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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 

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

Second District, George M. Walish 

101 S. Newtown St. Road 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073 

Third District, 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 MaU - Center MaU 
42nd & Center Streets 
Omaha, Nebraska 68105 

Sixth District, Dean Scoter 
401 Rolla Street Suite 2 
RoUa, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
East End Building 
1122 N.E. 122nd Ave., Suite B-114 
Portland, Oregon 97230 

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

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

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

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

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VOLUME 108 No, 1 JANUARY 1988 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



The long shadows of 1 987 2 

General President Campbell announces retirement 3 

Dodge Construction Report for 1 988 4 

'UNION YES' promotion to be launched in 1988 7 

Seattle Regional Seminar for Districts 7 and 8 8 

Protecting spouses under Medicaid 9 

BE&K campaign escalates 11 

Blueprint for Cure campaign bolstered by new technology 12 

New Jersey members build home for young AIDS victims 14 

CLIC: Labor expects legislative turn for better 15 

Alice Perkins now teenager 16 

Ramesses the Great, Memphis 22 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 10 

Local Union News 17 

We Congratulate 21 

Consumer Clipboard: Importance of preparing a will 23 

Labor News Roundup 24 

Apprenticeship and Training 25 

Retirees Notebook 27 

Plane Gossip 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 30 

In Memorlam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

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Bells and clocks herald the new year 
in North America, but there are other 
ways of welcoming January around the 

Ancient Egyptians beat each other over 
the head to observe the new year. In- 
debted Japanese once committed suicide 
on January 1, until modem Japanese 
began paying all debts by year's end. 
Modern Americans watch football. 

From the pyramids to the Rose Bowl, 
men have greeted the new year with 
revelry, ritual and a touch of violence. 

To make sure the old year was well 
out of the way, Egyptians staged an 
"annual fight with clubs." The Greek 
historian Herodotus reported, "They bash 
each other's heads in, and, some I think, 
may even die of their wounds." 

The Greeks contributed those cartoon- 
ists' standbys — the New Year Babe and 
Father Time. During the festival honoring 
Dionysus, god of vegetation and wine, 
an infant was paraded as a symbol of 

Father Time survives as a descendant 
of the Greek god Cronus, lord of the 
universe. Cronus bore the lines of ines- 
timable years on his face, and he carried 
a scythe. 

Later, Cronus's name was confused 
with the word chronos, meaning "time." 
So the hourglass has been placed per- 
manently in the hand of the white-haired 
gentleman with the scythe. 

The ancient Roman religion identified 
Saturn, god of agriculture, with Cronus. 
Like his Greek counterpart, Saturn car- 
ried a scythe. Pagan Rome celebrated 
from December 17 to 23. 

The widespread observance of January 
1 as the start of a new year stems from 
Roman times. Julius Caesar arbitrarily 
chose that date as the first day of the 
year when he initiated the Julian calen- 
dar. Consuls and other officials took 
office on January 1 . — photograph from 
H. Armstrong Roberts 


Printed in U.S.A. 


The long shadows of 1987 
stretch into an uncertain 1988 

There's catching up to do in the coming year 

We never finish up a year neat and 
clean, and the shadows of unfinished 
1987 jobs stretch far into 1988. 

On the international scene, the Rea- 
gan administration has to continue its 
summitry, hopefully to remove the threat 
of nuclear disaster. It must continue its 
efforts to strike an international trade 

On the national scene. Congress and 
the President must take up the unfin- 
ished business of the budget deficit. It 
must act upon double-breasted con- 
struction legislation, welfare reform and 
further changes in the tax laws. Hope- 
fully, we will seat a ninth member on 
the Supreme Court, and the highest 
court in the land will begin to deliberate 
with a judicial balance. 

Members of the United Brotherhood 
will continue their efforts to keep up 
with the cost of living and an uncertain 
economy. Full employment remains a 
major objective of the UBC. 

America's business economists have 
clouded crystal balls, as the new year 
begins. The stock market plunge in 
October has thrown them all into a 

They have generally slashed their 
year-end predictions on economic 
growth during 1988 to 2%, and some 
are predicting a recession this year. 
Others think a recession might even- 
tually come in 1989 instead. 

Although the forecast is for a sixth 
year of expansion, the pace will slow 

with a Gross National Product advanc- 
ing by only 2% instead of the 2.7% 
predicted earlier. 

The economists have altered their 
forecasts largely because past history 
has shown that consumers pull back on 
spending following an economic shock 
like the October stock market collapse. 

Members of the National Association 
of Business Economists are "generally 
pessimistic" about inflation, and now 
expect consumer prices will increase 
by 4.3% between now and the fourth 
quarter of 1988. 

That forecast is higher than the 3.8% 
prediction of a year ago but below the 
4.8% rate they called for three months 

Forty-six percent of economists from 
goods-producing companies reported 
rising prices in their own companies up 
from 35% in August. Only 6% reported 
falling prices compared to 22% in the 
previous survey. 

That suggests U.S. companies are 
responding to the lower dollar by raising 
their own prices, say some analysts. 

More than 85% of the economists 
beheve the dollar will decline further 
during 1988. Nearly one half say it wiU 
fall by 10% or more, while the other 
half are looking for a decline of less 
than 10%. 


General President Patrick J„ 
announces liis retirement in Febryarif 

Patrick J. Campbell, general pres- 
ident of the United Brotherhood for 
the past five years and a UBC mem- 
ber for 42 years, has announced his 
retirement, effective February 1. 

Under the provisions of the Con- 
stitution and Laws, Sigurd Lucas- 
sen, first general vice president, will 
assume the office of general presi- 
dent next month. 

At the same time, John Pruitt, 
second general vice president, be- 
comes first general vice president. 
The naming of a new second general 
vice president, will take place at a 

future meeting of the General Ex- 
ecutive Board. 

Campbell, 69, assumed the highest 
office in the UBC on November 1, 
1982, following the retirement of 
William Konyha. A native of New 
York, Campbell joined Carpenters 
Local 964, Rockland County, N.Y., 
in 1945 after his discharge from four 
years of military service during World 
War II with the Air Force in the 

After a decade of active work with 
his local union and council, he was 
appointed by General President 

Maurice Hutcheson as an interna- 
tional organizer, and he moved to 
the General Office in Washington, 
D.C., in 1966 as assistant to the 
general president. 

The retiring president is a member 
of the executive council of the AFL- 
CIO and a vice president of the AFL- 
CIO Building and Construction 
Trades Department 

Campbell has not indicated his 
retirement plans. He and his wife, 
Bettie, are currently residing in Lake 
Ridge, a suburban community in 
northern Virgina, a few miles south 
of Washington, D.C. 

The big dilemna hanging over Con- 
gress and the White House, last month, 
was, of course, the hugh federal deficit 
and what to do about it. Wall Street 
and every major financial districts around 
the world seemed to be waiting to see 
what the United States was going to do 
to get out of the red ink and into the 

What Congress came up with and 
sent to the President didn't please many, 
but it did indicate some of the 1987 
issues still casting their shadows over 
the economy this year. 

The $604 billion spending legislation, 
which includes modest cuts in domestic 
and military spending, and the $9 billion 
tax increase legislation are aimed at 
trimming $33 billion from the projected 
budget deficit for the fiscal year which 
began October 1 . Most of the tax in- 
creases fall on corporations and the 

The legislation was crafted to replace 
the $23 billion in across-the-board cuts 
of the Gramm-Rudman-HoUings auto- 
matic budget ax with legislated savings 
of at least equal size. Actual deficit cuts 
contained in the two bills, removing 
some one-time savings and accounting 
gimmicks, approximate the $23 billion. 

The basic outline of the compromise 
had been hammered out in November 
in negotiations between congressional 
leaders and White House officials fol- 
lowing the stock market crash in Oc- 
tober. The crash has been blamed largely 
on the nation's huge budget and trade 
deficits. Even with the new spending 
and tax law, the deficit for the current 

fiscal year is projected to be almost 
unchanged from the $148 billion deficit 
in Fiscal 1987. 

The spending bill barely passed the 
House on a 209-208 vote as 120 Dem- 
ocrats voted against it, most of them in 
protest against its inclusion of $8.1 
million in non-military aid to the Con- 
tras fighting the Nicaraguan govern- 
ment. The main battle over Contra aid 
was set for early February, when a vote 
is to be taken over an expected request 
from President Reagan for broad mili- 
tary and non-military aid to the Contras. 

Many House Democrats were an- 
gered that Contra aid had been included 
in the final bill even after the lawmakers 
had bowed to a Reagan veto threat in 
agreeing to drop a Fairness Doctrine 
provision from the bill. The 1949 doc- 
trine had required radio and television 
broadcasters to air opposing sides of 
controversial public issues. The Rea- 
gan-appointed Federal Communica- 
tions Commission last summer dropped 
the doctrine from its books. 

Following the bill's one-vote ap- 
proval by the House, the Senate ap- 
proved it by a comfortable 59-30 mar- 

The legislation reduces military 
spending by $5 billion to $285.4 billion. 
Domestic spending is cut by $2.6 billion 
to $176.8 billion. 

The main budget item won by House 
Democrats, in a fight led by Henry 
Waxman (D-Calif.), was an additional 
$600 million over two years for the 
Medicaid program to assist poor preg- 
nant women, children and others. 

Medicare, the health program for the 
elderly and disabled, is cut by $2.1 
billion through restraints on reimburse- 
ments to hospitals and doctors. 

The spending bill also includes: 

• $904.5 million for AIDS research, coun- 
seling and testing, more than double the Fiscal 
1987 level. 

• Farm program cuts of $1.5 billion through 
prices paid farmers for commodities and ad- 
justments in loan rates. 

• A 2% pay increase for more federal 

• An eight-month delay, until August 31, 
of the imposition of financial penalties against 
metropolitan areas that fail to meet air pol- 
lution standards under the Clean Air Act. 

• A ban on Japanese companies' partici- 
pation in federally-funded public works proj- 
ects until Japan opens its projects to U.S. 

The $9 billion tax bill includes these 

• An extension of the 3% tax on telephone 

• A raise in the railroad retirement tax 
and authorization of the general revenue fund 
to subsidize the railroad fund for one year. 

• Extension for three years of the 0.2% 
surtax on the unemployment insurance tax 
paid by employers. 

• Limiting the deduction for interest on a 
home mortgage to loans of $1 million or less, 
for up to two residences. 

• A $100,000 cap on the deduction for 
home equity loans. 

• Freezing the top rate on estate and gift 
taxes at the current 55% for five years rather 
than letting it fall to 50% in 1988. 

• Impose a 50% tax on corporate raiders' 
stock gains. 



Looking Ahead 

Higher interest rates, tighter credit, 
deficit reductions may limit 
expansion of construction in 1988 

Dodge/Sweet's Construction Outlook 
notes reversal of building patterns 

America's building and construction 
trades face job uncertainties in the year 

"In contrast to 1987's offsetting gains 
and losses, the construction sector faces 
something closer to an across-the-board 
decline in 1988," according to the an- 
nual Dodge/Sweet's 1988 Construction 
Outlook, a bellwether of the industry. 

Most of the construction setbacks in 
the year ahead will be relatively small 
ones, however, leaving total construc- 
tion contract value at $242 billion, only 
3% below the estimated 1987 total. In 
constant dollars, the 1988 decline will 
be more like 6%. 

Curiously, Dodge/Sweet has discov- 
ered that the construction industry is 

"perversely doing its act backwards. 
This is what Dodge/Sweet means: 

ally leads the general business cycle into 
decline, and for good reason. It is highly 
sensitive to the credit market, the availability 
of low interest rate mortgages. As the econ- 
omy approaches its peak, the many demands 
on the credit market drive interest rates up, 
and homebuilding usually gets crowded out. 

One-family homebuilding, traditionally the 
first building market to crack as the cyclical 
clock runs out. instead, was one of the key 
areas of growth during 1987. 

However, housing may be the biggest risk 
of all in 1988. Interest rates will make the 
difference. During 1987 the UBC called upon 
the federal government to continue FHA 
mortgage guarantees and to continue, where 
possible, low-income housing programs. 

In 1986 and early 1987, the housing market 
was doing something it doesn't often do: 
going both ways at once. For a time, in- 
creases in one family building were buffering 
the collapse of the apartment sector, but not 
for long. The upward march of interest rates 
that began in 1987's second quarter has 
brought back the more familiar one-way 
housing market. In this case, the way was 

There is encouraging news in housing, as 
the new year begins. Congress has approved 
a bill which authorizes $15 billion for low- 
and moderate-incoming housing during fiscal 
1988. President Reagan was to have received 
the bill shortly after Christmas and is ex- 
pected to sign it into law early this month. 

Foremost among the provisions of the 
housing bill are permanent authority for the 
Federal Housing Administration's mortgage 
insurance program — a provision pushed by 
the UBC and other unions — and an increase 
in the maximum mortgage amount for single- 
family homes in high cost areas from $90,000 
to $101,500. 


everything that has been said about the office 
building boom (and bust) pertains to apart- 
ments as well. Both markets were overstim- 
ulated between 1982 and 1986 by the avail- 
ability of accelerated depreciation. Both were 
distorted by the abuse of tax shelters. Both 
have been overbuilt, and apartments cur- 
rently have their highest vacancy rate in 20 
years. Both suffer from lopsided geog- 
raphy — severe glut in the Southwest (10% 
vacant), viability in the Northeast (4% va- 
cant). And both face the prospect of unfa- 
vorable demographics as the young adult 
segment of the population continues to shrink 
in the years ahead. Like offices, apartment 
construction reached its peak in 1985 — at 
just over 850,000 units (F.W. Dodge basis), 
a full year before tax reform. 

The process of absorbing the accumulated 
surplus of five years of overbuilding is al- 
ready in its second year. In 1986, the first 
step down was not even adequate to hah the 
rise of the vacancy rate, which only began 
to stablize at T/2% in 1987 when multifamily 
starts receded to 585,000. Virtually all of the 
30% decline to date has been confined to the 
South and the West, leaving apartment build- 
ing in the Northeast and North Central 


regions approximately where it was two 
years ago. 


If the recent flurry of Congressional action 
is any indication, public works programs 
have moved up the Federal priority ladder. 
Passage of three major Federal laws be- 
tween mid- 1986 and mid- 1 987— the Water 
Resources Act (1986), the Clean Water Act 
(1987) and the Surface Transportation As- 
sistance Act (1987) — established a new fi- 
nancial base for public works construction 
that reaches from here into the I990's. In 
general, these new programs define Federal 
and local government responsibilities for 
sharing the cost of a continuing level of 
infrastructure development at least as high, 
in constant dollars, as the peak reached in 
1986. The fact that two of these acts were 
passed over the President's veto indicates 
change toward a more workable Federal/ 
local partnership in public works construc- 


TION— Getting the $88 billion 1987 highway 
act passed by the time-consuming veto/ov- 
erride process proved highly disruptive to 
highway and bridge contracting during the 
past several quarters. Because the old (1982) 
program expired September 1986, and its 
successor didn't become law until the fol- 
lowing April, there was a period of more 
than six months when DOT was operating 
on lOU's. Contracting for transportation 
construction sagged during 1986:1V and 
1987:1, then rebounded sharply in 1987:11 as 
Federal money was released. The net effect 
of stop-and-go disbursements appears to 
have been the deferral of perhaps half-a- 
billion dollars of 1986 construction into 1987. 
The upshot: a small decline for 1986 as a 
whole, and a higher than expected increase 
(5%) in 1987. In 1988, the "backlash" of 
this bunching of highway work in 1987 will 
result in another distortion — a small decline 
of about 2%. 

A recent survey of state highway and 
transportation departments by Engineering; 
News Record bears this out. Responses to 
the survey suggest that more Federal funds 
are currently available from the new highway 
program than the states are capable of 
matching. As state DOT's search for new 
sources of construction revenue, their 1988 
plans indicate a temporarily reduced level 
of contracting for highways and bridges. 


TION — The two new water-related pro- 
grams provide for an expanded Federal role 
in water resource development (via the Corps 
of Engineers), but a reduced role in water 
quality (via EPA) where local governments 
will play a bigger role. But not right away. 

• The Water Resources Act of 1986 pro- 
vides spending authority of up to $16 
billion for more than 200 new projects 
that may be started during the next five 
years. Appropriations for these projects 
must be made on an individual basis, 
however, and could run afoul of re- 
newed efforts at deficit reduction. 

• The 1987 Clean Water Act. providing 
$18 billion over nine years for construc- 
tion of local sewage treatment systems, 
defers the intended phase-out of EPA's 
construction grant program until 1989. 
In that year, direct grants to commu- 
nities will be replaced by Federal grants 
to states for the purpose of setting up 
revolving loan funds to finance future 
construction of local waste treatment 
facilities. It is intended that communi- 
ties will replenish the loan funds by 
collecting user fees on new projects. 

On balance, it is expected that the shift 
from direct Federal grants to revolving loans — 
through the imposition of user fees — will 
make a larger annual total of construction 
money available for sewage treatment plants 
beginning in 1989. 

Recent high rates of homebuilding have 
been responsible for above-average gains in 
1987 contracting for local water supply and 
sewer lines, boosting total environmental 
construction 6% to $15.0 billion. In 1988. 
with homebuilding in decline, water resource 
development (i.e., large-scale Corps of En- 
gineers projects) will set the pace for a 
smaller overall advance of 3% to $15.5 bil- 


nonresidential building market begins its 
third year of decline, the 1988 Outlook is 
more in the nature of a progress report than 
a forecast. There is little mystery about 
which way nonresidential building will be 
going in 1988. It is only a matter of how far 
down and for how much longer. 

Do previous nonresidential cycles offer 
any useful insights'.' Conveniently, the last 
three cyclical declines all started from similar 
peaks of 1.4 billion square feet. From 1973 
to 1976, nonresidential building declined a 
total of 34% over three years before revers- 
ing. From 1979 to 1982, also a three-year 
decline, the loss was 31%. 

So much for similarities. The current cy- 
clical decline, which is now two years along, 
is still within 8% of its 1985 peak. Either 
this one has a lot of catching up to do in its 
third year (1988), or it is taking a different 

Two features of the current cycle support 
the notion of a different path. One is the 

regional character of the commertia; end 
industrial building market — slrcng ':■■. -he 
Northeast, weak in the Southwest. The other 
is the stabilizing influence of institarionsl 
building — still expanding in 1987. These de- 
partures from the typical behavior of non- 
residential building are leading to a shal- 
lower, but longer decline than either of the 
last two cycles. 

IN SUMMARY— Until recently it could be 
said that as long as you were not exclusively 
into offices or apartments construction, and 
not totally committed to the Southwest, you 
weren't in any real job difficulty in 1987. 
You can't say that anymore. The reversal 
of interest rates since mid-1987 has changed 
things. By threatening to erode the market's 
remaining support, higher interest rates could 
turn what up to now has been a partial 
recession into a general decline. 

Tighter credit may be the newest risk the 
construction sector faces in 1988. but it isn't 
the only one. Renewed effort at reduction 
of federal and state deficits could spell trou- 
ble for public works programs. The correc- 
tion of the overbuilt office and apartment 
markets is by no means completed. 

On the other side of the ledger, "election 
year economics" could stretch the econo- 
my's creaking expansion through 1988. The 
trade deficit may finally begin to narrow. 
So, too, will the budgetary deficit. And 
inflation will remain below 5% even if not 
much below. 

All indicators are that construction labor 
must fight hard to maintain its position in 

The Dodge/Sweet Report suggests one 
long range factor which will influence con- 
struction in the years ahead: the gradual 
decline in population growth. In the mid- 
1960s the U.S. population was expanding at 
a robust rate of 1.2%' per year. As popula- 
tions of mature societies go, that was con- 
sidered a pretty good clip. But by the mid- 
1970s growth had slowed to 1.0%, and over 
the next 10 years to its current 0.9%. By the 
mid-1990s, population growth is projected 
to diminish to 0.7%. Thus, if Americans 
hang around long enough, there may even- 
tually be residential and nonresidential fa- 
cilities for all . . . if there are jobs and 
sources of income to purchase what's avail- 


Residential construction may pick up by mid-year, if 
mortgage rates decline as expected. The Dodge/Sweet 
Report predicts that mortgage rates to peak during the 
second quarter of 1988 at just under 12% and decline 
through the second half of the year to I0'/2% by year- 
end. By mid-1989, conventional fixed mortgages will 
again be below 10%. 



Charging that the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration is failing to protect construction worl<- 
ers, Building Trades unions called for a separate 
health and safety agency for the most dangerous 
industry in the nation. 

The Building Trades cited the collapse last April 
of a 13-story, two-tower apartment building under 
construction in Bridgeport, Conn., as evidence of 
OSHA's failure in the industry. That accident killed 
28 building trades workers. 

A House Education and Labor panel was told that 
OSHA not only had problems in gaining access to 
the site, but also in keeping evidence from being 

Jim Lapping, safety director for the AFL-CIO 
Building and Construction Trades Department, said 
the Reagan administration cut the number of OSHA 
inspectors to just 1 ,000 to cover the entire country. 
OSHA's deficient recordkeeping and reporting sys- 
tem and its lack of centralized records make it im- 
possible to target employers with higher than aver- 
age accident rates, he said. 

In addition to a separate safety and health 
agency for construction, the BCTD called for legis- 
lation to require that a project owner or primary 
contractor be responsible for coordinating safety 
among all contractors on a project. 

The building trades also urged: the creation of an 
academy to train construction inspectors; authority 
for inspectors to enter a worksite without a warrant 
and to close a site after a fatality or serious acci- 
dent; stiffer penalties for violations; the right for 
workers to refuse to perform hazardous work; and 
requirements for licensed safety inspectors on con- 
struction projects and for permits for high-hazard 


The United States has developed the most so- 
phisticated network of roads, bridges and water- 
ways in the world, yet the nation has "failed misera- 
bly" in maintaining and expanding these systems. 

That is the conclusion of a special report by the 
AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Depart- 
ment in "The Builders," a department publication. 

Through the year 2000, the United States is pre- 
dicted to be $265 billion short in funds needed for 

highways and bridges and $88 billion short in mass 
transit funding, the BCTD reported. The nation is 
approaching the critical stage in a shortage of solid 
waste landfills, the report found. 


For working women who are thinking about start- 
ing a family, a new fact sheet from the Labor De- 
partment's Women's Bureau provides information 
on pregnant women's workplace rights. 

"Pregnancy and Employment: Federal and State 
Requirements" explains the Pregnancy Discrimina- 
tion Act of 1978 and other federal and state laws 
which include protections for pregnant workers. 

Single copies are free from the Women's Bureau, 
Dept. R., U.S. Dept. of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Enclose a 
self-addressed mailing label. 


Only one out of four jobless Americans is now 
receiving unemployment insurance benefits, accord- 
ing to a recent study by the Washington-based 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 

This is the lowest level of state Ul benefits in the 
program's history. 

Some 5.1 million American workers who were 
unemployed in October were also without any Ul 
benefits, the study noted. Only 1 .7 million jobless 
workers, 25.4% of the unemployed, collected bene- 
fits, it said. 

In 1975, the average rate of jobless workers who 
collected benefits was 75.5%, although the Center 
noted that was a recession year when coverage 
rates generally are somewhat higher. In 1978, when 
the nation's jobless rate was 6%, the same as Oc- 
tober 1987, the average Ul coverage rate was 43%. 

Why has this occurred? The main reasons, ac- 
cording to the Center's senior research analyst, are 
sharp federal and state cutbacks and longer spells 
of unemployment. The amount of such benefits var- 
ies from state to state, as determined by state legis- 


Lawrence T. Smedley, an expert on Social Secu- 
rity and pension plans, has been named executive 
director of the National Council of Senior Citizens. 

Smedley succeeds longtime NCSC Director Wil- 
liam R. Hutton, 71, who recently retired. Smedley 
will begin his work with the council this month. 

Smedley, 58, was associate director of the AFL- 
CIO Department of Occupational Safety, Health and 
Social Security. He is a member of the executive 
and labor committees of the President's Committee 
on the Employment of the Handicapped, the Save 
Our Security Coalition and the Leadership Council 
of Aging Organizations. 

NCSC President Jacob dayman cited Smedley's 
broad background on retirement income and eco- 
nomic issues affecting older people. "We are fortun- 
ate that he has chosen to bring this expertise to our 
organization as we continue our hard-fought battle 
on behalf of the elderly," he said. 


"UNION, YES [71" communications 
campaign to be launched in 1988 

Two-year effort by AFL-CIO and affiliates involves 
national television and radio advertising, local tie-ins 

The labor movement will launch a 
long-range national advertising effort in 
1988 with the inauguration of the $13 
million "UNION, YES 0" communi- 
cations campaign, approved by the AFL- 
CIO Convention on October 28. 

The two-year campaign involves na- 
tional advertising on network tele- 
vision, cable TV, local TV, network 
radio and local radio. Under the um- 
brella banner of "UNION, YES 0" 
the campaign is intended to communi- 
cate the value of union organization to 
Americans, especially a new generation 
of younger workers. 

With the millions of messages aimed 
at the public over mass media, the 
"UNION, YES 0" campaign will cre- 
ate a platform for a wide range of 
additional positive union messages de- 
livered by local and state labor orga- 
nizations, including customized local 
radio commercials, print ads and stories 
in the labor press, slogans and illustra- 
tions for union organizing drives and 
many applications that are stimulated 
by demand throughout the labor move- 

The materials, which will be shipped 
throughout the labor movement in early 
1988, have been design to allow local 
and state labor bodies, international 
unions, and local unions to substitute 
their own seal within the primary cam- 
paign symbols, thereby providing cus- 
tomized identity within the national 

As the Convention resolution noted, 
the goals of the campaign are twofold: 
"to raise the level of public understand- 
ing of unions and of the AFL-CIO; and 
to increase both the predisposition of a 
new generation of American workers 
(20 to 40 years old) to union organiza- 
tion and those workers' understanding 
of how unionism responds to their own 
needs and concerns." 

The Convention resolution urged 
"every affiliate to use the materials 
provided as part of the "UNION, YES 
0' effort, so that we may transform 
every member of each of our unions 
into a committed spokesperson for the 
fundamental messages we must con- 

Those fundamental messages include 
the fair treatment and respect which 
union organization brings, and the voice 
afforded by a role in democratic work- 
place organization. The "tag line" for 
both radio and television commercials 
emphasizes the positive role that unions 
play in American life: "AMERICA 

Among the central symbols in the 
"UNION, YES 0" print campaign are 
a special AFL-CIO logo designed for 
this campaign that incorporates the 
American flag and a check-mark, sym- 
bolizing both action and the individual 
voice that each union member has within 
the collective strength of a union. 

The advertising, now in production, 
will begin in 1988 and run throughout 
the two-year period. Intensive local 
radio efforts will be mounted for Labor 
Day each year, including an incentive 
plan for local and state labor federa- 

The details of the campaign will be 
announced by the AFL-CIO in a special 
edition of The Federationist in early 
1988. In addition, materials will be of- 
fered to those who wish to mount their 
own specialized efforts, especially or- 
ganizers that tie in their messages to 
the national advertising. 

The campaign was developed by the 
AFL-CIO's Labor Institute of Public 
Affairs (LIPA), in collaboration with 
communications specialists in the in- 
ternational affiliates. The AFL-CIO has 

hired New York-based advertising 
agency, Lois, Pitts, Gershon. Pon/GGK. 

"UNION, YES 0" was a response 
to recommendations in the 1985 report 
of the AFL-CIO's Committee on the 
Evolution of Work, "The Changing 
Situation of Workers and their Unions." 

Noting that unions had "failed to 
overcome the misconceptions about 
what unions do and have failed to make 
the public aware of the contributions 
of unions in the workplace and in so- 
ciety at large," the Committee said "it 
is imperative that, within the limits of 
our resources, we mount and sustain a 
coordinated and long-range communi- 
cations program, employing every tech- 
nique and medium available." 

The convention approval followed 
recommendations by the AFL-CIO 
committees on Public Relations and 
Finance, and the Executive Council. 

The AFL-CIO has used advertising 
several times in recent years to com- 
municate about specific issues. In 1984, 
the federation spent over $1 million on 
the "Campaign for America's Future." 
That effort stimulated an additional 
$300,000 in radio time by labor bodies 
around the country — creating the model 
for the "UNION, YES 0" modular 
media approach. 

In addition, numerous AFL-CIO af- 
filiates at the national, state and local 
levels have invested increasing amounts 
to the use of advertising to communi- 
cate a wide range of messages, including 
support for organizing, image, com- 
munity service, name recognition and 
legislative goals. 

The $13 million AFL-CIO "UNION, 
YES 0" program, along with addi- 
tional investments made throughout the 
labor movement, will dramatize the 
central role of unions in creating a better 
future for all Americans. 


Regional seminar 
at Seattle for 
Districts 7 and 8 
for 1988 work 

The Brotherhood's general officers, 
district board members and General 
Office staff personnel completed a se- 
ries of five regional seminars in Novem- 
ber with a week-long gathering of lead- 
ers of UBC construction locals in Seattle, 

The final seminar brought together 
fuUtime officers and business agents 
from Districts 7 and 8, which covers 
Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, Ore- 
gon, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and New 
Mexico. The agenda for the five-day 
gathering concentrated on current or- 

ganizing, administrative, legal and 
membership problems facing the Broth- 
erhood, and it discussed plans for 1988. 
Participants rotated around a series of 
six workshops, with a half day devoted 
to each workshop session. Attendance 
at the sessions was required for all 
fulltime officers and business represen- 

A series of similar seminars for in- 
dustrial leaders is planned for 1988. 
Announcements of these meetings will 
be announced later, as dates and meetv 
ing places are arranged. 



Must Today's Nursing Homes 

Be the 'Poor Houses' of Yesteryear? 


Every year, thousands of elderly peo- 
ple reach what they think is the end of 
the line. After caring for a sick spouse 
for a long time and becoming mentally 
and physically exhausted, the well per- 
son decides the sick spouse might be 
better off in a nursing home. 

Now comes the real shock. Many 
people think that Medicare covers nurs- 
ing home care. Far from it. When the 
couple finds out that the cost of long 
term care greatly exceeds their financial 
resources, they are forced to exhaust 
their resources before becoming eligible 
for Medicaid. 

A recent study estimated that nearly 
two-thirds of the people who enter nurs- 
ing homes become impoverished in less 
than three months. A nursing home 
stay can cost from $20,000 to $30,000 
a year, and few can afford that. 

What is worse is that not only do 
most states force the elderly couples to 
divest themselves of just about every- 
thing but their homes, but many states 
are responding to budget crunches by 
further reducing maintenance allow- 
ances under Medicaid. Oklahoma has 
eliminated its maintenance allowance 
altogether, leaving the spouse no pro- 
tection against impoverishment. 

This process of public policies sys- 
tematically forcing elderly spouses out- 
side the nursing home into poverty has 
to be one of the crudest there is. 

It should be reversed in favor of a 
humane approach, and a group of leg- 
islators and organizations has initiated 
a national debate to bring that about. 

At a recent Capitol Hill press con- 
ference, Senators Barbara Mikulski (D- 

Md.) and George A. Mitchell (D-Maine) 
and Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) 
and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) ex- 
plained how their bills would combine 
to help prevent spousal impoverish- 

Essentially, their approaches would 
set federal minimum standards to pro- 
tect the assets and decent living stand- 
ards of those on Medicaid. Medicaid is 
the federal-state program that provides 
basic health services, including nursing 
home care, for low-income people. 

Mikulski knows the problem first- 
hand. Her father is institutionalized 
with Alzheimer's disease and her mother 
is being required to "spend down" to 
qualify for help. 

Mikulski has introduced the Medicaid 
Community Spouse Safety Net Act of 
1987. Her bill would allow the spouse 
in the community to keep up to $25,000 
in assets and set a federal minimum 
standard allowing an income of $750 
per month. 

Because of state-determined Medic- 
aid eligibility levels, Mikulski said, 
"honest middle-income elderly persons 
are forced into poverty in order to meet 
the costs of their spouse's nursing home 
care." Often, she said, they find them- 
selves without enough money for spe- 
cial diets, medications or prescription 
eyeglasses. The problem is particularly 
acute among older women, she said. 

Mitchell, who chairs the Finance 
Committee's health panel, sponsored a 
bill to allow community spouses to keep 
a minimum of $510 a month in income, 
with states allowed to set higher levels. 

Mitchell told how Douglas Lewis, a 

retired sea captain, went into a nursing 
home in 1984. The State of Maine claimed 
nearly all his pension and Social Se- 
curity income for his care, leaving his 
wife, Florence, unable to pay for her 
own needs and upkeep on their modest 
Wiscasset home. If the situatin had been 
reversed, Mitchell said, Mr. Lewis would 
have been able to keep nearly all his 
$1,500 monthly income while Medicaid 
paid for his wife's care. 

Waxman, chairman of a health sub- 
committee, introduced a bill to protect 
$12,000 in liquid assets and set the 
minimum allowable income at $925 per 

Schumer, a co-sponsor of the Wax- 
man approach, is on the key House 
Budget Committee. He told of a Bronx. 
N.Y., couple who had been married 50 
years and had to get divorced so the 
husband's bills could be paid after he 
came down with Alzheimer's disease. 
He said it was tragic that the couple 
had to bankrupt themselves in order to 
get the nursing home paid. 

Louise Crooks, president-elect of the 
American Association of Retired Per- 
sons, also spoke at the press briefing, 
saying: "Current Medicaid law com- 
pounds the heartbreak of seeing a loved 
one enter a nursing home . . . Almost 
everything but the home must go to 
Medicaid." She said many states allow 
the well spouse from $200 to $300 a 
month to live on. 

Waxman thanked several organiza- 
tions for backing the spousal protection 
bills, naming AARP, the Villers Foun- 
dation, Older Women's League and 
National Council of Senior Citizens. 





Once again Consumer and Corporate Affairs Min- 
ister Harvie Andre is worl<ing on revising the out- 
dated federal bankruptcy code. The insolvency 
profession has long clamored for improvements to 
this act, which was last changed 21 years ago. 
Only the banks feel that tinkering with the existing 
law is dangerous. 

Unfortunately, a full government agenda and a 
long departmental drafting process conspired to 
stall the potential changes for more than a year. 
The more these changes are delayed, the longer 
the business bankruptcy rolls become and the more 
frustrated the bankruptcy professionals are. 

The government's goal is to keep as many ailing 
companies alive as possible while protecting the 
interests of workers and unsecured creditors. 

Under the present insolvency law, the bank, or 
any other secured creditor, can close down a bank- 
rupt company and sell off its assets before the 
management or other creditors can raise a finger in 

Andre wants to give companies a breathing 
space to try to devise alternatives before the bank 
collects its share of the leftovers. 

Under the government's proposals, a creditor that 
decides to force a company into receivership must 
give 10 days' notice before acting. If the ailing com- 
pany sees a possibility of reorganizing itself, the 
bankruptcy proceedings will be halted for another 
30 days. This way, Andre points out, a company 
will have a chance to save itself before the banks 
or other secured creditors line up for the assets. 

Andre hoped to resolve the proposal before the 
beginning of the new year. 


Canada's first pay equity agreement is now a 
reality, and it will mean dollars and cents to some 
5,000 National Union of Public and Government 
Employees in Manitoba. 

The agreement, which was signed September 29 
by the provincial government and the Manitoba 
Government Employees' Association, will raise the 
salaries of approximately 5,000 government work- 
ers who have been working in traditionally female 


Opinions are split between Canadian economists 
that a recession might be in the offing due to the 
stock market crash October 1 9. Canada's unem- 
ployment rate has dropped to a six-year low, but 
some economists are playing down the good news, 
saying it does not reflect the impact of October 19. 

Statistics Canada reported that the number of 
unemployed people dropped to the watershed level 
of one million in October — the lowest figure since 
December 1981, when there were 991,000 people 
looking for work. 

Some say the numbers are not indicative of what 
is happening to the economy because they don't 
represent what happened after the crash. Other 
economists disagreed with suggestions that the 
crash threatens to eliminate thousands of new jobs 
and wipe out the employment gains stemming from 
five years of sustained economic growth since the 

Bob Kerton, as economist with the Consumers' 
Association of Canada, also said lower interest 
rates that followed last month's sharp decline in 
share prices probably will minimize the impact on 
the economy and the job market. 

"The lower interest rates are good for consumers 
and businesses, and ultimately the economy as a 
whole," he said. 

The numbers released by the agency support the 
position of those economists who maintain that the 
economy was so strong before the crash that there 
will be no significant deterioration in the employ- 
ment picture. 


The Canadian federal government unveiled a 
$4.1 billion national day care program, last month, 
designed to provide 200,000 places for children in 
the next seven years and give parents tax breaks. 
Health Minister Jake Epp said $2.28 billion of the 
funds would be spent on non-profit day care facili- 
ties in Canada's 10 provinces, with the federal gov- 
ernment picking up 75% of costs and the provinces 
the rest. 


Ontario's new labor minister, Gregory Sorbara, 
assured a group at the Provincial Building and Con- 
struction Trades Council that William Wrye's Bill 
106 is still alive. He said he intends to carry through 
with changes to the Occupational Health and Safety 
Act proposed by the former labor minister. Contrac- 
tors were told they shouldn't be surprised if his bill 
looks a lot like Bill 106. 

The bill proposed that construction sites that reg- 
ularly have more than 1 workers have at least one 
worker health and safety representative. The act 
currently requires a safety representative for sites 
with a regular workforce of 20 or more. 

The bill also proposed a tenfold increase in the 
maximum fine for employers who violate the act, to 
$250,000 from $25,000. 

He predicted the new version would be intro- 
duced, considered and passed during the first ses- 
sion of the legislature. 



In protest against BE&K's antiunion 
practices, Building Trades of Atlanta. Ga., 
picketed and distributed handbills at the 
Waverly Hotel, where BE&K's president 
was making a speech. 

Carpenters' BE&K campaign escalates 

Local community leaders are advised of company's nonunion status 

Addressing UBC business represen- 
tatives at the regional seminars around 
the country. UBC General President 
Patrick J. Campbell emphasized the 
need for aggressive, coordinated par- 
ticipation of all union members in the 
Brotherhood's campaign against BE&K, 
a major nonunion construction firm. 

Campbell went on to say, "Our fight 
against BE&K has just begun. We in- 
tend to pursue all lawful avenues avail- 
able to us to put a stop to BE&K's 
rate-busting efforts in the paper indus- 

Over the past several months, the 
UBC campaign has gained momentum 
and national attention as activities against 
BE&K have taken on a variety of forms. 
UBC members and locals have manned 
picket lines, conducted handbilling ac- 
tivities, held rallies and participated in 
regulatory and governmental hearings 
in protest against BE&K's anti-worker 

BE&K challenged at 
Westvaco plant in 

The UBC's current fight against 
BE&K is being conducted in the Cum- 
berland, Md. area, where the Westvaco 
conglomorate recently gave BE&K a 
$20 million shutdown job at its Luke 
mill. Until now, all major renovation 
and new construction work in the mill 
had been performed by union contrac- 
tors. The award of this contract to 
BE&K on a noncompetitive basis is a 
clear indication that this is not business 
as usual. In a letter to Westvaco chair- 
man, David L. Luke III, President 
Campbell stated "Given BE&K's track 
record, it looks like the initial step in a 

broader plan by Westvaco to introduce 
nonunion construction contractors into 
the mill and set the stage for a challenge 
of the in-plant workers at the mill." 

The UBC, in coordination with the 
Cumberland-Hagerstown Building 

Trades Council, has begun to conduct 
jobsite monitoring and handbilling ac- 
tivities at the Luke mill. Through news- 
paper articles and advertisements, area 
residents and the labor community are 
being alerted to the threat that BE&K 
poses to their livelihoods. Local com- 

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Members of the San Bernardino. Calif. 
District Council conducted informational 
picketing at a Business Roundtable 
meeting in Palm Springs. 

munity leaders as well as state and 
national political leaders are being con- 
tacted regarding BE&K anti-union anti- 
community posture. In addition to the 
local activities corporate and economic 
strategies are being implemented on a 
national level. 

UBC campaign 
efforts throughout 
the country 

Local UBC members in Georgia, in 
coordination with the Paperworkers, 
are challenging BE&K at Federal Pa- 
perboard's mill in Augusta, Ga. Local 
building tradesmen have been hand- 
billing at the site while the Paperwork- 
ers circulate petitions within the mill in 
opposition to BE&K. 

Brotherhood members in California 
continue their fight against BE&K at 
the USS-POSCO job in Pittsburg, Calif. 
They are participating in government 
inquiries involving the serious health 
and safety problems on the job which 
were recently highlighted by the second 
death on the project in less than nine 

In Usk, Wash., BE&K was an un- 
successful bidder on Great Lakes For- 
est Products' new greenfield mill. After 
Business Representative Wilbur Yates 
distributed BE&K handbills and showed 
the UBC's film on BE&K's anti-worker 
activities. Rust Engineering was awarded 
the project, which will be 100% union. 

Spreading the 
word about BE&K 
coast to coast 

In an effort to apprise the public of 
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Fund raising effort 
for diabetes researcti 
site into tliird year 

Blueprint for Cure 
campaign bolstered 
by new technology 

The Blueprint for Cure campaign of the 
United Brotherhood and other Building 
Trades unions continues into the new year, 
as new fund raising plans and new technol- 
ogy speed research efforts to find a cure for 

Next month, a special fund-raising golf 
tournament is to be held in Miami Beach. 
Fla., in conjunction with a meeting of the 
Building Trades executive board. The board, 
meanwhile, will consider progress in its 
efforts to raise enough money to build a 
major diabetes research center at the Uni- 
versity of Miami. 

Diabetes researchers have been encour- 
aged in recent weeks by a new data man- 
agement system developed for diabetes pa- 
tients which will help to computerize 
information for further study by medical 

The new technology will help diabetes 
patients "learn to win" with a computer 
program that plays like a game with a serious 
purpose — controlling the disease. A major 
benefit of the new diabetes data management 

system is that it reinforces positive behavior 
and provides the tangible reward of actually 
seeing improvements displayed in four-color 
charts and graphs on a computer video 

The new technology, Glucometer M Di- 
abetes Data Management System, developed 
by the Ames Division of Miles Laboratories, 
Elkhart, Ind. , links a hand-held blood testing 
meter with a personal computer software 
program. Each time the user conducts a self- 
test of his or her glucose (blood sugar) level, 
the meter automatically stores the data for 
future recall. The meter can record up to 
338 glucose values, providing a significant 
enhancement to the conventional Handwrit- 
ten "log book" many diabetics must keep. 

The real advance, however, lies in the 
analysis of the data. During periodic visits 

to the doctor's office, the stored readings 
can be transferred by a direct connection to 
a desktop computer which organizes them 
into a variety of charts and graphs. That 
data provides an overall picture of how an 
individual has responded to food, activity, 
medications, insulin, stress or illness over a 
period of several weeks. 

By plotting trends and spotting irregular- 
ities in the metabolism, both the doctor and 
patient can adjust therapy custom-tailored 
to the individual's needs and lifestyle. The 
system is also a valuable educational tool 
that encourages a better dialogue between 
the health care provider and the patient, and 
involves the patient in the control of his or 
her disease. 

Such an improvement in the monitoring 
and management of diabetes helps to en- 

Three leaders in iht Blueprint for Cure 
drive — Ironworkers President Jule Drake. 
UBC General President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell and Sheet Metal Workers President 
Edward J. Carlough — study an architect's 
drawing of the proposed diabetes research 
institute in t. ■rida. 

Locals 5 and 1596, St. Louis. Mo., put forth a challenge between themselves for the 
winner of the St. Louis, Mo.. Carpenters' District Council Labor Day parade float 
competition. The loser of the "bet" would contribute $100 to the Blueprint for Cure 

Judges awarded first place to Local 1596, left, and second place to Local 5, right. The 
friendly competition contributed to one of the best turnouts for the Carpenters in the St. 
Louis Labor Day Parade. 



hance medical treatment and also is a psy- 
chological breakthrough for the patient as 
well, according to many diabetes specialists. 
Few diseases demand such intensive partic- 
ipation, responsibility and lifelong self-con- 
trol on the part of the patient as does 

"It's no surprise that we see patients rebel 
at the number of intrusions we ask them to 
make in their lives." said Larry Deeb. MD, 
a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children's 
Clinic in Tallahassee, Fla, "We ask them to 
manage their daily metabolism, their daily 
nutrition, their daily activity and the com- 
plications of diabetes. Pretty soon it adds 
up to an intolerable burden — especially for 

Preliminary research suggests that provid- 
ing a "scorecard" of diabetics' successes 
may encourage better adherence, despite the 
restrictions this silent, slow killer and crip- 
pler places on young and old. 

The Blueprint for Cure drive got a big 
boost in recent weeks from donations made 
by participants in the recent UBC regional 
seminars. In addition, sizable checks were 
presented to General President Patrick J. 
Campbell to add to the Blueprint account. 

This is a run-down of recent contributions: 

Locals 5, St. Louis, MO; 323, Beacon, 
NY; 1102, Detroit, MI; 1280, Mountain View, 
CA; 1596, St. Louis, MO; and 1889, Down- 
er's Grove, IL. 

There was also a contribution from the 
Bay Counties, Calif., District Council. 

Among the individual contributors were 
Patrick J. Donnelly. Sam Einbinder. Frank 
Mitchell, George Zurow and Henry Zyl- 

There was also a donation in memory of 
Godfrey W. Alteman from Local 334. Sa- 
ginaw MI. 

Contributions were also received from 
Locals 250, Waukegan, III.; 434, Chicago, 
111.; 715, Elizabeth, N.J.; 1026, Miami, Fla.; 
the Central New Jersey District Council; a 
Third District raffle Lsee picture); Washing- 
ton State Council; and one in memory of 
Elmer Bouvy from Local 334, Saginaw. 

Additional individual contributions came 
from Rayond E. Brewer. James P. Brooks. 
Donald J. Brussel. Frank Daddio, Ron 
Dasher, Thomas G. Heinsz, Glen M. Jack- 
son, Ted Langner. Terry Nelson, Robert H. 
Pape, Bernard W. Purdum, James W. Ru- 
dolph, Francis Schnur, Vince Scidone, Dean 
Sooter, Wm. J. Steinkamp. Patrick J. Swee- 
ney Jr.. Patrick J. Sweeney III, Leonard 
Terbrock, Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Upton. Daniel 
L. Wallace, and James A. Watson. 

Blueprint for Cure, labor's multi-million 
dollar campaign to build a new Diabetes 
Research Institute at the University of Miami, 
Miami, Fla., is now in its third year of fund 
raising. With General President Campbell 
serving as a co-chairman of the drive, UBC 
members have been heavy contributors to the 
campaign. More funds are needed in 1988. 

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

UBC Disirict 3 recently collected 
$25 .000 for Blueprint for Cure by means of 
CI district-wide raffle. Third Disirict Board 
Member Tom Hanahan. right, presented a 
check for that amount to General Presi- 
dent Campbell and First General Vice 
President Sigurd Lucas sen. 

Local 323. Beacon. N.Y.. recently cele- 
brated its lOOth anniversary' . A check for 
$15,000 was presented to Joseph Lia, First 
District Board Member, center, for the 
Blueprint for Cure diabetes campaign. 
Presenting the check were Lou Amoroso, 
business representatiw. and Gerard Schii- 
der, president. 

Duiing the November 8-13. 1987 regional 
seminar in Seattle. Wash.. General Presi- 
dent Campbell was presented with checks 
from affiliated locals of the Washington 
State Council, the Oregon Stale District 
Council, and the Bay Counties Disirict 
Council. Seattle. D.C. 

A raffle of an afghan was held by Local 
745 of Honolulu. Shown with the prize 
above, from left, are Marvin Hall, execu- 
tive secretary-treasurer of the Oregon 
Stale District Council: Christie Kearn. ap- 
prentice: and James Fo.\. Oregon Stale 
District Council organizer. 

Border state unions 
fight plant 
exodus to SViexsoo 

Union leaders from Texas, New Mex- 
ico, Arizona and California will meet m 
El Paso, Texas, this month, to mobilize 
a regional response to the growing prac- 
tice of American assembly plants that 
flee across the border to Mexico in search 
of cheap labor. 

The session, scheduled for January 16- 
17, is an outgrowth of action taken in 
October by the 17th AFL-CIO conven- 
tion at which delegates denounced the 
system that gives tariff breaks to runaway 
U.S. employers that set up shop in the 
burgeoning maquiladora complex just 
across the Rio Grande. 

The federation has been spotlighting 
the glaring defects of the maquiladora 
concept, which failed to fulfill promises 
that it would lead to the creation of "twin 
plants" on each side of the border — 
providing an equal number of job oppor- 
tunities for American and Mexican work- 
ers. And the Texas AFL-CIO has had a 
Twin-Plant Task Force in place for more 
than a year. 

Union officials from states along the 
border say the goal of the January meet- 
ing is to focus increased public attention 
on the plight of workers in both countries 
and to map strategy for congressional 
action that will end the tax breaks that 
have made it possible for hundreds of 
American firms to migrate to Mexico. 

There will be delegations from such 
economically battered states as Michi- 
gan, Indiana. Illinois, New York 
and Ohio where plants have moved to 

The conference will seek to rally op- 
position to the maquiladoras by: 

• Demonstrating to government offi- 
cials in the four-stale area that their 
communities are being economically dev- 
astated by the plant closings and the 
export of jobs. 

• Showing merchants in the border 
region how much income they've lost as 
a result of the flight of jobs and capital. 

• Working more closely with orga- 
nized labor in other states, where plants 
are closing as a result of the shift of 
assembly operations into (he low-wage 
area in Mexico. 

• Awakening conservationists to the 
peril posed by industrial waste that man- 
ufacturers spew into the border environ- 
ment unhindered by Mexican law. 

In adopting the resolution opposing the 
continued shift of U.S. jobs to Mexico, 
the AFL-CIO convention denounced the 
Reagan Administration for encouraging 
these runaway operations. Delegates de- 

"The needs of American workers and 
Mexican workers for better employment 
opportunities must be addressed in ways 
that support improvements in living 
standards and working conditions of both 



New Jersey members help to create 
home for young AIDS victims 

Members of the Elizabeth, N.J., 
Building Trades Council provided the 
critical elements in insuring the nation's 
first transitional home for children with 
AIDS was ready for occupany on 

The facility, St. Claire's Home for 
Children in Elizabeth, was dedicated 
Sunday, May 17, and opened its doors 
for the first of five children the following 

' ' What would have taken many months 
and perhaps cost an insurmountable 
sum of money was completed in just 
six weeks time and at a minimal cost," 
said Dr. Terry Zealand, executive di- 
rector of the AIDS Resource Founda- 
tion for Children and house manager of 
the St. Claire's Home. "There's no 
question in my mind that rehabilitation 
of the Home could not have been ac- 
complished without the all-out assist- 
ance of the Elizabeth Building Trades 
Council and other labor volunteers." 

The one-family, brick structure was 
rented to the foundation by Sister Eliz- 
abeth Ann Maloney for a very nominal 
price. Zealand realized the house would 
need extensive repairs and rehabili- 
tation before it could be made habitable 
for the children (infancy to age six) and 
staff members. 

Zealand was put in contact with John 
Williams, head of the Elizabeth Build- 
ing Trades Council and business rep- 
resentative of Carpenters Local 715. 
Williams, Thomas Daly, president of 
Plumbers Local 24, and Frank Don- 
nelly, business representative of IBEW 
Local 675, inspected the house and the 
project was completed six weeks later. 

The project was announced in local 
union meetings, which generated a 
stream of union volunteers working 
during the evenings and on weekends. 
Williams, Daly and Donnelly said there 
were more volunteers for the work than 

were actually needed and that they had 
to establish shifts so that everyone had 
a chance to contribute to the finished 

"They did everything. They rewired 
the entire house, sheet-rocked the en- 
tire basement, built-in a furnace and 
bathroom downstairs and added a min- 
iature bathroom on the second floor," 
Zealand said. 

"Like usually happens, the project 
started out to be a little of this and a 
little of that and ended up being a lot 
of this and a lot of that. By that time 
everyone was really involved and they 
remained involved. It became a matter 
of the heart." Daly said. 

One electrical volunteer would bring 
a toy or^mall piece of furniture every- 
time he showed up. 

The volunteers shared the load with 
Zealand and with each other during the 
work on the project. 

"They would ask questions about 
AIDS, and it helped alleviate some 
groundless fears about the sickness. 
They felt as if they were participating 
in the battle against it, and indeed they 
were," Zealand commented. 

Donnelly attributes the doctor's own 
personality and sense of dedication and 
involvement as serving as a magnet to 
attract the volunteers. 

"Dr Zealand is quite a guy," he 
states, "and when you combine that 
with the natural tendency of trade 
unionists to help other people, it just 
brought the whole project together." 

Zealand envisions the Home, named 
after the Franciscan saint of children in 
distress, as a transitional area until 
foster homes can be found for the chil- 
dren. He emphasizes that it is not a 
place where children will come to die, 
but rather it is a place where they will 
come to live since they are no longer 
in need of hospitaUzation. 

Vohintcers fitim llie Elizaheth Building 
Trades Council pooled iheir energies and 
resources when they were called upon to 
renovate a house to serve as a transition 
facility for children with AIDS, upper 
right. Carpenter members joined in the ef- 
fort with brothers from the pltimbers union 
and the electricians union, lower left. St. 
Claire's Home is below. 



Labor expects legislative 
turn for the better in '88, 
lists its major priorities 

With thousands of candidates for local, state and federal 
offices facing the voters, next fall, union members stand a 
good chance of turning the legislative tide in 1988 — a tide 
which has run against workers and consumers for most of 
the past decade. 

With Democratic majorities in both the U.S. House and 
Senate in Washington, D.C., unions are hoping to get such 
legislation as catastrophic health care, anti-double-breast- 
ing laws and fair trade legislation passed and sent to the 

The changing structure of the National Labor Relations 
Board is one indication of a changing tide. Donald Dotson, 
chairman of the NLRB, resigned at the end of his term, 
last month. In 1986, Dotson expressed a wish to be 
reappointed. The Democrats took back the U.S. Senate, 
however, and with it the right to approve or deny certain 
Presidential appointments. 

What did that victory have to do with Donald Dotson' s 
resignation from the NLRB? Maybe everything, Dotson 
knew that the Senate was unlikely to approve his reap- 
pointment due to his extreme anti-union, antiworker de- 
cisions while chairman of the board. 

The UBC, along with many other unions, fought hard to 
bring back a Democratic majority in the Senate. CLIC 
leaders have seen their efforts bring other good results in 
the last two years. Dotson's resignation is a symbol of 
labor's growing strength. Political action is only one step, 
but, where all else fails, it can be a critical step toward 
positive changes for our members. 

Your support of CLIC, and your involvement in politics 
locally keeps the UBC a strong, recognizable voice for the 
rights of our members. It's a voice that Donald Dotson is 
finally hearing loud and clear. 

Among the legislative areas of major concern to the 
United Brotherhood, this year, are the following: 

• The nation's infrastructure — UBC priority will be to support 
job-related legislation that will create construction jobs across the 

• Davis-Bacon — there will be a joint effort, with the Building 
and Construction Trades Dept. to restructure the legislation, to 
make it more favorable to construction unions. 

• Fair Trade — UBC is still supporting the Gephardt amendment 
which sets firm limits on undercutting imports. 

• S. 492, Double-Breasting Legislation — The legislation has been 
approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate Labor 
and Human Resources Committee. It requires a favorable vote by 
the full Senate. 

• Benefits — We (CLIC) will be working in 1988 to protect fringe 
benefits from being taxed. There are some in Congress who would 
do just that. One of our main priorities will be to keep our UBC 
members, Health plans & Pension plans from being taxed. 

William Halbert, sec- 
retary of the Balti- 
more. Md.. District 
Council, recently 
presented a CLIC 
check amounting to 
$10,224.04 of behalf of 
his members. At right 
arc First Vice Presi- 
dent Sigurd Lucassen 
and General Treasurer 
Wa\ne Pierce. 

CLIC prepares for busy year 

The Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee has a ma- 
jor job ahead of it in 1988 — encouraging members to register as 
voters, supporting friends of labor for public office and getting 
out the vote on primary election and general election days. You 
should support this effort now. Join CLIC this month. 

Yes, I want to help! 

Here is my contribution to the Carpenters Legislative 
Improvement Committee. I know my participation 

n $10 n $15 n $20 n $25 n other 






L.U. 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 voluntar>' and are not a condition of 
membership in the UBC or of emplo>Tnent with any employer. Members 
may refuse to contribute without any reprisal. Contributions wiU be used 
for political purposes including the support of candidates for federal 
office. CLIC does not solicit contributions from persons other than L^C 
members and their immediate families. Contributions frtym other persons 
will be returned. 


Recent contributors to CLIC include: Albert Moore, Local 1772 
retiree; Gayle G. Brewer, Local 22 retiree; Tom Kay. Local 359 
retiree; Ernest Mulford. Local 15 retiree; Francis J. Harvey. Local 
740 retiree; Herman W. Strieker. Local 1837 retiree; John W. 
Jackson, Local 977 retiree; J.R. Bowlby, Local 1638 retiree; 
Charles Butters, Local 142 retiree; Joseph Nunnes. Local 204 
retiree; John Carlisle Lockwood, Local 857; Christopher Dungan 
Jr., Local 1222; John H. Donaldson, Local 902 retiree; Ed J. 
Buschmann Sr.. Local 124 retiree; Tina Jackson. Local 537. 



Alice Perkins now a teenager 

It has been five years since General 
President Emeritus William Konyha 
asked the 800,000 members of the United 
Brotherhood to make donations to help 
a little girl born with no face. 

Alice Perkins, adopted daughter to 
Raymond and Thelma Perkins of Mary- 
ville, Tenn., is now 12 years old and 
has had 25 surgeries in her young life. 
"It is good to know that when Alice 
goes into surgery the bill can be paid," 
said Mrs. Perkins in a recent interview. 
Plus the money received from the UBC 
members, Vanderbilt University Hos- 
pital has given them a 25% discount on 
Alice's care. 

Little Alice has had two major sur- 
geries in the past year. In December 
1986 doctors brought her upper lip down 
an inch to an inch and a half to a normal 
position. Then in May 1987 surgery was 
done to bring the nose down in rela- 
tionship to the lip. 

In between surgeries, Alice was given 
artificial eyes. Because of so many 
infections in the eye sockets, the Per- 
kins decided to give them up. "We 
decided to wait awhile, then try again 
later," Mrs. Perkins said. 

Another big surgery is expected in a 
year or two to close Alice's palate with 
a bone graft. After that is complete, 
extensive orthodontic work will begin. 

Mrs. Perkins said it is a long, slow 
process that will continue until Alice is 
18 or 20, because the surgeries will 
have to be adjusted as Alice grows. The 
nose, for instance, is an adult-sized 
nose. "The doctor told us he made her 
an adult-sized nose she will have to 
grow into!" Mrs. Perkins said. Other 
work will be adjusted as needed. 

Alice is going to school at the Ten- 
nessee School for the Blind in Nash- 
ville, 200 miles away from the Perkins 

Lathers working in 
San Diego County during 
1963 tlirough 1980 

Any Lathers who worked in San Diego, 
Calif., out of Lathers Local 260 be- 
tween 1963 through 1980 may have 
pension monies due. If you feel you 
worked in San Diego County during 
this time, please contact: 

Allied Administrators Inc. 

2831 Camino Del Rio South 

San Diego, Calif. 92108 

(619) 297-8235 
When contacting Allied Administra- 
tors, Inc., please be sure to identify 
yourself by Social Security number and 
the period of time worked in San Diego 

Alice Perkins in a recent photograph. 

home. A deal has been worked out with 
American Eagle Airlines to allow Alice 
to come home every weekend. 

"She is doing real well, but when she 
gets sick she wants her mommy," said 
Mrs. Perkins. 

Mrs. Perkins said they still get phone 
calls, letters and cards from people who 
read about Alice in the Reader's Digest 
and the Carpenter. 

"People will just call to see how she 
is," said Mrs. Perkins. Robert Duke, a 
relative of the folks who founded Duke 
University, called the Perkins after he 
read about Alice in one of his mother's 
Reader's Digests. Mrs. Perkins ex- 
pressed her gratitude to people who are 
still concerned about Alice. 

Although Alice has a lot behind her, 
she still has many surgeries to go before 
the long process is complete. Donations 
are still needed to ensure the best care 
for Alice. Carpenters Helping Hands, 
Inc . was set up five years ago to provide 
funds for Alice and for other such 

Illinois Council 
elects officers 

Delegates to the 57th Annual Convention 
of the Illinois State Council of Carpenters 
held in Oak Lawn, III., chose their statewide 
leadership recently. 

Elected as president was Don Gorman, 
Marion, 111. Wesley Isaacson of Chicago was 
elected vice president, and Donald Ladzinski 
was elected secretary-treasurer. 

Chosen to serve on the state Council 
executive board were Carl Kriegel, Crystal 
Lake; Doug Banes, Sterling; Don Landis, 
Kankakee; Terry Kepley, Peoria; Larry But- 
ler, Matton; James Foster, Springfield: Jerry 
Brookman, Mt. Vernon; Joe Congiardo, 
Chester; William Ham, Marion; and Andrew 
Claus, Palso Heights. 

affect ottier 
chiildren, too 

"As many as 200,000 children under 
the age of five may suffer from cranio- 
facial deformities though most are not 
as severe as those of Alice Perkins. 

This statistic, as tragic as it is, may 
underestimate the real magnitude of 
the problem. Reliable data is simply 
not available, because deformed chil- 
dren, as well as deformed adults, are 
often forced to live a life hidden from 
society — many times, presumed to be 
untreatable or even retarded. To the 
parents of a child with a birth defect or 
the adult who has experienced a disfig- 
uring disease or accident, serious de- 
formity means a productive life lost." 

The above is part of the brochure 
describing the Foundation for Craniofa- 
cial Deformities, located in Dallas, 
Texas, and it sums up the purpose of 
most craniofacial institutes. A similar 
organization is located in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. The National Association for the 
Craniofacially Handicapped or FACES. 

For the most part, these organiza- 
tions work with the residents of their 
region. The executive director of 
FACES, Dr. Phyllis Casavant has 
worked with Alice Perkins and her 
adoptive parents and has grown quite 
close with them over the years. 

The Humana Advanced Surgical In- 
stitutes at Medical City-Dallas, with 
help from the Foundation, opened in 
1987. It will allow the Foundation to 
treat more children and adults from 
Texas and around the world. Housing 
the International Craniofacial Institute 
and the International Pediatric Neuro- 
surgical Institute, the new facihty at 
Medical City will be the first of its type 
in the world in treating victims of dis- 
figuring diseases, accidents, tragic birth 
defects, brain tumors or other neuro- 
surgical diseases. 

Both the Foundation and FACES are 
supported by donations and gifts. Their 
activities include: 

• providing a resource file of avail- 
able treatment centers, support groups 
and general information: 

• funding treatment for those who 
could not otherwise afford the neces- 
sary corrective surgery; 

• subsidizing travel and lodging ex- 
penses of indigent patients and famihes 
who may live thousands of miles away; 

• promoting public awareness of 
craniofacial deformity; 

• funding research and surgical fel- 

Marcy Rogers-Salyer, executive di- 
rector of the Foundation, explains the 
feeling of those working in such organi- 
zations, "If I can help alter someone's 
life by drastically improving their ap- 
pearance, that is my reward." 



locm union nEuii 

Boat People Award for South Florida VOC 

Detroit rat patrol 

Members of South Florida Carpenters' 
Volunteer Organizing Committee entered for 
the third year in the annual New River Raft 
Race, for the benefit of United Cerebral 
Palsy of Broward County. Race organizer 
Richard Quick expected to raise $10,000 for 
cerebral palsy as entrants paid a $40 fee and 
corporate-sponsored rafts paid $200. 

The Carpenters' raft, 12 x 20 was built 
and crewed by 45 members and members of 
their families, with much of the material 
donated by union contractors. 

The South Florida Carpenters' VOC won 
the "Boat People" Award for the most crew 
members on board over the three mile course 
through the center of Fort Lauderdale 

Forty-five UBC members and members of their families of the South Florida Carpenters 
VOC participated in the New River Raft Race for cerebral palsy. The entered a 12 x 20 
raft that won them the "Boat People" Award for the most crew itiembers on board. 

A family march was organized for Labor 
Day '87 in Detroit. Mich. Local 114 took 
part in the march with Thomas Kelly, 
business representative, walking while his 
son, Nicholas, carries a message for rat 
contractors. At right is Ralph Mabry, busi- 
ness manager. Millwrights Local 1102. 

Other United Brotherhood locals partici- 
pated in the parade, as well. 

Oklahoma City members join parade 

Past BAs honored 

Local 329, Oklahoma City, Okla., took part in 1987 Labor Day parade and picnic 
activities. They had two entries in the parade, a mule-drawn wagon, above, and afloat. 
Riding in the wagon were Tommy Jones, 
Robert Yoachum and J.R. West. 

In the afternoon activities Local 329 
members took first place in the mixed soft- 
ball tournament and first and second place 
in the horseshoe tournament. The picture 
at right are team members and the Softball 
trophy. They are Dale McDonald, Robert 
Yoachum, Henry Baldridge and Albert 
Thornhill, Softball coach. 

Five past business representatives and a 
current business representative were pres- 
ent at a recent meeting of Local 1689, 
Tacoma, Wash. They included front, Wil- 
liam Evans, William Hedberg and Roy 
Parent. Back row, Michael Smith, Ron 
Aasenand Harvey Lister. 

Evans, Parent and Lister are former 
business representatives of Furniture 
Workers Local 3319, which merged with 
Millmen's Local 1689. Parent is also a re- 
tired general representative. Hedberg and 
Aasen are former business representatives 
of Local 1689 and Smith is the current 
representative. Aasen is also executive 
secretary of the Pacific Northwest District 
Council of Industrial Workers. 

Some of these veteran members partici- 
pated in the Brotherhood recent regional 
seminar in Seattle. 



lichigan State district charters 

The Michigan State Carpenters Council n-as restructured last year, reducing the 
number of districts from five to three. International and district officers and delegates 
gathered in Muskegon. Mich., as new charters were presented to district leaders. Hold- 
ing the new charters in the pictures above are the newly appointed secretaiy-treasurer 
business managers: Daniel Kelley of the Detroit and Southeastern Council, lop: Scott 
Fisher of the West Central Council, middle: and Neil Kositzky of the Northern Michigan 
Council, bottom. 

Shown with them are Second General Vice President John Pruilt. Third District Board 
Member Thomas Hanahan. district officers and convention delegates. — Photos from 
Detroit Building Tradesman. 

County persuasion, 
Texas style 

The restoration of the historic courthouse 
in Denton, Texas, was recently awarded to 
Sunshine Construction Co. and the carpen- 
ters of Local 429 of the North Texas District 

The restoration was a government-funded 
project in a highly conservative, primarily 
Republican district. Normally, such projects 
in the area have been strictly going to the 
low bidder. Considering that Texas is a right- 
to- work state. Local 429 members felt it 
highly unlikely that they would get to do the 

However, thanks to a couple of persuasive 
local union carpenters, John Wilkinson and 
Samuel Marshall, District Council Business 
Agent Jerry Onley, and to public disappoint- 
ments concerning the quality, cost and time 
overruns found in past county projects, the 
county judge and the commissioners court 
were convinced to use union labor. 

The finished project was admirable and it 
was on schedule, which saved the county 
money. All of the involved county represen- 
tatives, including members of the Denton 
County Historical Commission, were more 
than pleased with the results. 

H. Ross Perot Jr. of the Perot Group, 
Dallas, was present at the ribbon cutting and 
dedication ceremonies which took place No- 
vember 21. He stated that there are four 
things that make an area great: "a great 
water supply, freeways, airports, and busi- 
ness and political attitude. Altitude has more 
to do with the success of an area than 
anything else in the world. A billion to a 
billion-and-a-half dollars will be spent to 
build this region. Our future is very, very 
bright because our history is great . . . and 
because we have the ability to be the best." 

Later, during the ceremonies, Perot thanked 
the vice president of Local 429, Samuel 
Marshall, for "a great speech" and a job 
well done. During his speech, Marshall pre- 
sented County Judge Vic Burgess and the 
commissioners court with a plaque repre- 
senting the appreciation of Local 429 for 
their use of union carpenters and for having 
Local 429 participate in the historic event. 

Samuel Marshall, vice president of Local 
429, Denton, Texas, receives a plaque 
from John Wilkinson, trustee, which was 
later presented to the county judge during 
the ribbon cutting ceremonies. 

Attend your local union meetings regularly. Be an active UBC member. 


Orlando Local 
is Red Cross 
Disaster Center 

Manitoba Mark 

Local 1765. Orlando, Fla., union hall was 
turned into a Red Cross disaster center for 
the State of Florida during Hurricane Floyd, 
last October. Red Cross personnel, some 
brought from as far away as Texas, spent 
all day Monday. October 12, setting up the 
hall as their center. They had 30 phone 
cables for hook ups. which were previously 
installed above the ceiling tiles in the meeting 
hall. As part of the Red Cross's standby 
chain of disaster centers, the hall would 
have been able to shelter persons evacuated 
from Florida's offshore islands, if it had 
been necessary. Fortunately, Hurricane Floyd 
did not do much damage as it came inland. 

Had a real disaster occurred, however. 
some of these people would have been dis- 
patched by motor vehicle to emergency 
shelters in areas hit by heavy weather. Had 
the surrounding area been hit, evacuated 
residents would have been relocated to Local 
1765's hall until they could return home. As 
it stood, the Red Cross personnel went home 
on Tuesday evening. 

With the help of unions up and down the 
East, West and Gulf Coasts, the Red Cross 
has created many emergency shelters and 
disaster centers. 

Reil Cross volunteers, assisted b\ UBC 
members, complete their work in the Local 
1765 union hall, as the hurricane skirts the 

Cape Breton members 
rebuild after fire 

Members of Local 1588, Cape Breton 
Island, Sydney, Nova Scotia, volunteered 
their time to help one in need. Mary Belle 
Morrison, mother of member Donald Mor- 
rison, lost her home in a fire. She was aided 
by the following members in rebuilding the 
family home: Andrew Jessome. Terry Mor- 
ris. Joe LeClaire, Shawn LeClaire, Leonard 
Sampson. Harold Landry, Lawrence She- 
bib, Mike Campbell, Gerard Boudreau. Sid 
Jessome, Daniel MacNeil, Joe Candelora. 
Dominic Candeloria, Dan Magee, Leonard 
MacNeil and Brian MacLeod. 

Early in 1987, Ronald J. Dancer, Tenth 
District Board Member, recognized the 
members of Local 1614, Ftin Flon, Mani- 
toba, for more than 40-years of dedicated 
service. To commemorate the occasion. 
Dancer presented the officers with an en- 
graved United Brotherhood gavel. 

Shown above are Bernie Gohl, financial 
secretary; Dave Broughton, recording sec- 
retary: and Wayne Baliley, president. 

The Morrison home in Nova Scotia. 

South Florida rally protests non-union ABC 'Super Bowl' 

On October 17, 1987, the South Florida Carpenters, with 
affiliated building trades, organized and led a picket protesting 
the policies and practices of the Associated Building Contrac- 
tors at the Joe Robbie stadium, site of the "ABC Super Bowl of 
Construction." ABC's largest trade show to date. 

Over 3,000 union tradesmen and their families attended the 
rally and conducted a peaceful picket, delaying the opening of 
the trade show by more than two hours. 

The Associated Building Contractors is an organization of 
non-union, open shop contractors which was established more 
than four decades ago. Its membership has grown in the South, 
where "right to work" laws have hampered union representa- 
tion of construction workers. 





Members of Local 644 who worked on Jeremy's tree house were, frQiit row, from left, 
Tony Reeves, Stan Marion with his son standing in front of him, Brian McFeeters, 
Instructor Robert Hampe, Leo Nolan. Pat Bond (Dream Factory representative), Bruce 
Woodring and Coordinator Dave Humerickhouse: back row, Robert Lamborn, Paid 
Rutledge, John Fought, Roger Jackson, Marty Van Horn. Brad Zeine. John H. Gay, 
Perry Sundell, Mike O'Hara, James Hampe: not pictured was Bert Van Horn, business 
agent. Local 644. 

Jeremy *s 


Little Jeremy Richards' parents, Julie and 
Terry, had never heard of the Dream Factory 
before bumping into a representative at St. 
Francis Medical Center one day. But since 
then it has made Jeremy, suffering from 
spina bifeda, a happy 4-year old. 

A purple tree house was recently delivered 
to Jeremy, thanks to the efforts of the Dream 
Factory, a non-profit group dedicated to 
making dreams come true for seriously ill 
children, and members of Local 644, Pekin, 

"It's such a fantastic, warm project," said 
Pat Bond, Dream Factory secretary and 
Jeremy's "dream lady." 

"This is a bunch of local people really 
caring and getting involved," she said. 

The tree house was built to Jeremy's 
specifications by journeymen and apprentice 
carpenter volunteers. It is 8 feet by 8 feet 
with a window on each side and a wide door 
on the front. Due to his illness, a deterio- 
rating spinal condition leading to other in- 
ternal complications, a long ramp was in- 
stalled to accommodate a wheelchair when 
Jeremy needs it. The ramp leads to a small 
porch with a railing at the front of the house. 

"It's made so it can be dismantled and 
moved," said Bert Van Horn, Local 644 
business manager. "And it's painted purple. 
That was his dream color." 

One of the workers carved a sign proclaim- 
ing the structure to be "Jeremy's Tree 
House." The youngster also requested that 
his 8-year old brother's name, Terry, appear 
on the sign beneath his. 

Once the project started, the list of vol- 
unteers kept growing. Bond said. Steger's 
Furniture agreed to donate carpeting for the 
inside, Tremont Lumber donated some of 
the material used to build it, the Peoria 
Painters Union agreed to paint it and Oliver 
Ghelardini, a Pekin contractor, agreed to 
provide the truck to deliver the gift. Ghe- 

lardini also promised to return and move the 
house if the need ever arises. 

Clowns, a cake and a large group of people 
were on hand when the house was delivered 
to Jeremy. 

BE&K campaign 

Continued from Page 11 

the labor dispute, UBC members have 
been handbilling and picketing at local 
BE&K jobsites throughout the country. 
In addition, UBC pickets are becoming 
a common sight at forest and paper 
industry events where BE&K officers 
are participants. In Atlanta, UBC mem- 
bers and other local Building Trades- 
men handbilled and picketed in front of 
the Waverly Hotel where BE&K pres- 
ident Ted C. Kennedy was the keynote 
speaker at the Pulp and Paper Mainte- 
nance '87 Seminar. A week later, when 
Kennedy appeared at the Business 
Roundtable meeting in Palm Springs, 
Ca. he was greeted by UBC members 
who picketed throughout the three-day 

To assist UBC members in spreading 
the word about BE&K the UBC Inter- 
national has produced a video entitled 
"BE&K: The Workers' Enemy." The 
video profiles BE&K, documenting its 
anti-worker activities aimed at both 
Building Tradesmen and production 
workers in the paper industry. The film 
and handbills are available to all UBC 
members upon request to the Special 
Programs Department at the UBC Gen- 
eral Office in Washington, D.C. 

Patrons of Wal-Mart handbilled 

Ray McBride, left and Tom Pidcock, right, of Local 510 Berlhoud, Colo., handbilled 
Wal-Mart at the Lafayette, Colo., during the campaign against the company's non-union 
construction practices, last year. 

Memento of an 1987 picnic In Ontario 

Members and families enjoyed the annual picnic held by Local 1988, Smith Falls, 
Ontario, in August. More than 150 members and their families attended. 



UIE [OllyliHTIJllITi 

. . . 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: 


Millwright Local 1519, South Point, Ohio, became the distributor of government com- 
modities to the needy for Lawrence County, Ohio in 1983. In the last four years they 
have supervised the distribution of 3 ,042 ,932 pounds of surplus food. They service 17,000 

persons per month at a 
rate of 72,451 pounds of 
products per month. 
Members are shown 
above unloading one of 
the semi-trucks that arrive 
each month. They are 
Treasurer Ron Kelley, a 
local distributor, Conduc- 
tor Randy Dietrich, Chuck 
Howland, President John 
Crum Sr., a local distribu- 
tor. Counter Anna Penix, 
a local distributor and 
Steve Terry. 


Anthony Giaquinta. director of the Joint 
Apprenticeship Committee of the Washing- 
ton, D.C., and Vicinity District Council, 
left, was recently honored for his volunteer 
services to the Shaw Community Center 
Food Committee. Friends, family and col- 
leagues joined together at a roast held at 
the Touchdown Club in Washington, D.C., 
to salute his work for the needy. All con- 
tributions from the roast were donated to 
the Shaw Community Food Committee for 
Thanksgiving baskets. 

The Honorable Walter Fauntroy, Con- 
gressman for the District of Columbia, 
right, presented a framed proclamation for 
D.C. Mayor Marion Barrv. 

Students awarded scholarships 

CAPE BRETON SCHOLARS — Local 1588. Cape Bre- 
ton Island, Sydney. Nova Scotia, presented its annual scholar- 
ships. Two are based on merit and the other two on a combina- 
tion of merit and need. The winners are shown here, Sylvestor 
Jessome, Basil Jessome, Richard Smith, Catherine Smith, Robert 
MacLean. Robert MacLean, Tracer Dean and James L. Dean. 

SCRANTON SCHOLARS — Local 261, Scranton. Pa., 
named Mark Swartwood, Clarks Summit, Lenn Zeunen, Tunkhan- 
nock, and Thomas Lange. Tunkhannock. as the annual scholar- 
ship winners for 1987. A dinner honoring the recipients and their 
parents was held in August at the Ramada Inn in Chinchilla, Pa. 
Each graduate will receive $2000 each year for a total of four 
years. The awards are jointly funded by members of Local 261 
and their employing contractors. Receiving Local 261 scholar- 
ships, from left, were Swartwood. Lange and Zeunen. 

NEW YORK SCHOLARS — General President Patrick Campbell and President of the New York City District Council Paschal 
McGuinness, front rotv. center, with the 32 winners of the 1987 Charles Johnson Jr.. Memorial Scholarship. The annual scholarships, 
awarded by the New York District Council, are worth $12,000 to the college-bound sons and daughters of members of the council. 




Members of Local 345, Memphis, Tenn., recently par- 
ticipated in the installation of the exhibition, "Ramseses 
the Great," at the Memphis Convention Center. The 
exhibition was on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. 
It was the largest assemblage of Egypt's national treasures 
to visit the United States. 

Ramesses II, was the last great warrior-pharoah. He 
ascended the throne of Egypt in 1279 B.C., and reigned 66 
years. He built monuments, temples, obelisks and colossal 
statues throughout his kingdom, claimed many wives and 
fathered nearly a hundred children. Many historians believe 
Ramesses was the pharoah of the Exodus. During his reign, 
Memphis on the Nile was Egypt's capital. 

The exhibit featured more than 70 pieces of Egyptian 
artifacts including jewelry, Ramesses" coffin lid and other 
funerary artifacts, the door to the burial chamber, the first 
known clock, gold and silver vessels and three thousand- 
year-old building tools such as rules and plumbs. 

The exhibition was displayed in an Egyptian-theme 
architectural setting featuring massive columns and other 
unique Egyptian design elements. All the carpentry work 
was completed by members of Local 345 under the em- 
ployment or the City of Memphis, General Services Divi- 

The ireasi/tres of ihe Nile visii a ciiy 
on -the Mississippi wiih kelp from 
meynbers of U3C Local 345 

Members of Local 345 were employed by the City of Mem- 
phis, General Services Division, to install the Ramseses the 
Great exhibition, held recently in Memphis, Tenn. Members on 
the job included, front. Tommy Morgan, Billy Vance, Robert 
Michial and James Kertye, business agent. 

Second row. Billy Wheeler, R.J, Willis, Charles Alexander. 
Efford Lee and William Hawkins. 

Back row, Johnny Budlong, Danny Scarbrough, Jimmy Belk, 
Larry Yale, Donald Fiveash and David Jones. 

Acoustical Contractors Inc. of Memphis, Tenn., and Rathe 
Productions Inc, of New York employed other members of Lo- 
cal 345, They included, front, James Kerley, business agent, 
Donald Nunn, Johnny Drown and Tommy Donald. 

Buck, Don Hutcherson, Jon Otto, Stewart Wild, Paul Allen 
and Michael Poer. 

Those not pictured are Danny Hotaling of Local 608, New 
York, and Hank Jorgensen, Local 246. New York, both with 
Rathe Productions. 



The importance 
preparing a will 

'The best time to make your will is when 
you're in good health and not under pressure.' 

It is claimed that every American faces 
two unavoidable facts — death and taxes. 
And it's true, while it is not an easy subject 
to discuss, death is something we can and 
must prepare for. 

Preparing means writing a will. A simple 
process that may take as little as half an 
hour of your time. And it can be free — many 
large companies and unions have low-cost 
legal insurance plans that cover just these 
kinds of common legal needs. Today, through 
company and union plans with companies 
like Midwest Administrators, over 10 million 
Americans are able to take advantage of 
prepaid legal insurance. 

How do I make a will? 

The actual procedure is simple. First, the 
will must be in writing and properly wit- 
nessed. However, laws will vary depending 
on the state you live in. For that reason, 
you should consult a lawyer to ensure you 
follow proper procedures and that your will 
is up-to-date. 

A lawyer or accountant can provide advice 
on recent changes in estate taxes to make 
sure your family, and not the government, 
gets the lion's share of your estate. 

The procedure is simple and it need not 
be expensive. And once your will is drafted 
it can be easily amended, updated or re- 

Today, you can't afford not to have a will. 
By putting your estate in order you can: 

• reduce or eliminate estate taxes 

• eliminate legal and court fees to settle the 

• reduce accounting and bank fees. 

When should I make a will? 

Minimum age requirements vary by state. 
But, generally, anyone 18 or over and of 
sound mind and memory may use a will to 
dispose of property. 

The best time to make your will is when 
you are in good health and not under pressure 
or emotional stress. Wills that are produced 
quickly are more likely to result in expen- 
sive, time-consuming legal battles. 

Once drawn, a will can be changed or 
entirely revoked at any time as long as you 
are mentally and physically capable. Most 
importantly, any will should be reviewed 
regularly and changed to reflect changes in 
the size of your estate, changes in your 
family, and divorce or marriage. 

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What can I do with my will? 

Properly drafted, your will can ensure that 
your family receives the maximum benefits 
from your estate without having to endure 
complicated legal proceedings. 

Generally, you can distribute your prop- 
erty as you wish. A spouse may have a right 
to a percentage of the estate regardless of 
your will. Children will usually receive a 
portion unless specifically disinherited in the 
will. Also, you may: 

• Select the persons you wish to receive 

• Select guardians for your minor children. 

• Distribute portions of your estate to char- 
ity, church, school, or other organiza- 

• Name an executor to manage your es- 
tate — assuring this duty falls to someone 
you trust. 

• Trusts may be established to benefit family 
members and save taxes. 

• Detail your burial instructions. 

If you are married, have children or have 
substantial financial holdings, there is no 
reason to delay writing your will. Finan- 
cially, no matter how small your "estate," 
a will can only save your family money and 
unnecessary red tape. And most impor- 
tantly, it will allow your possessions to be 
distributed to the right people at the right 
time — saving your family from the compli- 
cated, anguishing delays and the embarrass- 
ing or crippling reaUzation of having lost 
what you worked so hard to provide. 

Rugged wear for the carpenter 

We have received several letters from 
carpenters regarding the overalls question we received 
from Brother Jeff Albritton of Athens, Tenn., last 
October. Albritton asked: "Where can I find some 
good carpenters' overalls?" 

After much research, here are our results: 

The Sears Hickory Stripe denim overalls were rec- 
ommended to us by some of our members in the ,( 
Memphis, Tenn., area. They can be ordered out of V 
the Sears mail order catalog. 

On the other hand, Union Label Shopper catalog 
advertises a bib overall. They are 100% cotton, made 
extra tough by Big Yank, according to the Shopper. 
They are cut full for maximum comfort and easy 
movement. Adjustable shoulder straps, back and front 

Continued on Page 38 



Labor News 

1 OSHA reduces 
benzene exposure 

The U.S. Department of Labor has 
announced a major rule that will signifi- 
cantly reduce premature death from leu- 
kemia and other blood diseases among a 
quarter million workers exposed to ben- 

The new rule will reduce permissible 
worker exposures by 90%. 

The Department's Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration will issue a 
new standard to reduce the permissible 
worker exposure level in all industries 
where benzene is used from 10 parts per 
million parts of air (10 ppm) to 1 ppm 
averaged over an eight-hour workday. A 
5 ppm short-term exposure limit (STEL) 
averaged over a 15-minute period is also 

"It has been proven beyond doubt that 
benzene poses a significant risk of leu- 
kemia and other blood diseases to those 
exposed," Assistant Secretary of Labor 
John A. Pendergrass, the head of OSHA, 
said in announcing the new standard. 

Pendergrass said the new standard is 
a landmark rule because the U.S. Su- 
preme Court decision on the agency's 
original benzene standard seven years 
ago led to new risk analysis requirements 
for standards issued since that time. 

Labor says cleanup 
of toxic dumps 
long overdue 

The recent AFL-CIO convention hailed 
the progress made in cleaning up the 
nation's environment and ensuring public 
health and safety, but warned that a huge 
backlog of problems remains. 

Chief among the challenges that still 
need to be addressed, delegates said, are 
the cleanup of hazardous waste dumps 
and regulations on the release of hazard- 
ous chemicals. 

The resolution called for: 

• Implementation and expansion of 
"right-to-know" laws requiring compa- 
nies to inform workers and communities 
about chemicals used in their plants and 
the potential dangers they pose. 

• Action to deal with the problem of 
acid rain by subsidizing conversion of 
existing coal-fired facilities through in- 
stallation of scrubbers and research for 
ways to make coal bum cleaner. 

• A stronger federal pesticide law re- ] 
quiring full testing and restriction of prod- jj 
ucts posing adverse effects. 

• Increased funding for waste water 
treatment projects. 

• Inclusion of private buildings in the 
asbestos removal program. 

Heavy job losses 
shift economies 
of Sunbelt states 

The promise of a prosperous, ever 
expanding Sunbelt — marked by eco- 
nomic expansion and jobs — is an empty 
one, with the growth of some metropol- 
itan areas masking the shift to a service- 
based economy that is creating "prob- 
lems of unemployment, underemploy- 
ment and poverty." 

That's the conclusion of "The Dein- 
dustrialization of the Tennessee Econ- 
omy," a joint study by the University of 
Tennessee and the Clothing & Textile 
Workers' Joint Board representing the 
states of Georgia, Tennessee and Ala- 
bama. The Tennessee survey is part of 
a larger research project, "The Changing 
Economy of the Rural South , ' ' sponsored 
by the Highlander Research & Education 

Tennessee workers have been hit hard 
by plant closings, the report observes. It 
notes that the state's Dept. of Economic 
Security estimates that 2,844 manufac- 
turing plants and more than 47,000 other 
businesses closed between 1980 and 1985. 

Solidarity stands 
during recent visit 
of Gorbachev 

he Solidarity flag flown in front of the 
Electronic Workers' headquarters on 16th 
St., N.W., here since Poland's inde- 
pendent labor movement was crushed in 
December 1981 bothered someone as 
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was due 
in town for the summit. 

lUE President William H. Bywater 
said two uniformed officers from an un- 
known agency visited the union's head- 
quarters, which is located directly across 
from the Soviet Embassy, the week be- 
fore the summit and told an lUE em- 
ployee to take down the flag. 

"We told them no," said Bywater. 
"We've flown that flag since the begin- 
ning of the Solidarity problems in Poland. 
Why should I take it down? . . . It's 
staying up there." 

More professionals 
joining unions 
DPE delegates told 

At the recent sixth biennial convention 
of the AFL-CIO Dept. for Professional 
Employees, DPE Director Jack Golodner 
noted that "contrary to a common myth, 
more professionals are joining unions 
than ever before." 

Golodner said that between 1974 and 
1986, the proportion of the professional 
and technical workforce represented by 
unions increased from 14% to 27%. 

Bath Iron Works 
cited by OSHA 
for violations 

The Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration has proposed nearly $4.2 
million in penalties for alleged job safety 
and health violations at the Bath Iron 
Works in Maine. 

OSHA said inspectors found more than 
3,000 violations in the company's ship- 
yard, including employees exposed to 
high levels of cancer-causing asbestos, 
radiation, and raw sewage. OSHA said 
workers were required to enter confined 
spaces that were inadequately tested for 
oxygen deficiencies, flammable vapors 
and toxic concentrations. The company 
also was cited for inadequate personal 
protective equipment, unsafe scaffold- 
ing, unprotected gears and other me- 
chanical moving parts, ungrounded elec- 
trical wires and unguarded floor openings. 

Wilson named 
organizing director 

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas 
R. Donahue has named Charles Mc- 
Donald, 44, as his executive assistant, 
and the federation's executive council 
elected Dick Wilson, 55, to succeed 
McDonald as director of organization and 
field services. 

McDonald has held positions with 
Communications Workers and the State, 
County and Municipal Employees and 
was a counsel to the Senate Labor Sub- 
committees before joining the AFL-CIO 
in 1975. Wilson served with the Auto 
Workers, AFSCME and other unions 
before joining the AFL-CIO staff in 1979. 

Congress tells BLS 
to issue consumer 
index for seniors 

Congress gave final approval to a labor- 
endorsed measure that requires the Bu- 
reau of Labor Statistics to develop a 
special consumer price index that reflects 
spending patterns of older Americans. 
Its goal is to more accurately measure 
the impact of inflation on senior citizens. 

The CPI for the elderly was included 
in a House-Senate conference agreement 
on the Older Americans Act, which Pres- 
ident Reagan is expected to sign. The 
measure requires BLS to provide within 
180 days "a reweighted index of con- 
sumer prices which reflects the expend- 
itures for consumption by Americans 62 
years of age and older." 

Its sponsor is Sen. John Melcher (D- 
Mont.), and the AFL-CIO expressed its 
support for the measure in a statement 
to the Special Committee on Aging, which 
Melcher heads. 



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A dinner dunce wiis held last summer at Carrie Cerino's Rislorunle, Cleveland. Ohio, 
in honor of 16 apprentice graduates from the Cleveland area. The graduates each 
completed the required 576 related training hours and appro.ximately 7400 on-the-job 
training hours. 

The graduates and their instructors included, from left, Steve Zadd, floorlaying in- 
structor: Pat McCafferty, carpenter instructor; Jose Cruz, carpentry graduate: Jeff 
Dunn, drywall: Mike Klimek, carpetitry: James Jarus. carpentiy: Tod Shaw, mill-cabinet: 
John Kilbane, drywall: Charles Morgan, floorlaying: Jeff Rischar. floorlaying: Hurley 
Guffney, mill-cabinet: Mike O' Council . floorluying: Art Lindrose, carpentry: Steven 
Beebe, carpentry: Al Kiizmin, mill-cabinet instructor: and John Sadowski, apprentice 

Those not pictured are David Menu. Russell Stefancin and Richard Veres, carpentiy 
and Ed King, mill-cabinet. 

Millwright grad in Baltimore local union 

David Borlie of Local 1548. Baltimore. 
Md.. center, was awarded his journeyman 
certificate at a recent awards ceremony. 
Making the presentation were John 
Schmitz, left, business agent, and Jack 
Jones, right, president. 

Local 1548 is a local union of mill- 

Local 44, Champaign, III., recently hon- 
ored its graduating apprentices. They 
were, front. Sheiyl Ralz and Maureen 
Madsen. Back row. Donald D. Frost. Mi- 
chael D. Mitchell and Jim B. Ferree. 

New millwrights 

Millwright Local 1755, Parkersburg, 
W.Va.. held a banquet to honor the gradu- 
ating apprentices. They were Paul C. 
Schultz and Kenneth N. Whiled. 

Cedar Rapids grads Santa Ana local's recent graduates 

Graduates of Local 308, Cedar Rapids. 
Iowa, recently received their joianeyinan 
certificates and a plaque at a banquet 
honoring them. They included Jim Seller. 
Dave Siegel. Bill Partridge and Kevin 

The graduation was held in conjunction 
with pin presentation ceremonies of Local 
308. (See pictures, page 31). 

Graduating apprentices from Local 1815. Sanlu .Ami. (.'alii.. uhIihIc. front. .Andy 
Wermes. lead instructor, apprenticeship office: Kevin Winslow: Michael Bell: Richard 
Reynundo: John DiMiceli and Isidor Grant. 

Back. Bill Perrv. secretary/treasurer. Orange County District Council: Steve Cobb, 
financial secretary. Local 1815: Scott McGowen: Baldwin Keenan, busiiwss representa- 
tive and president. Local 1815; Mike Lucio, business representative and recording secre- 
taiy. Local 1815: Pedro Villarreal: James W. Johnson: and Lee Hebert, coordinator- 
apprenticeship office. 



First-year apprentice designs float 

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A contest n-as held by the Detroit Carpentry Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the 
best design for the Labor Day Parade float. The 1987 winner was Ed Atkins, first-year 
apprentice. The contest was judged by the fourth-year class. And. not only did they 
judge it. they built it. They are shown here on the float: Vicki Storms, Michael Yarring- 
ton, Martine Grace. Michael Tuite and Todd Parkinson. 

Ed Atkins received $100 for his prize winning entiy. 


Millwright Local 1421, Arlington, Texas, 
recently honored Cathy Zeka upon her 
completion of the Apprenticeship Pro- 
gram. She is the first female to attain jour- 
neyman status in Local 1421 . Zeka com- 
pleted the Millwright PETS Program in 
June 1987. 

Shown here are Billy Payne, vice presi- 
dent: Cathy Zeka, new journeyperson, and 
Herb Kratz, business representative. 

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

Cedar Rapids club 

Club 40 Snowbirds 

A chattel \sas laently presented to Ray 
Stumpff president, and Harry Odeen, vice 
president for the newly-formed Retirees 
Club 70 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 
charter was presented by Jim Christensen, 
business representative and treasurer for 
Local 308, Cedar Rapids. 

Club 40, Chicago Heights, III., enjoyed 
a busy summer after all its members re- 
turned to the north country after enjoying 
their winter homes in the Sun Bell. 

Activity for members began in April with 
bingo and lunch. For the July meeting, 
members gathered at Skyline Pool for a 
picnic. They enjoyed a cook-out by the 
men and the contributions made by the 
ladies. The picture above is of the "die- 
hard" members who just wouldn't go 
home. Club 40 is now enjoying a member- 
ship of 57. 

For information on how to start a UBC Reti- 
rees Club in your area write: General Secretary, 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washing- 
ton, D.C. 20001. 

Club 27 presents longevity plaques 

Club 27, Hammond, Ind., recently piesenled its retirees with longevity plaques, recog- 
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years: Tesney Robert, 44 years; Frank Rueth, 48 years: Larry Strode, 52 years: Jess 
Wingard, 47 years: Carl Peterson, 51 years: Clarence Mosier, 50 years: and Peter Swim, 
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Back row, Larry Shields, retirees reporter for the Hammond Times; Larry Hess, vice 
president: Victor Matouina, 42 years: Axel Olson, 75 years: Frank Radgiwieek, 41 years: 
Stan Zurik, Local 599 president: Pam Duke receiving for Durand Humble, 50 years: 
Shorty Heinz, 50 years: Duke DeFlorio, president: and Heniy Callontine, 47 years. Ben 
Poleski, 45-year member, was unable to attend. 

New Retirees Club in Portsmouth, Ohio 

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lawyer and minister to his death- 

"They say you can't take it with 
you," tlie dying man said, "But I'm 
going to try. I've got three envel- 
opes with $30,000 cash in each 
one. I want you each to take an 
envelope, and just when they lower 
the casket, I want you to throw in 
the envelopes." 

At the funeral each man tossed 
in his envelope. On the way home 
the minister confessed, "I needed 
money for the church, so I took out 
$10,000 and threw only $20,000 
into the grave." 

The doctor said, "I, too, must 
confess. I'm building a clinic. I took 
$20,000 and thew in only $1 0,000." 

The lawyer said, "Gentlemen, I'm 
ashamed of you. I threw in a check 
for the full amount." 



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Teacher: Only if persuasion fails. 


My strong-willed grandson was 
trying to cajole his father into stop- 
ping at his favorite fast food joint. 

"But, Dad, why can't we?" he 

"Because your mother has dinner 
ready for us at home." 

"But Dad, you always say that. 
Why don't you ever do what I want 
to do?" 

"Son, I told you. Your mother 
expects us." 

"Dad," he proclaimed in his best 
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that woman for five years, and I've 
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"A lady told me the other day that 
I was well preserved for my age — 
82. If I'm well preserved, it must be 
because I've been in so many jams 
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A man called for jury duty asked 
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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. 

Reno, Nev. — Picture No. 1 


A banquet and pin presentation was recently 
iield by members of Local 971 to honor those 
members with 20 years or more of service. The 
celebration took place at the Comstocl< Hotel in 

Picture No. 1: Silvo Ferrari was presented 
with a 65-year pin at the celebration. He was 
joined by his wife Lena along with his son and 

Picture No. 2: Lifetime members were 
awarded to Melvin Webb, Raymond Keller, 
Lawrence Quadrio, Lawrence Wright, K.P. 
Williams and William Webb. These members 
served over 50 years with the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 3: 50-year membership pins 
went to Jack Landers, Byrul Sheen and Donald 

Picture No. 4: Wilford Kimsey, 45-year 

Picture No. 5: 40-year members receiving 
pins included Pancho Alcano, Joe Hackney, 
William Harrison, C.W. White, "Mitch" 
Mitchell, William Donaldson and Walter Wilson. 

Picture No. 6: Pins for 35-years of service 
were awarded to Joseph Reppi, Bernard 
Zunino, Marion Ponder, Lawrence Farr, Richard 
Rose, Daniel Creitz, Robert Carpenter and 
George Kajans. 

Picture No. 7: William Murray and Ned 
Forster, 30-year members, were awarded their 
service pins at the ceremonies. 

Picture No. 8: 25-year members receiving 
pins were Chester Goodell, Darrold Pierpoint, 
Harold J. Loranger, James Echard, Lowell 
Thompson and Albert Senne. 

Picture No. 9: Herbert Koblischke, 20-vear 

Reno, Nev. — Picture No. 3 



Reno, Nev. — Picture No. 7 

Reno, Nev. — Picture No. 2 

Reno, Nev. — Picture No. 5 



Sam Coleman, a member of Local 
1998 recently retired after 43 years 
of sen/ice in the Brotherhood. He 
was originally a member of Local 
475 until that local merged with 
1098 in 1967. 


Reno, Nev. — Picture No. 8 




Local 308 hosted a buffet dinner to honor 
members and their spouses for their years of 
dedicated service to the local union and the 

Picture No. 1: Fred Hartle and Jerry Jasa 
were honored for 65 years of service. 

Picture No. 2: John Waline and Loren Peet 
were awarded 50-year pins. 

Picture No. 3: 45-year pins were awarded to 
Lumir Zobac, Charles Akers, Ray Stumpff, Carl 
Metz and Bill Vrzal. Not pictured are Paul 
Anderson, Clem Driscoll, Virgil Farr, Berle 
Jackson, Jerry Metela, George Rick and Ralph 

Picture No. 4: 40-year members honored 
were, front, Lyie Domine, Albert Allsup, Orlan 
Morrison, Carl Rinke, Ed Ledvina, Virgil Chester 
and Ray Glasgow. 

Back row, Everett Peters, Fred Petersen, 
George Lanka, Norm Huston and Harry Odeen. 

Those not pictured were John Akers, Ed 
Hartle, Bill Kidder, Aldrich Zobac, Aaron 
Carpenter, John Godar, Karl Ham, Clarence 
Kadlac, Charles Kennedy, Elmer Kotaska, Hans 
Krause, Joe Meek, Harold Neel, Reginal 
Steoger, Burton Welsh and Dwight Winter. 

Picture No. 5: Those honored for 35 years of 

service included, front, Ken McGee, Gerald 
Lisk, Reuben Fend and Don Jordon. 

Back row, Jim Christensen, Glen Lester, 
John Hackbarth, Bill Myers, Roger Turnbull, 
Joel Hazewinkle and Al Kellenberger. 

Those not pictured, John Adamek, Earl 
Edwards, Richard O'Brien, Don Schindler, Ray 
Brown, Joe Duchesneau, Lloyd Edier, Lester 
Evans, Howard Haigh, John Howe, Grant 
McKee, Earl Moore and Harold Powers. 

Picture No. 6: Leon Walters and Loren 
Zabokrtsky were honored for their 30 years of 
service and dedication. 

Those honored but not pictured were, LeRoy 
Bierman, Don Ciha, John Crilley, Bob Crosby, 
Vincent Diers, Matthew Fousek, Eldon 
Hornstein, Don Kaplan, Everett Knott, Oliver 
Ludwick, William Wilford, Ray Young, Lewis 
Berends, Lawrence Caslavka, Ralph Hilsenbeck, 
Arlo Kirkpatrick and Joe Stonkey. 

Picture No. 7: 25-year members honored 
were, front, Ron Hatfield, Bob Kvach and Bill 

Back row, Fred Overmann, Myron Burger and 
Ray Christensen, 

Not pictured are, Paul Drahos, Aider 
Eggleston, David English, Gayle Jacobson, Joe 
Kelley, Pat Leiker, Jim Myers, Dwight Peterson, 
Gene Shebetka and Ed Vigness, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Picture No. 2 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Picture No. 3 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Picture No. 4 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Picture No. 5 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Picture No. 6 


Local 133 honored members with 25, 35 and 
50 years of membership at the annual Awards 
Night. Members awarded 50-year pins were, 
front, John J. Qfsansky, Carson Flock, Charles 
Miles, Elmer Hoggatt, Clarence Stroot, Harold 
R. Herrington Jr., Edward May, Charles 
Uselman and Edward Hudson Jr. 

Back row, Sevellan Crawford, Fred Mason, 
Fenton Hunt, Arthur DeMougin, Robert Flinn 
and Charles Garaffa. 

The "Service To The Brotherhood" 
section gives recognition to United 
Brotherhood members with 20 or 
more years of sen/ice. Please 
Identify members carefully, from 
left to right, printing or typing the 
names to ensure readability. 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. 20001. 

Terre Haute, Ind. 




Millwrights and Carpenters Local 2403 and 
Millwrights Local 1699 held a dinner and pin 
presentation for members with 20 to 50 years 
of service to the Brotherhood. The dinner was 
attended by 100 members and spouses. 

Picture No. 1: Howard Lovinger, 50-year 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members receiving 
pins were Ray Smoot, Leif Anderson, Gil 
Reese, Ron Sturgeon and Duke Seaberg. 

Picture No. 3: George Harris, Louis Day, 
Jacl< Holcroft, Rudy Smolar and Jim Parent 
were presented with 40-year pins. 

Picture No. 4: Everett Asher, 35-year 

Picture No. 5: Members receiving 30-year 
pins included Bob Torey, Sam Bakshas and 
Milton Farragher. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members receiving 
pins were, front, Russ Shrauger, Earl Root and 
Dick Ross. 

Back row, Sam Meachem, Bill Daley, Ron 
Smoot and Rich Garretson. 

Picture No. 7: Shorty Jensen, Dan Crow, 
Don Reese and Harold Anderson received 20- 
year pins. 



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Richland, Wash.— Picture No. 2 


Richland, Wash. — Picture No. 6 

Richland, Wash. — Picture No. 7 

Des Moines, Iowa — Pictures 1 , 2 and 3 

Des Moines, 
No. 4 


Local 106 held a retirees luncheon to honor 
its retirees and members with longstanding 
service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1: John Johanson, 60-year 

Picture No. 2: Charles Riley, 50-year 

Picture No. 3: Pins were presented to 50- 
year members Willard Briggs, Vern Schwein 
and Carl Ingram. 

Picture No. 4: 40-year members honored 
were Lionel Rowely, John P. Allen, Edward 
Graney, James Roth, William Woodruff, William 
Petersen and Kenneth Kalvick. 

Picture No. 5: Members with 30 years of 
service and 65 years of age were presented 
with pins. They included Wilbur Adair, John P. 
Allen, Robert Rochat and Lloyd Olson, 

Picture No. 6: Joseph Benjamin, Chartes 
Caligiuri, Arlen Bryan, Lester Carter, Edward 
Kucera and Harold Summy were presented with 
25-year pins. 

Des Moines, 
i Iowa, 
No. 6 


Des Moines, Iowa — Picture No. 5 



At a special meeting of Local 1062, Santa 
Barbara, Calif., members were recognized for 
their long service to the Brotherhood. Awards 
were presented by Doug McCarron, executive 
secretary, Los Angeles District Council. 

Picture No. 1: Roscoe IVIasonheimer, 
carpenter apprenticeship instructor, and Cyril 
Young were honored for their 50 years of 

Those not in attendance were Wayne Burnett, 
Ben 0. Lyda and Donald MacLeod. 

Picture No. 2: Howard Craven, 45-year 

Those not in attendance, Walter Luka, Carl 
Prescott, Carl J. Whittle and Lester Winn. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years were, front, Jess Ortiz, Wesley Shaw, 
Ray Kramer and Marvin Van Aacken. 

