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January 1987 

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 

Founded 1881 




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


Patrick J. Campbell 

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


Sigurd Lucassen 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


John Pruitt 

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, Thomas Hanahan 

9575 West Higgins Road 

Suite 304 

Rosetnont, Illinois 60018 

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

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

Sixth District, Dean Scoter 
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 Carritihers 
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 
Peter Terzick, General Treasurer Emeritus 
Charles E. Nichols, General Treasurer Emeritus 

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

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Undocumented Workers Take Davis-Bacon Jobs 2 

Rewarding Our Friends CLIC Report 4 

A Great Election, But John Perkins 5 

Legislative Agenda for 1987 Bob McGlotten 5 

Safety and Healtli: Action in tfie 99tli Congress 6 

The Burning Question; How IVIuch Will Be Union? 7 

UBC, Other Crafts Protest Toyota's Plan 9 

American Express Nonunion Construction '. . . . 10 

Continued L-P Campaign Efforts in 1987 10 

Nationwide Effort for 'Blueprint for Cure' 11 

Labor, Management Against R-T-W in Oklahoma 13 

Reports from Quebec 15 

Chicago IVIembers Install Trade Show Exhibits 24 

Employers to Tough Out 1987 Negotiations 25 

Ontario Commission Denies Pension Withdrawals 25 


Washington Report 12 

Ottawa Report 14 

Labor News Roundup 16 

Local Union News 17 

Members in the News 19 

Apprenticeship and Training 23 

We Congratulate 26 

Consumer Clipboard: Administering Medicine 28 

Retirees Notebook 29 

Plane Gossip 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

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 ol Carpenters 
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Our January cover is both scenic and 
symbolic. On the one hand, it shows 
nature in its rugged splendor along the 
South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Ari- 
zona. On the other, it portrays the des- 
olation of a region of the United States 
which is now suffering high unemploy- 
ment — over 10% in some areas. It also 
is an introduction to our lead article in 
this issue of Carpenter, which describes 
the inroads of alien, undocumented 
workers in the job markets of the South- 

Our view of the Grand Canyon is from 
Mather Point, the most popular tourist 
lookout spot along the South Rim. Even 
here unemployment is evident. Young 
Indians from nearby reservations spread 
trinkets on blankets, hoping to sell them 
at any price to passing tourists. They run 
for cover when park rangers arrive, since 
they are breaking rules against vending 
in a national park. 

Unemployment in Arizona rose from 
6.5% in September 1985 to 6.9% in Sep- 
tember 1986. In New Mexico unemploy- 
ment stood at 8.4% in September 1985; 
it rose to 9% last September. The State 
of Texas, meanwhile, had an overall 
unemployment in 1985 of 7.2%; it now 
is at 9.1% because of the continuing 
recession in the petroleum industry. 

This month, snow blankets much of 
the region's scenic beauty, but there is 
the promise of another spring. Hope for 
better days pervades the thoughts of 
Southwesterners as we begin a new 
year. — Photo by E. Cooper for H. Arm- 
strong Roberts 

Printed in U.S.A. 

and hovels 
of Mexicans 
line the hillside 
in Cuidad Juarez, 
at left. The Rio 
Grande River, 
which can 
be waded, 
the fore- 

Undocumented Workers 
Take Davis-Bacon 
Jobs in El Paso, Texas 

Blue license plates from Juarez 
surround construction sites 
at Fort Bliss, Biggs Field, other 
federally-supported installations. 
Alien workers converge on many other 
towns in four Southwest states. 
While the Immigration Law is new, 
Davis-Bacon has been around for 
40 years. It must be enforced! 

Every morning their cars and trucks 
line up at the bridge on the Juarez side 
of the Rio Grande, and the U.S. Border 
Patrol waves them through into El Paso 
— hundreds, sometimes thousands, of 
Mexican workers and Central American 
refugees looking for jobs or holding 
down regular jobs without the required 
green temporary-worker cards. 

The line gets so long at the bridge 
that many Mexicans simply wade the 
river and crawl through holes in the 
fence at the international border. 

It' s cheaper for them to live in Mexico 
and work in the United States, and the 
understaffed U.S. Border Patrol is lim- 
ited in what it can do to stop the daily 
flood. Border Patrol leaders expect that 
it will be several months before the new 
U.S. Immigration Law takes effect, and 
even then, more border security than 
the law allows will be called for. 

A beefed-up Border Patrol is sorely 
needed. The lower Rio Grande Valley — 
the area stretching from McAUen to 
Edinburg to Mission, Tex., already has 
the highest unemployment rate in the 
United States: 19.9%. 

To fight the inroads of illegal aliens, 

Below, left: Mexican license plates are on many of the cars and pickup trucks which line the parking area in El 
Paso at the new sergeant-majors academy at Biggs Field — another Corps of Engineers project, this one with R.D. 
Lowman as general contractor. • Below right: A Davis-Bacon miUtary housing project at Biggs Field, Fort Bliss, 
Tex. Laborers from Mexico are installing the flashing. 


A truck belonging to a Mexican demolition con- 
tractor, Servicio Particular, at a U.S. Corps of 
Engineers construction project at Fort Bliss, El 
Paso. Gourdan and Nobles was the general con- 

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These are the main pressure points along the U.S.-Mexican border. Every 
Mexican town along this 2,000-mile border has its share of former U.S. jobs. 

leaders of UBC Local 1245, El Paso, 
and the city's Sheet Metal Workers 
local union met on December 9 with 
Border Patrol officials to discuss the 
situation and see what can be done. 

Under the new immigration law passed 
by the 99th Congress, employers, even 
those with just a few employees, are 
forbidden to knowingly hire illegal al- 
iens. However, enforcement does not 
begin until after a six-month grace pe- 
riod, and first offenses won't be subject 
to penalities for another six months. 
After that, employers must keep rec- 
ords verifying that they saw certain 
documents from job applicants, such as 
a birth certificate, driver's license, or 
passport. They aren't required, how- 
ever to check the documents' authen- 

Meanwhile, construction contractors 
along the Mexican border are breaking 
that law every day, and, in many cases, 
breaking two . . . breaking the Davis- 
Bacon Prevailing Wage Law as well. 

Labor representatives recently ac- 
companied a Swedish television crew 
around El Paso, as it filmed evidence 
of undocumented workers in U.S. jobs. 

The Swedish technicians were amazed 
at the laxity of guards at the gates of 
various U.S. military installations. It 
was easy for the foreign- newsmen to 
move onto each base unquestioned and 
see how Mexican workers can drive to 
and from construction jobs on the mil- 
itary installations without being asked 
to identify themselves. Foreign news 
media, conscious of terrorist activity in 
Europe, commented on the easy access 
to U.S. defense facilities. 

Adding to the problems at the Mex- 
ican border are the runaway jobs being 
transferred from U.S. to Mexican 
communities under the so-called Ma- 
quiladora ("golden mills") program, 
whereby U.S. firms set up tax-free 
manufacturing and assembly plants 
in cheap-labor areas of Mexico to 
avoid unionization. (Editor's Note: 

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on Page 9 of the December 1986 f 
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The amnesty provision of the new 
immigration law allows illegal aliens 
who came to the U.S. before Jan. 1, 

Continued on Page 27 

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Below, left: An automobile with Chihuahua, Mexico, plates, belonging to a construction worker employed at 
DelValle High School, El Paso — a local Davis-Bacon project. • Below, center: This automobile has a Mexican 
license plate. It's owned by a construction worker employed by R.D. Lowman at Biggs Field, another U.S. military 
installation. * Below, right: Private nursing facilities, with Mexican vehicles in the foreground. 



A report on political action during 1986 by ffte 
Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee. 

The United Brotherhood's General Offices sit on 
the Senate side of the Capitol. This year, the view 
to that marble and stone wing will be a whole lot 
friendlier, thanks to the work and contributions of 
UBC members. 

The U.S. Senate and all its committees and sub- 
committees will be controlled by the Democrats 
starting in 1987. Edward Kennedy, a true friend of 
labor, will chair the Senate Labor and Human Re- 
sources Committee, where our enemy Orrin Hatch 
has been presiding. The UBC was deep in the fight 
for control of the Senate, and every member who 
gave to the Carpenters Legislative Improvement 
Committee, who volunteered in a campaign, and who 
cast a vote shares in the victory. 

The UBC contributed to the campaigns of old 
friends, and those we plan to have as new friends in 
Congress. CLIC funds went to 30 Senate races, of 
which we won 23. CLIC also supported the efforts 
of 293 House of Representatives hopefuls, where 241 
were winners. 

In the hard races, critical to control of the Senate, 
the UBC had the funds to give the maximum contri- 
bution allowed by federal law. Candidates Shelby in 
Alabama, Wirth in Colorado, Graham in Florida, 
Fowler in Georgia, Mikulski in Maryland, Sanford in 
North Carolina, Conrad in North Dakota, Reid in 
Nevada, Daschle in South Dakota, and Adams in 
Washington will be going to the Senate this year 
thanks to the CLIC contributions of thousands of 
UBC members. 

But the money we gave is only part of the story 
of the UBC's rising political power. Political action 
by members volunteering in campaigns throughout 
the country was a major factor in our success. Friends 
of labor need money for campaigns, but they need 
good organizers and workers too. UBC locals, state, 
and district councils supplied hundreds of experi- 
enced volunteers. 

A union organizing campaign is similar in many 
ways to a get-out-the vote drive, and UBC members 
were able to use their organizing skills to good 
advantage as political activists. "Every millwright in 
the State of Nevada was registered to vote, and we 
made sure to get out our absentee ballots," said Al 
Benedetti of Local 1827, Las Vegas, Nev. Carpenters 
and millwrights in Nevada ran phone banks, walked 
precincts, and put up lawn signs to ensure Harry 
Reid's victory as the new senator from Nevada. 

In California, Carpenters joined with other labor 
and minority voter networks in a get-out-the vote 
effort that was credited with turning out 166,000 

Democrats who would not have voted otherwise. 
This drive was a key factor in returning Alan Cranston 
to the Senate. 

Brock Adams was actively supported by UBC 
locals which "kept a steady barrage on the members 
about the need for a change in their senator," ac- 
cording to Jim Kerlee of the Washington State Coun- 
cil. Members received special mailings, and heavy 
emphasis was placed on registering and getting out 
the vote. 

Along with the national races, UBC members 
participated in hundreds of local campaigns and 
referenda efforts. It is members' political involvement 
at all levels of government that is giving the UBC 
the strength to promote work-producing legislative 
goals. Congratulations to the winning candidates, and 
most of all to the UBC members who helped make 
them winners. 

CLIC is gearing up for the 1988 elections. Hope- 
fully, we will make further gains in the Congress and 
help elect a friend in the White House. To bring 
these goals into reality, CLIC needs the financial 
support of our UBC membership. If you have not 
contributed to CLIC, but want to help, your contri- 
bution would be appreciated. Only personal checks 
or money orders will be accepted. No local union 
funds can be used. 

The UBC Executive Board thanks you for your 
continued support. 

The United Brotherhood's political action group is the Carpenters 
Legislative Improvement Committee, known familiarly as CLIC. 
More financial support of CLIC is needed in the year ahead. 


Yes, I want to help! 

Here is my contribution to the Carpenters Legislative 

Improvement Committee. I know my participation 


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LU. No.. 

We're required by law to request this information: 



Make checks payable to: 


101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, DC 20001 

Contributions to CLIC are voluntary and are not a condition of 
membership in the UBC or of employment with any employer. Members 
may refuse to contribute without any reprisal. Contributions will be used 
for political purposes including the support of candidates for federal 
office. CLIC does not solicit contributions from persons other than UBC 
members and their immediate families. Contributions from other persons 
will be returned. 



... but where were the voters? 


Director, AFL-CIO Committee 
on Political Education 

UBC members and the trade union movement at large can take 
pride and satisfaction in tlie results of the November 4 general 
elections — pride in our contribution through political programs to 
victories by 66% of all labor-endorsed candidates for the U.S. 
House and Senate, and for governorships; satisfaction that these 
victories will lead to better legislation for ourselves, our families, 
and our nation. 

The figures speak for themselves: We helped take control of 
the U.S. Senate out of the hands of anti-union ultra-conservatives 
by helping to make possible a net gain of eight friends of labor 
and the working population. The incoming Senate will be 55-45 
Democratic, a dramatic shift from the present 53-47 Republican 
margin. We helped to increase a slightly pro-worker, pro-union 
control of the U.S. House. We also helped to limit conservative 
gubernatorial gains. 

Nothing to complain about . . . right? Wrong. 

The fact is, it was a great victory . . . but: 

Only 37% of all eligible citizens voted on Election Day, Novem- 
ber 4. 

Only about 50% of all eligible union members went to the polls. 
(The years of effort by labor's political programs add up to a 
higher turnout among unionists.) 

The other side of the coin of this 50% union member turnout is 
that 50% of union members "went fishing." We hope that, among 
UBC members, voting exceeded 50% by a huge margin. We have 
no figures from which to judge. 

But a few words to those who didn't vote: 

• Our right to vote freely and secretly is a right enjoyed by less 
than 25% of the world's people. Because it is so rare, it Is precious 
and should be used. 

• Our right to vote freely and secretly is the foundation of our 
democracy. It is what most distinguishes a free people from a 
people not free, a democratic society from a totalitarian state. 
Because it is the basis of democracy, it should be cherished and 
it should be used. Like muscles, your voting franchise needs 

• From a purely selfish point of view, election results could have 
been even better November 4 if union members who "went fishing" 
had gone to the polls instead. In New York's 27th Congressional 
District, labor's endorsed U.S. House candidate lost by only 511 
votes. In Indiana's Third District, our endorsed candidate lost by 
just 66 votes, and in Minnesota's Seventh District, our candidate 
was beaten by a mere 121 votes (both pending a late recount). In 
North Carolina's Sixth District, we fell short by 82 votes. 

There were a lot of other cliff-hangers November 4 that went 
against labor-supported candidates by a small number of votes. 
How many of them could have been elected if just a few more 
union members turned out? 

One of the beautiful things about elections is there's always 
another one coming along. A lot of communities will have municipal 
elections in 1987. And, not far down the road, is 1988 and 
presidential and congressional elections. 

To those of you who voted in the last election, who participated 
in the democratic process, a commendation. To those who didn't 
go to the polls, let's resolve now to get there next time. There are 
few trips more important than the one to the polling place. 

. . . what to expect in 1987 

Report from the 

AFL-CIO Legislative Committee to 

the UBC Legislative Department. 


AFL-CIO Legislative Director 

Now that the election battles have all been decided, many in 
Washington have begun to settle down to the task of assessing 
the accomplishments of the 99th Congress and planning new 
legislative campaigns for the coming year. 

Many issues of concern to working Americans were the focus 
of congressional attention during 1986. Some of these legislative 
initiatives, including tax reform, immigration reform, strengthening 
of Superfund and other environmental protections, an anti-drug 
program, sanctions against South Africa, and the elimination of a 
mandatory retirement for most workers, were only resolved during 
the last frantic weeks of the session. 

On each of the key fights that we won in 1986 — including the 
derailment of Reagan's proposed tax of employee benefits and the 
defeat of the Hobbs Act — concerted grass-roots lobbying by CLIC 
and union members made the difference. 

However, a number of important AFL-CIO supported legislative 
issues were not passed into law and are expected to reappear 
during the 100th Congress. The most notable of these — trade 
reform — will be high on Congress' 1987 agenda, according to both 
Senate Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd and the new House 
Speaker, Jim Wright. The Omnibus Trade Bill of 1986, like 
legislation which restricted the use of polygraphs by private 
employers and the Double-Breasting bill, passed in the House but 
did not make it through the Republican-controlled Senate. 

Although the new Democratic majority in the Senate should 
facihtate the passage of some of labor's legislative agenda for 
1987, future support for labor issues can by no means be taken 
for granted. It was a Democratic-controlled House which failed 
to override the presidential veto of the Textile and Apparel Trade 
Act and that rejected a bill which directed the Administration to 
re-hire 1,000 of the fired PATCO air-traffic controllers. 

Despite a friendlier Congress, new attacks on existing labor 
legislation, especially efforts to undermine the Davis-Bacon and 
Service Contract Acts, are expected to be serious threats next 
year. Your contact with your elected representatives will be just 
as vital to the outcome of these battles during the 100th Congress 
as they were during the 99th. 

Our legislative issues of interest to the Building Trades which 
the new Congress will take under consideration are: federal tax 
deductions of construction workers' travel expenses, which did 
not make it onto the House or Senate floor this year; a bill to curb 
double-breasted contracting, which passed in the House but not 
in the Senate; allocations and labor protections for the Highway/ 
Mass Transit bill, which will be one of the first items considered 
next year; and allocations for construction of federally-funded 
housing projects which this year, despite labor's best lobbying 
efforts and the increasing number of homeless in America, were 
diverted by the Reagan Administration to be used exclusively for 

The same budget constraints which hampered the 99th Congress 
will be in effect during 1987; the same anti-labor forces will be 
working against us. Your personal involvement in the legislative 
battles to protect your rights, benefits, and your health and safety 
will be needed as much as ever; 1987 will be a challenge for us 


Health and Safety on the Hill 

What we got from the 99th Congress . . . What's left to do in the 100th 

The 99th Congress took two steps forward 
and one step back in the area of job safety 
and heahh. Two major bills were passed 
which included important job safety and 
health protections: Superfund legislation and 
the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response 
Act. Two other bills died in committee: a 
bill containing protections for workers han- 
dling pesticides and the High Risk Notifi- 
cation Bill, a top priority for labor. These 
will be reintroduced in the new Congress 
convening this month. 

What We Gained 

Superfund — Just before it ended, the 
99th Congress reauthorized Superfund leg- 
islation to help clean up the nation's toxic 
waste sites. President Reagan signed it under 
threat of a Congressional veto override. The 
bill increased fivefold the amount to be spent 
on the cleanup to $9 billion and mandates 
375 cleanups be started over the next five 
years. It sets standards for cleanup, allows 
citizens to sue for violations of the law, 
begins a program to clean up leaking under- 
ground storage tanks, and requires compa- 
nies to keep inventories of the chemicals 
they have and report emissions of wastes to 
the EPA. There were three important job 
safety aspects to the bill: a community Right- 
to-Know section, new OSHA standards for 
hazardous waste work, and money to train 
cleanup workers in job safety and health. 

The OSHA Hazard Communication 
Standard, which went into effect last May 
in most manufacturing plants, requires com- 
panies to keep Material Safety Data Sheets, 
which describe the hazards of chemicals in 
the workplace, and make them available to 
workers. This regulation was created, in 
part, to head off a movement by states and 
cities to pass laws giving workers the right 
to know the hazards of the chemicals they 
work with. The state laws went even farther, 
though, extending this right to industries 
other than manufacturing (such as construc- 
tion) and to the local community. The courts 
have ruled that, in general, the state laws 
are only pre-empted by the federal law in 
the manufacturing industry, where the fed- 
eral law applies. OSHA intends to extend 
the federal law to other industries this year, 
as a result of another court decision requiring 
them to do so. But OSHA does not have 
authority to expand the law outside the 
workplace. That is EPA's jurisdiction. The 
Superfund legislation now mandates that the 
information employers must keep on haz- 
ardous chemicals in their workplace be made 
available to the surrounding community. 
These rights now extend beyond the states 
that have their own community Right-to- 
Know laws. Companies must submit their 
chemical lists to local emergency planning 
committees for public access. 

The Superfund bill also requires that OSHA 
enact new standards to protect hazardous 
waste workers. The standards must include, 
at a minimum: a formal site analysis and 

worker protection plan, medical exams for 
workers, protective equipment require- 
ments, engineering control requirements to 
minimize exposure, exposure limits and 
monitoring, training programs, work prac- 
tices for handling wastes, decontamination 
procedures, emergency response require- 
ments, and new technology programs to 
improve worker protection. OSHA was re- 
quired to issue interim standards in Decem- 
ber 1986 and final rules by next October. 

Lastly, the Superfund bill set aside $10 
million per year over the next five years for 
training of workers doing hazardous waste 
removal or containment or emergency re- 
sponse. The money will be awarded as grants 
to nonprofit groups with experience in worker 
safety and health training who can do out- 
reach to hazardous waste workers. A request 
for grant proposals should be made shortly. 

Asbestos Bill — The Asbestos Hazard 
Emergency Response Act of 1986 was passed 
because of the growing concern about as- 
bestos hazards in schools and other build- 
ings. While EPA has an aggressive Asbestos 
Action Program doing outreach and provid- 
ing information and guidelines to the public, 
they have thus far refused to publish rules 
requiring asbestos cleanups and control. De- 
spite lawsuits and pressure from unions, 
EPA rules only require that schools inspect 
their facilities and notify parents and teach- 
ers that asbestos is present. EPA refused to 
establish definitions of what should be con- 
sidered hazardous, thereby avoiding correc- 
tive measures. 

Under this new law, however, EPA must 
publish proposed rules within six months 
and final rules within a year covering the 
following areas: 

• Proper procedures for building inspec- 
tions for asbestos 

• Triggers for determining when correc- 
tive action is needed 

• Proper methods for abating the hazard 

• Periodic inspection and operation and 
maintenance procedures until asbestos 
is removed 

• Transportation and disposal of asbestos 

• Written asbestos management plans for 
each school which are reviewed by the 

These rules apply only to asbestos hazards 
in schools. Schools have between one and 
two years to comply with the rules once 
they are finalized. EPA must also do a study 
of the asbestos problem in all public buildings 
by October, report to Congress on the prob- 
lem of contractors and schools obtaining 
liability insurance by October 1990, and 
provide financial assistance to states or 
schools to inspect and prepare management 

In addition persons who must inspect for 
asbestos, prepare management plans, or de- 
sign or conduct corrective measures have to 
be accredited by the state or take EPA- 
approved training courses. 

What We lost 

Two bills containing health safety provi- 
sions never made it through the last Congress 
and will likely be top priorities in the next 

FIFRA — In the early 1970s Congress passed 
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Ro- 
denticide Act, the law governing the use and 
handling of the nation's pesticides. After 
two years of negotiations and 14 years of 
stalemate. Congress overwhelmingly passed 
the FIFRA Reform Act to strengthen and 
improve the law. This carefully crafted com- 
promise was supported by chemical com- 
panies, environmental groups, consumer 
groups, the American Farm Bureau, and the 
labor movement. With regard to health and 
safety, it required the full testing of hundreds 
of pesticides to determine their toxic effects 
(such as abihty to cause cancer, birth de- 
fects, nerve damage, etc.). It also required 
that EPA adopt rules to protect workers 
from exposure to pesticides and require 
certification and training of pesticide appli- 
cators. The bill failed because of irreconcil- 
able differences between the House and 
Senate versions; a dispute over how long 
patents for pesticides should last. It will be 
reintroduced this year. 

High Risk Notification — One of labor's 
priorities in the last Congress was passage 
of the High Risk Occupational Disease No- 
tification and Prevention Act. Government 
agencies, such as the National Cancer In- 
stitute and the National Institute for Occu- 
pational Safety and Health, routinely do 
studies of hazards in the workplace and the 
risk to workers exposed to toxic chemicals. 
When those studies are completed, however, 
the workers are rarely notified that they are 
at risk of disease. If they were told they 
might be able to take steps to prevent the 
progress of the disease or apply for com- 
pensation. This bill would have set up a 
system for identifying workers at risk of 
occupational disease based on government 
studies and notifying them of these results. 
Workers would then be directed to health 
care facilities for continuing follow-up. 

The bill ran into opposition from the Rea- 
gan Administration, the U.S. Chamber of 
Commerce, and industry-dominated groups 
such as the American Industrial Hygiene 
Association. The U.S. Attorney General, 
Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
and Secretary of Labor all signed a joint 
letter to Congressman Joseph M. Gaydos 
(D-Pa.), chief sponsor of the bill, opposing 
the legislation. 

The House bill was approved by the com- 
mittee 20-8, but the Senate version did not 
come up for a subcommittee vote. With a 
Democratic Senate and Senator Howard M. 
Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) as the chief sponsor 
of the Senate bill and one of the ranking 
members of the Senate committee, the bill 
should have an easier time in the 100th 


The Burning Question: 
How iVIuch Will Be Union? 

Waste-to-Energy Industry Construction Shows Rapid Increase 

This Job ls\ 

This is the first of a series of articles 
which will appear in Carpenter high- 
lighting various industries in which con- 
siderable construction work is being 

Americans generate more than 400,000 
tons of garbage every day, and we're 
running out of safe places to bury it. 
Heightened awareness of the potential 
dangers and the limited supply of land- 
fills as a primary method of waste dis- 
posal has stimulated increased con- 
struction of large waste-to-energy 
facilities. The hazards of creating large 
dump sites, particularly those contain- 
ing toxic waste, have made landfills 
more expensive to create and operate. 
Landfills are most often located at sites 
some distance from population centers, 
making waste transportation expensive. 
Waste-to-energy facilities, on the other 
hand, can be erected closer to the 
population centers they service. 

The waste-to-energy industry began 
amidst the conservation and recycling 
surge of the 1970s. Since that time both 
the procedure used and the resulting 
products have been modified. The sys- 
tem most widely utilized today is the 
mass burn concept. The refuse is dumped 
into a large pit — unprocessable or haz- 
ardous items are removed when pos- 
sible — and the rest is burned in a huge 
boiler. The resulting steam is either 
sold as is or converted into electricity 
on site then sold. 

The significant growth of the waste- 
to-energy industry during the past two 
years has provided a wealth of con- 
struction opportunities. In 1985, over 
$2 billion worth of construction in this 

industry was awarded to engineering- 
construction companies. Although it is 
unknown just how much the industry 
will be affected by the new tax reform, 
a long term projection is for a $15-18 
billion industry. 

There are approximately 63 opera- 
tional waste-to-energy facilities 
throughout the country. Until recently 
most of the plants were concentrated 
in the Northeast, where landfill space 
is at the greatest premium, and in Flor- 
ida, where a high water table threatens 
contamination of drinking water by 
landfills. Currently there are more than 
350 facilities throughout the United 
States that are in an advanced state of 
planning, under construction, or re- 
ported to be in the planning stages. 

To date a major portion of this work 
has been awarded to nonunion contrac- 
tors. In order to regain the market share 
that we've lost and to capitalize on 
these job opportunities, the Brother- 
hood's Special Programs Department is 
closely monitoring the construction ac- 
tivities in the waste-to-energy industry. 
Information is being gathered on the 
construction contractors as well as the 

In the waste-to-energy market, some 
of the leading participants include The 
Henley Group (a spin-off of the Allied 
Signal Corp.), Ogden Martin Systems, 
American REF-FUEL (a joint venture 
of Browning-Ferris and Air Products 
and Chemicals), and Combustion En- 
gineering. In addition to these leaders, 
the union and nonunion affiliates of 
Blount Inc., Foster Wheeler, Waste 
Management Inc. , Dravo Constructors, 
Consumat Systems, Westinghouse, and 
Katy Industries are active in this in- 

A waste facility serving nine communities 
is being built at Bristol, Conn., by carpen- 
ters and millwrights of UBC Local 24 and 
other Building Tradesmen. The plant, un- 
der contract to Ogden Martin, a German 
firm, is the first to accept commercial and 
residential waste from multiple inde- 
pendent communities. 

dustry in many municipalities. 

In many instances, the companies 
not only construct the facilities but 
often operate as the owner, operator, 
construction manager, and/or financier 
of these facilities. 

The ownership strategies of industry 
participants vary. Both The Henley 
Group and Ogden Martin Systems, for 
example, own most of their facilities. 
Combustion Engineering, on the other 
hand, has to date not taken an owner- 
ship role. 

Waste-to-energy projects typically are 
several years in the planning and per- 
mitting-approval phases which provides 
ample opportunity for union involve- 
ment in the processes. Project delays 
occur often due to site opposition, en- 
vironmental permit challenges, and dif- 
ficulties in securing financial backing, 
which often takes the form of public 
financing such as bond issuances. It is 
essential that we closely monitor these 
various approval processes with a goal 
of participating in these processes when 
necessary. Project Owners should be 
contacted as soon as possible in order 
to determine who will be selected to 
bid the project. Early commitment from 
the owner to use union construction 
could allow for union political support 
of the project. Conversely, a lack of 
commitment by an owner to employ 
area craftsmen at union standards should 


mobilize us against these projects. 

One such case in which the UBC is 
involved in community action is in Ocean 
County, N.J., where Business Repre- 
sentative Frank Krajacich of Local 2018 
serves on the Ocean County Citizens 
Advisory Committee and Resource Re- 
covery Waste Energy Committee. Ac- 
cording to Representative Krajacich "the 
siting and construction of these waste- 
to-energy plants becomes very involved 
due to public opposition and environ- 
mental constraints." He urges all UBC 
members to become involved in com- 
munity action in order to "provide input 
and have control over activities con- 
cerning this very important segment of 
our industry." 

In another case, this one in San 
Marcos, Calif., Business Representa- 
tive Dan Fleming of Local 2080 has 
aggressively fought the participation of 
the nonunion general contractor Brown 
and Root in a planned waste-to-energy 
plant. Representative Fleming was orig- 
inally informed that the $212 million 
facility was going to be built by a union 
contractor, but further research showed 
that a company called North County 

This Job May Bel 

Dan Fleming, business representative of 
Local 2080, Escondido, Calif., leads pick- 
ets from his own local union and Local 
2078, Vista, Calif, in a demonstration 
against North County Resource Recovery 
Associates, a project developer, planning 
a $212 million waste-energy facility in 
Southern California and using Brown and 
Root Construction Co., a nonunion gen- 
eral contractor. 

Resource Recovery Associates was the 
project developer and that Brown and 
Root was the general contractor. 

Fleming immediately started devel- 
oping his local network, attending San 
Marcos City Council meetings, lobby- 
ing city council members, meeting with 
the San Diego Board of Supervisors, 
and developing what Fleming stated 
was "a strange relationship with the 
Concerned Citizens of San Marcos" 
and other citizen lobbying groups. Al- 
though Fleming's opposition is based 
solely on the use of a nonunion con- 
tractor who undermines the fair area 
work standards, he recognized the im- 
portance of allying with other groups 
to help him achieve his goal. The project 
is currently delayed due to a legal suit 
involving conditional use permits and 
Fleming reports that prospects for con- 
tinued successful opposition to the proj- 
ect have increased with newly-elected 
city council members. 

Fleming believes that the message 
conveyed by such participation is sim- 
ple: "If the project is not built under 
fair area standards, we'll fight to ensure 
that it's not built." 

Scheduled Waste-Energy Plant Openings, 1987-1990 


Calif.: Commerce. 

Conn.: New Haven. 

Fla.: Hillsborough County. 

Ga.: Savannah. 

La.: Shreveport. 

Me.: Biddeford. 

Mass.: Holyoke, Nantucket. 

Mich.: Jackson County, Mu- 
skegon County. 

Minn.: Mankato, Red Wing, 
Newport. Claremont, Hudson. 

N.Y.: Poughkeepsie. 

Ohio: Dayton, Franklin. 

Pa.: E. Stroudsburg. 

Tenn.: Edna. 

Tex.: Liberty, Palestine. 

Utah: Davis County. 

Va.: Alexandria, Petersburg, 

Vt.: Rutland County. 


Ala.: Huntsville. 

Alaska: Juneau. 

Ark.: El Dorado, Fayetteville. 

Calif.: Contra Costa, Comp- 
ton, Long Beach, Fremont. 

Conn.: Bristol, Bridgeport, 
Hartford, Wallingford, Water- 

Fla.: Leesburg, Key West. 

Hawaii: Honolulu. 

Ind.: Bloomington, Indianap- 

Me.: Bangor/Brewer, Orring- 
ton, Portland. 

Mass: Millbury, Springfield. 

Minn.: Hennepin County, 
Olmstead County, Perham. 

Mo.: St. Louis. 

N.H.: Concord, Derry, Man- 

N.J.: Somerset County, War- 
ren County. 

N.Y.: Islip, Long Beach, St. 

N.C.: Morgantown. 

Ohio: Cincinnati. 

Pa.: Erie. 

S.C: Charleston. 

Tex.: Lubbock. 

Wise: Eau Claire, La 
Crosse, Waukesha County. 


Calif.: Irwindale, Lancer, Ox- 
nard, San Bernardino, Sander, 
San Marcos, Stanislaus. 

Conn.: Middletown. 

Fla.: Broward County North, 
Palm Beach County. 

Mass.: Holyoke. 

Mich.: Grand Rapids. 

Minn.: Minneapolis. 

N.J.: Camdem County, Edi- 
son Township, Gloucester 
County, Hudson County, Pas- 

N.Y.: Babylon, Brooklyn 
Navy Yard, Erie County, 
Hempstead, Oyster Bay. 

N.C.: Gaston County. 

Pa.: Bethlehem, Berks 
County, Pennsauken, Reading, 
York County. 

Tex.: Austin. 


Calif.: Pomona, Southgate, 
Spadra, Visalia. 

Conn.: Preston. 

Fla.: Broward County South, 
Jacksonville, Pasco County. 

Mich.: Kent County. 

N.J.: Bergen County, Cape 
May County, Little Egg Har- 
bor Township, Newark, Union 

N.Y.: Huntington, North 

Ore.: Portland. 

Pa.: Lancaster County. 

Tex.: Pasadena. 

Wash.: Spokane. 

-as reported by Waste Age Magazine, November, 1986 


UBC, Other Crafts Protest 
Toyota's Plan to Build 
Kentucky Plant Nonunion 

At top right. General President Patrick Campbell, 
standing at center, and First Vice President Sigurd Lu- 
cassen, left, with other Building Trades leaders • Above, 
General Secretary John Rogers displays a placard for a 
TV camera • At far left. Second General Vice President 
John Pruitt and General Treasurer Wayne Pierce join 
another hard-hat demonstrator • Below, Building 
Trades Secretaiy Joe Moloney is interviewed by Tojo 
Broadcasting • Lower left, UBC demonstrators from 
Baltimore • Lower right, the UBC District of Columbia 

Hundreds of building trades workers 
recently demonstrated at the Japanese 
embassy in the nation's capital to pro- 
test Toyota's refusal to use union con- 
struction workers to build an auto as- 
sembly plant in Georgetown, Ky. 

UBC general officers and staff mem- 
bers joined Brotherhood members from 
Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., 
in a show of determination to obtain a 
satisfactory project agreement. 

Placards and leaflets protested the 

policy of Toyota and the Japanese con- 
struction management firm in charge of 
the project to use nonunion contractors 
and bypass union hiring halls. 

Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Maloney 
of the AFL-CIO Building and Construc- 
tion Trades Department and presidents 
of a number of affiliated unions briefed 
reporters on the tactics of the Ohbay- 
ashi Corp., the Japanese firm Toyota 
brought in to oversee the construction. 

They emphasized that labor's quarrel 
Continued on Page 27 


American Express: Leave Home Without It 

American Express' Nonunion Construction 
Challenged at Conferences; Handbilling Underway 

Much to the dismay of some corpo- 
rate officials, American Express was a 
hot topic at two recent conferences for 
benefit fund trustees. As we've seen so 
many times, companies believe that the 
injustices they commit will soon be 
forgotten. American Express is finding 
out that their problems will not go away 
until real changes are made in their 
construction practices. 

At the 1986 conference of the Na- 
tional Coordinating Committee for Multi- 
Employer Plans, representatives of 
American Express subsidiaries were 
challenged when they stated that the 
problems with their construction prac- 
tices had been solved. It was made 
clear that American Express was still 
being boycotted by the UBC. 

Many subsidiaries of American Ex- 
press rely on union pension funds for 
their business. While not subject to the 
boycott, these companies, such as 
Shearson Lehman Bros, and The Bos- 
ton Co., are finding it difficult to get 
new business because of the obvious 
connection. As one fund trustee said, 
"We don't need to do business with 

AmEx companies. There are plenty of 
companies who are both good managers 
and respect the labor movement." 

The NCCMP consists of more than 
1 80 multi-employer pension and welfare 
plans and is chaired by Robert A. Geor- 
gine, president of the Building and Con- 
struction Trades Department. Over three 
hundred people attended the confer- 
ence held in Palm Springs, Calif., on 
November 12-14. 

A few days later at the 32nd Annual 
Employee Benefits Conference held in 
Las Vegas, Nev., members of Carpen- 
ters Local 1780 Las Vegas, Nev., and 
Millwrights Local 1827, Las Vegas, 
Nev., were present to distribute leaflets 
about our American Express boycott. 
Again, representatives from American 

Let American Express hear from 
you . . . 

Mr. James D. Robinson III 
Chairman & Chief Executive 

American Express Company 
World Financial Center 
New Yorli. New York 1028S 

Express subsidiaries had to explain why 
all problems were not solved between 
the company and labor. 

This conference was attended by ap- 
proximately 5000 people, including union 
officials, benefit fund trustees, admin- 
istrators, and fund managers, present- 
ing an excellent forum to get our mes- 
sage out. According to Clifford Kahle, 
business representative for Local 1780, 
one of the conference leafletters, "We 
were well received and felt we had the 
support of those in attendance." 

As this issue of Carpenter goes to 
press, a nationwide handbilling effort 
against American Express will be un- 
derway. In over 20 cities across the 
country members of our Brotherhood 
will be out in front of American Express 
offices distributing our "Leave Home 
Without It" message. 

"American Express has done nothing 
but give lip-service to our concerns and 
we are not satisfied," stated General 
President Campbell. "We will continue 
to resist the efforts of American Ex- 
press to sweep this issue under the 

Convention, General President, and Delegates 
Urge Continued L-P Campaign Efforts in 1987 

"The Louisiana-Pacific campaign that be- 
gan in 1983 is testimony to the will and 
determination of the Carpenters Union to 
stand by workers being trampled by a 
corporation attempting to raise profit mar- 
gins on the backs of working people and 
break their union." — Industrial Commit- 
tee Report to the 35th General Convention 

As we begin the new year, UBC 
General President Patrick J. Campbell 
has called upon every BrotherJiood 
member to continue his or her support 
of the Louisiana-Pacific strike and boy- 
cott. He had this to say: 

"The Brotherhood's L-P campaign 
has meant many things to many people 
in our union. For some, it has meant 
long hours on pickets and boycott lines 
or attending environmental hearings and 
company shareholder gatherings. For 
others, it has meaiit the hope for a more 
secure future for themselves and their 
families. No matter what their involve- 
ment. Brotherhood members have con- 

veyed an unselfish commitment to the 
effort to protect the interests of the 
striking L-P workers and the thousands 
of other UBC members working in the 
wood products industry. 

"These actions have worked. In an 
environment of tremendous hostility 
towards workers and their unions, the 
determination that our members have 
shown in fighting L-P has helped secure 
a solid future for our members in the 
wood products industry. While other 
unions are losing their positions in in- 
dustry after industry in this country, 
our efforts have stemmed the tide of 
anti-unionism in the wood products in- 

"The job is by no means over, though. 
As I've said many times before, we 
finish what we start, and we're not 
finished with L-P yet. Once again in 
1987, L-P and its union-busting chair- 
man, Harry A. Merlo. will be the target 
of a wide range of actions by Brother- 
hood members. 

"Our goal must be to ensure that 
never again does any company in any 
industry where our members work chal- 
lenge the livelihoods of Brotherhood 
members and their families, without 
first understanding our commitment to 
fight such actions as aggressively and 
as long as it takes. Our efforts against 
L-P have helped to spread that mes- 

"In the coming year, I'll be asking 
you all again to help in the L-P fight to 
help protect your own standard of liv- 
ing. L-P's attack on fair worker stand- 
ards and the dignity of our members is 
not an isolated event. We confront 
similar challenges from companies in 
every industry in which our members 
work. Your actions in support of the 
L-P strikers has made L-P and Merlo 
regret the day they challenged our mem- 
bers. In 1987 we are challenged to 
reinforce and spread the message of the 
"will and determination of the Carpen- 
ters Union to stand by workers.' 



Nationwide Fundraising Effort for 'Blueprint for Cure' 

"Blueprint for Cure" activity has 
been high in recent months, with mem- 
bers in areas all over the country joining 
in the drive to raise money for the 
Diabetes Research Center in Miami, 

According to Local 149, Tarrytown, 
N.Y., the star at the annual clambake 
this year was the "Blueprint for Cure" 
campaign. The local conducted a raffle 
for a 1987 Chevy Blazer that was a 
"total sellout," raising over $5,000 for 
the diabetes fund. In fact, the executive 
committee of the 640-member local has 
issued a challenge to all locals to come 
up with a higher per capita donation 
than the $8.00 per member they have 
raised. Are there any locals out there 
willing to take on that challenge? 

Selling chances on a rifle was the 
innovative way chosen by Local 2750, 
Springfield, Ore., to raise money to 
fight diabetes. The local raised $450 for 
the fund. 

Local 829, Santa Cruz, Calif., con- 
ducted an 85th Anniversary Picnic raf- 
fle. With just 10 days before the picnic. 
Business Agent and Financial Secretary 
Chuck Neve and President Jonathan H. 
Boutelle organized the raffle, securing 
the donation of 89 prizes from local 
unions, businesses, and individuals. A 
check for $400 was sent to the "Blue- 
print for Cure" campaign fund as a 
result of the raffle. 

Millinocket, Me., was home to Local 
658's fundraiser in support of the UBC's 
efforts to raise $10 million for the Di- 
abetes Research Institute. A VCR was 
awarded as part of the fundraiser, which 
earned $600 for the fund. 

Local 149, represented by Business Representative Garry Playford, left, and President 
Gary Omboni, right, present a check for $5,149 for the "Bhieprint for Cure" fund to 
General Executive Board Member Joe Lia. 

UBC Retiree Club 19 of- 
ficers and wives at their 
banquet, front row, from 
left, are Mr. and Mrs. 
Domenic Fiorention, 
Mrs. and Mr. Rocco 
Giardinelli (recording 
secretary), Mr. Anthony 
Spadaro (vice presi- 
dent), Mr. Carmen Di- 
Donato (president) and 
Mrs. DiDonato, and Mr. 
Domenic Paone (trustee) 
and Mrs. Paone. Back 
row, from left, are Mr. 
Joseph Bellis (president 
of Local 1050, Philadelphia 

Pa.), and Mrs. and Mr. Anthony B. Lalli (treasurer). 

Jim Hendri.x. Local 2750. Springfield. 
Ore., won the rifle raffled off by his local 
union in support of "Blueprint for Cure." 

And Retirees Club 19, Philadelphia, 
Pa., deserves proper recognition for 
their efforts in raising $1,500 for the 
Diabetes Research Fund. The club con- 
ducted a gala banquet, dance, and raffle 
to raise money. Reports Treasurer An- 
thony B. Lalli, "The officers and their 
wives worked hard and harmoniously 
for the success of this deed for such a 
worthy cause." 

Recent contributions have been re- 
ceived from the following: 

203, Poughkeepsie, New York 

204, Merrill, Wisconsin 
715, Elizabeth, New Jersey 
1338, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 
Santa Clara Valley D.C. 

Florida Assn. of Carpenter Business Agents 

International Insurance Associates, Inc. 

In Memory of Willard L. Cuskaden 

Working Assets (VISA) 

Patrick J. Campbell 

William Dickhoff 

E. Louis Heath 

Agnes & Anthony Piscitelli 

John Poyer 

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. 

During ihe lOOth anniversary celebration 
of Local 142. Pittsburgh, Pa., Financial 
Secretary Nick Paplia and Treasurer 
David Hohman presented General Presi- 
dent Patrick Campbell with a $1,000 check 
for the Blueprint for Cure campaign. 





The Labor Department has proposed new regula- 
tions to allow employes in six industries to work in 
their homes as long as the companies get a gov- 
ernment certificate. 

The industries that would be affected are wom- 
en's apparel, jewelry manufacturing, gloves and mit- 
tens, buttons and buckle manufacturing, handker- 
chief manufacturing, and embroideries. 

The new rules would apply the same restrictions 
on those six industries as have been applied to 
manufacturers of knitted outenwear since December 
1984, when a 40-year ban on such work was lifted. 

The department proposed the new regulations 
following a 1 y2-year review of the certification sys- 
tem that was established for the knitted outerwear 

The certification system would permit employers 
in the six industries to legally employ workers at 
home if they get certificates and pay the homework- 
ers at least minimum wage and overtime pay. 


After years of discussions OSHA published, on 
Nov. 25, 1 986, a proposal to revise their safety 
standards for scaffolds, ladders, stairways, and fall 
protection. This is the first time such revisions have 
been proposed in the 1 6 years since the OSHA Act 
was passed. 

Many of the requirements have been consoli- 
dated, clarified, or made more "performance-ori- 
ented" (giving employers more flexibility to comply 
with them). OSHA would like comments on many 
issues including: Should body belts/harnesses be 
required during suspended scaffold erection or dis- 
mantling? Should scaffolds less than 10 feet be 
guarded? Should cross-bracing be allowed instead 
of guardrails? Should scaffolds be inspected before 
each shift? Each use? Should OSHA prohibit or 
regulate the use of stilts. Comments on the pro- 
posals are due by Feb. 23, 1987. Copies of the 
proposals are available from the UBC Department 
of Occupational Safety and Health or from your 
local OSHA office. These safety standards are cru- 
cial to the safety of our members and we urge you 
to review them and send us your comments. 


The American Public Health Association and the 
U.S. Centers for Disease Control revised recom- 
mended housing standards to reflect new concerns 
for safety, security, indoor air quality, hypothermia, 
and toxic exposure. 

Included among the new recommendations are 
requirements for smoke detectors, locking devices, 
and allowable concentrations for such toxic sub- 
stances as formaldehyde and asbestos. 

To reduce the risk of hypothermia among the 
elderly and infirm, the groups say that housing tem- 
perature should be maintained at 70°, compared to 
the 68° temperature previously thought to be ade- 

Also emphasized is the need for adequate venti- 
lation, especially where kerosene or other space 
heaters that burn carbon fuel, are used. Poor venti- 
lation also may cause the accumulation of high 
levels of chemicals and airborne fungal spores and 
other indoor biological hazards. 

The recommendations are included in "Housing 
and Health: APHA-CDC Recommended Minimum 
Housing Standards," available for $7.50 from the 
American Public Health Association, 1015 15th St., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. 


Innovative ways to make learning on the job 
more effective will be the focus of a new Labor 
Department study. Assistant Secretary of Labor 
Roger D. Semerad has announced. 

A two-year $750,000 grant has been awarded to 
the American Society for Training and Develop- 
ment, an Alexandria, Va., -based training and devel- 
opment firm, to evaluate entry and mid-level work- 
place training methods used by employers in the 
private sector. The study will examine ways to en- 
hance basic skills and remedial education training 
in selected service and manufacturing industries. 

"We want to look at techniques used in the pri- 
vate sector that can be adapted to public sector job 
training programs under the Job Training Partner- 
ship Act," Semerad said. "This study will enable us 
to keep pace with changing technologies in the 
work place as we move toward the year 2000." 


A federal judge has ruled invalid a 1981 law 
passed by Congress at the Reagan administration's 
urging that excludes strikers and their families from 
food stamp aid. 

District Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer, appointed by 
President Carter in 1977, called the amendment to 
the Food Stamp Act a violation of strikers' rights 
under the First and Fifth Amendments. 

Oberdorfer's order said, in part: "Defendant (the 
government) may not lawfully withhold food stamps 
from any individual plaintiffs' household solely be- 
cause (it) includes a striker for the reason that the 
striker amendment to the Food Stamp Act . . . vio- 
lates rights guaranteed ... by the First and Fifth 
Amendments . . ." 

The United Auto Workers and the United Mine 
Workers in 1984 had contested the amendment 
which had been used to deny food stamps to mem- 
bers and their families of both unions. 



Labor and Management Join Forces 
Against 'Riglit to Work' in Oklalioma 

Cartoons drawn by John W. Wilson, business repre- 
sentative of Local 2008, Ponca City, Okla.. shown 
here, appear on flyers distributed in Oklahoma to 
fight "right to work" . 

Launching what could be a new era 
of labor-management accord in a state 
long viewed as hostile to unions, the 
Oklahoma State AFL-CIO, manage- 
ment, and state officials are putting their 
heads together to help lift Oklahoma 
out of the economic doldrums. 

For the first time since it was orga- 
nized 22 years ago, the Oklahoma Acad- 
emy for State Goals has included the 
state labor federation in deliberations 
on how best to deal with an economy 
plagued by mounting unemployment, 
declining oil and gas revenues, tumbling 
farm prices, and a rash of bank failures. 

This marked a giant step toward what 
Oklahoma AFL-CIO President Jim 
Freeman has been calling for: "labor- 
management cooperation as the key to 
economic development to replace the 
divisiveness of 'right-to-work' provi- 

Henry Bellmon, the newly elected 
Republican governor, agreed. "Okla- 
homans should not look to 'right-to- 
work' as a cure for all their ills," the 
chief executive said following the acad- 
emy session. 

The group — first organized in 1964 
and revived two years ago — received a 
study commissioned by the legislature 
and prepared by Belton Daniel, a Bos- 
ton consultant who helped spark an 
economic resurgence in Massachusetts. 

Daniel told the 400 statewide civic 
leaders that "there is no statistical evi- 
dence" that having an open-shop law 
on the statute books "has anything to 
do with economic development." He 
laid out a five-year plan keyed to revi- 
talizing existing industry and attracting 
new companies through public and pri- 
vate financing. 

To be successful, Daniel said, any 
economic development program must 
have the endorsement of all parties — 
the Chamber of Commerce, the Na- 
tional Association of Manufacturers, 
the governor, and the State AFL-CIO. 
The inclusion of labor in the decision- 
making process was a radical departure 
in Oklahoma. 

The action came as the National Right 
to Work Committee targeted Oklahoma 
for its major push in 1987 — flushed with 
victory after winning a referendum in 
November that made Idaho the 21st 
state with a compulsory open-show law. 

AFL-CIO Legislative Director Rob- 
ert M. McGlotten has responded to 
Freeman's request to help strengthen 
legislative action committees across the 
state and mobilize them to beat back 
the open-shop threat in the Republican- 
dominated legislature. 

Organizing and training for the grass- 
roots lobbying campaign will be con- 
ducted by Mike Gildea of the Depart- 
ment of Legislation at two on-site train- 
ing and education workshops this 
month — one in Oklahoma City, the other 
in Tulsa. Attending the orientation ses- 
sions will be local union leaders, shop 
stewards, political and legislative activ- 
ists, and other volunteers. 

With the R-T-W forces focusing money 
and political influence on this state, 
McGlotten said, labor is going ahead 
with its "multi-faceted grass-roots lob- 
bying campaign aimed at stopping 'right- 
to-work' dead in its tracks in Okla- 
homa." The key to success, he said, 
wiU be shop stewards who have the 
"potential for networking on the job 

The stakes are high — and not just in 

Should the R-T-W forces succeed in 
making this the 22nd compulsory open- 
shop state, McGlotten warned, it would 
give momentum to their efforts in such 
vulnerable states as New Hampshire 
and New Mexico, and would greatly 
enhance their fund-raising efforts. 

Moreover, he added, the closer the 
Right-to-Work Committee comes to 
reaching the goal of having a majority 
of states with anti-labor legislation, the 
greater will be the intensity of its efforts 
at the national level to push through a 
federal compulsory open-shop law. 

Rats gnawing away at the collective bar- 
gaining agreement symbolize three 
enemies of workers — unemployment "right 
to work," and "Davis-Bacon reform." 

More Contributors 
To L-P Strike Fund 

Local unions and individual members con- 
tinue to support the "Adopt an L-P Striker" 
Fund. The following contributors have been 
added to the list since our last report: 

80, Chicago, 111. 

1596, St. Louis, Missouri. 

2162, Kodiak, Alaska 

James J. Andrews 

Fred M. Issel 

Thomas Kay 

Steve' Lange, a member of Local 1185, 

Chicago, 111., who is a brother of one of 

the strikers and who won Local 1185's 

monthly L-P raffle. 

Contributions sliould be sent to: L-P Stri- 
liers Fund, United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America, 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Support for Borski 

Among the many winning candidates sup- 
ported by the Carpenters Legislative Im- 
provement Committee in the November 
elections was Congressman Robert Borski, 
who represents the Northeast Section of 
Philadelphia, Pa. He is shown at the pres- 
entation of a contribution to his campaign 
by the Philadelphia Metropolitan District 
Council. Left to right, Council President 
Ed Coryell, Congressman Borski, and Sec- 
retary-Treasurer Pro-tem Harrison Lan- 





The reelection of the Social Credit government in 
British Columbia under Premier Bill Vander Zaim 
does not bode well for the province's trade union- 

The Socreds won in a landslide decision which is 
indicative of a shift to the right — a trend evident in 
area elections. Municiple elections held not long 
after Vander Zaim's victory followed the same 
trend. Even seats with a long New Democratic 
Party tradition were won by the right. 

Trade unionists were grim about the province's 
future prospects and were predicting a sharp rise in 
unemployment over the winter, while the reaction of 
big business employers was optimistic. 

Vander ZaIm made it clear during the campaign 
that his economic policies, which are blamed for the 
worsening B.C. recession, will not change. And his 
20 years in public life show us that British Columbi- 
ans probably don't have much to look forward to. 


Howard McCurdy, a member of Parliament for 
Windsor-Walkerville, Ontario, recently appealed to 
International Trade Minister Pat Carney regarding 
her decision not to seek voluntary restraint quotas 
on importing Hyundai cars. 

McCurdy told her that top Canadian car industry 
officials and union executives have warned that un- 
less the government acts now, Japanese and South 
Korean automakers could soon capture more than 
half the Canadian car market at a cost of 40,000 
Canadian jobs. 

For the fiscal year ending in March 1986, South 
Korean car imports soared 163.1% over the pre- 
vious year to capture 7.6% of the total market, 
moving Hyundai into the number four spot. 

In contrast, under a (now expired) Voluntary Re- 
straint Agreement, Japanese car imports increased 
only marginally from 17.4% to 17.7%. Japan's Min- 
istry of International Trade and Industry has indi- 
cated on several occasions that Japan will not 
agree to further restraints unless the Canadian 
Government acts to limit shipments of South Ko- 
rean cars or backs off from some of its local-con- 
tent demands for new plants being constructed in 
Canada by Japanese automakers. 


Open-shop construction may be making inroads 
in Western Canada, but if the annual convention of 
the Ontario building trades is any indication, it may 
have inadvertently unified the construction labor 
movement in that province. 

Carpenters, laborers, electricians, and plumbers 
put aside their differences at the Provincial Building 
and Construction Trades Council of Ontario conven- 
tion, and they collectively cast a nervous glance at 
Western Canada. 

There, the Alberta-based Merit Shop Construction 
Association is providing workers with pensions and 
benefits, setting up training programs, and even 
establishing hiring halls — all nonunion. 

Two resolutions and several speakers at the con- 
vention addressed the growing threat of nonunion 
construction in Canada. 

Ken Martin, executive secretary of the Canadian 
Executive Board of the AFL-CIO's Building and 
Construction Trades Department, was the first in- 
vited speaker to confront the issue. 

Martin stressed Ontario unionists should pay 
close attention to developments in other provinces, 
and cited as an example a recent agreement in 

Contractors there have promised to stop double- 
breasting and using nonunion subtrades — in ex- 
change for wage rollbacks and freezes. 

Martin praised the agreement as a fair and inno- 
vative one. 

"If we can stop double-breasting all over Canada, 
then we're way ahead of where we are now." 


Millions of Canadian workers could be better pro- 
tected from hazardous materials under a system 
proposed by federal and provincial ministers. 

Under the plan — the Workplace Hazardous Mate- 
rials Information System — employers would be re- 
quired to teach wprkers how to decipher the data 
and respond to emergencies. 

The plan was proposed to the ministers by a 
group of business, labour, and government officials 
which has been meeting for three years to devise a 
system of dealing with hazardous materials. 

Business representatives see the system as a 
way to reduce accidents and illnesses which result 
in significant jumps in the cost of employer premi- 
ums to cover compensation benefits for lost time. 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health 
and Safety says more than a million people were 
injured at work last year. 

Such legislation would set national standards for 
producers and suppliers of hazardous chemicals. 
The provinces would follow with changes to occu- 
pational health and safety laws covering their juris- 

Ontario has introduced right-to-know legislation 
which would force employers, suppliers, and manu- 
facturers of hazardous chemicals to inform their 
workers — and anyone else who asks — about the 
dangers of substances and the best way to handle 



'Refunt^ ^^umv 2,ueJ^ 

From time to time Carpenter publishes news and com- 
mentary from the Province of Quebec. For the benefit of 
our French-speaking members in Eastern Canada, here is 
one such report in French, below, and translated into 
English at right. 

Voix Discordantes Chez Les Patrons 
Et Les Syndicats De La Construction 

Le manque d'unite chez les patrons de la construction 
est un obstacle clef a la dereglementation, selon les con- 
ferenciers a un colloque recent de la Federation de la 
Construction du Quebec. 

"Le probleme d'unite est beaucoup plus grand du cote 
patronal que syndical," affirmait M. Gerard Hebert, pro- 
fesseur de relations industrielles a I'Universite de Montreal. 
Malgre les recommendations du rapport Scowen visant 
Tabolition de regies gouvernementales, il parait que les 
employeurs ne sont pas tous d'accord sur le sujet. 

Le reglement de placement, par exemple, est contro- 
verse. Dans I'industrie de la construction ce reglement 
fonctionne comme les regies d'anciennete en vigueur par- 
tout ailleurs. Au lieu de I'abolition pure et simple, la voie 
d'amendement a ses adherents. On dit meme que la majorite 
des employeurs se sont habitues au systeme de reglement 
present et ne veulent generalement pas de changement. 

En citant les prises de positions divergentes et la mul- 
tiplicite des associations, M. Hebert concluait que c'est le 
point du cote syndical qui va passer si I'industrie continue 
a envoyer des messages divergents au gouvernement. 

En ce moment, pourtant, on entend egalement des voix 
discordantes chez les metiers de la construction. II s'agit 
de la fagon dont la derniere convention collective a ete 
impose par les dirigeants de la FTQ-Construction. Plusieurs 
groupes, y inclus la Fraternite Nationale des charpentiers- 
menuisiers, reprochent aux dirigeants d'avoir fait fi d'un 
vote majoritaire contre les dernieres offres des patrons de 
la construction et d'avoir signe la convention sans autori- 

Cette contestation qui commence a s'exprimer publique- 
ment pourrait signaler un mouvement de reforme. Pourtant, 
U parait que la F.N. CM. n'arrive toujours pas a I'emporter 
au sein de la FTQ malgre son importance numerique, et 
on n'attend pas a voir une direction qui serait issue des 
menuisiers. Tant que persiste cet etat de choses les membres 
affilies auront a vivre avec leur probleme. 

Dissension and Discord in the 
Quebec Construction Industry 

The lack of a united front among Quebec construction 
contractors has frustrated their efforts to bring about 
deregulation of the industry so far. The extent of the 
disarray was reflected in the remarks of various panelists 
at a recent conference sponsored by the Quebec Construc- 
tion Federation. 

"The problem of unity is much greater on the manage- 
ment side than the union side," confirmed speaker Gerard 
Hebert, professor of industrial relations at the University 
of Montreal. Despite the recommendations of a June 1986 
report aimed at the abolition of governmental regulations, 
it seems that the construction employers are far from 
unanimous on the issues. 

One of the most controversial points was the proposal 
to do away with the regulations on hiring and placement 
of workers, which have been in effect since 1978. That 
body of rules, which among other things links hiring to the 
number of hours previously worked, serves the function 
in the construction industry of the seniority systems typi- 
cally prevailing in other industry sectors. There appears to 
be a considerable sentiment in favor of modification rather 
than wholesale repeal. Some commentators have observed 
that the construction employers have grown used to the 
present system and are not highly motivated to make 
drastic changes. 

The multiplicity of employer associations, with differing 
positions on critical issues, was cited as a major problem 
for the contractors. In a pointed summation. Professor 
Hebert concluded that as long as management continues 
to send conflicting messages to the governmental authori- 
ties, the unions' point of view should prevail. 

At the same time, however, the union side appears to 
be having its own problems maintaining internal harmony. 
The most recent controversy involves the actions of the 
FTQ-Construction Trades leadership in imposing the latest 
collective bargaining agreement. Several affiliated groups, 
including the National Federation of Carpenters (a rival of 
the UBC), have been expressing substantial dissatisfaction 
over the FTQ's signing of the contract despite a majority 
vote rejecting the employers' final offer. 

This internal dissension has begun to be aired publicly, 
and some observers have speculated about a possible 
movement for reform in the FTQ-Construction Trades. It 
appears, however, that the National Federation of Carpen- 
ters is a long way from making its views effective in the 
FTQ and would be unlikely to succeed in gaining a 
controlling position in that body's leadership. So long as 
this state of affairs persists the affected members will have 
to live with their problem. 


The Liberal government of Premier Robert 
Bourassa in Quebec has brought in one of 
the toughest labor laws in Canadian history 
to counter illegal strikes or slowdowns in 
hospitals and other health-care institutions. 

Bill 160 threatens Quebec's 134,000 hos- 
pital and health-care workers, including 
nurses-:-and their unions and union lead- 
ers — with an unprecedented array of sanc- 
tions and penalties. 

The emergency law, rushed through to 
halt a threatened series of illegal 24-hour 
walkouts in health-care facilities decrees: 

• Any employee illegally absent from work 
or failing to carry out his regular duties 

would lose one year of seniority for each 
day or part of a day the offence lasted; 

• Fines ranging from a minimum of $10,000 
to a maximum of $50,000 a day for any union 
officer who "contravenes or incites or en- 
courages a person to contravene" the illegal 
work stoppage ban; 

• Fines for individual offenders starting 
at $25 and going up to $10,000; 

• Fines for unions ranging from $20,000 
to $100,000 per offence for declaring an 
illegal work stoppage or failing to induce 
their members to obey the law. Employees 
involved in a work absence or slowdown 
would be docked an additional day's pay. 

up to 20% of total salary per pay period, 
with the government giving the money to a 

• Unions held liable for damages resulting 
from a violation of the law would be assumed 
guilty unless they proved their innocence, a 
reversal of the usual burden of proof 

Bourassa said the legislation was neces- 
sary because Illegal strike action in hospitals 
has become "intolerable" in Quebec. 

The hospital and health-care workers are 
among 300,000 public servants who have 
been negotiating with the Quebec govern- 
ment for up to 18 months for renewal of 
their three-year contracts. 



Labor News 

strike activity 
siiowed increase 
in 1986 

Last year was a busy year for work 
stoppages, with 31 major stoppages com- 
menced during the January-June period, 
compared with only 17 in the first six 
months of 1985. The record low in 1985 
for a 39-year period was only 54 major 
strikes (those involving 1,000 or more 
workers). In the first six months of 1986, 
280,000 workers were involved in the 
strikes — a total which fast approaches 
the 324,000 1985 total. 

industry pension 
plans improving 

Although a recent survey shows that 
pension plans are becoming healthier in 
most industries, construction experi- 
enced the best record last year among 
all industries with 85% of industry plans 
having vested benefits that are fully 
funded. Construction plan experts con- 
sider, however, that 15% unfunded lia- 
bility is still a serious problem. After 12 
years of ERISA, enacted to safeguard 
pension plan assets, even 15% is an 
unacceptable number. 

In St. Paul 

In St. Paul, Minn., the labor movement 
is not entirely preoccupied with wages 
and hours and dollars and cents. This 
was shown when the State AFL-CIO 
announced formation of a competitive 
runners' group. The first event is cer- 
tainly not for sissies because it's a 100- 
kilometer run. That's not a misprint; it's 
a 62-mile relay. Union leaders predict 
that if the runners (all of them union 
members) aren't in top shape when they 
start out, they will be when they finish. 

Frances Perkins first 
female unionist in 
"Hall of Femme" 

In Boston, Mass., "America's Hall of 
Femme," comprising the nation's 25 most 
notable women, recently acquired its first 
1 female unionist. Named to the women's 
j hall of fame was Frances Perkins, first 
j N.Y. State and U.S. Secretary of Labor 
and pioneer of innovative labor legisla- 

Idaho votes 
to keep 
R-T-W law 

Idaho remains the 21st Right-to-Work 
State as a result of a Nov. 4, 1986, 
referendum in which 54% of the voters 
favored keeping the law and 46% voted 
for repeal. The margin of victory was 
wider than many observers anticipated. 
A poll published six days before the 
election by the Idaho Statesman showed 
voters evenly split on the issue. ■ 

The referendum initiative began Jan. 
31, 1985, when the Republican-domi- 
nated legislature overrode Democratic 
Governor Evans' veto of a bill barring 
union shop contracts making union mem- 
bership a condition of employment. Al- 
though organized labor quickly rounded 
up enough petition signatures to force a 
referendum on the law, the Idaho Su- 
preme Court denied a union attempt to 
block enforcement of the law in the 
period between enactment and the date 
of the referendum vote. 

Generation gap 
evident in 
work attitudes 

A study by the School of Business at 
Harvard University shows a dramatic 
difference in work attitudes between peo- 
ple over and under 40. 

Those over 40 accept authority and 
see work as a duty and an instrument to 
support the family. Workers under 40 
distrust authority and believe work should 
be socially enjoyable. The older gener- 
ation expects promotions to come only 
after years of experience, whereas the 
younger generation believes people should 
advance as soon as their competence 

People over 40 see fairness as treating 
everyone the same, while people under 
40 believe fairness requires that individ- 
uals be allowed to be different. Finally, 
the older generations cares about status 
and possessions, while the younger gen- 
eration values experiences. 

California official 
charged with neglect of 
state labor laws 

The Painting and Drywall Work Pres- 
ervation Fund Inc., representing unions 
and employers, filed suit in Superior 
Court in San Francisco, Calif., charging 
that Gov. George Deukmejian's appoint- 
ees in the Department of Industrial Re- 
lations are failing to enforce state labor 
laws. The California AFL-CIO News said 
the complaint alleges failures to enforce 
prevailing wage laws and apprenticeship 
standards. The News noted that the labor 
standards division is headed by a Deuk- 
mejian appointee who previously worked 
for a union-busting law firm. 

Cole retires from 
Meany Center; 
Walsh signs on 

Gordon Cole, who taught newswriting 
and other media courses at the George 
Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver 
Spring, Md., has retired after nearly 50 
years in the union movement. Cole, 74, 
was a long-time director of public rela- 
tions for the Machinists before joining 
the Meany Center. Prior to that, he 
worked as a .reporter at the Syracuse 
(N.Y.) Post Standard, The Wail Street 
Journal, the PM news bureau in Wash- 
ington, D.C., and Labor Relations Re- 
porter. He was the first president of the 
International Labor Press Association 
and served on its board for 12 years. 
Louis Walsh, the editor of the Washing- 
ton Post's national desk and a former 
UPI editor and reporter, has been chosen 
as his replacement. 

Amtrak fined 
for incompetence, 
employee harassment 

Despite a $1 million penalty from Con- 
gress for management incompetence and 
employee harassment, Amtrak's abuse 
of employees has grown worse on a 
national scale, charged Michael Young, 
chairman of the Railway and Airline 
Clerks' Amtrak System Division and the 
Amtrak Service Workers Council. The 
$1 million penalty stemmed from an in- 
vestigation in the Chicago region. How- 
ever, Young said the number of unjus- 
tified disciplinary actions against 
employees has "dramatically escalated" 
in Miami, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; New York, 
N.Y.; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, 
Calif.; and Boston, Mass. 

Buildings in 
U.S. will 
double by 2040 

According to a report by the Dodge/ 
DRI Corp. and Real Estate Corp., if 
current growth trends continue, the num- 
ber of buildings in the U. S. will double 
by the year 2040. The study, claiming to 
be the first of its kind to reliably estimate 
an inventory of 15 different types of 
buildings at national, state, and county 
levels, indicated that 75% of all com- 
mercial floor space standing in 1985 was 
built before 1970. This percentage varies 
regionally from a high of 91% in the Mid- 
Atlantic states to a low of 61% in the 
West South Central region. From 1970 
to 1984, based on square footage, total 
inventory showed an average annual 
growth of 1.66%. In the nonresidential 
category, average annual growth was; 
commercial, 2.02%; manufacturing, .30%; 
and institutional. 1.86%. 



locni union nEuui 

Arkansas Members 
Build Biggest Sundial 

In celebration of Arkansas' 1986 sesqui- 
centennial anniversary of statehood, vol- 
unteers from throughout central Arkansas 
recently gathered to construct a sundial in 
North Little Rock. Carpenters Local 690, 
Little Rock, Ark., was joined by electrical 
workers and bricklayers to complete the 
project, which will be listed in The Guinness 
Book of World Records as "the world's 
largest horizontal sundial, serving as a clock, 
calendar, and compass." The North Little 
Rock Volunteers for Improvement and Pres- 
ervation Committee acquired, from more 
than 50 nations, the contribution of either a 
stone or brick from a historic structure to 
be included in the face of the Sesquicenten- 
nial Sundial. 

As excerpted from the invitation to the 
dedication ceremony sent to President Rea- 
gan: "Among the contributions is a brick 
from the house where the Jewish child Anne 
Frank and her family hid from the Nazi 
terror. A specially inscribed piece of marble 
from the Vatican was sent by Pope John 
Paul II. The Republic of China sent a 1 ,000- 

Union \olitnleeis at woik on Arkansas 
Sesquicentennial Sundial, expected to be 
the world's largest. 

year-old stone from their Great Wall . . . 
Granite from the Holy City of Jerusalem . . . 
a brick from the building in Senegal that 
served as the gateway for slaves leaving that 
country en route to the United States, and 
many others, are all united in this historical 

Arkansas Pipe Firm Signs With Local 2111 

Local 2111, a newly chartered UBC local 
in Siloam Springs, Ark., recently signed an 
agreement with Jet Stream Plastics Pipe Inc. 
The contract provides a grievance and ar- 
bitrating procedure, safety and work tools, 
a seniority clause, reporting and call-in pay, 
and many additional benefits, including im- 
proved and adjusted wage rates. 



UBC Representative Jim Tudor, right, with 
Local 2111 members Willie Reed, Tom 
Squire, Kenneth Allen, and Lonnie Davi- 

Council Trustees 

Local 2111 Negotiating Committee Chair- 
man Bill DonCarlos signs the agreement. 

Lonie Ellison, left, and Lois Seesoltz, cen- 
ter, were recently sworn in as trustees of 
the Mid-Eastern Industrial Council by 
Council Secretary Joe Farrone. The cere- 
mony was held dining a regular meeting of 
the Council. 

Illegal Aliens Used 
For Cheap Labor 

Fifteen illegal aliens were arrested in Olathe, 
near Kansas City, Mo., recently, highhght- 
ing what Kansas City District Council Ex- 
ecutive Secretary Virgil Heckathorn calls 
"a serious and continuing problem." Illegal 
workers were employed at an apartment 
complex in Overland Park, Mo., where 52 
alien workers were arrested the prior year. 

Heckathorn described conditions as "de- 
plorable" when alien workers were discov- 
ered living on construction sites as "virtual 
slave labor," and not even making minimum 
wage. He told the Kansas City Labor Beacon 
that by using such cheap labor without 
providing benefits or paying Social Security, 
withholding, or unemployment taxes, out- 
of-state subcontractors can come into town 
and make bids for construction work that 
"not even the local nonunion contractors 
can match." 

Are union dues 
too high? 

If you smoke a pack of cigarettes 
a day at 950 per pack, in 50 years you 
would spend $17,349.38. 

If you go to the beauty shop once 
a week at a cost of $10 per visit, in 
50 years you would spend $26,000. 

If you get a haircut every two weeks 
at the barber shop, and you pay $7.00 
per visit, in 50 years you would spend 

If you drink one soft drink a day, 
at a cost of 500 each, you would 
spend $9,125 in 50 years. 

If you spend $10 a month for union 
dues, you would spend $6,000 in 50 
years; $20 a month union dues would 
come to $12,000; and $30 a month 
union dues would amount to $18,000 
over 50 years. 

Your union is your security for the 
future. If we didn't support our union, 
we could no longer have the protec- 
tion of a contract and a grievance 

When you stop and think about it, 
the security provided by your union 
isn't really all that expensive, is it? 


Louis/Southern III. 
Labor Tribune 



Two New District Councils Created 
In Southern and Central Illinois 

Corral Construction? 

Two new district councils have been or- 
ganized in Illinois — one in the southern por- 
tion of the state and one in the central portion 
of the state. 

The now-operating Southern Illinois Dis- 
trict Council of Carpenters has jurisdiction 
in 33 counties. The new council is the result 
of the consolidation of three councils in the 
southern Illinois area — Madison County and 
Vicinity District Council; Tri-Counties, Il- 
linois, District Council: and Southeastern 
Illinois District Council. Approximately 5000 
members are under the council's jurisdic- 
tion, comprising 14 local unions. The busi- 
ness office is at 4 North 98th Street, Belle- 
ville, 111.; meetings will be held in Mt. Vernon, 

III. Officers include Noel Carny, president; 
Charles Muenstermann, vice president; Jim 
McGuire, secretary-treasurer; Hubert Car- 
man , warden ; Jim Kennedy , conductor; Jack 
Boyle, trustee; Lloyd Arras, trustee; and 
Jerry Bookman, trustee. 

Also formed, from the consolidation of 
the East Central Illinois District Council and 
the Central Illinois District Council, was the 
Mid-Central Illinois District Council of Car- 
penters. The new council's area encompas- 
ses 41 counties and 34,000 square miles. The 
new council will meet at the former East 
Central District Council offices at 1435 North 
Water Street in Decatur, III. 

Presenting the charter to the new Southern 
Illinois District Council are, from left, 
General Representative Don Gorman, 
Third District Board Member Thomas 
Hanahan, Council Secretary Jim McGuire. 
General Representative Dean Beck, and 
Council President Noel Cernv. 

On hand for presentation of the Mid-Cen- 
tral Illinois District Council charter at 
Springfield, III.. Local 16' s hall are. from 
left. District Council President Lariy But- 
ler, District Council Secretary-Treasurer 
Phillip G. Burnett. Board Member Hana- 
han. Second General Vice President 
Pruitt. and General Representative Gor- 

It seems some over-eager workmen con- 
structing a water waste treatment plant in 
Maryland didn't want to let the sawhorse 
get away.^rom Martin Schweiger, Local 
101. Baltimore, Md. 

100th Anniversary 
Celebrated in Texas 

Local 198, Dallas, Tex., recently marked 
its 100th anniversary with a grand celebra- 
tion and the publishing of a lOOth anniversary 
commemorative history booklet. 

When the local was first formed in 1886, 
early meetings were in members' homes with 
a password needed to gain entrance. For 
over 50 years, the local was headquartered 
in the Labor Temple , a co-op building owned 
by several local unions. Membership over 
the years has fluctuated, from as low as 200 
members during the Depression to over 3500 
members . But throughout the years , the local 
has kept strong by not only emphasizing the 
trade but by emphasizing apprenticeship and 
training, activities that include the family, 
and keeping abreast of pohtics. 

Florida Council Convention 

The newly-chartered Florida Council of Industrial and Public 
Employees gathered for a convention and swearing in of the 
new officers. Pictured above , from left, are Charles "Buddy" 
Brown, council vice president. Local 2044, Fernandinu Beach: 
David Allen, acting executive secretary: Walter Gray. Local 
2044: Pal Davies. council trustee. Local 2038. St. Augustine: 
Jim TurbeviUe. council conductor. Local 2002, Palatka: James 
Willis, Local 2038: Louis Thomas Collins, Local 2357. Cross 
City: Rodney Smith, Local 2460, Clearwater: Samuel Kighl, 
Local 2357: Robert Alexander, council president. Local 2460: 
James Young, council trustee. Local 2357: Cecil Raulerson. 
council trustee. Local 2502, Glen St. Mary: Walter Morrison, 
Local 2081, Jacksonville: Eldridge Wheeler. Local 2502: Doug- 
las Dycus, council warden. Local 2081: Mike Vignoul. Local 
2460: Willard Masters, UBC representative: and Earl Hamilton, 
UBC representative. 

Members of Local 198, Dallas. Tex., gather to celebrate the 
local's 100-year anniversary. 

Massachusetts Carpenters Rally 

Before election day. Local 1305. Falls River, Mass.. joined in 
for a "Massachusetts Carpenters for Dukakis Rally" in Boston. 
Mass. Seated, from left, are Philip Sanchez: Dave Faggioli: 
Don Rogers, president: Bernie Skelly, business manager: Kris 
Perez: Raymond LaFleur. recording secretaiy: and Ronald 
Rheaume. Standing, from left, are Robert Benetti: Carl Soder- 
quist. representative (behind sign): Edward Lima, warden: Gov- 
ernor Michael Dukakis: Acacio Oliveira: Norman Diimont: and 
Leo Guay, conductor. Governor Dukakis was re-elected, receiv- 
ing 69% of the vote. 



In The News 

Parasynchuk's Creations 

Parasynchuk displays his 
stage coach. He doesn't sell 
his creations or enter compe- 
titions for fear they'd be 
damaged. He plans to hand 
them down to his children. 

Bennie Parasynchuk can 
make just about anything, and 
the Medicine Hat News re- 
cently told its readers about it. 
In his house you'll find furni- 
ture, tools, wall ornaments, and elaborate wood mosaic floors — 
all his handiwork. Yet this charter member of Local 1569, Medicine 
Hat, Alta., has never had a lesson in carpentry or woodcarving. 
Talent, patience, and imagination have been enough to take his 
ideas and designs from his head to his hands with a beautiful piece 
as the finished product. And he rarely even needs to make plans 
or sketches. Power tools assist him on some projects, but Brother 
Parasynchuk often improvises to make small things. He made his 
own lathe and chisel as well as some metal gardening tools. 

The 35-year UBC member's father was a blacksmith, and as a 
child Parasynchuk would help shoe horses, repair plow shears, 
and fix the sleigh. The blacksmithing held a fascination for him^ — 
he could make or fix all sorts of things. 

This fascination stayed with him throughout the years. From 
toys for his three children and eight granchildren to kitchen utensils 
for wife Margaret to a sausage press made out of metal, if he can't 
buy it or afford it, he'll make it himself. 

Parasynchuk worked as a laborer for a construction company 

until an accident laid him up for a while. His boss came to visit 

him and after seeing some of his work, offered him a job as a 


His specialty at work was cupboards and one look at his kitchen 

This picture hangs in the liv- 
ing room. The water is made 
of plaster of Paris, the moun- 
tains of particle board, and 
the boat of wood. Parasyn- 
chuk handcarved the wooden 
frame and highlighted his 
picture with a metal star- 

shows you why. He's used rotary-cut veneers throughout, creating 
a beautiful, continuous pattern on the cupboard doors. 

Parasynchuk, who works mostly in mountain ash, apple, oak, 
and maple, often picks up the wood\during strolls through his 
neighborhood. For his stage coach, shown in an accompanying 
picture, the only thing he bought were the hinges, making the nuts 
and bolts, wheels and spokes, lanterns and window blinds from 

The stage coach is his pride and joy, but he gets a great deal of 
satisfaction from everything he makes. The boyhood fascination 
is still there. 

"I have the pleasure of making something, and I enjoy it," he 

Not content to supplement his work with slore-buught items, 
Parasynchuk generally makes everything from scratch. The wa- 
gon above is one of his more involved creations. 

The details of this wooden floor with its starburst center parquet 
surround, and unusual border show off the marquetry skills of 
Brother Parasynchuk. 

Sladojevic Saves Life 

The last thing Michelle Nixon remembers was feeling like she 
was "drifting off to sleep." She knew she was drowning, and 
couldn't do anything about it. But George Sladojevic, a 16-year 
member of Local 1618, Sacramento, Calif., could. Sladojevic, 
relaxing on a sandy beach downstream from where Nixon's raft 
hit a bridge piling and dumped her and two friends in the water, 
jumped in a canoe and pulled Nixon out of the river, said the 
Sacramento (Calif.) Bee. The two friends swam to safety. 

"I saw her out there trying to make it in the current," said 
Sladojevic. "When I got to her she was underwater. I jumped 
from the canoe and grabbed her by the hair and pulled her into 
the boat. She coughed up some water, smiled and that was that." 

Carmichael Fire Department member Henry Ogg told the Bee 
that in going in and puUing someone out of the water, Sladojevic 
had done what few people would do, while firefighters at the scene 
discussed recommending Sladojevic for the department's livesav- 
ing award. 

Building Bubbles in the Air 

George Story delights in the world of fantasy and dreams. In 
fact he spends a great deal of his time marketing the magic of 
bubbles. But this Local 43. Hartford, Conn., member isn't dealing 
with bubbles of the tiny variety. According to an article in the 
Journal Inquirer, the South Windsor native is selling super-size 
soap suds. 

A carpenter by trade, Story is working as a foreman on the 
Connecticut state Capitol renovation project, and for nearly two 
years he's led another life — the life of a "Bubble-Thing" salesman. 

The Bubble-Thing creates a swirling globe of rainbow colors in 
incredible sizes and shapes. To demonstrate. Story dunks what 
looks like a carpet rod into a pail of soapy water, holds it up to a 
slight breeze, and within a magical moment has produced a ten- 
foot by three-foot bubble. 

Story and David Stein, the creator of the Bubble-Thing, are 
marketing it for $9.95. It was a big hit on the beaches of Cape 
Cod last summer and the orders are coming in faster than they 
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Apprentices Build 
Wheelchair Ramps 

Community service projects are an im- 
portant part of union membership for ap- 
prentices, members, and officers of Local 
690, Little Rock, Ark. One weekend last 
summer. Local 690 Busines Representative 
Jim Osburn and Local 690 apprentices ig- 
nored the 103° weather to pursue their on- 
going project of donating labor to build 
wheelchair ramps for disabled area resi- 

The Bass brothers, Joe, Charles, and 
Jimmy, all wheelchair-bound as a result of 
Muscular Dystrophy, gained a ramp from 
materials donated by Mt. Sinai Baptist Church 
and by the apprentices doing the labor. 

Robbie Clifton not only received a much- 
needed ramp but a new pet rabbit to replace 
the one he'd recently lost. The materials for 
Robbie Clifton's ramp were donated by the 
Knights of Columbus #6253, North Little 

Robbie Clifton receives his pet rabbit from 
a Local 690 apprentice. 

Job Corps Training 
Seminar a Success 

The UBC Job Corps staff recently gath- 
ered in Denver, Colo. , for a training seminar. 
The week was used to share and exchange 
ideas to better serve and teach the pre- 
apprentice students enrolled in the Broth- 
erhoods' Job Corps program. 

Eugene Shoehigh, fifth district board 
member, Ted Sanford, president of the Col- 
orado Centennial District Council, and Steve 
Sanford, administrator of the Colorado 
Statewide JAC, addressed the group. Leon 
Anderson, director of Human Resource Pro- 
grams, Washington, D.C., and Fred Todd, 
director of Job Corps, Department of Agri- 
culture, Washington, D.C., also addressed the group, expressing 
their appreciation and support to the Brotherhood. Anderson 
reported on a recent GAO report indicating the centers that involve 
the union crafts in vocational training have a far better training/ 
placement/wage retention rate than those centers that do not have 
the union crafts. 

Joe. Charles, and Jimmy Bass happily 
watch the progress of their new wheelchair 

James Tinkcom . UBC director of appren- 
ticeship and training, left, and Eugene 
Shoehigh. fifth district board member, on 
the dais at the Colorado training seminar. 

Public Institutions 
Are Support Services 

Early apprenticeship legislation in North 
America provided that public schools would 
be the institutions primarily concerned with 
craft training. Over the years, however, 
unions and vocational schools became more 
and more responsible for apprenticeship 

Today the role of the public institution is 
basically that of a support service. 

And that is as it should be, according to 
a panel of training leaders at the UBC's 
recent Mid-Year Training Conference in 
Boston, Mass. The panelists — Joseph 
D' Aries, director of the New Jersey training 
program, and Leonard Liebelt, training co- 
ordinator at Tacoma, Wash. — told the con- 
ference: "When an instance of negative 
effect arises in relations between a program 
sponsor and a public institution, the program 
sponsor should point out to the public insti- 
tution that the industry describes the training 
process that is needed and required and that 
the role of the public institution is only to 
be a support service, as it transfers funds 
from their source to the program." 

Conference participants learned that most 
public institutions have supported appren- 
ticeship programs that wanted to acquire 
their own facilities so they could conduct 
hands-on training and have a greater control 
over their own programs. Pubhc institutions 
have accepted their role of being only the 
funnel through which state and federal funds 
are distributed for training purposes. 

Buy U.S. and Canadian-made products 
with the union label. 

Santa Ana Graduates 

Attendants to the Job Corps seminar convened for discussions. 

Graduates of Local 1815, SaiUa Ana, Calif, recently received 
their journeyman certificates. Scaled, from left, they are Luis 
McCormick, John Olson, David Hughes, Harvey Gradilla, and 
Brian Marsh. Standing, from left, are Bill Perry, Orange County 
District Council secretaiy-treasurer; Doyle Archer, Orange 
County District Council president: Paul Cecil, UBC representa- 
tive: Baldwin Keenan, Local 1815 president: Mike G. Lucio, 
Local 1815 business representative: and S.E. Cobs, Local 1815 
financial secrelaiy. 


It was one of the biggest in- 
ternational trade exhibitions 
ever — the 1986 International 
Machine Tool Show at Mc- 
Cormick Place, Chicago, 111., 
September 3-11. 
There were 1,400 exhibitors, 
nine miles of aisles for the 
110,000 show visitors, with one 
million square feet of exhibit 
space sold. There was almost 
enough heavy machinery 
shipped in from all over the 
world to "sink a battleship," 
according to one UBC member. 
A total of 669 carpenters 
from locals in the Chicago and 
Northeast Illinois District 
Council worked on the show. 
In addition, there were 500 
union riggers, 325 electricians, 
150 decorators, 57 plumbers, 
and 175 teamsters — an all-union 
production which took up not 
only the main exhibition area of 
McCormick Place but all of the 
display space in a new annex to 
the big facility on the lakefront. 
McCormick Place was the 
site of the United Brother- 
hood's Centennial Convention 
in 1981. It is one of the most 
spacious exhibit facilities in 
North America, and it bears a 
union label. 

Chicago Members Install Exhibits 
For Big International Trade Show 



Employers to Tough Out 
1987 Negotiations 

Employers intend to Keep up their 
increasingly aggressive bargaining at- 
titude towards unions during 1987, ac- 
cording to a survey by the Bureau of 
National Affairs. 

BNA, a private publishing company, 
said its second annual survey of em- 
ployer negotiating plans shows "no ap- 
preciable decline in employers' tough 
bargaining strategy." 

The confidential survey, entitled 
"Employer Bargaining Objectives, 
1987," is based on responses of 181 
companies with union contracts expir- 
ing in 1987, and outlines their negoti- 
ating plans. 

The "most startling find" of the sur- 
vey, which was conducted over the 
summer, is that three out of four em- 
ployers said they would consider re- 
placing their workforces to keep oper- 
ating during a strike, BNA reported. 

According to BNA, the major con- 
tract expirations in 1987 are transpor- 
tation pacts between the United Auto 
Workers and General Motors and Ford 
Motor Co. Other contracts are expiring 
in aerospace, airlines, food, health care 
service, insurance, and utilities. 

BNA said other survey findings, which 

show no appreciable differences with 
last year's survey, include these points: 

• 77% of surveyed employers are 
planning to bargain pay hikes averaging 
2% to 4% a year; 

• Nearly a third of surveyed firms 
said they will seek two-tier wage struc- 

• If employers meet their goals, they 
will do away with cost-of-living clauses 
and pattern bargaining; 

• Employers showed little interest in 
negotiating improvements in paid time 
off, job security, and insurance, and 
virtually no interest in setting up legal 
services or child care programs; 

• Health care cost containment pro- 
visions were prevalent in the contracts 
surveyed, but many employers said 
they would seek higher deductibles, and 
increased worker contributions; 

• More than 80% of surveyed em- 
ployers who said they had restrictive 
work rules reported they would try to 
relax them; 

• Nearly half the employers said they 
would be more willing to bargain pen- 
sion benefit hikes than other benefit 

Ontario Commission Denies 
Pension Withdrawals 

In a move its supervisor describes as 
unusual, the embattled Ontario Pension 
Commission has rejected one company's 
application to withdraw $35-million in sur- 
plus funds from its pension plan and told 
another to negotiate a settlement with former 
employees who oppose its attempt to get a 
$l-million refund. 

In an interview, John Kruger, the chair- 
man of the pension commission, would not 
identify the company whose application was 

He said, however, that a majority of the 
workers covered by the company's pension 
plan are in Quebec, whose laws prohibit the 
withdrawal of pension surpluses except when 
a plan is being wound up. 

"There was some question of the company 
moving [its head office] to Quebec, so ob- 
viously [it] was trying to get in under the 
wire," Kruger said. 

As for the smaller case, which has pitted 
a number of former employees of MAN ■ 
Lepper Inc. against W. J. [Bill] Sinclair, a 
businessman from Oakville, Ont., Mr. Kruger 
said: "We had written representations be- 
fore us from both Mr. Sinclair and some of 
the employees and [the latter] cast some 
very strong doubts on the viability of the 
application. . . . 

"So what we're saying is that [Mr. Sin- 
clair] cannot withdraw the surplus . . . and 

that he should get back to the employees to 
determine whether he can negotiate a settle- 
ment that is agreeable to them and to the 

Failing that, he added, the matter will be 
"forwarded for judicial review before the 

Mr. Sinclair bought MAN Lepper from 
its West German parent last July and promptly 
closed its two plants — one in the Toronto- 
area city of Scarborough, the other in Na- 
panee, west of Kingston, Ont. He folded 
their operations into those of his Canada 
Machinery Corp., which is based in Dundas, 

Despite reiterating statements he made 
that the MAN Lepper pension plan "states 
clearly that any surplus is to accrue to the 
company," not, as his opponents argue, to 
the employees, Mr. Sinclair said he was not 
surprised by the commission's move. 

One person who will be pushing Mr. 
Sinclair hard for concessions is Karl Maier, 
who was president of MAN Lepper from 
1977 to 1985 and its operations manager for 
nine years before that. 

"I have not only a personal stake, but the 
stake of the former employees who I still 
feel are my responsibility," Mr. Maier said, 
adding: "The pension fund belonged to the 
employees. It had never been considered 
anything else by the board." 

Standard Designs Couici 
Reduce Nuclear Costs 

Future nuclear plants employing stand- 
ardized designs could be built in the United 
States at a cost that is 55% or more below 
recent "best cost" experience, according to 
an Atomic Industrial Forum study group. 

With standarization, a nuclear plant au- 
thorized today could begin commercial op- 
eration in 1992 for an estimated capital cost 
of $1186 per kilowatt of capacity (current 
dollars), a report by the AIF study group 
concludes. This compares with $2650/kw for 
a custom-built plant whose costs mirrored 
1985 best cost experience and which took 
11 years (until 1997) to complete. 

If the U.S. had a standardization pogram 
in place in 1980, a nuclear plant authorized 
at that time would have reached commercial 
operation in 1986 at a capital cost of $938 
per kilowatt, the AIF report says. 

The AIF study group said such a first- 
year cost of electricity from a standardized 
nuclear power plant is believed to be com- 
petitive with, or cheaper than, any other 
energy resource for providing new electricity 
generating capacity. 

Further cost reductions could be achieved 
by reducing the construction schedule to five 
years or less, as has been achieved in other 
countries and in the U.S. in the 1960s and 
early 1970s, the AIF study group pointed 
out. The average construction time for nu- 
clear plants brought on Hne in the 1981-85 
period was 11.2 years in the U.S., versus 
5.3 years, for example, in Japan. 

Nobody's Perfect . . . 
but Unions Come Close 

Union officials are honest, hard 
working individuals, dedicated to up- 
holding the law and helping their 
members. Elections for union office 
are held regularly. In 99.9% of the 
elections studied, there was no evi- 
dence of improper conduct. 

Union officers also have a keen 
sense of protecting the member's dues. 
The Surety Association of America 
studied the insurance rates of insti- 
tutions that insured against illegal or 
negligent conduct by their officers. 
The study found that union officials 
were a significantly lower risk than 
government, business, or financial of- 
ficials. Less than 1% of unrecovered 
losses by bonding companies ($.8 mil- 
lion out of $113 million) were union 
losses. Bank losses, by contrast, were 
$45 million; business losses, $42 mil- 
lion; stockbrokers, $8.7 million. Even 
government officials lost more — $1.4 
million. More bank presidents are 
convicted of embezzlement than are 
union officials. 

So the next, time anyone claims that 
unions are corrupt, tell that person to 
compare the union record to either 
business or government. The record 
is a good one. 



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


A restoration project directed by Merle 
MuUikin, a Local 496, Kankakee. 111., mem- 
ber was honored with two statewide awards 
recently. Gov. James Thompson awarded 
Kankakee with a first prize for economic 
development and a general third place award 
for a volunteer program in its population 

Kankakee Neighborhood Housing Serv- 
ices and Kankakee Community College joined 
forces to restore a two-storied home in 
Upper Riverview, III., under the direction 
of a union carpenter and a union painter. A 
class project for KCC career education stu- 
dents, the effort involved 150 hours of vol- 
unteer labor, $27,400 in private funds, and 
$48,599 in government funds. 

KNHS is a private, nonprofit community 
housing organization. Once restoration is 
completed on a home it is sold and the profits 
rolled into the next renovation. 


Mickey Holzman, business manager for 
Local 1539, Skokie, III., has been appointed 
to the Illinois Job Training Coordinating 
Council by Governor James Thompson. The 
appointment, which was effective as of May 
1986, continues until the end of June 1987. 

The council consists of 42 members, in- 
cluding three other representatives of orga- 
nized labor, who are to advise the governor 
on the operation of programs funded by the 
Federal Job Training Partnership Act. 


The Little League in Kodiak, Alaska, 
boasts over 400 youths and 100 adult super- 
visors, making it the largest youth organi- 
zation in the city. Among the adults partic- 
ipating are representatives from Local 2162, 
Kodiak. The local has been sponsoring a 
team in the league for three years and has 
donated labor for the maintenance of ballfield 
buildings for the past two. 


The Carpenters District Council of New 
York City and Vicinity awarded 32 schol- 
arships for 1986 to sons and daughters of 
members of the New York City District 
Council. Scholarship winners are shown at 
riglit with, seated center, from left, Dis- 
trict Council President Paschal Mc- 
Guinness, UBC General President Patrick 
J. Campbell, and First General Vice Presi- 
dent Sigurd Lucassen. First District Board 
Member Joseph Lia is at far right. 

James Ellis, left, is presented the Volun- 
teer of the Year Award by William Le- 


James Ellis, a retired millwright member 
of Local 2007, Orange. Tex., has certified 
226 students in 1 1 Hunter Safety Education 
classes through a Texas Parks and Wildlife 
Department program. The volunteer instruc- 
tor was recently honored as Hunter Edu- 
cation Volunteer of the Year by the Sports- 
men's Clubs of Texas. 

Parks Department officials have nothing 
but praise for his conscientious attitude and 
dedication to increasing students' knowledge 
of wildlife conservation and natural resource 

Ellis cites hunting, shooting, and camping 
as hobbies, but teaching seems to come 
naturally to him. He attended Louisiana 
State Universtiy and completed extension 
courses at Texas A and M. Since his hon- 
orable discharge from the service after World 
War II, Ellis has taught vocational education 
in California and at Lamar College Beau- 
mont, Tex. He is currently teaching the adult 
men's class at North Orange Baptist Church 
in addition to his work with hunter's edu- 


Earl DuVall 11, president of Local 1024, 
Cumberland, Md., recently received a Bach- 
elor of Arts degree in labor studies from 
Antioch University through an external de- 
gree program at the George Meany Center, 
Silver Spring, Md. 

The college degree program, offered by 
Antioch with the George Meany Center, 
permits participants to study independently 
at home while continuing their regular union 
work. DuVall, 36, received some college 
credits for competencies gained through his 
experience in the labor movement and for 
his carpentry apprenticeship. 

Since enrolling in the program, he has 
spent one week at the beginning of each six- 
month term on campus at the George Meany 
Center meeting with counselors and attend- 
ing classes where he was introduced to 
courses of study to be pursued at home 
during the following six months. 

The George Meany Center's external de- 
gree program is open to all leaders of AFL- 
CIO affiliates. More than 140 are now en- 
rolled; 99 have graduated. 

Eail Ditvall lecenes his diploma jiom 
Isaac Hunt. Antioch School of Law dean. 


For over 27 years Mikel Crawford, a 
member of Local 91, Racine, Wise, has 
enjoyed the sport of boat racing. This year, 
during the July Fourth weekend, Brother 
Crawford won the American Power Boat 
Association's 1986 20 Modified Run-about 
classes national title. The champion was 
racing in Decauter, III., when he realized 
his goal. 



Toyota Protest 

Continued from Page 9 

was with the management of the con- 
struction project, not with the Japanese 

Inside the embassy, Japanese con- 
sular officials from cities throughout the 
United States were meeting. Their 
agenda, an embassy official confirmed, 
included a discussion of the "Japanese 
business image in this country." 

Outside, union members from Wash- 
ington and Baltimore area locals carried 
placards, chanted protests, and distrib- 
uted pamphlets explaining the dispute. 

Another building trades protest was 
held in New York on November 21, at 
the site of a meeting between the Jap- 
anese ambassador and executives of 
Japanese firms operating in the United 
States. Members of the New York City 
District Council participated in this 
Manhattan rally. 

Workers Take Jobs 

Continued from Page 3 

1982, to apply for legal status. Because 
of this, the federal government will set 
aside $1 billion a year for four years to 
reimburse state governments which 
provide public assistance, health care, 
and education to illegal aliens who gain 
legal status under the law. 

Meanwhile, the Labor Council for 
Latin American Advancement warns 
undocumented workers who are con- 
sidering utilizing the recently approved 
Immigration Reform Act that "a pre- 
mature or carelessly prepared approach 
to a government agency may seriously 
jeopardize their opportunities to be- 
come documented workers or U.S. cit- 

' 'The Immigration and Naturalization 
Service has yet to complete the process 
of drawing up the federal regulations 
under which they will administer the 
new immigration reform legislation. Until 
that process has been completed and 
the new regulations pubhshed in the 
Federal Register, there remains a con- 
siderable area of uncertainty and con- 
fusion. Undocumented workers could 
trap themselves unwittingly in a tangle 
of red tape and bureaucratic ineptness 
and indifference that might result in 
grave consequences to their chances to 
live and work legally in the United 

This is true. However, the U.S: na- 
tional civilian worker unemployment 
rate stands at 6.8%, little changed from 
what it was when President Ronald 
Reagan took office, six years ago. What 
are their chances to live and work in 
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At some time or another, almost 
every family faces the problem of taking 
care of somebody who is sick at home. 

One of the most important parts of 
the job is administering the prescribed 
medication. If that's your responsibil- 
ity, here are some hints that will help 
you and your patient. 

For every prescription medicine you 
give, you should know the following: 
what the medicine is for; how it is 
administered; the best time of day to 
give it; how much to give; which (if 
any) foods, beverages, activities, or 
other medications should be avoided; 
and how to recognize unwanted effects 
and cope with them. 

Always ask the doctor why a partic- 
ular medication is being prescribed. 
There can be numerous reasons: relieve 
pain; treat an infection; help the patient 
sleep; help remove excess fluid; control 
high blood pressure; induce muscle re- 
laxation; treat a stomach disorder; re- 
heve the symptoms of coughs and colds. 

If you know what the medicine is for, 
you can help the patient and the doctor, 
and you'll feel much more confident in 
caring for your patient. 

If you knew a medication was being 
given to induce sleep, for example, it 
would be ridiculous to awaken the pa- 
tient in the middle of the night to ad- 
minister the medicine. 

On the other hand, an antibiotic may 
have to be administered according to a 
strict schedule if its full therapeutic 
benefits are to be obtained. 

Get a notebook in which to keep a 
daily record. This is essential for your 
own peace of mind and the well-being 
of your patient. 

On the first page, write the names 
and phone numbers of the doctor, the 
pharmacy, and the hospital. Next, list 
all medications prescribed, and the times 
and dosage ordered as well as the date 
first prescribed. Then, on the following 
pages — for each day — write down the 

Medicine at Home 

medications, times, and dosage. Leave 
room for other observations we'll talk 
about next. 

On your daily record sheet, cross off 
the name of the medication after it is 



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given. If it's not taken, put a circle 
around the time. 

In the space you've left on the page, 
write down the reason why the medicine 
was not taken. Refused by the patient? 
Not retained (vomited)? Patient was 
nauseous or weeping? 

Observe the patient. Is the pain med- 
ication working? Does the patient vomit 
the medication each time it is given? 
Are there any visible side effects? Any 
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list of questions you may wish to ask. 
Also, be prepared to answer any ques- 
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carefully to the answers and write them 

The doctor is not always able to come 
to the phone immediately. But the peo- 
ple in the office are trained to answer 
many of your questions. If they can't, 
they can get the patient's chart and 
your call will be returned by the doctor 
or the nurse as soon as possible. 

Keep the patient's medications to- 
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dren and away from the patient. 

Nursing care is a tough job wherever 
and whenever it is called for, and no 
two illnesses are alike and no two pa- 
tients are alike. 

But a careful and caring attitude has 
its rewards — for you as a home nurse 
and for the patient who wants to get 

You can do a good job by remem- 
bering the "five rights of medication" — 
the right medicine, the right patient, the 
right dosage, the right time, and the 
right method of administering. 




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

IRS Offers 
Tax Assistance 

The IRS sponsors a free Volunteer Income 
Tax Assistance program in many cities, 
aiding primarily low-income or elderly dis- 
abled taxpayers. Contact IRS for further 
information. Another IRS-funded service, 
Tax Counseling for the Elderly, helps those 
in the 60s and older. 

Otherwise, if you feel you need help with- 
out relying on IRS, it's wisest to deal with 
a tax office that is open year-round, not one 
that prepares returns only at tax time. If 
there is a serious dispute over a return, 
you'll want the tax preparer available to 

Remember you're responsible even if 
someone else prepares your return. 

Should there be a major IRS challenge of 
your tax return or troubles over state or 
municipal returns, don't hesitate to go to a 
tax attorney — your costliest option but per- 
haps the safest step you can take. 

St. Louis Retiree's 
Prize-Winning Float 

First prize in the St. Louis, Mo., Carpen- 
ters District Council Labor Day parade float 
competition was captured by the members 
of Retirees Club 21, St. Louis. The hard- 
working float committee was chaired by John 
Drewer, trustee; and C. Ray Collier, presi- 
dent; Charlie Bach, vice president; Gene 
Hoppe, treasurer; Charlie Robinson, secre- 
tary; Carl Reiter, trustee; Troy Gregory, 
trustee; and Wally Jaspering built the award- 
winning float. Decorating was performed by 
Fay Drewer and Norma Jaspering. 

The prize money, $200, was added to the 
club treasury. In addition to the district 
council win, the float was named as the 
"Best Retirees" float in the Greater St. 
Louis Labor Council competition. 

Club 5 Float Paraded on Labor Day 

Retirees Club 5 members are pictured at left during the Bloomington, III., Labor Day 
parade. In the front row, from left, are Robert Lanham. Ed Madix. Leo Passmore, Earl 
Johnson, William Nance, and George Harms. In the back row, from left, are Otto 
Moews, Tonl Harms, LaVern Craig, Ruth Brooks, Robert Craig, and Lota Madix. 

At right is club member George Herms showing off the club sign after the parade. He 
was named 'carpenter of the year' at the Local 63, Bloomington, III., annual picnic last 

Social Security 
Increases 1.3% 

Social Security benefits rose 1.3%, effec- 
tive Jan. I, 1987.. The cost-of-living adjust- 
ment is based on the Consumer Price Index, 
and affects 37 million beneficiaries. 

The increase boosts the Social Security 
payment for the average retired worker from 
$482 to $488. 

