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The  voice  of  the  union  worker 
will  be  heard  once  again,  in  1986 





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 


Anthony  Ochocki 

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 


William  Sidell 
William  Konyha 


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,  John  Pruitt 
504  E.  Monroe  Street  #402 
Springfield,  IHinois  62701 

Fourth  District,  E.  Jimmy  Jones 
12500  N.E.  8th  Avenue.  #3 
North  Miami.  Florida  33161 

Fifth  District,  Eugene  Shoehigh 
526  Elkwood  Mall  -  Center  Mall 
42nd  &  Center  Streets 
Omaha,  Nebraska  68105 

Sixth  District,  Dean  Sooter 
400  Main  Street  #203 
RoUa,  Missouri  65401 

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  OG3 

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bers who  are  not  getting  the  maga- 
zine, the  address  forms  mailed  out 
with  each  monthly  bill  should  be 
used.  When  a  member  clears  out  of 
one  local  union  into  another,  his 
name  is  automatically  dropped  from 
the  mailing  list  of  the  local  union  he 
cleared  out  of.  Therefore,  the  secre- 
tary of  the  union  into  which  he  cleared 
should  forward  his  name  to  the  Gen- 
eral Secretary  so  that  this  member 
can  again  be  added  to  the  mailing  list- 
Members  who  die  or  are  suspended 
are  automatically  dropped  from  the 
mailing  list  of  The  Carpenter. 

Patrick  J,  Campbell,  Chairman 
John  S.  Rogers.  Secretary 

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should  be  sent  to  the  General  Secretary. 


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local  union  of  your  address  change.  You  must  also  notify  your  local  union 
...  by  some  other  method. 

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VOLUME  106  No.  1  JANUARY,  1986 


John  S.  Rogers,  Editor 



1 985  Roundup,  1 986  Outlook 2 

Labor  Movement  Unified  in  '85;  Outlook  for  Economy  Uncertain  .  PAI  4 

Today  We  Labor  to  See  His  Dream  5 

UBC  Forest  Products  Conference  Board 6 

CLIC  Report 9 

Home  Builders:  New  L-P  Boycott  Target 10 

Blueprint  for  Cure 13 

National  Reciprocal  Agreements  Protects  Members  Benefits  15 

ILCA  Awards  21 

Missing  Children  21 


Washiington  Report 8 

Ottawa  Report 12 

Labor  News  Roundup 14 

Local  Union  News 22 

We  Congratulate 25 

Members  in  the  News 26 

Apprenticeship  and  Training 27 

Retirees'  Notebook 29 

Consumer  Clipboard 31 

Plane  Gossip 32 

Service  to  the  Brotherhood 33 

In  Memoriam  , 37 

What's  New? 39 

President's  Message Patrick  J.  Campbell  40 

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A  blanket  of  snow  covers  the  Mall  in 
Washington,  D.C.,  and  clusters  of  snow- 
flakes  deck  the  trees  which  frame  the 
United  Brotherhood's  General  Offices  at 
the  foot  of  Capitol  Hill.  The  cars  move 
slowly  along  Constitution  Ave.,  past  the 
U.S.  Department  of  Labor,  housed  in 
the  building  to  the  left  of  the  UBC  head- 

Winter  sometimes  comes  slowly  to  the 
nation's  capital.  The  first  snowfall  oc- 
casionally comes  on  Christmas  Day.  It 
is  not  until  the  first  months  of  the  new 
year  that  a  deep  freeze  sets  in. 

Weather  forecasters  predict  that  some- 
time during  the  month  of  January  we  will 
have  a  few  days  of  thaw — an  annual  crack 
in  the  refrigerator  door  which  offers  a 
brief  glance  at  spring.  One  meteorology 
professor  who  has  kept  his  eye  on  the 
January  thaw  for  years  says,  "It's  not 
folklore.  It  appears  about  two  winters 
out  of  three.  It's  worth  a  $3  bet  that  it 
will  show  up  this  year .  .  .  but  no  more." 

An  old-time  Washington,  D.C.,  news- 
paperman probably  had  a  January  thaw 
in  mind  when  he  wrote  these  lines: 

"Oh,  what  a  blamed  uncertain  thing 

This  pesky  weather  is! 

It  blew  and  snew  and  then  it  thew 

And  now,  by  jing,  it's  friz." 

Legend  says  that  the  "thew"  comes 
about  mid-January  in  the  Midwest,  a  little 
earlier  farther  west,  and  between  the  18th 
and  23rd  in  the  eastern  states.  As  for  the 
Canadian  provinces,  the  prospects  are  a 
bit  uncertain. 

NOTE:  Readers  who  would  like  additional 
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50i  in  coin  to  cover  mailing  costs  to.  The 
CARPENTER.  101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W., 
Washington,  D.C.  20001. 


The  voice  oj  the  union  worker 
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Printed  in  U.  S.  A. 


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Where  do  we  go  from  here? 

We  ask  ourselves  this  question  as  a 
new  year  begins. 

The  answer  lies  in  many  areas  of 
uncertainty.  Key  questions  are  these: 
Where  are  the  new  jobs?  Where  are  the 
job  opportunities? 

The  United  States  and  Canada  will 
begin  to  move  forward  again  when  there 
is  purchasing  power  in  the  hands  of 
more  and  more  of  the  nation's  workers. 

Money  well  spread  through  the  pop- 
ulation is  what  makes  the  economy 
thrive — not  excess  profits,  not  cheap 
labor,  and  not  stock  manipulations.  Real 
income — the  gain  in  the  value  of  your 
money  from  year  to  year — is  down  for 
most  people. 

Let  us  give  you  a  few  of  the  so-called 
economic  indicators  which  have  accu- 
mulated during  the  past  month: 

The  civilian  unemployment  rate  in 
the  United  States  edged  down  slightly 
to  7%  in  November.  This  change  re- 
sulted in  part  from  a  decline  of  92,000 
in  the  civilian  labor  force  at  that  time, 
hi  December  Christmas  shopping 
brought  the  workforce  up  a  bit.  and  the 
picture  undoubtedly  improved  slightly. 
Nevertheless,  the  unemployment  rate 
is  far  above  the  4%  rate  judged  ac- 
ceptable by  most  economists. 

The  U.S.  Labor  Department  said 
about  8.1  million  Americans  are  ac- 
tively seeking  jobs  but  unable  to  find 
work.  Among  major  worker  groups, 
teenage  unemployment  remains  very 
high  at  18.4%.  Blacks  are  15.9%  un- 
employed; Hispanics,  10.7%). 

Among  the  economic  indicators,  some 
were  positive,  some  negative,  and  one, 
the  speed  with  which  orders  are  filled, 
was  unchanged.  Positive:  increased 
money  supply,  increase  in  average 
workweek,  growth  in  plant  and  equip- 
ment contracts,  and  a  rise  in  building 

permits.   Orders  for  consumer  goods 
dropped  last  year. 

There  are  changes  in  Social  Security 
this  year.  On  January  1  the  Social 
Security  tax  rate  went  up  from  7.05%i 
to  7.15%).  The  increase  will  amount  to 
$1.50  per  month  more  for  a  person 
earning  $1 .500  a  month,  for  example, 
with  a  matching  amount  coming  from 
the  employer. 

The  earnings  base — the  maximum 
amount  of  annual  earnings  taxed  for 
Social  Security — rose  to  $42,000  this 
month,  which  is  way  above  the  annual 
income  of  most  of  our  members.  The 
1985  base  was  $39,600.  The  increase  is 
based  on  the  change  in  average  earn- 
ings levels  from  1984  to  1985,  according 
to  the  Social  Security  Administration. 

A  promising  sign  for  1986  is  the  drop 
in  mortgage  interest  rates.  In  1982  the 
average  prospective  home  owner  had 
to  pay  an  average  interest  rate  of  17.3% 
in  the  United  States.  As  we  begin  1986, 
the  average  home  mortgage  interest  rate 
has  dropped  to  10.5%.  Last  month,  the 
Veterans  Administration  dropped  its 
home  mortgage  rate  to  10.5%,  as  well. 

There  are  steps  being  taken  this  year 
to  curb  the  growing  "underground 
economy" — those  many  cash  transac- 
tions and  similar  measures  taken  to 
avoid  taxes  and  other  financial  respon- 
sibilities. The  Internal  Revenue  Service 
is  increasing  its  computer  surveillance 
of  employer  and  employee  income  rec- 
ords for  one  thing. 

In  California,  organized  labor  is 
backing  a  bill  in  the  state  legislature 
which  would  halt  the  flow  of  millions 
of  dollars  of  construction  and  tax  money 
into  the  underground  economy  of  that 
state.  The  bill  would  prohibit  banks, 
savings  and  loans,  and  other  lenders 
from  releasing  construction  money  until 
It  is  proved  that  the  borrowers  have 

met  Social  Security,  disability,  unem- 
ployment insurance,  and  workers'  com- 
pensation insurance  obligations. 

The  U.S.  House  of  Representatives, 
last  month,  approved  overwhelmingly 
a  five-year,  $10  billion  toxic  waste  clean- 
up bill.  For  the  first  time,  the  Environ- 
mental Protection  Agency  is  able  to  set 
up  a  definite  timetable  for  cleaning  up 
the  dangerous  and  noxious  chemical 
and  nuclear-waste  dumps  festering 
around  North  America  like  so  many 

Labor  was  strongly  behind  this  leg- 
islation. Not  only  does  the  toxic  waste 
bill  offer  freedom  from  toxic  fears  to 
many  communities  across  the  land,  but 
it  increases  the  penalties  for  polluters. 
A  "right  to  know"  provision  sought  by 
the  AFL-CIO  would  require  companies 
producing  dangerous  chemicals  to  re- 
port to  local  communities  on  the  han- 
dling, storage,  and  emissions  of  chem- 
icals in  nearby  facilities. 

Labor  will  renew  its  fight  for  plant- 
closing  legislation.  Congress  failed  to 
pass  a  modest  plant-closing  bill  in  1985. 
The  U.S.  Chamber  of  Commerce  and 
other  groups  claimed  credit  for  defeat 
of  the  legislation  after  the  last  session 
of  the  Congress,  but  labor  has  not  given 
up  this  fight  and  new  plant-closing  bills 
will  be  introduced  later  this  month. 

Construction  spending  has  increased 
slightly  in  recent  months.  Although 
housing  starts  are  still  far  below  what 
they  should  be,  commercial  construc- 
tion remains  high  in  many  parts  of  North 

The  Union  Labor  Life  Insurance 
Company's  "J  for  Jobs"  mortgage  in- 
vestment account  reached  a  record 
$155.27  million  last  July,  a  $19  million 
increase  over  its  1984  figure.  The  ac- 
count, which  invests  in  job-creating, 
union-built  real  estate  investments,  grew 


at  a  very  favorable  17.5%  annualized 
rate  of  return  during  the  1984-85  fiscal 

The  War  on  Poverty  in  America  con- 
tinues in  1986.  Almost  one  in  seven 
Americans  currently  lives  below  the 
poverty  line,  which  is  $10,609  for  a 
family  of  four.  Of  nearly  34  million 
poor,  more  than  13  million  are  children. 
More  than  one  out  of  every  five  children 
now  lives  in  poverty. 

The  income  gap  between  upper  and 
lower-income  families  has  been  grow- 
ing, especially  since  1980.  It  is  now 
wider  than  at  any  time  since  the  end  of 
World  War  II.  Census  statistics  show 

that  all  income  groups,  except  the  rich- 
est fifth  of  the  population,  had  less 
after-tax  income  in  1983  than  in  1980. 
Between  1980  and  1984  there  was  a 
transfer  of  $25  billion  in  disposable 
income  from  poor  and  middle-income 
families  to  the  richest  fifth  of  the  pop- 
ulation— the  rich  get  richer,  additional 
evidence  of  the  need  for  tax  reform. 

Workers  are  under  seige  in  every 
trade  and  industry  across  the  country 
and  the  labor  movement  stands  as  the 
main  line  of  defense,  AFL-CIO  Secre- 
tary-Treasurer Thomas  Donahue  said 

"No  worker  in  American  is  unaf- 

fected by  the  slow  and  sure  destruction 
of  America's  industrial  base  or  by  the 
flood  of  imports  that  is  sweeping  Amer- 
ican products  from  our  own  market- 
place," Donahue  said. 

When  people  argue  that  the  real  trou- 
ble is  not  a  job  shortage  but  a  labor 
surplus,  then  the  whole  society  is  put 
at  risk.  "We  simply  have  to  stop  the 
hemorrhage  of  American  jobs,"  Don- 
ahue said. 

"We  are  the  main  line  of  defense  for 
the  plain  people  who  are  not  trying  to 
Uve  high  on  the  hog  at  the  expense  of 
their  neighbors,  who  are  just  trying  to 
pay  the  mortgage,  put  the  food  on  the 
table  and  get  kids  through  school.  U3fi 


Ever  since  Ronald  Reagan  became  President  in  1980,  there's 
been  talk  from  the  Republican  camp  and  the  White  House  about 
balancing  the  federal  budget.  Much  of  it  was  just  talk — Up  service 
for  the  conservatives  in  the  GOP. 

At  the  beginning  of  his  administration,  President  Reagan  had 
talked  much  about  how  he  used  to  have  a  balanced  budget  when 
he  was  governor  of  the  State  of  California.  Then  he  began  to 
realize  that  the  State  of  California  budget  is  different.  It  doesn't 
spend  billions  on  defense  every  year  ...  so  the  White  House 
didn't  talk  so  much  about  a  balanced  budget. 

But  the  talk  continued  in  Congress  through  much  of  1985,  until 
two  Republican  senators,  Phil  Gramm  of  Texas  (a  former  Demo- 
crat) and  Warren  Rudman  of  New  Hampshire,  proposed  a  balanced 
budget  amendment.  Their  proposed  legislation  bounced  around 
Capitol  Hill  until  late  at  night  on  December  1 1  when  Congress 
approved  it  and  sent  it  to  the  White  House.  The  bill  arranges  a 
sweeping  new  system  which  theoretically  will  end  federal  deficit 
spending  by  1991  by  making  massive  cuts  in  social  programs  and 
the  Defense  Department,  which  will  eventually  make  the  tax 
burden  easier  on  our  grandchildren. 

For  the  record,  many  economists  believe  that  it  will  be  necessary 
for  the  Reagan  Administration  to  restore  the  tax  cuts  enacted  in 
1982  and  1983  if  there  is  any  hope  of  realistically  solving  the  deficit 
problems.  Continued  on  Page  28 




The  Republicans  and  their  1979  candidate,  Ronald  Reagan, 
campaigned  on  a  vote-getting  promise  to  cut  federal  taxes.  Pres- 
ident Reagan  kept  that  promise  two  years  later,  but  his  cuts  helped 
those  at  the  high  end  of  the  income  scale  but  didn't  help  the 
average  American  worker  much.  It  did,  however,  play  havoc  with 
the  federal  budget.  The  sharp  drop  in  federal  revenue  helped  to 
create  the  biggest  federal  debt  in  history.  For  the  first  time  in 
many  years  it  appeared  that  the  Democrats  were  the  fiscally- 
responsible  political  party  and  the  Republicans  were  the  wild 
spenders,  due  to  top-heavy  defense  spending  and  tax  write-offs 
for  big  business. 

The  Democrats,  with  strong  support  from  organized  labor, 
renewed  their  call  for  tax  reform,  so  that  the  nation's  millionaires 
and  its  multi-billion-dollar  corporations  would  shoulder  their  share 
of  the  tax  burden.  The  White  House  belatedly  saw  that  tax  reform 
was  a  good  vote-getter  for  1986,  and  President  Reagan  declared 
that  tax  reform  was  to  be  the  number  one  priority  of  his  second 
term  in  office.  Early  in  1985  he  began  touring  the  country  on 
behalf  of  tax  reform.  Unfortunately,  his  party  was  not  falling  into 
Une  behind  him.  Continued  on  Page  28 

JANUARY,     1986 

Labor  Movement  Unified  in  '85; 
Outlook  for  Economy  Uncertain 

The  year  1985  came  to  a  close 
with  the  labor  movement  more  uni- 
fied in  its  sense  of  purpose,  but  with 
the  economy  stagnating  and  the  na- 
tion facing  runaway  deficits  and  pos- 
sibly a  deep  recession. 

The  past  year  offered  a  mixed 
picture.  Unemployment  remained 
above  7%,  a  level  which  used  to 
signify  "recession,"  and  less  than 
one-third  of  the  jobless  received  ben- 
efits. In  this  "growth  recession," 
the  lower-wage  service  sector  con- 
tinued to  grow  while  the  factory 
sector  lost  jobs,  often  to  low-wage 
imports.  Record  deficits,  with  the 
national  debt  doubling  to  $2  trillion 
under  President  Reagan's  policies, 
created  uncertainty  even  as  Con- 
gress wrestled  with  tax  reforms  and 
the  need  for  increased  revenue. 

On  the  labor  front,  many  unions 
fought  back  and  stopped  or  slowed 
the  trend  to  concessions.  Operating 
in  a  hostile  climate,  labor  looked 
more  to  its  own  resources.  The  AFL- 
CIO  convention  marked  the  30th 
anniversary  of  merger  and  adopted 
policies  urging  unions  to  use  more 
flexibility  in  organizing  and  bargain- 
ing and  to  open  their  ranks  to  non- 
members  so  labor  could  resume  its 

This  is  the  story  of  1984,  told 
through  the  headline  files  of  Press 

JANUARY — Jobless  rate  edges  up  to 
7.2%;  9.5  million  out  of  work  .  .  .  Slower 
growth  for  manufacturers  forecast  by 
government  .  .  .  Watts  says  FAA  report 
confirms  worsening  air  traffic  system  .  .  . 
CWA  says  higher  phone  bills  hurt  elderly, 
poor,  jobless  .  .  .  Reagan  non-union  in- 
augural casting  call  sparks  labor  protests 
.  .  .  Kifkland  blasts  Treasury  plan  to  tax 
worker  benefits  .  .  .  Wiederkehr  heads 
roofers  as  Roy  Johnson  retires  .  .  .  Kirk- 
land  hits  Social  Security  freeze  .  .  .  Rea- 
gan vows  to  stay  the  course  of  conserva- 
tive agenda  in  inaugural  address  .  .  . 
UAW  angered  over  OSHA  rejection  of 
emergency  formaldehyde  rule  .  .  .  AFL- 
CIO  warns  new  OMB  powers  threaten 
worker  protections  .  .  . 

FEBRUARY— Jobless  rate  rises  to  7.4% 
.  .  .  Service  Employees  sue  EPA  on 
school  asbestos  'cover-up'  .  .  .  Idaho 
unions  win  Injunction  to  block  'right-to- 
work'  law  .  .  .  BLS  says  recessionary 

trends  continued  in  1984  contracts  .  .  . 
Rail  unions  ink  pacts  with  Conrail  to 
restore  industry-level  wages  .  .  .  Postal, 
federal  union  chiefs  fight  Hatch  Act 
charges.  .  .Supreme  Court  extends  U.S. 
wage  rules  to  state,  municipal  workers 
.  .  .  AFL-CIO  calls  for  action  on  'job 
deficit'  .  .  .  Paperworkers,  OCAW  plan 
merger  .  .  .  AFL-CIO  blasts  domestic 
cuts,  urges  defense  spending  freeze  .  .  . 

MARCH— AFL-CIO  Council  urges  new 
approaches  to  spur  resurgence  of  labor 
.  .  .  Jobless  rate  7.3%;  nearly  10  million 
out  of  work  .  .  .  UAW,  lUE  hit  end  of 
Japan  auto  import  curbs;  urge  action  to 
save  200,000jobs  .  .  .  Nix  Reagan's  Med- 
icare, Medicaid  cuts,  broad  coalition  tells 
Congress  .  .  .  Striking  Transport  Work- 
ers say  Pan  Am  is  out  to  bust  unions  .  .  . 
Social  Security  '86  COLA  hike  cancelled 
by  Senate  GOP  panel .  .  .  Drozak  pledges 
support  to  farmers,  hits  Reagan's  veto 
of  emergency  farm  bill .  .  .  Court  awards 
$5  million  in  backpay  to  Miami  hotel 
strikers  .  .  .  Coke  plant  workers  in  Gua- 
temala win  pact  after  1-year  sit-in  .  .  . 
Yale  pacts  prove  power  of  worker  soli- 
darity .  .  .  Kirkland  attacks  proposal  to 
tax  job-related  benefits  .  .  .  Reagan  blocks 
extra  aid  for  long  term  unemployed  .  .  . 
Labor  welcomes  naming  of  Brock  as 
Labor  Secretary  .  .  .  Labor  urges  plant 
shutdown  bill  to  cushion  impact  .  .  . 
Textile,  apparel  unions,  industry  unite 
on  import  reform  bill  .... 

APRIL — Jobless  rate  hangs  at  7.3%  as 
job  growth  falls  short  .  .  .  Japan's  plan 
to  boost  auto  exports  blasted  by  labor, 
business.  Congress  .  .  .  High  court  gives 
public  workers  right  to  hearing  before 
firing.  .  .  Mayors,  public  employee  unions 
hit  Reagan  city  cutback  plans  .  .  .  Senior 
citizen  groups  blast  GOP  Social  Security 
cuts  .  .  .  'Phase-out'  of  jobless  benefits 
voted  by  Congress  .  .  .  Rights  panel's 
'no'  to  pay  equity  hit  by  labor,  women's 
groups  .  .  .  Unions  send  'RTW'  law  to 
Idaho  referendum  in  '86  .  .  .  World  union 
movement  urges  sanctions  against  South 
Africa.  .  .50th  anniversary  of  CIO  marked 
by  labor  veterans  .  .  .  Brock  wins  bipar- 
tisan praise  as  he  lakes  over  Labor  Dept. 
.  .  OSHA  is  failing  to  protect  work- 
ers from  job  hazards ,  congressional  study 
finds  .... 

MAY — Jobless  rate  hangs  at  7.3%;  Man- 
ufacturingjobs  decline  .  .  .  Senate  rejects 
Social  Security  cuts,  votes  to  freeze  mil- 
itary spending  .  .  .  Brock  names  labor 
lawyer  to  key  Labor  Dept.  post  .  .  . 
Kruse  elected  leader  of  Roofers  .  .  . 
Striking  Louisiana-Pacific  workers  win 

support  from  big  shareholder .  .  .  Rubber 
Workers  win  pacts  with  'Big  Four'  tire- 
makers  .  .  .  TWU  President  William 
Lindner  dies  at  age  65  .  .  .  Senate  scraps 
Social  Security  COLA  .  .  .  Operating 
Engineers'  President  Turner  retires;  Du- 
gan  elected  to  finish  term  .  .  .  NLRB's 
Dotson  attacks  labor,  working  press  and 
academics  .  .  .  Trade  panel  finds  import 
flood  seriously  hurts  shoe  industry  .  .  . 
Senate  confirms  NLRB  nominees  .  .  . 
House  budget  keeps  Social  Security 
COLA,  saves  domestic  programs,  freezes 
Pentagon  .  .  .  AFL-CIO  urges  Congress 
to  reject  Reagan's  subminimum  wage  .  .  . 

JUNE — Nation's  economy  stalled;  un- 
employment still  at  7.3%  .  .  .  House 
backs  sanctions  against  South  African 
government  .  .  .  Labor  urges  Congress 
to  overhaul  Reagan  tax  proposals,  make 
reforms  fair  for  workers  .  .  .  AFL-CIO 
asks  Congress  to  stop  corporate  raids  on 
pension  funds  .  .  .  Seniors  rally  to  fight 
Social  Security  cuts  .  .  .  Iron  Workers 
council  elects  Juel  Drake  to  succeed 
Lyons  .  .  .  Airline  Pilots  sign  new  pact, 
end  strike  against  United  .  .  .  Judge  con- 
victs executives  of  murder  in  worker's 
cyanide  poisoning  death  .  .  .Unions  blast 
rejection  of  pay  equity  by  EEOC  .  .  . 

JULY— Jobless  rate  at  7.3%  for  fifth 
straight  month  as  national  economy  stag- 
nates .  .  .  Unions  can't  fine  members 
who  scab,  Supreme  Court  rules  in  back- 
ing NLRB  ...  2.3  million  manufacturing 
jobs  lost  in  35  states  since  1979  .  .  .  AFL- 
CIO's  AIFLD  expresses  'disgust'  as  Sal- 
vador murder  suspect  cleared  .  .  .  UAW 
wins  wage  hikes,  job  security  in  first  pact 
at  GM-Toyota  plant  .  .  .  Executives  get 
25-year  terms  in  worker's  job-related 
death  .  .  .  General  Electric  unions  ratify 
new  three-year  pacts  .  .  .  Business  hails, 
labor  ignores  Wagner  Act's  50th  anni- 
versary .  .  .  Apparel,  textile  unions  urge 
new  quota  system  to  curb  imports  .  .  . 
Reagan  tax  planfavors  rich  and  business, 
Kirkland  says  .  .  .  Wage,  benefit  cuts 
spur  walkout  by  USWA  at  Wheeling- 
Pittsburgh  .  .  . 

AUGUST— Jobless  rate  freezes  at  7.3% 
for  sixth  straight  month  .  .  .  Congress 
okays  budget  resolution  preserving  So- 
cial Security  COLA  .  .  .  UAW's  new 
pact  with  Saturn  Corp.  breaks  new  ground 
in  auto  industry  .  .  .  Union  study  urges 
worldwide  action  to  prevent  another 
Bhopal  disaster  .  .  .  Federal  court  up- 
holds Pilots  on  key  issues  in  United  strike 
.  .  .  UFCW  urges  banning  lie  detectors 
as  bane  to  U.S.  workers  .  .  .  Unions  say 
worker  rights  endangered  by  new  rail 
alcohol,  drug  rules  .  .  .  CWA  demands 
that  AT&T  negotiate  over  surprise  cut 
of  24,000  jobs  .  .  .  UAW  celebrates  50th 

SEPTEMBER— Jobless  rate  dips  to 
7.0%;  still  'recession  level,'  AFL-CIO 
says  .  .  .  Poverty  rate  declined  in  '84, 
but  33.7  miUion  remain  poor.  .  .AFSCME 
to  appeal  court  ruling  on  Washington 
State  pay  equity  .  .  .  Reagan  stalls  strike 

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'  'As  I  have  said  many  times,  and  believe 
with  all  my  heart,  the  coalition  that  can 
have  the  greatest  impact  in  the  struggle 
for  human  dignity  here  in  America  is 
that  of  the  Negro  and  the  forces  of 
labor,  because  their  fortunes  are  so 
closely  intertwined. ' ' 

Martin  Luther  King  in  a  letter  to 
Amalgamated  Laundry  Workers,  i%2 

Today  We  L 
to  See  His  D 

The  third  Monday  of  this  month, 
January  20,  marks  the  first  U.S.  cele- 
bration of  a  national  holiday  dedicated 
to  a  black  American  hero.  Dr.  Martin 
Luther  King.  Dr.  King,  by  his  life  and 
work,  exemplified  the  spirit  of  broth- 
erhood and  justice  we  in  labor  still 
struggle  for  today. 

His  life  was  dedicated  to  peace  and 
to  ensuring  the  right  of  all  people  to 
hve  in  decency  and  respect,  free  from 
the  fear  of  oppression  and  injustice.  We 
remember  Dr.  King  as  a  humanitarian, 
committed  to  the  civil  rights  struggle, 
who  met  his  death  while  supporting  the 
efforts  of  Memphis  sanitation  workers 
to  achieve  dignity. 

Memphis,  Tenn.,  in  1968,  was  the 
scene  of  a  strike  by  1 ,200  AFSCME 
Local  1173  members,  a  group  of  pre- 
dominately black  sanitation  workers. 
The  City  of  Memphis  had  refused  to 
recognize  the  union  or  to  grant  payroll 
dues  deduction.  Dr.  King  had  come  to 
Memphis  to  support  the  strike  by  lead- 
ing a  non-violent  march  through  the 
city.  But  it  was  not  meant  to  be.  A 
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Archives  of  Labor  and  Urban  Affairs,  Wayne  State  University 

Martin  Luther  King  Jr.  Holiday 

Resolution  enacted  by  the  AFL-CIO  at  its  '85  convention 

WHEREAS,  A  goal  pursued  for  14  years  by  the  AFL- 
CIO  and  its  affiliates  will  be  realized  on  January  15,  1986, 
when  the  birthday  of  the  late  Rev.  Dr.  Martin  Luther  King, 
Jr. ,  will  be  celebrated  for  the  first  time  as  a  national  holiday; 

WHEREAS,  Labor's  advocacy  of  a  holiday  honoring  the 
memory  of  Martin  Luther  King  arose  from  the  conviction 
that'  no  other  American  in  our  time  has  more  fully  exem- 
plified the  spirit  of  brotherhood  that  alone  can  bring  to  birth 
a  society  of  hberty  and  justice  for  all;  and 

WHEREAS,  Trade  unionists  will  never  forget  that  Martin 
Luther  King  met  his  death  from  an  assassin's  bullet  while 
supporting  the  peaceful  struggle  of  Memphis  sanitation 
workers  to  achieve  dignity  and  a  living  wage  through 
collective  bargaining;  and 

WHEREAS.  Observance  of  Martin  Luther  King's  birth- 
day affords  to  every  American  an  opportunity  to  honor  and 
emulate  his  personal  courage  and  unswerving  fidelity  to  the 
cause  of  equal  rights  and  equal  opportunity;  therefore,  be 

RESOLVED:  That  the  AFL-CIO,  in  the  words  of  its 
Ninth  Constitutional  Convention,  "pledges  to  continue  its 
efforts  to  bring  ftbout  the  day  when  the  dream  of  Dr.  Martin 
Luther  King,  Jr.,  of  dignity,  justice  and  peace  for  all  shall 
be  fully  realized;"  and,  be  it  further 

RESOLVED:  That  the  AFL-CIO  calls  upon  all  trade 
union  organizations  and  their  members  lo  initiate  the  ob- 
servance of  Dr.  King's  birthday  by  participating  in  com- 
munity events  that  not  merely  pay  tribute  to  his  memory 
but  that  exemplify  his  spirit. 


Martin  Luther  King  was  a  guest  speaker 
at  AFL-CIO  conventions.  Here  he  is  intro- 
duced by  the  late  AFL-CIO  President 
George  Meany. 

JANUARY,     1986 







[    ■ 

U.S.  sessions  of  the  new  conference  board  were  held  in  the  General  Office  board  room.  Al  top. 
President  Patrick  Campbell  speaks  to  the  initial  /gathering.  In  the  lower  left  picture,  at  the 
Canadian  session,  Fred  Miron  of  Local  2693.  Port  Arthur,  Ont.,  directs  a  question  to  Newfound- 
land Minister  of  Forestry  Simms.  Al  lower  right.  Siinms  responds  to  questions  about  aerial 
spraying  of  the  spruce  budworm  and  the  hemlock  looper,  two  forest  pests. 

UBC  International  Forest  Products  Conference 
Board  Holds  First  Meeting,  Charts  Future  Efforts 

General  President  Patrick  Campbell 
convened  the  first  meeting  of  the  UBC 
International  Forest  Products  Confer- 
ence Board  on  November  13  and  14  at 
the  General  Office  in  Washington, 
D.  C.  Composed  of  key  Canadian  and 
U.S.  Lumber  and  Plywood  Council  and 
Local  Union  representatives,  the  Board 
was  formed  to  address  challenges  pre- 
sented by  mill  shutdowns,  the  intro- 
duction of  new  products  and  machin- 
ery, "overcapacity"  in  the  industries, 
and  anti-union  efforts  by  major  U.S. 
and  Canadian  forest  products  corpo- 

The  Board  heard  reports  on  economic 
developments  in  the  industry  in  both 
countries,  including  new  products  and 
investments.  It  also  reviewed  detailed 
information  on  the  extent  of  union  and 
non-union  operations,  and  on  the  UBC's 
lumber  and  sawmill  membership  and 
collective  bargaining  relationships. 

The  Brotherhood's  Industrial  and 
Special  Programs  Departments  had  pre- 
pared reports  on  various  aspects  of  the 
industry  for  the  meeting.  Each  repre- 

sentative also  reported  on  problems  and 
developments  in  his  area.  Representa- 
tives from  UBC  Canadian  lumber  and 
sawmill  locals  had  gathered  in  Corner 
Brook.  Newfoundland,  in  late  October 
to  hear  reports  on  the  current  status  of 
the  Canadian  forest  products  and  paper 
industry,  to  discuss  common  problems, 
and  to  prepare  a  report  on  the  Canadian 

Mike  Fishman,  assistant  to  the  general 
president  for  industrial.  Representative 
Gonzo  Gillingham,  and  lOth  District  Board 
Member  Ron  Dancer  discuss  the  confer- 
ence agenda. 

industry  for  the  Board  meeting. 

In  his  opening  remarks.  President 
Campbell  charged  the  Board  with  mak- 
ing recommendations  for  further  orga- 
nizing and  collective  bargaining  gains 
for  the  UBC's  50,000  members  in  the 
forest  products  industry.  He  repeated 
the  International's  willingness  to  com- 
mit resources  for  protecting  the  UBC's 
members  in  the  industry,  and  for  main- 
taining and  expanding  the  union's  role 
through  targeted  organizing  efforts.  The 
UBC,  as  the  largest  North  American 
union  with  members  in  the  forest  prod- 
ucts industry,  may  be  the  only  organi- 
zation capable  of  committing  the  re- 
sources needed  to  do  the  job,  Campbell 
pointed  out. 

Board  discussions  covered  the  need 
for  a  better  exchange  of  contracts  and 
collective  bargaining  developments 
among  Canadian  lumber  and  sawmill 
locals,  a  single  UBC  voice  in  Canada 
on  forest  products  industry  issues,  and, 
in  the  U.S.,  coordinated  bargaining 
strategies  between  the  Northwest  and 
the  South  and  to  better  target  organizing 


Group  tackles  challenges  of  mill  shutdowns, 

claims  of  'overcapacity'  in  the  industry, 

the  introduction  of  new  products, 

and  anti-union  efforts  of  major  corporations 

efforts  in  the  industry.  They  also  ad- 
dressed the  growing  use  of  owner-op- 
erators in  parts  of  the  Canadian  indus- 
try, non-union  operations  in  both  the 
Pacific  Northwest  and  the  Southeast, 
and  wood  products  trade  between  the 
two  countries. 

The  International  Forest  Products 
Conference  Board  will  continue  to  meet 
on  a  periodic  basis  to  exchange  infor- 
mation on  common  industry  develop- 
ments and  employers  in  the  U.S.  and 

At  both  the  Canadian  and  U.S.  In- 
dustrial Conferences  in  March,  work- 
shops on  the  forest  products  industry 
will  be  held  to  review,  in  more  detail, 
the  issues  raised  by  the  Conference 
Board  (See  announcement  below).  UDfi 

Industrial  Parley 

Called  for 

U.S.  and  Canada 

Full-time  industrial  council  and  lo- 
cal union  representatives  and  other 
representatives  servicing  industrial 
members  are  being  advised  by  a  mail- 
ing from  General  President  Patrick  J. 
Campbell  of  a  Canadian  industrial 
conference  March  20-22,  1986,  in  To- 
ronto and  a  conference  for  represen- 
tatives in  the  U.S.  on  March  4-6  in 
French  Lick,  Ind. 

While  the  agenda  for  the  confer- 
ences will  vary  somewhat,  both  will 
include  sessions  on  the  mill-cabinet 
and  the  forest  products  industries. 
Current  industry  problems  and  bar- 
gaining developments  will  be  covered 
and  organizing  target  areas  will  be 
identified.  The  conference  will  also 
introduce  new  tactics  and  approaches 
to  help  local  unions  win  good  settle- 
ments under  adverse  conditions. 

The  conferences  mark  the  second 
consecutive  year  that  U.S.  and  Ca- 
nadian industrial  conferences  have 
been  conducted  by  the  General  Office 
and  reflect  the  International's  in- 
creased commitment  to  the  Brother- 
hood's industrial  membership. 

Representatives  desiring  more  in- 
formation on  the  conferences  should 
contact  the  Industrial  Department  at 
the  General  Office  or  the  Canadian 
Research  Office  in  Toronto. 

Several  members  of  Local  2019,  who  are  employed  at  the 
Klipsch  Speaker  Co.,  Hope,  Ark.,  took  part  in  the  "85%  in  '85" 
steward  training.  Pictured  front  row,  from  left,  are  Robert 
Wyatt,  Thomas  Peck,  Marsha  Sutton,  and  Rena  Hicks.  Middle 
row,  from  left,  are  Dexter  Flenory,  Roy  Byers,  Richard  Town- 
send,  and  Karan  Joe.  Back  row,  from  left,  are  Kevin  Nicholson, 
Alice  Hamilton,  Deronda  Beavers,  and  Bill  Holybee.  Not  pic- 
tured were  Gary  Middleton,  David  Walker,  Frances  Hale,  and 
Charles  Alexander, 

85%  In  '85  Industrial  Program 
Showed  Impressive  Results 

"85%  in  '85,"  the  UBC's  volun- 
tary in-shop  organizing  program,  has 
brought  nearly  1,000  new  members 
into  the  UBC  since  first  being  im- 
plemented by  the  Southern  Council 
of  Industrial  Workers  in  March  and 
the  Mid-Atlantic  Industrial  Council 
in  July. 

Relying  on  local  union  members 
to  sign  up  fellow  workers  in  their 
shops,  the  goal  is  to  bring  the  mem- 
bership in  each  UBC  shop  up  to  at 
least  85%  of  the  employees.  The 
program  has  been  introduced  in  states 
which  prohibit  union  security  clauses 
requiring  all  workers  to  join  the  union, 
and  it  has  been  instrumental  both  in 
building  up  union  membership  in  the 

two  Councils  and  in  strengthening 
the  participating  locals. 

In  the  Southern  Council  of  Indus- 
trial Workers,  the  program  has  been 
part  of  a  more  general  educational 
program  involving  both  steward  and 
officer  training,  and  is  being  carried 
out  by  International  Representatives 
Earnie  Curtis,  Alice  Beck  and  Ed 
Fortson.  In  the  Mid-Atlantic  Indus- 
trial Council,  Representatives  Tony 
Delorme  and  Maria  Frederic  have 
implemented  the  program. 

The  program,  which  will  change 
its  name  to  "Get  On  Board  the  UBC 
Express"  beginning  in  1986,  may 
soon  be  introduced  in  other  UBC 
industrial  councils. 

Slogan  For  1986: 

'Get  On  Board  The  UBC  Express' 

JANUARY,     1986 


OSH^  ■  ''■^EL  STANDARD 

Under  the  new  hazard  communication  standard 
of  the  Occupational  Safety  and  Health  Administra- 
tion, chemical  companies  by  November  25  must 
label  containers  and  provide  data  sheets  to  manu- 
facturers who  use  chemicals.  Worker  training  ses- 
sions must  begin  by  May  25,  but  a  Union  Carbide 
plant  in  Hahnville,  La.,  will  begin  worker  training  in 
January.  A  Plaquemine,  La.,  Dow  Chemical  plant 
prepares  manuals  that  will  be  followed  by  worker 

Some  states  will  be  tougher  than  OSHA.  Texas 
requires  disclosure  of  hazardous  materials  to  the 
community  as  well  as  the  manufacturers.  "OSHA 
rules  don't  go  far  enough,"  says  an  assistant  attor- 
ney general  in  Louisiana,  where  the  state  is  drafting 
its  own  rules.  Some  other  states  plan  to  enforce 
their  own  standards. 


The  prevalence  of  back-loaded  settlements 
pushed  the  average  first-year  wage  increase  in  pri- 
vate collective  bargaining  contracts  negotiated 
during  the  first  nine  months  of  1985  to  the  lowest 
level  recorded  in  the  17-year  history  of  the  series, 
the  Bureau  of  Labor  Standards  reports.  The  aver- 
age first-year  wage  gain  was  2.3%  for  contracts 
settled  between  January  and  September  of  this 
year,  lower  than  the  previous  record  low  of  2.4%  for 
contracts  settled  during  1 984.  The  2.3%  figure  also 
is  a  shade  lower  than  the  2.5%  average  first-year 
gain  for  contracts  settled  during  the  first  nine 
months  of  1984. 

Sharp  increases  in  the  size  of  construction  indus- 
try settlements  kept  the  median  first-year  wage  in- 
crease for  all  industries  in  agreements  concluded 
during  the  first  nine  months  of  the  year  at  about  the 
same  level  as  last  year,  according  to  the  Bureau  of 
National  Affairs,  Inc.,  Collective  Bargaining  Negoti- 
ations and  Contracts  service.  Construction  con- 
tracts yielded  a  median  first-year  wage  increase  of 
2.9%  in  the  first  three  quarters  of  1985,  up  from  a 
median  of  zero,  or  a  wage  freeze,  last  year. 


in  November  the  Bureau  of  Labor  Statistics  re- 
ported that  1 984  injury  rates  increased  for  almost 
all  occupations  and  industries.  This  came  after  a 
steady  decline  for  three  years  in  most  areas.  In  our 
industries,  the  following  figures  were  reported. 

Lumber  and  Wood  Products — 19.3  injuries  per 
100  full-time  workers  (up  from  18.1  in  1983),  Furni- 
ture and  Fixtures — 14.9  injuries  per  100  full-time 
workers  (up  from  13.8  in  1983),  Construction— 15.4 
injuries  per  100  full-time  workers  (up  from  14.7  in 

During  1981-^3,  OSHA  took  credit  for  reducing 
injury  rates,  claiming  it  was  due  to  their  new  coop- 
erative approach.  Now  that  the  rates  are  rising 
again,  OSHA  has  blamed  it  on  increasing  employ- 
ment levels,  where  new  workers  are  hired  who  may 
be  more  accident  prone. 

One  official  stated,  privately,  that  "those  who  take 
the  credit  should  also  take  the  blame."  A  scientist 
at  the  Congressional  Office  of  Technology  Assess- 
ment who  analyzed  the  trends  claims  that  in  some 
industries,  the  rates  have  been  tracking  employ- 
ment, but  in  others,  such  as  construction,  the  rates 
have  gone  up  faster  than  would  be  expected.  This 
difference  may  be  due  to  the  inadequacies  of 
OSHA  under  this  administration. 


In  a  letter  to  Housing  and  Urban  Development 
Secretary  Samuel  J.  Pierce,  Jr.,  the  AFL-CIO  Build- 
ing Trades  charged  HUD  with  ignoring  the  Labor 
Department's  wider  view  of  the  scope  of  Davis- 
Bacon  prevailing  wage  protections.  HUD  is  not  ap- 
plying Davis-Bacon  wage  requirements  in  urban  de- 
velopment action  grant  and  community  develop- 
ment block  grant  projects  despite  indication  by  the 
Labor  Department  that  such  projects  do  fall  under 
the  scope  of  the  Davis-Bacon  Act. 

A  Labor  Department  opinion  held  that  Davis-Ba- 
con prevailing  wage  protections  are  applicable  not 
only  when  UDAG  and  CDBG  funds  are  used  di- 
rectly to  pay  for  construction,  but  also  when  those 
funds  are  used  for  activities  that  are  "integrally  and 
proximately"  related  to  that  construction.  Land  ac- 
quisition and  certain  professional  services  should 
be  protected  by  Davis-Bacon  regulation,  according 
to  the  Labor  Department  opinion. 


Housing's  three-year  expansion  is  showing  signs 
of  winding  down  gradually  because  of  stagnating 
economies  in  many  areas  of  the  country,  according 
to  John  J.  Koelemij,  president  of  the  National  Asso- 
ciation of  Home  Builders. 

Koelemij's  observation  was  backed  up  by  housing 
starts  figures  released  recently  by  the  U.S.  Census 
Bureau.  New  housing  construction  fell  9%  in  Sep- 
tember to  a  seasonally  adjusted  annual  rate  of 
1,583,000  units,  the  Census  Bureau  reported.  Ac- 
tual starts  for  the  first  nine  months  of  1985  totaled 
1 ,321 ,800,  down  4%  from  the  number  recorded  dur- 
ing the  same  period  in  1 984. 




HR  281,  Double  Breasting 
Bill,  Requires  Your 
Immediate  Attention 

House  Resolution  281,  now  before  the  U.S.  Congress, 
is  the  so-called  "double  breasting  bill."  If  passed  by  both 
houses  of  Congress  and  signed  by  the  President,  this  bill 
would  make  it  harder  for  construction  companies  with 
union  contracts  to  set  up  non-union  companies  on  the  side 
as  a  way  to  obtain  low-bid  jobs  and  undermine  union 
contract  standards  and  work  practices. 

The  bill  passed  the  House  Education  and  Labor  Com- 
mittee last  summer.  As  we  go  to  press,  it  still  awaits  floor 
action.  Congressmen  must  be  made  aware  of  how  important 
this  bill  is  to  Building  Tradesmen  and  particularly,  in  our 
case,  to  Carpenters,  Millwrights,  and  the  other  construction 
craftsmen  and  women  in  our  ranks. 

The  bill  provides  that  separate  firms  performing  similar 
construction  work  wiU  be  considered  a  single  employer  if 
there  is  common  management  or  ownership  of  the  firms. 

The  Associated  General  Contractors  and  other  manage- 
ment organizations  have  mounted  an  attack  on  H.R.  281, 
claiming  that  it  attacks  worker  and  employer  freedoms. 
What  it  would  actually  do  is  eliminate  the  subterfuge  under 
which  contractors  with  labor-management  agreements  are 
able  to  deny  job  rights  and  union  wages  and  working 
conditions  through  dummy  companies. 

It  is  vitally  important  to  union  members  protecting  their 
hard-won  contracts  that  H.R.  281  is  passed  by  the  House 
and  eventually  enacted  into  law.  CLIC  urges  UBC  members 
to  write  their  congressmen  as  soon  as  possible,  asking  that 
they  support  H.R.  281  and  eliminate  double  breasting  from 
the  construction  industry. 

Write:  Congressman ,  U.S.  House  of 

Representatives,  Washington,  D.C.  20515. 

The  year  1986  will  be  a  crucial  year  for  political  action 
by  trade  unionists.  There  will  be  Congressional  elections 
in  the  fall,  and  the  new  session  of  Congress  has  many 
pieces  of  legislation  which  need  support.  The  UBC  is  on 
record  as  supporting  tax  reform,  aid  for  farmers,  buy- 
American  legislation,  and  many  other  legislative  issues. 

Funds  are  needed  by  CLIC,  and  UBC  members  will  be 
asked  to  join  CLIC  or  renew  their  membership,  this  year. 

Delegates  to  the  recent  Illinois  State  Convention  of 
Carpenters  started  the  ball  rolling  for  the  new  year.  They 
contributed  $2,750  to  CLIC,  in  addition  to  the  1%  CLIC 
payroll  deduction  to  which  all  fuUtime  Illinois  UBC  officers 
and  representatives  have  subscribed. 

This  year  all  435  House  seats  and  one-third  of  the  Senate 
will  be  up  for  election  without  a  national  ticket  to  cloud 
the  issues  with  100  million  dollar  media  campaigns.  We 

The  official  emblem  of  the  Car- 
penters Legislative  Impove- 
rnent  Committee  has  been 
redesigned  from  time  to  time 
to  add  symbols  of  new  crafts 
and  jurisdictions  to  the  center 
of  the  emblem.  A  pile  driver's 
rig  at  center  is  the  latest  to 
join  the  grouping. 

Your  letters  and  petitions  urging  Congress  not  to  la.x  workers' 
fringe  benefits  but  to  shift  some  of  the  la.x  burden  to  tax-free 
corporations  instead  have  had  their  effect.  The  House  ta.x  re- 
form bill  passed  last  month  does  not  tax  our  hard-earned  fringe 

must  help  elect  our  friends  who  will  be  running  for  election 
in  '86.  CLIC  will  help  to  accomplish  this. 

CLIC  is  your  political  voice  in  Washington.  It  is  sup- 
ported by  the  voluntary  contributions  of  our  concerned 

These  past  five  years  under  an  anti-union  Administration 
have  been  devastating  to  us  all.  Let's  hope  that  valuable 
lessons  have  been  learned.  The  chance  for  a  friendly 
majority  in  the  U.S.  Senate  is  upon  us  in  '86,  and  CLIC 
is  the  way  to  achieve  that  goal.  UDC 

How  UBC  Members  Feel 
About  Public  Issues 

In  an  effoii  to  get  members'  views  on  legislative 
issues  before  the  U.S.  Congress,  ttie  Carpenters 
Legislative  Improvement  Committee  prepared  a  se- 
ries of  10  questions,  which  were  published  in  the 
October  issue  of  Carpenter.  Readers  were  asked  to 
clip  out  the  questionnaire  and  return  it  to  UBC  General 
Treasurer  and  CLIC  Director  Wayne  Pierce.  The 
percentages  below  show  how  you  voted. 


1  you  think  that  .  .  . 





the  reduction  of  the  deficit  should  be 




done  with  some  tax  increase? 


military  spending  should  grow  faster 
than  the  rate  of  inflation? 





Immigration  reform  is  an  important 
issue  for  Labor? 





legislative  action  should  be  taken  to 
slow  the  rate  of  foreign  imports? 





legislative  efforts  can  help  organizing? 





Social  Security  should  be  cut? 




the  tax  rate  for  corporations  should 
be  raised? 





social  programs  such  as  food  stamps 
should  be  cut  back? 




9.  farm  programs  are  important  to  la- 

10.  union  members  should  become  more 
active  in  communicating  with  Con- 
gress, especially  when  they  are  re- 
quested to  do  so  by  the  Carpenters 
Legislative  Improvement  Committee 
or  the  local  Union? 







JANUARY,     1986 

HONEBUILDERS:  New  L-P  Consumer  Boycott 

As  L-P  boycott  handbilling  at  retail 
lumber  dealers  continues  to  be  highly 
successful  in  many  areas,  a  new  phase 
of  the  L-P  boycott  is  being  initiated. 
The  focus  of  this  new  boycott  consumer 
action  will  be  the  home  sales  of  hom- 
ebuilders  who  use  LP  wood  products. 

In  many  regions  of  the  country,  boy- 
cott survey  reports  indicate  that  large 
quantities  of  L-P  wood  products  are 
being  used  in  local  residential  construc- 

Two-Year  Challenge 

The  AFL-CIO  sanction  for  the  L-P 
boycott  was  granted  in  January  of 
198-4  at  the  urging  of  the  Brotherhood 
on  behalf  of  over  1 .500  striking  U.B.C. 
members  at  L-P  mills  in  the  Pacific 
Northwest.  In  the  two  years  since 
that  date,  we  have  conducted  the 
most  aggressive  labor-consumer  boy- 
cott in  the  labor  movement.  We  should 
be  proud  of  that.  Every  member  who 
has  given  up  a  Saturday  morning  to 
distribute  LP  boycott  leaflets  in  front 
of  a  retail  lumber  store  should  be 
proud— proud  because  you  have  helped 
your  brothers  and  sisters  in  this 
Brotherhood  and  their  families  and 
because  you  are  part  of  the  most 
aggressive  effort  to  fight  an  anti- 
union cancer  in  this  country  today. 

You  should  also  be  proud  because 
the  results  have  been  as  impressive 
as  the  effort.  Hundreds  of  retailers, 
manufacturers,  contractors,  and  con- 
sumers have  stopped  selling  and  us- 
ing L-P  products  because  of  the  pos- 
itive public  response  to  consumer 
publicity.  While  LP  has  increased  its 
total  production  capacity  nearly  25% 
since  the  strike  started,  its  sales  and 
profit  performances  have  been  the 
worst  of  major  producers  in  the  forest 
products  industry  over  the  past  two 

In  those  areas  where  little  or  no 
boycott  activities  have  been  con- 
ducted. I  urged  you  to  join  the  fight 
now.  To  those  who  have  participated. 
I  thank  you  and  urge  your  continued 
support.  In  fighting  L-P.  the  Broth- 
erhood is  sending  a  strong  message 
to  L-P  and  any  other  employer  that 
an  attack  on  any  of  our  members  is 
an  attack  on  all  of  us.  and  we  will 
fight  hack. 


General  President 

tion.  The  lumber  yards  of  many  large 
homebuilders  reveal  considerable  sup- 
plies of  the  struck  wood  products.  An 
aggressive  handbilling  campaign  advis- 
ing the  public  about  homebuilders  who 
distribute  L-P  wood  products  will  en- 
able the  boycott  to  reach  users  of  large 
volumes  of  L-P  products. 

L-P's  waferboard  product,  sold  under 
the  brand  name  "Waferwood,"  is  man- 
ufactured specifically  for  the  residential 
construction  market.  With  10  wafer- 
board  plants  operational,  L-P  has  over 
one  billion  square  feet  ('/»"  basis)  of 
waferboard  production  capacity.  L-P's 
"Waferwood"  has  been  a  key  target  of 
the  UBC  consumer  boycott  at  retail 
lumber  dealers.  Boycott  handbilling  to 
the  public  at  sales  models  of  new  homes 
containing  L-P  wood  products  should 
produce  the  same  positive  consumer 
response  we  have  experienced  at  retail 
lumber  dealers. 

Conducting  L-P  boycott  handbilling 
at  the  site  of  new  home  sales  of  builders 
using  L-P  products  will  require  step- 
by-step  preparation  by  the  local  or 
council  planning  the  action.  The  first 

step  is  to  clearly  identify  L-P  products 
at  the  jobsite  and  in  the  construction 
process.  Photographs  of  the  L-P  prod- 
ucts being  used  in  the  construction  of 
homes  to  be  handbilled  will  be  the  best 
method  of  documenting  the  L-P  prod- 
ucts" use. 

Once  the  use  of  L-P  products  by  a 
homebuilder  is  identified  and  docu- 
mented, the  General  Office  should  be 
contacted  for  special  consumer  boycott 
handbills  and  instructions  designed  spe- 
cifically for  that  homebuilder.  As  with 
the  handbilling  activity  at  retail  lumber 
yards,  the  General  President  will  com- 
municate with  the  targeted  homebuild- 
ers, informing  them  of  the  impending 
handbilling  and  providing  them  with 
copies  of  the  literature  to  be  distributed 
to  prospective  homebuyers.  Lawful 
handbilling  activity  can  then  begin  urg- 
ing the  public  not  to  purchase  homes 
constructed  with  any  L-P  wood  prod- 

Every  UBC  council  or  local  is  urged 
to  begin  surveying  local  residential  con- 
struction projects  to  identify  potential 
targets  for  new  home  L-P  boycott  hand- 

UBC  President  Urges  Shareholder  Opposition 
to  Weyerhaeuser  Anti-Tal(eover  Proposals 

Stimulated  by  concerns  about  pos- 
sible takeovers,  the  management  of  many 
corporations  in  the  country  are  urging 
shareholders  to  support  restrictive  by- 
law revisions  designed  to  immunize  the 
companies  from  takeovers.  Weyer- 
haeuser Company,  a  major  forest  prod- 
ucts company,  is  the  latest  corporation 
to  make  this  plea  to  shareholders.  Fear- 
ful of  a  corporate  takeover,  Weyer- 
haeuser's  board  of  directors  asked  for 
shareholder  support  of  several  pro- 
posals which  gave  the  board  major  new 
powers  to  determine  whether  to  reject 
or  accept  a  takeover  offer. 

While  expressing  concern  about  the 
negative  impacts  on  workers  and  com- 
munities associated  with  many  corpo- 
rate takeovers.  General  President 
Campbell,  in  a  letter  to  major  Weyer- 
haeuser institutional  shareholders,  urged 
opposition  to  the  bylaw  provisions. 
"While  the  broad  social  and  economic 

value  of  the  takeover  activity  we  have 
witnessed  recently  is  questionable,  given 
the  work  dislocation  and  the  inefficient 
use  of  capital  that  often  characterize 
these  transactions,  the  measures  pre- 
sented merit  close  critical  review  in 
light  of  the  clear  disadvantages  identi- 
fied by  the  company  with  the  adoption 
of  such  restrictive  amendments.  As  a 
representative  of  workers  whose  retire- 
ment funds  are  active  institutional  in- 
vestors with  modest  holdings  in  Wey- 
erhaeuser common  stock,  it  is  my 
concern  that  the  proposed  changes  are 
too  restrictive  of  basic  shareholder 
rights."  said  Campbell. 

The  Nassau  County  Carpenters  Ben- 
efit Funds,  which  holds  Weyerhaeuser 
stock,  and  Funds  Administrator  Gary 
A.  Cocker  were  instrumental  in  initi- 
ating the  solicitation  of  Weyerhaeuser 




billing.  As  soon  as  users  of  L-P  wood 
products  are  identified,  the  General  Of- 
fice should  be  informed  and  given  rel- 
evant documents  so  that  sample  hand- 
bills can  be  sent  for  distribution  to  the 
targeted  homebuilder.  Detailing  the  facts 
about  distribution  of  L-P  products  should 
enable  all  members  of  the  public  to 
exercise  informed  judgement  and  effec- 
tively support  the  L-P  strikers'  cause. 

Steps  for  Initiating  L-P  Consumer 
Boycott  New  Home  Handbilling 

(1)  SURVEY:  Survey  residential  home 
construction  sites  for  use  of  L-P  wood  prod- 
ucts, particularly  waferboard.  Lumber  yards 
maintained  by  large  homebuilders  are  good 

L-P  Waferboard,  easily  identified  by  the  red  spray  along  the  edges,  stacked  in  the  supply 
yard  of  a  Maryland  Builder. 

starting  points  for  surveying  purposes. 

(2)  DOCUMENT  PRODUCT  USE:  Clearly 
document  the  use  of  L-P  wood  products  on 
homes  under  construction.  Taking  photo- 
graphs is  the  recommended  method  of  doc- 
umenting the  use  of  L-P  products. 


Following  identification  of  homes  for  L-P 
boycott  handbilling,  notify  the  General  Of- 

fice. Special  handbills  and  instructions  will 
be  provided  and  the  homebuilder  will  be 
informed  of  upcoming  handbiUing. 

BILLING:  Handbilling  at  sales  models  of 
new  developments  during  busy  buying  pe- 
riods will  maximize  communication  to  the 
consumer,  and  a  positive  consumer  response 
may  discourage  continued  use  of  the  prod- 
ucts, ill)!) 

Taxpayers'  JTPA  Funds  Help  Contractor 
Pay  Sub-Standard  Wages  on  L-P  Project 

L-P's  efforts  to  reduce  work  and  living 
standards  in  the  lumber  industry  have  been 
well-documented  and  have  produced  a  two 
year  strike  by  1,500  UBC  members  in  the 
Pacific  Northwest.  Recent  activities  in  the 
small  town  of  Dungannon,  Va.,  where  L-P 
is  constructing  a  new  waferboard  plant, 
indicate  that  L-P's  condition  is  contagious. 

Business  Agent  James  Wright  of  Mill- 
wright Local  319  in  Roanoke,  Va.,  found  L- 
P  using  a  contractor  out  of  Oregon  to  build 
its  new  waferboard  mill  in  Dungannon.  Casey 
Enterprises  was  paying  millwrights  approx- 
imately half  the  local  millwright  rate,  so  an 
"area  standards"  picket  was  initiated.  Weeks 
of  primary  picketing  has  slowed  the  project, 
yet  Casey  Enterprises  refuses  to  pay  the 
area  rate.  Casey  Enterprises,  which  has  worked 
on  various  L-P  waferboard  projects  in  the 
past  and  will  undoubtedly  be  vying  for  others, 
is  receiving  JTPA  funds  from  the  federal 
government  to  cover  half  the  wages  of  various 
workers  on  the  project. 

The  Local's  picketing  evoked  concern 
from  local  residents  when  construction  on 
the  project  slowed  due  to  the  picket's  impact. 
Business  Agent  Wright  spoke  with  the  local 
residents  who  had  complained  about  the 
slowed  construction,  and  he  expressed  a 
commitment  to  work  with  the  local  com- 
munity to  ensure  decent  wages  for  those 
constructing  the  plant.  The  union  also  dis- 
cussed the  community's  legitimate  interest 
in  seeing  that  fjiir  wages  are  paid  to  those 
who  will  work  in  it  once  it  is  completed. 

"Louisiana-Pacific  recognizes  Scott 
County's  economic  hard  times  and  therefore 
is  attempting  to  take  advantage  of  the  local 
people  by  using  a  contractor  paying  sub- 
standard wages,"  explained  Wright. 

This  L-P  plant  construction  project  in  southwest 
Virginia  was  marked  by  picketing  and  counter- 
picketing.  First,  Millwrights  Local  319  displayed 
placards  to  inform  the  public  that  Casey  Enter- 
prises was  not  paying  wages  and  fringe  benefits 
as  negotiated  by  the  area  contractors'  associa- 
tion. Then  a  group  of  local  residents,  afraid  that 
"outsiders"  might  delay  the  plant  opening  and 
future  jobs,  began  to  picket,  too.  Community 
picketers  soon  saw  the  Millwrights'  viewpoint, 
however,  removed  their  picket  line  and  supported 
them.  Photos  by  Tim  Cox  of  the  Coalfield,  Va., 



IPBI^i    i~i              ^^^m 






JANUARY,     1986 




Co-operation  between  labor  and  management  is 
the  key  to  improving  Canada's  productivity  perform- 
ance, says  federal  Labor  Minister  Bill  McKnight. 

In  part,  McKnight  said,  labor-management  talks 
have  been  unproductive  because  each  side  ap- 
proaches the  problem  from  a  different  perspective. 
"The  very  word  productivity  means  vastly  different 
things  in  the  labor  and  management  dictionaries. 
The  employee  dictionary  interprets  productivity  as 
the  process  through  which  jobs  are  eliminated.  Em- 
ployers define  the  term  as  the  essential  ingredient 
for  industrial  growth." 

The  minister  offered  a  few  words  of  advice  to 
labor  and  management  officials  who  are  currently 
striving  for  a  more  co-operative  relationship. 

"Begin  (with  the  premise)  that  employee  well- 
being  will  be  accorded  the  highest  priority.  This 
means,  among  other  things,  the  recognition  of  hu- 
man worth,  greater  involvement  in  workplace  deci- 
sionmaking, an  enlightened  labor  adjustment  pro- 
gram should  layoffs  become  necessary,  and  a  safe 
and  healthy  working  environment." 

Securing  labor-management  co-operation  in 
health  and  safety  matters  is  particularly  important  to 
the  labor  minister. 


More  than  870,000  Canadians — most  of  them 
children  or  young  adults — have  been  forced  into 
poverty  by  unemployment  and  tough  economic 
times  during  the  past  five  years,  according  to  a 
study  by  the  National  Council  of  Welfare. 

The  report,  which  was  released  in  late  October, 
indicates  that  more  than  4.3  million  Canadians — 
about  one  sixth  of  the  country's  population — are 

Statistics  Canada  defines  as  poor  a  person  who 
lives  in  a  city  of  more  than  500,000  and  who 
earned  less  than  $9,839  last  year.  A  family  of  four 
is  considered  poor  if  it  had  an  income  of  less  than 
$20,010  last  year. 

Ken  Battle,  director  of  the  advisory  council,  said 
the  report's  findings,  based  on  the  preliminary  re- 
sults of  a  survey  of  35,200  households  across  the 
country,  are  a  measure  of  the  extent  of  poverty  in 
Canada  today. 

'Until  unemployment  comes  down  below  the  dou- 
ble digits,"  he  said,  "one  would  expect  the  numbers 
to  stay  as  bad  as  they  are." 


Three  provinces  have  violated  United  Nations 
standards  with  laws  restricting  collective-bargaining 
rights  for  public  employees,  the  International  Labor 
Organization  has  found. 

The  United  Nations  agency's  governing  body  ap- 
proved a  report  from  its  freedom-of-association 
committee  that  found  fault  with  legislation  in  Al- 
berta, Newfoundland,  and  Ontario.  The  organization 
is  still  dealing  with  a  complaint  about  British  Colum- 
bia laws. 

The  criticisms  are  contained  in  a  1 4-page  section 
of  the  report  dealing  with  complaints  about  provin- 
cial legislation  lodged  by  several  unions. 

But  the  ILO,  which  sets  and  monitors  interna- 
tional labor  standards,  has  no  power  to  impose 
sanctions  on  any  country  that  violates  its  conven- 

The  report  "shows  that  provincial  governments  in 
Canada  abuse  their  legislative  power  to  tilt  the  bal- 
ance in  their  relations  with  their  employees,"  he 


Some  Canadian  workers  and  their  employers  will 
be  paying  higher  contributions  to  the  national  unem- 
ployment insurance  scheme  beginning  this  year. 

An  increase  in  the  maximum  insurable  earnings 
covered  by  the  plan  will  raise  contributions  for  both 
employers  and  employees.  The  actual  premium  rate 
remains  unchanged  at  $2.35  for  every  $100  of  in- 
surable income  for  employees  and  $3.29  for  em- 

The  Conservative  government,  in  its  May  23, 
1985,  budget,  froze  the  premium  rate  for  employees 
in  1986  at  the  $2.35  figure.  That  move  was  de- 
signed, among  other  things,  to  give  a  government- 
appointed  inquiry  into  the  unemployment  insurance 
system  time  to  complete  its  work. 

For  1986,  the  maximum  income  that  can  be  in- 
sured each  week  is  being  raised  to  $495,  up  $35 
from  the  1985  level.  The  1986  figure  is  more  than 
$100  more  than  it  was  in  1983.  However,  the  pre- 
mium rate  level  for  employees  has  increased  only 
five  cents,  from  $2.30  in  1 983. 


Unionized  employees  are  enjoying  shorter  work 
weeks,  increased  vacation  benefits,  and  more  provi- 
sion for  maternity  leave,  says  a  new  Labor  Canada 
survey  of  960  collective  agreements. 

Of  the  more  than  two  million  unionized  workers 
surveyed,  52.7%  have  a  40-hour  work  week.  Seven 
years  ago,  it  was  46.6%. 

During  the  same  period,  the  proportion  of  workers 
with  a  37.5-hour  work  week  improved  to  1 1 .4% 
from  8.4%  in  1978.  As  of  July  1985,  9.6%  had 
achieved  a  35-hour  week,  compared  with  7.6% 
seven  years  ago. 

Today,  74%  of  the  agreements  in  Labor  Cana- 
da's analysis  contain  some  from  of  maternity  leave 
provision,  compared  with  59%  in  1978.  Nineteen 
percent  of  agreements  providing  for  such  leave  also 
grant  pay  for  at  least  part  of  the  period  over  and 
above  the  benefits  paid  by  unemployment  insur- 



'Blueprint  For  Cure' 

Labor-Backed  Fund-raising  Effort 
Offers  Hope  for  Diabetes  Sufferers 

"Blueprint  for  Cure,"  organized  la- 
bor's campaign  to  raise  funds  for  con- 
struction of  a  new  Diabetes  Research 
Institute  facility  at  the  University  of 
Miami,  is  also  a  blueprint  for  hope  for 
the  12  million  men,  women,  and  chil- 
dren suffering  from  diabetes. 

Spearheaded  by  the  Building  and 
Construction  Trades  Department,  the 
AFL-CIO,  and  all  organized  labor,  the 
project's  coordinators  have  set  a  goal 
of  raising  between  $7  and  $10  million, 
primarily  from  organized  labor,  in  the 
next  three  years.  Co-chairmen  of  the 
project  are  UBC  General  President  Pat- 
rick J.  Campbell,  Building  and  Con- 
struction Trades  Department  President 
Robert  A.  Georgine,  and  Sheet  Metal 
Workers  President  Edward  F.  Car- 

"Blueprint"  Events 

Several  "Blueprint  for  Cure"  fund- 
raising  dinners  are  being  sponsored  by 
the  Building  Trades  Department,  in- 
cluding one  held  in  Chicago,  111.,  in 
August  honoring  Edward  F.  Brabec, 
president  of  the  Chicago  Federation  of 
Labor  and  Industrial  Union  Council, 
attended  by  Jane  Byrne,  former  mayor 
of  Chicago,  and  U.S.  Senator  Alan  J. 
Dixon  (D-Ill.);  and  one  in  Los  Angeles, 
Calif.,  honoring  William  R.  Robertson, 
executive  secretciry-treasurer  of  the  Los 
Angeles  County  AFL-CIO. 

A  total  of  144  labor  leaders  are  ex- 
pected to  participate  in  the  First  Annual 
"Labor  of  Love"  Golf  Tournament 
next  month  in  Miami,  Fla.,  timed  to 
coincide  with  the  AFL-CIO  winter 
meetings.  Participants  will  also  be  able 
to  visit  the  Diabetes  Research  Institute 
at  the  University  of  Miami. 

Local  Fund-raising 

Events  such  as  bake  sales,  holiday 
programs,  movies,  pot  luck  suppers, 
raffles,  phone-a-thons,  and  fish  frys  may 
seem  small  in  comparison  to  the  na- 
tional fundraising  events  already  sched- 
uled. But  "Blueprint  For  Cure"  leaders 
have  pointed  out  that  these  events  ac- 
tually constitute  the  heart  of  the  hu- 
manitarian effort  and  will  do  the  most 
to  advance  the  search  for  a  cure  for 

In  addition  to  these  smaller  efforts, 
more  elaborate  events  can  be  conducted 
locally.  For  example,  local  members 
could  hold  a  walk-a-thon,  bike-a-thon, 
swim-a-thon,  or  a  dance  marathon.  It 
is  suggested  that  these  can  become 
annual  events  in  the  community's  fun- 
draising effort. 

Team  Effort 

In  the  end,  it  will  take  dedication  and 
commitment  from  every  union  member 
to  make  "Blueprint  For  Cure"  a  suc- 
cess, says  General  President  Campbell, 
national  "Blueprint  For  Cure"  co- 

"By  donating  time,  money  and  serv- 
ice to  this  effort,  union  members  can 
show  every  American  what  each  of  us 
has  known  for  a  long  time. 

"Our  strong  and  proud  labor  move- 
ment benefits  everyone.  'Blueprint  For 
Cure'  typifies  those  benefits  and  our 
efforts."  UlJi; 

Recent  Contributors 
to  'Blueprint  for  Cure' 

Reuben  Barkus 
Rayford  P.  Black 
George  R.  Bourquin 
Lloyd  G.  Buchanan 
Harold  Cheesman 
Ralph  J.  Dominick 
Edward  J.  Kammerer 
William  H.  Leininger 
Carl  Leonhard 
Michael  W.  Miller 
H.  E.  Morris 
Arnold  Murphy 
Anthony  J.  Piscitelli 
William  &  Loretta  Rash 
Carmen  J.  Recce 
Leonard  J.  Sova 
William  Volk 

Walter  &  Caroline  Warner 
Harold  T.  Barry  Co. 
Homestead  Paving  Co. 
Bob  Poppino,  Inc. 

North  Central  Texas  District  Council 
Robert  H.  Getz 
Linda  S.  Kennedy 
Samuel  Nasiadka 
Daniel  DiFeo 
Edward  J.  Hahn 
Lewis  K.  Pugh 
J.  Harvey  Scouton 
Matthew  Tyniec 
The  Luther  A.  Sizemore 
Foundation,  Inc. 

Continued  on  Page  38 

A  weeping  cardinal  moans  the  St.  Louis  loss  to  the  Kansas  City  Royals  in  Missouri's 
first  all-state  World  Series  on  this  facsimile  check  proudly  displayed  by,  from  left,  Virgil 
Heckathorn,  executive  secretary-treasurer:  Don  Adams  and  Dave  Langslon,  business 
representatives  of  the  Kansas  City  Carpenters  District  Council.  The  check  itself  repre- 
sented the  payoff  on  a  World  Series  bet  between  the  agents  of  the  St.  Louis  and  Kansas 
City  District  Councils.  The  St.  Louis  agents'  payment  went  to  support  the  Diabetes 
Research  Institute.  The  $1,000  contribution  will  swell  labor's  support  of  the  fight  against 
diabetes,  originated  by  the  Carpenters,  expanded  by  the  AFL-CIO  Building  and  Con- 
struction Trades  Department,  and  endorsed  at  the  AFL-CIO  convention. 

JANUARY,     1986 


Labor  News 

Labor's  Use  of  TV 
viewed  at 
AFL-CIO  Convention 

The  AFL-CIO  Convention  showed  la- 
bor's increasing  use  of  television.  Dele- 
gates were  treated  to  four  hours  a  day  of 
closed-circuit  programming  featuring 
convention  highlights  and  a  sampling  of 
television  ads  and  shows  local  unions 
have  used  for  organizing,  disputes,  and 
contract  talks.  More  than  a  dozen  videos 
were  shown  to  introduce  floor  debate  on 
certain  issues. 

Each  day,  the  labor  federation's  Labor 
Institute  of  Public  Affairs  offered  30  min- 
utes of  convention  highlights  via  satellite 
to  more  than  500  commercial  TV  stations. 
AFSCME,  the  public  employee  union, 
offered  an  interview  with  its  chief  by 
satellite  hookup  with  TV  reporters  to 
promote  the  union's  push  for  pay  equity. 
Other  unions  planned  similar  events. 

Milliken  now 
worl(s  witli  labor 
to  protect  U.S.  jobs 

"The  United  States  is  sacrificing  its 
manufacturing  infrastructure  on  the  altar 
of  free  trade,  a  god  no  other  country 
workships,"  observed  Roger  Milliken, 
chairman  of  Milliken  &  Co.  of  Spartan- 
burg, S.C,  in  a  letter  to  the  New  York 

Milliken  is  well-known  in  labor  circles. 
In  1956,  he  told  500  workers  at  his  Dar- 
lington, S.C,  mill  that  if  they  voted 
union,  he  would  shut  down  the  mill.  They 
did,  and  he  did. 

Milliken,  69,  is  described  as  an  iron- 
fisted  tyrant  and  is  still  anti-union,  but 
he  has  seen  12  of  his  mills  shut  down  by 
low-wage  imports. 

That  reality  has  converted  him  into  a 
hardworking  leader  of  the  mdustry-union 
Crafted  With  Pride  Council.  It  is  aggres- 
sively promoting  a  publicity  campaign  to 
persuade  consumers  to  buy  "Made  in 
U.S.A."  apparel. 

UPS  woricers 
request  ABC's  '20/20' 

A  group  of  California  Teamsters  em- 
ployed by  United  Parcel  Service  wants 
ABC-TVs  "20/20"  program  to  look  into 
UPS  working  conditions.  So  they've 
launched  a  letter-writing  campaign.  UPS 
says  it's  an  unhappy  minority  of  workers. 
ABC  says  it  hasn't  noticed  the  effort. 

Greenpeace  will 
no  longer  buy 
Hanes  T-shirts 

Greenpeace  USA  is  refusing  to  pur- 
chase Hanes  T-shirts  and  sweatshirts  in 
the  future  because  of  their  anti-union 
stance  and  sweatship  conditions.  The 
political  and  education  director  of  United 
Food  and  Commercial  Workers  Local  17 
in  Bellevue,  Wash.,  contacted  Green- 
peace when  he  saw  Hanes'  products 
advertised  in  their  catalog.  He  pointed 
out  to  them  that  not  only  do  Hanes' 
workers  work  in  deplorable  conditions, 
but  that  the  company  had  two  Catholic 
nuns  arrested  because  they  encouraged 
the  workers  to  join  a  union. 

In  a  letter  of  response  from  Greenpeace 
they  said  when  they  have  fulfilled  their 
current  commitment  with  their  supplier, 
they  would  look  to  a  union  shop  for  their 
merchandise  and  emphasized  they  "share 
the  concern  and  dignity  of  all  living 

Workers  consider 
purchase  of 
Uniroyal  Chemical 

Union  workers  at  Uniroyal  Chemical 
Co.  are  considering  purchase  of  the  com- 
pany, Joseph  Rzeszutek,  president  of 
Local  218  of  the  United  Rubber  Workers, 
said  recently  in  Naugatuck,  Conn.  Uni- 
royal Chemical  employs  about  400  people 
at  its  Naugatuck  plant  and  an  estimated 
3,000  worldwide.  It  was  put  on  the  market 
by  its  parent  company,  Uniroyal  Inc.  in 
Middlebury,  Conn. 

Part-Timers  increase 
in  growing  number 
of  industries 

There  is  an  increase  in  part-time  em- 
ployees at  firms  where  business  fluc- 
tuates according  to  The  Wall  Street  Jour- 

For  example,  American  Airlines  Inc.'s 
labor  pacts  allow  it  to  use  part-time 
ground  crews  in  cities  where  it  has  few 
flights.  Previously,  it  kept  two  full  shifts 
of  full-timers  at  the  sites.  USAir  Inc. 
uses  increased  numbers  of  part-timers 
for  plane  loading  and  counter  help  to 
deal  with  airport  rush  times  early  and 
late  in  the  day.  Best  Products  Co.  says 
75%  of  its  hourly  employees  are  part 
time,  up  from  60%  three  to  five  years 

Preliminary  results  of  a  Dun  &  Brad- 
street  Corp.  survey  of  2,638  corporations 
show  that  31%  use  part-timers  working 
20-25  hours  weekly.  Part-timers  grow  in 
popularity  at  food  stores.  Delchamps  Inc. 
says  half  of  its  non-management  workers 
are  part-timers. 

Depression  and 
lower  pay  after 
plant  closings 

The  new  job  after  the  plant  closed 
meant  considerably  less  pay. 

A  recent  study  shows  that  most  of  the 
former  managers  and  clerical  and  hourly 
workers  at  International  Harvester's  Ft. 
Wayne,  Ind.,  plant,  closed  in  1983,  found 
work  but  took  pay  cuts  as  much  as  40%. 
Factory  workers  took  about  a  20%  pay 
cut,  and  it  took  them  an  average  of  39 
weeks  to  find  new  work.  Today  84%  of 
the  former  managers,  78%  of  the  factory 
employees  and  61%  of  the  clerical  work- 
ers are  employed  full  time. 

Indiana  University  sociologists  Patrick 
Ashton  and  Peter  ladicola  surveyed  555 
former  plant  workers  in  a  study  funded 
by  Harvester  and  the  United  Auto  Work- 
ers union.  "The  financial  impact  was 
much  greater  than  we  anticipated,"  Pro- 
fessor Ashton  says.  Factory  workers  re- 
ported an  average  loss  of  $6, 159  in  family 

Personal  problems  emerged.  Half  the 
salaried  workers,  48%  of  the  factory 
workers,  and  24%  of  the  managers  said 
they  were  depressed  more  often  while 
job  searching. 

AFL-CIO  approves 

boycott  of 

BASF  A.G.  products 

The  Oil,  Chemical  and  Atomic  Work- 
ers International  Union  received  sanction 
by  the  AFL-CIO  Executive  Council  to 
boycott  products  of  BASF  A.G.  Corpo- 
ration of  Geismar,  La.,  and  place  them 
on  the  Don't  Buy  List. 

Two  hours  before  their  contract  ex- 
pired in  May  1984,  the  company  locked 
out  the  400  members  of  OCAW  Local  4- 
620.  The  NLRB  has  upheld  union  charges 
against  the  firm  which  has  attempted  over 
the  past  six  years  to  destroy  or  cripple 
the  union  through  oppressive  demands, 
revocation  of  certain  contract  provisions, 
and  unreasonable  contract  concessions. 
BASF  A.G.  has  taken  each  ruling  into 
court  to  delay  compliance. 

Products  to  boycott  that  are  manufac- 
tured by  BASF  A.G.  Corporation  are: 
BASF  video,  audio  and  computer  tapes 
and  discs,  Lurotin  brand  vitamins,  and 
Alugard  340-2  protectant  found  in  some 
brands  of  anti-freeze. 

UAW  workers 
agree  to  alternative 
health  benefits 

General  Motors  and  the  United  Auto 
Workers  agreed  recently  that  Saturn  Corp. 
workers  must  choose  between  a  health 
maintenance  organization  or  a  preferred 
provider  organization,  such  as  a  hospital, 
for  health  benefits.  They  can't  select 
conventional  health  insurance  as  can  other 
auto  workers. 




. . .  but  greater  effort  by  local  officers  is  needed 

Responding  to  the  mandate  of  the 
delegates  to  the  last  General  Conven- 
tion, new  national  Reciprocal  Agree- 
ments were  developed  and  distributed 
to  all  local  unions  and  councils  in  1983. 
These  agreements  protect  the  pension 
and  welfare  benefits  of  UBC  members 
who  find  it  necessary  to  take  work 
outside  their  local's  jurisdiction  for  a 

period  of  time.  (A  more  complete  ex- 
planation of  the  reciprocal  program  ap- 
pears below.) 

The  new  agreements  work  .  .  .  but  too 
many  members  are  still  not  enjoying  this 
long-awaited  benefit.  The  reason;  many 
local  union  and  district  council  repre- 
sentatives who  serve  as  trustees  of 
benefit  funds  have  not  pushed  for  ap- 

proval of  the  documents  at  meetings  of 
boards  of  trustees.  On  the  pages  which 
follow  this  article  is  a  list  of  Pension 
Funds  and  welfare  funds  which  have 
approved  the  new  Reciprocal  Agree- 
ments. The  General  Officers  are  urging 
all  members  to  contact  their  local  union 
officers  to  get  this  protection  in  force  in 
your  fund. 

How  the  Pension  Reciprocal  Agreement  Works 

If  you  work  outside  the  area  covered 
by  your  local's  negotiated  pension  fund, 
the  pension  you  have  already  earned  is 
protected  (and  you  can  be  adding  to 
your  ultimate  pension)  (/your  fund  and 
the  one  under  which  you  are  working 
have  signed  the  new  agreement.  There 
is  no  transfer  of  money  in  some  situa- 
tions. Instead,  your  pension  credit  will 
be  maintained  in  each  fund  under  which 
you  work  and  when  you  retire  you  will 
receive  pension  checks  from  several 
Carpenter  pension  funds.  This  is  called 
the  "pro-rata"  or  "partial"  pension 

For  example,  suppose  you  have  7 
years  of  pension  credit  in  your  local 
union's  program  (sometimes  called  a 
home  fund)  and  then  you  leave  to  work 
in  other  jurisdictions.  Your  pension 
credit  record  might  look  like  this: 


Home  Fund  1977-1983 
Carpenter  Fund  "A" 

Carpenter  Fund  "B" 


7  years 
3  years 

5  years 

JANUARY,     1986 

If  you  retired  at  age  65  in  1992  and 
all  three  Funds  were  participating  in 
the  program  you  would  get  a  pension 
from  all  three  programs  because:  a) 
When  you  combine  the  credits  under 
all  three  Funds  you  would  have  more 
than  10  years  in  total;  b)  You  have  at 
least  one  year  of  credit  in  each  fund 
since  1955;  and  c)  You  meet  the  age 
requirement  for  a  pension.  Of  course, 
the  amount  of  the  monthly  check  you 
receive  from  each  of  the  funds  will  be 
based  only  on  the  credit  you  earned 
under  each  fund  and  on  each  fund's 
own  benefit  level. 

Another  possible  way  your  pension 
can  be  secured  is  if  the  funds  under 
which  you  work  sign  a  special  section 
of  the  Reciprocal  Agreement  called 
"Exhibit  B,"  or  the  Transfer  of  Con- 

Pension  and  welfare  agreements  which 
participate  in  the  national  program  are 
now  operating  in  35  states. 

tributions  arrangement.  Here,  contri- 
butions made  to  other  Carpenter  funds 
are  sent  to  your  local's  fund  periodically 
and  they  are  converted  into  pension 
credits  only  by  that  fund.  At  retirement, 
your  eligibility  and  the  amount  of  your 
pension  will  be  determined  only  by  your 
local's  fund.  And,  you  will  receive  a 
single  monthly  check  from  that  fund. 

For  example,  if  you  worked  under 
Carpenter  Fund  "A"  and  Carpenter 
Fund  "B"  as  shown  in  the  previous 
example,  those  funds  would  send  the 
contributions  back  to  your  home  fund. 
They  would  have  no  further  obligation 
to  pay  you  benefits.  Your  home  fund 
would  determine  the  value  of  those 
contributions  and  would  adjust  your 
pension  record  accordingly. 

Conditions — The  Transfer  of  Contri- 
butions arrangement  only  is  effective 

1.  All  the  funds  under  which  you  work 
have  signed  the  necessary  document 
(Exhibit  B)  and 

2.  You  sign  an  authorization  form  in- 
dicating that  you  want  the  contri- 
butions returned  to  your  local's  fund, 
within  60  days  of  the  time  you  start 
working  in  another  jurisdiction. 



Reciprocal  Agreements 

of  the  Pro-Rata  Pension  Plan 


Here  is  a  listing  of  pension  funds  wliich  have  signed  the  National  Carpenters  Pro  Rata  Pension  Agreement 
(NCPRPA)  or  the  International  Reciprocal  Agreement  for  Carpenter  Pension  Funds  (IRACP-A/B);  also,  a  listing 
of  funds  which  have  signed  the  toaster  Reciprocal  Agreement  for  Health  and  Welfare  Funds  (MRAH&W). 

The  funds  are  listed  by  state.  Councils  and/or  local  unions  covered  by  or  participating  in  a  specific  fund  are 
listed  following  each  fund.  (Is  your  fund  on  this  list— why  not?) 