Back row, C.W. Boynton, Clare Seibert, 
trustee, McCarron, Nick Aguilar, president, and 
Neal Crispin. 

Those not in attendance, Carl B. Feehan, 
Robert Gross, Myron Harvey, Jack Mason, 
Floyd McMindes, Robert Reverdy, James York 
and Ralph Zegers. 

Picture No. 4: Ralph Moore and Joe 
Aparicio, financial secretary, were honored for 
their 35 years of service. 

Those not in attendance, Percy Beck, Henry 
Hall, Willard Hirschler, Rupert Hughes, J.W. 
Kimbrough, Charles Larsen, Joseph Macko, 
Leonard Malsolm, Dale Robison and Wayne 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members included, 
Harald Jenssen, Paul Aguirre Sr., Jerome 
Magno, James Berkhouse and Gaylon Knudson. 

Those not in attendance, John Cave, Billy D. 
Cox, James Howard, Asger Jensen, Edward 

Kadlubek, John Morris, Otto Schenck and 
Arthur Spiller. 

Picture No. 6: Members honored for 25 
years of service were, Ferdinand Dziobaka, 
Julian Dominguez, James Decobert and Ray 

Those not in attendance, Robert Araluce, Roy 
Connell, Norman DeWett, Handrik Hollander, 
Gary Jensen, Martin Schonfeldt, Josef 
Schwaiger and Clifford Solem. 

A.J. Avery and James C. Jensen were 
honored for 60 years of service but were unable 
to attend. 




Santa Barbara, 
Calif.— Picture No. 1 

Picture No. 2 

Santa Barbara, Calif. — Picture No. 3 

Santa Barbara, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

Santa Barbara, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

Santa Barbara, Calif. — Picture No. 6 

Medford, Ore. — Picture No. 2 



Medford, Ore —Picture No 3 

Medford, Ore. — Picture No. 4 

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Medford, Ore. — Picture No. 5 


Members of Local 2067 were honored at a 
recent union meeting. 

Picture No. 1: Ernest 

^^H present was Emerson 
^B Allen. 
^H Picture No. 2: 

ii- ^ ^^1 l^^rnbers honored for 

^ ^^ 45 years of service 

were, front, Addison 
Keplinger, William 
Roberts and Adolph 
Picture No. 1 Zanotto. 

Back row, Leo Anderson, McKenzie 
McCulloch, Willard Bowdoin, Charles 
Hinrichsen and Glenn Mosser. 

Those not in attendance, Delbert Bates, 
Harold Brown, Austin Caldwell, Lewis Clark, 
Bob Dixon, Clarence Harris, Roy James, R.E. 
Leisher, Neil Murray, William Roberson. L.W. 
Ward and Verna Ward. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years were, front, Henry Keplinger and Alfred 

Back row, George Emmett, William Bittle, 
Jack Gaza and H.W. Schweitert. 

Medford, Ore. — Picture No. 6 

Those not in attendance, Everett Burwash, 
Wallace Cramer, L.W. Caldwell, Arthur Hanson, 
Martin Jorde, Carlos Keeney, Martin Landers, 
Karsner LeVee, Dick McKinley, Earl Middleton, 
Ray Mahan, Milo Morey, Ed Moore, Forrest 
Orr, Robert Snider, James Thompson, C.E. Van 
Gordon and L.J. Warner. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members honored 
were Glenn Young, Leo Horak and William 

Those not present were Lloyd Fischer, Merl 
Howard, Roy Johnson, Earl Kelley, Patrick 
Pyle, Roy Stiffler and Leonard Standley. 

Picture No. 5: Those honored for 30 years 
were Harold Wilson, Ralph DeLay and Marvin 

Those not present were Ray Cann, Harold 
Fitzimmons, Robert James, James Keenen, 
Oscar Larson, Allen Marcotte, Ralph Merrill and 
C.A. Sanders. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members were, 
Edward White, Russell Engle and Jerry 

Those not present were Russell Blower, Gene 
Johnson, Ron McCay, Leonard Peck and Walter 




Local 213 President James Herd presented 
service pins to longstanding members at a pin 
presentation ceremony. The tribute to those 
being presented was "it was through the efforts 
of men such as you that organized labor is here 
today. The first battles were the hardest to win. 
You have set the tradition and gave us the 
incentive to continue the fight." 

Picture No. 1: 65-year member W.L. Cain. 

Piclure No. 2: Holden Simms, Horace 
Sherrill, Fred Duty and C.L. Rip were presented 
50-year pins. 

Picture No. 3: 45-year members receiving 
pins were, front, Floyd Webb, A.B. Anderson, 
W.M. Anderson and William Tafelski. 

Back row, Major Giesecke, H.R. Winger, . 
Patrick Porter, M.M. Bates, Henry Thompson 
and G.W. Robertson. 

Picture No. 4: 45-year pins were presented 
to, front, Charles Itzen, Roland Guettler, A.W. 
Ray and Ray Bartholf. 

Back, James Alfred Sr., Rodger Williams, 
Clifford LaPoint and H.A. Nicholson. 

Picture No. 5: Members receiving 45-year 
pins included, front, Henry Popelka, LeRoy 
Turner, R.J. King and Ted Johnson. 

Back, M.E. Hildebrand, Albert Adkins, Morris 
Johnson, Brent Bautsch and William McDowell. 

Picture No. 6: Service pins of 45-years were 
presented to, front, John Walsh, Emery Berczik 

and R.H. Mitchell. 

Back, George Fitzgerald, Roy Ojeman, Philip 
Bosco, Oscar Telg, Arthur Hanes, Joe J. Smith 
and Joe Williams. 

Picture No. 7: 40-year pins were awarded to, 
front. Noble Wilcox, George demons, Doffice 
Johnson, Sidney West and Edward Manuel. 

Back, J. L. Rhodes, Lenard Parker, Clarence 
Hammock, Woodrow Yount and Willie 

Picture No. 8: Members receiving 40-year 
pins include, front, Joseph Manchaca, Frank 
Ablong, Douglas Caldwell, Ed Reed and Lothar 

Back, Ephriam Blackburn, Robert Morton, 
Raymond Brown, Sidney Walton and Edward 

Picture No. 9: 40-year pins were awarded to, 
front, Louis Davis, Willie Watson, Roy Davis, 
William Null and J.D. Beathe. 

Back, G.W. Bullard, A.W. Wright, Albert 
Foley, John Tullos and Melvin Marek. 

Picture No. 10: 40-year members to receive 
their service pins were, front, C.R. Griffith, 
Clarence Watson, Harold Lewis, Frank 
Castleberry, Gordon Williams and Wilfred 

Back, Willie Koeppen, E.G. Branstetter, Alvis 
Irwin and E.F. Patterson. 

Picture No. 11: Pins were awarded for 40- 
years of service to, front, James Rogers, 
Purdee McGee, Fred Shelton, Gene Earls and 

Jesse Russell. 

Back, Edward Tomczak, Herman Weigelt, 
Louis Filecia, Daniel Glaesmann and Daniel 

Picture No. 12: Sidney Mcllveen, 35-years, 
and M.E. Hildebrand, 45-years were both 
presented with their service pins. 

Picture No. 13: 35-year service pins were 
awarded to, front, Paul Noska, Henry Clark, 
John York and Isidro Tamez. 

Back, Lewis Cotton, Alphonse Rabel and 
P.H. Chamberlin. 

Picture No. 14: Members receiving 35-year 
pins included, front, William Roberson, Edwin 
Maeckel, Charles Vineyard and Claborn Reeves. 

Back, Bill Ware, Preston Sanchez, Raymond 
Fielden and Joe Gus Radenz. 

Picture No. 15: 30-year pins were presented 
to, front, Adrian Rodgers, Walter Jones, Lloyd 
Vostatek and Fred Stotts. 

Back, Kenneth Beard, Vernon Shawn, Homer 
Hayley and C.L. Thibodeaux. 

Picture No. 16: 25-year service pins went to 
front, Lloyd Leffel, Bill Hayden and Jesse 

Back, Fred GrellhesI, Charles Estes Jr., Harry 
Verdoun and Paul Dobson. 

Picture No. 17: Members receiving 25-year 
pins include, front, L.J. Matherne, James Vian 
and Robert Vian. 

Back, Willie Fake, Leon Clark, Ben Irwin and 
B.C. Cunningham. 

Houston, Texas — Pictures 1 and 2 

Houston, Texas — Picture No. 3 

Houston, Texas — Picture No. 8 

Houston Texas — Picture No 9 

Houston, Texas — Picture No. 10 

Houston, Texas — Picture No. 1 1 


Houston, Texas — Picture No. 1 5 


Picture No. 

Houston, Texas— Picture No. 1 7 


Local 1632 lionored its members with 
longstanding service to the Brotherhood with a 
pin ceremony. Awards were made by Paul S. 
Cecil, general representative, and Clarence L. 
Mallory, Local 1632 business representative/ 
recording secretary. 

Picture No. 1: Ralph Quincy and Estie Feasel 
have served the Brotherhood for 50 years of 
dedicated and continuous membership. They 
were presented lifetime membership cards and 
50-year pins. 

Picture No. 2: Lloyd F. Mickle, Larry Flood, 
Herman D. Waldron and Ralph L. Kuhler were 
presented with 45-year pins. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year pins were presented 
to Dean R. Zimmerman, Buster 0. Schilling, J. 
Rex Bowlby and Clifford F. Smith. 

Picture No. 4: Members receiving 35-year 
pins were, front, Justin Negrete, Jimmie V. 
Hernandez and Raymond S. Walker. 

Back row, William H. Jones, Cecil E, 
Chapman and Fred Foth. 

Picture No. 5: Members awarded 30-year 
pins included, front, Orville Cline and Joe 

Back, Louis Fernamburg, Gordon Mutter and 
Eugene Miller. 

Picture No. 6: 20- and 25-year members 
receiving pins included, front, William Hipp and 
Lewis L. Patrick. 

Back, Jerrald E. Dostal, Frank Hilton, Joseph 
Lindbergh (20) and Frederick A. Johnson. 

San Luis Obispo, Calif —Picture No 2 

San Luis Obispo, Calif — Picture No 3 

San Luis Obispo, Calif — Picture No 4 

San Luis Obispo, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

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San Luis Obispo, Calif.— Picture No. 6 

West Va. 

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Local 899 held its 5th Annual Family Picnic 
and Service Pin Awards Ceremony last summer 
at the City Park Pavilion in Parkersburg, W. Va. 
Those receiving service pins were, front. Earl 
D. Johnson, business representative, 20 years; 

Howard E. Craig, 20 years; Aaron Nance, 30 
years; George W. Rowley, 40 years; and 
Chester E. Gates, 68 years. 

Back row, Victor B. Echard, president; John 
L. Jarrett, secretary, Chemical Valley District 
Council of Carpenters; Denzil Rhodes, 47 years; 
and Everette E. Sullivan, UBC representative. 

Kenllvi^ortti, N.J. 

Local 1107 recently installed its new officers 
and awarded members with longstanding 
service to the Brotherhood with service pins. 
Those receiving 20-year pins were John Sipos, 
Joe Cernero, Kenneth McLaughlin, John 
Harbatuk and Joseph Alaimo. Those not 
pictured but awarded pins were Frank Manto, 
R. Gregovick, David Jones, Edmund Marut, 
Joseph Priam and Richard Sipos. 




Pile Drivers Local 2264 recently sponsored a 
banquet honoring its senior members and 
George Lozovoy, retiring assistant business 

Picture No. 1: Anthony Wolffe, 70-year 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members honored 
were, William Body, William Kennedy Sr., and 
Emerson Shope. 

Picture No. 3: Stanley Karaica and Edward 
Mirt were honored for their 40 years of 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members include Jack 
Davis, Michael Vitunic, John Ferraro, Joseph 
Ulrich Sr., Chester Zastawa, Norman Dugan, 
Leonard Schraeder, John Regan, George 
Lozovoy, John White, Harry Lippert, Joseph 
Boylan, Steve Pukansky, Louis Soller, Eugene 
Watson, Felix Rozanski and Richard Boland. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members honored 
were, front, James WIcArdle, Bruno Kwoiek and 
Robert Gramc. 

Second row, Gerald McCarthy, Robert 
Nawrocki and Stojan Maravich. 

Third row, Melvin Karaica and Richard 

Back row, Larry Smionovitch and Clarence 
Farmer Sr. 

Picture No. 6: 20-year members honored 
were, front, Samuel Maravich, Raymond 
Stackiewich, Carl Jakubowski, and Edward 

Second row, Charles Schaffer, Patrick 
Mahoney and Ronald Pettigrew. 

Third row, Edward Keenan, Ronald Heinlein 
and William Winter. 

Back row, Richard Babicka, Joseph Winter, 
Clark Abersold and Anthony Julian. 


Picture No. 1 


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Pittsburgfi, Pa. — Picture No. 5 

Pittsburgfi, Pa.— Picture No. 6 


Local 1498 held a special picnic to honor its 
members of long service to the Brotherhood. 
Honored were Lee Mace, 25 years; Blake 
Reynolds, 45 years; and Aldred Jones, 45 


Local 323 recently recognized its members 
with longstanding service to the Brotherhood at 
a celebration of the local's 100th anniversary. 
Twenty-five-year pins were awarded. Shown 
from left, Louis Amoroso, business 
representative; Joseph Lia, First District Board 
Member; Nunzio Ricottilli; A. Pete Elder; Roland 
Bard; John Fahlman; Joseph Albanese; and 
Gerard Schuder, president. John M. Papo is 
not shown. 

A check for $15,000 was also presented for 
the Blueprint for Cure campaign at the 
celebration. (See Page 13 for related story.) 

Provo, Utaii 

N. Mex. 


Local 1319 honored its members who have 
over 50 years of continuous service to the 
Brotherhood. They were Franklin Sharp, Rodell 
Bloomfield, Gilbert Jaramillo, Estevan Duran, 
Bon Hogge, William Dawes, Steve Rizek and 
Merle Snyder. H.L. Christianson, Frank Dekan, 
T.K. McCorkle and Louis H. Phillips have also 
serviced for more than 50 years but were 
unable to attend. 

Beacon, N.Y. 

WE ARE LATE: Due to tlie high 
volume of pin presentation items we 
have received, we arc six months be- 
hind in printing them. We are sorry 
for this inconvenience, however, we 
are doing everything possible to catch 
up. Please keep watching for your 
pictures to appear! 



The following list of 551 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1 ,01 5,001 .63 death claims paid in October 1 987; (s) foltovino 
name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, Cit}' 

6 Hudson County, NJ — Frank A. Palmieri, George A. 
Erbe, George Malgady, Joseph C. Cook, Robert M. 
Hcaly. Walter H. Hutner. 

7 Minneapolis, MI — Archie Hanson, Eugene Schhnk, 
John C. Nelson. 

8 Philadelphia, PA— James A. Heron, Walter C. Kraus. 

10 Chicago, 11^ — George N. Lancaster, Roy W. Wil- 

11 Cleveland, OH — George Hansen, Ian D, Macrae. 
Vincent Columbro. 

12 Syracuse. NY — Ernest E. Hauser. 

13 Chicago, IL — Albert C. Norton. Frank P. McGlynn, 
James Lumino, William N. Johnston. 

14 San Antonio, TX — Andrew J. Key. 

17 Bronx, NY— Anthony Salvo, Carl Berg. Charles L. 
Reece, Hamilton Parris, Joseph F. Byrne. Joseph 
Nelusil, Mavis A. Goring (s), Warren McKane. 
William Knobler. 

18 Hamilton, Ont., CAN— Victor Sudar. 
20 New York. NY— George W. Ward. 

22 San Francisco, CA — Albert Frederick Cochelle. An- 
tonio Midile, Elva D. Neenan (s), Eugene Medina. 
Leander Lamoine Klahn, 

24 Central, CT— Arthur H, Davis Jr., Eileen Miller (s). 
Milton Voegtii. 

25 Los Angeles, CA— Edward A. Slalzer. 
27 Toronto, Onl., CAN— Mario Zucatti. 

31 Trenton, NJ — Dorothy Schaefer (s), Leroy F. Neeld. 

33 Boston, MA — Doris A. Arnold (s), Joseph E. Hesson. 

34 Oakland, CA— David D. Abbey Sr., Martha Kath- 
rine Garcia (s). Michael Scafani, Robert W. Dia- 
mond. Shores P. Hunter. 

36 Oakland. CA— Harry Orbin Davis. 

42 San Francisco, CA — Rudolph Peter Delucchi. 

43 Hartford, CT — Bruno Longhi . Edward Haley, Leslie 
K. Richardson. 

46 Sault, Ste Marie, MI — Eugene Mayer. 

47 St. Louis, MO— John Kalicak. 

50 Knoxville, TN— Adrien O. McKinney. Charlie Low- 
cry Jr., James McKinley Potter. 

53 White Plains, NY— Dons E. Gatto (s). 

54 Chicago. H^Helen M. Alvin (s), Keith C. Cote, 

55 Denver, CO — John A. Carson, Mary M. Dominguez 

61 Kansas Citv, MO — Anionic Jacob Kalcic. Ruth Mar- 
garet Vest" (s). Wilberl O. Graybeal. William L. 
Ricscr Jr. 

63 Bloomington, IL — Max Eugene Roberts 

64 Louisville, KY — Charles Louis Pettermann, Robert 
L. Hunter Sr. 

65 Perth Amboy, NJ — William Fedor. 

66 Olean, NY— Jesse R. Blodgett. 

69 Canton, OH— Etta Sands (s), Joseph E. llluv, Wil- 
liam Pagenkopf. 

73 St. Louis, MO— Donald C. Ginder. 

74 Chattanooga, TN — Alvin Jefferson McBryar. 
76 Hazelton, PA — George J. Litavis. 

80 Chicago, IL — Olav Hovland, Stanley Slaniszewski. 
85 Rochester, NY — George E. Benge. 
87 SI. Paul, MN— Gustav E. Forsberg. Victor E. An- 

89 Mobile, AL — ^Lawrence G. Purvis. 

90 Evansville, IN — Frederick Nyhuise. William H. 

93 Ottawa, Ont., CAN — Jean Francoeur (s). 

94 Providence, RI— Diane K. Sinapi (s). Edith L. Pear- 
son (s). Joseph Hiday. Joseph Riou.x. 

98 Spokane, WA — Alberi J, Koski. Frank G. Simonson 

100 Muskegon, Ml^Clarence Wolters, 

101 Baltimore, MD— Clyde F. Hill. Frederick E. Heavel. 
Gordon M. Calvert. l,ee E. Robey, William J. 

105 Cleveland, OH — Lenvard Gaston. 

106 Des Moines. lO— Arthur R. Anderson. Lyle W. 
Peterson. Olaf K. Romstad. 

107 Worcester, MA^ — Frank Bien, Joseph Piuze. 
114 East Detroit, MI— Waller Budzynowski. 

118 Detroit, MI — Lawrence J. Cooper, Victor C. Diehl, 

122 Philadelphia, PA — Roman Nakonieczny, Ruby M. 
Howard (s). Sarah Herbrick (s). 

123 Broward-Counly, FL — Delmar L. Skirvin. Russell 
L, Gwynn. 

125 Miami, Fl. — Florence Grace Nicchirco fs), Hermine 

SchotI (s). Homer Morrow. 
127 Birminghani, Ai. — Arnold E. Knox. Waller L. Steele, 

William C, Armstrong. 

131 Seattle, WA — Albert E, Renninger. Dave Linden, 
George H. Hummel. Paul R. Henslee, Wayne A. 

132 Washington. DC— Peier Banos. William H, Booth. 

133 Terre Haute, IN— Alma H. Uselman (si. 
135 New York, NY— Stephen Muslin. 

140 Tampa, Fl^— Donna May Martin (s). 

142 Pittsburgh, PA— Charles E. Ludwick. Charles R, 

Wright. Leslie R, Miller. 
144 Macon, GA — Joe Almond McGowan. 

161 Kenosha, Wl — Lewis A. Kuypers. 

162 San Mateo. CA — Karl Wilhelm Wischhusen, Robert 
D. Rehhch. 

165 Pittsburgh, PA— Oliver W. Petrelli. 

168 City, KS— Thomas R. Devault. 

169 East St. Louis, IL — Harry Jones, Robert Lucien 
John Fayollal. 

174 Joliel, II.— Charles Glagola. 

180 Vallejo, CA— Clarence E. Tabeau. Forest E. Davis. 

Local Union, City 

Ollic R- Swearengin. 
181 Chicago, II. — Harold Larsen, William J. Pinkowski. 
183 Peoria, Il^-Clarence White, Henry i. Trenchant, 

Nickolas A. Rieck. 
188 Yonkcrs, NY— Alfonso Barbarita. 
195 Peru, H^John M. Obermiller, William O. Mallie. 

199 Chicago, IL— Nick Devo. 

200 Columbus, OH— Ada E. Butler (s). 

210 Stamford, CT — Herbert L. Spear. 

211 Pittsburgh, PA— Albert A. Jasin, Sarah J. Brown 

218 Boston, MA — John R. Linardy. Joseph R. Saleme. 

Lyda G. Tuff (s), Robert A. Morton. 
223 Nashville, TN — Emma C. Chase (s). Gladys Stephen 

Bryan (s). James W. Doyle, Roy Thomas Stover. 
230 Pittsburgh. PA— Nickolas Kuzma. 
232 Fort Wayne, IN — Edward Segerstrom, 
246 New York, NY— Nathan Ellm, Nathan Smith. 
255 Bloomingburg, NY — Angeline Leroy (s), 
257 New York, NY — Anthony Riccadonna, Aron Biezel, 

George Turner. Knut Anderson. 
262 San Jose, CA— William John Brown Jr. 

267 Dresden, OH— Earl B. Drake. Emil Chorey. 

268 Sharon, PA— Felix Thomas. Melvin Horsman. 
272 Chicago Hgt., H^Fred O. Cheever. 

280 Niagara-Gen. & Vic., NY— John MacDonald. 

296 Brooklyn, NY — Charles Romano, Magnus Kvanvik, 

Samuel Levine. 
311 Joplin, MO— Charles B. Smith. 
316 San Jose, CA — Aaron G. Birkemeier. Ervin Jack 

329 Oklahoma City. OK— Pauline L Hilburn (s). 

333 New Kensington, PA — Violet Mav McKay (s). 

334 Saginaw, MI— Alvin J. Pressler, Paul C. Waibel. 
338 Seattle, WA— William Vogue. 

340 Hagerstown, MD— Gerald W. Shank. 
344 Waukesha, WI— Charlotte M. Davies (s), Joseph S. 

347 Maltoon-Charleston, IL — Clarence A. Butcher, Claud 
C, Webster 

348 New York, NY— Austin V. Wood. 
350 New Rochelle, NY— Joseph L. Andre. 

354 Gilroy. CA— Jerry B. Hurt, Lyle A, Parks. 

361 Duluth, MN— Carl D. Rothman, Frank M. Chmie- 

leski, Meldon Parise. 
363 Elgin, IL— George Petersen, Lester C. Ehlert, Mar- 

vm L. Nelson. 

369 N. Tonawanda, NY — Emil M. Salczynski. Frank J. 

370 Albany, NY— Joseph Maslotl. 

374 BufTalo, NY — Josephine Minneci (s). Salvatore V. 


377 Alton, IL — -Christopher J. Drainer. 

398 Lewiston, ID— Arthur Wildermuth. 

407 Lewiston, MA— Cassandra B. Morrison (s). 

429 Arlington, TX- — Dorothy Larue (s). Pearle Grinstead. 

433 Belleville, II^Richard Weingardt. 

434 Chicago. IL^ArnoId J. Stick. 

452 Vancouver, BC, CAN — John Allan Eliason, Judy 
Hollv (s), Leif Andreas Strand. 

454 Philadelphia, PA— Arthur J . Ward Sr. . Roy H . Bnght. 

455 Somerville, NJ — Raymond J. Farley. 
462 Greensburg, PA^Eugene Daerr. 

470 Tacoma, WA— Dorothy Wickberg (s), Frank N. 

S to jack, 
472 Ashland, KY— John P. Wells. 

475 Ashland, MA — Theodore Gelinas. 

476 Clarksburg. WV— Betty Lou Flanigan (s). 

483 San Francisco, CA — Floyd E. Swift. Lucy Ann 

Marshall (s). Per Flodin. 
492 Reading, PA— Casimir J, Kruk, Clifford T. Reifsny- 

dcr. George F. High. John S. Bialek. Thomas A. 

494 Windsor, Ont.. CAN— Mike Dzsupin, 
512 Ann Arbor, Ml — Phoebe 1. Johnson (s). 

514 Wilkes Barre. PA— David Jones. 

515 Colo. Springs. CO— Milton W. Brandt, Roy D. 

522 Durham, NC — Leslie D. Jarman. 

532 Klmira, NY— Charles O. Boynton. Geraldine V 

Smith (s|. John J. Rusczak. 
535 Norwood, MA — Edward F. Nolfi. Henry Anderson. 
538 Concord, NH— William Reynolds. 
546 Vincennes, IN — Roy Rainey. 

562 Everett, WA — Charles W. Chambers, Luveme Charles 

563 Glendale, CA— Eva Kurlinski (s), George B. John- 

573 Baker, OR— Wilbur Dinnick. 
586 Sacramento, CA — Alvin E. Goble. 
596 St. Paul, MN— George W. Schroeder. Meleta L. 
Debec (s). 

599 Hammond, IN— Michael J. Einsele. 

600 Lehigh Valley, PA— Andrew J. Temos, Joseph Frank 
Weber, Lionel G. Keller, 

602 St. Louis, MO^Eugene G. Beckmann. 

603 Ithaca, NY— Jean Sanford Layaw (s). 

604 Morgantown, WV— Robert H. Jones Jr. 

615 Peru. IN— Charles E. Hicks, Jesse G. Butler. 

616 Chambersburg, PA — Elza W Barton. 
620 Madison, NJ— Norma E. Vitiello (s). 
624 Brockton, MA — Murray C. Martin. 

639 Akron, OH— Robert D. Saltsman. William R. James. 

fr44 Pekin. II.— Delbcrt C, Singley. Leslie D. Harris. 

646 Rhinelander, WI— John J Jablonickey. 

650 Pomeroy, OH— John D, Hardy. 

Local Union, dry 

654 Chattanooga, TN— William E. Spencer Jr. 

665 Amarillo, TX — Clyde Phillips. Raymond D. Horion. 

Robert L. Beltz. 
678 Dubuque, lA— Marie Pearl Keller (s), Robert M. 

690 Little Rock, AR— Juanita Marie Turner (s). Richard 

H. Wolke. 
701 Fresno, CA— Earl R. James. 
710 Long Beach, CA— David A. Rykena. 

720 Baton Rouge, LA— Virgil Rainwater. 

721 Los Angeles, CA — Fayne H. Franklin, Melvin H. 
Sirandi. Phileius B. Somerlott, Robert Camu. 

735 Mansfield, OH— John Gallik. Marshall G. Baugh- 

739 Cincinnati, OH — Francis A. Miller. 

740 New York, NY— Daniel Harvey. Everett J. Ammer- 

742 Decatur, IL — Raymond Sanders. 

743 Bakersfield, CA — Oscar Hammond, Roy Leo Lock, 
William E. Pickett. 

745 Honolulu, HI— Eddie Lara Jr., Nathaniel Molina. 

Thomas Takahashi. 
747 Oswego, NY— Fay H. Cliff. 
758 Indianapolis, IN — Andrew Niebrugge. 
764 Shrevcport, LA — Skirling Joseph Guillot. William L. 

769 Pasadena, CA— Paul E. Parker. 

771 Watsonville, CA— Ruby Compton (s). 

772 Clinton, lA— Raymond L. Miller. 

777 Harrisonville, MO — Edgar George Sircy , Glenn Wal- 

Izon Shaw. 
780 Astoria, OR— John G. Yuill. 
783 Sioux Falls, SD — Irving Getman. 
804 Wisconsin Rapids, WI — Norman Bubolz. 
815 Beverly, MA— Wendell Lufkin. 
832 Beatrice, NE— Eido J, Diedrichs. 
836 Janesville, WI— Lyle Elden Dix. 
857 Tucson, AZ — Frank Larriva, Gilbert Edgar Lindsey, 

Joseph Fite. Orville, L. Neville. 
873 Cincinnati. OH — Milford Bollinger. 
899 Parkcrsburg, WV— Benson Cari Reynolds. 
902 Brooklyn, NY — Amy Dickson (s). Gus Andersen. 
916 Aurora, IL — Thomas E. Todd. 
930 St. Cloud, MN— John A. Hellberg. 
933 Hermiston, OR — Michael D. Fiscus. 
944 San Bernardino, CA — Frank M. Miller, Gilbert E. 

Halle rman. 
971 Reno. NV — Richard Boyd Downing. 
976 Marion, OH — Douglas Harris. 
978 Springfield. MO— Flonce M. Ellis (s). 

1005 Merriilville, IN — Oscar Dayton Fitzgerald. 

1006 New Brunswicb. NJ— Marvin E. Suydam, Pasquale 
Gcnilo, Steve Siro. 

1007 Niagara Falls, Ont., CAN— Marcel Grimard. 

1008 Louisiana, MO— William A. Bolomey. 
1010 Uniontown, PA — James A. Clingan. 

1027 Chicago, IL — A. B. Baugh, Andrei Stanoevici, Charle 
J. Polcer. Frank Brabenec. James C. Pakosta. John 
Frank Zaraza. 

1029 Peru, IN— Elden C. Snyder. 

1042 Plaltsburgb, NY— Erwin T. Higgins. 

1043 Gary, IN— Katherine Pavlench (s). 

1046 Palm Springs, CA — Addie Marv Zaioudek (s). 
lOSO Philadelphia, PA— Edward Flyrin Jr. , John W. Gard- 
1062 Santa Barbara, CA— Arthur J. Spiller. 

1073 Philadelphia, PA— Kenneth N. Willelt. 

1074 Eua Claire. WI— Thomas H- Larson, 

1091 Bismarck Mandn, ND — Bonnie Ibach (s), Sharon 

1097 Longview. TX— Helen Alda Davis (s). 

1098 Baton Rouge, LA— Joseph H. Patin. 

1102 Detroit, MI— George D. Nacy Jr.. Harold Dean 

Ewing. Leon E. Roberts. 
1104 Tvler, TX— John Garv Arnelt, Richard Leon Parker. 
1136 Kettle Falls, WA— Kelsey Wildman. 
1138 Toledo. OH— Ida Mary Bode (s). 
1140 San Pedro, CA — Clarence Twining, George C. Bat- 

tung. Wade Allen Sanchez. 
1143 Lacrosse, WI— Mynard H. Stavlo. 

1147 Roseville, CA— John B. Dekoning. 

1148 Olympia, WA— Lloyd W. Aukerman. 

1160 Pittsburgh, PA — Anthony Grzegorczyk. Robert J. 

Ilfr4 New York, NY— Richard Sposato. 
1176 Fargo. ND— Rueben A. Cole. 
1185 Chicago, IL— David L Kaminskv. 
1216 Mesa. AZ^Wesley G. Wade, 
1222 Medford. NY— Calvin Overton. 
1227 Ironwood, Ml — August E. Lindberg. John G. Hill. 
1235 Modesto, CA — Lonnie C. Baughman. 
1245 Carlsbad, NM— Archie T. Rogers. Edgar F. Ham. 

Ira C, Waldrop. 
1266 Austin. TX— Denvy Harding Jackson. Eva F. Burke 

(s). Leon H. Neidig. 
1281 Anchorage, AK — Everelle W. Abies. George W. 

1292 Huntington, NY— John Asimake. 
1296 San Diego, CA— Martin F. Melchert. 
1307 Evanston, IL — Mark Tvmon. 
1310 St. Louis, MO— John George Braun. William Vier- 

reiher Jr, 
1319 .Vlbuquerque, NM — Joseph Alvin Dingman. 
1323 Monterey. CA— Alice 1. Davis (s). Virgil H, Baker. 
1325 Edmonton, Alta, CAN— Harry Allan Syrnyk. 
1342 Irvington, NJ^John C. Lloyd. Victor Malanga, 




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Vernon, BC. CAN— Herbert Frederick Carl Kranz. 

Toledo, OH— Frederick L. Holmes, Herbert Mc- 


Oshkosli, W! — August Hernandez, 

Cleveland, OH— Steve F. Obodzinski, Walter J. 


Rochester, MN — Henry Baas Jr. 

Providence of New Brunswick — Alphaeus Nurse, 

James A. Martin. 

Golden, CO— Mildred A. James (s). 

North Hempstad, NY — Anna Wutz (s), Michael Skaar, 

Samuel Wall. 

San Pedro, CA — Zennith Louise Patterson (s). 

Redwood City, CA— Herbert M. Senger, Martha R. 

Paldi (s). 

Salem, OR — Andrew A. Roggenback. 

Lodi, CA — Ethel Jean Pereyda (s), Eugene M. Wood. 

Corpus Christie, TX— Calixto C. Castillo. Frank D. 


Midland, TX— Jarrell W. Felps. 

Compton, CA — Erick A, Carlson. 

Lansing, MI — Alvina R. Hester (s). 

Huntington Bch, CA — Genevieve K. Espeseth (s). 

New York, NY— John McQuilkin, William N. Pet- 


Charlotte, NC — James Arthur Frazier, Robert Earl 

Sawyer Sr. 

Jackson, MS— Elvin Walter Whitlington, John D. 


Redondo, CA— Orville Woodruff. 

Auburn, CA — Ercie O. Woodnch. 

E Los Angeles, CA — John A. Prentice. 

El Monte, CA — Lawrence Needham. 

Kansas City, KS — Terrance M. Dyche. 

New York, NY — Edwin Van Glahn. 

Chicago, IL — Alfred C. Dahms. 

Casper, WY— Danice G. Chaffin. 

East San Diego, CA— Roy R. Rose. 

Napoleon, OH — Marguerite O. Vogelsong (s). 

Sydney, NS, CAN— Muriel G. Bums (s), Violet Slade 


Washington, DC — Harvey E. Bryant. 

Montgomery County, PA — Mary Susan Gambone 

(s), Robert W. Otterbein. 

SI. Louis, MO — Gerhard H. Drescher. 

Los Angeles, CA — Alfred Docton, Alice A. Eubanks 

(s), Margaret Ann Reeves (s). 

Havward, CA— Donald L. Burton, Ulys J. C. Curtis, 

William G. Ylimaki. 

Ft. William, Ont., CAN — Edward Laaksonen, Ove 


MelhournC'Daytona Beach, FL — 22. 

Anniston, AL— Elmer A. Knight. 

Orlando, FL — Everette F. Gilbert. 

Columbia, SC — George B. Crews. 

Las Vegas, NV— Jewel P. Bolles. 

Renton, WA — Lyman L. Vanderpool, Vema G. 

Nelson (s). 

Monroe, LA — Ercell Wood Evans, Glen E. Hazle- 

wood . 

Escanaba, MI — Leona L. Nolde (s). 

Russcllville, AR— Stark Road Roach. 

Clouquet, MN — Harold Oliver Pohjola. 

Snoqualmie, WA — Donald N. Willing. 

New Orleans, LA — Ernest Watts, John A. Wiltz, 

Norton A. Gerard. 

St. Paul, MN— Vernon M. Hessler. 

Pasco, WA— Cecil Clifton Hill. 

Lubbock, TX— Alton W. Kiser, Jim E. Gary. 

Van Nuys, CA — Ernest Carl Hufford. Harold Gene 


Hempstead, NY — Michelle A, Ohalloran (s). 

New Orleans, LA — Oneal A. Robin. 

Temple, TX — Mattie Lea Mitchell (s). 

Pr George, BC, CAN— Harvey Pion. 

Ocean County, NJ— Gilbert S. Ochs. 

San Diego, CA— Carl T, McCollum. Ralph C. Taylor, 

Winifred P. Toby. 

Grand Forks, ND — Oilman Bakken. 

Adrian. MI — Hilma Lillian Fauver (s). 

Martinez, CA— Charles H. Whisler, Gaetano S. 

Balistreri, Mary Frances Burrows (s), Michael J. 

BicrsdortT, Wilfred Stone. 

Medford, OR — Howard Leonard Wells. 

Bellingham, WA — Newman Nixon Fulbright. 

Phoenix, AZ — Helen M. Durnavich (s), William B. 


Boston, MA — Louis J. Camillo. 

Anaheim, CA — Edwin J. Tilson, Robert G. Gulman. 

Newark, NJ — Elmer Burden, Florence Sullivan (s), 

Frank A. Paultz. Helen T. Stultz (s), James L. Love, 

William L. Hanson. 

Pittsburgh, PA — James L. Sweeney. 

Piqua OH— William Elliott. 

Pittsburgh, PA — Berzy B. Greenawalt. 

McMinnville, OR — Robert Burch. 

Ocala, Fl^Paul Bryant Sr. 

Scranton, PA — Irene Karpovich (s), John Delvec- 


Corinth, MS — James Woodie Basham Jr., Jerald 

Dean Lancaster. 

Fort Payne, AL — Joe Wheeler. 

Long Beach, CA — Terumasa Murakami. 

Inglewood, CA — Lawrence F. Boll. 

Ventura, CAN — Frances G. Winkler (s). 

Sudbury, Ont., CA — Lionel Lafleur. 

Rainelle, WV— Janet L. Walters (s). 

San Francisco, CA — Harold Grand. 

San Diego, CA — Alice Margaret Pena (s). 

Redding, CA — Carrie 1. Bernheisel (s). 

Tacoma, WA — Weldon Barrett. 

2652 Standard, CA— Albra L. Glasgow. 

2687 Auburn, CA — Ruie Lena Olson (s). 

2714 Dallas, OR— Arthur August May. 

2739 Yakima, WA— Rudolph L. Jensen, Theodora llee 

Scott (s). 
2750 Springfield, OR— Clifford W. Skeels. 
2787 Springfield, OR — Stanley Raymond Senchina Jr. 
2817 Quebec, Que., CAN— Leonce Goyette. 
2902 Burns, OR— Gilbert Shephered, Jeraldyne Joye Ho- 

gan (s), William Idris Jones. 
2942 Albanv, OR— Helen Gertrude Renken (s). 
2949 Roseburg, OR— Francis M. McNeese, Wilbur R. 

3038 Bonner, MT— Harry Keenan. 
3054 London, Ont., CAN — Adrian Jacobus Steyn. 
7000 Province of Quebec LcL 134-2 — Georges Arnold, 

Medard Lecuyer. 


Continued from Page 23 

pockets, rule and pencil pockets, ham- 
mer loop antd button fly are features 
included in this pair. Out of the Shopper 
they price at $21,95, and they're Union 
made. (To order a free copy of The 
Union Label Shopper, see the article 
which follows.) 

Randy Quiring, one of our Canadian 
members, says he has worn GWG over- 
alls for years. Unfortunately, they are 
becoming "museum pieces because most 
carpenters are wearing leather pouches. ' ' 
While trying to find an address for the 
company, all Brother Quiring could find 
was Great West Garments, Edmonton, 
Alberta, Canada. The cost of the over- 
alls is approximately $50. 

According to Mrs. David Pettigrew, 
her husband swears by Carhart. Brother 
Lettigrew is in construction and feels 
this brand hold up the best. Their over- 
alls have a high back, tool pockets, 
hammer loops, reinforced back pock- 
ets. They can be ordered from Gander 
Mountain Inc., P.O. Box 248, Wilmot, 
Wis., 53192-0248. The cost is $32.99 
plus shipping and handling. Mrs. Let- 
tigrew says this catalog also has a good 
variety of work clothes and "terrific 

Dwayne West of Local 642, Rich- 
mond. Calif., says the Carhart brand is 
the best around. He has worn the brand 
for 10 years and will buy nothing else. 

Along with suggested overall brands, 
we received care instructions from Harry 
Joughin of Ocean Grove. N.J. He was 
disturbed that his overalls were falling 
apart only after one month's wear. 
While working on the construction of 
a new store, he asked a clerk in the 
thread section if companies were treat- 
ing the thread before they made the 
products. Although the clerk didn't have 
an answer to Joughin's question, he did 
have a suggestion on how to make the 
overalls last longer. He was instructed 
to use extra amounts of fabric softener 
and warm water when he washed the 
overalls. Joughin's recommendation for 
overall care is: Wash new overalls (never 
wear them before they are washed) in 
warm water, with a cup or lid of fabric 
softener and a like amount of detergent. 

Add an extra cup of fabric softener in 
the warm rinse water. Air dry (don't 
put them in the dryer) preferably out- 
side . He works with two pair of overalls 
at all times; a pair he is wearing and a 
pair being washed. Since he is a floor 
coverer, the knees of his overalls wear 
out first. To solve this problem, Joughin 
covers the knee area with Vicrotex or 
some other heavy wall covering mate- 
rial using contact adhesive. 

We appreciate the responses we re- 
ceived. Hopefully this information will 
help not only Brother Albritton, but the 
rest of our members who might be 
having the same trouble. 

Label Shopper 
at new location 

The Union Label Shopper, a catalog pur- 
chasing program instituted by the American 
Union Shopper Corporation of Fairfield, 
Iowa, is under new management. 

The program now belongs to and is under 
the direction of TOPCO, a union organiza- 
tion of long standing, TOPCO is known for 
its quaUty line of union-made caps, T-shirts, 
jackets and other sportswear, and its de- 
pendability and reliability in expediting ship- 

Jim Lappen, owner, is committed to con- 
tinue the "shopper" and honor all orders. 
He is enthusiastic about expanding his op- 
eration and has a new catalog published and 
ready for mailing. 

The new address and telephone number 
is; Union Label Shopper, 2531 North Dirk- 
sen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62702, 
Phone: 217/528-6876. 

Scabs Don't Make Quality 


Don't Buy McCready 


Next time you feed 
your face. . . 

think about your heart. 

Sh American Heart Association 





Valli & Colombo (USA, Inc.) has intro- 
duced designer door handles for a variety of 
hand dsyfunctions. The handles are designed 
with a basic shape for disabled people, with 
variations for dystonic, spastic and ataxic 
bands. Clockwise, from top left: H157 is 
developed for dystonic hands that have im- 
paired strength; HI 58 is designed for spastic 
hands that have convulsions or muscular 
contractions ; H 1 59 is geared for ataxic hands 
which lack motor coordination and preci- 
sion; HI 56 is for those hands that have light 
or large grips. 

Valli & Colombo is an international leader 
in designer door and window handles, cab- 
inet hardware and coordinated accessories. 
Further information on the Desipro handles 


Calculated Industries 29 

Clifton Enterprises 39 

Foley-Belsaw 26 

Nailers 39 

Texas Tool Mfg 27 

TRF Products 27 

Vaughan & Bushnell Mfg 26 

and the entire Valli & Colombo catalog is 
available by contacting Valli & Colombo 
(USA), Inc., Duarte, Calif., at (800) 423- 
7161 or 818/359-2569. 


A Une of soft-face hammers that incor- 
porates 40 different styles and sizes of tools 
has been introduced by Vaughan & Bushnell 
Mfg. Co. The line includes copper-face ham- 
mers, rawhide hammers and mallets, dead- 
blow hammers, nylon-face hammers and a 
new design in split-head hammers. 

Soft face hammers are used extensively 
by tool makers, sheet metal workers and in 
general manufacturing where it is necessary 
to deliver heavy blows without marrying the 
struck surface. The lighter mallets find ap- 
plications around the home in model building 
and wood joinery. 

Vaughan's new line encompasses a range 
of tools from 3 oz. mallets to IVi lb. ham- 
mers. Only the highest quahty seasoned and 
compressed rawhide is used, and copper- 
face hammers feature pure electrolytic cop- 
per faces. Dead-blow hammers utilize a shot- 
filled head to dampen rebound. With the 
exception of the rawhide mallets, all of these 
new tools utilize easily-replaceable faces to 
extend their service life. 

For literature and prices contact Vaughan 
& Bushnell Mfg. Co., 11414 Maple Ave., 
Hebron, IL 60034. Call toll-free 1 800 435- 
6000 (1 815 648-2446 in Illinois). 


Rally Products, Londonderry, NH, re- 
cently announced the introduction of its 
Style 820 women's fashion safety frame. 
Representing the latest innovations in pro- 
tective eyewear, the 820 is available with 
snap on or permanently attached side shields. 

The 820 is available in three colors and in 
two eye sizes. The product meets ANSI 
Z87.1 standards. 

Rally Products is a manufacturer of pro- 
tective eyewear for industrial, commercial 
and general consumer applications. More 
information on the Style 820 as well as new- 
catalogs, price lists and colorful wall charts 
of frame styles are available from the Cus- 
tomer Service Office, Rally Products, Ltd., 
Hillside Avenue, Londonderry, NH 03053, 
(603) 434-2123. 

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Formulating policy 

with and without 

modern technology 

Local union meetings, 

seminars, hiead-to-liead 

discussions do the job 

One of the great difficulties of an international 
labor union today — and of any democratic orga- 
nization or government, for that matter — is the 
problem of formulating policy . . . getting the mes- 
sage to the membership and getting feedback, so 
that policies can be established and carried out. 

We're bombarded with television, computer 
printouts, satellite transmissions and telecommun- 
ications. Any politician capable of getting elected 
and reelected realizes the lesson learned in the 
Nixon-Kennedy Presidential debates of 1960 — 
television is indeed a devastating tool with which 
to create image. In the 27 years since that event, 
the art of packaging ideas and people and influ- 
encing public opinion has almost become a science. 

Computer technology, which has grown in mons- 
ter proportions during the past decade, has enabled 
advertisers and promoters to take your name and 
address and twist them into apparently personal- 
ized letters. 

"Dear Joe Blow: You have been selected as one 
of the possible prize winners of a new automobile 
in your neighborhood," if you'll just sign up for a 
luxury cabin in the Swiss Chalet Highlands . . . 
and so on and so on ... It comes in every day's 

What's so irritating about the flood of informa- 
tion and misinformation bombarding us each day 
is the fact that we must compete with it at every 
turn. This magazine which you are reading is sent 
to you by what the Postal Service calls "third 
class mail." This is cheaper for us than second 
class mail, which was set up originally for maga- 
zines and newspapers, and the Carpenter gets to 
you just as quickly. Also, our third class permit 
allows us, for 300 each, to get address corrections 
from your local postoffice. However, third class 
mail is what we used to call "junk mail." It includes 
circulars, department store advertisements, Read- 

er's Digest promotions and almost everything that 
doesn't fall under personal letters and periodicals. 
Your union magazine wants to be read, and, if 
you're not attending local union meetings, it's the 
only way you'll find out what's going on. 

Which brings me to my main point in this January 
message — the next to last message I will prepare 
as your general president, incidentally. If you saw 
the announcement on Page 3 of this issue of 
Carpenter, you know that I will be retiring next 
month. I expect to wrap up my final thoughts as 
your general president in the February issue. 

My point is this: Your union, like it or not, is 
your closest friend on the job ... if it's a union 
job. It will consider and file your grievance. It will 
work to eliminate work hazards and bargain for 
better wages and working conditions. When you 
get right down to it, it's your bread and butter and 
the livelihood of you and your loved ones. 

If there's a choice between a television melo- 
drama or a game of pool at the local tavern or 
attending the monthly union meeting, I urge you 
to choose the latter. You may be just the gusto 
your local union needs to do its work effectively. 

Now I'm not kidding anybody. I've been to 
hundreds of local and council union meetings, and 
some of them can be awfully dull. So is sitting in 
a doctor's outer office or waiting in a supermarket 
line or burning up gasoline in heavy traffic . . . 
but you do it, because you know it's all going to 
get you somewhere. You're going to accomplish 

I'll say this to you: Round up some of your 
union buddies and get them to a union meeting. 
You'll accomplish something worthwhile, even if 
it's just causing the recording secretary to start 
counting heads and making detailed notes. 

I am particularly' happy that we have just com- 
pleted our 1987 series of regional seminars for 
your fulltime officers and business agents. With 
only a few exceptions, every fulltime UBC officer 
and business agent in a construction local in the 
United States and Canada attended one of these 
weeklong seminars. They attended workshops, 
asked questions, got the latest information. 

There is no substitute for this head-to-head 
discussion of issues which concern you and your 
trade. If your business agent doesn't have the 
answer to your particular problem, he now knows 
how and where to get an answer. The lines to his 
or her district or state or provincial council, to his 
or her district board member and to the General 
Office in Washington are not cluttered with all this 

nonessential stuff in your mailbox. These lines are 
talking union and they're usually talking dollars 
and sense. 

I was reading a newsletter from a Texas con- 
gressman the other day. He was suggesting that 
"our country today is becoming a foundering giant, 
unable to set national policy, unable to implement 
policy goals, and consequently severely lacking in 
realistic achievement." 

He has a point. We often find ourselves bogged 
down awaiting decisions from the National Labor 
Relations Board or floundering through the courts 
on some legal issue which should never have gone 
to the courts in the first place. 

This Texas congressman I was quoting also has 
this to say: "Our government itself, by sheer size 
and complication, generates confusion. Both the 
legislative and executive branches have become 
giant bureaucratic monsters, controlled by staff 
empires that shape policy to a much greater degree 
than the President or the individual members of 
the House and Senate. It is a well-known fact in 
this town that the palace guard is much more 
influential than the man himself, regardless of who 
is in power." 

I guess 1 could draw parallels in our own union. 
We've had to go into data processing, computers, 
telecommunications and all the rest . . . just to 
keep up with modern communications and tech- 

But I hope the day never comes when some 
robot starts telling us what to do in collective 
bargaining. I'd hate to see the buck eventually 
stop at some massive machine. 

We are a union of craft and industrial workers 
with a common cause. We come from many diverse 
backgrounds. Our needs vary to some extent, but 
we share common goals, human goals and not 
machine goals. 

I am reminded of the Wall Street collapse, last 
October. Some of that financial disaster was said 
to have been caused by computers in brokerage 
houses all over the world, which were working 
without human control. These wizard machines 
were fed all kinds of financial data about compa- 
nies, conglomerates and multinational corpora- 
tions and they were instructed to give advice on 
when to buy stock and when to sell stock. When 
wires got crossed and odd things happened on the 
stock exchange floors, they almost went berserk. 
Without human guidance, they began unloading 
stocks. It didn't stop until Dow Jones and cool 
heads took over. 

May this never happen to us. We are a union 
of people. Our greatest resource is the human 
intellect and the human emotion we use to make 
our decisions. To me, the thoughts and ambitions 
of individual members arriving at a consensus is 
the wellspring of union democracy. 

That's why I say, fellow union member, that 
you should join with the more than 600,000 other 
members of our organization and help to formulate 
the policies which will see us through the year 
1988 and the many, many years to come. 

May you and yours have a happy and prosperous 
new year. 

General President 


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

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WHEN WE SAir... 

This is the year we'll be telling America what unions mean to 
the workplace, to families, and communities. "UNION YES" is 
the simple, powerful slogan of the AFL-CIO's $13 million 
advertising campaign on television and radio. "UNION YES" will 
make it clear that unions are attracting a new generation of 
workers. "UNION YES" will show how unions are vital to our 
society — by providing a voice on the job, and by addressing 
issues that are crucial to all Americans. This exciting campaign 
will be made even more powerful with your active, enthusiastic 
support. As an individual member, you can carry the message 
of "UNION YES" to friends and family, to other union members, 
to unorganized workers — even to the news media. America 
needs unions to get moving again. So let's talk up "UNION 
YES" — so that ever yone will be able to get the message: 

~ "bruary 195? 


Unifed Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 

Founded 1881 

I, Sigurd Lucassen, do 
solemnly and sincerely 
pledge my honor as a 
man — in the presence of 
the members of this Or- 
der here assembled— to 
perform the duties of my 
office as prescribed in the 
Constitution and Laws — 
and unless prevented by 
sickness or some una- 
voidable accident — that I 
m\\ deliver to my succes- 
sor in office all books, 
papers and other property 
of the United Brotherhood 
that may be in my pos- 
session at the close of my 
official term. All of this I 
most sincerely promise, 
with a full knowledge that 
to violate this pledge is to 
stamp me as a man de- 
void of principle and des- 
titute of honor, only wor- 
thy of the scorn and 
contempt of my fellow 

—The oath of office taken by the 
new general president of the 
United Brotherhood. A similar 
oath is taken by all general, local 
or district officers of the United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners ol America. 

Retiring General President Campbell, Incoming President Lucassen 















101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
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Sigurd Lucassen 

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John Pruitt 

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First District, Joseph F. Lia 
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Second District, George M. Walish 

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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 RoUa Street Suite 2 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
East End Building 
1122 N.E. 122nd Ave., Suite B-114 
Portland, Oregon 97230 

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

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

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 
Calgary, Alberta, T2K OG3 

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William Konyha, General President Emeritus 
Peter Terzick, General Treasurer Emeritus 
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President Campbell retires, Lucassen succeeds 2 

Poverty and profiteers fuel maguiladora system AFL-CIO News 4 

Labor's part of the First Amendment Lane Kirkland 7 

Building trades protest OhbayashI policies 9 

Long-term health care and poverty PAI 10 

UNION YES: Unions didn't cause loss of building jobs 11 

CLIC Report: Labor's backlogged agenda moves ahead 17 

Reaching new heights in construction 19 


Washington Report 6 

Local Union News 13 

f^embers in the News 16 

We Congratulate 18 

Ottawa Report 20 

Apprenticeship and Training 21 

Retirees Notebook 24 

Consumer Clipboard: Many consumers not buying home equity 25 

Labor News Roundup 26 

Plane Gossip 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 29 

In Memoriam • • ■ 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Patrick J. Campbell 40 

Sigurd Lucassen became general prss- 
ident of the United Brotherhood of Car- 
penters and Joiners of America, ibis 
month. He succeeds Patrick J. Campbei!, 
who has served as general president since 
November. 1982. 

In a quiet and symbolic ceremony in 
the general president's office, Campbell 
turned over a gavel of leadership to his 

The Constitution and Laws of the United 
Brotherhood provides for the orderly 
succession of president and first vice 
president. When either office is vacated 
by retirement or death between conven- 
tions, the next in line moves up. In turn, 
the second general vice president be- 
comes first vice president, and a member 
is selected to fill the vacancy in the 
second vice presidency until the next 
general convention. 

Lucassen is the 19th general president 
in the United Brotherhood's 106-year 
history. Gabriel Edmonston of Washing- 
ton, D.C., was the first president, elected 
at the UBC's founding convention in 
1881. There was a steady succession of 
presidents until the beginning of the 20th 
Century — 1 1 in 19 years — as the organi- 
zation met annually to establish itself. 
William D. Huber became president in 
1899 and served until 1913; he was fol- 
lowed by James Kirby for two years. 

The longest tenure as general president 
was served by William Hutcheson. "Big 
Bill' ' , as he was called by many members, 
served from 1915 to 1952, when he was 
succeeded by his son, Maurice A. 
Hutcheson, who was president for 20 
years, retiring in 1972. 

For more than a century, the UBC has 
been blessed with a sequence of leaders 
dedicated to the causes of workers and 
organized labor. — Photograph by Fed- 
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Patrick J. Campbell, general 
president of the United Broth- 
erhood of Carpenters and Join- 
ers of America for the past five 
years and a member of the 
UBC for 42 years, retired Feb- 
ruary 1. 

Under provisions of the 
UBC's constitution and laws, 
Sigurd Lucassen, first general 
vice president, assumes the 
Brotherhood's highest office. 
At the same time, John Pruitt, 
second general vice president, 
becomes first general vice pres- 
ident. The naming of a new 
second general vice president 
will take place at a future meet- 
ing of the UBC's general exec- 
utive board. 

Campbell, 69, assumed the 
highest office in the UBC on 
November 1, 1982, follow- 
ing the retirement of William 
Konyha. A native of New 
York, Campbell joined Carpen- 
ters Local 964, Rockland 
County, N.Y., in 1945 after his 
discharge from four years of 
military service during World 
War II with the Air Force in 
the Pacific. 

After a decade of active 
work with his local union and 

General President Campbell retires; 
Sig Lucassen succeeds to top office 

Retired General President Campbell 
speaking to a legislative conference of the 
AFL-CIO Building and Construction 
Trades Department. Campbell consistently 
fought for reform of America's labor laws 
during his tenure as an international offi- 

Campbell with two general presidents 
emeriti of the United Brotherhood, as they 
shared the platform at the 1987 UBC con- 
vention in Toronto. At left. General Presi- 
dent Emeritus William Konyha and, at 
right. General President Emeritus William 

council, he was appointed by 
General President Maurice 
Hutcheson as an international 
organizer, and he moved to the 
General Office in Washington, 
D.C., in 1966 as assistant to the 
general president. 

When President Campbell 
took office in 1982 he called 
upon all members, their fami- 
lies and relatives to "join in my 
quest to move forward and not 
to rest on our past laurels ..." 

"We are in very bad times," 
he said, "with high unemploy- 
ment — a time of attack by foes 
such as the open shoppers, the 
Associated Builders and Con- 
tractors and groups pushing 
antiunion legislation nationally, 


in the states and in municipali- 

Tlie early 1980s were, in- 
deed, bad times for much of or- 
ganized labor. High unemploy- 
ment, an unbalanced and 
growing trade deficit and other 
factors made life difficult for 
many union members. Camp- 
bell instigated aggressive cam- 
paigns against anti-union ele- 
ments in the forest products 
industry. He called to task the 
corporate leaders of American 
Express because of their non- 
union construction, and he 
made the UBC's special pro- 
grams an integral part of the 
union activity. 

The first retiree clubs were 
chartered during his tenure. 
The apprenticeship and training 
department tightened and 
strengthened its administrative 
structure. Operation Turn- 
around, the Brotherhood's ef- 
forts to work with management 
and the public to improve their 
common lot was expanded. The 
UBC's work in the industrial 
sector increased. It has been a 
busy five years of work. 

Sigurd Lucassen, 60, a 35- 
year member of the union, is a 
resident of Red Bank, N.J., 
and a member of Carpenters 
Local 2250 of the community. 
He served as business repre- 
sentative of his local union un- 
til 1963 when he was elected to 
the general executive board of 
the New Jersey State Council 
of Carpenters. He became pres- 
ident of the state council in 

Three years earlier, he had 
been appointed a general repre- 
sentative of the UBC, and in 
1978 he was elected to the Car- 
penters general executive 
board, representing the UBC's 
District 2. 

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., 
and the son of Norwegian im- 
migrants, Lucassen grew up in 
a strong union environment. 
His father was a member of 
Carpenters Local 1162, College 
Point, N.Y., and his mother re- 
tired at age 82 after many years 
as a member of the Interna- 
tional Ladies' Garment Work- 
ers Union. Lucassen's son is a 
member of Local 2250; his 
daughter Carol is married to a 
business agent of the Laborers' 
local union in New Jersey. 

Sigurd Lucassen acknowledging ap- 
plause at a testimonial dinner hon- 
oring him in his home stale of New 

Lucassen sharing the platform with 
U.S. Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, 
now a Presidential candidate, and 
Howard Samuel, president of the 
AFL-CIO Industrial Union Depart- 

Above, Lucassen with fellow dele- 
gates to a labor gathering. Pictured 
at right, with General President 
Campbell and an officer of the Mill- 
wright Contractors Association. 


As first general vice president, 
above. Lucassen was in charge of 
apprenticeship and training, union 
label promotion and other interna- 
tional work. 

Lucassen as he was sworn in as a 
member of the board of the AFL- 
CIO Union Label and Service 
Trades Department by department 
president James Hatfield. 

Left, in a platform discussion with 
General President Emeritus Bill 
Konvha during a general convention 
of the UBC. 


High-tech glimmer of American-owned assembly plants in Juarez. Mexico, contrasts sharply with the stark poverty 
just outside the barbed-wire topped fences of the maquiladora complex. The desire of families to escape to a better 
way of life fuels the continuing supply of workers — mainly young women — who toil for wages as low as 53 cents an 
hour. Many major U.S. corporations have built plants at the government-subsidized sites, eliminating hundreds of 
thousands of U.S. jobs. Photographs by Carmen Delle Donne for lUE News 

Poverty and profiteers 
fuel maquiladora system 

Young women ranging in age from 
14 to 25, working nine-hour days in 
plants where safety is uniformly ig- 
nored, earning as Httle as 53 cents an 
hour and denied the benefit of unions — 
that's the profile of the workforce in 
Mexico's profitable maquiladora com- 
plex that has sprung up just across the 
Rio Grande River. 

This dismal picture emerges from the 
first-hand observations of Carmen DeUe 

Donne, who visited the booming ma- 
quiladoras in Juarez and returned to 
write about it for the lUE News, the 
official publication of the Electronic 

Delle Donne describes the maquila 
workforce this way: 

"These are the youngsters who have 
taken the jobs that used to provide a 
decent living for thousands of industrial 
workers in the United States — jobs at 

American companies which during the 
past 20 years have abandoned American 
communities and workers for low wages 
and higher profits along the northern 
border in Mexico." 

The lUE reporter was barred from 
visiting the plants by employers who 
don't want the outside world to see 
their operations and by government 
officials whose concern appears to lie 
less in the welfare of Mexico's workers 

Jobs of American workers wiped out 
as multinational firms seek lowest wages 

than in the multi billion dollar foreign 
trade surplus these U.S. runaways pro- 
duce each year. 

Mexican law requires that unless 
youngsters are at least 16 years old, 
they must get their parents' permission 
to take a job. In a region riddled with 
poverty, families often succumb to the 
lure of a few more dollars a week to 
help keep a roof over their heads and 
some food on the table. 


But when parental permission is with- 
held, many 14-year-old girls alter their 
birth certificates or borrow identifica- 
tion from a friend. Some do it because 
they're ashamed to return to school 
after failing classes. Others are unwed 
mothers obliged to work to support their 
babies. Many of the rest enter the 
workforce simply out of what one of 
them described to DeUe Donne as "cur- 

In any event, both the government 
and the employers turn a blind and 
uncaring eye to the growing practice of 
child labor in general and the exploi- 
tation of young women in particular. 

The scheme to lure American assem- 
bly plants across the Rio Grande began 
in the late 1960s to create employment 
for Mexican males along the border. 
The cancellation of the American bra- 
cero agricultural program — which had 
employed large numbers of Mexican 
nationals — left as many as 50% of these 
men jobless. 

But while the strategy to boost the 
business climate in Mexico succeeded, 
the maquilas didn't absorb the unem- 
ployed male population. Instead, the 
American-owned companies turned to 
a workforce that is at least 70% female. 

The plant managers claimed that they 
did so because women have "greater 
manual dexterity" than men. But, Delle 
Donne found out, the basic reason was 
that women are "more docile" — an- 
other way of saying that they accept 
menial tasks without complaining and 


are more easily dissuaded from joining 
unions. And they endure hazardous 
workplace conditions because the gov- 
ernment doesn't enforce on-the-job 
safety protections. 

"People are forced to work in the 
plants," one worker told the lUE re- 
porter. "But they are not very happy." 

What happened to the men who were 
supposed to get jobs to replace those 
lost when the bracero program shut 

Some of them are idle, others have 
taken temporary employment, but the 
vast majority have slipped across the 
border as undocumented workers that 
American agribusiness attracted over 
the years. 


The maquiladoras have caused enor- 
mous job losses in the United States. 
But they haven't helped lift Mexican 
workers out of poverty. Nor are the 
jobs secure, as a quarter of the work- 
force found out during the 1974-75 
recession. Some plants closed while 
others weathered the storm with cut- 
backs, layoffs and shorter hours. 

Beyond that, expert observers are 
concerned that, one day soon, they'll 
pull up stakes and move on to even less 
developed nations where wage scales 
are still lower than in Mexico. 

That's the view of Guillermina Valdes- 
Villalva, founder and director of the 
Center for Working Women in Juarez, 
who insists that the maquiladoras are a 
"temporary" phenomenon and that 
they've survived this long only because 
of government concessions granted to 
meet that country's deep economic cri- 

A student of the economic and so- 
ciological impact of the maquilas for 
more than a decade, Valdes-Villalva 

"Already studies are being made in 
the English-speaking Caribbean, in Af- 
rica and in China as to where they're 
Continued on Page 38 

A broad array of 
modern factories 
and industrial 
plants line the 
streets of Mexican 
border towns, with 
familiar American 
trade names on dis- 

/ / '^ ^ ^ ' 



How about 
a few kilos 
of tortillas 
eachi week or 
a few kilos 
of frijoles? 

American operators of plants in the 
maquiladora complex in Mexico are 
getting some advice on how to keep 
low-paid workers content on a scant 
$2.52 a day. 

That's what sweatshop paychecks 
average for the 300.000 maquila work- 
ers — most of them women and girls — 
even after a 25% boost in the minimum 
wage that took effect in October. 

According to Twin Plant News — a 
monthly magazine based in El Paso. 
Texas, that extols the virtues of moving 
U.S. assembly operations across the 
border to minimize payroll costs and 
maximize profits — "there are ways to 
keep the minimum wage people at min- 
imum wage." 

Among the big-hearted suggestions 
offered by the magazine are such items 
as "free or subsidized lunches" and as- 
sistance with transportation costs. And, 
Twin Plant News asks, "How about a 
free kilo of tortillas each week or a few 
kilos of frijoles?" 

What's more, it says, with winter on 
its way, employees of the U.S. parent 
corporation could "clean out their clos- 
ets of those items they'll never get into 
again," and send the hand-me-downs to 
the Mexican plant for distribution 
"where it will do the most good." 

"Remember," the article continues, 
"many of the homes (on the Mexican 
side of the border) are poorly heated, if 
heated at all. and warm clothing and 
blankets feel good on those cold 

The magazine also had a suggestion 
for Mexico's maquila associations that 
play such an active role in luring Amer- 
ican plants south of the border: "Un- 
dertake the collection of clothing and 
food for distribution" to needy work- 

It hardly poor-mouths the Mexican 
maquila associations. After all. it con- 
ceded, "they sponsor our annual trip to 
Acapulco or Puerta Vallarta." 

So while American corporate execu- 
tives loll on the sunny beaches favored 
by the jet-setters, the magazine said, 
they should keep this thought in mind 
about their minimum-wage workers: 
"They will appreciate anything you can 
do above and beyond the normal gov- 
ernmental increase." 



In December the Senate voted 94-0 to make Ann 
Dore McLaughlin the Reagan administration's third 
Secretary of Labor in the past seven years. 

McLaughlin, 46, earlier had easily won unani- 
mous approval of the Senate Labor and Human 
Resources Committee, following a low-key one-hour 
hearing during which she said she would concen- 
trate on a review of the Labor Department's en- 
forcement responsibilities; support for cooperative 
government, labor, and management efforts on 
workplace issues and promoting education and 

A public relations executive who served as an 
assistant secretary of the treasury and undersecre- 
tary of the interior in the past six years, McLaughlin 
said she plans to compensate for her lack of exper- 
tise in labor areas by seeking the counsel of mem- 
bers of Congress, union and business leaders and 

McLaughlin said she would follow her predeces- 
sor William E. Brock, who left to run the presidential 
campaign of Senator Robert E. Dole (R-Kan.), in 
seeking solutions to employment and workplace 
problems, like child care, in the private sector. 


By the year 2000, the number of Americans over 
the age of 50 will have increased by 14 million over 
current population figures. This shift in social demo- 
graphics raises major implications for work in Amer- 
ica; for employers, unions and labor-management 
relations practices; and for public policies on retire- 
ment and health care. 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor- 
Management Relations and Cooperative Programs 
and Wayne State University will cosponsor a na- 
tional conference focusing on an aging population 
and work force and present an agenda for action on 
March 10-11, 1988, at the Westin Hotel in the 
Renaissance Center in Detroit. 

Among the issues to be discussed will be demo- 
graphic trends in the labor force, retirement and 
income security policies, education, retraining, and 
job mobility, age discrimination, health care for 
older workers and retirees, and new directions in 
labor-management relations. 


At the urging of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan 
(D-N.Y.), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 
passed two treaties of the International Labor Orga- 
nization regarding labor consultations and the 
safety of merchant seamen. 

The ILO, an agency of the United Nations with 
1 50 member states, examines labor conditions and 
establishes international labor standards. In recent 
years the ILO has taken courageous stands against 
human rights violations in Poland and other coun- 
tries. Since the founding of the ILO in 1919, the 
United States has ratified only seven ILO treaties, 
known as conventions. 

Convention No. 144, passed by a vote of 16-3, 
sets forth a standard for bringing government, busi- 
ness and labor together for effective three-way con- 
sultations on ILO matters. Convention No. 147, re- 
garding the ability of "port states" to protect the 
health and safety of seamen manning merchant 
vessels calling at their ports, passed by a vote 
of 18-0. 

"If the full Senate ratifies these conventions, it will 
be the first such action since 1 953 — an event long 
overdue," Senator Moynihan said. 


President Reagan has named James M. Stephens 
as the 13th chairman of the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board. 

Stephens, 41, has been a member of the NLRB 
since November 1 , 1 985, and is serving a term that 
expires in August 1990. His designation as chair- 
man does not require Senate confirmation. 

Knowledgeable sources described Stephens as 
honest and straightfonward, and "not an ideologue." 
Stephens voted in the majority in a number of 2-1 
cases where there was a strong dissent by the 
controversial Donald Dotson, who recently stepped 
down as chairman. Stephens also was on the other 
side in similar split decisions from boardmember 
Wilford W. Johansen, a careerist whom conserva- 
tives were pushing for the chairmanship. 

The National Right to Work Committee earlier 
sent a scathing letter to the White House in an 
effort to block both Stephens and the nomination of 
John E. Higgins Jr., now NLRB deputy general 
counsel, to the vacant seat. Higgins is reportedly 
favored for the seat over another top candidate, 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor-Management 
Relations Salvatore Martoche. 


Ten percent of all workers changed occupations 
between January 1986 and 1987, over half of them 
in hopes of better pay or working conditions, the 
U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statis- 
tics reported. About one in eight of the workers 
switched occupations, however, because they lost 
their previous jobs. 

About 831 ,000 persons who changed occupa- 
tions in this period were black, and more than half 
(51 .3%) left their jobs in hopes of better pay or 
working conditions, paralleling the overall 53% in 
the nation. 




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who don't own a newspaper or television sta- 
tion and who, nonetheless, want to make their 
voice heard consists of increasingly restrictive 
time-place-and-manner tests. ' 

President, AFL-CIO 

The free press is flourishing in Amer- 
ica as we mark the Constitution's bi- 
centennial; in this respect the First 
Amendment to the Constitution contin- 
ues to pay incalculable social dividends. 

No country has shown a greater al- 
legiance to a wider interchange of un- 
fettered and uninhibited opinion, con- 
jecture, information — and even the 
occasional thoughtful insight — than the 
United States today. That is all to the 
good. The right to think for oneself and 
to speak the truth as one sees it, is an 
essential precondition to reaching our 
full potential as individuals within our 

James Madison, in arguing against 
the Sedition Act of 1798, stated: "It is 
manifestly impossible to punish the in- 
tent to bring those who administer the 
government into disrepute or contempt, 
without striking at the right of freely 
discussing public characters and mea- 
sures; . . . nor can there be a doubt 
. . . that a government thus entrenched 
in penal statutes against the just and 
natural effects of a culpable adminis- 
tration, will easily evade the responsi- 
bility which is essential to a faithful 
discharge of its duty." 

For that reason, Madison said that a 
vigorous, contentious press serves its 
function in assuring that "the people. 

not the government, possess the abso- 
lute sovereignty." In this, as in many 
other respects, history has proved Mad- 
ison right. 

Unfortunately, the freedoms of as- 
sembly and association — what we trade 
unionists call our part of the First 
Amendment — are not in equal favor. 

These rights of freedom of assembly 
and association are, in the main, the 
redoubt of the great numbers of average 
citizens. The petition for redress of 
grievances, the protest march, the mass 
meeting, the picket line and the con- 
certed refusal to work are the methods 
by which those without great means or 
special access to governmental officials 
or their fellow citizens make their voices 

These associational rights are, there- 
fore, a particular force in furthering the 
demands for justice and equality of 
working people, of women and minor- 
ities — of all those who in one regard or 
another, at one time or another, are 
relegated to a secondary status. 

The promising beginning during which 
the Constitution was read to grant pro- 
tections as broad as those enjoyed by 
the institutional press to pamphleteers, 
pickets and protest marchers has not 
been sustained. Today, the constitu- 
tional law facing the individuals who 

don't own a newspaper or television 
station and who nonetheless want to 
make their voice heard consists of in- 
creasingly restrictive "time, place and 
manner" tests and of hypertechnical 
distinctions concerning access to "tra- 
ditional public forums," to "public for- 
ums by government designation" and 
to "non-public forums." 

Freedom of speech and of the press 
are the special concern of various elites 
which have the means and the desire 
to protect their prerogatives; they have 
access to, or they own, the ink. This 
intellectual community, which joins with 
the labor movement in protecting and 
advancing free speech rights generally, 
has, it appears to me, by and large, 
politely disengaged itself when the cause 
is the right to associate and to challenge 
the status quo. Somehow forgotten is 
the basic truth that associational rights, 
no less than the rights of speech and of 
the press, are the very wellspring of 

Against that background. I take par- 
ticular pride in the labor movement's 
day-in, day-out efforts to build organi- 
zations of working people dedicated to 
expressing their needs and aspirations. 
That hard and rewarding work gives 
practical meaning to the First Amend- 
ment's noble objectives. 


Blueprint for Cure 
donations continue 

The Blueprint for Cure drive, labor's multi- 
million dollar campaign to build a new Di- 
abetes Research Institute in Miami, Fla., 
gets a boost this month from a special golf 
tournament at Miami Beach. Several other 
fund raising events are scheduled by local 
unions and councils. 

The Blueprint for Cure drive is now in its 
third year. Retiring General President Pa- 
trick J. Campbell is a co-chairman of the 
campaign, and the United Brotherhood has 
been a strong supporter of the fund raising 

Members wishing to make check dona- 
tions to Blueprint for Cure should make 
them out to "Blueprint for Cure" and mailed 
to: General President, United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Among the recent contributors to "Blue- 
print for Cure" were the following: Locals 
125, Miami, Fla.; 608, New York, N.Y.; 
1026, Miami, Fla.; 1338, Charlottetown, 
P.E.I. , 1693, Chicago, 111., and Local 848, 
San Bruno, Calif. There was contribution in 
memory of Robert A. Hickman from Robert 
D. Hickman. 

Among group and individual donors were 
the Charitable Trust of Carpentry and Re- 
lated Industries of Nassau County, N.Y., 
Optima Financial Corporation, David 
Braunstein and Natalie Karp, Esther Brown, 
Eleanor Catarelli, Richard and Genevieve 
Chmar, Patricia Curiale, Berent and Ann 
Danielson, Irving and Rose Farber, Abra- 
ham and Susan Feller, Leonard and Adeline 
Grimme, John Gustafson, Joseph and Mau- 
reen Lea, Brion Maskell, John and Mary 
Mazzocchi, Dominick & Michael Pangia, 
Mrs. A. Peterson and John Roylance. 

UBC heavy donor 
to Bridgeport fund 

The Bridgeport, Conn., Building Trades 
Relief Fund was established, last April, fol- 
lowing the collapse of an apartment building 
under lift-slab construction in the New Eng- 
land city. 

Twenty-eight building tradesmen lost their 
lives in the disaster. Seven were union Car- 

The UBC's general president, Patrick J. 
Campbell, announced after touring the site 
that a nationwide relief effort would be 
undertaken for families of the victims. 

John Cunningham, business manager of 
Western Connecticut Local 210, recently 
made a report on the funds collected: 

A total of $325,000 was contributed by 
members of 14 national and international 
unions. By last November, $168,000 of that 
total had been distributed to the 28 families 
who lost loved ones, and the balance was 
distributed in time for the Christmas season. 

UBC locals and individual members con- 
tributed a total of $103,516, by far the largest 
group support, followed by the Electrical 
Workers ($33,184) and the Ironworkers 

Jobless rates high in 26 states 
but how many get jobless benefits? 

Unemployment rates were 6% or higher 
in 26 states in October 1987, the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics reported. 

Louisiana reported the highest jobless 
rate in October — 10. 1%. The next highest 
rates were reported by West Virginia, 
9.4%; Mississippi, 9.2%; and Alaska, 
9.1%. Another 11 states reported jobless 
rates in the 6% to 7.9% range. 

The lowest jobless rates for the month 
were reported by New Hampshire, 2.1%; 
Massachusetts, 2.7%; Delaware, 2.8%; 
and Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Is- 
land, all with 2.9%. 

BLS said unemployment rates were 
lower in 46 states over the year ending 
October 1987. Of those states, 20 states 
reported over-the-year jobless rate de- 
creases of 1% or more. 

The largest over-the-year declines were 
in Louisiana, 3.2%; Alabama, 2.5%; and 
Oklahoma, 2.2%. 

States reporting over-the-year jobless 

increases included Minnesota, Nevada 
and South Dakota. 

BLS said non-farm payroll employ- 
ment rose in 44 states over the year. Of 
those states, 28 states reported increases 
of 2% or more. The largest job gains 
were reported by Florida, 4.4%; Wash- 
ington, 4.1%; and New Hampshire and 
Tennessee, both 4%. 

The largest over-the-year job losses 
were reported by Alaska, 3.9%; and Wy- 
oming, 1.5%. Other states reporting de- 
clines were Colorado, Louisiana, Mon- 
tana and Oklahoma. 

Manufacturing employment increased 
over the year in over three-fifths of the 
states. Most states reported job gains in 

Employment rose in about four-fifths 
of the states in transportation and public 
utilities, trade, finance, insurance, real 
estate and government. Construction em- 
ployment rose in 34 states. 

($53,720), both of which lost members in the 
building collapse. Other unions were as fol- 
lows—Masons, $7,600; Steelworkers, $1,400; 
Auto Workers, $2,015; Laborers, $12,550; 
Teachers, $1,300; Machinists, $18,575; State, 
County and Municipal Employes, $1,175; 
Plumbers, $9,542; Fire Fighters, $1 ,425; Sheet 
Metal Workers, $2,000; and Connecticut 
Telephone Workers, an independent union 

The Brotherhood kicked off its part in the 
relief effort with a $2,000 donation the day 
after the disaster. This was followed quickly 
by donations from 15 state and district coun- 
cils and 52 local unions. Thousands of checks 
were received, and John Cunningham of 
Local 210, expressed, on behalf of all UBC 
members in the state, their gratitude for 
support of the bereaved families in time of 

Rescue workers sift through the rubble 
of the collapsed L' Ambiance Plaza in 



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More (/lan 300 union members recently marched down the 
streets of San Antonio, Texas, to protest the hiring policies of 
the Ohbayashi Corp., a Japanese construction firm. The march- 
ers also protested restrictions the Japanese government places 
on American firms trying to do business in Japan. 

Texas building tradesmen held a rally before marching in down- 
town San Antonio. Some carried signs reading "Stand up 
against Japanese imperialism" and "Remember Pearl Harbor" 
as they listened to speakers like the UBC's Ron Angell. a rally 
organizer, and Texas AFL-CIO President Harry Hubbard. 

Building trades protest Ohbayashi policies 

More than 300 union building tradesmen 
of South Texas paraded down Flores Street 
in San Antonio, Texas, last December 7, 
chanting "Ohbayashi no!" They were pro- 
testing that Japanese construction firm's 
antiunion hiring practices. 

The U.S. Corps of Engineers awarded the 
Japan-based Ohbayashi a contract to build 
a San Antonio river channel improvement 
project, and the firm refused to hire union 

The demonstrators paraded from Carpen- 
ters Local 14 office at 611 N. Flores St. 
more than a mile to Guenther Street. 

"There is a war being waged today — but 
without any bullets , " U BC organizer Ronald 
Angell told the demonstrators. "We are 
fighting an economic war." 

Angell said American unions are shunned 
by Japanese industry and that the United 
States allows Japan to continue engaging in 
what he called unfair trade oractices. 

Angell said the group chose Pearl Harbor 

Day to protest because it was symbolic of 
the war with Japan in World War 11. 

"A number of people here have members 
of their families who lost their lives at Pearl 
Harbor," Angell said. "1 have met with 
Japanese companies and they have no regard 
for you or me." 

"We want the American people and the 
U.S. Congress to know what is going on in 
the U.S. We want the equal opportunity to 
be able to trade in Japan. We are also fighting 
unfair trade." 

Chico Gooden, a business representative 
for Local 14, agreed with Angell. 

"We feel they (the Japanese) are taking 
American work away from the people. . . . 
American contractors cannot go over to 
Japan and bid on jobs," Gooden said. "And 
that's not right." 

Ted Olbera, a marcher, said Ohbayashi 
was taking advantage of high unemployment 
in the United States. 

Union members claim Ohbayashi is not 

willing to hire local workers and also is not 
paying laborers the prevailing wage on its 
$47.7 million contract to build the San An- 
tonio River and San Pedro Creek flood 
control projects. 

During the march and rally, the union 
members told the press that restrictions the 
Japanese government places on American 
firms creates the environment for the trade 

A spokesman for the Ohbayashi Corp. 
refused to respond to the concerns of the 
union members. 

However, an engineer with the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, which is managing the 
tunnel project, claims the agency has not 
found any wage law violations by Ohbayashi. 

The company, which bid on the contract 
through its San Francisco office, previously 
has built three projects for the corps. 

The tunnel project work is expected to 
last three years. 

Leafletcampaign against Louisiana-Pacificforest products continues 

With the support of other Building and 
Construction Trades unions and the AFL- 
CIO, the United Brotherhood is continuing 
its boycott of Louisiana Pacific Corporation 
forest products. 

A massive turnout of members distributing 
boycott leaflets was held in New England 
last fall. Some of the boycott activity is now 
concentrated in the Middle West. 

Members should be reminded that one 
group of L-P products should not be boy- 
cotted. The UBC still represents non-striking 
L-P Weather-Seal employees at two plants 
in the Middle West. Local 2641 members at 
Barberton, Ohio, and Local 1413 members 
at Orrawa, Ohio, manufacture union-made, 
Weather-Seal products. Weather-Seal prod- 
ucts should not be boycotted! 


Members of Local 400 and Millwrights Local 1463, Omaha, Neb., have been busy 
a leafiel campaign against Louisiana-Pacific forest products. A campaign has been 
conducted in the Omaha area against several lumber companies that sell L.P. materials. 

Left is Art Desecit, business agent; Monte Ellingson: Dale Henton, business manager; 
and Roger Busch, treasurer, at the entrance to a Builders Supply parking lot. 

The picture on the right is of Dick Olson, business agent, and Jim Rethmeier, 
conductor, at another leaflet distribution spot. 


Long-term health care 

Seven in 10 elderly Americans living alone are poor 

The high cost of long-term health 
care is quickly and systematically im- 
poverishing millions of elderly Ameri- 

According to new data released by 
the House Select Committee on Aging, 
seven in ten elderly living alone spend 
their income down to the poverty level 
after only 13 weeks in a nursing home. 
Within a year of entering a nursing 
home, over 90% of these elderly be- 
come poor. 

What do they do then? Sooner or 
later, they die, of course. But they die 
poor and without dignity, regardless of 
how hard they worked or how carefully 
they saved. 

Committee Chairman Edward R. 
Roybal (D-Calif.) declared that "mil- 
lions of elderly and non-elderly Amer- 
icans are at great personal financial risk 
of being impoverished by high and sus- 
tained long-term care costs." 

Roybal said that, with annual nursing 
home costs averaging more than $22,000 
and elderly median income just over 
$11,500 a year, "a host of personal 
catastrophes are in the making." 

Roybal's committee study said it de- 
tailed the first national and state anal- 
ysis on the risk of impoverishment due 
to long-term care costs. The panel said 
it focused on the risks of impoverish- 
ment facing more than 30 million elderly 
and the need for a long term care 
package protecting all Americans. The 
new analysis was developed in coop- 
eration with the Villers Foundation and 
the Urban Institute. 

' ' One of the most troubling findings, ' ' 
the report said, "is that if you are an 
elderly person living alone and your 
annual income is between $6,000 and 
$10,000 (between 125 and 200% of the 
poverty level), it would take an average 
of six weeks in a nursing home before 

you would be impoverished." Even 
adding the average amount of assets to 
this income would mean a wipe-out in 
32 weeks, it added. 

The Roybal report challenged the 
myth of Medicare coverage. Contrary 
to popular belief, it said. Medicare does 
not cover long-term care for any of its 
31 million beneficiaries. Medicare cov- 
ers limited skilled nursing facility care 
and home health care, but not for long 
periods. For many in need of long-term 
care, for example Alzheimer's victims, 
there is little need for skilled care. 
Medicare covers less than 2% of long- 
term nursing home care and about one- 
fourth of home health services. In fact, 
the report said, almost all long-term 
care is paid by patients and their fam- 
ilies, 44%, or Medicaid, 40%. 

The report also spoke to the "tragedy 
of Medicaid 'spend-down.' " It noted 
that the elderly must essentially impov- 
erish themselves, and probably their 
spouses, before getting Medicaid cov- 
erage. About one-half of those covered 
by Medicaid's nursing home benefit 
became eligible after entering the home, 
it said. 

The Roybal report also pointed out 
that the current catastrophic health in- 
surance proposals now moving through 
Congress offer added protection for 
acute illnesses, but "provide virtually 
no long-term care protection." The mi- 
nor exceptions, it said, are better pro- 
tection of the assets of the spouse of a 
Medicaid nursing home resident, and a 
new 80-hour per year in-home care 

The risks of poverty due to long-term 
care are real, the Roybal report said. It 
cited a recent government study which 
said elderly persons aged 65-69 years 
face about a 5% risk of entering a 
nursing home in the next five years. 
But they face a 43% risk of being in a 
nursing home during their remaining 

And poverty comes quickly. While 
seven in ten elderly living alone are 
broke in 13 weeks, over one-half of 
married elderly couples reach poverty 
after one spouse has spent only a half 
year in a nursing home. Counting assets 
plus income takes a little longer, but ' 
it's inevitable. 

Though home care is often a viable 
and preferred alternative to a nursing 
home, the risk of impoverishment re- 
mains great when extensive care is 
needed, the report said. Extensive care 
at $43 a day on a 7-day a week basis 
could exceed $ 1 5 ,000 a year. This would 
wipe out the income of 90% of elderly 
singles and two-thirds of elderly mar- 
ried couples by the end of one year. 

"America's elderly and their families 
are frightened by the continued pros- 
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Unions didn't cause 
loss of building jobs 

The following column by writer Harry Bernstein of the Los Angeles 
Times that appeared in June under the headline: "Unions Didn't Cause 
Loss of Building Jobs," is a clear explanation of what we have been 
saying for years. We think it merits reprinting word-for-word us it 
appeared in one of America's largest newspapers. It shows that union 
labor is much more efficient and well worth any cost differential. We 
hope that this article was read by millions of readers. 

The relatively good wages and benefits won by union 
workers in the nation's construction industry apparently 
are not the reason that their share of construction jobs has 
plummeted in recent years. 

The theory that union workers have priced themselves 
out of the market has become a widely accepted explanation 
for the steady increase in non-union construction work. 
After all, the argument goes, it is natural for contractors 
to prefer non-union workers who make about half as much 
money as those in unions. 

That's the principal argument being used in Congress, 
by the Chamber of Commerce and other conservative 
groups in their battle to prevent passage of a bill to outlaw 
"double breasting" — the practice by unionized contractors 
of opening non-union subsidiaries to evade union contracts. 

The steady increase in double breasting is largely to 
blame for the drop in the share of construction work going 
to union workers. And there are other reasons, such as 
the well-financed campaigns by non-union contractors" 
associations and by union-busting labor relations consult- 
ants to oust unions from some firms and keep them out of 

But a study released last month by a national research 
group contradicts the contention that the high cost of union 
workers eliminates union jobs. 

The study shows that the productivity of union workers 
in constructing retail stores and shopping centers is an 

astounding 51% greater than that of their non-union com- 
petitors. On commercial office building projects, the union 
workers' productivity is at least 30% higher. 

Even though the unionists' wages and benefits are sub- 
stantially higher than those of non-union workers, devel- 
opers' costs and contractors' profits are about the same 
regardless of who does the job, according to the study. 

In other words, the union workers' higher productivity 
compensates for their higher wages and benefits. 

The study was conducted by the National Bureau of 
Economic Research, based in Cambridge, Mass., and was 
financed by the U.S. Department of Labor, the National 
Science Foundation and North Carolina State University. 

The research was led by Steven G. Allen, a graduate of 
Harvard University and a professor of economics at North 
Carolina State University. 

Allen's study shows that larger projects (100,000 square 
feet or more) actually cost less when built with union 
workers. The same is true but less so with more simply 
designed projects under 32,000 square feet. 

The Allen study shows that union workers are better 
trained than non-union workers. It also leads to at least 
one interesting conclusion: Contractors who fight so hard 
to operate with non-union workers are less motivated by 
the hope of meaningfully reducing labor costs than by a 
determination to retain authoritarian rule over employees. 

More than 70 stewards train at Michigan Industrial Council convention 

An industrial steward training program 
was conducted last fall at the Michigan 
Council of Industrial Workers Convention 
in Spring Lake, Mich. The program was 
presented by Daniel R. Walbrun, interna- 
tional representative. 

Participants included Werner Andre, Lo- 
cal 1033, Muskegon; Ray Ashley, Local 
2391, Holland; Marion Baumgarner, Local 
1395, Grand Haven; Bill Blumenschein, Lo- 
cal 1615, Grand Rapids; David Blush, Local 
2391, Holland; Donald Boop, Local 2776, 
Kalamazoo; Bill Bowie, Local 2391, Hol- 
land; Richard Brewer, Local 893, Grand 
Haven; Kayleen Cagle, Local 2037, Adrian; 
Pat Coykendall, Local 1615, Grand Rapids; 
Norva Devenport, Local 1033. Muskegon; 
Henry Dolley, Local 2391, Holland; Burt 

Drent, Local 1615, Grand Rapids; Jack 
Dreyer, Local 1615, Grand Rapids; Ellen 
Emery, Local 1395, Grand Haven; Larry 
Feenstra, Local 893, Grand Haven; Alvern 
Fisher, Local 2391, Holland; Tom Flieman, 
Local 2391, Holland; Jim Gamby, Local 
2391, Holland; Billy Ganun, Local 2037, 
Adrian; Gerald Ganun, Local 2037, Adrian; 
Max Garza, Local 2391, Holland; Phyllis 
Goen. Local 2391, Holland; Mark Gould, 
Local 2391 , Holland; Mike Gunneson, Local 
1615, Grand Rapids; Thomas Hart, Local 
1615, Grand Rapids; Craig Henricks, Local 
2037, Adrian; Jill Hubbard. Local 1615, 
Grand Rapids; Melvin Jamerson, Local 1033, 
Muskegon; Robert Johnson, Local 824, Mu- 
skegon; Kyle Jurries, Local 2391, Holland; 
Daniel Larson. Local 2535. Holland; Phyllis 

Laufersky, Local 1395, Grand Haven; Ed 
Martin, Local 2037, Adrian; Todd Matuk, 
Local 1615, Grand Rapids; Pay McCaffey, 
Local 2535, Holland; Paul McCarty, Local 
1615, Grand Rapids; George McConaughy, 
Local 824. Muskegon; Bernard McFarren. 
Local 1033, Muskegon; Ken McGrane. Lo- 
cal 1033. Muskegon; Diann Miles, Local 
2391, Holland; Bob Minnema, Local 1615. 
Grand Rapids; Randy Mota, Local 2037, 
Adrian; Steve Niezgoda, Local 1033, Mu- 
skegon; Raymond Pate, Local 2037, Adrian; 
Sue Pratt, Local 1615, Grand Rapids; Corey 
Price, Local 2391, Holland; Scott Ralyo, 
Local 1395, Grand Haven; Peggy Rankins, 
Local 2535, Holland; Leland Ralerink, Local 
1615, Holland; Nellie Rodriguez, Local 2535, 
Continued on Page 12 



Michigan Industrial Council stewards 

Continued from Page 11 

Holland; James Roznowski, Local 2037, Adrian; Jack Rust, Local 1033, Muske- 
gon; Jack Sager, Local 2037, Adrian; Larry Shadewald, Local 2037, Adrian; 
Gregory Shippell, Local 2815, Battle Creek; Steve Siewert, Local 1395, Grand 
Haven; Ruth Somero, Local 1033, Muskegon; Rick Snell, Local 824, Muskegon; 
Donald Stone, Local 2037, Adrian; Laura Strachn, Local 2037, Adrian; Richard 
SuUins, Local 2037, Adrian; Kenneth Swiftney, Local 1395, Grand Haven; Frank 
Travis, Local 2037, Adrian; Dexter Tucker, Local 2776, Kalamazoo; Mike Valk, 
Local 1615, Grand Rapids; Al Veiling, Local 1615, Grand Rapids; Richard 
Wierengo, Local 2917, Lansing; Randy Wilson, Local 2391, Holland; and Gary 
Zempker, Local 1033, Muskegon. 

Houston council trains stewards in four-day seminar 

The District Council of Houston and Vicinity held a steward 
training seminar on November II . 12, 18 and 19. 

Executive Secretary' Joe Cones, International Representatives 
Fred Carter and Ronald Angell discussed safety, labor and 
management relations, jurisdictional disputes, labor laws, public 
relations, handling of job site grievances and discussed in detail 

the United Brotherhood constitution and the district council by- 
laws. Andy Jones of College of the Mainland spoke to the class 
regarding labor studies. He is shown at right in the pictures of 
the steward graduates above. 

Training materials were supplied by the General Office in 
Washington, D.C. 

Fall River stewards train 

Newly appointed stewards of Local 1305, Fall River, Mass., 
recently completed the "Building Union" construction steward 
training program. The seminar was presented by Stephen A. 
Flynn, international representative, and Bernard Skelly, busi- 
ness representative. 

Those completing the course, from left, were Ron Rheaume, 
Antone Medeiros, Tony Lima, Bernard Skelly, business repre- 
sentative, Charles Jacobson, Mark Spinosa and Everett Sylvia. 

International representatives and local and council business 
agents have held similar steward seminars in many New Eng- 
land local unions. 



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Winnipeg local 
marks 100 years, 
honors members 

September 26, 1987. was an historic day 
for Carpenters in the Province of Manitoba, 
as they celebrated 100 years of UBC affili- 
ation. To celebrate the event a large banquet 
and dance was held in the Marlborough 
Hotel, downtown Winnipeg. 

The celebration was well attended by 
members of Local 343 and visiting members 
from across Canada: the labour minister of 
Manitoba; the mayor of Winnipeg; a former 
mayor of Winnipeg who was a carpenter and 
former union brother; John Carruthers. Ninth 
District board member, and Ronald J. Dancer. 
Tenth District board member. Congratula- 
tions and best wishes, along with gifts and 
plaques were presented by distinguished 

During the anniversary banquet, many 
long-time members of Local 343 were rec- 
ognized and presented with service pins. 
The top three winners in the Canadian Car- 
pentry Apprenticeship Contest were recog- 
nized and presented with awards during the 
evening's celebration. 

Vegas shop builds 
Telly Savalas car 

David Pulse, Local 1780. Las Vegas, Nev., 
apprentice, recently surprised actor Telly 
Savalas with a special birthday gift. A car, 
made entirely of wood was presented to 
Savalas by the Carpenters working in the 
shop of the Dunes Hotel. 

The wooden shell, including tires and 
license plates, was planned and built by 
Pulse in two weeks. The shell sits on a golf 
cart and has a flashing light and siren. The 
two front doors work and the wooden wheels 
can be moved up and out of the way when 
the car crosses uneven areas. 

The executive officers of Local 343 with international officers, slimvn In re. Jroni. 
Ronald J. Dancer. Tenth District board member: Lloyd Batten, president: Patrick Mar- 
tin, recording secretary: Horst Lang, conductor: Heniy Thorwesten, trustee: John Car- 
ruthers, Ninth District board iriemher. 

Back, Leon Morin, assistant business agent and organizer: Harry' Winter, trustee: 
Miran Olynyk, business agent. Hariy Kramer, treasurer: Leonard Terrick. financial 
secretary: Frank Thomas, trustee. Not pictured is Andrew Giles, warden. 

Members of Local 343 honored for their long service to the Brotherhood included, 
front. Stanley Zuchowicz, 45 years: His Worship Mayor William Norrie. City of Winni- 
peg: Harold Bedford, 40 years: Kenneth Simmonds. 20 years: Honorable Muriel Smith, 
minister of labour. Province of Manitoba: William Kologinski. 30 years: Albert Mamro- 
cha, 40 years: Mike Semeniuk, 40 years: and Rocco Cuscito, 20 years. 

Back row. Former Mayor Steven Juba: Mike Reichert. 45 years: Simon Couture, 35 
years: Andre Arbez, 35 years: John Kisiow. 40 years: Erick Imlach. 20 years: Jens 
Brunn, 20 years: Walter Kaglik, 20 years: and Lloyd Batten, president. 

David Pulse, Local 1780 apprentice, and 
the special Savalas car. 

Winners of the Canadian Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest were presented with their 
awards during the evening's celebration. First place went to Marsh Miller, Edmonton: 
2nd place to Martin Buehler, New Westminister: and 3rd place to Henry Gousseau, 

Shown are rtatioiud contestants and dignitaries. They include, front, Ron Wiklund, 
Local 343, Winnipeg: Darrel Oir, Local 1598, Victoria: Rick Cole. Local 2103, Calgaiy: 
and Roy De'Haan, Local 27, Toronto. 

Back row, Ron Dancer, general executive board member. Tenth District: John Car- 
ruthers. general executive board member. Ninth District: Darren Brockman, Local 1985, 
Saskatchewan: His Worship, Mayor Bill Norrie: Hoiwrable Muriel Smith, minister of 
labour: Henri Gousseau. Local 343. Winnipeg: Martin Buehler. Local 1521. New West- 
minister. Marsh Miller, Local 1325, Edmonton: and Steve Juba, former mayor. 



Southern Indiana officers sworn in 

Officers of the newly formed Southern Indiana District Council 
were sworn in during the Regional Seminar in French Lick. 
Ind., by General President Patrick J. Campbell. They were 
Donald Walker, secretary-lreasurerlbusiness manager; John 
Kime, warden: William Scroggins, trustee: Lanny Rideout, 
trustee: Wayne Simons, president: Howard Williams, vice presi- 
dent and Charles Bradley, trustee. 

Plaques were presented to Perry S. and Samuel Bigman after 
ihe\ sa\ed the life of a fellow worker. Ron C. Popchoke, site 
supeimtendent: Samuel Bigman. Periy S. Bigman. Joe Coombs, 
business agent. Local 43. and R.E. Tedesco. vice president. 
Construction Services Combustion Engineering Inc. 

Heroic action at ash conveyor 

Perry S. Bigman and his son Samuel Bigman, members of 
Millwrights Local 1914, Phoenix, Ariz., were presented with a 
plaque of appreciation for their heroic action in saving the life of 
a fellow worker. 

Their actions took place while employed at the Mid Connecticut 
Resource Recovery Plant located in Hartford, Conn. The two 
were working on the ash conveyor system when they noticed that 
Tony Cozza, an engineer for Combustion Engineering Inc., was 
in trouble. He had gotten his hand caught in the chain drive. Not 
sure where the electrical switchboards were, the two immediately 
took action to derail the chain and stop the conveyor. This quick 
action saved Cozza's arm and possibly his life. 

"It is indeed satisfying and proof that our Brothers can crisscross 
our country and provide the necessary skills to build any union 
project anywhere when called upon." stated Joseph F. Coombs, 
business representative. Local 43, Hartford, Conn. 



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The Alberta Provincial Council officers: 
Atf Weisser, executive secretary: Corby 
Pankhurst, second vice president: Martyn 
Piper, president; and William McGillivray . 
first vice president. 

In late October 1987, officers and delegates 
to the Alberta Provincial Council's 36th 
annual convention gathered at the Carpen- 
ters Hall in Calgary to discuss the past, the 
present and where they will go in the future. 

Some area's of the council's jurisdiction 
are almost entirely without work, but there 
is a brighter hope for 1988. The battle against 
the merit shop is being effectively fought by 
council officers. A VCR cassette was shown 
to the officers and delegates, by Task Force 
Organizer Ray B. Drisdelle. 

The convention heard a speaker from 
British Columbia; Derrick Manson. Cana- 
dian research director for the United Broth- 
erhood; General Representative Pat Mattel; 
John Paterson, administrator of the Carpen- 
ters Health and Welfare Plan; as well as 
Tenth District Board Member Ronald J. 

What Does It Do? 

Here's a tool that was handed down 
to Roscoe Meentemeyer of Lombard, 
III., a few years ago by a relative. 
Meentemeyer is a retired carpenter 
of the Chicago District Council, Local 
1, and he wonders what the tool is 
and what it's used for. 

"My guess is that it is used with a 
hand brace to drill a hole in a log or 
for a plumber to drill a cast iron pipe," 
says Meentemeyer. 

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

Militant Georgians 
get settlement checks 

When Casey Industrial Inc. of Albany, 
Ore., arrived in South Georgia to build the 
multimillion dollar fiberboard plant for the 
Langdale Corp. the company refused to sign 
an agreement with Carpenters Local 903. 

The local placed men on this job and 
signed up II of the 13 carpenters and mill- 

On May 28 the company fired the two 
local leaders on the job for refusing to 
remove Brotherhood decals from their hard 
hats. At the same time Representative Floyd 
Doolittle and Business Agent Greg Taylor 
were making a demand for recognition on 
the jobsite superintendent. He agreed to go 
to the county courthouse for a card count, 
but upon arriving at the courthouse, he 
backed out on the agreement. 

The crew voted to go on strike because 
the company refused to reinstate the two 
members who were fired. During this time, 
charges were filed with the NLRB. 

The NLRB issued a complaint that con- 
tained 23 counts of unfair labor practices. 
Included were ones that said the two mem- 
bers had been fired for union activity and 
that the strike was an unfair labor practice 

A hearing was held by the NLRB. during 
which the company made an offer of $50,000 
to settle the case. The settlement was divided 
among nine members who stayed on strike. 
The local did not gel an agreement on this 
job. but did pick up seven new members. 

During the past year this local has won 
elections on two other projects of bottoms- 
up organizing and gained recognition on 
another, in which they did get contracts. 

Local 903 check recipients, seated, Greg 
Taylor, business representative: Mike Fis- 
sete. John Wright and Tony Durgin. 
Standing. Wesley Young, president, David 
Sergerson. Ray Gibbs, Larry Edmondson 
and UBC Representative Floyd Doolittle 
who assisted the local union. Note pic- 
tured, but members who also received 
checks were John Fender, Dwight Smith 
and Harold Smith. 

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larly. Cast your vote on any decision be- 
fore the membership. You are the "U" in 
UNION. Be an active member of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America. Your fellow-members 
and your family count on "U." 


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Empire State pole vaulter 

Brian Haley, Local 323, Beacon, N.Y., son of Ted Haley, 
former business representative, is vaulting again. 

After 10 years away from the sport, Haley has picked up his 
pole to again compete in the pole vaulting event in masters 
competitions. He recently picked up a gold medal in the 30-35- 
year age group at the 10th annua! Empire State Games. 

Haley renewed his involvement with the sport two years ago 
after talking to Brad Hall (who picked up the silver medal). "It 
keeps you young," says Haley. "I took 10 years off from the 
sport, but it's like riding a bike. You never forget." 

That's good news for Haley, who still holds the pole vault 
record at Beacon (13 feet, nine inches). He cleared 13 feet to win 
the gold at the Empire meet. 

Haley was initiated into Local 323 in 1977. After four years of 
apprenticeship, he is now a journeyman carpenter. 

Champion swimmer at 75 

While most carpenters retire to the easy life, Carl Thornburg, 
member of Local 118, Detroit, Mich., has a slightly tougher 
regimen in mind — competitive swimming as a member of the 
United States Masters Association. The Masters is a worldwide 
organization of swimming stars 
of yesteryear — male and fe- 
male greats of the sport (27,000 
in the United States alone). 
Each team around the world is 
made up of former stars, those 
who never reached stardom 
status and some recycled ath- 
letes from other sports. Mem- 
bers are divided into age groups 
which span five years. Rarely 
attracting media attention, the 
swimmers compete merely for 
their health, enjoyment and 
friendly competition. 

Thornburg began competi- 
tive swimming in his youth and 
continued it through two terms 
in the regular army. A former recording secretary of Locals 1433 
and 95, Thornburg swam frequently after World War II for aerobic 
and health benefits. As a hobby, he coached a swim team and 
later coached a springboard diving team to a state championship 
at the Y.M.C.A. 

Thornburg has received over 265 awards over the years. An 
avowed goal of most master swimmers is to be rated in the top 
ten in their age group. In Thornburg's right hand, in the accom- 
panying picture is an unusual plaque shaped like the United States. 
It was awarded to Thornburg by the Masters Association for 
achieving the top ten fastest times for the past few years in both 
the United States and international competition. Thornburg also 
has two certificates awarded to him by the Florida Masters 
Association — one for being the top five record holders in the 25 
yard event and the other for being one of the top five record 
holders in the 50 meter event. 

