 
at LP. 

As reported earlier in the Carpenter, sur- 
veys of local residential construction sites 
in your area should be conducted to deter- 
mine if L-P products are being used. Appro- 
priate correspondence and boycott handbills 
have been developed for homebuilders found 
to be using L-P products. A major portion 
of L-P's wood product production, partic- 
ularly its waferboard product, is consumed 
in the residential homebuilding market. 

Gives $5,200 
to Strikers 

William Arena. Local 
210 president. West- 
ern Connecticut, pre- 
sents U.B.C. LP 
Regional Boycott 
Coordintor Stephen 
Flynn a $5,200.00 
check in support of 
the L-P Strike Fund. 



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A. Z. Wright, retired member of Dallas 
Local 2848 distributes LP boycott hand- 
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Al Spring. Southwest Organizing Office 
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Industrial unions urge 
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The AFL-CIO Industrial Union De- 
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forcement of provisions of U.S. trade 
laws that require compliance with in- 
ternationally recognized labor stand- 
ards by nations receiving preferential 
treatment in trade with the United States. 

Recently enacted laws that require 
observance of international standards 
include legislation setting up the Car- 
ibbean Basin Initiative and measures 
that reauthorized the General System 
of Preferences and the Overseas Private 
Investment Corp. 

A resolution adopted by the lUD 
executive council said enforcement of 
these provisions could bring about a 
significant improvement in workers' 
rights in nations that sell their products 
in the United States. 

To carry out the legislation, the lUD 
said, the United States should insist 

that its trading partners observe Inter- 
national Labor Organization conven- 
tions guaranteeing the right of workers 
to organize and bargain collectively, 
and requiring effective occupational 
health and safety standards. 

Imports produced under "working 
standards and conditions which violate 
internationally accepted levels" have 
contributed to job losses in the United 
States, the lUD noted. "Using the power 
of our marketplace to oblige these coun- 
tries to meet international standards will 
benefit not only their workers but our 
own as well," the resolution asserted. 

Following each day's morning ses- 
sions, conference delegates went to 
Capitol Hill to meet with their senators 
and representatives to urge action in 
both the trade and occupational health 
and safety areas. 

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"Get on Board the 
UBC Express" 

Reports on the success of the UBC's "85% 
in '85'" organizing program in the South and 
Southeastern States were still coming in 
during the opening weeks of 1986. 

In this special organizing effort among 
local unions of District 4 and the UBC 
Southern Industrial Council attempts were 
made to enlist at least 85% of the work force 
in each industrial plant under contract with 
the UBC. Members who signed up five or 
more members during the drive received red 
windbreakers with the UBC organizing em- 
blem and UBC caps. 

Early in the campaign, Local 2316, Boy- 
kins, Va., signed up 50 new members; Local 
2392, McKenney, Va., signed up 20; and 
Local 3011, Wilson, N.C., added an addi- 
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The campaign is continuing in 1986 with 
the slogan, "Get on Board the UBC Ex- 
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about the program from their local officers. 


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jackets and caps. 



steward Training 


Representative David Allen recently conducted training ses- 
sions for stewards of Millwright Local 2411. 

Pictured, front row, from left, are Bobby O. Moore, A. H. 
Strickland, Larry Manges, Norman Miller, Christopher Doyle, 
and D. E. Nettles. 

Middle row, from left, are Hubert Nettles, Danney Barren- 
tine, Martin Roberts, David Allen, Chesley Manus, Lewis 
Jones, and Paul Thomas. 

Back row, from left, are Paul French, Wayne Alford, Jimmy 
Kinlaw, E. R. Mayberry, Ken Lockwood, and Paul Thomas. 



Nine members of Local 1305 recently took the UBC's "Build- 
ing Union" construction stewards' training course, which was 
conducted by Task Force Representative Stephen Flynn. Flynn 
was assisted by Business Representative Bernard Skelly. 

The group included, front row from left, Manny Silva, Ken 
Corriea, Nanci Lown, Bob Lopes, and Dana Welch. Back row 
from left, Wally Ainsworth, Business Representative Skelly, 
Norm Landreville, and Ron Rheaune. 

Certificates have been issued to 19 members of Local 475 
showing completion of the "Building Union" construction stew- 
ards' training program. Task Force Representative Stephen 
Flynn conducted the classes. 

Participants shown in Picture No. 1: Seated, from left, are 
James Bucchino, Dennis Lanzetta, Acey Knowles, and Stanley 
MacPhearson. Standing, from left, are Martin Ploof, business 
representative, an instructor; Mark Reil; Jon McDonough; Chris 
larussi; Thomas Rowley; and Leo Ouellette. In Picture No. 2, 
seated, from left, are Richard Lee, Buddy Santosuosso, Fred 
Neiderberger, and George Wright. Standing, from left, are Wal- 
ter Jodrey, Chauncey Cann, Clarence Smith, Albert Gonneville, 
Anthony Camuti, John Smith, and Representative Stephen 


Nine members of Local 2147 recently com- 
pleted the UBC steward training program. 
Three members are shown — Nellie Hicks, 
Lillian Brown, and Rubye Blackman. Oth- 
ers who participated included Reola Mar- 
shall, Mytell Alexander, Geneva Phelps, 
Elisabeth Cosby, Carolyn Ellis, and Rosie 


Stewards and members of Plywood Work- 
ers Local 3181 recently completed a stew- 
ard training program. Seven members took 
the course. Shown in the picture are Mar- 
vin Knowles, Mack Young, Eddie Mayo, 
Robert Richardson, and Leroy Gill. Not 
shown are Paul Coburn and Shelton 


Among the recent graduates of the UBC 
steward training program are the five 
members of Local 3078 shown in the ac- 
companying picture — Clayton Patman, 
Phillip Maviro, Frankie Snodgrass, Ezell 
Echols, and Dale Allen. 

MARCH, 1986 


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Missouri IVIembers Donate Labor for Boys Town Barn and Stalls 

Seventeen members of Local 2298, Rolla, 
Mo., put in 200 hours of volunteer labor to 
build 27 horse stalls and a new bam for Boys 
Town of Missouri. The stalls are needed to 
shelter the horses that pull the Boys Town 
Wagon Train each spring. The work was 
done in three weekends. 

Vince Scidone, business representative 
for the Rolla area, coordinated the effort, 
but the praise goes to the 17 carpenters who 
did the work. All members of Local 2298, 
they were Paul Borders, Jack Butler Jr., 
Jack Butler Sr., Jeff Butler. Jim Butler, Don 
Davidson, Vick Giannobile, Richard Golla- 
han, Noel Hill, Vince Lombardo, Wayne 
Richmond, David Rinck, Vince Scidone, Bill The carpenters from Local 2298 that volunteered their time for Boys Town included, from 
Setzer, Paul Shelton, Luther Sooter, and left, Jeff Butler. Vick Giannobile. Vince Lombardo, Jack Butler Jr.. Steve Whilson. Jim 
Steve Whitson. Butler. Vince Scidone, and Jack Butler Sr. 

Nova Scotians Celebrate 100 Years in the United Brotherhood 

A group of over 700 Brotherhood members 
and their guests recently gathered in Halifax . 
N.S., to commemorate the 100th anniversary 
of the founding of Local 83. Highlights of 
the convention included a keynote address 
by Ninth District General Executive Board 
Member John Carruthers and the presenta- 
tion of The Craft Transformed, a book on 
the history of carpentry and the union in the 
region. The book was undertaken as a cen- 
tennial project. 

Nova Scotian carpenters have seen a great 
deal of growth and change in these last 100 
years. The theme of the anniversary con- 
vention was "Partners in Nova Scotia's 
Growth for 100 Years." And members are 
already planning to be an important part of 
the next century. Local 83 has become 
involved with education and apprentice pro- 
grams offered by the government that will 
ensure that their members are among the 
most well-trained carpenters in the future. 


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gates pictured above left. Pictured at right are some of the over 700 who were present at 
the 100th anniversary celebration for Local 83, Halifax, N.S. 

Aid For Eyesight 

Carpenters Local 510 Berthoud, Colo., 
presented a $1 ,000 check to the Aimee Af- 
dahl Fund at a recent Lions Club Pancake 

Aimee, an 18-month-old Loveland, 
Colo., girl, is a victim of retrolentalfibro- 
plasia, a disease that took her sight 
shortly after birth. In an effort to regain 
vision, Aimee has undergone a number of 
operations in Boston, Mass. More of these 
trips wilt be necessary, and the traveling 
costs are draining family finances. 

Gary Knapp. representing Carpenters 
Local 510, presented the check to Aimee's 
grandfather, John Keefauver. The money 
came from the UBC's Helping Hands 

Fund, and is specifically meant to assist in 
correcting Aimee's blindness. 

The check presentation occurred during 
a pancake breakfast the Berthoud Lions 
Club sponsored on Aimee's behalf. All 
proceeds from the breakfast were turned 
over to Aimee's family. 

Local 1780 Fills in 
for Santa Claus 

Members of Local 1780, Las Vegas, Nev., 
took a little time this past Christmas to share 
some holiday spirit with the senior citizen 
residents of Nye General Hospital in Ton- 
opah. LaMar Lister and other Local 1780 
members purchased $500 worth of gifts which 
were then distributed on December 23 — just 
in time for the holiday. After the carpenters 
had played Santa Claus and presented all 
the gifts, a group of carolers from a local 
church arrived to entertain the residents for 
the evening. 


Attend your local union meetings 
regularly. Be an active UBC member. 



Sydney Local 1588 Enjoys Holiday and Construction Activities 

Local 1588, Cape Breton Island, Sydney, 
N . S . , held a dinner dance during the holidays 
with Jim Tobin, a task force representative, 
bringing greetings from the general office. 
The dinner was an opportunity for members 
and their spouses to relax and enjoy social- 
izing, eating, and dancing, and from all 
reports, enjoy they did! 

Another project in the works for Local 
1588 is the construction of St. Ann's Church, 
Glace Bay, Cape Breton. The building com- 
bines structural steel and wood frame with 
the interior ceiling of the main church con- 
structed entirely of wood. Construction is 
being done by M. Sullivan and Sons Ltd. 

A full house enjoyed the festivities at Local I588's dinner dance. 




Disability Checl< Won 

After a two-year fight for justice . Chief 
Steward Clifford Shepard, left, a Local 
2848 member employed by Overhead Door 
Corp., was finally able to present a weekly 
disability check for $500 to Harold Byrd, 
center, a former employee at the plant. 
Also present was James E. Berryhill, Lo- 
cal 2848 president. 

San Diego l\/lember 
vs. Drug Abuse 

After watching a friend's teenage son 
struggle with drug addiction for three years, 
San Diego, Calif., Local 2020 member Jim 
Noel felt he needed to do something to help 
other young people "avoid making the mis- 
take that can ruin your life." So he started 
his own media blitz with cards and bumper 
stickers he had printed with "Real Friends 
Don't Encourage You To Do Drugs" and 
"You Gota Be Sick To Take Drugs When 
You're Well." Noel then sent the stickers 
($1 .00 a piece to Jim Noel, 3989 Texas Street, 
San Diego, CA 92104) to friends, politicians, 
students, and celebrities all over the country. 
He has received many appreciative letters, 
including one from Nancy Reagan who 
thanked him for taking "the time and trouble 
to send me such an encouraging message." 


U.S.S. Marblehead, CL-12, all former 
shipmates will meet for a reunion in June 
1986, Philadelphia area. For more informa- 
tion write: Joe Grantham, Secretary, 
T.F.R.V., Route 2, Box 48A, Wildwood, 
FL 32785. 

A wood-and-steel-framed St. Ann's church building is under 
construction in Cape Breton, Sydney, N.S. 


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California Dry wail/Lather Apprentice Training Center First of its Kind 

The new Kiefer-Paquette training center 
in Hay ward, Calif., was recently dedicated 
at a ceremony attended by over 250 people. 
The drywall/lather training center, the only 
one of its kind in the country, is over 13,000 
square feet and is also the headquarters for 
the Northern California office, staffed by 
four full-time employees serving the growing 
apprenticeship community. The drywall/lather 
apprenticeship program in Northern Cali- 
fornia presently has over 800 apprentices. 

Guest speakers at the event included Hay- 
ward Mayor Alex Guilani, Carpenters State 
Council Executive Secretary Anthony B. 
Ramos, Northern California Drywall Con- 
tractors Executive Director Ronald Becht, 
California Drywall Contractors Association 
Past President Ed Ryan, UBC General Rep- 
resentative Paul Welch, and Carpenters 46 
Northern California Counties Conference 
Board Executive Director Larry Bee. 

The center was named for Joseph Kiefer 
and Robert Paquette, who together have 
over 60 years of service to apprenticeship 
and the industry. The dedication was done 
in the memory of the late Glen Parks, past 
business representative of Local 88-L whose 
dedicated service and help was instrumental 
in making the training center a reality. 

Attend your local union meetings 
regularly. Be an active, voting member 
of the United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners of America. 

The new Kiefer-Paquette training center is pictured, lop. along with Vll'.s gathered at the 
center's dedication ceremony. Speal<ing is William Woodhridge. drywallllathers board of 
trustees chairman, owner of Commercial Interior Builders. Sealed, front row, from left, 
are Kenny Davis of Kenny Davis Plastering: Dean Puthuff, trustee. Local I09L member; 
Larry Bee; Paul Welsh; Joseph Kiefer. retired carpenter; Robert Knight, trustee. Local 
36 member: Johann Klehs, county assemblyman: Robert Paquette, trustee, D & R 
Paquette Drywall; Ed Ryan, Golden Gate drywallllather CDCA member; and Anthony B. 
Ramos. Back row, from left, are James R. Downing, secretary-treasurer of board of 
trustees, JRD Inc.; Joseph Grigsby, board of trustees co-chairman and assistant to the 
executive secretary of the Bay Counties district council: James Ellery, trustee, James 
Ellery Lathing: Romeo T. Otto, trustee, R.T. Otto Lathing & Drywall: Ron Langston, 
trustee, Sacramento District Council of Carpenters; Tom Pearl, trustee. Local 12^0; 
Dennis McConnell, trustee. Local 2006; Ted Woodard, board of trustees director; and 
Jerry Will, trustee, Local 88-L. 

l\/ladison Graduates Receive Certificates 

Journeymen certificates were recently awarded to a group of Local 620. Madison. N.J., 
apprentice graduates. Front row, from left, are Dennis Parrillo, Anthony Nucci, Joseph 
Gessner, Thomas Koller, Samuel Eastridge, Chester Stefanelli, and Matthew Reino. 
Pictured above, bacic row, from left, are William O'Neil, John Esclimann, Edward 
Burrows, Lewis Romano, Robert Hendershol, and Business Manager George Laufen- 
berg. Other graduates, not pictured, were Vito Collucci, Frederick Cone, Michael G. 
Smith, Orlando Vega, and Eric Engslrom. 

Local 1065 Retiree 
Welcomes Apprentice 

New apprentice Kevin Boitz, Local 
1065, Salem, Ore., gets sworn in by 
retired 50-year member Waller 
Klemp at a recent local union 



Melissa Curley, Roberto Urbima, Kraig 
pictured above with the corpsmembers 

1986 Training 

The National Joint Committee has orga- 
nized a spring conference to discuss and 
improve training for the craft areas of car- 
pentry, millwrighting, mill-cabinetry, lath- 
ing, floorcovering, and piledriving as imple- 
mented by local joint committees and/or 
affiliate bodies. 

The conference will be held at the Logan 
Airport Hilton, Boston, Mass., May 5th 
through 8th. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. Tues- 
day, May 6, 1986, and conclude at 12:00 
noon on Thursday, May 8, 1986. It is sug- 
gested that attendees plan to arrive on Mon- 
day, May 5, and schedule their departure 
for Thursday afternoon. 

Rates for conference attendees are single, 
$85; Double, $95. The cut-off date for the 
special rate is April 4, 1986. Reservations 
are to be made through the Training De- 
partment of the United Brotherhood of Car- 
penters, 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20001. A $20 registration fee 
should be forwarded to the Training De- 
partment with your reservation request. 
Checks should be made payable to the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 

If there are any topics you wish to have 
put on the agenda for the conference, please 
submit them to Sigurd Lucassen, 101 Con- 
stitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 
20001, by March 28, 1986. 

"We consider the Conference extremely 
important to the continuing enlargement of 
our training activities and trust that those 
who are directly involved in and supportive 
of training make attendance of this confer- 
ence a priority over other conferences, if 
due to economic problems, some priority 
has to be established," said Sigurd Lucas- 
sen, first general vice president and co- 
chairman of the National Joint Committee. 

Darren Hashing with the rocking horse he 
made for Santa Claus to give to some 
youngster in Anaconda. 

Red Bank, N.J., Apprentice Graduates 

Anaconda Corpsmembers Show Spirit of Giving 

Schnellback, Tim Smith, and David Stafford are 
90 handmade cradles. 

Corpsmembers at the Anaconda, Mont., 
Job Corps center made sure they spread the 
holiday spirit as far as they could this past 
Christmas. Together they made 180 wooden 
toys for distribution to needy children, and 
one corpsmember, Darren Hosking, made a 
rocking horse for Santa Claus to give away 
in a drawing. 

It all started when a local organization 
called the Thrift Center found that their 
annual Christmas distribution of toys to 
needy area children was threatened by fi- 
nancial troubles. In 1984 over 800 new and 
used toys had been distributed to 300 fami- 
Ues, and the center planned on only giving 
away used toys in 1985. 

A local paper pubhshed a story about the 
center's problems and the community re- 
sponded whole-heartedly. More than $1,500 
was raised and all kinds of toys were do- 
nated, including two dozen dolls handmade 
by a group of Anaconda women in six weeks 
and 90 wooden cradles and 90 wooden trucks 
made by the Job Corps members. 

Bob Wolter, an instructor at the Anaconda 
center said that the wooden toys were just 
"a slight way of thanking the people of 
Anaconda for supporting the Center ... a 
Uttle good will." 

At their annual Christmas celebration, the members of Local 2250, Red Bank, N.J., 
presented awards, and certificates of completion to their recently graduated apprentices. 

The new journeymen are pictured above. Front row, from left, are Andrew Clark, 
Blaine Dempsey, Scott Seigh, John Lucassen, Jeff Perry, and Paul Ralph. In the back 
row, from left, are James A. Kirk Jr., business representative: John Sorenson: Kevin 
Martz; Patrick Burke; Kevin Tierney; Mike Megill; Dennis Morgan; and Phillip Parratt, 
president. Not pictured is Ed McDonnell. 

Award-winning apprentices from the class 
of 1985 are pictured at right. From left, they 
are Paul Gutleber, the top first-year appren- 
tice; Joseph Arneth, top second-year ap- 
prentice; Robert Ellwood, top third-year ap- 
prentice: Scott Seigh, top fourth-year 
apprentice, and John Lucassen, second 
fourth-year apprentice. 

MARCH, 1986 


CANCER on the job 

Cancer now affects one out of every four 
people in the U.S. In 1979 over 2.000 UBC 
members died of cancer, second only to 
deaths from heart disease. There are esti- 
mates that 23 to 30% of cancers are due, in 
part, to exposures in the workplace, so one 
out of 3 or 4 cancers may be due to cancer- 
causing chemicals at your job. 


Cancer is the name for a whole category 
of diseases all having the same common 
characteristic of cells growing at a rapid and 
abnormal rate. If the abnormal cells grow 
too much, the patient will die. Unlike damage 
due to exposure to other toxic substances, 
cancer continues to grow even after the 
cancer-causing substance (carcinogen) has 
been removed. It may not show up for 20- 
40 years. This long period, or latency period, 
before the disease shows up makes it difficult 
to identify the cause of many cancers. 


To prevent cancers that are caused by 
occupational exposure, we must recognize 
possible carcinogenic agents and then work 
to minimize exposure. The UBC Industrial 
Safety and Health Department can help you 
find out if what you are working with can 
cause cancer. 

There are several ways to keep exposures 
to carcinogens to a minimum: 

1 . Substitution. Find a different chemical 

that does the same job but does not 
cause cancer. For example, toluene is 
often substituted for benzene. 
Unfortunately, sometimes the 
substitute seems safe only because 
we know less about its effects. It may 
also turn out to be hazardous. 

2. Enclosure. Exposures can be minimized 

by totally enclosing a process so none 
of the material leaks out. This has 
been effective in the case of vinyl 
chloride. It can also save the 
company money since there is less 
material wasted. The problem is that 
maintenance crews still are exposed, 
as are workers exposed in emergency 
spills. Plus enclosing and automating 
the process may decrease the number 
of jobs. 

3. Engineering contols. Improving the 

ventilation system can help control 
exposures. Local exhaust ventilation 
controls can be very effective if 
properly designed and maintained. 
Too often, however, they are poorly 
maintained, get clogged up, and do 
not work. Or they are poorly 
designed and may not do the job. It is 
just not sufficient to keep adding to 
the existing system. This can cause 
the whole ventilation system to 
become unbalanced and adequate air 

is not pulled through each section of 
the system. 

Improved sanitation and housekeeping 
can also help prevent exposure to 
carcinogens in the workplace. For 
example, clothes that may be 
contaminated with carcinogens should 
not be brought home to be laundered 
and contaminate the family wash. 
Change rooms, shower facilities, and 
fresh work clothes should be provided at 
work by the employer. 
Until exposure is minimized through 
improved ventilation, we have to insist 
on a thorough program for personal 
protection. This would include 
protective garments, gloves, respirators, 
and a complete training program in their 
use and the employer's maintenance 
program. Such equipment must be 
NIOSH approved for use against the 
particular substance you are working 
with. The most effective equipment for 
respiratory protection are supplied air 
respirators which use their own pure air 
supply. They are also more comfortable 
to wear. This should not be relied on as 
a permanent solution however. 
Respirator programs can never be as 
protective as preventing exposure in the 
first place by using engineering controls. 
The Local has a right to get records 
from the company of any exposures to 

chemicals they have monitored, and 
information on their toxic effects. If they 
have any sampling of the air done, ask 
for the results and see how high the 
levels of exposures were. 
One other way to fight cancer in the 
workplace is by doing your own epidimio- 
logical studies, keeping track of what 
people are dying from at your plant, and 
trying to corrolate it with their jobs or 
show that they are dying at a different rate 
than other "'normal" Americans. The UBC 
Safety and Health staff would also be able 
to help you do such a study. 

Lastly, discuss any suspicions of cancer 
problems with your fellow workers. By 
exchanging your own experiences, you will 
become aware of possible problems early 
on and the Local can act to demand 


Nowadays many cancers can be treated 
successfully if detected early. 

If you do have cancer, discuss the possi- 
bility with your doctor that it may be the 
result of exposures in the workplace. Most 
doctors know very little about occupational 
medicine. Medical schools generally devote 
only four hours to occupational medicine 

Continued on Page 36 



What the Studies Tell Us 

JVasal Cancer and 
Wood Dust 

Nasal cancer is extremely rare. Less than 
one person in 100,000 gets it. But it is 
much more common among wood workers 
than in the general population. There has 
therefore been concern that wood dust, or 
certain types of wood dust, may cause na- 
sal cancer 

Nasal cancer was first associated with 
furniture workers in England in 1965 and 
has since been confirmed in other coun- 
tries. A number of chemicals that are con- 
stituents of certain kinds of wood (as well 
as some chemicals used in the wood prod- 
ucts industry) are suspected of causing can- 
cer. Several studies of workers exposed to 
wood dust have found nasal cancer (cancer 
of the nasal passages and sinuses) as well 
as colon and rectal cancers. In 1981, the 
International Agency for Research on Can- 
cer concluded that, at least for the furniture 
industry, there was sufficient evidence to 
link wood dust exposures and nasal cancer. 
Hardwoods are suspected of being more 
hazardous than softwoods. The latency pe- 

riod for nasal cancer from wood dust is 
about 40 years. More studies are being 
done to confirm these results. Until such 
studies are completed, we must exercise 
caution in handling wood dust because of 
the suspicions it may cause cancer. In 
March 1985 the UBC petitioned OSHA to 
set a separate standard for wood dust of 

Formaldehyde and 

Formaldehyde is commonly used in 


glues, foams, and resins for plywood, par- 
ticle board, and foam insulation. Only lim- 
ited evidence has been found that humans 
exposed to formaldehyde will get cancer. 
However, recent experiments on rats ex- 
posed to formaldehyde resulted in a high 
rate of nasal cancer. Critics have argued 
that the rats were exposed to too high a 
dose and the results are invalid. Other sci- 
entists claim this study as evidence that 
humans may get cancer from exposure to 
formaldehyde and suggest that the most 
cautious and protective approach is to treat 
it as a carcinogen and keep exposure to the 
lowest feasible amount. In October 1981 
the UBC, along with 12 other international 
unions and the AFL-CIO, petitioned OSHA 
for an Emergency Temporary Standard to 
reduce formaldehyde exposures to the low- 
est feasible limit because of the possible 
carcinogenic risk. On December 4, 1985, 
OSHA published a proposed new standard 
for formaldehyde which would lower the 
permissable exposure limit, from 3 ppm to 
either 1 or 1.5 ppm. 

What Chemicals 

Cawise Cancer? 

Over 2,800 chemicals cause cancer in animals and may cause 
cancer in humans. Hazards UBC members might be exposed to 


Cancer Caused 
or Suspected 

Industry or 

*Wood Dust 

Nasal, colon, rectal 



Nasal, Brain 

Plywood, particle 
board, furniture, 
glues, foam 



Solvent, paints, 
resins, varnish 


Leukemia (white 
blood cells) 

Solvent, furniture 
finish, glues, oil 

Vinyl Chloride 

Liver (angiosarcoma) 

Polyvinyl chloride 



Solvents, adhesives, 
lacquers, fiberglass 


Lung, skin 

Wood preservatives 

Welding fumes 
(nickel, beryllium 

Lung, nasal 

Lung, GI 

Mesothelioma (chest 
cavity lining) 


Insulation repair 



Ultraviolet Light 


Welding arc 



paint strippers, 

* Suspected, see section on formaldehyde 

and wood dust. 

Cancer in the UBC 

In 1978, Dr. Samuel Milham published a study of the UBC 
looking at causes of deaths which occurred in 1969-1970 and 
1972-1973. He found the highest causes of death were heart 
disease and cancer. Cancer was the cause of one in five deaths. 
This is not high when compared with a normal population. But 
working people are usually healthier than a ' 'normal' ' popula- 
tion, which includes more older people, the unemployed, handi- 
capped, etc. He did find an ' 'excess' ' or unusually high amount 
of cancer among our members. These were divided up by trade 
and the cancers he found to be in excess are listed below: 


Construction Workers 

Acoustical Tile Applicators 
and Insulators 


Pile Drivers 

Ship Carpenters 

Millman, Lumber, Sawmill 

Cabinet Makers 
Furniture Workers 
Plywood Workers 


Lung cancer, leukemia-lymphoma 
(blood cells) 

Lung cancer, mesothelioma (chest 
cavity lining) 

Lung cancer, multiple myeloma, 
(bone marrow) 

Lung cancer, stomach and 
pancreas cancer 

No excesses observed 

Leukemia-lumphoma (blood 
cells), multiple myeloma (bone 

Leukemia-lymphoma (blood cells) 

Lung cancer 

Leukemia-lymphoma (blood cells) 

The cause of most of these cancers is unknown. The cancers 
of the blood and bone marrow (leukemia-lymphoma and multiple 
myeloma) are often linked with exposure to solvents like benzene 
which may be used in wood working glues. Mesothelioma is 
always a result of exposure to asbestos. Lung cancer would be 
due to an inhaled carcinogen. Stomach cancer would result from 
some carcinogen which was either swallowed or inhaled and 
later swallowed. 

MARCH, 1986 


U.S. Tax Form 
Changes in *85 

Toll Free Help 

If you have questions or problems 
when preparing your tax forms, you 
can call the IRS for assistance. In the 
back of your tax preparation booklet 
you'll find a toll-free number hsted 
for your area. IRS professionals will 
be taking calls to these numbers to 
assist you in understanding the new 
regulations and procedures and an- 
swer any questions. 

The 1985 tax forms you will be filing next 
month contain several major changes in 
format. However, the most dramatic change 
is not the addition of a new line or a new 
form to file. This year marks the first year 
that tax indexing is in effect. 

A part of the Economic Recovery Tax Act 
of 1981, tax indexing adjusts tax brackets, 
personal and dependent exemptions as well 
as zero bracket amounts, according to the 
percentage increase in the Consumer Price 
Index for the previous fiscal year. The size 
of the increase for 1985 is 4.1%. This means 
that the $1,000 personal exemption is in- 
creased to $1,040. The zero bracket amount, 
or the amount you can earn tax-free, is 
increased to $3,540 for joint returns and 
$2,390 for single returns (up from 1984's 
figures of $3,400 and $2,300, respectively). 

Other modifications to the 1985 1040 Form 
affect the deductions listed below. Taxpay- 
ers who file the 1040EZ or 1040A Forms will 
find some of the same changes made to these 

Alimony — Alimony payments are deduct- 
ible for the payer and may be included under 
income by the recipient. In an effort to verify 

that the recipient is properly reporting this 
additional income, the Internal Revenue 
Service has adopted a new filing requirement 
for the spouse paying alimony. In addition 
to listing the amount of alimony paid during 
the year, the payer will provide the IRS with 
the full name and social security number of 
the former spouse receiving payments. 

Dependency exemption — The 1985 1040 
Form features a new line in the exemptions 
section for divorced parents with dependent 
children. Beginning this year, the parent 
who is awarded custody of a child is entitled 
to the dependency exemption, even if the 
custodial parent does not provide more than 
half of the child's support. However, if there 
is a written agreement to the contrary, a 
copy of this document must be included with 
the tax return of the noncustodial parent 
claiming the deduction. 

Mortgage interest — Individuals paying $600 
or more in mortgage interest during 1985 will 
be sent a copy of Form 1098 by the financial 
institution receiving their payments. The 
amount indicated on this form should be 
entered on Schedule A. There is no need to 

include this form with your tax return since 
a copy of it will already have been forwarded 
to the IRS by the financial institution in- 

Charitable contributions — Individuals 
making charitable contributions of property 
(other than publicly traded securities) with 
a claimed value of more than $5,000 will 
have a new form to file with their 1985 
return. Form 8283 requires that the following 
details concerning the donated property be 
provided to the IRS: the charity's signed 
acknowledgement of the gift, information 
about the property, and a signed certificate 
from an appraiser detailing the property's 
fair market value. 

Taxpayers who don't itemize on Schedule 
A will discover an increased in the deductible 
amount for charitable contributions. Non- 
itemizers can deduct up to 50% of their total 
contributions, with no dollar limit. This com- 
pares to a maximum deduction of $75 in 
1984 (25% of the first $300 contributed). 

IRAs — Last year's 1040 Form contained 
a separate line for 1984 IRA contributions 
made in 1985. This separate entry is not 
included on this year's tax form. 

Semiannual Savings 
Bonds Rate 8.36% 

Series BE U.S. Savings Bonds are now 
receiving an 8.36% interest rate. Treasurer 
of the United States Katherine D. Ortega 

Rates on Series EE Bonds are set at 85% 
of the average rates in the market of five- 
year Treasury marketable securities during 
the past six months. The latest rate is the 
seventh semiannual "market-based" rate to 
take effect since variable rates for Savings 
Bonds were introduced on November 1, 
1982. The previous rate, in effect from May 
1 through October 31, 1985, was 9.49%. 

Treasurer Ortega, who is also National 
Director ofthe U.S. Savings Bonds program, 
said the new rate "will, as the Treasury 
intended when it implemented the variable 
rate structure, continue our competitive stance 
among savings instruments. Coming off a 
year in which sales increased by 29% to 
$5,025 billion, I look forward to continuing 
sales gains in 1986." 

Construction Pay Rebounded In 1985 
With Fewer Wage Freezes And Rollbacks 

For the first year since 1981, negotiated 
wage and benefit increases in new construc- 
tion labor agreements in 1985 were larger 
than in the preceding year, according to an 
analysis of year-end data by the Construction 
Labor Research Council. First-year wage 
and benefit increases last year averaged 1 .6% 
or 34«: an hour, according to CLRC's survey 
of 828 agreements, contrasted with the 0.4% 
or 8(2 per hour average gain posted in 1984 — 
the lowest in more than 40 years. 

The higher increase in 1985 was attributed 
to fewer freezes and rollbacks than in the 
previous year. However, pacts incorporating 
wage-fringe freezes remained the most com- 
mon settlement in 1985 with 232 of 828 
agreements providing no first-year increase. 
First-year rollbacks occurred in 65 settle- 
ments. Among contracts with increases, the 
amount negotiated in 1985 was no higher 
than in 1984. While second- and third-year 
increases were higher than in the first year 

in multi-year contracts concluded in 1985, 
CLRC found these increases to be lower 
than in the previous year and the lowest 
deferred increases since the mid-1960s. 

CLRC says negotiated increases in 1985 
were offset by cost-saving changes in work 
rules that reduced first-year gains by an 
estimated lit per hour in contracts with 
these language modifications. The most fre- 
quent modification reported was reduction 
in the over time premium from double time 
to time and a half for daily and Saturday 
work. Also common were reductions in the 
cost of shift work, elimination or reduction 
of travel pay, fewer paid holidays, and es- 
tablishment of a work week of four 10-hour 

The all-industries median first-year wage 
increase during January, 1986 is 3% or 27.8^ 
an hour, compared with 4% or 31.8(2 in 
January, last year. 



UBC Local Ladies' 
Auxiliary Unions 

Club activities promote the 
Brotherhood in area communities 

Although UBC local ladies' auxiliary unions 
don't get a lot of publicity, they quietly 
provide a strong and active wellspring of 
support for the United Brotherhood and the 
causes of labor. From scholarship funding 
to raising money for health and research 
foundations to political action to continually 
upholding the union label, the activities of 
the auxiliaries are many and varied. 

Following is a directory of active auxiliary 
locals and state councils, and the procedure 
for starting a local auxiliary. 

Organizing a Local Auxiliary 

1. Write local union for cooperation. 

2. To organize a local auxiliary, there 
must be at least 10 eligible men or women. 

3. Notify, or have notified, all those eli- 
gible for membership to meet at a designated 
place for the purpose of organizing an aux- 

4. The chairperson of the meeting (usually 
the person organizing the auxiliary) enter- 
tains a motion that an auxiliary be organized. 
If motion carries, the application for charter 
is then signed by the eligibles present. 

5. After the eligibles have signed, the 
election of officers may be held. If the 
members wish to postpone the election of 
officers, an acting chairperson and secretary 
may be elected. 

6. The newly elected officers then preside 
at the meeting under the guidance of the 

7. The appUcation for charter and outfit 
is then mailed to the general president ac- 
companied by charter fee of $50.00. 

8. In locaUties where the necessary eli- 
gibles are not sufficient, several towns may 
organize a combination auxiliary. 


629 Sheffield— Ueels Carpenters Hall, 2nd and 
4th Thursdays. Mrs. Thomas L. Mecke, R. 
S., Rte. 7, Box 243, Florence, Ala. 

658 Birmingham— Meets 1810 7th Ave. N., 2nd 
and 4th Mondays. 


407 Glendale— Meets Carpenters Hall, 5826 54th 

Dr., 4th Monday. Joyce Bolin, R. S., 7246 

W. College Dr. (85029). 
743 Tucson— Meets Union Hall, 606 S. Plumer, 

3rd Tuesday. 
871 Flagstaff— Meets. Linda Gundelach, R. S., 

2113 N. East Street (86001). 


55 1 Pine Bluff— Meets Carpenters Hall, 901 Vi Pop- 
ular, 3rd Friday. Linda Newman, R. S., R. 
R. 2, Box 162, Rison (71667). 

774 Jonesboro— Meets Carpenters Hall, 4928 E. 
Nettleton, 1st & 3rd Mondays. 


160 Oakland— Meets Union Hall, 8460 Enterprise 
Way, 1st & 3rd Thursdays. Linda Bryon, 
R. S., 1523 Fountain, Alameda (94501). 

170 San Diego — Meets Members Home, 4th Fri- 
day. Anne M. Hedenkamp, R. S., 515 2nd 
Ave., Chula Vista (92010). 

216 5ana Ana— Meets 2829 W. 1st St., 2nd Thurs- 
day noon — 3rd Tuesday night. Mrs. Clark 
Hocutt,R. S., 12551 Lampson Ave., Garden 
Grove, Calif. (92640). 

232 Bakersfield— Meets Carpenters Hall, 911 20th 
St., 1st Wednesdays. Sherry Self, R. S., 
1 125 Dawn St. (93304). 

244 San Jose — Meets Labor Temple, 2102 Alma- 
den Rd., 1st Wed. Peggy Garn, R. S., 496 
Minnesota Ave. (95125). 

338 Roseville— Meets Carpenters Hall, 1038 Mel- 
ody La., 2nd Tuesday. Melody West, R. 
S., 6224 Jack London, Sacramento (95842). 

373 Salinas— Meets 422 N. Main St., Carpenters 
Hall, 2nd Wed. Dorothea Francis, R. S., 9 
Trevithal Street (93901). 

403 Glendale— Meets 105 Chevy Chase, 1st Fri- 
day. Thelma Simpronio, R. S., 3651 First 
Ave., La Crescenta (91214). 

412 Vista — Meets Carpenters Hall, 353 Broadway, 
1st and 3rd Mon. Helen Chapman, R. S., 
P.O. Box 1016, Vista, Calif. (92083). 

470 Santa Rosa— Meets 1700 Corby Ave., 3rd 

495 San Rafael— Meets Carpenters Hall, 647 Lin- 
daro St., 1st Wed. Rita Wilcox, R. S., 224 
Ridgeway Ave., Fairfax (94930). 

503 Crannell — Meets Crannell Cook House, 1st 

506 San Diego — Meets 2309 Broadway, 2nd and 
4th Mondays. Marg Whitely, R. S., 425 
Canyon Rd., Canebrake, Julian (92036). 

521 Inglewood— Meets 5730 W. Arbor Vitae, Los 
Angeles, 2nd Tues. Dorothy Lager, R. S., 
5414 W. 138th Street, Hawthorne (90250). 

543 Oxnard— Meets Carpenters Hall, 444 W. 2nd 

St., 2nd Monday. Willa Dever, R. S., 254 
W. First St., Oxnard (93030). 

544 Napa — Meets Labor Temple, 1606 Main St., 

4th Monday. Theresa Huntsinger, R. S., 
1767 Laurel (94558). 
554 Mountail View — Meets Carpenters Hall, 701 
Stierlin Rd., 2nd Thursday. Sandy Hoopes, 
R. S., 4908 Massachusetts Dr., San Juan 

Bloomington Club 
Gives Puppet Show 

One hundred and two children and grand- 
children of Local 63, Bloomington, III., 
members enjoyed a puppet show, above 
right, sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary 792 
during the Christmas holidays. The chil- 
dren also got a special treat, above left, 
when Santa Claus (a.k.a. Donald Alsman, 
Local 63) visited the party. 

618 Modesto— Meets 602 10th St., 1st Tuesday. 

621 Palo Alto — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Tues- 

639 Costa Mesa— Meets 8302 Atlanta Ave., Hun- 
tington Beach, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 
Helen Green, R. S., 2038 Anaheim (92627). 

647 Pomona — Meets 1144 E. Second, 2nd Tues- 
day. Trini Escaneules, R. S., 955 E. 7th St., 
Pomona (91766). 

667 Richmond— Meets 3750 San Pablo Dam Rd., 
El Sobrante, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Mrs. 
Osie Martin, R. S., 2836 Tulare Ave. (94804). 

674 Monterey — Meets Carpenters Hall, 773 Haw- 
thorne St., 1st and 3rd Mondays. 

712 Riverside— Meets 1038 10th St., 2nd and 4th 
Mondays. Anna L. Sweeney, R. S., 640 
Kemp St., Riverside, Calif. 

717 San Diego — Meets Carpenters Hall, 23rd and 
Broadway, 2nd Monday. Grace Smith, R. 
S., 3830i/2 Villa Terr. (92104). 

728 Los Gatos— Meets 17480 Shelbume Way, 1st 
Tuesday. Lois Rose, R. S., 1095 Hazel- 
wood, Campbell (95008). 

748 Marysville— Meets 212 Bridge Street, Yuba 
City, 1st Thursday. Claretta Webb, R. S., 
2795 Piute Rd., Marysville (95901). 

802 Fresno— Meets 5228 E. Pine, 3rd Wednesday. 

863 Hayward— Meets 1050 Mattox Road, 4th 
Thursday. Lena M. Weir, R. S., 4173 David 
St., Castro Valley (94546). 

872 Visalia— Meets 319 North Church, 4th Thurs- 
day. Caria Dignan, R. S., 2520 17th St., 
Kingsburg (93631). 


156 Denver— Meets Carpenters Hall, 2011 Glen- 
arm PI., 1st Wednesday. Iva H. Andrews, 
R. S., 4575 Winona Ct. (80212). 

203 Colorado Springs — Meets members homes. 
3rd Monday. Beth McConnell, R. S., 922 
N. Logan (80909). 

MARCH, 1986 


223 Grand Junction — Meets members' homes, 1st 
Thursday. Julia Maldanado. R. S., 402 W. 
Grand Ave. (815011. 

404 Fori Co//in5— Meets 429 E. Magnoha, 1st 

803 Golden — Meets Carpenters Hall. 2nd Tues- 


653 Bristol — Meets at homes, 4th Wednesday. Mrs. 
Frances Albert, R. S.. 57 Concord St., 
Bristol, Conn 


87 Tampa— Meets Carpenters Hall, 204 E. Hen- 
derson Ave., 1st Monday. Joann Brace, R. 
S., 2306 1 1 1th Avenue (336121. 

736 Davtona Beach— Meeti Carpenters Hall, 919 
Beach St., 4th Wed. Jessie Miller, R. S., 
136 Maplewood Dr. (320171. 

850 West Palm Beach— Meels 537 Gardenia, 2nd 
and 4th Mondays. Pauline D. Pierce, R. S., 
801 Belmont Dr. (334061. 

884 Fl. Lauderdale— Meeli 2nd Thursday, 808 

Broward Blvd. Susan Molnar, R. S., 429 S. 
W. 22nd Terrace (33312). 


582 Idaho Falls— Meets 325 Chamberlin, 3rd Fri- 
day. Mabel Hook, R. S, 933 Bryan Road, 
Pocatello (832011. 

854 Cascade — Meets Community Action Center, 
4th Monday. Rose Moore, R. S., P.O. Box 

859 Nampa — Meets Labor Temple, 1st Monday. 
Donna Teeten, R. S., 124 Canyon (83651). 


230 Springfield— Meets Carpenters Hall, 211 W. 
Lawrence, 1st Mon. Mrs. Patricia Casper, 
R. S., 604 N. Daniel (62702). 

366 Elgin — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Wednes- 
day. Mrs. Wesley Meyers, R. S., 897 N. 
Water Street, S. Elgin (60177). 

657 Marion — Meets members' homes, 4th Thurs- 
day. Mrs. Burrell Moore, R. S., 1000 W. 
Blvd. (62959). 

792 Bloominglon— Meets 2002 Beich Rd., 2nd 
Wednesday. Lynn Perschall, R. S., 2002 
Beich Rd. (61707). 

861 Rock Island— Meets 1420 W. 16th St., Dav- 
enport, 1st Tuesday. Martha La Mar, R. S., 
R. 1, Dixon, Iowa (52745). 


398 Muncie — Meets Members Homes, 1st Satur- 
day. Cindy Bramlett, R. S., 3185-S-SR3, 
Hartford (47348). 

445 Terre Haute — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1 18 N. 
3rd St., 1st Thurs. Anna May Haring, R. 
S., 2009 South 4th St. (47802). 

462 Lafayette — Meets Duncan Hall, 3rd Thurs- 
day. Mary Johnson, R. S., 1422 Virginia St. 

471 Gary — Meets Labor Temple, 2nd Thursday. 

828 Indianapolis — Meets 2635 S. Madison Ave., 
2nd Tuesday. 

848 Vincennes Meets 1602 Main St.. 2nd Mon- 
day. Vera Stevens, R. S, 609 Dubois, Law- 
renceville. 111. (62439). 

852 Covington — Meets. Patty Beasley, R. S., R. 
R. 4, Veedersburg (47987). 

885 Vincinnes— Meets 1604 Main St., 1st Monday. 


4 Des Moines — Meets 1223 6th Ave., 3rd Tues- 
day. Dolores Summy, R. S., 7803 S.W. 10th 
PI. (50315). 
307 Sioux City — Meets at homes, 3rd Monday. 
Irma Moss, R. S, 912 So. Glass St. (51 106). 

483 Burlington— Meets Carpenters Hall, 817 
Koestner St., 2nd Mon. Jeanne Baker, R. 
S., R.R. 1, Box 41, Weaver (52658). 

806 Cedar Rapids — Meets 1266 Wilson Avenue, 
S. W.. 1st Monday. Lillian Edwards. R. S., 
6052 Westview Avenue S. W. (52404). 

861 Davenport— Meets 1621 West 16th, 1st Tues- 


95 Topeka — Meets Carpenter Bldg., 1st and 3rd 
Fridays. Florence Martell, R. S., 605 West 
8th (66603). 
768 Kansas City— Meets \Wi North 10th St.. 2nd 
Wednesday. Ethel Parsons, R. S., 1321 
Central (66102). 


744 Fitchburg — Meets Thomas Phalen Hall, 2nd 
Monday. Bonnie Amico, R. S., Thomas 
Phalen Hall, Fitchburg, (01420). 

827 Springfield — Meets 26 Willow, 1st Friday. Mrs. 
Rose Bertone, R. S., 50 Ariiss St. 

846 West Newton — Meets members' homes, 3rd 
Monday. Mary Pacione, R. S., 63 Webster 
PI., West Newton (02165). 

874 Ashland — Meets at 58 Union Street, last Tues- 
day. Gail Deitemeyer, R. S.. 88 Whitcomb 
Drive, S. Lancaster (01561). 


61 5/. Paul — Meets Labor Centre, 3rd Monday. 
Edna Erickson, R. S., 1933 E. Nevada Ave. 
750 St. Cloud — Meets Labor Temple, 2nd Thurs- 
day. Mrs. Oscar Engstrand, R. S., 146 N. 
35th Ave., St. Cloud, Minn. 


23 St. Louis — Meets 1401 Hampton St.. 2nd and 
4th Tuesdays. Marge Strumsky. R. S., 5 
Eastview Dr., Fenton (63026). 

122 Kansas City — Meets 625 W. 39th. Carpenters 
Bldg.. 3rd Wednesday following 1st Mon- 
day. Christine Wright, R. S., 1900 Spruce 

285 Jefferson City — Meets Carpenters Bldg., 230 
W. Dunklin, Isl Thursday. Mrs. Reva Meyer, 
R. S., 1414 E. Miller, New Bloomfield, Mo. 

390 Carthage — Meets Members Homes, 1st Mon- 
day. Frances Whitaker, R. S., 1024 East 
Fairview (64836). 

431 Springfield — Meets Carpenters Hall, 642 
Boonville Ave., 1st Thursday. Dorothy Ray, 
R. S., 2521 Boonville (65803). 

679 St. Joseph— Meets Carpenters Hall, 310 So. 
Belt Hwy., 3rd Friday. Mrs. Imogene M. 
Barton, R. S., 3211 Locust St. (64501). 

704 Poplar Bluff— Meets Carpenters Hall, 2nd Fri- 
day. Myrtle B. Brown, R. S., Rt. 2 (63901). 


202 Bozeinan — Meets Labor Temple, 1st and 3rd 
Fridays. Bobbie Sue Mainwaring. R. S., 
Box 367, Belgrade (59714). 

Washington State 
Auxiliary Convention 

The secretary of the Washington State 
Council of Ladies' Auxiliaries, Mary Lar- 
son, reports that preparations for the April 
state convention are well underway. At- 
tendants to the convention plan on exploring 
changes to reverse the recent decline in 

311 Anaconda — Meets Carpenters Hall, 215 E. 
Commercial Ave., 4th Wednesday. Mar- 
garet Baumgardner, R. S., 9141A E. 4lh St. 

435 Pohon— Meets City Hall, 1st and 3rd Tues- 

472 Billings— Meets 24 South 29th St., 2nd and 
4th Tuesdays. Emma J. Lohriein, R. S., 615 
Avenue E (59102). 

791 Helena — Meets Labor Temple. Gayle Hoffer, 
R. S., 3733 Hwy. 12, E. Helena (59635). 

797 Kalispell— Meets 704 S. Main, 2nd Wednes- 
day. Martha Peterson, R. S., 520 4th West 


399 Lincoln — Meets Union Hall, 2nd Tuesday. 
Marie Filbert, R. S., 1942. Euclid Ave., 
Lincoln (68502). 

498 Fremont — Meets in homes, 3rd Monday. Pau- 
line Sorge, R. S., 2509 N. Broad St. (68025). 

721 Hastings — Meets in homes, 1st Tuesday. He- 
lene Nauenberg, R. S,, 1126 N. Colorado 


597 LajVfgaj— Meets Carpenters Hall, 501 Lamb 
Blvd., 1st Friday. Sue Jarman, R. S., 2233 
Raymond Ave. (89110). 


877 Lakehurst — Meets Carpenters Hall. Mary El- 
len Coughran, R. S., 23 Laurleton Ave., 
Jackson (08527). 


78 Port Chester— Meets Carpenters Hall, 232 
Westchester Ave.. Port Chester, 1st Mon- 
day. Mrs. E. Carison. R. S., 39 Palace 
Place, Port Chester, N.Y. 

343 Niagara Falls — Meets Carpenter Hall, Buffalo 
Ave., 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Mrs. Frank Rice, 
R. S.. 3820 Walnut Ave. (14301). 

770 Schenectady — Meets Carpenter Hall, 145 Bar- 
rett St., 1st Tues. Shirley Chandler, R. S., 
1 1 15 Fort Hunter Road, Schenectady. N.Y. 

876 Rochester — Meets 55 Troup St., 3rd Friday. 
AndreaChomopyski.R.S., 1986 Brace Rd.. 
Victor (14564). 


2 ro/pJr)— Meets Carpenters' Hall, 1217Prouty, 
4th Monday. Irene Meder, R. S., 820 So. 
Ave. (43609). 

410 Lima— Meets Union Hall, 702 N. Jackson St., 

2nd Wednesday. 
730 Kent — Meets Labor Temple, 4th Monday. 
811 Steubenville — Meets Legion Hall. 4th 

Wednesday. Mrs. Joseph Huff, Jr., R. S., 

Rte. 2, Toronoto 


121 0<:m«/.i;pf— Meets Carpenters Hall, 208 S. 
Central, 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Mary Jane 
Hawkins, R. S., 1008 E. 13th St. (74447). 

139 Muskogee — Meets Carpenters Hall. 230 N. 
7th St., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Ruth Keeler, 
R. S., 221 North T (74401). 

205 Enid — Meets in members' homes, 1st Mon- 
day. Mrs. Charles Dillard, R. S., 114 East 
Ohio (73701). 

211 Oklahoma C/rv— Meets Carpenters Hall, 9141^ 

California. Zula White, R. S., 5719 S. Klein 

331 7"«faa— Meets Carpenters Hall, 8220 E. Skelly 

Dr., 1st Tuesday. Wanda Booth, R. S., Rt. 

4, Box 450, Broken Arrow (74014). 




291 Klamath Falls — Meets 1911 Johnson Ave., 1st 
& 3rd Wednesdays. Roseanna Breeding, 
R. S., 4212 Fargo, Klamath Falls (97601). 

354 Bandon — Meets Labor Temple, 1st Tuesday. 
Mrs. Olive Williams, R. S., Box 293 (9741 1). 

421 Med/ord— Meets Carpenters Hall, 123!/: W. 
Maia, 1st Friday. 

502 Coos Bay — Meets Labor Temple, North Bend, 
2nd Friday. Alice Gayewski, R. S., P.O. 
Box 3651 (97420). 

599 Baker— Meets Union Hall, 1900 Resort St., 
2nd Thursday. Esther Rudolph, R. S., 1940 
Oak (97814). 

613 Wallowa — Meets Union Hall, 2nd Wednes- 
day. Velma Hescock, Pres., Box 386 (97885). 

643 Coquille — Meets Carpenters Hall, Isl and 3rd 

684 St. Helens — Meets Labor Temple, 1st Mon- 

700 Kinzua — Meets Community Jeffmore Hall, 1st 
& 3rd Wednesdays. 

764 Pilot Rock — Meets in Homes, 4th Wednesday. 
Mary Denny, R. S., Box 421, Pilot Rock 

865 Bend — Meets Bend and Redmond, 1st Thurs- 
day. Sharon Gormley, R. S., P.O. Box 494, 
Terrebonne (97760). 


35 Philadelphia— Meets 1616 Orthodox St., 4th 
Monday. Catherine Ippolito, R. S., 6660 
Tulip St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

478 McKeesport — Meets Members' homes when 
convenient. Mrs. Edith Breakall, R. S., 508 
Palm St. (15132). 

665 New Brighton — Meets Carpenters Hall, 2nd 
Wednesday. Geraldine Coulter, R. S., 512 
Hillcrest Ave., Beaver Falls, (15010). 


785 Russellville— Meets Union Hall, 2nd Tuesday. 
Mary L. King, R. S., Rte. 1, Box 56, St. 
Stephen, S. Car. 


337 Memphis — Meets members' homes, 2nd 
Wednesday. Mrs. H. C. Johnson, R. S., 
3667IrmaSt. (38127). 

449 Knoxville — Meets 516 W. Vine Ave., Knox- 
ville, 1st Friday. 


3 Dallas — Meets 6614 S. Thornton Frwy., 2nd 
and 4th Mondays. Betsy Millican, R. S., 
c/o 6614 So. R. L. Thornton Frwy. (75232). 
6 Houston — Meets Carpenters Hall, 2600 Ham- 
ilton, 2nd Monday. Merle Kunz, R. S., 724 
Duff (77022). 

180 Amarillo — Meets 1st Thursday. Twila Hilt- 
brunner, R. S., 4310 Summit (79109). 

391 Abilene— Meets Carpenters Hall, 10741/: S. 
Second, 2nd and 4th Mondays. 

51 1 Austin — Meets Carpenters Hall, 400 Josephine 
St., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Bobbie Miller, 
R. S., Rt. 3, Box 80, Elgin (78621). 

536 Beaumont — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1965 Park 
St., 1st Monday. Mrs. S. T. Haire, R. S., 
4655 Revere Lane, Vidor (77662). 

558 Texas City — Meets Carpenters Hall, 2nd Mon- 
day. Donna McLain, R. S., 5021 Brainle- 
rook, Dickinson (77539). 

596 Temple— Meets Carpenters Hall, 220 N. Main 
St., 2nd Tuesday. Effie Mae Bell, R. S., 
1101 Cedar Dr., Killeen (76543). 

603 Wichita Falls— Meets 4400 Jacksboro Hwy., 
1st Tuesday. Edith Hall, R. S., 1219 Chris- 
tine (76302). 

677 Denton — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Monday. 
Lorene Lewis, R.S., 1716 Crescent (76201). 

783 Lufkin — Meets Labor Temple, 1st Friday. Joyce 

Barringer, R. S., Rt. 4, Box 882 (75901). 

784 Orange — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Wednes- 

day. Lotus Hale, R. S., 210 Campus St. 

843 Fort Worth— Meets Carpenters Hall, 824 
Pennsylvania Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays. 

851 Lubbock— Meets Carpenters Hall, 2002 Ave- 
nue J. 1st Monday. Rhonda Hibdon, R. S., 
3009 36th (79413). 

881 Angelton — Meets 4th Monday. Linda West, 
R. S., 201 North Velasco. 


218 5a// Lake City— Meets Labor Hall, 2261 Red- 
wood Rd., 2nd Wed. Mrs. Vee Gehring, 
R. S., 1337 Green St. (84105). 


762 Portsmouth — Meets Carpenters BIdg., 3rd 


8 1 Wenatchee — Meets Labor Temple , 2nd Thurs- 
day. Mrs. Patricia Hunter, R. S., 834 Walker 

Street (98801). 
149 0/ympia— Meets 820 S. Frederick St., 2nd 

and 4th Thursdays. Susie Thurlow, R. S., 

4703 17th S.E., Lacey (98503). 
188 Kelso-Longview— Meets 1525 25th Ave., 

Longview, 3rd Tuesday. Shirley Ray, R. 

S., 2363 40th Ave., Longview (98632). 
198 Bellingham — Meets members homes, 1st 

Tuesday. Mary LaFreniere, R. S., 3524 

Bennett Dr. (98225). 
207 Spokane — Meets West 120 Mission Avenue, 

2nd Friday. Susan McEnaney, R. S., 1519 

Newer Rd., Veradale (99037). 
267 Tacoma — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1322 Faw- 

cett Ave., Tacoma, 2nd and 4th Thursdays. 

Anne Davis, R. S., 5024 So. A. Tacoma 


274 Snoqualmie — Meets Union Hall, Snoqualmie, 
3rd Tuesday. Martha Roselair, R. S., Box 
669, North Bend (98045). 

283 Bremerton — Meets Carpenters BIdg., 632 5th 
St., 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 

292 Vancouver — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Tues- 
day. Mardell Rominger, R. S., 1214 E. 29th 
St. (98663). 

