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
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.
"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.
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