In 1985 Thornburg journeyed to Toronto where he says he 
"swam on a wave of glory" in the World Master Games. He won 
two first place awards in the 200 meter butterfly and the 400 meter 
individual medley (two of the most difficult events in any swim 
meet). He also won two second place awards, one fourth place, 
one fifth place, and one sixth place award, achieving a place in 

the top ten fastest times in the world in all seven events in which 
he swam. 

"At the World Master Games, I had never swum in competition 
in a long course 50 meter pool or against an elite group of world 
class swimmers of that caliber from all five continents of the 
earth", he said. "I was scared and nervous and never in my 
wildest dreams did I think I would do so well." He was awarded 
seven unique and beautiful medals which the presenter said "seek 
to distinguish an elegant tribute to the v.'orld's finest athletes in 
adult age group swimming." 

"It was a great honor to be a part of the Games; I shall always 
cherish the memory of Toronto and its hospitable people," 
Thornburg said. 

"I'm so glad to have reached my 75th birthday, July 31. Now 
I'm at the bottom of my age group of 75 through 79." Imagine a 
sport where the participants yearn to get older. That's the spirit 
of a master swimmer. The oldest category is 90 plus. "I don't 
know if I'll make it that far, but as long as I can, I plan on 
swimming," he said. 

Corn de-silking inventor 

Roy Hart, a 48-year member of Carpenters Local 627, Jackson- 
ville, Fla., had an idea for an invention late one June day after 
his son-in-law announced that his annual com crop was ready to 

"Oh, shucks!" Roy thought. 
"We'll be knee deep in corn silk, 
and our hands will be sticky and 
rough again." 

On the Friday afternoon before 
the family would meet in the corn- 
field on Saturday, Hart bought a 
couple of hair brushes at a local 
store and glued them to a rod at- 
tached to a small motor. He says 
he felt pretty silly when he carried 
his little machine to the cornfield. 
He soon felt better, however, for 
his de-silking machine worked well. 

"We put up 105 quarts of corn, 
and everyone went home at 3 p.m. ," 

Hart remembers. The machine cleaned about 1,500 ears. He says 
that three people cutting off the shucks couldn't keep up with the 

The Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville reports that Hart 
perfected his invention and a patent is pending. Meanwhile, he 
has produced more than a dozen machines for satisfied customers, 
including one for a couple who operates a local restaurant and 
call Hart's machine a "lifesaver." 

Some investors are going in with him to market the invention. 
They're trying to get the unit price down sufficiently so that it will 
sell in quantity. 

Says the food writer of the Florida Times-Union: "Whether or 
not his de-silker takes its position along side the blender and 
toaster as a household necessity, it is evident that Hart has found 
inventing a machine that has saved time for his family and friends 
satisfying enough." 

CPR on a job in l^ew Jersey 

It happened in Paramus, N.J., last summer, when some members 
of Local 15, Hackensack, were working in the Hahnes Building. 
An electrician on the job named Ed King had a heart attack and, 
according to witnesses, "actually died on the floor." His heart 
had stopped, and so had his breathing. 

Suddenly, according to a fellow UBC member, Joe OlivelH of 
Local 15 came running from nowhere and started to perform 
cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation on the fallen electrician. 
King was soon revived, and, from last reports, we are told that 
he is doing "just fine." 



cue Report 

Labor's backlogged 
agenda moves ahead 

Labor's legislative agenda, which had been backed up 
in a logjam during the first six years of the Reagan 
administration, moved toward the finish line in the 1987 
session of the 100th Congress, awaiting final action in this 
election year session. 

Following the 1986 congressional elections, the Demo- 
crats controlled the Senate as well as the House for the 
first time since Reagan took office. But the Reagan veto 
threat still loomed and influenced the course and content 
of legislation. 

Legislation high on labor's list of priorities would strengthen 
the nation's trade laws, expand Medicare coverage to 
protect against the costs of catastrophic illness, overhaul 
the welfare system, raise the minimum wage, curb double- 
breasting by construction contractors, require employers 
to notify workers of toxic workplace hazards, ban polygraph 
testing by most private employers, require employers to 
provide unpaid parental leave and require employers to 
provide health insurance. 

The Congressional Quarterly observed, "Underscoring 
a dramatic shift in the balance of power in Washington, 
President Reagan was on the losing end of more important 
roll calls than at any time in his administration. . . . For 
the first time, Reagan lost more pivotal votes than he won 
in both the House and the Senate." 

Of the 29 roll calls in 1987 selected by CQ as key votes, 
Reagan took a clear stand on 16; of those, he won only 
two. That 12.5% success rate is a precipitous drop from 
Reagan's high in 1981, when he won 87% of CQ's key 
votes on which he staked out a position. His 1986 success 
rate was 65%. 

The 1987 session began on a confrontational tone, when 
the House and Senate passed major labor-backed highway 
and sewage treatment bills over Reagan's veto. 

Reagan cast the fight over the highway bill, in particular, 
as a test of his clout in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal 
and Democratic recapture of the Senate. Despite intense 
personal lobbying, Reagan could not turn the single vote 
he needed to sustain his veto of the $88 bilHon highway 
construction and mass transit bill. 

In the Senate, however. Democrats often were frustrated 
by a cohesive, 46-member GOP minority. The Democrats 
fell nine votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate on a 
campaign finance bill and bring it to a vote. The bill would 
create voluntary spending limits in Senate races, provide 
partial public funding to general election candidates, and 
cap the amount House and Senate candidates may accept 
from political action committees. 

Just before final adjournment. Congress enacted a com- 
promise $30 billion housing and community development 
bill which was the first freestanding authorization for these 
programs since 1980. In the intervening years, when the 
GOP controlled the Senate, the two chambers had been 
unable to agree on a bill. 

Omnibus trade legislation passed both chambers and a 
House-Senate conference committee is expected to iron 
out a compromise bill for final action by early March. The 
most controversial provisions are the House-passed Gep- 
hardt amendment to force nations like Japan to reduce 
their huge trade surpluses with the U.S., and a Senate- 
passed measure to require firms to give advance notice of 
a plant closing or mass layoff. 

Unfinished business includes: 

• A bill to limit textile, apparel and footwear imports passea 
the House in September and awaits Senate floor action. 

• A bill to provide protection against catastrophic illness linder 

Continued on Page 38 

Members of Local 210, 
Connecticut, recently 
raised $12. 000 for 
CLIC. John Cun- 
ningham, general 
agent, center, presents 
a check to incoming 
Gen, Pres. Lucassen 
and Legislative Direc- 
tor Pierce. 

Members of Local 
1024, Cumberland. 
Md., volunteered a 
CLIC checkoff from 
their savings fund, 
raising $1,529.42. A 
check for this amount 
was presented to CLIC 
director Wayne Pierce 
by Kenny Fike. presi- 
dent, and Dale Crab- 
tree, business agent. 

Recent contributors to CLIC include: Raymond Langlais, Local 
24 retiree; Louis J. Elefante, Local 17 retiree; Peter Johnson, 
Local 964; E.O. Jessup, Local 964 retiree; John Specian. Local 
1342 retiree; Glenn Kerbs, Local 1772 retiree; Henry C. Peery, 
Local 650 retiree; William Wood, Local 17 retiree; Kenneth Payne, 
Local 7 retiree; Ernest A. Prince, Local 15 retiree; Richard Bipes, 
Local 851; David E. Grange, Local 475; Edward F. Blazejewski, 
Local 514 retiree; Joseph Weber, Local 2287 retiree; B.R. Upton, 
Local 1471 retiree; Santo Stasi, Local 348 retiree; James Bavee, 
Local 50 retiree; Edward W. Trudeau, Local 1397 retiree; Anthony 
J. Piscitelli. Local 188 retiree; William G. Wood, Local 17 retiree. 

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for political purposes includinf^ the support of candidates for federal 
office. CLIC does not solicit contributions from persons other than \JBC 
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will be returned. 




. . .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: 



Local 63, Bloom- 
ington. Ind.. tied 
for first place with 
its flout entry in the 
1987 Labor Day 
Parade. The parade 
theme was "We, 
the People," in 
honor of the Con- 
stitution's bicenten- 


Local 599, Hammond, bid., recently do- 
nated a remote control TV to the new 
Pheresis program of the Northwest Indi- 
ana Red Cross. Pheresis is a process 
where a specific component, white blood 
cells, platelets or plasma, is collected from 
the blood. The process can take up to 
three hours to complete. The TV donated 
by the local will make the donor more 
comfortable during the process. 

Nurse Beverly Roberts is shown with 
Duke DeFlorio of Local 599, demonstrat- 
ing the use of the donated television set. 


Harold ■Bud" 
Ekno, member of 
Local 94, Provi- 
dence, R.L, was 
this year's winner 
of the Masters 
Tuna Tournament 
held annually at 
Point Judith, R.L 
The 161 -pound yel- 
lowfin tuna was the 
largest fish caught 
over the Labor Day 
weekend, and Ekno 
won top honors for 
the catch. 


Michael R. Strahan. son of William T. 
Strahan, member of Local 1595, Montgom- 
ery County, Pa., was chosen to attend the 
XVI Boy Scouts World Jamboree held near 
Sydney, Australia, December 30 through 
January 10. 13,000 youths from more than 
100 countries camped at Cataract Scout 
Park, 40 miles southwest of Sydney. Stra- 
han, 14, of Troop 48, was one of 2,500 young 
men who represented the Boy Scouts of 
America at the quadrennial event. 

Using the theme "Bringing the World 
Together," scouts tested skills with youth 
from other countries, took part in competi- 
tive events and enjoyed the fellowship and 
pagentry of world scouting. Pre-jamboree 
activities included touring enroute and a 
home visit with an Australian or New Zea- 
land family over the Christmas holiday. 


Winners of the Nassau County District 
Albert Lamberti Scholarship Award for 
1987 were recently announced. Kristyne 
Dilorio. daughter of Thomas Dilorio, Lo- 
cal 1772, and Joanne Aumuller, daughter 
of Fred Aumuller. Local 1397, will each 
receive a $2,000 scholarship. 

Gregoiy Olsen, Local 2247 . Juneau. 
Alaska, was recently awarded a world rec- 
ord certificate for a Pacific halibut he 
caught last year in the Castineau Channel. 
The halibut weighed in at 356 pounds and 
8 ounces and holds the M-15 kg (30-pound} 
class world record. 

Shown above are Jeff Lind, Olsen and 
Business Representative Roy Peck, owner 
of the boat. 


Local 393, Camden, N.J., awarded Lisa 
Meade its Peter J. McGuire AFL-CIO 
Scholarship for $500. Ms. Meade is at- 
tending Glass boro State College. The 
scholarship program, honoring the founder 
of Labor Day. was developed by the Cam- 
den Area AFL-CIO CouncU to promote the 
Peter J . McGuire image. 

The check was presented to Ms. Meade 
by Pat Carey, business agent of Local 393. 

Major mill-cabinet 
industry negotiations 
this spring 

Wage, fringe benefit and contract infor- 
mation is available to representatives ne- 
gotiating architectural woodwork and fix- 
ture agreements. At least 12 UBC multi- 
employer mill-cabinet agreements come due 
this spring, and the UBC Industrial De- 
partment has issued a contract survey for 
use by representatives. Those representa- 
tives who have not sent the Industrial 
Department a copy of their custom mill- 
cabinet agreements are urged to do so 
immediately so the contracts can be added 
to the survey. Representatives whose con- 
tracts have been received will be sent 
information on forthcoming developments 
of the Mill-Cabinet Conference Board. 



Center, Texas, local 
in new pact with Bruce 

UBC Local 2713, Center, Texas, success- 
fully concluded negotiations with Bruce 
Hardwood Floors. The duration of the labor 
agreement is three years ending November 
4, 1990. 

The across-the-board yearly wage in- 
creases are 300 the second year and ISi the 
third year. Additionally, seven job classifi- 
cations were re-classified; the pension for- 
mula was increased to $8.00 in 1987 and 
$9.00 per month X years of service in 1989; 
Martin Luther King's birthday will be added 
in the 3rd year of the Agreement to the 

A significant improvement in benefits was 
made possible by the successful negotiations 
by Southern Council of Industrial Workers 
Executive Secretary Ray White, to change 
the carriers of the group health insurance to 
the Southern Council of Industrial Workers 
Trust Fund. This item alone has provided 
impetus to the ongoing sign-up campaign. 

Local Union 2713 is an affiliate of Texas 
Council of Industrial Workers and a sub- 
affiliate of Southern Council of Industrial 
Workers. The generous negotiated package 
was attained by the co-operative efforts of 
the two Councils in striving for coordinated 

Local 2713's negotiating committee con- 
sisted of, front, Willie W. Swindle, Mary 
LaBoiive, Sue Dover, Rep. Al Cortez. 
Back row, Executive Secretary SCIW Ray 
White, Pearl Tamer and Biltie Daniels. 

Local 181 centenarian 

On September 26, 1987, Arvid Johnson, 
Local 181 , Chicago. III., celebrated his 
100th birthday. December 4 he marked 76 
continuous years of membership with the 
Brotherhood. He is currently residing in 
Creswell, Ore. 

Reaching New 
Heights In 

Everywhere you look, 
workers in the construc- 
tion industry are reaching new 
heights. And that's precisely 
what worries members of the 
Building and Construction Trades 
Department, AFL-CIO. 

Because, while buildings are 
growing taller and bigger— present- 
ing construction workers with 
ever greater health and safety 
dangers— a number of accompany- 
ing growth trends have emerged: 

• According to a recent report by 
the National Institute of Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health (NIOSH), 
20 percent of all traumatic occu- 
pational deaths occur in the con- 
struction industry; 

• Construction site safety varies 
dramatically from state to state. 
New York construction workers, 
for example, have nearly a 40 
times greater chance of being 
killed on the site than do work- 
ers in San Jose; 

• Every year, 2,500 workers are 
killed by accidents on the con- 
struction site, according to a study 
by the National Safety Council. 

The BCTD is urging Congress to 
reexamine the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act as it applies to the construe 
tion industry. Specifically, the Depart 
ment is recommending that Congress 
create a Construction Industry Safety 
and Health Administration (CISHA) that 
would act as a separate administration 
within the Department of Labor. Only 
an organization like CISHA in DOL-spe 
cializing in construction safety-will end 
the conditions that have ended thou 
sands of workers' lives. 
Contact your representative and tell 
him/her personally about the dangers 
you face at the work site each day. Ask 
him/her to support safety reforms in the 
construction industry. 




Modern labor legislation is taking the place of 
collective bargaining agreements in addressing 
worker concerns, George Adams, a barrister with a 
Toronto law firm, told participants in a recent hu- 
man resources seminar sponsored by the Confer- 
ence Board of Canada. 

He said politicians have recognized baby boom- 
ers as a huge voting block, and any legislation that 
makes life more pleasant for these workers is a 
cheap way of winning popular support. 

"It doesn't cost anything. You just make the em- 
ployers pay." 

Legislation that amends pension agreements and 
safety laws, along with bills that regulate layoff pro- 
cedures, impose pay equity and introduce affirma- 
tive action all touch on areas that had once been 
handled at the bargaining table, Adams said. 

Until the mid-1970s, government regulation came 
only by exception and only to set minimum stand- 
ards. If workers wanted major workplace reform, 
they were told to join a union. 

"There was a great policy strength, I think, in that 
approach to labor market matters, because we 
know that it allows for the tailoring of workplace 
reform on a case-by-case basis. Labor and man- 
agement sit down and negotiate the changes they 
want and can afford." 

This system also prevented the government from 
having to enforce workplace standards, which in 
turn allowed politicians to deal with occupational 
grievances by explaining it wasn't government's role 
to remedy labor problems. 

Trying to explain current labor legislation is a bit 
like trying to critique a Japanese science fiction 
movie from an artistic point of view, Adams 

Authors of the new bills in Parliament have titled 
them with modern buzzwords such as "equity" and 
"discrimination," Adams noted, "and for a good rea- 
son: you'd look bad trying to oppose anything with 
equity in the title and even worse if you resisted a 
law that aims to rid the workplace of discrimina- 

Ontario's pay equity law is a perfect example, 
Adams said. 

Ultimately, the act imposes compulsory arbitration 
on virtually all wages in the labor market — an act of 
unprecedented intervention far removed from the 
old minimum standards idea. 


The National Pensioners and Senior Citizens 
Federation had a delegation in Ottawa recently for 
a busy schedule of meetings with government offi- 

The group emphasized in talks with the Hon. 
Thomas Hockin, minister of state for finance, that 
income taxes affecting seniors should be fair and 
equitable. There should be no sales taxes on food, 
they added. They also told the minister that the 
$1 ,000 interest and dividend deduction which was 
eliminated should be returned as a tax credit, as it 
was one of the few deductions that have benefited 
small investors and people on low incomes. 

In talking with other ministers, they pointed out 
that there is poverty among many of their members, 
and there are concerns regarding housing, long- 
term health care and pensions. 


According to Dale Lovick, MLA (NDP) for Na- 
naimo, B.C., in 1984 the Saskatchewan highways 
operations were sold off at fire sale prices. 

About $40 million worth of equipment was sold 
off for just $6 million. Since then roads of the prov- 
ince have been steadily deteriorating and the num- 
ber of fatal accidents has gone up, says Lovick. 

Robin Cook, the Labour Party critic for social 
services, stated that unemployment in Britain has 
doubled since Margaret Thatcher, who started pri- 
vatization, became prime minister. 

Dr. Richard Smitfi, assistant editor of the British 
Medical Journal, has published a study entitled 
"Unemployment and Health: A Disaster and a Chal- 
lenge", which contains evidence that 3,000 people 
a year are dying prematurely due to the effects of 
unemployment, and that 40,000 would die from that 
cause by the end of the century. 

"The deaths will be from suicide, cancer, acci- 
dents, poisonings and violence provoked by the im- 
pact of unemployment on mental and physical 
health," he stated. 


A new study on purchasing power parity between 
the United States and Canada shows gross domes- 
tic product per person, an indicator of standard of 
living, at $14,835 in Canada compared with 
$16,494 in the United States in 1985. 

The study was reported by the U.S. Department 
of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and was con- 
ducted jointly by BLS, Statistics Canada and the 
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Devel- 

The study compares American and Canadian 
purchasing power without using market exchange 
rates to convert currencies. Instead, the research 
compares prices of a specific basket of goods and 
services in both countries to derive indexes of pur- 
chasing power. These measures — Purchasing 
Power Parties — are similar to conventional price in- 
dexes, but they compare prices for a market basket 
between countries rather than one purchased in the 
same country over time. The new estimates are 
considered a more accurate reflection of compara- 
tive costs than those provided through the use of 
exchange rates. 



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The Carpenters District Council of Western Pennsylvania honored its new journeymen at a recent banquet held at 
the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa. Graduates included Scott Anderson, Mark Baran, Mark Bastin, Herman 
Blatz. Ron Brant, James Bridgeman, Edward Brozek. David Capponi, Joesph Chandler, Michael Corrigan, Charles 
Culliver, Angelo DeCaria. Boda Driskill, Louis Eastman, Robert Easton, Joseph Emanuele, Douglas Giovannelli, 
Wilson Hall, Everett Hanna, Thomas Hannan, Kenneth Hughes, Andre Johnson, Dennis Jones, Robert Klein, 
Eldon Kunkle, Richard Leeds, Joseph Lippert, Mark Logan, Robert Lynch, Donald Madeja, Michael Matts, Kevin 
Maxshure, Peter McAnallen, Timothy Meehan, Vince Merlino, Edward Mikita, Gary Mizla, James Nichols, Alice 
Ogorodny, Brian Reese, Ronald Sayers, Gary Schmidt. Randall Shrader, Gregory Shumaker, Craig Simoni, Bruce 
Slattery, Duane Taylor, David Thomas, Dennis Torok, Michael Trimmer, Donald Tuomi, Mark Washington, Mark 
Worrall and Nick Yeckel. 

Christmas carols were led 
by Don Powers, instruc- 
tor, Daryl Bradley, Rich- 
ard Mooney, Robert Hig- 
gins. Jack Scribner, Jorge 
Santiago and David Slin- 

Tulsa mill-cabinet apprentices 
help local celebrate Christmas 

The Tulsa, Okla. Mill-Cabinet Appren- 
tices designed and constructed an old fash- 
ioned cabine that included changing particle 
board into rocks for the fireplace. A large 
nativity scene was constructed at one end 
and Peanuts and his gang skated on a pond 
at the other end of the cabin. The 40 feet of 
demountable panels were unveiled at the 
Local 943 annual Christmas dinner. The 
apprentices did all the work themselves 
under the direction of their instructor Don 

After the covered dish dinner for over 300 
members, wives, kids and grandkids, the 
group sang Christmas carols led by Don 
Powers and several apprentices. Santa, alias 
Danny Moore, squeezed through the fire- 
place and listened to the wishes of over 150 
excited kids. Each child left Santa's lap with 
a stocking full of goodies and a balloon. 

The decoration of the hall was done under 
the direction of Barbara Powers, a friend of 
every child in the world. 

All of the 32 apprentices involved are 
employed by Oklahoma Fixture Company 
of Tulsa. They employ over 400 of our 
members and are firm supporters of appren- 
ticeship. In addition to their financial sup- 
port, they donate many thousands of square 
feet of materials and laminate to the program 
each year. 

Santa Claus appeared at 
the Tulsa apprenticeship 
dinner this year to visit 
with the children present. 
Each child received a 
stocking full of goodies 
and a balloon after talk- 
ing with Santa. Shown 
here are Santa (Danny 
Moore), Robert Higgins, 
Don Powers and Cathy 
Powers with some of the 
children visiting Santa. 





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A first place award 
went to the Central 
Missouri District 
Council Appren- 
ticeship Training 
Program, below, 
for the float entered 
in the lOth annual 
Labor Parade. Sec- 
ond place went to 
Local 945, left. 

First, second places 
in Missouri parade 

As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 
U.S, apprenticeship program, a float spon- 
sored by the Central Missouri District Coun- 
cil Apprenticeship Training Program won 
first place in the 10th Annual Labor Parade 
in Jefferson City, Mo. 

The float judging was based upon con- 
struction, originality and appearance. The 
Council's winning float was selected over 22 
floats sponsored by different labor organi- 
zations. The unit contained miniature models 
showing the different carpenter skills. 

Union carpenters in the area took addi- 
tional pride in winning second place with an 
entry sponsored by Local 945. This float 
displayed a 14-foot hammer, sculptured with 
a chain saw from two trees by Business 
Representative Maurice Schulte; a three- 
foot plumb bob carved by Gerard Duden- 
hoeffer, a trustee of Local 945; an 18-foot 
square and saw, all of which were projects 
of members. 

1988 Carpentry 
Conference set 

The 1988 Carpentry Training Conference 
has been scheduled for May 9-13 at the 
Hilton Plaza Inn in Kansas City. Mo. 

The conference is scheduled to begin at 9 
a.m. Tuesday, May 10, and it will conclude 
at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. A circular 
letter giving detailed information on hotel 
registrations has been sent to all local unions 
and district, state and provincial councils, 
training directors and coordinators, and 
chairmen and secretaries of joint appren- 
ticeship and training committees. 

The theme of the 1 988 conference is " 'Union 
Training Environment," and an agenda on 
this theme is being compiled. It will include 
national standards revisions, flexibiUty in 
training, intake and pre-apprenticeship, the 
scholarship loan agreement, and problems 
related to "intent to hire." 

The conference hotel has announced a 
cutoff date for reservations of April 9, so 
participants are urged to make their reser- 
vations as soon as possible. 

Wheeling grad 

Ron Snyder, Local 3, Wheeling, W.V., re- 
ceived his journeyman's certificate from 
International Representative Everette Sul- 
livan at a recent celebration. 

Pittsburgh grads 

Local 2274. Pittsburgh, Pa., graduating 
apprentices were awarded Journeymen cer- 
tificates. They were, from left, Greg Lozo- 
voy, Jim Buzzanco, Bill Garland and 
Sharon Prescott. 



Cleveland center begins third yea; 

Tlie Cleveland Carpenters JATC is composed of 14 numbers, seven from tabor and 
seven from management. The JATC is directly responsible for the operation of the 
Cleveland Carpenters Training Center, which is now starting its third year of operation. 
The committee members, pictured above, are Leo Leiden, Leiden Cabinet Co.: Robert 
Snell, Emerson Construction Co.: John Heyer, Local 1 108 business agent: Jim Brown, 
CISP director: Tom Welo, Carpenters District Council executive secretaiy: Wayne Ham- 
ilton, Machinery Aligners and Installers: Joe Duale, Albert M. Higley Co.: Ed Kelley. 
Local 1871 business agent: Don Dreier, Donley Construction Co.: Phil Vilanza. Local 
1750 business agent and committee vice chairman: Jack Cahill. Local 254 business 
agent: Al Marotta. Acme Arsena Co. and committee chairman: Dan Molchan, Local 
1365 business agent: and Jim Hamilton, Duntop-Johnston Construction Co. 

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The picture above shows the lught sihoot mstiuctins Jor ilic journeyman upgrading 
class. The Spring 1987 class marked the largest enrollment in this class, which has been 
offered for the past 25 years. The classes are offered twice a year in two 15-week 

The instructors include Robert Hert?ian, millwright: Mike Rinella. metal sluds and 
diywatl: Pat McCafferty, stair building: Harold Roush, arc welding: Tom Welo Jr., 
optical tooling: Paul Cavasini, level and transit and construction estimating: Steve Zadd, 
floorlaying: Al Kuzmin. beginning and advanced cahinetmaking: Kim Parker, machine 
shop: Al Reitsman, blueprint reading: and John Sadowski, roof framing and apprentice 
coordinator. Not shown are Keith Rosen, MIG-TIG Welding and Dan Tober, millwright 
machine shop. 

Richmond grads 

Portsmouth grads 

Apprenticeship graduates from Local 388, 
Richmond, Va., were recently honored 
with a dinner at the Engineers Club. Hon- 
ored were Leonard Bottoms, Curtis Short, 
Timothy Miller, Pamela Courtney, Sandra 
Buisset, Eugene LeVines, Gerald Bowers 
and Christopher Dunn. James Frampton, 
also a graduate, was unable to attend. 

Local 437, Portsmouth, Ohio, recently 
honored its apprenticeship graduates. 
Shown here are Business Representative 
Norvel Davis, graduates Steve Shoemaker 
and Jeff Geaiy and Third District Board 
Member Thomas Hanahan. 


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

Retarees on parade 

Retirees Club No. 5, Bloomington, III., 
had afloat in the city's Labor Day parade. 
Among those aboard were Wayne Fager- 
burg. Marguerite Fagerburg. George 
Harms. Robert Craig. Laverne Craig, Toni 
Harms, Ruth Brooks, Leo Pass more, Lola 
Madix, Ed Madix. Earl T. Johnson and 
William Nance. Johnson was honored as 
"Carpenter of the Year" at the annual 
picnic of Local 63. 

Scenes on saws 

Russell B. Stevens, a retired member of 
Local 155. Plainfield. N.J.. has an unusual 
hobby. He paints landscapes on hand saw 
blades. Here are two: a beach scene com- 
plete with lighthouse and a winter scene 
deep in snow. A 44-year member of the 
UBC. he retired in 1974. and now he 
paints on canvas, dinner plates, and saw 
blades, as he finds them. 

Florida retirement 

Harry Colon joined Local 146. Schenec- 
tady. N.Y., in June. 1923. He became a 
foreman on such 
jobs as the Sara- 
toga Battlefield 
Museum, local 
churches and post 
offices. He retired 
in 1960. he marked 
his 90th birthday in 
September. He and 
Mrs. Cot on are at 
a nursing center at 
Deland, Fla. COTON 

Two officers of Retirees Club 27 — Vice 
President Larry Hess and President Duke 
DeFlorio — outside the Local 599 union hall 
with an Amoco boycott sign. 

l-iammond retirees 
join Amoco boycott 

When the Northwestern Indiana Building 
and Construction Trades Council launched 
a boycott against Amoco because of its 
construction hiring practices at that time, 
the members of UBC Retirees Club 27. 
Hammond, Ind., joined the public demon- 
strations. They distributed leaflets in shop- 
ping centers, carried placards and marched 
in parades. Members of Carpenters Local 
599 called the support of the retirees most- 
valuable to the campaign. 

More than 100 members and friends at- 
tended a Club 27 Thanksgiving party last 
November, which became a reunion for 

Art Mondud, Harold Neil and Leo Ceroni 
distributing boycott fivers in the parking 
lot of a shopping center in Hammond. 

Hesby and Dorothy Nash, center, enjoyed 
a surprise celebration of their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary at the club's Thanksgiv- 
ing party. 

many retirees of the area. A highlight of 
the occasion was a surprise celebration of 
the 50th wedding anniversary of a couple in 
the organization. 

Safety a 

These common abuses of striking 
tools are all dangerous. Each carries 
the potential for serious personal 
injury. The hardened striking face of 
a carpenter's hammer is designed to 
be struck against common, unhard- 
ened nails. Misusing the tool by 
sthking it against another hardened 
steel tool may result in chipping and 
consequent serious injury from flying 
particles. Removal of embedded 
nails, for example, should be done 
with a nail puller and a hand drilling 
or light sledge hammer. 

To protect your eyes from 
dust and flying particles, 
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when using striking tools. 

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Many Consumers Not 
Buying Home Equity 

Only 6% of all homeowners surveyed last 
year had established a revolving line of credit 
secured by their home equity, contrary to 
the expected large numbers indicated by a 
Federal Reserve Board study. Another 1% 
have appUed for a loan but were still waiting, 
according to the survey. An overwhelming 
number of consumers expressed no interest 
in applying for such a loan. 

Home equity loans were mainly used to 
pay debts and finance home improvements. 
The loans have been available for several 
years, but three-fourths of the existing ac- 
counts have been set up since 1984. 

This year financial institutions have ag- 
gressively advertised the loans for the first 
time because the tax reform act of 1986 
ehminated the tax deduction for consumer 
interest but retained mortgage-related write- 

Earlier this year Fed economists noticed 
that the level of consumer installment debt 
was declining while mortgage debt was ris- 
ing. They interpreted the unexpected change 
to be the result of new home equity loans. 

This study seems to be contrary to private 

Second mortgages became "home equity loans" 
under new terminology of nation's banks 

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studies as the Fed suggests that home equity 
loans are booming. A spokesman from the 
Consumer Banker Association said it would 
take time for consumer interest in the loans 
to show up in the data. 

The reason for the growth is obvious. 
Why pay 18% interest on a credit card when 

you can pay 9.5% on a home equity loan? 

Congress is considering removmg some 
of the interest deduction available on home 
equity loans. The House Ways and Means 
Committee heard testimony on the subject 
last year. The subject is still under consid- 

Employee workplace 
rights booklet 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occu- 
pational Safety and Health Administration 
has issued a new booklet, "OSHA: Em- 
ployee Workplace Rights," which is avail- 
able from the agency's regional and area 
offices throughout the nation. 

The 16-page booklet explains in detail the 
rights and responsibilities an employee has 
in the workplace under the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970. It encourages 
employers and employees to work together 
to remove hazards. 

Employee rights include safety and health 
information on an individual's workplace, 
information on OSHA inspections, notifi- 
cation on variances to OSHA standards and 
exercising rights under the OSH Act without 
fear of punishment. Employees are respon- 
sible for complying with OSHA standards 
and employer safety rules such as wearing 
protective equipment. 

One free copy of the new publication 
(OSHA 3021) is available from the nearest 
OSHA regional or area office. OSHA offices 

are listed in the U.S. Government section 
of the telephone directory under the U.S. 
Department of Labor. Requests also may be 
sent to the OSHA Publications Office, Room 
N-3101, 200 Constitution Avenue. Washing- 
ton. DC 20210. A self-addressed label should 
be enclosed with each request. 

When to contact 
Social Security 

It is important for people in cities and 
towns around America to know when to 
contact Social Security, according to the 
Social Security Administration. 

Not knowing when to contact Social Se- 
curity for information or documents could 
mean lost benefits which could never be 
recovered, SSA said. 

A person should check the local phone 
book and contact Social Security before 
getting his or her first job because a Social 
Security number is required. Also: 

• After a death in the family to see if 
survivor benefits can be paid: 

• When someone in the family is disabled 
to find out if disability benefits can be paid; 

• At retirement — at 65 for full rate ben- 
efits, or as early as 62 for reduced benefits; 

• A person should sign up for Medicare 
two or three months before 65 even if there 
are no retirement plans. 

Christian Brothers 
boycott continues 

A UBC boycott of Christian Brothers 
wines began during the holiday season, just 
ended, according to UBC General President 
Patrick J. Campbell. 

The action results from almost a year of 
unsuccessful negotiations with Christian 
Brothers in which members of the North 
Coast Counties of California District Council 
have been unable to obtain construction 
work from the company. All work is going 
non-union. Until 1986. the North Coast 
Counties of California District Council had 
maintained a long-standing and mutually 
beneficial relationship with the West Coast 
wine producer. 

While UBC members boycott Christian 
Brothers, a request for a full boycott by all 
AFL-CIO affiliates is under consideration. 




NLRB to U¥l: 
pay strikers 
$25 mlilion 

The National Labor Relations Board 
has officially ordered the National Foot- 
ball League to pay up to $25 million in 
wages and bonuses to striking players 
who were prohibited by the owners from 
playing on October 18 and 19. 

The NLRB complaint, issued by its 
Baltimore regional office, charged that 
the NFL Management Council violated 
federal labor law by discriminating against 
members of the Players Association after 
they unconditionally ended their 24-day 

The Board cited an NFL memo de- 
claring that strikers would have to report 
by Wednesday to be eligible to play the 
next weekend. However, strikebreakers 
were allowed to sign up the day before 
the games. The owners were ordered to 
pay the players for the missed game, plus 
the pro-rated share of any bonuses due. 

The management council is appealing 
the case to an administrative law judge 
of the NLRB. A hearing has been sched- 
uled for February 8 in Washington, D.C. 
Either side can appeal the judge's deci- 
sion to the five-member NLRB. After 
that, it can go to the courts. 

Pilots of two 
regional airlines 
vote for ALPA 

The pilots of Atlantic Southeast Air- 
lines, a regional carrier based in Atlanta, 
Ga., and Dallas, Texas, have voted for 
union representation by the Air Line 
Pilots Association. 

Results of the ballot were announced 
recently by the National Mediation Board, 
which oversees airline representation 
elections. Atlantic Southeast now em- 
ploys over 450 pilots. 

Atlantic Southeast serves 44 cities in 
13 states, from Virginia to Texas, with a 
fleet of DHC-7, Short SD360, EMB 120 
and 110 aircraft. 

In another balloting, the pilots of Crown 
Airways Inc., a Allegheny commuter 
carrier based in Du Bois, Pa., also voted 
for union representation by the ALPA. 

Crown Airways now employs about 60 
pilots, and serves cities in Pennsylvania, 
West Virginia and Ohio with a fleet of 
DHC6-300 and Shorts 330 aircraft. 

ALPA, founded in 1931, is the largest 
labor union and professional organization 
of U.S. airline pilots. It is affiliated with 
the AFL-CIO and holds collective bar- 
gaining rights for 40,000 airline pilots at 
43 carriers. In its professional role, ALPA 
is the industry's leading air safety ad- 

Juvenile Shoe 
removed from 
boycott list 

A four-month boycott against Juvenile 
Shoe Corp. has ended successfully, ac- 
cording to the Amalgamated Clothing and 
Textile Workers Union. 

ACTWU President Jack Sheinkman 
said, "What we've done with Juvenile 
Shoe is reverse the trend. This success 
shows us that a union can strike and win. 
Until now. Southwest Missouri was a 
graveyard for unions who dared to strike." 

The new contract provides that all 
striking employees retain full seniority 
rights, the right to return to their previous 
jobs, seniority rights over the workers 
who remained in the plant, up to a five 
percent increase in wages, holidays, health 
insurance coverage for themselves and 
their families. The new contract also 
provides that workers will be able to 
challenge piece rates. The replacement 
workers will join the ACTWU Local. 

Detroit home 
of the sitdown 
shuts down 

General Motors" Flint, Mich., body 
assembly plant has closed its doors after 
60 years in operation and 50 years after 
it served as the site of one of the most 
famous strikes in labor history. 

In 1936-1937, Auto Workers con- 
ducted a 44-day sitdown strike at the 
Flint Fisher body plants to win recogni- 
tion for the union. The strike, which 
began the day before at the Fisher body 
plant in Cleveland, spurred renewed auto 
industry strikes, with Cadillac and Fleet- 
wood Body Works following suit. 

The Flint shutdown laid off 3 ,200 work- 
ers. GM's other shutdowns and produc- 
tion cutbacks affected 1 ,800 workers in 
Pontiac, 3,300 workers in the Fleetwood/ 
Clark St. plants, 1,300 at the Central 
Foundry Nodular Iron in Saginaw, and 
1,600 workers at the Lakewood, Ga., 
assembly plants. An estimated total of 
29,000 GM workers will be on temporary 
or indefinite layoff in the coming months. 

Letter Carrier 
gets the wrong 
post office message 

Letter Carrier Gary Craycroft of Sat- 
ellite Beach, Fla., was telephoning in an 
outdoor booth when he saw an unoccu- 
pied car rolling backward in the direction 
of an elderly woman and gasohne pumps. 

Acting quickly, Carycroft managed to 
turn the steering wheel to keep the car 
from hitting the woman and the poten- 
tially explosive pumps. In the process, 
Craycroft was thrown from the vehicle, 
injuring his left leg, right elbow and ribs. 

What did Craycroft receive from his 
employers for his heroic deed? A plaque 
for valor, a citation for bravery? Not 
quite. The Satellite Beach Post Office 
sent Craycroft a letter of reprimand for 
participating in an "unsafe act." (PAD 

City of Hope 
becomes hopeless 

"Friend of Labor" City of Hope, has 
turned its back on members of Office and 
Professional Employees Local 30 in Los 
Angeles, Calif. 

Although there is no substantive evi- 
dence of financial difficulties as company 
officials claim, they have forced pay 
reductions and increased hours with no 
financial remuneration to Local 30 work- 
ers. The City of Hope arbitrarily imple- 
mented their offer of a 2% increase to 
select employees; a 40-hour work week 
from 35 hours with no wage differential, 
gave employees a stipend bonus and 
emasculated the seniority systems exe- 
cuting their own "bumping rights." 

The union offer to accept a one year 
wage freeze and status quo on other key 
provisions was rebuffed by the company. 
Management has taken an antiunion at- 
titude to the extent that Local 30 mem- 
bers are not allowed to discuss union 
matters at work. A nonbinding arbitration 
panel found that OPEIU Local 30 has 
been flexible in their proposals providing 
a basis for a fair contract, but the com- 
pany has taken a "take-it-or-leave-it" 

Local 30 has had an agreement with 
the City of Hope for 25 years and orga- 
nized labor has worked harmoniously 
with the organization in fund raising drives. 
However, the AFL-CIO Executive 
Council endorses the request of OPEIU 
for all affiliates to cease fund raising 
efforts nationally on behalf of the City 
of Hope until OPEIU is able to reach a 
fair contract. 

Two unions that have contracts with 
the City of Hope — Service Employees 
International Union and the International 
Union of Operating Engineers — support 
the decision of the Executive Council. 

Sidney Heller 
becomes Union Label 

Sidney Heller was unanimously elected 
secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO Union 
Label and Service Trades Department to 
succeed John E. "Jack" Mara, who re- 
tired. Mara had been secretary-treasurer 
of the department since March 1982 and 
served as its president for two years prior 
to that. Heller, a longtime vice president 
of the New York State Union Label and 
Service Trades Department and the New 
York City Label Trades Council, is an 
international vice president of the Food 
and Commercial Workers and president 
of UFCW Local 888 in New York. 



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A gorilla walked into a bar and 
ordered a drinl<, paying for it with 
a $20 bill. Thinking he'd put one 
over on the gorilla, the bartender 
gave him only $1 change. 

As the gorilla nursed his drink, 
the bartender struck up a conver- 
sation; "We don't get many of your 
kind in here." 

Giving him a look, the gorilla 
answered, "At $19 a drink, I can't 
believe you get ANYONE in here." 



A man walking home through a 
cemetery late one night fell into a 
newly dug grave and couldn't climb 
out. His frantic cries for help were 
finally heard by a tipsy passerby. 

"Help me," pleaded the trapped 
man. "I'm freezing down here." 

The other man peered unsteadily 
over the edge of the grave. "No 
wonder," he observed. "You kicked 
all your dirt off." 

— Shopper News 


A little girl about to take her first 
trip alone was warned about talking 
to strange men. 

At the station the conductor asked, 
'Where are you going?" 

"To Detroit," she answered, so 
he put her on the Detroit train. 

As the train pulled out she looked 
out the window and yelled, "Ha, ha. 
I fooled you that time — I'm going to 



Adam is the only man who couldn't 
say, "Haven't we met before?" 



A carpet sweeper salesman asked 
a lady if he could demonstrate his 
sweeper on her carpet. 

She agreed. He threw some fine 
dirt on her carpet and said, "If this 
sweeper doesn't clean up all this 
dirt, I'll eat it." 

"You'd better start right away," 
said the woman. "We don't have 

Chuck Townsend 



Two men were talking. One man 
said to the other "You know, the 
average ball player makes more 
money than the president of the 
United States?" 

The second man asked why. 

"Because the president doesn't 
want to play ball," he said. 

— Claude S. Syers 


There was a young lady from 

Who was so excessively thin. 

That when she essayed 

To drink lemonade 
She slipped through the straw 

and fell in. 


"What possible reason can you 
have for acquitting this defendant?" 
The judge shouted at the jury. 

"Insanity, your honor," the fore- 
man replied. 

"All twelve of you?" bellowed the 




Little Mike: "Daddy, can I help 
put the snow chains on the tires? I 
know all the words to use." 



Two guys met in Miami Beach. 

The first fellow said, "I was fishing 
last week and caught a fish that 
weighed 450 pounds." 

The other fellow looked back at 
him and said, "I was fishing last 
week too, and I didn't catch any- 
thing. But I pulled up the hook, and 
on it was a lantern from a ship. I 
could only guess how many years 
it had been lying in the mud, be- 
cause it was covered with seaweed 
and barnacles. But I washed it off, 
polished it, and there on the bottom 
was an engraving, 'Manufactured 
in 1466.' Now, as you know, 1466 
was before Columbus arrived in the 
New World, but would you believe 
it: That lantern was still burning!" 

To all this the first man replied, 
"I'll take one hundred pounds off 
the fish, if you'll blow out the light." 



We had just moved into our new 
home out west, and my young son 
was standing on the front porch 
surveying the new neighborhood. 
A little girl skipped up the street 
and introduced herself. 

"Did you know that I'm half In- 
dian?" she asked him. 

My son looked her straight in the 
eye, pulled himself up to his full six- 
year old height and replied, "That's 
nothing. I'm all cowboy." 

— R.A. Bowlin, wife of member 
Local 201. Winfield, Kan. 



Chicago, III. 


A dinner was held by Local 434 in honci .il 
25 and 50-year members for their ser/ics lo the 
Brotherhood. They Included, front, Bruce 
Nelson, conductor; Richard Sar/ey, recoroirirj 
secretary; Robert Scholtens, financial secreta'rv; 
William Beemsterboer, president: Edward 
Nelson, business representative; Leif Skrodal, 
trustee; Stanley Kazwara, trustee; and 50-year 
member Joseph Beneventi, warden. 

Back row; Arthur Valliere, Treasurer, William 
Hall; Cornelius Venhuizen, William Porter, 
Kenneth Swart, Bernard Krause, David DeVos 
and Peter Meneghetti, trustee. 






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. 

Baltimore, MD — Picture No. 1 


Local 1548 honored its members with long 
service to the Brotherhood in an early fall 

Picture No. 1: Ruth Jensen, center, was 
presented with her husband's 40-year pin by 
John Schmitz, business agent, and Jack Johns, 
president. Mr. Jensen recently passed way. 

Picture No. 3: Joe Gilbert, 25-year member. 

Picture No. 2: 35-year members Howard 
McCoy and Robert Jennings, 
year member. 

Picture No. 4: 20-year pins were presented 
to William Wingate, Mike Schmidt, Claude 
Welch and John Hofmeister. 

MD— Picture 
No. 2 


Picture No. 3 

MD— Picture 
No. 1 

Picture No. 2 





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Forestville, MD — Picture No. 3 

Baltimore, MD — Picture No. 4 

Forestville, MD— Picture No. 4 

Local 132 presented members with lapel pins 
and certificates for their service to the 
Brotherhood after a regular meeting. 

Picture No. 1: James Buch Sr., and James 
S. Merkle were presented with 50-year pins. 

Picture No. 2: Vincent Giampietro, 50-year 

Picture No. 3: 45-year members were, front, 
George Toder and James B. Thomson. 

Second row. George Basso. Ralph German 
and Denver Sasser. 

Back row, August Myers. James Goodman, 
George Grove and Frank Duvall. 

Picture No. 4: Shelby Colbert, Claude 
Tharpe, John Underwood and Willie Mann were 
presented with 40-year pins. 



Inglewood, Calif.— Picture No. 1— Nelson, left; Miller, right, with General President 

Inglewood, Calif.- 
Picture No. 2 

Inglewood, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

Inglewood, Calif. — Picture No. 6 


Local 2435 recently honored its members 
with 25 or more years of service. 
Picture No. 1: Paul H/liller, right, and Arthur 

A. Nelson shown with Sigurd Lucassen, First 
General Vice President, were honored for 65 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members honored 
were Edward J. Bergschneider, Paul Gilbert, T. 
Reed Sadahiro, Lawrence R. Schott and John 

Those not shown are Leo Altobella, Ernest C. 
Bode, Clarence Bouttee, Paul Braunbecl<, 
William Chenier, Claude Curtis, Robert 
Domenico, Lawrence R. Fessenden Sr., Hubert 
C. Hansen, Robert Higginson, Irving Hutchings, 
Clyde James, Francis W. Johnson, Julius 
Johnson, Lawrence E. Kellett, Oscar King, 
Lloyd Landcaster, N.J. Newman, Gustav H. 
Olson, Louis B. Ortiz, C.E. Patton, Robert B. 
Pluym, Louis Rudd, John F. Russ, Paul Tuttle 
Sr., Harvey Williamson and Harold Youmans. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years of service included Page I. Wiberg, Leo 
Glass, Leon Ahlstrom, William A. Seppanen, 
Johnny Lydon, Bernard Bauman, Joseph 
Halwax, Chester D. Weiche, Prentiss Kirk, 
Richard R. Whittaker, Carl Peters, Thompson 
Parrett, Arthur J. Cheshire, Harold E. Blada, 
James L. Willemsen, Bert J. Barr and Curtis C. 

Those not shown are Harman R. Azbell, Otto 

B. Berg, George W. Birnie, Gordon R. Bittore, 
Sidney Blakeney, Edward Boutte, Delbert 
Brossard, Carl W. Bradley, Lowell Butterfield, 
Gerald Can/er, William Carson, Steve Chowka, 
Anton V. Christenson, Robert Cherry, Francis 
R. Cody, Donald Cook, Kenneth Cross, James 
DeMaio, Alvon Elder, M.A. Feller, Robert L. 
Finley, Noah A. Gates, William Gaten, Edward 
Gibson, Paul Goff, Andrew Grotz, Albert 
Hammel, Ben Hawse, James E. Heintz, Lyod E. 
Hoefer, Jack Hutler, Howard T. Irving, Francis 
W. Johnson, Robert G. Johnson, Ted Kelly, 
Oscar Klatte, Arthur H. Kuhlman, Doyle E. 
Lister, Hjelmar Magnuson, Albert A. Martin, 
Clovis Martinet, Christopher Mathewson, 
Thomas B. Mathis, F. V. Maxon, George Mello, 
Edward T. Michaels, Lester Moe, Harold C. 
Owen, Elwin H. Raikes, Watson Reed, Robert 
Rieboldt, Benie J. Roquemore, Edmund 
Rucinski, Reedy Rummel, William Runions, 
Royal Sappington, Adamar B. Skomski, Glen 
Sparks, Leonidas J. Stibbs, Arthur B. Terwey, 
Owen L. Thomas, Avery J. Timms, DeeOee 
Todd, Daniel Trepanier, Francis L. Tucker, 
Donald E. Walther, Herbert Waters, H. Leon 
Watson, Clarence Welte, J. Glen Wilson, Armin 
G. Wood and Loeonad C. Zinn. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members honored 
were Paul W. Sigur, Judge John Lynch, Willie 
Zindric, William 'Red' Egan, president, Chartes 
A. Wilt, Glen J. Stark, David G. Ralston, Lee 
Dodik, Joe Damico, Russ K. Slaughter, Floyd 
Clay, business representative. Local 1437, 
Jackie Barnett, financial secretary, and Frank 

Those not shown are Max E. Beatty, John L. 
Brawley, Reyes Candelaria, Louis Cato, Ralph 
Chenier, Ronald Clews, Alexander Escalante, 
Thomas F. Fedderson, Frank Festerer, Dale R. 
Fischer, Charles E. Frohner, Frank J. Frontino, 
Lorman M. Griffith, Donald J. Harris, Edward 
Haynes, Irving E. Hutchins, Leon Janowak, 
John J. Jost, Stanley Kalt, Steve Kardos, 
Robert Kuykendall, William Kuzyk, Richard 
Lampe, Victor Larey, Donald Lasley, Jack 



Inglewood, Calif, com. 

Lawhon, Arlie J. Lisech, Olin Lovelace, Aubrey 
J. Maspero, Jerald Niebel Jr., Martin O'Connor, 
Leo F. O'Donneil, David H. Phillips, Joseph 
Pozzuoli, Lowell Ramsey, Roger Rennhof, 
Clarence Rixey, Lyie Rothenberg, Howard E. 
Sappington, Pierce L. Sill, Glen Starl<, Harry J. 
Thompson, Carl V. Tiede, William Webb, 
Raymond Williams, Ceasar Williams Sr., Ladeli 
Williams and William B. Wines. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year recipients were Sam 
Edwards, Cliff Lager, Oliver Barichere, Larry 
Buettner, Toshimi Kitagawa, Kenneth Hirakami, 
Hiroshi Kuboyama, Niels C. Nelson and David 

Those not pictured are Florian Alter, Dale 
Bastian, Guy D. Benson, Lawrence F. Boll, 
Edgar L. Bowland, Phillip Brown, William 
Carney, John Deering, John Duda, Fredrick 
Easton, John T. Edis, Herbert L. Greer Jr., 
Mervin E. Harry, Johnny D. Imboden, James F. 
Jack, Truman Johnson, Robert Kawakami, 
Benjamin L. Kennedy, Ervin F. Knwbusch, Boyd 
A. Lake, Everett L. Lawrence, Thomas Lifsey, 
Billy I. Little, Joseph J. Mancuso, Antonio 
Marquez, Thomas J. Moore, Charles R. Payne, 
Eleder Robinson, Edward Rosenthal, Patsy F. 
Rutigliano, Peter Schoenberg, Al Sperling, 
Ruben Stroh, Moses E. Ward, John Weede, 
Joe Wyhowanec and Michael Wyhowanec. 

Picture No. 6: Those receiving 25-year pins 
included Hans Haberman, Pelton Rogers, vice 
president, Charlie Martin, Frank Preston, Bob 
Clubb, past president, William 'Red' Egan, 
president and Matt Buzzard. 

Those not pictured are Loren D. Anderson, 
Terry L. Ayer, Luis DeLaRosa, William Farmer, 
Herman Hass, Otto J. Harkins, Frank Henson, 
Lester Huff, Clinton Jarreau, Charles G. Martin, 
Albert R. Niles, Robert Patrick, Herbert E. 
Perley, Grant Rainey, Johnnie Schick, Charles 
Stewart, George Schmidt, Ralph Stiffler, 
William Tubbs, Wendell Vannatta, Lawrence 
Vanderbosch, William Waters and Raymond 


The following members were honored at a 
regular meeting of Local 20: 

70-year members: Olaf Larsen and Ole 

60-year member Karl Nilsen. 

50-year member Clifford Stonier. 

45 year members: Andreas Andreassen, 
Anthony Butera, Jelino Formicola, Andrew 
Bellina, Richard Espenbaum and George 

40-year members: Edwin Anderson, Ross 
Cocozza, Anthony Delisa, William Erkman, Paul 
Giarletta, Gus Jensen, Gaetano Lamberti, 
George Leanza, Arthur Nelson, M. 
Notofrancesso, Norman Olsen, Sigfried 
Pearson, John Potusek, Cosmo Serio, Batista 
Tomasello, Bernard Varriano, Edwin Carlson, 
Edward Currier, Joseph Doucett, Anthony Gallo, 
Michael Grasso, Stanley Lada, Walter Lawler, 
Bernt Nesse, Stanley Nilsen, Kenneth Olsen, 
Ralph Omholt, Anthony Pistilli, Sam Rutigliano, 
Douglas Snyder and Jack Vanstratum. 

35-year members: Joseph Bodenschatz, 
Chris Carnivalle, Anthonio D'Antonio, Angelo 
Fazio, Einar Johnsen, Louis Lamperti, Mangar 
Oines, Vincent Shreck, George Ward, Bjarne 


Carpenters and Millmen's Local 1583 held a 
recognition luncheon for membership with 
longstanding service to the Brotherhood at the 
Applewood Inn. 

Picture No. 1: 50- 
year member Glenn 

Picture No. 2: 45- 
year members were, 
front, Arthur Venard 
and John Tricarico. 

Back row, Andrew 
Rachak, Frank Pol 
and Robert Lamping. 

Picture No. 3: 40- 
year members 

honored were, front, Edward Rylands 
Eppinger and Ernest Mudra. 



Englewood, Colo.— Picture No. 2 

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Englewood, Colo.— Picture No. 6 

Back row, Keith Bashor, Robert Vi. Liik= .jr.a 
William H. Benns. 

Picture Wo. 4: Joseph Wlotnyl-.. Frank 
Strafface and Donald Nuffer were honored for 
their 35 years. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members honored 
were Robert Schroder, Norbert Nolde and Joset 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members were J-akob 
Dvoracek, Frank James and William OeJean. 

Picture No. 7: 20-year members honored 
were, front, Cecil C. Hughes, Leroy Hopes, 
David H. Quintana, Eugene F. Williams and 
Raymond. Cordova. 

Second row, Oausie Greathouse, David H. 
Quintana, Arnold Valdez, Amador Valdez, Henry 
Trujillo, Joe Trujillo and James Nightingale. 

Back row, Ervin Cooley, Moises Martinez, 
Moses Haro, Chest Atchley, Robert Bott, 
George Prince and Richard Sav/yer. 

Englewood, Colo. — Picture No. 3 

Englewood, Colo. — Picture No. 5 


Englewood, Colo. — Picture No. 7 

Hansen, Edward Kramer, Phil Mollica, Ewalds 
Pilsums and Henry Smith. 

30-year members: Steve Bihun, Ernie 
Borghese, Vincent Caiozzo, Arman Chiaparelli, 
John King, Ray Peterson, Michael Scocco, 
John 0. Swenson, G. Vidringstad, Thomas 
Billante, Razio Bueta, George Cangilosi, Sal 
Dolcimoscolo, Louis Lopez, Rosaria Raia, 

Jerome Stamberger, A. Vidringstad and Harry 

25-year members: Joe Battaglia, Robert 
Candrilli, Robert Demons!, Criand DosSantos, 
Leon Heidler, Peter Lore, John Rossitto, John 
Solle, Greg Battaglia Sr., Joe Celecki, Ai 
Devito, Patsy Esposito, Anthony Lammanna, 
William O'Niel Jr., and Edwin Schweers. 



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Williamsport, Pa.— Picture No. 2 

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Williamsport, Pa. — Picture No. 3 

Pasadena, Calif.— Picture No. 2 

Williamsport, Pa.- 
Picture No. 4 

No. 1— HAMM 


Local 23 recently honored members with 25 
to 60 years of service to the Brotherhood at an 
awards banquet. 

Picture No. 1: 
Arthur Hamm, 45- 
year member. 

Members not 
pictured are William 
Boyce, George Brass, 
Anson Gamble, 
Harold Hill, John H. 
Miller, Frank Ransom, 
William Roadarmel, 
Ira R. Swartzlander 
and Charles Starr. 

Picture No. 2: 40-year members honored 
were, front, James Crandall, Earl Furman, 
James Jamison, Oscar Merrill and William 

Back row, Harry Morgan, Luther Moyer, 
Charles Propst, Donald Schriner, Joseph 
Schriner, Frank Szybist and Harold Woodhead. 

Those not shown are Robert Ashenfelder, 
Ralph Boyce, Mason Chamberlain, Robert 
Deibler, Allen Douty, Alex Gilotti, Paul Gobora, 
Harold Harner, Bela Horvath, Robert Hummel, 
Stanley Karlovich, Edward Kotwica, Clinton 
Kramer, Wilbur Merrill, John l>Jeece, Bernard 
Novakoski, Stephen Odell, George Pensyl, 
Joseph Quatrini, Cloyd Reitz, Lewis Stanley, 
Charles Wilvert, Herbert Zane and Joseph 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 35 
years were, front, David Bamberger, Luther 
Betsker, Joseph Checchi and Robert Oreese. 

Back row, William Drumheller, David 
Hinaman, Robert Klinger, John S. Hfliller, 
George Mingos, William Owens and Clinton 

Those not shown are Anthony Antonio. Lloyd 

Clark, Luther Conrad, Robert Geiser, Bruce 
Gilbert, Roy Herrold, Ermie Hill, Lindley 
Hummel, Ralph Hunter, Max Jenkins, George 
Kirchman, John Mangino, Harold Natlack, 
George Moore Jr., Charles Nace, John Persing, 
Harlan Reitz, Arthur Russell, Harry Schenck, 
Earl Snyder, Fred Snyder, Ralph Taylor, Marlin 
Trego, Leo Turofski, Lewis VanCampen, Joseph 
Welteroth Sr., Samuel Williams, Robert Wydra 
and Joseph Young. 

Picture No. 4: Members honored for 25 
years of service included, front, Donald 
Hudson, Jerome Kalinoski, Elmber Kalmbach 
and Clair Springman. 

Back row, Donald Hauck, Willard Kilmer, 
Dale Moyer, John Peifer, Calvin Swank and 
William Tressler. 

Not pictured are, Norman Aikey, Daniel 
Boone, Kenneth Brink, Leon Burns, Charles 
Day, Elwood Ettinger, Robert Frawley, Kenneth 
Hockenbroch, Frank Jankowsky, Fred May, 
Walter Ostroski, Ralph Roberts, LaVerne 
Roupp, Fred Spotts and Claude Yohe. 

Honored but not pictured was Robins Swank, 
60-year member. 

Also honored were 30-year members Budd 
Feaster, R. Daniel Gill, Robert Harris, Robert 
Hoover, William Kirkner, Robert Millheim, 
Waler Portzline, William Rohrbach, Joseph 
Scisly, George Steinhart, Orval Tittle, Joseph 
Tuttle, Eldon Westbrook, Dail Williams and 
Thaddeus Zdanowski. 


A.C. Hughes, Local 

357, was presented 

with a pin for his 62 

years of service to the 


Brotherhood. The pin 

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was presented in 

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Hughes' home in 

Paducah, Ky. 



Local 769 honored some of its members of 
longstanding service to the Brotherhood at a 
recent meeting. 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored 
were Otis Richardson, Clarence McAlpin, 
Thorvald Jensen, Ben V. Doda, Neal Wagner, 
William Frommling, Walter Thomasson, James 
Crusberg and Lawrence Green. 

Not shown are Valmor Rochon, Foy Hodges, 
Paul Lancaster, Jacob Rempel and Elmer 

Picture No. 2: Durwood Sawyer, Floyd 
Milton and Harold Basset were honored for 45 
years of service. 

Not shown are Leo Fleshman, John 
Osmonson, Sven Malmgren, Roy Woodin, 
Clarence Erickson, Earl Nelson, James Smith 
and Frank V. Cowan. 

Texas— Picture 
No. 1, above 
Picture No. 2, 


Millmen's Local 724 gave a banquet for all 
its members early in the fall of 1987. At the 
banquet members were honored for their 
service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1: Adam Cantu and Edwin Hejl 
were honored with 25 years of service. 

Also honored but not appearing in a picture 
were Robert Riebeling, 33 years; Stanley 
Hablinski, 38 years; Olie Gebhard, 41 years; 
Lige Bielamowiez, 42 years; George J. 
Thrasher, 41 years; Charles Nowak, 44 years; 
and a special honor to John Doepping with 50 
years of service. 

Picture No. 2: Edward Holloway, 20 years of 




Members of Local 1506 were recognized for 
their service to the Brotherhood during a pin 

Picture No. 1: George Pluso, 60-year 

Picture No. 2: Charles Byler, 55-year 

Picture No. 3: 50-year recipients were 
Eugene Parke, Frank Testa, Fred Phillips, 
"Slim" Ottman and Jack Kuppersmith. 

Picture No. 4: John Bushman, Doug Coffin 
and Warren St. Amant were honored for their 
45 years of service. 

Picture No. 5: 40-year members included 
Ray Carpenter, Bill True, Jesse Crews, Guy 
Weaver, Charles Abblett, Paul Ogaz, Frank 
Golson, Juan St. Amant, Clyde St. Amant, Lee 
Spano, Ed McKervey, Clarence Dume, Lue 
Burnett, Ray Redmond, Ray Rice, Rusty 
Mullins, Virgil Stearm, Ray Peterson, Norm 
Kelly and Waind Wertanen. 

Picture No. 6: 35-year members honored 
were Bobby Graham, Ray Cooper, Earl 
Howarth, Gus Hill, J.B. Phillips, Frank Batzek, 
Red Freeman, Oefoster Miller, Norm Abrahams, 
Howard Duell, Art Eisele, Jerry Welch, Harvey 
Wolf, Dewey Lewallen, Jim Johnson, Paul 
Urgel, Swede Jensen, Joh Potter, Jacinto 
Chavez, Vince Hernschall and Lucien Guiol. 

Picture No. 7: 30-year members honored 
were Elton Colbert, Walter Chaney, John Card, 
Ralph Leese, Bob White, Ralph Duncan, Mel 
Hull, Richard Alsup, Doug Hooper, Terry 
Matthews, Bill Salo, George Stoffel, Clark 
Rowton, Richard Thorsngs, Al Nygaard, Jim 
Beaver, Ken Pollard, Jack Logan, Tom Potter, 
Richard Wassell, Russ Wassell, Harold Phillips, 
Byron Young, Gary Williams, Frank Sims and 
Louis Lopez. 

Picture No. 8: 25-year members honored 
were Chris Kennedy, Terry Kennedy, Joe 
Chapman, Don Snyder, Herman Cooks, Mel 
Nerd, Gary Gilbert, Robert Lebo, Roger Evans, 
Virgil Kimberiing, Larry Butterbaugh, Richard 
Corman, James Cochran and Larry Harja. 

Picture No. 9: Other 25-year members 
include Paul Bogsmiller, Robert Denver, Ramon 
Balandran, Joe Baur, Jack McElroy, John 
Layman, Richard Celmer, Bob Lloyd, Frank 
Diaz, Charles Davis, Richard Luna, Alex 
Shannon, Jack Logan, Ken Pyles, Ches Staggs, 
Kale Prouty, Burl Deardorff and Elmer OhI. 

Los Angeles, Calif. — Picture No. 3 

The "Se.'^/Jce To The Brctherh-oo-::'" 
section gives recognition to Uniied 
Brotherhood members with 20 or 
more years of service. Please 
identify members carefuliy, from 
left to right, printing or typing the 
names to ensure readability. 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. 20001. 

Los Angeles, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

Los Angeles, Calif.— Picture No. 8 

Los Angeles, Calif. — Picture No. 9 


Salt Lake City, Utah— Picture No. 1 

Salt Lake City, Utah— Picture No. 2 


Local 184 honored its senior members with 
pins and certificates at an awards luncheon 
during the fall of 1987. 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored 
were, front, Owen Ellis, H.J. Boettcher, Edwin 
C. Inkley, Carl Lange, Maurice Lyman and 
Severn D. Loder. 

Back row, Richard Sperry and Walt D. Grow. 

Picture No. 2: Members honored for 40 
years of service and dedication were, front, 
William F. Hadley, Keith R. Crithfield, Ben Bell, 
William Bleazard, Truman Cope and Bert 

Back row, Albert E. Jenkins, Earl B. Landry, 
L.R. LeCheminant and Ted J. Lee. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 30 and 
35 years were Stanley Odekirk, Donald S. 
Cook, Calvin C. Smith, Donald G. Reed, Keith 
W. Hill and John L. Tew. 

Picture No. 4: Albert Giezendanner, James 
K. Owens, Gaylen Rock and LeRoy Johnson 
were honored for their 25 years of service. 

Salt Lake City, 
Utah— Picture No. 3 

Salt Lake City, Utah- 
Picture No. 4 

East St. Louis, Illinois- 
Picture No. 1 


Local 169 had its annual pin presentation to 
honor its members of longstanding service to 
the Brotherhood. An evening meal of port 
steaks and bratwurst and sauerkraut was served 
to 95 men in attendance. 

Picture No. 1: 40-year members honored 
were Russell Whittaker, Hughie Kinne, August 
Werner, Jim Kennedy, business representative, 
Frank Rekosh, Dale Williams, Leonard Johnson, 
Charles Harris and Milo Sulya. 

Picture No. 2: Pins for 35 years of service 
were presented to Ron Ames, Frank Wayhorn, 
Kennedy and Robert Lehman. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 30 
years of service were Kenneth Waltermire, 
Jesse Ramsey, Kennedy and John Hammon. 

Picture No. 4: Sam Penetti and Elvin 
Robertson were presented with 25-year pins. 

Picture No. -5: Joe Tenllado, Kennedy and 
Dan Kime were presented with 20-year pins. 

East St. Louis, III.— Picture No. 3 

East St. Louis, III.— Picture No. 5 




Local 44 recently sponsored a banquet to 
celebrate its 75 years and 90 years with Locals 
41 and 44. During the banquet pins were 
presented to members with long service. 

Picture No. 1: Life members were Mrs. 
Taylor accepting for Warren N. Taylor, and 
Eugene P. Deem. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members honored 
were, front, Ed McDannell and Ralph E. 

Back row, John Radmaker and Kenneth 

Picture No. 3: Kenneth V. Davison, Ray N. 
Meyers and Eugen Burse were honored for their 
40 years of service. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members John H. Vail 
and William J. Rollins. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year member Harold E. 
Wolfe and Eugene P. Deem. 

Picture No. 6: Members enjoyed a cake 
cutting ceremony as one of the festivities of the 
evening. Phillip G. Burnett, secretary treasurer, 
Mid-Central, Illinois, District Council; Donald 
Gorman, international representative; Thomas 
Hanahan, Third District board member; John 
W. Pruitt, Second General Vice President; 
Ralph E. Stirewalt, master of ceremonies. 

Champaign, III. — Picture No. 1 

Ricfimond, Va., from 
left to right Shufelt, 
Lewis, Cooper 


Champaign, III. — Picture No. 5 


Local 388 honored its members for their 
dedicated service at a pinning party held last 

Picture No. 1: Milton Shufelt, 50 years. 

Picture No. 2: Olen H. Lewis, 45 years. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years of service were Thomas J. James. Elvis 
Woods and Willie R. Byrd. 

Picture No. 4: Len J. Williams and James 
Orange were honored for their 35 years of 

Picture No. 5: Pins for 30-year membership 
were awarded to Owen S. Seal, Billy Moore, 
Harold Lovering, George Overby and Wiley E. 

Picture No. 6 

Picture No. 7 

John W. Cooper, 25-year 

Richmond, Va. — Picture No. 4 

Richmond, Va. — Picture No. 7 

Albert Otto, James E. 
Kennedy, Andy Hammell and Elmer C. Sayers 
were awarded 20-year pins. 



Local 1256 sponsored a dinner dance for its 
mennbers and honored many witli service pins. 

Picture No. 1: Cliester Eal<ett, 45-year 

Picture No. 2: 35-year members honored 
were Roger Beaumier, Stanley Hyatt, Paul 
Lacasse, William Lawrence, Ronald Carlton, 
business representative, Donald Livingston, 
Paul Melanson, Russell 
Nantais and Florian Vallee. 

Picture No. 3: Members 
honored for 25 years of 
service were Percy 
Fleischhauer Carlton and Fred 

Picture No. 4: 20-year 
pins were presented to Ron 
Cole, president, Doug Byrns, 
Ivan Delong, John Dennis, 
Joe Knapper, Carlton, Ray 
Mainville, Duncan McKeller, 
Jack Piggott and Vince 

Sarnia, Ont. — Picture No. 3 

Sarnia, Ont. — Picture No. 4 

Parkersburg, W.V. — Picture No. 3 


A 40th anniversary banquet was recently 
celebrated by IVIillwright Local 1755. Members 
with longstanding service to the Brotherhood 
were recognized with service pins. 

Picture No. 1: 40-year members honored 
were Paul C. Parkins, Joseph Hiener, Leonard 
Massar, Roy H. Robinson Jr., Robert Becker 
Sr. and Gerald Beardsley. 

Picture No. 2: 35-year members receiving 
pins were, front, Dale Sims Jr., Ray F. 
Mattern, Grant Queen and Ralph Harrah. 

Back row, H.C. Byrd, R. Glen Robinson, 
Everett E. Sullivan and Karl Ankrom. 

Picture No. 3: Members receiving 30-year 
pins were Arnold K. Richards, Bernard 
Richards, Ernest Combs, Ralph Frum, Ernest 
Hissom and Lyie B. Northcraft. 

Picture No. 4: Tommy Watson and Russell 
BrightweO received 25-year pins. 

Picture No. 5: 20-year members included. 

Parkersburg, W.V. — Picture No. 5 


The combined retirees banquet of Local 4 
and Local 166 was recently held at the Elks 
Lodge in Moline, ill. During the banquet 
members of long service were honored. 

Picture No. 1: Raymond F. Rohwedder, 
Local 4, was presented with a 70-year pin. 

Picture No. 2: Albert V. Carlson, Local 166, 
was presented with a 65-year service pin. 

Parkersburg, W.V. — Picture No. 4 
front, John Henderson, Louis E. Kaiden, H.B. 
Hill Jr., Chester Wells and Ray C. Brewer. 
Back row, James R. Hawley, Brinley I. 
Staley, M. Bruce Combs, Joseph Ranson Sr., 
David Casto and OttJe Metz. 




The following list of 580 deceased members and spouses represerits 
a total of $1,052,818.29 death claims paid in November 1987; (sj 
following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 


Local Union. City 














Chicago, IL — Karl C. Carpenter, Karl C. Carpenter. 

Cincinnati, OH— Kenneth W. File. 

Wheeling. WV— Grafton John Clark. 

Davenport, lA — Emil J. Anderson. 

St. Louis, MO— Louis J. Faveere. Louis R. Darian. 

Hudson County, NJ — Charles Hansen. 

Minneapolis, MN — Alma C. Rasmussen (s). Fritz 

Johnson, Leslie H. Mortenson. Melvin Lukken, 

Thomas Panek. 

Philadelphia, PA — Charles J. Granahan, Elmer J. 

Miller, Ralph E. Rowe, Walter C. Kraus. 

BufTalo, NY — Joseph Treger. 

Chicago, IL — Frank George Swierk. 

San Antonio, TX— Antonio V. Enriquez. David V. 

Delgado, John E. Galvan. 

Bronx, NY — Herman Moore, 

New York, NY — Andrew Breimon, George Lakonen. 

George Zeller Sr. 

San Francisco, CA — Beulah Hope Sands (s), Lester 

E. Dussell. 

Willianisport, PA— William C. Mitchell. 

Central, CT — Allen Mossman. Frank Jabubiak Sr., 

Fred W. Parkhurst. 

Los Angeles, CA — Eugene T. Smith, Joe A. Herrera, 

Ralph L. Roberts. 

Oakland, CA — Maynard Cook. 

San Rafael, CA — David Giesick. Milo T. Andrews. 

Oakland, CA — Henry Katka, Rosaline Virginia Sie- 

gler (s). 

Boston, MA — Joseph Francis Jacobs. Mario Lentine. 

Hartford, CT — Bertha Celina Archambault (s), Gun- 

nar L. Johnson. 

St. Louis, MO— John J, Schulte. 

Fitchburg, MA — Jalo Siren, 

Knoxville, TN— Paul Kenneth Webb. 

White Plains, NY— Charles W. Coolen. 

Chicago, Il^-James Svec, Peter H. Borchert. 

Boston, MA — Giles J. Adams. 

Chicago, IL — Ernest E. Hanson, Golfried Witte, 

James F. Break. 

Indianapolis, IN — Leonard M. Ferraro. 

Kansas City, MO — Edward A. Cassell, Kurt A. 

Norberg, Olof Ferm, 

Chicago, Il^Stanley Detloff. 

Perth Amboy, NJ — Andrew J. Yellen. 

Olean, NY— Gary E. Perkins. 

Canton, OH~Blanche A. Freshley (s). 

St. Louis, MO — John D. Baron. 

Chattanooga, TN— Georgia A. McDonald (s). 

Chicago, IL— Ruth Larson (s). 

Halifax, NS, CAN— Allister Sidney Connors. Charles 

E. Day, Hubert Wallace Atkins. 
Rochester, NY— Carl J. Kehrig. 

St. Paul, MN— Edward A. Gunderson, Elzo J. West. 
Harold L. Fern. Harold R. Jensen. Lawrence J. 
Eller, Maurice L. Ingvalson, Reuben O, Ristrom, 
Mobile, AL— Clarence Frederick Carleton, William 

F. Lambert. 

Providence, RI — Eugene Roy, Meobourne S. Phil- 

Spokane, WA — Lawrence C. Hamilton, Milton Ker- 
mit Miland. 

Baltimore, MD — Ernest E. Gordon, James G. Rick- 
man, Rudolph C. Rawl. 
Oakland, CA^Charles E. Nelsson. 
Cleveland, OH— Albert S. Stofcho, Edmund J. Ban- 
ville Jr. 

Worcester, MA — David A. Frink. 
Springfield, MA — Stanley J. Wysocki, Walter Henry 

Sheffield, AL — Gene Cassada, James Steven Gaddis. 
Lawrence, MA — Alfred W. Jackson, James J. Con- 

Butte, MT— Mitchell V. Rosa. 
Middletown, OH — Richard M. Hickman. 
East Detroit, MI — Agatha Szydlowski (s), Johannes 
Oldenkamp, John J, Pacquette, Sydney Londo. 
Detroit, MI— Cari M. Richard, Charles Haines. Dan- 
iel Hammond, Mane A. Bumstead (s), Myron Olsen, 
Obadiah Churchill. Orville O. Stocker. Robert D. 
Schmidt. Rosie Mae Nicholson (s). 
Utica, NY — Alessandro Rosato. 
Broward County, FL — Edwin L. Aument. Floyd R. 

Miami, FL — Bemice Ware, Philip J. Gates. 
St. Albans, WV — Lee Roy Boggess. 
Seattle, WA — George L. Mercer. Hans M. Busk, 
Louise Lundgren (s), Ray F. West, Roselle Desrosier 

Washington, DC— Everett L. Bell, George U. At- 

New York, NY— Cecil Black. Moshe Schlanger. 
Tampa, FL — Franklin M. Herchenrider, Jerome Cy- 
rus Dyvig. 

Chicago, IL — Albert F. Perkins. 
Kenosha, WI — Marvin Clarence Whitney. 
San Mateo, CA — Donald W. Abbott. Jerry Leontie. 
Rock Island, IL — Donald F. Crimmins. Robert H. 

Youngstown, OH — Harry L. Sharp, Richard E. Ju- 

JoUet. IL— Bobbie Webb. Frank Burla. 
Chicago, IL — Frank Sanzeri, Richard Nicolini. 
Cleveland, OH— Elizabeth J. Kebrdle (s), John L. 
Paal, Steve Kanter. 

Local Union. City 

184 Salt Lake City, UT— Daniel W. Warner. James 

190 Klamath Falls, OR— John H. Plymale, Warren 

Morehead, Sr. 
200 Columbus. OH—Avonelle A. Horvath (s). Frank S. 

Wright. Timothy D. Maynard. 
203 Poughkeepsie, NY — Margaret Agnes Helgesen (s). 

210 Stamford, CT — Albert L. Sansieri, Anthony J. Tor- 
siello, John W. Ericson, Lucille Swaniger (s), Samuel 
L. Ferry. 

211 Pittsburgh, PA— William Woodrow Taylor. 
215 Lafayette, IN— Charles Deel. 

223 Nashville, TN — Clarence Homer Newman, William 

225 Atlanta, GA — Carl Thomas Young, Robert J. Ham- 

230 Pittsburgh, PA— Mabel Walter (s), Steve Sewchok. 

232 Fort Wayne, IN— Ben McCullough, Herman Grot- 

244 Grand Jet, CO— Ross E Allison 

246 New York, NY — Joseph Kaplan, Peter Kirchhoffer. 

247 Portland, OR— Wells Burton Foote. 
252 Oshkosh, WI— Frank Edward Binder. 

257 New York, NY — Adolphus Green, Emil Gernert Sr., 

Erik Berg, James Quinn. 

259 Jackson, TN — Garland Stanley Knott, Lucy Frances 

Rowland (s), Robert Erskine Vantreese. 

262 San Jose, CA — Mathias Boesinger. 

267 Dresden, OH— Lela Basford (s). 

269 Danville, IL — Laura Silverstro (s). Ocel E. Pearson. 

272 Chicago Hgt, IL^Josephine Modrak (s). 

275 Newton, MA — John T. Sullivan, Louis B. Castilloux. 

278 Watertown, NY— Leo Howard Mcintosh. 

283 Augusta, GA — Corninne Hiers (s), Henry L. Deese. 

286 Great Falls, MT— Virginia E. Dickman (s). 

296 Brooklyn, NY— Leif Hansen. 

297 Kalamazoo, MI— Ruth E. Dunn (s). 
302 Huntington, WV— Ralph C. Tackett. 
314 Madison, WI — John George Reis. 

316 San Jose, CA — Charies E. Maynard, Mildred M. 
Clark (s). 

317 Aberdeen, WA— Clifton Marelte Klingler, Joseph V. 

319 Roanoke, VA— Elmer R. Fretwell. 

334 Saginaw, MI — Walter J. Vollmer. 

338 Seattle, WA— John E. A. Barker. 

348 New York, NY— Jonathan H. Feltham. 

356 Marietta, OH— Hubert D. Eckels. 

357 DraffenviUe, KY— Alben W. Barclay 
361 Duluth, MN— Lester J. Carison 

369 N Tonawanda, NY — Edward Carl Pom. Roy Mar- 

370 Albany, NY — Evelyn Burns (s). Florence Bednar- 
czyk (s). 

372 Lima, OH— Norman O. Hoyt. 

377 Alton, IL — James W. Andrews. 

388 Richmond, VA — James T. Hudson, Lonzie C. Tom- 


400 Ohaha, NB— Glen M. McDole. Joseph A. Riener. 

404 Lake Co., OH— James David Hite. Joseph Paul 


407 Lewiston, ME — Alice M. Robichaud (s). 

411 San Angelo, TX — Roscoe C. Foreman. 

424 Hingham, MA — Enok Olofson. 

433 Belleville, IL— Steve D. Layton. 

437 Portsmouth, OH— Charles Robert Liles. 

458 Clarksville, IN — Katharine M. Casey (s), Marion F. 


465 Chester County, PA— Howard Lewis Croll. 

469 Cheyenne, WY~Ethel Mae Glenn (s). 

475 Ashland, MA— Raymond C. Calnan. 

480 Freeburg, IL— Henrietta L, Rehmus (s). 

492 Reading, PA— John A. Kogut. 

493 Mt. Vernon, NY— Ernest Carpentieri. 
496 Kankakee, IL — Cloade E, Kennedy. 

502 Port Arthur, TX— Ned Joseph Bonin, Virgil A. 

512 Ann Arbor, MI — Edward Lambert Jr. 

515 Colo Springs, CO— William L. Parker. 

518 Sisterville, WV— Clinton Troy Webb. 

531 New York, NY'— Gosta Wittenstrom. 

541 Washington, PA— Harry Heath. 

548 MinneapoUs, MN. — Hartley Edward Alexander. 

551 Houston, TX— Eva Bender (s). Kermit Rosvelt Mar- 
lar, Mary B. Henry (s), Raymond Oiler. 

563 Glendale, CA — Joseph L. Young. Alvar J. Ericks- 
son, Charies E. Ronk. Jens Sorensen. 

569 Pascagoula, MS — Boyce E. Montague, Thomas E. 

576 Pine Bluff, AR— Bonnieta L. Towles (s). 

586 Sacramento, CA — Dell L. Greenleaf, Louise E. An- 
derson (s). 

595 Lynn. MA— Herbert Faike. Stanlev Reid, 

599 Hammond, IN— Howard Peari. Sylvia L. Wahlstrom 

600 Lehigh Valley. PA— Robert S. Donchez. 
604 Morgantown, WV— Billy M. Bebout 

606 Va Eveleth. MN — Leonard Austin Kallevig, Marvin 

W. Fifield. 
609 Idaho Falls, ID— Walter H. Bagshaw. 
611 Portland, OR— Tom M. Brown. 

620 Madison, NJ— Joseph A. Formichelli, Marvin E. 

621 Bangor, ME^Eari P. Smith, Ralph W. Chipman. 

622 Waco, TX— J. E. Gray. 

Local Union . (. iix 

624 Brockton, MA — Harold Herbert McLeod. 

626 Wilmington, DE— Graham S. Wood. 

627 Jacksonville, FL — Bertis Melton Bedsole. James i. 

635 Boise, ID— Alvin Sigety, Claude W, Oakes. Forrest 
A- Sedan. 

636 Mt. Vernon, IL — George A. Morgan. 

638 Marion, IL— Frank Riggio, Joseph M. Bennett. 

640 Metropolis, IL — Grace Naomi Barger (s). 

642 Richmond, CA— Irene Allard (s). Joseph Beggio. 

644 Pekin. IL— Cari E. Hanlen. 

660 Springfield, OH— Phyllis R, Gibbs (s). 

668 Palo Alto, CA— David M. Napier. 

675 Toronto, ONT, CAN— Clayton Davis. 

682 FrankUn. PA— Cari P. Fox. 

690 Little Rock, AR~Richard H. Wolke. 

701 Fresno, CA — Judith Olivera (s), Maurice H. Dennis. 

703 Lockland. OH— Frederick Hagner, Raymond H. 

704 Jackson, MI — Norman D. Marr. 

710 Long Beach, CA — Daryl Warhol, James Hogg. 

711 Salem, OR— Ima Sue Callahan Newton (s). 
715 Elizabeth. NJ— Nicholas DeMarco. 

720 Baton Rouge, LA— David P. Mincin Jr. 

731 Manitowoc, WI — Carl Penzich, 

732 Rochester, NY— William Roman, 

739 Cincinnati, OH — Richard W. Siemers. 

743 Bakersfield, CA— Jack Arnold Williams. 

745 Honolulu. HI— Alvin Akiu. Betty Kanzaki (s). Ed- 
mund Kong, Elizabeth Swam (s), Harry Taniguchi, 
Masaleru Hamasaki. Noboru Nagoshi. 

751 Santa Rosa, CA— Frank Vought. 

770 Yakima, WA— Edward D. Brewster. 

783 Sioux Falls, SD— Louis Odell. 

790 Dixon, II^Harold O. Witzleb. Wright K. George. 

801 Woonsocket, RI — Ernest Archambault. 

821 Springfield. NJ — George Fehsmaier. 

829 Santa Cruz, CA — George E. Fitzgerald. 

836 Janesville, WI — Harry E. Johnson. 

839 Des Plaines, IL — Kenneth Earl Goodman. 

844 Canoga Park, CA— Felix Herie. Michael Grant. 

857 Tucson, AZ — Alex Ebarb. 

859 Green Castle, IN— James C. McNeff, Paul M. Keller. 

891 Hot Springs, AR— Willie Mae Bowen (s), 

898 St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, MI— Samuel J. 

899 Parkersburg, WV— Robert H. Rawlings. 
902 Brooklyn, NY— Orville Cors. 

911 Kalispell, MT— Carlton M. Huston. 

930 St. Cloud, MN— William J. Boom. 

944 San Brnardno, CA — Herman J, Olson. 

971 Reno. NV— Lloyd E. Jones. 

998 Royal Oak, MI— Marjorie Kniesteadt (s). Thomas 

Nicholson, William C. Hillman. 

1001 N. Bend Coos Bay, OR— Rosamond Arilene Webb 


1006 New Brunswich, NJ— Rosina Small (s). 

1010 Uniontown, PA — Lester Harbaugh. 

1024 Cumberland, MD— Hobert E. May 

1025 Medford, WI— Ernest A. Born. 

1026 Miami, FL— Richard E. Ray Sr. 

1027 Chicago, II^Berl Hansen. Donald E. Wilkozek. 
1031 Louisville, KY — Sherman W. Logsdon. 

1046 Palm Springs, CA— Charles E. Durkee. 

1050 Philadelphia, PA — Arden Alleva, Francesco Sava. 

1052 Hollywood, CA— Roy R. Doucette Sr. 

1055 Lincoln, NB — Edwin F. Itzen. Mary Louise Gaston 

1073 Philadelphia, PA— Harry Kotvk 
1089 Phoenix. AZ— Edward A. Davis. Emerson Cahill. 

Ennis Goodwin, Thomas Madison Heard, Waller J. 

1094 Albanv Cor\aUis, OR— Lloyd B. Roy Line. 

1097 Longview. TX— Gordie L. Grider. 

1098 Baton Rouge. LA— Viola LeBIanc Richardson (s). 
1102 Detroit, MI— John Vandenhul. Lucile Haney (s). 
1104 Tyler. TX— Edgar H, Swinney. 

1120 Portland, OR— Goldie Gawlista (s), Gordon S. Van- 
brunt, James W, Patterson, Joseph G. Anderson, 
Joseph R. Scogings. Marvin B. Strother, Ora F. 
Long. Verland Stott. 

1132 Alpena. MI— Ted Houston Brandon, Walter M. 

1138 Toledo, OH— Norbert A. Jacob. Peter J. Wafalosky. 
Sebastian J. Dinardo Jr. 

1140 San Pedro, CA— Joseph N. Honodel, L^onvas C. 

1144 Seattle, WA— Leland R. Davis. 

1146 Green Bay, WI — Joseph Ropson. 

1149 San Francisco, CA — George Jackson. 

1151 Thunder Bay, Ont., CAN— Kazys Stankus. 

1216 Mesa, AZ — Jack O. Hileman. 

1222 Medford, NY— Ame Kornbrekke, Morgan E. Dye. 

1235 Modesto. CA— Boyce E. Monroe. Elmer D. Shat- 
swell. Ken E. Weimer. 

1243 Fairbanks, AK — Marie Branson Moran (s), Otis 
Scott Wike Sr. 

1251 N. Westmnstr, EC, CAN— Colin McCulloch. 

1266 Austin. TX— Wesley D. C. Ban. 

1277 Bend. OR— Oscar F. Leagjeld. 

1280 Mountain View. CA — Gordon Brown. 

1305 Fall River, MA— Edward C. Chistolini. 

1307 Evanston, IL — Alex Bertram, Charles A. Adams. 

1313 Mason City. lA — Gerhard Luecht. 

1325 Edmonton,' Alta, CAN— Arthur Samson. 



Local Union, City 























PhMnix, AZ— Jack W. Campbell. 
La Jolla, CA— J. Elmer King. 
Toledo, OH — Vincent J. Adams. 
Easthampton, MA — Bruno J. Bak. 
Flint, Ml — Edward Lagness. 
Woodland, CA— Robert L. Martin. 
Rochester, MN — Albert A. Bachmann, Emiyn 

Oregon City, OR — Eveivn Grace Cameron (s). Gloria 
Whitehead (s). 

Toledo, OH— Norma M. Sweebe (s). 
Redwood City, CA~Cloteal Glasgow (s), William 

Johnstown, PA — Samuel Abbott 
Moberlv. MO — Cleopas Edgar Burkhart. 
Topeka", KS— Roy H. Schuette. 
Detroit, Ml— Anton Laux, Irene Scott. Otto O. Grill. 
New York, NY — Girard W. Olsen, Jenny Nilsen (s). 
Marcel Charles Comeau. Nils Arvid Coster, Ole T. 
Olsen. Ruth Kristiansen (s). 
Edmonton, Alia, CAN — Theresa Roberts (s). 
Charlotte, NC— Gordon S. Keener. 
Auburn, CA— Hugh D. White, John Flohr. 
San Diego, CA — Antonio Garcia, Charles L. Schmitt. 
E. Los Angeles, CA — Ralph P. Sulkus. 
Provo, UT— Paul S. Allen 

Los Angeles, CA — Dennis K. Porter, Joseph P. 
Salamone, Raymond L. Pate. 
El Monte, CA — Benjamin E. Young, Donald L. 
Morrison. Frederic J. Maillet, Joseph A. Stokes. 
New York, NY — Eliglio Angeli, William Disalvo. 
Chicago, IL — Carl Kilburg. 

East San Diego, CA — Raymond E. Kading, Russell 
D. Gerber. 

Englewood, CO — Verbia Blanch (s). 
Washington, DC — Maxie Brown. 
Bremerton, WA— Clifford H. Billmark, Colbert H. 
Petersen. James A. Parkhurst Sr., Ruby S. Morey 

Victoria, EC, CAN— Kathleen Alice Brown (s). Mar- 
jorie Doris Myhre (s). Robert H. Cote. 
Redding, CA — Theodore Roosevelt Wion. 
Los Angeles, CA — Donald P. Armstrong, Virginia 
N. Schmidt (s). 

Rock Springs, WY — Roy Francis Stulc. 
S. Luis Obispo, CA — Ralph H. Quincy, Russell N. 

Kansas City, MO — James Edward King, Paul L. 

Minneapolis, MN — Marianne Sjostedt (s). 
Alexandria, VA — Victor Wise. 
Ft. William, Ont., CAN— Elmar Leeder. 
Tacoma, WA — Lorentz Halverson. 
Chicago, IL — Harlon M. Taylor. 
Huron, SD — Patrick J. Sarahan. 
Wildwood, NJ — Gertrude Vanburen (s). Wilmur A. 

Portland, OR— Patrick J. McCoy. 
Cleveland, OH — Joseph Mazzola. 
Pomona, CA — Jesus J. Cortez, Kathleen McCannon 

Parkersburg, WV — Evelyn Putney (s), Richard Dye, 
Tansil Vohn Wade. 

Marion, VA — Gladys Gay Blevins, William W. Keyes. 
Orlando, FL — Howard A. Johnson, Robert L. Kni- 

Cape Girardeau, MO — Corbett Ryan, Genevieve 
Sophrona R. Bryant (s). 
Las Vegas, NV — Takeo Fujii. 
Farmington, MO — Henry A. White. 
Moiu-oe, LA — Orbrie B. Leary. 
New Orleans, LA — Ernest J. Simon. Henry Cook 
Jr., Locy Branch, Oleda Carmouche, Sylvester Pas- 
tor. Theresa C. Untz (s). 
Pasco, WA — Alvin E. Voss. 
Philadelphia, PA — James L. Duffy. 
Cleveland, OH — Michael Manocchio. 
Lubbock, TX — Elmer W. Martinec. 
Downers Grove, EL — William Andrews. 
Chilliwack Mission, BC, CAN — John Amos Barns- 

Van Nuys, CA — Dante Carnesciali. 
Phoenix, AZ — Edwin Lloyd Wood. Tom T. Bowles. 
Hempstead, NY — Frederick J. Truedson. 
Santa Susana, CA — W. Roy Lanham. 
Warrensburg, MO — Fred L. Harding Jr. 
Temple, TX — Adrien Leroy Hardin, E. R. Wiley. 
Ocean County, NJ— Harry H. Hill. 
Martinez, CA — Charles O. McKinney, Fayola King 
(s), Laura E. Jones (s), Melford A. Nelson, Robert 
Edward Lorenzetti, Robert W. Shepherd. Rose 
Marie Schmidt (s). 
Hartford City, IN — George Brackin. 
Medford, OR — Emerson Allen, Jack O. Gaza. 
Calgary, Alta, CAN — Anne Marie Dunn (s). David 
A. Pannenbecker. 
New York, NY— John Brand. 
Santa Ana, CA — Arnold Kekauoha. 
Wenatchee, WA — Conrad L. Breitenstein, Lee Mer- 
chant, Virgil R. King. 

Red Bank, NJ— Donald T. Munyak, Nicholas Bar- 
bato, Rita A. Scarborough (s). 
St. John, NB, CAN— Harvey Berhaut Leeco. 
Pittsburgh, PA — Charles S. Bruner, George Stepa- 
novich. Harold E. Greenburg. 
Pittsburgh, PA— Sarah Marie Zuck (s). 
Rolla, MO— Paul S. Lindsey. 
Fullerton, CA — Wolmer Andersen. 
Los Angeles, CA — L. B. Atkinson. 
Seattle, WA— Anfin Svardal, 
El Cajon, CA— Curt E. Donald, F. Ruth Walker (s), 
John W Brown, Margaret Y. Goodridge (s), Percy 
H. Eldridge, Raymond H. Nieman. 
Glendive. MT — Jerome N. Oliver. 






Inglewood, CA — Claudio Pino, Frank Festerer, Louis 
Rudd. Russell McLoud. 
Oakridge, OR — Moroni J. Nelson. 
Orange, TX — Bernard Joseph Bosier. William Ed- 
mond Dorr. 

Sudbury, Ont., CAN — Lucien Lachappelle. 
Louisville, KY — Charles E. Cavanaugh, Sr. 
Anchorage, AK — Jessie Myrtle Jones (s). 
Lebanon, OR — Albert McElhiney. 
San Francisco, CA — Guillermo Moncada. 
San Francisco, CA — Arthur Martin, Richard M. 

Redding, CA — Catherine Martin. 
Tacoma, WA — Melvyn H. Cyr, Pauline Ruth Knight 

New York, NY — Norma Zapata. 
Coquille, OR— Hugh B. Fults, 
McCleary, WA — George Marshall. 
Morton, WA — Jack A. Gehrman. 
Emmett, ID — Carlene Ann Wilson (s). 
Quebec, Que., CAN — Albert Beaulieu. 
Denver, CO — James D. Moak, 
La Grande, OR — Anna Evans (s). 
Santa Rosa, CA — Raymond Bowman. 
Burns, OR — Everett Seebart. 

Roseburg, OR — Benjamin F. Jones, Earlena Joy 
Andrews (s), Hessie M. Watson (s). Mildred Ula 
Donnelly (s), Sherman E. Canfield. 
St. Helen, OR— Owen E. Damrill. 
Toronto, Ont., CAN — Manfred Lothar Fuchs. 
Airdrie, Alb., CAN— Ronald Sandberg. 
Chester, CA — Leonard G. Veenker. 
Maywood, CA — Carmen D. Silver (s), Castulo Her- 
nandez, Edwin Scurlock (s), Jose Gonzalez, Mag- 
dalena Elias is). 
Ellzabethtown, KY — Roy L. Fishbum. 


Continued from Page 5 

going to move next. No one is naive 
enough to think that these plants are 
going to stay. They don't stay anyplace. 
They go where conditions will maxi- 
mize their profits, wherever that may 

But for the time being, the maquila- 
dora complex is booming at the expense 
of American workers whose jobs have 
been exported across the border and at 
the expense of Mexican workers who 
have had to make the choice between 
performing unsafe work for a pittance 
or slipping deeper into poverty. 

Health care, poverty 

Continued from Page 10 

pect of long-term care induced pov- 
erty," Roybal declared. He cited a poll 
by the American Association of Retired 
Persons and the Villers Foundation 
which showed six of seven respondents 
favoring a government program. 

What is lacking is political will, Roy- 
bal said in calling for a bipartisan effort 
by Congress, the administration and the 
private sector to enact full health and 
long-term care insurance protection by 
the end of 1988. 

Labor's backlog 

Continued from Page 17 

Medicare, proposed by President Reagan in 
1986 and expanded by congressional Dem- 
ocrats, passed both houses by strong ma- 
jorities and awaits conference committee 

• Legislation to require employers to no- 
tify workers at high risk from workplace 

toxics and to monitor the health of former 
workers passed the House and awaits Senate 
floor action. 

• A bill to prevent construction contrac- 
tors from evading their union contracts by 
setting up "double breasted" non-union op- 
erations passed the House and has been 
cleared for action by the full Senate. 

• Legislation to ban the use of polygraph 
testing by most private employers cleared 
the House and awaits action by the Senate 
Labor & Human Resources Committee. 

Local 43 cabinetmaker, 
75-year member, was 103 

In January, 1984, Local 43 of Hartford, 
Conn., celebrated the 100th birthday of 
one of its cabinetmakers, William J. 
Mitchell. At that time, the local union 
presented Mitchell with his 75-year mem- 
bership pin. In September, 1986, Mitchell 
died at the age of 103, one of the oldest 
ever in the United Brotherhood. 

Mitchell was bom in County Mayo, 
Ireland. He lived in the Unionville sec- 
tion of Farmington, Conn. 

Tool Identified 
As Floor Scraper 

Last December, we published the 
drawing above, sent to us by Gene 
Slater, Local 1622, Hayward, Calif., 
with a request to our readers that it 
be identified. 

Last month R.C. Range Sr., a re- 
tired member of Loal 50, Knoxville, 
Tenn., sent us the drawing below by 
David McCoy, greatgrandson of 
another member, James Range. 
R.C. Sr. says the tool is a 
floor scraper, and he found 
one among some old 
wooden planes in his 
grandfather's tool 




The patented Swanson MAG (TM) square, 
just introduced by Swanson Tool Company, 
Frankford, 111., offers craftsmen new free- 
dom in metal construction layout work with 
plumb, laser beam, etc. Integral magnets on 
two surfaces (lOVs square inches) permit the 
square to hold fast to metal studs, steel 
beams or sheet metal. It can be used to 
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hands-free target point during laser align- 
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layout work. 

The new square also serves many wood- 
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layout and cutting of angles for rafters, 
bracing, trim, cabinet work and general 
woodwork. It's a framing, try & mitre square 
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A simple one-number (roof pitch) refer- 
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The hardened surface of the MAG (TM) 
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Frankfort, IL 60423. Telephone: (815) 469- 


Joey Bed, Inc. of Portland. Ore., intro- 
duces the Easy Roll Out Cargo Drawer that 
will save time and reduce injuries when 
loading or unloading your van. suburban, or 
pickup with canopy. 

Remember the last time you bruised your 
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will increase storage capacity in the truck, 
reduce injury claims, act as a work bench, 
make the load more accessible and add value 
to the truck. 

Joey Bed has spent the past two years 
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The UBC road has 

been a road well 

worth traveling 

My 32 years as a trade 
unionist iiave produced 
many iasting memories 

This will be my final message to you as your 
general president. I'd like to share a few personal 
thoughts as I clear my desk and turn over the 
responsibilities of office to our able first general 
vice president. 

My family has been very patient with me over 
the years. My wife Bettie has been an inspira- 
tion. When you measure the progress of the 
UBC over the years, you'll find that the strong 
support of our spouses has made much of the 
difference. In my case, Bettie has been behind 
me all the way. 

When I first started to work for my local 
union in 1954, my wife supplemented much of 
what I did as a representative. She checked all 
the streets, roads and side roads where I was 
working and listed all the construction jobs, the 
names of the developers, the contractors and 
made notes of what information I might need. I 
had only taken a temporary job with my local, 
964, to show them that the work could be 
organized. And, with Bettie's help, it was! 

Later, Charles Johnson Jr., who was our First 
District board member in the 1960s, and General 
President Maurice Hutcheson invited me to 222 
East Michigan Ave. in Indianapolis, our general 
office site at that time, to discuss the possibility 
of my going to work for the international union. 
I had reservations about such a proposal, then, 
as I had a good job as a general foreman back 
in my home state of New York. 

The date was May 19, 1955, my I5th wedding 
anniversary. Bettie and I went out to dinner and 
we discussed our future. It was Bettie who made 
the decision for me to go back and meet with 
President Hutcheson three days later. I not only 
met with President Hutcheson, but I had lunch 
with him and First General Vice President John 
R. Stevenson. 

That's how it all began. 

Twenty-seven years later, November, 1982, 
I found myself moving into the office of the 
general president of the Brotherhood in Wash- 

ington. It was a move which I met with some 
awe and a tremendous sense of responsibility. 

My first order of business was to call Maurice 
Hutcheson, the man who had brought me into 
the fulltime service of the Brotherhood, who by 
that time had been retired for 10 years. He 
answered the phone, and I asked, "Is this the 
residence of the general president emeritus of 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join- 
ers of America?" He said it was, and I said that 
this was Patrick Campbell, general president. 

He said, "I knew you would call, Pat, and I 
know you will do a good job." It meant a lot to 
me to hear those words of support. 

Maurice has been gone for five years, but I 
hope that I have lived up to the trust he placed 
in me 27 years ago. 

In the five years and three months in which I 
have served in our union's highest office, I have 
had the opportunity to participate in many of 
the major decisions affecting our union. During 
my tenure, we have restructured some of our 
organization. We have streamlined some of our 
international operations to meet our financial 
needs and we have met the challenges from 
economic and industrial forces affecting our 

It takes a lot of money to operate a local 
union or district council, and we have consoli- 
dated some of our operations to increase our 
effectiveness in the industries we serve. 

A lot has happened in the five years I have 
served as your general president. The economy 
has flipflopped a few times. The non-union 
elements have increased their attacks on labor 
and consolidated their forces in many areas. 
The double breasting activities of many con- 
tractors have increased. Most of the time, the 
National Labor Relations Board, under the Rea- 
gan administration, has not served the needs of 

Because of such conditions, we have had to 
redouble our bargaining efforts and set up special 
programs for dealing with employers. 

So that we can work in unison toward our 
common goals, we have held seminars, and our 
officers and staff representatives have worked 
with members throughout the United States and 
Canada. Our various departments — organizing, 
safety and health, special programs, research 
and jurisdiction — have all been evaluated and 
been made more effective in serving you and 
your fellow members. We have a young but 
experienced crew heading up these departments. 
They are hard working people to be respected, 
and I am sure that you and your local officers 
will agree that they are meeting the challenges 
which face us in the final years of the 1980s. 

Our international representatives are doing 
good work in every district, and I want to take 

this opportunity to express my sincere thanks 
to them for the work they have done, day in 
and day out. It's a rugged and often thankless 
job, being on the road for the United Brother- 
hood, in all kinds of weather, in many strange 
communities, but, with the help of you and other 
members, they have scored many organizing 
successes, and we have made progress. 

Some of these veterans of the dusty road have 
retired since I became your general president, 
and, in 1984, we launched a newsletter for them. 
News of the Official Family. It goes to our present 
and past officers and representatives. This little 
newsletter is one of the ways in which we are 
able to express our appreciation for the good 
work done over the years by our fuUtime inter- 
national staff. 

I have tried to make it a point through the 
years that our locals and councils must give 
strong support to our field people when they 
come to town on official business. They are 
there to assist your local officers and members, 
and I am gratified to see the good response they 
are receiving. 

I have had the privilege over the past three 
decades of traveling throughout the U.S. and 
Canada to meetings and conventions and speak- 
ing to countless members personally. I am firmly 
convinced that UBC members are the greatest 
trade unionists in the North American labor 
movement . . . and I mean that. 

I don't know of any union that has asked its 
members to support more causes than we have — 
the Alice Perkins Fund, Helping Hands, Blue- 
print for Cure, the Disaster Fund for victims of 
the building collapse in Bridgeport, Conn. — and 
this is all in addition to the charitable work done 
by our locals and councils in their own com- 

One problem I find in all of our community 
service work is that the public never seems to 
know or appreciate this generous side of orga- 
nized labor. We're beating our drums louder 
now, and I trust that our relations with the 
general pubhc and with the industries we serve 
will grow and prosper in the years ahead. 

On the other side of the picture, we have 
taken on some giants of North American com- 
merce and industry — Louisiana- Pacific, Wal- 
Mart, American Express, and lately, BE&K. 
We have put up a united front against the 
elements of reaction in these and other organi- 
zations and made ourselves heard. When we 
asked for support in our corporate campaigns, 
we got it in spades, and I thank you. 

I turn over the gavel of leadership, this month, 
to First General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen, 
knowing that the good work begun by our 
founders 107 years ago will continue. There is 
no more dedicated trade unionist than Vice 

President Lucassen. He is highly respected en 
both sides of the bargaining tables for his fairness 
and understanding of the issues facing labor and 

Our system of moving our officers up the 
ladder from second vice president to first vice 
president to general president has proved itself 
time and again. In May of this year, I would 
have been in the service of the General Office 
for 33 years. In that time I have worked with 
some of the finest men and women in the labor 

It has been my privilege to serve under three 
general presidents — Maurice Hutcheson, Wil- 
liam Sidell and William Konyha. Their counsel 
to me over the years has been invaluable. 

As I leave office, I feel fine and I look forward 
to many years of retirement with my wife and 

My years with the United Brotherhood — 
almost half of my life — have been traveled down 
a road well worth traveling. I wouldn't trade it 
with the President of the United States. God 
bless you in the years ahead. 

