303 North 2nd Ave Mechanicville NY 12118
Carpenters Local 291
890 Third Street
Albany, New York 12205
To Whom It May Concern,
Please be advised that as of the date of this letter I resign from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. As of this date I will no longer be bound by any Local, Council or International bylaw or rule. I will no longer be bound and will not pay any dues, assessments and financial obligations of any kind. As of the date listed you no longer have the right to collect any money in my name of any kind for any reason.
I have been in this Union for 22 years. I can no longer be a part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters who under Douglas McCarron has destroyed democratic Unionism within the UBC and is a scourge on organized labor as a whole. I can no longer be a part of an organization controlled by a tyrannical despot, who with the collusion of other UBC Officers such as Frank Spencer, allowed and supported organized crime to take hold in the UBC. Who allowed and supported common criminals such as Mike Forde who operated for over 15 years under their protection. Who allowed and supported corruption in the New York City and Empire Councils. Who allowed and supported local carpetbaggers such as Mark Sowalski and Douglas Blacklock. Despite being supplied with irrefutable evidence of their guilt in defrauding the membership they were allowed to not only cheat the members of Local 370 but were rewarded for doing so. I cannot in good conscience be part of an organization whose leadership works so diligently to destroy the financial future of its membership and cheat them of their right to a fair and democratic Union. McCarron and his slates continued tenure in office is an insult to Union members every where.
Be advised that despite your rather delusional opinions what I do after I leave the UBC is none of your business. I am sure with prolonged medical treatment or perhaps a few more civil cases the UBC and its present leadership will finally understand how insignificant they really are.
Brother Richard Dorrough
Local 370 Albany NY
Cc: Andris Silins
On Opening Day for the Saratoga Flat Track Season
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