Thursday, July 13, 2017

THE 9A SCAM IS ON AGAIN


THE AUTHORIZATION CARD SCAM

PHILLY AND NEW JERSEY MEMBERS 
PRESSURED FOR AUTHORIZATION CARDS TO EXTORT CONTRACTORS TO STAY WITH THE UBC 

OTHER COUNCILS NATIONWIDE PUSHED BY INTERNATIONAL FOR 9A CONTRACTS

 
WHEN MCCARRON LEFT THE AFL-CIO TO AVOID ARTICLE 19, WHICH PREVENTED THE UBC FROM RAIDING OTHER TRADES, HIS FIRST RAID WAS AGAINST THE IUPAT IN NY. HE FORMED A TAPERS UNION LOCAL 52 AND MOVED FOR AN NLRB REPRESENTATION ELECTION . 
  "A week after the March 17, 2005, decision, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America chartered a new local union, Local 52, to represent drywall finishing workers in the State of New York. Local 52 was not affiliated with the Trades Council, and is therefore not bound by the New York Plan"(“New York Plan for the Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes” (“New York Plan”)
THE IUPAT STUCK IT IN HIS ASS. 
 LOCAL UNION 1974 OF I.U.P.A.T., AFL-CIO, v. NASTASI & ASSOCIATES INC.,-VS- Carpenters Local 52
HE AGAIN TRIED IT IN CALI WITH HIS PALS AND FELLOW RATS AT THE RAYMOND GROUP.

AGAIN THE NLRB STUCK IT IN DOUGYS ASS. 

AFTER THE LOCAL 52 ATTACK THE IUPAT MOVED TO SWITCH ALL THEIR CONTRACTS FROM 8F TO 9A. A 9A CONTRACT HOLDS MEMBERS HOSTAGE TO THE UBC AND LIMITS THEIR.ABILITY TO GET AWAY FROM THE UBC. AN 8F ALLOWS REPRESENTATION VOTES ANYTIME. MCCARON IS NOW DOING THE SAME.THE UBC STARTED TO AGGRESSIVELY DO SO WHEN MEMBERS IN NY,NYC AND NEW JERSEY BROKE AWAY FROM THE UBC. HAD TRUMPKA NOT SOLD OUT THE RESOLUTION 70 EFFORT THEY WOULD HAVE DONE SO.

          THERE ARE TWO WAYS FOR THE UBC TO BE ABLE TO DECLARE A 9A CONTRACT.BOTH CALL FOR "PROOF" THAT THE UBC HAS MAJORITY RECOGNITION FROM ITS MEMBERSHIP.ONE IS TO CALL FOR AND HOLD AN NLRB MAJORITY RECOGNITION/REPRESENTATION ELECTION. THE UBC AVOIDS THESE AT ALL COSTS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT WIN ONE.SECOND IS "VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION" FROM CONTRACTORS.THIS IS THE EMPLOYERS TELLING THE NLRB THEY HAVE PROOF IN THE FORM OF AUTHORIZATION CARDS FROM A MAJORITY OF THEIR  UBC EMPLOYEES.THIS BRINGS US TO THE UBC FRAUD OPTION 3.THE UBC FLAT OUT LIES AND JUST DECLARES THEIR CONTRACTS TO BE 9A DESPITE THEM BEING 8F AND HAVING NO PROOF OR AUTHORIZATION CARDS.

      A 9A IS ALSO MORE RESTRICTIVE TO CONTRACTORS AND A CONTRACTOR WOULD NOT COOPERATE WITH A 9A WITHOUT REWARD IN RETURN. CONTRACTORS HAVE HAD 8F CONTRACTS FOR YEARS AND HAVE NO NEED TO CHANGE OR RESTRICT THEMSELVES WITHOUT A PAY OFF.THUS THE UBC FULL MOBILITY PROVISIONS.IN RETURN FOR THE "FULL MOBILITY" PAYOFF SIGNATORY'S HAVE AGREED  TO LIE AND TELL THE NLRB THEY HAVE MAJORITY RECOGNITION WITH NO AUTHORIZATION CARDS. YOU WILL FIND MEMBERS  DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE DEMAND AND THREATS FOR AUTHORIZATION CARDS ARE FOR AND DO NOT FILE AN NLRB CASE. 
  