General President 

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Bundle up 
with UBC 

The price is right 

BASEBALL JACKET— Outfit your team with 
either an official UBC l<asha-iined baseball jacket 
or a quilt-lined baseball jacket like the one at left. 
They're dark blue with gold and blue nylon ribbing 
at the cuffs, waist and collar. Each jacket has 
gold snaps and a gold Brotherhood emblem at 
the left breast. 

Sizes: S, M, L, XL 
S29.00 each, kasha-lined 
$30.25 each, quilt-lined. 

A WARM VEST — A waterproof nylon vest in- 
sulated with 100% Dupont Holofill keeps your 
body warm while your arms swing free. It's 
attractive and practical for both men and women 
members. Navy blue, with the Brotherhood seal 
displayed on the front as shown at right. The 
vest has a snap front. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. 

$20.50 each 

WINDBREAKER— A sturdy, waterproof nylon 
windbreaker, shown at lower left, is in navy blue 
with the official seal on the front. Choose between 
the snapfront style with elasticized cuffs and the 
zipper-front with nylon ribbed cuffs. Both have a 
drawstring waist and come with or without kasha 
lining. Available in sizes S, M, L, XL. 

$16.00 each, snap front, unllned 
$19.00 each, zipper front, unllned 
$20.00 each, snap front, lined 
$23.00 each, zipper front, lined 

SPECIAL JACKETS— The General Office can 
arrange for quantity orders of jackets for your 
Softball team, raft crew, or whatever at discount 
prices. A 9-inch reproduction of your local num- 
ber, seal and city can be applied to each jacket, 
as at lower right. For more information, call or 
write the UBC Purchasing Agent, United Broth- 
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20001 . Telephone: 202/546-6206, Extension 210. 

Send order and remittance — casli, checl(, or 
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the cost of handling and mailing. 

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First District, Joseph F. Lia 
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Second District, George M. Walish 

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Third District, Thomas Hanahan 

9575 West Higgins Road 

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Rosemont, Illinois 60018 

Fourth District, E. Jimmy Jones 
American Savings Building 
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North Miami, Florida 33162 

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

Sixth District, Fred Carter 
P.O. Box 507 
Malakoff, Texas 75148 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
Gramark Plaza 

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

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

Ninth District, John Carruthers 

5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

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

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

Sigurd Lucassen, Chairman 
John S. Rogers, Secretary 

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VOLUME 108 No. 3 MARCH 1988 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Labor Department Anniversary 2 

Job Corps trainees display sl<iils 4 

Sooter named second general vice president 5 

UBC signs agreement with MonArk Boat Co 7 

Members in Georgia-Pacific plants protest policies 8 

Brotherhood's BE&K Campaign moves nationwide 9 

Hard times at L-P 10 

Symbols and Images of American Labor 11 

Labor-management programs help contain health care costs 13 

Groundbreaking for Diabetes Center 14 

Protecting consumers from "closing shock" Rep. Dean Gallo 15 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 17 

Consumer Clipboard: Lost or Stolen: Credit and ATtVI cards 19 

Local Union News 21 

Apprenticeship & Training 23 

We Congratulate 25 

Labor News Roundup 26 

Retirees Notebook 27 

Plane Gossip 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 30 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Sigurd Lucassen 40 

Published monthly at 3342 Bladensburg Road. Brentwood. Md. 20722 by the United Brotherhood of Caipenters 
and Joiners ol America. Subscription price: United States and Canada $10.00 per year, single copies $1.00 in 

Printed in U.S.A. 

The National Museum of American 
History in Washington. D.C.. is devoted 
to the exhibition, care and study of ar- 
tifacts that reflect the experience of the 
American people. This year, from Jan- 
uary through July, it has a special exhibit 
called "Symbols and Images of American 
Labor." It's located on the third floor of 
its exhibition building on Constitution 
Avenue, N.W., and it features a wide 
assortment of memorabilia of labur from 
colonial days to the present. You'll find 
a report on the exhibit on Page 1 1 of this 
issue of Carpenler. 

The large picture of a young carpenter 
of the 19th century shown on our front 
cover, welcomes visitors at one entrance 
to the exhibit. At another entrance, the 
picture of a sturdy blacksmith and the 
words "labor's choice" are taken from 
a box of yesteryear's cigars. 

Bob Anger of Local 1 14. East Detroit, 
and Mrs. Anger, former office secretary 
for the local, happened to be viewing the 
exhibit when our photographer took the 
cover pictures. They're shown in the 
picture at upper right. The blue banner 
of the Western Pennsylvania District 
Council is on the wall behind them. 

Worker organizations and societies 
borrowed their imagery from the sym- 
bolism of medieval guilds, fraternal or- 
ganizations, political movements and 
popular sources. Many examples line the 
walls of the National Museum's labor- 
imagery exhibit. One such example is the 
Charter of the Amalgamated Society of 
Carpenters and Joiners, shown at the 
bottom of our cover. This organization 
of a century ago merged with the United 
Brotherhood at the turn of the centurv. 

NOTE: Readers who would like additional 
copies of our cover may obtain them hy sending 
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The Frances Perkins Building, national 
headquarters of the U.S. Department of 
Labor on Constitution Avenue, N.W., in 
Washington, D.C. This view from the East 
Wing of the National Museum of Art also 
shows the United Brotherhood's General 
Offices at extreme right and the UBC ga- 
rage building between the two structures. 
In 1980 the Labor Department building 
was dedicated to the memory of Frances 
Perkins, first woman to serve in a U.S. 
president's cabinet arid the fourth U.S. 
secretary of labor. 



'to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners' 

Labor moves, this month, toward 
new milestones — milestones of greater 
economic security, better understand- 
ing of human problems and, more spe- 
cifically, additional years of achieve- 
ment for its federal clearing house in 
Washington, the U.S. Department of 

On March 4 the U.S. Labor Depart- 
ment commemorates its 75th anniver- 
sary. Behind this vital branch of gov- 
ernment are three-quarters of a century 
of labor-management assistance, high- 
lighted by all manner of eventful his- 
tory — World War I mobilization, the 
depression of the 1930s, the NRA and 
the Blue Eagle, the Wagner Act, Taft- 
Hartley, Landrum-Griffin, Erisa and 
much more . . . some good for labor, 
some not so good. The milestones ahead 
are equally mixed. 

Nevertheless, March 4 is an historic 
milestone for U.S. workers. The early 
American labor movement struggled for 
more than 30 years to get a voice in the 
top levels of government. It achieved 
its goal in the 62nd Congress of 1913, 
when Congressman William B. Wilson, 
with the support of AFL president Sam- 
uel Gompers, UBC general president 
William Huber and a host of other labor 
leaders who helped to push through 
Public Law 426. 

This law says in part: "The purpose 
of the Department of Labor shall be to 
foster, promote and develop the welfare 
of the wage earners of the United States, 
to improve their working conditions and 
to advance their opportunities for prof- 
itable employment." 

Since William Howard Taft signed 
the Congressional act into law on his 

last day in office, the Labor Department 
has taken under its wing the Children's 
Bureau, the Women's Bureau, the U.S. 
Employment Service, the Bureau of 
Apprenticeship and Training, Fair La- 
bor Standards, Occupational Safety and 
Health and several other sub-agencies 
and functions. Starting out as a bureau 
of labor statistics, it has become a major 
cabinet agency employing, at last count, 
17,700 people throughout the nation in 
many field offices and at the headquar- 
ters building on Constitution Avenue, 
next door to our own UBC general 

Sometimes the activities of the De- 
partment of Labor appear to organized 
labor to be too much, and in other 
instances too little. Labor, for example, 
calls for more OSHA inspectors of 
construction sites. It seeks more sur- 

On March 4, 1913, only hours before he was succeeded by 
Woodrow Wilson as President, Williatn Howard Taft signed the 
bill creating the U.S. Department of Labor. Before this action, 
the problems of labor and industry were managed by a single 
bureau under the combined jurisdiction of a secretary of com- 
merce and labor. 

At Woodrow Wilson's inaugural parade in 1913. he was flanked 
by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of 
Labor, center, and the first secretary of labor, William B. Wil- 
son. William Wilson, a former coal miner, had led the fight for 
the new labor department while serving as a Congressman from 


William Wilson 

James J. Davis 

William Doak 

Frances Perkins 

Lewis Schwelienbach 


(died in office) 

Maurice Tobin 

Martin Durkin 

James Mitcfiell 

Arthur Goldberg 

Wiilard Wirtz 

George Shultz 

James Hodgson 







Peter Brennan 

John Dunlop 

W.J. UseryJr. 

Ray Marshall 

Raymond Donovan 

William Brock 

SECRETARIES OF LABOR — Nineteen secretaries of labor have served the U.S. government and industry 
since the Labor Department was established in 1913. Some secretaries have come from labor, some from 
industry and some from the academic life. William Wilson, the first secretary, was a coal miner. Martin 
Durkin, grandfather of the UBC's special programs director, Ed Durkin, was famed as "the plumber in the 
Eisenhower cabinet. ' ' Peter J. Brennan was a union Painter and is now a Building Trades leader in New 
York. William J. Usery Jr. was a Machinist and is today a labor-management arbitrator. Arthur Goldberg 
was once chief counsel for the CIO and later a Supreme Court justice and ambassador to the United 
Nations. John Dunlop of Harvard has served tabor and industry in many capacities. George Shultz is izow 
secretary of state. Ann McLaughlin, the most recent appointee, filled the vacancy created when Bill Brock 
became campaign manager, last year, for Robert Dole. 

Ann McLaughlin 

veillance and protection of pension 
funds. At other times, it questions the 
bureaucratic growth of offices whose 
functions seem to overlap the woric of 
other agencies. 

Recognition of the need for a federal 
department for wage earners began more 
than a century ago. Labor organizations 
such as the Knights of Labor and the 
American Federation of Labor urged 
the creation of a federal department to 
deal with matters affecting the working 
population. The farmers had their de- 
partment; the branches of the military 
had theirs. A Bureau of Labor was 
eventually established in the Depart- 
ment of the Interior in 1884. Four years 
later, this bureau was made an inde- 
pendent, but not executive-level, De- 

partment of Labor. When the Depart- 
ment of Commerce and Labor was 
created in 1903, the Department of 
Labor was lowered to bureau status 
and was placed under the control of the 
newly-created department. With strong 
labor support, however. Congress fi- 
nally gave wage earners the cabinet 
rank they deserve, when it voted adop- 
tion of Public Law 426. 

During the past 75 years, 19 secre- 
taries of labor have served the nation, 
helping to establish a commendable 
record for this, the world's largest, free 
government institution for workers. 

Observance of the Labor Depart- 
ment's anniversary began in 1987 and 
will continue through 1988. iOne of the 
events is described on Page 4.) This 

month, the Monthly Labor Review will 
publish a 75th anniversary edition. On 
March 4 the annual DOL honor awards 
ceremony will be held in the Frances 
Perkins Building, and, all that day, the 
Postal Service will maintain a postal 
station in the building for the cancel- 
lation of first-day covers. On March 9 
there will be a Former Secretaries 
Forum, when 10 past secretaries will 
discuss the past and future of the de- 
partment. The month of March will also 
witness a Diamond Jubilee banquet at 
a Washington hotel. 

Other events are scheduled for .\pn\. 
May. June and July, climaxing with the 
unveiling of a Department of Labor 
Hall of Fame, recognizing the depart- 
ment's great public servants of the past. 

MARCH 1988 

Job Corps trainees 
display skills at 
Labor Department ^^^^^ 
anniversary event 

One of the preliminary events in the dia- 
mond jubilee observance of the U.S. De- 
partment of Labor's 75th anniversary was a 
Job Corps Fair, last month, in the Great 
Hall of the Department of Labor Headquar- 
ters in Washington. 

Job Corps trainees, including four trained 
by UBC instructors at the Edison Job Corps 
Center in New Jersey, demonstrated their 
skills in several vocations — carpentry, brick- 
laying, plastering, cosmetology and others. 

It was a three-day exhibition showing how 
disadvantaged youth are being taught at 105 
Job Corps centers across the nation. 

The fair was opened in brief ceremonies 
February I by new Labor Secretary Ann 
McLaughlin and AFL-CIO President Lane 
Kirkland in their first joint appearance. 

Labor Secretary McLaughlin pointed out 
that for almost a third of the Labor Depart- 
ment's 75-year history the Job Corps has 
"served a very important segment of the 

population — youth in need of education, cre- 
dentials and job skills." Begun in 1964, the 
Job Corps has trained more than 1.2 milhon 
young people. Last year, 34,000 more Job 
Corps trainees graduated into the work force. 
The UBC trains 2,120 annually at 48 Job 
Corps centers , under a government contract, 
using the services of 106joumeyman instruc- 
tors, 12 administrators and a General Office 
staff of four. Job Corps training qualifies as 
pre-apprenticeship for those who graduate. 

Above, Labor Secrelaiy Ann McLaughlin opens ihe 75lh anniversuiy commemoialion of the Labor Deparlment's 
founding with a brief welcome to the Job Corps, displaying their skills in the Great Hall. At upper left below. 
General President Lucassen tours the exhibits with AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland and Secretary McLaughlin. 
First Vice President John Pruitt is at left. At upper right below, UBC Technical Director Dennis Scott, right, and 
UBC officers with a Job Corps official. In the lower pictures UBC-trained Corpsmen from the Edison Center in New 
Jersey demonstrate their workmanship. They include Teny Parmagiani, Edgar Jacque, Delia Jorge and Qitang 
Tran, with instructor William Bennett. 


Dean Sooter 

Carter named 
to 6th District 

Fred Carter 

Fred Carter has recently been named 
Sixth District Executive Board mem- 
ber. The appointment was approved by 
the General Executive Board during its 
meeting last month. Carter will fill the 
vacancy created after Dean Sooter was 
appointed second general vice presi- 

Carter joined the Brotherhood in Oc- 
tober 1964 when he became a member 
of Local 198, Dallas, Texas. He worked 
as business representative for the local 
and was vice president of the North 
Central Texas District Council. He then 
went on to serve as president of the 
Texas State Council. Since 1979 he has 
worked with Sooter in the Sixth District 
as a general representative. 

Carter and his wife, Mary Louise, 
have two grown children. 

Dean Sooter named 
second general vice 
president in board action 

Dean Sooter, Sixth District Execu- 
tive Board member, has recently been 
named second general vice president 
by Sigurd Lucassen, general president. 
The appointment was approved by the 
General Executive Board, last month. 

Sooter fills the vacancy created by 
the ascendency of John Pruitt to first 
general vice president and Sigurd Lu- 
cassen to general president, following 
the retirement of Patrick J. Campbell 
on February 1. 

Sooter has been active in the United 
Brotherhood since his initiation in 1958. 
His union posts have been many. He 
is a past president of Local 2298, RoUa, 
Mo. From 1967 to 1972 he was a busi- 

ness representative of the St. Louis 
District Council, and he was a delegate 
to the St. Louis Carpenters District 
Council and the St. Louis Labor Coun- 
cil. He worked closely with the late 
Sixth District Executive Board mem- 
ber, Fred Bull, in administrative work 
with the Kansas City District Council 
and on other matters in District Six. 

Upon the untimely death of Bull, 
Sooter was appointed Sixth District 
Executive Board member by General 
President Emeritus William Konyha. 

Sooter and his wife, Dorothy, have 
two children and three grandchildren. 
His son Luther is also a member of 
Local 2298. 

Brotherhood supports DeFazio 
to restrict U.S. log exports 

General president Sigurd Lucas- 
sen announced on February 19 the 
union's support for the DeFazio log 
export bill. 

The measure, introduced by the 
Oregon Democrat, would authorize 
states to enact legislation to restrict 
or prohibit the export of logs har- 
vested from state lands. 

"The fate of state-owned timber," 
said Lucassen, "should be decided 
in the states, not the U.S. Congress. 
At a time when log shortages in the 
west are driving the price of logs to 
U.S. mills higher and higher it makes 
no sense at all to be exporting raw 
logs that could be creating income 
and jobs for U.S. workers. 

"Presently, timber harvested from 
western federal forests must be proc- 
essed before it can be exported," 
said Lucassen. He continued, "It's 
about time states were also permit- 
ted to exercise an equal amount of 
care for timberlands under their con- 
trol. By exporting the raw material 
this country loses the extra value 
involved in the manufacture and many 
additional manufacturing jobs. Tim- 
ber communities will dry up and 
disappear if they are deprived of the 
jobs and income that come from 
wood products manufacturing." 

"Our trade policy should first and 

foremost be concerned with the in- 
terests of the American worker, not 
the unlimited supply of raw logs to 
sawmill owners in Japan. China and 
Korea. No other country in the world 
pursues such bad trade policy," said 

"States have a responsibility to 
their citizens," continued Lucassen, 
"and a large part of that is to use 
state-owned forest resources to 
stimulate economic health for every- 
one — not just a few log buyers and 

Lucassen concluded by stating 
there is overwhelming evidence that 
foreign demand already exists for 
U.S. manufactured lumber and ply- 
wood. For example, the devalued 
U . S . dollar and trade promotion pro- 
grams have increased lumber ex- 
ports substantially the last two years. 
"We should not be exporting raw 
material when we could be exporting 
more finished products," said Lu- 

The DeFazio bill has been referred 
to the House Committee on Foreign 
Affairs and is awaiting action by the 
subcommittee on Trade, chaired by 
Congressman Don Bonker (D-WA). 
Field hearings were held November 
7, 1987, in Portland, Ore., and No- 
vember 14, 1987 in Boise, Idaho. 

MARCH 1988 



The Internal Revenue Service will collect millions 
of dollars from Nissan and Toyota's U.S. sales units 
following charges that the companies underpaid 
U.S. taxes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. 

The U.S. subsidiaries paid the parent corpora- 
tions in Japan more than reasonable costs for the 
vehicles sold here, the IRS claimed, in order to 
lower profits made in the U.S. on paper so they 
would pay less in U.S. taxes. 

The bookkeeping maneuvers may have cheated 
the U.S. treasury out of tax revenues, but in the 
end it appears Nissan and Toyota won't really be 
footing the bill. 

Japanese newspapers report Japan's national tax 
agency will refund nearly $600 million to the auto- 
makers as part of the settlement deal. 


Improvement in the nation's trade situation and a 
huge expansion of business inventories resulted in 
unexpectedly strong economic growth in the fourth 
quarter of 1987, the Commerce Department's Bu- 
reau of Economic Analysis reports. The gross na- 
tional product increased at a seasonally adjusted 
annual rate of 4.2% in the fourth quarter, nearly 
matching the third quarter pace of 4.3%. For 1987 
as a whole real GNP expanded by 3.8% as meas- 
ured between the fourth quarters of 1986 and 1987. 


Maritime unions welcomed, at long last, official 
recognition of the World War II service and sacri- 
fices of merchant seamen. 

The Defense Department, finally responding to 
firm orders from a federal district judge, awarded 
veterans' status to all those seamen who served on 
U.S. -flagged merchant ships during wartime. 

An estimated 250,000 men served in the mer- 
chant marine in World War 11. There are no reliable 
figures on how many are still alive. 

Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley praised the 
decision, saying "these men paid a heavy price. By 
V-J Day, while more than 730 American-flag mer- 
chant ships had been sunk by enemy action, 
hundreds of others with battle damage survived to 
be repaired and sail again." He said 5,600 mer- 
chant seamen died in enemy attacks, a figure which 
he said proportionately exceeded all the services 
but the Marine Corps. 

The victory of veterans' status came eight years 
after the AFL-CIO filed a class action suit on behalf 
of four unionists. The drawn-out case was strongly 
backed by the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Associ- 
ation, the National Maritime Union and the Seafar- 


Talk about gall. American shipowners flying runa- 
way flags are whining because U.S. naval forces 
are protecting 1 1 Kuwaiti tankers now flying the 
American flag in the Persian Gulf, and they are 
denied the same protection. 

Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci agreed to meet 
with the shipowners, but has taken the position that 
the Navy would only protect American-owned ships 
if they flew the U.S. flag. 

"Our operating costs would triple," complained 
James Tisch, executive vice-president of Loews 
Corp., which owns seven supertankers. Tisch and 
other owners don't want to pay union wages and 
U.S. taxes. Tisch asked the Pentagon to let his 
ships follow the Navy-protected convoys and was 
turned down. 

Thanks to a labor-backed amendment which 
passed Congress, all the reflagged ships will soon 
have American personnel. 


About 2%, or 25,000, of the nation's establish- 
ments with 1 employees or more sponsor day-care 
centers for their workers' children, the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 
An additional 3%, or 35,000 establishments, provide 
financial assistance to be used specifically for child 

Data from a special survey in the summer of 
1987 showed that 11% of all establishments — in- 
cluding the two groups mentioned above — provided 
some specific benefits or services to workers for 
their child-care arrangements. In addition to spon- 
soring centers or providing direct financial assist- 
ance, this included such services as counseling and 
provision of information about local child care and 


Congress has passed and President Reagan 
signed an eight-month extension of the Clean Air 
Act, delaying until August 31 sanctions against cit- 
ies that fail to comply with national clean air 

The extension was approved as part of a $600 
billion government spending measure. Cities that 
fail to meet air quality standards as established by 
the Environmental Protection Agency will face pos- 
sible bans on construction of potential pollution 
emitting facilities and a cutoff on highway and sew- 
age funds. 

A further extension may come when Congress 
sits down to rewrite the Clean Air Act this year. 


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They're called "America's best aluminum boats" — a full line from Jon Boat, Fisherman and BassFinder models to pontoons, skiffs, 
center consoles and more, quality craft by MonArk. 


UBC signs first labor agreement 
with MonArk Boat Company 

The United Brotherhood and MonArk 
Boat Co. of Monticello, Ark., have 
signed a first-time labor agreement after 
seven years of controversy , accusations 
and numerous legal appeals. 

The long, drawn-out process began 
in November 1980, when the union won 
a government-supervised election. The 
employees persevered through nearly 
seven years of continuous legal hurdles 
thrown up by the company until the U. 
S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth 
Circuit ruled that the union was a proper 
representative of MonArk's employees 
and that a free and fair election had 
been held. 

The new agreement was signed De- 
cember 10, 1987. It provides the 150 
employees in the Monticello, Ark., plant 
with wage increases, a new job-bid 
system for deciding promotions in a fair 
manner and paid funeral leave. Another 
feature of the contract is a plant-wide 
seniority rule for temporary lay-offs and 
recalls, which gives added protection 
to older, more experienced employees. 

A new method of handling worker 
complaints was also set up. Under this 
procedure employees can file a griev- 
ance if they've been treated unfairly or 
if, in their view, some part of the labor 

agreement has been violated. The prob- 
lem is handled by union and manage- 
ment officials and moves to higher lev- 
els if not resolved. At the final step, an 
impartial arbitrator can be called in to 
make a final decision that is binding on 
all parties. 

Despite signing the contract on De- 
cember 10, the company continued to 
claim that the new agreement was in- 
valid until just two weeks ago when the 
National Labor Relations Board ruled 
the contract was fully valid. 

On Friday, February 5. all employees 

received an extra check for back pay. 
It included payment for the wage in- 
crease on regular and overtime hours 
worked since December 10 and pay- 
ment for New Year's Day and Christ- 
mas Eve — two new holidays won under 
the contract. 

W. C. Tucker, temporary president 
of Carpenters Local 2134 and a 21-year 
employee at MonArk Boat, said. "We're 
glad this seven-year battle is over, but 
the workers have something to be proud 
of. Now. we hope the company will 
work with us to improve conditions in 
the plant." 

There are already signs of reduced 
tensions. The employees have agreed 
to work with the company to correct 
safety and health problems that were 
cited by the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration. 

A storage yard at the Monticello, Ark., plant covered by an early winter snow, at 
lower left. At lower right is the negotiating committee that assisted in developing 
the first MonArk contract. From left are Ed Forlson. UBC representative, Ricky 
Ingram. Dennis Hatcher. James Goodman. Judy Davis and W.C. Tucker. 

MARCH 1988 

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Three international unions, identified by their seals at left, are jointly supporting the 
protest against G-P's employee policies. The map above indicates the Georgia-Pacific 
wood products plants — mostly located in the Southeast — where workers wore protest 

Members in Georgia-Pacific plants 
protest company's labor policies 

February 18, 1988, was an important 
day for 14,000 union members who 
work in Georgia-Pacific mills across the 
country. On that day members of the 
United Brotherhood of Carpentersjoined 
with members of the Paperworkers and 
Woodworkers unions to show their op- 
position to G-P"s labor policies. They 
reported to work wearing large red and 
white buttons which carried the mes- 
sage, "Just Say No." 

Members wearing the buttons in this 
three-union show of solidarity were 
saying no to G-P for the company's 
refusal to bargain fair labor contracts. 
The buttons demonstrated support for 
paperworkers in seven G-P mills who 
are working without a labor contract 
because they refuse to swallow com- 
pany demands for "takeaways." 

Since early in 1987, G-P has been 
insisting that these workers give up 
premium pay for overtime work on 
Sunday (a big income loss for workers 
in around-the-clock paper plants) and 
to strip the seniority clause to allow 
arbitrary "flexible" work assignments, 
job combinations and the likely loss of 

"We still believe that an injury to 
one is an injury to all," commented 
Ray White, executive secretary of the 
Southern Council of Industrial Work- 
ers, and, he continued, "When we show 
unity with the Paperworkers Union, we 

Large red and white buttons were worn by 
workers entering Georgia-Pacific plants. 

help ourselves in the process. We must 
work together to fight off corporate 
concession demands that are com- 
pletely unwarranted." 

In addition to demonstrating strong 
disapproval of G-P"s refusal to negotiate 
fairly with the Paperworkers, the union 
protesters also objected to a laundry 
list of actions G-P has taken against 
workers in plywood, lumber and fiber- 
board mills. For example: 

• Violations of labor laws in union 
representation elections. For example, 
the National Labor Relations Board 

recently ordered a second supervised 
election in a Warm Springs, Ga., ply- 
wood mill because G-P intimidated 
workers with unlawful statements prior 
to the first election. 

• The company has engaged in foot 
dragging, delays and tried to undercut 
attempts by the UBC to negotiate "first 
time" labor contracts for workers in 
three South Carolina mills, despite 
overwhelming wins for the union in 
NLRB elections. The sawmill elections 
in Holly Hill and Walterboro were 
held in July and October 1987, but, 
still, the company has not entered into 
meaningful discussions for contracts 
at those plants. 

• Behind the scenes, G-P pushes and 
encourages efforts to decertify and to 
eliminate the union from its plants. 
The Carpenters, for example, recently 
defeated an attempt to kick the union 
out of the Holly Hill, S.C., fiberboard 

• Finally, the company forced through 
wage and benefit concessions in the 
West Coast lumber and wood products 
industry in 1986. 

According to Mike Draper, executive 
secretary of the Western Council of 
Industrial Workers, based in Portland, 
Ore., "G-P has been singled out for 

Continued on Page 12 




In mill towns across the country and 
in Canada, BE&K Construction Co.'s 
anti-worker policies and practices are 
being aggressively challenged. The 
United Brotherhood' s campaign against 
the largest contractor in the paper in- 
dustry is developing momentum and 
showing results as the campaign tracks 
and counters BE&K's activities in the 
industry. The effort against BE&K has 
been joined by the United Paperwork- 
ers International Union and local Build- 
ing Trades affiliates at jobsites across 
the country. 

The Brotherhood tracks the activities 
of BE&K through industry publica- 
tions, affiliate reports and contractor 
contacts. Once BE&K is identified as 
being on-site or is indicated to be a 
prospective bidder on a project, a 
Brotherhood representative is sent to 
the area to assist our affiliate in devel- 
oping a program designed to fight BE&K. 
The cooperation and assistance of the 
Paperworkers and Building Trades lo- 
cals has been sought and has been 
forthcoming at each location to date. 

On the West Coast, Building Trades- 
men in the Contra Costa 
County area continue to 
challenge BE&K at one 
of its few non-paper in- 
dustry projects. The job 
is a $350 million steel mill 
modernization in Pitts- 
burg, Calif., which is a 
joint venture between 
USX (formerly U.S. 
Steel) and Pohang Steel, 
owned in part by the 
South Korean govern- 
ment. Daily picketing ac- 
tivities are conducted at 
the jobsite, while legal 
and regulatory battles 
have been initiated in state 
and federal forums. The 
project has experienced 
cost overruns, delays and 
serious health and safety 
problems, with two deaths 
on the project to date. 

Worker and commu- 
nity health problems have 
also developed at another 
BE&K project in Maine. 
In early February, nine 
BE&K employees had to 
be treated after being ex- 

posed to lethal hydrogen sulphide gas 
that leaked at International Paper's Jay, 
Maine, facility. A week later over half 
of the residents of the town had to be 
evacuated after more that 1 10,000 gallons 
of chlorine leaked from the mill. The 
cause of the accident is being investigated 
at this time. 

At paper mill sites across the country, 
such as at the Westvaco Co. mill in 
Luke, Md., campaigns have been ini- 
tiated to inform the labor community 
and the public of the threat posed by 
BE&K. Jobsite handbilling and picket- 
ing, newspaper advertisements, show- 
ing of the Brotherhood's video entitled 
"BE&K: The Workers' Enemy," com- 
munications with local and state poli- 
ticians and meetings with mill manage- 
ment personnel have been effective in 
confronting BE&K. Business Agent Dale 
Crabtree of UBC Local 1024 reports 
that the actions taken by the local 
Building Trades and the Paperworker 
local in the Cumberland community 
against BE&K should help ensure a 
short-lived presence for the non-union 
contractor in the Cumberland area. 

Spreading the Word 
about BE&K 

An important ingredient in fighting 
BE&K is a determination as early as 
possible of whether the company is in 
line for a particular project. At a gath- 
ering of Building Trades and Paper- 
worker business agents sponsored by 
the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. UBC Rep- 
resentative Everett Sullivan stressed 
the importance of closely monitoring 
every paper mill site within each agent's 
jurisdiction. Paperworker locals can be 
most helpful in monitoring a mill for 
BE&K's presence and providing an 
early warning. 

"It's easier to keep them out of an 
area, than it is to get them out once 
they've established a foothold," said 
Sullivan. The agents were counseled to 
establish anti-BE&K committees and 
communicate to mill management the 
problems associated with BE&K before 
commitments to the company are made. 
Community publicity about BE&K's 
ratebusting and strikebreaking actions 
Continued on Page 12 








Mill sites where UBC members have initiated anti-BE & K activities. 

MARCH 1988 


^ L-P sued by federal EPA for waferboard pollution 

u^ President, University of Portland named to L-P Board 

]/^ L-P to spinoff fibreboard division 

1/^ L-P workers vote for UBC in Virginia 

*^ As the Brotherhood continues its 
fight against Louisiana-Pacific, numer- 
ous problems continue to develop for 
the company. The same anti-worker, 
anti-community policies and practices 
which gave rise to L-P's union-busting 
tactics against Brotherhood members 
are causing problems for L-P on nu- 
merous fronts. 

EPA lawyers charged that Louisiana- 
Pacific violated provisions of the federal 
Clean Air Act when it failed to obtain 
federal environmental permits prior to 
construction of its two waferboard plants 
in Colorado as a trial on the issue began 
in federal court in Denver. The lawsuit 
by the government is one of numerous 
problems the company has experienced 
with its Colorado plants. 

Initial permits for the plants were 
denied several years ago when the UBC 
informed state authorities of L-P's fail- 
ure to mention formaldehyde emissions 
in its permit application. Since that 
time, the company has been under con- 
stant pressure from state agencies and 
citizens" groups to cleanup the plant's 

The outcome of the EPA's lawsuit 
has potential longterm consequences 
for the company. The EPA charges that 
because the mills are major sources of 
pollution, it was necessary for L-P to 
secure a permit for the plants prior to 
initiating operations. L-P argues that 
the plants are not major sources of 
pollution and thus a permit is not needed. 
As the leading producer of waferboard, 
with 13 mills in operation, the require- 
ment to secure permits prior to con- 
struction could slow L-P's expansion. 

In addition to the government law- 
suit, a group of local citizens has sued 
L-P in federal court, claiming that the 
company's waferboard operations in 
Olathe, Colo., have harmed the health 
and well-being of area residents. Tests 
at the plant over the years have shown 
emissions containing high concentra- 
tions of formaldehyde, MDI, carbon 
monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur diox- 
ides and other chemicals. 

In an effort to enhance the pres- 
tige of its corporate board, L-P named 
the Rev. Thomas C. Oddo, president 
of the University of Portland, to its 
board of directors. In a letter to Oddo, 
former UBC President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell expressed his disappointment with 
the university president's decision to 
associate himself with the anti-union 

"It is an affront to all of us in orga- 
nized labor who have strived to build 
on the long tradition of support between 
labor and the Cathoic Church in the 
struggle for dignity and fairness of all 
workers" said Campbell in a letter to 

Oddo's decision to accept the board 
position is better understood when pre- 
vious dealings between the University 
and L-P are considered. In 1985, the 
University received a contribution of 
$550,000 from L-P for the construction 
of a tennis facility on the campus. 
Protests were raised at that time by the 
Oregon labor community, but these 
protests also fell on deaf ears. The 
facility was built by a non-union con- 

An open letter from the L-P Workers 
for Justice Committee to the students 
and faculty of the university was pub- 
lished in the student newspaper. The 
letter informs the students and faculty 
of the president's decision to join L- 
P's board and characterizes it as an 
insult to the workers in the wood prod- 
ucts industry. Further actions designed 
to raise campus and community aware- 
ness about the board position are 

1^ In a strong vote for union repre- 
sentation, workers at L-P's new waf- 
erboard mill in Dungannon, Va., voted 
overwhelmingly for the UBC. Despite 
an aggressive campaign by the company 
to counter the organizing effort, the 
workers voted by a two-to-one margin 
for union representation. UBC Repre- 

sentative Larry Wyatt said the workers 
responded positively to the aggressive 
position the Brotherhood has taken in 
fighting L-P's union-busting actions. 

In a letter to the workers prior to the 
election, the general president re- 
counted L-P's strikebreaking actions 
against Brotherhood members in 1983 
in the Pacific Northwest. The letter 
stated: "Our campaign against L-P has 
helped workers both at L-P and 
throughout the wood products industry. 
We've demonstrated to all employers 
that this union is willing to fight for 
each and every one of our members for 
as long as it takes to achieve justice. 
Workers in this industry generally, and 
at L-P particularly, need a strong voice 
in the industry to fight for better 
standards and dignity on the job. The 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters is 
that voice." 

"Our campaign to secure justice for 
L-P workers includes efforts to secure 
the protections of the collective bar- 
gaining process to prevent the abuse of 
worker rights," said General President 

*^ In response to the tremendous fi- 
nancial liability posed by a growing 
number of personal injury lawsuits 
against its Fibreboard division, L-P an- 
nounced tentative plans to spinoff 
Fibreboard operations to company 
shareholders. The spinoff involves es- 
tablishing Fibreboard as a separate 
company whose stock will be held by 
existing L-P shareholders. Sharehold- 
ers will be given one share of stock in 
the new company for each share pres- 
ently held in L-P. 

During the past 10 years, over 41 ,000 
asbestos liability lawsuits have been 
filed against the L-P subsidiary. Fibre- 
board was a major manufacturer of 
asbestos, which has been shown to 
cause cancer. While insurance wiU cover 
much of the financial liability incurred 
by the company, the growing number 
Continued on Page 12 



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Symbols and Images 
of American Labor 

opens at National Museum 
of American History 

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A convention badge 
of I he Western Fed- 
eration of Miners, 

The symbols and images of North 
American labor take many forms, and 
the Smithsonian Institution's National 
Museum of American History in Wash- 
ington, D.C. , has gathered together many 
of them for the thousands of visitors 
who will tour its halls this spring. 

A special exhibition of more than 140 
objects, photographs and documents 
provides insights into how American 
workers have viewed themselves in the 
past, how others have viewed them and 
how these visions have changed from 
the 18th century to the present. While 
museum visitors view the exhibition, 
they listen to music and songs of the 
American worker — Tennessee Ernie 
Ford's "Sixteen Tons," Dolly Parton's 
"Nine to Five," and old favorites of 
the labor movement like "Solidarity 
Forever," "We Shall Overcome" and 
the songs of Joe Hill. 

The United Brotherhood is well rep- 
resented in the exhibition. A banner 
loaned by the UBC's Western Penn- 
sylvania District Council hangs on one 
wall. A charter of the Amalgamated 
Society of Carpenters and Joiners, which 
merged with the Brotherhood in the 
early days, is displayed. Old tintypes 
of carpenters and cabinetmakers line 
the wall. 

The first section of the exhibition 
presents symbols adopted by workers 
to express their concerns and self im- 

ages. Occupational portraits, member- 
ship certificates and organizational em- 
blems illustrate the workers' sense of 
personal and group identity. 

The second section examines popular 
portrayals of the "working class" that 
reveal general attitudes toward this seg- 
ment of society. Included are objects 
and illustrations that have appeared on 
product labels and in magazines, books, 
campaign literature, advertisements, 
television and the movies. 

"Through the symbols and emblems 
selected by workers to identify their 
organizations, one discovers a clear 
sense of dignity and pride in the con- 
tributions they made to American life," 
Harry Rubenstein, curator for the ex- 
hibition , say s . "The broad media appeal 
served both to represent and influence 
public opinion toward labor as indus- 
trialization dominated the economy and 
altered workers' roles in society." 

The National Museum of American 
History is devoted to the collection, 
care, study and exhibition of objects 
that reflect the American experience. 
It also offers lectures, concerts and 
other programs which interpret that 
experience. The museum, located at 
14th Street and Constitution Avenue 
N.W., in Washington, D.C, is open 
from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except 
December 25. Admission to the mu- 
seum is free. 

A banner urging workers 
to vole for Teddy Roose- 
velt, the Republican 
Party's successful candi- 
date for the U.S. presi- 
dency in 1904. 




The Farm Workers of Cesar 

Chavez urged support of their 

strike with boycott buttons. 



A poster which appeared in defense and 
war-production plants during the World 
War II era. 

MARCH 1988 


Ohbayashi signs agreement 
at three construction sites 

A $47-million water-diversion project of the U.S. Corps 
of Engineers in San Antonio, Texas, was awarded last year 
to the Ohbayashi Construction Co., of Japan, and it was 
going to be built non-union. 

More than 300 union building tradesmen of South Texas 
rose up in protest, and, as we reported last month, they 
marched through downtown San Antonio from a big rally. 

This month, we're happy to report that the big flood 
control project, designed to divert waters from the San 
Antonio River at flood stages, will now be all union. An 
agreement to that effect has been signed by Ohbayashi. 

The Heavy and Highway Committee, composed of six 
Building Trades unions, including the UBC, reports, mean- 
while, that two Ohbayashi construction projects in southern 
Arizona have also gone union in the aftermath of the San 
Antonio pact. 

Participants in the signing of the San Antonio tunnel agree- 
ment gathered outside the construction site headquarters for a 
picture. They included, from left. Second General Vice Presi- 
dent Dean Sooter, Kanami Tonada of Ohbayashi Construction 
Co., UBC Representative Ron Angetl, Teriy Bumpers of the 
National Joint Heavy and Highway Construction Committee 
and a representative of the Laborers Union. Other unions also 
participated. The tunnel project is an undertaking of the U.S. 
Corps of Engineers. 

Hard Times, L-P 

Continued from Page 10 

of cases was seen as a threat to L-P's 
financial position. Company auditors 
for the first time qualified the company's 
financial reports in its 1986 annual re- 
port. This action reflected the concern 
that insurance coverage would not be 
sufficient to cover damages and that 
corporate resources could then be used 
to satisfy the claims. Once the spinoff 
is consumated, L-P hopes it will be able 
to shield itself from the onslaught of 

It is ironic that lawsuts are prompting 
an end to L-P's association with Fibre- 
board, because that is how L-P's as- 
sociation with Fibreboard began. L-P 
was found guilty on civil fraud in con- 
nection with the acquisition of Fibre- 

board and paid a $5.3 million damage 
settlement. L-P was found to have con- 
spired with Fibreboard executives to 
improperly reduce the selling price of 
the Fibreboard stock prior to purchase. 
Shortly after the acquisition, the asbes- 
tos lawsuits began. 

BE&K Campaign 

Continued from Page 9 

is also most helpful in preventing the 
company from establishing a presence 
in a community. 

BE&K's strikebreaking actions for 
International Paper Co. continue against 
striking and locked-out Paperworkers 
at several of the company's mills. 
BE&K's strikebreaking assistance, 
which is documented in the Brother- 

There were UBC pickets at Louisiana-Pacific's Dungannon, Va., waferhoard mill during 
its construction in 1985. Millwrights Local 319 maintained an area standards picket line 
at the installation. The mill has since been organized by the Brotherhood, and we have 
won an election, which the company is protesting. 

hood's video, has been a key ingredient 
in the efforts by various paper compa- 
nies to extract unfair contract conces- 
sions. While paper industry profits are 
high, concessions have been exacted 
from production workers, because of 
BE&K's important assistance in keep- 
ing struck mills operating. 

In an effort to tell the story about 
International Paper, a caravan of work- 
ers is being organized to travel to com- 
munities throughout the South. A UBC 
representative will travel with the group 
to inform these communities of BE&K's 
role in the effort to gut the contracts of 
workers in the forest products industry. 

UBC General President Sigurd Lu- 
cassen is calling for the active involve- 
ment of all Brotherhood members in 
the BE&K fight, highlighted the need 
to fight the company at every mill and 
in every community where they are 

' ' With each passing day , we are going 
after this non-union, strikebreaking 
contractor in more and more towns. In 
order to fight the anti-worker, anti- 
community actions of BE&K effec- 
tively, we must fight them everywhere 
they do business. This is a national 
company and we must have a well- 
coordinated national campaign to counter 
them," stated Lucassen. 


Continued from Page 8 

special attention by our three unions 
because they are flirting with stone-age 
labor policies. Our only choice is to say 
no and to say it with the conviction to 
fight back. The February 18 protest day 
represents one small piece of a larger 
program of mutual assistance among all 
forest industry unions in order to com- 
bat employers who made ridiculous 
concession proposals." 



New study by union-industry group: 

Labor-management programs 
help to contain health care costs 

Joint labor-management efforts to 
control health care costs have proved 
successful, according to a report by the 
Labor-Management Group of union and 
business leaders. 

However, the union and industry 
leaders expressed concern that health 
care cost increases are still outstripping 
overall inflation rates. Between 1978 
and 1986, the Consumer Price Index 
rose 68%, while medical care costs rose 

Employer contributions for health in- 
surance premiums rose at an average 
annual rate of 14% between 1975 and 
1985, ranging in some cases to 25% and 
40%. In 1985, costs to employers for 
health insurance contributions were more 
than $105 billion, according to the re- 

In addition, 37 million Americans 
lack health insurance, and the number 
is growing. Both labor and management 
agreed on the need for government 
programs to help poor and unemployed 
Americans who lack health insurance. 
Both sides also agreed that there is a 
need to improve job-related benefit pro- 
grams, but disagreed on the strategies 

The Labor-Management Group, which 
published "Policy Issues in Health 
Care," is a private organization com- 
posed of labor and business leaders. 
Formed in 1973, it is coordinated by 
founder John T. Dunlop, a former La- 

bor Secretary who is now a Harvard 
University professor. AFL-CIO Presi- 
dent Lane Kirkland and TRW, Inc. 
Chairman Ruben F. Mettler, co-chair 
the group. 

Commenting on the report, Kirkland 
said, "We know what it takes to de- 
velop a high quahty, well-managed and 
equitable health care system. The rate 
of change due to new technology, shift- 
ing demographics and new relationships 
within the health care field make it 
vitally necessary for unions and com- 
panies to know what works and what 
doesn't and to keep their health care 
programs moving ahead." 

Mettler said that management's abil- 
ity to dehver quality health care serv- 
ices is "truly paramount as we face an 
upsurge in the rate of increases for 
health care costs." Labor-management 
cooperative efforts to contain costs are 
"necessary to bring cost increases un- 
der control," he said. 

Among cooperative actions recom- 
mended by the group were the estab- 
lishment of cost-containment commit- 
tees, pre-admission authorization pro- 
grams, utilization review, mandatory 
second opinions, case management and 
the use of alternative delivery systems, 
such as health maintenance organiza- 
tions and preferred provider organiza- 

Also recommended were policies to 
control the costs of technology devel- 

opment and distribution, professional 
liability and malpractice and health care 
data management. 

The study analyzed six health care 
cost containment programs in which 
cooperative labor-management efforts 
were credited with successfully holding 
down medical costs. The programs in- 

• An Informed Choice Plan (ICP) 
developed by the Auto Workers and 
General Motors. The ICP is a three- 
option program offering hospital, sur- 
gical, medical and prescription drug 

• A joint labor-management com- 
mittee established by the Communica- 
tions Workers, Electrical Workers and 
AT&T. The health care committee 
oversees administration, plan design 
and health education and promotion. It 
also is involved in the health care de- 
livery system, including creation of a 
hospital Pre-Certification Program. 

• A Bargaining Unit Benefits Board 
with joint trustees from the State of 
Oregon, Service Employees Local 503 
and the Oregon Public Employees Union. 
The board achieved substantial savings 
in health care expenditures which 
brought costs below negotiated em- 
ployer contributions. The savings were 

Continued on Page 16 

"You say you want a new heart? Gee, I dunno. 
health insurance do you carry?" 

How much Medicare rolls along as best it can in a high-priced economy. 

Congress is considering legislation. 

MARCH 1988 


Retired General President Campbell, left, joins labor and medical leaders in turning the first shovels. At right, he speaks to the 
gathering at the construction site. 

The 'Blueprint for Cure' 
campaign shows results 


For more than two years the United 
Brotherhood, the Sheet Metal Workers 
and the AFL-CIO Building Trades have 
headed up a campaign to raise funds 
for a diabetes research institute in Miami, 
Fla. Fund-raising events have been held 
all over North America, and the Car- 
penter, month after month, has reported 
individual and group donations to the 

The drive, called "Blueprint for 
Cure," is beginning to show concrete 

Last month, ground was broken for 
the $10 million Diabetes Research In- 
stitute at the University of Miami/Jack- 
son Memorial Medical Center. In a brief 
ceremony. Monday, February 15, labor 
leaders and local dignitaries assembled 
just north of N.W. 14th Terrace on the 
center's medical complex to turn the 
first spade. 

Taking part in the program were the 
co-chairmen of the campaign to raise 
the $10 million— Patrick J. Campbell, 
retired general president of the United 
Brotherhood; Edward J. Cariough, gen- 
eral president. Sheet Metal Workers 
International Association, and Robert 
A. Georgine, president, AFL-CIO 
Building and Construction Trades De- 

Martin D. Kleiman, chairman of the 
board of directors of the Diabetes Re- 
search Institute Foundation, was mas- 
ter of ceremonies. Welcoming the guests 
were U.S. Congressman Dante B. Fas- 
cell; Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., Univer- 
sity of Miami vice president for medical 
affairs and dean. School of Medicine; 
and IraC. Clark, president. Public Health 

Other Diabetes Research Institute 
Foundation officials on the program 
were Henry A. Keller Jr., president, 
and Robert T. Held Sr., chairman board 
of governors. 

Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Kosow, who 
on behalf of her late husband and with 
the support of her children pledged $3.5 
million for the Eleanor and Joseph Ko- 
sow Diagnostic and Treatment Center, 
was a speaker. The center will be the 
primary clinical area where care and 
education will be provided to diabetic 
patients and their families. 

Edward T. Foote II, president of the 
University of Miami, emphasized the 
importance of the Diabetes Research 
Institute, once it is completed. Daniel 
H. Mintz, M.D.; and Mary Lou Held, 
professor of medicine and scientific di- 
rector. Diabetes Research Institute, re- 
viewed the importance of the new fa- 
cility for patient care, research and 

The six-story, 60,000-square-foot 
Diabetes Research Institute building is 
scheduled for completion late in the 
summer of 1990. Continued on Page 24 

An architect's drawing showing the Diabetes Research Institute as it will eventually 
appear on the campus of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Center. 



Homeownership nightmares 

Protecting consumers 
from "closing shock" 


Republican, New Jersey's 11th District 


John and Mary have spent the first four 
years of their married fives saving for tfie 
purchase of their first house. 

Last spring, they found the house of their 
dreams and decided that they could afford 
the loan appfication, closing fees and down- 
payment. Based on the figures given to them 
when they applied for the $80,000 mortgage 
on their dream house — at an 8% rate of 
interest "locked in" for 60 days — they filed 
their appfication and paid their fees. 

By the 58th day, however, it became clear 
that the mortgage would not be settled within 
the 60-day lock-in period and that they faced 
a 2% increase in interest rates at the time of 

Their budget was now stretched to the 
breaking point, and they faced the choice 
between deeper debt or the loss of the home 
as well as the fees they had already paid. In 
all too many cases of this kind, John and 
Mary would have no choice; they simply 
couldn't pay the added cost and would have 
to withdraw. 

For countless Americans like John and 
Mary, the dream of homeownership turns 
into a nightmare when they come face to 
face with "closing shock." 

My Residential Mortgage Credit Fairness 
Act of 1987, H.R. 2609, prohibits lenders 
who have promised guaranteed interest rates 
or set the number of points to be paid at 
closing, from using delays in the closing 
process forcing consumers to accept less 
favorable rates than they were originally 

This bin is based on the simple idea that 
a promise is a promise, not just for 60 days, 
but until the date of closing. Mortgage lend- 
ers are not required by this bill to offer a 
locked in interest rate but, if they choose to 
do so, this bill will require them to live up 
to that promise until the date of closing. 

Everyone benefits from this legislation, 
because it provides up front assurances to 
consumers and benefits responsible lenders 
who act in good faith to meet the needs of 
home buyers and refinancers alike. 

Under the current situation, lenders who 
treat consumers fairly and honestly are being 
punished for their honesty by being undercut 
in the marketplace by those few bad apples 
who may not have any intention to keep 
their promises. 

Judging by the very positive consumer 
response nationwide to my Residential Mort- 
gage Credit Fairness Act, I think it is safe 
to say that this bill can be carried through 

Congress on the strength of grass roots 

As a result of early support from Con- 
sumers Union and others, my bill has the 
strong bipartisan support of 58 members of 
Congress, evenly split by party affiliation 
and representing 25 states. Of the 12 mem- 
bers of the Banking Committee who are co- 
sponsors, II are also members of the 
Housing and Community Development Sub- 
committee, which is the focus of our efforts 
on behalf of the bill. 

The numbers show that this bill is needed. 
The state of New Jersey has received more 
than 1,300 consumer complaints document- 
ing, among other things, that interest rate 
changes, additional points and delays in 
processing have cost homebuyers thousands 
of dollars in additional up-front charges and 
mortgage payments over the life of their 
loans. In Maryland, more than 2,500 com- 

plaints have been filed with the state. Wash- 
ington State Attorney General Ken Eiken- 
berry has expressed concern over the upswing 
of complaints in his state. 

Thousands of people from across the 
country have written to national housing 
columnist Ken Harney with their stories of 
broken promises. 

A woman from New Milford, N.J., who 
was given a lock in rate of $'/2% but was 
given lOVs'^ at closing, wrote: "I'm 8 months 
pregnant and talk about the stress, it was 
incredible. What's the sense of locking in if 
it means nothing. I know I won't get my 
money back. I just don't want it to happen 
to someone else." 

An Oklahoma City consumer, quoted 8'/2% 

only to find an 1 1% rate at closing, expressed 

frustration: "I want this house very much. 

I have nowhere to live, and have no choice 

Continued on Page 16 

'Closing shock" ruins mortgage dreams 

John and Mary apply for an 
$80,000, flat rate, 30-year 
mortgage and are told they will 
receive a locked -in 8% rate. 

At closing, they are told the rate 
has gone up to 10%. With this 
two-point increase, their 
monthly payment grows by 18%. 


John and Mary apply for an $80,000. flat rate. 30-year mortgage and are told they would 
receive a locked in rate of 8%. At closing, they are told the rate has gone up to 10%. 

With this 2% increase, their monthly payments will increase from $566.67 to $666.67: 
their yearly interest payments will go from $6,800 to $8,000: and the total interest over 
the ib-year life of the mortgage will increase from $204,000 to $240,000. 

MARCH 1988 


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P.O. Box 1378 Oceon Springs, Miss. 39564 

Protecting consumers 

Continued from Page 15 

but to accept this railroad job." 

A Louisville. Ky., couple expressed the 
feeling of helplessness that accompanies un- 
expected increases in loan rates beyond their 
control: "We were in no way responsible 
for any of these delays, yet we are the ones 
who are being penalized for them. I don't 
believe that simply saying they had a huge 
workload or that there is an extremely active 
market is a valid defense. We had a contract 
with them and they breached it." 

Often, it seems that many consumers are 
reluctant to talk about their frustrations 
publicly until they hear that legislation has 
been proposed to help other people in the 

I have been stopped on the street by people 
who have heard about my bill and are pre- 
pared to tell their personal horror stories 
only because they do not want what hap- 
pened to them to happen to others. 

A Toms River, N.J., woman whose rate 
increased almost 2% over the original lock 
in expressed the feelings of many consumers: 
"My husband and I have been sick and 
disgusted with the whole thing and can only 
hope that no other hard working people have 
to be made such fools of or abused and 
literally put down in such a demeaning way 
as we were." 

My legislation is designed to protect the 
John's and Mary's of the world from "clos- 
ing shock" when they make the costly dis- 
covery that a promise is not necessarily a 

Health care costs 

Continued from Page 13 

used to fund benefit expansion and rate 

• A joint health care committee es- 
tabUshed by State, County and Munic- 
ipal Employees Pennsylvania Council 
13 and the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- 
vania cut estimated costs for the health 
care plan by $50 million. 

• Cost containment efforts, includ- 
ing contracts with two major health 
organizations, saved nearly $11 million 
over a 29-month period for the Affiliated 
Health Funds, Inc. of the Construction 
Contractors and Southern California 
Carpenters, Pipe Trades, Iron Workers 
and Operating Engineers. The savings 
were needed due to a severe decline in 
the Southern California construction 
industry, with reduced employment. 
Nearly $4.8 million of the savings went 
to members through the reduction or 
elimination of out-of-pocket expenses. 

• A three-prong cost containment 
effort by the Food Employers Labor 
Relations Association and Food and 
Commercial Workers Local 400 Health 
and Welfare Fund. Included are moni- 
toring of provided care, incentives to 
participants to control costs and con- 
sumer education for participants. 

Michigan Carpenters 
work with management 
for market recovery 

The Detroit and Southeast Michigan Car- 
penters District Council and three manage- 
ment contractor associations are out to "ac- 
centuate the positive" and "eliminate the 
negative," according to the Detroit Building 

In an Operation Turnaround labor-man- 
agement campaign, they are working to 
maintain and improve the knowledge, skills 
and technology of the union construction 
workforce in their area. 

The plan was announced at a recent press 
conference by the Labor-Management Pro- 
ductivity and Training Committee, a coali- 
tion of the Detroit area council, the Detroit 
Chapter of the Associated General Contrac- 
tors of America, the Association of Con- 
struction Employers and the Carpenter Con- 
tractors Association. 

The new program commissioned by the 
LMPT is the direct result of a survey con- 
ducted by the University of Michigan's Cen- 
ter for Construction Enginering and Man- 

The new plan calls for the expansion and 
improvement of a recently-established fore- 
man's training program in the Detroit met- 
ropolitan area, and the start-up of a new 
journeyman upgrade program to be put in 
place this fall. 

The survey utilized in-depth interviews 
with individuals in the industry for an anal- 
ysis of building permit data, and an opinion 
survey of owners and contractors to gather 
information on their experiences concerning 
the various aspects of the construction in- 
dustry in southeastern Michigan. 

The results of the survey highlighted areas 
in which union workers excelled or fell short 
of the performance of non-union workers in 
the metropolitan Detroit area, commented 
Daniel J. Kelley, secretary-treasurer/busi- 
ness manager of the Detroit Area Council 
and the committee's labor co-chairman. 

Major findings of the study indicate that: 

• Union workers are perceived as being 
more knowledgeable and produce higher 
quality work than their non-union counter- 

• There is a definite perception that the 
cost of union construction is greater than 
non-union labor. Many respondents said the 
higher cost is not justified. 

• The dollar value of union construction 
in metropolitan Detroit has increased dra- 
matically over the past five years, even 
though the overall market share has de- 
creased. Union construction's market share 
increases substantially with the size of the 
individual project. 

• With union contractors winning less 
than 50% of projects smaller than $5 million, 
unions need to be more flexible in their work 
rules and eliminate the threat of work stop- 

"The LMPT was established three years 
ago to solve the problems and build on the 
strengths that this survey points out," Kelley 
said. "I suppose I could have wished the 

Continued on Page 38 





Southern Ontario's booming economy and low 
unemployment rate have made it a job-hunter's par- 
adise, according to the Financial Post. The boom 
has left employers scrambling to fill gaping job va- 
cancies, the newspaper states. 

The economy is so overheated that the six metro- 
politan areas with the lowest unemployment rates in 
Canada are all located in Southern Ontario. There 
have been 276,000 community, business and per- 
sonal service jobs, 87,000 manufacturing jobs and 
68,000 construction jobs added since 1982. 

The manpower drought spans all industries and 
occupations. In a study published last November, 
the Ontario government calculated the province was 
facing shortages in 98 highly skilled occupations, 
including tool-and-die making, welding, technology, 
auto mechanics and mold making. 

The shortfall is particularly acute among skilled 
construction tradesmen, who are in short supply 
due to the residential and commercial construction 

In Toronto, the lack of bricklayers, carpenters and 
cement masons is causing costly delays in some 
construction projects. The shortage will undoubtedly 
ease once the housing boom tails off. 

Longer-term, however, the problem won't go 
away entirely, since most younger people are es- 
chewing construction trades. "The average brick- 
layer in Toronto is 46 years old, which means there 
will be more trouble ahead unless more younger 
people start coming into the trade," one Toronto 
contractor says. 


The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has 
upheld the right of a community college clerk to 
practice his religion. An arbitration board has ruled 
that Number College must give OPSEU member 
Charles Arnold paid religious holidays. 

Arnold is a second-degree high priest of the reli- 
gion Wicca, or witchcraft. Based on evidence sup- 
plied by a University of Toronto religion professor, 
the arbitration panel unanimously decided that 
Wicca is a religion and that Arnold is therefore 
entitled to paid time off for Wicca high holidays. 

OPSEU's coordinator of grievances, Mike Pratt, 
called the board's decision "a victory for religious 


The past year was one of the lightest in a decair 
for work stoppages according to figures released ;n 
January by Labour Minister Pierre H. Cadleux. 

Labour Canada statistics show that time not 
worked due to work stoppages in 1 987 amounted ic 
2,460,890 person-days, or 0.09% estimated total 
working time (9 days per 10,000 worked). This is a 
significant improvement from 1986 when 5,651,700 
person-days were not worked (0.22% of working 
time). The 1987 figure is among the lowest in the 
past 10 years. All these figures are based on work 
stoppages involving 500 or more employees. 

Labour Minister Cadieux noted that, despite the 
relatively low totals, a few strikes received a great 
deal of attention. For instance, Canada Post was 
involved in disputes with the letter carriers and with 
inside postal workers. Rotating strikes, followed by 
a lockout, occurred at Air Canada, and British Co- 
lumbia experienced a province-wide one-day strike 
in protest against new labour legislation last June. 


Ontario legislation prohibiting workers from suing 
for damages for injuries suffered on the job has 
been upheld as constitutional by the provincial 
supreme court. 

The sections of the Workers' Compensation Act 
that restrict the right to sue are not discriminatory, 
said Mr. Justice Robert Montgomery. 

However, Montgomery's decision is only the first 
step in a judicial process that will probably take the 
case to the Supreme Court of Canada. 

The Workers' Compensation Act classifies em- 
ployers into two categories: Schedule 1, which in- 
cludes most private sector companies; and Sched- 
ule 2, which includes government employers and 
some private employers such as the railways. 

Employees in the first category can't sue their 
employer or any other employer or employee in 
Schedule 1 for damages. Those in the second cate- 
gory can't sue their employers, but can sue other 
workers or other Schedule 2 employers. 


Canadian and United States trade unionists are 
not happy with the trade pact recently negotiated by 
the Reagan and Mulroney administrations. Unions 
on both sides of the border feel that the pact fails to 
address differences in currency rates. The treaty 
was attacked by the Canadian trade union move- 
ment for perpetuating "significant inequities" now in 
place. The treaty faces opposition in both Congress 
and the Canadian parliament. 


A new Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., 
which has been under construction two years, this 
month, is expected to be completed by mid-sum- 
mer, according to Robert Shortman, the man from 
Ottawa overseeing the project. The site is only two 
blocks from the United Brotherhood's general of- 

MARCH 1988 


U»S. hunger^ homelessness reaching epidemic levels 

By Press Associates 

"President Extols State of Nation — Administration 'Re- 
stored the American Dream," Reagan Says." That was the 
headline in the Washington Post the morning after the 
presidents State of the Union address. 

Around the nation, however, the mayors were making 
their midwinter report on "the continuing growth of hunger, 
homelessness and poverty in America's cities." 

Boston's Mayor Raymond L. Flynn declared, "The 
growing epidemic of hunger and homelessness in the United 
States is the result of the failure of federal government 
policies." ■ 

Flynn, speaking as chairman of the task force on hunger 
and the homelessness for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 
cited "drastic cutbacks" in federal social programs. 

In reviewing a task force 26-city survey, Flynn pointed 
out that more than 32 million people live below the poverty 
line, an increase of more than 3 million since 1980. Two- 
thirds of those seeking emergency food are children and 
their parents. One-third of the homeless are children and 
their parents. In most of the cities surveyed, families made 
up the group for whom emergency shelter and other services 
were lacking. 

The increase in homeless families with children was 
144% in Charleston, S.C, 75% in Providence, R.I., 66% 
in Philadelphia, 40% in Los Angeles, 30% in Norfolk and 
20% in Cleveland. Only Louisville, Ky., reported no 
change. The number of homeless single women increased 
in 21 of the 26 cities surveyed. 

Homelessness does not necessarily mean joblessness. 
The 26 cities surveyed reported 22% of their homeless 
people hold either full- or part-time jobs. These are the 
working poor, who need aid to supplement low wages and 
may be ineligible for benefits. 

The outlook for the coming year is grim. The mayor's 
survey reported that 24 of the 26 cities expect the demand 
for emergency shelter to increase in 1988. 

The time has come "to adopt national policies that reflect 
our national will to eliminate homelessness, poverty and 
hunger," he stressed. Perhaps the tide is beginning to turn, 
however slowly. 

Last summer, Congress passed and Reagan signed a $1- 
billion homeless aid bill, though administration officials 
opposed it as too costly and unnecessary. In December, 
the Congress passed a much needed housing authorization 
bill — again over administration opposition. 

Boston's Mayor Flynn also called for national health 
insurance, a higher minimum wage, job training programs, 
food stamps for all who qualify, expanded child nutrition 
and community-based support for the mentally ill. 

U.S., Mexican unions map plans on runaway plant exploitation 

Top U.S. and Mexican union leaders 
have agreed to map out joint plans to 
counter the exploitation of workers on 
both sides of the border by U.S. mul- 
tinational corporations which have been 
shifting U.S. jobs to "maquiladora" 
plants in Mexico. 

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas 
R. Donahue, addressing a union confer- 
ence here on the proliferation of the 
maquiladora plants, said federation rep- 
resentatives met recently with Fidel Ve- 
lazquez, the head of Mexico's labor fed- 
eration, the CTM, in Mexico City "to 
express our common concern. " ' Donahue 
said a joint union task force will be set 
up to deal with the problem. 

Hundreds of U.S. corporations in 
recent years have moved assembly op- 
erations from the U.S. to the mush- 
rooming maquiladora complex south of 
the Rio Grande . The cross-border move 
was spurred by the collapse of the 
Mexican peso in 1982 as Mexico's oil 
revenues were hit by plummeting world 
oil prices. 

A cheaper peso and rising unemploy- 
ment in Mexico means that Mexican 
labor has been getting even cheaper and 

more exploitable. The Reagan admin- 
istration, with its "free market" phi- 
losophy, has encouraged the shift of 
plants and jobs to Mexico. Companies 
also have been attracted by the lack of 
workplace health and safety standards 
as well as environmental regulations. 

Congress told the Commerce De- 
partment in 1986 to stop using taxpay- 
ers" money to underwrite lavish trade 
shows aimed at luring still more U.S. 
firms across the border. 

Nearly 270,000 Mexican workers, 75% 
of them young women and teenage girls, 
work for an average 69 cents an hour 
in the 987 maquiladora plants. Literally, 
maquiladora means "grain mill" where 
flour is processed. By extension, it has 
come to mean a plant where U.S. parts 
are processed, or assembled, into fin- 
ished products. 

The maquiladora industry began in 
1965, when the U.S. ended the noto- 
rious "bracero" program, a decade- 
long experiment with "guestworkers" 
from Mexico, primarily used as farm- 
workers in California and Texas. In 
response to the Mexican government's 
plea for help in relieving its unemploy- 

ment problem for former braceros, the 
U.S. agreed that "twin plants" on both 
sides of the border would have favor- 
able tax and customs treatment. 

For the first decade, growth was 
gradual, with the 57 plants on the Mex- 
ican side becoming 300 and the number 
of maquiladora workers rising from 4,200 
to about 30.000. Growth accelerated 
rapidly in the 1980s and began to stretch 
far beyond the border region as the 
Reagan administration ignored the fail- 
ure of U.S. firms to adhere to the "twin- 
plant" and border location provisions 
of the 1965 law. Where "twin" plants 
actually exist on the U.S. side, they 
tend to be shells which employ few if 
any production workers. 

The maquiladora assembly industry 
is expected to grow 7 to 10% annually, 
employing between 600,000 and 800,000 
workers by the turn of the century. 

Maquiladora plants, owned by such 
corporate giants as General Motors, 
General Electric and Zenith, handle 
electric and electronic components, auto 
parts and other transportation equip- 
ment , textiles and apparel , furniture and 



Lost or stolen: credit 
and automated teller 
machine cards 

Two good financial reasons to report 
ttie loss or theft of your credit cards 

People are finding it increasingly conven- 
ient to shop with credit cards or to bank at 
automated teller machines with ATM cards. 
But the ease with which these cards can be 
used also makes them very attractive to 

Loss or theft of credit and ATM cards is 
a serious consumer problem. However, the 
Fair Credit Billing Act and the Electronic 
Fund Transfer Act establish procedures for 
you and your creditors to follow to resolve 
problems with credit card and electronic 
fund transfer accounts. 

Following are guidelines on what to do if 
any of your cards are missing or stolen, 
suggestions on how to protect your cards 
and explainations on what you can expect 
from a credit card registration or protection 


There are at least two good 
financial reasons for you to 
report the loss or theft of 
your credit and ATM cards 
quickly. First, the sooner you^ 
report the loss, the more likey - 
you will limit your liability if 
someone uses your card 
without your permission. 
Most card fraud occurs within 
the first 48 hours after a card 
is stolen. 

Second, the sooner you report any loss, 
the more card costs can be kept down. You 
pay higher interest rates and annual fees 
because card fraud costs issuers hundreds 
of millions of dollars each year. 

If any of your cards are missing or stolen, 
report the loss as soon as possible to your 
card issuers. Some companies have toll-free 
or WATTS numbers printed on their state- 
ments and 24-hour service to accept such 
emergency information. 

For your own protection, you should fol- 
low up your phone calls with a letter to each 
card issuer. The letter should give your card 
number, say when your card was missing, 
and mention the date you called in the loss. 

You may wish to check your homeowner's 
insurance policy to see if it covers your 
hability for card thefts. If not, some insur- 
ance companies will allow you to change 
your current policy to include protestion for 
card losses. 

CREDIT CARD LOSS. If you report the 
loss before these cards are used, the FCBA 

says the card issuer cannot hold you re- 
sponsible for any unauthorized charges. 

If a thief uses your cards before you report 
them missing, the most you will owe for 
unauthorized charges on each card is $50. 
This is true even if a thief is able to use your 
credit card at an ATM machine to access 
your credit card account. 

However, it is not enough simply to report 
your credit card loss. After the card loss, 
review your billing statements carefully. If 
your statements show any charges not made 
by you, send a letter to the card issuer 

describing each questionnable charge on 
your account. 

Again, tell the card issuer the date your 
card was lost or stolen and when you re- 
ported it to them. Be sure to send the letter 
to the address provided for billing errors. 
Do noi send it with a payment or to the 
address where you send your payments 
unless you are directed to do so. 

ATM CARD LOSS. If you report an ATM 
card missing before it is used without your 
permission, the EFTA says the card issuer 
cannot hold you responsible for any unau- 
thorized withdrawals. 

If unauthorized use occurs before you 
report it, the amount you can be held re- 
sponsible for depends upon how quickly you 
report the loss to the card issuer. For ex- 

ample, if you report the loss within two 
business days after you realize your card is 
missing, you will not be responsible for more 
than $50 for unauthorized use. 

However, you could lose as much as $500 
because of an unauthorized withdrawal from 
your bank account if you do not tell the card 
issuer within the two business days after 
you discover the loss. 

You risk unlimited loss if, within 60 days 
after your bank statement is mailed to you, 
you do not report an unauthorized transfer 
or withdrawal. That means you could lose 
all the money in your bank account and the 
unused portion of your maximum line of 
credit established for overdrafts. 

If any unauthorized transactions appear 
on your bank statement, report them to the 
card issuer as soon as you can. As with a 
credit card, once you have reported the loss 
of your ATM card you can- 
not be held liable for addi- 
tional amounts, even if more 
unauthorized transactions are 
;, made. 


The best protections against 
card fraud, of course, are to 
know where your cards are 
at all times and to keep them 
secure. For ATM card pro- 
tection, it is important to keep 
your Personal Identification Number a se- 
cret. Memorize this number. Statistics show 
that in one-third of ATM card frauds, card- 
holders wrote their PINS on their ATM cards 
or slips of paper they kept with their cards. 
The following suggestions may help you 
protect your credit and ATM card accounts. 
For credit cards: 

• Never give your account number to 
persons who contact you by phone 
unless you make the call; 

• Never put your account number on the 
outside of an envelope or on a postcard; 

• Draw a line through blank spaces on 
charge slips above the total so the amount 
cannot be changed; 

• Do not sign a blank charge slip unless 
absolutely necessary: 

• Rip up carbons from the charge slip and 
save your receipts to check against your 
monthly billing statements: 

Continued on Page 38 

MARCH 1988 


CL8G Report 

Miller amendment 
on child exploitation 

Representative George Miller (D- 
Calif. ) recently proposed an amend- 
ment which was passed by the House 
enabling the State Department to take 
the first step in ending the brutal ex- 
ploitation of children in the world's 
labor force. Similar legislation is soon 
expected to be introduced in the Senate. 

According to Miller, an estimated 88 
million children — and perhaps as many 
as 200 million — between the ages of 1 1 
and 15 are part of the world's labor 
force. They work for virtually no pay, 
work longer hours than allowed for 
adults and often work in dismal, dan- 
gerous conditions. 

"This amendment (approved by the 
House) is part of my continuing effort 
to ban the importation into our country 
of products produced in violation of 
child labor rights," Miller said. 

Miller's amendment would help high- 
light those countries that fail to respect 
even minimal international standards 
for the protection of children in the 
workplace. "We should not be forced 
to rely on hearsay evidence or press 
reports for our information . . . We 
must have a government mechanism for 
a regular analysis of child exploitation," 
Miller stated. 

These were the membership contributions 
to CLIC in 1987 at council conventions and 

Congressman George W. Crocket! of the 
13th District of Michigan receives a check 
in support of his 1988 campaign from 
CLIC supporters in Detroit and Southeast 
Michigan. Presenting it to him are Ronald 
Krochmalny and Leon Kinchloe. 

Securities manager 
hits corporate ethics 

Far too many corporate bosses are 
"not only unethical but immoral" in 
today's financial world, Asher Edel- 
man, managing general partner of Plaza 
Securities Co., told a recent gathering 
of the World Economic Forum in Swit- 

He was roundly booed by an audience 
of international business leaders, but he 
stuck to his point. He said that corporate 
greed and ineptitude "threaten to turn 
America into a banana republic." 

Later, he said, "I really am not the 
enemy, but we have a problem, endemic 
to business, and if it is not cured, it will 
signal the end of corporate democracy 
as we know it today." 

Washington State Council 

Minnesota State Council Conv. 
Indiana State Council Conv. 
New Jersey State Council 

Illinois State Council Conv. 
Pennsylvania State Council 

Seattle Seminar 
Missouri State Council Conv. 
Oregon State Council Conv. 
Connecticut State Council 

Maryland & Delaware State 

Council Conv. 
Massachusetts State Council 

Wisconsin State Council Conv. 
Florida State Council Conv. 
Michigan State Council Conv. 
Georgia State Council Conv. 
Kansas State Council Conv. 
Tennessee State Council Conv. 
Building & Construction 

Trades Conf. 
New York State Council Conv. 
Louisiana State Council Conv. 
Midwestern Industrial 

Council Conv. 
French Lick Seminar 
Alabama State Council Conv. 
Western Council/Willamette 

■Vly Area Conv. 
Michigan Council of 

Industrial Wrkrs Conv. 
Mississippi State Council 


$ 8,602.46 





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Local UBC political action committees, CLIC, are working 
on registering unregistered members. New voters will get "I'm 
union and I vote" bumper stickers and a personal letter from 
the Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee. 

When your local or district council reaches 75% registered 
members, you can join the Registered for Action Club. 

Every day the news carries more stories on the coming 
presidential and congressional elections. Let's be ready to turn 
out more UBC votes than ever before. 

Yes, I want to help! 

Here is my contribution to the Carpenters Legislative 

Improvement Committee. I know my participation 


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mcmbersliip 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 

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lOCRi union nEuis 

Local 532 facelift 

Members of Local 532. Elmira. N.Y.. have 
completed the work on iheir union hall. 
Members gave the hall a $20,000 face lift 
as they did major renovations. The photo- 
graphs at right are before (at bottom) and 
after (at top) the renovations. Below, are 
Don Hostrander. apprentice, and Jona- 
than S. Olin. journeyman, making their 
conlribiilion to the hall. 

All-union job^ yes! 


International representatives 
honored by Nova Scotia Local 

31 ^ Ml III II 


- Ml Hi - - 

Local 1588. Cape Breton Island, Sydney. N.S.. hosted an 
appreciation night for International Representatives. John Car- 
nithers. James Tobin and Allan Rodgers. They were honored for 
their contribution over the past years in the areas of jurisdiction, 
negotiations and organizing. The members of Local 1588 felt that 
these representatives spirit of cooperation was second to none. A 
social and presentations followed the meeting. 

Attending the meeting were, front. Representatives Allan Rodg- 
ers. Jim Tobin. Local 1588 President Robert LeBlanc and Ninth 
District General Executive Board Member John Carruthers. 

Back row. Morrell Hiitt. trustee: Harold MacLean, vice presi- 
dent: Dan Magee. financial secretary: Lawrence Shehib, business 
manager: and Francis Venedam, trustee. 

Michael Draper succeeds Bledsoe 

Michael Draper, Western Council staff representative and ne- 
gotiator, assumed the Council's top leadership post on January I 
following the retirement of James S. Bledsoe. 

Draper was named to succeed Bledsoe as the executive secretary 
of the Western Council by unanimous approval of the council's 
executive committee, and will serve out Bledsoe's unexpired term 
of office. 

Draper's introduction to organized labor began when he started 
work at Collins Pin Co. of Chester, Calif., in October, 1965, and 
became a member of Local 3074. A year later he was a shop 
steward and, soon after, recording secretary of the Local. In 1969 
he was hired as a full time representative. 

The South Florida public learns that the 
South Point Project is an all-union job. 
thanks to a sign prominently displayed be- 
side the high-rise development. Union pen- 
sion funds and union manpower from the 
Carpenters District Council of Miami and 
two other craft organizations made the 
structure possible. 

Two-State effort to halt open 
shoppers in Illinois, Wisconsin 

The Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin District Council re- 
cently established W.l.C.O.P. (Wisconsin Illinois Coordinated 
Organizing Program) Committee to check the influx of open-shop 
contractors in Wisconsin and Illinois. 

"We as a committee have taken the position that this campaign 
for organizing is a long term commitment and whatever it takes 
in dollars and bodies to make the program successful, we are 
prepared to see it through," said Gregory Shaw, secretary- 
treasurer/business manager for the Milwaukee and Southeast 
Wisconsin District Council, in a recent letter. 

Members of the committee include, front, Philip Cohrs, busi- 
ness manager of the Wisconsin River Valley District Council: 
Shaw, and James J. Hirsch. director of research and education 
of the Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin District Council: 
Marshal Kuhnly, organizer for W.C.O.P. and Knute Larson, 
secretary-treasurer/business manager of the Southwest Wiscon- 
sin District Council. 

Back row, William Buckler, business representative and Doug 
Banes, secretary-treasurerlbusiness manager. Northwest Illinois 
District Council: Jerry Jahnke and Ronald Stadler, general rep- 
resentatives: Ronald Kopp. secretary-treasurer/business man- 
ager. Fox River Valley District Council of Wisconsin. 

MARCH 1988 


FItchburg carpenters sponsor 
three units in special parade 

Retirees, apprentices and journeymen of Local 48, FItchburg. 
Mass.. all contributed work for the hometown parade honoring 
the bicentennial of the Constitution. The local co-sponsored a 100- 
member Oakmont school marching band, entered a float and 
donated a gazebo valued at $2000. The parade's theme was "We 
the People" to which the local added, "In order to form a more 
perfect union. . . ," They carried three messages: apprentices in 
training, active members helping to build America and retired 
pensioned members enjoying the fruits of their labor. 

Members and families worked diligenity lo lapiivaie the crowds 
along the rainy parade route as they rode on their float. 

Local 48 co-sponsored with the central labor council the 100- 
member Oakmont school marching band in the parade. 

WTD Industries signs with LPIW 
after five-year campaign 

WTD Industries Inc., an openly non-union company since its 
formation in 1983, began 1988 recognizing LPIW Local 2767 as 
bargaining representative for employees at its wholly-owned sub- 
sidiary, Morton Forest Products Inc., in Morton. Wash. 

This occurrence marks the first instance in which WTD and its 
owner. Bruce L. Engel. have conceded to union representation. 

When the plant was bought from Champion International, it 
was closed and 175 hourly employees, members of Local 2767, 
were laid off. As the plant prepared for reopening, WTD set an 
arbitrary quota on the number of ex-Champion employees it would 
hire. Less than 50% were to be hired back, allegedly in an attempt 
to avoid union representation. 

As WTD began hiring, it cut wages and fringe benefits which 
had been in effect as established in the contract between Local 
2767 and Champion, eliminating the pension plan, changing to 
inferior health-and- welfare coverage, reducing vacation accrual 
rates, eliminating funeral leave and reducing the annual number 
of paid holidays. 

Unfair labor practice charges were filed by Local 2767 in August, 
and an investigation followed. Prior to the December hearing 
scheduled, an agreement was signed by the 
company. The company has agreed to rehire 
40 former Champion employees. While bar- 
gaining with the Western Council's Portland 
offices, the company placed in effect the 
wages, hours and working conditions which 
were in effect under the contract between 
Champion and the union. 

Hawaii members 
build super resort 

Members of Local 745 recently completed 
work on one of the major tourist resorts in 
the Pacific area. More than 250 carpenters 
worked on the new Kauai Westin (formerly 
the Kauai Surf Hotel). 

The new facility has a convention center 
which will accommodate 2,000 people, a 
swimming pool which is reputed ^to be the 
largest in the world, covering two acres and 
it has a 25-acre pond with an 80-foot spout 
at its center fountain. 

Retired members displayed their theme. "Enjoying the fruits of 
their labor," as they rode through the parade. 

Local 437 upgrades journeymen 

l^p : on 

Local 437, Portsmouth. Ohio, recently held a journeyman 
upgrading class in cabinelmaking. In attendance were, front, 
Business Representative Norvel Davis. Instructor Robert Taylor, 
Carl Tolbert. Gene Johnson, Jeff Geary and Third District 
Board Member Thomas Hanahan. 

Second Row, Mike Slack, Jim Hughes. Charles Williams and 
President Patrick Day. 

Martinez Local 2046 hosts picnic for families 

How's this for a nice wintertime memory^ Last August 15. Local 2046, Martinez, 
Calif., hosted a "Pre" Labor Day picnic at Marine World Africa U.S.A.. Vatlejo, Calif. 
Steak with all the trimmings to 3539 members. Members then watched Marine World 
Africa's killer whale perform. 



iippREnTicESHip & TRnimnc 

39th Southern States Apprenticeship Conference held in Norfolk 

The Omni International Hotel in Norfolk, 
Va., was the setting for the 39th Annual 
Southern States Apprenticeship Conference. 
One of the principle purposes for holding 
this conference each year is to honor ap- 
prentices from the 13-state area who have 
been judged to be outstanding in their craft. 

There is substantial evidence that, when 
these outstanding apprentices become jour- 
neymen, they continue to be prominent as 
fine craftsmen in the construction industry. 
Evidence also shows that these same men 
are most often the ones chosen to become 
the foremen and superintendents for con- 
struction companies. 

As conference speakers reminded, the 
union apprentice training program aims for 
fewer strikes and work stoppages, believing 
that a well trained, satisfied and friendly 
work force ij more likely to have a higher 
level of quality work and more productivity. 

On November 9, the outstanding appren- 
tices from Alabama were invited to the state 
capitol in Montgomery to attend a luncheon 
with Governor Guy Hunt and then to be 
honored and commended by the governor 
on their achievements. 

Olson, Apprentice 
of Year, North Cal 

David Olson of Local 316, San Jose, Calif., 
was recently named Apprentice of the Year 
for Northern California in 1987. Olson is a 
drywall installer for the J.R. Downing Co. 
He received his apprenticeship training in 
the Santa Clara area. 

The outstanding carpenter and millwright apprentices with new General President 
Sigurd Lucassen are. from left. Greg Ragsdale. David Arbuckle. Bruce Manzer. Willis 
Rollins, Greg Hartley, Eric Wolf, Lucassen, Robin Rea, Alabama commissioner of labor. 
Steven Moore, Dwayne Nunez. Kenneth Powell, Mark Young. James Bundick. Duane 
Wentzel and Conrad Varnum. 

Pictured at the Slate Capitol are Bill Griffin, business agent: Greg Hartley, carpenter; 
Mark Young, carpenter: Governor Hunt: Greg Ragsdale. millwright: Ken Wyatt. carpen- 
ter business agent: Kenneth Powell, carpenter: and Calvin Harrison, apprentice training 

Milwaukee honors 15 new journeymen 

NY state awards 

The Milwaukee Area Carpenters and Cabinetmakers Joint Apprenticeship and Training 
Committee held its Uth biennial apprenticeship completion ceremony at the Pfister Hotel 
in Milwaukee on November 7 to honor the 1986-87 graduates. The 15 graduates included 
11 carpenters, one cabinet maker, one floor coverer and two lathers. 

Pictured above are, front. John Brukbacher, apprentice coordinator: Robert Frenan- 
dez, Scott Gregory, Nathan Janz, Robert Bourdo. Jay Paniagua. Gregory Shaw, secre- 
tary-treasurerlbusiness manager, Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin District Council 
and Daniel Burgos. 

Back row, Larry Calvi, Jeffery Burg, Steve Ott, Jeffery Cornelius, Curtis Malone, 
Christopher Schultz and Josef Hernitz. Not pictured are Douglas Schaiib and Michael 

For the second year the New York State 
Apprenticeship and Training Council made 
awards to programs registered more than 
10 years, supplying quality training, with 
good affirmative action results and note- 
worthy community work projects. Eight 
programs were recognized as such. Three 
carpenters' programs dominated the 
awards. Shown holding their awards are 
William A. Sopke. Local 964, Rockland 
County & Vicinity: Christine D. Hum- 
phrey. Local 85. Rochester: and Richard 
Smith, Local 66. Olean. 

MARCH 1988 


Three carpenter apprentices graduated from Southern Indiana. 
Shown here are Broadhurst. Scheller, Andy Paul, Milie Mattingly, 
Steve Epiy, Gary Kinnaman, coordinator, and in the back Donald 
Walker, business manager. 

Southern Indiana, 
Kentucky grads 

Graduates from the new Southern Indiana 
District Council and the Kentucky State 
District Council recently enjoyed their cel- 
ebration together. Kentucky State Business 
Manager Steve Barger was guest speaker at 
the ceremony. Class instructors attending 
the ceremonies were Bill Broadhurst, Tom 
Scheller and Larry Blair. 

The Southern Indiana training center is 
one of four in the state. Kentucky trains at 
one statewide center. 

Southern Indiana graduated six millwright apprentices. Pictured 
with the apprentices, front, are Local 1080 President Steve Rich- 
ards, Business Representative Lanny Rideout. Blair, Neil Riggs 
and Jeff Townsend. Back row, David Taylor, Billy Moss and Clem 
Warren. Not pictured is William Beachamp. 

One apprentice graduated from the Ken- 
tucky District. He is Ronald Vaughn, 
shown with Business Representative Dickie 
Johnson and Barger. 

Delaware grads 

Five apprentices of Local 626, New Cas- 
tle, Del., recently received their journey- 
men certificates. They were, from left, Al- 
len Hitchens Jr., John Graybeal, Michael 
Peters, Ronald Fields Jr. and Joseph 
Powalski in. 

Ground Broken 

Continued from Page 14 

Dr. Mintz said, "Our primary goal is 
to conduct quality research in both 
basic and clinical science in order to 
improve the care available to patients 
with diabetes. A second related goal is 
to employ new technologies in basic 
science to study and design clinical 
strategies to improve the quality of life 
for diabetics." 

He added, "Because the new facility 
will house basic researchers and clinical 
scientists under a single roof, it will 
facilitate their exchange of insights, 
outlooks and ideas. The greater oppor- 
tunity for dialogue among scientists 
who have chosen different paths for 
investigating diabetes will advance their 
common objectives of understanding, 
preventing and curing the disease." 

By spanning the gap between the 
laboratory and the clinic, the Diabetes 
Research Institute hopes to remain on 
the cutting edge of medical science. 

Meanwhile, fund raising for "Blue- 
print for Cure" continues. 

Carpenters, along with other Building 
Trades unions, are still contributing to 
the Blueprint for Cure campaign, initi- 

ated to help find a cure for diabetes. 

Diabetes is serious business. It is 
ranked fifth on this country's list of 
killer diseases, and it comes in second 
as a cause of new blindness. Other 
complications associated with the dis- 
ease include heart attack, stroke, kid- 
ney disease and gangrene. 

The good news is that when it is 
diagnosed early and preventive man- 
agement can be undertaken without 
delay, the progress of the disease can 
often be delayed or even stopped. 

The bad news is that the authorities 
estimate that over a million and a half 
Americans have diabetes and do not 
know it. Millions more are at risk due 
to the genetic predisposition. The best 
way to find out if you have the disease 
is to have a physical exam every year. 
However, answering the following 
questions can help you determine 
whether you should request that your 
doctor check specifically for diabetes: 

• Do you feel particularly tired? 

• Have you been especially thirsty 

• Are you troubled by frequent uri- 

• Have you noticed cramps, tingling 
or numbness in fingers and toes? 

• Any changes in your vision? 

• Are cuts and bruises taking long 
to heal? 

• Are you eating more but gaining 

• If you are a woman, has your 
genital area been unusually itchy? 

While such symptoms may stem from 
other causes, you'd be wise to report 
them to your physician immediately, 
especially if they occur in combination. 
Also, the tendency toward diabetes is 
inherited. Persons with a family history 
of the disease are about five times more 
likely to get it than others. 

Another key factor in the develop- 
ment of diabetes is weight. More than 
80% of newly discovered diabetics are 
overweight. Keeping weight down makes 
good health sense any time, but it is 
especially important if there are other 
diabetes risk factors. 

Recent Blueprint for Cure contribu- 
tions include the following: 

Local 248, Toledo, Ohio; Local 1026, 
Miami, Fla.; Local 1889, Downer's 
Grove, 111.; The Miami Valley, Ohio, 
District Council; St. Louis, Mo., Dis- 
trict Council; Lerline L. Haasl, and 
Robert L. Konyha. 




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


Members of Local 357. Draffenville. Ky., constructed the award-winning float, above, 
which appeared on the streets of Paducah, Ky., last Labor Day is the only official Labor 
Day Parade in the stale of Kentucky. Shown with the float are Charles Hammonds, 
conductor; Gene Gordon: Eddie Osbiirn; Don Mitchell; Dale Williams, flnancial secre- 
tary and business representative; Jerry Brown; and Charles Lovelace, president, and 
members of their families. The parade was held in Paducah, Ky. 


Membeis of Local 770 Yakima, Wash., volunteeied their time on a project foi the 
Yakima Lions Club Tho gazebo type roofs wete budt foi use by the city for various 
outdoor functions. Workers on the project included, on the roof, Robin Gangle, Tony 
Hernandez, John Jordan, Richard Thomas, John Rocha, Erik Hansen, Dan Lamb, Mike 
Bennett and Don Brown. Standing are Business Manager William Smith, Doug Pala- 
chuck, Royce Baker, Ralph Mizell, Joan Davis, Mark Palmer, P.M. Palmer and Lions 
Club President Mike Pain. 


In cooperation with the Jaycees of Greater 
Little Rock. Jim Osburn of Local 690, Little 
Rock, Ark., is assisting those in need of 
wheelchair ramps. Osburn will assist the 

Jaycees in their project by measuring and 
designing the ramps and listing the materials 
needed. Requests for ramps come through 
the Visiting Nurse Association of Arkansas, 
a United Way agency. With funding made 
available through the city, the clients should 
not have to wait so long for a ramp. 



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Labor News 

center opens at 
AFL-CIO headquarters 

The AFL-CIO has launched its Tele- 
communications Center with an open 
house to show off the new television 
studio, control centers and state-of-the- ,^ 
art audio, video and telecommunications 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland told 
the gathering that the new facihties will 
help the federation "catch up and keep 
pace with modem communications tech- 

The facilities, which were installed 
under the direction of the AFL-CIO's 
Labor Institute of Public Affairs, include 
a television studio, with six-camera ca- 
pability and space for as many as four 
different sets. 

The center also contains sophisticated 
video and audio control rooms and equip- 
ment, satellite transmitting and receiving 
equipment, and The Quantel Paintbox. 

With the Paintbox, electronic images 
can be created, stored and manipulated 
to create video programs without original 
recordings. Print or video images from 
any source — even photographs and 
newspaper headhnes — can be fed into 
the Paintbox, changed in a dozen ways 
and stored at each stage. 

The new center can accommodate vi- 
deoconferences, press conferences, panel 
discussions, talk shows and dramatic 
performances. The first videoconference 
scheduled to use the center will link trade 
unionists and labor educators in 40 cities 
in a discussion of internal organizing on 
February 29-March 1 . 

Tidewater Council 
wins back pay 
for woodcrafter 

A woodcrafter in the carpentry shop 
of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Ports- 
mouth, Va., won two days of back pay 
after being sent home by a supervisor 
who claimed he was unable to find suit- 
able alternative work. 

The employee suffered from dust al- 
lergies and was advised by a personal 
physician to either get work in a dust- 
free environment or try using a respira- 

Instead of trying to work with the 
employee to reduce or eliminate expo- 
sure to dust, a supervisor ordered her to 
go on leave. The order was given despite 
the recommendations of another super- 
visor that the grievant could work in a 
carpentry assignment that would have 
eliminated the dust hazards. 

The employee was assigned to dust- 

free situations off and on during a period 
of nearly two months. During that time, 
a confrontation developed after the griev- 
ant showed up for work one morning 
without having been called to report. She 
was ordered to leave even though she 
tried to explain to the supervisor that an 
EEO counsellor and the union had ad- 
vised her to report for work. 

The following day, a similar confron- 
tation arose and the employee was es- 
corted off government property by a 
poHce officer. Later that same day, the 
supervisor did call the grievant and di- 
rected her to come to work, contending 
that he had just found out that she could 
work in dust with the aid of a respirator. 
The grievant, however, said she could 
not report until she arranged to have 
someone take care of her children. 

During the arbitration hearing, the union 
argued that the on-again, off-again sched- 
uling represented a "constructive sus- 
pension" of the employee without any 
reason in an effort to keep the employee 
from exercising her appeal rights. — From 
the Metaletter of the AFL-CIO Metal 
Trades Department 

Ferguson Wal-Mart 
to have AFL-CIO 
'bug,' says contractor 

In a dramatic turnabout, the general 
contractor for Wal-Mart has pledged to 
build a new super store in Ferguson, Mo. 
with AFL-CIO sub-contractors, accord- 
ing to The St. Louis Labor Tribune. 

Wal-Mart has long been a thorn in the 
side of AFL-CIO unions because the 
company has traditionally used non-union 
or, in some instances. Congress of In- 
dependent Union contractors. The CIU 
is not recognized as a legitimate union 
by the AFL-CIO. 

Many Wal-Marts are on the "We Do 
Not Patronize" list because they were 
constructed non-union. 

Now, Wal-Mart's general contractor, 
the S. M. Wilson Co., has made a com- 
mitment to build a new "Hypermart" 
store in Ferguson with AFL-CIO work- 

While labor welcomes Wal-Mart's 
change of heart in the case of the Fer- 
guson store, we are told that none of the 
firm's employees (clerks, stockroom 
workers, etc.) are members of a union. 

East Coast Council 
schedules convention 
this month 

The East Coast District Metal Trades 
Council will hold its convention at the 
Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, 
D.C., March 20 through the 25. 

Making a difference in the upcoming 
national elections is high on the agenda 
of the council, according to Christopher 
Hill, secretary-treasurer. 

"We want to make this our most im- 
portant convention in the history of our 

organization. It is imperative that there 
is a show of unity to let those who would 
take us lightly know that we are not 
asleep and will be heard," the convention 
call declared. 

City child care 
program seen as 
productivity aid 

If further evidence that child care is 
emerging as a frontline workplace con- 
cern is needed, look no further than the 
experience at the City of Los Angeles 
Department of Water and Power where, 
despite a male-female workforce ratio of 
nine-to-two. a child care pilot program 
has been developed in an effort to restore 
lost productivity. The DWP workforce 
is a heavily skill-based one that numbers 
11.000—9,000 men and 2.000 women— 
and child care there is a 'people problem" 
that affects all employees, says the de- 
partment's Director of Human Re- 
sources. Beverly King. 

In 1985. the department agreed with 
its bargaining units — Electrical Workers 
Local 18, Service Employees Local 347, 
and the Engineers and Architects Asso- 
ciation — to look into some of the con- 
cerns employees and members had been 
voicing regarding child care. The de- 
partment contracted with a Pasadena- 
based child care planning and manage- 
ment consultant, Summa Associates, to 
help develop the right combination of 
components to meet the needs of their 

Guided by the results of a November 
1985 survey, which among other findings 
showed that child care problems the year 
before had caused 7,318 missed work 
days at a cost of $1 million, the depart- 
ment began to phase in elements of a 
$200,000 pilot program that is expected 
to save up to $1 million in lost produc- 
tivity. That loss does not include training 
new employees to replace those who 
would have left without child care, the 
recruitment advantage that is gained in 
a tight labor market, or the improvement 
in overall employee morale. King says. 

Foreign printers 
picking up U.S. 
printing jobs 

Foreign printers have stepped up their 
invasion of the U. S. market. The U. S. 
Manufacturing Clause expired in 1986 
and with it went many American printing 
jobs. The Chinese are printing the Gideon 
Bible, resulting in the layoff of American 
workers, and even "The Treasures of 
the Library of Congress" was printed 
and bound in Japan. Other foreign print- 
ers are acquiring U.S. companies while 
others are planning to build stateside 
facilities to hurry the process of under- 
cutting union shops. 




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

Hatch Shell brings 
three together 

The only three living members who worked 
on the interior of the famous Hatch Shell in 
Boston in 1940 were recently together. They 
are Arthur (Stan) Flight, Local 218, Boston, 
Mass., who now resides in New Port Ritchie, 
Fla.; Elmer Nelson, Local 275, Newton, 
Mass., who resides in Winchester, Mass.; 
and Oscar T. Nelson, Local 275, resides in 
Saugus, Mass. 

The Hatch, finished in solid teak wood, 
hosted the Boston Pops for the 1987 4th of 
July festivities. Johnny Cash was the guest 
star. It has been the center for many cultural 
activities in the Boston area. 

Illinois retiree's 
home serves area 

Each year, soon after Thanksgiving, Otto 
Reuther, a retired member of Local 347, 
Mattoon, 111., turns his home into a sorting 
center for goods which are donated each 
December by the Effingham County human 
services organization. 

Christmas gifts for the underprivileged 
drift through his basement beginning at 
Thanksgiving and are picked up in December 
by volunteers in empty pickups waiting to 
carry the boxes and crates to the local 
armory. By that time Reuther will have 
packed each one with food. 

Reuther volunteered his home because he 
was looking for an activity to occupy his 
time. Boxing and marking the soups, vege- 
tables, pie fiUings and cereals, an almost 
daily activity aren't work, though, in the 
eyes of the volunteer. "It's something to do 
with my time," he says. "You sort it out a 
Uttle bit at a time each day." 

"Otto Reuther is one of our special mem- 
bers who always asks what he can do to 
help," said Larry D. Butler, financial sec- 
retary-business representative of Local 347. 
"Believe me, we need a lot more members 
like this." 

The Hatch Shell of Boston, Mass. 

The only three living members recently 
met. They are Flight. Nelson and Nelson. 

New Castle honors 
recent retirees 

Local 626, New Castle, Del., recently 
honored its members who have retired since 
October 1986. They include Herbert Hall, 
Frank Daniels, WiUiam Kraft, Norman Laws, 
Rudolph Benevento, William Dempsey, 
Thomas Minakowski, Raymond Connell, 
James Martin, Howard Mallalieu, Jay Grubb, 
Robert Martin, Joseph Graney, Eugene 
Howell, Charles Ober, James WiUiam Healey, 
Werner Sumpf, Robert Walker, Francis Kerr, 
George W. Garber, John Manning, Howard 
Miller, Thomas Chas, Albert Clayton. Wil- 
liam Russell, William Tucker, C. Stewart 
Demond, Leonard Baker, Joseph Smith, 
Theodore Dunfee, Floyd Hardy, Thomas 
Thomas, John Rickards and Charles Tweedy. 

Four of the retired members of Local 626 
who were honored were William Dempsey. 
Robert Walker, George W. Garber and 
John Manning. 

Retiree honored 

Charles Bradley, business representative 
for the Southern Indiana District Council, 
left above, was recently honored with a 
luncheon upon his retirement. He was pre- 
sented with a plaque by Donald G. 
Walker, business manager, for his many 
years of service. 

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Two insomniacs were discussing 
their problem. 

"I've lost 10 pounds in tlie last 
two weeks from lack of sleep," one 
victim said. "I don't know wtnat to 

"I do," the other said. "I just take 
a martini every hour after dinner." 

"Terrific. And it works?" 

"No, but it keeps me happy while 
I'm awake." 

— Stuart A. Norhs 


Two women were boarding the 
airliner. One of them turned to the 
pilot and said, "Now please don't 
travel faster than sound; we want 
to talk." 



Matron: What a wonderful thing 
is youth! 

G.B. Shaw: Yes, and what a pity 
to waste it on children. 


A secretary in Los Angeles an- 
swered the telephone and said, 
"Sure is!" and hung up. A moment 
later the phone rang again. Again 
she answered it and exclaimed, 
"Sure is!" and hung up. 

The boss was puzzled. "What's 
that all about?" he asked. 

"Strangest thing," the secretary 
said. "Some fool person on that 
phone called up just to say, "Long 
distance from New York!" So I said, 
'Sure is!' and hung up." 

Nancy's Nonsense! 



Four carpenters, who all played 
the tuba, formed a musical group 
and were called "The Tuba-Fours." 

—Alta Gilman 
Cardiff, Calif. 

U are the U in UNION 


A 90-year-old woman entering a 
rest home was introduced to a 90- 
year-old man. She said, "You look 
just like my third husband." 

"How many times have you been 
married?" he asked. 


Nancy's Nonsense 


When something is all over the 
news, it's usually all over for some- 



There was a young man of 

Who daily got shorter and shorter. 

The reason he said 

Was the hod on his head. 
Which was filled with the heaviest 


— Lewis Carroll 


A father was having a heart-to- 
heart talk with his ecology-minded 
son when the youngster said: "I 
can't stand all this trash, dirt and 
pollution." The father replied: "Okay, 
son. Let's get out of your room and 
talk somewhere else." 

— Marttia Jones 


Mother: Jeffery, what happened to 
the canary? It's disappeared! 
Jeffery: That's funny. Ma. It was 
there just now when I tried to clean 
it with the vacuum cleaner. 



Apprentice: "Did all the animals 
go into Noah's ark in pairs?" 

Carpenter: "With the exception 
of the worms. They went in apples." 



• a bachelor is a man who has 
taken advantage of the fact that 
marriage is not compulsory. 

• you're an oldtimer if you remem- 
ber when pickets were just part 
of a wooden fence. 

• there is a lot more begging done 
on expensive letterheads than 
with tin cups. 



A young woman was explaining 
to a friend why she had decided to 
marry one man rather than another. 

"When I was with John," she said, 
"I thought he was the cleverest 
person in the whole world." 

"Then why didn't you marry him?" 
the puzzled friend asked. 

"Because when I'm with Sam, I 
think I'm the cleverest person in the 
whole world." 

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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. 

Picture No. 1 


Fargo, N.D. 
Picture No. 2 

Fargo, N.D. 
Picture No. 3 

Fargo, N.D. 
Picture No. 4 

Fargo, N.D. 
Picture No. 5 


Local 1065 honored a tew of its members 
with service pins for their dedication to the 

Shown in Picture No. 1 are Paul Slaughter, 
42 years; Alex Agalzoff, 40 years; and Orval 
Haman, 35 years. 

Picture No. 2: shows Bill Wilson, a 25-year 
nnember, and Dale Atkins, a 30-year member. 


At a recent monthly meeting. Local 1176 
awarded members with longstanding service to 
the Brotherhood with service pins. Pins were 
presented by Raymond E. Such, business 
representative, and Beryl T. Lonski, president. 
Picture No. 1: Hosea 
Rose, 45-year member. 
Knut Berg was not 

Picture No. 2: 40-year 
members honored were 
Wilfred Hemm, Richard 
Adams, Paul Vincent, 
Wilbur Hemm, Edwin 
Amundson, Clark 
Christianson, Orin Natvig, 
Robert Carson and 
Pearley Crawford. Not 
availatile for picture were 
H/laurice Russell and Theodore Whaley. 

Picture No. 3: 35-year members were David 
Brown, Nicholas Shobak, Kermit Teigen, Hans 
Anderson, Clarence Herbranson, Clarence 
Rosdahl, Walter Fredrick and Talbert Odegard. 

Not available for picture were Orville 
Hawkins, Don Miller, Harland Swatfager and 
David Tastad. 

Picture No. 4: Members recognized for 30 
years of membership were Gordon McDougall, 
Robert Skaar, Erwin Zitzow, Bernard 
Januscheitis, Walter Remmick, John Gnadt, 
Rudolph Olson, Orville Shannon and Clayton 

Not available for picture were Lloyd 
Gilbertson, John Halberg, John Loeffen, Lincoln 
Schlieve and Ernest Stangel. 

Picture No. 5: Members receiving 25-year 
pins were Denver Sayler, Cecil Zarling, Baldwin 
Landsem, Robert Langager, Robert Swenson, 
Daniel Zieske, Leon Reisinger, Clayton 
Christianson, Harvey Thorstenson, Clarence 
Hanson, Arthur Lund, Harold Quick and Ernest 


Members of Local 
1159 were presented 
with membership pins 
by President Joe Hall. 

Picture No. 1: 45- 
year members 
honored were George 
Sheets, Charles Kuhl, 
William Stone, Hall 
and Harold Poff. 

Picture No. 2: Opie 
C. Cobb, 35-year 
Picture No. 3: Alva Luckeydoo, Ray Fridley, 
Hall, Ernest Dowell, Chester Roush and 
Lawrence Parson were honored for 30 years. 

Salem, Ore. — Picture No. 2 

Salem, Ore.— Picture No. 1 

Point Pleasant, W.Va. — Picture No. 1 

Point Pleasant, W.V.— Picture No. 3 




Local 85 awarded service pins during a 
general membership meeting. Seventy-year 
member Charles Dangler was honored although 
he could not attend. The following were also 
honored but not pictured, 65-year members 
James V. Paratore and Joseph Rivaldo; Elmer 
Corbit Harry Henry, Carl Kehrig and Alexander 
Yates, 60-year members; and Garland Crandall 
and Robert Kelly, 55-year members. 

Picture No. 1: Lester Schurr and Harry 
Rogers, 50 years, receive pins from General 
Agent Ronald Pittengill. Those not attending 
were Daniel Cooper, John Dwyer, Fred Florack, 
Eric Johnson, Herman Kujawski, Albert Lindner, 
Earl Luehm, Neil MacEachen, Garret Stam and 
Joseph Vallone. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members honored 
were James Barone, Anthony Mazza, Alexander 
Wilk, Donald Schurr and John D'Amico. 