Carpenter')  Local  Union  109  Pension  Fund 

(IRACP-A,  10/8/84) 
907  Two  Mile  Pike 
Goodletl>,ville,  Tennessee  37072 
(615)  859-0131 


Arizona  State  Carpenters  Pension  Trust 

Fund  (NCPRPA,  7/1/71) 
5125  North  16th  Street,  Suite  A104 
Phoenix,  Arizona  85016 
(602)  264-1804 

Arizona  Sliile  Di.slrici  Council 

Local  Unions:  857.  906.  I0S9.  1100. 
II5J.  1216.  1327.  1914 


Carpenters  Pension  Fund  of  Arkansas 

(NCPRPA,  5/1/81) 
1  Riverfront  Place,  Suite  580 
N.  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  72114 

Local  Unions:  690.  891 


Carpenters  Pension  Trust  Fund  for 

Northern  California  (NCPRPA,  1/1/72) 
995  Market  Street 

San  Francisco.  California  94103 

(415)  777-3863 

California  Stale  Council 
Bay  Counties  District  Council 
Golden  Empire  District  Council 
Monterey  Bay  District  Council 
North  Coast  Counties  District  Council 
Sacramento  Area  District  Council 
Santa  Clara  Valley  District  Council 
Sequoia  District  Council 
Sierra-Nevada  Foothill  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  22.  34.  35.  36.  42.  102. 
109-L.  144-L.  162.  180.  262.  316. 
354.  483.  550.  586.  642.  668.  701.  751. 
771.  829.  848.  925.  939.  981.  1040. 
1109.  1147.  1149.  1235.  1240.  1280. 
1323.  1381.  1408.  1418.  1486.  1496. 
1522.  1570.  1599.  1618.  1622.  1789. 
1861.  1869.  2006.  2035.  2046.  2114. 
2164.  2565 

Carpenters  Pension  Trust  Fund  for 

Southern  California  (NCPRPA,  10/27/71) 
520  South  Virgil  Avenue 
Los  Angeles,  California  90020 
(213)  386-8590 

Los  Angeles  District  Council 
Orange  County  District  Council 
San  Bernardino-Riverside  Counties 

District  Council 
Ventura  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  24.  40-L.  42.  235.  300. 
460-L.  563.  710.  721.  743.  769.  844, 
929.  944.  1046.  1052.  1062.  1113. 
1125.  1140.  1205.  1400.  1437.  1453. 
1478.  1497.  1506.  1507.  1607.  1632. 
1648.  1752.  1815.  1913.  1930.  1959, 
1976.  2015.  2042.  2172.  2203.  2231. 
2308.  2367.  2375.  2435,  2463.  2477 

Mill  Cabinet  Pension  Fund  for  Northern 
California  (NCPRPA,  1/1/81) 

995  Market  Street 

San  Francisco,  California  94103 

(415)  777-3863 

California  State  Council 

Bay  Counties  District  Council 

Golden  Empire  District  Council 

Monterey  Bay  District  Council 

North  Coast  Counties  District  Council 

Sacramento  Area  District  Council 

Santa  Clara  Valley  District  Council 

Sequoia  District  Council 

Sierra  Nevada  Foothill  District  Council 

San  Diego  County  Carpenters  Pension 

Fund  (NCPRPA,  6/16/71) 
3659  India  Street,  Room  100 
San  Diego,  California  92103 
(619)  565-9126 

San  Diego  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  1296.  1300.  1358.  1490. 
1571.  2020.  2078.  2080.  2398.  2600 

How  the  Health  and  Welfare 
Reciprocal  Agreement  Works 

For  health  and  welfare  coverage, 
a  separate  Reciprocal  Agreement  was 
developed.  Here,  the  system  works 
the  same  way  as  the  transfer  of 
contributions  program  for  pensions. 
If  you  work  under  another  fund's 
juiisdiction  and  both  that  fund  and 
your  local's  fund  have  signed  the 
agreement,  the  contributions  made 
on  your  behalf  will  be  sent  back  to 
your  local's  fund.  That  fund  will 
convert  the   money  into  eligibility 

credits  and  any  health  care  claims 
will  be  processed  only  by  your  lo- 
cal's Fund. 

Here,  too,  you  must  request  in 
writing  that  the  contributions  be  sent 
back  to  your  home  fund. 

Take  a  close  look  at  the  listing  of 
funds  which  have  signed  the  Recip- 
rocal Agreement.  If  your  fund  is  not 
there,  there  is  a  good  chance  that 
your  benefits  will  be  in  danger  any 
time  you  work  outside  your  regular 

fund's  area.  Make  sure  your  local's 
officers  do  everything  they  can  to 
have  your  funds  join  the  reciprocity 
program.  When  you  are  ready  to 
retire — or  when  you  have  a  large 
hospital  bill  that  won't  be  paid  be- 
cause you  lost  eligibility — it  will  be 
too  late  to  correct  the  problem. 

Copies  of  the  agreements  and  an- 
swers to  questions  about  them  are 
available  at  the  General  Office. 



Southern  California  Lumber  Industry 
Retirement  Fund  (NCPRPA,  5/3/77) 
650  South  Spring  Street,  Room  1028 
Los  Angeles,  California  90014 
(213)  625-7662 

Los  Angeles  District  Council 

Orange  County  District  Council 

San  Bernardino  and  Riverside  Counties 

District  Council 
Ventura  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  721.  743,  1062,  1140, 
1407.  1507,  1632.  1959,  2020,  2144, 
2172,  2288,  2477 


Centennial  State  Carpenters  Pension  Trust 

Fund  (NCPRPA,  10/22/71) 
789  Sherman  Street,  Suite  560 
Denver,  Colorado  80203 
(303)  831-4033 

Colorado  Centennial  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  55,  244,  362,  510,  515. 
1156.  1173.  1351.  1360.  1391.  1396. 
1583.  2243.  2249.  2413,  2467,  2834 


Connecticut  State  Council  of  Carpenters 
State-wide  Pension  and  Health  Funds 
(IRACP-A,  1/1/84)  (MRAH&W,  1/1/84) 

10  Broadway 

Hamden,  Connecticut  06518 


Connecticut  State  Council 
Local  Unions:  24,  30,  43,  210 


Central  Florida  Carpenters  District  Council 
Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A  &  B,  1/1/84) 
(MRAH&W,  1/1/84) 

P.O.  Box  20173 

Orlando,  Florida  32814 


Central  Florida  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  251-L,  1447,  1685,  1765 

Gulf  Coast  District  Council  of  Carpenters 

Pension  Fund  (DIACP-A,  1/1/84) 
3800  Fletcher  Avenue,  Suite  105 
Tampa,  Florida  33612 
(813)  977-7682 

Gulf  Coast  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  696,  1275,  2217,  2340 

Jacksonville  and  Vicinity  Carpenter's 
District  Council  Pension  Fund  (IRACP- 
A,  1/9/83)  (MRAH&W,  1/9/83) 

P.O.  Box  16845 

Jacksonville,  Florida  32245-6845 

(904)  398-3151 

Jacksonville  and  Vicinity  District 

Local  Unions:  627,  1278,  2292,  2411 

Palm  Beach  County  Carpenters  Pension 

Fund  (IRACP-A,  9/1/84) 
2247  Palm  Beach  Lakes  Boulevard,  Suite 


West  Palm  Beach,  Florida  33409 
(305)  689-8000 

Palm  Beach  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  628,  819,  959,  1308. 
1927.  2770.  3230 

South  Florida  Carpenters  Pension  Trust 

Fund  (IRACP-A,  10/1/83) 
P.O.  Box  560695 
Miami,  Florida  33156 
(305)  525-0612 

Broward  County  District  Council 
South  Florida  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  405.  727,  993,  1250, 
1379,  1394,  1509,  1554,  1641,  1947, 
2024.  2795,  3206 

Florida  Millwrights,  Piledrivers,  Highway 
Construction,  and  Divers  Pension/ 
Welfare  Funds  (IRACP-A,  1/1/84) 
(MRAH&W,  4/25/85) 

3500  Fletcher  Avenue,  Suite  105 

Tampa,  Florida  33612 

(813)  977-7682 

Local  Unions:  1000,  1026 


Idaho  Branch,  Inc.,  A.  G.  C. -Carpenter 

Pension  Trust  (NCPRPA,  6/1/80) 
1662  Shoreline  Drive,  Suite  200 
Boise,  Idaho 
(208)  345-5630 

Washington-Idaho-Montana  Carpenters- 
Employment  Retirement  Trust 
(NCPRPA,  7/1/71) 

E.  123  Indiana 

P.O.  Box  5434 

Spokane,  Washington  99205 

(509)  328-0300 

Local  Unions:  28,  88,  98,  112,  153,  220, 
286.  313.  398.  557.  670.  718.  770.  911, 
1085,  1172,  1211,  1332,  1524.  1691, 
1699.  1849,  2205,  2225,  2382,  2425. 


Carpenters  Welfare  and  Pension  Funds  of 
lUinois  (IRACP-A  &  B,  9/25/85) 
(MRAH&W,  9/25/85) 

28  North  First  Street 

P.O.  Box  470 

Geneva,  Illinois  60134 

(312)  232-7166 

Carpenters  Welfare  and  Pension  Funds  of 

Central  Illinois  District  Council 
Chicago  and  Northeast  District  Council 
East  Central  Illinois  District  Council 
Five  Rivers  District  Council  (Iowa) 
Four  Rivers  District  Council  (Kentucky) 
Madison  County  District  Council 
Northwest  District  Council 
Southeastern  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  4,  16,  44,  63,  166,  183 
189,  195,  295,  308,  347,  363,  377  ' 
378,  410,  422,  559,  633,  634,  636, 
638,  640,  644,  678,  725,  767,  772 
790,  904,  916,  990,  1027,  1260 
1267,  1412,  1535,  J  693.  1734.  1808, 
2049.  2087.  2158,  2310 

Chicago  District  Council  of  Carpenters 
Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A,  1/1/84) 
(MRAH&W,  1/1/84) 

12  East  Erie  Street 

Chicago,  Illinois  60611 


Chicago  and  Northeast  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  1,  10,  13,  54,  58.  62.  74- 
L.  80.  141.  181.  199.  242.  250.  272. 
434.  558.  839.  1185.  1307.  1539.  1693, 
1889.  1954 

Chicago  District  Council  of  Carpenters 
Millmen  Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A,  1/1/ 

12  East  Erie  Street 

Chicago,  Illinois  6061 1 

(312)  787-9455 

Chicago  and  Northeast  District  Council 
Local  Union:  1027 

Carpenters  District  Council  of  Madison 
County,  Illinois  and  Vicinity  Health  and 
Welfare  Fund  (MRAH&W,  11/28/83) 

617  W.  Chain  of  Rocks  Road 

Granite  City,  Illinois  62040 

(618)  931-0076 

Madison  County.  Illinois,  and  Vicinity 
District  Council 

Local  Unions:  295.  377.  378.  633.  725, 
990,  1267.  1535,  1808 

Danville  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  12/10/84)  (MRAH&W, 

17  E.  Main  Street 

Danville,  Illinois  61832 

(217)  442-0975 

Local  Union:  269 

Local  Union  496  Insurance  Fund 

(MRAH&W,  1/20/84) 
555  S.  Schuyler  Avenue,  Suite  220 
Kankakee,  Illinois  60901 
(815)  933-5041 


Northwest  Indiana  and  Vicinity  District 
Council  of  Carpenters  Pension  Trust 
Fund  (NCPRPA,  7/1/81) 

2111  West  Lincoln  Highway  (Route  30) 

Merrillville,  Indiana  46410 

(219)  769-6944 

Northwest  Indiana  and  Vicinity  District 

Local  Unions:  599,  1005,  1043,  1485 

Eastern  Indiana  Fringe  Benefit  Fund 

(MRAH&W,  2/23/84) 
3515  Washington  Boulevard 
Indianapolis,  Indiana  46205 
(317)  925-8925 

Eastern  Indiana  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  912,  1016 

Evansville  Area  Carpenters  Health  and 

Welfare  Fund  (MRAH&W,  9/13/83) 
1035  W.  Franklin  Street 
Evansville,  Indiana  47710 
(812)  422-6972 

Local  Union:  90 

JANUARY,     1986 


Local  Union  413  Health  and  Welfare  Fund 

(MRAH&W,  2/29/84) 
315  N.  Lafayette  Boulevard 
South  Bend.  Indiana  46601 
(219)  233-2138 

Indiana  State  Council  of  Carpenters  Health 
and  Welfare  Fund  (MRAH&W,  11/30/83) 
P.O.  Bo.x  55221 
Indianapolis,  Indiana  46205 

Iniliana/Kenliicky  District  Council 
Wahash  Valley  District  Council 
White  River  Valley  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  215,  222.  232.  292.  J65. 
565.  7M.  9J2.  1142.  IIS8.  1664.  1775. 
ISI6.  J2I0 

Carpenters  Labor  Management  Pension 

Fund  (IRACP-A,  3/6/85) 
5638  Professional  Circle 
Indianapolis.  Indiana  46241 


Local  Unions:  51.  71.  108,  202.  287, 
329,  475,  497.  514.  566.  569.  576.  665. 
763.  783.  857.  891.  943.  1015.  IIIO. 
1160.  1313,  1357.  1362.  1404.  1585, 
1683,  1686,  1796,  1836.  1865.  1894. 
1964.  2008.  2027,  2030,  2077,  2093, 
2110,  2201,  2321,  2342,  2367,  2696. 
2753,  2957 


Kansas  Construction  Trades  Open  End 

Pension  Trust  Fund  (NCPRPA,  1/1/72) 
4101  Southgate  Drive 
P.O.  Box  5168 
Topeka,  Kansas  66605 
(913)  267-0140 

Local  Unions:  750,  918,  1095,  1224. 
1445.  1587.  1980.  2279 


Falls  Cities  Carpenters  District  Council 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  1/1/85)  (MRAH&W, 

4017  Dixie  Highway 

Louisville.  Kentucky  40216 

(502)  448-6644 

Local  Unions:  64,  458.  1650.  2209,  3223 


Carpenters  District  Council  of  New 
Orleans  and  Vicinity  Pension  Fund  and 
Health  and  Welfare  Plan  (IRACP-A  &  B, 
1/1/84)  (MRAH&W,  12/1/83) 

1407  Decatur  Street 

New  Orleans.  Louisiana  701 16 


New  Orleans  and  Vicinity  District 

Local  Unions:  332,  584.  1846.  1931. 
2258.  2436 

United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  Local 
Union  1811  Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA, 

c/o  Southwest  Administrators 

P.  O.  Box  4617 

Monroe,  Louisiana  71201 

(318)  323-5121 

Northwest  Louisiana  Carpenters  Pension 

Plan  (IRACP-A,  1/1/84) 
2715  Mackey  Office  Place,  Suite  207 
Shreveport,  Louisiana  71118 

Local  Union:  764 

Carpenters  Local  1098  Pension  Fund 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  1/1/84)  (MRAH&W, 

5219  Choctaw  Drive 

Baton  Rouge,  Louisiana  70805 

(504)  355-0317 


Entry  from  New  Hampshire 

Cumberland.  Maryland,  and  Vicinity 
Building  and  Construction  Employees' 
Trust  Fund  (NCPRPA,  8/1/71) 

72  Greene  Street 

Cumberland,  Maryland  21502 


Local  Union:  1024 

Carpenters  Pension  Fund  of  Baltimore. 

Maryland  (IRACP-A  &  B,  5/23/85) 
1 105  North  Point  Boulevard,  Suite  306 
Baltimore.  Maryland  21224 
(301)  285-6200 

Local  Unions:  101,  191,  340,  544,  626, 
974,  1024.  1141,  1354,  1548,  2012 


Massachusetts  State  Carpenters  Annuity 

Fund  (IRACP-A  &  B,  2/1/84) 
69  Winn  Street 

Burlington,  Massachusetts  01803 
(617)  273-0260 

Local  Unions:  33,  40.  41,  48,  49.  56, 
67.  82,  107,  111,  218.  275.  424.  475. 
535.  596,  1121.  2168 

Western  Massachusetts  Carpenters 
Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA,  1/1/80) 
20  Oakland  Street 
Springfield,  Massachusetts  01108 
(413)  736-0486 

Local  Union:  108 

Carpenters  Local  Union  624  Health  and 

Welfare  Fund  (MRAH&W,  1/18/84) 
30  Cottage  Street,  Room  23 
Brockton,  Massachusetts  02401 
(617)  586-3081 

Carpenters  Local  Union  1305  Health  and 

Insurance  Fund  (MRAH&W,  1/10/84) 
239  Bedford  Street 
Fall  River.  Massachusetts  02721 
(617)  672-6612 


Michigan  Carpenters  Council  Pension 
Fund  (IRACP-A  &  B,  12/14/83) 
(MRAH&W,  1/1/84) 

241  East  Saginaw.  Suite  601 

East  Lansing,  Michigan  48823 


Local  Unions:  46,  100,  116,  297.  334, 
335,  512,  704,  871,  898,  958,  1132, 
1227.  1373.  1449.  1461.  1654.  1832. 

Local  Union  1028-L  flRACP-A  &  B 

Carpenters  Pension  Trust  Fund — Detroit 
and  Vicinity  (IRACP-A  &  B,  11/18/84) 
30700  Telegraph  Road.  Suite  2400 
Birmingham,  Michigan  48012 

Detroit  and  Vicinity  District  Council 
Local  Unions:  114,  118,  998.  1067. 
1102.  1301.  1452 
Detroit  Carpenters  Health  and  Welfare 

Fund  (MRAH&W,  6/30/83) 
20300  Civic  Center  Drive,  Suite  205 
Southfield,  Michigan  48076 
(313)  352-1970 

Detroit  and  Vicinity  District  Council 
Local  Unions:  114.  118.  998.  1067. 

Local  Union  5-L  Health  and  Welfare  Fund 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  1/1/82)  (MRAH&W, 

7301  Schaefer 

Dearborn.  Michigan  48126 


Millwright's  Local  1102  Health  and 
Welfare  Fund  (MRAH&W,  1/1/85) 

23401  Mound  Road 

Warren,  Michigan  48091 

(313)  756-3610 

Resilient  Floor  Coverers  Pension  Fund — 
Detroit  Area  (IRACP-A  &  B,  1/31/85) 
(MRAH&W,  1/31/85) 

Suite  4601.  Bingham  Center,  30700 
Telegraph  Road 

Birmingham,  Michigan  48010-3787 


Local  Union:  2265 

Twin  City  Carpenters  and  Joiners  Pension 
Fund  (IRACP-A  &  B.  12/5/85) 

2850  Metro  Drive.  Suite  404 

Bloomington.  Minnesota  55420 

(612)  854-0795 
Twin  City  District  Council 

Uxal  Unions:  7.  87.  548.  851.  889. 


Carpenters  District  Council  of  Kansas  City 
and  Vicinity  Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA,  9/ 
17/80)  (MRAH&W,  8/1/83) 
3100  Broadway,  Suite  505 
Kansas  City,  Missouri  64111 
(816)  756-0173 

Central  Missouri  District  Council 
Kansas  City  and  Vicinity  District 

Local  Unions:  27-L.  61.  110.  168.  311. 
499.  607.  714.  777,  797.  938.  945,  978. 
1262,  1271,  1329,  1434,  1529,  1635. 
1792.  1880.  1904.  1915.  1925.  1953. 
2057.  2099.  2297 
Local  Unions:  607,  1434,2057 
rMRAH&W  only.) 
Carpenters  Pension  Trust  Fund  of  St. 

Louis  (NCPRPA,  9/1/81) 
Carpenters  Building 
1401  Hampton  Avenue 
St.  Louis,  Missouri  63139 

(314)  644-4800 

5/.  Louis  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  5,  47.  73.  73-L.  185.  417. 
602.  795,  1008,  1596,  1739,  1795, 
1839,  1875,  1987,  2119,  2214.  2298. 




Washington-Idaho-Montana  Carpenters 
Employment  Retirement  Trust 
(NCPRPA,  7/1/71) 

n.  izj  inaiana 

P.O.  Box  54M 

Spokane,  Washington  99205 

(509)  328-0300 

Local  Unions:  28,  88,  98.  112.  153,  220. 
313,  398.  557.  670.  718,  770,  911, 
1085,  1172.  1211.  1332.  1524,  1691. 
1699,  1849.  2205.  2225,  2382.  2425. 


Lincoln  Building  and  Construction 
Industry  Pension  Plan  (NCPRPA,  2/19/ 

First  National  Bank  Building,  Suite  211 

100  North  56th  Street 

Lincoln,  Nebraska  68504 

(402)  466-1070 

Local  Union:  1055 

Omaha  Construction  Industry  Health, 
Welfare,  and  Pension  Plans  (IRACP-A  & 
B,  1/16/85)  (MRAH&W,  1/16/85) 

8707  W.  Center  Road 

Omaha,  Nebraska  68124 

(402)  392-2180 

Local  Union:  400 


Northern  Nevada  Carpenters  Pension 

Trust  Fund  (NCPRPA,  6/1/72) 
1745  Vassar  Street 
P.O.  Box  11337 
Reno,  Nevada  89510 

Local  Union:  971 

Construction  Industry  and  Carpenters 
Joint  Pension  Trust  for  Southern  Nevada 
(NCPRPA,  1/1/80) 

1830  East  Sahara  Avenue,  Suite  100 

Las  Vegas,  Nevada  89160-1320 

(702)  732-1966 

Local  Unions:  1780,  1822 


Northern  New  England  Carpenters 

Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A  &  B,  11/3/85) 
490  Valley  Street 
P.O.  Box  930 

Manchester,  New  Hampshire  03105 
(603)  622-0984 

Local  Unions:  320.  407,  538,  621.  625, 
921,  1487 


New  Jersev  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  1/1/83)  (MRAH&W,  1/1/ 

130  Mountain  Avenue 

Springfield,  New  Jersey  07081 

(201)  379-6100 

Central  New  Jersey  District  Council 
South  Jersey  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  65,  121,  124,  155.  393, 
399.  455,  542,  620.  623,  715,  781.  821, 
1006,  1107,  1489,  1578,  1743,  2018. 
2098,  2250 

Local  Union  15  (IRACP-A  &  B  only) 

E.  C.  Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A 

&  B,  6/13/84)  (MRAH&W,  6/13/84) 
76  South  Orange  Avenue 
South  Orange,  New  Jersey  07079 

Local  Union:  1342 

Carpenters  and  Millwrights  Local  3 1 
Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA,  10/6/71) 
1.  E.  Shaffer  &  Co.,  Administrator 
31  Airpark  Road 

Princeton,  New  Jersey  08540 
(609)  921-0644 

Carpenters  Resilient  Flooring  Local  Union 
2212  Pension  and  Welfare  Fund  (IRACP- 
A  &  B,  1/1/84)  (MRAH&W,  1/1/84) 

1503  Stuyvesant  Avenue 

Union,  New  Jersey  07083 



New  Mexico  District  Council  of 
Carpenters  Pension  Trust  Fund 
(NCPRPA,  1/1/81) 

1200  San  Pedro  NE 

P.O.  Box  11399 

Albuquerque,  New  Mexico  87192 

(505)  262-1921 

New  Mexico  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  1245,  1294,  1319,  1353, 


Hudson  Valley  District  Council  of 
Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA, 

632  Route  9W 
Newburg,  New  York  12550 
(914)  561-7885 

Hudson  Valley  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  245,  255,  258,  265 

Nassau  County  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 
(IRACP-A,  7/13/83)  (MRAH&W, 

1065  Old  Country  Road 

Westbury,  New  York  11590 

(516)  334-8300 

Nassau  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  1093,  1291.  1397,  1772, 

New  York  City  District  Council  of 
Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA, 

204-8  East  23rd  Street 

New  York,  New  York  10010 

(212)  685-2546 

New  York  City  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  17,  20,  135,  246,  257, 
296,  348,  531,  608,  740,  902,  1164, 
1456.  1536.  2155,  2287.  2632,  2947 

Suffolk  County  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 

(NCPRPA,  4/1/80) 
Fringe  Benefit  Funds 
Box  814 

Medford,  New  York  11763 
(516)  732-2544 

Suffolk  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  1222,  1837,  2669 

Westchester  County,  New  York, 
Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A  & 
B,  7/1/83)  (MRAH&W,  7/1/83) 

10  Saw  Mill  River  Road 

Hawthorne,  New  York  10532 

(914)  592-8670 

Westchester  County  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  53,  77,  149,  163,  188. 
350.  493.  543,  1134 

Carpenters  Local  Union  964  Pension  Fund 

(NCPRPA,  3/12/73) 
130  North  Main  Street 
New  City,  New  York  10956 
(914)  634-8959 


Ohio  Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (IRACP-A 

&  B,  12/12/83) 
3611  Chester  Avenue 
Cleveland,  Ohio  44114 
(216)  361-6190 

Capital  District  Council 

Cleveland  and  Vicinity  District  Council 

Lake  Erie  District  Council 

Maumee  Valley  District  Council 

Summit,  Medina,  and  Portage  Counties 

District  Council 
Tri-State  District  Council 
United  Counties  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  3.  11,  69,  105,  171,  182, 
186,  200,  248.  254,  267.  268.  356.  372. 
404.  437.  484,  639,  650,  660,  705,  735, 
892.  940,  976,  1079,  1108,  1138,  1241, 
1242,  1255,  1279,  1359,  1365,  1393, 
1426,  1438,  1454,  1457,  1519,  1581, 
1750,  1755.  1871,  1929,  2077,  2239, 
2333.  2662.  2906 

Cleveland  and  Vicinity  Carpenters  District 

Council  Hospitalization  Fund 

(MRAH&W,  10/26/83) 
361 1  Chester  Avenue 
Cleveland,  Ohio  441 14 
(216)  361-6190 

Cleveland  &  Vicinity  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  11,  105,  182,  254,  404. 
1108.  1365,  1750,  1871,  1929 

Miami  Valley  Carpenters  District  Council 

Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA,  8/1/71) 
201  Riverside  Drive,  Suite  3A 
Dayton,  Ohio  45404 
(513)  228-8139 

Miami  Valley  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  104,  1228,  1311,  1807. 
2248,  2408 

Ohio  Valley  Carpenters  District  Council 
Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA,  10/1/71) 
(MRAH&W,  6/17/85) 

200  Central  Trust  Building 

309  Vine  Street 

Cincinnati,  Ohio  45202 


Ohio  Valley  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  2,  47-L.  637.  698,  703, 
739,  873,  1477 

Construction  Industry  Health  and  Welfare 

Trust  (MRAH&W,  5/1/85) 
Delta  Lane  and  Old  Route  52 

JANUARY,     1986 


P.O.  Bo.x  1014 

South  Point.  Ohio  45680 

(614)  377-2742 

Local  Union:  1519 


(Oregon-Washington  Carpenters-Employers 
Pension  Trust  Fund  (IRACP-A,  2/24/84) 
(MRAH&W,  2/24/84) 

309  S.  W.  Si.xth  Avenue 

P.O.  Bo.x  3168 

Portland.  Oregon  97208 

(503)  225-5671 

Local  Unions:  190.  247.  426.  573.  738. 
780.  814.  933.  1001.  1036.  1065.  1094. 
1273.  1277.  1342.  1388.  1427.  1502. 
1543.  1707.  1715.  1760.  1857.  1896. 
1961.  2019.  2066.  2067.  2081.  2084. 
2130.  2133.  2154.  2181.  2204.  2218. 
2275.  2289.  2416.  2419.  3082 


Carpenters  Pension  Fund  of  Western 

Pennsylvania  (NCPRPA,  2/27/80) 
495  Mansfield  Avenue,  First  Floor 
Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania  15205 
(412)  922-53.30 

Western  Penn.sylvania  District  Council 

Uu-al  Unions:  33-L.  81.  142.  165.  206. 
211.  230.  333.  422.  462.  500.  541. 
556.  616.  682.  773.  900.  947.  1010. 
1014.  1088.  1160.  1419.  1759.  1936. 
1999.  2235,  2264.  2274 

Carpenters  Local  Union  261  Annuity  Fund 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  9/1/83)  (MRAH&W, 

431  Wyoming  Avenue 

Scranton,  Pennsylvania  18503 

(717)  342-9673 


Rhode  Island  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 

(NCPRPA,  1/18/72) 
14  Jefferson  Park  Road 
Warwick,  Rhode  Island  02888 

(401)  467-6813 

Rhode  Island  Carpenters  District 

Local  Unions:  94.  342.  801.  3086 


Middle  Tennessee  District  Council  of 
Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA, 

200  Church  Street 

Nashville,  Tennessee  37201 

(615)  859-0131 

Uical  Unions:  223.  1544 

Tri-Slate  Carpenters  District  Council  of 
Chattanooga,  Tennessee,  and  Vicinity 
Pension  Trust  Fund  (NCPRPA,  6/30/71) 

P.O.  Box  6035 

Chattanooga,  Tennessee  37401 

(615)  756-7638 

Tri-Slate  Chattanooga  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  50.  74.  654.  1002.  1274. 
1608.  1821.  1993.  2132.  2429.  2461. 
2470.  2490.  3257 

Carpenters  Local  Union  No.  345  Pension 

Plan  (NCPRPA,  1/1/80) 
750  Adams  Street 
Memphis,  Tennessee  38105 
(901)  525-1080 


Texas  Carpenters  Pension  Fund  (IRACP- 

A,  1/1/84) 
6162  East  Mockingbird  Lane,  Suite  207 
Dallas,  Texas  75214 
(214)  827-7420 

Local  Unions:  14.  977.  1266.  1565.  1884 

Houston  District  Council  of  Carpenters 
Pension,  Health,  and  Welfare  Plan 
(IRACP-A,  1/1/85)  (MRAH&W,  1/1/85) 

7151  Office  City  Drive,  Suite  101 

Houston,  Texas  77087 

(713)  644-6223 

Local  Unions:  213.  526.  973.  1084. 
1226.  1334.  1890.  2232 


Utah  Carpenters  and  Cement  Masons 

Pension  Fund  (NCPRPA,  7/28/72) 
3785  South  7th  East 
Salt  Lake  City,  Utah  84106 

Carpenters  District  Council  of  Utah 

Local  Unions:  784.  450.  722.  1498.  2202 


Entry  from  New  Hampshire 


Carpenters  Retirement  Trust  of  Western 

Washington  (NCPRPA,  8/3/76) 
P.O.  Box  1929 
Seattle,  Washington  98111 

Washington  Stale  Council  of 

Seattle.  King  County,  and  Vicinity 

District  Council 

Local  Unions:  131.  317.  470.  562.  756. 
770.  1144.  1148.  1303.  1532.  1597. 
1699.  1708.  1797.  2127.  2205. 

Millmens  Retirement  Trust  of  Washington 

(NCPRPA,  11/23/71) 
2512  Second  Avenue,  Room  206 
Seattle,  Washington  98121 
(206)  624-8236 

Local  Unions:  338.  2234 

Washington-Idaho-Montana  Carpenters 
Employment  Retirement  Trust 
(NCPRPA,  7/1/71) 

E.  123  Indiana 

P.O.  Box  5434 

Spokane,  Washington  99205 

(509)  328-0300 

Local  Unions:  28.  88.  98.  112.  153.  220. 
286.  313.  398.  557.  670.  718.  770.  911. 
1085.  1172.  1211.  1332.  1524.  1691. 
1699.  1849.  2205.  2225,  2382.  2425. 

Tacoma  Millmen's  Pension  Trust  Fund 

(IRACP-A,  1/1/84) 
P.O.  Box  1894 
Tacoma,  Washington  98401 
(206)  572-6818 

Local  Union:  1689 


Chemical  Valley  Pension  Fund  of  West 
Virginia  (IRACP-A  &  B,  9/23/85) 

401  Eleventh  Street 
Huntington,  West  Virginia  25701 
(304)  52.5-0331 

Chemical  Valley  District  Council 
North  Central  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  128.  476.  518.  604.  899. 
1159.  1207.  1369.  1911.  2430 

Carpenters  Health  Fund  of  West  Virginia 

(MRAH&W,  5/29/85) 
401  Eleventh  Street 
Huntington,  West  Virginia  25701 

Chemical  Valley  District  Council 
North  Central  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  128.  476.  518.  604.  899, 
1159,  1207.  1369.  1911.  2430 


Wisconsin  State  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 
(IRACP-A  &  B,  10/13/83)  (MRAH&W, 

P.O.  Box  4002 

Eau  Claire,  Wisconsin  54702 


Central  Wisconsin  District  Council 
Fox  River  Valley  District  Council 
Wisconsin  River  Valley  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  204.  252.  314.  361.  406. 
606.  630.  657.  755.  782.  820.  836.  849, 
955.  1063.  1074.  1143.  1146.  1246. 
1344.  1364.  1403.  1521,  1709.  1844. 
1864.  1919.  2064,  2112,  2129.  2244. 
2246.  2334,  2351,  2504,  2898.  3203 

Building  Trades  United  Pension  Trust 
Fund — Milwaukee  and  Vicinity  (IRACP- 
A  &  B.  8/16/83) 

2323  N.  MayfairRoad 

Milwaukee,  Wisconsin  53226 

(414)  257-4150 

Milwaukee  District  Council 

Local  Unions:  10-L.  264.  344.  1053, 
1114.  1181,  1208,  1314,  1573,  1741, 
2073,  2283,  2331,  2337 

Racine  Construction  Industry  Pension 
Fund  (IRACP-A  &  B,  8/26/85) 
(MRAH&W,  8/1/84) 

1824  Sycamore  Avenue 
Racine,  Wisconsin  53406 
(414)  634-3583 

Local  Union:  91 


Wyoming  Carpenters  Pension  Fund 

(NCPRPA,  1/1/76) 
200  Consolidated  Royalty  Building 
Casper,  Wyoming  82601 
(307)  235-5636 

Uwal  Unions:  469.  1564.  1620 



Carpenter,  BC's  On  the  Level 
Win  Awards  in  ILCA  Judging 

Once  again,  Carpenter  magazine  garnered 
awards  in  tlie  annual  International  Labor 
Communications  Association's  competition. 
In  the  1985  competition  (covering  1984  edi- 
tions), Carpenter  took  first  place  for  best 
cover  with  a  February  1984  safety  cover, 
and  third  place  for  best  feature  with  "The 
Real  Truth  About  Housing  Costs"  in  the 
September  1984  issue. 

Commending  the  February  cover,  the 
judges  remarked:  "Framed  within  the  page, 
a  montage  on  job  safety  strongly  emphasizes 
red  in  the  four-color  process  to  dramatize 
danger  in  a  most  effective  way.  Keyed  to  a 
new  series  starting  inside,  this  cover  is  a 
model  of  its  kind." 

"The  Real  Truth  About  Housing  Costs," 
also  published  in  brochure  format,  received 
the  comment,  "Useful  economic  back- 
ground and  good  graphics  show  that  mort- 
gage interest  rates  —  not  the  wages  of 
construction  workers  —  are  to  blame  for  the 
high  cost  of  new  homes." 

For  the  second  year  in  a  row,  the  British 
Columbia  Provincial  Council  of  Carpenters' 
newspaper  On  The  Level  was  the  first  choice 
for  general  excellence  among  regional  pub- 
lications of  fewer  than  20,000  circulation. 

"The  judges  picked  On  The  Level  for  the 
top  award  because  they  were  impressed  by 
its  activist  emphasis  upon  news  you  can  use, 
whether  to  design  a  gambrel  roof  today  or 
a  new  economy  tomorrow.  Dozens  of  stories 
are  packed  into  a  hefty  package  of  well- 
reported  stories  accompanied  by  informa- 
tive, clearly  labeled  photographs.  A  sample 
of  the  page-top  section  titles  from  a  typical 
issue  —  Newslines,  Around  the  Province, 
Union  News,  Solidarity  News,  Organizing, 

ILCA  Secretary-Treasurer  James  Cesnik, 
left,  presents  the  1985  awards  to  General 
Secretary  John  S.  Rogers,  editor,  and 
Roger  Sheldon,  associate  editor. 

Politics,  International  News,  Level  Dossier, 
Labour  History,  and  Back  Page  —  only 
hints  at  the  wide-ranging  concerns  covered 
in  this  fascinating,  action-oriented  publica- 

There  are  more  than  20  UBC  local  union 
and  council  newsletters  and  newspapers 
being  published  in  the  United  States  and 
Canada.  If  your  local  or  council  would  like 
advice  and  assistance  in  starting  a  news- 
sheet  for  your  members,  write:  Carpenter, 
101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W.,  Washington, 
D.C.  20001 

Alice  Perkins 
Gets  Acrylic  Eyes 

Alice  Perkins,  the  little  girl  bom  10  years 
ago  without  a  face  and  adopted  by  UBC 
family  Ray  and  Thelma  Perkins  of  Mary  ville, 
Tenn.,  continues  to  undergo  surgery. 

Her  nose  and  upper  plate  already  surgi- 
cally created  by  Dr.  John  Lynch  at  Vander- 
bilt  Hospital,  Alice  lacked  only  eyes.  She 
received  blue  eyes,  created  by  John  Carney, 
one  of  only  150  oculists  in  the  U.S.,  last 
October.  Formers  were  installed  a  year  earlier 
to  increase  the  size  of  the  interior  of  Alice's 
eye  sockets  to  hold  the  acrylic  eyes.  The 
final  stop  was  pressure  bandages  over  Alice's 
new  eyes  so  that  the  sockets  and  eyes  could 
adjust  to  each  other. 

Although  the  eyes  will  have  to  be  replaced 
periodically  as  Alice  grows ,  "They  look  very 
natural,"  says  Thelma  Perkins.  "She's  so 
proud  of  those  eyes." 

Next  spring  Alice  is  scheduled  for  exten- 
sive surgery  —  a  bone  graft  to  close  the 

Recent  donations  to  Carpenters  Helping 
Hands,  Inc.,  are  listed  below.  Donation  total 
at  the  end  of  November  was  $168,640.83. 

Local  Union,  Donors 

8,  Dennis  F.  Dempsey 

8,  Francis  McKenna 

17,  William  Wood 

17,  Ernest  J.  Piombino 

213,  Eldridge  Bustion 

531,  Ellen  &  Harold  Myck 

1437,  Charies  Clark 

Additional  Donors:  Patricia  Weaver,  Doug 

Flowers,  Alcoa  Twenty-Five  Year  Service 

Club,  Stuart  Robbins,  and  Mr.  and  Mrs. 

Floyd  Timm. 

Contributions  should  be  made  out  to  lielping  Hands  and 
sent  to  Helping  Hands,  United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters 
and  Joiners  or  America,  101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W., 
Washington,  D.C.  20001. 

Missing  Children 

If  you  have  any  information  that  could  lead  to  the  location  of  a 
missing  child,  call  The  National  Center  for  Missing  and  Exploited 
Children  in  Washington,  DC,  1-800-843-5678 

HENSLEY,  15,  has  been 
missing  from  her  home 
in  Louisiana  since  Janu- 
ary 5,  1983.  Her  hair  is 
dark  blond  and  her  eyes 
are  blue. 


has  been  missing  from 
Colorado  since  July  1 1 , 
1984.  His  hair  is  light 
brown  and  his  eyes  are 

GER,  9,  has  been  miss- 
ing from  her  home  in 
New  Hampshire  since 
November  13,  1984.  Her 
hair  and  eyes  are  brown. 


has  been  missing  from 
his  home  in  Oregon 
since  May  23,  1984.  His 
hair  is  dark  blond  and 
his  eyes  are  brown. 

JANUARY,     1986 


locni  union  nEuis 

Aid  for  Members 
At  Dillard  Mills 

Sydney  Bowl  Construction  Underway 

Five  hundred  UBC  members  at  the  Dillard 
Sawmills  of  the  Roseburg  Forest  Products 
Company  in  Dillard,  Ore.,  have  been  certi- 
fied by  Secretary  of  Labor  William  E.  Brock 
as  eligible  to  apply  for  cash  benefits,  training, 
and  other  employment-related  assistance  un- 
der the  Trade  Adjustment  Assistance  pro- 

The  members  of  Local  2949,  Roseburg, 
Ore.,  were  engaged  in  the  production  of 
softwood  lumber  used  in  construction  proj- 
ects. Many  were  totally  or  partially  sepa- 
rated from  their  jobs  because  of  foreign 
imports.  The  Office  of  Trade  Adjustment 
Assistance  conducted  an  investigation  and 
provided  the  basis  for  certification. 

Anyone  terminated  from  a  job  at  the 
facility  on  or  after  June  7.  1984.  is  eligible 
for  TAA  benefits.  The  program  provides 
cash  compensation  for  a  total  of  52  weeks 
at  the  same  rate  paid  weekly  for  regular 
unemployment  insurance  in  Oregon.  Eligible 
workers  receive  52  weeks  of  payments  minus 
the  number  of  weeks  for  which  they  may 
have  already  collected  Ul  benefits.  When 
enrolled  in  an  approved  training  program, 
workers  may  receive  up  to  26  additional 
weeks  of  cash  benefits.  The  employment 
security  agency  in  Oregon  will  administer 
assistance  through  local  offices  under  pro- 
visions of  the  Trade  Act  of  1974. 

Colorado  Picnic 

A  horseshoe  loiirnamenl  and  hohhy  exhibit 
were  just  two  of  the  activities  enjoyed  last 
year  hy  the  families  allendinf;  Berlhoiid. 
Colo..  Local  510' s  annual  membership 
family  picnic.  Above  are  horseshoe 
chumps  Lou  Devens  and  partner.  Below, 
the  hobby  crafts  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hullie 
Mullen  are  enjoyed  hy  picnickers. 

Members  of  Lixnl  I5HS.  .Sydney.  N.S..  are  involved  in  the  construction  oj  (  iniic  ^lo. 
Phase  2  of  the  Convention  Centre  Project  being  built  in  Sydney  for  the  Canada  Winter 
Games  I9K7.  The  Centre  has  two  stories  with  a  mezzanine  between  floors.  The  total  size 
is  approximately  100,000  square  feet,  with  a  5.000-scat  bowl,  a  J.OOO-seal  arena  with  a 
portable  stage,  and  an  ^50-seal  theater  on  the  upper  howl  with  a  2,500-seut  theater  and 
u  spacious  display  area. 

Builders,  Unionists  Honored  in  Peekskill 

At  Local  I63's  Labor-Management  Dance  were,  from  left,  Andrew  O'Rourke,  county 
executive.  Steward  Midler,  general  contractor:  Ralph  Cannizzaro,  retired  secretary- 
treasurer.  Westchester  District  Council:  David  Bogdonoff,  builder;  Richtird  Jackson, 
mayor  of  Peekskill:  Gordon  Lyons,  dinner  dunce  chairman:  and  George  Pataki.  New 
York  Slate  asemblvman. 

At  a  recent  labor-management  dinner 
dance.  Local  163.  Peekskill,  N.Y.,  honored 
two  area  builders  that  have  been  building 
union  for  50  years.  Also  honored  was  Ralph 
Cannizzaro.  a  representative  for  the  local 
for  1.^  years,  serving  on  the  Westchester 
District  Council  for  10  years.  Toastmaster 
Gordon  Lyons  stressed  the  need  for  labor 
and  management  to  work  together,  and  urged 

people  on  both  sides  to  "put  away  person- 
alities in  order  to  serve  their  membership.'" 
Proclamations  were  received  from  the 
county  and  state  assemblies,  along  with  a 
letter  of  congratulations  from  President  Rea- 
gan, and  Congressman  Hamilton  Fish  en- 
dorsed the  affair  wholeheartedly.  Proceeds 
from  the  affair,  attended  by  .53.5  people,  were 
given  to  the  honorees'  favorite  charities. 

Illinois  Opera  House  Renovation 

As  a  part  of  their  community's  Job  Train- 
ing Partnership  Act,  Local  904,  Jacksonville, 
III.,  operated  a  Summer  Youth  Labor  Project 
this  past  summer.  The  program  involved  five 
youths  in  a  labor  intensive  project  to  help 
renovate  the  Phoenix  Opera  House  in  Rush- 
ville.  111. 

The  youths  made  the  building  structurally 
sound,  repairing  damage  caused  by  age  and 

water.  The  materials  were  provided  by  the 
opera  house,  and  the  Two  Rivers  Regional 
Council  of  Public  Officials  furnished  the 
necessary  tools  and  equipment. 

Projects  such  as  this  are  sponsored  to 
provide  training  in  the  construction  trades 
and  allow  the  rehabilitation  or  improvement 
of  community  buildings  that  would  not  other- 
wise be  possible. 



'Building  America' 
Exhibit  Scores 
Success,  Ready 
For  More  Display 
In  Tlie  New  Year 
—Are  You  Interested? 



isirurtion  Master" 


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The  UBC's  big  centennial  exhibit,  "Build- 
ing America,"  first  put  on  display  at  the 
General  Convention  in  Chicago,  III.,  in  1981, 
has  been  viewed  by  thousands  in  the  five 
years  since  it  was  created.  Designed  to  show 
how  the  crafts  represented  by  our  union 
have  helped  to  make  the  United  States  and 
Canada  great  since  the  first  colonists  landed 
on  our  shores,  the  exhibit  has  been  on  display 
in  such  major  cities  as  Omaha,  Neb.,  Phoe- 
nix, Ariz.,  Santa  Fe,  N.M.,  Los  Angeles, 
Calif.,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.,  and  Washington,  D.C. 

The  exhibit  is  designed  for  easy  erection 
and  dismanthng.  Between  showings,  it  is 
housed  in  a  40-foot  trailer. 

"Building  America"   is  a   1 27-foot-long 

Our  centennial  exhibit, 
"Building  America,"  was 
shown  last  fall  in  the 
North  Plaza  lobby  of  the 
U.S.  Department  of  La- 
bor, Washington,  D.C.  A 
crew  of  apprentices  from 
the  D.C.-Md.-Va.  Train- 
ing School,  shown  here, 
handled  the  installation. 

"walk  through"  display  which  commemo- 
rates a  century  of  labor-management  coop- 
eration in  the  construction  industry. 

The  exhibit  shows  in  a  series  of  dramatic 
and  historical  pictures  how  skilled  craftsmen 
have  helped  to  build  America  for  the  early 
colonies  to  the  20th  century.  Among  the 
many  photographs  are  early-day  pictures 
from  the  UBC  archives. 

It  is  still  available  for  showings  at  state 
fairs,  museums,  shopping  centers,  and  sim- 
ilar locations.  To  arrange  such  showings  in 
your  area,  your  local  union  or  council  should 
discuss  the  matter  with  General  Secretary 
John  S.  Rogers  at  the  General  Office  in 
Washington,  D.C. 

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JANUARY,     1986 


Members  of  Local  301 1 .  Wil.^on.  /V.C  .,  iiimc  din  in  xirong  support  of  their  picket  line  ul  the 
Hackney  Brothers  Body  Company  plant.  November  4.  A  pif;  roast,  prepared  near  the  picket  line, 
helped  to  keep  members  fed  and  morale  hif^h  diirini;  the  early  daws  of  the  strike. 

Local  3011  Members  Walk  Out  at  Hackney 
Bros.  Body  Co.,  Settle  for  3%  Increase 

One  hundred  and  twenty  members  of  U  BC 
Local  3011  walked  off  their  jobs  November 
4  at  Hackney  Brothers  Body  Co.  in  Wilson, 
N.C.,  rejecting  contract  proposals  by  the 

It  was  the  first  strike  in  the  company's 
131-year  history.  Hackney  Brothers  em- 
ployees have  been  union  members  since 

"This  is  not  an  economic  strike."  Tony 
Delorme,  business  representative  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  Industrial  Council,  said.  ""It  is  a 
strike  about  the  way  these  people  are  treated, 
and  they  are  not  treated  well."' 

It  is  reported  that  relations  with  manage- 
ment soured  when  Hackney  officials  said 
they  would  be  terminating  the  traditional 
time-and-a-half  pay  for  employees  working 
overtime  and  would  pay  the  regular  hourly 
wage  instead.  The  employees  also  asked  for 
transfer  of  the  company"s  insurance  policy 
from  its  current  carrier  to  another  organi- 
zation which  would  provide  broader  cover- 
age at  lower  cost. 

Local  3011  went  back  to  work  the  first 
week  of  December,  agreeing  to  a  39r  wage 
increase.  Other  issues  remain  to  be  settled. 
Approximately  45  new  members  were  signed 
up  by  the  local  union  during  the  strike. 

Call  Channel 
"Home  Doctor": 
The  Call's  Free 

Channel  Home  Centers,  a  major  East 
Coast  retailer  of  wood  products,  has 
a  toll  free  number  (1-800-CHANNEL) 
which  the  public  can  call  with  any 
questions  about  home  fix-ups.  Chan- 
nel is  a  major  retailer  of  L-P  "Wa- 
ferboard"",  with  its  over  100  stores 
targeted  for  L-P  boycott  handbilling. 
UBC  members  may  want  to  take 
advantage  of  this  opportunity  to  cour- 
teously convey  to  the  Channel  "Home 
Doctor"  that  they  will  not  patronize 
Channel  Home  Centers  as  long  as 
L-P  products  are  sold. 

Banquet  attendants  at  Local  ilOi's  20th 
anniversary  celebration  held  recently  in 
Martinsville.  Va. 

Martinsville  Local 
Marks  Anniversary 

Twenty  years  of  operation  for  UBC  Local 
3103.  Martinsville,  Va.,  was  recently  cele- 
brated by  members.  Local  3103  President 
Houston  Surber  Jr.,  acted  as  master  of 
ceremonies  for  the  special  banquet  and  dance, 
introducing  a  number  of  speakers  including 
Fred  Martin,  one  of  the  original  20  members 
who  helped  organize  the  local,  and  Tony 
Delorme,  who  spoke  on  "H5%  in  "85."" 
Richard  Hearn  presented  awards  to  employ- 
ees. Local  3103  is  a  member  of  the  Mid- 
Atlantic  Industrial  Council. 

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h'red  Martin,  left,  i^ives  the  podium  to 
Robert  .Spencer,  a  recent  retiree  of  Local 



Golden  Hammer 
Award  to  Flath 

Pictured  above,  from  left,  are  Larry 
Hodgin,  financial  secretary.  Local  1120: 
Elvin  Busby,  president  of  the  Local:  and 
Virgil  Flath  with  his  Golden  Hammer. 

Virgil  Flath,  Local  1120,  Portland,  Ore., 
was  recently  presented  a  Golden  Hammer 
Award  in  appreciation  of  all  his  time  and 
efforts  on  behalf  of  the  group.  For  the  past 
six  years,  Flath  has  served  as  their  recording 
secretary,  and  before  that  he  held  several 
other  offices.  He  is  presently  a  member  of 
the  apprenticeship  committee  and  is  shop 
steward  at  Specialty  Woodworking  in  Port- 
land. The  specially  inscribed  plaque  was 
donated  by  Vaughan  and  Bushnell,  tool 

Bolger  Honored 

The  56th  Annual  Convention  of  the  Illi- 
nois State  Council,  recently  assembled  in 
East  Peoria,  III.,  honored  retired  Fox 
River  Valley  District  Council  President 
Paul  Bolger. 

Bolger,  left,  holds  a  special  plaque  pre- 
sented to  him  by  State  Council  Executive 
Secretary-Treasurer  Dick  Ladzinski  and 
Council  President  Don  Gorman. 


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.  .  .  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: 










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The  United  Way  of  Michigan  found  Nicole 
Conley's  sparkling  smile  and  pretty  blue 
eyes  to  be  just  right  for  their  Labor  Poster 
Child.  Her  dad,  Tim  Conley,  a  third-year 
millwright  apprentice  with  Local  1102,  De- 
troit, Mich.,  and  his  wife  Brenda  quickly 
agreed.  They  were  happy  to  do  something 
for  the  United  Way — especially  after  all  that 
United  Way  agencies  had  done  for  them. 

Last  April  the  Conleys  discovered  that 
their  daughter  Nicole,  who  was  only  16 
months  old,  had  leukemia.  Her  skin  was 
frequently  bruised  and  a  simple  touch  brought 
tears  to  her  eyes.  After  five  months  of 
treatment,  Nicole's  cancer  had  gone  into 
remission,  and  the  family  gratefully  wel- 
comed back  their  happy  little  girl.  But  all  is 
not  over;  Nicole  still  undergoes  chemother- 
apy every  three  weeks  (she's  on  a  three- 
year  program),  and  also  requires  special 
attention  since  her  immune  system  is  weak- 

Much  of  her  medical  attention  comes  from 
the  United  Way  and  United  Foundation 
agencies  who  have  provided  medical  and 
financial  assistance  to  the  Conleys.  "We 
couldn't  get  by  without  them,"  the  couple 
says.  Today  Nicole's  picture  smiles  down 
from  posters  throughout  their  area  reminding 
all  that  "thanks  to  you  it  works." 


Dale  Hollopeter,  a  member  of  Local  1394, 
Fort  Lauderdale,  Fla.,  was  recently  honored 
by  the  presentation  of  his  George  Meany 
Award  during  an  AFL-CIO  Ball  at  the  Dip- 
lomat Hotel  in  Hollywood,  Fla.  Hollopeter 
was  given  the  award  in  recognition  of  his 
outstanding  service  to  youth  through  the 
programs  of  the  Boy  Scouts  of  America. 

Currently  a  member  of  the  Troop  Com- 
mittee for  Pack  1 15  in  Wilton  Manors,  Fla., 
Hollopeter  became  involved  in  scouting  48 
years  ago  by  joining  Scout  Troop  93  in 
Hinella,  N.J.  Throughout  the  years,  he  has 
served  as  Junior  Assistant  Scout  Master, 
Cub  Master,  and  as  a  committee  member 

for  various  troops  in  both  Florida  and  New 

In  addition  to  his  work  with  the  Boy 
Scouts,  Hollopeter  is  also  a  member  of  the 
Doric  Blue  Lodge  140,  'York  Rite  Bodies, 
Council  of  Royal  and  Select  Masters,  Chap- 
ter of  Royal  Arch  Masons  Keystone  Chapter 
20,  Knights  Templar  Malta  Connandery  35, 
and  the  Scottish  Rite  Bailey  of  Lake  Wkorth, 
32nd  Degree. 


Pascal  McGuinness,  president  of  the  New 
York  City  and  Vicinity  District  Council, 
was  recently  feted  by  the  Grand  Council  of 
United  Emerald  Societies.  McGuinness 
was  chosen  as  their  1985  "Irishman  of  the 
Year."  He  is  pictured  above  receiving 
congratulations  from  '  'honorary  Irish- 
men." From  left,  are  New  York  City 
Comptroller  Harrison  J.  Gotdin ,  Congress- 
man Mario  Biaggi.  McGuinness,  and 
Thomas  Manton. 


Vernon  R.  Pursley  III  of  New  Haven, 
Mo.,  recently  took  top  honors  in  a  state- 
wide contest  sponsored  by  the  Missouri 
Association  of  Realtors 
with  an  essay  titled, 
"How  Becoming  a 
Homeowner  Can  Give 
Me  a  Voice  in  Amer- 
ica." His  prizes  in- 
cluded a  plaque  and  a 
$500  check.  In  a  prelim- 
inary contest,  he  had 
been  awarded  a  $100 
cash  prize  by  the  Frank- 
lin County  Board  of  ' 
Realtors.  Pursley 

Pursley  is  the  son  of  Rosalyn  and  Vernon 
Pursley  Jr.  His  father  is  a  22-year  member 
of  Local  47,  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  his  grand- 
father, Vernon  Sr.,  is  a  38- year  member  of 
the  same  local. 

In  1984  Pursley  was  the  recipient  of  the 
National  4-H  Gardening/Horticulture  award 
presented  by  Ortho  Chevron  which  gave  him 
a  $  1 000  scholarship  and  an  all-expenses-paid 
trip  to  Chicago,  III.,  for  the  National  4-H 
Congress.  He  is  currently  studying  horti- 
culture at  East  Central  College  in  Union, 
Mo.,  on  a  scholarship. 

JANUARY,     1986 


In  The  News 

Beautifying  tlie  Sctiool 

From  flowers  to  four-by- 
fours,  Chris  Heyer  strives  for 
perfection  in  everything  she 
does.  The  28-year  old.  second- 
year  apprentice  at  the  Stony 
Point  Apprentice  Training 
Center,  is  a  member  of  Local 
964,  Roctiland  County  and  Vi- 
cinity. N.Y..  and  spends  her 
spare  time  beautifying  the  lo- 
cal's headquarters  in  New  City, 
N.Y.,  by  planting  flowers  and 
vegetables  in  their  barren  plot. 
"It's  just  my  way  of  saying 
'  Its  just  my  way  of  saymg  thank  you,"  she  explains;  a  way  to 
repay  kindness  shown  to  her  by  union  members.  Before  planting 
a  single  seedling,  Heyer  borrowed  several  books  on  gardening 
from  her  local  library  "so  1  wouldn't  do  the  job  haphazardly,"  as 
she  told  a  reporter  from  the  Rockland  County  Journal  News.  She 
stopped  by  the  local  office  on  a  regular  basis  last  spring  while  she 
was  working  at  a  construction  site  just  down  the  road.  "Before 
going  to  work,  I'd  stop  by  and  plant  flowers.  Sometimes  I  even 
gardened  on  the  weekends,"  she  said. 

When  Heyer  started  last  May,  there  was  nothing  but  weeds  in 
the  patch  that  was  soon  filled  with  petunias,  marigolds,  peppers, 
and  tomatoes.  And  the  neighbors  of  the  union  frequently  com- 
mented on  how  professional  her  arrangement  of  the  flowers  looked. 
Heyer  gets  raves  for  her  carpentry,  too,  Richard  Bonacore, 
coordinator  of  the  Stony  Point  Apprentice  Training  Center  says. 
"Chris  is  one  of  the  best  apprentices  to  come  to  us.  When  she's 
around  you  know  it  because  she  gives  more  than  the  average 
person,  whether  it  be  digging  a  ditch  or  planting  a  flower." 

New  Heart  Gives  New  Start 

We've  all  heard  of  "getting 
a  new  lease  on  life,"  and  we 
usually  consider  it  a  figure  of 
speech.  But  Michael  Covert,  a 
23-year  member  of  Local  1839, 
Washington,  Mo.,  gives  new 
meaning  to  the  old  expression. 
In  June  of  1984  Michael  be- 
gan experiencing  chest  pains. 
He  immediately  saw  his  doctor 
and  was  hospitalized  for  car- 
dial miopathy,  an  enlargement 
of  the  heart.  In  October  he  went  into  cardiac  arrest.  Although  his 
condition  eventually  stabilized,  he  was  unable  to  even  walk  because 
he  was  so  weak.  On  Nov.  26,  1984,  Michael  got  a  new  start  when 
doctors  performed  a  heart  transplant  operation. 

In  an  amazing  three  months,  Michael  had  completely  recovered 
from  the  operation.  He  returned  to  his  job  doing  trim  work  for 
CSC  and  ConTech.  There  are  no  restrictions  on  his  activity  and 
he  can  do  everything  he  used  to  do. 

Michael  and  wife  Peggy  are  grateful  to  the  Carpenters'  Health 
and  Welfare  Trust  Fund  for  the  financial  assistance  they  received, 
but  they're  more  grateful  to  the  organ  donor  who  made  Michael's 
new  life  possible.  "If  it  wasn't  for  an  organ  donor,  I  wouldn't  be 
here,"  he  says. 

Michael  Cover!  with  wife 
Pegf>\  and  daughter  Jennifer. 

West  Virginia  Members 
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In  early  November  torrential  rains,  churned  up  by  the 
fringes  of  a  hurricane,  poured  14  inches  of  rain  over  a  three- 
day  period  on  Moorefield,  W.Va.,  flooding  the  watershed 
of  the  Potomac  and  Shenandoah  Rivers.  Homes  were  torn 
apart  and  towns  devastated  by  the  flood  waters. 

More  than  75%  of  the  town  of  Moorefield  was  covered 
by  flood  waters.  Members  of  UBC  Local  2101  employed 
by  the  American  Woodmark  Corp.,  suffered  extensive 
damages.  By  November  10,  453  homes  were  uninhabitable. 
There  were  four  deaths  and  four  persons  missing.  A  total 
of  23  American  Woodmark  employees  lost  their  homes  and 
personal  belongings.  Only  two  were  covered  by  insurance. 
Thirty-four  American  Woodmark  employees  suffered  se- 
vere water  damage  to  their  homes. 

The  UBC's  Mid-Atlantic  Industrial  Council  has  appealed 
for  monetary  and  material  aid  for  those  stricken.  The 
Brotherhood  has  made  an  initial  contribution  of  $10,000, 
and  the  Mid-Atlantic  Council  has  added  $2,500,  but  much 
more  is  needed. 

The  personnel  director  of  American  Woodmark  has  com- 
piled a  list  of  the  individual  losses,  and  persons  able  to 
contribute  to  Local  2101  flood  relief  are  urged  by  Richard 
Hearn,  secretary  of  the  Mid-Atlantic  Council,  to  make 
checks  out  to  "UBC  Local  2101  Flood  Relief  Fund"  and 
send  contributions  to:  UBC  Mid-Atlantic  Industrial  Council, 
P.O.  Box  966,  Marion,  Va.  24354. 



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Berthoud  Grads 

New  journeymen  carpenters  receiving  cer- 
tificates and  belt  buckles  from  Local  510, 
Berthoud,  Colo.,  are,  from  left,  Tom 
Lemmo,  Eileen  Marie,  Richard  Parody, 
and  Chris  Baggiani. 

Non-Union  Apprentice 
Court  Suit  Fails 

Non-union  contractors  in  Washington  State 
lost  a  suit  claiming  that  state  rules  governing 
wage  rates  for  apprentices  constitute  illegal 
price  fixing.  The  suit  was  aimed  at  the  state's 
Department  of  Labor  and  Industries  and  six 
current  and  former  members  of  the  Appren- 
ticeship and  Training  Council. 

The  court  ruled  against  the  contractors  on 
the  grounds  that  authority  for  the  rules  "can 
be  found  within  the  council's  broad  authority 
to  regulate." 

The  non-union  contractors  claim  the  rules 
require  them  to  pay  such  high  wage  rates 
they  are  almost  "completely  excluded"  from 
"effective  competition  for  public  works  con- 
tracts in  the  state." 

The  ruling  ensures  for  the  time  being  that 
contractors'  competitiveness  does  not  come 
at  the  expense  of  fair  wages.  Judge  Voor- 
hees,  who  presided  over  the  case,  said  the 
standards  were  set  to  establish  a  framework 
for  a  "progressively  increasing  scale  of  wages 
to  be  paid  apprentices." 

California  State 
Contest  Winners 

The  27th  Annual  California  State  Appren- 
ticeship and  Training  Contest  was  held  in 
Santa  Barbara  recently.  All  of  the  contest- 
ants had  won  a  first  or  second  place  in  a 
local  competition  before  advancing  to  the 
state  contest. 

The  entrants  were  each  given  a  set  of 
plans  and  eight  hours  to  complete  their 
assigned  project.  The  judges  considered  both 
quality  and  efficiency  of  the  work.  In  addi- 
tion ,  there  was  a  four-hour  written  test  which 
was  worth  30%  of  the  total  competition. 

All  of  the  contestants  were  guests  at  an 
award  banquet  held  at  the  Mirmar  Hotel 
after  the  contest  was  completed.  Kent  Shub- 
ert,  Local  1418,  Lodi,  46  No.  Counties,  took 
a  first  place  in  the  carpentry  division;  David 
Hukill,  Local  721,  Los  Angeles,  il  So. 
Counties,  was  the  first  place  mill-cabinet 
worker;  and  John  Brick,  Local  1607,  Los 
Angeles  won  in  the  millwright  division. 

Awards  were  presented  by  Creighton 
Blenkhom,  director,  joint  apprenticeship  and 
training  committee  fund  for  Southern  Cali- 
fornia; Frank  Benda,  director,  46  Northern 
Counties  Carpenters  Joint  Apprenticeship 
and  Training  Committee;  and  Bill  Williams, 
director,  San  Diego  and  Vicinity  Carpenters 
Joint  Apprenticeship  and  Training  Commit- 
tee. Trophies  were  presented  by  Thomas  L. 
Benson,  chairman,  California  State  JATC; 
and  Hans  Wachsmuth  Jr.,  vice-chairman  of 
the  California  JATC.  Each  contestant  was 
given  his  cash  award  and  a  plaque. 


Gilbert  H.  Adams,  63,  recently  retired 
from  Local  1454,  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  due  to 
poor  health.  He  has  an  array  of  millwright 
tools,  many  never  used  and  some  still  in 
their  original  boxes. 

He's  offering  them  for  sale  to  fellow 
UBC  millwrights.  Call  Adams  at  (513)  988- 
0070  or  write:  Gilbert  Adams,  700  Green- 
wood Lane,  Trenton,  OH  45067. 

Kent  Shubert,  Local  1418.  Lodi,  Calif, 
winner  in  the  carpentry  competition,  is 
pictured  above,  left,  with  C.C.  Blenkhorn, 
center,  and  Tom  Benson. 

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First  prize  winner  in  the  mill-cabinet  com- 
petition was  David  Hukill,  Local  721,  Los 
Angeles,  Calif. 

John  Brick,  Local  1607,  Los  Angeles, 
Calif,  during  the  millwright  competition  in 
which  he  won  first  place. 

Graduates  at  Niagara-Genesee 

Local  280,  Niagara-Genesee  and  Vicinity,  Lockport, 
N.Y.,  recently  graduated  a  class  of  12  apprentices,  which 
included  its  first  women  journeymen.  The  newly  gradu- 
ated are  pictured  above.  Front  row,  from  left,  are  Justine 
Mt.  Pleasant,  Kevin  O'Brien,  Mark  Teoli,  Kenneth  Fura, 
and  Audrey  Waszak.  Back  row,  from  left,  are  John 
Woods,  Ray  Lamb  Jr.,  Phil  Kratz,  David  Lucatra,  Duane 
Deutschner,  Dennis  Lunney,  and  James  Hackett. 

JANUARY,     1986 


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Apprenlicei  Dean  Scoll.  Local  906,  Glen- 
dale.  Ariz.,  rear,  and  Vernon  Nen\  Local 
1089,  Phoenix,  Ariz.,  al  work  on  the  home- 
less shelter  in  Phoenix.  Ariz. 

A  group  of  UBC  apprentices,  outside  the  shelter,  front  row,  from  left,  arc  Clary  Liinig, 
Local  1216,  Mesa,  Ariz.:  and  Vernon  New.  Local  1089,  Phoenix,  Ariz.  Back  row  from 
left,  are  Fred  Work,  head  of  apprenticeship  and  training  program:  Scott  Dean,  Local 
906.  Glendale.  Ariz.:  Dennis  Hill,  Local  1089,  Phoenix,  Ariz.:  Ron  Rinickcr.  Local  1089 
Phoenix.  Ariz.:  and  Brian  Bailey,  Local  906,  Glendale,  Ariz. 

Arizona  Members 

Build  Shelter 

For  Homeless  Men 

Apprentices  from  the  Arizona  Carpenters' 
Apprenticeship  and  Training  Committee  were 
among  union  members  from  over  a  dozen 
labor  organizations  who  volunteered  their 
time  and  talents  to  erect  a  new  shelter  for 
homeless  men  in  the  Phoenix,  Ariz.,  area. 
The  project  was  the  product  of  a  team  effort 
by  labor,  city  officials,  and  contractors. 

Members  of  14  building  trades  unions  built 
the  facility,  which  was  financed  mostly  by 
a  $10,000  donation  from  the  Central  Arizona 
AFL-CIO  and  the  Phoenix  Fire  Fighters. 
Earlier  this  year,  union  crews  renovated  a 
women's  facility  in  the  same  complex. 

The  13.000  square  foot  shelter  was  literally 
rebuilt  during  the  six  months  it  was  under 
construction.  It  now  includes  an  open  shower 
area,  laundry  room,  and  a  dining  and  activity 
area.  Shelter  Director  Art  Stillwell  credits 
organized  labor  for  their  cash  and  manpower 
contributions  of  over  $40,000,  and  for  "tak- 
ing the  lead  in  this  project." 

Dealing  Deficit 

Continued  from  Page  3 

In  the  months  ahead  we  shall  see  how 
much  the  Reagan  Administration  and  the 
Congress  will  actually  trim  from  the  federal 
government's  trillion-dollar  shopping  list. 

Reform  Tax  Laws 

Continued  from  Page  3 

On  December  1 1  tax  reform  lost  out  to 
"politics  as  usual"  as  Republican  Congress- 
men, supported  by  special  interests  and  the 
corporate  lobbyists,  defeated  the  legislation 
through  procedural  maneuvering.  We'll  have 
to  wait  and  see  what  1986  will  bring. 

Brian  Bailey,  Local  906.  Glendale,  Ariz., 
looks  pleased  to  be  pounding  another  nail 
in  place  for  this  community  service 

Ron  Rinicker.  left.  Load  1089,  Phoenix. 
Ariz.,  and  Gary  Lunig,  Local  1216,  Mesa, 
Ariz.,  work  together  on  this  installation. 



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

Sculpture  Visited 

New  Kensington  Retirees'  Luncheon 

Barney  Rust,  a  retired  carpenter  from  Lo- 
cal 114,  East  Detroit,  Mich.,  sent  us  a 
photograph  of  the  bronze  sculptured  car- 
penter featured  on  our  September  cover. 
His  photograph  was  taken  before  the 
lunch  bucket  and  thermos  bottle  were  re- 
moved from  the  statue,  and  includes  his 
granddaughter,  Nicole  Ervin,  left,  and  a 
friend,  Debbie  Morland.  According  to 
Rust,  these  two  young  ladies  brought  a 
smile  to  the  bronze  face. 

Fancy  Butter  Churns 

"Polished  country"  is  the  way  Joseph 
Sinclair,  of  Local  1245,  Clearwater,  Fla., 
describes  the  products  he  creates.  He  makes 
a  variety  of  items,  but  the  most  chal- 
lenging task  he  has  encountered  is  the 
old-fashioned  butter  | 
chum  pictured  to  the 
right.  The  churn  is 
made  of  poplar  with 
stainless  steel  bands. 
His  daughter  paints 
country  scenes  on 
many  of  his  products 
before  they  are 
stained  to  gleaming 
finish.  Brother  Sin- 
clair was  formerly  a  ^ 
member  of  Local  ^ 
160,  Philadelphia, 
Pa.  ' 

Oldest  Member  Dies 

Feb.  3,  1985,  Ingvald  Watten  of  Local 
361,  Duluth,  Minn.,  reached  the  age  of  100. 
He  died  November  8  in  Park  Point  Manor. 

Bom  in  Kristiansund,  Norway,  and  a 
resident  of  Duluth  for  80  years,  Watten  was 
"a  good  mechanic  and  a  good  union  mem- 
ber," according  to  his  many  friends.  He 
designed  and  buik  many  houses  for  Con- 
tractor-Developer Gunnar  Johnson  over  a 
period  of  16  years.  He  retired  to  a  nursing 
home  at  the  age  of  73,  but  even  there  he 
continued  doing  carpentry  work  and  land- 
scaping during  his  first  10  years  there. 

Retirees'  Club  Number  32  of  Local  333,  New  Kensington,  Pa.,  gathered  at  the  Hill 
Crest  Country  Club  in  Lower  Burrell,  Pa.,  for  its  thrid  quarterly  luncheon.  Pictured 
above  from  left,  are  H.  Bohickik,  E.  Hvizdos,  M.  Shaffer,  M.  Kordos,  A.  Gutknecht,  J. 
Hettmen,  S.  DeSimone,  and  G.  Fiscus. 

Middle  row,  from  left,  are  J.  Talbot,  president:  B.  Eshbaugh;  A.  Kunkle;  E.  Boyd:  B. 
Davis:  J.  Deren:  J.  Burnett:  D.  Downs:  and  A.  Girard,  business  representative. 

Back  row,  from  left,  are  R.  Cribbs,  C.  Kammerdeiner,  E.  McMillen,  J.  Sommers,  J. 
Bahnak,  and  F.  Crissman. 

Avoid  Snow  Shoveling  As  You  Grow  Older 
Short  Stretches,  fCeep  yuarm 

Snow  shoveling  is  a  strenuous  exercise,  akin  to  weight-lifting.  It's  hard  on  the  heart 
(more  than  1,200  deaths  annually  are  linked  to  shoveling  snow)  and  on  legs,  arms  and  the 
back.  Even  those  in  good  physical  condition  must  be  careful  and  limit  what  they  do. 
Older  persons,  and  those  not  in  good  physical  condition,  should  leave  snow  shoveling  to 
others  or,  if  they  feel  they  must  shovel  the  snow,  they  should  do  it  carefully. 

Shoveling  is  an  isometric  exercise  that  requires  6  to  15  times  the  energy  that  a  body 
uses  at  rest — an  overload  then  can  make  enormous  demands  on  a  body's  cardiovascular 
system.  A  professional  magazine.  The  Physician  and  Sportsmedicine,  gives  some  tips: 

Use  a  short  shovel  with  a  small  scoop.  Dress  comfortably,  to  be  warm,  but  don't  dress 
so  heavily  that  you're  hot  inside:  Increased  body  temperature  can  add  stress  to  your 
cardiovascular  system.  Begin  gradually.  Lift  only  small  loads,  lifting  with  your  legs  and 
not  your  back,  pushing  the  snow  instead  of  lifting  if  you  can  and  avoid  straightening  up 
and  throwing  snow  aside.  Those  40  and  over  should  do  their  shoveling  in  short  stretches, 
resting  between  them.  Don't  take  the  dangerous  approach  of  thinking  you  want  to  get  the 
shoveling  over  with  and  then  rest. 

The  magazine  recommends  wearing  a  cold-weather  mask  or  a  scarf  to  help  warm 
inhaled  air.  And  it  warns  against  large  meals,  coffee,  tea,  colas,  alcohol  or  tobacco 
before  or  after  shoveling.  There  is  strong  medical  agreement  that  a  quick  drink  or  two 
will  help  ward  off  the  cold;  it  doesn't  and  may  even  make  the  dangers  of  cold  and 
exercise  harder  on  the  body. 

If  Your  Car  Won't  Start  In  Cold  Weather 
Jump  Starts,  Don't  Smoke 

Whether  you  drive  or  not,  cars  should  be  started  daily  in  cold  weather  and  run  for  five 
minutes  or  so. 

However,  starting  a  cold  car  puts  an  added  strain  on  batteries.  Millions  of  drivers  run 
into  trouble  every  winter;  auto  clubs  and  garages  have  a  difficult  time  trying  to  keep  up 
with  service  calls. 

Many  car  owners  buy  jump-start  cables  to  start  cars  themselves.  It's  more  dangerous 
than  nine  out  of  ten  realize.  The  National  Society  to  Prevent  Blindness  issues  warnings 
annually  against  battery-related  eye  injuries.  It  offers,  for  25  cents,  a  glow-in-the-dark 
sticker  listing  safety  tips.  Send  a  quarter  to  the  organization  at  79  Madison  Avenue,  New 
York,  NY  10016  and  request  the  battery  sticker. 

Briefly,  don't  smoke;  be  sure  ignitions  are  off  when  attaching  cables  (the  cars  should 
be  in  park  or  neutral  and  not  touching);  check  that  the  dead  battery  has  fluid  in  the  cells 
and  isn't  frozen);  be  sure  the  bad  battery  and  the  good  one  are  of  the  same  voltage,  and 
make  absolutely  certain  that  you  follow  jump-start  directions.  If  you  don't  know  what 
you're  doing,  don't  do  anything — your  safety,  your  battery,  and  your  car  could  be  in 
jeopardy  if  you  make  a  mistake. 

JANUARY,     1986 



•  ACCURATE  TO  1/32" 

•  REACHES  100  FT. 


Save  Time,  Money,  do  o  Better  Job 
With  This  Modern  Woter  Level 

In  just  a  few  minutes  you  accurately  set  batters 
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for  remodeling. 


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Why  wast€  money  on  delicate  'wV'' 
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thousands  of  carpenters,  builders,  inside  trades, 
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Send  check  or  money  order  for  $16.95  and 
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TKe  Attainment 
of  CompLle  So- 
da! Justice  is  iKe 
Goal  of  iKe  Later 

m^^mum     april.  i9is     h^i^^h 

Several  readers  have  written  us  asking 
for  reproductions  of  the  1915  Carpenter 
cover,  like  the  one  shown  above  and  suita- 
ble for  framing.  The  reproduction  is  now 
available  in  dark  blue  on  white,  tan,  gol- 
denrod,  green,  salmon,  cherry,  or  yellow. 
Readers  may  obtain  such  reproductions  al 
SVi"  X   IP/:"  dimensions  by  sending  50«  in 
coin  to:  General  Secretary  John  S.  Rogers, 
United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and 
Joiners  of  America.  101  Constitution  Ave., 
N.W.,  Washington,  D.C.  20001.  Indicate 
color  preferred. 

Vote  At  Nord 
Is  Contested 

On  Oct.  4,  1985,  the  National  Labor  Re- 
lations Board  ruled  that  the  E.  A.  Nord  Co., 
Everett,  Wash.,  had  committed  unfair  labor 
practices  in  its  dealings  with  UBC  Local 
1054,  and  had  wrongfully  interfered  with  the 
fairness  of  the  July  II,  1984,  decertification 

Therefore,  the  NLRB  ruled  that  a  new 
election  must  be  held  to  determine  whether 
Nord  employees  wished  to  be  represented 
by  UBC  Local  1054  after  all.  After  over  two 
years  of  strike  activity.  Brotherhood  mem- 
bers were  ready  to  cast  their  ballots  for  the 
UBC  in  the  Dec.  4,  1985,  election. 

The  election  results  favored  Local  1054: 
484  votes  were  cast  for  the  UBC,  and  284 
were  cast  against  the  union.  Unfortunately, 
the  464  votes  of  the  striking  Local  1054 
members  are  being  challenged  since  they 
had  not  worked  at  the  plant  in  over  12 
months.  This  12-month  ruling  is  currently 
being  contested  and,  once  again,  it  is  time 
to  wait  for  the  NLRB  decision. 

It  is  interesting  to  note  that,  of  the  484 
votes  for  the  UBC,  20  votes  were  cast  by 
strike-breakers  brought  in  by  Nord. 

Quebec  Construction 
Election  Brings 
Indecisive  Results 

None  of  the  major  trade  unions  listed  on 
the  ballot  for  the  recent  province-wide,  con- 
struction-industry-representation election  in 
Quebec  won  a  decisive  majority  in  the  No- 
vember voting. 

Consequently,  two  of  them  will  have  to 
merge  their  memberships  in  order  to  gain 
total  representation  in  the  province,  accord- 
ing to  Claude  Lafontaine,  financial  secretary 
of  Local  2817. 

The  International  (representing  the  United 
Brotherhood)  garnered  approximately  IWc 
of  the  total  vote,  second  to  the  Federation 
des  Travailleurs  de  Quebec  (F.T.Q.),  which 

On  December  4,  the  day  of  the  NLRB 
recertification  election.  Local  1 054  mem- 
bers were  still  on  the  picket  line  after  874 
days  of  strike. 

General  Office 

General  President  Patrick  J.  Camp- 
bell has  announced  two  recent  staff 

Lewis  K.  Pugh  has  been  named  to 
head  the  UBC  Research  Department. 
He  fills  a  vacancy  created  by  the  death 
of  Nicholas  Loope  last  year.  Pugh 
has  been  working  with  Assistant  to 
the  General  President  Jim  Davis  on 
juridictional  matters.  Prior  to  that  he 
served  as  secretary  of  the  Washing- 
ton, D.C,  Md.,  Va.  District  Council 
of  Carpenters. 

Ted  Kramer,  formerly  with  the  Ap- 
prenticeship and  Training  Depart- 
ment, replaces  Pugh  in  the  Jurisdic- 
tional Department. 

obtained  approximately  42%  of  the  total 

Quebec  millwrights  showed  almost  a  two- 
to-one  preference  for  the  International,  but 
Carpenters  ran  fourth  to  the  F.T.Q.,  the 
C.S.N.  (Confederation  des  Syndicate  Na- 
tionaux),  and  the  C.S.D.  (Centrale  des  Syn- 
dicate Democratiques.) 

The  executive  committee  of  Millwrights  Local  2182.  Montreal.  Que.,  played  a  vital  role 
in  the  recent  Quebec  construction  industry  election.  Its  members  include,  from  left.  M. 
Denis  Guertin.  Jean  Guy  Godin.  Jacques  Champagne.  Gerard  Renaud.  Roger  Desro- 
siers,  Jacques  Gelinas.  Germain  Parenteau.  Gilles  Apestiguy.  Francois  Lebel.  Gilles 
Douce t.  and  Dorima  Boulay. 



Hazards  of  Winter 

The  snow  and  the  icicles  of  winter  bring 
both  joy  and  hardship  to  UBC  members  and 
their  families  across  the  land  this  month.  It's 
a  time  to  bring  out  the  blankets,  the  heaters, 
and  the  snow  plows.  We  offer  these  words  of 

SNOW  THROWERS-Consumers  who 

clear  driveways  and  sidewalks  with  snow  throw- 
ers are  cautioned  by  safety  experts  to  use 
extreme  caution  when  clearing  snow  and  debris 
from  clogged  discharge  chutes  and  blocked 
augers  or  collectors  on  the  machines.  Keep 
your  hands  and  feet  away  from  all  rotating  and 
moving  parts.  Stop  the  engine  whenever  you 
leave  the  operator  position.  Even  better,  remove 
the  key,  spark  plug  wire,  or  power  cord.  Make 
sure  your  area  of  operation  is  a  good  distance 
from  other  people  and  pets.  Never  fill  the  fuel 
tank  indoors  or  add  fuel  to  a  running  or  hot 
engine.  Read  your  owner's  manual. 

Most  snow  thrower  injuries  fiappen  when  consumers 
try  to  clear  snow  from  the  discharge  chute  or  debris 
from  the  auger/collectors.  Keep  hands  arid  feet  away 
from  all  rotating  and  moving  parts. 

planning  to  buy  a  kerosene  heater  this  winter 
should  check  state  and  local  building  codes  and 
fire  ordinances  to  determine  if  kerosene  heaters 
are  permitted.  New  voluntary  manufacturing 
standards  for  kerosene  heaters  became  effective 
all  over  the  U.S.  last  December,  the  Consumer 
Product  Safety  Commission  tells  us.  They  pro- 
vide for  additional  safety  features  which  were 
not  present  in  many  heaters  manufactured  ear- 
lier. When  purchasing  a  kerosene  heater,  look 
for  improved  guards  or  grills  that  reduce  the 
risk  of  bums;  a  manual  shut-off  device;  cau- 
tionary labels  that  stress  the  use  of  1-K  kero- 
sene; a  wick-stop  mechanism  that  prevents  a 
dangerously  low  setting. 


Improved  guards 
or  grills. 

CAUTION:  Improper  fuel  may 
cause  pollution  and  sooting 
"of  the  burner.  Use  only  water 
clear  No.  1-K  Kerosene. 
DANGER:  Risk  of  explosion. 
Never  use  gasoline  in  this 

CAUTION:  Risk  of 
indoor  air  pollution. 
Use  this  heater  only 
in  a  well  ventilated 
area.  See  operating 
instructions  for 


HEAT  TAPES — Homeowners  and  mobile 
home  residents  who  use  electric  heat  tapes  to 
prevent  exposed  water  pipes  from  freezing  are 
cautioned  by  government  safety  experts  to  in- 
spect the  tapes  for  possible  fire  hazards.  Also 
known  as  pipe  heating  cables,  heat  tapes  consist 
of  two  wires  enclosed  in  molded  plastic  insu- 
lation which  emit  heat  due  to  electrical  current 
passing  through  the  wires  when  the  cable  is 
plugged  into  an  outlet.  Some  heat  tapes  are 
plugged  in  year-round,  and  a  thermostat  located 
in  the  power  supply  cord  turns  on  the  tape 
whenever  the  outdoor  temperature  approaches 
freezing.  In  one  study  of  35  fires,  investigators 
learned  that  40%  of  the  heat  tapes  were  "ov- 
erwrapped";  that  is,  the  tape  was  lapped  over 
itself  when  the  consumer  installed  the  tape 
around  the  pipe.  When  in  doubt  have  a  qualified 
electrician  check  your  installation. 

•  Install  only  as  instructed. 

•  Heat  tape  must  not  overlap  or  touch  Itself. 

•  Replace  if  electrical  insulation  fias  deteriorated. 

JANUARY,     1986 






AVE.  NW,  WASH.,  D.C.  20001 




A  young  man  took  a  job  painting 
higlnw/ay  stripes.  On  his  first  day, 
he  painted  for  10  miles;  the  second 
day,  five  miles:  and  the  third,  one 
mile.  On  the  fourth  day,  the  boss 
called  him  in  for  a  talk. 

"You're  fired,"  the  boss  said.  "You 
were  doing  fine  at  first,  but  now 

"I  can't  help  it,"  the  young  man 
explained.  "Each  day  I  get  farther 
from  the  paint  can." 

— Boys'  Life 



A  young  Swede  appeared  at  the 
county  judge's  office  and  asked  for 
a  license. 

"What  kind  of  a  license?"  asked 
the  judge.  "A  hunting  license?" 

"No,"  was  the  answer.  "Aye  tank 
aye  bane  hunting  long  enough.  Aye 
want  marriage  license." 



Here  lies  the  bones  of  Nancy  Jones 
For  her  life  held  no  terrors; 

She  was  born  a  maid,  died  a  maid. 
No  hits,  no  runs,  no  errors! 


First  Hunter;  "It's  getting  awfully 
late  and  we  haven't  hit  a  thing  yet." 
Second  Hunter;  "Let's  miss  two 
more  apiece  and  then  go  home." 
— Rubber  Neck 
URW  Local  26 



The  husband  surprised  his  wife 
with  another  man  in  a  dimly-lighted 
cocktail  lounge.  "Well!"  he  shouted. 
"What  does  this  mean?' 

"See!"  exclaimed  the  wife  to  her 
table  companion.  "I  told  you  he  was 


The  agricultural  expert  recently 
gave  a  group  of  gentlemen  farmers 
this  advice; 

"Never  milk  a  cow  during  a  thun- 
derstorm. She  may  be  struck  by 
lightning — and  you'll  be  left  holding 
the  bag." 


A  passenger  in  a  plane  sat  re- 
laxed at  a  window  observing  the 
spectacle  of  the  heavens.  Suddenly 
a  parachutist  appeared  and  drifted 

"Going  to  join  me?"  the  parachu- 
tist yelled. 

"No,  I'm  very  happy  where  I  am," 
the  contented  passenger  an- 

"Just  as  you  like,"  called  the 
parachutist,  "but  I'm  the  pilot," 


In  the  midst  of  this  toil  and  strife 

I  haven't  got  time  for  a  wife 

If  I  stand  the  test 

I  will  have  compressed 

and  cut  down  on  the  years  of  my 


— James  MacDonald 
Dayton,  Ohio 


Did  you  hear  about  the  fellow 
who  fell  into  the  lensgrinding  ma- 
chine and  made  a  spectacle  of 



A  Texan  was  trying  to  impress  on 
a  Bostonian  the  valor  of  the  heroes 
of  the  Alamo.  "I'll  bet  you  never  had 
anything  so  brave  around  Boston," 
he  boasted. 

"Did  you  ever  hear  of  Paul  Re- 
vere?" asked  the  Bostonian. 

"Paul  Revere?"  mused  the  Texan. 
"Isn't  he  the  guy  that  ran  for  help?" 
— Rubber  Neck 
URW  Local  26 



"The  younger  generation  is  get- 
ting a  lot  of  criticism  these  days.  I 
really  can't  condemn  them,  be- 
cause I  was  something  of  a  cutup 
myself  during  my  teens.  I  remember 
vividly  when  our  high  school  prin- 
cipal called  me  into  his  office  one 
afternoon.  He  had  my  entire  record 
in  front  of  him.  After  studying  it  for 
many  minutes,  he  looked  up  at  me 
and  said,  'Have  you  ever  thought 
seriously  of  becoming  a  dropout?" 



The  salesman  breezed  into  the 
office  one  sultry  afternoon.  "Hi,  Wil- 
lie," he  greeted  the  office  boy. 
"Haven't  seen  you  in  a  long  time. 
How's  your  boss  standing  the  heat?" 

"Haven't  heard,"  came  Willie's 
terse  reply.  "He's  only  been  dead 
a  week." 



Working  toward  his  Cooking  merit 
badge,  a  Scout  brought  home  a 
chicken,  plucked  it,  and  put  it  in 
the  oven.  When  he  opened  the  oven 
door  an  hour  later,  the  chicken  sat 
up,  and  said,  "Look,  kid,  either  turn 
on  the  heat  or  give  back  my  feath- 
ers." —Boys'  Life 






Lafayette,  La. 
Picture  No.  1 

Lafayette,  La. 
Picture  No.  2 

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. 