             THE ILLEGAL CORRUPT ACTION BY THE UBC TO COERCE MEMBERS TO SIGN AUTHORIZATION FORMS IS WELL DOCUMENTED. FURTHER IN THE RECENT RAT CAPELLI/UBC ORDERED ATTACK ON ITS OWN UBC MEMBERS IN NYC THE NLRB JUDGE RULED FULL MOBILITY ILLEGAL AND A VIOLATION OF THE NLRA.THE UBC DID NOT CONTEST THIS FACT.

PLEASE FOR US ALL.FILE THE NLRB CASE AND THEN SUE THEIR ASS UNDER THE LMRDA IN FEDERAL COURT .FORGET ABOUT EXHAUSTING INTERNAL REMEDY'S. YOU HAVE AMPLE EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT WOULD BE A WASTE OF TIME AND THE FEDERAL JUDGE WILL LET YOUR CASE GO FORWARD.

THE AUTHORIZATION CARD SCAM

RECENT USER COMMENT

I have commented here before and perhaps painted a picture in reality that would be considered " insinuating" or extreme. I will refrain from that but will not refrain from continuing to point out the corruption. So Mr Silence Dogood here is another.

  The NRCC has been taking dues check off from Phila carpenters illegally for over a year. Without authorization!!! In an effort to cover their asses they sent out a disingenuous mix 20/ 20 form with the instructions that if it wasnt filled out you would not have access to work. ( typical intimidation) The last part of that application was an area that needed your signature which turned over your " cba" rights and dues withdraw from your check. They are scrambling because they are open to a huge lawsuit of direct payroll theft. Many men read this and refused to sign. We are on to them..

Part 2. The claim that without registration there is no work .... All of the sudden puts the council in a bad spot as it can no longer claim that it is not a hiring hall ( agency) which has huge implications for tax purposes and they are calling it a " referral service" but either way its BS. Laufenberg saw or was witness to this NRCC third party collection agency and took umbrage. 

    The bottom line is that there is a huge problem here. The shifting of over 1.6 BILLION dollars out of the Pennsylvania economy and across state lines had to set a warning buzzer off somewhere. The same way a pac contribution of over $735,000 dollars made its way to George Norcross the 3rd from Edison NJ to John Dougherty ( biz mgr of ELECTRICIANS LU 98) to the PHILADELPHIA mayorial candidate jim kenney. Nothing to see here good citizen.

 

  WE HAVE ALL FACED THE AUTHORIZATION CARD SCAM

 

 2016 NORTHEAST COUNCIL

IN DESPERATION FOR AUTHORIZATION CARDS THE JERK OFFS AT THE NORTHEAST COUNCIL HAVE NOW CREATED A BYLAW SAYING THAT ANY LOCAL THAT DOES NOT GET 90% AUTHORIZATION CARDS SIGNED WILL FACE FINES

DEAR BALLANTYNE CALL 1-800-FU

NYC COUNCIL

http://local157.blogspot.com/2012/04/council-authorization-cards.html

Contract Update: Should I Sign Council Authorization Cards?

In a letter (below) to the membership dated April 19, EST Bilello would like members to sign an authorization card that will authorize the District Council to represent members, for the purpose to "strengthen the negotiating position of the officers and Executive Committee that are currently engaged in negotiations with contractors associations" for wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Since I have received numerous questions from the membership about signing these cards, I sent the following questions to the District Council for an answer.

1. The contract that was voted on by the membership was it an 8(f) or a 9(a) contract?

2. If 9(a), why was the contract presented to the membership without the membership signing authorization cards?

3. A 9(a) contract appears to be more restrictive on the contractor, was full mobility negotiated in exchange to sign a 9(a) contract?

4. The UBC has negotiated a 90-day wage freeze, a $2.13 wage give back and full mobility, all in opposition of the will of the membership. Given this track record members may be reluctant to sign an authorization cards. What assurances can you give the membership that the Council will bargain in good faith, in the best interest of the membership?