Those not attending but honored were James 
Apgar, Joseph Bellanco, Frank Bevacqua, F.J. 
Blandford, Joseph Danna, James DeMetro, 
Francis Hall, Cecil Hull, Roy Hutchinson, Fred 
Kuntz, Joseph Kusovich, Harold Lippincott, 
Raymond MacBride, Joseph Marasco, R.J. 
Mclnerney, Arthur McNeil, Fletcher McTaggart, 
Angelo Montalbano, Anthony Moscato, Frank 
Munt, Wilfred Newell, Morris Olschewske, John 
Perry, Leopold Reinschmidt, Victor Smith, 
Frank Spampinato, Oliver Stymus, Curtis 
VanDuzer, Charles Wells and Arthur Wiler. 

Picture No. 3: Members receiving 40-year 
service pins included, front, George Booth, 
Alfred Sleep, Frank DeCarlo, Samuel Domenica, 
James Manfredi, William Guthiel, Robert 
Englert and George Hurst. 

Back row, Paul Ange, James Lombardo, Clair 
Goodman, Bernard Kipphut, Francis Carrick, 
Hilary Glaza, John MacAnn, John Koopmans, 
William Fleisher, Robert Lucas, Theodore 
Jeffries, Harvey Schwieger, Harold Schultz and 
Hayden Humphrey. 

Those not in attendance were, Henry Balch, 
Larry Bella, Walter Bement, George Benge, 
Victor Blaker, Ernest Butcher, Victor Cardetia, 
William Chamberlin, Roscoe Cole, Albert Coif, 
Leonard Cordaro, Howard Crane, Eugene 
Crowley, James Crowley, Walter DeLorme, 
Donald DILorenzi, John DiNardo, Salvatore 
DiRosa, Sam DiVito, John Duryea, Michael 
Fabino, Floyd Fishell, Donald Griner, Edward 
Hawkins, Lawrence Heiden, Wilbur Herd, 
Robert Howie, Gerard Huberth, Frederick Jay, 
William Kostecke, Carl Kramer, F. 0. Kremer, 
Herman Krupcznski, Ubald Legault, Frank 
Levcik, Sebastian Lippa, Richard Lippold, 
Donald MacAnn, Gaetano Manfredi, Orrin 
Mason, John McMann, James Merchant, 
Alphonso Monacelli, Carmen Morabito, Wm. 
Albert Morris, William Morrow, Joseph 
Moscato, Charles Nasca, Peter Pilaroscia, 
Kenneth Plain, Arthur Reid, George Rendsland, 
Donald Requa, Joseph Requa, George 
Robinson, Joseph SanFilippo, William 
Saulsgiver, Charles Scorsese, Dante Seconi, 
Kendrick Shaw, Roscoe Shull, John Strapp, 
Louis Szklany, Joseph Thomas, Hookon 
Thoresen, Anthony Trippi, Joseph Vaccaro, 
Joseph Villareale, Albert Vitto, Harry Weaver, 
Einar Wennerstrom, D. L. Withington, Lewis 
Woodard, John Zimmer. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members honored 
were, front, Jesse Searles, Leon Brill, Paul 
Bailey, George Hromjak and John Wilson. 

Back row, Alfred Krzykowski, William 
Hargarther, Peter Cappadonia and Ronald G. 

Rochester, N.Y.— Picture No. 3 

Rochester, N.Y. 
Picture No. 4 

Rochester, N.Y. 
Picture No. 5 

Rochester, N.Y. 
Picture No. 6 

Pettengill, general agent financial secretary. 
Those not attending were, Kenneth Allen, 
William Apps, Eldon Ball, Elmer Ball, Sigurds 
Balodis, Harry Baran, James Beekman, 
Raymond Bennett, Frederick Bischoff, Frank 
Boehm, William Bommelje, Claude Brege, 
Elmer Brewster, Gerald Campbell, Angelo 
Cervini, Hubert Charlebois, Howard Chasey, 
Louis Cinquino, Bradfield Clark, Earl Clark, 
Alfred Colatarci, Thomas Coyle, Joseph 
Crabtree, Charles Creveling, Eugene Dries, 
William Effrige, Oscar H. Eriksen, Sr., Elliott 
Esley, John Evangelist, Paul Fallon, George 
Forest, Walter Hibbard, Charles Kemp, John 
Kessler, Glynn Kirchner, Joseph F. Knoepfler, 
Bernard Kramer, Kenneth Kuhn, William 
Lindner, Ralph Marasco, Wasyl Matichyn, 
Donald McCallum, Norman McCarrick, Everett 
McClurg, Albert Meyers, Leon Morien, Charles 
Morton, Mike Olverd, Carl Reak, Max Reese. 
Henry Schenk, John Schneider, Glenn Seifert, 
Robert Shipman, John Soltysaik, John 
Tavormina, Patrick Tavormina, Robert Tripp, 

Rochester, N.Y.— Picture No. 7 

Robert VanDorn, Seeley Washburn, John 
Wassink, Earl Wheatcraft, Francis Williams. 

Picture No. 5: Members receiving 30-year 
pins were, front, Andrew Effinger, Richard 
Bradstreet, Nicholas Foti, Philip Gelsomino, 
William Waugh and Joseph Foti. 

Back row, Franklin Parshall, Robert H. 
Cooper, John Brumsted, Joseph Condello. 
Robert Staley, Edward Kohl, Francis Rice and 

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Picture No. 6: Other 30-year members 
honored were, front, Vincent Locurcio, Robert 
Schoepfel Sr., Kenneth Jacobs, Frank Balzano, 
Anthony Giunta, Vincent Rowe and Donald 

Back row, Vlfilliam Brewer, Herbert 
VanHarken, Joseph Gaudino, Salvatore DINoto, 
George Johnson, Thomas Blood, Robert Rodig, 
Frank Fugmann and Pettengill. 

Those not attending were, Wallace Wl. 
Adams, Carmen J. Barber, Antoine Beauchamp, 
Allyn E. Bedette, Clifford Bernett, James 
Biondolillo, Vincent Bonetti, Orazio Bruno, 
Horace Buchholz, Robert Buck, Willard 
Bumgarner, David Carlson, Francis Casteel, 
Alfred Drozdz, Quentin Dunlap, Fredrick Facer, 
Kenneth Fox, Arthur France, Robert Gilmore, 
Nicola Gorbaciuk, Floyd Hall, Francis Harris, 
Edward Hocenic, Sam Jackson, Elmer 
Kellerson, Kenneth Kennedy, Lawrence Kohl, 
Stanley Kozody, Johannes Kuitems, Ralph 
LaTempa, Elton Lester, John Marasco, Avery 
McLear, Marion McMillen, Richard Metzger, 
Earl Miller, Jack Muir, Edwin Nesbit, Casimer 
Nowack, Donald O'Connor, Russell Olverd, 
David Otto, James A. Paratore, Samuel 
Passamonte, Albert Pinto, Earl Potter, Joseph 
Pukos, William Pulver, John Read, William 
Richardson, Arthur Romeo, Francis Ross, 
Henry Rudy, Raymond Ryskowski, Sam 
Salamone, Frank Santucci, Donald Schinsing, 
Ralph Sharp, Anthony Sinare, Charles Sininger, 
Carl Stock, Kenneth Swart, John Teal, Peter 
Thomas, Robert Tuttle, Lawrence Waite, 
Gordon Williams, Spencer Woodfield, Fred T. 
Wright, Wilfred Wyatt, Stanley Zerniak, Sr. 

Picture No. 7: Pettengill presented John 
Collins, retiring president with a gold watch at 
the dinner. Collins was the first and only 
president of Local 85. 


Local 1772 members with 25 to 45 years of 
continuous service were recently honored. They 
included, front, Thomas Schnetzer, 35 years 
retired, and John McCoy, 25 years. 

Second row, John Spullen, 35 years retired; 
Bennie Grate, 35 years retired; John Rugen, 35 
years; Alexander Vitols, 35 years retired; 
Edward Wasiewski, 35 years; Edward 
Moskowski, 45 years retired and Raymond 
Auer, 45 years. 

Back row, Ernest Dunekack, business 
representative, George Seniw, 35 years retired; 
Peteris Sarma, 35 years retired; Egons Cerpins, 
35 years; Vitants Grinvalds, 35 years and 
William Hydek, president. 

Denison-Sherman, Texas — Picture No. 1 

Denison-Sfierman, Texas — Picture No. 5 


Local 304 held Its pin presentation party to 
honor longstanding members of the 
Brotherhood. Approximately 60 members and 
family attended the dinner by the Ladies 
Auxilary 889. Fred Carter, international 
representative, Charles Wallace and Jerry R. 
Orley from the District Council of North Texas, 
and Herb Kratz, Millwright Local 1421 were on 
hand for the celebration. 

Picture No. 1: R.A. Thompas and Johnnie 
Burrow received 50-year pins. Not present were 
Weldon Cole, R.M. Thomas and J.I. Jackson. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members presented 
pins were M.W. Sampson, L.C. Backest, E.W. 
Sampson, W.L. Fulce, Charlie Fulenchek, 
president and H.W. Backest. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members included 
R.L. Anderson, H.A. Deaton, R. Schendier, 
Allen Mennick, Fulenchek, J.C. Payne and 
Harmon Harvey. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year pins were presented 
to Jay Schrock, Kratz, J.R. Pearson, James 
Clement, Benton Helm, H.P. Williamson, James 
R. Allen, Fulenchek and Carrol Shaw. 

Picture No. 5: David Mullenhaur and Chartie 
Fulenchek 30-year members. 

Picture No. 6: Members receiving 20-year 
pins were J.C. Moore, M.T. Keonce and Martin 

Picture No. 7: The dinner was prepared by 
Ladies Auxilary 889. Jo Nell Fulenchek and Jo 
Nell Helm are shown here working on the 

Denison-Sfierman, Texas — Picture No. 7 


Texas — 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Denison-Sherman, Texas — Picture No. 6 


Pittsburgh, Pa.— Picture No. 1 

Pittsburgh, Pa.— Picture No. 2 


Members of Local 781 with longstanding 
years of dedication to the Brotherhood were 
presented with service pins and gold watches ai 
a special meeting. 

Picture No. 1: Albert Lynch and Charles 
Baunack were presented with 60-year pins. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members were Victor 
Fasanella, Walter Teomisto, Harry Kitchen and 
William Doscher. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members presented 
pins were Theodore Przychoda, John Buttram 
Sr., Peter Debiec, Alexander Duthie, Robert 
Donald, George Housel, True Bergman and 
Atwood Norcross. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members, front, 
Robert IVIoore and William Kiefer. 
Back row, Donald Hullfish, Robert Galick, 
Richard Wood, Frances Grover, Thomas 
Lowthian, Joseph Tufano and Joseph Sodomin. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members included, 
front, Jack Grant, Michael Pinelli and Karl 

Back row, Frank Stellitano, Fred Petrone, 
Joseph Lakewitz, Sal Mangone, John Stranzak, 
Howard Diltz Jr. and James Murphy, president. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members, front, 
William Penelli, Joe Suosso and Walter Herran. 

Back row, Robert Richardson, Glad Pinelli, 
Don McNinch, George Tkacs, Larry Vankirk, 
William Wesp and Jim Mehl. 

Picture No. 7: John Harbatuk, 25-year 

Picture No. 8: Gold watches for 30 years of 
active service were presented to Jack Grant, 
Wilber MacFarland, Howard Dilts, James 
Murphy, president, Kael Bystrum, John Stanzak 
and Henry Jones, business representative. 

Princeton, N.J. — Picture No. 1 



Picture No. 3 


Local 2274 recently held a pin ceremony 
honoring its members for their years of service 
to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1: 40-year members included, 
front, Eugene Miller, J.G. Cramer, William 
Yothers, Harry Ewing, John Jamison and John 

Back row, Robert Moorman, Daniel 
Cunningham, Frank Malek, Joe Glod, Emory 
McClain and Harry McGann. 

Picture No. 2: Members presented with 35- 
year pins were, front. Homer Harkleroad and 
Ray Harkleroad. 

Back row, Theodore Zbrzenznj and Billy 

Picture No. 3: Lawrene Cirillo. Charles Ferris 
and Dennis Gilmore were presented with 25- 
year pins. 

Princeton, N.J. 
Picture No. 3 


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Picture No. 4 

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Picture No. 5 

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Picture No. 7 

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Picture No. 8 



Local 1025 held a pin presentation party to 
honor seven of its members with 35 and 25 
years of service. They were honored with a 
social hour, dinner and dance. Approximately 
245 people attended. 

Picture No. 1: Eugene Cypher, 35-year 
member. Robert Eisner and Benny Hoffman 
were unable to attend. 

Picture No. 2: 25-year members honored 
were John Cypher, Claire Kalmon and Allen 
Gnotke. Ronald Dake was unable to attend. 



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Pfioenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 1 

Local 1089 held its 1987 pin ceremony in the 
newly-owned union hall. Construction of the 
6400-square-foot building was begun with 
ground breaking on December 27, 1986, and 
completed and moved into on July 11, 1987. 

Picture No. 1: The new union hall. 

Picture No. 2: 50-year members receiving 
pins were Henry Whelpley, Jim Bailey, Rudy 
Christenson, Carl A. Anderson and Carl 

Picture No. 3: Members receiving 45-year 
pins were front, Roy Branstetter, Earl Detherow 
(accepted by wife, Edith Detherow), Joseph 
Mellecker, Joe Brown, Harvey Wilson and C.L. 

Back row, Arthur F. Carlson, Ray Price and 
Virgil Haag. 

Picture No. 4: 40-year members included 
Ray Kipp, William F. Holt, Jim Hyde, Allan 
Wright and Walt Walden. 

Picture No. 5: Members receiving 35-year 
pins were William A. Ode, Joe Perchal, Edward 
Pederson, George Cornwell, Edgar Newnam and 
Reno Menegon. 

Picture No. 6: 30-year members receiving 
honors were front, Herbert Oldsen, Sam Tharp, 
Bob Pais Sr., Don I. Williams, Joe House and 
Don Kraker. 

(There are three generations of Williams in 
the local union— Walter, Don and Terry.) 

Back row, Leroy Krieg, Demko Pychowcycz 
and Charles Wiedmaier. 

Picture No. 7: C.A. Hildebrand, 25 years. 

Pfioenix, Ariz. 

Picture No. 7 



Local 94 member, Armand Tessaglia, was 
recently honored for his 49 years of service. 
Due to illness, he was unable to attend the 
award night celebration held by the local. 
Instead he was presented his pin while still in 
the hospital by Robert E. Hayes, financial 
secretary-treasurer. Present for the presentation 
were his wife of over 50 years shown in the 
picture, and his three children. 

Warwick, R.I. 


Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No 2 

Phoenix, Ariz. — Picture No. 4 

Phoenix, Ariz. 
Picture No. 3 

Phoenix, Ariz. 
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Phoenix, Ariz. 
Picture No. 6 




Members of Local 1815 were honored for 
their longstanding service and dedication to the 
Brotherhood with service pins. 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored 
were Frank Dennison Sr., Robert Bigelow and 
Edwin Fraley. 

Picture No. 2: Members honored for 45 
years were Frank Wagner, Nels Johnson, 
Walter Reed, Charles Coghiil (deceased), Hugh 
Anderson, Hugh Squire, Henry J, Edwards and 
Robert Sutherland. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members honored 
were, front, Danny Ancheta, Benjamin 
Hockersmith, Harry Merchant, Frank Dennison 
Jr., Emery Mcl^aughton, Samuel Janes, James 

Rahm and Miguel Huerta. 

Standing are Carl Hallgren. Ian Patterson. 
Gilbert Morales, Bob Hannah, secretary/ 
treasurer, California State Council, Don Schorle. 
Sam Uribe, E.W. Johnson. Bill Perry, secretary/ 
treasurer, Orange County District Council, J. 
Wallace Nelson, Mike Lucio, business 
representative and recording secretary. Local 
1815, W.H. Anderson, James Fodera, Steve 
Cobb, financial secretary, Local 1815, Stanley 
Trevethan, Baldin Keenan, business 
representative and president. Local 1815, David 
Melendez Sr., and Claude Mann Jr. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members were, front, 
Walter Wallock, Roy Goodman, Stephen 
Artinger, Stan Seleb, Floyd Dixon, Phillip G. 
Austin, Danny Dansby and Raul Poblano. 

Back, John Beatty Jr.. Clarence NlcKt:. 
Thomas Kuykendali, Hannah, Lucie. A.f/i. 
Badillo, Perry, Kennan, J. P. Copley, Franklin 
Metcalf, Cobb and Ernest Lschner. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members recognized 
were, front, Donal Sheets, Rufus Finley, Leiand 
Forshey, Steve Ellis. Peter Davi, Manuel 
Alonzo, John Green. Hans Witter, Raymond 
Quick and Fred Leonard (deceased). 

Back, Marvin Vogt, Karlis Irbe, John Smith, 
Arnold Feidt, Keenan, George Plummer, 
Lawrence Thayer, Lucio, Hannah, Orville 
Adamson, Marshall Jennings, Dewayne Blake, 
Perry, Robert Taylor and Euell Hickam. 

Picture No. 6: John Marasco, Samuel 
Brinkley and William Kole were honored for 25 
years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Santa Ana, Calif.— Picture No. 1 

Santa Ana, Calif.— Picture No. 2 

Santa Ana, Calif.— Picture No. 3 

Santa Ana, Calif.- Picture No. 4 


Santa Ana, Calif.— Picture No. 5 

Santa Ana, Calif. 
Picture No. 6 

The "Service To Tiie Brotherfiood" section gives rec- 
ognitiori to United Brotlierliood members v^/ith 20 or 
more years of service. Please identify members care- 
fully, from left to righit, printing or typing the names to 
ensure readability. 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. 20001. 

MARCH 1988 



Retired members of Local 1046 were recently 
honored for their dedication to the Brotherhood 
with service pins. They are pictured below: 

Stanley G. Smitfn 
40 years 

Austin Holmberg 
45 years 

En/in Hill 
45 years 

Herschell Cogbill Nelson Nickerson 

45 years 40 years 

James Ashlyn 
40 years 

Chester Olson 
40 years 

K.H. Sappingfield 
40 years 

Joseph LeBrun 
40 years 

D'Arcy Brown 
40 years 

William Law 
40 years 

Jerry Garcee 
39 years 

Haim Klocman 
35 years 

Palle Pederson 
30 years 

Bruce Crawford 
30 years 


A special meeting was called by Local 261 to 
honor its members with 25 to 50 years of 
service. The attendance was excellent, and food 
and beverages were served after the meeting. 
Picture No. 1: Henry 
Salzmann, 65-year 

Picture No. 2: 50-year 
members include Charles 
Pumilia, retired business 
representative, Michael 
Evancho, Joseph Greco, 
president. Matt Rossi, 
James Vaughan, Walter 
Simons, Bert Clemens, 
Picture No, 1 Robert Behike, John 
SALZMANN Eilhart, Arthur Schmidt, 
Kenneth Mannion. 

Picture No. 3: 25-year members honored 
were Andrew Hanusich, Adolph Didario, John 
Magnotta, Tom Olishalsky, business 
representative, Fred Schimelfenig, Edward 
Mislinski, William Salak, Greco and John 

Picture No. 4: Other 25-year members 
honored were Arthur Sroke, Dom Scartelli, 
Donald Shuster, Arthur Metschulat, Cecil Heise, 
Frank Antonacci, Anthony Nieroda and Michael 
Murnin. Absent from the picture was Robert 

Scranton, Pa. 
Picture No. 2 

Scranton, Pa. 
Picture No. 3 

Scranton, Pa. 
Picture No. 4 



The following list of 620 deceased members ano spouses represents 
a total of $1,091,733.42 death claims paid in December 1987; (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of memDer. 

Local Union. City 

Chicago, IL — Godfrey Leander Johnson. 
Cincinnati, OH — Edward A. Menke. 
St. Louis, MO — Joseph P. Pieper, Lawrence E. Ross. 
Minneapolis, MN— Carl H. Nielsen, Craig F. Neeley. 
Fernie F. Smith. Lillian Morin (s). Oscar E. Ander- 

Philadelphia, PA — Anne L. Eckstrom (s), Elio Gia- 

Chicago, II^Raiph M. Danzl. 
Cleveland, OH — Edward Kantor, Grace C. Papesh 
(s). Walter Lee Todd. 

Syracuse, NY — James Warrender, William Stouten- 

San Antonio, TX— Randall T. Nelson. 
Springfield, IL— Elizabeth Dodd (s). Glenn Ste- 
phens, James A. Harford Sr., Schylor Patterson. 
Bronx, NY — August Frosini, Bruno A. Rosa, Louis 
Depietro, Sam Chapman. 
New York, NY— Thora Pedersen (s). 
San Francisco, CA — Robert L. Gardiner. 
Williamsport, PA — Ira Raymond Swartzlander. 
Central, CT— Frank Rappa. John F. Matula. 
Los Angeles, CA — Ernesto Delavara. 
Toronto, Ont, CAN— Harry Shikolka, Hector G. 

Trenton, NJ— Arthur G. Cartlidge. 
Boston, MA — Joseph M. Censullo Sr., Murray Sil- 
verman, Petras Stuoka, William B. Brown. 
San Rafael, CA — Harry Knowles, Wilhelmina Ham- 
mock (s). 

Oakland, CA— Hazel Mane Mims (s), Walter An- 
thony Malcherek, William A. Wettersten. 
Boston, MA — Anastasia Adey (s), Loreto Cellucci, 
Thomas S. Moore. 
St. Louis, MO— Frank F. Kurtzky. 
Knoxville, TN — Mark Hanna Hillman. 
Boston, MA — Louis N. Spinucci. 
Chicago, IL — Frank May, Karlis Pliuksis Sr., Thomas 

Denver, CO— Cleo Irene Little (s), Ray W. Rein- 
hardt, Tony Vinnola, William E. Dishman. 
Boston, MA — Edward J. Arsenault, Henry E. Riley, 
Phlemon Moore. 
Chicago, IL — Matthew R. Eiden. 
Indianapolis, IN — Frank Ercell Williams, William E, 

Kansas City, MO— Fred C. Hams, Robert W. Corn- 
forth, T. C. Lindsay. Virgil M. Tooley, William T. 

Chicago, IL — Clarence E. Reeder. 
LouisvUle, KY— Charles W. Lively. 
Boston, MA — Alexander Strachan. 
Canton, OH— Elmer B. Kreis, Paul D, Blanchard. 
Chattanooga, TN— Elmer L. Fillers, Raymond W. 

Hazelton, PA — Robert F. Ertwine, Thomas E. Jones. 
Rochester, NY— Claude A. Brege. Emily R. Bella 
(s), Hattie Johnson (s), John L. Perry. Leopold 
Reinschmidt, Mary E. Reid (s), 
St. Paul, MN— Alfred J. Rundquist, George E. Ricci. 
Providence, Rl — Clotilda Henningson (s), Manuel 
Morris, Virginia A. Correia (s). 
Spokane, WA — Clarence R. Tinker. 
Muskegon, MI — Ronald Rinkevicz. 
Baltunore, MD— Robert W. Daiger, Rufus Kryder, 
William D. Jones. 

Des Moines, 10 — Clyde L. Moore, Richard Tasler. 
Springfield, MA — Frank Paul Kopec, M. Franklin 
Westbrook, Samuel D. Stanton. 
Lawrence, MA — George D. Hmurciak. 
Middletown, OH— Hazel Bowling (s), Paul P. Becker, 
Randell France Coning. 

East Detroit, fll — Andrew P. Johnson, Lothel Par- 
sons, Marie J. Loisel (s). 

Detroit, MI — Barbara Jean Wysocki (s), Charles 
Haines, Edward T. Boumski, Fred B. Fries, James 
K. Voorheis, John Paul, Joseph B. Parr, Robert L. 

Broward-County, FL — Alphonse J. Heintzman, Jo- 
seph Wolf. 

Miami, FL — Harold J. Ashby. James Barham, James 
Edward Shaw, James F. Dempsey, John A. Zarelli. 
Seattle, WA — Alvera Alma Michels (s), Andrew 
Haines, Robert Reinertson. 

Washington, DC — George L. Grove, John Daly Jr., 
Leslie H. Greene, William Eugene Wilson. 
New York, NY — Robert Guerasio. 
Tampa, FL — Albert Virgil Smith. 
Chicago, IL — Richard A. Fifer. 
Macon, GA — Ruby Lee Williams (s). 
Tarrytown, NY— Alvar C. Winroth. John Cenlofanti 

San Mateo, CA — Fred Klarenbach, Villy Svend- 
Auge Hermansen. 

Rock Island, IL — Emil Plavak, Timothy M. Mclntire, 
Kansas City, KS— Ernest C. Siler, John G. Delich. 
Youngstown, OH — Walter V. Lingo. 
Vallejo, CA — Emanuel Siewert. Gregory R. Ray. 
Chicago, IL — Thomas L. Holland. 
Salt Lake City, UT — Henry Fred Neuber, James A. 

St. Louis, MO — Loretta Mary Bass (s). 
SleubenviUe, OH— Gilbert I. Birch. 
Peru, Il^William R. Funk. 
199 Chicago, IL— Edith Marie Nelson (s). Katherine M. 
Breski (s). Shirley M. Barbich (s). 



































Local Union, City 

200 Columbus, OH— Howard V. Morrow. Raymond R. 

210 Stamford, CT— Anhur Scott, Edward D. Chute, 

Frank Lusardo, Howard Frank Wheeler. Ralph E, 

218 Boston, MA — Benjamin W. Parsons. Clarence W, 

223 Nashville, TN— L. D, Fish. 
225 Atlanta, GA— Annie Petterson Hill (s), Betty Thom- 

ason Fuller (s), Robert W. Rice. 
247 Portland, OR — Carl E. Hokenson, Elmer Ussing, 

Emil Rittenbach, Frank Warren Dehaas, Helen Irene 

Barchek (s), Margie Cordelia Petersen (s), Rupert 

Bland, William E. Harris. 

249 Kingston, Ont, CAN— James William Murray. 

250 Waukegan, IL — Christian Sorensen, Mary Lou 
Thompson (s), Roy O. Roewert. 

254 Cleveland, OH— Louis A. Wagner. 

255 Bloomingburg, NY — Anna Olson (s), Cosima Dipie- 
tro (s). 

257 New York, NY— Edward L. Russell. 

259 Jackson, TN — Horace Lafayette Gaba. 

280 Niagara-Gen&vic, NY— Stanley Waiter. 

281 Binghamton, NY — Michael Lazar. 
287 Harrisburg, PA — Truman E. Noll. 

296 Brooklyn, NY— Charles, Peters, Frank Mannelli, 

Jerry Krystal. 

314 Madison, WI— Karl E. Tetzlaff. 

316 San Jose, CA — Gordon William Wilson, Hosie Avants. 

334 Saginaw, MI — Harvey M. Smiley, Paul E. Miller. 

335 Grand Rapids, MI — William Guy Young. 
338 Seattle, WA — Evelyn Desrosier (s). 

344 Waukesha, WI — Clarence D. Manthey. Harold L. 
Miller, Oscar H. Seymer. 

347 Mattoon-Charleston, IL — Emit L. Allen, Howard O. 
Cobb, Martin W. Goebel, Roy A. Reed. 

348 New York, NY— Michael Milano. 

350 New Rochelle, NY— John Thomas Ryan. 
355 Buffalo, NY— Herman J, Davis. 
359 Philadelphia, PA— John C. Fetter 

369 N Tonawanda, NY— Vincent M. Mitchell. 

370 Albany, NY — Aido A. Dibacco, Anthony Demaria, 
Ruth M. Jenkins (s). 

379 Texarkana, TX^Mattie Sue Hill (s). 

393 Camden, NJ— Irvine M. Hurd. Sr. 

398 Lewiston, ID— Arthur Wildermuth. 

400 Omaha, NB — Florence Rasmussen (s), George W. 

Whitesides, Niels Lillethorup. 
404 Lake Co, OH— Benjamin F. Gibbons, Jr. 
407 Lewiston, ME — Edward E. Newton, George L. Sim- 
417 St. Louis, MO— Arthur S. Mungle. 
429 Arlington, TX— John Ray Butler, Trosy L. Simpson, 

William Forrest Weaver. 
434 Chicago, IL — Anna Westman (s), Cleo G. Christian. 
437 Portsmouth, OH — Harold W. Davis, Marie Davis 

(s). Powers Branham. 
452 Vancouver, BC, CAN— Metro Mike Sorocan, Tillie 

Edstrom (s). 
454 Philadelphia, PA— Harry T. Duncan, Sr. 
458 ClarksviUe, IN— Anthony R. Newkirk, Richard R. 

470 Tacoma, WA — Donald Slonaker, John K. Hoppe, 

Nora Hoppe (s), Oscar Kulseth, Sam Petty. 
476 Clarksburg, WV — Laura Jane Campbell (s), Marsha 

Kay Brandenburg (s). 
480 Freeburg, IL — Bernard J. Napier. 
483 San Francisco, CA — Edward C. Anderson. 
494 Windsor, Ont., CAN— Joseph Gallas. 
496 Kankakee, IL — Kenneth R. Anderson. 
502 Port Arthur, TX— August Gus Revia, Paul Elton 

505 San Diego, CA— Darrell Ybarrondo, Lillian M. Bills 

510 Berthoud, CO— Otta Erich Brammer, 
515 Colo Springs, CO — Agnes L. Hotaling (s), John S. 

531 New York, NY — Giovanni lammatteo. 

543 Mamaroneck, NY — Marie Briotte (s). 

544 Baltimore, MD — John McCargo. 

551 Houston, TX— Floyd, West, Harold Barger. James 

J. Coffey, Richard W. Vanloon, Rufus Hayes Pratt. 
558 Elmhurst, Il^Samuel Roller, Jr., William G. 

563 Glendale, CA — Jens Sorensen. 
586 Sacramento, CA — Alvin R. Foley, Arlene R. Nevins 

(s), Everett E. Mattock. Lester E. Fox, William 


599 Hammond, IN— Paul P. Stupeck. 

600 Lehigh Valley, PA— Edward L. Elliott, George A. 
Flynn, Marie M. Brewen (s), Michael Ellow, Willard 
H. Kratzer. William J. Teada. 

604 Morgantown, WV— Richard R. Poland. 

605 Vista, CA— Paul L. Peterson. Timothy L. Lewis, 
Westley C. Davis. 

608 New York, NY— James Rainsford. 

613 Hampton Roads, VA — Melvin L. Burns. 

620 Madison, NJ— Donald Miller. 

621 Bangor, ME— Albert P. Goulette. 

623 Atlantic County, NY— Frank P. Fabi, Joseph T. 

624 Brockton, MA— Annette M. Roy (s), Edna M. Sed- 
erberg (s). 

626 Wilmington, DE — Henry L. Cockerham. 

634 Salem, Il^Ray D. Taylor. 

638 Marion, II^Arthur Melvin West. Frank P. Winters. 

Local Union. City 

642 Richmond, CA — Sherman Young. 

665 Amarillo, TX — Durwood R. Vantiever 

668 Palo Alto, CA— Doyle S. Bradford, Elsie L. Bernard 
(s). Harold G. Ridinger. 

675 Toronto, Ont., CAN— Nick Eliopoulos. 

690 Little Rock, AR— James H. H. Clark. 

701 Fresno, CA — Marjorie Petersen (s). 

705 Lorain, OH— William J. Raab. 

710 Long Beach, CA— Douglas B. Babbitt, Harold A. 

721 Los Angeles, CA— Charles D. Wilson. Charles F. 
Powers, Chester Ciastowski, David M. Partain, 
Esther Alice Latiolatt (s), Gloria Yolanda Avila (s), 
Howard E. Morgan, Joseph J. Ceranic. Julio S. 
Hernandez. Lawrence H. Myers, Phillip L, Skon- 

731 Manitowoc, WI— Andrew J. Bellinder. Edgar Schley 

735 Mansfield, OH— Leslie M. Catron. 

739 Cincinnati, OH— Walter J. Ritter. 

743 Bakersfield, CA— Charies E. Lemon. Charies Pink- 

745 Honolulu, HI — Masao Kawasaki, Nobuichi Naka- 
mura, Sadaaki Okano. 

747 Oswego, NY— John R. Russo. 

751 Santa Rosa, CA— Michael Powell. 

756 Bellinghara, WA— Claude S. Gorrie, Kenneth M. 

764 Shreveport, LA — Ervin E. Sipes, Robert Duggan 

769 Pasadena, CA— Glen Owen Snuffer, William B. 

770 Yakima, WA— Gordon L, Ellis. 

780 Astoria, OR— Lela Marvel Barnard (s). 

783 Sioux Falls, SD — Irving Getman. 

790 Dixon, IL — Arthur Halverson. 

804 Wisconsin Rapids, WI— Elsie E. Keppert (s). 

805 San Diego, CA— Kenneth J. Andrews. 
815 Beverly, MA — Ruth Flora Magee (s). 
821 Springfield, NJ — William Livingston. 

824 Muskegon, MI — Everett Clapper, Lester Conklin. 

829 Santa Cruz, CA— Wallace Berry. 

839 Des Plaines, IL — Leo H . Schafer. Leonard Ellingson. 

844 Canoga Park, CA— Theodore R, Shamblin. 

845 Clifton Heights, PA— Anthony D, Borrelli. Dennis 
Kobylarz, Frances C. Martin (s), Oscar W. Thomp- 

857 Tucson AZ^Harold L. Powell. 

859 Grecncastle, IN— Wayne J, Clark. 

899 Parkersburg, WV— Harold M. Casto, Virgil W. 

902 Brooklyn, NY— Cart Giametta, Orville Cors. 
904 Jacksonville, IL— Esther D, Ralston (s), Raymond 

F. Foster, Virgil O. Rumple 
906 Glendale, AZ— Paul Reagan Nunnelley. 

943 Tulsa, OK— George H. Welker, 

944 San Bmardno, CA— Gabriel Chapa, Marshall F. 
Shoemaker, Richard E, Dickerson. 

945 Jefferson City, MO— Eari S Long Sr. 
955 Appleton, WI— Ulysses A. Mitchell. 
964 Rockland Co., NY— Charles Odell Jr. 

971 Reno, NV — George Feuerstein, Lloyd E. Jones, 
Richard Boyd Downing. 

974 Baltimore, MD — Steven Fowler. 

981 Petaluma, CA— Virgil O. Fields. 

998 Royal Oak, MI — Angus Bowers. Catherine Durocher 
(s). Donald E. Wilkinson, Emerson Moorhouse, 
Irwin Vangordon. Thomas Nicholson. 

1005 MerriUviUe, IN— Bert Rakowski, Maurice P. Lom- 

1006 New Brunswich, NJ — John A. Suchon. Kalman Csepi. 
1027 Chicago, IL— Anthony Dudek, Elizabeth Scheid (s), 

John Fauci. John Hresil. Willie Crockett. 
1050 Philadelphia, PA— Dmylro Zadworniak. 
1052 Hollywood, CA — Marva Jeanne Bergquist (s). 
1062 Santa Barbara, CA— Michael McTighe. 
1067 Port Huron, Ml— Dorothy Solomon (s). William 

1084 Angleton, TX— Ronnie G. Porter. 
1089 Phoenix, AZ — Shirley Byers (s). Thomas Raymond 

Christian, Vema May Darby (si. 
1098 Baton Rouge, LA— William J. Foster. 
1102 Detroit, MI— Beula Lee Bailey (s), Carl Ellsworth 

Swanson, Melvin Currier. Oliver A. Wichmann. 

Rodrick H, Meyers. 
1108 Cleveland, OH— Bruce D. Yeager, John Stager. 

Kenneth Isherwood. 
1120 Portland, OR— Frank R. Switzer. 
1125 Los Angeles, CA — Elvira Sanchez (s). 
1140 San Pedro, CA— Wesley A. Rabke. 
1144 Seattle, WA— James Daren Hall. Leslie J. Brown. 

1146 Green Bay, WI — Alvin A. Geniesse. 

1147 RosevUle.'CA— John H. Stidman. 

1155 Columbus, IN — Francis M. Ferguson, James L. 

1160 Pittsburgh, PA— Grace Puerzer (s). 
1207 Charleston, WV— Frederick F. McCallister. 
1216 Mesa, AZ— Jack 0. Hileman. 
1222 Medford, NY— Anthony D. McCluskey. Hayden 

Hill, Ingulf Askedall. 
1227 Ironwood, MI — Domenic J. Corullo. 
1235 Modesto, CA— Hughey A. Stevens, William V. Reece. 
1242 Akron, OH— Leonard A. Drogeli. 
1251 N. Westmnstr, BC, CAN— Anthony MoUin, Eldege 

A. Poirier. Ernst Fride Ogren, Judy Yaretz (s). Naka 

Kitagawa (s), Shosuke Kitagawa, 
1256 Sarnia, Ont., CAN — Femard Lionel Arsenault. 

MARCH 1988 


in memoriam 

Continued from Page 37 

Local Union, City 




























Austin, TX— Carl E. McDowell. 
Decatur. AL — Neal A. King. 
Huntington, NY — Johannes Olsen. 
Port Angeles, WA — Arthur W. Fischer. 
Fall River, MA — Geraldine Williams (s), Manuel 

Evanston, IL — Andrew Maule, Harry R. Weidner. 
Dayton, OH — James Adams. 
Edmonton, Alta, CAN — Konstanly Korol. 
State College, PA— Clarence L. Martin. 
Irvington, NJ — Anna Fuss (s). Anthony Carangelo, 
Guido Vetuschi. 

Toledo, OH— Fred E. Hoffmann. 
Cleveland, OH — James Anderson. 
Flint, MI— James L. Dendel. 
Province of New Brunswick — Lloyd H. Mallory. 
Golden, CO— Bonnie Jean Rill (s). 
North Henipstad, NY— Albert F. Proffitt, Rosario 

Richmond, VA — Herbert A. Jackson. 
San Pedro, CA— Irving A. Boldt. William R. Lang- 

Redwood City, CA— Archie Sloan, Carl L. Kopfer, 
Eugene E. Sweatt. James A. Driscoll. 
Greenwood, MS — Junior Anderson. 
Lodi, CA— Lena V. Brooks (s). 
Corpus, Chrisli, TX— Virgil B. Kellogg. 
Complon, CA— Wilton W. Root. 
Warren, OH— George W. Caskey. 
Topeka. KS— Robert A. Anguish. Wyatt Brown, Jr. 
Detroit, MI— Arthur E. Stark 

Huntington Bch, CA — Arthur J. Mauger. Roy L. 
Hayes, Thomas A. Brown. 
New York, NY — Asta Reinertsen (s), 
Redondo, CA— Mabel L. Boston (s), Nolan N. Beaird, 
Sarah Eells (s). 

Burlington, NJ — Florence B. Callaghan (s), Harold 
E. Wilson. Nathan J. Elfreth Sr. 
Algoma, Wl — Norris Anton Frisque. 
Martel, CA — Roscoe J. Cavens. 
Highland, IL — Mabel E, Honerkamp (s). 
New York, NY— Attilio Brocchetti, John J. Richard. 
Pio Rauzi, Robert Stanga. 
Kamloops, BC, CAN — Edgar A. Schamuhn. 
Culver City, CA — Frank F. Demaio. 
Miami, FL.— Russell Glover. 
Abilene, TX— Oscar Calip McDermett. Ray Charles 
Herrell, Walter C. Tubbs. 
Washington, DC — Helen J. Lehman (s). 
Sarnia, ONT, CAN— John Gordon Knight. 
Montgomery County, PA — Donald L. Mell. Edith R. 
McCluen (s), Kenneth P. Surmak, Mabel Fualker 

SI. Louis, MO— Raymond P. Cobb Sr. 
Bremerton, WA — Clifford L. Zicketoose. 
Redding, CA — John Clements. 
Los Angeles, CA — Albert B. Fisher. 
Hayward, CA— Albert F. Scott. Eva Loretta Ray 
(si, Leslie D. Logue. Ursa R. Weston. 
S. Luis Obispo, CA— Glenn T. Hensley. 
Kansas City, MO — Lee A. Edwards, . 
Ft. William, Ont, CAN— Eino Leino. Gino Tofinetti. 
Coeur Dalene, ID— Gerald E. Elj, Helen N. Davis 

Chicago, IL — Patrick M. Pope. 
Columbus, GA — Ruby Eloise Seago (s). 
Anniston, AL — Mary Nell Chasteen (s). 
Orlando, FI^Daniel E Doty. 
Hicksville, NY — John Roger Schramm, Joseph De- 

Columbus, IN — Howard E. Black. 
Las Vegas, NV — Vern E. Ford. 
Rcnton, WA— Floyd C. Brown. 
Santa Ana, CA — Bertha E. Artinger (s). Beverly A. 
Mazins (s). Caralee S. Sutherland (s), Charlotte A. 
Seguine (s), Ernest E. Houser, Garland W. Hink. 
Snoqualmie, WA — Harold D, Main. 
New Orleans, LA — Alcide J. Liner. Anthony Ray 
Dufour. Robert T. Gilbert Jr.. Vincent Larussa. 
Pasco, WA — Albert T. Kentner, Ame Hendrickson. 
Ralph F. Dunham. Richard D. Harris. 
Cleveland, OH— Harry C. Sheffey. Theresa Man- 
occhio (s). 

The Dalles, OR— Edna M. Hanna (si. 
Lafayette, LA — Louis J. Belsome. 
North Kansas, MO — Claire R. Eckart. 
Philadelphia, PA — Adolph Mackner. 
Van Nuys, CA — Clarence Markley, Dewey Gaboury. 
Otto C. Hansen, 

Cleveland, OH— Arthur W, Beyers. 
Riverside, CA — Damaira Agnes Hoskinson (s). 
Los Angeles, CA — Sylvia Rosenberg (s). 
Los Gatos, CA— Charles T. Smith, Marjorie C, 
Falcon (s). Noble A. Rasmussen. Ruth Mansfield 
(s), Viggo Norman Jensen. 

San Diego, CA— Cecil H. Worley. Margaret 1, McDill 
(s). WilTard W. Williams. 
Ottawa, Ont, CAN — Frederich Freimaier. 
Martinez, CA — Louis A. Augustine. 
St. Helens, Vic, OR— Orvis Roy Nelson. 
Columbus, OH — Morton E. Chevalier, 
Calgary, Alta, CAN — Samuel Christopher Belanger, 
Centralia, WA — Lawrence L, Spath, 
Anaheim, CA — Carol N, Hall (s). Charles E. Erwin, 
James K. Seirup. 

Houston, TX — Charles Joseph Vachule. 
Pittsburgh, PA — George V. Peterson. 
New York, NY— Clara Grossman (s), William F, 

Local Union. City 

linn Los Angeles, CA— Barbara L, Whillen (s), Virginia 
Berry (s). 

2297 Lebanon, MO— Cleo Singelton. 

2300 Castelgar, BC, CAN— George G, Plotnikoff. 

2311 Washington, DC — William Thomas Dempsey. 

2352 Corinth, MO— James M. Mills. 

2375 Los Angeles, CA — William R. Lunebring. 

2396 Seattle, WA— Ivar Johnson, 

2398 El Cajon, CA— James Stiteler, 

2404 Vancouver, BC, CAN— David J, Corrigall. 

2429 Fort Payne, AI^Hugh M. Puckett, James W. New- 
man, Vestal D. Carter (s). 

2453 Oakridge, OR— James L. Steele. 

2528 Rainclle, WV— Stacy E. Hanson. 

2540 Wilmington, OH— Charles Evan Wilson, Elizabeth 
Carol Tillis, 

2545 Quesnel, BC, CAN— Ronald Turner, 

2554 Lebanon, OR — Byron Billings, 

2564 Grand Fall, NFL, CAN— Arthur Luscombe. Roy 
Edward Davis, 

2608 Redding, CA— Noble H. Blankenship, 

2633 Tacoraa, WA— Joseph G, Whitson, 

2659 Everett, WA— Francis H, Pfligenstofer, Pearl M, 
Prather (s), 

2660 Huttig, AR — James Issac Taylor, 
2685 Missoula, MT— Harold L, Ridley, 
2693 Pt. Arthur, Ont, CAN— Benoil Bedard, 

2734 Mobile Vic, AL^— Wyona Margaree Meinhardt (si. 

2817 Quebec, Que., CAN — Alfred Gagne, Georges-Etienne 
Garceau, Gerard Senechal. 

2834 Denver, CO— Arthur E, Davidson. Charles C. Breuch. 

2902 Bums, OR — Alejandro Rementeria, Clarence E. 

2941 Warm Springs, OR— Arthur H E Funk. 

2947 New York, NY— Charles English, 

2949 Roseburg, OR— Marion Geraldine Stillwell (s), Phil- 
lip P, Mandera. 

2995 Kapuskasng, Ont, CAN— Real Alary, Roger Cote. 

3023 Omak, WA— Albert J. Austin. 

3086 Providence, RI — Edward G. Forrest. 

3088 Stockton, CA— William Elwood Cooper. 

3091 Vaughn, OR— Donald B. Hise. Greg Allen Arm- 

3099 Aberdeen, WA — Melvin G. Pearson. 

3125 LouisvUle, KY— Kenneth E. Warren. 

7000 Province of Quebec — Paul Pelletier, Roger Belanger. 

9033 Pittsburgh, PA— Arthur W. Warner. 

9074 Chicago, IL — Arlene A. Grennan (s), Joseph P. 
Sonnefeldt Jr.. Robert M. Kubilius Jr. 

Peekskill honors 

James Sloat, former president, and Robert 
McClernon, former recording secretary, of 
Local 163, Peekskill, N.Y., were recently 
presented with plaques for their past serv- 
ice to the local union. Pictured above are 
Ralph Bonavist, recording secretary: Gor- 
don Lyons, business representative: Sloat 
and McClernon: and John Licari, presi- 

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Lost or Stolen 

Continued from Page 16 

• Open billing statements promptly and 
compare them with your receipts. If 
there are any mistakes or differences, 
report them as soon as possible to the 
special address listed on the billing 
statement for "billing inquiries." Under 
the FCBA, the card issuer must inves- 
tigate billing errors if you report them 
within 60 days of the date your card 
issuer mailed you the statement; 

• Keep in a safe place (away from where 
you keep your cards) a record of your 
card numbers, expiration dates, and the 
telephone numbers of each credit-card 
company for the emergency reporting 
of losses; 

• Carry only those cards that you regu- 
larly need, especially when traveling. 

For ATM cards: 

• Select a PIN that is different from other 
numbers noted in your wallet, such as 
your address, birthdate, phone, or so- 
cial security number; 

• Memorize your PIN; 

• Do not write your PIN on your ATM 
card or carry your PIN in your wallet 
or purse; 

• Never put your PIN on the outside of 
a deposit slip, an envelope or on a 

• Examine all ATM receipts and bank 
statements as soon as possible. 


Many companies offer card registration 
and protection services that will notify all 
companies where you have credit and ATM 
card accounts in case your card is lost or 
stolen. With this service, you need make 
only one phone call to report all card losses 
instead of calling each card issuer individ- 
ually. Also, most services will request re- 
placement cards on your behalf. Registration 
services usually cost $10 to $35 yearly. 

Purchasing a card registration service may 
be a convenience to you, but it is not required 
by card issuers. The Fair Credit Billing Act 
and Electronic Fund Transfer Act give you 
the right to contact credit card companies 
and ATM card issuers directly in the event 
of loss or suspected unauthorized card use. 

If you do decide to buy a registration 
service, compare offers and look for one 
that will best suit your needs. Read the 
service contract carefully to check the com- 
pany's obligations and your liability. For 
example, will the company reimburse you if 
it fails to notify charge card loss promptly 
after you report the loss? If not, you could 
be liable for unauthorized charges. 

Michigan Carpenters 

Continued from Page 16 

responses in some of the areas had been 
different, but we feel the survey confirms 
that this committee is on the right track in 
establishing a plan to build on the positive 
and to overcome the negative opinions about 
the union-represented tradesman." 




Ardex Inc. of Pennsylvania introduces 
ARLA Leveler, a totally new flexible un- 
derlayment for resilient-over-resilient floor 

ARLA (patent pending) was invented by 
Ardex Inc. and consists of a flexible cemen- 
titious/acrylic mix which eliminates the need 
for removing existing CV floors, according 
to the manufacturer. 

In remodeling construction, it is standard 
practice to install new flooring material over 
existing floor coverings. 

Cushion vinyl floors, however, are not a 
proper substrate for the installation of new 
flooring material. 

ARLA underlayment requires no priming 
nor special preparation of the existing floor 
covering other than cleaning. It is troweled 
easily on the old flooring. After only 60 
minutes, ARLA has cured to allow the 
installation of the new CV flooring with 
standard latex adhesives or the installation 
of PVC flooring with the new ARLA Sol- 
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ARDEX, INC. has introductory units 
available for flooring contractors interested 
in this revolutionary new system. For intro- 
ductory product units, finished cured sample 
and product brochure, contact ARDEX, 
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Calculated Industries 29 

Clifton Enterprises 27 

Cline-Sigmon 39 

Estwing Mfg 25 

Foley-Belsaw 39 

Hydrolevel 16 

Texas Tool Mfg 16 


David White Instruments has introduced 
a unique instrument for builders and con- 
tractors — the ALT6-900, the world's first 
American-built automatic level-transit. 

The ALT6-900 
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on jobs tradition- 
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The ALT6-900 is recommended for jobs 
requiring leveling accuracy within 'A" at 100 
feet. Optimum sighting range is 200 feet. It 
features the David White achromatic optical 
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Setup for the ALT6-900 is performed faster 
than with customary manual levels. A cir- 
cular bubble and three-screw leveling system 
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The precision compensator automatically 
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The compensator works continuously, au- 
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When locked in place with David White's 
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operations. As a transit, the ALT6-900 can 
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degrees or plumbing vertical lines. 

For further information, contact E.Gustav 
Malm, division manager, David White In- 
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Falls, WI 53051. 


The McGuire-Nicholas Company has an- 
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Shield* knee pad. 
The model #344 Poly 
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knee pad, along with 
its companion model 
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foam rubber cushion 
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MARCH 1988 


The road ahead 

as I see it 

upon taking office 

We have much to gain 

by working together 

in these troubled '80s 

A month ago, as it was reported in your 
February edition of Carpenter, I took the 
oath of office as your general president. 
Physically speaking, it was just a matter 
of moving into the next office on the fourth 
floor of our General Offices in Washington. 
Mentally and emotionally speaking, it's 
much more. I take on my new duties with 
a feeling of pride and a feeling of heavy 
responsibility. There is also a sense of 
challenge for me and, I hope, for every 
member of the United Brotherhood. 

We've been running and winning relay 
races in our union, generation after gen- 
eration, starting with the installation of 
our first general president, Gabriel Ed- 
monston, in 1881 and running through ten 
decades, passing the staff of office from 
each general officer to the next, ever 
struggling toward our common goals of 
fair play and progress in our work and in 
our lives. 

In the 106 years that we have been a 
union there have been 18 general presi- 
dents who have picked up the challenges. 
I'm number 19. Administration after 
administration, it has been an orderly 
succession. Each general officer has served 
his apprenticeship in several administra- 
tive offices. It's a system which has stood 
us well for more than a century. 

Our basic training manual in each case 
is the Constitution and Laws drawn up by 
our founders at their first convention and 
amended by 34 succeeding conventions. 
Our plans and specifications are the plat- 
form adopted by our founders in Chicago 
in 1881. This is what it stated: 

"We must form a union broad enough to em- 
brace every carpenter and joiner in the land . . . 
one that will protect every man in his labor and 
in his wages . . . The object of our organization 
is to rescue our trade from its low estate and raise 
ourselves to that position in society which we as 
mechanics are justly entitled, and to place our- 
selves on a foundation sufficiently strong to secure 
us from further encroachments: and to elevate the 
moral, social and intellectual condition of every 
carpenter in the country. Jo the consumation of 
so desirable an object we hereby pledge ourselves 
to work unceasingly." 

Let's look at this platform and see how 
it applies to my stewardship and our joint 
efforts in the months ahead: 

"A union broad enough to embrace 
every carpenter and joiner in the land.'' — 
Right at the start, let's look at this phrase 
honestly and candidly. We do not at the 
present time embrace every carpenter, 
joiner, millwright, cabinetmaker, lather, 
commercial diver, floor coverer, pile- 
driver or allied worker in the land. Today, 
because of the recession of the early 1980s, 
because of state right-to- work laws, be- 
cause of the continuing inroads of anti- 
union groups, we don't — in many cases — 
even represent a majority of the workers 
in some of these categories. We have 
become particularly weak in membership 
among the residential housing workers, an 
area of the construction industry which 
once nourished the roots of our organi- 

As we consider this situation, there is 
no sense placing blame anywhere. For one 
reason or another, the condition exists. 

The good news, as they say, is that we can 
do something about it. We have members and 
local affiliates in every state of the United 
States and every province of Canada. We 
have members in Puerto Rico, and we have 
members in the Yukon Territory astride the 
Arctic Circle. I doubt if there is a central labor 
body in North America which doesn't have a 
delegate from the United Brotherhood in at- 
tendance or in some administrative office. We 
are the largest building trades union in the 
North American labor movement, and we 
have the potential for being the largest in other 
categories. The non-union workers in our 
jurisdiction are out there, and it is our common 
goal to bring them into the year-round program 
of the United Brotherhood. 

Our UBC platform also tells us that we 
must "protect every man (woman) in his 
(her) labor and in his (her) wages.'' We 
are carrying out this mandate in many 
ways, and I would like to see us extend 
these protections wherever possible. We 
now protect income levels by maintaining 
complete records of prevailing wages un- 
der the Davis-Bacon Law. We protect you 
and your fellow workers as best we can 
by monitoring health and safety regula- 
tions and federal and state agencies as- 
signed to protect workers on the job. We 
add another protection when we partici- 
pate in, or lead fights for, state, provincial 
and federal legislation affecting jobs and 
the economy. We strive to expand pension 
coverage to every member. We fight ill- 
conceived plant closings, and we work 
with management of domestic companies 
to overcome the unfair trade advantage of 
cheap goods from overseas. We also pro- 
tect members from the unfair labor prac- 
tices of employers through the work of 
our legal staff. 

We must ^' place ourselves on a foundation 
sufficiently strong to secure us from further 
encroachments,'''' the UBC platform also states. 
To me this means we must fight the continued 
encroachments of the merit shop, "right to 
work" laws, anti-labor laws and every other 
activity which denies union members and 
workers in general their democratic right to a 
decent wage and fair working conditions. This 
would also mean that we fight to outlaw the 
"double breasted" fraud now practiced in 
industry whereby construction contractors use 
non-union fronts to underbid legitimate union 
contractors and their own union employees. 

I would also define "encroachments" to 
include attempts by other unions to move into 
our work jurisdictions, when the appropriate 
division of labor is clearly defined by inter- 
national agreements. In the early days the 
carpenter was "the master builder," the in- 
dispensible craftsman. Changes in technology 
and increased urbanization have made the 
construction industry more and more com- 
plex. Consequently, we must examine new 
products and new technology almost con- 
stantly to make sure that work which is ours 
will continue to be ours in the future. 

We are making our ''foundation sufficiently 
strong,"' as it says in the UBC platform, by 

consolidating our forces, streamlining our field 
work, merging weak affiliates with strong, 
increasing our educational activities and using 
our financial resources wisely. Your dues 
money and the dues money of the more than 
600,000 other members of the United Broth- 
erhood help to maintain our position as one 
of the largest and most respected trade unions 
in North America. 

The Constitution and Laws says in Section 
10 G that, as your general president, I must 
"supervise the interest of the entire United 
Brotherhood and perform such other duties 
as the Constitution and Laws of the United 
Brotherhood may require." I see that as a 
tremendous responsibility and a moral obli- 
gation, but I also see it as an opportunity to 
work with some of the finest men and women 
in the North American labor movement for 
our common betterment. 

We don't have employee suggestion boxes 
like you'll find in many industrial plants, but 
we do have local union meetings and we do 
have other forums where your voice will be 
heard and your opinions can be expressed. I 
urge you to become an active union member 
in the months ahead. It's only when we all 
pull together that^we achieve our common 

General President 


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

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WHBI WE SAir... 

This is the year we'll be telling America what unions mean to 
the workplace, to families, and communities. "UNION YES" is 
the simple, powerful slogan of the AFL-CIO's $13 million 
advertising campaign on television and radio. "UNION YES" will 
make it clear that unions are attracting a new generation of 
workers. "UNION YES" will show how unions are vital to our 
society — by providing a voice on the job, and by addressing 
issues that are crucial to all Americans. This exciting campaign 
will be made even more powerful with your active, enthusiastic 
support. As an individual member, you can carry the message 
of "UNION YES" to friends and family, to other union members, 
to unorganized workers — even to the news media. America 
needs unions to get moving again. So let's talk up "UNION 
YES" — so that everyone will be able to get the message: 


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ri& Joiners of America 



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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 


Dean Sooter 

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 

Newton 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, Fred Carter 
Westgate Plaza #207A 
2012 East Randol Mill Road 
Arlington, Texas 76011 

Seventh District, H. Paul Johnson 
East End Building 
1122 N.E. 122nd Ave., Suite B-1 14 
Portland, Oregon 97230 

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

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

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

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

Sigurd Lucassen, Chairman 
John S. Rogers, Secretary 

Correspondence for the General Executive Board 
should be sent to the General Secretary. 

Secretaries, Please Note 

in processing complaints about 
magazine delivery, the only names 
which the financial secretary needs to 
send in are the names of members 
who are NOT receiving the magazine. 

In sending in the names of mem- 
bers who are not getting the maga- 
zine, the address forms mailed out 
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VOLUME 108 No. 4 APRIL 1988 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



UBC members protest BE&K, IP union busting 2 

Lake States industrial locals talk multi-state council 5 

UBC locals aid worker documentation 6 

Successful fight against lie detectors 8 

Presidential hat filled with jobs 9 

Millwright Job of the Year 10 

UBC, IP Solidarity Committee formed 11 

G-P Button Day successful 12 

Reagan-Mulroney trade pact pleases no one 17 

CLIC report: Workers bargaining rights unprotected 18 

Blueprint for Cure adds new theme 22 


Washington Report 4 

Local Union News 13 

Ottawa Report 16 

We Congratulate 19 

Apprenticeship & Training 23 

Retirees Notebook 25 

Labor News Roundup 27 

Consumer Clipboard: How long should a bank hold checks? 28 

Plane Gossip 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Sigurd Lucassen 40 

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The Wolverine State of Michigan ex- 
tends out into the Great Lakes as two 
huge peninsulas of forested land. More 
than 19 million acres of woodland extend 
upward toward Ontario from green ta- 
bleland in the south to low, rolling hills 
in the north. 

Once inhabited by Algonquian-speak- 
ing Indians, it was later a haven for fur 
traders and French missionaries. Even- 
tually, lumberman moved into the Upper 
Peninsula to harvest timber from the 
primeval forest. 

Today, a small park on the shores of 
Lake Huron, along Michigan's east coast, 
pays tribute to the memory of early 
Michigan lumbermen. It overlooks the 
Au Sable River in Iosco county, 16 miles 
northwest of Tawas City and north of 
Saginaw Bay. 

The inscription on the monument states: 
"Erected to perpetuate the memory of 
the pioneer lumbermen of Michigan 
through whose labors was made possible 
the development of the prairie states." 

The United Brotherhood has had long 
and historic ties to Michigan's lumber 
and forest products industry. WilUam L. 
Hutcheson. 14th general president of the 
UBC and one of its most dynamic lead- 
ers, was born in 1874 in Bay City, Mich., 
about 60 miles south of the memorial. 
Hutcheson worked in local sawmills in 
his youth, later becoming a carpenter and 
a member of Local 334. Saginaw. He did 
much to bring union representation to 
Michigan lumber and sawmill workers in 
the early days of this century. 

Now the UBC's newly-formed Great 
Lakes Industrial Council hopes to con- 
tinue his pioneering work in the years 
ahead. — Michigan Tourist Council pho- 

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Some BE & K workers walked off the 
job in California and joined the infor- 
mational picket ers passing out hand- 
bills. As time passes, more and more 
workers are joining the continent-wide 
campaign to bring fair wages and 
working conditions to the BE & K con- 
struction sites. 


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Paperworkers protest in Vicksburg 




Los Medanos CoOege 

Pittsburg, CA. 

10:00 a.m. 

(see map on back) 

IVI a r c h 19, 19 8 8 

A handbill distributed in the Pittsburg. Calif., area and in the 
Bay area further south brought many supporters to the march 
and rally at Los Medanos College. 

The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., re- 
ported on its j'ront page. March 2. the 
large turnout for UPIA's caravan rally in 
Vicksburg. Miss. International Paper em- 
ploys 2,000 in the state. 

UBC Representative Everett Sullivan and 

United Paperworkers Representative Bob 

Smith distribute handbills at Westvaco's 

mill in Covington. Va. 


UBC members throughout North 

rally to protest BE&K, IP union busting 

Currently, the Brotherhood has cam- 
paigns implemented by local affiliates 
against BE&K in 25 cities throughout 
the United States and Canada. 

In addition to the actions on the local 
level, activities on the national level 
include attending the annual share- 
holder meeting of companies that are 
interlocked with BE&K, conducting a 
rally at BE&K's headquarters in Bir- 
mingham and handbilling and picketing 
various events sponsored and attended 
by BE&K and its management. 

Over .the past several months the 
United Paperworkers International 
Union and their local affiliates have 
joined forces with the Brotherhood in 
the fight against BE&K. The strong 
solidarity has proven to be very effec- 
tive in our effort to confront BE&K at 
every location throughout the country 
where its non-union crews are working. 

Thousands protest 
USS-POSCO project 

Building Tradesmen in the Contra 
Costa County, Calif., area continue to 
bring their fight against BE&K and the 
USX Corporation to the public. Dem- 
ocratic presidential candidate Jesse 

Jackson, along with the president of the 
California Labor Federation, Jack Hen- 
ning, and the president of the ILWU, 
James Herman, addressed thousands of 
union members and their supporters at 
a rally held at Los Medanos College. 
The rally was held in protest of USX's 
decision to use BE&K for its $350 
million USS-POSCO project in Pitts- 
burg, Calif. In addition, UPIU repre- 
sentatives from Local 14 in Jay, Maine, 
addressed the rally and described the 
role BE&K has played in helping In- 
ternational Paper destroy fair wages and 
benefit standards. BE&K employees 
have been running IP's mill in Jay, 
where 1200 members of Local 14 have 
been on strike since June 1987. 

Serious health and safety problems 
continue to plague the USS-POSCO 
project. After the most recent accident 
that seriously injured two workers, sev- 
eral construction workers walked off 
the job and conducted handbilling out- 
side the plant warning of the safety 
problems. The latest accident follows 
the deaths of two BE&K employees on 
the job. Federal OSHA investigators 
have initiated a full scale investigation 
of the project. 

Union members form 
Southern caravan 

BE&K has become a target of the 
Paperworkers' caravan which is criss- 
crossing the South to inform commu- 
nities of the threat imposed by BE&K 
and International Paper. Paperworkers 
and Building Tradesmen have rallied in 
over 20 cities to call attention to the 
union-busting activities of these two 

UBC International Representative 
Dick Bowling is traveling with a caravan 
of approximately 30 union members, 
which has been established to cover the 
southern region of the country. The 
caravan started its activities in Mobile, 
Ala., where BE&K is providing strike- 
breaking services to IP, enabling the 
company to lock out 1200 Paperwork- 
ers. From Mobile, they have traveled 
over the past few weeks to pulp and 
paper mills throughout Alabama, Mis- 
sissippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. 

"In mill towns throughout the South, 
Building Tradesmen and Paperworkers 
are uniting to fight the threat to fair 
work and living standards posed by 
BE&K," noted Representative Bowl- 

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The stars in the 
map at left indicate 
mill sites where 
UBC members ini- 
tiated anti-BE & K 
activities last 
month. The dots in- 
dicate additional 
mill sites facing 
demonstrations this 
month. Several 
Building Trades 
unions are support- 
ing the effort to 
alert the public and 
industry to BE & 
K's continued anti- 
union stance. 

APRIL 1988 


I r 1 1 I 


Every Congress since 1976 has rejected efforts 
by anti-union senators and representatives to sub- 
ject workers to federal extortion penalties by 
amending the Hobbs Act. Labor is working to en- 
sure that the 100th Congress does so as well. 

In February, Senator Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) 
introduced legislation that would repeal the Su- 
preme Court's 1973 Enmons decision, which pro- 
tected striking workers from prosecution under the 
Hobbs Act. 

The Hobbs Act is an amendment to the federal 
Anti-Racketeering Act of 1934, which prohibits the 
taking of another person's money or property 
through illegal means. Passed in 1946, the Hobbs 
Act closed a federal loophole that hampered prose- 
cution of certain types of criminal activities. 

Thurmond's bill (S.2036) would make union vio- 
lence or the threat of union violence during a labor 
dispute a federal crime under provisions of the 
Hobbs Act. The bill would not, however, subject 
employers to the same federal prosecution stat- 
ute — even if they committed the same offense. 

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that activities 
to achieve legitimate union objectives, such as 
higher wages, do not constitute extortion as defined 
by the Hobbs Act. Ever since that ruling, opponents 
have sought to overturn that decision. 

Clearly, the intent of S.2036 supporters is to give 
employers more leverage to harass union workers 
engaged in legitimate labor disputes. 

Moreover, the legislation is unnecessary. Under 
current law, no labor member or official is immune 
to state or local prosecution if he/she commits an 
illegal act during a labor dispute. 


If you think the friendly skies are getting more 
dangerous, you're right. The National Transporta- 
tion Safety Board says that U.S. airlines flying 
scheduled flights in large aircraft had more acci- 
dents last year than in the previous 13 years. Four 
major crashes that killed 231 people occurred in 
1987. Even President Reagan, who started off his 
presidency by busting the Air Traffic Controllers' 
union, had a near miss in Air Force One. 


Only about one-quarter of the nation's jobless 
received unemployment insurance benefits last win- 
ter, leaving 5.1 million people without work or bene- 
fits, a private research group says. 

"This is the lowest it's ever been since they 
started keeping statistics on the program" in 1955, 
Isaac Shapiro, senior research analyst for the Cen- 
ter on Budget and Policy Priorities, said. 

The center is a politically moderate organization 
that studies the impact of state and federal policies 
on low- and moderate-income people. 

Only 25.4% of the jobless received unemploy- 
ment insurance benefits in October. The remaining 
74.6% did not, the center found in its study, based 
on Labor Department statistics. 

The previous recorded low for those receiving 
benefits was 25.8% and occurred in October 1985, 
the center said in the study. 

Carolyn Golding, director of unemployment insur- 
ance for the Labor Department, said she was not 
surprised by the center's findings. 

"It is true that a significant number of people . . . 
don't qualify for insurance because they've not 
worked. For example, youth coming out of high 
school," she said. "The same would be true for 
people who have been out of work for a long time — 
housewives returning to the job market, people who 
have exhausted their benefits without finding a new 


Despite over-the-year job gains, unemployment 
remained at high levels during 1987 in several re- 
gions of the nation — the Midwest, South Central, 
Southwest, Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest, 
according to the Labor Department. 

States that continued to average double-digit job- 
less rates in 1987 were Louisiana, 12.0%; Alaska 
and West Virginia, 10.8%; and Mississippi, 10.2%. 

Seven states had average jobless rates in 1987 
between 8.0% and 9.9%, while 15 reported average 
jobless rates ranging from 6.0% to 7.9%). New 
Hampshire continued to have the lowest average 
jobless rate at 2.5%. 

States with jobless rates that increased over the 
year were Colorado, up from 7.4% in 1 986 to 7.7% 
in 1987; Minnesota, up from 5.3% to 5.4%; Mis- 
souri, up from 6.1% to 6.3%; Nevada, up from 6.0% 
to 6.3%; and Utah, up from 6.0% to 6.4%. Alaska's 
rate was unchanged at 10.8%. 


The AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades 
affiliates have good reason to toot their horns. 

"The Builders," the department publication, re- 
ported that the union construction workers who re- 
stored the crumbling west face of the U.S. Capitol 
finished the huge project nine months ahead of time 
and $20 million under budget. 

The all-union crews stripped 35 coats of paint, 
inserted 7,000 feet of steel rods and molded new 
limestone blocks to replace some of the 1 70-year- 
old originals. 


Lake States industrial locals 

meet to explore 

multi-state council 

Cost Savings and Benefits for Members Listed 

UBC industrial local unions from 
throughout the Midwestern States met 
in Elgin, 111., recently to take a hard 
look at setting up an area-wide council. 

The March 27-28 meeting drew nearly 
200 people from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio 
and Wisconsin. The turnout was even 
higher than expected, with some locals 
bringing full carloads of delegates. 

The area-wide council, being called 
the Great Lakes Regional Industrial 
Council, is intended to give greater 
collective bargaining strength to locals 
throughout the region. It will also make 
it possible to negotiate and deliver im- 
proved health care and pension benefits 
which are more cost effective than many 
of the plans presently in place. 

Charley Bell, executive secretary of 
the Indiana Industrial Council and pres- 

ident of the infant Great Lakes Council, 
welcomed the delegates by saying, "This 
council will change your lives. It is in 
the strongest trade union tradition to 
unify workers to consolidate enough 
strength to obtain a higher standard of 
living, improve conditions in the mills 
and factories and fight off big corpo- 
rations that would undercut our union. '" 

Guest speaker Mike Draper, execu- 
tive secretary. Western Council of In- 
dustrial Workers, outlined the progress 
achieved in the Western States through 
their broad-based council. 

He said, "The existing wage and 
benefit package on the West Coast was 
not achieved overnight, but over a long 
period of time, with the support of our 

Draper went on to say that, "Our 
members believe in this system of bar- 

gaining because they've seen it work. 
It may not be perfect but I believe it's 
the best available today." 

Dan Walbrun, UBC representative, 
gave a presentation on how a regional 
industrial council works and how it can 
be an effective force in bargaining. 

"A regional council provides a struc- 
ture to deal with changes taking place 
in US industry today. We can no longer 
deal with national and international cor- 
porations on a plant by plant basis, and 
with over 300 industrial agreements in 
the Midwest the time has come for 
coordinated and pattern bargaining," 
said Walburn. 

"The Western Council provides us 
with a model for carrying out coordi- 
nated bargaining. Their health care, 
pension and defense funds provide a 
solid fundation for negotiating benefits 
and for defending workers' rights," 
concluded Walburn. 

Defense Fund — The proposal for 
a Great Lakes Industrial Council in- 
cludes the formation of a defense fund. 
The object of the fund would be to 
make regular weekly payments to mem- 
bers who are on strike. Walbrun said, 
"The ability to support members during 
a dispute is critical to winning strikes, 
and the mere existence of a defense 
fund sends the correct message to em- 
ployers. It puts extra strength behind 
the unions' bargaining proposals." 

Health Plan — Providing full-serv- 
ice health care benefits to union mem- 
bers is one of the most difficult chal- 
lenges faced by negotiators today. Health 
insurance premiums are exploding each 
year, with increases ranging from 15% 
to 35%. These increases make it nearly 
impossible for health plans to maintain 
a well-rounded, comprehensive set of 
benefits. Benefits are being scaled down, 
claims are being squeezed and workers 
are being required to pay a higher and 
higher share of the premium or greater 
out-of-pocket expenses when visiting a 
doctor or hospital. 

For example, a survey of 63 UBC 
industrial health care plans presently in 
effect in seven midwestem states showed 
that half required an employee contri- 
bution to the monthly health insurance 

One approach to this immense and 
growing problem is to establish a multi- 
employer health and welfare trust that 
can produce cost savings, eliminate 
employee contributions towards the 
monthly premium and provide a com- 
plete set of medical/surgical/hospital 
benefits for employees and their de- 

Continued on Page 22 



Naturalization effort 
gaining momentum 


workers become 

legal residents 

UBC local unions in South Florida, 
South Texas and California have been 
working since last summer to assist 
immigrants among their membership to 
become legal residents under the new 
Immigration Law. UBC representatives 
are assisting both community agencies 
and undocumented workers in com- 
pleting the application step under the 
amnesty rule. 

Houston effort 

Richard R. Arispe, UBC interna- 
tional representative assigned to the 
UBC Texas Union Immigrant Assist- 
ance Project Office in Houston, Texas, 
assisted the 50,000th applicant for am- 
nesty. Daniel Sheridan, the 50,000th 
applicant, moved to Houston from Ire- 
land in 1981. For being the 50,000th 
applicant, Sheridan received gift certif- 
icates for flowers, furniture, a haircut 
and 25 pounds of meat. There were 
photographs and interviews by the me- 
dia. But more importantly to Sheridan 
was the laminated employment card he 

"It's the happiest moment of my 
life," Sheridan said after he filed his 
application. 'Tt's a great country." 

The Houston Legalization Center has 
turned out to be the busiest in the 
country. While other immigration of- 


This adveriiscment 
was run in Houston 
papers by the UBC 
Texas Union Immi- 
grant Assistance 
Project Office. The 
purpose was to in- 
form immigrant fami- 
lies of the profes- 
sional assistance 
available to them 
through the union. 


Daniel Sheridan. 32. moved to Houston from Ire- 
land in 1981 and became the 50,000th person to 
submit an amnesty application to the local office 
of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Serv- 
ice. The Houston office leads the nation in the 
number of applications under the program that 
started in May. Shown with Sheridan are Bennie 
Garzia and Ruben Cantu, international represen- 
tatives and Sheridan's fiancee Maureen Akers. 



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Ruben Cantu, advisor, far left, and Richard Arispe, UBC Texas Union Immigrant 
Assistance Project Office, far right, accompany people they have assisted with the 
legalization process. Kim Cosley, second from left, specializes in helping the INS 
authorized agencies. The four applicants pictured here are Daniel Torres, Martin Be- 
cerra, Fito Gomez and Oscar Zelava. 



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Approximately 500 attended a program sponsored by the 
LCLAA last May. The program was designed to inform immi- 
grants on the new Amnesty Reform Law which had just taken 
effect. A panel was available after the showing of a videotape, 
"Talk to Those Yon Can Trust" at a program sponsored by the 
LCLAA in Miami, Fla., last May. UBC international represent- 
ative, Jose "Pepe" Collado is addressing participants. The 

panel consisted of Father Frank O'Laughlin, Catholic Church: 
Maritza Herrera, Nicaraguan-American Association: Jack 
Otero, LCLAA National president: Pepe Collado. UBC Int'l. 
Rep. and LCLAA Dade County Chapter president speaking: 
Mario Diaz-Balart. representative for Mayor Xavier Siiarez: Dr. 
Guillermo Grenier. director of the Center of Labor Research 
and Studies of Florida International University: and Cesar Gai- 
tan, Nicaraguan Workers Union in E.xile. 

fices in Texas and around the country 
have resorted to giveaways, weekend 
hours and celebrity appearances to lure 
applicants- in. the Houston office has 
already met its goal. 

"We don't need to shake the bushes." 
said Richard Rios. director of the Hous- 
ton center. "We feel we've done our 
homework and gotten the word out to 
the people." 

The UBC Texas Union Immigrant 
Assistance Project office has helped to 
get the word out with advertisements 
such as the one shown on the previous 
page. The Houston office estimates they 
will process at least 70,000 applications 
before the center stops taking applica- 
tions at midnight May 4. 

South Florida Action 

The South Florida Carpenters Dis- 
trict Council, on the other hand, is 
seeing different results. Under the law. 
immigrants have to prove they have 

been in the country since 1982. Many 
of the immigrants in Florida have come 
after 1982. due to the unrest in Central 
America, and are not eligible for the 
amnesty program. 

"We have been working with the 
community centers, although it has not 
had a great effect on our membership," 
said Jose "Pepe" Collado, UBC inter- 
national representative and president of 
the Labor Council for Latin American 
Advancement in Dade County. 

The LCLAA presented a program at 
the end of May where they showed the 
videotape in Spanish "Talk to Those 
You Can Trust." Following the video, 
a panel was available for a question and 
answer session. 

Approximately 500 people attended 
the program. A good number of them 
however, were Nicaraguans. according 
to Collado. This group came to the 
United States after 1982 and aren't 
covered by the amnesty program. 

Carpenter locals participating in the 

program were Locals 115, 125 and 1554, 
all of Miami. 

Seed money in LA 

To get the immigration program started 
in Los Angeles, several of the AFL- 
CIO union affiliates contributed $15,000 
each as seed money. The UBC Los 
Angeles District Council was part of 
this group. 

"The money was used to hire the 
office staff, paralegals and to get the 
program started. Unfortunately, we are 
now running out of money," said Ar- 
mando Vergara, international repre- 
sentative, Los Angeles County District 

Recent figures put out by the Immi- 
grant Assistance Project (lAP) show 
5,865 clients served. The total number 
who were union members was 3.456. 

The major problem being faced in the 
Continued on Page 38 


Pablo Alvarez Salazar and Ter- 
esa Rosales Rodriguez get 
some advice from site supervi- 
sor Ken Smith, left, at one of 
five union counseling centers 
opened in Los Angeles. Twelve 
unions, including the UBC's 
Los Angeles District Council, 
have donated $250,000 for the 
immigrant assistance project. 
At far right, Armando Vergara 
of the LA Council, left, pre- 
sented a check for $15,000 to 
Eernesto Medrano of the AFL- 
CIO Immigration Project. 

APRIL 1988 

The rights of thousands of workers are threatened daily by 
employers' forced use of polygraphs. The truth about these "lie 
detectors" is that they do not work. The tests are unscientific, 
and. if they measure anything, it is stress, not truth. Some 
experts believe the machines are less accurate than a coin flip! 

Arhansiis members lead 

fight against polygraph 

*lie detectors* by employers 

Congress takes action to outlaw the unreliable machines 

They have waited almost eight years 
for justice, and it may take a little longer 
but 15 workers terminated by the Alli- 
ance Rubber Co., Hot Springs, Ark., 
after being forced to take polygraph 
tests, are still determined to get rein- 
stated with back pay. Three other work- 
ers, who were discriminatorily fired 
during the union organizing campaign, 
have similar back pay and reinstatement 
rights coming. One of the 18 workers 
has died, but the 17 remaining employ- 
ees are sticking it out, with the support 
of the United Brotherhood's Southern 
Council of Industrial Workers. 

In 1980 15 of the workers were hooked 
up to a polygraph machine by the com- 
pany, a manufacturer of rubber bands, 
and asked intimidating questions about 
their support of a union. It then dis- 
missed them for what it termed "eco- 
nomic reasons." 

Those fired included some of the most 
experienced and most productive work- 

Most of them had admitted, when 
hooked up to a so-called lie detector, 
that they were friendly to the organizing 

efforts of the Southern Council of In- 
dustrial Workers. 

Some had merely refused to give a 
polygraph examiner the names of fellow 
workers who supported a union. But 
the day after the polygraph interrogra- 
tions were completed, only two known 
union supporters were still on the pay- 
roll. Three other workers were termi- 
nated for pretextual reasons in retalia- 
tion for actual or suspected union 

The United Brotherhood filed unfair 
labor practice charges, and the NLRB 
clock began ticking. It's still ticking. 

The case has become a horror story 
on the weakness of federal labor law 
and the NLRB's enforcement prob- 
lems, as well as on the use of lie detector 
devices as a union-busting tactic. 

Back in 1982, an NLRB administra- 
tive law judge ordered the 18 fired 
workers reinstated with back pay. He 
found the company guilty of "coercive 
interrogation and threats of economic 
reprisals" against union supporters that 
were "carried out by its supervisors 
and agents." 

The company refused to comply, and 
requested an NLRB review. 

The normally slow process of review 
by a three-member NLRB panel 
stretched out over more than five years. 
One reason was the constantly changing 
membership of the five-person labor 
board during the Reagan administra- 
tion. At least two panels set up to review 
the case had to be reconstituted because 
of membership changes. 

Finally, last September 30, an NLRB 
panel issued a 2-1 decision upholding 
the back pay and reinstatement order. 
Members Wilford W. Johansen and 
James M. Stephens supported the ad- 
ministrative law judge. Chairman Don- 
ald L. Dotson sided with the company, 
contending that there was no "proof 
that the polygraph examiners who in- 
terrograted the workers were acting as 
"agents" of the employer. 

At latest report, the company had 
still not complied. The NLRB will now 
have to obtain an enforcement order 
from a federal appellate court to make 
its decision stick. That could take a 
year or more — much more if company 
attorneys use every legal step to contest 
the ruling. 

The facts of the case have never been 
in serious dispute. 

The Alliance management hired a 
polygraph firm headed by one Robert 
A. Blankenship to interrogate employ- 
ees at the Hot Springs plant. The pur- 
ported reason was to investigate reports 
of employee "misconduct." 

It was just coincidence, the company 
insists, that a union organizing cam- 
paign happened to be under way. 

Administrative Law Judge Lawrence 
M. Cullen's decision summed up what 
he termed the "unrebutted" testimony: 

"Blankenship inquired as to employ- 
ees' knowledge of union activities, 
whether they had signed a card, were 
members of a union, attended union 

He also "inquired into the identity 
of the union adherents and suggested 
names of employees who might be en- 
gaged in union activities. This ques- 
tioning was sometimes followed up by 
statements by Blankenship that he al- 
ready knew who the union adherents 
were so the employee ought to tell him, 
and that employees ought to be con- 
cerned about their own jobs." 

As the majority of the NLRB panel 
noted when it reviewed and upheld the 
law judge's findings, the workers were 
questioned about their union views in 
an isolated room, hooked up to equip- 
ment measuring their physical reac- 

"Such questioning would plainly tend 
to chill the organizing activity," the 
NLRB majority noted with some un- 



Dotson's dissent said his colleagues 
based their finding that the polygraph 
examiners had acted as agents of the 
employer on "inferences and assump- 
tions that are purely speculative."" 

The two NLRB members in the ma- 
jority retorted that there was "ample 
evidence"" to conclude that the layoff 
was discriminatory and that the em- 
ployer was well aware that "the sudden 
enforced departure of 1 1 out of 13 union 
supporters would be likely to put the 
brakes on an organizing campaign.'" 

The U.S. Congress, meanwhile was 
considering bills to ban the use of so- 
called "lie detectors"" by private sector 
employers. The House of Representa- 
tives has passed bills to outlaw the 
unreliable machines for two years in a 
row. The most recent, H.R. 1212, was 
passed by the House November 4. 

This bill was passed after 10 hours 
of debate and the defeat of several 
weakening amendments. Forty-six Re- 
publicans joined the Democratic ma- 
jority in voting in favor of H.R. 1212. 

Like its House counterpart, S.1904 
was recently passed by the Senate to 
ban most polygraph testing by private 
employers. This took place in a 69-27 
vote. The bill bars almost all private 
employers from giving polygraph tests 
to job applicants, and it bars random 
or regular polygraph testing of workers 
after they are hired. Security guard 
firms are exempted, and public em- 
ployees are not included. 

According to the Senate bill, an em- 
ployer could not require any employee 
to take a test. Nor could he penalize 
anyone for refusing to do so, as it 
happened in Arkansas, or take disci- 
plinary action based solely on the tests 
results. A worker could only be asked 
to take a test if it were part of an 
investigation of a theft or other eco- 
nomic loss and the employer had "rea- 
sonable cause "' to believe that the worker 
was concealing knowledge of the mat- 

Although polygraph tests are noto- 
rious for their inaccuracy, many private 
employers have been using these tests 
to interrogate job applicants and invade 
the private lives of their employees. 
The passing of these two bills will 
hopefully put an end to this invasion. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
applauded the Senate "in recognizing 
that lie detectors can be used in blatant 
assaults on a worker's right of privacy . " " 
He urged speedy action by House- 
Senate conferees in ironing out differ- 
ences between the two bills "so Amer- 
ican workers can have the protection 
they need." 


A presidential liat filled with jobs 

Reprinted from the Detroit Building Tradesman 

While organized labor is on hold in 
endorsing a presidential candidate in 
order to determine a good fit for labor's 
agenda, there's one — pseudo-candi- 
date — in New York Times columnist 
Tom Wicker. 

Wicker, from the start, establishes 
that none of the presidential candidates 
have platforms worth the paper they're 
written on, so he may as well throw his 
hat in the ring and fill it with his own 
ideas on what the nation needs. 

Wicker, writing on the Detroit Free 
Press's editorial page column "Other 
"Voices" initiates a presidential platform 
that "aims to put people to work re- 
building this country." 

Wicker offers a very seductive pack- 
age to the unemployed as well as the 
building trades. He suggests a massive 
reconstruction of the nation's infra- 
structure, from highway bridges and a 
good public transit system to sewage 
and water systems, and includes low- 
cost housing and energy-saving insu- 
lation of millions of structures along the 

"Call that public works, if you want; 
that's what the Interstate Highway Sys- 
tem was in the 1950s. Its construction, 
together with the spinoffs and devel- 
opment it produced, transformed the 

"I call it putting people to work at 
decent pay, at jobs in which they can 
learn skills and leadership, and in which 
many people can become useful citizens 
and taxpayers. I call it a proposal to 
release needed new energies all across 
the economy." 

Wicker noted that the official unem- 
ployment rate stands at 6%, but doesn't 
include those who've never had jobs 
and those who've lost jobs and have 
been discouraged from looking for oth- 

Nor does it tell you how many mil- 
hons of Americans, who lost high-pay- 
ing industrial jobs owing to plant fail- 
ures and cutbacks, have found new jobs 
only in the service sector — paying less 
than what they used to make — or how 
many wives have had to take jobs to 
supplement their husband's income. 

The obvious question on the tip of 
one's tongue is: How can we pay for 
all that? 

Without missing a beat, Wicker con- 

tinues. "First, for every point the un- 
employment rate declines, the annual 
federal deficit will be reduced by about 
$30 billion. That revenue will stem from 
increased tax revenues from people 
rejoining the work force and to falling 
outlays for unemployment compensa- 
tion and welfare for the jobless." 

Secondly, Wicker offers to cut the 
nation's "outsized, unfair and indefen- 
sible share of the defense costs of Japan 
and the European allies." America 
spends $150 billion annually for its gen- 
eral purpose forces in Europe alone, 
Wicker notes. 

Why us, when the European Eco- 
nomic Community has a population 
larger than ours and a combined gross 
national product greater than ours and 
is "entirely capable of making good the 
U.S. force reductions necessary to shore 
up our national strength by perhaps $50 
billion a year. That goes for Japan, 

This is not a retreat from superpower 
responsibility. Wicker says. 

"As President Eisenhower knew and 
acted upon, no nation can be powerful 
abroad if it's weak at home. 

"The U.S. economy — not troops in 
Germany and Korea — is this country's 
first line of defense, and we're going to 
rebuild it." 

Wicker does not opt for more taxes, 
like other candidates have. Instead he 
opts to investing in the economy rather 
than taking money out of it, with one 
exception. "I'll stand and fight for one 
new tax — on the astronomical interest 
cost of loans to promote unproductive 
mergers, takeovers and buyouts." 

In conclusion, Wicker envisions new 
technologies and means of communi- 
cation to make this more than ever an 
interdependent world. 

"As president, I intend to lead the 
nation toward global cooperation on 
population control, preserving the en- 
vironment, feeding the poor — above all 
on sensible and necessary economic 
planning for the well-being of man- 

Appropriately, the article's headline 
read: "Here's a platform you can stand 
on" — and there's a certainty that many 
Hardhats would stand behind such an 



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Norris Brothers* 
team extends 
life of Union 
Carbide*s Linde 
oxygen plant 

All three motors were hoisted and trucked 
away. Compressors were torn down and 
inspected for worn and/or failed parts. 

Weight was a major criterion in selection of a crane. Positioning of the crane would also 
be delicate. Because of nearby 13,800 V powerlines, the crane's site of operation was 
limited to one area. 

The Transportation Engineer, official pub- 
lication of the Speciahzed Carriers and Rig- 
ging Association, selected it as "The Mill- 
wright Job of the Year." 

It was a contract between Union Carbide's 
Linde Division and Norris Brothers Co. Inc. 
of Cleveland, Ohio, to extend the life of 
Linde's oxygen plant at a USX steel mill in 
Lorain. Ohio. Norris Brothers was to re- 
move and inspect all machinery used for the 
production and distribution of various gases 
used in the steel-making process. 

And we're talking heavy work — thru com- 
pressor drive motors of 53,800 pounds each 
and other heavy components, a crane with 
140 feet of boom, a super-clean installation 
for the oxygen flow and safety precautions 
all along the way. 

It was an all-union job by members of 
Millwrights Local 1871 of Cleveland — a crew 
of 16 men working on a single shift basis. 

which included four of Norris Brothers' 
fulltime supervisors, one at each main work 
front. The supervisors were responsible for 
collecting data throughout the job and work- 
ing with the project manager and the Linde 
maintenance superintendent to insure proper 
rebuilding of the machinery once it was 

Formal planning for the project began 
about six months before the start of the job. 
A primary concern was safety — hard hats, 
safety glasses, hearing protection, no smok- 
ing and all work fronts would be monitored 
by a hazardous work permit or "red ball." 
Specific safety requirements such as safety 
belts and entry into closed vessels were to 
be worked out at daily safety discussions 
once the job got under way. 

The three compressor drive motors would 
require the services of a fairly large mobile 
crane. Thus, a second objective identified 

during planning was for the selection, by 
Norris Brothers, of the most suitable crane 
and the best lifting method for the removal 
of the motors. These would then be trucked 
to a motor service shop for electrical main- 

The keeping of proper records during 
disassembly of the machinery would allow 
technical analysis of the conditions found to 
be provided. Recommendations for im- 
provements that would lead to increased 
machine availability were invited, including 
the interpretation of bearing wear patterns, 
the examination of gear tooth mesh patterns, 
analysis of couphng alignment in the 'as- 
found' condition and' a review of the need 
for possible improved realignment. 

No firm completion date or man-hour 
estimate was made because the amount of 
repair of the machinery necessary would not 
be known until the teardown was completed, 
so only anticipated estimates of man-hours 
to perform the work were practical in this 

Weight was a major limiting factor in 
selecting the most appropriate crane for the 
job — especially in respect of the Base Load 
Air Compressor (BLAC) motor. The crane's 
working radius would also be large since 
Norris did not want to swing the hoisted 
motor over the other plant which was in 

Positioning of the crane would also be 
delicate. Because of nearby 13,800'V power 
lines the crane's site of operations would be 
limited to one area. Boom length was the 
limiting factor as far as the other large motors 
{the Booster Air Compressor — BAC — and 
the Base Load Oxygen Compressor — 
BLOC — motors) were concerned. 

It was decided after researching available 
cranes in the greater Cleveland area that a 
Manitowoc 3900T Series II crane with 140 
feet (42.8m) of boom would cover the lifting 
requirements of all three motors. 

Details of the parameters of the lift were 
also recorded. In order to place the crane at 
a 54 foot (16.5m) radius to pick the 10,000hp 
motor, counterweight swing clearance was 
compromised. This required Norris to design 
and erect a temporary bridge on which to 
land the 53,800 pound motor. Then the crane 
was repositioned where it could pick the 
motor and swing to the carry-all for trans- 
porting to the motor repair shop. A second 
repositioning put the crane in the right spot 
to pick the other two motors, after which 
they could be removed and loaded on a 

All three motors were hoisted and trucked 
away on July 18, 1986. Compressors were 
torn down and inspected for worn or failed 
parts, while records on 'as-found' clearances 
were kept. As each machine was reassem- 
bled, new clearances were recorded. 

All assembly clearances were kept within 
the manufacturer's specifications, and each 
of Norris Brothers' supervisors kept notes 
throughout the course of the job. All data 
was assembled in a Turnaround Inspection 
Report by the project manager at the end of 
the job and submitted to the Linde mainte- 
nance superintendent. 

Norris personnel fit new bearings to the 
compressor shafts by working with Linde's 
machine shop for final precisions fits. Bear- 
Continued on Page 24 



Brotherhood leaders met with leaders of the Paperworkers union at the UBC General Offices in Washington to plan initial activities. 
Plans for "BE & K Alert" were announced, as both unions "turn up the heat." 

United Brotherhood and International Paperworkers 
schedule joint efforts in forest products industry 

Solidarity committee formed 

The United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and the United Paperworkers Union 
announced March 24 the formation of 
a solidarity committee to carry out joint 
programs in the forest products indus- 

General President Sigurd Lucassen 
said, "This represents a major step in 
putting together our strengths to deal 
with problems that are common to both 
unions. It has become clear during the 
last several years that no union alone 
can withstand the challenges of unwar- 
ranted corporate take-back demands, 
union breaking tactics and threatened 
mill closings with job blackmail threats. 
To combat this new aggressive corpo- 
rate behavior unions must consolidate 
their strength." 

Wayne Glenn, president of the United 
Paperworkers International Union, said, 
"Prolonged and bitter strikes in the 
paper industry have proven to us that 
we must form working alliances with 
other unions to put together the re- 
sources and programs to defend our 
collective bargaining contracts against 
powerful and greedy corporations bent 
on rolling wages and working standards 
back to the turn of the century. We are 
saying no to these unnecessary and 
unwarranted demands and backing up 

our statement with a concrete plan of 

The two unions announced a "BE & 
K Alert" which calls on all local unions 
to notify the headquarters office when 
the construction company BE & K 
appears at a papermill for construction 
or maintenance work. BE & K is a 
construction company that has made it 
a policy to undercut union construction 
standards in papermill construction 
projects and has provided strikebreak- 
ing services to paper companies who 
desire to force Paperworkers out on 
strike so they can be replaced. 

"Our two unions are turning up the 
heat on BE & K to make sure paper 
companies realize they'll have genuine 
problems if they try to bring in this 
renegade contractor to undermine de- 
cent work standards, to divide and 
injure communities and to replace strik- 
ing paperworkers who are trying to 
defend hard-won contract gains." said 

The two-union Solidarity Committee 
also announced they are undertaking a 
thorough study of forest industry em- 
ployers common to the two unions and, 
out of this study, will develop tactics 
and strategies for assisting one another 

in major contract bargaining. Mutual 
assistance programs have already been 
carried out at Champion and Georgia- 
Pacific mill locations to protest unrea- 
sonable positions taken by these com- 
panies in contract negotiations. "These 
sorts of efforts will be escalated in the 
future under the direction of this Soli- 
darity Committee." said Glenn. 

"The formation of the Solidarity 
Committee comes at a time when both 
unions prepare to enter a heavy bar- 
gaining schedule in 1988 and 1989 with 
major forest products employers," said 
Lucassen. "We want the big integrated 
companies hke Boise Cascade, Cham- 
pion. Stone Container, International 
Paper, Georgia-Pacific and Weyerhaeu- 
ser to understand that they will no 
longer be permitted to separate one or 
two mills from the others and extract 
unreasonable concessions. We will have 
far greater strength to bargain fair and 
just contracts in the months and years 
ahead as this effort is built and strength- 
ened," concluded Glenn. 

Serving on the Committee are the 
presidents of the two unions and key 
leaders who handle and coordinate con- 
tract negotiations with the large forest 
products companies. 

APRIL 1988 


Lucassen named 
to labor posts; 
Campbell lauded 

The winter meetings of the AFL-CIO 
executive council, held in Florida in 
February, were a time of transition for 
the UBC's retired president. Patrick J. 
Campbell, and its new president, Sigurd 

Campbell retired from his posts on 
the AFL-CIO's top governing body and 
from the departmental posts he held, 
and Lucassen succeeded to them. 

The AFL-CIO executive council 
adopted "a resolution of respect and 
admiration" for Campbell, stating in 
part: "The knowledge, experience and 
wisdom of Patrick Campbell have been 
invaluable to the work of this council 
in the fields of civil rights, housing, 
organizing and occupational safety and 
health, bringing lasting benefits to 
workers throughout the nation." 

Lucassen was sworn in as a new 
council member, and he conferred with 
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland and 
Secretary-treasurer Tom Donahue re- 
garding the work of the council. He 
was also elected to the executive coun- 
cil of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union 
Department and to the board of the 
Maritime Trades. He had earlier been 
elected to the council of general presi- 
dents of the Building and Construction 
Trades Department. 

Jobs with Justice 
rally in Portland, 
Oregon, on June 8 

In his first official action as a council 
member of the AFL-CIO's Industrial 
Union Department, General Presi- 
dent Lucassen announced at a lUD 
press conference that the UBC's 
Western Council of Industrial Work- 
ers will spearhead a Jobs for Justice 
rally in Portland, Ore., on June 8 in 
preparation for difficult negotiations 
this year in the wood products indus- 

"lUD's Jobs for Justice rallies have 
provided workers the opportunity to 
take to the streets together to mobilize 
against those who threaten fair worker 
standards and the dignity of American 
workers." Lucassen told reporters. 

Union-Industries Show 

New Orleans, often called "the citv that 
care forgot." will host the 1988 AFL-CIO 
Union-Industries Show. May 6-9. at the 
Rivergate Exhibition Center. Doors open at 
1 p.m. each day and close at 10 p.m.. except 
for the final night, when it closes at 9 p.m. 
Admission is free. 

The president of the AFL-CIO. 
Lane Kirkland, right, above, and 
the secretary-treasurer. Tom Dona- 
hue, center, welcome General Presi- 
dent Lucassen to the AFL-CIO ex- 
ecutive council. At upper right. 
Lucassen in his first council session. 
At right, the general president 
spoke with U.S. House Speaker Jim 
Wright, who was a visitor to the 
council sessions. 

Button-Day action at Georgia Pacific plants 

The 14.000 union members employed at 
Georgia-Pacific plants across North America 
flashed special "Just Say No!" buttons at 
their workplaces on February 18. The but- 
tons — worn by Paperworkers. Woodwork- 
ers and UBC members protested the com- 
pany's refusal to bargain fair labor contracts. 
Workers in seven G-P plants have refused 
to accept company demands for "takea- 


Ernie Peters and Ron Southwick of Local 
2554, Lebanon, Ore. show their buttons as 
they leave a G-P parking lot. 

In Lewisville, Miss., members of Local 
3181 and other trade unionists stood to- 
gether for justice on the Job. 

Marvin Lomis and Chris Christensen of 
Local 2554. Lebanon. Ore., carry lunch 
boxes and button to the job. 

At a G-P plant in Springfield. Ore., were 
Harold Grantham. Don Horn. Mel Ander- 
son. Delores Thomas and Jeriy Gorton. 



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Newfoundland loggers hold second stewards school 

Loggers Local 2564, Grand Falls. Newfoundland, held lis 
second annual job stewards school at the Mount Peyton Hotel 
in Grand Falls. With a special etnphasis placed on leadership, 
the stewards studied a wide range of programs covering all 
aspects of labor relations. Representatives of the Workers Com- 
pensation Commission. Unemployment Insurance Cotnmission 
and Occupational Health and Safety participated in the session. 
The theme for this year's school was "Workers Helping Work- 
ers to Better Their Lives." 

Union members from various small plants, saw mills, wood- 
lands and silviculture operations of Abilibi-Price mills in Grand 
Falls and Stephenville, as well as workers from the Corner 
Brook pulp and paper mill joined in the sessions. The 30 mem- 

bers from across the province attending the school were, front, 
Lindy Vincent, Pat Paul, Stan Pinksen, Bob Cooze, conductor, 
Frank Armstrong, Ron Langdon and Roland Hart. 

Second row, Bram Flight, trustee; Monty Sullivan, warden; 
Walter Scott, financial secretary; William Butt, Freeman Day, 
recording secretary; Henry Ralph, Paul Sullivan and Rankin 

Third rotv, Larry Hynes, vice president; Harold Newbury, 
Edmund Fudge, Joe Porter, Ed Whalen, trustee; Gonzo Gil- 
lingham. international representative; and Allan Warford. 

Back row, Richard Vincent, Scott Skiffington, trustee; Wilf 
Warren, president; Ed Dwyer, treasurer; Calvin Gillard, Wes 
Loveless, Ron Hart and Chris Pike. 

Arthur Clark's navy Georgia members recreate plant for float 

Arthur Clark, member of Local 255, 
Bloomingburg, N.Y., has finished his last 
project before retiring from the Union. It 
is a simulated sea-going tug built on a 
1976 Dodge and designed to pull a 40-foot 
carrier float. It will be displayed at V.F.W. 

To his credit, Clark has also built a 36- 
foot simulated destroyer, which is at the 
entrance to the meeting hall of VFW 7241 
at Port Jervis, N . Y.; a 40' Essex Class 
World War II aircraft carrier; an army 
tank for Milford, Pa., American Legion 
Post 139 which is powered by 1975 Dodge, 
and now the tug. 

VFW 7241 recently named the lug, USS 
Art Clark, after its creator. 

The craftsmen that built the Georgia Power Plant Vogtie in Augusta. Ga., also built a 
replica of the plant last Christmas in the form of a parade float. Journeymen and 
apprentices of Local 283, Augusta, were joined by the Painters of Local 1730 to 
complete the project. 

APRIL 1988 


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Rivetgate Exhibition Center 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

May 6-9, 1988 

Be sure to visit the United Bnntierttooil's 
disptays of crafts and indnstriiil skills, per- 
formed by members of the UBC's New 
Orleans District Council. 

Shop steward course in Albany, New York 

Meinbeii of Local 370 Alhaii\ N \ LomplelLct a ihree-night .shop :steward training 
(.oiiise at the beginning of the \cai It was conducted by John Ragiile, business man- 
ager, and Kevin Thompson, UBC representative. Members attending the course included 
Michael Simonetta, Richard Standhurd, Gary Pidsifer, Tom Mellon, Fred Bouplon, 
William Hilstro, Chris Martin, Charles Martin, Joseph Perrotti, Dove Stevens, Joseph 
Kokernal, Louis Mayone, Roy Anson, Roger Benedict, John Warnken, Bernard Hamill, 
Bob Shaver, Vince Nastasi, Willie Smith, Richard Hammond, Harry Reese, John Ste- 
fanik and Walter Elinski. 

Amoco goes union 
in construction 

The boycott launched against Amoco by 
the Northwestern Indiana Building and Con- 
struction Trades council due to a dispute 
over the hiring of non-union contractors was 
resolved in February, 

The Chicago-based company assured the 
council that it will use only union contractors 
in the future, according to G. Russell Bas- 
sett. Council president. In return, organized 
labor agreed to call off picketing and a 
consumer boycott of Amoco gasoline sta- 
tions. Members were reinstated at full scale 
by Amoco. 

Local 599. Hammond, Ind., members hung 
signs like the one shown here, distributed 
flyers and passed out boycott buttons during 
the four-month dispute. 

Both sides expressed satisfaction with the 
agreement, reached after several weeks of 
negotiations that included a joint meeting 
with the Indiana labor commissioner in Jan- 
uary. Amoco said union construction work- 
ers will return to the refinery "as soon as 
site conditions permit." 

Active unum members as well as retired 
members participated in a rally at the In- 
diana state house during the boycott. This 
group is part of the two bus loads that 
went from the Hammond area for the 

Members of Local 599 went out immedi- 
ately after the boycott ended to lake 
downs signs urging people to boycott 
Amoco. Sliown here are Merlin Zahnon, 
Bill Underwood, Dan Brown, Jim Hornak 
and Harold Btisch. 

Zebrowski honored 
on retirement 

The staff representatives of the Second 
District honored Joseph Zebrowski, repre- 
sentative to the general president, on his 
retirement. The dinner was held at the Phil- 
adelphia Hershey Hotel. He was presented 
with a commemorative plaque and many 
gifts from his friends of the various state 
and district councils affiliated within the 
Second District. 

Board member George Walish of the Sec- 
ond District, left, presented Zebrowski 
with a commemorative plaque at the re- 
tirement dinner. 



Contra Costa Millwrights in 
action at the USS-Posco gate 

Last December, the Contra Costa Building Trades, as- 
sisted by Cement Masons Local 825. Boiiermai<ers Local 
549. Millwrights Local 102 and the Bay District Council of 
Carpenters, passed out 500 bags of food with turkeys. 55 
Christmas trees and approximately $3,000 in checks al the 
USS-Posco job site. 

The food and money was divided among groups such as 
LE. Shelter Inc. (home for the homeless). Hunger Task 
Force, a local Catholic church. Fishes & Loaves (a food 
giveaway group) and a few others. 

The response was great, according to Stan Boren of 
Millwrights Local 102, and the streets leading to the USS 
Posco truck gate and AMK's non-union gate were filled 
with union members in need as well as the local needy as 
the group formed picket lines. 

Mementos framed 

Santa Clans was on hand for the food giveaway. Mike 
Munog, Santa Clans and field representative for the 
United Brotherhood, handed out candy to the crowd of 

Food was bagged and loaded into truclis the morning oj 
the giveaway before he headed down to the site. Needy 
union members as well as local people showed up. 