Lafayette,  La. — Picture  No.  3 

Lafayette,  La. — Picture  No.  4 

Lafayette,  La. — Picture  No.  6 

Lafayette,  La. 
Picture  No.  5 

Lafayette,  La. 
Picture  No.  7 

Lafayette,  La.— Picture  No.  1 0 


Members  of  Local  1897  were  recently 
honored  for  their  dedicated  years  of  service  to 
the  UBC. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  46-year  member  Ben 

Picture  No.  2  shows  44-year  member  Nelson 

Picture  No.  3  shows  Kossuth  Broussard  and 
James  R.  Wise  who  received  their  40-year  pins. 

Lafayette,  La. — Picture  No.  8 

Picture  No.  4  shows  members  receiving  35- 
year  pins,  front  row,  from  left:  Edward  M. 
Sellars,  Norris  Latiolais,  R.  L.  Benoit,  Louis  J. 
Belsome,  and  Wallace  Domingue. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Dennis  Sellars  (who  was 
also  honored  for  his  31  years  of  service  to  the 
local  as  business  representative  and  financial 
secretary),  Forrest  J.  Rogers,  Elvie  Menard,  M. 
J.  Broussard,  Lennie  Arceneaux,  Pershing 
Gautreaux,  and  John  A.  Thibodeaux. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  36-year  member 
Antoine  Dugas. 

Picture  No.  6  shows  the  recipients  of  30- 
year  pins,  front  row,  from  left:  L.  J.  Dore, 
Vernon  Colson,  Louis  D.  Barras,  Didier 
Broussard,  and  Roy  Lasseigne. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Lionel  Wyble,  Percy 
Landry,  and  Woodrow  Tong. 

Picture  No.  7  shows  31 -year  member  Robert 
H.  Read. 

Picture  No.  8  shows  25-year  pin  recipients, 
front  row,  from  left:  Joseph  W.  Hebert,  Emile 
Guilbeau,  and  Clarance  Ducharme. 

Back  row,  from  left:  John  Meriweither, 
Ashton  Dugas,  Alton  Broussard,  and  Francis 

Picture  No.  9  shows  20-year  pin  recipients, 
from  left:  Lawrence  Angelle,  Michael 

Lafayette,  La. — Picture  No.  9 

Ardeneaux,  Mentor  Doucet,  Wilbert  Foreman, 
and  Clyde  Jeansonne. 

Picture  No.  10  shows  22-year  member 
Keremic  P.  Bajat  Sr.  who  was  also  honored  for 
having  served  as  president  of  the  local  for  the 
past  10  years. 

Also  presented  with  service  pins,  but  not 
pictured  were:  45-year  pin  recipient  IHerman 
Sonnier;  40-year  pin  recipients  Joseph  Aycock, 
Leonard  Chaddick,  Olivier  J.  Credeur:  35-year 
pin  recipients  Saris  P.  Aucoin,  James  Aycock, 
Agnus  Broussard,  Ervy  Broussard,  Vincent 
Cradeur,  0.  P.  Davidson,  Wallace  Domingue, 
Albert  Eagilen,  James  Helton,  Sims  Laborde, 
Veillon  Martel,  R.  J.  Potier,  S.  J.  Benin,  Harold 
P.  Richard,  and  Joseph  D.  Savoie;  30-year  pin 
recipients  C.  A.  Arnould,  Stanley  Champeaux, 
Lawrence  Delahoussaye,  Eddie  Fontenot, 
Whitney  Gordon,  Herband  Guidry,  Wesley 
Malancon,  Russell  W.  Rosbury,  John  M. 
Trahan,  and  Sidney  Watkins;  25-year  pin 
recipients  Willie  Carter,  Weston  F.  Chiasson, 
Howard  Hebert,  John  Landry,  and  James  L. 
LeDoux;  20-year  recipients  Alfred  Bernard, 
Allen  Delahoussaye,  Paul  Domingue,  Paul 
Ducharme  Jr.,  Everette  Giroir,  Saul  J. 
Lavergne,  Richard  Petry,  Burleigh  J.  Pitre, 
Hubson  Resweber,  and  Ray  J.  Viator. 

JANUARY,     1986 


Port  Huron,  Mich. 

Provo,  Utah — Picture  No.  2 


Local  1498  held  a  pin  presentation  dinner  to 
honor  longstanding  members  recently. 

Provo,  Utoh 
Picture  No.  3 

Picture  No.  1  shows  45-year  member  Rulon 

Picture  No.  2  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Allen  Hudson  and  A.  Dale  Bartholomew. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  30-year  member  Paul 

Ventura,  Calif. — Picture  No.  3 


At  Local  2463's  annual  picnic,  UBC  families 
enjoyed  a  barbecue  and  games,  and  members 
with  longstanding  service  received  pins. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  60-year  members 
Herman  Treiberg,  center,  and  Carl  Treiberg, 
right,  with  Ventura  District  Council  Secretary 
Sam  Heil. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  50-year  member  R. 
Trevor  Morgan,  right,  with  Heil. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  25-year  members,  front 

row,  from  left:  Jim  Foyil,  John  Brewton, 
Richard  Jacobson,  Larry  Wright,  Sam  Hudnall, 
Bob  Hofmann,  Lyie  Jensen,  Angel  Barraza,  L.D. 
McDowell,  and  Gene  Croxen. 

Middle  row,  from  left:  C.  P.  Wall<er,  Jim 
Kelley,  Floyd  Smith,  Lloyd  Harris,  Dale  Wilson, 
Nelse  Hicks,  Ray  Paolucci,  Refeigo  Villa,  and 
John  Fox. 

Back  row,  from  left:  John  Pryor,  Malcolm 
Cornett,  Harold  Baker,  John  Tye,  Larry  Dobbs, 
Ramon  Lightner,  Dale  Troxell,  Carl  Wright  Jr., 
and  Harvey  Gaskill. 


The  members  of  Local  1067,  along  with  their 
wives,  families,  and  friends,  recently  gathered 
to  mark  the  50th  anniversary  of  the  local.  The 
celebration  was  two  years  in  coming,  but  this 
did  not  manage  to  dampen  the  spirits  of  the 
party-goers,  many  of  whom  were  awarded 
service  pins. 

Pictured  are  five  old-time  members  of  the 
local.  They  each  have  more  than  35  years  of 
service  to  the  UBC.  From  left:  Ed  Brune,  Jess 
Wingard,  Amos  Warwick,  Clint  Cooper,  and 
Don  Warr. 

Pin  recipients  included:  40-year  members  Ed 
Brune,  Clinton  Cooper,  Jim  Muldoon  Sr.,  Don 
Warr,  and  Jess  Wingard;  35-year  members 
Ralph  Dortman,  George  Gunn,  Harold  Keeler, 
Gaston  Lepine.  Wallace  Lindow,  Mac  May, 
Robert  Mcintosh,  Gordon  McKenzie  Jr.,  Gordon 
McKenzie  Sr.,  Willis  Rossow,  Clyde  Rushton, 
Nick  Sertich,  Charles  Smith,  Carl  Tenniswood, 
Amos  Warwick,  Cliff  Weber,  Victor  Weiland, 
John  Wilkins,  and  Bill  Cannon;  30-year 
members  Kenn  Appleford,  Morian  Cherry,  Don 
Clements,  Robert  Cline,  William  Cummins, 
Merle  Fleury,  Jack  French,  Erwin  Lawson,  John 
Martin,  Jim  Muldoon  Jr.,  Ed  Pauly,  and  Harry 
Turloff;  25-year  members  Charles  Coggins, 
Victor  Krosnicki,  Alex  Lessie,  and  Arnold 
Ready;  and  20-year  members  Urban  Angoli, 
Robert  Baldock  Sr.,  John  Beem,  Howard  Diem, 
Karl  Fasel,  Robert  Forstner,  Tom  Gilbert,  Ray 
Campbell,  Robert  Gunn,  Arlen  Hendrick,  Rex 
McCorkle,  Stan  Mollan,  Julius  Peyerk,  Dick 
Sopha,  Gary  Warwick,  and  Guy  James. 

Ventura,  Calif. — Picture  No.  1 

Ventura,  Calif. — Picture  No.  2 



Beacon,  N.Y. — Picture  No.  5 


Members  with  25  or  more  years  of  service  to 
the  Brotherhood  were  recently  honored  at  a 
Local  323  dinner  dance.  Presenting  the  service 
pins  was  General  President  Patrick  J.  Campbell, 
the  local's  special  guest. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  45-year  members 
Pasquale  Cloffe,  Leonard  Coughlin,  and  F. 
Letterio  with  General  President  Campbell, 
Business  Representative  Louis  Amoros,  and 
First  District  General  Executive  Board  IVlember 
Joseph  Lia. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  President  Campbell, 
Board  Member  Lia,  and  Business 
Representative  Amoros  with  40-year  members 
N.  Johannets,  J.  Ranalli,  J.  Romanelli,  C. 
Caruso,  A.  J.  Letterio,  G.  Beckwith,  V. 
Romanelli,  A.  Pisanelli,  F.  Caruso,  and  A. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  35-year  members 
William  Kahara,  Robert  Claussen,  Dominic 
Corrado,  and  Michael  McCullough  being 
congratulated  by  the  honored  guests. 

Picture  No.  4  includes  30-year  members  J. 
Aylward,  D.  Capogna,  M.  Corcoran,  A. 
Gendron,  J.  Lia,  P.  McCabe,  F.  Meditz  Sr.,  M, 
Ranalli,  J.  Rose,  L.  Snickars,  A.  Wager,  J. 
White  Sr.,  R.  Yozzo,  and  J.  Zucca  and  the 
General  President. 

Picture  No.  5  shows,  from  left:  25-year 
member  Gerard  Schuder,  Lia,  Campbell,  25- 
year  member  Carl  Whitt  Jr.,  and  Amoros. 

Also  honored,  but  not  pictured  were:  60-year 
member  Dominic  A.  Papo  Sr.;  50-year 
member  Afred  Vitanza;  40-year  members  A. 
Martin  and  C.  Ten  Eyck;  35-year  members  Q. 
Ciancanelll,  Stanley  Fischer,  and  Janis  Lomanis; 
30-year  members  W.  Beyer,  H.  Haley,  G. 
Jurgeleit,  G.  Mirra,  W.  Schneider,  and  L. 
Vermeersch;  and  25-year  members  A. 
Antonecchia,  N.  Frusciante,  and  Julius  Zakis. 

Beacon,  N.Y.— Picture  No.  2 

The  "Service  To  The  Brother- 
hood" section  gives  recognition 
to  United  Brotherhood  members 
with  20  or  more  years  of  service. 
Please  identify  photographs 
clearly— prints  can  be  black  and 
white  or  color— and  send  material 
to  CARPENTER  magazine,  101 
Constitution  Ave.,  N.W.,  Wash- 
ington, D.C.  20001 

Beacon,  N.Y. — Picture  No.  4 

Minneapolis,  Minn. — Picture  No.  1 

Minneapolis,  Minn. — Picture  No.  3 


Members  of  Local  1644  enjoyed  a  social 
hour  and  dinner  at  Jax  Cafe  in  Northeast 
Minneapolis  in  honor  of  members  with  25  years 
and  50  years  of  service  to  the  Brotherhood. 
President  Edward  Svoboda  and  Trustee  Kenneth 
Norling  presented  the  service  pins  to  the 
members,  with  a  special  plaque  presentation  to 
Douglas  Guliffer,  recently  retired  treasurer,  for 
his  26  years  of  service. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  25-year  members,  from 
left:  Mario  Johnson,  Melvin  Balzer,  Victor 
Ecklund,  Alan  Twistol,  Alvin  Rinta,  Darryl 
Brinker,  Wendell  Erickson,  William  Hurd, 
Raymony  Sturm,  Conrad  Isenberg,  and  Roy 

Picture  No.  2  shows  Business  Rep.  Wm.  P. 
Lukawski  Jr.,  left,  and  Retired  Treasurer 

Picture  No.  3  shows  50-year  members,  from 
jeft:  Paul  Jorgensen,  George  Huffman,  and 
President  Svoboda. 

Arthur  Petersen  also  received  a  50-year  pin, 
but  was  unable  to  attend  the  ceremony. 

JANUARY,     1986 




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Originated  by  Vaughan,  these 
pro-quality  ripping  hammers  are 
available  in  6  head  weights  and  4 
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by  UTU;  names  panel  to  study  dispute 
.  .  .  Labor  Day  parades  and  picnics  show 
resurgence  of  solidainty  .  .  .  Sheet  Metal 
union  launches  drive  to  protect  members 
from  asbestos  .  .  .  Administration  backs 
bill  to  reverse  Supreme  Court  in  overtime 
pay  case  .  .  .  Trade  bills  move  in  Con- 
gress; Reagan  'free  trade'  attacked  .  .  . 
Labor  urges  Congress  to  extend  trade 
adjustment  assistance  .  .  .  Auto  Workers 
mark  50th  anniversary  as  union  which 
has  'made  history'  .  .  .  Full  appeals  court 
panel  upholds  OSHA's  hearing  protec- 
tion rule  .  .  .  Rubber  Workers  honor 
founders,  look  to  trade  concerns  on  50th 
anniversary  .  .  . 

OCTOBER — Jobless  rale  edges  up  to 
7.1%;  manufacturing  job  losses  continue 
.  .  .  Unions  reach  stock  sale  agreement 
with  Conrail,  Morgan  Stanley  .  .  .  UTU 
reaches  tentative  pact  with  major  rail- 
roads ...  U.S.  bishops  say  social  justice 
must  underlie  all  economic  decision  mak- 
ing ..  .  House  passes  bill  to  curb  textile, 
apparel  imports  .  .  .  Chemical  accidents 
since  1980  cause  135  deaths,  1,500  inju- 
ries .  .  .  Auto  Workers  strike  Chrysler 
over  wage,  job  security  issues  .  .  .Labor, 
state,  local  governments  reach  time-and- 
half  pact  .  .  .  AIW  50th  anniversary  con- 
vention launches  organizing  drive  .  .  . 
UAW  pact  with  Chrysler  restores  parity 
with  GM,  Ford  .  .  .  Steelworkers, 
Wheeling-Pittsburgh  reach  settlement,  end 
three-month  strike  .  .  . 

NOVEMBER— Jobless  rate  hangs  at 
7.1%;  no  jobs  for  8.3  million  workers  .  .  . 
Kirkland  in  AFL-CIO  convention  key- 
note lashes  'enemies  of  labor,'  vows 
movement  will  organize  and  grow  .  .  . 
Gramm-Rudman  dangerous  to  economy, 
domestic  programs,  budget  process,  la- 
bor says  .  .  .  UTU  ratifies  pact  with 
railroads  .  .  .  Jacobson  elected  ILCA 
president  .  .  .  AFL-CIO  convention  urges 
action  to  curb  unfair  trade  .  .  .  Nation's 
trade  deficit  soars  to  new  record  in  Sep- 
tember .  .  .  Worker  deaths  jump  to  3,740 
in  "84;  record  rise  in  injuries,  illnesses 
.  .  .  Senate  votes  to  limit  imports  of 
textiles,  clothing,  shoes,  copper  .  .  . 
Modest  plant  shutdown  bill  killed  by 
House  .  .  . 

DECEMBER — House  panel  keeps 
worker  benefits  tax-free  .  .  .  Kirkland 
sees  labor  adapting  to  workforce,  polit- 
ical changes  .  .  .  Inflation  up,  workers' 
real  wages  down  in  October  .  .  .  Martin 
Marietta  workers  certified  for  import 
benefits  .  .  .  Shoe  imports  up  29%  over 
year  earlier  .  .  .  Wall  blasts  denial  of 
veterans  benefits  to  seamen  .  .  .  UA 
program  prepares  school  kids  for  earth- 
quakes .  .  .  Labor,  allies  mount  drive 
behind  Democratic  tax  relief  .  .  .  Jobless 
rate  dips  to  7.0%;  no  work  for  8. 1 .  million 
.  .  .  Labor  demands  government  toughen 
benzene,  formaldehyde  rules  .  .  .  MEBA 
announces  plans  to  organize  air  traffic 
controllers  .  .  .  Construction  spending 
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The  following  list  of  674  deceased  members  and  spouses  represents 
a  total  of  $1,239,863.67  death  claims  paid  in  October  1985;  (s) 
following  name  in  listing  indicates  spouse  of  members 

Local  Union,  City 

Local  Union,  City 

Local  Union,  dry 

1  Chicago,  IL — Carroll  E.  Johnson,  Elizabeth  F.  Con- 
nolly (s). 

4  Davenport,  lA — Edmund  P.  Klosterman,  Frederick 
W.  Schreck. 

5  St.  Louis,  MO— William  F.  Chlanda. 

6  Hudson  County,  NJ — Joseph  M.  Abbatiello. 

7  Minneapolis,  MN — Alfred  Lawrence  Johnson,  Keith 
Armstrong,  Kristian  Utgaard.  Marvin  C.  Gordon, 
Pete  E.  Johnson. 

8  Philadelphia,  PA — Anni  Karlberg  (s),  Rudolph  Thorn- 

9  Buffalo,  NY— Samuel  Carson. 

11  Cleveland,  OH— George  W.  Dearth,  James  M.  Ma- 
gee.  John  Mortier. 

12  Syracuse,  NY — Frank  J.  Maher,  John  Carlson. 

14  San  Antonio,  TX — Mary  Jane  Esser  (s). 

15  Hackensack,  NJ — Alfred  Marciano,  Angelo  Caruso, 
Gina  Delvecchio  (s).  John  Eberle.  Martin  Klaassen. 
Jr.,  Raymond  MacDonaid.  William  Palko. 

16  Springfield,  IL — Warren  H.  Hopwood. 

17  Bronx,  NY — Joseph  Principe.  Lawrence  Porcelli, 
Sigurd  A.  Hansen. 

18  Hamilton,  Ont.,  CAN— Donal  Clement. 

22  San  Francisco,  C\ — Albert  Hambelton.  Alfons  Sten, 
David  S.  Johnston,  Donald  R.  Cowger,  Frances  B. 
Lee  (s),  Griffith  Lewis  Thomas,  Robert  L.  Carpen- 

24  Central,  CT — Carmen  Christiano. 

25  Los  Angeles,  CA— Hal  Harris. 

30    New  London,  CT— Oliver  E.  Wolff 

34  Oakland,  CA— Alfred  R.  Felix.  Genevieve  D.  Wright 

35  San  Rafael,  CA— Donald  MacKay. 

36  Oakland,  CA — Axel  E.  Johnson,  Daryl  W.  Langseth, 
Don  Ross,  Elmer  C.  Hofstra,  Esther  M.  Fiori  (s). 
Gilbert  W.  Thompson.  Josephine  Stump  (s),  Leo  A. 
Ringleman,  Lester  S.  Holmes.  Mack  Washington. 
Mae  Alma  Mello  (s),  Mark  R.  Paulson,  Verne  S. 

40  Boston,  MA — James  O'Connor. 

41  Woburn,  MA— Harold  W.  Finethy. 

42  San  Francisco,  CA — Nicholas  J.  UnisofT,  Pedro 

43  Hartford,  CT— Emil  Cardillo.  James  Davis. 

47  St.  Louis,  MO— Hobert  Cari  Bowen.  Joseph  F. 

48  Fitchburg,  MA— Arthur  Breau. 

50    Knoxville,  TN— Geneva  Russell  (s). 

53    While  Plains,  NY— Elizabeth  W.  Brown  (s).  John 

H.  Anderson. 
55    Denver,  CO — Clarence  E.  Grannell.  Clyde  E.  Green. 

James  T.  Stovall. 

60  Indianapolis,  IN — D.  F.  Geier,  Lloyd  Luzader. 

61  Kansas  City,  MO— Everette  H.  Dorman.  Harold  R. 
Matney,  Jack  R.  Manning,  Odessa  Hornbuckle  (s), 
Olen  R.  Knight,  Orville  L.  Lubben,  Pete  Z.  Koury, 
Virgil  Vangordon. 

64  Louisville,  KY — Roberta  Mae  Brown  (s). 

65  Perth  Amboy,  NJ — Edward  J.  Grobleski. 

73  St.  Louis,  MO— John  Q.  Sanguinelt.  Sr. 

74  Chattanooga,  TN — Bemie  Stuart  Hamilton  (s).  James 
P.  Roberson,  Logan  H.  Mc Arthur. 

76  Hazelton,  PA — Catherine  Zanolini  (s).  Mabel  Gerber 
(s),  Raymond  Bosack. 

80  Chicago,  Il^Charles  L.  Cook.  William  C.  Schulz. 
Jr.,  William  E.  Oldenburg. 

81  Erie,  PA— Carl  Robert  Imler,  Edward  W.  Buetiko- 
fer,  John  J.  Surovick. 

85     Rochester,  NY— William  H.  Haupt.  Jr. 

87    SI.  Paul,  MN— William  P.  Sower. 

89    Mobile,  AL — John  Freeman  Brown. 

94  Providence,  RI — Angeline  D.  Peloquin  (s),  John 
Thorsen,  Salvatore  Reale,  Seymour  Laprad,  Victor 
Minus,  William  Lund.  William  Richardson. 

98    Spokane,  WA— John  J.  Whiltaker. 

101  Ballimore,  MD— Spencer  C.  Scott. 

102  Oakland,  CA— Kenton  Eli  Yoder.  Thomas  William 
Vollmer,  William  Patrick  Napier. 

104  Daylon,  OH— William  D.  Barker. 

105  Cleveland,  OH— Eileen  Ann  Luzar  (s).  Leo  J.  Boh- 
land,  Lloyd  L.  Leiendecker,  Robert  D.  Joyce. 

106  Des  Moines,  lA — Albert  W.  Dick,  Ernest  Macrow. 
Rachel  McBirnie  (s). 

109    Sheffield,  AL-Gladys  D.  Whitfield  (s). 
HI    Lawrence,  MA — Domenic  J,  Gangi. 

113  Middletown,  OH— Owen  H.  King. 

114  East  Detroit,  MI — Andrew  Scott  Topp.  Carol  A. 
Weston  (s).  Jeremiah  Clancy.  Paul  Brenner.  Paul 
Fernandes,  Pearl  Spicer,  Ralph  A.  Plichta.  Raymond 
Brett,  Theophiel  Verkouille,  Torstein  Sorfonn. 

118    Detroit,  MI— ChffO,  Wright,  Otis  May,  Ruth  Martha 

Henrion  (s). 
121     Vineland,  NJ— John  Kleppe. 
124    Passaic,  NJ— Lavera  Utter  (si. 

131  Seattle,  WA— Archie  Vanslyck,  August  Brace,  Betty 
Lister  (s),  Fred  Schmidt,  George  S.  Werstiuk,  Hilda 
May  Niemi  (s),  John  W.  Cloughley,  Lloyd  H. 
McFarland,  Theodore  H.  Bode,  Sr. 

132  Washington,  DC— Albert  W.  Smith,  Charlotte  Anna 
Thrall  (s),  James  W.  Vandegrifl,  John  T.  Mitchell. 
Samuel  Woods. 

133  Terre  Haute,  IN— Walter  J.  Ogbom 

135    New  York,  NY— Michael  Muc. 

141  Chicago,  IL — Eari  E.  Richards.  Johan  Emil  Ander- 
son, William  Turk. 

142  Pittsburgh,  PA— Peter  George. 

144    Macon,  GA— Marshall  I.  Tucker,  Sr. 

161  Kenosha,  WI— Morris  M.  Barnett. 

162  San  Mateo,  CA — Juanita  Wischhusen  (s). 

163  Peekskill,  NY— John  Valimaa. 

166    Rock  Island,  IL — Juanita  Capps  (s),  Quentin  Palm- 

gren,  Robert  T.  Leach. 
168    Kansas  City,  KS— Donald  E.  Yach,  Harry  E.  Terrell. 
171    Youngstown,  OH — Edward  Gradski.  Joseph  Hucko. 

180    Vallejo,  CA— Dick   Aguilera,   Lester  E.   Hallford, 

Vivian  T.  Hood  (s). 

182  Cleveland,  OH — Henry  Liebmann,  Jr. 

183  Peoria,  lU-Russel  Horn. 

184  Salt  Lake  City,  UT— Edward  H.  Colton,  Joseph  L. 
Montgomery.  Joseph  W.  Jorgensen,  Milton  Cun- 
dick,  Reulon  R.  Gallagher. 

186    Steubenville,  OH— John  J.  Takach.  Jr. 

188  Yonkers,  NY— Peter  R.  Nicol. 

189  Quincy,  IL — Raymond  H.  Eickelschulte. 

198  Dallas,  TX— James  C.  McWilliams.  Lillian  Coving- 
ton (s),  Orie  Spencer  (s),  Walter  G.  Rhodes. 

200  Columbus,  OH— Clyde  H.  Blackburn,  Kenneth  K. 
Kummer,  Robert  E.  Rush. 

201  Wichita,  KS— Harry  P.  Anderson. 

206    Newcastle,  PA — Greg  H.  Paul,  Louis  J.  Sanfelice, 

William  R.  Heim. 
210    Stamford,  CT— Alexander  Newton,  Olive  M.  Danks 

218    Boston,  MA— Daisy  B.  Adams  (s). 
222    Washington,  IN— Charles  R.  Berry. 

247  Portland,  OR— Melvin  W.  Tonkinson. 

248  Toledo.  OH— Merrill  R.  Scheanwald. 

249  Kingston,  Ont.,  CAN— Beatrice  Isabelle  Roper  (s). 

250  Lake  Forest,  IL — George  E.  McClinlock. 
254    Cleveland,  OH — Milton  Solomon. 

256    Savannah,  GA — William  E.  Pye. 

258  Oneonta,  NY — John  Johnsen. 

259  Jackson,  TN— James  R.  Pipkin 

260  Berkshire  County,  MA— Gilbert  F.  Rudd 

261  Scranton,  PA — Frank  Frankosky. 

262  San  Jose,  CA — Carlos  Souza. 

264  Milwaukee,  WI — Albert  Laverenz. 

265  Saugerties,  NY — Edmund  Baron,  Leslie  Kealor. 
267    Dresden,  OH— Esther  Louise  Rickelts  (s).  Otto  C. 


269    Danville,  II^George  E.  Porter. 

272    Chicago  Hgt.,  II^Frederick  A.  Burzlaff. 

275    Newton,  MA— Ruth  Cooper  (s). 

278  Walertown,  NY— Carmen  Scudera.  Dwight  E.  Wal- 
ton. Kermit  Walrath. 

280  Niagara-Gen.  &  Vic,  NY — George  F.  Jacobs,  James 
G.  Kelly.  William  T.  Davis. 

283    Augusta,  GA — Decherd  Cornelius  Smith. 

287    Harrisburg,  PA— Aden  G.  Light. 

297     Kalamazoo,  Ml — Edwin  Manchester. 

308    Cedar  Rapids,  lA— Vera  Jackson  (s). 

311     Joplin,  MO— Kenneth  E.  Meador.  Malloy  B.  Schroll. 

314     Madison,  WI— Rudolf  Faust. 

316  San  Jose,  CA— Hubert  R.  Mitchell,  Jennie  R.  Kiser 
(s).  Mary  A.  Schmidt  (s),  William  T.  Duncan. 

317  Aberdeen,  WA — Erik  Bergstrom. 

323  Beacon,  NY— Alfred  Vitanza. 

324  Waco,  TX— Raymond  G.  Rejcek. 

338    Seattle,  WA— Elwood  Frank  Jensen.  Robert  O.  Banks. 

344  Waukesha,  WI — Traman  Rheingans. 

345  Memphis,  TN — Edward  Gale  Buckley.  Emanuel  P. 
Williams.  Loyd  N.  Pritchard,  Margaret  White  (s). 

347  Mattoon,  IL — Harry  F.  Haveman. 

348  New  York,  NY — Adrian  Ahearn.  Milton  Vanhom, 
Robert  Collins. 

355    Buffalo.  NY— Richard  Sitarek. 

359    Philadelphia,  PA — John  L.  Oechsner.  Joseph  M. 

363    Elgin,  IL — John  Ducey. 
370    Albany,  NY— Beatrice  A.  Cardinal  (s).  Frank  J. 

Piela.  Robert  H.  Pelkey. 
388    Richmond,  VA — Jacqueline  P.  Fortune  (s). 
393    Camden,  NJ — Leon  A.  Hudson. 
400    Omaha,  NE— Avis  Nadine  Hyde  (s). 

403  Alexandria,  LA — Wilkerson  K.  O'Quinn. 

404  Lake  County,  OH — Clarence  Eugene  Turnquist.  Sr.. 
Glenn  Chester  Sharp. 

411    San  Angelo,  TX — Arrie  Thelma  Wachsmann  (s). 

Vivian  Gale  Preas  (s). 
417    St.  Louis,  MO — Bernice  E.  Mundschenk  ts).  Lorenz 

T.  Hammerschmidt. 
434    Chicago,  IL — Lansing  Lockwood,  Paul  Louise.  Rose 

Anna  Spagnola  (s).  Rudolph  M.  Stone.  Shirley  M. 

Peele  (si. 

454  Philadelphia,  PA— Fred  D.  Bowe.  James  D.  Harvey. 

455  Somerville,  NJ— Joseph  C.  Keller. 
458    Clarksville,  IN— Robert  Dismore. 
4*0    Wausau,  WI— Elizabeth  Sharpe  (s). 
475    Ashland,  MA— James  F.  Hutch 

480     Freeburg,  II^EIIsworth  H.  Rea,  Lester  Gegel. 
483    San  Francisco,  CA — Fred  Moltzen.  Henry  Meints. 

493     Ml.  Vernon,  NY— John  Garzi,  Joseph   L.   Smith, 

Philip  Santoro. 
512    Ann  Arbor,  MI— Otto  Scherdt. 
514    Wilkes  Barre,  PA— Michael  Yamelski. 
517    Portland,  ME— Hilding  A.  Berg. 
526    Galveston,  TX — Dorena  Horn  Chambers  (s). 
530    Los  Angeles,  CA — Marvel  Vanhorn. 
535     Norwood,  MA — Edward  Landry. 
541     Washington,  PA— Edith  Mae  Sickles  (s). 

557  Bozeman,  MT — Garret  Van  Dyken 

558  Elmhurst,  II^Mary  B.  Simpson  (s). 
562     Everett,  WA— Charles  Balsiger. 

576    Pine  Bluff,  AR— Willie  M.  Burt. 

586    Sacramento,  CA — B.  George  McFariand,  Florence 

V.  Bowling  (s).  Milton  S.  Compton.  William  G. 


595  Lynn,  MA — Charles  B.  Packard.  Edwin  Sullivan. 

596  St.  Paul,  MN— Dale  A.  Holman.  Gordon  Carl  Bart- 
lett.  Joann  C.  Kenyon  (s). 

599    Hammond,  IN— Allison  Walker.  Bill  Martin. 

608  New  York,  NY— Robert  McGinn.  Segundo  Rodri- 

609  Idaho  Falls,  ID— Lester  B.  Martin. 

610  Port  Arthur,  TX— John  W.  Childers. 

611  Portland,  OR— Karl  1.  Hedin. 
620    Madison,  NJ— John  Seiter. 

622  Waco,  TX— Thurman  A.  Walker 

623  Atlantic  County,  NJ — Frank  M.  Primerano 

625  Manchester,  NH— Leslie  F.  Slade 

626  Wilmington,  DE— Arthur  Dunfee,  Clifford  H.  Sim- 
pers, Frederick  L.  Schroeder,  Robert  H.  Thomas. 

627  Jacksonville,  FL — Geneva  D.  Surrency  Sides  (s), 
Thomas  H.  Bulford.  William  J.  Carwile. 

638  Marion,  IL — George  T.  Cox.  Robert  E.  Dotson. 

639  Akron,  OH — Emery  Baum.  John  L.  Lewis. 

640  Metropolis,  IL— Earl  Abbott.  Phyllis  Melba  Rub- 
enacker  (s),  Ralph  Stone. 

642    Richmond,  CA — Delbert  Howard. 

665    Araarillo,  TX— Ernest  P.  Jones,  Jerrel  H.  Slagle. 

668    Palo  Alto,  CA— Peter  B.  Biedma. 

696    Tampa,  FI^Katie  P   Pate  (s). 

698    Covington,  KY— Raymond  Wood. 

703  Lockland,  OH— Edward  C.  Cramer. 

704  Jackson,  MI — Arthur  D.  Vernon. 

710  Long  Beach,  CA — Abraham  F.  Mosher,  James  0. 
Horsager,  Lawrence  O.  Grossnickle. 

715    Elizabeth,  NJ — Vincent  Mannuzza. 

721  Los  Angeles,  CA — Arturo  Santiesteban.  Donald  L. 
Conklin.  Ernest  Mitchell.  Marion  L.  Powell. 

732    Rochester,  NY— John  P.  McBride. 

735  Mansfield,  OH— Chas.  G.  Lovering.  Gale  W.  Allen, 
Maxine  V.  Wynn  (s). 

740    New  York,  NY— Vincent  D.  Weyer. 

743    Bakersfield,  CA— Gracie  Thelma  Williams  (s). 

745    Honolulu,  HI — Charles  Misao  Hamasaki. 

751  Santa  Rosa,  CA — Doris  Rose  Graveland  (s).  Ferdi- 
nand Jackl. 

753  Beaumont,  TX — James  H.  Thomas,  Levi  H.  Oker- 

758    Indianapolis,  IN— Elizabeth  V.  Eckart  (s). 

770    Yakima,  WA— Chauncey  W.  McDonald. 

781     Princeton,  NJ— William  J.  Birch. 

785    Cambridge,  Out.,  CAN— Ursula  Rose  Mclver  (s). 

792    Rockford,  II^Robert  W.  Adams. 

819     West  Palm  Beach,  FI^-Goldie  M.  Smith  (s). 

824    Muskegon,  MI — Frank  Sharnowski. 

839  Des  Plaines,  IL — Cecil  Eldrige.  James  Iddings.  John 
R.  Campbell. 

845  Clifton  Heights,  PA— George  J.  Wilds. 

846  Lethbdge  Alta,  CAN— Charlie  Taniguchi.  L.  Dean 

857    Tucson,  AZ— Alex  K.  Parker,  Jr..  Edwin  V.  Derton, 

Joseph  A.  Carroll,  Paul  S.  McNeil.  Sr. 
873    Cincinnati,   OH — Douglas   Rothermel.  Grover  B. 

891    Hot  Springs,  AR— Earl  N.  Palton 
900    Alloona,  PA— Kermit  P.  Poor. 
902    Brooklyn,  NY— David  Uberti.  Earl  Sletner. 
906    Glendale,  AZ— Geraldine  K.  Beaty  (s). 
943    Tulsa,  OK— Edward  Leon  Clifton,  James  H.  Scog- 

gins.  John  Edgar  Hamon. 
948    Sioux  City,  lA— Clarence  P.  Dolan. 
953    Lake  Charles,  LA— Lloyd  Mitchell.  Randolph  Chau- 

vin.  Walter  J.  Fuselier. 
958    Marquette,  Ml — Arnold  Peterson.  Roy  F.  Brown. 
964     Rockland  County,  NY— David  Dippre,  Elizabeth  J. 

Attigliato  (si. 
976    Marion,  OH— John  R.  Erwin.  Paul  Oberle.  Wesley 

R.  Hartley, 
993    Miami,  FL— Earl  H.  Moore. 
998    Royal  Oak,  MI— John  D,  Flowers.  John  T.  Parker, 

Michael  Peters,  Peter  Olsen,  Vaino  Rajanen. 
1005    Merrillville,  IN — Emilio  A.  Arceo.  James  W.  Jones, 

Steve  P.  Horvatich. 
1014    Warren,  PA — David  E.  Helander,  Ernest  Johnson, 
1022    Parsons,  KS— John  Atherton. 
1024    Cumberiand,  MD— Frederick  E.  Wolfe,  Jack  H. 

1027    Chicago,  lU-William  O.  Binning. 
1040    Eureka,  CA — Andrew  Swanback.  Norton  Sleenfott, 
1042    Plaltsburgh,  NY— Theresa  G.  Boulrice  (s). 

JANUARY,     1986 


Local  Union.  On  /.or 

ID44     Palm  Springs.  CA— Ludvig  A    Dalos  1452 

105«  Philadelphia.  PA— Gene  Mecoli.  Walter  Bowman  1453 
1052     Hollywood.    CA— Charles    N     Pennington,    Harry 

Preston  Kccfer,  Helen  Rose  Shuck  (s).  Stanley  P.  1454 

Weisbard.  William  A   Sorensen,  1456 
1062     Santa  Barbara,  CA— Val  Ariza. 
1067     Port  Huron,  MI— Tom  Wood. 

107J     Philadelphia,  PA— Walter  Moore.  1498 

1074  Eau  Claire,  WI— Reginald  M  McKay  1506 
1079     Sleubenville.  OH— Earl  R    Fmnev,  Sr. 

1089     Phoenix.  AZ— John  Pivoda.  Talhen  N.  Bushy.  1507 

1093    Clencove.  NV— Margaret  D.  Cunningham  (si.  1519 

1097     Longview,  TX— Sybil  Dean  Craver  Keese  Is).  1529 

IIM     Tyler.  TX— Karl  Bell  Sword.  1532 

1108  Cleveland.  OH— Frieda  Geiger  Isl.  John  Kloos  1536 
1125     Los  Angeles,  CA— Clam  W.  Done,  Harry  Chrtord 

Scott.  Maja  E,  Larson  (s),  1545 

1KV4     Ml.  Kisco,  NY— Ralph  Defeo  1553 

1142     Lawrenceburg.  IN— William  D.  Rinehart.  1554 

1146     Green  Bay.  WI— Kenneth  Hermsen  1564 

1149     San  Francisco.  CA— Ethel  J- Meadors  (si.  James  A,  1571 

Fame  II 

1151  Thunder  Bay  Ontario.  CAN— Lena  Andreychuk  (si  1590 
1164     New  York.  NV— Anna  lacopelli  Is),  Elsie  Bremer 

(s)  1596 

1173     Trinidad.  CO— Walter  Goad  1597 

1185     Chicago,  IL— John  R    Ryan  1598 

1188  Ml.  Carmel.  IL— David  Williams.  1599 
1194     Pensacola,  FL— Howell  C   Cobb 

1205     Indio.  CA— Herbert  G    Pflueger  1607 

1207     Charleston.  WV— James  M    Harper.  1618 

1216  Mesa.  AZ— Jeanne  M.  Day  (s).  1622 
1226     Pasadena.  TX— Ira  Aydelott 

1250  Homestead.  Fl^-Edwin  B.  McCall,  Marvin  L.  Sou-  1632 
(hard  1635 

1251  N.  Westminster  BC,  CAN— Johannes  Tebaerts  1659 

1266  Austin,  TX— Homer   B    Guinn,   Walter  E     Wind-  1664 
meyer  1665 

1267  Worden.  IK— Elmer  F  Fech  1685 
1278  Gainesville.  Fl^James  M  Williams  1689 
1281     Anchorage.  AK— Donald   E.   Church.   Kenneth   E.  1713 

Doerpinghaus.  Paul  T   Horton  1739 

1296     San  Diego.  CA— Harper  Shepard.  Harry  W    Berry.  1752 

Leon  E.  Palmer  1764 

1301     Monroe.  Ml— Charles  Walker  1765 

1305     Fall  River.  MA— Leionel  A    Benoit.  Manuel  Alves.  1772 

Margaret  R.  Correia  (s).  1778 

1307  Evanslon.  II^Earl  Gathercoal.  Elmer  Stoll.  John  1780 
Martin  Olsen.  1789 

1308  Lake  Worth.  Fl,— Edward   Hoimlo,   Mane  Emma  1815 
Aurore  Lalonde  (s). 

1319     Albuquerque,  NM— Charlcie  L.  Martin  (s). 

1337     Tuscaloosa,  AU-Charlcs  William  Barney,  1821 

1342     Irvington,  NJ — Fannie  Malanga  (s).  Jose  Morales.  1822 

Magnus  Nielsen. 

1358     La  Jolla,  CA— Edgar  J    Scoville  1832 

1365     Cleveland,  OH— Johann  Febel  1845 

1371     Gadsden,  AL— Homer  Chester  Stephens.  William  1846 

O   Si   John. 

1377     Buffalo,  NY— James  Ryan,  1849 

1400     .Santa  Monica,  CA— Donald  O,  Nosker.  Edwin  W  1856 


1407     .San  Pedro,  CA— Leonard  J,  Kuller,  1861 

1411     Salem,  OR— Lon  J    Barrett  1865 

1418  Lodi,  CA — Clarence  Fredenck.  Paul  Chancey 

1419  Johnstown.  PA— Bealnce  Keipcr  (s)  1913 
1423     Corpus  Christie,  TX— Dora  Emelia  Wendt  (si,  Tom- 

mie  Rounlree  (s)  1921 
1438     Warren.  OH— Marvin  B,  Hart,  Raymond  Panse, 

1445     Topeka,  KS— Charles  A    Adams.  John  A    Daven-  1931 

port  1971 

/  Unum,  Cin 
Detroit,  MI — Herman  A,  Hofmann.  Mike  Cielic/ka 
Huntington  Beach,  CA — George  F,  French,  Maurice 
Aimc  LeBlanc 

Cincinnati,  OH — Charlene  Motley  (s), 
Nev*  ^'ork.  NY — Dons  F   Kelly  (s).  Einar  Johannes- 
sen.  James  Dunn.  Manne  E,  Eks(am.  Nils  O,  Olsen. 
Ronald  Manm,  Thomas  Dolan, 
Provo,  LIT — Byron  Parker.  George  E.  Anderson, 
Los  Angeles,  CA — John  McDonald.  Sherman  Hill. 
Willard  P    MacGillivray, 
F.I  Monte,  CA— Henry  B,  Colver 
Ironton,  OH — Austin  B,  Stevens 
Kansas  Cily,  KS — George  W    Armstead, 
Anacortes,  WA — Mildred  Eugenia  Mclnnes  (s). 
New  York,  NY — John  Kennedy,  Theresa  Blasucci 

Wilmington,  DE — Francis  E,  Gott. 
Culver  Cily,  CA— Josef  Gauss,  Willie  D,  Kimble 
Miami,  Fl^ — Ignacio  Castellanos. 
Casper,  WY— Robert  R,  Kowalski, 
East  San  Diego,  CA — Hans  C,  Petersen.  James  L. 
Manin.  Melvin  C,  Kraft.  Wilber  F    Bennett, 
Washington,  DC — Glen  F,  Evans.  Henry  Borgersen. 
Nicholas  Loope, 

SI.  Louis,  MO— Michael  R,  Love. 
Bremerton,  WA — Edgar  E.  Adams, 
Victoria.  BC,  CAN— James  E,  Allman, 
Redding.  CA— Ernest  J,  Shelley.  Robert  S    Brad- 

Los  Angeles.  CA — Roben  William  Lange, 
Sacramento.  CA — Vernon  C,  Stewart, 
Hay  ward.  CA — Ina  Lander  Johnson  ( s).  Leona  Marie 
Dnscoll  (s).  Thresea  Agnes  Strength  (s). 
San  Luis  Obispo.  CA — James  W   Atterberry. 
Kansas  Cily,  MO— Richard  P   Mayo. 
Bai*tlesville,  OK — Luther  M,  Tarrant, 
Bloominglon.  IN — Ralph  E,  Mitchell.  Virgil  L.  Myers. 
Alexandria.  VA — Heston  Vermillion, 
Melbourne-Daytona  Beach,  FL — Elmer  Grant, 
Tacoma.  W,A— Gcrd  Buss, 
Huron.  SD — Roland  Kjellerson, 
Kirkwood.  MO — Marjorie  A.  Boerner  (s). 
Pomona.  CA — Chnstian  V.  Krehbiel, 
Marion.  VA — Alice  Hazel  Cave  (s), 
Orlando.  FI^Leo  J    Russell, 
Hicksville.  NY' — Vernonica  Barry  (s). 
Columbia.  SC — Benjamin  O,  Neal.  Sr, 
Las  Vegas.  NV — Eugene  Lattin.  John  P   Nagelhout, 
Bijou.  CA — Mary  Campbell  (s). 
Sania  Ana.  CA — Clarence  Johnson.  Harold  F.  [ore. 
Jerome   P     Kearney.   Karl  J     Stover,   Leonard  J, 
Elsaesser,  Mary  Sue  Rodgers  (si,  Paul  Evans, 
Morristown,  TN — Nannie  Velna  Susong  (s). 
Fort  Worth,  TX— Albert  H     Sydow,   Roger  Port- 
wood,  Roy  L,  Hausenfluck 
Escanaba,  Ml — Agnes  L,  Larsen  (s), 
Snoqualm  Fall,  WA — Hazel  I    Mam  (s). 
New  Orleans,  LA — Aaron  M.  Beard,  Ivy  Thigpen, 
Louis  P   Codifer.  Jr, 

Pasco,  WA — Clarence  Niemeyer,  William  C,  Fetton, 
Philadelphia,    PA— Edward   J     OConnell,    Robert 
Wilson.  Victor  J    Meyer, 
Milpilas,  CA — Cart  L,  Swanson, 
Minneapolis.  MN — Carl  P.  Johnson.  George  E.  Pio- 

Van  Nuys,  CA— Elmer  P.  Ellis.  Gerald  W,  Pelton, 
Gladys  Hansen  (s).  Nets  A.  Swanson, 
Hempstead,  NY— Frank  E,  Puff.  Joseph  W    Vaver- 

New  Orleans,  LA — Mack  W    Knobloch, 
Temple,  TX — Lillie  Griffin  (si 

Loiiil  Vniiin,  Cm 

2007  Orange,  TX— James  D   Bean 

2008  Ponco  Cily,  OK— Carwin  W    Hand 

2018     Ocean  County,  NJ — Joseph  Willever  Bennett, 

2020     San  Diego,  CA— Harold  O.  Ford 

2046     Martinez,  CA — Bnino  Constance  Ann  (s).  Libero 

E,  Lupcri.  Mary  Virgie  Brown  (s).  Temple  H.  Lents, 

Thomas  E    Doherty 
2068     Powell  River,  BC,  CAN— Walter  A   Carlson. 

2077  Columbus,  OH— Dee  Mabry.  Jr 

2078  Vista.  CA— Kenneth  M    Ammons.  Sr. 
2085     Natchez.  MS— Percy  King.  Jr 

2119     SI.  Louis.  MO— William  E    Marx 

2127     Cenlralia.  WA— Alvin  Jole 

2164     San  Francisco.  CA — Delbert  D,  Baumgartner, 

2172     Santa  Ana.  CA — Manan  V,  Smith  (s).  Toivo  Hiiva, 

2182     Montreal,  Que.,  CAN— Valmore  Chenard, 

2203     Anaheim,  CA — Donald  V,  Manska. 

2212     Newark,  NJ— Carl  A.  Kaiser,  Sr. 

2217     Lakeland,  FL— Lydia  Louise  Will  (s). 

2232     Houston,  TX — Francis  Preston. 

2235     Piltsburgh,  PA— Stephen  Lesnansky. 

2250    Red   Bank,   NJ— Daniel   Pearson.   Peter  Johnson. 

Russell  C,  Hampton 
2258    Houma.  LA — Clarence  Champagne.  Otho  Crochet. 
2274    Piltsburgh.  PA— Cilendon  Steen, 

2287  New  York.  NY— Meyer  B   Charlop. 

2288  Los  Angeles,  CA— Frank  Davis.  Sr,,  Geraldme  M. 
Hamilton  (s).  James  W,  Tisdale.  John  Sieger, 

2292     Ocala.  FI^Frank  A,  Brush.  Robert  Nesselt, 

2298     RoUa.  MO— Floyd  Bnltain 

2311     Washington.  DC— Alfred  Porter  Knick, 

2375     Los  Angeles,  CA — Benjamin  F,  Ferree. 

2.<96     Seattle.  WA— Julian  M.  Pedersen, 

2398     El  Cajon,  CA— Walton  Wilson. 

2400     Woodland.  ME— Constance  M.  Curtis  (s). 

2405     Kalispell.  MT — Jerome  G,  Compeau.  Jr, 

2429     Fort  Payne.  AL— Carl  F,  Wyatl 

2435     Inglewood.  CA — Dorothy  M.  Trepanier  (s).  Melvin 

C    Hanke, 
2443     Ventura.  CA— Herbert  A,  Mitchell  Sr. 
2498    Longview.  WA— Jonah  Bates 
2519    Seattle.  WA— Erlilng  Ordahl,  Johan  Johansen.  John 

Kerb.  Mary  Elizabeth  Wegner  (s), 
2565     San  Francisco.  CA — Del  Rae  Schlenz  (s). 
2608     Redding.  CA— Edith  E,  Blankenship  (s).  Murel  S. 

Nelson.  Sr. 
2633     Tacoma,  WA — Lloyd  McAfee, 
2693     PI.  Arthur.  Onl..  CAN— Roy  A   Gosnell 
2739    Yakima.  WA — George  J,  Champagne,  Hiram  Love, 

Raymond  Nelson. 
2761     McCleary,  WA— Alice  Fay  Arnold  Is).  Esther  Se- 

manko  (s).  Leonard  Jhanson, 
2798     Joseph  Oregon— Julia  Reel  (si,  Mary  Helen  Gray 

2805     Klickitat.  WA— Robert  B   Graeme,  Sr. 
2812     Missoula,  MT — Gladys  T,  Armstrong  (s). 
2815     Battle  Creek,  MI— Clarence  J    Srb. 
2817     Quebec,  Que.,  CAN— Horace  Elliott. 
2831     Calmar,  lA — Stanley  F,  Frana, 
2848     Dallas,  TX— Donald  A,  Watlev, 
2881     Portland.  OR— Benjamin  Quinn,  John  Wilcox, 
2902     Burns.  OR— Daniel  P,  Mannen. 
2942     Albany,  OR— Melvin  R,  Emerson,  Neil  A.  Canida. 
2949     Roseburg,  OR — Albert  Mow,  Clementine  Schierman 

(s).  Earl  L,  Keeler. 
3035     Springfield,  OR— Leslie  H    Washburn. 
3038     Bonner.  MT— Glen  McLaughlin. 
3125     Louisville.  K\ — Claudell  Jaggers, 
9109     Sacramento,  CA— Paul  L,  Palmer 

OSHA  Closes  in 
On  Open  Shop 

OSHA  has  been  known  to  keep  its  distance 
if  contractors  develop  a  strong  safety  record. 
The  office  is  admittedly  underfunded  and 
can  only  take  the  time  to  investigate  what 
appear  to  be  serious  safety  violations. 

The  deaths  of  two  workers  within  ten  days 
at  the  same  open  shop  site  near  Atlanta  have 
caught  the  attention  of  OSHA. 

OSHA  has  undertaken  an  investigation  at 
North  Park  Town  Center,  a  $250  million 
project  under  development  by  Portman  Barry 
Investments.  Atlanta.  Ga. 

"We  have  run  into  several  cases  in  recent 
months  where  the  level  of  safety  was  inad- 
equate or  not  being  emphasized,"  said  OSHA 
area  Director  Joseph  L.  Camp. 

Hopefully,  this  type  of  evidence  will  con- 
vince the  Administration  that  funds  and 
manpower  are  essential  tools  in  ensuring 
workers'  safety. 

Martin  Luther  King 

Continued  from  Page  5 

bullet  from  the  gun  of  James  Earl  Ray 
snuffed  out  Dr.  King's  life  as  he  stood 
on  a  balcony  of  the  Loiraine  Motel  on 
the  evening  of  April  4,  1968. 

Today,  as  we  remember  Dr.  King's 
struggle  for  freedom,  justice,  and  equal- 
ity for  all  people,  let  us  be  cognizant 
that  the  full  realization  of  his  goals  has 
not  yet  been  attained.  The  Brother- 
hood, with  all  AFL-CIO  affiliates,  has 
pledged  to  continue  all  efforts  to  bring 
about  the  day  when  the  dream  of  Dr. 
King,  that  all  Americans  of  every  race, 
color,  and  background  can  live  and 
work  together  in  dignity  and  peace. 

As  we  honor  Dr.  King  and  tribute 
his  outstanding  role  in  the  history  of 
our  nation  and  of  organized  labor,  let 
us  not  forget  to  continue  to  fight  to  see 
his  dream.  DHL' 


Continued  from  Page  13 

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Local  Union  727 
Local  Union  1250 
Local  Union  1278 
Local  Union  1379 
Local  Union  1509 
Local  Union  1861 
Local  Union  1889 
Local  Union  24.'!5 
Local  Union  510 
Local  Union  599 
Local  Union  627 
Local  Union  1091 

Check  donations  to  the  "Blueprint  for  Cure" 
campaign  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  Con- 
stitution Ave.,  N.W.,  Washington,  D.C.  20001. 

Local  Union  1207 
Local  Union  2080 
Local  Union  15 
Local  Union  225 
Local  Union  275 
Local  Union  710 
Local  Union  1073 
Local  Union  1 1 10 
Local  Union  1400 
Local  Union  1421 
Local  Union  1822 
Local  Union  2018 
Local  Union  2162 
Local  Union  2264 
Local  Union  2283 




Steve  Palmberg,  a  member  of  Local  75 1 , 
Santa  Rosa,  Calif.,  has  recently  introduced 
an  easy-to-use  tool  which  allows  you  to  nail 
in  places  a  hammer  could  never  reach.  With 
Nail  King  you  can  nail  through  obstructions, 
set  finishing  nails,  toe  nail  at  awkard  angles, 
work  inside  cabinets,  between  joists  and 
forms,  and  bypass  rebar.  And  all  without 
bruising  a  finger. 

The  tool  consists  of  a  barrel  with  a  weighted 
rod.  Nails  are  fed  into  either  end  of  the 
barrel,  and  then  driven  home  with  little 

Nail  King  is  available  in  two  sizes:  the  26" 
O'/i  lb.)  size  for  2d  box  to  16d  duplex  is 
$29.95;  and  the  18"  (Wi  lb.)  size  for  2d  to 
16d  finish  nails  is  $19.95.  Both  prices  include 
shipping  and  handling.  Visa  and  Mastercard 
are  accepted. 

For  more  information,  or  to  order,  write: 
Nail  King,  1 275  4th  Stree  i  #  1 52 ,  Santa  Rosa , 
CA  95404;  or  call  toll  free,  (800)  457-3368, 
in  California,  (707)  546-6245. 


Cache  La  Poudre  Cutler's  Supply  an- 
nounces its  new  Goose  Neck  Arbor  Stand, 
G.N.A.S.®,  an  economical  alternative  to 
high  priced  grinding  and  buffing  equipment. 
The  stand's  free-standing  design  allows  for 
usage  with  no  obstructions  from  motor  or 


Calculated  Industries 23 

Clifton  Enterprises 39 

Foley-Belsaw  Co 28 

Hydrolevel 30 

Irwin 36 

Vaughn  Bushnell 36 

pedestal,  from  either  the  right  or  left  side. 
This  versatile  product  performs  as  a  grinder, 
buffer,  Sander,  deburrer,  and  polisher,  for 
handling  large  and  small,  odd,  or  long  shapes. 
It  is  adaptable  to  large  and  small  gas  and 
electric  motors  and  also  may  be  adapted  to 
water  power,  in  undeveloped  areas. 

This  product  is  useful  for  home,  light 
industry,  small  workshops,  farm,  and  ranch 
and  is  valuable  to  home  hobbyists,  metal 
workers  and  welders,  knife  makers,  gun- 
smiths, lapidarists,  jewelers,  and  others. 
With  numerous  accessories  and  attachments 
available  through  Cache  La  Poudre  Cutler's 
Supply  and  local  stores  it  becomes  a  multi- 
purpose tool. 

The  G.N.A.S.®  is  made  in  America  and 
comes  with  a  lifetime  guarantee. 

The  picture  shows  expanding  grinding  drum 
which  is  not  included  in  the  base  price. 

For  pricing  and  purchase  information, 
contact  Cache  La  Poudre  Cutler's  Supply, 
2808  Gardner  Place,  La  Porte,  CO  80535  or 
call  Linda  Roesener  (303)  223-1743. 


Paslode  Corp.  has  announced  that  it  will 
introduce  the  Impulse™  300  Power  Nailer  at 
the  National  Association  of  Home  Builders 
Convention  in  Dallas,  Tex.,  this  month.  The 
Impulse  300  is  the  world's  first  hoseless, 
airless,  cordless,  and  completely  self-con- 
tained power  nailer.  The  tool  represents 
"breakthrough"  technology  that  parallels 
pneumatic  technology,  introduced  by  Pas- 
lode  almost  25  years  ago. 

Paslode  Corp.  has  developed  the  new 
Impulse®  system  to  provide  greater  flexi- 
bility and  productivity  to  the  construction 
industry.  The  tool's  design  is  ideal  for  new 
home  construction,  remodehng,  and  rehab 
work,  as  well  as  fencing  and  other  remote 
construction  site  applications  where  air  hoses 
become  a  burden  and  electric  power  is  not 

"This  power  tool  eliminates  the  last  re- 
maining utility  of  the  hammer  and  nail.  As 
a  result  it  makes  carpenters  more  efficient 
on  small  projects,"  says  Robert  Bellock, 
Paslode  Corp.  director  of  product  develop- 
ment. For  more  information,  contact  William 
G.  Roberts,  Paslode  Corporation,  2  Marriott 
Drive,  Lincolnshire,  IL  60015.  Telephone: 

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on  air.  They  take  all 
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hips  and  place  the 
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UBC  Member:  Like  a  decal  of  the 
UBC  emblem  for  your  hard  hat? 
Write:  Organizing  Department, 
United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters 
and  Joiners  of  America,  101  Con- 
stitution Avenue,  N.W.,  Washing- 
ton, D.C.  2000L  Send  along  a 
stamped,  self-addressed  envelope. 
(Only  one  per  request.) 

JANUARY,     1986 


The  Union  Agenda 

for  1986 
Is  A  Long  One 

The  UBC  continues  to  take 

on  the  role  of  people's 

advocate  during  the  new  year 

Old  Man  1985  walked  out  on  us  December  31 
with  a  lot  of  unfinished  business  on  the  ledger. 
He  wasn't  able  to  get  many  jobless  workers 
back  on  the  job.  He  got  us  deeper  into  hock  on 
imports  and  exports,  and  he  left  a  lot  of  corporate 
fat  cats  running  around  tax  free.  He  did  get 
things  started,  we  hope,  in  easing  the  tension 
about  nuclear  war,  but  we'll  have  to  wait  and 
see  what  happens  during  these  follow-up  ses- 
sions at  the  bargaining  table  between  President 
Reagan  and  General  Secretary  Gorbachev. 

The  kid  with  the  hourglass  who  took  his  place 
January  1  looks  kind  of  green,  but  we  are  hoping 
he  has  served  some  kind  of  union  apprenticeship 
which  gives  him  the  knowledge  and  skills  to  deal 
with  the  problems  of  the  world. 

We  want  him  to  know  that  we're  behind  him, 
if  he  makes  a  strong  effort  to  clean  up  the  mess 
accumulated  over  the  years,  if  he  can  formulate 
economic  policies  which  don't  shortchange  our 
cities  as  they  try  to  cope  with  inner-city  prob- 
lems, if  he  can  keep  special  interest  groups  from 
detouring  vital  tax-reform  legislation,  if  he  can 
make  a  dollar  earned  in  1986  worth  what  it  used 
to  be  worth  15  or  20  years  ago. 

There  are  obstacles  to  progress  in  the  new 
year,  and  I  might  list  a  few: 

OUR  MONEY'S  WORTH— American  fami- 
lies with  children  have  seen  their  pre-tax  income 
plunge  steadily  over  the  past  1 1  years,  with  the 
steepest  drop  in  purchasing  power  concentrated 
among  those  in  the  lowest  income  bracket. 
According  to  a  Congressional  study,  the  typical 
middle-income  family  lost  10.9%  of  its  purchas- 
ing power  between  1973  and  1984.  Single  per- 
sons, too,  have  suffered  due  to  an  unbalanced 
tax  system  and  high  living  expenses. 

JOBS  LOST  TO  IMPORTS— If  you  look  at 
what  we  just  stated  above — the  drop  in  real 
income  for  the  average  family — you  understand 

why  many  American  and  Canadian  families  are 
settling  for  cheap,  imported  clothing  and  other 
consumer  goods  even  though  they  are  sacrificing 
quality  for  affordability.  Their  wages  and  their 
share  of  manufacturing  profits  have  dropped. 
Short  of  tariff  restrictions,  we  will  never  stop 
the  flood  of  cheap  imports  into  the  U.S.  and 
Canada  until  the  workers  of  other  countries 
reach  our  income  levels  through  free  and  dem- 
ocratic collective  bargaining  .  .  .  and  that's  a 
long  way  off.  That  can't  be  accomplished  over- 
night, even  though  organized  labor  is  doing  its 
best  to  assist  trade  unionists  in  other  countries. 

Brotherhood,  for  all  its  century  and  more  of 
existence,  has  stood  for  quality  workmanship. 
It  has  fought  to  preserve  its  standards  of  ap- 
prenticeship in  the  construction  trades  and  its 
standards  of  workmanship  in  the  manufacturing 
industries  whose  workers  it  represents.  Because 
of  the  recession  and  inflation  of  the  1970s  and 
the  "right  to  work"  frauds  today,  union  crafts- 
man are  fighting  an  uphill  battle  against  medio- 
crity, against  inadequate  housing,  and  against 
double-breasted  subterfuges. 

PLACES— The  1980s  have  brought  an  influx  of 
right-wing  power  manipulators  into  government 
and  industry  who  have  created  crippling  legis- 
lation and  agency  decisions  which  have  set  back 
the  cause  of  all  workers.  The  decisions  rendered 
by  the  Reagan-appointed  National  Labor  Rela- 
tions Board  have,  in  many  ways,  stymied  the 
union  election  process,  collective  bargaining, 
and  rational  grievance  procedures.  I  need  only 
cite  the  plight  of  our  members  who  have  been 
on  strike  against  the  Nord  Door  Co.  for  more 
than  two  years  and  our  Lumber  and  Sawmill 
Workers  who  are  victims  of  what  appears  to  be 
an  industry  test  case. 

In  recent  years  there  has  grown  up  around  us 
a  whole  industry  of  labor  baiter  and  anti-union 
legal  counsels  who  are  only  too  eager  to  bust 
unions  ...  for  a  fee.  Things  have  become  so 
bad  that  the  National  Right  to  Work  Committee 
has  even  complained  because  the  Boy  Scouts  of 
America  are  allowing  their  troops  to  learn  about 
labor  through  a  simple  merit-badge  procedure. 

good  news  at  the  White  House,  last  month,  when 
it  was  learned  that  the  unemployment  rate  in 
the  United  States  had  dropped  a  fraction  of  a 
point  to  7%.  Big  deal!  I  remember  when  we 
used  to  give  Richard  Nixon  hell  when  the  un- 
employment level  stood  at  6%  and  when  Con- 
gress passed  the  Humphrey-Hawkins  Bill  of 
1977,  establishing  4%  as  an  unemployment  goal 
in  the  nation! 




A  professor  at  the  University  of  Southern 
Cahfomia  predicted  recently  that  robotic  man- 
ufacturing will  displace  4%  of  the  U.S.  workforce 
in  the  next  10  years.  The  government  must 
prepare  for  this  eventuaUty.  As  the  United  Auto 
Workers  have  commented  in  the  past,  robots 
don't  buy  cars.  Jobless  workers  don't  have 
purchasing  power. 

This  professor  gave  an  example  of  how  tech- 
nology eliminates  middle  class  jobs  in  super- 
markets: "While  most  of  the  checkout  people 
at  supermarkets  were  adults  in  days  past,  the 
computerized  cash  register  and  scanner  'de- 
skilled'  these  jobs  so  that  most  of  these  positions 
are  now  held  by  inexperienced  workers,  often 
teenagers,  who  receive  half  the  pay." 

SAFETY  NET  WITH  HOLES— Another  un- 
resolved issue  which  we  have  to  face  in  1986  is 
the  proposed  cutting  of  social  services  under- 
written by  federal  and  state  governments — the 
trimming  of  the  so-called  safety  nets  for  those 
in  poverty,  the  disabled,  the  underprivileged, 
the  health  and  welfare  cases.  It  is  proposed  that 
many  of  these  government  services  and  federal 
fundings  be  eliminated  in  order  to  balance  the 
federal  budget. 

The  Administration  would  have  us  believe 
that  we  can  go  back  to  the  old  days  when  charity 
began  at  home,  when  neighbors  got  together  and 
pooled  their  limited  resources  to  bury  someone 
from  their  midst. 

Fortunately,  or  unfortunately,  today  is  not 
like  yesterday  in  many  respects.  The  mobility 
of  our  society  has  created  situations  where 
neighbor  does  not  know  neighbor,  and  where  a 
family  is  scattered  from  one  end  of  the  nation 
to  another. 

I,  for  one,  do  not  expect  Uncle  Sam  to  be  my 
benevolent  uncle  who  puts  shoes  on  my  feet  and 
helps  me  out  of  my  sickbed.  Fortunately,  I'm 
blessed  with  good  health  and  good  circum- 
stances. And  I  know  that  my  fellow  UBC  mem- 
bers do  not  ask  for  charity  or  public  support 
when  they  can  make  do  for  themselves,  but 
there  are  mentally  ill  people  turned  out  on  the 
streets  today  for  lack  of  funds  for  institutions, 
there  are  disabled  persons  unable  to  afford  the 
high  cost  of  medical  care  and  the  necessary 
mechanical  devices.  Our  lawmakers  must  be 
compassionate  in  such  cases,  if  we  are  to  survive 
as  a  nation  of  free  people. 

Our  union  will  continue  to  aid  the:  oppressed 
and  support  worthy  causes  as  best  we  can.  I 
have  been  tremendously  impressed  and  appre- 
ciative of  the  contributions  made  thus  far  to  the 
Diabetes  Research  Institute,  our  current  fund- 
raising  effort. 

Nevertheless,  if  the  federal  budget  must  be 

cut,  let  our  lawmakers  look  elsewhere:  to  the 
countless  instances  of  porkbarrel  legislation  which 
buy  votes  but  often  do  little  public  good. 

I  hope  I  have  not  painted  too  bleak  a  picture 
of  the  new  year  for  the  young  fellow  with  the 
hourglass.  I  do  see  signs  of  progress.  I  see 
President  Reagan  calling  for  tax  reform,  follow- 
ing the  Democratic  lead.  I  see  a  nationwide 
movement  underway  to  "Buy  American."  I  see 
some  cooling  off  of  the  international  arms  race; 
I  even  see  astronauts  becoming  construction 
workers  in  space,  using  a  "cherry  picker"  for 
"high  altitude"  work  while  speeding  along  at 
thousands  of  miles  per  hour  (ground  speed). 

I  see  our  union  turning  around  in  1986,  picking 
up  new  members  in  spite  of  decertifications  and 
the  delaying  tactics  of  the  union  busters.  I  see 
our  local  unions  and  councils  preparing  for  the 
decision-making  activities  of  our  1986  General 
Convention  next  fall. 

If  we  keep  working  away  at  the  job  of  over- 
coming the  handicaps  to  progress  I  have  listed, 
we  should  reach  many  of  our  goals  in  1986.  With 
that  in  mind,  I  wish  you  and  yours  a  happy  and 
prosperous  new  year. 

Patrick!.  Campbell 
General  President 


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

Address  Correction  Requested 




Depew,  N.Y. 
Permit  No.  28 


"The  trade  unions  are  the  legitimate  outgrowth  of  modern 
societary  and  industrial  conditions.  .  .  .  They  were  born  of  the 
necessity  of  workers  to  protect  and  defend  themselves  from 
encroachment,  injustice  and  wrong.  ...  To  protect  the  workers 
in  their  inalienable  rights  to  a  higher  and  better  life;  to  protect 
them,  not  only  as  equals  before  the  law,  but  also  in  their  health, 
their  homes,  their  firesides,  their  liberties  as  men,  as  workers. 

and  as  citizens;  to  overcome  and  conquer  prejudices  and  antag- 
onism; to  secure  to  them  the  right  to  life,  and  the  opportunity  to 
maintain  that  life;  the  right  to  be  full  sharers  in  the  abundance 
which  is  the  result  of  their  brain  and  brawn,  and  the  civilization 
of  which  they  are  the  founders  and  the  mainstay;  to  this  the 
workers  are  entitled.  ...  The  attainment  of  these  is  the  glorious 
mission  of  the  trade  unions." 

—Samual  Gompers,  First  President,  American  Federation  of  Labor 

Brotherhood  Innovators 
Bring  Treasure  Houses  to  Life 





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 


Anthony  Ochocki 

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 

Newtown  Square,  Pennsylvania  19073 

Third  District,  John  PRinxr 
504  E.  Monroe  Street  #402 
Springfield,  Illinois  62701 

Fourth  District,  E.  Jimmy  Jones 
12500  N.E.  8th  Avenue,  #3 
North  Miami.  Florida  33161 

Fifth  District,  Eugene  Shoehigh 
526  Elkwood  Mail  -  Center  Mall 
42nd  &  Center  Streets 
Omaha,  Nebraska  68105 

Sixth  District,  Dean  Sooter 

400  Main  Street  #203 
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VOLUME  106  No.  2  FEBRUARY,  1986 


John  S.  Rogers,  Editor 




Growth  or  Stagnation? , 2 

Actual  Unemployment  Still  Double  Digits 5 

Young  Families  Spend  on  Necessities 7 

Building  the  Treasure  Houses 8 

L-P  Boycott  Profile:  Washington,  Oregon 11 

Circus  Wheels  a  Lost  Art 12 

Children  in  Poverty 15 

Missing  Children  15 

Diabetes  Research  Institute  Contributions 21 

Job  Safety  and  Health  Update 26 


Washington  Report 6 

Ottawa  Report 10 

Labor  News  Roundup 14 

Local  Union  News 16 

We  Congratulate 22 

Apprenticeship  and  Training 23 

Plane  Gossip 28 

Retirees  Notebook 29 

Consumer  Clipboard:  Stop  Counterfeit  Imports 30 

Service  to  the  Brotherhood 31 

In  Memoriam  37 

What's  New? 39 

President's  Message Patrick  J.  Campbell  40 

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The  magnificent  exhibit  currently  at 
the  National  Gallery  of  Art  in  the  East 
Building,  Washington,  D.C.,  could  not 
have  happened  without  the  talents  of 
UBC  members  like  Richard  DeMarr,  Lo- 
cal 132,  who  is  shown  on  our  cover 
creating  a  sculpture  rotunda  designed 
specifically  to  display  many  of  the  Greek 
and  Roman  busts  that  are  a  part  of  The 
Treasure  Houses  of  Britain:  500  Years 
of  Private  Patronage  and  Art  Collecting. 

DeMarr  was  one  of  20  Brotherhood 
carpenters  who  transformed  the  sleek, 
modern,  I.M.  Pei-designed  building  into 
a  series  of  17  galleries  evocative  of  Eng- 
lish country  homes  spanning  500  years. 
The  open  design  of  the  building  allowed 
the  gallery's  design  team  to  create  rooms 
specially  around  objects.  It  then  fell  to 
the  carpenters  to  bring  the  designs  to  the 
gallery  walls,  floors,  ceilings,  and  door- 
ways. Their  tasks  ranged  from  straight- 
forward installations  of  moldings  and 
paneling  to  major  construction  efforts 
such  as  the  rotunda.  The  dome-ceilinged 
room's  simple  shape  belies  the  challenges 
its  archways,  round  niches,  and  door- 
ways raised  during  construction. 

The  finished  product  can  be  seen  in 
the  smaller  photo,  taken  just  before  the 
opening.  Although  most  of  the  sculptures 
in  the  carefully  designed  niches  are  Ro- 
man copies  of  the  Greek,  the  bust  in  the 
center  of  the  photo,  flanked  by  two  urns, 
is  a  famous  Aphrodite  head  attributed  to 
Praxiteles  which  dates  back  to  the  fourth 
century.  It  is  one  of  many  special  treas- 
ures in  this  collection  of  Britian's  best. 

Cover  photos  by  William  SchaefferlNa- 
tional  Gallery  of  Art. 

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The  issues  facing  labor  and  government 
this  year  are  complex  and  critical 

As  each  new  year  arrives,  jour- 
nalists and  public  officials  assure  us 
that  the  months  ahead  are  particu- 
larly critical,  that  this  year  is  dif- 
ferent from  all  previous  years.  Very 
often  they're  wrong. 

This  year,  however,  we  are  told 
by  many  reliable  sources  that  cer- 
tain issues  are  coming  to  a  head, 
and  that  decisions  must  be  made  in 
1986.  These  are  some  of  the  eval- 

NEW  RECESSION?— According 
to  one  management  newsletter,  the 
risk  of  another  recession  is  growing. 
However,  the  newsletter  com- 
ments, slow  economic  expansion  is 
more  likely.  A  year  of  sub-par  busi- 
ness growth  is  what  some  analysts 
expect  in  1986. 

Interest  rates  will  reflect  what 
many  economists  have  termed 
"growth  recession."  They'll  re- 
main, at  least  for  the  time  being  at 

single-digit  levels  for  many  car  pur- 
chases and  for  many  consumer  goods 
and  appliances.  As  an  accompa- 
nying chart  shows,  the  interest  rates 
seem  to  be  leveling  off  in  some 
areas  and  even  declining  in  others. 
There  is  cause  for  alarm  in  one 
particular  area:  the  tremendous 
growth  in  so-called  "plastic"  pur- 
chases— the  use  of  credit  cards  for 
every  conceivable  monetary  trans- 
action, usually  at  high  interest  rates 
of  18%  to  21%.  Banks  have  found 
it  more  profitable  to  operate  credit 
card  systems  than  to  make  small 
consumer  loans.  It  is  a  form  of 
usury  which  must  be  checked,  lest 
it  bring  the  whole  monetary  system 
of  North  America  down  in  an  un- 
usual form  of  bankruptcy.  Credit  is 
increasing,  while  savings  decline. 


year  the  U.S.  Congress  must  come 
to  grips  with  its  do-or-die  decision 

last  December  to  drastically  trim 
the  Federal  Budget.  The  Gramm- 
Rudman  Bill,  designed  as  a  blue- 
print for  the  trimming,  is  one  of  the 
most  far-reaching  pieces  of  legis- 
lation in  recent  years.  It  has  re- 
ceived mixed  reactions  from  every 
element  of  our  society,  and  some 
special  interest  groups  are  already 
howling.  Basically  what  it  says  is 
that  the  Federal  government  must 
cut  adrift  many  welfare  programs, 
trim  many  so-called  "pork-barrel" 
appropriations  which  help  constit- 
uents of  certain  Senators  and  Con- 
gressmen, and  inevitably  it  must 
trim  the  huge  defense  budget.  There 
will  be  future  shock  in  the  trimming 
process,  and  the  taxpayers  know  it 
but  any  application  Gramm-Rud- 
man  must  take  into  account  the 
rights  of  the  working  people. 

The  Federal  Budget  affects  every 
state  and  local  budget  in  the  United 
States,  so  this  will  be  a  case  of 


"trickle  down"  economy  which  none 
of  us  Hke  to  consider. 


The  foreign  trade  gap  will  grow 
narrower  during  the  first  half  of 
1986,  some  economists  predict,  but 
it  will  do  so  at  the  price  of  more 
inflation.  America's  job-destroying 
trade  deficit  took  a  big  leap  in  No- 
vember, sending  1985  into  the  rec- 
ord books  with  the  most  disastrous 
export-import  imbalance  in  the  na- 
tion's history. 

The  November  $13.7  billion  trade 
gap  was  $2.2  billion  higher  than  the 
previous  month.  A  modest  3.5% 
gain  in  U.S.  exports  to  other  coun- 
tries was  swamped  by  a  9.8%  surge 
in  imports.  The  $131.8  billion  cu- 
mulative trade  deficit  for  the  first 
11  months  of  1985  has  already  ex- 
ceeded the  $123.3  billion  deficit 
posted  for  all  12  months  of  1984, 
which  until  now  was  the  worst  on 

American  workers  have  felt  the 
deficit  and  painfully — in  the  shrink- 
age of  manufacturing  jobs  that  kept 
the  unemployment  rate  festering 
around  7%  throughout  what  had 
been  touted  as  a  year  of  economic 

An  AFL-CIO  analysis  warned  that 
the  continuing  hemorrhage  in  for- 
eign trade,  with  plant  closings,  un- 
employment and  lost  income,  "poses 
a  serious  threat  to  America's  fu- 

Federation  Economist  Mark  An- 
derson pointed  out  that  no  other 

nation  would  allow  its  trade  balance 
to  deteriorate  so  drastically. 

"The  Reagan  Administration  must 
not  be  allowed  to  mortgage  Amer- 
ica's future,"  he  warned.  In  the 
absence  of  presidential  leadership, 
Anderson  stressed,  "it  is  essential 
that  Congress  assert  leadership  to 
reduce  the  trade  deficit,  address  the 
special  problems  of  the  most  seri- 
ously damaged  industries  and  shape 
trade  law  to  reflect  international 

The  U.S.  trade  deficit  with  Can- 
ada, America's  largest  trading  part- 
ner, went  against  the  trend  and 
dipped  slightly  to  $1 .98  billion.  This 
year  a  special  task  force  will  work 
to  modify  U.S.  and  Canadian  eco- 
nomic relations,  which  will  even- 
tually ease  trade  problems  in  North 


A  battle  over  funding  the  cleanup 
of  toxic  waste  dumps  was  left  un- 
resolved at  the  adjournment  of  the 
first  session  of  Congress  and  was 
resumed  after  the  House  and  Senate 
reconvened  last  month. 

The  controversy  sidetracked  final 
passage  of  a  budget  reconciliation 
bill  that  also  included  two  other 
labor-supported  measures — an  ex- 
tension of  the  trade  adjustment  as- 
sistance program  for  workers  whose 
jobs  are  wiped  out  by  imports  and 
a  rise  in  the  single-employer  pen- 
sion insurance  program. 

Left  unresolved  was  the  means 
of  replenishing  the  "superfund"  set 

up  five  years  ago  to  finance  cleanup 
of  toxic  waste  where  the  responsi- 
ble party  cannot  be  identified  or  is 

A  House-passed  bill  would  fund 
the  program  for  another  five  years 
primarily  from  taxes  on  petroleum 
and  chemical  producers,  the  chief 
sources  of  the  nation's  toxic  con- 
tamination. That's  how  the  program 
has  been  funded,  although  the  $1.2 
billion  allocated  for  the  first  five 
years  proved  grossly  inadequate. 
The  House-passed  measure  would 
have  raised  $10  billion  for  the  su- 

The  Senate,  by  contrast,  had 
bowed  to  the  wishes  of  the  petro- 
chemical industry  and  voted  to  fi- 
nance a  $7.5  billion  program  in  large 
part  through  a  broad-based  tax  on 

Opponents,  including  the  AFL- 
CIO,  protested  that  this  would 
amount  to  a  national  sales  tax.  The 
House  had  rejected  such  a  broad- 
based  tax. 

The  rival  funding  plans  became 
a  source  of  controversy  for  the 
reconciliation  budget  aimed  at  re- 
ducing the  deficit.  That's  the  catch- 
all bill  combining  the  legislative 
recommendations  of  various 
congressional  committees  to  com- 
ply with  the  spending  ceilings  Con- 
gress adopted  last  spring. 

A  House-Senate  conference  in- 
cluded in  the  final  version  of  the 
deficit-reduction  bill  the  Senate's 
manufacturing  tax,  while  accepting 

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How  interest 
rates  cut 
into  your 

The  chart  at  right  shows  how  interest  rates 
have  changed  in  five  years.  Credit  card 
interests  rates — which  almost  all  of  us  pay 
now — are  not  coming  down. 

We  should  make  our  protests  regarding 
credit-card  interest  known  at  this  time. 

Demand  that  your  credit  cards  charge 
interest  which  is  closer  to  the  inflation  rate — 
now  under  4%  a  year. 

Billions  of  dollars  have  gone  to  line  the 
pockets  of  credit  card  companies  and  banks — 
because  of  these  huge  interest  rates. 

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the  higher  House  figure  for  the  cost 
of  the  program. 

The  Senate  approved  the  recon- 
ciliation package,  but  the  House  by 
a  bipartisan  205-151  vote  deleted 
the  manufacturing  tax  and  sent  the 
measure  back  to  the  Senate.  The 
back-and-forth  routine  continued, 
stalling  the  adjournment  schedule, 
until  the  measure  was  sent  back  to 
conference  for  a  new  try  in  the 
second  session. 

TAX  REFORM?— Changes  in  the 
tax  laws  can  become  big  political 
footballs  in  1986,  but  many  Wash- 
ington watchers  predict  a  final  OK 
of  a  tax  reform  bill  by  Congress  late 
in  1986,  maybe  in  time  for  the  No- 
vember elections.  It  will  probably 
have  to  be  a  bill  which  President 
Reagan  can  and  will  sign  to  cap  off 
the  legislative  attainments  of  his 
second  term  in  office. 

If  a  tax  bill  is  passed,  it  will 
probably  have  an  effective  date  of 
January  1,  1987,  and  it  may  peg  top 
tax  rates  at  around  38%.  The  min- 
imum tax  may  be  increased,  closing 
loopholes  for  the  rich.  State  and 
local  tax  deductions  may  stay,  and 
income  averaging  may  come  to  an 
end.  Businesses  are  expected  to 
lose  some  investment  credits  and 
some  depreciation  breaks.  But  don't 
rule  out  a  separate  tax  hike  of  one 
form  or  another  later  to  help  the 
deficit  cutters  cope  with  Gramm- 
Rudman  budget-balancing  efforts. 


Unemployment  remains  a  serious 
problem  in  North  America,  despite 
recent  drops  in  percentages.  We 
still  have  a  long  way  to  go  before 
we  are  down  to  the  4%  unemploy- 
ment rate  considered  normal  by  the 
Humphrey-Hawkins  Bill  of  more 
than  a  decade  ago. 

We  are  told  that  management 
will,  in  many  instances,  change  its 
methods  of  dealing  with  the  work- 
force. Many  corporations  will  "in- 
novate, automate,  and  consoli- 
date." More  companies  will  opt  for 
a  tough,  pared-down  operation  this 
year,  says  the  Research  Institute  of 
America.  General  Motors  will  set 
the  pace  when  it  revamps  its  cor- 
porate wage  policies.  Merit  pay  will 
replace  cost-of-living  hikes  for 
110,000  white  collar  workers,  the 
institute  predicts. 


one  who  believes  that  American 
workers  are  not  hard  workers  will 
find  themselves  in  sharp  disagree- 
ment with  most  of  America's  lead- 
ing executives. 

According  to  a  just-released  sur- 
vey by  Robert  Half  International, 
a  large  recruiting  firm,  nearly  9  out 
of  10  of  the  people  who  run  some 
of  America's  largest  corporations 
describe  today's  average  American 
worker  as  industrious. 

Of  course,  they  don't  say  that 
when  they  get  to  the  contract  bar- 
gaining table,  but  we  know  it  to  be 

Half  International  contends  that 
"American  workers  are,  too  often, 
unjustly  maligned,  especially  when 
compared  to  their  counterparts  in 
some  other  highly  industrialized 

The  Research  Institute  of  Amer- 
ica states  that  worker  performance 
and  involvement  in  more  company 
activities  are  keys  to  boosting  pro- 
ductivity even  more  than  it  was  in 
1985.  That  means  fewer  middle 
managers  while  more  plant  workers 
take  on  added  responsibilities.  Ford 
Motor  Company  aims  to  cut  20,000 
from  its  rolls,  we  are  told,  and  these 
will  be  mostly  white  collar  middle 

Leaner  hiring  practices  are  antic- 
ipated and  more  use  of  temporary 
workers.  At-home  computer  work- 
ers will  grow  in  number,  according 
to  predictions.  John  Naisbitt,  au- 
thor of  the  best-selling  Megatrends, 
predicts  that  homes,  offices,  and 
factories  will  change  the  way  North 
Americans  work  and  live  in  1986 
because  of  the  tremendous  growth 
in  computer  usage.  If  this  be  true, 
it  will  mean  additional  challenges 
to  union  organizers  and  union  rep- 

North  Amencan  management  will 
be  watching  the  growing  number  of 
Japanese-managed  firms  operating 
in  this  hemisphere,  particularly 
studying  their  relations  with  labor 
unions  and  with  individual  workers. 
Japan's  paternalistic  methods  may 
not  work  with  independent  Ameri- 
can workers,  although  Japanese 
production  and  sales  methods  are 
highly  successful. 

Recently,  Komatsu,  a  Tokyo- 
based  manufacturer  of  construction 
machinery,  took  over  a  plant  in 
northeast  England  that  was  closed 

by  Caterpillar  Tractor  in  1984.  The 
Japanese  firm  will  invest  over  $14 
million  in  the  factory,  which  was 
acquired  from  the  local  county 
council,  and  expects  to  be  making 
hydraulic  excavators  and  wheeled 
loaders  at  the  site  by  the  end  of 

Under  an  agreement  signed  in 
December  with  the  U.K.  Depart- 
ment of  Trade  and  Industry  (DTI), 
Komatsu  will  receive  about  $1.7 
million  in  assistance  from  the  Brit- 
ish government  as  well  as  regional 
development  grants.  The  factory  is 
located  in  Birtley,  Tyne  and  Wear, 

Target  output  for  the  plant  is  2400 
earthmovers  by  1988.  At  least  80% 
of  the  machinery  will  be  destined 
for  export,  primarily  to  other  Eu- 
ropean countries.  Over  270  jobs  will 
be  created  in  the  first  two  years  of 

Komatsu  (UK)  Ltd.,  the  wholly- 
owned  British  subsidiary,  expects 
to  tap  U.K.  suppliers  for  60%  of 
the  components  used  in  the  ma- 
chinery. The  firm  says  the  local 
content  figure  will  rise  to  70%  by 
1988  and  to  80%  by  1991. 

Over  50%  of  the  plant's  capital 
equipment  will  be  from  local  sources 
as  well. 


U.S.  industry  will  have  a  better 
year  in  1986,  the  U.S.  Department 
of  Commerce  has  predicted,  with 
80%  of  the  nation's  manufacturing 
companies  expected  to  enjoy  growth, 
while  the  country's  dominant  serv- 
ice industries  increase  their  profits. 
The  Commerce  Department,  in  re- 
leasing its  forecast  of  U.S.  business 
prospects,  said  that  growth  in  1986, 
while  not  up  by  a  spectacular  mar- 
gin from  1985,  will  be  at  least  more 
uniform,  with  the  gap  between  the 
fastest  growing  companies  and  the 
also-rans  narrowing. 