427 Pasco — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Tuesday. 
Agnes Welsh, R. S., 3324 W. 19th, #24 
Kennewick (99337). 

453 Klickitat— Meets Union Hall BIdg., 2nd Tues- 
day. Sandi Geary, R. S., Gen. Del. (98628). 

624 Auburn-Kent — Meets homes, 2nd Monday. 
Alberta Sundstrom, R. S., 633 Celery, Al- 
gona (98002). 

628 Renton— Meets Carpenters Hall, 231 N. Bur- 
nett, Renton, 2nd and 4th Mondays. 

769 Moscow-Pullman— Meets 325 W. 3rd, Mos- 
cow, Idaho, 3rd Monday. 

824 Yakima— Meets Union Hall, 712 N. 7th St., 
4th Wednesday. Evelyn Shore, R. S., Rt. 
2, Box 684 (98902). 

869 Longview — Meets Barnes BIdg., Room 102. 

880 Bremerton— Meets. Pat Tennis, R. S., 1710 
Crestview Dr. (98312). 


237 Parkersburg — Meets homes, 4th Tuesday. Mrs. 
J.W. Ralston, R. S., 3019-23rd St., (26105). 


l\0 Racine — Meets Union Hall, 3rd Thursday. 
Mrs. William Horak, R. S., 4233 Danbury 
Lane (53403). 

132 Green Bay— Meets Labor Hall, 508 Main St., 
Green Bay, 3rd Monday. 

252 Milwaukee — Meets Carpenters D. C. BIdg., 
3020 W. Vliet St., 2nd Wednesday. Sylvia 
Germain, R. S., 2429 N. 50th St., New 
Berlin (53210). 

420 Superior — Meets Labor Temple, 2nd Thurs- 
day. Regina Kania, R. S., 528 N. 21st St. 

539 West Allis— Meets Bumham Bowl, 2nd Mon- 
day. Emma Griesemer, R. S., 2367 S. 98th 

875 Milwaukee— Meets 3020 W. Vliet St., 2nd 
Friday. Rae Wolfe, R. S., 2007 So. 31st 

878 Janesville — Meets Labor Temple, 215 Dodge 
St., 2nd Wednesday. Georgia Schneider, 
R. S., 3010 Hwy. 14, Rt. 6 (53545). 


104 Casper— Meets Carpenter Hall, 642 E. A St., 
2nd Saturday. Velma Neifert, R. S., 642 
East A (82601). 



823 Edson — Meets Union Hall, 2nd Tuesday. Jesse 
Lounsberry, R. S., P.O. Box 1702 (TOE- 


732 New Westminster — Meets 732 Royal Ave., 1st 
and 3rd Thursdays. 

738 Chilliwack — Meets homes, 1st Tuesday. 

776 Prince George— Meets Union Hall, 503 Al- 
ward St., Prince George B.C., 4th Wednes- 


535 Saint John — Meets Carpenters Hall, 1st Mon- 
day. Dawn Belyen, R. S., 66 Cranston Ave. 


303 roronro— Meets 169 Gerrard St. E., 2nd Tues- 

680 Barrie — Meets members homes, 2nd Wednes- 
687 Niagara Falls — Meets members homes, 2nd 

Tuesday. Mrs. Mary Lou Walter, R. S., 

1006 Uppers Lane. 
695 London — Meets members homes, 4th 

Wednesday. Mrs. R. Calvert, R. S., 363 

Avondale Rd., London. 
740 Port Arthur — Meets Lakehead LabourCenter, 

Ft, William Rd., 4th Monday. 
826 Kapuskasing — Meets 7A Cain Street, Last 

Tuesday. Mrs. Rose Clinchamps, R. S., 



775 Lac Megantic — Meets Papineau, 2nd Thurs- 
day. Mrs. Roland Richard, R. S., Rue Jeanne 


California State Council— Hope Cain, R. S., 5440 

Baltimore Dr., Apt. 179, La Mesa (92041). 
Indiana State Council — Mrs. Kay Walker, R. S., 

Rte. 1, Box 6, Eaton, Ind. (47338). 
Nebraska State Council — Marie Filbert, R. S., 

1942 Euclid Ave., Lincoln, Nebr. (08502). 
Oklahoma State CounciV— Shirley Meredith, R. S. , 

1312 W. 5, Okmulgee, Okla. 
Texas State Council— io\tnme Watts, R. S., 2510 

Rosewood Dr., Mesquite (75150). 
Washington State Council — Mary Larson, R. S., 

No. 3305 Sargent Rd., Spokane (99212). 

MARCH, 1986 





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When John Johnson applied for 
his driver's license in the crowded 
bureau, an officer shoved a paper 
across the desk. "Write your last 
name first, and your first name last," 
he said hurriedly. 

"How's that again, sir," asked 
Johnny somewhat confused. 

"Like I said before," replied the 
officer . . . "Backwards!" 

Johnson shrugged his shoulders. 
After all, they knew what they wanted. 
Laboriously, he wrote: "nhoJ 



The contemporary sage de- 
scribes every man's life thusly: 
"Twenty years of having his mother 
ask him where he's going. Forty 
years of having his wife ask the 
same thing. And at the end, leaving 
his mourners wondering, too," 



Filing system: A method of mis- 
placing correspondence alphabet- 


The convention speaker had 
droned on for an hour and a half. 
The delegates were becoming rest- 
less and making loud noise on the 
floor. The presiding officer, trying 
to gavel for silence, missed the 
rostrum and hit his secretary-treas- 
urer on the head. Dazed, the sec- 
retary-treasurer mumbled: "Please 
hit me again ... I can still hear 



A man fell out of a 10-story win- 
dow. He hit with a thud, a crowd 
gathered, and a witness rushed 
over and said to him, "What's hap- 

"I dunno," said the man, standing 
and dusting himself off. "I just got 
here myself." 



Local 21 62 Member Neil Sargent, 
Kodiak, Alaska, tells us this story 
about a union picketline at a non- 
union job: A scuffle broke out, and 
an injured man was taken to the 
hospital. The nurse was a Catholic 
nun who took one look at him and 
asked, "Is he a scab?" 



Teacher: "I have went out. Why 
is that wrong?" 

Pupil: "Because you ain't went 
out yet." 


There was a young man from St. 

Who went to a fancy dress ball. 
He thought he would risk it 
And go as a biscuit, 
But a dog ate him up in the hall! 
— Brothers, Mountain View, Calif. 


The insane asylum attendant 
rushed over to the head physician. 
"Doctor, a man outside wants to 
know if we have lost any male 

"Why?" asked the medical man. 

"Someone ran away with his wife!" 



Young Steve Scott, son of Dennis 
Scott, submitted this essay to his 
teacher: How to Wash a Car — "There 
are several steps I follow when I 
wash the car. First, I get a bucket 
from the garage. Second, I put soap 
and water in the bucket. Third, I 
take the sponge, dip it in the water 
and start washing the car. Finally, 
I rinse all the soap off with the hose. 
Then I go to my dad, who is sleep- 
ing, and ask him for my money. 



Out in West Texas, a cowboy 
rushed out of a saloon, made a 
running broad jump, and landed 
on his sittin'-spot in the middle of 
the street. 

"Hurt yourself?" asked a by- 

"Reckon I'll live," bellowed the 
cowboy, dusting fiimself off, "but 
I'd sure like to get my hands on the 
cussed varmint who moved my 



There is a guy in our local union 
who is so hen-pecked he had to 
ask his wife's permission to commit 
suicide. And she is so ornery she 
wouldn't give it to him! 



Accused: "How could I commit 
forgery when I can't write my own 

Judge: "You are not accused of 
writing your own name." 







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. 


Retired member Walter Klemp, Lo- 
cal 1065, receives his 50-year pin 
and congratulations from Local 
1065 President Gerald Warren. 

Chicago, III.— Picture No. 4 

Chicago, III. — Picture No. 5 

Chicago, III.— Picture No. 2 


Local 1 held its annual pin party where 
longstanding members are awarded service pins 

Picture No. 1 shows 
50-year member John 
P. Schuler. 

Picture No. 2 shows 
45-year members John 
Balik and Walter 

Picture No. 3 shows 
40-year members Ralph 
Nelson, Otto Prim, and 
William Sanders. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members 
Stanley Gruszesl<y, Ed Horn, Herb Kuehne, Joe 
Mann, Theo Mason, Richard Oulund, Franl< 
Quattrochi Sr., Pete Savas, Mil<e Stafan, Alex 
Vasauskas, and G. R. Wooley. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members Frank 
Knopfhart, Matt Loda, John Plettau Sr., James 
Mannella Sr,, Gene Schellenburger, Bill 
Strezelec, and Herb Hahn. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members 
August Petek, and Anthony Melo. 

Picture No 


Bernard Murray, center, receives 
his 55-year pin from Local 55 Presi- 
dent Clarence Terpening, right, and 
Hudson Valley District Council 
President Charles Vealey, left. 
"Bus" Murray was honored at Lo- 
cal 255 's Eleventh Annual Dinner 
Dance. Bus served his local as busi- 
ness representative and his district 
council as first vice president. 

The "Service To The 
Brotherhood" section gives 
recognition to United 
Brotherhood members with 
20 or more years of service. 
Please identify photo- 
graphs clearly— prints can 
be black and white or 
color— and send material to 
CARPENTER magazine, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001 

MARCH, 1986 


Las Vegas, 
No. 2 


Las Vegas, Nev. — Picture No. 7 


Longtime members of Local 1780, spouses, 
and guests were recently honored at a luncheon 
buffet and pin award ceremony at the Showboat 
Hotel. Over 140 members were in attendance to 
receive 25 through 50 year service pins. 
Business Manager Clifford L. Kahle was the 
master of ceremonies; President Roy W. Taylor 
hosted the event. Among the honored guests 
was Governor Richard Bryan. 

Picture No. 1 shows 50-year member 
Herman Wills, center, receiving his pin from 
Business Manager Kahle and President Taylor. 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Earl L. Schult, Archie Taylor, George 
Serleth, Gerard Parent, J. D. Adams, and 
Charles Franklin. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Alva Haning, M. K. Garhardt, 
Frank Garcia, A. D. Foster, Claude Barnes, and 
Charlie P. Camp. 

Middle row, from left: Al Wall, C. W. Moore, 
Edwin McMahon, Walter Kajfas, Clyde Jarman, 
and Jack Hinrichs. 

Back row, from left: Robert Zinsmeister, 
Michael StrobI, Gerald Stoddard, Marcelino 
Ozuna, and Orwin Olson. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Louis Fonseca, Robert Ericson, 
Alfred Droz, Beul Dodson, B. D. Davis, 
Financial Secretary Oscar Brassfield, Bobby 
Ballard, and Lawrence Arseneault. 

Middle row, from left: Lawrence Manning, 
Roy E. Lile, Jay Levy, Clifford Kemple, Thayne 
Holladay, and Raymond Hall. 

Back row, from left: Clint Phillips, Ted 
Vilhauer, Wessel Vermy, Morris Simpkins, Paul 
Specht, and Mack Morris. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left; Boyd Martin, Carl Lundberg, 
Talmadge A. Johnson, Charles Giddens, Darwin 
Farnsworth, Vaughn Crane, Clyde Bradley, and 
Aden Bauer. 

Middle row, from left: President Taylor, Jack 
Roberson, John Snook, Donald Roberson, 
Richard McManaman, and Richard Perryman. 

Back row, from left; James Justice, Tom P. 
Williams, and Mike Valero. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: James Hartling, Harold Curry, 
Beniamino Canal, Claude Burton, William 
Beasley, Kenneth Beales, Carl Andreason, and 

Solomon Alires. 

Back row, from left; Walter L. Ruesch, Roy 
L. Patterson, Robert K. Peterson, Lloyd Lass, 
Richard Johnson, and William C. Hollinger. 

Governor Richard Bryan, left, is welcomed by 
Business Manager Kahle. 

Members receiving pins but not pictured are 
as follows: 50-year members Lawrence Hakala, 
Eugene Owens, and William B. Ragland; 45- 
year members Quince Alvey, George Bach, 
James L. Blakeman, Clarence E. Bourque, 
James B. Boyer, Hiram Bruce, Emmit Causey, 
Jack C. Causey, Odes Cremer, Lewis Dansby, 
Roy L. Dunne, Arthur J. Erickson, Herbert 
Fassler, John Genis, Rex Glenn, Duncan 
Gordon, Ernest Hagewood Sr., Lester Loyd, 
Homer Morgan, Ernie Pahll, Fred J. 
Pennington, Thomas P. Pool, Lee Roy Pounds, 
Pernal Price, Alex Raski, William Russel, Rudy 
Salinger, Fred Sanchez, George L. Scaggs, 
Vernon B. Southern, Forrest W. Sprague, 
Clarence W. Stephens, Lloyd Swope, Joe Vigil, 
Donald J. Williams, and Andrew Yacek; 40-year 
members Louis G. Biel, Joseph 0. Bunker, 
Fred J. Christensen, Walter Davison, Clarence 
Fulton, George Gartin Jr., Maurice J. Gib.son, 
Vance S. Goebel, Howard W. Griswold, Merle 
E. Harris, Edward Hauser, Bruce Ingram, 
Arthur Kistler, Darwin Long, Irwin A. Mc 
Collum, Tom B. Mc Cullough, A. D. Mc Kenna, 
Clifford Merholtz, A. C. Mortensen, Francis 
Mucklow, Ralph B. Phillips, Lester Richards, 
Santi Sestini, Lawrence G. Shaw, Allan 
Shepherd, Art Trimmer, Eugene Wagner, C. I. 
Walkington, William Whidden, Glen L. Woolery, 



and Hugh A. Zug; 35-year members William F. 
Alexander, Chester Barrow, Eugene D. Beaver, 
Arthur Beck, Elmer Berry, Mario Bianco, Robert 
Birchum, Charles Biskner, Harry J. Block, 
Joaquin Bravo, Manuel Campa, Ralph D. Carle, 
James T. Carline, Ray G. Cook, Thomas L. 
Daly, Henry Davis, Grant R. Day, Jess K. 
Dennis, Oscar T. Drews, Fred Ebeltoft, George 
Eisley, Donald T. Ericksen, Fred Eudy, Charles 
Fansher, Clarence A. Fink, Vern E. Ford, 
William V. Forsman, Perry Fortson, Howard P. 
Gartin, Raymond L. Glenn, Arthur Gohde, Harry 
Hammond, V. E. Hawkins, Charles E. Hill, Jack 
V. Hora, Loice L. Jacobs, William J. Johnson, 
Henry Kratzer, William J. La Comb, David W. 
Laflin, Ogan Layman, Joseph E. Lopez, Thomas 
A. Lunt, John Maas, Ernest Manning, Salvatore 
A. C. MInutoli, Joe Munhall, Allen M. Nyberg, 
Clyde Oakes, Charles Ogan, Sam Payan, 
Edward M. Petrle, Marcus Pinkelman, Donald 
A. Pope, Alfred Radke, Jack L. Rhude, Roy 
Robblns, Victor Ruesch, William R. Schoessler, 
Ed Schramm, Peter Schubert, Elmer Sepede, 
Edward Therkelsen, Edward Thomas, Claude 
Thompson, Joseph V. Tippets, Charles H. 
Tolliver, Delfino J. Vigil, Glenn Waite, Joe W. 
Walker, Benjamin Weaver, Kenneth W. 
Wicklund, Frank Wieler Jr., Burdell Wood, 
Wallace Wring, Almon W. Bame, and Steve L. 
Shroyer; SO-year members Robert C. Allanson, 
Charles F. Anderson, Rex Austin, Ralph Axtell, 
Wallace Bagby, Sam L. Baker, Vernice Baynum, 
Leo Boosh, Robert A. Brown, Ed Bullock, 
Morris W. Burcham, Legrand Bywater, Frank 
Carrasco, Clifton Chapin, Clarence Christensen, 
Donald P. Clayton, John Clodfelter, Homer 
Craig, David F. Cummings, Ros E. Dean, 
Nelson Doble, Gerald W. Dunaway, James 
Duvan, John R. Edgar, Hollls G. Emry, Carl E. 
Eriksson, James Gormley, Robert L. Henry, 
William E. Henry Sr., Alfred C. Hermann, 
Bobby J. Hudson, Francis Hutchins, Clark Isom 
Sr., Rufus M. Johnson, Eugene Johnston, 
William G. Joseph, Walter I. Karas, William A. 
Kramer, Rulen Laub, Shelby Lewallen, Gerald 
Lucero, Robert Marchak, James Mc Arthur, 
Frank W. Milavec, Paul Murphy, Leonard E. 
Newman, Donald F. Nichols, Elmer B. 
Niewierowski, Tullis C. Onstott, Charles E. 
Powers, Harry Riter, Robert L. Rodgers, John 
P. Smith, Alvin E. Snow Sr., Loyd Thayne, 
Doyle B. Thibert, Robert B. Timm, Robert Troy, 
Isidore D. Vannozzi, Fletcher Walters, James L. 
Weatherman Sr., Loris Westover, Jack Wilcher, 
Thomas D. Wisener, and E. J. Woods; and 25- 
year members Devon Anderson, Gary B. 
Anderson, Warren Ardoin, Richard Arriola, 
Harry Baldridge, Samuel D. Barto Sr., Robert 
L. Bates, Roy Boich, Norman R. Bonnet, 
Truman Brackenbury, Leonard M. Brown, 
Marius Call, R. L. Cannon, Carl Christie, H. H. 
Colbert, Robert L. Edney, Kenton Ellsworth, 
John R. Erickson Sr., Sam Fedelleck, Arnol 
Freeman, Gerald E. Freeman, M. Keith Gardner, 
Gail F. Gibson, Sanford Gleason, Robert C. 
Hanson, F. David Kelly, Alton Kephart, Stanley 
Kosakowski, Harvey W. Lish, Howard D. 
Loosbroock, C. F. Mc Gowen, Adriati Moore, 
Theodore Mull, Eldon Neitling, David A. Nilsen, 
Ralph Overton, Ronald E. Pulse, James 
Ransier, Herman Saiaz Jr., Lionel Sloman, 
John E. Smith, Donald G. Stewart, Richard B. 
Thompson, Roger Tufaro, Earl J. Turner, Adam 
Valerio, Theodore B. Volness and George 

Harrisburg, Pa. — Picture No. 1 

Harrisburg, Pa.— Picture No. 2 

At the annual Christmas meeting of Local 
287, pins were presented to members having 
25 to 50 years of continuous service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows, seated, from left: Floyd 
H. Brown, 25 years; Robert T. Sholly, 25 
years; Willard Allen, 25 years; Howard Wise, 30 
years; Donald Himes, 25 years; Kenneth Griest, 
25 years; Ellis Dumas, 30 years; and Raymond 
Getz, 25 years. 

Standing, from left: Elmer Faur, 30 years; 
Roy S. Roush, 30 years; Samuel W. Rowe, 30 
years; Ross E. Shuman, 25 years; B. Donald 
Kauffman, 30 years; Howard Jamison, 25 
years; and Charles Aurand, 25 years. 

Picture No. 2 shows, seated, from left: Carl 
Morrow, 40 years; Roy Berkheiser, 40 years; 
John Kutay, 40 years; William Stevick, 50 
years; Elmer Dixon, 45 years; Diego Vales, 35 
years; Donald Austin, 35 years; and Henty 
Miller, 40 years. 

Standing, from left: Charles Reinoehl, 35 
years; Benjamin Painter Jr., 35 years; Edward 
Volkar, 35 years; Willard Peiffer, 40 years; 
Marlin Hershey, 35 years; Davin Sholly, 35 
years; Richard Keller, 35 years; Dana Reese, 35 
years; and Ronald Beane, 35 years. 

Other members receiving pins but not 
pictured are as follows: 25-year members 
Richard Biggs, Larry Brenneman, Mac Delancy, 
Lewis Gerber, Barry Hahn, Jesse Hicks, 
Richard Hurley, and Joseph Penica; 30-year 
members John Boeshore, James Heiser, Ira 
Mummert, Steven Reinhart, Fred Stevenson, 
and Isabel McNaughton; 35-year members 

Daniel Blascovich, Herley Dorman, John H. 
Enders Jr., Reynolds Glunt, Howard Trautman, 
David White, and Eugene Lindsey; 40-year 
members Lloyd Bowers, Allen Jones, John 
Lahr, and Howard Via; and 45-year members 
Harry Lyons, Paul W. Witmer Sr., Roy D. 
Witmer Jr., and George H. Wolpert. 


Harry B. Wagner Sr., a member of 
Local 2205, who says he's never been 
in arrears, recently received his 65- 
year pin. Above, Wagner poses with 
his wife. 

MARCH, 1986 


No. 1 

At the annual Christmas party and service 
pins awards night, Local 715 conferred 
continuous service pins upon several members. 

Picture No. 1 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Chaim Ash, Joseph Friedrich, Allan 
Fredericks, Walter Peal, John Harkins, Charles 
Berzinec, and John Casey. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Allen Froschauer, Steve Cyglear, Nick 
DeMarco, Sidney Resnick, and Gus Solazzi. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Business Representative John Williams, 
William LaMorte, Nat Szmiga, John Koziol, 
George Fehrenbacher, with President John 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year member 
Lawrence Carr, center, with Williams, left, and 
Vella, right. 

Elizabeth, N.J.— Picture No. 2 




Elizabeth, N.J.— Picture No. 4 

Memphis, Tenn.— Picture No. 2 

Memphis, Tenn.— Picture No. 5 


Local 345 recently held its annual pin 
presentation ceremony in the Carpenters' 
Building in Memphis. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Mason Williams, H. R. Piland, R. E. 
McDaniels, Gerald H. Bennett, Wm. T. Cox Jr., 
R. E. French, I. E. Johnson, and Loy E. Smith. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members W. T. 
David, left, and Wm. R. James. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Wm. M. Delk, Gerald C. Cox, and Alva 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Frank J. Bennett Sr., George H. Daniels, 
Earl H. Laatsch, and C. W. Moore. 

Picture No. 5 
shows 40-year 
members, from left: 
N. C. Brigance, Edgar 
Duncan, M. E. 
Hutchens, and John 
W. Lacy. 

Picture No. 6 
shows 45-year 
members 0. P. 
Davis, left, and T. A. 

Picture No. 7 shows 50-year member W. H. 

Picture No. 8 shows Representative George 
W. Henegar, left, being presented with a 45- 
year pin by Alva Jackson, Local 345 financial 

Members receiving pins but not pictured are 
as follows: 20-year members James E. Black, 
J. C. Bradley, W. E. Fortner, M. H. Gentry, H. 

D. Harrison, J. A. Parsons Jr., W. F. 
Sturdivant, and J. L. Traver; 25-year members 
R. H. Ales, Simon 0. Ervin, Woodson Harris, 
Revis Lockhart, V. B. McAlister, H. T. 
McMillen, Clarence Rhea, T. H. Shelton, H. H. 
Smith, and James E. White; 30-year members 
Charles L. Barton, C. M. Burns, G. L. Coley, 
C. F. Holloway, David J. Jones, D. L. Laster, 

E. D. Lee Jr., J. E. Lyons, Ben Morris, C. V. 
O'Neil, T. E. Pennington, M. E. Ratliff, Ira D. 
Stewart, and Willie Lee Woods; 35-year 
members F. E. Cook, J. D. Gentry, A. H. 
Jones Jr., J. H. Littlejohn, James T. Moore, J. 
R. Thurman, and E. J. White; 40-year 
members Grady Hart, Herman Houston, H. P. 
Jones, and John T. Lyon; 45-year members E. 

F. Culp, H. A. Kellum, J. S. Lowe, Louie 
Powell, and Frank White; and 50-year members 
E. L. Adcock and J. W. Vaughn. 

Picture No. 7 




A periodic report on the activities 
of UBC Retiree Clubs and the com- 
ings and goings of individual retirees. 

First Canadian Club 
Chartered in BC 

In January, a group of retired carpenters 
met in Victoria to form the first UBC Retirees 
Club in Canada, Retirees Club 53. The broth- 
ers who attended this historic meeting are 
all long-time members of the Brotherhood 
and include past business agents, recording 
secretaries, trustees, vice presidents, and 
other officers of the union including retired 
general executive board member E. T. "Al" 
Staley who is also a past president of Local 
1598, Victoria, B.C. 

Victoria is noted for being the retirement 
capital of Canada, a fitting location for the 
first Brotherhood retirees club in Canada. 

Tool Collector Enriches Indiana Museum 

Charter members of Retirees Club 53, Vic- 
toria, B.C., pictured above are, from left. 
Glen Eby; Rick Ferrill, past business 
agent; Wally Silberhorn; Jack Schellen- 
berg; Bob Curry; and Peter Tolen. Stand- 
ing, from left, are Gordon Paddon, past 
trustee; George Lovgren; Del Porteous, 
past conducter; Ivor Moline; Guy Packard; 
Art Kilgore, past recording secretary and 
vice president; Helmut Arnkens; Bill 
Weavers, past recording secretary; Morris 
Sobie; Jim Sawyer, past business agent; 
Sam Elrose; and E.T. "Al" Staley. 

Five generations of carpenters can accu- 
mulate an awful lot of planes, braces, and 
hammers. Just ask Kenneth Jordan, a retired 
member of Local 232, Ft. Wayne, Ind. He 
recently donated his collection of over 100 
antique carpentry and woodworking tools to 
the. Noble County Historical Society. The 
collection began with the tools used by his 
grandfather who came to the States from 
England in 1888. He had learned carpentry 
skills at the knee of his father, who, in turn, 
had been taught by his father — Jordan's 
great-great-grandfather. One of Jordan's most 
prized possessions, a weathered journal 
started by this great-great-grandfather in 
May 1878, contains information about each 
work day, including the day's appointments, 
business transactions, and the prices of ma- 
terials and services. Jordan's great-grand- 
father later used the same journal. 

The tools in the collection have come from 
his family, people he has worked with, and 
his trips to sales and flea markets. Brother 
Jordan will tell you about the set of 20 
different wooden planes that he has cleaned 
and restored to almost-new condition. He 
bought them for less than their early 1800s 
price. He also has an American broad ax 
from the late 1700s, an all- wooden brace 
made in Sheffield, England, and a rare set 
of bits, still in the original leather sheath. A 
study of early American tools has convinced 
Jordan that his collection is pretty compre- 
hensive, including a sampling of almost ev- 
ery kind of carpentry and woodworking tool 
used by early settlers. 

Jordan says he will miss having the tool 
collection nearby. He's worked carefully 
over the last 20 years to preserve and restore 
each tool — and he's enjoyed being able to 
use some of them in his own projects. But 
since he retired, he arid his wife have been 


A recent letter to the General Sec- 
retary raised a question regarding 
membership in retirees' clubs. Daniel 
T. Reynolds, recording secretary for 
Retirees Club 2 in Kansas City, Kan., 
wrote to ask if the widows of UBC 
members were eligible for member- 
ship in a UBC retirees club. His letter 
has been answered individually, but 
we thought there may be some others 
out there with the same question: yes, 
widows of UBC members are wel- 
come to enjoy the activities and priv- 
ileges of membership. 

Kenneth Jordan makes a final examination 
of his extensive tool collection. 

spending their winters in Texas and their 
summers in Wisconsin and Jordan has wor- 
ried about the safety of his collection. 

What better way to ensure its safety and 
relieve his worries than to donate the col- 
lection to a museum? Jordan welcomed the 
opportunity to share his hobby through a 
display in the Old Jail Museum in Noble 
County. The tools have all been recorded 
and labeled for the viewer's information, 
and now a bit of the past is on display for 
the community. 

Kansas City Retirees 
Share Their Blessings 

Last Christmas the members of Retirees 
Club 3, Kansas City, Kan., spread more 
than just good cheer in their community. 
The group sent out 23 checks for $60 to 
needy members of the District Council. They 
got suggestions from business agents and 
other members, and were able to make 
Christmas a Uttle merrier for those less 

The club continued their concern for oth- 
ers into the new year by sending a check 
for $200 to the Louisiana Pacific strike fund. 

Club No. 11 Holds Annual Dinner 

Retirees' Club Number 11 brings together those from Local 4, 
Davenport, Iowa, and Local 166, Rock Island, III., for a variety 
of activities. A recent event was the annual dinner for retirees. 
Members of the committee who planned the dinner are pictured 
above, front row, from left, Bernard Rowe, club president; Bill 
Fox, secretary; Hank Bennett; Gwyn Hughes, treasurer, and 
Marcel VandeWalle, financial secretary. Back row, from left, 
are Bill Aringdale, business agent for Local 4; and Weldon 

MARCH, 1986 


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jobless except a handful in Alaska and 
Puerto Rico — are receiving benefits. 

It is not just the long-term jobless 
who are adversely affected, he pointed 
out. Many of those trying to survive 
without benefits are the ones who never 
get on the rolls because of "harsh 
disqualification measures," or who lose 
their eligibility prematurely. 

"It is unconscionable that the em- 
ployers who fought tooth-and-nail to 

make the unemployment compensation 
laws more restrictive are now being 
rewarded by substantial slashes in their 
unemployment insurance taxes," Seid- 
man stressed. 

The drive to lower employers' insur- 
ance costs is being paced by California, 
which will chop its rate almost 24% this 
year. In Massachusetts, employers will 
pay 16% less in unemployment taxes in 
1986 than they did last year, and only 
half as much as they did in 1984. Ari- 
zona is lowering its rate 15% from the 
1985 level. 

The disclosure of the state action 
came as the Center on Budget and 
Policy Priorities was reporting that only 
32.6% of the jobless got benefits last 
year. The study, based on an analysis 
of Labor Department data, emphasized 
that this was the lowest level of benefit 
payments since the program was inau- 
gurated in the depths of the Great De- 
pression of the 1930s. 

Unemployment insurance coverage 
last year was "dramatically less" than 
at any time in the 1970s, according to 
John Bickerman, the center's research 

"The 5.6 million persons without 
benefits was more than 2 million per- 
sons greater than in any year in the 
1970s," Bickerman pointed out, and 
was almost unchanged from 1982, when 
unemployment hit double-digit levels at 
the bottom of the Reagan Recession. 

The center blamed much of the drop 
in coverage on the Administration's 
decision, in which Congress concurred, 
to end the supplemental compensation 
program in March 1985. That program 
provided payments for an additional 8 
to 14 weeks to jobless workers who had 
exhausted all other benefits. Elimina- 
tion of the supplemental program drove 
340,000 of the unemployed from the 
benefit rolls. 

Although present law permits jobless 
workers to draw benefits for a maximum 
of 26 weeks, Bickerman said, many 
jobless workers fail to qualify for the 
maximum "as a result of tougher eli- 
gibility criteria." {Jfjfj 


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during their four-year course of study. You 
should tell your doctor about your Job, what 
you might be exposed to, and what you 
know about the hazards of those exposures. 
Exposures on previous jobs may also be 
important due to the long latency period of 
most cancers. By letting the doctor know 
what may have caused your cancer, it could 
help him or her identify possible cancer 
hazards in the workplace and prevent future 
cancers for other workers. It also will help 
you collect evidence for later workers' com- 
pensation claims. 


For more information on cancer in the 
workplace you should read: 

Cancer and the Worker. Phyllis Lehman, 
third printing 1978, New York Academy 
of Sciences (2 East 63rd St., New York, 
New York 10021), $5,50 including 
postage, A short easy to read 
introduction to cancer in the workplace. 

"Everything Doesn't Cause Cancer." 
National Cancer Institute pamphlet, 
NIH No. 80-2039, available from NCI 
(Bldg. 31-A, Room 10A18, 9000 
Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland 

Other Sources of Cancer 

National Cancer Institute, Bldg. 31-A, Room 
10A18. 9000 Wisconsin Ave.. Bethesda, 
Maryland 20205 (301/496-5583). Cancer com- 
munications-information office will answer 
any questions you have about cancer and 
its causes. Also publishes a bibhography on 
cancer in the workplace. (NIH Publication 
No, 81-2001). 

Carcinogen Information Program. (P.O, Box 
6057, St. Louis, Missouri 56139). The pro- 
gram has produced a series of 18 short 
bulletins alerting the public to hazards from 
cancer-causing chemicals. They can be ob- 
tained free by writing to the program. The 
program also will answer written requests 
for information about hazards. 

UBC Safety and Health Department. The 

International has its own Safety and Health 
staff in the Industrial Department which can 
help you search for information on possible 
carcinogens and on cancer in the workplace. 
They have an extensive library and access 
to computer data banks. Also, the original 
version of this article in booklet form may 
be obtained from the safety and health staff. 
Contact Joe Durst, United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001, or call 202/546- 
6206. UiJf; 

Send News 

CARPENTER magazine is always 
grateful to receive news of our mem- 
bers. Write CARPENTER magazine, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Wash- 
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The following list of 790 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1,398,917.24 death claims paid in December 1985; (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of members. 

Local Union, City 

3 Wheeling, WV — John Freeman, Mary Homer (s), 
Olis W. Thomberry. 

7 Minneapolis, MN — Evelyn J. Hanson (s), Norbert 

8 Philadelphia, PA — Leonard Alberto, Mario L. Ven- 
triglia. Paul J. Carberry, Wilfred Vaudreuil. 

9 Buffalo, NY— George Mellors. 

10 Chicago, IL — Glenn E. Prescott, Hershel E. Wingo, 

John Schlau, Theodore C. Lauterbach. 
U Cleveland, OH— Fred N. Singer. 

12 Syracuse, NY — Joseph Angeloro. 

13 Chicago, IL — Emma Chavez (s). 

14 San Antonio, TX — Oscar Fulghum, Jr. 

15 Hackensack, NJ — Bemt S. Bemtsen, Edward Edone, 
Elin E. Newquist (s). 

16 Springfield, IL — Nerval Franklin Melton. 

17 Bronx, NY — Edward Kamer, Eric Laaksonen, Jo- 
siah Whyte, Mabel Torjesen (s). Mina Crisafulli (s). 

20 New York, NY — Dominick Ellera, Elmer Sandberg, 
Nels Odson, Russell McAuliffe, Sebastian Leonardi. 

22 San Francisco, CA — Audie Vick, Charles Smoot, 
DaJe Dyzbaiys. George W. Price. 

24 Central, CT— Anthony J. Raccio. Frank Hoben, 
George Bartis, Joseph Fow. 

27 Toronto, Ont., CAN— Charles H. Bambrough. Fer- 
nando Debrito, Gerald F. Hawkins, Joseph P. Camp- 

28 Missoula, MT— Fred Engel, Robert L. Johnson. 

30 New London, CT — Helen Briggs (s), Onesime Maur- 

31 Trenton, NJ— William J. Driver, Sr. 

33 Boston, MA— Clifford S. Bennett. Thomas M. Ken- 

34 Oakland, CA— Melvin E. Crawford. 

36 Oakland, CA— Arthur E. Helmkamp, Arthur L. 
Fain, Francis J. Siegle. Georg Klehs, Henry Orde- 
man, James Smith, Jr., John J. Bossert, Mickey W. 
Werb, Roy D. Reeves, Russell H. Bishop. 

54 Chicago, IL — Paul Majka. 

55 Denver, CO — Adam J. Schamberger. Carl E. Borge- 
son, Francis Stephan, Joseph D. Gunnoe, Lloyd L. 

58 Chicago, Il^-Carl G. Carison, Kenneth Ries, Peter 
F. Mausolf. 

60 Indiananpolis, IN— Allen R. Smith, Ary M. Heck, 
Janyce D. Ellis (s), Raymond E. Gee, Walter L. 

62 Chicago, Il^Paul Bert Olson. 

64 Louisville, KY — Delma D. Sullivan, Lois Ann Nu- 
gent (s), McKJnley Thurman, Sr. 

66 Olean, NY— Christine J. Palmer (s), Edith F. Fanton 
(s), Elton E. Carlson. 

73 St. Louis, MO— Joe B. Touchstone. 

74 Chattanooga, TN— Homer T. Johnson, Leon W. 
Moore, Jr. 

76 Hazelton, PA — Thomas Buglio. 

80 Chicago, IL — Lorraine O. Kapel (s), Plinio Pagni. 

87 St. Paul, MN— Doris L. Mohr (s), Elaine Behm (s), 
Frank Fredrickson, Harold Danielson. John Lib- 
hardt, Julia Priebe (s), Lloyd M. Collins, Merrill W. 
Phillips, Milton H. Braatz, Oscar Morseth. 

90 Cvansville, IN — Lillie Marie Huey (s), Rayetta Hughes 
(s). Sharon Smitley (s). 

91 Racine, WI— Walter Koch. 

94 Providence, RI — James White. 
98 Spokane, WA — Carmin L. Bemiss, Charles D. At- 
kmson. Homer L. Stumbough, Robert L. Mallette. 

100 Muskegon, MI— Edgar York. 

101 Baltimore, MD— Claude J. Buckmaster. 

104 Dayton, OH— John W. Bafs. Kirtley Humphrey. 

105 Qevdand, OH— James R. Rastatter, John D. Walker, 

106 Des Moines, lA — Clair R. Roberts, Doris Louise 
Trower (s). 

108 Springfield, MA — Joseph Leo Ducharme. 

109 Sheffield, AL— George R. Randolph, Hobson Price. 

110 St. Joseph, MO— Ethe! Hetherington (s). Nelson A. 
Wright, Rcy B. Hetherington. 

111 Lawrence, MA — Susan A. Roberge (s). 

112 Butte, MT— Ord Mitchell. 

114 East Detroit, MI— Wilfred Hansen. 

116 Bay City, MI— Geraldine L. Jones (s). 

118 Detroit, MI— Ben Stime, Lawton L. Dodd. Lorene 

Ostrander (s). Nicholas Yekin. Walfred T. Naasko, 

Zemery G. Harden. 
120 Utica, NY— Alfred Monopoli. 
122 Philadelphia, PA— Elizabeth J. Coffin (s), Joseph 

Varley, Stephen Seger. 
124 Passaic, NJ — Antonio Buonocore, Joseph J. Tam- 

buro. Thomas Walmsley. 

131 SeatUe, WA— Curren Troy Collins, Henry W. 
Schneider, Hilda J. Swensen (s), James R. Dunn, 
Louis V. Benson, Lutie Lee Williams (s), Ronald 
W. Hoefer, William A. Chramosta. 

132 Washington, DC— Elizabeth Green (s), Harold C. 
Beacom, John W. Skinner. 

141 Chicago, IL — George Pearson. 

142 Pittsburgh, PA— Esther A. Lander (s). 
162 San Mateo, CA — Joan Arlene Reeves (s). 

165 Pittsburgh, PA— Albert S. Wilson, Anthony J. Mar- 

Local Union, dry 

168 Kansas City, KS— Edward Kvaternik. 

171 Youngstown, OH — George Schuller. Grace Mae 

Baldwin (s). 
174 Joliet, IL— Clarence A. Weidemann, James A. 

Knowles, Roy P. Stellwagen. 

180 VaUejo, CA— Carl Jones. 

181 Chicago, IL— Carl Fred Swanson. Willard O. Nor- 

182 Cleveland, OH — Herbert Andrew Wachsman, Jo- 
seph J. Podlena, Robert M. Roy. 

183 Peoria, Il^-Charies L. Kuntz. 

184 Salt Lake City, UT— Ellis J. Seeds, Emily K. Ellerbe 
(s), Herman B. Jensen. 

190 Klamath Falls, OR— Samuel V. Ellis. 
195 Pern, IL— Alvin H. Retat. 

198 DaUas, TX— Beverly Abbott (s), Claudia Hedgecock 
(s). Warren G. FInster, William Jessie Fields. 

200 Columbus, OH— Dwight Wilcox, Ellen Irene Shan- 
non (s), William E. Lowe. 

201 Wichita, KS— Charies L. Byfield. Wilbur G. Strain. 

210 Stamford, CT— Joseph L. Cadrin, Joseph Michael 
Cheney, Mary S. Strate (s), William Hardy. 

211 Pittsburgh, PA — Samuel Hollenberger, Jr. 

213 Houston, TX— Edgar L. Mathews, Sr., Floyd Frank- 
lin Parker, Harry Louis Zedler, June J. Phelps (s), 
Violet Anna Mcllveen (s), William Henry Morris. 

218 Boston, MA — Ernest L. Nelson. 

220 Wallace, ID— Edward J. Lannen. 

223 NashvUle, TN— David Walter Dement, Jr., William 
Lindell Robertson. 

225 Atlanta, GA — Charies Starcher, Frank O. Edmon- 
son, George Brumfield, Sr., Henry Curtis George, 
Sr., John H. Harrelson. 

229 Glens Falls, NY— Wilson M. Stanton. 

230 Pittsburgh, PA— Charies R. Shumaker. Robert G. 

235 Riverside, CA — John T. Unrue. 

246 New York, NY— Nathan Schneider. 

247 Portland, OR— Carl A. Larson, Giles B. Richardson, 
Lorents A. Lorenzen, Milford M. Spier, Octa Ellen 
Duggins (s), Olav B. Emberland, S. J. Schulthies, 
Selma V. Bailey (s). 

250 Lake Forest, Il^-Clarence Ollie Tucker. 

256 Savannah, GA — Beasley E. Austin, Eugene E. Pur- 

257 New York, NY — Axel Johnson, Elaine Altevogt (s). 
Nils Hanson, Ture Roslund. 

260 Berkshire County, MA — John Ericksen. 

264 Milwaukee, WI — Arnold C. Pennebecker, Carl L. 
F*feifer, William Crawford. 

265 Saugerties, NY— Bemice'F. Hill (s). 

267 Dresden, OH— Clarence R. Swank. 

268 Sharon, PA— Joseph Fieri. 

272 Chicago Heights, IL — Mary Perino (s). 

275 Newton, MA— Fred Atwell, William Danforth. 

278 Watertown, NY— Oliver T. Raymond. 

280 Niagara-Gen & Vic, NY— Donald B. Eaton. Joseph 
R. Falsetti. 

281 Binghampton, NY — Erving B. Lambert. 

287 Harrisburg, PA— Elvin C. Zielinski, Ethel B. Ross 
(s), Margaret A. Miller (s), Virginia A. Witmer (s). 

296 Brooklyn, NY— Peter Moland. 

297 Kalamazoo, MI— Richard A. Ritter. 

302 Huntington, WV— Amos Oney, Clarence R. Thomp- 
son, Emogene Saunders (s). 

304 Denison, TX — Elmer Harlan Johnson, Lester Lee 

316 San Jose, CA — Clifford Richardson, Glenn L. Seger. 

317 Aberdeen, WA — Leo A. Sabanski. 
324 Waco, TX— Edwin Wolske. 

329 Oklahoma City, OK— Ernest Allen McAlister, Wil- 
liam H. Falvey. 

333 New Kensington, PA — Francis E. Melts. 

334 Saginaw, MI— Clyde E. Shaw. 

335 Grand Rapids, MI — George Nelson Van Lente, 
Hannes E. Rantala. 

338 Seattle, WA— Etta S. Morehouse (s), Russell More- 
340 Hagerstown, MD — Virginia L. Swain (s). 
342 Pawtucket, RI — Emile Racine. 

344 Waukesha, WI — Mason W. Christianson. 

345 Memphis, TN— Clifton O. Smith, Dolores Jeanette 
Cox (s). 

348 New York, NY— Gloria J. Petrilli (s), William Wii- 

350 New Rochelle, NY — Giuseppe Cozzi. 
354 Gilroy, CA— George V. Watts. Joseph H. Young. 
359 Philadelphia, PA— Cecelia A. Foley {s). Charies 

Guenst, Ernest Schoeck. Frank DeTommaso. 
370 Albany, NY— Elizabeth Schidzick (s), George Van- 

denhouten, Nacy J. Petralia, Norman E. Wensley, 

Robert I. Barnes. 
374 Buffalo, NY — Louis Montemage. 
379 Texarkana, TX— Marguriette Annie Rider (s). 
388 Richmond, VA— Willie Lee Woods (s). 
393 Camden, NJ— May U. Fair (s). 

399 Phillipsburg, NJ— Edward O. Osmun, Salvadore 

400 Omaha, NB— Clara A. Sweetman (s). Clyde Ed- 
monds. Frank L. Sutton, Gerald V. Vermuele. 

luxai UmioM. City 

403 Alexandria, LA — Clem Roy. 

404 Lake Co, OH— Charles J . Winters, Charies Susman, 
Esther M. Ritari (s), Fred L. Kitley. 

407 Lewiston, ME — Louis Parent. 

411 San Angelo, TX— Mae Dell Austin (s). 

413 South Bend, IN— Earl E. Yeagley, Ellis M. Hem- 

inger, Frank E. Sailer. 

422 New Brighton, PA— Edward Blanarik. 

424 Hingham, MA— William H. Weston. 

433 Belleville, IL — David H. Gronemeyer, William L. 

G. Hauck. 

452 Vancouver BC, CAN— Gina Bellio (s). 

453 Auburn, NY — John L . Bciier. 

454 Philadelphia, PA — John J. Sorensen. 

455 Somerville, NJ — Anna Susko (s), Elias H. Sutton. 
465 Chester County, PA — Lewis E. Thomas. 

469 Cheyenne, WY— Gran L. Loshbaugh. 

470 Tacoma, WA— Gotthilf B. Mueller, Harold Vik, 
Hildegard Martha Strautman (s). James Beckman, 
Judith C. Burke (s). 

480 Freeburg, IL — Edward Nowicki. 
515 Colorado Springs, CO — Elred Bolger. 
517 Portland, ME— Ethel Bergh (s). 

530 Los Angeles, CA — Conrad E. Freudiger, Erik Algot 

531 New York, NY— Bernard Forde. 

541 Washington, PA — Joseph Martin Kendgia. 

543 Mamaroneck, NY— Charles Trifiletti. 

550 Oakland, CA— Fred Hobbs, George A. George, 
George E. White, Salvatore A. Russeo. 

556 MeadviUe, PA— Evelyn H. Getty (s), Walter F. Biel. 

557 Bozeman, MT — John Malcolm Nickey. 

558 Ehnhurst, IL— Harold J. Kane. 
563 Glendale, CA— Leona W. Raia {s). 
565 Elkhart, IN— Elaine U. Essig(s). 

569 Pascagoula, MS — Arthur C. Hawthorne. 
586 Sacramento, CA — George H. Pino, Orville J. imel, 
Wilbur C. Wolfe. 

599 Hammond, IN — Albert Delibertis, Anton Felker. 

600 Lehigh VaUey, PA— William D. Leiby. 

606 Va Eveleth, MN— Delia Signe Bodas (s). Donald C. 

608 New York, NY— Hans Thorkelsen, Joseph Malczyn- 

610 Port Arthur, TX— James B. Barclay. 

621 Bangor, ME— Carroll A. Harris. 

622 Waco, TX— Lloyd G. Hayes, Walter A. Skipworth, 
William L. Scott. 

623 Atlantic County, NJ — Horace Sampson. 

624 Brockton, MA— Fred Littlefield. 

625 Manchester, NH — Simonne C. Racicot (s), Sylvio I. 

626 WUmington, DE^Joseph M. Wright. Lloyd V. Kil- 
len. Walter Kistenmacher. 

627 Jacksonville, FL — Leslie A. Moore. 

634 Salem, IL— William Howard Phillips. 

635 Boise, ID— Clarence E. Newell. 
640 Metropolis, BL — Frank L. Werner. 

642 Richmond, CA — Robert Elvin L^mun, Robert Ver- 
non Wise. 

657 Sheboygan, WI— Hans Fischer. 

660 Sprin^ld, OH— Herbert F. Grant, Hobert N. Boggs. 

665 AmariUo, TX— Woodrow Wilson Byars. 

668 Palo Alto, CA — Andrew S. Feltrop. Raymond Tay- 

690 Little Rock, AR— B. E. Butler. 

696 Tampa, FL— Johann Haase. 

701 Fresno, CA— John T. Cargill, Warren G. Cox 

704 Jackson, MI— Harold G. Foster. 

705 Lorain, OH— Elmer J. Schoff. 

710 Long Beach, CA— Dorothy G. Hahn (s). Jerry E. 

715 Elizabeth, NJ — John Kalamen, Warren Schieren- 

beck, William Heffernan. 
721 Los Angeles, CA— Joseph W. Shields, Walter V. 

725 Litchfield, Il^Wm. Fenwick Nelson. 

739 Cincinnati, OH — Louis Kramer. 

740 New York, NY — Abraham Goldberg. Agnes Mc- 
Cartney (s). 

743 Bakersfield, CA — Lee J. Larios, Miley Mae Davis 

745 Honolulu, HI — Nishibata Soichi. Tatsumi Nagai, 

Toshitsuka Oshiro. 
747 Oswego, NY — Byran Rurey. 
751 Santa Rosa, CA — Georgia Lucille Lovelace (s). 
753 Beaumont, TX— Paul Jack Zoch. 

755 Superior, WI — Ernest A. Linder, Violet F. Carlson 

756 Bellingham, WA— Everett A. Becker. 
763 Enid, OK— Melvin S. Martin. 

767 Ottumwa, lA— William Ralph Agee. 

769 Pasadena, CA — Marjorie Velma Jensen (s). 

770 Yakima, WA — Florence M. Cosgrove (s). 
790 Dixon, II^Robert S. Sines. 

792 Rockford, IL— Barbara Jean Anderson (s). 

821 Springfield, NJ — Andrew Gentry. Henry Lemanski. 

Joseph E. Poda. Jr. 
832 Beatrice, NE — Leland Morris. 
839 Des Plaines, H^Anna H. Doniea (s), Conrad F. 


MARCH, 1986 


Local Union. Cify 

844 Canoga Park. CA— Flora Elizabeth Sparks (s). Wall 
J Gwi;izdowski 

845 Clirion Heighb. PA— Fred Weisthedcl, Richard F 

848 San Bruno, CA— Frank A Quadros. 
8S7 Tucson. AZ— Ethel B. Echnoz (si. George Marble. 
Viola McCormick Clark (s). 

899 Parker^burg. WV A— Howard L Deever. Jr. 

900 Alloona. PA— Evans HIte, Sr 

902 Brooklyn. NY— Antonio Sanloro. Edward Callegari. 
George Bayer. Hjalmar Johnson. Mathilde Johansen 
(s). Pedro Santos. Richard Klosc. 

904 JacksonviUe. IL — Fred M. Simmons 

906 GiendaJe. AZ— Floyd R. Cole. Keith J Mulholland, 
Marcella M. Goelz (s). 

916 Aurora. IL— Lloyd Vest 

925 Salinas. CA— Charles Kiso. 

932 Peru. IN— William L. Cree. 

940 Sandusky, OH— Zeldon E Mesnard. 

943 Tulsa, OK— Hughey Coughran, 

953 Lake Charles, LA— Charles W. Johnson. Louis Ed- 
ward Hatsfelt. Sr. 

955 Applelon. WI— Edward C Besaw 

958 Marquette, MI— Kenneth A- Montagna. 

971 Reno, NV— Raybum M. Brown, 

973 Texas City, TX— Dan P Ray 

974 Baltimore. MD— Hugh F Coylc. Jr.. Minika T. 
Pedersen (s), 

976 Marion, OH — Lester Leroy Stiner, 

978 Springfield. MO— Junior F. Dyson, 

981 Petaluma. C A— Frank Donahue 

998 Royal Oak, MI— Frank L. Jones. George Pihajlich. 

Harold V, Turner. Sharon Schnell (si. 
1000 Tampa. FL— Elberta Miller Johnson (s), 

1026 Miami. FL — Conrad Bothun. Kermit Tindell. 

1027 Chkago. IL — Abnim Goldberg. Jacob Gordon. James 
L- Jones 

1042 Plaltsburgh, NY— Hazel Gough (si 

1050 Philadelphia, PA — Benjamin Lorenzo. Salvatore 

1052 Hollywood, CA — Gerald Momson. Joseph Alfred 

1059 Schuylkill County, PA— Frank Marcolla 

1062 Santa Barbara, CA— Daniel L. Wnght. Marguerite 
Masonheimer (s). 

1067 Port Huron. MI— Girvan Kerr 

1073 Philadelphia. PA— John Calhoun. William Shaffer. 

1097 Longview. TX— Howard A, Finley, 

1100 Flagstaff, AZ— Frank Abbatte 

1102 Detroit, MI— Betty Jackson (s). Fred S, Larson. 
Harold A, O'Neil. Hector McGregor. Patrick Brown. 

IIIM Tyler. TX— Hershel Edwin Newman, 

1108 Cleveland. OH— Leonard A Van, 

1120 Portland. OR— Joe Baricevic. John H, McConnell. 

1138 Toledo, OH— Mae Bell Reifert (s). Roy Smith. 

1140 San Pedro, CA— Amelia Marotta (si. Charles Lan- 

1145 Washington, DC— William F Walker, 

1146 Green Bay, WI — Joseph Hendncks. Joseph Nichols, 

1147 Roseville. CA — Jacob Kramer. Leo Lorenson. 
1149 San Francisco, CA — Frank W, Durgin. Jr,. Nelson 

A, Wnghl, 
1151 Thunder Bay, ON CAN— Phyllis Morden (s). 
1155 Columbus, IN — Leonard J, Brewer, 
1164 New York, NY — Louis Casamassima, 
1176 Fargo, ND— Leo E, Washlock, 
1184 Seattle, WA— Albert Simmons. Donald A, Kiehl- 

bauch. Isaac McDonald. Walter W, Anderson, 
1207 Charleston. WV A— Alice R McClain (s), 
1227 Ironwood, MI— Jack V Maltson 
1235 Modesto, CA— Gerald D Brown 

1240 Oroville, CA— Jessie M. Anglin (s), 

1241 Columbus, OH — James A. Kilbarger, 

1245 Carlsbad, NM — David L. Long. Ernie E. Brown. 

Ralph Thornton. William F, Noms. 
1258 Pocatello. ID— Thomas H, Phillips. 
1266 Austin. TX— Richard M, Franklin, 

1274 Decatur, Al^Robcrt H. Garrett, 

1275 Clearwater. Ft^Eveline Carlton (si. Ralph Ander- 

1277 Bend, OR— Ray A, Markham. 

1278 Gainesville, FU-George W Harris 

1296 San Diego, CA — Frank Moedl. Frank V, Loveday. 

Leon Palasik. fjwen Martin Stephens. 
1301 Monroe, MI — Ivan Johnson, Jason S. King, 
1307 Evaaston, IL — Rosalie Anderson (si, 
1319 Albuquerque, NM — Fernando Lopez. Florah M, 

Andrews (s). Harvey A, Varley, 
1323 Monterey, CA — Miguel M, Morales. 
1325 Edmonton AB, CAN — Christian Jensen. Frank Krone- 

busch. Joseph Jesse, 
1329 Independence, MO— Joseph A Wilkes. 
1334 Baytown, TX— Henry J Lalumandicr. 
1342 Irvinglon. NJ — Frances Rosen (s). Sakarias Johnsen. 

Sam Rothslein, 
1346 Vernon, BC, CAN — Eugenia Golin (st, 
1351 Leadville, CO— John Poderzay. William L. Haneke. 