Besides Social Security beneficiaries, 
COLA recipients include: 

• Supplemental Security Income recipi- 
ents, totalling about four million low-income 
aged, bhnd, and disabled persons. Maximum 
SSI benefits will go to $340 for individuals; 
for couples, $510; 

• Federal civilian and military employees 
receiving civil service and military retire- 
ment pensions; 

• Railroad Retirement recipients. The 
COLA applies only to the portion of the 
benefit linked to Social Security; 

• Low-income persons receiving veter- 
ans' pensions not based on service-con- 
nected disabilities. 

Originally, no COLA could be paid unless 

the prices rose 3% or higher. In October, 
Congress eliminated this 3% "trigger" and, 
from now on, beneficiaries will receive the 
full COLA, whatever the CPI increase. 

Chicago Heights 
Has Active Year 

The retirees of Club 40 in Chicago Heights , 
III., report many activities that kept them 
busy in 1986. Members of the group picketed 
for three months last summer against Motel 
6, which had come into the Chicago area 
and begun nonunion work. The picketing 
was coordinated by the Northeast Illinois 
District Council of Carpenters. 

A check was also donated by the club to 
a new Veterans Hospital in Manteno, 111. 

On the social side of the agenda, an annual 
picnic was organized in June and was an 
unqualified success. The following month, a 
group of 21 went off on a motorhome trip 
to Shipshewana, where they spent the day 
at a huge flea market. The annual golf outing 
was the highlight of the August calendar for 

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Retirees Club 21 members demonstrate prize-winning form. 

Some of the members of Retiree Club 40. 





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Two horseplayers at a track no- 
ticed that every time a priest made 
a sign over tine tnorse, the horse 

Next time they bet on the horse 
singled out by the priest. 

The horse came in last and they 
asked the priest, "How come?" 

The priest said, "You must be 
Protestants. You don't know the 
difference between a blessing and 
last rites." 

—Wally Kunz 
Local 964 
Rockland Co., N.Y. 



Two convicts were chatting in 
their cell follow/ing the brief visit that 
morning by the Governor of the 

"I accidently bumped into him as 
we were walking into the mess hall," 
the first convict said, "I said 'Pardon 
me, Governor,' and the Governor 
said 'Certainly.' " 

"You should have got it in writ- 
ing," his cellmate said. 


Two regular weekend residents 
of a town in Nevada happened to 
pass an Indian reservation and while 
talking to one of the natives re- 
marked about the weather. The In- 
dian said it would rain at night but 
the sun would shine for the next 
two days. Just as predicted it rained 
that evening and the sun was at its 
best for two days. Every weekend 
the vacationers would visit the same 
Indian and as usual his forecasts 
were correct. One weekend they 
were surprised to hear that the 
Indian couldn't tell them what kind 
of weather to expect. 

"You've been right for the last six 
months," remarked one of the res- 
idents "and I can't understand why 
you have struck a sudden blank." 

"It was easy up to now," replied 
the Indian, "but my radio just went 
on the fritz." 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 



Boy: "Mom, I was in a tight to- 

Mother: "What happened, son?" 

Boy: "A naughty boy called me 
a sissy." 

Mother: "And what did you do, 

Boy: "I hit him with my purse!" 


There once was a woman 

To try her hand at bass fishin'. 
She threw out her line 
But hooked her behind 
And decided to stay in her 
kitchen I —Gerry Noorman 

Local 1615 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 


"If there's anything wrong with 
me," the man told his doctor, "don't 
scare me by giving it a complicated 
scientific name. Just tell me what's 
wrong in plain English." 

"Well, to be frank," said the doc- 
tor, "you're just lazy.," 

"Thanks," sighed the patient. 
"Now give me a scientific name for 
it so I can go home and tell my 



A four-year-old boy was at the 
county fair looking at the livestock. 
Coming upon a mother pig with 
nursing piglets, he turned to his 
mother and announced, "I know 
why the mother pig is so big. They're 
blowing her up." 

— Marvin Goes.el 
Rockford, III. 



Wit: "I dreamed I was fishing on a 

deserted isle with a shapely movie 


Nit: "Well, what happened. How did 

it turn out?" 

Wit: "Great! I caught a nine-pound 




"I want a dog of which I can be 
proud," said Mrs. Newlyrich. "Does 
that one have a good pedigree?" 

"Lady," declared the kennel 
owner, "If that dog could talk, he 
wouldn't speak to either of us." 



Overheard: "How popular is he? 
He was run out of town on the 
Welcome Wagon." 






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Elmira, N.Y. — Picture No. 1 

Elmira, N.Y.— Picture No. 3 

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


Members with up to 55 years of service 
recently received pins from Local 5032. 

Picture No. 1 shows 40-year members, from 
left: John Dombroski Jr. and Robert Walker. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Willard Oakes, Donald Bement, and Armin 
H. Cilley. 

Picture No. 3 shows 3Q-year members, from 
left: Edward Galvin, Maxwell Hoose, and Marion 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members, from 
left: James Clearwater, Robert Galvin, and 
Robert Ryan. 

Picture No. 5 shows 20-year members, front 
row, from left: Armin B. Cilley, Alex Yeomans, 
Richard Wilcox, Delwood Gary, John Lighgow, 
and Fred Swartwood. 

Back row, from left: Elam Carrigan; Thomas 
Burhyte; Niles Newton; Fred Crandall; Lloyd 
Shedden; David Purcall; David Stewart, 
recording secretary; Otis Hollenbeck; Mike 
Terwilliger, President. 

Picture No. 6 shows President Terwillinger, 
left, congratulating John Domborski Jr. on his 
Golden Hammer Award for his many years of 
service as an officer and member of Local 532. 
Presenting the award is business representative 
Ed Baker. 

Also honored but not pictured were: 55-year 
member Elmer Osborne; 50-year members 
William Atkinson, John Billen, George Westlake 
and Charles Whipple; 45-year members Albert 
Boughton, Donald Brown, John DeBaradines, 
Sterling Dennison, Harry Kellogg, James 
Mahoney, Warren Mayhood, Furman Palmer, 
Carlton Smith, Hurbert Thornton, and Henry 
Warters; 40-year members Alan Cramer, 
Donald Cronkwrite, Lawrence Dunbar, Paul 
Garten, Carl Johnson, John Kauppinen, Arthur 
LaForce, Fred McConaghie, Rollie Moss, John 
Pyhtila, Basil Richardson, Francis Rohde, 
Samuel Ruggiano, John Rusczak, Walter 
Spearen, Arthur Thomas, Theodore Wardwell, 
and Herbert Wilcox; 35-year members Richard 
Benesh, Joseph Bourgeoius, George Braun, 
Orville Chapman, Frank Dombroski, William 
Griffin, Kenneth Hakes, Robert Hertel, Warren 
Inman, James Jenkins, Elwin Jennings, Arthur 
Jorgensen, John Kadar, William Kowalchik, 
Samuel Lindblad, Salvator Moffe, Reino Pyhtila, 
Charles Smith, Arthur Sweeny, Paul Terwilliger, 
William Tinker, and Wilmot Welliver; 30-year 
members Carl Gunshaw, Harold Jenkins, John 

Elmira, N.Y.— Picture No. 2 


Elmira, N.Y.— Picture No. 4 

Elmira, N.Y. — Picture No. 5 

C. Mace Jr., Ralph Mohlar, Gerson Pfaff, 
Michael Polovick, Arthur Shadduck, and Garrett 
Shuart;25-year members James Davis, Charles 
Deals, Gerald Flora, Delbert Henson, Lauri 
Koski, Carl Kriston, James Lindblad, Richard 
Lisano, Craig Mosher, Raymond Sauter, 
Frederick Taylor, and Joseph Viselli; and 20- 
year members Archie Anstey, Raymond Bagley, 
Walter Bunce, Donald Carlyle, Roger Cornish, 
Duane Fay, Andrew Gotham, Richard Hancock, 
Maurice Hughes, Jerry Lindblad, Frank 
Longwell, William Mangan, Ira Matejka, Philip 
Munson, Leo Taber, Lloyd Taylor, Raymon 
VanZile, James Walle, and Gene Wilcox. 

Elmira, N.Y.— Picture No. 6 


Robbin Russell, Local 77, pictured left, is 
congratulated for 65 years of service by Joseph 
Gasperino, right, president of the local. 
(Russell was misidentified in an eartier photo 
from the local.) 

Port Chester, N.Y. 



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Tucson, Ariz.-^Picture No. 1 

Tucson, Ariz. — Picture No. 2 

Tucson, Ariz. — Picture No. 4 

Tucson, Ariz. — Picture No. 5 


At the 85th anniversary dinner of Local 857 
at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, 
service pins w/ere awarded to long-time 
members of the United Brotherhood. UBC 
General President Patrick J. Campbell and 
Arizona State District Council Executive 
Secretary John F. Greene were present to 
congratulate the members receiving awards. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: 50-year 
member Walter Johantgen, President Campbell, 
25-year member Ruben L. Moreno, and 
Secretary Greene. 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Secretary Greene, Darrell Young, Wayne 
Adams, George Pierce, John Craven, and 
President Campbell. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Adolph Hauser, Leon Countryman, George 
Stevens, Financial Secretary Ed Charvat, Henry 
Avenente, Manny Felix, President Campbell, 
Secretary Greene, Manny Ramirez, Ramon 
Vasquez, and Luis Mikesell. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: M.J. Meyer, Al Martinez, Fred Gebelle, 
Peter Klein, George Anastopolous, Harold 
Fleury, Art Ramirez, Don McRoberts, Paul 
Whitman, Joseph O'Malley, President 
Campbell, Oscar Truex, Secretary Greene, John 
Pfeffer, John Wagman, Business Manager Don 
Fornear, and Charles Taylor. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Duane Jenness, Alfred Valles, Earl Kreck, 
George Stecker, Robert Williams, Joe Fife, 
President Campbell, W.J. Wightman, Secretary 
Greene, and Everett Grey. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Stanley Cashmere, Ignacio Hermosillo, 
Melvin Fenimore, Jerry Lafferty, Clifford 
Turpen, and Louis Phillips. 

Picture No. 7 shows 20-year members, from 
left: James Ricks, Henry Blayda, Oscar 
Jaramillo, President Campbell, and Secretary 

Tucson, Ariz. — Picture No. 6 

Tucson, Ariz. — Picture No. 7 



Decatur, Ala. — Picture No. 1 

Decatur, Ala. — Picture No. 4 

Decatur, Ala. — Picture No. 2 

Decatur, Ala.— Picture No. 6 

Decatur, Ala.— Picture No. 3 


Local 1274 recently honored members with 
25 through 50 years of Brotherhood service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Burton Suite, Arlon Duboise, L. B. 
Williams, and David Smith. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Vernon Patton, James Fowler, 
Malcolm Moore, Ralph Fleming, William 
Loggins, and Jack Sandlin. 

Back row, from left: Willard Coffey, Paul 
McGuire, R. H. Clay, Everett Aday, Floyd 
Woodall, Wyman Warren, Davis McRight, Hollis 
Bates, and Stanton Morris. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members front 
row, from left: William Parker, G. B. Vines, 
James Duboise, and Flur Berryman. 

Back row, from left: Phil Morris, William 
King, Carl Stevenson, R. H. Clay, Bobby 
Runge, and Almon White. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members from 
left: George Wade, Melvin Smith, Robert 
Williams, Joe Loggins, Billy Haddock, and 
Juddie Chandler. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: Paul Johnson, Paul Pitts, W. N. 
Locke, and J. C. Hamaker. 

Back row, from left: Raymond Reagin, 
William-Parker, Virgil Snoddy, J.O. Holderfield, 
Howard Rutherford, Carl Parker, M.R. Sims, 
and R. H. Clay. 

Picture No. 6 shows Willard Nichols, 
business agent, left, and R. H. Clay, 
international representative, right, presenting a 
plaque commemerating his 50 years In the UBC 
to Lee Dendy. 

Decatur, Ala. — Picture No. 5 



Local 434 recently held a dinner and pin 
presentation ceremony honoring 25, 50, and 60 
year members. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members with 
two officers of Local 434, from left: William G. 
Beemsterboer, president; Theodore Musil; 
Robert Krause Sr.; Charles Lester; Patrick L. 
Nelson, business representative. 

Picture No. 2 shows 50-year member 
Andrew Jacobs. 

Picture No. 3 shows 50-year member Marvin 

Also honored but not pictured were: 25-year 
members Raymond Dahlman, Warren Meier, 
Henry Grabowski, Richard Josephitis, Arthur 
Provis, and Michael Steger; 50-year members 

Adam Engelman, Walter Jellema, G. Ben 
Wiggen, and John Slebos; and 60-year 
members Hilding Westman and Gunnard 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 



Santa Ana, Calif. 

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Members of Local 1815 with 25 years of 
service to the Brotherhood were recently 
honored by Local 1815. 

Pictured, seated, fronn left: Roland Cook, 
Enrique Pena, Ted Rytel, Ruben Aburto, Ralph 
Aguilar, Richard Giardini, Robert Matthews, 
William N. Harris, Perry Garnett, and Kurt 

Standing, from left: Frank Doran; Larry 
Kirsch; Gary Cochran; Arturo Lavenant; Reuben 
L. Rattai; William H. Reimer; Doyle Archer, 
Orange County District Council president; Paul 
Cecil, UBC representative; Bill Perry, Orange 
County District Council secretary-treasurer; 
Mike G. Lucio, Local 1815 business 
representative; Baldwin Keenan, Local 1815 
president; Eugene 0. Pearson; Bill Roslington; 
and S. E. Cobb, Local 1815 financial secretary. 

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Picture No. 1 


Members with 25 and 50 years of 
membership in the UBC were recently honored 
by Local 74. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: James E. Lacey, Wm. Hershall 
Smith, Wilburn N. North, Roy T. Ewton, Jameg 
L. Thomason, and Jack Brogdon. 

Second row, from left: Donald K. Henry; 
Ronald D. Henry; Hillard V. Wall; David F, 

Abbott; Glenn L. Smith; Verlon R. Young; E, 
Lee Tullis; R. H. Clay, general representative; 
Tommy S. Jenkins, president; and George L. 
Henegar, general representative. 

Third row, from left: Roy L. Swell, business 
representative; and Howard F. Gray, business 
representative emeritus. 

Picture No. 2 shows 50-year members, from 
left: William D. Orr, Roland P. Hill, J.J. 

Co., Mass. — 
Picture No. 1 

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Picture No. 2 


Local 260 recently held an outing where 
service pins for 25 through 45 years of 
membership were presented. 

Picture No. 1 shows George Bushika, local 
president; Charles Revord, business 
representative; Bill Blanchard, 40-year member; 
Alan LaFleur, 40-year member; Larry Deno, 40- 
year member; Arminio Zucco, 48-year member; 
and Richard Hynes, 45-year member. 

Picture No. 2 shows, from left; 34-year 
member Charles Revord; 33-year member Joe 
Santora; 36-year member Donald Primmer; 33- 
year member Michael Baluk; 35-year member 
John P. Higgins; 30-year member Frank 
D'Agostino; and 35-year members Ken Streeter, 
Frank Nolan, and Bob O'Boyle. 

Picture No. 3 shows 25-year members, 
from left: Robert Lefaver, Harold Finn, Robert 
O'Hearn, Brian Mochon, Frank Casino, 
and Norman C. Gwara. 

Berkshire Co., Mass. — Picture No. 2 

Berkshire Co., Mass. — Picture No. 3 


N. Brighton, Pa.— Picture No. 1 

N. Brigliton, Pa.— Picture No. 2 

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N. Brighton, Pa.— Picture No. 3 


Local 422 recently held a service awards 
banquet where long-standing members were 
presented with pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows, front row, from left: 
45-year member Tom Hosack, 50-year member 
Carl Hodge, and 45-year member Anthony 

Back row, from left: 45-year members Jack 
Miller, Wilbert Huffman, and Udell Gallagher. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Espy Spencer, Mike Skrabut, 
and Bucky Bucuren. 

Back row, from left: Clarence Black, Ray 
Sullivan, and Calvin Strieker, Jr. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Warren Grimm, international 
representative; Charles W. Trgovav, business 
representative; Walter Cochran; and Wallace 

Back row, from left: Robert Dierdorf, William 
Vular, Darrell Sheets, Paul Grimes, George 
Mason, Stanley Trzinski, and George Stancik. 

Picture No. 4 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Lee Weigel, Clarence 
Clendenning, James Hodge, and James 

Middle row, from left: Jack Senior, Robert 
Bruce, James Jones, Robert Wright, and James 

Back row, from left: Robert Lodovico, 
William Puz, and Edgar Snyder. 

Picture No. 5 shows 25-year members, 
including: Ed Senior, Mack Styles, and Jack 


Gunnar Berglind recently 
received special recognition 
from Local 1105 for his 60 
years of service to the UBC. 

N. Brighton, Pa.— Picture No. 5 

Ashville, Ala. 


Marquette, Mich.— Picture No. 2 

Marquette, Micli. — Picture No. 4 


Local 958 recently held a pin presentation 
ceremony at Northern Michigan University in 
honor of members with 20 to 50 years of 
service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, front 
row, from left: Lawrence DeGrave, Donald 
Magnuson, and John Miljour. 

Back row, from left: Frederick Jay Parent, 
John Raymer, and Frank White. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Tauno Alasimi, Fred Alderton, 
Edward Anderson, Louis Blondeau, Henry 
Burgers, and Warren Contois. 

Back row, from left: Darrel Dhaene, Loren 
Gies, Arthur Hill, Jack Korpi, and Reino 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Donald E. Johnson, Waino Karl, 
Matt Kokko, and James Lahti. 

Back row, from left: William John Letts, 
John Matthews, and Richard Proksch. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Wilho Aho, Rudolph Ballo, 
Leslie Korpi, Matthew Lindfors, Louis 
Maraccini, and Roland Peterson. 

Back row, from left: Arne Seppala, Terrence 
Seymour, Clement Soldenski, Carl Sawanson, 
Edward Therrian, Wilho Tuominen, George 
Weber, and A. Dale Williams. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Dale Olive, Lon Carr, John 
Walter Johnson, and Eino Luokkala. 

Picture No. 6 shows 45-year members 
receiving congratulations, from left: Business 
Agent Mike Donnelly congratulates Elmer 
Anderson; Leo Tourtillott receives 

Marquette, Mich.— Picture No. 6 

congratulations from Committee Chairman Art 

Receiving pins but not present for pictures 
were 20-year members Norman Abramson, 
Emil Anderson, Douglas Harder, James Kangas, 
Waino Prusi, Charles Sandstrom, John Aper, 
Donald Bottesi, Howard James Ellis, Raymond 
Finnela, George Fisher, Stanley Hintsala, 
Andrew Keliin, Thomas Kelly, Joseph Kowalski, 
Chester Kusmitch, Leo Laitenen, Louis Arthur 
Lee, Clark Lucas, John Macurio, Wilfred 
Mannisto, Elson Merrill, Earl Mott, Burnell 
Nelson, Clark Nelson, John Niemi, Vernon 
Niemi, Arthur Nyland, J. Robert Olsen, Lester 
Perkins, Frank Phelan, Robert Pozniak, H. Ray 
Reynolds, Lloyd Rhino, Darrel! Richards, 
Theodore Ruleford, Leo Ruona, Toivo Seppala, 
Birt Solomon, Charles Vartti, Walford 
Waananen, and Robert Wagner; 25-year 
members Edward Ahlgren, Edward Antilla, 
Clarence Beauchamp, Nick Borvich, Arthur 
Carlson, Alton Carter, Francis Croasdell, Walter 
Girardi, Jarl Hintsala, Eino Jaakola, Roy 

Johnson, Robert Kellog, Henry Hiiskila, Robert 
Larson, Dallas Little, James Marshall, George 
Mattila, James McCaig, Donald Menard, George 
Michaud Sr., John Moddie, Edmund Nault, 
Elmont Quick, Francis Reiten, Robert Reiten, 
Walter Seppanen, Walford Silverstone, William 
Snail, William E. Smith, Richard Sorenson, 
Dewayne Stebbin, Damos Stetter, and Carl S. 
Ongie; 30-year members Howard Longhurst, 
James Anderson, Floyd Beaudry, Joseph 
Brazeau, Aryin Briggs, Walter Carlson, Michael 
Chapman, James Dault, Siguard Engstrom, 
Milton Erickson, Harvey Grismer, Vernon 
Gumm, Georyle Halvorson, Charles Holley, 
Everett Jackson, Gordon Jacobson, Spencer 
Johnson, Leo Kanerva, Waine Kangas, Ronald 
Kielinen, Everette Larson, Oliva Makinen, Max 
Margoni, Joseph Meyers, Reino Niemela, Arvid 
Salo, John Simonetti, Anton Stachowicz, Harold 
Stolen, David Vanderlin, and Cecil Wickman; 
35-year members John Harder, John Kangas, 
Raymond Beaton, Richard Absolon, Alfred 
Antonetti, William Barkkari, Carl Berglund, 
Walter Bray, Bernard Chiamulera, Ardee 
Fauitersack, James Grieg, Leo Heikkila, Eugene 
Hill, Toiro Lahti, Alfred Larson, Reams Larson, 
Eino Maki, Orville Mitchell, Onnie Nummela, 
Wilber Nye, Kenneth Sheldon, Leonard Sikkila, 
Charles Syrjanen, Adolph Takela, Edward 
Therrian, Roland White, and Joseph Znorski; 
40-year members Fred Brisson, Adolph Reira, 
Francis Garceau, Wiljo Hautamaki, Charles 
Holcomb, Robert Johnson, Reino Laine, Emil 
Larson, Albert Leppanen, Harris Oust, Robert 
Seybold, Hugo Sumen, and Karl Welsh; and 
50-year members Alt Carlson and Ross 


Four members, Edward Kuehl, Henry F. 
Schneider, Conrad Stark, and John 
Zimmerman, pictured, recently received 50-year 
pins and a commemorative plaque from Local 
344. The plaques were presented by the local's 
president, Ray Meidenbauer. 



The following list of 614 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1,040,046.55 death claims paid In Oct. 1986, (s) following 
name In listing indicates spouse of members. 

Local Union. Cirs' 







Cincinnati, OH— Peter Galio. 
Davenport, lA — Fern Blesse (s). 
St. Louis, MO — Alvin F. Vontalge, Emil Schmidt, 
Lawrence P. Dufaux. 

Minneapolis, MN — David Slechla. Ernest Anderson, 
Reuben L. Ness. 

Philadelphia, PA — Harry Berge, John Lichtwark, 
Joseph F. Weber. 
Buffalo, NY— Richard Banks Sr. 
Chicago, IL — Michael C. McShane. 
Syracuse, NY — Harriet M. Gapski (s). 
Chicago, IL — Francis Wenderski, Louis Kress, Louis 

Hackensack, NJ — Gunnar T. Anderson, Loretta 
Ackerman (s). Marion Sabino (s), Newell Pratt. 
Springfield, IL — Ernest Langford, Theodore F. Ev- 
ans Jr. 

New York, NY — Edward Boudreau. 
San Francisco, CA— Alice L. Samples (s), Carnie 
Harry Hartman, Roland Musante. 
Central, CT — John Gleason, William Powers. 
Los Angeles, CA — OIlie Brenson Wray. 
Missoula, MT— Carl H. Carlson, Merschel C. Du- 

Oakland, CA — Velma Josephine Freilas {s). 
Oakland, CA— Adelyne E. Gilmore (s), Carl A. 
Binder, Ivar Lundberg, Thurman Wade. 
Boston, MA — Vincent Palmer. 
San Francisco, CA — Elden C. Eddy. Pedro Cobo. 
Hartford, CT — George Cornier 
Champaign & Urbana, IL — Alberl D. Rogers 
St. Louis, MO — Washington I. Goza Jr. 
Lowell, MA — John A. Mahar. 

Knoxville, TN — Anna Mae Knight (s), Byron C. 
Kelly, Lonnie Knighl. 

Boston, MA — Albert O. Crowell, Louis G. Bertucci. 
White Plains, NY — Louis J. Marsico Jr. 
Denver, CO— Anna Cordelia Randall (s). 
Boston, MA — Alfred Gardner. 
Chicago, IL — Claus Gabrielson, Jeannie Mae Naffin 

Kansas City, MO — Conrad J. Eriksen, Frank Peak, 
Jerry W. Gatten. Ora R. Ackerman. 
Bloominglon, IL — Wanda Jane Sandage (s). 
Louisville, KY — Joseph Romuel Durbin. Richard Lee 

Boston, MA— Clayton A. Nicholls, ErnesI W. Detl- 

Fort Smith, AR— Atha Delois Berdan (s). 
St. Louis, MO — Earl A. Lowrance. Esther 1. Bal- 
estreri (s). 

Chicago, IL — Bard H. Valvatne. George Magnet. 
Henning Bergstrom. Vytaulas Zemaitis. 
Halifax, NS, CAN— Elmer Sedley Kent. 
St. Paul, MN— Philip Charles Nelson. 
Mobile, AL — Charlie T. Wiggins. George W. Car- 
leton Jr. 

Evansville, IN — Carl L. Koenig, William L. Paul. 
Ottawa, Ont., CAN — Alphonse Goulel, Claire Four- 
nier(s), Emery Mayer. 

Providence, Rl — Angelo Lanzi, EmmaThibeaull (s), 
Evelyn Marie Newton (s). Frederick Ford, Peter 
Tanzi, Rene Robillard, Waller Yehle. 
Spokane, WA — Benjamin Renner. 
Baltimore, MD — Edgie Misler. Edward J. Bewley, 
Thomas L. Davis. 

Oakland, CA — Claude Complon, Janice M. Hon (s). 
Verl Deen Yingling. 

Dayton, OH — James L. McMillen. Joseph H. Schnei- 
der. Lermon Poe. William F. Carpenter. 
Cleveland, OH— John J. McGralh. 
Worcester, MA — John Piolrowski, Viola H. Burdulis ■ 

Springfield, MA — Urbain Letendre. 
St. Joseph, MO — Everett E. Hoffman. 
Butte, MT— John P. Shea. 

East Detroit, MI— Aida B. Barterian (s), Charles E. 
Wood, Walter Vincent. 

Bay City, MI— Emanuel A. Erikson, Robert W. 

Detroit, MI — Dominic Caputo. George Sands, Ken- 
neth L. Pascoe, Lionel Steed, Thomas E. Hamill. 
Vineland, NJ — John W. Fowler, Solomon Ostroff. 
Broward-County, Fl^Paul V. Bales. Roberta A. 
Matis (s). 

Miami, FL — Catherine F. Prussiano (s), Edna Susan 
Cornwell (s). Mary C. Enyart (s), Vernon Drawdy, 
Wiley C. Tiplon. 

Palm Beach, FL— Allan A. Cameron. Royal Molli- 
neaux. Jr. 

New York, NY— George H. Robinson, Henry Ryan, 
Kavin B. Hunter, Nick McKee. 
Pittsburgh, PA— Peler Crissman. 
Macon, GA — Gladys T. Edwards (s). Oscar D. Toler. 
Tarrvtown, NY— Frank Belargc. 
Plainfield, NJ— Gladys I, Smolinski (s). 
Rock Island, IL — Marcel M. Vundcwalle. 
Younf;.stown, OH^ — Eugene Dalesandro, George L. 

Joliet, IL — Ludwig Gosack. 

Salt Lake City, l)T— Larae C. Harding (s), Lester 
Brough, Meretda R. McBride (s), Thale N. Cowan. 
St. Louis, MO—Hugh E. Funk. 

Local Union. City 

185 St. Louis, MO— Hugh E. Funk. 

186 Steubenville, OH— James P. Chemnitz. 

198 Dallas, TX— Harvey J. McDonald, Ivy Henry How- 

199 Chicago, IL — Dewey H. Phillippe, Mary Smiljanick 

200 Columbus, OH — George McCreary Jr., S. Jalmari 

203 Poughkeepsie, NY— Walter O. West, William Man- 

fredi, Sr. 
210 Stamford, CT— Julius Orto. Patricia Albrizio (s), 

Salvatore Coviello. 
213 Houston, TX— Johnnie M. White 
215 Lafayette, IN— Dessie B. Erskin. Pearl G. Britton 

218 Boston, MA— Charles O. Hartman. 
223 Nashville, TN— James Noble Gunn. 
225 Atlanta, GA — Henry E. McLendon. Oliver Gaines 

Capes, Ralph C. Paulette. 
232 Fort Wayne, IN— Mary Pool (s). 

246 New York, NY — Pasquale Marino. 

247 Portland, OR— Charles W. Runyan, William Brad- 
ley, William S. Ferguson. Jr. 

248 Toledo, OH— Robert Dielman. 

250 Waukegan, IL — Robert Robertson Jr. 

255 Bloomingburg, NY — Fred Abplanalp. 

257 New York, NY— Arne Sorly, Carl Carlson. 

259 Jackson, TN— Alvin L. Durbin. 

261 Scranton, PA — John Paulishak, William J. Hartman. 

262 San Jose, CA — Felecia Fotopoulos (s). 

264 Milwaukee, WI — Emil Lifke. 

265 Saugerties, NY — George Manda, Gertrude Austin 

272 Chicago Hgt., Il^Philip E. Rupp. 
278 Watertown, NY— Verle Goutreniout. 

286 Great Falls, MT— Leo Becker. 

287 Harrisburg, PA — George Dimoff. Horst F. Zimmer- 

302 Huntington, WV— Dallas M. Trainer. 
314 Madison, WI — Harry Droster. 

319 Roanoke, VA— Helen Lucille Kelley (s), Henry O. 

320 Augusta, ME — Bernice Eleanor Barbeau (s), Gary 
Lee Landry. 

323 Becon, NY— Suzanne Ricottilli (s). 

324 Waco. TX— Jessie O. T. Earle. 

329 Oklahoma City, OK— John Theo Turner. 

334 Saginaw, MI — Juan Martinez. 

335 Grand Rapids, MI — Patricia Stephens (s). 

342 Pawtucket, RI— George A. Breault. 

343 Winnipeg, MB, CAN — Caroline Marie Rasmussen 
(s), Joan Beth Berrie (s), Josef Schlaug, Ted Hofto, 
Torstein Nelson Roisum. 

345 Memphis, TN— Lula Belle Davis (s), Paul E. Todd. 
361 Duluth, MN — Einar Jensen. 

369 N. Tonawanda, NY — Emerson Eva. 

370 Albany, NY— John David Bugarin, Robert D. Herb, 
Salvatore Dibacco. 

372 Lima, OH— Carolyn L. Alstaetter (s). 

374 Buffalo, NY— Branche Bowman. 

379 Texarkana, TX— Norman E. Rankin. 

387 Columbus, MS — Herman Hugh Southern. 

393 Camden, NJ — Frank J. Walinski, Rosario Archetta. 

400 Omaha, NB— Elmer E. Demoret, Sterling H. Plugge, 

Vernon W. Johnson. 
404 Lake Co, OH — Albert L. Adolphsen, John Eugene 

410 Ft. Madison & Vic, lA— Roy T. Lair. 
413 South Bend, IN — Guy A. Fox, Samuel I. Hamman 

417 St. Louis, MO— Michael T. Aleto Sr. 
433 Belleville, IL — Louis L. Ruser. 
452 Vancouver, BC, CAN— Patrick Keegan, Wilbrod 


454 Philadelphia, PA— Harold W. Kuhn. 

455 Somerville, NJ— RoUin Wellborn. 

470 Tacoma, WA — Edward Kjeliesvik, Henry Colcla- 

sure, Ida M. Games (s), Kenneth Folven, Pete Post. 
472 Ashland, KY— Dewey Arnett. 
480 Freeburg, Il^Gottlieb Busch. 
483 San Francisco, CA — Alvin J. Adams. 
494 Windsor, Ont, CAN— Dorothy Hazel Ross (s). 
500 Butler, PA — Anne Theresa Scaramuzzo (s). 
513 Pt. Albcrine, BC CAN— Rosabelle Adelaide Har- 

greaves (s). 
518 Sistcrville, WV — Anthony Shields, Estaleen Marie 

Jones (s). 
522 Durham, NC — David Washington Adams. 
531 New York, NY — Joseph Mule, Thomas Bieniek. 
535 Norwood, MA — Grank Griswold. 
542 Salem, NJ— Hildreth Noble, 
562 Everett, WA — Louis Hudon. Markus Johansen. 
586 Sacramento, CA — Al J. Burkart, Ernest E. Dralle, 

Farrell Bascom, Peter Philips. Robert Fritzler, Selma 

A. Makiney (s). 
600 Lehigh Valley, PA — Emma Beatrice Vallerschamp 

(s), John Kuzmiak, Marshall Neipert. Ruth C. Evan- 

ochick (s). 
608 New York, NY— Mary Teresa Leddy (s). Michael 

G. Murphy, Michael Joseph Carron. 
610 Port Arthur, TX— James Floyd Self. Ura Haslie 

Cole (s). Wyatt G. Ware. 
613 Hampton Roads, VA— Carl B. Wyrick. Don F. Hobbs, 

Local Union, City 
















Herman O. Hackney, Mary Margaret Kucharski (s), 
Roscoe C. Stallings. 

Madison, NJ — Arthur Seaquist. Herbert Demarest. 
Atlantic County, NJ — Ralph B. Somers. 
Brockton, MA — Reginald Morency. 
Manchester, NH — Denis F. Magher. 
Jacksonville, FL — Jean F. Brown (s) 
Madison & Granite Citv, IL — John Sidney Griffin. 
Millinocket, ME— George W. Wilson Sr. 
Amarillo, TX— Vevel L. Kimbrell. 
Palo Alto, CA— Alexander H. McCullough. 
Little Rock, AR— William Otho Holter. 
Covington, KY— Clem B. Schwabe. 
Long Beach, CA— Ruth Giberti (s) 
Baton Rouge, LA— Edward D. Wold Sr. 
Los Angeles, CA — Robert Wood. 
Salt Lake City, UT— Cecil F. Prier. 
Mansfield, OH — Avery J. Hoeflich, Thomas Miller. 
Cincinnati, OH — Fred E. Finke, Thomas Sauer. 
Bakersfield, CA— Fletcher G. Hallstrom. 
Honolulu, HI — Crispin Dela Cruz, Edward Lee, 
George C. M. Lee, Masami Ifuku, Masayuki Ar- 
akaki, Munemitsu Gakiya, Robert Sueo Higuchi, 
Shunzo Sunaoka. 

Santa Rosa, CA — Edgar J. Schuette, Frank W. 
Speak, Kenneth Caven. 

Shreveport, LA — Jackson A. Ross, Mary Lepoint 
Rains (s), Robert Edwards. 
Yakima, WA— Archie B. Carroll. 
Princeton, NJ — Stephen C. Margemm. 
Dixon, IlJ— Lloyd Stabenow. 
Springfield, NJ— Richard W. Roder. 
Santa Cruz, CA— Elizabeth J. Willis (s). 
Beatrice, NE— Gertrude M. Keller (s). 
Des Plaines, IL — Adam Walker Neely, Edward Des- 
mith, Gerald F. Krucek. 

Canoga Park, CA — George A. Reyer, Harold Wel- 
lington. Merlin C. Gentle. 

Clifton Heights, PA— Leroy Campbell, Robert N. 

Lethbdge Alta, CAN — Andrew A. Thompson. 
San Bruno, CA — Eddie Rainey, Edward A. Drum- 
mond, William Rivaist. 
Hopkins, MN — Archie J. Vetter. 
Brooklyn, NY — Alfred Rosa. Joseph Payne. 
Jacksonville, IL — Elmer Dale Logsdon. 
Los Angeles, CA — Jess R. Bradshaw. 
Tulsa, OK— Zebbie Eldora Dunn (s). 
San Bernardino, CA — Albert L. Sossman. 
Marquette, MI — Robert Wollney. 
Reno, NV — Donal O. Nason, George H. Bush. 
Wichita Falls, TX— Maurice E. Whitehili, Robert 
Allen Foshee. 

Petaluma, CA — Arthur G. Lindberg, Robert James 

Royal Oak, MI — Anthony Potemski, Shirley Leem- 
huis (s). 

Warren, PA — Hilber Adams. 
Parsons, KS— Claude Ellis, Walter D. Lee. 
Chicago, IL — Addone Demarchi. 
Province of Ontario — Paul M. Menard. 
Plattsburgh, NY— Jerome B. Felton. 
Gary, IN — Robert E. Nowacki. 
Philadelphia, PA — Alessandfo Ferrara. 
Lincoln, NE— Buena J. Barclay (s), Harold F. Sher- 

Santa Barbara, CA — Earl W. Crown, Orville E. 

Salem, OR— Carl Carter. 
Port Huron, MI— Rex E. Chappel. 
Eau Claire, WI — Morris Oleson. 
Phoenix, AZ — Albert N. Alexander, David K. Terry. 
Rosemary Cran (s). 

Bismarck Mandn, ND — Edward Barnhardl, Martin 

Glencove, NY — Rudolph N. Aufiero. 
Albany Corvallis, OR— Ole K. Iverson. 
Baton Rouge, LA — Antonio Scavone, Augustine Cir- 
cello, Henry C. Nolan, Joann Thornton (s), Ralph 
W. Schenk. 

Detroit, MI— Billie J. Woods. William R. Ward. 
Woodlawn, AL — Joseph T. Evans, Ruby McGowan 
Berglind (s). 

Cleveland, OH — Nicholas Lane, Richard Olsen. 
Visalia, CA — Celia Turrey, Clifford Jansen. Isabell 
Jane Morrison (s). 

San Bernardino, CA — Norma Jean Thompson (s). 
Los Angeles, CA — Pierre P. Mandotte. 
Ml. Kisco, NY — Thomas Verzeni. 
Toledo, OH~Terry T. Mikolas. 
San Pedro, CA— Carl Christianson. William S. Wood. < 
La Crosse, WI — Donald J. Secord, Lloyd Gleason. 
Seattle, WA— Howard Bruce Wise. 
Olympia, WA — Alvin S. Schumaker. 
San Francisco, CA — Robert A. Duncan, William L. 

Yuma, AZ — Ramon Daniel. 
New York. NY—Albert Kofler. 
Billings, MT— William L. Coffin. 
Fargo. ND — Anthony T. Huebncr. 
Chicago, II. — Gertrude Nugent (s). 
Pensacola, FL — John H. McNair. 
Charleston, WV— Nancy U. Selbe (s). William W. 



Local Union. City- 

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Local Union, City 

Winebrenner. 1507 
1216 Mesa, AZ — Sherman Hammond. 

1222 Medford, NY— Dorothy Calamieilo (s). Stanley 1509 

Macksel. 1512 

1235 Modesto, CA— Christian Nielsen. Lester D. Skaggs. 1522 

1240 Oroville. CA— Charles N. Schaffer. 1529 

1251 N. Weslmnstr, BC CAN— Peter Sarnoske. 1532 

1266 Austin, TX— Charhe Grohmann. 1533 

1274 Decatur, AI^Mable Romine (s). Robert L. Moore. 1535 

1277 Bend, OR— Ronald E. Rodman. 1536 

1280 Mountain View, CA— Kelly L. Seger. Richard C. 1565 

Hise. 1571 

1296 San Diego, CA— Edward T. Gootee. Robert E. 1587 

Rowland. 1592 

1300 San Diego, CA— Guillermo C. Prado, Hugh Mc- 1595 

Dugill. 1596 

1303 Port Angeles, WA— Walter Archibald. 1597 

1305 Fall River, MA— Alfred Lewis, Avis McCarthy (s). 1598 
1307 Evanston, IL — Edward Henning. 

1311 Dayton, OH— Robert E Booher. Jr. 1615 

1319 Albuquerque, NM — James G. Bell, Newman Smith 1632 

Peery. Raymond K. Lawyer. 1650 

1325 Edmonton Alta, CAN— Bent Harald Leth. Carl My- 1665 

kietowich. Joseph Kuehn. 1673 

1329 Independence, MO — Floyd A. Lancaster, William 1685 

E. Maples. 

1333 State College, PA— Joseph Leskovan. 1689 

1334 Baytown, TX— Mary McDonald (s). 1691 
1345 Buffalo, NY— Charles Steiner. 1707 
1351 Leadville, CO— Margaret Mary Ewing (s). 1723 
1363 Oshkosh, WI— Gertrude Eleanor Helmuth (s). 1733 
1365 Cleveland. OH— Joe Tekavec. 

1388 Oregon City, OR— Ernest John Link. Kazuo Ka- 1750 


1396 Golden, CO— Lawrence W. Blair. Melvin E. Slaugh- 1752 

ter. 1772 

1402 Richmond, VA— Carman Milton Hall. 1780 
1405 Halifax, NS, CAN— Edward G. Kelly. 

1407 San Pedro, CA.— Odilon H. Cortez. 1795 

1408 Redwood City, CA— Mary Broughton (s). 1797 
1418 Lodi, CA— Lee Vestal Sullivan. 

1428 Midland, TX— Lee C. Lawdermilk. 1806 

1437 Compton, CA— Eugene Boudreau. Parley W. Elmer. 1815 
1454 Cincinnati, OH— Clyde A. Witt, William Mason Jr. 

1456 New York, NY— Edward Pagan, Fritz Dehn, John 1822 

Dyrness Sr., Joseph M. Bonavito, William R. John- 1823 

son. 1831 

1463 Omaha, NE— Marie A. Kramolisch (s). 1837 

1471 Jackson, MS— Wendell Ray Wynne. 1839 

1478 Redondo, CA— Rene E. Levesque. 1845 

1485 La Porte, IN— Dorothy E. Pliske (s). 1846 
1487 Burlington, VT — Alfred N. Davis, Lionel Ledoux. 

1506 Los Angeles, CA— John R. Fink. 1849 

El Monte, CA — Coa Forsythe Sirola (s), Elza Moo- 
neyham, Mabel M. Roberts (s). 
Miami, FL — Esary F. demons. 
Blountville, TN — Berlha Hixson (s), James B. Estep. 
Martel, CA — Raymond H. Foster. 
Kansas City, KS— Bruce J. McCullough. 
Anacortes, WA — Robert E. Korn. 
Two Rivers, WI — Joseph J. Barta. 
Highland, IL — Fred L. Immer. 
New York. NY — Alfred Andrews. Natele Tenaglia. 
Abilene, TX — Billie Idalene McAlister (s). 
East San Diego, CA — Alfred Vestergaard. 
Hutchison, K^— Lynn A. Bunge. 
Sarnia, Ont., CAN — Violet Carver (s). 
Montgomery County, PA — Mary A. Slody (s). 
St. Louis, MO— Roy E. Butery Sr. 
Bremerton, WA — Wayne E. McCabe. 
Victoria, BC. CAN— Gerald Margaret R. Zalopski 
(s). Die Jacobson. Richard D. Weirmier. 
Grand Rapids, MI — Dorothea E. Lindley (s). 
S Luis Obispo, CA — Michael Morris. 
Lexington, KY — Ira Edwards. 
Alexandria, VA — Marjorie O. Embrey (s). 
Morganton. NC — Claude A. Owens. 
Melbourne-Daytona Beach, FL — Emory S. Edwards. 
Zella Louise Greene Young (s). 
Tacoma, WA — Albert Kratochvil, Sr. 
Coeur Dalene, ID — Gail E. Carver. 
Kelso Longvew, WA — Norma M. Touraitle (s). 
Columbus, GA — Bernard Benson. 
Marshheld, WI — George Wellner. Jr., Leonard W. 
Goldbach, Linda Winzenried (s). 
Cleveland, OH— Delbert L. Forbes, Nicholas C. 

Pomona, CA — Alberta B. Smith (s). 
Hicksville, NY — John Michaels. 
Las Vegas, NV — John Chamberlain. Robert E. Mor- 
gan, Vance Ekanger. 
Farmington, MO-— Lindell F. Maze. 
Renton, WA— Geneva Blanche Cato (s). Wilford B. 

Dallastown, PA — Pauline E. Seitz. 
Santa Ana, CA — George R. Smith. Retta E. Weeks 

Fort Worth. TX — James Alan Bounds. 
Philadelphia, PA — Samuel W. Sayers. 
Washington, DC— Orval V. Booth. 
Babylon, NY— Otto Skotiedal. 
Washington, MO — George R. Girdner. 
Snoqualm Fall. WA— Oscar B. Miller. 
New Orleans, LA — Doris E. Williams (s). Leonard 
Pasco, WA — Gladys F. Paine (s). Joseph Miller. 










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Minneapolis, MN — Harley E. Clark. 
Manteca, CA — Claude Moberly. 
Cleveland, OH — John J. Hawes. 
Philadelphia, PA — Joseph Trybala, Patrick P. Brown. 
Van Nuys, CA — Albert Krauk, Leonard J. Lee, 
Michael Chinze, Steven R. Foote. 
Columbia, MO— Lee Hunt. 
Lewistown, PA — Dorothy H. McMullen (s). 
Los Angeles, CA — Robert G. Terrazas. 
St. Charles, MO — Edward Peter Dreisewerd. 
Los Gatos, CA — David P. Martin. 
Ocean County, NJ — Oliver E. Havens. 
San Diego, CA — Howard J. Theriot. 
Martinez, CA — Ada M. Davis (s), Boyd Markle. 
Gerald P. Garcia. Leiand Woods Fereira. Sven B. 

Hartford City , IN— Robert Wesley Fulton. 
Gilbertville, KY — Floyd Arvin Carner. 
St. Helens Vic, OR— Albert Hamilton. 
Milwaukee, WI— Walter F. Schmidt. 
Vista, CA — Anthony M. Zasadzinski. Dale R. Roller. 
Crystal Lake, IL— Leslie C, Olsen Sr. 
Calgary Alta, CAN — Andrew Louis Stipkala. John 
L. German. 

Napa, CA — Leon F. Labarge. 
Centralia. WA— Hugh L. Miller. 
Santa Ana, CA — Michael L. Bernier. 
Ackerman, MS — Kathy M. Gill. 
Anaheim, CA — Donald Leroy Sleight. Marvin L. 
Lawson. Milton Fred Kropf. 
Goderich, Ont., CAN— Edward J. Horton Sr. 
Los Angeles, CA — Lyle G. Farmer. 
Houston, TX — Darrell Austin Davis. 
Little Chute, WI— Norman Freier. 
Red Bank, NJ — Edward Clayton. Mary E. Bennett 

Pittsburgh, PA— Gerald W. Taylor. 
Detroit, MI — Edward Powers. 
Pittsburgh, PA — James Belice. Robert Malmgren. 
New York, NY — Robert Pelliccaro. 
Toronto, Ont., CAN — Harry Grainger. Songa Wal- 
lace (s). 

Orange, CA — Merle Evelyn Smay (s). 
Vancouver, BC, CAN — Arne C. Anderson. Dorothy 
Rachel Davis (s). 
Portland, OR— Roy E. Knapp. 
Fort Payne, AL — Robert Ray Dupree. 
Ventura, CA — Bonnie Glen Wear, Hugh K. Gil- 

Orange, TX — Tom Jackson Suitl. 
Longview, WA — Glenn Thomas Powers Jr. 
Seattle, WA— Alton P. Clay Sr. 
Texarkana. TX— Doyle Odis Clark. 
Cottage Grove, OR— Harold E. Wolfard Jr. 
Tacoma, WA — Freida Sommer (s). Ted Yuckert. 
Standard, CA — Ismael Amador. 
Hutlig, AR— Warren Bass. 
Lakeview, OR — Edward J. Williams. 
Thompson Fall. MT — Frank Lundy. 
Yakima, WA — Paul Benjamin Lee. 
Kalama, WA — Luella Barrett ts). 
McCleary, WA — Bernard Hoag. 
Potlatch, ID — Richard Sanderson. 
Morton, WA — Christian H. Johnson. 
Coquille, OR— Richard Herold, 
Emmetl, ID — Claude J. Collins. 
Quebec, Que., CAN — Alphege Mercier. Antonio Be- 
langer. Francois Trudel. Ovide Belaud. 
New York, NY — Nellie Anderson (s). 
Albany, OR — Leo E. Cooper. Sophie Gingrich (s). 
New York, NY — Angelo Simone. 
Roseburg, OR — Delbert A. Meeks. Louis E. Davis, 
Mabel Proctor (s). 

Toronto, Ont., CAN — Arthur McAneney. 
Franklin, IN — Thomas Dale Young. 
Cascade, ID — Fred S. Logue. Terry L. Stallsmith. 
New York, NY — Danookdari Budhram. 
Province of Quebec LCL 134-2 — Lionel Leduc. Paul 
Miron. Rudolph Aucoin. Sam Salvatore Soccorso. 

Martin Luther King 



On January 19 the United States will mark 
the second observance of Martin Luther 
King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday. 

A "Freedom Trail" poster, tracing the life 
of Dr. King, has been commissioned to honor 
the slain civil rights leader. It is a project of 
the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday 
Commission, and it has received the support 
of the AFL-CIO's Labor Committee for the 
King Holiday. 











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Getting Back 

to the Business 

of Government 

There's more to reviving 

an economy than handing 

out government money 

Last month, the White House waded knee 
deep in the fallout from what the newspapers 
call "Iranscam." President Reagan, caught 
with a scandal on his hands, suggested to the 
media and the nation that the matter be cleared 
up as soon as possible and "we get back to 
the business of government." 

I am sure that the general public agrees that 
the federal government should, indeed, get 
back to the business of government. It now 
appears to many that America's foreign policy 
was going astray last summer while the Pres- 
ident was beating the bushes for Republican 
votes in the November elections. It also ap- 
pears from U.S. Labor Department statistics 
that more and more Americans are joining the 
unemployed, and the Reagan Administration 
has no new solutions to the problem. 

In any case, I don't believe that Iranscam 
will go away as quickly as the President would 
like it to, no matter what he says in his State 
of the Union speech later this month. 

The 100th Congress, convening on January 
6, will surely dig deeply into the whole matter. 
The Democrats, now in the majority, have a 
lot of disillusioned citizens behind them. 

I do hope, however, that the crucial issues 
still facing America are not put on back 
burners while the Iranscam investigation con- 
tinues. There are too many jobs and too many 
lives at stake, and, for that matter, too many 
campaign promises unfulfilled. 

Workers and their unions demand a rebuild- 
ing of the nation's entire infrastructure. They 
cry out for a fair trade policy, which would 
force other nations to remove their trade 
barriers to U.S. goods, if they want to compete 

in U.S. markets. They call for a realistic 
program for putting people back to work, not 
the simple, uncertain policy of handing out 
federal funds right and left for questionable 
state and municipal programs which do not 
get to the root of our economic problems. 

American workers want to hold employers 
more accountable for their actions. They want 
to deprive multinational corporations and in- 
ternational investors of the windfall profits 
gained by moving manufacturing plants over- 
seas. In short, they want a new deal as inspired 
as the one which lifted us out of the economic 
troubles of the 1930s. 

It has been said many times: History has a 
habit of repeating itself. Let me cite two 

Soon after the Wall Street crash of 1929, 
America's wage earners stood by helplessly 
as the depression cut into production, shut 
down manufacturing plants, and put millions 
out of work. Early in 1930 President Herbert 
Hoover called a series of industrial confer- 
ences in Washington at which employers 
promised to uphold wages and maintain em- 
ployment. Workers and the unions, which at 
that time were weak and oppressed, accepted 
these pledges in good faith. Recovery, every- 
one thought, was "just around the corner." 

There were no collective bargaining agree- 
ments in the major industries. There were few 
contracts which established satisfactory wage 
scales. Company unions were powerless to 
protest their members' interests. Dependence 
on the bosses and their welfare capitalism 
proved to be ill advised. It was not until the 
National Recovery Act and the National La- 
bor Relations Act enacted under President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt that economic recovery 
actually began, and I am firmly convinced 
that it was the release of labor unions for free 
collective bargaining and the sudden growth 
of labor unions during the New Deal that sped 
the nation toward full economic recovery. 

History proved at that time that workers 
cannot rely on the promises of employers to 
achieve full employment. 

Then, after all this, history repeated itself 
just two years ago. President Ronald Reagan 
told his supporters at his election victory 
celebration in 1984, we hadn't seen nothing 
yet. He quickly presented to the Congress the 
largest budget and tax cuts in U.S. history . . . 

the two combined proved to be the most 
shameful form of fiscal irresponsibility. 

I am still amazed that multi-millionaires 
who once pinched pennies and diligently bal- 
anced their checkbooks to get where they are 
today can still call themselves true patriots 
while they sit back and watch the Reagan 
Administration get us, our children, and our 
grandchildren deeper and deeper into debt. 

While the modern world is going in one 
direction, the Reagan fiscal advisers are going 
in another. Under the so-called "new feder- 
aUsm," they are attempting to transfer more 
and more social programs to the states, which 
are already hardpressed for funds and tax 

President Reagan has said on several oc- 
casions that he admired the decisive methods 
of President Roosevelt, who turned the coun- 
try around in his first 100 days in office. 
However, President Reagan proved less eco- 
nomically-effective when he came into office 
in 1981 . By 1982 the nation underwent a severe 
recession, and there was an unemployment 
rate that year of 9.7%. 

President Reagan's method of deahng with 
unemployment proved to be much hke that 
of President Nixon: Tackle inflation first, job- 
lessness second. His conservative advisers 
said, in effect, what the advisers to President 
Nixon had said a decade before: A httle more 
unemployment doesn't hurt the country. Let's 
let the big corporations have some tax advan- 
tages and tax write-offs, and these corpora- 
tions will plow their money back into plant 
expansion and development of new products, 
and more jobs will be created. 

As Mr. Reagan surely knows himself by 
now, it didn't work out that way. We still 
have an unemployment rate of 7%, and our 
gross national product has risen only slightly 
over a year ago. 

In addition to more than eight million Amer- 
icans currently unemployed, another seven 
million are discouraged workers who have 
quit the search for jobs or are underemployed, 
forced to work part time because full-time 
work is not available. It's estimated that less 
than 1% of unemployed workers receive un- 
employment compensation because they've 
been without jobs for 26 weeks or longer and 
are no longer listed in federal unemployment 

Carpenter magazine told its readers in Jan- 
uary 1946, just before passage of the 1946 Full 
Employment Act, "There can be no question 
that the aim of everyone should be develop- 
ment of the nation to the fullest extent of its 
resources . . . There is almost no limit to the 
extent to which the nation can be developed 
in the future if labor, management, govern- 
ment, and all elements devote their energies 
to that task with the unanimity of purpose 
which was displayed during World War II." 

More than lip service is needed to turn 
America around economically. We call for 
recognition by business and government ahke 
that the only way that employment can be 
increased is by putting more earned money 
into circulation among the great mass of the 
people. More pay checks and more purchasing 
power among wage earners will cause wheels 
to turn and factories to perform. This is the 
ultimate answer in a democracy. 

a ■ 

General President 



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

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Depew, N.Y. 
Permit No. 28 



ing Building and Construction Trades unions is the unethical, immoral practice of 
some construction contractors by which they operate both union and nonunion 
work crews, with the dummy, nonunion company underbidding and undercutting 
skilled union craft workers. A resolution outlawing this practice has already been 
passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It got bogged down in the Senate 
last year. Blue collar workers helped to defeat many conservative Senators last 
November and replace them with true friends of blue collar workers. It's time now 
to renew our efforts to enact legislation to eliminate double-breasting. 







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TRIM THE FEDERAL BUDGET SENSIBLY— The federal deficit of the United 
States remains at an all-time high. For the first time, Americans owe other nations 
more than other nations owe them. Under the slashing methods provided by the 
Gramm-Rudman Law, the Reagan Administration has cut back on vital federal 
services for the poor, the disabled, and many rank-and-file consumer expendi- 
tures. Labor unions have called for a hard, sensible look at the defense budget to 
eliminate $200 coffee pots and $1 million consultants who provide nothing of 
value. They support a reasonable, fair tax system which brings in budget- 
balancing revenue. They continue to fight the runaway tactics of multinational 
corporations, which move vital U.S. and Canadian jobs overseas. 

ORGANIZE THE UNORGANIZED— It's as old as time, but it must be said again 
and again: "In unity there is strength." "We must all hang together, or assuredly 
we shall all hang separately," as Ben Franklin said. "Solidarity forever . . ." What 
it all boils down to is the fact that you and your fellow members of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America don't stand a chance of gaining 
your fair share of the fruits of your labor unless you are strong in numbers and 
strong in trade-union conviction. Make no mistake about it: the U.S. and Canadian 
economies need shoring up. It now takes two or more members of a family to 
keep bread on the table. Don't turn away anyone who wants to join the United 
Brotherhood and is qualified to do so. 






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


Sigurd Lucassen 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


John Pruitt 

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, Thomas Hanahan 

9575 West Higgins Road 

Suite 304 

Rosemont, Illinois 60018 

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

Fifth District, Eugene Shoehigh 
526 EUcwood Mall - Center MaU 
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 Carritthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 
1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 
Calgary, Alberta, T2K 0G3 

William Sidell, General President Emeritus 
William Konyha, General President Emeritus 
Peter Terzick, General Treasurer Emeritus 
Charles E. Nichols, General Treasurer Emeritus 

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

Correspondence for the General Executive Board 
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one local union into another, his 
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cleared out of. Therefore, the secre- 
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ISSN 0008-6843 

VOLUME 107 No. 2 FEBRUARY 1987 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Tomorrow's Workforce 2 

UBC Fights for Shareholder Voting Rights 4 

New Canadian Embassy Underway 5 

Retired GEB IVIember Leon Greene Passes Away 5 

UBC Leaflets Focus Attention on American Express 7 

Last of the Liberty Ships 8 

Who Are Union Leaders? 10 

National Reciprocal Agreements 12 

Two UBC Members Are Authors 17 

Gains and Losses for the Metal Trades 18 

Safety and Health: Portable Ladders 24 

Little Change in Work Injuries 27 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 11 

Labor News Roundup 16 

Local Union News 19 

We Congratulate 21 

Apprenticeship and Training 22 

Plane Gossip 28 

Retirees Notebook 29 

Consumer Clipboard 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

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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U.S. and Canadian policy makers are 
beginning to turn their attention to what 
the North American work force will be 
like in the 13 remaining years of the 20th 

Statisticians tell us that by the year 
2000, 80% of all new entrants into the 
American work force will be women, 
minorities, or immigrants. 

As labor unions consider the tragic 
condition in America's so-called Rust 
Belt, where steel plants lie idle, and the 
critical need for low and middle-income 
housing, they wonder if the American 
worker will survive against the onslaught 
of cheap imports and the manipulations 
of unskilled, low-wage workers and non- 
union advocates. 

Though service jobs are increasing in 
some areas, the income of workers in 
these areas is substandard, often below 
the minimum wage. 

White collar jobs continue to grow, 
while blue collar jobs in some industries 
have declined drastically. 

According to the U.S. Labor Depart- 
ment, the number of workers on farms, 
on college faculties, and in many manu- 
facturing industries will decline in num- 

Canada and the United States have 
both suffered high unemployment in the 
1980s, and the outlook is not good in 
1987, if we are to believe the unemploy- 
ment statistics supplied by public agen- 
cies . . . the number of part-time work- 
ers, the number of families with father 
and mother both struggling as wage earn- 

Our lead article this month examines 
the changing shape of the U.S. work 
force. It is based upon data obtained 
from several sources. We expect to pub- 
lish a similar study of the Canadian situa- 
tion in a future edition. 

An on the front and hack covers by 
Glen Maiirer. 

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

The Year 2001 A.D. may not be like 
the award-winning movie of a few years 
ago. Space ships may not be routinely 
taking us to distant planets while we 
hibernate in time-stopping capsules. A 
computer named Hal may not be di- 
recting our daily lives . . . 

Then again, maybe all this will come 
to pass . . . eventually. 

In any case, the Year 2001 is only 14 
years away, and many of us will live to 
see it. In fact, far too many of us will 
live to see it. World population contin- 
ues to explode in many parts of the 

Workers will be needing jobs. Fam- 
ilies will need food and shelter. 

The workforces of the United States 
and Canada face some uncertainties 
under such conditions. Researchers at 
Johns Hopkins University estimate that 
the average American today will hold 
eight different jobs !n his or her lifetime. 
We are changing jobs in many cases 
because of factors beyond our control — 
changes in the local economy, changes 
in family conditions, or, perhaps, the 
jobs themselves will change. 

In a recent interview, U.S. Secretary 
of Labor William Brock listed some of 
the occupational changes expected in 
the United States in the next two dec- 
ades. The occupations expected to grow 

in number in the years ahead are shown 
in the chart at the top of Page 3. Among 
them are carpenters, whom statisticians 
tell us will increase in number by more 
than 10%. General maintenance work- 
ers will increase by approximately 17%, 
and this percentage will include main- 
tenance carpenters, millwrights, and 
other skilled workers in the UBC main- 
tenance jurisdiction. 

Some UBC industrial members will 
be covered by other categories in the 
chart; others, unfortunately, might be- 
come victims of advancing technology. 

Occupations expected to need fewer 
workers, according to the U.S. Labor 
Department include: farm workers, col- 
lege faculty members, postal service 
clerks, pressing machine operators, sta- 
tistical clerks, textile machine mechan- 
ics, telephone installers and repairers, 
household workers, stenographers, in- 
dustrial truck and tractor operators, 
sewing machine operators, and scores 
of others. 

In each case, computers, robots, and 
other forms of new technology are ex- 
pected to perform many of the tasks 
now done by humans. 

Meanwhile, the U.S. working popu- 
lation is expected to grow from ap- 
proximately 25 million today to well 
over 35 million by 1995. 

A basic question is: Will workers be 
able to qualify for the new jobs which 
become available? It appears to many 
experts that the younger generation of 
workers is relatively unprepared. 

So many young people, high school 
graduates and dropouts alike, do not 
have basic reading, writing, and arith- 
metic skills that fast-food shops and 
other service establishments have in- 
stalled cash registers with pictures, so 
that the cashiers don't have to worry 
about price totals. They leave it all to 
the computerized machine. 

A recent study by the National As- 
sessment of Educational Progress found 
that many Americans in their twenties 
cannot read a bus schedule, understand 
a newspaper editorial page, or calculate 
interest on a loan, even though the jobs 
that will revitalize America in its efforts 
to strike a trade balance are the highly 
skilled, "knowledge" jobs. 

The Washington Post predicted in a 
recent edition that, by the Year 2000, 
80% of all new entrants into the Amer- 
ican workforce will be women, minor- 
ities, or immigrants. 

The number of people working on 
assembly lines will be less than 5% of 
the nation's workforce. 

The fastest growing occupations are 
expected to be those of paralegals, 











Adapted from a Chart in The Washington Post 

computer programmers, computer an- 
alysts, and medical technicians — all re- 
quiring high skill levels and, in many 
cases, college training. As this situation 
develops, we find the Reagan Admin- 
istration calling for cutbacks in federal 
funding for higher education in an effort 
to balance the federal budget, while 
voters in local and state elections are 
reluctant to approve bond issues for 
new and improved schools and higher 
teacher standards and pay. 

The gap between the poor and the 
rich grows wider, as the tax burden 
continues to fall hardest on the middle- 
income population, and inside stock 
traders on Wall Street continue to play 
international games with industrial plants 
and workers' jobs. 

Labor Secretary Brock told reporters 
recently that, unless the business and 
education communities change 
their ways, the United States might 
evolve into "an economic class soci- 

If we are to have in the United States 
what "is called "a service economy," 
we can expect a greater economic gap 
between the skilled and the unskilled 
or semi-skilled workforce. The projec- 
tions of the labor statisticians under- 
score the importance of full-fledged ap- 
prenticeship training programs such as 

that of the United Brotherhood, if 
America is to meet the challenges of 
the next century. 

In assessing the nation's general ed- 
ucational situation as it applies to future 
jobs. Labor Secretary Brock minced no 
words. He told reporters, "We're still 
graduating hundreds of thousands of 
young people with diplomas that they 
can't read. It is a consummate national 
shame that we do so. But it's true that 
we do, and there is just no excuse for 

The labor secretary was optimistic 
about the job market in the years ahead, 
despite the problems of a changing work 

n\ I /r'^ 

U.S. industry must modernize its infrastruc- 
ture and apply new technologies to compete 
in world markets. 

"From the positive side," he noted, 
"the job creation capability of this 
country is so awesome that we have in 
the next seven or eight years a chance 
to deal with societal problems such as 
youth unemployment, minority unem- 
ployment, problems that we have failed 
to deal with in the last 50 years. The 
job demand is going to be enormous; 
the demand for people with skills is 
going to be huge." 

Asked to describe the role of labor 
unions in the Year 2000, the labor 
secretary said this: 

"The role of the union has to change 
and to reflect the true interests of the 
worker, which is not in job classification 
but in job security and job growth . . . 
The question is does labor have to 
change? You bet your life it has to 
change. Does management have to 
change? Maybe sometimes even more 
than labor, because you're dealing with 
attitudes that were put into place in the 
'30s in the days of industrial strife, 
where it was a confrontation, almost 
certainly for survival in some cases. 

"Now that isn't going to hack it 
anymore. And I think labor is moving 
pretty much to modify to that changing 
economic role. I'm worried that I some- 
times see labor indicate more self-eval- 
uation than I see in management." 


UBC Fights Corporate Attempt to 
Take Away Shareholder Voting Rights 

UBC representatives attend a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hearing to 
voice opposition to tampering with shareholders' voting rights. 

Corporate executives, threatened by 
the recent wave of hostile takeovers, 
have come up with a new strategy. It 
is really quite simple: Take the voting 
rights away from shareholders, so they 
can't vote against you. At a recent 
hearing in Washington, D.C., the U.S. 
Securities and Exchange Commission 
considered whether to allow corporate 
managements the right to institute these 
unequal voting rights schemes. 

For over 60 years the New York 
Stock Exchange has required that com- 
panies who want to be listed on the 
Exchange must comply with the "one 
share, one vote" rule. This rule is the 
cornerstone of shareholder rights and 
ensures that each share of common 
stock is entitled to one and only one 
vote. There is now a move to abolish 
the "one share, one vote" rule. Cor- 
porate managers see control of share- 
holder voting rights as their ultimate 
defensive tactic against takeovers and 
as an effective means of protecting their 

The UBC's opposition to tampering 
with shareholders' voting rights was 
voiced at the SEC hearing. Ed Durkin, 
director of the Brotherhood's Special 
Programs Department, argued that vi- 
olating basic shareholder rights was not 
the proper means for stopping takeo- 
vers. While emphasizing the Brother- 
hood's position against speculative 
takeovers that have left thousands of 
workers without jobs, Durkin testified 
that entrenchment of corporate man- 
agement is not the answer. 

The Brotherhood's testimony urged 
that the SEC not only retain the "one 
share, one vote" rule, but that further 
actions should be taken to enhance the 
corporate voting process: 

"So-called 'shareholder democracy' 
has become a euphemism for a proxy 
voting system that is as democratic 
as Soviet-style 'elections' — the vot- 
ers receive a 'ballot' listing only one 
slate of candidates. Short of buying 
the company, the system provides no 
way to monitor and correct misman- 

agement on a widespread, regular, 
and continuing basis. In the absence 
of an effective system of industrial 
democracy, raiding has become our 
only industrial policy." 

Union Members Are 
Corporate Owners 

The importance to union members of 
stopping the corporate effort to restrict 
stock voting rights is revealed by one 
simple fact: Before the end of the 1990s, 
workers' pension funds will own over 
half of the corporate stock issued by 
American corporations. During the 1970s 
and 1980s, private sector pension funds 
have purchased neariy half of all new 
common stock issues. Workers' pen- 
sion funds are in many instances the 
majority owners of today's major cor- 
porations, yet you wouldn't know it 
from the anti-worker environment in 
which we work today. 

While the pension numbers above 
indicate a strong corporate ownership 
position by workers through their pen- 
sion funds, the power associated with 
this ownership position is not being 
exercised for workers by workers. In 
most instances, the financial institutions 
hired to manage pension funds and 
provide custodial services exercise the 
fundamental rights which attach to stock 
ownership, the most important of these 
rights being the right to vote. 

Considerable work is necessary in 
Continued on Page 38 

U.S. Pension Funds 

^^ " 

^v Corporate 

\ 1 — 1 Funds, $1 Trillion 

/ 66% 



\ Public Employee 
\ Funds, $488 Billion 

\ /^ 


□ Taft-Hartley 

■1 Funds, $112 Billion 


y Total: 

^ — ^ 

^ $1.6 Trillion 


New Canadian Enibiissy Underway 


The building design miisl conform to Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation 
restrictions to harmonize with existing structures. Above is Erickson's concept. 

:■ 'iie new 


de la nouvelle 


On their recent trip to Washington, D.C., 
General Executive Board Members Ronald 
J. Dancer, from the tenth district, left, and 
John Carruthers, from the ninth district, 
right, took a walk down the street to ob- 
serve construction of their new embassy. 

Construction on the new Canadian 
Embassy on Pennsylvania Ave. in 
Washington, D.C., is underway. The 
building, which will consolidate facili- 
ties presently housed in three locations 
in the city, is due to be completed in 
early 1988. 

The site of the new embassy, with 
its commanding views of the Capitol, 
the National Gallery of Art, and U.S. 
monuments and government buildings, 
symbolizes the value both Canada and 
the United States place on their rela- 
tionship. The Canadian Embassy is 
unique in occupying a location so close 

to the U.S. seats of power. 

The 185,430-square-foot building is 
to include office areas, public areas, 
and parking areas. It will contain the 
office of the ambassador, offices for 
political, economic, and defense divi- 
sions, public affairs, post administra- 
tion, and a communications center. 

Arthur Erickson Architects, an award- 
winning, internationally-known firm, has 
designed the building for Canada. The 
general contractor is the George Hyman 
Construction Co. 

Crews are scheduled to complete the 
project early next year. 

Retired Board Member Leon Greene 
Passes Away at 68 in IVIinnesota 

Leo Greene, Fifth District general 
executive board member for 25 years, 
died December 22 at his home in Crys- 
tal, Minn. He was 68. 

Greene was initiated into the UBC 
on Jan. 20, 1943, joining Miilwights 
Local 548, St. Paul, Minn., where he 
maintained membership during the en- 
tire length of his Brotherhood career. 
In his 44 years of membership in the 
UBC, Greene served as a business 
representative for Local 548, as exec- 
utive secretary of the Minnesota State 
Council of Carpenters, and as general 
executive board member of the Fifth 
District for 25 years. During his tenure 
on the general executive board , he served 
on three joint committees for the UBC — 
the Machinists Committee, the United 

Association (Plumbers) Committee, and 
the Boilermakers Joint Committee. 

Greene once worked for DuPont Corp. 
in Minneapolis, Minn. From 1934 to 

1937 he saw duty with the Army Air 
Corps. During World War II he served 
in the 29th Battalion and Special Unit 
of the U.S. Navy. 

In honor of his venerable service to 
the UBC, upon Greene's retirement in 
May 1985, a recognition dinner was 
given in Minneapolis where UBC Pres- 
ident Patrick J. Campbell praised Greene 
for his dedicated service, calling his 
work an example for younger leaders 
to follow. 

Greene is survived by his wife Lucy, 
who retired from working with the UBC 
apprenticeship and training department 
on January 25, 1986, two sons, and two 

Funeral services were held Dec. 24, 
1986, in St. Paul, Minn. 




About 4.1 million workers of the 8.8 million under 
major collective bargaining contracts are scheduled 
for wage hikes averaging 3.7% in 1987, says the 
Labor Department. 

In a report on this year's collective bargaining 
activity, the department said 48% of the workers in 
private industry will receive "deferred wage 
changes" averaging 3.4% as a result of earlier ne- 
gotiated contracts. State and local government 
workers will average 5% in "deferred wage in- 
creases" in 1987. 

A Labor Department spokesman explained that 
"deferred" changes means increases for all but ap- 
proximately 1 ,000 workers on whom wage and con- 
tract information is gathered. 

Contracts affecting 3.1 million workers are slated 
to expire or reopen, said the department's analysts, 
or more than a third of the 8.8 million under major 
agreements. Of the 3.1 million, 2 million are in the 
private sector and 1.1 million in state and local 

Industries with the greatest numbers of workers 
under contracts slated for renewal are transporta- 
tion equipment manufacturing (including Ford Motor 
Co. and General Motors Corp.), construction, and 
wholesale and retail trades. 

State and local government contracts to be bar- 
gained — about half of this group's 2.3 million em- 
ployees under major agreements — are expected to 
concentrate mostly on New York, N.Y., Florida, Cal- 
ifornia, and Hawaii. 


Construction spending rose a strong 1 .6% in Oc- 
tober as builders rushed to complete projects be- 
fore the new tax law took effect Jan. 1, 1987, the 
Commerce Department recently reported. 

The rise, however, followed a revised 0.3% drop 
in September that previously had been reported as 
a 1 .4% gain. This was the first monthly decrease 
since last March in a sector which was relatively 
strong last year. 

Nonresidential outlays — mostly for construction of 
apartments, hotels, and office buildings — rose 3.6% 
after falling 0.8% in September. Residential spend- 
ing was up 1 .3%. 


Congress gave final approval to union-backed 
legislation requiring schools to get rid of hazardous 
asbestos and directed the Environmental Protection 
Agency to set standards for safe removal by certi- 
fied contractors. Until passage of this legislation, 
schools were required to inspect for asbestos haz- 
ards but not compelled to do anything about it. The 
EPA has balked at issuing regulations to ensure 
effective clean-up operations. 

The new law requires EPA to issue regulations 
within one year for mandatory school inspections 
and reinspections, and to set standards for the safe 
removal of asbestos. 

EPA is required to develop a model program for 
states to certify contractors whose employees are 
trained to identify and safely remove asbestos haz- 

The legislation also requires EPA to study asbes- 
tos problems in other buildings, public and private, 
and to recommend whether they should also be 
subject to asbestos removal requirements. 


President Reagan, while continuing to attack 
Democrats as big spenders, began his 7th year in 
the White House by sending Congress the first tril- 
lion-dollar budget in history. A Baltimore Sun colum- 
nist traced the budget breakthroughs back through 
history. It was noted that, in its first three years, the 
U.S. government spent only $4,269,000. 

The Civil War brought the first billion-dollar 
budget, reaching $1 ,300,000,000. World War I 
brought 1 1 -digit budgets. The Vietnam War boosted 
the budget into 12 digits. Now Reagan has broken 
the trillion-dollar barrier, and in peacetime. 


The Occupational Safety and Health Administra- 
tion announced preliminary action on a possible 
revision of worker exposure limits to the suspected 
cancer-causing chemical methylene chloride. 

OSHA called for public comment on the health 
risks, exposure levels, protective equipment, pro- 
duction and control systems, and other issues re- 
lated to the widely used chemical. 

More than 1 million workers are estimated to be 
exposed to methylene chloride, which is called dich- 
loromethane and commonly referred to as DCM. 

Long known to cause skin rashes, headaches, 
dizziness, and severe problems of the heart, liver 
and nervous system, DCM currently is regulated by 
OSHA at a permissible exposure limit of 500 parts 
of DCM per million parts of air. 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health has recommended that worker exposure to 
DCM be reduced to the lowest feasible level. In 
addition, the Environmental Protection Agency, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Consumer 
Product Safety Commission have moved to reduce 
the use of DCM. 

DCM also is used to decaffeinate coffee and in 
consumer products such as paint removers and 
aerosol sprays, including spray paints, hair spray, 
and insecticides. 


UBC Leitflets Focus Attention on 
American Express Nationwide 

In 20 cities across the country, UBC 
members were out in front of American 
Express offices spreading the message 
From Florida to Connecticut and New 
York to Cahfornia the public and cor- 
porate officials were getting the word 
that American Express is a company 
that has not lived up to its responsibil- 
ities as a corporate citizen. 

The Brotherhood's consumer boy- 
cott and publicity campaign against 
American Express is almost one year 
old. While the company has tried to put 
forth an image as a friend of labor, their 
actions have been to the contrary. As 
reported in earher issues of Carpenter, 
American Express has had substantial 
construction performed by nonunion 
contractors in both Greensboro, N.C., 
and Atlanta, Ga. 

The leafletting, which took place on 
December 17, was aimed at American 
Express Travel Related Services offices 
in 20 large cities. Morning and lunch- 
time customers and Christmas shopping 
crowds were met by the leafletters and 
were very receptive to the message. 
According to one report many people 
did not know the connection between 
American Express and its subsidiaries, 
Shearson Lehman Bros., IDS Financial 
Services, Balcor Co., and the Boston 

The response from American Ex- 
press has been very quiet publicly, but 
sources close to the company have 
revealed that top management is furious 
over the adverse publicity they are 

A/ Benedetti. financial secrelaiy Local 
1827, Las Vegas. New. left, and Douglas 
Matejovsky, financial secretary. Local 971 , 
Reno, New. right, pass leaflets out at Las 
Vegas seminar. 

getting. It has also been learned that 
many union benefit funds are looking 
closely at whether they really benefit 
from using American Express subsidi- 
aries as fund managers or brokerage 
services, although these companies are 
not a target of the boycott. 

This recent leafletting effort was just 
one of many actions taken in the Amer- 
ican Express campaign in recent months. 
"We intend to follow all lawful avenues 
open to us to show American Express 
we mean business," stated General 
President Patrick J. Campbell. "In our 
experience, a leaflet, jobsite picket, or 
shareholder action by itself may not 
change a company's practices, but when 
many legitimate tactics are put together, 
focused and maintained our message 
gets through loud and clear." U^D 

Let American 

Express Hear From 


Mr. lames D. Robinson, III 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 
American Express Company 
World Financial Center 
New York, NY 10285 

Dear Sir: 

I've been in the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America since 1961, and am very 
proud to be a Union Member. After 
learning of the feelings of American 
Express toward Union craftsman, I 
must not renew my membership in 
your Organization. 

I've had the American Express card 
since 1980 and had hoped that I had 
earned the valued customer status, 
but apparently you do not want or 
need my business any longer. It is 
therefore with regret that I must not 
renew my membership with American 
Express. I will also encourage my 
Family, Friends and Neighbors to do 


George W. Geiger Jr. 
Carpenters District Council of 
Jacksonville, Florida and Vicinity 

The Florida Stale Organizing Program rat costume came in 
handy when South Florida District Council members and affili- 
ated unions leafletted American Express offices in Miami, Fla. 

Members of Local 210, Western Connecticut conducted leaflet- 
ting at a Stanford, Conn., location. Pictured are local members 
Richard Warga, Deborah Mackenzie, and Walter Rowe. 


Last of the Liberty Ships 

It's been more than 40 years, but many will remember the "ugly ducklings" 
constructed during World War II. Thousands of UBC members played vital 
roles in building the ships and serving aboard them. Two of the ships bore 
the names of Brotherhood members. 

"Ships for Victory" was the ral- 
lying cry in shipyards across the coun- 
try during World War II. The slogan 
was part of a U.S. Maritime Commis- 
sion campaign designed to show World 
War II shipyard workers that their labor 
was not only a means to a paycheck, 
but also a contribution to the nation 
and the war effort. These workers set 
incredible production records at yards 
across the country building a fleet that 
became known as the Liberty Fleet or 
"Liberty Ships." 

The vessels were part of a pre-Pearl 
Harbor emergency ship-building pro- 
gram announced by President Franklin 
D. Roosevelt to aid the British and 
Allied effort. They were a vital element 
in the " bridge of ships " that was needed 
to provide support to soldiers stationed 
beyond their home shores. 

When the Maritime Commission was 
making arrangements to standardize the 
type ship to be built in the emergency 
program, speed and economy were ma- 
jor considerations. Since many new 
shipyards were under construction in 
the U.S., nationwide standardization 
was attempted. This would allow re- 
production of drawings and specifica- 
tions on a large scale and help secure 
a steady flow of components to each 
yard. Although many ships were under 
production, this nationwide standard- 
ization was most successfully applied 
in the production of the Liberty ships. 

From the beginning they were very 
different from other Maritime Commis- 
sion ships. Rather than taking the time 
to develop a design in the Commission's 
technical division, the ship's main char- 
acteristics were borrowed from a Brit- 
ish 11-knot freighter under construc- 
tion, although American modifications 
would distinguish our Liberty ships from 
the British prototype. 

Some changes were made to adapt 
the ship to fit common American prac- 
tices, others were made due to the 
scarcity of steel, but most were to speed 
construction time along. 

As the war progressed, there was an 
ever-increasing need for cargo vessels, 
and shipyards became the lifeline for 

The selection of the names for each Liberty was handled by the Maritime Commission 
Ship Naming Committee. Names of individuals were used, after investigation to ensure 
suitability. In each ship there was a brief biography of the person whose name she bore. 

the AUied war effort. The Liberty ship 
quickly became four or five times as 
numerous as any other type in the 
American Merchant Marine. Known as 
the workhorses of the war, Libertys 

The John W. Brown was built al the Beth- 
lehem Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, 
Md., the same yard that built the Patrick 
Henry, America' s first Liberty ship. 

saw action in both the Atlantic and 
Pacific theaters, and their valuable cargo- 
carrying capacity made them an impor- 
tant element in our "bridge." 

Shipyards around the country were 
working to fabricate Liberty ships and 
put them in service as quickly as pos- 
sible. The Kaiser yards, managed by 
Henry J. Kaiser, founder of more than 
100 companies, including Kaiser Alu- 
minum, Kaiser Steel, and Kaiser Ce- 
ment and Gypsum, were notable for the 
outstanding production times they 
maintained and the records they set. A 
Liberty was launched at Richmond No. 
2 (in California) after only four days on 
the ways — an unmatched feat. By the 
end of the war. Kaiser yards were 
dominant in Maritime Commission ship 

It was a proud moment in the history 
of the United Brotherhood in October 
1942 when a Liberty ship slid down the 
ways in a Kaiser yard after being chris- 
tened the Peter J. McGuire, after the 
UBC founder. 

A typical Liberty ship had a dead- 
weight tonnage of 10,419 with five cargo 
holds, an overall length of 441' 6", and 
a cruising speed of 11 knots. A total of 



When the production of Liberty ships began, the average construction time per ship was 
over 200 days, but by the end of 1942 it had dropped to under 50 days and was still 
decreasing. The Brown, launched on Sept. 7, 1942, was built in 41 days. 

2,610 were built, and more than 200 
were lost during World War II. Today 
only two remain, the Jeremiah O'Brien 
and the John W. Brown. 

One of these, the John W. Brown, is 
named for a labor veteran from the 
Northeast who spent most of his adult 
life advancing the cause of organized 

labor, especially in shipyards. Brother 
Brown, who was born in 1867, started 
out working as a joiner at the Bath Iron 
Works in his native Maine, where he 
was distressed by the working condi- 
tions. By the late 1800s he had become 
a strong advocate of the rights of the 
working class and an organizer for the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters. 

Brown spent a -time organizing for 
the United Mine Workers of America 
and, after resigning from that post, 
played an integral role in the organi- 
zation of Local Union 4 of the Industrial 
Union of Marine and Shipbuilding 
Workers at Bath Iron Works. Of par- 
amount concern to Brown were the 
conditions at Bath and the indignities 
suffered by workers there; he had no 

The Brown in wartime livery. 

The Jeremiah O'Brien is preserved 
in the Port of San Francisco, Calif., 
and a movement is currently under- 
way to preserve the John W. Brown. 
The ship was owned by the New York 
City school system for many years 
and was kept in the Hudson River on 
the East Side of Manhattan where 
she was used as a vocational school 
to teach students the basic skills needed 
by deck hands and to train them in 
the maritime trades. Since that time 
she has been towed to the James River 
in Virginia to await repairs and ren- 
ovation. A group of former merchant 
sailors, Armed Guardsmen, and other 
interested parties have joined to- 
gether to raise funds to save this proud 
ship. If you are interested in joining 
the preservation effort, contact: Proj- 
ect Liberty Ship, P.O. Box 3356, 
Rockefeller Center Station, New York, 
NY 10185. 

preference for one union over another, 
although he had extensive contact with 
AFL officials in attempts to affiliate 
with the crafts organization. 

From the inception of the interna- 
tional until Brown's death at age 74 in 
1941 , he remained an honorary member 
of the Shipbuilders' general executive 
board. He was active and prominent in 
the leadership of the union, served as 
consultant and advisor to the interna- 
tional officers, general executive board, 
and Local 4, and authored a column in 
The Shipyard Worker called "Workers 
Should know." Ijyg 

John W. Brown was influential in organiz- 
ing the Bath Iron Works and securing fair 
wages and treatment for workers there. 

Aging Fernald Plant in Ohio Still Shows Little Safety Progress 

Labor representatives from the Nu- 
clear Workers' Safety and Health Con- 
ference toured the aging and neglected 
Fernald, Ohio, Feed Materials Produc- 
tion Center, featured in the July 1985 
Carpenter, where the Department of 
Energy's lax regulation allowed nearly 
100 tons of hazardous radioactive ura- 
nium dust to be released into the at- 
mosphere. The maintenance workers at 
the plant are UBC members of Local 
2380, Fernald, Ohio. 

The 32-year-old plant employs about 

1 ,500 and produces uranium metal forms 
for national defense. More than $100 
million worth of claims have been filed 
so far against the Fernald plant. Until 
January 1986, it was managed by NLO 
Inc. Now, Fernald is under the man- 
agement of Westinghouse and workers 
say conditions are improving slowly. 

While company officials stressed 
workers are in no danger at the plant, 
many of the union leaders taking the 
tour were not convinced of the health 
and safety of the workers. 

"It looks as if they built it and never 
did anything else to maintain it," said 
Bob Keil, president of the Oak Ridge, 
Tenn. , Atomic Trades and Labor Coun- 
cil. "I'm surprised at the lax safety and 
security inside this place." 

Westinghouse Manager Bruce Bo- 
swell promised the tour that the com- 
pany is working to reduce radiation 
exposure. The company also is pushing 
a program designed to change Fernald's 



Where did they come from? Where are they going? 

There have been a lot of studies of 
business leaders, public officials, and 
politicians, analyzing their careers and 
their opinions on public issues. 

Dr. Philip Quaglieri of the Depart- 
ment of Management at the University 
of Massachusetts, Boston Harbor Cam- 
pus, felt it was high time American 
labor leaders were scrutinized as well. 
He interviewed 60 trade union officials, 
54 men and 6 women, including 31 
presidents, 1 former vice president, 23 
secretary-treasurers, and 5 executive 
directors or vice presidents. The inter- 
viewees, not all typical, represented 
craft workers, industrial workers, sem- 
iskilled and unskilled, and some public 
sector employees. This is what he found: 

BACKGROUNDS— The average age 
of the persons interviewed was 52. 
Ninety-seven percent were American 
born. Their fathers were predominantly 
wage earners (62%), and their mothers 
were mostly homemakers (70%). The 
parents' incomes were either low (68%) 
or middle income (22%). 

Of the 60 leaders interviewed, 29% 
stated that they have bachelor degrees 
from colleges and 12% have advanced 
degrees. The average years of formal 
education were 14.1. About half of the 
60 began their careers as wage earners 
(49%) and another 49% were salaried 

UNION CAREERS— Most joined a 
union by age 23. Some joined because 
it was a condition of employment (26%) ; 
some joined out of their belief in the 
goals of organized labor (32%); some 
joined out of the desire for better pay 
and working conditions (24%); some 
were pressured by others to join (6%); 
and others wanted to settle a problem 
with management (5%). 

The respondents sought election to 
their first union office about age 25, 
with 67% starting out at the local level. 
Positions include executive board mem- 
bership (22%); steward (10%); local 
secretary-treasurer (12%); local presi- 
dent (10%); vice-president (20%). Less 
than 1% ever held a full-time position 
as an organizer. 

The majority held four to six union 

positions over the span of their careers. 
Over 82% of all positions held were 
elected offices. The leaders interviewed 
were consistent winners in local elec- 
tions — 63% never lost an election, 27% 
lost only one election, 10% lost only 
two elections during their careers. Most 
respondents moved up the hierarchy 
after an incumbent's resignation or 
election/appointment to a higher office; 
25% of all positions held were won by 
defeating an incumbent. 

Most (66%) had a mentor or a major 
supporter, and some (10%) had several 
mentors during their careers. Mentors 
listened to and discussed ideas (98%), 
encouraged the discussion of disagree- 
ments (95%), demanded high levels of 
effort (92%), gave career advice (72%), 

made introductions to the "right" peo- 
ple (50%). The respondents (89%) in- 
dicated their mentors had a significant 
influence on them personally as well as 
on their career success. A few leaders 
appointed their mentors to high-level 

Those interviewed in the survey were 
generally satisfied with their careers; 
90% rank those things relative to being 
a labor leader near the top of all things 
important to them. However, 22% wish 
they had chosen a different career, and 
32% are sometimes dissatisfied with 
their decision to become a labor leader. 

The 60 labor leaders were asked to 
indicate the priorities for their unions, 
as they saw it. The accompanying chart 
indicates their responses. jj]jr) 

National Priorities For Labor Leaders Interviewed 


Level of 


Not at All 

Gain seat on the Board of Directors of 
employing' companies 





Support Protectionist Legislation against 
foreign competition 





Support legislation restricting the amount 
and type of work people can do at home 





Help organize workers and train labor 
leaders in foreign countries 





Coordinate collective bargaining, strikes, 
and boycott activities with unions in other 





Merge national unions to increase collective 
bargaining power 





Increase the numbers of women serving as 
union leaders 





Ally with activist organizations (such as civil 
rights groups) in support of economic, 
social, and health reforms 





Establish a national political party to 
represent Labor's interests 





Establish compulsory retirement of national 
union leaders by setting limitations on age 
or number of eligible terms 





Increase the number of minority group 
members serving as union leaders 





Support "equal pay for work of comparable 
worth" legislation 





Purchase and manage large scale business 









Figures released by Labour Canada show 1 987 
will be a busy year for union-management negotia- 

Some 1 .5 million Canadian workers — two-thirds 
of all employees covered by major collective agree- 
ments — will be involved in about 600 separate ne- 
gotiations this year. 

Public and quasi-public sector bargaining will 
continue to predominate, as agreements expire in 
the airlines, urban transit, telephones, and the fed- 
eral public service. (Approximately 75% of employ- 
ees covered by negotiations at the present time are 
in the public and quasi-public sectors.) 

The key private-sector negotiations in 1987 will 
occur in the auto, steel, and pulp and paper indus- 

Since wage gains in major agreements have 
been below consumer price increases for the past 
four years, wage demands will likely remain a major 
concern for union negotiators in 1 987. Other key 
issues are likely to be job protection, contracting- 
out, training and retraining, seniority rights, income 
support in the event of layoffs, and pensions and 
early retirement plans. 

On the other hand, employers are likely to con- 
tinue their emphasis on wage restraint (including for 
example, lower start rates for new employees), and 
on greater flexibility in work-force deployment. 


The Ontario Federation of Labour has endorsed 
the campaign for a nuclear-weapons-free Ontario. A 
resolution on declaring the province a Nuclear- 
Weapons-Free Zone was to be introduced in the 
Ontario Legislature by Richard Johnston (NDP, 
Scarborough West). 

Seven countries, including Iceland and Spain, 
have declared themselves nuclear-weapons free, 
OFL Secretary-Treasurer Sean O'Flynn noted in a 
letter to affiliates. "In Canada, over 100 towns and 
regions — including the Province of Manitoba — have 
done likewise. In Ontario, 39 communities have de- 
clared themselves nuclear-weapons-free." 

The leaflet on this campaign noted that: "In a 
Nuclear Weapons-Free Ontario, there would be no 
export of goods and materials used in the construc- 
tion and deployment of nuclear weapons sys- 
tems. . . . Existing nuclear weapons — related activ- 
ity, such as at Litton, would be converted to civilian 
use, ensuring that no jobs would be lost." 


An employer who hires replacement workers dur- 
ing a strike cannot insist on keeping the strike- 
breakers on the job when the walkout is settled, the 
Ontario Labor Relations Board has decided in a key 

The decision appears to close the door in Ontario 
to the type of bitter issue that kept workers on the 
picket line for six and one half months at the Gain- 
ers Inc. meat plant in Edmonton, Alta. In that strike, 
owner Peter Pocklington had refused to back down 
on his promise to replacement workers that they 
would keep their jobs. 

The ruling by the OLRB says a company is acting 
illegally when it holds up a settlement by insisting 
that the replacements get priority over strikers for 
the jobs available when the dispute is ended. 

The board was ruling on complaints laid by the 
United Steelworkers of America, which represents 
about 40 workers who have been on strike for more 
than three and one half years at Shaw-Almex In- 
dustries Ltd., a machinery company just outside 
Parry Sound. 


.The corporate effort to control costs, a dominant 
business theme since the 1982 recession, doesn't 
appear to have adversely affected the salaries of 
top executives, two recent surveys indicate. 

Many company directors received pay increases 
of more than 10% in 1986, as well as topped-up 
annual retainers and larger honorariums for attend- 
ing meetings, the Conference Board of Canada has 

Salary increases for executives, while lagging be- 
hind those of directors, outpaced those for all other 
employee groups, as well as the rate of inflation, for 
the third consecutive year, a study by Hansen Con- 
sultants Ltd. of Toronto shows. 

The Conference Board study indicates that 41% 
of the 928 companies surveyed gave their outside 
directors pay increases this year. Median annual 
pay climbed by 15% for directors of financial institu- 
tions, and by 1 1 % for directors of manufacturing 

Among other non-financial companies, pay in- 
creases averaged only 5%. 


According to a report by Wilfred List in the To- 
ronto Globe and Mail, labor's experiment with peo- 
ple's capitalism in Quebec is helping to resuscitate 
faltering companies, enabling some small enter- 
prises to expand, and in the process saving and 
creating jobs. 

The labor-initiated fund for risk capital investment 
in small and medium-sized Quebec companies is 
unique in North America. It has raised more than 
$50-million in its three years of operation. 

The fund could top $100-million by next year, 
Louis Laberge, president of the Quebec Federation 
of Labor, said in an interview. He is also godfather 
of what the QFL has dubbed a Solidarity Fund. 

Since its inception in February 1984, the fund has 
invested nearly $12 million in 16 companies, 
breathing life into one business that had been 
closed for nearly a year and keeping another from 
going under because of a lack of capital. 





Continued effort by local union 

officers is needed to 

bring reciprocal benefits 

to all members. 

Responding to the mandate of the 
delegates to the 34th 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 explanation of 
the reciprocal problem appears below.) 

If there is a recriprocal agreement in 
your area, find out how it works. 

The new agreements help to secure 
your future, but too many members are 
still not enjoying this long-awaited ben- 
efit. The reason: many local union and 
district council representatives who serve 
as trustees of benefit funds have not 
pushed for approval 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 
Agreements. 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) if 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 

7 years 

Carpenter Fund "A" 

3 years 


Carpenter Fund "B" 

5 years 


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 43 states and the District 
of Columbia. 

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 

We Urge You To Keep This Issue For Reference 

Here is a listing of pension funds wtiicli tiave signed tlie 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 Master 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?) 


Arizona State Carpenters Pension Trust 

5125 North 16th Street, Suite A104 
Phoenix, Arizona 85016 


Carpenters Pension Fund of Arkansas 
1 Riverfront Place, Suite 580 
N. Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 


Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Northern California 
955 Market Street 
San Francisco, California 94103-1769 

Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for 

Southern California 
520 South Virgil Avenue 
Los Angeles, California 90020 

Mill Cabinet Pension Fund for Northern 

955 Market Street 
San Francisco, California 94103 

San Diego County Carpenters Pension 

4635 Viewridge Ave., Suite D 
San Diego, California 92123 

Southern California Lumber Industry 

Retirement Fund 
650 S. Spring Street, Room 1028 
Los Angeles, California 90014 


Centennial State Carpenters Pension Trust 

789 Sherman Street, Suite 560 
Denver, Colorado 80203 


Connecticut State Council of Carp. State- 
wide Pension and Health Funds 
10 Broadway 
Hamden, Connecticut 06518 


Washington Area Carpenters Pension & 

Retirement Fund 
2233 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 216 
Washington, DC 20007 


Central Florida Carpenters District Co. 

Pension Fund 
P. O. Box 20173 
Orlando, Florida 32814 

Carpenters Local Union 140 Pension Fund 
7930 U.S. 301 North 
Tampa, Florida 33610 

Jacksonville & Vicinity Carpenters DC 

Pension Fund 
P. O. Box 16845 
Jacksonville, Florida 32245-6845 

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 con- 
tributions program for pensions. If 
you work under another fund's juris- 
diction and both that fund and your 
local's fund have signed the agree- 
ment, 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 local'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 re- 
tire — or when you have a large hos- 
pital bill that won't be paid because 
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. 

Palm Beach Couiity Carpenters Pension 

2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 101 
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 

South Florida Carpenters Pension Trust 

P. O. Box 560695 
Miami, Florida 33156 

Florida Millwrights Piledrivers Highway 

Const. & Divers Pension Fund 
3500 Fletcher Ave., Suite 105 
Tampa, Florida 33612 


Carp. L.U. 225 & MW L.U. 1263 Health 

& Welfare Fund 
3355 Northeast Expressway, Suite 110 
Atlanta, Georgia 30341 


Idaho Branch Inc. AGC Carpenters 

Pension Trust 
P. O. Box 5183 
Portland, Idaho 97208 


Carpenters Welfare & Pension Fund of 

28 North First St., P.O. Box 470 
Geneva, Illinois 60134 

Chicago & Northeast Illinois DC of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
12 East Erie Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60611 

Chicago & Northeast Illinois DC of 
Carpenters Millmen Pension Fund 
12 East Erie Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60611 

Carpenters DC of Madison Co. 111. & 

Vicinity Health & Welfare Fund 
617 W. Chain of Rocks Road 
Granite City, Illinois 62040 

Danville Carpenters Pension Fund 
17 E. Main Street 
Danville, Illinois 61832 

Local Union 496 Insurance Fund 
555 S. Schuyler Ave., Suite 220 
Kankakee, Illinois 60901 

Carpenters L.U. 496 Pension Trust Fund 
220 West Court Street 
Kankakee, Illinois 60901 



Central 111. DC of Carpenters Health & 

Welfare Trust Fund 
512 W. Main Street 
Peoria. Illinois 61605 

Const. Industry Welfare Fund of Central 

111. (L.U. 44 & 347) 
34 East Springfield Ave. 
Champaign, Illinois 61820 


Carp. Central & Western IN Pension Fund 

& Welfare Fund 
5 E. Market St.. Suite 1222 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 

NW Indiana & Vic DC of Carpenters 

Pension Trust Fund 
2111 W. Lincoln Hwy. 
Merrillville, Indiana 46410 

Eastern Indiana Fringe Benefit Fund 
3515 Washington Blvd. 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 

Evansville Area Carpenter Health & 

Welfare Fund 
1035 W. Franklin Street 
Evansville, Indiana 47710 

Local Union 413 Health & Welfare Fund 
315 N. Lafayette Blvd. 
South Bend. Indiana 46601 

Indiana State Council Pension & Welfare 

P. O. Box 55221 
IndianapoMs, Indiana 46205 

Carpenters LM Pension Fund 
5638 Professional Circle 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 


Lower Ohio Valley DC Pension Trust 

620 East 22nd Street 
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 

Lower Ohio Valley DC & Western Ky. 

DC Health & Welfare Fund 
620 East 22nd Street 
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 


UBC&JA L.U. 948 Retirement Health & 

Welfare Funds 
The Bankers 711 High St. 
Des Moines, Iowa 50307 

Iowa Builders Retirement & Health & 

Welfare Funds 
P. O. Box 360 
Waterloo, Iowa 50704 


Kansas Construction Trades Open End 

Pension Trust Fund 
4101 Southgate Dr., P.O. Box 5168 
Topeka, Kansas 66605 


Falls Cities Carpenters DC Pension Fund 
4017 Dixie Highway 
Louisville, Kentucky 40216 


District Council of New Orleans & 
Vicinity Pension Fund 

1407 Decatur Street 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 

United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 

Union 1811 Pension Fund 
c/o SW Administrators, P.O. Box 4617 
Monroe, Louisiana 71201 

Northwest Louisiana Carp. Pension Plan 
2715 Mackey Office PL, Suite 207 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71118 

Carpenters Local 1098 Pension Fund 

5219 Choctaw Drive 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805 

L.U. 953 Pension & Health Welfare Funds 

1715 Common Street 

Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601 


See New Hampshire & Vermont 


Cumberland Md. & Vicinity Building and 

Const. Employees Trust Fund 
72 Greene Street 
Cumberland, Maryland 21502 

Carpenters Pension & Welfare Fund of 

Baltimore, Maryland 
432 Eastern Avenue 
Baltimore, Maryland 21221 


Mass. State Carpenters Annuity Fund 

69 Winn Street 

Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 

Mass. State Carpenters Pension Fund 

69 Winn Street 

Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 

Carpenters L.U. 624 Health & Welfare 

30 Cottage Street, Room 23 
Brockton, Massachusetts 02401 

Carpenters L.U. 1305 Health & Insurance 

239 Bedford Street 
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721 


Michigan Carpenters Council Pension 

241 E. Saginaw, Suite 601 
East Lansing, Michigan 48823 

Carpenters Pension Trust Fund Detroit & 

30700 Telegraph Rd., Suite 2400 
Birmingham, Michigan 48012 

Detroit Carpenters Health & Welfare Fund 
20300 Civic Center Dr., Suite 205 
Southfield, Michigan 48076 

Local Union 9005 Health & Welfare Fund 

7301 Schaefer 

Dearborn, Michigan 48126 

MW Local 1 102 Health & Welfare Fund 
1145 W. Long Lake Rd., Suite 100 
Bloomfield, Michigan 48013 

Resilient Floor Coverers Pension Fund 
30700 Telegraph Rd., Suite 4601 
Birmingham, Michigan 48010-3787 

Lathers Local 1028-L Health Care Fund 

P. O. Box 1132 

Bay City, Michigan 48706 

Detroit Millmen's Health Welfare Fund 
1 145 W. Long Lake Road 
Bloomfield, Michigan 48013 


Twin City Carpenters & Joiners Pension 

2850 Metro Drive, Suite 404 
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420 

Lathers Local 190 Pension Fund 
708 South Tenth Street 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 

Minneapolis Lathers Plasterers and Plaster 

Tenders Welfare Fund 
708 South Tenth Street 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 


Carpenters District Council of KC & 

Vicinity Pension Fund 
3100 Broadway, Suite 505 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111 

Carpenters Pension Trust Fund of St. 