In  Canada,  we  are  told,  there  is 
hope  for  an  expanded  economy  un- 
der the  new  Monroney  government. 
Labor  Canada,  a  division  of  the 
federal  Department  of  Labor,  re- 
ported recently  that  unionized 
workers  are  enjoying  shorter  work 
weeks,  increased  vacation  benefits, 
and  more  provision  for  maternity 
leave.  Wages  still  lag  in  many  areas. 
Foreign  capital  is  flowing  into  Can- 
ada, as  it  is  doing  in  the  United 



States,  and  worker  organizations 
must  keep  an  eye  on  business  de- 
velopments resulting  from  this  in- 
flux to  assure  union  representation 
at  all  new  manufacturing  installa- 

There  are  still  employment  prob- 
lems created  by  the  large  number 
of  young  people  entering  the  job 
market  each  year,  and  the  educa- 
tion system  will  get  some  over- 
hauling to  prepare  young  people  for 

more  skilled  occupations. 

The  good  life  in  North  America 
is  still  elusive  for  most  of  us  but, 
generally  speaking,  Americans  and 
Canadians  are  at  least  expected  to 
hold  their  own  in  the  year  ahead. 

Actual  Unemployment  Still  in  Double  Digits 

Much  of  America  never  recovered 
from  the  1982  recession,  and  the  real 
level  of  joblessness  was  at  double-digit 
levels  throughout  1985. 

That's  the  thrust  of  a  report  by  the 
Full  Employment  Action  Council  and 
the  Roosevelt  Centennial  Youth  Proj- 
ect, titled  "Three  Years  of  Recovery: 
Where  Are  the  Jobs?" 

It  notes  that  the  official  unemploy- 
ment rate  for  1985 — at  7.2% — was  higher 
than  the  rate  for  all  but  six  of  the  last 
35  years. 

Counting  underemployed  and  dis- 
couraged workers  as  part  of  the  labor 
force  pushes  the  real  jobless  rate  to 
13%,  the  study  notes.  But  even  using 
the  lower  official  rate,  blacks,  Hispan- 
ics,  teenagers,  and  women  heads  of 
families  all  experienced  double-digit 

Among  blacks,  the  15.1%  official  rate 
for  1985  translates  into  24.6%  real  un- 
employment, and  the  10.5%  Hispanic 
unemployment  rate  represents  a  real 
rate  of  18.3%. 

Both  the  persistence  and  the  nature 
of  unemployment  suggest  the  need  for 
targeted  government  action,  the  report 
says.  It  urges  "more  adequate  funding 
of  existing  programs  such  as  the  Job 
Training  Partnership  Act  and  the  Job 
Corps,"  along  with  "resources  for  new 
initiatives"  including  community  em- 
ployment programs,  youth  job  projects 
and  conservation  activities.  Instead,  it 
notes,  programs  to  deal  with  structural 
unemployment  are  being  cut  back  and 
"the  so-called  recovery  may  continue 
to  bypass  millions  of  workers  and  their 

The  report  examines  the  "uneven  and 
incomplete"  recovery  from  the  reces- 
sion. Employment  in  the  service  sector 
was  up  by  1 .8  million  over  the  last  year. 
But  manufacturing-sector  jobs  dropped 
a  further  173,000. 

"Since  1979,  before  the  last  two 
recessions,  employment  in  the  manu- 
facturing sector  has  dropped  1.6  mil- 
lion," the  report  shows.  It  cites  the 

"serious  implications  for  family  living 
standards"  because  pay  levels  in  the 
service  sector  average  only  two-thirds 
of  manufacturing  pay. 

Duration  of  unemployment  is  longer 
than  before  the  last  recession  began, 
the  study  points  out.  At  latest  count, 
2.2  million  persons  had  been  out  of 
work  for  15  weeks  or  more,  and  1.2 
million  for  27  weeks  or  more.  But  only 
about  one-third  of  the  unemployed  and 
just  1%  of  those  out  of  work  for  more 
than  six  months  were  receiving  unem- 
ployment compensation. 

The  report  shows  that  the  real  jobless 
rate  was  higher  last  October  than  in 
1979  in  39  states.  The  largest  increases 
over  that  period  were  in  West  Virginia, 
Louisiana,  Illinois,  Kentucky,  Missis- 
sippi, Texas,  Oklahoma,  Ohio,  and  Ar- 

Thirteen  of  the  nation's  20  largest 
metropolitan  areas  also  had  higher  real 
jobless  rates.  Houston,  Cleveland,  Chi- 
cago, and  Pittsburgh  posted  the  biggest 

FEBRUARY,     1986 



A  new  U.S.  Labor  Department  publication  will 
make  current  wage  determinations  under  the  Davis- 
Bacon  and  related  acts  more  accessible  to  anyone 
needing  them,  Susan  R.  Meisinger,  Deputy  Under 
Secretary  of  Labor  for  Employment  Standards,  has 

The  Davis-Bacon  and  related  acts  require  that 
wage  rates  prevailing  in  an  area  be  paid  to  workers 
on  federally-funded  construction  contracts  of  $2,000 
or  more. 

The  Labor  Department  determines  the  prevailing 
wages  for  each  craft  and  area  for  construction,  al- 
teration, or  repair  work,  including  painting  and  deco- 
rating. Since  1971  it  has  published  these  general 
wage  determinations  in  the  Federal  Register. 

Now  this  information  will  be  available  in  a  new 
publication,  "General  Wage  Determinations  Issued 
Under  the  Davis-Bacon  and  Related  Acts,"  obtain- 
able through  the  Government  Printing  Office. 

"This  new  procedure,"  Meisinger  said,  "began  in 
January.  It  will  replace  the  cumbersome  and  costly 
systems  that  have  previously  been  used  and  make 
these  wage  determinations  easily  available  to  those 
who  need  them  for  inclusion  in  thousands  of  con- 
struction contracts." 

She  said  the  new  system  will  eliminate  serious 
problems  users  have  had  in  locating,  interpreting, 
filing,  and  duplicating  published  general  wage  deter- 


Senator  Alan  J.  Dixon  (D-lll.)  has  introduced  leg- 
islation designating  May  25,  1986,  as  "Hands 
Across  America  Day." 

The  legislation  is  intended  to  focus  attention  on  a 
nationwide  effort  planned  for  next  May  to  raise 
funds  to  combat  hunger  and  homelessness. 

At  3  p.m.  on  May  25,  more  than  three  million 
people  across  the  country  are  expected  to  join 
hands  to  connect  both  coasts  after  having  contrib- 
uted between  $10  and  $35  each  to  help  the  na- 
tion's hungry  and  homeless. 

The  ceremony  will  include  the  singing  of  "Amer- 
ica the  Beautiful"  and  "We  Are  The  World,"  which 
will  be  broadcast  on  radio  stations  across  the  coun- 
try. It  is  hoped  that  as  much  as  $100  million  will  be 


Apparently  it  pays  for  corporations  to  cheat  or 
knowingly  violate  the  law  because  government  reg- 
ulation is  too  weak  or  non-existent. 

That's  the  view  of  Professor  Amitai  Etzioni  of 
George  Washington  University  in  Washington,  D.C., 
as  expressed  in  an  op-ed  article  in  the  New  York 
Times  which  began  this  way: 

"Do  recent  reports  of  check-kiting  (E.F.  Hutton), 
overcharging  on  defense  contracts  (General  Dy- 
namics), failing  to  inform  authorities  of  deaths  to 
patients  who  took  Oraflex  (Eli  Lilly),  and  employee 
deaths  from  cyanide  poisoning  (Film  Recovery  Sys- 
tems) involve  only  a  few  rotten  apples,  or  is  the 
corporate  core  corrupt? 

"The  conventional  wisdom  is  that  these  are  iso- 
lated incidents,  but  my  own  survey  suggests  that 
roughly  two-thirds  of  our  500  largest  corporations 
have  been  involved  to  some  extent  in  illegal  behav- 
ior over  the  last  10  years.  And  once  the  public 
realizes  the  true  scope  of  the  problem,  demands  for 
a  large-scale  clean-up  campaign,  involving  stricter 
enforcement  and  higher  penalties,  are  sure  to  fol- 

Etzioni  said  one  survey  reported  that  a  majority  of 
retired  executives  conceded  that  "industry  cannot 
regulate  itself"  and  government  regulation  is  re- 


During  the  1985  session  of  Congress,  five  sena- 
tors introduced  the  Universal  Child  Immunization 
Act  of  1986  (S.  1917),  which  would  provide  assist- 
ance to  the  international  health  community  in  pro- 
viding worldwide  immunization  to  children  against 
childhood  diseases. 

Cosponsors  include  Senators  Bill  Bradley  (D-N.J.) 
who  sponsored  the  bill,  Dennis  DeConcini  (D-Ariz.), 
Ted  Kennedy  (D-Mass.),  Slade  Gorton  (R-Wash.) 
and  Spark  Matsunaga  (D-Hawaii),  said  the  bill  ex- 
presses the  will  of  Congress  that  the  United  States 
contribute  to  the  ongoing  effort  to  immunize  all  chil- 
dren by  the  year  1990. 

Four  million  children  die  annually  from  diseases 
such  as  polio,  measles,  whooping  cough,  diphthe- 
ria, tetanus,  and  tuberculosis — the  same  childhood 
ailments  which  have  been  effectively  eradicated  in 
developed  countries  through  immunization  pro- 
grams. The  Senate  recently  appropriated  $50  mil- 
lion for  child  survival  activities  through  a  resolution 
calling  for  universal  access  to  immunization  by 
1990  and  accelerated  efforts  to  eradicate  childhood 


The  National  Labor  Relations  Board  has  deter- 
mined that  posting  an  unflattering  description  of  a 
"scab"  following  a  labor  dispute  in  which  workers 
crossed  a  picket  line  is  protected  activity.  After  re- 
moval from  an  employee  bulletin  board  of  an  article 
(short  story  writer  Jack  London's  "Definition  of  a 
Scab")  by  the  company,  the  Board  ruled  it  unlawful 
removal.  The  notice  portrayed  a  "scab"  as  a  "two- 
legged  animal  with  a  corkscrew  soul,  a  water- 
logged brain,  and  a  combination  backbone  made  of 
jelly  and  glue." 


Young  Jamilies  are  spending  their  money 
on  necessities  . . .  not  Yuppie  pleasures 

Congressional  committee  reports  on  the  baby-boom  generation 

The  media  has  made  much  of  the 
Yuppie,  the  acronym  for  Young, 
Upwardly-mobile  Professional.  The 
stereotypical  have-it-all  Yuppie 
drives  a  BMW,  drinks  imported 
ChabUs,  owns  a  luxury  condo  and 
a  state-of-the-art  stereo,  wears 
Gucci  shoes,  and  eats  out  regularly 
at  upscale  restaurants. 

Boosted  by  Madison  Avenue  and 
Hollywood,  the  Yuppie  has  be- 
come so  ingrained  in  American 
popular  mythology  that  he  or  she 
has  almost  become  synonymous 
with  the  postwar  "baby  boom" 
generation,  usually  defined  as 
those  78  million  Americans  born 
between  1946  and  1964. 

However,  a  study  released  re- 
cently by  the  congressional  Joint 
Economic  Committee  (JEC)  punc- 
tures the  myth  of  a  Yuppie  major- 
ity. Sure,  Yuppies  exist  and 
they're  more  visible  in  their  expen- 
sive imported  cars  and  pricy  res- 
taurants than  their  less  affluent 
counterparts.  Still,  they're  by  no 
means  typical  of  their  generation, 
the  study  points  out. 

In  1984  the  typical  young  Ameri- 
can family  consisted  of  a  husband 

and  wife  and  a  pre-teenage  child, 
the  study  said.  Fewer  than  half  of 
these  couples,  aged  25-34,  owned 
their  homes.  Their  combined  pre- 
tax income  totaled  $25,157, 
"hardly  enough  to  buy  a  BMW 
and  eat  out  regularly.  If  this  is  the 
case,  what  are  young  families 
spending  their  money  on?  The  an- 
swer comes  as  no  surprise  to  those 
families:  basic  necessities,"  the  re- 
port said. 

The  baby  boom  generation,  it 
said,  "has  experienced  a  dramatic 
dechne  in  its  ability  to  pursue  the 
conventional  American  dream:  a 
home,  financial  security,  and  edu- 
cation for  their  children." 

In  the  decades  prior  to  the 
1970s,  young  people  rightly  ex- 
pected to  live  better  than  their  par- 
ents, the  report  noted,  adding, 
"Such  is  not  now  the  case.  A 
father-son  example  illustrates  this 
dramatically."  It  showed  that  a 
young  man  who  left  home  in  the 
1950s  or  1960s  could  expect  by  age 
30  to  be  earning  a  third  more  in 
inflation-adjusted  dollars  than  his 
father  did  when  the  young  man 
lived  at  home. 

But  today,  a  30-year-old  man  is 

making  about  10%  less  in  real 
earnings  than  his  father  did  when 
the  young  man  left  home,  the  re- 
port said.  "The  fact  that  the  man's 
father  owns  a  house  with  easy 
mortgage  payments  only  sharpens 
the  contrast  in  their  economic  sta- 
tus," it  added. 

In  1973  the  average  30-year-old 
earned  $23,580  in  inflation-adjusted 
1984  dollars.  By  1983,  that  figure 
had  dropped  to  $17,520  in  real  dol- 
lars, a  26%  decline.  Average  family 
income  in  this  age  group  fell  14% 
during  this  decade  despite  a  large 
increase  in  two-earner  households, 
the  study  said. 

To  purchase  a  median  price 
home  in  1973,  the  average  30-year- 
old  would  have  had  to  spend  21% 
of  his  gross  monthly  earnings  on 
mortgage  payments.  By  1983  he  or 
she  would  have  had  to  spend  44%, 
which  usually  puts  homeownership 
out  of  reach.  "That  is  despite  the 
fact  that  today  fewer  than  half  of 
all  new  housing  units  are  detached 
single-family  dwellings  as  com- 
pared with  more  than  60%  in  the 
1970s"  the  report  said. 

Continued  on  Page  36 

FEBRUARY,     1986 

With  Ihe  mural  at  the  opening  of  the  exhibit  behind  him.  Bob  Jones  of  Local  1590.  Washington.  D.C..  cuts  a  large,  arch-shaped  piece 
of  plexiglass  to  be  installed  on  the  front  of  a  display  case. 

Dutch  Holland.  Local  132.  Washington,  D.C..  and  Harold 
Lida.  Local  1694.  apply  a  velvet  covering  to  the  plywood 
shelves  of  a  display  case  which  will  hold  a  magnificent  array 
of  silver.  Photo  by  Wm.  SchaefferlNational  Gallery  of  Art. 

The  fireplace  below  represents  no  particular  fireplace,  but 
the  spirit  of  1 7th  century  house  style.  Dick  Yates,  Local 
132,  Washington,  D.C.,  gives  his  work  a  final  inspection 
before  it  is  moved  into  place  for  the  display  of  14  pieces  of 
Chinese  porcelain,  right.  Photos  by  Wm.  Schaeffer/National 
Gallery  of  Art. 

The  Job  foreman.  Randy  Payne,  Local  132,  Washington,  D.C., 
is  shown  on  the  upper  level  of  the  East  Building  working  on 
the  exhibit  sales  area  while  Tom  Piddington.  Local  1665.  Alex- 
andria, Va.,  insert,  works  downstairs  in  the  exhibit  shop. 


Building  the 

Treasure  Houses' 

For  The  Treasure  Houses  of  Britain. ■ 
Five  Hundred  Years  of  Private  Patron- 
age and  Art  Collecting,  the  current 
exhibit  at  the  National  Gallery  of  Art 
in  Washington,  D.C.,  UBC  members 
have  transformed  a  light  and  airy  20th 
century  building  into  a  series  of  17 
galleries  representing  English  country 
houses  from  1485  to  1985,  including  a 
dark  Tudor  castle  and  a  romanesque 
rotunda.  The  result  is  a  magnificent 
showcase  for  an  exhibit  of  this  scope — 
it  features  over  800  priceless  objects 
from  over  200  treasure  houses. 

J.  Carter  Brown,  gallery  director; 
Gervase  Jackson-Stops,  exhibit  cura- 
tor; Gaillard  Revenel,  gallery  design 
chief;  and  Mark  Leithauser,  assistant 
chief  of  design,  chose  to  create  a  chron- 
ological series  of  typical  rooms,  or  parts 
of  rooms,  as  the  most  effective  way  to 
showcase  the  treasures.  Rather  than 
attempt  to  recreate  specific  rooms  ex- 
actly, the  team  designed  each  gallery 
as  representative  of  a  period  after  view- 
ing paintings,  and  touring  the  houses 
themselves,  and  based  on  their  histor- 
ical knowledge  of  architecture.  Various 
elements  appropriate  to  each  period 
were  included  to  evoke  the  presence  of 
a  British  country  home. 

One  of  the  more  precise  recreations 
is  the  Jacobean  Long  Gallery,  which 
duplicates  the  door  of  a  castle,  the 
windows  of  another  famous  home,  and 
the  ceiling,  molding,  and  room  colors 

glitter  and  increased  excitement  to  the 

Mounting  the  exhibition  cost  over 
four  million  dollars,  part  of  which  was 
covered  by  a  grant  from  the  Ford  Motor 
Co.  But  funding  was  only  one  hurdle 
the  planners  had  to  overcome  in  their 
transformation  of  the  two  top  floors  of 
the  gallery's  East  Building.  Brown, 
Jackson-Stops,  Ravenel,  and  Leithau- 
ser made  countless  trans- Atlantic  flights 
to  visit  the  homes  of  hundreds  of  United 
Kingdom  aristocrats  and  ask  permis- 
sion to  borrow  their  treasures  (over 
90%  of  the  owners  said  yes),  to  inspect 
the  objects  and  ensure  that  they  were 
in  good  enough  condition  to  withstand 
the  travel,  and  to  coordinate  the  place- 
ment of  each  object  and  the  flow  of 
each  room.  In  most  cases  the  objects 
could  not  leave  Britain  until  late  sum- 
mer because  their  owners  allow  paying 
visitors  to  tour  the  homes  as  a  means 
of  raising  the  funds  needed  to  maintain 

Many  of  the  items  are  over  500  years 
old,  and  some  even  date  back  to  ancient 
Greek  and  Roman  times.  Some  had 
never  before  left  the  homes,  and  others 
had  never  even  been  moved.  Crating, 
shipping,  and  insuring  the  objects  were 
primary  concerns,  and  what  of  the  dif- 
ference in  climate — especially  the  warm, 
dry  air  found  in  the  gallery?  Dry  heat 
would  cause  irreparable  damage  to  the 
Van  Dyck,  Rembrant,  and  Velazquez 
Continued  on  Page  36 

These  three  photos  show  the  same  room,  The  Waterloo  Gallery.  The  intricate 
molding,  cornices,  and  columns  are  highlighted  in  the  photo  at  bottom  left, 
which  also  details  the  careful  spacing  of  the  dentil  molding  as  it  turns  the 
corners.  At  top  left  is  a  photo  showing  an  overview  of  the  room  with  work  in 
progress,  including  the  humidifying  ducts  waiting  to  be  installed.  The  finished 
room  is  shown  in  the  photo  below.  Photos  at  top  left  and  below  by  Wm. 
Schaeffer/  National  Gallery  of  Art. 

of  a  portrait  of  the  Countess  of  Arundel. 
This  portrait  hangs  in  the  room  to  em- 
phasize the  similar  features.  Another 
room  that  imitates  a  painting  found  on 
one  of  its  walls  is  the  Dutch  Cabinet. 
(Cabinet  means  a  small  room.) 

Not  your  typical  carpentry  job,  work- 
ing at  the  gallery  is  full  of  challenges 
and  surprises.  Corning  Construction 
Corp.  of  Beltsville,  Md.,  has  a  contract 
with  the  gallery  to  keep  four  or  five 
carpenters  employed  in  the  exhibit  shop 
full  time,  year  round.  Their  shop  is 
located  below  the  exhibition  areas  and 
is  fully  equipped  to  handle  almost  any- 
thing they  need  to  create  an  exhibition. 
For  the  Treasure  Houses  exhibit.  As- 
sociated Builders  of  Hyattsville,  Md., 
was  brought  in  to  help,  bringing  to  20 
the  number  of  UBC  members  on  the 
project.  Working  with  the  gallery  staff 
is  very  demanding  as  they  insist  upon 
consistent,  high  quality  work,  and  peo- 
ple who  can  accept  the  job's  challenges 
and  demands. 

The  UBC's  quality  people,  all  affili- 
ated with  the  Washington,  D.C.,  and 
Vicinities  District  Council,  began  the 
heavy  construction  work  in  June  of 
1985,  completing  it  in  time  for  the  show's 
November  3  opening,  five  months  later. 
On  November  9,  the  exhibit's  patrons, 
Their  Royal  Highnesses,  Prince  Charles 
and  Princess  Diana,  visited  the  gallery 
for  black-tie  opening  festivities,  adding 

FEBRUARY,     1986 



Last  summer  a  new  Act  respecting  occupational 
accidents  and  diseases  went  into  effect  in  Quebec. 
Long  hoped  for  by  parties  interested  in  the  work 
environment,  the  Bill  is  a  sizeable  reform  of  almost 
600  sections.  It  constitutes  an  important  landmark 
in  the  development  of  occupational  health  and 
safety,  making  Quebec  a  frontrunner  in  North  Amer- 
ica with  regard  to  the  compensation  of  occupational 
accident  victims. 

Bill  42  considerably  changes  the  regulations  re- 
garding compensation.  Medical  aspects  of  the  sys- 
tem have  been  removed  from  the  control  of  the 
Commission  de  sante  et  de  securite  du  travail  du 
Quebec.  The  injured  worker  chooses  his  own  physi- 
cian and  hospital.  The  attending  physician  rules  on 
the  payment  date.  In  return,  nevertheless,  he  must 
provide  a  more  complete  file  to  the  CSST  on  his 
patient,  but  he  is  now  paid  to  do  so. 

In  addition,  the  new  method  of  compensation  re- 
places the  lifetime  pension  with  a  mixed  formula,  a 
revenue  replacement  indemnity  and  a  fixed  annuity 
to  compensate  for  bodily  damages.  "Thus  a  major 
legislative  flaw  is  corrected,  which  has  prevailed  up 
until  now  in  the  area  of  compensation;  under  the 
previous  system  small  disabilities  were  over-com- 
pensated and  major  disabilities  under-compen- 
sated," explains  Robert  Sauve,  president  and  gen- 
eral manager  of  the  CSST.  The  new  system  is 
more  just  for  everyone,  in  the  opinion  of  the  Em- 
ployers Council. 

However,  for  the  unions,  the  question  of  compen- 
sation constitutes  the  main  stumbling  block  to  Bill 
42.  "On  this  aspect  we  have  not  yet  reached  our 
objective,"  says  Robert  Bouchard,  of  the  Quebec 
Federation  of  Labour.  "Ideally,  we  would  have  liked 
the  principles  of  compensation  which  have  pre- 
vailed until  now  to  be  wholly  transferred  into  Bill  42. 
The  problem  with  the  present  bill  is  the  concept  of 
suitable  employment.  There  has  been  a  great  strug- 
gle to  obtain  a  clearer  and  more  specific  definition 
of  suitable  employment  which  would  allow  us  to  say 
that  a  particular  worker  cannot  be  integrated  into  a 
job  called  suitable  considering  his  physical  or  men- 
tal abilities.  Unfortunately,  this  idea  has  remained 
quite  vague!  It  will  certainly  complicate  the  exercise 
of  the  right  to  return  to  work  which  we  mean  to 
have  respected  at  any  cost." 


Hundreds  of  thousands  of  Canadian  workers  may 
be  forced  to  stop  smoking  on  the  job  after  a  federal 
labor  adjudicator,  in  a  landmark  decision,  declared 
second-hand  tobacco  smoke  a  dangerous  sub- 

The  decision  could  revolutionize  the  Canadian 
workplace,  moving  this  country  a  giant  step  closer 
to  the  smoke-free  office,  health  and  labor  spokes- 
men said  recently. 

Though  researchers  have  said  for  some  time  that 
second-hand  smoke  may  cause  cancer,  this  is  the 
first  time  the  link  has  been  recognized  by  a  labor 

The  decision  will  immediately  give  870,000  Cana- 
dian public  service  workers  a  precedent  for  de- 
manding protection  from  tobacco  smoke  in  the 

In  the  longer  term,  the  decision  may  serve  as  a 
precedent  for  virtually  every  unionized  worker  in 
Canada  because  it  stipulates  that  keeping  workers 
free  from  tobacco  smoke  is  a  basic  principle  of 
safety  in  the  workplace. 


In  introducing  Bill  C-90,  Ottawa  has  moved  close 
to  the  finish  line  of  the  decade-long  trudge  toward 
reform  of  Canada's  retirement  income  system. 

Called  the  Pension  Benefits  Standards  Act  1985, 
the  bill's  main  impact  on  company  pension  plans 
will  be  to  improve  pension  portability,  to  bolster 
women's  pensions  and  remove  sex  discrimination, 
and  to  extend  coverage  to  part-time  workers.  The 
changes  take  effect  in  1987. 


The  federal  minimum  wage,  now  the  lowest  in  the 
country  at  $3.50  an  hour,  will  be  raised  to  $4  in 
May — the  first  increase  in  four  years,  Labor  Minister 
Bill  McKnight  has  announced. 

McKnight  also  announced  that  the  government 
will  abolish  the  separate  youth  minimum  wage,  now 
$3.25  an  hour,  making  the  $4  rate  applicable  to  all 
employees  when  the  change  takes  effect. 

"This  increase  not  only  reflects  the  government's 
commitment  to  an  equitable  minimum  wage  but 
also  brings  the  federal  minimum  wage  more  into 
harmony  with  rates  in  other  jurisdictions,"  he  added 
in  a  statement. 

McKnight  estimated  earlier  this  year  that  only 
about  2,500  of  approximately  600,000  workers 
within  federal  jurisdiction  currently  earn  the  mini- 
mum wage. 

Federal  jurisdiction  includes  industries  such  as 
banking,  shipping,  air  transport,  broadcasting,  rail- 
ways, grain  elevators,  and  pipelines. 

The  new  federal  wage  will  compare  with  the  fol- 
lowing rates:  Newfoundland  $4,  Nova  Scotia  $4, 
Prince  Edward  Island  $4,  New  Brunswick  $3.80, 
Quebec  $4,  Ontario  $4,  Manitoba  $4.30,  Saskatch- 
ewan $4.50,  Alberta  $3.80,  British  Columbia  $3.65, 
Northwest  Territories  $4.25,  and  Yukon  $4.25. 



Locals  and  Councils  Urged  to  'Adopt'  L-P  Strikers 

There  are  approximately  500  strikers 
picketing  the  Louisiana-Pacific  Corpo- 
ration after  two  years  of  hardship  and 
struggle,  and  they  need  financial  assist- 
ance to  provide  for  their  basic  needs  and 
the  needs  of  their  families. 

General  President  Patrick  J.  Campbell 
has  issued  a  plea  to  all  UBC  local  unions 
and  councils  throughout  North  America 
to  "adopt  a  striker,"  so  that  the  fight 
against  L-P  will  ultimately  defeat  the 
company's  blatant  attempt  at  union  bust- 
ing in  the  forest  products  industry. 

"If  your  local  or  council  can  help 
support  one  of  these  workers  at  $100  a 
week  or  half  or  a  quarter  of  this  amount 

on  a  weekly  basis,  please  help  out," 
Campbell  declared  in  his  appeal  for  as- 
sistance. "I'd  appreciate  hearing  from 
everyone.  To  those  who  have  given  their 
time  and  financial  support  to  the  struggle 
against  L-P,  I  ask  your  continued  sup- 
port. To  those  who  have  not  yet  given, 
now  is  the  time.  I  am  well  aware  that  a 
weekly  financial  commitment  will  be  a 
burden  for  many,  because  these  are  not 
the  best  of  times  in  most  areas.  But  in 
this  Brotherhood,  we  must  be  our  broth- 
er's keeper,  even  if  it  hurts  a  little." 

Campbell  noted  that  the  L-P  boycott 
and  the  strike  effort  has  already  exacted 
a  heavy  price  from  the  company. 

"When  this  strike  began,  L-P's 
spokesperson  publicly  stated  that  in  a 
perfect  world  they  would  like  to  'return 
to  the  work  ethics  of  the  20s  and  the 
30s.'  As  trade  unionists,  we  cannot  let 
any  major  employer  succeed  in  such 
efforts  to  turn  back  the  clock  on  working 
men  and  women." 

Campbell  stated  that  we  must  continue 
this  fight  for  justice  for  ourselves  and  for 
future  generations  of  workers  in  the  for- 
est products  industry.  Last  month,  the 
United  Brotherhood  expanded  its  boy- 
cott to  include  home  builders  who  use 
L-P  products  in  their  construction  proj- 

Boycott  Profile: 

Local  2845  members,  from  left,  Rusty  Anderson,  Tim  Jensen, 
Richard  Osborn,  and  John  Svicarovich  conduct  boycott  hand- 
billing  at  Fred  Meyer  in  Forest  Grove,  Ore. 

Local  1746  members,  front  row,  from  left,  Jim  Hamilton,  Don 
Fletcher,  Liz  DiStael.  Marlene  Marcon,  Carol  Sampson,  Dave 
Campbell  and  Doug  Patterson  join,  back  row,  from  left.  Brad 
Witt  of  the  Western  Council  LPIW,  UBC  Representative  Mark 
Furman,  and  Local  1120  Financial  Secretary  Larry  Hodgin,  in 
preparing  for  recent  handbilling  at  Fred  Meyer. 

Brotherhood  members  in  the  heart  of 
the  L-P  strike  territory  have  been  con- 
ducting regular  boycott  activity  since 
the  boycott's  inception,  under  the  di- 
rection of  7th  District  Board  Member 
Paul  Johnson.  Members  from  the  Se- 
attle and  Tacoma  District  Councils  in 
Washington,  along  with  the  Oregon  State 
and  Willamette  Valley  District  Councils 
and  affiliates  of  the  Western  Council, 
have  been  active  boycott  participants 
in  L-P's  home  territory.  The  boycott's 
impact  has  been  impressive,  as  two 
years  of  activity  has  produced  a  lengthy 

Survey  local  homebuilding 
projects  for  L-P  products 

Please  begin  to  monitor  residential  con- 
struction projects  in  your  area  to  see  if  L-P 
wood  products,  particularly  L-P  waferboard, 
are  being  used.  If  such  homebuilding  projects 
are  identified,  please  notify  the  General  Pres- 
ident, and  appropriate  action  will  be  taken. 

list  of  retailers  that  have  dropped  L-P 

Area  boycott  activities  are  being  co- 
ordinated by  UBC  Representative  Marc 
Furman  and  have  focused  on  lumber 
retailers  in  the  area,  including  Fred 
Meyer,  B  &  I  Lumber,  Parr  Lumber 
Co.,  Copeland  Lumber,  and  Henry  Ba- 
con Lumber  Co.  Fred  Meyer,  with 
twenty  stores  located  in  the  Portland 
and  Seattle  areas,  is  the  primary  target 
for  boycott  handbilling  at  present.  A 
Labor  Board  charge  filed  by  Fred  Meyer 
against  the  UBC  handbilling  was  re- 
cently dismissed  and  intensified  boycott 
action  is  planned. 

In  addition  to  the  boycott  handbilling, 
UBC  members  in  the  area  have  engaged 
in  numerous  other  strike  support  activ- 
ities. Picketing  of  L-P  sponsored  Davis 
Cup  tennis  matches  and  a  stock  ana- 
lysts' meeting  at  which  L-P's  Chairman 
Harry  Merlo  spoke  was  conducted,  and 
several  demonstrations  have  been  co- 
ordinated at  L-P's  corporate  headquar- 
ters in  Portland,  Ore. 

Handbill  developed  by  our  Washington-Or- 
egon members  and  distributed  at  the  L-P- 
sponsored  Davis  Cup  Tennis  Tournament. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


I^H^^XjO  . . .  nearly  a  lomi  ai4 

by  Kiri  Olson 

Ornately  designed  and  lavishly  pcdnted 
wagon  wheels  were  a  colorful  part  of 
circus  parades.  In  addition  to  their  bril- 
liance, they  were  extremely  heavy  and 
built  of  fine  quality  wood  to  withstand 
all  of  the  rigors.  Today,  the  fabrication, 
let  alone  the  sight,  of  steel-rimmed 
wooden  circus  wheels  is  very  rare. 

A  century  ago,  wagon  builders  bought 
their  wheels  from  companies  that  spe- 
cialized in  making  them.  At  that  time, 
a  wheel  would  cost  about  $100.00.  Beggs 
Wagon  Co.  of  Kansas  City,  Mo.,  ad- 
vertised, "All  sizes  of  sunbursts  on 
short  notice.  Nicely  carved.  Furnished 
in  the  white  or  completely  painted  ready 
to  put  on."  The  best  known  circus 

wheel  manufacturer  was  St.  Mary's 
Wheel  &  Spoke  Co.  of  St.  Mary's,  Ohio 
who  advertised  in  1922,  "The  Circus 
boys  are  ready  for  a  busy  season!  Are 

J.  C.  White  was  the  superintendent 
of  the  St.  Mary's  Wheel  &  Spoke  Co., 
while  his  father,  Thomas  A.  White,  was 
president  and  general  manager  from 
1890  to  1936.  In  his  book.  Circus  Bag- 
gage Stock,  C.  P.  Fox  recounts  J.  C. 
White's  explanation  of  how  the  massive 
circus  wheels  were  made:  "The  hubs 
were  always  made  of  elm  because  of 
its  toughness.  After  they  were  turned 
and  mortised  to  fit  the  flanges,  the 
spokes  were  driven  into  the  hub  blocks. 

then  the  Sarven  flanges  were  pressed 
on  hydraulically.  The  spokes  were  white 
oak  and  were  turned  to  desired  diameter 
and  mortised  to  fit  right  in  the  hub.  The 
other  end  of  the  spoke  was  tenoned  to 
fit  the  felloe.  Before  the  assemblying, 
the  spokes  were  sanded  and  finished. 
They  were  also  grooved  for  the  Vi^-inch 
panels  that  were  inserted  between  the 
spokes.  The  spokes  were  then  driven 
into  the  hub,  filed,  sanded,  and  finished 
in  the  center  of  the  wheel.  The  panels 
were  then  glued  in  place  before  the 
felloes  were  applied.  The  felloes  were 
white  oak.  (The  panels  mentioned  were 
for  sunburst  wheels  used  on  parade 

This  set  of  wheels,  axles,  axle  nuts,  and  skeins,  right,  are  fresh  out 
of  the  Beggs  factory.  All  circus  wheels  revolve  on  tapered  friction 
bearings.  They  usually  had  16  spokes  and  sometimes  18,  as  com- 
pared to  14  on  farm  or  commercial  wagons.  Spokes  up  to  two  inches 
in  diameter  were  made  of  second-growth  hickory,  while  larger  spokes 
were  made  of  second-growth  white  oak.  Wheels  cost  between  $75 
and  $125  each,  with  $20  extra  to  "sunburst"  them.  The  Beggs  Wa- 
gon Company  also  manufactured  baggage,  cage,  and  parade  wagons 
for  many  circuses. 

The  power  of  a  horse  when  pulling  a  load  is  developed  in  the  hind 
quarters.  Far  right,  a  heavy  stringer  wagon  is  in  obvious  difficulty. 
The  show  and  date  of  this  photo  are  unknown,  but  the  show  is 
probably  Ringling  in  the  1920s.  (Photos  and  captions  from  Circus 
Baggage  Stock  by  C.P.  Fox.) 



"All  wood  used  was  air-dried  in  open 
sheds  for  about  two  years  before  using. 
After  this  the  billets  were  dried  to  about 
4%  moisture  content  in  the  dry  kilns. 
The  dish  was  built  into  the  wheels  by 
the  angle  we  put  on  the  tennon  that 
was  driven  into  the  hub. 

"The  steel  tire  was  shrunk  on  the 
wheel  as  a  last  step.  When  finished,  the 
wheels  were  dipped  in  linseed  oil." 

Some  of  the  first  circus  wheels  had 
a  circular  fan  of  scrolled  and  painted 
wood  fastened  to  the  outside  of  the 
spokes.  These  wheels  were  dazzling 
but  quite  vulnerable  to  damage,  espe- 
cially as  circus  wagons  became  heavier 
and  more  massive.  So  the  wheel  dec- 
oration was  changed,  and  triangular 
pine  inserts  were  placed  between  the 
spokes,  forming  a  sunburst  pattern. 

The  wide  edge  of  the  triangular  web 
was  fluted.  These  webs  were  painted 
red,  starting  from  the  point  of  the  web, 
turning  gradually  to  orange  and  then  to 
yellow.  When  the  wheel  rolled,  it  re- 
sembled a  sunburst.  The  felloes,  spokes 
and  hub  were  usually  painted  white 
with  red,  green,  yellow,  or  blue  detail. 

Making  a  steel-rimmed  wooden  wheel 
was  a  long,  painstaking  process.  First, 
the  wheel  size  had  to  be  determined  by 
the  weight  the  wagon  would  haul.  They 
ranged  from  28"  to  52"  in  diameter. 
Then,  the  fabrication  could  begin.  There 
were  three  major  components  to  the 
wooden  wheel:  the  felloes,  spokes,  and 
hub.  The  felloes,  which  formed  the 
circumference  of  the  wheel,  were  usu- 
ally made  of  two  or  more  oak  sections. 
Depending  on  the  diameter,  the  spokes 
were  made  out  of  oak  or  hickory.  Their 
size  was  determined  by  the  circumfer- 
ence and  tread  width  of  the  wheel. 
Circus  wheels  were  generally  16  or  18- 
spoked.  Some  wheels  had  wooden  hubs. 
Other,  better-made  wheels  had  steel 
Sarven  Patent  hubs.  After  all  of  the 
components  were  made,  the  completed 
wheel  was  dipped  in  hot  linseed  oil. 

The  width  of  the  rim,  or  tire,  was 
generally  from  2"  to  8"  and  it  was  Vi"  to 
1"  thick.  To  form  the  tire,  hot  rolled 
steel  of  proper  width  and  thickness  was 

roUed  to  the  correct  diameter  and  welded . 
The  tire  was  placed  in  a  blazing  fire  for 
expansion.  When  it  reached  the  right 
temperature,  the  tire  was  removed  with 
hook  poles. 

The  next  step,  which  proved  the 
accuracy  of  the  wheelwright's  work, 
was  to  place  the  tire  over  the  wood 
wheel.  If  the  fit  was  tight,  a  sledge 
hammer  was  used  to  force  the  red  hot 
tire  over  the  wheel.  This  had  to  be  done 
quickly  so  the  felloe  would  not  ignite. 

Then,  water  was  poured  over  the  hot 
metal  to  start  the  shrinking  process.  It 
was  very  important  that  this  step  be 
done  evenly  for  uniform  shrinkage.  The 
wheel  could  also  be  placed  in  a  tank  of 
water  to  cool.  After  it  dried,  the  wheel 
was  painted  and  placed  on  an  axle  of  a 
wagon,  ready  to  carry  tons  of  weight. 

With  the  advent  of  pneumatic  tires 
in  the  1930s  and  1940s,  steel-rimmed 
wooden  wheels  became  scarce.  The 
nostalgic,  rumbling  sounds  from  the  old 
wooden  wheels  would  appear  to  be  gone 
forever.  The  Circus  World  Museum  in 
Baraboo,  Wise,  however,  brings  back 
these  familiar  old  circus  sounds  daily. 
The  museum  is  built  on  the  original 
winter  quarters  of  the  Ringling  Bros. 
Circus  (1884-1918).  The  Ringlings  got 
their  start  in  Baraboo,  their  hometown. 
Nearly  all  160  of  the  museum's  antique 
circus  wagons,  the  world's  largest  col- 
lection, rest  on  steel-rimmed  wooden 

The  museum  also  features  a  historic 
wheelwright's  shop  display.  "We  have 
tried  to  establish  a  working  shop  of  the 
skilled  craftsmen  who  made  and  re- 
paired ornate  circus  wagon  wheels  years 
ago,"  says  Jim  Williams,  the  museum's 
display  director.  "Visitors  can  observe 
their  tools  and  work."  The  exhibit, 
housed  in  part  of  the  historic  Ringling 
Elephant  Barn,  is  divided  into  several 
work  areas  for  smithwork,  painting,  and 
repair.  There  are  also  hundreds  of 
spokes,  hubs,  felloes,  and  completed 
wheels  on  display,  as  well  as  some  hand 
made  tools  and  a  historic  Ringling  hippo 
den  ready  to  have  new  wheels.  Visitors 
Continued  on  Page  38 

Before  a  steel  tire  could  be  made, 
the  wheelwright  (top)  had  to  meas- 
ure the  wheel's  circumference .  After 
the  steel  tire  was  placed  in  a  blaz- 
ing fire  to  expand,  the  red  hot  ring 
was  towered  with  hook  poles  (mid- 
dle) onto  the  wooden  wheel  and 
hammered  into  place.  The  last  step 
of  a  long,  painstaking  process,  the 
entire  wheel  was  lowered  into  a 
tank  of  water  (bottom)  to  cool  and 
shrink  the  tire  which  tightened  the 
felloes  on  the  spokes  and  the  spokes  i 
into  the  hubs.  1 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


Labor  News 

Poll  shows  many 
young  workers 
want  unions 

Labor's  critics  often  gleefully  point  to 
figures  that  show  that  six  out  of  seven 
young  workers  don't  belong  to  a  union, 
claiming  that  this  proves  unions  are  old- 
hat  to  growing  groups  of  workers.  But 
when  those  young  workers  are  quizzed 
on  their  attitudes  toward  unions,  they 
tell  a  different  story. 

A  recent  Harris  poll  revealed  that  four 
out  of  ten  non-union  workers  under  the 
age  of  35  say  they  would  vote  for  a  union 
if  they  had  the  chance.  In  comparison, 
only  one  out  of  four  non-union  workers 
over  50  years  old  feels  the  same  way. 

When  full-time  workers  were  asked 
what  they  think  is  the  impact  of  unions 
on  the  well-being  of  working  people  to- 
day, nearly  half  of  those  aged  18  to  29 
(46%)  said  unions  help.  Younger  work- 
ers, reports  the  survey,  are  more  likely 
to  feel  unions  help  than  older  workeres 

■  do. 
When  they  actually  have  a  chance  to 
vote  union,  however,  those  good  inten- 
tions don't  always  translate  into  votes. 
Modem  labor  law  has  become  so  weak 
that  it  no  longer  protects  workers'  rights 
to  free  elections  for  union  representa- 
tion— those  days,  managements  can  de- 
lay the  vote,  decide  who's  eligible  to 
vote,  fire  workers,  threaten  them  and 

■  twist  their  arms  in  ways  that  would  have 
been  practically  unheard-of  and  certainly 
illegal  thirty  and  forty  years  ago. 

Retirees'  earning 
exemption  increases 
in  1986  change 

Beginning  last  month,  the  amount  re- 
tirees under  U.S.  Social  Security  can 
earn  and  still  receive  full  benefits  rose  a 
few  hundred  dollars. 

The  1986  annual  exempt  amount  for 
people  65  and  over  is  now  $7,800,  up 
from  $7,320  in  1985.  The  1986  exempt 
amount  for  retired  persons  under  65  is 
now  $5,760,  up  from  $5,400  in  1985. 

A  person  whose  earnings  do  not  exceed 
the  annual  exempt  amount  will  receive 
all  benefits  due  for  the  year.  Benefits  are 
reduced  $1  for  each  $2  of  earnings  above 
the  exempt  amount.  This  test  does  not 
apply  once  a  person  reaches  70. 

The  amount  of  annual  earnings  needed 
to  earn  a  quarter  of  coverage — the  meas- 
ure of  work  credits  under  the  law — is 
now  $440  for  1986.  up  from  $410  in  1985. 
In  1986,  a  worker  will  earn  four  quarters 
of  coverage  if  his  or  her  annual  earnings 
are  $1,760  or  more. 

NLRB  rules  employer's 
ban  on  union 
sticker  violates  act 

A  divided  NLRB  has  ruled  that  an 
employer  violated  the  Taft-Hartley  Act 
by  firing  a  construction  worker  who  re- 
fused to  remove  union  stickers  from  his 
company-issued  hardhat.  In  a  2-1  deci- 
sion, the  Board  majority  of  Members 
Dennis  and  Johansen  found  that,  in  the 
absence  of  safety  or  production  reasons 
for  a  ban  on  wearing  a  union  insignia, 
the  employee  had  a  right  to  express  his 
support  for  the  union  by  placing  stickers 
on  his  hardhat. 

In  dissent,  Chairman  Dotson  says  the 
employer's  ban  on  covering  hardhats 
with  union  stickers  should  be  upheld 
because  the  employees  had  "ample  al- 
ternative methods"  to  express  support 
for  the  union,  such  as  wearing  union  T- 
shirts  or  placing  a  union  insignia  on 
personal  belongings. 

Johnny  Lambert  was  working  as  a 
crane  operator  for  Malta  Construction 
Company  on  a  highway  project  south  of 
Atlanta  in  1983  when  Local  926  of  the 
Operating  Engineers  tried  to  organize 
Malta  employees.  To  express  his  support 
for  the  union,  Lambert  placed  union 
stickers  on  his  crane  and  on  his  hardhat. 
When  a  supervisor  ordered  him  to  re- 
move the  stickers,  Lambert  removed  the 
stickers  from  his  crane  but  not  from  his 
hardhat.  After  the  supervisor  warned 
Lambert  he  would  be  fired  unless  he 
removed  the  sticker  and  he  still  refused, 
the  employee  was  fired  for  defacing  com- 
pany property.  The  union  filed  charges 
with  NLRB, 

Reversing  an  administrative  law  judge's 
ruling  in  favor  of  Malta.  NLRB  finds  no 
special  circumstances  which  override  the 
employee's  presumptive  right  to  dem- 
onstrate union  support  by  wearing  union 
insignia.  Malta  argued  that  its  orange 
hardhats  were  useful  in  distinguishing  its 
emioyees  on  a  muhi-employer  worksite, 
but  the  Board  finds  no  evidence  that  the 
stickers  obscured  the  color  of  the  hardhat 
or  otherwise  damaged  the  company's 
property.  NLRB  concludes  that  the  em- 
ployer's ban  on  union  insignia  was  not 
necessary  "to  maintain  production  or 
discipline,  or  to  ensure  safety." 

Rubber  Workers 
adopts  plan  lor 
union-made  tools 

At  the  United  Rubber  Workers  Skilled 
Trades  Conference  held  recently  in  St. 
Louis.  Missouri,  they  adopted  a  recom- 
mendation to  incorporate  language  in 
future  contracts  to  include  a  provision 
for  union-made  tools.  The  provision  states 
that  "...  the  company  will  replace  at 
no  cost  to  the  employee  all  worn,  dam- 
aged or  stolen  tools,  with  American  or 
Canadian,  union-made  tools  depending 
on  the  plant  location." 

Phony  advertising 
solicitors  working 
Washington  State 

The  Washington  State  Labor  Council, 
AFL-CIO,  has  warned  that  bids  appar- 
ently have  been  solicited  for  advertisers 
forfradulent  directories,  newspapers  and 
annual  reports  purportedly  connected  to 
the  council.  The  council  said  at  least  two 
recent  incidents  have  occurred  of  tele- 
phone solicitations  for  advertising  in  phony 
publications  misrepresented  as  being  la- 

U.S.  appeals  court 
reverses  Silkwood; 
wants  new  trial 

In  a  major  disappointment  for  labor, 
the  U.S.  Court  of  Appeals  in  Denver, 
Colo,  has  reversed  the  $10,000,000  pu- 
nitive damage  award  against  the  Kerr- 
McGee  Corp.  in  the  Karen  Silkwood 

Describing  itself  as  reluctant  to  regard 
"...  errors  that  permitted  the  jury  to 
consider  improper  elements."  the  court 
called  for  a  new  trial. 

In  a  major  dissent,  however,  one  of 
the  justices  in  the  circuit  pointed  out  that 
the  first  trial  lasted  II  weeks  and  that 
forcing  the  case  to  a  new  trial  was  "atro- 

The  justice  said  in  his  dissent  that  the 
other  justices  "...  refused  to  face  the 
general  nature  of  this  case.  The  truth 
is  .  .  .  that  the  treatment  of  Silkwood 
shook  the  entire  nation.  Her  suffering 
and  death  will  not  soon  be  forgotten." 

The  judge  charged  that  the  Kerr-McGee 
Company's  arguments  "do  not  justify 
either  a  reversal  or  a  new  trial. 

"The  award  for  punitive  damages  is 
not  all  excessive  in  light  of  the  needless 
and  excessive  injury,"  he  wrote. 

"The  evidence  and  verdict  serve  to 
call  attention  to  the  danger  from  the 
misuse  of  the  material  and  its  tragic 

Daniel  Sheehan,  the  main  attorney  for 
the  Silkwood  estate,  reported  prepara- 
tions for  a  new  trial  are  already  under- 

Big  gains  made 
in  South,  lUD 
organizers  report 

While  most  unions  are  having  a  difficult 
time  attracting  new  members,  organizers 
for  the  AFL-CIO  Industrial  Union  De- 
partment are  reporting  a  resurgence  in 
union  organizing  success  in  the  South. 
lUD's  organizing  department,  which  is 
based  in  Atlanta  and  has  confined  its 
activities  to  the  South  for  the  past  several 
years,  says  thai  through  the  first  10  months 
of  1985  it  has  participated  in  32  repre- 
sentation elections,  winning  25  to  gain 
bargaining  rights  for  more  than  4,000 
workers  and  losing  only  three  elections 
in  units  totaling  600  employees. 




. .  .On  The  Rise 

The  white  house  staff  deserves  high 
marks  for  manipulating  public  opinion 
into  believing  the  President  should  get 
the  credit  whenever  the  sun  comes  out. 

When  the  Census  Bureau  recently 
reported  that  the  number  of  people  in 
poverty  declined  by  1 .8  million  last  year 
to  33.7  million,  the  White  House  called 
it  a  "triumph"  for  Reagan's  economic 

What  the  White  House  staff  ignored 
was  the  fact  that  the  decline  in  the 
poverty  rate  to  14.4%  followed  five 
years  of  sharp  increases  in  poverty. 
The  Reagan  recession,  the  deepest  since 
the  Great  Depression  of  the  1930s, 
pushed  the  poverty  rate  to  a  record 
15.3%  in  1983. 

The  New  York  Times  pointed  out 
editorially  that  the  poverty  rate  is  still 
higher  than  when  Reagan  took  office — 
"one  step  forward  after  two  steps  back." 

The  bragging  by  the  Administration 
seems  premature  with  unemployment 
still  in  the  7%  recession-level  range  after 
33  months  of  "recovery."  Worse,  some 
economists  see  signs  of  a  recession 
shaping  up,  an  event  which  will  swell 
the  numbers  of  poor  in  the  absence  of 
anti-poverty  programs. 

One  of  the  most  distressing  aspects 
of  this  supposed  good  news  poverty 

report  is  that,  for  the  tenth  consecutive 
year,  the  gap  between  the  number  of 
children  living  in  poverty  and  the  rest 
of  the  population  has  widened. 

From  1970  to  1983,  the  poverty  rate 
for  children  under  16  rose  from  15.5% 
to  22.8%.  Over  the  same  period,  the 
gap  between  the  overall  poverty  rate 
and  that  for  children  grew  from  a  2.9% 
difference  to  a  7.5%  difference.  In  1984, 
the  gap  edged  up  again  to  7.6%  points, 
even  though  the  poverty  rate  for  that 
age  group  fell  slightly  to  22% 

For  children  under  18  years  old,  the 
poverty  rate  fell  from  22.2%  in  1983  to 
21.3%  in  1984.  The  rate  for  white  chil- 
dren fell  from  17.5%  to  16.5%. 

The  rate  for  black  children  and  His- 
panic children  remained  virtually  un- 
changed at  46.5%  and  39%,  respec- 

For  children  under  the  age  of  six,  the 
poverty  rate  was  even  higher — 24%  in 
1984,  which  was  a  drop  of  1%  over  the 
year.  Black  children  in  this  age  group 
were  poor  at  the  record  rate  of  51.1%, 
up  from  49.4%  in  1983. 

According  to  Michael  R.  Lemov,  ex- 
ecutive director  of  the  Food  Research 
and  Action  Center,  "The  United  States 
remains  the  only  industriahzed  nation 
in  the  world  where  children  make  up 

the  largest  segment  of  the  poverty  pop- 

In  a  report  analyzing  the  data  on 
poverty  among  children,  FRAC  warned: 
"Children  are  the  largest  group  of  poor 
Americans;  they  are  the  victims  of  an 
economic  generation  gap  that  threatens 
our  ability  to  substantially  reduce  the 
level  of  poverty  in  America  for  a  new 
class  of  poor." 

The  consequences,  FRAC  said,  are 
"long-term  health  risks  for  an  entire 
generation  of  Americans.  Poverty  and 
its  side  effects  among  children  can  lead 
to  poor  physical  growth,  anemia,  and 
poor  behavioral  development."  Such 
problems  translate  into  reduced  abilities 
to  perform  well  in  school,  it  noted. 

The  Reagan  Administration  may  con- 
Continued  on  Page  38 

Missing  Children 

If  you  have  any  information  that  could  lead  to  the  location  of  a 
missing  child,  call  The  National  Center  for  Missing  and  Exploited 
Children  in  Washington,  D.C.,  1-800-843-5678 


unknown,  has  been 
missing  from  Minnesota 
since  May  21,  1984.  Her 
hair  and  eyes  are  brown. 


18,  has  been  missing 
from  California  since 
July  25,  1984.  Her  hair 
is  blonde  and  her  eyes 
are  green. 


unknown,  has  been 
missing  from  his  home 
in  California  since  May 
9,  1983.  His  hair  and 
eyes  are  brown. 


18,  has  been  missing 
from  her  home  in  Colo- 
rado since  July,  1984. 
Her  hair  is  blonde  and 
her  eyes  are  gray-blue. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


locni  union  nEuis 

Local  122  Marks 
100th  Anniversary 

Local  122,  Philadelphia.  Pa.,  celebrated 
its  100  anniversary  last  November  19  with 
a  gala  event  attended  by  General  President 
Patrick  J.  Cainpbell  and  Philadelphia  Mayor 
W.  Wilson  Goode.  who  spoke  on  the  ad- 
vantages of  the  labor  movement.  President 
Campbell  reviewed  the  Brotherhood's  dra- 
matic, century-old  history. 

Metropolitan  District  Council  President 
and  Business  Manager  Edward  Coryell  pre- 
sented a  plaque  to  President  James  O'Don- 
nell  and  Business  Agent  Seamus  Boyle. 
Congressman  Robert  Borski  presented  a 
United  States  flag  which  had  been  flown 
over  the  Capitol  in  Washington  as  a  memento 
of  the  occasion. 


The  banquet  committee  and  spouses  al  Local  122' s  1 00th  anniversary  celebration. 

Fernald  Council  Receives 
Karen  Siikwood  Award 

Karen  Siikwood,  a  representative  for  her 
local  Oil,  Chemical  and  Atomic  Workers 
union,  died  on  her  way  to  meet  a  New  York 
Times  reporter  with  evidence  of  falsified 
safety  records  and  missing  plutonium  from 
the  Kerr-McGee  plutonium  processing  plant 
where  she  worked  in  Crescent,  Okla.  Just 
prior  to  her  death  she  was  severely  contam- 
inated with  plutonium  that  was  found  in  her 
bedroom,  bathroom,  and  kitchen.  Although 
no  one  has  yet  been  held  responsible  for  her 
death.  Kerr-McGee  was  held  responsible  for 
her  contamination  in  a  1979  trial  which 
awarded  $10  million  in  punitive  damages  to 
Silkwood's  three  children. 

By  giving  awards  in  Karen  Silkwood's 
name,  the  Christie  Institute,  a  public  interest 
law  firm  and  policy  center,  recognizes  work- 
ers who  have  reported  hazards  ignored  by 
employers  and  federal  agencies.  A  Karen 
Siikwood  award  was  recently  conferred  on 
the  entire  Fernald  (Ohio)  Atomic  Trades  and 
Labor  Council. 

Gene  Branham,  president  of  the  Fernald 
Atomic  Trades  and  Labor  Council,  Bob 
Schwab,  chairman  of  the  plant's  safely  com- 
mittee and  a  member  of  Carpenters  Local 
2380,  Fernald,  Ohio,  and  other  representa- 
tives of  the  Council,  have  just  ended  a 
successful  strike  for  health  and  safety  at  the 
Fernald  nuclear  weapons  facility  near  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio.  They  have  obtained  what  is 
probably  the  most  comprehensive  health  and 
safely  language  ever  in  a  contract  at  a  nuclear 
facility.  They  have  won  the  right  to  refuse 
dangerous  work  and  protection  from  retal- 
iatory dismissal.  Workers  at  the  Fernald 
plant  are  now  able  to  participate  in  the 
creation,  monitoring,  and  enforcement  of 
standards  and  procedures  designed  to  pro- 
tect their  health  and  safety. 

Last  year,  the  Fernald  Council  won  per- 
mission for  the  National  Institute  for  Oc- 
cupational Safety  and  Health  (NIOSH)  to 
inspect  the  medical  and  radiation  exposure 
records  of  workers  at  the  plant.  The  inspec- 
tion resulted  from  a  1980  request  by  Al 
O'Connor,  district  council  president  of  the 
local  International  Association  of  Machin- 
ists, and  John  Webster,  a  representative 
from  the  International  Chemical  Workers 
Union.  The  request  was  initiated  after  Webs- 
ter examined  1,956  seniority  rosters  and 
noticed  that  a  high  number  of  people  died 
in  their  early  50s. 

The  Fernald  facility  may  be  the  largest 
nuclear  waste  dump  in  the  United  States 
and,  according  to  the  Evironmental  Protec- 
tion Agency,  the  worst  source  of  uranium 
emissions  in  the  nation.  According  to  a 
report  by  Ohio  Senator  John  Glenn,  people 
living  near  the  boundary  of  the  plant  from 
1956  to  1969  received  an  equivalent  of  140 
chest  x-rays  a  year.  But  the  plant  has  won 
69  awards  from  state  and  federal  agencies 
for  an  exemplary  safety  record. 

Glen  Branham  was  nominated  by  Sam 
Fife  to  accept  the  Siikwood  Award  on  behalf 
of  the  entire  Fernald  Council. 

Gene  Burnham.  left,  accepts  the  Karen 
Siikwood  award  on  behalf  o]  the  Fernald 
Atomic  Trades  and  Labor  Council,  with 
Bob  Schwab,  right.  Carpenters  Local 
2iS0.  Fernald.  Ohio. 

Gene  Burnham.  center,  with  Jehune  Dyl- 
lan.  star  of  the  one-woman  show  "Silk- 
wood."  and  Karen  Silkwood's  daughter, 
Kristi  Meadows,  right  during  the  recent 
award  convention. 



'Run  for  the  PAC  in  Phoenix,  Arizona 

The  first  annual  "Run  for  the  PAC"  was 
sponsored  by  Arizona's  State  District  Coun- 
cil of  Carpenters  in  conjunction  with  the 
Central  Arizona  Labor  Council.  It  was  held 
in  Encanto  Park,  Phoenix.  A  part  of  an  effort 

to  raise  funds  for  their  political  action  com- 
mittee, the  event  included  a  fun  run- walk  as 
well  as  a  5K  run.  A  pancake  breakfast  for 
the  300  people  in  attendance  followed  the 
run  through  the  park. 

Runners  go  off  their  marks  at  the  start  of  the  Arizona  5K  race. 

The  Arizona  Stale  District  Council  of  Carpenters  Executive  Board,  who  helped  to 
coordinate  the  event,  from  left,  include  Bob  Mover,  Bill  Boggs,  Chuck  Byers,  Ed 
Friedman,  Bill  Martin,  Joel  Greene,  Benny  Bidwell,  and  Richard  Mills,  Not  pictured  are 
Don  Fornear,  Harrv  Drake,  and  Richard  Handcock. 

Outstanding  Employer  Awards  in  New  Jersey 

Area  contractors,  local  members,  and  elected  officials  were  among  the  400  gathered  at 
the  Local  31,  Trenton,  N.J.,  annual  "Friends  of  Labor  Rally ."  A  highlight  of  the 
festivities  was  the  presentation  of  Outstanding  Employer  Awards  to  four  area  contractors 
who  were  chosen  by  the  Local  for  their  high  ethics  and  dependability.  Local  31  gives  the 
awards  in  appreciation  of  these  worthy  qualities. 

The  Outstanding  Employer  Award  winners  pictured,  from  left,  are  James  Capizzi, 
president.  Local  31;  Michael  Zagola,  vice  president.  Local  31;  Sam  Secrelario,  Frus- 
cione  Co.:  Paul  Massey,  MGM  Contracting  Co.;  Ernest  Tenzer,  Ten-Kar  Construction 
Co.:  Archie  Massey,  MGM  Contracting  Co.:  Roland  Aristone  Jr.,  Arislone  Co.;  and 
Thomas  Canto,  business  agent.  Local  31. 



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FEBRUARY,     1986 


Paducah  Wins  With  1925 
Labor  Goddess,  Primitive  Pete 

Labor  Day  1985  proved  to  be  a  special  day  for  UBC  Local  559 
members  in  Paducah.  Ky.  They  were  awarded  a  trophy  for  the 
most  original  float  in  the  AFL-CIO  Parade,  and  their  1925  candidate 
for  "Goddess  of  Labor"  was  honored  guest  at  the  day's  festivities. 

Virginia  Harton  Owen  was  16  when  she  received  her  crown  at 
the  Carpenters'  union  hall.  Her  prizes  included  a  crown  of  flowers, 
a  bouquet,  a  box  of  candy,  and  some  prize  money.  Her  victory 
60  years  ago  was  helped  by  the  efforts  of  her  father,  who  was  a 
union  carpenter,  her  five  brothers,  and  her  boyfriend  (who  later 
became  her  husband).  The  winner  of  the  contest  was  determined 
by  who  sold  the  most  tickets  to  the  Labor  Day  picnic,  and  every 
one  of  her  brothers  was  out  there  selling  hers. 

Owen  joined  Miss  Labor  Day  1985  as  the  parade  wound  its  way 
through  downtown  Paducah.  Further  back  was  the  prize-winning 
tribute  to  Primitive  Pete  designed  by  Local  559. 

Virginia  Harton  Owen.  left.  «.v  she  looked  on  Labor  Day  1925 
after  heini;  presented  with  her  prizes,  and.  right,  as  she  looked 
on  Labor  Dav  1985. 

From  the  bearskins  worn  by  Loeal  559  members  Raymond  Blay- 
lock  and  William  Voylas  to  the  clever  arrangement  oj  branches, 
rocks,  and  bark,  the  float,  above  left,  was  truly  a  sight  to  see. 
The  tribute  to  Primitive  Pete  for  the  invention  of  the  handle 
brought  to  the  local  the  "Most  Original  Float  1985"  trophy. 

Caddo  Door  Employees 
Vote  for  Union  Label 

On  election  day  jubilent  employees  celebrate  the  UBC  victory. 

Delores  Edmonds,  chairperson  from  the  Caddo  Door  warehouse 
department,  above  left,  listens  intently  to  pre-election  instruc- 
tions. Above  right,  employees  gathered  the  night  before  the 

Representative  Willie  Shepperson  meets  with  members  of  the  in- 
plant  committee  to  plan  strategy  for  the  upcoming  election. 

Defying  a  company  threat  to  "shut  down  the  plant  if  the 
employees  voted  for  the  union"  and  making  a  public  display  of 
their  commitment  to  the  UBC.  55  employees  of  the  Caddo  Door 
and  Veneer  Co..  Bossier  City,  La.,  voted  in  the  union  label  in 
late  September. 

Caddo  Door,  a  manufacturer  of  hollow  and  solid  core  wood 
doors,  waged  a  vicious  campaign  which  was  met  head  on  by  UBC 
Representative  Willie  Shepperson  and  a  team  of  campaign  coor- 
dinators Patricia  Ann  Wheatley.  Mamie  R.  Gibson,  and  Rachel  \. 
Davis.  These  efforts  paid  off  when  the  final  vote  was  in:  55  for 
the  UBC  and  17  against. 

As  a  show  of  strength  throughout  the  campaign,  the  in-plant 
committee  designated  days  to  wear  the  UBC  button,  days  to  put 
a  UBC  bumper  sticker  on  cars,  and  days  to  wear  UBC  T-shirts. 
On  election  day,  the  committee  had  everyone  come  in  dressed  in 
a  UBC  cap,  T-shirt,  blue  jeans,  white  sneakers,  with  a  white  UBC 
pen  outside  the  right-hand  pocket  of  the  jeans. 

After  49  years  of  non-union  conditions,  the  employees  of  Caddo 
Door  have  finally  gotten  what  they  deserve. 



UBC  Forest  Products  Boards 
Firm  Up  Their  Operations 

Growing  concern  for  the  welfare  of  employees  in  the  U.S.  and 
Canadian  forest  products  industries  recently  prompted  the  United 
Brotherhood  to  establish  a  UBC  International  Forest  Products 

It  held  its  first  meeting  November  13  and  14  at  the  UBC  General 
Offices  in  Washington,  D.C.,  with  General  President  Patrick  J. 
Campbell  serving  as  chairman.  International  Forest  Products 
Conference  Board  members  are  James  Bledsoe,  executive  secre- 
tary of  the  Western  Council  of  Lumber,  Production,  and  Industrial 
Workers;  Mike  Draper,  Western  Council  of  Lumber,  Production, 
and  Industrial  Workers;  Ray  White,  Southern  Council  of  Industrial 
Workers;  Richard  Heam,  Mid-Atlantic  Industrial  Council;  Fred 
Miron,  president  of  the  Northern  Ontario  District  Council;  and 
Wilf  Warren,  president  of  Local  2564,  Grand  Falls,  Nevj^oundland. 

Since  this  formative  conference,  reported  last  month  in  Car- 
penter, two  subsidiary  boards  have  been  formed  to  handle  the 
distinct  problems  of  U.S.  and  Canadian  members  in  the  industry. — 
a  four-member  U.S.  Forest  Products  Joint  Bargaining  Board  and 
an  eight-member  Canadian  Forest  Products  Conference  Board. 

The  Brotherhood's  Industrial  and  Special  Programs  Departments 
are  working  with  both  of  these  subsidiary  boards,  compiling  data 
and  establishing  policies  to  deal  with  industry  problems. 

Among  the  problems  being  studied  by  the  conference  are  the 
lumber  and  sawmill  shutdowns,  the  claims  of  overcapacity  in  the 
industry,  the  continuing  boycott  of  Louisiana-Pacific  Corporation, 
the  introduction  of  new  products  and  technology,  and  the  anti- 
union efforts  of  some  corporations. 

A  new  staff  member  has  been  added  at  the  international  office 
to  assist  with  the  overall  program.  He  is  Denny  Scott,  43,  former 
research  director  for  the  International  Woodworkers  of  America. 
Before  joining  the  IWA,  Scott  also  served  in  the  research  depart- 
ments of  the  AFL-CIO,  the  Machinists,  and  the  Printing  Press- 
men's unions.  A  native  of  California,  Scott  is  a  graduate  of  the 
University  of  California  at  Los  Angeles.  With  the  Brotherhood  he 
will  work  primarily  on  collective  bargaining  services  and  coordi- 
nated bargaining  in  the  industry. 

Fulltime  industrial  council  and  local  union  representatives  and 
other  representatives  have  been  advised  of  a  Canadian  industrial 
conference  March  20-22,  1986,  in  Toronto.  The  first  meeting  of 
the  Canadian  Forest  Products  Board  will  be  held  on  March  18  and 
19,  prior  to  the  main  sessions  and  a  conference  for  U.S.  industrial  • 
representatives  at  French  Lick,  Ind.,  March  4-6.  There  will  be  a 
workshop  of  business  representatives  serving  the  forest  products 
industry  at  the  French  Lick  industrial  leadership  conference. 

Strong  Employee  Beliefs  Bring 
UBC  Label  to  Arkansas  Plant 

On  Dec.  20,  1985,  employees  of  Hackney  Brothers  Body  Co., 
Fayetteville,  Ark.,  voted  overwhelmingly  to  be  represented  by 
the  United  Brotherhood.  The  new  UBC  members  are  involved  in 
the  manufacture  of  truck  bodies. 

The  Brotherhood  has  had  a  contract  with  the  Hackney  Brothers 
plant  in  Wilson,  N.C.,  since  1941.  The  members  at  the  Wilson 
plant,  Local  3011,  recently  conducted  a  successful  walk  out.  (See 
January  1986  Carpenter.) 

In  the  face  of  an  anti-union  campaign  conducted  by  the  law  firm 
of  Gilker  and  Swan,  Mountainburg,  Ark.,  Hackney  employees  put 
together  a  strong  in-plant  organizing  committee  to  express  their 
belief  in  the  UBC.  Tony  DeLorme,  business  manager  for  Local 
3011,  Wilson,  came  down  to  help  with  the  organizing  effort  as 
well.  UBC  representatives  Jim  Tudor,  George  Woods,  and  Jay 
Phillips  were  also  a  part  of  the  42-16  victory. 

Indiana-Kentucky  Poll 
Compares  Attitudes  of 
Construction  Users 

At  the  forefront  of  the  Brotherhood's  labor  management  coop- 
eration committees  is  the  Indiana  and  Kentucky  District  Council's 

The  Indiana  and  Kentucky  Labor  Management  Committee  is 
sponsoring  a  comprehensive  research  project  designed  to  study 
the  construction  industry  within  the  council's  jurisdiction.  The 
committee  has  contracted  with  the  Indiana  University  Labor 
Studies  Institute  to  conduct  a  mail  survey  and  a  series  of  interviews 
to  find  out  more  about  how  construction  service  users  (owners), 
as  customers,  perceive  labor  and  contractors.  The  institute  recently 
revealed  the  final  results  of  the  first  phase  of  the  project. 

"Because  of  their  close  proximity 
on  a  construction  project,  owners 
and  administrators  often  select  con- 
tractors based  on  their  perceptions 
of  labor,"  the  report  states. 

Data  was  collected  by  the  insti- 
tute concerning  building  character- 
istics such  as  cost,  project  type,  and 
problems  during  construction.  Users 
themselves  were  profiled  in  terms 
of  the  type  of  contractor  selected 
and  satisfaction  with  contractor  per- 
formance. Information  was  obtained  for  216  construction  projects 
in  the  region. 

The  study  found  that  non-union  contractors  were  used  more 
often,  but  primarily  on  small  projects  as  measured  by  dollar 
volume.  Costs  were  mentioned  as  factors  for  non-union  construc- 
tion. Costs  were  not  listed  as  a  major  factor  among  construction 
users  who  depended  upon  union  contractors. 

On  non-union  projects,  several  problems  were  reported  regard- 
ing the  building  codes,  fire  codes,  and  zoning. "Users  having  small 
non-union  projects  appear  to  be  more  inexperienced  in  dealing 
with  administrative  regulations,"  according  to  the  survey. 

Skilled  labor  availability,  mentioned  by  users  as  a  particular 
strength  of  unionized  construction,  was  said  to  be  more  important 
on  large  projects.  Labor  problems  occurred  in  nearly  equal 
proportions  on  both  union  and  non-union  projects,  and  quality  of 
workmanship  was  the  most  frequently  cited  cause  of  labor  prob- 
lems in  both  instances. 

There  were  differences  observed  with  respect  to  worker  atti- 
tudes, with  non-union  construction  perceived  by  users  as  having 
fewer  problems  in  this  regard. 

It  was  also  learned  that  those  owners  using  only  union  contrac- 
tors on  their  projects  tended  to  blame  management  practices  as 
the  cause  of  problems  to  a  greater  extent  than  did  those  using 
only  non-union  contractors.  It  was  not  clear  as  to  what  might  be 
the  source  of  this  attitude.  This  will  be  explored  in  more  detail  as 
the  research  survey  continues. 

There  were  statistical  differences  among  users  as  to  the  level 
of  satisfaction  with  contractor  performance.  Although  overall 
satisfaction  among  respondents  was  high,  those  who  used  non- 
union contractors  had  the  highest  level.  Non-union  contractors 
were  considered  more  able  to  work  with  users  directly  on  a  project. 
Several  users  suggested  that  big  contractors  often  seemed  disin- 
terested in  performing  work  on  smaller  projects. 

The  majority  of  responses  indicated  that  users  had  no  preference 
for  either  union  or  non-union  contractors.  Only  26%  of  those  using 
union  contractors  prefer  them  over  non-union  contractors.  The 
percentage  of  users  who  prefer  to  continue  using  only  non-union 
contractors  was  far  greater — 62%. 

Regarding  the  necessity  for  labor/management  cooperation, 
researchers  report,  "As  opposed  to  the  recent  wave  of  concession 
bargaining,  both  sides  have  a  stake  in  the  outcome  of  the  process. 
If  contractors  fail  to  remain  strong  market  competitors,  job 
opportunities  for  union  building  trades  people  will  continue  to  be 
lost.  Both  labor  and  management  would  be  well-advised  to  address 
the  concerns  of  their  potential  customers  if  the  industry  is  to 
remain  healthy." 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


Former  Guard  Tells  How 
'Security  Firms'  Provoke 
Picket  Violence  To  Bust  Strikes 

Pact  in  Detroit 

The  Detroit  District  Council  of  Carpenters 
recently  reached  an  agreement  with  the  As- 
sociated General  Contractors  of  America, 
Detroit  Chapter,  and  the  Carpenters  Con- 
tractor Association.  This  accord  will  provide 
that  two  cents  per  hour  will  go  to  a  labor- 
management  productivity  and  training  pro- 
gram. A  program  committee  was  established 
to  make  a  complete  study  of  the  surrounding 
area  to  determine  what  steps  need  to  be 
taken  to  encourage  more  union  work  and 
better  relations  with  the  users. 

While  working  for  the  Nuckols  and 
Associates  security  firtn  for  six  years, 
George  Johns  specialized  in  provoking 
violence  in  order  to  help  companies  get 
injunctions  against  striking  unions. 

"Our  purpose  was  to  break  strikes," 
Johns  said  recently.  "We  could  guar- 
antee any  employer  that  we'd  have  an 
injunction  for  him  within  two  weeks." 

Johns  described  blowing  up  an  elec- 
tric transformer  on  one  occasion,  and 
setting  $148,000  worth  of  lumber  on  fire 
another  time.  "Both  these  incidents 
were  blamed  on  the  unions  in  order  for 
the  companies  to  get  injunctions,"  he 

"We  used  video  cameras,  35mm 
cameras,  and  tape  recorders  24-hours- 
a-day.  We  wore  riot  gear  with  helmets, 
face  guards,  and  jumpsuits  and  we  car- 
ried nylon  batons  36-inches  long.  Each 
guard  also  carried  a  gun,  mace,  hand- 
cuffs, and  soft  nylon  gloves  with  lead 
in  the  knuckles." 

Johns  spoke  recently  at  a  joint  United 
Auto  Workers/United  Mine  Workers 
rally  held  in  Kentucky  in  support  of 
strikers  at  the  A.T.  Massey  Company, 
and  he  described  some  of  the  other 
tactics  used  by  the  Nuckols  firm: 

"One  of  our  guys  would  walk  up  to 
a  picket  in  front  of  the  plant — especially 
if  the  striker  was  wearing  a  wedding 
band — and  say  he  had  gone  to  bed  with 
the  guy's  wife.  When  the  striker  got 
mad  and  took  a  swing  at  our  guy,  we'd 
get  his  picture  and  take  it  to  a  judge. 

"Sometimes  we'd  use  rubber  bands 
and  paper  clips.  They  can  puncture  the 
skin  and  draw  blood.  When  one  would 
hit  a  striker,  he'd  come  after  our  se- 
curity officer  and  we'd  take  another 

"When  a  union  and  a  company  would 
be  negotiating,  something  would  often 
happen  inside  the  plant.  Or  something 

would  be  destroyed.  It  would  be  blamed 
on  the  union  and  the  company  would 
break  off  the  negotiations. 

"In  one  strike,  we  knew  there  was  a 
'snitch'  inside,  telling  the  strikers 
everything  that  was  going  on.  I  followed 
one  of  the  secretaries  home  one  night 
and  got  a  picture  of  her  hugging  one  of 
the  strikers.  Soon  after  that,  she  was 
fired  .  .  .  but  not  for  that,  of  course." 

Nuckols  and  Associates  was  based 
in  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  and  had  more  than 
400  employees  working  in  19  states  until 
it  filed  for  bankruptcy  in  1983. 

Committee  members,  front  row,  from  left, 
are  Robert  Wunderlich.  Carpenter  Con- 
tractors Association:  Raymond  Lepine, 
president.  Carpenters  District  Council: 
Daniel  Kelley.  secretary-treasurer.  Car- 
penters District  Council:  and  Michael 
Haller.  Associated  General  Contractors. 
Back  row,  from  left,  are  Jack  McMillan. 
Carpenters  International:  Jerry  Jahnke. 
Carpenters  International  Task  Force:  and 
Forrest  Henry.  Associated  General  Con- 

Organizing  'Higtiest  Priority' 
To  Counterattack  Union  Busters 

New  approaches  are  essential  to  or- 
ganize the  unorganized  and  to  counter 
the  union-busting  industry,  AFL-CIO 
delegates  declared  at  their  recent  con- 
vention in  Anaheim,  Calif. 

Declaring  that  organizing  is  "a  con- 
tinuing obligation  and  challenge  of  the 
highest  priority,"  a  convention  reso- 
lution called  for: 

•  Flexibility  in  approaching  new 
groups  of  workers. 

•  Developingjob  issues  and  contract 
proposals  responsive  to  employees  "who 
may  have  values  and  needs  different 
from  those  of  currrent  union  mem- 

•  Developing  new  research  tech- 
niques and  new  strategies  and  tactics 
for  organizing  both  small  shops  and 
major  units. 

•  Developing  comprehensive  cor- 
porate campaigns  to  help  affiliates  deal 
with   recalcitrant   employers,    particu- 

larly multinational  corporations. 

•  Trainingstaff  members  to  deal  with 
organizing  problems  in  such  special 
sectors  as  white-collar,  clerical,  and 
professional  fields. 

•  Providing  affiliates  with  informa- 
tion on  union-busting  consultants  and 
studies  of  the  impact  of  their  methods. 

The  convention  deplored  the  emerg- 
ence of  "high-priced  consultants,  law- 
yers, and  others  whose  wares  consist 
of  cynical  overt  and  covert  strategies 
to  coerce  workers  to  turn  against 

"The  goon  squad,  the  club,  and  the 
labor  spy  of  the  1930s  have  been  re- 
placed by  the  modern  union-busters' 
sophisticated  and  manipulative  tech- 
niques," the  resolution  declared. 

Such  techniques,  the  resolution  as- 
serted, are  equally  "destructive  of  free 
worker  choice  on  union  representa- 



Church  Group,  Golfers,  Individual  Members 
Contribute  to  Diabetes  Research  Institute 

An  architect's  drawing  showing  the  Diabetes  Research  Institute  as  it  will  eventually 
appear  on  the  campus  of  the  University  of  Miami. 

The  current  drive  by  the  United  Broth- 
erhood and  other  Building  Trades  unions 
to  raise  construction  funds  for  the  Diabetes 
Research  Institute  at  Miami,  Fla.,  is  moving 
at  a  fast  pace  in  1986. 

General  President  Patrick  J.  Campbell 
received  a  letter  recently  from  Sister  Joseph 
Mary,  executive  director  of  Saint  Dominic's 
Home  in  New  Yorlc  State,  along  with  a 
check  for  $387.  Sister  Joseph  Mary  wrote: 
"I  noticed  that  you  mentioned  to  your  mem- 
bership that  if  each  gave  $1.00  to  the  Dia- 
betes Research  Center,  hundreds  of  thou- 
sands of  dollars  would  be  raised.  While  we 
can't  come  anywhere  near  that  amount,  St. 
Dominic's  staff,  also,  would  like  to  contrib- 
ute $1.00  each  to  this  important  cause." 

In  another  letter,  Loretta  Rash,  wife  of 
William  E.  Rash  of  Local  348,  Queens  Vil- 
lage, N.Y.,  and  a  victim  of  diabetes  with 
'serious  vision  problems,  praised  the  efforts 
of  UBC  members  to  raise  funds  for  the 
research  center.  Many  individual  UBC  mem- 
bers have  added  contributions  to  those  of 
their  local  unions. 

In  his  travels  about  North  America,  Pres- 
ident Campbell  has  often  asked  for  a  show 
ofhands  from  his  audiences,  indicating  those 
members  and  guests  with  diabetes  in  their 
families.  The  number  has  been  large. 

On  February  13-16  the  First  Annual  Labor 
of  Love  Golf  Tournament  will  be  held  at  the 
Doral  Hotel  and  Country  Club  at  Miami 
Beach,  Fla.,  with  funds  going  to  the  Diabetes 
Research  Center,  which  will  be  erected  on 
the  campus  of  the  University  of  Miami. 
President  Campbell  is  one  of  eight  union 
presidents  sponsoring  this  event. 

Recent  donations  to  "Blueprint  for  Cure" 
include  the  following: 

Raymond  E.  Brewer 
James  P.  Brooks 
Donald  J.  Brussel 
Thomas  G.  Heinsz 
Dale  Henton 
Glen  M.  Jackson 
OUie  W.  Langhorst 
Erven  Meyer 
Terry  Nelson 
Robert  H.  Pape 
James  W.  Rudolph 
Francis  X.  Schnur  Jr. 
Vince  Scidone 
E.  T.  Staley 
Wm.  J.  Steinkamp 
Patrick  J.  Sweeney  Jr. 
Patrick  J.  Sweeney  III 
Leonard  Terbrock 
James  A.  Watson 
Alexander  and  Ruth  Yates 

Local  155 
Local  400 
Local  668 
Local  899 
Local  1260 
Local  1930 
Local  2015 
Local  2042 
Local  2463. 

I  and  K  District  Council 
Ventura  County  District  Council 

James  J.  Andrews 
Clement  W.  Blazek 
Samuel  J.  Dilena 
Louis  J.  Elefante 

Continued  on  Page  36 

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.  .  .  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: 



When  the  citizens  of 
Sioux  City.  Iowa,  went 
to  the  polls  last  elec- 
tion day,  they  knew 
who  they  wanted  on 
their  city  council.  Bob 
Scott,  a  34-year  old 
member  of  Local  948. 
who  decided  to  run 
only  minutes  before 
the  filing  deadline  and 
quickly  organized  his 
campaign  staff,  was  far  ahead  of  the  field  of 
four  candidates.  Scott  garnered  22. .3%  of  the 
vote,  making  him  one  of  the  youngest  council 
members  in  recent  years. 

A  little  known  name  only  two  weeks 
before  the  election,  Scott  had  to  make  sure 
his  campaign  picked  up  speed  quickly,  and 
he  did.  He  won  his  seat  easily,  even  over- 
taking the  favorite  in  the  election  as  top 
vote-getter.  A  large  part  of  his  success  is 
credited  to  his  labor  support. 


Donald  R.  Cook,  a  29-year  member  of 
Local  5,  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  has  been  singled 

out  by  the  Boy  Scouts  of  America  to  receive 
the  George  Meany  Award.  The  award  is 
presented  to  union  members  who  have  given 
outstanding  service  to  youth  through  BSA. 
Cook's  involvement  includes  completing 
Wood  Badge  and  Scoutmaster  training,  and 
earning  the  Grant  District  Recognition  Award. 
He  has  been  a  Cub  Den  Leader  and  adult 
advisor,  has  served  on  the  leadership  training 
staff  and  the  Eagle  project  review  board, 
and  is  a  member  of  the  Order  of  the  Arrow. 

Robert  O.  Kortkamp.  secretary-treasurer 
of  the  Si.  Loidis  Labor  Council,  left,  and 
Robert  J.  Kelley.  president,  right,  offer 
their  congratulations  to  Cook  on  his 
George  Meany  Award. 


The  thrill  of  victory  comes  not  only  from 
the  win  itself,  but  also  from  the  satisfaction 
of  accomplishing  a  goal.  Winning  can  be  a 
baseball  player  hitting  a  home  run,  a  golfer 
sinking  a  hole-in-one,  or  a  veteran  whose 
loss  of  a  limb  becomes  a  source  of  inspiration 
and  hope  to  others. 

Bill  McGuire,  a  millwright  member  of 
Local  102,  Oakland,  Calif.,  has  enjoyed 
victories  in  baseball,  in  golf,  and  in  life.  He 
is  a  disabled  American  veteran  who,  as  a 
Marine  helicopter  pilot  in  Viet  Nam,  lost  a 
leg,  and  then  came  home  to  several  years  of 
hospitalization  and  1 1  operations  to  save  his 
remaining  leg.  Since  then  he  has  won  his 
battles,  mastering  the  use  of  his  artificial 
limb,  and  helping  other  amputees  with  theirs. 

After  successes  in  high  school  and  college 
as  a  baseball  player,  McGuire  was  drafted 
by  the  Cincinnati  Red  Legs,  a  Triple  A  Farm 
Club  for  the  major  league  Reds.  Upon  his 
return  from  Viet  Nam  he  realized  that  he 
could  not  expect  to  play  major  league  ball, 
so  the  avid  sportsman  channeled  his  energies 
into  his  work  and  took  up  golf.  McGuire 
quickly  showed  an  aptitude  for  the  game  and 
has  won  several  tournaments  in  California. 
For  the  past  two  years.  Local  102  has  had 
the  privilege  of  hanging  the  "Jim  Green 
Invitational  Millwright  Open  Golf  Tourna- 
ment" plaque  in  the  union  hall  thanks  to 
McGuire's  scores  of  72  even  par  in  1984, 
and  74.  two  over,  in  198^. 

The  47-year  old  millwright  has  been  a 
UBC  member  since  1964  and  is  currently 
working  for  a  Bay  Area  construction  com- 
pany. He  is  often  called  on  by  the  Veteran's 
Administration  to  come  into  hospitals  and 
clinics  to  instruct  and  encourage  other  am- 
putees in  the  proper  use  of  an  artificial  limb. 


Thanks  to  Carpenters  Local  41  of  Wobum, 
Mass..  and  Local  595  of  Lynn,  Mass.,  the 
Wilmington,  Mass.,  Senior  Citizens  will  be 
moving  into  a  new  senior  center,  a  move 
which  has  been  10  years  in  the  making.  At 
the  annual  town  meeting,  the  Seniors  had  a 

boarded-up  school  turned  over  to  them  for 
a  multi-purpose  senior  center,  but  no  funds 
to  renovate  the  building.  Through  fund  rais- 
ing and  grants  from  the  State,  the  Seniors 
accumulated  enough  money  for  material,  and 
then  the  Carpenters  came  to  the  rescue. 