Union Members Don’t Even Trust Union
by Publius
The New York City carpenters union has been in trouble with the law for many decades. Organized-crime has been endemic with the union for a long time and union chief after union chief has gone to jail over the ties and other corruption. Even shop stewards have gotten into the corruption game with four recently convicted on charges of fraud, conspiracy or bribetaking. It’s so bad that even the rank-and-file member doesn’t trust the union to legally carry out union business. That distrust was seen again recently with a dispute arising between union members and union leadership over a plan to withhold quarterly benefit checks from members that refuse to sign away greater power to union officials who want to fine members that refuse to fall into line.
The union has a convoluted scheme of taking workers’ vacation pay and placing it in a welfare fund to provide life insurance, hospitalization, medial care, pension and vacation benefits to members. Instead of receiving vacation pay upon returning from a vacation, members are disbursed a quarterly vacation fund check each year. It happened that union chiefs wanted members to sign authorization cards to allow the union to fine any members found not paying into the welfare fund by working jobs off the books.
Many union members, however, are refusing to sign the cards giving the union power to take unspecified and vague “fines” out of their pay.
“That card was a threat,” said a carpenter who agreed to be interviewed this month only on condition of anonymity because he said he feared retribution. “It was like signing a blank check to let them take out whatever they want, whenever they want.”
Since many union members were either reluctantly signing or refusing to sign the cards, the union leaders upped the ante by halting benefit payments to any member that wouldn’t sign the card.
The dispute escalated in March, when the union’s welfare fund trustees voted to stop sending vacation-pay disbursements to anyone who had not signed the authorization card, infuriating rank-and-file members.
The legal basis for withholding vacation-fund payments is unclear. The fund’s trustees, comprising five union officials and five employer representatives, voted to stop distributing vacation checks without seeking the consent of the fund’s lawyers, said Stuart GraBois, the welfare fund’s executive director.
Yet, these same leaders that have repeatedly been thrown in jail for cheating the union, stealing union funds, working with the Mob, and any manner of other corrupt practices are claiming the moral standing to fine members for working jobs off the books? It’s these thug union bigwigs that members fear giving the power to begin “fining” members without defined restrictions on what those fines are for. Many members rightly fear that the power once given to the union chiefs will later be misused for any and every reason that those union leaders can imagine.
But, this incident really does show what a union is made of. It proves pretty starkly that union “leaders” don’t care a whit about what the workers want. Even worse, if shows that the workers themselves are afraid of the union itself. These workers are afraid of “retribution” from the leader’s thug armies and from the union’s scorched earth practices.
What sort of “voluntary” organization is it where the members are afraid of the very organization that claims to be speaking for them? Unfortunately, this is the ultimately logical end of any powerful union effort. Eventually, given enough power, all unions end up treating friend and foe alike in an effort to increase its own power.



2012
NORTHEAST COUNCIL

New Capelli council attempting to extort members
As reported here months ago and called lies by UBC Rat Bastard "Hatchet Jack" Garrison the New Council is attempting to extort the members with a new skills sheet. Included on the sheet is the statement

"I ____________________________________(Print Name), assign to the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, from my earnings, a sum equal to the Union’s membership dues, assessments, and initiation fee (the Union will notify
my Employer of the current amount). I authorize and direct my Employer to deduct such sum and remit the money to
the Union monthly. This assignment is irrevocable for one (1) year from this date or until the termination of the Labor
Agreement, whichever occurs first. This assignment shall be renewed automatically, for successive12 month periods,
unless the Union and my employer receive my written notice of termination of this assignment not more than twenty
(20) days and not less than ten (10) days prior to renewal of the assignment. This authorization is effective regardless
of my status as a member, non-member, or “financial core” payer and applies regardless of any future resignation of
membership on my part.