1401 Hampton Ave., Carpenters Bldg. 
St. Louis, Missouri 63139 

Carpenters Shops & Mills Pension Plan 
1401 Hampton Avenue 
St. Louis, Missouri 63139 


See Idaho & Washington 


Lincoln Building & Construction Industry 

Pension Plan 
100 North 56th St., Suite 211 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504 

Omaha Construction Industry Health 

Welfare & Pension Plans 
8707 W. Center Road 
Omaha, Nebraska 68124 


Northern Nevada Carpenters Pension 

Trust Fund 
1745 Vassar St., P.O. Box 11337 
Reno, Nevada 89510 

Construction Industry & Carpenters Joint 

Pension Trust Southern Nev. 
1830 East Sahara Ave., Suite 100 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89160-1320 


Northern New England Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
490 Valley St., P.O. Box 970 
Manchester, New Hampshire 03105 


New Jersey Carp. Pension Fund 
130 Mountain Avenue 
Springfield, New Jersey 07081 

EC Carpenters Pension Fund 

76 South Orange Avenue 

South Orange, New Jersey 07079 

Carpenters & Millwrights Local 31 Pension 

31 Airpark Road, CN62 
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 



Carpenters Resilient Flooring Local 2212 

Pension & Welfare Fund 
1503 Stuyvesant Avenue 
Union, New Jersey 07083 

Carpenters Specialty & Shopmen 

Severance & Pension Fund 
2424 Morris Avenue 
Union, New Jersey 07083 


New Mexico District Council of 
Carpenters Pension Trust Fund 
1200 San Pedro N.E., Box 1 1399 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87192 


Hudson Valley District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
632 Route 9W 
Newburgh, New York 12550 

Nassau County Carpenters Pension Fund 
1065 Old Country Road 
Westbury, New York 11590 

New York City District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
204-8 East 23rd Street 
New York, New York 10010 

Suffolk County Carpenters Pension and 

Fringe Benefit Funds 
Carpenters Building, Route 112 
Medford, New York 11763-9990 

Westchester County New York Carpenters 

Pension Fund 
10 Saw Mill River Road 
Hawthorne, New York 10532 

Carpenters L.U. 964 Pension Fund 
130 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 


North Carolina Carpenters Pension Fund 
P. O. Box 13487 
Roanoke, Virginia 24034 


Bismarck & Mandan Health & Welfare 

Trust Fund 
4410 13th Avenue, S.W. 
Fargo, North Dakota 58121 


Ohio Carpenters Pension Fund 
3611 Chester Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 441 14 

Cleveland & Vicinity Carpenters District 

Council Hospital Fund 
3611 Chester Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 441 14 

Miami Valley Carpenters District Council 

Pension Fund 
201 Riverside Drive, Suite 3A 
Dayton, Ohio 45405 

Ohio Valley Carpenters District Council 

Pension Fund 
200 Central Trust Bldg., 309 Vine 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 

Construction Industry Health & Welfare 

Delta Lane & Old Rte. 52, P.O. Box 1014 
South Point, Ohio 45680 


Oregon-Washington Carpenters Employers 

Pension Trust Fund 
3220 S.W. First Avenue 
Portland, Oregon 97201 


Carpenters Pension Fund & Medical Plan 

of W. Pa. 
495 Mansfield Avenue, First Floor 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205 

Carpenters L.U. 261 Annuity Fund 
431 Wyoming Avenue 
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 


Rhode Island Carpenters Pension Fund 
14 Jefferson Park Road 
Warwick, Rhode Island 02888 


Carpenters Local 109 Pension Fund 
907 Two Mile Pike 
Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 

Middle Tenn. District Council of 

Carpenters Pension Fund 
907 Two Mile Pkwy., Bldg. C 
Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 

Tri-State Carpenters DC of Chattanooga, 

Tenn., Pension Trust Fund 
P. O. Box 11509 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401 

Carpenters Local Union 345 Pension Plan 
750 Adams Street 
Memphis, Tennessee 38105 


Texas Carpenters Pension Fund 
6162 E. Mockingbird Lane, #207 
Dallas, Texas 75214 

Houston DC Carpenters Pension Health & 

Welfare Plan 
7151 Office City Dr., Suite 101 
Houston, Texas 77087 


Utah Carpenters & Cement Masons 

Pension Fund 
.3785 South 7th East 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 


See New Hampshire 


Southwest Virginia Trust Fund 
P. O. Box 13487 
Roanoke, Virginia 24034 


Carpenters Retirement Trust of Western 

P. O. Box 1929 
Seattle, Washington 98111 

Millmens Retirement Trust of Washington 
2512 Second Avenue, Room 206 
Seattle, Washington 98121 

Wash-Idaho-Montana Carpenters 
Employment Retirement Trust 
E. 123 Indiana, P.O. Box 5434 
Spokane, Washington 99205 

Tacoma Millmen Pension Trust Fund 

P. O. Box 1894 

Tacoma, Washington 98401 


Chemical Valley Pension Fund of West 

401 Eleventh Street 
Huntington, West Virginia 25701 

Carpenters Health Fund of West Virginia 
401 Eleventh Street 
Huntington, West Virginia 25701 


Wisconsin State Carpenters Pension Fund 

P. O. Box 4002 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702 

Bldg. Trades United Pension Trust Fund- 

Milw. & Vicinity 
500 Elm Grove Road 
Elm Grove, Wisconsin 53122 

Racine Construction Industry Pension 

1824 Sycamore Avenue 
Racine, Wisconsin 53406 


Wyoming Carpenters Pension Fund 
200 Consolidated Royalty Bldg. 
Casper, Wyoming 82601 

Blueprint for Cure 

Recent Blueprint for Cure contri- 
butions total $5,588.54: 
In memory of Leon W. Greene from 

Santa Clara Valley DC 
In memory of Leon W. Greene from 

Norman D. Neilan 
In memory of Carol J. Lane from 

Local 44 
Local 964, New City N.Y. 
Local 1305, Fall River Mass 
Local 1338, Charlottetown P.E.I. 
Local 1607, Los Angeles Calif. 
Local 1693, Chicago Illinois 
Diane Baumler 
Joseph L. Becker Jr. 
David Braunstein 
Patrick J. Donnelly 
Brigid Fahy 
Thomas Flurry 
A. Frangella 
Adeline Grimme 
Leonard Grimme 
Ellen G. Hogan 
Robert E. Hayes 
Arthur J. Hopkins 
George Judt 
Michael J. Keenan 
Jessica Krulfeifer 
Francis Lamph 
Mark A. Maloney 
Richard J. Maragni 
Thomas C. Ober 
Fred Petrie 
Ben Salir 
August Saks Jr. 
Mary Suleski 
Edith R. Taussig 



Labor News 

Looking for 

the union 

label ... in China 

One question was paramount among 
Chinese children in Peking questioning a 
small group of visiting athletes from the 
United States. Looking at the American 
tennis racquets, the Chinese youngsters 
pointed to the union label and asked, 
"What's that ... the name of the man 
who made it?" A perfect opening for a 
discussion of American trade unionism. 

AFL-CIO delegation 
denied visas to meet 
Solldarnosc leader 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland was 
denied entry to Poland to meet with 
Solidamosc Chairman Lech Walesa after 
Kirkland refused the Polish govern- 
ment's condition that he also meet with 
official state unions. 

The denial came in the final days of 
the Polish government's six-month am- 
nesty against the independent trade union 
and its leaders. During the amnesty, 
hundreds of political prisoners were re- 
leased while the union reformed some 20 
regional committees. 

However, harassment of Solidamosc 
activists continued, and reports indicate 
the government intends to step up efforts 
against the union at the end of the am- 
nesty period. 

Kirkland said that the Polish authori- 
ties had informed the delegates that the 
condition for visas would be to meet with 
the official trade unions created by Gen- 
eral Jaruzelski's government after it 
banned the independent trade union So- 

"As a matter of principle, we refused 
to do so," Kirkland said. "We will not 
be coerced by any government into meet- 
ing with company unions. We reject the 
assertion of the Polish government that 
Solidamosc does not exist and that the 
new unions speak for Poland ' s workers . " 

Sales of 
homes up 

Almost one-third of all new single- 
family homes sold in America in 1985 
were manufactured homes, according to 
the Manufactured Housing Institute. The 
association says that deliveries of man- 
ufactured homes in the Northeast during 
the first six months of 1986 were up 10% 
over 1985. The East North Central region 
saw a 3.8% rise. 

Firms returning 
to manufacturing 
in the United States 

Some firms are returning plants to the 
U.S. after problems abroad offset cheap 
labor costs. Industries ranging from high 
technology to sporting goods are taking 
another look at manufacturing in the U.S. 
Some economists and consultants say 
the trickle of companies now choosing 
U.S. manufacturing will turn into a steady 
stream in a few years as companies wake 
up to the hidden costs of offshore pro- 

Lionel Trains moved its manufacturing 
to Mexico, thinking it was a no-lose 
proposition — 55(Z an hour wages. Quality, 
supply, labor, and communications cre- 
ated a situation where the company 
couldn't fill two-thirds of its orders and 
returned production to its home in Mich- 

Robert Burrows, president of Rawlings 
Sporting Goods Co. of St. Louis, Mo., 
thought offshore production would be 
cheaper. But such expenses as inventory, 
customs, and transportation costs, he 
says, create "a lot of pitfalls," sometimes 
enough to offset the savings. 

Arrow Co. was importing about 15% 
of its dress shirts from the Far East. 
Now, the West Point-Pepperell Inc. sub- 
sidiary is importing only 5% to 10% and 
expects soon to halt imports completely. 
KBX Corp. is considering again making 
in the U.S. a stereo recording device that 
it has imported from Japan since 1980. 
Micro Technology Inc., makers of semi- 
conductor chips, returned its assembly 
operation to Boise, Ida., from the Phil- 
ippines and South Korea. The percent- 
ages of usable chips out of total produc- 
tion has risen 15% to 20%. 

UBC's health and safety 
director reappointed to 
OSHA advisory committee 

Five employee representatives were 
reappointed to the Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration's Advisory 
Committee on Construction Safety and 
Health for terms ending June 30, 1988. 
Those reappointed include Joe Adam, 
Plumbers and Pipefitters; Joseph Durst, 
UBC; George E. Smith, Electrical Work- 
ers; Jim E. Lapping, AFL-CK) Building 
and Construction Trades Department; 
and Robert E. P. Cooney, formerly with 
the Ironworkers and now a safety and 
health consultant in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Editor's Mole: An item on our Labor 
News Roundup page in the November 
1986 issue o/ Carpenter contained inac- 
curate information concerning IBM Corp. 
plans to reduce its workforce. According 
to the director of information at IBM 
headquarters, "IBM has not laid off any 
workers, nor do we plan to." 

George Meany MDA 
Fellow discovers 
muscular dystrophy gene 

A Muscular Dystrophy Association 
supported research team has discovered 
the hereditary unit, or gene, which, when 
defective, causes Duchenne muscular 
dystrophy — the most severe form of the 
disease. MDA grantee Louis M. Kunkel, 
Ph.D., who led the Boston Children's 
Hospital research team that discovered 
the gene, is a former recipient of MDA's 
prestigious George Meany Postdoctoral 

Dr. Kunkel's efforts to isolate the 
Duchenne gene commenced in 1981 , when 
he was awarded the special two-year 
fellowship named in honor of Meany, the 
founding president of the AFL-CIO and 
an MDA corporate member from 1967 
until his death in 1980. 

"It's hke George is still watching over 
us, doing everything he can to help," 
said MDA National Chauman Jerry Lewis. 
"Twenty years ago he told me that MDA 
would 'find the American trade union 
movement right at your side, helping in 
every way we can.' And that it has." 

Labor Department 
newsletter to focus 
on cooperation 

A new bimonthly newsletter from the 
U.S. Department of Labor highlights some 
of the issues and trends emerging from 
a changing labor relations climate in the 
United States and focuses on many of 
the creative programs and policies that 
foster cooperation between labor and 
management in the American workplace. 

Labor Relations Today, published by 
the department's Bureau of Labor-Man- 
agement Relations and Cooperative Pro- 
grams, seeks to encourage a less adver- 
sarial, more harmonious climate that will 
result in greater productivity, improved 
competitiveness, and a better quality of 
life for workers on the job. 

"There will always be situations where 
labor and management will need to bar- 
gain over issues; what we are seeking to 
highlight are those areas where labor and 
management can share ideas and com- 
municate for the good of all parties," 
said Stephen I. Schlossberg, deputy un- 
der secretary of labor for labor-manage- 
ment relations. 

The newsletter supplements an array 
of informational materials available from 
the bureau. For a copy of the newsletter 
or a catalog of publications, write: Editor, 
Labor Relations Today, Bureau of La- 
bor-Management Relations and Cooper- 
ative Programs, U.S. Department of La- 
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Dramatic, Turbulent History of 
Pile Drivers Told in New Booh 

The turbulent history of union pile 
drivers from ancient times to the pres- 
ent day is described in words and pic- 
tures in a new book, Pilebutt, by Mi- 
chael S. Munoz, a member of UBC 
Local 34, San Francisco, Calif. It's easy 
reading, and we recommend it to all 
"pilebutts" and "piledoes" (a term 
which is sometimes applied to women 
pile drivers) in the United Brotherhood. 

Munoz's book is the result of 10 years 
of research into his craft. It all started 
back in 1977 when Munoz was injured 
while working at Pier 39 in San Fran- 

"With free time on my hands, Local 
34 President Gary Bakke appointed me 
as an unofficial historian," recalls Mu- 
noz. "I searched the union hall for old 
files and any artifacts I could find. While 
reading the minute books of past meet- 
ings and looking at pictures in the hall, 
I came to understand that I was a 
product of generations of working men. 

"Pilebutts who had taught me my 

trade gained my respect. In turn, they 
had been taught by men they respected. 
This process has gone on for genera- 

Munoz's interest in the history of his 
trade took him to many libraries and 
many historic files. He has assembled 
48 pages of text and 40 historic pictures 
describing the work of pile drivers in 
many parts of North America, with 
special emphasis on West Coast Pile 
Drivers, his fellow members. 

Munoz describes in detail how Pile 
Drivers became Carpenters during the 
period of 1910-1920, when Samuel 
Gompers of the American Federation 
of Labor and William Hutcheson of the 
United Brotherhood were playing lead- 
ing roles in the American labor move- 
ment. Early pioneers of the UBC on 
the West Coast docks are described — 
Don Cameron, who fought the employ- 
ers' antiunion "American Plan" and 
later played a major role in organizing 
the lumber and sawmill workers of 






Northern California, and Jack Wagner, 
a leader of dock builders in the San 
Francisco Bay area for more than a half 

Pilebutt sells for only $6.50 (check 
or money order). Order from Pilebutt 
Press, 14628 Elm Street, San Leandro, 
CA 94579. Be sure to include your full 
name and address (printed legibly) for 
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Bay State Carpenters' Story 
Published by Temple University 

The history of the Carpenters in Mas- 
sachusetts goes back to America's be- 
ginnings. Most of the men aboard the 
Mayflower with the first colonists to 
Plymouth were carpenters, we are told. 
It was Boston caulkers and carpenters 
who dumped the British tea into Boston 
harbor at the famous tea party. 

Mark Erlich, a member of Carpenters 
Local 40, Boston, Mass., for the past 
16 years who teaches and write about 
labor history and current labor issues, 
has picked up the story of Massachu- 
setts carpenters from the early days and 
described their evolving history over 
two centuries, with particular emphasis 
on the growth of the United Brother- 
hood in the state since the union's 
founding in 1881. 

Mark Erlich authored a special eight- 
page supplement to the March 1982, 
Carpenter, entitled, "Peter J. McGuire, 
The Story of a Remarkable Trade 
Unionist." He began work on the Mas- 
sachusetts state history about the time 
the UBC marked its centennial in 1981. 
At that time, the Brotherhood urged 
state councils to initiate histories of the 

Brotherhood in each state. Many ex- 
cellent histories were produced, and 
they are now residing in hundreds of 
local and state libraries and in the ar- 
chives of the General Offices in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Eriich's book, which runs 
239 pages and contains 115 photo- 
graphs, is one of the most definitive of 

The manuscript came to the attention 
of the Temple University Press in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa., which published the vol- 
ume recently. 

Entitled With Our Hands. The Story 
of Carpenters in Massachusetts, the 
book has been praised by scholars and 
public officials alike. Early this year, 
the Massachusetts State Council and 
the Boston District Council plan to hold 
a book party to present With Our Hands 
to the membership and to the general 

Through the efforts of Erlich, the 
book is being offered to union members 
at a fraction of the publisher's retail 
price of $29.95. The reduced price for 
union members is $9.00 plus $1.55 for 
shipping and handling, for a total of 


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Gains and Losses for Metal Trades 

The AFL-CIO Metal Trades Depart- 
ment, with which the United Brother- 
hood is affiliated, recently talhed up its 
legislative gains and losses in the 99th 
Congress, which adjourned last year, 
and considered what has to be done by 
the 100th Congress, now in session. 

Basically, the Metal Trades are push- 
ing policies to help preserve shipbuild- 
ing jobs, strengthen the nation's indus- 
trial and defense base, and protect the 
safety and health of members of Metal 
Trades craft affiliates. 

Metal Trades unions have been equally 
aggressive in opposing Reagan Admin- 
istration policies that would encourage 
the construction and reconstruction of 
ships in foreign shipyards; the "con- 
tracting out" of service functions by 
federal agencies; the crippling of the 
Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts; 
and efforts to further erode worker 
health and safety protections. 

In all of these MTD legislative strug- 
gles in 1985 and 1986, the new MTD 
Grass-Roots Legislative Action Pro- 
gram has played an important role. 
Many members of affiliated interna- 
tional unions have participated in the 
program, sending to their Representa- 
tives and Senators special communi- 
cations on key legislation — timed to 
achieve the maximum possible impact 
on the outcome of votes. 

Metal Trades victories included: 

• The 600-ship Navy construction program 
was maintained, although at a slower pace 
because of Defense budget restraints; 

• New awareness of the importance of main- 
taining a strong U.S. defense industrial 
base and a more fair trade policy was 
indicated by a number of measures ap- 
proved in the House — a comprehensive 
foreign trade bill to help U.S. workers and 
industries compete with foreign-subsi- 
dized imports and a number of "Buy 
American" amendments to other legisla- 
tion to help preserve manufacturing jobs; 

• Enactment of a cargo preference amend- 
ment to the 1985 farm bill, raising the 
amounts of government-owned farm com- 
modities shipped in U.S. -flag vessels from 
50% to 75% over three years; 

• Enactment of legislation to restore ade- 
quate operating funds for Coast Guard 
operations, including construction of ves- 

• Blocking of Reagan administration efforts 
to again authorize construction of vessels 
for Jones Act domestic trades in foreign 

• Blocking of administration's pian to ex- 
port Alaskan oil to Japan, which would 
endanger U.S. tanker fleet so essential to 
our national security; 

• Enactment of major water resources and 
port development legislation to deepen 
channels for ocean-going vessels; 


• Again blocked legislation to re-flag for- 
eign-built cruise ships, while passing a bill 
to declare a two-year moratorium on such 
re-flagging to permit U.S. cruise ships to 
be built in U.S. shipyards; 

• Enactment of legislation to authorize and 
provide funding to NASA to continue 
efforts for construction of the manned 
Space Station. 

Other legislation with which MTD 
was concerned met a variety of session- 
ending conclusions: 

• Efforts to pass a commercial vessel "build 
and charter" program to build military 
useful ships in U.S. shipyards was de- 
feated by opposition from the Reagan 
administration and the Senate Armed 
Service Committee; 

• A comprehensive national shipbuilding 
program to rebuild the U.S. Merchant 
Marine with new construction of U.S.- 
flag vessels did not emerge in the 99th 

• The Title XI government mortgage loan 
guarantee program of the Maritime 
Administration was further weakened; 

• Final action on major occupational safety 
and health legislation was not taken prior 
to adjournment. 

Other actions dealt with Reagan 
administration procurement, person- 
nel, and defense poUcies. President 
Reagan, Defense Secretary Casper 
Weinberger, and Navy Secretary John 
Lehman were formally advised by Pres- 
ident Paul Burnsky of MTD about con- 
cerns over the erosion of the U.S. 
shipbuilding industrial base and its threat 
to our national security; of MTD op- 
position to administration "contracting 
out" practices, job reduction at Naval 
shipyards and "low-ball" bidding prac- 
tices by nonunion shipyards. 

Support for CLIC 

The District Council of Baltimore, Md., 
and Vincinity recently collected $8,596.23 
for the Carpenters Legislative Improve- 
ment Committee, the political action arm 
of the UBC. William Halbert. right, dis- 
trict council secretary, presented a check 
for that amount to General Treasurer and 
Legislative Director Wayne Pierce. 


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Local 475 Puts United Brotherhood on Parade in l\/lassachusetts 

Local 475' s playhouse float won first prize in the Marlborough 
Labor Day Parade, part of the Marlborough Labor Day Festival 
which drew 80,000 people to the town. 

Some 700 strong, red-shirted members of Local 475 carry the 
day for labor in the Marlborough, Mass., Labor Day Parade. 

When the central Massachusetts city of 
Marlborough staged its 34th annual Labor 
Day parade, only one labor union was rep- 
resented: the United Brotherhood of Car- 
penter and Joiners of America. Local 475, 
Ashland, Mass., carried labor's standard, 
surrounded by marching bands, antique cars, 
pom-pom girls, and politicians. 

Business Agent Marty Ploof reported "We 
have 100% employment. Things are really 
looking up for us." 

In conjunction with the parade. Local 475 
apprentices constructed a child's playhouse 
which won first prize as the Best Designed 
Float. Publicly raffled, it raised $5,575 for 
New England KIDS Missing Children Fund. 

Schoolmates United 

Illinois Double-Breasted Job Picketed 

Jack DeBoer of Wichita. Kans., is building a "residence inn," a new concept in motels 
with fireplaces, kitchens, and home-like accomodations, near Elmhurst, III., and similar 
units in other parts of the United States. General Contractor on the northeast Illinois 
construction project is J.S. Alberici of Denver, Colo., a company signatory to an 
international agreement with the UBC and working union in many parts of the West and 
Midwest but working nonunion in northeast Illinois. A nonunion subcontractor, Dorssey 
and Son, also of Colorado, has the rough carpentry contract. In protest, members of 
Local 558 have been picketing the Job site for three months. 

Contractor Bolin's Safety Sweepstakes 

Edgerton School in Edgerton, Mo., has 
been kind to the UBC, grooming three 
schoolmates for financial secretaries' posi- 
tions -with UBC locals in the area. Mildred 
Lober, center, financial secretary with Lo- 
cal 110, St. Joseph, Mo., invited her 
schoolmates Charlie Wilson, left. Local 
1904, Kansas City, Mo., financial secre- 
tary and Howard Johnson, right. Local 61, 
Kansas City, Mo., financial secretary to a 
recognition dinner. 

Lee Bohn and Associates, one of Southern 
California's leading framing contractors, 
launched last July a comprehensive "Safety 
Sweepstakes" to remind employed members 
of Local 1913, Van Nuys, Calif., and others 
that safety is a major company concern. 

The contest involved workers at all of 
Bolin's construction sites, and prizes in- 
cluded a 4x4 pickup truck. Club Med va- 
cations, and 100 other prizes. To qualify for 
a prize, a field employee had to stay viola- 
tion-free and accident-free for 30 to 90 days. 

The first phase of this year-long safety 
campaign was completed November 15 when 

the company hosted a picnic for its 2,500 
employees at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 
CaUf., where prizes were awarded. An awards 
banquet was held last month. 

The sweepstakes idea proved to be a 
success. Almost every construction em- 
ployee proved eligible for prizes, the com- 
pany reported. 

Lee Bolin and Associates hopes to post 
one of the best safety records in the industry. 
It has produced safety manuals, created 
safety programs, given bonuses, and estab- 
lished labor-management safety committees 
to reduce accidents. 



Local 63 Builds Award-Winning Float 

This prize-winning float . constructed by Local 63, Bloomington, 111., look second place 
in the town's Labor Day Parade. The theme of the parade was "Liberty and Justice for 
All," honoring the Statue of Liberty and the Hay market centennial. The Carpenters 
entitled their float "Building the American Dream." 

Local 63 also hosted the annual Labor Day picnic, serving 1500 people on the local's 
grounds beneath a new pavilion built last spring with donated labor. And to finish the 
day, the Carpenters' team came in second in the Labor Day Softball Tournament. 

UBC-VISA Correction 

The United Brotherhood has just re- 
ceived word that the banlt administering 
the UBC-VISA program mistakenly in- 
serted the wrong informational insert in 
billing statements sent to UBC-VISA card- 
holders in January 1987. That insert listed 
charitable beneficiaries funded under a sep- 
arate, non-UBC program by holders of a 
"Working Assets VISA" card. The infor- 
mation in that insert does not apply to 
UBC-VISA cardholders. 

The donations generated by UBC-VISA 
cardholders have always been limited solely 
to a charitable recipient designated by the 
UBC. Currently, and since the beginning 
of the program, the UBC's designated char- 
ity is the Diabetes Research Institute 
("Blueprint for Cure"). In 1986, approxi- 
mately $15,000 was raised in this UBC- 
VISA credit card program. 

We have asked that the bank include a 
corrective notation in future statements. 
All UBC-VISA cards (which have 4131- 
498 as the first seven numbers) are gener- 
ating donations solely for the UBC desig- 
nated charity and not for other, separate 
Working Assets charitable programs. 

Carpenter Steers 
Union Team to Victory 

Rod Spencer, a Carpenter in Local 316, 
San Jose, Calif, and John Neece, a member 
of Ironworkers Local 377, San Francisco, 
Calif., and executive secretary of the Santa 
Clara and San Benito Counties Building and 
Construction Trades Council, have shown 
race fans that they are something to be 
reckoned with. They have won three out of 
five trophy dash starts, numerous heat race 
wins, final heat wins, and have won or been 
in the top three finishers in the main event. 
They currently are running fourth in NAS- 
CAR points and if they continue with their 
hot streak, they may move into points lead, 
a remarkable accomplishment since this is 
only their second year in modified sprint 

Neece, the car owner, says "without Bud- 
weiser (their major sponsor), K & C Drywall 
and Ceilings, Mimco Construction, Quaker 
State, and the unions in the local area, it 
would be impossible for us to have our 
current win record." Spencer, the driver, 
comes from a family of union carpenters. 
His father Gerald has been a union carpenter 
all of his adult life and has joined Spencer 
as have Spencer's brothers. Brad and Jerry, 
in car and motorcycle racing. The car is very 
well accepted with union members and the 
public at large and shows the union move- 
ment in a very positive light. 

Spencer and Neece also have a race-ready 
sprint car that they are hoping to put on the 
track this year for the World of Outlaw Tour 
in California. The pit crew is made up of 
Bricklayers, Machinists. Carpenters, and a 
Plumber, illustrating how well the construc- 
tion unions can work together. 

Local 316 Member Ron Spencer driving John 
modified sprint car. 

Neece' s Budweiser and union-backed 

Ironworker John Neece, left, and Car- 
penter Ron Spencer pose with trophy. 

Here's a tip . . . 
a Tax Tip. 

If you have at least one 
dependent child living with you 
and your income is less than 
$11,000 a year, you may qualify 
for the Earned Income Credit 
smd receive money back from 
the IRS. Publication 596 can tell 
you how. CaU 1-800-424-FORM 
(3676) or the IRS Tkx Forms 
number in your phone book to 
get a copy. 

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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: 


William R. Woods II, son of Local 60 
Member William R. Woods, Indianapolis, 
Ind., has graduated from 
the Great Lakes Naval 
Training Center in Illi- 
nois, and is now in car- 
pentry training with the 
Navy Seabees. Woods 
is following a long fam- 
ily tradition; his grand- 
father Hardin C. Woods 
is a recently retired 39- 
year member of the 
UBC; and his great 
grandfather, William R. Woods, was also a 
member of Local 60. 


Nassau County District Council recently 
announced the winners of the Albert Lam- 
berti Scholarship Award for 1986: Laura 
Scholz and Brenda Doscher. Both winners 
will receive a $2000 scholarship. Scholz is 
the daughter of Edward Scholz, a member 
of Local 1921, Hempstead, N.Y. Doscher's 
father, Herbert, is also a member of Local 


Virgil Heckathorn, Kansas City District 
Council, Kansas City, Mo., secretary was 
recently honored by Heart of America United 
Way for his six years of service as chairman 
of the Community Services Committee. Heart 
of America United Way President John 
Greenwood was on hand for the presentation 
of a plaque to Heckathorn in appreciation 
of his contribution. 


Jeffrey L. Hornber- 
ger, the son of Jack 
Hornberger of Local 
174. Joliet, 111., has 
been, commissioned an 
ensign in the U.S. 
Navy following his 
graduation from the 
U.S. Naval Academy 
at Annapolis, Md. 
Hornberger has been assigned to a three- 
month tour as a sailing instructor at the 
Academy before reporting to the U.S.S. 
Mount Whitney out of Norfolk, Va. He is 
the third Hornberger son to go on active 
duty with the Navy. 

Scholar winner Brenda Doscher, second 
from left, with Business Manager Harti- 
gan. President Fuchs, and Brenda' s 
mother, brother, and father. 


Local 1588, Syd- 
ney, N.S., recently 
made its annual 
scholarship presen- 
tation. Receiving 
scholarships were, 
from left, Colin 
Campbell, son of 
John A. Campbell; 
Marilyn Long, 
daughter of Russell 
Long; Patricia 
Hardy, daughter of 
John Hardy; and 
Edward Maclver, 
son of Angus 

Scholarship winner Laura Scholz, third 
from left, with, from left, Eugene Harti- 
gan, business manager. Local 1921; John 
Fuchs, president. Local 1921; Edward and 
Mrs. Scholz, and Laura's brother. 






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In California 

The 1987 Carpentry Training Conference 
has been scheduled for May 4-7, 1987, at 
the Oxnard Hilton Inn, Oxnard, Calif. The 
conference will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, 
May 5, and it is suggested that conference 
attendees arrive in Oxnard on Monday, May 
4. Under present plans, the conference will 
conclude at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7, ac- 
cording to an announcement by First General 
Vice President Sigurd Lucassen of the United 
Brotherhood and Arthur Ledford of the 
Associated General Contractors, co-chair- 
men of the International Joint Carpentry 
Apprenticeship Committee. 

A block of rooms has been secured at the 
conference hotel at a special rate, and train- 
ing representatives attending the conference 
are advised to tell the hotel that they are 
attending the conference. Reservation in- 
structions are contained in a memorandum 
issued January 9 by the UBC General Office. 

Any attendees wishing to suggest topics 
for discussion at the conference are advised 
to submit them to Vice President Lucassen 
at the General Offices, 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Washington Asbestos Certification Awarded 

A class resulting in Washington State certification for the liandling and removal of 
asbestos materials was recently completed by 16 tnembers of Local 1849, Pasco, Wash. 
The class was under the auspices of the Eastern Washington-Northern Idaho Carpenters- 
Employers Journeyman and Apprenticeship and Training Trust. The members receiving 
licensing, front row, from left, are Don Verhei, apprenticeship coordinator: Jerry Hig- 
gins; Darrell Higgins; Mama Rhoades: Ketsy Sanders: and Dal Long, Local 1849 
business representative. Second row, from left, are Pat Lawrence, Marion Bouta, LaVon 
Walker. James Vickerman, and David Sanders. Third row, from left, are Alex Titttle, 
Don Kincaid, Dean Bolt, Lyle Moffatt, Herb Bender, and Larry Lenharl. 

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The graduating apprentice class of Millwrights Local 2235. 
Pittsburgh, Pa., and members of the J AC are pictured at right. 
Seated, from left, are Ed Kavanagh, recording secretary: Ray 
Mitchell, business manager: George Walish, Second District 
board member: Howard Pfeifer, JAC: and L. Paid O'Donnell, 
president. Middle row, from left, are Richard Stone Jr, graduat- 
ing apprentice: Tom Mullen, treasurer: Bob George, JAC: Deb- 
orah Surchin, graduating apprentice: and Bill Trauterman, JAC. 
Back row. from left, are Roger Sutton and Peter Milan, gradu- 
ating apprentices: James Kempton, vice president: Greg Kozak. 
graduating apprentice: and Ed Panza, conductor. 

Greg Kozak received a $100 savings bond for high scholastic 
honors, and Kozak and Richard Stone received 12" precision 
levels with cases for perfect attendance. 

Surrounded by the apprentices who made up his last class. 
Carpenter Instructor George Sakaguchi celebrated his retire- 
ment from the Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties, Dis- 
trict Office 5, covering the five local unions in Santa Clara 
Valley. George, a member of Carpenters Local 316, San Jose, 
Calif, for 33 years, has taught in the apprenticeship program 
since 1978, and pioneered the daytime instruction program in 
his area. Pictured, front row, from left, are John Curci, Mark 
Jordon, Steve Piziali, and David Rienecker, with, standing cen- 
ter, George SakagUchi. Middle row, from left, are Mark Hinz, 
Russell Hajik, Steve Hermosillo, Phillip Hayes Jr., and Sam 
Lippert. Top row, from left, are David Beausoleil, David El- 
wood, Neil Corbella, and Robert Baldini. 



Graduates of the Western Pennsylvania Joint Apprentice Committee assembled after certificate presentations. 

New Journeymen Honored in Western Pennsylvania 

The 1986 graduating apprentice class of 
the Carpenters District Council of Western 
Pennsylvania Joint Apprentice Committee 
recently gathered at the William Penn Hotel 
in Pittsburgh, Pa., to be presented journey- 
man certificates. Graduates honored are as 
follows: Frank Anania, Local 142, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.; Robert Armstrong, Local 541, 
Washington, Pa.; William Arndt, Local 211, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Larry Broeren, Pittsburg, 
Pa., Cory Bruce, Local 422, New Brighton, 
Pa.; Ronnie Burney, Local 422, New Brig- 
ton, Pa.; John Burton, Local 165, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; Joseph Cipriani, Local 422, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; Karl Cook, Local 142, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
Richard Crampton, Local 211, Pittsburg, 
Pa.; Richard Creighan, Local 142, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa; Joseph Dickerson, Local 142, 

Registry Guidelines 

One of the topics discussed at the 1986 
UBC apprenticeship training conference in 
Boston, Mass., was the growing desire of 
many training programs to require pre-ap- 
prenticeship work experience before entry 
into formal apprenticeship training. 

The panel leading the conference discus- 
sion on this topic offered the following guide- 
lines for setting up a pre-apprenticeship 
registry so that candidates for training can 
gain such experience: 

1. The status of membership for pre-ap- 
prentices shall be described in the local 
bargaining agreement. 

2. The term of pre-apprenticeship shall be 
stated in the bargaining agreement, and it 
should not exceed one year. 

3. The percent of journeyman scale shall 
be stated in the collective bargaining agree- 
ment and in the standards of the program 

4. There shall be a structured, related 
training program for the pre-apprentices which 
will provide for them the defined basic skills 
and knowledges they must acquire so that 
they may enter the apprenticeship program. 

5. All entrants to apprenticeship shall serve 
a pre-apprenticeship term, and all entrants 
into apprenticeship shall meet all of the basic 

Pittsburgh, Pa. ; Alex Dixon, L. U . 2 1 1 , Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.; Kenneth Faux, Local 142, Pitts- 
burg, Pa.; Daniel Gaston, Local 165. Pitts- 
burg, Pa.; Jerome Grady, Local 33-L, 
Pittsburg, Pa.; Dereck Hall, Local 165, Pitts- 
burg, Pa., Robert Hvizdos, Local 333, New 
Kensington, Pa.; Jay Johnson, Local 230, 
Pittsburgh, Pa; Robert Kinderman, Local 
142, Pittsburg, Pa.; John King, Local 165, 
Pittsburg, Pa; Cynthia Kurek, Local 142, 
Pittsburg, Pa.; Kenneth Kushik, Local 211, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jeffrey Landau, Local 211, 
Pittsburg, Pa.; Craig Leonard, Local 142, 
Pittsburg, Pa.; John Lukacena, Local 230, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Linda Lachimia, Local 230, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Fred Matt, Local 333, New 
Kensington, Pa.; Mark Miller, Local 211, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Joseph Odorisio, Local 142, 

Pittsburgh, Pa.; Francis Rebel, Local 142, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; John Ross, Local 422, New 
Brighton, Pa.; Gary Saltsman, Local 165, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Patricia Selby, Local 422, 
New Brighton, Pa.; Michael Senko, Local 
211, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Kevin Shirley, Local 
462, Greensburg, Pa.; Fred Siciliano, Local 
165, Pittsburg, Pa.; William Stehle, Local 
33-L, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Steven Stubenbort, 
Local 230, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Keith Szalan- 
kiewicz. Local 333, New Kensington, Pa 
Wayne Thomas, Local 142, Pittsburgh, Pa 
Gerald Tortella, Local 142, Pittsburgh, Pa 
Daniel Tracey, Local 462, Greensburg, Pa 
John Vavro, Local 230, Pittsburgh, Pa. ; Matt 
Vular, Local 422, New Brighton, Pa.; and 
Michael Zervos, Local 142, Pittsburg, Pa. 

Alberta Apprentice Contestants 

The Northern Alberta Carpentry Apprenticeship Competition Committee, made up 
equally of members from Local 1325, Edmonton. Alta.. and the Edmonton Construction 
Association, recently hosted the Alberta Provincial Carpenter Apprenticeship Contest for 
apprentices from all over the province. 

The winner was Local I325's Robert Krislensen, pictured above far right. He was 
presented with the Wes Stanton Apprenticeship Award of Excellence by Gordon Mc- 
Pherson, Secretaiy of the Northern Committee. The contest runner-up was Jack Kramer, 
Local 846, Leihbridge, Alta., pictured above, far left. These two lop contestants repre- 
sented Alberta at the Canadian Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest in Vancouver. B.C. 

Other contestants, pictured above, second from left, are Ronny Schutull, Local 1325: 
Brian Carlson, Local 1325, Harold Van De Kidlen. Local 21032. Calgaiy. Alta.; and 
Gerald Bengert. Local 1569. Medicine Hat, Alia. 

competencies and skills and knowledges re- 
quired of the pre-apprentice for completion. 
6. Pre-apprentices shall be registered with 
the registering agency, as are apprentices, 
and the process of their training monitored 

by the registering agency. 

The pre-apprenticeship status shall be part 
of the apprenticeship training standards for 
those programs incorporating pre-appren- 
ticeship into their training structure. 






Falls from portable ladders are 
a major source of serious injury. 

Being aware of possible hazards 
and taking precautions can pre- 
vent you from falling. 

Examine a ladder for defects 
such as broken, loose, or miss- 
ing rungs, or damaged side rails. 

Do not use a painted wooden 
ladder as the paint hides defects. 

Reject a ladder with defects and 
have the ladder repaired or dis- 
posed of. 



• USE the right ladder. 

• TAG and REMOVE a defec- 
tive ladder. 

• GET help when handling a 
heavy or long ladder. 

• INSPECT the ladder before 
and after use. 

• KEEP the ladder away from 
electrical circuits. 

• SET up barricades or warn- 
ings around the ladder in 
doorways and passageways 
where there is a danger of the 
ladder being struck. 

• CLEAN muddy or slippery 
boot soles before mounting 
the ladder. 

• MAKE SURE that only one 
person is on a ladder at a 

• FACE the ladder when as- 
cending or descending. 

• TIE OFF the ladder at the 
top and bottom as required. 

• KEEP the center of your body 
within the side rails. 


• DO NOT carry objects in 
your hands. Hoist materials 
or attach tools to a belt. 

• DO NOT stand higher than 
the third rung from the top. 

• DO NOT use makeshift items 
such as a chair, barrel, or box 
as a substitute for a ladder. 


Place the ladder with the feet Va 
to V-i of its working length away 
from the base of the structure. 

Extend the ladder 3' (.9m) above 
the landing, if used for access 
to a platform. 

Locate the ladder on a firm foot- 
ing using slip-resistant feet or 
secure blocking, or have some- 
one hold the ladder. 

Rest both side rails on the top 
support, with the top secured to 
prevent slipping. 

Reprinted from CCOHS CCINFOGRAM 

New Ladder Safety 
Standard Proposed 

Ladders can be dangerous. 
OSHA estimates that about 21 ,000 
ladder accidents occur in con- 
struction each year, about half 
resulting in lost workdays. They 
also estimate that about 35 people 
die each year in construction lad- 
der accidents. The hazards of 
ladders include: metal ladders in 
contact with energized electrical 
wires causing electrocution, im- 
properly secured ladders falling, 
job-built ladders being over- 
loaded and collapsing, and defec- 
tive rungs or rails breaking. 

Currently ladder safety is cov- 
ered in the OSHA construction 
standards in subpart L (section 
1926.450). OSHA is now propos- 
ing revision in the standard and 
creating a new subpart X for lad- 
ders and stairways. The proposed 
ladder standard (new section 
1926.1053) primarily updates the 
OSHA standards by making ref- 
erence to or incorporating the 
most recent versions of the ladder 
safety standards put together by 
the America National standards 
Institute. It also adds a new train- 
ing requirement. 

Ladders, under the proposal, 
will be required to be built to 
safely support their intended loads. 
This requirement has become 
more "performance-oriented" to 
give the employer more flexibility 
to comply. The ladders must be 
set up with sufficient clearance 
and with the proper inclination. 
They have to be secured against 
displacement and on stable level 
surfaces. Ladders cannot be 
moved or extended while occu- 
pied. They must be visually in- 
spected for defects before each 
use and tagged or withdrawn from 
service until repaired if defective. 
Employees using ladders must be 
trained and retrained on fall haz- 
ards, fall protection, proper lad- 
der construction and use, load 
capacities, and the OSHA stand- 
ards. Job-built ladders must meet 
the same specifications as man- 
ufactured ones. 

Comments on the proposal are 
due February 23, 1987. Copies 
are available from the UBC De- 
partment of Occupational Safety 
and Health. 




Les echelles portatives sont fre- 
quemment la cause de chutes 
qui entrainent des blessures gra- 

On peut eviter ces chutes en se 
renseignant sur les risques pos- 
sibles et en prenant les precau- 
tions suivantes. 

S'assurer que I'echelle a bien 
tous ses barreaux, que ceuxci 
ne sont ni casses ni ebranles et 
que ses montants ne sont pas 

Ne pas utiliser d'echelle en bois 
peint pouvant receler des defec- 

Refuser d'utiliser une echelle de- 
fectueuse et demander qu'elle 
soit reparee ou remplacee. 


• UTILISER Fechelle appro- 

DE COTE toute echelle de- 


lorsque le poids ou la lon- 
gueur d'une echelle la rend 
difficile a manipuler. 

• EXAMINER I'echelle avant 
et apres I'usage. 

• TENIR I'echelle a I'ecart des 
fils electriques. 

• ENTOURER I'echelle de 
barrieres ou d'affiches si- 
gnalant sa presence lorsqu'on 
s'en sert derriere une porte, 
dans un couloir ou dans un 
autre endroit passant. 

• ENLEVER toute boue ou 
autre substance rendant les 
semelles glissantes. 

• S'ASSURER que personne 
ne se trouve sur Fechelle avant 
de s'y engager. 

• FAIRE FACE a I'echelle en 
montant comme en descen- 

• ASSUJETTIR le haut et le 
bas de I'echelle comme il se 

• SE TENIR le corps en equili- 
bre entre les montants de I'e- 

Placer le pied de I'echelle a une 
distance egalant environ V4 a '/s 
de sa longueur operatoire a par- 
tir du pied de la structure d'ap- 

Lorsqu'elle sert d'acces a une 
plate-forme, I'echelle doit de- 
passer de 3' (0,9 m) au dessus 
de cette plate-forme. 

Assurer I'equilibre de I'echelle 
en maintenant le pied ferme- 
ment, par blocage ou a I'aide 
d'une base anti-derapante ou en 
la faisant tenir par quelqu'un. 

Bien appuyer les bouts su- 
perieurs des deux montants con- 
tre la structure et les assujettir 
en place. 



d'objets a la main. Utihser un 
appareil de levage ou fixer les 
outils a une ceinture. 

haut que le 3*= barreau en par- 
tant du haut. 

jets improvises, chaise, baril 
ou boite, au lieu d'une echelle. 

Reprinted from CCOHS CCINFOGRAM 

Canadian Centre for 
Occupational Health 
and Safety 


The Canadian Centre for Oc- 
cupational Health and Safety was 
founded by an Act of Parliament 
in 1978 "to promote the funda- 
mental right of Canadians to a 
healthy and safe working envi- 
ronment." The Centre is an au- 
thoritative information service in 
occupational health and safety 
available free of charge and in 
both official languages to all Ca- 
nadians. It has extensive com- 
puterized information on such 
topics as: chemical hazards in the 
workplace and what can be done 
about them; noise, vibrations, ra- 
diation, poor lighting and stress; 
physical hazards and safety 
equipment. CCOHS also has data 
bases on health and safety in 
Canada, legal standards on oc- 
cupational safety, and sources of 
further information. 

National, regional, and local 
union offices now can be con- 
nected to this CCOHS service, 
particularly useful for joint health 
and safety committees. 

The information on ladders re- 
printed in English and in French, 
for our Canadian readers, on these 
two pages comes from the Centre's 
CCINFOGRAMS, available in 
three series covering Abrasive 
Wheels, Materials Handling, and 

For more information, contact: 
Canadian Centre for Occupa- 
tional Health and Safety, 250 Main 
Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, 
Canada L8N 1H6. 


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Little Change in Work Injuries, Illnesses in 1985 

There were 3,750 work-related deaths in 
1985, 10 more than in 1984, and the number 
of job-related injuries and illnesses rose by 
nearly 100,000 in 1985, the U.S. government 
has reported. 

But because of increased employment, the 
rate of injuries and illnesses in the private 
sector fell slightly, from 8 for every 100 full- 
time workers in 1984 to 7.9 for every 100 in 
1985, according to the Bureau of Labor 

The rate of injuries and illnesses had gone 
up sharply in 1984, from a record low of 7.6 
per 100 workers in 1983. 

"This strengthens our belief that we are 
making progress," said John Pendergrass, 
head of the Occupational Safety and Health 

Labor unions, however, renewed their 
complaint that Reagan administration changes 
in OSHA enforcement policies encourage 
employers to underreport job-related injuries 
and illnesses. 

In an unusual disclaimer on the cover of 
the report. Commissioner Janet L. Norwood 
also expressed "concern about the com- 
pleteness of the record keeping upon which 
the survey is based." 

The data is compiled from a survey of 
OSHA-required injury and illness logs from 
280,000 of the nation's 5 million workplaces 
employing 11 or more full-time workers. 

Two-thirds of the 3,750 work-related fa- 
tilities in 1985 occurred in the construction, 
manufacturing, transportation, and public 

utility industries. 

Injury rates in industries represented by 
the UBC fell slightly; however, the number 
of lost work days per 100 full-time workers 
in construction went up. While the construc- 
tion industry represents only 5% of the total 
workforce, 26% of all work-related fatalities 
were in the construction industry. 

Survey results are as follows: 

Eleven Most Hazardous Industries 
Injury Cases per 100 Full Time Workers 

# Cases 

1 ) Lumber & Wood Products 18.2 

2) Fabricated Metal Products 15.8 

3) Food & Kindred Products 15.8 

4) Special Trade Contractors 15.3 

5) General Bldg. Contractors 15.1 

6) Furniture & Fixtures 14.6 

7) Heavy Construction Contractors 15.1 

8) Trucking & Warehousing 13.8 

9) Stone, Clay, Glass Products 13.6 

10) Rubber & Misc. Products 12.9 

11) Water Transportation 12.9 

1986 Injuries, Illnesses Posting 

Employers with 1 1 or more employees 
must post from February 1 to March 1 the 
total number of job-related injuries and 
illnesses that occurred during 1986, ac- 
cording to OSHA. These posted logs are 
used by OSHA to exempt some workplaces 
from inspection. If there are any discrep- 
ancies, please notify the UBC's Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Department in 
Washington, D.C. 

Tvrelve Most Hazardous Industries 

Lost Workday Cases per 100 Full Time Workers 

# Cases 

1) Lumber & Wood Products 9.2 

2) Trucking & Warehousing 8.5 

3) Food & Kindred Products 7.7 

4) Water Transportation 7.7 

5) Transportation by Air 7.2 

6) Special Trades Contractors 6.9 

7) General Bldg. Contractors 6.8 

8) Fabricated Metal Products 6.7 

9) Stone, Clay, Glass Products 6.5 
10) Heavy Construction Contractors 6.2 
! 1) Furniture & Fixtures 6.1 
12) Rubber & Misc. Products 6.1 

Eighteen Most Hazardous Industries 

# Lost Workdays per 100 Full Time Employees 

# Cases 

1) Anthracite Mining 442.6 

2) Water Transportation 248.4 

3) Trucking & Warehousing 209.3 

4) Bituminous Coal Mining 197.7 

5) Lumber & Wood Products 168.4 

6) Oil & Gas Extraction 143.0 

7) Special Trades Contractors 132.5 

8) Food & Kindred Products 129.1 

9) Heavy Construction Contractors 126.7 

10) Stone, Glass, Clay Products 124.2 

11) Local, Interurban Passenger Trans. 119.9 

12) General Bldg. Contractors 119.5 

13) Transportation by Air 115.0 

14) Primary Metal Industry 111.1 

15) Metal Mining 109.3 

16) Fabricated Metal Products 105.7 

17) Rubber & Misc. Products 101.4 

18) Furniture & Fixtures 95.9 

More Contributors 
To Helping Hands 

In addition to the United Brotherhood's 
strong support of the fund-raising campaign 
for the Diabetes Research Center in Miami, 
Fla., known as "Blueprint for Cure," many 
UBC members are also contributing to Car- 
penters Helping Hands, the fund-raising ef- 
fort initiated a few years ago for Alice 
Perkins, the little girl in Tennessee born 
without a face, and for other worthy pur- 

Plastic surgeons in Tennessee continue to 
make progress in bringing greater normalcy 
to the adopted daughter of Ray and Thelma 
Perkins of Marysville, Tenn., although 
AHce's rehabilitation is expected to continue 
through her teenage years and thereafter. 

Alice is now 11 years old, and she is 
undergoing special training at a school for 
the blind. 

Helping Hands reports a total collected to 
date of $173,414.32. Recent contributors 
include the following: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
A. Klinke, Local 8; John W. Muldoon, Local 
417; Tom Duggan, Local 264; Michael Po- 
piela. Local 1401; Robert Colquhoun, Local 
608; John O'Connor, Local 1462; Edwin 
Deveau, Mary Maiellaro, and Tom Duggan. 

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



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A woman sent a dinner invitation 
to the new doctor in town. In reply 
she received a totally illegible letter. 

"Why don't you take it to the 
druggist?" suggested her hus- 
band. "They can always read a 
doctor's handwriting." 

The druggist studied the letter, 
went away and returned with a 

"That will be five dollars, please," 
he said. 

—Nancy's Nonsense 


After finishing her dinner in a 
fancy restaurant, a young mother 
called to the waiter and asked him 
to wrap up the leftover steak for the 
family dog. 

With that, her little boy piped up, 
saying: "Oh boy, we're finally going 
to get a dog." 



Things are pretty evened up in 
this world. Other people's troubles 
are never as bad as yours, but their 
children are always a lot worse. 





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Cop to lady driver who had just 
gone through a red light: "Don't you 
know what it means when I hold up 
my hand?" 

Lady driver: "I ought to, I've been 
a school teacher for 25 years." 

— Maurice Howes 


"I'm sorry, the manager just 
stepped out," said the clerk to the 
pompous individual who had strut- 
ted in. "Is there something I can do 
for you?" 

"No," snapped the visitor, "I never 
deal with underlings. I'll wait until 
the manager returns." About an 
hour later the pompous one be- 
came impatient. "How much longer 
do you think the manager will be?" 

"About two weeks," the clerk re- 
plied. "He just left on his vacation." 

— Maurice l-iowes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 


A man by the name of McKees 
Felt like he had to sneeze 
No hankie could he find 
He'd left his behind 
And without it, he caused quite a 

— Gerry Moorman 
Local 1615 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 



The beautiful young blonde 
woman was having her fortune told. 
"I see you married to a very wealthy 
man 50 years your senior." said the 
fortune teller, "However you must 
prepare yourself for tragedy. Your 
husband will meet a violent end." 

"Go on," prompted the blonde, 
"Will I be acquitted?" 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 



A foreman on a big construction 
job is waiting for his men to come 
to work but they are all late. After 
about one hour the first carpenter 
shows up and tells his boss that 
his car broke down on his way to 
work and he stopped at the first 
farmhouse and bought a horse from 
the farmer so he could get to work 
but the horse dropped dead half 
way down the road. Then the sec- 
ond carpenter shows up and tells 
the same story. Then the third one 
arrives with the same excuse. 

When the fourth one gets there 
the foreman tells him, "I know all 
about you being late, your car broke 
down and. . . ." 

"You're wrong," interrupts the 
fourth carpenter. 

"My car didn't break down. You 
won't believe this but I'm late be- 
cause I spent the last couple of 
hours removing dead horses from 
all over the highway!" 



Granddad: "Well, well, Timmy— 
and what do you think of your new 
baby sister?" 

Timmy: "She's OK — but there's 
surealotof stuff we needed more!" 

— Catering Industry Employee 




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

UBC Retiree Clubs 

To date , 65 clubs have been organized 
across the U.S. and Canada. 


Officer and Address 


Officer and Address 

19. Carmen DiDonoto, President 
638 Carpenter Street 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 

20. Robert Burns, President 
3056 Lynrose Drive 
Anaheim, California 92802 

21. C. Ray Collier, President 
19 Montague Court 

St. Louis, Missouri 63123 

22. Nick Kira, President 
608 Surf Avenue 
Beachwood, New Jersey 08722 

23. Aubrey Van Horn, President 
2325 West State Route 579 
Curtice, Ohio 43412 


Officer and Address 


Clarence L. Mallory, President 

811 Palm Street 

San Luis Obispo, California 93401 


James West, President 
1038 Melody Lane 
Roseville, California 95661 


William Woltz, President 
813 Yale Street 
Cumberland, Maryland 21502 


Daniel Reynolds, President 

4719 Parallel 

Kansas City, Kansas 66104 


Lionel H. Rowley, President 

1223 6th Avenue 

Des Moines, Iowa 50314 


Carl Andrews, President 
P. 0. Box 1069 
Visalia, California 93279 


Duke DeFlorio 

712 Highland Street ■ 

Hammond, Indiana 46320 

4. Marvin D. Hargrove, President 
6274 Mount Ranier Avenue 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115 

5. Leo L. Passmore, President 
c/o Local Union 63 

2002 Beich Road 
Bloomington, Illinois 61701 

6. Claude Agasse, President 
1109 Vista Way 
Oceanside, California 92054 

7. William Wolf, President 
537 Bramhall Road 
Rahway, New Jersey 07065 

8. Albert R. Gasink, President 
1734 W. Dakota 

Fresno, California 93705 

9. Fred McQuain, President 
995 Hancock Avenue 
Akron, Ohio 44314 

10. Omar Lowery, President 
808 West Broward Boulevard 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 

11. Bernard W. Rowe, President 
R.R. #1, Box 70 

Moline, lUinois 61265 

12. Leroy C. King, President 
832 Colgate 
Lancaster, Texas 75146 

13. Alva Davis, President 
245 Sycamore Road 
Salinas, California 93905 

14. Grady Pinner, President 
5025 Elizabeth Lake Road 
Pontiac, Michigan 48054 

15. Harold Uren, President 
Highwater Road 256 

Saddy Daisy, Tennessee 37379 

16. Patrick Armen, President 
2825 Frink Street 
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18054 

17. R. E. Hashberger, President 
13225 Machias Road 
Snohomish, Washington 98290 

28. Peter J. D'Achile, President 
207 Glenwood Road 
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406 

30. Samuel M. Weldon, President 
Post Office Box 363 
Lithonia Springs, Georgia 30057 

31. Harrison D. Seeley, President 
4860 South 94th Street 
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53228 

32. John R. Talbot, President 
203-D Cedarcrest Apartments 
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania 15068 

33. Cloyd Bennett, President 
4419 Eaton Drive 
Rockford, Illinois 61111 

34. Guy Hodson, President 
9054 S W Line Drive 
Cornelius, Oregon 971 13 

35. Lawrence Dewes, President 
8128 Merrillville Road 
Merrillville, Indiana 46410 

36. Michael P. Homer, President 
Box 151, R.D. #2 
Frankfort, New York 13340 

37. George A. Carlow, President 
2526 S. 114th St, Apt. 3-C 
Omaha, Nebraska 68144 

38. John C. Gundry, President 
100 Wickatunk Village 
Morganville, New Jersey 07751 

39. James H. Seigler, President 
96 Gary Drive 

St. Peters, Missouri 63376 

40. Robert Sweeten, President 
195 East 25lh Street 
Chicago Heights, Illinois 6041 1 

41. B. R. Upton, President 
956 West Ridge Drive 
Jackson, Mississippi 39209 

42. Charles M. Miller, President 
729 Grand Court 

Topeka, Kansas 66606 

43. John J. Boyle, President 
2543 Webb Street 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125 

44. Gerald Anderson, President 
305 Belmont Road 

Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201 

45. Harold Mahl, President 
332 Grayson Road 
LaPorte, Indiana 46350 

46. Samuel Durso, President 
926 South Harrison Street 
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 

47. Frederick F. Coluzzi, President 
7737 Richards Street 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152 

48. Frank L. Cox, President 
9 Benson Drive 

Glenolden, Pennsylvania, 19036 

49. Anthony C. Pietrovito, President 
8 North Lyon Street 

Batavia, New York 14020 

50. Joseph John Dosio, President 
24 Styvestandt Drive 
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 

51. Donald P. Donovan, President 
R.D. 1 

Bradford woods, Pennsylvania 15015 

52. W. Ed Chambers, President 
6735 Ridge Boulevard 
Brooklyn, New York 11220 

53. John Schibh, President 
9-2750 Quadra Street 

Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4E8 

54. Johnny H. Walsh, President 
15003 Monrad Drive 
Houston, Texas 77053 

55. James Lokofsky, President 
POBox 11123 
Trenton, New Jersey 08620 

56. Harold Devine, President 
548 High Street 
Warren, Ohio 44483 

57. Edward Kammerer, President 
112 Haverford Ave. 

North Cape May, New Jersey 08204 

58. Edward Murawski, President 
803 Illinois Street 
Lemont, Illinois 60439 

59. Johnny C. Harston, President 
203 1/: North Highland Avenue 
Jackson, Tennessee 38301 

60. Ralph B. Brawner, President 
23401 Mound Road 
Warren, Michigan 48091 

61. Orvis Roy, President 
402 South Broadway 
Lexington, Kentucky 40508 

62. Charles Stein, President 
P O Box 272 
Lafayette, Colorado 80026 

63. Philip Sweeney, President 
495 Mansfield Avenue 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205 
(Western PA Central Retirees) 

64. Joseph Jansen, President 
208 Elfinwild Road 

Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101 

65. Anthony S. Rachuba, President 
1332 Tyson Avenue 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111 



If You Were Rich, What 
Would You Buy And Where 
Would You Vacation? 

Nationwide Survey Also Names Safest, Riskiest Investments 

If money were no object, what would 
you buy and where in the world would 
you vacation? Which investments are 
the safest? Which have the greatest 

A just-released nationwide survey, 
which asked these questions of a cross- 
section of Americans, generated some 
surprising answers. 

The study, which was based on a 
representative national income, age, 
marital status, and geographic sam- 
pUng, consisted of in-depth interviews 
with 100 male and 100 female heads of 
households. It was developed by Car- 
olyn Sekac Associates, Hempstead, 
N.Y. -based financial planners, and was 
conducted for the Sekac firm by an 
independent research company. Caro- 
lyn Sekac, the firm's president, said the 
survey was undertaken to "find out 

what people would purchase and where 
they would travel if they had substantial 
financial resources and to also examine 
their attitudes toward key invest- 
Here are the results of the study: 

If you had the money to buy anything 
you wanted, what would it be? 

"If you had predicted that yachts, 
private jets, or diamonds would top the 
list," said Ms. Sekac, "you'd be com- 
pletely off the mark." 

The number one choice — by far — 
was real estate: 30% of the respondents 
said they would buy a house or a new 
house, 7% opted for land, a farm, prop- 
erty, or other types of real estate, while 
only 1% selected a summer house or a 
second house. 

Vehicles were the next most popular 

category: 18% of the people surveyed 
said they would buy a car or a new car, 
and 3% chose a van, motor home, or 
recreational vehicle. 

What would the other respondents 
do with their money? Their choices 
were almost equally divided among 
boats, furniture, children's education, 
charitable contributions, and paying off 

If you could afford a vacation any- 
where in the world, where would you 

Nearly half of all the people polled 
(48%) said they would prefer to vacation 
in the United States. Hawaii, which 
was selected by 23% of the respondents, 
headed the list, with 4% casting their 
vote for California and the West Coast 
and 4% choosing Florida. 

Continued on Page 38 

Robot Toy from Taiwan Has Lead Poisoning Hazard 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com- 
mission recently issued a safety alert re- 
garding potential lead poisoning dangers in 
certain Voltron Lion Toys, urging the man- 
ufacturers. Matchbox, to recall them and 
exchange them for non-hazardous versions. 

Deluxe Voltron Lions are robot-type me- 

chanical toys which break down into five 
separate lions. They are about 1 1 inches tall. 
Miniature Voltron Lions are about six inches 
tall and resemble the deluxe version, but the 
body parts do not separate. Some of these 
toys made in Taiwan and sold since 1985 
contain lead paint, potentially poisonous if 

children put them in their mouths. If any of 
your children have such toys, call Matchbox 
to obtain a free replacement. Telephone: 
800-445-8697; in New Jersey 800-445-0012. 
If there are questions, the Consumer Prod- 
uct Safety Commission can be reached toll 
free at 800-638-CPSC. 

How to identify recalled 
Miniature Voltron Lions 













How to identify recalled Deluxe Voltron Lions 



















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. 


Local 1325 recently presented service pins to 
those with many years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: William Besuijen, Noel Douville, 
Borge Jensen, Frank Principe, and Ernest 

Back row, from left: Eduard Ehm, Patrick 
Jordan, Michael Panas, Alex Kelm, Wayne Lee, 
and Walter G. Rosenberger. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Matt Obrigewitsch, Gybertus 
Westmaas, John Lukash, Helmut Krause, A. T. 
Mortensen, and Walter Ussyk. 

Back row, from left: Theo Schultheiss, 
Arnold Linder, Tom Dornan, Gordon Burrell, 
Edmund Quast, Earl Kepke, Julius Seifner, and 
Yrjo Mantere. 

Edmonton, Alta.— Picture No. 1 

Edmonton, Alta.^Picture No. 2 

Oklahoma City, Okla.— Picture No. 1 

Oklafioma City, Okla.— Picture No. 2 

Oklahoma Citi 

^ Okla.— Picture No. 4 




Local 329 recently held a pin awards 
ceremony/dinner dance to honor members with 
longstanding service to the brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 30-year members, from 
left: James W. Basham and Ernest M. Moore. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Leroy M. Rider, Louis J. Kennedy, and 
Eugene F. Damron. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Thomas 0. Cartmill, Daniel J. 
Takach, Man/in R. McLin, Elmer B. Hogue, and 
Frank'J. Mansfield. 

Back row, from left: Henry Baldridge, 
secretary-treasurer, Oklahoma State Council of 
Carpenters; J. R. Beall; Leonard Grail; Marshall 
R. Hand; and Howard W. Ray. 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year members, from 
left: P. E. Brawdy, Herman Graber, Clarence E. 
Hunter, and Edward Thele. 

City, Okla.— 
Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 5 shows some 50-year 
members, from left: Albert Thornhill, assistant 
business representative; Henry Baldridge; Edgar 
W. Keel; and Robert Yoachum, business 

Picture No. 6 shows 50-year member T. L. 
Friend, right, receiving his watch from Business 
Representative Yoachum. 

Also honored but not pictured were: 45-year 
members E. Ray Burgess, John B. Green Sr., 
Grant M. Hamilton, E. C. Lewis, J. M. 
McCrory, A. E. Miller, T. J. Noah, Ralph D. 
Smith, E. R. Wrinkle, and J. T. Wyatt; 40-year 
members Leslie N. Bleigh, V. J. Brock, N. W. 
Coleman, C. A. Dickson Sr., Henry 
Frankenfield, I. L. Hamilton, H. L. Holsapple, 
N. B. Hudson, Warren M. Johnson, Thomas P. 
Keathley, Max E. Larson, Clyde L. Modena, 
Lonny G. Montgomery, Frank Rethford, 
Leonard Webb, and Raymond V. Young; 35- 
year members Ira Brown, J. L. Dye, Earl 

Oklahoma City, Okla.— Picture No. 5 

Oklafioma City, Okla.— Picture No. 6 

Frawner Sr., Jackie D. George, Clarence 
Hilburn, James L. Hughes Sr., R. D. Kilpatrick, 
Rudolph C. Leek, James A. Little, Lloyd 
Preston, and Raymond F. Schultz; 30-year 
members R. F. Allen and Luther H. Grimmett; 
and 25-year members Alfred M. Blecha, Harold 
L. Jones, Mollison T. Jones, George Pettyjohn, 
and W. F. Seiter. 



Madison, Wise. — Picture No. 8 

Local 314 recently held an awards banquet 
where longstanding members were presented 
with service pins, Thomas Hanahan, general 
executive board member for the Third District, 
was on hand to present some awards. 

Picture No. 1 shows Local 314 Business 
Manager Knute Larson and Board Member 
Hanahan with 71-year member Jas. Lendborg. 

Picture No. 2 shows General Representative 
Ron Stadler and Board Member Hanahan with 
60-year members Robert Strenger and John 

Picture No. 3 shows Representative Stadler 
and Board Member Hanahan with 50-year 
members Leonard Boeker and Walter Croft. 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: George Clark, Clyde Lange, Carl 
Nelson, Glen Olson, Edwin Feller, and Eric 

Back row, from left; Board Member Hanahan, 


-Picture No. 

Clarence Lewison, George Spoerl, Eric Pridoehl, 
Representative Stadler, and Local President 
Mack Blomstrom. 

Picture No. 5 shows some 40-year 
members, front row, from left: Theodore Bates, 
Everett Blomstrom, Fred Bonzelet, Vernon 
Brown, Albert Danz, and Raymond Faust. 

Back row, from left: Representative Stadler, 
Leroy Herbeck, Mertin Dauck, Business 
Manager Larson, President Blomstrom, and 
Board Member Hanahan. 

Picture No. 6 shows more 40-year members, 
front row, from left: William Meyer, Raymond 
Vernig, Joseph Pederacine, James Tetzlaff, 
Harold Jochmann, and Theodore Thielen. 

Back row, from left: Board Member Hanahan, 
Eldon Stearns, Michael Moloney, Marvin Torke, 
Representative Stadler, Business Manager 
Larson, and President Blomstrom. 

Picture No. 7 shows some 35-year 
members, front row, from left: Leon Slauson, 
Paul Thering, Frank Strmlska, Milton Thorpe, 

Gerald Yelk, and Milton Vandehey. 

Back row, from left: Leo Vilbrandt, Joseph 
Yelk, Edwin Wealtl, August Straussman, 
Representative Stadler, and President 

Picture No. 8 shows more 35-year members, 
front row, from left: Donald Lucey, Norman 
Pettey, Jerome Nordess, Maurice Ranum, 
Oscar Rortvedt, and Robert Simon. 

Back row, from left: Donald McCance, John 
Robertstad, George Parks, Robert Skolaski, 
President Blomstrom, and Vice President 
Kenneth Fischer. 

Picture No. 9 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Lawrence Aide, Arthur 
Anderson, Charles Campbell, John Haug, 
Mllford Hellem, and Kurt Hentschel. 

Back row, from left: Eugene House, 
President Blomstrom, James Hermanson, 
Representative Stadler, Lawrence Henn, Paul 
Kapral, Ernest Lehman, and Business Manager 



Lakewood, Colo — Picture No 4 

Lakewood, Colo. — Picture No. 5 

Lakewood, Colo. — Picture No. 1 


Golden Local 1396 recently held their annual 
pin presentation at the White Fence Farm. 

Picture No. 1 shows, front row, from left; 
50-year member IVIartin Neimes with his wife 
Effie, and 50-year member James McFall with a 

Back row, from left: 45-year member George 
Pech with his wife Netra, and 45-year member 
Neil DeKok and his wife Fern. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members and 
their guests, front row, from left; William and 
Cathy McGaughey, and Betsy and William 

Back row, from left; James and Nancy 
IVIcFarland, Bernadine and Royal Jackson, Helen 
and Norman Horvey, a guest, CharlesiPeters, 
Lucille and Gerald Pelzer, and W.J. and Geri 

Picture No. 3 shows some of the 35-year 
members and their guests, front row, from left; 
a guest, Clarence Zancanella, and Josephine 
and James Ortega. 

Back row, from left; Dorothy Myers, Edwin 
Allen, Jewel IVIyers, Edna Allen, George 
Henckel, Ersie Kitsmiller, Virginia Henckel, 
Claude Kitsmiller, and Anton and Donna Zyla. 

Picture No. 4 shows more 35-year members 
and their guests, front row, from left; Vincent 
Moses, Viola Kissell, and Mary and Virgil Bird. 

Back row, from left; George and Jeralyn 
Westerhoff, Donald and Dorothy Schroder, 
Patrick and Rose Callahan, Joy and Edward 
Lutz, and Wilton and Beulah Harr. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members and 
their guests, from left; Edwin and Mae 
Rowland, Douglas and Inge Miles, Lloyd and 

Irene Mills, Mike and Virginia Stasevich, Donald 
and, Joan Fabrizio, Roy and Irene Nix, and Jerry 
and Joanna Aune. 

Picture. No. 6 shows 25-year members and 
their guests, from left; William and Sharon 
Kirts, Todd and Nancy Suessmith, Larry and 
Connie Grenemyer, and Vic and Mildred Raley. 

Lakewood, Colo, 

Picture No. 


Longstanding members of Local 586 were 
awarded their 50-year pins at a recent meeting. 
The six were presented with plaques and pins 
by Local President M.B. Bryant and Local 
Financial Secretary L.D. Lansdon. 

Picture No. 1 shows 50-year member 
Clarence E. Leiby. 

Picture No. 2 shows, from left, Landson 
with 50-year members Edmund Redgate, John 
Long, Victor Virga, Laine Wicksten, and Jules 
Decuir, and Bryant. 

Oroville, Calif.— Picture No. 2 


Local 1240 recently made pin presentations 
to members with 25 to 40 years of service to 
the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 
40-year member Grover 

Picture No. 2 shows, 
front row, from left; 
35-year member J. 0. 
Wrangham and 30-year 
member Chas. Eddy. 

Back row, from left; 
40-year members 
Wilber Nesmith and Ed Wickersham, and 25- 
year member Elwin Schoeneck. 

i J 

Picture No. 1 

Correction: In our December 1986 issue. Axel Swanson in 
Minneapolis, Minn., Local 1865 was incorrectly identified as de- 
Sacramento, ceased. We thank Brother Swanson for his understanding of this 
Calif. — error. It was one of the Brotherhood's centenarians Axel Larson, 
Picture No. 1 of Local 162, San Mateo, Calif., who passed away last year. 




At a recent gathering, pin presentations were 
made to mennbers of Local 2046 witli more 
than 25 years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 50-year members, from 
left: Tony Viola, financial secretary-treasurer; A! 
Sangimino; Leslie Buck; Robert Kellogg; and 
Frank Castiglione, senior business 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: Wilfred Cabral, James O'Reilly, 
Roy Van De Veer, Jack Metez, Darwin Millar, 
Lloyd Miller, and Robin Hornback. 

Middle row, from left: Tony Nobriga, Ralph 
Foster, Theodore Gibson, Charles Allen Jr., and 
Walter Gerths. 

Back row, from left: Raymond Coday, Alva 
Coday, Robert Walker, Jessie Oakley, and Louis 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Delbert Secrist, R. E. Voss, 
John Lewis, and Theron Pollard. 

Middle row, from left: Kenneth Martens, 
George Matthews, Robert Blikeng, and Clarence 

Back row, from left: Charles Hickman, Walter 
Reinhardt Sr., Milton Kotter (30-year member), 
Cecil Smith, Lawrence G. Dates, and Leslie Rowe. 

Picture No. 4 shows more 40-year members, 
front row, from left: Warren Almqulst, Charles 
Carroll, Sal Russo, and Leo Marquez. 

Middle row, from left: Hubert Irons, James 
Peterson, Paul Berg, Carl Maxwell, and Thomas 

Back row, from left: John Angi, J. M. 
Moose, S. A. Roberts, L. J. Silva, and Paul 
Miller. ' 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Richard Cannella, Floyd Terry, 
Paul Anderson, Raymond Cortez, Keith Braga, 
Neno Bruno, Peter Bonanno, Horace Costanza, 
Henry Grenon, and Sidney A. Burrows. 

Middle row, from left: Ralph Voss, Alois 
Schatz, Ralph Hiebert Jr., James DiMaggio Jr., 
D. F. Wortham, and Johnny Wilson. 

Back row, from left: John Ryan, Jerome 
Girolami, Eugene Beadleston, Earl Crawford Jr., 
and John Batts. 

Picture No. 6 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left; Joe Cardinalli, Guy Ventrice, and 
Mario Volpone. 

Second row, from left; Ray Winner, James 
White, Willie Garcia, William Olsen, S. J. Leal, 
Delbert Miller, Sam Kern, and Robert Reed. 

Third row, from left; John Kelly, James 
Chamberiin, William Lamb, Lawrence Devall, 
Roy North, and Harvey Cunningham. 

Back row, from left: Milton Kotter, Bernard 
Theis, Anthony Cardenas, Norman Jewett, 
Morris Hillstead, and Ove Floystrup. 

Picture No. 7 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Gilbert Romero, Frank Favaloro, 
Clifford Scares, and Randolph Watson. 

Middle row, from left; Jasper Whisler, Gerald 
Chaney, Loma Crider, Marvin Terrell, and Garry 

Back row, from left: John Nourse, Russell 
Watts, Elzie Knecht, and David Wohlwend. 

Martinez, Calif. — Picture No. 2 

Martinez, Calif — Picture No. 3 

Martinez, Calif. — Picture No. 7 

Martinez, Calif.— Picture No. 6 


Sydney, N.S.— Picture No. 1 

Sydney, N.S.— Picture No. 2 

Sydney, N.S.— Picture No. 3 


Sydney, N.S.— Picture No. 5 

Sydney, N.S.— Picture No. 4 


Local 1588 recently hosted a dinner dance 
and pin presentation for members with 
longstanding service. 

During the evening a plaque was presented 
to Pat Pertus by Donald Morrison, in 
recognition for his many years as an executive 
member of the local. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25- and 30-year 
members, from left: Roger Goodick, Creighton 
Bungay, Everett Feltmate, Robert Mesher, Fred 
White, and Donald Morrison. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 

left: Tom Pratt, Melvin Peach, Edgar LeBlanc, 
Fergus Fiynn, Bill Hodder, Howard Peach, and 
Sylvester Jessome. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Wilfred Sawlor, Leslie Peach, and William 
J. Burke. 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Jack O'Neil, Leo Doyle, Gordon Peach, 
John MacLellan, Calixte Deveaux, President 
Robert LeBlanc, Edward Williams, John Lynk, 
Alex Stanley, Horace Allen, Alex Morrison, and 
John Peach. 

Picture No. 5 shows Donald Morrison 
receiving his plaque. 

San Antonio, Tex. — Picture No. 3 


Locar 14 recently awarded pins to members 
with 25, 45, and 50 years of service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year member E.W. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year member John 
E. Gill. 

Picture No. 3 shows 25-year members, 

Santa Rosa, Calif. 

San Antonio, Tex. 
Picture No. 1 

seated, from left: Kermit Simon, Sam Wright, 
and Henry Sanchez. 

Standing, from left: Richard R. Arispe, 
financial secretary and treasurer; Daniel M. 
Jackson; William J. Mitchell; Victor Riba; 
Richard D. Morris, and Vernon L. Gooden, 
business representative. 

Picture No. 4 shows 50-year member Paul 


Local 751 recently awarded service pins to 
members with 45 years in the UBC. Pictured, 
from left: Al Preblich, Hugh McName, Art 
Ellsworth, Fred Hanson, Allan Stiles, and S. 

San Antonio, Tex. 
Picture No. 2 

San Antonio, 
Picture No. 4 



Oswego, N.Y. 
Picture No. 1 

Oswego, N.Y. 
Picture No. 2 


At the 85th anniversary dance of Local 747, 
members with longstanding service were 
awarded UBC pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 70-year member Herb 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year member Rich 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Robert Rookey, Sewell Silvalia, Harold 
Shurr, Loyal Wolven, and Jim Starks. 

Picture No. 4 also shows 40-year members. 

from left: Carl Cullen, Joe Bonono, and Bill 

Picture No. 5 shows more 40-year members, 
from left: Joe IVlorabito, Charles Pilon, and Paul 

Picture No. 6 shows 35-year member Fran 

Picture No. 7 shows 35-year member Sam 

Picture No. 8 shows 35-year member 
Charles Caroccio. 

Picture No. 9 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Dave Batchelob and Louis Sereno. 

'.—Picture No. 3 

Oswego, N.Y.— Picture No. 4 


Oswego, N.Y. — Picture No. 5 

Oswego, N.Y. 
Picture No. 6 


Local 1 recently paid tribute to a member 
with 70 years of service in the United 

Brotherhood. John 


Oswego, NY. — Picture No. 9 


Leibrock, who was 
initiated on May 5, 1916, 
has the oldest initiation 
date in that local. A 
special remembrance was 
printed at the general 
offices for Liebrock as a 
token of appreciation for 
his long and loyal 

Oswego, N.Y. 
Picture Uo. 7 

Oswego, N.Y. 
Picture No. 8 

The "Service To The Broth- 
erhood" section gives rec- 
ognition to United Brother- 
hood members with 20 or more 
years of service. Please iden- 
tify members carefully, from 
left to right, printing or typing 
the names to ensure reada- 
bility. Prints can be black and 
white or color as long as they 
are sharp and in focus. Send 
material to CARPENTER 
magazine, 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 



Local 701 recently presented service pins to 
longstanding members of the United 

Pictured, front row, from left: 45-year 
member Victor Taylor; and 40-year members 
George Hanoian, Mel Ramos, Reid McCarter, 
Moses Nororian, Ervin Langston, and Ray 

Back row, from left: 40-year members 
William O'Neal, Veit Johnson, and Lester 
Godbehere; and 30-year members Ben 
Walschots and Henry Miller. 



The following list of 440 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $773,893.27 death claims paid in November 1986, (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of members 

Local Union, City 

3 Wheeling, WV— Norma Jean Allen (s), Richard H. 
Moore. Wilford P. Rose. 

4 Davenport, lA — Carl W. M. Sneddon. 

7 Minneapolis, MN — Edner Erickson. Edward Ro- 

seen. Eric H. Bodin. Walter C. Burandt. 
9 Buffalo, NY— Edwin Seeger. 

11 Cleveland, OH— Gerald Szabo. Herman W. Gordon. 
Roman A. Hummer. 

12 Syracuse, NY — Edward Croyle. Edward Rufus Dark. 

13 Chicago, IL — Edmund I. Anderson. 

15 Hackensack, NJ — Louis Francis Semon, Louis M. 

16 Springfield, IL — Carmelo Graziano. Paul Holt. 
20 New York, NY— Allen Checke, Herman Lee. 

22 San Francisco, CA — Caesar Gorsi, Iver Nelson, 
Ralph Nelson, Silvio J. Bessone. 

24 Central, CT— Stanley C. Ksiazkowski. 

25 Los Angeles, CA— Ernesto Loya, Glenn D. Wells. 
Louis A. C. Debaca. 

27 Toronto, Ont., CAN— Bruno Pelliccione. 
34 Oakland, CA — Marion Frances Verbrugge (s). 
36 Oakland, CA — Lorraine J. Ferguson (s). Robert W. 
Thomas (s). 

50 Knoxville, TN — Benjamin M. Alford, Georgia Alice 
Morgan (s), Ina McNabb (s). 

51 Boston, MA— Santo C. Brigandi. 

53 While Plains, NY— Alva McKinlay. Carl H. Johnson. 
55 Denver, CO— Gladys Louise Kalanquin (s). 

60 Indianapolis, IN— Harry W. Webb, Robert W. Ku- 

61 Kansas City, MO— Brenton R. Hall, Jewell B. Davis 

64 Louisville, KY — Florence Allen Casey (s). Guy W. 

69 Canton, OH— Harold Westhafer. 

73 St. Louis, MO— John D. Spieler, Lou Ellen Taylor 

74 Chattanooga, TN — James M. Locke. James W. Hud- 
son, Paul M. Glass, William M. Riddle. 

80 Chicago, II^Marie 1. Haydon (s), William J. Groh. 

83 Halifax, N.S., CAN— Stephen Henry Legge. 

90 Evansville, IN— Albert J. Kissel, Nobel Enlow. 

94 Providence, Rl — William Panciera. 

98 Spokane, WA— Ralph S. Moore. 

100 Muskegon, MI — Robert Tracy. 

101 Baltimore, MD— Dean J. Gardner. Robert E. Rat- 

103 Birmingham, AL — Donald Davis, Eva Lee Hobson 

(si, Ralph Garren. 
105 Cleveland, OH — Edward Judice, John M. Preseren. 
108 Springfield, MA — Eugene O. Boulanger. 
110 St, Joseph, MO — Doyle Blanton, Fred Lee Wiseman. 
114 East Detroit, MI — Alva L. Samsell, Sr.. Sebastiana 

Baffo. Willie Pearl Huntsberry (si. 
118 Detroit, MI— Charles Roberts. James Koss, William 

H. Jones. 

120 Utica, NY— Jeannette L. Decarlo (s). 

121 Vineland, NJ— Aurelia H. Mattle (si. 

123 Broward-County, FL — Charles E. Mentz. Leo Mark, 
Lester C. Radcliffe. Virgil M. Britton. 

124 Passaic, NJ — John Turasik, Sidney Bergsma. 

125 Miami, FI^Bernard Troklus. Ralph Crabtree. Wal- 
ter C. Behrmann. 

128 St. Albans, WV— Gladys Ruby Lilly (s). 

130 Palm Beach, FL — Allan A. Cameron. Erick S. Jaak- 
kola, James E. Lynch, James L. Lawlor. Oscar 
Clarli Weaver. 

131 Seattle, WA— Peter Majewski. 

135 New York, NY— Heimo A. Riultala. 

142 Pittsburgh, PA — Frank J. Fanelli, Vincent Merlino. 

144 Macon, GA — Henry J. Loyd, 

161 Kenosha, Wl— Eligio Bianchi. 

163 Peekskill, NY— John J. Arnica. 

165 Pittsburgh, PA — Fortunala Lora Colaizzi (s). 

166 Rock Island, IL — Jay D. Klemmer. 

171 Youngslown, OH — Chester Kocinski, John G. Toth. 

182 Cleveland, OH— Paul E. Kinnunen, William Lehr. 

183 Peoria, 11^ Arnold V. McCarey. 
188 Yonkers, NY— Herman Rapp. 

198 Dallas, TX— Carlton Y. Godwin, Joseph C. Little. 
200 Columbus, OH— Millie E. Landis (si. S. Jalmari 

202 Gulfport. MS— Merrell Curtis Parker. 

203 Poughkeepsie, NY — Edward Petty. 

210 Stamford, CT— Frank E. Mills. Ray S. Lucas. 

211 Pittsburgh, PA— John Tobias. 

218 Boston, MA — Catherine Prizio (s). James V. Simp- 
son, Julius Lux. 

222 Washington, IN — Gervase A. Grannan. Irwin R. 

242 Chicago, IL — Joseph Schaller. 

246 New York, NY — Erich Blachetia, Pasquale Abbruz- 

250 Waukcgan, IL — Herbert J. Reiker, Joan C. Sandri 
(s), Ralph H. Bederskc. 

255 Bloomingburg, NY — Albert H. Bronner. 

256 Savannah, GA — Benjamin H. Ridgdill. 

259 Jackson, TN— Wilmoth Ernest McKinnie. 

260 Berkshire Cnly., MA — Conrad E. Holmberg. 

261 Scranton, PA — John Grum. 

264 Milwaukee, WI— Arnold Nagel, Richard H. Schill- 
268 Sharon, PA— Dudley T. Wentz. Edward J. Sitterle. 

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Danville, II^Austin C. Thomen. Charles G. Ha- 

Chicago Hgl., Il^William B. Moore. 
Augusta, GA — William B. Hodges. 
Collinsville. IL — Virgil K. Robinson. 
Denison, TX — Alma Bussell. 
Joplin, MI — Laura A. Boaz (s). 
Pullman, WA — Joy M. Schumacher (s). 
San Jose, CA — Avis McCoy (s), Joseph Burriesci, 
Joseph R. Nevarez. 
Beacon, NY — Francis Mayen. 
Oklahoma City, OK — James Patrick Thompson, Lu- 
cille Newby (si. 

Saginaw, MI — Juan Martinez, Sophia Larose (s). 
Seattle, WA— Helen Rose Walt (si. 
New York, NY— Albert Philipbar. 
Marietta, OH— Betty K. Brooks (si, James D. Bell. 
Duluth, MN — Nels O. Wennberg, Roy E, Johnson. 
Elgin, IL — Albert Flentge, Eric Peterson, Harriet 
L. Nelson (s). 

Albany, NY — Francis Shepperdson. Harold Ogden. 
Alton, IL — Percy L. Kortkamp, Urban E. Sibley. 
Omaha, NE — Hugh T. Jones. 
Lake Co., OH — Marian Theresa Panuzzo (si. 
South Bend, IN — Robert Lee Jones. 
Hingham, MA — Verge Seigel Wagner. 
Portsmouth. OH — Robert H. Amburgey. 
Vancouver, B.C. CAN — Ernest Mann. 
Philadelphia, PA— Clifford E. Morgan. 
Somerville, NJ — Ada Cressy (s}. 
Chester County, PA — Frank Lichtfuss. 
Ashland, KY— Clyde E. Clark. 
San Francisco, CA — William N. Howell. 
Windsor, Out., CAN— Silvio Pettovel. 
Leavenworth, KS— Virgil C. Whitworth. 
Butler, PA— Henry O. Koester. Paul W. Lewis. 
Colorado Springs, CO — Donald E. Smith. 
New York, NY — Giuseppe Affinito. 
Concord, NH — Felix Pencence. 
Baltimore, MD — Doris L. Marshall (s). 
Minneapolis, MN — Alvin C. Kuchenbacker. 
Elmhurst, IL — Raymond F. Sipple. 
Glendale, CA— Lula Yeakley (s). Maude Clair Bahr- 
man (si, Vern Leroy Halvorson. 
St. John, N.F., CAN— Albert Bussey. 
Sacramento, CA — Clarence D. Jones. Raymond H. 
Jensen. Samuel C. Simmons. 
Lynn, MA — Denis Amirault. 
SI. Paul, MN— Norbert T. Kerkvliet. 
Morganlown, WV — John R. Conaway. 
Va. Eveleth, MN — Anton Haugen. 
Hampton Roads, VA — John B. Larsen. 
Madison, NJ — Christopher Lynch. 
Wilmington, DE^Donald R. McFarland, Harry J. 
Candler, Sr., Jason C. Taylor. 
Boise, ID— Helen Marie Wilmeth (s). 
Ml. Vernon, IL — Emmitt Conley. 
Akron, OH— H. B. Shoemaker. Irwin, R. Dye. 
Robert L, Cockrell. 

Richmond, CA — Alexander Martz, Eino Adolph 

Amarillo, TX — Bessie Melton (s). Irma Dean Ham- 
ilton (s). 

Pala Alto, CA— Robert R. Wright. 
Toronto, Onl„ CAN— Daniel Joseph Plante. 
Little Rock, AR— Debra Kay Russell (si. Theodore 
J. Oehrlie. 

Lockland, OH — Victoria Brunke (si. 
Olalhe, KS — Joseph J. Groszek. 
Los Angeles, CA — Cesaria Sintich (s). Curt Richter, 
Cyril Robinson. Ernest E. Turney. Marvin Hesbol. 

Davenport, lA — Lester J. Noble. 
Bakersfield, CA— Fletcher G. Hallstrom. 
Honolulu, HI — Masajiro Ishihara 
Santa Rosa, CA — Arthur Hanson, George Altherr, 
Michael Weeks. 

Beaumont, TX — Thomas P. Eddy. 
Shreveport, LA — Cora Lee Guilliams (si. 
Yakima, WA — Jean Margaret Loop(s), Olin D. Hill. 
Sioux Falls, SD— Lester Sterling. 
Rockford, IL — John L. Gostol, Lawrence Triplett. 
Wise Rapids. Wl— Rudolph Molter. 
Santa Cruz, CA— Robert H. Allan. 
Des Plaines, IL — John C. Mollenkamp. 
Canoga Park. CA — Arthur F. Hovious, Eric O. 

San Bruno, CA — Adolph Coruccini, Margaret Wen- 
din (si. 

Anoka, MN — Richard G. Thomsen. 
Tucson, AZ — Lawrence Lee, William M. Shcehy, 

Cincinnati, OH— Shirley A. Kabbes (s). 
Hopkins, MN — Geraldine R. Jacobsen (s). 
Jacksonville, IL — Jesse Leo Beasley. 
Kalispell, MT— Hazel E. Smith (s). 
Salinas, CA — James R. Tutt, Lee Long. 
Los Angeles, CA — Jess R. Bradshaw. 
Rockland Co., NY— Archie G. Holl. Reba V. Lhomme 

Texas City, TX— August Osterholm. Edith H. Ur- 
baucr (si. 
Wichita Falls, TX— Estes L. Smith. 















Springfield, MO — Herschel E. Bacon. 
Petaluma, CA — Ira Mae Sides (s). 
Chicago, II^Thaddeus R. Kita. 
Plattsburgh, NY — George A. Laforest. 
Gary, IN — George C. Sowards. 
Philadelphia, PA — Thelma Dirocco (s). 
Milwaukee, WI — John Romagnino. 
Lincoln, NE — Harold F. Sherman. 
Santa Barbara, CA— Orville E. Brady. 
Eau Claire, WI— John G. Grzyb. 
Phoenix, AZ— Willie T. Basham. 
Albany Corvallis, OR — Susie Lillian Kammerer (si. 
Baton Rouge, LA — Frank E. Williams. Louis H. 

Flagstaff, AZ^Harley C. Milner, Riley Roberds. 
Detroit, MI— Biliie J. Woods. 
Tyler, TX— Helen Florene Beard (s). 
Cleveland, OH — George Miller, Jeffrey H. Franz, 
John Mitro, Louis Pay, Michael Flynn, Paul Petlo- 

San Bernardino, CA — Emil G. Gales. 
S. Milwaukee, WI — Jacob M. Haase. 
San Pedro, CA— Lester P. Watson. 
Rochester, NY— Anna C. Allisat (si. 
New York, NY — Joseph Haczka, Kurt Grigo. 
Fargo, ND— Henry Bell. 
Chicago, IL — Marion A. Finucane (si. 
Medford, NY— Edmont J. Remski. 
Austin, TX — Helen Grace Syme (si. Walter A. Jones. 
Decatur, AL — Verona Lillian Bailes (si. 
Bend, OR— Emil Hugo Wirch. 
Gainesville, FL — John H. Pearson, Jr. 
Anchorage, AK — Martin C. Larsen. 
Fall River, MA — Grace Quenlal (si. 
Albuquerque, NM — Fillmore Roach. 
Edmonton, Alia, CAN— Wilfred S. Halletl. 
Baytown, TX — Adela Anna McManus (s). Ambrets 
W. Gray. 

Charlottetown Pei, CAN — Lincoln Ross. 
Owensboro, KV — Charles T. Lanham. 
Irvington, NJ — Anna Sardo (si, Giovanna A. Bel- 
lomo (s). 

Buffalo, NY— Theodore Strzalka. 
Gadsden, AL— Clifford E. Odell. 
Toledo, OH— Pauline Patterson (si. 
North Hempstad, NY — Louis Menne. Nancy Mar- 
cello (si, Peter Andon. 
Halifax, NS, CAN — Maurice Peter Doucetle. 
Redwood City, CA— William N. Link. 
Greenwood, MS — Peter G. Williams. Sr. 
Kingston, ONT, CAN— Dalton R. Sadler. 
Lodi, CA— Howard B. Hall. 
Corpus Christie, TX — Atilano H. Gonzales. Robert 
M. Lewis. 

Compton, CA — Curtis M. Lane. 
Warren, OH— John H. Piatt. 
Winnipeg MANI, CAN— Heinrich Vogt. 
Lansing, MI — Lloyd J. Matlson. 
Huntington Beach, CA — Richard L. Nelson. Robert 
O, Botkin. Jr. 

Cincinnati, OH — Ervin Hebel, Robert Borne. 
New York, NY — Stanley Hagen. 
Traverse City, Mi — Joseph Rosinski. 
Redondo, CA — Martin E. Forlson. 
La Porte, IN — Harold Bruemmer. 
Burlington, VT — Achille Therrien. 
E Los Angeles, CA — Clarence Townsend. 
Provo, LT— Stanley J. Ness. 
El Monte, CA— Ralph Collins 

Kansas Citv. KS — John J. Gulh. Marilyn Dougan 
(si. William' C. Clifton. 
Wilmington. DE— Richard M. Scoll, 
Napoleon, OH — Genevieve I. Peters (s), Joyce Ann 
Moore (si. 

Englewood, CO — Harold E. Sundquist. 
Svdnev NS, CAN— John R. Morrison, 
Victoria BC, CAN— Ole Jacobson, 
Grand Rapids, MI — Adolph Siemion. 
S Luis Obispo. CA — Roy Gearing. 
Kansas City, MO — Franklin D. Furey. 
Naples, FI^-Brenda Sue Gessmann (si, Elton M. 
Davidson. Geneva Scribner (si. 
Lexington, KY — Ira Edwards. 
Alexandria, VA — Joseph A. Miller. 
Ft William, ONT, CAN— Lome Pugh. 
Melbourne-Daylona Beach, FL — Lee H. Whitley. 
Vancouver, WA — Rosanne G. Thomas (si. 
Marshfteld, WI— Edward J. Wenzel. Frank A. Lei- 
chey. John H. Schalow. Louis H. Herkert. William 
J, Zinthefer, 

Cleveland, OH— Walter V. Bruno. 
Pomona, CA — Ben A. Hesemann. John M. Miles. 
Columbia, SC— Lacy C. Wise. 
Monroe, LA — Frank L. Burroughs. Sr.. Malroy O. 

Fori Worth, TX— Monroe E. Wilcox. 
Snoqualm Fall, WA— Rena A, Sayah (s). 
New Orleans, LA — George L. Ducombs, Vernon E, 

Bryan, TX — Sven Ewald Swanson. 
Philadelphia, PA— Helene Schaffling (si. 
Milpilas, CA— Emilc L. Plise. 
Campbl Riv, BC CAN— Sidney Bourdon. 
Clinton, MO — Eriing Johnson. 



Local Union. City 

1916 Hamilton ONT, CAN— George Roy Israel. 

1931 New Orleans, LA— Clarence J. Casey, Sr., Joy P. 

Sallalamacchia (s). 
1953 Warrensburg, MO — Irvin A. Lynde. 
1959 Riverside, CA— Edwin Collins. 

1961 Roseburg, OR— Paul G. Prudler. 

1962 Las Cruces, NM — Eugenia O. Gonzalez (s), Wylie 
W. Cathey. 

2018 Ocean County, NJ— Alvin L. Lewis. 

2020 San Diego, CA— Harold Mendenhall. 

2046 Martinez, CA — Lawrence P. Larsen, Sr. 

2047 Hartford City, IN— George Wright, Raymond Bole. 
2078 Vista, CA — Bennic R. Mosher, Laurenza DuBois 

2112 Antigo, WI— Francis Schmidt. 
2164 San Francisco, CA — ArthurB. Fabian, James J. Hill. 
2168 Boston, MA— Merle D. Collier, William John J. 

2172 Santa Ana, CA— Edward J. Wenski. 
2182 Montreal QUE, CAN— Nicole Briere (s). 
2203 Anaheim, CA— Peter Matson. 
2205 Wenatchee, WA— Mary E. Morgan (s). 
2232 Houston, TX— Darrell Austin Davis. 
2274 Pittsburgh, PA— John R. Cramer, Meryl E. While, 

William L. Hann. 
2279 Lawrence, KS — Howard W. Linneman. 

2287 New York, NY— Albert Danelius. 

2288 Los Angeles, CA — Alfonso Berru. Sr.. Ignacio C. 
Ocampo, Velma E. Lantz (s). 

2308 FulJerton, CA— Donald R. Vannatta. 

2309 Toronto ONT, CAN— June Veronica Edwards (s). 
2396 Seattle, WA— Arne Bendickson. 

2398 El Cajon, CA— Elohia Lopez (s). 

2416 Portland, OR— William J. Finucane. 

2435 Inglewood, CA — George C. Watson. 

2461 Cleveland, TN— Kathy Sue Thompson (s). 

2486 Sudbury ONT, CAN— Marjatla Mattson (si. 

2554 Lebanon, OR — Benjamin Franklin Shurts. 

2734 Mobile Vic AL — Ferdinand Miles Koppersmith. 

2755 Kalama, WA— Charles R. Stalder. 

2784 Coquille, OR— Barry L. Reeves. 

2817 Quebec QUE, CAN — Fernand Francoeur, Maurice 


2819 New York, NY— Anthony Mancuso. 

2881 Portland, OR— Gustav Erickson. 

2942 Albany, OR— William N. Parks. 

2947 New York, NY— Alfio Barbera, Cosmo Falcone. 

2949 Roseburg, OR— June Irene Trent (s). 

2993 Franklin, IN— Radford W. Holland. 

2995 Kapuskasng ONT, CAN— Hector Levasseur. 

3054 London ONT, CAN— Daniel J. Roger. 

3127 New York, NY — Leonides Nieves Rivera. 

3148 Memphis, TN— Cathey William Locke. 

3161 Maywood, CA — Carmen A. Medina (s), Pasqual 


7000 Province of Quebec LCL 134-2— Adrienne Bertrand. 

Conrad Payant, Rejeanne Laroche (s). Tommy Gray. 


"Be sharp," said the tack. 

"But, drive an honest bargain," 
said the hammer. 

"Be square and on the level," cho- 
rused two familiar voices. 

"Hold your temper," said the knife. 

"Keep your wits whetted," said 
the file. 

"But, don't grate on other people," 
advised the rasp. 

"It is better to smooth the way for 
them," suggested the plane. 

"Hold fast to all you get," spoke 
the vise. 

"But, don't be too grasping," ad- 
vised the pinchers. 

"Hew to the line," remarked the 

"Screw up your courage," coun- 
selled the screwdriver. 

"And turn your difficulties into vic- 
tories," said the wrench. 

"Carve out your own destiny," 
advised the chisel. 

— submitted by Philip Johnson, Car- 
penters Local 958, Marquette, Mich. 

Shareholder Rights 

Continued from Page 4 

order to ensure that the voices of work- 
ers, as corporate owners, are heartj in 
the corporate decision-making process. 
Better monitoring of the voting prac- 
tices of fund managers handling pension 
funds is a starting point. Money man- 
agers and others with voting rights re- 
sponsibilities for worker pension funds 
must be made to justify voting deci- 
sions. 'New avenues for nonmanage- 
ment shareholders, such as pension 
funds, to raise important corporate is- 
sues must also be created. More im- 
portantly though, the basic voting rights 
of corporate shareholders which are 
now under attack by corporate man- 
agements must be protected. 

Worker Pension Funds 

UBC members participate in Taft- 
Hartley pension funds and welfare plans 
with assets approaching $9 billion dol- 
lars, and as such are major holders of 
corporate stock. These funds are part 
of the total universe of worker pension 
funds that totals nearly $1.6 trillion 
dollars. These worker 
pension funds fall into 
three basic categories: 
(1) Taft-Hartley joint- 
trusteed plans; (2) public 
employee pension funds, 
and (3) corporate plans. 

The Taft-Hartley seg- 
ment of worker funds is 
composed primarily of 
Building Trades' pen- 
sion funds and Teamster 
funds. Several-other ma- 
jor unions have a limited 
number of Taft-Hartley 
funds. Taft-Hartley 

funds are joint-trusteed, affording union 
representatives a good opportunity to 
exercise considerable influence in the 
selection of fund managers and partic- 
ular investments. Public employer pen- 
sion funds are characterized by boards 
of trustees representing employees, 
management and public interests, mak- 
ing it more difficult to influence plan 
investment and voting decisions. Cor- 
poration pension plans, which in a ma- 
jority of instances are collectively-bar- 
gained plans on which no worker 
representatives serve as fund trustees, 
are effectively controlled by the com- 
panies sponsoring the plans. Industrial 
unions, whose members are typically 
covered by these plans, have at times 
attempted to secure trustee positions 
on the plans during collective bargain- 

The accompanying chart indicates 
the amount of assets held by each group 
of pension funds. The common feature 
of these funds is that the plan assets 
are the retirement income of workers 
and in the coming years will hold the 
balance of power in corporate America. 

The UBC's views were delivered to the SEC Commis- 
sioners by Ed Durkin. director of the Brotherhood' s 
special programs department . second from left. Also 
testifying, from the left, were Greta E. Marshall, invest- 
ment manager for the California Public Employees Re- 
tirement Program: James E. Heard, deputy director. 
Investor Responsibility Research Center; and Kenneth 
Codlin, executive director of the State of Wisconsin 
Investment Board. 

What Would You Buy? 

Continued from Page 30 

Here is how those who opted for a 
European vacation were divided: Eng- 
land and Ireland (4%), Italy (3%), France 
(2%), Germany (2%), all other Euro- 
pean countries (8%). As for the rest of 
the world, 6% picked the South Pacific, 
followed by the Caribbean (5%), the 
Orient (4%), Canada (3%), Africa (2%), 
South and Central America (2%), and 
the Middle East (1%). Five percent said 
they preferred not to travel anywhere. 

What type of investment do you con- 
sider tlie safest? 

Real estate, which was first on the 
list, was chosen by 28% of the respond- 
ents. Next came government-secured 
bonds (13%), savings accounts (11%), 
individual retirement accounts (8%), 

certificates of deposit (6%), stocks (3%), 
mutual funds (2%), and gold (1%). 

What type of investment do you con- 
sider the risltiest? 

"There was no contest here," Ms. 
Sekac noted: 42% said that stocks had 
the highest risk factor, not-so-closely 
followed by oil (5%), real estate (5%), 
buying a business (4%), savings ac- 
counts (3%), and commodities (2%). 

Ms. Sekac said one question was 
designed to measure attitudes toward 
tax revision: 

Do you believe you will be paying more 
in federal taxes, less, or about the same? 

"Many people believe they will have 
less money with which to make pur- 
chases or take vacations," she said, 
noting that, while 30% feel they will 
pay the same and 11% think their taxes 
will be lower, 49% are convinced that 
they will have to pay more. JJrjfj 





Auto and truck manufacturers no longer 
add running boards to the sides of vehicles 
coming off the assembly lines, and there are 
times when you'd like to "get a leg up" on 
the side of your pickup or your van. 

A backyard inventor named Ralph Walters 
of Meridian, Miss., got tired of trying to 
reach up into the cargo area of his pickup, 
scratching the paint with his belt buckle, and 
scraping his ribs on the side panels, so he 
made a set of steps and installed it on each 
side of his truck. 

Now Walters and four local investors have 
formed RPM Products Inc., and they are 
marketing the Sidestepper. Made of heavy- 
duty, extruded, rust-proof aluminum, the 
Sidestepper comes in four lengths — 10", 16", 
24", and 30". You can gel the Sidestepper in 
anodized colors. For example, a black pickup 
might take a gold step with a silver diamond- 
tread step plate. Installation, we are told, is 

For more information: RPM Products Inc., 
P.O. Box 4420, Meridian, MS 39304 or 
telephone (601) 483-3643. There might be a 
local distributor. 


Calculated Industries 26 

Clifton Enterprises 21 

Estwing Manufacturing Co 39 

Foley-Belsaw 18 

Nail-King Enterprises 21 

Vaughan & Bushnell 27 

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wood bit will bore twice as fast and last 
three times as long as conventional flat bits, 
according to the manufacturer. 

With a patented new design, the Speedbor 
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extended spurs on the cutting edge. These 
elements enhance the longevity of the bit 
and allow for faster, cleaner boring. 

The Speedbor 2000 comes pouched and is 
available in 17 sizes, ranging from 'A inch 
to lYz inches. 

The Irwin Co. pioneered the development 
of the flat bit under the name Speedbor® 88 
and Speedbor® "88-Plus." 

For more information about the Speedbor 
2000, contact Pat Payne, product manager, 
Hole Boring Tools, The Irwin Co., 92 Grant 
Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177, or call (513) 


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Poverty, Idleness, 
Drugs, Crime, 
Or Paying Jobs? 

A child learns moral and 
social values in a happy, 
economically secure family 

From time to time I've read that certain 
sociologists and psychologists say that there 
is no connection between poverty and crime, 
that people are going to commit crimes in 
good times and in bad times. It's in the genes, 
some say. 