John Womack of Local 977. Wichita Falls, 
Texas, decided that he didn't want to 
gather together all the pins and mementos 
he has collected over the past 30 years as 
a carpenter and 22 years as a UBC mem- 
ber and drop them into a box somewhere . 
Instead, he monnted them on red-oak ply- 
wood and surrounded them with a white- 
oak frame and displayed them on a wall at 
home. The coins represent important dates 
in his working life. Some memorable pic- 
tures and union books complete the pic- 

For human rights 

Many trade unionists joined a recent dem- 
onstration in Washington, D.C., on behalf 
of human rights. An estimated 200,000 
marched to Capitol Hill to let the Soviets 
general secretary', Mikhail Gorbachev, and 
other world leaders know where Americans 
stand regarding individual freedoms. 
Among the marchers, carrying a United 
Brotherhood placard bearing the union la- 
bel, was Jack Diver, assistant to the gen- 
eral president, center. 

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APRIL 1981 



Tough times are facing the trade unions of West- 
ern Canada, according to John DeMont, writer for 
the Financial Post. 

DelVlont called the sweeping amendments to Sas- 
katchewan's labor laws expected this month as the 
latest indication of this turning of the tide. 

"Confronted by hard-line Conservative govern- 
ments bent on privatization and l<eeping labor 
peace, Western Canada's unions are going through 
one of their most turbulent periods in decades," 
DelVlont stated. 

The mood in Regina is indicative of broader pres- 
sures on Western unions. The struggling West 
economy has made it tough for labor to make much 
headway at the bargaining table, particularly in an 
aggressively right-wing environment. 

"The political pendulum has swung back deci- 
sively to the right in British Columbia and Saskatch- 
ewan," says John Crispo, University of Toronto po- 
litical economist. "In Alberta, things have just 
continued to move further to the right." 

Saskatchewan's unions also feel threatened by 
Premier Grant Devine's sweeping privatization 

Manitoba, with an NDP government, is not only 
the one Western province where labor isn't under 
fire, but also the first jurisdiction in North America to 
allow all unionized workers access to "final offer 
selection" — a system designed to enhance the la- 
bor climate. 


Representatives of 12 U.S., Canadian and inter- 
national labor organizations mapped out a common 
strategy in an attempt to ensure labor input into 
restructuring plans by the Swiss-based multinational 
company. Nestle. 

The labor groups are protesting Nestle's reorgani- 
zation program, called NOVA. A spokesperson for 
the Nestle Labor Council said Nestle officials are 
using NOVA to evaluate management and bargain- 
ing unit jobs for possible elimination, but have re- 
fused to include unions in the evaluation process. 

The company, one of the largest food manufac- 
turers in the world, has thus far refused to provide 
unions with information on possible job losses and 
company restructuring plans. 


A deep split between labor and business is 
threatening the future of a controversial think tank 
funded by the federal government — the Canadian 
Labor Market and Productivity Centre, a joint labor- 
business research and policy center started in 

John Fryer, president of the 273,000-member Na- 
tional Union of Provincial Government Employees, 
resigned recently as a director of the Ottawa-based 
CLMPC. He says other labor directors are threaten- 
ing to follow suit, putting the centre's future in doubt. 

"Symbolically, its demise would be a great blow 
to industrial relations," says Prudeep Kumar, asso- 
ciate director of the Labor Relations Centre at 
Queen's University. 

"This is the first time that labor and business 
have really gotten together in any sort of a national 

Fryer's departure from that forum came after a 
stormy confrontation between the labor and busi- 
ness factions on the CLMPC's 24-member board. 

The issue was minor: a $25,000 study of the 
impact of government privatization programs on 
jobs, wages and service to the public. The study 
had been proposed by Fryer and supported by his 
labor colleagues. 

The labor group, however, was shocked when 
the business faction refused to endorse the study. 


Canada has fallen further behind its trading part- 
ners in productivity growth, figures released by the 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show. 

Between 1977 and 1986, Canada's manufactur- 
ing sector recorded the slowest productivity growth 
among the major 12 developed nations, according 
to the U.S. statistics. Canada was the only nation to 
experience a loss of productivity in 1 986. 

Only British workers are less productive than Ca- 
nadian workers who, along with Italian workers, are 
tied for second-last place. But, British and Italian 
productivity growth is racing ahead of Canada's. 

Although figures for 1987 won't be prepared for 
nearly another year, Robert Denomme, chief econo- 
mist for the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, 
says he doubts Canada's relative performance im- 
proved in the past year. "In 1987, we basically held 
our ground — at best." 


Transportation-Communications Union President 
Richard I. Kilroy warned Canadian labor, business 
and government leaders to beware of rail deregula- 
tion proposals that would inflict Canada's rail sys- 
tems with the same "safety hazards, job losses, 
bankruptcies, corporate concentration, unfair pricing 
and union-bashing" as in the United States. Ad- 
dressing the Canadian Western Transportation Ad- 
visory Council, Kilroy said that U.S. deregulation 
"has all but invalidated the social and economic 
goals which government, labor and industry worked 
so diligently to achieve for nearly a century of regu- 



us and Canadian labor both reject 
Reagan-Mulroney 'Free Trade' Pact 

A so-called free trade pact between 
the U.S. and Canada, signed by Presi- 
dent Ronald Reagan and Canadian Prime 
Minister Brian Mulroney on January 2, 
appears to be pleasing no one in either 
the United States or Canadian labor 

The AFL-CIO recently called upon 
the U.S. Congress to reject the trade 
agreement outright, warning that the 
pact will do little to solve serious trade 
problems between the nations and may 
actually make some of them worse. 

Both labor movements agree that 
governments must play a positive role 
in managing trade relations between the 
two countries, and they reject the no- 
tion that "market forces" alone will 
promote economic growth and equity. 

The AFL-CIO executive council at 
its recent quarterly meeting stated that 
the free trade approach does not ad- 
dress the huge U.S. deficit in trade with 
Canada, nor the large exchange rate 
differential. The council said it objected 
to provisions that would set up separate 
procedures for U.S. -Canadian trade, 
maintain Canadian tariff advantages for 
10 years, open U.S. government pro- 
curement to Canadian bidding, permit 
continued Canadian protection of its 
industries, reduce U.S. energy inde- 
pendence by permitting the export of 
50,000 barrels a day of Alaskan oil and 
banning controls on the import or ex- 
port of electrical power, retain favora- 
ble treatment in the auto trade for 

The collection, ahmc. is nl union pins col- 
lected by Robert "Shorty" Wilson Sr.. Lo- 
cal 283, Augusta. Ga. Contained in the 
handcrafted frame are 148 pins from local 
unions all across America and Canada 
which he picked up through trading and 
buying at the 35th General Convention in 
Toronto. Canada. The collection hangs in 
the union hall for nienibers to enjoy. 

Canada and disadvantage certain U.S. 
mineral industries. 

Many Canadians, on the other hand, 
contend that the agreement would dis- 
rupt the Canadian job market at a time 
when unemployment is still a major 
concern. Meanwhile, there is statistical 
confusion as to the long-range effects 
of the pact. A Canadian Finance De- 
partment spokesman stated in Toronto 
that the agreement would produce a net 
increase of 120,000 jobs in Canada by 
the end of 1993. 

"The 120,000 assumes that the jobs 
will be added to whatever the level of 
economic activity will be at the time," 
Finance Minister Michael Wilson pre- 
dicted. A Finance Department study 
contends that free trade will ultimately 
generate an increase of at least 2.5% in 
the real income of Canadians, flowing 
from lower consumer prices, increased 
capital investment by business and im- 
proved competitiveness and productiv- 
ity in the domestic economy. 

The Canadian Centre for Policy Al- 
ternatives worries, however, about the 
actions which might be taken by mul- 
tinational corporations under free-trade 
conditions. A centre publication states 
that "American multinationals are 
shifting capitals and jobs from one 
country to another, depending upon 
where the highest profits can be reaped. 

"The only control Canada has over 
these global corporations is its ability 
to enact laws and regulations within its 
own borders that they must observe," 
the centre publication observes. "To 
do business in Canada, for example, 
they must allow unions to organize their 
workers, they must pay their share of 
unemployment insurance premiums, 
they must curb their emissions of toxic 
waste and absorb other costs that they 
would rather avoid . . . The multina- 
tional corporations want to be com- 
pletely free to pursue profits across 
national boundaries and to keep their 
costs to a minimum. That means, in 
their terms, freedom to pay their work- 
ers as little as possible, freedom to 
lower health and safety standards and 
freedom to bring working conditions 
down to the lowest common global 

For these and other reasons, union 
leaders on both sides of the border urge 
their respective governments not to 
rush into acceptance of the Reagan- 
Mulroney pact for political expedien- 
cies, but to work out a comprehensive 
trade plan which brings benefits to the 
citizens of both nations. 


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CLIC Report 

Workers' bargaining 
riqhts i 

by labor laws 

The nation's labor laws provide little 
help for workers against employers' 
legal and illegal tactics to circumvent 
collective bargaining agreements. 

That was the message carried to the 
House Subcommittee on Labor-Man- 
agement Relations by witnesses from 
eight unions. The hearing, chaired by 
Subcommittee Chairman William Clay 
(D-Mo.) was a continuation of earlier 
Senate Labor Subcommittee hearings 
chaired by Senator Howard M. Metz- 
enbaum (D-Ohio). 

Clay said that the "law today pro- 
vides little resistance to an employer 
who is determined to frustrate em- 
ployee desires to be represented by a 

"Not only are newly unionized em- 
ployers effectively refusing to enter first 
time collective bargaining agree- 
ments." said Clay, "but employers are 
finding a variety of new ways to walk 
away from longstanding collective bar- 
gaining relationships." 

Bettie J. Grant, a member of Food 
and Commercial Workers Local 1657 
in Birmingham. Ala., has worked for 
The Club, a private organization for 
professionals and corporate executives, 
for 31 years and makes $4.50 an hour. 

It took two years for the 160 em- 
ployees of The Club to get the National 
Labor Relations Board to certify the 
UFCW as bargaining agent after the 
representation election. Two years later, 
"a contract is not even in sight," Grant 

Grant said the anti-union lawyer hired 
to block the union representation elec- 
tion is representing The Club in the 
negotiations. His delaying tactics in- 
clude refusing to schedule more bar- 
gaining sessions, refusing to provide in- 
formation needed by the union to de- 
velop proposals, disputing every word 
of the contract language and demands 
to exempt "management rights" as 
grievable issues, she said. 

Shirley Brown is a member of Steel- 
workers Local 2823, which represents 

more than 300 non-professional em- 
ployees at Lloyd Noland Hospital in 
Fairfield, Ala. She has worked at No- 
land as a licensed practical nurse for 21 
years and makes $5.91 an hour. 

Brown said the USWA had a good 
bargaining relationship with Noland since 
1942. But, in 1982, a new hospital 
administration froze wages for the union 
workers, reduced holiday and shift dif- 
ferentials, shifted some health insur- 
ance premium payments to workers 
and stopped dues checkoffs, she said. 
The hospital hired temporary workers 
at higher wages and forced four decer- 
tification votes, which the union sur- 

Brown said the USWA members know 
they cannot trust labor law to help them, 
so they have taken 
their message to 
the community 
through leaflet- 
ting, and have got- 
ten some re- 
sponse. They also 
hope that the AFL- 
CIO's campaign to 
organize other 
area hospitals will 
succeed and look 
forward to a union- 
sponsored "Jobs 
for Justice" rally 
in April for sup- 


ecutive Council 
met in Bal Har- 

bour, Fla., Feb. 15-19. Council again 
refused to make recommendation on 
pre-primary endorsement. In response 
to reporters' questions, AFL-CIO Pres- 
ident Lane Kirkland said, "If and when 
there is a genuine consensus among our 
affiliates, we will support a candidate. 
That situation does not exist as yet." 
Kirkland reiterated labor's neutral po- 
sition in the campaign, although indi- 
vidual union members are being en- 
couraged to run as delegates for 
candidates "whom they feel comfort- 
able in supporting." 

The problem of construction con- 
tractors illegally repudiating their pre- 
hire agreements with workers — double- 
breasting, it's called — has grown dra- 
matically worse since 1981 . CLIC urges 
you to let your congressman and sen- 
ator know that you and your union 
demand protection from such practices. 


Bumper stickers with the words displayed 
above are available to local unions and 
district and stale councils for distribution 
to their members who are registered to 
vote, according to General Treasurer 
Wayne Pierce, the UBC's legislative direc- 
tor. Requests should be sent to his atten- 
tion at the General Offices in Washington. 

Recent contributors to CLIC include: Paul A. Seagord. 
Local 15; Charles J. Pumilia, Local 261 retiree; Mark Staum, 
Local 851; Robert A. Schnell, Local 620; Scott Waterman, Local 
210; R. John Dooley, Local 66; William G. Keers. Local 1243 
retiree; Burdette B. Cochran, Local 106 retiree: Kenneth Payne, 
Local 7 retiree; William H. Julius. Local 62 retiree: Charles F. 
Hayek, Local 455 retiree; Oscar D. Waltmire. Local 1499; Thomas 
Hering, Local 454; Orville Draper, Local 183 retiree; Sture 
Peterson. Local 1397 retiree; Frank A. Keniecki. Local 210 retiree. 

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Contributions to CLIC are voluntary and are not a condition of 
membership in the ITBC 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. 




. . . 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: 


Anthony Cumuli, chairman of Local 475's 
public relations commillee. left, presents a 
plaque to Business Representative Martin 
Ploof, first recipient of the award. 

MartinJ. Ploof. Local 475. Ashland, Mass., 
was recently the recipient of a special award 
for his unselfish dedication in the field of 
public relations and community service. 

For years Ploof has demonstrated a tire- 
less effort in this area from the local to the 
national level. He was appointed a trustee 
of Framingham State College and a board 
member of the Carpenters Bank in Boston. 
His participation in countless meetings at 
the town level has not gone unnoticed, as 
his deeds translate into a large number of 
employment opportunities for UBC mem- 
bers. His support of the missing children 
project, parades and other community proj- 
ects are a demonstration of Local 475's 
character under his leadership. 

Local 475 directly attributes to him its 
outstanding reputation in the community. 
The award, which will carry his name when 
awarded to others, was presented to him at 
the Local 475 Christmas gathering held at 
the Hudson Elks Lodge. 


Orlando Gonzalez, son of Lu Orozco- 
Gonzalez, recently earned his second-degree 
junior black belt from the Tompkins Karate 
studio. At the age of 14, Gonzalez is the 
first to earn this degree. 

A youngster can earn a junior black bell 
at the age of 10 but must wait until the age 
16 to earn a regular black belt. Tompkins 
decided to adopt the second degree junior 
black belt to maintam incentives for a student 
who finds he must wait six years to advance 

"My parents really motivated me in kar- 
ate, and then I started pushing myself. By 
the age of 9, 1 really started liking it. Karate 
makes you calmer and gives you more self- 
control," said Gonzalez. 

Lu Orozco-Gonzalez is an employee in 
the General Office in Washington, D.C., in 
the jurisdiction department. 

Orlando Gonzalez is caught imd-air by the 
camara as he goes through his karate 
moves. He recently became the first to 
earn a second degree junior black belt. 
Photo by Paul Souders, Montgomery 
Journal, Maryland 


Local 69, Canton. Ohio's, first 
and second-year apprenticeship 
classes volunteered to construct 
a garage, wheelchair ramp and 
sun deck for a paraplegic in 
Canton. Business Representative 
Frank Reynolds coordinated the 
project with assistance from in- 
structors Jim Otto and Tom 

Those working on the project 
were Otto, Craig Davis, Rodney 
Mayle, Joe Dailey, Doug Owens, 
Ronald Shine, Brett Prowanl, 
Jeff Wright, Robert Miller, 
Bruce Tabellion, Gaiy Thewes 
and Daniel Rothacher. 





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'Blueprint for Cure' adds new theme: 
'Together, we can outlive diabetes' 

The Diabetes Research Institute un- 
veiled a new campaign theme in its 
most recent mailing to members, 
"hopefully the last theme we'll ever 
need," said the Institute Director of 
Public Affairs Gary Kleiman. 

The theme. "Together. We Can Out- 
live Diabetes," is the centerpiece of an 
on-going communications program cre- 
ated to help raise funds and highlight 
recent developments in diabetes treat- 
ment, as well as progress made toward 
a permanent cure. 

"The theme was selected as the over- 
all national theme for a number of 
reasons," said Kleiman. "For one thing, 
it's true. It doesn't promise instant 
miracles, but it does promote a strong 
sense of unity, on-going hope and ul- 
timate success." 

One of the reasons he gave for the 
selection of the theme was that it means 
something to everyone involved with 
the Institute — to the victims of diabetes, 
to their families, to the Institute's sup- 
porters who are helping to create a new 
"World Center of Excellence," to phy- 
sicians, research workers and volun- 
teers, to the media and to the general 

"It is," Kleiman said, "a theme that 
radiates a sense of faith in the future, 
of ultimate victory over diabetes. We 
all look forward to the day when there 
will be no need for a campaign theme, 
because there will be no such thing as 

Recent Blueprint for Cure contributions 
include the following: Locals 512. Ypslianti. 
Mich.: 469. Cheyenne. Wyo.; 1338, Char- 
lottetown. P.E.I. : 1889. Downers Grove. Ill; 
424. Hingham. Mass.: 13. Chicago. 111.: 248. 
Toledo. Ohio; 1026. Miami. Fla.: 1338. Char- 
lottetown. PEI; 1752. Pomona, Calif., and 
2941. Warm Springs, Ore. 

Contributions were also received from the 
following members of 155. Plainfield. NJ: 
Robert Arnott. Joseph Bassett. David C. 
Briggs. Thomas Cappello. Anthony Cop- 
pola. Frank Coppola. Joseph Coppola. Rob- 
ert Coppola. Thomas Cutshaw. Michael Daly. 
Peter Daly. Anthony Guiliano. John J. 
McAloney. Julius Peterson. Michael Polsky. 
Stanley E. Shumsky. Robert Stine and Marco 

Also among contributors were Patrick J. 
Campbell. Robert E. Hayes. John E. Shep- 
pard, Henry & Bertha Ahr. Michael & Kath- 
ryn Benolken. Frank A. Butrico. Albert 
Caruso. Anne Ferro. Philip & Carol Gena- 
varo. William Konyha. Stephen Majernik. 
Peter & Deborah McKenna. Wesley B. 
Moore, Julius & Gloria Peterson, Nick Delia 
Venturo Jr.. Cari & Barbara Wassen. Mr. 
& Mrs. Donnie Willingham. Dick Winzen- 

Special tribute was paid to Patrick Camp- 
bell, retired general president. United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters, at the ground 
breaking for the Diabetes Research Insti- 
tute building at the University of Miami/ 
Jackson Memorial Medical center on Feb- 
ruary 15. Paschal McGuinness. center. 
New York City District Council, presented 
a $250,000 clieck in honor of Campbell 
and announced that his group will con- 
tinue to support the building campaign 
through a two-cent checkoff earmarked for 
charity. At right. Martin D. Kleinman. 
chairman, board of directors. Diabetes 
Research Institute Foundation. 

Patrick J. Campbell, retired president of 
the UBC. presented a check for $100,000 
to Henry Keller Jr., president of the Dia- 
betes Research Institute, during a recent 
dinner, gathering of the UBC general ex- 
ecutive board. Keller is also president of 
Keller Industries of Miami. Fla. 

reid. Henry G. Frank. Elsada Construction 
Inc.. Republic Aluminum Inc.. Empire State 
Consulting and New York Carpet World. 

Colton millwrights 
prepare child ID'S 

The dental group of Millwright Local 1 1 13. 
Colton. Calif., recently sponsored a child 
identification program. Dr. Hugo Ferlitto 
and Dr. Allen Sachey took dental X-rays of 
members' children and Kodak donated film 
to photograph each child. Barbara Culver, 
office secretary and dispatcher, worked at 
fingerprinting each child. 

Lake States Council 

Continued from Page 5 

Dow Orrell, chairman of a health 
benefits company specializing in run- 
ning joint labor-management trustee 
health plans, presented an outline of 
how trust plans are set up on the basis 
of a fixed employer contribution. Under 
this type of plan the trustees then set 
benefit levels. Claims are paid directly 
from the fund to the doctor or hospital, 
and benefit payouts cover 100% of the 
billing when participants take advan- 
tage of certain cost-saving procedures, 
such as second opinions for elective 
surgery or using an out-patient service 
instead of the more expensive overnight 
hospital stay. 

Orrell said. "The lower hospital rates 
are in the rural areas where UBC mem- 
bers are typically concentrated. As a 
result, the benefit package that can be 
developed for this group would be very 
cost effective. 

"In addition." he pointed out, "a 
large group spreads the risk across more 
participants, thus lowering the cost for 
everyone. One open-heart surgery, un- 
der this type of broad plan, won't drive 
next year's premium through the roof 
because of a so-called bad experience. 
The same cannot be said for the small 
single-company plans." 

Window/Door Group In a work- 
shop delegates from window and door 
manufacturing plants examined and dis- 
cussed a contract comparison study 
prepared by the UBC Industrial De- 

'It is obvious," said one delegate, 
"that there are as many variations in 
the contracts as there are contracts. 
Even though these companies are in 
the same industry and compete with 
one another, the wage and benefit pack- 
ages are all over the lot." 

Waiburn indicated this industry sec- 
tor is ripe for coordinating efforts under 
a Great Lakes regional concept. 

"Working together and striving for 
common expiration dates is the only 
way to raise all contracts in window 
and door plants to the highest possible 
level. It will never happen," he said, 
"if negotiations continue on the basis 
of plant by plant bargaining." 

The session also examined the eco- 
nomic performance of the largest win- 
dow and door companies and an orga- 
nizing targeting program aimed at major 
non-union producers. 

"No program of bargaining coordi- 
nation is complete in this industry," 
said Walbrun, "unless it is linked to an 
aggressive organizing program to bring 
more workers in competing plants un- 
der union contract." 




Trenton honors 1987 graduates 

New graduates in Van Nuys 

Local 31, Trenton. N.J.. recently honored it 1987 graduating 
apprenticeship class. They included, front, Jeff Holbrook, Ron 
Fiori, Michael Davis. Miguel Mattel. Richard Peny. Peter 
Wojnarski Jr. and Arthur Longo. 

Back row. Charles Segretario, apprenticeship committee 
member; Craig Bronish, apprenticeship committee financial sec- 
retary; Robert Bogdan. apprenticeship committee chairman; 
Thomas Canto, business agent; James Capizzi, president; Jo- 
seph Gigliotti. apprenticeship committee recording secretary. 

Glendale graduates 

Local 1913, Van Nuys, Calif, recognized its newly graduated 
apprentices at its annual pin presentation dinner at the Odyssey 
Restaurant last November. Graduates include, front, Michael 
Steiner. Joseph Freidman, Michael Shane. Richard Bergeron, 
Robert Amond and Apolinar Herrera. 

Second row, Titnothy Glynn, Guy Myers, Kashiff All, coordi- 
nator of Hollywood center. Grant Buehler, David Condreay, 
Reuben Berumen and Ron Glynn. 

Back row, Marcos Pineda, Julio Martinez, Gaiy Sliver, James 
Belden and Jeffrey Crowetl. 

PETS completion 

Graduating apprentices were honored by 
Local 563. Glendale, Calif., at the annual 
Christmas party. They included, front, Ste- 
ven R. Graves, financial secretary; L.J. 
Simpronio, president; Morgan Wolf and 
Mark Patterson. Back row, Brian Ander- 
son and Dan Quinlan. Ms. Wolf was the 
first female apprentice to complete the 
training program in Local 563. 

Brunswick, Georgia, class and visitors 

The apprenticeship training class of Local 685. Brunswick. Ga.. stopped long enough to 
lake a picture when they had some visitors in their class. Visitors included Terry 
O'Quinn, instructor: Harold Fowler, U.S. Department of Labor-Apprenticeship; Roy A. 
Belcher, president; Edwin M. Lashley, business manager; Jerome Rooks, trustee; and 
Cleveland Lewis, J .A. Jones Construction Co. The visitors are shown here with the 
students. Two classes are held each week at the Brunswick High School. 

James Abare Jr. was presented with a 
Citation of Commendation at a regular 
meeting of Local 12. Syracuse, N.Y. 
Abare successfully cot?ipleted all required 
and optional skill blocks of the PETS 
training system in three years. He was the 
first carpenter apprentice to do so since 
Local 12 adopted the PETS program in 

Pictured above are Neil Daley, business 
representative; Abare; Richard Matthews, 
coordinator; and James Abare Sr., proud 
father and member of Local 12. 

Indiana honoree 

At a regular meet- 
ing of Local 912, 
Richmond, Ind.. 
Jeffrey Buckley re- 
ceived his journey- 
man certificate and 
a picture taken at 
the Indiana State 
Contest, where he 
finished second. 

APRIL 1988 


Leaders of Danish Carpenters Union visit U.S. 

Eleven members of the executive board of the Danish National Union of Joiners. 
Cabinetmakers and Carpenters visited the United States, last month, under the auspices 
of the AFL-ClO's Office of International Affairs and the United Brotherhood. They spent 
one day talking with General President Sigurd Lucassen and other resident officers and 
touring the various departments at UBC general offices in Washington. General Treas- 
urer and Legislative Director Wayne Pierce, second from left above, discussed the 
Brotherhood's legislative goals with the visitors. 

The Danish visitors also got a briefing on the Brotherhood's special programs from 
department director Ed Durkin. right, above. On March 4 the group toured the San 
Leandro, Calif., plant of Modern Mode Inc. where members of Local 3141 are employed. 
On March 8 they flew to New York City, where the New York District Council was their 
host for three days of tours and discussions. 

Millwright Job 

Continued from Page 10 

ing patterns were all inspected by conven- 
tional blueing techniques. All shaft and 
impeller seals were hand-fit to the 
manufacturers' tolerances and all gearboxes 
were disassembled and inspected. 

The drive train alignments were checked 
by dial indicators, including the alignment 
of the expander turbines running at more 
than 12.000 rpm. To accomplish this align- 
ment check, Norris Brothers used the re- 
verse dial indicator method of alignment, an 
innovative method which has proven to be 
a successful method in the field. Also, a 
computer program was used to calculate the 

shims and moves required to align the drive 

Perhaps the most difficult part of the 
turnaround was the work performed on the 
base load oxygen compressor. All internal 
compressor work had to be performed for 
oxygen-clean service. After lengthy discus- 
sion and training by Linde's safety engineer, 
three of Norris Brothers' employees were 
qualified for the responsibility of this work. 

Oxygen service cleanliness requires that 
no hydrocarbons (oil. lint, etc) be in the path 
of the flow of oxygen. Norris' crew worked 
under a black tarpaulin with a black light 
(which will show any material containing 
hydrocarbons) to clean ail compressor parts. 
The final inspection prior to reassembly was 
performed by the Linde maintenance super- 

intendent and the safety engineer. Also, this 
labyrinth 0-ring seal had to be hand-fit in 
order to insure a 100% seal between the 
oxygen environment in the compressor and 
the lubricated bearings. 

Norris found that as the men assembled 
off site each morning, this was the opportune 
time for the safety engineer to hold his daily 
talks and to issue the daily work permits. 
This helped reduce the financial implications 
of the time lost. 

There were no lost-time accidents during 
the project. But that need not have been the 
case, had it not been for quick thinking — 
and action — by Norris Brothers on a couple 
of occasions. Potentially the most serious of 
these was avoided when, on the day that the 
three large motors were to be hoisted back 
to position, a dark weather front and high 
winds were observed rapidly moving in from 
the southwest. 

Although the lO.OOOhp motor had been 
rigged and hoisting had begun, it was decided 
to land and cover the motor with a tarpaulin, 
and to secure the crane. This proved, dra- 
matically, to be the right decision. Within 
20 minutes, heavy rain, lightning, and high 
winds hit the area, while in nearby Lorain, 
just a few blocks from the plant, a tornado 
briefly touched down. 

A potential incident was avoided on July 
17 and 18. With temperature in the 90s, the 
Norris Brothers' team was assembling the 
Manitowoc boom on a fresh asphalt parking 
lot. Aware of just how many fair-skinned 
people there were on thejob. Norris thought- 
fully provided its crew with ample supplies 
of Coppertone — and thereby avoided a wide- 
spread case of sunburn. 

Thejob was finally concluded September 
19. 1986. after 40 working days. Three of 
these days were used prior to August 1 to 
organize and prepare parts and components 
for the long term storage that might have 
been required had the work been seriously 
interrupted. Also, all of the Norris Brothers' 
tools and equipment were removed from the 
site. Then, when work resumed on August 
13, the next two days were spent reorganiz- 
ing tools and work fronts before the turna- 
round-proper resumed. 

One vote and good 
poker hand count! 

November 1980. New Mexico. A 
2,436-2,436 tie for the state legisla- 
ture between Richard Minzner (D) 
and C. A. Bowerman (R). Elections 
officials wanted to decide it by the 
flip of a coin. The candidates balked. 
Someone suggested dueling. Bow- 
erman nixed it, said "I'm too big a 
target." Bowerman said let's wrestle. 
t\/linzner said "I'm too small." They 
agreed on a single hand of five-card 
poker. Minzner won it. 

One vote, and a good poker hand, 





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

Local 268 seniors 

UBC seniorpower 

At the Local 268, Sharon, Pa., annual 
picnic, special recognition was given to 
senior members. Shown here are Business 
Representative Larry Hackett with Clyde 
C. Brant, 47 years: James G. McConnell, 
52 years; James L. Oaks. 41 years; Fred 
A. Boise, 74 years; and Charles S. Grace, 
64 years. 

Front row: Pete Ochocki and Lou Rhodes. 
Back row: Gervis Simmons, Jim Parker 
and Al Rodriguez. 

Five former UBC leaders now in retire- 
ment got together recently at the home of J. 
"Lou" Rhodes in Alpine. Texas, to talk 
about the old days. Three of them were UBC 
international organizing directors: J.L. 
Rhodes, front row. right, was organizing 
director from 1956 to 1969: Anthony Och- 
ocki. front, left, from 1969 to 1972, and 
James A. Parker, back row, center, was 
director from 1972 to 1985. With them, left, 
was Gervis Simmons, Southwest regional 
director from 1954 to 1984, and right, Al 
Rodriguez, a general representative in the 
Southwest and a UBC representative to 
Latin American labor organizations. 

Seniorshieid forms 
by telephone 

It has come to our attention that some 
retired members of the UBC who are en- 
rolled in the Seniorshieid Medicare-supple- 
ment program are having difficulty in ob- 
taining claim forms. These forms may be 
obtained directly from the Union Labor Life 
Insurance Company Claims Department. The 
forms and other information can be received 
by calling 1-800-368-5724. They also accom- 
pany checks after a claim has been filed. 

Chicago Heights 
club elects officers 

New officers for the 1988 year have been 
elected for Club 40, Chicago Heights. Roy 
Farmer, president; Kay Bakeza, vice pres- 
ident; James Adams, treasurer; Adele Sham- 
pine, secretary; Tobert Sweeten, Tom Sap- 
ienza and Henry Polletta, trustees. 

Does your local union or council have a retirees 
club? If not, request a retirees' club information 
packet from: General Secretary John S. Rogers, 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Wasliing- 
ton, DC. 20001. 

Austin, Texas, club has busy first-year agenda 

Club 68, Austin, Texas, gatheied letired members from Local 
1266 in April of last year to hold an organizational meeting. The 
founding period was closed out in December with a toted of 86 
charter members. 

Since its organization, the club has been very active. Activi- 
ties included a tour of the LBJ ranch and national park, attend- 
ing a Shrine circus as special guests of the Austin Ben Hur 
Shrine and a tour of the LBJ libraiy and museum at the Univer- 
sity of Texas. They supplied groceries for five needy families at 
Christmas and raised money to pay a young carpenter's dues in 
order to keep him from being suspended. They plan to be just as 
active in this year's political scene. 

Shown here are the charter members of Club 68. They in- 
clude, front. Jay Fort, financial secretary. Local 1266; Jerry 
Deleon, president. Local 1266; G.A. Pete McNeil, president. 
Club 68; Cecil Houseton, Guy Stratton and Travis Phillips. 

Second row, Duke Tarlton, Clarence LaRue. Randolph Gross, 
Eugene Re/nus, John Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner, Clara Page, 
Georgia Robertson and Louis Robertson. 

Third row, Leora McNeil, Abner Scott, Juanita Scott, Max 

Frentrup, Almarie Frentrup, Hays Haffelder, Jannie Haffelder. 
Roland Bloomquist and Charlotte Blooi7iqidst. 

Fourth row, E.E. Gene Dudley, Billie Fort. Henry Holman, 
Etta Beason, Dan Beason, Frank Bohl, Frances Hoes, Johnnie 
Bohl, Maiy Holman. Buddy Hoes, Gus McCoy, Kenneth Page, 
Maurine McCoy. Louvenia Izard, C.W. Pete Crowell, Ike Izard, 
Glen Gamble. Buddy Fort, A.W. Mike Fox. Evelyn Fort, Allen 
Walden, Margaret Smith, Cecil Smith, E.J. Pete Davee and 
Jewell Davee. 

Charter members not in the picture are Sabino Arispe, Velma 
Crowell, Vina Davenport, W.R. Bill Davenport. Majorie Dudley, 
Elmer Dutton, Jesse C. Garlman, Jimmy Hennesey, Eula Hen- 
nesey, W.T. "Dub" Jones. Merle Jones. Doris J add, Ernest 
Judd, Peggy LaRue, Carl Ledenham, Maxine Ledenhain. Paul 
Matthews, Bobbie Matthews, H.D. Merrick. E.C. Mowery. Mar- 
cene Moweiy, Bernice Pliillips, Forrest Preece, Flora Preece, 
Willie Resendez, Jose I. Rodriquez, Soledad S. Rodriquez. A.J. 
Pete Schweng, Helen Schweng, Mayette Smitli, Chester Smith, 
Agnes Smith, V.E. Smith, Betty Smith, Hazel Stratton, Maurice 
R. Waggoner, Malcolm Bowles and Ada Bowles. 

APRIL 1988 


Local 1839 retirees 

Local 1839, Washington. Mo., held its an- 
nual CInistmas parly along with a retire- 
ment party last December. Dean Sooter, 
second general vice president, right, pre- 
sented plaques to tivo longstanding mem- 
bers of the Brotherhood. Eugene Wilson, 
retiring secretary/treasurer, has served in 
this capacity for over 35 years. Also re- 
ceiving a plaque was Ray Steibel, retiring 
conductor. Steibel has served as an officer 
of the local since its charter in 1951 . 

Low back pain? 

If your bones ache from time to time or 
if you suffer other orthopaedic problems, 
the American Academy of Orthopaedic Sur- 
geons at P.O. Box 618. Park Ridge. IL 60068 
offers you free brochures which may be 
helpful. At present, the academy has three 
brochures. They cover arthritis, low back 
pain and sprains and strains. To receive 
copies you need only send a self-addressed 
and stamped business size (#10) envelope to 
the address listed above. 

Houston retirees club enjoys dinner party at Christmas 

Club 54. Houston. Texas, held a Christmas dinner party for retirees of the Houston District Council. It was attended /n a lai . 
of retirees, who enjoyed the fellowship of fellow members as they celebrated the holidays. 




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Labor News 

Committee formed 
to study modular 
housing standards 

The National Institute of Building Sci- 
ences in Washington, D.C. is forming a 
project committee which will be given 
the task of preparing a report for Con- 
gress on voluntary building standards and 
codes for modular housing. 

"The Housing and Community Devel- 
opment Act of 1987 calls for us to prepare 
and submit to Congress within six months 
a report describing feasible alternative 
systems for implementing one or more 
voluntary preemptive national codes for 
modular housing," said Rene A. Henry 
Jr., president and CEO of the Institute. 

"The Housing Act says that the report 
will include the method for inspecting 
the modular structures to ensure com- 
pliance with the selected code or set of 
codes," Henry added. 

According to Henry, the committee 
will be comprised of volunteers repre- 
senting 12 different categories of the 
construction industry including labor 

With regard to the codes selected, the 
legislation further states that "Such codes 
may be national model codes and shall 
provide for periodic upgrading through 
recognized model code development pro- 
cedures and the development of standards 
for construction design and performance 
that ensure quality, durability and safety 
that will be in accordance with lifecycle 
cost-effective energy conservation 
standards established by the Secretary 
of Housing and Urban Development and 
designed to ensure the lowest total con- 
struction and operating costs over the 
estimated life of such housing." 

The committee's report will define 
"modular housing" as factory-built sin- 
gle-family and multi-family housing, in- 
cluding closed wall panelized housing, 
that is not subject to the requirements of 
the National Manufactured Housing 
Construction and Safety Standards Act 
of 1974, commonly referred to as the 
HUD Code for manufactured housing or 
mobile homes. 

Factory use up 
despite stocl( 
market crasli 

U.S. industrial production increased 
0.4% in November, and gains were wide- 
spread with the notable exception of the 
motor vehicles industry, the Federal Re- 
serve Board reported. 

The Fed also reported that the nation's 
factories, mines and utilities operated at 
81 .7% of capacity in November, the high- 
est level in more than three years. 

Factories operated at 82% of capacity, 
up from 81.8% in October. Plants making 

durable goods operated at 79.9% of ca- 
pacity while those making non-durable 
goods operated at 85. 1%. Large increases 
occurred in the metals and machinery 
industries in November, but operating 
rates fell at motor vehicle plants and 
petroleum refineries. 

The operating rate at steel mills and 
other primary metal manufacturers was 
at 87.9%, compared to about 72% in 
November 1986. The rate at textile mills 
was 93%. 

The operating rate in the mining sector, 
which includes oil and gas well drilhng, 
was unchanged in November at 79.2% 
of capacity. The rate at gas and electric 
utilities chmbed to 82%, up from 81.6% 
in October. 

In its report on production, the Fed 
said autos were assembled at a 7. 1 million 
annual rate, down from a 7.3 million rate 
in October. Output of vans and trucks 
business and consumer use also declined. 

Output of home goods increased 0.5%, 
with gains in production of carpets, fur- 
niture and appliances. Business equip- 
ment production continued to expand, 
up 0.6% in November. 

Manufacturing output rose 0.4% in 
November as both durables and non- 
durables were up 0.4%. But mining out- 
put dechned by 0.2%. Utilities output 
rose by 0.6%. 

Total industrial production was 5.4% 
higher than in November 1986. 

The reports on production and the 
factory operating rate indicated that the 
economy continued to show strength fol- 
lowing the October stock market crash. 

However, the National Association of 
Business Economists reported that 43% 
of the 200 members responding to the 
organization's quarterly survey expect a 
recession in 1988. It said another 7% 
believe a recession already has begun. 

Use of Ul benefits 
urged for 
wage subsidies 

Unemployment rate could be reduced 
by as much as 1%, if portions of unem- 
ployment insurance payments could be 
used as wage subsidies to induce em- 
ployers to hire Ul recipients, according 
to studies of a Ul benefit transfer concept 
known as the Productive Employment 
Program. Ongoing, three-year studies of 
PEP were commissioned by the origi- 
nator of the proposal — Allen Davis, chief 
executive officer of Custom Control Sen- 
sors Inc., an electronics firm in Chat- 
sworth, Calif., and president of the Pro- 
ductive Employment Foundation. 

Analyses of Davis" proposal are being 
conducted by Jeffrey Dubin, assistant 
professor of economics at the California 
Institute of Technology, and Douglas 
Rivers, associate professor of political 
science at the University of California, 
Los Angeles. Discussing the results of 
their studies of PEP at a recent hearing 
of the House Ways and Means Subcom- 
mittee on Public Assistance and Unem- 
ployment Compensation, Dubin and Riv- 
ers explain that PEP is designed to be 

revenue neutral in that it "irr,'o'.vf:5 . 
redirection of current spending comiTj*- 
ments toward the creation of jobs in Ihe 
private sector." 

Participation in PEP would be vokn- 
tary and hmited to workers with valid 
Ul claims who have registered for job 
search with their state employment of- 
fice. The Ul recipients would be provided 
with vouchers setting forth the amount 
of wage subsidies that would be available 
to employers that hire them. "By sub- 
sidizing wages, PEP lowers producers' 
marginal labor costs and makes increased 
employment and production more prof- 
itable than it otherwise would be," they 
explain. As a result, the program would 
"act as a stimulus to labor demand," 
they add. 

Personnel consultant 
cites bias in 
board appointments 

In a study of possible political bias in 
NLRB decisions, a New Orleans-based 
personnel consultant recently concluded 
that Republican members appointed to 
the Board by Republican presidents were 
staunch party hners inclined to till against 
unions, but that Democrats originally 
appointed by Democratic presidents were 
even-handed and impartial. Ronald H. 
Schroeder stresses the need for close 
Senate scrutiny in screening nominees. 
He also urges that Congress consider 
amending the Taft-Hartley Act to require 
bipartisan appointments. 

In a paper prepared for the winter 
meeting of the Industrial Relations Re- 
search Association in Chicago, Schroe- 
der traces whether pohtical bias influ- 
ences decisions by NLRB. With turnover 
at one member per year, the agency has 
a fragile and transient nature, he says. 

A sharp difference between the voting 
of appointees of the two pohtical parties 
exists, according to the study. "Repub- 
lican members originally appointed by 
Republican presidents appear to be 
staunch party-hners who made decisions 
which are influenced by political party 
philosophy," Schroeder says. "Results 
also suggest that Democratic members 
originally appointed by Democratic pres- 
idents are no more hkely to decide in 
favor of employers or unions, but play 
by the rules and render decisions in an 
evenhanded manner." 

Schroeder warns that the goal of the 
Act is to achieve regulation coupled with 
neutrality, so that Republican presidents 
should be cautioned to be particularly 
selective in their choices of nominees, 
lest the cooperative atmosphere of labor- 
management relations be soured. 

"Differences between unions and em- 
ployers which are resolved through a 
decision process laced with inconsist- 
encies and ambiguities flies in the face 
of good faith dealings," he says. "As a 
result both unions and employers may 
be discouraged in their desires and at- 
tempts to uphold their good faith obli- 

APRIL 1988 


How long should it take 
for a check to clear? 

Many Banks still won't credit your account for days, 
even though check cleared at funds' source 

Countless bank customers have encoun- 
tered the problem of bounced checks after 
a deposited check should have been credited 
to their account, according to the Consumer 
Federation of America. More than 10 million 
checks are bounced each year because of 
bank delays in clearing check deposits. 

Congress recently met to discuss a bill 
which reduces the time banks can hold 
checks. If passed, it would go into effect 
three years after becoming law. 

The House bill reduces the time banks 
can hold a check to one day for local checks 
and a maximum of four days for out-of-state 
checks. The Senate bill lets banks hold 
checks for a maximum of four days, with a 
one-day extension where necessary, but asks 
the Federal Reserve Board to set appropriate 
guidelines for speeding consumer availability 
to deposited funds. 

Nationally, many bankers claim they 
must delay crediting deposited checks as 
a means of defending themselves against 
bad checks. The American Bankers 
Association opposes the proposed leg- 
islation because the policy of holding 
checks "is not designed to generate prof- 
its but to minimize losses" from fraud. 

According to a recent ABA study of 
279 banks, only three checks in 10.000 
were held bevond the date the banks 

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received provisional credit from the Fed. 

Some consumer activists, however, say 
that with an average bad-check fee of $14 
and high of $30. the practice represents a 
multi-million-dollar ripoff of consumers. 
Profit, as well as fear of fraud, is a prime 
reason banks hold checks for periods some- 
times exceeding two weeks, according to 
the activists. 

The money banks earn from bad-check 
fees is relatively minuscule compared to the 
interest a bank can earn. Money earned from 
interest accrued on non-credited customer 
deposits is significant, reaching into the bil- 
lions of dollars annually. The Federal Re- 
serve Board estimates that banks earn as 

much as $3,5 billion per year from interest 
accrued on non-credited customer deposits 
because the Fed usually gives them provi- 
sional credit for deposited checks within one 
day, three days at the maximum. Thus, after 
the Fed grants credit and until the check is 
credited to the customers account, the bank 
earns money on the customer's deposit. If 
a bank holds a check for five business days, 
it earns four days' interest. 

"There's a financial incentive to hold 
checks as long as possible because what 
they're getting really is interest-free loans," 
said Samuel Cooper, a banking lobbyist for 
the Public Interest Research Group. 

"The banks say the profit is an uninten- 
tional result of their attempts to protect 
themselves against fraud; but, when they're 
making hundreds of millions of dollars, one 
has to wonder when the unintentional result 
becomes an intentional goal." he said. 

The Fed itself favors voluntary 
action by the banking industry as 
the best way to address consumer 
concerns over check holds; but, 
sensing the determination of 
Congress pass regulatory leg- 
islation, it has sought flexible 
schedules for crediting depositor 
accounts that would minimize the 
risk of fraud. 

Tough Overalls, 
Tough Footwear 

To a carpenter his clothing is just as 
important as his tools — they must be rugged 
and sturdy, able to withstand all types of 
rough treatment. And overalls, as Allen K. 
Madsen, retired member of Local 1040, 
Eureka, Calif., points out, have to be useful. 

After reading "Rugged Wear for the Car- 
penter." p. 23. January 1988, he wrote to 
us about Big Mac overalls, which can be 
purchased through his J.C. Penney catalog 
for $32. He said he always kept two pair on 
hand. When one pair got semi-soiled or worn 
he would use them for the rough and dirty 
work and save the new pair for finish work 
and cabinetry. 

However, Joseph E. Bukonsky Jr.. Local 
54, Chicago, 111., disagrees. He has found 
that the Osh Kosh brand is more usable to 
a carpenter. And. they're union made. 

Osh Kosh overalls include a rule pocket 
on the left side that Big Mac has left off. 
and the hammer loop is easier to manipulate 
than the Sears brand he tried. Bukonsky did 

find the nail spron on the Big Mac handy 
since it zips off. But the front patch pocket 
on the trouser of the Sears overalls were 
more awkward than that of the Osh Kosh 

"They were a tool to us carpenters." 
wrote Madsen. "as each pocket had a defi- 
nite use for holding nails, rulers, hammers. 


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nail sets, pencils, etc. We even folded the 
cuffs and kept nails in the cuffs when nailing 
on flat areas such as floor sheathing and 
flooring (before power nailers). 

Footwear is another concern of our mem- 
bers and. according to Mike Brooks, presi- 
dent of William Brooks Shoe Company, 
"Rocky Boots are the most advanced boots 
ever built." 

The "Stalker" series shown here are made 
of tough nylon, waterproof leather, an or- 
thotic innersole and have an all-weather 
insulation. For added comfort and support 
Rocky offers Thusolate boot liners, innersole 
supports and shoe lining foot warmers. 

As an example of Rocky durability, in the 
four years since Steven M. Newman began 
his walk around the world he has worn out 
three pairs of Rocky boots. The only other 
person who undertook a similar feat in the 
70s wore out 27 pairs of shoes in four years. 

William Brooks Shoe Company has been 
organized since 1937 and is under contract 
with Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Work- 
ers Local 146 in Nelsonville, Ohio. For your 
nearest Rocky dealer call toll-free 1-800-421- 



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A fellow w/ho had gum surgery 
got so grouchy he became impos- 
sible to live with. 

One day he told his wife he had 
to return to the dentist to have his 
bite adjusted. 

"While you're at it," she snapped, 
"don't forget to tell him to adjust 
your bark as well." 

— Dot Wooley 


Some minds are like concrete — all 
mixed up and permanently set. 
— Marc Boese 
Local 1107 
Kenilworth, NJ. 



The world wouldn't make much 
progress if children simply be- 
haved like their parents. 

Sidney Cates 


A New York matron was compli- 
mented on the unusually attractive 
cactus display in her window. 

"They do so well," she explained, 
"because we take care of them 
according to nature's plan. 

"The important thing is not to 
water them except at just the right 
intervals. These plants are from 
southern New Mexico, and when 
my husband brought them home, 
we subscribed to a newspaper in 
that area. 

"We read it carefully, and when- 
ever they get a little rain, we water 
the cactus." 

— Nancy's Nonsense 



"I receive fine service at Denise 
& Friends Hair Design. Denise's 
fine hairdos sure improve my 82- 
year-old image. The only thing that 
bothers me is that the IRS won't 
allow me to list the charge under 
'overhead expense' on my tax re- 

— Nancy Green 


Woman to her neighbor: I have 
the most wonderful recipe for meat- 
loaf — all I have to do is mention it 
to my husband and he says, "Let's 
eat out." 

Nancy's Nonsense 


There was an old man with a 

Who said, "It is just as I feared! 

Two owls and a hen. 

Four larks and a wren, 
Have all built their nests in my 


— Edward Lear 


The tourist returned to his hotel 
after sightseeing. 

'Tm sorry," he said to the clerk 
behind the desk, "but my memory's 
awful. Could you tell me what room 
I'm in?" 

"Certainly," the clerk replied. 
"You're in the lobby." 


A third-grader turned in a draw- 
ing of an airplane covered with 
bananas, oranges, grapes and other 
fruits, and entitled, "America the 
Beautiful." When the teacher asked 
why the title, the boy quickly ex- 
plained, "It's the fruited plane." 

— Let's Be Human, 
Harry Fleischman 



It's silly for the Russians to ac- 
cuse us of spying to find out what's 
going on in Moscow. We're kept 
too busy trying to find out what's 
going on in Washington. 

World Features 



How many people can still re- 
member when a doctor's first ques- 
tion was: "Where does it hurt?" The 
first thing you hear today is: "Do 
you have health insurance?" 

— Robert Beran 


Two catty women were talking. "I 
hear Nancy is down with blood 
poisoning," said one. 

"I'm not surprised," said the other. 
"She must have bitten her tongue." 






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. 

Hayward, Calif.— Picture No. 2 

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Hayward, Calif. — Picture No. 3 


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Members were honored for their servicr; o 
the BrotherhooQ at a celebration of Lj-- 
1622's 50 anniversary. 

Picture No. 1: Mathew H. Baldwin anc ,.■-:"; 
Saracco. seated, were honored for their 50 
years. Standing, Chris Rong. 55-year merpibir. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members honored 
included Robert Sandberg. Hershel Yoho. Chris 
Rong, E.G. Rex. Joseph Gonzales, Raymond 
Freitas, Ed Anderson, Mario Saracco, Mathew 
Baldwin, Harold Redding, Peder Andersen, 
Charlie Wack, Lloyd Beckman and Bill Walsh. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years of service included August Galvin, Walter 
L. Williams, Raymond Weir, Charles Brightwell, 
John Veralda, Gene Giambrone, Gordon Miller, 
Desmond Stewart, Louie Ramirez, James 
Paxton, Virgil E. Eskridge, Charlie Wack and 
Leo Kesti. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members were 
Richard Calhoun, Ed Machado, Robert J. 
Kirschling, Wayne Baker, Sydney Jensen, 
Raymond Weir, Walter L. Williams, Lawrence 
Andersen, Joe Robello, John H. Cosmez, E.R. 
Greene, Warren Pickel, Basil L. Creager, Lee B. 
Haskins and Frank Garcia. 

Picture No. 5: Members honored for 30 
years of service were Arthur R. Humphrey, 
Wilhelm Jubin, Anton Gruber, Charles S. 
Foscalma, Raymond J. Chew, Walter W. Noia. 
Joseph S. Silva, James R, Mooney, Richard D. 
Noia, Loren Auten, Russell B. Hague, Floyd 
Okerlund, Manuel S. Luna Jr. and Richard 

Picture No. 6: Members honored for 25 
years included Scott C. Higgins, Gary E, 
Roderick, Jerry Shevenell, Thomas W. Welch, 
Ray E. Brajkovich, Donald Robinson, James M. 
Vonnegut, Frank Ziemer, David L. Alyea and 
Charles L. Dugan. 

Hayward, Calif. — Picture No. 1 

Hayward, Calif.— Picture No. 6 

The "Service To The Brotherhood" section gives 
recognition to United Brotherhood members with 
20 or more years of service. Please identify 
members carefully, from left to right, printing or 
typing the names to ensure readability. Phnts 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., Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20001. 

APRIL 1988 




Millwright Local 1693 conducted its annual 
25-year pin presentation recently. Shown above 
are Thomas P. Rush, business representative; 
William Cook, executive vice president. Chicago 
& Northeast Illinois District Council; Paul 
Ebeling, Edmund McGlynn and Paul Knuuti, 25- 
year members; and Earl Oliver, president and 
business manager. 


Members of Local 626 were honored for their 
service to the Brotherhood in a recent pin 

Picture No. 1: John J. Hartnett, retired 
business representative and a 60-year member, 
center, with President John Zimath and 
Business Representative Robert McCullough Jr. 

Picture No. 2: Eric Widen, 50-year member. 

Picture No. 3: Edward Thompson, 47-year 

Picture No. 4: 45-year members Delbert 
Cogdell, John Hendrickson and Johannes Sten. 

Picture No. 5: Robert A. McCullough Sr., 
business representative, 35-year member. 

Picture No. 6: 30-year members honored 
were Anthony Cristofich, James Knox and 
Joseph Stevens. 

Picture No. 7: Lawrence Venarchick, Wayne 
Snavely and Winston Towers were honored for 
25 years of service. 

Picture No. 8: Basil Klapcuniak, 20-year 

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New Castle, Del.— Picture No. 6 

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Picture No. 8 

New Castle, Del. — Picture No. 7 


Local 1 honored its members on November 

11, 1987, at its annual pin presentation party. 

Irwin Burkart, Pete Ranzino and Joe Schiller 

were honored for their 60 years of service but 

were unable to attend. 

Picture No. 1: Otto Dutzi, Charles Erickson, 
William Parr and Alojz Misik were honored for 
their 50 years of service. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members Art Goebelt 
and Fred Groth. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years of service included Richard Anderson, 
Lou Bierwirth, Ray Burke, Ben Ceglarek, Robert 
Foster and Mitchell Gajda. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members included 
Ken DeSomer, John Dillon, Jesus Guevera, 
William Hocking, Frank Kovacic, William 
Kovacic, Karl Mayer and Juan Vela. 

Picture No. 5: Tom 
Garnett, 30-year 

Picture No. 6: 
Emanuel Backmeier, 
William Jaggen, 
William Scott, Ted 
Stone and Robert 
Thorpe were honored 
for 25 years of 
Picture No. 5 service. 

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Chicago, 111. — Picture 

No. 3 Chicago, III.— Picture No. 4 

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Wheeling, W.V. 


Local 3 recently honored its members with 
longstanding service to the Brotherhood at an 
awards ceremony. Everette Sullivan, 
international representative took part in the 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored 
were, front, William B. Cox and Dana Dayton. 

Back row, Norman Steer, Kenneth Sole, Fred 
Sole and Sullivan. 

Picture No. 2: Members honored for 45 
years included, front, Eugene Carpenter, 
William Koher, George Skaggs and Sullivan. 

Back row, C. Jim Colley, Bernard Eddy and 
Robert Ullom. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members include, 
front. Jack Schafer, Dennis Cox, Michael Rata 
and Sullivan. 

Second row, William Ault, Ray Feaster, 
Harold Wilson, Walter Ward, Wilfred Myers and 
George Cline. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members were, front. 
Glen Walters, Mollis Thornberry, Bernard Rist 
and Kelcel Westfall. 

Second row, Dewey Ganoe, Gabe Benson, 
Okey Henthorne and Carl Beck. 

Back row, Charles Branden. L. Jack Cook 
and Glenn Main. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members honored 
were, front, William Howe, J.L. Briggs and 
Robert Wise. 

Second row, Louigi Gambellin, Harold 
Trimble and Ed Ackerman. 

Third row, Harry Demkowicz, Charles Mayer 
and E. Jake Lude. 

Back row, Robert Rodgers, Robert Wolfe, 
Willard Frietag and Warren Schafer. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members honored 
were, front, Louis Fairbanks, Sullivan and 
Walter Taylor. 

Back Row. Raymond Miller, Donald Tennant 
and Jim Palmer. 

Third row, John Markowicz, Ed Magers, 
Myler Mcintosh, Stanley Kruger and Henry 

Fourth row, Joseph Moskitis, Ed Scales, 
Frank Misch and Harry Crupe. 

Fifth row, Mort McCulley, James Byers, W. 
Dan Carpenter, Richard Rist, Allen Burris, Leo 
Homer, Don Sommer and George Matzaris. 

Wheeling, W.V. — Picture No. 4 

1: C.A. Greenert, 60-year 
2: R.G. Barnhart, 50-year 

Wheeling, W.V.— Picture No. 6 

Butler, Pa. 
Picture No. 1 

Butler, Pa. 
Picture No. 2 

Butler, Pa. 
Picture No. 5 

Wheeling, W.V.— Picture No. 5 


Local 500 held an awards banquet to honor 
its members with long service to the 

Picture No. 

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Picture No. 3: 40-year members honored 
were Merle Young, Warren Weisenstein, Carlton 
Stewart, John Reiner, Joseph Nebel, Charles 
Gibson, Joseph Hayden, David Allen, Charles 
Albert, Russell Bowser and Retired Business 
Agent Charles Trgovac. 

Picture No. 4: Honored for 30 years of 
service were Lewis Kalac. Thomas Hayden and 
Vern McMillin. 

Picture No. 5: Harry Brunner, 25-year 

Butler, Pa. — Picture No. 4 

Butler, Pa.— Picture No 3 

APRIL 1988 



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Waukegan, III. — Picture No. 4 


A special meeting was called by Local 250 to 
honor its members with longstanding service to 
the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1: 50 year members honored 
were Louis Kuznick Jr. and Paul Carani. 

Picture No. 2: Harry McDonald, Harry 
Branding and William Kelling were honored for 
their 45 years in the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members honored 
include Lawrence Zahnle, Charles Davis, 
Charles Gandolf, Carl Roscher and Joseph 

Picture No. 4: Members honored for 35 
years of service were Marziale Picchietti, Edwin 
Rostad, Eugene O'Connell, Albert Michell and 
Walter Johnson. 

Picture No. 5: Harold Visoky, George 
Giannasi, John Sweetwood and James 
Patterson were honored for 30 years of service. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members honored 
were Ervil Fox, Thomas Oeffling, Richard 
Bakken and Wayne Schultz. 

Waukegan, III. — Picture No. 5 

Waukegan, III. — Picture No. 6 


Local 2713 honored its members at a pin 
presentation ceremony last October. 

Picture No. 1: 30-year members honored 
included Representative Al Cortez. Alvin 
Johnson, Representative Robert Mullen, Alvin 
Kauffman and John Mosby. 

Picture No. 2: 25-year members honored 
were, front, Christine McClelland and Cora 
White, receiving for her husband Linson. 

Back row, Luther Akridge, J.T. Hinson, Loice 
Netherly, James Hutto and Charlie Riggans. 

Picture No. 3; 20-year members honored 
were, front, Billie Joyce Daniels. Mary 
LaBouve, Lola Goings, Winnie Morris, Cora 
Pearl White and Jack Riley. 

Back row, 1.0. Burrell. Robert Fountain, J.T. 
Johnson, John C. Jones, Walter Manning, 
Willie Wade Swindle and Tommy Ware. 

Many of the members worked the night shift 
that evening and were not present to receive 
their pins during the ceremony. 

Center, Texas — Picture No. 1 

Center, Texas — Picture No. 2 

Center, Texas — Picture No. 3 


Local 1396 held a pin presentation dinner for 
its members at the White Fence Farm in 
Lakewood, Colo. 

Members honored included, front, Orville 
Mattox, 45 years; Victor Smith, 45 years; and 
Oscar Fischer, 45 years. 

Second row, Roland Hinkle, Henry Douglas, 
Wayne Ashmore and Edward Johnson. All 40- 
year members. 

Back row, Lawrence Bloom, 25 years; James 
Bennett, 30 years; Lloyd Priest, 25 years; 
William Ray, 35 years; Richard Germeroth, 25 
years; Harold Ray, 25 years; and Gunter 
Siebrandt, 25 years. 

Golden. Colo. 



Local 1098 recently called a special meeting 
to honor its members with longstanding service 
to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1: Bruce E. Doughty and Austin 
J. Williamson were honored for their 50 years 
of service. Doughty served as recording 
secretary, on the board of trustees, president 
and, after his retirement, worl<ed for the 
Louisiana State Department of Labor as a labor 
program compliance office over prevailing 

Williamson was elected president five times 
and has served on bylaw, negotiating, 
apprenticeship, building and sick commitees. 
Since his retirement he remodeled his home 
and l<eeps busy with gardening and other 
outdoor activities. 

Picture No. 2: 40-year members honored 
were, front, A.C. Nettles, Emerson Vasbinder, 
Curtis Temple, Lawton Walsh, Phillip Freeman, 
Coats Tilghman and Eugene Wilkinson. 

Second row, Sam Coleman, Lawrence 
Messina, James R. Carter, Leon Hotard, 
William Foster, Magnus Wheat, Joseph G. Patin 
and Martin S. Young Sr. 

Back row, Dewey Robinson, Curtis Hart, 
Joseph Bourgeois, F.A. Oucote, Carl Holland, 
Thomas Roberts, Clifford Patin and Dean 

Picture No. 3: Other 40-year members 
included, front, Tommie Talbert, Carl Dixon, 
Herman Mixon, Dunk Wright, Hubert Carr, 
Thomas Atkinson and Henry Armato. 

Second row. Earl Baker, John Causey, Harry 
Milton, Lenell E. Crow, Kermit Bonnette and 
George Brown. 

Third row, Fulton Lemoine, J.B. Welch, Carl 
Neyland, Robert Domine, Stanford Honore, 
Lucian Guilbeau and Floyd Whitehead. 

Picture No. 4: 30-year members honored 
were, front, Robert Little, Frank Savoie, H.G. 
Landry, Ray Brown, Vince Monistere, Harold 
Alford, F.Z. Lemoine and Eric Holden. 

Second row, Howard Morgan, Esco Watts, 
Eugene Bringol, Harry Parker, Stanford Ponson, 
W.J. Whitney, Frank Giovingo, Latson 
Bercegeay and Lawrence Bennett. 

Third row, Alvin Harrell, Jack McKey, Vorise 
Miller, Emic Richard, Clifton Allen, Perkins 
Stewart, M.A. Couvillion, Allen Ravencraft and 
Mance Martin. 

Picture No. 5: Other 30-year members 
honored were, front, Leon Vicknair, Leal 
LaCaze, T.C. Norwood, Windom H. Brown, 
E.J. Ardoin, Yvonne Bodi, Paul Martin and 
Eugene Milton. 

Second row, Floyd Ellis, Paul Valenti, Eunice 
Pope, Clifton Borne, Ralph Gotten, James 
Price, George Whittington and James Marsh. 

Third row, Herman Carraway, Joseph 
Thibodeaux Sr., Hinton Gardner, Walt Watson, 
Albert Johnson, E.C. Morris, Thomas Murray, 
Stanley Collins and Julius Perry. 

Picture No. 6: Members honored for 20 
years of service included, front, Clifton 
Meadows, Robert Hall, Herman Brouillette, 
Charlie Westbrook, Carl Turner, Clarence 
Rohner and J.B. Langlois. 

Second row, Thomas Sciortino, Marvin 
Stephens, Sylvan McGee, Robert Partin, 
Preston Populus, Edgar Mizell Sr., and 
Lawrence Carraway. 

Third row, Brady Stephens, J.V. Davis, Louis 
Hell, Joseph C. Lyons, Alfred Ricard, Tony 
Magliolo, A.V. Sirone and Gilbert Gunter. 


Baton Rouge, La. 
Picture No. 1 

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Baton Rouge, La, 
Picture No. 3 

Baton Rouge, La. — Picture No. 4 

Baton Rouge, La.— Picture No. 5 

Baton Rouge, La. 
Picture No. 6 

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Miltown, N.J. — Picture No. 1 

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Local 1006 honored its members of 
longstanding service. Frank Hart was honored 
for 70 years of service and Ola Larson for 50 

Picture No. 1: Edward Kosmowsl<i and 
Harold Wurgler were honored for 45 years of 
service. Those not shown are Edmund 
Baranowsi<i, Patsy DiGiammatteo, Walter 
Harris, Chester Jazlowiecki Sr., John Oravits, 
Chester Petner and Andrew Stafford. 

Picture No. 2: 40-year members honored 
were Roy Raynor, Joe Bednar, Pete Wasiowich 
and Andrew Phiipot. Honored but not pictured 
were Steve Anasiewicz, John Culotta, Nicholas 
DeMuro Sr., Frank Fullajtar Sr., Joseph 

Pesciotta Jr. , Lawrence Stetler and Louis 

Picture No. 3: Horatio Mount and Roy 
Conrad were honored for 35 years of service. 
Not pictured but honored were John Kelly and 
Nicholas Terebey. 

Picture No. 4: 30-year members honored 
were Nino Raciti, Robert Reisert and Robert 
Nora. Honored but not pictured were Francis 
Becza, William Bergen, Renzo Butti, James 
Carey and James Lepping. 

Picture No. 5: Robert Danko, Leon Bielak 
and John Thorkildson were honored for 25- 
years of service. Honored but not pictured were 
George Gretch, Michael Hasner, Neil Jamison, 
Chester Jazlowiecki Jr., Roger Thieme and 
Michael Vagratian. 

Miltown, N.J. — Picture No. 3 


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Miltown, N.J. — Picture No. 5 


Floor Covering Local 1185 recently held its 
annual pin presentation for members with 25 to 
50 years of service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1: Members honored for 50 
years of service included, front, Joseph 
Bennett, Andrew Haaning, Albert Klean and 
Victor Lehner. 

Back, President Robert Newell, Assistant 

Business Representative Paul Petersen, Oscar 
Parson, Fred Sheu and Business Representative 
Warren Lang. 

Picture No. 2: 40-year pins were awarded to, 
front, Charles Schovanec, Peter Scianna, 
Stanley Zeb and William Patterson. 

Back, Newell, Peterson, William Harp, Al 
Schwab and Lang. 

Picture No. 3: Those honored for 35 years of 
service were Robert Hochstetter, Stanley 

Jendruczek and Joseph Summerfelt. 

Picture No. 4: 30-year pins were awarded to, 
front, Walter Boheme, James Crosby, Richard 
Julitz and William Marchuk. 

Back, Newell, Petersen, Joseph Partipilo, 
James Stastny and Lang. 

Picture No. 5: Members who received the 
25-year pins included Gene Demaio, John 
Katsougris. Victor Robin and Raymond 
Rodway. Lang is standing in the back. 

Westchester, IIL — Picture No. 3 

Westchester, 111.— Picture No. 4 

Westchester, III. — Picture No. 5 


Local 283 recently awarded pins to its 
members with 20 to 45 years of service. They 
included, front, Charles Polatty, 45 years; 
Tommie Smith, 45 years: William C. Rodes 
years; and Dempsey Smith, 35 years. 

Back row, Jerry Bruce Waller, 20 years; 
Freddie Amerson, 20 years; Ray Salter, 20 
years; and Hammond Boyd, 35 years. 

Members receiving pins but not pictured 
were, Floyd Hegler, Walter Murphy, Laurie 

Augusta, Ga. 

Sikes, Leslie Meeks and Robert Neal, 45-year 
members. Grady Delaigle and Hayden Wright, 
40-year members. 35-year members were 
Comer Claxton, James Holland, E.W. 
Patterson, Dillard Thigpen, Arthur Gay, Robert 
35 Johnson and Elmer Price. 30-year members 
were Charles Dean, Joseph Metts, Tommy 
Proctor and Carl Usry. Guy Adams and Charies 
Kight, 25-year members. Willie C. Bain, 
Thomas Cross, Robert Donovan, William 
Birchfield, James R. Davis and Herman Ducker, 
20-year members. 


The following list of 735 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $1 ,391 ,314.68 death claims paid in January 1 988; (s) following 
name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

Cincinnati, OH— Henry E. Stevens, William B. Locke. 

Wilmoth W, Coin (s). 

Wheeling, WV— Jack A. Walters. 

St. Louis, MO— John A. Manhal. 

Hudson County, NJ — Adolph Maietta, Antonio Grelo, 

Antonio Polcra, Carl W. Grimm, George Malgady, 

Henry M. Baldinger. Patrick J. Sullivan, William G. 


Minneapolis. MN — Henry Hansen. 

Philadelphia, PA — John Tokarchek. 

Buffalo, NY— Doris M. Walbesser (s). 

Chicago, IL — John Hanik. 

Cleveland, OH- — Michael L. Condon. 

Syracuse, NY — Alphonse Gelineau. 

Springfield, IL— Glen W. Aldrich. 

Bronx, NY — Louis Distasi, Louis llliano. 

Hamilton, Ont.. CAN — George Aimer Herod. 

Central, CT— Alberto Messore, Axe! Kaas, John J. 


Los Angeles, CA — Antonio E. Cervantes. 

Toronto. Ont., CAN— Jean Dragan (s). 

Missoula. MT — Ernest Rickett, Rayond D. Richard- 
son, William J. Fortune. 

Trenton, NJ — Dorothy E. Moore (s). 

Boston, MA — Brian B. Mulcahy. 

Oakland, CA — Margery Rorvik (s). 

San Rafael, CA— Charles S. Rentz, Lafayette Wilson 

Walter, Waller Lewis Whiting. 

Oakland, CA — Doris Ann Lemasters (s), Henry O. 

Sherman, Herbert Lavoy Landis, John J. Haak, 

Lothar Eissel Sr., Simon Hall. 

Boston, MA — Alberto M. Petrilli, John James Mur- 

Woburn. MA — Dominick R. Nutile. 

San Francisco, CA — Conrad P, Diehl, Margie Jewel 

George (s). 

Hartford, CT— Valente Gallucci, William Mitchell, 

St. Louis, MO — Charles W, Hodge, David Brown 

Dunham. Lillian May Baker (s). Roland M. Kohl- 


Lowell, MA — Martin C. Vokey, Thomas F. Cormier. 

Knoxville, TN — Alonzo David McNish. Arlie L. 

Burkelt. Chriilopher Columbus Cowden. Ernest C, 

Davis, James E. Carter Jr.. Randolph C. Range Sr,. 

William V. Greer. 

Boston, MA — William Polin. 

Chicago, IL — Anton Mergenihaler, 

Denver, CO — Eidon J. Vanbuskirk. Russell E. John- 
son, Willard M, Osborn. 

Chicago, IL — John E. Benson. 
62 Chicago, IL— Arthur D. Olson. 
64 Louisville, KV — Curtis Earl Tharp. 

Canton, OH — Donald J. Paisley, Harry J. Jordan, 

Lester Kermii Franks. 

Chattanooga, TN— Newell C. Ellis. 

Hazelton, PA— Laura C, Shubiak (s). Marcella R. 

Marion (s). 

Port Che.ster, NY— Louis P. Buzzeo. 

Chicago, IL — Betty J. Zurawski (s). John E. Adams, 

Paul J. Moe. 

Erie, PA — Sigmund T, Radomski. 

St. Paul, MN — Lloyd Peterson. Robert Barnett 

Providence, RI — Albert C. Gremour. Alfred Gagnon, 

Augusle Dionnc. Clifford Chace, James Barter, 

Josephine Parente (s). Napoleon Girouard. Thomas 

Edward Chilcott. William Theodore Provost- 
Spokane, WA — James Jones, Otto Loui Bagdon, 

Thomas Hugh Winsper. 

Baltimore, MD — Margarette P, Lang (s), Millard E, 

Pauley, Robert C. Muir. 

Dayton, OH — James Lee Vaughn. 

Des Moines, lA — Robert M. Ballard. 

Worcester, MA — Frank G. Frohock, Peter J. Ban- 


Springfield. MA — Adam E. Letendre. 

Sheffield, Al. — Joe F. Spurgeon, 

St. Joseph, MO — James C, Roberts. 

Lawrence, MA^Joseph A. Poulin, 

East Detroit, MI— Albert E, Geltz, Alfred L. Peter- 
sen, Andrew Thomas, Walter J, Wagner. 

Detroit, MI— Hollie H. Keeran, 

Utica, NY — Harry M. Dorsagno, Theron Lane, 

Miami, FL — Aida Vega (s), Cleon W. Tatum, En- 
rique S. Perez, Ernst Liin. Eva Steib (s), Horace 

M. Adams, Larry Makela, Renaldo L. Borra, Wyati 


Birmingham, AL — B.M. Oglelree, Richard E. Cost. 

Palm Beach, FL— Chester R. Saburn, Delmar D. 


Seattle. WA— Barbara Jean Waters (s). Bertel Wes- 

lerdahl. Ralph A. McDougall, Sammie Carson. 
132 Washington, DC— David D. Brockett. Fred Leo 

Smith. Jacob L Korn. Olga Blankenship (s), Ralph 

E. Franklin. William Villeneuve. 

Terre Haute, IN — Hubert I. Case Jr. 

Montreal, Que., CAN — Jean Yvon Laroche. Joseph 

Germain, Leopold Lamarche, 

New York, NY— Fred Frank. Isaac Sobol. 

Tampa, FI. — Charles D. Digman. Laulie Lee Coker. 

Chicago, IL — Donald Zafir. Emery Lindholm. 

Pittsburgh, PA— Joseph Bernardi. Robert W. Kum- 


Plainfield, NJ— Martin Joseph Szoke. Patrick E. 


Pitt.sburg, PA— Doris Stahl (s), William Baird. 

Rock Island. IL— Phillip L. Westerdahl. 































Local Union. City 

169 East St. Louis, ll^Charles Hams, Mary A. Whit- 
taker (s), 

171 ^'oungslown, OH — Deforest Casselman. Stanley T. 

181 Chicago, IL— Harold E. Weisnicht. John Potts, 
Thomas L. Holland. 

182 Cleveland, OH^Michael Werenec, Moritz Werner. 
Peter Hutler. 

183 Peoria, IL— Vivian G. Ingold, Walter F. Buettner. 

184 Salt Lake City. UT— Ada P. Ford (s). Elva T. Bunker 
(s). Marjoric Bonner (s). Mary Vee Gehring (s), Ray 
A. Richards, Vivian N. Swenson, Willis L. Cannon. 

185 St. Louis, MO— Otto C. Oelger. Roger A. Humphrey 
190 Klamath Falls, OR— Clinton G. Williams. 

195 Peru. ll^Hunter Bowie 

199 Chicago. 11^ — Alexander Zaklan, Jane K. Brew (s). 

200 Columbus, OH— Beatnce E. Azbell (s). Henry O. 
Tubbs, William E. Doss. 

210 Stamford, CT— Herbert F. Holz Sr., Vito M. Poles- 

211 Pittsburgh, PA^Joseph I, Forsythe. 
215 Lafavelte, IN— Leo S. Gnffey. 

218 Boston, MA— Annie M. Carnell (s), John W. Butt. 

Mary Christine Mackay (s), Mary Morrison (s). 

Ralph Adams. 
220 Wallace, ID— Harold Lamphere. 
223 Nashville, TN— Felto M. Ball. Granville Eddie Sims. 

Lillian Warner Griffin (s), R. Samuel Kennemer. 
225 Atlanta, GA— Charles B. Patterson, J. B. McElroy, 

William Raybon Truitt. 
230 Pittsburgh, PA^Ann Vogel (s), Robert E. Zimmer. 
232 Fort Wayne, IN — Lewis Hendricks, Madonna Hess 

(s). Roy Marion Burkett. 
235 Riverside, CA — Frank J. Kaminski. 

246 New York, NY — Eugene Paige. 

247 Portland. OR— Fred C. Angel!. J. B. Storey. Melvin 
P, Logan, Milton A. Meinig. 

248 Toledo. OH— Alfred Shinaver, Hazel B. Harbauer 

250 Waukegan, 11^— Edward J, Gudonis, Margery Ellen 
Miller (s). Melvin Danner, 

255 Bloomingburg. NY — Erick Olson, 

256 Savannah, GA — Willie Adkinson Sowell. 

257 New York, NY— Andrew Frank. Elmer Burden, Otto 

260 Berkshire Cnty.. MA— Wifred H. Root, 

261 Scranton, PA — Edward L- Mayer. Karl E, Fogmeg, 

262 San Jose, CA — Andrew Berasley. Galen Stach. Mary 
Frances Bogue (s), Walter M, Spears. 

264 Milwaukee, WI — Dewey W. Nicklas. Edward G, 
Strelow, George Kadlecik, John Burgmeier, Millard 
W. Aschauer, Nicholas J. Verbanac, Peter N. Frel- 

267 Dresden. OH— Wilbert Franklin Sayre, Sr, 

268 Sharon, PA— Carl E. Baker 

275 Newton, MA — Joseph V. LeBlanc. 
287 Harrisburg, PA— Donald W. Kipp. Erma M. Sand- 
erson (s), 
304 Denison, TX — Marcus L. Moore. 

313 Pullman, WA^fiaymond Joseph George Arnzen. 

314 Madison, WI — Andrew Kalland. 

316 San Jose, CA — George E, Smith, George L. Tartar, 
Henry G, Andrade. Walter H, Southern, 

320 Augusta, ME — Roland Levesque, 

329 Oklahoma City, OK — Jasper Lee Storey. Rameo F. 

338 Seattle, WA— Bruno Nathlich. 

342 Pawiucket, RI — Albert Coulombe, Jean B. Lavoie, 
Lucien Voisin. Robert J, Gordon, 

344 Waukesha, WI^Frunk Czarnik, 

345 Memphis, TN — Earl L, Adcock, Larry A. Graziosi, 

347 Maltoon-Charleston. IL — Randy W. Burgess. 

348 New York, NY— Alice German (s), Dawe S. Chalk, 
Sigurd Marienson, Thora Pedersen (s), 

355 Buffalo, NY— Viola M, Shisler (s), 

357 Draffenville. KY— Carlos Payne Henderson, 

359 Philadelphia. PA— Anthony Mecca, Bertha Feehs 

(s). William Erhardt. 
361 Duluth. MI— Carl G. Erickson. 
369 N. Tonawanda, NY — Francis Komlsarek. Robert J. 

374 Buffalo. NY— Louis W, Schillo, Norman P. Rohloff. 
377 Alton, II.— Jewett R, Huff, 
388 Richmond. VA— Richard E, Jordan. 
393 Camden, N.1— Bryan P. Gary, 
410 Ft. Madison & Vic., lA^ — ^Benjamin Albert Kerr, 

Wm, Russell Wiedmeyer. 
413 South Bend, IN— Earl S.. McDaniel. Harold L. 

Butts, Marvin E. Mullett, Richard Kilson, Thomas 

422 New Brighton, PA — Andrew Prokopovich. 
424 Hingham. MA — Rodenck MacLeod. 
429 Arlington, TX — Aubrev Howard Estes, 

433 Belleville, II^Helmut C. Kinzinger. 

434 Chicago, IL — Alex Charles Cimaroli. John Slebos. 
Ruben Roberts, 

454 Philadelphia, PA — Andrew Hailand, Theodore Boyce 
470 1 acoma, WA — George Messegee, George Sandback. 

George Veilenhans. Gustav V. Johnson, Wallace 

472 Ashland, KY— Clyde W. Burton, Elva L. Akers. 
475 Ashland, MA— Irene Hangos (s). John F. Fiorilo. 
480 Freeburg, Il^Oscar H. Busch. 
483 San Francisco, CA — Ellis J. Ekstrom. 

Local Union. Cit\ 

502 Port Arthur. TX— Bertie Lee Hoke (s), Louis C. 
Guidruz, Paul Kulish, 

503 Lancaster, NY— Walter J. Schank. 

515 Colo. Springs, CO — Lester V. Anderson. Rebecca 

Ann Almy (s). William T. File. 
518 Sislerville, WV— Charles E. Smith. 
528 Washington, DC— John James Klimchalk. 
53! New York. NY— Konstanty Vishnevsky. 
548 Minneapolis, MN — Sherwood Johnson. 
551 Houston, TX— Darrell J. Tucker, Ernest T. Preston 

Jr.. Harold Barger. William J Cox. 
558 Elmhurst, IL— William Bocknor. 

562 Everett, WA— Diane E Rengen (s). 

563 Glendale, CA — Napoleon J. Jacques, 

586 Sacramento, CA— Helen M. Pieines (s). Herman T. 

Poole. Kenneth L, Crawford, Ruth A. Christ Is), 
599 Hammond. IN— Louise R. Leu (s). 

602 SI. Louis, MO— Clarence H. Jansing. Irvin P. Speak- 
man, James R. Wallace. 

603 Ithaca, NY— Charles F. Bednar, Earl James Allen. 
605 Vista, CA— Henderson H. Helton. 

608 New York, NY— Dympna Okelly (s). Ernest Sund- 

quist. Peter E. Hickey 
611 Portland, OR— Alex Hirsch. 
613 Hampton Roads, VA — Curtis Lee Hodge. 
620 Madison, NJ — Edward Berkise. 

623 Atlantic County, NJ— Alfred P. Galen. Eli W. Smith, 
Ernest Long, Fred Berggoetz, Raymond E. Leek. 

624 Brockton, MA — Edward B, Moon. 

625 Manchester, NH — Roger W. Faucher. 

626 Wilmington, DE — Enoch Milhous, James L. Dickie. 
638 Marion, Il^-Claude Milford Graff, Daniel Harold 

Casper, Whitson Gibson. 

644 Pekin, IL — Claude F. Marrs, Francis L. Fink, Law- 
rence Cecil Wilson, 

660 Springfield. OH— Robert R. Smith. 

665 Amarillo, TX^Alsie Woodfin. QuanahJ. Barker, 

668 Palo Alto, CA — Cecil Herbert Couey, Marion Drum- 
mond (s). Ronald F. Hastings, 

690 Little Rock, AR— Jarrett R. Green, 

701 Fresno, CA — Loyd A. Woodward. 

705 Lorain, OH — Conrad Neiding 

710 Long Beach, CA — Dan Schwarz, Earl F, Horton, 
Mary Louise Pifer (si. 

711 Salem, OR — Gordon E, Lancaster. 

720 Baton Rouge, LA — Charles E. Ford. James Abbott. 

721 Los Angeles, CA— Herbert H. Goebel. Julio Plitka. 
Mario A. Chavez. Marion J. Adams. Selig Solomon. 

726 Davenport, lA— Harold W, Hank, Helen G. Diercks 
(s), Yvonne Ruth Garrow. 

739 Cincinnati. OH— Charlene Cutter (s), Robert Cald- 

740 New York, NY — Clement Chas. Sullivan. Joseph F, 
Kramer Jr. 

743 Bakersfield, CA— Carl C. Heidsiek. 

745 Honolulu, HI— David H. C. Lum, Yoshiteru Kato, 

751 Santa Rosa, CA — Alfred Pinkston, Michael Leel 

756 Bellingham, WA — Arthur E.. Meyer. 
764 Shreveporl, LA — Alfred J, Hooper. 
805 San Diego, CA— Edward J. Rakowski. 
815 Beverly, MA— Alfred J, Laforge, 
832 Beatrice, NE^ — Donald Rasmussen. 
839 Des Plaines, IL— Arthur J, Hogfelt. August G, Wein- 

dorf, Harry Frey, 
845 Clifton Heights, PA— Naomi H. Smith (s). 
848 San Bruno, CA— Leo W, Carron. 
851 Anoka, MN — David J. Miller, George R. Bourquin, 

Reuben C. Schullz, Richard L. Sowers. William W. 

857 Tucson, .4Z — Leon A. Countryman. 
865 Brunswick, GA — Bobby Doms. 
871 Battle Creek, MI— Clyde L. Runels. Myrtle Frances 

Vanantwerp is). 
875 Panama Citv, FL — John C, Fountain. 
899 Parkersburg", W\'— Donald Wolfe. Everett L. Schultz. 
902 Brooklvn, NY — Sylvan Sussman. 
906 Glenda'le. AZ— Darrold Dwayne Martin. Ethel V. 

Stevens (s). Maldron D. Wells. 
921 Portsmouth, NH— Edward J. Welch, Joseph A. 

925 Salinas, CA— Aubrey D. Davis (s). 

929 Los Angeles, CA— Fred K. Mever. 

930 SI. Cloud, MN— John C, Ryan. 

943 Tulsa, OK — Harry Fay Rawson, Thomas Edward 

944 San Brnardno, CA— Lena Valeree Campbell (s). 
947 Ridgwav, PA — Edna M, Engeman (s). 

953 Lake Charles, LA— Andrew L. Mouhot. Ethel V. 

Marks (s), Ollie Farris Scalisi (s). 
964 Rockland Co.. NY— Louis lafrate. 
971 Reno, NV— Perley Everett. 
974 Baltimore, MD — Casmier Borek. Nonne D. Hoppa 

977 Wichita Falls. TX— Harmon Melton Watson, 
998 Roval Oak. MI— Harley Covington Smith. Paul A, 

Bradley. Robert Delekta. 
1000 Tampa, FL— Robert E. Fnck. 

1007 Niagara FIs., ONT, CAN— Walter Murdza. 

1008 Louisiana, MO— Jesse Woods. 
1014 Warren. PA — Harry L. Swanson. 

1022 Parsons, KS — Delbert Evenson. Irma Milks (s). 
1026 Miami, FL — Clarence E. McLester. Harold Elvin 

11)27 Chicago, IL — August Vujtech. Clarence Bergling, 

John Franciscovich, Mary Ann Halaska (s). 

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Local Union. O'O' 

























Longview. WA — William E. Davidson. 
Gary. IN— Earl D. Driver- 
Philadelphia. PA— Salvatore. Turco. 
Hollywood, CA — Edwin Arvidson. 
Milwaukee, WI — Carl Lever. 
Santa Barbara, CA — Everett E. Mitchell. Guido 

Eau Claire, WI — Ursula Victoria Spletter (s). 
Phoenix, AZ — James Curtis. 
Albany Coryallis, OR— Alex Mc Alpine. 
Baton Rouge, LA — Sam Beard. Welmon J. Lavigne. 
Detroit. Ml— Edward Clark, Martin Schlachter. 
Cleveland. OH— Frank Joseph Bomauer. James E. 

Portland. OR— Everett J Pitts. 
Los Angeles. CA — Ruby Helen Haggard (s). 
San Pedro, CA — Gilbert Clemetson, Glen P. Cum- 
mins, Guy R. Tinney. 
Lawrenceburg, IN — Virgil C. Martin. 
Green Bay, WI — Joe Kassner. 
Olympia, WA— Harold D. Scott 
San Francisco, CA— Joseph Casaletto, Lionel Basil 
Jaye. Vivian M. Reals fs). 
Pittsburgh, PA— Joseph H. Kettering. 
New York, NY— Solomon Letzler. 
Seattle, WA — Gene Eggers. Ludvig Lyng. 
Chicago, IL — Frank J. Presecky, Louis P. Michaels. 
Birmingham, .\L — Arthur E. Kendrick, Harold E. 
Hazelrig. iNell Mane Wilson (s). 
Union City, IN— Doyt Paul Boyer. 
Medford, NY — Edwin L. King. Theodore Griebell. 
Wilfred Lake Sr. 

Modesto, CA — Donna Larraine Young (s), Floyd 
Lee Naney. Lesli Jo Rommel (s). 
Oroville, CA— Charles Fred Wendell, Dewey R. 
Matteis, Philip C. Glover. 
N Westransir,, BC. CAN— Knute Bentzen. 
Austin, TX— Charlie Mae Williams (s), Delia H. 
Duncan (s). 

Eugene, OR— E. Sterlin Hartin. Henry E. Chace. 
Mountain View. CA — Joseph M. Corrales. Merle W. 

Anchorage. AL — Elmer Asbell, Rolin D Timperley. 
Monroe, MI — Chester H. Barries, Ingram Huffman 
Fall River, MA — Joseph S. Tenczar. Manuel Sylvia, 
Raymond O. Waterman. 
Evanston, IL — Louis A. Triebold. 
Dayton, OH — Alva Sylvester Mann. 
Albuquerque, NM — Antonio J. Sandoval. Ralph T 

Edmonton, Alta. CAN — Eugene Yaremchuk. 
Irvington, NJ — Elsie Dagastino (s), Richard J. For- 

Ada Ardmore, OK — Ray Jack Nance. 
Flint, MI— Joan Dick (si. 
Woodland, C\ — Augustus Bosley. 
Rochester, MN— Ward E. Getzin. 
Oregon City, OR — Eldon R. Schooley, George Meska. 
New Glasgow, NS. CAN — James Milton Eraser. 
North Hempstad. NY — Joseph Cifarelli. Joseph Starr. 
Buffalo. NY— Ernest W. Schinner, Eugene J. Kas- 

Richmond, VA — James Edward Snead. 
San Pedro, CA— Clardv A. Bollen. Daniel 1 . Riordan, 
Robert F. Waldroff. 
Ottawa, OH — Mary L. Lammers (s). 
Lodi, CA — Arthur Henkelman, Harvey D. Brisco. 
Johnstown. PA — Charles C. Montgomery. William 
S. Troyan. 

Elyria. OH — Albert Fridenstine. 
Warren, OH — Robert Wayne Lipscomb Sr. 
Topeka. KS — Martha Dahlstrom (s). William T. 

Lansing. MI — Janette Schaibly (s). 
Detroit. MI — George L. Boyd. William H. Morgan, 
William Kurt Schonherr. 
Huntington Bch., CA — Carl T. Englin. 
Cincinnati, OH^-Clay J. Dunn. 
New York, NY — Andrew L. Boyd, .-\rihur Ekblom. 
Karl Liebermann. Richard J. Cook. 
Edmonton, Alta., CAN — Chester Manoga. Victor 

Traverse City, Ml — Wilbur Dale Morrow. 
Bucks County, PA — Emil J. Kissel. 
Jackson, MS— Clifford L. Henderson. Marlm G. 
McGee, Waller C. Williams. 
Redondo, CA— Bedford F. Ponder, Jr. 
La Porte, IN — Anna E. Kulakowski (s). 
Auburn, CA — Paul M. Salvater. 
Provo, UT — Arba Taylor (s). 

Los Angeles. CA — Eleanor Jane Fountain (s). Irvin 
L. Gosnell, Ray E. Slrite. 

El Monte, CA— Carl A. Schewe, Clement R. Dover, 
Frances G. Greenhagen (s), Joel B. Hawkins, Robert 
E. Lee, Stewart L. Grace. 
Algoma, WI — Joseph F. Parkos. 
Kansas City, KS— Charles D. Roberds. 
Anacortes, WA — Gosta E. Dagg. 
Two Rivers, WI — Dale A. Denfeld. 
Chicago, IL — Louis Kaplan. 
Casper, WY — Edward B. Gavin. 
Lawton, OK — Alfred Troutman. Arthur Merl Gilli- 

Washington. DC — Karl Kainu. 
Sarnia. Ont., CAN. — Edwina Maria Matthews (s). 
St. Louis, MO — Bill J. Stringer (s), Lawrence Stiles, 
Oliver Hansen. 

Los Angeles, CA — Leonard G. Shaw. 
Hayward, CA — Harry C. Engelstad, Henry Katarzy, 
Matthew Harvey Baldwin, Michael A. Mason, Wil- 
liam E. Sweeden. 

Local Union. Cily 

1632 S. Luis Obispo, CA— Maunce Mills. 

1644 Minneapolis, MN — Delores Knops (s). 

1650 Levington, KY — Gale Slemp, Paul F. Furr. 

1661 Bloomington, IN— Freda B. Ratliffls). 

1669 Ft. WiUiam, Ont.. CAN— Birger Bill Wicklund, Hugo 

Albin Ahlstrand. James Pamer. 
1672 Hastings, NE— Carl M. Pedersen. 
1683 El Dorado, AR— Charlotte Nellie Bates (s). 
1691 Coeur D'Alcne, ID— Clinton Hartz, Elinore Ritzh- 

eimer is). 
1707 Kelso-Longview, WA— Buell Young. 
1715 Vancouver, WA — Harold W. Casper, Lloyd A. Sparks. 
1719 Cranbrook, BC, CAN— Stephen J. Shymko. 
1723 Columbus, GA— Roy Eugene Weed, Tillary R. 

1743 Wildwood, NJ— Paul Leo Scully. 
1746 Portland, OR— Elsmer G. Addis. 
1749 Anniston, AL — Arthur Crider. 
1755 Parkersburg, WV — Margaret L. Facemire (s). 

1764 Marion, VA — Joseph Ceberi Haga. 

1765 Orlando, FL — Alexander C. Dwyer. Archie Lee 
Davis, Hoye Dillard Dennis. 

1772 HicksviUe, NY — Richard Eisemann. 

1778 Columbia, SC— Dewey Edwin Free. Herman W. 

Dunn, James G. Davis. Sr. 
1780 Las Vegas, NV— Clyde Bradley. 
1789 Bijou, CA— Agnes Nygard (s). 
1815 Santa Ana. CA— Joseph L. Wright. 
1837 Babylon. NY— Ariur Kalm. Frederick Robert Kle- 

ber. Irene M. Nilsson (s). 

1845 Snoqualmie, WA— Patrick W. Marra. 

1846 New Orleans, LA — Dominic Angelo, Sr., Freddy 
Joseph Guidry. Peter J. Burtchaell, Russell A. Vel- 
lier, Tellisma Desoto. 

1856 Philadelphia, PA— James Griffith, James J. Doyle. 
1869 Manteca. CA— Anna R. Williams (s), William E. 

1871 Cleveland, OH— Emelie Sheffey (s). 
1889 Downers Grove, IL — Gerald Ammenhauser, Glen 

1897 Lafayette, LA— Dons W. Aycock (s). 
1907 Chilliwack Mission, BC. CAN— Conrad Lawrence 

1911 Beckley, WV— Lewis William Dew. 
1921 Hempstead, NY— Konrad John C. Widman. 
1929 Cleveland. OH— Floyd James Lee. 

1953 VVarrensburg, MO — Charlie W. Bowland, Warren 
B Hutchison. 

1954 Brookfield, Il^Zvonko Butch Vukelic. 

1961 Roseburg, OR— Kenneth McCord. 

1962 Las Cruces, NM — Cecil Rosson Wilcox. 

1971 Temple, TX— James E. Lancaster. Plez O. Brooks. 


1976 Los Angeles. CA— Harold Stenson. 

1985 Province of Saskatchewan — Ottilie Kunschner (s). 

2020 San Diego. CA— Stefan Kochishan. 

2037 Adrian, MI— Elmer E. Stewart. 

2041 Ottawa, Onl„ CAN— Noel Guilbeault. 

2042 Oxnard, CA — Homer William Edging. 

2046 Martinez, CA — Harry Johnson, John W. Isenberg, 
Norman C. Olsen. Richard E. Hunter, Ronald E. 

2066 St. Helens, Vic, OR— Beecher W. Fitzgerald. 

2071 Bellingham. WA— William Robert Reed. 

2114 Napa, CA— David 0. Hardcaslle. 

2186 Hot Springs, AR— Wilben Bun. 

2203 Anaheim, CA— Eloise Patterson (s), Mary A. Wal- 
ters (s). 

2230 Greensboro, NC — Bessie Bowes Black (s). 

2250 Red Bank, NJ— Allen W. Clayton, Louis A. Griss- 
man. Nancy Thorne (s). 

2274 Pittsburgh, PA — Clarence Taggarl, Francis S. Mont- 
gomery. Robert J. McCartney. 

2288 Los Angeles, CA — Cunis Evans. Jesus Martinez 
Parra. Joseph H. Cordia. Mellie Ochs (s), Tomas 
D. Flores. 

2298 Rolla. MO— Cecil E. Dooley. Donald Paul Byers, 
Ralph K. Angle. 

2309 Toronto, ONT, CAN— Graham Hunter. Joseph Sher- 
idan Doran. 

2311 Washington, DC— William E. Ellis Sr. 

2361 Orange, CA — Daniel Thomas Lee, George Edward 

2375 Los Angeles. CA — Ralph Storey, Vernon Sandy. 

2396 Seattle, WA— Beatrice K. Fastrup (s), Howard L. 

2400 Woodland, ME— Harley Clark Sr. 

2403 Richland. W.4— Raymond W. E. Wickersham. 

2404 \ancouver. BC. CAN— Gus Astrom. Mary E. Er- 
ickson (s). 

2416 Portland, OR— Elen M. Y,->.rmonchik (s), Rogelio V. 

2429 Fort Payne, AL— Earlie W. Bailey, Leonard Raybon 

Jones (s). 
2435 Inglewood, CA— Delberi Brossard, Herbert L. Greer. 

Robert V. Kawakami, Watson A. Reed. 
2463 Ventura, CA— Clifford S. Olson, Juan F. Escudero. 
2477 Santa Maria, CA — Lawrence G. Lee. 
2484 Orange, TX— Richard Donald Lisenby. 
2530 Gilchrist, OR— Raymond Stovall. 
2559 San Francisco, CA — Harold Grand. 
2581 Libby, MT— John H. Finnland. 
2608 Redding, CA — Ambrose J. Lynch, Shirley Mae Ortiz 

2633 Tacoma, WA — Emilie A. Gregory (s), George Tib- 

bitts, Morton O. Seydell, Nils Ostrom. 
2637 Sedro Woollev, WA— Neal F. Fender. 
2686 Stevens Point, WI— Ronald P. Engebretson. 
2714 Dallas, OR— Ira Roberson. 
2739 Yakima, W A— Lloyd E. Knobel. 
2761 McClearv, WA— Boyd H. Olson. Phillip Behrend. 
2767 Morton. WA— Charles M. Metcalf. 
2780 Elgin. OR— Raymond Hollingsworth. 
2787 Springfield, OR— Raymond William Schaaf. 

Local Union, Ciry 

2817 Quebec, QUE, CAN— Albert Pelletier. 

2910 Baker. OR— Ray W. Smith. 

2930 Jasper, IN— Donna J. Traylor. 

2941 Warm Springs. OR— Arlo L Bohn. 

2942 Albany. OR— Elmer W. Keesee. 

2947 New York, NY — Manuel A. Hernandez. 

2949 Roseburg, OR — Harvey H. Sturdevant, Joseph James 

Pospisil 111. 
3038 Bonner, MT— Cynl J Dusek. 
3091 Vaughn, OR— Russell G. Stewart. 
3099 Aberdeen, WA— Jack McCloskey. 
3161 Maywood, CA — Antonio Trifiletti, George C. Rios, 

Jose A. Barela, Lorenzo Scancarello. 
9042 Los Angeles, CA— Gannel I. Kibby (s). 
9074 Chicago, IL— Russell R. Faber. 


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Los Angeles area is that of families 
being split. "We are running into situ- 
ations where the man qualifies under 
the law but part of the family doesn't. 
Maybe the wife or some of the children 
have not been here long enough," 
pointed out Vergara. "Now the end 
(the deadline) is upon us." 

lAP recently began promoting an As- 
sociate Union Membership Program. 
Members are foreign-born workers who 
have already been helped at lAP. These 
workers can join with others like them- 
selves to fight for their right to stay and 
earn a decent living in this country. 
Dues for joining the organization are 
$20. If a fee was paid to lAP when the 
applicant filed amnesty papers, the 
membership is free for a year. 

Membership benefits, under the AFL- 
CIO's Union Privilege Program include 
a newsletter with the latest news on 
immigration, low airfares and discounts 
on hotels when traveling, 30% discount 
on legal services, low credit card rates 
on a no-fee MasterCard which has been 
made available, term life insurance and 
possible benefits on prescription drugs, 
disability, auto, home and health insur- 
ance. Details on these last items have 
not been worked out at the present. 

lAP in conjunction with the Coalition 
for Humane Immigration Rights of Los 
Angeles, recently sponsored a seminar 
on handling what they call the Spring 
Rush and the high volume cases ex- 
pected. They discussed the client serv- 
ice model and covered points such as 
scheduling, budget consideration, in- 
terviews with individual clients and a 
document assistance workshop. During 
the afternoon session they covered legal 
issues agencies face such as the minimal 
level of documentation, criminal con- 
victions, waivers and continuous resi- 

Unions in each area of the country. 
South Florida, Houston and Los An- 
geles, are meeting the needs of its union 
members and the greater community. 
They are all looking toward the final 
deadline of May 4 to make sure all those 
eligible have filed. 





An American firm has produced and is 
marketing a tool which offers a new twist to 
the age-old problem of plumbness. Called 
the E-Z Bob. it con- 
sists of two cross- 
shaped dies which 
are tacked to the up- 
per and lower points 
of walls, posts and 
columns and give 
quick and accurate 
readings, regardless 
of the height to be 
checked. E-Z Bob's 
patented design al- 
lows for a one-man 
operation. You can 
plumb corners in 
both directions at one 
time. For example, 
you attach the two 
cross-shaped dies to 
the top and bottom 
of any length 2" x 
4", drop a conven- 
tional plumb bob and 
quickly align your 
work at the center point of the lower cross 

The dies are made of 319-grade aluminum 
that won't bend, pit or rust. They sell for 
$34.95 per set. In addition, there's a shipping 
and handling charge of $6.00. (In the event 
that the purchaser has a sales tax exemption 
number, the number must be submitted when 
ordering, and a California sales tax of 6'/:% 
must be added.) We are told that E-Z Bob 
will accept Mastercard, Visa or personal 
checks. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Spe- 
cial orders for next-day delivery will be 
accomodated at your expense. Satisfaction 

For more information or to order: E-Z 
Bob, 24310 Moullon Parkway, Laguna Hills, 
Calif. 92653. Telephone: 714/830-4674. 


Calculated Industries 29 

Clifton Enterprises 14 

Estwing Mfg. Co 17 

Foley-Belsaw Co 39 

Full Length Roof Framers 19 

Irwin 26 

Nail King 39 

Occidental Leather 19 

Seniorshield 20-21 

Vaughn-Bushnell 15 

n our December issue we described for 
our readers an antique framing square, be- 
longing to a Texas member, which comes 
apart at its apex and fits into a tool box. We 
commented that such a tool would be handy 

Well, it turns out that Ron Richard of 
Marshfield, Mass., already has just such a 
tool, shown above, on the market. Called 
the Richard Bi-Square, it's made of high 
grade aluminum, has a durable anodized 
finish, is 3/16" thick and locks tight through 
dovetail joinery, by means of a spring steel 
clip. The Bi-Square contains rafter tables, 
Essex board measure, brace measure and 
an octagon scale. 

The Bi-Square is available for $44.95 
(Massachusetts residents add 5% tax.) from 
the Richard Tool Company, P.O. Box 1427, 
Marshfield, Mass. 02050. 


Barrett Manufacturing, Chicago, III., has 
just introduced a versatile plastic toggle 
which can be used 
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New tax law 

leaves something 

to be desired 

The CPAs, the tax consultants 

and the tax attorneys are 

happy, but who else? 

A lot of American workers are doing their 
share of revenue enhancing, this month. 

("Revenue enhancing" is the Reagan admin- 
istration's term for paying taxes, as most of us 
interpret it.) 

A lot of American workers are also paying H 
& R Block and other tax consultants to figure 
out what they owe under the new tax reform 
law. They have to. The new law is so compli- 
cated, particularly if you have to use the long 
form, that many of our members are shocked 
to discover that they owe Uncle Sam more than 
they anticipated. 

And it appears from reports in the daily press 
that you can't get many straight or accurate 
answers from the Internal Revenue Service 
when you sit down to fill out a 1040 yourself. 
Even some of the IRS employees are confused, 
if we believe reports in the daily press. 

There are tax breaks for many of the lowest 
wage earners, it's true, but for that great majority 
of taxpayers defined as the middle class — and 
that means union members, for the most part — 
the heavy tax burden is still there. There are 
few funds for investment or charity left, after 
the tax collector comes around. 

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once stated in 
a Supreme Court decision that "taxes are what 
we pay for civilized society." If this be so, the 
wage earners of the United States are still paying 
more than their fair share of the revenue which 
pours into state and federal coffers for society's 
purposes. Many tax loopholes still exist, and 
the society we're payingfor is that of the nation's 
growing number of multimillionaires and billion- 

As one long-suffering citizen put it after look- 
ing at his bank balance on April 15, "A taxpayer 
is a person who doesn't have to pass a civil 
service exam to work for the government." 
We're all working for the government now. 

This is the time of year when the hard losers 
in our midst vent their anger on the tax collectors 

by sending in "the shirts off their backs" and 
packages of taped bandages, which are supposed 
to show how much it hurts. 

One taxpayer included a handful of buttons 
with his return. "You got the shirt last year," 
he explained. 

None of us are naive enough to believe that 
we can get by without paying taxes. We must 
have the services government provides. How- 
ever, the working population is paying its share, 
and, in most cases, more than its share. 

Our complaint with regard to the current tax 
situation is twofold: We don't always like where 
the tax revenue is coming from, and, secondly, 
we don't like where much of that revenue is 

Soon after President Reagan took office, his 
administration began talking about corporate 
tax incentives as a way to relieve the tax burden. 
The government wouldn't have to raise taxes, 
we were told. In fact, it could reduce taxes. The 
theory was that by reducing taxes on corpora- 
tions, these big corporations would plow that 
extra money made available to them into plant 
expansions, new products, more jobs. More 
people would have money in their pockets, and, 
thus, there'd be more individual income tax 
revenue going into the U.S. Treasury, which 
could be disbursed to all the common needs. 

Well, it didn't work out that way. Stockhold- 
ers got higher dividends, corporation executives 
got more bonuses and when they were ready to 
retire they got additional bonuses called "golden 
parachutes." In some cases the additional sav- 
ings in corporate taxes enabled companies to 
move their manufacturing plants either overseas 
or to "union-free environments." The whole 
proposition was what Vice President George 
Bush once called "voodoo economics." 

What resulted from all this was not a happy 
and prosperous nation, as was predicted, but a 
nation with the highest budget deficit in its 
history, a nation in debt to other nations for the 
first time in its history . . . More people were 
employed serving hamburgers and working for 
low wages in retail stores, but steel mills began 
to rust and more automobiles, TV sets and 
household goods began flooding the U.S. market 
from overseas, displacing more and more U.S. 
workers each year. 