I hereby authorize the NORTHEAST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS to act as my collective bargaining
agent in dealing with my employer in regard to wages, hours, and other conditions of employment.
If you refuse to sign this Blatant attempt at extortion members are being told they will not be put in the out of work system
do not sign this!!this statement has nothing to do with your skills and is a blatant money grab by spencer lacky capelli on behalf of the ubc

Do not sign this!!this statement has nothing to do with your skills and is a blatant money grab by Spencer lacky Capelli on behalf of theUBC

2013 NEW JERSEY
Do not sign the skills form payroll deduction authorization
 the case alleges that the ubc,capelli and the northeast council are trying to extort the members into signing the skills form,that they are defrauding the members by lying as to the true nature of the payroll deduction authorization on the skills form and that they are violating New York(193-b) and New Jersey State Labor law by telling employers to take deductions from your check without the required voluntarily executed form.

 2013
ALBANY NY
Sowalski and his stooges are visiting jobs with authorization cards telling members to sign them
do not sign them!!!!
When he tells you that you must sign them: he is a liar
When he tells you these are only for the contract:he is a liar

These are the authorization cards the UBC needs by New York State Law 193B to allow payroll deductions from your check and to name the UBC as your boss.Beware the 8f-9a contract switch.If they get the 9a relationship your never leaving the corrupt UBC.
       These are the authorizations they  have not had since they dissolved the Empire Council.That is why they are blanketing the jobs and not just seeking out individuals. The wording is the same as the fine print scam they are running on the skills form .
The case has already been won against MR drywall and the UBC. If you do not sign an authorization form they cannot take out the money from your check and have been breaking the law by telling  your employer to do so!!New York State Law 193B


Delete

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that it is illegal for any funds office to accept benefits from a contractor that doesn't have an up to date contract signed. The Carpenters combined funds office in Pittsburgh has accepted payments from unsigned contractors for years. You can call the Department of Labor all you want and nothing will be done. Remember it all comes down to the PAC fund and our friends in political office. Until enough members complain or start a law suit nothing will change. The problem is we have more suck asses than true union Carpenters. Grow a set members and take a stand.

Anonymous said...

It's a slap in the face of every carpenter in the city of Philadelphia what these guys did to our union! This city is where it all (Democracy) started and think about it, we don't have a say about anything. We are ran like a communist country! Our contractors run the show here in Philadelphia. God forbid you ask for water let alone iced on a hot day and you're right away labeled a trouble maker. And forget about calling the hall for help!!! They send out Lenny and Skweggy to make an appearance. But the funny thing is, it's our own member's fault. Nobody stands together anymore. They the contractors which like I said are running things here got everybody job scared!!! I feel bad for our apprentices. Theyll never know what it's like to work or belong to a brotherhood. Especially the way the international has it set up. I as a union carpenter blame our executive board for allowing this to be done from our merger on! They know what's been going on and still allowing it. They're all in possition to reak the benifites! Half of them were Correyels' cronnies which by the way all talk shit about him but no-one will say anything to his face. Like a true carpenter. Hopefully one day Philadelphia Carpenters will get the picture and stand up for what is only right. We pay our dues and follow rules. So why shouldn't our higher ups also? Now we have to miss two days pay a year for MUPS. Not a problem with that. Problem is why aren't ous team leaders taking time off for MUPS? We need to change things fast and hold all crooks accountable. And we shouldn't have to foot the bill for lawyers also Naughton!

Anonymous said...

Being that i am familiar with the last comment. Perhaps we should start naming names of the weasels who sold us out for golf outings. Lobster, and fruit cups. Maybe start with the delegates. Let the whole world know what scumbags they are. Maybe post their address so members can send them a christmas card.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good I'll start with one Tom Milleo, Romeo Carcello just to name a few. Enjoying there ipads and lobster dinners and paid 2 days off every 3 months for a deligates meeting plus a cash perdiam and a room to sleep. Times that by 3000 deligates. That's a huge amount of money being taking from us. Meanwhile I'm hanging sheetrock by myself busting my ass while deligates get hand picked by agents for the cushy jobs.plus the agents have to ride around everyday with another agent in the passangers seat for safety reasons!!!!! Bull shit, they don't have to walk a picket line etc. While getting paid for 48 hours a week must be nice huh. Now you now why are agents turned their backs to us, God forbid they have to put their tool belt on like us. No they dress in suits to attend our union meetings. These guys are above us. What comes also goes arround. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Wake up Philly for the love of God and our locals!!!!