I'm not sure I agree with that. 

I don't have the statistics in front of me, so 
I don't know how today's crime statistics 
compare with those of the 1950s and the 1960s 
when we had relatively good economic con- 
ditions and less poverty, but we are told by 
the U.S. Department of Justice that today 25% 
of American households — one out of every 
four — is "touched by crime" each year. This 
might be through car thefts, burglaries, lar- 
ceny, or any number of violent crimes. These 
crimes touch households of all races, we're 
told. In fact, in 1985 (the most recent year for 
such statistics) 26.5% of black households 
were affected, and 24.8% of white households 
were affected. 

That's a sad commentary on social condi- 
tions and law and order in America. 

Abraham Lincoln once said that, inevitably, 
we'd always have some poor people among 
us. In the same way, I suppose mankind will 
always have some criminal elements. 

When I was growing up in New York City 
back in the 1920s and 1930s there were places 
like the Lower East Side and Hell's Kitchen 
that you walked through very carefully. Today 
there are areas in the Bronx and Harlem where 
you wouldn't be alone on a dark street or up 
an alley at many times of the day. Other cities 

have other areas of high crime. According to 
a popular song, "Mac the Knife" hung out on 
the south side of Chicago. There used to be 
an expression: "He was born on the wrong 
side of the tracks." 

In each case, the notorious crime area was 
also an area of relative poverty. It certainly 
wasn't Westchester, Oak Park, or Nob Hill. 

My point is that, regardless of what some 
sociologists and psychologists contend, pov- 
erty breeds crime. Idleness among the able- 
bodied young men in our inner cities breeds 
crime. Unfortunately, this idleness, com- 
pounded by the availability of drugs, breeds 
increased crime. 

The situation is also complicated today by 
the fact that our penitentiaries are bursting at 
the walls with inmates — bitter, hardened crim- 
inals who are not being rehabilitated and may 
never be. In many courts of the land, the 
dockets are so crowded that many who are 
charged with petty crimes are released through 
plea bargaining and probation and may never 
be penalized for their crimes and misdemean- 

One conservative writer recently suggested 
that poverty is not the root cause of crime 
and that the opposite is true . . . that crime 
breeds poverty. I would certainly agree that 
the person whose welfare check is stolen 
becomes poorer. And I agree that the man 
who robs because he has a $100-a-day heroin 
habit is certainly a deprived individual, and 
poor in every sense of the word. In the long 
run, job creation is more important in reducing 
poverty than additional and costly police pro- 
tection in the inner cities. 

I will concede that some measures taken to 
reduce poverty have not worked. Some public 
housing and "model cities" programs of the 
past have become graffiti-covered slums. 

In a publication called Policy Review the 
National Institute of Justice describes the 
deterioration of a neighborhood into poverty 
and crime: 

Neighborhood deterioration usually starts 
with an increased sense of vulnerability. 
Commerce slows; people stay off the streets 
in the evening, alarms and window bars 
proliferate, going-out-of-business sales in- 

crease, while the quality of merchandise 
declines and prices rise. Buildings get shab- 
bier and some are abandoned. Investments 
and loans dry up. Disorderly street behavior 
increases. Those who can afford it move 
out; schools deteriorate, and the whole 
community slides into economic and social 

In this same sense, crime does create pov- 
erty, but let's look further. 

It seems to me that the primary solution to 
the twin evils of crime and poverty is a general 
improvement in the quality of living and less 
class distinction in our society between the 
very poor and the super-rich. 

It all goes back to jobs and purchasing 
power. More attention to repairing the na- 
tion's deteriorating infastructure might be one 
way of putting people back to work. 

It's a well-established canon among social 
scientists that the family is the primary agent 
for influencing an individual's moral and social 
values. The lack of a family structure may 
influence an individual's tilt toward crime. 
The strength of a good family should bring 
about proper social behavior. Children grow- 
ing up today in broken homes are often un- 
prepared to meet the shocks of today's job 

The United States was once the world's 
leading economic power, but it now spends 
less of its collective wealth on maintaining 
jobs and insuring the quality of life than any 
other industrialized nation. Most Americans 
are worse off today than they were 15 years 

A New York writer stated recently that 
television creates a world of personal isolation 
and presents a glittering world on the screen 
which does not exist in real life. MiUions are 
lulled into accepting the dream world of tele- 
vision, even though they know that privately 
things are not well off. 

The truth is that millions of Americans and 
Canadians are still unemployed. The number 
of "discouraged" workers — those who have 
used up their jobless benefits and are still 
looking for jobs — is well over a milUon. The 
number of involuntary part-time workers, those 
who want fulltime jobs but can't find them. 

rose from 3.5 million in 1979 to 5.6 million in 
1985. So what we actually have in the United 
States is approximately 15 miUion Americans 
either unemployed or underemployed — far 
more than the 8.3 million reported to be 
officially out of work. 

I read in a newspaper the other day that 
the City of New Orleans is one third above 
the national average in unemployment be- 
cause of a depression in the domestic petro- 
leum industry. The newspaper also reported 
that crime in the city has increased. These 
twin conditions may evolve in other cities of 
North America if unemployment funds run 
out and people become desperate for jobs. 

General President 


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

Address Correction Requested 

Non-Profit Org. 



Depew, N.Y. 
Permit No. 28 

^<n ^<^ 

A poem by Linda McCarthy, wife of John McCarthy of Local 218, Boston, 
Mass., dedicated to John and to "thousands and thousands just like him." 

He builds tilings. 

He makes them strong, or straight, or 

or square or right. 
Like sturdy stairs, 
or skeletal halls, 
or framed up walls, 
he nails them tight. 

He tiammers things. 

He measures and judges and splits and 

He tears apart other peoples flaws. 
Sometimes he splinters and breaks. . . . 
Lots of the time he just aches. 

He sees things. 

Like plans and lines and notes in his 

He makes little marks with pencil lead . 

(flat white pencil from lumber yards — 
with advertising like business cards.) 
He counts and weighs and oversees, 
he tears through pockets, 
and wears through knees. 

He hears things . . . 

like steel on wood, or dogs in the street, 
or bees near his head, or mice near his 

Like traffic and drills and chisels on 

... or the sounds of himself 
when he's working alone. 

He carries things. 

Like tools' and tapes and 2 by 4's. 
And chalk and heavy awkward doors. 
Like shoveled dirt and cinder blocks, 
cement, and sand, and unearthed rocks. 

He trusts things, 

like staging hung by other men, 
and ladders with missing rungs . . . 
and unseen things that could hurt his 

and dust that could find his lungs. 

He tolerates things . . . 

like scorching sun too hot to bear, 

and blistered shoulders and sawdust hair. 

And dealing with people who don't give a 

And brown bag lunches of cheese and 

And coffee gone cold, and snow crusted 

and giving up so much of all that he 

loves ... 
he tolerates things. 

He loses things. 

Like money and patience and time and 

and dreams that could be important to 

He loses his temper, but not very much — 
and sadly sometimes, he loses touch 

with people and feelings 
that should be close. . . . 
. . . it's then, I suppose, that he loses the 


He wears things. 

Like leather boots with hard steel toes, 
and tar, or mud, or paint on clothes. 
And cuts that bleed a little while, 
but when he's home, he wears a smile 
that almost seems to melt away 
the work that wears on him all day. 

He honors things. Like truth and pride 

and promises made. 
Like meeting deadlines, or debts to be 

He loves his son, and daughters and 

wife . . . 
he respects himself and believes in his 


He builds things 

like tomorrows and hope and a home 

he's my husband and friend . . . he's a 

and he builds things. 

March 1987 


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Banner Bright 2 

National Healtli and Welfare Plan 5 

The Social Security Notch 7 

Millwright Job of the Year 8 

Membership Action Produces Results in American Express Campaign 11 

National Health' Care 12 

Louisiana-Pacific Anti-Union Tactics Evident 13 

Legislative Update: Clean Water Bill Becomes Law 14 

■Just Wait Until '88' 15 

San Francisco Bay Shipwrights Aid Presidential Yacht 19 

OSHA Recognizes Risks Posed by Glycol Ethers 20 

Mill-Cabinet Conference Holds First Meeting 24 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 10 

Labor News Roundup 16 

Local Union News 17 

Apprenticeship and Training 21 

Consumer Clipboard: Hair Loss, Telephone Fraud 23 

Retirees Notebook 25 

Plane Gossip 26 

We Congratulate 29 

Service to the Brotherhood 30 

In Memoriam 35 

What's New? 37 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 39 

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Spring will blossom officially at 10:52 
p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, 
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 National 
Geographic Society says. 

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, filHng valleys, and 
climbing into hills. Little by little it cap- 
tures all but winter's last redoubts on 
high icy peaks. 

Some plants thrust up from thawing 
soil to greet the verdant season. Crocus 
and skunk cabbage are among the early 

Other plants do more than sprout. The 
oval fronds of aquatic duckweed, sub- 
merged all winter, fill themselves with 
buoyant gas and pop to the surface to 
greet the new season. 

As foliage opens, insects appear. Later, 
flowers seed, lawns turn green, and the 
land seems glutted with food resources. 

The rich banquet of reemerging plants 
and insects tempts billions of birds back 
north from winter habitats. Studies sug- 
gest that birds make use of environmental 
signs — warming temperatures or the on- 
set of green after rain, for example — that 
herald the coming of good feeding con- 

— Photograph at upper left and three 
at far right by Scott Kramer. Crocuses 
in snow by W.H. Townsend. The barn 
and boat photographs are by Steven J. 

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Look, my comrades, see the union 

Banners waving high; 

Reirtforcements now appearing. 

Victory is nigh.* 


When labor marched a century ago, it marched with a flourish 
and a roll of drums seldom seen today. Large, silken banners, 
elaborately painted, displayed union slogans and emblems. Union 
members wanted their bosses to know that they were forces to be 
reckoned with when push came to shove. 

The parading of banners was a tradition which went back to the 
earliest labor demonstrations in Europe. At a May Day march in 
London in 1896 it was claimed that trade union banners valued at 
more than 20,000 English pounds were displayed in the line of 

Some of the banners illustrated the dangers of the trade— a 
construction worker falling from a high scaffold or a railway worker 
crushed between two trucks. Others painted a romantic picture of 
a better life to be gained by unity and reason. 

Each banner was followed by the workers of the organization, 
and most were led by marshals wearing elaborate sashes. Once 
the parade was over, the banners were displayed in the union hall 
or furled and stored for the next display. 

Today, many local unions of the United Brotherhood preserve 
such banners and hang them in places of honor. Though they have 
been replaced by paper placards and broadcloth streamers in most 
labor demonstrations today , traditional silk banners are still colorful 

Continued on Page 4 

* Originally a song of the American Knights of Labor in the 1880s, "Storm the fort, 
ye Knights of Labor." 

1 • One of the many unions serving the con- 
struction workers of Great Britain in the 1920s 
was the National Builders' Labourers and 
Constructional Workers Society, which 
evolved from the United Builders' Labourers' 
Union founded in 1889. The banner at right of 
the Camberwell Branch, made in 1921, fea- 
tured the 100-pound (English coinage) disabil- 
ity payment available to union members. The 
slogan "Labour Conquers All Things" on the 
Camberwell banner is the English translation 
of the Latin phrase on the United Brother- 
hood's own slogan, which you'll find on the 
UBC embletn: "Labor Omnia Vincit." 

Za The executive committee of the London 
United Trades Committee of Carpenters and 
Joiners assembled for a picture during a 1891 
strike. Note the emblem on the union banner, 
which contains some of the same motifs as 
our UBC emblem — the dividers and the 
square emblazoned on a shield. This was the 
emblem of the Carpenters Guild of the Middle 
Ages, founded at least 300 years earlier. The 
dividers and square also appeared on the em- 
blem of the Carpenters Company of Philadel- 
phia in 1724. It was at Carpenters Hall that 
the Continental Congress met during the 
American Revolution. 

3i The banner of the Surbiton Branch of 
the National Builders Society of Great Brit- 
ain. It, too, features the 100-pound disability 
payment available to members and the prom- 
ise of union support in the case of industrial 
injury. This union eventually amalgamated in 
1952 with the Amalgamated Union of Building 
Trade Workers, which in turn became part of 
the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and 
Technicians in 1971. It was the latter union 
which sent its assistant general secretary, J. 
Hardman, as a fraternal delegate to the UBC 
general convention in Toronto last year. 

4. In 1960 — 100 years after its founding as 
the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and 
Joiners of Great Britain — the Amalgamated 
Society of Woodworkers created a new pa- 
rade banner, shown above. The author of 
Banner Bright describes the two figures in this 
modern-day banner as "strangely crude and 
perhaps demonstrating that the art of the 
banner painter is beginning to die." Note thai 
this banner also contains a shield with the 
square and dividers. 

5m A picture of Ernest Bevin, one of the 
most powerful British trade union leaders of 
the 20th century, appears on a banner of the 
Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers 
Union. As a young man, Bevin was a carter 
(what we call a teamster). In 1910 he led his 
carters union into the Dock, Wharf, Riverside 
and General Workers Union. He later became 
the first general secretary of the British 
Transport and General Workers Union. He 
eventually became minister of labour under 
Winston Churchill during World War II and 
Great Britain' s foreign secretary when Clem- 
ent Attlee formed his Labour Parly govern- 
ment in 1945. 

6a Colorful sashes were the order of the 
day when many unions paraded decades ago. 
Though the custom has faded, some unionists 
still wear sashes in Labor Day observances in 
North America. This picture shows members 
of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trades 
Workers of Reading standing before the 
branch banner during the 1920s. The picture 
was taken on a Sunday morning, and branch 
members were dressed in their Sunday best. 

Banner Bright 

Continued from Page 2 

additions to some modern parades. 

Over the years, trade union banners have presented a 
visual history of worker struggle and progress. Today, 
many of the banners are relics of the past stored in damp 
cellars and the closets of meeting halls. 

John Gorman, a member of the Sign and Display Trades 
Union of Great Britain and son of a member of the 
Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and the Union of 
Construction, Allied Trades, and Technicians, began, many 
years ago, to preserve the banners in pictures and story, 
and in 1973 his book. Banner Bright, was first published. 
Last year, a new edition was issued, and we received an 
advance copy, thanks to Jimmy Hardman, general secretary 
of the Construction Workers of Great Britain and Ireland, 
a fraternal delegate to our general convention in Toronto 
last October. The illustrations on Page 3 are from Banner 
Bright. JJ3fi 

Many local unions of the United Brotherhood still carry on the 
tradition of showing their banners on special occasions. Mem- 
bers of the Western Pennsylvania District Council held their 
banner high among the placards of other unions at a recent 
demonstration of 45,000 Pittsburgh trade unionists protesting 
open-shop construction. Shouting "We want worii," the Build- 
ing Tradesmen marched past local nonunion construction proj- 
ects, including the renovation of the old Pennsylvania Railroad 
Station. Photograph from Press Associates Inc. 

A banner displaying the portrait of Peter McGuire. founder of 
the UBC and Father of Labor Day, was mounted on a Jeep and 
borne down the streets of New York City on Labor Day in the 

The Brotherhood's emblem and its name in French appeared on 
a banner during a labor demonstration in Quebec in the 1890s. 
Photograph from the Public Archives of Canada. 

This was a demonstration for the eight-hour work day in New 
York's Bowery in 1872. The eight-hour day was not achieved 
until almost 15 years later, when Carpenters led the campaign 
to victory. Illustration from AFL-CIO News. 

On July 4, 1916, the American Federation of Labor opened its 
headquarters at 9th Street and Massachusetts Ave. in Washing- 
ton, D.C. The Machinists' banner, shown here, was among 
many displayed. Photograph from AFL-CIO News. 


UBC*s National Health and 
Welfare Plan Gathers Support 

Participation in the United Brother- 
hood's National Health and Welfare 
Plan continues to grow. Launched in 
January 1986 to increase the health and 
welfare options available to Brother- 
hood members, the Carpenter's Na- 
tional Health and Welfare Fund has 
steadily won support from union and 
management representatives. 

The plan supports a full range of 
health and welfare benefits, including 
member life and accidental death and 
disability insurance, as well as coverage 
for hospital expenses, surgery, anes- 
thesia, laboratory costs, x-rays, and 
doctor visits for members and their 
dependents. The plan will even pay for 
a second opinion when surgery is rec- 
ommended. Maternity is treated similar 
to any other disability under the Broth- 
erhood's plan. 

The exact amount of support and 
coverage provided under the National 
Health Plan depends upon the employer 
contribution negotiated by participating 
locals. At present five different options 
are offered, with employer contribu- 
tions for nonconstruction funds ranging 
from $.55 to $1.35 per hour (slightly 
higher for construction funds). 

Participants currently eligible under 
a health and welfare plan negotiated by 
a United Brotherhood affiliate are eli- 
gible for benefits as soon as contribu- 
tions are received. New construction 
participants are eligible after complet- 
ing 300 hours work in any three month 
period, while nonconstruction partici- 
pants are eligible after completing 450 
hours of covered work. 

Protection from. 
Work Fluctuations 

United Brotherhood members are 
protected from changes and fluctuations 
in employment under the National Health 
Plan. An "Hour Bank" account is es- 
tablished for each member of the plan. 
For each hour of covered work, an hour 
is credited to the account, up to a total 
of 300 hours for construction workers 
and 450 for nonconstruction workers. 
The account is charged 100 hours (for 
construction members) or 1 50 hours (for 
nonconstruction members) for each 
month of National Health Plan cover- 
age. A member's eligibility for coverage 
ends only when his Hour Bank balance 
falls below 100 for construction mem- 
bers and 150 for nonconstruction mem- 

As further protection, members in 
erage due to lack of work may add 
hours to their Hour Bank account by 
making the equivalent of the employer 
contribution themselves. If coverage 
under the National Health Plan does 
end, the member has the option of 
converting to an individual policy is- 
sued by the plan's insurance underwri- 
ter. The Union Labor Life Insurance 

Benefits of 

The Carpenters National Health and 
Welfare Fund offers several advantages 
to participating locals: 

Better Benefits at Lower Cost — Num- 
bers are important when it comes to 
insurance. The more people covered by 
a poHcy, the better the terms that can 
be negotiated. Because the Carpenters 
National Health and Welfare Plan com- 
bines the buying power of union mem- 

UBC Members 
On Saturn Project 
Covered by Plan 

The General Motors Corp. is build- 
ing a $3.4 billion automobile plant 
near Nashville, Tenn., known as the 
Saturn Project. Satellite industrial 
plants surrounding Saturn are ex- 
pected to cost $3 billion more. 

General contractor for the huge 
project is the Morris-Knudsen Co., 
and there are 22 subcontractors, many 
employing members of Carpenters 
Local 223 and Millwrights Local 1544, 
both of Nashville. The AFL-CIO 
Building Trades signed a project 
agreement with Morris-Knudsen in 
November 1985, and the project is 
expected to reach its peak employ- 
ment level next fall when approxi- 
mately 3,000 workers are on the job. 

To protect UBC members. Broth- 
erhood representatives negotiated an 
agreement with the general contractor 
for participation in the UBC National 
Health and Welfare Plan. More than 
80 members now employed on Saturn 
are already eligible for coverage. More 
will be eligible as the work progresses. 
Some members of Local 223 were 
previously covered by a plan arranged 
with the Tennessee Valley Authority. 
These members, too, now will enjoy 
the benefits and the reciprocity pro- 
visions of the UBC National Health 
and Welfare Plan. 

bers from all across the country, it can 
negotiate good coverage at a low rate. 
Creation of the National Health Plan 
allows us to turn the tables on the 
insurance industry and to force them 
to compete for our business on our 
terms. The result is better coverage and 
higher group discounts. As the number 
of local unions and local benefit plans 
participating in the Carpenters National 
Health and Welfare Fund grows, so too 
will our collective bargaining power. 

Lower Administrative Costs — Partic- 
ipating locals find that many of the time- 
consuming administrative details asso- 
ciated with benefit management are now 
handled by the National Health Plan. 
This frees up staff for other tasks and 
reduces the administrative burden at 
the local level. As a consolidated na- 
tionwide plan, the National Plan can 
also make use of the latest in claims 
processing and administrative technol- 
ogy to reduce administrative problems 
and costs even further. 

Increased Union Identification — 
Members receive health and welfare 
benefit as a result of union represen- 
tation through the collective bargaining 
process. And yet, in far too many cases, 
the employer gets the credit. Partici- 
pation in the Carpenters National Health 
and Welfare Fund can help change that. 
Benefit checks clearly identify the source 
of the benefit. They provide tangible 
proof of the value of union membership 
and reinforce union solidarity and iden- 
tification. In an era when our union is 
under increasing attack, this can make 
an important difference. 

Union Label 

The benefits provided by the Carpen- 
ters National Heakh and Welfare Fund 
are underwritten by ULLICO an in- 
dependent, union-owned insurer with 
more than 60 years of experience in the 
group insurance area. Participating lo- 
cals are thus assured of 100% union 
label coverage, with the National Health 
Plan's staff handling the administration 
and ULLICO and its experienced staff 
providing the professional insurance 
expertise and backing needed to keep 
the plan on a solid footing. 

For more information about the Car- 
penters National Health and Welfare 
Fund, contact First General Vice Pres- 
ident Sigurd Lucassen at 202/546-6206. 

MARCH 1987 



The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed revi- 
sions to the annual reporting and disclosure regula- 
tions affecting employee benefit plans. 

The proposed regulations would reduce the re- 
porting and disclosure burden to plans, especially 
small plans with less than 26 participants, filing the 
Form 5500 Series under the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974. 

The regulations are necessary to update the cur- 
rent rules to reflect changes in the annual reporting 

Included in the proposal is an amendment to 
raise the threshold for reporting transactions involv- 
ing plan assets from 3% to 5%. It also would re- 
quire that filers of the Form 5500, with 100 or more 
participants, report certain information about service 
providers and trustees on a new Schedule C at- 
tachment to the form. 

If adopted, the amendments would be effective 
for reporting for plan years beginning on or after 
Jan. 1, 1987. 


President Reagan's Fiscal 1988 budget request 
for the Department of Labor calls for new initiatives 
to help dislocated Americans and disadvantaged 
youth secure jobs in a changing economic climate. 

President Reagan's budget proposes a new 
Worker Adjustment Assistance Program to respond 
to dislocation pressures triggered by international 
competition, technological change, economic shifts, 
and changes in consumer preferences," according 
to Secretary of Labor William E. Brock. 

Under this proposal, the existing Trade Adjust- 
ment Assistance and Job Training Partnership Act 
dislocated worker programs would be merged and 
expanded in a single, integrated program of coun- 
seling, job search, basic education, literacy, and 
skill training. 

Budget authority of $980 million will be requested 
for the program which will serve an estimated 
700,000 disclocated workers. 

The second major legislative proposal would cre- 
ate a program to target training, education, and 

support services to youth most in need — those from 
households receiving Aid for Dependent Children. 

Under the $800-million proposal, the existing 
summer youth job program would be restructured, 
giving localities the option to conduct year-round 
programs, summer programs, or a combination of 
summer and year-round efforts for AFDC youth. 

In addition, Brock said, "The budget provides ad- 
equate resources for the full range of other Labor 
Department responsibilities such as job safety and 
health and employment standards." 


A post-Depression record 138 U.S. banks col- 
lapsed during 1 986, federal regulators say, with 
most of the failed institutions in economically trou- 
bled oil and farm states. 

And nearly one of every 10 banks nationwide is 
considered to be in some kind of financial trouble 
by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 

The agency said 1 ,484 banks as of mid-Decem- 
ber were on its list of troubled institutions needing 
special monitoring out of the 14,948 banks whose 
deposits are insured by the FDIC. 

During 1986, Texas had 26 bank failures, the 
most of any state, followed by 16 in Oklahoma, 14 
in Kansas, 10 in Iowa, and 9 in Missouri. California 
and Louisiana had 8 failures each; Colorado and 
Wyoming, 7 each; and Nebraska, 6. 

"Economic performance has not been favorable 
for all sectors of the economy." FDIC Chairman L. 
William Seidman noted in recent congressional tes- 
timony. "The agricultural and energy sectors have 
been exceptionally weak and are in the midst of a 
painful adjustment process. 

Mr. Seidman said many banks were reluctant or 
unable to diversify their lending and thus were more 
vulnerable to economic woes in oil and farming. 


Wage and salary increases last year averaged 
3.5%, down from 4.4% in 1985, as more employers 
heaped year-end bonuses on their workers in lieu 
of larger pay raises, the government reported. 

Continuing a trend begun in 1983, nonunion 
workers won larger percentage increases, 3.6%, 
than union members, 2.1%, the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics said. 

But because the weekly income of union mem- 
bers is about 33% more than that of full-time, non- 
union workers, there was little indication the dollar 
gap between them was narrowing significantly, BLS 
analysts said. 

Figures on the dollar differences between union 
and nonunion wages are not yet available for 1986. 
But in 1 985, according to Labor Department statis- 
tics, median wage earnings were $41 9 per week for 
union members, compared with $315 per week for 
nonunion workers. 

In private industry, pay increases averaged 3.2% 
last year, compared with 3.9% in 1985. But manu- 
facturing workers this year outpaced those in the 
rapidly expanding service sectors of the economy. 

In 1985, wage increases for service workers av- 
eraged 4.4%. This year raises fell to 3.2%. Manu- 
facturing workers, meanwhile, saw their paychecks 
increase an average 3.3%, the same as in 1985. 


The Social Security *Notch' 

Nobody's being cheated. An earlier mistal<e was corrected, we're told. 
Fixing the 'notch' could jeopardize benefits for future retirees. 

Retirees under U.S. Social Security who 
were bom between 1917 and 1921 are being 
told that they are "notch babies" and that 
they are being cheated out of Social Security 

In recent weeks the General Office has 
received letters and telephone calls from 
tnembers wanting to know what it's all about. 

To answer their questions, we have checked 
several reUable sources in Washington, D.C., 
and come up with these answers: 

We are told that nobody's being cheated 
and that, unfortunately for the Social Se- 
curity Fund, some earlier retirees were "ov- 

The National Council of Senior Citizens 
tells us that the confusion goes back to 1972 
when Congress made a very expensive mis- 
take in setting the formulas for computing 
Social Security's first automatic cost-of-liv- 
ing adjustment. That law also adjusted Social 
Security benefit tables to guarantee that 
benefits for future recipients would increase 
automatically. This combination of actions 
unintentionally overindexed benefits, with 
some getting far higher benefits than was 
ever intended. Left unchanged, these benefit 
levels would have bankrupted the system, 
according to some financial experts. 

In 1977, Congress decided to fix its mis- 
take. The lawmakers did not want to lower 
the benefits of workers who had already 
retired, nor did they want to bankrupt Social 
Security by continuing to pay those mistaken 
high benefits. 

Instead, Congress devised a plan to grad- 
ually lower the replacement rates over five 
years for future retirees. Those five years 
are the so-called "notch" years. 

As a result of this Congressional correc- 
tion, two workers with equal wage histories 
and records of paying Social Security taxes 
can receive different benefits if one was born 
in 1916, for example, and the other in 1917. 
Under the transition formula, the benefit 
granted to the worker born in 1917 would 
be lower, assuming that all other elements 
are equal. The accompanying chart, supplied 
to us by the American Association of Retired 
Persons, shows some of the decreases since 
the new formula took effect. 

Wilbur Cohen, former secretary of Health, 
Education and Welfare and one of the na- 
tion's foremost Social Security advocates, 
told the American Association of Retired 
Persons, "The fact is that no one is being 
dealt with unfairly. Just because someone 
else gets more than you does not mean that 
you're getting less than you should. 

"Those born between 1917 and 1921 re- 
ceive quite equitable benefit amounts, es- 
pecially if you consider what they paid into 
the system and the increases they've re- 
ceived from annual cost-of-living adjust- 

MARCH 1987 

The problem is that many of those who 
retired in the late 1970s and early 1980s 
(those born in 1915 and 1916) receive higher 
benfits than were intended; the "notch ba- 
bies" receive an actuarially correct amount. 

At that time, the Carter administration 
and some senior-citizen organizations sup- 
ported a 10-year transition. However. Con- 
gress adopted instead a five-year phase-in. 

So, there are now three benefit formulas 
to consider: 

• the "old" benefit table that applies to 
those born before 1917; 

• the "new" formula that applies to all 
those born after 1916; 

• the "transition" formula, adopted by 
Congress in 1977 to ease the change from 

Continued on Page 28 


Average Earner's Benefits 

for Retirees Born 1909-1923, 

Retired at Age 65 

«„ S647 S663 ^^^^ ^^^ 
$563 S581 ^2 _ M ■ ■ ■ M ^ S579 m S576 S5«8' $576- 


11989 19 11 '12 13 14 15 'IS 17 'Ig "19 '» 71 "22 73 

Average Earner's Benefits 

for Retirees Born 1909-1923, 

Retired at Age 62 

S443 S4M S456 S468 S475 S479 ^ S497 S507 ^^^ ^^^ ^ ^^^ ^^, ^^. 

19 M 16 11 '12 13 14 15 'It 17 H 18 7i 71 72 7i 

Source; Social Security Administration. Office of Policy. 
* Projected benefits at retirement in 1986 dollars 
(II B assumptions) 

Chart courtesy of AARP News Bulletin 


Local 1693 Millwrights Win 

SC & RA Award with Extruder-System 

Installation 'Done the American Way' 

Ladder rails move down the assembly line at the Franklin Park plant in an early test of 
the completed extrusion system. Millwright skills proved micrometer true. 

Nobody working on the project was 
out to win an award, but the skilled 
Millwrights of UBC Local 1693, Chi- 
cago, 111., did such a good job of in- 
stalhng German-made, high-tech ma- 
chinery in a local ladder and scaffolding 
manufacturing plant that their work 
couldn't be ignored. 

The Specialized Carriers and Riggers 
Association decided that their Taft Con- 
tracting Company installation of Alhaus 
equipment at the R.D. Werner Com- 
pany plant in Franklin Park was the 
1986 "Millwright Job of the Year." Taft 
officials who were presented an award 
at the SC & RA's recent convention at 
Hilton Head, S.C., praised the work of 
its Local 1693 millwright crew as out- 
standing. The job was accomplished 
"the American way," and not in the 
way that German millwrights and en- 
gineers might have done it, they told 
Convention delegates. 

This is the way John Bianchi, Taft's 
general superintendent, explains the 

"We installed this very long extru- 
sion line complete and with precision. 
The overall leveling requirement for this 
line was within three millimeters. Tnere 
were internal tolerances through part 
of the line that were one-half millimeter. 

"While I don't want to sound overly 
modest, that's the reason people choose 
Taft. We can do this kind of job. 

"That's not to say everything goes 
smoothly all the time. At one point 
during the job, we would install a day's 
work, then level it. When we started 
the next day's installation, we took 
readings and found that yesterday's 
work was no longer level. 

"In Germany the crew would go back 
and level what had already been in- 
stalled before proceeding. American in- 
dustry today, however, uses what is 
called 'fast track' installation methods. 
We were installing half of the equip- 
ment, while the other half of the con- 
crete was being poured. 

"We know that new concrete foun- 
dations and footings settle at a rate of 

.0157day for six to seven days, follow- 
ing an initial setting time of five days. 
So we scheduled installation to begin 
five days after the concrete was poured. 
As the line was installed, we leveled to 
a good approximation and went on with 
the remainder of the installation. Once 
the whole line was in, we went back 
and re-leveled to precision tolerances. 

"Our method allowed us to take ad- 
vantage of the natural curing time of 
the concrete. If we had used the German 
methods, we would not have been able 
to begin the installation until at least a 
week later. In 'Yankee lingo' that's a 
week of production capacity that's not 
available. That costs the customer 

The job-site demands on a millwright 
are heavy. A typical American engi- 
neered and manufactured project comes 
with complete drawings and all fitting 
parts. A typical European project works 
with on-the-spot decisions made by the 
craftsmen. It is their decision as to how 
to make connections and fittings. 

The R.D. Werner Company, a major 
manufacturer of ladders, scaffolding, 
and similar industrial equipment where 
the prize-winning Taft job was com- 
pleted, had been purchasing its alumi- 
num components from other manufac- 
turers. The company decided to set up 
its own extrusion system to produce its 
own extruded parts. Almost 30 mill- 
wrights worked on the job over a period 
of three months. 

"This job was a perfect example of 
the kind of unexpected situations our 
people have to resolve all the time," 
explains Taft Executive Vice-President 
Joe Gaynor. "I was a millwright myself; 
and, although the machinery and tools 
have gotten more complex, it's still the 
people on the job who put it all together. 
Our people have worked on so many 
different kinds of jobs that they seem 
to have a sixth sense about the way 
things work and why they are designed 
a certain way. This level of experience 
and understanding, combined with the 
basic skills of our trade, add up to what 
used to be called Yankee ingenuity." 

The millwright's job is continually 

changing. From the days of peg and 

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Getting the job done . . . 


/. The job began with Chicago millwrights 
taking their first set of measurements. 

2. Before beams could be set in place, a 
member of Local 1693 checked the draw- 
ings one last time. 

3. Two working partners set a beam in 

4. Level on the floor doesn't necessarily 
mean level eight feet up. Another check is 

5. Two Millwrights mount a rack and 
pinion with the bearings. 

6. Working in close quarters is not always 
comfortable, but the work is accom- 

7. The equipment is large, but the adjust- 
ments are tiny. 

8. The Local 1693 members assemble for a 
coffee break. 

9. A view of a portion of the Werner as- 
sembly line, with more equipment to come. 

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Employees who use their right to refuse unsafe 
worl< should be paid for the time they're off the job, 
the Law Reform Commission of Canada has said in 
a paper on workplace pollution. 

The commission said the right to refuse unsafe 
work has little impact and may pit employees 
against one another unless there's a provision for 
payment of wages while they're off the job. 

It said there were 854 fatal on-the-job accidents 
and more than half a million disabling accidents or 
work-related illnesses in Canada in 1982. 

The working paper indicated these figures are 
only the tip of the iceberg. 

The most conservative studies indicated there 
were 1 ,600 work-related cancer deaths a year in 
Canada — 700 of those in Ontario. 

Yet only 95 such deaths were reported to the 
Ontario Worker's Compensation Board in one re- 
cent year and only 44 resulted in compensation. 

Many metals and chemicals used in the work- 
place posed long-term threats to the health and life 
of workers. 

The commission recommended Parliament pass 
legislation to deal with cases in which employers do 
things which risk injury or illness to employees. 

It said the right to know what dangers they're 
facing in the work place should be built into the 
same law allowing employees to refuse unsafe 


In trying to justify cutbacks in social program 
spending, the federal Conservative government 
keeps saying that it just cannot afford to fulfill peo- 
ple's expectations in that area. 

A report, released by the International Monetary 
Fund, indicates just the contrary. It shows that in 
fact Canada is one of the lowest spenders on social 
programs among the West's biggest industrial coun- 
tries. As a result, it adds, Canadians may have less 
than others to worry about in paying future bills on 
such programs. 

Canada's ratio of government spending on pen- 
sions is the lowest of all the members of the so- 

called Group of Seven — Canada, the U.S., Japan, 
West Germany, France, Britain, and Italy — ^the re- 
port from this ultra-conservative agency revealed. In 
both France and Germany, the average pension 
benefit from government is about double the $3,702 
(U.S.) paid in Canada. 

The Canadian government's social spending ra- 
tio — 20.2% of gross domestic product — was third 
lowest of the seven countries in the 1980 base year. 

Many of Canada's social programs, moreover, 
are indexed to prices, whereas in other countries 
these are linked to wages, which tend to rise faster 
and push up the cost. 

The lowest social spender is the United States. 


Corporate tax breaks cost the federal government 
$10 billion a year in foregone revenue, the New 
Democratic Party pointed out in a report on Tax 
Probe '86. The corporate tax breaks are a major 
factor in the escalating federal deficit, according to 
the NDP study. 

"Corporations must begin to pay their fair share," 
added Michael Cassidy (Ottawa Centre), the NDP 
finance critic, "We must study new ways to make 
sure that public monies produce new jobs and not 
just higher profits." 

Key findings of Tax Probe '86 include the follow- 
ing: A total of 79,000 profitable corporations paid no 
corporate tax in 1983; 64 of these each earned 
profits of more than $25,000,000. The corporate 
share of income tax will drop to almost 20% by 
1990, down from 25% last year and 35% in 1970. 
In this same period, the share paid by individuals 
and families has increased. Foregone revenues 
from corporate tax breaks total $10 billion a year. 
The tax burden of small businesses with assets of 
$1 ,000,000 to $25,000,000 is almost twice that of 
corporations with assets of more than $25,000,000. 
A recent Employment and Immigration study 
showed that a personal tax cut would create five 
times as many jobs as a corporate tax cut of the 
same size. 


Four Ontario nursing homes have lost a court 
challenge of the Ontario law that bans strikes and 
lockouts at any provincially-licensed nursing home. 

The homes had argued that compulsory arbitra- 
tion in disputes with their employees had resulted in 
pay deals that were too high. 

After hearing two and one-half days of argument 
from lawyers for the homes. Associate Chief Justice 
Frank Callagahan announced that he and two Divi- 
sional Court colleagues were in agreement that the 
challenge "must be dismissed." 

"It's obvious to me that you can't just leave the 
elderly out in the cold in the middle of the winter," 
Justice Patrick Galligan said. 

The homes' lawyers had contended that Ontario's 
Hospital Labor Disputes Arbitration Act, passed in 
1965, is unconstitutional at least insofar as it pur- 
ports to apply to their clients. 

The challenge was opposed by both the Ontario 
Government and the Canadian Union of Public Em- 
ployees, but when the court decided no case had 
been made by the applicants, the Government and 
CUPE lawyers didn't have to speak. 



Membership Actions, Economic Power Producing 
Results in American Express Campaign 

Aggressive publicity actions and sup- 
port by UBC members nationally have 
produced significant results in the year- 
long American Express campaign. In 
late January, a project agreement was 
signed on a $25 million hotel being built 
in Atlanta, Ga., by American Express 
affiliate Robinson-Humphrey. Charter 
Builders, the project general contractor 
and a large nonunion contractor in At- 
lanta, signed an agreement with Local 
225, Atlanta, Ga., which assures the 
hotel's construction will be done union. 

On another Robinson-Humphrey job 
in Atlanta, E.L. Thompson, a union 
contractor, was called in to replace the 
Austin Co. , a nonunion contractor from 
Austin, Tex. The Austin Co. had orig- 
inally secured the contract to do the 
interior work on a new office building 
but was removed after the Brotherhood 
began to focus public attention on the 
Atlanta projects. 

New Job Goes Union 

American Express also announced 
the selection of Continental Heller Inc . , 
a union general contractor based in 
Sacramento, Calif., to build its new 
credit card facility in Phoenix, Ariz. 
The $35 million structure is similar to 
the American Express facility built in 
Greensboro, N.C., by nonunion general 
contractor Carlson Builders Inc. of At- 
lanta. The use of Carlson Builders by 
American Express on the Greensboro 
project prompted the Brotherhood's 
consumer boycott of American Ex- 
press. Carlson was in line for the Phoe- 
nix project since they had done the 
design work on the building, but they 
recently were dropped from consider- 
ation as general contractor apparently 

New York City. 

N.Y., and Vicinity 

District Council 

members distributed 

leaflets at American 

Express headquarters 

as a part of the 

Brotherhood effort to 

make the public 

aware of the cotnpa- 

ny's use of nonunion 

construction firms. 

A union contractor, 
E. L. Thompson, has 
put members of Lo- 
cal 225, Atlanta, 
Ga., to work on this 
multimillion dollar 
project. Thompson 
was called in to re- 
place a nonunion 
firm which had been 
performing the work. 

due to the increasing public pressure 
generated by the Brotherhood's con- 
sumer campaign. 

Grassroots Efforts 
And Pension Awareness 

American Express' actions to insure 
that the Atlanta and Phoenix projects 
were built union followed on the heels 
of handbilling of American Express fa- 
cilities in major metropolitan areas 
throughout the country. These dem- 
onstrations helped heighten public 
awareness of the boycott and produced 
thousands of canceled credit accounts 
and cut-up cards. The handbilling, cut- 
up cards, and other imaginative appeals 
by UBC members have helped drama- 
tize to the company the intensity of the 
concern and anger generated by the use 
of nonunion construction contractors. 

An independent issue which has de- 
veloped for American Express and its 
subsidiaries is an awareness among union 
pension funds trustees of the company's 
use of nonunion labor to construct its 
facilities. Several major American 
Express Co. subsidiaries, such as 
Shearson Lehman Bros., Robinson- 




Humphrey, and the Boston Co. , receive 
considerable money management and 
stock brokerage business from Brother- 
hood and other union pension funds. 
While the Brotherhood's boycott cam- 
paign has targeted only American Ex- 
press' travel related services, pension 
trustees, have been examining the ac- 
tivities of all members of the American 
Express corporate family, and have 
been taking a good, hard look at whether 
it serves their plans' and participants' 
interests to direct business their way. 

Actions Speak Louder 

Last summer American Express pub- 
licized a one-page document outlining 
their construction labor relations policy 
as a response to the UBC's "Leave 
Home Without It" campaign. In the 
policy statement, American Express 
claimed that they would use union labor 
on all their facilities. Despite the poli- 
cies embodied in the statement, the 
Greensboro project continued on its 
nonunion course and Robinson-Hum- 
phrey embarked on two nonunion proj- 
ects in Atlanta. 

For many, the release of the com- 
pany's construction policy statement 
marked the end of their efforts against 
American Express. In the absence of 
action by the company to apply its 
policy in Greensboro and Atlanta, the 
Brotherhood intensified its American 
Express campaign. "A written policy 
regarding union construction isn't worth 
the paper it's written on in the absence 
of actions," stated UBC General Pres- 
ident Patrick J. Campbell. "It's actions 
by which we will judge American Ex- 
press and other construction users," 
continued Campbell. The recent actions 
by the company to ensure that the work 
in Atlanta and Phoenix will be per- 
formed by union craftsmen are steps in 
the right direction. jj|jfj 

MARCH 1987 


Labor part of broad coalition 

National Health Care Campaign 
Seeks Coverage For All Americans 


PAI Staff Writer 

A major campaign to reform the na- 
tion's ailing health care system has been 
launched in 27 states and the nation's 
capital by a broad coalition of more 
than 60 labor, senior, religious, con- 
sumer, minority, women's, children's 
advocacy, and chronic illness organi- 

The National Health Care Campaign, 
as it is called, will organize grassroots 
support for public policy changes at the 
national and state level "to make health 
care coverage affordable and to bring 
good health within the reach of all 

Some 37 million Americans today are 
without health care coverage, private 
or public, and another 50 million are 
without adequate protection, according 
to a report released by the campaign. 

"It's going to take a grassroots cam- 
paign of major proportions to make high 
quality health care accessible and af- 
fordable for every American, ' ' said AFL- 
CIO President Lane Kirkland in a state- 
ment issued at a news conference where 
the campaign was announced. 

The AFL-CIO joined the campiagn 
in calling on the 100th Congress to hold 
early hearings on the health care crisis. 

including consideration of a national 
health care system. "The United States 
must join as .rapidly as possible the 
other industrialized nations of the world 
in making access to affordable quality 
heahh care a right for all," the feder- 
ation said. 

"Recent developments have under- 
scored the inability of our country's 
patchwork health insurance system to 
assure all Americans access to health 
care," it continued. Massive job losses 
in basic industries and the increase in 
part-time and contractual employment 
have left millions of workers and their 
families with little or no health cover- 
age, it said. 

Arthur Flemming, who served as sec- 
retary of Health, Education and Wel- 
fare in the Eisenhower Administration, 
is chairman of the campaign. Flemming 
and others at the news conference said 
grassroots support for health care re- 
form has grown strong and that the 
political climate in Congress and in state 
legislatures is now favorable. 

"At the outset, the Campaign will 
marshal grassroots support for getting 
all states to implement the law passed 
by Congress providing for the extension 

of Medicaid to all pregnant women, 
children under six, the elderly, and 
persons with disabilities whose incomes 
are below the poverty iine," Flemming 

Further, the campaign will push for 
state legislation to expand access to 
health care by setting up state health 
insurance pools and programs to pay 
for charity care by public and nonprofit 
hospitals, to provide group insurance 
at reasonable rates for those now unable 
to buy insurance, and to require busi- 
nesses to provide health insurance, said 
Bert Seidman, head of the AFL-CIO's 
Occupational Safety, Health and Social 
Security Department. 

Seidman said the campaign will seek 
to make health care more affordable for 
the nation's elderly by Hmiting out-of- 
pocket costs under Medicare and set- 
ting up prescription drug programs. 

William Hutton, executive director 
of the National Council of Senior Citi- 
zens, told reporters, "The skyrocketing 
cost of health care has so increased the 
co-payments, deductibles, and premi- 
ums under Medicare so that today older 
people are paying more out of their own 
pockets for health care than they did 
before the Medicare program was en- 

Hutton said the NCSC "is committed 
to the enactment of a universal, com- 
prehensive national health care pro- 
gram for all Americans, young and old 
alike. We beheve that access to quality 
health care is a right for all citizens and 
not a privilege for the wealthy few . . . 
Together, we will make health care a 
major issue for the 100th Congress." 

Dana Hughes of the Children's De- 
fense Fund said 12 miUion children in 
the U.S. lack full access to regular 
comprehensive care because they lack 
health insurance coverage. She said 
erosion of Medicaid and maternal and 
child health programs resulted from 
budget cutbacks in the early 1980s. 

Highlights of campaign's study, 
"Facing Facts," are: 

* In 1966, the per capita annual cost 
of medical expenses was $201. By 1984, 
the cost had risen to $1,394. 

* In 1982, there were 37 states where 
fewer than 50% of those in poverty were 
eligible for Medicaid. 

* Of the 37 million uninsured, two- 
thirds to three-quarters are working peo- 
ple, and 20% are children. jj^f) 

Editor's Note: The United Brotherhood 
is participating in the legislative fight to 
prevent cuts in Medicare and Medicaid and 
is calling upon Congress to provide more 
financial aid to those v/ilh catastrophic ill- 
nesses. As we go to press, there are no bills 
introduced, but it is likely that several will 
be introduced in late February. 



Louisiana-Pacific Anti-Union 
Tactics Evident in New Areas 

The anti-union, anti-community ac- 
tions Louisiana Pacific has displayed in 
their effort to break the wood-workers 
unions in the Pacific Northwest are now 
being exhibited by the company in other 
parts of the country. L-P recently pur- 
chased three wood-product facilities in 
East Texas from Kirby Industries Inc. 
and promptly closed two of the facili- 
ties, putting nearly 1,200 workers on 
the unemployment rolls. The two closed 
facilities were union facilities organized 
by the International Woodworkers of 
America; the facihty which remained 
open was unorganized. 

Despite assurances from L-P officials 
prior to the completion of the Kirby 
sale that every effort would be made to 
preserve the jobs of the mill workers, 
the shutdown was announced immedi- 
ately upon completion of the sale. 
Workers in Northern California's Son- 
oma County and in Jasper, Tex., may 
face the same fate; L-P has recently 
purchased wood-product facilities in 
those locations. 

Published reports of the closures raised 
questions regarding the anti-union in- 
tent behind the company action. One 
unidentified Wall Street analyst cited 
L-P's anti-union background as an ex- 
planation for the shutdowns, but not 
unexpectedly Wall Street's largest bro- 
kerage firm, Merrill Lynch, came to 
L-P's defense. Merrill Lynch's chief 
forest products analyst, Evadna Lynn, 
challenged the anti-union label placed 
on L-P and indicated that the closing 
of the union plants was justified on 
sound economic grounds. 

Figures on Merrill Lynch's owner- 
ship of L-P stock were obtained from 
the brokerage firm last spring. The com- 
pany reported that it held over 4 million 
shares of L-P common stock — nearly 
12% of the outstanding shares of com- 

pany stock. This large ownership po- 
sition made Merrill Lynch the largest 
holder of L-P stock and explains in part 
why Lynn has been a consistent pro- 
moter of the company. 

Board of Director Connections 

Consumer handbilling was conducted 
at the headquarters and branch offices 
of U.S. Bancorp in Portland, Ore., to 
protest the bank chairman's recent de- 
cision to join the L-P board of directors. 
John A. Elorriga, U.S. Bancorp Chair- 
man and Chief Executive Officer, ac- 
cepted a position on the L-P board of 
directors, a group of individuals hand- 
picked by L-P Chaimtan Harry A. Merlo. 
The handbill challenged Elloriga's as- 
sociation with the anti-iinion company 
whose actions have destroyed the liveli- 
hoods of thousands of workers in the 
Pacific Northwest. 




This flyer will be distributed by UBC 
members at U.S. Bancorp facilities in the 
Portland, Ore., area. 

Environmental Suit Goes to Trial 

A court action by Brotherhood Local 
3074 in Chester, Calif. , seeking to stop 
the construction of a L-P waferboard 
mill was scheduled for trial early this 
month. The union suit, which has 
blocked construction of the plant for 
nearly two years, claims that the town's 
supervisors violated the California En- 
vironmental QuaUty Act when they is- 
sued a "negative declaration" clearing 
the way for construction of the plant. 
In issuing the "negative declaration," 
the county failed to prepare an envi- 
ronmental impact statement as required 
under state law. 

L-P Buys Favorable Coverage? 

L-P took an interesting approach to 
an environmental problem in Wyoming 
where it is challenging the Forest Serv- 
ice's Bridger-Teton National Forest 
management plan. In order to generate 
public support, the company purchased 
600 subscriptions to a local newspaper 
for local residents. Not coincidentally, 
the newspaper, the Riverton {Wyo.) 
Ranger, is a strong supporter of L-P's 
efforts to increase the allowable timber 
harvests in Bridger-Teton. 

A letter from the Ranger's publisher 
that accompanied the first free issues 
said the community needed to work for 
a compromise that would allow for 
greater harvests, yet failed to mention 
that L-P had provided the free subscrip- 
tions. The pubhsher insisted that the 
subscriptions will not effect the paper's 
editorial position on the issue, but the 
owner of the cross-town paper, the 
Dubois {Wyo.) Frontier, saw it differ- 
ently: "It would appear to be a move 
by Louisiana-Pacific to be sure that the 
people of Dubois have only one view: 
the company view." jjfjjj 

L-P Strikers Fund Still Growing; Many Contribute Regularly 

The list of contributors to the L-P Strikers 
Fund continues to grow. In recent weeks 
several first-time donors sent checks in to 
the General Office. We have also received 
offerings from many of the faithful who have 
consistently supported the L-P strike in 
many ways. 

2, Cincinnati, Ohio 

44, Champaign, Illinois 
81, Erie, Pennsylvania 
203, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 
1024, Cumberland, Md. 
1185, Des Plaines, III. 
1489, Burlington, N.J. 
1526, Denton, Texas 
1583, Englewood, Colorado 
1596, St. Louis, Mo. 

2834, Denver. Colorado 
Chicago District Council 
Cleveland District Council 
Los Angeles, D.C. 
Miami Valley, D.C. 
Mid-Central Illinois, D.C. 
Thomas Kay 
Stanley Sobotka 
Local 465. Chester County, 


MARCH 1987 


cue Legislative Update 

Congress Votes for Clean Water, 
Hands President First '87 Defeat 

"The American people want clean 

Acting on that mandate, the 100th 
Congress dealt President Reagan a stun- 
ning defeat by overriding his veto and 
enacting a labor-backed $20 billion pro- 
gram to clean up the nation's polluted 
water. The House overrode the veto by 
401-26 and the Senate by 86-14, well 
over the necessary two-thirds. 

Some members of Congress viewed 
Reagan's second veto of the vital pro- 
gram as a major political blunder and a 
futile attempt to rebuild his credibility 
in the wake of the Iran-contra arms 

The clean water bill was seen as 
urgently needed in every congressional 
district in the nation to continue the 
fight against pollution, to protect the 
environment, and to create jobs. 

The bill amends and reauthorizes the 
Clean Water Act of 1972, which was 
passed over President Nixon's veto. 
That law limited wastewater discharges 
to lakes and streams. The new bill 
provides $18 billion through 1994 to 
state and local governments for the 

construction of sewage treatment plants; 
another $2 billion goes for pollution 
control programs. 

Work on the extension bill began in 
1982 and what was basically Republican 
legislation last year passed the House 
by 408-0 and the Senate by 96-0. Rea- 
gan pocket vetoed the bill by refusing 
to sign it before the 99th Congress 

When the 100th Congress took over, 
an identical clean water bill was intro- 
duced as H.R. 1 and on January 8 
passed the House by 406-8. In the 
Senate, the Administration offered a 
$12 billion substitute bill and it was 
beaten, 17-82. The Senate then passed 
H.R. 1 by 93-6 and sent it to the White 

Rep. John Chafee (R-R.I.), the num- 
ber three Republican in the House, 
urged Reagan to sign the bill and take 
credit for it. Reagan also could have 
allowed it to become law in 10 days by 
neither signing nor vetoing it. 

Instead, Reagan attacked the clean 
water bill as a "budget-buster" and 
vetoed it for the second time. Chafee, 

who chaired the panel which wrote the 
legislation last year, called the veto "a 
serious mistake." Chafee said the bill 
was "fiscally responsible and lives up 
to our national goal of making the na- 
tion's waters fishable and swimmable." 

Senator Quentin Burdick (D-N.D.), 
who heads the Environment and Public 
Works Committee, called the veto an 
"exercise in futility" and said, "The 
President stands alone on this one." 
After the override vote, Burdick said it 
was clear, "The American people want 
clean water." 

Senator George Mitchell (D-Me .), the 
bill's manager, said the $18 billion clean- 
up program is "a small fraction of the 
total need." Some environmentalists 
believe that $100 billion will be required 
to wipe out and control pollution. 

The bill, which will automatically 
phase out the federal role in the 1990s, 
authorizes $9.6 biUion in grants to local 
go vernments for construction of sewage 
treatment plants; $8.4 biUion in grants 
to states during fiscal 1989-94 to estab- 
lish and capitalize state-run revolving 
loan funds for local sewage facilities; 
and $2 billion for pollution control. 
Some $400 million of the latter program 
is aimed at controlling the run-off of 
farm pesticides, car oil, and street grime 
which are thought to be responsible for 
nearly half the pollution in streams, 
lakes, rivers, and waterways. 

Once funds are allocated, UBC locals 
should make sure union contractors and 
union craftsmen do the work. 

Support CLIC's 1987 Program 

The United Brotherhood's political action arm is the Carpen- 
ters Legislative Improvement Committee, known familiarly as 
CLIC. More financial support of CLIC is needed in the coming 
months. Fill out the coupon and mail it in today. 

Recent contributors have included: John Campbell, Local 131 
retiree, Mariposa, Calif.; Clarence Briggs, Local 1149 retiree. 
Walnut Creek, Calif.; James R. Harrington, Local 33, Boston, 
Mass.; Walter Jacobsen, Local 2287, White House Station, N.J.; 
Steve Naglich, Local 1172 retiree, Red Lodge, Mont.; Joe 
Dajczak, Local 182 retiree, Lake Wales, Fla. ; Stanley L. Delitko, 
Local 599, Cedar Lake, Ind.; Robert Leach, Local 1222, Med- 
ford, N.Y.; Sture Peterson, Local 1397 retiree, South Daytona, 
Fla.; Sigmund A. Szabelski, Local 1185 retiree. Oak Park, 111.; 
Antone Balenunas, Local 2633 retiree, South Tacoma, Wash.; 
Henry M. Kolbaba, Local 668 retiree, Holstein, la.; Olav Gerde, 
Local 131 retiree, Seattle, Wash.; Norman T. Spaulding, Local 
586 retiree, Sacramento, Calif.; and Thomas Kay, Local 359 
retiree, Morrisville, Pa. 

Highway Jobs Must Go Union 

The federal government in Washington, D.C., will be launching 
a highways-and-bridges rehabilitation program in the coming 
months. States will be expected to produce matching funds to 
get the program underway. On Capitol Hill, Congress has for 
consideration H.R. 2 and S. 387, which would provide the needed 
funds for the rebuilding and repair of our U.S. highways. This 
would amount to some $60 billion for highways and mass transit 
projects. UBC legislative advocates and our representatives in 
various states are reminded to keep track of pending state 
appropriations and see to it that union contractors get a fair 
chance to bid on the work. Your diligence on this is urgent. 

Yes, I want to help! 

Here is my contribution to the Catpenters Legislative 

Innprovement Committee. I know my participation 


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Mike Fishman, director of the UBC indus- 
trial department, opens the discussions in 
Portland. He outlined elements of the cur- 
rent campaign. 

Jim Bledsoe, executive secretary of the 
Western Council, leads discussions in Red- 
ding. To his left is Bert Carr. recording 
secretary of Local 2927, Martell, Calif. 

In the sessions at Redding, Denny Scott of 
the international staff explains how job 
stewards and volunteers conduct one-on- 
one job canvassing. 

'Just Wait Until '88' Is Forest Products Theme 

Area workshops to provide local mformation prior to negotiations. 

"Just Wait Till '88" is the theme for a 
far-ranging program to prepare for 1988 na- 
tional coordinated negotiations in the forest 
products industry. 

A full year before contract negotiations 
open, the Western Industrial Council has 
started a series of area workshops to provide 
information on industry conditions and trends, 
to build membership solidarity, and to create 
an improved communication system among 
local unions. 

In the opening meeting January 21 in 
Portland, Ore., James Bledsoe, executive 
secretary of the Western Industrial Council, 
said, "This program puts the companies on 
notice that our membership will do every- 
thing in its power to achieve economic justice 
in the next round of contract bargaining." 

The program has several elements. First, 
a 20-question survey is being distributed to 
every member. It asks opinions on such 

things as national bargaining strategies, is- 
sues that should be stressed in bargaining, 
and how members now get information about 
union activities. Survey forms are being 
handed out by job stewards to some 20,000 
members with results expected sometime in 
March or April. 

The second phase is a series of seminars 
that will be conducted throughout the West- 
ern States to achieve as much membership 
participation as possible. The first was held 
in Portland, Ore., on January 21 and the 
second in Redding, Calif., on January 31. 

Over 200 local union leaders attended the 
two meetings. They heard about the goals 
and operations of the U.S. Forest Products 
Joint Bargaining Board. This board, estab- 
lished in February 1986, was formed by the 
Western and Southern Industrial Councils 
of the UBC and the corresponding regional 

councils of the International Woodworkers 
of America to coordinate national contract 

These area meetings also received reports 
on company profits and on regional trends 
of the forest industry corporations. The 
national operations of several major inte- 
grated firms were examined since these com- 
panies will likely set the contract settlement 
patterns in 1988. 

Lastly, one-on-one job canvassing was 
discussed. This is a face-to-face communi- 
cation system which allows job stewards and 
additional canvass volunteers to contact ev- 
ery member concerning a preselected issue. 
It is a formalized way to make sure every 
member gets information and news and will 
be used primarily to pass along facts about 
bargaining issues and bargaining tactics as 
1988 negotiations approach. jjfjfj 

The seminar in Portland, Ore. 

The seminar in Redding. Calif. 

MARCH 1987 


Ldbor News 

Portland Building Trades 
wins pay raise for 
prefab-home workers 

Portland building trades unions won a 
pay raise for nonunion workers building 
prefabricated homes for the U.S. Navy, 
the Oregon/Washington Labor Press re- 
ports. The Navy claimed the $56 million 
project was exempt from the Davis-Ba- 
con Act, which requires workers to be 
paid prevailing wages, but the Wage 
Appeals Board agreed with the unions 
that the project is covered by the law. 
Marc Furman, UBC general represent- 
ative, estimated that retroactive pay will 
total some $4.5 million if the ruling stands 
after the Navy's appeal. When building 
trades unions picketed the project last 
year, they said that many of the workers 
hired for the project were in minimum- 
wage, federal work-release and job-train- 
ing programs. 

New music cassette 
by labor's troubadour 
Joe Glazer available 

Labor's troubadour, Joe Glazer, has 
completed a new album and cassette. Old 
Folks Ain't The Same. It includes classics 
like "Too Old To Work" and "My Get 
Up and Go," and new ones like the title 
song, which blasts stereotypes about sen- 
ior citizens. Another song which tells 
bitter truths with humor is "Never Get 
Sick in America," sung by Steve Jones 
and Ann Schurman. The album and cas- 
sette are available from Collector Rec- 
ords, 1604 Arbor View Road, Silver 
Spring, MD 20902 for $7.50. 

AFL-CIO information director 
takes post with 
Radio Free Europe 

AFL-CIO Information Director Mur- 
ray Seeger has resigned to become di- 
rector of corporate affairs for Radio Free 
Europe/Radio Liberty Inc., the federa- 
tion has announced. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland cited 
Seeger's contributions to the federation's 
communications program and the Labor 
Institute of Public Affairs, the video pro- 
gram which Seeger helped estabhsh. 

Prior to joining the federation staff in 
January 1982. Seeger was a long-time 
newspaper foreign correspondent. 

In his new position, Seeger will direct 
press, governmental, and private orga- 
nization contacts for RFE/RL, which 
operates radio stations that broadcast 
news and information to Eastern Europe 
and the Soviet Union. 

Solidarnosc first 
communist-country union 
accepted by ICFTU 

Solidarnosc, the independent Polish 
trade union, is the newest member of the 
International Confederation of Free Trade 
Unions. The ICFTU executive commit- 
tee voted to accept the Polish union after 
Lech Walesa and other Solidarnosc lead- 
ers sent a letter requesting the affiliation. 
The British Trades Union Congress pro- 
posed the affiliation, which was sup- 
ported by all national trade union leaders 
on the committee. Solidarnosc is the first 
union from a communist country ac- 
cepted as a member of the ICFTU. 

AFL-CIO Union-Industries 
Show in Atlantic City 
June 19-24 

The 1987 AFL-CIO Union-Industries 
Show will be held June 19-24 in the 
Atlantic City, N.J., Convention Center. 
This annual exposition of American-made 
products and services is produced and 
managed by the Union Label and Service 
Trades Department, AFL-CIO. 

The show was started in Cincinnati in 
1938, was discontinued during the years 
of World War II, and has been held 
annually since 1948. The 1987 show will 
be the 42nd. 

Over 300 colorful, exciting exhibits of 
AFL-CIO unions, corporations, govern- 
ment agencies, and community service 
organizations will demonstrate the skills 
of America's union workers and the prod- 
ucts they make. Many action exhibits are 
planned to interest show visitors. Over 
$100,000 worth of product sarpples are 
given away and free raffles for valuable 
prizes are a continuous feature of many 

Admission is free. Doors open at 1 
p.m. each day and close at 10 p.m. The 
public is invited, but children must be 
accompanied by an adult. 

Minnesota coalition 
hails plan to close 
loopholes, lower taxes 

Minnesota Citizens for Tax Justice 
hailed Governor Rudy Perpich's proposal 
to conform the state's income tax to 
federal tax reform as a "giant step toward 
making Minnesota's taxes both simpler 
and fairer." The coalition of labor, reli- 
gious, farmer, and civic groups said the 
plan would close loopholes for the wealthy, 
lower taxes for middle and low income 
taxpayers, and remove very low income 
families from the income tax rolls. The 
coalition expressed misgivings, however, 
about the governor's proposed levels of 
individual income tax rates because of 
the state's deficit. 

TV tube anti-dumping 
petition filed by 
five union groups 

Five labor organizations have peti- 
tioned the Commerce Department to halt 
alleged illegal dumping of color television 
picture tubes from South Korea, Japan, 
Singapore, and Canada. 

The joint petition was filed by the 
Electronic Workers (lUE), the Electrical 
Workers (IBEW), the Machinists, the 
Steelworkers, and the AFL-CIO Indus- 
trial Union Department. The petition seeks 
a tariff surcharge on the picture tubes to 
offset their sale in the U.S. market at 
prices under the selling prices in their 
country of origin. Dumping is a tactic 
used to capture greater market share or 
destroy domestic competition. 

The petition is the latest move in a 
more than 10-year effort by unions "at- 
tempting to stem the tide of unfairly- 
priced imports of color televisions, and 
more recently their component parts. As 
a result of these imports, thousands of 
jobs have been lost and numerous fac- 
tories have been closed," lUD Secretary- 
Treasurer Elmer Chatak said at a news 

Construction firm presidents' 
average compensation 
for 1987 at $243,502 

Average total compensation for pres- 
idents of construction firms reporting 
over $100 million in revenues was $243,502 
led only by the board chairman which 
reported an average total compensation 
of $261,674. 

The 1987 edition of the PAS-FMI Ex- 
ecutive Compensation Survey For Con- 
tractors details the salaries, bonuses, 
benefits, and perquisites currently being 
paid to executives in construction firms, 
from president through general superin- 
tendent and controller. 

In all responding firms paying execu- 
tives both salaries and bonuses, the av- 
erage total compensation for presidents 
is $143,972. The most popular perk re- 
mains the company car with 91% of the 
firms providing the benefit. Professional 
dues (78%) and club memberships (67%) 
followed as the next popular perks. 

Once again, construction management 
firms provided the highest total compen- 
sation for presidents averaging $230,342 
with electrical, mechanical, other spe- 
cialty, and general contractors clustered 
between $110,765 and $141,097. Heavy/ 
highway contractors reported the highest 
average base salary at $105,945 with 
building contractors at the low end with 

The 1987 Executive Compensation 
Survey for Contractors is an annual pub- 
lication of Personnel Administration 
Services Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., in 
cooperation with The Fails Management 
Institute of Raleigh, N.C. The third an- 
nual survey covers compensation on 2,453 
construction executives in over 3 1 5 firms. 



locni union nGUi! 

Detroit Council 
Cited by Contractor 

Sending a congratulatory message to the 
Detroit Carpenters District Council for a job 
well done was important for Detroit, Mich., 
contractor Walbridge Aldinger to make a 
point: give credit where credit is due. The 
job was Rouge Steel's continuous casting 
facility where 6,190 anchor bolts were set 
accurately in place. 

Walbridge Aldinger attributed this accom- 
plishment to the teamwork between field 
engineers and the affected carpenters. "The 
project carried with it a certain pride and 
sense of commitment by all involved par- 
ties," the message said. 

It is only right that the council, the ap- 
prenticeship program that developed the 
workers, and the locals share the pride that 
the company was taking for this accomplish- 
ment, the letter continued. 

"Moreover," said project director Mi- 
chael R. Haller, "it is this type of quality 
workmanship, efficiently performed, that 
reinforces the position of unionized con- 
struction in the marketplace, from which 
both labor and management will benefit." 

13 in Toledo Get 
Lathing Upgrading 

Thirteen Local 248, Toledo, Ohio, jour- 
neymen recently attended a journeymen up- 
grading class in lathing. The class, funded 
by a grant received from the Job Training 
Partnership Act through the Ohio State 
Building Trades Training Foundation in con- 
junction with the Maumee Valley Carpenters 
District Council Joint Apprenticeship Com- 
mittee, consisted of a 13-week program of 
two classes a week for four hours each. 

Frontlash Joins 
Local 1005 Picket 

Carpenters Local 1005, Merrillville, Ind., 
was recently joined by volunteers from In- 
diana Frontlash, the youth support group of 
the AFL-CIO, in protesting the nonunion 
construction of a new Veterans Administra- 
tion clinic at Crown Point, Ind. Local 1005 
Business Agent Joe Manley joined North- 
west Building and Construction Trades 
Council President Vince Panepinto in calling 
for a demonstration against the nonunion 
firm of Hamstra Builders. An informational 
picket line was then established at the ground- 
breaking ceremony for the new facility. In- 
diana Frontlash Director Todd Wilkinson 
and other Frontlash volunteers participated 
in the protest. 

Volunteers manned picket lines at the VA 
clinic ground-breaking ceremony. 

Hardship Fund 

Throughout his years in the UBC, Brother 
Lincoln Ross of Local 1338, Charlottetown, 
P.E.I., promoted the idea of establishing a 
fund to assist members in times of hardship 
and sickness. Last May the members of his 
local set up just such a contingency fund 
toassist members in 
maintaining their 

membership in times 
of difficulty and to of- 
fer scholarships to 
union members and 
their dependents. 

After the death of 
Brother Ross last Oc- 
tober, his fellow Local 
1338 brothers and sis- 
ters voted to name the 
fund the Lincoln Ross 
Memorial Fund. It is funded completely by 
a three-cents-per-hour dues check-off from 
the working members of the local. 


Lucky Strike 

Last fall a Local 400 member had a "lucky 
strike" while chopping firewood and sent in 
to us a photograph of his lucky log. Mike 
Bartnik, an Omaha, Neb., journeyman, was 
cutting up a recently purchased load of 
firewood in his driveway when he heard 
metal hitting metal. Bartnik looked into the 
log and saw a throwing horseshoe. After 
quartering the stump and trimming away a 
bit more, half the shoe was revealed. Bartnik 
hopes the shoe will continue to bring him 
luck. "After all," he says, "I didn't hit it 
with my saws." 

Participants in the Local 248 journeymen upgrading classes, pictured above, front row, 
from left, are Mike Grimes, Mike Null, Bob Holliday, Pete Dailey, and Don Neal. 
Middle row, from left, are Stan Bucksey, Tom Holliday, Ron Slubleski, and Ed Danford. 
Back row, from left, are Don Neely, Dan Lajti, Mark Kennedy, and Wayne Chaney. 

Mike Bartnik displays his lucky log. 

MARCH 1987 


Union-Suited Rat' Piclcets 

Connecticut Stewards Train 

The organizing staff of the Florida State Council of Carpenters 
had this full-body suit made by a local International Association 
of Theater and Stage Employees member for use at various 
picket and rally locations around the state. The above photo 
was taken at the 1 10 Tower in Fort Lauderdale, a 30-story, $70- 
million-dollar project at which the council has conducted a 12- 
month campaign. The contractor on the project is Stratton. 

Members of Local 43, Hartford, Conn., recently participated 
in a steward training workshop conducted by Robert Loubier, 
local business representative, and Steven Flynn, general repre- 

Pictured top, from left, are Bob Corriveau, Ray Haley, Dave 
Gosslin. Rich Aldrich, Tom Gorman, John Coyne, Earl Leavitt, 
and Instructor Loubier. 

Pictured bottom, from left, are Jim Feron, Marc Haley, Dan 
Bouchard, Dan McDonald, Billy Gendron, Gary James, Joe 
Negri, and Instructor Flynn. 

Local 345 Tribute 

Pennsylvania Local Hammers It Home 

Evelyn Cornelius, right, an employee of 
Local 345, Memphis, Tenn., for over 40 
years, receives a plaque from T. A. Jack- 
son, Local 345 financial secretary, in ap- 
preciation of her many years with the lo- 

Youngsters Receive 
Needed Addition 

A much-needed addition for youngsters 
attending Camp Happy Valley in West Vir- 
ginia became a reality last summer, thanks 
to the generous volunteer work of members 
of Local 128, St. Albans, W. Va. 

Under the direction of Local Business 
Manager Johnny Harris, a team of five car- 
penters built the walls, windows, and roof 
of the 24-by-40-foot structure for the Sal- 
vation Army Camp. The foundation had 
already been finished. 

About 140 man-hours were required to 
complete the project. Volunteer carpenters 
were Thomas Harmon, Calvin Holstein, 
Cluther Ray, Keith Karnes, and Dewey 

After 94 years of ex- 
istence. Local 333, 
New Kensington, 
Pa., purchased a 
building in Novem- 
ber 1985 to serve as 
their union head- 
quarters. To make 
the building uniquely 
theirs, the door han- 
dles of the front 
doors were personal- 
ized — by a pair of 
ripping hammers. 
The hammers, pic- 
tured at right, were 
donated by Vaughan 
& Bushnell Manufac- 
turing Co. 



75th Anniversary Celebration For Local 1050 

Carpenters Local 1050, Philadelphia, Pa., 
commemorated its 75th anniversary re- 
cently at a gala, black-tie banquet. Many 
state and local officials were guests, and 
service pins were presented to senior 
members. State Senator Joe Rocks made a 
special presentation, and a plaque was 
presented by Philadelphia District Council 
President Ed Coryell, center above. Re- 
ceiving the plaque were Local 1050 Busi- 
ness Agent Joe Ippolito, left, and Presi- 
dent Joe DeBellis, right. 



San Francisco Bay Shipwrights 
Aid Presidential Yacht Project 

Shipwrights and Boatbuilders Local 
1149, Oakland, Calif., is assisting Mayor 
Lionel Wilson of Oakland and his board 
of governors in an effort to restore the 
U.S.S. Potomac, which was once 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Floating White 

Local labor unions and public offi- 
cials plan to turn the historic vessel into 
a floating classroom so that school chil- 
dren may learn more about the work of 
the U.S. Presidency. 

The Potomac was originally the Coast 
Guard Cutter Electro, but in 1935 it was 
recommissioned as the Presidential 
Yacht U.S.S. Potomac. Until recently 
it was moored in Clipper Cove at Trea- 
sure Island Naval Station, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. Plans are to create an FDR 
Pier and a visitors center at Jack Lon- 
don Square in Oakland where the Po- 
tomac will be permanently moored. 

The executive board of Local 1149 
has created a non-profit fund raising 
committee known as the San Francisco 
Shipwrights Association for the pur- 
pose of assisting such historical mari- 
time projects in the San Francisco Bay 
area. The committee bears the name of 
the original shipwrights organization 
founded in 1857, thus representing the 
oldest continuously operated labor or- 
ganization west of the Rocky Moun- 

A special pin has been created for 
presentation to persons who donate $5 
or more to the FDR Potomac Fund. 

Among the labor participants in the 
project are retired UBC leader Clarence 
Briggs, who has also served as secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Pacific Coast Metal 
Trades District Council, and Rick An- 
derson, financial secretary of Local 1 149. 

The contract has been let for the $1.5 
million first phase of the project. The 
steel work began at the mooring site 
last month. 

The commemorative pin used in the 
fund-raising effort was designed by An- 
derson. Readers of Carpenter may ob- 
tain a pin and support the project by 
sending a check or money order for $5 
or more to "USS Potomac" Fund, San 
Francisco Shipwrights Association, 
Local 1149, 117 Broadway, Oakland, 
CA 94607. 

The U.S. S. Potomac pin. 

A Presidential welcome for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England during a 
visit to Washington, D.C. The royal couple boarded the U.S.S. Potomac at Washington 
Navy Yard in 1939. 

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Safety and Health 

OSHA Recognizes Risks Posed by Glycol Ethers 

The Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration has made a preliminary 
determination that exposure to four 
widely used glycol ethers may cause 
serious reproductive, developmental, 
and hematological health problems for 

OSHA's formal recognition of the 
hazard was in response to the Environ- 
mental Protection Agency's referral in 
May 1986 under the Toxic Substances 
Control Act after EPA found that most 
exposure to the four glycol ethers oc- 
curs in the workplace. Under TSCA, 
EPA may refer chemicals to other agen- 
cies for regulatory action. 

EPA found that glycol ethers, at cur- 
rent permissible exposure rates, caused 
damage to the testicles, nervous and 
immune systems, and bone marrow; 
reduced fertility; and caused maternal 
toxicity and fetal abnormalities in lab- 
oratory animals. Epidemiological and 
clinical studies have demonstrated that 
glycol ethers can cause reductions in 
sperm count, gynecological and blood 
disorders, and neurotoxicity in humans. 

Ethylene glycol ethers are the main 
ingredient in the trade name solvents 
Cellosolve, Poly-solve, Dowanol, and 

OSHA's current permissible expo- 
sure levels to 2-Methoxyethanol, 2- 
Ethoxyethanol, and their acetates range 
from 25 to 200 parts per million parts 
of air averaged over an eight-hour work- 

An estimated 200,000 to 350,000 
workers are exposed to potentially un- 
safe levels of glycol ethers, according 

Toxic Chemical 
Hearings to Begin 

The Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration will begin hearings on 
March 24 on its proposed standard to 
reduce exposure to toxic chemicals 
for one million laboratory workers. 
The hearings were requested by the 
Steelworkers and Standard Oil Co. 

to the EPA. Some 90% of those at risk 
are wood and metal workers, painters, 
printers, furniture finishers, and auto 
body workers who are exposed to the 
chemicals in paints, inks, lacquers, var- 
nishes, stains, and cleaning solvents. 

Glycol ethers, which are made from 
ethylene oxide, also are used as fuel 
additives and in adhesives, photo- 
graphic chemicals, electronics, plastics, 
and rubber. 

OSHA said that revised standards for 
the glycol ethers to reduce worker ex- 
posure "appear economically and tech- 
nologically feasible, that occupational 
exposure to these substances may rep- 
resent a significant risk, and that more 
stringent OSHA standards could reduce 
that risk." 

However, the agency has not pro- 
posed a timetable for the rulemaking 
process to revise the exposure stand- 
ards for glycol ethers. According to an 
OSHA spokeswoman, the agency has 
"a lot of things that are risks and we 
have to set priorities, not implying that 
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38 Industrial Shops Combine Efforts to Train Apprentices 

The opening last September of the Car- 
penters Specialty and Shopmen Apprentice 
Training Program, Local 821, Union, N.J., 
was the result of over two years of concen- 
trated effort. Jointly administered by the 
union and the employers, the school covers 
38 industrial shops. It is the first cabinet- 
making school in northern New Jersey and 
an example for other areas around the coun- 
try. Operating for only five months, the 
school will be locating in its own building 
as soon as a suitable site is found. 

The first class of 32 students of Local 821 's Catpenteis . 
tice Training Program on opening day. 

and Shopmen Appren- 

Pittsburgh Millmen Grads 

Graduates of the Millmen's Local 1160 JAC, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
for 1986 were recently honored at an annual recognition cere- 
mony at the William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pa. Seated, from 
left, are committee members Donald Cupp, Donald Hack, 
Thomas Pinney, Kenneth Unger, and Gregoiy Siak. Standing, 
from left, are apprentice graduates William Parker, Timothy 
Sullivan, Howard Dick, Earl Brauedigam, and Raymond 

Local 532 Training Commended 

The New York State Department of Labor has awarded Local 
532, Elmira, N.Y., a certificate of comtnendation for sponsoring 
a quality apprentice training program that assures a continued 
source of skilled workers. Edward F. Baker, Local 532 business 
representative, center, accepts the certificate from Lois Gray, 
New York State apprenticeship chairperson, left, and Lillian 
Roberts, New York State commissioner of labor, right. 

On hand for the northern New Jersey apprentice school opening 
were, from left, Robert Ash, instructor; Albert C. Morante, 
employer and apprentice fund trustee; John Mielach, employer 
and apprentice fund trustee; John Anello, UBC representative 
assigned to help organize the school; Fred Jimenez, Local 821 
business manager; and Vince Albrecht, Local 821 financial sec- 
retary and organizer. 

Laser Operation Learned 

Over 70 apprentices and journcytnen attended a one-night class 
on laser operation conducted by Local 12, Syracuse, N.Y., at 
the training center. Pictured above are Jeff Smith ofJ.C. Smith, 
a local contracting supplier, and Robert Ross, regional manager 
from Spectra Physics, presenting the course. Operator certifi- 
cates were issued to all who attended. 

Lima Graduates Six 

Local 372, Lima, Ohio, recently welcomed six apprentice gradu- 
ates to journeyman status. Pictured above, from left, they are 
Bryan Fair, Gregory Griffith, Max Miller, Dean Rosengarten, 
and Joseph Schroeder. 

MARCH 1987 


Florida Graduates Honored at Gulf Coast Building Trades Banquet 

Three graduating apprentices received their journeyman mill- 
wright certificates al the Gulf Coast Building Trades apprentice- 
ship banquet and awards ceremony last year: Bobby T. Bayne, 
Stanley E. Czerniak Jr.. and Joseph G. Porterfield. Pictured at 
the awards banquet, from left, are Czerniak, winner of the 
Florida Millwright Apprentice Contest. Local 1000, Tampa, 
Fla.: Fal Johnson, chairman of negotiations, Florida Union 
Contractors and Sub-Contractors Association; Elmer W. Tracy, 
financial secretary, business manager, and apprentice coordina- 
tor. Local 1000: Gerald Smith, Florida State Council of Carpen- 
ters organizing staff and past apprentice coordinator for Local 
WOO: Porterfield; and Bayne. 

Local WOO top apprentice Stan Czerniak, third from left, at the 
Carpentry and Millwright Contest held in West Palm Beach, 
Fla., with, from left, Robert W. Young, Local WOO president; 
Business Manager Tracy; Local 2411, Jacksonville, Fla., Top 
Apprentice Chris Doyle; and Local 2411 Business Manager 
Lariy Manges. 

First from Cal Trans Pre-Apprenticeship 

David B. Sutton of Local 1437, Compton, 
Calif., is the first UBC member to achieve 
journeyman status via the California De- 
partment of Transportation's pre-appren- 
ticeship program, which is operated in con- 
junction with the Southern California Joint 
Apprenticeship and Training Committee. 

Cal Trans, as the state department of 
transportation is familiarly known, operates 
the pre-apprenticeship program with federal 
funds supplied under the Jobs Training Part- 
nership Act. Pre-apprentices referred to the 
program are learning their trade by rehabil- 
itating houses along the 1-105 Century Free- 
way. They complete their craft training un- 
der the Los Angeles PETS program. 

Frank Rabelais, who administers the Cal 
Trans program, reports that two young women 
who got started in Cal Trans pre-appren- 
ticeship are expected to receive journeyman 

certificates soon, needing only additional 
work hours to qualify. 

David Sutton, left, receives his certificate 
of completion from Don Watson, Cal 
Trans district director. 

Graduation for Northwest Illinois 

The Northwest Illinois District Council of Carpenters and JATC recently held a comple- 
tion banquet for apprentices who have completed their apprenticeships during the past 
year. Seated, from left, are Becky Snider, Brenda Boynton, and Deborah Seebruck, all 
members of Local 792, Rockford, III. Standing, from left, are Bill Buckler, North Illinois 
District Council of Carpenters president and JATC member; Dick Smith, Local 195, 
Peru, III.; Allen Musch, Local 792; Jerry Artz, Local 792; Trinidad Rangel, Local 792; 
David Zaugg, Local 792; Leroy Anderson, apprentice coordinator; and Edward Nadol- 
ski, Local 195. 

Apprentice Transfers 
Follow GEB Policy 

It is a tradition, particularly in construc- 
tion work, that United Brotherhood mem- 
bers "follow the work." Provision for a 
transfer of membership from one local union 
to another for journeymen is provided in the 
UBC Constitution and Laws. 

To serve the needs of the construction 
industry and of apprentice members, a policy 
statement for the processing of transfers of 
members who are apprentices was formu- 
lated by the UBC General Executive Board 
on Jan. 24, 1966, which provides the me- 
chanics for transfer of apprentices from one 
local or geographical area to another. 

When an apprentice has been accepted 
into a local union by the transfer process 
outlined by the GEB policy statement, the 
local program sponsor accepts the appren- 
tice for training at the level of apprenticeship 
achieved in the previous program. 

The program sponsor's obhgation is to 
facilitate the apprentice's adjustment as much 
as possible so that the apprentice does not 
lose credits, tasks, or standing. 

When an apprentice transfers from one 
PETS program to another, the receiving 
program should accept all accomplished tasks 
as recorded by the program from which the 
apprentice comes, whether or not their grid 
and requirements exactly match the require- 
ments of the prior program. 

When an apprentice transfers from a non- 
PETS program to a PETS program, the 
receiving program accepts that apprentice 
at the period of indenture according to the 
contract, and credits that apprentice with 
past training records as to blueprint reading, 
optic and transit, welding, etc., and gives 
appropriate credit for that task. The receiv- 
ing program then determines with the ap- 
prentice the work areas in which the ap- 
prentice has had no project experience and 
determines the tasks to be accomplished that 
will best service the apprentice. 

The most important aspect of apprentice 
transfers is to make certain that the transfer 
of training does not penahze the apprentice, 
and that the transfer builds on the strengths 
of the prior experience. 



HAIR LOSS: Fact and Fiction 


Director, Western Institute for 
Occupational/Environmental Sciences 

The first sign of baldness is a moment of 
excruciating distress for many men. 

"I'm losing it," they moan silently to the 
reflection in the bathroom mirror. And they 
don't mean just their hair. 

With so much psychological and social 
significance attached to hair, it's no wonder 
that the 30 million American men who suffer 
from hair loss are eager for information to 
help untangle the facts from the fiction sur- 
rounding their condition. 

First, some factual statistics: By age 35, 
about 40% of all men will show some degree 
of hair loss, according to the American 
Medical Association. That percentage in- 
creases to 65% among men 65 and over, and 
the odds are seven to three that a man will 
experience hair loss in his lifetime. 

Whether you beat those odds depends to 
some extent on heredity. However, don't 
blame your genetic predisposition to bald- 
ness entirely on your mother's side — a pop- 
ular, but false, belief. The father's side plays 
an equal role. 

In addition, researchers have noted a greater 
incidence of hair loss among certain racial 
and ethnic groups. According to the Harvard 
Medical School Health Letter, "The ten- 
dency varies from one race to another. 
Caucasians are most susceptible, Asians 
least so. The exact way in which baldness 
is inherited has not been worked out." 

The most common reason for hair loss is 
male pattern baldness (MPB), which doctors 

call alopecia androgenetica. MPB accounts 
probably for as much as 95% of all hair loss 
among men, according to Jerome L. Shu- 
pack, M.D., of the New York University 
Medical Center. 

Several prescription drugs have been un- 
der study recently to treat male pattern 
baldness, but no medication has yet been 
cleared by the government for use in this 
country. As for now, MPB must be consid- 
ered irreversible. 

Fortunately, not all types of baldness are 
permanent. Crash dieters who inadvertently 
deprive their bodies of essential protein and 
iron frequently experience hair loss, but 
returning to a balanced diet can reverse the 
effect within months. 

Reversible hair loss can also be caused 
by chemotherapy, thyroid disease, and high 
fever; by pulling the hair too tightly into 
styles such as pigtails and cornrows; and by 
wearing hats or other headpieces that fit too 

Contrary to one myth, however, frequent 
shampooing does not cause hair loss. Here's 
how that fiction probably got started: It's 
normal to lose as many as 100 strands of 
hair daily. This normal loss — which is going 
on all the time (and being replaced to some 
extent) — is simply more concentrated and 
noticeable in the sink or tub after shampoo- 

ing or showering. It should cause no concern. 

However, other hair care habits, such as 
vigorous brushing or blow-drying, can cause 
hair to fall out or break. As Dr. Shupack 
notes: "People sometimes literally attack 
their hair, causing a condition called 'traction 
alopecia' which can cause hair to be pulled 
out or broken off." 

As for blow-drying, the physical trauma 
of brushing the hair associated with this 
practice, combined with the additional effect 
of heat can damage the protein fiber of the 
hair, increasing the likelihood of breakage. 

Although headpieces — hats, sweatbands, 
toupees, wigs, etc. — that are too tight can 
cause problems, the belief that simply wear- 
ing a hat or hairpiece contributes to hair loss 
is unfounded, according to the experts. Hair 
doesn't have to breathe. And if a hat or 
other headpiece was so tight it was cutting 
off the blood circulation to the point that 
your hair would fall out — you'd take off the 
offending object. 

Finally, if you're still clinging to the hope 
that science can cure baldness, drop in on 
a dermatologists' convention and count the 
shiny domes! 

Spanish Language 
Items for Consumers 

The Consumer Information Center has 
issued the 1987 list of 75 Spanish language 
publications prepared by the federal govern- 
ment on consumer topics like child care, 
federal benefits, health, credit, cars, and 

The "Lista de Publicaciones Federales en 
Espaiiol para el Consumidor" is free, as are 
the publications on the list. Copies are avail- 
able from Department 579R, Consumer In- 
formation Center, Pueblo, CO 81009. 

Before you buy a product ... FTC Working to Stop Telepiione Fraud 

the label 
!Ck the package 

anything seems wrong, tell 
the store manager. 
5^When you open it, CHECK IT OUT 
again. If It looks or smells wrong, 
it back. 


- A mossage Irom this mogatine and the Food ond Drug AdminlsUotion 

Federal and state law enforcement officials 
have announced a joint crackdown on tele- 
marketing fraud, which, they claim, bilks 
consumers of an estimated $1 billion a year. 

"Telemarketing fraud, or the deceptive 
peddhng of goods and services over the 
telephone, has become a major law enforce- 
ment problem," said Federal Trade Com- 
mission Chairman Daniel Oliver. "It is a 
problem that threatens a broad cross section 
of Americans, from widows who are duped 
into buying phony investments to small busi- 
ness owners who are conned into buying 
shoddy office supplies." 

Telemarketing is particularly prevalent in 
investment scams forgemstones, oil and gas 
leases, rare coins, and cellular telephone 
systems, an FTC staff member said. 

Joining the FTC in the crackdown is the 
National Association of Attorneys General. 
It is the first effort involving the two groups. 
NAG and the FTC have agreed to set up a 
clearinghouse so they can track companies 
that move across state lines and change the 
name of their telemarketing business. 

"We want to frustrate the people who 
perpetrate this fraud, and we want to give 
them a dose of deterrence," said Iowa At- 
torney General Tom Miller. "The best way 
to do this is through consumer education." 

"Anytime a consumer is being pushed to 
make a decision [by a telephone marketer], 
that's a danger signal," Mr. Miller said. "If 
it sounds too good to be true, it is too good 
to be true." 

MARCH 1987 


Waller OUveira. seaetary of the Ontario Industrial Council, second from right, describes the mill-cabinet situation in eastern Canada 
during a session of the Mill-Cabinet Conference Board. Other participants include, from left, Glen Jackson, business representative, St. 
Louis, Mo., District Council: David Langston, business representative. Local 1635, Kansas City, Mo.; Mario Venneri, business 
representative, Local 359, Philadelphia. Pa.: Frank Gurule, business manager. Local 721, Los Angeles, Calif; Irving Zeldman, New 
York City District Council; First General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen; Mike Fishman, UBC industrial department; Ibrahin Leon, 
business representative. South Florida District Council; Ron Aasen, Pacific Northwest Industrial Workers Council; Pete Budge, 
business representative. Local 1865, Minneapolis, Minn.; OUveira; and Walter Malakoff, UBC industrial department. 

Mill-Cabinet Conference Board Holds First Meeting 

The first meeting of the recently appointed 
Mill-Cabinet Conference Board took place 
at the General Office in early February. The 
board grows out of recommendations made 
by the Industrial Committee to the 35th 
General Convention and meetings of mill- 
cabinet representatives at the Industrial 
Conferences in French Lick, Ind., and To- 
ronto, Ont., in 1986. 

General President Campbell has charged 
the board with making recommendations to 
him on programs and strategies needed to 
deal with problems facing Brotherhood mill- 

cabinet locals. 

The board spent much of its first meeting 
looking at the UBC's membership in the 
industry and collective bargaining develop- 
ments that are affecting these members. A 
comprehensive industry survey had been 
mailed earlier to mill-cabinet representa- 
tives, and the results of that survey were 
used as the basis for the Conference Board's 
discussion. In addition. First General Vice 
President Sigurd Lucassen led a session on 
issues relating to the union label. 

The board noted that architectural wood- 

work and store fixture shops are increasingly 
competing in large regional and national 
markets. Because of this, the board saw the 
need to develop industry-wide programs to 
deal with the common problems that are 
now facing mill-cabinet local unions in dif- 
ferent areas. 

The UBC Industrial Department is pro- 
viding research and other support for the 
board, and all inquiries from business rep- 
resentatives concerning the board's activi- 
ties should be addressed to that department 
at the International address. lJi)B 

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution & Laws 

... as submitted by Local Union 452, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in accord- 
ance with Section 63- A is hereby published in the March 1987 issue of 
the Carpenter. 

The first proposed amendment: 

To amend Section 45-D of the Consti- 
tution and Laws to read as follows: 

"Each Local Union shall pay to the General 
Secretary fifteen dollars {$15.00) on each 
new member admitted and covered by Ben- 
efit Schedule 1, except first-year appren- 
tices, and, except as provided in Section 54, 
five dollars and seventy cents ($5.70) per 
month for each member covered by Benefit 
Schedule 1 in good standing or person work- 
ing in construction for whom an agency 
shop or similar fee is received, of which 
three dollars and seventy cents ($3.70), 
together with all monies received from new 
members covered by Benefit Schedule 1, 
shall be used for the general management 
of the United Brotherhood, and two dollars 

($2.00) shall be used for payment of death 
and disability donations." 

The second proposed amendment: 

To amend Section 45-E of the Consti- 
tution and Laws to read as follows: 
"Each Local Union shall pay to the General 
Secretary ten dollars ($10.00) on each new 
member admitted and covered by Benefit 
Schedule 2, and three dollars and eighty- 
five cents ($3.85) per month for each mem- 
ber covered by Benefit Schedule 2 in good 
standing, or person not working in construc- 
tion for whom an agency shop or similar 
fee is received, of which three dollars and 
sixty cents ($3.60) shall be used for the 
general management of the United Broth- 
erhood and twenty-five cents ($.25) shall be 
used for the payment of death donations 

prescribed by the Constitution and Laws." 
The third proposed amendment: 

To delete Section 45-F of the Constitu- 
tion and Laws. 

The fourth proposed amendment: 

To amend Section 63-E of the Consti- 
tution and Laws to read as follows: 
"Ail amendments to the Constitution and 
Laws submitted by Local Unions, District, 
State or Provincial Councils and General 
Executive Board for the consideration of the 
Convention shall be filed with the General 
Secretary not later than sixty days preceding 
the holding of the Convention, and the said 
amendments shall be published in The Car- 
penter in the issue immediately following the 
expiration of the filing deadline by the Gen- 
eral Secretary. No further amendments shall 
be considered by the Constitution Commit- 
tee, other than those submitted in accord- 
ance with the above or submitted to the 
Constitution Committee by the General Ex- 
ecutive Board; however, amendments may 
be offered from the floor to any Section 
while it is being reported on by the Consti- 
tution Committee." 




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

Retired Member Seeks 
Battlefield Officers 

Daniel S. Ebeling of Local 372, Lima, 
Ohio, retired from carpentry last year, and 
has maintained his membership in the United 
Brotherhood. Meanwhile, he is a recruiter 
for the National Order of Battlefield Com- 

The NOBC was founded in 1979 and is 
seeking a charter as a veterans organization 
from the U.S. Congress. Its members are 
veterans of the U.S. armed forces who, while 
serving as enlisted men or women, were 
given commissions while in combat because 
of leadership or gallantry. 

Ebehng is a veteran of World War IL who 
received a battlefield commission while serv- 
ing with the 102nd Infantry Division, 9th 
Army, in Europe. For the past seven years 
he has been seeking former service personnel 
who are eligible for membership in NOBC 
and has located 70. The national membership 
is now at 482. Ebeling feels sure that there 
are battlefield-commissioned members in the 

For more information: write Daniel S. 
Ebeling, 4396 Stemen Street, Lima, Ohio 
45807, or telephone (419) 642-3561. 

For information on organizing a 
retiree club in your area, write Gen- 
eral Secretary John S. Rogers, 
UBCJA, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Canadian Club 
Has Full Agenda 

Retirees Club 53, Victoria, B.C., is alive 
and well and still very much applauding the 
decision of January 1986 to apply for a 

The club now has a total of 62 members, 
23 of whom are wives of retired UBC mem- 
bers. Dues are a modest $12 a year for a 
single and $15 for a couple, with no affiliation 

Monthly meetings are held on the third 
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., followed by enter- 
tainment arranged by different individuals 
each month. An example of the entertain- 
ment was a one-day train trip last May to 
Qualicum, B.C., and back. 

Jlowever, there are still a lot of the local's 
retired members who have not yet joined 
the club and who are missing out on the fun. 
They are encouraged to get involved and 
spare one afternoon a month. 

Box and Plaque Maker 

Retired Member Wallace Parker Jr. , Local 
14, San Antonio, Tex., poses with some of 
his creations — domino boxes, musical jew- 
elry boxes, playing card boxes, shadow 
boxes, and name plaques. He has name 
plaques in 18 states, and has made 185 of 
his favorite name plaque, Jesus. 

Local 1043 Honors Recent Retirees 

Charter Member 
Turns 101 

The members of Local 1735 re- 
cently gathered for a birthday party 
in honor of a very special member of 
their local. Brother George Scott, a 
charter member of the local, a former 
president and treasurer, and an 80- 
year member of the United Brother- 
hood, was presented with birthday 
greetings and a specially-made UBC 
service pin on the occasion of his 
101st birthday. 

Scott joined the Brotherhood on 
July 28, 1906, in Duluth, Minn., then 
traveled to San Francisco, Calif., 
where he worked to rebuild the city 
after the earthquake and fire of 1906. 
In 1908 he arrived in Prince Rupert 
with only his tool box and a few 
articles of clothing and by that fall he 
and other area carpenters were hold- 
ing meetings and organizing cam- 
paigns to improve wages and working 
conditions. On August 8, 1909, Local 
1735 was chartered and Brother Scott 
has been a valuable member of the 
local ever since. 

On the occasion of his 101st birth- 
day. Board Member Ronald Dancer 
extended the best wishes of General 
President Campbell to Brother Scott 
along with his own, and several other 
UBC officials were also on hand to 
wish the centenarian well. 

Brother George Scott with, back 
row, from left. Pal Mattel, general 
representative; B. Cox, Northwest 
District Council; and Ronald 
Dancer, Tenth District board mem- 

Millwright Local 1043, Gary, Ind., 1986 retirees were honored recently at an awards 
banquet. Pictured above, from left, are Nick Adams, Jim Pierce, Joe Smith, Tom Taylor, 
John Bailey, Don Forrest, and Garrett Holloway. 

"Get a group 

The IRS Community Outreach 
Program provides groups of 
taxpayers such as retired 
people, farmers, self-employed 
people and many others with 
free tax help and information. 
Call the IRS number listed in 
your phone book. 

—A Public ServlcE of the IRS 

MARCH 1987 




A man was stopped by police for 
speeding. The officer noticed a re- 
striction on his license requiring 

"It says here you should be wear- 
ing glasses," said the officer. 

"But I have contacts," explained 
the man. 

"I don't care who you know, you're 
still gettin' a ticket. 

— Catering Industry Employee 


A motorist was flagged down by 
a policeman and made to pull to 
the side of the road. 

"I suppose you're going to tell 
me you weren't speeding," the po- 
liceman said. 

"I was speeding all right," the 
motorist said. "I was just testing to 
see if you were paying attention." 

— Nancy's Nonsense 



Sergeant: "Stand at the end of the 


Recruit: "There's somebody back 

there already." 


Sam found a dollar too much in 
his pay envelope but remained quiet 
about the error. The next week, 
correcting the overpayment, the 
paymaster deducted one dollar and 
Sam complained mightily. 

"You didn't say anything last week 
when I overpaid you," accused the 

"Well," said Sam, "a guy can 
overlook one mistake, but when it 
happens twice, it's time to com- 



Plastic surgeons never pick up 
hitch hikers. They believe that every 
one should pay for a lift. 


"Yep," said the man proudly, "I'm 
the one guy who can really say he 
started at the bottom and finally 
reached the top." 

"How's that?" 

"I began shining shoes and now 
I'm a barber." 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 


There once was a big guy named 

Slid down a big water slide 
But no water went down 
And so with a frown 
He came down a'burnin' his hide. 

— Gerry Moorman 
Local 1615 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 


A high school graduate applied 
for a job for the summer with a road 
construction company. One of the 
questions the boss asked was, "Can 
you operate a steam shovel?" 

"You can't catch me on that one," 
said the young man. "Nobody can 
shovel steam." 

— Maurice Howes 



The patrolman asked the driver 
how he was involved in an accident. 
"As I backed out of the garage," 
the driver explained, "I hit the ga- 
rage door, ran over our son's bi- 
cycle, tore up the lawn, rolled over 
our cat's tail, smashed the curbing, 
hit our neighbor's house, creased 
a stop sign, and crashed into a 

"Then what happened?" the pa- 
trolman inquired. 

"Then I lost control of the car," 
the driver answered. 

— Nancy's Nonsense 



A mother bought her young son 
a $27.50 costume to wear for trick 
or treating. 

"Should I take off the price tag?" 
asked the boy. 

"Leave it on," replied mom. "We'll 
scare your father too." 

— Maurice Howes 



A nurse in the maternity ward 
asked a young intern why he was 
so enthusiastic about obstetrics. He 
said sheepishly. "Well, when I was 
on medical rotation I discovered 
that I had a tendency of hypochon- 
dria, I suffered from heart attacks, 
asthma, and gout. In surgery, I was 
sure I had ulcers. In the psychiatric 
wards, I thought I was losing my 
mind. Now, in obstetrics, I can re- 

— Maurice Howes 



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Diabetes Fund 
Raising Continues 

It's been over a year since the "Blue- 
print for Cure" appeal began and the 
generosity of UBC members continues 
to bring us closer to a cure for diabetes. 
However, our goal today is no less 
imposing than it was last year; the 
Diabetes Research Institute center will 
cost an estimated $10 million. That is 
in addition to the tremendous amount 
of funds that are needed for ongoing 
research to develop a cure. 

The center, which is to be built at 
the University of Miami, Fla., is a 
symbol of hope for the 12 milhon to 14 
million Americans and their families 
who suffer from diabetes. The "Blue- 
print for Cure" fund-raising plan, de- 
signed by trade union leaders, has proven 
to be an innovative and creative way 
for American labor to make their dream 
a reality. 

As many UBC members already 
know, proceeds from the UBC VISA 
card have been dedicated to the cam- 
paign and other fund-raising efforts have 
been conducted throughout the coun- 
try. Every effort is being made to raise 
the necessary capital for the project — 
and every contribution helps to make 
a difference. 

Local 1305, Fall River, Mass., recently 
presented a $1,000 check for the Blueprint 
coffers to First District General Executive 
Board Member Joseph Lia, left. 

Recent contributions to "Blueprint 
for Cure" have come from: 

10, Chicago, Illinois 

469, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

1026, Miami, Florida 

1338, Charlottetown, PEI 

1889, Downer's Grove, III, 

In Memory of Betty Loro from Ladies 

Auxiliary No. 462. 
J. E. Dunn Construction Co. 
Patrick J. Campbell 
J.V. Chacon 
Barney DeSantis 
Francis Lamph 
John F. Scully 

Check donations to the "Blueprint for Cure" 
campaign sliouid 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. 

Social Security 

Continued from Page 7 

the old table to the new formula for those 
born between 1917 and 1921 who were near- 
ing retirement age. Had this alternate benefit 
calculation not been adopted, benefits for 
those born between 1917 and 1921 could 
have been lower than they are now. 

Those bom between 1917 and 1921 can 
have their benefits calculated by the transi- 
tion formula or the new formula, whichever 
gives them the higher benefit. In many cases, 
the transition formula results in the higher 

It is difficult to generalize about the con- 
sequences of the notch since an individual's 
benefits depend on four major variables: the 
year of birth, age at retirement, level of 
earnings during working life, and the pattern 
of the working life. 

However, the benefit difference between 
the 1916 and 1917 birth years could be as 
little as $3.20 per month for a lifetime low 
wage earner who retires at age 62. The 
greatest differences are for those who work 
beyond age 65 at high wages. Those who 
retire at age 62 with average or low earnings 
are subject to much smaller differences in 
their benefits. 

Many "notch babies," concerned that 
benefits for other Social Security recipients 
are higher than they shoud be, have peti- 
tioned Congress to increase their own benefit 

There is now before the 100th Congress 
House Resolution 1917, which would "re- 
store and protect the benefit levels of work- 
ers reaching age 65 in or after 1982 and their 
widows and widowers" by eliminating the 
"notch." It is sponsored by, at last count, 
123 Congressmen. 

Most knowledgeable senior-citizen orga- 
nizations do not support this proposed leg- 
islation. They feel that "fixing the notch" 
could jeopardize benefits for future retirees 
and their families. Congressman Claude Pep- 
per, a respected advocate for older Ameri- 
cans, has not endorsed any legislative pro- 
posals to "fix the notch." 