1358 La Jolla, CA— Ada Mary Hill (s). Frances M, Norris 

1363 Oshkosh, WI— Joseph Neubauer 
1366 Quincy. Il^Willard Fleer. Winifred Welchert (si, 
1373 Flint, Ml— William H Root, 
1381 Woodland, CA — Arthur J, Anderson. John Colom- 

1386 f*rovince of New Brunswick — Connne Breau (s), 
1391 Denver. CO— Edward C Leek. Herman A, Dad- 

dario. Juanila Irene Mannon (si, 
1394 Ft. Lauderdale. Fl^-Emesl R Mobley 
1397 North HempsUd. NY— Nathan Johanson, 
1402 Richmond. VA— Johnny Clifton Harreli. William 

Harold Young, 
1404 Biloxi. MS — Carrol L, Batia. Jr,. George Herring, 

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Redwood City, CA — Bradley Soward. Fredenck A, 
Carlton. Marvin F, Conwell. Orville MacDonatd 
Lodi. CA — Harry Raymond Shelstead, 
Arlington. TX— Fred D Searcey 
Compton. CA — Ira E, Ruston. Juanita J, Ruther (s). 
Oscar Leon Shaler, 
Warren, OH — Robert G, Thompson. 
Lansing. MI — Forrest Winters, 
[lelroit. MI — Alois J, Lammertyn, 
Huntington Beach, CA — Beatrice Richman (s). Jesse 
M, Green. Moms R. Whitehead, 
New York. NY — Jacob E. Svenningsen. John F, 
Sullivan. John Nersten. John W. Holman. Ragnar 
Carlson. Robert Saunders. Sten Stanley. Wilben C. 
Jensen. Wilfred J, Luby, 
F.dmonlon, Alia, CAN — Elwood Roy Aldous. 
Bucks County, PA— Jack H Ellis 
Jackson, MS— Ralph Everett Dry. 
Redondo, C A— Thomas H Wilson. 
Auburn, CA— Foster W Wheeler. 
Chico, CA— MIrven P, Reed. 
Fresno, CA — Alfred L. Jorges. 
E. Los Angeles. CA— Hazel M, Sutton (s), 
Provo, UT — Marion Roundy. 
Los Angeles, CA — Calvin Jones. Patrick S, Henry, 
El Monte, CA— Marion L. Gibbs. 
Miami. FL — Eddie K, Dismuke, 
Ironton, OH — Frank Edwin West. James Franklin 

Algoma, WI — Edward Zuege. Virgil E, Hafeman, 
Denton, TX — Henry I, Reinart. James FloydMurrell, 
Kansas City, KS — Donovan M. Easter. 
Anacortes, WA — Virginia May Russell (si. 
Two Rivers, WI— Gerirude M Roelse. 
Highland, Il^Leland A Stoff 
Chicago, IL — Chester Drapinski. Frank J. Sefcik, 
Culver City, CA— Constance L. Williams. David 
Barnes. Gregg E, Lasha. June A, Ayer. Perry C, 
Allen. Quy T, Du. Robert Michael Finn. 
East San Diego. CA— Wilbur B. Habennan, 
Buffalo, NY— Daniel Gurbacki 
Englewood, CO— Albert E, Sickler, 
Washington, DC — Jennings L, Dobyns. Theodore 
G, Johnson, 

Wausau. WI— Walter Gnggel, 
St. Louis. MO — Mary Inez Flader (s), 
Bremerton. WA — Robert L, Workman. 
Victoria. B.C. CAN— Nils Holm, 
Redding, CA — Adnan Mossom, 
Los Angeles, CA — Clara C. Reisner (s). Josef F, 
Caviezel, Ronald H, Rhodes. Jr. 
Sacramento, CA — Judson E. Morey, 
Hayward, CA — Alvon V, Johnson, 
S. Luis Obispo, CA — Clifford E. Lackore, 
MinneapoUs, MN — Norman Brakken (s). 
Lexington, KY — Dewey Clifford Rose. Ernest R, 
Burdette. Sr, 

Ft. William. Ont., CAN— Onni Abel Lappalainen, 
Morgantown, NC — John D, Stephens, 
Melboume-Daylona Beach, FL-— Anthony J, Janos- 
kie. Cathenne Beer Williams (s). Nellie Mae Fink 
Is). Robert C, Roberts. 
Manchester, NH — Robert E, Johnson, 
Tacoma, WA— Aimer C, Mattsen. Arthur Jacol, 
Coeur De Alene. ID — Julia Anlonich (s), 
Washington, DC — Leo Wikinger, 
Pasco, WA — Frank E, Lane. Roy Elder. 
Auburn, WA — Fred O. Lochridge. 
Vancouver, WA — Franklin E. Haun. George C, Bump, 
Kirkwood, MO — Margaret Widener (s). William S, 

Milwaukee, WI — Alice Ida Frenz (s). Elmer Frenz. 
Roy C, Wolter, 

Anniston, AL — Flem Archie Tarwater, 
Cleveland, OH— Orlo A, McKibben. Russell Villan, 
Cape Girardeau, MO — John Wilfong, 
Hicksville. NY — Finn Granstad. Walter Koppmann, 
Columbia, SC — Herbert A, Broadway, 
Las Vegas, NV — Floyd Savage. Jacob Romo. Keith 
W, Nunn. Raymond G, Holyfield, 
Farmington, MO — Cecil Ray Thomas. Lloyd Clark 
Dallastown. PA — Emanuel Stump. 
Monroe, LA — Woodrow W. Jenny, 
Santa Ana, CA — Earl E, Cheek. Frederick J, Grode. 
Jr . Helene Merchant (s). Norbert Risse. Theodore 
W Frey, 

Fort Worth. TX— Gordon F McLaughlin. Jessie 
Lou Beasley (s), 

RussellvUle, AR— James W Ridout. 
Babylon. NY— Noriief Nilsen, 
Washington, MO — Mayrose S, Voss (si. 
New Orleans. LA — Charles L, Richardson, Elvira 
Landry. Forrest P. Daigrepont. Foster P. Desselles. 
Sr,. John Dellavalle. Jr.. Joseph G, Duplantis, 
Philadelphia, PA— John Gmiter. W Robert Mc- 

Milpitas. CA— Willie I Allen, 
Minneapolis, MN — Rudolph Jenson, 
Cleveland, OH— Calvin L Poland. Virgil Noble 
North Kansas, MO — Forrest L, King. 
Beckley, WV— Frank S, Huddleston, 
Van Nuys, CA — Fred Bniner. Manuel Roman. Vir- 
ginia Franco (s). 

Stevens Point, WI— Benedict P Gavin 
Hollywood, FL — Arthur P. Hammond. Arthur T, 
Ameson. Howard W, Larsen. Ralph S. Niles. Sr, 
Ruseburg, OR — Franklin Keith Cashner, 
Las Cruces, NM — Arnold Boice Palmore, 
Temple, TX — Barney Carroll, 
Natchez, MS — James C Kerr, 
.Seaford, D&— Jerdie Ellen Hitchens (s). 
Rapid City, SD— Russell Whitley, 
Martinez, CA — Arthur Otto Heeszel. Ernest C. 



















Mathers. Lilliam M, Decker (s). Melvin Clarence 
Lundberg. Woodrow Clifford Roark, 
Hartford City, IN— Carry M Chesher. 
Medford, OR— Albert Gilice Miller. Don C Huff- 

Columbus, OH — Kenneth L. Brunty, 
Vista, CA— Albert A. Oertner. Charles B. Siris. Luis 
Ricardo Latorre, 

Crystal Lake, IL — Joseph L, Glosson, 
Calgary, Alta., CAN— Rita Leone Gullason (s). Wil- 
liam W, Ruff 

DaUas, Fl. Worth, TX— William K. Foster. 
Napa, CA— Charles V. Whitworth. 
Portland, OR — George Law. 
San Francisco, CA — Frank R. Kessel. 
Santa .^na, CA — Joseph V, Opferman. 
Anaheim, CA — Benjamin J. Ditch. Marion L. Smit- 

Wenatchee, WA — William J, Landers. 
Juneau, AK — Jesse R, Shanks, 
Red Bank, NJ— John F. Allcorn, 
New York, NY — Abraham Kroch. Ernest Kenny. 
William McHenry, 

Los Angeles, CA — Colleen Robert Spoon (s), Theo- 
dore V. Runston. Thomas V. Mitchell. 
Fullerton, CA— Irene J. Denolf (si. 
Washington, DC — Charles Haag, 
Meridian, MS — N, Burnell Banes. 
Orange, CA — Jimmy Wayne A(well, 
Los Angeles, CA — Percy B, Wilfong, 
Seattle, WA— James E, Colby. 
Vancouver. B.C., CAN— Archibald Kerr, Nellie 
Edith Cummings (s). Ray Heimersen. 
Kalispell. MT — Joe Dickinson, 
Jacksonville, FI> — Robert Parker Miller, 
Inglewood, CA — Curtis R, Harris, Thelma Coates 
Klatte (si, 

Cleveland, TN— Lloyd R Lord. 
Ventura, CA — William V. Lanier, 
Santa Mana, CA — Dewey Compton. Harold P, Hen- 

Sudbury, Ont., CAN— Malhew Karst. 
McMinnvUle, TN— Melvin Hillis. 
Seattle, WA— William B Banek. 
Si. Helens, OR— Theodore F McAtee. 
Grand Fall, NFL., CAN— Albert Carroll. 
Lafayette, IN — Eugene Christman. 
Sedro Wolley, WA — Roger L. Geanety, 
New York, NY — Isaac Johnson. Rose M. Fowler. 
Greenville, MS — Ernest Jones. 
Auburn, CA — Joseph Arthur Wirth. 
Center, TX— Mack Allen Ratcliff. 
DaUas, OR— Merritt G. Barth. Sr.. Robert K. Pres- 

Yakima, WA — Ina May Carrico (s). 
Sprin^eld, OR— Gerald P. Morris, John A, Luckey. 
Marvin A, Roberts. 
Kalama, WA— Charies E. Warten. 
Elgin, OR— laurel E Witty. 
Springfield, OR— Wallace G. Linn, 
Emmett, ID — Alexander T, Desky. Ellis A. Baker. 
Pembroke. Ont., CAN — Vernon E. Cornell. 
Sunbury, PA— William H. Lilley. 
Bums. OR— Alfred Whiteaker. Charles D. Craw- 
field. Chauncey Leroy Stewart, Freda Castles. Wanda 
Bell Young (si. 

Roseburg, OR — Harry A. Bratsch. John Perry Ross, 
Lorraine Thompson (s), Nathaniel G. Thomas. Roy 
A. Willis. 

Springfield, OR— Hoyd Roy Holder. 
Stockton, CA— Alfred Breitbarth. 
Aberdeen, WA— Mike V Basich. 
Pembroke, Ont., CAN — Wayne Stephen Gagne (s) 
Pompano Beach, FL — Andrew Dangelo. Michael 
New Orleans, LA — Linda Aycock Koontz (s). 

Georgia Power Project 

Continued from Page 10 

department per se," explains Wilhoit, 
"Our inspectors work out of construc- 
tion in the three major disciplines — 
civil, mechanical, and electrical." 

A unique part of the quality program 
at Plant Scherer is the construction 
department's annual quality improve- 
ment program, similar to the perform- 
ance improvement goals and standards 
used in departments companywide. 

Dennis Read, deputy manager of GP's 
quality assurance department, says, 
"The most important aspect of quality 
is where it comes from — the people, 
the workers — they're the most impor- 
tant part of the quality wheel — the ones 
doing the quality work." JJJJfJ 





A rail cut-off tool, which can cut many 
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The tool includes a stop block which can 
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Seider's cut-off tool can be designed to 
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Clifton Enterprises 14 

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Hydrolevel 17 

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A new variable speed, cordless caulking 
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The EZ 581 Variable Speed Caulking Gun 
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MARCH, 1986 


Tax Justice in 

An Election Year? 

Let's IHope So 

Several current proposals 

will be studied by the Congress. 

Your voice is needed! 

Most of us, this month, are beginning to get 
our papers together for the annual tax return. 
The deadline in the United States is April 15. In 
Canada it is April 30. 

It comes every year without fail, and it hits 
most of us pretty hard. As much as one dollar 
out of every five earned flows out of our hands 
and into the federal coffers. And then, of course, 
there are local, state, and provincial taxes. 

Many of you have to fall back on H & R 
Block, or a certified public accountant, or maybe 
a brother-in-law. Others of us burn the midnight 
oil to get it all together on time. 

The problem is that we don't have a battery 
of tax consultants and tax attorneys like some 
of the major multinational corporations which 
are paying nothing or almost nothing in taxes 
year after year. Hardly any of us have these so- 
called tax shelters which help the moneyed 
people dodge the tax collectors. We ease the 
pain with tax deductions from salary, or we pay 
the hard way at the end of each year. 

Much political talk has been uttered about 
easing our tax burden in the 1980s. President 
Ronald Reagan talked much about cutting taxes 
when he was campaigning for office in 1980, and 
a lot of voters — rank-and-file voters, that is — 
thought he was talking about their tax burdens. 
It turned out that his tax cuts, the following 
year, did very little for most of us. For the most 
part, they helped corporations with write-offs. 
They gave continued advantages to the oil and 
gas industry and other special interests. 

What is needed, of course, is true tax justice — 
taxation based upon the ability to pay and 
taxation based upon the value to the individual 
and the corporation of government services. 

Our union and the other unions of organized 
labor have a long history of advocating a fair 
tax structure. You'll find our founder, Peter 
McGuire, wrote about it in Carpenter more than 
a century ago. 

We believe there is an inseparable relationship 

between fairness in taxation and the willingness 
of citizens to support their government. 

The federal income tax structure has drifted 
further and further away from the principle of 
ability to pay. It is financing a diminishing share 
of the nation's public investment requirements, 
and it is incapable of meeting the revenue needs 
of the nation. 

The corporate income tax currently accounts 
for less than 10% of federal budget receipts, and 
each year many huge and highly profitable cor- 
porations pay no federal income tax at all. 

A major overhaul of the tax structure is long 
overdue. The federal income tax unfairly dis- 
criminates against one form of income — wages 
and salaries — in favor of unearned income, which 
can be sheltered through phantom deductions, 
capital-gains exclusions, phony losses, and over- 
seas investments. Working men and women, 
who pay the lion's share of taxes, meet their 
income tax obligations in full every pay day. 

Such a major overhaul must establish fairness, 
reduce complexity and end the preferential treat- 
ment given wealthy individuals and profitable 
corporations. It must diminish unfairness toward 
people who work for their money and eliminate 
favoritism toward people whose money works 
for them. To do this requires a full range of 
measures necessary to: 

• End the preferential double-standard which 
taxes workers' wages and salaries at far higher 
rates than "unearned income" on the savings, 
investments, and estates of the wealthy. 

• Reinstate the corporate income tax as a major 
source of revenue and equity and eliminate the 
so-called incentives that subsidize mergers, take- 
overs, plant shutdowns, overseas investments, and 
other activities that conflict with the national 

• Develop a basic structure (with appropriate 
credits, exemptions, exclusions, deductions, and 
graduated rates) which assures that the poor are 
off the rolls, working people pay no more and no 
less than their fair share, and the loopholes and 
escape hatches for the wealthy are closed. 

Many of the proposals for reform currently 
before the Congress, including the Administra- 
tion's, contain provisions that move toward 
these goals. At the same time, all the major 
proposals contain measures that conflict with 
fairness or take only modest and limited steps 
in curbing abuses of the wealthy and corpora- 
tions and would unfairly affect the middle class 
and increase the tax burdens of many working 

We will continue to oppose efforts to heap 



more of the tax burden on working people 
through taxing workplace benefits such as health 
care, unemployment insurance, and workers' 

We beheve the attempt to eliminate the de- 
duction for state and local taxes will undermine 
the ability of states and localities to raise revenue 
and provide essential services for their citizens. 
We further deny that justice can be achieved 
through such limited approaches as the Admin- 
istration's business tax proposals which pick and 
choose from the vast array of corporate pref- 
erences, keeping some and eliminating others. 
The result continues the distortions and retains 
the opportunities to manipulate the tax structure. 

We also beheve that any comprehensive tax 
measure worthy of support must curb the tax 
subsidies available to U.S. firms that subsidize 
off-shore production and export U.S. jobs. 

The AFL-CIO is convinced that the conse- 
quences of the Reagan deficits ultimately will 
force the Congress to come to grips with the 
need to increase revenues. We will work with 
the Congress to ensure that any such revenue 
increases are equitable, and we will continue to 
oppose efforts to shift even more of the burden 
onto the backs of workers and the middle class 
through excessive or inappropriate use of excise 
taxes and fees for government services, a re- 
gressive and unfair national sales tax, value- 
added taxes, or other consumption tax devices 
which violate the fundamental principle of abihty 
to pay. 

Americans and Canadians alike must realize 
that union members are willing to bear their fair 
share of the tax burden. We are not trying to 
dodge our public responsibilities. We have learned 
the hard way that you have to pay for what you 
get in this life. Very few of us win lotteries or 
fall heir to fortunes. 

We reahze, as every responsible citizen must 
reahze, that the federal deficits are enormous 
and that our children and our grandchildren will 
be paying interest on them unless we find better 
ways of raising federal revenue to pay off these 

We do not overlook the possibility of tax 
increases in some areas. But will we get a tax 
increase — in this, of all years, an election year? 
There are rumbhngs. Business Week, a fairly 
reliable barometer of business thinking, head- 
lined recently: "Is a tax cut coming? It seems 
inevitable. And that may mean new energy levies 
or perhaps even a European-style value-added 

VAT — the value added tax — is a big money 
raiser, and it's sneaky. You pay all down the 
line as a product is put together, each step of 

the way. It's like a national sales tax, but it's 
written into the price of what you buy. In western 
Europe, the rates vary from 17% in West Ger- 
many, to 14% in Britain, to 22% in Denmark. A 
Dane adds 180% to the price of a car — thanks 
to VAT. 

There's nothing wrong with a deficit — if it's 
kept in bounds. Few people could buy a house, 
or a car — without a manageable deficit. But we 
are paying big bucks in interest to carry this 
deficit and it ought to be reduced. 

Look for the Senate to write a whole new tax 
bill, not like the President's, or the House- 
version. Then on to conference, where the fur 
will fly. 

No tax bill ever comes easy, no matter where 
it's introduced — in city hall, the state legislature, 
a provincial assembly, or the Congress. 

You can be assured, however, that union 
legislation monitors will be protecting your in- 
terests to the limits of their ability as this 
legislative year moves into high gear. 

Your letters to legislators and financial support 
of the Carpenters Legislative Improvement 
Committee is vital to this effort. 

Patrick J. Campbell 
General President 


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

Address Correction Requested 

Non-Profit Org. 



Depew, N.Y. 
Permit No. 28 

April 1986 

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Founded 1881 





/7n/te</ Brotherhood delegates 
to convene in Toronto, Ontario 





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 


Wayne Pierce 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


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 Pruttt 
504 E. Monroe Street #402 
Springfield, Illinois 62701 

Fourth District, E. Jimmy Jones 
12500 N.E. 8th Avenue, #3 
North Miami, Florida 33161 

Fifth District, Eugene Shoehigh 
526 Elkwood Mall - Center Mall 
42nd & Center Streets 
Omaha, Nebraska 68105 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 

400 Main Street #203 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
Gramark Plaza 

12300 S.E. Mallard Way #240 
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222 

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, T2K OG3 

William Sidell, General President Emeritus 
William Konyha, General President Emeritus 
R.E. Livingston, General Secretary Emeritus 

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

Correspondence for the General Executive Board 
should be sent to the General Secretary. 

Secretaries, Please Note 

In processing complaints about 
magazine delivery, the only names 
which the financial secretary needs to 
send in are the names of members 
who are NOT receiving the magazine. 

In sending in the names of mem- 
bers who are not getting the maga- 
zine, the address forms mailed out 
with each monthly bill should be 
used. When a member clears out of 
one local union into another, his 
name is automatically dropped from 
the mailing list of the local union he 
cleared out of. Therefore, the secre- 
tary of the union into which he cleared 
should forward his name to the Gen- 
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can again be added to the mailing list. 

Members who die or are suspended 
are automatically dropped from the 
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local union of your address change. You must also notify your local union 
... by some other method. 

This coupon should be mailed to THE CARPENTER, 
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ISSN 0008-6843 

VOLUME 106 No. 4 APRIL, 1986 


John S. Rogers, Editor 




Convention Call 2 

Taking the Initiative: Heavy and Highway Construction 5 

The ABC's of ABC 7 

American Express: More Than a Credit Card Company 8 

Words We Seldom Hear These Days Grover Brinl<man 11 

Blueprint for Cure 13 

Hard Hats 14 

Legislative Update: Workers' Issues 16 

Proper Gear for a Worker 18 

More Books for the Union Craftsman 20 

Asbestos and the EPA: An Update 21 

Missing Children 23 


Washington Report 10 

Ottawa Report 12 

Labor News Roundup 19 

Local Union News 24 

Apprenticeship and Training 27 

Consumer Clipboard 29 

Retirees' Notebook 31 

Plane Gossip 32 

Service to the Brotherhood 33 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

Published monthly at 3342 Bladensburg Road. Brentwood, Md. 20722 by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
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Toronto is a city ready for visitors. 
The Metropolitan Toronto Convention 
and Visitors Association is open Monday 
through Friday, with a toll-free number: 
1-800-387-2999. Telegiiide is Canada's 
videotex travel/leisure database designed 
for visitors and residents and accessed 
by terminals throughout Ontario's public 
access areas. The Toronto Transit Com- 
mission consists of 818 miles of subway, 
trolley, and streetcar routes. And Key to 
Toronto is an informative city magazine 
published monthly for hotel guests. In 
October of this year alone, Toronto will 
host such diverse events as the Interna- 
tional Food and Wine Fair, the 4th In- 
ternational Ceramic Symposium, the 
Energy Lifestyle Show, the Toronto 
Ski Show, and of course, the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
35th General Convention, (See General 
Convention Call, Page 2.) 

Visiting between the neighboring coun- 
tries, U.S. and Canada, is simple — no 
passport or visa is needed; U.S. citizens 
visiting over two days can bring back 
$400 U.S. in merchandise duty free. 

Sights to see include the CN Tower, 
pictured on our cover, the tallest free- 
standing structure in the world; Fort 
York, a restored fort of the War of 1812 
period; and Casa Loma, Sir Henry Pal- 
latt's 98-room "dream castle," incorpo- 
rating the finest features of numerous 
European castles. 

Our cover picture shows Toronto's 
spectacular skyline taken across the water 
from Island Park. 
Photo courtesy of Canadian Embassy 

NOTE: Readers who would like additional 
copies of our cover may obtain them by sending 
sot in coin to cover mailing costs to. The 
CARPENTER, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W,, 
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General Secretary 

®«^^^ Washington, D. C. 30001 

March 20, 1986 


Greetings : 

You are officially notified that, in accordance with the action of the General Executive 
Board, the Thirty-Fifth General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America will be held in the Metro Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 
beginning Monday, October 6, 1986, at 10:00 a.m. and will continue in session from day to 
day until the business coming before the Convention has been completed. 

The basis of representation in the Convention, in accordance with Section 18-C, is: one 
hundred (100) members or less shall be entitled to one delegate; more than one hundred 
(100) members and not more than five hundred (500), two delegates; more than five hundred 
(500) and less than one thousand (1,000), three delegates; one thousand (1,000) members 
and less than fifteen hundred (1,500), four delegates; fifteen hundred (1,500) members and 
less than two thousand (2,000), five delegates; two thousand (2,000) and less than twenty- 
five hundred (2,500), six delegates; twenty-five hundred (2,500) and less than three thousand 
(3,000), seven delegates; three thousand (3,000) or more members, eight delegates. The 
number of members of the Local Union shall be the number in good standing in the month 
that the Convention Call is issued. Upon payment of a special per capita tax of $50 per year, 
which shall be payable not later than July 1 of each year, State, Provincial and District 
Councils shall be entitled to representation by election of one delegate. 

A Local Union owing two months' tax to the General Office is not entitled to representation 
in the Convention. 

In accordance with Section 18-F, upon receipt of the Convention Call, all Local Unions 
and Councils are directed to issue notice of special called meeting(s) for the purpose of 
selecting delegates to the Thirty-Fifth General Convention by secret ballot Section 18-F 
further provides: "All members shall be notified by mail to attend the meeting at which the 
delegates are to be elected. No member shcdl be eligible unless working for a livelihood in a 
classification within the trade autonomy of the United Brotherhood as defined in Section 7, 
or in employment which qualifies him or her for membership under Section 42-F, or is 
depending on the trade for a livelihood, or is employed by the organization as a full-time 
officer or representative; provided, further, that members who are life members, apprentices, 
trainees or probationary employees shall not be eligible. A member must have been twelve 
(12) consecutive months a member in good standing of the Local Union and a member of 
the United Brotherhood for two consecutive years immediately prior to nomination, except 
where the Local Union has not been in existence the time herein required. A member must 
be a citizen of the country in which the Local Union is located at the time of nomination. 
To be eligible for nomination or election as a delegate to a General Convention, a member 
must meet the requirements of Section 31-E." 


Council delegates properly elected by the delegates to the Council will be seated as del- 
egates to the General Convention with full voice and vote on all matters except election of 
General Officers. (In such cases required notices will be sent only to Council delegates.) 
However, a Council delegate to the General Convention can vote for General Officers at the 
General Convention if (1) he/she has been properly elected by vote of the membership in ac- 
cordance with the Constitution and Laws, or (2) he/she was properly elected to a Council of- 
fice by vote of the membership in accordance with the Constitution and Laws, and the Coun- 
cil By-Laws provide that the member holding the office is automatically a delegate to the 
General Convention, and the members were on notice at the time they voted that they were 
voting for a General Convention delegate as well as a Council officer. Therefore, when such 
delegates appear before the Credentials Committee at the General Convention, he or she 
must have, in addition to Credentials and Due Book, a letter from the Council describing the 
manner in which elected as a delegate to the General Convention and a copy of the Coun- 
cil By-Laws, if applicable. If your credentials are in order, you will be seated as a fully ac- 
credited delegate to the General Convention, entitled to participate fully in its affairs and 
deliberations, including the right to vote on all matters before the General Convention, in- 
cluding the right to vote for General Officers, subject to the above provisions. 

Section 31-E provides: "A member cannot hold office or be nominated for office. Business 
Representative, Delegate or Committee who has reached the age of 70 years at the time of 
nomination or unless present at the time of nomination, except that the member is in the 
anteroom on authorized business or out on official business, or prevented by accident, 
sickness, or other substantial reason accepted by the Local Union or Council prior to 
nominations, from being present; nor shall the member be eligible unless working for a 
livelihood in a classification within the trade autonomy of the United Brotherhood as defined 
in Section 7, or in employment which qualifies him or her for membership under Section 
42-F, or is depending on the trade for a livelihood, or is employed by the organization as a 
full-time officer or representative; provided, further, that members who are life members, 
apprentices, trainees or probationary employees shall not be eligible. A member must have 
been twelve (12) consecutive months a member in good standing immediately prior to 
nomination in the Local Union and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America for two consecutive years immediately prior to nomination, unless the 
Local Union has not been in existence the time herein required. A member must be a citizen 
of the country in which the Local Union is located at the time of nomination or appointment 
A member who retires after being elected may complete the term for which elected. Contracting 
members are not eligible to hold office, nor shall a member who has been a contracting 
member until six (6) months have elapsed following notification by the member to his or her 
Local Union in writing that he or she has ceased contracting." 


Nomination and election of delegates shall be at special called meeting (s). 

All members must receive notice by mail of the number of delegates to be elected and 
the time, place and date of the nominating meeting. This notice shall be by letter or post- 
card and shall be sent not less than fifteen days prior to the date set for the nomination of 
delegates. Notice of nominations must be mailed to each member at his or her last known 
address as reported to the Recording Secretary under Section 44-G. No other form of notice 
is permitted. (Notice in newspapers or similar publications shall not constitute proper notice, 
but may be used as a supplementary notice.) 

All members must receive notice by mail of the time, place and date of the election. 
This notice shall be by letter or postcard and shall be sent at least fifteen days prior to the 
date set for the election of delegates. Notice of the election must be mailed to each member 
at his or her last known address not less than fifteen days prior to the election. No other 
form of notice is permitted. (Notice in newspapers or similar publications shall not consti- 
tute proper notice, but may be used as a supplementary notice.) 

APRIL, 1986 3 



A Local Union (or Council electing its delegate by membership vote) may use a com- 
bined notice of nomination and election if it contains all the necessary information, is mailed 
by letter or postcard to each member at his or her last known address, as indicated above, 
and is sent at least thirty days before the election and at least fifteen days prior to nomina- 
tions. If a Local Union or Council sends a combined thirty-day notice, nomination and elec- 
tion of delegates may be held at the same special called meeting. 

To be eligible to vote for delegates in a Local Union a member must have held member- 
ship in the Local Union for at least twelve (12) consecutive months (unless the Local Union 
has not been in existence the time required) and be in good standing at the time of voting. 
Contracting members are not eligible to vote. The benefit status of a member shall not be 
considered in determining his or her eligibility as a candidate for delegate or his or her eligi- 
bility to vote for delegates. 

It shall be the responsibility of the Financial Secretary to certify the eligibility of all 
candidates for delegate at the time of nomination. 

Where two or more Local Unions have merged, the period of membership required as a 
condition of eligibility for nomination for delegate or voting in an election for delegates may 
be established by including continuous membership in any of the Local Unions whose 
merger resulted in the existing Local Union. 

Names of the elected delegates are to be in the General Office by July 15, 1986. 

Each delegate will be entitled to one vote. (A delegate representing more than one 
chartered body will be entitled to only one vote.) Proxy representation is not allowed. 
Each delegate establishes claim to a seat in the Convention through official credentials 
supplied by the General Office which must be properly filled out and signed by the Presi- 
dent and Recording Secretary of the Local Union or Council which he or she represents, 
with the Seal of the Local Union or Council affixed thereto. 

Delegates must have their due books with them to show that they are members in good 
standing and have been members in good standing for twelve months prior to their election 
and the expense of each delegate attending the Convention is to be paid by the Local Union 
or Council he or she represents. 

A form letter, with self-addressed envelope, addressed to the General Secretary, is en- 
closed with this Convention Call. The letter provides space for the General Office with the 
necessary information regarding the election of delegates. This letter is to be completed by 
the Recording Secretary immediately following the delegate election and mailed promptly 
to the General Secretary. When the information required, including the home address of the 
delegates, is received at the General Office and the elected delegates' membership status and 
eligibility are found to be in compliance with our Constitution and Laws, credentials and 
further information will be sent to the delegates' home address and not to the Local Union 
or Council. 

All amendments to the Constitution and Laws proposed by Local Unions, District, State 
or Provincial Councils must be submitted separately, in triplicate, by August 6, 1986. in 
accordance with Section 63-E and F. 

Fraternally yours. 






Over the past decade trade 
unions have faced various 
economic and philosophical 
tests. This is the first 
of a series of articles 
describing ways in 
which the UBC 
is fighting 

Representatives of the National Joint Heavy and Highway Committee confer with representatives of 
management on ways in which union craftsmen can be used to advantage. Terry G. Bumpers, adminis- 
trative assistant to the committee, is at right. 

Heavy-and-Highway Union Contractors 

Get Work Assignments through 

Construction Industry Information Net 

Last year, five Building and Con- 
struction Trades unions and the Team- 
sters which jointly participate in heavy 
and highway work across the United 
States had their most successful year. 
Their members worked under project 
agreements totaling $919,100,000. 

The employment of union building 
tradesmen shot up more than 200% 
between 1984 and 1985, more than dou- 
bhng the 1984 total of $361,026,241. 

Credit for the spectacular growth of 
union work in this area of construction 
goes to the National Joint Heavy and 
Highway Construction Committee and 
its new and innovative Construction 
Industry Information Network — a com- 
puterized system which ties unions and 
union contractors into a job-hunting 

The National Joint Committee is an 
aggressive coalition of six unions — the 
United Brotherhood, Operating Engi- 
neers, Laborers, Plasterers and Cement 
Masons, Bricklayers, and Teamsters. 
It was created in 1954 when the general 
presidents of the Carpenters, Laborers, 
Operating Engineers and Teamsters 
signed a declaration of policy "to co- 
ordinate their activities on heavy and 
highway construction work to the end 
that such work might be thoroughly 

organized." An office was established 
and jointly maintained by the four unions 
to be administered by a chairman and 
secretary. (Today the full-time head of 
the national office is designated an ad- 
ministrative assistant. He is Terry G. 
Bumpers, a Teamster.) 

The National Joint Committee had 
limited success during the 1950s, but it 
was disbanded in 1958 and was not 
reactivated until 1964, when the Plas- 
terers and Cement Masons became 
members. The International Union of 
Bricklayers also joined the group as the 
sixth member. 

Between 1974 and 1983 the National 
Committee succeeded in pinning down 
an average of only $162,917,000 in heavy 
and highway work per year. In 1983 the 
total jumped to $258,078,415, and the 
installation of computer equipment for 
the Construction Industry Information 
Network, the following year, opened 
up the entire system. 

At about the same time, federal fund- 
ing for the U.S. highway system began 
to blossom as the 5(i-per-gallon assess- 
ment on gasoline began to fill Federal 
Highway Trust coffers. 

The National Joint Committee now 
operates with three full-time employees 
and one part-time worker. It has moved 

its offices into the new headquarters 
building of the Union Labor Life In- 
surance Co. in the nations' capital. 
Teams are going into the field to monitor 
the available work. 

Key to the committee's recent suc- 
cess in finding work for union Building 
Tradesmen is the Construction Industry 
Information Network which quickly ties 
union contractors to the biggest and 
most promising heavy and highway jobs 
in the country. 

Through the use of a computer bank 
and the latest methods of data process- 
ing, 241 contractors employing union 
members are regularly alerted to the 
five largest jobs let each month in each 
state, along with details of each project 
and what crafts will be needed. There 
are contractors in the network who tell 
the committee, "I'll go any place in the 
country." There are others who want 
to stay within their state or region, or 
they want to stick to certain types of 
specialty work. In any case, the net- 
work computers have the necessary 
information and will work with the 
contractor to make a successful bid. 
The committee will only target jobs 
where there is not a competitive union 

In years past, lack of intercommun- 

APRIL, 1986 

ication has caused hundreds of con- 
tractors to lose important construction 
projects because they hid work without 
the knowledge that competitive adjust- 
ments were being made, or they failed 
to bid jobs because they didn't know 
that bid adjustments could be obtained. 

All benefits of the network are avail- 
able to the participating contractors 
without cost or obligation. CIIN, op- 
erating out of the Washington, D.C., 
office of the National Joint Committee, 
will do the research work necessary to 
make a successful bid. When possible. 
CLIN supplies the names of the engi- 
neering firm, the subcontracting nec- 
essary, and as many specifications as 

The CIIN system provides contrac- 
tors with timely project information, 
the ability to expand to other locations 
throughout the country and to other 
types of construction, helps establish 
relationships with other network con- 
tractors, and eventually will provide a 
link between general and sub-contrac- 
tors, suppliers, and minority contrac- 

Before entering the CIIN system the 
contractor is asked to fill out a short 
market questionnaire. This question- 
naire establishes what type of work that 
contractor performs and in what area(s) 
of the country. This enables the Na- 
tional Committee to quickly identify 
contractors who may want to bid up- 
coming projects. 

For example, let's say the committee 
targets a bridge job in Casper, Wyo. 
This information is then plugged into 
the system, and immediately the Na- 
tional Joint Committee has a list of 
contractors willing to perform bridge 
work in Wyoming. These contractors 
are then notified by mailgram or by 

phone of this job and that competitive 
adjustments have been made. In this 
way, the six participating unions get 
more union contractors to bid this job. 

Once a contractor is entered into the 
system he/she receives a copy of a 
construction agreement which may be 
utilized on a project-hy-project basis 
upon direct approval of the national 

In order to obtain committee ap- 
proval, justification must be given by 
the contractor, such as a high degree 
of non-union competition or non-com- 
petitive collective bargaining agree- 

The national committee recognizes 
that a contractor participating in the 

Heavy and highway 

job opportunities 

increased more 

than 200% in 1985 

network might go double-breasted or 
might even turn non-union. When this 
happens, the services of the network 
are no longer available to this firm. The 
National Joint Committee's newsletter, 
published several times a year, lists 
such changes in the status of contrac- 

The CIIN is a pioneering program 
being studied by management groups 
such as the Associated Building Con- 
tractors, which has its own computer- 
ized job bank to funnel non-union work- 
ers around the country. The AFL-CIO 
Building and Construction Trades De- 
partment also has the program under 

The Heavy and Highway Committee 
has taken affirmative action regarding 
the protections afforded workers by the 
Davis-Bacon Law. 

The Davis-Bacon Law, enacted more 
than a half century ago, has been of 
major importance in stabilizing wages 
in the heavy and highway construction 
industries. Major projects funded or 
partially funded by Federal appropria- 
tions must pay "prevailing wages" un- 
der the Davis-Bacon Law. The pre- 
vailing wage is determined by the U.S. 
Department of Labor, and it reflects 
the dominant wage structure in a par- 
ticular area, usually the union scale. 

Each union participating in the work 
of the committee has a Davis-Bacon 
representative, and these representa- 
tives have created an information ex- 
change and are coordinating all matters 
pertaining to Davis-Bacon prevailing 
rates and enforcement. They meet pe- 
riodically to explore the best ways to 
monitor government and contractor ob- 
servance of Davis-Bacon regulations. 

The need to form this coordinating 
group was driven home when it was 
learned that a recent U.S. District Court 
ruling under the Freedom of Informa- 
tion Act permits unions to obtain cer- 
tified payroll information on non-union 

Many states now have so-called "Lit- 
tle Davis-Bacon Laws," and wage de- 
terminations by state agencies are being 
carefully scrutinized. The National Joint 
Heavy and Highway Committee is en- 
couraging the formation of subcommit- 
tees in every state for organizing activ- 
ities and monitoring purposes. 

There are HHCC field representa- 
tives in most states, and each repre- 
sentative comes from one of the six 
Continued on Page 13 

Equipped with hard hals and all-wealher jackets, the UBC representative and other trade unionists on the 
National Joint Heavy and Hifthway Committee visit construction sites to "talk up" project af^reements. 
Here they visit construction sites along the Metro subway system in Washington. D.C. 


The ABC's of ABC 


The Associated Builders and Con- 
tractors (ABC) formed in Baltimore, 
Md., in 1950, claims to be the voice of 
merit shop construction, providing the 
highest quality product at the most 
competitive cost without job interup- 
tions or stoppages. 

According to the 1981 president of 
ABC, "ABC is no longer the little kid 
on the block — the Association can offer 
the large contractor, as well as the 
small, something more than just mem- 
bership." At their 1985 convention, 
ABC claimed a membership of 17,000, 
estimated a "total dollar volume ap- 
proaching $220 billion," and claimed 
that "the open-shop share of the mar- 
ketplace is now estimated at 70% and 
will continue to grow." 

For years now all the union construc- 
tion trades have heard from ABC are 
these undisputed claims of increases in 
membership, increases in market share, 
and construction dollar volume done 
by open-shop contractors. We thought 
it was high time someone took a closer 
look to see just who ABC really is. To 
do this we obtained a copy of the 1984- 
85 ABC Membership Directory and 
analyzed their members by type, loca- 
tion, and dollar volume. This analysis 
revealed some very interesting facts 
about ABC and reinforced our opinion 
that ABC is the most anti-union orga- 
nization in America today. 

The ABC directory includes infor- 
mation on how to stop union organizing 
drives. They advise contractors to "tell 
employees about known racketeering. 
Communist participation, or other un- 
desirable activities in the union." They 
also advise to "tell employees your 
opinion about union policies and union 
leaders, even though in uncomplimen- 
tary terms." 

Here's what our analysis of ABC 
membership reveals: 

First, using ABC's own classifica- 
tion system in its directory, we broke 
down the membership by type of con- 
tractor and found that only 20.2% are 
general contractors (see membership 
breakdown). More importantly, 39.6% 
of its total membership are not con- 
tractors at all. If ABC's membership is 
increasing as it claims, are these in- 
creases due to more members like The 
Hanky Panky Store, Drug Emporium, 
and the Lancaster YMCA? 

Second, 76.4% of all member con- 
tractors do business of under $1 million. 
If ABC "is on a roll," as they claim, 
then who is doing the $220 billion worth 
of work, when their own directory re- 
veals that the average dollar volume of 
a general contractor is between $500,000 
and $750,000. 

Even worse, the average ABC mem- 
ber subcontractor does between $300,000 
and $500,000 worth of work. If you give 
the benefit of doubt and use the top 
dollar volume figure for both general 
and sub-contractors (i.e. $750,000 and 
$500,000 respectively) times the num- 
ber of members in each category, we 
find total ABC member contractors doing 
approximately $5.9 billion. If "merit 
shop contractors ..." have a "total 
dollar volume approaching $220 bil- 
lion," $214 billion is being done by non- 
ABC members. 

Third, looking at the location of ABC 
members we find one third of their 
membership located in the six states of 
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisi- 
ana, Tennessee, and Texas. In fact, one 
of every ten ABC members has a Texas 

address (see membership map). 

At this point you might ask, just what 
difference does all this make? Well, the 
next time you hear ABC claim to be 
the voice of the open-shop movement, 
ask them why their members are only 
doing $6 billion of the "$220 billion" 
open shop market. The next time you 
hear them talk about repeal of the 
Davis-Bacon Act, ask them if their 
member, the House of Chong, really 
cares. The next time you hear them 
testify before Congress against common 
situs picketing legislation, ask them if 
their member the Texas Dance Hall is 
really an opponent. The next time ABC 
claims 17,000 merit shop contractor 
members, ask them why 40% of their 
members are not contractors at all. 

For a state-by-state breakdown of 
ABC membership, dollar volume by 
type, and a listing of ABC banks, in- 
surance companies, lawyers, etc., call 
or write the National Joint Heavy and 
Highway Construction Committee. UUfi 

Reprinted from the September, 1985. issue 
o/Heavy and Highway News, official news- 
letter of the National Joint Heavy and High- 
way Construction Committee. 


General Contractors 




















Total Membership 



Percentage of Contractors 

Volume of Business 

Gen. & Subs. 



Did not include $ volume 




Under $300,000 












$750,000-$1 ,000,000 




$1 ,000,000-$3,000,000 








$6,000,000-$1 0,000,000 








Over $20,000,000 

Note the following: 



Under $1,000,000 




$1,000,000-$1 0,000,000 




Over $10,000,000 





APRIL, 1986 




■iiiiii liliM 

ABOVE: The American Express credit card facil- 
ity being built non-union in Greensboro. N.C. 
RIGHT: Members of Local 225 picket a Robin- 
son-Humphrey project in Atlanta. Ga.. on which 
non-union general contractor Puce Construction 
is working. Robinson-Humphrey . an American- 
E.xpress subsidiary, is an active real estate devel- 



To most Americans, the name Anr 
ican Express is almost synonymuu., 
with the credit card and travelers checks 
business, in which the company is the 
leading participant. The company's 
popular "Don't leave home without it" 
ad campaign theme has provided tre- 
mendous consumer recognition of these 
services. To Building Tradesmen, how- 
ever, American Express Company is 
much more than a credit card company. 
An examination of the multi-faceted 
financial services company and its sub- 
sidiaries reveals the company to be a 
major participant in commercial real 
estate development. It also maintains 
considerable relationships with Build- 
ing Trades' benefit funds through its 
asset management subsidiaries. 


On April 2, 1985, American Express 
announced plans to build a $4()-60 mil- 
lion credit card facility in Greensboro, 
N.C. Prior to the start of the project. 
General President Patrick J. Campbell 
and Building Trades President Robert 
J. Georgine corresponded with Ameri- 
can Express officials to ensure that 
union contractors be given an oppor- 

tunity to bid the project. A prompt 
response to President Campbell indi- 
cated that the project general contractor 
had not been selected and "that it is 
neither the intention nor the desire of 
American Express to exclude any group 
of viable contractors from the the bid- 
ding process." Within two weeks, work 
on the project started with a non-union 
contractor, Carlson Builders of Atlanta, 
Ga., in charge. Union general contrac- 
tors and subcontractors seeking to bid 
the project were given the word that 
the project was already let. 

Protests from Campbell produced a 
subsequent meeting with American Ex- 
press Chairman James D. Robinson III. 
a prominent member of the Business 
Roundtable, which resulted in new as- 
surances that union contractors would 
be provided an opportunity to bid re- 
maining portions of the project. Given 
recent developments on the project, 
Robinson's assurances do not appear 
meaningful, as many fair contractors 
employing local building tradesmen have 
apparently failed to receive serious con- 
sideration for the bulk of the work. The 
most recent arrival on the project is 
Shields Inc., the largest non-union dry- 
wall contractor in North Carolina. 

American Express' failure to seri- 

ously consider union contractors in the 
construction of its new credit card fa- 
cility seems to be merely symptomatic 
of the approach taken by American 
Express and its subsidiaries engaged in 
real estate development business. Re- 
ports from Atlanta, Ga.. show several 
projects of Robinson-Humphrey De- 
velopers, an American Express subsid- 
iary, to be utilizing non-union general 
contractors. One project is a $60 million 
Intercontinental Hotel job on which 
Pace Construction is the general con- 
tractor. Charter Builders is the non- 
union general contractor on another 
Robinson-Humphrey commercial office 
complex project. The general contrac- 
tors on both of these sites are presently 
being picketed by Local 255 in Atlanta. 
Other subsidiaries such as The Balcor 
Company Inc.. and The Boston Com- 
pany Inc., are actively engaged 
throughout the country in real estate 
development making American Ex- 
press one of the largest diversified de- 
velopers in the country. 

The actions of American Express and 
its subsidiaries in denying union con- 
tractors the opportunity to bid con- 
struction work are all too common in 
today's business environment where it 
is open season on unions. What is 





Credit Cards 
Travelers Checks 


Shearson Asset 
Lehman Managem.ent 
The BalcoT Company 
The Boston Company 
Bernstein-Macaulay Inc. 

The corporate 
structure of Ameri- 
can Express shows 
it to be a multifa- 
ceted financial 
services company 
providing a variety 
of services to 
unions and their 
members, including 
investment man- 
agement of worker 
benefit funds. 

particularly disturbing in the case of 
American Express is the fact that the 
company benefits rather handsomely 
from financial relationships with Build- 
ing Trades' unions, their members, and 
members' retirement funds. 

OutHned above are the various facets 
of American Express' financial net- 
work, while the diagram below provides 
an overview of how American Express 
subsidiaries reap considerable revenues 
as investment managers of Building 
Trades' pension funds. 

The leading money maker for the 
company is its Travel Related Services 
division with 20 miUion American Ex- 
press Cards in circulation. With all 
divisions combined, American Express 
made over $810 million in profits for 

While the number of trade unionists 
utilizing the company's credit card is 
undoubtedly high, of particular interest 
is the relationships maintained by the 
benefit funds of affiliated Building 
Trades' unions with the company's In- 
vestment Services subsidiaries. Amer- 
ican Express' key investment services 
company is Shearson Lehman Brothers 
Inc., produced by a marriage of Shear- 
son and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb 
in 1984. Shearson Lehman provides 
investment banking services, commer- 

cial paper, municipal bonds, and future 
trading, and various trading operations 
for institutional investors, such as pen- 
sions. Major Shearson Lehman Broth- 
ers Inc . , subsidiaries include the follow- 
ing companies: The Robinson-Humphrey 
Company Inc.; The Balcor Company; 
The Boston Company Inc.; Bernstein- 
Macaulay Inc.; Shearson Asset Man- 
agement, Inc.; and Lehman Manage- 
ment Co. Inc. Each of these companies 
provides asset management services for 
union pension funds. 


The current edition of the Money 
Market Directory, a directory of cor- 
porate, public, and union pension funds, 
indicates that American Express in- 
vestment management subsidiaries re- 
ceive considerable union business. The 
total assets of Building Trades pension 
funds managed in part by American 
Express subsidiaries is nearly $5 billion. 
An additional $5 billion in non-Building 
Trades union pension funds is also man- 
aged in whole or in part by company 
subsidiaries. In managing a major por- 
tion of these funds, American Express 
subsidiaries annually receive millions 

of dollars in management fees. Addi- 
tionally, brokerage fees are earned by 
company subsidiaries for services pro- 
vided the funds. 

The picture painted by the above 
information poses an all too familiar 
scenario: Workers' retirement money 
being managed by companies for a 
handsome fee, while these same com- 
panies pursue construction activities 
using non-union contractors. Aggres- 
sive action is imperative to turn the tide 
on this growing anti-unionism. IJ!jfj 


Any member who has information 
on the construction activities of any 
American Express subsidiary should 
contact his or her business agent with 
such information. Agents are re- 
quested to contact the Special Projects 
Department at the UBC General Of- 
fices in Washington, D.C., with the 
information. Also, any information 
available on existing financial relation- 
ships with American Express or its 
subsidiaries is requested. 


Please turn to Page 40 for a statement by 
General President Campbell on the invest- 
ment of pension funds. 




Lehman Mgt. 
Shearson Assets Mgt. 
The Balcor Co. 
The Boston Co. 





APRIL, 1986 



"Shocking and disnnaying" was the reaction of 
Boston Mayor Raymond J. Flynn to a Reagan 
Administration official's comment that the homeless 
are not a concern of the federal government. 

James C. Miller III, director of the White House 
Office of Management and Budget, told the House 
Budget Committee that the rising number of home- 
less in the nation "tugs on one's heart strings," but 
the problem is "not a federal responsibility." 

When Miller said that the Reagan budget had 
programs like the Community Services Block 
Grants to help states with the homeless, Rep. Mike 
Lowry (D-Wash.) pointed out that the Administration 
proposed axing the program in 1987 and eliminat- 
ing $70 million targeted for the homeless in the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Boston Mayor Flynn went further, saying that 
Reagan cuts in job training, housing, and health 
care "have contributed directly to the increase in 
the number of homeless people on the streets of 


Secretary of Labor William E. Brock has an- 
nounced that the Office of Pension and Welfare 
Benefit Programs (OPWBP) has been renamed the 
Pension and Welfare Benefit Administration 

Dennis M. Kass has been named assistant secre- 
tary and David M. Walker, deputy assistant secre- 

According to Secretary Brock, "A fundamental re- 
sponsibility of the United States Department of La- 
bor is to protect the retirement income security of 
American workers. The new organization and lead- 
ership will allow more effective and efficient admin- 
istration of the department's areas of responsibility 
under the Employee Retirement Income Security 
Act (ERISA) and strengthen the department's lead- 
ership role in the development of national retire- 
ment income policy." 


Construction industry representatives testified be- 
fore the House Education and Labor Committee 
recently regarding the apparent increase in sub- 
stance abuse in the construction industry. A 
spokesman from Daniels International Corporation 
stated that one out of five construction workers has 
a drug problem which results in "billions of dollars" 
of losses from accidents, lost productivity, and in- 
creased compensation and insurance rates. Daniels 
is a non-union construction firm. Building Trades 
representatives did not testify at the hearings. 


Construction of new homes rose a strong 1 5.7% 
in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 
2.1 million units, the Commerce Department re- 

January's housing start rate was the highest 
since February 1 984 and was nearly 1 6% above 
the 1 .8 million rate one year ago. In December 
starts increased 9.1%, not the 17.5% originally esti- 
mated by the department. 

Commenting on the report. Commerce Secretary 
Malcolm Baldrige expressed guarded optimism. De- 
spite the large gain in January starts, he said de- 
posits at the nation's thrift institutions "remain slug- 
gish, loan qualifying standards have been tightened, 
and vacancy rates for rental housing in some re- 
gions are high. Thus, while boom conditions are not 
likely, we can look fonward to a year of further gains 
from 1985's total." 


The first national teleconference on Acquired Im- 
mune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the Work- 
place, co-sponsored by The Bureau of National Af- 
fairs, Inc., and the Public Broadcasting Service, will 
be transmitted March 26 to more than 1 00 sites 

The teleconference will provide a forum for a 
comprehensive investigation and discussion of the 
legal and medical issues, public implications, and 
employer/employee concerns of AIDS in the work- 
place. The seminar will bring together top public 
health officials, attorneys, policymakers, insurance 
representatives, corporate and union officials, and 
gay rights advocates. More than 2,000 people are 
expected to attend. 


President Reagan, in his State of the Union ad- 
dress, said he wants to go ahead in spending $600 
million for research on a jetliner that could fly from 
Washington to Tokyo in two hours. 

In the budget he sent to Congress, Reagan also 
proposed ending the $670 million a year subsidy to 
Amtrak, which carries 21 million passengers a year, 
1 1 million in the Northeast corridor. The cut would 
put Amtrak into bankruptcy. 



Brotherhood stems 
from the heart, . . 

Fifth District Representative Mike Shetland 
of St. Paul. Minn., served the Brotherhood long 
and well. He died February 9 following a strug- 
gle against a virus infection and heart failure. 
On the day before he died he wrote a letter to 
General President Patrick J. Campbell. In it he 
expressed his personal thoughts about the 

Dear Sir and Brother: 

There are far too many phrases and 
cliches spoken in the labor movement. 
But leaders of vision have a way of 
speaking; visualizing and cutting right 
to the heart of truth: The reason for the 
existance of our organization is people. 
Not abstract statistics but indimduals, 
with needs, dreams and hopes which 
could not be fulfilled unless they associ- 
ated with other individuals into an or- 
ganization such as ours. 

I know you were tired when you gave 
your wrap-up speech in Denver. Also I 
know that even when tired, you gather 
energy while you speak and can really 

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, 
but your speech at the Denver Leader- 
ship Conference literally moved me to 
tears. Brotherhood — a damn good prior- 
ity goal for the UBC. 

Brotherhood stems from the heart, not 
from the mouth. It's proven by actions 
that are taken; priorities that are made; 
and is the truest measure of an organi- 
zation such as ours, because without it, 
it is harder to achieve our other impor- 
tant functions such as negotiating for 
agreements, training apprentices, etc. 

Since I first joined, I've had a special 
feeling about the UBC, and this is really 
a long-winded letter of thanks and ap- 
preciation that I will never be able to 
express properly in words. I will try to 
say thank you by returning the same 
sense of Brotherhood to my fellow mem- 
bers and maybe instilling a few people 
with this feeling along the way. 

During my recent "trials" because of 
unexpected deterioration of my heart 
due to a virus of all things, the support 
of friends and associates in the UBC 
has helped me so much. It's impossible 
for me to express what this support has 
meant to me. 

Leon Greene who is retired, of course, 
has fielded an incredible number of 
phone calls, relieving my wife of some of 
the burdens she has faced. You and Sig- 
urd Lucassen cleared up insurance 
problems when they arose. The Depart- 
ment of Organization has been great. I 
wish I could show you the stack of cards 
I've received — It's at least 8" high. Not 
just signed cards, but cards with letters, 
some almost poetic, that have lent me 
support and strength. 

I am truly lucky and blessed. The 
Brotherhood in the UBC is not an empty 
word. Our organization has HEART. 



Mike Shotland 

A Wife Expresses Her Gratitude 

Dear Mr., Campbell: 

I want to send my heartfelt 
thanks to you and to the Brother- 
hood for the generosity and kind- 
ness you showed to Michael and 
me during his illness and now in 
his death. 

Michael lived his life by the prin- 
ciples of the Brotherhood. In doing 
so he not only enriched m.y life per- 
sonally, but the lives of all working 
men and women. 

Michael was extremely proud of 
his position as your Representative. 

He showed a generosity c>f spirit 
and a level of integrity in all his 
dealings that made all those asso- 
ciated with him proud to know him 
in return. 

The Brotherhood's kindness to- 
wards us in these last months has 
reconfirmed my faith in the good- 
ness and rightness of the labor 
movement as a whole and the 
Brotherhood in particular. 


Jaye Rykunyk Shotland 


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Words We Seldom Hear These Days 


Many newspapers and magazines have 
regular features that are focused on 
increasing our word power, well worth 
anyone's time. However the purpose 
of this article is not to suggest new 
words in your vocabulary but to talk 
about some of the words we once used 
and now rarely hear. 

At the turn of the century, the black- 
snake was found on practically every 
farm. Today, anyone under fifty would 
shrug in doubt at mention of the name. 
The blacksnake was a leather whip, 
braided over a pliable core, having a 
loop for the user's wrist. If one drove 
a "surrey with the fringe on top," it 
also was equipped with a blacksnake 
to prod the horses to a trot. 

Mention a caddy to a woman today 
and she would invariably associate the 
word with a golf course. But years ago 
a caddy was a tin box that held tea. 

coffee, or condiments. A Barlow was 
a single-bladed jack-knife named after 
its inventor, a favorite among the boys. 

Clapboards were split from timber by 
use of a frow, mallet, and brake. The 
clapboard was the forerunner of the 
shingle on a roof. A firkin was a wooden 
cask made to hold butter or lard. Nog- 
gins were small wooden cups found in 
most homes. Madder did not indicate 
increased anger but referred to a plant 
used to make dye. Johnny cakes pre- 
ceded the present day pancake. Pattens 
were wooden overshoes, generally used 
for barnyard work at the turn of the 
century. Now the wooden shoes are 
gone, and so are the men (and women) 
who wore them. 

Silver coins were designated by bits. 

Two bits was 25 cents; six bits, 75 

cents. A Picayune was a half bit. A 

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After more than a year of discussion, the Cana- 
dian Labor Market and Productivity Centre has es- 
tablished a sector committee for the construction 

The committee, approved by the centre's board 
of governors, has been formed to analyse, advise 
on, and undertake projects related to labor markets 
and productivity issues as they affect Canada's 
construction industry. 

An equal number of labor and management offi- 
cials have been appointed to the 12-man sector 
committee. All are members of the National Joint 
Committee — formed by the unionized contractors' 
sector of the Canadian Contruction Association and 
the Canadian Executive Board of the Building and 
Construction Trades Department. 

Norman Wilson, chairman of the Canadian Exec- 
utive Board, and Robert McMurdo, chairman of 
CCA's unionized contractors' sector, will co-chair 
the new body which was formed to make recom- 
mendations on how to raise Canadian productivity, 
report on labor market requirements and increase 


During the past decade, Canadian women have 
started to make their presence felt in organized 
labor, and the effect has been a steady erosion of 
the intolerance that once kept them politically off 
balance even in their own unions. 

Now, with the proportion of women in unions 
growing steadily, both sexes are starting to accept 
that women and women's issues are at least half of 
what union work is about. 

In 1962 women constituted 16.4% of Canadian 
union members; in 1972 they made up 24.2%. By 
1982 they made 32.3% of membership, almost 
twice as much as 20 years earlier. 

But women still get paid less than men. A 1985 
booklet on women's issues published by the Cana- 
dian Union of Public Employees reports that Cana- 
dian "women with the same education and skills as 
men doing similar work are paid from $6,000 to 
$10,000 a year less." 


The Ontario Government plans legislation that 
would protect workers who currently lose wages 
they are owed when an employer becomes bank- 
rupt or insolvent. 