Coordinated  by  Local  4rs  Roy  Fowlie,  40 
union  men  shingled  the  leaky  roof,  replaced 
old  large  windows  with  energy-saving  small 
ones,  and  clapboarded  the  building.  The 
Wilmington  Senior  Citizens  had  only  thanks 
and  praise  for  the  "talented  carpenters." 

Members  of  Massachusetts  Local  41  and  Local  595  donate  their  lime  to  work  on  the  roof  and  replacing  windows  at  the  new  senior 
center  in  Wilmington,  Mass. 



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Largest  Christmas 
Tree  in  U.S. 

Graduates  and  Contest  Winner  in  Local  124 

The  "World's  Largest  Christmas  Tree"  is 
constructed  every  year  in  Indianapolis, 
Ind.,  by  stringing  lights  on  the  Soldiers 
and  Sailors  Monument  in  Monument  Cir- 
cle. In  addition,  two  festive  holiday 
"houses"  are  constructed  for  Santa  and 
other  holiday  activities,  with  all  carpentry 
work  done  by  UBC  apprentices. 

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Local  124,  Paterson,  N.J.,  recently  awarded  certificates  to  graduating  apprentices, 
including  the  first  place  winner  of  the  New  Jersey  State  Apprenticeship  Contest,  John 
Faulch.  Pictured  at  top,  seated,  from  left,  are  Michale  Safonte,  Mariano  Gonzalez, 
President  Peter  Palatini,  and  Business  Representative  John  Radits.  Standing,  from  left, 
are  Business  Representative  Jack  Tobin,  Retired  Business  Representative  William  Bom- 
mena.  First  Place  Winner  John  Faulch,  Peter  Mollis,  Jeff  Kiraly,  and  Apprentice  Com- 
mitteeman Ed  Bushmann.  Pictured  in  the  lower  photo,  from  left,  are  President  Palatini, 
Gonzalez,  Safonte,  Edward  Hubschmilt,  Patricia  Harrington,  and  Business  Representa- 
tive Radits. 

Apprentice  Graduates  of  Local  31  Honored 

Indiana  holiday  carpenters  include,  front 
row,  from  left,  Don  Pearson,  David  New- 
man, Tim  Swineford,  Jeff  Johns,  and  Bob 
Peters;  and  back  row,  from  left.  Instructor 
Don  Tilley,  Coordinator  Joe  Essex,  In- 
structor Wendel  Vandivier,  Bill  Smith,  and 
Calvin  Shrader. 

The  graduating  apprentices  of  Local  31,  Trenton,  N.J.,  were  presented  with  completion 
certificates  recently  by  local  officials.  Pictured,  left,  is  Local  President  James  Capizzi 
presenting  Dominick  Cardarelli  with  the  "Outstanding  Apprentice  of  the  Year  Award." 
In  the  picture  above,  front  row,  from  left,  are  new  journeymen,  Kevin  Krause,  Augustine 
Faille  Jr.,  Roman  Petruniak,  John  Robbins,  Albert  Decowski,  Dominick  Cardarelli  and 
Steve  Martin.  Back  row,  from  left,  are  Craig  Bronish,  apprentice  committee  secretary: 
Thomas  Canto,  Local  31  business  agent;  Robert  Bogdan.  apprentice  committee  chair- 
man; President  Capizzi;  Sam  Secretario,  PETS  coordinator;  Charles  DiFranco,  PETS 
instructor;  and  Joseph  Gigiotii,  apprentice  committee  treasurer. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


Wheel-Chair  Ramps 
in  Little  Rock 

In  Little  Rock,  Ark.,  the  officers  and 
apprentices  of  Carpenters  Local  690  are 
going  a  few  steps  further.  Working  with  a 
United  Way  agency,  the  Visiting  Nurse  As- 
sociation, local  AFL-CIO  Community  Serv- 
ices liaison  representative  LeMarle  Schuller. 
and  local  lumber  companies,  they  help  out 
home-bound  wheel-chair  patients  by  build- 
ing access  ramps  for  their  residences. 

The  Visiting  Nurses  identify  people  in 
need  of  the  ramps.  The  Community  Services 
liaison  arranges  for  the  needed  materials 
from  lumber  companies,  and  alerts  Local 
690.  Apprentices  construct  the  ramps,  re- 
ceiving training  program  credit  for  the  hours 
spent  on  the  installations. 

Evansville  Grads 

Recent  graduates  of  the  West  Side  Build- 
ing Trades  School.  Evansville.  Ind..  pic- 
lured  above  are.  from  left.  Keith  Coomes, 
Richard  Berry,  and  Randy  Hilgeman. 

Bay  Counties  Grads 

Local  690  carpenters  build  the  first  ramp 
in  Little  Rock  for  Brandy  Hargrove,  a 
three-and-a-half-\ear-old  victim  of  cerebral 
palsy.  Several  more  ramps  are  being  built 
as  part  of  a  plan  to  make  this  activity  an 
ongoing  labor/community  service. 

The  California  Bay  District  Council  hon- 
ored some  of  its  graduating  apprentices  at 
an  Apprentice  Day  Picnic  at  Turtle  Rock 
Ranch  in  Walnut  Creek.  Calif.  Some  of  the 
women  receiving  their  certificates  pictured 
above  are,  from  left,  Vivian  Miller.  Local 
■483.  San  Francisco:  Joyce  Vanman,  Local 
22.  San  Francisco:  Donna  Levitt.  Local 
483:  Geraldine  Smith.  Local  483:  and 
Mary  Lou  Watson.  Local  36.  Oakland. 
Other  women  who  completed  the  appren- 
ticeship program  are  Sara  Coe,  Local  22: 
Carol  Rose.  Local  483:  Leann  Gustafson. 
Local  36:  Melissa  King,  Local  22:  Yvonne 
Dakioff  Local  2164.  San  Francisco:  Rose- 
seann  Cabrera.  Local  162.  San  Mateo: 
Jeannette  Holliday.  Local  668.  Palo  Alto: 
and  Terry  Ray.  Local  848.  San  Bruno. 

Illinois  Picks 
Its  '85  Champs 

The  Illinois  State  Council  held  its  18th 
Annual  Carpentry  Apprenticeship  Contest 
last  fall  in  cooperation  with  the  Chicago  and 
Northeast  Illinois  District  Council. 

The  eight-hour  manipulative  test  was  held 
at  the  Arlington  Park  Race  Track  Exposition 
Hall  during  the  annual  Home  and  Energy 
Show.  There  was  also  a  four-hour  written 
test.  Awards  were  presented  to  the  winners 
at  a  banquet  at  the  Willow  Creek  Hotel  in 

Dick  Ladzinski,  state  council  secretary- 
treasurer,  announced  the  following  contest 

CARPENTRY— First  Place,  Joseph  G. 
May,  Local  54,  Chicago;  Second  Place, 
Joseph  B.  Hutton,  Local  378,  Edwardsville; 
and  Third  Place,  Michael  J.  Shoultz,  Local 
1188,  Mount  Carmel. 

MILL-CABINET— First  Place,  Allen 
Musch,  Local  792,  Rockford:  Second  Place, 
Robert  H.  Buechler,  Local  742,  Decatur; 
and  Third  Place,  Kenneth  W.  De  Jong,  Local 
1027,  Chicago. 

MILLWRIGHT— First  Place,  Michael  J. 
Perham,  Local  1693,  Chicago;  Second  Place, 
Ronald  Berends,  Local  2158,  MoUne;  and 
Third  Place,  Gregory  T.  Demos,  Local  1693, 

Don  Gorman,  left,  president  of  the  Illinois 
Stale  Council,  congratulates  the  three 
top  Illinois  stale  winners:  Joseph  G.  May. 
Local  54,  Chicago,  carpentry:  Michael  J . 
Perham,  Local  1693.  Chicago,  millwright: 
and  Allen  Musch.  Local  792,  Rockford. 

Florida  IVIillwright  and  Machinery  Graduates 

Graduates  from  the  Local  1000.  Tampa,  Fla.. 
millwright  apprenticeship  program  from  the  past 
four  years  were  recently  honored  at  an  appren- 
ticeship dinner  given  by  the  local.  In  attendance 
were  Fourth  District  Board  Member  E.  Jimmy 
Jones  and  Gulf  Coast  District  Council  Business 
Rep.  J.  Larry  Jones,  who  presented  certificates 
to  the  apprentices.  Pictured,  kneeling,  from  left, 
are  Joseph  H.  Perez.  Timmy  L.  Hard.  Dale  P. 
Denis:  standing,  from  left,  are  Larry  H.  Hart, 
James  T.  Harvey,  Gary  L.  Norman,  Business 
Manager  Elmer  W.  Tracy,  Donald  E.  Moore,  and 
David  V.  Vurgesko:  third  row.  from  left,  are 
President  Robert  W.  Young.  Chairman  Fal  John- 
son, Richard  K.  Ferrell.  Business  Rep.  J.  Larry 
Jones.  Board  Member  E.  Jimmy  Jones,  and  Mor- 
ris N.  Bearry:  fourth  row,  from  left,  are  Daniel  J. 
Vavra.  Coordinator  Gerald  M.  Smith  II.  Michael 
D.  Bearrv.  and  Kirk  N.  Chubhs. 



lAiser  Village  9  Los  Angeles  9 
Simulates  Real-Ltfe  Law  and  Order 

Above,  Laser  Village  shown  in  a  training 
mode,  with  two  Los  Angeles  County  Sher- 
iff's vehicles  stationed  for  action. 

Located  at  the  Biscailuz  Center,  Los  An- 
geles County  Sheriffs  Department,  in  East 
Los  Angeles,  Laser  Village  is  a  unique 
facility  which  has  been  used  for  training  law 
enforcement  officers  from  agencies  through- 
out Southern  California  since  it  opened  in 
October  of  1983.  Participants  are  equipped 
with  modified  revolvers  and  shotguns  fitted 
with  laser  optics  that  fire  harmless  lasers 
effective  up  to  60  feet,  and  a  vest  which 
contains  70  laser  sensors. 

The  Village  complex  has  approximately 
6,000  square  feet  of  interior  office  space  and 
contains  scaled-down  replicas  of  a  bar,  liquor 
store,  bank,  gun  shop,  escrow  office,  doc- 
tor's office,  attorney's  office,  and  single- 
family  dwelling.  Each  replica  is  complete 
with  exterior  identification,  lights,  carpets, 
interior  decor,  and  furniture. 

It  is  used  as  a  training  area  to  improve 
accuracy  in  shooting  under  pressure  by  sim- 
ulating real-life  situations.  This  specialized 
training  is  beneficial  in  correcting  the  false 
sense  of  firearms  proficiency  some  law  en- 
forcement officers  have.  The  scenarios  re- 
quire officers  to  quickly  distinguish  between 
victims  or  bystanders  and  suspects,  as  well 
as  to  think  about  cover,  shooting  techniques, 
and  hitting  a  moving  target. 

Laser  Village  was  made  possible  by  in- 
dustrialist Kenneth  Norris  of  the  founding 
family  of  Norris  Industries.  Norris,  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Los  Angeles  County  Sheriffs 
Department  Reserve  Forces,  donated  funds 
to  the  County  of  Los  Angeles  for  the  con- 
struction of  the  complex  and  the  purchase 
of  the  necessary  equipment. 

The  buildings  which  make  up  Laser  Vil- 
lage were  created  by  the  joint  effort  of  Los 

Above  and  right,  a  "suspect"  being  ap- 
prehended in  a  simulated  tactical  situation 
at  Laser  Village  by  a  member  of  the  Los 
Angeles  County  Sheriffs  Department. 

Angeles  County  District  Council  of  Carpen- 
ters, Carpenters  Joint  Apprenticeship  and 
Training  Committee  Fund  for  Southern  Cal- 
ifornia, Carpenters  Local  1506,  Los  Angeles, 
Calif.,  and  the  Los  Angeles  County  Carpen- 
ters Joint  Apprenticeship  Committee.  All 
furnishings  were  donated  by  local  businesses 
and  the  exterior  lighting  was  provided  and 
installed  by  the  Southern  California  Edison 

Laser  Village  is  an  example  of  government 
and  the  private  sector  working  together  to 
benefit  the  public.  With  the  assistance  of 
concerned  community  leaders  and  the  do- 
nation of  construction  labor  administered  by 
the  Los  Angeles  County  Carpenters  JATC 
and  the  District  Council  of  Carpenters,  this 
modern  training  facility  was  provided  at  no 
cost  to  the  taxpayers. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 



Extending  'Right-to-Know'  to  Construction 

When  OSHA  published  its  "Hazard 
Communication"  Standard  in  Novem- 
ber 1983.  it  extended  the  right  to  tcnow 
about  chemicals  on  the  job  only  to 
workers  in  manufacturing.  They  argued 
that  since  they  had  the  highest  expo- 
sures, they  were  the  most  important 
group  to  cover.  OSHA's  regulation  was, 
in  large  part,  an  effort  to  head  off  the 
numerous  state  regulations  that  were 
being  passed  to  give  workers  these 
rights.  The  industry  challenged  the  state 
laws  after  the  OSHA  regulation  came 
out,  claiming  the  state  laws  should  now 
be  pre-empted  by  the  Federal  Standard. 
The  court  rulings  last  year  declared  the 
state  laws  pre-empted,  but  only  in  the 
industries  covered  by  the  OSHA  stand- 
ard, e.g.  manufacturing.  Almost  all  of 
the  state  laws  covered  all  employees, 
including  those  in  construction,  hospi- 
tals, etc. 

Arguing  that  workers  in  these  other 
industries  also  had  significant  expo- 
sures to  toxic  chemicals  and  should 
have  the  right  to  know  what  chemicals 
they  are  working  with,  the  unions  chal- 
lenged the  federal  rule  in  court,  and  last 
May.  won  their  case.  The  Third  Circuit 
Court  ruled  that  OSHA  must  consider 
extending  its  Hazard  Communication 
Standard  to  all  other  industries. 

So.  in  response  to  the  court's  decision 
and  the  growing  number  of  state  laws 
that  were  not  pre-empted  in  these  in- 
dustries, on  Nov.  27.  1985.  OSHA  pub- 
lished an  Advance  Notice  of  Proposed 
Rulemaking,  requesting  information  on 
how  and  if  its  regulation  should  be 
extended  to  cover  other  industries. 
OSHA  also  requested  comments  on  the 
coverage  of  toxic  substances  such  as 
wood  dust  where  the  original  regulation 
was  unclear,  an  issue  raised  by  the 
UBC  Safety  Department. 

Comments  in  response  to  the  OSHA 
notice  are  due  Feb.  27,  1986. 

At  the  same  time,  in  response  to 
another  part  of  the  Third  Circuit  Court's 
ruling,  OSHA  significantly  tightened  up 
the  trade  secret  provisions  in  the  reg- 
ulations, making  it  harder  for  compa- 
nies to  withhold  the  chemical  identity 
of  a  toxic  substance  from  workers  by 
claiming  it  is  a  trade  secret. 

A  trade  secret  is  determined  by  six 
criteria:  (1)  how  widely  it  is  known 
outside  the  business;  (2)  how  widely  it 
is  known  by  employees  and  others  in 
the  business;  (3)  how  much  the  secret 
is  guarded;  (4)  how  much  value  it  would 
have  to  a  competitor;  (5)  how  much 
money  or  effort  was  spent  in  developing 

it;  and  (6)  the  ease  or  difficulty  with 
which  it  could  be  discovered,  e.g.  by 
chemical  analysis.  Even  those  chemi- 
cals whose  identity  is  a  trade  secret  by 
this  definition,  must  be  disclosed  to 
health  professionals  if  there  is  a  need 

to  know  it,  and  they  sign  a  confiden- 
tiality agreement.  This  new  definition  • 
of  trade  secret  was  effective  immedi- 
ately. The  Standard  goes  into  effect  for 
the  manufacturing  industries  on  May 
25.  1986. 

OSHA  Formaldehyde  Rules 

More  than  four  years  after  the  UBC 
joined  13  other  unions  in  asking  OSHA 
to  tighten  the  regulations  for  formal- 
dehyde, and  after  extensive  lawsuits 
filed  by  the  UAW,  OSHA.  under  court 
order,  finally  issued  a  new  proposed 
regulation  for  formaldehyde  on  Dec. 
10.  1985.  The  proposal  will  lower  the 
eight-hour  time-weighted  average  ex- 
posure from  3  parts  per  million  down 
to  either  1.5  or  1  ppm  and  set  an  action 
level  of  either  0.75  or  0.5  ppm  which 
would  trigger  numerous  requirements. 
The  proposal  would  also  eliminate  the 
existing  limit  on  short-term  exposures 
{currently  5  ppm  for  up  to  30  minutes 


Bad  weather  may  put  a  crimp  in 
your  style,  but  chances  are  you'll  still 
get  in  the  car  and  go  wherever  you 
had  planned.  To  help  remove  the 
tension  from  automotive  journeys  in 
inclement  weather,  the  National  Safety 
Council  has  developed  a  20-page 
booklet,  "Driving  Safely:  Whatever 
the  Weather." 

While  recommending  you  do  not 
drive  in  extremely  adverse  condi- 
tions, the  Council  brochure  offers 
information  needed  to  help  any  driver 
during  such  weather  emergencies  as 
fog.  heat,  hurricanes,  earthquake,  and 

Interested  parties  can  receive  a  free 
single  copy  of  the  pamphlet  by  send- 
ing a  self-addressed  business-sized 
(#10)  envelope,  affixed  with  39?  in 
postage,  along  with  your  request,  to 
Dept.  PR,  National  Safety  Council, 
444  North  Michigan  Avenue,  Chi- 
cago, IL  60611.  This  promotional  of- 
fer expires  June  I,  1986. 

a  day  with  no  exposures  over  10  ppm). 

Also  proposed  are  requirements  for: 
monitoring  of  employee  exposures; 
medical  surveillance  for  exposed  work- 
ers; training  and  education  on  the  haz- 
ards of  exposure  to  formaldehyde  and 
how  to  minimize  exposure;  selection 
and  maintenance  of  personal  protective 
equipment  (e.g.  respirators);  methods 
to  control  exposures;  emergency  pro- 
cedures; regulated  areas;  and  record- 

OSHA  actually  published  two  pro- 
posals. The  first  (the  one  preferred  by 
the  Office  of  Management  and  Budget) 
would  merely  change  the  exposure  level 
and  include  none  of  the  additional  re- 
quirements such  as  exposure  monitor- 
ing. The  second  would  both  change  the 
exposure  level  and  include  all  the  ad- 
ditional provisions.  The  reason  for  the 
dual  proposals  is  that  despite  evidence 
from  animal  studies  that  formaldehyde 
causes  cancer,  0MB  prefers  to  treat 
formaldehyde  as  an  irritant  until  there 
are  enough  dead  bodies  linked  to  for- 
maldehyde-induced cancer  to  prove  it 
is  a  human  carcinogen.  This  is  in  direct 
contradiction  to  OSHA's  Cancer  Policy 
under  which  formaldehyde  would  be 
classified  as  a  probable  human  carci- 
nogen. The  OSHA  proposals  were 
strongly  criticized  by  union  safety  ex- 
perts for  not  declaring  formaldehyde  a 
human  carcinogen,  and  for  not  setting 
a  new.  lower  short-term  exposure  limit. 

The  comments  on  the  proposal  are 
due  by  March  10,  and  hearings  will  be 
held  in  Washington,  D.C.,  beginning 
April  22. 

UBC  members  have  significant  ex- 
posures to  formaldehyde  in  glues  for 
particleboard  and  plywood,  glues  for 
carpet  and  floor-laying,  lamination  of 
wall  board,  use  of  urea-formaldehyde 
foam  insulation,  and  in  sawing  and 
machining  formaldehyde-based  wood 
products  such  as  particleboard  in  cab- 
inet shops  or  on  the  worksite. 



New  Benzene  Rule  Proposed 

On  Dec.  10,  1985,  OSHA  issued  a 
new  proposal  to  regulate  benzene  ex- 
posure in  the  workplace.  The  proposal 
would  lower  the  allowable  exposure 
limit  for  benzene  from  10  parts  per 
million  to  1  ppm  over  an  eight-hour 
time-weighted  average.  It  also  deleted 
the  25  ppm  ceiling  and  50  ppm  10-minute 
peak  concentrations  currently  in  the 
standards.  The  proposal  includes  nu- 
merous other  provisions  for  exposure 
monitoring,  employee  training,  meth- 
ods of  control,  medical  examinations, 
etc.  The  AFL-CIO  and  several  other 
unions  expressed  strong  objections  to 
the  lack  of  a  short-term  exposure  limit 
in  the  proposal. 

OSHA  tried  lowering  the  TWA  for 
benzene  from  10  ppm  to  1  back  in  1978, 
but  it  was  challenged  by  the  petroleum 
industry,  and  struck  down  by  the  Fifth 
Circuit  Court  and,  in  1980,  by  the  Su- 
preme Court.  The  courts  claimed  that 
OSHA  had  not  demonstrated  that  a 
significant  risk  existed  from  exposure. 

and  that  the  new  rule  would  substan- 
tially reduce  that  risk  of  disease. 

Benzene  is  a  solvent  that  is  a  common 
product  in  petroleum  refining  in  a  proc- 
ess called  catalytic  reformation.  It  was 
used  as  a  solvent  in  the  rubber  industry, 
for  artificial  leather  goods,  and  in  the 
printing  industry.  It  is  a  by-product  in 
the  use  of  toluene  to  make  explosives. 
Many  common  solvents,  such  as  tol- 
uene, are  contaminated  with  benzene. 

Benzene  has  been  known  to  cause  toxic 
effects  since  1897  and  hundreds  of  cases 
of  aplastic  anemia  and  leukemia  (a  cancer 
of  the  blood)  have  been  linked  to  benzene 
exposure.  UBC  members  working  in  oil 
refinery  maintenance  are  considered  to 
have  high  exposures.  Many  other  mem- 
bers may  be  exposed  to  small  amounts 
as  a  contaminant  in  other  solvents. 

Comments  on  the  proposal  are  due 
February  14.  Hearings  will  be  held  in 
Washington,  D.C.,  on  March  11,  New 
Orleans  on  March  25,  Los  Angeles  on 
April  2,  and  in  Chicago  on  April  8. 

Building  Trades  Concrete  Comments 

The  AFL-CIO  Building  and  Construction  Trades  Department,  on  behalf 
of  the  UBC  and  its  14  other  affiliates,  filed  comments  with  OSHA  in 
December  on  their  proposed  concrete  standard  (See  November  issue  of 
the  Carpenter).  The  BCTD  recommended  that: 

•  A  structural  engineer  be  required  for 
supervision,  consultation,  and  planning 
throughout  the  project. 

•  Loads  be  prohibited  on  partially- 
cured  concrete  without  on-site  approval 
of  the  structural  engineer  or  architect. 

•  Protection  of  all  rebar  whenever 
anyone  is  working  above  it  in  addition 
to  fall  protection  requirements. 

•  Workers  climbing  reinforcing  steel 
be  protected  with  safety  belts  or  equiv- 
alent protection. 

•  Reinforcing  steel  be  supported  lat- 
erally to  resist  overturning  forces  (such 
as  wind)  and  to  prevent  collapse. 

•  Lateral  support  be  defined  to  require 
guying  or  the  equivalent  protection. 

•  Employees  not  be  permitted  to  ride 
concrete  buckets. 

•  No  one  be  allowed  under  suspended 

•  Bull  float  handles  be  insulated  to 
protect  against  accidental  contact  with 
electrical  wires. 

•  Concrete  buggies  be  required  to  have 
knuckle  guards. 

•  Formwork  and  slip-form  systems  be 
designed  by  the  structural  engineer. 

•  The  rate  of  lift  of  a  vertical  slip-form 

be  determined  by  a  structural  engineer. 

•  Baseplates,  shoreheads,  extension 
devices,  and  adjustment  screws  be  in 
firm  contact  and  secured  to  the  founda- 
tion and  form. 

•  Single  post  shoring  be  prohibited  for 
more  than  one  tier. 

•  Forms  not  be  removed  until  the 
concrete  has  been  tested  by  the  engineer, 
preferably  using  in-place  testing. — Table 
Q-1  specifying  minimum  times  should  be 
eliminated  as  inadequate. 

•  Written  procedures  should  exist  for 
testing,  and  the  results  should  be  made 
available  to  all  employees. 

•  Reshoring  systems  be  designed  by 
the  structural  engineer  and  erected  under 
their  supervision  during  form  removal; 
they  should  support  all  foreseeable  loads 
imposed  on  them. 

•  Lifting  inserts  for  precast  concrete 
tilt-up  panels  have  a  minimum  safety 
factor  of  2,  embedded  inserts — a  factor 
of  4,  and  lifting  hardware — a  factor  of  5. 

•  Signs  and  barriers  are  necessary 
safety  features  during  pre-stressing  and 
post-tensioning  of  concrete  (OSHA  pro- 
posed eliminating  this  requirement  to 
save  $4.76  million). 

The  BCTD  also  strongly  objected  to  OSHA's  use  of  cost-benefit  analysis 
in  setting  the  standard  and  placing  a  value  on  a  worker's  life  ($3.5  million). 

Copies  of  the  BCTD  comments  are  available  from  the  UBC  Department 
of  Occupational  Safety  and  Health. 

Craft  disputes 
settlement  plan 
called  success 

A  new  plan  to  resolve  jurisdictional 
disputes  among  building  trades  unions 
on  construction  jobs  has  worked  well 
in  its  first  19  months  of  operation,  said 
Dale  Witcraft,  the  plan's  administrator. 

The  Plan  for  the  Settlement  of  Juris- 
dictional Disputes  is  an  agreement  by 
15  building  and  construction  trades 
unions  and  six  employer  groups  to  settle 
jurisdictional  problems  quickly,  through 
arbitration  if  necessary. 

Witcraft  pointed  out  that  none  of  the 
participating  contractors  has  reported 
a  jurisdictional  strike  since  the  program 
was  launched.  He  said  only  five  dis- 
putes reached  the  national  level  for 
arbitration  during  the  plan's  operation, 
in  sharp  contrast  to  previous  years 
when  25  disputes  a  week  might  go 

Signatories  to  the  plan  include  the 
AFL-CIO  Building  and  Construction 
Trades  Department  on  behalf  of  its 
affiliates,  the  National  Constructors  As- 
sociation, National  Electrical  Contrac- 
tors Association,  Mechanical  Contrac- 
tors Association,  National  Erectors 
Association,  Sheet  Metal  and  Air  Con- 
ditioning Contractors  Association,  and 
the  National  Association  of  Plumbing- 
Heating-Cooling  Contractors. 

Drug  abuse 
strategy  looks  to 

Drug  abuse  costs  the  nation  nearly 
$47  billion  in  lost  wages  and  outlays  for 
medical  care  and  the  punishment  of 
drug  traffickers,  the  AFL-CIO  said  re- 
cently, as  it  supported  a  national  strat- 
egy to  deal  with  the  problem. 

The  program  endorsed  by  the  con- 
vention includes  prevention,  enforce- 
ment, international  cooperation,  medi- 
cal detoxification  and  treatment,  and 

In  a  related  resolution,  the  AFL-CIO 
called  for  labor-management  coopera- 
tion "to  reduce  the  incidence  of  alcohol 
I  and  drug  use  in  the  workplace"  by 
improving  working  conditions,  reduc- 
ing the  strain  that  leads  to  dependency, 
and  rehabilitating  addicted  workers. 

It  also  urged  Congress  to  investigate' 
the  escalating  use  of  employee  screen- 
ing tests  "to  insure  workers'  rights  and 
dignity,"  and  to  enact  legislation  if  it 
finds  that  these  rights  are  being  abused. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 






AVE.  NW,  WASH.,  D.C.  20001 




They  were  at  the  movies,  and 
during  an  intense  love  scene  she 
nudged  her  husband  and  said:  "Why- 
is  it  that  you  never  make  love  to  me 
like  that?" 

"Listen,"  he  snapped,  "do  you 
know  how  much  they  have  to  pay 
that  fellow  for  doing  it  in  the  mov- 



A  lady  was  entertaining  her  friend's 
small  son.  "Are  you  sure  you  can 
cut  your  meat?"  she  asked,  after 
watching  his  struggles. 

"Oh   yes,"    he   replied,    without 
looking  up  from  his  plate.  "We  often 
have  it  as  tough  as  this  at  home." 
— "Nancy's  Nonsense" 



When  you  have  too  much  room 
in  the  house  but  too  little  in  the 
medicine  cabinet,  you're  old,  son, 
you're  old. 

Money  can't  buy  popularity,  but 
it  puts  you  in  a  wonderful  bargain- 
ing position. 

— Terzick  Times 


A  speaker  was  lecturing  on  forest 
preserves.  "I  don't  suppose,"  said 
he,  "that  there's  a  person  in  the 
house  who  has  done  a  single  thing 
to  conserve  our  timber  resources." 

Silence  ruled  for  several  sec- 
onds, and  then  a  meek  voice  from 
the  rear  of  the  hall  timidly  retorted: 
"I  once  shot  a  woodpecker." 



Pat  was  visiting  his  friend  Mike 
at  work.  Mike  had  just  started  work- 
ing as  an  attendant  at  a  large  men- 
tal hospital. 

Pat  said  to  Mike,  "Nobody  wears 
uniforms  around  here.  How  can  you 
tell  the  patients  from  the  staff?" 

"That's  easy,"  Mike  replied.  "The 
staff  gets  to  go  home  at  night." 

— Debra  Rollinson 
Local  1930, 
Camarlllo,  Ca. 



The  best  tranquilizer  is  a  clear 


A  politician  burst  angrily  into  the 
newspaper  editor's  office. 

"You've  got  your  nerve!"  he 
roared.  "What's  the  idea  in  printing 
lies  about  me  in  your  paper?" 

"Humph!"  grunted  the  editor,  un- 
perturbed. "You  should  complain! 
What  would  you  do  if  we  printed 
the  truth  about  you?" 


I'm  busy  as  a  mad  hatter 
and  eating  is  just  one  more  matter. 
When  I'm  running  late 
I  put  ice  on  my  plate, 
and  my  teeth  start  right  in  to  chatter. 
— James  MacDonald 
Dayton,  Ohio 


After  dinner,  the  economist  was 
explaining  to  his  wife  just  why  the 
bank  rate  stood  at  its  present  level, 
why  recessions  occurred,  and  how 
they  could  be  cured. 

"It  seems  wonderful,"  his  wife 
piped  up  during  the  first  break  in 
the  monologue,  "that  anyone  could 
know  as  much  as  you  do  about 
money — and  have  so  little  of  it!" 



The  deep  sea  diver  had  scarcely 
reached  tfie  bottom  when  a  mes- 
sage came  from  the  surface  that 
left  him  in  a  dilemma. 

"Come  up  quick,"  he  was  told, 
"the  ship  is  sinking!" 

— Rubber  Neck 
Cumberland,  Md., 
URW  Local  26 



Lawyer:  "Are  you  acquainted  with 
any  of  the  men  on  the  jury?" 

Witness:  "Yes,  sir,  more  than  half 
of  them." 

Lawyer:  "Are  you  willing  to  swear 
that  you  know  more  than  half  of 

Witness:  "As  far  as  that  goes,  I'm 
willing  to  swear  I  know  more  than 
all  of  them  put  together." 



The  husband  and  wife  were  ar- 
guing. The  husband  said:  ".  .  .  and 
another  thing:  every  time  I  ask  you 
a  question  you  don't  answer.  You 
just  ask  me  another  question!"  And 
the  wife  replied:  "Do  I  really  do 



By  the  time  a  man  finds  those 
greener  pastures,  he  can't  climb 
the  fence. 




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

Chicago  Heights 
Retirees'  First  Year 

Retirees  Club  40,  Chicago  Heights,  111., 
started  last  year  out  with  an  installation-of- 
officers  ceremony  conducted  by  William 
Cook,  executive  vice  president  of  the  Chi- 
cago and  Northeast  Illinois  District  Council 
of  Carpenters.  When  the  Carpenters  Illinois 
State  Council  asked  for  volunteers  to  help 
set  up  displays  and  booths  for  the  state 
apprenticeship  contest,  14  club  members 
traveled  to  Arlington  Park  to  assist.  The 
club  rounded  out  the  year  with  an  autumn 
picnic  that  was  well-attended  and  a  luncheon 
and  play  in  Chicago  during  the  December 
holidays.  President  Robert  Sweeten  reports 
that  the  club  is  looking  forward  to  a  busy  1986. 

Chicago  District  Council  Vice  President 
Bill  Cook  presents  Retirees  Club  No.  40 
charter  and  list  of  charter  members  to 
Club  President  Robert  Sweeten  and  Club 
Vice  President  Evelyn  Ross. 


The  January  1986  UBC  Retirees 
Club  Reporter  went  out  last  month  to 
the  52  retiree  clubs  now  in  operation. 
Officers  are  urged  to  expedite  the 
return  of  the  directory  and  member- 
ship cards  enclosed  with  the  news- 

General  Secretary  John  S.  Rogers 
encouraged  the  continuation  of  com- 
munity projects  and  stressed  the  im- 
portance of  maintaining  contact  with 
legislators  on  issues  that  affect  the 
retired  and  elderly. 

For  information  on  organizing  a 
retirees  club  in  your  area,  write  Gen- 
eral Secretary  John  S.  Rogers, 
UBCJA,  101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W., 
Washington,  D.C.  20001. 

Al  Pellegrino,  left,  with  a  film  crew  from  Sunset  magazine,  including  film  director, 
Jeff  Simon  (with  hat)  during  shooting  of  a  marketing  film  about  the  gardening 
skills  at  the  Pellegrino  residence. 

A  Gardening  Star  Is  Born 

Growing  up  and  growing  vegetables  in 
New  York,  Al  Pellegrino  couldn't  have 
guessed  his  vegetables  would  one  day  put 
him  in  the  hmelight.  But  that's  just  where 
his  veritable  Garden  of  Eden  on  what  was 
once  a  sandlot  has  put  him — star  of  Sunset 
Magazine  and  a  Sunset  documentary  on 
Pellegrino 's  ability  to  make  the  desert  bloom 
at  his  home  in  Palm  Desert,  Calif. 

Pellegrino,  a  member  of  Local  493 ,  Mount 
Vernon,  N.Y.,  since  1935,  and  his  wife 
Georgia  moved  to  California  upon  retire- 
ment, bringing  a  few  cuttings  and  some  seeds 
to  start  fresh.  Before  long,  the  couple  had  a 
bounty  of  crops  producing  much  more  than 
they  could  possibly  eat.  An  area  paper 
chronicled  the  Pellegrinos  gardening 
achievements,  and  the  Pellegrinos  forwarded 
the  article  to  the  editors  of  Sunset  Magazine. 
When  the  editors  read  the  Pellegrinos'  story, 
they  came  out  to  investigate  for  themselves. 
Amazed  at  artichokes  growing  in  the  desert 
and  fascinated  with  Pellegrino's  Italian  flat 
parsley,  the  Sunset  staffers  took  a  number 
of  photos.  The  result  was  the  appearance  of 

Pellegrino  and  his  parsley  in  the  October 
Sunset  Magazine.  Then  a  film  documentary 
crew  arrived  to  film  him  for  an  annual  Sunset 
marketing  film  shown  to  about  15,000  mar- 
keting and  advertising  people  nationwide  on 
how  readers  use  Sunset  publications. 

Georgia,  who  with  her  husband  puts  in 
eight-hour  days  in  the  garden,  insists  its  not 
all  good  soil,  water,  sun,  and  luck.  "You've 
got  to  treat  everything  you  plant  with  indi- 
vidual love  and  care."  She  gives  the  plants 
names,  talks  to  them,  and  keeps  a  diary  of 
each  day's  activities. 

The  Pellegrinos  garden  includes  Italian 
finger  peppers,  cocuzzi  squash,  asparagus, 
shallots,  fennel,  oregano,  basil,  three  vari- 
eties of  seedless  grapes,  escarole,  and  com. 
"Our  watermelons  were  too  big  to  lift,"  says 

And  as  if  his  gardening  success  wasn't 
enough,  Pellegrino  keeps  active  as  an  advi- 
sory board  member  for  the  Palm  Springs 
Savings  Bank  and  marshals  three  golf  tour- 
naments— the  Bob  Hope  Classic,  The  Vin- 
tage, and  the  Dinah  Shore. 

Retirees  Participate  in  Scranton  Clambake 










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Members  of  Retiree  Club  16  assembled  at  the  annual  clambake  of  Local  261.  Scranton, 
Pa.,  the  club's  sponsoring  local.  Pictured  above,  kneeling,  from  left,  are  Geno  Chia- 
vacci,  Metro  Maziuk,  James  Vaughan,  Tony  Jankola,  and  Harry  Wiesel.  Standing,  from 
left,  are  Matt  Jankola,  Manuel  Cetta,  Matt  Rossi,  Dave  Kellam,  Francis  Donovan, 
James  Bartell,  Bill  Shutkufski,  and  Club  President  Pat  Armen. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


20,000  jobs  lost  to  import  fraud: 

This  article  i\on  a  first  award  in  its  class  in  the 
Internatioftal  Labor  Commitnications  Associa- 
tion's 1985  journalistic  awards  contest.  It  was 
written  by  Janice  Habudafor  the  Ladies'  Garment 
Workers'  "Justice"  newspaper.  It  is  excerpted 
here  with  permission  from  "Justice." 


Unscrupulous  importers  trying  to  beat 
the  government's  crackdown  on  ap- 
parel and  textile  customs  fraud  are 
finding  their  schemes  literally  are  falling 
apart  at  the  seams. 

Take  two  plots  recently  unraveled  by 
the  United  States  Customs  Service  in 
New  York: 

•  A  shipment  of  one-piece  jumpsuits 
(garments  that  are  subject  to  few  import 
regulations)  turned  out  to  be  sweatshirts 
and  sweatpants  (imports  that  are  tightly 
controlled)  sewn  together  at  the  waist. 

•  Another  shipment  contained  brightly 
colored  garments  invoiced  as  men's 
swimwear.  The  garments'  flimsy  tear- 
away  linings,  however,  were  intended  to 
disguise  women's  shorts — garments  sub- 
ject to  strict  regulations. 

Those  are  but  two  schemes  used  by 
sly  importers  to  avoid  quotas  and  du- 
ties. It's  a  battle  of  wits  daily  between 
them  and  Customs  officials;  a  battle 
that  has  received  substantial  publicity 
ever  since  Customs  began  "Operation 
Tripwire,"  a  task  force  created  to  step 
up  the  enforcement  of  import  regula- 

Working  out  of  Kennedy  Interna- 
tional Airport  and  the  ports  of  New 
York  and  New  Jersey,  the  15-member 
task  force  has  seized  about  $5.5  million 
worth  of  apparel  since  the  operation 
began . 

If  a  case  of  fraud  is  uncovered,  it  is 
the  importers  who  are  prosecuted,  even 
though  the  garments  or  documents  were 
altered  overseas.  Most  cases  are  settled 
in  civil  court  with  the  importer  losing 
his  goods.  If  criminal  intent  is  found, 
the  case  is  sent  to  criminal  court.  In  a 
1983  case,  three  New  Jersey  men  were 
sentenced  to  jail  terms  after  they  were 
found  guilty  of  importing  and  selling 
more  than  IOO,(X)0  pairs  of  counterfeit 
designer  jeans,  worth  $5  million. 

Customs'  battle  against  import  fraud 

U.S.  Aims  To  Stop  Counterfeit 
Apparel  and  Textile  Imports 

is  not  limited  to  U.S.  shores.  There  is 
a  handful  of  agents  stationed  overseas 
who  try  to  nip  the  problem  in  the  bud. 

Agents  visit  sites  where  plants  are 
supposed  to  be  located,  verify  what  is 
produced  and  check  if  the  facilities  are 
capable  of  producing  the  volume  of 
garments  that  importers  claim. 

Those  investigations  produce  some 
surprises,  according  to  National  Import 
Specialist  Eileen  F.  Crowley.  While 
investigating  a  case  of  suspected  tran- 
shipment (where  a  country ,  having  filled 
its  quota,  ships  its  goods  through  an 
unregulated  country  and  lists  the  other 
country  as  the  garments'  origin),  an 
agent  was  supplied  with  the  name  and 
address  of  a  factory  and  instructed  to 
determine  whether  the  facility  was  ca- 
pable of  producing  a  certain  item. 

What  the  agent  found  at  the  given 
address  was  a  bar  and  hourly  hotel, 
Crowley  said. 

As  an  import  specialist,  Crowley 
identifies  import  fraud  schemes  like  the 
non-existent  factory  and  altered  gar- 
ments. She  works  closely  with  apparel 
designers,  manufacturers,  and  import- 
ers, and  has  expert  knowledge  of  quo- 
tas, trading  practices,  and  international 
supply  and  demand. 

By  drawing  on  her  extensive  knowl- 
edge and  experience,  Crowley  is  able 
to  target   potential   problems   months 

before  shipments  reach  the  U.S.  She 
knows  what  quotas  are  filled,  what 
importers  should  be  watched.  And  she 
is  encountering  increasingly  sophisti- 
cated import  fraud  schemes. 

A  scheme  that  cannot  be  detected  by 
the  naked  eye  involves  misidentifying 
the  fiber  content  of  a  garment.  A  suspect 
sweater  was  labeled  as  containing  55% 
linen  and  45%  cotton.  That  combination 
is  not  subject  to  visa  or  quota  regula- 
tions, Crowley  said. 

Laboratory  analysis  revealed  the 
sweater  actually  was  74%  cotton  and 
26%  linen,  a  blend  that  is  subject  to 
both  kinds  of  restrictions. 

In  another  case,  a  shipment  of  baggy 
white  pants  was  invoiced  as  men's  wear, 
yet  the  sales  tags  stated  the  pants  were 
styled  "for  the  young  Jr.  Miss." 

Dealing  with  counterfeit  apparel  is 
simplified  for  Customs  by  trademark 
registration.  Once  a  manufacturer  reg- 
isters its  trademark  with  the  Secretary 
of  the  Treasury,  Customs'  job  is  to 
make  sure  incoming  apparel  bearing  the 
mark  is  genuine. 

When  counterfeiting  is  suspected,  the 
trademark  owner  is  called  in  to  examine 
the  apparel  for  special  identifying  char- 
acteristics: fabric  weight,  thread  pat- 
terns, etc.  Most  fakes  "really  jump  out 

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In  1935  Albert  F. 
Unkenholz  joined  UBC 
Local  2305.  Today,  50 
years  later,  he's  still  a 
proud  member  of  the 
Brotherhood  in  what  is 
now  Local  902. 


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. 

Toledo,  Ohio— Picture  No.  1 

Toledo,  Ohio — Picture  No.  2 


The  members  of  Locals  4  and  166  got 
together  recently  to  award  Brotherhood  pins  to 
members  with  longstanding  service  to  the  UBC. 
There  were  nearly  400  in  attendance,  with  the 
mayors  of  both  cities  represented. 

75-year  member  Gust  Faust  of  Local  166 
was  honored  as  the  member  with  the  longest 
service.  His  pin  was  presented  to  him  at 
another  time.  69-year  member  Raymond 
Rohwedder  of  Local  4  was  the  oldest  member 
in  attendance. 

Also  honored  were:  45-year  members 
Donald  Covemaker,  Glenn  Hallin,  Charles  Hawk, 
Oscar  Hilker,  Frank  Knapp,  Peter  Johnson,  Fred 
Bergeson  and  Clifford  Bourdeau;  40-year 
members  Harold  Deters,  Seolin  Haarstad, 
Willard  L.  Heisley,  Carroll  Lynn,  Robert  L. 
Nelson,  William  H.  Pahl,  Clarence  Aupperle  and 
Ernest  Berntsen;  35-year  members  Robert 
Roselle,  Harold  Ellison,  Floyd  Whitbeck,  Ben 
Rowe,  Otto  Hess,  Bill  Buennig,  Al  Rogowski, 
Jim  Dobyns  Sr.;  and  30-year  members  Albert 
M.  Carlson,  Harold  Sears,  Edward  Klehn,  Ted 
Kononous,  and  Hazen  Perkins. 


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Toledo,  Ohio — Picture  No.  3 

Jacksonville,  Fla. — Picture  No.  1 


At  their  annual  picnic  the  millwrights  of  Local 
2411  honored  those  members  who  had  20 
years  or  more  service  to  the  UBC. 

Picture  No.  1  shows 
35-year  members,  from 
left:  W.E.  French,  Harry 
Manges,  W.  H.  Troupe, 
and  Jasper  Duncan. 

Picture  No.  2  shows 
30-year  member 
Addicon  C.  Lanier. 

Picture  No.  3  shows 
25-year  members,  from 
left:  R.L.  Cole,  and 
Bobby  0.  IVIoore. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  20-year  members,  from 
left:  Irving  S.  Boggs,  and  Larry  Manges. 

Picture  No.  2 

Toledo,  Ohio — Picture  No.  4 


Some  members  of  Local  248  were  honored 
recently  by  the  presentation  of  service  pins  at  a 

Picture  No.  1  shows,  from  left:  40-year 
member  Ervin  Goetz,  and  35-year  member 
Lawrence  Pike. 

Picture  No.  2  shows,  from  left:  40-year 
member  William  Wisnieski,  and  35-year 
member  Homer  Shunk. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Chartes  Harbauer  and  Don  Young. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  30-year  members,  from 
left:  Frank  Whalen,  Stanley  Bucksky,  and  Gilbert 

Jacksonville,  Fla.— Picture  No.  3 

Jacksonville,  Fla.— Picture  No.  4 

FEBRUARY,     1986 



Local  90  members  recently  gathered  on 
Recognition  Night  to  present  pins  to  those  with 
20  or  more  years  of  service  in  the  UBC 

Picture  No.  1  shows 
55-year  member  Fred 
Wobser  Sr. 

Picture  No.  2  shows 
45-year  members,  from 
left:  Roy  Humberger 
and  Vincent  Kaufman. 

Picture  No.  3  shows 
40-year  members,  front  , 

row,  from  left:  Elton  * 

Winck,  Ralph  Myers,         Picture  No.  1 
Max  Schallenberg,  Albert  Lippus,  Gerald  Eberly, 
James  Grosser,  and  Russell  Welshenbach. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Edward  Robinson,  Cecil 
Bibb,  and  Harold  Lichtle. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  35-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left:  B.  M.  Garton,  Walter  Bauer, 
James  Porter,  Kenneth  Bailey,  and  Harvey 
Yontz.  ■ 

Back  row,  from  left:  George  Lichtle,  Richard 
Binting,  Clarence  Popke,  Max  Jarrett,  Raymond 
Reidy,  and  Fred  Wotiser  Jr. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  some  of  the  following 
30-year  members:  Robert  Hastings,  Raymond 
Schell,  Forest  Peters,  Eugene  Schwerer,  Allan 
Febbo,  Leo  Cullen,  Charles  Lichtle,  Joe  Jarrett, 
Ralph  May,  Norbert  McLaughlin,  George  Becraft, 

Sandusky,  Ohio — Picture  No.  2 

and  Frank  Campbell. 

Picture  No.  6  shows  25-year  members,  from 
left:  Calir  Havice,  Richard  Cravrford,  and 
Raymond  Gross. 

Picture  No.  7  shows  some  of  the  following 
20-year  members:  President  and  Business 
Manager  Al  Simms,  who  presented  all  the  pins, 
Allan  Meyers,  Leo  Glovinsky,  Richard  Keller, 
Tennis  Miller,  Paul  Absher,  Mark  Cole,  Richard 
Bilton,  Thomas  Schofield,  Kenneth  Failor,  John 

Sandusky,  Otiio — Picture  No.  3 

Dingus,  James  Douglas,  James  Harris,  and 
John  Shenberger. 

Picture  No.  8  shows  father  and  son,  Fred 
Wobser  Jr.  and  Sr.,  who  together  have  90 
years  of  service  to  the  Brotherhood. 

Also  honored,  but  not  pictured  were:  55-year 
member  Edward  Voegle;  45-year  member 
Vincent  Kaufman;  40-year  member  Harley 
Brown;  35-year  member  Frank  Burdue;  30-year 
member  Stanley  Bennett;  and  2D-year  member 
Thomas  Bond  Sr. 

Sandusky,  Ohio — Picture  No.  4 

Sandusky,  Ohio — Picture  No.  5 


At  the  annual  membership  family  picnic. 
Local  510  presented  service  pins  to  members 
with  longstanding  service. 

Pictured  are  20  to  45  year  members:  Charles 
Van  Abbema,  Wes  Abels.  Ben  Bay,  Clois 
Gilleland,  Joe  Gomez,  Paul  Elkins,  Don  Moyer, 
Doug  Krebs.  Joseph  Jackson,  Guy  Knebel, 
Henry  Leininger,  and  Doyle  Bolenbaugh. 

Sandusky,  Ohio — Picture  No.  6 

Sandusky,  Ohio,  Picture  No.  8 

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Norwalk,  Conn. — No.  2 


Local  210  members  recently  received  service 
pins  for  30  to  68  years  of  service. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  30-year  members,  from 
left:  Tom  DeGrippo,  Dan  Klumac,  Aldo  Bottino, 
Eddie  Neilson,  Donald  Rich,  and  Per 

Picture  No.  2  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Lou  Imbrogno,  John  Castronovo,  Joe 
Pastore,  Joe  Cioffi,  Milce  Fiorito,  George 
Newton,  Charles  Perna,  Franl<  Vallario,  Adam 
Petrowski,  Vin  Vodola,  and  John  Brown. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  40-year  members,  from 
left:  Arvid  Backlund,  Danny  Thomas,  and 
Patrick  Petrizzi. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  59-year  member  John 
Delia,  left,  45-year  member  Patrick  Petrizzi, 
center,  and  51 -year  member  Joe  Bove,  right, 
with  Business  Agent  Lou  Imbrogno. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  68-year  member  Carl 
Swanson,  left,  30-year  member  Park  Swanson, 
center,  and  60-year  member  Joe  Pankowski. 


The  brothers  of  Local  2239  recently  gathered 
to  pay  tribute  to  members  with  many  years  of 
sen/ice  to  the  UBC. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  50-year  member 
Andrew  Hoffman  receiving  his  pin. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  President  Richard  Wolf 
presenting  a  45-year  pin  to  Lincoln  Wolfe. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  45-year  member  Jacob 
Goodman  receiving  his  pin. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  40-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left:  John  Durbin,  and  John  Paul 

Back  row,  from  left,  Kenneth  Sale,  Harold 
Hawk,  William  OhI,  and  Kenneth  Hopkins. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Leonard  May,  Robert  Carr,  and  Frank 

Picture  No.  6  shows  30-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left:  Ralph  Branum,  Russel  Dahms, 
Clyde  Rozelle,  and  Leon  Adams. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Hariy  Colvin,  Harold 

Nonwalk,  Conn. — No.  3 




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Norwalk,  Conn. — No.  4 

Norwalk,  Conn. — No.  5 

Beckley,  Robert  Zink,  Jack  Stiger,  and  Joseph 

Also  honored  but  not  pictured  were:  45-year 
member  Clifford  Jay;  40-year  members  Ralph 
Engle,  Willard  Garn,  Wilfred  Jackson,  Thomas 
Russett,  and  Charles  Straub;  35-year  members 
William  Burd,  Carl  Clymer,  Sidney  Crandall, 
Merle  Friedt,  Marion  Riedel,  Elwood  Shively, 
and  Andy  Zekany;  30-year  members  Donald 
Cline,  Marvin  Davis,  Orville  Dawson,  Louis 
Snyder,  and  James  Wonderly;  25-year 
members  Maurice  Boling,  Robert  Bortel,  Paul 

Fremont — No  1  Fremont — No.  3 

Fremont,  Ohio — No.  5 

DeTray,  Paul  Dubbert,  Eidon  Gloer,  William 
Hitching,  Carl  Hopkins,  Carl  Uhinch,  and  Victor 
Wurm;  and  25-year  members  Billy  Joe  Dobbs, 
Anthony  Douglas,  Sam  Feasel,  Herbert  Gonya, 
Norman  Harman,  George  Hoffman,  Robert 
Johnson,  Frank  Kwiatkowski,  Gary  Neason, 
Michael  Otermat,  Marion  Peters,  Richard  Rose, 
Joe  Sloma,  James  Vollmar,  Eugene  Walters, 
and  Robert  Woessner. 

Fremont,  Ohio— No.  4 

Fremont,  Ohio — No.  6 




FEBRUARY,     1986 


San  Francisco,  Calif. — Picture  No.  1 


Members  numbering  one  over  1000  were 
recently  honored  by  Local  22  for  25  years  or 
more  of  continuous  membership.  A  festive 
dinner  dance  w/as  held  for  the  enjoyment  of  all. 

Picture  No.  1  shoves  a  few  younger  members 
of  the  Murphy  Irish  Dancers  that  performed  for 

Picture  No.  2  shows  UBC  members  and 
guests  gathered  for  the  event. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  Financial  Secretary  and 
Business  Rep.  Jim  O'Sullivan,  left,  Orchestra 
Leader  Sal  Carson,  center,  and  Treasurer  and 
Business  Rep.  Jim  McPartlan  entertaining  the 
members  with  a  rendition  of  "My  Wild  Irish 

Recipients  of  25  to  29-year  pins  are  as 
follows:  Bennie  F.  Adams,  Thaine  H.  Allison, 
Gian  F.  Andreazzi,  Leif  Aspoy,  Ceasar  Azevedo, 
Donald  Baffico,  Raymond  Bailey,  Joseph 
Balague,  Dennis  Beldon,  Henry  W.  Block,  B. 
Bonau,  Thomas  A.  Bottomley,  John  F. 
Bouchard,  Ivan  Boutrup,  Chet  R.  Bower, 
Dennis  E.  Brahney,  Thor  Bratene,  Raymond 
Bratt,  George  Bukowsl<i,  Rudi  Burkowski, 
Bernard  Burnfield,  Gaspar  Busalacchi,  J.  A. 
Camilli,  Thomas  J.  Casey,  James  Clancy, 
James  L.  Clark.  Charles  Conefrey,  Desmond 
Connor,  Senan  Conway,  Denis  J.  Crowe, 
George  S.  Davis,  Werner  Dehnbostel,  Charles 
R.  Devereaux  Jr.,  Daniel  F.  Doherty,  John 
Dooley,  John  F.  Duffy,  Horst  Eifler,  Thomas  V. 
Farrelly,  Charles  Felix,  Nunzio  Ferrara,  Bernard 
J.  Fitzpatrick,  Coleman  Flaherty,  William 
Franke,  Gabriel  Fnel,  John  Garcia,  Robert  L. 
Gardiner,  Johannes  Geiken,  Alfred  L.  Giannini, 
Richard  Glassel,  John  J.  Glynn,  Patrick  J. 
Glynn,  Haruki  Goto,  Kenneth  Grant,  Michael 
Greene,  Adolph  Gressel,  George  A.  Griffith,  Al 
D.  Gross,  Gary  J,  Guaico,  John  C.  Guillory, 
Eamonn  Guinnane,  Claus  Haase,  Patrick  Hagan, 
Sven  Hallquist,  Philip  V.  Hally,  Charles  C.  C. 
Han,  Robert  E.  Hanke,  John  Healy,  Thomas  M. 
Heffernan,  Ole  Heltby,  Harold  Hickenbottom, 
Gerald  V.  Hunt,  Melvin  Huse,  Lars  T.  Huser, 
Edgar  A.  Ibarra,  Roberto  B,  Ibarra,  Vaughn 
Janssen,  Bobby  R.  Jones,  Edward  D.  Kiernan, 
Patrick  H.  Kinahan,  Alex  Kish,  Frank  Knez, 
Gerhard  Konopka,  Anton  Kowaczek,  John  H. 
Kroll,  Louis  La  Beaud,  Paul  La  Fargue,  Jack  E. 
Lagoria,  Haakon  Leiro.  Johannes  Leiro,  Edward 
P.  Lendewig,  Gary  W.  Lewis,  Stanley  Lewis, 

San  Francisco,  Calif. — Picture  No.  3 

San.  Francisco, 
Picture  No.  2 

William  J,  Maples,  Mervyn  Mason,  Charles 
McDonald,  Leo  A.  McDonald,  Phillip  McGee 
Jr.,  Patrick  B.  McGorrin,  Sean  McGovern, 
Patrick  McGuirk,  Elwood  Mclntyre,  Donald  F. 
McLean,  James  F.  McPartlan,  David  Michael, 
Isaiah  L.  Milam  Jr.,  Joe  C.  Mills,  Patrick  J. 
Molloy,  Julius  Montalvan,  Michael  Mooney, 
Juan  Morales,  Frederick  Moses,  Joseph  Mucha, 
Emanuel  Mula,  Patrick  J.  Mulhern,  Arno  Muller, 
John  Murphy,  Richard  A.  Nelson,  Wolfgang 
Neubauer,  Horst  G.  Neumann,  Carl  Noll,  Patrick 
O'Shea,  Cornelius  O'Sullivan,  Daniel  O'Sullivan, 
Henry  J.  Oberg,  Leif  0.  Odegard,  Siegfried 
Pallman,  Vilho  Partio,  Frederico  Perez,  Walter 
0.  Peterson,  John  Pickard,  Urban  Pope, 
Matthew  Quane,  Richard  Quill,  Erwin  M. 
Rathner,  Patrick  Roarty,  Hilaire  Robert,  William 
J.  Rodgers,  Eskil  Ronn,  Thomas  J.  Rosemont, 
John  H.  Russell,  Henri  Ruzette,  Patrick  J. 
Ryan,  Tedford  V.  Sands,  Dennis  W.  Saunders, 
Hugh  Savage,  Robert  J  Savage,  Guss  S. 
Sheals,  George  J.  Smith,  Norman  0.  Smith, 
Richard  L.  Sobrato,  Joseph  Sparrowhawk, 
Frank  Spes,  Matthew  Stanford,  David  J.  Sten, 
Michael  R.  Sullivan,  Rocco  Svero,  Carmelo 
Timpano,  P.  E.  Tockmakidis,  Albert  J.  Trent, 
Wesley  Trojacek,  John  Var,  Bruno  Venne, 
Joseph  Walsh,  William  J.  Warto,  Robert  White, 
Joseph  K.  Whiteside,  B.  W.  Wilson,  George  H. 
Winsted,  Jimmie  Young  Jr.,  and  Frank  J. 

Recipients  of  30  to  34  year  pins  are  as 
follows:  Martin  Adelson,  G.  E.  Adkinson, 
Lawrence  Aguilar,  Otto  Albright,  Willie  A. 
Anderson,  Beniamin  Ashby,  Harry  Bach,  George 
W.  Bailey,  James  T.  Bam,  John  H.  Bain, 
Delbert  L.  Baker,  Gerhard  Bergman,  Oscar 
Beyer,  Harold  J.  Bishop,  John  P,  Borg,  Lennart 
E.  Bostrom,  Martin  Brennan,  James  Bruno, 
Chris  Burmer,  James  P.  Busby,  George  L. 
Callaghan,  Charles  Caron,  Pasquale  Cassano, 
Albert  B.  Celio,  James  E.  Chase,  Henry  Chipley, 
Otto  Christensen,  Bernard  L.  Christian,  Edward 
J.  Clark,  Curtis  Collins,  Con  Corkery,  Patrick 
Cremin,  Robert  D.  Cross,  Wesley  Dahl,  Nils 
Danielson,  John  Donald  Dawson,  Angelo  De 
Mario,  Leo  R.  Domars,  Andrew  Driscoll,  Ivor 
Dunning,  Sven  Feldin,  Howard  R.  Fleckner, 
Thomas  Fleming,  Sidney  W.  Foote,  James 
Forslund,  Carrol  B.  Franks,  Jerry  Franzo,  James 
Gallagher,  Dwight  Garrison,  A.  Gianni,  John  W. 
Gibbons,  Massie  Gillenwater,  Francisco  Gomez, 
Thomas  Grogan,  Silvio  Guinasso.  Fjalar 

Gullmes,  Thomas  Guttormsen,  Conn  Hagan, 
Patrick  Hanley,  George  H.  Hartig,  Andrew  A. 
Heavey,  John  M.  Henner,  Nick  W.  Hess,  Daniel 
Hughes,  Raymond  Husher,  Samuel  Jacobs, 
David  E.  Johanson,  Oscar  F.  Johnson,  Moritz 
Jonasson,  Gerhard  Junginger,  Robert  H.  Kamp, 
Edward  B.  Kelly,  Don  Kenison,  Peter  Kentera, 
George  Kiddo,  Corwin  H.  Kirkpatrick,  Jim 
Kudroff,  Russell  Lanning,  Ronald  Lewis, 
William  MacAnanny,  Burton  K.  Madsen. 
Giovanni  Magoncelli,  John  P.  Maloney,  Kenneth 
W.  Mangelsdorf,  Herbert  Martin.  James  P. 
McCarron,  John  McConnell,  John  McKeon, 
James  R.  Mosley,  Denis  J.  Mulligan,  James 
Murphy,  John  H.  Newmarker,  David  J.  Nichols, 
Denis  O'Donnell,  Jerome  P.  O'Grady,  John  P. 
O'Reilly,  Manuel  Ortiz,  P.  I.  Osterlund,  George 
Paris,  Francis  P.  Parnow  Jr.,  Ronald  Parsons, 
Henry  Paterson,  Alfred  F.  Pechar,  Robert 
Perruquet,  Thomas  Prendiville,  George  Price, 
James  0.  Puckett  Sr.,  Ysabel  Rangel,  Louis 
Ravano,  Fred  Rodenberg  Jr.,  Michael  Rohan, 
Shoji  Sakurai,  Joseph  Salazar,  Ernest 
Schallebaum,  Robert  W.  Scontrino,  Salve 
Scorsonelli,  Vito  Serafini,  Bernard  Shanley, 
Frank  Simpson,  Chartes  Smoot,  Alton  G. 
Sneler,  Walter  Sonnberger,  Harry  Soogian,  Jack 
P.  Sparks,  Garold  D.  Stowell,  Patrick  H. 
Stratford,  Herbert  A.  Swanson,  Lionel  Swindler, 
Ralph  E.  Taylor,  Paul  R.  Trudell  Jr.,  Damaso 
Vazquez,  Odmund  Vik,  Dan  G.  Vitali,  Daniel 
Peter  Walsh,  Charles  Ware,  Jack  Watts,  Philip 
Weiner,  Sam  Weiner  Jr.,  Philip  Wespechar, 
James  0.  Wilkerson,  Eugene  Williams,  Albert 
Wyrsch,  and  George  Zukas. 

Recipients  of  35  to  39  year  pins  are  as 

follows:  Alfred  Adams,  William  R.  Adamson, 
Joseph  Addiego,  Ralph  Alberigi,  Kenneth 
Albright,  Ray  Allison,  Felipe  Alvarado,  Martin 
Alvey,  Manuel  Araujo,  Earl  Arnold,  Kenneth 
Arntz,  Frank  J.  Asello,  Mario  Baffico,  Michael 
Bakisian,  Angelo  Baldelli,  Rudolph  Baldonado, 
Harold  Bartlett,  William  R.  Beam,  U.  L.  Beck, 
Bert  Beckman,  Mario  Beltrano,  Anselm 
Benjamin,  Julien  H.  Bernier,  Kenneth  E. 
Berringer,  Silvio  J.  Bessone,  Clifford  G.  Bloom, 
Anton  Boehle,  Matvai  V.  Bogdanov,  James  A. 
Bolles,  Carlo  Bomben,  Lloyd  R.  Bond,  Richard 
C.  Booth,  William  Borgen,  Alex  J.  Borovkoff, 
Piero  Boscacci,  W.  F.  Boyd,  Alvin  W.  Brady, 
Arthur  J.  Branstrom,  John  Brosnan  Sr., 
Timothy  Brosnan,  Carlton  Lee  Brown,  Clarence 
E.  Brown,  Eugene  Brown,  Peter  Bruno,  Bernal 
S.  Burrows,  Duane  Busenbark,  Harry  C. 
Bussman,  Joseph  Byrne,  Peter  Byrne,  Piero  A. 
Cacianti,  Robert  Cain,  Alfred  W.  Cairns,  Eli  L. 
Calmels,  Robert  L.  Cameron,  Joseph  W. 
Canedo,  John  Caranlik,  Nils  Carlson,  Frank  L. 
Carr,  Angelo  D.  Carrozzi,  Willmar  Carter, 
Michael  F.  Caruso,  Paul  R.  Casha,  Frank 
Castelan,  James  V.  Cavalier,  Nevin  J.  Cavero, 
Vincent  Ceccarelli,  Ignacio  J.  Cervarich,  Harry 
Chinazzo,  Charles  A.  Cirac,  Axel  Clausen,  Frank 
J.  Coen,  Robert  F.  Cole,  Joseph  Coleman, 
David  G.  Conforti,  Silvestre  J.  Corona,  Ottorino 
Costantini,  Lawrence  P.  Costello,  Richard 
Cotter,  Donald  R.  Cowger,  Luther  Cravrtord, 
Donald  Curran,  Armand  D'Amico,  Jack 
D'Asaro,  William  Earl  Dale  Jr.,  Carl  Dallas, 
Clayton  Dauphinee,  Roland  B.  Davis,  Willie  I. 
Davis,  John  Dawson  Jr.,  Edward  M.  DeBono, 
Herman  Deurloo,  Robert  W.  Dias.  Philip  Diaz, 
Angelo  J.  Dichiera.  Richard  H,  Dietrich,  John 
Dorham,  Jerome  Dowdy,  Joseph  P.  Driscoll, 
Albert  C.  Dukes,  Ervin  Dunaway,  R.  F.  Duncan 
Sr.,  Charles  S.  Dunleavy,  Daniel  Dushkevich, 
John  A.  Eaves,  Esbern  Enevold,  Robert  E. 



Ensor,  Cloys  R.  Epps,  Ottavio  Ercolini  Jr., 
Alfred  D.  Espino,  George  J.  Etzel,  Derald  R. 
Fagley,  Howard  Falk,  Howard  Feeney,  Floyd  M. 
Fiser,  Bernard  Fitzpatrick,  Frank  E.  FItzpatrick, 
Joseph  Flannery,  Raphael  Flores,  James  C. 
Ford,  Clyde  W.  Forsnnan,  Robert  E,  Fournier, 
Bernard  S.  Fox,  William  J.  Frizzell,  Floyd 
Funderberg,  Henry  Funk,  Earnest  Galassi, 
William  Galos,  John  Galvan,  Virgil  Gardner  Sr., 
F.  P.  Gebhard,  Jimmie  Gee,  Adelard  Genest, 
Robert  E.  George,  Louis  Geranio,  Jack  M. 
Godsey,  Robert  F,  Green,  Sylvester  Griffin, 
James  M.  Grigg,  Reinhard  Grossman,  Robert 
A.  Grover,  Erwin  Gutsch,  Alvln  Hall,  Coleman 
Halloran,  Fred  A.  Hannak,  William  F.  Hauser, 
H.  G.  Hawley,  Coleman  Hendon,  Gustave 
Hennig  Jr.,  Bernabe  Hernandez,  Joseph  C. 
Hernandez,  Gerald  D.  Hickman,  Lloyd  Hill, 
Anthony  Holman,  Fred  S.  Horst,  George  W. 
Husak,  William  J.  Irwin,  Stanley  M.  Jabin,  Jose 
Jiminez,  Glen  Johnson,  Robert  E.  Johnson, 
Russell  P.  Johnson,  David  C.  Johnston,  Marlon 
Johnston,  Donald  Junkin,  Elmo  F.  Kale,  William 
Karl,  Roderick  M.  Kern  Jr.,  Ernest  Killgore, 
Harvey  Klavinger,  Samuel  Knox,  Birger 
Knutsen,  Andrew  Koval  Jr.,  Ivan  Kuchan,  Leroy 
H.  Kuhn,  Frank  Kurpinsky,  Louis  Lagomarsino, 
William  Harvey  Laird,  Charles  Lamb,  Marino 
Lari,  Wilburn  B.  Larson,  Roger  Lawhorn, 
Joseph  Le  Compte,  Ernest  E.  Lehman,  Herbert 
Letin,  Philip  Letourneau,  Emile  W.  Lewis,  Harry 
Lis,  Joseph  Loughran,  Henry  Van  Love,  Gerald 
A.  Luppens,  Remo  E.  Luzzi,  Peter  Maffia,  Paul 
Mannoni,  Michael  John  Marconi,  Harry  Martin, 
Modesto  W.  Martinez,  Leo  L.  Martini,  George 
J.  Martisus,  Donald  E.  Mason,  Silvio  V. 
Massoletti,  Harry  W.  Matlock,  Carlos  R. 
Mattson,  Howard  W.  Mattson,  Alfred  L. 
Maurice,  David  C.  McDermott,  James 
McDonagh,  William  F.  McDonagh,  Eugene 
McDonough,  John  V.  McDonough,  Patrick  J. 
McGee,  Albert  B.  McKay,  Leslie  McKay,  John 
T.  McTernan,  Eugene  Medina,  Nevin  Carl 
Meier,  Robert  Menzies  Jr.,  Paul  Mericle,  James 
Miller,  Kenneth  Miller,  Walter  E.  Miller,  Edward 
A,  Moeller,  Arnulfo  Moreno,  Fernando  Moreno, 
Dale  Morioka,  Walt  Morrow,  Thomas  J.  Mueller 
Jr.,  Dan  W.  Mullins,  Christopher  Murphy,  John 
Henry  Murphy,  David  L.  Nagel,  Robert  W. 
Nebel,  Ventura  Neira,  Edward  F.  Nelson,  Ralph 
Nelson,  Robert  L.  Nelson,  Edwin  R.  Ness, 
Sylvester  F.  Neumann,  David  Nicholas,  Robert 
E.  Noe,  Edward  E.  O'Brien,  Arnold  B.  Olson, 
Francis  J.  Olson,  Ralph  Ortiz,  Joel  E. 
Ostegaard,  Earl  C.  Paden,  Joseph  PagliettinI, 
Bruno  Paolinelli,  Alex  Pappas,  Jesse  Paramore, 
Dante  P.  Paris,  John  G.  Pastorino,  Arthur  D. 
Paymiller,  Edward  S.  Payne,  Charles  J.  Peart, 
C.  H.  Pemberton,  Raymond  Petrucci,  Everett 
Pierce,  Aristlde  Polini,  Arthur  Pomerenke, 
Spencer  Prange,  Carroll  K.  Price,  Livio  A. 
Puccetti,  Eugene  R.  Purtell,  Robert  H.  Quinn, 
Jacob  Quiring,  George  R.  Radoff,  John 
Ragona,  A.  Ray,  Maurice  Reid,  Robert  H.  Reid, 
Foster  Reynolds,  Paul  Richards,  Bill 
Richardson,  Carl  Rigler,  Francisco  Rios,  Roy  R. 
Roberts,  Tom  L.  Robinson,  David  E.  Roche, 
James  C.  Roofener,  Armand  Rudolph, 
Raymond  Rushing,  Ivan  E.  Ryan,  Norman 
Salsbery,  Sterling  0.  Samples,  Phinas  L. 
Saterlee,  Joseph  Savin,  Joseph  Scarabosio, 
Raymond  C.  Schelegle,  Robert  Schenk, 

Theodore  Schmidt,  Irwin  Schultz,  George 
Schuster,  Leonard  Scott,  George  Scrico,  John 
Shanley,  Edward  T.  Sherry,  Pete  W.  Siliznoff, 
Albert  Silvestri,  Benjamin  C.  Smart,  Jack  R. 
Smith,  Samuel  P.  Smith,  Livio  Socal,  John 
Sonne,  James  Sorensen,  Jack  D.  Spear,  Eric  E. 
St.  Denis,  Joseph  Staffy,  Melvin  Sten,  Bryant 
Sterling,  Raymond  P.  Stupi,  Otto  L.  Suter, 
Edward  W.  Suvanto,  Charles  Swaiko,  Harold 
David  Taylor,  William  Teuber,  Willy  Carl 
Thoms,  Paul  S.  Thorsteinson,  Gordon  Thyren, 
Henry  Tigri,  Robert  E.  Tipton,  George  Todesco, 
Reginald  Tousey,  Enrique  C.  Trujillo,  Melvin  W. 
Turri,  John  R.  Van  Koll,  Edward  J.  Vella, 
Vernon  Vuolas,  Michael  Walsh,  John  F.  Warda, 
Leroy  Watson,  Ewing  Watt,  George  E.  Westfall, 
Harold  Whiting,  Denzil  S.  Willis,  Albert  S. 
Wilson,  Lowell  A.  Wright,  Richard  F.  Wright, 
Joseph  M.  Yoho,  Fred  Ziakoff,  and  Thomas  L. 

Recipients  of  40  to  44  year  pins  are  as 
follows:  H.  E.  Arant,  Louis  Balazs  Jr.,  George 
Balletto,  Antone  M.  Bandarra,  George 
Baumgarten,  Joseph  M.  Behm,  Paul  Belchar, 
Francis  Be'rnie,  Floyd  Bible,  Stanley  Block, 
Secondo  Boito,  Carl  Bording,  Milton  Bose, 
Louis  C.  Boyes,  Louis  Cagel,  Robert  J. 
Campbell,  Roy  Cardellini,  Roland  R.  Carey,  G. 
R.  Cherry,  John  Chickosky,  Robert  Cloney, 
William  R.  Coldewe,  Alex  L.  Craig,  Andrew 
Daiss,  Walter  Davalos,  Ira  S.  Davis,  Walter  E. 
Davis,  Anthony  Dichiera,  Hugh  W.  Dozier, 
Robert  F.  Dunne,  Dave  N.  Elam,  Carl  Eschler, 
Egisto  Fanti,  Peter  L.  Felix,  Victor  Fellows, 
Vincent  Foley,  Paul  Gambino,  Primo  Gestra,  J. 
Harris  Giddings,  Stephen  Gifford,  Ray  S. 
Gonsales,  Leopoldo  Gozzi,  Barney  H.  Green, 
Vernon  Greenwood,  Leslie  Grill,  James  D. 
Guiney,  Stanley  Gwarlney,  William  Haecherl, 
Alden  Hall,  Albert  E.  Hambelton,  Gordon 
Hendrickson,  Fred  C.  Hernandez,  William  B. 
Hinkle,  Harris  Hoecker,  Harold  E.  Howell, 
William  A.  Hyers,  Edward  R.  lorio,  Joseph  C. 
Jesus,  Eugene  Jobe,  Earl  Johnson,  Edgar  G. 
Johnson,  Theodore  Johnson,  Eric  Karell, 
Patrick  Kelly,  Peter  Kephart,  William  Kirner, 
William  Komo,  Lester  La  Mar,  George  E.  Labo, 
W.  T.  Lahti,  Leonard  Lahtinen,  Alfred  R.  Le 
Mar,  Frank  Ludwig,  Carl  Lund,  Ernest  Mattel, 
John  F.  Martin,  C.  0.  McCamish,  Lewis  J. 
McDermott,  Jack  C.  McElroy,  James  0. 
McGaughy,  J.  W.  McKlnney,  Charles  J. 
Mignosa,  Albert  Moerman,  Thomas  P.  Mullen, 
William  Murphy,  George  Narlock,  S.  J.  Nason, 
William  B.  Neff,  Harold  M,  Nelson,  Iver  H. 
Nelson,  Odell  E.  Nelson,  Walter  W.  Nelson,  S. 
A.  Nemeth,  Verner  R.  Nielsen,  James 
O'Sullivan,  Donald  F.  Odgers,  Fred  Oeverndiek, 
Carl  0.  Olson,  Caesar  Orsi,  Carl  W.  Owen, 
Bennett  F.  Pace,  Ed  V.  Parent!,  Steve  Pavlich, 
Bruce  A.  Pendleton,  William  E.  Peterson,  D.  0. 
Phillips,  James  J.  Picaso,  John  J.  Pittavino, 
Frank  Portman,  Mario  Puccetti,  Herbert  C. 
Quantz,  Roy  Raynor,  Timothy  Reen,  William 
Rice,  Everett  Rogers,  R.  T.  Rogers,  Julio 
Romero,  Henry  Ruggeri,  Clark  Saxton,  John 
Scaduto,  Herbert  Schenk,  Milton  Schupbach, 
Charles  Shields,  Leroy  A.  Smith,  Joseph  S. 
Sousa,  Ralph  G.  Stein,  Robert  E.  Stravrther, 
Milton  Sykes,  Harold  Taber,  Salvatore  Tassone, 
Louis  M.  Thomas,  Claude  Thompson,  Aldo 
Tigri,  Stephen  Tom,  David  G.  Tyler,  A.  B. 
Varner,  Eugene  P.  Vollstedt,  August  G.  Walker, 
Delbert  A.  Wallace,  Dale  C.  Warman,  William 
R.  Watkins,  Kenneth  A.  Willford,  Jewell  D. 
Williams,  Woodrow  Wilson,  Edgar  A.  Wooden, 

Jack  Wruble,  C.  D.  Wrye,  H,  G.  Zabriskie,  and 
Kurt  Ziemer. 

Recipients  of  45  to  49  year  pins  are  as 
follows:  Winfred  Allison,  Robert  Anderson, 
Albert  Arata,  John  Arnott,  Leon  H.  Ayle,  Frank 
Baber,  L.  F.  Baker,  Leo  Barrett,  Joseph 
Baumann,  Leslie  E.  Begin,  Leilo  J.  Bernardini, 
Emil  Bettega,  Michael  Biagini,  Manuel  Biedma, 
John  H.  Blaedel,  Milton  Booth,  William  H. 
Brewer,  George  Callagy,  Norman  Cambra,  J.  H. 
Caruso,  Edwin  E.  Cary,  Frank  Castellano,  B.  W. 
Cebula,  Amos  Cendali  Jr.,  J.  J.  Christensen, 
Douglas  Christian,  Frank  Clark,  Bob  Coffey, 
Alvln  Cole,  Edgar  G.  Davis,  Everett  E.  Davis, 
Quinto  De  Antoni,  A.  De  Young,  C.  H. 
Dresselhaus,  E.  H.  Duncan,  Eugene  Egger, 
Lloyd  Eiserman,  R.  B.  Feying,  Charles  E. 
Fletcher  Sr.,  Robert  Fletcher,  Charles  Foliotti, 
James  A.  Gallaway,  Victor  Gavron,  George 
Giacomino,  R.  S.  Gowan,  William  Graziano, 
Berger  Gustafson,  Earl  T.  Gustafson,  C.  H. 
Hartman,  Dan  Harvey,  L.  C.  Hatlen,  James 
Heath,  James  F.  Heffernan,  A.  G.  Heglin, 
Richard  Higuera,  Ben  Hoecker,  John  Hoem, 
Floyd  0.  Hughes,  Louis  J.  Hunt,  Lloyd  Hunter, 
Waler  Isaeff,  Robert  Jensen,  Harry  Kanewske, 
Franklin  B.  Kegg,  Harry  Kelman,  Lee  Klahn, 
Albin  Larson,  H.  M.  Lazzarini,  Hulder  Lee, 
Herbert  G.  Lindberg,  Clifford  Lindquist,  Robert 
Lindquist,  J.  A.  Lingeman,  W.  J.  Loscutoff, 
William  M.  Loswick,  Donald  Mac  Lean,  Ed 
Mandt,  Thomas  Manton,  Al  Martin,  Ernest 
Massoletti,  Ben  M.  Melcher,  R.  Miailovich, 
Walter  Michael,  Harold  (H.  C.)  Miller,  Renaldo 
Montegari,  Leo  Moretton,  Harty  J.  Mullin,  Allan 

A.  Murdock,  William  Murdock,  Roland 
Musante,  Andrew  Neenan,  Howard  Nelson, 
Rosario  F.  Occhipinti,  Leo  Olbrych,  W.  E. 
Pallas,  Fred  Pendleton,  Joseph  Peter, 
Augustino  Pieretti,  M.  Robert  Pioli,  Elton  Poltz, 
Giacomo  Raccanello,  W.  Remmy,  John 
Reynolds,  Francis  Richards,  George  T. 
Robinson,  Jim  Rockwell,  Robert  Rosemont,  P. 
W.  Rosenbaum,  John  Rossi,  John  M. 
Rudometkin,  William  H.  Salih,  L.  J.  Schnapp, 
Fred  Schneider,  Jack  Schultz,  Simon  P. 
Sellman,  Henry  Semeit,  William  H.  Short, 
Claude  Shuey,  Ralph  E.  Sisson,  Dean  Smith, 
Robert  Cole  Smith,  P.  D.  Snedaker,  Chris 
Sollid,  Alfred  Staff,  A.  Steinauer,  Aaron  T. 
Strickland,  Tony  Sukle,  R.  H.  Sundquist, 
Gunnar  Svenningsen,  Joe  Tringale,  Bernhard 
Tullinen,  W.  L.  Vallans,  Joseph  Varrone,  Carl 
W.  Vedell,  John  Vollen,  Louis  Voipe,  Carl 
Waldheim,  Albert  F.  Walker,  Floyd  Warnock, 
Charlie  Washam,  Robert  V.  Waylett,  John 
Wenstrom,  Harry  Wiedenkofer,  Reinhold  Wiese, 
and  Joseph  Zlelen. 

Recipients  of  50  to  54  year  pins  are  as 
follows:  Ethan  Allen,  Frank  E.  Berg,  Frank  R. 
Carlson,  Joseph  F.  Ciatti,  Albert  Cochelle,  Pete 
Costanzo,  J.  J.  Creegan,  Samuel  Dahlberg, 
Charles  R.  Devereaux,  Huge  A.  Fodge,  Walter 
Ghielmetti,  John  Giorda'.io,  Axel  Hallberg,  Jesse 
Howard,  Ralph  (Rolf)  Jensen,  Frank  Kammerer, 
Melvin  Kenney,  Dave  Lewis,  Antonio  Midile,  I. 

B.  Ramstead,  George  W.  Rohrs,  N. 
Rudometkin,  J.  E.  Shervington,  Clarence  P. 
Smith,  R.  C.  Smith,  Edwin  Soderlund,  J.  J. 
Sullivan,  Martin  E.  Walker,  and  Cecil  Westman. 

Recipients  of  55  to  59  year  pins  are  George 
Arras,  Rollo  Brown,  Alfred  Hamberg,  and 
Morris  Stein;  C.  A.  Clancy,  Mario  Ponte,  and 
Audie  VIck  received  60  to  64-year  pins;  and 
Walter  Zecker  received  a  70  to  74-year  pin. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


Blueprint  Contributors 

Continued  from  Page  21 

Samuel  C.  Gavitt 
Robin  Gerber 
Adeline  R.  Grimme 
Luther  B.  Hundley 
Ted  L.  Knudson 
Fred  Moeller 
Anthony  Ochocki 
Raymond  O'Kane 
Richard  Otte 
Harold  Shoemaker 
Gene  Slater 
Clair  A.  Springman 
Roger  Stephenson 

Missoula  White  Pine  Sash  Company 

Welfare  and  Humanity  Fund 
J.  Vitolo  Construction.  Inc. 

Local  67 
Local  122 
Local  627 
Local  715 
Local  993 
Local  1509 
Local  2024 
Local  2212 

Guy  D.  Adams 
Dale  Adkins 
Glen  Birchfield 
Grace  Brandon 
John  F.  Bums 
Ronald  I.  Cameron 
Russell  Cantu 
David  A.  Copp 
Joseph  Cusimano  Jr. 
Marc  J.  Furman 
Marvin  J.  Habbinga 
George  L.  Henegar 
Elmer  E.  Henning 
Ted  C.  Higley 
Joel Jansson 
H.  Paul  Johnson 
Russell  R.  Kimble 
Sigurd  Lucassen 
Patrick  D.  McGinnis 
Dale  H.  Messer 
Peter  Nagy 
Martin  P.  O'Boyle 
Roy  W.  Parent 
Lee  Peterson 
Ronald  D.  Smoot 
Earle  A.  Soderman 
Robert  A.  Sundberg 
Fiery  J.  Thielen 
James  A.  Winters 

Saint  Dominic's  Home 
Shapell  Industries,  Inc. 

Local  24 
Local  66 
Local  345-L 
Local  388 
Local  514 
Local  624 
Local  1014 
Local  1752 

Jacksonville  District  Council 

Young  Families 

Continued  from  Page  7 

"Younger  workers  have  been 
particularly  hard-hit  by  the  eco- 
nomic conditions  of  the  past  dec- 
ade," said  JEC  chairman  David  R. 
Obey  (D-Wis.)  in  commenting  cfn 
the  report. 

"Young  families  are  having  to 
make  many  hard  choices,"  Obey 
continued.  As  noted  in  the  study, 
the  congressman  said  baby  boom- 
ers are  "deferring  marriage,  they 
are  relying  on  two  wage  earners, 
they  are  postponing  having  chil- 
dren, they  are  having  fewer  chil- 
dren, and  they  are  buying  smaller 

"They  spend  14%  less  on  furni- 
ture than  an  equivalent  family  in 
1973,  30%  less  on  clothes,  15% 
less  on  personal  care,  and  38%  less 
on  charitable  contributions.  Their 
savings  rate  dropped  by  75%.  In 
1983  there  were  almost  1  million 
more  young  families  than  there  had 
been  in  1973  who  had  no  savings  at 
all.  Young  families  in  1983  also  had 
considerably  more  debt,"  Obey 

"We  clearly  have  a  serious 
problem  in  terms  of  making  it  pos- 
sible for  a  substantial  portion  of 
one  generation  of  Americans  to 
share  in  a  standard  of  living  that 
most  Americans  once  took  for 
granted,"  he  continued. 

The  JEC  chairman  concluded, 
"We  must  achieve  higher  rates  of 

growth  and  that  means  increasing 
the  productivity  and  competitive- 
ness of  our  economy.  That  is  a 
hard  and  complex  job  with  no  sin- 
gle easy  solution.  But  it  is  past 
time  that  we  got  started."         !J!j(J 

Treasure  Houses 

Continued  from  Page  9 

paintings,  the  original  Chippendale  fur- 
niture, and  the  incredible  silks  and  ta- 
pestries painstakingly  woven  centuries 
ago  and  accoustomed  to  a  damp  British 
environment.  The  entire  exhibit  area, 
35,000  square  feet,  had  to  be  humidified 
and  the  proper  temperature  maintained 
for  the  duration  of  the  showing.  Miles 
of  ductwork  were  installed  before  com- 
pleting the  rooms.  Of  course,  in  keeping 
with  the  exacting  gallery  standards, 
ducts,  vents,  and  tubing  were  to  be 
unobtrusive.  You  don't  often  find  hu- 
midifiers in  15th  century  British  castles. 
Brotherhood  members  rose  to  meet 
this  challenge  as  they  meet  all  the  as- 
signments they  are  faced  with  at  the 
gallery.  They  enjoy  their  work  and  all 
its  demands.  Tom  Piddington,  Local 
1665,  Alexandria,  Va.,  remarked  that 
working  there  is  an  ideal  job.  In  addition 
to  the  opportunity  to  be  a  part  of  ex- 
hibits like  Treasure  Houses,  King  Tut, 
and  The  Splendors  of  Dresden,  the 
carpenters  really  get  a  chance  to  stretch 
their  training  and  knowledge.  Each  ex- 
hibit brings  with  it  new  challenges  and 
new,  almost  impossible  tasks.  For 
Treasure  Houses,  UBC  members  found 
themselves  faced  with  a  variety  of  chal- 
lenges from  carefully  gluing  the  velvet 
covering  onto  the  display  case  shelves 
so  that  not  a  seam  showed  to  installing 
elaborate  cornices  and  moldings  with 
perfectly  matched  and  mitered  corners 
to  throwing  handfuls  of  sand  on  the 
floor  until  it  had  just  the  right  feel  of  a 
Tudor-era  castle.  They  never  knew  what 
use  their  talents  would  be  put  to  next 
but  the  gallery  always  knew  what  they'd 
deliver — quality.  jjyjj 

Treasure  Houses  Exhibit  Brings  Awards  to  11  Brotherhood  Carpenters 

In  addition  to  being  one  of  the  most 
fabulous  exhibitions  of  British  art  ever  as- 
sembled, and  setting  record  attendance  fig- 
ures at  the  National  Gallery  of  Art  in  Wash- 
ington, D.C. .  The  Treasure  Houses  of  Britain 
has  garnered  craftsmanship  awards  for  1 1 
UBC  members  whose  skill  and  innovative 
techniques  brought  the  exhibit  to  life. 