Anonymous said...

content://media/external/file/194838 Look how many names are related and hold more than 1 position.

Anonymous said...

I think a name by name factual portrayal of who they are
How they are related
Who were they appointed by
Their current job status because of nepotism
Without insult or bias just the facts, is definitely in order.

Anonymous said...

Let's have it.

Anonymous said...

It's the same thing in the KML Council in Pittsburgh. Bill Waterkotte has hired many of his family members, his secretarys daughter and other council employees family members. When you ask about this your shot down in your local meeting your shot down by the Representatives and threatened about working.
At the last delegates meeting in Pittsburgh the night before delegates and thier guests were wine and dinned and then taken for a boat ride on the river all at the members expense. Many of the delegates could drive in the day of meeting but come in a day ahead so they get paid for Fridays wages, a motel room and thier meals. All for nothing because they are all scared to ask a question at Council meeting.
Now let's talk about how the Representatives are treated. If they get out of line they get called in for a good ass chewing or time off without pay or fired. Thier hand book says union vehicles for union use only and some Representatives don't own a vehicle of thier own. If your arrested for DUI you lose the union vehicle and have to buy your own insurance. Well Ricky the rat Thomlinson was arrested for DUI and he still has his vehicle. His punishment or reward was the drunken rat was appointed to the Executive Board.
Remember Bill Waterkotte was working with I international to knock Philadelphia out so his buddy John Ballantyne and him could crawl up the ladder.
This isn't about one area it's about all hard working members that deserve better. The DOL and the FBI won't do a thing and I know. After finding millions of dollars missing from local and council I talked to both agencies. That was seven years ago and nothing has happened. One of the union attorneys that was involved is now a federal judge nominated by Senators Casey and Toomey and appointed by President Obama. The corruption between the government and the unions has been going on for years and getting worse everyday.
When the members lose thier pensions and everything they have worked for the fat cats at the top will still have this.
You've got a choice try to fight them or get out. I know a lot of members that left the union and are making out better. They are happy and no one is stealing from them. It's your choice.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with trying to fight them. We need all of brotherhood to stand up to this corruption. Before it gets to late. I'm thinking New Republican President which could be in our favor. Send him and senators etc.letters that we as members aren't voting for or helping you any more for election time. We do the foot work, just say no!!! Until they start helping us as members.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should tell our story to 60 minutes and let the government know we've had enough. The DOL is so corrupt you will have use the media to get the truth out. I've watched the DOL come into two locals in Northeast Pennsylvania with large sums of money missing and numerous violations. There was nothing done even though they said it was wrong and there was money missing. I Know they paid the one auditor from the DOL and it was a big joke in the Eboard meeting. Another thing we can do that will change everything is to opt out of the your money being deducted from you check for political action. This is perfectly legal and they have to let you do it. They usually put the money in the apprentice fund which is better than giving it to a corrupt politician.
We can win this battle if we act like a union carpenter should. Stand tall at your union meeting and ask questions. Make sure the minutes to the meeting are right or they will leave out the parts they don't like. Always have someone with you taking minutes to compare to Thiers. If you do that in a bound book and date the meeting those minutes are legal documents in court. We better start calling politicians like you said. Enough is enough so let's start fighting.

UBC Freedom of Speech Policy

UBC Freedom of Speech Policy
THIS BLOG CONTAINS WHAT THE UBC FEARS MOST.INFORMATION.THIS BLOG IS FOLLOWING THE COURT CASE IN THE PERSECUTION OF MIKE MCCARRON WITH DOCUMENTS FROM THE CASE DOCKET IN REAL TIME AS THEY ARE FILED. IT REVEALS HOW FAR THE UBC, DOUG MCCARRON AND THEIR HIGH PAID LAWYERS WILL GO TO DESTROY ANY MEMBER WHO TELLS HIM NO..