A recent report of an inquiry into the problem 
says workers lost a potential $10-million in wages 
and benefits in a year-long period ending in March 

Saying existing protection for workers is inade- 
quate, the report urges the Government to set up a 
fund to compensate workers quickly for up to two 
months of unpaid wages. The Ministry of Labor 
would then have the power to got after a company 
or its owners and directors for 1 V2 times the money 
paid out of the fund. 


New Democratic Party researchers say their anal- 
ysis of the Conservative government's first budget 
indicates close to 50,000 jobs could be lost this 
year and another 100,000 lost next year due to tax 
increases and program cuts contained in the 

And they say the budget measures will mean a 
tax increase of $500 for the ordinary Canadian fam- 
ily next year as a result of the extra two cents a litre 
gasoline tax, the increase in federal sales tax, the 
de-indexation of personal exemptions, old age se- 
curity pensions, the family allowance, and the elimi- 
nation of previously scheduled tax cuts. 

But if the budget is tough on ordinary Canadians, 
it is not tough on the rich. The Conservatives have 
backed off on their promise of a maximum tax on 
the wealthy and given a huge $500 million capital 
gains tax holiday. 

And while the federal government by 1990-91 
will have collected $4.1 billion more in personal 
income taxes and $2.6 billion more in sales taxes, it 
will have received $2.2 billion less in corporate 

The New Democrats say they will work "against 
another budget that takes more away from ordinary 
Canadians" and for a budget that makes the 
wealthy pay their fair share. They pledge to press 
the government to take leadership in setting targets 
to reduce unemployment, and invest in resource 
upgrading, community development, technological 
development, housing, and municipal projects. 


The value of building permits issued in 1985 
could surpass $19 billion — an increase of more than 
20% over 1984 — Statistics Canada reported in Jan- 

Despite a slackening of building intentions during 
October — the latest month for which figures were 
available — it appears 1985 will be the best year 
since 1981 for construction activity, agency official 
Gaetan Lemay said. 

Should the value of permits issued in November 
and December remain high, that would also sug- 
gest that a relatively-healthy level of construction 
activity will continue at least into the first few 
months of this year. 



'Blueprint for 
Cure' Contributions 
Go to Diabetes 
Research Center 

In its determined assault on diabetes, 
the Diabetes Research Institute relies 
heavily on support from the Diabetes 
Research Institute Foundation (for- 
merly the Juvenile Diabetes Research 
Foundation). The Foundation, formed 
in 1971 by a small group of parents of 
children with diabetes, is continually 
meeting the needs of people with the 
disease and their families through ed- 
ucation, information, and counseling. 
The Foundation also strives to expand 
public awareness of the severity of 
diabetes, and to accelerate research 
oriented to finding a cure. 

The Foundation has become a sig- 
nificant and successful funder of dia- 
betes research. The Foundation pi- 
oneered the "centers of excellence" 
approach to acceleration of diabetes 
research, which resulted in creation of 
the Institute. Continuing Foundation 
support has advanced the Institute to 
the forefront of diabetes research. 

In 1980 a group of major donors 
launched an endowment program under 
Foundation auspices to create chairs 
for the Institute's distinguished scien- 
tific leaders. The first endowed, chair, 
established with a $1 million commit- 
ment, is named the Mary Lou Held 
Professor of Medicine and Scientific 
Director of the Diabetes Research In- 
stitute, and is occupied by Dr. Daniel 
H. Mintz. 

Today the Institute also benefits from 
grants and awards bestowed upon mem- 
bers of its faculty — a key measure of 
high esteem which the Institute has 
earned within the scientific community. 

The Foundation's fundraising efforts 
span the entire year and comprise a 
full, varied schedule of special events 
and activities through which corpora- 
tions, service organizations, and indi- 
viduals in South Florida, the state, and 
the nation give unstintingly of their time 
and resources. 

In addition to fund raising, the Foun- 
dation provides a wide array of services 
and programs such as a speakers bu- 
reau, diabetes screening programs, 
family support group programs, physi- 
cian referrals, a comprehensive edu- 
cation program providing literature and 
information, and a bimonthly newspa- 
per, "Focus on Diabetes," that brings 
information and hope on a continuing 
basis to some 20,000 recipients. 

Individuals and organizations who 
make contributions to the UBC's Blue- 

print for Cure campaign are helping the 
work of the Foundation. This is our 
most recent list of contributors: 

Helen Domaniewitz, John Raymond 
Earp Sr., Virginia Kenyan, Myles 
Mcintosh, Douglas Matejovsky, Ralph 
R. Reichman, Gene M. Slater, Albert 
L. Spring, Robert H. Strenger, B. R. 
Upton, William Wood, and Sam Za- 

Local Unions 200, 483, 971, 1126, 
1280, and 1509. 

Illinois State Council and Pennsyl- 
vania State Council. 

A donation in memory of Arthur Har- 
kins Sr. 

Local Unions 48, 181, 223, 261, 287, 
377, 1146, 1421, 1456, and 1672. 

Ohio State Council and New York 
State Labor-Management Committee. 

Fred E. Carter, Davis H. Crocker, 
Kathy L. Krieger, Patrick O'Dea, Adam 
Petrovich, Chester Prystowski, George 
Vest Jr., and Michael Zumpano. 

Check donations to the "Blueprint for 
Cure" campaign should be made out to 
"Blueprint for Cure" and mailed to 
General President Patrick J. Campbell, 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America, 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 


Diabetes has long been an under- 
estimated disease with regard to its 
severity, its incidence, and the widely 
held belief that insulin had solved the 
problem. Diabetes is a serious chronic 
disease directly affecting as many as 
12 million Americans, including 3 mil- 
lion young people dependent on in- 
sulin injections. Insulin is a treatment, 
not a cure. 

You should know the facts: 

• Diabetes results from a relative 
or absolute deficiency of insulin, a 
hormone produced by the beta cells 
of the islets of Langerhans of the 

• The National Commission on Di- 
abetes reports that diabetes is the 
third leading cause of death from 
disease in the United States. 

• The average American born to- 
day has a better than one-in-five chance 
of developing diabetes, or becoming 
a carrier of this silent killer. 

• Diabetes is the leading cause of 
new blindness in the United States. 

• Average life expectancy is re- 
duced by approximately one-third. 

• The complications of diabetes, 
afflicting the blood vessels and nerv- 
ous system, affect virtually every or- 
gan in the body, producing such man- 
ifestations as blindness, kidney 
disease, bladder dysfunction, stroke, 
impotence , and gangrene , which often 
leads to amputation of limbs. 

Heavy and Highway 

Continued from Page 6 

international unions which make up the 
national committee. In addition, the 
states are divided into 10 regions for 
closer coordination of the committee 

The committee maintains a list of 
double-breasted contractors, those 
contractors who have both union and 
non-union operations. Through the 
CIIN, committee members are in- 
formed when these contractors bid or 
work non-union. 

Several years ago the national com- 
mittee attempted to establish a formal 
labor-management committee for the 
purpose of making long-range plans, so 
that union contractors could bid suc- 
cessfully on jobs. The national contrac- 
tors advised the committee at that time 
that all they needed from organized 
labor was a document which allowed 
them to be competitive with non-union 
contractors in bidding on projects. Even 
though the committee was interested in 
a broader approach, it began negotia- 
tions on a "heavy and highway con- 
struction agreement" to cover initially 
those states in which the non-union 
competition was the most serious. After 
seven negotiating sessions, the National 
Joint Committee arrived at a highway 
construction agreement which covered 
16 states and was signed by the six 
general presidents of the member unions. 

Shortly after this, the same contrac- 
tors who had asked for such an agree- 
ment advised the committee that they 
were not in a position at that time to 
sign a national construction agreement 
and any future agreements would have 
to be on a project-by-project basis. In 
spite of the fact that the committee still 
believes the proper approach is a multi- 
state agreement, it has changed its pol- 
icy to allow the highway construction 
agreement to be applied on a project- 
by-project basis. 

This agreement has been sent to the 
contractors in the Construction Indus- 
try Information Network along with 
appropriate application forms. These 
contractors have also been advised that 
the basic agreement can be used on 
projects other than highway construc- 
tion, depending upon the degree of non- 
union competition the contractor faces. 

Areas of heavy and highway work 
across the United States are now care- 
fully targeted, and the National Joint 
Heavy and Highway Committee ex- 
pects to put more skilled, union Build- 
ing Tradesmen to work in 1986 as it 
pursues project agreements in earnest. 
Union members still get only a portion 
of the total work in the industry, but 
its portion is expected to increase sub- 
stantially in the years ahead. UDC 

APRIL, 1986 



From turtle shells to metal barrels to hard boiled hats^ 
over the years head protection has remained smart fashion. 

What can withstand the impact of a 
five-pound hammer falling eight feet, 
comes in a rainbow of colors, has been 
in use since the time of Constantine the 
Great (about A.D. 306), and weighs less 
than a pound? It's your occupational 
head protection, or hard hat, of course. 

According to the E.D. Bullard Co. 
of Sausalito, Calif., they invented "hard 
boiled hats" in 1919 and began pro- 
moting their use in mines here and 
abroad. By the late 1920s many large 
American companies were reporting 
substantial decreases in scalp injuries 
and days of lost time due to such 
injuries. In the early 1930s UBC con- 
struction crews on the Colorado River's 
Boulder Dam were wearing "hard 
boiled" hats. And by the late 1930s, 
the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., was touted as the world's 
first all-hard-hat construction job. 

For World War II, the military adapted 
World War I's shallow, heavy, pan of 

steel with its padded leather lining to 
develop the lightweight steel or plastic 
helmet that became widely used in the 
civilian industrial sector. 

Although Bullard lays claim to the 
American invention of the hard hat, 
anthropologists for the National Geo- 
graphic Society report, "Those hard 
hats worn on building sites trace their 
lineage to the first cavedweller who put 
a turtle shell on his head to ward off 
falling rocks." Constantine the Great 
ordered work crews to wear metal battle 
helmets to protect themselves from fall- 
ing masonry while building the Egyptian 
obelisk in Rome's Circus Maximus over 
1,600 years ago. And helmets found in 
the ruins of Corinth in Greece are said 
to date back about 2,300 years. 

Today federal law requires your em- 
ployer to provide you with a hard hat, 
if the work site requires it. And all hard 
hats must meet the American National 
Standard Institute's Safety Require- 

Piclured al top are World War II ship- 
wrights who donned metal hard hats for 
protection as they stepped up their pro- 
duction to 140 ships per month. Al hollom. 
coal miners in the 1800s wore lamps on 
their hard hats to aid visihilitw 

During the 1984 restoration of the cable 
cars in San Francisco, Calif, hard-halted 
workers installed the sheave wheels. 

In 1918 the steel-hel- 
meled "doughboy" 
of World War I he- 
came the trademark 
of Doughboy Wheat 
Flour produced by 
the Mennel Milting 
Co. of Toledo, Ohio. 





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A 1930s southwcsler-.sivU hard luil with a 
metal lamp bracket for a carbide lamp. 

A IJth Century Norman knight added a 
flat-lop. barrel helmet lo his armor of 
banded mail. It proved to be fatally im- 
practical. Enemy weapons didn't glance 
off the barrel, and the helmet so com- 
pletely enclosed the head of the warrior 
and was so supported by a padded cap 
covering the head that a blow on the side 
of the helmet would place the wearer on 
the list of casualties almost immediately. 



Loggers in 1918 wearing World War I steel helmets knew the value of head 
protection as they felled the Douglas fir. . . at least two of them did. 

Caring for your hard hat 

Exposure to sun, heat, cold, chemi- 
cals, and ultra-violet rays all work to 
deteriorate your hard hat, making it un- 
safe as well as uncomfortable. But 
proper care and maintenance can en- 
sure that your helmet offers reliable, 
comfortable protection. 

The hard hat is composed of a shell, 
to deflect falhng objects, and a suspen- 
sion system, to absorb impact energy. 
The shell should be examined for 
cracks on a regular basis. If any are 
present, no matter how thin they seem 
to be, the helmet should be replaced. 
Cracks will spread and widen in time. 
Exposure to heat, sun, and chemicals 
will make your shell brittle and stiff. 
Replace it if there is a visible craze 

Any hat that has sustained an impact 
should be immediately replaced, even if 
there is no apparent damage. 

The suspension system holds the 
shell in place on the head, and holds 
the shell away from the head, allowing 
free circulation of air. Most systems 
should be replaced once a year since 

they become worn and damaged. Hair 
oils, perspiration, and normal wear 
cause various parts to crack, fray, and 

You can prolong the life of your pro- 
tective headgear by cleaning the sus- 
pension and shell as a part of a regular 
inspection program. A wet sponge or 
soft brush with a mild detergent and 
water will remove dirt and stains with- 
out damage. 

The proper use and treatment of your 
hard hat can also prolong its life, and 
yours. Don't carry anything in your 
helmet, the space is there to cushion a 
blow to the head. Don't alter or modify 
the shell other than in accordance with 
the manufacturer's instructions. And 
don't paint your helmet; the paint may 
have solvents which could make it brit- 
tle and crack easily. Decals, such as 
the UBC hard hat decal, may be ap- 
plied without causing damage. In fact, 
a recent National Labor Relations 
Board decision upheld a worker's legal 
right to wear a union decal on his hard 

merits for Industrial Head Protection. 
All helmets have a dome-shaped shell 
of one-piece construction. Type I head- 
gear has a continous brim that is at 
least I'/i inches wide all around the hat. 
Type II helmets have no brim, but a 
peak that extends forward from the 
crown. Hard hats are divided into four 
classes which are determined by var- 
ious factors including insulation resist- 
ance, flammability, and water absorp- 
tion. Each class is intended for use in 
specific circumstances. 

A series of tests is performed on all 
headgear before classification. The im- 
pact resistance test requires that hel- 
mets transmit an average force of not 
more than 850 pounds. In addition, no 
individual helmet shall transmit a force 
of more than 1,000 pounds. 

The test procedure for penetration 
resistance involves the placement of a 
helmet underneath a one-pound plumb 
bob with a steel point. The plumb bob 
is then dropped 10 feet to strike the 
shell within a three-inch circle. Class 
A and B helmets shall not be pierced 
more than Vs inch and Class C, not 
more than Vw inch. 

All headgear is restricted in weight 
to only 15.5 ounces — less than one 
pound. And an important, but little 
known, ANSI standard says that, "In- 
dustrial protective helmets should not 
be stored on the rear-window shelf of 
an automobile, because the sunlight and 
extreme heat may cause degradation 
that will adversely affect the degree of 
protection they provide. ..." 

Two types of materials are presently 
used by manufacturers of protective 
headgear. Each offers the same impact 
protection, but different degrees of pro- 
tection from electrical shock. Ther- 
moplastic helmets offer the maximum 
electrical shock protection — from up to 
30,000 volts, while fiberglass protects 
the wearer from up to 2,200 volts. 

Thermoplastic hats and caps are the 
more popular of the two. They are less 
expensive and provide better protection 
against electrical shock, but are not as 
heat resistant as fiberglass. Fiberglass 
helmets do not support combustion and 
will not melt; they are useful in situa- 
tions where high heat is a hazard, but 
there is no danger from electrical con- 
tact. Aluminum headgear is no longer 
made because of its high cost and lack 
of resistance to electricity. 

Prior to the implementation of the 
Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration in the early 1970s, when 
head protection became mandatory in 
many industries, several organizations 
had developed to promote the use of 
hard hats. One such group, known as 
the Turtle Club, was founded in 1946 

Continued on Page 17 

APRIL, 1986 



Congress' Record on 
Worker's Issues Better 
In 1985 Than 1984 

Congress in 1985 generally showed more 
support for issues affecting working people, 
including taxes and trade, than it did in 1984, 
according to an AFL-CIO "report card" on 
the first session of the 99th Congress. 

"Despite a generally negative political 
climate, there was a marked improvement 
in congressional voting on issues of impor- 
tance to working men and women," AFL- 
CIO President Lane Kirkland commented. 
"Much of the credit for this improvement 
was due to hard work at the grassroots by 
our affiliates and legislative action commit- 
tees." Kirkland added. 

Labor's most notable 1985 success came 
in the area of ta.\ reform, including the defeat 
in the House of President Reagan's proposals 
to ta,\ employee benefits and to eliminate 
the federal la.x deduction for state and local 
taxes, Kirkland said, "The battle to preserve 
these victories has been transferred to the 
Senate," he noted. 

"Labor's biggest setback," Kirkland said, 
was the House defeat of a modest plant 
closing protection bill "which simply re- 
quired employers to notify workers 90 days 
prior to a permanent shutdown and to consult 
with the employees about possible alterna- 
tives." Calling the bill the "most important 
workers' rights initiative in recent years," 
he criticized "weak-kneed Democrats" who 
provided the margin of its 208-203 defeat. 

On trade, "an explosion of pent-up back- 
home pressure forced this issue to the 
congressional center stage as lawmakers 
returned from the August recess after listen- 
ing to constituent outrage over lost jobs, 
padlocked plants, and depressed communi- 
ties." Kirkland said. A bill to limit textile, 
apparel, shoe, and copper imports was ap- 
proved overwhelmingly by both the House 
and Senate, but just short of the margins 
needed to override President Reagan's veto. 

The 1985 report card was based on 17 roll 
call votes in the House and 21 in the Senate. 
Other issues included the Gramm-Rudman- 
Hollings budget-balancing act. pay equity 
for women, farm worker sanitation. Super- 
fund toxic cleanup, and sanctions against 
South Africa. 

In the House, the report said. Democrats 
improved their voting records to 809? with 
labor compared to 749? in 1984. Republican 
support remained nearly the same at 21% in 
1985 as against 229? in 1984. 

In the Republican-led Senate. Democrats 
voted with labor i<(V'r of the time compared 
with 759-? in 1984. Republicans supported 
labor's position 249? of the time compared 
with 199? in 1984. 

The Political Picture 

The U.S. Congressional elections next 
November will be a critical test for the two 
major political parties. The Democrats want 
to recapture the majority in the U.S. Senate 

Show Your Support 

Let your co-workers know that you 
support the efforts of the Carpenters 
Legislative Improvement Committee 
(CLIO to improve your lot in life. 
CLIC has representatives working al- 
most daily in the halls of Congress 
and the state legislatures on behalf of 
needed legislation. 

Show your support by contributing 
$2 to CLIC and receive in return a 
decal like the one above for your hard 
hat. Let 'em know you've contrib- 

Some are built solid 
. . . and some not so 

and produce some fresh, winning faces for 
the elections of 1988. Many Democrats be- 
lieve that they will not have a better oppor- 
tunity to elect Congressional representatives 
for the rest of the century than they have 
this year. 

The Republicans will consider it a major 
victory if they hold on to their current control 
of the Senate. The odds makers point out 
that the Democrats have fewer senate seats 
at stake — 22 vs 12. In the next test of the 
Senate in 1988. the numbers could reverse 
and favor the Republicans. 

Meanwhile, the Democrats are expected 
to retain control of the House of Represen- 
tatives, since the edge is already 252-183. 
and many Democratic seats are judged to 
be "safe." 

Political analysis say the GOP will have 
its best "window of opportunity" in 1992. 
when results of the 1990s census should 
increase the Republican grip on the West 
and the Sunbelt. 

VBC Exhibit 
Schedule for '86 

The United Brotherhood's centen- 
nial exhibit. "Building America." has 
completed its 1985 tour. A highlight 
of the 1985 schedule was its display 
in the North Plaza of the U.S. De- 
partment of Labor in Washington. 

There is still available lime to 
schedule its display in other parts of 
the country before the General Con- 
vention in October, according to Gen- 
eral Secretary John S. Rogers. Any 
local union or council considering the 
display of the exhibit during the com- 
ing months should discuss the matter 
with General Secretary Rogers. 

] he lop 12 llo('i\ of the East London 
apartment huildm^, leaning like the Tower 
of Pisa hut still intact. 

If you've been in the construction 
industry long enough, you've occasion- 
ally heard someone say, referring to 
today's high-rise buildings. "They don't 
build them like they use to . . .". 

Whoever said that may occasionally 
be right, but consider the toughness of 
a building erected in England in 1968 
and demolished last year. 

And then consider what happened 
last year to a modern office building 
erected in Nashville. Tenn., by non- 
union labor when a portion of the build- 
ing collapsed following a rainstorm. 

The structurally-sound building in 
England was a 2 1 -story apartment 
building in East London, erected 18 
years ago "using a French industrial- 
ized system," nccordingto Engineering 
News Record. 

The industry magazine reports that 
the demolition crew for the East Lon- 
don job managed to knock away only 
the first nine floors in its controlled 
explosion. The 12 top stories, although 
leaning by 10 degrees when the dust 
settled, stood relatively intact with un- 
broken windows! An estimated 1,000 
charges were laid on the ground, sec- 
ond, fourth, sixth, and eighth floors of 
the building. 

The Greater London Council, owner 
of the building, claims it never expected 
the blast to bring down all 21 stories 
although it hoped the remnants would 
only be two to four stories high. 

According to John Keefe, project 
manager for the council, the major 



The Parkview Towei office budding in NashxiUe, Tenn , lecently 
suffeied damage. An outer wall gave way duiing a rainstorm, 
injuring none but leaving the occupants thunderstruck and ex- 
posed to the weather. The building, we are told, was built non- 
union. — Nashville Banner Photograph. 

problem was insufficient preweakening 
of the entire structure. Once the explo- 
sives were set off, the preweakened 
joints were supposed to create a void 
inside large enough for the upper stories 
to fall into. 

L.E. Jones (Demolition) Ltd., Lon- 
don, which won the $550,000 demolition 
contract earlier this year, declined to 
add to statemeiits issued by the council. 

An official from the U.K.'s National 
Federation of Demolition Contractors 
Ltd., says the contractors most likely 
were concerned that more explosives 
would cause the upper portion of the 
building to blow out, not down, dam- 
aging surrounding property with flying 

The council says Jones will use the 
conventional wrecking ball to destroy 
the remaining stories and then clear the 
rubble within the original 1 1-week con- 
tract period. 

8.5 Million Out Of 
Work In February 

"Seven percent unemployment," Oswald 
continued, "is normally associated with 
recession, not 'recoveries.' We've made no 
progress since May 1984 and are still dis- 
playing no national will to make progress." 

Watch AiRSTfCShs making 
a better America . . . 

The nation's civilian unemployment rate 
jumped to 7.3% in February from 6.7% in 
January, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. La- 
bor Department reported. 

The high jobless rate had been improving 
slowly since last summer, but February's 
rise returned it to the level that prevailed 
throughout the first half of 1985. 

In February 8.5 million Americans, their 
ranks swelled by 700,000, looked for work 
but couldn't find any. The department said, 
"This unusual increase was concentrated in 
certain groups in the economy. Two-thirds 
occurred in just three states — California, 
Texas and Illinois; one quarter was among 
Hispanics; and, almost three quarters was 
among workers aged 25 and over. 

Most major labor force groups showed 
increases in their jobless rates. Rates for 
adult men, at 6.2%, for adult women, at 
6.7%, for teenagers, at 19.0%, and for full- 
time workers, at 6.9%, were all about a half 
a point higher than in January. 

Up more sharply were the unemployment 
rates for Hispanics, from 10.1% in January 
to 12.3%, and for whites, from 5.7% to 6.4%. 
The jobless rate for part-time workers rose 
a full point to 9.4%. 

The department said, "Unemployment in- 
creases were concentrated among those who 
lost their jobs and do not expect recall and 
among labor force entrants, particularly re- 

AFL-CIO economist Rudy Oswald com- 
mented, "Clearly, unemployment never was 
down to 6.7%. And while the jump to 7.3% 
may be news to statisticians, it's not news 
to the 15.1 million Americans who are un- 
employed, too discouraged to look for work, 
or forced to work part-time because full- 
time work is not available. 

Hard Hats 

Continued from Page 15 

by C.R. Rustemeyer, who was then the 
safety director of Canadian Forest 
Products Ltd. The Club's only require- 
ment was that members had escaped 
serious injury because they had been 
wearing a hard hat at the time of an 
accident. Members were also expected 
to encourage others to wear hard hats. 

Although the Turtle Club stopped 
accepting members after federal legis- 
lation required head protection, worker 
interest has revived the group. If you, 
or somebody you know, has escaped 
serious injury since July 1983, write to 
the Turtle Club for an appliction: 

Turtle Club 

P.O. Box 9707 

San Rafael, CA 94912-9707 

Members receive a hard hat with the 
club insignia, a membership certificate, 
a wallet card, and a lapel pin. And 
members pledge themselves "to prac- 
tice safety and to promote the accept- 
ance and the use of proper head pro- 
tection where necessary." There are 
no dues or charges; the club is spon- 
sored by the E.D. Bullard Co. [)!]{; 

Attend your local union meetings regu- 
larly. Be an active member of the United 



UBC members in the Kansas 
City area are invited to visit 
the United Brotherhood's ex- 
hibit at the 1986 AFL-CIO 
Union Industries Show. It's all 
free, and there are prizes, and 

APRIL, 1986 


Above, our Fehni- 
ary from cover, 
and at rif>hl. an ad- 
vertisement from 
the October ^21 

Proper Gear for a Worker 

. . . a Carpenter, Mill-Cabinet Worker, Millwright, Pile Driver, 
Industrial Worker, and any other UBC member — quality 
union-made workclothes 

It's Made 

Just for the Carpenter 

The Inter urban Special Carpenters' 
I Kerall is specially iie:>i^iied to lieli* yen 
keep yniir tools richt on the job with you 
and make your days work easier. 

It's made up of heavy white Boatsail 
drill and has the best of workmanship. 

Here are the 12 Special Pockets; 
Four Nail Pockets Three Pencil Pockets 
Two Front Pockets One Watch Pocket 
Two Hip Pockets Rule Pocket 

Try Square Loops Hammer Loop 

Screw Driver Loop 

Have your mcichant ocilpr yon 

^i pair so you can <eo what Clu'V ^— ■— i^^ 

,irc. Or send us ^'2.-2o and a pair P?' fli^ '^ 

will l>e sent prepaid. Return It ^^^^f^ 
•lod ^et your money if you don l 
tike It. 

Sherman Overall Mfg. Co. 

We Make Everv Pair Make Good 

We recently received a letter from Steve 
Stucka of Local 55, Denver. Colo., who had 
this to say: 

"On the cover of your Carpenters' Mag- 
azine, the February 1986 issue, you show a 
carpenter working. In my opinion, it is a 
poor picture of a carpenter at work. 

"First, he is standing on a scaffold with 
a lot of debris at his feet; there is only a 
handrail at one side, and he does not have 
on a uniform or a hard hat. 

"If this is a true picture of a carpenter, 
what has happened to his union overalls and 
a hard haf.^ I have been a carpenter for over 
50 years, and that is not the way a member 
of this trade should look and especially in 
an international magazine." 

Steve Stucka raises an issue which crops 
up from time to time when generations of 
carpenters get together. 

In the old days the proper "uniform" for 
a carpenter was a union-made carpenter's 
overall similar lo the one shown in the 1921 
advertisement above, with special pockets — 
nail pockets, two front pockets, two hip 
pockets, try square loops, pencil pockets, a 
rule pocket, a hammer loop, and a screw- 
driver loop. Many overalls had watch pock- 
els as well. 

Today, few carpenters wear the traditional 
white overall. Most such overalls are worn 
by inside-trim carpenters who don't have to 
slosh through slush at a job site. Cabinet- 
maker members, too. occasionally wear white 
overalls or coveralls, although they're not 
required to do so. 

The rules for apprentices entering the 
annual apprenticeship contests usually state 
the following: "Contestants shall wear suit- 
able work apparel. The clothing the partic- 
ipant normally wears on the job would be 
considered suitable. Shorts, cut-offs and 
street shoes, or garments with monograms. 

insignias. or lettering are not acceptable. 
Leather pouches, cloth nail aprons, or over- 
alls with nail pouches are allowed." 

Three important considerations for any 
joumeyperson carpenter are that his or her 
work gear be durable, American or Canadian 
made, and union made. Walter Stein, direc- 
tor of the union label department of the 
Amalgamated Clothing Workers, says that 
if it's American made it is likely to be union 
made, because most work clothes made in 
America are union made. 

The United Garment Workers, for ex- 
ample, tell us you'll find their label in Osh- 
kosh-B'Gosh work clothes. Cardhart over- 
ails and coveralls. King Louie Jackets, and 
Lee and Levi jeans, to name some of the 
leading brands. If T-shirts are part of your 
work gear, look for American-made, union 
made shirts there, too. Avoid Hanes T-shirts 
until they're organized, we're told. The United 
Brotherhood has a line of T-shirts, available 
at cost from the General Office. 

The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile 
Workers union has also supplied us with a 
list of union-made garments. They include 
the following work clothes. 































Coats- Laboratory 




Career Apparel 
Big Smith 






Ottenheimer & 
Co . Inc 

Smith Bros Mfg 

Apparel. Inc 
Euclid Garment 
Mfg. Co. 

Euclid Garment 
IVIfg, Co. 
Unltog Co. 









Caleb V. Smith 



Madewell of New 
Snow Press 
Prole \all 
Big Mac 

Our Best Unilog 


Big Smith 

Snow Press 






Big Smith 


Big Yank 

Fine Vines 
Work wear 

Big Mac 


Big Yank 

Big Mac 





Snow Press 
White Duck 

Winston Uniform 


Caleb V. Smith 

& Sons. Inc. 

Euclid Garment 

Mfg. Co. 



Madewell Mfg. 

M. Snower Co. 
Protexall, Inc. 
The Jay Garment 
Unitog Co. 

Winston Uniform 


Smith Bros. Mfg. 


M. Snower Co, 

Davenshire, tnc. 
Euclid Garment 
Mfg. Co. 



Canton Mfg. 


Cavharlt South. 


Davenshire. Inc. 

Euclid Garment 

Mfg. Co. 

Smith Bros. Mfg. 


The Jay Garment 


Big Yank Corp. 


Apparel. Inc. 

Euclid Garment 

Mfg. Co. 

Fine Vines, Inc. 

Mid-South Mfg. 


Protexall. Inc. 

The Jay Garment 


Unitog Co. 

Jomac. Inc. 

Big Yank Corp. 

Laurel Industrial 

Garment Co, 

M. Fine & Sons 

Mfg. Co,. Inc. 

Protexall. Inc. 

The Jay Garment 


Unitog Co. 

Euclid Garment 

Mfg. Co. 

Winston Uniform 



PrtKlucts. Inc, 

Fine Vines. Inc, 

Euclid Garment 

Mfg. Co. 

Praine Mfg. Co. 

Opehka Mfg. Co. 

While Duck Co. IJrJlJ 



Labor News 

Contractors tired 
of sub-standard 
non-union worl( 

A healthy dose of union labor is curing 
the blues for corporate executives frus- 
trated by shoddy construction work on 
their projects. 

Henry Haywood, executive director of 
Alabama's Associated General Contrac- 
tors, told building trades representatives 
that many owners and contractors are 
tired of sub-standard non-union work and 
that construction executives realize that 
projects manned by union members are 
handled "better and faster" than non- 
union jobs. 

Alabama Power Co. official W.A. Ma- 
lone reported that eight of its last nine 
major construction projects completed 
by union crews were finished on or ahead 
of schedule and within budget. 

And a Reynolds Alumnium Corp. of- 
ficial pointed out that union building 
trades crews had completed repairs to a 
fire-damaged plant in two and a half 
weeks, instead of the six weeks originally 

John L. Campbell, business manager 
for Sheet Metal Workers Local 48 in 
Birmingham, recalled that several years 
ago he had warned contractors "they 
were helping to create a jungle," by 
starting up non-union operations. "To- 
day, many of these contractors agree 
with me, and if we continue to do what 
is best for our members and contractors, 
we will get out of that jungle." 

Are Japanese 
manufactured liouses 
coming tliis way? 

David Charboneau of Local 182, 
Cleveland, Ohio, has called to our atten- 
tion a recent news item in Rodale's New 
Shelter, a consumer publication, which 
shows that the Japanese are "making big 
strides in home manufacturing technol- 
ogy and are aiming at the American 

Misawa, one of the world's largest 
home producers, has cut pre-fabrication 
costs by half, according to the report. 
The company has also developed a new 
ceramic wall system that significantly 
reduces labor time. 

According to Rodale's New Shelter, 
the Japanese already have the lowest 
household energy consumption of any 
industrialized country, and the houses in 
Japan are the "tightest" in the world. 

Jury investigates 
cliarges of illegal 
British workers 

The Machinists reported that a federal 
grand jury is investigating charges that 
Wittek Industries illegally imported 20 
British workers to replace lAM Local 
113 members on strike since October 7. 
Local 113 struck after the firm refused 
to moderate demands for a wage freeze, 
pension takeaway s, and a two-tier wage 
system, despite a good bargaining rela- 
tionship since the mid-1950s. The Justice 
Department is investigating whether the 
company fradulently obtained visas for 
the strikebreakers and whether they were 
brought to the U.S. under false pre- 

Proliferation of 
low-paid job- 
posing problems 

Unable to agree whether recent labor 
market developments have led to a 
shrinking middle class, labor experts par- 
ticipating in the Joint Economic Com- 
mittee's 40th anniversary symposium 
conclude that a significantly large share 
of new jobs are at the lower end of the 
income scale. 

The level of inequaUty in earned in- 
come among U.S. workers decUned 
steadily in the 1960s and most of the 
1970s, economists generally agree. "Then 
somewhere between 1975 and 1978, the 
distribution of wages and salaries took a 
sharp U-tum," says MIT professor Ben- 
nett Harrison. He says that earnings gaps 
for all major demographic groups have 
widened ever since. 

To a large extent, minority workers 
haven't shared in the current economic 
recovery which has created about 10 
million jobs since the end of 1982, says 
Princeton University economist Bernard 
Anderson. The wage gap between blacks 
and whites has widened, he says, as has 
the gap between black and white unem- 
ployment rates. Structural unemploy- 
ment, which typically isn't remedied by 
vigorous economic growth, remains a 
major problem, Anderson says. If the 
Gramm-Rudman deficit reduction law re- 
sults in severe cuts or the elimination of 
currently successful jobs programs, such 
as the Job Corps, Anderson says such 
actions would be "counterproductive 
public policy." 

Prospects for significant improvements 
in the nation's productivity would be 
greatly enhanced if labor and manage- 
ment, as well as the Federal Goverment, 
would change certain attitudes and pol- 
icies that inhibit progress, according to 
a separate panel of experts taking part 
in the symposium. 

Family policies 
needed for 
working parents 

Employers should guarantee women 
at least six weeks of job-protected ma- 
ternity leave with partial income replace- 
ment and should consider providing six 
months of unpaid, parental leave to all 
parent workers, according to recommen- 
dations prepared by a panel of the Eco- 
nomic Policy Council of the United Na- 
tions Association of the United States of 
America. EPC's Family Policy Panel also 
recommends that employers and unions 
allow greater flexibility in the workplace. 
"This includes flexibihty in attitude, in 
the scheduling of work hours and leave 
time, and in the design of employee 
benefits packages," the panel's co-chair- 
persons, AUce Ilchman, president of Sarah 
Lawrence College, and John Sweeney, 
president of the Service Employees say. 

"Maternal and parental leaves and 
benefits, child care services, equal em- 
ployment opportunity and pay equity, 
maternal and child health care, and in- 
creased workplace flexibility are impor- 
tant components of a cohesive family 
policy," the EPC report says. 

First U.S. flag 
vessel to transport 
Japanese autos 

The National Maritime Union and the 
Marine Engineers' Beneficial Associa- 
tion will man the first U.S. -flag vessel 
built specifically to transport Japanese 
autos to the United States under the 
terms of a pioneering agreement between 
the union-contracted Marine Transport 
Lines and Nissan Motor Co. The com- 
pany won a three-year consecutive voy- 
age charter to transport up to 50,000 
Nissan cars each year to this country and 
elsewhere. The service is expected to 
begin in mid- 1987, after the delivery of 
the firm's new pure-car carrier, which is 
being built in Japan. 

Transport workers 
request reduction 
in company fares 

In Philadelphia, an extraordinary, pos- 
sibly an unprecedented, proposal by a 
major union had both employers and 
unionists shaking their heads in astonish- 
ment. The proposal, advanced by the 
Transport Workers Union to increase 
patronage, was for a 10% reduction in 
fares charged by the company. 

APRIL, 1986 


More Books for the 
Union Craftsman 

Seventy Years of Life and 
Labor: An Autobiography 

Samuel Gompers 
Edited by Nick Salvatore 

Originally published in 1925. this contem- 
porary edition of Seventy Years of Life and 
Labor; An Autobiography has all the flavor 


\ N A I r () B I <) (, K A (• >l > 


and feistiness of the original work with a 
new. detailed introduction by Nick Salva- 
tore, a faculty member at the New York 
State School of Industrial Labor Relations. 
Cornell University. The introduction places 
Gompers story in context of the develop- 
ments of his time, allowing today's unionists 
to understand the role Gomper played in 
building the union movement. The 280 pages 
are Gompers from his start as a young worker 
in 1850 to Worid War 1. The American 
Library Association's Booklist calls it "a 
measured and steady view of a fascinating 
and important man." 

Published by ILR Press. New York State 
School of Industrial and Labor Relations. 
Cornell University. Box KMKM). Ithica. NY 
1485.^; (607) 256-3061 . $8.95 paperback; $24.00 

The Triangle Fire 
Leon Stein 

This is the first paperback edition of an 
out-of-print classic, a book hailed by critics 
as "a work of humanity and literature" — 
the story of the tragic sweatshop holocaust 
that seared the conscience of a nation and 
changed the face of an industry. Originally 
published in 1962. The Trianf^le Fire was a 
Book-of-the-Month Club selection and went 
through five printings. 




Here is the minute-by-minute recreation 
of what happened that terrible spring after- 
noon in 1911 when fire broke out at the 
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Manhattan. 
In less than half an hour. 146 Triangle 
employees were dead — most of them young 
women. Terrified by the raging inferno within 
the "fireproof building, unable to reach 
inadequate fire escapes, they jumped from 
windows, some in groups of two or more, 
arms entwined. 

From interviews with survivors, and ex- 
haustive research. Leon Stein, editor of 
Justice, official publication of the Interna- 
tional Ladies Garment Workers Union, has 
reconstructed the Triangle disaster from be- 
ginning to end. He also tells in this compel- 
ling, powerful book of the dramatic lawsuits 
against the Traingle owners, and the nation- 
wide storm of protest that followed the 
needless tragedy — protests that eventually 
led to major industry reforms. 

For information contact publishers Carroll 
& Graf Publishers Inc., 260 Fifth Avenue, 
New York. NY 19001; (212) 889-8772. 

Mal(ing Action Toys in 


Anttiony and Judy Peduzzi 

Toys in this project book are alive — they 
swing, tumble, rotate, jump, or rattle. The 
authors are full-time loymakers, basing many 
of their creations on ideas that have been 
handed down from generation to generation. 
The toys are inexpensive to make and require 
only small amounts of wood; some of the 
projects are even simple enough to be built 
by the children themselves. Toys include a 
tumbling parrot that flicks his tail and does 
other tricks, and a twirling merry-go-round 

with interchangeable figures. Diagrams clar- 
ify construction and each finished toy is 
illustrated in full-color photographs. 

Published by Sterling PublishingCo.. Inc., 
2 Park Avenue. New York. NY 10016. $8.95 
U.S. paperback. $11.95 Canada. 

Architectural and Building 
Trades Dictionary 
Third Edition 
/?. f . Putnam 
G. E. Carlson 

An excellent reference tool for any trades- 
person, the Architectural and Building; Trades 
Dictionary defines over 7500 architectural 
terms. Included in the books 510 pages are 
642 illustrations, a glossary of legal terms 
related to building trades, and a complete 
listing of common material sizes. Many prac- 
tical tips on design and construction are 
included with easy-to-understand definitions 
and trade terms. 

Published by American Technical Pub- 
lishers. 12235 South Laramie Ave.. Alsip. 
IL. 60658; (800) 323-3471, or call collect in 
Illinois (3 12) 37 1-9500. $16.25 paperback plus 
$2.00 shipping and handling. 



Asbestos and the EPA: An Update 

Part 1 : Proposed Ban and 
Phase Out 

Asbestos poses a threat to human 
health in each phase of its use — mining 
to the manufacturing of asbestos prod- 
ucts to installation and use to eventual 
removal to toxic waste sites. Asbestos 
causes lung cancer, gastrointestinal 
cancer, asbestosis (a disabling lung dis- 
ease), and mesothelioma (a cancer of 
the chest cavity lining). The major threat 
to our members comes from exposure 
during removal and renovation work on 
buildings that already contain asbestos. 
There is another threat, though, posed 
by the continued use of asbestos-con- 
taining products. 

Many people believe that because 
certain uses of asbestos were banned 
in the mid 1970s, asbestos itself is no 
longer used in the U.S. Yet in 1984 
about 240,000 metric tons of asbestos 
was used in the U.S. to make products 
such as transite board, asbestos-cement 
pipe, asbestos roofing felt and flooring 
felt, vinyl asbestos floor tiles, asbestos 
brakes and friction products, asbestos 
fireresistant clothing, and gasket pack- 
ings. About 70-80% of the new asbestos 
used in the U.S. goes into construction 

Very little asbestos is now mined in 
the U.S. Ninety-five percent of asbestos 
used in the U.S. is imported from Can- 
ada. Canada then imports from the U.S. 
many of the asbestos manufactured 
products made with their own asbestos. 

Although in many of these products 
the asbestos is bonded in a cement or 
vinyl matrix, when the products are 
manufactured, machined, or used, the 
asbestos can escape and significant ex- 
posures can occur. Cutting transite (as- 
bestos-cement board) with a circular 
saw, for example, can produce very 
high levels of asbestos dust in the air, 
especially when the saw has no exhaust 
system attached to it. The same is true 
of cutting of AC pipe with an abrasive 
disc saw. There is also some concern 
about asbestos that might leach out of 
an AC water pipe and into drinking 
water or fibers released during use of 
vinyl asbestos floor tiles. Exposures 
during the eventual removal fo these 
materials, such as sanding down vinyl 
asbestos floor tiles or ripout of roofing 
felt, can be very high. 

Since 1979 EPA has been considering 
how to address this problem of the 
continued use of asbestos in the U.S. 
Several years ago they developed a 

proposal to ban most uses of asbestos 
and phase out all other uses over several 
years. The proposal, however, got stalled 
by The Office of Management and Budget 
after a series of high level meetings with 
officials from the asbestos industry and 
from the Canadian government. 

Finally, after congressional investi- 
gation into the delay, on January 19, 
1986, EPA published their proposal rule 
to ban and phase out all new asbestos 
use in the U.S. The proposal would 
immediately ban all asbestos construc- 
tion materials and asbestos clothing. 
Asbestos brakes and other friction 
products would be banned either in five 
years or phased out over a 10-year 
period. All other uses of asbestos would 
be phased out after 10 years. This 
system is based on the reahty that while 
most uses of asbestos have substitutes 
now, some small percentage does not. 
The gradual phase out will give industry 
some leeway and incentive to find al- 
ternatives. During this period all prod- 
ucts not immediately banned would 
have to have warning labels. 

EPA is proposing this rule because 
they believe that no level or exposure 
to asbestos is safe and that even if 
OSHA reduces worker exposures to 0.2 
or 0.5 fibers/cc (as they are expected 

to do this month), significant risks still 
exist to those workers and to the public 
from asbestos exposure. Comments on 
the proposal are due April 29th. A 
hearing will be held in mid-May. 

The UBC has been fighting hard for 
years for a strong protective new OSHA 
standard for asbestos exposure in con- 
struction. This proposed regulation 
would add a further measure of protec- 
tion for our members who are still 
installing or removing new asbestos- 
containing products. We support the 
proposed ban and phase out of asbestos 
to protect not only our members, but 
their families and the public as well. 
Our comments to EPA this month will 
reflect this concern. 

Part 2: Crackdown on 
Removal Contractors 

Part of The Clean Air Act, called the 
National Emissions Standards for Haz- 
ardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) law, 
specifies how to do asbestos removal 
while minimizing the exposure to as- 
bestos to both workers and the public. 
The regulations require that if 260 linear 
feet or 160 square feet or more of 
asbestos is removed: the asbestos must 
be wetted before removal and kept wet 

Substitutes for Asbestos Products 


Asbestos-cement pipe 

Roofing felt 

Flooring felt, 
Felt-backed vinyl sheet 

Vinyl asbestos floor tile 

Asbestos-cement sheet 

Asbestos-cement shingles 


Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe 
Ductile iron pipe 
Prestressed concrete pipe 
Reinforced concrete pipe 

Organic felt 

Fiberglass felt 

Single-ply membrane roofing 

Felt-containing fiberglass, cellulose, polyethylene 
or polypropylene fibers, ceramic fibers, plastic- 
foam, unbacked sheet, ceramic tiles, carpetmg, 
wood flooring 

Asbestos-free vinyl composition floor tiles with 
fiberglass, polypropylene, polyethylene, or cellu- 

Glass-reinforced concrete, cement-wood board, 
galvanized steel, aluminum, concrete siding, poly- 
vinyl chloride, or ceramic tile 

Asphalt-fiberglass composition shingles, cedar- 
wood shingles, Monray roofing tile, concrete tile, 
aluminum, PVC siding, brick, tile 

NOTE: While most substitutes are considered to be much safer than asbestos, 
they may also pose other hazards. Concern has been raised about the 
possibility that man-made mineral fibers (ceramic, fiberglass) may poten- 
tially pose a hazard similar to asbestos, if the fibers are small and thm 
enough to be inhaled. 

APRIL, 1986 


until collection and disposal, the owner 
or contractor must dispose of the waste 
properly, and EPA must be notified in 
advance of a demolition or renovation 
operation (notice must be given for ail 
demolition jobs). Violations of the 
NESHAP regulation are subject to fines 
of $25, 000 for each day. 

In January, EPA began a crackdown 
of violators, filing II lawsuits against 
28 defendants around the nation. Vio- 
lators included the State of Florida; 
Ankeny, Iowa-community school dis- 
trict; Boise State University. Idaho; the 
State of Washington for The Coleman 
Ferry Terminal demolition. 

'Asbestos causes iung 

cancer, gastrointestinal 

cancer, lung disease, and 


Part 3: Asbestos in Schools 

For the last two and one-half years, 
the Service Employees International 
Union (SEIU) and teachers' unions 
(AFT. NEA) have been pressuring EPA 
to require a clean-up of the asbestos 
problem in the nation's schools. EPA 
has provided a lot of technical infor- 
mation to school districts on how to 
deal with their asbestos problems, and 
even required that they survey their 
buildings for asbestos and report the 
results to EPA, parents, and teachers. 
However, they have refused to require 
the schools to clean up the problem 
once it was uncovered. 

The unions requested that EPA take 
4 actions; (I) require that corrective 
action be taken when an asbestos haz- 
ard is found; (2) set standards for de- 
termining when a hazard exists that 
requires action; (?•) set performance 
standards for abatement work to make 
sure workers are protected and the jobs 
are done right; and (4) expand the rules 
for inspecting buildings to other public 
and commercial buildings. The UBC 
wrote to EPA in April 1984 supporting 
these requests and later testified at EPA 
public hearings on the matter. EPA has. 
thus far. refused to budge. Given the 
current climate against regulating. EPA 
may be hesitant to put out any regula- 
tion that would require school districts 
to do an asbestos cleanup, no matter 
how necessary. Such standards could 
then be pointed to by parents and work- 
ers in other workplaces in demanding 
a clean up. In early 198.'^, SEIU and 
other organizations filed a lawsuit against 
EPA for refusing their petition. 

After a year of inaction. Congress 
was spurred to enter the fray. In Feb- 
ruary. Congressman Florio (D-NJ) and 
Senator Stafford (R-Vt) introduced the 
"Abestos Hazard Emergency Re- 
sponse Act of 1986" into Congress. The 
bills would require EPA to set uniform 
standards for schools to inspect and 
test for asbestos, and in abating the 
hazard. It would require training and 
certification of contractors involved in 
asbestos clean-up and abatement work. 
EPA has estimated that up to 75% of 
all school asbestos abatement work has 
been done improperly by "rip and skip" 

These bills are strongly supported by 
the AFL-CIO, the PTA. Governors' 
and Mayors' Associations, public health 
associations, environmental groups, the 
American Lung Association, and the 
American Cancer Society. The Senate 
bill is number S. 2083. The House bill 
is HR4.3II. 

Please contact your Congressional 
Representative and Senator to co-spon- 
sor and support these bills. 

Part 4 - EPA Asbestos 
Information Centers and 

EPA's Asbestos Action Program has 
set up three regional Asbestos Infor- 
mation Centers and several satellite 
centers. The regional centers provide 
training courses for contractors and 
some worker training. All centers are 
sources for information on asbestos and 
for EPA publications. The regional cen- 
ter addresses are; 

Georgia Institute of Technology 


Atlanta. GA .30332 

(404) 894-3806 

Center for Environmental 


Graves House 

Tufts University 

Medord. MA 02155 

(617) 381-3531 

Asbestos Training Center 

University of Kansas 

Division of Continuing Education 

5005 W. 95th St. 

Shawnee Mission. KS 66207-3398 


Two new regional centers are set to 
open this spring at the University of 
California at Berkeley (in conjunction 
with UCLA), and at the University of 
Illinois at Chicago. 

Satellite centers have been set up at 
the University of Utah, University of 
Texas at Arlington, Rutgers Medical 
School (N.J.), and Drexel University 
(Philadelphia, Pa). Other universities 
and local Committees on Occupational 
Safety and Health (COSH) groups will 

be getting smaller grants to do asbestos 

New EPA publications on asbestos 
are now available. They include; 

A.sbcxtos Fact Book, II pgs.. Aug. 
1985. briefly describes EPA's activities 
on the asbestos problem; 

Ashcsios in BiiiUlini^s-Guiciance for 
Service and Maintenance Personnel. 
16 pgs., July 1985, a picture book illus- 
trating "do's and don't's" for mainte- 
nance workers who come in contact 
with asbestos (EPA #590/5-85-018); 

Asljcstos Waste Management Guid- 
ance. 32 pgs.. May 1985, a short booklet 
detailing the requirements and precau- 
tions to be taken in handling and dis- 
posing of asbestos waste (EPA #530- 

Guidance for Controlling Asbestos - 
Containing Materials in Buildings. 10 
pgs.. June 1985. a technical guide to 
how to abate asbestos hazards in build- 
ings, primarily written for building own- 
ers, but contains much useful infor- 
mation (EPA #560/5-85-024, also known 
as "the purple book"). 

To obtain copies of EPA publica- 
tions, call your regional Asbestos In- 
formation Center, or call (800) 424-9065 
(555-1404 in Washington, D. C). The 
UBC Department of Occupational Safety 
and Health also has some copies of 
these publications available. JjjtJ 

Someone helped to organize each and 
every labor union, and someone helped 
every member to join Now you can help 
the unorganized. Simply supply the Gen- 
eral Office in Washington, DC. with the 
name and location of an unorganized 
plant, and the names and addresses of 
some of its unorganized workers. Upon 
receipt of a sufficient number of names 
and addresses of interested unorganized 
workers, the General Office will see to it 
that a UBC representative does his best 
to bring union conditions to the unorga- 

Each and every unorganized worker 
threatens the security and working con- 
ditions of every union member. Unorga- 
nized employees in nonunion plants and 
at nonunion construction sites compete 
with union labor and tend to hold wages 
and working conditions down. Protect 
yourself and your family by protecting 
union wages and working conditions. 

Supply the Organizing Department at 
the General Office with names and ad- 
dresses of unorganized workers NOW! 




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St. Paul Creates 
Winter Wonderland 

Members of three St. Paul, Minn., local 
unions joined with other Building Trades 
members last winter to create a spectacular 
and towering Ice Palace beside a local park 

After Laborers cut 640-pound blocks of 
ice from the lake they were placed on a con- 
veyor erected by members of Millwrights 
Local 548, shown in the background above, 
and transported to the site on wooden chutes 
erected by Carpenters of Local 87. Piledriv- 
ers of Local 1847 prepared the palace foun- 
dation with heavy wooden piles, and Car- 
penters and Laborers poured a concrete slab. 
Bricklayers laid the ice blocks, using ice 
slush as mortar, and Electricians wired the 
whole structure for colored lights. 

The Ice Palace, shown in color on our 
back cover, was created almost entirely by 
volunteer labor. Two 80-man shifts worked 
six days a week from mid-December until 
February 6. A January thaw set in near the 
end of the project, so they weren't able to 
reach the height expected — now they're 
thinking of next winter. 

Old Woman's Shoe 
For Local Festival 

If an old woman really wants to live in a 
shoe, there's one in the vicinity of Niagara 
Falls, N.Y., created by members of Carpen- 
ters Local 280 of Niagara-Genesee and Vi- 
cinity and retirees of Electrical Workers 
Local 237. 

The shoe is a Size 142 Triple Z. It's 24 
feet long, 15 feet high, and during the 5th 
Annual Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, 
it was in front of the city's Wintergarden. 

The picture above shows two apprentices 
of Local 280 wearing special jackets for the 
occasion. They were part of the 15-member 
UBC crew who put in 600 man-hours as 
apprentice cobblers. 

The work was under the direction of Philip 
Lange, instructor in Local 280's apprentice- 
ship program. Retirees of IBEW Local 237 
did the indoor wiring so animated characters 
could be placed in the viewing areas. 

The shoe was given an "old leather" look 
with canvas donated by the Falls Tent and 
Awning Company. 

Missing Children 

If you have any information that could lead to the location of a 
missing child, call The National Center for Missing and Exploited 
Children in Washington. DC. t -800-843-5678 

Debra Frost, 19, has 

been missing from her 
home in Utah since 
July 9, 1984. She has 
sandy blond hair and ha- 
zel eyes. 

Kelly Morrissey has been 
missing from her home 
in New York since June 
12, 1984. Her hair is 
blond and her eyes are 

William Dale Gunn, 17, 

has been missing from 
his home in Oregon 
since June 16, 1984. His 
hair is brown and his 
eyes are blue. 

Desiree Carroll, 5, has 
been missing from her 
home in Texas since 
March 25, 1983. Her 
hair and eyes are brown. 

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Maine PRIDE 


The PRIDE Program, established hy tiuiii- 
agemcnl and labor lo recognize a journey- 
person and apprentice of the week, has 
been instituted at the S.D. Warren Scott 
Paper plant in .Sl^ouhegun. Me., where 
Local 320. Augusta and Walerville. Me.. 
members are employed hy the Rust 
neering Co. Pictured above right are. from 
left. James P. Laney. the millwright stew- 
ard on the job: Guston LeClair, millwright 
of the week: Ron Cormeau, project man- 
ager: Russell Clement, business agent for 
Local 320: Paul Turdiff. carpenter appren- 
tice of the week: and Jay Guber. carpenter 
steward. Pictured above is the 20-hy-30- 
foot sign that alerts passers-by that 
PRIDE is working at the plant. 

N.Y. President 
Emeritus Honored 

Arvid Andersen recently became the first 
past president of Dockbiiilders Local 1456. 
New York. N. Y.. lo be awarded the title 
president emeritus. Bestowing the honor, 
with the approval of the executive commit- 
tee, was President and Business Manager 
Frederick W. Devine. 

Andersen joined the local in 1926. .Serv- 
ing as a business agent and later as presi- 
dent, he was also Dockbuilder Foreman 
and Dockbuilder General Foreman on 
some ot the biggest jobs in and around 
New York. 

CARPENTER magazine is always grateful to receive local union 
news. If your local's been involved in something you'd like to tell 
us about, write CARPENTER magazine, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Volunteers Build Picnic Shelter 

Unemployed members of Local 63. Bloomington. III., are mak- 
ing their free time count by donating labor lo build a picnic 
shelter at the union hall. The structure will be enjoyed hy all 
members, especially at the annual picnic in August. 

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East St. Louis Stewards 

"Building Union" was the subject of a steward training course 
for members of Local 169. Greg Warneke look this picture of 
ihe large group of participants. .Seated, from left, ihey included 
Gus Sharos. Donald Prall. Charles Howell. Frank Norkus. Bill 
Thompson, and Jim Gravol. First row. standing, from left. Busi- 
ness Representative Jim Kennedy. Keith Howell. Rich Kelley. 
Ron Gladdue. Don Ulrich. Leonard Fahrner. John Donahue. 
Asst. Business Representative Harold Kiilin. Flvin Robertson. 
Second row. standing, from left. Brian I.eBeaii. Jim Tolley. 
Scott Kennedy. D<m Man!:.. Alvin Seager. Paul Welle. Joe 
Lemansky. Bill Perry. Mike Ogden. and Waller Madura. 



Union Representatives Learn 
Survival Tactics At KC Seminar 

When management trys to weaken and 
destroy your union, seek alternatives to a 
strike. Be cautious about accepting reduced 
contract benefits. Stay on the job and fight 

This was the gist of much of the advice 
given recently to participants in an all-day 
union seminar held in Kansas City, Mo. A 
total of 225 union members from six Mid- 
western states discussed the seminar theme, 
"Union Power: Alternatives in Dealing with 
Cutbacks and Union Busters," and they 
received new yet proven tips on preserving 
their unions and getting acceptable con- 

Edward Durkin, the United Brotherhood's 
special projects director, showed the union 
representatives how to use public sources 
in researching companies. He described 
methods used to obtain reports and forms 
filed by companies with federal agencies. He 
also pointed out that there is much related 
industry information available which bears 
on the activities of a particular company. 