The  awards  are  given  by  the  Washington 
Building  Congress  each  year,  and  the  recip- 
ients will  be  honored  at  a  dinner  later  this 
month.  All  of  the  winners  are  employed  by 
Coming  Constmction  Corp..  Beltsville,  Md., 
which  has  been  a  UBC  contractor  for  48 

The  craftsmen  who  are  to  receive  the 
awards  are:  Dick  Yates,  Local  132,  Wash- 
ington, D.C;  Tom  Piddington,  Local  1655. 
Alexandria,  Va.;  Robert  Jones,  Local  1590, 
Washington,  D.C;  Jerry  Moore,  Local  132; 
Randy  Payne,  Local  132;  Lester  DuMont, 
Local  1590;  George  Callaway,  Local  1145, 
Washington,  D.C;  Frank  Brookley.  Local 
142,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.;  Ray  Nicholson,  Local 
528,  Washington,  D.C;  Danny  Sludds,  Lo- 
cal 1665;  and  Richard  DeMarr,  Local  132. 

The  only  individual  award  winner,  Yates 
was  chosen  for  his  attention  to  detail  in 
creating  the  comer  fireplace  pictured  on  page 
eight.  He  was  also  a  part  of  the  team  that 

received  an  award  for  the  doomed  ceiling  of 
the  sculpture  rotunda  featured  on  our  cover. 
The  dome  was  a  challenge  for  Yates  and 
other  team  members  Nicholson,  Studds,  and 
DeMarr  since  it  was  framed  out  of  wood 
and  then  formed  by  two  layers  of  'A"  drywall. 
Piddington,  Jones,  and  Moore  were  honored 
for  their  detail  and  molding  in  the  Dutch 
Cabinet  room.  Payne,  DuMont,  Callaway, 
and  Brookley  received  their  award  for  the 
arched  ceiling  of  the  Waterloo  Gallery  pic- 
tured on  page  nine. 

Each  of  these  jobs  required  attention  to 
detail  and  a  special  application  of  the  car- 
pentry skills. 



The  following  list  of  359  deceased  members  and  spouses  represents 
a  total  of  $631 ,385.21  death  claims  paid  in  November  1 985;  (s)  following 
name  in  listing  indicates  spouse  of  members 

Local  Union,  City 

Local  Union.  City 

Local  Union,  City 












Chicago,  IL — Bernard  Battistelli.  Bruno  De 

Wheeling  West,  VA— Robert  L.  Warren. 
St.  Louis,  MO— GeraJdine  Lois  Pauselius  (s). 
Minneapolis,  MN — Norman  Crosby.  Peter  R.  Pru- 
sait.  Wayne  Stein. 

Philadelphia,  PA — Douglas  G.  Fumess,  Sigurd  G. 

Cleveland,  OH— Rose  Haic  (s). 
(Chicago,  IL^Egbert  Buurma,  James  A.  Knoll,  Mi- 
chael F.  Jaworski. 

San  Antonio,  TX— Walter  B.  Read.  William  A. 

Bronx,  NY — Harry  Passkow. 
San  Francisco,  CA — Charles  T.  Caron. 
Central,  CN — John  Sapienza,  Nellie  Castiglione  (s). 
Paul  Breitkreuz.  Rene  Ouellette. 
Toronto  Ont,  CAN — Douglas  Trory. 
Oakland,  CA— John  A.  Olesky. 
San  Rafael,  CA— Fay  W.  Scovill  (s).  George  Wash- 
ington, Margaret  C.  Stapp  (s). 
Boston,  MA — John  J.  Sullivan. 
San  Francisco,  CA — William  M.  Emond. 
St.  Louis,  MO— Everett  H.  Whitworth. 
Fitchburg,  MA — Jeremiah  Gardner,  Veiko  Jokela, 
Walfred  Maki. 

Boston,  MA — Thomas  J.  McKee. 
Chicago,  IL — William  F.  Grein,  Jr. 
Denver,  CO — Ronald  G.  McGillivray. 
Chicago,  IL — Alrik  Carlson.  Earl  Milgrom,  Erik 
Bark.  Henry  Lubs.  Henry  Meise.  Hubert  Jacobs, 
Lawrence  Anderson.  Lester  Wickstrom,  Ludwig 
Wieland,  Vernon  A.  Larson. 
Indianapolis,  IN — Roscoe  R.  Swafford. 
Kansas  City,  MO — Geraldine  S.  Puhr  (s),  Raymond 
L.  Lamb.  Robert  M.  Livingston. 
Chicago,  IL— Dollie  M.  Radis  (s|. 
Olean,  NY— Earl  W.  Southard. 
Canton,  OH— Albert  Juszli. 

Chicago,  IL — Josephine  Larson  (s).  Lorraine  O. 
Kapel  (s). 

Anaconda,  MT — Sara  Kirkeby  (s). 
Evansville,  IN — Arnold  C.  Hesson. 
Spokane,  WA — Kenneth  Smith. 
Baltimore,  MD — John  H.  Skuhr.  John  J.  Faherty. 
Rudolph  Zinn. 

Oakland,  CA — Patricia  Jane  Corn  (s|. 
Dayton,  OH — Bruce  Gilley.  Sondra  M.  Green  (s). 
Cleveland,  OH — Marija  Sankovic  (s). 
Des  Moines,  lA — Orville  L.  Olson. 
East  Detroit,  MI — Bernardo  Pulsinelli.  Renee  El- 
friede  Maki  (s). 

Passaic,  NJ — Jisseltje  Kuyper  (s).  William  Modla. 
Seattle,  WA— Frans  Nelson,  Herbert  B.  Bitz.  Law- 
rence C.  Shannon,  Olaf  Arthur  Berg,  Roy  Laughren, 
Thomas  P.  Cranson. 
Washington,  DC — Eiza,  Earl  McDavid. 
New  York,  NY — Gustave  Kjellberg.  Leo  Rosen. 
Pittsburgh,  PA— Richard  R.  Maffei.  Rodney  L.  Lee 
Kenosha,  WI— Fern  B.  Smith  (s). 
East  St.  Louis,  IL — Joan  Francine  Howell  (s). 
Chicago,  Il^William  V.  Tela. 
Peoria,  IL — Grant  C.  Wanack.  Herbert  E.  Brown. 
Nelson  C.  Lenaway. 

Salt  Lake  City,  UT — Doyle  Smith,  Janis  E.  Jirgen- 

Peru,  IL — Lois  M.  Vodacek  (s). 
Columbus,  OH— Charles  F.  Reid,  Chester  O.  Wal- 
ton. Willard  G.  Hale. 

Houston,  TX— Al  Knight.  Cifton  L.  McClure,  For- 
rest G.  Brady,  George  B.  Holstead.  Sr.,  Ole  Mid- 
strom,  Vina  Longbotham  (s). 

Atlanta,  GA — Alan  J.  Campbell.  Donald  Earl  Gray, 
James  E.  Durham,  Sr. 

Riverside,  CA — Bernard  E.  Snider.  Bill  Van  Ant- 
werp, Raymond  B.  Morris,  Jr. 
Chicago,  Il^Julius  J.  Tomasek,  Otto  A.  Kowalski. 
Portland,  OR— Harold  Hoffhines. 
Kingston  Ont,  CAN— Walter  S.  Keech. 
Bloomingburg,    NY — Michael     Joseph     Bellarosa, 
Stanley  V.  Dailey. 

Savannah,  GA — Jessie  P.  Brown.  Julian  S.  Ashmore. 
New  York,  NY — Cainer  V.  Linzen,  George  L.  Fri- 
berg.  Giuseppina  Barone  (s).  Marcello  Zadra.  Wil- 
liam Rypysc. 

Oneonta,  NY— Walter  Dewey.  Sr. 
Berkshire  Cnty,  MA— Stanley  P.  Ryczck. 
San  Jose,  CA — Tony  Rose. 
Milwaukee,  WI— Nola  H.  Schultz  (s). 
Drsden,  OH— Russell  V.  Sowers. 
Watertown,  NY— Walter  L.  DufTer. 
Great  Falls,  MO— Earl  Stanley  Haaby. 
Brooklyn,  NY — Edward  Edwardsen,  Gunnar  Olsen. 
Kalamazoo,  MI — Joyce  L.  Gardner  Is). 
Cedar  Rapids,  lA — Vernon  Goad. 
Madison,  WI — Frank  Holan. 
San  Jose,  CA — Kenneth  Young,  Theo  N.  Petty. 

338  Seattle,  WA— Alvin  B.  Thorkelson,  Herbert  C.  West. 

340  Hagerstown,  MD— Charles  J.  Butts. 

343  Winnipeg  Mani,  CAN — Joseph  Iskierski. 

356  Marietta,  OH— Arthur  C.  Atherton. 

434  Chicago,  II^Michael  Pukalla. 

452  Vancouver  B  C,  CAN — Fred  Pereverzoff. 

454  Philadelphia,  PA— Doshia  B.  Tucker  (s). 

458  ClarksviUe,  IN— Bonnie  Jean  Mull  (s). 

465  Chester  County,  PA— Mary  Ellen  Siter  (s). 

470  -ftcoma,  WA— C.  L.  Major.  John  W.  Heydlauff. 

493  Mt  Vernon,  NY— Egidio  Lucente. 

500  Butler,  PA— Donald  C.  Hunt.  Orvis  B.  Himes. 

512  Ann  Arbor,  MI— Albin  V.  Burke. 

^  514  Wilkes  Barre,  PA — Bernard  Laskowski. 

531  New  York,  NY— Alfred  Hinz,  Anne  L.  Garchik  (s), 

Armand  Poropat. 

562  Everett,  WA— John  D.  Bell, 

579  St.  John  N  F,  CAN— George  W.  Young. 

600  Lehigh  VaUey,  PA— Anthony  Unger,  Sr..  Earl  J.  Rex, 

608  New  York,  NY — Joseph  A.  Vasile,  Lucien  L.  Dupre. 

634  Salem,  lI^Delbert  Louis  Gillett. 

638  Marion,  IL — James  Ewell  Conkle, 

639  Akron,  OH— Ernest  Darlak, 

642  Richmond,  CA— Colonel  Hadley  Crow,  Gilbert  C. 


644  Pekin,  IL— Floyd  W.  Coffman. 

665  Amarillo,  TX — Lota   Nellie   Lummus   (s),   Thena 

Frances  Ward  (s). 

675  Toronto  Ont,  CAN— Elsie  Gulka  (s). 

710  Long  Beach,  CA — Orville  Lee  Murray. 

721  Los  Angeles,  CA — Paul  Bruckner.  Therese  Fischer 


727  Hialeah,  FL — Roman  John  Szymula. 

735  Mansfield,  OH — George  E.  Eckstein,  Mayme  May 

Grove  (s). 

743  BakersReld,  CA— Jesse  Dean  Seigal.  Walter  A.  Em- 
erald, Woodrow  W.Yarbrough. 

745  Honolulu,   HI — Mitsushi    Shito,   Norman   Noboru 


751  Santa  Rosa,  CA— Lois  B.  Stiles  (s). 

753  Beaumont,  TX— Clifford  Carl  Duggan, 

756  BeUingham,  WA— Melvin  B.  Coe, 

769  Pasadena,  CA— Plez  E.  Allen. 

782  Fond  Du  Lac,  WI— Melvin  R.  Ollerman. 

790  Dixon,  II^Lelah  Rogers  (s). 

819  West  Palm  Beach,  FL— Gricsmer  Harvey  S. 

839  Des  Plaines,  Il^Leo  Fersch. 

845  Clifton  Heights,  PA— Gerald  P.  Burke. 

900  Altoona,  PA— Harry  R.  Guyer. 

906  Glendalc,  AR— Marie  Carlin  (s). 

912  Richmond,  IN— Delbert  F.  Wines. 

971  Reno,  NV— Andrew  J.  Swalley, 

977  WichiU  Falls,  TX— Pearl  Keenan  (s).  Thruman  H, 


1000  Tampa,  FL — Helen  Lesyshyn  (s).  Joseph  R.  Lewis. 

1003  Indianapolis,  IN — Galen  T.  Freed. 

1014  Warren,  PA— John  J.  Kushner. 

1016  Muncie,  IN — Charles  E,  Brown,  Roberi  H.  Swinger, 

Stafford  W.  Wallingsford. 

1023  Dalhousie  NB,  CAN— Martial  Pelletier. 

1027  Chicago,  II^Tullio  Buoni. 

1050  Philadelphia,  PA — David  Langley,  Frank  Pingitroe, 

Joseph  Paone.  William  Siggson. 

1055  Lincoln,  NE — Lorenz  Elmsliauser, 

1089  Phoenix,   AZ^Arthur  Hazelton,  Sr,,  Charles  R. 

Spray,  James  O,  Noble,  Julio  S,  Arellano. 

1093  Glencove,  NY — Angelo  A,  Simoneschi, 

1098  Baton  Rouge,  LA — Ernest  Farmer, 

1109  VisaUa,  CA— Paul  Freeze, 

1120  Portland,  OR— Antonio  Cangialosi,  Charles  R,  Whit- 
comb.  Freida  D,  Savitts  (s),  Louis  Verbraeken, 

1126  Annapolis,  MD — Roy  Elmer  Miser, 

1138  Toledo,  OH— Earl  M.  Bringe,  James  Mahaney, 

1146  Green  Bay,  WI— Orin  Kittelson, 

1148  Olympia,  WA— Howard  Fuller, 

1149  San  Francisco,  CA — Duane  O.  McGraw, 
1159  Point  Plasant,  WV— Margaret  R.  Bray  (s). 
1192  Birmingham,  AL — Clinton  C.  Holman, 
1205  Indio,  CA— Robert  Coulter. 

1235  Modesto,  CA— Lloyd  A.  Windrem,  Walter  Zanini, 

1250  Homestead,  FU-Gordon  D.  Myiks.  Lewis  G,  Bar- 

1251  N.  Westminster  EC,  CAN— Walter  Abram, 

1273  Eugene,  OR— Elsie  A,  Kaasa  (s). 

1274  Decatur,  AL — Alton  J,  Fears,  George  Kirchner. 
1296  San  Diego,  C A— Earl  J,  Hider. 

1302  New  London,  CT— Mildred  Best  (s), 

1303  Port  Angeles,  WA — Leonard  Johannes, 
1314  Oconomowoc,  WI — Roy  J,  Nienow. 
1329  Independence,  MO — Francis  Nelson. 

1342  Irvington,  NJ — Anthony  Adelizio.  Edward  Emer- 
son, Roberi  J,  O'Connell,  William  C.  Rommel. 

1358  La  Jolla,  CA — Francis  L.  Morris. 

1362  Ada  Ardmore,  OK— Shelton  M.  Estes. 

1365  Cleveland,  OH— Margaret  Whitacre  (s). 

1388  Oregon  City,  OR— Arihur  Huntley. 

1394     Ft.  Lauderdale,  FI^Ethel  C.  Brown  (s). 

1396    Golden,  CO— Kenneth  H.  Anderson. 

1400    Santa  Monica,  CA— Alba  T.  Paul, 

1407    San  Pedro,  CA— Joel  C,   Curnutt,   Lawrence  R. 

Gamble,  Manuel  R.  Muro. 
1419    Johnstown,  PA— James  Eldon  Stahl. 
1428    Midland,  TX— Cecil  Impson, 
1449     Lansing,  MI — Cecil  Mapletoft. 
1454    Cincinnati,  OH— Charles  O,  Edwards. 
1456    New  York,  NY— Edward  R,   Penny,  Frank  Ras- 

lowsky,  John  L.  Romonoski,  Stella  Migliaccio  (s). 
1461    Traverse  City,  MI— Willard  Randall. 
1464    Mankato,  MN — Olivia  Heminover  (s), 
1495    Chico,  CA— Clarence  C,  Vingness. 

1497  E.  Los  i\ngeles,  CA — Fredolf  G,  Johnson. 

1498  Provo,  UT— Mark  A.  Brown. 
1507    El  Monte,  CA— Elmer  L.  Eaks. 

1529    Kansas  City,  KS— Leroy  Ellsworth  Campbell. 

1533    Two  Rivers,  WI— Kathleen  G.  Juul. 

1536     New  York,  NY— Assunta  Marra  (s|. 

1565     Abilene,  TX— Herman  Hyatt,  Roy  A.  Caton. 

1571    East  San  Diego,  CA — Eberhard  J,  Augustine,  James 

Lee  Scott, 
1581     Napoleon,  OH— Guy  E.  Stanlield, 
1583    Englewood,  CO— Gail  C.  Scholl. 
1588    Sydney  NS,  CAN— Gerald  White, 

1595  Montgomery  County,  PA — Evelyn  Bible  (s),  Francis 
Deery.  William  Chomiak. 

1596  SI.  Louis,  MO— Raymond  Schultz, 
1620    Rock  Springs,  WY— Howard  O,  Hibler. 

1622    Hayward,  CA — Cleve  Burlington,  Loucille  Petersen 

1635    Kansas  City,  MO— George  H,  Payur, 
1644    Minneapolis,  MN — George  Zembai, 
1665    Alexandria,  VA — Andrew  C.  Monroe. 
1693    Chicago,  IL — Charles  M.  Gramberg.  Patricia  B. 

Armstrong  (s), 

1707  Kelso  Longview,  WA — William  C.  Gamble. 

1708  Auburn,  WA— Robert  J.  Guggenbickler. 
1715  Vancouver,  WA — Benjamin  H.  Gray,  Jr. 
1735     Pr  Rupert  EC,  CAN— John  Gorda 

1752     Pomona,  CA — Arthur  R,  Romero,  George  O,  Brooks, 

Howard  W,  Gordon. 
1770    Cape  Girardeau,  MO— Charies  J.  McCollum. 
1780    Las  Vegas,  NV — Douglas  E,  Mueske,  James  Barger. 
1815    Santa  Ana,  CA — Ernest  Gommel,  Robert  Vasquez. 

1822  Fort  Worth,  TX— Bob  Wood. 

1823  Philadelphia,  PA— Charles  W.  Freeman, 

1846  New  Orleans,  LA— Helen  C,  Melerine  (s),  Robert 
A,  Cribb.  Wan-en  Willoz,  Sr. 

1849  Pasco,  WA— Fay  Wallace  Stilwill,  Hartwick  J.  Dul- 
lum,  Walter  E,  Anderson, 

1856    Philadelphia.  PA— Ralph  L  Poplin. 

1884    Lubbock,  TX— Walter  J.  Allison. 

1897    Lafayette,  LA — Ervy  Broussard. 

1931     New  Orleans,  LA — Carla  Bivalacqua  (s). 

1947    Hollywood,  Fl^-John  A.  Callbeck. 

20O6    Los  Gatos,  CA — Joseph  Stonecipher, 

2020  San  Diego,  CA — Erwin  H,  Spinning.  Norma  Jean 
Kwast  (s),  Vincent  Ciolino. 

2046     Martinez,  CA— Russell  Williams. 

2057     Kirksville,  MO— Wanen  T.  Miller. 

2078    Vista,  CA— Harty  J.  Pratt. 

2103  Calgary  Alta,  CAN— James  Edward  Logelin,  Val- 
entine Peter  Szautner. 

2132    La  Follette,  TN— General  Lee  G,  L.  Brown. 

2217    Lakeland,  FI^Andrew  J,  Alvey.  Wilmer H.  Holton. 

2244    Little  Chute,  WI— Emily  Bungean  (s). 

2264  Pittsburgh,  PA— William  John  Capan. 

2265  Detroit,  MI — James  Kenneth  Peters. 
2274    Pittsburgh,  PA— Charies  Ray 

2286    Clanton,  AI^David  O.  Sanders. 

2375    Los  Angeles,  CA — Martin  Ganz. 

2416     Portland,  OR— Elmer  L.  Dewitl,  Julius  H,  Bergs- 

2436    New  Orleans,  LA — Johnny  C.  Parker. 
2486    Sudbury  ONT,  CAN— Maria  Haus  (s). 

2519  Seattle,  WA— Antonio  Reyes. 

2520  Anchorage,  AK — Ralph  H,  Rasmussen, 
2528     Raincllc,  WV— Ruth  Halsey  Hail  (s), 
2565     San  Francisco,  CA — Richard  Bigeal. 
2629     Hughesville,  PA— Marcella  R.  West  (s). 
2693    Pt.  Arthur  Ont,  CAN— Roland  Letouraeau. 
2696    Milford,  NH— Thomas  P.  Healy. 

2715     Medford.  OR— John  C.  Ramos. 

2754     Pembroke  Ont,  CAN— Faith  Lapointe. 

2795    Ft.  Lauderdale,  FL— Herman  Fields. 

2949    Roseburg,  OR — Thurman  Lee  Marical  (s). 

3074    Chester,  CA — Emmett  M.  Brockman,  Mario  Delizio. 

3088    Stockton,  CA— Ethel  Mary  Fleming  (s).  Jesse  Gabell. 

3127  New  York,  NY— Albert  S,  Budrik,  Margaret  Pater- 

3161  Maywood,  CA — Michael  Quaranla.  Shiriey  S.  Odrich 

3175     Pembroke  Ont,  CAN— Allan  Dament  (s). 

7000  Province  of  Quebec  LCL  134-2— Francoise  Cham- 
berland  (s).  Lucien  Ethier.  Wilfrid  Lauzon. 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


Circus  Wheels 

Continued  from  Page  13 
can  learn  the  step-by-step  process  of 
making  a  steel-rimmed  wooden  wheel 
by  viewing  several  pictorial  panels  in 
the  shop. 

Today,  only  a  few  craftsmen  turn  out 
these  beautiful  wagon  wheels.  One  such 
artisan  still  plying  his  craft  as  a  wheel- 
wright is  Henry  Foerster  of  Sheboygan , 
Wise.  Foerster,  who  has  been  making 
wheels  for  less  than  20  years,  recently 
constructed  wheels  for  the  Circus  World 
Museum's  newly  restored  Ringling  Bell 
Wagon.  Foerster  believes  the  wheel- 
making  process  should  be  done  in  a 
historically  correct  way.  "I  follow  the 
same  principles  to  fabricate  a  wheel  as 
were  used  long  ago,"  he  says. "But 
instead  of  using  some  of  the  old  methods 
like  placing  the  tire  in  a  coal  or  wood 
fire,  I  use  modern  conveniences  like  a 
torch."  The  product,  however,  is  still 
a  wooden  masterpiece  of  white  oak  with 
sunburst  inserts  of  oak,  elm,  or  ash. 

Making  circus  wagon  wheels,  with 
their  brilliant  sunbursts  and  colorful 
detail,  is  indeed  nearly  a  lost  art.  But 
talented  wheelwrights  like  Foerster  are 
helping  to  keep  the  craft  alive. 

C.  P.  Fox  sums  up  the  nostalgic 
beauty  of  circus  wagon  wheels  well  in 
his  book.  Circus  Parades:  A  Pictorial 
History  of  America 's  Greatest  Pageant, 
when  he  writes,  "To  those  who  remem- 
ber the  circus  parade,  the  wheels  on 
the  wagons  not  only  had  a  beautiful, 
flashing  effect,  but  had  a  rumbling  knock 
all  their  own.  No  other  wheel  had  that 
deep  throated  knock.  .  .  .  The  sound, 
along  with  the  clanking  of  chains  and 
shuffling  of  elephants,  are  indelibly  re- 
tained in  the  memories  of  those  who 
were  fortunate  enough  to  watch  a  pa- 
rade." tlljr; 

Children  in  Poverty 

Continued  from  Page  15 

sider  it  good  news  that  more  than  13 
million  children  under  18  live  in  pov- 
erty, but  most  people  who  care  about 
the  long-term  implications  cannot. 

Especially,  as  FRAC  pointed  out.  if 
there  is  increased  unemployment  during 
another  recession.  Only  about  one-third 
of  the  unemployed  receive  jobless  ben- 
efits, and,  coupled  with  cuts  in  social 
programs,  the  result  could  worsen  the 
already  disgraceful  poverty  level  for 
children  and  adults. 

In  a  related  study,  a  study  by  Con- 
gress' Joint  Economic  Committee  said 
that  between  1973  and  1984,  declines 
in  average  real  income  for  households 
headed  by  women  was  greater  than  that 
for  two-parent  families,  and  that  aver- 
age real  incomes  for  families  headed 
by  women  were  lower  in  1984  than 
in  1967.  !J!ji; 

OSHA  Award 

On  Oct.  28,  1985.  Patrick  Tyson.  Acting 
Assistant  Secretary  of  Labor  for  OSHA, 
right,  presented  tlie  Maine  Federal  Safety 
and  Heallii  Council  the  second  place  na- 
tional award  from  the  Department  of  La- 
bor for  Significant  Contributions  to  the 
Federal  Safety  and  Health  Program.  Steve 
Perry.  VBC  representative  and  chairman 
of  the  Maine  Federal  Safety  and  Health 
Council,  accepted  the  award  on  behalf  of 
the  council  at  ceremonies  in  New  Orleans 
during  the  National  Safety  Council  Con- 

The  Federal  Safety  and  Health  Councils 
are  nationally  mandated  groups  with  vol- 
untary participation  from  federal  work- 
places and  their  labor  unions  whose  goals 
are  to  improve  safety  and  health  condi- 
tions in  the  Federal  workplaces.  Before 
being  appointed  an  International  Repre- 
sentative. Perry  was  secretary  of  the 
Portsmouth  Federal  Employees  Metal 
Trades  Council  and  president  of  Local 
3073  at  the  Portsmouth  Naval  Shipyard. 

Which  Are  You? 

Submitted  by  Gary  Adams 

Some  members  keep  their  union  strong 
While  others  join  and  just  belong. 

Some  dig  right  in — some  serve  with 


Some  go  along  jusi  for  the  ride. 

Some  volunteer  lo  do  their  share. 
While  some  lie  hack  and  just  don't  care. 

On  meeting  day  some  always  show. 
While  there  are  those  who  never  go. 

Some  do  their  best,  some  build,  some 

make , 

Some  never  give,  but  always  lake. 

Some  lag  behind,  some  let  things  go. 
Some  never  help  their  union  grow. 

Some  drag,  some  pull,  some  don't, 

some  do. 

Consider — which  of  these  are  you? 

Consumer  Clipboard 

Continued  from  Page  30 

at  you — it's  a  piece  of  junk,"  Carroll 


American  apparel  and  footwear  man- 
ufacturers lost  almost  $1  billion  in  do- 
mestic and  export  sales  during  1982 
because  of  foreign  product  counterfeit- 
ing and  other  fraudulent  activities,  the 
U.S.  International  Trade  Commission 
stated  in  a  recent  report.  Furthermore, 
the  lost  revenues  translated  into  a  loss 
of  20,824  jobs  in  the  apparel  industry 

It's  no  surprise  that  Taiwan  and  Hong 
Kong  were  identified  as  the  major 
sources  of  counterfeit  apparel.  But  the 
28-country  list  compiled  by  the  ITC 
also  included  major  European  coun- 
tries, almost  every  South  American 
country,  and  even  Egypt  and  Saudi 

Collectively,  they're  counterfeiting 
T-shirts,  knit  sport-shirts,  jeans,  sweat- 
ers, and  accessories  like  belts,  caps, 
and  ties.  There's  a  whole  range  of 
sportswear  being  faked  too:  tennis,  snow 
skiing,  and  jogging  wear,  sweatshirts, 
shorts,  and  athletic  footwear.  Most  of 
these  goods  falsely  carry  a  brand  name 
or  designer  label  or  logo,  the  ITC  re- 

Fake  Levi  jeans  far  outsell  the  real 
thing  in  most  Asian  countries,  accord- 
ing to  another  report  on  counterfeiting 
prepared  by  a  House  subcommittee. 
Bogus  Walt  Disney  T-shirts,  "Members 
Only"  jackets,  and  IZOD  Lacoste  gar- 
ments have  turned  up  in  this  country. 

The  House  report  stated  that  current 
laws  to  protect  American  products  are 
too  weak.  A  recent  rash  of  proposed 
legislation  indicates  lawmakers  agree 
tighter  controls  are  needed  against  im- 
port fraud. 

An  anti-counterfeiting  bill  now  before 
Congress  would  impose  criminal  and 
civil  penalties  for  domestic  counterfeit- 
ing. Another  proposal  recommends  that 
duty-free  status  be  denied  to  developing 
countries  that  do  not  enforce  laws  to 
protect  patents,  trademarks,  and  copy- 
rights of  American  products.  Ijrjfi 


The  Samual  Gompers  Stamp  Club  has 
available  First  Day  Covers  on  a  25i  stamp 
honoring  Jack  London,  which  was  first  is- 
sued on  January  11.  London  was  a  prolific 
writer  about  labor  issues  and  is  credited  with 
a  famous  definition  of  a  "scab."  The  First 
Day  Covers  can  be  ordered  from  the  Sam 
Gompers  Stamp  Club,  P.O.  Box  1233, 
Springfield.  Va.  221.M.  Price  is  1  for  $1.  or 
3  for  $2.50.  Send  stamped  self  addressed 
#10  envelope. 




Nails  work  twice  as  hard  with  this  unique 
new  Joist  Hanger  Clip.  Newly  designed  joist 
hangers  from  Panel  Clip  make  nails  do  dou- 
ble duty,  are  stronger,  more  efficient,  and 
save  time  and  labor.  Nails  are  directed  on 
an  angle  through  the  joist  and  into  the  header 
through  a  unique  tube  that  is  formed  into 
the  hanger.  The  consistent  nail  angle  permits 
the  use  of  a  lighter  gauge  steel  while  achiev- 
ing higher  load  values. 

For  further  information  and  a  free  detailed 
catalog  of  other  structural  connectors  con- 
tact: The  Panel  Clip  Company,  P.O.  Box 
423,  Farmington,  MI  48024.  Wats  800-521- 
9335,  except  Michigan:  313-474-0433. 

At  Right: 
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NOTE:  A  report  on  new  products  and  proc- 
esses on  this  page  in  no  way  constitutes  an 
endorsement  or  recommendation .  All  per- 
formance claims  are  bused  on  statements 
by  the  manufacturer. 


Calculated  Industries 17 

Clifton  Enterprises 21 

Foley-Belsaw  39 

Full  Length  Roof  Framer 39 



Siding  Patterns 
And  Application 

A  new  illustrated  12-page  booklet  provides 
comprehensive  technical  information  on 
specifying,  handhng,  installing,  and  finishing 
redwood  siding.  It  includes  nailing  diagrams 
and  pattern  charts  for  bevel,  tongue  and 
groove,  shiplap,  and  board  and  batten.  Price: 
600.  California  Redwood  Association,  591 
Redwood  Highway,  Suite  3100,  Mill  Valley, 
C  A  94941. 


The  Powerlift  wall  jack  system  can  make 
the  job  of  lifting  walls  and  frameworks  easier. 
A  set  of  two  Powerlift  wall  jacks  allows  two 
men  to  lift  the  longest  residential  walls  easily. 
The  Powerlift  uses  a  circular  cranking  mo- 
tion rather  than  jacking  up  and  down,  so  it 
delivers  continuous  power.  It's  compact 
enough  to  fit  into  most  toolboxes,  according 
to  the  manufacturer. 

Powerlift  wall  jacks  have  an  all-steel  chas- 
sis, a  3,000  pound  strength  steel  cable,  a  6- 
inch-wide  base  plate,  and  a  Vi-inch  steel 
upper  wall  stop. 

To  purchase  a  set  of  Powerlift  wall  jacks 
or  for  more  information  contact: 

Powerlift,  Inc.,  4639  Washington  St.  NE, 
Minneapolis,  MN  55421.  Telephone:  (612) 

Always  look  for  the  UBC's  union  label 
when  you  shop  for  building  supplies. 

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:  state. 

Full  Length  Roof  Framer 

The  roof  framer  companion  since 
1917.  Over  500,000  copies  sold. 

A  pocket  size  book  with  the  EN- 
TIRE length  of  Common-Hip-Valley 
and  Jack  rafters  completely  worked 
out  for  you.  The  flattest  pitch  is  V2 
inch  rise  to  12  inch  run.  Pitches  in- 
crease Vz  inch  rise  each  time  until 
the  steep  pitch  of  24"  rise  to  12" 
run  is  reached. 

There  are  2400  widths  of  build- 
ings for  each  pitch.  The  smallest 
width  is  Vi  inch  and  they  increase 
Vi"  each  time  until  they  cover  a  50 
foot   building. 

There  are  2400  Commons  and  2400 
Hip,  Valley  &  Jack  lengths  for  each 
pitch.  230,400  rafter  lengths  for  48 

A  hip  roof  is  48'-9*A"  wide.  Pitch 
is  TMi"  rise  to  12"  run.  You  can  pick 
out  the  length  of  Commons,  Hips  and 
Jacks  and  the  Cuts  in  ONE  MINUTE. 
Let  us  prove  it,  or  return  your  money. 

In  the  U.S.A.  send  $7.50.  California  residents 
odd  45 «  tax. 

We  also  have  a  very  fine  Stair  book  9"  X 
12".  It  sells  for  $4.50.  California  residents  add 
27*  tax. 


P.  0.  Box  405,  Palo  Alto,  Calif.  94302 

FEBRUARY,     1986 


Where  Our  New 
Members  Are 
Coming  From 

. .  .and  how  we're  going 
to  keep  them  with  us 

During  recent  years,  the  North  American  labor 
movement  has  gone  through  re-evaluations  of 
its  goals  and  purposes.  It  has  done  a  lot  of  soul 
searching,  and  it  has  had  a  horde  of  detractors 
circling  its  union  camps  like  so  many  wolves  on 
the  prowl. 

The  situation  has  become  so  uncertain  that  in 
some  instances,  members  have  taken  off  their 
UBC  buttons  and  put  away  their  dues  books 
and  taken  non-union  jobs.  Journalists,  mean- 
while, have  told  their  readers  that  the  labor 
movement  is  in  trouble,  losing  members,  and 
that  labor  unions  are  a  thing  of  the  past. 

Those  of  you  who  know  me  realize  that 
nothing  gets  my  dander  up  more  than  to  hear 
someone  bad  mouthing  the  labor  movement  and 
especially  our  own  United  Brotherhood  of  Car- 
penters and  Joiners  of  America.  I  feel  the  same 
way  about  a  labor  union  that  Benjamin  Franklin 
felt  about  the  union  of  the  American  colonies 
when  he  signed  the  Declaration  of  Independence 
and  told  his  fellow  members  of  the  Continental 
Congress,  "We  must  all  hang  together,  or  as- 
suredly we  shall  all  hang  separately." 

Truly,  these  are  the  times  which  try  the  souls 
of  dedicated  trade  unionists.  There  are  so  many 
economic  forces  pulling  at  us  from  many  direc- 
tions that  we  spend  much  of  our  time  putting 
out  fires  and  realigning  our  ranks  just  to  keep 
our  members  employed  and  their  families  secure. 

I  look  in  the  classified  advertisements  of  the 
local  newspaper  and  I  see  ads  for  "CARPEN- 
TERS &  LABORERS.  .  .hourly  or  piece  work, 
framing  carpenter  crews  needed,  .  .  ."  and  I 
know,  and  you  know,  without  checking  that 
most  of  these  jobs  listed  in  these  ads  are  not 
union.  They  offer  no  job  protection;  layoffs  are 
frequent,  and  the  pay  is  below  union  scale. 

I  remember  the  old  days  when  a  builder  or 
contractor  called  the  union  hall  and  told  the 
business  agent  to  send  so  many  carpenters,  so 
many  lathers,   so  many  piledrivers,   or  finish 

carpenters,  or  apprentices,  and  the  builder  knew 
he  was  getting  trained  and  skilled  workers.  He 
knew  what  the  wages  would  be  and  that  they 
would  stay  that  way  for  the  duration  of  the 
project.  Jurisdictional  problems  were  minor  ones, 
and  they  were  settled  on  the  spot  between  the 

When  the  weather  was  good  in  the  old  days 
a  construction  job  would  be  a  beehive  of  activity, 
with  hodcarriers  moving  up  and  down  the  floors, 
bricklayers  laying  tier  after  tier  of  brick,  lathers 
tacking  mesh,  and  plasterers  following  right 
behind  with  trowels  and  mixes.  These  were 
proud  tradesmen,  and  workers  with  craft  skills 
were  looked  up  to  by  their  neighbors. 

I  know  you  can't  hold  back  progress,  but 
today's  new  technology  in  industry  and  the 
building  trades  has  taken  away  some  of  our  pride 
in  craftsmanship,  and  at  the  same  time,  it  has 
taken  away  some  of  the  pride  and  prestige  that 
went  with  the  job  and  the  union.  And,  of  course, 
the  sad  fact  is  that  technology  has  taken  away 
jobs.  When  you  visit  a  construction  site  today 
you  seldom  see  that  beehive  of  activity. 

The  same  is  true  in  the  manufacturing  indus- 
tries. Robotics  and  computer  programming  have 
eliminated  many  workers  from  assembly  lines. 
The  jobs  which  are  left  are  often  transferred 
overseas  to  countries  where  labor  is  cheap  and 
the  standard  of  living  is  such  that  a  worker  can 
get  by  on  pennies  a  day. 

So  while  technology  and  economics  were 
whittling  away  at  blue  collar  union  jobs,  trade 
unions  were  also  losing  members  by  default.  In 
the  construction  industry,  for  example,  too  many 
skilled,  union  building  tradesmen  drifted  away 
during  the  60s  and  70s  from  the  bread-and-butter 
jobs  in  residential  housing  and  small  construction 
to  the  big  commercial  jobs  which  pay  higher 
wages  and  overtime.  Only  a  few  years  ago,  non- 
union contractors  were  a  negligible  factor  in  the 
industry.  Today,  a  lot  of  those  small  non-union 
contractors  have  moved  into  the  bigtime  and 
joined  the  top  400  firms  listed  in  the  Engineering 
News  Record. 

At  the  peak  of  America's  manpower  mobili- 
zation during  World  War  II  a  third  or  more  of 
the  nation's  labor  force  was  organized  into 
unions.  Now  less  than  one  fifth  of  the  workforce 
is  union.  This  is  partly  due,  of  course,  to  the 
tremendous  growth  in  white-collar  occupations 
and  the  service  industries,  which  were  once 
largely  unorganized.  Quite  honestly,  the  building 
and  construction  trades  and  the  allied  industries 
they  represent  were  once  the  backbone  of  the 
North  American  labor  movement.  Today,  they 
have  lost  much  of  their  clout  with  the  growth  of 
the  white-collar  industries. 



There's  an  old  saying:  "In  union  there  is 
strength."  No  truer  words  have  been  spoken. 
We  will  not  regain  our  level  of  respect  in  our 
areas  of  jurisdiction  until  we  have  the  numbers, 
until  we  pass  the  million  mark  in  membership 
and  go  beyond  that  to  a  complete  saturation  of 
our  jurisdiction. 

So  where  are  these  members  coming  from? 

There  are  clues  to  the  answer: 

The  AFL-CIO  commissioned  a  recent  study 
of  workers  in  the  United  States  which  showed 
that  approximately  28%  of  all  non-union  work- 
ers— 27  million  workers  in  all — are  former  union 
members.  Most  of  these  people  dropped  out  of 
their  unions  because  they  left  their  unionized 
jobs  for  one  reason  or  another. 

The  question  is:  did  they  walk  away  from 
these  jobs  with  a  bad  taste  for  trade  unionism? 
Did  they  feel  that  the  union  to  which  they 
belonged  had  done  all  it  could  for  them?  Would 
they  rejoin  that  union  or  another  union  when 
the  opportunity  presents  itself? 

The  Brotherhood  has  a  tremendous  respon- 
sibility to  educate  its  members  to  what  the  union 
does  for  them.  This  is  particularly  true  with  our 
apprentices  in  the  building  trades.  We  are  train- 
ing highly  skilled  journeymen  who  are  not  finding 
union  jobs  because  union  contractors  are  being 
underbid  and  don't  have  jobs  for  them.  In  the 
four  short  years  of  apprenticeship  training  we 
must  convince  our  apprentices  that  union  mem- 
bership is  the  only  way  to  go. 

The  motto  should  be:  Once  a  union  advocate, 
always  a  union  advocate. 

This  is  especially  true  among  those  hundreds 
of  thousands  of  non-union  workers  who  unsuc- 
cessfully supported  efforts  to  estabUsh  a  union 
in  their  workplace.  It  tears  an  organizer  apart 
when  he  or  she  works  day  and  night  with  some 
people  at  a  plant  or  job  site,  people  who  have 
the  courage  to  work  for  a  union  and  take  all 
kinds  of  abuse  from  management,  only  to  lose 
an  election  and  have  to  pull  up  stakes  and  leave 
these  people  behind  to  suffer  more  abuse.  These 
workers  put  their  jobs  on  the  line,  and  we  must 
do  more  to  keep  them  in  our  camp  for  the  next 
time  we  try  to  organize  the  job  site.  .  .otherwise 
there  won't  be  a  next  time. 

Then  there's  the  situation  where  we  have  the 
employees  of  a  plant  about  equally  divided  for 
and  against  our  union,  due  to  the  fact  that  the 
employer  has  thrown  fear  into  as  many  employ- 
ees as  possible.  There  is  a  union  contract,  but 
it's  not  a  strong  one.  There's  a  decertification 
election,  and  the  union  loses.  We  can't  leave 
these  pro-union  workers  high  and  dry  either. 
We  must  be  able  to  come  back  to  this  core  of 
union  supporters  and  try  again  to  win  an  election. 

In  addition  to  these  considerations,  I'd  hke  to 
suggest  a  few  more: 

•  We  must  support  efforts  to  make  the  job  site  and  the 
manufacturing  plant  a  safe  workplace.  We'll  gain  respect 
from  members  and  employers  alike. 

•  We  must  support  the  efforts  of  the  Building  Trades  for 
market  recovery.  We  must  work  with  union  contractors  to 
make  them  more  competitive.  Market  recovery  is  nothing 
new.  We  call  it  Operation  Tiirnaround  in  our  own  union, 
but  it  all  means  the  same  thing:  bid  the  job;  get  the  job;  put 
trade  unionists  to  work. 

•  We  must  emphasize  time  and  again  the  advantage  of 
belonging  to  the  UBC — our  reciprocal  pension  agreements, 
our  health  and  welfare  benefits,  the  processing  of  grievances, 
and  the  fellowship  of  our  brothers  and  sisters  in  the  trade. 
We  must  remind  the  workers  of  North  America  that  the 
trade  union  movement  is  the  strongest  advocate  of  consumer 
protection  in  the  world. 

•  The  union  must  continue  to  be  the  greatest  source  of 
manpower  in  the  construction  industry. 

There  are  signs  that  we're  coming  out  of 
the  recession  of  the  early  1980s.  The  lumber 
industry  is  beginning  to  move  ahead  a  bit  in 
spite  of  the  union  busting  efforts  of  some 
companies.  Housing  is  showing  promise. 

The  time  to  enlist  new  members  in  the 
UBC  is  now! 

Patrick  J.  Campbell 
General  President 


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

Address  Correction  Requested 

Gompers  Memorial 

worn  but  not  forgotten 


XESHSKyi.'t-yXf't  :ws:v 

Of  all  the  monuments  in  Washington, 
D.C,  honoring  great  Americans,  only  one 
is  dedicated  to  a  great  leader  of  the 
working  people — the  Samuel  Gompers 
Memorial  Statue  and  Park.  However,  the 
Memorial,  a  bronze  and  granite  sculptural 
group  of  Gompers  (a  founder  of  the 
American  Federation  of  Latxjr)  and  six 
allegorical  figures  representing  the  Amer- 
ican latx)r  movement,  is  in  need  of  major 

The  Washington  Labor  Council  has 
taken  on  the  project  of  raising  money  to 
restore  the  statue,  and,  although  the  fund- 
raising  drive  has  not  officially  started,  to 
date,  $12,000  has  come  in  for  the  resto- 
ration project.  The  estimated  total 
needed  to  complete  the  project  is 

The  National  Park  Service,  overseer  of 
the  park  on  Massachusetts  Avenue  at 
1 0th  Street  in  northwest  Washington, 
supports  the  project  and  will  provide 
some  federal  funding  for  the  park  land- 
scaping. The  goal  of  the  Labor  Council 
committee  is  to  restore  the  Gompers  Me- 
morial in  time  to  hold  rededication  cere- 
monies on  Labor  Day,  1 986. 

Concurrent  with  the  fundraising  effort 
for  the  Gompers  Memorial  is  a  drive  to 
raise  funds  to  commission  a  memorial  to 
the  legendary  black  labor  leader,  A. 
Philip  Randolph. 

If  you  want  to  help,  send  your  contribu- 
tion to:  Gompers-Randolph  National  Me- 
morial Fund;  c/o  Metropolitan  Washing- 
ton Council,  AFL-CIO;  1411  K  Street, 
N.W.,  Suite  1400;  Washington,  D.C. 

March  1986 

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Fourth  District,  E.  Jimmy  Jones 
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Fifth  District,  Eugene  Shoehigh 
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Sixth  District,  Dean  Sooter 
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Gramark  Plaza 

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William  Sidell,  General  President  Emeritus 
William  Konyha,  General  President  Emeritus 
R.E.  Livingston,  General  Secretary  Emeritus 

Patrick  J.  Campbell,  Chairman 
John  S.  Rogers,  Secretary 

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VOLUME  106  No.  3  MARCH,  1986 


John  S.  Rogers,  Editor 



Domestic  Programs  Face  Gramm-Rudman  Budget  Cuts 2 

Statistics  Tell  the  Story:  Causes  of  Death,  UBC 4 

The  UBC  Benevolent  Program 5 

Second  Vice  President  Ochocki  Announces  Retirement 6 

Anti-Union  Bias  of  Reagan-Packed  NLRB  Continues 8 

When  Unemployment  Compensation  Runs  Out,  Employer  Gains 9 

Georgia  Power  Project  Shows  Union  Skills 10 

A  Second  Major  Deficit:  Home  Equity  Loans 13 

Diabetes  and  Blueprint  for  Cure 14 

CLIC  Report:  Act  on  'Double  Breasted'  Bill 15 

Louisiana-Pacific  Shows  Decline 16 

Auxiliaries  Active  in  Many  States 27 


Washington  Report 7 

Ottawa  Report 11 

Labor  News  Roundup 12 

Steward  Training 19 

Local  Union  News 20 

Apprenticeship  and  Training 22 

Safety  and  Health:  Cancer  24 

Consumer  Clipboard:  1 986  Tax  Law  Changes 26 

Plane  Gossip 30 

Service  to  the  Brotherhood 31 

Retirees'  Notebook 35 

In  Memoriam 37 

What's  New? 39 

President's  Message Patrick  J.  Campbell  40 

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Spring  will  blossom  officially  on  Thurs- 
day, March  20. 

Since  the  world  began,  the  vernal  equi- 
nox has  occurred  at  precisely  the  moment 
the  sun  crosses  the  Equator.  As  the  tilted 
earth  continues  its  journey  around  the 
sun,  more  light  falls  on  the  Northern 
Hemisphere.  The  days  become  increas- 
ingly warmer  and  longer. 

The  first  day  of  spring  may  not  be  a 
spring  day,  however.  In  many  parts  of 
the  United  States  March  is  a  blizzardy, 
blustery  month. 

Spring  life  returns  north  at  a  leisurely 
pace  of  about  15  miles  a  day.  Like  an 
invisible  stream,  the  season  flows  across 
the  countryside,  filling  valleys  and  climb- 
ing into  hills.  Little  by  little  it  captures 
all  but  winter's  last  redoubts  on  high  icy 

Some  plants  thrust  up  through  thawing 
soil  to  greet  the  verdant  season.  Crocus 
and  skunk  cabbage  are  among  the  early 

Animals  also  get  busy.  Hibernating 
creatures  such  as  the  groundhog  reap- 

Spring  exerts  an  influence  on  people, 
too.  Women  appraise  the  latest  fashions. 
Gardeners  start  tinkering  with  lawnmow- 
ers  and  hoes.  Ball  players  oil  their  mitts 
and  gloves.  Bicycles  emerge  from  base- 

Spring  hasn't  always  been  a  favorite 
time  for  youngsters.  American  mothers 
once  were  convinced  that  the  seasonal 
change  brought  "spring  fever"  whose 
symptoms  included  anemia,  skin  pallor, 
fading  of  the  eyes  and  hair,  and  a  gen- 
erally blanched  and  withered  look. 

A  popular  first-day-of-spring  remedy 
in  1901  was  two  ounces  of  sulphur  and 
two  ounces  of  molasses,  mixed,  and 
downed  before  breakfast. 

Photograph  by  G. 
Armstrong  Roberts. 

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Domestic  Programs  Face 
Gramm-Rudman  Budget  Cuts 



Press  Associates 

Hundreds  of  programs  affecting  mil- 
lions of  Americans  are  set  for  across- 
the-board  cutbacks  March  1 ,  the  sched- 
uled date  of  the  first  installment  of 
the  Gramm-Rudman-Hollings  balanced 
budget  law. 

Later  installments  aimed  at  reducing 
the  federal  deficit  to  zero  by  1991  could 
wreak  havoc  on  a  wide  range  of  activ- 
ities from  air  traffic  control  to  meat 
inspection,  from  Coast  Guard  drug  pa- 
trols to  cancer  research,  from  college 
loans  to  IRS  refunds. 

The  Reagan  Administration  was  re- 
ported to  be  preparing  a  budget  that 
would  impose  about  $60  billion  in  do- 
mestic spending  cuts  for  Fiscal  Year 
1987  beginning  October  1  while  boost- 
ing military  spending  by  3%.  The  Rea- 
gan budget  will  be  sent  to  Congress  in 
early  February. 

UnderGramm-Rudman-Hollings,  the 
kind  of  automatic,  across-the-board 
spending  cuts  set  for  March  1  will  go 
into  effect  if  Congress  and  the  President 
cannot  agree  on  a  different  mix  of 
domestic  and  defense  cuts  or  revenue 
increases  which  satisfy  the  new  law's 
deficit  cut  schedule.  The  automatic  cuts 
must  come  equally  from  military  and 
domestic  spending. 

The  cuts  beginning  March  1  will  total 
$11.6  billion  and  come  from  funds  which 
Congress  had  appropriated  for  the  cur- 
rent fiscal  year  through  September  30. 
These  appropriations  are  to  be  "se- 
questered," or  cancelled,  following  a 
joint  budget  report  by  the  White  House 
Office  of  Management  and  Budget  and 
the  Congressional  Budget  Office.  Under 
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings,  the  OMB- 
CBO  report  is  sent  to  the  General  Ac- 

counting Office  for  review  and  then  to 
the  President,  who  orders  the  specific 
cuts  based  on  the  report. 

The  0MB  and  the  CBO  estimated  a 
record-breaking  $220  billion  deficit  for 
the  current  fiscal  year,  greater  than  had 
been  expected,  as  a  result  of  a  weak 
economy,  higher  military  spending,  and 
an  expensive  farm  program. 

The  requred  $11.6  billion  in  cuts  will 
mean  4.3%  less  for  domestic  programs 
and  4.9%  less  for  the  Pentagon.  How- 
ever, since  this  fiscal  year  will  be  five- 
months-old  on  March  1,  these  percent- 
age cuts  of  money  not  yet  spent  by  the 
various  government  agencies  will  be 
substantially  higher. 

OMB  Director  James  C.  Miller  III 
said  the  cuts  could  be  achieved  "with 
a  minimum  of  disruption,"  but  others 
were  less  optimistic.  Unions  represent- 


ing  cdr  traffic  system  technicians  and 
IRS  and  Customs  Service  employees 
said  their  operations  could  be  substan- 
tially disrupted  this  year.  Cuts  specified 
in  the  OMB-CBO  report  are  likely  to 
produce  these  results: 

•  A  nearly  $140  million  cut  for  the 
IRS  virtually  wipes  out  its  1986  increase 
and  may  mean  that  last  year's  problem- 
plagued  tax  season  will  be  repeated. 

•  A  nearly  $16  million  cut  for  the 
Food  and  Drug  Administration  prob- 
ably will  mean  a  slowdown  in  new  drug 

•  A  $33  million  cut  in  mass  transit 
subsidies  could  affect  the  cost  and 
equality  of  commuting. 

•  The  fee  that  a  student  pays  to 
obtain  a  guaranteed  loan,  now  $125  for 
a  $2,500  loan,  will  increase  to  about 

•  A  $112  million  cut  for  the  National 
Institutes  of  Health  will  affect  NIH's 
full  range  of  research,  including  cancer, 
heart  disease,  arthritis,  stroke,  and  neu- 
rological disorders. 

•  Postage  rates  for  non-profit  mail- 
ers, including  the  labor  press,  charities, 
and  universities,  may  be  increased. 
Mailing  costs  for  Carpenter  went  up 
$8,000  in  January  and  are  expected  to 
go  up  at  least  11%  this  month. 

•  The  Agriculture  Department's  meat 
and  poultry  inspection  service  and  its 
animal  and  plant  health  inspection  serv- 
ice may  have  to  be  cut  back. 

•  The  Coast  Guard's  patrols  against 
drug  trafficking  and  illegal  fishing  in 
U.S.  waters  are  likely  to  be  reduced. 

•  The  National  Park  Service  faces  a 
$26  million  cut,  which  may  mean  fewer 

park  rangers  and  park  maintenance 
workers  as  well  as  a  shortened  camping 
season  at  national  parks. 

•  A  $7.9  million  cut  for  the  Library 
of  Congress  will  curtail  the  number  of 
reading  machines  for  the  bUnd  as  well 
as  the  library's  effort  to  preserve  gov- 
ernment documents. 

•  Furloughs  of  government  employ- 
ees will  be  avoided  if  possible,  but  some 
agencies  are  likely  to  force  employees 
to  take  some  leave  without  pay. 

•  Cuts  in  the  Department  of  Health 
and  Human  Services  will  result  in  cut- 
backs in  child  vaccination  programs, 
community  and  migrant  health  centers, 
family  planning,  and  the  National  Health 
Service  Corps,  which  provides  doctors 
for  health  centers,  according  to  the 
Children's  Defense  Fund. 

A  spokeswoman  for  the  National 
Council  of  Senior  Citizens  said  that 
although  Social  Security  benefits  have 
been  exempted  from  Gramm-Rudman- 
HoUings,  administrative  support  is  vul- 
nerable. She  said  the  Administration 
may  close  or  reduce  staff  in  Social 
Security  Administration  offices  across 
the  country. 

Senior  centers,  which  provide  meals 
and  other  kinds  of  assistance  to  the 
elderly,  also  are  likely  targets,  said  the 
NCSC  spokeswoman.  She  added  that 
the  quality  of  senior  housing  also  could 
be  affected. 

Reductions  in  Medicare,  veterans' 
medical  care,  commiunity  and  migrant 
health  centers  and  Indian  health  serv- 
ices are  Umited  to  1%  in  1986  and  2% 
annually  from  1987  through  1991.  IJfJfi 

"Ma'am,  the  president  sent  me  over  to  make  a  few  .  .  .  er-a  .  .  .  alterations" 

Second  Thoughts 

JUST  ABOUT  no  one,  it  seems, 
is  bragging  any  more  about  the 
so-called  Gramm-Rudman  bill  as 
the  path  to  a  balanced  federal 
budget.  And  for  very  good  rea- 

A  mechanical  formula  for  re- 
ducing funds  already  appropri- 
ated by  Congress  is  no  way  to 
run  a  government  or  decide  on 
priorities.  That  should  have  been 
obvious  from  the  start,  but  fore- 
sight has  not  been  the  hallmark 
of  this  Congress. 

Now  that  the  first  installment 
of  the  mandatory  budget  cut  is 
almost  upon  us,  members  tif  Con- 
gress who  so  recently  were  trum- 
peting its  virtues  have  fallen  si- 
lent. The  President  who  was  so 
quick  to  embrace  its  concept  now 
hems,  haws,  and  bemoans  the 
lack  of  flexibility. 

It  would  be  tempting  but  un- 
productive for  the  labor  move- 
ment and  the  few  other  groups 
that  foresaw  the  outcome  to  mut- 
ter an  "I  told  you  so"  and  let  the 
cooks  stew  in  their  own  broth. 

In  reality,  though,  no  one  can 
afford  to  be  indifferent  to  the 

Both  Congress  and  the  Presi- 
dent have  the  responsibility  to 
address  America's  revenue  needs 
as  an  alternative  to  dangerous 
neglect  of  either  the  public  wel- 
fare or  the  nation's  defense. 
Budget  deficits  will  be  smaller  if 
tax  revenues  are  greater. 

The  tax  reform  bill  the  House 
passed  and  sent  to  the  Senate  is, 
at  the  President' s  insistence,  rev- 
enue-neutral. But  it  doesn't  have 
to  be.  If  more  revenue  is  needed, 
as  members  of  both  parties  in- 
creasingly acknowledge ,  it  makes 
a  lot  of  sense  to  achieve  this 
through  tax  reforms.  But  tax  re- 
form does  not  mean  a  value- 
added  national  sales  tax  that 
would  shift  the  burden  still  further 
onto  middle-income  Americans 
who  spend  most  of  what  they  earn 
because  they  don't  have  "surplus 
income"  for  investments. 

Editorial  in  the 
AFL-CIO  News 

MARCH,     1986 


Members  of  the  United  Brotherhood 
suffer  fewer  accidental  deaths  and 
strokes  than  the  general  population,  but 
they  succumb  more  frequently  to  bron- 
chitis, emphysema,  and  asthma — more 
than  double  the  number  for  the  general 
population.  Statistics  show  a  higher 
degree  of  deaths  from  cancer  but  fewer 
deaths  from  heart  diseases.  Influenza 
and  pneumonia  deaths  dropped  signif- 
icantly in  1984  from  3.3%  to  1.4%. 

The  statistical  differences  between 
the  causes  of  death  for  UBC  members 
and  the  general  population  are  not 
alarming.  In  most  cases  there's  only  a 
degree  or  two  of  difference  between 
them — normal  statistical  differences, 
but  the  data  bears  noting. 

For  the  10  leading  causes  of  death, 
the  Brotherhood's  five-year  experience 
compares  with  the  general  population 
as  follows: 


of  Death 




(Average  Over  5  Years 
Heart                          41.9% 





diseases  (stroke) 















of  liver 



Kidney  disease, 






•  No  available  dala. 

The  above  data  covers  only  those 
UBC  members  eligible  for  Schedule  1 

and  Schedule  2  benefits  under  the  in- 
ternational benevolent  program. 

These  comparative  statistics  are  sup- 
plied to  us  by  Martin  E.  Segal  &  Co.. 
Inc.,  consultants  and  actuaries  for  the 
Brotherhood's  benevolent  program.  The 
statistics  for  U.S.  experience  come  from 
the  U.S.  government's  National  Center 
for  Health  Statistics.  They  do  not  in- 
clude Canadian  data. 

The  UBC  data  comes  from  our  ac- 
tuaries' most  recent  annual  report  to 
the  General  Executive  Board,  which 
covers  the  Year  1984.  For  a  complete 
breakdown  of  the  causes  of  death  in 
the  UBC  during  1984,  see  the  accom- 
panying table  at  right. 

As  we  have  reported  in  the  past, 
many  UBC  members  are  longlived.  In 
1984  there  were  13  deaths  of  members 
100  years  and  older — one  was  104  and 
another  was  106.  A  total  of  494  members 
died  in  their  90s. 

At  the  end  of  1984,  the  average  age 
of  the  membership  was  46  years,  and 
the  average  period  of  membership  in 
the  union  was  15'/2  years. 


Among  Brotherhood  Members 


















Blood  poison 




















Gall  Stones 








Heart  Disease 




Intestinal  obstruction 






Nerve  disorder 




Kidney  disease 




























Killed  in  action 










None  of  the  above 




Each  month  the  United  Brother- 
hood's benevolent  program  pays  out  in 
death  benefits  (funeral  donations)  an 
average  of  $1  million  to  the  beneficiaries 
of  deceased  members  and/or  their 
spouses.  In  December  a  total  of  790 
executors  benefited  from  this  program. 

Since  the  program  began  more  than 
seven  years  ago,  over  $86  million  has 
been  paid  out  on  behalf  of  more  than 
60,000  deceased  members. 

Benefits  pahd  since  1982  are  higher 
than  levels  for  prior  years  because  of 
improvements  in  the  benefits,  which 
were  adopted  at  the  1981  Centennial 
Convention  in  Chicago,  111.  The  average 
benefit  paid  in  1984  was  $1,743;  in  1983 
it  was  $1,663;  and  in  1982  it  was  $1,568. 

Taking  into  account  the  per  capita 
income  and  the  investment  income  for 
last  year,  the  UBC's  actuarial  firm  states 
that  "the  net  result  of  the  1985  expe- 
rience" should  be  a  further  increase  in 
the  reserves  of  the  Death  and  Disability 
Fund.  Per  capita  income  in  1984  (the 
latest  figures  available)  was  $14,062,700 
and  investment  income  was  $4,960,300 
for  a  total  of  $19,023,000.  Benefits  paid 
last  year  totaled  $16,577,000. 

For  a  number  of  years  the  Brother- 
hood administered  a  pension  program 
for  its  membership  with  limited  pre- 
miums and  Umited  benefits,  but  inflation 
and  other  financial  factors  took  their 
toll  of  this  program,  and  the  33rd  Gen- 
eral Convention  of  the  Brotherhood, 
held  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  in  1978,  discon- 
tinued this  program  and  substituted  an 
expanded  death  benefits  (funeral  do- 
nation) program,  using  a  portion  of  the 
per  capita  payments  previously  allo- 
cated to  the  pension  fund. 

The  new  program,  which  became 

United  Brotherhood's 
Benevolent  Program 
Proves  Worth  in 
Seven  Years  Experience 

effective  on  Jan.  1,  1979,  is  partially 
financed  by  a  per  capita  tax  which 
currently  stands  at  $5.70  per  member 
per  month  for  Benefit  Schedule  1  (cov- 
ering construction  members).  There  is 
also  a  separate  program  for  members 
for  whom  the  per  capita  tax  is  $3.85 
per  member  per  month  of  which  250 
per  member  goes  to  Benefit  Schedule 
2  (covering  industrial  members).  Re- 
tired members  pay  $4.00  per  month. 

The  annual  reports  to  the  United 
Brotherhood's  General  Executive  Board 
of  the  current  benevolent  program  in- 
dicates the  wisdom  of  the  33rd  General 
Convention  delegates  in  changing  the 
program  in  1978. 

I'he  Brotherhood  paid  out  in  death 
benefits  more  than  $10'/4  million  during 
1979,  the  first  year  of  the  program. 
Almost  a  million  dollars  goes  out  each 
month  to  those  persons  handling  funeral 
costs  for  members  and  their  spouses 
and  as  disability  donations.  {Editor's 
Note:  You  will  find  the  most  recent 
report  on  Page  37  of  this  issue,  which 
shows  that  $1,398,917.24  was  distrib- 
uted in  December  of  last  year.) 

Though  these  are  tremendous  sums 
to  be  dispensed  by  a  single  union,  the 
income  to  the  Fund  over  the  same 
period  has  been  more  than  adequate  to 
finance  the  benefits. 

A  member  can  participate  in  the  death 
benefits  program  after  only  two  years 
of  active  membership.  Benefits  increase 
after  five  years  and  after  30  years.  It  is 
a  good  program,  designed  to  meet  the 
need  of  the  times. 

Some  of  the  statistical  data  provided 
to  us  by  the  actuarial  firm  which  ad- 
ministers the  Fund,  The  Martin  E.  Segal 
Co.,  indicates  the  future  soundness  of 
the  new  program. 

The  sustaining  support  of  younger 
UBC  members^primarily  between  the 
ages  of  20  and  34 — assures  continued 
growth  and  strength  for  the  entire  death 
benefits  program. 

There  were  approximately  68,000 
members  covered  by  the  former  Broth- 
erhood pension  plan  which  was  discon- 

tinued in  1978.  By  contrast,  the  current 
death  benefits  program  is  an  all-inclu- 
sive plan  which  draws  support  from  all 
members  and  provides  benefits  for  all. 

There  is  revenue  lost  to  the  program 
during  periods  of  recession,  as  layoffs 
and  unemployment  take  their  toll  in 
membership  rolls.  It  is  during  these 
critical  times  that  local  secretaries  must 
do  their  utmost  to  keep  their  members 
in  good  standing  ...  to  protect  their 
long-range  benefits. 

UBC  Benevolent 
Program  Praised 

Frederick  Snow,  financial  secretary  and 
business  representative  of  Local  1778,  Co- 
lumbia, S.C.,  recently  received  a  letter  from 
the  widow  of  a  member,  as  follows: 

"Dear  Mr.  Snow: 

"I  received  the  check  to  pay  on  my 
husband's  funeral  with  much  gratitude. 
He  had  worn  his  25-year  union  pin  for 
several  years  with  pride.  He  had  the 
opportunity  to  answer  anyone  who  asked 
what  kind  of  pin  it  was. 

"Now  I  shall  keep  it,  as  he  thought  so 
much  of  it  and  always  approved  of  the 
work  of  his  local  union.  I  wish  he  could 
know  how  much  the  organization  helped 
me  with  the  funeral  expense.  Thank  you 
so  much  for  such  promptness. 
Mrs.  C.W.  Fertick" 

EDITOR'S  NOTE;  Under  conditions  pre- 
scribed by  the  United  Brotherhood's  Con- 
stitution and  Laws,  UBC  members  in  good 
standing  with  many  years  of  continuous 
membership  and/or  their  spouses  are,  under 
certain  conditions,  entitled  to  funeral,  dis- 
ability, and  other  donations  in  time  of  need. 
The  complete  UBC  benevolent  program  is 
explained  in  Sections  48  through  53  of  the 
Constitution  and  Laws.  A  member  can  ob- 
tain a  copy  of  the  UBC  Constitution  and 
Laws  from  his  or  her  local  union.  He  or  she 
can  receive  a  copy  of  the  Brotherhood's 
Benevolent  Program  leaflet,  which  contains 
the  benevolent  provisions  of  the  Constitution 
and  Laws,  by  requesting  it  from:  General 
Office,  United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters 
and  Joiners  of  America,  101  Constitution 
Ave.  N.W.,  Washington,  D.C.  20001. 

MARCH,     1986 

Vice  President  Ochocl(i  Announces  Retirement 

The  United  Brotherhood's  Second 
General  Vice  President  Anthony  "Pete" 
Ochocki  has  announced  his  retirement 
as  a  general  officer,  effective  April  1. 
For  the  past  three  years  he  has  served 
diligently  in  one  of  the  key  administra- 
tive positions  at  the  General  Office,  and 
he  plans  now  to  return  to  his  native 

Ochocki  brought  to  the  office  of  sec- 
ond general  vice  president  a  wealth  of 
experience  in  organizing,  craft  training, 
and  local  union  and  district  council 

He  began  working  at  the  trade  at  an 
early  age — an  orphan  who  went  to  live 
with  an  uncle  in  the  general  contracting 
and  logging  business.  He  worked  in  the 
industry  until  going  into  military  service 
in  1942. 

After  returning  from  military  service 
in  World  War  II,  Ochocki  worked  on 
many  commercial  construction  jobs  in 
Detroit,  Mich.,  as  well  as  spending  time 
in  the  shops  and  mills. 

Active  in  the  Brotherhood  since  1947, 
he  served  Detroit  Local  337  as  secretary 
pro  tern  in  1949  and  was  elected  re- 
cording secretary  in  1950. 

Appointed  business  representative  of 
the  Detroit  Carpenters  District  Council 
on  August  8,  1952,  he  served  in  that 
capacity  until  September  1,  1958,  when 
he  resigned  to  take  a  position  as  busi- 
ness representative  and  organizer  for 


Shop  and  Mill  Local  1452,  Detroit. 

He  continued  in  this  position  until 
July  1,  1960,  when  he  took  office  as 
financial  secretary  and  business  agent 
of  his  home  Local  337.  He  served  as 
member  of  the  apprenticeship  commit- 
tee and  then  as  secretary  of  the  com- 

In  late  summer  1963,  Ochocki  re- 
turned to  the  Detroit  District  Council 
as  administrative  assistant  to  the  sec- 
retary-treasurer. He  served  one  two- 
year  term  as  president  of  the  Michigan 
State  Carpenters  Council. 

During  the  period  of  his  employment 
as  a  representative  of  the  Brotherhood 

in  the  city  of  Detroit,  Mich.,  in  addition 
to  serving  as  an  official  of  the  local 
union,  Pete  was  elected  to  the  Inter- 
national Convention,  was  chairman  of 
the  Carpenters  District  Council  Edu- 
cational and  Research  Committee,  was 
appointed  by  the  governor  to  the  State 
of  Michigan  Housing  Codes  Commis- 
sion, served  as  an  executive  board 
member  of  the  Carpenters  District 
Council,  a  member  of  the  Trial  Board 
Committee,  a  member  of  the  executive 
board  of  the  District  Council  of  Car- 
penters, an  executive  board  member  of 
the  Detroit  and  Wayne  County,  Mich. 
Federation  of  Labor,  prior  to  its  merger 
with  the  CIO,  and  was  active  in  many 
state  and  local  community  affairs  pro- 

He  resigned  this  position  in  1966  to 
take  employment  with  the  international 
union  as  national  project  coordinator  in 
the  Brotherhood's  MDTA  Apprentice- 
ship Program,  where  he  served  until 
August  1969,  when  he  was  appointed 
director  of  organizing  by  the  General 

On  April  15,  1972,  Ochocki  was  ap- 
pointed General  Executive  Board 
Member  of  the  Third  District. 

Ochocki  was  named  Second  General 
Vice  President  of  the  United  Brother- 
hood in  1982.  filling  the  vacancy  created 
by  the  elevation  of  Sigurd  Lucassen  to 
First  General  Vice  President. 

Labor  Unions  Declare  Boycott  of  Shell  Oil  Products 

The  AFL-CIO  has  launched  a  nationwide 
consumer  boycott  against  the  products  of 
Shell  Oil  Co.,  a  division  of  the  Royal  Dutch/ 
Shell  group,  as  part  of  an  international  labor 
movement  protest  of  the  multinational  cor- 
poration's repressive  treatment  of  black 
workers  in  South  Africa  and  its  refusal  to 
take  positive  action  against  apartheid. 

The  AFL-CIO  Executive  Council  ap- 
proved the  action  by  mail  ballot  at  the 
request  of  federation  President  Lane  Kirk- 
land  and  United  Auto  Workers'  President 
Owen  Bieber  who  chairs  the  AFL-CIO  Com- 
mittee on  South  Africa.  The  boycott  is  the 
latest  step  in  the  federation's  long-standing 
program  to  support  the  eradication  of  apart- 

"We  hope  this  boycott  will  encourage 
Shell  to  disinvest  in  South  Africa  as  part  of 
the  broad  effort  to  pressure  the  South  Af- 
rican regime  to  end  the  apartheid  system," 
Kirkland  and  Bieber  said. 

The  AFL-CIO  Executive  Council  has  sup- 

ported a  policy  of  compelling  disinvestment 
in  multinational  companies  in  the  energy 
sector  in  South  Africa,  as  well  as  firms 
identified  by  the  black  trade  union  movement 
of  South  Africa  as  being  in  violation  of 
internationally  accepted  labor  standards. 

The  AFL-CIO  Shell  boycott  comes  in 
response  to  a  request  from  the  International 
Confederation  of  Free  Trade  Unions  with 
which  the  AFL-CIO  is  affiliated.  The  ICFTU 
and  its  Coordinating  Committee  on  South 
Africa  have  been  working  closely  with  black 
trade  unions  in  South  Africa  to  select  targets 
for  campaigns  including  boycotts  in  support 
of  that  country's  black  labor  movement. 

The  ICFTU's  call  for  international  action 
against  Shell  was  initiated  by  South  Africa's 
National  Union  of  Mineworkers  and  the 
Miners  International  Federation  following  a 
strike  at  a  Shell-owned  coal  mine  and  in- 
creased union-busting  and  repressive  activ- 
ities on  the  part  of  Shell's  mine  management. 

The  NUM  dispute  with  Shell  started  early 
in  1985  when  black  miners  walked  out  of  the 
Rietspruit  mine  (owned  jointly  by  Shell  and 
Barlow  Rand,  a  South  African  conglomerate) 
to  attend  a  memorial  service  for  a  miner 
killed  on  the  job.  When  the  company  sus- 
pended four  shop  stewards,  the  workers 
struck  for  four  days.  The  company  then  fired 
86  miners  and,  according  to  the  NUM, 
refuses  to  permit  union  meetings,  intimidates 
its  workers  and  refuses  to  allow  shop  stew- 
ards any  access  to  union  members. 

In  the  United  States,  Shell  sells  gasoline 
sold  under  its  own  name  at  retail  service 
stations,  and  it  distributes  a  variety  of  other 
petroleum  and  natural  gas  products. 

The  AFL-CIO  Shell  consumer  boycott  will 
be  directed  against  products  of  the  company 
and  not  against  individual  merchants  selling 
these  products.  Union  members  are  urged 
to  cut  in  half  and  send  to  AFL-CIO  Head- 
quarters their  Shell  credit  cards. 




The  National  Labor  Relations  Board  recently, 
held  that  either  party  may  properly  object  to  use  of 
recording  devices  in  grievance  meetings.  In  unani- 
mous decisions  against  a  union  in  one  case  and 
against  management  in  another,  the  Board  said 
grievance  hearings  are  extensions  of  the  collective 
bargaining  process.  Tape  recorders  stifle  discussion 
and  prevent  "meaningful"  collective  bargaining  from 
taking  place. 


On  January  31 ,  the  Social  Security  old-age  fund, 
once  a  financial  basket  case,  paid  the  Medicare 
hospital  trust  fund  $10.6  billion,  completing  repay- 
ment of  funds  it  borrowed  from  Medicare  in  1982  to 
stave  off  imminent  bankruptcy. 

And  within  the  next  few  months,  the  old-age  fund 
will  repay  the  Social  Security  disability  trust  fund 
$2.5  billion,  completing  loans  made  from  that  fund 
during  the  same  period. 

In  1 982  the  old-age  fund  faced  insolvency  be- 
cause the  nation's  economic  conditions  during  the 
preceding  five  years  were  so  much  worse  than  had 
been  projected  that  the  schedule  of  income  and 
outgo  based  on  payroll  taxes  and  benefit  outlays 
were  severely  miscalculated. 

At  that  time,  the  old-age  fund  was  authorized  to 
borrow  $12.4  billion  from  the  Medicare  trust  fund 
and  $5.1  billion  from  the  disability  benefits  trust 
fund  to  keep  going.  Interest  was  to  be  paid  monthly 
until  repayment. 

In  1 983,  Congress  approved  a  financial  rescue 
plan  for  the  old-age  system,  based  on  new  Social 
Security  taxes  and  a  six-month  cancellation  of  a 
cost-of-living  increase. 

The  old-age  fund  repaid  part  of  the  loans  a  year 
ago,  and  the  new  payments  will  wipe  out  the  re- 
maining debt. 

The  system  is  now  in  better  financial  shape  than 
had  been  predicted  when  the  rescue  plan  was 

Combined  old-age  and  disability  reserves  were 
about  $42  billion  at  the  end  of  1985,  roughly  $7 
billion  higher  than  the  projected  balance  for  that 


Unionized  employees  are  enjoying  shorter  weeks, 
increased  vacation  benefits,  and  more  provision  for 
maternity  leave,  says  a  new  federal  survey  of  col- 
lective agreements. 

Of  the  over  two  million  unionized  workers  sur- 
veyed by  the  Department  of  Labor,  52.7%  have  a 
40-hour  work  week.  Seven  years  ago,  it  was  46.6%. 

The  survey  of  960  collective  agreements  across 
Canada  was  released  recently  by  Labor  Canada,  a 
division  of  the  federal  department  of  labor. 

During  the  same  period,  the  proportion  of  workers 
with  a  37.5-hour  work  week  improved  to  1 1 .4% 
from  8.4%  in  1978.  As  of  July,  1985,  9.6%  had 
achieved  a  35-hour  week,  compared  with  7.6% 
seven  years  ago. 

Today,  74%  of  the  agreements  analyzed  contain 
some  form  of  maternity  leave  provision,  compared 
with  59%  in  1 978.  Nineteen  percent  of  agreements 
providing  for  such  leave  also  grant  pay  for  at  least 
part  of  the  period  over  and  above  the  benefits  paid 
by  unemployment  insurance. 


Work-related  injuries  and  illnesses  in  private 
industry  increased  in  1984,  reports  the  U.S.  Depart- 
ment of  Labor's  Labor  Statistics.  Eight  incidents  of 
injury  or  illness  were  reported  for  every  100  full-time 
workers,  a  rate  of  8.0,  compared  with  an  incidence 
rate  of  7.6  in  1983.  The  number  of  injuries  and 
illnesses  increased  to  5.4  million  in  1984  from  4.9 
million  in  1983.  This  over-the-year  increase  of 
1 1 .7%  was  considerably  higher  than  the  6.6%  in- 
crease in  hours  of  exposure  which  resulted  from 
increased  employment  and  hours  during  the  second 
year  of  the  current  economic  recovery. 

Job-related  injuries  occurred  at  a  rate  of  7.8  per 
100  full-time  workers  in  1984.  The  injury  rate,  which 
had  been  in  the  double  digit  range  a  decade  ago, 
dropped  to  8.8  in  1975  and  then  rose  to  9.2  in  1978 
and  1979.  The  injury  rate  dropped  steadily  each 
year  after  that  to  a  low  of  7.5  in  1 983  and  then  rose 
0.3  point  in  1 984.  The  number  of  workers  employed 
and  the  hours  they  worked  varied  from  year  to  year 
as  did  the  mix  of  experienced  and  inexperienced 
workers  and  the  proportion  of  those  employed  in 
high-  and  low-hazard  industries. 

In  1984  injury  rates  rose  in  all  the  industry  divi- 
sions for  which  data  was  presented.  Goods-produc- 
ing industries  (agriculture,  mining,  construction,  and 
manufacturing)  had  the  highest  rates,  1 1 .0  per  1 00 
full-time  workers  for  the  sector  as  a  whole. 


A  company  safety  director  was  recently  given  a 
jail  sentence  for  lying  to  OSHA.  He  pleaded  guilty 
to  a  charge  that  he  lied  to  an  inspector  during  an 
OSHA  inspection  of  a  company  plant.  The  safety 
director  had  claimed  that  a  tool  was  being  repaired 
when  in  fact  it  was  not  functioning  under  his  instruc- 
tions to  prevent  OSHA  from  measuring  employee 
exposure  to  cobalt  dust  emitted  by  the  machine. 
The  safety  director  was  sentenced  to  three  months 
in  jail  and  fined  $10,000  by  a  federal  judge.  This  is 
believed  to  be  the  first  case  of  its  kind. 

MARCH,     1986 



AFL-CIO  News 

A  National  Labor  Relations  Board 
handpicked  by  President  Reagan  con- 
tinues to  siiow  a  pro-employer,  anti- 
worker  bias  in  all  its  activities,  the  AFL- 
CIO  Lawyers  Coordinating  Committee 
charged  in  a  new  report. 

In  the  two-year  period  since  1983, 
when  Reagan's  appointees  attained  ma- 
jority control  of  the  NLRB,  there  was 
an  unmistakable  shift  in  the  direction 
of  favoritism  toward  management,  the 
committee  said  in  the  December  issue 
of  "The  Labor  Law  Exchange." 

Statistics  compiled  by  the  committee 
showed  what  it  called  "a  marked  aver- 
sion" to  finding  employers  guilty  of 
unfair  labor  practices  and  "an  equally 
notable  willingness"  to  rule  unions  guilty 
of  such  practices. 

The  report  updates  an  earlier  analysis 
of  the  Reagan  labor  board  and  covers 
the  first  two  years  of  Chairman  Donald 
L.  Dotson's  tenure.  Under  Dotson,  it 
found,  the  board  sustained  complaints 
against  employers  in  50%  of  the  cases, 
while  complaints  against  unions  were 
sustained  about  85%  of  the  time. 

The  pattern  "contrasts  sharply"  with 
the  NLRB's  record  in  two  previous 
periods:  from  September  1975  to  Au- 
gust 1976,  when  the  members  were  all 
Republican  appointees,  and  from  Sep- 
tember 1979  to  August  1980,  when  three 
of  the  four  members  were  Democrats. 

Despite  the  markedly  different  polit- 
ical complexions  of  those  previous 
boards,  the  committee  said,  they  each 
"ruled  against  employers  and  againt 
unions  with  almost  equal  frequency." 
Under  the  even-handed  approach  in 
those  previous  periods,  complaints 
against  employers  were  sutained  84% 
of  the  time,  while  those  against  unions 
were  upheld  in  74%  of  the  cases. 

But  all  that  has  changed  during  the 
first  two  years  of  the  Dotson  board. 
Since  1983  the  NLRB  increased  its 
dismissal  rate  300%  in  cases  involving 
complaints  against  bosses,  while  the 
percentage  of  dismissals  of  complaints 
against  unions  decreased  almost  40%-. 

The  same  contrast  is  evident  in  rep- 
resentation cases,  the  lawyers'  group 

In  the  Republican-controlled  1975- 
76  period,  representation  cases  were 
decided  in  accord  with  the  employer's 
position  35%  of  the  time.  Management 
prevailed  46%  of  the  time  in  the  Dem- 
ocratic years  of  1979  and  1980. 

But  with  control  of  the  NLRB  firmly 
in  President  Reagan's  grasp,  the  per- 
centage of  representation  decisions  fa- 
voring employers  rose  sharply  to  72% 
in  the  1983-84  period — more  than  dou- 
ble the  rate  under  the  1975-76  board 
dominated  by  Republican  appointees. 
It  declined  only  slightly,  to  66%,  during 

In  a  series  of  articles  analyzing  the 
NLRB's  metamorphosis  into  a  blatant 
management  tool  under  the  Reagan 
Administration,  the  lawyers  pointed  out 

•  While  Dotson  insists  the  board  has 
merely  sought  to  restore  a  labor-man- 
agement balance  upset  by  the  alleged 
"excesses"  of  President  Carter's  labor 
board  under  the  chairmanship  of  John 
Fanning,  the  figures  totally  disprove 
that  argument. 

There  have  been  30  cases  thus  far  in 
which  the  board  reversed  earlier  prec- 
edents. Only  13  of  those  original  cases 
were  decided  by  the  Fanning  board. 
Almost  an  equal  number — 12  cases — 
overturned  precedents  predating  the 
Carter  era,  and  the  remaining  five  over- 
ruled decisions  that  occurred  when  Re- 
publican appointees  were  in  the  major- 

•  Under  Dotson's  chairmanship,  the 
NLRB  has  made  it  "more  difficult  for 
employees  to  obtain  union  representa- 
tion" by  siding  with  management  in 
favor  of  larger,  rather  than  smaller, 
units  for  bargaining  purposes — even 
though  the  units  sought  by  workers 
would  have  met  previous  tests  for  an 
appropriate  unit. 

The  end  result  has  been  to  "deny 
union  representation  to  a  group  of  em- 
ployees who  have  a  community  of  in- 
terest and  who  desire  such  represen- 
tation" by  forcing  them  into  a  much 
larger  unit,  often  involving  workers  in 
remote  locations. 

•  In  its  day-to-day  activities,  the  board 
has  demonstrated  its  "hostility  to  unions 

and  collective  bargaining"  through  a 
pattern  of  "fact-twisting,  rule-misap- 
plication, and  procedural  pettifogging 
that  disdains  every  aspect  of  employee 
rights"  contained  in  the  National  Labor 
Relations  Act. 

This  is  evident,  among  other  things, 
in  the  imposition  on  workers  of  "norms 
of  polite  behavior  more  appropriate  to 
genteel  social  gatherings  than  to  the 
give-and-take  of  shop-floor  disputes," 
while  countenancing  management's 
"most  outrageous"  ahbis  for  its  anti- 
union activities  and  characterizing  em- 
ployers' "most  threatening  conduct  as 

The  committee  noted  that,  prior  to 
taking  over  the  NLRB  helm,  Dotson 
wrote  that  collective  bargaining  fre- 
quently led  to  "the  destruction  of  in- 
dividual freedom."  Since  assuming  the 
chairmanship,  the  lawyers  charged, 
Dotson  has  made  it  clear  that  what  he 
favors  is  "the  worker's  'freedom'  to  be 

In  none  of  the  decisions  reversing 
previous  board  rulings  did  the  board 
favor  the  interests  of  workers  over  the 
interests  of  employers,  the  publication 
pointed  out.  "Every  single  rule  change 
announced  by  the  Dotson  board  has 
rebounded  to  the  employers'  benefit." 

An  analysis  of  the  decisions  made  by 
a  board  dominated  by  Reagan  appoint- 
ees revealed  this  distinct  trend: 

"If  a  case  presents  a  conflict  between 
the  employer's  freedom  to  manage  its 
business  and  the  union's  right  to  bargain 
about  matters  affecting  the  bargaining 
unit,  management  prevails." 

"If  the  perceived  conflict  is  between 
the  employer's  right  to  control  the 
workplace  and  the  rights  of  individual 
employees,  the  employer  again  pre- 

It  is  only  when  the  issue  comes  down 
to  one  between  union  members  who 
want  to  act  collectively,  and  individual 
members  who  don't  want  to  join  them 
in  their  concerted  actions,  does  the 
Dotson  board  come  down  on  the  side 
of  "individual  rights." 

