THE CARPENTERS UNION IS
(EXCEPT WITH IT’S OWN MEMBERS)
The AFL-CIO Ethical Practices Code VI, declares:
“Freedom and Democracy are the essential attributes of our movement. Labor organizations lacking these attributes…are unions in name only.
Authoritarian control…is contrary to the spirit, the traditions and the principles, which should always guide and govern our movement.”
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America under the rule of the General Executive Board and the General President are denying, to the membership, the freedom and democracy they claim to hold so dear.
From The UBCJA Constitution: Section 6-A:
“The vested rights of the members shall be preserved, and where action as herein described is taken, the General President and General Executive Board shall preserve the membership rights of the members of affected Local Unions, to vote, to nominate candidates and to be nominated and run for office or business representative. ”
Under restructuring, the General President took away the members’ right to vote on contract ratifications, allocations, Fund Trustees, and Business Representative.
“Adoption of legislation requiring, the election of all public officials by direct vote of the people”
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America recognize the importance of voting in a free society. But deny those rights within the United Brotherhood.
The Christie Resolution will return the lost rights of the membership to the membership. By inserting clear language in the Constitution and Laws.
FORT LAUDERDALE, LAS VEGAS, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PHILADELPHIA SALT LAKE CITY, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, TACOMA, WASHINGTON DC
We want a democratic union, with full participation by the members.