Joe Uhlein, from the AFL-CIO Industrial 
Union Department in Washington, D.C., 
stressed, "Any union action that drags on 
too long becomes a drag. We must pick 
actions that are effective in less time." He 
added, "Our actions must convey the power 
of working people and show in-plant soli- 

The "corporate campaign" was discussed 
as a viable new union strategy. The corporate 
campaign involves use of information and 
pressure outside of traditional tactics to 
move an obstinate management into dealing 
with the union. 

A corporate campaign can involve pres- 
sure through stockholders, financial re- 
sources, related companies, and interlocking 
directorships. "The oject," it was explained, 
"is to make union busting more expensive 
and damaging than reasonable negotia- 
tions." Success requires extensive knowl- 
edge of the company's structure, financing, 
and top officers. 

One useful tool is purchase of some stock — 
however little — in the company with which 
it has or seeks a contract. The union then 
has a voice with fellow stockholders in 
business decisions. 

Speakers pointed out unions owning stock 
in corporations should receive profit-and- 
loss data and other valuable information 
which can be used in assessing company 
demands for cutbacks in wages, benefits, 
and jobs. 

The seminar ended with six concurrent 
workshops, allowing participants to break 
into smaller and concentrated groups. 

In her workshops on "Some Beliefs for 
Building Solidarity," Cindy Nietfeld of 
Communications Workers of America ob- 
served unions can use in reverse some of 
the antiunion tactics of the Reagan Admin- 
istration. She observed, "Unions are not 
foreign to American Workers. They are 
known for helping every worker." 

During the "Countering the Union-Buster 
at Work and at the Bargaining Table" work- 

shop, Tom Balanoff, International Brother- 
hood of Boilermakers, noted company pro- 
posals to change "for the worse" insurance, 
pension, job security, and work rules must 
be immediate "cause of suspicion." 

Kansas City union attorney Marsha Mur- 
phy noted during the "What is Left of the 
Law after Ronald Reagan" workshop, the 
law "was not that good" for workers even 
before the discredited ex-union member got 
into the White House. "But it certainly is 
much worse now," She urged union soli- 
darity in fighting the Administration's moves 
to weaken unions. 

When union members know the Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Administration has 
missed job-site safety problems during in- 
spections, "they should immediately show 
documented information" to inspectors, ad- 
vised Don Spatz of the Boilermakers. He 
said companies frequently learn in advance 
"the inspection is coming." He said in 
smaller cities, management discerns this in- 
formation through hotel registrations. 

Unions must prepare in advance for deal- 
ing with reporters, observed Meyer L. Gold- 
man, of the Labor Beacon, during his "Meet- 
ing the Media in Modem Times" workshop. 
He urged unions to get their positive news 
to the press instead of waiting for the jour- 
nalists to "contact you during controver- 
sies." He pointed out that the corporate 
campaign — which involves fighting, but 
staying on the job after contract expiration — 
requires the union to take the initiative in 
getting its story to the people. 

Remarks of participants after the seminar 
included, "I wish we could have been armed 
with some of what we learned today before 
we had to accept recently a concession 
contract" and "We have been fired up today 
to go back to our union hall and win instead 
of losing." 

Registration for the seminar came from 
the Kansas City area; St. Louis, Sedalia, 
Columbia, and Cape Girardeau, Mo.; To- 
peka and Manhattan, Kan.; Omaha and 
Superior, Nebr.; Des Moines and Marshall- 
town, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Chi- 
cago, III. 

The seminar was the first course offered 
by the new labor studies division of Labor 
Beacon Communications Inc. The seminar 
was endorsed by several union groups, in- 
cluding the Greater Kansas City, Mo., Labor 
Council, AFL-CIO, and the Tri-County La- 
bor Council of Eastern Kansas. 

EVERSOLE Survivors 

Walter Hendrickson of Local 1456, New 
York City, was aboard a ship blown up 22 
miles east of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines 
during World War II. There were 136 sur- 
vivors, and they're planning a reunion. If 
you're one of the 136 aboard the USS Ev- 
ersole DE 404, write Hendrickson at 32 
William Street, Nutley, N.J. 07110. 

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New Feet-Inch Calculator Lets You Solve 
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Canadian Carpentry 
Apprenticeship Contest 

Syracuse Graduates 

Apprentices in the 1985 Canadian contest, from left, are Ken 
Stoian, Saskatchewan Provincial Council of Carpenters; James 
Barabash, Local 2103, Calgary, Alta; Third Place Winner Harry 
Fong, Local 452, Vancouver, B.C.; Don Coucette, Local 27, 
Toronto, Ont.; First Place Winner Graeme Williams, Local 
1325, Edmonton, Alta.; Paul Vodak, Local 27, Toronto, Ont.; 
Trevor Markovich, Local 343, Winnipeg, Man.; and Second 
Place Winner Joe Duncan Local 1598. Victoria, B.C. 

Four graduating apprentices received journeyman certificates at 
Syracuse, N.Y., Local 12's December meeting. Pictured, from 
left, are Neil Daley, business representative; Paul Sinay; Steven 
Young, recording secretary, former JAC instructor: Mark Mc- 
Glaughin; Timothy Woods, coordinator; Richard Matthews; and 
Timothy Kogut. 

Last November the First Canadian Ap- 
prenticeship Contest took place in Calgary, 
Alberta, Canada. 

Eight provincial finalists representing five 
provinces were tested on a stair and rafter 
layout, surveying, a three-hour theory exam 
and a seven-hour practical test. The Com- 
petition took place over three days with the 
practical portion being performed in Cal- 
gary's largest shopping mall. 

The mall proved to be an ideal venue for 
public exposure. Each contestant contructed 

a two-seat patio bench, later donated to local 
senior citizens homes. 

The awards banquet was attended by var- 
ious officials of the union, the industry, and 
the local technical institute. Provincial Man- 
power Minister Ernie Isley, and Tenth Dis- 
trict Board Member Ronald J. Dancer, and 
N.Y. Contruction's Joe Urchevich pre- 
sented the awards. 

The 1986 contest has been tentatively 
scheduled for British Columbia. 

New Journeyman 

Chamber of Commerce Boost 

New journeyman Mike Windham, Local 
1778, Columbia, S.C., receives his certifi- 
cate from Financial Secretary and Busi- 
ness Representative F. R. Snow. 

California Graduates 

The Greater Oswego, N.Y., Chamber of Commerce is getting 
some help from Oswego Local 747 carpenters-in-training. The 
apprentices are helping with renovation of the Chamber's his- 
toric building to provide affordable offices for non-profit organi- 
zations. Apprentices kneeling are, from left, Fran Hoefer, Al- 
isha Albright, and Bob Baldwin; standing are, from left, Joe 
Miuccio, Tom Paeno, and Rich Delong, with instructor Bob 

APRIL, 1986 

Five new journeymen were awarded graduation certificates from 
Local 1913 at its annual presentation dinner. Picture, from left, 
are Financial Secretary Vern Lankford, Business Agent James 
Mannino, Charles Abblett, Ramona Davidson, Dwennon Healy, 
Harry Underwood, and Business Agent and President Bill 


Detroit Training School Reports 
'Good Year' Enrollment for 1986 

Apprentice Darryl Phimmer mortises a door hutt in Detroit's 
lock installation class. 

Herb Schultz. direc- 
tor of the Detroit 
training school, in 
his office in Fern- 
dale, Mich. The 

The Detroit (Mich.) Building; Tradesman PETS program is in- 
recently featured the Detroit District Coun- corporated into De- 
cil's apprenticeship training school in a front- "■'"' leaching proce- 
page story, calMng attention to its contri- dares. 
butions to young people of the area. 

"We want our apprentices to know every 
facet of the trade." School Director Herb 
Schultz told the newspaper's associate edi- 
tor. Bill Pomeroy. "What we want them to 
be is dependable, responsible, prompt, wor- 
thy .... The bottom line is becoming a 
well-rounded worker." 

The Detroit school operates in expanded 
facilities in Ferndale, Mich. It has a broad 
spectrum of training equipment and incor- 
porates the PETS (Performance Evaluation 
Training System) into its program. 

Schultz reported that enrollment is mount- 
ing because the current work picture is good. 
Schultz has a theory that peak enrollment 

Instructor Cicero Haralson ad- 
vises Stanley Kuznicki on the 
proper use of a power plane. 
Power tools are used only after 
hand tools are mastered. — Pho- 
tographs by The Detroit Building 

years follows a 10-year cycle. In 1978 there 
were 950 apprentices, and in 1968 the total 
was 1.100. He anticipates around 900 stu- 
dents in 1988. Currently there are 350 first- 
year apprentices, the first good year in the 
1980s, Schultz says. 

Detroit apprentices can pick up credits in 
and out of the classroom. Attending monthly 
union meetings equals one credit; picketline 
duty brings another, as does being on the 
honor roll or participating in state contests. 
These extras are limited to three credit hours 

Sarnia Journeymen 

Gathered above, the ri'( cnt graduates of Local 1592. Sarnia. Onl.. /)/< /»/<</. Ii"ni Icll. 
are President Ralph Pretty. Apprenticeship Committee Vice Chairman prank Christie. 
Bryan Edwardson. Larry Smith. Ted Panchyshyn. Cordon C. Brown. Jamie Miller. Kevin 
Kealev. and Apprenticeship Committee Chairman James C. Wodham. 

Pays Off at 
GM Saturn 

The selection of a rural town in 
Tennessee as the site for a big pro- 
duction plant for the General Motors 
Saturn automobile was influenced by 
the state's education system and 
teacher incentive pay program, ac- 
cording to GM. 

GM's need to train 6,000 workers 
for its high tech plant explains its 
emphasis on education as part of the 
favorable "atmosphere" it wanted. 
United Auto Workers feel, however, 
that the availability of a large non- 
union labor pool was also a factor. 

Nevertheless, education and train- 
ing remain important factors in up- 
grading local economies, as labor has 
long contended. 

Since 1982, a host of states have 
upgraded their schools: 

• 40 of them now use higher re- 
quirements for high school gradua- 

• 36 states have stiffened and ex- 
panded their student competency tests. 

• 21 have adopted incentive pay 
plans rewarding teacher excellence. 



Cosigning a Loan 

What would you do if a friend or relative 
asked you to cosign a loan? Before you give 
your answer, make sure you understand 
what cosigning involves. Under a recent 
Federal Trade Commission rule, creditors 
are required to give you a notice to help 
explain your obligations. 


Some studies of certain types of lenders 
show that as many as three out of four 
cosigners are asked to repay the loan. That 
statistic should not surprise you. When you 
are asked to cosign, you are being asked to 
take a risk that a professional lender will not 
take. The lender would not require a cosigner 
if the borrower met the lender's criteria for 
making a loan. 

As the notice explains, in most states, if 
you do cosign and your friend or relative 
misses a payment, the lender can collect 
from you immediately without pursuing the 
borrower first. And the amount you owe 
may be increased — by late charges or by 
attorneys" fees — if the lender decides to sue 
to collect. If the lender wins the case, he or 
she may be able to take your wages and 


Despite the risks, there may be times when 
you decide to cosign. Perhaps your son or 
daughter needs a first loan, or a close friend 
needs help. Here are a few things to consider 
before you cosign. 

• Be sure you can afford to pay the loan. 
If you are asked to pay and cannot, you 
could be sued or your credit rating could 
be damaged. 

• Before you cosign a loan, consider that 
even if you are not asked to repay the 

debt, your liability for this loan may keep 
you from getting other credit you may 

Before you pledge property, such as your 
automobile or furniture, to secure the 
loan, make sure you understand the con- 
sequences. If the borrower defaults, you 
could lose these possessions. 
You may want to ask the lender to cal- 
culate the specific amount of money you 
might owe. The lender does not have to 
do this, but some will if asked. You also 
may be able to negotiate the specific terms 
of your obligation. For example, you might 
want to have your liability limited to 
paying the principal balance on the loan, 
but not late charges, court costs, or at- 
torney's fees. In this case, ask the lender 
to include a statement in the contract like 
this: "The cosigner will be responsible 
only for the principal balance on this loan 
at the time of default." 
You may want to ask the lender to agree, 
in writing, to notify you if the borrower 
misses a payment. In this way, you will 

have time to deal with the problem or 
make back payments without having to 
repay the whole amount immediately. 

• Make sure you get copies of all important 
papers, such as the loan contract, the 
Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statement, 
and any warranties if you are cosigning 
for a purchase. You may need these if 
there is a dispute between the borrower 
and the seller. Because the lender is not 
required to give you these papers, you 
may have to get copies from the borrower. 

• Check your state law. Some states have 
laws giving you additional rights as a 

The Federal Trade Commission enforces 
a number of federal laws involving consumer 
credit for which free publications are avail- 
able. If you would like additional information 
concerning debt, ask for the following FTC 
publications: The Credit Practices Rule and 
Solving Credit Problems. Write to Public 
Reference, Federal Trade Commission, 
Washington, D.C. 20580. 

Cosigner's Notice 

You are being asked to guarantee this debt, think carefully before you do. 
If the borrower doesn't pay the debt, you will have to. Be sure you can 
afford to pay If you have to, and that you want to accept this responsibility. 

You may have to pay up to the full amount of the debt if the borrower does 
not pay. You may also have to pay late fees or collection costs, which 
increase this amount. 

The creditor can collect this debt from you without first trying to collect from 
the borrower.* The creditor can use the same collection methods against 
you that can be used against the borrower, such as suing you, garnishing 
your wages, etc. If this debt is ever in default, that fact may become a part 
of your credit record. 

This notice is not the contract that makes you liable for the debt. 

* Depending on your state, this may not apply, II state law forbids a creditor from 
collecting from a cosigner witfiout first trying to collect from the primary debtor, this 
sentence may be crossed out or omitted on your cosigner notice. 

cars and trucks 

Is a new car purchase your reason 
for investigating loan procedures? The 
growing use of overseas components 
makes it increasingly difficult to find an 
"all-American" car. 

The Research Department of the 
United Auto 'Workers defines U.S. -built 
cars as being 75% domestic content. 
U.S. -assembled vehicles are most likely 
30-40% North American content. 

According to this definition the fol- 
lowing are domestically-produced cars 

and trucks: 

• All GM cars and trucks except the 
Chevy Sprint (Suzuki), Spectrum 
(Isuzu), LUV (Isuzu), El Camino and 
Caballero trucks (assembled in Mex- 

• All Ford cars and trucks except 
the Ford Courier (Mazda) and Mercury 
Merkur (Ford of Europe); 

• Volkswagen Golf; 

• All AMC and Jeep vehicles, plus 
the Renault Alliance and Encore; 

• All Chrysler cars and trucks except 
Dodge Colt, Vista, RAM 50, and Chal- 
lenger, Plymouth Champ, Conquest, 

and Sapporo (all Mitsubishi) and a few 
K cars (Reliant and Aries) assembled 
in Mexico; 

• U.S. -assembled Nissan Sentra; 

• U.S. -assembled Honda Accord; 

• U.S. -assembled Nova (GM-Toy- 
ota joint venture); and 

• Canadian-assembled Volvo. 

A good thing to keep in mind when 
shopping for an auto is that an estimated 
one job in seven in the U.S. is auto- 
related. Rubber workers, glass work- 
ers, textile, steel, plastics, electronic 
and other workers as well all play a 
part in the U.S. auto industry. 

APRIL, 1986 


Words Seldom Heard 

Continued from Page II 

stingy person was referred to as pica- 

A man on construction today would 
wrinkle a puzzle brow if his foreman 
asked him to chink and daub the chim- 
ney on a house. But this was a method 
of filling the cracks between logs with 
mud or clay, mixed with grass or other 
holding material such as brome sedge 
or prairie grass. 

A potato hole was not a potato with 
a hole in it, hut a conical mound in the 
garden in which potatoes, apples, and 
other vegetables and fruits were stored 
for the winter, covered first with straw, 
then dirt, to keep out the frost. 

A Sander was not a device for sanding 
wood but was something like a pepper 
shaker, filled with fine sand which was 
sprinkled over ink to dry it. This was 
before the days of the blotter. 

Sillabub was sweetened cream, fla- 
vored with wine and whipped, after 
which it was poured over Johnny cakes, 
much as we used "store-bought" syrup 

A sleeper is not a person dozing but 
a heavy timber used to support a sagging 
wall. That term is still used. A fence 
worm was not used for fishing but 
described the zigzag outline of a rail 
fence that gained its popularity in Vir- 

Girdles were not only worn by women. 
The word also applied to deep rings 
chopped around trees to deaden their 
growth. Poke yokes were worn by live- 
stock to keep them from pushing through 
fences. A jack was a small wooden cup, 
the inside of which was coated with tar. 
Cedarware was a bucket or other con- 
tainer made entirely of narrow cedar 
staves banded together. 

Linsey was the name given certain 
home-woven cloth. Gum wax came from 
the sweet gum tree, preceding chewing 
gum. Graham bread was a home-made 
loaf, baked from wheat coarsely ground. 

Farmers used a machine with whir- 
ring cylindrical knives to cut oats straw 
into inch-long lengths, which was fed 
to horses daily. This was known as 
cutting haxel. The word is completely 
gone from our reference books today. 

This could go on and on but space 
does not permit. Most pioneer words 
have vanished from today's scene, re- 
placed by words describing our new, 
computerized society. This might be 
termed lamentable, for many of these 
words had their own distinctive charm. 
But now they are lost in the limbo of 
the fast-moving twentieth-century world. 

You-all have a good day! 

Whip us some syllabub! Hi)!! 

Batter Up for the UBC 

What better uniform for spring 
training than UBC-emblem ball 
caps, jackets, and T-shirts? 
Outfit your whole team, and 
your family too, in our high 
quality, union-made articles. 

White T-shirts with dark blue trim at the 
necl< and sleeves have the Brotherhood 
emblem and your choice of the following 

My Daddy is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: YS, YIVI 

My Daddy is a Union Millwright 

Sizes: YS, YM 

My Dad is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: YL 

My Dad is a Union Millwright 

Sizes: YL 

My Mom is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: YS, YM, YL 

My Granddad is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: YS, YM, YL 

My Grandma is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: YS, YM, YL 

My Husband is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: S, M, L, XL 

My Husband is a Union Millright 

Sizes: S, M, L, XL 

My Wife is a Union Carpenter 

Sizes: S, M, L, XL 

Youth Sizes: YS, (6-8) YM (10-12) YL 


Adult Sizes: S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42- 

44) XL (46-48) 

Youth T-shirt $4.00 

Adult T-shirt $4.25 

The 4-color, 12-inch 
UBC emblem is avail- 
able on a light blue or 
white T-shirt with dark 
blue tnm at neck and 
sleeves. Sizes: S, M, 
L, XL $4.75 

Dark blue, with gold and blue nylon ribbing 
at cuffs, waist, and collar, our baseball 
jacket has gold snaps and a gold Broth- 
erhood emblem. Sizes: S, M, L, XL 


Adjustable straps give our baseball caps 

a custom fit. The all-twill cap is dark blue 
with the Brotherhood emblem in color on 
the front white panel. Cap is also available 
with a blue mesh back. 
Twill cap $4.50 

Mesh cap $4.25 

Send order and remittance — cash, check, or money order — to: General Secretary, United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, DC. 20001, All prices include the cost of handling and mailing. 



Retiree Builds Ramps for IVIS Patients 


A periodic report on the activities 
of UBC Retiree Clubs and the com- 
ings and goings of individual retirees. 

Retirees on Piclcet 
Line Duty 

Unions have begun to tap retired members 
for picket-line duty. Retired unionists long 
have been enhsted for political activities 
and now some unions use them during con- 
tract negotiations and organizing drives. Tha 
Boilermakers union gets retirees' help as 
extra pickets at some of the 60 U.S. cement 
plants where members continue to work 
despite expired contracts. 

United Food and Commercial Workers 
Union retirees help, too. About 50 picketed 
two hours a day during a meat cutters strike 
in Santa Barbara, Calif., last fall. A similar- 
sized group handed out literature during a 
Florida organizing effort at Grand Union 
stores in 1984. 

Visalia, Calif., Club 
Boasts 30 Members 

Retirees' Club 3 in Visalia, Calif., cur- 
rently has 80 members on its rolls and is 
going strong. Club Number 3 keeps a full 
calendar of events going for retirees and 
their spouses including barbecues, pot luck 
suppers, fishing trips, and trips to Calico 
Ghost Town and Roy Rogers Museum. 

At their monthly meetings, a representa- 
tive from Blue Cross insurance is present to 
help with questions or problems that club 
members may have. During holidays such 
as Halloween, Christmas, and July 4, special 
events are organized. 

Recording secretary Mary Bruce, who 
keeps us up to date on all these activities, 
tells us that new members are always wel- 
come to join the group's social hours, meet- 
ings, and reminiscences. 

LaPorte Club 
Donates Food 

The spirit of sharing was demonstrated 
recently by Retirees' Club 45, LaPorte, Ind. 
At one of their regular business meetings, 
members packed up boxes of canned goods 
and staples to be donated to the Salvation 
Army. The supplies were then distributed 
to needy families. 

Retiree Kortz at work, upper right, and with an MS victim and her new ramp. 

In January 1960 Herbert Kortz, a 40-year 
member of the UBC belonging to Local 68, 
Menomonie, Wise, received the news that 
his wife Margaret had multiple sclerosis. 
Caring for his bed-ridden wife, Kortz became 
an active member of the North Star chapter 
of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 
and in 1965 was elected to the board. Upon 
his retirement in 1980, Kortz announced he 

would build wheel chair ramps for any MS 
patient in the Twin Cities area; if the patient 
furnished the material, he'd furnish the labor 
free. As of September 1985, he has built 34 
ramps for a total of 291 man hours. Kortz 
has also served the UBC as business rep- 
resentative, secretary of the district council, 
and secretary-treasurer of the state council. 

Mississippi Group Has Active Wives 

In Jackson, Miss., it's the ladies, shown above with their husbands, who keep Retirees' 
Club 41 going strong. The group holds regular monthly meetings and members gel 
together every other month for a dutch-treat lunch. 

Holiday Activities in Bloomington 

The retirees of Club 5, Bloomington, III., may be small in number, but their enthusiasm 
and energy keep the club on the move. Hospitality Chairperson Juanita Shoemaker 
recently sent to us some photos of the group's activities, which ranged from riding in the 
local labor day parade to Christmas parties with friends and local officers to a trip to 
Rockome Gardens in Arthur, III. At left, members are distributing candy during the 
Labor Day parade; at right, retirees who made the trip to Rockome Gardens. 

APRIL, 1986 






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The minister beamingly asl^ed the 
bride how many children she ex- 
pected to have. "Ten, at least," she 
replied. "I want our marriage to be 
a happy union." "Happy union," 
snorted the groom. "With that many 
kids, it sounds more like an open 



Inquisitive youngster: "Daddy, if 
money talks, how come we can't 
hear if?" 

Quick-thinking papa: "That's be- 
cause money goes faster than the 
speed of sound!" 



The business agent was com- 
plaining that his wife was untidy, 
didn't keep the house clean, was a 
bum cook, was extravagant and 
doesn't understand him. His friend 
listened sympathetically, then asked: 
"When did you meet this other 


He was out with his new girl 
friend. He rounded a bend at close 
to forty. A sudden skid and the car 
overturned. They found themselves 
sitting together, unhurt, alongside 
the completely smashed car. He 
put his arm around her waist, but 
she drew away. 

"It's all very nice," she sighed, 
"but wouldn't it have been easier 
to just run out of gas?" 



Fishing is just a jerk at one 
end of the line waiting for a jerk 
at the Other end. 

— Ernie Ford 



Mac: "Why did you kick my dog?" 

Sandy: "He raised his leg — I 

thought he was going to kick me," 


The horse ambled along for a 
short distance and then stopped. 
This procedure was repeated sev- 
eral times. A curious bystander ap- 
proached the farmer and asked 
kindly, "Is your horse sick?" 

"Nope," answered the farmer, 
"he's so afraid I'll say 'whoa' and 
he won't hear me, that he stops 
every once in a while to listen." 


An accident really uncanny 
Befell a respectable granny: 
She sat down in a chair 
While her false teeth were there 
And bit herself right in the fanny, 
—Jack Greenwood 
Venice, Fla. 


"I'm getting a divorce — my wife 
called me an idiot." 
"That's no grounds for divorce." 
"Well, it was like this. I came 
home and found my wife in the 
arms of the man next door, and I 
said 'What's the meaning of this?' 
and she said, 'Can't you see, you 



A lovely young girl stood at the 
bank teller's window. He looked at 
her and the check she wished to 
cash, then asked her if she could 
identify herself. She pulled a small 
mirror from her handbag, glanced 
in it, and with relief said, "Yes, it's 
me all right." 

— Nancy's Nonsense 



The good thing about beginning 
at the bottom is that you always 
have something solid to go back 



The minister had just finished an 
excellent chicken dinner. As he 
looked out of the window a rooster 
strutted across the yard. "My!" said 
the minisler, "that is certainly a 
proud rooster." "Ves, sir," said his 
host, "he has reason to be proud. 
One of his sons just entered the 



An application of money will 
sometimes remove stains from a 
man's character. 







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. 

Warren, Pa. 


At Local 1014's pin presentation dinner, 
members Harry S. Swedenhjelm, 50 years, left, 
and George Larson, 60 years, right, were 
honored for their many years of service to the 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

Van Nuys, Calif.— Picture No. 3 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

Van Nuys, Calif.— Picture No. 6 
APRIL, 1986 

Van Nuys, Calif.— Picture No. 2 

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Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 4 


Local 1913 recently held its annual pin 
presentation and dinner at Nob Hill Restaurant. 
Forty-five long-time members were presented 
service pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
seated, from left: Umberto Barragan, Ben 
Dibene, Michael Zubach, and Ronald Vincelli. 

Standing, from left: Henry Cooke, Michael 
Munroe, Charles Shelton, Joe Dingman, Pauli 
Laine, and Olavl Harja. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
seated, from left: Franl< Rising, James C. Hill, 
Elidoro Flores, Gilbert Zamora, and Hugh Story. 

Standing, from left: Tauno Til<ka, Pete 
Kaldhusdal, Lewin Minter, Kenneth Robinson, 
Woodrow Hite, Joe Silvia, and Al Reeves. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
seated, from left: Albert Shepherd, Harold 
Kelsch, Lee Kully, and George A. Papp. 

Standing, from left: Bill Plantenberg, Frank 
Monroe, Guido Fasso, John Campbell, and 
Rene Wille. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: George Wyckhuyse, William 

Barabas, Victor Jensen, George Nagy, and 
Frank Hellman. 

Standing, from left: Robert Hauger, Los 
Angeles DC Secretary-Treasurer Paul Miller, Lee 
Critchfield, Sidney McCaleb, Karl Dahlsten, 
Steele Brand, and John W. Fletcher. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Richard Heflin, David Burris, and Los 
Angeles DC President Doug McCarron. 

Picture No. 6 shows William Nilsson, left, 
receiving his 50-year pin. 

It's important to us to list the names 
of members receiving honors with the 
proper spellings and designations. With 
ttiis in mind, please send us type- 
written information on pin presenta- 
tions whenever possible, and when 
this is not possible, please print the 
information. As we know from ex- 
perience, script is very difficult to 



At a recent St. Louis District Council get- 
togettier, Carl Reiter, right, was tionored for 
being "one of the most active and distinguished 
members" of the St. Louis Carpenters District 
Council with the presentation of his 50-year pin 
and a certificate. Awarding the certificate is 
Executive Secretary-Treasurer OIlie W. 
Langhorst. Reiter, a member of Local 73. 
served as the council's assistant executive 
secretary-treasurer, as a business agent and as 
a delegate to the district council: and currently 
as a trustee in the council's retiree club. 


The membership of Local 944 recently 
gathered for an afternoon buffet to honor 469 
of their members who had completed 25 or 
more years of continuous service to the UBC. 
They represent a total of 16,757 years of proud 
union carpentry. 

Pins were presented to 55-year member A.J. 
Withers; 50-year members Ed F. ftflanning, Ben 
Walston, and John G. Writer; 45-year 
members Paul B. Alton, John A. Bentley, Otis 
Burrows, Charles L. Campbell, Francis H, 
DeClercl<, Coy W. Duke, H. W. Dulaney, 
Charles B. Duncan, John Eder, Homer Ford Sr. 
A. L. Griffin, Herbert R. Heston, Edwin D. 
Hoover, N. Everett Ingle, J. H/lilton Johnsen, 
Edward Koelzer, R. D. Landon, Granville A. 
Miller, Emil S. Mintz, H, H. IVIorrison, Robert 
L. Nelson, John W. Painter, Alcott S. 
Palmquist, Charles R. Pearce, Charles D, 
Prograce, H^orley V. Scott, Frank Spriet, E. A. 
Ware; 40-year members Charles J. Abel, 
Frederick H. Adolphi, William W. Andrews, 
James R. Arnold, Joe E. Barry, Lemuel Blevins, 
Bezeairlu Brown, Cornelius Button. William 
Carleton, Med Choate, Wallace G. Clawson, 
Winton Cowell, John D, Cox, Arthur 0. Dahl, 
Clarence Dahlseid, James Darling, Henry Daros, 
John DeLange, Earl E. DePeugh, Donald S. 
Dunning. Theodore R. Fisher, Otis W. Fosmo, 
Merrill D. Funk, John Gallentine, Weldon 
Gibson, Troy Goss, Dan E. Grant, William H. 
Griffin, Gilbert Halterman, James T. Hawkins 
Jr., B. J. Hayden, Kenneth H. Hayden, Werdie 
Helie, George A. Hood, Arthur G. Huddleston, 
Robert S. Huss. Sam Igyarto, William V. 
Jacob, Richard L. Jennings, Roland J. 
Jennings, Raymond B. Johnson, Woodrow 
Jolly, Jack Kaczor, W. H. Keil, James P. Kelly 
Sr., John K. Kovaciny, Frank C. Kunzweiler, 
Frank M. Landes, Paul Lopez, James H. Lyon, 
Maurice M. McCoy, C. L. McCraw, D. W. 
McEuen, Dale G, McKee, Samuel Macon, Willie 
W. Macon, Fred J. Maier, Kenneth B. 
Marquiss, F. B. Miller, John H. Miller, George 
W. Moore, Chester Munroe, Ira K. Nevling, 
Preciliano Orona, Leo L. Owens, Thomas 
Owens Jr., Hollis Parrish, L. E. Randolph, Sr,, 
Reyes, Jesus F. Reyes, Frank W. Rickerson, 
William J. Roberts, Charles Rodocker, Bert 
Rogers, William E, Ryan Jr., Alexander 
Scialabba, Elmer J. Senk, Cecil Starkey, H. 
Beecher Stowe, Ted St. Pierre, Robert B. 
Thurman, Alt Tusberg, Gary L. Vaughn, Jack H. 
Walker, Luther Walker, Frank M. Wilson, 
Harvey L. Wood, Earl Young, Melvin L. Zolber; 
35-year members Ellas Abacherii, Walter Ansel, 
George D. Atchison, Jesse M. Barnhart, Lonnie 

Barrier, L. Benson, Paul L. Betancourt, Herman 
Block, Loyd L. Boatright, Z. L, Boliek, J. C. 
Bourns, Frank Bridges, Deemal S. Brooks, 
Semion B. Buchanan, Pasquale Buglino, Joseph 
Campeau, J. S. Canoles, Conrad Chambers, 
Vernon H. Clemens Sr., Grant Cohick, Phillip 
Cruz. Alex M. Daily, M. L. Davis, Leonard 
DeLange, Joseph A. Duperron, Sam P. 
Edmondson, C. 0. Evans. James R. Farris, 
John E. Farthing, Richard Fehrenbach, George 
J. Ferguson, Sam N. Finch Sr., Margil R. 
Flores, Carl Forbis, Raymond E. Fry, Carrall T. 
Furgerson, Cecil C. Furney, Arthur Garon, 
Amos A. Gatlin Jr., T. L. Graham, Elum Gray, 
Ernest E. Griffin, Roy W. Gwatney, John H. 
Hancock, Max W. Harmon, Claude L. Head, 
George Hopkins, Edwin L. Hornsby, Richard G. 
Humphries, James Hunter, Frank H. Imus, 
Andrew Johnson Jr., Robert H. Johnson, Max 
C. Jones, E. W. Kelley, Howey N. Kendall, 
Ralph E. King, Richard C. Klaus, Edgar E. 
Leidholt, S. M. Lopez, Gustave A. Lutz, Findlay 
J. McKay, Reid C. McKee, Clinton S. Mcl^eely, 
Paul H. Mackzum, Manuel R. Madrid, Roy J. 
Malone, John C. Martin Sr., Harry E. Miller, 
John W. Miller, Merl C. Miller, Harold E. 
Minikel, Robert F. Moorshead, Howard Morris, 
Jack Names, Zack T. Norris, Herman J. Olson, 
Harold F. Onken, David Orona. Robert E. 
Patrick, Jesse G. Pepper, Loren T. Perce, W. 
F. Perkins, James M. Phillippi, Bernard 
Phillips, Hubert Phillips, Orley Philpott, Christo 
R. Pinard, Emmett L. Polee, R. E. Rasmussen, 
B. F. Reindel, George D. Reul, Henry F. Reyes, 
Manuel Reyes, Hilllard Rhoades, Ernest M. 
Richards, Gilbert Rios, Charles E. Roberts, 
Garland E. Rounsavall, Edward A. Salvini, Sr., 
H. W. Saveland, Dominick J. Sgambellone, 
Robert L. Shough, Sr,, Eddie Skipper, Elmer 
W. Smith, Woodrow W. Smith, Leo E. Socha, 
Walter Sorenson, Barney M. Spranger, Walter 
J. Sprenger, Robert W. Stachura, Elden R. 
Stanton, Chester C. Steele, William A. 
Stephens, Dale E. Tarr, Paul M. Thibadeau, 
Sanford S. Thompson, Everett Thornton 
William L. Thurman, Howard A. Trisler, W, C. 
Turner, Vincent Van Valer, Marcel D. Vernay, 
Robert Vitale, Joe P. Walker, John F. West, A. 
L. Whitworth, Leo Willhite, Aubrey L. Williams, 
Earl L. Williams, Howard J. Williams, Robert L. 
Wilson, James W. Wood, R. C. Worden, Billy 
J. Zastrow; 30-year Members Roman M. 
Aguilar, Robert H. Anderson, August D. 
Andresen, Richard L. Arias, Earl E. Aubrey, 
Charles Auzenne, John M. Bakker, John L. 
Basay, Howard R. Blum, Charles A. Bodden, 
Harold E, Bogle, L. M. Booth, Cornelius 
Brinkman, Herman Broome, C. Francis Brown, 
Peter J. Brown Sr., Rosviell Brown, John A. 

Castillo, Leigh Cavanaugh, Luis A. Colunga, C. 
R. Cook, Olin L. Cordell, Ralph E. Cowan, Bart 
M. Crego, Ralph E. Creller, William S. Davis, 
Oscar Deibert, Sr., Jack Delaney, Theodore M. 
Denmark, Norman Dennett, Richard E. 
Dickerson, Delmar Dopier, Bill V. Doyle, Wayne 
C, Dunn, Nicholas J. Durst. Robert B. Dyer, 
Gerald T. Edwards, Roland C, Ellingson, Arlie 
J. Files, Jesus R. Flores, Robert Fredrickson, 
Samuel C. Frisby, Jr., Roy E. Gatts, James W. 
Gilliam, Sr., Frank E. Goodwater, Larry Gray 
Sr., Milliard Gream, Charles R. Greenup, 
Richard Gutierrez, Ben R. Hale, Arthur B. Hall, 
Arthur E. Hall, William L Harvey, Sr., Paul W. 
Heldt, Johnny G. Hernandez, T. E. Johnson. 
Clifford L. Kelso, Sam Kennon, Clarence M. 
Ketterhagen, Joseph A. King, Elvest D. Knott, 
Charles Kretschmaier, Edward Lakey, G. L. 
Lane, Lester Lauritzen, E. W. Littlepage, 
Charles G. Love, Morris E. Lucky, James T. 
McCallister, Alford R. McCord, Joe 0. 
McKinnerney, Joe N. Martinez, Herbert A. 
Meek, Richard Meidlinger, Ernest Mendoza, 
Dale Messer, Walter C. Michael, Carl J, Miller, 
Odell 0. Mitchell, Lawrence R. Moore, Bert E. 
Morgan, Fred A. Morris, Gene 0. Morris, Earl 
S. Morrison, Charles E. Myers, Wilbur L. 
Myers, Virgil Oakleaf, Edward E. Onken, 
Charles J. Ort, Carl J. Owens. Arnold S. 
Palhegyi, Louis A. Palhegyi, Clinton E. Perdue, 
Sam R. Perea, Bert A. Peterson, Millard D. 
Piatt, Chester A. Poe, Oscar Pool, Jerry D. 
Prather, Joe R. Priest, Gilbert Rangle, James 
0. Raymer, Phillip Redondo, William P. Reed, 
Jack H. Reeves, Walter A. Reierson, Russell E. 
Rhoda, James T. Rose, Willard H. Sams, A. L. 
Scott, Don B. Shelton, M. F. Shoemaker. 
Joseph C. Short, Sr., Paul Sissung, Albert L. 
Sossman, Carl E. Stellingburg, Gregory 
Stevens, Lloyd W. Stone, John H. Sund, 
Frederick A. Tetzlatt, M. M. Tilton, Mike 
Treadwell, John Ulman, Gioggio Vaccarella, 
William Vander Wall, Joseph Van Gese, 
Salvador C. Vasquez, Tony S. Vermillion, Eddie 
Vidargar, James B. Viero, Danny T. Vraa, 
Wallace Watson, James L. Wehr, Bert M. 
Weinmann, Joe D. White, Merle Willhite, Aaron 
C. Williams, Ezra Wolter, J. D. Wood, Thomas 
W. Wright, Lawrence Youngsma and 25-year 
members Jules M. Auzenne, James 0. Becker, 
Loyd K. Berna, Raymond V. Bianchi, Carl 
Boyer, James E. Boyer, Jimmy D. Boyer, Lloyd 
L. Bryant, Owen Buse, Kenneth Coffey, Eugene 
R. Cook, Jesse 0. Cook, Jay W. Cooper, John 
E. Cosner, Darrell Curtis, William B. Davis, 
Elzie W. Dhabolt, Veria H. Formway, Walter H. 
Fundum, Howard K. Gandy. John Griffin Sr., J. 
A. Hamilton Jr., Joseph L. Hamilton, Luther E. 
Hammick, Jacob Harder, Lloyd C. Harter, 
Rodney N. Huff, Ronald Hufferd, William C. 
Jackson, John E. Jenkins, A. H. Knutson, 
Charles R. Kramer, Fernando Lerma, William H. 
Lerner, Arthur B. Lundstrom, David B. 
McConnell, Philip J. Mach, Warren D. Malone, 
Johnny L. Mehefko, Melvin M. Mortenson, 
William S. Nash, Ambrose S. Ornelas, Gleason 
Owens, William F. Patrick, Ivan 0. Paulson, 
Chancy R. Pearce, Robert I. Phelps, Charles 
W. Piehler, David E. Poarch, Ralph E. Pohlers, 
James H. Pratt, Ouane Radtke, William H. 
Radtke, L. A, Rodgers, Frank Rodriguez, Juan 
T. Rodriguez, William Ross, Paul L. Sampson, 
William H. Schultz, Alfred T, Seidenkranz, Oran 
Smith, Robert J. Smith, Wayne L. Spiva, Harry 
A, Stamp, Lyie F. Strayer, Francis G. Sydner, 
Sherman Taylor, John R. Tymchek, George 
Untied III, Walter W. Walker, Plez Wallen, 
Robert A. Williams, Frank J. Ydiando. 




At a recent banquet at the Greensburg 
Country Club, Local 462 awarded service pins 
to members with 25 or more years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
seated, from left: Raymond E. Henry and 
Donald J. Rugh. 

Standing, from left: Weldon F. Livengood, 
Carl J. DeAngelo, John Hauser, Gafred "Bud" 
Shaffer, and Curtis Logan. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left; Steven Zabkar, Jack Snyder, Clifford C. 
Menoher, and John Mollick. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members 

Greensburg, Pa. — Picture No. 2 

Greensburg, Pa. 
Picture No. 4 

Greensburg, Pa. 
Picture No. 5 

Greensburg, Pa. — Picture No. 3 


Redbank, N.J.— Picture No. 1 


Members of Local 2250 gathered over the 
Christmas holidays for their annual pin 
presentation to those with longstanding sen/ice 
to the UBC. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members Paul 
Moffler, left, and Robert Murray. 

Picture No. 2 shows 60-year member 
Michael Daly, center, with Business 
Representative James A. Kirk, left, and 
President Phillip Parratt. 

Also honored but not pictured were: 60-year 
memliers Roger Wymbs, Adolph Johnson, 
Grahm Rockafellow, and Felix Settembre; 55- 
year member Charles Unger; and 25-year 
members Neil Baxter Jr., Fred A. Behr, Howard 
Folbrecht, Harry Hurley, Donald A. Kornek, 
James P. Murray, and Robert P. O'Connell. 

Redbank, N.J.— Picture No. 2 

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Rochester, Minn. — Picture No. 2 

Greensburg, Pa. 
Picture No. 6 

seated, from left: William Zabkar, George Popp, 
Jack T. Ficca, Albert Ruda, Earl Stein, Victor J. 
Vikartowky, Calvin M. Kerr, and William J. 

Standing, from left: Howard Piter, banquet 
speaker and vice president of Minnotte 
Brothers; Robert P. Argentine, banquet speaker 
and executive business manager of the Western 
Pennsylvania District Council; Charles Wohler; 
John Bodner; Everett Brewer; Ralph Shirey; 
Robert Steiner; Charles May; and Robert 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members: 
Albert Hickok, left, and Donald Bush. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members: Ed 
Saxman, left, and Earl Cunningham. 

Picture No. 6 shows Robert R. Campbell, 
left, receiving an award of merit for 34 years of 
dedicated service to the local as recording 
secretary. Presenting the award is George E. 
Masarik, Local 462 officer and banquet 
committee member. 


At Local 1382's Christmas party, 17 
members were awarded pins for longstanding 
. service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Alger Johnson, Kendale Schacht, and 
Marvin Luckow. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Godfrey Luck, t^orbert Rivers, Donald 
Podolske, and Lorenze Schieck. 

Picture No. 3 shows 
40-year member Robert 

Members receiving 
pins but not pictured 
are as follows: 30-year 
member Chester 
Tenley; 35-year 
members Paul Bartz, 
Irvin Berg, Vernon 
Frederickson, George 

Ihrke, Oliver Olson, Raymond Pfeiffer, and 
Lawrence Shaw; and 40-year member Andrew 

Picture No. 3 

APRIL, 1986 


Madison, N.J. — Picture No. 3 


Service pins for members with up to 60 years 
of service were recently awarded by Local 620. 

Picture No. 1 shows members, from left: 
Tony Pennucci, 57 years; Business IWanager 
George Laufenberg; Louis Ramsey, 60 years; 
and Oscar Tonnesen, 60 years. 

Picture No. 2 shows members, from left: 
Sigwald Rolfsen. 45 years; Lewis Ramsey, 60 
years; Business Manager Laufenberg; Tony 
Pennucci, 57 years; and Joseph Petrone, 48 

Madison, N.J. — Picture No. 4 

Picture No. 3 shows members, from left: 
Business Manager Laufenberg; Harold 
Randolph, 49 years; Eugene Marian, 45 years; 
Anthony Terono, 48 years, Sabato Marconi, 46 
years; Edmund Jurasinski, 49 years; and 
Thomas Small, 48 years. 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members, front 
row. from left: Peter L. Pennella, Michael E. 
Loury, Michael A. Petrone, John M. Arsi, and 
Frank Brincka. 

Back row, from left: Anthony Pazienza, Pat 
Matthew Rocco, William J. Cunningham, John 

Astrab, Business Manager Laugenberg, Edward 
Kudlacik, John Buttacovoli, Herman C. Waetge, 
and Grant W. Nye. 

Also receiving pins but not present for 
photos were 25-year members Charles A. 
Cheek, Willard Francisco, Caniel L. Pallotta, 
Vincent J. Pallotta, l^orman H. Schroeder, 
Richard W. Small, and John J. Youhas; and 45 
tlirough 49 year members James Ginocchio, 
Whittier Mossett, Robert Nearpass, Raymond 
Swayze, James Callari, Clifford Egbert, Harold 
Flucht, John Hetherington, William Murray, 
Wilbert Olson, and Frank Toth. 



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Local 343 recently held its 98th anniversary 
banquet and presented pins to members with 
20 to 45 years of service 

Pictured are. front row, from left: 45-year 
member Albert Roy; 40-year member Enoch 
Overgaard; and 35-year members R. H. 
Zeemel, John Andrushko. Adolf Robert, Donald 
Plowman, and Andre Daeninck. 

Back row, from left: 25-year member Frank 
Thomas; and 20-year members Ronald Blonski, 
Roger Comeau, George Engel, Glen Erskine, 
Ferdinand Kopeschny, Oleska Wanwaruk, Theo 
Perraault, and Frank Niznowski. 

St. John's, Nfld. 


Local 579 recently held a banquet in honor of 
its 35-year members. Thirty-two qualified for 
the presentation, ranging m age from 64 to 86 
years. Speaking to the gathering was Local 
President Cyril Troke, Vice President Vincent 
Burton, and International Representative Gonzo 
Gillingham, who reminded those present that if 
it weren't for the efforts of trade unionists, 
society would not be enjoying the kind of health 
care, pensions, and old age security that we 
enjoy today." 

Pictured are, front row, from left: Thomas 

Hann, Wilfred Vincent, Pearce Bradly, Benjamin 
Windsor, and Jesse Way. 

Back row, from left: Arthur Badcock, Edward 
Dalton. Silar Broderick, Randell Chislett, 
Samuel Crewe, Philip Oliver, Charles Hampton, 
Rober Seymour, and Peter Tucker, 

Also receiving pins were George Austin, Fred 
Bailey, Archibald Barrett, John Bradbury, Albert 
Bussey, Eldon Gray, John Hawe, Vincent 
Hearty, Harrison Hillier, Leo Kinsella, William J. 
Molloy, Herbert Mulley, Lewis Parsons, 
Leonard Peach, Claude Ralph, Peter Robbins, 
George Fred Smith, and John F. Walsh. 



The following list of 1,138 deceased members and spouses repre- 
sents a total of $2,004,548.44 death claims paid in January, 1984; 
(s) following name in listing indicates spouse of members 

Ltn'til Union. Cify 

1 Chicago. IIj— Mark Arthur Rhodes. 

4 Davi'iiporl, lA — Arthur Eastin. Joseph Bcrnaucr 

6 Hudson Counl.y, N.|— John B. DcRosa 
Morton O. Press 

7 Minneapolis, MN— ChlTord Warlield 

Helen F. Dudo (s). Joseph Larson. Robert Stake. 

8 Philadelphia. PA— Francis J. Hilt. Margaret C. Heul- 
ings (s). 

I) Cleveland. OH — Jerry Sourek. Jr., Nancy C. Sobole 

12 Syracuse, NY — Carmen Grandinetti. 
1.1 Chicago, IL — Margaret Moran (s). 
15 Hackensack, NJ — Alexander B. Fafara. Carmine 

Guimara, Harry Lutz. John Monroe, Joseph Del 

Vecchio, Marjnus Griep, Orric K. Tanis. 
18 Hamilton, Onl. CAN—Frank O. Haley. Mirko Buric. 
20 New York, NY— Ellen Olson (s). 
22 San Francisco, CA — Albert Wyrsch, EvelynG. Bran- 

denberg (s). Everett Davis, Iver Nelson, Nick J. 

Rudometkin, Paul Mannoni, William Remmy. 

24 Central, CN— George Studwell, Lillian Kamb (s). 

25 Los Angeles, CA — Emii De Laere, Harold Tayson, 
Rudolph Brown, Sabina Anne Prior (s). 

27 Toronto. Ont. CAN— Henny Anna Allereilie (si. 

Sophia Dc Wilde Is). 
31 Trenton, NJ — Andrea Costantino. 

33 Boston, MA— Elizabeth B. Walker (s). Louis Shap- 
iro. William J. Belliveau. 

34 Oakland, CA— John P. Sliney, Phyllis Eileen Vos- 
burgh (s). 

35 San Rafael. CA— George Canby. Robert E. Cox. 

36 Oakland. CA— Carrol (). Martin. Donald E. Mar- 
shall, Joseph Roy Norskog. 

42 San Francesco, CA — Michael W. Reis. Unto Theo- 
dore Haapakoski. 

43 Hartford, CN— Edward Lasky. 
47 St. Louis. MO— Earle L. Bunte. 

49 Lowell. MA— Gerald B. Daigle. 

50 Knoxville. TN — Collier Edmonson. Everett Seals. 
Ida Louise DeWine (s), James E. Clark. Joseph E. 
Mays. Margie Lee GulTey Kelly (s). Maxwell Earl 
Goss, Robert R. Wood. 

53 White Plains, NY — Herman Mutgrave. 

54 Chicago. IL — Sylvia Leirvik (s). William G. Schoen- 

60 Indianapolis, IN — Charles L. Kepner. Ray Perdue. 

61 Kansas City. MO— Alfred E. Keehler, Dwight N. 
Scott, Kenneth L. Bolinger. Robert H. Lewis. Rob- 
ert V. Grubb, Stella M. Phillips (s). 

62 Chicago. IL — Albert C. Larson. Anna M. Nelson 
(s), Clare H. Carlson. 

64 Louisville, KY— Fred Otlersbach. Jr. 

65 Perth Ambov, NJ — Steve A. Munyak. 

6* Olean, NY— Charles Schoening, Paul E. Booth. 
69 Canton, OH— Marion W. Mehl. 
74 Chattanooga, TN — Grace Lusk (s). 

76 Hazelton, PA — Ralph Seppi. Thetma A. Thamarus 

77 Port Chester, NY — August Longo. 

80 Chicago, IL— Alfred A. Kiddie. Emil Olson. Mar- 
garet D. Wales (s), Marjorie Rowena Bowen (s), 
Toivo A. Piippo. 

81 Eric, PA— Glenn Davis. 

83 Halifax, NS CAN— Edward Joseph Heberl. 

85 Rochester, NY — Francesco S. Didonato, Myron L. 

Bedette, Peter Ferstead. 
94 Providence, RI — Agnes E. Conway (s). 
98 Spokane, WA — Edward L. Sanderson, Nora Fern 

Hastings (s). 

101 Baltimore, MD — George D. Dean, Joseph Goldstein, 
Philomene Barchel (s), Walter V. Babington. 

102 Oakland, CA — Allen L. Moore. Judson L. Eager, 
Richard Rochelle. 

104 Dayton, OH— Azel W. Uhl. 

105 Cleveland, OH— Jacob Yelcho. 

106 Des Moines, lA — John Neal. 

Ill Lawrence, MA — Charles W. Drouin, Patricia T. 

Danko (s). 
114 East Detroit, MI— Anthony J. Wyrembelski, Earl P. 

118 Detroit, Ml — Elmer Henning. Evander H. Holmes, 

Harry Frazis. 
122 Philadelphia, PA — Raymond Myers, Thomas So- 

128 SI, Albans, WV— Jay W. Conklin. 

131 Seattle, WA — Earl R. Eastwood, Lynn F. Mclntyre, 
Oscar F. Johnson. 

132 Washington, DC— Lyall V. Knupp, Richard H. Beall, 
Thomas F. Clancy. 

133 Terre Haute, IN — Bernice Taylor (s). Freeman Stew- 

135 New York, NY— Leon Mitchell, Rubin Mattson. 

142 Pittsburgh, PA— John K. Creasy. 

144 Macon, GA — Earle Lester Home. 

155 Plainfield, NJ— Joseph Johnson, William Wickett. 

159 Charleston, SC — Henry L. Ackerman. 

165 Pittsburgh, PA— Anthony J. Marcellino, William R. 

171 Youngstown, OH— Adolph Sandin. DeWilt Null, 

Elizabeth Eileen Schlabaugh (s), 
174 Joliet, Il^Wayne L. Wallers, 

180 Vallejo, CA— James E. Lund, 

181 Chicago, IL — James F. Panter. 

Local Union. City' 
























Cleveland, OH — Elmer G. Simmerer, Henry Scholtz, 
Martin E. Dziak. Michael J. Ramunni, 
Salt Lake City, UT— Edna J. Emmertson (s), Marthis 
F. Lawson, Mason S. Webb. 
Steubenville, OH— Vivian Gerclta Settle (si, 
Yonkers, NY— William Baker. 
Peru, IL — Paul J. Campeggio, Thomas Hollenback, 
Dallas, TX — H. L. Scroggins, Kyle E, Eaves, Max- 
ine Sink (s). 

Chicago, IL — Edmond Slyne, Fred O, Peters, John 
Bertotti, John Person, Joseph Shovey, Leo Walter 
Lewandowski, Rose Milyasevich (s), Tage E, Flo- 
din, Walter Fred Mackintosh. 
Columbus, OH — Charles H. Montgomery, Claude 
Sheets. Dewey Overmire. Gladys Geraldine Poling 

Wichita. KS — Delvenia G. Birsh (s). James Payton, 
Raymond C. Owens. 
Poughkeepsie, NY — Thomas E. Bond. 
Des Moines, lA — Dustin C. Brown. 
Stamford, CN — Alexander Munro. Cora Shaugh- 
nessv (s). Joseph Drouin. Salvatore Messina. 
Pittsburgh, PA— Joseph Pickel. 
Houston, TX— Alfred Groba. Cecil Wann Kelly. 
Evelyn L. Pinson (s). William Harris. 
Atlanta. GA — William Frank Turner. 
Pittsburgh. PA — Henry L. Commander. Robert G. 

Nev*' York. NY — Luigi Sette. 
Portland. OR — Daniel Dale Timmins. 
Cleveland. OH— Beverly D. Futey (s). Loretta Dyar- 
mett (s). 

Bloomingburg. NY — Roy C. Vanwagner. 
Savannah. GA — Jesse A. Ashmore. 
Nev* ^'ork, NY — Veronica Brier (s). 
Milwaukee, WI— Robert P. Jach. 
Saugerties. NY — William Sagar. 
Chicago Hgt. IL — John D. Zander. 
Newton. MA — Henry Belliveau. 
Watertown. NY — Harry Timmerman. 
Niagara-Gen & Vic, NY — Joseph Godino. 
Binghamton. NY — George Hamilton. Laverne Whit- 
more, Michael Senko. 

Kalamazoo, MI — Carlton Holly, Rudolf Neumeier. 
Pullman, WA— John J. Perry. 
Madison, WI — Frank Holan. 

San Jose, CA — James B. Gibson, John R. Wilson. 
Manuel I^ernandes. Peter Hutchison. Stella E. Wal- 
son (s). 

Aberdeen, WA — Victor Anderson. 
Roanoke, VA — Wilbur L. Mullins. 
Oklahoma City, OK— Cecil Ray Taylor, Clyde J. 
Gentry. Edith Mae Modena (s). Ewell Adrian Buck- 

Memphis. TN — Buford C. Walding. Hugh Mitchell. 
John T. Lyon, Leroy Jordan. 

Mattoon, IL — James W. McComas, Reuben P. Gil- 

New York, NY — Anton Bumburger. 
New Rochelle, NY — Louise Dinapoli (s). 
Philadelphia, PA— Joseph A. Kelly. 
Albany, NY' — Angelo D. Sano. 
BufTalo, NY— William Ziolkowski. 
Alton, IL — John E. Long. Levi Hauversburk. 
Richmond, VA— Marshall W. Tate. 
Camden, NJ — Anne S. Cooey (s). Bertha E. Temple 


Omaha. NB— Paul E. Otto. 

Alexandria, LA — Jerome Labro, Lonnie D. Rey- 

Lake Co, OH — Clemence W. Moreland. 
Lewiston, ME — Marie Anna Perron (s). 
Ft. Madison & Vie, lA — Vernon Hetherington. 
South Bend, IN— John W. Knepple, Wilma G. Sny- 
der (s). 

Cincinnati, OH — Charles Fichler, Clyde Mullins. 
St, Louis, MO — Sam Singleton. 
New Brighton, PA — Edward E. Young. 
Hingham, MS^Esther Gorachy (s), Gerald Penney. 
Belleville, H^Harvey Ohiendorf, William S. Weit- 

Vancouver, BC CAN — Knut Peterson. 
Auburn, NY — Frank Riccio. 

Philadelphia, PA— Edith G. Duncan (s). Peter W. 

Clarksville, IN — Emma Lottich Snider (s). 
Chester County, PA — Thomas DeHaven. 
Cheyenne, WY— Wayne S. Kelly. 
Tacoma, WA — Bertha Oquist (s), Howard A.Jensen, 
Kenneth L. Swenson. 
Ashland. KY— Labe W. Sexton. 
San Francisco, CA — Carl Gustafson. 
Lancaster, NY — Alvin K. Winter. 
Ann Arbor, MI — Catherine Francis Sharp (s), John 
W. Bird. 