The  upshot  of  the  string  of  NLRB 
decisions  upholding  management — even 
when  it  engages  in  such  illegal  tactics 




as  discharges,  threats,  coercion,  and 
the  refusal  to  bargain— is  that  the  board 
has  demonstrated  to  employees  "the 
futility  of  turning  to  the  NLRB  for 
protection  of  their  rights,"  the  publi- 
cation insisted. 

Although  there  have  been  wide  po- 
litical swings  in  the  presidency  since 
the  NLRB  was  created  in  1935,  the 
lawyers  said,  this  is  the  first  time  that 
one  party  had  seized  control  in  order 
to  "club  the  other  side  into  submission 
by  attempting  to  demonstrate  that  the 
law  has  lost  all  vitality  and  cannot  be 
counted  on  to  provide  the  protection  it 

With  the  board's  decisions  increas- 
ingly anti-union,  a  final  article  in  the 
publication  suggests  that  unions  "con- 
sider arbitration  as  an  alternative"  to 
turning  to  the  NLRB  to  enforce  con- 
tractual rights  guaranteed  by  the  labor 
relations  act. 

Such  issues  as  the  protection  of  in- 
dividuals engaged  in  primary  and  sym- 
pathy strikes,  the  problems  of  "double- 
breasting"  under  which  employers  shift 

Board  employees  also  feel  brunt  of  NLRB  bias 

NLRB  management  has  reached  a  ten- 
tative agreement  on  two  new  contracts 
with  the  NLRB  Professional  Association, 
which  represents  about  200  attorneys 
working  for  the  five  Board  members  and 
the  NLRB  General  Counsel  in  Washing- 
ton, D.C.  The  parties  agreed  in  principle 
on  new  contracts  to  replace  pacts  which 
expired  on  January  21,  with  the  accord 
following  three  days  of  non-worktime 
picketing  at  NLRB  headquarters  by  at- 
torneys protesting  lack  of  progress  in 
contract  talks. 

Working  against  a  midnight  deadUne 
on  January  28,  the  parties  managed  to 
settle  the  major  sticking  points  in  the 
contract  negotiations,  which  included  a 
revamped  performance  appraisal  system 
and  a  difference  between  the  Board  mem- 
bers and  the  General  Counsel  on  whether 
attorneys  should  be  granted  the  option 
of  a  "compressed  work  schedule."  The 
new  contracts,  one  for  the  Board  side 
and  one  for  attorneys  working  for  the 
General  Counsel,  impose  a  new  five-tier 

appraisal  system  which  may  make  it  more 
difficult  for  attorneys  to  receive  quality 
in-grade  pay  increases.  The  General 
Counsel  agrees  to  permit  "compressed 
work  schedules"  on  a  one-year  trial  basis 
which  would  allow  attorneys  to  work 
nine-hour  days  and  take  one  day  off  every 
two  weeks.  The  Board  members  decline 
to  allow  compressed  work  schedules. 
Wages  are  not  bargainable  for  federal 

Before  the  accord,  union  spokesman 
had  accused  NLRB  management  of  seek- 
ing "give-backs"  on  basic  contract  pro- 
tections and  had  charged  management  of 
"stonewalling"  the  union  by  delaying 
tactics  at  the  bargaining  table.  On  Janu- 
ary 24,  the  attorneys  began  picketing 
outside  Board  headquarters  during  non- 
work  hours  to  publicize  their  dispute  with 
management.  The  new  contracts  must 
still  be  ratified  by  the  membership  of  the 
Professional  Association  and  approved 
by  NLRB  Chairman  Dotson  and  General 
Counsel  CoUyer. 

to  a  non-union  subsidiary  work  that 
should  be  done  under  union  contract, 
plant  closings,  and  the  binding  of  a 
successor  employer  to  an  existing  con- 
tract in  the  event  of  a  merger  or  a 
takeover  might  all  be  handled  more 
sucessfully  through  the  arbitration  pro- 

Private  action  is  hardly  an  adequate 
substitute  for  the  public  rights  enunci- 
ated by  existing  labor  law,  the  publi- 
cation said,  but  since  the  board  has 
abdicated  its  responsibility,  workers  and 
their  unions  are  left  with  "no  other 
sensible  option."  IjrJU 

When  Unemployment  Compensation 
Runs  Out  In  Your  State, 
Employers  May  Get  Tax  Breaks 

While  two-thirds  of  the  nation's  job- 
less were  denied  unemployment  com- 
pensation benefits  in  1985 — the  highest 
disqualification  level  in  the  program's 
50-year  history — some  employers  who 
fought  for  stricter  eligibility  require- 
ments are  being  rewarded  with  sub- 
stantial cuts  in  state  unemployment 

The  AFL-CIO  branded  the  states' 
action  as  "unconscionable,"  and  re- 
newed its  call  for  a  major  overhaul  of 
the  unemployment  insurance  system  so 
that  it  regains  its  original  role  as  a 
program  "that  helps,  rather  than  ex- 
cludes, those  who  need  it." 

The  purpose  of  unemployment  insur- 
ance is  to  put  a  floor  of  protection  under 
workers  who  lose  their  jobs  through  no 
fault  of  their  own,  according  to  Bert 
Seidman,  director  of  the  Department  of 
Occupational  Safety,  Health  and  Social 
Security.  But  today,  he  asserted,  "the 
program  fails  miserably  in  living  up  to 
that  promise." 

Seidman  sharply  disagreed  with 
economists  who  claimed  that  lower  job- 
less levels  made  it  possible  for  the  states 
to  slash  employers'  jobless  insurance 

Unemployment  is  hovering  just  be- 
low the  7%  level,  he  pointed  out.  But 

the  amount  of  money  being  paid  out 
under  the  federal-state  system  has  been 
curtailed  because  of  cutbacks  initiated 
by  the  Reagan  Administration  with  the 
enthusiastic  backing  of  employers. 

The  Reagan  assault  has  resulted  in 
tougher  standards  which  have  disqual- 
ified large  numbers  of  workers  from 
receiving  regular  benefits,  while  the 
elimination  of  extended  unemployment 
benefits  has  left  the  long-term  jobless 
without  any  assistance,  he  said. 

The  result,  Seidman  declared,  is  that 

less  than  one-third  of  the  unemployed — 

and  virtually   none  of  the  long-term 

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MARCH,     1986 

An  aerial  view  of  Georgia  Power's  Plant  Scherer.  Juliette,  Ga. 

Union  Skills  Plus  Quality  Control 
Keep  Georgia  Power  Project 
Below  Budget,  Ahead  off  Schedule 

The  Georgia  Power  Company  has  an 
extensive  construction  program  under- 
way in  North  Georgia — Plants  Scherer, 
Bartletts  Ferry,  and  Vogtle.  Vogtie  is 
a  nuclear  power  facility;  the  others  are 
fossil  fuel.  Another  nuclear  power  plant. 
Hatch,  has  been  completed. 

Except  for  minor  work  by  Brown  & 
Root  at  Bartletts  Ferry,  everything  is 
union  construction  by  AFL-CIO  Build- 
ing Trades,  including  UBC  carpenters, 
millwrights,  piledrivers,  and  other  crafts. 

Plant  Scherer  at  Juliette,  Ga.,  has 
employed  at  peak  construction  almost 
5,000  workers.  It's  below  budget  and 
ahead  of  schedule — a  tribute  to  the  craft 

skills  of  union  workers  and  the  com- 
pany's dedication  to  quality  control  and 
safe  working  practices. 

Plant  Scherer  is  a  four-unit,  fossil- 
fuel  power  generating  plant.  Construc- 
tion began  in  1974  under  a  project 
agreement  between  the  Building  Trades 
of  Atlanta  and  North  Georgia  and  the 
Georgia  Power  Company.  In  recent 
months  contractors  have  employed  about 
1,200  Building  Tradesmen. 

Units  1  and  2  have  been  completed 
and  are  operating,  and  the  entire  facility 
is  expected  to  go  on  line  in  1989. 

Georgia  Power's  project  manager, 
Wayne   Wilhoit,   has   stated   that   the 

initial  start-ups  on  Units  1  and  2  were 
the  best  the  company  has  ever  experi- 

"The  proof  of  the  pudding  is  in  the 
eating,"  was  Wilhoit's  comment.  "The 
plant's  first  two  units  are  running  ex- 
ceptionally well  due  to  good  construc- 
tion, good  design,  good  operation,  and 
dedicated  quality  control." 

Quality  control  checks  in  all  GP  plants 
follow  much  the  same  procedure.  In- 
spectors keep  daily  inspection  logs  to 
verify  that  work  is  done  by  engineering 
and  construction  procedures,  project 
procedures,  and  contract  specifica- 

"If  inspectors  find  problems,  they 
issue  change  clarification  requests  or 
non-conformance  reports,"  says  Wil- 
hoit. "And  corrections  are  made.  We 

Millwright  leaders  on  the  job  include,  from 
left.  Jim  Clark,  millwright  superintendent 
and  a  member  of  Local  1263.  Atlanta: 
Waylon  Morton,  business  representative. 
Local  144.  Macon:  and  Larry  Calhoun, 
general  foreman  and  also  a  member  of 
Local  144. 

also  do  surveillance  audits  periodically, 
and  our  work  is  audited  by  the  quahty 
assurance  department." 

About  50  inspectors  keep  tabs  on 
quality  at  the  Scherer  construction  site. 

"We  don't  have  a  quality  control 
Continued  on  Page  38 

Sitting  astride  a  steel  beam,  John  Borough,  a  civil  section 
inspector,  torques  a  bolt  to  verify  the  tension. 

Quality  control  in  the  mechanical  section  involves  checking  this 
boiler  drum,  which  Barry  Peters  inspects  in  Unit  4. 





Metropolitan  Toronto's  building  boom  exploded 
last  year  with  a  record  $1 .7  billion  worth  of  building 
permits  issued — a  27%  jump  from  1984. 

The  dramatic  spurt  in  permit  values  means  valua- 
ble added  tax  assessment  for  Metro  that  officials 
say  will  help  control  future  property  tax  hikes. 

Leading  the  way  in  1 985  in  total  value  of  permits 
issued  was  the  City  of  Toronto  with  a  record  $572 
million  worth,  up  13%  from  1984.  The  biggest  per- 
centage increase  was  in  Scarborough,  where  per- 
mits rose  a  whopping  59%  over  1984  to  $483.5 
million.  Close  behind  was  North  York  with  an  all- 
time  high  of  $41 1  million  in  permits,  a  44%  increase 
over  the  year  before. 

Tiny  East  York  witnessed  a  25%  hike  in  permit 
values,  going  from  $23  million  in  1984  to  $29  mil- 
lion last  year,  while  Etobicoke's  permits  slipped  4% 
from  1984  to  $197.5  million  and  York  slipped  7%  to 
$23.1  million. 

"It's  good  news  for  the  tax  base  and  good  news 
for  the  construction  industry,"  said  Toronto  Building 
Commissioner  Michael  Nixon.  "We've  had  six  con- 
secutive years  above  $500  million  so  we're  avoiding 
the  cyclical  bust  and  boom  periods." 

The  Toronto  Construction  Association  is  "very 
pleased"  with  the  latest  trends,  said  executive  di- 
rector Cliff  Bulmer.  "This  year  looks  slightly  better 
than  1 985  and  1 985  was  significantly  better  than 

"I'm  very  excited,"  said  North  York  Mayor  Mel 
Lastman.  "This  helps  keep  taxes  down  and  creates 
thousands  and  thousands  of  jobs." 

"We're  the  home  of  the  billion-dollar  downtown," 
Lastman  crowed,  explaining  there  are  more  than  $1 
billion  worth  of  projects  under  construction  on 
Yonge  St.  between  York  Mills  Rd.  and  Finch  Ave. 

Permits  issued  represent  only  the  value  of  con- 
struction and  not  direct  tax  benefits,  officials  cau- 
tion. But  they  say  there  is  a  link  between  added 
construction  and  increased  tax  assessment,  and  the 
more  money  municipalities  get  from  development, 
the  less  they  have  to  rely  on  property  taxes. 

Nixon  said  there  are  already  $350  million  worth  of 
permit  applications  waiting  to  be  issued  in  Toronto 
for  1986,  including  $140  million  for  the  giant  Scotia 
Plaza  project.  Toronto  last  year  issued  permits  for 
several  big-ticket  items,  including  $38  million  for  the 
new  Metro  police  headquarters  on  College  St.  and 
$50  million  for  projects  at  Harborfront,  he  said. 

East  York's  figures  were  boosted  by  two  new 
housing  projects. 

ONE  OUT  OF  FIVE  IN  '85 

Last  year,  on  average,  one-fifth  of  Canada's  con- 
struction labor  force — or  20  people  out  of  every 
100 —  was  unemployed. 

Year-end  figures  released  by  Statistics  Canada 
recently  show  Canada  had  a  total  construction  labor 
force  of  733,000,  on  average,  in  1985.  On  average, 
1 47,000  of  those  people  were  unable  to  find  work  in 
any  given  month. 

The  industry's  average  jobless  rate  is  also  7% 
higher  than  the  average  1985  construction-unem- 
ployment rate  in  the  United  States. 


For  Canada's  labor  movement,  the  important  bat- 
tles of  1986  may  well  be  fought  in  the  courtroom 
rather  than  at  the  bargaining  table  or  on  the  picket 
line,  according  to  Lome  Slotnick,  writer  for  the  To- 
ronto Globe  and  Mail. 

"With  relatively  few  major  contracts  expiring  this 
year,  attention  will  focus  on  more  than  a  dozen 
labor-related  Charter  of  Rights  and  Freedoms  cases 
before  courts  across  the  country.  For  unions,  the 
cases  represent  a  costly  and  fundamental  challenge 
to  their  power  and  effectiveness,"  states  Slotnick. 

Before  the  year  is  out,  labor  should  have  at  least 
some  indication  of  whether  the  4-year-old  Charter  is 
going  to  mean  a  disaster  or  just  a  false  alarm. 

Labor's  problem  with  the  Charter  is  simple: 
unions  derive  their  strength  from  collective  action, 
from  the  majority  imposing  its  will  on  the  minority; 
the  Charter,  however,  is  the  shining  light  of  individ- 
ual rights,  designed  to  benefit  those  who  feel  they 
have  been  oppressed  by  majorities. 

Moreover,  the  Charter  hands  enormous  power  to 
judges,  who,  with  some  exceptions,  have  tradition- 
ally ruled  against  workers'  organizations. 


Construction  in  Regina,  Sask,  plunged  to  its  low- 
est level  in  more  than  a  decade,  last  year,  with 
year-end  figures  showing  $138  million  worth  of 
building  permits  issued  in  1985. 

The  final  figure  is  down  20%  from  the  $172  mil- 
lion in  permits  issued  in  1 984  and  is  the  lowest  total 
since  1974. 


The  Saskatchewan  Labor  Relations  Board  has 
called  for  "war  on  the  streets"  with  its  decision  that 
employers  are  no  longer  bound  by  expired  con- 
tracts during  negotiations,  a  union  official  told  the 
Toronto  Globe  and  Mail. 

The  board  made  its  ruling  in  January  in  an  unfair 
labor  practice  suit  brought  against  Canada  Safeway 
Ltd.  of  Winnipeg  by  the  Retail  Wholesale  and  De- 
partment Store  Union. 

"What  you're  going  to  see  is  no  contract,  no 
work,"  said  John  Welden,  president  of  the  Prince 
Albert  and  District  Labor  Council.  He  said  labor 
groups  in  Prince  Albert  will  join  unions  across  the 
province  to  "do  everything  in  their  power"  to  see 
the  decision  overturned. 

MARCH,     1986 


Labor  News 

'Buy  American' 
cars  not  popular 
around  White  House 

In  the  exclusive  White  House  parking 
lot,  it's  foreign  imports  three-to-two. 

That's  what  a  Scripps-Howard  News 
Service  reporter  found  in  checking  72 
cars  belonging  to  high-level  White  House 
staffers  entitled  to  use  the  special  parking 

Forty-three  of  the  vehicles  were  for- 
eign-built, most  of  them  from  Japan.  The 
import  ratio  of  close  to  60%  in  the  White 
House  parking  lot  is  nearly  double  the 
foreign  penetration  of  the  U.S.  auto  mar- 

Auto  imports  have  risen  sharply  since 
President  Reagan  abandoned  the  volun- 
tary restraint  agreement  that  set  an  an- 
nual ceiling  on  Japanese  cars  sent  to  the 
United  States.  If  the  parking  lot  survey 
is  a  barometer,  "Buy  American"  isn't  a 
very  popular  slogan  around  the  White 
House  these  days. 

Elderly  care  is 
worker  concern, 
survey  finds 

Caring  for  elderly  relative  or  friends  is 
a  second  full-time  job  for  a  significant 
number  of  workers,  according  to  a  survey 
conducted  by  the  30,000-employee  Trav- 
elers Corporation  in  Connecticut.  Among 
a  sample  of  home  office  employees  sur- 
veyed, 20%  are  providing  some  form  of 
care  for  an  older  person,  while  8%  de- 
voted 35  hours  or  more  a  week  to  the 
task — as  much  or  more  time  than  they 
put  in  at  the  office. 

The  Hartford-based  company,  one  of 
the  world's  largest  diversified  insurance 
and  financial  services  corporation,  con- 
ducted the  survey  last  June  to  determine 
how  many  employees  care  for  elderly 
people,  what  kinds  of  care  they  provide, 
and  how  this  responsibility  affects  their 
private  and  professional  lives.  The  com- 
pany is  now  developing  a  dependent  care 
program  as  an  employee  benefit. 

Female  workers  were  found  to  be  the 
primary  caregivers,  with  69%-  of  women 
respondents  replying  that  they  provided 
care  to  elderly  relatives,  as  compared 
with  29%  of  men.  A  large  number  of 
respondents  were  members  of  the  "sand- 
wich generation" — in  their  30s  and  40s 
and  raising  young  children  as  well  as 
caring  for  older  relatives.  Many  reported 
that  the  demands  of  work  and  the  house- 
hold are  stressful,  and  only  one  in  five 
of  the  respondents  said  they  never  felt 
that  caregiving  interfered  with  other  needs 
and  family  responsibilities. 

Management  pay 
in  construction 
is  averaged 

Average  total  compensation  for  pres- 
idents of  construction  firms  which  re- 
ported more  than  $250  million  in  revenues 
during  1985  was  $196,324,  according  to 
Personnel  Administrative  Services,  Inc., 
of  Ann  Arbor,  Mich. 

Board  chairmen  of  multi-million-dollar 
j  construction  firms  did  even  better,  av- 
eraging $244,276. 

The  highest  average  base  salary  for 
presidents  was  found  in  firms  performing 
industrial  construction,  with  an  average 
base  of  $113,200  before  bonuses  and 

Promises!  promises! 
with  union  contract 
it's  guaranteed 

An  at-will  employee  who  was  fired 
without  severance  pay  or  pension  bene- 
fits after  working  for  the  Arkansas  Book 
Company  for  49  years  failed  to  convince 
the  Arkansas  Supreme  Court  that  the 
company  should  be  held  liable  for  inten- 
tional infliction  of  emotional  distress. 
Employers  that  discharge  at-will  employ- 
ees cannot  be  held  liable  for  emotional 
distress  unless  the  manner  in  which  the 
discharge  is  accomplished  is  "so  extreme 
and  outrageous  as  to  go  beyond  all  pos- 
sible bonds  of  decency  and  be  regarded 
as  atrocious  and  utterly  intolerable  in  a 
civilized  community,"  Justice  Dudley 
said.  "The  discharge  of  a  long-time  em- 
ployee alone  does  not  meet  this  test." 

Wilford  Harris  worked  for  the  book 
company  from  1930  until  1979.  While 
Harris  had  no  written  employment  con- 
tract and  the  company  had  no  pension 
plan,  he  had  been  assured  by  a  former 
owner  of  the  company  that  he  could  work 
until  retirement  and  that  he  would  receive 
some  form  of  pension.  However,  he  sub- 
sequently was  fired  with  no  severance 
pay  or  pension  benefits,  and  the  company 
contested  his  unemployment  compensa- 
tion claim.  The  trial  court  found  Harris 
had  no  claim  against  the  company  for 
intentional  infliction  of  emotional  dis- 
tress— a  "tort  of  outrage." 

Harris  presented  no  evidence  of  an 
employment  contract  with  the  company 
except  for  letters  from  previous  owners 
concluding  with  such  phrases  as  "looking 
forward  to  a  continued  employment  or 
association  for  many  more  years,"  ac- 
cording to  Justice  Dudley.  "A  supposed 
breach  of  vague  assurances  of  long-term 
employment  does  not  constitute  the  tort 
of  outrage,"  the  court  says.  Nor  does 
the  company's  failure  to  live  up  to  the 
previous  owner's  assurances  that  Harris 
would  receive  some  type  of  benefits  un- 
der an  "undefined  pension  plan"  consti- 
tute intentional  infliction  of  emotional 
distress.  The  court  relates  that  the  com- 
pany has  no  pohcies  or  handbooks  es- 
tablishing a  pension  plan. 

Ontario  civil  servant 
gets  pro-choice 
exemption  from  dues 

An  Ontario  civil  servant  who  opposes 
abortion  has  been  granted  an  exemption 
from  paying  a  portion  of  her  union  dues 
becau«e  of  the  pro-choice  stand  taken  by 
her  union. 

The  decision  by  the  Ontario  Public 
Service  Labor  Relations  Tribunal  says 
Rose  Marie  MacLean,  a  devout  Roman 
Catholic  who  works  for  the  Ministry  of 
Community  and  Social  Services,  falls 
under  a  religious  exemption  to  compul- 
sory union  dues. 

The  ruling  said  Mrs.  MacLean,  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Ontario  Public  Service  Em- 
ployees Union,  should  donate  to  charity 
the  portion  of  her  dues  that  the  union 
would  otherwise  spend  furthering  its  po- 
sition on  abortion  rights. 

The  decision  appears  to  be  the  first  in 
Canada  that  says  opposition  to  abortion 
can  be  included  as  part  of  a  religious 
exemption,  and  also  the  first  that  exempts 
a  worker  from  only  part  of  his  or  her 
union  dues.  Most  Canadian  and  U.S. 
unions  have  not  taken,  and  do  not  expect 
to  take,  a  position  on  such  a  social  issue. 

But  the  ruling  is  emphatic  in  declaring 
that  unions  have  the  right  to  take  stands 
on  political  and  social  issues — except  that 
"employees  with  strong  religious  con- 
victions should  not  be  compelled  to  sub- 
sidize ideological  activity  by  the  trade 
union  which  conflicts  with  their  religious 
conviction  or  beliefs." 

Rather  have  the 
title  or  the 
overtime  pay? 

Tired  of  being  considered  a  "peon" 
where  you  work? 

Cheer  up.  It's  possible  for  your  boss 
to  transform  you,  overnight,  into  a 
"professional"  or  even  an  "executive." 

The  U.S.  Labor  Department  says  that 
workers  getting  paid  as  little  as  $155  a 
week — $3.87  an  hour — can  be  classified 
as  "executives,"  while  those  making 
$170  can  be  put  into  the  "professional" 

If  you're  making  $250  or  more  a  week, 
there's  even  more  exciting  news.  If  your 
boss  defines  your  duties  the  right  way, 
you  could  become  a  "high-paid  execu- 

There's  only  one  catch.  If  you  move 
into  one  of  those  classifications,  you'll 
lose  your  overtime  pay. 

The  Reagan  Administration  is  taking  a 
look  at  the  regulations,  but  hasn't  said 
whether  it  wants  to  change  the  salary  or 
duty  tests. 

President  Carter  tried  in  1981,  but 
employers  objected,  saying  the  new  sal- 
ary tests  were  too  high. 

After  all,  who  knows  "professionals" 
and  "executives"  better  than  the  boss? 



America's  Second  Major  Deficit: 

$150  Billion  in  Second  Mortgage  (Equity)  Loans 


Some  Americans  are  in  hock  up  to 
their  eyeballs  today,  thanks  to  bank 
deregulation,  the  easing  of  usury  laws, 
and  so-called  home  equity  loans. 

In  some  states  fly-by-night  lending 
institutions  are  enticing  home  owners 
to  go  into  ever  deeper  debt  through 
home  equity  loans  with  interest  rates 
which  range  as  high  as  25%  and  balloon 
payments  that  bring  about  eventual 

Many  hapless  home  owners,  far  be- 
hind in  credit-card  payments,  car  pay- 
ments, and  the  like,  never  stop  to  realize 
that  a  home  equity  loan  is  simply  a 
fancy  name  for  a  second  mortgage,  and, 
if  a  second  mortgage  is  not  paid  on 
time,  the  second  mortgage  holder  might 
come  and  take  the  house  away. 

According  to  a  recent  article  in  the 
Wall  Street  Journal  there  is  a  fellow  in 
Virginia  who  calls  himself  "The  Mort- 
gage Doctor."  For  a  $1,500  fee  he 
recently  directed  a  homeowner  to  a 
lender  who  charged  $6,581  in  up-front 
fees  on  a  $17,959  equity  loan!  The 
lender  knew  or  should  have  known  that 
such  a  loan  couldn't  be  repaid.  The 
borrower  pleaded  in  a  Virginia  state 
court  for  redress,  but  it  was  too  late. 
The  deed  was  done. 

The  newspaper  article  tells  of  Angelo 
Lovaglio  of  Brooklyn,  N.Y.,  who  ad- 
vertises mortgage  loans  but  isn't  a  mort- 
gage banker.  His  company  isn't  a  li- 
censed lender  nor  is  it  listed  in  the 
telephone  book.  Mr.  Angelo,  as  he  calls 
himself,  is  a  loan  arranger.  His  ads 
promise  "no  income  or  credit  check." 
Just  sign  on  the  dotted  hne. 

Borrowers  accustomed  to  dealing  with 
more  traditional  mortgage  bankers  will 
find  reputable  lending  institutions  trying 
to  compete  with  "credit  arrangers" 
who  play  by  different  rules — whatever 
the  money  market  will  bear. 

Several  years  ago  the  federal  govern- 
ment moved  to  ease  banking  regulations 
as  a  method  of  curbing  inflation  and 
stimulating  the  economy.  All  it  suc- 
ceeded in  doing  was  create  a  short- 
term,  get-rich-quick  banking  system  of 
short-term,  high  interest  loans,  money 
market  certificates,  premium  offers  for 
new  accounts,  and  equity-credit  mort- 

Second  mortgages  were  once  largely 
used  by  consumers  only  in  extreme 
emergencies,  usually  to  pay  off  other 
debts.  But  as  home  owners'  equity 
increased  because  of  rising  property 
values,  many  large  financial  institutions 

The  relaxing  of  state  usury  laws 
opens  up  a  whole  new  field  for  fraud 
and  unscrupulous  money  changers. 

could  no  longer  ignore  this  largely  un- 
tapped market  and  began  promoting 
equity  loans  for  many  different  pur- 

Some  mortgage  lenders  are  finding  it 
profitable  to  lend  to  high-risk  customers 
because  of  the  raising  or  the  outright 
abolishment  of  many  state  usury  ceil- 
ings. If  the  State  of  Delaware,  for  ex- 

Bankers'  Wish  List 

The  U.S.  House  of  Representatives 
recently  passed  House  Resolution 
2443,  a  bill  to  give  bank  customers 
more  timely  access  to  their  deposits. 
Instead  of  liaving  to  wait  for  days  for 
a  check  to  clear,  banks  have  now 
been  given  an  ultimatum  on  how  long 
they  can  hold  back  a  check  before  it 
is  cleared  with  the  bank  of  origin. 

In  recent  years  some  banks  have 
been  able  to  reap  additional  profits 
by  using  these  delayed  funds  for  their 
own  investments. 

"The  banks,  Unabashed  by  their 
billions  of  dollars  of  profits  from  the 
delayed  funds,  are  now  demanding  a 
variety  of  new  powers  as  a  quid  pro 
quo  for  giving  consumers  the  right  to 
their  funds  as  provided  by  H.R.  2443," 
according  to  Congressman  Femand 
St.  Germain  of  Rhode  Island. 

"No  sooner  had  the  house  acted 
than  rumors  began  circulating  around 
the  lobbyists'  watering  holes  that  the 
banks,  who  have  lived  high  off  the 
delayed  funds  game,  planned  to  exact 
a  new  price  from  the  consumer.  .  . 

"Sure,  we'll  let  our  customers  have 
their  money,  if  the  Senate  lets  us 
dabble  in  retail  businesses,  the  se- 
curities market,  insurance,  and  what- 
ever high-risk  investment  happens  to 
come  along — of  course,  all  the  while 
with  fewer  regulators  looking  over 
our  shoulders." 

The  Congressman  comments  that 
it  will  be  interesting  to  see  whether 
the  Senate  will  protect  consumers' 
basic  rights  without  having  to  pay  a 
further  price. 

"The  merits  of  the  various  items 
on  the  banks'  legislative  wish  list 
should  be  decided  on  their  own  and 
not  piled  on  the  blistered  shoulders 
of  the  already  overburdened  Ameri- 
can consumer." 

ample,  raises  its  allowable  interest  ceil- 
ing on  loans,  the  banks  incorporated  in 
that  state  quickly  develop  a  lucrative 
credit-card  business,  stretching  across 
state  lines.  Then  a  next-door  state  like 
Maryland  is  faced  with  lobbyists  from 
its  own  lending  institutions  trying  to 
raise  the  interest  ceiling  in  its  state 
assembly,  and  on  and  on  and  higher 
and  higher  it  goes. 

Second-mortgage  indebtedness  has 
more  than  doubled  since  1982  to  a 
record  high  of  $150  billion.  This  is  partly 
due  to  rising  property  values  and  the 
growing  number  of  companies  that  make 
such  loans.  In  New  York,  for  example, 
the  number  of  state-licensed  mortgage 
bankers,  many  of  whom  only  make 
equity  loans,  jumped  to  136  in  1985 
from  54  just  two  years  ago.  The  total 
is  undoubtedly  much  higher,  however, 
because  equity  lenders  who  make  fewer 
than  20  loans  a  year  need'nt  be  licensed 
in  the  State  of  New  York. 

"If  you  don't  want  to  be  licensed  in 
New  York,  you  can  do  19  (loans),  then 
form  another  corporation  and  start 
again,"  says  Howard  A.  Baumgarten, 
a  New  York  state  banking  official.  Adds 
another  state  banking  official,  "It  has 
been  done." 

Spotty  state  regulation  is  cited  by 
some  consumer  groups  as  the  reason 
homeowners  often  borrow  more  than 
they  can  afford  to  repay.  The  National 
Consumer  Law  Center  in  Boston,  Mass., 
reports  that  equity  lenders  are  respon- 
sible for  "a  startling  growth  of  home- 
foreclosure  problems."  Says  Irv  Ack- 
elsberg,  a  lawyer  with  Community  Le- 
gal Services  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  "That 
home  is  often  the  only  thing  that  sep- 
arates the  borrowers  from  the  bottom. 
To  prey  on  them  is  despicable." 

Indeed,  state  regulators  are  finding 
mounting  casualties  of  more  liberal 
lending  practices.  In  South  Carolina, 
one  equity  lender  foreclosed  on  130 
houses  in  a  recent  2'/2-year  period.  In 
New  York,  borrowers  lodged  more  than 
250  complaints  last  year  against  mort- 
gage bankers,  compared  with  133  com- 
plaints the  previous  year.  Not  all  of 

Continued  on  Page  15 

MARCH,     1986 


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it — it  has  become  commonplace  in  our 
lives.  It  can  be  so  effectively  treated 
for  many  of  its  sufferers — a  daily  shot 
is  all  that's  necessary — that  its  devas- 
tation is  largely  unseen.  And  it  has  been 
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A  Deadly  Disease 

Believed  Curable 

It's  diabetes,  the  "sugar"  disease. 
And  it  is  a  lot  more  serious,  and  a  lot 
more  deadly  than  most  people  realize. 

Consider  these  grim  statistics:  1,600 
people  are  diagnosed  with  diabetes  ev- 
ery day.  It  kills  822  people  every  day. 
It  blinds  96  people  every  day.  It  leads 
to  leg  and/or  foot  amputations  for  1 10 
people  every  day.  And  its  various  other 
complications  hospitalize  more  than 
5,500  people  eveiy  day. 

In  the  face  of  these  statistics,  it's 
amazing  that  so  many  people  think  that 
diabetes  is  nothing  more  than  a  minor 
inconvenience  easily  treated  with  a  daily 
shot  of  insulin.  Not  true. 

For  many  diabetics,  their  condition 
is  treatable  with  a  daily  shot  of  insulin. 
But  this  is  a  treatment  that  merely 
forestalls  the  inevitable  onset  of  the 
many  complications  which  arise  from 
diabetes,  including  death.  Insulin  is  not 
a  cure,  and  doctors  involved  in  diabetes 
research  bemoan  the  fact  that  the  public 
thinks  it  is. 

The  discovery  of  insulin  in  1922  al- 
lowed doctors  to  combat  the  principal 
cause  of  diabetes:  the  body's  failure  to 
produce  insulin  on  its  own.  Insulin  is  a 
hormone  needed  to  convert  sugar, 
starches  and  other  food  into  the  energy 
needed  for  daily  life. 

Tremendous  strides  toward  a  cure 
have  been  made  at  the  Diabetes  Re- 
search Institute.  Only  the  construction 
of  a  new  facility  in  which  to  continue 
the  research  is  delaying  what  doctors 
believe  is  the  imminent  discovery  of  a 

Leaders  of  the  American  labor  move- 
ment have  been  so  impressed  with  the 
Institute's  recent  progress,  which  in- 
cluded a  new  transplant  treatment  cur- 
ing diabetes  in  dogs,  that  last  year  they 
committed  to  raising  the  funds  neces- 
sary to  build  the  new  facility.  They 
have  organized  the  "Blueprint  for  Cure" 
campaign  co-chaired  by  UBC  General 
President  Patrick  J.  Campbell,  to  in- 
volve all  of  organized  labor  in  the 
fundraising  effort. 

Among  the  recent  contributors  to 
Blueprint  for  Cure  are  the  following 
individuals  and  organizations: 

Victor  Bait 
Harry  Blue 
Terrance  Blue 
Frank  Catalanotto 

John  L.  Diver 

Robert  C.  Ericsson 

James  Fallon 

Richard  Gustafson 

Hugh  F.  Hamilton 

John  Hanela 

Thomas  D.  Hohman 

Leslie  Hulcoop 

William  &  Marie  Julius 

Joseph  Kaczmarski 

Lloyd  Kotaska 

Mr  &  Mrs  Francis  M.  Lamph 

Kirk  LiaBraaten 

Ferdinand  Math 

Gerry  Mitchel 

Norman  Neilan 

Wayne  Pierce 

George  M.  Walish 

James  Wejcman 

James  F.  Whalen 

Sam  Zamiello 

George  Zastrow 

Local  24 
Local  839  raffle 
Local  964 
Local  1006 
Local  1050 
Local  1100 
Local  1539 
Local  1772 

Capital  District  Council 

A.  J.  Christian 
Martin  Ciezadlo 
William  E.  McCauley 
Patrick  Melillo,  Sr. 
Ernest  J.  Piombino 
William  Sidell 

In  memory  of  Louise  Ruto 
In  memory  of  Charles  Trifiletti 

Local  142 
Local  272 
Local  370 
Local  1856 
Local  1911 
Local  2298 

Washington  D.  C.  District  Council 

Ladies  Auxiliary  No.  3 
Ladies  Auxiliary  No.  554 

Check  donations  to  the  "Blueprint  for  Cure" 
campaign  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  Con- 
stitution Ave.,  N.W.,  Washington,  D.C.  20001. 



HR  281,  Double  Breasting  Bill, 

Requires  Your  Immediate  Attention 

House  Resolution  281,  now  before 
the  U.S.  Congress,  is  the  so-called 
"double  breasting  bill."  If  passed  by 
both  houses  of  Congress  and  signed  by 
the  President,  this  bill  would  make  it 
harder  for  construction  companies  with 
union  contracts  to  set  up  non-union 
companies  on  the  side  as  a  way  to 
obtain  low-bid  jobs  and  undermine  union 
contract  standards  and  work  practices. 

The  bill  passed  the  House  Education 
and  Labor  Committee  last  summer.  As 
we  go  to  press,  it  still  awaits  floor 
action.  Congressmen  must  be  made 
aware  of  how  important  this  bill  is  to 
Building  Tradesmen  and  particularly, 
in  our  case,  to  Carpenters,  Millwrights, 
and  the  other  construction  craftsmen 
and  women  in  our  ranks. 

The  bill  provides  that  separate  firms 
performing  similar  construction  work 
will  be  considered  a  single  employer  if 
there  is  common  management  or  own- 
ership of  the  firms. 

The  Associated  General  Contractors 
and  other  management  organizations 
have  mounted  an  attack  on  H.R.  281, 
claiming  that  it  attacks  worker  and 
employer  freedoms.  What  it  would  ac- 
tually do  is  eliminate  the  subterfuge 
under  which  contractors  with  labor- 
management  agreements  are  able  to 
deny  job  rights  and  union  wages  and 
working  conditions  through  dummy 

It  is  vitally  important  to  union  mem- 
bers protecting  their  hard-won  con- 
tracts that  H.R.  281  is  passed  by  the 
House  and  eventually  enacted  into  law. 
CLIC  urges  UBC  members  to  write  the 
congressmen  as  soon  as  possible,  ask- 
ing that  they  support  H.R.  281  and 
eliminate  double  breasting  from  the 
construction  industry. 

Write:  Congressman  , 

U.S.  House  of  Representatives,  Wash- 
ington, D.C.  20515. 

CLIC,  the  Carpenters  Legislative  Im- 
provement Committee,  is  the  voice  of 
UBC  members  in  Washington,  D.C.  It 
is  supported  by  voluntary  contributions 
from  concerned  members.  And  if  ever 
there  was  a  year  for  membership  con- 
cern, 1986  is  the  year.  After  four  years 
under  an  anti-union  Administration,  1986 
is  the  year  to  affect  a  change  as  all  435 
House  seats  and  one  third  of  the  Senate 
seats  will  be  up  for  election. 

CLIC  contributions  go  to  men  and 
women  of  both  parties  to  best  serve 
UCB  members'  needs.  CLIC  was  busy 
in  1985  monitoring  legislation  in  Con- 
gress. Much  of  this  legislation  is  still 
pending,  such  as  H.R.  281,  the  "Dou- 
ble-Breasting Bill";  H.R.  1616,  the 
"Plant  Closings  Bill";  H.R.  268  con- 
cerning taxation  of  certain  employer- 
paid  benefits;  H.R.  472,  the  Davis- 
Bacon  Reform  Act;  and  H.R.  2178  con- 
cerning employee  exposure  to  end  re- 
lease of  hazcirdous  substances. 

The  1986  campaign  for  CLIC  mem- 
bership contributors  was  kicked  off  in 
January,  and  the  general  officers  all 
urge  member  support  through  dona- 
tions and  direct  contact  with  members 
of  Congress  and  the  Senate  to  engender 
support  of  UBC  positions. 

L-P  Waferboard  Expansion 
Forced  Into  Canada 

L-P's  major  expansion  of  waferboard  mills 
in  the  U.S.  was  sidetracked  when  the  com- 
pany last  month  announced  it  would  be 
building  a  waferboard  plant  in  Dawson  Creek, 
British  Columbia.  L-P,  no  stranger  to  envi- 
ronmental problems,  stated  that  the  aggres- 
sive enforcement  of  environmental  regula- 
tions by  the  Western  states  prompted  its 
move  hundreds  of  miles  north  of  the  Cana- 
dian border. 

UBC  members  and  affiliates  have  actively 
participted  in  environmental  review  proc- 
esses in  states  throughout  the  country  when 
air  and  water  emission  permits  are  being 
considered  at  new  L-P  plants.  An  initial 
permit  denial  and  subsequent  revocations  of 
operating  permits  have  resulted  at  L-P's  two 
waferboard  plants  in  Colorado  and  a  current 
lawsuit  by  Local  3074,  Chester,  Calif.,  has 
blocked  construction  at  L-P's  planned  waf- 
erboard mill  in  Sierra  County,  Calif  The 
construction  delay  at  the  Sierra  County  mill, 
which  was  to  supply  the  San  Francisco  area 
market,  in  large  measure  prompted  to  the 
move  to  Dawson  Creek,  which  will  now 
service  the  San  Francisco  market  from  thou- 
sands of  miles  away. 

A  payroll  checkoff  system  for  CLIC  has 
been  instituted  among  the  seven  local 
unions  of  the  Baltimore,  Md.,  and  Vicinity 
District  Council.  The  1985  contributions  to 
CLIC  under  this  system  totaled  $10,000, 
and  William  Halbert,  secretary  and  busi- 
ness manager  of  the  council,  right,  re- 
cently presented  the  checks  to  General 
Treasurer  and  CLIC  Director  Wayne 

Home  Equity  Loans 

Continued  from  Page  13 

these  complaints  involve  home-equity 
lenders,  but  many  do.  The  growing 
volume  of  complaints  is  even  more 
significant  because  complaints  tradi- 
tionally tend  to  drop  as  interest  rates 
fall,  say  New  York  banking  officials. 

Partly  as  a  result  of  these  complaints. 
New  York  Gov.  Mario  Cuomo  recently 
formed  a  task  force  to  study  mortgage 
banking  in  his  state.  "People  who  are 
hocking  their  equity  in  their  house  may 
not  be  aware  that  their  payment  may 
be  more  than  they  can  handle,"  says 
Stanley  Greenstein,  a  mortgage  con- 
sultant and  task-force  member.  "We 
have  lenders  who  are  willing  to  lend 
money  without  any  credit  check  or 
verification  of  income.  That's  relatively 

Classified  ads  in  many  metropolitan 
newspapers  underline  this  point.  "Credit 
problems,  foreclosures,  judgments  & 
repos.  no  problem,"  states  one  recent 
ad  in  a  New  Jersey  newspaper.  Another 
says,  "Loan  based  SOLELY  on  the 
equity  in  your  home  regardless  of  credit 
or  income."  Mr.  Okun,  the  New  Jersey 
mortgage  banker,  defends  such  adver- 
tising. "This  is  America,"  he  says.  "It's 
not  for  bureaucrats  to  decide  whether 
somebody  can  borrow  money  or  not." 
fie  declines  to  comment  on  specific 
loans  but  says,  "I  have  a  lot  who  make 
it  (repay  the  loans)  and  a  few  who 

Home-equity  lenders  not  only  seek 
customers  through  classified  ads  but 
also  rely  heavily  on  brokers  to  steer 
them  business.  These  brokers,  who  often 
portray  themselves  as  lenders  in  ad- 
vertisements, tell  homeowners  that  they 
will  find  them  the  best  loan  deal.  But  it 
doein't  always  work  out  that  way. 

MARCH,     1986 


1985  Financial  Figures 
Indicate  Dismal  Year 
For  Louisiana  Pacific 

End  of  the  year  financial  figures  for  1985 
issued  by  L-P  revealed  that  despite  major 
increases  in  the  company's  wood  products 
production  capacity,  sales  for  the  year  were 
stagnant.  The  figures  showed  weak  profit 
performance,  with  the  income  generated 
from  operations  lower  than  in  the  two  pre- 
vious years.  The  yearly  earnings  per  share 
total  of  $.72  contrasts  to  $1.19  earnings  per 
share  figures  in  1984.  The  $.72  per  share 
also  contrasts  dramatically  with  the  pro- 
jected earnings  estimates  from  L-F  stock 
analyst's  such  as  Merrill  Lynch  whose  es- 
timates for  the  1985  earnings  began  as  high 
as  $5.00  per  share. 

The  1985  financial  results  for  the  struck 
company  reflect  a  continuation  of  depressed 
economic  performance  which  has  afflicted 

Special  Strike  Support 




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Local  1622,  Hayward,  Calif.,  member 
Ernie  Bull,  pictured  above,  left,  with  UBC 
Representative  Lloyd  Larsen,  has  provided 
weekly  support  to  the  L-P  strikers  by 
transporting  food  donations  to  the  L-P 
strikers  and  their  families.  The  effort  of 
Brotherhood  members  such  as  Ernie  Bult 
have  enabled  the  L-P  strikers  to  continue 
their  fight. 

L-P  since  the  strike  began  in  1983.  Neither 
the  company's  earnings  performance  nor  the 
value  of  the  company's  stock  have  achieved 
pre-strike  levels.  The  UBC's  national  labor- 
consumer  boycott  and  corporate  campaign 
have  been  instrumental  in  producing  the 
earnings  slide  at  L-P. 

L-P  Boycott  at 
NAHB  Convention 

As  a  part  of  the  on-going  attack  on  L-P, 
UBC  members  handbilled  the  national  con- 
vention of  the  National  Homebuilders  of 
America  held  in  Dallas.  Tex.,  January  17- 
19,  to  inform  the  homebuilders  of  the  UBC's 
intensifying  boycott  actions  against  residen- 
tial builders  using  L-P  products.  The  three 
day  event,  which  is  the  largest  gathering  of 
U.S.  homebuilders,  drew  nearly  60,000  peo- 
ple to  the  convention  and  exhibit  center  in 

The  handbilling,  coordinated  by  Al  Springs, 
director  of  the  UBC  Southwest  Organizing 
Office,  and  UBC  Representative  William 
(Bud)  Sharp,  informed  the  convention  par- 
ticipants of  the  UBC's  planned  nonpicketing 
boycott  activities  against  homebuilders  uti- 
lizing LP  wood  products.  LP  was  a  major 
exhibitor  at  the  convention,  showcasing  its 
waferboard  product  to  the  gathered  home- 
builders. Director  Springs  reported  that  the 
boycott  handbilling  effectively  alerted  the 
participants  to  the  continuing  labor  problems 
at  LP. 

As  reported  earlier  in  the  Carpenter,  sur- 
veys of  local  residential  construction  sites 
in  your  area  should  be  conducted  to  deter- 
mine if  L-P  products  are  being  used.  Appro- 
priate correspondence  and  boycott  handbills 
have  been  developed  for  homebuilders  found 
to  be  using  L-P  products.  A  major  portion 
of  L-P's  wood  product  production,  partic- 
ularly its  waferboard  product,  is  consumed 
in  the  residential  homebuilding  market. 

Gives  $5,200 
to  Strikers 

William  Arena.  Local 
210  president.  West- 
ern Connecticut,  pre- 
sents U.B.C.  LP 
Regional  Boycott 
Coordintor  Stephen 
Flynn  a  $5,200.00 
check  in  support  of 
the  L-P  Strike  Fund. 



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The  handbill  on  the  UBC's  boycott  distrib- 
uted at  the  NAHB  convention. 

John  M.  Overman.  Te.\as  Council  of 
Industrial  Workers  representative,  catches 
an  attendant  going  into  the  convention. 

A.  Z.  Wright,  retired  member  of  Dallas 
Local  2848  distributes  LP  boycott  hand- 
bills at  the  NAHB  convention. 

Al  Spring.  Southwest  Organizing  Office 
director,  and  Bud  Sharpe.  task  force  or- 
ganizer, outside  the  Dallas  convention 



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Meticulously  labelled  working  plans  for 
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beds  and  headboards  are  covered  in  this 
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IVIeans  Illustrated 
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Industrial  unions  urge 
trade  law  actions  on 
labor  standards  violators 

The  AFL-CIO  Industrial  Union  De- 
partment has  called  for  vigorous  en- 
forcement of  provisions  of  U.S.  trade 
laws  that  require  compliance  with  in- 
ternationally recognized  labor  stand- 
ards by  nations  receiving  preferential 
treatment  in  trade  with  the  United  States. 

Recently  enacted  laws  that  require 
observance  of  international  standards 
include  legislation  setting  up  the  Car- 
ibbean Basin  Initiative  and  measures 
that  reauthorized  the  General  System 
of  Preferences  and  the  Overseas  Private 
Investment  Corp. 

A  resolution  adopted  by  the  lUD 
executive  council  said  enforcement  of 
these  provisions  could  bring  about  a 
significant  improvement  in  workers' 
rights  in  nations  that  sell  their  products 
in  the  United  States. 

To  carry  out  the  legislation,  the  lUD 
said,  the  United  States  should  insist 

that  its  trading  partners  observe  Inter- 
national Labor  Organization  conven- 
tions guaranteeing  the  right  of  workers 
to  organize  and  bargain  collectively, 
and  requiring  effective  occupational 
health  and  safety  standards. 

Imports  produced  under  "working 
standards  and  conditions  which  violate 
internationally  accepted  levels"  have 
contributed  to  job  losses  in  the  United 
States,  the  lUD  noted.  "Using  the  power 
of  our  marketplace  to  oblige  these  coun- 
tries to  meet  international  standards  will 
benefit  not  only  their  workers  but  our 
own  as  well,"  the  resolution  asserted. 

Following  each  day's  morning  ses- 
sions, conference  delegates  went  to 
Capitol  Hill  to  meet  with  their  senators 
and  representatives  to  urge  action  in 
both  the  trade  and  occupational  health 
and  safety  areas. 

85%  in  '85  Cap, 
Jacket  Winners 

"Get  on  Board  the 
UBC  Express" 

Reports  on  the  success  of  the  UBC's  "85% 
in  '85'"  organizing  program  in  the  South  and 
Southeastern  States  were  still  coming  in 
during  the  opening  weeks  of  1986. 

In  this  special  organizing  effort  among 
local  unions  of  District  4  and  the  UBC 
Southern  Industrial  Council  attempts  were 
made  to  enlist  at  least  85%  of  the  work  force 
in  each  industrial  plant  under  contract  with 
the  UBC.  Members  who  signed  up  five  or 
more  members  during  the  drive  received  red 
windbreakers  with  the  UBC  organizing  em- 
blem and  UBC  caps. 

Early  in  the  campaign,  Local  2316,  Boy- 
kins,  Va.,  signed  up  50  new  members;  Local 
2392,  McKenney,  Va.,  signed  up  20;  and 
Local  3011,  Wilson,  N.C.,  added  an  addi- 
tional 20. 

The  campaign  is  continuing  in  1986  with 
the  slogan,  "Get  on  Board  the  UBC  Ex- 
press." Members  can  get  more  information 
about  the  program  from  their  local  officers. 


hard  work 

Take  the  Vaughan  Rig  Builder's  Hatchet,  for  example. 

A  useful  tool  for  rough  construction 
and  framing,  this  hatchet  has  an 
extra-large,  crowned  milled  face 
and  a  blade  with  a  3y2"  cut.  Its  28  oz. 
head  and  17y2"  handle  put  power 
into  every  blow.  Full  polished  head 

and  select  hickory  handle  make  it 
look  as  good  as  it  feels  to  use. 

We  make  more  than  a  hundred 
different  kinds  and  styles  of  strik- 
ing tools,  each  crafted  to  make 
hard  work  easier 

^,  Make  safety  a  habit. 
)  Always  wear  safety 
goggles  when  using 
striking  tools. 

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Barbara  Morgan,  Brenda  Biltabee.  and 
Mertie  Griffin,  shown  above,  were  jacket- 
and-cap  winners  in  Local  2392,  Mc- 
Kenney, Va.  A  fourth  employee  of  Keller 
Aluminum  Furniture  who  won  a  jacket  and 
cap  was  Dorothy  Rainey. 

Local  3011  employees  of  Hackney  Bros. 
Body  Co.,  Johnny  Jackson  and  Marvin 
Joyner  with  UBC  jackets  and  caps.  Addie 
Eatman  and  Dennis  Weaver  also  won 
jackets  and  caps. 



steward  Training 


Representative  David  Allen  recently  conducted  training  ses- 
sions for  stewards  of  Millwright  Local  2411. 

Pictured,  front  row,  from  left,  are  Bobby  O.  Moore,  A.  H. 
Strickland,  Larry  Manges,  Norman  Miller,  Christopher  Doyle, 
and  D.  E.  Nettles. 

Middle  row,  from  left,  are  Hubert  Nettles,  Danney  Barren- 
tine,  Martin  Roberts,  David  Allen,  Chesley  Manus,  Lewis 
Jones,  and  Paul  Thomas. 

Back  row,  from  left,  are  Paul  French,  Wayne  Alford,  Jimmy 
Kinlaw,  E.  R.  Mayberry,  Ken  Lockwood,  and  Paul  Thomas. 



Nine  members  of  Local  1305  recently  took  the  UBC's  "Build- 
ing Union"  construction  stewards'  training  course,  which  was 
conducted  by  Task  Force  Representative  Stephen  Flynn.  Flynn 
was  assisted  by  Business  Representative  Bernard  Skelly. 

The  group  included,  front  row  from  left,  Manny  Silva,  Ken 
Corriea,  Nanci  Lown,  Bob  Lopes,  and  Dana  Welch.  Back  row 
from  left,  Wally  Ainsworth,  Business  Representative  Skelly, 
Norm  Landreville,  and  Ron  Rheaune. 

Certificates  have  been  issued  to  19  members  of  Local  475 
showing  completion  of  the  "Building  Union"  construction  stew- 
ards' training  program.  Task  Force  Representative  Stephen 
Flynn  conducted  the  classes. 

Participants  shown  in  Picture  No.  1:  Seated,  from  left,  are 
James  Bucchino,  Dennis  Lanzetta,  Acey  Knowles,  and  Stanley 
MacPhearson.  Standing,  from  left,  are  Martin  Ploof,  business 
representative,  an  instructor;  Mark  Reil;  Jon  McDonough;  Chris 
larussi;  Thomas  Rowley;  and  Leo  Ouellette.  In  Picture  No.  2, 
seated,  from  left,  are  Richard  Lee,  Buddy  Santosuosso,  Fred 
Neiderberger,  and  George  Wright.  Standing,  from  left,  are  Wal- 
ter Jodrey,  Chauncey  Cann,  Clarence  Smith,  Albert  Gonneville, 
Anthony  Camuti,  John  Smith,  and  Representative  Stephen 


Nine  members  of  Local  2147  recently  com- 
pleted the  UBC  steward  training  program. 
Three  members  are  shown — Nellie  Hicks, 
Lillian  Brown,  and  Rubye  Blackman.  Oth- 
ers who  participated  included  Reola  Mar- 
shall, Mytell  Alexander,  Geneva  Phelps, 
Elisabeth  Cosby,  Carolyn  Ellis,  and  Rosie 


Stewards  and  members  of  Plywood  Work- 
ers Local  3181  recently  completed  a  stew- 
ard training  program.  Seven  members  took 
the  course.  Shown  in  the  picture  are  Mar- 
vin Knowles,  Mack  Young,  Eddie  Mayo, 
Robert  Richardson,  and  Leroy  Gill.  Not 
shown  are  Paul  Coburn  and  Shelton 


Among  the  recent  graduates  of  the  UBC 
steward  training  program  are  the  five 
members  of  Local  3078  shown  in  the  ac- 
companying picture — Clayton  Patman, 
Phillip  Maviro,  Frankie  Snodgrass,  Ezell 
Echols,  and  Dale  Allen. 

MARCH,     1986 


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Missouri  IVIembers  Donate  Labor  for  Boys  Town  Barn  and  Stalls 

Seventeen  members  of  Local  2298,  Rolla, 
Mo.,  put  in  200  hours  of  volunteer  labor  to 
build  27  horse  stalls  and  a  new  bam  for  Boys 
Town  of  Missouri.  The  stalls  are  needed  to 
shelter  the  horses  that  pull  the  Boys  Town 
Wagon  Train  each  spring.  The  work  was 
done  in  three  weekends. 

Vince  Scidone,  business  representative 
for  the  Rolla  area,  coordinated  the  effort, 
but  the  praise  goes  to  the  17  carpenters  who 
did  the  work.  All  members  of  Local  2298, 
they  were  Paul  Borders,  Jack  Butler  Jr., 
Jack  Butler  Sr.,  Jeff  Butler.  Jim  Butler,  Don 
Davidson,  Vick  Giannobile,  Richard  Golla- 
han,  Noel  Hill,  Vince  Lombardo,  Wayne 
Richmond,  David  Rinck,  Vince  Scidone,  Bill  The  carpenters  from  Local  2298  that  volunteered  their  time  for  Boys  Town  included,  from 
Setzer,  Paul  Shelton,  Luther  Sooter,  and  left,  Jeff  Butler.  Vick  Giannobile.  Vince  Lombardo,  Jack  Butler  Jr..  Steve  Whilson.  Jim 
Steve  Whitson.  Butler.  Vince  Scidone,  and  Jack  Butler  Sr. 

Nova  Scotians  Celebrate  100  Years  in  the  United  Brotherhood 

A  group  of  over  700  Brotherhood  members 
and  their  guests  recently  gathered  in  Halifax . 
N.S.,  to  commemorate  the  100th  anniversary 
of  the  founding  of  Local  83.  Highlights  of 
the  convention  included  a  keynote  address 
by  Ninth  District  General  Executive  Board 
Member  John  Carruthers  and  the  presenta- 
tion of  The  Craft  Transformed,  a  book  on 
the  history  of  carpentry  and  the  union  in  the 
region.  The  book  was  undertaken  as  a  cen- 
tennial project. 

Nova  Scotian  carpenters  have  seen  a  great 
deal  of  growth  and  change  in  these  last  100 
years.  The  theme  of  the  anniversary  con- 
vention was  "Partners  in  Nova  Scotia's 
Growth  for  100  Years."  And  members  are 
already  planning  to  be  an  important  part  of 
the  next  century.  Local  83  has  become 
involved  with  education  and  apprentice  pro- 
grams offered  by  the  government  that  will 
ensure  that  their  members  are  among  the 
most  well-trained  carpenters  in  the  future. 


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Local  83  President  Paul  Wile  presents  The  Craft  Transformed  to  the  convention  dele- 
gates pictured  above  left.  Pictured  at  right  are  some  of  the  over  700  who  were  present  at 
the  100th  anniversary  celebration  for  Local  83,  Halifax,  N.S. 

Aid  For  Eyesight 

Carpenters  Local  510  Berthoud,  Colo., 
presented  a  $1 ,000  check  to  the  Aimee  Af- 
dahl  Fund  at  a  recent  Lions  Club  Pancake 

Aimee,  an  18-month-old  Loveland, 
Colo.,  girl,  is  a  victim  of  retrolentalfibro- 
plasia,  a  disease  that  took  her  sight 
shortly  after  birth.  In  an  effort  to  regain 
vision,  Aimee  has  undergone  a  number  of 
operations  in  Boston,  Mass.  More  of  these 
trips  wilt  be  necessary,  and  the  traveling 
costs  are  draining  family  finances. 

Gary  Knapp.  representing  Carpenters 
Local  510,  presented  the  check  to  Aimee's 
grandfather,  John  Keefauver.  The  money 
came  from  the  UBC's  Helping  Hands 

Fund,  and  is  specifically  meant  to  assist  in 
correcting  Aimee's  blindness. 

The  check  presentation  occurred  during 
a  pancake  breakfast  the  Berthoud  Lions 
Club  sponsored  on  Aimee's  behalf.  All 
proceeds  from  the  breakfast  were  turned 
over  to  Aimee's  family. 

Local  1780  Fills  in 
for  Santa  Claus 

Members  of  Local  1780,  Las  Vegas,  Nev., 
took  a  little  time  this  past  Christmas  to  share 
some  holiday  spirit  with  the  senior  citizen 
residents  of  Nye  General  Hospital  in  Ton- 
opah.  LaMar  Lister  and  other  Local  1780 
members  purchased  $500  worth  of  gifts  which 
were  then  distributed  on  December  23 — just 
in  time  for  the  holiday.  After  the  carpenters 
had  played  Santa  Claus  and  presented  all 
the  gifts,  a  group  of  carolers  from  a  local 
church  arrived  to  entertain  the  residents  for 
the  evening. 


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



Sydney  Local  1588  Enjoys  Holiday  and  Construction  Activities 

Local  1588,  Cape  Breton  Island,  Sydney, 
N .  S . ,  held  a  dinner  dance  during  the  holidays 
with  Jim  Tobin,  a  task  force  representative, 
bringing  greetings  from  the  general  office. 
The  dinner  was  an  opportunity  for  members 
and  their  spouses  to  relax  and  enjoy  social- 
izing, eating,  and  dancing,  and  from  all 
reports,  enjoy  they  did! 

Another  project  in  the  works  for  Local 
1588  is  the  construction  of  St.  Ann's  Church, 
Glace  Bay,  Cape  Breton.  The  building  com- 
bines structural  steel  and  wood  frame  with 
the  interior  ceiling  of  the  main  church  con- 
structed entirely  of  wood.  Construction  is 
being  done  by  M.  Sullivan  and  Sons  Ltd. 

A  full  house  enjoyed  the  festivities  at  Local  I588's  dinner  dance. 




Disability  Checl<  Won 

After  a  two-year  fight  for  justice .  Chief 
Steward  Clifford  Shepard,  left,  a  Local 
2848  member  employed  by  Overhead  Door 
Corp.,  was  finally  able  to  present  a  weekly 
disability  check  for  $500  to  Harold  Byrd, 
center,  a  former  employee  at  the  plant. 
Also  present  was  James  E.  Berryhill,  Lo- 
cal 2848  president. 

San  Diego  l\/lember 
vs.  Drug  Abuse 

After  watching  a  friend's  teenage  son 
struggle  with  drug  addiction  for  three  years, 
San  Diego,  Calif.,  Local  2020  member  Jim 
Noel  felt  he  needed  to  do  something  to  help 
other  young  people  "avoid  making  the  mis- 
take that  can  ruin  your  life."  So  he  started 
his  own  media  blitz  with  cards  and  bumper 
stickers  he  had  printed  with  "Real  Friends 
Don't  Encourage  You  To  Do  Drugs"  and 
"You  Gota  Be  Sick  To  Take  Drugs  When 
You're  Well."  Noel  then  sent  the  stickers 
($1 .00  a  piece  to  Jim  Noel,  3989  Texas  Street, 
San  Diego,  CA  92104)  to  friends,  politicians, 
students,  and  celebrities  all  over  the  country. 
He  has  received  many  appreciative  letters, 
including  one  from  Nancy  Reagan  who 
thanked  him  for  taking  "the  time  and  trouble 
to  send  me  such  an  encouraging  message." 


U.S.S.  Marblehead,  CL-12,  all  former 
shipmates  will  meet  for  a  reunion  in  June 
1986,  Philadelphia  area.  For  more  informa- 
tion write:  Joe  Grantham,  Secretary, 
T.F.R.V.,  Route  2,  Box  48A,  Wildwood, 
FL  32785. 

A  wood-and-steel-framed  St.  Ann's  church  building  is  under 
construction  in  Cape  Breton,  Sydney,  N.S. 


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MARCH,     1986 



California  Dry  wail/Lather  Apprentice  Training  Center  First  of  its  Kind 

The  new  Kiefer-Paquette  training  center 
in  Hay  ward,  Calif.,  was  recently  dedicated 
at  a  ceremony  attended  by  over  250  people. 
The  drywall/lather  training  center,  the  only 
one  of  its  kind  in  the  country,  is  over  13,000 
square  feet  and  is  also  the  headquarters  for 
the  Northern  California  office,  staffed  by 
four  full-time  employees  serving  the  growing 
apprenticeship  community.  The  drywall/lather 
apprenticeship  program  in  Northern  Cali- 
fornia presently  has  over  800  apprentices. 

Guest  speakers  at  the  event  included  Hay- 
ward  Mayor  Alex  Guilani,  Carpenters  State 
Council  Executive  Secretary  Anthony  B. 
Ramos,  Northern  California  Drywall  Con- 
tractors Executive  Director  Ronald  Becht, 
California  Drywall  Contractors  Association 
Past  President  Ed  Ryan,  UBC  General  Rep- 
resentative Paul  Welch,  and  Carpenters  46 
Northern  California  Counties  Conference 
Board  Executive  Director  Larry  Bee. 

The  center  was  named  for  Joseph  Kiefer 
and  Robert  Paquette,  who  together  have 
over  60  years  of  service  to  apprenticeship 
and  the  industry.  The  dedication  was  done 
in  the  memory  of  the  late  Glen  Parks,  past 
business  representative  of  Local  88-L  whose 
dedicated  service  and  help  was  instrumental 
in  making  the  training  center  a  reality. 

Attend  your  local  union  meetings 
regularly.  Be  an  active,  voting  member 
of  the  United  Brotherhood  of  Carpen- 
ters and  Joiners  of  America. 

The  new  Kiefer-Paquette  training  center  is  pictured,  lop.  along  with  Vll'.s  gathered  at  the 
center's  dedication  ceremony.  Speal<ing  is  William  Woodhridge.  drywallllathers  board  of 
trustees  chairman,  owner  of  Commercial  Interior  Builders.  Sealed,  front  row,  from  left, 
are  Kenny  Davis  of  Kenny  Davis  Plastering:  Dean  Puthuff,  trustee.  Local  I09L  member; 
Larry  Bee;  Paul  Welsh;  Joseph  Kiefer.  retired  carpenter;  Robert  Knight,  trustee.  Local 
36  member:  Johann  Klehs,  county  assemblyman:  Robert  Paquette,  trustee,  D  &  R 
Paquette  Drywall;  Ed  Ryan,  Golden  Gate  drywallllather  CDCA  member;  and  Anthony  B. 
Ramos.  Back  row,  from  left,  are  James  R.  Downing,  secretary-treasurer  of  board  of 
trustees,  JRD  Inc.;  Joseph  Grigsby,  board  of  trustees  co-chairman  and  assistant  to  the 
executive  secretary  of  the  Bay  Counties  district  council:  James  Ellery,  trustee,  James 
Ellery  Lathing:  Romeo  T.  Otto,  trustee,  R.T.  Otto  Lathing  &  Drywall:  Ron  Langston, 
trustee,  Sacramento  District  Council  of  Carpenters;  Tom  Pearl,  trustee.  Local  12^0; 
Dennis  McConnell,  trustee.  Local  2006;  Ted  Woodard,  board  of  trustees  director;  and 
Jerry  Will,  trustee,  Local  88-L. 

l\/ladison  Graduates  Receive  Certificates 

Journeymen  certificates  were  recently  awarded  to  a  group  of  Local  620.  Madison.  N.J., 
apprentice  graduates.  Front  row,  from  left,  are  Dennis  Parrillo,  Anthony  Nucci,  Joseph 
Gessner,  Thomas  Koller,  Samuel  Eastridge,  Chester  Stefanelli,  and  Matthew  Reino. 
Pictured  above,  bacic  row,  from  left,  are  William  O'Neil,  John  Esclimann,  Edward 
Burrows,  Lewis  Romano,  Robert  Hendershol,  and  Business  Manager  George  Laufen- 
berg.  Other  graduates,  not  pictured,  were  Vito  Collucci,  Frederick  Cone,  Michael  G. 
Smith,  Orlando  Vega,  and  Eric  Engslrom. 

Local  1065  Retiree 
Welcomes  Apprentice 

New  apprentice  Kevin  Boitz,  Local 
1065,  Salem,  Ore.,  gets  sworn  in  by 
retired  50-year  member  Waller 
Klemp  at  a  recent  local  union 



Melissa  Curley,  Roberto  Urbima,  Kraig 
pictured  above  with  the  corpsmembers 

1986  Training 

The  National  Joint  Committee  has  orga- 
nized a  spring  conference  to  discuss  and 
improve  training  for  the  craft  areas  of  car- 
pentry, millwrighting,  mill-cabinetry,  lath- 
ing, floorcovering,  and  piledriving  as  imple- 
mented by  local  joint  committees  and/or 
affiliate  bodies. 

The  conference  will  be  held  at  the  Logan 
Airport  Hilton,  Boston,  Mass.,  May  5th 
through  8th.  It  will  begin  at  9:00  a.m.  Tues- 
day, May  6,  1986,  and  conclude  at  12:00 
noon  on  Thursday,  May  8,  1986.  It  is  sug- 
gested that  attendees  plan  to  arrive  on  Mon- 
day, May  5,  and  schedule  their  departure 
for  Thursday  afternoon. 

Rates  for  conference  attendees  are  single, 
$85;  Double,  $95.  The  cut-off  date  for  the 
special  rate  is  April  4,  1986.  Reservations 
are  to  be  made  through  the  Training  De- 
partment of  the  United  Brotherhood  of  Car- 
penters, 101  Constitution  Ave.  NW,  Wash- 
ington, D.C.  20001.  A  $20  registration  fee 
should  be  forwarded  to  the  Training  De- 
partment with  your  reservation  request. 
Checks  should  be  made  payable  to  the  United 
Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and  Joiners  of 

If  there  are  any  topics  you  wish  to  have 
put  on  the  agenda  for  the  conference,  please 
submit  them  to  Sigurd  Lucassen,  101  Con- 
stitution Avenue  NW,  Washington,  D.C. 
20001,  by  March  28,  1986. 

"We  consider  the  Conference  extremely 
important  to  the  continuing  enlargement  of 
our  training  activities  and  trust  that  those 
who  are  directly  involved  in  and  supportive 
of  training  make  attendance  of  this  confer- 
ence a  priority  over  other  conferences,  if 
due  to  economic  problems,  some  priority 
has  to  be  established,"  said  Sigurd  Lucas- 
sen,  first  general  vice  president  and  co- 
chairman  of  the  National  Joint  Committee. 

Darren  Hashing  with  the  rocking  horse  he 
made  for  Santa  Claus  to  give  to  some 
youngster  in  Anaconda. 

Red  Bank,  N.J.,  Apprentice  Graduates 

Anaconda  Corpsmembers  Show  Spirit  of  Giving 

Schnellback,  Tim  Smith,  and  David  Stafford  are 
90  handmade  cradles. 

Corpsmembers  at  the  Anaconda,  Mont., 
Job  Corps  center  made  sure  they  spread  the 
holiday  spirit  as  far  as  they  could  this  past 
Christmas.  Together  they  made  180  wooden 
toys  for  distribution  to  needy  children,  and 
one  corpsmember,  Darren  Hosking,  made  a 
rocking  horse  for  Santa  Claus  to  give  away 
in  a  drawing. 

It  all  started  when  a  local  organization 
called  the  Thrift  Center  found  that  their 
annual  Christmas  distribution  of  toys  to 
needy  area  children  was  threatened  by  fi- 
nancial troubles.  In  1984  over  800  new  and 
used  toys  had  been  distributed  to  300  fami- 
Ues,  and  the  center  planned  on  only  giving 
away  used  toys  in  1985. 

A  local  paper  pubhshed  a  story  about  the 
center's  problems  and  the  community  re- 
sponded whole-heartedly.  More  than  $1,500 
was  raised  and  all  kinds  of  toys  were  do- 
nated, including  two  dozen  dolls  handmade 
by  a  group  of  Anaconda  women  in  six  weeks 
and  90  wooden  cradles  and  90  wooden  trucks 
made  by  the  Job  Corps  members. 

Bob  Wolter,  an  instructor  at  the  Anaconda 
center  said  that  the  wooden  toys  were  just 
"a  slight  way  of  thanking  the  people  of 
Anaconda  for  supporting  the  Center  ...  a 
Uttle  good  will." 

At  their  annual  Christmas  celebration,  the  members  of  Local  2250,  Red  Bank,  N.J., 
presented  awards,  and  certificates  of  completion  to  their  recently  graduated  apprentices. 

The  new  journeymen  are  pictured  above.  Front  row,  from  left,  are  Andrew  Clark, 
Blaine  Dempsey,  Scott  Seigh,  John  Lucassen,  Jeff  Perry,  and  Paul  Ralph.  In  the  back 
row,  from  left,  are  James  A.  Kirk  Jr.,  business  representative:  John  Sorenson:  Kevin 
Martz;  Patrick  Burke;  Kevin  Tierney;  Mike  Megill;  Dennis  Morgan;  and  Phillip  Parratt, 
president.  Not  pictured  is  Ed  McDonnell. 

Award-winning  apprentices  from  the  class 
of  1985  are  pictured  at  right.  From  left,  they 
are  Paul  Gutleber,  the  top  first-year  appren- 
tice; Joseph  Arneth,  top  second-year  ap- 
prentice; Robert  Ellwood,  top  third-year  ap- 
prentice: Scott  Seigh,  top  fourth-year 
apprentice,  and  John  Lucassen,  second 
fourth-year  apprentice. 

MARCH,     1986 


CANCER  on  the  job 

Cancer  now  affects  one  out  of  every  four 
people  in  the  U.S.  In  1979  over  2.000  UBC 
members  died  of  cancer,  second  only  to 
deaths  from  heart  disease.  There  are  esti- 
mates that  23  to  30%  of  cancers  are  due,  in 
part,  to  exposures  in  the  workplace,  so  one 
out  of  3  or  4  cancers  may  be  due  to  cancer- 
causing  chemicals  at  your  job. 


Cancer  is  the  name  for  a  whole  category 
of  diseases  all  having  the  same  common 
characteristic  of  cells  growing  at  a  rapid  and 
abnormal  rate.  If  the  abnormal  cells  grow 
too  much,  the  patient  will  die.  Unlike  damage 
due  to  exposure  to  other  toxic  substances, 
cancer  continues  to  grow  even  after  the 
cancer-causing  substance  (carcinogen)  has 
been  removed.  It  may  not  show  up  for  20- 
40  years.  This  long  period,  or  latency  period, 
before  the  disease  shows  up  makes  it  difficult 
to  identify  the  cause  of  many  cancers. 


To  prevent  cancers  that  are  caused  by 
occupational  exposure,  we  must  recognize 
possible  carcinogenic  agents  and  then  work 
to  minimize  exposure.  The  UBC  Industrial 
Safety  and  Health  Department  can  help  you 
find  out  if  what  you  are  working  with  can 
cause  cancer. 

There  are  several  ways  to  keep  exposures 
to  carcinogens  to  a  minimum: 

1 .  Substitution.  Find  a  different  chemical 

that  does  the  same  job  but  does  not 
cause  cancer.  For  example,  toluene  is 
often  substituted  for  benzene. 
Unfortunately,  sometimes  the 
substitute  seems  safe  only  because 
we  know  less  about  its  effects.  It  may 
also  turn  out  to  be  hazardous. 

2.  Enclosure.  Exposures  can  be  minimized 

by  totally  enclosing  a  process  so  none 
of  the  material  leaks  out.  This  has 
been  effective  in  the  case  of  vinyl 
chloride.  It  can  also  save  the 
company  money  since  there  is  less 
material  wasted.  The  problem  is  that 
maintenance  crews  still  are  exposed, 
as  are  workers  exposed  in  emergency 
spills.  Plus  enclosing  and  automating 
the  process  may  decrease  the  number 
of  jobs. 

3.  Engineering  contols.  Improving  the 

ventilation  system  can  help  control 
exposures.  Local  exhaust  ventilation 
controls  can  be  very  effective  if 
properly  designed  and  maintained. 
Too  often,  however,  they  are  poorly 
maintained,  get  clogged  up,  and  do 
not  work.  Or  they  are  poorly 
designed  and  may  not  do  the  job.  It  is 
just  not  sufficient  to  keep  adding  to 
the  existing  system.  This  can  cause 
the  whole  ventilation  system  to 
become  unbalanced  and  adequate  air 

is  not  pulled  through  each  section  of 
the  system. 

Improved  sanitation  and  housekeeping 
can  also  help  prevent  exposure  to 
carcinogens  in  the  workplace.  For 
example,  clothes  that  may  be 
contaminated  with  carcinogens  should 
not  be  brought  home  to  be  laundered 
and  contaminate  the  family  wash. 
Change  rooms,  shower  facilities,  and 
fresh  work  clothes  should  be  provided  at 
work  by  the  employer. 
Until  exposure  is  minimized  through 
improved  ventilation,  we  have  to  insist 
on  a  thorough  program  for  personal 
protection.  This  would  include 
protective  garments,  gloves,  respirators, 
and  a  complete  training  program  in  their 
use  and  the  employer's  maintenance 
program.  Such  equipment  must  be 
NIOSH  approved  for  use  against  the 
particular  substance  you  are  working 
with.  The  most  effective  equipment  for 
respiratory  protection  are  supplied  air 
respirators  which  use  their  own  pure  air 
supply.  They  are  also  more  comfortable 
to  wear.  This  should  not  be  relied  on  as 
a  permanent  solution  however. 
Respirator  programs  can  never  be  as 
protective  as  preventing  exposure  in  the 
first  place  by  using  engineering  controls. 
The  Local  has  a  right  to  get  records 
from  the  company  of  any  exposures  to 

chemicals  they  have  monitored,  and 
information  on  their  toxic  effects.  If  they 
have  any  sampling  of  the  air  done,  ask 
for  the  results  and  see  how  high  the 
levels  of  exposures  were. 
One  other  way  to  fight  cancer  in  the 
workplace  is  by  doing  your  own  epidimio- 
logical  studies,  keeping  track  of  what 
people  are  dying  from  at  your  plant,  and 
trying  to  corrolate  it  with  their  jobs  or 
show  that  they  are  dying  at  a  different  rate 
than  other  "'normal"  Americans.  The  UBC 
Safety  and  Health  staff  would  also  be  able 
to  help  you  do  such  a  study. 

Lastly,  discuss  any  suspicions  of  cancer 
problems  with  your  fellow  workers.  By 
exchanging  your  own  experiences,  you  will 
become  aware  of  possible  problems  early 
on  and  the  Local  can  act  to  demand 


Nowadays  many  cancers  can  be  treated 
successfully  if  detected  early. 

If  you  do  have  cancer,  discuss  the  possi- 
bility with  your  doctor  that  it  may  be  the 
result  of  exposures  in  the  workplace.  Most 
doctors  know  very  little  about  occupational 
medicine.  Medical  schools  generally  devote 
only  four  hours  to  occupational  medicine 

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What  the  Studies  Tell  Us 

JVasal  Cancer  and 
Wood  Dust 

Nasal  cancer  is  extremely  rare.  Less  than 
one  person  in  100,000  gets  it.  But  it  is 
much  more  common  among  wood  workers 
than  in  the  general  population.  There  has 
therefore  been  concern  that  wood  dust,  or 
certain  types  of  wood  dust,  may  cause  na- 
sal cancer 

Nasal  cancer  was  first  associated  with 
furniture  workers  in  England  in  1965  and 
has  since  been  confirmed  in  other  coun- 
tries. A  number  of  chemicals  that  are  con- 
stituents of  certain  kinds  of  wood  (as  well 
as  some  chemicals  used  in  the  wood  prod- 
ucts industry)  are  suspected  of  causing  can- 
cer. Several  studies  of  workers  exposed  to 
wood  dust  have  found  nasal  cancer  (cancer 
of  the  nasal  passages  and  sinuses)  as  well 
as  colon  and  rectal  cancers.  In  1981,  the 
International  Agency  for  Research  on  Can- 
cer concluded  that,  at  least  for  the  furniture 
industry,  there  was  sufficient  evidence  to 
link  wood  dust  exposures  and  nasal  cancer. 
Hardwoods  are  suspected  of  being  more 
hazardous  than  softwoods.  The  latency  pe- 

riod for  nasal  cancer  from  wood  dust  is 
about  40  years.  More  studies  are  being 
done  to  confirm  these  results.  Until  such 
studies  are  completed,  we  must  exercise 
caution  in  handling  wood  dust  because  of 
the  suspicions  it  may  cause  cancer.  In 
March  1985  the  UBC  petitioned  OSHA  to 
set  a  separate  standard  for  wood  dust  of 

Formaldehyde  and 

Formaldehyde  is  commonly  used  in 


glues,  foams,  and  resins  for  plywood,  par- 
ticle board,  and  foam  insulation.  Only  lim- 
ited evidence  has  been  found  that  humans 
exposed  to  formaldehyde  will  get  cancer. 
However,  recent  experiments  on  rats  ex- 
posed to  formaldehyde  resulted  in  a  high 
rate  of  nasal  cancer.  Critics  have  argued 
that  the  rats  were  exposed  to  too  high  a 
dose  and  the  results  are  invalid.  Other  sci- 
entists claim  this  study  as  evidence  that 
humans  may  get  cancer  from  exposure  to 
formaldehyde  and  suggest  that  the  most 
cautious  and  protective  approach  is  to  treat 
it  as  a  carcinogen  and  keep  exposure  to  the 
lowest  feasible  amount.  In  October  1981 
the  UBC,  along  with  12  other  international 
unions  and  the  AFL-CIO,  petitioned  OSHA 
for  an  Emergency  Temporary  Standard  to 
reduce  formaldehyde  exposures  to  the  low- 
est feasible  limit  because  of  the  possible 
carcinogenic  risk.  On  December  4,  1985, 
OSHA  published  a  proposed  new  standard 
for  formaldehyde  which  would  lower  the 
permissable  exposure  limit,  from  3  ppm  to 
either  1  or  1.5  ppm. 

What  Chemicals 

Cawise  Cancer? 

Over  2,800  chemicals  cause  cancer  in  animals  and  may  cause 
cancer  in  humans.  Hazards  UBC  members  might  be  exposed  to 


Cancer  Caused 
or  Suspected 

Industry  or 

*Wood  Dust 

Nasal,  colon,  rectal 



Nasal,  Brain 

Plywood,  particle 
board,  furniture, 
glues,  foam 



Solvent,  paints, 
resins,  varnish 


Leukemia  (white 
blood  cells) 

Solvent,  furniture 
finish,  glues,  oil 

Vinyl  Chloride 

Liver  (angiosarcoma) 

Polyvinyl  chloride 



Solvents,  adhesives, 
lacquers,  fiberglass 


Lung,  skin 

Wood  preservatives 

Welding  fumes 
(nickel,  beryllium 

Lung,  nasal 

Lung,  GI 

Mesothelioma  (chest 
cavity  lining) 


Insulation  repair 



Ultraviolet  Light 


Welding  arc 



paint  strippers, 

*  Suspected,  see  section  on  formaldehyde 

and  wood  dust. 

Cancer  in  the  UBC 

In  1978,  Dr.  Samuel  Milham  published  a  study  of  the  UBC 
looking  at  causes  of  deaths  which  occurred  in  1969-1970  and 
1972-1973.  He  found  the  highest  causes  of  death  were  heart 
disease  and  cancer.  Cancer  was  the  cause  of  one  in  five  deaths. 
This  is  not  high  when  compared  with  a  normal  population.  But 
working  people  are  usually  healthier  than  a  '  'normal' '  popula- 
tion, which  includes  more  older  people,  the  unemployed,  handi- 
capped, etc.  He  did  find  an  '  'excess' '  or  unusually  high  amount 
of  cancer  among  our  members.  These  were  divided  up  by  trade 
and  the  cancers  he  found  to  be  in  excess  are  listed  below: 


Construction  Workers 

Acoustical  Tile  Applicators 
and  Insulators 


Pile  Drivers 

Ship  Carpenters 

Millman,  Lumber,  Sawmill 

Cabinet  Makers 
Furniture  Workers 
Plywood  Workers 


Lung  cancer,  leukemia-lymphoma 
(blood  cells) 

Lung  cancer,  mesothelioma  (chest 
cavity  lining) 

Lung  cancer,  multiple  myeloma, 
(bone  marrow) 

Lung  cancer,  stomach  and 
pancreas  cancer 

No  excesses  observed 

Leukemia-lumphoma  (blood 
cells),  multiple  myeloma  (bone 

Leukemia-lymphoma  (blood  cells) 

Lung  cancer 

Leukemia-lymphoma  (blood  cells) 

The  cause  of  most  of  these  cancers  is  unknown.  The  cancers 
of  the  blood  and  bone  marrow  (leukemia-lymphoma  and  multiple 
myeloma)  are  often  linked  with  exposure  to  solvents  like  benzene 
which  may  be  used  in  wood  working  glues.  Mesothelioma  is 
always  a  result  of  exposure  to  asbestos.  Lung  cancer  would  be 
due  to  an  inhaled  carcinogen.  Stomach  cancer  would  result  from 
some  carcinogen  which  was  either  swallowed  or  inhaled  and 
later  swallowed. 

MARCH,     1986 


U.S.  Tax  Form 
Changes  in  *85 

Toll  Free  Help 

If  you  have  questions  or  problems 
when  preparing  your  tax  forms,  you 
can  call  the  IRS  for  assistance.  In  the 
back  of  your  tax  preparation  booklet 
you'll  find  a  toll-free  number  hsted 
for  your  area.  IRS  professionals  will 
be  taking  calls  to  these  numbers  to 
assist  you  in  understanding  the  new 
regulations  and  procedures  and  an- 
swer any  questions. 

The  1985  tax  forms  you  will  be  filing  next 
month  contain  several  major  changes  in 
format.  However,  the  most  dramatic  change 
is  not  the  addition  of  a  new  line  or  a  new 
form  to  file.  This  year  marks  the  first  year 
that  tax  indexing  is  in  effect. 

A  part  of  the  Economic  Recovery  Tax  Act 
of  1981,  tax  indexing  adjusts  tax  brackets, 
personal  and  dependent  exemptions  as  well 
as  zero  bracket  amounts,  according  to  the 
percentage  increase  in  the  Consumer  Price 
Index  for  the  previous  fiscal  year.  The  size 
of  the  increase  for  1985  is  4.1%.  This  means 
that  the  $1,000  personal  exemption  is  in- 
creased to  $1,040.  The  zero  bracket  amount, 
or  the  amount  you  can  earn  tax-free,  is 
increased  to  $3,540  for  joint  returns  and 
$2,390  for  single  returns  (up  from  1984's 
figures  of  $3,400  and  $2,300,  respectively). 

Other  modifications  to  the  1985  1040  Form 
affect  the  deductions  listed  below.  Taxpay- 
ers who  file  the  1040EZ  or  1040A  Forms  will 
find  some  of  the  same  changes  made  to  these 

Alimony — Alimony  payments  are  deduct- 
ible for  the  payer  and  may  be  included  under 
income  by  the  recipient.  In  an  effort  to  verify 

that  the  recipient  is  properly  reporting  this 
additional  income,  the  Internal  Revenue 
Service  has  adopted  a  new  filing  requirement 
for  the  spouse  paying  alimony.  In  addition 
to  listing  the  amount  of  alimony  paid  during 
the  year,  the  payer  will  provide  the  IRS  with 
the  full  name  and  social  security  number  of 
the  former  spouse  receiving  payments. 

Dependency  exemption — The  1985  1040 
Form  features  a  new  line  in  the  exemptions 
section  for  divorced  parents  with  dependent 
children.  Beginning  this  year,  the  parent 
who  is  awarded  custody  of  a  child  is  entitled 
to  the  dependency  exemption,  even  if  the 
custodial  parent  does  not  provide  more  than 
half  of  the  child's  support.  However,  if  there 
is  a  written  agreement  to  the  contrary,  a 
copy  of  this  document  must  be  included  with 
the  tax  return  of  the  noncustodial  parent 
claiming  the  deduction. 