In 1983, when the Social Security system 
was faced with bankruptcy, everyone gave 
up something. Retirees in 1983 gave up a 
six-month COLA. The so-called baby boom- 
ers agreed to pay substantially higher payroll 
taxes and receive a lower level of benefits 
upon retirement than current retirees — all in 
an effort to ensure that Social Security would 
be there when they need it. |J{l{j 

Winnipeg Local 
Was Province's First 

In the September 1986 Carpenter 
article on the history of the United 
Brotherhood in Canada there was an 
error in an accompanying chart. Local 
791, Brandon, Manitoba, was listed 
as the first local chartered in the 
province, but Winnipeg Local 343 
which received its charter on Oct. 6, 
1887 was the first. 




. . . 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: 




A senior member of 
Local 1659, Bartles- 
ville, Okla., was se- 
lected as the grand 
marshal for the town 
Veterans Day parade. 
Samuel Lyke St., a 
4 1 -year member of the 
UBC, is a World War 
I veteran whose son 
and grandsons have 
followed his footsteps 
into military service. 

Because of the fam- 
ily's connections to the 
armed forces. Veter- 
ans Day is no empty 
holiday — making 
Lyke's selection as 

parade marshal something special indeed. 
His son says, "Dad is proud to be an 
American and proud to have served his 
country." Although the senior Lyke tried to 
downplay his honor, the family looked for- 
ward to the event with enthusiasm and 

The 90-year-old veteran remembers quite 
a bit about his days at Camp Pike (then 
Camp Robinson) in Little Rock, Ark., during 
the war. Among his unfulfilled ambitions 
during those days was a wish to be overseas 
on the front lines. But because of his skill 
and training in carpentry and plumbing he 
was considered too valuable to be sent 

Wood Badge 

Since one out every four Boy Scouts 
leaders is a union member, the AFL- 
CIO offers a Wood Badge Scholarship 
to assist selected union members in 
acquiring skills that will better equip 
them to serve the youth of their com- 

The scholarship program covers two 
Wood Badge courses; an eight-day 
course for Scout leaders, and an eight- 
day course for Cub Scout leaders. 
There will be two scholarships awarded 
annually in each BSA region. 

For more information, or scholar- 
ship applications, contact: J. Robert 
Miller, Director, Labor Relations, Boy 
Scouts of America, 1325 Walnut Hill 
Lane, Irving, Texas 75038-3096. Tel- 
ephone: 214-659-2000. 


Michael Schlagle was one of eight New 
Jersey students to be named as a 1986 
recipient of the Peter J. McGuire Scholar- 
ship. Schlagle, who is attending Gloucester 
County College, was presented with his 
award at a Labor Day Observance by Local 
393, Gloucester, N.J.. Business Manager 
Thomas C. Ober. 

Pictured at the McGuire Memorial in Ar- 
lington Cemetery, Pennsauken, N. J., from 
left, are Schlagle and George Norcross, 
president, AFL-CIO Central Labor Union, 
Camden, N.J. 


Fritz Fischer, financial secretary of Local 
657, Sheboygan, Wise, and business rep- 
resentative with the Fox River Valley Dis- 
trict Council, has once again won the Wis- 
consin State AFL-CIO Golf Tournament. 
Fischer won the tournament in a rain- 
shortened 27 holes with a total score of 
128, two over par. Fischer last won the 
tournament in 1983. 


Grant Keefer, a retired member of Local 
333, New Kensington, Pa., was recently 
presented with the George Meany Award at 
a retirees club luncheon. Keefer, retired on 
disability for six years after having both legs 
amputated below the knees, has enjoyed an 
active role in Scouting since 1957 and has 
had even more involvement in recent years. 

Beginning with the Westmoreland-Fayette 
Council of Boy Scouts as assistant cub 
master, Keefer has held the following posi- 
tions: committeeman, A.S.M., S.M. com- 
missioner, camp ranger, and camp master. 
He is a Vigil Member in the Order of the 
Arrow and has received the Award of Merit 
and the Silver Beaver. 

A strong sense of tradition exists in his 
family. Of the four Keefer sons, three are 
Eagle Scouts, and two are in the carpentry 

Gregg Ferris, Local 624. Brockton, Mass.. 
recently won the North American Bench- 
press Championship. Ferris has been a 
member in good standing of Local 624 for 
10 years, and his local reports, "We are 
all veiy proud of Gregg for this accom- 
plishment as well as for being a journey- 
man carpenter from our local." 

George Meany Award winner Gram Kic- 
fer. center, is pictured above with Aime 
Girard Jr., left. Local 333 business agent, 
and Retiree Club President John Talbot. 

MARCH 1987 






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. 

Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 2 

Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 3 


Local 393 recently awarded service pins to 
members with longstanding membership in the 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Kenneth Collins, Franklin Dowell, Herbert 
H. Hayes Jr., Reynolds McAdams, and William 
G. Tessing. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Gerald E. Seneski, William A. Marshall Jr., 
John H. Lang Jr., David H. Jones, and Steve 
R. Florig. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 

left: Leonard A. Bertett, Edgar E. Forour, Leon 
A. Hudson Jr., John A. Nordbert, and Anthony 
Vitchell Jr. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Thomas Gber, Russell C. 
Naylor, John F. Sadesky, Mario Polidoro, and 
James J. Hanson. 

Back row, from left; Raymond Dobbins, 
Bjarne Dalene, Libero A. Batalino, Henry 
Delano, Ed Mazak, and Walter A. Reed. 

Picture No. 5 shows 
40-year members, front 
row, from left: John P. 
Kelly, Elmer Mayers, 
George Potter, William 
Wade, Charles L. 
White, John Winslow, 
and John H. Hoover. 

Back row, from left: 
Gustave Anderson, 
Edward Catlett, Hugh 
Curran, Ealing Dahl, 
Leroy Emory, and John Sicardi. 

Picture No. 6 shows 50-year member Harry 
J. Kirsche. 

Picture No. 6 

Also honored, but not pictured were: 60-year 
member Michael Vernamonti; 45-year 
members Raymond Abbott, James H. Curran 
Jr., Thomas Heinbaugh, John Humes, Charles 
R. Hunter Jr., Joseph Lisa, Clyde R. Lumadue, 
Martin V. Schramm, Joseph Scully, and Gunnar 
Stromback; 40-year members Dominic L. 
Albano, William A. Blackburn, Eugene Carrigan, 
George A. Christofferson, Norman Christy, 
Anthony J. Cimino, Charles Cooper, Leslie E. 
Davy, Kenneth Harvey, Wayne Hurd, Lincoln M. 
Mosher, Ernest Powell, Wilbert Randolph Sr., 
Peter Ruggeri, Roy R. Smith, Fiowandi 
Ummarino, Charles Walter Jr., Charles J. 
Wilhelm, and Henry F. Wojcik; 35-year 
members Edward M. Ablett, Gene Angelino, 
Clyde Babb, Robert J. Bair, Sandow Di Gang!, 
Sammuel Flynn, James E. Hannold, John J. 
Humphreys, John Reed, Frank Reed, Roland L. 
Taggart and John D. Tussey; 30-year members 
John Kane, Leon J. Malasky, and Richard 
Saccamanno; 25-year member Joseph H. 
Wright; and 20-year members Robert L. 
Anglino, NIcolo Duda, Alfred F. Garaguso, John 
S. Gorecki, and William Smith. 

Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 4 

Gloucester, N.J. — Picture No. 5 

Rockford, III.— Picture No. 1 


Members of Local 792 recently received 
membership pjns for 25 and 50 years of service 

to the United Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: Roland 
Edwards, 25-year pin recipient; Elmer Jones, 
Local 792 president; Dee Roser, 25-year pin 
recipient; and Leroy 
Anderson, Local 792 
financial secretary. 

Picture No. 2 shows 
50-year member David 
Fagerstrom. V'-^ 

Picture No. 2 


Members of Local 110 with 25, 35, 45, and 
50 years of service recently received pins from 
the local. 

Receiving pins were 50-year members 
Harold Christian; 45-year member Everett Hays; 
35-year members George Wyckoff, N.D. 
McCauley, and Harold Frazee; and 25-year 
members Robb Elder, John Frazier, Fred Lewis, 
Maurice Power, Don Wiedmaier Sr., and Gene 



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Picture No. 3 

Philadelphia, Pa. — Picture No. 4 

Philadelphia, Pa. — Picture No. 5 

Philadelphia, Pa.— Picture No. 6 


Local 1050 recently held a gala celebration to 
honor the local's 75th anniversary. As part of 
the event, pins v/ere awarded to members with 
25 to 62 years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 62-year members, from 
left: Pietro Londra and Salvatore Turco. 

Picture No. 2 sliows, from left: Anthony 
Pino, 48 years; Charles Bonafino, 48 years; 
Philip DiRocco, 45 years; Domenick Fiorentino, 
45 years; and Charles Castagna, 46 years. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40 to 45-year 
members, from left: Alfonzo Barbier, IVIario 
Londra, Guido Boschetti, Frank Falamone Sr., 
Albert Casanova, Walter Broda, Joseph Calio, 
Salvatore Pigliacelli, Larry Casanova, and Frank 
Manucci, 38 years. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Joseph DiDio, John Anello, Raymond 
Armellini, Edward Brigandi, Eurogo Caccamo, 
Mario Casadonte, Vincent Catanzaro, George 
Cherneky, Emanual Ciaschi, Michael Ciotto, 
Leonard Cipriano, Joseph De Carolis, Carmen 
DiDonato, Peter DiGuiseppe, Victor Federici, 
Frank Fendo, Charles Frick, Rocco Giardinelli, 
Hugh Giardinelli, Anthony Lalll, Joseph Lucis 
Sr., Frank Palamone, Frank Palestine, Domenic 
Paone, Roger Parker, Victor Prestianna, Sal 
Prestianno, Joseph Prestianna, Ernest 
Ricchezza, Dominic Ruffolo, Angelo Sapienza, 
and Ralph Zagrabbe. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Joe Andreozzi, Dominic Bruni, John 
Calabrese, Sylvester Capozzi, Joseph Ippolito 
(business agent), Joseph J. Giardinelli, Eugene 
Castoria, Peter Cifolelli, Thomas Ciotto, Thomas 
Cola, Ralph DelCiotto, Daniel Fecca, Virgilio 
Goncalves, Henry Silas Green, Teddy 
Haraburda, Harry Howell, Victor lannecce, Bond 
Martino, Dante Molinaro, Joseph Peraino, 
Joseph Raiolia, Antonio Regalbuto, Burley 
Tunnell, Sam Verderamey, John Winterberger, 
Harry Weise, and Matthew Dudik. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Vilis Abrams, Joseph Barbieri, Vincent 
Barbieri, Joseph Bianco, Joseph DeBellis 
(president), Edward Bobbin, Neil Bracelin, 
IVIichael Carpino, John Chirico, Angelo 
DiDonato, Walter Fish, Edmund Kruopas, 
Joseph Mancino, Stanley Materna, Nick 
DelCiotta Jr., Matthew Owens, Frank Palamone 
Jr., Nicholas Pierno, Nicholas Raimondo, Frank 
Rizzo, Fred Rossi Jr., Felix Russo, Leonard 
Testa, John Umstetter, Frank Vento, and 
Vernon Williams. 


Pins were awarded to members with 20 to 
45 years of service at Local 372's Christmas 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Kenneth Ridenour, Mark Steinbrunner, and 
Fred Zeits. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Jack Bitters, Lee Kesler, Harold K. Stimmel 
Jr., and Darl Weaver. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year 
members, from left: Bill G. Allen 
and Walter Long. 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year 
member, from left: Leslie 
Wittenmyer with President Ken 
Cummings who presented the 

Picture No. 5 shows past 
president Ted Kennedy who 
received a pin for his service 

MARCH 1987 

Lima, Ohio — Picture No. 1 

Linfia, Ohio — Picture No. 3 


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Picture No. 5 

Lima, Ohio — Picture No. 2 

Lima, Ohio — Picture No. 4 


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Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 1 


Local 345 held their annual pin presentation 
ceremony recently to honor longstanding 
members of the UBC. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Willie Ray Anglin, Alfred T. Atkins, Charles 
R. Buzbee, Johnny Smith Jr., James F. 
Sanders, Frank Bennett Jr., John A. Hill, John 
A. Beasley, Samuel L. Ford, Donald A. 
Hutcherson, Floyd Leo Nunn, and Floyd E. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Joe E. Boyd Sr. and Joseph Dobias. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Joe R. Bryant, Floyd A. Parker, and 
William Y. Stone. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left: J. D. Cook, Ivan W. White, and James H. 

Picture No. 5 shows some 40-year 
members, from left: John Denton, Allen A. 
Jaco, C. H. Jernigan, Henry F. Hawkins, Homer 
C. Williams, Rodney L. Jones, W. G. Lackey, 
Lamar Mc Millan, Otis A. Miles, and H. C. 

Picture No. 6 shows more 40-year members, 
from left: OIlie Richardson, Enos D. Norville, C. 
H. Albright, R. J. Ballard, Robert H. Boyd, 
Carrell C. Campbell, Leiand Cross, and Fred L. 

Picture No. 7 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Harry W. Owen, Clinton Arbor, H. K. 
Livingston, E. S. Autry, Edward B. Thompson, 
Norman D. Davenport, Joseph A. Thompson, 

Woodrow Goodrich, D. W. Walker Jr., Rimer 
Yarber, Herman W. Grantham, J. 0. Haas, 
William M. Hicks, and Thomas Lewis. 

Picture No. 8 shows 50-year members, from 
left: Cleo H. Jones, D. T. Lewis, James B. 
McKell, Otto Schlafer, and Hershel Wade. 

Also honored, but not pictured were: 50-year 
members R, J. Wade, Will G. Davis, Elbert R. 
Dill, Burton S. Estes, Brinson Gardner, and J. 
C. Tucker; 45-year members C. E. Barbee, 
Miles S. Beauchamp, Carl H. Bishop, Roy 
Blanchard, Russell Buntin, James H. Clark, 
James W. Collins, William D. Crum, Tom H. 
Crump, Joe 0. Edwards, Earlie Evans, Jones 
M. Hartsfield, David F. Hoffman, Jessie Kerley, 
Ted G. Lawrence, D. A. Miles, Talford W. 
Oglesby, C. C. Priddy, Roy Rice, H. G. Sealey, 
and Richard E. Sherman; 40-year members 
Ralph Bledsoe Sr., Randolph Brown, C. W. 
Cannon, L. W. Casteel, Edward R. Cook, 
Ernest L. Dalton, Harold B. Davis, John 
DeHoff, Nathan R. Delk, Albert Floyd, 0. T. 
Glover, Leonard C. Gould, Charles L. Klipsch, 
Herman Ladd Jr., Henry V. Lovelady, Smith 
Luttrell, Joe Nicholas, Mell Pruett, Gus E. 
Richmond, Everett C. Sanders, George E. 
Trumble, A. T. Tutor, Ernest T. Williams, and 
Richie J. Willis; 35-year members Howard W. 
Brown, James F. Cannon, Alfred L. Jameson, 
Jimmie L. Lamb, Willie Moore Jr., George F. 
Parish, and Paul B. Vaughn; 30-year members 
James M. Belk, John T. Carson, Jerrold W. 
Eason, V. L. Greenslade, William G. Marshall, 
Raymond Navaree, Gerald I. Pratt, and Austin 
West Jr.; 25-year members Vernon Y. 



t^/lemphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 2 




IVlemphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 3 



Memptils, Tenn. — Picture No. 4 

Armstrong, Paul E. Bryson, William Ray 
Godwin, Sammy Mc Lennon, Dale L. Smith, 
and Sollie Sneed Jr.; 20-year members Withers 
Anthony Sr,, James E. Arnett, Charles W. 
Cross, Johnny W. Drown, Thomas Ezell, 
William T. Ferrell, Bobby Gay, Richard D. 
Glass, Joe M. Harrison, Dennis Hensley, James 
C. Jeffery, Pete L. Kerley, Harvey R. LaGasse, 
Henry L. Ryder, Elbert F. Starnes, James E. 
Taylor, and Rotiert L. Tolbert. 

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Mempfiis, Tenn. — Picture No. 5 

Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 6 


Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 7 

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Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 8 


Mansfield, Ohio— Picture No. 1 


At tlie annual Old-Tlmers Night, Local 735 
awarded pins to members with 25 to 40 years 
of service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: John 
Constance, 25 years; Nick Olivieri, 30 years; 
Paul Florence, 25 years; and Fred Lutz, 30 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Harry C. Peter, George Dill, James Wynn, 
Richard Surman, Robert Kershner, and William 
Bogantz, Local 735 president. 

Picture No. 3 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Verne Cole, Gale Smith, and Robert Grove. 

Picture No. 4 shows Business Representative 
Herman Bogantz, left, with John 
Brumenschenkel, the Old Timer of the Year for 
Local 735. Both men have 38 years of service 
and joined the union on the same night. 

Mansfield, Ohio — Picture No. 3 


At Millwright Local 1043's annual retirement 
banquet, members with 20 to 40 years of 
membership in the Brotherhood were honored. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Clifford Stringer and Ron Selin. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: John Tonello and Dale Morford. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: O.G. Barley, Frank Kark, Allen Wright, and 
Eugene Long. 

Picture No. 4 shows 
35-year members, from 
left: Carl R. Robinson 
and Robert Trujillo. 

Picture No. 5 shows 
40-year member 
Raymond Keesey. 

Picture No. 6 shows 
40-year members, front 
row, from left: Don 

Forrest, Kenneth Picture No. 5 

Bowman, and Daniel Kestner. 

Back row, from left: Anthony Wrann and 
Andy Cihal. 


Hugo Kabbel at 
age 84 is Local 
616's oldest 
member. A 65- 
year member of 
'the Brotherhood, 
he recently 
received a pin at a 
presentation by 
I his local. 
Kabbel joined 
Kabbel the Brotherhood 

in New Jersey in 1921. According to his 
local, "He worked from East Coast to 
West Coast and back again and . . . 
believes he drove 20 tons of nails and 
handled and sawed 50 boxcar loads of 

Mansfield, Ohio — Picture No. 4 


Local 2344 recently held its annual pin 
presentation, awarding pins to members with 
25 to 40 years of service. 

Pictured, from left, are En/in Herdt, 25 years; 
Laurence Zoellner, 30 years; Harold RobI, Local 
2344 president; Alvin Kleinschmidt, 40 years; 
Ray Pfingsten, 30 years; and Robert Beyer, 30 

Not pictured, but receiving pins, were 30- 
year members Harvey Berg and Louis Blum; 
and 40-year member Wilbur Howard. 

Mansfield, Ohio — Picture No. 2 
MARCH 1987 

Merrill, Wise. 



Local 281 recently celebrated 75 years as a 
UBC affiliate and awarded gold cards to tfiree 
50-year members. Cards were presented to 
George Hoyt, William Ailing, and Roger F. 

Picture No. 1 sfiows, from left: Local 
President Rudy Colton with 52-year member 
Rictiard Brogan, and 51-year member Donald 

Picture No. 2 shows all the members with 
25 to 52 years of service who were at the 
anniversary celebration. Front row, from left: 
Rudy Colton, 35-years; Sebastian Paterniti, 33- 
years; Duane Kane, 28-years; William Winfield, 
33-years; and Bruce Pierce, 32-years. Second 
row, from left; Charles Osman, 33-years; 
Herbert Barnes, 46-years; Richard Brogan, 52- 
years; Richard Wm. Hamilton, 45-years; Floyd 
Hohn, 30-years; and Frederick Powell, 38- 
years. Third row, from left: L. Vincent Huff, 33- 
years: Joseph Bernhardt, 31-years; Paul Guiton, 
40-years; Dave Hamilton, 40-years; Harry A. 
Stratton, 45-years; Chester Nezeiek, 25-years; 
Donald Vosburgh, 51-years; John Frederick, 
45-years; Lynn Markham, 40-years; Francis 
Clark, 40-years; and Henry Cerinetti, 28-years. 

Back row, from left: Warren Smith, 26-years; 
Allen Merritt, 39-years; Kenneth Laurie, 35- 
years; Leroy Linville, 34-years; Thomas Bassett, 
35-years; Lee Pickering, 40-years; Melvin 
Pickering, 44-years; William Bernhardt, 40- 
years; and Louis Lesyshyn, 41-years. 

Johnson City, N.Y.— Picture No. 2 

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Johnson City, N.Y. — Picture No. 1 

IVIembers with 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of 
service to the Brotherhood were recently 
honored by Local 1772. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25 and 35-year 
members, front row, from left: Joseph 
Springer, retired; George Decker, recording 
secretary; and Frank Bukowy, retired. 

Back row, from left: William Hydeic, 
president; Joseph Tenga; Joseph Ingenito; 
Henry Young; and Ernest Dunekack, business 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members, 
seated, from left: Al Brant, William Hill, and 
Stephen Slanina, with President Hydeic and 
Business Representative Dunekack. 

Picture No. 3 shows, seated, from left: Peter 
Hansen, 57 years; and Glen Kerbs, retired 
business representative, 50 years; with 
President Hydeic and Business Representative 

Hicksville, N.Y.— Picture No. 2 

Hicksville, N.Y.— Picture No. 3 

Hicksville, N.Y.— Picture No. 1 

Correction: One of our members has brought to our attention that we 
were supplied with incorrect photo identification information for the above 
photo in our November 1986 issue. Picture No. 3, Regina, Sask. The 
correct photo identification is as follows: Picture No. 3 shows 30-year 
members, from left: Leo Fritz, Sam Zerebecki, Jerome Vertefevine, Ervin 
Ryba (partly hidden). Ken Block, Bill Filleul, George Zink, Clarence 
Saville, and Greg Borowski. 



The following list of 864 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1,550,411.73 death claims paid in December 1986; (s) 
following name indicates spouse of members 

Local Union. City 

2 Cincinnati, OH — Charles Boothby. 

3 Wheeling, WV — Freda Mae Aumend (s), George E. 

5 St. Louis, MO— Elmer H. Vogel, William J. Immer, 
William P. Karius Sr. 

7 Minneapolis, MI — Gloyd W. Boyum, Herman John- 
son. Nels W. Loberg, Phyllis J. Zurek (s). 

8 Philadelphia, PA— William E. Gordon, Stephen J. 

12 Syracuse, NY— Herbert W. Haase 

13 Chicago, IL — ^Julius Zacker, Leonce Giguere, Pearl 
Kostrzeski (s), Thomas J. Mulvey 

15 Hackensack, NJ — Charles Daly, George R. Sojka. 
Irma M. Monda (s), Ivar Larsson, Walter Jansson. 

17 Bronx, NY— Brunetta Milano (s), Joseph Bueti. 
Joseph Janetti, Lillian Glanville (s), Luigi Mennella, 
Max Finkel, Nathan Sacks, Rosalie V. Washington 

18 Hamilton, Ont., Can. — Mona MacLean (s). 

22 San Francisco, CA — Jesse Howard, Matvai Bogda- 
nov, Ralph Cyril Smith, Shirley Ann Westfall (s), 
Sophie K. Gavron (s). 

24 Central, CT— Emil Knoblock, Isaia Bernabi. 

25 Los Angeles, CA— P. J. Daniel. 

27 Toronto, Ont. Can. — Albert Neilson, Frank Gulycz. 

28 Missoula, MT— Roy C. Duncan 

31 Trenton, NJ — Samuel J. Christopher. 

34 Oakland, CA— George H. Freeland, Henry H. Grant, 

Margaret Jean Lindell (s). 
36 Oakiand, CA — Kaarlo August Rapp. Roosevelt Smith. 

41 Woburn, MA— Charles F. Paladini. 

42 San Francisco, CA — Demetrio Gonzalez. Lois Marie 
Buzzell (s), Maijorie Melita Perry (s), Ricardo Ca- 

44 Champaign & Urbani, IL — Willard L. Cuskaden. 

47 St. Louis, MO — Harry Franklin Hixson, Russell 

48 Fitchburg, MA— Wayne Nord. 
50 Knoxville, TN— James A. Gentry. 
53 White Plains, NY— Vincent Groppa. 

55 Denver, CO— Esther T. Laub (s), Peter A. Ochs. 

Thomas Hammons. 
58 Chicago, IL — Edwin B. Johnson. Fred G. Gustafson, 

Robert K. Brandt, Simon B. Gustafson. Toivo Ki- 


60 Indianapolis, IN- Bert Hyatt, Chester Ballard. Jo- 
seph P. George. Kenneth M.Jenkins, Richard Stern, 

61 Kansas City, MO — Elec A. Jarboe, Harrel W. Farmer, 
Joseph B. Wolverton, Lee C. Peterson, Oma Lee 
Hughes (s). Thomas W. Dobbins. William O. Carroll. 

63 Bloomington, IL — Lloyd O. Walden. 

64 Louisville, KY — Anna Elizabeth Hopper (s), Thomas 

65 Perth Amboy, NJ— Edna M. Jost (s). 

66 Olean, NY — Barney Zeck. 

67 Boston, MA — Eric A. Olson. Joseph Pedranti, Wil- 
liam R. Doyle. 

69 Canton, OH— ChaHes Kanagy, Jr. 
74 Chattanooga, TN — Melgina Young (s), William N. 

76 Hazelton, PA — Joseph W. Kalinowski. 

77 Port Chester, NY— Harold E. Riehl. 

80 Chicago, IL— Jacob Huizinga, Peter Schoenmeier. 

83 Halifax N.S., Can.— Arthur Henry Young. 

85 Rochester, NY— Nelson Stott Sr., Sara E. Murray 

87 St. Paul, MN — Alma Schwanz (s). Edwin J. Moser. 
89 Mobile, Al^Lottie Peari Lewis (s). Smith O. Murff. 

Ulyss S. Turner, Vera Cox Jernigan (s). 
91 Racine, WI — Agnes Smith (s), John Friesema. Peter 

94 Providence, RI— Frank A. Peter, Jr. John Dibiase. 
98 Spokane, WA— Elsa E. Ziegwied (s). Robert V. 

Summers, Robert W. Johnson. 

101 Baltimore, MD — Cornelia Wasilevicz (s). Dean J. 
Gardner. Edwin F. Oleary. Frances L. Lessner(s). 
John A. Dalton, John J. Papandreas. 

102 Oakland, CA— Clarence C. Castro. James P. Flippo, 
Lolave Lucretia Hunt (s), 

103 Birmingham, AL — Leroy Hendrix, Noah M. Pen- 

104 Dayton, OH— Charles G. Siebel. Elizabeth Dawn 
Procuniar (s), Theodore S. Sizemore. William H. 

105 Cleveland, OH— Johnnie James, Maximilian Jerin. 

106 Des Moines, lO— Thomas G. Spragg. 
109 Sheffield, AL— Mamie E. Woodis (s). 
HI Lawrence, MA — John E. Dunn. 

114 East Detroit, MI — Martha Naoma Tines (s), Melvin 

Eisenhardt, Roy L. Eison. 
116 Bay City, MI— James C. Benford. 
118 Detroit, MI — Alice Pearson (s). Anders Alex Schou, 

Casper Sekoian, Charles H. Riopelle, Charles R. 

Patrick. Evelyn F. Provencher (s). Harlan Ruark, 

Leo Homrich, Theodore Misiak. 
120 Utica, NY— John F. Duppert, Kathyrn E. Turner 

(s), William Walter Rice. 
123 Broward County, Fl^-Carlton F. Patton. Helen 

Mary Kimbrel (s), Lowell G. Patrick, Robert L. 

Burleson, Roswell R. Rollins, 
125 Miami, FL — Andy Lee Hopper, Joseph Calhoun, 

Joseph Fred Thompson. 
130 Palm Beach. FL— Carrie R. Fitts (s), ChaHes C. 

Local Union. City 

Pearson. Jr., Eino Lunden, Reba L. Gamett (s). 

131 Seattle, WA— Aage Jensen, Carl E. Smith. Charles 
E. McKeag, Edward A. Lord. Everett Hising. Hugh 
Gray Webster. Joseph P. Ruff. Robert D. Roderick. 

132 Washington, D.C.— Bettye June Thomas (s). Dale 

D. Johnson, Ella M. Horton (s), Frank Dotson, 
Frank M. Chisholm, Fred Zimmers, Jacob W. Cole, 
Morris Hall, Sr.. Noah B. Lyon, William T. Vance. 

133 Tcrre Haute, IN— Edgar C. McGee. Ivan R. Pell, 
Lewis E. Chickadaunce. 

135 New York, NY — Anthony Montemarano, Sam Bes- 

140 Tampa, FL — Arthur Ray Humphrey, Marion H. 
Kimm, Myrtice Inez Peacock (s). 

141 Chicago, IL — Carl Wessman. Edward Powers, Jo- 
seph A. Bielawski. 

142 Pittsburgh, PA— Thomas F. Lamb. 

149 Tarrytown, NY — Dominick Ulacco. Fileno Menna. 

162 San Mateo, CA— Agnes S. Utne {$). 

165 Pittsburgh, PA — Antonio Colaizzi, Joseph A. Senge. 

166 Rock Island, Il^Charles A. Wilcox. 
169 East St, Louis, Il^Casimer F. Kostecki. 

171 Youngstown, OH— Alfonso Doonarumo. George 

174 JoHet, Il^Cecil Cavitt, Gilbert Woodman, John P. 

Nelson, Wayne Pemble. 

181 Chicago, II^Alice G. Lesniak (s), Christ E. Miller, 
John E. Warner, Leonard E. Olson. 

182 Cleveland, OH— Adam Nitz, Matt Nelson. Norman 

E. Tober. 

183 Peoria, IL—Cecil R. Gittings. William J. Williams. 

184 Salt Lake City. UT— Hans A. Fella, Marie Vreeke 
(s), Mark Lovato. 

186 SteubenviUe. OH— Donald Dunlevy, Patty D. Tope 

187 Geneva, NY — Leo Camevale. 

198 Dallas. TX— Harry P. Hemdon, Leonard L. Har- 
grove, Richard Summe Wigginton, Sam S. DufT. 

199 Chicago, IL — Adolph Erickson, John J. Burgess, 
Norman A. Bloom. 

200 Columbus, OH— Charles E. Stitt, Nella Faye Caudill 
(s), William J. Davie. 

210 Stamford, CT— Hilbing A, Gustavson, Paul Kantor. 

Robert J. Armstrong, Jr. 
213 Houston. TX— D, H. Lumpkin. Hedwig Hintz (s), 

Paul A. Gebert, Thomas H. Mixon Sr. 
220 Wallace. ID— John P. Ferguson. 
225 Atlanta, GA— Elizabeth Louise Smith (s). Forest 

Homer Duncan, James C. Rish, Lewis A. Lackey, 

Lile N. Durham (s). 
232 Fort Wayen, IN— Claude Jessup, Herman P. 

Kleinschmidt. R. Dennis Griffith. 

246 New York, NY — Charie? Cardona. Edmund Wondra, 
Ernest Grunhut. 

247 Portland, OR — Anneas Loger, Emanuel Schunk, 
Fred H. Cloyd, Howard C. Pahl. Norman Davis. 
Roy O. Lacroix, Walter Kinnan. 

254 Cleveland, OH— Henry S. Brzeski. 

256 Savannah,, GA— Rothell Wasson Sr. 

257 New York, NY— Ame Sorly. Julia Schiapparelli, 
Katheryn Schwartz (s), Luca Reich, Rose Varone 

258 Oneonta, NY — Marguerite Southard (s). 

259 Jackson, TN— Jimmie Neal Holt. 

260 Berkshire County, MA— Elsie I. Root (s). 

261 Scranton, PA — William Keisling Jr. 

262 San Jose, CA — Ayres Byron, Barbara Navarro (s), 
Felipe Espinosa, Marino Proni. 

264 Milwaukee, WI — Henry A. Schultz. 

265 Saugertjes, NY — Leonard Corcoran. 
275 Newton, MA — Edward French. 

278 Watertown, NY— Jesse R. Hamm. 

280 Niagara-Gen. & Vic, NY— Beryl F. Bidwell (s), 

John E. Pitman, Ruth M. Edwards (s). 
283 Augusta, GA — George G. Daniel. 

286 Great Falls, MT— Glenn H. Randall, Joseph A. 
Cobb. Nils Ballestad, Raymond Wilson. 

287 Harrishurg, PA— Alvin D. Miller, Ruth Dubs (s), 
Wilmer H. Sheaffer. 

296 Brooklyn, NY — Jack Cooper, Martin Johnson, Rich- 
ard Palmer, Sigmund Keryc, Sol Eisenberg. 

297 Kalamazoo, MI — Robert E. Johnson. 
302 Huntington, WV — Clarence Spears. 
304 Denison, TX— Ernest E. Holland 

316 San Jose, CA — James Curtis White, Mary Rose 
Polizzi {s), Otis Porter, Virgil L. Maxwell. 

317 Aberdeen, WA— Clinton Betterley. 

319 Roanoke, VA — Mertie Worrell Newman (s). 

329 Oklahoma City. OK— Dorothy M. Coon (s). Edward 

W. Miller. Elmer Alfred Ross, George B. Heaton. 

Kenneth N. Taylor. 
340 Hagerstown, MD — Betty Ann Price (s). 
342 Pawtucket, RI— Aurele St. Hilaire. Nelson A. For- 

lier, Rosaire Marceau. 
348 New York, NY— Henry Legoff. Joseph Maurin. Ludo 

Neuser, William Schackner. 
356 Marietta, OH — Joseph P. Tornes. 
359 Philadelphia, PA— Henry B. Spohn, Walter Bair 

361 Duluth, MN— Gerhard Grotberg. Roberi L, Moe- 

362 Pueblo, CO — Henry C. Drewes. Leona Reynolds 
(s), Philip Berg. 

370 Albany, NY— Albertine Bissonnette (s). John A. 

Elkins. John R. Schmidberg. 
377 Alton, IL— Fred Glassbrenner. 

Local Union. City 

379 Texarkana, TX— Ernest B. Perkins, Sidney Alfred 

388 Richmond, VA— Albert H. Theimer, Perry E. Lah- 

mon, Raymond Hall, Wilbert W. Martin. 
400 Omaha, NE— Elam J. Rupe, Ronald D. Larson. 
402 Northmptn-Greenfd, MA— Norma H. Slafursky (s), 

Serky G. Selivanoff, William P. Baranoski. 
404 Lake County, OH— Dwight E. Westcott. 
413 South Bend, IN— Bayard Delong Taylor. Harley J. 

Devereaux, Robert V. Harringer. 
417 St. Louis, MO— Robert C. Schaffer. 
424 Hingham, MA — Sylvio W. Bergeron. 
434 Chicago, IL — Ann Bako (s), Ralph Wals. Theodore 

437 Portsmouth, OH— Ray Moore. 
452 Vancouver, B.C., CAN— Edwin Bond. Frank Mess- 

mer, George Morosky. James Ball. Peter Kirkhus. 
454 Philadelphia, PA — Anthony Troise, Mark K. Lash- 

469 Cheyenne, WY— Harold E. Melcher, Loren M. 

470 Tacoma, WA— Earl McWilliams, Robert G. Grant. 
Robert Woodard, Ruben T. Morgan. 

472 Ashland, KY— Marvin L. Wickware. 

475 Ashland, MA — Enoch Peterson, George A. Hildreth. 

480 Freeburg, II^Alma Bischoff (s). 

483 San Francisco, CA — Henry Dickerson. 

492 Reading, PA— Joseph A. Tetlak. 

500 Butler, PA— James Harvey 

510 Berthoud, CO — Clayton V. Anderson, Monna Lee 
Schwander (s). 

514 Wilkes Barre, PA— Eleanor K. Spaide (s), Frank T. 
Gaiteri, George S. Slilp. Joseph Borkowski. 

518 SisterviUe. WV— Denton E. Hall. 

531 New York, NY— Fred Dalpiaz, Henry Hilmer. Jo- 
seph McCabe. 

537 Aiken, SC— Betty Louise Kitchens (s). 

548 Minneapolis, MN — Sandra Johnson (s). 

562 Everett, WA— Myers W. Barnett, Rose L. Chonzena 

563 Glendale, CA— J. B. Chappell. 

586 Sacramento, CA— Billy Murrel. Jr.. Eliott Allen 
Law, Harry Ishoy. Leroy Dowling. Roy Crow, W. 
Wesley Trimble. 

599 Hammond, IN — Erma Mae Crouse (s), Grace Olson 
(s), Lewis Hyde. Roy Blanchard. 

603 Ithaca, NY— Arland Cretser. 

606 Va Eveleth, MN— Kenneth John Pagel. 

607 Hannibal, MO— Norris P. Lacey. 

608 New York, NY— Anthony P. Nolan. Bert Gustafson, 
Dona! J. Kelly, Eamon P. Fitzgerald. Eleanor M. 
Barrett (s). James Ross Hendry. Peter Sheridan. 

623 Atlantic County, NY— George Phy, Raymond H. 

624 Brockton, MA — Richard Curry. 

627 Jacksonville, FL — Ottis Eugene Jones. 
635 Boise, ID— Yula Mary Sporer (s). 

638 Marion. IL — James Minor. Leroy George Ahlheim, 
Phillip Cripps. 

639 Akron, OH— Clyde M. Sutton, Earl L. Esteb, Harold 
L. Moss. James L. Croft, Ralph E. Drumheller, 
Thomas J. Hoff. 

640 Metropolis, IL — Fred M. Baugher. 

642 Richmond, CA— Agnes Mabel Arneson (s). 

644 Pekin, IL— Muriel Ella Green (s). Robert E. Skelton, 

Zane V. Nicholson. 
653 Chickasha, OK — Luia Bess Sampson (s). 
660 Springfield, OH— Harold R. Roller. 
665 Amarillo, TX— Charles Reno Jr., Dick Stover, Dora 

Kilpatrick (s). Homer L. Jordan, Loletta H. Mon- 

crief (s), Yancy A. Litle. 
668 Palo Alto, CA— Doc Field Griffin, Raymond O. 

678 Dubuque, lA— Cecil Hines. 
690 Little Rock, AR— Bill W. Rowan, 

703 Lockland, OH— Dallas Timothy Wilcoxon. Kalhryn 
Whittaker (s). Max Koolman. 

704 Jackson, MI — Annelies Lenfcstey (s). George Gobba, 
710 Long Beach, CA— ChaHes B. Helin. Daniel D. Davis, 

Ralph E. Schaffer. 

720 Baton Rouge, LA— Carroll Erwin Duffy. Edward J. 
Terrell, Frances F. Amato (s), Frank L. Doughty. 
Mildred C. Willie (s). Robert S. Riddle. 

721 Los Angeles, CA — Andrew Talamantes, Clayton 
Babcock. Edward Pilon. Ernie H. Anderson, Henry 
M. Foole, Hildegarde Reithmaier (s), Rhea Dorothy 
Joseph (s). 

725 Litchfield, ll^Ralph Totsch. 

739 Cincinnati, OH — Daniel D. Escnwine, George H. 

742 Decatur. Il^DoroIhy J. Brimm (s), Orville E. 

743 Bakersfield, CA— Avon Guy Rutledge, Max Martin, 
Wilbert Buford Eldridge. 

751 Santa Rosa. CA— Arnold Ahlstrom. 

753 Beaumont, TX— Ethel Kathryn Guillory (s). Sam R. 


764 Shreveporl, LA — Emmett S. Brown, James L. Willis. 

770 Yakima. WA—Harry A. Popp. O. Merle Chcshier. 

780 Astoria, OR— Everett C. Groat. 

781 Princeton. NJ — Edwin A. Toussaint. 
783 Sioux Falls. SD~Lloyd Gerry. 

785 Cambridge, Ont., CAN— John Fritz. 
792 Rockford. lU-HarricI Clausen (s). 
797 Kansas City, KS— Lee Ed Watkins. 

MARCH 1987 


Local Union, Cit^ 

Local Union, Cit}' 

Local Union, Citv 

815 Beverly, MA — Anita E. Dash (s), Joseph Degagne. 

821 Springfield, NJ — Maria J. Agostinho (s). 

824 Muskegon, MI — Thomas Kuiper. 

839 Des Plaines, IL— AMce B. Cormier (s), Everett Osar. 

Mario Pieroni, William A. Weide. 
849 Manitowoc, WI — Joseph Sieger. 
889 Hopkins, MN— Frank Ardolf. 
902 Brooklyn, NY— Anthony Taormina, Eugene Wies- 

beck, Eugenia Levardsen (s). 
906 Glendale, AZ— Anthony R. Damico. Binetta Fanning 

(s), Robert G. Jolly. 
921 Portsmouth, NH — Alexander Peireault. 
929 Los Angeles, CA — Irving R. Lattray. 
932 Peru, IN— John J. Kumler, 

943 Tulsa, OK — James L. Lester, John Herold Janzen, 
Sr., Lemuel D. Jones. Leslie A. Redfem. 

944 San Brnardno, CA — Gertrude Stephens (s), Maxine 
Fern Anderson (s). Robert L. Nelson, Woodrow W. 

951 Brainerd, MN— Arthur O. Lee. 

964 Rockland Co., NY— Robert Conklin. 

971 Reno, NV— Alfred David Odle, Carl Eugene Cheat. 

Verna May Braunschweig (s). 
973 Texas City, TX— Paul Winn Baker. 
977 Wichita Falls, TX— Frank Eggert. 
998 Royal Oak, Ml— Charles W. Hutchinson. Jack R. 

Tarket. Roy McBride, Stanley B. Chachulski. Thelma 

White (s). 

1005 Mcrrillville, IN— Helen Alberta Bundy (s), Joseph 
P. Tombers. Lillian L. Selkow (si. 

1006 New Brunswick, NJ — Louis H. Heick, Louis Teza, 
P. Lester Dayton, Walter Lesneski. 

1010 Uniontown, PA — Maxine L. Hensel (s). 
1024 Cumberland, MD— Gloria Jean Reel (s). 
1027 Chicago, IL — Abe Martin, Bruno Fritz Kuehn, Dom- 
inik Zyga. Joseph Altmann, Method Duchon, Peter 

C. Spizzirri. 

1043 Gary, IN— Charles E. Yeoman, Nicholas Ordean. 

1050 Philadelphia, PA — John Calabrese, John Klase, Luigi 

1053 Milwaukee, WI— George Husli. 

1055 Lincoln, Nt^lra H. Barclay. 

1062 Santa Barbara, CA — Benjamin C. Dismuke. 

1065 Salem, OR — Alfred Desmond Brown, Clarence F. 
Goddard, M. C. Farrell. Orin Schollian. 

1078 Fredericksburg, VA— Willie McDuff Harding. 

1084 Angleton, TX— Doris C. Keels (s), John T. Ander- 

1088 Punxsutawney, PA— John Polito. 

1089 Phoenix, A^— Alton T. Lewis. Don C. Edwards, 
Nellie Clara Patton (s), Roy Hermit Longshore. 

1091 Bismarck, ND— William S. Miller. 

1097 Longview, TX— Isaac Morris Clark. 

1098 Baton Rouge, LA— Arthur B. McDaniel. Michael J. 
Hebert, William E. Payne. 

1102 Detroit, MI— Archie B. Chapman. Edwin D. Miller, 

James C. Jackson, Victor Lindgren. 
1108 Cleveland, OH— Frank J. Szakacs. 

1113 San Bernardino, CA — Mary Irene Trumbull (s). 

1114 S. Milwaukee, WI — Marvin John Borchardt. 
1120 Portland, OR— John J. Erickson. 

1138 Toledo, OH— Alice E. Hoffman (si. Evelyn Komo- 

rowski (s). 
1140 San Pedro, CA— Virgilio Cavedoni. 
1149 San Francisco, CA— Charles W. Hogan. John T. 

Ring, Marie E. Christofferson (s). 
1155 Columbus, IN — Avery S. Martin. 
1160 Pittsburgh. PA— Henrietta Geissler (s). 
1164 New York, NY — Antonino Macaluso. Florence Klee 

(s), Herbert Lang. 
1176 Fargo, ND — Hugo E. Anderson. 
1184 Seattle, WA— Arthur Roland Winbeckler. 
1187 Grand Island, Nt^Ralpli R. Palu. 
1207 Charleston, WV— Claude P. Sullivan. 
1216 Mesa, AZ— Sherman Hammond. 
1222 Medford, NY— Charles Cushman. Frederick Norton. 
1235 Modesto, CA— Fred J. Davis. 
1240 Oroville, CA— Robert L. Fulton. 
1245 Carlsbad, NM— William S. Primrose. 
1251 N. Westminster, BC, CAN— Dean John Ninnis, 

Thorbjom Wilmann. 
1258 Pocalello, ID— Esther Ruth Johnson (s). Telmar 

Clive Seibert. 

1273 Eugene, OR— Roy W. Bailey Jr. 

1274 Decatur. AI^AIfred J. Ezell. 

1280 Mountain View, CA— Allen Joe McDonald. Ray- 
mond Hardie. 

1292 Huntington, NY — Alfred Swenson. James Ryan. 

1296 San Diego, CA— Adan Ortiz, Delia Maxine Bell (s). 
Ellen Theresa Fortner (s), Fred F. Hill, George 
Tooker. Henry P. Lam, Hugo A. Peterson, Ida C. 
Abeyta (s). Leon G. Warner, Miguel Chavez. Robert 

D. Stivers, Ronald C. Smith. Willie Lee Fenison. 
1305 Fall River, MA — Felix Gaudreau. 

1307 Evanston, IL — Eugene Sapinski. 

1310 St. Louis, MO— Caroline Clark (si. David P. Schwab. 

1319 Albuquerque, NM — Gus T. Argeanas, Lewis A. 

1325 Edmonton, Alta, CAN— John Juba. 
1333 State College, PA— Roy L. Douty. 
1337 Tuscaloosa, AL — Edgar Harrison Brown. 

1341 Owenshoro, KY — Erman Girvin. 

1342 Irvington, NJ — Alfonse Palo, Cari Arvidson. 
1355 Crawfordsville, IN — Fay B. Conkright. 
1359 Toledo, OH— Felix Szymanski. 

1362 Ada Ardmore, OK — Earl L. Barrick. 

1363 Oshkosh, WI — Lorraine Salzsieder (s). 
1397 North Hcmpstad, NY— Joseph Milewski. 
1402 Richmond, VA— Clinton B. Layne. 
1404 Biloxi, MI— Joseph C. Burton. 

1407 San Pedro, CA — John Ramirez. 
1418 Lodi, CA— Frank H. Bailey. Gladys R. Peterson (si. 
Henry Gronroos. Louis Al Borge. 

















Johnstown. PA — Clifford Little. John A. Stephens. 
Corpus Christie, TX — Ramiro Soltz, Warren Lester 
Caddell, William H. Smith. 
Sudbury, Ont., CAN— Barzil L. Heggan. 
Topeka, KS— Russell H. Fairchild. 
Detroit, MI — Anthony B. Gambino. 
Huntington Beach, CA — Edward M. Perry. Keith H. 
Pelkey, Pete Wilson, Robert F. McDermoll Sr. 
Cincinnati, OH— Gilbert H. Adams, William O. 

New York, NY — Marion Johnsen (s). 
Omaha, NE — Orrin L. Rumage. 
Mankato, MN — Harold Wayne Mutch. 
Auburn, CA — Marilynn C. Gomes (s). 
Internt'l Fals, MN — Duane Stenberg. 
E. Los Angeles, CA — Felix D. Lopez, Helen Vi- 
ckonoff (s), Joe Martinez, Refugio 0. Bejarano. 
Tony C. Parra. 
Provo, UT— Allen Hudson. 

Los Angeles. CA — Constant J. Campbell, Mary Eliz- 
abeth Webb (s), Richard D. McKee. 
Blountvillc. TN— John C. Richardson. 
■ronton, OH — Kile Junior Lake. 
Algoma, WI — Geraldine Sibilsky (s), Glenn Magle, 
Harry Cjrasley. 

Kansas City, KS— Julia Isabelle Hoffman (s). 
Highland, ll^Frieda Walter (s). 
New York, NY — Grace M. Gargano (s), John Yan- 

Casper, WY— Merrilyn S. Cherni (s). 
East San Diego. CA — James B. Werner. 
West Allis, WI — Patricia Alice Tenant (s). 
Englewood, CO — Oscar Garza. 
Washington, DC— John Edgar Van Allen, Lela Whit- 
mer Smith (s). William Underwood. 
Montgomery County, PA — Henrietta Gilmour (s). 
St. Louis, MO^Frank Steinhoff. Harry Vonromer, 
Rudolph Becker. 

Bremerton, WA— Ellis S. Custodio. 
Victoria, BC, CAN— Beverley McDonald (s). 
Redding, CA — George D. Mathieson, George W. 
Stone. John E. Englert. Leaman Holley. 
Hayward. CA — Francisco Placeres, Jess Marshall 
Carty. Joaquin Peixotto. Lillian E. Penland (s). Mark 
L. Araujo. Talmage Hicks. 
S. Luis Obispo, CA — Carl E. Haydon. 
Naples, FL — Joseph F. Helton. 
Minneapolis. MN — Carole R. Zimmerman (s). Walter 
M. Eicher. 

Bloomington. IN — Homer White. 
Ft. William, Ont.. CAN— Joe Kushner. 
Melbourne-Daytona Beach. FL — Frederick Andrew 

Tacoma. WA — Ivan D. Queen. James H. Summers. 
Chicago. IL — Deforest F. Kress. Thomas A Grosso. 
Buffalo, NY — William J. Summers. 
Auburn, WA — Kenneth G. Bartrum. 
Milwaukee, WI — Donald G. Wolfe. John Krenn. 
Anniston. AL — Ben L. Moore. 
Cleveland. OH — Russell E. Dent. Sam Chernin. Sam 

Pomona, CA — Edward B. Nickerson, Elmer R. Ea- 
ton, Harry Taylor, L. Hariey Anderson, Samuel 

BuiTalo, NY— Felix Kaczmarek. 
Marion, VA — Hazel M. Blevins (s). James L. Cook. 
Orlando. FL — Joan Louise Bilski (s). 
Hicksville, NY — Karl Eriksson. 
Las Vegas. NV — Bill Fred Meeks. Carol Ranae 
Connor (s), Edward C. Weese, Lavar Hirschi, Louis 
Caruso, Ronald C. Bain. 

Renton, WA — Cariyle E. Mattison, Wynon Orville 

Santa Ana, CA — Aaron Joe Maldonado, Joyce Fay 
Jamar (s), Otis L. Capps. Walter L. Ingham. 
Fort Worth, TX— Clarence E. Fuller. Lloyd G. 

Described in Kit 

A new health-care insurance called 
"Seniorshield." designed to supple- 
ment Medicare for senior union mem- 
bers, is now available from the Union 
Labor Life Insurance Co. It has the 
endorsement of the United Brother- 
hood, and it is exclusively for UBC 
members and their spouses over age 

There was detailed information 
about Seniorshield in the January 1987 
Carpenter. In addition. 1987 enroll- 
ment kits have been mailed to all 
members 65 and over on the Carpen- 
ter mailing list. For additional infor- 
mation call 800-368-5724. 

1837 Babylon, NY — Antonio Damico, Florence Grotz (s). 

1846 New Orleans, LA— Dillon A. Wilkins, Eugene Mar- 
tinez, John C. Valenti, Joseph F. Coco Sr., Lurline 
C. Orlando (s). Martin Melerine, Willie J. Phillips. 

1856 Philadelphia, PA— Samuel Craven. 

1889 Downers Grove, IL — Henry Bormann. 

1897 Lafayette, LA— Nola Roy Latiolais (s), Norris La- 

1904 North Kansas, MO— Herbert Reames. 

1906 Philadelphia, PA— Edward Hancock. 

1911 Beckley, WV— Edward Alton Legg. 

1913 Van Nuys, CA— Charles M. Desoto. 

1914 Phoenix, AZ— Arvil C. Hamilton, Guillermo Crock- 

1921 Hempstead, NY— Michael Reimondi, Salvatore J. 

1929 Cleveland, OH— Edward F. Hayas. 
1954 Brookfield, IL — Julius Labeeuw. 
1985 Province of SASK.— Frank Mazur. 
1987 St. Charles, MO— James F. Finch. 
2007 Orange, TX— Charles E. Navarre, Violet 1. Robbins 

2015 Santa Paula, CA— Clarence A. Olein. Ryalls H. 

2018 Ocean County, NJ — James McKee, Kathryn Banko 

2027 Rapid City, SD— Donald J. Pengra, Otto C. Tafl. 
2035 Kingsbeach, CA— William J. Harmon. 

2046 Martinez, CA. — Frederick A. Scharf. 

2047 Hartford City, IN— Clifford Schwarzkopf. Eldo C. 
Rogers, Olive Gilland {s). 

2073 Milwaukee, WI — Joseph Konieczny, Russell J. Rothe. 

2077 Columbus, OH— Paul Wheeler. 

2078 Vista, CA— Bennie R. Mosher. 

2103 Calgary Alta, CAN— George B. Evans. John H. 

2141 Scottsbluff, NE— Glenn A. Smith. 
2164 San Francisco, CA — Albino A. Bonovitch, Ole 

2172 Santa Ana, CA — Maurice R. Morales. Rachel Jones 

Fouste (s). 
2205 Wenatchee, WA— Belva Mary Mulkey (s). 
2212 Newark, NJ — Angelo Maggi, Ernest Roveillo. 
2222 Goderich, ONT. CAN— Antanas Zelionis, Harry 

2231 Los Angeles, CA — Elizabeth Cornelia Hassoldt (s). 
2239 Fremont, OH — Andrew J. HofTman. 
2244 Little Chute, WI— John G. tamers. 
2250 Red Bank, NJ— Violet Poole (s). William P. Wallace. 
2252 Grand Rapids, MI — Chester Andrews, Harriet Chard 

2265 Detroit, MI — Douglas Nietubicz. Lawrence Yamar- 

ino, Ross John Baker. 
2274 Pittsburgh, PA— Boyd P. Painter, Harry W. Dillin- 

ger. Louis J. Forni. 
2288 Los Angeles, CA — Edgar L. Dowdle, Jose G. Rios, 

Orpha Estella Calzia {s), Varnel O. Jordan. 
231 1 Washington, DC— August Delattre, Robert C. Plank. 
2313 Meridian, MS — Isom Lonzo Torrence, Lemuel E. 

2350 Scranton, PA — Madelyn Delvecchio (s), Marie Jac- 

kowicz (s) 
2361 Orange. CA— Clifford Odonnell. Samuel S. Crowe. 
2375 Los Angeles. CA— Sydney W. Lentz. 
2396 Seattle. WA— Eugene C. Olson. Johan Edward En- 

2398 El Cajon, CA— Joe Curiel. 

2404 Vancouver, BC CAN — Theresa Mary Henderson (s). 
2408 Xenia, OH— Lawrence A. Fry, Ruth Marie Dunn 

2410 Red Deer, Alta CAN— James Earl Paul. 
2431 Long Beach. CA— Roberta Pike (si. 
2435 Inglewood, CA — Lloyd C. Scheidemantel. Lorena 1. 

Little (s). 
2463 Ventura. CA — Leacle McDonald. Robert E. Baker. 
2477 Santa Maria. CA— Cleto Sinay, Ormond White. 
2484 Orange. TX— Huey Olasford Scott. 
2530 Gilchrist, OR— Kerncy William Rolison, Turner 

2565 San Francisco, CA — Jasper Paul Glover. 
2637 Sedro WoUey, WA— Bennie L. Bogusz. 
2652 Standard, CA — Antoinette V . Tarango (s), Benjamin 

B. Tarango. 
2659 Everett, WA— David Skoglund, Frederick W. Tee- 
2667 Bellingham. WA— Howard A. Bailey. 
2693 Pt. Arthur, Ont CAN— Claude Dube. 
2739 Yakima, WA— Paul W, Anderson. 
2756 Goshen, OR— John M. Currence. 
2761 McCleary, WA— Mary Wakefield (s). 
2767 Morton, WA — Clarence Dicu, Ira L. Smith, James 

2791 Sweet Home, OR— Brian K. Lablue. 
2819 New York. NY— George McCann. 
2834 Denver, CO— Charles T. Helton. 
2845 Forest Grove, OR— Clifford D. Epiing. 
2851 La Grande, OR— Ralph Berry. 
2902 Burns, OR — Bert Francis. Elmer O. Morris. James 

A. Wood. Marian Lorrain Hutchins (s). 
2942 Albany, OR— Clara M. Dittraer (s). 
2947 New York, NY— Joseph K. Crider. 
2949 Roseburg, OR— Charles Mitchell, Jasper W. Jame- 
son, Loman C. Baker, Roger H. Blevins. Virginia 

Lee Ahlvers (s). 
2993 Franklin, IN— Chester L. Speas 
3009 Grants Pass, OR— Hugh R. Haddock. 
3088 Stockton, CA— Glennie Mae Harris (s). 
3099 Aberdeen. WA— Stanford L. Gotchy. 
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Millwright Job 

Continued from Page 8 

wood chisel to the robotics of today, 
the millwright's capabiUties have grown 
to meet the challenge. Taft has been 
growing with the trade for almost 100 
years. Founded by the Taft Family in 
1888, the company has been hauling, 
erecting, installing, and maintaining the 
machinery of industry for nearly a cen- 

In order to install the Werner job 
properly, the Taft team had to over- 
come cultural barriers as well as a 
language barrier, translating German 
specifications and instructions into 
American know-how. 

Taft is a firm which has much contract 
maintenance work. 

"What we learned at the Werner 
plant, we will put to use on hundreds 
of future projects," says Joe Gaynor of 
the Taft Company. "And the projects 
continue to grow both in terms of scope 
and sophistication. The manufacturing 
plan of the 21st Century will be filled 
with sophisticated instrumentation, 
computers, robots, and there will be a 
handful of highly-skilled workers who 
will be the 'foremen' of the electro- 
mechanical workforce. 

"More companies will be installing 
the type of equipment which is our 
specialty. They will be using outside 
contractors to do a great deal of their 
maintenance. We have always done 
some of this work. We have several 
plants now, where Taft crews are part 
of the normal work force. We keep the 
equipment on-Une, perform routine 
maintenance, cover for vacations, keep 
our people trained, and just generally 
free the cHents' people to do the job of 
making their product. 

"The other area that has become a 
routine part of our business is construc- 
tion management. Once a building is in 
place, the millwrights arrive on the 
scene to begin making the measure- 
ments necessary for installation. They 
coordinate with the other trades, such 
as electricians and pipefitters, to make 
sure scheduling dovetails with the ar- 
rival of equipment. And at the end of 
the job, the millwrights are there to 
make sure everything is running prop- 
erly. As a result, some chents are look- 
ing to us to act as construction man- 

As Gaynor says, "It's stiU our peo- 
ple, the guys with the tool boxes, that 
make all the hi-tech engineering marvels 
work." \JBG 

Pat Robertson 
Wants to Abolish 
Social Security 

Evangelist Marion (Pat) Robertson, who 
has taken the first step towards seeking the 
1988 Republican presidential nomination, 
said he favors abolishing Social Security. 

In an interview published in the Baltimore 
Sun, Robertson said he would replace Social 
Security with a private system that would 
force workers to finance their own retire- 

Robertson was quoted as saying that, if 
nothing is done to change the present Social 
SEcurity program, "a catastrophe of uni- 
magined magnitude is going to develop on 
the young workers of our society." The tax 
burden, he said, is going to be "absolutely 

Under Robertson's plan, workers would 
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"a compulsory IRA," as he put it. An IRA 
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asked some experts to study his idea. 

In 1983, a bipartisan reform commission 
put Social Security on a sound financial basis 
for the next 50 to 75 years. Experts say that, 
as a "family protection plan," Social Se- 
curity offers more than any private insurance 
plan at any price. 




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These common abuses of striking 
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striking it against another hardened 
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A Message from 

the General 


Included in this issue of Carpenter are 
several amendments to the Constitution and 
Laws of the United Brotherhood which have 
been proposed by Local 452, Vancouver, B.C. 

These amendments are printed pursuant to 
Section 63 of the Constitution and Laws so 
that you will know what has been proposed. 

The amendments will be presented to the 
General Executive Board at its April 1987 

The proposed amendments are designed to 
reduce the per capita tax payable to the United 
Brotherhood by reversing actions taken at the 
35th General Convention held in Toronto, 
Canada in October 1986. 

The General Convention approved and 
adopted a progressive program proposed by 
the General Executive Board to provide for 
effective organizing and other services aimed 
at recovering our recent losses of membership, 
strengthening our position in the industrial 
sector, and regaining the portion of the con- 
struction market which has been lost to non- 
union contractors. 

The program included the establishment of 
a Defense Fund to provide financial support 
and assistance to our local unions and councils 
in our efforts to achieve our goals. 

If the per capita tax is reduced, our efforts 
will be crippled, and there is no way we will 
be able to do what is necessary if we are to 
reestablish our position in the construction 
market, regain full employment opportunities 
for our members, and protect the benefits of 
collective bargaining to which our members 
are entitled. 

The elected delegates to the Brotherhood's 
35th General Convention in Toronto voted on 
a number of proposals to move our Brother- 
hood ahead in the coming years. It was a 
democratic convention and, as those who 
attended can testify, there was a good deal of 
debate on the floor. Our Constitution and 

Laws state that the General Convention, while 
in session, is vested with all the authority of 
the United Brotherhood, and the delegates 
took that responsibility very seriously. 

Your General Executive Board submitted 
a package of proposals to put our Brotherhood 
on a firm financial footing, able to deal with 
the challenges that face our organization. The 
most important of these were the increases in 
the per capita payment and initiation fee, tied 
to creation of a UBC Defense Fund and 
expanded UBC benefits and services. I want 
each of you to know why the Board proposed 
these increases and why the convention del- 
egates agreed with these proposals. 

In the past several years, it has become 
clear to us that the times demand new pro- 
grams and new strategies if our Brotherhood 
is to move ahead. All around us we see the 
anti-union forces growing by leaps and bounds 
and unions reacting defensively trying to hold 
on to past gains. In many of our locals' and 
councils' jurisdictions we see open shop con- 
tractors and employers taking a bigger and 
bigger share of the work. 

We have seen from Louisiana-Pacific and 
American Express what our Brotherhood is 
capable of when we all work together and use 
our resources in coordinated effort. In the 
case of American Express, we have made a 
tremendous impact in fighting the spread of 
anti-union construction practices. We have 
sent the message to major industrial employers 
and construction users that we intend to put 
substantial resources into public, nationwide 
campaigns on all fronts to fight back and 
protect our rights. What we have done so far 
is only a beginning. We can achieve a lot 
more. Our great Brotherhood is capable of 
leading the entire labor movement in turning 
things around for working people. The cor- 
porations and contractors that are trying to 
take advantage of our members and pushing 
open shop agendas are not letting up and we 
can't afford to either. 

Our Brotherhood needs a healthy defense 
fund to use in our campaigns and to assist our 
locals and councils; we need expanded orga- 
nizing programs; we need better coordinated 
bargaining and industry conference boards in 
our industrial sector; we need more resources 
for our successful Special Programs Depart- 
ment, which is recognized as a model for other 

unions; we need to provide even more training 
for local and council agents; and we need 
more International representatives to carry 
out all these programs. Our membership has 
called for ever greater efforts from the Inter- 
national, and the delegates to the 35th General 
Convention in Toronto granted us the means 
to follow through. 

This is what the per capita and initiation 
fee increase is all about. It's about making 
gains for our members, organizing new mem- 
bers, and taking the initiative away from the 
open-shop movement. 

The actions taken by the delegates in To- 
ronto are even more important when you recall 
that the United Brotherhood had already post- 
poned as long as possible the implementation 
of needed revenue increases. The 34th General 
Convention in 1981 adopted a constitutional 
amendment giving the General Executive Board 
the authority to increase per capita by 400 in 
1985 and another 500 in 1986. That authority 
was not used. During the period 1982-1986 it 
became apparent that increases were neces- 
sary because even though the General Office 
has been keeping its overall expenses to a 
bare minimum, our per capita income was still 
declining due to a loss in membership. We 
had been spending hundreds of thousands of 
dollars on the L-P campaign and on other 
industrial and construction industry cam- 
paigns, yet the per capita rate has not in- 
creased since January 1981. 

Nonetheless, the General Executive Board 
did not increase per capita in 1985 or 1986 
even though it had been given the authority 
to do that. We instead waited until we could 

put the matter to a vote of the convention 
delegates. And that is what occurred in To- 
ronto. We wanted to explain the need for a 
Defense Fund and the other programs to which 
I have referred. We did this because we knew 
that without membership understanding and 
support our Brotherhood is not going to be 
very strong no matter how many innovative 
programs we come up with. 

We made our case to the Finance Commit- 
tee, a committee made up of nine convention 
delegates. For ten days that committee met 
and extensively reviewed the financial records 
at the General Offices of the United Broth- 
erhood and in Toronto, and the Committee 
had open hearings to hear all views from 
convention delegates. 

The Finance Committee issued its findings 
in an eight-page written report which was 
distributed to all delegates for their consid- 
eration the day before the vote on the Con- 
vention floor. The Committee also made an 
oral report to the Convention when the issue 
came up on the floor. Following this report 
there was debate and then a vote to accept 
the Committee's report. 

One question that was raised both before 
the Finance Committee and by delegates was 
why an increase was needed when our General 
Fund has substantial interest income. That 
issue was addressed in the Finance Commit- 
tee's report, parts of which we have reprinted 
below. The fact is that our programs have 
been costing more than we take in from per 
capita tax. If we are to provide a UBC Defense 
Fund and all the other programs that are 
needed, as well as continue the services that 

Excerpts from the Finance Committee's Oral Report to th 

Mr. Chairman and delegates . . . 

The finance committee met in Washington, D.C., on 
September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the General Office and, 
as set forth in the Constitution, has remained in session 
since that date. In the past two weeks, we have thor- 
oughly reviewed the financial records of the United 

The committee thoroughly reviewed all the factors 
relating to the General Executive Board's proposals to 
increase per capita tax and initiation fees. Because of 
the importance of this matter, I will review some of our 
major findings . . . 

First: Because of our loss in membership and the fact 
that our per capita tax has not increased since 1981 and 
the initiation fee has not increased since 1975, our 
income from these sources has shown a substantial 
decline over the past five years. 

Second: In accordance with the directive of our 1978 
Convention, the General Officers and Executive Board 
have made every effort to operate the Brotherhood 
within the limits imposed by our declining per capita 
tax and initiation fees. For example, retiring represen- 
tatives have not been replaced in many instances . . . 

Third: The 1980s have been a very difficult time for 
the labor movement, including our Brotherhood. This 
has meant that simply to survive, our Brotherhood has 
had to initiate new programs, such as the establishment 
of our Special Programs Department, and corporate 
campaigns, such as those against Louisiana Pacific and 
American Express. These and other programs have cost 
hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Fourth: Due to all these factors, the Brotherhood, 
despite every effort by the General Officers and Exec- 
utive Board Members, is unable to operate within the 


have been requested and provided, and we 
do not increase our per capita, our expenses 
will greatly exceed our per capita income over 
the next five years. We would have to take 
large amounts from our General Fund and this 
would begin a process that would seriously 
hurt the future economic stability of our Union. 
We felt a decision had to be made by the 
Convention delegates. Either vote for the 
resources to fund the needed programs, or 
watch our Brotherhood begin a downward 
spiral of dipping further and further into our 
General Fund until so little is left that our 
Brotherhood will be powerless. 

The Executive Board realizes these in- 
creases may present a hardship to some Coun- 
cils and Local Unions that are suffering through 
hard economic times and have a large number 
of members out of work. The Executive Board 
will continue its policy of considering requests 
for assistance from those affiliates on a case- 
by-case basis. 

To those who say the increases were not 
needed, I can only reply just watch what we 
can accomplish in the next few years if we all 
stick together as one Brotherhood. 

It will be my recommendation to the General 
Executive Board that the proposed amend- 
ments be rejected. If all important decisions 
made at our General Convention are going to 
be subject to an immediate attempt at repeal 
by piecemeal amendments, our Brotherhood 
is going to become unmanageable and inef- 

Whatever is decided, let me repeat what I 
said to the delegates at the General Conven- 
tion: The Brotherhood is one family. There 

are no islands. When we act, we act together. 
That is our strength, and that is how we're 
going to move ahead in the future. 

General President 

meral Convention 

limits imposed by our declining per capita and initiation 

Fifth: The Committee made a series of projections for 
the 1986 to 1990 period using detailed information on 
the Brotherhood's revenues, expenditures, and member- 
ship. We found that if we do not increase our per capita 
tax and initiation, and if we continue to lose membership, 
our expenses will exceed our per capita and initiation 
income by almost $56 million over the next five years. 
That would deplete our General Fund by a large amount 
and serio.usly weaken our International. 

Our projection allowed the Brotherhood to replace 
the Representatives we have lost since 1981 and make 
other essential adjustments . . . But our projection did 
not allow for necessary new programs such as a Defense 
Fund . . . 

We, therefore, did another projection. We looked at 

what would happen if we did not increase our per capita, 
but the International was to institute the defense fund 
and other new programs. Let us assume that the new 
programs stopped our membership loss. Even under 
these circumstances, that is no further membership loss, 
we could not afford these new programs. The Interna- 
tional would be forced to operate at a serious deficit, 
and our General Fund would be depleted by a substantial 

The Committee's findings, based on our thorough 
review and projections, is this: There is a definite need 
for an increase in per capita and initiation fees as 
proposed by the General Executive Board if this con- 
vention wants to provide our International with the 
necessary resources to move the Brotherhood ahead in 
the coming years. We therefore support the General 
Executive Board's proposals. 



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The World's Rain Forests Must Be Managed, Too! 2 

Industrial Advisory Committee Meets 5 

Coordination Pays Off In Flooring Industry Negotiations 5 

Baggage Handling System Installed by Chicago Millwrights 7 

Fibreboard Litigation Poses Mounting Problems For L-P 9 

Carpenter's Guide from the Time of Andrew Jackson 10 

100th Congress Faces Critical Legislation . 11 

AFL-CIO Union Industries Show 13 

Dun-Par Chose to be 100% Union! 14 

Carpenter of Nazareth Edified in Bronze by Cleveland Carpenter .... 15 

Retirees' Needs to be Studied by 15 Unions 28 

Ode to the Hole in the Road R. H. Williams 29 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 8 

Labor News Roundup 12 

Local Union News 17 

We Congratulate 20 

Apprenticeship and Training 21 

Steward Training 22 

Members in the News 23 

Safety and Health: Right-To-Know Teleconference 24 

Consumer Clipboard: Test Smoke Detectors 25 

Plane Gossip 26 

Retirees Notebook 27 

Service to the Brotherhood 30 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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Many of the underdeveloped nations 
of the world are turning to their timber 
resources for much needed revenue. 
Struggling to pay off their debts to inter- 
national banks and supply farmland to 
their people, they are, in some cases, 
seriously depleting the world supply of 
hardwoods and exotic-grained woods used 
m wood paneling and cabinetmaking. 

Evidence of the strong emphasis being 
placed on native timbers as a marketable 
resource is found in the large number of 
stamps being issued by many emerging 
nations of the Tropics. Our front and 
back covers for April show some of these 

In some cases the names of these 
nations have changed, as native govern- 
ments take over from their colonial mas- 
ters. There is no longer a British Hon- 
durus, for example. It is now the Central 
American nation of Belize. The African 
nation of Malawi was once the British 
protectorate of Nyasaland. Cameroon, 
Gabon, and the Central African Republic 
were once divisions of French Equatorial 
Africa. The stamp showing Queen Eliz- 
abeth and a logging truck was once issued 
by the British protectorate of the Solo- 
mon Islands in the Southwest Pacific. In 
1978 this island chain, known so well to 
thousands of World War II veterans, was 
granted its independence. Republique dii 
Congo was once part of the Belgian 
Congo, which is now Zaire. The stamp 
showing an elephant lifting a log is from 

Timber from the world's rain forests 
were once predominantly controlled by 
the colonial powers. Today, many new 
emerging nations are beginning to rec- 
ognize that conservation practices must 
be instituted, if their natural resources 
are to be maintained for future genera- 

The stamps on our covers are from 
Raymond Schuessler, Venice, Fla. 

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Loading a truck with logs at Lalara in Gabon, Central Africa. The logs are being 
removed for a road project. About two thirds of Gabon is covered by a dense equatorial 
rainforest containing more than 3,000 species of vegetation, including Gabon mahog- 
any, a hardwood that forms the backbone of the nation's forest products industry. 

Photo by World Bank 

Loggers on a river in the Philippines, moving logs to the mill for Sarmieto Industries 
Inc., a beneficiary of IPC Plywood Investments. Sarmieto Industries is a plywood 
producer and exporter. 

Photo by World Bank 

A Kenyan woodworker cuts timber for the 
Panafrican Paper Mill. 

"Years ago, rain forests circled the 
earth in abundance from South America 
to Africa, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Yet 
in the time it takes you to read this 
sentence, another eight acres of rainforest 
will have been bulldozed and burned off 
the face of the earth." 

That's what the World Wildlife Fund 
states in a recent letter to potential 

"The vast, lush emerald rain forests 
immortalized by Kipling are rapidly dwin- 
dling, whether they are in Asia, Africa, 
or South America. The culprits? Insatiable 
raw material demands from the industial- 
ized world coupled with mounting popu- 
lations in the developing countries." 

So states Science News in an article 
entitled "Saving Tropical Forests." 

"The World Bank funds projects re- 
sponsible for the destruction of an esti- 
mated 100 acres of rain forest every minute 
. . . It's been estimated that half of the 
world's species exist in rain forests. It's 
imperative that the World Bank consider 
the environmental consequences of the 
projects it funds." 

Those words were uttered outside 
the World Bank's headquarters in 
Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago, 
by Russell Wild, spokesman for a group 
called the Rain Forest Action Network, 
during a sidewalk demonstration. As he 
said this, three members of the network 
rappelled down the side of the building 
and unfurled a huge banner stating, 
"World Bank Destroys Tropical Rain 
Forests," before they were taken into 
police custody. 


And so it goes . . . one medium and 
one activist group after another noting 
the growing ecological problems of the 
world's tropical rain forests. 

Judging by the smoke rising from this 
environmental issue, we decided that 
there must be "fire" in the depths of 
the world's jungles and on tropical 
mountain tops. There must be some- 
thing of concern for this generation and 
future generations of woodworkers . . . 
something of concern for our union. 

These are some of our findings: 

Many leaders of developing nations 
view their rain forests as a ready source 
of cash. Their governments have not 
instituted or enforced conservation pro- 
grams or tree farm systems which will 
preserve woods for future generations 
or set up harvesting quotas such as are 
established in U.S. and Canadian na- 
tional forests. 

Although rain forest soil is poor and 
quickly depleted by agriculture, slash- 
ing and burning the forests for culti- 
vation is the single largest cause of 
tropical forest loss around the world. 

In Peninsular Malaysia, where rain 
forests are being converted to profitable 
oil palm farms and rubber plantations, 
less than half of the forests of a gen- 
eration ago remain. Although conver- 
sion is not taking place as swiftly as 
envisioned 10 years ago, environmen- 
tahsts fear all Malaysian rain forests 
will be gone in another generation. 

In Indonesia, which contains the larg- 
est rain forest in Asia (nearly one-tenth 
the world total), much has been har- 
vested already. Log production multi- 
plied sixfold during the 1960s and 1970s. 
Farmers and transmigrant settlers also 
are eliminating large areas, but Indo- 
nesia's plan to carve big settlements 
out of the forests is being implemented 
more slowly than expected. 

In Africa, Cameroon has experienced 
extensive disruption by timber com- 
panies and farmers. On the Ivory Coast, 
more than 70% of the primary forest at 
the turn of the century is now cleared, 
and the rest may be gone within a 

Much of Africa makes up a similar 
casualty list: Nigeria, most forest dis- 
rupted; Sierra Leone, very few areas 
undisturbed; Ghana, little or no virgin 
forest remains; Madagascar, much slash- 
and-burn farming. Still, an estimated 
two-thirds of Africa's remaining tropi- 
cal lowland rain forests — one-fifteenth 
of the world's, mainly along the equator 
in Zaire — seem most Ukely to survive 
without drastic change into the 21st 

South America's Amazon basin con- 
tains the world's largest rain forest — 
ten times the size of Texas. Ecuador 
pumps oil from its share of Amazonia; 

Peru beheves its future lies in defores- 
tation of the jungle for agriculture; in 
Brazil, cattle ranches, iron and gold 
mines, and extensive highways have 
been carved out of the jungle. The 
coastal portions of the forest in Brazil 
and Ecuador have been heavily logged. 

Peter White of the National Geo- 
graphic Society reports that in the Am- 
azon Basin "the cutting has been great, 
but the forest is so much greater that 
all in all it seems like a drop in the 
bucket." But he adds that some ecol- 
ogists claim Amazonia could be com- 
pletely deforested within 35 years if the 
rate at which cutting in certain areas 
has been increasing should continue. 

John Spears, forestry adviser of the 

World Bank, says that if a significant 
part of the world's remaining tropical 
forest is to be preserved, there will 
have to be a shift in the emphasis of 
forestry aid to developing countries — 
to focus on how to improve the income 
and quality of life of 200 million small 
farmers living in the forest. 

Others call for sensible development 
plans. Large chunks of forest should 
be left entirely alone, they say, provided 
other substantial chunks can be put into 
sustained and profitable production. 

Spears told White that since 1900 the 
wet tropical forest area has declined by 
more than half. Of some one billion 
hectares (4 million square miles) left in 
1980, about 12% will go by the year 

By James P. Blair ®1983 National Geographic Society 

Ripping through a virgin stand of tropical rain forest in Papua New Guinea, a 
lumberman's chain saw destroys another part of earth's most complex natural habi- 
tat. Since no two rain forests are quite the same — not even parts of the same forest — 
the destruction of even a small area can result in the extinction of uncounted species. 

By James P. Blair ^1983 National Geographic Society 

A gold mine spills down the mountainside at Serra Pelada in the Amazon forest of 
Brazil. Mining, development, and agriculture are carving vast areas out of the 
world's largest rain forest in South America's Amazon basin. 

APRIL 1987 

An international task force reported in late 1985 thai more than 27 million acres of tropical forests — an area 
about the size as the stale of Indiana — are lost each year. The single greatest factor in forest destruction is 
the spread of agriculture, which includes raising livestock as well as crops, according to the task force 
convened by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Resources 
Institute. At this rate, more than a half billion acres will be cleared by the year 2000 . . . 13 years from now. 

2000, leaving about 900 million hec- 

"If nothing is done to check world 
population growth and to control trop- 
ical deforestation," he said, there may 
only be 500 million by the middle of the 
next century; by 2100, nothing. 

Of what concern is this to us — lumber 
and sawmill workers, carpenters, and 

If you're a cabinetmaker, do you 
know what you'd have to pay for a 
sheet of rosewood as it becomes more 
scarce. What about the scarcity of ma- 
hogany? Teak? 

If you're a lumber and sawmill worker, 
you should know that some multina- 
tional corporations of the forest prod- 
ucts industry are already importing tim- 
ber from many cheap-labor countries, 
sometimes as ballast in the cargo holds 
of merchant vessels, sometimes as spe- 
cial veneers for plywood mills in North 

Plentiful or scarce, imported wood 
products will affect American and Ca- 
nadian markets in the years ahead, and 
labor and management alike should be 
aware of the consequences of changes 
in the world's supply of valuable timber, 
whether it be in the tropical zones or 
the temperate zones of this commer- 
cially-shrinking world. UDIJ 

Wildjires in Rain Forests . . . THEY HAPPEN 

It may be the biggest forest fire on record — 
certainly one of the worst environmental 
disasters of the century — burning out of 
control from January to June 1983, destroy- 
ing more than 8.6 million acres on the island 
of Borneo. 

And it occurred where no one thought it 
could ever happen: a rain forest. 

Once considered immune to burning, the 
world's already shrinking tropical forests are 
now threatened with a new danger — wild- 

What sparked the 1983 blaze in an isolated 
area of East Kalimantan, in the Indonesian 
portion of Borneo, is still not fully known. 
But Indonesian government officials and 
environmentalists believe several forces, 
natural and human, combined to touch off 
such devastation: a rare prolonged drought, 
the effects of logging operations in the forest, 
and slash-and-burn land-clearing methods 
along its fringes. 

Logged rain forests, even when timber is 
selectively harvested, are more vulnerable 
to fire. Cutting down trees opens up some 
of the forest canopy, drying out places that 
were once dripping wet. Crude paths and 
roads cleared for logging provide a route for 
the rapid spread of fire. Often sloppy logging 
practices, which leave wood debris on the 
forest floor, add fuel for the fire. 

In some places in the eastern Amazon 
area of Brazil, about 40% of the canopy has 
been lost to logging, reports botanist Chris- 

topher Uhl of Pennsylvania State University. 
When grazing land adjacent to a logged rain 
forest is burned for weed control, fire fre- 
quently spreads into the forest. 

"It is really striking. A pasture fire will 
stop at the edge of a virgin, unlogged rain 
forest and die out," says Uhl, who has spent 
eight years in the Amazon basin. 

Logging is expected to increase in the 
Brazilian Amazon during the next 20 years, 
Uhl says, putting even more rain forests in 
a fire-prone condition. In the northern part 
of the vast state of Para, he visited 15 cattle 
ranches with logging operations and found 
that the forests on more than half had caught 
fire shortly after being cut. 

When the Brazilian government offered 
financial incentives to develop cattle-ranch- 
ing on a large scale in the Amazon, it required 
that half of each landholding be reserved in 
virgin forest. 

But when ranching eventually failed to be 
profitable, ranchers started exploiting their 
timber resources, selling logging rights on 
virgin tracts. Enforcement of the "50% law" 
was generally ignored. 

Often more trees are cut than are actually 
harvested, Uhl says. "Thousands of square 
kilometers of cut-up forest end up scarred 
with bulldozer tracks and littered with dead 
slash," he says. 


National Geographic News Service 




Industrial Advisory Committee Meets, 
Reviews Industrial Sector Activities 

The Industrial Advisory Committee, 
which is composed of nine leaders of 
industrial locals and councils appointed 
by General President Campbell, met at 
the General Office in late February. At 
the meeting. President Campbell charged 
the committee with providing guidance 
both to him and to the Industrial De- 
partment on industrial sector activities 
and issues including industry-widebar- 
gaining and organizing, training pro- 
grams and materials for business rep- 
resentatives and members, the 
Organizing-Industrial Bulletin, and the 
Brotherhoods' Constitution and Laws 
as applied to the industrial sector. 

The committee began its two days 
of meetings by taking an in-depth look 
at the UBC's industrial membership and 
the councils and locals that service 
them. Reports were then presented on 
the Forest Products Board, the Mill- 
Cabinet Board, the Canadian situation, 
and plans for training conferences in- 
cluding the 1988 Industrial Conference 
and the October 1987 seminar for new 
business representatives. 

A lengthy discussion was held on 
new directions taken toward industry 
and company-wide strategies. The com- 
mittee saw that in many cases in 
the past, agreements were negotiated 
on a plant-by-plant basis with limited 
coordination with other UBC units of 
the same company or industry. The 
committee discussed how better co- 
ordination and other company and in- 
dustry-wide approaches might help lo- 
cals in bargaining and in maintaining 
decent union standards. 

Targeted organizing was presented 
as part of this approach. Target orga- 
nizing means identifying plants and 
companies in UBC industries which, if 

The Industrial Advisory Committee, pictured above, front row, from left, includes R. 
Denny Scott, UBC collective bargaining specialist; Ray Wljite, secrelaiy Southern Coun-^ 
cil of Industrial Worliers: General President Campbell; Milce Fishman, assistant to the 
General President. In the bacli row, from left, are Wally Malakoff, industrial department 
economist; Fred Miron, president Local 2693, Port Arthur, Ont.. Charles Bell, secretary 
Indiana Industrial Council; Peter Budge, Local 1165, Wilmington, N.C.: Joe Lia Jr., 
executive secretary treasurer N. Y. Slate Council; and Alan Maddison, business repre- 
sentative Local 2076, Kelowna, B.C. Not pictured is James Bledsoe, secretary Western 
District Council of Lumber' Production and Industrial Workers. 

organized, would strengthen our bar- 
gaining position and our members' 
working conditions. Organizing would 
thus be tied directly to collective bar- 
gaining and to the needs of our existing 
members. In turn, councils and locals 
will be called on to assist in these 
organizing efforts. The committee, af- 
ter reviewing current organizing efforts, 
determined that this participation by 
councils and locals is absolutely essen- 
tial if we are to organize enough new 
members to make the UBC grow. 

The Advisory Committee then turned 
its attention to structures and programs, 
such as the Carpenters National Health 
and Welfare and Pension Plans and 
special status for laid off members, 
which would help the Brotherhood 

maintain closer links to current and 
former industrial members. In cases 
where a UBC represented shop moves 
or closes, members may lose their ties 
to the Brotherhood even though they 
have a continuing need for represen- 
tation at new workplaces. The Indus- 
trial Department was directed to pre- 
pare working papers on these and other 
issues for the committee's considera- 

The Industrial Advisory Committee 
provides a valuable means for the UBC 
to develop programs and directions best 
suited to the needs of the industrial 
membership. The existence of the Board 
is another indication of the Brother- 
hood's strong commitment to the in- 
dustrial sector. line 

Coordination Pays Off in Flooring Industry Negotiations 

The Joint Bargaining Committee from 
Tenness'ee included Local 2825 members 
Larry Franco, Tonnie Mosley, Debra Burr, 
Jimmy Cobbs, and Ray Mayfield; Local 
2509 Members David Cole, Herbert Lus- 
ter, Nancy Sipes, Linda Nunnally, and 
Larzell Smith; and SCIW Representatives, 
Alvin Smith and Tim Byrd; and SCIW Ex- 
ecutive Secretary Ray White. 

The new emphasis in the UBC's in- 
dustrial sector is on better coordination 
through industry-wide and company- 
wide strategies. The UBC Forest Prod- 
ucts Joint Bargaining Board has used 
this approach successfully in dealing 
with the major forest products corpo- 
rations, and the recently appointed Mill- 
Cabinet Board is looking into ways of 
applying this strategy to that industry. 

In recent negotiations with Bruce 
Hardwood Floors, unity and coordi- 
nation paid off in winning a solid three- 
year agreement for 1 ,200 employees at 
two UBC-represented plants in Ten- 
nessee. The policy was coordinated 

with the help of the UBC Industrial 
Department, but it was the activity of 
the Southern Council of Industrial 
Workers and the membership that re- 
sulted in a successful settlement. 

The two keys were thorough prepa- 
ration and coordination between UBC 
bargaining units in negotiations. 

Preparation began six months in ad- 
vance of negotiations. With materials 
on the company's structure and fi- 
nances prepared by the UBC's Indus- 
trial and Special Programs Depart- 
ments, education programs were"" 

Continued on Page 16 

APRIL 1987 



Secretary of Labor William E. Brock announced a 
total of $1 ,058,486 in grants for dislocated workers 
in Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont, who are dis- 
placed due to plant closures and foreign and do- 
mestic competition. 

The funds are authorized under Title III of the Job 
Training Partnership Act and will provide dislocated 
workers with retraining and other supportive serv- 
ices to re-enter the workforce. 

"Through JTPA, we are able to address these 
problems at the community level, where local lead- 
ers can make the decisions that affect businesses 
that are familiar to them," Brock said. 

Workers will receive career assessment; job 
search assistance; and/or classroom, on-the-job, or 
entrepreneurial training as necessary. Supportive 
services may include personal and financial coun- 
seling, child care and transportation reimbursement, 
work clothing and tools, and medical care. 

The dislocated worker program aids workers who 
have been, or are about to be, laid off due to 
technological change, foreign competition, or the 
permanent closing of a plant or facility. Training is 
also provided for workers who are unlikely to return 
to their previous industry or occupation, with little 
prospect for local employment or re-employment. 


The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts that 
employment in the nuclear area will rise slightly 
between 1986 and 1991. 

The DOE data, which is based on an analysis by 
the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, shows total 
employment rising from 248,200 to 255,500 over 
the five-year period. 

The fastest growth is seen in the area of com- 
mercial waste management, with moderate growth 
seen for reactor services and defense-related work. 
Growth in these areas is expected to offset declines 
in the areas of reactor manufacturing, design and 
engineering, and special materials production. 

The number of scientists employed in the nuclear 
area is expected to grow from 8,000 to 8,900, while 
the number of engineers is expected to decline 
slightly from 51,200 to 50,200. 

However, the outlook for graduates of nuclear 
engineering programs is expected to remain bullish. 


The government's main gauge of future economic 
activity dropped 1 % in January, its steepest decline 
in 30 months, reflecting a sharp slowdown in busi- 
ness spending resulting from the new tax revision 

The drop in the index of leading economic indica- 
tors — which is designed to foreshadow economic 
activity of the next three to six months — followed a 
rise of 2.3% in December. 

Many economists said they had anticipated the 
decline because businesses speeded up purchases 
of goods at the end of last year to take advantage 
of tax breaks that expired Jan. 1 , creating a bulge. 


Unemployment rates were 6% or higher in 28 
states in December, the Labor Department's Bu- 
reau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Fourteen states reported jobless rates between 
6% and 7.9%, while 10 states had rates between 
8% and 9.9%. 

Double-digit jobless rates were reported by Loui- 
siana, with 13.7%; West Virginia, with 12.1%; Mis- 
sissippi, with 1 1 .7%; and Alaska, with 1 1 .0%. 

States with the lowest unemployment rates in De- 
cember were New Hampshire, 2.5%; Delaware and 
Massachusetts, 3.1%; Connecticut, 3.5%; and New 
Jersey, 3.9%. 

Over the year ending in December 1986, unem- 
ployment rates declined in 29 states, with 12 states 
reporting decreases in joblessness of 1% or more. 
The largest declines were registered in Nevada, 
with 2.7% drop, and Pennsylvania, with a 2.6% 

Of the 1 6 states reporting over-the-year increases 
in unemployment rates, eight states had increases 
of 1% or more. The largest jumps in joblessness 
occurred in Texas and Louisiana, with increases of 
2.4% each, and Mississippi, with a 2.3% increase. 


An expert advisory panel created by Congress 
will soon recommend a standardized national fee 
schedule for payment of physicians who treat the 
31 million elderly and disabled people under Medi- 
care, the federal health-insurance program. 

Members of the panel said a fee schedule would 
reduce the geographic variation in doctors' fees and 
make the cost of physician services more predict- 
able for consumers. 

In its first annual report, the panel calls for major 
changes in the payment system used by Medicare 
for two decades. 

Members of the panel, the Physician Payment 
Review Commission, said the current system was 
inherently inflationary and had become so complex 
that neither doctors nor patients understand it. 

Dr. Philip R. Lee, chairman of the 13-member 
commission, said a fee schedule would help control 
the cost of Medicare payments to physicians. 

Medicare spending for physician services has in- 
creased by an average of 18% a year since the 
mid-1970s, he said. The government paid doctors 
more than $19 billion last year. The total is ex- 
pected to rise further, in part because of the grow- 
ing numbers of elderly people. Dr. Lee said. 


Sort piers are the final desti- 
nation of baggage upon com- 
pletion of the automated 
sorting process. There are 
now 80 such piers. The new 
system, which has the capac- 
ity to sort and distribute at 
the rate of 60 to 75 parcels 
per minute, is synchronized 
and controlled by computers. 

Computer-Controlled Baggage Handling System 
Installed at O'Hare by Chicago Millwrights 

Members of Millwrights Local 1693 
of the Chicago and Northeast Ilinois 
District Council recently completed the 
installation of one of the most sophis- 
ticated airport baggage handling sys- 
tems in the world. 

The system was installed for Amer- 
ican Airlines at Chicago's O'Hare In- 
ternational Airport, one of the world's 
busiest terminals. 

The manufacturer and contractor for 
the installation of the equipment was 
B.A.E. Automated Systems of Dallas, 

The system is contained in an under- 
ground structure with an overall size of 
300 feet x 350 feet, which provides 
more than 100,000 square feet of space 
to house the three tiers of conveyors. 

A concrete structure above the bag- 
gage handling system is used for parking 
and passenger loading of the aircraft. 
The carpentry talents necessary for the 
unusual structure were provided by 
members of UBC Local 181, Chicago, 
and members of the Chicago and North- 
east Illinois District Council of Carpen- 

The installation of the computer-con- 
Continued on page 38 

The new baggage handling system at O'Hare International Airport is explained by 
airport managers at a large model of the huge terminal. Around the display case, from 
left, are William Gundich, financial secretary of Millwrights Local 1693; George Vest Jr., 
president of the Chicago and Northeast Illinois District Council: Earl Oliver, president 
and business representative of Local 1693: Douglas Banes, secretary and business 
manager of the Northwestern Illinois District Council: Mel Sharp, president and chief 
executive officer of BAEI Automated Systems: Thomas Rush Jr., general foreman on the 
project: Kenneth Borg, president and business manager. Carpenters Local 181: James 
Davis, assistant to the UBC General President: Charles Manchester, manager of facility 
maintenance for American Airlines: Carl Clause, manager. Chicago operations, BAEI 
Automated Systems: R.L. Neuman. supervisor of facility maintenance, American Air- 
lines: and W. Bud Hine, business manager. Local 1693. 

Color graphic monitors detect overloads and jams in the system. Another view of the baggage-handling system. 

APRIL 1987 



Every six seconds in Canada, a worl<er is injured 
on tlie job. More than 70 million working days are 
lost every year tfirough job-related injuries and dis- 

Canada's job fatality rate is one of tfie world's 
highest — ^far above comparable rates in the United 
States and Europe. On a per capita basis, for ex- 
ample, five times as many Canadians are killed 
each year in manufacturing, and six times as many 
in construction, than the numbers of Americans 
killed in those industries. 

Canadians are twice as likely to die from job 
hazards as in car accidents, 18 times more likely to 
die violently at work than to be killed outside the 
workplace, 28 times more likely to suffer injury on 
the job than to be the victim of a criminal assault off 
the job. 

Nor is this work carnage confined to private sec- 
tor industries. The public sector is not safe, either. 
Every year, nearly 200 public employees in Canada 
are killed at work. 

If you work for the federal government, your 
chances of being injured on the job are greater if 
you're employed as a clerk or typist than if you're 
an Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. 


Unions representing 271 ,000 provincial govern- 
ment employees from across Canada have decided 
to join forces in their fight against the privatization 
of pubUc services. 

Representatives of Quebec unions described the 
problems they have been having with privatization 
and developed strategies to reverse the trend. 

"It became clear from this meeting that privatiza- 
tion is not saving governments money," said 
NUPGE President John Fryer at a news conference 
following the meeting. "It also became clear that it 
doesn't lead to improved services — it does the re- 


In a five-two decision recently announced the Su- 
preme Court of Canada upheld the Ontario Retail 
Holiday Act. The act requires most stores to close 
60 days a year, including all Sundays; with penal- 
ties as high as $10,000 a day for those that remain 

The judges of the Supreme Court were divided 
as to whether the Ontario law infringes the freedom 
of religion guarantee of the Charter of Rights and 
Freedom. But, in upholding the law, the majority 
said that any infringement was reasonably justified, 
in view of the respite for retail workers intended by 
the law. 

"The act was not a surrepticious attempt to en- 
courage religious Vi/orship, but rather was enacted 
for the secular purpose of providing uniform holi- 
days for retail workers," Chief Justice Brian Dickson 
stated, in writing the majority judgment. 

"The desirability of enabling parents to have reg- 
ular days off from work, in common with their child's 
day off from school and with a day off enjoyed by 
most other family and community members, is self- 

The Ontario law permits some retail outlets, such 
as gas stations, drug stores, and corner groceries, 
to remain open on Sunday. 

The ruling does not affect already legal Sunday 
shopping in Alberta and B.C. In 1985, the high 
court unanimously rejected the provisions of the 
Lords' Day Act, which has been used in Alberta to 
regulate Sunday shopping there. 


What workers in Canada need is a comprehen- 
sive right-to-know law that gives full information 
about all workplace hazards, and chemical products 
in particular. We need to know the chemical name 
of the hazard, all the available information about the 
hazard, and how it can be effectively controlled — in 
other words, full education in the prevention of inju- 
ries due to the health hazards of dangerous mate- 
rials. Government administrators are currently draft- 
ing legislation that will require labels and other 
measures to protect workers from hazardous mate- 

A project called the Workplace Hazardous Mate- 
rials Information System produced a report in April 
1985 built on a consensus between labour, busi- 
ness, and representatives of the federal and provin- 
cial governments. The report has been submitted 
as a standard which the new rules should follow. 

The report calls for: 

• a label for all hazardous materials; 

• a data sheet (MSDS) for all hazardous materials 
giving further information about the material, toxi- 
cological data (how poisonous it is) and precau- 
tions for safe handling and use; 

• a worker education program about the precau- 
tions to be taken in handling or using dangerous 
materials, to be developed and delivered in con- 
sultation with the joint health and safety commit- 
tee in the workplace. 

All workplaces will be covered, which means that 
workplaces like hospitals, schools, offices, and pub- 
lic works will have to have hazardous materials 
labeled, with a proper Data Sheet and a worker 
education program covering all the dangerous ma- 
terials used in the workplace. 

The main thing is to know what is in the products 
being used, and there are rules in WHMIS requiring 
the disclosure of chemical names of the hazardous 
ingredients of a product. So-called genuine trade 
secrets are protected under WHMIS, but the sup- 
plier has to justify the claim against strict tests for 



Fibreboard Litigation Poses 
Mounting Problems for L-P 

L-P's 1978 acquisition of Fibreboard 
Corp. is once again coming back to 
haunt the wood products company. L- 
P's recently released consolidated fi- 
nancial statement for the year 1986 
contains a qualified opinion from Arthur 
Anderson and Co., an independent au- 
diting firm retained to audit L-P's fi- 
nancial statements. The source of the 
problem for L-P is a growing number 
of asbestos exposure liability lawsuits 
being filed against the company. 

As health risks related to asbestos 
exposure have received more attention, 
claims against Fibreboard and other 
manufacturers have increased. Johns- 
Manville Corp., the nation's largest 
producer, was forced into bankruptcy 
in 1982. 

To date, insurers for L-P's Fibre- 
board operations have paid more than 
$150 million in court-awarded and out- 
of-court settlements relating to personal 
injury lawsuits filed against the com- 
pany which for years produced asbes- 
tos. However, the number of new law- 
suits are mounting at a rate greater than 
that anticipated by L-P, raising the 
possibility that the company's insur- 
ance will not cover the full extent of 
their liability. 

An independent auditor commenting 
on the qualified financial statement in- 
dicated that a qualified audit always 
raises concern. "The auditors don't 
know the extent of the company's lia- 
bility, but it could be a material amount," 
said Harold Mayhew, an independent 
Portland, Ore., forest industry financial 

Fibreboard Acquisition: 
A Problem from the Start 

As far back as 1981, L-P was involved 
in a federal court case in which the 
company was accused of committing 
acts of fraud, market manipulation, and 
misrepresentation in connection with 
its acquisition of Fibreboard Corp. in 
1978. The suit charged that both com- 
panies conspired to, and did, depress 
the price of Fibreboard common stock 
by issuing false press releases. L-P paid 
$17 per share for the Fibreboard when 
some estimates of the company's value 
ran as high as $32 per share. 

The jury returned a guilty verdict 
against L-P after a trial that included 
tape recordings of crucial conversations 
which had been erased "without con- 
scious thought," four cartoons of doc- 
uments that disappeared wtiile in L-P's 
possession, and witnesses who couldn't 
recall or who contradicted their own 
earlier testimony. L-P agreed to a $5.3 
million damage settlement prior to the 
jury returning a damage finding. 

There were so many inconsistencies, 
said juror Joseph Gallagher of Spring- 
field, Penn., "that sometimes I got a 
laughing spell and couldn't have stopped 
if my mother and father dropped dead . ' ' 

Despite the legal- difficulties, L-P 
Chairman Harry A. Merlo defended the 
acquisition. "We got 140,000 acres of 
timber. We got one of the best high 
temperature-insulation businesses in 
America . . . We have two box plants 
that have made nothing but money." 
What L-P also got in the bargain is 
some 45,000 lawsuits that now seriously 
threaten L-P's financial performance. 

Keep Up the 
L-P Boycott 

The Brotherhood's nationwide 
boycott of L-P wood products 
has proven to be an effective 
means of curtailing company sales. 
Over the course of the past couple 
of years, field reports from boy- 
cott coordinators indicate that 
nearly 600 retail lumber stores 
have stopped selling L-P products 
as a direct result of UBC con- 
sumer handbilling. 

It's important that there be 
continuous inspection activity at 
the lumber yards within your ju- 
risdiction to determine whether 
or not L-P products have been 
reintroduced into the store. UBC 
Representative Steve Flynn re- 
ports that locals in Massachusetts 
and other New England states are 
closely monitoring lumber retail- 
ers in the area for L-P products. 

After word circulated that a 
Medford, Mass. , lumber yard had 
restocked Louisiana Pacific prod- 
ucts since the local boycott was 
launched. Organizer Joseph Rob- 
icheau visited the yard and was 
taken on an inspection tour by 
the yard foreman. No L-P prod- 
ucts were found. 

The rumor, though unfounded, 
got Local 218 members to think- 
ing about the situation. Now 
they're planning a full inspection 
of all lumber yards in their area 
to be positive that no L-P prod- 
ucts are being stocked and sold, 
and they suggest that other UBC 
locals should do the same. 


L-P Waferwood: Key Boycott Target 

L-P's major profit product, waferboard, is a key UBC boycott target. 
Next time you visit your local lumber dealer, check for tfiis and other 
L-P wood products. The L-P waferboard is easily recognizable by its 
bright orange edge color and the L-P logo imprinted on the side of the 

Don't Buy These Louisiana-Pacific Products 

Unfair L-P Brand Names include: L-P Wolmanized; Cedartone; 
Waferwood; Fibrepine; Oro-Bord, Redex; Sidex; Ketchikan; Pabco; 

APRIL 1987 

Carpenter's Guide 
from the Time of 
Andrew Jackson 

When was the last time you sat down to a drawing board 
and laid out a cuneoidal soffit or a winding soffit or an 
ascending or descending groin with jack ribs? Have you 
ever designed a polygonal roof or laid out an irregular roof 
in ledgement with all of its beams lying bevel upon the 

These are some of the brain-boggling exercises in prac- 
tical geometry contained in The Carpenter's New Guide — 
Being a Complete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery, 
a 157-year-old book handed down through the generations 
to the late John Mooney, who was a member of Carpenters 
Local 101, Baltimore, Md., and who passed the book on 
to his son, John, of Laurel, Md. 

Old timers in the construction trade will often say to 
you, "They don't build houses like they used to." This 
book will support the old timers' argument, for it shows 
clearly that master carpenters of the 19th century were 
able to stretch their imaginations. Time and a more leisurely 
world permitted many architectural masterpieces in home 
and commercial construction. Peter Nicholson, author of 
the ancient volume, describes how to draw niches, arches, 
and groins along circular walls on irregular bases. He shows 
how to install skylights into a dome of multiple sides of 
one foot each. For joiners, he offers tips on installing rails 
with butt joints and plans for intricate stairs. 

Published in 1830 by John Grigg, No. 9 North Fourth 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa., (William Brown, printer) the well- 
worn volume bears the signatures of more than one owner — 
craftsmen carrying on a worthy tradition to the present 
day. DDfi 

The author's drawing for a cylindro-cylindric arch, also 
known as a Welsh groin. It is an under-pitch groin for 
which the side and body arches are both given semicir- 
cles, or they may be similar segments of circles cutting 
through one another whose intersections do not meet in a 
plane surface. The place of the ribs will not be straight 
upon the plan, but will generate a curved line. 

Nicholson describes the intersecting angle ribs of a groin stand- 
ing upon an octagonal plan, with the side and body ribs being 
given to the same height. 