Elmira, NY— Elbert T. Wilson, Sada L. Davis (s). 
Mamaroneck, NY — Anthony Macri, Sr. 
Oakland. CA— Delbert Kisner. Robert O. Sachs. 
True Protzman. 

Glendale, CA— Charles R. Good. Edwin D. Peters, 
Sr., Vera Shearin Loaney (s). 
Baker, OR— Clifford D. Bowen. 
Pine Bluff, AR— Herbert H. Coats. 

Local Union. City' 

586 Sacramento, C.\ — Charles J. Hardy, Glenn E. Lot- 

603 Ithaca, NY— Zanc J. Nash. 

610 Port Arlhur, TX— Chester Paul Thompson, Lizay 

611 Portland, OR— Richard Travis, Sr. 

613 Hampton Roads, VA — Velna Lucy Moorefield (s). 

620 Madison, NJ — John Toye. 

621 Bangor, ME — Ealhel F. Rowe, Josephine Rancourt 
(s), Rita Dumais Is). 

623 Atlantic County. NJ— John N. Garner, Oscar Hilton, 
Peter Guinasso. 

624 Brockton. MA — Eric Lindfors. 

626 Wilmington, DE— Anesla J. Thornburg Is), Clifford 
B. Mowbray. 

627 Jacksonville, FI^Annie G. Chitty (s), Artie P. 
Boyette, Raymond V. Bowen. 

633 Madison, IL — Leona D. Stockert (s), Steve George 

634 Salem, IL — Elza Greenwood. 

638 Marion, IL — Clarence Ward Severs, Hobert William 
Forby, John William James. 

639 Akron, OH— Mike Postak, Willie L. Sosebee, Sr. 
641 Fort Dodge, lA — Ernie Owen McGruder. 

654 Chattanooga, TN— Samuel Ben Davis. 

665 Amarillo, TX— Donald A. Pace, Vernon C. Bray. 

668 Palo Alto, CA— Finis E. Vaughn. 

678 Dubuque, lA— Clarence G. Miller. 

682 Franklin. PA— Kenneth Sibble. 

690 Little Rock, AR— Edwin Doyle Spann. 

696 Tampa, Fl^Mark C. Riggs. 

701 Fresno, CA — Donald Lips, Virgil F. Moore. 

710 Long Beach, CA — George P. Rasmussen, John H. 

Witham, Marvin R. Anderson. 
721 Los Angeles, CA — Beate Maria Schumacher (s), 

Ignacio Duran, John Rufer. Leo Opheim. Margarita 

Raussa Sanchez (s). 

724 Houston. TX— Wayne V. Barnett. 

725 Litchfield, lI^Hasiel F. Percival. 

726 Davenport, lA — Helen J. Garlock. 
735 Mansfield, OH— Howard Vantilburg. 

738 Portland, OR— Sigurd Backstrom, Stanley E. Stew- 

739 Cincinnati, OH — Harold Lewetch, Manford Fee. 
743 Bakersheld. CA — Maryellen Newman (s). 

745 Honolulu. HI — Makoto Kawata. Patrick Minoru 

Sakoguchi, Sadaji Uesugi. 
753 Beaumont, TX — Lonnie Seaman. 
758 Indianapolis, IN— Goldman B. Hill. 
764 Shreveport, LA — Erie W. Harris. Hazel C. Logan 

772 Clinton. lA — Joseph Lind. 

780 Astoria, OR— Herbert N. Braley, Robert H. Keith. 
783 Sioux Falls. SD— Martin Nyhaug. William J. Hoare. 
801 Woonsoeket. RI— Lea G. Clement (si. 
820 Wisconsin Rapids, WI — Lawrence joosten. Marjorie 

Voneinem (s). 
848 San Bruno. CA — Margaret Masters (s). Virgil Micke. 
857 Tuseon, AZ— Arlie H. Hammil. Arthur C. Gou- 

beaux. Louis S. Robinson. 
889 Hopkins. MN — Clarence Thompson. 
900 Altoona, PA— Vern M. Gathagan. 
902 Brooklyn. NY — Enrico Gasperetti. Sarah Serkin (si. 
906 Glenda'le. AZ^Carl H. Johnson. 
911 Kalfspell, MT— Harold Chickering. 
916 Aurora, IL — Donald W. Morris, Herman Pittman. 
944 San Bernardino, CA — Charles D. Prograce, Elzie 

W. DhL-bolt. 
951 Brainerd, MN— Fridthjof W. Pedersen. 
953 Lake Charles, LA — George Richard Reeves. 

958 Marquette, MI — Thelma Eleanor Syrjanen (s). 

959 Boynton, Fl^Donald H. Wilton. 

964 Rockland County, NY— Frank S. Ragalyi. 

971 Reno, NV — Elvin E. Olds, George Franklin Rogers, 
James Leiand Rosevear. 

977 Wichita Falls, TX— Glen D. Jones. 

998 Royal Oak, MI— Earl Hodges, Stephen Thomas. 

1001 N, Bend Coos Bay, OR— Hiram Elias Roe. 

1006 New Brunswich, NJ — Raymond E. Totten. Sr. 

1014 Warren. PA — John Edward Naegeli. 

1015 Tulsa, OK— Billy Wayne Martin. 
1022 Parsons, KS— Howard Peak. 

1027 Chicago, IL — Dan Ostrow, Ernest Kaye, Evelyn 

Shalvis (s), Vlastimer Jovanovic. 
1050 Philadelphia, PA— Bryon Stalnecker. 

1052 Hollywood, CA — Clementine Jacqueline Wagner ts). 
Herbert H. Fnzell. 

1053 Milwaukee, WI — Eugene Kozikowski. Henry Sta- 
pelfeldt. Waller W. Behrens. 

1062 Santa Barbara, CA— Cecil J. Wolfe. 

1074 Eau Claire, WI— Afner H. Olson, Clarence A. 


1078 Fredericksburg, VA — Thelma Marie Jenkins (s). 

1084 Angleton, TX— Annie Lou Borders (s). 

1089 Phoenix, AZ— Roy L. Morris. 

1091 Bismarck Mandn, ND— John P. Parker. 

1098 Baton Rouge, LA — Denver McCallister, Malcolm A. 


1102 Detroit, MI— Leonard P. Cashen. 

1108 Cleveland, OH— Lester Schmidt. 

1120 Portland, OR— Adolph E. Vogele, Ralph D. Gabel. 

1121 Boston Vicinity, MA — Charles F. Carr. 

1125 Los Angeles, CA — Marie Evelyna Benedict (si. Otto 

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Alpena. Ml— Warner P Hunt. 
Mt. Kisco, NY— Wanda McCord CI 
Toledo, OH— l.awrcnLC H. Williams 
San Pedro, CA — Ciustav Beuker. Philip Flonnc 
Wasliinglon, DC— Max R Huhn 
Roseville, CA — Dorothy Mae Ira (si. Earl Leighl>. 
i iijicnc Kaufman. 

San Francisco. CA — David Herman. Jacot> Saco- 
Mkh. Waller l.ilieWad 
Thunder Bay, Onl.. CAN— Peter Danek 
Columbus, IN — Huyene McKinney. 
Point Pleasant, VVV— Homer A. Kuhl. 
Pitlsbureh, PA— Anna K Weigand (si. 
Ne» Vork, NV— Adam Bauer. Frank Dubiel 
.Shakopee. MN— William A Oerlh, 
Billinss, MT— Richard Hanna 

Chicaso, IL— Alben R, Zibcll. William T Hambach, 
Crand Island, NE— John H, Ulneh 
Pcnsacola, FL— Willie Allen. 
Charleston, WV— Matlie B. Samples (si 
Medford. NV— Chester Rhodes. John Blake. Jr 
Ironwood, Ml — Elmer Forslund, 
Modesto. CA— James W. Urbin. 
N. Westminster, BC, CAN— Alice Dorothy Wilson 
(s). Alma Harriet Priebe (s). 
Iowa City, lA — Atherton Dwighl Beasley, 
.Austin, tX — Vernon W Kelley 
Decatur, AL — Marshall E, Chandler, 
Clearwater, FL — Irene Grauman (s) 
Mountain View, CA — Homer Mahan. Martin H, 

.\nehorage, AK — Cecil F. Burk. Richard T. Breeden 
Huntington, NV — Ernest B. Olsen. Robert Hammill 
San Diego, CA — Howard O. Green. Jess L. Vea/ey. 
Ruth Lane (s), Shelton Buchanan 
San Diego, CA — Jesus E. Cardenas 
New London. CT — Doris M. LeClair (si 
Fall River, MA— Belmyra Machado (s). Donald S 
MacMullen. Joseph Bastarache 
Fvanston, IL — tihzabeth Relzinger (s) 
Lake Worth, FL— Dessie M Wagner (si. Domlhy 
A Malson (s), Irvin R, Childs 
Alliuquerque, NM — Arthur D, Michael, Jerry Mor- 

Monterey, CA — Paul Raymond, 
Independence, MO — William H, Burkhart. 
Sante F'e, NM — Filadelho Miera. Jose Morgas 
Toledo, OH — Mclvin Long, 
Chester, IL — Fred J. Bueckman. 
Cleveland. OH— Anthony J. Stack. 
Seattle, WA — Earl Beyers. 

Santa Monica, CA — Constantino Cordone. Paul F 

Richmond, VA — Roscoe D Hunley. 
San Pedro, CA — Julian Sedillo, 
Paducah, KV — Frank E, Korte 
Johnstown, PA — Frank Yosie. Robert E, Miller, 
Cumpton, CA — Richard Rhodes. Sr, 
Topeka, KS — Rcnnie Richa. William L. Jones, 
Lansing, Ml — Harold L Byrd. Theodore Battin 
Detroit, MI — Henry Radziszewski, 
Huntington Beach, CA — James A, White, 
New York, NY — Andrew Osterberg, Jack Zucker. 
Norman Jensen 

La Porte, IN — Edward Keenan. Harry E Dwight 
Burlington, NJ — Herman E Strickland, 
E. Los .Angeles, CA — Harry Kazanan, 
El Monte, CA — Benjamin L, Richards. Darwin H 
Hunter. Donald B, Calvin. Herbert Graham, John 
Kniayenbnnk. Jose Esparza. Raymond Stabile. 
Waller S, Wika, 

Kansas City. KS — Lotus M, Thornton, 
New York, NV— Camillo Dalleva. Ehzabelh Diorio 
(si. Cius Butler 

Culver City, CA— Heltie Lucille Matthews 
Napoleon, OH — George Walker 
Englewood, CO — Arturo Ruiz. Robert S, Ewbank 
Lawton, OK — Benjamin W, Howard. Paul Flick. Sr 
Hutchison, KS — Orval Deffenbaugh. Vernon E, 

Washington, DC — George C, Brown, James W 

Wausau, WI — Walter Cinggel, 
SI. I>ouis, MO — Herbert Gerher 
Bremerton, WA— Floyd J Williams, 
Redding, CA— Wanda Whitman (si, 
Los Angeles, CA — Edward W, Miller, Jeffrey L, 

(Irand Rapids, Ml — Floyd A, Wilson. Jacob J, Pruis, 
Hayward. CA — Florence F, Forwood (s). George 1 
Poller. Helen 1, Harding (si. John W, Combs. Leo 
Schoenborn. Vernon Hoffman. William P, Brasiel 
S. Luis Obispo, CA — Charles B, Atwood. Gordon 
E, Ward, 

Minneapolis, Ml — Ansel C Jorgenson. Evall C 
Larson, Obert N Metvedt, 
.\leKandria, VA — Jack F, Graham, 
Ft. William, Ont., CAN — Frances Urquart Pesheau 


Morganlon, NC — Homer C, Abernathy. 

Tacoma. WA — Francis Piva. Richard EIrod. 

Chicago, IL — Kurt Lalour 

Pasco, WA— Ed(th Dolsby (si 

Auburn, WA— Dclbert E, Gilbert. Haskel L Davis 

Vancouver. WA — Bert V, Homes, Mary Pearl 

Thompson (si. 

Murray, KV — Clara Brandon (s) 

Kirkwood, MO — Constance D, Bangert (si. Nancy 

N McKinney (s>, 

Milwaukee. WI — Harold Peck, Raymond A Noggle, 

Ponland, OR— Alice F Franco (s). 

Pittsburgh, PA— Gilbert L Aul. 

Orlando, FL — Frank Cochrane. 

Las Vegas, NV — George Clifford Kemple 

Lottil Union. City 

1789 Bijou, CA— Frank Albert Wruble. 
1797 Renlon, WA— Glona Millar (si 
1811 Monroe, LA— Joseph William West, 

1815 Santa Ana, CA — Merle Ashley Traslavina (si. Percy 
C Clark. William l.efner 

1816 PIvmouth, IN — James Lcroy Coplen. Sr, 

1822 Fort Worth, TX— Grady B Harns. Howard Milton 
Singleton, Rufus Lester Leggett. Sr.. Sue F. 
McKinney (s) 

1823 Philadelphia, PA— Charles Sieber. 

1845 Snoqualm Fall, WA— Louis Glen McDivitt. Wendell 
1, Hutchins 

1846 New Orleans. LA — Alonzo T Stanga. Amy L, Spell- 
man (si. Annette Delancy (s). Arledgc H, Ashbey. 
Sr,. Camille O Authement. F^austin P, Bellow. 
Pauline Mathics (si. Vernon P, Williams 

1849 Pasco, WA— Cai Causey. Charles Peters. Frank A, 

1865 Minneapolis, MN— Joseph D Deibler, Luella M 

Goede (s), 
1871 Cleveland, OH — George T, Neforos, 
1889 Downers Grove, IL — Ezra J , Ponder, John Devereux, 

Fa(rick John l,ynn. Paul T, Conrad. Pete Bonarek, 

Thomas Barr, Wyate H, Stokes. 

1896 The Dalles. OR— John M Moore, Lloyd J. Jacobson. 

1897 Lafavette. LA — Eddie Babmeaux, 
1911 Becklev, WV— Charles W, Howell 

1913 Van Nuys, CA— Arthur M Carsrud. Bernice H. 

Monroe (si. Toivo P, Sihvonen, 

1921 Hempstead, NY— Henry Betz. Louis M Miller 

1927 Dclray Beach, FI^Archibald M Crichlon, 

1929 ( leveland, OH— Charles D Enzor 

1946 London, Ont., CAN — Lloyd Jamieson, 

1947 Hollywood. FL — Arthur T, Arneson 

1961 Roseburg, OR— William Morris Polmateer, 

1978 Buffalo, NY— Alice Mane Duffy (si, 

2006 IxK Calos, CA— Darrol D, Deluca. Vernon O, Walker. 

2018 Ocean County, NJ — Clarence E, Allerton, 

2t)46 Martinez, CA — Howard Flory, Iva Lee Woods tsl. 

Louis H Kolling- 
2049 <;ilberlville, KY— Flossie M House (s) 
2073 Milwaukee, WI — Bernard Bergmann. Henry Brze- 

2076 Kclowna, B.C.. CAN— Pietro Agoslino Creta, 
2078 Vista, CA— Eloise B, Bonney (si, 
2093 Phoenix, AZ— Merle Church 
2101 Moorefield, WV— Junior Thomas Funk Isl, Ralph 

Dwight Alt (si, 
2114 Napa, CA — Charles Franklin Hatmaker, 
2127 Cenlralia, WA— Herbert O, Wirkkala, 
2155 New York. NY — Samuel Frydman 
2158 Rock Island, ll^John H Booth 
2203 Anaheim, CA — F>ances E Fordyce (si. George 

Berger. Veryl Glenard Foft 
2209 Louisville, KY — Cecil li Moore. David Eskridge. 
2217 Lakeland, Fl. — William Eugene Bridges. 
2232 Houston, TX— Josic Lee Feazle (s). 
2250 Red Bank, NJ— Fdilh Johnson Is). 
2258 Houma, LA — Felix Clement, 
2287 New York, NY— Bernard Rakofsky. Louis Krebs, 

Theresa E, Souran (s). William Finkelstein, 
2291 Lorain, OH — James E, Conley, 
2.108 Fullerlon, CA— Wayne A Perry 

2310 Madisonvillc. KY— Roger D Travis 

2311 Washington, DC — George Kincaid, Horacio Artiga, 
2317 Bremerton, WA— Jack D Houghton 

2.161 Orange, CA — Jimmy Wayne Alwell 

2371 Cambridge City, IN — Waldron Robinson, 

2375 Los Angeles, CA — Lulu Margaret Smith (s). 

2398 El Cajon, CA— Elmer Krueger, 

2404 Vancouver, B.C., CAN— John David Yoell, 

24.10 Charleston, WV— James B Smithers. 

2435 Inglewood, CA — William L, Jackson 

2456 Washington, DC — James D, Conroy, 

2471 Pcnsacola, Fl.— Robert S, Bell, 

2493 Quesnel, B.C.. CAN— Hjalmar Holm, 

2519 .Seattle, WA— Cora Bell Cozy (si, Hans Ramcke, 

2608 Redding, CA— Eugene C Martin 

2633 Tacoma, WA — Frank Marmo. George Barragar, 

2696 Milford, NH — Edmund Romagnoli. 

2767 Morton, WA— Sam Self 

2795 Ft. Lauderdale, Fl^Paul T Horan. 

2805 Klickitat, WA— Roben F Gimlin 

2835 Independence, OR — Bruce C, Smith, 

2881 Portland, OR— Roy C Wilcox 

2942 Albany. OR— Woodrow Wilson, 

2949 Roseburg, OR— Alma A, Mertens (si, Delores L, 

Franklin (s). Harlow E, Wagner. Mary Lou Wilson 


,1023 Omak, WA— Vernon Dale Cotton, 

.10.38 Bonner. MT— Robert Rees. Wallace Cantrell. 

3074 Chester, CA— John Sloan 

.3088 Stockton. CA— Rodney S. Von Fletcher. Wilfred 

James Ferns (s) 

.1091 Vaughn. OR — Francis (iarner Armstrong, William 

F^ Hawkins 

3148 Memphis, TN— Willroy Hanna 

3161 Maywood, CA — Alben Rubalcava. Frank Krause. 

7000 Province of Quebec, Local 1.14-2 — Joseph Bibeau, 

Mane Luce Munelle Savard (s). 

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Union Pension 

Funds IVIust Work 

for Worl(ers 

Retirement fund 

managers must be 

aware of situation 

Worker pension funds are the largest 
source of investment capital in our econ- 
omy today, with assets of over $1 trillion 
dollars and projections indicating this fig- 
ure will pass the $3 trillion dollar mark by 
the turn of the century. These funds, which 
are the retirement security of millions of 
American workers, own more than 20% 
of the outstanding stock of the nation's 
500 largest industrial companies. By the 
year 2000, workers' pension funds will 
control 50% of the stock of American 
corporations. In short, worker pension 
funds are the lifeblood of our economy. 

The numbers above reveal the tremen- 
dous power of these funds, a power that 
is all too often being used against the 
interests of plan beneficiaries and workers 
in this country. It is not uncommon to see 
union pension fund assets flowing into 
non-union construction or holding the stock 
of anti-union companies in their portfolios. 
A further problem being experienced is that 
these funds are increasingly being managed 
by professional investment advisors hostile 
to the rights of workers and the goals of 
organized labor. 

The use of union pension fund assets to 
support companies bent on undermining 
worker and union rights is not only wrong, 
it threatens the very integrity and viability 
of these funds. When union pension money 
is funneled into non-union construction 
projects, our members lose and our mem- 
bers' pension funds are threatened. Like- 

wise, when union pension funds hold the 
stocks and bonds of companies hostile to 
basic worker rights, we aid companies 
which challenge the very concept of worker 
retirement funds. 

We must never lose sight of a most 
important fact: Pension trust assets are 
the earned retirement income of plan ben- 
eficiaries. The law imposes on plan trust- 
ees the fundamental duty to manage the 
trust in the sole interests of the beneficia- 
ries. In fulfilling these obligations, it is 
proper and necessary that the services of 
financial experts be utilized in the invest- 
ment and administration of fund assets. 
However, this does not dictate that we do 
business with fund managers who, while 
reaping millions in management fees from 
worker pension funds, work against the 
interests of our members, nor does it 
require that our funds be invested in anti- 
union companies. 

The investment advisors who manage 
the vast amount of worker pension assets 
noted above include insurance companies, 
banks, and independent investment-man- 
agement companies. The names of the 
financial institutions you see providing 
construction financing on the non-union 
construction projects in your area are the 
same institutions which manage many of 
our funds. Financing non-union construc- 
tion is not the only role these financial 
institutions play in the construction in- 
dustry, many are also major regional and 
national real estate developers. 

Examples of pension fund assets being 
used against the best interests of plan 
beneficiaries are increasingly common. The 
opening pages of this issue of Carpenter 
magazine contain an article about one such 
group of investment and financial services 
companies which cause us immediate con- 
cern. American Express Co. and its sub- 
sidiaries benefit handsomely from the 
management of union pension funds, while 
at the same time they engage in the de- 
velopment of millions of dollars of con- 
struction using non-union contractors. 

We don't need to do business with 
investment advisors who in other business 


activities refuse to use or even consider 
using contractors employing our mem- 
bers. It's obvious that if our construction 
members don't work, these plans lose their 
funding source and their long-term viabil- 
ity is threatened. A fund manager who 
either directly or through subsidiary op- 
erations refuses to work with our members 
does not deserve our business. There are 
plenty of competent investment manage- 
ment companies we can work with. 

By the same token, we must begin to 
vigorously demand that our pension assets 
not be invested in anti-union companies, 
such as Louisiana-Pacific, and Halliburton 
Corp., the parent of Daniel Construction 
Co., and many other such companies. The 
AFL-CIO boycott fist is composed of 
companies whose stock and bonds should 
not be found in our members' pension 
funds. With the broad universe of stock 
investments available, we need not sac- 
rifice financial return when we require that 
our funds be invested in companies which 
respect basic worker rights. 

The protection of basic worker rights has 
been and continues to be the basic goal of 
the Brotherhood and the entire trade union 
movement in this country. These basic 
rights are under increasing attack by com- 
panies in which our pension funds hold 
significant ownership positions and those 
institutions which manage these retirement 
funds. It is incumbent upon us to fight this 

The Brotherhood has a long and proud 
history of involvement in the initiation and 
growth of the private worker pension sys- 
tem in this country. In 1971 it pioneered 
a program of pro-rata agreements which, 
for the first time, afforded members in the 
construction trades the ability to change 
jobs and maintain their pension benefits 
at the same time. In other words, a mem- 
ber covered by a pension plan under the 
International Pro-Rata Agreement who 
moves from one job covered by the pro- 
rata agreement to another job covered by 
the pro-rata agreement can achieve con- 
tinuity of pension coverage as provided in 
the agreement. When the international 

agreement was signed by General Presi- 
dent M.A. Hutcheson and other labor and 
management officials in 1971, many local, 
district, and area pension plans had al- 
ready signed reciprocal plans and had 
achieved some measure of "portability." 
A list of pension plans covered by the 
master pro-rata agreement is published 
periodically in our Carpenter magazine. 

We face new challenges today which 
we must confront. Workers' retirement 
funds must not be used against the inter- 
ests of those who have toiled to establish 
these funds in the hope of a secure future. 

Patrick J. Campbell 
General President 


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Ice Palace 


Building with wood, metal, concrete 
. . . these are the usual materials ... but 
building with ice?? 

Last winter, UBC Carpenters, Mill- 
wrights, and Pile Drivers of St. Paul, 
Minn., worked with other Building Trades- 
men to create the masterpiece of that 
city's Winter Carnival. Erected beside a 
frozen lake, the St. Paul Ice Palace rose to 
a towering height of 128 feet, nine inches 
and glowed through the night with an ar- 
ray of colored lights strung by members 
of the International Brotherhood of Electri- 
cal Workers. Union "Brickies" laid the 
640-pound ice blocks, and engineers shot 
laser beams at various blueprint targets 
every 12 hours to monitor any shifting or 
settling. The palace would have gone 
higher into the winter sky, but weather 
inconsistencies caused the master plan to 
be scaled back in the final days. Neverthe- 
less, the Ice Palace was spectacular ... a 
tribute to skilled union labor. For more 
about the Ice Palace turn to Page 23. 
Photographs by Donald Cameron, Local 
87, St. Paul, Minn. 

May 1986 

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Patrick J. Campbell 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
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Sigurd Lucassen 

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John Pruitt 

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John S. Rogers 

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Wayne Pierce 

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Washington, D.C. 20001 


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. Thomas J. Hanahan 
12 E. Erie Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60611 

Fourth District, E. Jimmy Jones 
12500 N.E. 8th Avenue, #3 
North Miami, Florida 33161 

Fifth District, Eugene Shoehigh 
526 Elkwood MaU - Center Mall 
42nd & Center Streets 
Omaha, Nebraska 68105 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
400 Main Street #203 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
Gramark Plaza 

12300 S.E. MaUard Way #240 
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222 

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, T2K OG3 

William Sidell, General President Emeritus 
William Konyha, General President Emeritus 

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

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VOLUME 108 No. 5 MAY 1986 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Health Care Costs: A Battle Labor Must Win 2 

American Express: Members Urged to Leave Home Without It 4 

Pruitt Succeeds Ochockl as Second General Vice President ........ 5 

Hanahan Named Third District Board Member 5 

Industrial Leaders Confer In Indiana 6 

Taking the Initiative: Industrial Sector Moves Ahead 8 

General Secretary Emeritus Livingston Dies 10 

L-P Financial Decline Continues 11 

"Double Breasting" Legislation Introduced by D'Amato 13 

Missing Children 13 

Legislative Update: GOP's Labor Record 14 

Canadian Industrial Conference 17 

Canadian Forest Products Board Holds First Meeting 19 

Blueprint for Cure Campaign Rolls On 23 

Chemical Hazards on the Job: Your New Right to Know 27 


For labor, the spiraling cost of health 
care and its subsequent impact on health 
insurance premiums and coverage has 
become one of the issues of the 1980s, 
at the bargaining table and in the political 
arena. Our cover story this month takes 
an in-depth look at this issue and the 
need for cost controls and in-depth plan- 
ning. While the threat of rising health 
care costs may seem to loom like an ugly 
menacing monster, unconquerable by any 
individual effort, every effort helps. 

One health care area destined for growth 
in the 80s is preventative health care; 
people taking control of their own health — 
stopping smoking, moderating alcohol, 
excercising, and attending to their eating 
habits. Hospitals and health maintenance 
organizations all over the country are 
shifting their emphasis to provide edu- 
cation and help to people willing to take 
responsibility for the physical and med- 
ical shape of their bodies. 

Perhaps this will help to get the health 
care system back on track — away from 
a huge money-making institution that has 
lost sight of the original goals of the 
medical profession, often gaining at the 
expense of the little man, to an institution 
where health care professionals and or- 
ganizations can work with the patients, 
not just at combatting illnesses, but at 
achieving health. 

Photo credits: Silhouette of man from 
Taurus Photos Inc.; top right, American 
Cancer Society; middle and lower pic- 
tures. Kaiser Permanente . 


Washington Report 12 

Labor News Roundup 15 

Ottawa Report 18 

Local Union News 20 

Apprenticeship and Training 24 

Plane Gossip 29 

Members in the News 30 

Retirees' Notebook 31 

Consumer Clipboard 32 

Service to the Brotherhood 33 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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lealth care costs . . . post-retirement 
health benefit programs . . . cost con- 
tainment . . . medical malpractice . . . 
generic drugs. . . . They'rejust somany 
words . . . until you check into a hos- 
pital with a major ailment. Then it all 
falls on you like a keg of 10-penny nails. 

"Until recently I was one of those 
people who looked at articles on hos- 
pitals in my union magazine with only 
a passing interest," one union member 
told us. "It seemed as though the ar- 
ticles were filled with a lot of statistics. 

"Then I had a heart attack, and the 
statistics became a reality. I spent 14 
days in a local hospital, and the bill for 
the stay was $10,000. Then I was re- 
ferred to another hospital in another 
town, where I spent nine days at a cost 
of $21,000. 

"When the bills arrived from both 
hospitals they ran for 16 pages . . . and 
they were almost all Greek to me. 

"These costs were just for the hos- 
pital. They didn't include the doctors' 

"As I sat down and looked over the 
itemized statement, I was totally amazed. 
One particular pill cost $2.10. A doctor 
gave me a prescription for these same 
pills, and I paid $3.15 for 100 tablets at 
the drug store. 

"Fortunately, my health insurance 
covered the majority of expenses. But 
it made me stop and think. What about 
the people who are unemployed? The 
elderly? Those people out on the streets? 
I tell you. I'm glad we have health 
insurance in our contract . . ." 

This union member is one of the lucky 
Americans and Canadians covered by 
employer-paid health insurance plans. 
More than 35 million of our friends and 
neighbors have no health insurance at 
all. Health coverage which was building 
up over the past three decades is now 
beginning to erode because of increased 
costs. Since 1982, the percentage of 
private health insurance plans with de- 
ductibles of $150 or more has risen from 
9% to 38%. 

Hospitals are buying costly high-tech 
equipment to save lives, which is fine, 
but those costs are being passed on to 

The problem is made more critical 
because more and more people are 
living longer, and the medical expenses 
of the elderly are staggering. Though 
Medicare covers much of the expense 
for acute illnesses, it does not cover 
the prolonged custodial care that sen- 
iors often need. 

There must be some cost controls 
and there must be more long range 
public planning. 

Much of the crisis in health care 


A Battle Labor Must Win 

centers around "cost containment." 
Cost containment, basically, is any pro- 
gram designed to fight increases in the 
cost of health care and to make sure 
that people receive the high quality 
health care they need and deserve. 

For years some employers who pro- 
vide medical care as a fringe benefit in 
a contract have been arguing that they 
should pay less of this benefit and 
employees should pay more. At the 
bargaining table union negotiators have 
refused to make concessions in this 
area. They do not want to penalize their 
members for something which isn't their 

Instead of reducing benefits, the union 
suggests a program to control health 
care costs at the source by working 
with the employers, the doctors, and 
the hospitals to hold down charges to 
union members and their families. In 
some cases this might include boycot- 
ting certain health plans and certain 
hospitals and exposing fraud in billings. 

If you're covered by a good health 
plan, you may ask why you should be 
concerned with how high your medical 
bills are. The money to pay them doesn't 
come out of your pocket, you may 

Actually, when you think about it, it 

does. You earn every benefit contained 
in your UBC contract. The company 
doesn't give you anything. In many 
cases, the health care benefit came to 
you because the employer wasn't will- 
ing to pay higher wages. 

Suppose, for example, that medical 
costs continue to skyrocket during the 
term of your present contract. When 
negotiations come up again, the com- 
pany may propose concessions in the 
area of your health benefits. 

If management doesn't succeed, then 
company negotiators might try to make 
up that cost in some other area of the 

The bottom line is that the money 
used to provide your health benefits — 
and every other benefit in your con- 
tract — is your money, negotiated for 
you by the union. So it's in every 
member's interest to hold down the 
cost of health care. 

How does cost containment work? 

Under most contracts, the trustees 
of the health and retirement funds in- 
terpret the guidelines for all of the 
union's contractual health care benefits, 
whether they are provided through the 
funds, a private insurance company, or 
a benefits administrator. 

Some trustees have set up a model 


program for dealing with the two largest 
problems in health care costs: excessive 
fees and charges for medically unnec- 
essary or inappropriate services. There 
have even been cases of union members 
or their dependents being charged for 
services that were never performed. 

The cost containment program is de- 
signed to prevent doctors, pharmacies, 
and other medical suppliers from charg- 
ing unreasonable amounts or unfair fees 
for their services, and to prevent them 
from collecting such fees from mem- 

How will you know whether you're 
being charged too much or getting billed 
for unnecessary services? 

In most cases, your health insurance 
carrier will let you know. As part of 
the cost containment program, the funds 
and most insurance companies have 
established "reasonable charges" for 
various kinds of medical services. If 
you are overcharged, your doctor or 
hospital will receive a notice of the 
overcharge, along with a reasonable 
payment for the services you received. 
The notice will also ask the doctor or 
hospital whether there was anything 
unusual about the case which could 
legitimately result in a higher than nor- 
mal charge. 

You should also get an "Explanation 
of Benefits" (EOB) form in the mail, 
which will list the services you re- 
ceived, the amounts billed, the amount 
paid by your health insurance, and the 
reason that payment was denied. 

You are the only person who knows 
whether you received particular serv- 
ice, so it's up to you to let your em- 
ployer or plan administrator know about 
it. To do that, you should read your 
EOBs carefully to make sure that you 
received all the services hsted. If you 
find a charge for a service you never 
received, you should notify your em- 
ployer or plan administrator immedi- 

Your unionjights 

to maintain 

benefits and 

reduce costs. 

Employers have pursued three prin- 
cipal methods for direct shifting of health 
care costs to workers: raising deducti- 
bles, increasing co-payments, and re- 
quiring partial payment of insurance 
premiums. Some employers have also 
instituted various forms of cash rebates 
to encourage lower utilization of health 

During the 1970s the high percentage 

of payroll costs going to health insur- 
ance premiums resulted in "monies that 
rightfully should have been available 
for wage and benefit increases" being 
diverted to maintenance of existing 
health care coverage. Over the past 
several years, the situation has wors- 
ened dramatically, with "employer af- 
ter employer coming to the bargaining 
table demanding that workers pick up 
a significant portion of health premiums 
and/or sacrifice coverage" painstak- 
ingly acquired through years of nego- 

Current concern centers around so- 
called "deductibles" hsted by the health 
insurance company. Deductibles are 
"front end" fees — assessed on a yearly 
basis — that must be paid for health care 
services before the insurance plan will 
pay any benefits. Co-payments repre- 
sent a percentage of medical bills that 
must be paid by a plan participant each 
time he or she uses certain services 
covered under the plan. 

Studies of private insurance plans 
show that deductibles have increased 
by 300% in recent years. In addition, a 
survey of 250 large firms by Hewitt 
Associates, a benefits consultant, 
showed that while 89% of the firms 
provided full reimbursement for hos- 
pital room and board in 1979, by 1984 
only 50% of the companies provided 
reimbursement without requiring a co- 
payment from participants. In 1979, 
45% of the companies provided full 
reimbursement for surgery; that figure 
has since dropped to 29%. 

The United States is spending more 
than $1 billion per day on health care 
services. Public health care programs, 
including Medicare and Medicaid, con- 
sume 12% of the entire federal budget. 
The cost of private benefit plans is 
doubling every five years, leading to 
higher and higher premium demands 
from insurers. 

In spite of what Americans now are 
paying for the cost of health care serv- 
ices, the number of people without 
needed protection is rising, including 
large numbers of low-wage and jobless 
workers. Another disturbing trend is 
the growth in corporate ownership of 
health care facilities. For-profit corpo- 
rations are becoming a growing pres- 
ence in health care — hospitals, nursing 
homes, HMOs, and every other type 
of health care facility. Private corpo- 
rations have better access to capital 
markets, and their expansionary objec- 
tives are facilitated by the current tax 
structure and reimbursement system. 

Organized labor remains convinced 
that the only way to assure all Ameri- 
cans access to quality health care they 
can afford is through the enactment of 

Continued on Page 5 

Cost Containment: 
How You Can Help 

You can help the union make sure 
that UBC members and their families 
receive quality health care at a reason- 
able cost by following these steps: 

• Read your Explanation of Benefits 
(EOB) forms (which you will receive 
whenever a claim is paid or denied) to 
make sure the information is accurate. 
You should contact your employer or 
plan administrator immediately if the 
EOB shows payment for services 
which you did not receive. 

• Ask your doctor or pharmacist to 
substitute FDA-approved generic drugs 
for brand name drugs whenever possi- 
ble. Generic drugs have been tested by 
the Food and Drug Administration and 
are proven to be just as effective and 
safe as brand names. They are also 

• Ask your doctor to write prescrip- 
tions for as long a period as possible, 
especially if you take medication on a 
regular, long-term basis. 

In these cases, most doctors will 
write the first prescription for a 30-day 
supply, the second for a 60-day supply, 
and all prescriptions after that for a 90- 
day supply. They do this to make sure 
first that the medication is appropriate 
for your condition, and also to make 
sure that there are no harmful side ef- 

But some doctors will continue to 
write prescriptions for a 30-day supply, 
which means either that you have to go 
back to the doctor every month to get 
another prescription or your druggist 
has to call the doctor's office every 
month for a refill. Either way, it costs 
more than necessary, because the doc- 
tor may charge you for another office 
visit, and the pharmacist may collect 
three dispensing fees instead of one 
during each 90-day period. 

• Make sure your pharmacist fills 
prescriptions for the length of time or- 
dered by the doctor. Most do, but 
some pharmacists "split" prescriptions. 
For example, if your doctor gives you a 
prescription for a 30-day supply, the 
pharmacist might fill it for only 15 days 
and make you come back for the other 
15-day supply. This way, the pharma- 
cist collects two dispensing fees instead 
of one for your prescription. 

• Contact your employer or plan ad- 
ministrator immediately if your doctor 
or hospital tries to make you pay for a 
bill which was denied because the serv- 
ice was not medically necessary or the 
charge was excessive. 

MAY 1986 


Brotherhood Members 

Urged To 

Leave Home Without It 

Non-Union Construction Prompts Boycott Call 

American Express Co.'s use of non- 
union contractors to construct its $60 
million credit card processing facility 
in Greensboro. N.C., has prompted 
UBC General President Patrick J. 
Campbell to call for the initiation of a 
labor-consumer boycott of American 
Express Co. credit and travel products 
and services. 

As reported in the April edition of 
Carpenter, American Express is pres- 
ently constructing a major credit card 
facility in Greensboro, N.C. Non-union 
contractors paying substandard wages 
and benefits are constructing the project 
which will serve as a regional customer 
service center for American Express' 
credit card business. Repeated efforts 
by the Building Trades and the Broth- 
erhood to secure the work have been 
repudiated. Assurances from the Amer- 
ican Express chairman and chief ex- 
ecutive officer that fair contractors would 
be provided the opportunity to bid and 
secure work on the project proved to 
be illusory. 

"Accountability is the key issue in 
this dispute," stated Campbell. "We 
must let American Express Co., and 
any other company that works against 
the interests of working men and women, 
know that we will fight back. American 
Express" use of substandard contrac- 
tors contributes to undermining the liv- 
ing standards our members and others 
have labored hard to establish, and must 
not be rewarded with union members 
business," continued Campbell. 


American Express Co. is a major 
financial services company with sales 
in igs.") of over $11.5 billion. The com- 
pany "s major money makers are its well- 
known travel services products, such 
as credit cards and travelers cheques. 
Other operations of the company in- 
clude: international banking, insurance 
(Fireman's Fund, IDS Financial Serv- 
ices) and investment services. Within 
the investment services division six 

subsidiaries, including the Robinson- 
Humphrey Co. Inc.; The Balcor Co.; 
the Boston Co. Inc.; Bernstein-Macau- 
ley Inc.; Shearson Asset Management 
Inc., and Lehman Management Co. 
Inc., provide investment management 
services for billions of dollars of union 
pension funds. 

Several of the various American Ex- 
press subsidiaries identified above are 
also major real estate developers with 
significant real estate portfolios. On two 
construction projects being developed 
by American Express subsidiaries, UBC 
locals are picketing non-union contrac- 
tors conferring substandard wages and 
benefits on the projects. 


General Presidents Alerted 

In an initial effort to publicize the 
actions of American Express to the 
entire labor movement. General Presi- 
dent Campbell wrote to all AFL-CIO 
general presidents and the leaders of 
the non-affiliated Teamsters, National 
Education Association, and the United 
Mine Workers Union to apprise them 
of the use of substandard contractors. 
"Companies such as American Express 
which derive a significant portion of 
their business from unions and union 
members must be held accountable for 
their actions which undermine our 
members' efforts to establish fair work- 
ing standards in the communities in 
which they live," stated Campbell. 

Magazine Article Distributed 

The nearly 1 ,000 delegates from across 
the country in attendance at the annual 
Building and Construction Trades De- 
partment legislative conference in 
Washington, D.C., were briefed on the 
role of American Express in distributing 
the "product" of substandard contrac- 
tors. Reprints of the April Carpenter 
magazine article on American Express 
were distributed to each delegate. A 
workshop for delegates on corporate 
campaigns provided UBC staff an op- 

portunity to educate those in attendance 
about the issues. 


Union pension funds shareholders 

At Carpenter press time, plans were 
being made to attend the American 
Express Co. annual meeting of share- 
holders at company headquarters in 
New York. A preliminary survey of 
Carpenter and Building Trades union 
pension funds indicate that these worker 
funds hold approximately 800,000 shares 
of American Express common stock. 
While these stock holdings represent a 
relatively small portion of the outstand- 
ing shares of the company, the com- 
bined value of the stock investment is 
over $55 million, nearly three times the 
stock investment in the company held 
by the company's entire board of di- 

The meeting will be used to inform 
the company management, the hundreds 
of shareholders in attendance, and the 
financial analysts and press at the meet- 
ing of the primary labor dispute with 
substandard contractors used by Amer- 
ican Express, and to speak out on union 
concerns. UBC members from the New 
York District Council of Carpenters will 
distribute boycott handbills at the 
shareholders meeting in New York. 

Business Roundtahle Connection 
The American Express board of di- 
rectors, which is chaired by Mr. James 
D. Robinson III, includes such lumi- 
naries as Henry A. Kissinger, former 
Secretary of State, and until recently, 
former President Gerald R. Ford. 
Robinson is a prominent member of the 
national Business Roundtable, a group 
of high-powered corporate chief exec- 
utives often described as the most pow- 
erful business lobby in the country. The 
Business Roundtable, which represents 
major construction users, prepared a 
widely circulated study on construction 
several years ago which is credited with 
Continued on Page 16 


John W. Pruitt Succeeds 
Ochocki As Vice President 

John W. Pruitt, who has served as 
3rd District Board Member since No- 
vember 1982, was named last month to 
succeed Anthony Ochocki as the United 
Brotherhood's Second General Vice 

Ochocki retired April 1 . He was hon- 
ored April 16 at a retirement dinner in 
Washington, D.C. 

Vice President Pruitt has been a 
member of the UBC for 39 years. He 
joined Local 16, Springfield, 111., fol- 
lowing military service in World War 

Board Member Pruitt has served his 
local union as assistant business agent 
and business agent. General President 
M. A. Hutcheson appointed him a gen- 
eral 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 Con- 
struction Trades Council. He was elected 
to the executive board of the Illinois 
State Council of Carpenters in 1963 and 
has continued to serve to this date. 

Active in the apprenticeship program 
as an instructor in 1951, he was a staff 
member of the International Appren- 
ticeship Contest Committee and a co- 
ordinating judge representing the United 


Pruitt was instrumental in estabhsh- 
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 and his wife, Doris, have two 
sons, both members of Local 1098, 
Baton Rouge, La. 

Thomas J. Hanahan Named 
3rd District Board IVIember 

Representative Thomas J. Hanahan, 
51, a UBC member for 35 years and 
long-time labor and political leader in 
his home state of Illinois, has been 
appointed by General President Patrick 
J. Campbell as Third District General 
Executive Board Member, succeeding 
John Pruitt in that position. 

An apprentice carpenter in Local 13, 
Chicago, 111., at the age of 17, Hanahan, 
has since served Local 13, the Chicago 
District Council, and state labor groups. 
He is a member of a truly UBC family. 
His father, Thomas J. Hanahan Sr. was 
active in Local 13 from 1924 to 1968. 
His brother Robert, son Thomas III, 
and uncles and cousins are also mem- 

Hanahan is well known in Illinois for 
his 18 years of service as a state legis- 
lator. He served as chairman of the 
appropriations and the labor and indus- 
trial affairs committees and was sponsor 
of the most comprehensive and pro- 
gressive public employee collective 
bargaining law, minimum wage laws. 


workman's compensation laws, the 
Fringe Benefit Protection Act, tax relief 
for the elderly, and much additional 

He was appointed a UBC represent- 
ative by General President Campbell in 
January 1983. 

Working Women's 
Awareness Week 

May 4—10 is Working Women's 
Awareness Week, inaugurated by the 
Coalition of Labor Union Women to 
dispel the myths that have hindered 
women's full equality of opportunity in 
the work place and in society. 

According to the Coalition of Labor 
Union Women, the week is also de- 
signed to recognize the past and present 
contributions of working women to so- 
ciety and to show unorganized working 
women that CLUW and the labor move- 
ment are the leading voices for all 
working women. Workshops, talk 
shows, and other activities are planned. 

The United Brotherhood has a grow- 
ing number of women members in its 
ranks — carpenters, millwrights, indus- 
trial workers, and other skilled workers. 
Young women have equal opportunity 
to join the apprenticeship ranks of the 
UBC, and many have done so in recent 

We join CLUW in saluting these 
members and their sisters in the work- 

Health Care Costs 

Continued from Page 3 

a universal comprehensive national 
health care program. Until that is 
achieved, we will work on a variety of 
fronts to fight cutbacks, control costs, 
and improve health services for all 
Americans. Responding to the concern 
about health care within the trade union 
movement, the AFL-CIO Executive 
Council has appointed an ad hoc com- 
mittee on health care to strengthen and 
coordinate all of the federation's health 
care activities. 

Labor will oppose further cutbacks 
in Medicare and Medicaid and any ef- 
fort to impose means testing in Medi- 
care or to destroy the program by re- 
placing it with individual vouchers or 
medical care IRAs. We will oppose the 
Administration's plan to tax health care 

We will also continue to work for the 
expansion of Medicare to provide cov- 
erage for prescription drugs, long-term 
care, and other services essential to 
maintain the health of Medicare bene- 

Unions will support federal cost-con- 
tainment legislation which would pro- 
vide across-the-board health care cost 
control at the state level while protect- 
ing the wages, benefits, and other con- 
tractual rights of health care employees. 

Until this legislation is enacted, we 
will continue to urge states to take the 

Continued on Page 38 

MAY 1986 

TOP ROW: From left. General President Campbell opened the 
sessions at French Lick with a call for broad and decisive 
actions in dealings with employers: delegates in a general ses- 
sion at the conference hotel. 

SECOND ROW: Special Projects Director Ed Durkin, assisted 
by Representative Marc Furman. describes corporate relations: 
Third District Board Member John Pruitt and First General Vice 
President Sigurd Lucassen: Staff Economist Watly Malakoff 
leads a discussion on in-plant tactics. 

THIRD ROW: General Treasurer Wayne Pierce: Ray White, 
secretary. Southern Council: Assistant to the General President 
Mike Fishman, Richard Wierengo, secretary, Michigan Council: 
Frank Gurule, Local 721, Los Angeles: Representative Roy Par- 
ent: and Michael Draper, business representative. Western 

FOURTH ROW: Assistant General Counsel Ed Gorman dis- 
cusses in-plant actics and Collective Bargaining Specialist 
Denny Scott describes conditions in the wood products industry. 


UBC Industrial Leaders Discuss New Alternatives 
to Collective Bargaining at Indiana Conference 

Conference sets the stage for more coordinated programs 

New strategies for organizing and 
collective bargaining for United Broth- 
erhood industrial members were de- 
scribed at a UBC Industrial Conference 
in French Lick, Ind., March 4-6. 

As the conference got underway, 
General President Patrick J. Campbell 
told the 230 delegates, "We are going 
to pay particular attention to a problem 
our locals are increasingly facing: em- 
ployers who are forcing negotiations to 
an impasse and then presenting the 
union with a choice of either accepting 
a poor settlement or striking under 
unfavorable conditions." 

President Campbell added , ' ' We have 
to respond in new ways." He told the 
assembly that plants and areas for or- 
ganizing are going to be targeted. 

Campbell called attention to the fact 
that UBC contracts with major forest 
products corporations expire next month 
on the West Coast and in the South, 
and he reported that the Forest Prod- 
ucts Joint Bargaining Board has begun 
implementing a strategy for these ne- 

He cited the UBC's coordinated ef- 
forts with Regions III and V of the 
International Woodworkers of America 
on the new U.S. Forest Products Joint 
Bargaining Board. These regions are in 
joint discussions with representatives 
of the Brotherhood's Western Council 
and the Southern Council of Industrial 
Workers on many issues. 

The general president stressed the 
growing importance of the work of the 
Special Programs Department of the 
UBC, which provides research data to 
the bargaining boards and researches 
the interlocking arrangements among 
corporations, identifies the corpora- 
tions' weak points, makes presentations 
at shareholder meetings, and develops 
overall strategies for dealing with cor- 

He called the UBC's work in this 
area "one of the most innovative and 
effective of any international union" 

and told delegates that our program is 
in the forefront of the labor movement. 

He called particular attention to the 
department's analyses of various UBC 
pension funds and their impact on in- 
dustry investments. He warned that 
much of the funds set aside for UBC 
members' retirement are being invested 
in firms and projects which are non- 
union and even anti-union and that labor 
must not deal with pension fund man- 
agers who do not recognize the impor- 
tance of plowing back hard-earned 
members' pension funds into job-cre- 
ating enterprises. 

The three-day conference at French 
Lick covered a wide range of subjects — 
pension bargaining, legislation, quality 
worklife and gainsharing programs pro- 
moted by management, in-plant tactics 
for dealing with management, and re- 
searching a company. 

There were special industry work- 
shop sessions for two industrial groups — 
the forest products members and the 
mill-cabinet industrial members. A sur- 
vey of mill-cabinet locals made prior to 
the conference showed variations of as 
much as $6 in journeyman rates in the 
mill-cabinet industry. 

The Brotherhood's new training pro- 
gram for local union collective bargain- 
ing committees was also previewed by 
the delegates. 

All eight U.S. districts of the Broth- 
erhood were represented at the French 
Lick conference. A separate conference 
for industrial units of Canada was held 
later in Toronto, Ont. (See the report 
on this conference on Page 17.) 

Both gatherings afforded the partic- 
ipants an opportunity to compare their 
contracts with those of other local unions 
in other parts of the nation. 

Of much benefit to the delegates, too, 
was a discussion of research methods 
which might be used to evaluate the 
intrastructure and activities of employ- 
ers. Delegates were shown the value of 
approaching the bargaining table from 

positions of strength through a thorough 
knowledge of management. An inten- 
sive workshop dealing with in-plant 
tactics in impasse situations was also 

It was the first comprehensive con- 
ference for industrial locals since a 
similar session in St. Louis, Mo. , a year 
and a half earlier. The workshops in 
St. Louis dealt with employer demands 
for concessions, organizing problems, 
and impasse bargaining. The recent 
conference in Indiana introduced new 
strategies to deal with these problems. 

In the forest products area, General 
President Campbell pointed out that the 
UBC is backing the new Forest Prod- 
ucts Joint Bargaining Board with or- 
ganizing support in the Northwest, 
South, and Midwest. 

"We are setting up organizing teams 
to go after targeted mills. We are now 
looking at other areas of the country 
where forest products producers have 
their plants," Campbell noted. 

The General President introduced a 
newly-appointed bargaining coordina- 
tor with much experience in the indus- 
try who will help to introduce the co- 
ordinated bargaining strategy to locals 
and councils. 

Looking toward the UBC General 
Convention in Toronto, Ont., next Oc- 
tober, Campbell advised the delegates 
that the General Office is looking at the 
Brotherhood's Constitution and Laws 
to see what changes might be needed 
now in the industrial sector. He noted 
that the General Officers are also con- 
sidering state-wide and regional struc- 
tures among the industrial locals to help 
them in their coordinated programs. 

Campbell said, "I am committed to 
whatever changes are necessary to in- 
sure that our membership in every 
council, every local, every shop, and 
every plant gets the best service and 
the best contracts possible." 

MAY 1986 




Over the past decade trade 
unions have faced various 
economic and philosophical 
tests. This is the second 
of a series of articles 
describing ways in 
which the UBC 
is fighting 


A group of UBC local union and council leaders in a caucus diirint; the recent Canadian industrial 
conference in Toronto. 

The UBC's Industrial Sector 

Moves Ahead With New Approaches 

To Negotiations And Bargaining 

The challenges facing our members 
and the unorganized workers in the 
industrial sector have never been 
greater — plant shutdowns and transfer 
of work to other areas, anti-union con- 
sultants, mergers and buy-outs, and the 
introduction of new machinery and 
products to displace workers. 

But the UBC has geared up and is 
ready to take on whatever obstacles 
stand in the way of making further 
organizing and bargaining gains in our 
industrial sector. 

If you work in the forest or wood 
products industry — whether it's in a 
lumber or plywood mill, a furniture 
plant, a mill-cabinet or fixture shop, a 
modular home plant, or any related 
industry — the UBC believes you belong 
in the largest union in these industries, 
the only union with the resources, the 
innovative new methods, and the com- 
mitment to organize and protect its 
members in these industries . . . the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America. 

We believe that unions today need 
new responses and new strategies to 
deal with a fast-changing industry. That 
is why the UBC is moving ahead with 
a whole array of new programs specially 
adapted to the problems union members 

and working people face in today's 
economy — corporate campaign tactics, 
membership training programs, coor- 
dinated bargaining, in-plant tactics, 
newly-established industry conference 
boards, and an in-plant organizing com- 
paign which is bringing hundreds of 
new members into the UBC. 

This is what the United Brotherhood 
is doing to better sereve our industrial 

Industrial and Organizing De- 
partment — To provide more effective 
service and organizing efforts in the 
industrial sector. General President 
Campbell has consolidated the Indus- 
trial and the Industrial Organizing De- 
partments under the direction of his 
assistant Michael P. Fishman. The de- 
partment coordinates such programs 
and services as arranging educational 
and industry conferences, publishing 
the Organizin^-lndiistrial Bulletin, de- 
veloping audio-visual and written train- 
ing materials for business representa- 
tives, stewards, officers, and members, 
assisting councils and local unions ne- 
gotiate the best agreements possible, 
planning bargaining strategy with our 
affiliates, and maintaining a computer- 

ized file of UBC industrial agreements 
for use in negotiations and organizing. 

The organizing side of this depart- 
ment coordinates a large organizing 
staff throughout the United States and 
Canada to target and coordinate our 
field organizers' activities. Special or- 
ganizing teams have been set up in 
several industries to supplement bar- 
gaining efforts. By combining industrial 
servicing and organizing in one depart- 
ment, the Industrial Department is able 
to better target organizing efforts to the 
needs of our industrial sector. 

While many unions have cut back 
their organizing efforts in recent years 
due to the difficult economic times, the 
UBC has not because we believe that 
organizing the unorganized is as im- 
portant today as it ever was. And it's 
an important way to protect the working 
standards and jobs of our members. 

Special Programs Depart- 
ment — The UBC has the largest and 
most innovative Special Programs De- 
partment of any international union. 
This department has pioneered many 
of the "corporate campaign" tactics 
being used by the labor movement to- 
day, such as shareholders' actions, de- 



tailed financial research, national infor- 
mational campaigns aimed at specific 
companies, and the use of government 
regulatory agencies to probe corporate 
practices. All these activities are de- 
signed to supplement traditional orga- 
nizing and bargaining methods and to 
give our members and our organizers 
the edge when dealing with recalcitrant 
employers. It's a tool workers need 
today, with labor laws increasingly 
stacked against working people. The 
UBC is one of the few unions that can 
provide its members with this resource. 

Safety and Health— The UBC is 

also one of the few international unions 
to employ a full-time industrial hygien- 
ist in addition to a safety and health 
director. This department is in the fore- 
front of occupational safety and health 
work, whether it's in helping our locals • 
bargain for better contract language to 
protect our members against hazards, 
training representatives and safety and 
health committees in hazard identifi- 
cation and correction, testifying before 
government agencies on issues affecting 
worker's safety and health on the job, 
or tracking down information on a 
chemical being used by members in one 
of our shops. We believe a safe job is 
as much a basic right as decent wages 
and working conditions, and we back 
up that belief with the resources and 
know-how to make safety a top priority 
for our membership. 

UBC International Forest Prod- 
ucts Conference Board — Major 
changes are taking place in the North 
American forest products industry — 
introduction of new technology and new 
panel products, mill shutdowns, merg- 
ers, relocation of mills, and antiunion 
campaigns by major corporations. As 
the leader and the largest union in the 
North American forest products indus- 
try, the UBC has launched a major 
initiative to overcome these chal- 
lenges — the UBC International Forest 
Products Conference Board — which is 
composed of six lumber and sawmill 
leaders from the U.S. and Canada. 

The Board is chaired by UBC General 
President Patrick J. Campbell and has 
one branch in the U.S. (the U.S. Joint 
Bargaining Board) and one in Canada 
(the Canadian Forest Products Board). 
Each deals with issues and problems 
specific to its nation's industry. (See 
report on Canadian board on page 19.) 

The UBC has added to its Interna- 
tional staff R. Denny Scott, formerly 
research director of the International 
Woodworkers of America, to work with 
the board in the area of collective bar- 
gaining coordination. The UBC's Spe- 
cial Programs, Industrial, Safety and 

Health, and Organizing Departments 
provide research and other support to 
the board. 