The huge and continuing budget deficit hung 
like a cloud over the U.S. Capitol when law- 
makers were attempting to reform the nation's 
tax laws in 1986. All legislators agreed that more 
revenue was needed, and all reluctently agreed 
that budget cuts were needed, too, if the nation 
was ever to live within its income. The drastic 
Graham-Rudman Act was passed as an emer- 
gency measure in order to keep the government 

functioning. At that time, legislators had the 
double trouble of trying to reform the tax laws 
to relieve the tax burden on lower and middle 
income taxpayers, while squeezing more reve- 
nue from taxpayers in general. 

It appears on April 15, 1988, that they didn't 
succeed. They should go back to the committee 
rooms and the special-interest bargaining tables 
and do some more reforming. 

The AFL-CIO stated at its convention, last 
year, "The causes of the federal budget deficit 
are well known and straightforward: the un- 
willingness of the Reagan administration to levy 
adequate (and we might add, fairly distributed) 
federal taxes and its insistance on excessive 
military spending. Spending on domestic social 
programs has been severely cut, while the deficit 
has soared." 

The major flaw in the Tax Reform Act of 
1986, as labor sees it, was its failure to raise 
revenue across the board — revenue adequate to 
pay for the cost of government. 

"Proposals by House Speaker Jim Wright and 
others to freeze federal income tax rates at their 
1987 level would raise $22 biUion in additional 
revenues — 90% of which would come from tax- 
payers with incomes of $100,000 or more," an 
AFL-CIO resolution stated. "Closing loopholes 
that evaded tax reform last year (i.e., 1986) 
could also provide additional revenues to reduce 
the deficit." 

The Federation called upon Congress to take 
action against a number of loopholes that remain 
available to wealthy individuals and corpora- 
tions despite passage of the Tax Reform Act. 
These steps would include, but would not be 
hmited to, eliminating "completed contract ac- 
counting" for defense contractors (which per- 
mits them to reduce their taxes), limiting special 
treatment for the farm income of huge agribusi- 
nesses and the losses to family farmers and 
taxing capital gains at death. The AFL-CIO also 
called upon Congress to "redouble its efforts to 
eliminate wasteful and unnecessary military 

The Congressional Budget Office in Washing- 
ton recently made a study of tax revenues across 
the U.S., and it found out what many of us 
already suspected: The rich are getting richer 
and the poor are getting poorer. Although in- 
come tax rates are down since 1977, the Congres- 
sional Budget Office study found that hidden 
tax increases in the form of employment taxes 
and excise taxes have increased the total tax 
burden almost 17% for the poorest 10% of 
taxpaying families, while the overall burden of 
the wealthiest 10% of the population is 6% below 
what it was in 1977. 

Employment taxes, of course, include pay- 

ments into the Social Security fund withheld 
from each wage earner's paycheck and matched 
by the employer. The Social Security lax ir, 
steadily going up, and it falls heavest on lev, 
and middle income workers. 

As things stand. Congress will probably have 
to consider increased taxes in the years ahead 
. . . once the November elections are over. 
Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas puts it this 

"There are roughly 500 functions of govern- 
ment. Seven of these are 'sacred cows' — de- 
fense. Social Security, medicare, medicaid, in- 
terest on the debt, civil service pensions and 
veterans' pensions. Nobody wants to vote to 
cut any of those functions. If you not only cut 
the other 493 functions but totally eliminated 
them and just funded those seven sacred cows, 
you would still have a deficit of $56 billion." 

Clearly, the nation's think tanks have their 
work cut out for them in the months ahead, if 
the budget defich problem is to be resolved. 

General President 


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The housing crisis: a glimmer of hope 2 

Campbell retirement dinner 4 

Brotherhood representatives' conference 6 

House-raising walk '88 7 

BE&K campaign now coast to coast 9 

Army of UBC leaders join Building Trades conference 10 

Forest industry negotiations open in the West 11 

Midwest delegates to Great Lakes Council 12 

Corporate actions are like double breasting 13 

Skill training for the Year 2000 14 

Do it again, D.A.D.! 16 

Pension fund investors combat anti-union practices 18 

Food stamps for strikers 19 

CLIC Report: 1988 Congressional agenda 20 


Washington Report 8 

Local Union News 17 

Ottawa Report 22 

Apprenticeship & Training 23 

Retirees Notebook 27 

Labor News Roundup 28 

Consumer Clipboard: The talk about radon 29 

Plane Gossip 30 

Service to the Brotherhood 32 

In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Sigurd Lucassen 40 

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They become the girders in thousands of 
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They're installed by members of the 
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the cranes which lift the heavy beams 
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The UBC member on our cover uses 
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bolts which will tie various structural 
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Bipartisan action paves tlie way 
for expanded home construction 

as construction of new low-cost housing 
has slowed to a crawl. 

Several economic trends underlie the 
growing housing crunch. They include 
rapidly rising rent levels, the destruc- 
tion or conversion of affordable rental 
housing through development, high real 
interest rates which dampen home- 
building and homebuying and declining 
real incomes. 

Currently there are some 8 million 
low-income renter households that re- 
quire housing which rents at or below 
about $200 per month to maintain a 
30% rent-to-income ratio, according to 
the National Low-Income Information 
Service. Yet only about 4 million units 
now rent at or below this level, leaving 
an "affordable housing gap" of about 
4 million units — a huge 120% increase 
in the gap since 1980, the LIHIS said. 

Federal housing programs now help 
to shelter about 4 million moderate and 
low-income families, or one renter 
household in 10. Yet at least twice this 
many households need and are eligible 
for subsidized housing but are not able 
to obtain it due to lack of funding, 
according to the LIHIS. 

An LIHIS study showed that in 1980, 
10 states actually had more units renting 
at an affordable price than needed to 
serve their population of low-income 
tenants. But by 1985, it said all 50 states 
were experiencing a shortage of afford- 
able housing. 

As a result of budget cuts, the number 
of additional subsidized units provided 
under federal housing programs has 
dropped from 321,000 in 1981 to 78,000 
in the current fiscal year. 

Construction of new housing has been 
hurt the most by the cutbacks. During 
most of the 1970s, nearly 100,000 new 
units were added to the low and mod- 
erate-cost housing supply under federal 
programs. For this fiscal year. Congress 
provided funds for just 18,000 new units, 
a slight increase over last year. 

The stock of subsidized housing has 
been threatened by the exit of private 
landlords from federal programs. Under 

The nation expressed its commit- 
ment to "a decent home and a 
suitable living environment for every 
American family" in the Housing Act 
of 1949, and Congress reiterated the 
pledge in subsequent legislative initia- 
tives to increase the supply of afford- 
able housing. 

The growing squeeze on housing that 
middle and low-income Americans can 
afford to rent or buy, during the past 
five years of economic expansion, clearly 
demonstrates the failure of the market 
to serve this basic human need for 
millions of citizens. 

Dedicated to the proposition that 

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the solution to such problems as the 
shortage of housing and jobs, the Rea- 
gan administration initiated sharp cut- 
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mestic programs. 

In fact, funding for housing programs 
was cut back more than any other major 
program, nearly 60% since Reagan took 
office. The White House consistently 
has sought even more drastic cutbacks 
and wholesale elimination of some 
housing programs. 

Also, almost the entire focus of fed- 
eral housing assistance now is placed 
on subsidizing rents in existing housing 

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the terms of these programs, landlords 
often can escape their obligation to 
maintain low or moderate-cost housing 
when their contracts expire after pe- 
riods ranging from five to 20 years. It 
often is more profitable to convert their 
units to market-price rentals or con- 
dominiums, or to sell their property for 
commercial development. 

As a result of this situation, the Gen- 
eral Accounting Office reported to Con- 
gress that as many as 900,000 units of 
federally-subsidized housing could be 
lost in the next ten years. 

For an increasing number of families, 
the consequence of these dry statistics 

is homelessness. Overcrowding among 
low-income renters sharing inadequate 
housing adds up to an even more ex- 
tensive and largely undocumented 
problem of "hidden homelessness." 

On the bright side. Congress finally 
has begun to stir. Just before adjourning 
the 1987 session, the House and Senate 
approved the first free-standing housing 
authorization bill since 1980. In the 
intervening years, the then-Republican- 
led Senate and the Democratic House 
were deadlocked over what role the 
federal government should play in the 
growing housing crisis. 

The bipartisan legislation assures 

continuation of housing and comixiunity 
development programs that were run- 
ning out of funds and which the admin- 
istration had sought to abolish. It pro- 
vides incentives to owners of low-cost 
rental units to continue to make the 
housing available after their legal com- 
mitment to do so has expired, and 
provides many tenants with a year's 
warning and other protections. In ad- 
dition, it launches an innovative pilot 
program to help moderate-income fam- 
ilies become homeowners. This modest 
step, it is hoped, will serve as a building 
block for the action needed to cope 
with a national crisis. 


$30.3 billion for housing 
and community development 

Congressional enactment of the first 
■ free-standing housing bill since 1980 re- 
vives the nation's commitment to main- 
tain affordable housing and paves the 
way for an expanded commitment in the 
coming years, according to housing ex- 

Just before adjourning last December, 
Congress passed the Housing and Com- 
munity Development Act of 1987, which 
authorizes $15 billion in the current fiscal 
year and $15.3 billion in Fiscal 1989 for 
housing and community development 
programs. Final enactment of the bipar- 
tisan compromise legislation came on a 
voice vote by the Senate and a House 
vote of 391-2. 

Although the amount of the funding 
authorization is about the same as the 
Fiscal 1987 level, the success of the 
legislation marked the end of a seven- 
year partisan stalement on the housing 
issue. It also represented a repudiation 
of the Reagan administration's attempts 
over the years to terminate the federal 
role in providing low-cost housing. 

Since Reagan took office in 1981, hous- 
ing programs have been continued year 
to year, at reduced funding levels, as 
part of catch-all "continuing appropria- 
tions" resolutions. In the past six years, 
federal housing assistance funds were cut 
by nearly 60%, and funds for construction 
of low-cost housing slowed to a trickle. 

The legislation also is significant in 
establishing a pilot homeownership pro- 
gram which labor experts hope will be a 
model for a large-scale program in the 
future. Moreover, the new law discour- 
ages the wholesale displacement of fam- 
ilies who live in nearly I million federally- 
assisted housing units which are threat- 
ened by conversions or sale. 

The pilot program, called Nehemiah 
Housing Opportunity Grants, involves 
construction of mostly single-family homes 
by non-profit organizations, including 
unions, with local governments providing 
the land. The Bricklayers and Laborers 
have pioneered a similar program in Bos- 

Under Nehemiah. $25 million is au- 
thorized this fiscal year and $100 million 
in Fiscal 1989 for the construction of a 
8,300 units. Those who otherwise could 
not afford homeownership will receive a 
no-interest loan of up to $15,000 toward 
the purchase of the home, to be repaid 
when it is resold. 

Tenants of publicly-assisted housing 
have become increasingly vulnerable to 
displacement by owners who sell or con- 
vert their federally-subsidized property 
to condominiums or market-priced rental 
units. By prepayment of the underlying 
mortgage after a period of 15 or 20 years, 
these owners often can escape their legal 
commitment to maintain their units as 
low-cost rentals. 

The new law provides financial incen- 
tives to owners to maintain their low- 
cost housing as well as a waiting period 
and other restrictions on sale or conver- 
sion. Tenants faced with displacement 
would be assisted in purchasing their 

The law increases from 51 to 60% (he 
Community Development Block Grant 
funds that must be spent on projects 
benefiting low and moderate-income per- 
sons. These block grants, totaling $2.9 
billion this fiscal year, go to urban areas 
for public improvements and for reha- 
bilitating low-income housing. 

Both the House and Senate had passed 
similar housing bills in the 1987 session 

by overwhelming bipartisan majorities, 
and approval by a veto-proof margin 
seemed assured after a House-Senate 
conference trimmed spending ceilings to 
stay within budget guidelines. The House 
passed the conference agreement bv 391- 

But the legislation appeared dead for 
the year after it was snagged by a pro- 
cedural maneuver led by Senator William 
Armstrong (R-Colo.) and other conserva- 
tive Republican opponents. They raised 
a technical point of order that required 
60 votes to overcome and bring the House- 
Senate conference report to a vote. Sen- 
ate Democrats, five of their number 
breaking ranks, fell three votes short. 

President Reagan, meanwhile, had 
summoned Senate Republican leaders 
and said that passage of the housing bill 
would expand the budget deficit and send 
a "terrible signal" to the financial mar- 
kets in the wake of the stock market 

But the bill's chief sponsors, Alan 
Cranston (D-Calif.,) and Alfonse 
D'Amato (R-N.Y.), then went to work 
with House Banking Committee Chair- 
man Fernand J. St. Germain (D-R.I.) to 
shape a new compromise that caused the 
While House to back off from a veto 
threat. The bill passed both houses min- 
utes before adjournment in the early 
morning hours of December 22. 

As the legislation moved toward final 
action, the National Low-Income Hous- 
ing Coalition delivered an open letter 
urging its passage. It was signed by more 
than 1 ,600 national, state and local groups, 
including labor, minority, senior, home- 
less, religious, community action, home- 
builders, realtors and mortgage banking 

MAY 1988 

Retired President Campbell is over- 
whelmed by the applause afforded him by 
those attending the testimonial dinner. Be- 
yond the rostrum are First General Vice 
President John Priiitt, who served as mas- 
ter of ceremonies: Kenny Young, repre- 
senting the AFL-CIO; Building Trades 
President Robert Georgine: Congressman 
Mario Biaggi and other dignitaries. 

Retired General President Campbell 
honored at Washington testimonial 

A host of friends, associates and 
family paid tribute to retired General 
President Patriclc J. Campbell at a tes- 
timonial dinner, April 12, in Washing- 
ton, D.C. They filled the International 
Ballroom at the Washington Hilton Ho- 
tel to capacity to honor Campbell's 42 
years of dedicated membership in many 
UBC offices. 

Many of the participants were in the 
nation's capital for the annual legisla- 
tive conference of the AFL-CIO Build- 
ing and Construction Trades Depart- 
ment, and some were also attending a 
special meeting of the Brotherhood's 
general representatives at UBC General 
Offices the next day. 

Among the public officials and labor 
leaders joining in the tribute were Rob- 
ert Georgine, president of the Building 
Trades; U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato 
of New York: New York Congressmen 
Ben Oilman and Mario Biaggi. Kenny 
Young brought a message of best wishes 
from AFL-CIO President Lane Kirk- 
land, who was ill. Also unable to attend 
because of illnesses were General Pres- 
idents Emeriti William Sidell and Wil- 
liam Konyha. 

Master of ceremonies for the occa- 
sion was First General Vice President 
John W. Pruitt. The invocation was 
delivered by a lifetime friend of the 
honored guest, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James 
F. Cox. 

Highlights of the evening were special 
tributes by members of the Campbell 
family. A granddaughter, Katie Camp- 
bell, played a flute solo, and daughter, 
Cynthia McGuire, sang a version of 
"Danny Boy" rewritten especially for 
her father. 

The guest of honor retired as general 
president of the Brotherhood on Feb- 
ruary 1 after serving more than five 
years in the highest office. He was 
succeeded by First General Vice Pres- 
ident Sigurd Lucassen, who moved up 
under provisions of the international 
constitution and laws. Lucassen and 
each of the other general officers, in 
turn, paid tribute to Campbell. 

Members of the Campbell family, including wife Bellie. fourth 
from left, two sons, a daughter and their spouses, and six grand- 
children. Former General President Campbell holds his youngest 

First District Board Member Joseph Lia 
presents Mrs. Campbell a bouquet of flow- 
ers on behalf of the General E.xecutive 


U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato, center, re- 
itiinisces with the guest of honor of days 
working together in New York. 

Paschal McGiiinness, president of the 
New York City and Vicinity District Coun- 
cil, extends the council's best wishes. 

Robert Georgine, president of the Building 
Trades and a Brotherhood member, tells 
the audience of Campbell's union efforts. 

Campbell's granddaughter, Katie Camp- 
bell, performed a surprise flute solo for her 
proud grandfather. 

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James F. Cox of New 
York, who delivered the invocation, offers 
best wishes to his longtime friend. 

Campbell's daughter Cynthia was also on 
the dias to sing a special song she com- 
posed for the occasion. 

Second General Vice President Dean 
Sooter, Building Trades Secretary Joe Ma- 
loney and Congressman Mario Biaggi. 

General President Lucassen describes his 
long association with the guest of honor 
and praises his union dedication. 

The newest general officer. First Genera! 
Vice President Dean Sooter, presents a 
gift front the general executive board. 

General Secretary John S. Rogers confers 
a gold card for lifetime membership on the 
retired general president. 

General Treasurer Wayne Pierce (nhh /(.s 
best wishes to those of the other dignitar- 
ies on the platform. 

A hug from granddaughter Katie waritis 
the heart of the guest of honor, as Vice 
President Pruitt joins the applause. 

MAY 1988 

Second General Vice President Dean Sooter. above left, opened 
the sessions in the General Offices auditorium. Each representa- 
tive was presented with a bound copy of the UBC Constitution 
and Laws by First General Vice President John Pruitt. standing 
beside the platform. Representatives were present from all 10 
districts, covering the United States and Canada. 



Among those instructing the representatives on specific issues concerning the member- 
ship were, from left. General President Liicassen, General Secretaiy John Rogers, 
Research Director Lew Pugh, Special Programs Director Ed Durkin and Organizing 
Director Mike Fishman. There were other staff instructors, as well, during the two days 
of instruction. 

Representatives of the General President 
assigned to work all over North America 
assembled at the General Offices in Washing- 
ton. D.C.. April 13 and 14, for two days of 
special instruction on matters of concern to 
the membership. The fulltime representa- 
tives heard from all of the general officers 
as well as from department heads and staff 
on organizing plans, political action and 
administrative procedures to be used in day- 
to-day activities. It was General President 
Sigurd Lucassen's first opportunity to speak 
directly to the entire group, and he empha- 
sized his determination that the United 
Brotherhood will continue to grow and ex- 
pand its activities in the years ahead. 

Most of the representatives arrived in 
Washington earlier in the week to attend the 
annual legislative conference of the AFL- 
CIO Building Trades Department and the 
retirement dinner held for former General 
President Patrick J. Campbell. 



HILE a majority of U.S. households 
enjoys the highest housing standards in the 
world, the number of Americans unable to 
secure deceni and affordable housing is 
growing at an alarming rate, according to a 
recent report of the Joint Center for Housing 
Studies at Harvard University. 

Low-income households, particularly sin- 
gle-parent households with children, and 
young couples trying to buy their first home, 
are among the biggest losers in the housing 
market, the report concludes. 

It'll be this way as long as land speculators 
and real estate syndicates continue to push 
mortgage interest rates upward and inner- 
city landlords continue to bleed their tenants. 

Twelve years ago, a non-profit, volunteer 
organization began to do what it could to 
help the nation and the world's housing poor. 
Called Habitat for Humanity, it "dares to 
demonstrate that people with the means to 
help do not have to accept the inadequate 
shelter of others." 

Habitat got its biggest boost seven years 
ago, when President Jimmy Carter left office. 
Only a few months after his retirement to 
Plains, Ga., the former chief executive and 
his wife Rosalynn, were hammering away in 
the Bronx, N.Y., with teams of construction 
volunteers, including many members of the 
United Brotherhood's local affiliates in the 
New York City area. 

In 1983 Habitat for Humanity held a house- 
raising walk from Americus, Ga., its head- 
quarters, to Indianapolis, Ind. In 1986, the 
walk stretched from Americus to Kansas 
City, with low-income housing restored all 
along the way. 

Starting June 26, this year. Habitat walk- 
ers will hike 1200 miles from Portland, Maine, 
to Atlanta, hoping to raise or rehabilitate 
120 homes in 12 weeks. They also hope to 
raise $ 1 .2 million toward building more homes, 
"making decent housing for everyone a 
matter of conscience." 

The Carters will be working with Millard 
and Linda Fuller, founders of Habitat for 
Humanity, and a team of volunteers in At- 
lanta, hoping to complete 20 homes in At- 
lanta in five days. 

There are Habitat affiliated projects in 42 
states and in three communities of Canada — 
Owen Sound, Ont.; Winkler, Man. and Win- 
nipeg, Man. — plus one project for the poor 
in Alexandria, South Africa. There are more 
than 240 affiliate projects in the U.S. and 
Canada, we are told and more than 50 
projects in 25 developing countries. 

Jimmy Carter will kick off House- 
Raising Walk '88 by leading two 
volunteer work teams — the first in 
Philadelphia. June 20-26, and an- 
other in Altunla. June 27-July 3. 
The former president, shown at left, 
is an ardent supporter of Habitat's 
international ministry as well as a 
person who enjoys the craft of car- 

Atlanta, GA 

Beginning on 
June 26 in Port- 
land, Me., and end- 
ing in Atlanta. Ga., on 
September 15, Habitat for 
Humanity's House-Raising 
Walk '88 hopes to raise 120 homes 
in 17 cities along the Eastern 
Seaboard. A work crew will pre- 
cede the Walk at each major site 
to build homes in lime for the walk- 
ers to join in a major dedication 
and celebration every Saturday. 
Walkers will average 20 miles daily 
with Sundays reserved for worship, 
fellowship with Habitat affiliates 
and interaction with local people. 
Along the route, on July 31, the 
group plans to hold a rally at the 
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 
On September 15 in Atlanta the walkers 
and builders will hold a three-day anni- 
versarv celebration. 




Individual volunteers, local unions and 
other groups have worked with Habitat in a 
number of different ways. 

By far, most volunteer work takes place 
in the volunteers' home communities or in 
areas near their homes. There are more than 
240 projects now operating in North Amer- 
ica. Each of these welcomes donations of 
time and skills. 

Sometimes individuals or groups spend a 
week or more building houses at a project 
that is not in their area, projects organized 
by churches, colleges or family groups. 

For the individual who can give more time 
and temporarily relocate, there are other 
opportunities. In Americus at the interna- 
tional headquarters, volunteers are asked to 
make a one month or longer commitment. 
They receive housing and utilities. A food 

stipend and insurance are also available. 
Opportunities are in the areas of construc- 
tion, accounting, computer science, admifi- 
istration, publicity, fund raising, photogra- 
phy, graphic art, personnel, child care and 
many others. Many affiliates are also seeking 
long term volunteers in construction and 
administration, and some can offer some 
housing or basic compensation. 

Habitat International Partners serve three- 
year terms in one of 25 participating third 
world countries. Their work involves con- 
struction, management, accounting, and 
community building. 

Anyone interested in becoming involved 
should contact the Habitat for Humanity 
office at Habitat and Church Streets, Amer- 
icus, Ga., 31709. Or call 912-924-6935, for 
more information. 

MAY 1988 



The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL- 
CIO, organizations usually on opposite sides of the 
legislative fence, recently issued separate score- 
boards on the voting records of U.S. Congressmen 
and Senators. Congressional Republicans averaged 
a rating of 81.1% "right" by the Chamber but only 
20.9% by the AFL-CIO. Democrats in the Congress, 
however, averaged a Chamber rating of only 33.7% 
in their voting records, and a 78.9% were "right" 
votes among the Democrats as far as the AFL-CIO 
was concerned. 

The Chamber reported that former Republican 
presidential candidate Pete duPont, while he served 
in Congress, got the lowest business rating and the 
highest labor rating among this year's OOP's presi- 
dential hopefuls. He earned a Chamber rating of 
60% and an AFL-CIO rating of 29% during his six 
years in office from 1970 to 1976. 

Sen. Robert Dole, Kansas Republican, earned a 
Chamber rating of 84% and labor rating of 16%; 
Rep. Jack Kemp of New York, 83% and 18%; and 
Vice President George Bush, 81% and 9% during 
his years as a congressman from Texas. 

On the Democratic side, Rep. Richard Gephardt 
of Missouri received a Chamber ranking of 30% 
and an AFL-CIO ranking of 81%. 

Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee received 33% 
and 88% rankings; Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois, 26% 
and 90%; and former Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado, 
23% and 82%. 


The building trades are asking Congress to es- 
tablish a separate worker safety and health agency 
for the construction industry. 

To buttress their request, industry spokesmen 
have cited the failure of OSHA to adequately pro- 
tect tradesmen on the job, in particular recounting 
the death of 28 hardhats in last April's building 
collapse in Bridgeport, Conn. 

It was pointed out that the Construction Safety 
Act of 1969 was enacted because more than 2,800 
building trades workers were killed on the job in 
1968. That figure is even higher today, as construc- 
tion deaths account for 26% of all on-the-job fatali- 
ties compared to 15% in 1968. 


The U.S. Department of Labor and the Small 
Business Administration announced jointly last 
month that they are launching a stepped-up cam- 
paign to persuade small-business owners to estab- 
lish voluntary pension programs for their employ- 

The two agencies, working with the Pension 
Rights Center, a Washington-based advocacy 
group, and the Association for the Advancement of 
Retired Persons, have produced a booklet on how 
small businesses can establish Simplified Employee 
Pensions, a 10-year-old program tailored for com- 
panies with 100 employees or less. The free, 12- 
page booklet is to be made available at all Small 
Business Administration offices across the country. 

Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 
only 18.7% of salaried employees in firms with 25 
employees or fewer were covered by employer- 
sponsored pension plans, down from 20.2% in 


Between now and next October the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor and the State of Washington are 
conducting the first of two pilot programs to encour- 
age the jobless to find jobs. 

More than 12,000 unemployed workers in Wash- 
ington State are offered the opportunity to collect 
cash bonuses of between $200 and $1 ,200 for find- 
ing productive, fulltime work during an eligibility pe- 
riod of between five and 1 3 weeks. 

The Washington bonus projects are based on a 
similar project in the state of Illinois that received 
much attention last year. The Illinois experiment 
found that offering unemployed workers a bonus of 
$500 to find a fulltime job within 1 1 weeks reduced 
unemployment benefit payments in the state by 
$158 per person on the average and cut the dura- 
tion of joblessness by more than a week. 

A second pilot project will begin in Washington 
State next November, once the initial project is 


Legislation that would establish a trust fund for 
the families of the 28 workers killed at the L'Ambi- 
ance Plaza construction site in Bridgeport, Conn., 
last April, has been introduced in the Senate by 
Sen. Lowell Weicker of Connecticut. 

Weicker's bill (S.2086) would use the $5.11 mil- 
lion in fines against the five contractors at the 
L'Ambiance construction site to establish the trust 

Normally, fines collected by OSHA would go to 
the U.S. Treasury. But Weicker charged that OSHA 
has failed in its duty to monitor construction prac- 
tices at the site. Weicker said that "the failure of a 
federal agency to do its job should not result in a 
boon to the U.S. Treasury." 

Weicker promised to focus senators' attention on 
the L'Ambiance tragedy when the Senate Labor 
and Human Resources Committee conducts over- 
sight hearings on OSHA. 

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) is expected to 
introduce identical House legislation. 





Hundreds of UBC members and other Building Tradesmen dcmonslraled reeenlly at BE & K's 
corporate headquarters in Birmingham. Ala., upper left. A centrally-located billboard in Covington, 
Va., told local residents of the nationwide campaign against BE & K. 

BESlK campaign now co€ist to coast 

Company forced to explain anti-worket tactics 

As the Brotherhood's campaign 
against BE&K expands and intensifies, 
the company is being forced to explain 
its anti-woricer practices. Responding 
to growing community support for the 
campaign, BE&K has sought to refute 
the Brotherhood's claims of rate-bust- 
ing and strikebreaking. Confronted with 
the problem of not being able to counter 
the charges with facts, the company is 
resorting to attacks on the Brotherhood 
and its campaign against it. 

In Covington, Va., where a UBC and 
Paperworkers Union campaign against 
BE&K's presence at a Westvaco Com- 
pany mill is ongoing, the company ac- 
cused the Brotherhood of sending a 
squad of "hit men" across the country 
with information about the company's 
operations. In Orange, Texas, and Bir- 
mingham, Ala., company spokesper- 
sons were also pressed to defend the 

company's labor practices and re- 
sponded with a blast against the labor 

BE&K corporate 
headquarters picketed 

Building Tradesmen and Paperwork- 
ers from throughout the South rallied 
recently at BE&K's headquarters in 
Birmingham, Ala. in a major demon- 
stration of solidarity against the com- 
pany. Hundreds of paperworkers from 
mills where BE&K has performed the 
work of striking and locked-out union 
members joined UBC business agents 
and members from towns throughout 
the South where BE&K is performing 
construction work. The message con- 
veyed by the demonstrators was that 
through a united labor effort, BE&K 
will be forced to pay a heavy price for 
its anti-worker actions. 

The Birmingham demonstrators 
moved from the BE&K headquarters 
to the offices of First Alabama Banc- 
shares, where William Edmonds, 
BE&K's chairman, holds a seat on the 
board of directors. One hundred pick- 
eters marched in front of the bank, 
while smaller groups of handbillers dis- 
tributed leaflets at branch offices of the 
bank throughout the city. Another rally 
at the bank was scheduled for late April, 
when the bank held its annual meeting 
of shareholders. 

demonstrations reveal 
campaign's reach 

For nearly a year. Brotherhood mem- 
bers in the San Fransico area have been 
leading the fight against BE&K at the 
USS-POSCO project in Pittsburg, Calif. 
Continued on Page 25 

In the San Francisco, Calif, area thousands of trade unionists Joined a demonstration against 

BE & K there, protesting nonunion construction at nearby Pittsburg, Calif At lower left. Presidential 

candidate Jesse Jackson spoke to the rally, at the request of UBC Pile Drivers and others. 

MAY 1988 


LLMOST 600 UBC leaders were in 
Washington , D . C . , last month on behalf 
of vital federal legislation affecting 
workers and the building trades. 

They were attending the annual, five- 
day legislative conference of the AFL- 
CIO Building and Construction Trades 
Department and visiting their home state 
Congressmen and senators. 

They were also gearing up for this 
year's national elections and doing bat- 
tle on Capitol Hill for a double-breasting 
bill and safety and health legislation. 

Building Trades President Robert A. 
Georgine said this year's elections pre- 
sent a prime opportunity to reverse the 
anti-labor agenda and "attitude" of the 
Reagan years. 

In his keynote address to the more 
than 3,000 delegates to the legislative 
conference, Georgine said that "in his 
own way, Ronald Reagan did us all a 
favor. He taught us not to take anything 
for granted. 

"He made us sharpen our skills and 
hark back to the old days when our 
forefathers had to fight for every single 
gain. . . . This election and the next 
four years will show whether we have 
learned anything from the past eight." 

Georgine said the Reagan years have 
been marked by an "attitude that has 
made employers bold enough to think 
that they can trample on the rights of 
their workers at will. This attitude has 
elevated the dollar and the free market 
theory to almighty status in the eyes of 
some and enabled them to justify any- 
thing in pursuit of it." 

However, Georgine added, "Our 
troubles did not begin with Ronald Rea- 
gan, nor will they end with his depar- 
ture." He said "the responsibility for 
building a better nation for our people 
lies first and foremost with ourselves. 
We can work with our friends in both 
political parties. But in the end, it is up 
to us to make a difference." 

Georgine urged the delegates to carry 
the "get out the vote message" back 
home with them so that the unions' 
"tremendous grass roots machinery" 
can work on behalf of candidates who 
support labor's legislative agenda. 

Heading the BCTD's list of legislative 
priorities, said Georgine, is the bill to 
end the "living lie" of double-breasting 
in which union contractors open non- 
union subsidiaries to circumvent their 
collective bargaining obligations. 

The House passed legislation to bar 
double-breasting in 1986 and again in 
1987. The bill now is in the hands of 
the Senate where , said Georgine , "Now 
we find out if our support for those we 
considered to be pro-worker in the 1986 
Senate elections will bear fruit. There 
is no issue more important to the integ- 
rity and the continuation of collective 

At a special luncheon on the second day of the Building Trades conference General 
President Lucassen called upon UBC delegates to make appointments with their home- 
district Congressmen and home-state senators on behalf of pending legislation. 

Army of UBC leaders join Building Trades 
in push for corrective federal legislation 

Special luncheon stresses political action 

bargaining than double-breasting." 

Another top priority for the building 
trades, Georgine said, is H.R. 2664, a 
bill which would amend the Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Act to allow 
local prosecutors to press criminal 
charges against employers who bla- 
tantly disregard the safety and health 
of their workers. 

Enactment of H.R. 2664, Georgine 
said, "would be a positive step toward 
ending the tragic loss of life on Amer- 
ica's construction sites." He said an 
average of 2,500 fatal accidents occur 
each year. "And this doesn't count our 
brothers and sisters who have died from 
job-related diseases or exposure to toxic 
substances," he added. 

When a company fails to provide 
needed safety equipment or refuses to 
inform workers of on-the-job dangers, 
"it is not merely negligence. It is mur- 
der — murder prompted by greed and 
callousness. That is why we need H.R. 
2664," Georgine declared. 

Delegates to the four-day conference 
here also mapped out strategies on 
organizing, pension investment, ap- 
prenticeship and pipeline legislation. 

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer 

Thomas R. Donahue told the delegates, 
"In this election year, replacing the 
Reagan administration and all its de- 
structive policies has to be the top item 
on labor's agenda." 

"Our aim," Donahue said, "is not 
just to replace a president who has 
ignored the interests of working people. 

but also to replace the goverhors, sen- 
ators and representatives who have 
echoed his views, filibustered on behalf 
of his policies and voted to sustain his 

"Beyond the elections," Donahue 
continued, "we face the enormous task 
of cleaning up the wreckage of these 
eight years of decline and decay, and 
of restoring confidence in the integrity 
and direction of government agencies 
and programs that have been system- 
atically undermined." 

House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Texas) 
told the conference that the omnibus 
trade bill is needed to stop "the hem- 
orrhaging of American jobs" and re- 
verse a trade deficit which has turned 
the nation from being the world's largest 
creditor to the world's largest debtor 
during the Reagan years. 

Wright said congressional enactment 
of highway and clean water legislation 
over President Reagan's veto was a 
start, but that a massive program is 
needed to rebuild the nation's declining 
public infrastructure. He said, for ex- 
ample, that more than 4,000 bridges 
have been closed as unsafe. He called 
for setting up a pay-as-you-go Build 
America Trust on the pattern of the 
Highway Trust Fund that built the in- 
terstate highway system. 

Other speakers included Senators 
Bennett Johnston (D-La.) and Lowell 
Weicker (R-Conn.), and Reps. WiUiam 
Clay (D-Mo.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) 
and Joseph Gaydos (D-Pa.). 



Forest industry 
open in tlie West 

Contract negotiations covering almost 
25,000 wood products workers in the West- 
ern states opened April 1 1 in Portland, Ore. 

The Western Council of Industrial Work- 
ers and the International Woodworkers pre- 
sented the employers with a 14-point pro- 
posal covering economic and key language 
issues. The two unions bargain jointly with 
the industry and coordinate with their south- 
ern counterparts under the U.S. Forest Prod- 
ucts Joint Bargaining Board. 

Members affected by these negotiations 
work in logging operations, sawmills, ply- 
wood mills, particleboard. sash and door 
plants and other wood manufacturing facil- 

"These negotiations are especially impor- 
tant," said Mike Draper, executive secretary 
of the Western Council, "because we have 
some gross injustices to correct and our 
members are fully prepared to do whatever 
it takes to achieve a just settlement." 

The Western Council has carried out an 
18-month campaign in the mills under the 
banner "Just Wait Till 88," It included 
educational meetings, membership surveys, 
protest button days and a one-on-one job 
canvassing program to enhance the union's 
communication network. 

"We will be making full use of this one- 
on-one structure during the bargaining," said 
Draper, "to keep our membership up to date 
on negotiations. We've already prepared a 
canvass that lays out and explains the open- 
ing proposals made to the industry." 

Since some of the companies extracted 
wage and benefit concessions two years ago, 
a theme of "economic justice with job se- 
curity" has emerged at these contract talks. 
The union's proposal aims at full restoration 
of wages and benefits and with improve- 
ments beyond those restorations. The pack- 
age also addresses the recurring problem of 
unemployment due to plant closings and 
sales by proposing an improved severance 
pay provision, transfer rights and a successor 
clause that would require a new owner to 
live up to the labor agreement. 

A Brotherhood member, framed by the gianl claws of a log slacker, unloads logs at an 
Oregon mill. Forecasts for 1988 indicate another strong year for limber company profits. 

Western Council contracts cover a wide 
range of jobs in the forest products indus- 
try, including those of Harold Gratham. 
laying core, and Marjie Graves, plugging, 
both of which are work specialties in ply- 
wood manufacture. 

The climate for bargaining is excellent, as 
the forest industry companies come off two 
of the most profitable years in their history. 
In 1987, for example, profits for a group of 
25 forest products companies grew by 57% 
over 1986 profits. 

In addition, forecasts for 1988 indicate 
another very strong year for timber company 
profits. Softwood lumber demand is ex- 
pected to be very close to the record 48 
billion board feet level reached in 1987. 
Increased production output is projected for 
treated lumber and waferboard, and the 
lumber export market will show continued 
growth. According to one forecast appearing 
in Forest Industries magazine, "Wood prod- 
ucts exports will be extremely strong again 
in "88. Due to the weak dollar, exports will 
be up 15 to 20%. . . ." 

These optimistic projections are being made 
despite the current slowdown in new housing 

construction. This is because the weakness 
in housing will hit multifamily units harder 
than single family homes (which consume 
up to three times as much wood volume as 
an apartment unit). In addition, the repair 
and remodeling sector will show the kind of 
strength that's made it the target of every 
major wood products company. This share 
of the lumber market has shot up from 20% 
in 1978 to 30% in 1987. That translates to 
some 15 billion board feet. 

Finally, the share of Canadian lumber 
coming into the U.S. has declined due to 
the U.S. imposed surcharge on Canadian 
imports and the decline of the Canadian 
dollar against foreign currencies. This drop 
in value of the Canadian dollar has made 
Canadian lumber more cost competitive in 
Europe and Asia and has made Canadian 
producers less dependent on the U.S. mar- 

MAY 1988 


Midwest delegates lay plans for 
Great Lakes Regional Industrial Council 

Sixty local unions from eight Midwestern 
states were represented at the March 27-28 
meeting in Elgin. 111., which kicked off the 
Great Lakes Regional Industrial Council. It 
was the first time UBC industrial locals of 
the Midwest had assembled to discuss mu- 
tual problems and common employers and 
to discuss ways of consolidating their strength 
for more effectiveness at the bargaining 

Two hundred delegates assembled in the 
meeting room to hear presentations by sev- 
eral speakers concerning the advantages of 
forming a multistate regional council. 

Dan Walbrun, UBC representative, indi- 
cated several benefits from a regional struc- 

"Among the positive factors is the ability 
of a group of locals to establish common 
industry wage and benefit patterns, which 
leads to more uniformity between plants," 
he noted. "In addition, under a regional 
concept it is feasible to form broad health 
care and pension plans. These plans can 
achieve major cost savings while delivering 
an upgraded benefit package." 

Walbrun also said that such plans are 
joint trustee plans and, as a result, give the 
union an equal voice in the determination 
of benefits, eligibility rules and appealed 

Mike Draper, executive secretary of the 
Western Council of Industrial Workers based 
in Portland. Ore., was a guest of the meeting 
and discussed the evolution of the regional 
industrial council covenng the Western states. 
He said affiliation with the Western Council 
was always voluntary and that locals and 
district councils joined because they saw the 
value of speaking to lumber and plywood 

employers with a single voice. 

"As you fight for common expiration 
dates." Draper noted, "you also add muscle 
to your position, and you then begin making 
breakthroughs in wages and benefits. It 
doesn't come overnight, but it does develop 
with commitment from the membership and 
a lot of education." 

Four industry workshop sessions were 
held covering architectural millwork, pro- 
duction kitchen cabinets, windows and doors 
and miscellaneous groups. Two groups re- 
viewed contracts and wage surveys of UBC 
agreements in their industries and their par- 
ticular areas. The kitchen cabinet group 
progressed to the stage of listing bargaining 
goals that should be considered for all con- 
tracts in their field of work. 

Charley Bell, president of the Great Lakes 
Council and executive secretary of the In- 
diana Industrial Council, chaired the meet- 
ing, stating "It is the responsibility of every 
delegate present to give a complete report 
on the Great Lakes Council to his or her 
local and to schedule a vote on affiliation." 

Before the meeting ended, delegates were 
asked to do several things when they re- 
turned to their home locals: 

• Give a report on the Elgin meeting to 
local members, 

• schedule a local meeting to consider 
affiliation with the Great Lakes Regional 

• contact the Great Lakes States office 
so that someone can be present at the meet- 
ing to answer questions about affiliation, and 

• submit a resolution for affiliation and 
for a dues increase, so that if such action is 
necessary, it can be voted upon. 

Denny Scoll. collective bargaining specialist of the UBC Industrial Department, upper 
photo, addressed the delegates gathered at the first convention of the Great Lakes States 
Regional Industrial Council. Mike Draper, secretary of the Western Council of Industrial 
Workers, third photo from top. also spoke to the assembled delegates. Present at the 
meeting were Charles Bell, president of the Great Lakes Council and executive secretaiy 
of Indiana Industrial Council: Bruce Baler, executive secretaiy, Midwestern Industrial 
Council: and Dan Walburn. international representative, lower left corner. 




Corporate actions are 
like double breasting, 

House committee told i 


PAJ Staff Writer 

Mine Workers Local 2274 President 
Bob Dixon told a House labor panel 
how the Pittston Co. had created a web 
of some 32 subsidiaries to shift union 
mining operations to non-union mining 

The Connecticut-based company also 
contracted with small non-union coal 
operators with their ov>.n work forces 
to mine coal on Pittston-held lands to 
circumvent union contracts. Dixon said. 

Dixon's and other workers" descrip- 
tions of "corporate shell games"" to 
evade union obligations prompted Rep. 
William Clay (D-Mo.). chairman of the 
House Subcommittee on Labor-Man- 
agement Relations, to compare the sit- 
uation with double breasting in the 
construction industry. Cla\' said legis- 
lation similar to the ban on double 
breasting pending in Congress may be 
needed to block such anti-union ma- 
neuvers in other industries. 

The use of contractors to keep out 
unions also was described by Ofelia C. 
Rico, a member of Service Employees 
Local 399 in Los Angeles. Rico said 
the Southern California Gas Co. ended 
its cleaning service contract w ith .Amer- 
ican Building Maintenance Co.. which 
had an SEIU contract, in Ma\' 1987 and 
switched to a non-union building main- 
tenance company. The gas company 
told the new contractor to fire the entire 
night crew, slash wages from S7.42 an 
hour to S4.50 an hour and cancel health 
insurance benefits. 

Rico uas hired to replace one of the 
20 long-term unionized workers that 
lost their jobs in that shift. When she 
found out that the SEIU was organizing 

the new workers, she helped sign up 
members and picketed. In the middle 
of the new organizing campaign, the 
gas company again switched cleaning 
contractors for both the day and night 
shifts. Rico said she was fired in Oc- 
tober 1987 for her union activities. v\ hich 
is illegal under labor law. Meanwhile, 
the "gas company — the real culprit — is 
off the hook.'" said Rico, because the 
National Labor Relations Board dis- 
missed the union's charges against it. 

Kathy May was one of 29 workers 
who lost their jobs at the Child World 
toy distribution center in Newburgh. 
N.Y.. four weeks after voting for rep- 
resentation by Teamsters Local 445. 
May said paychecks came from 
Performance Leasing, which con- 
tracted with Child World to run its 
operation, but "day-to-day orders"" came 
from Child World"s manager, she said. 

After the election. Performance 
Leasing said their contract with Child 
World was cancelled and workers would 
have to reapply for jobs with the com- 
pany, but none of the active union 
supporters were rehired. May said. The 
NLRB agreed to hear the union"s unfair 
labor practice charge, but only because 
a supervisor agreed to testify that Child 
World actually gave the orders in the 
workplace, she said. 

John F. Dickerson. an Electrical 
Workers" international representative, 
said the union defeated anti-union tac- 
tics by NCA. Inc.. in Burlington. N.C.. 
to win an organizing election. 

After the election. NCA transferred 
work to another subsidiary of its parent 
company — Alphabet Co. — which re- 

fused to hire union workers iaid off 
from NCA. Dickerson said. .A.iphabet 
subsidiaries manufacture automotive 
wiring harnesses for Packard Electric, 
a division of General Motors. Dickerson 
said Packard originally used Electronic 
Workers-represented employees to do 
the work in-house before it shifted to 
contractors like Alphabet. 

The IBEW eventually reached a con- 
tract with NCA. but by the time the 
agreement was signed in May 1987, 
Packard Electric moved all of its final 
assembly operations to .Mexico and the 
NCA plant was closed. However. NCA's 
non-union sister plant — MCR — contin- 
ues to operate only 10 miles away, he 
said. He said the union suspects that 
some NCA work was transferred to the 
non-union MCR plant, but cannot prove 

"As long as it is profitable for em- 
ployers who are determined to thwart 
the protections and policies of the Na- 
tional Labor Relations .Act. that's ex- 
actly what they will continue to do." 
said Dickerson. ".And. with this new 
device of being able to play corporate 
shell games with multi-layered corpo- 
rate structures, the employees will al- 
ways end up the victims."' 

William McCadden. a tool and die 
maker represented by Machinists Lodge 
967 in .Auburn, N.Y., said the local 
ratified a "good" three-year contract 
with General Electric in July 1985. Two 
months later. GE announced a joint 
venture with Westinghouse and Mit- 
subishi and informed workers that the 
new compan\\ Powerex. would take 
over the Auburn plant to manufacture 
and market items used to make power 

The union was forced to negotiate a 
new contract with Powerex that Mc- 
Cadden said was "extremely substand- 
ard." depriving members of cost-of- 
living, pension and plant closing bene- 
fits in the former GE pact. However, 
Powerex had told the LAM members 
they would be replaced if they struck. 
The NLRB ruled that Powerex was 
legally a successor company, with no 
obligation to adopt the lAM's contract 
with GE. 

.Meanwhile. Powerex laid off sub- 
stantial numbers of workers at the Au- 
burn plant, transferring the work else- 
where. Although the company denied 
plans to close the plant, McCadden 
said, "we have no reason to believe we 
are not being lied to again. Especially 
now that Pouerex has gotten rid of any 
employee plant closing liabilities, we 
think the 'handwriting' may be on the 
wall. We know we can't turn to the 
NLRB. but we will continue our efforts 
to save the Auburn workforce from the 
results of this GE sham." 

MAY 1988 


Skill training for 
America's work force 
in the Year 2000 • • • 

The UBC answers five questions from tlie U.S. Department of Labor 

What will it be like for wage earners 
in the Year 2000? 

What skills will be needed? 

Will apprenticeship be the form of 
skill training needed for all industries? 

As the U.S. Department of Labor 
marks its 25th anniversary this year, 
and the 50th anniversary of the U.S. 
apprenticeship system, it considers the 
unknowns in the years ahead. The 21st 
century, the Year 2000, we are re- 
minded, is only 12 years away. 

Has America been moving in the right 
direction all these years as far as fitting 
the right people into the right jobs is 

The Department of Labor, early this 
year, invited public comment upon its 
proposal to expand apprenticeship 
training to more industries and link 
apprenticeship more closely to the na- 
tion's education system. The United 
Brotherhood was among the organiza- 
tions asked to respond to five basic 
questions posed by the Labor Depart- 
ment on this broad subject. 

On February 17 the Labor Depart- 
ment held a hearing in Washington to 
receive comments on its proposed ini- 

In delivering its testimony to federal 
officials, the United Brotherhood's First 
General Vice President John Pruitt 
pointed out that the craft skills of our 
union go back centuries to the founding 
of the craft guilds of Europe and that 
union apprenticeship today is a direct 
descendant of those early groups of 
artisans and workers. Pruitt then re- 
sponded to the Labor Department's five 

Should/can the apprenticeship 
concept be broadened to all indus- 

"We cannot assume that if appren- 
ticeship works well for one that it should 
work well for all," the UBC spokesman 
stated. "So, to answer the question, 
two things should be considered; first. 

occupations within an industry must be 
apprenticeable. This means that indus- 
try establishes standards which are reg- 
istered with the U.S. Bureau of Ap- 
prenticeship and that each occupation 
requires a level of knowledge and skill 
needed to maintain industry standards. 
Secondly, the industry must be willing 
to provide funding for apprenticeship. 

"The fact of the matter is that many 
industries are not interested in full craft 
training. Occupations within those in- 
dustries employ specialists rather than 
craftsmen. Apprenticeship has been 
around for centuries, and is proven 
effective for those crafts and trades 
which have traditionally valued well- 
rounded skilled workers and have used 

"If apprenticeship is the answer to 
the training needs of all industries, why 
is it that so many industries have never 
used it? The obvious answer is that 
many industries do not need, nor do 
they want, apprenticeship. So, if broad- 
ening the apprenticeship concept to all 
industries means that government is going 
to put together a package complete with 
standards, curriculum funding and tax 
incentives, then we go on record as not 
supporting this initiative. Since effective 
apprenticeship requires an industry 
commitment, we will support only the 
efforts of industries with occupations 
striving to set up valid apprenticeship 
programs and willing to put money and 
effort into doing so." 

The second question posed by the 
"Apprenticeship 2000" initiative was: 

What should be the limitations 
or parameters in terms of occupa- 
tions of an expanded apprentice- 
ship effort? 

"The most successful apprenticeship 
programs are those which are affiliated 
with unions," Pruitt stated. "In fact, 
in most cases, the only apprenticeship 
programs are union programs ! This goes 

back to a major premise of this paper, 
that a secure relationship between em- 
ployer and worker, once exemplified 
by the European guild system, and now 
achieved through union representation 
and collective bargaining, is the basis 
for the survival of the apprenticeship 
concept. Today, that secure relation- 
ship still exists in our joint labor/man- 
agement apprenticeship programs." 

What should be the delivery sys- 
tem for an expanded apprentice- 
ship system? 

"Let it be a matter of record that the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters is 
extremely concerned about any effort 
by government, whether it be the Bu- 
reau of Apprenticeship or the Depart- 
ment of Education, to alter the present 
delivery system of apprenticeship," we 
told the Labor Department. 

"The delivery system to which we 
are referring is the joint labor/manage- 
ment committee which formulates 
standards of training, establishes re- 
lated training curriculum materials, and 
has complete charge of the training of 
apprentices indentured to the commit- 
tee. We would like to know just how 
BAT and the Department of Education 
propose to alter the system. Could it 
be that further Federal involvement 
would mean wage subsidy and tax in- 
centive arrangements in order to in- 
crease the number of apprentices? 

We agree with those that William 
Whittaker refers to in his paper who 
say that: '. . . subsidies and tax incen- 
tives are a stark departure from the 
apprenticeship tradition and are unnec- 
essary . . . With financial support from 
the Federal Government . . . will come 
regulation, guidelines, . . . and exces- 
sive bureaucratization of what has been, 
essentially, an uncomplicated effort by 
labor and management working coop- 

Whittaker goes on to say that '. . . 
Some see a new mechanism for 'social 
engineering' to be managed from Wash- 



"We do not support 
expansion of appren- 
ticeship if it means 
altering any part of 
the existing appren- 
ticeship system." 

ington, D.C. Still others fear a frag- 
mentation of crafts, weatcening of craft 
traditions and an over-supply of work- 
ers for the jobs actually available.' 

What should be the role of gov- 
ernment in an expanded appren- 
ticeship system? 

"The United Brotherhood of Car- 
penters thinks that government should 
continue to play the role which they 
have played since the enactment of 
legislation in 1937 setting up the De- 
partment of Labor's Bureau of Appren- 
ticeship and Training. BAT should con- 
tinue its division of occupational analysis 
for screening occupations requesting to 
be certified as apprenticeable; BAT 
should remain the national registering 
agency established by the National Ap- 
prenticeship Act; and BAT should con- 
tinue monitoring programs to see that 
they remain in compliance with industry 
standards. We will support BAT in 
these areas. But we will never support 
a move toward tripartite industry train- 
ing boards as are used in some European 
countries today, because such boards 
would establish government as an equal 
partner in apprenticeship matters. 

How can apprenticeship be more 
effectively linked to the education 

"First of all, apprenticeship in itself 
is an education system," Pruitt pointed 
out. "It is a system of education whereby 
industry teaches young workers a craft 
or trade by exposing them to actual 
skills and trade processes in an arrange- 
ment called O.J.T., or on-the-job train- 
ing. Industries utilizing apprenticeship 
beheve that their workers learn best in 
practical, flexible learning environ- 
ments. We don't believe that public 
education can offer that kind of learning 
environment. However, we know that 

there are some apprenticeship programs 
which let vocational education do their 
training for them. 

"We agree with the recent study 
made by the Committee for Economic 
Development, a private, non-profit, and 
non-partisan research and education or- 
ganization which states:. Many 'voca- 
tional education' programs are almost 
worthless. They are a cruel hoax on 
young people looking to acquire mar- 
ketable skills. So many different and, 
in many cases, unproductive programs 
in our public schools have been called 
'vocational education' that most exist- 
ing programs need to be disbanded and 
reshaped. Vocational education should 
ensure that students are learning skills 
that relate to the real needs of the job 

"The only function that public edu- 
cation has in the apprenticeship system 
is that of offering advice and support 
to apprenticeship committees request- 
ing it. Joint labor/management commit- 
tees set the standards, establish training 
curricula; and do the training — educa- 
tors only advise. However, there is a 
service that public education can do for 
the apprenticeship community: send us 
young people who can read and write, 
and do basic math." 

The United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners of America presently 
has 37,000 apprentices in training, 13% 
of all registered apprentices in the United 
States, more than any other trade or 
occupation. We are successful in train- 
ing apprentices simply because we have 
never lost sight of the original intent of 
apprenticeship. We support expansion 
of apprenticeship to those industries and 
occupations which have cooperation of 
labor and management, where joint ap- 
prenticeship committees are established 
so that apprenticeship training remains 
an industry and worker-controlled func- 
tion. We do not support expansion of 
apprenticeship if it means altering any 
part of the existing apprenticeship sys- 

Jobs with Jusliee 
rally in Portland 
tackles forest jobs 

Plans are shaping up for a massive 
rally of trade unionists in Portland, 
Ore., next month, which will be spear- 
headed by members of the Brother- 
hood's Western Council of Industrial 

It is to be one in a series of "Jobs 
with Justice" rallies launched this year 
by the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union 
Department to call public attention lo 
the anti-union tactics of employers. The 
Brotherhood is an affiliate of the lUD. 

In his first official action as a council 
member of the lUD. General President 
Sigurd Lucassen announced plans for 
the rally at a recent press conference in 
Florida. The rally will be held June 8, 
prior to the Western Council's difficult 
1988 negotiations in the wood products 

"As unions united, we have a tre- 
mendous, collective strength," Lucas- 
sen told the press. "We must use our 
strength to fight our enemies in the 
board rooms and on the streets. Jobs 
with Justice rallies have provided 
workers the opportunity to take to the 
streets together to mobilize against 
those who threaten fair worker 
standards and the dignity of American 

Lucassen and other industrial union 
leaders told the media that the goals of 
Jobs with Justice are to build powerful 
labor/community coalitions which can 
force major corporations and govern- 
ment to act responsibly in communi- 
ties; to demonstrate to unorganized 
workers that there is a viable collective 
fightback response to the workplace 
problems they face; and to change the 
political climate in the United States to 
permit social and legislative change fa- 
vorable to working people. 

To achieve these goals, regional coa- 
litions of labor, religious, community, 
women's and civil rights organizations 
along with elected officials and other 
citizens have sprung up to organize and 
fight together around local issues. 

UBC General President Lucassen out- 
lines plans for the Portland rally at an 
lUD press conference. 

MAY 1988 


"Do It Again, 

Second annual 

D.A.D.'s Day nears; 

mark your calendar 

for June 18 

While some dads will celebrate Fath- 
er's Day, next month, with breakfast 
in bed or a relaxing day on the couch, 
many "DAD's" from all over the coun- 
try will be hitting the streets — collecting 
money to fight Diabetes. 

ABETES — a fund raising project spear- 
headed by the AFL-CIO's Building and 
Construction Trades Department's 
Blueprint for Cure campaign. 

The second annual DAD'S DAY has 
been scheduled for Saturday, June 18th — 
Father's Day weekend. 

On that day, DAD volunteers all 
across the country will be stationed at 
busy traffic intersections in their com- 
munity, soliciting spare change from 
passing motorists. 

The event helps fund the Blueprint 
for Cure campaign — organized labor's 
commitment to raise over $10 million 
dollars for the construction of the Di- 
abetes Research Institute at the Uni- 
versity of Miami, Florida. 

In February, the Blueprint for Cure 
co-chairs joined other labor leaders and 
dignitaries for the ground breaking cer- 
emony of the Diabetes Research Insti- 
tute. The facility is scheduled to be 
completed in 1990. 

Last year, over 20,000 volunteers in 
130 cities raised over $500,000. Organ- 
izers expect to raise over $750,000 this 

A Building Tradesman soticils a motorist 
at a traffic intersection for a D.A.D.'s Day 

The co-chairs for Dollars Against 
Diabetes are Edward J. Carlough, pres- 
ident of the Sheet Metal Workers In- 
ternational Association, AFL-CIO; and 
Joseph F. Maloney, secretary-treas- 
urer. Building and Construction Trades 
Department, AFL-CIO. Retired UBC 
President Patrick J. Campbell was a 
founder of the Blueprint for Cure drive. 

For information on DAD's DAY 
events in your city, contact Carl Filli- 
chio or Marilyn Zola at 202/223-8700. 

Blueprint for Cure contributions during 
the past month include: 

Local 902, Brooklyn, NY; Local 1026. 
Miami, PL; Local 1338. Charlottetown. 
P. E. I.; South Florida District Council; Hahn 
Construction; A. D. Levett Associates, Inc., 
and J. W. Shuster & Son, Inc. 

There was a donation in memory of Brad 
Dauphine from Local 424, JATC, Hingham, 

Individual donations were received from 
David C. Briggs. James Conlon, Patrick J. 
Coughlin, Michael Crowley, Jr. , Eugene and 
Marion DeFillipo, Fred and Ramona Duwe, 
James Fuller. Thomas Genavaro, Sr.. Paul 
Geneski, Gerard Hickey, Steve Letostak, 
Sylvester Makarewicz, Patrick McAloney, 
Frank and Viola Morano, Julius and Gloria 
Peterson, John Roylance, Robert H. Stren- 
ger, John L. Swinick, Stephen and Mary 
Zak and Richard Zavali. 

Holy foul-up, Batman 
. . . One vote counts! 

Good old Batman . . . he really 
loused up a city commission election 
in Gainesville, Ga. Someone wrote in 
Batman's name rather than vote for 
either of the listed candidates, who 
were left stuck in a tie at 674 votes 
each. Two months after the election, 
they were still tied. The city never had 
a tie before and had no provision for 
a run-off. floral: Don't fool with Bat- 
man . . . and don't vote for him, either. 

One vote counts! 




loni union nEuis 

Raddison Hotel complex mass picketed 

When the Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Carpenters Council recently called upon 
the Detroit, Mich., Building Trades to support a picketline in nearby Romulus, Mich,, 
near the Metro Airport, the other trades turned out in force — almost 300 strong. The 
protest was against builders of a Raddison Hotel complex being constructed non-union. 

KC handbilling 
of Wal-Marts 

Members of UBC locals in the Kansas 
City. Mo., area are continuing their hand- 
biling of patrons at Wal-Mart stores, as the 
retailer continues to build and remodel with 
low-paid, nonresident workers. Members of 
more than six UBC locals are participating 
in the informational campaign. 

Meanwhile, UBC members in the St. Louis, 
Mo. , area have also been distributing leaflets 
which advise retail patrons that Wal-Mart 
builds nonunion. Wal-Mart was planning to 
erect a major shopping center in the St. 
Louis metropolitan area. We are told that 
this project may now be shelved. 

Bethlehem local honors Fries 

Two hundred members of Local 600, Bethlehem, Pa., gath- 
ered at a regular meeting when Walter D. Fries received a 
Brotherhood watch and award upon his retirement. Fries held 
office in the local most of his career, including service as busi- 
ness representative, recording secretary and delegate to coun- 
cils and conventions. 

Fries is shown here with the executive board, receiving his 
award. From left are Dennis Thomma, vice president: Richard 
Panik, trustee: William Thomma, trustee, Ronald Stimmel, pres- 
ident: James J . Filyac, financial secretary and business agent: 
Richard Stein, trustee. Fries, recording secretary: Richard Bar- 
tholomew, treasurer and Joseph Zelena. warden. 

Macon, Ga. Local 144 celebrates 100 years of union service 

Local 144, Macon, Ga., commemorated 
100 years at the Grand Ballroom of the 
Macon Hilton on November 14, 1987. Local 
144 was actually chartered on December 1, 
1887 upon the request of 12 Macon carpen- 
ters, most employed by the Central Railroad. 
Research has shown a number of mergers 
in Local 144 over its 100 years. 

On hand for the ceremonies were Georgia 

Secretary of State Max Cleland, who was 
the key note speaker; state representatives, 
city council members, contractors and friends. 
Wayne Wilhoit, construction manager for 
Georgia Power, presented the local with a 
proclamation of excellence, honoring the 
members for their quality work. Through 
the foresight of the members, the local re- 
cently built a new building. 

In conjunction with the centennial dinner 
there were several activities in which the 
centennial committee was involved, includ- 
ing the erection of the Brotherhood Centen- 
nial Exhibit at the Macon Mall which helped 
achieve our objectives by getting news about 
the anniversary in the local newspaper and 
radio stations. The local media held the 
exhibit as a tribute to American labor. 

Mrs. Massey, Waylon Morton, business manager. Bob Massey, 
president: and Wayne Wilhoit, construction manager, Georgia 


Shown at the 100th celebration are Bob Massey, president: 
Floyd Buford, representative: and Herb Mabry, president, Geor- 
gia State AFL-CIO. 

MAY 1988 


Labor Issues find Institutional support 

Pension fund investors combat 
anti-union corporate practices 

Administrators of union pension funds 
are gaining support in their dealings 
with employer corporations through an 
organization called the Council of In- 
stitutional Investors. 

At least three major UBC pension 
funds are actively participating in the 
council's work. {The three are listed in 
the accompanying chart, which shows 
union affiliates of the council.) 

It is felt by the administrators and 
investors participating in the work of 
the council that union issues crucial 
to pension stability, such as wrong 
management decisions affecting em- 
ployment, plant closings and multi- 
national investments, can be effec- 
tively addressed through the Council 
of Institutional Investors. CII is a 
loose coalition made up primarily of 
public-sector and multiemployer pen- 
sion funds with more than $200 billion 
in assets. As the accompanying chart 
indicates, more than $4 billion of these 
funds are represented by union pen- 
sion plans. CII has led a growing 
shareholder activism among institu- 
tional investors in recent months, par- 
ticularly since the stock market drop 
last October. 

During its first three years, the coun- 
cil's major focus has been to examine 
the impact of takeover-related strate- 
gies — such as the payment of greenmail 
to raiders and the adoption of poison 
pills — on shareholders. 

Currently, 15 union-sponsored and 
jointly-trusteed multiemployer pension 
plans are CII members. 

When traditional union issues, such 
as job security, coincide with the issue 
of corporate economic efficiency, the 
council could be persuaded to take 
concerted action to protect stock val- 

For instance, two issues have arisen 
directly affecting the employment of 
workers before the council, apparently 
the first action of this kind. 

In one instance, the costs of con- 
structing the Comanchee Peak Nuclear 
Power Plant in Texas with a non-union 
work force have increased five-fold over 
projections, he says. Other nuclear plants 
in the state have been built by union 
labor at a lower cost, it is reported, and 
the group of Texas utilities that own 
the Comanchee plant should be chal- 
lenged by shareholders on the wisdom 
of their construction practices. It ap- 
pears that the plant will never become 

operative, because of these huge cost 
overruns, he says. 

The second issue to be raised before 
the council is General Electric's plan 
to close a plant in Cicero, 111. that is 
organized by the Sheet Metal Workers 
union. A GE vice president admitted 
that the decision to move operations to 
a non-union environment in the South 
was not made for economic reasons, 
and that the Cicero plant was profitable. 

"These are cases where the corpo- 
ration's interests are inimical to share- 
holders," the Sheet Metal Workers point 
out. While such issues are unlikely to 
become the major focus of the council's 
actions, more such issues will be raised 
in the future. 

While the council could provide a 
new avenue for combating anti-union 
corporate practices, unions already share 
the council's concern about protecting 
shareholder rights during takeover bat- 

This is the case not only because 
management entrenchment devices, such 
as greenmail and poison pills, reduce 
the value of pension holdings, but also 
because these anti-takeover strategies 
often prevent workers from using the 
shareholder process to raise legitimate 
workplace and organizing concerns, says 

Lawrence Smedley, former AFL-CIO 
associate director of Occupational 
Safety, Health and Social Security, and 
a member of CII's executive commit- 

While unions and the council have 
different concerns, labor clearly has 
more in common with these institutional 
shareholders than they have with man- 
agement, Smedley noted. 

"Ultimately, takeovers can be good, 
if they replace an inefficient manage- 
ment," adds Michael Nugent, director 
of financial operations for the $2 billion 
pension fund of the Internationial 
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In 
a situation in which a management group 
is shielded from legitimate shareholder 
concerns, "and you're an employee 
with a bad boss, forget it. You might 
as well quit." 

But the council so far hasn't wielded 
the clout that some had originally en- 
visioned. While the group has been 
formally contacted by players in several 
takeover battles, CII is not viewed as 
having made a significant impact imple- 
menting shareholder protections. 

"They've got to get to the point 
where they can raise an issue and scare 
someone," suggested an AFL-CIO of- 
ficial, "where they can win or come 
close to winning on an issue." He also 
believes that the group must broaden 
its base. 

The council has been defining its role 
during its first few years. Further, the 
death of CII founder and California 
State Treasurer Jesse Unruh last year 

Continued on Page 38 

The Council of Institutional Investors 

Union pension plans participating in CII and their assets. 

Fund Assets* ($ millions) 

Sheet Metal Workers National Pension Fund $1,018 

Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund for Northern California 916 

United Food & Commercial Workers' Unions & Food Employers' Fund . . . 868 

Teamsters Affiliates Pension Plan 479 

United Food & Commercial Workers' International Union Staff Trust Fund . 365 

Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund — Milwaukee 316 

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 

Pension Fund 91 

AFL-CIO Staff Retirement Trust Fund 52 

Juan De La Cruz Farm Workers Pension Fund 39 

Carpenters' District Council Shops & Mills Pension Fund 16 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' Pension Benefit Fund 13 

Ohio Bricklayers Pension Fund 13 

Chicago District Council of Carpenters Pension Fund 13 

Air Line Pilots Association 8 

International Union of Operating Engineers 2 

TOTAL $4,209 

'Based on most current information available. 

Sources: List of funds provided by the Council of Institutional Investors; Asset 
figures from 1987 Money Market Directory, Pensions & Investment 
Age, January 26, 1987, and Labor & Investments. 



Must children go hungry because 
parents exercise the right to stril<e? 

U.S. Supreme Court 

upholds ban on 

food stamps for strikers 

As things now stand, and thanks to 
a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a 
household becomes ineligible for food 
stamps when any of its members is on 
strike. The government's refusal to sub- 
sidize the right to strike is not an in- 
fringement of that right, according to a 
5-3 decision of the court, last March. 

What the high court actually did was 
uphold the constitutionality of a 1981 
amendment to the Food Stamp Act that 
made a striker's household ineligible 
for stamps. Unions have sharply criti- 
cized the court's decision, stating that 
the law's true purpose is to help man- 
agement break strikes. 

President Owen Bieber of the Auto 
Workers, which had filed the suit with 
the Mine Workers and individual work- 
ers , called the ruling ' ' a blow to working 
families throughout America." He called 
it "hypocritical and inconsistent" to 
punish strikers' families because a 
worker exercises the legal right to form 
trade unions and to engage in a peaceful 

"This decision serves only the inter- 
ests of those who wage economic war- 
fare against working people." Bieber 
said. He called on Congress to intro- 
duce legislation to remedy the situation 
and "restore the historic balance" in- 
tended under the Wagner Act. 

Michael H. Holland, UMWA general 
counsel, said the union regrets that the 
high court repudiated its "long and 
proud record of protecting the protests 
of the weak from the tyranny of the 
powerful" by making strikers' families 
"second class citizens." 

In 1986, Federal District Judge Louis 
F. Oberdorfer held that the food stamp 
ban for strikers interfered with workers' 
First Amendment rights to freedom of 
expression and free association with 
their families and in unions and the 
equal protection guarantees under the 
Fifth Amendment. 

Writing for the majority. Justice By- 
ron R. White admitted that denying 
food stamp benefits "makes it harder 

for strikers to maintain themselves and 
their families during the strike and ex- 
erts pressure on them to abandon their 
union." But he said that the "strikers' 
right of association does not require the 
government to furnish funds to maxi- 
mize the exercise of that right." 

White said the court had "little trou- 
ble" agreeing with the Agriculture De- 
partment, which administers the food 
stamp program and was the target of the 
unions' lawsuit, that the law is "ration- 
ally related to the legitimate govern- 
mental objective" of neutrality in labor 
disputes and to the government's pre- 
rogative to set the federal budget. 

White said, "It would be difficult to 
deny that this statute works at least 
some discrimination against workers 
and their households." But he con- 
cluded that the court is "not free in this 
instance to reject Congress' views about 
'what constitutes wise economic or so- 
cial policy.' " 

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist 
and Justices John Paul Stevens, Sandra 
Day O'Connor and Antonin ScaUajoined 
the majority opinion. Justice Anthony 
M. Kennedy did not participate in the 

Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote a 
sharp dissent, joined by Justices Wil- 
liam J. Brennan Jr. and Harry A. Black- 
mun. Charging that the majority gave 
"short shrift" to the unions' equal pro- 
tection challenge to the law, Marshall 
said the striker amendment to the 1981 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
contains so "many absurdities" that it 
"fails to pass constitutional muster un- 
der even the most deferential scrutiny." 

Marshall said the Agriculture De- 
partment's stated goals to reduce fed- 
eral expenditures, provide for the needy 
and foster neutrality in private labor 
disputes are legitimate. However, he 
said there is no "rational relationship" 
between those goals and the denial of 
food stamps to striking workers' fami- 

Marshall said that the reasoning that 

the government needs to reduce ex- 
penditures would allow "the exclusion 
of any unpopular group from a public 
benefit program" because the exclusion 
would always result in decreased fed- 
eral spending. 

On the argument of providing for the 
most needy, Marshall said the needs of 
infants and children of a striking worker 
"is in no logical way diminished by the 
striker's action. The denial to these 
children of what is often the only buffer 
between them and malnourishment and 
disease cannot be justified as a targeting 
of the most needy: they are the most 

Marshall said it also is not true that 
strikers have jobs available to them so 
they are voluntarily refusing to work. 
He pointed that some businesses shut 
down during strikes, so there is no job 
for individual strikers even if they wanted 
to cross the picket line. Businesses that 
do continue to operate during strikes, 
he said, hire permanent replacements 
for strikers. 

Marshall pointed out the "glaring 
disparity between the treatment of stri- 
kers and the treatment of those who 
are unwilling to work for other rea- 
sons." People who quit their jobs with 
"good cause" are allowed to collect 
food stamps, while strikers are denied 
the right to prove "good cause," even 
in the case of unfair labor practices, he 
said. Likewise, unemployed workers 
eligible for food stamps can refuse work 
at a business involved in a strike or a 
lockout without penalty, while "only 
strikers. . . must give up their eligibility 
for food stamps if they refuse to cross 
a picket line," he said. 

Contradicting the argument that the 
law promotes neutrality in labor dis- 
putes, Marshall said the legislative his- 
tory of the amendment, from 1968 when 
it was first proposed to 1981 when it 
became law, "strongly suggests" anti- 
union hostility. 

In addition, Marshall said, the neu- 
Continued on Page 38 

MAY 1988 



1988 Congressional agenda 
contains many labor bills 

The 1988 session of the U.S. Congress started off well for 
workers and their unions. The first bill passed by the legislators 
was a labor-backed bill to e.xtend the federal government's clean 
water act. This was followed by heavy lobbying activity by the 
UBC and the Building Trades to force Japan to open up its bidding 
on Japanese construction projects to North American contractors. 
To avoid U.S. trade sanctions, the Japanese agreed to let U.S. 
firms bid on 14 major public works projects. 

A long list of labor-supported bills are now before Congressional 
committees for consideration. With strong backing by the Car- 
penters Legislative Improvement Committee and other labor 
groups, this is some of the legislation currently before the Congress 
for consideration: 

MINIMUM WAGE— Last month, the House Education and 
Labor Committee voted to raise the federal minimum wage to 
$5.05 an hour in several steps over the next four years and to 
extend federal wage coverage to Congress. There are still details 
to be worked out in the House, and similar legislation has to be 
acted on by the Senate, but, hopefully, in this election year a 
favorable bill will be passed. Although wage levels for UBC 
members are above the minimum wage, the Brotherhood sees 
passage of this legislation as a major effort to help fellow workers 
and boost the nation's economy. 

N.L.R.B. PRACTICES— This session of the Congress is be- 
ginning to look into the National Labor Relations Board's top- 
heavy lean toward employer-favored decisions. Rep. Dale Kildee 
of Michigan warns that the NLRB has departed from its stated 
purpose of protecting workers. Corporate America has enormous 
power, he told a Congressional subcommittee which is holding 
hearings on practices and operations under the National Labor 
Relations Act. 

Another Congressman, Charles A. Hayes of Illinois, has warned 
that labor relations have become "a haven for attorneys — they've 
done quite well." Congressman William Clay of Missouri says 
that the Act is now being used as a tool to frustrate collective 

Labor is struggling for corrective legislation, but it may have to 
wait until after the presidential election in November to achieve 
its goals. 

MEDICARE CUTS — The House Ways and Means Committee 
has let the Reagan administration know that it rejects proposals 
to trim $1.23 billion from the Medicare program. In spite of the 
financial hardships already suffered by many of our senior citizens, 
the Reagan administration contends that Congress must cut more. 
It says the Congress fell short of the Medicare cuts agreed to in 

Continued on Page 21 

CLIC Contribution — While in Washington, D.C. for a recent 
Building and Construction Trades Conference. Russ Pool and 

John Wilkerson 
dropped off a check 
collected from their 
members of Local 
483 in the amount 
of $1,630.25. The 
members of LU 483 
contribute to CLIC 
when they come in 
to pay their dues. 
This collection of 
money is kept sepa- 
rate and is not a 
part of any dues 

RECENT CONTRIBUTORS to CLIC include; Harvey Cox, 
Local 125, Miami, Fla.; William G. Wood, Local 17 retiree. New 
York City: Charles W. Mehringer. Local 620 retiree, Warwick, 
N.Y.; Marc Yorgan. Local 155 apprentice, Fanwood, N.J.: John 
Caperton. Local 10, Berwyn, III.: Earl S. Gant, Local 586 retiree, 
Carmichael, Calif.; Wesley G. Simmons, Local 2287 retiree. Lake 
Worth, Fla.; Anthony L. Puccio Jr.. Local 1837, Islip, N.Y.; 
Andrew M. Stoltz, Local 247 retiree, Milwaukie, Ore.: Anthony 
J. Piscitelli, Local 188 retiree, Bronx, N.Y.: Leon Kalman, Local 
2819 retiree, Hallandale. Fla.; Bill Irvine, Local 184, Sandy, Utah; 
Daniel T. Reynolds, Local 1529 retiree, Kansas City, Kans.; James 
W. and Eleanor Kline. Local 515. Colorado Springs, Colo.; Brian 
J. O'Sullivan, Local 608, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Norman T. Spaulding, 
Local 586 retiree. Sacto, Calif., and John W. Jackson, Local 977 
retiree, Wichita Falls, Texas. 


Yes, I want to help! 

Here is my contribution to the Carpenters Legislative 

Improvement Committee. I know my participation 


D $10 n $15 D $20 n $25 D other 




State . 

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. Contributions to CLIC are not deductible as charitable 
L _C02,tributiQiis for federajjn^ine tax ^r£oses.__ ■-^.-^_»^-^ ...J 



CLIC Report 

Continued from Page 26 

budget talks last year by as much as $1.23 
million. Under that agreement. Congress 
was to incorporate into fiscal 1988 budget- 
reconciliation legislation Medicare cuts to- 
taling $2 billion for Fiscal 1988 and $3.5 
billion for fiscal 1989. Labor opposes cuts 
in Medicare. 


Brotherhood is urging support of Senate Bill 
1894, the Clean Air Standards Attainment 
Act of 1987. This bill provides necessary 
controls on the release of pollutants into the 
environment. The UBC feels that the plan 
provided in S. 1894 is a well-conceived 
program to combat our increasingly toxic 

Top contributors 
to CLIC in 1987 

The following are the 12 local unions, 
grouped by membership size, which contrib- 
uted the most to the 1987 CLIC drive: 

Locals with 1 to 50 members, top 3 

L.U. 88 Montana $ 977.74 

L.U. 2743 Texas 286.00 

L.U. 3257 Tennessee 247.22 

Locals with 51 to 250 members, top 3 

L.U. 323 New York 2,421.48 

L.U. 1463 Nebraska 2,349.22 

L.U. 1163 New York 2,318.10 

Locals with 251 to 500 members, top 3 

L.U. 1024 Maryland 2,780.20 

L.U. 2298 Missouri 2,034.50 

L.U. 335 Michigan 1,375.56 

Locals with over 501 members, top 3 

L.U. 210 Connecticut 18,140,03 

L.U. 964 New York 8.232.96 

L.U. 745 Hawaii 6,923.89 

The following are the top five local unions 
contributing the largest sum: 

L.U. 210 Connecticut 


L.U. 964 New York 


L.U. 745 Hawaii 


L.U. 1024 Maryland 


L.U. 323 New York 


The following are the top five district councils 

contributing the largest sum: 

Metropolitan District Council. 



Baltimore District Council, 



Ventura County District Council. 



South Florida District Council 


Central Indiana District Council 


The following are the top five state councils 
contributing the largest sum at an annual 
convention or conference: 

Washington State Council Convention 


Minnesota State Council Convention 


Indiana State Council Convention 4,430.00 

New Jersey State Council Convention 


Illinois State Council Convention 3,803.00 

General Office expedites training iri 
asbestos, hazardous waste removal 

The United Brotherhood is within 
weeks of finalizing training programs 
on toxic waste and asbestos abatement 
and removal. General President Sigurd 
Lucassen recently reported to local and 
council leaders. 

As soon as UBC programs covering 
this work are reviewed and certified by 
the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, the Brotherhood will begin 
training instructors who will, in turn, 
teach members requiring certification. 

Lucassen called upon local unions 
and councils to provide the General 
Office with the following information 
as soon as possible: 

• survey data which can be used to 
determine the approximate number of 
workers needed in their area for asbes- 
tos abatement and removal and toxic 
and hazardous waste containment and 

• information as to whether or not 
their area has access to a facility ade- 
quate for training members in asbestos 
and hazardous waste abatement and 

• information as to whether or not 

their area has special standards' for 
certification for asbestos abatement and 
removal and for toxic and hazardous 
waste containment and removal. 

• identities of contractors in their 
area wishing to participate in this spe- 
cial training program. 

President Lucassen has assigned 
Representative William C. Goetz as a 
coordinator of the training program. He 
will be working with the Brotherhood's 
apprenticeship and training department 
and Assistant to the General President 
Ed Hahn. 

New Orleans Hosts 
Union-Industries Show 

New Orleans, often called "the city 
that care forgot," will host the 1988 
AFL-CIO Union-Industries Show, May 
6-9, at the Rivergate Exhibition Center. 
Doors open at 1 p.m. each day and 
close at 10 p.m., except for the final 
night, when it closes at 9 p.m. Admis- 
sion is free. 




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Public opinion research is a major business in 
Canada, as it is in the United States. In addition to 
the Gallup Poll, there's Decima, CROP, Goldfarb 
polls and others. 

The best known polls are the political polls asking 
voters which party or candidate they support. But 
this is only a small part of the business of polling. 
Most polls are never reported in the media. They 
are attitude surveys or market studies regarding 
Consumer preferences. 

Some trade unions of Canada are now using 
polls to sound out the public or their own members 
as to their opinions and attitudes regarding a variety 
of subjects. The teachers' union in Alberta and Brit- 
ish Columbia regularly poll their memberships, we 
are told. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, 
the International Association of Machinists, the 
United Auto Workers and the National Union of 
Provincial Government Employees are some of the 
unions which frequently conduct opinion surveys. 

One poll in Ontario showed that the general pub- 
lic wants to outlaw strikebreaking. Many right-wing 
lobby groups like the National Citizens Coalition 
and reactionary "think tanks" like the Fraser Insti- 
tute want politicians and the public to believe that 
the public really wants less government and less 
regulation. The truth is very different, but, without 
professional polling results, union members might 
not learn the facts. 


The federal government unveiled in December a 
$4.1 billion national day care program designed to 
double to more than 400,000 the number of places 
for children in the next seven years and give par- 
ents tax breaks. Health Minister Jake Epp said 
$2.28 billion of the funds would be spent on non- 
profit day care facilities in Canada's 10 provinces, 
with the federal government picking up 75% of 
costs and the provinces the rest. 

In Canada, as in the United States, there has 
been a rapid rise in the number of working mothers. 
In 1976, fewer than one-third of mothers with chil- 
dren under 3 had jobs; today the number is well 
over one-half while it is two-thirds for mothers with 
older children. 

Canada already has many more programs for 

families with children than does the U.S. A "baby 
bonus" provides monthly payments of nearly $300 
to all families with children under 18, and tax de- 
ductions for child-care expenses were raised re- 
cently. Government unemployment insurance pro- 
vides maternity benefits of up to 60% of previous 
income for a 1 5-week period before and after child- 
birth. Under another program, the federal and pro- 
vincial governments subsidize day care for low-in- 
come families. And, also unlike the U.S., the 
Canadian federal and provincial governments sup- 
port a universal health care system. 

The new child-care plan calls for tax adjustments 
to provide still more relief for middle-income work- 
ing parents, especially those with children under 6, 
and a small tax brak for families with mothers who 
choose to stay at home. It also provides for a $75- 
million fund for research and development on spe- 
cial child-care problems faced by shift workers and 
rural and native-American parents. Some additional 
money will go for programs to train child-care work- 


The Niagara River flows from Lake Erie into Lake 
Ontario. The famous falls are more or less midway. 
The river is a major source of drinking water for 
both Canadians and Americans. 

The shores are heavily industrialized, particularly 
on the American side, and more than 3,000 pounds 
of toxic chemicals enter the river each day from 
industries, municipalities and leaking hazardous 
waste dump sites, such as the notorious Love 

Last year officials from the two federal govern- 
ments and New York and Ontario agreed on a 10- 
year program to cut the amount of chemicals in half 
by 1997. The program will complement work al- 
ready under way through the Great Lakes Water 
Ouality Agreement to restore water quality of the 


The Canadian and U.S. governments have 
agreed to protect 37 species of waterfowl. The 
North American Waterfowl Management Plan, 
which both countries signed in 1986 and which has 
labor's support, sets guidelines for preserving wa- 
terfowl habitats and limiting hunting. The plan calls 
for an increase in breeding ducks from 31 million to 
62 million and of migrating birds from 62 million to 
100 million. To accomplish these goals the program 
hopes to raise $1 .5 billion in public and private 
funds over 1 5 years for purchase or other protec- 
tion of wetlands. 


Canadian and American scientists are making a 
multimillion-dollar study of the St. Clair, St. Marys 
and Detroit Rivers and of Lake St. Clair. It is re- 
ported to be the most extensive such study of 
waterways pollution in history. 

It began in 1984 and will include 150 separate 
surveys of the effects of toxic chemicals on ducks, 
fish and clams. It is sponsored jointly by both fed- 
eral governments and the governments of Ontario, 
Michigan and Detroit. 



nppREiiTicESHip & TRmninc 

1988 Conference 
begins May 9 

"Union Training Environment" is tlie 
theme for this year's Carpentry Training 
Conference scheduled for May 9-13 at the 
Hilton Plaza Inn in Kansas City, Mo. Topics 
included in this year's agenda are flexibility 
in training, scholarship loan agreements, 
intent to hire, development/servicing, intake 
and pre-apprenticeship. unity/mobility and 
national standards revisions. 

There will be panel discussions on these 
topics during the course of the conference, 
according to First General Vice President 
John Pruitt. Approximately 300 delegates 
are expected at the 1988 conference. 

Navy yard grads 


Local 2250 honors its new journeymen 

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Journeyman certificates were presented to Local 2250, Red Hank, N.J.. apprentices upon 
llw completion of their training. They were John Franl<. Steven Chnilli, Michael Burke 
and Paul Gulleher (both named top fourth-year apprentices). Ken Hofer, Michael Gib- 
son, Nick Cosenlino, Joseph Baldanza, Michael Burke and George Andres. 

Casey Reilly and Stephen Staiib were 
named top first-year apprentices out of 
their class. 

Ken Rusin, left, top second-year appren- 
tice, and Joseph Arneth, right, top third- 
year apprentice. 

Willie Marshall, president. Local 1086 
Portsmouth-Norfolk iNavy Yard), Va. 
cently presented 
R.E. Kamerling, 
above, and Jessie 
L. Rhodes Jr., 
right, with plaques 
upon their recent 
graduation. Both 
were recognized as 
honor graduates. 
Rhodes and Ka- 
merling were 
trained in maritime 

Tops in Alberta 

Dave McClen- 
aghan. Millwright 
Local 1975, Cal- 
gary, Alta., was re- 
cently named top 
apprentice of both 
his local and the 
province of Al- 
berta. He is shown 
here with his award 
for 1987. 

Local 24 honors 22 graduating apprentices 

Local 24, Cheshire, Conn., recently honored its 22 graduating apprentices. Shown here 
are, front, Salvatore Monarca, coordinator. Kevin Kileen, Joseph Tomasino, Stephanie 
Hardy, Angela DeFilippo, Gar,' Norniandin and Louis Coavito. instructor. 

Standing, Eddy Robinson, David Giinn, Richard DiNinno, John Morasutti. Richard 
Kontout, Paul Ford. Ronald Ferguson, Vincent Matthews, David Porto. Patrick Bossi, 
John Schlander, William Hannon, Instructor Francis Marino and Jeff Brady. 

Not available for the photograph were Kevin Andrews, Darrel Gary, Christopher 
McCarty and Steve Tomaselli. 

MAY 1988 


General President Sigurd Lueassen and officers of the Cliicago and Northeast Illinois Council, front row. with the new graduates. 

201 graduates in Chicago and Northeast Illinois Council 

"He who has a trade has an estate," was the theme of the 16th 
annual apprentice graduation sponsored by the Apprenticeship 
and Training Program of the Chicago and Northeast Illinois District 
Council. Over 1200 participated in the event, including leaders of 
the construction industry, education and labor as well as the 
graduating apprentices and their guests. 

President George Vest Jr. . of the Chicago and Northeast District 
Council, and Richard Pepper, representing contractors, chairman 
of the program's trustees, presided at the distribution of the 
certificates testifying to the skills of the new carpenters. 

Graduating in the class of 1987 were Martin Aguilera. 13, 
Chicago; Steven W. Allen, 242, Chicago; John W. Asbach. 181, 
Chicago; Darryl K. Atkins. 1. Chicago; Cardell Banks. 13. Chicago; 
Mark G. Bartos, 242, Chicago; James R. Beard. 839. Des Plaines; 
William G. Becker, 141, Chicago; Bruce E. Bierut, 181, Chicago; 
Daniel P. Biggane, 13. Chicago; Michael J. Bizjack, 1027, Chicago; 
Barry D. Bleavings, 54, Chicago; Thomas A. Blecha, 1185, 
Chicago; John Bock, 250, Waukegan; Leslie K. Borum. 62, 
Chicago; Robert A. Brazzale, 1027, Chicago; Barbara A. Browne. 
10, Chicago; Kevin E. Brown. 839. Des Plaines; Allen R. Bruno, 
558, Elmhurst; John R. Bryant, 1027. Chicago; Russell O. Bubloni. 
1, Chicago; Dennis M. Baxbaum, 272, Chicago; Jorge R. Carmona. 
10, Chicago; Terry L. Carr. 272, Chicago; Nathaniel Carter, 62. 
Chicago; Thomas M. Chirillo, 54, Chicago; Kevin B. Choate, 
1185, Chicago; William D. CoUings, 1693; Chicago; Gerard C. 
Cooper. 13, Chicago; David M. Cordon. 181. Chicago; Robert M. 
Cosenza, 272, Chicago; Edward M. Cosgrove Jr., 54, Chicago; 
Steve J. Cronin. 141, Chicago; Daniel F. Cummane, 1889, Down- 
er's Grove; Maurice R. Davenport, 58. Chicago; Michael R. 
Degnan, 13, Chicago; John A. Demitropoulos. 58. Chicago; Clifford 
J. Dietz, 80, Chicago; Allen J. Dituri, 141, Chicago; Robert A. 
Dobbert, 250. Waukegan; Stanley G. Dolasinski, 58, Chicago; 
Todd L. Dominski, 434, Chicago; Thomas M. Donegan. 54, 
Chicago; Clifford O. Donovan, 1 185, Chicago; Joseph M. Doolan, 
13, Chicago; George J. Dratewski, 1027, Chicago; John R. Drazal. 
1, Chicago; Bradley Duba. 250. Waukegan. Peter J. Eberhard. 
250, Waukegan; Joseph A. Eberle, 1027. Chicago; Robert C. 
Engefthaler, 10, Chicago; John L. Exe, 1027. Chicago; Timothy 
E. Fallucca, 1 185, Chicago; David V. Fink. 1 185, Chicago; Michael 
N. Fisch, 62, Chicago; Arnold Ford, 1539, Chicago; Michael P. 
Fournier, 10, Chicago; Sean R. Frank, 141, Chicago; Rod Dale 
Frilschie, 250. Waukegan; Michael M. Gallagher, 141, Chicago; 
Anthony Giammarino, 1027, Chicago; Martin Giarelli, 250, Wau- 
kegan; Anthony Gilyard, 141. Chicago; Michael A. Glomski 58, 

Chicago; Terry A. Gloss. 839, Des Plaines; Richard J. Gorniak, 
1185, Chicago; Gail A. Gragido. 1, Chicago; Daniel P. Grimes, 
80, Chicago; Ronald W. Grippo. 1185, Chicago; Gary S. Grossi, 
434. Chicago; Arthur P. Gutierrez. 13, Chicago; Joseph E. Gy- 
selinck. 181. Chicago; Kevin J. Haff, 10, Chicago; Peter G. Hanke, 
54. Chicago; Paul H. Harvey. 141. Chicago; John W. Heidinger, 
434. Chicago; Robert P. Helkowski. 250, Waukegan; James T. 
Hennigan, 13, Chicago; Michael J. Hopper. 13, Chicago; Donald 
J. Howe, 839, Des Plaines; James A. Hunter, 1027, Chicago; 
Robert W. Irey, 1027. Chicago; Alvin Jackson, 13, Chicago; 
Michael Jajich. 80, Chicago; Robert G. Jenkins, 1185, Chicago; 
George Joachim, 1889, Downer's Grove; Alvin L. Johnson, 272, 
Chicago Heights; David W. Johnson. 80. Chicago; John G. John- 
son, 58, Chicago; Robert Johnson III, 80. Chicago; Charles W. 
Jones. 141, Chicago; Holly Jones, 58, Chicago; Peter J. Jurich, 
13, Chicago; Mark A. Kaider. 1027. Chicago; Michael R. Karman, 
839, Des Plaines; Paul J. Karpen. 1. Chicago; Steven W. Kay, 58, 
Chicago; F.M. Kirby, 434, Chicago; Edward J. Kruit, 181, Chicago; 
Michael C. Kruvalis, 1185. Chicago; Dennis F. Kuzel, 141, 
Chicago; Kevin W. Lamphere, 58, Chicago; Jeffrey R. Larson, 
839. Des Plaines; Nick Laterza, 80, Chicago; David G. Lauter- 
milch. 1889, Downer's Grove; Melvin G. Lee, 62. Chicago; Joseph 
A. Leganski, 54, Chicago; Lorin M. Licke, 1307, Evanston; 
Gregory P. Lietz, 1889, Downer's Grove; Jack D. Loris, 54, 
Chicago; Philip Martin Losos, 10, Chicago; William T. Lyman, 
1 185, Chicago; Gary B. Lynn. 839. Des Plaines; George A. Lyons, 
62 Chicago; Richard P. Marciss, 80, Chicago; Stanley J. Martenson, 
1, Chicago; Jerry W. McGowan, 1693. Chicago; John T. McMahon, 
13, Chicago; Shawn McPartland.434, Chicago; Anthony V. Medina 
558, Elmhurst; Ralph Mejias. 13. Chicago; Ronald W. Merritt, 
1185, Chicago; Robert E. Miller, 1, Chicago; Shawn C. Morris, 
1889, Downer's Grove; Jose Moreno Jr., 13. Chicago; David E. 
Morgan, 13, Chicago; Edward Morris, 181, Chicago; Lauren D. 
Mosley. 10. Chicago; Michael T. Mueller. 1889, Downer's Grove; 
Daniel Y. Nelson, 181, Chicago; David R. Newell. 58, Chicago; 
Mark J. O'Connor, 10, Chicago; James P. Oliver. 80, Chicago; 
Keith B. Oliver. 141. Chicago; Jack A. Overbeek. 272. Chicago 
Heights; Michael A. Palazzolo. 54. Chicago; Christopher L. 
Pasowicz, 1, Chicago; Brian R. Peary, 1027, Chicago; Edward P. 
Peddle, 250, Waukegan; David J. Pedersen, 242, Chicago; Curtis 
C. Pergler, 1889, Downer's Grove; George R. Pero, 272. Chicago 
Heights; Stanley Pierce. 13. Chicago; Wayne Pilat. 58. Chicago; 
Jan C. Plettau, 1, Chicago; Kenneth Prince, I, Chicago; William 
H. Proctor, 839, Des Plaines; Joseph A. Quattrochi, 1. Chicago; 



Jeffrey A. Radtke, 250. Waukegan; Joseph F. Reyna, 13. Chicago; 
James M. Rivard, 58. Chicago; David K. Robertson, 1539. Chicago; 
Scott F. Robertson. 1539. Chicago; Samuel S. Robinson. 141. 
Chicago; Edward V. Roden, 1027. Chicago; Timothy M. Rogala, 
839. Des Plaines; Noel Ruiz Jr., 1. Chicago; Robert W. Ruschke. 
1889. Downer's Grove; Michael J. Ryan, 13. Chicago; John P. 
Sabbia, 54. Chicago; David R. Santarelli, 1027, Chicago; James 
R. Scara. 1693, Chicago; Robert L. Scott, 199, Chicago; Wayne 
M. Scott. 1693, Chicago; David P. Seng, 58, Chicago; Daniel M. 
Sexton, 13. Chicago; David J. Shaffer. 1693. Chicago; Kevin A. 
Shuttleworth. 58. Chicago; Keith J. Silverman. 1307, Evanston. 
Scott W. Skala. 1889, Downer's Grove; John F. Simmons, 250, 
Waukegan; Reed R. Skembare. 62. Chicago; Jeffrey A. Spasari. 
13, Chicago; Ralf H. Sperner, 558, Elmhurst; Edward Starzynski 

Jr., 1185, Chicago; Raymond L. Steele, 199, Chicago; Michael A, 
Stefely, 839. Des Plaines; James L. Stoesser. 558, Elmhurst: 
Myron C. Stokes, 199, Chicago; Ernest Stone Jr.. 1, Chicago; 
Curtis Streeter, 13. Chicago; Robert W, Swegie, 80. Chicago; 
Frederick Sykes, 62, Chicago; Ray S. Szalko, 141, Chicago; 
Andrew J. Szimon. 58. Chicago; Richard T. Teresiak. 10. Chicago; 
Paul W. Tockey. 1307. Evanston; David A. Tucek, 1. Chicago; 
EricR. Venstrom, 10, Chicago; Thomas J. Verdone, 1693. Chicago: 
Timothy R. Voss. 434, Chicago; Frank E. Wahlen, 141. Chicago; 
Calvin E. Walker, 13, Chicago; Dwayne C. Walker, 1 185, Chicago; 
Bill Ward, 272, Chicago Heights; James L. Waterloo, 58, Chicago; 
Patrick J. Witt. 1693. Chicago; Richard R. Wood. 434. Chicago: 
Theresa J. Young. 62. Chicago: Robert J. Zalokar, 1, Chicago; 
and Albert S. Zaniolo. 1307, Evanston. 

Recent graduates in Madison, New Jersey Elmira graduate 


i-\ ' •'- ; i n I— llnia 

Graduating apprentices of Local 620, Madison. N.J., were presented with their jour- 
neyman certificates at the local's Christmas party, last December. Shown here are new 
journeymen: front, Fridtjov Severud, Steven Jastrabeck. Thai Doan. Michael Firoilli, 
Robert John Brown, Michael Salerno and David Walter. 

Back row, Ronald Grochocki, Carl Klaus, James Schoenberg. Charles Siemer, Richard 
Lurz. Mark Tiefau and Brian Black. 

Those not pictured but receiving certificates were Robert J. Anerdson Jr., Kevin 
Bendel. Robert Blair, Scott Gilpin. Dennis Huh and Richard Lurz. 

John Spoule, Local 532. Elmira, N.Y.. was 
recently presented with his journeyman's 
certificate after completing his apprentice- 
ship training. Shown here are Dave Stew- 
art, recording secretary. Spoule and Ken 
Brenza, vice president. 

BE&K Campaign 

Continued from Page 9 

On March 19, 10,000 workers rallied to 
hear presidential candidate Jesse Jack- 
son and labor officials address the threat 
to fair work and living standards posed 
by the USS-POSCO project and the 
joint-venture's use of BE&K, BE&K 
has been beset by problems on the job 
and the aggressive labor campaign has 
effectively challenged the company at 
every turn. 

While workers rallied against BE&K 
in California, Brotherhood members in 
Maine picketed and handbilled the 38th 
annual Open House of the University 
of Maine's Pulp and Paper Foundation 
which was attended by 300 paper in- 
dustry producers and suppliers. The 
gathering at the university was targeted 
because of BE&K's participation in the 
ceremonies. The annual meeting fea- 
tured the opening of the university's 
pulp and paper pilot project, which 
included a paper machine which was 
constructed in part by BE&K. The 
demonstration was intended to call at- 
tention to the fact that while BE&K 
was donating money to a state institu- 
tion, it was engaging in strikebreaking 
at International Paper's mill in Jay. 

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for 'Close-Call Paul' 

To former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, 
a landslide is the 5,645-vote margin 
ttiat re-elected film in 1980 out of 
207,887 votes cast. He was already 
known as "Close-Call Paul" even 
before that. 

He first v\/on his congressional seat 
in a special election in April 1976 over 
Bob Gammage. The following No- 
vember, Gammage turned the tables, 
beating Paul by 236 out of 193,000 
votes cast. Two years later, Paul won 
back the seat by only 1,056 out of 
107,436 votes cast. 

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out of 608,423 votes cast. 

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Criminal charges against contractor 
in Bridgeport lift-slab tragedy 

Federal criminal charges are being 
asked against one of the subcontractors 
on the Bridgeport. Conn., apartment 
complex that collapsed last April killing 
28 Hardhats and injuring 10 others. 

OSHA has requested the Justice De- 
partment to consider charges against 
Texstar Construction Corp. of San An- 
tonio, against which the federal agency 
has already proposed a $2.5 million fine 
for safety violations involving its lift- 
slab method of construction. 

In lift-slab, concrete floor slabs are 
poured one on top of the other and then 
lifted into place. In construction of the 
twin towers of L'Ambiance Plaza, the 
towers collapsed, OSHA said, because 
the heavy slabs were lifted into place 
without adequate bracing, lifting jacks 
weren't secured, and two support col- 
umns were removed from the original 
building design, increasing the stress 
placed on the lifting system. 

A quick response on OSHA's request 
is not expected since the department is 
noted for its foot dragging. 

Connecticut prosecutors refused to 
file criminal charges in the tragedy be- 
cause there was "no sufficient basis to 
warrant it," said state attorney John 
Kelly. State law requires officials to 
prove beyond a reasonable doubt that 
"gross deviation from a reasonable per- 

son's standard of conduct" led to a 

Department of Labor Solicitor George 
Salem nevertheless decided to make 
the request to the Justice Department, 
and said that Connecticut's decision 
not to prosecute was "irrelevant" to 
the federal government's analysis of the 
evidence, OSHA and the National Bu- 
reau of Standards conducted the inves- 

A spokesman for Texstar said the 
OSHA request was "unwarranted" be- 
cause it was based on a federal inves- 
tigation he called "inconclusive and 

Attention also is being focused on 
the Bridgeport tragedy from another 
direction. Senator Lowell Weicker (R- 
Conn.), a member of the Senate Labor 
and Human Resources Committee, said 
he would address the tragedy in over- 
sight hearings. Further, Weicker has 
introduced a bill to set up a trust fund, 
financed from fines levied by OSHA, 
for injured workers as well as the fam- 
ilies of killed workers. 

S 2086 is "ground-breaking." ac- 
cording to a Weicker aide, because the 
OSHA penalties collected customarily 
go to the U.S. Treasury, not to com- 
pensate victims' families. 

Safety violations charged in death 
of member on Cobo Hall piling job 

Millgard Corp. of Livonia. Mich., 
was recently cited by the Michigan 
Department of Labor for two safety 
violations in the collapse of a fabricated, 
load test box that broke apart at Cobo 
Hall in Detroit and killed foreman Pete 
Lavin, a company employee and mem- 
ber of Carpenters Local 118. 

Each citation carries a $400 fine, 
which is the maximum penalty allow- 
able for a "serious violation" of the 
state construction code. The company 
is appealing. 

According to an investigation by the 
construction safety division of the de- 
partment's Bureau of Safety and Reg- 
ulation, Millgard violated a general duty 
standard, in using improper welds on 
the box. and a barricading standard, 
which calls for erected barriers to keep 
workers out from under the box. 

According to Joe Wrzesinski, chief 
of the construction safety division, the 
citation regarding improper welds did 
not include any specifics, only that by 
the box breaking loose were there 
grounds for a citation. 

The box was fabricated to load-test 
piles driven into the soil for the expan- 
sion project's foundation. The piles are 
tested for sinkage before the foundation 
is set. When loaded, the box was filled 
with nearly 400 tons of slag. 

When the box broke, the gravel-sized 
slag nearly emptied. Lavin and other 
workers were in the immediate area. 
The slag caught and buried Lavin, but 
other workers escaped uninjured. It 
took the other workers 20 minutes to 
dig Lavin out. He was pronounced dead 
on arrival at a local hospital. 

The second violation occurred when, 
according to investigation statements, 
workers admitted going under the box 
to check load test gauges on the day of 
the collapse. 

"Serious" penalties originally were 
$1,000 each, but have been winnowed 
down by a variety of reasons over the 
years, said Wrzesinski. 

The maximum state fine is $10,000 
for willful safety violations that result 
in a fatality, but even that fine can be 
lessened by mitigating circumstances. 




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

Credit union leader 

Manitoba retiree 

Al Staley. former 10th District board 
member is active in retirement as an offi- 
cer of the Victoria, B.C. Labour Council 
Credit Union — Assets for the credit union 
now total over $3.5 million, as it marks its 
40th anniversary. 

On January 22, members oj Local 2612, 
Lumber and Sawmill workers, Abitibi- 
Prince. Pine Falls, Manitoba, gathered to 
honor Henry McCauley upon his retire- 
ment after 31 years "in the bush." Mc- 
Cauley was presented with a local, hand- 
made wooden clock to commemorate the 
occasion. He is the fourth member to re- 
tire in recent months and the first one ever 
from the local's sector. 

The members of Local 2612 wish Mc- 
Cauley ' 'ambe gish mino seyan e kikiski to 
yan Kitano Kiwin." which means in the 
native Saidt eu.x language, "good luck on 
your retirement." 

Shown making the presentation is Gor- 
don Asmundson. president. 

Club One members active in community 

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Maxine McCormack. 

Macon retirees celebrate centennial 

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Labor News 

Top contractors 
get six-digit 
wages and bonuses 

Average total compensation for pres- 
idents of construction firms reporting 
over $100 million in revenues was 
$243,766, led only by the board chairman, 
which reported an average total compen- 
sation of $388,035. 

The 1988 edition of the PAS-FMI Ex- 
ecutive Compensation Survey For Con- 
tractors details the salaries, bonuses, 
benefits and perquisites currently paid to 
executives in construction firms . . . from 
president through general superintendent 
and controller. The survey breaks down 
the information for each position by type 
of firm, type of construction performed, 
revenue size, geographic location and 

In all responding firms paying execu- 
tives both salaries and bonuses, the av- 
erage total compensation for presidents 
is $153,253. The most popular perk re- 
mains the company car, with 88% of the 
firms providing the benefit. Professional 
dues (81%) and club memberships (59%) 
followed as the next popular perks. 