The author explains that this is a bevel groin and that the 
ribs must lie in the same direction as the plane of the 
groin, which will make them longer than their corre- 
sponding top arches. 



cue Legislative Update 

100th Congress Faces 
Critical Legislation 

The 100th U.S. Congress quickly got 
down to the nation's unfinished busi- 
ness when it convened in January. The 
Water Quality Act of 1987 was quickly 
passed over the president's veto. This 
legislation, which calls for an expend- 
iture of $1 billion for waste-water proj- 
ects, is expected to generate a demand 
for as much as 161,500 tons of steel 
products, alone—enough to get the na- 
tion's steel industry back on its feet. 
Construction jobs should mushroom as 
appropriations from this legislation are 
spread through the states. 

Medicare, Medicaid 
Costs Under Attacl( 

The Reagan Administration's budget 
calls for some $36 billion in spending 
cuts from current services, excluding 
the impact of the proposed increase in 
military spending. The major cuts are 
focused on health benefits for senior 
citizens, the poor, and veterans; edu- 
cation; and welfare. Medicare would be 
cut by $4.6 biUion and Medicaid by $1 .4 
billion. New Medicare beneficiaries over 
65 would have to pay insurance pre- 
miums amounting to 35% of the cost of 
coverage for doctor's services and out- 
of-hospital care, up from the present 
25%. Medicaid would be cut by $1.4 
billion through the capping of the reim- 

Millions of retired Americans depend 
on these benefits — benefits they have 
earned through decades of labor. Re- 
tirement can be a time of financial 
uncertainty, and it is the responsibility 
and purpose of these programs to ease 
that uncertainty. 

In a recent letter to representatives 
and senators, General President Patrick 
J. Campbell, First General Vice Presi- 
dent Sigurd Lucassen, and General 
Treasurer and Legislative Director 
Wayne Pierce wrote: 

"Our union has tens of thousands of 
retired members. We urge you to work 
for preserving the reality of a secure 
retirement for all Americans." 

Legislation to curb contractors who get 
around union agreements by setting up 
nonunion subsidiaries is urged by Building 
and Construction Trades Department 
President Robert A. Georgine at House 
hearings. With him are BCTD Legislative 
Director Leo Zeferetti. left, and General 
Counsel Laurence Cohen. 

Double Breasting 
Battle Resumes 

The 100th Congress now in session 
in Washington has before it House Res- 
olution 281 — The Construction Indus- 
try Labor Law Amendments of 1987. 
This is the so-called double-breasting 
bill designed to prevent construction 
contractors from underbidding their 
union construction work crews with 
low-paid, nonunion crews through 
"dummy" companies. 

H.R.281 has passed the U.S. House 
of Representatives three times, once by 
a margin of 56 votes and twice more 
on voice votes. It was stalled for a time 
in the Senate last year, and a veto by 
President Reagan was anticipated. 

The bill has been reintroduced by 
Congressman William L. Clay of Mis- 
souri, and it is co- j 

sponsored by 62 
Democrats and 
two Repubhcans. 
Senator Edward 
Kennedy of Mas- 
sachusetts has in- 
troduced a com- 
panion bill, S. 492, 
in the U.S. Sen- 
ate, and his bUl is 
cosponsored by 
Senators Alfonse 
D'Amato of New 
York, Bill Bradley 
of New Jersey , and 
Lowell Weicker of 

The bills are de- 
signed to amend 
the National La- 

bor Relations Act "to increase the sta- 
bility of collective bargaining in the 
building and construction industry," 
and they have the full support of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America and other unions of 
the Building and Construction Trades. 

'87 Highway Bill 
Would Create Jobs 

The United Brotherhood is urging 
U.S. senators to support Senate Res- 
olution 387 which would provide badly 
needed funds for the rebuilding and 
repair of U.S. highways. 

"This bill is both a job saver and a 
life saver," General Treasurer and Leg- 
islative Director Wayne Pierce told sen- 
ators. "The highways of our nation 
present a range of structural problems 
which are the natural consequence of 
age and increased usage. It is imperative 
for citizen safety and continued acces- 
sibility for transport that we undertake 
the long task of rebuilding our high- 

The bill, if passed, would create many 
jobs across the nation. The work in- 
volved is labor intensive, so that much 
of the $52 billion proposed in the leg- 
islation would go toward wages of the 
workers involved. 

The Carpenters Legislative Improve- 
ment Committee is urging members to 
write to their senators in favor of this 

Using the coupon at right, these UBC members have contrib- 
uted to the Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee in 
recent weeks: William Farkas, Local 54, Chicago, III,; N.J. 
Mikus, Local 721, Westminster, Calif.: William Downs, Local 
964, Yupon Beach, N.C; Scott Shelley, Local 8, Mt. Laurel, 
N.J. : John Souza, Local 36, Corning, Calif.: Vance Marvin, 
Local 1498, Provo, Utah: Douglas W. Scott, Local 2042, White 
City, Ore.: John M. Quick, Local 2064, Klamath, Calif: and 
Anthony Piscitelli, Local 188, Bronx, N. Y. 

Yes, I want to help! 

Here is my contribution to tiie Carpenters Legislative 
Improvement Committee. I know my participation 

n $10 n $15 n $20 n $25 n other 


Address . 




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101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, DC 20001 

Contributioiis to CLIC are voluntary and are not a condition of 
membership in the UBC or of employment with any employer. Members 
may refuse to contribute without any reprisal. Contributions will be used 
for political purposes including the support of candidates for federal 
office. CLIC does not solicit contributions iVom persons other than UBC 
members and their immediate families. Contributions firom other persons 
will be returned. 

APRIL 1987 


Labor News 

Labor for international 
action to prevent 
toxic, nuclear disasters 

The AFL-CIO joined in the Interna- 
tional Confederation of Free Trade 
Unions' call for a global effort to prevent 
industrial-environmental disasters like the 
one in Bhopal, India, where 2,500 people 
died in 1984. 

The ICFTU's 14-point proposal, which 
pledges trade union cooperation in shar- 
ing information and continuing research 
on chemical dangers, calls for specific 
action by Congress, the International 
Labor Organization, and corporations. 

Following- the Bhopal tragedy, a 12- 
member union fact-finding committee went 
to India and wrote a report on Bhopal in 
July 1985. Margaret Seminario, the AFL- 
CIO specialist on health and safety, rep- 
resented the federation, an ICFTU mem- 

"Americans should not regard Bhopal 
as unrelated to our workplaces," Semi- 
nario said. "The fact is that none of the 
conditions which led to the disaster would 
have been violations of specific standards 
or regulations of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration or the Envi- 
ronmental Protection Agency." 

Consumer Price Index 
reference base to 
change in 1988 

Unions using the Consumer Price In- 
dex in their wage bargaining will want to 
make note that beginning January 1988, 
there will be a change in reference base 
for the Consumer Price Index. As of the 
first of next year, the reference base of 
1967= 100 for CPI-W and CPI-U will be 
changed to 1982-42=100. 

The change in the reference base makes 
no difference in percentage movements 
in CPI from one period to another — but 
it does make a difference for COLA 
clauses that use index "points" rather 
than percentage changes in their calcu- 

bill spurned 
in New Mexico 

The New Mexico House of Represen- 
tatives overwhelmingly rejected a 
compulsory open-shop law which had 
been pushed by the National Right to 
Work Committee. 

Unions efforts to block the bill included 
a legislative action committee of more 
than 800 union members and television 
and radio ads featuring House Speaker 
Ray Sanchez. 

Ed Asner 
to be honored 
at BCTD dinner 

Former Screen Actors Guild President 
Edward Asner will be honored for his 
commitment to the labor-backed "Blue- 
print for Cure" Campaign with a dinner 
during the AFL-CIO Building and Con- 
struction Trade Department's legislative 
conference in Washington D.C., on April 
6. Proceeds from the dinner for the Emmy- 
Award-winning actor will go to the Dia- 
betes Research Institute. The Building 
Trades' campaign to build a center for 
the institute at the University of Miami, 
Fla., is in its second year. 

Plymouth Rubber 
added to 
unfair list 

The Plymouth Rubber Co. of Canton, 
Mass., where members of Rubber Work- 
ers Local 573 have been on strike since 
May 15, 1986, was added to the AFL- 
CIO Unfair List for a national boycott. 
The company's inflexible demands in- 
clude sharp benefit cuts, nonunion work- 
ers performing bargaining unit work, and 
limiting union representation rights. 
Plymouth makes insulating products un- 
der the brand names Plymouth, Slipknot, 
Plyvolt, Plysafe, Bishop, Plyflex. and 
Plytuff. Its rubber bands are sold under 
the names Plymouth, Revere, Patriot, 
and Cambridge, and its vinyls are sold 
as Plyhide and Plytron. Other products 
include upholstery, bookbinding, luggage 
materials, shoe-upper materials and Un- 
ings, coated fabrics, rubber shoe sohng 
materials, hospital sheets, and water- 
proof crib sheets and pads. 

Shipyard workers 
use marches to 
protest wage cuts 

Portland Ore., Metal Trades Council 
unions are protesting deep unilateral wage 
cuts imposed on 900 workers at Dil- 
lingham Ship Repair. The UBC is one of 
the unions involved in the dispute. 

The members of nine unions chose to 
conduct daily protest marches en masse 
to work to demonstrate solidarity rather 
than strike, while the unions pursue un- 
fair labor practice charges against the 
company. About 750 workers have been 
laid off, with production off 60%, ac- 
cording to Mike Fahey Sr., executive 
secretary of the council. 

The company hired nonunion workers 
"off the street" and brought in 54 pipe- 
fitters from East Coast Machinery Inc. 
of New York after laying off 100 union 
pipefitters. But Fahey said that most of 
the replacement workers lacked the nec- 
essary skills and have been laid off. 

flatware used 
at US Capitol 

Members of the House of Represen- 
tatives scrapped imported flatware used 
in the members' dining room after the 
Steelworkers and American steel manu- 
facturers presented them with 180 sets 
of American-made stainless steel flat- 

At a luncheon sponsored by the USWA 
and the Specialty Steel Industry of the 
United States, several hundred congress- 
men, union members, and industry offi- 
cials replaced flatware imported from 
Japan, Taiwan, and Korea with the "Made 
in the U.S.A." brand. 

Representatives of the USWA and the 
industry trade group met with House 
members to discuss the import restraint 
program, which is scheduled to expire 
July 19. The industry and union have 
petitioned to extend the program for four 

The petition said that, "the restraints 
have proven beneficial to the domestic 
industry," but measures of the industry's 
health, including production, employ- 
ment, and factory use, remain below the 
levels that existed before the "massive 
surge of imports" in 1981 and 1982. 

Coors replaces 
lie detector with 
drug test, survey 

The AFL-CIO Union Label and 
Service Trades Department in Wash- 
ington, D.C., reports that the Adolph 
Coors Co. replaced its lie detector tests 
for job applicants with a new form of 

Coors now requires applicants to 
take drug detecting urine tests and fill 
out a 12-page survey on views about 
lying and cheating, unions, sex, and 

Since the AFL-CIO and Teamsters 
launched nationwide boycotts against 
Coors in the late 1970s, the company's 
sales have dropped by millions of bar- 
rels of beer a year. Supporting the boy- 
cott efforts are minority, women's, 
church, and community groups. 

Boycott activity is expected to inten- 
sify in 1987 as Coors expands distribu- 
tion from a new plant in Virginia to 
New York and New Jersey. The two 
states represent nearly 10% of the U.S. 
beer market. 

Since 1960, Coors has busted from 
its plants the Teamsters, Asbestos 
Workers, Boilermakers, Brewery 
Workers, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Ce- 
ment Masons, Electricians, Glaziers, 
Iron Workers, Lathers, Linoleum Lay- 
ers, Millwrights, Painters, Pipefitters, 
Plumbers, Roofers, Sheet Metal Work- 
ers, and Tile, Marble and Terrazzo 



June 19-24, 1987 
Atlantic City, N.J. 



The AFL-CIO Union-Industries Show 
is about people — people in labor and 
management who together produce the 
products and services we use every 
day. The show offers consumers an 
unusual ghmpse behind the scenes to 
see how products are made and services 
performed. The show is about quality — 
the quality design, material, and work- 
manship which make American union- 
made products and union services among 
the world's finest. 

The show spotlights for visitors the 
skills American craftspeople bring to 
their jobs — in manufacturing, building, 
and construction, the service indus- 
tries, merchandising, public service, 
education, and special crafts. The show 
presents Hve demonstrations and dis- 
plays on topics from culinary skills to 
safety at home and on the job, energy 
conservation to theatrical arts, personal 
health to aerospace science. Special 
skills demonstrations in industries in- 
clude textiles, construction, printing, 
and much more. Working representa- 
tives from unions and business will 
discuss career and apprenticeship train- 
ing. Many exhibits are designed to let 
visitors try their hand at a special skill. 

The over 300 exhibitors at the show 
include the unions of the AFL-CIO, 
corporations whose products and serv- 
ices are produced by union workers, 
government agencies, and community 
service organizations. 

Admission to the Union-Industries Show 
is free. The general public is invited, 
and schools, clubs, and other organi- 
zations are encouraged to arrange group 
visits. Children must be accompanied 
by a parent, and school groups must 
have an aduh supervisor. 

Make it a point to come to the beach 
in Atlantic City, N.J., in June and see 
Americans making a better America.UUC 


Consult your local newspaper for ads 
featuring day trips to any Atlantic City, 
N.J., casino hotel. The buses usually 
arrive in Atlantic City before noon and 
stay about six hours — ample time to visit 
a casino and the AFL-CIO Union-Indus- 
tries Show. Passengers pay a fare and 
receive a casino "package" — a roll of 
quarters for the slots, a discount meal 
coupon and other bonuses. 

After you have tried your luck at the 
casino, stroll the famed Boardwalk to the 
convention center and take in the Union- 
Industries Show. Admission is free, but 
a ticket is required. Tickets may be 
obtained from your state federation of 
labor, central labor council, union label 
council, or the Union Label and Service 

Trades Department, AFL-CIO, 815 - I6th 
Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20006, 

Another possibility is chartering your 
own bus. A partial listing of area union 
bus companies is provided; for names in 
areas not listed, contact your state fed- 
eration of labor, central labor council, or 
local transportation union. 

If you are some distance from Atlantic 
City you may wish to put together an 
overnight visit on a chartered bus. Over- 
night packages can be made at a casino 
hotel or a non-casino hotel or motel. For 
a listing of hotels and motels contact the 
Atlantic City Convention and Visitors 
Bureau, 2314 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic 
City, NJ 08401, (609) 345-7536. 


Carl R. Bieber, Inc. 

Post Office Box 180 
Vine and Baldy Streets 
Kutztown, Pa. 19530 


Blue Bird Coach Lines, Inc. 

502 North Barry Street 
Olean, N.J. 14760 

Bonanza Bus Lines 

Post Office Box 1116 
Providence. R.I. 02901 

Brush Hill Trans. Company 

109 Norfolk Street 
Dorchester, Mass. 02124 

Gold Line/Gray Line 
of Washington 

333 "E" Street, S.W. 
Washington, D. C. 20024 

Greyhound Lines, Inc. 

2206 Atlantic Avenue, 

Room lA 

Atlantic City, N.J. 08401 


New Jersey Transit Bus 
Operations, Inc. 

180 Boyden Avenue 
Maplewood, N.J. 07040 

Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc. 

1776 Main Street 
Post Office Box 1776 
Springfield, Mass. 01102 

Raritan Valley Bus Company 

Box 312 

Metuchen, N.J. 08840 


Red and Tan Lines 

437 Tonnele Avenue 
Jersey City, N.J. 07306 

Short Line Bus System 

17 Franklin Turnpike 
Mahwah, N.J. 07430 

Starr Tours 

253 1 East State Street 
Trenton, N.J. 08619 

Trans-Bridge Lines 

2012 Industrial Drive 
Bethlehem, Pa. 18017 

APRIL 1987 


One extremely important 
facet of the UBC's Operation 
Turnaround program — ajacet 
that needs to be continually 
emphasized at union meet- 
ings, on and off the job — is 
the necessity of "giving 8Jor 
8. " That is the best answer to 
a member's frequently asked 
question, "What can I do?" 
Give our fair employers their 
money's worth, eight hours 
workjor eight hours pay. 

The following is a prime ex- 
ample of the importance of 
union construction productiv- 
ity. It's an open letter to our 
members from a large con- 
crete contractor who employs 
our members throughout the 
United States. The message 
comes through loud and 
clear. We needn't move back- 
wards to compete with the 
nonunion sector, but we do 
need to work smarter, safer, 
and more productively. 

Dun-Par Chose to be 100% Union! 

'Did We Make the Right Choice?' 

Construction employees of the Dun- 
Par Engineering Form Co., Raytown, 
Mo., recently received the following 
letter from management. 

Dun-Par Employees: 

Dun-Par Engineered Form Co. started 
its concrete form business in 1968. I 
joined this team in 1969 as a laborer 
progressing to a carpenter, carpenter 
foreman, district superintendent, and I 
am now vice president of field opera- 

Dun-Par and its union employees have 
been fighting the open shop, double- 
breasted contractors, and at times even 
your membership to remain union. There 
has been enough talk and complaining 
about the open shop and our position. 
It is time that we unite and make some 
positive changes. Even if they are wrong, 
they are better than complaining and 
doing nothing. Our employees are our 
company, and we did make some pos- 
itive changes. Together our union team 
fought to be safer, more productive, 
better organized, and still maintain 
quality. Because we had pride in our- 
selves and our union team, we did lower 
bids. We proved that we could choose 
union, but we need your support to 
guarantee our choice was right. If I can 
show you a plan that will make you, 
our company, and the union winners, 
would you try it? I'm betting you would. 
I'm aware of the problem, and my 
solutions may seem elementary to some 
of you. The success of my plan depends 

on your total commitment. That means 
giving all that you have to prove that 
being union is the right choice. Those 
who think they have time to complain 
about the open shop but are not com- 
mitted to doing something about it, 
please throw this letter away. I only 
want people who believe in the union 
and who are willing to make changes 
to regain our work. 

There are two areas of construction — 
safety and production — that can dras- 
ticly influence a bid. These two areas 
are also controlled entirely by your 

Accidents cause more than pain, lost 
wages, and increased insurance pre- 
miums. They cause higher bids through 
lost productivity, accident investiga- 
tions, paper work, and loss of morale. 
Even those not involved in an accident 
stand to lose. As insurance goes up and 
productivity goes down, it is difficult 
for our company to compete for new 
jobs. You know, as well as I, that new 
jobs mean steady employment and a 
chance for you to plan your future. We 
have schedules to meet and budgets to 
stay within; and safety and productivity 
are inseparable in meeting our challenge 
from the open shop. Are you beginning 
to see how you can affect bids and why 
being productive, working smart, and 
paying attention to safety will benefit 
you and the company? There are thou- 
sands of dollars being put into bids 
simply because of errors in our past 

• Craning the wrong material to the 

top and then losing the crane. 

• Bracing a beam side off a ladder 
from the bottom instead of the top. 

• Cutting full sheets of plywood when 
scrap could be used. 

Think about the job you are on now. 
I'm sure you can add to the list with 
very little effort. Now put a dollar 
amount on these errors and take it times 
25 jobs or times a year. Surely you 
agree with me that cutting wages further 
is not the only way to be competitive. 

When we get a job, about 20% of our 
work force are people who have made 
these changes and prove they work. 
Your local supplies the other 80%. Cer- 
tainly we can see that 100% commit- 
ment would make a drastic change to 
our union marketplace. 

At the beginning of this letter I said 
that you, the company, and the union 
can be winners. If you are willing to 
work eight hours for eight hours pay, 
your efforts will be rewarded. Simply 
put, working safer with better organi- 
zation and a commitment to working 
smart will result in more jobs for the 
company. It would mean steady work 
at union wages for you and a growing 
membership for your local. 

Talk to your fellow members and 
vote to do something positive with a 
union contractor. Hopefully my solu- 
tions are more appealing than cutting 
wages further. 


Jeff Klewein 

Vice President, Field Operations 



This Agency Is 
Working for You 

Dear UBC Brothers and Sisters: 

Each day. your member- 
ship in the United Brother- 
hood is working Jor you, 
helping assure you of decent 
wages and good benefits. 
You know that should you 
need help, your brothers and 
sisters stand ready to do 
whatever they can. 

It is the same with United 
Way. Though you may not 
hear about it every day. it is 
quietly working behind the 
scenes in thousands of com- 
munities across America, 365 
days a year. And if you 
think United Way is Just Jor 
the "other person," think 
again. If you have kids in 
the Scouts or Camp Fire, you 
have probably used a United 
Way service. If you have ever 
taken a life saving course 
through the Red Cross or 
taken an exercise class at 
the Y, you have probably 
used a United Way service. 
Of. if you have an elderly 
parent who gets a hot meal 
delivered by Meals On 
Wheels — you guessed it — you 
have probably used a United 
Way service. 

In a short time, the 1987 
United Way campaign will 
begin. As always, I urge you 
to be generous — and not Just 
Jor reasons of self interest. 
You will be helping other 
people who may not be as 
Jortunate as you. 

Giving to United Way is a 
good investment in thejuture 
oj America's communities. I 
urge you to buy a share. 

Thank you. 
Sincerely andjraternally. 

General President 

Norman Poirier at work in his slii- 
dio, right, and the figurine "Aurora 
Corpus," above. 

A bronze figurine, "Aurora Corpus," 
the resurrection, stands among the art 
collection of the Most Rev. James Hiclcey, 
Roman Cathohc archbishop of Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

A seated, five-foot figure of the Ma- 
donna, cast in nickel silver and bronze, 
rests beside a studio wall in St. Jude's 
Church in Richmond Heights, Ohio. 

These and many other sculptures on 
display in Midwest cities are the work of 
a retired member of Local 1750, Cleve- 
land, Ohio, Norman Poirier, a man who 
has pursued two craft skills, carpentry 
and sculpture, much of his adult life. 
Now retired from carpentry, Poirier con- 
tinues to accept commissions for his 
sculptures. He is currently making wax 
models for a proposal to the Ursuline 
College at Pepper Pike, Ohio — seven- 
foot figures to be cast in bronze. 

For 12 years Poirier was a working 
carpenter. His grandfather was a carpen- 
ter, and his father was a building con- 
tractor. He was initiated into Local 1750 
in October 1967 and has been a dues- 
paying UBC retiree for the past five 
years. While he plied the carpentry trade, 
he still found time for his metal and stone 
creations. In the 1960s he created six 
heroic bronze heads for the Cleveland 
Cultural Gardens and he completed a 
marble bust of Dr. Enezio Tuason, foun- 
der of Blue Cross for the Philippine 
Islands, which was commissioned by the 
doctor's widow. Schools and colleges 
commissioned his work. In the early 
1980s the International Brotherhood of 
Tentmakers and Upholsterers commis- 
sioned a 22-foot-high piece, which was 
cast in alumnite, stainless steel, and wire 
mesh, for its headquarters on Christ 
Church Way in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Poirier began his apprenticeship as a 
sculptor at the Rhode Island School of 
Design in Providence, R.I., in 1940 at 
the age of 17. With financial help from 
his family and a stipend from the school, 
he pursued his studies through the un- 
certain years of World War II. In 1944 
he received commissions from the newly- 
formed Monterey Guild, based at Ports- 
mouth Priory in Rhode Island. He com- 
pleted life-size stone figures and deco- 
rative bronze sculptures for the convent 

In 1947 he married Jesse Buckles, a 
painter and poet, and the young couple 
moved to Cleveland, where Poirier exe- 
cuted his first sculptured work in that 
city — a seven-foot figure in granite. 

Over the years, Poirier has won many 
awards and commissions, but the life of 
a sculptor is often a hard one, filled with 
uncertainties. Carpentry filled the gaps 
in the lean years. 

Poirier continues to pursue his art, 
edifying his church and his community 
in lasting metals and stone. 

The modern-day carpenter is de- 
picted in this statue by Poirier. 

APRIL 1987 


Is Your Local or Council 
Registered for Action? 

If not, why not join the Club? The votes of hundreds of thousands of UBC 
members and their famihes mean pohtical power to push our legislative goals of 
gaining jobs and improving working conditions. To encourage more of our members 
to vote, the Legislative Department is starting the REGISTERED FOR ACTION 

UBC representatives attending the Building and Construction Trades Legislative 
Conference this month will be given lists of their members showing who is registered 
to vote and who is not. The representatives will be asked to take these lists home 
and start registering to reach a minimum goal of 75% registered members. Each 
newly-registered member will receive a personal letter from the Carpenters Legislative 
Improvement Committee and an "I'm Union and I Vote" bumper sticker. Locals 
and district councils that reach at least 75% registration will become part of the 
REGISTERED FOR ACTION CLUB. Locals and councils in the Club will receive 
a special newsletter on legislative events and political action, special targetted 
computer services for pohtical campaigns, and invitations to political education 
training program. 

If your local or council would like to work to join the Club, contact General 
Treasurer Wayne Pierce at the General Office. We will send you a list of your 
registered and unregistered members and helpful suggestions for getting members to 
register. Take some action that will really make a difference — Register for Action 
and join the Club! 

Flooring Industry Coordination 

Continued from Page 5 

conducted at Local 2509, Jackson, 
Tenn., and Local 2825, Nashville, Tenn. 

Bargaining goals for negotiations were 
developed through a survey and meet- 
ings with members to review and dis- 
cuss survey results. The UBC's pro- 
gram for industrial local union negotiating 
committees, "The Bargaining Proc- 
ess," was shown at both locals so 
members would fully understand how 
negotiations would be conducted. 

The preparation also included an in- 
plant organizing program. Tennessee, 
where both plants are located, is a 
"right-to-work" state. A one-on-one 
campaign was started both to sign up 
new members and to get feedback on 
the upcoming negotiations. In the Jack- 
son local an in-plant organizer, working 
with local officers and stewards, signed 
up 130 new members using the UBC's 
"Get On Board" organizing program. 
Both locals also held socials during the 
holiday season to build up union spirit. 

The final part of the strategy was 
coordination at the bargaining table. 
The Indiana Industrial Council repre- 
sents a plant owned by the same parent 
company, so it sent its representative, 
Elmer Howerton, to the negotiations to 
show solidarity. The UBC represents 
workers at a Bruce plant in eastern 
Texas. Their Local 2713, Center, Tex., 
was affiliated with the Southern Council 
of Industrial Workers which represents 
the two Tennessee plants to allow for 
better coordination. International Rep- 
resentative Greg Martin was also pres- 

ent in negotiations to provide overall 
coordination and a link to the Interna- 
tional's resources and programs. On 
the union's negotiating team were SCIW 
Secretary Ray White and SCIW rep- 
resentatives and the negotiating com- 
mittees for Locals 2509 and 2825. 

The result of this thorough prepara- 
tion and coordination at the bargaining 
table was a solid three-year agreement 
ratified by 90% of the members. The 
agreement, which covers both plants, 
provides for a 5% wage increase in each 
of the three years, improvements in 
health insurance, including a new dental 
plan, and a pension improvement of 
$2.00 per year of service. 

Commenting on the negotiations and 
the settlement. Local 2509 President 
and bargaining committee member David 
Cole said, "We were better prepared 
and organized for these negotiations 
than in the past, and it paid off for our 

Industry and company-wide ap- 
proaches will increasingly be applied in 
other areas of the industrial sector. 
General President Campbell has di- 
rected the Industrial Department to de- 
velop programs and materials toward 
that end. In a recent issue of the Or- 
ganizing-Indiistrial Bulletin, President 
Campbell stated, "This coordinated ap- 
proach is being adopted by the General 
Office and the Industrial Department 
because it is the only way we can 
establish decent wages and working 
conditions in our industries. Our indus- 
tries have changed their structure and 
our structure must change as well to 
allow for more coordination." llijfi 

Layoffs Called Last 
Resort for Employers 

Layoffs should be avoided, if at all pos- 
sible, as an employer decides which policy 
options will best save money and increase 
productivity, contend an economics profes- 
sor and a spokeswoman for one of the 
world's leading multinational companies. 

They urge corporate managers to consider 
first the benefits of a job security policy to 
retain key workers or other alternatives to 
slashing the workforce in troubled times. 

Pink slips should be the last resort for an 
economically hard-pressed employer in most 
cases, especially one trying to keep a cushion 
of ready money, according to Gary Hansen, 
Utah State University economics professor. 
He says layoffs demand massive and im- 
mediate cash outlays for severance pay- 
ments and such matters as unused employee 
leave. "A ballpark guess is that most com- 
panies only realize about half the savings 
from a layoff that they had projected," 
Hansen says. "As a cost-saving tool, the 
viability of layoffs has dropped considerably 
over the last five or 10 years." 

The official company policy of IBM is to 
avoid layoffs, says spokesperson Theo 

"We have a tradition," she says. 

The computer giant uses a number of 
strategies to preserve the core workforce, 
among them an 80% reduction in overtime; 
the mandatory use of accrued vacation leave 
by employees; and encouragement of unpaid 
leaves of absence through such devices as 
the company's medical leave policy, which 
allows workers to take as much as a year 
off for parental leave or other medical rea- 
sons, coupled with the guarantee of a job 
upon return. According to Chisholm, IBM's 
ability to roll with the punches dealt by a 
soft economy stems from long-term planning 
that has as an objective the retention of a 
prime corporate asset — a well trained and 
flexible workforce. 

"Here's a NEW 
TAX LAW tip" 

The new tax law requires that 
all employees file a new Form 
W-4 before October 1, 1987 . . . 
but file it now so you can make 
sure the right amount of tax is 
being withheld. Your employer 
or the IRS has the forms and 

i4 Public Service of the IRS 



locni union nEuis 

Indiana Local Aids 
Semi-Trailer Project 

Members of Local 2323, Monon, Ind., 
were recently involved in a charitable project 
which resulted in a gift of a 28-foot semi- 
trailer to the Mid-North Indiana Food Find- 
ers Inc. Food Bank. The local requested the 
cooperation of Monon Corp. management, 
and the company and the union worked 
together to provide over 182 hours of do- 
nated labor which was coordinated and over- 
seen by management. Management then chose 
a suitable trailer to provide the most road- 
worthy vehicle for Food Bank use. 

The trailer, with the Food Bank logo 
painted on its side, will provide valuable 
storage space and, once matched with a 
tractor, will be used to pick up donated food 
from around the state and to deliver it to 
other food banks in and out of the state. 
The food will then be channeled to various 
affiliated agencies and organizations who 
distribute the food to the hungry. Last year 
approximately one million pounds of food 
were disbursed. 

Twenty-six members gave of their time 
and talent to make the project a reality. They 
were Daryl Doyle, Dianne Brown, John 
Myers, Cindy McElroy, Jackie Mc- 
Cutcheon, Clyde McCutcheon. Dawn Hen- 
derson, Nancy Clark, Mary Garling, Linda 
Elmore. Diana Smith, Jerry Crane, Mike 
Page, Richard Hutson, Jesus R. Marrero, 
Candy Minniear, Becky Myers, Jamie Myers, 
Doug Terria, June Nance, John Roark, Dan 
Beckefeld, Jim Keys, Davey Gordon, Fred 
Mayotte, and Bob Allen. 

On hand for ihe presentation of the trailer 
to the Food Bank, from left, were Diane 
Brown, Local 2323 vice president: Chris 
Stolfe, Monon Corp. vice president: Aad- 
ron Scott, Food Finders director: Nancy 
Clark, Local 2323 community service 
chairman: and Elmer Howerton, Local 
2323 business manager. 

Released Reporter 
Member's Son-in-Law 

Gerald F. Seib, the Wall Street Journal 
reporter who was recently detained by Ira- 
nian officials, is the son-in-law of a UBC 
member. Seib was released after a few days 
of confinement with little explanation for the 
action. Seib is married to the daughter of 
Chester Rosewicz, a Local 168 member from 
Kansas City, Kan. 

Saskatchewan Pickets Win Refinery Pact 

Members turned out in large numbers to demonstrate their support for fair union wages 
and working conditions. 

The power of unified strength and coop- 
erative action was demonstrated at a Regina, 
Sask., refinery where an agreement was 
signed ensuring that the Co-op Refinery 
would be built. 100% union with Kilbom- 
Fluor as engineers and prime contractors. 

The job, a major expansion, was picketed 
by building trades workers, members of the 
Energy Chemical Workers, and members of 

the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and 
affiliates. The action was led by Michael 
Wright, business manager. Millwrights Lo- 
cal 1021, Saskatoon, and Robert Todd, busi- 
ness manager, Local 1985, Province of Sas- 
katchewan. In addition, a "Do Not Patronize" 
campaign was instituted. After 10 days of 
action, an agreement covering all building 
trades was reached. 

Halifax Local Renovates Children's Center 

When Wee Care Developments ap- 
proached Local 83, Halifax, N.S., for help 
with the renovation of a child development 
center, the local's response was to sign on 
and get started. 

Wee Care was started to teach preschool 
children with physical disabilities and de- 
velopmental delays how to take care of 
themselves before starting school. The group 
was occupying a 100-year-old building leased 
from the community center for a yearly fee 
of one dollar. However, when the City of 
Halifax deemed the building unfit for use. 
Wee Care had no money for renovations and 
no place to go. 

Local 83 President and Business Repre- 
sentative William Boudreau, hired by the 
local to supervise the job, got together with 
Wee Development Member and Architect 
Charles Ritcey and soon Local 83 members 
were working on the building. 

The renovation of the building proved to 
entail much more work than was originally 
expected, but the Carpenters kept at it with 
close to 60 members volunteering their time 
for the cause and a Nova Scotia Institute of 
Technology carpenter apprentice signing on 
to build the cabinets. By the time the project 
was completed, the Carpenters had donated 
$7500 in cash and close to $50,000 worth of 

Contractors that contributed to the project 
were Yorkdale Dry wall, Eaton Construction 
Ltd., Guildfords, and A.R. Hemming Build- 
ing Systems Ltd. 

The Wee Care Developments building 
nears completion in Halifax, N.S. 

Wee Care volunteers included, from left, 
Bill Broudreau, Local 83 president; a 
YMCA volunteer: and Local 83 members 
George Underwood. Walter Drinovz, Ger- 
ald Dentv. and Mike Chittick. 

APRIL 1987 


Charlottetown Efforts 
Turn Job Around 

When put into action, Operation Turna- 
round works. Local 1338, Charlottetown, 
P.E.I., can speak from experience. 

When Local 1338 Business Representa- 
tive Lou Bradley discovered a 72-unit mo- 
tel was going to be built nonunion, he got 
together with a union contractor to work 
on getting the owner to reconsider. When 
the owner finally relented and considered 
the union proposal, the union bid was the 
lower of the two. The job was awarded to 
the union contractor. 

Afterwards the union contractor wrote 
the union: "I wish to thank you as busi- 
ness agent and the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 
1338, for consideration in this matter. I 
think that it shows that through mutual 
cooperation we can expand the unionized 
sector and very aptly compete with the 
nonunion forces on this size of project." 

Alberta Carpenters 
Hold 35th Conclave 

Members of the various local unions and 
the district council in the Province of Alberta 
gathered for their recent convention at the 
Carpenters Building in Calgary. 

The convention agenda included much 
debate on resolutions concerning the future 
direction of the Brotherhood in the province. 

Elections were held to determine who 
would lead the group until its next conven- 
tion. Martyn Piper, Local 2103, Calgary, 
was elected president; Alf Weisser, Local 
1322, Edson, was elected executive secre- 
tary treasurer after serving for many years 
as the council president; William Mc- 
Gillivray, Local 1569, Medicine Hat, was 
elected first vice president; and Corby Pank- 
hurst. Local 846, Lethbridge, was elected 
second vice president. 

Convention speakers included Derrick 
Manson, UBC Canadian research director; 
K. E. Christiansen, fraternal delegate from 
the British Columbia provincial council; John 
Paterson, administrator of the Alberta Car- 
penters pension plan and president of the 
Calgary district council ; and Ronald J . Dancer, 
general executive board member from the 
Tenth District. 

r* JOINT OF Mf^\Zk ^ > 

Charter Members In Laredo, Texas 

Ten charter members of Local 1726, Laredo, Tex., joined with five other members for 
a final group photograph before becoming part of Local 14, San Antonio, Tex. Pictured 
above, front row, from left, are Alberto Ramirez, Charter Members Andres Saldivar, 
Teodore Vargas, Alberto Vargas, Alfonso Contreras, Eusedio Contreras, and Antonio 
Canto, and Leandro Blanca. 

Back row, from left, are Manuel Mata, Charter Member Gilberto May, UBC Repre- 
sentative Pete McNeil, Charter Members Eujenio Almendarez and Celso Castillo, llde- 
fonso Serna, Charter Member Carlos Moreno, and Manuel Duarte. 

Not pictured were Charter Members Fidel Moreno, Julian Jimenez, and Jose Alonzo. 

Awards Presented at Indiana Convention 

Charlie Bell, council executive secretary, rear and center, with those presented Bell 
Awards at the recent council convention. 

Newly-elected officers of the Alberta Pro- 
vincial Council. Pictured above, from left, 
are William McGillivray , Alf Weisser, 
Martyn Piper, and Corby Pankhurst. 

The Carpenters Industrial Council of In- 
diana held its 11th Biennial Convention re- 
cently. Presentations covering negotiations, 
pensions, and health and safety in the work- 
place were offered, and Council Executive 
Secretary Treasurer Charles E. Bell pre- 
sented the traditional Bell Awards to union 
members who had gone beyond the call of 
duty for their unions. 

Among the group pictured are award re- 
cipients Mary Layman, Local 1690, Wabash; 
Tom Jones, Local 2601, Lafayette; Bob 
Noggle, Local 1 199, Union City; Frona Day, 
Local 3056, LaPorte; Jules Berlin, interna- 
tional representative; Lonnie Froedge, Lo- 
cal 3125, Louisville, Ky.; Jerry Crane, Local 
2323, Monon; Pam Farner, Local 2601; State 
Representative Sheila Klinker; Gary Chelf, 
Local 2993, Franklin; Mary Holt, 2930, Jas- 
per; Diane Payton, Local 2930; Melvin Rob- 
erts, Local 1155, Columbus; and Sara Slay- 
ton, Local 1199. 

Amstore Jobs 
Return to Michigan 

Chalk one up for the UBC Michigan Coun- 
cil of Industrial Workers. Amstore Corp., 
the Muskegon, Mich., -based manufacturer 
of store fixtures, is bringing back the work 
it moved six years ago to Liberty, S.C, with 
a predicted gain of 50 jobs. 

At Amstore, where management several 
years ago said adversarial labor relations 
contributed to the 1979 decision to move 
some production to South Carolina, an im- 
proved labor-management climate and new 
flexibility by the union were said to be factors 
in the recent northward reversal. 

Amstore also cited rising demands for the 
custom fixtures made by its skilled Muske- 
gon work force, members of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. 



District Survey? 

That's First District Board Member Joe 
Lia floating with outstretched arms be- 
neath a parachute in the picture above. 
He is purported to be conducting an aerial 
inspection of a construction job some- 
where in North America, according to a 
letter to UBC General President Pal 
Campbell, but the Carpenter staff suspects 
he's relaxing where the weather is balmy 
after some tough assignment. 

IVIcGuire Honored 
by Illinois Society 

The Illinois Labor History Society each 
year inducts men and women, no longer 
active in union affairs, but whose contribu- 
tions to the labor movement over the years 
mark them as worthy of a special place in 
history, into the Union Hall of Fame. 

At the annual ILHS dinner last year, Peter 
J. McGuire was among the four leaders 
inducted into this mythical shrine before a 
crowd of over 250 local union activists and 
labor historians. Robert Lid, business agent 
for the Chicago and Northeastern Illinois 
Council of Carpenters accepted the citation 
on behalf of the United Brotherhood. 

NY Local Collects 
Toys for Tots 

For the fifth year in a row, the membership 
of Local 163, Peekskill, N.Y., extended the 
spirit of sharing to their community through 
a Christmas toy collection for less fortunate 
children in the Westchester County area. 
The toys were donated by members of the 
local and turned over to the U.S. Marine 
Corps for distribution as part of their "Toys 
for Tots" program. 

Pictured above, during the presentation, 
from left, are Joseph M. Jacobs, chairman 
of the ILHS: Robert Lid, Chicago Council 
of Carpenters; and Thomas Suhrbur, ILHS 

The Local 163 and Marine representa- 
tives pictured above, from left, are Sgt. 
Bill Evans; William Rehak, local chairman 
and trustee; Gordon Lyons, local business 
representative; and Sgt. James Rodak. 

Merged Local 
Deeds Building 

During the recent reorganization in Indi- 
ana, Local 694, Boonville, was merged into 
Local 90, Evansville, and the members of 
Local 694 deeded their building and property 
in Boonville over to Millwrights Local 1080, 
Boonville. The locals are affiliated with the 
Southern Indiana District Council. 

The 2000-square-foot building was built 
by the local in 1969 with volunteer labor. 
Before turning it over to the millwright 
group, the carpenters put on a new roof and 
installed a water heater. The building has 
two offices, a coffee area, and a large meeting 
room. The seven-acre property also includes 
a lake. 

Volunteering Member Goes Full Circle 

Jerry Otis, a former officer of Lumber and 
Sawmill Workers Local 2519, Seattle, Wash., 
has seen his life go a full circle. A serious 
health problem left him confined to a wheel- 
chair with medical experts giving him only 
a fifty-fifty chance of walking again, but 
today he's out there building ramps for 
others in wheelchairs — leaving his at home. 

Brother Otis had volunteered his time to 
the Labor Agency prior to his health troubles 
in 1984. After his release from the hospital, 
the agency's wheelchair ramp crew provided 
him with a ramp for his home and Otis was 
on his way. As soon as his recovery allowed, 
Otis began a strenuous physical therapy 
program and enrolled in the University of 
Washington Vocational Rehabilitation pro- 

gram. Now he's back to volunteering with 
the labor agency. 

These days Otis has an array of activities 
on his agenda. He drives elderly clients to 
medical appointments and shopping, has 
helped to break out and repack bulk foods 
for a food bank, picked up and delivered 
donated clothing and household items, and 
cleaned and repaired donated electrical ap- 

His years of experience have taught Brother 
Otis the value of safe work habits and he 
follows these practices faithfully. He has 
quite a bit of work laid out for himself these 
days and quite a few people in his area are 
glad to see him up and about and able to 
share his talents once again. 

Pictured above exchanging the deed to the property in Boon- 
ville, Ind., from left, are James Patterson, international repre- 
sentative; Ralph Litherland, Local 90 service representative and 
former service representative for Local 694; Larry Bendzen, 
former president for Local 694; Steve Richards, Local 1080 
president; Charles Lanny Rideout. Local 1080 service represent- 
ative; and Donald G. Walker, Southern Indiana district council 
business manager. 

Brother Jerry Otis at work on a handicapped access structure 
for a home for infants and children with birth defects. 

APRIL 1987 




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uiE concRnTuiniE 

. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to pubUc 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: 


Al Gutknecht, a Local 333, New Ken- 
sington, Pa., retiree, was recently awarded 
an Allegheny-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of 
Fame Award and also honored for his career 
at a retirees club luncheon. Brother Gut- 
knecht's sports career spanned 32 years: 
from the years he played football, basketball, 
and baseball at Arnold High School in Penn- 
sylvania to a short career as a member of 
the Brooklyn Dodgers football team and 
some playing time with the Cleveland Rams 
to a stint as a baseball pitcher with a local 
team until 1967. 

All of his accomplishments, while note- 
worthy in and of themselves, are also ex- 
amples of courage and determination — 
Brother Gutknecht lost an eye at age seven, 
yet never let this stop his winning streak. 





Al Cintknecht with sports career honor. 


The Massachusetts Slate Council recently 
awarded a scholarship to Eric L. Mc- 
Donald, the son of Wilfred P. McDonald, 
Local 33, Boston. Pictured above at the 
presentation of the $2,000 award, from 
left, are Andrew Sarno, business repre- 
sentative: Michael J. Molinari, state coun- 
cil executive secretary: Eric L. McDonald: 
and Mrs. and Mr. Wilfred P. McDonald. 


Franklin Blasi, business agent for Local 
201, Wichita, Kan., was singled out from 
over 5000 volunteers in the state of Kansas 
to receive the Kansas Special Olympics 
"Outstanding Volunteer" award. 

The award recognized Blasi's leadership 
role in constructing a storage facility for 
equipment used by Kansas Special Olympics 
in its many activities for retarded citizens. 
After Local 201 donated land for the ware- 
house, Blasi spearheaded the drive to get it 

"Frank secured thousands of dollars worth 
of materials, obtained the use of equipment, 
and secured volunteer manpower for the 
construction as well as handling all the 
coordination for the project," said Peggy 
Buck, a Special Olympics volunteer. Buck 
said Blasi "spent many hours and made 
hundreds of phone calls" securing donations 
of supplies and labor. In all , 43 firms donated 
to the project. 

Blasi's contribution to Kansas Special 
Olympics was not limited to his work on the 
warehouse. He also helped organize the 
construction of the structures for the Olym- 
pic Village, home to the summer games of 
Kansas Special Olympics. His assistance, 
according to Buck, included providing a 
construction site, painting the structures, 
and hauling the structures from one location 
to another. 

Blasi is married and has 10 children and 
1 1 grandchildren, but still finds time to con- 
tribute to organizations like Kansas Special 

Kansas Special Olympics "Outstanding 
Volunteer" Franklin Blast, right, receives 
award from Steve Walsh, Kansas Special 
Olympic executive director. 




Ohio Local Union Presents Certificates 

Local 437, Portsmouth, Ohio, recently presented journeymen certificates to graduating 
apprentices. Pictured above, front row, from left, are Gaiy E. Price, director, adult 
education, Scioto Co. vocational school: Larry Gullett, apprentice instructor: Gene 
Johnson, apprentice instructor: Carl Tolbert, graduating apprentice: Joan Flanagan, 
graduating apprentice: Mark Howard, graduating apprentice: Patrick Day, apprentice 
instructor: and Marvin Knapp, JAC coordinator and secrelaiy, Tri-State Council. 

Back row, from left, are Norvel Thomas, business representative: Thomas Hanahan, 
general executive board member for the Third District: and Gregory Martin, general 

Los Angeles 
Millwright Grads 

Graduating millwright apprentices cele- 
brated their elevation to journeyman status 
at a dinner hosted by Local 1607, Los 
Angeles, Calif, right, at Steven's Steak 
House. Pictured, front row, from left, are 
Bruce Morgan, Gary Benoit, Clarence Ri- 
gali, and 1607 Business Manager Bob Na- 
konieczny. Back row, from left, are Debbie 
Terry, Robert K. Wilson. Steve Contreras, 
and Keith Corsen. Also graduating but un- 
able to attend the dinner were Robert 
Wohlgemuth, Randal Booker, John Brick, 
Daniel Lee, John Meyer, and Dan Sattler. 

Local 24 Apprentices 
Aid Senior Crafts 

Apprentices of Local 24, Central Con- 
necticut, brought Christmas to the Walling- 
ford Senior Center a Uttle early last year. 
The center had a problem because the wood- 
working shop and craft classes had to share 
space in one long workroom, and dust and 
noise from the woodworking area was finding 
its way to the opposite side of the room and 
disturbing the seniors who were working on 
their crafts. 

The solution to their problem appeared 
simple: construct a partition to divide the 
room into two equal spaces. The state pro- 
vided a grant of $1,600 for the materials for 
the divider, but funds to pay for the labor 
eluded them. 

After the materials had sat in a corner 
unused for several months, Edward Musso, 
a senior member, had an idea. He persuaded 
the apprentices from the Local 24 JATC to 
donate their talents to complete the project. 

The story has a happy ending. The ap- 
prentices completed the project in two days, 
saving the center anywhere from $2,500 to 
$4,000, and 14 apprentices got on-the-job 
experience, a round of applause, and hot 
fudge sundaes from the grateful seniors. 

Carl Tolbert, left, was presented a gold 
hammer award as the outstanding fourth 
year apprentice in the program. Pictured 
with him is Board Member Thomas Hana- 

Apprentices at Robotics Class 

Local 845 Honors Graduates 

Apprentices of Local 1755, Parkersburg, W,Va., along with 
their instructors, recently attended a robotics class at Washing- 
ton Technical College in Marietta, Ohio, Pictured above, from 
left, are Mr. Baird, robotics teacher: Paul Schultz; Larry 
Hayes: Kevin King: Ken Whited: Phil Kaiden, instructor: Mike 
Collins: Joe Starkey: Dave Farrar: and Tom Valentine. Absent 
from the picture is Instructor Fred Abrams. 

f! G ^ 

At a recent gathering of Local 845, Drexel Hall, Pa., several of 
the local's graduating apprentices were honored, including two 
who had significant academic achievements over their four 
years in the apprenticeship program. Pictured above, from left, 
are Apprentices Sal Mililello, Chris Mahoney, and Dan Moran, 
number one in academic achievement: Local President Frank 
Smith: Apprentices Brian Stumm, third in academic achieve- 
ment, and Dan McGinnis: and Local Treasurer Lany Dunn. 

APRIL 1987 


steward Training 

Those who attended the Southwestern Michigan Steward Training Program are pictured above. 

Steward Training for 
Southwestern l\/lichigan 

The Southwestern Michigan Carpenters District Council re- 
cently hosted a steward training class for all members interested 
in attending. Members of all local unions affiliated with the 
council attended the class conducted by Representative Rob 

Pictured in the above photo by Ed Cressy, Local 898, St. 
Joseph and Benton Harbor, from left, are Ed Cressy, Local 898; 
Steve Badgley, Local 898; Roy Ca vender, Local 871, Battle 
Creek; Carroll Eaton, Local 297, Kalamazoo; Lawrence Larsen, 
Local 898; John Leedle, Local 871; Garald Bohn, Local 898; 
Dave Miller, Local 871; Nate Bitely, business representative. 
Local 297; Mike Smith, Local 2252, Grand Rapids; Carl Badg- 
ley, Local 898; Jim McCulley, Local 871; Rob Konyha; Art 
Huff, business representative. Local 2252; Greg Horn, Local 
871; Rick Fleming, business representative, Local 871; Bob 
LeClear, (hidden), Local 871; Thomas Schieffer, Local 335, 
Grand Rapids; Patricia Kuncaitis, Local 100, Muskegon; Lee 
Knitter, apprenticeship instructor, Local 898; Carlos Washing- 
ton, Local 871; Donald Bammann, district council secretary- 
treasurer; Dick Morehead, business representative, Local 898; 
Alan Hamstra, Local 335; John Nagelhout, Local 335; Richard 
Brown, Local 335; Nancy Gleason, Local 100; James Slaghuis, 
Local 335; Orville Hubert, business representative. Local 335; 

Ronald Ecker, Local 335; Andrew Zamarripa, Local 335; and 
Gale Pierson, Local 335. Not pictured is Thomas De Korte, 
Local 2252. 

Steubenville Stewards Train 

Members of Local 186, Steubenville. Ohio, pose with comple- 
tion certificates from a recent steward training class conducted 
by representative Rob Konyha. Seated, from left, are Bob Phil- 
lipson. Local 186 business representative; Rob Konyha: David 
Yasho; David Miller: and Joseph Miller, apprentice. Standing, 
from left, are Joseph Cionni; Frances McCidlough, Wheeling, 
W. Va., Local 3 apprentice and wife of Local 186 member Alan 
G. McCullough: John S. Martina: Roy Wells: Okey B. Nestor 
Sr.: Kenneth Wells: Charles Greene: and James R. Hannan Jr. 

Illinois Millwrights 
Steward Training 

Steward training course graduates from 
Millwrights Local 1693, Hinsdale, III., pic- 
tured at right, from left, are Edward Zay- 
lek: William Cook, district council vice 
president: Charles Schwere Jr.: John Bur- 
dew: Michael Kaminski: James Atton: Wil- 
liam Olson: and Anthony Jendrzejak. 



In The News 

Featherweight Champ 

To help prepare for the title bout. Espinosa sparred with two 
Local 906 apprentices who also boast impressive boxing rec- 
ords: Johnny Vasqiiez, an amateur bantamweight who is ranked 
ninth in the world, and Pete Solarez, who acheived success as 
an amateur and has racked up a 4-1 record since turning 

Just over two years ago, we heard of a rising star in our ranks; 
a carpenter apprentice on his way to a world championship in 
boxing. In October of 1984 we reported that Louie Espinosa, 
Local 906, Glendale, Ariz. , had a record of 11-1 with six knockouts. 
Since then he's improved his record to 22-1 with 17 KOs, and he 
recently won the World Boxing Association junior-featherweight 

In January, with a fourth round TKO, Espinosa won the title 
in his home state by defeating a strong contender. An impressive 
contingent of UBC and other union members were at Veterans 
Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., to support the third-year 
apprentice. Local 906 members were especially proud to cheer 
Espinosa's victory after all the work they had done to promote 
the match-up. A rousing cheer came from the group between 
rounds when the announcer thanked the Carpenters for all their 

Photos and newspaper clippings about the champ are displayed 
on the walls at Local 906. The members recently presented 
Espinosa with a plaque honoring his accomplishments and telling 
him how proud he's made them feel. 

Despite the hype and hoopla, like headlines in The Arizona 
Republic and The Phoenix Gazette, Brother Espinosa remains 
"unpretentious, well-mannered, reserved, and hardworking" ac- 
cording to Local 906 Business Representative Richard Mills. 
"Louie is dedicated to being the best carpenter he can be. . . . 
Even winning the title hasn't changed him, the following Monday 
morning he was at the hall ready to go to work." 

Moose-Hunting Member 

Some people ride horses on their time off from work. UBC 
Member Terry Cox used his time to ride a moose. 

The Fairbanks, Alaska, Local 1243 member made the Fairbanks 
News-Miner when he and a friend went bowhunting. Cox's 
coworker at the Markair Co., Al Bravard, wounded a bull moose, 
but the two were unable to track the animal in the dark. They 
marked the last place they saw the animal and, because it was the 
last day of moose-hunting season, called Fish and Wildlife Pro- 
tection Troopers. Bravard was sure he had fatally wounded the 
animal and informed the Troopers of his intent to go in and get 
the animal. 

The next day, Bravard took to the air to look for the carcass. 

The moose hunters from left are Allen Bravard, with the arrow 
that originally found the moose; Terry Cox, rider: and Tony 
Letuligasenoa, with the machete that saved their lives. 

while Cox and another friend, Tony Letuligasenoa, searched on 
foot. Assuming the moose was dead, the two did not carry guns. 

It was Cox who found what he thought was the dead moose, 
but as he approached, it jumped and charged him. Letuligasenoa 
heard Cox's yell and came running to find the moose's head down 
and Cox on the bottom in front of his horns. Letuligasenoa was 
sure his friend had been gored. 

But Cox had his position right in the middle of the moose's 
horns, and for the next seven minutes, rode the animal while 
Letuligasenoa attacked with a two-foot-long machete. "All I was 
trying to do was kill it before it killed me and Terry." Much to 
the two men's relief, he succeeded. 

Bravard, watching from the air, called the flight service tower 
for help, certain that both his two friends had been gored. Troopers 
were at the scene with an ambulance almost immediately. They 
found a dead four-year old moose with a 36-inch antler spread, 
and the two survivors. 

After the ordeal. Cox promised to never make fun of Letuliga- 
senoa's machete again; Letuligasenoa was thinking of taking up 

Another Liberty Ship 

In the February Carpenter article on Liberty ships, no 
mention was made of the Santiago Iglesias, another Lib- 
erty dedicated to a UBC leader. Named for a pioneer 
UBC and AFL organizer in Puerto Rico, the Iglesias, was 
launched on March 30, 1943, in Fairfield. Md. 

APRIL 1987 


Safety and Health 

Right to Know Teleconference 
Links Unionists on 1 7 Campuses 

A nationwide AFL-CIO teleconfer- 
ence April 23-24 will focus on federal 
and state right-to-know laws covering 
workplace toxic chemicals. 

Labor educators and union members 
at 17 universities will be linked via 
satellite with Washington, D.C. The 
conference will discuss how to obtain 
and use chemical hazard information, 
the history of right-to-know laws, and 
requirements of the federal Hazard 
Communications standard and state 
right-to-know laws. 

The conference will be opened by 
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, and 
participants will include job safety and 
health specialists from the AFL-CIO 
and affiliated unions. 

It is designed to teach local union 
members, particularly local union offi- 
cers and safety and health committee 
members, how to use their rights under 
these new right-to-know laws. 

The teleconference is produced by 
the Labor Institute of Public Affairs, 
the AFL-CIO's television arm, and co- 
sponsored by the AFL-CIO's Depart- 
ment of Occupational Safety, Health 
and Social Security, and the George 
Meany Center for Labor Studies. 

A list of universities with satellite 
links appears below. Trade union mem- 
bers interested in attending the confer- 
ence should contact and register with 
the university site in their area. 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock 

Contact: James E. Nickels 

33rd and University 

Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 

(501) 371-5406 

University of California-Berkeley 

Contact: Robin Baker 

2521 Channing Way 
Berkeley, California 94720 

University of California-Los Angeles 
Contact: Marianne Brown 

lOOl Gayley 

Los Angeles, California 90024 

(213) 825-9603 

University of Connecticut 
Contact: Saul Nesselroth 

U-13, Room 204 

One Biship Circle 

Storrs, Connecticut 06268 

(203) 486-3417 

University of the District of Columbia 

Contact: Edgar Lee 

1321 H Street, NW, Mezzanine 
Washington, DC 20005 

(202) 727-2326 

University of Illinois 
Contact: Helen Elkiss 

Rice Building, Suite 214 

815 West Van Buren 

Chicago, Illinois 60607 


Indiana University 
Contact: Michael Parsons 

Owen Hall 101 

Bloomington, Indiana 47405 

(812) 335-9082 

Dundalk Community College 

Contact: Everett G. Miller 

7200 Sellers Point Road 
Dundalk, Maryland 21222 
(301) 522-5785 

Michigan State University 

Contact: Neil VandeVord/Scott Tobey 
432 South Kedzie Hall 
East Lansing, Michigan 48824 
(517) 355-5070 

University of Minnesota 
Contact: Larry Casey 

437 Management & Economics 

271 19th Avenue South 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 

(612) 624-5020 

University of Missouri 

Contact: George Boyle 

Room 417 Lewis Hall 

Columbia, Missouri 65211 

(314) 882-8358; 882-8359; 882-4074 

University of Nebraska at Omaha 

Contact: John Kretzschmar 

Peter Kiewit Conference Center 
Omaha, Nebraska 68182 
(402) 554-8340 

Cornell University 

Contact: Mary Lehman 

ILR Conference Center 
Ithaca, New York 14853 
(607) 255-1507 

Ohio State University 
Contact: Brenda Cochrane 

1810 College Road 

Columbus, Ohio 43210 

(614) 422-8157 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

Contact: Martin Morand 

413 John Sutton Hall-IUP 
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705 
(412) 357-2645 

West Virginia University 
Contact: Paul Becker 

710 Knapp Hall 

Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 

(304) 293-3323 

The University of Wisconsin 
Contact: John Lund 

422 Lowell Hall 

610 Langdon Street 

Madison, Wisconsin 53703 


Massachusetts, Missouri Take Note 

Pilot Audit for Injury, Illness Records 

A pilot audit of employee injury and 
illness records at a randomly selected 
sample of 200 manufacturing firms in 
Massachusetts and Missouri began in 
January. Designed by the Bureau of La- 
bor Statistics, the program is being car- 
ried out by OSHA inspectors, who plan 
to complete the inspections within six 

OSHA says the goal of the pilot study 
is to serve as a foundation for a larger, 
long-term project to assist BLS and OSHA 
in assessing the accuracy and compre- 
hensiveness of establishments' injury and 
illness records, and to eventually im- 
prove such records. Eight OSHA com- 
pliance officers in the two states have 
received additional training from BLS 
and will conduct inspections at firms 

selected by the bureau, according to 
Joanne L. Goodell, manager of the proj- 
ect at OSHA. BLS will then evaluate the 
data and complete its assessment "within 
several months" after OSHA finishes its 
work, Goodell says. 

Compliance officers will "recon- 
struct" a log of work-related injuries and 
illnesses and compare the reconstruction 
with the employer's log to assess com- 
patibility. Also, employers and employ- 
ees responsible for recordkeeping will be 
interviewed to determine their under- 
standing of agency requirements. A sep- 
arate random sample of other employees, 
as well as their representatives, will be 
interviewed to determine if injuries or 
illnesses were not recorded. 



At least once a month, especially 
during the home heating season, con- 
sumers should test their smoke detec- 
tors and replace batteries if needed, 
according to the U.S. Consumer Prod- 
uct Safety Commission. Owner neglect 
of testing and battery replacement has 
been a cause of smoke detector failure, 
often resulting in tragedy. 

Every year in the United States, 
approximately 5,000 people are killed 
by residential fires. Most fire victims 
die from inhalation of smoke and toxic 
gases, not as a result of burns. Most 
deaths and injuries occur in fires that 
happen at night while the victims are 

Properly installed and maintained, 
the home smoke detector is considered 
one of the best and least expensive 
means of providing an early warning 
when a fire begins, before the concen- 











Make sure detectors are placed either on 
the ceiling or 6-12 inches below the ceiling 
on the wall. Locate smoke detectors away 
from air vents or registers: high airflow or 
"dead" spots are to be avoided. 

Test Smoke Detectors; 
They Save Lives 

tration of smoke reaches a dangerous 
level, or before the fire becomes too 
intense. There is no doubt about it — 
smoke detectors save lives, prevent 
injuries, and minimize property damage 
by enabling residents to detect fires 
early in their development. The risk of 
dying from fires in homes where detec- 
tors are not installed is twice as high 
as in homes that have functioning de- 

Smoke detectors should be tested 
monthly to make sure they are operating 
properly. Test the smoke detector and 
replace batteries according to the man- 
ufacturer's instructions. Fresh batteries 
should last approximately one year. If 
your battery-powered detector begins 
to emit its low-power warning, remove 
the weak battery and replace it imme- 
diately with a fresh one. 

If you are bothered by "nuisance" 
alarms, don't disable your smoke de- 
tector — you could be sorry. Consider 
relocating your detector. Smoke from 
the kitchen may cause the detector to 
alarm. Emissions from a space heater 
or fireplace may set off the detector. 
You may wish to try a different type of 
smoke detector. 

At least one smoke detector should 
properly be placed on every floor of the 
home. The most important location is 
in the bedroom area. 

CPSC also urges that consumers de- 
velop and rehearse an escape plan so 
when the smoke detector sounds, fam- 
ily members will react appropriately. 

Smoke detectors don't need much 
attention, except for regular testing and 
prompt replacement of weak batteries. 
But, neglect these few requirements and 
your detector won't do its job if a fire 




Follow manufacturer's directions for test- 
ing the detector. 

Foresight: The Favored Firefighter 

Is there a fire in your house just waiting 
to happen? Experts estimate that just in the 
United States, a house catches fire every 

Taking the time to make sure your home 
isn't going to be the next one isn't an idle 
precaution. According to the American Red 
Cross , " Fires , burns , and other emergencies 
produced by fire are the third leading cause 
of accidental death . . . Some four out of 
five deaths due to fire occur in the home." 

Faulty electrical equipment and wiring 
have sparked many a fire. Consider a blown 
fuse or a tripped circuit breaker a warning 
of possible trouble. If the wiring in your 
home is old, have it checked by a profes- 
sional. Also, extension cords that go under 
rugs or around door jams may gradually 
have the insulation worn away, leaving hot 
wires dangerously exposed. 

Flammable liquids present a host of dan- 
gers. Fumes from gasoline, oil, paint thinner 
and other flammable fluids are often ex- 

tremely combustible and can travel consid- 
erable distances. It is best to use and store 
flammable fluids outside. Keep them in the 
type of sturdy containers which are made 
especially for such storage. Rags that have 
been used with flammables have been known 
to ignite spontaneously. Dispose of such 
items in tightly sealed containers. 

Everyone knows you're not supposed to 
smoke in bed, yet both smokers and their 
families continue to die horribly when a 
cigarette accidentally starts a bed on fire. 
Don't think this warning is just for some 
stupid guy down the street. If you smoke, 
it's for you. 

Some other potential fire hazards include 
piles of old rubbish or newspapers, barbe- 
cues, aerosol sprays, stoves, hot water heat- 
ers, fireplaces, household heating systems, 
and even hobby equipment and materials. 
When you use any of these things, keep in 
mind their potential dangers. Take precau- 
tions to keep your family firesafe. 

APRIL 1987 





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An 81 -year-old woman who prided 
herself on not looking her age vis- 
ited a drugstore on a hot summer 
day, and commented to the clerk, 
"Going to be 97 today." 

The clerk reached across the 
counter, shook her hand and re- 
plied, "Happy birthday." 



A building contractor hired three 
fellows to carry material to the third 
floor. Two of the fellows set off, 
each carrying two 2 x 4s. The third, 
following behind, carried only one 

The foreman watched this, came 
over to the third fellow, and asked 
"How come these two each carry 
two 2 X 4s and you carry only one?" 

"Ho!" said the fellow. "They're 
just too lazy to walk up there twice! " 

— Jack Weitzman 
Local 721 
Los Angeles, Calif. 


One fine summer day a big sedan 
sporting Texas plates pulled up in 
front of a fine ol' Maine farm a way 
back from nowhere. 

"Glad to meet you," said the 
Texan, spotting the owner sidling 
towards him. "Nice place you got 
here. How many acres is it?" 

"Bout two hundred," came the 
crisp reply. 

"Where I come from that's a pid- 
dlin' size," remarked the Texan. 
"Why, I can drive for most of the 
morning before I even get to the 
corner of my ranch." 

"Ayeh," the Down Easter com- 
miserated, "I had a car like that 
once but I got rid of it." 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 



The new copilot called the tower 
for landing instructions. "Give us 
your height and position," said the 
tower. "I'm 5'10" and I'm sitting in 
the right seat." 



What did one fish say to the other 

Shut your mouth and you won't 
get caught. 


There once was a cowboy named 

By mistake, on a cactus he sat. 
No help could he find 
He's in quite a bind. 
He's still pulling prickers out yet! 

— Gerry Moorman 
Local 1615 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 


The foreman told the psychiatrist: 
"Doc, we gotta do something for 
my wife. She's completely imma- 

"That's too bad," replied the 
headshrinker. "How does this con- 
dition manifest itself?" 

"Sometimes she gets violent, doc. 
Just last night I was taking a bafh 
and she stormed in and sank every 
damn one of my boats!" 



A family sat down to dinner with 
a guest at the table. The young son 
said, "Mother, isn't this roast beef?" 

"Yes, what of it?" 

"Well, Daddy said he was bring- 
ing a big fish home tonight." 



"Say," said the stranger, "I need 
help. Do you have a criminal lawyer 
in this town?" 

Native: "Well, we're pretty sure 
we have, but we can't prove it." 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 



A pretty little girl of seven entered 
a store in a small town and said: 

"I want some cloth to make my 
dolly a dress." 

The merchant selected a rem- 
nant and handed the child the 

"How much is it?" she asked. 

"Just one kiss," was the reply. 

"All right," said the child, as she 
turned to go. "Grandma said to tell 
you she would pay you when she 
came in tomorrow." 




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

Retiree Directs 
Harmonica Club 

New Jersey Club 55 Holds Annual Party 

Retiree Don Delin and the Wynmoor Vil- 
lage Harmonica Club are music to the ears 
of various charitable organizations in the 
Boca Raton, Fla. , area. The 52-member club, 
formed by Delin, a retired carpenter from 
Local 608, New York, N.Y., meets twice a 
week to play under their director and makes 
bimonthly visits to a home for children with 
cerebral palsy. 

Orchestrating this sort of activity is what 
keeps the 76-year-old young at heart. Delin 
has been playing the harmonica for over 50 
years, including a time with the original troup 
of Borrah Minevitch's Harmonica Rascals 
in the 1920s. 

Since retiring from carpentry and moving 
to Florida nine years ago, Delin has contin- 
ued to charm friends, family, and other 
audiences with his tunes. He's been featured 
on the cover of Harmonica World Interna- 
tional, was recently featured on the program 
of the Boca Raton Symphonic Pops, and the 
Wynmoor Village Club has an active agenda 
of performances. 

Retirees form 
New Ohio Club 

Another new retirees club has signed on 
the UBC bandwagon recently. This one. 
Club No. 66, is in the Portsmouth, Ohio, 
area and boasts 27 charter-signing members. 
Their president is Harry R. James, P.O. Box 
456, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. 

Retirees Club 55 of Local 31, Trenton, N.J., gathered for a group picture before their 
annual Christinas party at the union hall. Not all of the club's 42 members were able to 
attend the festivities, but a fine time was enjoyed by those who did. 

Club 14's Good Times in Detroit 

The membership of Retirees Club 14, Detroit, Mich., enjoyed the food, drink, and 
company at their annual holiday party. The get-together included a gift exchange as 
well. All retired tradesmen affiliated with the Detroit Carpenters District Council are 
welcomed to come and join the festivities at one of the club's meetings. 

Club 40 Installs 
New Officers 

At a regular meeting earlier this year, the 
members of Club 40, Chicago 
Heights, 111., installed their new officers. 
William Cook, executive vice president of 
the Chicago and Northeast District Council 
of Carpenters, acted as the installing officer 
for Roy Farmer, president; Kay Bekeza, 
vice president; Adele Shampine, secretary; 
James Adams, treasurer; Robert Sweeten, 
trustee; Frank Shampine; trustee; and Steve 
Franczek, trustee. 

Following the installation ceremony, the 
retirees and their guests Tom Hasse, Local 
272, Chicago Heights, 111., business repre- 
sentative, and Dennis Farmer, Local 272 
financial secretary, enjoyed a delicious pot 
luck luncheon. 

Club 57 Charter 

At a recent gathering of Local 845. Drexel 
Hall, Pa.. Retirees Club 57 was presented 
its charter. Pictured above, from left, are 
Edward Kammerer. club president; John 
Vandergast, vice president: Michael Kes- 
sler, recording secretaiy; Frank Smith, lo- 
cal president: and Larry Dunn, local treas- 

New Officers For California Club 

New officers in- 
stalled for UBC Reti- 
rees Club 3, Visalia, 
Calif, from left, are 
Orvil Buckmaster, 
president: James 
Ward, vice president: 
Carroll Brokow, fi- 
nancial secretaiy: 
Open Buckmaster, 
recording secretary: 
Woodrow Zackery, 

warden: and Trustees Busier Parker, Arlie Crase, and Gtenard Bruce: with special guest 
Charles E. Nichols, general treasurer emeritus. The club prides itself on being very 
active in civil affairs and promoting unions in the community . 

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affiliates of the 15 participating unions. 
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linkages to other community resources 
for retirees. Case studies of five com- 
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more detailed knowledge about the op- 
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and innovative approaches in retire- 
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Ode to the 
Hole in the Road 

The smoothly paved road touched our lane. 
Oaks and maples stood in the sun and rain 
And watched over the road under the Hoosier 

The cars and trucks passed safely by. 

Where did it come from? We really don't 

A tiny crack in the road that wasn't there so 

long ago. 
Then came the first winter with it's freezing 

When spring cleared the road, there was the 

No need to worry, they would fix it right away. 
But the weeks went by and the hole grew 

each day. 
We called for repairs and heard the man say, 
"We'll be- out tomorrow. Why — Maybe yet 


The hole became deep and wide. 
It breached the road from side to side. 
Shrieking brakes and crashes all night long 
Sent bumpers and hub caps to litter our lawn. 

It had filled with water when the next spring 

rolled around. 
It began to grow by metes and bounds. 
"No money for repairs," the highway man 

A new sign appeared, "Danger — Rough 

Pavement Ahead." 

One morning I couldn't see the other shore. 
I didn't think it could grow anymore. 
That was the year the first boat sailed by. 
Where had my road gone? I wanted to cry. 

A man from the Capital rowed ashore and 

said with a frown, 
Pointing to the hub caps and wrecks there in 

a mound. 
"Look my friend, here is the truth of it, 
You can't have a salvage yard without a 


We cleaned up the mess and had it shipped 

I called for repairs again that day. 
"You're at the top of the list," I heard him say, 
"We'll be out tomorrow. Why — maybe yet 


The fourth and fifth summers were much the 

The lake now covered most of the lawn and 

the lane. 

Campers and fishermen would knock at the 

And ask to use our bathroom or phone once 


I built a pier where our mailbox once stood, 

And bought a ferry boat made of wood. 

If I couldn't get the road fixed, then I'd make 

a buck. 
I went into business hauling cars and trucks. 

My ferry boat business came to a halt. 
The state man said I was at fault. 
■I had no Captain's license nor ferry permit. 
The OSHA man said my boat was not fit. 

The ducks and geese paused in their 

southern flight. 
They came by hundreds at dusk and stayed 

all night. 
A new sign appeared and I was quite wary, 
When I read our lawn was a bird sanctuary. 

I miss our road, I surely do. 

I'll stay right here and see it through. 

Why the highway man told me just the other 

"We'll be out tomorrow sure; Maybe — yet 


My wife ran away the other night. 

With a sailor on a sailboat, that sailed out of 

The kids are staying at my mother's home. 
The dog and I are still here, all alone. 

I don't leave the house at night anymore. 
There are strange things out there just off the 

They scream and fight and thrash around out 

They're big and dark and covered with hair. 

I'll not give up, for I have a plan. 

I'll get the road fixed and get back the land. 

I'll secede from the Union, declare myself a 

Then its war and a fight for the duration. 

That is my plan and that is what I'll do. 
I'll dig a fox hole and see it through. 
I'm going to lose the war, I'm afraid. 
But I'll fix the hole with reconstruction aid. 

—R.H. Williams, author of this poem, is a member 
of Local 1016, Muncie, Ind. 

APRIL 1987 




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. 


Local 756 recently held two "get-togethers" 

to honor longtime members of the 

Picture No. 1 shows H.E. "Bud" Haggen, 

honored at a dinner and dance commemorating 

his retirement from a trustee's position with the 
local. Haggen has 
served as an officer 
with the local since July 
1948. With Haggen, 
left, is Emil Olsen, 
honored for 66 years of 
membership In the 

Picture No. 2 shows 
Maynard Johnson, left, 
honored for 50-years of 

membership in the UBC. 

Belllngham, Wash.— Picture No. 1 

Hinsdale, III.— Picture No. 1 


At Millwright Local 1693's annual pin 
presentation, members with 25 and 50 years of 
membership in the UBC received pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Ernest Musiiek; Thomas Rush 
Jr.; W. Bud Hioe, business manager; William 
Cook, Chicago and Northeast Illinois District 
Council executive vice president; William 
Dunlop; James Blake; Kenneth Hegyi; Dick 

Picture No. 2 shows SO-year member 
Michael Sedwick receiving a plaque from Earl 
Oliver, president and business representative of 
Local 1693. 

Augusta, Ga.— Picture No 3 


-Picture No. 2 

Augusta, Ga. — Picture No. 4 


Local 283 recently awarded pins to members 
with 20 to 45 years of service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Tom Overstreet and Willard Watson. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Rufus Culbreath, Henry O'Neal, Vernon 
Rachels, and Ira Hendrix. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, from 
left: W.G. Fox, Ernest C. Mundy, and J. Harold 

Picture No. 4 shows 45-year members, 
seated, from left: W.A. McAlhany and Woodrow 
W. Toole. 

Back row, from left: W.L. Stevens, G.L. 
Matthews, and Ralph L. Waters Sr. 

Receiving pins but not pictured were 20-year 
member Donald Parker; 25-year member 
Manis T. Davis; 35-year members Harold E. 
Craig, Calvin Chance, Henry Deese, Dennis 
Funderburk, Ansel Hand, John W. Logue, John 
T. Mathls, J.C. Mllburn, Larry Q. Posey, Carl 
D. Rabun, John 0. Sheppard, Raymond 
Snipes, W.T. Taylor, and W.G. Wellmaker; 40- 
year members Johnnie H. Freeland, Grover 
Hammond, R.H. Partridge, Marlon L. Reid, and 
Durward Wright; and 45-year members Edward 
Bruggeman, L.T. Daniels Jr., Albert Denard, 
J.B. Kendrick, Arlington Milford, J.R. Smith, 
and W.L. Templeton. 




Local 123 recently awarded service pins to 
those with many years of dedicated service to 
the United Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 
60-year member Oscar 

Picture No. 2 shows 
50-year members, front 
row, from left: Steward 
Clemenger, Carl Ourso, 
Sture Gustavson, 
Ernest Weaver, 
Clarence Whitehead, 
and Peter Nordin. 

Picture No. 1 

Back row, from left: Business Representative 
Carl Mayes, Representative Walter Darnell, and 
Business Representative Eugene Perodeau. 

Picture No. 3 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: Clarence Allen, Joseph 
Castiglione, Ludwig Ploski, Eugene Radcliffe, 
Edgar Sirois, and Reese Strother. 

Back row, from left: Business Representative 
Mayes, Representative Darnell, and Business 
Representative Perodeau. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Carlton Bush, Howard Coulter, 
Joseph Dolvin, John Evers, Roy Fetzer, and 
Rudolph Fuller. 

Back row, from left: Harold G. Ramey, R,D. 
Griffin, B.R. Russell, Roy M. Helton, Arthur E. 
Higbie, Emil J. Serio, Raymond Janicki, Francis 
Spinnenweber, Harold F. McCartha, Daniel W. 
McCall, and Willy Pruetz. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Clifford Adams, Horace Brown, 
Robert Allen, Vincent Bryan, William Buckley, 
and Oliver Cochran. 

Middle row, from left: Harry Devlin, Donald 
Feagan, Matthew Gassner, Stewart Hensley, 
John Home, A.H. Leatherwood Jr., and Evert 

Back row, from left: Arnold Moss, Robert 
Wolff, Arthur Rode, Edward Waitinas, Bernard 
Roy, Marion Walden, William Racavich, and 

Charles Strain. 

Picture No. 6 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: John Bales, Astor Borge, Jasper 
Brown, Robert Bryan, William OeBarry, and 
Warren Byard. 

Middle row, from left: Fred Haberstich, Leslie 
J. Harrington, George Howes, Paul Luge, Buck 
Lyons, and George Matis. 

Back row, from left: Angelo J. Piciullo, 
James Price, Ray Stokes, Harrold Stranahan, 
Luther Symonette, and William Orton. 

Picture No. 7 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: John lannella, Frank Kotula, 
James McLean, Walter Toloczko, Edward 
Richardson, and Jose Timoteo. 

Middle row, from left: Business 
Representative Mayes, Representative Darnell, 
James Short, Donald Frantello, Bruce 
Etheredge, Ken Maierhofer, Cyril Pinder, Eddie 
West, and Business Representative Perodeau. 

Back row, from left: Goldie Simmons, Carl 
Augustin, Bobby Carroll, Robert Volk, Rubin 
Patterson, Willard Rokos, and Carey Norwood. 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Picture No. 2 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Picture No. 3 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Picture No. 4 


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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Picture No. 5 

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Elizabeth, N.J.— Picture No. 1 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Picture No. 6 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Picture No. 7 
APRIL 1987 

Elizabeth, N.J.— Picture No. 2 

At Local 715's annual service pin awards night, members with 25, 
35, and 40 years of continuous service were awarded pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 40-year members, from left: James Sarama, 
Jim Bridgman, Ralph Karvetsky Sr., Ole Skjoldal, Lou Strohmeyer, 
George Danko, and Robert Stephens, in rear, with Frank Chirichello in 

Picture No. 2 shows, from left: John A. Williams, business 
representative; Louis Rotunno, 25 years; Bradley Burns, 25 years; 
Henry Hill, 25 years; Henry Mesgleski, 35 years; Pete Caravano, 35 
years; Kenneth Thum, 35 years; George Pagano, 35 years; and John 
Vella, president. 




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Oakland, Calif.— Picture No. 1 

Oakland, Calif.— Picture No. 2 


Millwriglits Local 102 recently iield a 
luncheon and pin presentation to iionor 
members with 25 to 45 years of service, 
included were two charter members, Luther 
Shocl<ey and Ed Hedlund, who received 
combination portable radio/TV and cassette 
recorders in special recognition. Approximately 
225 members and spouses were in attendance. 

Picture No. 1 shows charter members Ed 
Hedlund, left, and Luther Shockey. 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Ed Hedlund, Sam Beavers, and Luther 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Arthur Yandell, Cecil Dell, Art 
Talburt, Bill Rickard, and Manuel Gomes. 

Middle row, from left: William Hill, John 
Presler, Gen Hollibaugh, Charles Nelsson, and 
John Miller. 

Back row, from left: Ray Sprague, Wilbur 
Hiebe, Leiand Wolford, Paul Woofter, Ken 
Parker, Jim Clarke, and Al Walhood. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Elmer Wiesenborn, Ray Stevens, 
Norman Scott, Joe Allen, and John Napier. 

Middle row, from left: Jesse Sivyer, and 
Lloyd Luras. 

Back row, from left: Harold Toms, Charles 
Florness, Dewey House, Chalmer Raymer, 
Merle Wray, Verne Hearold, and Bruce Brown. 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Paul Phillips, Norman Kleckner, 
Orville Zierman, Charles Sossamon, Bob 
Brown, and Jim Area. 

Middle row, from left: William Billa and Paul 

Back row, from left: Fred Rockwell, Marvin 
Gallego, George Hill, Ora Graham, Mario 
Cavallero, and Bill Evans. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Wesley Meek, Don Thompson, 
Andrew Smith, Oswald Drews, Herman Kuster, 
and Jerry Harelson. 

Middle row, from left: John Liptrot, Mark 
Knox, Arthur Leaf, Al Priebe, Pal Littleton, and 
Howard Douglas. 

Back row, from left: Rudy Jovanovich, Roy 
Station Jr., George Gremich, Bill Cole, Audie 
Carroll, Bill Hunziker, Jim Meek, and Bob Saric. 

The "Service To The Broth- 
erhood" section gives rec- 
ognition to United Brother- 
hood members with 20 or more 
years of service. Please iden- 
tify members carefully, from 
left to right, printing or typing 
the names to ensure reada- 
bility. Prints can be black and 
white or color as long as they 
are sharp and in focus. Send 
material to CARPENTER 
magazine, 101 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 


San Francisco, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

San Francisco, Calif. — Picture No. 2 


Millwrights and Mactiinery Erectors Local 
1000 recently awarded pins to members with 
20 to 45 years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Pictured, front row, from left: T.IVI. Loomis, 
20 years; C.C. Peterson, 20 years; J.H. Dale, 
20 years; A. A. Alfonso, 35 years; W. Atkins, 40 
years; R.E. Watson, 20 years; B.L. Grubaugh, 
40 years; and M.T. IVIartin, 45 years. 

Back row, from left: R.W. Young, 20 years; 
E.G. Mannschreck, 30 years; B. Johnson, 25 
years; H.E. Parker, 25 years; E. Killebrew, 25 
years; and S.E. Hart, 40 years. 

San Francisco, Calif.— Picture No, 


Local 483 recently awarded pins to members 
with 25 to 50 years of service to the 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left; Donald Murphy, Michael Bem, 
Pier Sciaroni, and Lloyd Paff. 

Middle row, from left: Bill Wise and Thomas 


Back row, from left: Melvin Porfue and Tim 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Arthur Gerstenkorn and Wilfred 

Back row, from left: Clement Pretty, Bosko 
Bosnic, Fred Braito, and Patrick Murphy. 

Picture No. 3. shows 35-vear members. 

San Francisco, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

front row, from left: James J. Veitch, Peter 
Amoroso, and Russ Pool. 

Middle row, from left: William Perry and 
Joseph Razon. 

Back row, from left: Joseph Yrigoyen, 
William Behnken, Anthony Riddell, Charles 
Cipponeri, and Rufus Arrington. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Rufus Brinkley, Angel Garcia, 
Otto Vogele, Adolph Acker, and Clyde 

Second row, from left: Cecil Beaton, Charles 
Banford, Lawrence Stoeckle, Charles Greene, 
Ivery Horde, Ross Marshall, Carl Peterson, and 
Archie Fabbri. 

Third row, from left: Cliff Christensen and 
John Symkowick. 

Back row, from left: Marshall Ellis, Russell 
Gearhart, James Bretz, Harry McDonald, Lewis 
Wells, and Edgar Reite. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: William Amoroso, Albert Ruefli, 
and Patrick Lee. 

Back row: Alexander Gyorfi. 

Picture No. 6 shows 50-year members, front 
row, from left: Elmer Rettig, Steve Silvestrini, 
Fred Sunquist, Kenneth Fives, Henry Derner, 
and George Koeff. 

Back row, from left: Thomas Hurst, Charles 
Anderson, Louis Foss, Al Figone, and Al 

APRIL 1987 


Harrisburg, Pa.— Picture No. 1 

Harrisburg, Pa.— Picture No. 2 

Parkersburg, Va. — Picture No. 1 


An awards luncheon was recently sponsored 
by Local 184 to tionor senior members. Pins 
and certificates were issued to 13 25-year 
members and 2 50-year members. Members 
with 35, 40, 45, and over 51 years of 
continuous service were also honored. 

Picture No. 1 shows honored members, 
front row, from left: L.R. Jeffries, Severn D. 
Loder, Maurice Lyman, and Stanley Jensen. 

Back row, from left: Donald R. Keathley, 
Morris L. Severson, Gale Westerman, Jack 
Westerman, and Joseph E. Atkinson. 

Picture No. 2 shows honored members, 
front row, from left: John Harper, Evan V. 
Long, Lavor Allen, and Wesley H. Lesher. 

Back row, from left: Arthur Thompson, Edsel 
Nelson, P.M. Pilati, James E. Willden Jr., and 
Lewis M. tHepner. 

Picture No. 3 shows honored members, 
front row, from left: Merrill Leetham, Adolph 
Case, Rudolph L Christiansen, and Jasper 


Parkersburg, Va. — Picture No. 2 

Parkersburg, Va.— Picture No. 3 

Back row, from left; William E. Chaplin Jr., 
Andrew Tucker, Everett Robertson, and 
Raymond A. Gilley. 

Picture No. 4 shows honored members, 
front row, from left: Carl F. Lange, Jay W. 
Dunham, S.L. DiBella, and Ronald C. Fors. 

Back row, from left: E. Louis Heath, Pat M. 
Eyre, Otto Pinnau, and Dee Slagowski. 


At the annual Christmas meeting of Local 
287, pins were presented to members having 
25-50 years of continuous UBC service. Robert 
H. Getz, past president, and Robert Loslewicz, 
current president, presented the pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows, front row, from left: 
Jay R. Stouffer, 40 years; Eugene Freet, 45 
years; Peter Begani, 45 years; Miles Briner, 40 
years; Herbert Lenker, 45 years; Donald 
Requist, 45 years; J. Lester Wirt, 45 years; and 
Leo Hackenberger, 45 years. 

Middle row, from left: Thomas Freet, 45 
years; Howard Noss, 40 years; Verling 
Brightbill, 40 years; Sylvan Anderson, 40 years; 
Lester Lautsbaugh, 45 years; Rudolph 
Kammler, 40 years; William Swearingen, 40 
years; Gervis Sponseller, 40 years; John E. 
Nell, 40 years; Leo Gipe, 45 years; and Elmer 
Potteiger, 40 years. 

Back row, from left: Clayton Buckwalter, 45 
years; Robert D. Zimmerman, 40 years; 
Richard V. Sponseller, 40 years; Leighton P. 
Zenge, 50 years; John P. Evitts, 45 years; Roy 
E. Noss, 40 years; Louis K. Shaffer, 40 years; 
Richard R. Krick, 40 years; and Joseph Via, 40 

Picture No. 2 shows, front row, from left: 
Harold Black, 34 years; Robert M. Stevens, 25 
years; Edgar Beitzel, 45 years; Charles B. 
Baker, 45 years; Paul Watkins, 35 years; 
Robert Hanula, 35 years; and Loy S. Findley, 
30 years. 

Middle row, from left: Walter A. Miller, 25 
years; Harry B. Stickler, 35 years; Paul Black, 
35 years; John Luzik, 35 years; Paul G. Staver, 
35 years; Donald Dieffenderfer, 30 years; Paul 
T. Lehmer, 35 years; William C. Fickel, 25 
years, and Norman Trump, 25 years. 

Back row, from left: Ray Oberlin, 25 years; 
Donald Hosier, 25 years; Robert G. Lukens, 30 
years; Eugene H. Snyder, 25 years; Oscar M. 
Eppley, 35 years; James M. Troutman, 35 
years; Kenneth Getz, 30 years; and Paul C. 
Klinger, 35 years. 

Picture No. 3 shows 
the highlight of the 
evening: the 
presentation of a 50- 
year pin to Leighton 
Zenge, who came all 
the way from Canton, 
Mo., to receive his pin. 

Picture No. 3 

Parkersburg, Va.— Picture No. 4 


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Jefferson City, Mo.— Picture No. 1 

Jefferson City, Mo, — Picture No. 3 

Jefferson City, Mo.— Picture No. 2 


IVIembers of Local 945 recently celebrated the 
local's 85th anniversary with a dinner and a 
presentation of service pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, front 
row, from left: Richard Kroll, Lawrence Welder, 
Gerald Belmar, Dennis Zimmerman, and Tony 

Back row, from left: Frank A. Puckett, 
Francis Frank, Leander Berendzen, Hubert 
Bisges, Ronald Sapp, William Shaefer, and 
James Verslues. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Robert Kliethermes and Maurice 

Back row, from left: Carl Trinklein, Joe 
Lepper, Hugo Kremer, Robert Wade, and J.D. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Bernard Schwartze, Milo Burris Sr., Leroy 
Rand, and Henry Balcer. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Rudolph 
Buscher, Tom Harmon, 
Eugene Thompson, and 
Buel Vincent. 

Back row, from left: 
Wilburn Linhardt, 
Vernon Dalstein, 
Clarence Lueckenotte, 
Jay Frost, and James 
R. Vann. Picture No. 5 


Picture No. 5 shows 
40-year member Lee Mason. 

Picture No. 6 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Clyde Conrad, Ed Mertens, Ed Frank, Elmo 
Bret, Francis Lindhart, Ernest Linhardt, Earl 
Long, and Frank Schmidt. 

Picture No. 7 shows, from left: 50-year 
members Henry Luebbert and Clarence 

Receiving pins but not pictured were: 20- 
year members Homer Barnhart, David Bax, 
Jake Berendzen, Virgil Borgmeyer, William R. 
Braun, Milo Burris Jr., Stanley Cassmeyer, 
Glen Eads, Murl French, Palmer Goldammer, 
Don Henson, Al Hentges, Norbert Kolb, Dan 
Linhardt, Bennie Morland, Bazil Murray, William 
Popplewell, Dennis Schulte, Donald Schulte, 
David VanLoo, Harold Wilbers, and William 
Wilbers; 25-year members John Albin, Ray 
Gilliam, Ed Knaebel, Ray Koenigsfeld, Charles 
Pearre, Robert Schnieders, Cletus Schulte, and 
Henry Steinman; 30-year members Bill Buster, 
Ed Engelbrecht, Richard Fercho, Virgil Moreau, 
Stanley Rackers, Clarence Schepers, and 
Emmett Walter; 35-year members Charles 
Higgins, James Meller, Preston Nicholas, David 
Richter Jr., Truman Seitz, Ted Welder, and 
Richard Woods; 40-year members George 
Ferguson Jr., Paul Gallatin, Robert McDow, 
and Ed Schepker; 45-year member Ed Criger; 
50-year members H.C. Coil, Louis Hinderer, 
and Herbert Linhardt; and 55-year member 
Louis Burbach. 

Jefferson City, Mo.- 

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Jefferson City, Mo. — Picture No. 4 

Jefferson City, Mo. — Picture No. 6 

Visalia, Calif. 


At Local 1109's Christmas dinner, members with 30, 35, and 40 
years of service to the Brotherhood received pins, presented by Charles 
E. Nichols, general treasurer emeritus. 

Pictured, front row, from left: Clyde Weaver, 40 years; Lester 
McMahan, 40 years; Glenard Bruce, 30 years; Buster Parker, 35 years; 
Carroll Brokow, 40 years; Woodrow Zackery, 40 years; and Charles E. 
Nichols, 40 years. 

Back row, from left: James Ward, 30 years; Ervin Ward, 35 years; 
Carl Andrews, 40 years; John Redman, 40 years; and Kenneth Glentzer, 
40 years. 

APRIL 1987 


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The following list of 577 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1 ,026,594.83 death claims paid in January 1987; (s) following 
name in listing indicates spouse of members. 

Local Union, City 

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Chicago, IL — Irving R. Aim. 
Cincinnati, OH — Charles Louis Beverly, John N. 

Wheeling, WV — Raymond Robinson. 
Minneapolis, MN — Arvid Hanno. 
Philadelphia, PA — Howard L. Grove. 
Chicago, IL~-Gunnar Mortenson. 
Cleveland, OH — Frieda Gvozdak (s), Louise GHozzo 

Chicago, IL — Frank Polloway. 
Hackensack, NJ — Robert Goeglein. 
Springfield, IL — Louis Henry Marcy. William W. 

Bronx, NY— Nathan Sacks. 
New York, NY— Herbert Carlson. Hugo Forsell. 
San Francisco, CA — Robert Jensen. 
Los Angeles, CA — Helen J. Davenport (s). John A. 

Boston, MA — John F. Cavanaugh, JohnJ. Joy. Mario 

Oakland, CA — Charles C. Cameron, Icyle R. Jones 
(s), Reuben E. Phelan, William Peoples Sr. 
Boston, MA — Catherine M. Beaudoin (s), Charles 
G. Wood. Joseph R. Mastrangelo, Karl Pettersson. 
St. Louis, MO— Robert A. Ruyle. 
Lowell, MA — Elmer L. Talbot. 
Knoxvilte, TN~Hubert V. Simpson. Wyatt Atwood. 
Chicago, IL — Edwin T. Inda. 
Chicago, IL — Carl Johanson. William Huss. 
Indianapolis, IN — Lloyd C. Millikan. 
Kansas City, MO— Clifford F. Hardesty. Roy L. 
Hodgen, William P. Burke. 
Chicago, IL — Jeff Bryant. William H. Davidson. 
Perth Amboy, NJ — Frank Dragan, Marian H. Dragan 
(s), Michael Semansky, Patrick White. 
Boston, MA — Margaret C. Pegurri (s). 
Chattanooga, TN— Pleas E. Ladd. 
Hazelton, PA — Dominic R. DeStefano. 
Chicago, IL — Anton A. Carlson. William F. Ponshe. 
Erie, PA — Lawrence E. Hicks. 
Anaconda, MT — Harold L. Mayers. 
Evansvitte, IN — James Leonard Dietz. 
Providence, RI — Walter Dinges. 
Spokane, WA— Albert L. Maahs. Gertrude B. Wie- 
man (s). 

Baltimore, MD — Edwin H. Kotras, Guy G. Lemas- 
ter. Joseph Palumbo. 

Oakland, CA — Cora Bernice Doan (s), Myron Roy 
Woods. Ray Marcus Green. Thomas Elmer Gilbert. 
Cleveland, OH — Gordon N. Forsylhe. 
Springfield, MA — Arthur Lamagdelaine. Marcel F. 

Sheffield, Al^Albert J. Jones, Fred B. Vanderford. 
James Riley Pounders. 
Lawrence, MA — Clarence Eichhom 
East Detroit, MI — James J. O'Donnell. 
Detroit, MI — Bernadine S. Davis (s). Mmarion Rho- 
darmer, Oliver E. Prevo, Roy Swisher. 
Utica, NY — Frederick G. ErhardI, James J. Lynch 
Sr.. Joseph Goulet. 

Philadelphia, PA — Clarence Higgins, Horace C. Hays, 
Leslie Schrey. 

Miami, FL— Daniel W. Sweat. Roy A. Dykes. 
Palm Beach, FL — Allan A. Cameron. Erick S. Jaak- 

Seattle, WA— Belty J. Anderson (s), Carol L. Nel- 
son. George W. Dahl. Helga B. Sandin (s). Lena C. 
Peterson (s). Ona Baber (s). 

Washington, DC — Emory A. Barnard. Mildred 1. 
Keiser (s). 

Tampa, FL — Elsie Aileen Shirley (s). 
Macon, GA — Arthur J. Kilgore. 
Tarrytown, NY — Christine A. Reimann (s). 
Kenosha, WI — Thomas J. Romaine. 
San Mateo, CA— William W. Slremme Sr. 
Pittsburgh, PA— Anthony W. Schuster, Felix Cip- 

East St. Louis, IL — Virginia M. Minor (s). 
Youngstown, OH — Ralph Clark. 
Chicago, II^Arvid Hall. 

Cleveland, OH— Martin Weinhold. Rudolph A. Hei- 

Peoria, IL — Lee R. Buschbom. Margaret Norville 

Salt Lake City, UT— Fay L. Campbell. Fred E. 

York, PA — Marlin I. Myers. 
Peru-, IL — Olga Aimone (s). 
Dallas, TX— Betty Rose Light (s). 
Chicago, IL — Gust C. Johnson. 
Columbus, OH— Walter J. Wyckoff. 
Gulfport, MS— Bert E. Adams. 
Newcastle, PA — Anthony Perrotta. 
Stamford, CT— Charles CaHson. Donald R. William- 
son, Frank Yannelli, Louis Diotallevi. 
Houston, TX — George W. Christensen, Theodore J. 

Nashville, TN— Hattie C. Cripps (s). 
Atlanta, GA — Thomas M. Farrill. 

229 Glens Falls, NY— Laura Elizabeth Duross (s). 
232 Fort Wayne, IN— Rudolf Loose. Scott William Hefty. 
242 Chicago, IL — John Skudris. 

246 New York, NY— Frank Budronis. 

247 Portland, OR— Jessie Alean King (s). Walter Kin- 

250 Waukegan, IL — Roy A. Nordstrom. 

254 Cleveland, OH — Elmer Stedman, Fortunato T. An- 
zalone, George Tychan, Joseph P, Nemetz. 

255 Bloomingburg, NY — George E. Winters. 

257 New York, NY — Anders Johnson, Arthur Sandberg. 

264 Milwaukee, WI — Alf M. Paulson, Verle Nicholas. 

265 Saugerties, NY — Abraham Abrahamsen. 

275 Newlon, MA— Charles Belfrey. John W. Borovick, 

Vincent Scalese. 
278 Watertown, NY— Ruth A. Smithers (s). 

280 Niagara-Gen. & Vic, NY— Lyman F. Bigford. 

281 Binghamton, NY— Adelbert Ferriton, Bertha M. 
Stefko (s). John Frederick. 

283 Augusta, GA — Harry Frank Williams, James W. 

Wren. Mack Freeman. 
304 Denison, TX— Georgia D. Moore (s), James B. Crow. 
314 Madison, WI— Frank R. Ponty. 
323 Beacon, NY— Walter Kock. 
329 Oklahoma City, OK— Luther H. Grimmett, Mary 

Etta Rethford (s). 

333 New Kensington, PA — William A. Wagner. 

334 Saginaw, Ml— Donald Roberg^. 

343 Winnipeg, Mani., CAN — Maurice Taillieu. 
345 Memphis, TN — Herman E. Houston, William Thomas 

347 Mattoon-Charleston, IL — Orval N. Frazier. 

348 New York, NY— Henry Dailledouze. 
354 Gilroy, CA— Jerry John Bracco. 
359 Philadelphia, PA— Albert J. Berry. 
361 Duluth, MN— Bemhard, Toft. 

369 N. Tonawanda, NY— Gene Keller. 

370 Albany, NY— John H. Fucci, William Cole. 

374 Buffalo, NY — Elaine Ralzamowski (s), George A. 

379 Texarkana, TX— Harold L. Eakin. Ray E. Gammill. 
400 Omaha, NE— Carl Axel Fors. Emanuel J. Ward. 
422 New Brighton, PA— Charles P. Carroll. Henry C. 

440 Buffalo, NY — Leslie F. Kopasz. Vincent Liberatore. 
452 Vancouver, BC, CAN— Ewald Ginter. 
462 Greensburg, PA— Robert J. Stouffer. 
470 Tacoma, WA— Edward R. Fagg. Eleanor Nakamura 

(s). Fritz Jensen. Orval G. Bratvold. 
472 Ashland, KY— Harold Howard. 
493 Mt. Vernon, NY— Charles Biddle. 
499 Leavenworth, KS— Kenneth C. Miller. 

502 Port Arthur, TX— Carlis H. Bullock, Clayton C. 

503 Lancaster, NY— Dorothy A. Zynda (s). 
512 Ann Arbor, MI — Kurt A. Baessier. 
515 Colo. Springs, CO — Henry Lyon. 

531 New York, NY — August Elbrecht, Michael Benven- 

532 Elmira, NY — Edna M. Newton (s), Lawrence M. 

548 Minneapolis, MN — Sigurd Strand. 

558 Elmhurst, IL — Frank Boyer. 

563 Glendate, CA — Elbert Thomas Barrington, Louis E. 

576 Pine Bluff, AR— Willie J. Ray. 
579 St. John N.F. CAN— Thomas Burke. 
586 Sacramento, CA — Carl Gobel, Conrad P. Luna. 

Ernest M. Himenes. 

599 Hammond, IN — Clint E. Lear. Gunnar Hultman, 

600 Lehigh Valley, PA— Janet E. Cramer (s). Morris 
Fidler. Oswald Meyer. 

602 St. Louis, MO— Warren H. Platter. 
604 Morgantown, WV — James L. Shue. 
608 New York, NY— Bernard Brady. 
611 Portland. OR— John E. Hedwall. 
613 Hampton Roads, VA — Charles Carroll Foreman Sr., 
Herbert G. Ramsey. 

620 Madison, NJ — Byard Piringer, Daniel Struble, Elmer 

621 Bangor, ME^Donald W. Willey. 
624 Brockton, MA — Richard Curry. 

626 Wilmington, DE — Dominick Pedicone. 

627 Jacksonville, FL— Ernest M. Walls. Lillie Mae Toth 

634 Salem, IL — Frank E. Roney. 
636 Mt. Vernon, II^Louis B. Rath. 

638 Marion, IL^— Denver Crews, Eva H. Nance (s), 
Kurby Sniderwin. 

639 Akron, OH — Lawrence A. Cariile, Robert Swartz- 

657 Sheboygan, WI— Anna Kading (s). 

665 Amarillo, TX— Claude H. Pendley. Jule L, Cheshire. 
Leoniel L. Echols. 

698 Covington, KY— Robert Hemmerle. 

701 Fresno, CA— Nellie Mae Adkins (s), Norman L 

703 Lockland, OH— Clarence Edward Cleveland. Flor- 
ence C. Glaug (s). 

710 Long Beach, CA — Evelyn Ethel Heywood (s), Frank 

Peden. Herbert S. Wright. 
715 Elizabeth, NJ— Rudolph Schaar, Theodore Evanski. 

720 Baton Rouge, LA— Layton H. Alford Sr. 

721 Los Angeles, CA — Charles Rakunas, James F. Prin- 

735 Mansfield, OH — Adam Lamp, Dorothy Campbell 

(s), Mildred McLaughlin (s). 
745 Honolulu, HI — Alfonso Aquino, Charles C. Yano, 

Ernest K. Y. Mack Jr. , Harry H. Murashige, Noboru 

Okikawa, Raymond S. Nakasone, Wilfred T. Shi- 

buya, Yasuo Maki. 
747 Oswego, NY— David R. Batchelor, Joseph Len Sha- 

756 Bellingham, WA — Horace G. Cupples, John Schauer. 

770 Yakima, WA — George Jos. Riches, Ira N. Clayton, 
Jay H. Allred, Thomas G. Hyle. 

771 Watsonville, CA— Fowler Belcher. 

777 Harrisonville MO — Dewayne W. Daniels. 

780 Astoria, OR— Harlan O. Poppino. 

781 Princeton, NJ— Stephen Koltun. 
790 Dixon, IL — Everett Martin Stanbery. 

792 Rockdord, IL— Merlin Fritz, Richard G. Picken. 
821 Springfield, NJ — Robert Groomes. 
839 Des Plaines, IL— Alvah W. Favors, Frank H. Moore, 
Frank Stolley. 