U.S. Forest Products Joint Bar- 
gaining Board — The U.S. Forest 
Products Joint Bargaining Board, whose 
formation was widely reported in the 
press and is expected to have a major 
impact on the industry, has started work 
in two important areas: coordinated 
bargaining with the major forest prod- 
ucts corporations and targeting and co- 
ordinating organizing. 

In the area of bargaining, this board's 
goal is to coordinate industry bargaining 
in the Northwestern United States with 
bargaining in the Southern states. Al- 
most all of the major forest products 
corporations have operations in both 
areas and often use lower wage rates 
in the South to undercut union wages 
and collective bargaining strength in the 

The emblem of the new U.S. Forest Prod- 
ucts Joint Bargaining Board. 

General President Campbell under- 
scored the need for national union co- 
ordination in the industry: "In the past, 
our lumber and sawmill councils and 
locals have made important gains through 
regional coordinated bargaining. But we 
now need a national coordinated strat- 
egy for bargaining and organizing. We 
cannot afford to bargain with major 
employees on a regional level when 
they operate on a national and some- 
times international basis." 

UBC forest products organizing teams 
have been established in the Northwest, 
the South, and the Midwest as part of 
a national campaign to protect union 
standards in the industry. 

The U.S. Board originally included 
the UBC Southern Council of Industrial 
Workers and the UBC Western Coun- 
cil. It has since been joined by the 
Southern and Western Regions of the 
IWA. The four councils have signed a 
unity statement in preparation for up- 

coming industry bargaining in the 
Northwest which pledges the councils 
to a joint national bargaining program. 
The Board represents a major com- 
mitment to turning back the efforts of 
major forest product corporations to 
undermine union working conditions 
throughout the industry. The UBC is 
proud to have instituted this important 
first step. 

Canadian Forest Products Con- 
ference Board — Eight delegates from 
UBC Canadian lumber and sawmill lo- 
cal unions make up the Canadian Forest 
Products Conference Board which had 
its first official meeting immediately 
preceding the Canadian Industrial Con- 
ference. The board was established as 
a means for representatives to exchange 
information and ideas on issues affect- 
ing our Canadian membership. The board 
will also help the Brotherhood to arrive 
at policy positions regarding Canadian 
forest products issues. Also, as UBC 
organizing activity gears up in the Ca- 
nadian woods and forest products in- 
dustry, the board will play an important 
role in coordinating and targeting the 
UBC's efforts. 

The establishment of the board is a 
formal recognition of the importance of 
our Canadian forest products members 
and the role this sector will play as the 
UBC expands its Canadian industrial 

Weyerhaeuser: U.S. Forest 
Products Board in Action — The 

Weyerhaeuser Company, the nation's 
largest lumber producer, has under- 
taken a public relations campaign in 
advance of industry-wide negotiations 
to extract concessions from both the 
UBC and the IWA in the Northwest. 

The UBC and the U.S. Forest Prod- 
ucts Board have not allowed Weyer- 
haeuser to carry out its campaign un- 
contested. Appearing at a special 
shareholders meeting last November, 
representatives of the UBC raised ques- 
tions about the company's internal op- 
erations, thereby serving public notice 
that the union would contest Weyer- 
haeuser's campaign to win unjustified 
concessions. The board has also count- 
ered Weyerhaeuser' s public relations 
efforts with an informational campaign 
aimed at workers and communities af- 
fected by the corporation. An intensive 
analysis of Weyerhaeuser' s finances and 
corporate structure has also been un- 
dertaken by the UBC's Special Pro- 
grams Department which is being used 
by the board in charting its strategy for 
upcoming negotiations. An example of 

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MAY 1986 

General Secretary Emeritus 
Richard E. Livingston Dies 

Richard E. Livingston, general sec- 
retary of the United Brotherhood until 
his retirement in 1978. died April 14 of 
pulmonary and respiratory arrest in 
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md. He 
was 79. 

Livingston served the United Broth- 
erhood as general secretary for 21 years 
and was an active member of the UBC 
for almost a half century. 

Born in Falls View. Ont.. Canada, of 
American parents, he spent most of his 
early life in Buffalo, N.Y. After attend- 
ing public schools there, he entered the 
construction field in the employ of his 
maternal grandfather. Alexander 
McLeod. a union contractor. In 1928 
an injury forced him to give up con- 
struction work temporarily and in 1937 
he re-entered the field. 

Dick Livingston took an active inter- 
est in union affairs from the beginning. 
He was appointed business agent of 
Local 9. Buffalo, in 1946. Two years 
later he was elevated to the position of 
president and business manager of the 
Buffalo and Vicinity District Council, 
a position to which he was re-elected 

In 1954 he was appointed a general 

representative by General President 
M.A. Hutcheson and assigned to work 
on the St. Lawrence Seaway Project in 
upstate New York. 

In 1957 he was named general sec- 
retary of the international union and 
worked in Indianapolis. Ind.. until the 
General Offices moved to Washington 
in 1961. He was re-elected at five sub- 
sequent conventions of the union until 
his mandatory retirement in 1978. 

Livingston was long active in mari- 
time labor affairs, serving as an officer 
of the AFL-CIO Maritimes Trades De- 
partment. He was also a secretary and 
vice chairman of the AFL-CIO Secre- 
tary-Treasurers Conference. 

In 1964 the Buffalo. N.Y.. Diocesan 
Labor-Management College awarded 
him the Bishop's Plaque as the out- 
standing labor leader of that year. 

He was a delegate to meetings of the 
International Labor Organization in Ge- 
neva, Switzerland, in 1971, and in 1976 
he was a fraternal delegate from his 
union to the conference of the British 
Union of Construction Allied Trades 
and Technicians in Scarborough, Eng- 

His wife, the former Marion Schla- 

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ger, died in 1975. He is survived by 
two daughters, Kathleen Schavone and 
Colleen O'Neil, both of Bethesda, and 
three grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held April 19 
in Buffalo, N.Y. 

Moments in Ihe life of R. E. Livini>ston: 
At top left, he confers with William Blair, 
second general vice president between 
1952-1962: top right, he lights the flame 
that "extinguishes" the office-building 
mortgage of Local 1837. Babylon. N.Y., 
as Local President Peter Cavanaiigh and 
General Representative and now General 
Secretary' John Rogers look on: at lower 
left, Livingston was on the escort commit- 
tee for U.S. Secretar}' of Labor Willard 
Wirtz, left, at a Building Trades confer- 
ence: at tower right, he joins a convention 
platform discussion with then General 
President M.A. Hutcheson and Second 
General Vice President and now General 
President Patrick J. Campbell: below. Liv- 
ingston follows convention proceedings 
with retired Representative Clarence 
Briggs and Retired General Treasurer 
Peter Terzick. 



L-P Financial Decline Continues, 
As UBC Maintains Strike and Boycott 

L-P's recently released 1985 annual 
report to its shareholders provides the 
details that document L-P's continued 
profit decline, dating back to the begin- 
ning of the UBC strike and boycott of 
the forest products company. The com- 
pany's financial figures confirm the 39.5% 
drop in profits reported earlier in the 
industry and financial press. The in- 
come per share figures tell the story of 
a deteriorating profit picture during the 
period of the strike: 

Income per share before non-oper- 
ating and unusual items 

1985 1984 1983 




Business Week magazine's annual 
scorecard of company financial per- 
formance for the 1985 period also shows 
L-P lagging behind forest product in- 
dustry competitors in nearly every fi- 
nancial category. The industry average 
for return on shareholders' equity, a 
key indicator of company profitability, 
was 8.2%, double L-P's 3.4% perform- 
ance. The company's profit margin for 
the fourth quarter of 1985 was a meager 

• Genera/ President 
pledges continued 
effort against L-P 

At the annual convention of the West- 
ern Council of Lumber, Production, and 
Industrial Workers held recently in Sac- 
ramento, Calif., UBC General Presi- 
dent Patrick J. Campbell reaffirmed the 
Brotherhood's commitment to the fight 
against L-P. Campbell told the dele- 
gates that "L-P has embarked on a 
calculated plan to destroy the liveli- 
hoods of every worker in the Pacific 
Northwest forest products industry. The 
fair work standards in this industry are 
the result of years of struggle, and we 
will not let L-P turn back the clock on 
working men and women in this indus- 
try, no matter how hard it may try." 

President Campbell presented West- 
ern Council Secretary James Bledsoe 

with a check for $50,000 for the striking 
L-P workers. The money was the initial 
installment of the funds collected from 
U.B.C. members and locals throughout 
the country following Campbell's re- 
quest for aid for the strikers. Locals 
and members throughout the country 
responded with generous pledges of 
support for the strikers. 

• Corporate campaign 
and boycott 
activities intensify 

With the spring building session bol- 
stered by declining home mortgage in- 
terest rates, UBC members are urged 
to survey and identify home construc- 
tion sites in their areas on which L-P 
products are used. The major market 
for L-P's waferboard product is in the 
residential construction market which 
is experiencing an upturn at this time. 
L-P boycott handbills have been de- 
veloped and are available from the Gen- 
eral Office for use at new home sites 
where L-P products are found. The 
handbill informs the public of the dis- 
pute with L-P and urges that they not 
purchase homes in which the struck 
products are used. 

• Forest Product 
meeting handbilled 

For the second year in a row, UBC 
members from the Bay Area, Calif., 
District Council of Carpenters demon- 
strated at the annual meeting of the 
Western Wood Products Association in 
protest of L-P union-busting labor prac- 
tices. The gathering of hundreds of 
executives from the forest products 
industry provided a good opportunity 
to convey the Brotherhood's determi- 
nation to fight L-P and any other com- 
pany adopting a similar labor relations 
posture. Bay Area Carpenters Execu- 
tive Secretary Jim R. Green reported 
that several thousand handbills were 
distributed to attendees over the course 
of the convention. 

• Environmental actions 
against L-P 

at Colorado plant 

L-P is experiencing continuing diffi- 
culty in Colorado, where its two waf- 
erboard mills have been under constant 
attack by local civic groups and regu- 
latory agencies due to the pollutants 
being emitted from their mills. In Feb- 
ruary of this year, L-P received its 
second letter of revocation for the air 
emission permits it holds for the two 
mills. The Brotherhood participated in 
the hearing last year concerning the 
initial permit revocation. Challenges to 
Forest Service proposed timber sales 
have also prevented L-P's cutting of 
federal timber in the area to date. 

• L-PWJC members 
to attend L-P 
stiareholder meeting 

At Carpenter press time, the L-P 
Workers for Justice Committee was 
finalizing plans for attendance at the L- 
P annual shareholders meeting to be 
held in Panama City, Fla. A proxy 
solicitation of L-P shareholders is being 
conducted to inform the shareholders 
of the status of the strike and several 
other issues relating to L-P's opera- 
tions. The committee is composed of 
striking L-P workers who hold stock in 
the company. Over four million proxy 
votes were received by the committee 
last year in conjunction with its solici- 

General Executive Board Member 
E. Jimmy Jones is coordinating the 
picketing and handbilling activity to be 
conducted at the meeting which will be 
attended by dozens of UBC mem- 
bers and a delegation of striking L-P 

• Merrill-Lynch 
questioned on 

L-P stock ownersliip 

The Chairman of the board of Merrill- 
Lynch Inc. , one of the largest securities 
companies in the country, was chal- 
lenged at the company's April meeting 
of shareholders regarding its ownership 
position in L-P. Available data indicates 
that Merrill-Lynch holds over four mil- 
lion shares of L-P stock on behalf of 
clients. The stock represents approxi- 
mately 15% of the outstanding stock of 
the company. Merrill-Lynch is recog- 
nized as the lead stock analyst on L- 
P's stock and has maintained a "Buy" 
recommendation on the stock since June 
10, 1983, 10 days prior to the initiation 
of the lumber workers' strike. L-P's 
$.50 per share earnings for 1985 noted 
above contrasts sharply with Merrill- 
Lynch's initial 1985 earnings projec- 
tions for L-P of $5.00 per share, jjjjj; 

MAY 1986 




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Major collective bargaining contracts settled in 
private industry during 1985 provided average wage 
adjustments of 2.3% in the first contract year and 
2.7% annually over tfie life of thie contract, the U.S. 
Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported. The first-year average was the lowest for 
any year since the series began in 1968. The last 
time the same parties bargained (generally two to 
three years ago), average wage adjustments were 
3.9% in the first contract year and 3.7% a year over 
the contract life. 

The Bureau's major collective bargaining agree- 
ments series for private industry covers 7.0 million 
workers in bargaining units with at least 1 ,000 work- 
ers. In addition to data on settlements reached in 
1985, this report includes information on wage 
changes effective in the year that resulted from the 
new settlements, agreements reached in earlier 
years, and cost-of-living adjustments. 


Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) and Sen- 
ator Robert Stafford (R-Vt.), the ranking Republican 
on the Senate Labor Committee, have introduced 
"right-to-know" legislation in the Senate (S. 2050) 
which would identify and notify workers who are at 
high risk of disease because of on-the-job exposure 
to toxic substances. 

A companion bill in the House (H.R. 1309) is 
awaiting action by the Education and Labor Sub- 
committee on Health and Safety. 

The legislation could save thousands of workers 
from early death and would provide insurance in- 
centives for the early detection and treatment of 
occupational disease. The measure enjoys biparti- 
san support and has a good chance of passage this 

In related action, H.R. 3090, which would estab- 
lish a compensation system for occupational dis- 
ease victims, is moving toward a committee mark- 
up. The bill would create a federal compensation 
insurance fund and would open the way for victims 
of asbestos and other job-related diseases to file 
claims for compensation. 


With mortgage interest rates at their lowest level 
in seven years, builders broke ground on new units 
at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2,088,000 
during January, the strongest building pace re- 
corded in the past two years, the Commerce De- 
partment recently reported. 

"In many areas of the country, we have all the 
ingredients that will keep new construction and 
home sales at a high level nationally for most of 
1986," said David C. Smith, president of the Na- 
tional Association of Home Builders. "Fixed rate 
mortgages are approaching single digits, inflation 
remains under control and the economy is still 
growing, creating new jobs and increasing real in- 
comes of potential home buyers who want to up- 
grade their existing housing." 

Single family homes were started at an annual 
rate of 1 .35 million during January, up 24% from 
December — the highest rate since February 1 984. 
fy/lultifamily units were started at an annual rate of 
735,000, up 3% from the previous month. Region- 
ally, starts rose 28% in the Northeast, 22% in the 
Midwest, 1 7% in the South and 2% in the West. 

February starts dropped slightly to 1 ,990,000 
new units. Analysts consider the decline a small 
setback and note the level of building activity is up 
22% from last year. 


New regulations maintaining protections for in- 
jured maritime workers and their families and at the 
same time tightening eligibility procedures became 
effective Jan. 31, 1986, the U.S. Labor Department 

The final regulations provide not only for the con- 
tinued provision of workers compensation benefits, 
but also give employers, insurers, and the Depart- 
ment of Labor the means to better control program 
costs and abuses. 

Procedural changes to help assure that benefits 
are paid only to those entitled to them include: a 
more timely settlement process; in specific situa- 
tions, barring the participation in the program of 
health care providers and claims representatives 
who have committed specified fraudulent acts; and 
modification "second injury" claims rules. 


New legislation to link the importation of foreign 
products with fair labor standards and respect for 
trade union rights by the exporting nation was com- 
mended by top U.S. labor officials and economic 
experts at a Capitol Hill conference. 

The bill, called the Fair Trade and Economic Jus- 
tice Act of 1 986, was unveiled at the one-day con- 
ference on Labor Rights and the Trade Debate in 
the Rayburn House Office Building. The conference 
was sponsored by a broad range of unions, human 
rights groups, and members of Congress. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland said the federa- 
tion "welcomes legislation linking the granting of 
trade preferences and investment incentives to a 
country's respect for labor rights." 



Legislation Against ^Double Breasting' 
Introduced in U.S. Senate by D'Amato 

Alfonse D'Amato, New York Repub- 
lican, has introduced in the U.S. Senate 
a bill to limit the practice of "double 
breasting" in the construction industry. 
Called the Construction Industry Labor 
Law Amendments of 1986, or Senate 
Resolution 2 1 8 1 , the bill is a companion 
to House Resolution 281 introduced by 
Congressman William Clay of Missouri. 

Senator D'Amato's bill grew out of 
a recent meeting of the New York 
legislator with UBC General President 
Patrick J. Campbell and the resident 

A major provision of the proposed 
legislation would outlaw a practice em- 
ployed by some construction contrac- 
tors of establishing both union and non- 
union operations and circumventing 
contractual relations with Building and 
Construction Trades unions with the 
non-union arrangement. 

As Senator D'Amato told the Senate 
when he introduced S.2181 on March 
II, "Occasionally, employers set up 
separate subsidiary corporations for the 
purpose of bidding on construction work 
on a non-union basis, and its divisions 
may compete against each other for the 
same work. Under these circum- 
stances, employers can shift work pre- 
viously performed under a collective 

bargaining agreement to the non-union 
affiliate corporation." 

"When employers form a new, non- 
union subsidiary to perform exactly the 
same work as a unionized subsidiary, 
the company violates the law if it re- 
fuses to apply the collective bargaining 
agreement to both operations. Other- 
wise, they are permitted to freely cir- 
cumvent their collective bargaining 
agreements by setting up another com- 

Another portion of the D'Amato bill 
would amend the National Labor Re- 
lations Act, Section 8(F), to grant law- 
ful, pre-hire agreements the binding 
status of agreements already reached 
with a majority representative. 

Under present law, pre-hire agree- 
ments may be repudiated by employers 
after they have taken full advantage of 
their benefits. These agreements enable 
employers to learn labor costs for plac- 
ing bids and provide them with a readily 
available supply of skilled workers from 
hiring halls. This bill would assure that 
pre-hire agreements be treated as bind- 
ing until a democratic election shows 
that the union has lost its majority 

Under the NLRA, as amended, pre- 
hire agreements recognizing the union 

as the collective bargaining represent- 
ative for the workers and establishing 
wages and working conditions may be 
signed before the workers to be covered 
by the contract are hired. There are 
logical reasons for this. The transient 
nature of construction work differs, for 
example, from factory work performed 
by a stable set of employees in a fixed 
location over long periods of time. Due 
to the very nature of construction proj- 
ects, workers may work on several 
different projects for several different 
employers in a given year. 

Problems, however, have arisen. En- 
tering a pre-hire agreement is strictly 
voluntary. If the agreement is not rec- 
ognized by the employer, the workers 
or the union must seek recognition by 
petitioning the NLRB for an election. 
Since many projects last only for a few 
months, the NLRB often will not con- 
duct a representation election. Further, 
the National Labor Relations Board and 
the courts have permitted employers to 
repudiate their pre-hire agreements. This 
legislation is necessary in order to fulfill 
the congressional intent of the NLRA's 
special provisions for collective bar- 
gaining in the industry and the unique 
characteristics of the industry. 

Missing Children 

If you have any information thai could lead to the location of a 
missing child, call The National Center for Missing and Exploited 
Children in Washington. DC. 1-800-843-5678 

ANN GOTLIB, 15, has 
been missing from her 
home in Kentucky since 
June 1, 1983. She has 
curly auburn hair and 
grey eyes. 

MILLER, 16, has been 
missing since August 16, 
1983, from her home in 
Colorado. She has blond 
hair and green eyes. 

TOYA HILL, 12, has 

been missing from her 
home in Maryland since 
March 24, 1982. She has 
black hair and brown 


has been missing from 
her home in Illinois 
since May 7, 1983. She 
has blond hair and blue 

MAY 1986 



GOP Labor Record 
in Congress Leaves 
Much to Be Desired 

The United Brotherhood has Repubhcan 
voters in its ranks, members who have voted 
the Republican ticket in a family tradition 
and members who have supported GOP 
pohcies on particular issues. 

A former general president. William 
Hutcheson. was a registered Republican and 
was mentioned at one point as a candidate 
for the U.S. vice presidency. The UBC has 
Republican friends in Congress who have 
voted "right" on issues of concern to our 
members and their constituents. 

But. at times, we wonder in which direc- 
tion the Grand Old Party is headed. We look 
at a recent rundown of House and Senate 
votes on major issues concerning labor, 
pubhshed by the AFL-ClO's Committee on 
Political Education, and we find that the 
GOP's anti-worker record is bad and must 
be considered between now and the Novem- 
ber 4 elections. 

The following list shows how GOP legis- 
lators voted in 1985 on seven key issues in 
the House and seven additional issues in the 
Senate. W is for "wrong," and R is for 


1. Plant closing— Proposal merely would have 
required firms planning to padlock plants 
and abandon their workers and communities 
to ( I ) give adequate notice to employees and 
(2) meet with employee representatives to 
explore for possible alternatives to closing 
doors. Overwhelming GOP opposition killed 
bill 208-203 on November 2. 

GOP Vote: 159 W 15 R 90% Wrong 

2. Tax fairness— In 1984, nearly 90.000 com- 
panies paid no federal income taxes. Dem- 
ocrats proposed a minimum tax on corpo- 
rations so all would pay at least something. 
Proposal was beaten 283-142 on May 23. 

GOP Vote: 139 W 37 R 80% Wrong 

6. Job safety— For years OSHA failed to 
issue a minimal sanitation standard for drink- 
able water and for adequate wash-up and 
toilet facilities for field workers. Democrats 
proposed to make sanitation standards a 
condition of farmer eligibility for federal 
agricuhure aid. Defeated 227-199 on October 


GOP Vote: 177 W 1 R 

99% Wrong 

GOP Vote: 168 W 10 R 

90% Wrong 

7. Food for the poor — Since President Rea- 
gan took office. Republicans slashed $7 bil- 
lion from the food stamp program for the 
needy, which also helps feed the families of 
jobless workers. House Republicans pro- 
posed to cut program by a further $550 
million. Defeated 238-171 on October 7. 

GOP Vote: 153 W 23 R 87% Wrong 


1. Jobless benefits— Republicans killed a 
proposal, offered by one of their own, to 
extend supplemental unemployment benefits 
program for six months. Programs expira- 
tion cut off 400,000 workers and their fam- 
ilies. April 3 vote was 58-34 against. 

GOP Vote: 41 W 5 R 

89% Wrong 

2. Wage protection— Senate GOP proposed, 
and put through, plan to weaken long-stand- 
ing Davis-Bacon law protections of wages 
and standards of workers on federally-fi- 
nanced construction projects. Proposal passed 
on 49-49 tie vote June 4. 

GOP Vote: 39 W 12 R 

76% Wrong 

3. Social Security— Democratic effort to re- 
store cost-of-living adjustments to Social 
Security recipients was defeated by Senate 
GOP, costing beneficiaries $220 a year— 51- 
47 on May 9. (COLA was relstored at in- 
sistence of Democratic-controlled House.) 

GOP Vote: 49 W 3 R 

94% Wrong 

3. Jobs for youth— Republicans almost tor- 
pedoed bill modeled after highly successful 
Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps 
to put jobless youths to work on needed 
conservation projects. But jobs-for-youth 
bill passed 193-191 on July II. 

GOP Vote: 148 W 18 R 89% Wrong 

4. Union rights— House right-wingers tried 
to curb union lobbying and registration, 
political education, and get-out-the-vote pro- 
grams among members. Plan defeated 233- 
186 on July 30. 

GOP Vote: 160 W 16 R 90% Wrong 

5. Pay discrimination — Proposal simply to 
make a study of wage and job classification 
discrimination in the federal work force 
based on sex, race, or national origin passed 
259-162 over solid GOP resistance on July 


4. Health care cuts — Democrats tried to re- 
store $4.6 billion cut from basic Medicare, 
Medicaid health programs, but GOP votes 
sustained cuts in health aid to the elderly 
and the poor— 54-44 May 9. 

GOP Vote: 51 W 1 R 98% Wrong 

5. Aid to education— Democrats proposed 
to restore funds slashed from popular Head 
Start program for disadvantaged children 
and from major education programs for 
handicapped and disabled. GOP votes shelved 
proposal 50-47 on May 9. 

GOP Vote: 47 W 4 R 92% Wrong 

6. Public health— Superfund toxic dump 
clean-up proposal included payment of med- 
ical expenses to citizens victimized by dump- 
site toxic substances. GOP opposition de- 
feated provision 49-45 on September 24. 

GOP Vote: 40 W 11 R 78% Wrong 

7. Importing workers— Despite high unem- 
ployment here. Senate GOP pushed measure 
to import 350,000 foreign agricultural work- 
ers, threatening jobs of U.S. migrant work- 
ers. Passed 51-44 on September 17, 

GOP Vote: 36 W 15 R 

71% Wrong 

Makes No Sense 

Since December 12 the Gramm-Rudman 
Balanced Budget and Deficit Control Act 
has been the law of the land. During that 
same period of time, the 1987 deficit projec- 
tion has shrunk from well over $200 billion 
to $178 billion, and neither President Reagan 
nor Congress has lifted a finger to achieve 
these savings. 

What's happening then? Does this prove 
that Gramm-Rudman works' 

"No; in fact, the wild swing in deficit 
projections illustrates one of the the biggest 
dangers of Gramm-Rudman," says Con- 
gressman Mike Lowry, Washington State 

"Our economists, despite their best ef- 
forts, simply don't have a crystal ball to 
reveal the exact level of economic growth, 
interest rates, inflation, and unemployment 
which are necessary to project the deficit. 
Each of these factors is central to determin- 
ing the deficit. 

"A wrong guess of just one percentage 
point on 1987 interest rales, for example, 
would add another $10 billion to the deficit. 
When was the last time you or anyone else 
knew the level of interest rates next month 
yet alone next year? Imagine the fix we all 
will be in if these assumptions prove to be 
too optimistic and, despite good faith actions 
on the part of the White House and Congress 
to meet the $144 billion deficit ceiling for 
1987, we find ourselves $25 or $30 billion 
short in October and trigger Gramm-Rudman 
automatic cuts. 

"For these and other policy reasons. 1 
worked from the very start to defeat or at 
least drastically modify this mindless pro- 
posal. Despite some positive changes in the 
final version. 1 voted against Gramm-Rud- 
man because it represents a fundamental 
shift of power to the president and takes a 
meat-ax approach to the one-quarter of the 
budget not exempt from Gramm-Rudman 
cuts. Gramm-Rudman vests extraordinary 
power in unelected officials in agencies which 
are no more than acronyms to most citizens: 
OMB. CEO, and GAO. 

"Gramm-Rudman makes no sense be- 
cause it fails to address the single biggest 
reason for the budget deficit: the excessive 
and inequitable tax cuts of 1981. The 1981 
tax cuts, even after the 1982 tax increases, 
have cost $456 billion over the last 5 years. 
The doubling of military spending further 
aggravated the problem despite cuts in do- 
mestic spending. 

"Further, the across-the-board automatic 
cuts triggered by Gramm-Rudman do not 
make any distinction between high and low 
priority programs. This approach penalizes 
worthy programs along with the wasteful 
ones. Housing for low-income Americans, 
the homeless, the elderly, and the handi- 
capped will be vulnerable to deep cuts, but 
tax deductions for vacation homes will not 
be touched. And when you effect these cuts 
in housing, keep in mind that also means a 
loss of jobs, conslniction jobs. Meals-on- 
Wheels for the elderly will be vulnerable, 
but tax deductions for business meals and 
entertainment will be protected." 


Labor News 

for America 
fights unions 

A movement based on putting together 
right-wing power — called Coalitions for 
America — has jumped into the Congres- 
sional fight to prohibit unions from "the 
use of compulsory union dues for political 

The letterhead shows that the group is 
really a coalition of coalitions: the Kings- 
ton Group, Library Court, Stanton Group, 
721 Group, Carroll Group, as well as the 
Jewish/Conservative Alliance. 

The Stanton Group is headed by Henry 
"Huck" Walther, former head of mem- 
bership services of the National Right to 
Work Committee and also executive vice 
president of the U.S. Defense Commit- 
tee, General Daniel Graham's organiza- 
tion behind his "High Frontier" satellite 
project which is involved in lobbying for 

The Coalition president is Paul M. 
Weyrich, head of the very active 10-year- 
old Committee for the Survival of a Free 
Congress. Interesting supporters include 
the Gun Owners of America, run by 
Lawrence D. Pratt, who has worked for 
numerous right-wing causes and the Cit- 
izens Committee for the Right to Keep 
and Bear Arms. 

IVITD call to 
protect offshore 
construction, production 

President Frank Drozak has called on 
Congress to include "Buy-American" 
language in any legislation dealing with 
offshore structures involved in the pro- 
duction of oil and gas. 

In a letter to all senators and repre- 
sentatives, he urged that at least 50% of 
materials used for such structures be 
domestically produced and that the con- 
struction work be done by Americans. 

Drozak said that "the advent of foreign 
government subsidization, below-cost 
pricing, and dumping has assured that 
virtually no new mobile drill rigs have 
been built domestically since 1982." He 
cautioned that unless Congress rectifies 
the situation, "this trend will continue 
while costing tens of thousands of jobs 
in our U.S. shipyards and related indus- 

He pointed out that one mobile rig 
alone represents 425 direct jobs and more 
than 1,200 related jobs for American 
shipyard workers, steelworkers, and sup- 
ply industry workers. 

AFT scholarship 
in memory of 
Christa McAuliffe 

The American Federation of Teachers 
has established a scholarship program at 
Maryland's Bowie State College in mem- 
ory of Christa McAuliffe who died aboard 
the space shuttle Challenger. McAuliffe 
was to be the first teacher in space. She 
had been an AFT member for eight years, 
teaching in Prince George's County, Md., 
public schools while she earned a grad- 
uate degree at Bowie State. 

URW urges 
restrictions on 
imported tires 

Citing the decline in U.S. tire and 
rubber goods production and sales and 
the resultant loss of jobs, the United 
Rubber Workers Union urged Congress 
to place restrictions on imported tire and 
other rubber goods. 

In a letter to all members of Congress, 
URW President Milan Stone called for 
passage of legislation "to effectively pro- 
tect this once-thriving industry from the 
unfair deluge of imports which is like a 
growing cancer in our ntion." 

Imports in the tire replacement market 
have grown from 8% to nearly 25% over 
the past decade, directly or indirectly 
resulting in the closing of 26 tire plants 
in the U.S. Stone pointed out that the 
URW recently received notice of more 
plant closings that will result in the loss 
of another 6,000 jobs, in addition to the 
50,000 jobs lost in the rubber industry 
since the mid-1970s. 

Stone said that "Americans deserve a 
level playing field with fair international 
trade practices." He urged that restric- 
tions similar to those imposed on Amer- 
ican goods by exporting countries be 
placed on rubber imports. 

job applicants 
is new twist 

Many employers may soon be video- 
taping job interviews so they can make 
worker selections at their leisure, ac- 
cording to the Research Institute of 

The institute tells of one franchiser of 
such interview facihties who has studios 
in 20 cities and charges $300 for a 20- 
minute tape. The franchised videotaping 
unit is given questions to ask the job 
applicants, and, when the tapes are com- 
pleted, they're shipped to the client. The 
practice is designed to save travel costs 
and help decide close contests, says the 
institute's newsletter. 

Scouts directed 
to check for 
union label 

By now, every local council of the Boy 
Scouts of America has received an official 
publication called Funding Capital Needs. 
It has a section entitled "Involving Or- 
ganized Labor" which gives direction 
relative to securing union made goods 
and services. Noting that "organized 
labor has done much to provide extra 
value in doing work for the BSA, both 
contractural and volunteer," it directs 
local Scout councils to "be equitable in 
their consideration of the opportunity for 
organized labor to provide goods, serv- 
ices, and construction." There follows a 
check list for identifying area union firms 
and involving them in the bidding/pur- 
chasing process. 

NRW Committee 
attacks Boy Scouts, 
Statue renovators 

The National Right to Work Commit- 
tee is at it again. This time they are 
pressuring the Boy Scouts of America 
about the design for a new American 
Labor merit badge being worked out with 
unions. Susan Staub, Vice President of 
NRTWC, claims only 18.8% of the work 
force is unionized. The Committee also 
attacked the renovators of the Statue of 
Liberty for hiring only union help. 

Employee owners 
in Virginia 
thriving success 

You can't tell the citizens of a small 
Virginia town named Emporia that seam- 
stresses lack enterprise. They had enough 
enterprise to take over an abandoned 
dress factory recently and make a thriv- 
ing success of the closed-down plant. 
Although the women had no experience 
in financing a business, they got together 
and bought $100 shares in the project; a 
few could even afford to invest $1000. 
All together the women and their families 
invested $30,000 to get the plant humming 

"They'll get it all back," said the 
elected plant manager. The new em- 
ployer-owners agreed that at first they'd 
draw down $3.00 an hour and work 40 
hours a week. That's a 20% pay cut until 
business picks up; and it started to pick 
up the moment they took over. Their 
spirits were raised tremendously when 
they unexpectedly got an order for 500 
dresses from Youngland Fashions of New 
York. And Youngland plans to continue 
placing orders. 

MAY 1986 


American Express 

Continued from Page 4 

stimulating the open-shop construction 
boom of recent years. 

On the local level, American Express 
has recently joined Piedmont Associ- 
ated Industries, a notorious anti-union 
outfit in the Greensboro, N.C. area for 
the past forty years. It appears that 
American Express wants to insure that 
once the facility is built non-union, it 
will also be operated that way. 


UBC members throughout the United 
States and Canada are urged to let 
American Express know that Brother- 
hood members and their families will 
be "leaving home without American 
Express." Those holding American Ex- 
press cards are urged to return their 
cards to the company with an appro- 
priate message to the company's chair- 
man. The example below, drawn from 
a letter from the UBC business agent 
in Greensboro, N.C, provides the mail- 
ing address for the company: 

Mr. James D. Robinson III 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
American Express Company 
American Express Tower 
World Financial Center 
New York, New York 10285 

Dear Sir: 

Please find enclosed the pieces of our 
card. For over two decades we've done 
business with American Express. We 
have encouraged our members and their 
families to do the same. No more. 

In the corporate sector as well as the 
private one, your word is your bond. 
That is a truth, and truth does not 
change or alter due to circumstances or 
influence. It is a constant. 

Another constant is what occurs when 
that bond is broken. Whether it is the 
word of a nation, a business or an 
individual, the result is decline. 

Wherever and whenever possible, our 
members and officers will let other 
members knowjust how unreliable your 
company's word has been proven to 
be. Our young adults will be encouraged 
to consider cards from all competitive 
firms before choosing. The various 
churches and organizations our mem- 
bers chair, attend and financially sup- 
port will also be asked to consider 
carefully your actions in using unfair 
construction contractors before re- 
newal with your company is effected. 

all the non-union contractors to whom 
you've awarded the contracts on the 
Greensboro, N.C, Customer Service 
Center job will be able to take up the 
slack from the business the UNITED 

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to award you. 


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Financial Secretary-Treas. 


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Canadian Industrial Conference Delegates 
Discuss Pension Plans, Industry Technology 

Representatives of UBC industrial 
locals throughout Canada assembled in 
Toronto, Ont., March 20, 21, 22, to 
plan a comprehensive program for the 
months ahead. 

General President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell opened the conference by telling 
the 46 assembled delegates about new 
ways in which the General Office is 
responding to the problems and chal- 
lenges facing the Brotherhood's indus- 
trial membership. He stressed that new 
responses are needed because of the 
many changes taking place in our in- 

Following the General President's 
address and a report on the work of the 
Industrial Department from Michael P. 
Fishman, a presentation on the need 
for union involvement in the adminis- 
tration of members' pension plans was 
given by Gordon Manion, a pension 
consultant to UBC Canadian local 

Other conference sessions covered 
how to research companies and devise 
appropriate strategies for bargaining and 
organizing, and in-plant tactics unions 
can use to support bargaining efforts. 
Both sessions drew on innovative new 
tactics being developed by the UBC's 
Special Programs and Industrial De- 

First General Vice President Sigurd 
Lucassen conducted a special meeting 
of mill-cabinet representatives to view 
audio- visual materials, showing the new 
technology being introduced in the in- 
dustry. Representatives discussed how 
best to handle the effects the new tech- 
nology is having on UBC members and 
the need for greater cooperation be- 
tween the Brotherhood's construction 
and mill-cabinet sectors. 

The delegates also previewed the 
UBC's new audio-visual program for 
collective bargaining committees. The 
delegates offered comments and sug- 
gestions which will be incorporated into 

President Campbell 
opened the confer- 
ence with a call for 
coordinated action 
in this convention 
year. At the table. 
First General Vice 
President Lucas- 
sen, 10th District 
Board Member Ron 
Dancer, and 9th 
District Board 
Member John 

Among the speakers, from left: Eric Hautala, secretary. North Ontario D.C: Wilf 
Warren, president. Local 2564, Grand Falls, Nfld.; Walter Oliveira, secretary, Ontario 
Industrial Council: and Representative Claude LaFontaine, financial secretary, Local 
2817, Quebec. 

the final version of the program which 
will be available in several months. 

The final workshop of the Confer- 
ence, conducted by professor William 
Gilsdorf of Concordia University in 
Montreal and Denny Scott, the UBC's 
collective bargaining specialist, intro- 
duced new approaches to getting mem- 
bers constructively involved in the union. 

In closing the conference. First Gen- 
eral Vice President Lucassen empha- 
sized the need for a commitment to 
membership service and to looking at 
new approaches such as those pre- 
sented at the conference so that, despite 
the many changes in our industries, 
UBC members continue to receive the 
best service and best contracts possible. 

Participants in the conference in- 

Lou Bradley, Local 1338, Charlottetown, 

P.E.I. ; Wilf Warren, Local 2564, Grand 
Falls, Nfld.; Roger Nault, Local 2612, Pine 
Falls, N.B.; Gordon Asmundson, Local 2612, 
Pine Falls, N.B.; Gerald McClure, Local 
2399, Maniwaki, Que.; Paul LeBlanc, Local 
802, Windsor, Ont.; William McGillivray, 
Local 1569, Medicine Hat, Alta.; Corby 
Pankhurst, Local 846, Lethbridge, Alta.; 
Jack Thomas, Local 2103, Calgary, Alta.; 
John Murphy, Local 3002, Airdrie, Alta.; 
Lloyd Zulof, Local 2191 , Calgary, Alta. ; Jan 
Andersen, Local 2410, Red Deer, Alta.; 
Walter Rosenberger, Local 1325, Edmonton, 
Alta.; Denis Auger, Local 2921, Shippegon, 
N.B.; James Barry, Local 2450, Plaster Rock, 
N.B.; Eric Hautala, Local 2693, Thunder 
Bay. Ont.; Lloyd Szkaley, Local 2693, 
Thunder Bay. Ont.; Claude Sequin, Local 
2693, Thunder Bay. Ont.; Norman Rivard, 
Local 2995, Kapuskasing. Ont.; Ray Bois- 
seneault. Local 2995, Kapuskasing. Ont.; 
Ron Ferguson, Local 506, Vancouver, B.C.; 

Continued on Page 23 

MAY 1986 




The bullish mood of consumers in 1985 boosted 
construction in Canada to the highet level in four 

Improvements in the market for new houses and 
buoyant retail sales produced strong gains in both 
residential and commercial construction in 1985, a 
recent survey shows. 

Residential starts were up 20% and commercial 
starts rose 17%, according to the survey by Cana- 
data, a division of Southam Communications Ltd. 
Southam Communications is a unit of Southam Inc. 
of Toronto. 

By region, Ontario showed a strong lead in hous- 
ing starts, with a 40% increase from 1984. Mani- 
toba was up 16%, and Alberta and British Columbia 
both showed 14% gains, while a 3% decline oc- 
curred in Quebec and Saskatchewan. 

Based on last year's strong performance, growth 
this year should continue at a healthy and stable 


Quebec's major labour organizations have wel- 
comed the recommendations of a commission set 
up to revise the province's labour laws. 

Louis Laberge, president of the Quebec Federa- 
tion of Labour, said the provincial government 
should act quickly to implement the 111 recommen- 
dations made public January 20 by a commission 
headed by Judge Rene Beaudry, thereby apprecia- 
bly improving Quebec's labour relations climate. 

Laberge particularly stressed the importance of 
the commission's main proposal, that Quebec es- 
tablish a labour relations board that could quickly 
resolve union-management disputes, instead of 
having the two sides appear in court. 

Under the current system, more than 40,000 em- 
ployees have been waiting for months, and some- 
times years, to be certified, Laberge said. 

But the commission should also have endorsed 
the concept of multi-employer bargaining to improve 
the chances of small business employees joining 
trade unions, Laberge said. 

Quebec's other central labour bodies have also 
endorsed the Beaudry report, but employer groups 
have criticized its recommendations as being too 
"pro-union. " 


Some highlights of Finance Minister Michael Wil- 
son's second budget, designed to bring the federal 
deficit down to $29.5-biilion from $34.3-billion in- 

• Another $100-million cut from major federal job 
and training programs for next year. The cut, which 
will apply to the 1987-88 fiscal year, follows a 
$200-million cut for 1986-87. 

• A 3% surtax on personal income taxes starting 
July 1986. (For high-income earners, this will be in 
addition to the surtax imposed in the May 1985 
budget. That surtax expires at the end of the year.) 

• Federal sales tax will increase by one percent- 
age point as of last month. 

• The tax on a package of 25 cigarets will rise in 
two stages by about 8C. 

• Consumers will see increases of about 120 on 
a 710-millilitre bottle of liquor. 6C for a case of 24 
beer, and 1C on a 750-millilitre bottle of wine. 

• Starting in the 1 986 tax year, families and indi- 
viduals with an annual income of less than $15,000 
will be able to file for a sales tax rebate of $50 per 
adult and $25 a child. 

• A 3% surtax on corporations' federal tax paya- 
ble replaces a 5% surtax in January 1987. But over 
three years starting July 1 987, corporate tax reduc- 
tions will be phased in. 

• Businesses lose their 3% inventory allowance. 

• Montreal and Vancouver have been designated 
international banking centres. 

• A $700-million mortgage program is being set 
up to help farmers. 


Sixty thousand jobs could disappear if the gov- 
ernment does not increase federal protection of the 
clothing industry. This was predicted by the govern- 
ment's textile and clothing board in a recent report. 

The report concluded that, although the restraints 
on imports cost every Canadian $14 a year in 
higher prices, the loss of jobs would be a greater 
hardship for workers. 

Since 1981 Canadian textile and clothing indus- 
tries have lost 24,000 jobs in Qntario and Quebec 
because of increased imports. Low-cost imports 
hurt Canadian producers, and the board suggested 
the government pursue more rigid country-to-coun- 
try agreements to keep the industry stable. 


Finance Minister Michael Wilson has announced 
that the moratorium on the taxation of northern ben- 
efits would continue until the end of 1986. The 
remission affects housing and travel benefits for 
employees in northern regions of Canada, due to 
the unique economic and social conditions there. 

The new policy on the taxation of northern bene- 
fits was developed in consultation with representa- 
tives of the groups affected, he said. 

"The new regime will go into effect Jan. 1, 1987, 
allowing time for individuals affected to express 
their views on the proposed measures before they 
are implemented," Wilson said. 



Owner/Operators of Canada's Forest Products 
Industry Must Have Union Representation, 
Say Delegates to First Meeting 
Of UBC Canadian Forest Products Board 

Group won't endorse herbicide spraying 

The new Canadian Forest Products 
Board, established a few months ago 
as an adjunct to the International Forest 
Products Conference, held its first 
meeting March 19 in Toronto, Ont., 
preceding the Canadian Industrial Con- 
ference. It tackled an array of pressing 
issues. Representatives of the five prov- 
inces where lumber and sawmill work- 
ers are employed joined with seven 
delegates appointed by the General 
President to plan future activities. 

The board expressed concern over 
the growing number of so-called owner/ 
operators employed in the woods like 
independent contractors — workers who 
are not protected by union contracts 
and who tend to lower the pay and the 
benefits of salaried workers by their 
independent arrangements with com- 
pany management. 

In certain areas, most notably North- 
ern Ontario, unions have dealt with the 
problems by including owner-operators 
under collective bargaining agreements. 
In other areas unions have not been so 
successful in bringing owner-operators 
under the protection of union represen- 

The board members were also con- 
cerned with two matters related to the 
use of chemicals in the forests. Some 
provincial agencies are considering the 
use of herbicides to defoliate the forest 
floor so that workers and heavy equip- 
ment can move about more easily dur- 

ing logging operations. After a long 
discussion, the board concluded that, 
because of possible hazards and a lack 
of demonstrated need, it could not en- 
dorse herbicide spraying. Herbicide 
spraying includes the use of 2,4-D, the 
chemical found in Agent Orange, which 
has been widely condemned because of 
its use as a defoliant in Vietnam and its 
possible harmful effect on soldiers who 
came in contact with it. 

There was also a discussion of the 
use of insecticides. The group heard 
from Larry Lambert of the Ontario 
Department of Natural Resources on 
the province's spraying program which 
is largely aimed at eliminating the spruce 
budworm and other pests. The bud- 
worm is a larvae which is destroying 
much northern timber. Representatives 
of the UBC's safety and health depart- 
ment participated in' these discussions 
and joined in recommending that the 
aerial spraying of insecticides be con- 
tinued. The Board felt that such spray- 
ing is essential to protect the lumber 
industry. It recommended that bacte- 
rial, or BT, spraying should be used 
near populated areas, with chemical 
sprays being relegated to areas where 
there is less chance for human contam- 

The board also spent some time plan- 
ning an organizing drive in the Canadian 
lumber industry and discussing the 

Larry Lambert of the Ontario 
Department of Natural Re- 
sources discusses the prov- 
ince's spraying program. 

problems of organizing in remote areas 
of some of the provinces. 

Participants in the initial meeting of 
the Canadian Forest Products Confer- 
ence Board included: 

Eric Hautala, Local 2693; Gordon As- 
mundson, Local 2612; Raymond Boisson- 
neault. Local 2995; Gerald McClure, Local 
2399; Denis Auger, Local 292 1 ; James Barry, 
Local 2450; Raymond Horth, Local 2817; 
Norman Rivard, Local 2995; Wilfred War- 
ren, Local 2564; Fred Miron, Northern On- 
tario D.C. ; Roger Nault , Local 26 1 2 ; General 
Executive Board Members John Carruthers 
and Ronald Dancer; and members of the 
International staff. jJSJg 

Board members assembled for their first official picture, below left, and in a regular session, below right. 

MAY 1986 


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Southern California Tradesmen Enlisted for Veterans Memorial 

When Venliira County. Calif., officials decided they wiinteJ a 
Veterans Memorial at the County Government Center, they 
l<new where to turn for help. Area hiiildin}; tradesmen were 
enlisted to help construct the monument and it was dedicated 
last Veterans Day. The volunteer workers are pictured above 
left. From left arc Joseph N . Duran. financial secretary. Local 
2015. Santa Paula: David Garcia. Local 2015: Richard Tal- 
maf>e. Local 2463. Ventura: Randy Southerlund. business repre- 
sentative, Ventura District Council: Manuel Melendez. Local 

2015: Ed Evans. Local 2015; Eddie Cruz, president. Ventura 
District Council: Joe A. Duran. Local 2015: Louis Price, con- 
ductor. Local 2042. O.xnard: Ruben Diaz, landscapcr: Gilbert 
Gonzales, concrete contractor: Cliff Butler, retiree. Local 2015: 
Sam Heil, executive secretary. Ventura District Council: and 
Bob Snelgrove. trustee. Local 2463. Not pictured were James 
Kelley. president. Local 2463: and Javier Gonzales. Local 2463. 
The completed memorial is pictured above rifiht. 

TMI in North Dakota Goes 86% in '86 

Due to the efforts of union members at TMI in Dickinson, N.D., 20 more employees 
just became members of Local 1091, Bismarck, N.D. The union now represents appro.xi- 
malely 86'// of the production workers at the cabinet shop at TMI, and Business 
Representative Dale E. Jones says the union members are f^oini; to keep pushinf; for 
IUO"r union participation. TMI manufactures cabinets and laminated tops. 

Pictured, front row. from left, are Dan Meier. Lorin Riedl. LcRoy Frank. Kevin 
Zastoupil. John Dennis. Earl Novotny. Sharon Leach, and Darlcne Olsson. In the 
second row. from left, are Adeline Klein. Mardella Rohdc. Evelyn Krehs. Sharon Stimac. 
Betty Knaup. Carol Heidecker. Marie Roll, and Violet Pesheck. In the third row. from 
left, are Vince Bren. Keith l.antz. Joel Kadrmas. Jim Erdle. Scott McNeil. Ro.t;er 
Portscheller. Adam Klu^. Vick Frank, and Chet Kadrmas. In the back row. from left. 
are Ken Heidecker. Dave Grossman. Jim Karcky. Dan Sticka. Alan Alpert. Albert 
Myron. Randy Bren. Bob Van Eechout. and Tom Frenzel. 

Project Boots Aids 
Afghan Freedom Fighters 

American labor unions are lending a hand 
to Afghan freedom fighters through the Phoe- 
nix. Ariz., based "Project Boots," a joint 
project of the United Stales Council for 
World Freedom and the Committee for a 
Free Afghanistan designed to provide the 
Afghan freedom fighters with used but serv- 
iceable boots of the type worn by construc- 
tion workers, hunters, and the military. Vet- 
erans organization such as the American 
Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War. in 
addition to the National Rifle Association, 
are also asking their members to contribute. 

Many Afghan fighters have no supplies 
and can only get boots by taking them from 
wounded or dead Russian soldiers. "Project 
Boots" is shipping any boots that are still 
serviceable abroad. 

UBC members in various parts of the 
country have responded with assistance. In 
St. Louis, Mo., the District Council has set 
up a box in Carpenters Hall for those who 
wish to drop boots off. Local unions have 
also been asked to try and collect boots from 
members and bring them in. Apprentices in 
Phoenix, Ariz., have made another kind of 
contribution; they made the pallets for the 
boxes that are used to ship the boots and 
other supplies to the Afghans and are lending 
a hand with the packing. 

Send boots and related items, your tax 
deductible contribution, or for more infor- 
mation to: United States Council for World 
Freedom, .MKJ.'i W. Northern Ave., Suite 4, 
Phoenix, AR 8.'i02l. 



Sisters' Senior Center in Coos Bay 

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A 72-iinit senior citizens' retirement cen- 
ter is being Ijiiilt by the Drake Construc- 
tion Co. in Coos Bay. Ore., this year. The 
center, to be called Evergreen Court for 
Retirement Living, is being constructed by 
members of Local 1001 . Coos Bay. and 
will be owned and operated by the Sisters 
of Mercy. 

Pictured, left, is the east wing of the 
new center. It will be connected to the 
west wing by a common section which is 
under construction in the foreground. 

Pictured above is Rick Kent, a Local 
1001 member, laying out unit framing. 

UBC Victory at Dunbar Furniture 

UBC Local 2690 membership grew by nearly 150 when Dunbar Furniture Inc. employ- 
ees voted for United Brotherhood representation late last September. The Fort Wayne, 
Ind., operation produces executive class office fioniture. 

Pictured, above left, are the victorious negotiating committee members. Front row. 
from left, are Karen King, Ann Cornewell. Leroy Slangle. and Flo Bauer. Back row, 
from left, are International Representative Dean Beck, Jill Ross, Audrey Hurlburt, Karl 
Doehrman, and Darlene Geyer. 

Pictured, above right, are Dunbar employees celebrating the election results. 

Indiana Hydroelectric Dam Gets Face Lift 

Members of Carpenters Local 215. Lafay- 
ette, Ind., recently completed phase two of 
the concrete face-lifting project on the 
Oakdale hydroelectric dam, located in 
northern Carroll County. The dam's three 
large floor generators, one of which is pic- 
lured in the rear of the photograph, pro- 
duce power for the local area. The Oak- 
dale dam also forms Lake Freeman, 
producing a fine fishing and recreational 
area for both vacationers and local resi- 
dents. Local union members completing 
the project, front row, from left, are Greg 
Moore. Robert Anderson, and Jerry 
Myers. Back row, from left, are Dean 
Roth. Joseph Basile, and Lee Martin. 

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Court Says Calling This Contractor 
A Scab Is Not Libelous Usage 

The use of the word "scab" to de- 
scribe a non-union contractor who hired 
workers at substandard rates of pay is 
not hbelous, according to the First Cir- 
cuit Court. Affirming a grant of sum- 
mary judgment in favor of Carpenters 
Local 475 of Framingham Court . Mass. , 
the court holds that the word, although 
unpleasant, was literally correct. 

The lawsuit was filed by Howard W. 
Barss, the owner of an open shop con- 
struction firm that paid wages and ben- 
efits considerably below those set by 
union contracts. In May 1983, Local 
475 set up a picket line with the follow- 
ing legend on the signs: "HOWARD 
BARSS IS an officer of H. W. Barss 
Co. Inc. H.W. Barss Co. Inc. is A 
SCAB contractor. Carpenters Local 
Union #475." The words in capital 
letters were arranged so that the dom- 
inant message was "HOWARD BARSS 

Barss alleged that the picket signs 
were defamatory in that they held him 
up to "contempt, hatred, scorn, and 
ridicule." He also charged that as a 
community leader involved in many 

charitable activities, he was injured in 
his personal and business reputation by 
the attacks on his integrity. 

The First Circuit agreed with a lower 
court that the element of falsehood 
needed for a libel claim is missing. Chief 
Judge Torruella explains that in the 
context of a labor dispute the statement 
did not constitute the essential false- 
hood needed to establish liability. 

"A common definition of 'scab"," 
the court says, "is a person who works 
for lower wages than, or under condi- 
tions contrary to, those prescribed by 
a trade union. In his deposition Barss 
admitted that his company had employ- 
ees who were paid well below the union 
rate and who did not receive health 
insurance or pension benefits. He ad- 
mitted that the picket signs basically 
complained that Barss was not paying 
the union standard wage rates in the 
area. While he felt that a scab was a 
low-life scoundrel, he did admit famil- 
iarity with the term in its classic labor 
dispute applications." Chief Judge 
Campbell and Judge Breyer joined in 
the court's opinion. 


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A Union Steward 

A steward's job, 

is a thankless job. 

He's the center of attention 

in an angry mob. 

Riding the fence, 

he's an arbitrator. 

Agreements in hand, 

he's a dictator. 

With unsure footing, 

a fabricator, 

A steward must be 
many different types of men. 
Off the top of my head, 
at least nine or ten. 

A steward must be an arbitrator. 
A steward must be a mediator. 
A steward must be a shoulder to 

cry on. 
A steward must be sometimes a 

A steward must be a 

psychiatrist, epA steward must 

be a psychologist. 
A steward must be a concerned 

A steward must be an ardent 

A steward must be sometimes a 

A steward must be, at all times, a 


All of these things and probably 

a steward must be, when he goes 

through the door. 
And at the end of the job, 
there are no pats on the back. 
At the end of the job: 
no money sack. 

A steward's job, 
is a thankless job. 
Time and attention, 
it will rob. 
The Business Agent's 

is what he did entrust. 
Why did "I" accept it? 
Because, somebody must. 
—Jerry Gaskey 

Millwright Local #1043 

Gary, Ind. 


Force, which operated in the Pacific during 
World War 11 , and its support units are 
holdinga reunion J une2t)-22, l9S6,allhe 
Marriott Hotel, NorthCharleslon,.S.C. Any 
veterans of these organizations are asked to 
write: Thomas E.Moseley.. '53 Healon Ave., 
Norwood, MA 02062. 



Blueprint for Cure Campaign 
Rolls On In Many Areas 

Contributions to the UBC's "Blueprint 
for Cure" campaign continue. Funds go to 
help the work of the Diabetes Research 
Institute Foundation and bring the new di- 
abetes research center that much closer to 
reality. Recent contributors are: 

James Allen, Christ Altergott, Howard 
Baumgartner, William Bennett, Lana J. 
Cantrell, Vernon Dahl, Mr. & Mrs. Francis 
M. Lamph, George H. Laufenberg, Robert 
Mathis, V. C. Mathis, William T. Nipper. 
James T. Parry, Angeline Sidari. and Louis 

Local Unions 1507, 1509, 2162. 

Ljfke Erie D. C. and Suffolk Coimty D. C. 

Local Unions 8, 1509. 

Local Unions 80, 269, 1088, 1358, 1419. 

Broward County D.C., Broward County 
Ladies Auxiliary 884, Broward Coiintv, PAC, 
Buffalo D.C. 

Delegates to Canadian Industrial Confer- 

Johnstown Building Trades Council and 
North Central Pennsylvania Building Trades 

Harry Cohen, John and Mary Jean Roehr, 
William and Susan Roehr. 

Florida Conference of Carpenters Busi- 
ness Agents and Knights of Columbus #4608. 

Barney DeSantis, Dennis M. Dyer. Jacob 
Vander Meulen, Lyle H. Pierce, John Poyer, 
Bill Shoehigh, Ronald Stadler, Kenneth L. 

A donation in memory of George Eli Neff 

A donation in memory of Randy Tooth- 

Local Unions 320, 350, 515. 725. 

William B. Hester, Ernest J. Piombino, 
De Armond Shadduck, Sherman Tennyson. 