Developers provided the highest total 
compensation for presidents averaging 
$182,569 followed closely by construc- 
tion management firms at $170,919. Elec- 
trical, mechanical, other specialty, and 
general contractors were clustered be- 
tween $131,317 and $159,399. Building 
contractors reported the highest average 
base salary at $106,173 with municipal 
contractors at the low end with $101,297. 

The 1988 Executive Compensation 
Survey For Contractors is an annual 
publication of PAS-Personnel Adminis- 
tration Services, Inc. in cooperation with 
FMl. The 4th annual survey is over 100 
pages of detail covering compensation 
on 2,500 construction executives in over 
275 firms. 

Chinese firm lifts 
profits by cutting worl(ing 

One of the first factories to abolish 
China's six-day working week says it 
enjoys higher profits as well as happier 
workers, the official New China News 
Agency, said recently. 

A traditional medicine factory in 
Chungking, southwest China, slashed its 
week from six eight-hour days to five of 
six hours a year ago and productivity and 
quality soared. 

Demoralized workers used to sleep on 
the job, waste time and even threatened 

to strike under the old system. But output 
is now up 40% and profits have risen by 
more than half, the agency quoted factory 
officials as saying. 

"People can be energetic only for a 
few hours at a time," plant director Liu 
Zhongchao said. 

"People drop off, like an arrow at the 
end of its flight. Why not shorten the 
working hours to stimulate worker in- 

Most workers in China's state-run fac- 
tories and offices work a compulsory six 
days with few holidays. 

Poll shows nuclear 
energy growth 
predicted by public 

According to a new Gallup poll, 77% 
of the American public believe nuclear 
energy will be an important factor in 
meeting the country's future electricity 
needs, and 75% believe that the nation's 
need for nuclear energy will increase in 
the years ahead. 

The poll found also that 59% of the 
public favors the use of more nuclear 
energy if it will reduce our dependence 
on foreign oil, while 32% expressed the 
opposing viewpoint. And 67% believe 
that nuclear energy is a good or realistic 
choice as an energy source for large- 
scale use. 

Illegal immigrants 
lower pay of 
legal immigrants 

Illegal aliens are depressing wages and 
worsening working conditions for legal 
immigrants and native Americans in low- 
skilled and low wage jobs, the U.S. 
General Accounting Office in Washing- 
ton said in a recent report. 

The report, citing empirical data and 
several case studies, said both U.S. -born 
and legally documented immigrants are 
being hurt, especially those working as 
janitors and farm and food processing 
workers. It went on to identify restau- 
rants and companies producing auto parts, 
shoes and clothing as others that often 
employ illegal ahens. 

The willingness of illegal aliens to work 
in low-skilled jobs for less than the min- 
imum wage in those industries has de- 
pressed wages and benefits for compa- 
rable native and legal immigrant workers. 
But, according to the report, it also found 
that the low wages paid to illegal aliens 
allow some of the businesses to grow or 
survive foreign competition, indirectly 
expanding job opportunities and wages 
for higher-skilled workers in the same 

Without a pool of flexible illegal im- 
migrants willing to work at sewing ma- 
chines in high-fashion garment plants or 
as shoemakers, many companies would 
shut down or move out of the country, 
states the GAO. 

Newspaper Guild's 
retiring president 
hits union busters 

After 32 years with the Newspaper 
Guild and 18 years as its president, 64- 
year old Charles Perlik is taking a slightly 
early retirement. According to Perlik, it 
is the worst of times for unions and the 
best of times for him to end his career 
in the labor-management struggle. 

Employers have been emboldened by 
an anti-union spirit that has gripped the 
nation since President Reagan broke the 
air traffic controllers union and adversely 
influenced the National Labor Relations 
Board, Perlik stated. 

One of the worst trends, he said, is the 
use by newspaper publishers of "union 
busting" law firms, which often have the 
attitude that if they conclude negotiations 
with a signed contract, they have failed. 

Two-tier wage 
plans are more 

The waning popularity of two-tier wage 
plans is coming about because the schemes 
have proved to be divisive among em- 
ployees and, in some industries, increas- 
ingly difficult for employers to stick with 
in areas where labor shortages have de- 
veloped, according to labor observers 
interviewed by the Bureau of National 
Affairs. In some cases, ernployers have 
found the plans put them at a disadvan- 
tage in competing for workers in a tight 
labor market. 

The biggest decline is in the number 
of new contracts containing two-tier wage 
plans rather than in the decline of existing 
ones. There has been a saturation of such 
plans in companies and industries that 
were susceptible to them, according to 
Jim Martin, professor at Wayne State 
University. There is a definite trend to- 
ward elimination of two-tiers altogether, 
although it is not as rapid as the non- 

Court rules OSHA 
doesn't need warrant 
to inspect records 

An OSHA compliance officer does not 
have to obtain a warrant or subpoena in 
order to inspect an employer's record of 
workplace injuries and illnesses during a 
plant inspection spurred by an employ- 
ee's complaint to OSHA, according to a 
recent decision by the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

This decision was based upon the fact 
that OSHA^s need for the information 
outweighs the "minimal" intrusion on an 
employer's privacy interests when OSHA 
compels disclosure of workplace injury 
and illness records during an otherwise 
valid plant inspection. 



The talh about radou 
and whaVs behind it 

Not every home has a problem, but the 
radon level should be checked in some areas 

For the past few months we have 
been warned of the hazards of radon 
through the news media. Companies 
have marketed radon tests which range 
in price from $10 to $50. In the next 
two months we would like to. hopefully, 
clear up and answer some of the ques- 
tions which have gone unanswered dur- 
ing this "radon scare." 

Medical studies have linked radon 
exposure to cancer. The link dates back 
to when a strong correlation was ob- 
served between the number of lung 
cancer cases among uranium miners 
and their higher-than-normal exposure 
to radon in underground mines. 

Radon has always been present in 
the geological environment and has long 
been known to be a major source of 
naturally occurring radiation to which 
humans are exposed. However, it is the 
level of radon exposure which is of 

Since the discovery in recent years 
of homes in New Jersey and Pennsyl- 
vania containing extremely high levels 
of radon, scientists have been taking a 
closer look at the impact of radon on 
the health of residents of homes con- 
taminated with radon. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency and the Centers for Disease 
Control estimate that between 5,000 to 
20,000 lung cancer deaths per year are 
radon-induced. This compares to 1 10,500 
lung cancer deaths each year attributed 
to smoking. Much of the past research 
on radon-induced lung cancer is related 
to experiences of uranium miners. Re- 
searchers continue to study the health 
effects of radon on residents of homes. 

Radon is a radioactive gas which 
occurs in nature. You cannot see it, 
smell it or taste it. It comes from the 
natural breakdown (radioactive decay) 
of uranium and it can be found in high 
concentrations in soils and rocks con- 
taining uranium. Radon may also be 
found in soils contaminated with certain 
types of industrial wastes, such as the 

byproducts from uranium or phosphate 

In outdoor air, radon is diluted to 
such low concentrations that it is usu- 
ally nothing to worry about. It becomes 
harmful when it is allowed to accumu- 
late in an enclosed space, such as a 
home. Indoor levels depend both on a 
building's construction and the concen- 
tration of radon in the underlying soil. 

The only known health effect asso- 
ciated with exposure to elevated levels 
of radon is an increased risk of devel- 
oping lung cancer. And, not everyone 
exposed to elevated levels of radon will 
develop lung cancer. The time between 
exposure and the onset of the disease 
may be many years. The risk of devel- 
oping lung cancer depends upon the 
concentration of radon and the length 
of time you are exposed. 

For example, a slightly elevated ra- 
don level, for a long time may present 
a greater risk of developing lung cancer 

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than exposure to a significantly elevated 
level for a short time. In general, risk 
increases as the level of radon and the 
length of exposure increase. 

Radon, itself, naturally breaks down 
and forms radioactive decay products. 
As you breathe, the radon decay prod- 
ucts can become trapped in your lungs. 
As these decay products break down 
further, they release small bursts of 
energy which can damage lung tissue 
and lead to lung cancer. 

It has what is known as a "half-life" 
of 3.8 days. This means that if a con- 
tainer is filled with pure radon, half of 
it will decay in 3.8 days; half of what 
is remaining will be gone in another 3.8 

Not every home has a problem with 
radon. But at the present, no one knows 
which houses have a problem and which 
do not. Authorities studying the prob- 
lem are not even sure which areas of 
the country are naturally high in radon. 

Although radon has always been 
present in the air, concern about ele- 
vated indoor concentrations first arose 
in the late 1960s when homes were 
found in the West that had been built 
with materials contaminated by waste 
from uranium mines. Only recently have 
authorities become aware that houses 
in various parts of the country may 
have high indoor radon levels caused 
by natural deposits of uranium in the 
soil on which they are built. 

Since radon is a gas, it can move 
through small spaces in the soil and 
rock on which a house is built. It can 
seep into a home through dirt floors, 
cracks in concrete floors and walls, floor 
drains, sumps, joints and tiny cracks or 
pores in hollow-block walls. 

Radon can also enter water within 
private wells and be released into a 
home when the water is used. Usually, 
radon is not a problem with large com- 
munity water supplies, where it would 
likely be released into the outside air 
Continued on Page 38 

MAY 1988 





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A missionary, Rev. Smithers, ar- 
rived in Africa and sent a telegram 
to his vj\ie. By mistal<e, it was de- 
livered to another Mrs. Smithers, 
whose husband had died the day 
before. She read: "Arrived safely 
this morning. The heat is awful." 



Angry Husband; If you don't have 
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going to a restaurant. 
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Husband: Will it be ready then? 
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We noticed a couple in an 
amusement park wearing T-shirts 
labeled, "Russell." The four small 
children following had T-shirts that 
read "Russell's Sprouts." 



My friend Myron was doing some 
traveling in cannibal country and 
came across a cafeteria deep in 
the jungle. 

A sign advertised fried mission- 
ary for $3, boiled hunter for $4, 
sauteed safari guide for $5 and 
baked politician for $15. Myron 
asked why the politicians were so 
expensive. The cook replied: "Did 
you ever try to clean one of 'em?" 



Bill: Did you hear they arrested a 
man at the coffee shop for paying 
with a counterfeit bill? 
Joe: What did he have? 
Bill: Decaffeinated coffee with imi- 
tation cream and artificial sweet- 
Joe: Seems fair. 

Farmer's Digest 

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A Texan and a New Yorker were 
discussing the relative merits of 
their respective climates. 

"Down where I live," said the 
Texan, "we grew a pumpkin so big 
that when we cut it my wife used 
one-half of it as a cradle to rock the 

The New Yorker smiled. "Why, 
my dear fellow," said he, "that's 
nothing at all. A few days ago, right 
in New York City, three full-grown 
policemen were found asleep on 
one beat." 

Nancy's Norisense! 


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With minimal reason to growl; 
He escapes what would be 

By grace of a fortunate vowel. 

— Deanne Evans 
Huntington Beach, Calif. 

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A dieter stepped off the bathroom 
scale and groaned. 

"What's the matter, honey?" her 
husband asked. 

"I'm almost down to what I didn't 
want to get up to," she said. 

Nancy's Nonsense! 

After his speech before a civic 
organization, a very diplomatic 
speaker was approached by a little 
white-haired woman who told him 
how much she enjoyed his talk. 

"I take the liberty to speak to 
you," she said, "because you told 
us you love old ladies." 

"I do, I do," was the gallant reply. 
"I also like them your age." 

Nancy's Nonsense 



When we were paying our bill in 
a restaurant, my fiusband showed 
the cashier our senior citizens card. 
She said that she could not give us 
a discount because the card had 

"What's wrong?" my husband 
asked. "Do you think we've gotten 
younger since we received the 

Nancy's Nonsense 



Teacher: John you copied answers 

from Joan during the test yesterday, 

didn't you? 

John: Yes, but how did you find 


Teacher: Joan's answer to number 

10 says, "I don't know," and yours 

says "I don't either." 



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


On Saturday, October 24, 1987, tollowing 
the annual awards banquet, members of Local 
60 and their guests witnessed the presentation 
of service pins to members with 20 years or 
more of service to the Brotherhood. The 
evening concluded with a dance at the Ithaca 
Moose Club. Presenting the service pins was 
Arthur L. Baker, Local 603 business 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored, 
front, James Krizek, 62 years and Frank Muzzy, 
50 years. 

Back row, Reino Hill, 51 years; Jerry Kunz, 
52 years; Francis Williams, 50 years and 
Edward F. Murphy, 50 years. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members include Paul 
R. Morris, 48 years; Walter Lindstrom, 47 
years; Robert Marshall, 45 years and George 
Pine, 46 years. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members honored 
were, front, Franklin Howser, Walter 
Komaromi, James McBurney and Sam 
Matychak, all 41 -year members. 

Back row, Lee Teeter, 41 years; Eugene H. 
Roe, 42 years; William Hertel, 40 years and 
Henry Teeter, 41 years. 

Picture No. 4: Members honored for 35 
years of service were, front, Richard Rumsey, 
37 years; Arne E. Louko, 36 years; Arthur 
Benjamin, 38 years; George Tohkanen, 36 years 
and John Walters, 36 years. 

Back row, Steven Gaydosh, 36 years; Edward 
Boyce, 36 years; Patsy Elmo, 36 years; 
Augustine Elmo, 36 years; William Johanson, 
36 years; William Hall, 38 years and Charles 
Ritzier, 38 years. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members were, front, 
Ray Matta, 34 years; Lloyd Layaw, 31 years 
and Sylvanus Chapman, 31 years. 

Back row, Donald Uitti, 31 years; Harold 
Stanton, 32 years; John Cundy, 30 years and 
Fred Maki Sr., 33 years. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members were, front, 
George Ball, 25 years; David Jones Sr., 29 
years and Robert Pierce, 27 years. 

Back row, Robert Cunningham, 28 years; 
Andrew Fuller, 26 years and Clarence Maine, 28 

Not present for photo was Gerald Hendrix, 
28 years. 

Picture No. 7: 20-year members honored 
were, front, Michael Zevetchin, 24 years; 
Raymond Lupoid, 23 years; Carl Doscher, 23 
years; Kenneth Hoyt, 24 years; Clarence 
Matizas, 23 years and Myron Whitmore, 24 

Back row, Terry Fisk, 22 years; Charles 
Sherman, 21 years; James Hodgson. 21 years; 
Raymond Bunce, 21 years; Eugene DeLong, 22 
years; Arthur L. Baker, 23 years and business 
representative; Richard Berggren, 22 years; 
Larry Liddington, 20 years; Paul Whitmore, 23 
years and John Wilcox, 21 years. 

Not present for photo were Howard Nichols 
and Floyd Beebe, both 21 -year members. 

Ithaca, N.Y.— Picture No. 6 

Ithaca, N.Y.— Picture No. 4 

Ithiaca, N.Y.— Picture No. 7 



Local 345 recently held its annual pin 
presentation ceremony to honor its members. 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored 
were James A. Chrestman, George Crawford 
and Frank Pitt. 

Not present were L.L. O'Connor and L.N. 

Picture No. 2: Members honored for 45 
years of service were W.W. Cannon, Davis 
Mosley, W.F. Wells, E.L. McCall, James 
Phillips, Ervin Riddle, Bert Ellis, E.L. Griggs, 
B.D. Hall, E.G. Hall, Charlie Lewis, Mott Gray, 
Dewel Keith, Floyd Hubbard and Joseph 

Not present were James E. Dalton, William 
A. Field, R.E. Gibson, Curtis D. Helums, Wilbur 
Higgins, Roy C. Landers, R.C. Livingston, 
Floyd Nunn, William E. Roach, Carl A. Sanford, 
Carl C. Snyder and C.E. Weaver. 

Picture No. 3: J.W. Kelly, E.G. Sewell and 
S.L. Thompson were presented 40-year pins. 

Members not present were Harvey T. Brents, 
Otis Downs, James E. Hartz, Clarence Lishman, 
Frank Maddox Jr., Elwood Pierce, E.L. Pitts, 
W.K. Reed and Sam Tune. 

Picture No. 4: James Tucker, 35-year 

Those not present were Saul Galloway, H.L. 
Holden, J.W. Owens, William M. Robinson and 
Sam M. Ward. 

Picture No. 5: Felix McElhaney, 30-year pin. 

Those not present were T.J. Bounds, Denver 
G. Forbis, Carl Harrison, Thurston Howard, 
John Sanders and Edward T. Williams. 

Picture No. 6: Fred Woods Jr., 25-year 

Those not present were John Abbott and 
Roland B. Brown. 

Picture No. 7: Members honored for 20 
years of service were Paul Burns, Robert E. 
Burns, Dale C. Parish, Alton Farley and Roy A. 

Those not present were Morgan L. Dowdy 
Jr., Billy Garrett and Robert Street. 

JVlemphiis, Tenn. — Picture No. 2 


At the annual Christmas meeting of Local 
287, pins were presented to members having 
20 years or more of service to the Brotherhood. 
Pins were presented by A. Robert Losiewicz, 
president, and Richard W. Martz, secretary 
treasurer of the Keystone District Council and a 
member of Local 287. 

A 65 year member, Raymond Watson, was 
honored, although he was unable to attend. 
Picture No. 1: 
Charles Neiman, 50- 
year member. 

Those unable to 
attend were Paul 
Kemp and Samuel A. 
Picture No. 2: 45- 
Picture No. 1 year members 

Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 1 

Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 3 

honored were, front, Lorenzo W. Anderson and 
John R. Henderson Sr. 

Back row, David S. Sanderson, William L. 
Henderson and Robert Klick. 

Those unable to attend were, Pasquale 
Bracale, Harry Deibert, John J. Ebert, John A. 
Swarner and William B. Thomas. 

Picture No. 3: 40-year members honored 
were, front, William D. White, Daniel Krehling 
and Robert Hackenberger. 

Back row, Charles C. Nell, Eugene Kimmel, 
Leroy K. Curtier, Roy Peifer and Oliver 

Those unable to attend were Oscar R. Acri, 
Jacque R. Creamer, Sylvester Eppley, Walter 
Himes, Leon Reinhard and Alfred Rummel. 

Picture No. 4: Honored for 35 years were, 
front, John L. Murr Sr., Harold Harshbarger, 
Lamar Minnich and George H. Wise. 

Back row, Robert Gutshall, Henry W. Lewis, 

Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 7 

John E. Winters, Paul G. Geib and Walter 

Those unable to attend were Merlin Bardell, 
Marlin F. Esterline, Robert T. Evans, George H. 
Harnish, Jerry Lightfoot, Clyde F. Myers, Ralph 
E. Ross, James R. Smith and Charles F. 

Picture No. 5: 30-year members honored 
were, front, Beverly S. Irwin, William 
Ostermayer and Herbert E. Strine. Back row, 
Richard Graybill, Fred S. Hiller, Wilford Sober, 
Claude Morrison and Donald E. Sealover. 

Those unable to attend were Henry Barnes. 
Donald Gasswint, Charles L. Hann, George W. 
Martin, James L. Miller Jr., Nevin L. Nailor, 
Paul H. Stull and George L. Ulsh. 

Picture No. 6: 25-year members were, front, 
A. Robert Losiewicz. 

Back row, J. Elwood Brandt, James D. 
Benner and Lawrence Brandt. 

Those unable to attend were Robert K. 
Bassler, Henry Faul, Ralph Greiner, Christian 
Hershey, J. Grover Kennedy and Lucian J. 

Harrisburg, Pa. — Picture No. 4 
MAY 1988 

Harrisburg, Pa. — Picture No. 5 

Harrisburg, Pa. — Picture No. 6 



Local 563 honored 25 and 50-year members 
at its 1987 Ctiristmas party. 

Picture No. 1: Buddy Zappacosta, 50-year 
member, center, with Financial Secretary 
Steven Graves and president L.J. Simpronio. 
Other 50-year members, not shown, were 
Harold Kalk and John Skjegstad. 

Picture No. 2: 25-year members honored 
were, front, Menno Rempel, Bruce Giden and 
Joe Fay. 

Back row, James McPhillips, Juan Morales 
and Robert Hanson. 

Twenty-five year numbers not shown but 
honored were William Jehue, Carl Moss, Tom 
Sather and Larry Way. 


-Picture No 

Glendale, Calif.— Picture No. 2 

Tulsa, OI<la.— Picture No. 2 


Local 943 honored its members last year at 
its pin presentation ceremony. 

Picture No. 1: John Shoef stall, 70-year 

Picture No. 2: 50-year members honored 
were, front. Gene E. Anderson and Clarence 

Back row, John Jack Clack and Simpson G. 

Those not present included Francis Croman, 
Ralph H. Piper and O.A. Sheline. 

Picture No. 3: 45-year members honored 
were, front, Charles 0. Dawes, Leonard Baker 
Jr., Cleo H. Collins and Kenneth Cummins. 

Second row, Floyd Jackson, A.C. Knighten, 
R.E. Owens and Millard 0. Wakeford. 

Back row, Jeff Weeks, Lee L. Williams and 
Walter W. White. 

Those not in attendance were Abbie A. 
Ashlock, Bruce Bigby, C.K. Bishop, Elmer G. 
Cantrell, Howard Center, Loy E. Claypool, Sam 
H. Coley, B.A. Colley, Boyd Cook, D.E. Craig, 
Thomas E. Davis, R.E. Dearrington, Lewis 
Elliott, Loe Faust, W.H. Flood, Melvin R. 
Harkins, Tollie T. Hodge, Vern Hughes, Jack R. 
Jewell, Walter L. Johnson, Bert A. Largent, 
T.E. Lawrence, Howard L. Mannon, OIney H. 
Perry, William Ted Pickard, C.H. Rozell, Hubert 
Tracy, George H. Welker and Harold E. Wood. 

Picture No. 4: 40-year members were, front, 
Fred E. Lane, Walter E. Brashier and Robert F. 

Back row. Walter Darrough and Jack H. 

Those not in attendance were James J. 
Barnett, John F. Battese, Alva Corbell, John 
Cordray, Billy J. Cottrell, H.L. Daniels, Howard 
Doerflinger, George W. Dunagan, Rolin M. 
Fields, William E. Holderman, Bonnie Lemons, 
Luther E. Martin, C,B. Pack, Clarence R. Pack, 
Obed W. Patty, Lawrence R. Plummer, Carl J. 
Schlosser, J.B. Stevens, B.F. Thomason, Joe 
S. Toney and J.V. Updike. 

Picture No. 5: Curtis L. Jones, 35-year 

Picture No. 1 


Those not present 
included William R. 
Ashmore and Wayne 
Picture No. 5 Freeburg. 

Picture No. 6: Members honored for 30 
years of service were, front, James P. 
Andrews, Elmer N. Dinsmore and John L. 

Second row, Warren C. Davis, Marion F. 
Breshears and John A. (Jack) Giesen. 

Third row, Frank L. Parnell, John Still and 
Wilbert R. Welty. 

Those not in attendance were Don Berry, Ted 
L. Biggs Sr., Charles M. Casey, Erban L. 
Dampf, Dennis W. Edwards, T.J. Gowen, 
Kenneth Gragg, Ola B. Hammett, David L. 
McCord, Virgil McNeil, Leonard A. Morrison, 
Arnold D. Nix, Harland J. Seabolt, Tracy Titus, 
M.C. Vandertord, John K. Wilson Jr., Eurvin E. 
Smith, John F. Still and Sumner L. Voyles. 

Picture No. 7: Albert Ray Patterson and 
Dewey G. Applegate were honored for 25 years. 

Those not in attendance were Brownie Berry, 
William L. Couch, George R. Davis, W. Leroy 
Hough III, Robert W. Martin, Erbie Millet, 
Reinhold J. Nelson, Willis D. Dates, Elmer H. 
Perry and William Z. Reid. 

Picture No. 8: 20-year members honored 
included, front, Harley G. Roper, Billy M. 
Sanders and George L. Krouse Jr. 

Back row, R.W. Underwood and Ronnie 

Those not in attendance included Rossie B. 
Armes, Russell H. Bond, Charles Brunson, 
Elmer D. Burford, Charles E. Cunningham, Eual 
Davis, Arthur Dunn, Joe Ellis, Mark A. Esau, 
Charles E. Fielden, James C. Harris, Dennis M. 
Hill, William M. Johnson, John L. Marble, 
Edwin C. Orpin, Charles C. Richards, Virgil L. 
Thurman and Robert Elvis Wood. 

Tulsa, Okla. — Picture No. 4 

Tulsa, Okla.- 

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Local 475 held a Christmas party and awards 
ceremony at the BPOE in Hudson. 

Picture No. 1: Mario Rivero, 45-year 

Picture No. 2: 40-year members honored 
were Genno Tassinari, Albert Coppola, William 
Surette, Edward Lambert, Ostello Gasperoni 
and Paul Luke. 

Picture No. 3: Stanley Bokoski and Fred 
"Dusty" MacDonald were honored for their 35 

Picture No. 4: 30-year members honored 
were Aubrey Miles and Robert Miles. 

Picture No. 5: Thomas Nantovich, 25-year 

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Picture No 5 


C. H. Kleinfeldt, 
member of Local 782, 
Fond Dulac, Wis., 
recently was awarded 
his special recognition 
card and pin tor being 
a member with 50 
years of service to the 

Ashland, Mass. — Picture No. 2 

Ashland, Mass.— Picture No. 4 

Ashland, Mass. — Picture No. 3 


Members of Local 80 were recently honored 
for their service to the Brotherhood at a pin 

Picture No. 1: Arthur Anderson, 65-year 

Picture No. 2: Kurt Meister, 60-year 

Picture No. 3: Nick Patano, 50-year member 

Picture No. 4: 45-year members honored 
included Joseph Gorzkowicz, Victor G. Mirshak, 
Financial Secretary Charles E. Gould, Frank 
Kapel, Louis Patano and Joseph Maison. 

Picture No. 5: 40-year members honored 
were Ralph Gorski, Anton Pavlovsky, Howard 
A. Sundberg, Martin A. Kapel, William Beldsole 
Jr. and Roy H. Metoyer. 

Picture No. 6: Members honored for their 35 
years of service were Alfred J. Turcotte, John 
R. Scott, Umberto Adami, Chester Janik, 
Sebastian Alexander, Glenn Martin, Elmer J. 
Ritchie, Hillard M. Dzieman, Carl H. Emmel, 
Janis Sprenne and Edward A. Nycz. 

Picture No. 7: 30-year members honored 
included Frank Kloiber, Edward G. Osterman 
and Donald A. May. 

Picture No. 8: David E. DeBolt, Dennis E. 
Purgatorio, Opensky and Raymond A. Jonser 
were honored for 25 years of service. 


Morris Shields, 
member of Local 912, 
received his 50-year 
service pin and life 
membership card at a 
regular meeting in 


Two members received 50-year pins at the 
86th Connecticut State Convention. Shown in 
the accompanying picture are President 
Cunningham; Joseph Lia, First District Board 
member; Joseph R. Therrien and John Dillon, 
50-year members, and Secretary-Treasurer 
David Saldibar. 

MAY 1988 



Local 1913 held its annual pin presentation 
and dinner at ttie Odyssey Restaurant 
overlooking the San Fernando Valley, 

Picture No. 1: 50-year members honored 
were Clarence McElravy, Walter Spencer and 
Pete A. Kaldhusdal. 

Picture No. 2: 45-year members were, front, 
Arthur Garcia, Pasquale DeFusco, William R. 
Alloway and Windell Gaskill. 

Back row, Carl Lorimar and Otis Mansfield. 

Picture No. 3: Members honored for 40 
years were, front, Frank Wilson, Edward 
Bertell, Frank Beyea, George Fairweather, Alfred 
Ferguson and Harold Fritz. 

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Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 4 


Millwrights Local 1393 honored their long- 
time members at a special holiday celebration. 
Pins were given to those in attendance. 

Picture No. 1: Ralph C. Beavers, 40-year 

Picture No. 2: Henry W. Honaker and George 
Ray Medlin Sr., 35-year members. 

Picture No. 3: Harlowe Swarthout, 35-year 

Due to the inclement weather the following 
members did not attend to receive their pins: 
Urban Haslinger and Frank Yeager, 50-year 
members; Ralph Stephens, 40-year member; 
H.L. Hampton, Orville. Highley and Kenneth 
MacLean, 35 years; Gibson Janson, Leonard 
Phillips and John Seller, 30 years; William 
Grouse, Ernest Korn and Howard Wheeler, 35 

Toledo, Otiio — Picture No. 2 

The "Service To The Brotherhood" 
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Second row, Norman Johnson, Robert 
Lamp, Reginald Sharp and John Skogrand. 

Back row, Wayne Seaman, Leo Santoro and 
Carl Johnson. 

Picture No. 4: 35-year members honored 
were, front, Robert Ponce, Paul Moreno and 
Wesley Hughes. 

Back row, Andre Richard, George Mathias Jr 
and Julius Frommer. 

Picture No. 5: Members honored for 30 
years of service were, front, Jerry Sirski, 
Alberto Aceves, Andres H. Nava and William 

Back row, Ron Passman, Arthur Handley, 
Frans Tereska and John Swenson. 

Picture No. 6: Charles Diskin and Robert 
Erickson, 25-year members. 

Toledo, Ohio 
Picture No. 3 


Members of Local 1302, New London, 
Conn., were honored at a quarterly meeting for 
their service to the Brotherhood. 

Randolph Molin, 50-year member. 

45-year members included Allen Hopkins, 
Raymond Howard, Clayton Palmer, James 
Panciera, Santo Panciera and Russell Peckham. 

Edward Hirschfeld and William Northey, 40- 
year members. 

35-year members included Michael Lovetere, 
Thomas Quaine, Jack Scarpa, Eddy St. George 
and Merril Shover. 

30-year members honored were James Best, 
John Morgan and Werner Rappelt. 

Members honored for 25 years of service 
were Ronald Bernier, Paul Breault, Franklin 
Bergman, Vincenzo Didone, Robert Lupinacci, 
William Matejak, Gordon Olsen and Delmar 

Syracuse, N.Y. 


Local 12, Syracuse, N.Y., recently honored 
14 members who have served 50 years with the 
Brotherhood. Four that were available for a 
photograph are Fred Guenther, Lawrence 
Skinner, Louis Garlick and Howard Smith, 
former president and agent. 

Those not shown here but honored were 
Carter Stonecysher, Gordon Mutz, Alphonse 
Cloeys, James McKimm, Joseph Amann, 
Stanley Blonsky, D.W. Harrington, Robert 
Zinsmeyer, Reginald Verrette and Michael 



The following list of 635 deceased members and spouses represents ' 
a total of $1,185,333.73 death claims paid in February 1988; (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 


Local Union. City 








Chicago, ILL— Wilbur J. Bruly. 
St. Louis, MO— Carl G. Henne. Howard E. Chan- 

Minneapolis, MN— August Waldera, Carl Herman 
Youngquist, Carl O. Mork, Gustav Harry Erickson. 
Myrtle Youngquist (s), Voldemar Liivik. 
Philadelphia. PA— Alarik Tattala, Stanley B. KJepka. 
Buffalo, NY— John Simoneil 

Cleveland, OH— John S. Baricevich. Stephen Dzur- 

Syracuse. NY — Anthony Barnell. William L. Simp- 

Chicago. IL — Genevieve McCafferly (s). Jerry Rad- 
ice, Joseph Bubla. Steve Brozek, Victor Rose. 
Hackcnsack, NJ — Joseph Mushinskie, Julia M. Fre- 
mer (s). Werner J. Schuize, 

Springfield. IL— James B. White. W. Frank Hodges. 
San Francisco, CA — Edmund Robert Rosemonl. Harry 
Wiedenkofer. James P. Busby. John H. Newmarker. 
Karl Edwin Persson, Leonard S. Lahtinen. 
Central. CT— Fred Sabatino. 
Los Angeles. CA — Willie Roy Watson. 
Toronto, Onl.. CAN— J. Paul Dufresne, Louis Ev- 

San Rafael, CA— David H. Scott. Jennie Mae Jack 
(s), Laurence Hinrichs, Robert L. Watson. 
Oakland, CA — ^Benjamin Franklin Impson. Emerson 
L. Pinkard. Robvert E. Jacobs, Thomas Hatfield. 
St. Cathrns, Ont., CAN — Anne Catharine Lawson 
Robinson (s). Isabella Philip (s). 
Boston, MA— William Mogan. 
San Francisco, CA — Georgia C. Hulsey (s). 
Hartford, CT— Clarence Ainsworlh. 
Champaign & LIrbana. IL — Rose L. Dable (s). 
St. Louis, MO — Anna Szramkowski (s), Bernard J. 
Gassel. Carl G, Noack, Eldon L. Wiliiajns, Francis 
K, Klocke, John Mueller. 
Knoxville, TN— Walter A. Tarwater. 
Boston, MA — Edward J. Flynn. 
Kansas City, MO — Arthur Severin. Charles E. Prit- 
chard, Charies M, Young. Donald Schreiber. Flora 
Schuber (s), Ralph E. Johnson Sr,, Teddy L. Pat- 
Chicago, IL — Eleanor M. Mihaljevic (s), Gustav E. 

Btoomington, IL — Harold K, Shoemaker, Robert N, 

Perth Amboy, NJ — Charles A. Leo. 
Boston, MA — Angelo De Carlo, Cotter B. McKenzie. 
Canton, OH — Franklin L. Johnson. 
Fort Smith, AR — Monroe Winborn 
Ha/eltun, PA — Margaret Okronglis (s). 
Port Chester, NY — Clement F. Virtuoso, Josef Er- 
hard, Michael V. Morabito. 

St. Paul, MN.— Gustave A. Gehrke, Herbert O. 

Evansville, IN— James R. Allen. 
Ottawa, Out., CAN— Frank Dziadura. 
Providence, RI — George W. Olson. 
Spokane, WA — Ellis J. Pitlenger, Leo L. Miller, 
Muskegon, MI — Frank J. Bartunek. 
Baltimore. MD — Jack Lintz Sr. 
Oakland, CA — Andrew G. Gallego. Edith Evelyn 
Stagner (s). Francis Albert Secor, 
Dayton, OH— Charies Cloyd Smith, Glenn E. Leath- 
erman, Herman L. Bowser. John H. Campbell. 
Murray E- Amsler. 
Des Moines, lA — Basil Lee Terrell. 
Worcester, MA — Eino E. Lahti. 
Springfield, MA — Lawrence E. Dion. 
Sheffield, Al^Jcsse H. Poriwood. 
Lawrence, MA — Peter E. Desroche. 
East Detroit, MI — Frances Kulik (s). Hans Janner 
Jr., Lorenzo A. Bartoni. 

Detroit. MI — Anna B. Staggs (s). Henry V. Schroe- 
der, Konrad Schubach. 

Broward-County. FL — Beverly A. Hensley (s). John 
W. Maloney. 

Passaic, NJ — Myra Nell Cohen (s). 
Miami, FL — George J. Teaney. Henry L. Danforth, 
Russell W. Schenck, Stanley G. Swartz, Vincent E. 

Birmingham, AL — Jess W. Shurbitt, Olivia Murrell 
Holley (s), 

St. Albans, WV — Vernon L. Turley. 
Palm Beach, FL — Arnie W. Pooman. 
Seattle, WA— John O Olson, Veria M. Leonard (s), 
Washington, DC— Albert M. Pickett, Dorothy M. 
Williams (s). Edwin F. Short. James A- Trammell. 
Stacy L. Ragland Sr.. Theo B. Harris. 
Montreal. Que.. CAN— Albert Borau, Teofil Star- 

New York. NY — Anthony Goetz, Louis Marrin, 
Tampa, FL — Linton D- Moore, Rita Vicky Cham- 
pion (s). 

Chicago, IL— Sigrid N Carlson (s), 
Pittsburgh. PA— John R. Strobel. Louise R Koko- 
rugga (s), Peter P Dudiak. Robert C. Chamers, 
Macon. GA — Blanche H Mercier (s), James Shofner 
McEachern Sr. 

Plainfield, NJ — Susan A. Wagner (St. 
Kenosha, WI— Henry Peter Bicha. 
San Mateo. CA^Robert McMillian. 
East St. Louis, IL — Eugene Ganschinielz, Glenard 
B, Scat, 

Local Union. Cin- 

180 Vallejo, CA— John H. Hoffman. 

182 Cleveland, OH— Charles Seda. 

184 Salt Lake Cty, UT— Barker L. Chesnut, Fenton 
Keelc. Joe Milano Jr.. Katherine M. Chesnut (s), 
Rulh H. W, Shipp(s). 

186 Sleubenvillc. OH— Robert J. Johnson. 

188 Yonkers, NY — Carmine M. Colesanti. 

195 Peru. IL — Anion Fassino, Ruth Ladzinski (s), Sid- 
ney B. Thorson. 

199 Chicago, ll^Robert Lee Wright. 

200 Columbus. OH— Campbell F. Stanley, Charles T. 
Harper. Marcella McFadden (s). Robert B. Goings. 

201 Wichita. KS— Clarence M. Fredrick. 
203 Poughkeepsie, NY— John F Kelly. 

210 Stamford, CT— George Perdnzet. Laurie G. O'Brien. 
Nicholas Kokkinas. Pielro Bologna. 

211 Pittsburgh. PA— Betty Sue Bodish (s). Thomas S. 

215 Lafayette, IN — Kenneth F. Leher. 

225 Atlanta, GA — Annabel Reeves (s). 

230 Pittsburgh, PA— Fred L, Ehriich. 

235 Riverside, CA — Macrina Magee (s). 

247 Portland, OR— Benjamin Martin Suelzle. Clement 

B. Hahn, Louis C. Cieloha. Ross T. Jackson. 
250 Waukegan, IL — Edwin P. Johnson, Marcus Hagen. 

Oscar Henriksen. 
254 Cleveland, OH— Edward R. Zirnfus Sr., John L. 


256 Savannah, GA— Walter T. Willoughby. 

257 New York, NY— Kari J. Salthe. William E. Jackson 

258 Oneonta, NY— Arthur Wearne. 

259 Jackson. TN^James Ernest Greer. 

260 Berkshire County, MA — Rosario Arsene Beau- 

265 Saugerties, NY^Angeline Fisher (s), 

269 Danville, IL— Waller Dale Wade. 

272 Chicago Hgt.. IL— Henrietta Oxener (s), John W. 

Shori. Myrile M. Dierkmg (s), Reno R. Camilli. 
275 Newton, MA — John R. Drinkwater. 
280 Niagara-Gen. & Vic, NY— Austin Quarantillo, Ralph 

E, Long. 

286 Great Falls, MT— Herman R, Shulund. 

287 Harrisburg. P.A^Paul R. Souder. Sondra L- Spade 

296 Brooklyn, NY— Herman Phillips. 

297 Kalamazoo, MI — Harry Kalisiak, Herbert T, Barnes. 
302 Huntington, WV— Willie L. Hatfield (s). 

308 Cedar Rapids, lA — Aaron J, Carpenter, Ralph D. 

310 Wausau, Wl — Charles Mac Jonas. 
316 San Jose. CA^Leland A. Russell, OIlie Crowder 

(s). Ralph W, Maerz, Stephen P. Lucero. 
323 Beacon, NY — Dominic A. Papo Sr., Julius Zakis. 

334 Saginaw, MI — Godfrey Alleman, 

335 Grand Rapids, MI^Donald Ray Randall. 

344 Waukesha, WI— Clarence T. Wallace, John D. Wolf- 
gang, Lawrence H. Verhalen. 
348 New York, NY— Gustav Hansen. 
354 Gilrov. CA— Albert J. Wright. 
359 Philadelphia, PA— Frank X. Stapfer. 
361 Dululh, MN— Louis J. Wester. 

369 N. Tonawanda, NY— Willard B. Carlson. 

370 Albanv, NY^Einar Gustav Larson, John G. Gillette. 
Paul R, Bolesh. 

372 Lima. OH— Marilyn L. Pickens (s) 

379 Tcxarkana, TX— Lois M. Bramhall (s). 

393 Camden. NJ— Albena Cipolone (s). 

407 Lewiston. ME— Edgar J, Robichaud, Herbert Elwell. 

410 Ft. Madison & Vic, lA — Louis Luetger, 

413 South Bend, IN— Leo A, Zelasko. 

424 Hingham, MA — Herbert S. Ricketson. 

429 Arlington, TX— Elmer R. Pool. Harold J. Koenig. 
Thomas E. Anderson. 

433 Belleville. IL— Irwin J, Reeb. 

434 Chicago, IL — William McRoberts. 

446 St S(e Marie, Ont., CAN — Laurent Joseph Litalien, 
452 Vancouver. BC, CAN— Cari Hughes. Charles Lane- 
tot, Hcndrick Vogelsang Bird, Paul Urchenko. 

454 Philadelphia, PA — Andrew H. Weatherby Jr.. Anna 
Sznaider (s). Charles F. Wilson, Patrick C. Wade. 

455 Somerville, NJ^Arihur G- Jaros, John Sobczynski. 
458 Clarksville, IN— Fern J. Bunch (s), 

462 Creensburg, PA — Earle H. Poole. Frank Bosic. 

465 Chester County, PA- — Christopher Nordberg. 

470 Tacoma, WA — Harvey L- McCausland. Samuel E. 


472 Ashland. KY— Walter Mynhier. 

475 Ashland. MA— Edwin Chester Sewell. 

476 Clarksburg. WV— Sylvia Rulh Rexroad (s). 

492 Reading. PA — Harry A. Weidenheimer, 

493 Ml. Vernon, NY— John M Alexander. 

494 Windsor. Ont.. CAN— Raymond Bellemore. 

499 Leavenworth. KS — Edgar C. Dickson, Fred Bulzin 
502 Port Arthur, TX— Dorothy Rea (s). 

505 San Diego, CA — Eric H. Peterson. Ygnacio J. Fer- 

506 Vancouver, BC. CAN— William Wilson. 

510 Berthoud, CO— Coid C. Taylor. Rudolph H. Mmkel. 

512 Ann Arbor, MI— Robert W. Hodge. 

513 PI Albcrine, CB, CAN— Richard Seddon Hargreaves 

514 Wilkes Barre, PA— llio Maurizi. ' 

515 Colo. Springs. CO — John Ira Silvey, Trula W. Eaks 

526 tialveslon, TX — Hicinio A. Hernandez. 

Local Union. Cin- 

528 Washington, DC— John M. Clark. 

535 Norwood, MA — Bradley Dauphine. 

541 Washington, PA — Thomas Edward Mitchell 

551 Houston, TX — Gerard John Volcklandt. Henry Davis 

Jordan, Jake Troha. Joseph W. Jordan. Kent L, 

Dean. Virgil Lee Allen. 
558 Elmhurst, IL— Arnold O. Guse. 

562 Everett, WA— Dorothy Alma Hurd (s). Gene H. 
Bartholomew. Jacob O. Bantz, Verne R. Martin. 

563 Glendale, CA— Earl W. Hatcher. 

586 Sacramento, CA — George A. Miller. Goldie Bell 
Luster (s). Greeley R. Mizell. Jacob Kerschman. 
Lloyd E. Reber Sr, Robert O. Spears Jr 

596 St. Paul, MN— Daniel E. Brummer. Godfrey J. 

599 Hammond, IN— Michael Ligocki. 

600 Lehigh Valley, PA— Russell L, Reagle 
603 Ithaca, NY — Eugene Johanson. 

605 Vista, CA— Dorothy G. Guay (s). John E. Cariin. 

Robert P, Bass. Virginia J. Turek (s), Zelbert B. 

611 Portland. OR— Ansis Kauskalis. Ernest V. Wester- 

613 Hampton Roads, VA — Edward M. Harris. 
615 Peru, IN — Carl M, Thurston, Marjorie A. Mast (s), 

Milford A- Stevens. 

620 Madison, NJ — Cecil L, Harrison. 

621 Bangor, ME — Stanley M. Grant, 

624 Brockton, MA — Alden Russell Archibald, James R. 

635 Boise, ID— Leonard B. McCoy, William W. Em- 

636 Mt. Vernon. IL — Andrew Jackson Black, Charles 
E. Thomas, Curtis Keene, 

638 Marion, IL^James Savage. 

639 Akron, OH — Fredorthea W, Zenner Is). 

642 Richmond, CA — James M. Kendall. Joseph Ray- 
mundo, Linus Vincent Deroche. William Bateman. 

665 Amarillo, TX — Rhea Lynne Rozell (s). Verlene Perry 

668 Palo Alto, CA— Abela Elizabeth Benson is). 

670 Poison, MT— Helen Oilman (s), 

675 Toronto, Onl, CAN— William J. Morrice. 

690 Little Rock, AR— Delmer C. Bettis. James Gordon 

698 Covington, KY — Franklin M. McNamee Sr. 

711 Salem, OR— Willis F. Bridges. 

715 Elizabeth, NJ— Charles Sheperis. 

721 Los Angeles, CA — Elvira A. Perez (s). Harriet L. 
Seiarra (s). Harrv A. Miller. 

732 Rochester, NY— Donald W. Bortle. 

743 Bakersfield. CA— Alene Guthrie (s). Robert E. John- 
son, Virginia Shackelford (s), William A. Cannon. 

745 Honolulu, HI — Donald Hoe. Marshall Snow, Ma- 
saichiro Y.isulomi, Takaichi Tamakawa. 

756 Bellingham, WA — George W. Easterbrook. Michael 
Lloyd Peter. 

764 Shrcveport, LA — Carrol D Rascoe, Chance Chesson 

766 Albert Lea, MN— Robert A. Bell. 

804 Wisconsin Rapids, WI — Paul Kitowski. 

805 San Diego, CA— Florence Lorelta Sellens (s). Roy 
L, Crump. 

815 Beverly, MA— Hazel DiBiaso (S). 
824 Muskegon, Ml— Donald Timmer. 
829 Santa Cruz, CA^Ferdinand George Bergholz. Frank 

S Gai, 
839 Des Plaines. IL — George W. Johnson, Guslaf Lag- 

844 Canoga Park. CA— Wesley Steven Wood. 
859 Greencastle, IN— David Jent. Redge Meek. 
899 Parkersburg, WV— Harold A. Terry. 
902 Brooklyn. NY— Clarence G- Washington. Isador 

Okun. Rolf Marcussen, Salomon Roth. 
906 (Jlendale, AZ^Bedford B, Wilkins. 
916 Aurora. IL — Beity Lou Anderson (s). 
925 Salinas, CA— Angelme D. Beardslee (s), Chryslal 

Alma Benoii (s). 
929 Los Angeles, CA— Robert Irving. 

943 Tulsa, OK — James Ray Lunsford. John Dewey Amos. 
Lenard R. Walker. Raymon C. Bowman. 

944 San Bernardino, CA — John E. Farthing, Paul M. 
Thibadeau, Ruby Clemens (s), Weldon Gibson. 

947 Ridgway, PA — Oscar R. Arvidson. 

953 Lake Charles, LA — Irene G. Landreneau (s). 

958 Marquette, Ml — Arne Mattias Mannisto. 

971 Reno, NV— Kenneth C. Bishop. 

973 Texas Citv, TX— Catherine G. Daigle (s). Charlie 
M. Wheeldon, Jr. 

974 Baltimore, MD — Herman Rudolph Burghardt. 

998 Royal Oak. MI — Lonnie Martin. Vivian Ferman (s). 

1000 Tampa, FL — Thomas M. Johnson. 

1001 N. Bend Coos Bay. OR— T, B. Paul While. 
1005 Merrillville, IN— Gaylord Dewees 

1016 Muncie, IN— Ethel A. Garrv (s). 

1026 Miami, Fl^Edward James Reed. Frank C. Ford. 

1033 Muskegon, MI — Edward Johnson. 

1043 Garv. IN— Albert B. Tokash. George G- Gondell. 

William G. Schultz, 
1050 Philadelphia, PA — Thomas Larizzio, 
1053 Milwaukee, Wl— Augusts Mednis. Rolf Horst Hohl. 
1062 Santa Barbara, C.\— Alfred J. Avery Jr. 
1065 Salem. OR— Ivan S, Corbelt. 
1073 Philadelphia. P.A — Eugene E. Smith, Eugene F. 

Birkhead Jr., Joseph Schortje, Morris Zappan. Theo- 

MAY 1988 


Local Union. City 
























dore Sutton. 

Phoenix. AZ^Robeil C. Holt. 
Glencove. NY — George H. Bames. Runar Tast. 
Longview, TX — Ray W. Hogue. 
Baton Rouge, LA — Evelyn Taylor Jacocks (s), Mar- 
shall Smith. Richard Roddy Jr. 
FlagstafT. AZ — Roselyn M. Pengra (s). 
Tyler. TX— Willie Harold Strait. 
San Bernardino. CA — Garrel Winford Trail. Mary 
P. Losson (s). 

Portland. OR — Adree T. Everhart. Dario Dellaselva. 
Walter Lichtenwald. 
Toledo. OH — John M. Jones. 

San Pedro. CA— Charles F. Petty. Harry M. Flynn. 
Laura Etta John (s). Quinten Duane Culbertson. 
Seattle. WA— Marion E. Goldcr. 
Green Bay, WI — Andrew Checki. Edwin Norbert 

Roseville. CA— Charles H. Ballard. John C. Wright. 
San Francisco, CA — Lonza Lee Harris. 
Thunder Bay, Ont, CAN — Marco Caputi. 
New York. NY — Jack Handel, Joseph HofTinecht. 
Fargo, NEX — Lincoln Schlieve. 
Mesa. AZ — Thomas E. Thomas 
Mcdford. NY— Arthur Ruzicka. Jack Mule. 
Modesto. CA — Stephen O. George. 
Akron. OH — Evelyn Louise Martin. 
Fairbanks, AK — Robert M. Jewett, Sherman S. 

Sarnia. Ont, CAN — Salvatore Liuzzi. Theodorus A. 

Iowa City, lA — Clarence Hesseltiiie. 
Austin, TX— L. R. Carter. 

Mountain View, CA — Estella Hilmer Williamson (s). 
William T Bussell. 
Monroe. Ml — Robert L. Maddux. 
London. Ont. CAN— Barry R. Stoneburgh. 
Independence, MO — Lily Bolinger (s). 
Stale College. PA— Mildred C. Lego (s). 
Irvington. NJ — Franklin E. Houck, Gustav Eric 
Aim. Joseph A. Lynch. 
Memphis. TN — Lawrence Oliver Kirkland. 
Chester. IL — Henry Hermes. 
Cleveland. OH— Martin Dauskardt. 
Woodland. CA — Rose Bondi Tozzi (s). 
Espanola. NM — Getrudis Cordelia Ulibarri (s). 
Province of New Brunswick — John Breau. 
Golden. CO— Zachariah R. Boles. 
Buffalo. NY— Valentine Klug. 
Redwood City, CA— George H. Otto. Ivan D. Ham- 

Kingston. Ont. CAN— Garnet Fearsall. 
Salem, OR — James M. Bishop. 
Lodi, CA — Sylvester V. Powers. 
Arlington, TX— Billy Fred Terry. 
Compton, CA — Elizabeth Williams (s). Harry J. 
Wilson, Kelley B. Harless. Nelson Selico Jr., Pearl 

Topeka. KS — Adam A. Lucas 
Lansing, MI — Albert Lee Mazuca. 
Detroit, MI — Howard N. Kern. 
Huntington Beach, CA — Clifton L. Carothers. Flo- 
rencio Martinez, Oscar Evald Danielson. 
Cincinnati. OH — Herschel A. Groves. 
New York, NY— John M. Allen Sr.. Peter J. Vacca. 
Roberi C. Milza. 

Toledo. OH — Joseph W. Wagenknecht. Kenneth E. 

Bucks Countv. PA — Edward Irvine. 
Charlotte, NC— Wilson Clyde Lee Sr. 
Jackson, MS^Floyd Ezeil Richardson. Tollie V. 
Carlisle. Willie Earl Mosley. 

E. Los Angeles, CA— Noel S. Hall. William J . Detloff. 
Provo LIT— Carl Manual Edwards. Wilford Bruce 

Los Angeles. CA — William H. Davis. 
El Monte, CA — Lois Imogene Roberts (s). 
Kansas City, KS — Martin L. Wright. 
Anacortes, WA — John J. Abrahamse, John R. Eng- 

New York, NY— Celeste Repetti. 
Chicago. IL — Gustave A. Dittman. 
Casper. WY — Geraldine Mudra (s). 
St. Louis. MO — Celeste J. Huber (s). James J. 

Bremerton. W.A — Agnes Peterson (s). Martin O. 

Victoria. EC, CAN — James Sawyer. 
S. Luis Obispo. CA — John Homen. Joseph J . Usher. 
Minneapolis. MN — Glenn C. Bies. Julia E. Delorme 
(s), Milton Philip Smith. Selmer Mickelson. 
El Dorado. AR — Thomas L. Barlow. 
Coeur R'Alene. ID— Walter C. Becklund. 
Chicago. IL — Roger R. Ross. 
Washington. DC— Herman S. Holden. 
Vancouver. WA — Clifford L. Parker. 
Portland. OR— Delbert Leon Russell. 
Cleveland. OH — Leo M. Fasolo. 
Pomona. CA — Louis Bebeau. Norman F. Brooks. 
Parkersburg, WV — Charles G. Jordan, Dorla D. 
Belho (s), Ernest C. Combs, Gilbert D. Pool. 
Pittsburgh. PA— Richard P. Merzlak. 
Orlando. FL — Ernest C. Terrell. 
Columbus, IN — B. Frank Gross. 
Columbia, SC— Clair H. McGarrah. 
Las Vegas, NV — Adrian A. Beaver (s). Frank L. 
Garcia. George R. Musser, Joseph A. Porzi. 
Bijou, CA — Donald M. Thomas. 
Farmington, MO — Donald Brockmiller, Roberi C. 

Renton, WA — Harry G. Behrhorst, Harry Wesley 
Doonan. Margaret Mott (s). William E. Balsley. 
Russellville. AR — Thomas A. Loebsack. 
Babylon, NY — Fred A. Zimmerman. 

Local Union, City 

1839 Washington. MO — Mary Louise Earney (s). Ray- 
mond P. Muenks. 

1846 New Orleans. LA — Byron Babin. Harold Enloe. Jules 
J. Lea. 

1849 Pasco, WA— Donald E. Hoverson. 

1856 Philadelphia, PA— George A. Haas. 

1861 Milpitas, CA— Charles C. Ellerson, Charles W. Jef- 

1865 Minneapolis, MN — Rudolph F. Linn. 

1884 Lubbock, TX— John H. Mabry. 

1906 Philadelphia, PA— Alice E. Fahy (s). 

1913 Van Nuvs, CA— John T. Highhill. William C. Tucker. 

1915 Clinton. MO— Mattie Julia Carroll (s). 

1921 Hempstead. NY — Harold Gustafson. Leonard Penn. 
Theodore Burzynski. Tom Tompsen. 

1925 Columbia, MO— Walter Nelson Snellings. 

1929 Cleveland. OH— Arthur G. Cramer. John M. Metro. 

1930 Santa Susana, CA— Barry A Wolf 
1936 Lewistown, PA — Terry L. Weaver 

1971 Temple, TX— Buriey Elliott. Lillian Morries (s). 

1988 Smith Fall, Ont., CAN— Richard F. Proctor. 

2003 Morrisville, NC — Charlie Grimsley. 

2103 Calgary, Alia, CAN— Clitford Francis Erasmus. 

2182 Montreal, Que, CAN— Andre Beausoleil. 

2205 Wenalchee, WA— Robert D. Suter. 

2235 Pittsburgh, PA— George Mamula. 

2239 Fremont, OH— Charles E. Schumaker. 

2265 Detroit, MI — George Kotila. 

2274 Pittsburgh, PA— Emery M. Grace. 

2287 New York, NY— Charles Schroder. Gertrude Lag- 

ville, Thomas Costello. 
2292 Ocala, FL— Cecil A. Frye. 
2309 Toronto, Ont.. CAN— Marie Therese Yates (s). Rex 

2337 Milwaukee. WI— Kenneth Gustav Wolf. 
2352 Corinth, MS— Morris E. Smith. 
2375 Los Angeles, CA — Floyd Derickson. Mariano J. 

Fusco. Robert E. Fitzgerald, Thomas E. Gilbert. 
2398 El Cajon, CA — Benjamin M. Cerveny, Samuel J. 

2404 Vancouver, EC, CAN — Daniel Francis Paine. George 

Foxcombe McNeil, Leo G. MacDonald. 
2463 Ventura, CA— William Alfred Bitlenbender. 
2554 Lebanon, OR— Gilbert Schuster. 
2581 Libby, MT— Charles Milo Decker. 
2652 Standard. CA— Leslie Kunkle. 

2686 Stevens Point, WI— Anton A. Pezewski. 

2687 Auburn, CA— Warren K. Cresswell. 

2738 Oak Ridge, TN— Floyd Wayne Ballard. Rayburn M . 


2767 Morton. WA— Glen Inwards. 

2787 Springfield, OR— Ernest Cristler. 

2947 New York, NY— Frank Condon 

2949 Roseburg, OR — Bonnie Jean Miller (s). Dee Farmer, 

Juanita J. Stephens (si. 

2961 St Helen, OR— Cyril M Nortis. 

2995 Kapuskasng, Ont., CAN— Mario Chevalier. 

3035 Sprngfield, OR — Charles Gardner, James L. Moser. 

3038 Bonner. MT— Harty Bergseth. 

3074 Chester. CA— David H. Pattison Sr. 

3125 Louisville, KY — Kenneth Leon McCubbins. 

3161 Maywood, CA— John Bottala. 

3202 Warrenton, MO — James A. Kinion. 

3219 Toronto, Onl„ CAN— Stefan Hasslinger 

7000 Province of Quebec — Joseph A. Lionel Gaudette. 

9005 Dearborn, MI— Earl W. Gnmes. 

9027 Kansas City, MO— Raymond Nelson Hill 

9042 Los Angeles, CA— Alex Eli Radu. 

9088 Oakland, CA— George L. Hayes. 

Court on food stamps 

Continued from Page 19 

trality argument "reflects a profoundly 
inaccurate view of the relationship of 
the modern federal government to the 
various parties of a labor dispute." 
Businesses may be eligible for a "myr- 
iad of tax subsidies" through deduc- 
tions, depreciation, and credits, direct 
subsidies in the form of government 
loans through the Small Blusiness 
Administration, lucrative government 
contracts and the protections of the 
Bankruptcy Act, he said. 

"None of these governmental sub- 
sidies to businesses is made contingent 
on the businesses' abstention from la- 
bor disputes, even if a labor dispute is 
the direct cause of the claim to a sub- 
sidy," Marshall said. 

"Altering the backdrop of govern- 
mental support in this one-sided and 
devastating way amounts to a penalty 
on strikers, not neutrality," Marshall 

Pension fund investors 

Continued from Page 18 

left a leadership void that has yet to be 

The council's recent attention to leg- 
islative issues is an important switch. 
The group has testified before the Se- 
curities and Exchange Commission on 
the 1 share/1 vote issue, and before 
several congressional committees on 
takeover issues. 

These efforts are critical, the IBEW's 
Nugent emphasizes, since national and 
state representatives are not well versed 
in corporate takeover issues, and have 
enacted some bad legislation that fur- 
ther entrenches corporate manage- 

Co-chair Sweeney also sees the coun- 
cil becoming more involved in share- 
holder proxy activities. 

Radon tall( 

Continued from Page 29 

before the water reaches a home. 

In some unusual situations, radon 
may be released from the materials used 
in the construction of a home. For 
example, this may be a problem if a 
house has a large stone fireplace or has 
a solar heating system in which heat is 
stored in large beds of stone. In general, 
buUding materials are not a major source 
of indoor radon. 

The only way to detect radon in a 
home is through a radon detection de- 
vice which can be purchased, perhaps 
from your local hardware stores. After 
the test is taken the device is sent to a 
laboratory for analysis. Results will be 
reported either as Working Levels (WL) 
or as Picocuries Per Liter (pCi/1), Ideal 
measurements should be less than about 
0.02 WL or 4 pCi/1. 

Next month we will relate the mean- 
ing of the measurements and how to 
reduce the amount of radon in your 
home with the use of some simple 
measurement in case the reading of your 
test was too great. 

Prison training for women 

Women inmates in five federal institutions 
and at least 17 state prisons have available 
to them apprenticeship training in such skilled 
trades as plumbing, painting, auto mechan- 
ics, fireflghling and machine repair, under 
efforts developed by the Women's Bureau 
through a cooperative relationship with the 
Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and 
the Bureau of Prisons. These programs were 
instituted to equip incarcerated women with 
job skills and other support to help them 
become contributing members of society 
upon their release from prison, according to 
the U.S. Labor Department's annual report. 




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M A Y 1988 


How many voters 

can you get to 

the polls In '88? 

Wage earners and their 

families may go down 

for the count in November 

I may be wrong, but I believe that members of 
the United Brotherhood are above average when 
it comes to voting on election day. I hope I'm 

If you've watched the television newscasts in 
recent months, you may have seen, as I have, 
union members talking with candidates for public 
office, and I've noticed UBC emblems on the caps 
and the jackets of workers shaking hands with 
Michael Dukakis, Jesse Jackson and Al Gore. 
Republican candidates like George Bush and Bob 
Dole have taken up positions at plant gates to woo 
the labor vote, and there were probably UBC 
members acknowledging their greeting as well. 

Americans have shown a lot of early interest in 
the 1988 general elections, and I earnestly hope 
that this interest will carry over till November 8, 
when U.S. voters go to the polls for the final tally. 

Interest is not enough, of course. What the more 
than half a million U.S. members in the Brother- 
hood have to do is actually get out and cast their 
votes on election day. 

Unfortunately, for far too many Americans to- 
day that seems to be too much to ask. Among the 
world's leading democracies, the United States 
has the poorest record of citizen participation in 

Jimmy Carter became president of the United 
States despite the fact that 73 of every 100 Amer- 
icans of voting age did not vote for him. Ed Koch 
was elected mayor of New York by fewer than 
12% of the Big Apple voters. When Governor 
Brendan Byrne of my home state of New Jersey 
ran for reelection in 1978, fewer than 15% of those 
eligible to vote actually voted for him . . . but that 
was enough to win. 

It is becoming easier and easier to cast a vote 
in the United States. It didn't start out that way 
two centuries ago, when the republic was founded, 
but it has become that way. Only those citizens 
who owned property could vote 200 years ago, 
when the Constitution was drawn up. 

Over the years, the voting franchise has been 
extended to all white males, whether they own 
property or not, then eventually to women, mi- 
norities and young people of 18. The poll tax has 
been eliminated, and, thanks to the labor move- 
ment, we also have a secret ballot. Voting ma- 
chines were first used in an election in Lockport, 
N.Y., in 1892, and now they're all over the nation. 
Thanks to laws which go back many years, you 
can even cast an absentee ballot. 

Maybe we have it too easy. 

Maybe the day will come when it'll be even 
simpler than now. We will press buttons on home 
computers and get immediate results on any and 
all issues facing the electorate all over the nation 
and around the world. That'll be the day! 

With voting so easy, why are election turnouts 
so low today? 

Are people turned off by the electoral process? 

Do people realize how important their vote is? 

According to a Stanford University professor, 
who has been studying the impact of mass media 
on America's political process for 25 years, too 
many Americans today feel that they are merely 
spectators in the political process, that they have 
no personal stake in the elections. They have been 
bombarded with news and propaganda about pres- 
idental candidates for the past two years, and they 
believe their vote is a raindrop in a rainstorm. 

"People express great skepticism about what 
they hear and read concerning the candidates," 
says Professor Steven Chaffee. "That is partly 
because merchandising techniques of the political 
manipulators become apparent to many voters, 
and they're turned off. 

"Another reason is that claims and counter- 
claims are so thick in the air these days that often 
it is hard to sort out fact from fancy." 

Whatever the situation, it is absolutely essential 
that we protect, maintain and extend the right to 
vote in America. It is not an exaggeration to state 
that our democracy can wither away, if the peo- 
ple's interest in voting and reading newspapers 
continues to decline. 

What a shame it is that so many Americans 
today take their right to vote so casually. We see 
the people of El Salvador walking for miles down 
dusty roads to vote, while rebels threaten to shoot 
them all along the way. We see a resurgence of 
democracy in China, the Philippines and many 
Third World countries. We have what these people 
want in their own countries, and we're letting it 
slip away by leaving our voting franchises to others 
... to be manipulated by proxies, letting them 
run our government for us. 

Politics and government controls much of our 
life, when you stop to think about it. At your birth, 
you are registered by someone appointed by an 
elected official. When you die, someone appointed 
by another elected official records your death. 

Between the cradle and the grave, elected officials 
and their appointees determine what kind of edu- 
cation you and your children receive, what laws 
you will obey, whether you go off to war or stay 
home, what interest rates you will pay, the quality 
of the air you breathe, what laws will control your 
workplace, the amount of your social security . . . 
I could go on and on. 

So what it boils down to is that, if you sit in 
your easy chair like Archie Bunker, next Novem- 
ber 8, and growl about the election returns on the 
television set and don't vote, you have only your- 
self to blame for the results of the voting that day. 

There are many stories about how "one vote 
counts." You'll find some of those scattered through 
this issue and future issues oi Carpenter. The point 
is that one vote and one vote and one vote and 
one vote add up. 

Our members are scattered through countless 
voting precincts in every state of the union . . . 
more than a half million votes, which can determine 
who becomes a mayor, a commissioner, a judge, 
a president. One local union which has a complete 
turnout of members on election day can determine 
the outcome of a local election, in some cases. 

I don't mean by that that some "labor boss" is 
expected to "deliver" a big block of votes at the 
polls. When you go into that voting booth, you 
vote your conscience and your own personal 
preference . . . but the main thing is that you vote. 

Labor is people, just like everybody else. 

The late Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois once 
said, "There are enough forces in American life 
spreading apathy and complacency. We need, 
instead, informed and active citizenship. And the 
labor movement, despite its occasional shortcom- 
ings, is one of the best hopes for developing such 

We have in the United Brotherhood the ways 
and means for increasing voter participation in the 
electoral process. The Carpenters Legislative Im- 
provement Committee works year round to in- 
crease voter registration and member participation 
in the legislative process. 

These are some actions you as an individual 
member can take to turn things around on Novem- 
ber 8: 

* First and foremost, get registered, if you are 
not already on the voting lists. 

* Get every eligible member of your family 
signed up. 

* Join the voter registration tables at your local 
shopping mall or whatever other voter registration 
effort is being undertaken in your community. 

* Make sure that every young member of your 
family and friends is registered as he or she is 18 
years of age. The records show that senior citizens 

generally recognize the importance of voting, but 
young people do not. (Perhaps our schools should 
place more emphasis on voting, with teachers 
setting an example in the classroom.) 

The U.S. Census Bureau made a study back in 
1980 which showed that the average voter in the 
United States is a white, married woman, age 55 
to 64, living in her own home in the Middle West. 
This composite voter works for some level of 
government and had at that time a family income 
of $25,000. 

Age, race, education and income all play roles 
in determing who chooses to vote and who does 
not. It has been gratifying to see the great number 
of blacks who are now registered to vote since the 
civil rights movement created for them more voting 
freedom. It is gratifying to see more and more of 
our women members active in politics. It would 
be gratifying to know that every eligible UBC 
member voted next election day. 

I'd like to see the pollsters, next November, sit 
back in amazement and report that the turnout of 
union members at the polls was the greatest ever 
. . . that labor has regained its clout in the political 
process, setting an example for all America in the 
years ahead. 

General President 


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Is 60 days notice asking too mucin? 2 

OSHA denies workers' voice, says UBC 4 

Brotherhood calls for restrictions on timber exports 7 

Rapidly changing window/door industry presents challenge 8 

Southern organizing team scores victory 9 

District mill-cabinet meetings build for coordination 10 

Supreme court says 'hands off handbills' 11 

BE&K warnings in many communities 12 

Father's Day - A touch of immortality 13 

The Federal government and air safety Rep. Guy l\/lolinari 15 

Support D.A.D.'s Day 21 

Canadian Federation emphasizes change 25 


Washington Report 6 

Ottawa Report 14 

CLIC Report: Host a political house party 16 

Local Union News 17 

Apprenticeship & Training 19 

We Congratulate 20 

Labor News Roundup 22 

Consumer Clipboard: Measuring Radon 23 

Plane Gossip 26 

Retirees Notebook 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 29 

In f^/lemoriam 36 

What's New? 39 

President's Message Sigurd Lucassen 40 

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Last month, labor joined with other 
family-oriented groups to promote the 
American Family Celebration with the 
theme, "Strengthening Our Nation's 
Commitment to Famihes." This month, 
the nation will honor fathers on Father's 
Day, June I9th. 

Labor has always been at the forefront 
of family issues, as family concerns were 
a major force in the birth of unions. The 
first were formed in the 1790s as mutual 
aid societies to provide insurance for 
famihes of members. Organized labor 
carried the fight through the hard times 
of the 19th and 20th centuries, always 
aware that the is.sue was not improved 
wages for workers, but happiness for 
them and their families. 

The United Brotherhood and other 
unions pushed for the 40-hour work week 
and the abolition of child labor in the 
'30s, and in the '60s fought for the Civil 
Rights Act. During the '70s labor worked 
to pass and strengthen occupational health 
and safety rules to protect workers and 
their families. 

Now, during the '80s, labor is marching 
again — demanding a compassionate fam- 
ily policy for its members. 

As depicted on our cover, the Broth- 
erhood is honored to have three and 
sometimes four generations of family 
workers. Each generation has watched 
as labor has, over time, supported the 
family, allowing the heritage to continue. 

This year, we would like to encourage 
our fathers to continue the heritage by 
working with family members during the 
D.A.D.'s Day Drive for diabetes re- 
search. Work with your children and 
show them that labor still fights for the 
good of the people as well as the family. — 
photograph from H. Annstong Roberts 

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Is 60 days notice 
€isking too much? 

Veto override 

drive bacl(ed 

in effort to 

save trade bill 

and plant 



A campaign to save the veto-threat- 
ened U.S. trade bill and its requirement 
for plant closing notification has picked 
up momentum in Congress and across 
the country, in union halls and city halls 

Democratic leaders in Congress de- 
vised a maneuver intended to offer a 
face-saving opportunity for President 
Reagan to back away from his veto 
threat — and to induce Alaska's two sen- 
ators to drop their opposition to the 
trade bill and vote to override a presi- 
dential veto. 

The House initiated the move, voting 
253-159 to delete restrictions on the 
export of refined Alaskan oil from the 
trade bill that will be sent to the White 
House for President Reagan's signa- 
ture. The Senate was in a weeklong 
recess in mid-May, but the trade bill 
was being kept at the Capitol until 
Senators have an opportunity to con- 
sider the House-passed resolution. 

While Reagan has cited the Alaskan 
oil issue as one of his two specific 
objections to the trade bill, he has saved 
his strongest rhetoric to attack the pro- 
vision that requires firms with 100 or 

more workers to give 60 days notice of 
a plant closing or major cutback in 

A grassroots campaign is aimed at 
holding the strong support the trade bill 
received in the House above the two- 
thirds level needed to override a veto. 
And in the Senate, the need was to 
persuade three senators who voted 
against final passage of the bill to switch 
in order to reach the two-thirds mark 
on the veto override. The House vote 
for the trade bill was 312-107; the Sen- 
ate vote was 63-36. 

AFL-CIO state federations, espe- 
cially in a group of targeted states, are 
keys to labor's override effort. 

Last month, they were looking for — 
and finding — support from mayors and 
governors who know how important 
advance warning of a plant closing is 
to workers and their communities. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
acknowledged the difficulty of the task, 
but committed the federation to an all- 
out effort because the veto-threatened 
legislation is so important to America's 

Kirkland spoke to more than 100 state 


AFL-CIO leaders and field and COPE 
staffers with key roles in the override 
campaign in a telephone conference. 

"The Chamber of Commerce and the 
National Association of Manufacturers 
have convinced the president that there 
must be no plant closing legislation." 
he noted. 

But the American people disagree, 
he stressed. They consider it simple 
"economic fairness" to require com- 
panies to give 60 days notice to workers 
and communities before shutting down 
a plant. "Big business has not con- 
vinced the public that plant closing 
notification is wrong." 

Just the day before, Reagan had re- 
ceived a hero's welcome at the Cham- 
ber's national convention when he 
echoed its attack on mandatory plant 
closing notification as a "shackle" on 
business, "a ticking time bomb." 

Because "mandatory plant closing 
notification has no place in federal law," 
Reagan told his employer allies, "I will 
veto the trade bill." 

It's the least he could do for political 
friends who have so staunchly sup- 
ported his policies. Reagan made clear. 
He thanked the business lobby for back- 
ing him up on "the great legislative 
battles over economic policy" and "in 
a battle we lost." 

The losing battle to which the presi- 
dent referred was over his veto of the 
Civil Rights Restoration Act earlier this 
year. Congress overrode his veto. 

Polls have shown strong public sup- 
port for the plant closing provision, and 
House Speaker Jim Wright took sharp 
exception to Reagan's claim in his weekly 
radio address that the notification re- 
quirement was a "special interest" pro- 

"If anyone is caving in to special 
interests on the trade bill, surely it is 
the president," Wright retorted. 

In May, the AFL-CIO was running 
radio ads in seven states where it needs 
to hold on to Senate votes or where it 
is believed Republican senators might 
be persuaded to switch their votes. The 
states are New York. Rhode Island, 
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Or- 
egon and California. 

President Reagan used his weekly 
national radio broadcast to promise the 
trade bill would "get a veto, but fast." 
He attacked the requirement of 60 days' 
notice of a plant closing as an i'unnec- 
essary, burdensome, and costly regu- 
lation of private industry." He also hit 
restrictions on Alaskan oil exports. 

Meanwhile the Democrats held firm 
behind the plant shutdown, mass layoff 
notice provision. Democratic whip Tony 
Coelho told reporters that recent sur- 
veys found 859f of the public favored 
plant closing notice and 11% opposed 
it. A Business Week magazine poll last 

year found 86% of the people nationally 
support layoff notice, with the support 
at 82% or higher in every region. 

A House committee-passed plant 
closing requirement measure had been 
watered down considerably by the House 
and then by the House-Senate confer- 
ence in an effort to make it more ac- 
ceptable to business and congressional 
opponents. The current version re- 
quires companies employing 100 or more 
workers to give 60 days' notice of a 
plant closing or a layoff that affects 
either one-third of the workforce or at 
least 500 workers. 

The notice requirement provides gen- 
erous waivers. If employers are subject 
to economic circumstances that are un- 
foreseen, or if such notice would inter- 
fere with keeping the plant open, or if 
employers did not have such knowledge 
60 days in advance, the provisions would 
not apply. 

At a recent press conference on Cap- 
itol Hill a delegation of plant closing 
victims told of their experiences. The 
group included Patsy Edwards, a mem- 
ber of the Steelworkers who worked at 
the Pabst Blue Ribbon aluminum can- 
ning plant in Tampa, Fla. On March 
29, management notified the first shift 
that they had 45 minutes to leave the 
property and that the plant was closing 
the next day. Other shifts first learned 
of the closing from the media. Edwards, 
a mother of two, had worked for the 
company 14 years. 

Hank Schrenko, an Iron Workers 
member, had worked at the O.M. Ed- 
wards Co. subway parts manufacturing 
plant in Syracuse, N.Y. for 13 years. 
On September 8, 1987, the plant's 160 
employees were called together and told 
that the plant was closing, effective 
immediately. They were told to remove 
their personal belongings and be off the 
company property in 15 minutes. Their 
final paychecks were held for two weeks 
and once issued, some of the checks 

Wally Barrett, a Teamster from Eau 
Claire, Wis., had worked for the C & 
W Transport Co. , a trucking firm owned 
by Gerber Baby Foods, for nine years. 
On February 12, 1987, the company 
told its 398 Wisconsin employees that 
it was ceasing operations over the next 
three days. 

Robert Walls, a member of the Wood- 
workers, worked for the Boise Cascade 
building materials plant in International 
Falls, Minn, for nearly 41 years. The 
plant management told its 600 employ- 
ees on December 6, 1984, that it was 
closing, effective immediately. Work- 
ers were given a day-and-a-half to clean 
out their lockers. 

The advance notice provision wouldn't 
affect small businesses, as its critics 
have claimed, but only about 2% of the 
nation's firms, employing 49% of the 
American workforce. 

Is 60 days notice asking too much 
under such conditions? 

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"You don't need the jobs! You can be the customer!" 

JUNE 1988 

OSHA denies workers a voice 
in enforcement proceedings, 
UBC tells House subcommittee 

The Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration is denying woricers the 
right to a meaningful say in enforcement 
proceedings that directly affect their 
health and safety on the job, according 
to Sigurd Lucassen, general president 
of the United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners of America. 

President Lucassen testified, along 
with Carpenters Union Representative 
Steve Perry and representatives of the 
Paperworkers Union, in recent hearings 
before the Health and Labor Subcom- 
mittee of the House Committee on Ed- 
ucation and Labor focusing on the sys- 
tematic exclusion of affected employees 
and their spokesmen from OSHA set- 
tlement conferences with employers. 

Carpenters President Lucassen high- 
lighted "the plight of unorganized 
workers, who are especially vulnera- 
ble." In the example he discussed, 
unrepresented employees at General 
Dynamics" Quonset Point, R.L, ship- 
yard had been working with the Car- 
penters union and other trades to get 
effective enforcement of federal health 
and safety standards at their facility. 
Although their efforts led to several 
OSHA citations, including $615,000 in 
fines for willful recordkeeping viola- 
tions, OSHA refused to permit the 
workers and their own elected rank- 
and-file spokesmen to participate in 
walk-around inspections, conferences 
and final settlement discussions in the 

While the cited employer was able to 
use the ordinary OSHA processes to 
delay abatement, buy time and seek 
settlement on its own terms, Lucassen 
explained, the employee victims were 
"challenged and blocked at every turn" 
in their efforts to be heard. OSHA's 
settlement discussions with General 
Dynamics ultimately triggered suspen- 
sion of ongoing civil enforcement pro- 
ceedings in one case, and unwarranted 
compromise of employees' rights to 
information in another case, according 
to the Union. 

Meanwhile, some of the employee 
safety activists have been fired or dis- 
ciplined by the company, and recently 
Steve Perry was barred from repre- 
senting the employees at OSHA trial 
proceedings because of union efforts to 
communicate with affected employees 
about the OSHA citations. 

Congressman Joseph M. Gaydos of Pennsylvania, subcommittee chairman, third from 
left, and Congressman Paul Henry of Michigan, second from left, and subcommittee 
counsels conducted the oversight hearing. 

UBC General President Sigurd Lucassen led off the testimony. At the witness table, from 
left, are Edward Gorman, UBC assistant general counsel; Representative Steve Perry; 
Lucassen; and Kathy Krieger, UBC associate general counsel. 


"Workers are being penalized in their 
efforts to inform fellow employees of 
their rights and to encourage employee 
involvement in health and safety en- 
forcement," Lucassen said. 

The Brotherhood criticized as "pure 
arrogance" OSHA's position that af- 
fected employees have no right to be 
included in settlement discussions since 
the agency has absolute "unreviewable 
discretion" to prosecute or withdraw 

"Employees are the parties whose 
rights were violated. They know what 

the conditions really are in their work- 
place and what the true impact of a 
proposed settlement will be. and they 
should be heard when those proposals 
are discussed," Brotherhood spokes- 
men commented. "The real victims 
can't be brushed off as an unnecessary 
'complication' in order to make the 
negotiations a little easier for the cited 

President Lucassen also urged the 

committee to close the loophole that 

permits cited employers to postpone 

Continued on Page 38 

Speaking of bridges needing repair 

Reagan Administration's Influence 
Weakens OSHA's Role, Say Agency Staffers 

Ten employees of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration charge 
the Reagan administration's influence on 
the agency places employers" interests 
above workers' safety in establishing 
standards and emphasizes quantity over 
quality of inspections to bolster enforce- 
ment statistics. Appearing before the 
Senate Labor and Human Resources 
Committee, OSHA scientists and en- 
forcement specialists, who were subpoe- 
naed, offered testimony in a carefully 
scripted dialogue with Chairman Edward 
Kennedy (D-Mass). 

Kennedy, who guides the progress of 
the hearings with help from Sens. How- 
ard Metzenbaum and Paul Simon, painted 
a picture of an agency which, through 
glacial rulemaking and inadequate en- 
forcement abetted by the administra- 
tion's "deliberately created . . . proce- 
dural barriers," has "cost innocent 
American workers their lives and health." 

OSHA health and safety standards spe- 
cialists described how the Labor De- 
partment's high-level Policy Review 
Board, the Office of Management and 
Budget, the Vice President's Task Force 
on Regulatory Relief, and the White House 
Domestic Policy Council have exerted 
influence over agency rulemaking that 
resulted in less protective measures for 
workers, created serious delays in rule- 
making, resulting in additional employee 
injuries and deaths, and aborted efforts 
to engage in needed standards-setting. 

Although 0MB has been the source of 
much of the pressure, according to OSHA 
staff members, the effect has been a 
recognition that the budget office must 
be satisfied before the agency can issue 
standards. This, they tell Kennedy, has 
created "a chilling effect" within the 
agency that, in some cases, has been 
abetted by OSHA Administrator Pen- 
dergrass and DOL's policy office. 

One thing 
you can do 
for those 
less fortunate 

Dear Fellow UBC Members, 

All of us share some basic 
hopes for ourselves and our 
families — that we will enjoy 
good health, have a decent 
place to live in, have food on 
the table and be surrounded by 
people who care. 

You Joined the United Broth- 
erhood of Carpenters and Join- 
ers of America because you 
want the best for yourself and 
your family. And that is what 
the labor movement stands 
for^providing the best life pos- 
sible for its members. 

United Way hcLS similar 
goals. It exists for one reason: 
to help people live life to the 
fullest. When you contribute to 
United Way, you are really 
making a wise investment be- 
cause your gift is at work ev- 
ery day of the year helping 
people — people like yourself. 

Some think that United Way 
helps only the down and out. It 
does — but it doesn't stop there. 
United Way supports many dif- 
ferent community services — 
from Scouting to counseling; 
from youth programs to pro- 
grams for the elderly. 

In a short time, you will be 
asked to support United Way. I 
hope you will. Because though 
you might not need United 
Way now, it is good to know 
help is there if and when you 

United Way — it brings out 
the best in all of us. 


Sigurd Lucassen 
General President 

JUNE 1988 



Courts cannot override the judgment of arbitrators 
in interpreting a union agreement, tlie facts of a 
case or the nature of the remedy, a unanimous 
Supreme Court decision recently declared. 

the case marks another milestone in defense of 
the right of union members to arbitrate contract 
disputes. It reached the Supreme Court when attor- 
neys for the United Papenworkers appealed a fed- 
eral district court ruling which overturned an arbitra- 
tor's decision to reinstate a worker dismissed for 
alleged marijuana use. The company had argued 
that "public policy" considerations should take prec- 
edent over the due process rights of the fired em- 

Initially, the arbitrator found that the company had 
failed to prove its case against the employee, and 
he refused to consider evidence secured by the 
company after it had dismissed the employee. 

In 1983, the Supreme Court had ruled that arbi- 
tration decisions could be set aside only for reasons 
of public policy which was based on "laws and legal 
precedents and not from general considerations of 
supposed public interest." 

The company sought to make its case based on 
that precedent, but union lawyers noted a clear 
distinction between the conditions set down in 1983 
and those applying to the Paperworker case. 

Stressing that "grievance procedure and arbitra- 
tion are part and parcel of the ongoing process of 
collective bargaining," the 1987 opinion authored by 
Justice Byron R. White, clarified the public policy 
question, noting that without evidence of fraud by 
the parties or dishonesty by the arbitrators, "review- 
ing courts are not authorized to consider the merits 
of (an arbitration) award." 


Sen. George [Mitchell, Maine Democrat, has told 
a House subcommittee oversight hearing on the 
practices and operations of federal labor law that a 
careful inquiry is needed to determine whether Con- 
gress should revamp management's right to con- 
tinue production during a strike. In remarks to the 
Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations, 
Mitchell highlighted International Paper Company's 
hiring of some 900 replacements during an ongoing 

strike by the United Papenworkers at a mill in Jay, 
Maine — a town of 5,000. 

"No one knows when — or how — the dispute will 
end; even when it is over, deep scars will remain," 
Mitchell says. Rep. Snowe (R-Maine) remarks that 
there must be "a happy medium, so that the com- 
pany still has the option to continue production with- 
out undercutting the union's ability to bargain." 

Rep. Brennan, another Maine congressman, calls 
for amendments to the National Labor Relations Act 
to outlaw the hiring of permanent replacements or 
the threat to hire such replacements. "Workers 
should not be disposed of like a styrofoam cup." he 


Marshall B. Babson has announced his intention 
to resign as a member of the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board on or about August 1 . This is almost a 
year and a half before his term expires. He stated 
that he was making the announcement early in or- 
der to allow President Reagan to choose his suc- 
cessor. So far, the president has taken no action on 
the matter. 

Meanwhile, the nomination of John E. Higgins Jr., 
to fill the current vacancy on the board has not yet 
been acted on by the Senate, which must confirm 
the appointment. 

It has come to our attention that the term of 
another board member, Wilford Johansen, will ex- 
pire on August 27. Thus, if the other two vacancies 
are not filled by that time, there will be three vacan- 
cies at once on the board. It is rumored that the 
Democrats are hoping that the vacancies will not be 
filled before the term of office of President Reagan 
himself expires, in the expectation that there will 
then be a Democratic president to make the ap- 


A dramatic increase in the number of minors em- 
ployed in violation of child labor provisions of the 
FLSA was recorded last year. Over 19,000 minors 
were found to be employed illegally, up from 12,662 
the preceding year. The surge in child labor viola- 
tions was due largely to findings against a large 
supermarket chain in the northeast which did not 
observe hours and hazardous occupation regula- 
tions. The Wage-Hour Division assessed $1 .5 mil- 
lion in civil money penalties against 81 1 employers 
who were illegally employing 10,160 minors. Child 
labor laws restrict the hours of work and occupa- 
tions for minors. 


The Environmental Protection Agency is awarding 
$22.6 million in loans and grants to help schools 
clean up hazards from cancer-causing asbestos. 
The $7.2 million in grants and $15.4 million in inter- 
est-free loans went for 226 asbestos abatement 
projects in 1 87 schools. The awards, made avail- 
able under the 1984 Asbestos School Hazard 
Abatement Act, were based on financial need and 
the severity of the asbestos hazard. The largest 
award amount went to the state of Ohio, which 
received $4.4 million, EPA said. 


Listening lo lite testimony from la- 
bor, management and government 
spokespersons were Cong. Howard L. 
Berman of California: Cong. Peter 
De Fazio of Oregon, sponsor of the leg 
islation under discussion: Cong. Met 
Levine of California, and the commit- 
tee chairman. Cong. Don Bonker of 
Washington State. 

Export finished 
forest products, 
not unprocessed 
logs from 
state forests, 
UBC says 
in support 
of DeFazio Bill 

A crowded hearing room in the Sam 
Rayhurn Building on Capitol Hill, April 
27, heard a United Brotherhood spokes- 
man call for restrictions on timber ex- 
ports from state lands. 

"Japan, along with China and Tai- 
wan, are buying unprocessed American 
trees off state lands as fast as they 
can," UBC research director Lew Pugh 
told the House Subcommittee on Inter- 
national Economic Policy and Trade. 

"Log sales and log prices have been 
climbing to all-time highs, but sawmill 
workers are losing jobs," Pugh stated. 
"Why is this happening, when some of 
the best timber in the world is growing 
in sight of American mills? Because the 
states have been hamstrung in their 
efforts to place well-considered restric- 
tions on timber exports from state 

The Brotherhood's research director 
pointed out that this is primarily an 
issue of saving and creating jobs and 

Speaking for its members in the forest products indusliy, the Brotherhood urged the 
House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade to support legislation 
which will "phase down log exports or pursue a desirable mix between log exports and 
finished forest product exports" because sawmill workers are losing jobs. Testifying for 
the UBC was Lewis Pugh. UBC research director, center, who was supported at the 
witness table by representatives of small mill owners from the Pacific Northwest. 

maintaining stable regional economies. 
Recognizing that log exports from state 
lands cannot be stopped overnight, the 
UBCcalled, instead, for a phasing down 
of sales to foreign buyers and the pursuit 
of "a more desirable mix between log 
exports and finished-product exports." 

The Brotherhood called for passage 
of House Resolution 1587, a bill intro- 
duced by Congressman Peter DeFazio 
of Washington State which would au- 
thorize states to enact legislation to 
restrict or prohibit the export of logs 
harvested from state lands. 

"States need to have this option," 
the UBC spokesman told the subcom- 
mittee, "even if they elect not to ex- 
ercise it, because the processing of 

state-owned resources is an integral 
part of a state's larger economic de- 
velopment strategy." 

Pugh told the subcommittee that there 
is a high "job multiplier" effect in this 
primary resource industry when there 
is a more desirable mix between do- 
mestic and foreign purchases of logs. 
Based upon statistical studies of em- 
ployment generated in the sawmilling 
industry for each thousand board feet 
of lumber produced, the UBC research 
department estimates that 9,730 year- 
round, fulltime jobs would be created, 
if the present volume of logs were 
manufactured in the United States in- 
stead of being manufactured in Japan, 
China or other foreign nations. 

JUNE 1988 

Rapidly changing 
window/door industry 
presents tough 
challenge for UBC 

Above: Howard 

Ward and Robert 

Van Dyke of Local 

1746 picket the 

Morgan Company's 

Nicolai Door Plant. 

North Portland. 

Ore., while other 

members engage in 

a sympathy walkout 

at the Springfield 


Upper right: Local 
1746. President Paul 
Hack. left. Ed Fitz- 
gerald and others 
outside the Morgan 
North Portland 
plant during a two- 
day strike over a 
plant closure 

Five -Year Growth of Employment 
in US. Millwork Plants 




Despite high profits, some firms 
seem more interested in wage 
concessions than plant growth 

Wood windows and doors are a fast 
growing and highly profitable industry. 
Economic forecasts for the millwork 
industry point to employment growth 
through 1995. And. importantly for UBC 
members, the window/door industry has 
shown strong employment increases in 
the last five years. The union represents 
approximately 15,000 workers in the 
industry from coast to coast in two 
countries. The wood window and door 
industry is expected to have a bright 
outlook due to the following factors: 

• The market for new construction, 
despite some fluctuation, is still 

• There has been a trend in building 
design to use more windows per 

• The repair/remodeling market is 
projected to expand by 10% in 1988 
and is surpassing that of new con- 

• Builder/consumer preference for 
wood windows and doors is very 
high. Appearance, available sizes 
and other desirable features make 
wood a tough conipetitor to alu- 
i7iinum. still the favored material. 

In this expanding industry there are 
many opportunities for high profits. A 
recent survey of major manufacturers 
showed large profit gains over the last 
few years. Manufacturers of wood win- 
dows and doors that also operate dis- 
tribution centers stand to benefit the 
most. Morgan Products serves to illus- 
trate how companies in the industry are 
growing rich, expanding to become na- 
tional companies and flexing this new 
found muscle to beat their workers out 
of long established wages and benefits. 

Morgan Products, Ltd. began with 
one manufacturing plant in Oshkosh, 
Wis. In 1986, the company bought out 
two plants in Oregon and another in 
California. Profits and borrowed money 
were then poured into a new door 
assembly plant in Lexington, N.C., a 
new door production shop in Virginia, 


and a new distribution facility in Del- 
aware. The western plants and the new 
southern facility are intended to remove 
the seasonal variations that are so char- 
acteristic of the Northeast and Midwest 
operations. But, the national acquisi- 
tions have also given the company the 
means to begin an orchestrated attack 
on labor contracts. 

Three of the plants are covered by 
agreements with the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America: the plant in Oshkosh, Wis., 
and the two just purchased Nicolai 
plants in Oregon. Wages and benefits 
at the two Oregon facilities are among 
the best in the millwork industry be- 
cause they have been traditionally tied 
to settlements in the lumber industry. 

Highlights of Morgan's 1987 annual 
report reveal record sales of $417 mil- 
lion, an increase of 9% over the pre- 
vious year. Net income rose to $16 
million, up an astounding 60% from 

Apparently, the company's expan- 
sion also whetted its appetite for even 
greater profits by taking wages away 
from their employees. The hard-earned 
wages and benefit packages established 
at the two Nicolai plants long before 
Morgan's arrival were targeted by this 
aggressive company. 

When Morgan Products acquired the 
two Nicolai plants in Oregon, the com- 
pany agreed to recognize the existing 
collective bargaining agreements and 
entered into negotiations in North Port- 
land. The hope was that Morgan would 
introduce technical innovations to up- 
date the older plant and keep it oper- 

However, it later became clear the 
company was more interested in wage 
concessions than in making the Portland 
plant viable. The new Lexington, N.C., 
facility permitted Morgan to use the 
familiar closure threat at North Portland 
in an effort to obtain rollbacks. When 
the union refused to agree to conces- 
sions, management created an atmos- 
phere of fear using captive audience 
meetings, veiled threats and attempted 
to portray the union as the obstacle to 
keeping the plant open. 

The next step in Morgan's plan to 
gut the contract was to return to the 
bargaining table to negotiate a sever- 
ance pay package for terminated work- 
ers in exchange for pay cuts applied to 
a much reduced work force. Thus, the 
severance agreement would actually 
have been funded by employee conces- 

The company then turned to the other 
Oregon mill, 100 miles south in Spring- 
field. In opening bargaining sessions, 
pay cuts were also demanded. The 

Continued on Page 38 

Southern organizing team scores 
impressive organizing victory 

The UBC southern organizing team, 
with a successful campaign at Huttig 
Sash & Door in Rock Hill, S.C, has 
proven once again that with effective 
organizing techniques, workers can be 
organized no matter how poorly labor 
laws are enforced or how non-union the 
area. The win in April marks the fourth 
consecutive campaign victory for the 
team in the state of South Carolina. 
The three previous elections, all won 
at forest products mills, have come in 
the past year. 

The key to the Rock Hill election 
was the open union support shown by 
a determined in-plant committee and 
other workers. Rather than using au- 
thorization cards, workers were asked 
to sign an open petition authorizing the 
UBC to act as the bargaining agent. 
When the employer refused to recog- 
nize the union, the petition was used 
to file for an election. The in-plant 
committee working before and after 
work, during lunch breaks and through 
housecalls with UBC organizers, got 
72% of the workers to sign petitions in 
a 10-day period. The openness of the 
campaign was also evident in signed 
letters of union support that workers 
distributed to their fellow employees 
on the issues of lack of job classifica- 
tions, poor wages and benefits and lack 
of representation on the job. 

The techniques used by the UBC 
organizing team, combined with the 
Huttig workers' determination and open 
union support, resulted in an impres- 

sive, almost two-to-one vote for the 
UBC on election day despite the usual 
employer captive audience meetings and 
plant closing rumors. The techniques 
used by the team and materials to carry 
them out are included in the UBC Or- 
ganizer's Resource Book which is avail- 
able to full-time representatives and 
organizers by writing to the organizing 
department at the General Office. 

The UBC southern organizing team 
works under the direction of Repre- 
sentative Earnie Curtis. Lead organizer 
in Rock Hill was Edgar Fields. Provid- 
ing assistance were Representatives 
David Powers and Mac Rowe of the 
international staff and Perry Barbee, 
business representative of Local Union 
1469 in Charlotte, N.C. 

The Rock Hill campaign is part of 
the UBC's increased efforts to organize 
new members and advance our union's 
bargaining position in the window, door 
and kitchen cabinet industries. The 
Brotherhood congratulates and wel- 
comes the new members in Rock Hill 
and urges UBC members, particularly 
those employed in the millwork and 
kitchen cabinet industries, to send let- 
ters of support and encouragement to 
the Huttig workers as they now begin 
their campaign for a first collective 
bargaining agreement. 

Letters may be sent in care of the 
UBC Southern States Organizing Of- 
fice, 3420 Norman Berry Drive, Suite 
227, Atlanta, GA 30354. 

Double-breasting effort beaten 
by Canadian affiliate 

Clarence French, business manager 
and financial secretary for Local 1386. 
St. John, New Brunswick, and Norbert 
Rouselle, chief union steward for the 
Newcastle area, recently beat a double- 
breasted company at its own game and 
won a landmark victory for union suc- 
cessorship rights in the province. 

Local 1386 had won certification to 
represent the tradesmen who were per- 
forming foundation work for Atlantic 
Form Works Limited on a contract at 
Tracardie Hospital. When this job ended 
another contract for boiler room foun- 
dation work at the same hospital was 
given to Atlantic Painters Limited. Both 
Atlantic Painters and Atlantic Form 

Works are part of a group of companies 
known as the B. D. Group, Ltd. 

Local 1386 claimed that Atlantic Form 
Works was sold to Atlantic Painters. 
Relying on Canadian successorship rights 
legislation. Local 1386 argued before 
the Industrial Relations Board of New 
Brunswick that it was entitled to rep- 
resent the workers at Atlantic Painters. 
Local 1386 demonstrated that Atlantic 
Form Works and Atlantic Painters used 
the same equipment and vehicles, had 
the same superintendent and performed 
work of the same nature. The Labor 
Board in New Brunswick agreed with 
Local 1386 and granted them collective 
bargaining rights with Atlantic Painters. 

JUNE 1988 

District mill-cabinet meetings 
build toward greater coordination 

The formation of a national UBC 
Mill-Cabinet Conference Board in early 
1987 has led to a greater awareness of 
the problems facing Brotherhood mem- 
bers in the architectural woodwork and 
store fixtures industry. 

The board, which is composed of 
mill-cabinet business representatives, 
met three times in 1987 to review a 
comprehensive survey conducted of the 
industry and to make recommendations 
to the general president. 

Upon assuming office. General Pres- 
ident Sigurd Lucassen made appoint- 
ments to the board and pledged his 
support for the board's efforts. "Our 
mill-cabinet members traditionally have 
been a vital part of the Brotherhood. 
The industry is now undergoing major 
changes with the introduction of new 
machinery, a more national market and 
employers who are challenging estab- 
lished bargaining relationships. We need 
both a renewed commitment from our 
members and agents as well as new 
strategies if we are to retain our position 
within the industry. I look forward to 
working with the mill-cabinet board and 
our business representatives to come 
up with an effective program." 

Since the beginning of this year, re- 
gional mill-cabinet meetings have been 
held with business representatives and 
council secretaries to review the mill- 
cabinet program now being developed 

and to discuss concerns raised in each 
area. The meetings, hosted by the re- 
spective executive board member, have 
been held in the Seventh District (Che- 
halis. Wash., January 30); the Second 
District (Newtown Square, Pa.. March 
15); the First District (East Elmhurst, 
N.Y., April 5); and the Eighth District 
(Fresno. Calif.. April 26). 
Among the items discussed were: 

Organizing — In many areas, little 
organizing is currently taking place in 
the custom mill-cabinet industry despite 
a large and often growing volume of 
non-union work. Training and materials 
available from the General Office were 
discussed, particularly the UBC indus- 
trial organizing school that will be held 
in late 1988. 

Installation agreements — In 

some areas installation agreements are 
signed with non-union firms even though 
the mill-cabinet items installed are pro- 
duced in non-union shops. Greater co- 
operation between construction and mill- 
cabinet representatives is needed to 
encourage the installation of union made 
mill-cabinet work on Brotherhood con- 
struction job sites. Ways to promote 
the union label were also discussed. 

Health and welfare — In almost 
all regions, costs for health insurance 
coverage have skyrocketed. The board 

:> i.:*; 

First district mill-cabinet representatives, council secretaries and General Executive 
Board Member Joe Lia meet in East Elmhurst. N. Y., April 5. to discuss programs. 

will discuss this difficult problem and 
possible remedies at future meetings. 

National market — The market for 
architectural woodwork and store fix- 
tures is increasingly a national one which 
means that bargaining in one area of 
the country affects the wages and fringe 
benefits that locals are able to negotiate 
in other areas. Business representatives 
need more information about negotia- 
tions throughout the industry if the 
Brotherhood is to be successful in fur- 
thering members" interests. Toward that 
end, the industrial department has been 
sending mill-cabinet wage and benefit 
surveys to business representatives in 
the industry. The board will also look 
into opportunities for greater bargaining 
coordination among mill-cabinet affili- 

Multi-employer bargaining — In 

some areas, established multi-employer 
bargaining structures are being chal- 
lenged in negotiations. Strategies and 
guidelines for dealing with the problem 
are being developed by the board. 

WhUe the mill-cabinet board will meet 
on a regular basis, the next opportunity 
for representatives to meet will be at 
the UBC Industrial Conference August 
29-September 2 . 1 988 in Portland , Ore . , 
where a special mill-cabinet session wUl 
be devoted to industry problems and 
recent developments. 

Mill-Cabinet Conference Board 
Members include: Ron Aasen, secre- 
tary. Pacific Northwest Industrial 
Council. Tacoma, Wash.; Peter Budge, 
business representative, Local 1865, 
Minneapolis. Minn.; Frank Gurule, 
business manager. Local 721, Los An- 
geles. Calif.; Glen Jackson, business 
representative. St. Louis District Coun- 
cil; Adolph Little, business represent- 
ative. Local 724, Houston. Texas; Gre- 
gory Nickloy. business representative. 
Local 1359, Toledo. Ohio; Walter Oliv- 
eira, business representative , Local 2679, 
Toronto, Ontario; Mario Venneri, busi- 
ness representative. Local 359, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; and Irving Zeldman, first 
vice-president. New York City & Vi- 
cinity District Council. 



Conservative court surprises union lawyers 

by unanimously approving peaceful, non-picketing publicity 

Supreme Court to NLRB: 
Hands off union handbills 

In a decision which broadly encour- 
ages the future use of handbilling in 
disputes involving secondary ("neu- 
tral") employers, the Supreme Court 
on April 20 determined that the National 
Labor Relations Act's prohibitions 
against secondary boycotts do not reach 
peaceful handbilling, unaccompanied by 
picketing, which urged a consumer boy- 
cott of a neutral employer. 

The Supreme Court's 8-0 ruling (Jus- 
tice Kennedy did not participate) strikes 
down the NLRB's restrictive approach 
to handbiUing activity which had stood 
for nearly 30 years. In the process, the 
Court appears to have opened up broad 
new avenues of attack for unions seek- 
ing to put pressure on neutral employ- 

The Court stated that, as long as 
unions use handbilling or other forms of 
free speech activity, examples of which 
include radio, newspaper and television 
appeals, the use of bullhorns, billboards 
or even airplane skywriting, and those 
appeals are not accompanied by picket- 
ing, massing, patrolling intimidation of 
consumers or instigation of work stop- 
pages, they will remain out of the reach 
of the NLRB and will not be considered 
secondary boycotts. 

The facts of the case centered around 
a union's peaceful distribution of leaf- 
lets at the entrance to a shopping mall 
owned by Edward J. DeBartolo. The 
union's primary dispute was with a 
contractor who paid substandard wages 
and fringe benefits. The contractor was 
retained by the Wilson Company to 
construct a department store in the 
mall. Neither DeBartolo nor any of the 
85 mall tenants other than Wilson had 
a contractual right to influence the se- 
lection of contractors. 

Nevertheless, the union urged cus- 
tomers not to shop at any of the mall 
stores until DeBartolo promised that all 
mall construction would be done by 
contractors who paid employees fair 
wages and fringe benefits. Significant 
to the Court's analysis, the handbills 
"made clear that the union was seeking 
only a consumer boycott against the 
other mall tenants, not a secondary 
strike by their employees." 

After a complaint was initially filed. 

the Carter-appointed Board dismissed 
it in 1980, concluding that the hand- 
billing was protected by Section 8(b)(4)'s 
publicity proviso. The Supreme Court 
ultimately overturned the Board's de- 
cision stating that the handbilling did 
not fall within the proviso's protection 
because the handbills sought to ensnare 
DeBartolo and the other tenants in the 
dispute when they could not be consid- 
ered "distributors" of the contractor's 
nonunion construction product. 

However, the Supreme Court sent 
the case back to the Board to determine 
whether the handbilling was coercive 
and therefore prohibited by Section 
8(b)(4) and, if so, whether the First 
Amendment protected the handbilling. 

The second time around, the Board 
held that the union's handbilling was 
prohibited under Section 8(b)(4) (ii) (B) 
because the union's attempt to inflict 
economic harm on the neutral employ- 
ers by causing them to lose business 
was "economic retaliation" and there- 
fore "a form of coercion." As to the 
First Amendment's application to the 
handbilling, the Board refused to look 
into it stating that "we will presume 
the constitutionality of the Act we ad- 

On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court 
of Appeals vacated the Board's decision 
and the Supreme Court affirmed the 
Circuit Court. The Court applied a long- 
standing rule used in interpreting fed- 
eral statutes: if a certain application of 
a statute would raise serious constitu- 
tional problems, the Court will do its 
best to avoid such problems by inter- 
preting the law to avoid the conflict. 

The Court did find that the Board's 
interpretation of Section 8(b) (4) would 
"pose serious questions" of the sec- 
ondary boycott law's validity under the 
First Amendment. The Court further 
found that Congress did not intend to 
prohibit constitutionally protected