844 Canoga Park, CA— Jonah C. Ketchum. 

845 Clifton Heights, PA— Evan S. Hanby. 

848 San Bruno, CA — Clarence Freddy Goldman, Patrick 
J. Colhns. 

857 Tucson, AZ — Meivin Fenimore. William M. Sheehy, 

889 Hopkins, MN— Archie J. Vetter, Florian M. Geiser. 

898 St. Joseph, MI— Dorothy Tanner (s). 

900 Altoona, PA— Frank R. Derose. 

902 Brooklyn, NY — Albert Daino. Eugenia Levardsen 
(s), Leif Levardsen. 

911 Kalispell, MO— Hazel E. Smith (s). 

940 Sandusky, OH^Henry R. Jarrett, Sr. 

944 San Brnardno, CA — Eileen Diane Adair (s). Wood- 
row W. Smith. 

953 Lake Charles, LA— Hoyt E. Williams. 

958 Marquette, MI — Alf Carlson, Marian Brisson (s). 

971 Reno, NV— Everett R. Hunt. 

973 Texas City, TX — Barbara Edmundson (s). 

976 Marion, OH— Artie Kazee, Lowell D. Nutter. 

981 Petaluma, CA— Julius J. Thiele. 

998 Royal Oak, MI— Felix Gamcarz. Mildred Almasy 

1013 Dallas Ft. Worth, TX— Orville Galen Sandmeyer. 

1014 Warren, PA— Hilber Adams. 

1026 Miami, Fl^Dean W. Averick. 

1027 Chicago, Il^Campbell D. Rees. 

1040 Eureka, CA.— Gordon Henry Mellon, Harold Hal- 
1042 Plattsburgh, NY— Louis H. Hare. 
1050 Philadelphia, PA— Giulio Devecchis. 
1053 Milwaukee, WI — Louis Recklinghausen. 
1065 Salem, OR— Keith Farmer. 

1073 Philadelphia, PA— Rubin Grobman, Vasily BRajew. 

1074 Eau Claire, WI— Harold F. Fetter. 
1078 Fredericksburg, VA — Leslie A. Haynie. 
1080 Boonville, IN— Vivian Shullie Chambers. 
1095 Salina, KS— Helen E. Eis (s). 

1098 Baton Rouge, LA— Floyd P. Sibley. 

1102 Detroit. MI— Charles H. Wilson, Johnny W. Sovey. 

1108 Cleveland, OH— Audrey Emrick (s). 

1109 Visaha, CA — Fred Lampman, Mabel Raney (s). 
Ralph M. Howell. 

1125 Los Angeles, CA — Edward P. Johnson, Floyd R. 

1136 Kettle Falls, WA— Donald H. Downing, Helen F. 

Downing (s). 
1140 San Pedro, CA — Alice Frances Battung (s), John F. 

1149 San Francisco, CA — Elmer Swanson. 
1153 Yuma, AZ — James Hutchins. 

1164 New York, NY— Albert Sommer. 

1165 Wilmington, NC — Homer Montier Bordeaux. 

1184 Seattle, WA— Hans Sather. 

1185 Chicago, IL — Leo B. Zuleger. 
1207 Charleston, WV— Roy S. Martin. 

1216 Mesa, AZ— Floyd E. Morgan, Marie E. Whited (s), 

Wesley P. Leigh. 
1222 Medford. NY— Olle Petersen. 

1240 Oroville. CA— Clarence L. Stimson. 

1241 Columbis, OH— Ralph Fair. 

1245 Carlsbad, NM — George Hendren, Jessie Margaret 
Porter (s), Joaquin P. Ramos, William S. Primrose. 

1255 Chillicothe, OH— Harley F. Goft^. 

1281 Anchorage, Al^Carl A. Hallback. 

1296 San Diego, CA — Casper A. Amundson. 

1303 Port Angeles, WA — Jay Joseph Herb. 

1305 Fall River, MA— Thomas W. Turner. 

1307 Evanston, IL — Allan B, Lindslrom. 

1311 Dayton, OH— Jesse R. Wentworth. 

1319 Albuquerque, NM— Silas S. McGuire. William S. 

1323 Monterey, CA— Warner H. Dodge. 

APRIL 1987 


Local Union, City 



























BufTalo. NV— Michael Wynne. Wjlbert Gehl. 
Leadville, CO— Clinton Cyr. 
La Jolla, CA — Ruth Glencora Branchflower (s). 
Cleveland, OH — Danied Huszar. 
Quincy, ll^-Clifford Plunk. 

Rochester, MI — Clara Maine Haugland (s). Joseph 
Douglas ASP. 

Province of New Brunswick — Douglas Rosvall. Jo- 
seph Valardo, Leo Rousselle. 
Toledo, OH— Valentine Irvine. 
Santa Monica, CA — Andrew J. Hasara. 
BufTalo, NY — Henry Makuch. Norman Grimm. 
Biloxi, MS — Almo Nwedia Saunders (s), Mary Eleanor 
Stuart (s). 

Redwood City, CA— Bertha V. Horst (s), Charles 
A. Brady, Franklin Hinman. William D. Breiten- 

Lodi, CA — George Purinton, Neva M. Lewis (s). 
Arlington, TX— Lawrence W. Penfield. 
Complon, CA — Angielene Lee (s). 
Warren, OH— Louis Pela. 
Lansing, MI — Ellis Oxendale, George Warner. 
Detroit, Ml — Frank Adamski. 
Huntington Bch, CA — Jim Myer. 
Cincinnati, OH — Edward Farris, Sr. 
New York, NV— Betty Isaksen (s). 
Jackson, MS — Jesse W. McBride. 
Redondo, CA — Charles B. Rowland. 
Auburn, CA— James H. Pyatt. Lars J. Wold. Luther 
Appleby Dugger. Neal B. Kidd. 
Burlington, VT — Arthur Durochia. 
E. Los Angeles, CA— Curtis M. Hatcher. Erik G. 
Nelson, Maude Maria Ruppert (s). Romeo Delgado. 
Los Angeles, CA — George Baumgartner. 
El Monte, CA — Charles A. Boultinghouse. Elmer 
Waline, Geal Alice Sharp (s). William Hamilton, 
Woodrow Wilson McCormick. 
Blountville, TN — Wayne G. Garland. 
Denton, TX — Eugene F. Seymore. 
Kansas City, KS — Josephine Katherine Sellers (s). 
New York, NY — Victor Blasucci. 
Culver City, CA — John Glenn Bueno. 
West Allis, WI— Paul J. Wiedmeyer. 
Napoleon, OH — John Buckingham Harman. 
Washington, DC — Graham Kelly, Lizzie Lea Willis 
(s), William J. Suitt. 

Montgomery County, PA — Elizabeth Bard (s). 
St. Louis, MO— Adolf Laschober. Geneva M. Bowen 
(s). Leopold Mattes, Walter W. Kerch. 
Bremerton, WA — Lloyd E. Straw. 
Redding, CA— Arthur L. Morefield. 
Hayward, CA — Bemadus J. Bodewes, George L. 
McCarthy. Mack Smith, Michael Peter Amato, 
Theodore W. Harris. 
Washington, DC— Walter L. Nash. 
S Luis Obispo, CA— Elbert Dutch Owen. Harley 

Kansas City, MO — Joe A. Baxter. 
Alexandria, VA — Henry P. Kulikowski. 
Chicago, IL— Bemice G. Pent (si. Robert L. Oliver. 
Hartford City, IN— Robert F. Woollen. 
Kirkwood, MO — Anita M. Reising (s). 
Milwaukee, WI— Oscar Staats, Peter Pless, Walter 

Portland, OR— Owen E. Lynch. 
Cleveland, OH— Walter Kroll. 
Pomona, CA — Mary Ellen Giese (s). 
Buffalo, NY — Peter Kazmierczak. 
Marion, VA — Donna M. Rouse (s). 
Orlando, FL — Louise F. Garrison (s). Marvin M. 

Las Vegas, NV — Lee Roy Pounds, Louis Caruso, 
William L. Parish. 

Farmington, MO — Almon Paul Barton. 
Renton, WA— Ben M. Willis. 
Monroe, LA — Earl T. Simpson, George L. Roth. 
Babylon, NY— Elizabeth Packard (s), Richard Mom- 
eyer, Roy Chopping. 
Faribault, MN — Marie Joan Teske (s). 
New Orleans, LA — Anna Wiltz (s), Arthmise Genive 
Molezion (s). Belle M. Laborde (s), Joachim Diage. 
Sterling J. Breaux, 
Philadelphia, PA — John Fulton. 
Minneapolis, MN — Joseph M. Beck. 
Cleveland, OH— Henry J. Ehlert. 
Downers Grove, IL — John E. Birch. 
The Dalles, OR— Burdell Smith. 
Van Nuys, CA— Charles M. Desoto, Charles Milton 
Sampson, Edwin Nelson, Karl Dahlsten. 
Clinton, MO— Elba L. Brown (s). 
Bemidji, MN— Charlotte Aldrich (si, Gladys Stout 

Temple, TX— Ely Thomas Wiley. 
Los Angeles, CA — Albert Wise. 
Province of Saskatchewan — Annie Konkin (s), Walter 

Los Gatos, CA — John F. Geringer, Milton Von 

Grand Forks, ND— David Kiltie. 
St. Genevieve, MO — Mary L. Stolzer (s|. 
Kingsbeach, CA — Robert C. Gerlack. 
Oxnard, CA— Ralph E. Harris. 
Martinez, CA — Cora Faye Glover (s), James M. 
Weisend. Lorraine Dorothy Bischel (s|, Muriel N. 
Murphy (s). 

Medford, OR— John O. Lane. 
Vista, CA — Eleonore A. Groezinger (s). Ernest J. 
Hassel. Saben L. Armstrong, Steve Dzivi. 
Red Wing, MN — Gordon Forsberg. 
Napa, CA— John H. Dyke. 
Hillsboro, OR — John A. Olovson. 
Rock Island, lU-Glen A. Osburn. Hugh B. Maho- 
ney, William Theodore Moss. 
Montreal, Que., CAN — Marcel Moreau. 
Anaheim, CA — Ann Elizabeth Pember (si, John A. 

Local Union. C/'O' 

Dili. Joy Edress Sage (si. 

2209 Louisville, KY — Larry Nelson Coomer, Leroy Liv- 
ers, Lottie K. Mullins (si. 

2212 Newark, NJ — Rose Marie Dzielak (s). 

2232 Houston, TX— Darrell Austin Davis, Stella Mae 
Carter (si. 

2274 Pittsburgh, PA — Carlo Versino, Cleophis Gray, Eu- 
gene J. Berardi. Harry W. Dillinger. 

2288 Los Angeles, CA — Christian Hunger, Clarence Alfred 
Grinager, May Albert Allen, Pauline J. Fennell (si, 
Peter Patterson. 

2309 Toronto, Ont., CAN— Anton Forster. 

2352 Corinth, MS— Ina Lou Prince (si. 

2375 Los Angeles, CA — Joseph H. Mabery. 

2416 Portland, OR— Bernard G. Hyde. 

2429 Fort Payne, AI^Thomas H. Gifford, William R. 
Horton Sr.. William W. Hammon. 

2430 Charleston, WV — Benjamin F. Sanders, George 
Nutter, Jr. 

2463 Ventura, CA—Aron M., Phelan. 

2477 Santa Maria, CA — Joseph Roinestad. Maniey B. 

McNinch Sr., Ormond White. 
2522 St. Helens, OR— Lloyd T. Douglas , Viola Armstrong 

2536 Port Gamble, WA— Robert Whitman. 
2601 Lafayette, IN— Charles Purkhiser. 
2608 Redding, CA— Clifford E. Black. Robert F. Dowd. 
2633 Tacoma, WA — Helga Swaleson (si. Joseph P. Smith. 
2637 Sedro Wolley, WA— Betty M. Benson (s). 
2639 Bruce, MS— Hubert Richard Tramel. 
2714 Dallas, OR — Melvin Louie Spady. 
2739 Yakima, WA— Frank C. Kordes. 
2750 SpringHeld, OR— Felon Golden, Samuel W. Fried. 
2761 McCleary, WA— Gerald R. Erickson, Howard L. 

2767 Morion, WA— Chester Averill, UlandaJ. Klassytsl. 
2791 Sweet Home, OR— Steven P. Selensky. 
2817 Quebec, Que., CAN— Fernand Chretien. 
2S98 Gliddcn, WI— Floyd M. Eder. 
2902 Burns, OR— John J. Brophy. 
2949 Roseburg, OR— Carlos E. Cooley, John S. Lemos, 

Marjorie P. Doyle (si, Raymond A. Swenson. Thomas 

D. Holloway. 
2995 Kapuskasng, Ont., CAN— Gerard Doiron, Raoul Pa- 

3090 Murfreesboro, NC — James Garfield Ricks Jr. (si, 

Oletha Fulrell (s). 
3157 Wausau, WI— Robert Weiler. 
3175 Pembroke, Ont., CAN— Ronald J. King. 
3257 Gatlinburg, TN— Frank P. Reed 
7000 Province of Quebec LCL 134-2— Rolland Desrosiers. 

Baggage System 

Continued from Page 7 

trolled baggage handling system began 
in February 1985 and was completed in 
June 1986, providing in excess of 120,000 
hours of employment for the Chicago 

The system, which has the capacity 
to sort and distribute at a rate of 60 to 
75 parcels per minute, is synchronized 
and controlled by computers. Accord- 
ing to spokesmen for American Air- 
lines, this unique system will greatly 
enhance the airlines ability to accu- 
rately route passenger baggage. 

The major components of the system 
installed by the millwrights consisted 
of the following: approximately 28,000 
feet of conveyor, nearly 60,000 feet of 
conveyor belt, 256 super pushers which 
are crucial to the sorting process, 160 
slides, approximately 25,000 square feet 
of mezzanine which support the second 
tier of conveyor, supports for 66 scan- 
ners which have the ability to monitor 
360 degrees around a conveyor, an 
excess of 300 feet of stainless steel 
conveyor shrouding, approximately 
28,000 feet of conveyor support steel 
consisting of wide-flanged beams, and 
channel and angle iron. 113!) 


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A useful tool for rough construction 
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The patented capacitance-based sensor 
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of ±45°. The 14 oz. system features a IVi 
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Nail King 39 

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all-metal sensor housing measures only IVi' 
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A second electronic level available from 
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Digital Level 

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The 12.3 oz. unit features a IVi digit LCD 
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The AngleStar digital level Model 
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postpaid, also from Metrifast. 


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faster and more effi- 
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as well as creosoted 

Irwin's new car- 
bide-tipped impact 

f'Sm wrench bit has an 18" 

flp overall length with a 

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comes in "/i6"and 'Vie" 
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can be resharpened or 

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We Can Do Better 

Than 'The Good 

Old Days' 

Many social problems remain 

to be solved. We are 

our brothers' keepers. 

When we talk about "the good old days," 
the term has a different meaning for each of 

For some who came off of farms it means 
drawing rusty water from a well, milking cows 
before sunup, stumbling through deep snow 
on cold winter nights to creaky outhouses. 

For younger members of the Brotherhood, 
it might mean trying to turn a 1950s Studebaker 
into a souped-up automobile and not being 
able to find the parts, trying to keep enough 
grease in your hair to look stylish, maybe 
standing around a street corner with your 
buddies and discussing the draft and whether 
or not you should drop out of school to get a 

In my case, what some people would call 
"the good old days" meant growing up on 
the streets of New York, and that wasn't 
exactly the good old days either. Lower Man- 
hattan at that time had its flophouses, its 
saloons, its cheap cafes, much worse than 
they are today. Skid row was the Bowery, 
and the depression of the 1930s added many 
human derelicts to the sidewalks and streets 
of the city. Garbage piled up at the curb, and 
the smells of the city changed from good to 
bad in a single city block. 

How you feel about "the good old days" 
is determined, to a great extent, by what your 
own "good old days" were like. To use a 
term which has become popular today, you 
have to know where you're coming from. 

If life was hard in your youth, you might 
have mixed feelings when you see a human 
being dressed in rags and sleeping on a park 
bench or on a heat grate in the inner city. 
Once that human being would have been called 
a bum; today he or she would be called a 
street person. On the one hand, you might 
say to yourself that he or she should have 

been around when it was really tough and 
forget about it. On the other hand, you might 
say to yourself, I hope that poor soul doesn't 
have to endure what I went through or what 
my parents or grandparents went through. 

There are growing numbers of street people 
in our cities today, waiting for volunteer 
agencies to bring them food and provide shel- 
ter. We don't have the hobo jungles of the 
good old days; we have helpless people curled 
up in abandoned tenements. We have men- 
tally-ill people and drug or alcohol victims 
either begging from passersby or talking to 
themselves and cursing the skies. 

It's a tragic situation, one which none of us 
likes to see. But, tragic as it is, it's not yet so 
bad as it was back in the 1930s. In fact, in 
many ways it's completely different. Today, 
we have extremely rich individuals — multi- 
millionaires and their multibillionaire corpo- 
rations — on the same streets which serve as 
home for thousands of destitute people. In a 
nationwide depression no one really escapes 
the economic downturn, and the financial 
tycoons suffer, too. 

The 1980s have been marked by this sharp 
contrast between the rich and poor. We have 
young people trying to scrape together enough 
money to make a down payment on a house, 
and senior citizens being evicted by greedy 
landlords, while our more fortunate citizens 
are laying out money to lobbyists to keep 
from having to pay taxes on second homes, 
vacation homes, yachts, and penthouses. 

It's a sad commentary on our times. I 
wonder what the Carpenter of Nazareth, who 
spoke well of the widow's mite, would have 
thought of television evangelists who dress 
and live like miUionaires, build Holy Land 
settings like Disneyland, and promise financial 
success to their followers if they'll send in 
donations of $100, $500, $1,000. 

Have we lost sight of the basic tenets of 
our society? Do we do unto others as we 
would have them do unto us? Are we our 
brothers' keepers? 

Perhaps I'm delivering a sermon, but my 
point is this: The so-called safety nets with 
which our governments protect the interests 
of the needy — meshed together over a half 
century of state, provincial, and federal leg- 
islation — are becoming frayed by abuse, and 
there are gaping loopholes which must be 

• Unemployment insurance has run out in 
many states. 

• The current minimum wage does not 
allow a family to rise above the poverty 

• The cost of hospital and medical care has 
risen so much that supplemental Medi- 
care and Medicaid benefits and cata- 
strophic insurance are needed. 

• Something must be done to provide in- 
stitutional care for those mentally-ill peo- 
ple released to the tragic life of the streets. 

• Those suffering from drug and alcohol 
abuses and the terrifying certainties of 
AIDS must find hope of recovery. 

We can't solve these and other safety-net 
problems overnight, particularly when con- 
servative governments place more emphasis 
on defense expenditures than on public wel- 
fare. But we can make a serious start, and we 
can start in 1987. 

Labor unions such as ours have always 
concerned themselves with what are called 
"bread and butter" issues — putting bread on 
the table, keeping loved ones housed and fed. 
It will always be so. American and Canadian 
labor's record of wartime service and disaster 
service is unsurpassed, so we can't be accused 
of being fence-sitting doves. We are as aware 
of our national defense needs as any segment 
of our society. But surely it is time to balance 
the scales. 

It was Herman Goering who once said, 
"Guns will make us powerful. Butter will only 
make us fat." 

Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels 
echoed this belief when he said, "We can do 
without butter, but, despite all our love of 
peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot 
with butter but with guns." 

You can consider what this philosophy got 
for these twin sons of evil. 

It seems to me that the voters of the United 
States made it quite clear last November that 
they have waited long enough for something 
to be done about the nation's domestic prob- 
lems . . . about the low and middle-income 
poor, about job losses, about dangerous spec- 
ulations in the stock market, about plant 
closings, about the flood of aliens needing 
social services, about the sad state of public 
education, and about the continuing problems 
of taxation. 

A few weeks ago, I sat down with other 
members of the AFL-CIO Executive Council 
to deliberate some of these issues. We had 
reports and resolutions on health care, nursing 
home care. Social Security, and much more. 

We found ourselves to be unanimous in de- 
termining that all such matters require the 
immediate attention of our members and our 
public officials — those who represent us in the 
Congress and the Parhament. 

I know of no better time than now to write 
or visit your Members of Congress and Sen- 
ators and tell them where you stand on the 
issues I've mentioned. This is a new Con- 
gress — the 100th Congress in our two centu- 
ries as a nation — and it has many new faces. 
It has people who campaigned on promises 
which must be fulfilled. Our retiree clubs and 
our auxiliaries are writing letters. I urge you 
to join their letter-writing campaign. It only 
takes a sheet of paper, an envelope, and a 
220 stamp. 

More than that, it takes that patriotic hu- 
mane spirit which says to your friends and 
neighbors that the good old days are behind 
us. Better days are ahead, if we work at it. 

General President 


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The U.S. Constitution as Guardian of Free Labor 2 

Plant Shutdown Bill Demands Action 5 

Labor Asks Presidential Contenders for Their Views . . . Calvin G. Zon 7 

L-P National Boycott Day on June 20 9 

SCIW, IWA Hold Conference On Forest Industry Talks 10 

Hotel/Motel Industry: Is Labor In or Out? 12 

New Immigration Law Will Mean Major Changes 14 

Installation of Officers 17 

We Need Strong Trade Legislation 19 

Angered Workers Protest Raid of Pension Funds 21 


Washington Report 8 

Ottawa Report 16 

Labor News Roundup 18 

Local Union News 22 

Apprenticeship and Training 25 

We Congratulate 26 

Safety and Health: Concrete Can Burn You Badly 27 

Consumer Clipboard: Insurance Agents Who Bilk Consumers 29 

Retirees Notebook 30 

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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Two hundred years ago, this month, 
55 delegates from 12 states — Rhode Is- 
land sent none — assembled at the Penn- 
sylvania State House (now Independence 
Hall) in Philadelphia to revise the Articles 
of Confederation of the new United States. 
From May 25, 1787, until September 17, 
that same year, they labored over their 
task, arguing, discussing, writing, con- 
vening, arguing some more, until they 
had created an entirely new document — 
the Constitution of the United States of 

George Washington, the new nation's 
first president, presided at the conven- 
tion. As the painting on our cover shows, 
he was surrounded by some of the best 
brains of the time — Benjamin Franklin, 
George Mason, Robert Morris, James 
Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and 

With the addition of the first 10 amend- 
ments to the Constitution in 1791 — the 
Bill of Rights— the United States had as 
its basic code of laws one of the most 
enduring, democratic documents of all 

Perhaps the most important of the 
amendments to the Constitution is the 
First Amendment, also reproduced on 
our front cover, which guarantees free 
speech and assembly, as depicted by the 
artist Norman Rockwell in the lower 

Though the U.S. Constitution has en- 
dured many assaults in the courts of the 
land, it remains the bedrock upon which 
American workers have created the 
world's foremost free and democratic 
labor movement. 

The painting of ' ' Washington Address- 
ing the Constitutional Convention" by 
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The 
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well is courtesy of the Saturday Evening 
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The U.S. Constitution as 
Guardian of Free Labor 

It didn't start out that way, but, 200 years later, the 
U.S. Constitution has become truly the voice of "we the people." 


'n a hot and humid day in May 1787, 
55 men from 12 of the former colonies 
of England assembled in the Pennsylva- 
nia State House in Philadelphia to make 
changes in the Articles of Confederation, 
the constitution they had drawn up for 
the new nation six years before. 

They were the landed gentry — prop- 
erty owners, men of higher learning, 
lawyers, gentlemen farmers, some former 
officers in the Revolutionary Army. None 
of them were workers or mechanics. 
Benjamin Franklin, once a printer's ap- 
prentice, was then a diplomat and states- 

"Workingmen had been neither di- 
rectly or indirectly represented at the 
Constitutional Convention, and little 
consideration was given in its delibera- 
tions to either their rights or those of 
the common people generally," wrote 
Foster Rhea Dulles in his scholarly his- 
tory, Labor in America. 

Yet the men who sat down in the same 
room where some of them had declared 
their independence 12 years before were 
able to draft an entirely new constitution 
for the nation which, with 26 amend- 
ments enacted over two centuries, is 
today generally recognized as the fore- 
most expression of democracy and free- 
dom ever devised in a single document. 
It was the first of many. Two-thirds of 

the world's constitutions have been 
adopted since 1970. In fact, only 15 
were adopted before World War II. 

The U.S. Constitution has become over 
the years not only the blueprint for the 
nation's federal system of government 
and the document of last resort for 
America's judicial system, but it is today, 
in most instances, a guardian of orga- 
nized labor in a free society. Labor must 
often plead for its constitutional rights 
before the Supreme Court, but it knows 
that its voice will be heard. 

Labor's rights under the Constitution 
have come only after two centuries of 
struggle — mass demonstrations, lobby- 
ing before the Congress and appeals to 
countless courts. 

First, workers had to acquire the basic 
right of every adult citizen to vote. Ini- 
tially, only those male citizens who were 
property owners or paid taxes could 
vote. Today, because of amendments to 
the Constitution, the right to vote be- 
longs not only to adult white males, but 
to women, blacks and other minorities 
and citizens 18 years of age. 

The Founding Fathers would be as- 
tonished to learn that more than 150 
million people are now eligible to vote. 

Now after five amendments extending 
voting rights and privileges, election day 
in the United States measures up to the 

way Alexander Hamilton and James 
Madison theorized things should be, 
writing in the Federalist Paper in the 
early 1800s. 

"Who are the electors of the federal 
representatives?" they asked. "Not the 
rich, more than the poor; not the learned, 
more than the ignorant; not the haughty 
heirs of distinguished names, more than 
the humble sons of obscure and unpro- 
pitious fortune. The electors are to be 
the great body of the people of the United 

It was organized labor that carried 
voting a step further. It fought long and 
successfully for a secret ballot. In his 
book. Seventy Years of Life and Labor, 
the American Federation of Labor's early 
president, Samuel Gompers, described 
the situation before citizens were able to 
vote in secret: 

"In New York City and Brooklyn and 
in many other cities of the country, the 
only way by which men could find em- 
ployment on the street railways was 
through the endorsement of the alder- 
man or the other ward politicians. These 
held their places at the will or the whim 
not only of the company but of the ward 
politicians who, of course, controlled the 
votes of workmen so employed. This 
practice was supplemented by the influ- 
ence of the saloonkeeper over the work- 

The U.S. Constitution has not been fixed 
in concrete during its 200 years of service 
to the republic. It has been amended 26 
times. The first 10 amendments are the Bill 
of Rights, which form the very heart of the 
document. After that came amendments 
which established the Electoral College, 
abolished slavery, protected civil rights, 
repeated prohibition, gave voting rights to 
women, limited the Presidency to two 
terms and gave 18-year-olds the right to 

In recent years, there havn been efforts 
to ratify a proposed Constitutional amend- 
ment granting equal rights for women, the 
ERA; to grant statehood to the District of 
Columbia and to require that the Federal 
budget be balanced. The first two have 
failed in attempts to get them approved by 
the states. The last — requiring a balanced 
budget — has not made it through the Con- 
gress. Labor's opposition to that proposal 
is illustrated by a Seaman cartoon in the 
AFL-CIO News, last December. 


Source: Miracle At Philadelphia Bicentennial Exhibition; Research: Anna Coxe Toogood; Art: Bob Terrio 

The Constitutional Convention was held in the Pennsylvania Slate House, just a block from Carpenters Hall, where the 
First Continential Congress had convened during the Revolution. The owner of Philadelphia's City Tavern invited 
President George Washington to stay at his establishment, but the President chose Mary House's Boarding House at 
Fifth and Market Streets instead. Some delegates did stay at the City Tavern. George Mason lodged at the Indian Queen, 
where rates were lower. Most of the buildings that the delegates saw during that memorable summer in Philadelphia are 
now gone. Notable exceptions are the State House, now Independence Hall; Carpenters Hall and several churches. City 
Tavern was demolished in 1854, but the National Park Service reconstructed it in 1975. 

men, particularly workmen who were 
employed in and around the streetcar 
service and the river fronts. It was due 
to these conditions that organized labor 
initiated a movement to bring about 
secret voting, then known as the 'Aus- 
tralian Ballot.' " 

Achieving the vote was only one hurdle 
in achieving full equality under the law. 
Workers had to gain the right to form 
unions and bargain collectively. Though 
the American Revolution was fought by 
many members of guilds (the word at 
that time for early unions) — men like 
Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, and our 
own forebears, the Ship Caulkers of 
Boston who held a "tea party" aboard 
a British ship in Boston harbor — it was 
more than a century after the Constitu- 
tion was adopted before working men 
and women were able to gain an inter- 

pretation of the Constitution by the 
Supreme Court which stated that they 
were freely able to unite into labor unions 
and bargain for their betterment. 

In 1827, labor history had been made 
when unions banded together in the 
Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations. 
This was the first effort of unions of 
different callings to join together in what 
was virtually a "union of unions". This 
development was a forerunner of our 
central bodies of today. The Association 
grew out of a carpenters' strike in which 
the workmen were demanding a 10-hour 
day. The carpenters had obtained sup- 
port from other building tradesmen — 
bricklayers, painters, glaziers, etc. Al- 
though the strike failed, the experience 
led to the formation of a more permanent 

In the ensuing years, unions formed, 

and many employers and employer as- 
sociations tried to suppress them. There 
was a time when a worker had to sign 
"a yellow dog contract" with his em- 
ployer in which he promised not to join 
or support a union. It was the U.S. 
Constitution and its instrument of jus- 
tice, the U.S. Supreme Court, which 
eventually outlawed this practice. 

America's founding fathers wisely wrote 
the Constitution in broad terms so that 
it would not have narrow interpreta- 
tions. Many unions have been saved from 
injustice because the Constitution states 
that they and/or their members must not 
be deprived of "the due process of law." 

Union members finally began to come 
into their own during the Depression of 
the 1930s and the administration of 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the 
New Deal. 

MAY 1987 

The anti-labor injunction, one of man- 
agement's earliest weapons against unions, 
has plagued working people for decades. 
Enactment of a relief law, offering some 
protection against the vicious impact of 
the injunctive legal device, was a goal of 
the labor movement for many years. 

Some efforts to prepare corrective leg- 
islation got bogged down in technicalities 
and maneuvers. The American Federa- 
tion of Labor stepped up its efforts in 
the 1920s and early 1930s to champion 
legislation with particular emphasis on 
outlawing the "yellow dog" contract. 

Victory finally came in 1932 under the 
sponsorship by two of liberalism's great 
figures: Senator George W. Norris, Pro- 
gressive Republican from Nebraska and 
Representative Fiorello LaGuardia, Re- 
publican of New York City. Topheavy 
margins marked passage: 75—5 in the 
Senate and 363—13 in the House. Pres- 
ident Herbert Hoover signed the Norris- 
LaGuardia Act March 23, 1932. The 
AFL Executive Council said the legisla- 
tion represented the "outstanding legal 
accomplishment of the American Fed- 
eration of Labor. It marks a great step 
forward, reflecting as it does the culmi- 
nation of years of effort to secure the 
enactment of injunction relief legisla- 

The power of Federal courts was 
sharply curtailed; striking and payment 
of strike benefits were exempted; yellow 
dog contracts were made unenforceable 
and careful procedures were established 
for use of the injunction by the Federal 
judiciary. The Norris-LaGuardia Act is 
unanimously regarded as one of the great 
labor landmarks of our time. 

Passage of the National Industrial Re- 
covery Act June 16, 1933 was one of 
the most spectacular efforts made by the 
New Deal to fight the Great Depression. 
Under this Act codes of fair competition 
were drawn up by representatives of 
industries under the NRA, the National 
Recovery Administration. Maximum 
hours and minimum wages were fixed; 
child labor and sweatshop labor were 
outlawed; and the Blue Eagle was the 
symbol of code compliance. 

A great wave of unionization devel- 
oped and in the great industrial cities 
parades were held honoring the Blue 
Eagle and pledging enforcement of the 
NRA codes. Seldom had the country 
seen such an atmosphere of enthu 
siasm and pubUc demonstration 
in peacetime. 

Section 7-A of the Na- 
tional Industrial Re 
covery Act protected , < 

labor's right to unionize and bargain 
collectively. The great impetus to union- 
ization resulted in growth of the Amer- 
ican Federation of Labor from 2,000,000 
in 1932 to more than 3,000,000 by 1935. 
Freedom from restraint, interference or 
coercion by employers was guaranteed. 

The Blue Eagle was shot dead by a 
decision of the United States Supreme 
Court May 27, 1935 holding the NIRA 
unconstitutional and soon thereafter came 
the Wagner Act. But the steps taken 
under NIRA and especially under Section 
7-A will always remain landmarks of 
labor during a difficult period of eco- 
nomic depression. 

On July 5, 1935 President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt signed into law a bill estab- 
lishing a National Labor Relations Board. 
The statute known popularly as the 
"Wagner Act" broke new legal ground 
in the area of labor relations. 

Under the new law the right of workers 
to organize and bargain collectively was 
upheld and employer interference was 
expressly forbidden. Company-domi- 
nated unions were outlawed and the law 
was designed to advance bona fide 
unionism. A National Labor Relations 
Board of three members was established. 

The Wagner Act has been called "La- 
bor's Magna Carta" and is most certainly 
one of the great landmarks of labor of 
our time. 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt on 
July 5, 1935 had signed the bill enacting 
into law protections for unions, but the 
Act had met stiff resistance from em- 
ployers who were reluctant to give up 
company unions or to make concessions 
to bona fide labor organizations. The 
new law, as upheld by the court, declared 
to be within the province of Congress, 
under the commerce clause of the Con- 
stitution, the power to regulate labor 
relations in interstate commerce. 

Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice 
of the United States, on April 12, 1937, 
read a momentous opinion marking a 
5-4 decision of the Supreme Court up- 
holding the constitutionality of the Na- 
tional Labor Relations Act. 

Another Constitutional milestone for 
labor was the Fair Labor Standards Act, 
known also as the wage and hour law, 
which established through the Federal 
Government "a floor under wages" and 
"a ceiling over hours". Effective Oct. 24, 
1938, the law set a 25-cents per hour 
level, to be raised in seven years to 40 
cents. Today the law has placed the wage 
at $3.35 per hour, and labor is pushing 
for a boost to $3.85 in 1988. 

On Aug. 14, 1935 the U.S. Congress 
passed the Social Security Act, one of 
the controversial legislative proposals of 
the New Deal. It was soon under attack 
in the courts. 

An Alabama corporation, the Charles 
C. Steward Machine Co., sought to re- 
cover $46.14 from the Collector of In- 
ternal Revenue that it had paid in Social 
Security taxes. While several arguments 
were made in court, the basic question 
involving a. matter of constitutional law 
rested on this: is the tax imposed under 
the Social Security Act an unconstitu- 
tional invasion of the state's rights? Nu- 
merous arguments were advanced in an 
effort to upset the law, but basically the 
question was the age-old one of federal 
versus state's rights. 

Four justices vigorously dissented, but 
their views were overridden and the 
constitutional question was resolved in 
favor of upholding the law. 

Another legal landmark in the pro- 
tection of labor's rights is the U.S. Su- 
preme Court decision in the case of 
Thornhill v. Alabama, a case decided in 
April 1940. 

Byron Thornhill, a member of the 
American Federation of Labor, was ar- 
rested for peacefully picketing, an act 
which was in violation of an Alabama 
law which had been passed a short time 
previously. Thornhill was arrested and 
sentenced to 59 days in jail or a $100 
fine. He appealed, and the case eventually 
got to the United States Supreme Court. 

Thornhill was freed when the Supreme 
Court held the state's law to be in conflict 
with picketing rights in the Federal Con- 

This case is a great landmark and 
while the doctrine has been some- 
what impaired, the decision still 
stands as basic to labor's 
fundamental rights. UuL 


Plant Shutdown Bill 
Demands Action 

For the past 15 years, legislation to 
require employers to share the burden 
of plant closings along with the wounded 
workers and communities has lan- 
guished in Congress even as the prob- 
lem has spread throughout the nation 
and to many types of industries. 

In a move to lessen business oppo- 
sition and boost its chance of passage, 
a watered-down plant closing bill was 
offered by House Democrats in 1985. 
Gone from that bill were earlier pro- 
posals for severance payments, transfer 
rights, continuation of health and life 
insurance, and compensation to com- 
munities for tax losses. The previous 
proposal for a full year of advance 
notification and consultation with work- 
ers to seek alternatives was pared down 
to 90 days. 

Unlike the earlier legislation, that 
modest bill was able to move out of 
committee to the floor of the House, 
where it was defeated in a 208-203 vote 
in November 1985. 

As families and communities contin- 
ued to be devastated by shutdowns and 
mass layoffs. Labor Secretary William 
Brock appointed a task force of gov- 
ernment, labor, business, and academic 
leaders to study the problem and make 
recommendations. This January, the 
task force proposed a wide-ranging pro- 
gram to assist dislocated workers in 
returning to the workforce. 

Its proposals formed the basis of the 

pending Economic Dislocation and 

Worker Adjustment Assistance bill. 

Continued on Page 6 

Where We Stand 

Whereas, the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of Amer- 
ica promotes policies that encourage 
the development, innovation and 
continued growth of business and 
industry, both large and small, 
which with organized labor has 
made this nation an economic 
leader; therefore be it 

Resolved, that all levels of gov- 
ernment (1) support legislation to al- 
leviate the problems workers sud- 
denly face when plants close down 
or relocate, when companies change 
ownership through merger, acquisi- 
tion or divestiture, or when they re- 
organize in bankruptcy court; that 
such legislation amend existing sec- 
tions of the tax code to remove the 
economic incentive existing for suc- 
cessor owners and management to 
exploit the bankruptcy courts and 
discard employees and unions; that 
such legislation require provision for 
sufficient prior notice to workers 
and municipalities and provide 
training for displaced workers and 
funds for the affected communities; 
and (2) require companies having a 
union contract to furnish all finan- 
cial records to a federal court for 
determination of the validity of their 
Chapter 1 1 Declaration; and be it 

Resolved, thai the 35th General 
Convention of the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America goes on record to develop 
and support this resolution. 

Action on Plant Bill 
Urged by Labor 
Leaders, City Mayors 

Top union leaders representing workers 
in a variety of industries threatened by 
shutdowns told a House panel that a plant 
closing advance notice and dislocated worker 
assistance bill is long overdue. 

Food and Commercial Workers President 
William Wynn, Auto Workers President Owen 
Bieber, and AFL-CIO Industrial Union De- 
partment President Howard Samuel were 
joined by Yonkers, N.Y., Mayor Angelo 
Martinelli in urging swift action on H.R. 
1 122, the Economic Dislocation and Worker 
Adjustment Assistance bill. 

But business representatives maintained 
their stiff opposition to the bill's advance 
notification requirement at the March 17 
joint hearing by the House Labor-Manage- 
ment Relations Subcommittee and the Em- 
ployment Opportunities Subcommittee. 

Rep. William Clay (D-Mo.), chairman of 
the Labor-Management Relations panel, noted 
that the first plant closing legislation was 
introduced some 15 years ago. "At last a 
consensus is emerging that recognizes the 
very real plight of dislocated workers. It is 
now understood that dislocation adversely 
affects all regions of the country and causes 
hardship for workers in every occupation 
and income bracket." Clay said dealing with 
the problem is vital to the nation's economic 

Clay noted that H.R. 1 122 is largely based 
on the recommendations of a task force 
appointed by Labor Secretary William Brock. 
The 21 -member task force of government, 
labor, business, and academic leaders issued 
its report in January. While agreeing that 
early notice of plant closings was vital to 
cushion the effects on workers and com- 
munities, the task force could not reach a 
consensus on mandatory notification by em- 

UFCW President Wynn said H.R. 1122 
would help remedy the shortcomings of the 
current displaced worker assistance pro- 
gram, Title III of the Job Training Partner- 
ship Act, which he said included underfund- 
ing, inadequate implementation by many 
states, and the lack of "critical income 
support" during training. 

"What this bill does, for the first time, is 
to estabfish a structure at the federal and 
state levels to assure that adequately-funded 
programs are delivered effectively and 
promptly to the workers who can most 
benefit from them," Wynn told the panel. 
He said the program would "halt the eco- 
nomic drain of wasted skills and discarded 
workers. It is a recycling of America's hu- 
man resources." 

The Plant Shutdown Bill, H.R. 1122, is vital 
to your future welfare. Write your repre- 
sentative today and tell him or her that you 
expect support. Address your letter to Con- 
gressman or Congresswoman So-and-So, U.S. 
House of Representatives, Washington, DC 

MAY 1987 

Plant Bill 

Continued from Page 5 

Democratic leaders of both houses have 
given the labor-backed bill high priority 
and have promised floor action this 

The bill's requirement of advance 
notice of shutdowns or mass layoffs, 
from 90 to 180 days depending on the 
number of workers affected, and con- 
sultation with worker representatives, 
remains the sticking point. The Brock 
task force, whose business members 
opposed it, could not reach a consensus 
here although it agreed that "experi- 
ence has shown that the earliest noti- 
fication possible leads to more effective 
delivery of public and private services 
to dislocated workers." 

At recent House and Senate subcom- 
mittee hearings, business officials 
dredged up their old arguments: worker 
morale and productivity might suffer; 
suppliers might get nervous about ex- 
tending credit; businesses are too dif- 
ferent for a single rule; litigation against 
employers might result; a decision to 
close a plant is a last resort that can't 
be reversed. They said advance notice 
usually is a good idea, but that it should 
be strictly voluntary. 

Yet during the course of the hearings, 
each of these arguments was stripped 
of its merit by subcommittee members 
who cited studies of shutdowns and, by 
labor representatives with extensive ex- 
perience in dealing with the problem. 
They offered evidence that the bill's 
provisions for nearly $1 billion a year 
for counseling, relocation, education, 
re-training, and other assistance to dis- 

placed workers would be much more 
effective with advance notice. 

Thomas Fricano of the United Auto 
Workers told a House panel how the 
Trico Products Corp. gave more than 
a year's notice that it would close two 
of its three wiper blade plants in Buf- 
falo, N.Y., and build a plant on the 
Texas/Mexico border. "The union seized 
upon that advance notice to try to find 
ways either to reverse or lessen the 
impact of the decision," Fricano said. 

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo of- 
fered the services of the state's office 
of economic development. A Cornell 
University professor conducted an eight- 
month study of the plants' production 
methods. New methods were suggested 
by the workers and adopted by the 
company. The plants were saved. 

Rep. Matthew Martinez (D-Calif.) put 

his finger on the basic reason for the 
stiff resistance of American business to 
advance notice and consultation. "They 
don't want government or anyone else 
interfering with their corporate deci- 
sions. They don't give a damn about 
the people involved and the trauma they 
cause," Martinez said at a hearing. 

The Catholic Bishops' recent Pas- 
toral Letter on the U.S. Economy ad- 
dressed the issue. "At a minimum, 
workers have a right to be informed in 
advance when such decisions are under 
consideration, a right to negotiate with 
management about possible alterna- 
tives, and a right to fair compensation 
and assistance with retraining and re- 
location should these be necessary." 

It's past time for the U.S. to join the 
world's other industrial democracies in 
ensuring these rights. \i3b 

Canadian Workers Already Receive 
Advance Notice of Plant Closings 

As the debate over whether to require 
employers to give workers advance no- 
tice of layoffs or plant closings contin- 
ues in the U.S. Congress, lawmakers 
are turning for some guidance to Can- 
ada, where both provincial and federal 
laws require some form of advance 
notice as part of a comprehensive pro- 
gram to aid dislocated workers. 

For some U.S. lawmakers, an ad- 
vance notice consensus is the corner- 
stone on which dislocated worker leg- 
islation should be built. 

In the Senate, all Democratic mem- 
bers of the Labor and Human Re- 
sources Committee favor an advance 
notice requirement, we are told. Some 
Republican members are "interested." 

On the House side, most, if not all. 
Democratic members of the Education 
and Labor Committee favor including 
an advance provision in a dislocated 
worker bill, a committee staffer says. 
Among Republicans on the committee, 
he notes, at least Rep. Jeffords (R-Vt.) 
is not opposed to an advance notice 

Federal law in Canada has two types 
of advance notice of termination pro- 
visions, one for layoff of individuals, 
the other for the termination of groups. 
The provinces have one or the other or 
both. The federal provisions apply to 
all federal workers as well as employees 
in regulated industries such as trans- 
portation and banking and finance. The 

provincial regulations apply to both 
public and private sector workers in the 
provinces. Workers in certain indus- 
tries such as construction and agricul- 
ture are not covered. 

Under federal advance notice provi- 
sions covering individuals, employers 
must give two weeks' notice of termi- 
nation to employees who have worked 
at least three months. Under federal 
group termination law, employers of 50 
or more workers must give at least 16 
weeks' advance notice. 

It appears that the advance notice 
controversy in the United States — where 
only two states have such laws on the 
books — has a long way to go before 
being settled. 


cue Legislative Update 

Labor asks the 
Presidential contenders 
for their views 


PAI Staff Writer 

The 15 declared or likely presidential 
candidates have been asked by the 
AFL-CIO to address four issues which 
organized labor considers to be "of 
critical importance to America's work- 
ing people." 

The presidential hopefuls were asked 
to respond in writing to questions con- 
cerning trade, the federal deficit, the 
role of government in meeting human 
needs, and the role of unions in the 
political process. In addition, the can- 
didates will be asked to respond on 
videotape to a question about presiden- 
tial leadership. 

The purpose is to provide members 
of AFL-CIO-affiliated unions "with in- 
formation helpful to them in making 
their own choices in the primaries and 
in the November 1988 general elec- 
tion," AFL-CIO President Lane Kirk- 
land said in a March 13 letter to seven 
Democratic and eight Republican hope- 

The queries also represented the start 
of a process to involve the rank-and- 
file in a possible AFL-CIO endorsement 
of a presidential candidate at the fed- 
eration's convention this October, 
Kirkland's letter explained. ' 'Once union 
members and their families have read 
the written responses and viewed the 
videotapes, they will be better able to 
exercise their judgments and inform 
their leadership of their preferences," 
he wrote. 

The responses will be released by the 
federation in a special publication in 
early May and distributed to affiliated 
unions, state federations, and local cen- 
tral bodies for use in their publications, 
Kirkland said. He said "a video ques- 
tion concerning your views on the unique 
leadership role of the presidency" will 
be released at the same time for showing 
in union halls and at labor meetings 
across the country. 

The Democrats who were queried 
were former Arizona Gov. Bruce Bab- 
bitt, Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware, 
Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, 
Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, 
Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri, 
former Colorado Senator Gary Hart, 
and Jesse Jackson, head of Operation 

The Republicans were Vice President 
George Bush, Senator Robert Dole of 
Kansas, former Delaware Gov. Pierre 
S. du Pont IV, former Secretary of 
State Alexander Haig, Rep. Jack Kemp 
of New York, former Nevada Senator 
Paul Laxalt, television evangelist Pat 
Robertson, and former Illinois Con- 
gressman Donald Rumsfeld. 

At a March 16 press conference at 
AFL-CIO headquarters, federation 
Secretary-Treasurer Thomas R. Dona- 
hue said the list of 15 declared and 
potential candidates includes all the 
"serious" ones who haven't ruled out 
a candidacy in 1988. 

"We want to give our members a 
chance to read the candidates' own 
words and to watch the candidates as 
they articulate their own bid for lead- 
ership of the country," Donahue said. 
As to whether labor will endorse a 
candidate, "The answer is that at this 
point, we don't know. That's up to the 
members of our affiliated unions," he 

In response to. a reporter's question, 
Donahue said the candidates' answers 
to a particular question should not be 
regarded as "a litmus test" for labor's 
endorsement. "We're not saying that 
any single issue is a litmus test issue," 
he said, adding, "The general attitude 
of candidates" should be weighed. II3C 

UBC Protests Navy 
Officers' Actions 

The United Brotherhood has formally 
protested to U.S. congressmen and sen- 
ators who represent states with naval 
facilities that the Navy and its assigned 
service officers are interfering in labor- 
management relations at some West 
Coast shipyards. 

Wayne Pierce, general treasurer and 
director of legislation, sent the follow- 
ing letter to 12 key congressmen and 
four senators, including members of the 
armed services committees: 

"It has come to our attention that 
the U.S. Navy and its West Coast 
assigned officers are interfering in col- 
lective bargaining matters between Na- 
val contractors and their unions. It 
seems the Navy wants to undermine 
traditional craft structures and lower 
the wage scales in West Coast ship- 

"This concerns us for any number of 
reasons. As you know, the labor move- 
ment has always stood for a strong 
national defense. We believe that this 
calls for quality in military material. 
Weakening craft structures may pro- 
duce some short-term cost savings, but 
could result in disaster in time of na- 
tional emergency, when skilled and 
highly-trained labor is essential to meet 
quotas and timetables. 

"It also concerns us that the Navy 
would be attempting to undermine ex- 
isting wage structures. The UBC feels 
that unions freely negotiating with em- 
ployers must not have their efforts un- 
dermined by the federal government. 
This would establish an extremely 
frightening precedent. 

"I urge you to join in calling for an 
investigation into these matters. . . ." 

The Four Questions Asked of the Contenders 

FOREIGN TRADE — How would you propose to reduce America's trade 
deficit and encourage the fair exchange of goods with other nations, while 
maintaining and improving our standard of living? 

BUDGET DEFICIT — How would you reduce the federal budget deficit 
without hurting working Americans and the poor? Would you rule out raising 
federal revenues, including tax increases, as a component of deficit reduction? 

HUMAN NEEDS — What role do you see for governments — federal, state, 
and local — in such areas as education, employment, training, health care, 
housing, equal opportunity, the environment, and programs for the elderly? 
At your first Cabinet meeting, what instructions would you give to the heads 
of departments with responsibilities in these areas? 

THE POLITICAL PROCESS — Unions, like many other membership 
organizations, have historically played an active role in the political process 
by assisting their members in registering, by conununicating with their 
members on the issues, and by endorsing candidates whose positions further 
the best interest of their membership. What are your views of organized 
labor's proper role in the political process? 

MAY 1987 



A congressional resolution which orders the Envi- 
ronmental Protection Agency to distribute $47.5 mil- 
lion for school asbestos removal has been signed 
by President Reagan. 

The Administration early this year had urged 
Congress not to spend the money to help remove 
and contain cancer-causing asbestos in schools at- 
tended by an estimated 50,000 children. In early 
March, however. Congress passed the joint resolu- 
tion requiring the EPA to make available the funds 
for loans and grants to schools in time for the work 
to be completed during the summer vacation. 


The lowest interest rates in nearly a decade 
prompted Americans to buy existing homes at a 
record pace late last year, but rising prices may put 
a damper on things, a trade association said. 

While sales soared to an annual rate of 4.37 
million units during the fourth-quarter period last 
year, the median home price climbed 6.5% from the 
fourth quarter of 1985, according to the National 
Association of Realtors. 

The organization predicted a median price in- 
crease of an additional 4% this year, which seems 
to have been borne out by the Commerce Depart- 
ment figures in for January: the median home price 
exceeded $100,000 for the first time on record. 
New home sales fell 6.8% in January. 

But interest rates are expected to wind up in 
1987 about where they were at the end of 1986, 
and that would sustain sales at a strong level. 


Major work stoppages increased in 1986 after 
declining steadily for the previous six years, the 
Labor Department reported. 

Strikes and lockouts rose in 1986 as measured 
by the number of stoppages involving more than 
1 ,000 workers, the total number of idled workers, 
and the number of lost work days. 

Major work stoppages had declined from 235 in 
1979 to a record low of 54 in 1985. But the number 
jumped back up to 69 in 1986 as 533,000 workers 
either walked out or were locked out of their jobs, 
compared to 324,000 in 1985. Nearly 11.9 million 
work days were lost to strikes and lockouts last 
year, a 68% increase over 1985. 


Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor Roger D. Se- 
merad has announced the allocation of $20 million 
to 23 states to assist them in automating their un- 
employment insurance systems and procedures. 

"These awards reflect our investment and interest 
in helping state agencies meet Ul automation 
needs," Semerad said. "We encourage automation 
because it improves states' capacity to serve claim- 
ants and employers accurately and on time." 

The Unemployment Insurance Service, a division 
of the department's Employment and Training 
Administration, selected the proposals of those 
states on the basis of established criteria. 

Proposals were reviewed for urgency, administra- 
tive and Ul Trust Fund savings, improved system 
performance, technical merit, and some aspect of 
state payback of funds to the federal government. 

The jurisdictions receiving grants are: Arizona, 
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, 
Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Caro- 
lina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Ver- 
mont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 


Unions and employers filed 41 ,639 cases with the 
National Labor Relations Board in fiscal year 1986, 
1 .7% more than a year earlier and the first increase 
since 1983. 

NLRB General Counsel Rosemary Collyer noted 
in her annual summary of operations that unfair 
labor practice cases increased 3.8%. The number 
of those cases climbed to 33,780 while the total of 
representation cases fell 7.5% to 7,228 in 1986. 

The agency settled 9,312 unfair labor practice 
cases in 1986, up from 8,988 settlements a year 
earlier, while issuing 3,135 complaints — an increase 
of 3.8%. 

Collyer reported that $27.8 million in back pay 
was won for workers — a slightly higher amount than 
in 1984, but 55.4% below last year's record $62.2 
million. The amount of fees, dues, and fines paid to 
workers increased 300% over the previous year to 
a record $1 .4 million, the report noted. 


A bill passed by the House on a 264-121 vote 
would authorize $725 million over four years for 
housing, health, and food assistance to the nation's 

The vote on H.R. 558, which would nearly triple 
federal spending on homeless programs, was heav- 
ily weighted along party lines after Republican 
amendments to require spending cuts in other 
areas to pay for the aid and mandatory testing of 
the homeless for AIDS were voted down. 

The bill, which now goes to the Senate, would 
authorize $500 million in Fiscal 1987 for shelter and 
health care for the homeless and $225 million for 
food and nutrition programs for the homeless in 
Fiscal 1988 through 1990. 

In addition to increased funds for emergency 
shelter programs, the bill includes a provision which 
targets $20 million for rental and utility assistance 
vouchers to low-income tenants to help prevent 


Forrest Pool, a representative of the IWA Western States Re- 
gional Council III, distributes handbills at U.S. Bancorp Tower. 

Another IWA Western States Regional Council III representa- 
tive, Chuck MacRae, also handed out the flyers. 

L-P National Boycott Day on June 20 

Preparations for Boycott and Sliareholders Meeting Demonstration Have Begun 

With next month representing the 
fourth anniversary of the Louisiana- 
Pacific strike by 1,500 Brotherhood 
members, General President Campbell 
is urging locals and councils throughout 
the country to take to the L-P boycott 
lines on Saturday, June 20, in a show 
of national solidarity. "This union's 
aggressive campaign against L-P for the 
past four years has helped protect the 
livelihoods of thousands of workers in 
the wood products industry, but the 
fight's not over," stated Campbell. "It's 
necessary that this union continue to 
demonstrate its determination to fight 
any challenges to our members' liveli- 
hoods," continued Campbell. 

On June 20, the National Boycott 
Day, UBC members are being asked to 
conduct L-P boycott handbilling activ- 
ity at local lumber retailers carrying 
L-P products. The AFL-CIO-sanc- 
tioned boycott of L-P has been ongoing 
for nearly three years and it has shown 
very positive results. Reports from UBC 
field boycott coordinators indicate that 
approximately 600 retail lumber dealers 
have stopped selling L-P products as a 
result of consumer-directed boycott 

handbilling. Recent strong sales by wood 
products companies, including L-P, 
make this a particularly important time 
to redouble boycott efforts. 

Instructional material and boycott ht- 
erature will be sent to each local and 
council in preparation for the National 
Boycott Day. The material will outline 




This flyer was distributed by UBC members 
at U.S. Bancorp facilities. 

the proper procedures for conducting 
the boycott handbilling, which urges 
non-patronage of the lumber retailers 
selling L-P products. The intial step for 
preparing for handbilling is a thorough 
survey of the lumber retailers in your 
area. A quick visit to the retailers will 
confirm whether or not L-P products 
are being sold at the location. A letter 
from the General President will be sent 
to stores carrying the product prior to 
the scheduled handbilling to inform re- 
tailers of the pending action. 

As Carpenter goes to press, plans are 
underway for a major labor demonstra- 
tion at L-P's annual shareholders' meet- 
ing on May 4, in Montgomery, Tex. At 
each of the company's last three share- 
holders' meetings, a delegation of L-P 
strikers has been joined by the local 
labor community in a demonstration 
against L-P's labor and anti-community 
policies. Major issues on which L-P will 
be challenged include its plant closing 
actions in Texas where it closed two 
recently-purchased union mills, its mul- 
titude of environmental problems and 
its anti-community actions in many cit- 
ies where it maintains operations. Ui)!/ 

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MAY 1987 

More than 80 delegates par- 
ticipated in the conference. 
In the front row above, from 
left, are three members of 
Local 2268, Monticello, 
Ga. — Henry Long, Charlie 
Ridley, and Bobby Devereau. 
At right, Ed Durkin, director 
of UBC Special Programs, 
speaks to the group. Beside 
him is Ray White ofSCIW. 

optimistic 1987 projections for the wood 
products industry. In addition, the 15% 
surcharge imposed on Canadian lumber 
imports has also caused lumber prices 
to move upward during this spring 
building season. 

Most major companies have been 
through restructuring programs which 
have meant mill closures, sales in- 
creases, construction of more high tech 
mills and upgrading existing facilities. 
These programs have increased log re- 
coveries and reduced costs for every 
unit of lumber or board products turned 
out. This has greatly improved the profit 
margins for these integrated corpora- 

Another noteworthy trend has been 
underway since the early 1980s. There 
has been tremendous growth in the 
volume of panel products manufactured 

SCIW, IWA Hold Joint Conference 
On Coordinated Forest Industry Talks 

Representatives from lumber and 
plywood locals of the United Brother- 
hood and the International Woodwork- 
ers of America met recently in Myrtle 
Beach, S.C., to consider plans for con- 
ducting national coordinated contract 
negotiations in 1988 and 1989. 

The joint conference, held March 26 
and 27, drew more than 80 delegates 
from UBC and International Wood- 
workers of America locals. They heard 
a discussion of the goals and methods 
of the U.S. Forest Products Joint Bar- 
gaining Board, which was formed in 
early 1986 to carry out national bar- 
gaining programs. The board is com- 
posed of the Western and Southern 
Industrial Councils of the UBC and the 
Western and Southern regions of the 
IWA. All four bargaining board mem- 
bers, in fact, attended the Southern 
conference and delivered speeches. 

In his opening remarks, Ray White, 

Representatives of 
IWA local unions 
pooled their collec- 
tive bargaining ex- 
periences at the 
two-day conference 
in South Carolina. 

executive secretary of the UBC's 
Southern Council of Industrial Work- 
ers, said, "We have worked closely 
with the IWA in the South to produce 
better contract settlements. Now it is 
time to tie our strength with the strength 
of our West Coast counterparts." 

"This is the only way our members 
in the wood products industry will ob- 
tain a proper share of the tremendous 
profits being generated by forest prod- 
ucts corporations and it is the only way 
we will be able to address the wage gap 
that exists between Southern and West- 
ern operations," he added. 

The delegates heard a comprehensive 
report from the UBC Industrial De- 
partment concerning current trends in 
the forest industry. A combination of 
low mortgage interest rates, strong con- 
struction trends for single family homes 
and continued strength in the repair and 
remodeling market have led to very 

from wood chips or wood fibers. This 
was made possible by technological 
breakthroughs concerning the align- 
ment of fibers for strength and the 
application of improved glues and res- 
ins. Output of these products in North 
America, called waferboard and ori- 
ented strand board, has grown from 
nearly zero in 1980 to 5. 1 billion square 
feet in 1986. With nine more mills under 
construction, output will grow by an- 
other 32% in the next several years. 
These board products are cheaper than 
plywood and are replacing plywood in 
many uses. They now account for 13% 
of the total panel market in the United 
States. There is no question that this 
percentage will grow in the years ahead. 

Year-end profit reports for 1986 al- 
ready reflect these trends. For example, 
net profits for seven major forest prod- 
ucts corporations rose by 40% from 
1985 levels. Further improvement is 
forecast for 1987. 

As one speaker noted, "The national 
coordinating program put together by 
the Joint Bargaining Board is well timed. 
It comes when the companies in the 
industry are showing great prosperity." 

The delegates also received infor- 
mation concerning the national and in- 
ternational operations of the major firms 
that gives them the ability to reach all 
of the regional U.S. markets and foreign 
markets and do so with a wide assort- 
ment of wood and paper products. These 
same corporations wield additional eco- 
nomic power because most control pro- 
duction from timberlands to the retail 



outlet. This economic strength and abil- 
ity to generate large profits and cash 
flow underscore the need to develop 
and pursue national bargaining pro- 
grams for forest industry workers. This 
is the only approach that will balance 
off the bargaining power now held by 
the giant corporations. 

Delegates broke into workshop ses- 
sions during the afternoon to cover two 
topics. The first dealt with building 
improved communication systems in 
local unions, called one-on-one job can- 
vassing. This is a formalized program 
of speaking to every member on a face- 
to-face basis concerning any pre-se- 
lected topic. This technique will be used 
in the future to provide members with 
better information about bargaining is- 
sues and strategies being used for na- 
tional coordinated negotiations. 

The second workshop covered pen- 
sion plans that are prevalent in the 
forest products industry. The provi- 
sions of plans in the west and south 
were studied and goals for improving 
those retirement benefits were dis- 

James Bledsoe, executive secretary 
of the Western Industrial Council, ad- 
dressed the conference Friday morning. 
He laid out some of the central goals 

'The national 
coordinating program 
put togetlier by ttie U.S. 
Forest Products Joint 
Bargaining Board is 
well timed. It comes 
when the companies in 
the industry are 
showing great 
prosperity. ' 

Jim Bledsoe, left, executive secre- 
tary of the Northwest Council, 
makes a point, as leaders of three 
international unions huddle. From 
left, clockwise, are Bill Hubbell, 
president, IWA Western Region: 
Mike Fishman, assistant to the gen- 
eral president in charge of the UBC 
industrial department; Joe Brad- 
shaw, vice president. Paper Work- 
ers; Ray White, SCIW executive 
secretary; Charles Campbell, presi- 
dent, IWA Southern Region; and 
Arnold Brown, vice president. Paper 

of the Joint Bargaining Board. They 
include such things as wage parity, 
pension uniformity and greater protec- 
tions for workers when mills close. 

The program concluded with a pres- 
entation by Ed Durkin, director, UBC 
Special Programs Department. Durkin 
described how workers, through jointly- 
trusted pension plans own large blocks 
of corporate stock. Department of La- 
bor studies estimate that by the mid 
1990s, 65% of outstanding corporate 
stock will be held by worker pension 
funds. Until recently these pension plans 
have not exercised their stockholder 
rights with respect to how corporations 
are run. The pension funds looked only 
at the investment returns achieved from 
those shares of stock. 

Recently, Durkin reported, the UBC 
has identified the stock held by Broth- 
erhood pension funds in wood products 
companies, and has encouraged those 
funds to exercise their shareholder rights. 
Several of the Brotherhood's pension 
funds have submitted resolutions for 
shareholder consideration in an effort 
to change certain corporate practices. 
At Weyerhaeuser Co., a plant closing 
notice resolution was submitted, as well 
as a proposal to change bylaw provi- 
sions which allow management to en- 
trench themselves. A management 
"golden parachute" at Georgia-Pacific, 
which would provide severance pay- 
ments to the top five corporate officers 
of nearly $8 million in the event of a 
corporate change of control, was at- 
tacked by a shareholder resolution sub- 
mitted by a Brotherhood fund. 

The growing awareness of the role of 
workers as corporate shareholders has 
stimulated greater interest on the part 
of unions in monitoring corporate op- 
erations. Through our pension funds, 
UBC members and other workers hold 
important positions as owners in most 
American corporations. Aggressive ac- 
tions as shareholders are being under- 
taken in the wood products and else- 
where in an effort to protect our interests 
as workers and investors. UUL 

Industrial Collective 
Bargaining Training 
Program in Use 

Councils and locals in the industrial 
sector are using the Brotherhood's new 
training program "The Bargaining 
Process," for local bargaining commit- 
tees. The slide-tape program shows a 
bargaining committee, under the direc- 
tion of the business representative, per- 
forming such tasks as gathering infor- 
mation for bargaining, surveying 
members, helping to draw up proposals, 
presenting evidence at the bargaining 
table, and making a recommendation 
to the membership on the settlement. 
At each stage, the program makes clear 
the responsibilities of committee mem- 
bers, such as taking notes during ne- 
gotiations and explaining the tentative 
settlement to members at the ratifica- 
tion meeting. 

The program is intended to make 
bargaining committees more knowl- 
edgeable about the negotiating process 
and more effective in helping win the 
best possible settlement for their fellow 
members. The program includes, in 
addition to the slide-tape program, a 
manual for bargaining committee mem- 
bers, a guide for the trainer, and a 
Survey for Negotiations form. The pro- 
gram should be shown well in advance 
of bargaining to allow the committee 
adequate time to prepare for negotia- 

Business representatives may order 
the program through their executive 
board member or the Industrial De- 
partment at the General Office. 







United Brotherhood of CarpciUcrs 
and Joiners of America 


The training manual runs through the bar- 
gaining process step-by-step to help famil- 
iarize committee members with negotia- 

MAY 1987 


Hotel/Motel Industry: Is Labor In or Out? 

Significant Construction Could IVIean Opportunity for Union Jobs 

This article, the second in a series 
highlighting industries in which consid- 
erable construction work is being per- 
formed, reviews developments in the 
hotel industry and the growing amount 
of nonunion construction in it. 

In nearly every community in the 
country, you are likely to find a hotel 
or motel construction project. The ho- 
tel/motel industry has experienced tre- 
mendous growth during the early 1980s, 
and while the new tax law and over- 
building will slow hotel construction in 
some markets, the industry will con- 
tinue to be a major construction user 
in the coming years. It is estimated that 
several billion dollars will be spent on 
construction in the hotel industry during 

Even in traditionally strong union 
areas, it is becoming increasingly com- 
mon to see hotels and motels being built 
nonunion. The hotel industry is unlike 
any other, and a good understanding of 
the industry participants, the relation- 
ships between project participants, and 
the developing trends in the industry is 
vitally important to efforts to recapture 
this work. 

The two most significant factors which 
will determine the amount of new con- 
struction in the hotel industry and which 
hotels get built in the coming years are 

the 1986 tax bill and the overbuilding 
which has effected certain markets. The 
tax bill eliminated various tax advan- 
tages which were driving many hotel 
construction projects. By limiting in- 
vestors' abihties to write-off tax losses 
associated with hotel operations, new 
projects must be able to generate suf- 
ficient cash flow to justify their con- 

The effort to establish a proposed 
hotel project's profitability is growing 
increasingly difficult in certain markets 
due to overbuilding in recent years. The 
tax loss write-offs formerly associated 
with hotel construction stimulated ov- 
erbuilding in many cities. However, 
even in markets where there is excess 
capacity of hotel and motel rooms, new 
construction may occur as certain cus- 
tomer needs are targeted. 


One of the more noticeable devel- 
opments in the industry has been the 
trend toward market "segmentation." 
Hotel operations are looking for seg- 
ments of the business that are not being 
served and are implementing expansion 
plans to address the needs. Segments 
within the market include upscale, mid- 
scale, and budget facihties, as well as 
super-luxury, and strictly business-ori- 
ented hotels and motels. 

6 iUE 

This Job Wasl 

The Willard Hotel in downtown Washing- 
ton, D.C., recently underwent major reno- 
vations after many years of neglect and 
disuse. The job's general contractor, 
George Hyman Construction Co., kept 
skilled union workers from several UBC 
and other building trades locals busy at 
work on the exhaustive project. 

"All-suite" hotels are the newest and 
most significant example of market seg- 
mentation. All-suite hotels are aimed at 
the frequent traveler who is willing to 
pay more for luxury and homelike com- 
forts. Industry estimates indicate that 

Profile of a Non-Union Hotel Construction Deal 

This Job Was Not! 

Holiday Corp., l he parent company of 
Holiday Inns nationwide, has its name on 
this new hotel, in Arlington, Va., but the 
nonunion construction of it was arranged 
and performed by corporate entities of the 
Donohoe Co.. a resolutely nonunion com- 
pany. Know who's behind local hotel con- 
struction — /( could make the difference be- 
tween jobs thai are and are not. 

The circumstances surrounding the recent 
construction of a Holiday Inn in Arlington, 
Va., illustrate clearly the value of doing 
land-records research. Because Holiday Inns 
are almost entirely owned by individual 
franchises, the focus of our research had to 
be the owners of that particular hotel rather 
than the parent corporation, Holiday Corp. 

A trip to the Arlington County Courthouse 
began the search to determine who owned 
the hotel and what institution financed the 
construction. The tax assessor's office iden- 
tified the name of the party paying taxes on 
the property. A review was made of the land 
records with the taxpayer's name and a copy 
of the deed showed that the land and the 
hotel were owned by a Virginia partnership 
called Ballston Hotel Associates. Next, the 
partnership papers registered in the court- 
house indicated that Ballston Hotel Asso- 
ciates was formed on the same day as the 
land purchase was made, and that three of 
the five members of the partnership were 
corporate entities related to or bearing the 
name of the Donohoe Co. 

Further land records research revealed a 

deed of trust that indicated that First Amer- 
ican Bank of Virginia had financed both the 
land purchase and the construction of the 

The fact that the Donohoe Co. was a 
principal owner in the project made it no 
surprise to learn that Donohoe Construction 
Co. obtained the building permit for the 
project, and proceeded to build the hotel 
nonunion, as it is one of the Washington, 
D.C., area's largest and most resolutely 
nonunion construction companies. 

This highlights the importance of identi- 
fying the participants in hotel construction 
projects. In a franchised hotel operation, 
such as the Holiday Inn operation identified 
here, it is crucial that you identify the real 
owners and financiers of the project. As this 
example makes clear, the Donohoe Co. and 
not Holiday Inn was the party most respon- 
sible for determining who would do the 
construction. And while the relationships 
identified here indicate that efforts to secure 
the work would have been difficult, such 
information must be obtained to enhance 
organizing efforts. 



15% of all hotels in the 1990s could be 


With cash flow and profitability be- 
coming the bottom lines for successful 
hotel operations today, lending insti- 
tutions are becoming more conservative 
in backing deals in the industry. Fea- 
sibility studies must show good cash- 
flow potential and a solid management 
track record must be documented to 
secure project financing. Numerous ho- 
tel foreclosures have dried up institu- 
tional lending sources for many proj- 
ects. Public sources of funding such as 
state development bonds or federal Ur- 
ban Development Action Grants are 
popular funding sources in the industry. 

In this tight money environment, first- 
time borrowers in the industry are not 
finding financing, and unless the bor- 
rower is putting his own funds at risk, 
funds are not forthcoming. Developers 
of franchise operations, such as Holiday 
Inns and Days Inns, are better able to 
secure financing because of the security 
provided by their national support serv- 
ices, such as a national reservation 
system, strong name recognition, and 
brand allegiance. 


The recent developments in the hotel/ 
motel industry, such as the tax law 
implications and the locahzed over- 
building, need to be considered in the 
context of future efforts to secure up- 
coming construction work in the indus- 
try. The increasing need for a new hotel/ 
motel to generate a positive cash flow 
and maintain profitability suggests an 
increasing vulnerability to job-site pick- 
eting and consumer boycott activities. 
A missed scheduled opening or a poor 
occupancy rate produced by lawful 
picket and boycott actions take on greater 
significance in today's market. 

Due to the numerous participants 
involved in a typical hotel construction 
project, it is important that we are able 
to identify accurately each participant 
and its role in the project. Determining 
the owner of a project is crucial. While 
the hotel may be a Holiday Inn, Mar- 
riott, or another brand name operation, 
the actual owners of the specific hotel 
in question may be local businessmen, 
developers, bank officials, etc. It is 
these individuals who can influence 
contractor selection. 

Determining the actual ownership of 
a particular hotel in a "chain" is im- 
portant for legal purposes, as well. In 
a consumer boycott or publicity cam- 
paign targetting a user of non-union 
construction, for example, it cannot be 
assumed that all branches of the hotel 
are owned or operated by that same 
construction user. The law may prevent 

Upcoming Construction Plans for IVIajor Cliains: 

Despite the market adjustments mentioned, billions of dollars will be 
spent in the industry in new construction and major renovation in the 
coming year. Outlined below are the expansion plans of several of the 
nation's best known hotel operations: 

MARRIOTT CORP.: Marriott Hotels, 
Marriott Suite Hotels, and Courtyards 

In late 1984, Marriott Corp. initiated 
a building plan that will total $3 billion 
by the early 1990s to build a nationwide 
chain of moderately-priced motels. 
Marriott's mid-priced motels, called 
Courtyards, are to be located primarily 
in suburban areas near business parks, 
highways, hospitals, and shopping cen- 
ters. In addition to southeastern cities 
such as Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., the 
company plans to build "clusters" of 
Courtyards in New Jersey/New York, 
Chicago/Milwaukee, and northern Cal- 
ifornia. Marriott has also embarked on 
another $2 billion five-year building pro- 
gram which will include 40 all-suite 
hotels and 40 smaller hotels. Areas 
targeted for all-suite hotels include Chi- 
cago, California, New York City, and 

HOLIDAY CORP.: Holiday Inn 
Hotels, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza 
Hotels, Embassy Suites, Residence 
Inns, and Hampton Inns 

Holiday Corp.'s Embassy Suites are 
the leader in the all-suite hotel market 
with nearly 75 such hotels built or under 
construction. Holiday's Residence Inns, 
which are residential style all-suite ho- 

tels, are a rapidly growing component 
of the company's business with nearly 
100 in place and 300 planned by the 
early 1990s. Hampton Inn Hotels are 
HoHday's economy line and plans call 
for a rapid expansion to approximately 
130 hotels by early 1987. 

HYATT CORP.: Hyatt Regency, Park 
Hyatt Hotel, and Hawthorne Suites 

In late 1986, Hyatt Corp. announced 
a $750 million expansion program in- 
cluding 40 smaller hotels geared for 
individual business travelers in smaller 
city and suburban markets. Hyatt re- 
cently announced that it is planning 
development of a nationwide chain of 
hotels called Hawthorne Suites. Plans 
call for franchise development of 200 
new Hawthorne Suite hotels over the 
next three years. 

HILTON CORP.: Hilton Hotels 

Hilton has an ongoing $1 billion ren- 
ovation program, as well as plans to 
grow in the next five years to more than 
380 hotels from its current 280 prop- 
erties. Most of the new properties for 
Hilton will be the "courtyard" type 
hotels, with less emphasis on the luxury 
end of the market. 

including in the campaign certain 
branches owned by unrelated individ- 
uals or firms, such as franchise owners. 

Likewise, determining the source of 
the hotel's financing is a critical aspect 
of organizing in this industry. Whether 
the financing source is a local bank, a 
national insurance company, a state 
development bond, or a public em- 
ployee pension fund, establishing the 
identity of the money can provide ad- 
ditional avenues by which to influence 
the contracting decision. 

The sources of such information can 
include Dodge Reports, newspaper ar- 
ticles, or project site signs, but you may 
need to become familiar with the local 
land records filing system in order to 
obtain accurate information. The land 
records will identify the property owner 
and any outstanding mortgages or deeds 
of trust securing construction loans or 
permanent financing arrangements. With 
this information in hand, you are better 
able to develop an organizing 
strategy. J3C 

UBC Hotel 
Industry Survey 

In the next several weeks, local and 
councils throughout the Brotherhood 
will be receiving a letter from the Gen- 
eral President requesting information 
on recently completed, ongoing, and 
upcoming hotel projects in your area. 
The General President's letter will iden- 
tify the hotel projects on which infor- 
mation is requested. The survey re- 
quests information on the identity of 
the contractors on the projects and their 
union/nonunion status. 

The information will be collected by 
the UBC's Special Programs Depart- 
ment and used to assist affiliates in 
efforts to secure work in the industry. 
A comprehensive database of hotel 
projects will enable us to identify prob- 
lem hotel chains and contractors in the 
industry and assist in developing or- 
ganizing efforts on a local, regional, or 
national basis. 

MAY 1987 


New Immigration Law Will 
Mean Major Changes for 
Undocumented Workers 
and Their Employers 

,^f^ 1,^'^iifil \r^i\ 


Last year, the U.S. Congress passed 
the Immigration Reform and Control 
Act of 1986, the most sweeping change 
in our country's immigration policy in 
more than 30 years. The law provides 
new opportunities for legalization for 
undocumented workers who have been 
in the U.S. since Jan. 1, 1982. The law 
also imposes penalties on employers 
who hire undocumented workers or 
who fail to keep proper records. Un- 
documented immigrants must apply for 
temporary legal resident status in the 
year beginning May 5, 1987. 

It is estimated that five million or 
more individuals reside illegally in this 
country, the majority working in indus- 
tries ranging from restaurants to con- 
struction to agriculture to manufactur- 
ing. Many work in UBC industries 
including construction and furniture. 
The large majority of undocumented 
immigrants are unorganized, often ex- 
ploited by employers and contractors 
who pay substandard wages and create 
sweatshop-like working conditions. 
Unions, including the UBC, have found 
it very difficult to organize these work- 
ers because of their lack of legal pro- 
tection and fear of being deported. 

The Brotherhood has faced problems 
relating to immigration laws among our 
own membership. Some UBC local 
unions represent workers who, though 
hard working and responsible union 
members, entered the country illegally 
and thus cannot attain U.S. citizenship. 
While protected by union agreements, 
these workers still live with an uncertain 
future, fearful of being apprehended by 
immigration authorities. 

An undocumented worker will be 
eligible for temporary legal status under 
the new law if the individual: 

• has been in the U.S. continually 
and illegally since Jan. 1, 1982 except 
for brief trips; 

• has not received a substantial 
amount of welfare or certain other types 
of assistance; 

• has not been convicted of any se- 
rious crime (felony) or of three or more 
less serious crimes (misdemeanors); 

• can prove he can support himself 
and his family. 

Eighteen months after being granted 
temporary status, a person's status would 
be adjusted to a permanent resident if 
the individual could show a basic un- 
derstanding of English and knowledge 


of U.S. history and government or is 
obtaining instruction in these areas. 
Separate provisions of the law apply to 
undocumented workers employed in 

The UBC has developed materials in 
English and Spanish to assist our brother 
and sister members and other workers 
in our industries to apply for legal status 
and eventually citizenship under the 
new law. Pilot projects will be under- 
way shortly in Texas and in the Los 
Angeles area, the latter coordinated by 
the Los Angeles County District Coun- 
cil of Carpenters. 

Commenting on the UBC's efforts, 
General President Campbell has said: 
"I beHeve the Brotherhood represents 
all workers in our industries, and our 
goal is to bring everyone's conditions 
up to union standards. We can't do that 
when greedy employers are exploiting 
undocumented workers and paying them 
sweatshop wages. The new immigration 
law doesn't do everything we wanted, 
but it gives undocumented workers al- 
ready employed here a chance to apply 
for citizenship. It also penalizes em- 
ployers for hiring illegal immigrants in 
the future. That's what the law says. 
So we can either continue to gripe about 
the problems and see more of our work 
go non-union, or we can build our 
Brotherhood by lending a helping hand 
to those workers, members and non- 
members, who qualify for citizenship. 
I'm for building our Brotherhood, and 
that's why we're starting these immi- 
gration efforts. 

"The Brotherhood is one family and 
that family is open to anyone who works 
in our jurisdiction. That's how we've 
grown in the past, and that's the key 
to our future." 

The next issue of Carpenter will con- 
tain more information on the new im- 
migration law and the Brotherhood's 
program. Materials on the new law are 
available from the General Office. UUC 

Pamphlets with information on the new 
law are available. Contact the interna- 
tional, if you have questions or need help 
concerning the new immigration law. 

Folletos con informacion sobre la ley 
nueva estdn disponibles. Comuniquese con 
la internacional si tiene alguna pregunta o 
necesila ayuda con respecto a la nueva ley 
de inmigracion. 



MM ^ 



La Nueva Ley de Reforma de 
Inmigracion Significara Cambios 
Importantes por las Trabajadores sin 
Documentos, Sus Empleadores 


El ano pasado, el Congreso de los 
Estados Unidos paso la Reforma de 
Inmigracion y el Acto de Control de 
1986, el mas radical cambio en la poli- 
tica inmigratoria del pais en mas que 
treinta aiios. La ley provee nuevas 
oportunidades para la legalizacion de 
trabajadores sin documentos que ban 
estado en los Estados Unidos desde el 
1 de enero de 1982. La ley tambien 
aplica sanciones a los empleadores que 
contratan los trabajadores sin docu- 
mentos o quienes no mantengan notas 
corectas. Los inmigrantes sin docu- 
mentos tienen que solicitar un Permiso 
de Residencia Temporal en el ano que 
comence en el 5 de mayo de 1987. 

Esta estimado que cinco millones o 
mas personas viven ilegalmente en este 
pais; trabajando en los restaurantes, la 
construccion, la agricola, y la manufac- 
turera. Muchos trabajan en las indus- 
trias de la UBC incluyendo la construc- 
cion de los edificios y de los muebles. 
La gran mayoria de inmigrantes sin 
documentos no estan organizados, mu- 
chas veces explotados por los patrones 
o contratistas quienes pagan sueldos 
inferiores y crean condiciones como las 
"sweatshops" (fabricas donde se ex- 
plota al obrero). Las uniones, inclu- 
yendo la UBC, ban encontrado muy 
dificil organizar estos trabajadores por 
la carente de proteccion legal y miedo 
de ser deportado. 

La Fraternidad ha afrontado proble- 
mas relacionados a las leyes de inmi- 
gracion entre nuestros miembros. Al- 
gunas uniones locales se representen 
trabajadores quienes, aunque son bue- 
nos trabajadores y miembros respons- 
ables, entraron al pais ilegalmente y 
por eso no pueden llegar a ser ciuda- 
danos de los Estados Unidos. Aun pro- 
tejidos por los convenios de la union, 
estos trabajadores viven todavia con 
una futura incierta, con miedo de ser 
aprehendido por las autoridades de in- 

Un trabajador sin documentos sera 
elegible para un Permiso de Residencia 
Temporal bajo la ley nueva si el 

• prueba su residencia consecutiva 
ilegal en los Estados Unidos desde el 1 
de enero de 1982, a excepcion de breves 

• prueba su identidad y antecedentes 
de empleo. Debe tambien probar que 
se mantiene con recursos propios y que 
no depende de asistencia publica. 

• no ha sido condenado por haber 
cometido un delito grave (delito de 
mayor cuantia) o mas que tees deiitos 
leves (deiitos menores). 

Dieciocho meses despues de haber- 
seles concedido el estatus temporal, el 
estatus de una persona sera cambiado 
a residente permanente si el individuo 
puede mostrar una comprehension bas- 
ica de ingles, y conocimiento de la 
historia y el gobierno de los E.U. o 
esta obteniendo instruciones en estas 

Materials estaban desarroUando en 
ingles y espanol por la UBC para ayudar 
nuestros hermanos y hermanas y otros 
trabajadores en nuestras industrias so- 
licitan un estatus legal y eventualmente 
realizan ciudadania bajo la nueva ley. 
Proyectos pilotos estableceran pronto 
en Texas y Los Angeles, Calif., este 
coordino por el Concilio de carpinteros 
del condado de Los Angeles. 

Comentando las esfuerzas de la UBC, 
el Presidente General Campbell ha di- 
cho "Creo que la Fraternidad repre- 
sente todos los trabajadores en nuestras 
industrias, y nuestra meta es de traer 
las condiciones a nuestra nivel. No 
pueden hacerlo cuando los empleadores 
avaros esten explotando trabajadores 
sin documentos y estan pagando sala- 
rios como "sweatshops." La nueva ley 
de reforma de inmigracion no hace todo 
que quisimos, pero le da una oportu- 
nidad solicitar cuidadania a los traba- 
jadores sin documentos todavia em- 
pleados aqui. Tambien penalizara los 
empleadores que contratar inmigrantes 
ilegales en la futura. Esto es lo que dice 
la ley. Asi podemos seguir a quejarse 
acerca de la problems y ver mas de 
nuestro trabajo desaparecer y conver- 
tirse en "none union" o podemos con- 
struir nuestra Fraternidad, dandoles una 
mano a ellos, miembros o no, que estan 
elegibles para ciudadania. Estoy a favor 
de construir nuestra Fraternidad, y por 
esta razon comenzamos estas esfuerzas. 

"La Fraternidad es una familia y esta 
familia esta abierta a algien que trabaja 
en nuestra jurisdiccion. Asi fue como 
crecimos en el pasado, y esta es la Have, 
a nuestra futura." 

La proxima edicion de CARPENTER 
contendra mas informacion sobre la 
nueva ley de reforma de inmigraci6n y 
la programa de la Fraternidad. Mate- 
riales sobre la ley nueva estan dispo- 
nibles de las Oficinas Generales. fl3C 

MAY 1987 




Corporate tax breaks now cost the federal gov- 
ernment an estimated $10 billion each year and are 
a major factor in the increase in the federal deficit, 
a National Democratic Party study says. 

The study shows that more than 79,000 profitable 
corporations with total earnings of $13 billion paid 
no corporate tax in 1983. Sixty-four of the compa- 
nies had more than $25 million each in profits but 
paid no tax. 

In 1951 corporate income tax revenues totalled 
$1 .24 billion while personal income tax revenues 
were $1.16 billion. By 1984 corporate taxes were 
$12 billion while personal taxes were $38 billion. 


The Ontario Government says it is committed to 
having private pensions increase with the cost of 
living, but first wants a task force to spend up to a 
year determining how this can be done. 

The formal commitment, which would make On- 
tario the only Canadian province to require inflation 
protection in private plans, was made when the 
minority Liberal Government introduced a package 
of far-reaching pension reforms. 

These reforms will not be passed into law for 
some time, but are designed to change the rules 
retroactively to Jan. 1, 1987. From that point, pri- 
vate pension plans will be made more portable and 
worker benefits will be "locked in" after two years 
employment instead of the current 10 years. 

The bill, giving effect to what is being called the 
federal-provincial consensus on pension reform, in- 
cludes a number of substantial changes: 

• Workers will be fully entitled to their plans after 
two years employment — as opposed to the usual 
rule at present that a worker must have been em- 
ployed for 10 years and be at least 45 years old. 

• After these plans are "vested" in the employee, 
they can be transferred to other plans or to a pre- 
scribed retirement savings arrangement to ensure 
greater portability. 

• Part-time employees will be eligible to join a plan 
after two years service, provided that they earn a 
certain minimum amount. 

• Private plans will have to include a procedure for 
early-retirement payouts for those wishing to retire 
within 10 years of normal retirement dates. 


Federal Labor Minister Pierre Cadieux scrapped 
the minimum wage contractors handling federal 
construction must pay their workers for a three-year 
trial period beginning April 1 . 

Mr. Cadieux's decision to change the procedures 
in the Fair Wages and Hours of Labor Act, which 
came into existence 50 years ago, was contained in 
a letter to the federal building and construction 
trades department. 

"There are sufficient government, market, and 
trade union forces in place to ensure that the major- 
ity of workers are paid such wages as are generally 
accepted as current for competent workmen in the 
district in which the work is being performed," the 
letter says. 

It adds that part of the reason for the change is 
that Quebec and Manitoba, which account for about 
one-third of the country's population, have provin- 
cial fair wage legislation, so the impact of the fed- 
eral act is "minimal." 


The unemployment rate edged down slightly to 
9.6% in February because the number of new jobs 
created only barely exceeded the number of people 
who started looking for work. 

Statistics Canada estimated the seasonally ad- 
justed level of employment rose by 30,000 jobs to 
1 1 .78 million between January and February. But 
because 27,000 people entered the work force, the 
unemployment rate declined a minuscule 0.1 per- 
centage point. 

Although it was the seventh consecutive month of 
increased employment, some economists said the 
growth was too slow. "Sluggish is the best way to 
describe it. We are muddling along," said John 
Clinkard, senior economist at the Canadian Imperial 
Bank of Commerce. He noted that the economy is 
now in the "mature" phase of the business cycle 
when companies tend to cut back their hiring. 

On the positive side, however, Statscan said the 
new jobs were mostly full-time positions. That re- 
verses a trend that has persisted since the late 
1970s of growing part-time employment at the ex- 
pense of full-time jobs. 

Regionally, most provinces saw little or no 
change. The only winners were Quebec, with 
22,000 new jobs, and British Columbia, with 16,000. 
Economists said this reflected the recent strength- 
ening of forestry and other resource industries. 
However, because more Quebeckers started look- 
ing for jobs, that province's unemployment rate rose 


Money held in holiday pay trust funds but paid to 
construction workers when they are unemployed is 
savings, not earnings, the Federal Court of Appeals 
in Ottawa said in a recent ruling. The court re- 
versed the ruling of an unemployment insurance 
umpire. Mr. Justice A. J. Stone, in a 3-0 ruling, said 
money paid to laid-off workers from the fund is 
neither earnings nor income — either of which would 
have been deducted from Ul payments — but sav- 



General President Emeritus William Konyha, at the rostrum, administers the oath of office to the general 
officers and board members. In the front row from left are General Treasurer Wayne Pierce, General 
Secretary John S. Rogers, General President Patrick Campbell, Konyha. First General Vice President 
Sigurd Lucassen, and Second General Vice President John Pruitt. In the back row are Board Members 
Joseph Lia, George Walish, Tom Hanahan, E. Jimmy Jones, Gene Shoehigh, Dean Sooter, H. Paid 
Johnson, M.B. Bryant, John Carruthers, and Ronald Dancer. 

General Officers and Board Members Installed 
In Ceremony at General Offices in Washington 

The general officers and general ex- 
ecutive board members of the United 
Brotherhood, elected at the general 
convention in Toronto, Ont., last Oc- 
tober, were sworn into office March 27 
as provided in the UBC Constitution 
and Laws. 

As has been the custom for almost a 
century, the ceremony was held at the 
General Offices of the UBC, which have 
been in Washington, D.C., since 1961. 

The installing officer was General 
President Emeritus William Konyha. 
Several retired officers were present to 
witness the ceremony, including Gen- 
eral Treasurers Emeriti Peter Terzick 
and Charles Nichols, Retired Second 
General Vice President Peter Ochocki, 
and Retired Board Members George 
Bengough, Al Staley, Cecil Shuey and 
J.O. Mack. The audience also included 
wives, staff members and representa- 
tives of several local unions and coun- 

In a brief speech General President 
Patrick J. Campbell told the gathering 
that "there's a major job to be done in 
the next five years, and we are going 
to see that it is done." He called this a 
time of greed among many elements of 
our society and noted that the United 
Brotherhood must do its utmost to pro- 
tect the rights and standards of the 

"We are part and parcel of one of 
the greatest unions on earth," he said. 
"We must keep it that way." UUC 

At left. General President Emeritus Konyha extends his congratulations to President 
Campbell. At right, three veteran retirees — Former Board Members George Bengough, 
J.O. Mack and Al Staley — talk with the general executive board's newest member. Gene 
Shoehigh of the 5th District. 

Educational Regional Seminars Scheduled 

General President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell announced April 1 plans for a series 
of educational regional seminars to be 
held in the fall. 

In a memorandum to all full-time 
officers and business representatives of 
construction locals and councils. Pres- 
ident Campbell directed these leaders 
to plan to attend the seminar for his or 
her particular district. Attendance by 
these local and council leaders is man- 

The five seminars, encompassing all 
10 districts of the Brotherhood, are 
scheduled as follows: 

Sept. 20-25, 1987: Toronto, Ont., 
Districts 9 and 10. 

Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 1987: Lowes Glen- 
pointe, Teaneck, N.J., Districts 1 and 

Oct. 4-9, 1987: French Lick, Ind., 
District 3. 

Oct. 11-16, 1987: French Lick, Ind., 
Districts 4, 5, and 6. 

Nov. 8-13, 1987: Westin Hotel, Se- 
attle, Wash., Districts 7 and 8. 

Detailed information regarding res- 
ervations and other pertinent data will 
be forthcoming, the President's office 

MAY 1987 


Labor News 

Two-tier wage 
contracts level off 
after sharp rise 

Two-tier wage plans specifying lower 
rates of pay for new employees were 
mentioned in only 10% of all noncon- 
struction agreements reported in 1986, 
down slightly from 11% in 1985, accord- 
ing to a study of the database of current 
contract settlements maintained by the 
Bureau of National Affairs' Collective 
Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts 
service. In 1984, 8% of settlements called 
for two-tier plans, up from 4% in 1983. 

For the fourth year in a row, such 
settlements were more popular in non- 
manufacturing (16% of contracts) than in 
manufacturing (6%). The percentage of 
airline industry contracts providing such 
plans continued to rise sharply, increas- 
ing to 70% in 1986 from 62% in 1985 and 
35% in 1984. In manufacturing the plans 
were most prevalent in settlements in 
transportation equipment (24%) and lum- 
ber (19%). 

A majority, or 58%, of two-tier plans 
negotiated in 1986 were temporary, per- 
mitting pay of new workers to catch up 
with that of more senior employees. Plans 
permanently lowering pay for new hires 
were specified in 14% of settlements. In 
the remaining 28% of settlements, there 
was inadequate data to make a determi- 
nation whether the plans were temporary 
or permanent. 

food service workers 
vote for union 

Food service workers at the U.S. House 
of Representatives recently voted to join 
the Hotel Employees and Restaurant 
Employees, the first time workers on 
Capitol Hill have won collective bargain- 
ing rights. 

An 18-month organizing drive culmi- 
nated in a National Labor Relations Board 
election in which a majority of 1 13 work- 
ers voted for HERE as their bargaining 
agent while 52 voted for the Machinists, 
and 36 voted for neither union. Some 225 
waiters, waitresses, counter workers, grill 
cooks, and dishwashers are employed in 
House dining rooms, cafeterias, and car- 

Capitol Hill food workers have pro- 
tested low pay, poor working conditions, 
and lack of grievance procedures for 
nearly 20 years. However, House and 
Senate employees are among the few in 
the United States who lack the right of 
collective bargaining because Congress 
exempted itself from labor laws. 

Norway leads way 
in construction of 
timber frame housing 

New techniques now make it possible 
for Norwegian builders to put up timber 
frame houses almost twice as quickly as 
their opposite numbers in countries like 
Canada and the U.S. 

Reflecting a corhbination of old hand- 
icraft traditions with modern technology, 
this performance results from the devel- 
opment of more effective construction 
methods. Norwegian suppliers of build- 
ing materials and factory-built homes 
offer products with a much higher degree 
of prefabrication and finish than was 
previously normal. 

Norway's preeminence in timberframe 
construction is easy to understand in light 
of the fact that 80% of all Norwegian 
dwellings are built in wood. 

Coors boycott 
rejuvenated in 
New York State 

The New York State AFL-CIO and 
members of the Northeast Council of the 
State AFL-CIOs plan to intensify re- 
gional boycott efforts against Coors beer 
as the company seeks a distribution foot- 
hold in the New York-New Jersey area. 
New York State Federation President 
Edward J. Cleary said that unions "want 
to make it absolutely clear to this cor- 
porate bully that it will not be welcome 
in the tri-state region until, and unless, 
it radically alters its approach to business 
and human relations." He said the union 
groups will launch a "massive informa- 
tional campaign to inform our member- 
ship and other consumers about Coors' 
anti- worker reputation." The national 
labor boycott of Coors has been under 
way since 1977. 

Teachers succeed 
in removing brakes 
with asbestos 

The United Federation of Teachers 
convinced the New York City Board of 
Education to stop work on asbestos- 
contaminated brakes and clutches at 22 
vocational and comprehensive high 
schools and equip school automotive shops 
with devices to keep asbestos from es- 
caping into classrooms during brake drum 
work. The action is expected to stop 
unsafe exposure to the cancer-causing 
substance of about 50 teachers and 
hundreds of students every year. The 
union and board-sponsored training ses- 
sions for the city's automotive teachers 
on how to use the asbestos removal 
equipment and information about asbes- 
tos will be integrated into the automotive 
curriculum so that students will under- 
stand the dangers of asbestos exposure. 

Air traffic 
controllers want 
new union 

The nation's air traffic controllers are 
working to organize a new union — S'/i 
years after their predecessors were fired 
by President Reagan for going on strike. 

Claiming that they are more over- 
worked and understaffed than ever, the 
controllers are seeking representatives to 
lobby for them in Congress and in the 
media, said John Thornton, coordinator 
for the National Air Traffic Controllers 
Association. A vote could be scheduled 
as early this month. 

Minnesota lawmakers 
consider parental 
leave proposal 

A parental leave bill introduced in the 
Minnesota legislature in St. Paul would 
require employers to grant an unpaid 
leave of absence of up to one year to 
parents upon the birth or adoption of a 
child. The legislation would require em- 
ployers to allow workers to return to the 
same or equivalent jobs without loss of 
seniority and pension benefits and make 
group health insurance available to the 
employee during the leave, though em- 
ployers would not be required to pay for 
the insurance. 

Avoiding immigration 
problems may lead 
to Title VII breach 

The Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission has issued a policy state- 
ment warning employers against illegal 
reactions to the Immigration Reform and 
Control Act and emphasizing that some 
provisions sanctioned under that statute 
may nonetheless violate the broader pro- 
visions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil 
Rights Act. 

"Employers should not mistakenly 
conclude that they can avoid problems 
under the immigration act by ceasing to 
employ individuals of a particular na- 
tional origin or that the act in any way 
sanctions less than full equal opportunity 
for employees of all ethnic back- 
grounds," the Commissioners stated. 

The agency cites a series of hiring 
practices that might violate Title VII if 
used by employers "to avoid immigration 
law complications," including hiring re- 
strictions based on citizenship, English 
fluency, or height and weight consider- 
ations that are illegal if they have an 
adverse impact on persons of a particular 
national origin and are not shown to be 
job related. In addition, the Commission 
cautions, the citizenship preference per- 
mitted under the immigration law may 
nonetheless violate Title VII. 



For the good of the country, and 
for the good of the international 
trading community, the 100th 
Congress must pass trade legis- 
lation that is based on a strong 
and effective trade deficit reduc- 
tion provision. Such a provision 
must require any major trading 
partner that maintains excessive 
surpluses with the United States, 
and is found to engage in unfair 
trading practices, to reduce 
those surpluses. 

AFL-CIO Executive Council 
Bal Harbour, Fla. 
February 1987 

We Need Strong Trade Legislation 

Labor leaders urge 100th Congress to pass 
an effective trade deficit reduction provision 

As the U.S. trade deficit hovers around 
$170 billion, a four-fold increase from 
the 1980 level, top leaders of organized 
labor are rallying to urge Congress to 
enact legislation to stem the nation's 
job-destroying and economically des- 
tabilizing trade deficit. Mines and fac- 
tories are closing; communities devas- 
tated. No sector of the economy has 
gone untouched. Countries with large 
trade surpluses with the U.S. must be 
pressed to reduce their exports here or 
raise their imports to reduce trade im- 

In manufactured goods alone, the 
U.S. has gone from a trade surplus of 
$17 billion in 1980 to a deficit of $148 
billion in 1986. Japan has a $77 billion 
trade surplus with the U.S.; Germany, 
a $29 billion surplus. 

Yet while spouting free-trade rheto- 
ric, the Reagan Administration has fi- 
nally taken measures to help American 
farmers, machine tool makers, and other 
industries in battUng foreign competi- 

Some recent actions to protect Amer- 
ican industry: 

• Citing national security, import re- 
straints were placed on machine tools 

from Japan, Taiwan, West Germany, 
and Switzerland to give time to Amer- 
ican manufacturers for modernizing their 

• Under pressure from the adminis- 
tration to shield the domestic textile 
industry, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 
and South Korea agreed to sharply 
reduce textile exports to the United 
States. (At the same time. President 
Reagan vetoed a bill to limit imports of 
textiles and shoes.) 

• To head off protectionist legisla- 
tion, Japan extended for another year 
its "voluntary" quotas on car exports 
to the United States, making this the 
seventh year of such quotas designed 
to shield the American auto industry 
and its workers. 

Other major U.S. trade restraints 
firmly in place: 

• A quota agreement with the Eu- 
ropean Communities limits steel im- 
ports, and "voluntary" quotas have 
been initiated by Japan. 

• The Jones Act, which dates to the 
1920s, bars foreign ships from carrying 
U.S. freight or passengers between any 
two American ports. 

• U.S. products are required to be 
used on many construction jobs that 

are federally financed. Seventeen states 
have similar requirements. 

• The U.S. spent $25 billion in farm 
income subsidies last year as part of its 
policy to drive down farm export prices 
so American agriculture could compete 
internationally. The sugar, peanut, beef, 
cotton, and dairy industries are also 
shielded by import restraints. 

• Foreign makers of light trucks and 
ceramic floor tiles face stiff tariffs on 
imports to the U.S. 

At best, the Reagan Administration 
is sending out mixed signals. At worst, 
the Administration is aiding the destruc- 
tion of the U.S. industrial economy and 
the standard of living of the American 

On Capitol Hill, where the United 
States is depicted as a haven for foreign 
goods unfettered by tariffs, quotas, or 
other restraints, the general feeling is 
that the Administration is doing too 
little too late. "The United States has 
permitted imports to gush ashore freely 
while not demanding comparable ac- 
cess abroad," says Senator Lloyd Bent- 
son, (D-Tex.), chairman of the Senate 
Finance Committee. 

Recently testifying before the Senate 
Continued on Page 31 

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Working Women's 
Awareness Week 

In the past 20 years women have 
accounted for one half of the total 
increase in union membership in the 
United States and Canada. Today, one 
out of three union members is a woman, 
according to statistics supplied by the 
Coalition of Labor Union Women. 

To call attention to the growing num- 
ber of women in the work force, CLUW 
is sponsoring its second annual "Work- 
ing Women's Awareness Week," May 

In the occupations represented by 
the United Brotherhood, most of which 
have been traditionally male for gen- 
erations, a growing number of women 
have joined the ranks. The UBC now 
has on its rolls more than 23,000 women 
employed in industrial plants and more 
than 5,000 in the crafts of carpentry, 
cabinetmaking, millwrighting and the 
other building trades. 

In 1985, women in unions earned $88 
more per week — nearly $4,600 more 
per year — than those women who were 
not union members. Women in unions 
have a recognized voice in determining 
the pay, hours, working conditions, and 
other benefits of their jobs. 

In 1985 10.5 million families were 
maintained by women. A total of 61% 
of these women were in the labor force 
in 1985. 

High divorce rates are making it in- 
creasingly necessary for women to work. 
Almost 62% of married women with 
husbands and with children under 18 
are in today's work force, compared 
with 45% in 1975. The increase is partly 
due to the increases in living costs over 
the past decade, making it necessary 
for both parents to work. 

Former Dockbuilder's 
Memorial Donation 

Each month, as donations for Blue- 
print for Cure arrive at the General 
Office in Washington, D.C., the staff 
finds memorial contributions in memory 
of loved ones who died of diabetes. 

In a recent letter addressed to Gen- 
eral President Patrick Campbell, retiree 
New York Dockbuilder Ted Saamanen 
sent a check in memory of his late wife, 
Caroline Ross Saamanen, who passed 
away last February 12. Mrs. Saamanen 
was a member of the National Diabetic 
Society and a diabetes victim. She suf- 
fered a heart attack at the Tampa, Fla., 

General Hospital, "probably because 
she was weakened by her diabetic con- 
dition," says Brother Saamanen. 