A donation in Memory of Helen E. Sackelt 

L. Vaughn Company 

Local Unions 44, 144-L, 184, 2287, 2795, 

Maumee Valley D.C. and South Jersey 

Jerome J. Kearney, Arthur W. Keenan, 
Jon McPhail, Pat O'Connor 
Edward Perkowski. 

A donation in Memory of David R. John- 
son, Sr. 

Commonwealth Electric Co., Ja.x, Ft. 

Delegates to the California State Council 
Convention and Delegates to the Western 
District Council Convention. 

Optima Financial Corporation. 

James A.Bledsoe, Billy H. Brothers, Mike 
Draper, Irvin H. Fletcher, Ronald D. Lig- 
gett, Larry W. Null. Willie Shepperson. 

New York Fund Raiser 

The New York State Carpenters Labor 
Management Committee recently held a 50/ 
50 drawing at five dollars per ticket, with 
50% of the proceeds going to the "Blueprint 
for Cure" fund. Tickets were sold at the 
committee's legislative reception and at the 
annual meeting; $ 1 65 was sent to the diabetes 

Harold Emsweller, left. Local 280. Niag- 
ara-Genesse. N.Y., winner of the New 
York 50150 draw, is congratulated by 
Rocco Sidari, New York stale council sec- 
retary, while First District Board Member 
Joe Liu looks on. 

Check donations to the "Blueprint for 
Cure" campaign should be made out 
to "Blueprint for Cure" and mailed 
to General President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell, United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners of America, 101 Con- 
stitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Texas Auxiliary IHeips Diabetes Drive 

Ladies Auxiliary 3, 
Dallas, Tex., with a 
$100 check for 
' 'Blueprint for 
Cure" program 
front row, from 
left, are Nelda Hill, 
Virginia Kenyou, 
and Betsy Millican: 
second row, from 
left, Eulalah 
Hosey, Johnnie 
Watts, Rita An- 
spaugh, Adele 
King, Calra Simon, 
and Dorothy Roe. 

Postage Hikes \\wi\ 
Carpenter IVIailings 

All union publications, including Carpen- 
ter, which rely on the non-profit rate struc- 
ture of the U.S. Postal Service had their 
rates increased on January 1 by 25% to 40%. 

Carpenter suddenly found itself paying 
$8,000 more per month just to get distributed 
across the country. 

To add to the dismal cost picture, the 
postage rates went up again on March 9, 
adding an additional $ to our monthly postage 

The Postal Service board of governors 
says it has to make up for budget cuts 
required by the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings 
Act, but actually, these postage increases 
have been in the mill for several months. 

Carpenter, like many other non-profit pub- 
lications, has been distributed by third class 
mail since 1982. It proved to be more eco- 
nomical to switch from second-class mail to 
third class mail at that time, and the service 
was just as good. In fact, postal returns for 
wrong addresses or changed addresses were 
more prompt under cheaper third class rates. 

Now, we're told that rate hikes for third 
class mail may rise as much as 18%-, while 
second class rates rise 7%. 

Canadian distribution, meanwhile, re- 
mains far costlier than US. distribution. The 
unit postage price in Canada is more than 
double the U.S. rate. 

Because of this the editorial staff of Car- 
penter is reevaluating the whole circulation 
program of the Brotherhood magazine in an 
effort to deal with increased costs. 

Susan Dunlop, assistant to AFL-CIO Pres- 
ident Lane Kirkland, urges the Postal Rate 
Commission to block Administration at- 
tempts to end subsidies for nonprofit mail- 
ers. Testifying with her were Edwin M. 
Schmidt, left, director of the federation's 
Department of Reproduction and Mailing, 
and James M. Cesnik, editor of the Guild 
Reporter and secretary-treasurer of the In- 
ternational Labor Communications Associ- 

Canadian Conference 

Continued from Page 17 

J. Kimberly, Local 2511, Penticton, B.C.; 
Robert Todd, Sask. Pro. Council. 

Steve Phillips, Sergio Liliani, Walter Oliv- 
eira, Ed. Watling, Ken Graves, and Ilmar 
Rani, all of Local 2679, Toronto, Ont.; Adam 
Salvona, Ontario Industrial Council; Ken 
Fen wick and David McQueen, of Local 
3054, London, Ont.; plus members of the 
International staff. |J[lfJ 

MAY 1986 



Nursery Help from Apprentices 

When II San Angela niir\ery needed help, il wa\ a K>'"iip of 
upprentkes from Loeal 411. San Aiigelo. Te\.. ihal eaine lo ihe 
rescue. The nursery, a non-profit organization Ihal cares for 69 
children of families with low incomes, hud a garage sale last 
summer to raise money for playground equipment . . , and then 
found that the wooden deck they wanted cost more than they 
could afford. So the carpenters signed on to help with the deck 
and the playground equipment. Working on the project were 
Thomas Davis. Kellv Danteist. Pete Harnande:. Ralph Fraser, 
Savero Soto. Milton Watson. Bill Woolsey. Instructor John 
Stanton. Instructor Al Davis, and Business Agent Bill Pelzel. 

Worcester Group Presentation 

Apprenlices of Local 107. Worcesler. Mass.. leccntly put down 
their tools and left their pencils in theory class lor lessons of a 
different kind — a special training session on the UBC structure 
and trade unionism. Conducting the meeting was Task Force 
Representative Stephen A. Flynn. who showed the UBC slide 
presentations "The International Union" and "You are Your 
Union," the film "The Inheritance." and talked about the n^ed 
for the apprentices not only to be good carpenters, hut to be active 
and proud union members. 

Second and third-year Local 107 apprentices attending union 
presentation seated, from left, were Steve Bcnsen. Charles 
Clancy. Frank Campanello. Mike Cronin. and Boh Lloyd. 
Standing, from left, are Instructor John Giierlin. Mike Ide. Mike 
Macaruso. John (iordon. Jim Krause. John Piotrowski. Dave 
Van Dyke. Rene Gihree. Ron Martin. Kerry Brenner. Business 
Rep. Jack Lynch, and Darrin Yokes. 

Brother Helping Brother 


Tom and Vivian Thompson survey the progress of work on their 
garage and sewing room, donated hy Local 1597 members. The 
cost of building materials was defrayed hy local merchants. 

Brother helping brother is Ihe theme of a recently-complelcd 
project of the apprentices of Local L'>97. Bremerton. Wash.: a 24- 
by-2X-foot garage and an adjacent 20-by-20-foot sewing room for 
UBC member Tom Thompson, who was stricken with multiple 
sclerosis in I97X and is now confined to a wheelchair. 

When Thompson began planning his garage, il occurred to him 
that maybe his fellow building tradesmen could help him out with 
the construction. So inslruclors. business representatives, and 
apprentices would come and visit on weekends, drinking gallons 
of coffee, enjoying do/ens of homemade cookies, and putting up 
Ihe Thompsons' walls and windows. 

According lo Thompson, "1 have seen a lot in my years, and 
Lve never seen a group work together like these guys. This is 

First and fourth-vear apprentices at Local I07's program on 
lotion structure and trade unionism seated, from left, were Rob- 
ert (linerelli. Matthew Solitro. William Oser. S<i>t Richardson, 
and Mike Chamberlain. Standing, from left, are Instructor 
Thotn Russell. Brian Leveillee. Robert Davenport. Kevin Ste- 
venson. Cliff Buck. Malt Lacroiv. Earl Turner. Dave Dusoe. 
I'liul Duprc. l)a\e F.stahrook. and Steve Serru. 

something great. . . . There's a lot lo be said for the union." 

.John Sleffens, business representative for Local 1597 and 
executive secretary for the Building Trades Council, says Ihe 
union was happy lo do the job. "The apprentices got credit and 
necessary, hands-on practice on an honest-to-goi>dness building." 
Several area merchants donated materials or provided them at 
cost to the Thompsons. 'Tom and his wife Vivian are very grateful 
for their wonderful new addition . . . and Ihe brotherly love that 
built it. 



Connecticut Graduates 

New Journeymen for Local 54 

Graduating apprentices from Local 24, Central Connecticut, 
were recently presented with completion certificates. Pictured, 
from left, are Sal Monarca, coordinator; Robert Aubin; Danny 
Rosa; Mike LaPila; Paul Botteon, apprentice of the year; James 
Mazzarella; Joe Marks; Daryl Janis, instructor; Louis Colavito; 
and Ralph DeSimone, instructor. Not pictured are Peter Lengyl 
and Joseph Caputo. 

Alaskan Carpenters and Millwrights 

Eight apprentices recently became journeymen carpenters, and two became millwright 
journeymen of Local 1243. Fairbanks, Alaska. Pictured above, from left, are Michael 
Green, Gerald Van Bruggen, Ronald Allen, Ron Tribble, Edward Bering, Randall Friz- 
zell, Jeff Taylor, Millwright Luke De Julio, and Coordinator Daniel Hoffman. Not 
pictured are Millwright Kanwa Soekoro and Curl Barnett. 

Belgium General Workers Union Visitor 

cassen are pictured with the president of 
the Belgium General Workers Union, 
right, and his interpreter, center. Juan 
Fernandez toured the General Office and 
the Washington area Apprenticeship and 
Training School during his recent visit to 
the United States. He was very pleased to 
be able to meet with building trades lead- 
ers and especially to discuss apprentice- 
ship and safety programs. 

The General Workers Union represents 
workers in the construction, chemical, pa- 
per, petroleum, glass, stone, and ceramics 
industries. It is the largest private sector 
union and the second largest union in the 
General Federation of Belgium Labor. 

General President Patrick Campbell and 
First General Vice President Sigurd Lu- 

Apprentice graduates of Local 54, Ber- 
wyn. III., pictured above, seated, from left, 
are Wayne Zahrobsky, Joseph May. and 
Richard Kocourek. Standing, from left, 
are President Robert Lid, Business Man- 
ager Martin Umlauf Financial Secretary 
Kenneth Mocarski, and Business Repre- 
sentative Eugene Dzialo. 

May was the first place winner in the 
1985 Illinois State Apprenticeship Contest, 
Construction Division. Other apprentices 
to graduate during 1985 were George Bar- 
dahl, Robert Bezouska, Scott Clausius, 
Jerome Franklin. Eulalio Gonzalez, David 
Jagielski. Richard Marvan, Senola Mc- 
Kinney, Sandy Medina, Roberto Pasillas, 
and Mark Pendola. 


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Continued from Page 9 

the research on the corporate interlocks 
between Weyerhaeuser and two other 
major forest products producers ap- 
pears at right. With the formation of 
the U.S. Forest Products Joint Bar- 
gaining Board and the commitment of 
the UBC's resources, UBC lumber and 
plywood affiliates are in a strong posi- 
tion to formulate an offensive, rather 
than a defensive, strategy in preparation 
for industry-wide bargaining. 

Louisiana-Pacific — Marshaling the 
UBC's resources against union-busting 
when 1 ,500 UBC members in the Pacific 
Northwest were forced out on strike in 
June 1983 by the union-busting bar- 
gaining tactics of a massive forest prod- 
ucts corporation, the response of the 
UBC was unequivocal: a national con- 
sumer boycott and a corporate cam- 
paign and the accumulation of ample 
resources for the L-P strikers to con- 
tinue their struggle. Thousands of UBC 
members across the country have ac- 
tively participated in boycott activities 
and have donated several hundred thou- 
sand dollars in donations to the L-P 
strikers. UBC members — often sacrific- 
ing a day's pay — have turned out at L- 
P rallies and mass leafiettings at the 
New York Stock Exchange on Wall 
Street, at L-P's corporate headquarters 
in Portland, Ore., and at an L-P spon- 
sored public event in Atlanta. 

The UBC Special Programs Depart- 
ment, as part of its extensive corporate 
campaign, has conducted a proxy so- 
licitation of L-P shareholders, has con- 
tested L-P's condition at the corpora- 
tion's shareholders meeting, and has 
confronted L-P's actions whenever the 
corporation has appeared before gov- 
ernment agencies to apply for environ- 
mental and building permits. 

We believe that if L-P succeeds in 
injuring one group of our members 
through its union-busting tactics, other 
UBC members will eventually be harmed 
as well. That is why the UBC has made 
the struggle of the L-P strikers the 
struggle of all Brotherhood members 
and why General President Campbell 
has fully committed the significant re- 
sources of the UBC in the struggle 
against L-P. If other corporations — in 
the forest products or any other indus- 
try — attempt to attack the livelihoods 
of Brotherhood members through union- 
busting maneuvers, the UBC serves 
notice that it will respond in the same 
way we did with L-P because we op- 
erate under the principle that an injury 
to one of our members is an injury to 

The Mill-Cabinet Industry:— The 

UBC's 50.000 members belonging to 
mill-cabinet local unions are a proud 








An example of UBC Special Programs Department research showing interlocks 
between the corporate boards of three major forest products corporulions under 
contract to the UBC. 




and important part of our union's in- 
dustrial sector. These skilled cabinet- 
makers form a critical link to the con- 
struction job sites where their union 
label products are installed by Broth- 
erhood carpenters. 

As in the forest products industry, 
important changes are also taking place 

in the mill-cabinet industry — introduc- 
tion of new machinery, changes in the 
work of journeymen, and national mar- 
kets replacing regional markets. These 
developments and the problems they 
are creating for UBC members were 
the subject of two recent meetings of 
Continued on Page 38 



Chemical Hazards on the Job: 

Your New Right-to-Know 

Suppose you are de-greasing a piece 
of equipment or glueing together ve- 
neer. The fumes are maicing you nau- 
seous, and yet your supervisor tells you 
the stuff is harmless. Too often workers 
are not told of the dangers of chemicals 
in the plant. But now, under a new 
OSHA regulation you have the right to 
find out about the hazards of those 
chemicals — at least if you work in man- 
ufacturing plants. In 1983 OSHA pub- 
lished the Hazard Communication 
Standard also known as the "right-to- 
know" law. This new regulation re- 
quires that, beginning Nov. 25, 1983, 
chemical manufacturers and importers 
label any containers they ship, and 
provide customers with Material Safety 
Data Sheets detailing the hazards of 
exposure to these chemicals. Six months 
later, beginning May 25, 1986, employ- 
ers in manufacturing must begin com- 
plying with the HCS. 

The Hazard Communication 

The new OSHA standard requires 
that chemical manufacturers review the 
scientific evidence of the hazards of 
their products and report them to em- 
ployees and customers. Employers in 
manufacturing must set up a written 
hazard communication program. This 
program must include labeling of con- 
tainers, provisions for Material Safety 
Data Sheets, and an employee training 
program. There must be a list of haz- 
ardous chemicals in each work area, a 
procedure for informing employees doing 
non-routine tasks (such as annual main- 
tenance) and contractors working in the 
plant of the hazards, and a list of haz- 
ards from chemicals in unlabeled pipes. 

Labels on containers must state the 
name of the hazardous chemical, the 
hazard warnings, and the name and 
address of the manufacturer or im- 
porter. Signs, placards, process sheets, 
or batch tickets can be used instead of 
labels as long as the alternative conveys 
the same information. Portable con- 
tainers for immediate use don't have to 
be labeled. The employer cannot re- 
move or deface the labels. 

Material Safety Data Sheets must be 
developed by the manufacturer and kept 
by the employer for each hazardous 
chemical. These data sheets give infor- 
mation on: the chemicals in the mixture; 
their physical and chemical properties; 
hazards such as flammability, explosiv- 
ity, and reactivity; health hazards in- 
cluding symptoms of exposure; any 

How To Use The New Law 

This law gives workers important 
rights to training and to information 
about the hazards of chemicals they 
are working with. Under the law, the 
employer must provide this informa- 
tion to you upon request. You should 
write to your employer and request 
that, under the OSHA Hazard Com- 
munication Standard (29 CFR 
1910.1200) or local or state R-T-K 
law, they provide you with a list or 
all chemicals being used in the plant 
and MSDSs on each chemical. Under 
a separate OSHA standard (29 CFR 
1910.20), you are also guaranteed in- 
formation on any exposure measure- 
ments the employer has taken in the 
plant. You can then do surveys of the 
members to see if they are having any 
symptoms of overexposure and use 
this information to press for better 
controls on chemical use in the plant, 
or that the company switch to safer 

If the company will not provide you 
with this information or you feel the 
MSDS is not accurate or is incom- 
plete, you have the right to file an 
OSHA complaint and get an investi- 
gation. Complaints about an MSDS 
will not penahze your employer since 
they are directed at the chemical man- 
ufacturer who wrote the MSDS and 
supplied it to your employer. 

exposure limits, safe handling proce- 
dures; control measures (e.g. ventila- 
tion); emergency and spill procedures; 
first aid; the manufacturer's name, ad- 
dress and phone and the date of prep- 
aration. These MSDS must be made 
available to employees on each work 

Employees must be trained about the 
hazards of chemicals on the job at the 
time of their initial assignment and 
whenever a new hazard is introduced 
into the work area. They must be told 
of the requirements of this standard, 
the operations of their area where haz- 
ardous chemicals are used, and of the 
location and availability of the written 
HCS program and the MSDS. Training 
must include information on: how to 
detect the presence of a hazardous 
chemical, the hazards of these chemi- 
cals, how to protect yourself from ex- 
posure (including protective clothing, 
work practices, and emergency proce- 
dures), an explanation of the HCS pro- 
gram and labeling system, and how to 
get and use the hazard information. 

The employer or manufacturer has 
some limited rights to keep the identity 
of hazardous chemicals secret if he can 
prove that the information is a trade 
secret vital to business. This right to 
keep trade secret information confiden- 
tial was severely limited by a successful 
lawsuit filed by the Steelworkers Union 
on behalf of the AFL-CIO and its affil- 
iates. Trade secret information may be 
revealed to health professionals (if they 
are willing to sign a confidentiality 
agreement), or to physicians and nurses 
during a medical emergency. The court 
decision also told OSHA to provide 
similar access to workers and their 

This standard only applies to work- 
places in manufacturing; however, be- 
cause of the union lawsuit, the courts 
ruled that OSHA must reconsider ex- 
panding the law to other industries, 
such as construction and hospitals. In 
November 1985 OSHA published an 
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemak- 
ing requesting comments on the expan- 
sion of HCS to other industries. The 
UBC and other Building Trades Unions 
strongly supported the coverage of con- 

State and Local Laws 

By the time OSHA published its HCS 
in Fall 1983, over a dozen states and 
several cities had passed their own R- 
T-K laws. In fact, a major impetus for 
the HCS was that the chemical manu- 
facturers were complaining that they 
had different requirements to meet in 
each state. The manufacturers were 
hoping for a weak federal standard that 
would preempt all the state and local 
laws and provide uniform requirements 
nationwide. But the grass-roots move- 
ment for state and local R-T-K laws 
strongly supported by state federations 
and local unions has continued una- 
bated. As of Spring 1986, there are 28 
states and 61 cities or counties that 
have their own laws (52 of the 61 local 
laws are in California). Many of these 
laws are stronger than the federal HCS 
and most provide more coverage, or 
for public access to the information. 

The fight over preemption of state 
and local laws has been focused in the 
courts. In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, 
and the Federal Third Circuit Court, 
■ the judges have ruled that state laws 
are preempted by the federal HCS, but 
only in those industries covered by the 
federal law. Therefore, in those states 
with laws that cover construction (as 

MAY 1986 


most states do), the state R-T-K law 
remains in effect in those non-manu- 
facturing sectors. Also many of these 
state and local laws include a public 
safety or community provision which 
allows access to this information to 
community residents or to police and 
fire departments. Since OSHA has no 
jurisdiction in these areas, these pro- 
visions of the state and local laws also 
remain in effect. 

A recent decision in Ohio was the 
first ruling relating to a city or county 
R-T-K law. The U.S. District Court for 
the Northern District of Ohio ruled in 
February that the Akron city R-T-K 
law was not preempted by the federal 
HCS, even in manufacturing plants. 

States Right- 

■tO-KnOW Laws- 

-(March 1986) 



North Dakota 









Rhode Island 





New Mexico 



New Jersey 



New York 



North Carolina 

West Virginia 

How To Read A Material Safety Data Sheet 

A Material Safety Data Sheet can be 
a very useful source of information, but 
it can often seem confusing or technical. 
Sometimes a MSDS is incomplete or 
inaccurate. This factsheet will help you 
translate MSDSs into plain English, so 
it is useful to your members. 
An MSDS is usually divided.into nine sec- 

Section I identifies the chemical, who man- 
ufactures it, and gives any other names that 
the chemical goes by. It also gives the 
Chemical Abstract Service number. The CAS 
number is a universal system for identifying 
chemicals. Each chemical is assigned a unique 
number. Often information on chemicals can 
be looked up more easily by CAS number. 

Section II gives the ingredients if it is a mixture 
of several chemicals (OSHA only requires 
hazardous chemicals to be listed if over 1% 
of mixture, carcinogenic chemicals if over 
0.1% of mixture), what percent of each 
chemical is in the mixture (percentage not 
required by OSHA), any data from scientific 
experiments, and any exposure limits from 
OSHA, NIOSH or ACGIH. OSHA exposure 
limits are required by law. NIOSH and 
ACGIH limits are recommendations which 
are more up to date, but do not carry the 
force of law. The TWA is the time-weighted 
average exposure over an eight-hour work- 
day. Data from animal experiments is usually 
presented as the dose (in grams of chemical 
administered per kilogram of the animal's 
weight) that kills half of the animals (called 
the Lethal Dose or LD 50). Exposure levels 
are measured in ppm (parts of chemical per 
million parts of air) or mg/m3 (milligrams of 
chemical in each cubic meter of air). 

Section III presents physical properties of the 

chemical, such as its boiling point, solubility 
in water, vapor pressure, etc. Chemicals 
with a high vapor density (greater than 1) 
settle to the floor when generated. Those 
with low vapor density rise. This section 
also gives information on the chemical's 
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The Brotherhood's Department of Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health has thousands of 
MSDSs on different chemicals. For a copy 
of the index write to: United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joines of America, De- 
partment of Occupational Safety and 
Health. 101 Constitution Air., N.W., 
Washington. DC. 20001. 

tify over-exposures. If the "odor threshold" 
is above the exposure limit, then if you can 
smell it you're being exposed to too much. 
If it is below the exposure limit, smelling it 
can act as a warning to limit exposures. 
Section IV on fire and explosion data gives 
information on how easily the chemical can 
cause fires or an explosion, and what to use 
to extinguish fires. 

Section V on reactivity indicates how easily 
it will react with other chemicals and lists 
chemicals you should never mix with it. 

Section VI gives the health hazard informa- 
tion. It indicates the possible toxic effects 
of overexposure and lists first aid actions to 
take if it is splashed in the eye, gets on the 
skin, is inhaled or swallowed. 
Section VII details procedures to follow if 
there is a chemical spill or leak and how to 
properly dispose of the chemical. 
Section VIII discusses what type of protective 
clothing (respirators, safety glasses, gloves) 
to wear when handling the chemical, and 
other protective measures to follow, such as 
having eye wash stations or safety showers 

Section IX lists any special precautions and 
additional comments. Here is where rec- 
ommendations would be made regarding 
medical exams. Also, information regarding 
its carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effects would 
be made here. 

Often the MSDS will be signed at the end 
by the medical personnel or industrial hy- 
gienist who reviewed it. Signed MSDSs are 
generally more reliable than unsigned ones. 

The most important sections of the MSDS, 
as far as overexposures are concerned, are 
sections VI, VIII, and IX, which tell what 
the toxic effects may be, how to protect 
yourself and any special precautions you 
should take. 

MSDS can provide very useful informa- 
tion, but many times they do not. Often 
ingredients are not listed because they are 
considered "trade secrets" or because the 
manufacturer does not consider them haz- 
ardous. Sometimes toxic effects are down- 
played: for example, chemicals that cause 
cancer in laboratory animals should be as- 
sumed to cause cancer in humans, unless 
proven otherwise, but some companies will 
not label a chemical as a carcinogen until 
there is human evidence that it can cause 
cancer. Also MSDSs need to be updated 
periodically as new evidence or toxic effects 
are discovered. You can check with the 
Brotherhood's Department of Occupational 
Safety and Health for more information on 
the hazards of various chemicals and to 
check on the accuracy of MSDSs. 






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





Mr. Dillon called Festus into his 
office and told him, "Festus, I want 
you to go out and find Black Bart, 
Arrest him and bring him in." 

Festus replied, "OK, Mr. Dillon, 
but can you describe him for me?" 

Mr, Dillon told him, "Well, he v^/ears 
a paper shirt, paper pants, paper 
boots, and a paper hat," 

Festus said, "All right, Mr, Dillon, 
but what are we arresting him 
for?" Mr, Dillon: "Rustling," 
— B. F. Barrow 
Local 14 
San Antonio, Tex. 



"What's Caroline so mad about?" 

"She stepped on one of those 

scales with a loudspeaker and it 

called out, 'One at a time, please.' " 


On a visit to Moscow a man asked 
a Russian official about their form 
of government. 

He said, "It's very simple. Under 
communism, if I have a million ru- 
bles, I share it with you. If I have a 
20-room mansion, I share it with 
you. If I have a brand new suit, I 
share it with you. And if I have a 
bottle of vodka . . ." 

The visitor said, "Would you share 
it with me?" 

He said, "Nyet." 

"Why not?" 

The official said, "I have a bottle 
of vodka." 



A father took his son into the 
family business with great expec- 
tations, only to be disappointed. 
Unfortunately, the day the son was 
told he was to step into his father's 
shoes, dad was wearing loafers. 




The good thing about beginning 
at the bottom is that you always 
have something solid to go back 


A silly young lady named Jean 
Bought a shiny new sewing 

She was quite color-blind 
And half out of her mind. 
Made her wedding gown purple 
and green! 

— John T. Harding 
Coquille, Ore. 


First woman: "Why should I get 
married? I got a dog, and that's 
almost as good as a husband." 

Second woman: "Don't be silly. 
A dog isn't anything like a hus- 

First woman: "Well, my dog is. 
He barks at me in the morning, 
growls at me in the afternoon, and 
wants to go out at night!" 



A tenant was complaining to his 
landlord, "My roof is leaking and 
the rain keeps coming through the 
broken window, causing my floors 
to be flooded. How long is this 
going to continue?" 

The landlord shrugged. "How 
should I know? I'm not a weather- 

"Nancy's Nonsense" 



A car dealer buying a cow from 
a farmer got the following break- 
down similar to the breakdown of 
the "bargain" he received when he 
purchased his automobile: 

One basic cow $200.00 

Two-tone exterior 45.00 

Extra stomach 75.00 

Storage compart- 

dispensing de- 60.00 
Four spigots at 

$10,00 each 40.00 

Genuine cowhide 

upholstery 125.00 

Dual horns 15.00 

Automatic fly 

swatter 35.00 



MAY 1986 


In The News 

Camino Carver 

From Art to Carpentry 

John Taylor's alias is the ' 'Camino Carver. ' ' 
Taylor, a member of Local 2749, Camino, 
Calif., and an employee of Michigan Cali- 
fornia Lumber Co.. has been featured in the 
company newspaper, the local newspaper, 
and on radio. Taylor, carving with a chain 
saw, has progressed from carving his first 
"very amateur" bear to carve many much- 
improved bears, some eagles, and busts of 
local residents. 

Michigan California Lumber Co. has co- 
operated with Taylor's hobby, reports his 
wife Jo Ann. Taylor has bought or salvaged 
much of his wood from the company for his 
five-foot plus creations. 

Lather in Leningrad 

It's a long commute 
from Minneapolis to 
Moscow, but Ken 
Weissenfluth, a Local 
I9()L lather, worked in 
Leningrad for five weeks 
as a part of a seven-man 
crew chosen to restore 
the stucco facade of the 
U.S. Consulate in the 
former capital of Rus- 
sia. He traveled to the 
U.S.S.R. with other 
employees of Donnelly 
Stucco Co., a family-owned firm that's been in Minneapolis for 
three generations. 

Workers were chosen very carefully for this assignment. Not 
only did Donnelly want top-quality craftsmen, they also had to 
gel government travel clearances and work permits. Weissenfluth 
did not know for certain that he was going until the day prior to 
his departure when his work permits had finally been signed. 

The crew had their work cut out for them. The building had to 
be cleaned of many years of grime and soot, but it rained every 
afternoon for the first two weeks on the job, making their efforts 
uncomfortable and less effective. After the cleaning, the crew set 
to restoring the figurines and fancy sculpture on the front, fixing 
the deteriorated plaster, puttying and painting the window frames, 
and caulking the joints. They put in 1 1-hour days, six days a week, 
but since the workers were carefully watched and could only go 
where the government allowed them, the long days didn't keep 
them from much. 

Although the government did restrict their movements, Weis- 
senfluth managed to sightsee a bit, visiting two or three places a 
week, including the gravesite of Peter Tchaikovsky, the great 
Russian composer. Weissenfluth remarked that, according to the 
tour guides, "Russia has the best of everything." (Although 
consulate employees had said that it would have taken the Russian 
workers three years to complete the renovation work that the 
Donnelly crew completed in five weeks.) 

Working in the Soviet Union was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity 
for Weissenfluth, but he was grateful to return to his family and 
the good old U.S.A. "I'm proud to be an American!" he said. 
And he and the other crew members can be proud of their work; 
it can stand before the craftsmen of Eastern Europe and speak 
for the quality and talent of its crew. 

Women have been signing up for UBC apprenticeship and 
training programs for more than two decades, but they're still 
breaking ground in some areas. Local 261, Scranton, Pa., has just 
accepted its first woman, Carol Cancelli, and a northeastern 
Pennsylvania magazine, TEMPO, ran an article about the new 
lady carpenter in a recent issue. 

Cancelli received a degree in commercial art from the Art 
Institute of Pittsburgh, but feels she has found her niche as a 
carpenter. She loves the opportunity to work outdoors, and the 
hard physical work means she doesn't have to worry about keeping 
in shape. 

The 23-year old began her carpentry work with non-union 
companies as a weekend job four years ago. When her studies 
were completed, she found commercial art did not pay well in the 
area, so, to pursue her interest in carpentry, she joined the UBC. 

"I have to work three times as hard ... -to keep proving 
myself," says Cancelli, "I do it because I really enjoy it." What 
better reason is there? 

20-Year Boxing Career 

Dick Topinko's been a name 
in the sports news for over 
20 years now. An 18-year 
member of Local 440, Buf- 
falo, N.Y., Topinko began 
making headlines when he 
won the novice Jr. Welter- 
weight championship in 1965 
after only three months of 
training. Topinko continued 
boxing and was undefeated 
in 10 fights before being 
drafted into the army. In 1967 
Topinko returned, resumed 
his boxing career, and by 
1970 was picked Prospect of 
the Month by Rina Maga- 
zine. A shoulder injury forced 
Topinko to quit boxing in 
1970, ending a career of 50 
fights: 42 wins and only 8 
losses. He still keeps in good 

physical shape. The Lackawanna, N.Y., edition of Front Page 
recently reviewed Topinko's boxing career and noted that he is 
now a professional model as well as a carpenter. 

Memo to My Union Rep Hubby 

I've changed my name to Norma Rae 
So you'd stay home and listen today 
To grievances over lack of pay 
And other injustices along the way. 
And just to show you my bargaining power 
Meet me upstairs in half an hour 

—Cindi Ahmann, Wife of Steve Atimann 
Bus. Rep., Local 2465 Willmar, t^inn. 




A periodic report on the activities 
of UBC Retiree Clubs and the com- 
ings arid goings of individual retirees. 

NCSC Arts Festival 
Invites Union Entries 

The National Council of Senior Citizens 
has announced sponsorship of a "Senior 
Arts Festival" to be held uring the NCSC 
Constitutional Convention, at the Fontaine- 
bleau Hilton, Miami, Fla., July 7-12, 1986. 

The theme of the Festival is "We are the 
20th Century," in recognition of the many 
contributions older Americans have made 
to the growth and progress of this great 
country, and the technological, social, and 
cultural contributions for which the elderly 
are responsible. 

All union retirees are invited to attend the 
Convention and participate in the Arts Fes- 
tival. The National Council of Senior Citi- 
zens is the only organization for the aging 
endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and NCSC works 
closely with international unions to encour- 
age support for legislation of benefit to both 
seniors and workers. NCSC President Jacob 
Clayman says he hopes that the Arts Festival 
will reflect this close alliance between labor 
and retirees. 

"Programs like Social Security and Med- 
icare have been won by the joint efforts of 
organized labor and older Americans," 
Clayman said. "And seniors have helped 
unions by petitioning Congress to end the 
flood of imports that are drowning the jobs 
of American workers. Through plays, pos- 
ters, poems, short stories, and essays, we 
invite all retirees to tell this story of unity — 
one that has made America a better place 
to live." 

For more information on the arts festival, 
and for additional information on the con- 
vention, write to Ken Hoagland, NCSC, 925 
Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Stained Glass Art 
Is Retiree's Hobby 

A 37-year member of Local 17, Bronx, 
N.Y., Floyd Fihppi reads with interest about 
the many hobbies and activities of UBC 
retirees. He's put his carpentry training to 
new use in his hobby of creating stained 
glass art, and is becoming quite adept at the 
techniques. An avid collector of Avon bot- 
tles as well, Filippi is interested in selling or 
swapping pieces of his bottle collection. 

Marcher Retiree Tops in Fund-Raising 

Bob Allen is 78 but that doesn't stop him 
from filling up his calendar with daily obli- 
gations — daily volunteer obligations, that is. 
And the beginning of each year is when he's 
busiest, when its time to collect donations 
for the March of Dimes. 

A member of the Brotherhood for over 40 
years, the Seattle, Wash., Local 64 member 
worked in construction for most of his life. 
Before retirement a decade ago, Allen worked 
for a firm that handled major remodeling 
projects at several hospitals, including Se- 
attle's Children's Orthopedic Hospital. 

"I'd go by the wards and see those kids 
in their cribs, unable to walk, sick year after 
year ... I was going on 68 when I retired 
and decided I'd do some good with the time 
I have left, and I'd do it for kids who couldn't 
help themselves." 

Allen's kept that pledge. For seven years 
he's participated in the annual March of 
Dimes Mothers' March, raising more than 
$10,000 since he started, a total higher than 
any other individual Washington participant 
in the March. He is also one of the oldest 
participants and a recipient of the March of 
Dime's President's Award for Distinguished 
Voluntary Service. 

In addition, Allen works with this fellow 
Kiwanians to help developmentally disabled 
students at an area grade school, and he 
drives a wheelchair-bound student to classes 
at Everett Community College. 


Over 200 Involved Retirees in St. Louis 

Two hundred and eighty-two St. Louis, 
Mo., retirees and spouses maintain an in- 
volvement with the United Brotherhood 
through the activities of Retirees' Club 21. 

During the Christmas season, over 200 of 
the club's members joined a ventriloquist, a 
dance band, Santa Claus, and several local 
union officials for a holiday celebration. 
Santa distributed gifts and candy favors, and 

canned goods were collected for the Salva- 
tion Army. 

Another event the club was involved in 
was an anti-R-T-W rally held on the steps 
of the state capitol in Springfield the day the 
General Assembly opened a new session. A 
crowd of over 4,000 gathered to express 
their opposition to "right-to-work" legisla- 
tion; Retirees' Club 21 had 120 representa- 
tives lending their voices to the group. 

At left, an accordion player entertains the group as the dance band takes a break at the 
St. Louis Retirees' Club Christmas celebration. At right. Santa Claus (Ollie Langhorst, 
executive secretary-treasurer, St. Louis District Council) greets members who've been 
good for goodness' sake. 

MAY 1986 



The Educated Eater 

Perhaps you wonder about the safety of 
propyl gallate. a food additive. Or you want 
to know more about the burgeoning field of 
biotechnology and how it will affect the food 
supply. Maybe you want to know which 
reducing diet is safe for you? 

Answers to these and similar questions 
are given in several recent publications. 

The Complete Eater's Digest and Nutri- 
tion Scoreboard by Michael F. Jacobson. 
Ph.D. (Anchor Press. New York. $9.95. 
Paper) updates and combines two previous 
works. Eater's Digest and Nutrition Score- 

Jacobson is executive director of the Cen- 
ter for Science in the Public Interest and 
one of the country's leading advocates of 
safe, nutritious food. 

Some critics see him as an extremist 
because he prefers apple juice and bran 
muffins to cokes and cookies and soyburgers 
over hamburgers and because he condemns 
potentially harmful additives. 

However. Jacobson's views are not al- 
ways far out. He does not condemn all food 
preservatives, for example. He says calcium 
propionate and sodium propionate — put into 
commercial baked goods to prevent molds 
and bacteria — "are one of the most innoc- 
uous food additives. " 

The calcium propionate contributes cal- 
cium to the diet, he explains, while "pro- 
pionic acid occurs naturally in many foods 
and acts as a natural preservative in Swiss 
cheese . . . Propionate is also formed and 
used as a source of energy when the body 
metabolizes certain fats and amino acids." 


He takes a dim view, however, of the 
sodium nitrite put into processed meats such 
as bacon and hot dogs. This is an additive 
to "avoid." he says, "mainly because it 
combines with substances called amines to 
form nitrosamines which cause cancer." 

Jacobson further urges "that you eat sal- 
ami, bologna, hot dogs, and especially bacon 
rarely or not at all" because "they are 
generally loaded with saturated fat and salt . ' ' 

As for the propyl gallate named above, it, 
too, is an additive to avoid. Used to increase 
the shelf life of fats and oils, it is suspected 
of playing a role in cancer, says Jacobson, 
citing laboratory studies completed in 1981. 

Overall, this volume is a helpful, educa- 
tional reference work. Given today's ever 
controversial and changeable ideas about 
food, however, it's wise to consult several 
sources of information. 

Biotechnology, An Industry Comes of Age 
by Steve Olson ($9.95 by mail from National 
Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, 
N.W., Washington. D.C. 20014). 

In the days and months ahead, you will 
be hearing a lot about biotechnology and the 
changes it promises for food production. 

"Microorganisms might be genetically en- 
gineered that provide nitrogen to important 
crops, greatly reducing the need for fertili- 
zer. Plants might be produced that grow 
faster or in more places or that have larger 
and more nutritious yields," explains Olson 
in this new book. 

But is biotechnology thoroughly safe? Ex- 

perts aren't sure. Some agricultural appli- 
cations might "affect the ecosystem in un- 
anticipated, and possibly detrimental ways," 
cautions author Olson. 

Based largely on a February 1985 confer- 
ence of the National Academy of Sciences 
and covering biotechnology in other fields 
as well as food production, the book com- 
prehensively reports on the status of this 
new research field, the variety of manipu- 
lations it is capable of, activities of govern- 
ment regulators, and more. 

Weight Loss Promotions, a report by the 
Council of Better Business Bureaus and the 
Food and Drug Administration, available 
free from the CBBB, 1 5 1 5 Wilson Boulevard, 
Arlington, VA 22209. 

This 10-page manuscript doesn't mince 
words about the frauds in the weight loss 
market. By all means get a copy if you think 
you have to trim down fast. 

Here you will learn why "quick loss" 
regimens are doomed to long-term failure 
and can be harmful. The report covers dif- 
ferent methods ranging from starch block- 
ers — which FDA deems to be drugs and 
therefore should not be marketed without 
its approval — to bulk producers, grapefruit 
diet pills, and the programs of diet clinics. 

Regarding clinics, the report cautions that 
some "provide legitimate and valuable serv- 
ices . . . however, some clinics use ques- 
tionable methods . . . (such as) injections or 
pills of HCG, human chorionic gonadotro- 

Tips on How To Buy and Store Ice Cream 

Not all ice creams are created equal. Here 
is information to help you select the best ice 
cream for your family: 

Read the Ice Cream Label: 

The government requires that ingredients 
in ice cream be listed on the label. If an 
artificial flavoring is added, il must be stated 
as such. You will see these terms when 
shopping for ice cream: 

• All Natural: This means no artificial 
ingredients are used. No artificial flavors, 
colors, emulsifiers, or stabilizers are used. 

• Artificially Flavored: This means ex- 
actly what it says — something artificial has 
been added for flavor. Depending on ingre- 
dients used for flavoring, ice cream must be 
labeled in one of three ways: 

All natural flavoring — "vanilla ice cream"; 

More natural than artificial flavoring — 
"vanilla flavored ice cream"; 
More artificial than natural flavoring — 
"artificially flavored vanilla ice cream." 

There are many other ingredients that 
prevent an ice cream from being called "all 
natural." It may be the sweeteners or the 
additives that improve the ice cream's tex- 
ture or color. Corn syrup, for one. is not 
considered an "all natural" ingredient, but 
sugar is. 

Looking at the label of an "all natural" 
ice cream, you will see milkfat, nonfat milk, 
sugar, and egg yolks listed. Egg yolks, not 
found in all ice creams are added to enhance 
the ice cream's whipping ability and give the 
ice cream a creamy texture and rich flavor. 

Ingredients listed on naturally flavored ice 

cream labels might include carbo bean and 
guar gums. These are natural vegetable seed 
extracts used in minute quantities to prevent 
formation of coarse ice crystals. 

Storing and Serving Ice Cream: 

Keep ice cream tightly covered in the 
freezer. Never let it melt completely and 
then try to refreeze it. If you do, large coarse 
ice crystals will form which destroy the 
flavor and texture. For optimal flavor, serve 
ice cream when it is slightly soft to the 

After serving, you may wish to press foil 
or plastic wrap over the remaining ice cream 
before reclosing the container, or store the 
carton in a plastic bag to prevent absorption 
of freezer odors. 







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. Tarrytown, N.Y.— Picture No, 1 

Tarrytown, N.Y. — Picture No. 2 


IWembers with 25 or more years of service 
were recently honored by Local 149 at the Bob 
Bucci Memorial Clambake, named in honor of 
the local's recently departed business 
representative of 10 years. 

Picture No. 1 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Harry Stickles, Franz Kirsten Sr. , and 
Matthew Karl. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members Elwin 
Daby, left, with President Gary Omboni and 
Business Representative Garry Playford. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40 year members, from 
left: Sal Pagano, Kenneth Imm, Gus Neilson, 
John CentofantI Sr., Malcolm MacDougall, Gus 
Nelson, Bill Kerr, Gene Fallon, Steve Lazorchak, 
Albert MacDougall, Pete Caimi, George 
Partelow Sr., and Stanley Mruz. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Salvatore Gililiano, George Adams, Frank 
Strick, Carl Swanson, Joe Lanza, Harold 
Schneider, Asa Barnes Sr., Al Gammaratti, and 
Tony Caplia. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, 
kneeling, from left: Harvey Miller, Frank 
Ferraro, Mike Dolcimascola, Henry Gourdine, 
Steve Pinter, Franz Kirstein II, Vincent Placona, 
and Al Ganim. 

Standing, from left: Art Davidson, Ed Nanni, 
Ralph Stelluti, Manny Delrio Jr., John Benvin, 
Bill Scully, Carl Schmid, August Ortmann, Gabe 
Galletto, and Phil Goodrich. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Mike Lorenz, Paul Nadeau, John Centofanti 
Jr., Jim Romine, Antonio Armesto, Ed Ward, 
Dave Tolib, Rudy Reiman, Dave DeSousa, 
Pasquale Finnelli, John Vlacancich, Merv 
Verpermann, and Tony De Sousa. 

Tarrytown, N.Y.— Picture No. 6 

MAY 1986 




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San Bruno, Caiif. — Picture No. 1 

San Bruno, Calif.— Picture No. 2 

San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 3 

San Bruno, Calif. — Picture No. 4 


Local 848 recently field its "Old Timers" pin 
party tionoring members with 25 or more years 
of service to tfie Brothertiood. Ttie year 1985 
also marked tfie 75tf) anniversary of Local 484, 
organized l\/Iarch 28, 1910. A fine time was fiad 
by all at a dinner dance with music provided by 
the Tommy Donate Trio. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
seated, from left: John A. Gustafson, business 
agent and financial secretary; James Ellis; 
James Jones; and William Achziger. 

Standing, from left: Trinidad Ruiz; Bruno 
Alpi; William fVlacreadie; Charles Taylor; John 
Roylance, recording secretary; Jacl< Williams; 
William Scroeder; and Hubert Myers. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
seated, from left: Eli Premenl(o, Wilfred Gerrits, 
and Carl Young. 

Standing, from left: Peter Kpocrak; Donald 
Richman; W. T. Ponder; LeRoy Sutherlund; 
William Lovingood, treasurer; Joe Grisby, Bay 
DC of Carpenters; and Ken Marsh. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
kneeling, from left: Victor Copan, Sherman 
Sabel. and Richard McKay. 

Sitting, from left: Roy David, Leiand 
Micheletti, Raymond Giusti, Joseph Halter, 
Norman Luchsinger, Ed Drummond, and 
William Schroeder. 

Standing, from left: Tom Spellman, trustee; 
Grisby, Bay County DC; Harold Maffei; Jack 
Linneman; Atilio Agresti; Louis Felarski; Harold 
Lucas; Donald Hennessey; Albert Bertetta; Leon 
Caujolle; Dominic Fistolera; Charlie Rocco; Larry 
Schindler; Mac Hum; Leon Bondonno; and 
Albert Herminghaus, 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Lonnie Higgins and Arthur Patrick. 

Picture No, 5 shows 45-year member Nello 
Ciucci, center, being congratulated by Joe 
Grisby. Bay County DC of Carpenters, left, and 
Anthony Ramos, executive secretary California 


Members with 25 and 50 years of service to 
the Brotherhood were awarded pins at Local 
54's annual Christmas party. 

Pictured are 25-year members, seated, from 
left: Ferdinand Fabsits, William Sonka, Edward 
Mikos, and Frank Knapczyk. 

Standing are, from left: Kenneth Mocarski, 
financial secretary; Martin Umlauf, business 
manager; Robert Lid, president; and Eugene 
Dzialo, business agent. 

Other members receiving their pins were 25- 
year members Michael Biskup, William 
Campbell, George DeVito Jr., Paul Domolky. 
Edward Fuhrmann, Frank Murawski, Hartwig 
Naliwko, Bruno Rosch. and Joseph 
Rothenberger; and 50-year members Arden 
Dewsnap, George Hansen, and Frank 
Zahrobsky, whose grandson, Wayne, received, 
his journeyman certificate at the same 
Christmas party. 

State Council of Carpenters, right. 

Picture No. 6 shows 55-year member Archie 
McDonnell, right, with Business Rep. and 
Financial Secretary Gustafson. 

Picture No. 7 shows 60-year member August 
Erickson, right, also with Gustafson. 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — Picture No. 1 


Local 514 President Richard Klinl< presented 
service pins to members of longstanding 
service at a recent local meeting. 

Picture No. 1 shows 50-year member Ronald 
Littleton, left, receiving congratulations from 
Edw/ard Blazejewski Sr., business representative 
of the Keystone District Council of Carpenters. 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members, 
seated, from left: David Jones, Dominick 
Recine, Ivan Covert, Charles Rupert, and 
Maurice Kresge. 

Standing, from left: John Okal, Herman 
Hildebrand, Ilio Maurizi, Alfred Ninotti, and 
James Parry. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: Joseph Salano, IVIichael 
Duda, Norman Cooper, Nelson Spaide, and 
John Raggi. 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — Picture No. 5 

Standing, from left: Victor Nienus, William 
Kozey, Michael Levy, and John Helfrich. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, 
seated, from left: Michael Mirsola, Joseph 
Baluta, Lloyd Jennings, Frank Drost, and 
Michael Lombardo. 

Standing, from left: Carl Youngblood, 
Vladimir Dutko, William Ide, Charles Wheeler, 
William Unvarsky, and Paul Condurso. 

Picture No 5 shows 30-year members, 
seated, from left: Harold Moss, Donald Purvin, 
and George Zarychta. 

Standing, from left: Charles Makarewicz and 
Frank Suscavage. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, 
seated, from left: Angelo Guiliano, Donald 
McHale, Guy Acierno, and Edward Blazejewski 

Standing, from left: Edward Glue, Joseph 
Kashuba, and Eugene Sivilich. 

Picture No. 7 shows 20-year members, 
seated, from left: Joseph Janora, Richard 


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Leo T. Kubisiak Sr.'s fame has spread 
beyond his city limits to at least 13 Wisconsin 
counties. Kubisiak recently received his 65-year 
pin from Local 820. Soon after, Financial 
Secretary Mark Erickson learned that Kubisiak, 
born April 1898, initiated August 1920, holds 
the longest continuous membership card in the 
Wisconsin River Valley District. 

Pictured is Kubisiak with pin in hand and his 
wife Sophia on his arm. 

Mogavero, Joseph Swartz, and Edward 

Standing, from left: Raymond DIuzeski, Karl 
Kaminski, Leo Carr, William Sennett, and Jerry 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.— Picture No. 6 
MAY 1986 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.— Picture No. 7 


Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 1 

Phoenix, Ariz.— Picture No. 2 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 5 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 3 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 4 


At its annual pin presentation ceremony, 
Local 1089 honored members with 25 to 70 
years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows Jack Greene, executive 
secretary-treasurer of the Arizona State District 
Council, left, who presented retired financial 
secretary Jerry Hofman, center, with his 50- 
year pin; and Robert Boggs, business 
representative and financial secretary, right, 
with his 25-year pin. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 

left: H. Rocky Shackelford and Carl Diamond. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Elmer Stewart, Pete Krawchuk, 
J. R. Weigle, Nick Gallegos, Kurt Tadewald, 
and Jack Mitchell. 

Middle row, from left: Lonnie Hopper, 
William Archer, Harold McCombs, Carwin 
"Buck" Rogers, and M. A. McCarty. 

Back row, from left: Ray Chavez, Jack 
Nelson, and Francis Jackson. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: George Hester, George 
Patschke, Robert Eager, Roy Longshore, Fred 

Long, and Welborn Parker. 

Middle row, from left: James B. Porter, 
Alfred Sutton, and Manuel Maldonado. 

Back row, from left: Fred C. Bailey, Harold 
Baldwin, and Fayburn Johnson. 

Picture No. 5 
shows 45-year 
members, from left: 
Ellsworth J. Purdy 
and Wesley Edwards. 

Picture No.6 
shows 70-year 
member Albert 
Golder. Picture No. 6 

Tacoma, Wash. 

Columbia, S.C. 


Members of Local 1778 recently received 
pins to honor their years of service to the 

Pictured seated are, from left: James Tart, 
23 years: K. W. Monville, 20 years; Milford 
Ward, 25 years; and Sam Mouzou, 20 years. 

Standing, from left: Financial Secretary and 
Business Representative F. R. Snow, 33 years; 
D. C. Hammack, 35 years; Frank Wojack, 21 
years; R. D. Hood, 20 years; B. E. Sish. 20 
years; and Marvin Miles, 20 years 

The "Service To The Brother- 
hood" section gives recognition 
to United Brotherhood members 
with 20 or more years of service. 
Please identify photographs 
clearly— prints can be black and 
white or color— and send material 
to CARPENTER magazine, 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20001 


Local 2633 recently celebrated its 50th 
anniversary with a pin presentation for 50-year 

Pictured are, from left: Mike Wargo, Frank 
Sidorski, John Sader, Mike Rutz, Rueben 
Larson, and Ludvig Haugland. Members also 
receiving 50-year pins but not present for the 
photo were George Baron, Floyd Deland, Tillie 
Grout, Ralph Johnson, Frank Junntti, Ed Miller, 
Leo Simpson, and Stan Vlastel. Seventh District 
Board Member H. Paul Johnson was on hand 
for the momentous occasion and presented 
pins to the members. 



The following list of 394 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $687,698.95 death claims paid in February 1986; (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of members 

Local Union. City 

5 St. Louis, MO — Alexander Dryton, Frank Gratis. 
Sr., Irene Roesch (s), William F. Kaltenborn. 

6 Hudson County, NJ — Haiman Rockoff, Melvin Scott. 
Rudolph Wolf. 

7 Minneapolis, MN — Audrey Y. Fiedler (s). Maijorie 

A. Johnson (s). Peter Sandin. 

8 Philadelphia, PA — Gordon Evans, Thomas H. F. 

9 Buffalo, NY — John E. Cheslow, Margaret Becker 
(s). William Wincheser. 

10 Chicago, IL — Adoiphus Williams. Patricia E. Gillis- 
pie (s). 

11 Cleveland, OH— Clyde J. Kersten. Edward N. Mer- 
cier. Sr., Louis Marcus Kettel. 

12 Syracuse, NY — Arthur Walters. Bruce W. Mann. 
John H. Breece. Thomas Barone. 

15 Hackensack, NJ — Alexander J. Giannotti. Charles 

B. Anthony, John Cell, Phillip R. Furman. 
18 Hamilton, Ont., CAN.— Ruth Pringle (s). 

22 San Francisco, CA — Catherine E. Steinauer (s). 

27 Toronto, Ont., CAN— Antonio Rosati. 

33 Boston, MA — Alfred Zaffini. Michael F. Sweeney. 

35 San Rafael, CA— Samuel Riboli. 

36 Oakland, CA — Edward C. Brunson. Evelyn Petty 
(s). Everett Pierson, Mallory Todd, Jr. 

48 Filchburg, MA— Stanley Herbeck. 

54 Chicago, IL — Joseph Hlavacek, Louis Grieger, Os- 
car Madtsen. 

55 Denver, CO — Charles E. Zimmer. Donald Jarrett, 
Stanley Bergman. 

60 Indianapolis, IN — Thelma G. Behrens (s). 

69 Canton, OH — Antonio Logozzo. 

74 Chattanooga, TN— Clyde Walter Massey, John B. 

80 Chicago, IL — Billie Johnson (s), Edward J. Pitra, 

Freeman H. Blough. 
83 Halifax N.S., CAN — Clarence Eugene Fisher. 
87 St. Paul, MN— Albert Lamolte. Carl R. Lindquist, 

Eric Mattson, Lloyd Butenhoff. Peter N. Latuff. 

89 Mobile, AL — Emmitl Earl Fleming. George Richard 
Richardson, Nolan B. Thomas. 

90 Evansville, IN — Henry F. Kuhlman, Marilyn J. Kifer 
(s), Oswald Roth. 

91 Racine, WI— John Masik. 

93 Ottawa, Ont., CAN— Edward Leeder. 

94 Providence, RI — Anders Andersen. 

101 Baltimore, MD— Edward I. Dunigan. Estelle S. Bir- 
kelien (s). 

102 Oakland, CA — Arthur James Tennier, Elmer D. 
Sullivan, Fred Alexander Evans. 

103 Birmingham, AL — Clarence M. Wilson. 

104 Dayton, OH— Ruth A. Campbell (s). 

105 Cleveland, OH— George L. Rinehart. 

106 Des Moines, lA — Craig L. Hollingworth. 

108 Springfield, MA— Horace P. Biondi. Merle Ruth 
Ekiund (s). 

114 East Detroit, MI— Arthur C. Linteau. Fred Schin- 

116 Bay City, Ml— Louis H. Serum. 

118 Detroit, MI— Donald F. Champagne. John E. 
McLellan, John Harry Moyer. Joseph Noble. Law- 
rence C. Samp, MackL. Johnson, Peter Westerlund. 

124 Passaic, NJ — Cornielus Maas II, John Meyer. Leo- 
pold StidI, Jr., Oswald A. Krause. 

131 Seattle, WA— Everett A. Thomas. 

132 Washington, DC — Amelia Ann Long (s). Raymond 
D. Albrite, Thomas Eligia Gilliam. 

133 Terre Haute, IN — Lois Johnson (s). Ray W. Tennis. 
135 New York, NY— Andrew Dobush, Celia Moll (s). 

Samuel Nozick. 
141 Chicago, II^Elmer C. Lindholm, Jack Marsh Bell. 

Nils E. Holgerson. 
144 Macon, GA — Augustus Thomas Edwards, James F. 

149 Tarrytown, NY— Frank Cristello. 
161 Kenosha, WI — Magdalene Packard (s). 
168 Kansas City, KS— Lloyd E. Stevenson. 
171 Youngstown, OH — Warren E. Major. 

181 Chicago, IL — Holger J. Mortensen. Paul S. Nielsen. 

182 Cleveland, OH— Karl Voll, Stephen J. Phillips. 
191 York, PA— Ray W. Werner. 

198 Dallas, TX— Caton B. Roberts, Clyde John Reddell, 
Reed S. Bartlett. Virginia Bailey (s). 

199 Chicago, IL — Anna Linnea Bergstrom (s). Ruth V. 
Bootman (s). 

200 Columbus, OH— Clinton Orr, Harold C. Nelson. 
Lois G. Formyduval (s). 

201 Wichita, KS— Teresa R. Foulk (s). 

203 Poughkeepsie, NY — Doris E. Mostaccio (s). 
210 Stamford, CT— John W. Scolield. 
230 Pittsburgh, PA— Glenn P. Davis. 
232 Fort Wayne, IN — Clarence Hormann. 
242 Chicago, IL — Cecil Randolph MacDonald, Donald 
J. Marta. 

246 New York, NY— Amelia Ubertini (s). 

247 Portland, OR— Arlene H. MacKinnon (s), Frank 
Jarvis, Grace Weitzel (s). Henry Legler. John P. 

254 Cleveland, OH — Raymond Doyle. 

257 New York, NY— Isaac Sheps. 

261 Scranton, PA — Samuel L. Moon. 

262 San Jose, CA — Paul Lee Bruton. 

264 Milwaukee, WI— Chris