Other recent contributions are from 
the following: 

Recent Blueprint for Cure contribu- 
tions include: 

61, Kansas City, Missouri 
258, Oneonta, New York 

264, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

265, Saugerties, New York 
344, Waukesha, Wisconsin 
388, Richmond, Virginia 

424, Hingham, Massachuseetts 

512, Ypsilanti, Michigan 

1026, Miami, Florida 

1053, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

1314, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 

1338, Charlottetown, PEI 

1456, New York, New York 

1539, Chicago, Illinois 

1573, West Allis, Wisconsin 

1693, Chicago, Illinois 

1741, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

1752, Pomona, California 

1889, Downers Grove, Illinois 

2073, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Hudson Valley District Council 

Milwaukee & Southeast Wisconsin District 

Delegates to the Minnesota State Council 

Patrick J. Campbell 
Ted L. Knudson 
Francis & Adelia Lamph 
Ted E. Norcutt 
Gene Slater 
In Memory of Audra Root from Ladies 

Auxiliary No. 170 
John T. Kurtz 
Peter Nagy 

Frank and Adelia Lamph 
George Vest Jr. 
George Zurow 

Third District Millwrights Seminar 
In memory of Leon W. Greene from 

Russell Domino 
In memory of Michael Lorello 
In memory of Caroline Ross Saamanen from 

Theodore H. Saamanen 
In memory of Lawrence Wallace from 

Local 698, Covington, Kentucky 
Charles P. Fanning 
In memory of George At well Jr. from James 

C. Johnson and Local 121 

District 1 members contributed more than 
$30,000 to Blueprint for Cure through a 
recent raffle. General President Pat Camp- 
bell drew the ticket stubs of the three win- 
ners in the lobby of the UBC General 
Offices as 1st District Board Member Joe 
Lia, right, looks on. 



Angered Workers Protest Raid of Pension Funds 

The recent experience of a local union 
of Clothing Workers is a warning to all 
unions to take whatever precautions 
are necessary to protect the full value 
of their pension funds. 

The hourly workers of Reeves Broth- 
ers Inc. of Cornelius, N.C., a form 
rubber manufacturer, voted a year ago 
to be represented by the Amalgamated 
Clothing and Textile Workers Union. 
Now, as members of ACTWU Local 
2500, they are still bargaining for their 
first contract, and Reeves officials have 
been charged by the ACTWU with 
unfair labor practices for not telling the 
truth about the company's pension plans. 

The workers are concerned their pen- 
sion will be chopped out from under 
them soon. Reeves has already applied 
to end the pension plan for salaried 

While the pension pillaging may af- 
fect just two Reeves plans covering 
about 7,000 workers, the ramifications 
could touch nearly every pension plan 
in the country. Reeves Brothers became 
an attractive takeover target in January 
1986 when actuaries reported that the 
company's pension plans were "over- 
funded" by more than $23 miUion. 

In May 1986, Schick Inc. finalized a 
takeover bid, and the excess pension 
funds became part of the repayment 
scheme set up by Drexel Burnham 
Lambert, financial advisers, with Na- 
tional Westminster Bank in New York 
as the leading bank. Corporate finger- 
pointing has already begun as the com- 
pany and the banks each disclaim au- 
thorship of the pension-raiding condi- 

Other banks involved are Sovran, 
American Security Bank of Washing- 
ton, D.C., Canadian Imperial Bank of 
Commerce in Toronto, Empire of 
America Federal Savings Bank in Buf- 
falo, N.Y., National Bank of Canada 
in Montreal, Bank of Tokyo Trust Co., 
Bank of Scotland, and Nederlandsche 
Middenstandsbank, N.V. 

The Reeves scheme is unique be- 
cause the nine banks that lent Schick 
$100 million to aid its takeover required 
that Schick and Reeves "agree to use 
their best efforts to terminate (the pen- 
sion plans) as soon as practicable." The 
loan document requires the companies 
to "prepay the outstanding principal 
amount of the term loan in an amount 
equal' to the amount of such excess 
funding" up to $20 million. 

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer 

Thomas R. Donahue, in a letter to the 
American Bankers Association, said 
that this "covenant-inspired raid on 
workers' pensions appears to be un- 

precedented." He stressed labor's con- 
cern that this "may signify a broader 
move by the banking community to 
directly usurp pension fund surplus as- 
sets which rightfully, as workers' 'de- 
ferred wages,' belong to plan partici- 

ABA President Mark Olson has not 
responded to Donahue's query as to 

whether the bankers' association sup- 
ports such pension skimming activities. 
Because of a legal loophole, compa- 
nies can request, and often receive, 
permission from the Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corp. to siphon off excess 
funding of pension plans after provi- 
sions are made to cover the anticipated 
Continued on Page 31 

North Texas Pension Funds Put Members To 
Work on Major Dallas-Area Project 

A new office coinplex, now under con- 
struction in the Dallas, Tex., area, is 
plowing union pension funds back into 
jobs for union members who will some 
day benefit from these same pension 

The Multi-Employer Property Trust, 
the nation's largest commingled real es- 
tate investment fund specializing in union- 
built construction, has announced a com- 
mitment to provide a $12.5 million par- 
ticipating mortgage loan for Phase I of 
Presidential R&D Park, a research and 
development office complex under con- 
struction in the Dallas suburb of Rich- 
ardson, Tex. 

The Multi-Employer Property Trust is 
a pooled real estate equity fund designed 
for multi-employer and public employee 
pension plans. MEPT invests in high- 
quality, union-built commercial real es- 
tate properties in communities where 
participating pension plans are located. 
Launched in 1982, MEPT currently has 
assets of $332 million and 83 participating 
pension plans. 

Two Texas-based pension plans are 
participants in the MEPT: 

• the North Texas Carpenters Pension 

• the Texas Iron Workers' Pension 

Phase I of Presidential R&D Park con- 
sists of two two-story buildings contain- 

ing 210,000 square feet of space designed 
for tenants in high technology industries 
who need office, light assembly, and 
distribution capabilities. Presidential R&D 
Park is being developed by Ambassador 
Development Corp. Thos. S. Byrne Inc., 
of Fort Worth, Tex., is the general con- 

"The Richardson project accomplishes 
two key objectives for us," explained 
MEPT policy board member Landon 
Butler. "First, by investing in a high- 
quality property in one of the nation's 
top markets, the Trust is meeting its long- 
term investment objectives. Second, we 
enable our Texas-based clients to rein- 
vest their assets in Texas." 

MEPT's real estate portfolio includes 
35 properties in 17 states from Alaska to 
Florida. The Trust's asset size places it 
among the ,top five bank-pooled real- 
estate funds in the country. 

The Trust's investment advisor is Ken- 
nedy Associates Real Estate Counsel Inc. 
of Seattle. KAREC'S real estate assets 
under management exceed $600 million. 
KAREC is an affiliate of Kennedy As- 
sociates Inc., a major investment advi- 
sory firm with more than $2.5 billion 
under management. 

The National Bank of Washington is 
trustee and custodian for MEPT. NBW 
has assets of $1.6 billion. 

MAY 1987 


LonL union nEUi! 

Houston Trains for Trade Shows 

Harkness Honored 

The Houston, Tex., and Vicinity District 
Council lias taken the lead in providing 
carpenters with training to enable them to 
provide the best service at tradeshows. Ac- 
cording to Tradeshow Week, the manage- 
ment newsletter of the tradeshow industry, 
Joe Cones, the district council's business 
representative, offered to train a class of 
carpenters in the specialized skills required 
to install and dismantle exhibits, and George 
Schwan, southeast regional manager of In- 
stallation and Dismantle Inc., added his 
expertise to their training. 

More than 50 members of the UBC at- 
tended a one-day presentation which focused 
on exhibitors' needs and what they look for; 

the phases of exhibit setup; and the tools 
and skills required. The pilot class was so 
successful that a six-week training course 
was planned and follow-up classes are also 
being scheduled to handle the overflow. The 
classes are being held at the apprenticeship 
school in Houston with I&D Inc., Freeman 
Decorating, and Omni Group Inc., donating 
booths for the training. 

Those completing the course will receive 
completion certificates, a small card which 
states that the bearer has completed the 
required hours for the course, and a shirt 
with the Brotherhood emblem, the carpen- 
ter's name, and an "Exhibit Carpenter" 

Two Local Unions Merge in Nova Scotia 

The merger of Local 392 , Liverpool, N.S., with Local 83, Halifax, N.S., was celebrated 
at a recent dinner in Halifax. Dinner guests pictured above, front row, from left, are 
Brian Cooper, Local 83 business representative and Peter Vaughan, Local 83 treasurer. 
Middle row, from left, are William Moores, David Tarr, Leroy Huskins, Danny Hirtle, 
and Walter Manthorne . Back row, from left, are Raymond Doggitt, Bill Boudreau, Tim 
MacKinnon, Evverette Conway, and Greg Baker. 

Wal-Mart Handbilling 

Members of Local 510, Berthoud, Colo., 
spent a week distributing informational 
handbills at a Wal-Mart store in Fort Col- 
lins. They estimate that nearly 600 hand- 
bills were given out during the store's 
grand opening celebration. Five Wal-Mart 
stores in the area have received the same 
treatment from Local 510. 

New Officers Sworn 
in Puerto Rico 

Local 2775, Ponce, P.R., was recently 
reactivated and new officers were sworn in 
by Representative Guillermo Ryan. Honored 
guests at the swearing-in ceremony and cel- 
ebration that followed at the Siboney Res- 
taurant were Joseph Lia, general executive 
board member for the First District, and 
Manuel Colon, president of the Puerto Rican 
District Council. 

Board Member Lia spoke briefly to those 
gathered, outlining the importance of unity 
and the value of strengthening the union to 
enhance the future and well-being of its 
workers and their families. A new organizing 
program has recently begun on the island. 

After many years of dedicated and meri- 
torious service to the United Brotherhood, 
Thomas G. Harkness retired from his or- 
ganizing position with the UBC in Canada. 
Harkness' years of outstanding work were 
recalled by members of Local 1030, Prov- 
ince of Ontario, and other friends who 
gathered in Ottawa for a send-off. 

He and his wife are pictured above with 
a gift that was presented to them at the 


Local 1764, Marion, Va., members are 
continuing their successful organizing 
"Get-on-Board" campaign. In less than 
six months, more than 114 new members 
were signed on— with more to come. Mem- 
bers who received UBC jackets for their 
campaign efforts, pictured above, from 
left, are Linnie Leonard, Sammy McClure, 
Danny Havens, and Benny Lyons. Havens 
was also awarded a watch for signing up 
23 new members. 



Carpenter/Red Cross Blood Drive in LA 

Responding to a call from the UBC to join 
the AFL-CIO's first national blood drive 
since World War II, the members of the Los 
Angeles District Council of Carpenters turned 
out in force on a recent Saturday. 

By the end of the day, 66 pints of blood 
had been collected by the Red Cross vol- 
unteers. The event was organized by Council 
Secretary-Treasurer Paul Miller and Ar- 

Iowa Members Aid 
Hospital Families 

Members of the Five Rivers, Iowa, Dis- 
trict Council of Carpenters and Laborers 
Local 1238 installed new playground equip- 
ment, picnic tables, benches, and a handi- 
capped access ramp at the Iowa City Ronald 
McDonald House. About 25 volunteers 
worked in 90° heat to erect the redwood 
playground equipment that had been pur- 
chased from Miracle Recreation Equipment 

The facility itself was built on leased 
ground owned by the University of Iowa 
Hospitals and Clinics. It houses families who 
have children at the University Hospital, 
providing a low cost and supportive atmos- 
phere for them during their stay. 

mando Vergara, his administrative assistant, 
with the cooperation of the Joint Appren- 
ticeship and Training Committee. The blood 
drive received the full support of all the 
affiliated locals and their families. A barbe- 
cue meal was prepared for all the donors by 
Gary Young and Gene Van Winkle. 

Red Cross representatives thanked the 
Carpenters for their support saying that 
"Without the generous support of union 
members and their families we could not 
begin to meet the need for blood." 

Local 1607, Los Angeles, Calif., appren- 
tice Robert Bridges lends the grill and 
serves up a burger to a fellow Local 1607 
member, John Foster. 

Donors lined up at the door to sign in, proceeded to the nurses 
to have their histories and health checked, and then climbed 
onto the tables for 
the donation. USS ESSeX ReunJOII 

UBC members from 
the Five Rivers Dis- 
trict Council in Iowa 
worked hard to com- 
plete the playground 
at Ronald McDonald 
House so that the 
children there could 
enjoy it. 

Max R. Boschke of Local 2337, Milwau- 
kee, Wis., is searching for shipmates for the 
18th annual reunion of officers and men who 
served aboard the aircraft carrier Essex. All 
ship's company, air groups, and embarked 
staff are cordially invited to Milwaukee, 
Wis., June 10-12. For more information, 
Boschke's address is 5057 S. 19th Street, 
Milwaukee, WI 53221. 

Southern California Billboards Show Brotherhood Pride 



Union Carpenters and Contractors 


the measure of quality 

As part of an ongoing program to show pride in their craft and 
to raise public awareness of the benefits of using all-union 
labor, the Southern California Conference of Carpenters has 
placed billboards like this in locations throughout the region. 

Shown from left, at the unveiling of the first of the boards are 
Jack Scott, San Bernardino-Riverside District Council. Paul 
Miller and Doug McCarron, Los Angeles District Council, and 
Bill Perry, Orange County District Council. 

MAY 1987 


Official Counts Don't Include Nearly 
Half of the ^Real' Unemployed 

Nearly 14.9 million Americans are 
unemployed or underemployed, ac- 
cording to the National Committee for 
Full Employment. That's nearly double 
the 8 million counted by official tallies; 
and the real unemployment rate of 12.3% 
is also close to twice its official coun- 
terpart, 6.7%. 

The NCFE calculations take into the 
account the 5.8 million people who are 
forced to work part time because they 
can't find full-time work and the 1.1 
million who have given up looking for 
work, as well as the official 8 million 
counted by the Department of Labor. 

In February, the number of people 
working part time who wanted full-time 
jobs rose dramatically — by almost 
300,000. While job growth kept pace 
with the normal growth in the labor 
force and showed a gain of 340,000, 
85.6% of the increase was in the service- 
producing sector where both lower-paid 
and part-time work are concentrated. 

The NCFE also reports that real 
weekly wages continue to stagnate, af- 
ter falling 1.2% in 1985 and failing to 

rise in 1986. Av- 
erage hourly earn- 
ings (in current 
dollars) did not in- 
crease in Febru- 
ary, leaving hourly 
earnings only 1 .7% 
greater than one 
year ago. 

According to 
NCFE Executive 
Director Calvin H. 
George, "The eco- 
nomic upturn since 
the 1981-82 reces- 
sion has remained 
flat for more than 
two years now with 
joblessness hover- 
ing in the 7% range. 
Our economy is 
churning out pre- 
dominantly service 
sector jobs that give 
people few oppor- 
tunities ..." 

Unemployment Rates— February 1987 



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Apprenticeship Coordinators IVIeet at General Office 

The Apprenticeship and Training Department Field Staff re- 
cently met at the General Office in Washington, D.C., to pre- 
pare for the upcoming training conference scheduled to be held 
in Oxnard, Calif., this month. Pictured above, from left, are 
Danny Harrington, Duane Sowers, Keith Ivy, Anthony Nosu- 

chinsky, Peter Gier, Roger Whitney, First General Vice Presi- 
dent Sigurd Lucassen, Project Coordinator Spurgeon Styles, 
Charles Allen, Technical Director James Titikcom, Dennis 
Scott, Henry Boone, Doyle Brannon, James Rushlon, John Cas- 
inghino, and Jay Shiflet. 

Apprentices Build 
Temporary Fire House 

Last November The North Chittenango, 
N.Y., Volunteer Fire Department Fire House 
was completely destroyed by fire. The trucks 
and ambulance were saved, and the city 
suddenly found themselves in need of heated 
housing for five fire trucks and the ambulance 
for the winter. 

Within days, a crew of volunteer appren- 
tices and journeymen carpenters were lead- 
ing in the construction of a temporary fire 
house. In less than four hours, the crew of 
workers installed over 6000 square feet of 
sheet rock, insulated the walls and ceiling, 
and completed the metal framing. 

The project started at 8:00 a.m.; at 3:00 
p.m., the ribbon-cutting ceremony com- 
menced and the first fire truck was driven 
into the new building. 

Van Nuys Journeymen Mental Health Service 

Joining the ranks of the journeymen in Lo- 
cal 1913, Van Nuys, Calif., are the four 
apprentices pictured above. From left are 
Joe Steiner, Charles Camarillo, North 
Hollywood Training Center Coordinator 
Kashiff All, Keith Averman, and Dennis 

Apprentices from Local 49, Lowell, Mass., 
were recently involved with a volunteer 
project for the Mental Health Association 
of Greater Lowell. The group is building a 
new clinic and the apprentices donated 
their services on the job. Each year the 
apprenticeship commiltee volunteers on 
four or five nonprofit organization commu- 

Helping on the North Chittenango. N.Y.. Volunteer Fire De- 
partment temporary fire house, above left, front row, from left, 
are M. Olmsted, S. Hunter, B. Cole, R. Matthews Jr., and R. 
Scott. Back row, from left, are Coordinator R. Matthews, D. 

Matthews, M. McCarthy. D. Scott. R. Frigon. J. Gonyea, E. 
Beickert, F. Brooks. Not pictured: Financial Secrelaiy C. Den- 
nis, Vice President L. While, and W. Gardner. The fire house, 
before its repair, is pictured above right. 

MAY 1987 


lUE loncRniULnTE 

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


J. Sam Copeland, business representative, 
Local 215, Lafayette, Ind., was honored 
recently by the Tippecanoe County Chapter 
of the American Red Cross and the Randolph 
Township Volunteer Fire Department for 
outstanding volunteer service. 

Copeland, who is a member of the fire 
department, was cited for his performance 
while on a medical run earlier in the year. 
He and another fireman found a man slumped 
over the steering wheel of his car showing 
no signs of life. The volunteers immediately 
began CPR and continued their attempts to 
stabilize the man while waiting for an am- 
bulance. Their efforts, performed beside a 
country road in sub-freezing weather, were 
successful, and the grateful patient is now 
fully recovered. 


The Eastern Kansas AFL-CIO Commu- 
nity Services Tri-County Labor council re- 
cently graduated 21 from a union counselor 
training program. Among the graduates were 
two UBC members: Bill Stephan and Gordon 
Burnett from Local 168, Kansas City, Mo. 


After working on a variety of jobs with 
other members of Local 190-L, Minneapolis, 
Minn., for six years, 
Mark Ericson decided 
to take a gamble. He 
returned to school and 
recently received a 
^^ Bachelor of Science in 
■"^•■^ Public Administration 
from Winona State Uni- 
versity in Minnesota. 

Ericson found that 
understanding contrac- 
ERICSON tors were willing to give 
him work during summer months and school 
breaks, while his savings from previous 
years carried him through the other months. 
The choice to go back to school was 
prompted by a Frontlash representative's 
visit to an apprenticeship meeting. (Front- 
lash is an organization of college students 
supporting programs of organized labor.) 
Ericson, who followed the meeting by at- 
tending a Frontlash retreat in Washington, 
D.C., was bitten by the political bug. He 
has served an internship on Capitol Hill with 
a Member of Congress and looks forward to 
bringing a labor perspective to the Minnesota 
State Legislature in a few years. 


Robert Burleigh, recording secretary of 
UBC Local 3073 at the Navy Yard in Ports- 
mouth, N.H., recently received a special 
award from the Metal Trades Department 
of the AFL-CIO for his work on behalf of 
federal legislation protecting and expanding 
the U.S. shipbuilding industry. Burleigh was 
one of 21 members of MTD union affiliates 
who performed "outstanding leadership in 
contacting senators and representatives in 
the last Congress." 

"This grassroots effort was coordinated 
by a legislative committee targeting key bills 
and amendments. The timing of grassroots 
letters from Local 3073 and other local 
unions enabled the department to maximize 
its ability to oppose President Reagan's build- 
foreign program and support cargo prefer- 
ence and charter legislation" according to 
Paul Burnsky, president of the Metal Trades 


At the 20th Annual AFL-CIO Community 
Services Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., 
the Community Service Award was pre- 
sented to a UBC member for the first time. 
The honored recipient was Ed Brumbaugh, 
business representative of the Central Indi- 
ana District Council. Brumbaugh has con- 
sistently dedicated his time and talents to 
worthy causes in his area and has been 
recognized on previous occasions for his 
community service work. 

The Local 912, Richmond. Ind., member 
was joined by several other United Broth- 
erhood members at the conference. Many 
of them reported it was their first attendance 
at the event. Among the UBC representa- 
tives were Local 2323 members Gina Sor- 
dinalli, Sanita Bagrhast, Nancy Clark, and 
Candy Minniear, Representatives Jim Pat- 
terson and Lan Zimmerman, Central Indiana 
District Council Business Representative 
Harry Gowan, Retirees Club 27 President 
Duke DeFlorio, and Third District Board 
Member Thomas Hanahan. 

Edward Brumbaugh, with plaque, and 
other UBC members attending Community 
Services conference. 

Take Another Look 
At U.S. Savings Bonds 

Dear Brothers and Sisters: 

This union made an all-out 
ejfort last year to inform you 
about a major improvement in 
the Savings Bonds Program — a 
market-based interest system 
for bonds. Many of you de- 
cided to sign up for bonds 
through the payroll savings 
plan, but many did not. Those 
of you who didn't should take 
another look at the benefits of 
bonds and reconsider. 

When you buy market-based 
rate Series EE Savings Bonds, 
you help yourself to a more se- 
cure financial future, and you 
help America by narrowing the 
Treasury's need to borrow in 
the open market, thus lowering 
interest costs. 

The flexibility and fairness 
of the market-based rate are 
evident. Savings Bonds keep 
pace with market rates, no 
matter how high they may go. 
Moreover, a guaranteed inter- 
est floor protects buyers 
against steep declines in mar- 
ket rates. Bonds are also eas- 
ily replaced if lost, stolen, or 

The payroll savings plan for 
Savings Bonds offers a disci- 
plined, automatic, and pain- 
less method of savings, pay- 
day after payday. An amount 
of money you choose is set 
aside from each paycheck to 
buy bonds. Within a short pe- 
riod of time, savings accumu- 
late and grow, providing a 
cushion against the uncertain- 
ties of tomorrow. 

I hope you will carefully con- 
sider Joining the payroll sav- 
ings plan for Savings Bonds. If 
you are presently enrolled in 
the plan consider stepping up 
your rate of saving. There is no 
safer, easier, or more conveni- 
ent way to build a savings 
nest egg for you and for your 
family than with market- 
based rate Savings bonds. 



General President 



Safety and Health 

WARNING: Concrete 
Can Burn You Badly 

This article appeared in a recent issue 
o/New England Builder. We reprint it 
here for the well-being of our members 
working with concrete. 

Too few workers — whether do-it- 
yourselfers or professionals — realize that 
wet concrete can severely burn you. 
We know, because a colleague of ours 
recently suffered second- and third- 
degree burns to his knees and shins 
while screeding a garage slab for IV2 

The burns were caused by the bleed 
water and wet concrete that leaked into 
his trousers through holes in the knees. 
While the flesh was being destroyed, 
the only sensation he had was a slight 
irritation. Like many others, he thought 
he was protected by rubber boots, long 
pants, and leather gloves. And besides, 
he thought, concrete is only an irritant. 

The ready-mixed-concrete industry 
and the government have been lax in 
informing workers about this risk, ac- 
cording to Bruce Stockmeier, an indus- 
trial hygenist with 12 years of experi- 
ence in the concrete industry, and an 
expert witness in many concrete-burn 
cases. Although bags of dry portland 
cement are accurately labeled as a "skin 
irritant," he says, cement that has been 
mixed with water becomes a "very 
serious caustic agent." Cement is even 
more dangerous when mixed into con- 
crete because of the abrasive action of 
the aggregate and other caustic sub- 
stances that might be present. 

Furthermore, says Stockmeier, to- 
day's concrete is generally more caustic 
than it used to be because of changes 
in the manufacturing process (the re- 
claiming of "fugitive" dust) and the use 
of additives. The degree of alkalinity 
varies greatly from supplier to supplier 
and from batch to batch, he says. 

The main caustic agent in concrete 
is calcium hydroxide which, along with 
sodium and potassium hydroxides — 
lyes — and other caustic agents, readily 
dissolves flesh and can seriously dam- 
age the eyes. In fact, an alkali is more 
damaging to flesh than an acid of equiv- 
alent strength, he says. The problem is 
that most people know enough to fear 
and respect acids, but not alkalies. 

To protect yourself, know the risks, 
and what precautions to take. In gen- 
eral, workers should wear protective 


® Wear Protective Clothing 

® Avoid Skin Contact 

• Wash Exposed Skin Areas Proroptiy 

with Water 

If Concrete Gets into Eyes Rinse immediately 

with Water artd Obtain l^rompt Medicai Attention 


The slicker above will be offered this ' ^^ 

spring by the National Ready-Mixed 

Concrete Association to its member 

contractors. Workers who ignore the warning can end up with severe burns such as 

these, above right, suffered recently by a man screeding a small slab. 

Safety Precautions 

Take these simple precautions to 
avoid skin contact with cement pow- 
der, freshly mixed concrete, grout, or 

• Wear rubber boots high enough 
to keep out cement products. 
Tops of boots should be tight to 
protect feet. 

• Wear rubber gloves to protect 

• Wear long pants tucked inside 
boots to protect legs. 

• Wear knee pads when finishing 
concrete to protect knees. 

• Wear long-sleeved shirts buttoned 
on the sleeves and neck to pro- 
tect upper body and arms. 

• Wear tight-fitting goggles when 
handling cement powder to pro- 
tect eyes. 

Don't take chances — "An ounce of 
prevention is worth a pound of cure." 

clothing and promptly wash off any 
concrete that comes in contact with the 
skin. If it gets in someone's eye, flush 
the eye repeatedly with clean water and 
seek medical help. 

To increase awareness and protect 
themselves from liability, some ready- 
mix contractors now include a warning 
card with the job ticket, such as the 
one shown above. Also, the National 

Ready-Mixed Concrete Association will 
soon make available to its members a 
warning decal for their concrete trucks. 
A pamphlet that contains the basic 
safety precuations, caUed Working Safely 
with Cottcrete, is available for 45 cents 
from the Portland Cement Association, 
5420 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 

Comment Period On 
Proposed Construction 
Standards Extended 

The U.S. Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration has extended until 
June 1 the public comment period on its 
proposed revision of existing standards 
covering scaffolds, fall protection, and 
stairways and ladders. 

The proposed revisions, published in 
the Federal Register Nov. 25, 1986, would 
update and clarify standards protecting 
an estimated 3.9 miUion workers in the 
building industry. 

Comments and requests for a public 
hearing on the proposal were originally 
due February 24. However, because of 
the number and complexity of the issues 
involved, the agency has extended the 
deadline. Comments and requests for a 
hearing, in quadruplicate, must be post- 
marked no later than June !,• and sent 
to: OSHA Docket Officer, Room N3670, 
Third St. and Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, DC 20210. Comments on 
scaffolds should be sent to Docket No. 
S-205; fall protection to No. S-206; and 
stairways and ladders to No. S-207. 

MAY 1987 


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Insurance Agents 
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Insurance companies have been overcharging Amer- 
ican consumers to the tune of $5 to $10 biilion, says 
Consumer Federation. Here are the hard insurance facts 
that can affect your own family pocketbook. 

Life insurance policies are overpriced 
and insurance agents are reluctant to 
provide consumers with the product 
and cost information necessary to make 
effective cost comparisons. 

The result is excess costs to con- 
sumers of $5 to $10 billion per year, the 
Consumer Federation of America 
charged in a report. 

The report entitled "Confusion and 
Excess Cost: Consumer Problems in 
Purchasing Life Insurance" is based on 
over 200 interviews by researchers — 
posing as young, first-time customers 
attempting to buy life insurance — in 
eight states (New York, Massachusetts, 
Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, 
Minnesota and Illinois). 

"The industry is pushing very com- 
plex policies (called universal policies) 
that combine an insurance and an in- 
vestment component," Dr. Mark 
Cooper, CFA's Director of Research 
said, "but agents are very reluctant to 
give consumers the information they 
need to make informed choices. We 
found that consumers would be better 
off buying a good basic (term) insurance 
policy and putting what they save on 
premiums in the bank." 

• A 25-year-old consumer would be 
about $200 per year better off over the 
first 20 years by buying the best term 
policy available instead of the average 
universal policy we received. 

• Even compared to the best uni- 
versal policy received, the 25-year-old 
consumer would be about $100 per year 
better off. 

Based on these comparisons and a 
conservative estimate of the cost of 
current insurance, the report estimates 
that, over the long run, excess costs of 
$5 to $10 billion per year can be weeded 
out of the system with more informed 
consumer choices. It identifies three 
sources of excess cost to consumers. 

• high agent commissions on non- 
term policies, 

• high insurance costs embedded in 
existing policies and 

• potentially inferior returns on the 
investment component. 

"Agents should have been very in- 
terested in a first time buyer because 
there is a great deal of repeat buying of 
insurance," Cooper said, "but agents 
act as if they are afraid to give out 
information to consumers." 

• Agents go so far as to ask the 
consumer if he were planning to com- 
parison shop and refused to send the 
information if he said yes. 

• In many cases, before they mailed 
out their policy illustrations, they tore 
off the pages that provide the most 
useful cost information for consumers. 

• Agents claim that there is a 1% or 
2% difference in costs, but we found 
differences as large as 200%. 

• Agents disparage other companies' 
assumptions about interest rates for 
purposes of cost comparison, then they 
turn around and try to sell their own 
company's assumptions. 

Among the report's key finding on 
information practices are: 

• Only 56% ofthe agents were willing 

Continued on Page 31 

New Social Security 
Wage Base for 1987 

The new maximum wage base subject to 
Social Security tax deductions in the United 
States is $43,800. This is up from $42,000 
for 1986. The net effective tax rate of 7.15% 
remains the same. 

Social Security beneficiaries under age 65 
may have earnings up to $6,000 in 1987 
without any effect on their monthly checks. 
This is up from the allowable earnings amount 
of $5, 760 for 1986. 

Beneficiaries age 65 or older may earn up 
to $8,160 in 1987, up from $7,800 in 1986, 
One dollar will be withheld from the Social 
Security benefit for every $2 in earnings 
above these allowable amounts. 

Beneficiaries can have unlimited earnings 
after attainment of age 70 without any effect 
on their Social Security payments. 

For further information, beneficiaries may 
contact their local Social Security office. 

New Tax Law Requires 
Numbers for Children 

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 (Section 
1524) requires taxpayers to show a Social 
Security number for each dependent five 
years of age and over whom they claim for 
tax purposes beginning with the returns filed 
in 1988 and later. 

This provision is designed to reduce tax 
evasion in cases where parents filing separate 
returns both claim the dependent for tax 
purposes, a growing area of revenue loss, 
according to Internal Revenue Service offi- 

About two-thirds of all young people al- 
ready have a Social Security number. Those 
who now have a number will not have to 
get another one. It is estimated that about 
nine million additional persons will need 
Social Security numbers to meet the require- 
ments ofthe new law. The agency normally 
issues about six million new Social Security 
cards and six million replacement cards 

Bottlenecks — Because of the possibility 
that the huge volume of applications may 
create bottlenecks in Social Security offices, 
schools and community organizations are 
being asked to assist in taking applications 
for Social Security numbers. The Social 
Security office will provide more detailed 
information on the nearest place for applying 
for a Social Security number in the near 

Parents — Parents may apply for a Social 
Security card for their dependents by phone, 
mail or in person. They must complete an 
"Application for a Social Security Number" 
card (Form SS-5). A person 18 or older or 
an individual born outside the U.S. must 
apply in person. In any case, proof of birth, 
identity and citizenship or lawful alien status 
is required with the application. A parent 
who visits a Social Security office to apply 
for a child must provide proof of his or her 
identity as well as that of the child. 

Proof — A public, hospital or religious birth 
record can generally be used as proof of 
date of birth and citizenship. Acceptable 
proofs of identity include hospital or phy- 
sician records, school records, vaccination 
certificates, welfare records, library cards 
and membership cards in youth organiza- 

Call or visit your local Social Security office 
for further information. 

MAY 1987 



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

Middle Aged at 65 
By the Year 2000 

By the Year 2000, people 65 years old or 
older will be America's biggest health con- 
cern. But these senior citizens will be much 
healthier than the same age group today and 
will no longer be considered elderly, ac- 
cording to a prediction by a Chicago health 
care consultant. 

"The life expectancy should be about 90 
by then, and 65 will be middle aged," says 
Jeff Goldsmith, a consultant to Ernst and 
Whinney of Chicago. 

Annual Hampton 
Retirees Party 

Houston Club 54 
Passes 100 Members 

A recent report from Retirees Club 54 
President Johnny H. Walsh indicates that 
the Houston, Tex., club is going strong. The 
club has surpassed the 100-member mark 
and plans to continue to build upon this 
strong base. 

Current members encourage participation 
in club activities such as holiday parties. 
Last December some 70 members and their 
guests were treated to a fabulous spread at 
the club Christmas party. Other festivities 
are in the works. 

The Christmas party committee of Chib 54 
earned praise for its hard work. 

Grand Falls Retirees 

Beware High Fees 
For Benefit Appeals 

Social Security regulations in the United 
States say lawyers should not be paid more 
than $75 an hour for their work in appeals 
cases, and they should receive only slightly 
more in cases deemed exceptionally com- 

In spite of this, some attorneys are gouging 
their elderly clients for their legal services 
on social security benefits. 

Lenient hearing officers have ignored reg- 
ulations and, in effect, allowed private law- 
yers to bill Social Security disability recip- 
ients up to $750 an hour for legal services, 
costing claimants millions of dollars a year, 
an agency audit says. 

In 1984, the latest year evaluated, people 
who were denied benefits and then won 
appeals paid $23.6 million in unreasonably 
high fees to attorneys, according to the audit 
by the Department of Health and Human 
Services inspector general's office. 

As a result, the auditors recommended 
reforms to more tightly regulate the amount 
of money that can be charged for legal 
representation in these types of cases. 

The audit said "vague, complex, and in- 
adequate" regulations are allowing law- 
yers — usually working on a contingency ba- 
sis where they collect only if they win — to 
reap up to 25% of any past due benefits 
owed to claimants. 

Local 3130, Hampton, S.C, held its Eight- 
eenth Annual Retirees Christmas Party at 
the James A. Parker union hall. About 250 
retirees and their guests enjoyed the deli- 
cious meal that was prepared by Muriel 
Mixson. Each retiree was given a box of 
fruit by the local and a turkey by Westing- 

Honored guests included several union 
officials and Westinghouse representatives. 
James Parker, the former director of orga- 
nizing at the UBC General Office, was on 
hand for the festivities in the hall that bears 
his name. He was instrumental in organizing 
the workers in Hampton in the early 1950s. 

The local began honoring retired members 
who had worked at the Westinghouse Mi- 
carta plant in December 1969. Since then 
the number attending the party has grown 
each year. 









Four recently retired members of Local 
2564, Grand Falls, Nfld., were presented 
jackets and caps by the local. Pictured 
above, from left, are members Benjamin 
Luff, Ewart Brace, Alvin Faulkner, and 
Leonard Quintan. 






Above left, retirees .•.ncialize with old friends and co-workers. Above right, Jim Parker 
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Angered Workers 

Continued from Page 21 

liabilities for those vested in the plan. 

On Jan. 29, 1987, Reeves Brothers 
notified the PBGC of its intent to ter- 
minate the pension plan covering its 
salaried employees. The PBGC has 60 
days to decide on the legality of the 
proposed termination. 

For a chance to question Sovran 
Bank representatives, the Reeves 
workers drove eight hours to Rich- 
mond. When they began leafletting out- 
side the bank headquarters, they were 
invited inside along with about 30 Rich- 
mond-area trade unionists, including 
Virginia AFL-CIO President David Laws 
and Secretary Treasurer Daniel Le- 

The group continued leafletting pas- 
sers-by before going to a second-floor 
meeting room in the Sovran Center, 
where the bank provided coffee, pas- 
tries and chairs. The workers refused 
the ' 'thanks for stopping by' ' hospitality 
and chose to stand and wait. 

Bank officials never made it to the 
meeting room during the half-hour the 
workers waited. Twice the group headed 
for the 14th floor offices of the Sovran 
executives, but bank security guards 
turned off power to the elevators. The 
group was reassured that Sovran offi- 
cials would meet with them. 

a leader of the group, "these folks didn't 
know who they were picking on when 
they decided to take our pensions. We're 
gonna fight them all the way." 

Retired hourly workers from Reeves 
receive pension benefits that average 
less than $60 a month. Clifford Graham, 
who retired last year after 17 years with 
the company, receives a monthly check 
of just $44. "Without that little bit of 
money, I don't know how I'd make it," 
Graham told reporters. 

"We demand that the excess funds 
be used to improve our pensions," said 
Sharon Van Auken, another Reeves 
worker. She explained that the com- 
pany repeatedly told local bargainers 
than the pension plan was "under- 
funded" and that it had "no plans to 
terminate the funds." 

Reeves hourly workers put in three 
12-hour shifts a week, with no time- 
and-a-half after eight hours daily. Sa- 
laried workers, who are on a five-day, 
40-hour week, are paid time-and-a-half 
after eight hours. Van Auken said. 

Ree.ves workers left the bank just as 
city police arrived in the bank's lobby. 
After boarding a bus to go back to their 
motel rooms, the workers sang "We 
shall overcome." They promised fur- 
ther demonstrations at other banks until 
their questions are answered. 

Strong Trade 

Continued from Page 19 

Finance Committee, AFL-CIO Presi- 
dent Lane Kirkland voiced criticism of 
what he called "the systematic mer- 
cantilistic policies of other countries to 
discourage imports and expand exports 
to the U.S. market." Committee Chair- 
man Bentson no doubt summed up a 
majority sentiment when he stated that 
reducing the trade deficit "demands 
that we put in place a coherent, con- 
sistent trade policy for this country." 


Consumer Clipboard 

Continued from Page 29 

to discuss exactly the policy about which 
the consumer inquired. 

• Only a fifth of the agents were 
wilhng to provide the Interest Adjusted 
Net Cost Index, which is the standard 
cost measure for insurance policies. 

• A third of all agents simply refused 
to discuss cost in any form. 

• Over 60% of the agents failed to 
send enough information for the con- 
sumer to actually be able to estimate 
the cost of the policy and compare it 
to other policies. DUG 

Double Breasted Bills 
Expect Quick Action. 
Write Letters Now! 

Action by the U.S. Congress on the pro- 
posed Construction Industry Contract Se- 
curity Act — the so-called Double-Breasted 
Bills — may come at any time. It's important 
that every UBC member who values his 
union wages and working conditions writes 
to his or her congressman and senator in 
support of this legislation. 

Keep your letter brief and get to the point 
quickly. The House bill is HR 281. The 
Senate bill is S.492. You might write some- 
thing like this: 

Dear Congressman (or Congresswoman 
or Senator): 

The practice by some construction con- 
tractors of operating both union and non- 
union work crews ("double breasting") 
through two or more competing companies 
under the same ownership is unfair to many 
workers of your state. 

(HR281 or S.492, whichever applies) would 
eliminate double breasting and give pre-hire 
agreements in the construction industry the 
same status under the law that collective 
bargaining agreements in other industries 

This legislation is the United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners number one leg- 
islative priority before this Congress. Its 
passage will be of value to every union 
construction worker in your constituency. 




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After landing on Mt. Ararat, Noah 
said to tine animals of the ark, "Go 
forth and multiply!" 

A little later Noah found two snakes 
still on the ark. 

"I told you to go forth and multi- 

"We can't," said one of the snakes, 
"we're adders." 



Passenger; Do these ships sink 
often, captain? 

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The new/ bride w/as bragging to 
her husband. "The two best things 
I prepare are meatloaf and peach 

The bridegroom replied, "Well, 
which is this?" 


A newly-appointed justice was 
not familiar with the code and when 
a bootlegger appeared before him 
he was at a loss as what to fine 
him. He called up the old justice 
saying, "I've got a bootlegger here. 
What should I give him?" 

"Don't give him over $4 a quart," 
replied the old justice. "I never did." 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 



The trouble with political jokes is 
they often get elected. 



The teenage daughter had been 
on the family telephone for half an 
hour. When finally she did hang up, 
her father said sarcastically, "You 
usually talk for two hours. What 
stopped you this time?" 

"Wrong number," replied the 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 


There was a young man named 


Who said to his wife, "Don't you 


'Til hammer and saw 

'Till my fingers are raw 

And build you a home in a hurry." 
— Leslie E. Veit 
Retiree, Local 1462 
Bucks County, Pa. 


After telling his patient to put out 
her tongue, the doctor began writ- 
ing out the prescription. When he 
had finished he turned to her and 
said, "There, that will do." 

"But doctor," she protested, "You 
didn't even look at my tongue." 

"Didn't need to," the doctor re- 
plied. "I just wanted to keep you 
quiet while I wrote the prescription 
for you." 

— Maurice Howes 
Local 260 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 



Two elderly women arrived at a 
baseball game just in time to see 
the batter hit a home run. Twenty 
minutes later, the same batter hit 
another home run. 

"Let's go," said one woman to 
the other, "This is where we came 



Two youngsters playing cowboy 
hitched their stick horses to a fence- 
post and swaggered to the crate 
that served as their saloon. The 
older lad pushed back his hat, 
pounded the crate, and in his deep- 
est voice demanded, "Gimme a 
rye." The younger boy imitated his 
friend's gestures, then sang out, 
"And I'll have a whole wheat." 



Overheard on the telephone: 
"Hello, operator, I'd like to speak 
with the king of the jungle." 
"I'm sorry, that lion is busy." 







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. 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 2 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 3 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 4 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 5 
MAY 1987 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 6 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 1 


Local 229 recently celebrated its 100-year 
anniversary at Lal<e Luzerne, N.Y. First District 
Board Member Joseph Lia was on hand for the 
celebration and the presentation of service pins 
to members. 

Picture No. 1 shows 60-year member Francis 
Terry, left, receiving a pin and commemorative 
plaque from Board Member Lia. 

Picture No. 2 shows 45-year members Fred 
Carey, left, and Cornell Hall. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members Allan 
Flewelling, left, and Andrew Borix. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, from 
left; Hershell Wright, C. Powell South, Harold 
Flynn, and Robert DeMarsh Sr, 

Picture No. 5 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Edgar Eggleston, Joseph Burlett, Joseph 
Dadis, Raymond Allen, Joseph Winans, Henry 
Allen, James D'Arrigo, James DIdio, and 
Howard Dickinson. 

Picture No. 6 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Robert Combs, Joseph Whalen, and 
Howard Harris. 

Picture No. 7 shows 20-year members, from 
left: James Rivette, Eugene Blackburn, John 
Sidusky, Richard Eggleston, George Sweet, and 
Arnold Graham. 

Picture No. 8 shows the anniversary cake 
with, from left. Business Agent Phillip Allen, 
President Edgar Eggleston, and Board Member 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 8 

Glen Falls, N.Y.— Picture No. 6 



Manchester, N.H. — Picture No. 7 


Local 625 recently had a service pins award 
banquet at the Chateau Restaurant to honor 
members with longstanding service. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left, President 
Roland Bellerose; with George Chalmers Jr , 60 
years; Aime Lemay, 65 years; Leo Dion, 60 
years; and Business Agent Daniel Courchesne. 

Picture No. 2 shows 20-year members, front 
row, from left: Francis Laughlin, Paul Quintal, 
Panagiotis Lazos, David Gallagher, and Ronald 

Back row, from left: Richard Trottier, Ken 
Perkins, IVlichael Lacondrada, Raymond 
Guiibeault, Raymond Bergeron, and Walter 

Picture No. 3 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Roland Roy, Roger Lavalley, 
Michael Wierzchoiek, Paul LaRoche, and Albert 

Back row, from left: Maurice Dewyngaert, 
Armand Boucher, Aurele Bellerose, Lucien 
Breault, Charles Dusseault, Roland Bellerose, 
and Andre Zajac. 

Picture No. 4 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Paul Goupil, Raymond 
Courchesne, Real Breault, and Roger Bellerose. 

Back row, from left: Robert Martel, Rudolph 
Roy, Edward Vigneault, Fred Temple, and 
Richard Plourde. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Walter Martle, Walter Poulin, 

Marcel Pinard, and Hector Gemache. 

Back row, from left: Armand Caron, Harold 
Melhorn, and Alexander Legence. 

Picture No. 6 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: George Lacombe, Armand 
Caron, Edward Bourbeau, Fred Ebol, Edward 
Bernard, and Ziz Koyiades. 

Back row, from left: Arthur Kallenberg, 
Joseph Isabelle, Roger Faucher, Ernest Herous, 
Julien Blais, and Andre Gelinas. 

Picture No. 7 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Leo Lemaire, Henry Nadeau, 
Edward Stepanian, Edward Soucy, and Edgar 

Back row, from left: Alphee Lavallee, Leo 
Ladieu, Roland St. Pierre, and James Wells. 

Picture No. 8 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: Samuel Martel, Gerard Paquette, 
Henry Gilchrist, and Robert Bouvin. 

Back row, from left: Oscar Dsekx, Roger 
Weaver, and Alphee Janelle. 

Picture No. 9 shows 50-year members, from 
left: Joseph Proulx, Carl Anderson, Leon 
Doiron, and Joseph Keane. 

Manchester, N.t-t. — Picture No. 9 

Houston, Tex. 


Local 213 member Johnny H. Walsh was 
recently presented a 45-year pin for his 
dedicated service to the United Brotherhood. 
Pictured at left is Brother Walsh receiving his 
pin from James Alfred, Local 213 business 



Kansas City, Kan.— Picture No. 1 

Kansas City, Kan. — Picture No. 2 


Local 1529 presented pins to members witti 
25 to 60 years of service at tiie local's annual 

Picture No. 1 shows longtime members, 
from left: 50-year member Russell O'Dell, and 
45-year members George Abel, Harry Saltzman, 
and Ben Fergula. 

Picture No. 2 shows Arthur Sage, right, 
receiving a 40-year pin from his son, Local 
President Arthur Sage. 

Picture No. 3 shows members, from left: 
Franl< Kandlbinder, 40 years; Ervin Knight, 40 
years; Earl Miller, 40 years; James Bevan, 40 
years; Andrew Redrew, 45 years; and Charlie 
Selig Jr., 40 years. 

Picture No. 4 shows members, front row, 
from left: Robert Fellers, 25 years; Ivan Owen, 
25 years; Ronald Danaday, 35 years; Charles 
Ralston, 35 years; Glen Dutro, 35 years; Albert 
Lister, 35 years; and Foster LaBar, 35 years. 

Back row, from left: Frank Shomin, 25 years; 
Ivan Barney 35 years; Robert House, 30 years. 

and Richard Reischman, 35 years. 

Receiving pins but not pictured were 60-year 
member Chet Row; 45-year members John 
Bowman, LeRoy Galloway, Ralph Hasten, W. 
A. Heater, Lloyd Peterson, Adam Rider, James 
Wilkerson, and Robert Wilkerson; 40-year 
members David Binder, Ralph Brock, Kenneth 
Burkhart, Ross Cole, James Edwards, Fred 
Goss, Edward Guth, Melvin Hinkle, Carl 
Hoffman, Paul Hultmar, Francis Kennedy, 
Lyman Kreig, Neithel Lewis, and Tolly 
Lugenbeal; 35-year members Ivan Barney, 
William T. Davidson, A. 0. Davis, Clyde 
Dougan, Robert Gallagher, Earl Gard, Edgar 
Gard, H. G. Henerson, John Mathia, Carl 
IVIcDaniel, Charles Neeland, W. D. Peterson, 
Henry Selig, Rolla Smith, Eugene Ward, and 
Martin Wright; 30-year members Ralph Gerit, 
Leonard McCale, John Schulte, Louis 
Schmiedler, Everett Skaggs, and Maurice 
Sweeten; and 25-vear members Ray Carpenter, 
Oran McClaskey, Buddy McDowell, Leo 
Pfannes, William J. Ruby Jr., and Sam Waltrip. 

Kansas City, Kan. — Picture No. 3 

Kansas City, Kan. — Picture No. 4 

Rochester, Minn. — Picture No. 1 


Local 1383 recently held a pin presentation 
ceremony to honor members with longstanding 

Picture No. 1 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: H.J. Schoenmann and 
Raymond Adier. 

Standing, from left: Ellsworth Gunderson, 
Melvin Betcher, Frank Domaille, Charles 
Hammond, Harold Flanders, and Bernard 

Picture No. 2 shows 
30-year member Lavern 

Not pictured but 
receiving pins were 45- 
year member Harley 
Lark; 40-year members 
Robert Ferguson, 
Halvor Smidt, Harold Picture No. 2 

Hovel, Merle Sawyer, Michael Balloy, Laurence 
Crowson, Joseph Lamina, Charles Peterson, 
Ernest Niemeyer, and Ralph Anderson; 35-year 
members Peder Norman, Raymond Chapman, 
and John Rueb; 30-year members Frank 

Cheyenne, Wyo. 

Reimers and Paul Larson; and 25-year 
members Henry Betcher and Walter Rahrmann. 


A group of Local 469 members recently 
received pins for longtime membership in the 

Pictured, kneeling, from left: Harrison 
Darrah, 45 years; John Gaines, 30 years; 
Melvin Seymour, 25 years; and Dean Van Zant, 
30 years. 

Standing, from left: Jamy Romero, 35 years; 
Delmer Anderson, 25 years; John Reid Jr., 25 
years; T.C. Stogsdill, 25 years; Walter 
Moberger, 40 years; and Everett Glenn, 30 

Also receiving pins but not photographed 
were: 20-year member Charles Listen; 25-year 
members Gordon Christensen and Perry Moe; 
30-year members Val Call and Ernest Haskell; 
35-year members George Brox and Bryce 
Newhouser; 40-year members Albert Hobbs 
and N.E. Locke; and 50-year member Horace 

Jackson, Tenn. 

Local 259 recently had a dinner meeting to 
award lapel pins to members of 50 and 55 
years of service. The dinner party was a great 
success, uniting some members that had not 
seen each other for thirty years. 

Pictured, from left; 55-year member Malcolm 
Jennings, Local President Barry T. Mayo, and 
50-year members George Moss, L.E. 
Murchison, Albert Fly, and Charles Beard. 

Receiving a 50-year pin but not pictured was 
H.L. Gaba. 

MAY 1987 


Chicago, III. — Picture No. 1 


Local 1 recently held its annual pin party, 
honoring members with 25 to 45 years of UBC 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: President Mancini, Ernie Reed, and Ex- 
President Vollmer. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members: Fred 
Boyd, Dan O'Leary, H. S. Brown, Bob 
Coffman, John Fitzsimons, Nick Nikonez, Dan 
Penar, and Joe Sabath. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members: 
Casimir Vrasic, Joe Ziubrzynski, Wm. Weiler, 
August Vollmer, Val Sodeika, Ernie Rizzo, Rich 
Resner, Al Paulin, Vince Palella, Jake McKenny, 
and Frank Maracic. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members: Ed 
Blaha, Joe Budz, George Conner, Perry 

Dalianis, Fred Dykstra, Bias Granato, Ray 
Reideman, Lou Hirz, Jessie Ingalls, R. 
Meentemeyer, John IVlotto, George Paulin, Ray 
Poteracki, Roman Sliwa, Ed Szurgot, Frank 
Westerlund, Werner Wick, and Leo Witkowski. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members: 
Chas. Claxton, Mike Connolly, Jerry Gialka, and 
Bob Soger. 





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Chicago, III.— Picture No. 2 

Chicago, III.— Picture No. 3 

Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Chicago, III — Picture No 4 


The members of Local 845 recently gathered 
to award service pins to those members who 
had longstanding service to the United 

Pictured are, from left: Ralph Lowden, 35 
years; Charles DeFabio, 30 years; Bill Kohler, 
25 years; Frank Smith, local president; Pete 
Holm, 45 years; John Vandergast, 40 years; 
Alan Crampton, 30 years; and Joe Gedeika, 25 


Members of Local 340 recently received 
service pins ranging from 25 to 50 years. 

Pictured, seated, from left: Robert Jones, 
William Diffenderfer, Robert Gordon, Fred 
Davis, Raymond Moats, and George 

Standing, from left: Wayne Burger, 
Representative Leo Decker, Kenneth Palmer, 
Glen Tarner, Lee Yeates, Charles Miller, and 
Business Representative Kenneth Wade. 

Hagerstown, Md. 



The following list of 588 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1,033,813.50 death claims paid in February 1987; (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of members 

Local Union, City 

2 Cincinnati, OH— Ollie B. Hall. 

3 Wheeling, WV— Delbert Lee Wolff. Martha M. Kinzy 

4 Davenport, lA — Alberta Carter (s), Floyd Winckler, 
Leonard Nissen. 

6 Hudson County, NJ — Helen Sullivan (s), Vincent 

7 Minneapolis, MN — Arvid Hanno, Eleanor B. Erick- 
son (s). Jerome Hempel. 

8 Philadelpliia, PA— Charles J. Wins. 
10 Chicago, IL — Samuel E. Wenstrom. 

12 Syracuse, NY— Robert J. Blewett. 

13 Chicago, IL — Thomas F. Stennis. 

14 San Antonio, TX — Clarence A. Hazlegrove, Frank 
A. Hernandez. Robert L. Ressmann, 

15 Hackensack, NJ — David DePaima, John Cleary, 
Walter Wyszomirski. William J. Brune. 

20 New York, NY— Edward Paul. 

24 Central Connecticut — Generoso Grignano. Stephen 

28 Missoula, MT— Ralph E. Sticht. 
33 Boston, MA — Dominic Puleo. 
36 Oakland, CA — Joseph A. Ghiselli. Martin Bailey 

Loomis, Morris Bosley. Nina M. Haak (s). 
40 Boston, MA— Arthur W. Gates. 
44 Champaign & Urbana, IL — Carol J. Lane. 

47 St. Louis, MO— Elmer O. Strom, Georgia W. Brey- 
fogle (s), Vernon R. Pursley. 

48 Fitchhurg, MA— Roger J. M. Richard. 

50 Knoxville, TN — Gordon P. McCarrell, Susan Moore 

54 Chicago, IL — Charles Irven Ogden, Grace Burandt 

(s), Louis Krenek. Paul Baal. William Ferrari. 
56 Boston, MA— George H. Butt. 
58 Chicago, Il^Carl G. Wilson, Herkki E. Vanninen. 

60 Indianapolis, IN — Helen I. Buis (s). 

61 Kansas City, MO — Alice Olivine Steva{s), Micahel 
L. Demint, Roy D. Kirby. Wayne Evans. 

62 Chicago, II^Ralph Walstra. 

63 Bloomington, IL — Clarence A. Rettke. 

66 Clean, NY — George W. Briggs, Helen L. Spence 

71 Fort Smith, AR — James A. Frazier. 
74 Chattanooga, TN— Mary J. Foote (s). 
76 Hazellon, PA— Olga Kutskiel (s). 
80 Chicago, Il^Clara D. Krogman (s). 
87 SI. Paul, MN— James Colleran. John B. Stache. 

Kenneth Pedersen. 
94 Providence, Rl — Agustin Sanchez. John A. Pagliar- 

ini. Romeo J. Plourde. 

101 Baltunore, MD— Luther T. Matthew, Michael E. 

102 Oakland, CA— Arvel Archie West. Donald L. Er- 

103 Birmingham, AL — Edward O'Drake. 

104 Dayton, OH — Herschel I. Toman, Mary Mildred 
Rose Stone (s). Russell W. Nicholas, William H. 

105 Cleveland, OH— Frank James Calvert, Gordon N. 

106 Des Moines, lA — Axel M. Jurgens. 

108 Springfield, MA — Arthur Lamagdelaine. 

109 Sheffield, AL— Claude M. Haynes. 

114 East Detroit, MI — Alvin Adams, Edna B. Napole- 
tano (s), Hugh Kay, Michael J. Sammon, Paul Fritz, 
Robert Gibbons. Walter Newman. 

115 Miami, FL — Robert King, Samuel Leib. 

118 Detroit, MI— Charies L. Lowe, Clara Belle Gosse 
(s), Doris Stiers (s). Ercelle E. King, Frank H. 
Henderson. James H. Hagerman Sr., Joseph Misz- 

120 Utica, NY — Leon F. Marceau. 

121 Vineland, NJ — Gunnar Backlund. 

122 Philadelphia, PA — Leroy Martin, Thomas J. Devlin. 
Viola S. Stoops (s), 

123 Broward-County, FL — Fritz W. Andersen. William 
H. Lofton. William Morris Helton. Wilton I. de- 

124 Passaic, NJ — Theodore Scheppe. 

125 Miami, FL — Elvin William Thompson. Russell H. 
Johnson, Jr. 

128 St. Albans, WV— Myrtle E. Rutledge (s). Rosalie 
Gibson (s). 

130 Palm Beach, FL— James H. Hicks. 

131 Seattle, WA— Fred J. Huss. Harold E. Storkel. John 
E. Case, Russell D. Sleister. Ted Schindele. 

132 Washington, DC — Leon McCubbin. Margaret Hor- 
vath (s). Rossie L, Bullock. 

133 Terre Haute, IN— Max Emil Reed, Oscar R. May- 

135 New York, NY — Henry Bara, Herman Koffler. James 
Addario. Sylvia Piesman (s). 

140 Tampa, FL — Earnest Jewel Hudgins. General Lee 

141 Chicago, IL — Gunnar Thulin. 

142 Pittsburgh, PA — Anna Mae Federauch (s). 
144 Macon, GA — Mangham E. Griffin, 

161 Kenosha, WI— Caleb Johnson. 
165 Pittsburg, PA— Carl Josephson. Charles A. Carlton. 
169 East St. Louis, Il^Calvin Dale Barnetl. Hallie 
Wawerzin (s). Rulh Frazer (s). 

Local Union, City 

Youngstown, OH — Lee R. Hively, Malvin C. En- 

Chicago, IL — Albin Johanson, Christ Larsen, Robert 
J. Feiler. 

Cleveland, OH — George Tomusko. 
Peoria, II^-Frances E. Stegall (s). Glenn P. Hackett. 
Salt Lake City, UT— Elna Thompson (s), James E. 
Willden, Jr., Melvin C. Isbell, Phyllis Severson (s). 
Yvonne Swan (s). 
Geneva, NY — William F. Trickey. 
Yonkers, NY — Ciro Greco. 
Quincy, IL — Raymond L. Cannady. 
Peru, IL — Letitia K. Taylor (s), Verna Vandervort 

Dallas, TX— Clarence S. Barrett. Ella Mae Harde- 
man (s), Fred Alton Irons. Harold Clifton Cranford. 
Theodore Binkee. 

Columbus, OH— Arthur R. Peacock, Charles R. Gue, 
Elsworth G. Hayes. William H. Clark Jr. 
Wichita, KS— John W Siedhoff. 
Poughkeepsie, NY — Felix Berg. 
Stamford, CT— Edward G. Kowalski. Frank Saiko, 
George Bauer. Joseph Butkus. Milton Scharn. 
Wallace, ID— Nels G. Nelson. 
Nashville, TN — Margaret Hayes Walrond (s). 
Atlanta, GA— Ethel Melissa Malone (s), Marlin W. 
Smith. Theodore R. Wofford Sr.. Walter Benning 
Moon, William J. Reeves. 
Glens Falls, NY— Gordon M. Gravelle. 
Pittsburgh, PA— Julia M. Schratz (s). 
Fort Wayne, IN— Elmer Pool.' 
Riverside, CA — Albert Eari McKerrihan. Clarence 
Williams. John C. Forbes, John W, Richards, Sid 
E. Liebrich. 

Grand Jet., CO — Leonard Heighes. 
New York, NY — Gertrude Rabinow (s), Mildred 
Hansen (s). Stanley Urbanek. 
Portland, OR— Paul W. Gartner. 
Waukegan, IL — William Franklin Hendee. 
Savannah, GA — Henry Ashmore. 
Jackson, TN — Barney M. Cobb, Louise Bernice 
Pyles (s). 

Scranton, PA — Edward Kessler. 
San Jose, CA — Horace Harold Little. Peter C. Dina, 
Raymond Samuel Wescott. 

Milwaukee, WI — Cart Borckmann. Sebastion Har- 
tinger. Jr. 

Niagara-Gen&Vic, NY — Joseph D. Demunda. 
Binghamton, NY — Anne M. Ailing (s). 
Great Falls, MT — Alexander J. Filipowicz, Margaret 
E. Powelson (s). 

Harrisburg, PA — Walter N. Bowermaster, Warren 
L. Lightner. 

Brooklyn, NY — Signe Hauge (s). 
Kalamazoo, Ml — Raymond Kuzinski. 
Huntington, WV— Ralph Smith. 
Jophn, MO — Delmar Fullerlon, Deveta A. Hill (s), 
Vernon W. Boaz. 

San Jose, CA — James W. Rupe, Leon D. Smith. 
Waco, TX— Reuben Otto Kattner. 
Oklahoma City, OK— Richard B. Krey, Shelby R. 

New Kensington, PA — Alex L. Hochmuth. 
Waukesha, WI— Carlyle 1. Waite. 
New York, NY — Eugene Garbiano, Joan Bignami 
(s). John Happ. Peter Kinzersky. 
Marietta, OH— James W. Kuhn. 
Duluth, MN — Delores Lippo (s). 
Alton, IL — Henry William Manns. 
Ashville, NC— Hazel Bredel McKenzie. 
Richmond, VA — Woodrow H. Luck. 
Lewiston, ID — John L. Pinckard. 
Lake Co, OH— Wallace O. Pomeroy. 
South Bend, IN — Frederick D. Leer. 
Belleville, IL — Mae E. Nurdin (s). 
Chicago, IL — Acinelh Jorgensen (s). 
Hopkinsville, KY — Harold Franklin Langley. 
Philadelphia, PA— Paul Ford. 
Tacoma, WA — Albert Johnson, Charles V. Stone- 
burner. Robert W. Hoskins, William C. Thompson. 
Ashland, KY— Ellis Tackett, Harold Kitchen, Scwal 

Ashland, MA — Donald Dadmun. John Fiynn. Paavo 

Reading, PA— Helen J. Guiles (s). 
Kankakee, IL — Norman V. Johnston. 
Port Arthur, TX — Maye Allyne Coins (s). 
Berthoud. CO— William T. Wright. 
Wilkes Barre, PA — David Wayne Rozelle. 
Washington, DC — Thomas E. Ragland. 
Elmira, NY— Lauri K. Koski. 
Mamaroneck, NY — Victor C. Salvo. 
Elmhurst, IL — Evelyn Rulh Altera (s). Lawrence 
Francis Krause. 
Paducah, KY— Marvin E. Habeck, William A. Voy- 

Local Union, City 




















Glendale, CA— Stanley F. Eytner. 

Sacramento, CA — Cart E. Pappa. Leroy P. Madri- 

ago. Louis J, Melavic. Martin F. Knittel. 

Lynn, MA — Earl Douglas Bowen. 

St. Paul, MN — Genevieve Craig (s). 




















Hampton Roads, VA — Joe Sidney Johnson. 
Madison, NJ — Obert Jacobsen. Paul Glanville. 
Wilmington, DE — Howard R. Mackey. 
Jacksonville, FI^David G. Carrin, Robert J. Gibbs. 
Madison & Granite City, IL — Joe H. Rigsby, John 
Wyrostek Sr. 

Salem, IL — Francis Weslendorf. 
Marion, IL — John J. Boyd Jr. 
Akron, OH — Elmer Frey. 
Metropolis, IL — Jacob Clutts. 
Richmond, CA— Byron Mitchell. Guthrie John Wil- 
liams. Lester Stewart. Marie June Dame (s). 
Pomeroy, OH — Rolland Neutzling. 
Chattanooga, TN — James O. Bankston. 
Millinocket, ME — Lester A. Warman Sr. 
Springfield, OH— Carl D. Hardesty. James R. 

Palo Alto, CA— Lilia S. Lahde (si. 
Dubuque, lA — Fred J. Huseman. 
Fresno, CA— Alfreda Phillips (s), Lloyd A. Walker. 
Lockland, OH— Ruth L. Terhar (s). 
Jackson, MI — Daniel Raber. 
Long Beach, CA— Albert J . Dreiling. Glen W. Miller. 
Baton Rouge, LA — Buck Edward Jones (s). 
Los Angeles, CA — Clone Eva McDaniel (s). Rosaura 
Perez (s). 

Houston, TX — Michael Gomez. 
Rochester, NY— Carl W. Stewart. 
Portland, OR — Darwin A. Oberkamper. 
New York, NY — Edwin A. Anderson. 
Decatur, IL — Arthur Girard, Delbert Raymond 

Bakersfield, CA— William R. Smith. 
Honolulu, HI — Asano Yamaguchi (s), Edna F. Mi- 
yamoto (s), Francis 1. Sato, Jiro Kawamoto, Ka- 
zumi, Ino. Kenichi Takeuye. Michael Asai, Susumu 
Hirasa. Yasuo Amine. 

Bellingham, WA — Frances Elizabeth Bailey (s), Or- 
rin S. Willet. 

Shreveport, LA — Willie H. Sirman. 
Albert Lea, MN — Clarence Becker. Donald L. De- 

Yakima, WA — Howard Armin Ruegg, Melville E. 

Harrisonville, MO — Jarrett EIroy Hawley, Sr. 
Dixon, II^Ada R. Zenk (s). Robert C. Hinrichs. 
Rockford, IL — Arnold Olson. Clarence Stombaugh. 
St. Louis, MO — Lee Edward Tankersley (s). 
Muskegon, MI — Stanley Ransom. 
Des Plaines, IL — Carl Edward Green. 
Manitowoc, WI — Leonard C. Reimer, Virginia Egan 

Tucson, AZ — Carl E. Fasel, Leah Longfellow (s). 
Brunswick, GA — Jewel Miller (s). 
Cincinnati, OH — Earl Lutz. 
Hopkins, MN — Edward H. Pearson. 
St. Joseph, MI— Charles William Wahl, Howard S. 

Parkersburg, WV— Curtis Dale Life. 
Brooklyn, NY — George Ericson, Josephine Kalin 

Glendale, AZ— Willie S. Camp. 
Portsmouth, NH— Hervey J. Caplette. 
Salinas, CA— Valdah Edith Myhre (s). 
St. Cloud, MN— Christ Stitch. Francis Anthony 
Fabro. Melvin J. Kramer. 
San Bernardino, CA — Howard J. Williams. 
Appleton, WI— Gertrude T. Cook (s). 
Rockland Co., NY— Mary B. Gizas (s), Theodore 

Texas City, TX— Albrecht F. Urbauer. 
Royal Oak, MI— Stella Albiston (s). 
Merrillville, IN — Eric Peterson, Ralph W. Crume. 
Chicago, IL — Josephine Jakubowski (s). 
Plattsburgh, NY— EdwinC. Patnode. Fred J. Willetl. 
Gary, IN— Robert L. Gold. 
Palm Springs, CA — Okia L. Lasley. 
Philadelphia, PA — Louise Leoneiti (s). 
Everett, WA — Peter Lealy. 
Lincoln, NE — Leali Mae Dean (s). 
Peshtigo, WI — Hubert Wiedemeier. 
Port Huron, MI — Harold Warner, James Gilbert 

Philadelphia, PA— Abe Gelbart. 
Phoenix, AZ — Charles F. M. Johnson, Fred Mc- 
Dowell. Leo Houston. Lyman G. McLane. 
Salina, KS— Louie C. Feyh. 
Baton Rouge, LA — Ludric J. Doucet. 
Detroit, Ml — Frederick Jackson. Mary Robinson (s). 
Cleveland, OH — Nicholas Marra. Thomas Botosan. 
San Bernardino, CA — Richard Sylvester Ueland. 
Toledo, OH— Jane M. Stone (s). 
San Pedro, CA— Richard Rhodes. 
San FrancLsco, CA — Douglas L. Andrews. Michael 
Schmidt. Wilbur A. Evans. 
New York. NY — Lorenz May. Paul Reutlinger. 
Seattle, WA— Lester G. Flatum. 
Chicago, IL — Edward E. Cupp, Leonard H. Rodway 

Mesa, AZ — Gene E. Tracy. Roe S. Lichtenberger. 
Medford, NY — Edna Zeneski (s). 

MAY 1987 


Local Union, City 

U26 Pasadena, TX— Clifton M. King. 

1227 Ironwood, MI — Margaret E. Tilckanen (s). 

1235 Modesto, CA — George Dewey Burke. 

1241 Columbus OH— Edgar E. Combs. 

1243 Fairbanks, AK— Gary R. Corley. 

1245 Carlsbad, NM— John Michel. 

1266 Austin, TX— David Johnson Hobbs, Richard P. 

1274 Decatur, Al^Andrew West, John D. Clifton. 

1280 Mountain View, CA— Edward L. Brooks, John J. 
Gatter, Saturnino Martinez. 

1281 Anchorage, AK— Theodore E. Adamy. 

1292 Huntington, NY— August Hulsen, Victor Crepeau. 
1296 San Diego, CA— W. George Wilson. 
1300 San Diego, CA— Coy J. Southerland. 

1302 New London, CT— George Orlando Redfield, Michal 

1303 Port Angeles, WA— Alfred W. Michelson. 

1305 Fall River, MA— Alfred Caslonguay. Cecile Dasilva 

(s), Howell W. Simmons. 
1307 Evanslon, II^Edna A. Boisen (s). 
1310 St. Louis, MO — Clement Walchshauser. William D. 

1313 Mason City, lA— Ralph R. Gerdes. 
1319 Albuquerque, NM— William D. Miley. 
1329 Independence, MO — Junior Leon Swadley. 
1373 Flint, MI— Francis Nichols. Joseph Thomburg. 
1381 Woodland, CA— Robert L. Tozzi. 
1418 Lodi, CA— Rex G. Brown. 
1423 Corpus Christie, TX — Benjamin Delapass. 

1437 Compton, CA— Joseph Luebbers, Mary B. Wesley 

1438 Warren, OH— Earl W. Scott. 

1453 Huntington Bch, CA— Robert O. Botkin Jr. 

1456 New York, NY— John A. Johnson. Ruth Haraldsen 

1462 Bucks County, PA — Adolph H. Kraut, Frances Luckie 

(s), Rudolph Bakos. 

1485 La Porte, IN— Roberta Keil (s). 

1486 Auburn, CA— Shirley June Moody (s). 

1487 Burlington, VT— Francis Obrien. 
1497 E. Los Angeles, CA— Robert Bilney. 

1506 Los Angeles CA — Laura Mae Brydson {s). 

1507 El Monte, CA— Domingo Berdin. 
1522 Martel, CA— Marland Strickling. 
1536 New York, NY— Susie Maragni (s). 
1539 Chicago, Il^Phillip Meister. 
1585 Lawton, OK— Charles L. Blair. 

1590 Washington, DC— Charles H. Hancock, Jay Harley, 

Nathaniel I. Dopson. 
1594 Wausau, WI— Ralph Smith. 
1622 Hayward, CA — Emmett George Sanders. Jennie M. 

Augusta (s), John Lawrence Richardson, Mark L. 

Local Union, City 

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Araujo, Wilber J. Hadley. 
S. Luis Obispo, CA — Jessie Morris (s). 
Minneapolis, MN — Tage Mander. 
Midland, MI— Paul Dilloway, Sr. 
Alexandria, VA — John E. Whorton. 
Chicago, IL — Julius Brawka, Ladislaus A. Bedna- 
rek, Robert F. Ebeling. Russell J. Meek, William 

Washington, DC — Mark Baumgarten. 
Pasco, WA — Dick Brandsma. 
Kelso Xongvew, WA — Clara K. Tover (s), Gunder 

Vancouver, WA — Alfred C. Roberts, Arthur A. Ka- 
sulka, Ralph E. Sturdevant. 
Murray, KY — Preston Y. Brandon. 
Milwaukee, WI — Hugh Sprester. 
Austin, TX— Orville Laird. 
Pomono, CA — Harry R. Trembly. 
Orlando, FL— Jess W. Moody. William H. Robert- 

Las Vegas, NV — Clara Helen Weaver (s). Jack L. 
Rhude. Roy L. Dunne. 
Dallastown, PA— Charles E. Hetrick. 
Monroe, LA — Carl O. McGowen, Elton U. Caples. 
Santa Anna, CA — Alfred Arbeiters, Ernest W. Whi- 
taker, Irene Irbe (s), Paul E. Bilodeau. 
Fort Worth, TX— Roy E. Gifford. 
Waterloo, lA — Florence G. Heins (s). 
Babylon, NY — George Carrington. 
Washington, MO — Alphonse G. Brune, Earl H. 
Dohrer, Eugene F. Eckhoff. 
Snoqualmie, WA — Cecil Simpson. Ray L. Henson. 
Richard L. Cox, Russell Vaughan. 
New Orleans, LA — Carl D. Charbonnet, Claude J. 
Schexnayder. Earl J. Martinez. Oswald P. Boihem. 
Pasco, WA — Howard Wayne Livermore. Orpha J. 
Drake. Woodrow Arnold. 
Philadelphia, PA— William Rieder. 
Manteca, CA — Bernice E. Christner (s). Mildred G. 
Durossette (s), Robert Adam Younger. 
Cleveland, OH — Ernest P. Bystrom. Francis Mc- 
Millan. James M. Cameron. 

Lubbock, TX — Georgia Gladys Jenkins (s). Harvey 
Owen Wossum, James E. Smith. Vernon E. Fer- 

Downers Gorve, IL — August A. Hintz 
Woodward, OK— Kellard S. Booth. 
Cleveland, OH — Bernard J. Needham. 
Santa Susana, CA — Domingo Roman. 
Hollywood, FL— Hans Stunkel. 
Roseburg, OR— Robert H. Boling. 
Las Cruces, NM — Ann Inez Bonnell (s), Monroe W. 
Pierce, Rudolph H. Muller, Sr. 













Temple, TX — Allyson Jansing Woods. 
Los Angeles, CA — Jose Bianes, Sidney Novick. 
Ocean County, NJ — Henry H. Krueger Jr., Otto 

Oxnard, CA— Walter L. Bell. 
Martinez, CA — Ira E. Blanchard. Mitchell D. Cox, 
William J. Ackerman III, William John Buchanan. 
Moorefield, WV — David A. Hines. 
St. Louis, MO— Gail E. Hutson (s). 
Anaheim, CA — Anna Lee Blankenship (s), Emogene 
Simpkins (s). 

Festus, MO— James Dale Brown. 
MontevaUo, AL — Stanford Jones. 
Detroit, MI— Calvin Losey 
Clanton, AL — Alven Eugene Johnson. 
Los Angeles, CA — Gus Lee Lyles, Herminia Fer- 
nandez (s), Ivan Shubin. Joseph Effenberger, Stew- 
art G. Lynn 

Holland MI— Ray Barkel. 

El Cajon, CA — Earl C. Freeland, Raymond Laabs. 
New Orleans, LA — Eloise Manton Gregoire (s). 
Seattle, WA— Carl D. Hamlin, Shirley Faye Hen- 
drickson (s). Stanley Kolano. 
Anchorage, AL — Harold F. Potter. 
Lebanon, OR — Albert Zentz. 
Kane, PA — Mary Ann Argabright (s). 
Eureka, CA — Earl Thomas McGinnis. 
Redding, CA — James Wesley Wilson. 
Standard, CA — Howard M. Pierce. 
Missoula, MT — Wallace Weller. 
Milford, NH — George H. Ambrose. 
Dallas, OR — Jim Alderson. 

Yakima, WA — Carma R. Romjue, Ralph Hombuc- 

McCIeary, WA — Florence White. 
Oroville, CA — Richard Elden Brown. 
KUckitat, WA— Raymond C. Shunz. Wyndeli W. 

Denver, CO— Harry A. West, John E. Winn, Orin 
H. Rising. Percy W. Oaks. 
La Grande, OR — William J. Teribury. 
Portland, OR — Arthur R. Lundeen, Edna Marie 
Mullendore, Hans Wilhelm Hay 
Bums, OR— Weslie A. Basey. 
Martell, CA— Cord Charles MoUer. 
Jasper, IN — Hershel Burns. 
Albany, OR — Richard J. Gushing. 
Roseburg, OR— Charles S. McGuire, Clarence R. 
Hamm, Edward Gaylord Byford (s), Gaylord S. 
Busch, Truman R. Harrison. 
Franklin, IN— Will E. Shaw. 
Chester, CA — John F. Fleming. 
New York, NY — Satrunino Narvaez. 



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Paul Semler, a 37-year-old Tucson, Ariz., 
carpenter, has created a tool that will plumb 
walls of any height. It took him two years 
of weekends to design, perfect, and patent 
his invention, but what 
he has come up with 
is a level that can be 
extended from 4 feet 
in height to over 10 
feet, 6 inches, in one 
model and from 5 feet 
to 12 feet, 6 inches, in 
a larger model. 

As any journeyman 
carpenter knows, most 
tools that attempt to 
do several things or 
expand in size either 
don't do anything well 
or lose accuracy as 
they get bigger. Sem- 
ler's invention seems 
to be an exception. 

Designed primarily 
as a plumb-and-line 
tool, it comes in two 
models, either of which 
fit behind the seat of 
a pickup. 

The cleverest part of the tool are the 
mechanisms that keep the extensions at 
whatever height you want. These are not 
positive stops which would limit the number 
of height settings, but a set of aluminum 
fingers held in tension by stainless steel 
springs. These dogs press against the edge . 
of the extension channel, forcing it against 
the I-beam flange of the level. 

Called the Plumb-It Level, Semler's new 
tool is well constructed and true. It has a 
90-day limited warranty. The vials are re- 
placeable with vials from Stanley. 
Model 48-126 weighs 8 lbs., 14 oz., and 


Benda Industries 30 

Calculated Industries 28 

Clifton Enterprises 39 

Foley-Belsaw 20 

Hydrolevel 39 

Irwin Company 38 

Vaughan & Bushnell 31 

is priced at $129.00. Model 62-150 weighs 
10 lbs., 11 oz., and is priced at $149.00. 

For more information or to place an order 
contact: Plumb-It Inc., 3045 North Dodge 
Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716, (602) 881-5777. 


Here's an interesting innovation from one 
of our Southern California members. Gil 
Stone, of Local 2078 in Vista, Calif., is 
offering a colorful line of high quality car- 
penters' tool belts. Called "Nailers," the 
product consists of a well-padded belt and 
three nail and tool bags. Constructed of 
DuPont Cordura nylon, these bags will last 
three times longer than their conventional 
leather counterparts, we are told. 

Nailers offers more in terms of design, 
too. The rear bag is shorter to eliminate 
"swing and bounce," and it has a padded 
upper pocket with a lid for keeping calcu- 
lator, glasses, earplugs, etc., clean and se- 

The large side pouches have interior tool 
sleeves to keep pliers, screwdrivers, and 
such within easy reach but out of the way 
of the nails. The small upper side pockets 
can be moved around or removed completely 
when not in use. 

The thickly padded belt is very comfort- 
able and adjustable with a quick release 
buckle for easy on and off. 

Nailers is lightweight, washable, and comes 
in a variety of colors. Choose from black, 
brown, blue, green, gray, burgandy, and 

To order, send check or money order for 
$124.95 plus $4.00 shipping and handling 
(California residents add 6% sales tax) to 
Nailers, 10845 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite C, 
Santee, CA, 92071-2856. Or call (619) 562- 
2215. Please indicate waist size, color choice, 
and right or left hand. Visa and Mastercard 
accepted. Fifteen-day satisfaction guaran- 

NOTE: A report on new products and processes 
on this page in no way constitutes an endorsement 
or recommendation. All performance claims are 
based on statements by the manufacturer. 

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P.O. Box 1378 Ocean Springs. Miss. 39564 

MAY 1987 


Current Goals and 

Long-range Goals 

for the UBC 

Our wagons have been 

in a circle too long. 

It's time to move 'em out. 

A few weeks ago in our General Offices 
auditorium in Washington, your interna- 
tional officers and general executive board 
members took their oaths of office for five 
years of stewardship as the top leaders of 
our great union. 

Though the oath they took was the same 
one taken by UBC officers a century ago, 
the oath has broader meaning today than 
ever before. We are a union which carries 
on its collective shoulders the hopes and 
aspirations of almost three quarters of a 
million workers and their families through- 
out North America. 

And, as an article in this issue of Car- 
penter indicates, we are joining other unions 
in assuming a fraternal role with regard to 
thousands of alien Americans who have 
been declared eligible for citizenship under 
the U.S. Immigration Law of 1986. 

Your officers have before them in the 
next five years a broad spectrum of re- 
sponsibilities — mandates of our 35th Gen- 
eral Convention and the traditional duties 
of their various offices as spelled out in 
the Constitution and Laws. 

In addition, I would expect them to 
carry out — with your moral support and 
day-to-day assistance — what we might call 
the UBC Five Year Plan. These are some 
of the elements of a five-year plan: 

• We will continue to firm up our or- 
ganization and streamline out operations to 
achieve the most good. As you are aware, 
each general executive board member now 
has more direct responsibility for Broth- 
erhood activities in his particular district. 
Each state and provincial council, in turn, 
is expected to assist when necessary each 

and every local union within its geographic 

Population changes and industry changes 
in the U.S. and Canada have required 
from time to time that some of our local 
unions consolidate their efforts for their 
common good. 

Each time I authorize a merger of two 
or more local unions, I take into full 
consideration the history of each union, 
its membership, its financial burdens, and 
its prospects for working in harmony with 
the other unions to be merged. 

Mergers don't come easy for me. Each 
time the charter of a local union is deac- 
tivated and filed away, I know that we are 
also adding to the long-standing archives 
of our union the names of charter members 
who once served long and well for that 
particular union. I trust that their dedi- 
cation to this one local union long ago will 
carry over into the new merged union left 
standing today. 

• Our field staff must be maintained at 
full complement. Today, the majority of 
our districts have full slates of represen- 
tatives in the field, servicing local unions, 
organizing and assisting in negotiations. 
Those that don't have a full crew face 
only a temporary handicap because I ex- 
pect to have full teams of dedicated men 
and women representing the UBC in every 
state and province in the United States 
and Canada. 

• Organizing is the key word in the years 
ahead. We must not miss a single oppor- 
tunity to sign up new members. The local 
union which turns away a prospective 
member — a qualified worker who wants 
to join — is doing a disservice to itself and 
to the Brotherhood. The UBC member 
who doesn't encourage a non-union car- 
penter or a non-union millwright or lumber 
and sawmill worker to cast his lot with us 
is doing a disservice to his union and to 
himself. In union there is strength. No 
truer words have been spoken. 

• In the master plan for the next five 
years is a determination to get our locals 
to the financial status where they can get 

some jobs done, where they can keep 
business representatives and assistant 
business representatives finding jobs and 
negotiating good contracts for their mem- 
bers. It is especially important that a local 
union becomes numerically and financially 
stabilized so that it can assist an interna- 
tional representative or a team of inter- 
national representatives when they enter 
a locality to assist in an organizing cam- 
paign or in contract talks. 

The way for a local union to become 
solvent, of course, is to sign up new, dues- 
paying members who will share the finan- 
cial responsibilities of job protection. 

• Besides being numerically and finan- 
cially sound, our local unions must be active 
in the community. We hear of peace ac- 
tivists, environmental activists, and gay 
activists; let's sound the bugle for union 

The Congress has just passed an $80 
billion Highway Construction bill over 
President Reagon's veto. That $80 billion 
will be divided among the states on infra- 
structure programs. How much of the 
work will be union.? 

It's not too early for UBC activists and 
Building Trades activists to let their leg- 
islators know and their state officials know 
that the new highways and new bridges 
must be quahty built by union labor. 

UBC activists should also be involved 
in other community and statewide pro- 
grams, serving on school boards, sanitary 
commissions and county councils. Some 
of our members serve on housing com- 
missions and pubhc service commissions. 
Labor and the working population should 
join the bankers and the realtors at the 
decision-making posts in every commu- 

• Our members must be politically active 
as well. Union members individually don't 
have the big bucks of the Wall Street 
bankers and the trade associations of cor- 
porate executives, but they have votes, 
and collectively they have political clout. 

Currently, labor is waging an uphill 
battle against contractor groups that want 

to have it both ways — union and non- 

Labor is trying to get a law passed by 
the U.S. Congress to prevent construction 
contractors from operating competing, 
dummy companies of non-union workers 
that underbid union contractors. Our suc- 
cess in 1987 depends on the forcefulness 
of our agreements and the determination 
of our members to correct the wrong. 

Before we reach our next general con- 
vention and our five year plan has run its 
course, I hope that we have been able to 
return to that peak of membership we had 
in 1972 when the total number of UBC 
members passed 850,000. We can surpass 
this total before the decade is done, if we 
get our fellow members pulling together 
in the same direction for our common 

General President 


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

Address Correction Requested 

Non-Profit Org. 



Depew, N.Y. 
Permit No. 28 

Keep dad warm and dry in our dura- 
ble, waterproof nylon windbreaker. 
The dark blue jacket has the Brother- 
hood emblem on its left front in gold. 
With a snap front and drawstring- 
waist he'll be safe from the elements. 
The jacket is available with or without 
a warm kasha lining in sizes S,M,L, XL. 

$19 each (lined) 
$16 each (unlined) 

Father's Day is Coming 

Show dad how proud you are of him and the UBC. Give 
him a gift he'll wear all year 'round. These Brotherhood 
items all bear the official emblem and are sure to please. 

This attractive men's timepieces with the 
Brotherhood emblem on the face is a battery- 
powered quartz watch. Made by Helbros, it 
has a yellow-gold finish, shock resistant move- 
ment, and a written one-year guarantee. 

To Order: 

Send order and remit- 
tance—cash, check, or 
money order— to: General 
Secretary, United Broth- 
erhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America, 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 
All prices include the cost 
of handling and mailing. 

$54 each 

These functional and 
popular belt buckles 
bear the Brotherhood's 
emblem and the name 
of Dad's trade. Crafted 
of sturdy metal, the 
buckle is 3'/s inches 
wide and 2 inches long, 
and easily attaches to 
all standard belts. 

$55« each 

Dad can dress up his cuffs and hold his tie in 
place with this well-crafted set of cufflinks and 
a tie tack. Gold-plated, with the Brotherhood 
emblem in color, they add polish to any occa- 

$85» per set 

United Brofherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 

June, 1987 

Founded 1881 

Union Products and Union Services 


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Second District, George M. Walish 

101 S. Newtown St. Road 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 

Third District, Thomas Hanahan 

9575 West Higgins Road 

Suite 304 

Rosemont, Illinois 60018 

Fourth District, E. Jimmy Jones 
American Savings Building 
16300 N.E. 19th Ave., #220 
North Miami, Florida 33162 
Fifth District, Eugene Shoehigh 
526 Elkwood Mall - Center Mall 
42nd & Center Streets 
Omaha, Nebraska 68105 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
401 Rolla Street Suite 2 
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 
Wiliowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 
Calgary, Alberta, T2K 0G3 

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Peter Terzick, General Treasurer Emeritus 
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VOLUME 107 No. 6 JUNE 1987 


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Building Collapse in Connecticut 2 

Union Industries Show Displays Products and Services 5 

Double-Breasting Tops Agenda of Building Trades Calvin Zon 7 

UBC Challenges L-P at Shareholders' Meeting 9 

UBC Immigration Efforts '. . . 10 

Trade Policy Is Always About Jobs 13 

D.A.D.'s Day Set 15 

Labor-Backed Clean Water Act Must Be Put to Work 17 

Brotherhood's '87 Political Action Program Kicked Off 19 

First 1987 Labor Studies Seminar 36 


Washington Report 12 

Labor News Roundup 18 

Ottawa Report 20 

Consumer Clipboard: Nutrition Labels 21 

Local Union News 22 

Apprenticeship and Training 24 

Retirees Notebook 26 

We Congratulate 28 

Plane Gossip 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

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 o( Carpenters 
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Modem Mode Inc. of San Leandro, 
Calif. , calls itself "a manufacturer of fine 
executive office furnishings and systems, 
serving customers worldwide through an 
international network of representatives 
and showrooms." Using its panels and 
furnishings, interior designers produce 
"officescapes for many major corpora- 
tions." It's high quality workmanship, 
and we would add that all of Modem 
Mode's high quality products are union 
made by members of UBC Furniture 
Workers Local 3141 of San Francisco. 

The two women at work on office 
furnishings on our cover are part of the 
280-member union work force in the 
Modem Mode factory in San Leandro. 
They are among a growing number of 
women in UBC industrial locals all over 
North America. Protected from sanding 
dust by face masks and wearing gloves 
to protect their hands, these women en- 
joy wages, fringe benefits and working 
conditions under a three-year contract 
negotiated with the company last year. 

The company recently expanded its 
headquarters and production capacity with 
a new 240,000-square foot facility in San 
Leandro, and it continues to maintain 
45,000 additional square feet of admin- 
istrative space in Oakland., Calif. 

Members of the United Brotherhood 
have been producing quality office fur- 
nishings for more than three quarters of 
a century. They also create complete 
modules for prefabricated housing and 
multicolored laminates for high quality 

When skilled craftsmanship is re- 
quired, UBC members will get the job 
done . . . and done well. — Photograph 
from Modern Mode Inc. 

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


Printed in U.S.A. 

Union Products and Union Services 

svHooLs Of' ouAurv irf TooAn woald 

Building Collapse 
in Connecticut 
Brings Death to 
7 UBC Members 

., as inspectors sift through ruM^ 
Many questions remam P ^^^,^,3. 

and rescue workers mourn loss of 

A high-rise apartment building, de- 
signed for 13 floors and bearing the 
name L'Ambiance Plaza, collapsed on 
April 23 in Bridgeport, Conn. 

A total of 28 construction workers, 
including seven carpenter members of 
the United Brotherhood, died in the 

Something came loose as lift slabs 
were being jacked into place, and in 
seconds the big structure began to fall 
apart. Minutes later, all that was left of 
L'Ambiance Plaza was piles of big 
twisted and bent steel columns and giant 
chunks of concrete slab meshed with 
bent reinforcing rods. Somewhere in 
the awesome heap of debris were 28 
men working the job that afternoon. 

Alarms all over the city had hardly 
sounded when construction workers 
from other building sites converged on 
the scene of devastation. Union men 
dropped their tools in Norwalk, Hart- 
ford and other nearby cities, jumped 
into cars, and headed for the disaster 
site. Nearly 300 turned up for volunteer 
rescue work. 

It was almost 10 days before their 
back-breaking work was done. Five 
unions had members beneath the ruins — 
Plumbers, Electricians, Laborers, Car- 
penters, Ironworkers, Masons and Op- 
erating Engineers. Teams were formed, 
and the men began working around the 
clock with public officials, under the 
direction of the city's emergency plan- 
ning director. City police ringed the 
area, and state troopers were assigned 
to escort trucks loaded with debris to 
a city landfill as more and more of the 
shattered building was hauled away. 

The 13-story apartment complex was 
being constructed by the lift-slab method 
in which concrete floors are cast at 
ground level and hoisted into position 
by jacks on top of steel columns. The 
method, invented in 1948 by Philip 
Youtz and Thomas Slick, has been used 

since the early 1950s, with only one 
major accident recorded since that time. 
That accident occurred in July 1954 
at the Sierra High School in San Mateo, 
Calif. Twelve persons were hurt when 
a 250- ton roof slab fell 16 feet as it was 
being lifted into position. Soon after 
that mishap California state officials 
imposed safety measures on lift-slab 
operations. Among the requirements 
were that cribbing be built up to the 
underside of the slab as it is being raised 
and that slabs be prevented from sway- 
ing by cables attached to the slab's 


Of the 28 men lost at L'Ambiance 
Plaza, 7 were Iron Workers, 7 were 
Laborers, 3 were Plumbers, 1 Elec- 
trician, I Operating Engineer, 1 Ma- 
son, 1 supervisor and 7 Carpenters. 

The Carpenters included John Page, 
John Hughes, William Varga, An- 
thony Rinaldi and Nick Nardella, all 
of Local 24, Central Connecticut; 
Richard McGill of Local 43, Hartford, 
Conn.; and Mitchell Magnoli, Local 
210, Western Connecticut. 

Lift slab techniques are economical 
because they eliminate the construction 
of formwork at difficult elevations. The 
slabs are usually post-tensioned, which 
allows longer spans with thinner slabs. 
Jacks mounted on top of columns hoist 
the slabs via lift rods, a fraction of an 
inch at a time. The rods are connected 
to lifting collars surrounding the col- 
umns. The collars are cast in and an- 
chored to the slabs. Some investigators 
are said to be focusing their attention 
on a particular column near a shear 
wall at the interior of the building. They 
note that other fallen columns radiate 
from that point. 

Meanwhile, other investigators are 

checking records on the building's foun- 
dation which are on file in city offices. 
Was the foundation anchored in bed- 
rock or in fill? Design plans for the 
building called for "undisturbed rock" 
to support a load of seven tons per 
square foot. Although it was reported 
that plans stated that compacted soil 
could be substituted, the geotechnical 
engineer for the project said that his 
work was based on the assumption that 
the building would be on bedrock. 

The city of Bridgeport has retained 
the services of a New York-based struc- 
tural engineering firm to conduct an 
investigation, and the staff of that firm 
is now gathering evidence. 

L'Ambiance Plaza was being built 
along the side of a hill about 50 yards 
from an interstate highway. Exactly 
what happened remains unclear. Work- 
ers and others near the building talk of 
a cracking sound that preceded the 
collapse by a second or two and then 
an explosion-like boom. There were 
two towers in the building design. One 
tower apparently collapsed first, falling 
onto the other. 

UBC General President Pat Campbell 
flew to Bridgeport soon after the dis- 
aster occurred. He met with UBC lead- 
ers in the state and with public officials 
to offer the full support of the Broth- 
erhood in the rescue effort. (See Pres- 
ident's Message on Page 40.) A citizens 
advisory committee was formed to ad- 
minister a relief fund for families of the 
victims, and President Campbell an- 
nounced the formation of this nation- 
wide fundraising effort at a press con- 
ference outside St. Augustine Church, 
near the site. Joining him in the for- 
mation of the committee was Frank 
Krzywicki, president of the Bridgeport 
Building and Construction Trades 

It was 10 days of grueling work re- 
moving the huge heap of fallen building, 

Tony Tufaro of Stamford, Conn., a Local 210 apprentice, below left, acquired the nickname "Tony the Mole' 
because of his heroic searches under the building debris for possible survivors. Tufaro spent hours and 
hours crawling through the shattered building. Hundreds of union volunteers searched for the 
28 missing and dead workers after the April 23 collapse; Building Trades leaders 
contend that more OSHA construction site inspectors are needed to 
prevent such tragedies. 

and the work crews did not know until 
almost the last day that all of the missing 
28 men were dead, probably within 
minutes of the collapse. There were 
many acts of heroism as members 
crawled beneath the broken slabs and 
tunneled their way under the debris. 

They continued working shift after 
shift until all bodies were recovered late 
on the night of May 1. Then the spot- 
lights were removed and the barriers 
taken down. The cranes came down, 
and all that remained were a few scat- 
tered tools, safety glasses, work gloves 
and clothing scattered over an embat- 
tled landscape. 

On the edge of the gaping pit which 
was once the apartment building project 
stood a simple memorial erected by the 
workers about an hour after midnight, 
Saturday, May 2, soon after the last 
body was removed — that of John 
Mitchell Magnoli, a 25-year-old mem- 
ber of Carpenters Local 210. 

A crowd of about 300 gathered in 
prayer beside the memorial that night. 
Many wept, tears falling from many 
dirt-covered faces. Thus ended 10 days 
that Bridgeport and its surrounding 
communities will long remember, ti'db 

Construction Industry 'Most Hazardous, 
Least Researched,' Say Building Scientists 

Construction is the most hazardous of 
all U.S. industries in terms of numbers 
of fatalities among workers, but the coun- 
try shortchanges it in research and de- 
velopment funding, the National Institute 
of Building Sciences in Washington, D.C., 
said recently, following the Bridgeport, 
Conn., disaster. 

In 1985, the latest year for which num- 
bers are available, 980 workers were 
killed in construction accidents. 

Mining was the most hazardous in 
number of fatalities per 100,000 workers, 
but construction remained highest in 
overall fatalities because of the greater 
number of persons involved, NIBS said, 
referring to Bureau of Labor Statistics 

During April, two major building col- 
lapses drew national attention. One, in 
which six died, involved an older building 
in the Bronx damaged by an explosion 
and did not constitute a construction 
mishap, NIBS said. The other, involving 
a partially completed high-rise apartment 

building in Bridgeport, Conn., killed 26 
in what the Institute termed a "construc- 
tion disaster." 

Construction is the most important of 
U.S. industries, NIBS said, accounting 
for $313 billion in annual contributions 
to the GNP and 8.6 million employment 
or 8% of all American jobs. 

"That's why the Institute is deeply 
concerned over proposed federal cut- 
backs in construction research and de- 
velopment," said Rene A. Henry Jr., 
president and CEO of NIBS. "The United 
States spends less than 1 .9% of its gross 
national product on civilian construction 
R&D, less than that of any other devel- 
oped country except Australia." 

NIBS is a 10-year-old Congressionally- 
authorized nonprofit organization with 
the principal missions of improving the 
building regulatory environment and ac- 
celerating the introduction of safe, in- 
novative technology into the American 
building process. 


In a brief conference at the disaster site, General President Campbell announced the formation of a nationwide 
relief effort for families of the victims. He was joined by several local officials and clergymen, including Frank 
Carroll, vice president of the Bridgeport Building Trades, shown standing beside him at upper left. Ken Warga of 
Local 210, Western Connecticut, described the relief work performed by UBC members at the site in the picture at 
upper right. They were joined by Representative Steve Flynn and Local 210 Business Manager John Cunningham, 
lower left. At lower right, a memorial set up at the site by UBC member Bob Cunningham and others contained 
two plaques listing the names of the victims and a 4-foot-by-8-foot cross. 

Union'Industries Show Displays 
Union Label Products and Services 

UBC's Label Dates Back to 1900 

For six days this month, June 19-24 
in Atlantic City, N.J., the colorful ex- 
citing exposition that is the AFL-CIO 
Union Industries Show will put on pub- 
lic exhibit the vast array of quality 
American, union-made products and 

This entertaining and educational 
show, which began in 1938, is produced 
and managed by the Union Label and 
Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO. 
The purpose of the show, which is open 
to the public and charges no admission 
fee, is to illustrate the quality and di- 
versity of American, union-made prod- 
ucts and to demonstrate the strong bond 
of cooperation between American union 
labor and U. S. industry. 

Over the years of the show, the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America has hosted a variety 
of eye-catching displays designed to 
educate visitors about the trade and the 
UBC's union label. 

The UBC's union label itself goes 
back to the year 1900 when at the 1 1th 
General Convention of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America held in Scranton, Pa., Cab- 
inet Makers Local 309 of New York 
City presented a resolution proposing 
the adoption of a Union Label for uni- 
versal use. This was to be attached to 
all products manufactured in plants em- 
ploying United Brotherhood members. 

On Jan. 15, 1901, the General Ex- 
ecutive Board adopted a design and 
directed the General Secretary to have 
it registered with the United States 
Patent Office in Washington, D.C. On 
Oct. 24, 1902, the Patent Office replied 
that the Label could not be registered, 
for "the Trade Mark Act provides reg- 
istration to an individual, a firm or a 
corporation ..." and the Brotherhood 
did not fall under any of these cate- 

In spite of this rejection, the Broth- 
erhood was determined to make the 
Label operative. It learned that in order 
to do this, the Label had to be registered 
individually in each and every state of 
the union. By May 1904, the Label had 
been registered in forty-one states. 

Before the registration was com- 
pleted, a different label had been adopted 
by the Brotherhood. At the 12th Gen- 
eral Convention in Atlanta, Ga., in the 
fall of 1902, delegates from New York 
City proposed that the Brotherhood use 
the New York Union Label in place of 

the design prepared by the General 
Executive Board. This action was ap- 
proved by the Constitution Committee. 

The Union Label quickly became 
associated with high standards and re- 
spectable work conditions. Pursuing the 
goal of the early labor movement and 
the American Federation of Labor to 
establish an eight-hour day, the carpen- 
ters would only allow a shop or mill to 
use the newly-adopted label if its work 
day consisted of eight hours or less and 
if it met minimum standards of pay. 
Furthermore, only a select Union Shop 
Delegate was authorized by the Con- 
stitution Committee to apply the Union 
Label. Under no conditions could an 
employer handle it. This stiil applies 

In 1912, at the 17th General Conven- 
tion held in Washington, D.C. , the First 
General Vice-President, newly assigned 
to the General Offices, was given full 
responsibility of administering the la- 

At the 18th General Convention in 
Indianapolis, September 1914, it was 






Produced and managed by 

Union Label and Sen/ice Trades Department, AFLCIO 

proposed that "... the affiliation with 
the Label Trades Department of the 
A.F. of L. be only on the membership 
working on material bearing the label 
of the Brotherhood." These recom- 
mendations were adopted as law, and 
they also still apply today. 

The colors of red, white, blue and 
gold appearing on the Union Label were 
selected for special reasons. Pale blue 
was chosen as it signified ideals as pure 
as the skies. Red symbolized the hon- 
orable red blood flowing through the 

Continued on Page 15 

The union label of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America is made 
available to manufacturers in four application forms: (1) a rubber stamp is used to place an 
impression of the label upon millwork and manufactured material. (2) a brass die is available for 
sinking an impression of the label in boxes, flooring, etc., (3) a transfer label is made up in 
colors, and is generally used for finished products such as fixtures and furniture and also musical 
instruments and (4) a special cellophane sticker label is made for metal trim, metal doors and 

The Carpenter's Label appears on the following products: 

1^ Aluminum doors, sash and windows 

t^ Awnings and metal products 

ly Boxes 

k' Barber and beauty shop furniture, etc. 

1^ Bowling alleys, pool tables, etc. 

1^ Boats 

(^ Cabinet Work and cabinets 

1^ Caskets 

1^ Concrete forms 

K' Church furniture 

1^ Cooling towers 

1^ Doors, reg., fireproof, etc. 

^ Displays 

t^ Furniture 

1^ Hardwood floors and hardwood 

(^ Insulation 

i^ Laboratory furniture and equipment 

1^ Lumber 

1^ Ladders and scaffolding 

C Millwork 

1^ Mobile homes 

1^ Musical instruments 

1^ Metal Trim, doors, partitions, etc. 

t^ Overhead doors 

(^ Office Furniture 

1^ Prefabricated garages 

1^ Prefabricated houses 

1^ Prefabricated House/Modules-Tri-Trades 

1^ Plastics 

1^ Plywood and veneer 

i^ Restaurant Furniture 

1^ Refrigeration 

1^ Specialty products 

1^ Screens 

1^ School furniture, etc. 

1^ Shingles 

f Stair builders products 

1^ Trusses 

1^ Venetian blinds 

JUNE 1987 

! : I 

The buildings at right housed 
at various times a big retail 
store, a liquor wholesaler and 
warehousing facilities. The 
Northern California Funds 
took them over, opened up 
the roof for two atriums 
and created the new fa- 
cilities at lower right. A 
small portion of the in- 
terior of the new head- 
quarters building is 
at left. 

UBC construction 
skills recently teamed up 
with UBC industrial skills to cre- 
ate one of the most modern and efficient 
office complexes on the West Coast. 

What was once two abandoned buildings- 
in the East Bay area in Oakland, Calif., is 
now headquarters for the Carpenter Funds 
Administrative Office of Northern Califor- 
nia. The buildings were completely remod- 
eled and the parking area modernized. The 

interior was gutted and a union-made, open