Mortgage  interest — Individuals  paying  $600 
or  more  in  mortgage  interest  during  1985  will 
be  sent  a  copy  of  Form  1098  by  the  financial 
institution  receiving  their  payments.  The 
amount  indicated  on  this  form  should  be 
entered  on  Schedule  A.  There  is  no  need  to 

include  this  form  with  your  tax  return  since 
a  copy  of  it  will  already  have  been  forwarded 
to  the  IRS  by  the  financial  institution  in- 

Charitable  contributions — Individuals 
making  charitable  contributions  of  property 
(other  than  publicly  traded  securities)  with 
a  claimed  value  of  more  than  $5,000  will 
have  a  new  form  to  file  with  their  1985 
return.  Form  8283  requires  that  the  following 
details  concerning  the  donated  property  be 
provided  to  the  IRS:  the  charity's  signed 
acknowledgement  of  the  gift,  information 
about  the  property,  and  a  signed  certificate 
from  an  appraiser  detailing  the  property's 
fair  market  value. 

Taxpayers  who  don't  itemize  on  Schedule 
A  will  discover  an  increased  in  the  deductible 
amount  for  charitable  contributions.  Non- 
itemizers  can  deduct  up  to  50%  of  their  total 
contributions,  with  no  dollar  limit.  This  com- 
pares to  a  maximum  deduction  of  $75  in 
1984  (25%  of  the  first  $300  contributed). 

IRAs — Last  year's  1040  Form  contained 
a  separate  line  for  1984  IRA  contributions 
made  in  1985.  This  separate  entry  is  not 
included  on  this  year's  tax  form. 

Semiannual  Savings 
Bonds  Rate  8.36% 

Series  BE  U.S.  Savings  Bonds  are  now 
receiving  an  8.36%  interest  rate.  Treasurer 
of  the  United  States  Katherine  D.  Ortega 

Rates  on  Series  EE  Bonds  are  set  at  85% 
of  the  average  rates  in  the  market  of  five- 
year  Treasury  marketable  securities  during 
the  past  six  months.  The  latest  rate  is  the 
seventh  semiannual  "market-based"  rate  to 
take  effect  since  variable  rates  for  Savings 
Bonds  were  introduced  on  November  1, 
1982.  The  previous  rate,  in  effect  from  May 
1  through  October  31,  1985,  was  9.49%. 

Treasurer  Ortega,  who  is  also  National 
Director  ofthe  U.S.  Savings  Bonds  program, 
said  the  new  rate  "will,  as  the  Treasury 
intended  when  it  implemented  the  variable 
rate  structure,  continue  our  competitive  stance 
among  savings  instruments.  Coming  off  a 
year  in  which  sales  increased  by  29%  to 
$5,025  billion,  I  look  forward  to  continuing 
sales  gains  in  1986." 

Construction  Pay  Rebounded  In  1985 
With  Fewer  Wage  Freezes  And  Rollbacks 

For  the  first  year  since  1981,  negotiated 
wage  and  benefit  increases  in  new  construc- 
tion labor  agreements  in  1985  were  larger 
than  in  the  preceding  year,  according  to  an 
analysis  of  year-end  data  by  the  Construction 
Labor  Research  Council.  First-year  wage 
and  benefit  increases  last  year  averaged  1 .6% 
or  34«:  an  hour,  according  to  CLRC's  survey 
of  828  agreements,  contrasted  with  the  0.4% 
or  8(2  per  hour  average  gain  posted  in  1984 — 
the  lowest  in  more  than  40  years. 

The  higher  increase  in  1985  was  attributed 
to  fewer  freezes  and  rollbacks  than  in  the 
previous  year.  However,  pacts  incorporating 
wage-fringe  freezes  remained  the  most  com- 
mon settlement  in  1985  with  232  of  828 
agreements  providing  no  first-year  increase. 
First-year  rollbacks  occurred  in  65  settle- 
ments. Among  contracts  with  increases,  the 
amount  negotiated  in  1985  was  no  higher 
than  in  1984.  While  second-  and  third-year 
increases  were  higher  than  in  the  first  year 

in  multi-year  contracts  concluded  in  1985, 
CLRC  found  these  increases  to  be  lower 
than  in  the  previous  year  and  the  lowest 
deferred  increases  since  the  mid-1960s. 

CLRC  says  negotiated  increases  in  1985 
were  offset  by  cost-saving  changes  in  work 
rules  that  reduced  first-year  gains  by  an 
estimated  lit  per  hour  in  contracts  with 
these  language  modifications.  The  most  fre- 
quent modification  reported  was  reduction 
in  the  over  time  premium  from  double  time 
to  time  and  a  half  for  daily  and  Saturday 
work.  Also  common  were  reductions  in  the 
cost  of  shift  work,  elimination  or  reduction 
of  travel  pay,  fewer  paid  holidays,  and  es- 
tablishment of  a  work  week  of  four  10-hour 

The  all-industries  median  first-year  wage 
increase  during  January,  1986  is  3%  or  27.8^ 
an  hour,  compared  with  4%  or  31.8(2  in 
January,  last  year. 



UBC  Local  Ladies' 
Auxiliary  Unions 

Club  activities  promote  the 
Brotherhood  in  area  communities 

Although  UBC  local  ladies'  auxiliary  unions 
don't  get  a  lot  of  publicity,  they  quietly 
provide  a  strong  and  active  wellspring  of 
support  for  the  United  Brotherhood  and  the 
causes  of  labor.  From  scholarship  funding 
to  raising  money  for  health  and  research 
foundations  to  political  action  to  continually 
upholding  the  union  label,  the  activities  of 
the  auxiliaries  are  many  and  varied. 

Following  is  a  directory  of  active  auxiliary 
locals  and  state  councils,  and  the  procedure 
for  starting  a  local  auxiliary. 

Organizing  a  Local  Auxiliary 

1.  Write  local  union  for  cooperation. 

2.  To  organize  a  local  auxiliary,  there 
must  be  at  least  10  eligible  men  or  women. 

3.  Notify,  or  have  notified,  all  those  eli- 
gible for  membership  to  meet  at  a  designated 
place  for  the  purpose  of  organizing  an  aux- 

4.  The  chairperson  of  the  meeting  (usually 
the  person  organizing  the  auxiliary)  enter- 
tains a  motion  that  an  auxiliary  be  organized. 
If  motion  carries,  the  application  for  charter 
is  then  signed  by  the  eligibles  present. 

5.  After  the  eligibles  have  signed,  the 
election  of  officers  may  be  held.  If  the 
members  wish  to  postpone  the  election  of 
officers,  an  acting  chairperson  and  secretary 
may  be  elected. 

6.  The  newly  elected  officers  then  preside 
at  the  meeting  under  the  guidance  of  the 

7.  The  appUcation  for  charter  and  outfit 
is  then  mailed  to  the  general  president  ac- 
companied by  charter  fee  of  $50.00. 

8.  In  locaUties  where  the  necessary  eli- 
gibles are  not  sufficient,  several  towns  may 
organize  a  combination  auxiliary. 


629  Sheffield— Ueels  Carpenters  Hall,  2nd  and 
4th  Thursdays.  Mrs.  Thomas  L.  Mecke,  R. 
S.,  Rte.  7,  Box  243,  Florence,  Ala. 

658  Birmingham— Meets  1810  7th  Ave.  N.,  2nd 
and  4th  Mondays. 


407  Glendale— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  5826  54th 

Dr.,  4th  Monday.  Joyce  Bolin,  R.  S.,  7246 

W.  College  Dr.  (85029). 
743  Tucson— Meets  Union  Hall,  606  S.  Plumer, 

3rd  Tuesday. 
871  Flagstaff— Meets.  Linda  Gundelach,  R.  S., 

2113  N.  East  Street  (86001). 


55 1  Pine  Bluff— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  901  Vi  Pop- 
ular, 3rd  Friday.  Linda  Newman,  R.  S.,  R. 
R.  2,  Box  162,  Rison  (71667). 

774  Jonesboro— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  4928  E. 
Nettleton,  1st  &  3rd  Mondays. 


160  Oakland— Meets  Union  Hall,  8460  Enterprise 
Way,  1st  &  3rd  Thursdays.  Linda  Bryon, 
R.  S.,  1523  Fountain,  Alameda  (94501). 

170  San  Diego — Meets  Members  Home,  4th  Fri- 
day. Anne  M.  Hedenkamp,  R.  S.,  515  2nd 
Ave.,  Chula  Vista  (92010). 

216  5ana  Ana— Meets  2829  W.  1st  St.,  2nd  Thurs- 
day noon — 3rd  Tuesday  night.  Mrs.  Clark 
Hocutt,R.  S.,  12551  Lampson  Ave.,  Garden 
Grove,  Calif.  (92640). 

232  Bakersfield— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  911  20th 
St.,  1st  Wednesdays.  Sherry  Self,  R.  S., 
1 125  Dawn  St.  (93304). 

244  San  Jose — Meets  Labor  Temple,  2102  Alma- 
den  Rd.,  1st  Wed.  Peggy  Garn,  R.  S.,  496 
Minnesota  Ave.  (95125). 

338  Roseville— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1038  Mel- 
ody La.,  2nd  Tuesday.  Melody  West,  R. 
S.,  6224  Jack  London,  Sacramento  (95842). 

373  Salinas— Meets  422  N.  Main  St.,  Carpenters 
Hall,  2nd  Wed.  Dorothea  Francis,  R.  S.,  9 
Trevithal  Street  (93901). 

403  Glendale— Meets  105  Chevy  Chase,  1st  Fri- 
day. Thelma  Simpronio,  R.  S.,  3651  First 
Ave.,  La  Crescenta  (91214). 

412  Vista — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  353  Broadway, 
1st  and  3rd  Mon.  Helen  Chapman,  R.  S., 
P.O.  Box  1016,  Vista,  Calif.  (92083). 

470  Santa  Rosa— Meets  1700  Corby  Ave.,  3rd 

495  San  Rafael— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  647  Lin- 
daro  St.,  1st  Wed.  Rita  Wilcox,  R.  S.,  224 
Ridgeway  Ave.,  Fairfax  (94930). 

503  Crannell — Meets  Crannell  Cook  House,  1st 

506  San  Diego — Meets  2309  Broadway,  2nd  and 
4th  Mondays.  Marg  Whitely,  R.  S.,  425 
Canyon  Rd.,  Canebrake,  Julian  (92036). 

521  Inglewood— Meets  5730  W.  Arbor  Vitae,  Los 
Angeles,  2nd  Tues.  Dorothy  Lager,  R.  S., 
5414  W.  138th  Street,  Hawthorne  (90250). 

543  Oxnard— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  444  W.  2nd 

St.,  2nd  Monday.  Willa  Dever,  R.  S.,  254 
W.  First  St.,  Oxnard  (93030). 

544  Napa — Meets  Labor  Temple,  1606  Main  St., 

4th  Monday.  Theresa  Huntsinger,  R.  S., 
1767  Laurel  (94558). 
554  Mountail  View — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  701 
Stierlin  Rd.,  2nd  Thursday.  Sandy  Hoopes, 
R.  S.,  4908  Massachusetts  Dr.,  San  Juan 

Bloomington  Club 
Gives  Puppet  Show 

One  hundred  and  two  children  and  grand- 
children of  Local  63,  Bloomington,  III., 
members  enjoyed  a  puppet  show,  above 
right,  sponsored  by  Ladies  Auxiliary  792 
during  the  Christmas  holidays.  The  chil- 
dren also  got  a  special  treat,  above  left, 
when  Santa  Claus  (a.k.a.  Donald  Alsman, 
Local  63)  visited  the  party. 

618  Modesto— Meets  602  10th  St.,  1st  Tuesday. 

621  Palo  Alto — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Tues- 

639  Costa  Mesa— Meets  8302  Atlanta  Ave.,  Hun- 
tington Beach,  2nd  and  4th  Wednesdays. 
Helen  Green,  R.  S.,  2038  Anaheim  (92627). 

647  Pomona — Meets  1144  E.  Second,  2nd  Tues- 
day. Trini  Escaneules,  R.  S.,  955  E.  7th  St., 
Pomona  (91766). 

667  Richmond— Meets  3750  San  Pablo  Dam  Rd., 
El  Sobrante,  1st  and  3rd  Tuesdays.  Mrs. 
Osie  Martin,  R.  S.,  2836  Tulare  Ave.  (94804). 

674  Monterey — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  773  Haw- 
thorne St.,  1st  and  3rd  Mondays. 

712  Riverside— Meets  1038  10th  St.,  2nd  and  4th 
Mondays.  Anna  L.  Sweeney,  R.  S.,  640 
Kemp  St.,  Riverside,  Calif. 

717  San  Diego — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  23rd  and 
Broadway,  2nd  Monday.  Grace  Smith,  R. 
S.,  3830i/2  Villa  Terr.  (92104). 

728  Los  Gatos— Meets  17480  Shelbume  Way,  1st 
Tuesday.  Lois  Rose,  R.  S.,  1095  Hazel- 
wood,  Campbell  (95008). 

748  Marysville— Meets  212  Bridge  Street,  Yuba 
City,  1st  Thursday.  Claretta  Webb,  R.  S., 
2795  Piute  Rd.,  Marysville  (95901). 

802  Fresno— Meets  5228  E.  Pine,  3rd  Wednesday. 

863  Hayward— Meets  1050  Mattox  Road,  4th 
Thursday.  Lena  M.  Weir,  R.  S.,  4173  David 
St.,  Castro  Valley  (94546). 

872  Visalia— Meets  319  North  Church,  4th  Thurs- 
day. Caria  Dignan,  R.  S.,  2520  17th  St., 
Kingsburg  (93631). 


156  Denver— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  2011  Glen- 
arm  PI.,  1st  Wednesday.  Iva  H.  Andrews, 
R.  S.,  4575  Winona  Ct.  (80212). 

203  Colorado  Springs — Meets  members  homes. 
3rd  Monday.  Beth  McConnell,  R.  S.,  922 
N.  Logan  (80909). 

MARCH,     1986 


223  Grand  Junction — Meets  members'  homes,  1st 
Thursday.  Julia  Maldanado.  R.  S.,  402  W. 
Grand  Ave.  (815011. 

404  Fori  Co//in5— Meets  429  E.  Magnoha,  1st 

803  Golden — Meets  Carpenters  Hall.  2nd  Tues- 


653  Bristol — Meets  at  homes,  4th  Wednesday.  Mrs. 
Frances  Albert,  R.  S..  57  Concord  St., 
Bristol,  Conn 


87  Tampa— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  204  E.  Hen- 
derson Ave.,  1st  Monday.  Joann  Brace,  R. 
S.,  2306  1 1 1th  Avenue  (336121. 

736  Davtona  Beach— Meeti  Carpenters  Hall,  919 
Beach  St.,  4th  Wed.  Jessie  Miller,  R.  S., 
136  Maplewood  Dr.  (320171. 

850  West  Palm  Beach— Meels  537  Gardenia,  2nd 
and  4th  Mondays.  Pauline  D.  Pierce,  R.  S., 
801  Belmont  Dr.  (334061. 

884  Fl.   Lauderdale— Meeli   2nd  Thursday,   808 

Broward  Blvd.  Susan  Molnar,  R.  S.,  429  S. 
W.  22nd  Terrace  (33312). 


582  Idaho  Falls— Meets  325  Chamberlin,  3rd  Fri- 
day. Mabel  Hook,  R.  S,  933  Bryan  Road, 
Pocatello  (832011. 

854  Cascade — Meets  Community  Action  Center, 
4th  Monday.  Rose  Moore,  R.  S.,  P.O.  Box 

859  Nampa — Meets  Labor  Temple,  1st  Monday. 
Donna  Teeten,  R.  S.,  124  Canyon  (83651). 


230  Springfield— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  211  W. 
Lawrence,  1st  Mon.  Mrs.  Patricia  Casper, 
R.  S.,  604  N.  Daniel  (62702). 

366  Elgin — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Wednes- 
day. Mrs.  Wesley  Meyers,  R.  S.,  897  N. 
Water  Street,  S.  Elgin  (60177). 

657  Marion — Meets  members'  homes,  4th  Thurs- 
day. Mrs.  Burrell  Moore,  R.  S.,  1000  W. 
Blvd.  (62959). 

792  Bloominglon— Meets  2002  Beich  Rd.,  2nd 
Wednesday.  Lynn  Perschall,  R.  S.,  2002 
Beich  Rd.  (61707). 

861  Rock  Island— Meets  1420  W.  16th  St.,  Dav- 
enport, 1st  Tuesday.  Martha  La  Mar,  R.  S., 
R.  1,  Dixon,  Iowa  (52745). 


398  Muncie — Meets  Members  Homes,  1st  Satur- 
day. Cindy  Bramlett,  R.  S.,  3185-S-SR3, 
Hartford  (47348). 

445  Terre  Haute — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1 18  N. 
3rd  St.,  1st  Thurs.  Anna  May  Haring,  R. 
S.,  2009  South  4th  St.  (47802). 

462  Lafayette — Meets  Duncan  Hall,  3rd  Thurs- 
day. Mary  Johnson,  R.  S.,  1422  Virginia  St. 

471  Gary — Meets  Labor  Temple,  2nd  Thursday. 

828  Indianapolis — Meets  2635  S.  Madison  Ave., 
2nd  Tuesday. 

848  Vincennes  Meets  1602  Main  St..  2nd  Mon- 
day. Vera  Stevens,  R.  S,  609  Dubois,  Law- 
renceville.  111.  (62439). 

852  Covington — Meets.  Patty  Beasley,  R.  S.,  R. 
R.  4,  Veedersburg  (47987). 

885  Vincinnes— Meets  1604  Main  St.,  1st  Monday. 


4  Des  Moines — Meets  1223  6th  Ave.,  3rd  Tues- 
day. Dolores  Summy,  R.  S.,  7803  S.W.  10th 
PI.  (50315). 
307  Sioux  City — Meets  at  homes,  3rd  Monday. 
Irma  Moss,  R.  S,  912  So.  Glass  St.  (51 106). 

483  Burlington— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  817 
Koestner  St.,  2nd  Mon.  Jeanne  Baker,  R. 
S.,  R.R.  1,  Box  41,  Weaver  (52658). 

806  Cedar  Rapids — Meets  1266  Wilson  Avenue, 
S.  W..  1st  Monday.  Lillian  Edwards.  R.  S., 
6052  Westview  Avenue  S.  W.  (52404). 

861  Davenport— Meets  1621  West  16th,  1st  Tues- 


95  Topeka — Meets  Carpenter  Bldg.,  1st  and  3rd 
Fridays.  Florence  Martell,  R.  S.,  605  West 
8th  (66603). 
768  Kansas  City— Meets  \Wi  North  10th  St..  2nd 
Wednesday.  Ethel  Parsons,  R.  S.,  1321 
Central  (66102). 


744  Fitchburg — Meets  Thomas  Phalen  Hall,  2nd 
Monday.  Bonnie  Amico,  R.  S.,  Thomas 
Phalen  Hall,  Fitchburg,  (01420). 

827  Springfield — Meets  26  Willow,  1st  Friday.  Mrs. 
Rose  Bertone,  R.  S.,  50  Ariiss  St. 

846  West  Newton — Meets  members'  homes,  3rd 
Monday.  Mary  Pacione,  R.  S.,  63  Webster 
PI.,  West  Newton  (02165). 

874  Ashland — Meets  at  58  Union  Street,  last  Tues- 
day. Gail  Deitemeyer,  R.  S..  88  Whitcomb 
Drive,  S.  Lancaster  (01561). 


61  5/.  Paul — Meets  Labor  Centre,  3rd  Monday. 
Edna  Erickson,  R.  S.,  1933  E.  Nevada  Ave. 
750  St.  Cloud — Meets  Labor  Temple,  2nd  Thurs- 
day. Mrs.  Oscar  Engstrand,  R.  S.,  146  N. 
35th  Ave.,  St.  Cloud,  Minn. 


23  St.  Louis — Meets  1401  Hampton  St..  2nd  and 
4th  Tuesdays.  Marge  Strumsky.  R.  S.,  5 
Eastview  Dr.,  Fenton  (63026). 

122  Kansas  City — Meets  625  W.  39th.  Carpenters 
Bldg..  3rd  Wednesday  following  1st  Mon- 
day. Christine  Wright,  R.  S.,  1900  Spruce 

285  Jefferson  City — Meets  Carpenters  Bldg.,  230 
W.  Dunklin,  Isl  Thursday.  Mrs.  Reva  Meyer, 
R.  S.,  1414  E.  Miller,  New  Bloomfield,  Mo. 

390  Carthage — Meets  Members  Homes,  1st  Mon- 
day. Frances  Whitaker,  R.  S.,  1024  East 
Fairview  (64836). 

431  Springfield — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  642 
Boonville  Ave.,  1st  Thursday.  Dorothy  Ray, 
R.  S.,  2521  Boonville  (65803). 

679  St.  Joseph— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  310  So. 
Belt  Hwy.,  3rd  Friday.  Mrs.  Imogene  M. 
Barton,  R.  S.,  3211  Locust  St.  (64501). 

704  Poplar  Bluff— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  2nd  Fri- 
day. Myrtle  B.  Brown,  R.  S.,  Rt.  2  (63901). 


202  Bozeinan — Meets  Labor  Temple,  1st  and  3rd 
Fridays.  Bobbie  Sue  Mainwaring.  R.  S., 
Box  367,  Belgrade  (59714). 

Washington  State 
Auxiliary  Convention 

The  secretary  of  the  Washington  State 
Council  of  Ladies'  Auxiliaries,  Mary  Lar- 
son, reports  that  preparations  for  the  April 
state  convention  are  well  underway.  At- 
tendants to  the  convention  plan  on  exploring 
changes  to  reverse  the  recent  decline  in 

311  Anaconda — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  215  E. 
Commercial  Ave.,  4th  Wednesday.  Mar- 
garet Baumgardner,  R.  S.,  9141A  E.  4lh  St. 

435  Pohon— Meets  City  Hall,  1st  and  3rd  Tues- 

472  Billings— Meets  24  South  29th  St.,  2nd  and 
4th  Tuesdays.  Emma  J.  Lohriein,  R.  S.,  615 
Avenue  E  (59102). 

791  Helena — Meets  Labor  Temple.  Gayle  Hoffer, 
R.  S.,  3733  Hwy.  12,  E.  Helena  (59635). 

797  Kalispell— Meets  704  S.  Main,  2nd  Wednes- 
day. Martha  Peterson,  R.  S.,  520  4th  West 


399  Lincoln — Meets  Union  Hall,  2nd  Tuesday. 
Marie  Filbert,  R.  S.,  1942.  Euclid  Ave., 
Lincoln  (68502). 

498  Fremont — Meets  in  homes,  3rd  Monday.  Pau- 
line Sorge,  R.  S.,  2509  N.  Broad  St.  (68025). 

721  Hastings — Meets  in  homes,  1st  Tuesday.  He- 
lene  Nauenberg,  R.  S,,  1126  N.  Colorado 


597  LajVfgaj— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  501  Lamb 
Blvd.,  1st  Friday.  Sue  Jarman,  R.  S.,  2233 
Raymond  Ave.  (89110). 


877  Lakehurst — Meets  Carpenters  Hall.  Mary  El- 
len Coughran,  R.  S.,  23  Laurleton  Ave., 
Jackson  (08527). 


78  Port  Chester— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  232 
Westchester  Ave..  Port  Chester,  1st  Mon- 
day. Mrs.  E.  Carison.  R.  S.,  39  Palace 
Place,  Port  Chester,  N.Y. 

343  Niagara  Falls — Meets  Carpenter  Hall,  Buffalo 
Ave.,  2nd  &  4th Tuesdays.  Mrs.  Frank  Rice, 
R.  S..  3820  Walnut  Ave.  (14301). 

770  Schenectady — Meets  Carpenter  Hall,  145  Bar- 
rett St.,  1st  Tues.  Shirley  Chandler,  R.  S., 
1 1 15  Fort  Hunter  Road,  Schenectady.  N.Y. 

876  Rochester — Meets  55  Troup  St.,  3rd  Friday. 
AndreaChomopyski.R.S.,  1986 Brace  Rd.. 
Victor  (14564). 


2  ro/pJr)— Meets  Carpenters' Hall,  1217Prouty, 
4th  Monday.  Irene  Meder,  R.  S.,  820  So. 
Ave.  (43609). 

410  Lima— Meets  Union  Hall,  702  N.  Jackson  St., 

2nd  Wednesday. 
730  Kent — Meets  Labor  Temple,  4th  Monday. 
811  Steubenville — Meets      Legion      Hall.      4th 

Wednesday.  Mrs.  Joseph  Huff,  Jr.,  R.  S., 

Rte.  2,  Toronoto 


121  0<:m«/.i;pf— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  208  S. 
Central,  1st  and  3rd  Thursdays.  Mary  Jane 
Hawkins,  R.  S.,  1008  E.  13th  St.  (74447). 

139  Muskogee — Meets  Carpenters  Hall.  230  N. 
7th  St.,  2nd  and  4th  Mondays.  Ruth  Keeler, 
R.  S.,  221  North  T  (74401). 

205  Enid — Meets  in  members'  homes,  1st  Mon- 
day. Mrs.  Charles  Dillard,  R.  S.,  114  East 
Ohio  (73701). 

211  Oklahoma  C/rv— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  9141^ 

California.  Zula  White,  R.  S.,  5719  S.  Klein 

331   7"«faa— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  8220  E.  Skelly 

Dr.,  1st  Tuesday.  Wanda  Booth,  R.  S.,  Rt. 

4,  Box  450,  Broken  Arrow  (74014). 




291  Klamath  Falls — Meets  1911  Johnson  Ave.,  1st 
&  3rd  Wednesdays.  Roseanna  Breeding, 
R.  S.,  4212  Fargo,  Klamath  Falls  (97601). 

354  Bandon — Meets  Labor  Temple,  1st  Tuesday. 
Mrs.  Olive  Williams,  R.  S.,  Box  293  (9741 1). 

421  Med/ord— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  123!/:  W. 
Maia,  1st  Friday. 

502  Coos  Bay — Meets  Labor  Temple,  North  Bend, 
2nd  Friday.  Alice  Gayewski,  R.  S.,  P.O. 
Box  3651  (97420). 

599  Baker— Meets  Union  Hall,  1900  Resort  St., 
2nd  Thursday.  Esther  Rudolph,  R.  S.,  1940 
Oak  (97814). 

613  Wallowa — Meets  Union  Hall,  2nd  Wednes- 
day. Velma  Hescock,  Pres.,  Box  386  (97885). 

643  Coquille — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  Isl  and  3rd 

684  St.  Helens — Meets  Labor  Temple,  1st  Mon- 

700  Kinzua — Meets  Community  Jeffmore  Hall,  1st 
&  3rd  Wednesdays. 

764  Pilot  Rock — Meets  in  Homes,  4th  Wednesday. 
Mary  Denny,  R.  S.,  Box  421,  Pilot  Rock 

865  Bend — Meets  Bend  and  Redmond,  1st  Thurs- 
day. Sharon  Gormley,  R.  S.,  P.O.  Box  494, 
Terrebonne  (97760). 


35  Philadelphia— Meets  1616  Orthodox  St.,  4th 
Monday.  Catherine  Ippolito,  R.  S.,  6660 
Tulip  St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

478  McKeesport — Meets  Members'  homes  when 
convenient.  Mrs.  Edith  Breakall,  R.  S.,  508 
Palm  St.  (15132). 

665  New  Brighton — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  2nd 
Wednesday.  Geraldine  Coulter,  R.  S.,  512 
Hillcrest  Ave.,  Beaver  Falls,  (15010). 


785  Russellville— Meets  Union  Hall,  2nd  Tuesday. 
Mary  L.  King,  R.  S.,  Rte.  1,  Box  56,  St. 
Stephen,  S.  Car. 


337  Memphis — Meets  members'  homes,  2nd 
Wednesday.  Mrs.  H.  C.  Johnson,  R.  S., 
3667IrmaSt.  (38127). 

449  Knoxville — Meets  516  W.  Vine  Ave.,  Knox- 
ville,  1st  Friday. 


3  Dallas — Meets  6614  S.  Thornton  Frwy.,  2nd 
and  4th  Mondays.  Betsy  Millican,  R.  S., 
c/o  6614  So.  R.  L.  Thornton  Frwy.  (75232). 
6  Houston — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  2600  Ham- 
ilton, 2nd  Monday.  Merle  Kunz,  R.  S.,  724 
Duff  (77022). 

180  Amarillo — Meets  1st  Thursday.  Twila  Hilt- 
brunner,  R.  S.,  4310  Summit  (79109). 

391  Abilene— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  10741/:  S. 
Second,  2nd  and  4th  Mondays. 

51 1  Austin — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  400  Josephine 
St.,  2nd  and  4th  Wednesdays.  Bobbie  Miller, 
R.  S.,  Rt.  3,  Box  80,  Elgin  (78621). 

536  Beaumont — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1965  Park 
St.,  1st  Monday.  Mrs.  S.  T.  Haire,  R.  S., 
4655  Revere  Lane,  Vidor  (77662). 

558  Texas  City — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  2nd  Mon- 
day. Donna  McLain,  R.  S.,  5021  Brainle- 
rook,  Dickinson  (77539). 

596  Temple— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  220  N.  Main 
St.,  2nd  Tuesday.  Effie  Mae  Bell,  R.  S., 
1101  Cedar  Dr.,  Killeen  (76543). 

603  Wichita  Falls— Meets  4400  Jacksboro  Hwy., 
1st  Tuesday.  Edith  Hall,  R.  S.,  1219  Chris- 
tine (76302). 

677  Denton — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Monday. 
Lorene  Lewis,  R.S.,  1716  Crescent  (76201). 

783  Lufkin — Meets  Labor  Temple,  1st  Friday.  Joyce 

Barringer,  R.  S.,  Rt.  4,  Box  882  (75901). 

784  Orange — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Wednes- 

day. Lotus  Hale,  R.  S.,  210  Campus  St. 

843  Fort  Worth— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  824 
Pennsylvania  Ave.,  1st  and  3rd  Mondays. 

851  Lubbock— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  2002  Ave- 
nue J.  1st  Monday.  Rhonda  Hibdon,  R.  S., 
3009  36th  (79413). 

881  Angelton — Meets  4th  Monday.  Linda  West, 
R.  S.,  201  North  Velasco. 


218  5a//  Lake  City— Meets  Labor  Hall,  2261  Red- 
wood Rd.,  2nd  Wed.  Mrs.  Vee  Gehring, 
R.  S.,  1337  Green  St.  (84105). 


762  Portsmouth — Meets  Carpenters  BIdg.,  3rd 


8 1  Wenatchee — Meets  Labor  Temple ,  2nd  Thurs- 
day. Mrs.  Patricia  Hunter,  R.  S.,  834  Walker 

Street  (98801). 
149  0/ympia— Meets  820  S.  Frederick  St.,  2nd 

and  4th  Thursdays.  Susie  Thurlow,  R.  S., 

4703  17th  S.E.,  Lacey  (98503). 
188  Kelso-Longview— Meets     1525     25th     Ave., 

Longview,  3rd  Tuesday.  Shirley  Ray,  R. 

S.,  2363  40th  Ave.,  Longview  (98632). 
198  Bellingham — Meets    members    homes,     1st 

Tuesday.   Mary  LaFreniere,  R.   S.,  3524 

Bennett  Dr.  (98225). 
207  Spokane — Meets  West  120  Mission  Avenue, 

2nd  Friday.  Susan  McEnaney,  R.  S.,  1519 

Newer  Rd.,  Veradale  (99037). 
267  Tacoma — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1322  Faw- 

cett  Ave.,  Tacoma,  2nd  and  4th  Thursdays. 

Anne  Davis,  R.  S.,  5024  So.  A.  Tacoma 


274  Snoqualmie — Meets  Union  Hall,  Snoqualmie, 
3rd  Tuesday.  Martha  Roselair,  R.  S.,  Box 
669,  North  Bend  (98045). 

283  Bremerton — Meets  Carpenters  BIdg.,  632  5th 
St.,  1st  and  3rd  Thursdays. 

292  Vancouver — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Tues- 
day. Mardell  Rominger,  R.  S.,  1214  E.  29th 
St.  (98663). 

427  Pasco — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Tuesday. 
Agnes  Welsh,  R.  S.,  3324  W.  19th,  #24 
Kennewick  (99337). 

453  Klickitat— Meets  Union  Hall  BIdg.,  2nd  Tues- 
day. Sandi  Geary,  R.  S.,  Gen.  Del.  (98628). 

624  Auburn-Kent — Meets  homes,  2nd  Monday. 
Alberta  Sundstrom,  R.  S.,  633  Celery,  Al- 
gona  (98002). 

628  Renton— Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  231  N.  Bur- 
nett, Renton,  2nd  and  4th  Mondays. 

769  Moscow-Pullman— Meets  325  W.  3rd,  Mos- 
cow, Idaho,  3rd  Monday. 

824  Yakima— Meets  Union  Hall,  712  N.  7th  St., 
4th  Wednesday.  Evelyn  Shore,  R.  S.,  Rt. 
2,  Box  684  (98902). 

869  Longview — Meets  Barnes  BIdg.,  Room  102. 

880  Bremerton— Meets.  Pat  Tennis,  R.  S.,  1710 
Crestview  Dr.  (98312). 


237  Parkersburg — Meets  homes,  4th  Tuesday.  Mrs. 
J.W.  Ralston,  R.  S.,  3019-23rd  St.,  (26105). 


l\0  Racine — Meets  Union  Hall,  3rd  Thursday. 
Mrs.  William  Horak,  R.  S.,  4233  Danbury 
Lane  (53403). 

132  Green  Bay— Meets  Labor  Hall,  508  Main  St., 
Green  Bay,  3rd  Monday. 

252  Milwaukee — Meets  Carpenters  D.  C.  BIdg., 
3020  W.  Vliet  St.,  2nd  Wednesday.  Sylvia 
Germain,  R.  S.,  2429  N.  50th  St.,  New 
Berlin  (53210). 

420  Superior — Meets  Labor  Temple,  2nd  Thurs- 
day. Regina  Kania,  R.  S.,  528  N.  21st  St. 

539  West  Allis— Meets  Bumham  Bowl,  2nd  Mon- 
day. Emma  Griesemer,  R.  S.,  2367  S.  98th 

875  Milwaukee— Meets  3020  W.  Vliet  St.,  2nd 
Friday.  Rae  Wolfe,  R.  S.,  2007  So.  31st 

878  Janesville — Meets  Labor  Temple,  215  Dodge 
St.,  2nd  Wednesday.  Georgia  Schneider, 
R.  S.,  3010  Hwy.  14,  Rt.  6  (53545). 


104  Casper— Meets  Carpenter  Hall,  642  E.  A  St., 
2nd  Saturday.  Velma  Neifert,  R.  S.,  642 
East  A  (82601). 



823  Edson — Meets  Union  Hall,  2nd  Tuesday.  Jesse 
Lounsberry,  R.  S.,  P.O.  Box  1702  (TOE- 


732  New  Westminster — Meets  732  Royal  Ave.,  1st 
and  3rd  Thursdays. 

738  Chilliwack — Meets  homes,  1st  Tuesday. 

776  Prince  George— Meets  Union  Hall,  503  Al- 
ward  St.,  Prince  George  B.C.,  4th  Wednes- 


535  Saint  John — Meets  Carpenters  Hall,  1st  Mon- 
day. Dawn  Belyen,  R.  S.,  66  Cranston  Ave. 


303  roronro— Meets  169  Gerrard  St.  E.,  2nd  Tues- 

680  Barrie — Meets  members  homes,  2nd  Wednes- 
687  Niagara  Falls — Meets  members  homes,  2nd 

Tuesday.  Mrs.  Mary  Lou  Walter,  R.  S., 

1006  Uppers  Lane. 
695  London — Meets      members      homes,      4th 

Wednesday.  Mrs.  R.  Calvert,  R.  S.,  363 

Avondale  Rd.,  London. 
740  Port  Arthur — Meets  Lakehead  LabourCenter, 

Ft,  William  Rd.,  4th  Monday. 
826  Kapuskasing — Meets  7A  Cain  Street,  Last 

Tuesday.  Mrs.  Rose  Clinchamps,  R.  S., 



775  Lac  Megantic — Meets  Papineau,  2nd  Thurs- 
day. Mrs.  Roland  Richard,  R.  S.,  Rue  Jeanne 


California  State  Council— Hope  Cain,  R.  S.,  5440 

Baltimore  Dr.,  Apt.  179,  La  Mesa  (92041). 
Indiana  State  Council — Mrs.  Kay  Walker,  R.  S., 

Rte.  1,  Box  6,  Eaton,  Ind.  (47338). 
Nebraska  State  Council — Marie  Filbert,  R.  S., 

1942  Euclid  Ave.,  Lincoln,  Nebr.  (08502). 
Oklahoma  State  CounciV— Shirley  Meredith,  R.  S. , 

1312  W.  5,  Okmulgee,  Okla. 
Texas  State  Council— io\tnme  Watts,  R.  S.,  2510 

Rosewood  Dr.,  Mesquite  (75150). 
Washington  State  Council — Mary  Larson,  R.  S., 

No.  3305  Sargent  Rd.,  Spokane  (99212). 

MARCH,     1986 





AVE.  NW.  WASH.,  D.C.  20001 




When  John  Johnson  applied  for 
his  driver's  license  in  the  crowded 
bureau,  an  officer  shoved  a  paper 
across  the  desk.  "Write  your  last 
name  first,  and  your  first  name  last," 
he  said  hurriedly. 

"How's  that  again,  sir,"  asked 
Johnny  somewhat  confused. 

"Like  I  said  before,"  replied  the 
officer .  .  .  "Backwards!" 

Johnson  shrugged  his  shoulders. 
After  all,  they  knew  what  they  wanted. 
Laboriously,  he  wrote:  "nhoJ 



The  contemporary  sage  de- 
scribes every  man's  life  thusly: 
"Twenty  years  of  having  his  mother 
ask  him  where  he's  going.  Forty 
years  of  having  his  wife  ask  the 
same  thing.  And  at  the  end,  leaving 
his  mourners  wondering,  too," 



Filing  system:  A  method  of  mis- 
placing correspondence  alphabet- 


The  convention  speaker  had 
droned  on  for  an  hour  and  a  half. 
The  delegates  were  becoming  rest- 
less and  making  loud  noise  on  the 
floor.  The  presiding  officer,  trying 
to  gavel  for  silence,  missed  the 
rostrum  and  hit  his  secretary-treas- 
urer on  the  head.  Dazed,  the  sec- 
retary-treasurer mumbled:  "Please 
hit  me  again  ...  I  can  still  hear 



A  man  fell  out  of  a  10-story  win- 
dow. He  hit  with  a  thud,  a  crowd 
gathered,  and  a  witness  rushed 
over  and  said  to  him,  "What's  hap- 

"I  dunno,"  said  the  man,  standing 
and  dusting  himself  off.  "I  just  got 
here  myself." 



Local  21 62  Member  Neil  Sargent, 
Kodiak,  Alaska,  tells  us  this  story 
about  a  union  picketline  at  a  non- 
union job:  A  scuffle  broke  out,  and 
an  injured  man  was  taken  to  the 
hospital.  The  nurse  was  a  Catholic 
nun  who  took  one  look  at  him  and 
asked,  "Is  he  a  scab?" 



Teacher:  "I  have  went  out.  Why 
is  that  wrong?" 

Pupil:  "Because  you  ain't  went 
out  yet." 


There  was  a  young  man  from  St. 

Who  went  to  a  fancy  dress  ball. 
He  thought  he  would  risk  it 
And  go  as  a  biscuit, 
But  a  dog  ate  him  up  in  the  hall! 
— Brothers,  Mountain  View,  Calif. 


The  insane  asylum  attendant 
rushed  over  to  the  head  physician. 
"Doctor,  a  man  outside  wants  to 
know  if  we  have  lost  any  male 

"Why?"  asked  the  medical  man. 

"Someone  ran  away  with  his  wife!" 



Young  Steve  Scott,  son  of  Dennis 
Scott,  submitted  this  essay  to  his 
teacher:  How  to  Wash  a  Car — "There 
are  several  steps  I  follow  when  I 
wash  the  car.  First,  I  get  a  bucket 
from  the  garage.  Second,  I  put  soap 
and  water  in  the  bucket.  Third,  I 
take  the  sponge,  dip  it  in  the  water 
and  start  washing  the  car.  Finally, 
I  rinse  all  the  soap  off  with  the  hose. 
Then  I  go  to  my  dad,  who  is  sleep- 
ing, and  ask  him  for  my  money. 



Out  in  West  Texas,  a  cowboy 
rushed  out  of  a  saloon,  made  a 
running  broad  jump,  and  landed 
on  his  sittin'-spot  in  the  middle  of 
the  street. 

"Hurt  yourself?"  asked  a  by- 

"Reckon  I'll  live,"  bellowed  the 
cowboy,  dusting  fiimself  off,  "but 
I'd  sure  like  to  get  my  hands  on  the 
cussed  varmint  who  moved  my 



There  is  a  guy  in  our  local  union 
who  is  so  hen-pecked  he  had  to 
ask  his  wife's  permission  to  commit 
suicide.  And  she  is  so  ornery  she 
wouldn't  give  it  to  him! 



Accused:  "How  could  I  commit 
forgery  when  I  can't  write  my  own 

Judge:  "You  are  not  accused  of 
writing  your  own  name." 







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. 


Retired  member  Walter  Klemp,  Lo- 
cal 1065,  receives  his  50-year  pin 
and  congratulations  from  Local 
1065  President  Gerald  Warren. 

Chicago,  III.— Picture  No.  4 

Chicago,  III. — Picture  No.  5 

Chicago,  III.— Picture  No.  2 


Local  1  held  its  annual  pin  party  where 
longstanding  members  are  awarded  service  pins 

Picture  No.  1  shows 
50-year  member  John 
P.  Schuler. 

Picture  No.  2  shows 
45-year  members  John 
Balik  and  Walter 

Picture  No.  3  shows 
40-year  members  Ralph 
Nelson,  Otto  Prim,  and 
William  Sanders. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  35-year  members 
Stanley  Gruszesl<y,  Ed  Horn,  Herb  Kuehne,  Joe 
Mann,  Theo  Mason,  Richard  Oulund,  Franl< 
Quattrochi  Sr.,  Pete  Savas,  Mil<e  Stafan,  Alex 
Vasauskas,  and  G.  R.  Wooley. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  30-year  members  Frank 
Knopfhart,  Matt  Loda,  John  Plettau  Sr.,  James 
Mannella  Sr,,  Gene  Schellenburger,  Bill 
Strezelec,  and  Herb  Hahn. 

Picture  No.  6  shows  25-year  members 
August  Petek,  and  Anthony  Melo. 

Picture  No 


Bernard  Murray,  center,  receives 
his  55-year  pin  from  Local  55  Presi- 
dent Clarence  Terpening,  right,  and 
Hudson  Valley  District  Council 
President  Charles  Vealey,  left. 
"Bus"  Murray  was  honored  at  Lo- 
cal 255 's  Eleventh  Annual  Dinner 
Dance.  Bus  served  his  local  as  busi- 
ness representative  and  his  district 
council  as  first  vice  president. 

The  "Service  To  The 
Brotherhood"  section  gives 
recognition  to  United 
Brotherhood  members  with 
20  or  more  years  of  service. 
Please  identify  photo- 
graphs clearly— prints  can 
be  black  and  white  or 
color— and  send  material  to 
CARPENTER  magazine, 
101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W., 
Washington,  D.C.  20001 

MARCH,     1986 


Las  Vegas, 
No.  2 


Las  Vegas,  Nev. — Picture  No.  7 


Longtime  members  of  Local  1780,  spouses, 
and  guests  were  recently  honored  at  a  luncheon 
buffet  and  pin  award  ceremony  at  the  Showboat 
Hotel.  Over  140  members  were  in  attendance  to 
receive  25  through  50  year  service  pins. 
Business  Manager  Clifford  L.  Kahle  was  the 
master  of  ceremonies;  President  Roy  W.  Taylor 
hosted  the  event.  Among  the  honored  guests 
was  Governor  Richard  Bryan. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  50-year  member 
Herman  Wills,  center,  receiving  his  pin  from 
Business  Manager  Kahle  and  President  Taylor. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  45-year  members,  from 
left:  Earl  L.  Schult,  Archie  Taylor,  George 
Serleth,  Gerard  Parent,  J.  D.  Adams,  and 
Charles  Franklin. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  40-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left:  Alva  Haning,  M.  K.  Garhardt, 
Frank  Garcia,  A.  D.  Foster,  Claude  Barnes,  and 
Charlie  P.  Camp. 

Middle  row,  from  left:  Al  Wall,  C.  W.  Moore, 
Edwin  McMahon,  Walter  Kajfas,  Clyde  Jarman, 
and  Jack  Hinrichs. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Robert  Zinsmeister, 
Michael  StrobI,  Gerald  Stoddard,  Marcelino 
Ozuna,  and  Orwin  Olson. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  35-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left:  Louis  Fonseca,  Robert  Ericson, 
Alfred  Droz,  Beul  Dodson,  B.  D.  Davis, 
Financial  Secretary  Oscar  Brassfield,  Bobby 
Ballard,  and  Lawrence  Arseneault. 

Middle  row,  from  left:  Lawrence  Manning, 
Roy  E.  Lile,  Jay  Levy,  Clifford  Kemple,  Thayne 
Holladay,  and  Raymond  Hall. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Clint  Phillips,  Ted 
Vilhauer,  Wessel  Vermy,  Morris  Simpkins,  Paul 
Specht,  and  Mack  Morris. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  30-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left;  Boyd  Martin,  Carl  Lundberg, 
Talmadge  A.  Johnson,  Charles  Giddens,  Darwin 
Farnsworth,  Vaughn  Crane,  Clyde  Bradley,  and 
Aden  Bauer. 

Middle  row,  from  left:  President  Taylor,  Jack 
Roberson,  John  Snook,  Donald  Roberson, 
Richard  McManaman,  and  Richard  Perryman. 

Back  row,  from  left;  James  Justice,  Tom  P. 
Williams,  and  Mike  Valero. 

Picture  No.  6  shows  25-year  members,  front 
row,  from  left:  James  Hartling,  Harold  Curry, 
Beniamino  Canal,  Claude  Burton,  William 
Beasley,  Kenneth  Beales,  Carl  Andreason,  and 

Solomon  Alires. 

Back  row,  from  left;  Walter  L.  Ruesch,  Roy 
L.  Patterson,  Robert  K.  Peterson,  Lloyd  Lass, 
Richard  Johnson,  and  William  C.  Hollinger. 

Governor  Richard  Bryan,  left,  is  welcomed  by 
Business  Manager  Kahle. 

Members  receiving  pins  but  not  pictured  are 
as  follows:  50-year  members  Lawrence  Hakala, 
Eugene  Owens,  and  William  B.  Ragland;  45- 
year  members  Quince  Alvey,  George  Bach, 
James  L.  Blakeman,  Clarence  E.  Bourque, 
James  B.  Boyer,  Hiram  Bruce,  Emmit  Causey, 
Jack  C.  Causey,  Odes  Cremer,  Lewis  Dansby, 
Roy  L.  Dunne,  Arthur  J.  Erickson,  Herbert 
Fassler,  John  Genis,  Rex  Glenn,  Duncan 
Gordon,  Ernest  Hagewood  Sr.,  Lester  Loyd, 
Homer  Morgan,  Ernie  Pahll,  Fred  J. 
Pennington,  Thomas  P.  Pool,  Lee  Roy  Pounds, 
Pernal  Price,  Alex  Raski,  William  Russel,  Rudy 
Salinger,  Fred  Sanchez,  George  L.  Scaggs, 
Vernon  B.  Southern,  Forrest  W.  Sprague, 
Clarence  W.  Stephens,  Lloyd  Swope,  Joe  Vigil, 
Donald  J.  Williams,  and  Andrew  Yacek;  40-year 
members  Louis  G.  Biel,  Joseph  0.  Bunker, 
Fred  J.  Christensen,  Walter  Davison,  Clarence 
Fulton,  George  Gartin  Jr.,  Maurice  J.  Gib.son, 
Vance  S.  Goebel,  Howard  W.  Griswold,  Merle 
E.  Harris,  Edward  Hauser,  Bruce  Ingram, 
Arthur  Kistler,  Darwin  Long,  Irwin  A.  Mc 
Collum,  Tom  B.  Mc  Cullough,  A.  D.  Mc  Kenna, 
Clifford  Merholtz,  A.  C.  Mortensen,  Francis 
Mucklow,  Ralph  B.  Phillips,  Lester  Richards, 
Santi  Sestini,  Lawrence  G.  Shaw,  Allan 
Shepherd,  Art  Trimmer,  Eugene  Wagner,  C.  I. 
Walkington,  William  Whidden,  Glen  L.  Woolery, 



and  Hugh  A.  Zug;  35-year  members  William  F. 
Alexander,  Chester  Barrow,  Eugene  D.  Beaver, 
Arthur  Beck,  Elmer  Berry,  Mario  Bianco,  Robert 
Birchum,  Charles  Biskner,  Harry  J.  Block, 
Joaquin  Bravo,  Manuel  Campa,  Ralph  D.  Carle, 
James  T.  Carline,  Ray  G.  Cook,  Thomas  L. 
Daly,  Henry  Davis,  Grant  R.  Day,  Jess  K. 
Dennis,  Oscar  T.  Drews,  Fred  Ebeltoft,  George 
Eisley,  Donald  T.  Ericksen,  Fred  Eudy,  Charles 
Fansher,  Clarence  A.  Fink,  Vern  E.  Ford, 
William  V.  Forsman,  Perry  Fortson,  Howard  P. 
Gartin,  Raymond  L.  Glenn,  Arthur  Gohde,  Harry 
Hammond,  V.  E.  Hawkins,  Charles  E.  Hill,  Jack 
V.  Hora,  Loice  L.  Jacobs,  William  J.  Johnson, 
Henry  Kratzer,  William  J.  La  Comb,  David  W. 
Laflin,  Ogan  Layman,  Joseph  E.  Lopez,  Thomas 
A.  Lunt,  John  Maas,  Ernest  Manning,  Salvatore 
A.  C.  MInutoli,  Joe  Munhall,  Allen  M.  Nyberg, 
Clyde  Oakes,  Charles  Ogan,  Sam  Payan, 
Edward  M.  Petrle,  Marcus  Pinkelman,  Donald 
A.  Pope,  Alfred  Radke,  Jack  L.  Rhude,  Roy 
Robblns,  Victor  Ruesch,  William  R.  Schoessler, 
Ed  Schramm,  Peter  Schubert,  Elmer  Sepede, 
Edward  Therkelsen,  Edward  Thomas,  Claude 
Thompson,  Joseph  V.  Tippets,  Charles  H. 
Tolliver,  Delfino  J.  Vigil,  Glenn  Waite,  Joe  W. 
Walker,  Benjamin  Weaver,  Kenneth  W. 
Wicklund,  Frank  Wieler  Jr.,  Burdell  Wood, 
Wallace  Wring,  Almon  W.  Bame,  and  Steve  L. 
Shroyer;  SO-year  members  Robert  C.  Allanson, 
Charles  F.  Anderson,  Rex  Austin,  Ralph  Axtell, 
Wallace  Bagby,  Sam  L.  Baker,  Vernice  Baynum, 
Leo  Boosh,  Robert  A.  Brown,  Ed  Bullock, 
Morris  W.  Burcham,  Legrand  Bywater,  Frank 
Carrasco,  Clifton  Chapin,  Clarence  Christensen, 
Donald  P.  Clayton,  John  Clodfelter,  Homer 
Craig,  David  F.  Cummings,  Ros  E.  Dean, 
Nelson  Doble,  Gerald  W.  Dunaway,  James 
Duvan,  John  R.  Edgar,  Hollls  G.  Emry,  Carl  E. 
Eriksson,  James  Gormley,  Robert  L.  Henry, 
William  E.  Henry  Sr.,  Alfred  C.  Hermann, 
Bobby  J.  Hudson,  Francis  Hutchins,  Clark  Isom 
Sr.,  Rufus  M.  Johnson,  Eugene  Johnston, 
William  G.  Joseph,  Walter  I.  Karas,  William  A. 
Kramer,  Rulen  Laub,  Shelby  Lewallen,  Gerald 
Lucero,  Robert  Marchak,  James  Mc  Arthur, 
Frank  W.  Milavec,  Paul  Murphy,  Leonard  E. 
Newman,  Donald  F.  Nichols,  Elmer  B. 
Niewierowski,  Tullis  C.  Onstott,  Charles  E. 
Powers,  Harry  Riter,  Robert  L.  Rodgers,  John 
P.  Smith,  Alvin  E.  Snow  Sr.,  Loyd  Thayne, 
Doyle  B.  Thibert,  Robert  B.  Timm,  Robert  Troy, 
Isidore  D.  Vannozzi,  Fletcher  Walters,  James  L. 
Weatherman  Sr.,  Loris  Westover,  Jack  Wilcher, 
Thomas  D.  Wisener,  and  E.  J.  Woods;  and  25- 
year  members  Devon  Anderson,  Gary  B. 
Anderson,  Warren  Ardoin,  Richard  Arriola, 
Harry  Baldridge,  Samuel  D.  Barto  Sr.,  Robert 
L.  Bates,  Roy  Boich,  Norman  R.  Bonnet, 
Truman  Brackenbury,  Leonard  M.  Brown, 
Marius  Call,  R.  L.  Cannon,  Carl  Christie,  H.  H. 
Colbert,  Robert  L.  Edney,  Kenton  Ellsworth, 
John  R.  Erickson  Sr.,  Sam  Fedelleck,  Arnol 
Freeman,  Gerald  E.  Freeman,  M.  Keith  Gardner, 
Gail  F.  Gibson,  Sanford  Gleason,  Robert  C. 
Hanson,  F.  David  Kelly,  Alton  Kephart,  Stanley 
Kosakowski,  Harvey  W.  Lish,  Howard  D. 
Loosbroock,  C.  F.  Mc  Gowen,  Adriati  Moore, 
Theodore  Mull,  Eldon  Neitling,  David  A.  Nilsen, 
Ralph  Overton,  Ronald  E.  Pulse,  James 
Ransier,  Herman  Saiaz  Jr.,  Lionel  Sloman, 
John  E.  Smith,  Donald  G.  Stewart,  Richard  B. 
Thompson,  Roger  Tufaro,  Earl  J.  Turner,  Adam 
Valerio,  Theodore  B.  Volness  and  George 

Harrisburg,  Pa. — Picture  No.  1 

Harrisburg,  Pa.— Picture  No.  2 

At  the  annual  Christmas  meeting  of  Local 
287,  pins  were  presented  to  members  having 
25  to  50  years  of  continuous  service  to  the 

Picture  No.  1  shows,  seated,  from  left:  Floyd 
H.  Brown,  25  years;  Robert  T.  Sholly,  25 
years;  Willard  Allen,  25  years;  Howard  Wise,  30 
years;  Donald  Himes,  25  years;  Kenneth  Griest, 
25  years;  Ellis  Dumas,  30  years;  and  Raymond 
Getz,  25  years. 

Standing,  from  left:  Elmer  Faur,  30  years; 
Roy  S.  Roush,  30  years;  Samuel  W.  Rowe,  30 
years;  Ross  E.  Shuman,  25  years;  B.  Donald 
Kauffman,  30  years;  Howard  Jamison,  25 
years;  and  Charles  Aurand,  25  years. 

Picture  No.  2  shows,  seated,  from  left:  Carl 
Morrow,  40  years;  Roy  Berkheiser,  40  years; 
John  Kutay,  40  years;  William  Stevick,  50 
years;  Elmer  Dixon,  45  years;  Diego  Vales,  35 
years;  Donald  Austin,  35  years;  and  Henty 
Miller,  40  years. 

Standing,  from  left:  Charles  Reinoehl,  35 
years;  Benjamin  Painter  Jr.,  35  years;  Edward 
Volkar,  35  years;  Willard  Peiffer,  40  years; 
Marlin  Hershey,  35  years;  Davin  Sholly,  35 
years;  Richard  Keller,  35  years;  Dana  Reese,  35 
years;  and  Ronald  Beane,  35  years. 

Other  members  receiving  pins  but  not 
pictured  are  as  follows:  25-year  members 
Richard  Biggs,  Larry  Brenneman,  Mac  Delancy, 
Lewis  Gerber,  Barry  Hahn,  Jesse  Hicks, 
Richard  Hurley,  and  Joseph  Penica;  30-year 
members  John  Boeshore,  James  Heiser,  Ira 
Mummert,  Steven  Reinhart,  Fred  Stevenson, 
and  Isabel  McNaughton;  35-year  members 

Daniel  Blascovich,  Herley  Dorman,  John  H. 
Enders  Jr.,  Reynolds  Glunt,  Howard  Trautman, 
David  White,  and  Eugene  Lindsey;  40-year 
members  Lloyd  Bowers,  Allen  Jones,  John 
Lahr,  and  Howard  Via;  and  45-year  members 
Harry  Lyons,  Paul  W.  Witmer  Sr.,  Roy  D. 
Witmer  Jr.,  and  George  H.  Wolpert. 


Harry  B.  Wagner  Sr.,  a  member  of 
Local  2205,  who  says  he's  never  been 
in  arrears,  recently  received  his  65- 
year  pin.  Above,  Wagner  poses  with 
his  wife. 

MARCH,     1986 


No.  1 

At  the  annual  Christmas  party  and  service 
pins  awards  night,  Local  715  conferred 
continuous  service  pins  upon  several  members. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  30-year  members,  from 
left:  Chaim  Ash,  Joseph  Friedrich,  Allan 
Fredericks,  Walter  Peal,  John  Harkins,  Charles 
Berzinec,  and  John  Casey. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  40-year  members,  from 
left:  Allen  Froschauer,  Steve  Cyglear,  Nick 
DeMarco,  Sidney  Resnick,  and  Gus  Solazzi. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Business  Representative  John  Williams, 
William  LaMorte,  Nat  Szmiga,  John  Koziol, 
George  Fehrenbacher,  with  President  John 

Picture  No.  4  shows  45-year  member 
Lawrence  Carr,  center,  with  Williams,  left,  and 
Vella,  right. 

Elizabeth,  N.J.— Picture  No.  2 




Elizabeth,  N.J.— Picture  No.  4 

Memphis,  Tenn.— Picture  No.  2 

Memphis,  Tenn.— Picture  No.  5 


Local  345  recently  held  its  annual  pin 
presentation  ceremony  in  the  Carpenters' 
Building  in  Memphis. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  20-year  members,  from 
left:  Mason  Williams,  H.  R.  Piland,  R.  E. 
McDaniels,  Gerald  H.  Bennett,  Wm.  T.  Cox  Jr., 
R.  E.  French,  I.  E.  Johnson,  and  Loy  E.  Smith. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  25-year  members  W.  T. 
David,  left,  and  Wm.  R.  James. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  30-year  members,  from 
left:  Wm.  M.  Delk,  Gerald  C.  Cox,  and  Alva 

Picture  No.  4  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Frank  J.  Bennett  Sr.,  George  H.  Daniels, 
Earl  H.  Laatsch,  and  C.  W.  Moore. 

Picture  No.  5 
shows  40-year 
members,  from  left: 
N.  C.  Brigance,  Edgar 
Duncan,  M.  E. 
Hutchens,  and  John 
W.  Lacy. 

Picture  No.  6 
shows  45-year 
members  0.  P. 
Davis,  left,  and  T.  A. 

Picture  No.  7  shows  50-year  member  W.  H. 

Picture  No.  8  shows  Representative  George 
W.  Henegar,  left,  being  presented  with  a  45- 
year  pin  by  Alva  Jackson,  Local  345  financial 

Members  receiving  pins  but  not  pictured  are 
as  follows:  20-year  members  James  E.  Black, 
J.  C.  Bradley,  W.  E.  Fortner,  M.  H.  Gentry,  H. 

D.  Harrison,  J.  A.  Parsons  Jr.,  W.  F. 
Sturdivant,  and  J.  L.  Traver;  25-year  members 
R.  H.  Ales,  Simon  0.  Ervin,  Woodson  Harris, 
Revis  Lockhart,  V.  B.  McAlister,  H.  T. 
McMillen,  Clarence  Rhea,  T.  H.  Shelton,  H.  H. 
Smith,  and  James  E.  White;  30-year  members 
Charles  L.  Barton,  C.  M.  Burns,  G.  L.  Coley, 
C.  F.  Holloway,  David  J.  Jones,  D.  L.  Laster, 

E.  D.  Lee  Jr.,  J.  E.  Lyons,  Ben  Morris,  C.  V. 
O'Neil,  T.  E.  Pennington,  M.  E.  Ratliff,  Ira  D. 
Stewart,  and  Willie  Lee  Woods;  35-year 
members  F.  E.  Cook,  J.  D.  Gentry,  A.  H. 
Jones  Jr.,  J.  H.  Littlejohn,  James  T.  Moore,  J. 
R.  Thurman,  and  E.  J.  White;  40-year 
members  Grady  Hart,  Herman  Houston,  H.  P. 
Jones,  and  John  T.  Lyon;  45-year  members  E. 

F.  Culp,  H.  A.  Kellum,  J.  S.  Lowe,  Louie 
Powell,  and  Frank  White;  and  50-year  members 
E.  L.  Adcock  and  J.  W.  Vaughn. 

Picture  No.  7 




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

First  Canadian  Club 
Chartered  in  BC 

In  January,  a  group  of  retired  carpenters 
met  in  Victoria  to  form  the  first  UBC  Retirees 
Club  in  Canada,  Retirees  Club  53.  The  broth- 
ers who  attended  this  historic  meeting  are 
all  long-time  members  of  the  Brotherhood 
and  include  past  business  agents,  recording 
secretaries,  trustees,  vice  presidents,  and 
other  officers  of  the  union  including  retired 
general  executive  board  member  E.  T.  "Al" 
Staley  who  is  also  a  past  president  of  Local 
1598,  Victoria,  B.C. 

Victoria  is  noted  for  being  the  retirement 
capital  of  Canada,  a  fitting  location  for  the 
first  Brotherhood  retirees  club  in  Canada. 

Tool  Collector  Enriches  Indiana  Museum 

Charter  members  of  Retirees  Club  53,  Vic- 
toria, B.C.,  pictured  above  are,  from  left. 
Glen  Eby;  Rick  Ferrill,  past  business 
agent;  Wally  Silberhorn;  Jack  Schellen- 
berg;  Bob  Curry;  and  Peter  Tolen.  Stand- 
ing, from  left,  are  Gordon  Paddon,  past 
trustee;  George  Lovgren;  Del  Porteous, 
past  conducter;  Ivor  Moline;  Guy  Packard; 
Art  Kilgore,  past  recording  secretary  and 
vice  president;  Helmut  Arnkens;  Bill 
Weavers,  past  recording  secretary;  Morris 
Sobie;  Jim  Sawyer,  past  business  agent; 
Sam  Elrose;  and  E.T.  "Al"  Staley. 

Five  generations  of  carpenters  can  accu- 
mulate an  awful  lot  of  planes,  braces,  and 
hammers.  Just  ask  Kenneth  Jordan,  a  retired 
member  of  Local  232,  Ft.  Wayne,  Ind.  He 
recently  donated  his  collection  of  over  100 
antique  carpentry  and  woodworking  tools  to 
the.  Noble  County  Historical  Society.  The 
collection  began  with  the  tools  used  by  his 
grandfather  who  came  to  the  States  from 
England  in  1888.  He  had  learned  carpentry 
skills  at  the  knee  of  his  father,  who,  in  turn, 
had  been  taught  by  his  father — Jordan's 
great-great-grandfather.  One  of  Jordan's  most 
prized  possessions,  a  weathered  journal 
started  by  this  great-great-grandfather  in 
May  1878,  contains  information  about  each 
work  day,  including  the  day's  appointments, 
business  transactions,  and  the  prices  of  ma- 
terials and  services.  Jordan's  great-grand- 
father later  used  the  same  journal. 

The  tools  in  the  collection  have  come  from 
his  family,  people  he  has  worked  with,  and 
his  trips  to  sales  and  flea  markets.  Brother 
Jordan  will  tell  you  about  the  set  of  20 
different  wooden  planes  that  he  has  cleaned 
and  restored  to  almost-new  condition.  He 
bought  them  for  less  than  their  early  1800s 
price.  He  also  has  an  American  broad  ax 
from  the  late  1700s,  an  all- wooden  brace 
made  in  Sheffield,  England,  and  a  rare  set 
of  bits,  still  in  the  original  leather  sheath.  A 
study  of  early  American  tools  has  convinced 
Jordan  that  his  collection  is  pretty  compre- 
hensive, including  a  sampling  of  almost  ev- 
ery kind  of  carpentry  and  woodworking  tool 
used  by  early  settlers. 

Jordan  says  he  will  miss  having  the  tool 
collection  nearby.  He's  worked  carefully 
over  the  last  20  years  to  preserve  and  restore 
each  tool — and  he's  enjoyed  being  able  to 
use  some  of  them  in  his  own  projects.  But 
since  he  retired,  he  arid  his  wife  have  been 


A  recent  letter  to  the  General  Sec- 
retary raised  a  question  regarding 
membership  in  retirees'  clubs.  Daniel 
T.  Reynolds,  recording  secretary  for 
Retirees  Club  2  in  Kansas  City,  Kan., 
wrote  to  ask  if  the  widows  of  UBC 
members  were  eligible  for  member- 
ship in  a  UBC  retirees  club.  His  letter 
has  been  answered  individually,  but 
we  thought  there  may  be  some  others 
out  there  with  the  same  question:  yes, 
widows  of  UBC  members  are  wel- 
come to  enjoy  the  activities  and  priv- 
ileges of  membership. 

Kenneth  Jordan  makes  a  final  examination 
of  his  extensive  tool  collection. 

spending  their  winters  in  Texas  and  their 
summers  in  Wisconsin  and  Jordan  has  wor- 
ried about  the  safety  of  his  collection. 

What  better  way  to  ensure  its  safety  and 
relieve  his  worries  than  to  donate  the  col- 
lection to  a  museum?  Jordan  welcomed  the 
opportunity  to  share  his  hobby  through  a 
display  in  the  Old  Jail  Museum  in  Noble 
County.  The  tools  have  all  been  recorded 
and  labeled  for  the  viewer's  information, 
and  now  a  bit  of  the  past  is  on  display  for 
the  community. 

Kansas  City  Retirees 
Share  Their  Blessings 

Last  Christmas  the  members  of  Retirees 
Club  3,  Kansas  City,  Kan.,  spread  more 
than  just  good  cheer  in  their  community. 
The  group  sent  out  23  checks  for  $60  to 
needy  members  of  the  District  Council.  They 
got  suggestions  from  business  agents  and 
other  members,  and  were  able  to  make 
Christmas  a  Uttle  merrier  for  those  less 

The  club  continued  their  concern  for  oth- 
ers into  the  new  year  by  sending  a  check 
for  $200  to  the  Louisiana  Pacific  strike  fund. 

Club  No.  11  Holds  Annual  Dinner 

Retirees'  Club  Number  11  brings  together  those  from  Local  4, 
Davenport,  Iowa,  and  Local  166,  Rock  Island,  III.,  for  a  variety 
of  activities.  A  recent  event  was  the  annual  dinner  for  retirees. 
Members  of  the  committee  who  planned  the  dinner  are  pictured 
above,  front  row,  from  left,  Bernard  Rowe,  club  president;  Bill 
Fox,  secretary;  Hank  Bennett;  Gwyn  Hughes,  treasurer,  and 
Marcel  VandeWalle,  financial  secretary.  Back  row,  from  left, 
are  Bill  Aringdale,  business  agent  for  Local  4;  and  Weldon 

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jobless  except  a  handful  in  Alaska  and 
Puerto  Rico — are  receiving  benefits. 

It  is  not  just  the  long-term  jobless 
who  are  adversely  affected,  he  pointed 
out.  Many  of  those  trying  to  survive 
without  benefits  are  the  ones  who  never 
get  on  the  rolls  because  of  "harsh 
disqualification  measures,"  or  who  lose 
their  eligibility  prematurely. 

"It  is  unconscionable  that  the  em- 
ployers who  fought  tooth-and-nail  to 

make  the  unemployment  compensation 
laws  more  restrictive  are  now  being 
rewarded  by  substantial  slashes  in  their 
unemployment  insurance  taxes,"  Seid- 
man  stressed. 

The  drive  to  lower  employers'  insur- 
ance costs  is  being  paced  by  California, 
which  will  chop  its  rate  almost  24%  this 
year.  In  Massachusetts,  employers  will 
pay  16%  less  in  unemployment  taxes  in 
1986  than  they  did  last  year,  and  only 
half  as  much  as  they  did  in  1984.  Ari- 
zona is  lowering  its  rate  15%  from  the 
1985  level. 

The  disclosure  of  the  state  action 
came  as  the  Center  on  Budget  and 
Policy  Priorities  was  reporting  that  only 
32.6%  of  the  jobless  got  benefits  last 
year.  The  study,  based  on  an  analysis 
of  Labor  Department  data,  emphasized 
that  this  was  the  lowest  level  of  benefit 
payments  since  the  program  was  inau- 
gurated in  the  depths  of  the  Great  De- 
pression of  the  1930s. 

Unemployment  insurance  coverage 
last  year  was  "dramatically  less"  than 
at  any  time  in  the  1970s,  according  to 
John  Bickerman,  the  center's  research 

"The  5.6  million  persons  without 
benefits  was  more  than  2  million  per- 
sons greater  than  in  any  year  in  the 
1970s,"  Bickerman  pointed  out,  and 
was  almost  unchanged  from  1982,  when 
unemployment  hit  double-digit  levels  at 
the  bottom  of  the  Reagan  Recession. 

The  center  blamed  much  of  the  drop 
in  coverage  on  the  Administration's 
decision,  in  which  Congress  concurred, 
to  end  the  supplemental  compensation 
program  in  March  1985.  That  program 
provided  payments  for  an  additional  8 
to  14  weeks  to  jobless  workers  who  had 
exhausted  all  other  benefits.  Elimina- 
tion of  the  supplemental  program  drove 
340,000  of  the  unemployed  from  the 
benefit  rolls. 

Although  present  law  permits  jobless 
workers  to  draw  benefits  for  a  maximum 
of  26  weeks,  Bickerman  said,  many 
jobless  workers  fail  to  qualify  for  the 
maximum  "as  a  result  of  tougher  eli- 
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during  their  four-year  course  of  study.  You 
should  tell  your  doctor  about  your  Job,  what 
you  might  be  exposed  to,  and  what  you 
know  about  the  hazards  of  those  exposures. 
Exposures  on  previous  jobs  may  also  be 
important  due  to  the  long  latency  period  of 
most  cancers.  By  letting  the  doctor  know 
what  may  have  caused  your  cancer,  it  could 
help  him  or  her  identify  possible  cancer 
hazards  in  the  workplace  and  prevent  future 
cancers  for  other  workers.  It  also  will  help 
you  collect  evidence  for  later  workers'  com- 
pensation claims. 


For  more  information  on  cancer  in  the 
workplace  you  should  read: 

Cancer  and  the  Worker.  Phyllis  Lehman, 
third  printing  1978,  New  York  Academy 
of  Sciences  (2  East  63rd  St.,  New  York, 
New  York  10021),  $5,50  including 
postage,  A  short  easy  to  read 
introduction  to  cancer  in  the  workplace. 

"Everything  Doesn't  Cause  Cancer." 
National  Cancer  Institute  pamphlet, 
NIH  No.  80-2039,  available  from  NCI 
(Bldg.  31-A,  Room  10A18,  9000 
Wisconsin  Ave.,  Bethesda,  Maryland 

Other  Sources  of  Cancer 

National  Cancer  Institute,  Bldg.  31-A,  Room 
10A18.  9000  Wisconsin  Ave..  Bethesda, 
Maryland  20205  (301/496-5583).  Cancer  com- 
munications-information office  will  answer 
any  questions  you  have  about  cancer  and 
its  causes.  Also  publishes  a  bibhography  on 
cancer  in  the  workplace.  (NIH  Publication 
No,  81-2001). 

Carcinogen  Information  Program.  (P.O,  Box 
6057,  St.  Louis,  Missouri  56139).  The  pro- 
gram has  produced  a  series  of  18  short 
bulletins  alerting  the  public  to  hazards  from 
cancer-causing  chemicals.  They  can  be  ob- 
tained free  by  writing  to  the  program.  The 
program  also  will  answer  written  requests 
for  information  about  hazards. 

UBC  Safety  and  Health  Department.  The 

International  has  its  own  Safety  and  Health 
staff  in  the  Industrial  Department  which  can 
help  you  search  for  information  on  possible 
carcinogens  and  on  cancer  in  the  workplace. 
They  have  an  extensive  library  and  access 
to  computer  data  banks.  Also,  the  original 
version  of  this  article  in  booklet  form  may 
be  obtained  from  the  safety  and  health  staff. 
Contact  Joe  Durst,  United  Brotherhood  of 
Carpenters,  101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W., 
Washington,  D.C.  20001,  or  call  202/546- 
6206.  UiJf; 

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The  following  list  of  790  deceased  members  and  spouses  represents 
a  total  of  $1,398,917.24  death  claims  paid  in  December  1985;  (s) 
following  name  in  listing  indicates  spouse  of  members. 

Local  Union,  City 

3    Wheeling,  WV — John  Freeman,  Mary  Homer  (s), 
Olis  W.  Thomberry. 

7  Minneapolis,  MN — Evelyn  J.  Hanson  (s),  Norbert 

8  Philadelphia,  PA — Leonard  Alberto,  Mario  L.  Ven- 
triglia.  Paul  J.  Carberry,  Wilfred  Vaudreuil. 

9  Buffalo,  NY— George  Mellors. 

10    Chicago,  IL — Glenn  E.  Prescott,  Hershel  E.  Wingo, 

John  Schlau,  Theodore  C.  Lauterbach. 
U    Cleveland,  OH— Fred  N.  Singer. 

12  Syracuse,  NY — Joseph  Angeloro. 

13  Chicago,  IL — Emma  Chavez  (s). 

14  San  Antonio,  TX — Oscar  Fulghum,  Jr. 

15  Hackensack,  NJ — Bemt  S.  Bemtsen,  Edward  Edone, 
Elin  E.  Newquist  (s). 

16  Springfield,  IL — Nerval  Franklin  Melton. 

17  Bronx,  NY — Edward  Kamer,  Eric  Laaksonen,  Jo- 
siah  Whyte,  Mabel  Torjesen  (s).  Mina  Crisafulli  (s). 

20  New  York,  NY — Dominick  Ellera,  Elmer  Sandberg, 
Nels  Odson,  Russell  McAuliffe,  Sebastian  Leonardi. 

22  San  Francisco,  CA — Audie  Vick,  Charles  Smoot, 
DaJe  Dyzbaiys.  George  W.  Price. 

24  Central,  CT— Anthony  J.  Raccio.  Frank  Hoben, 
George  Bartis,  Joseph  Fow. 

27  Toronto,  Ont.,  CAN— Charles  H.  Bambrough.  Fer- 
nando Debrito,  Gerald  F.  Hawkins,  Joseph  P.  Camp- 

28  Missoula,  MT— Fred  Engel,  Robert  L.  Johnson. 

30  New  London,  CT — Helen  Briggs  (s),  Onesime  Maur- 

31  Trenton,  NJ— William  J.  Driver,  Sr. 

33  Boston,  MA— Clifford  S.  Bennett.  Thomas  M.  Ken- 

34  Oakland,  CA— Melvin  E.  Crawford. 

36  Oakland,  CA— Arthur  E.  Helmkamp,  Arthur  L. 
Fain,  Francis  J.  Siegle.  Georg  Klehs,  Henry  Orde- 
man,  James  Smith,  Jr.,  John  J.  Bossert,  Mickey  W. 
Werb,  Roy  D.  Reeves,  Russell  H.  Bishop. 

54  Chicago,  IL — Paul  Majka. 

55  Denver,  CO — Adam  J.  Schamberger.  Carl  E.  Borge- 
son,  Francis  Stephan,  Joseph  D.  Gunnoe,  Lloyd  L. 

58  Chicago,  Il^-Carl  G.  Carison,  Kenneth  Ries,  Peter 
F.  Mausolf. 

60  Indiananpolis,  IN— Allen  R.  Smith,  Ary  M.  Heck, 
Janyce  D.  Ellis  (s),  Raymond  E.  Gee,  Walter  L. 

62    Chicago,  Il^Paul  Bert  Olson. 

64  Louisville,  KY — Delma  D.  Sullivan,  Lois  Ann  Nu- 
gent (s),  McKJnley  Thurman,  Sr. 

66  Olean,  NY— Christine  J.  Palmer  (s),  Edith  F.  Fanton 
(s),  Elton  E.  Carlson. 

73  St.  Louis,  MO— Joe  B.  Touchstone. 

74  Chattanooga,  TN— Homer  T.  Johnson,  Leon  W. 
Moore,  Jr. 

76    Hazelton,  PA — Thomas  Buglio. 

80    Chicago,  IL — Lorraine  O.  Kapel  (s),  Plinio  Pagni. 

87  St.  Paul,  MN— Doris  L.  Mohr  (s),  Elaine  Behm  (s), 
Frank  Fredrickson,  Harold  Danielson.  John  Lib- 
hardt,  Julia  Priebe  (s),  Lloyd  M.  Collins,  Merrill  W. 
Phillips,  Milton  H.  Braatz,  Oscar  Morseth. 

90  Cvansville,  IN — Lillie  Marie  Huey  (s),  Rayetta  Hughes 
(s).  Sharon  Smitley  (s). 

91  Racine,  WI— Walter  Koch. 

94    Providence,  RI — James  White. 
98    Spokane,  WA — Carmin  L.  Bemiss,  Charles  D.  At- 
kmson.  Homer  L.  Stumbough,  Robert  L.  Mallette. 

100  Muskegon,  MI— Edgar  York. 

101  Baltimore,  MD— Claude  J.  Buckmaster. 

104  Dayton,  OH— John  W.  Bafs.  Kirtley  Humphrey. 

105  Qevdand,  OH— James  R.  Rastatter,  John  D.  Walker, 

106  Des  Moines,  lA — Clair  R.  Roberts,  Doris  Louise 
Trower  (s). 

108  Springfield,  MA — Joseph  Leo  Ducharme. 

109  Sheffield,  AL— George  R.  Randolph,  Hobson  Price. 

110  St.  Joseph,  MO— Ethe!  Hetherington  (s).  Nelson  A. 
Wright,  Rcy  B.  Hetherington. 

111  Lawrence,  MA — Susan  A.  Roberge  (s). 

112  Butte,  MT— Ord  Mitchell. 

114    East  Detroit,  MI— Wilfred  Hansen. 

116    Bay  City,  MI— Geraldine  L.  Jones  (s). 

118    Detroit,  MI— Ben  Stime,  Lawton  L.  Dodd.  Lorene 

Ostrander  (s).  Nicholas  Yekin.  Walfred  T.  Naasko, 

Zemery  G.  Harden. 
120    Utica,  NY— Alfred  Monopoli. 
122    Philadelphia,  PA— Elizabeth  J.  Coffin  (s),  Joseph 

Varley,  Stephen  Seger. 
124    Passaic,  NJ — Antonio  Buonocore,  Joseph  J.  Tam- 

buro.  Thomas  Walmsley. 

131  SeatUe,  WA— Curren  Troy  Collins,  Henry  W. 
Schneider,  Hilda  J.  Swensen  (s),  James  R.  Dunn, 
Louis  V.  Benson,  Lutie  Lee  Williams  (s),  Ronald 
W.  Hoefer,  William  A.  Chramosta. 

132  Washington,  DC— Elizabeth  Green  (s),  Harold  C. 
Beacom,  John  W.  Skinner. 

141  Chicago,  IL — George  Pearson. 

142  Pittsburgh,  PA— Esther  A.  Lander  (s). 
162    San  Mateo,  CA — Joan  Arlene  Reeves  (s). 

165  Pittsburgh,  PA— Albert  S.  Wilson,  Anthony  J.  Mar- 

Local  Union,  dry 

168    Kansas  City,  KS— Edward  Kvaternik. 

171    Youngstown,   OH — George   Schuller.   Grace   Mae 

Baldwin  (s). 
174    Joliet,    IL— Clarence   A.    Weidemann,   James   A. 

Knowles,  Roy  P.  Stellwagen. 

180  VaUejo,  CA— Carl  Jones. 

181  Chicago,  IL— Carl  Fred  Swanson.  Willard  O.  Nor- 

182  Cleveland,  OH — Herbert  Andrew  Wachsman,  Jo- 
seph J.  Podlena,  Robert  M.  Roy. 

183  Peoria,  Il^-Charies  L.  Kuntz. 

184  Salt  Lake  City,  UT— Ellis  J.  Seeds,  Emily  K.  Ellerbe 
(s),  Herman  B.  Jensen. 

190    Klamath  Falls,  OR— Samuel  V.  Ellis. 
195    Pern,  IL— Alvin  H.  Retat. 

198  DaUas,  TX— Beverly  Abbott  (s),  Claudia  Hedgecock 
(s).  Warren  G.  FInster,  William  Jessie  Fields. 

200  Columbus,  OH— Dwight  Wilcox,  Ellen  Irene  Shan- 
non (s),  William  E.  Lowe. 

201  Wichita,  KS— Charies  L.  Byfield.  Wilbur  G.  Strain. 

210  Stamford,  CT— Joseph  L.  Cadrin,  Joseph  Michael 
Cheney,  Mary  S.  Strate  (s),  William  Hardy. 

211  Pittsburgh,  PA — Samuel  Hollenberger,  Jr. 

213  Houston,  TX— Edgar  L.  Mathews,  Sr.,  Floyd  Frank- 
lin Parker,  Harry  Louis  Zedler,  June  J.  Phelps  (s), 
Violet  Anna  Mcllveen  (s),  William  Henry  Morris. 

218    Boston,  MA — Ernest  L.  Nelson. 

220    Wallace,  ID— Edward  J.  Lannen. 

223  NashvUle,  TN— David  Walter  Dement,  Jr.,  William 
Lindell  Robertson. 

225  Atlanta,  GA — Charies  Starcher,  Frank  O.  Edmon- 
son, George  Brumfield,  Sr.,  Henry  Curtis  George, 
Sr.,  John  H.  Harrelson. 

229  Glens  Falls,  NY— Wilson  M.  Stanton. 

230  Pittsburgh,  PA— Charies  R.  Shumaker.  Robert  G. 

235     Riverside,  CA — John  T.  Unrue. 

246  New  York,  NY— Nathan  Schneider. 

247  Portland,  OR— Carl  A.  Larson,  Giles  B.  Richardson, 
Lorents  A.  Lorenzen,  Milford  M.  Spier,  Octa  Ellen 
Duggins  (s),  Olav  B.  Emberland,  S.  J.  Schulthies, 
Selma  V.  Bailey  (s). 

250    Lake  Forest,  Il^-Clarence  Ollie  Tucker. 

256  Savannah,  GA — Beasley  E.  Austin,  Eugene  E.  Pur- 

257  New  York,  NY — Axel  Johnson,  Elaine  Altevogt  (s). 
Nils  Hanson,  Ture  Roslund. 

260    Berkshire  County,  MA — John  Ericksen. 

264  Milwaukee,  WI — Arnold  C.  Pennebecker,  Carl  L. 
F*feifer,  William  Crawford. 

265  Saugerties,  NY— Bemice'F.  Hill  (s). 

267  Dresden,  OH— Clarence  R.  Swank. 

268  Sharon,  PA— Joseph  Fieri. 

272    Chicago  Heights,  IL — Mary  Perino  (s). 

275     Newton,  MA— Fred  Atwell,  William  Danforth. 

278     Watertown,  NY— Oliver  T.  Raymond. 

280  Niagara-Gen  &  Vic,  NY— Donald  B.  Eaton.  Joseph 
R.  Falsetti. 

281  Binghampton,  NY — Erving  B.  Lambert. 

287  Harrisburg,  PA— Elvin  C.  Zielinski,  Ethel  B.  Ross 
(s),  Margaret  A.  Miller  (s),  Virginia  A.  Witmer  (s). 

296  Brooklyn,  NY— Peter  Moland. 

297  Kalamazoo,  MI— Richard  A.  Ritter. 

302  Huntington,  WV— Amos  Oney,  Clarence  R.  Thomp- 
son, Emogene  Saunders  (s). 

304  Denison,  TX — Elmer  Harlan  Johnson,  Lester  Lee 

316  San  Jose,  CA — Clifford  Richardson,  Glenn  L.  Seger. 

317  Aberdeen,  WA — Leo  A.  Sabanski. 
324     Waco,  TX— Edwin  Wolske. 

329  Oklahoma  City,  OK— Ernest  Allen  McAlister,  Wil- 
liam H.  Falvey. 

333  New  Kensington,  PA — Francis  E.  Melts. 

334  Saginaw,  MI— Clyde  E.  Shaw. 

335  Grand  Rapids,  MI — George  Nelson  Van  Lente, 
Hannes  E.  Rantala. 

338    Seattle,  WA— Etta  S.  Morehouse  (s),  Russell  More- 
340    Hagerstown,  MD — Virginia  L.  Swain  (s). 
342    Pawtucket,  RI — Emile  Racine. 

344  Waukesha,  WI — Mason  W.  Christianson. 

345  Memphis,  TN— Clifton  O.  Smith,  Dolores  Jeanette 
Cox  (s). 

348    New  York,  NY— Gloria  J.  Petrilli  (s),  William  Wii- 

350    New  Rochelle,  NY — Giuseppe  Cozzi. 
354    Gilroy,  CA— George  V.  Watts.  Joseph  H.  Young. 
359    Philadelphia,  PA— Cecelia  A.   Foley  {s).  Charies 

Guenst,  Ernest  Schoeck.  Frank  DeTommaso. 
370    Albany,  NY— Elizabeth  Schidzick  (s),  George  Van- 

denhouten,  Nacy  J.  Petralia,  Norman  E.  Wensley, 

Robert  I.  Barnes. 
374    Buffalo,  NY — Louis  Montemage. 
379    Texarkana,  TX— Marguriette  Annie  Rider  (s). 
388    Richmond,  VA— Willie  Lee  Woods  (s). 
393    Camden,  NJ— May  U.  Fair  (s). 

399  Phillipsburg,  NJ— Edward  O.  Osmun,  Salvadore 

400  Omaha,  NB— Clara  A.  Sweetman  (s).  Clyde  Ed- 
monds. Frank  L.  Sutton,  Gerald  V.  Vermuele. 

luxai  UmioM.  City 

403  Alexandria,  LA — Clem  Roy. 

404  Lake  Co,  OH— Charles  J .  Winters,  Charies  Susman, 
Esther  M.  Ritari  (s),  Fred  L.  Kitley. 

407  Lewiston,  ME — Louis  Parent. 

411  San  Angelo,  TX— Mae  Dell  Austin  (s). 

413  South  Bend,  IN— Earl  E.  Yeagley,  Ellis  M.  Hem- 

inger,  Frank  E.  Sailer. 

422  New  Brighton,  PA— Edward  Blanarik. 

424  Hingham,  MA— William  H.  Weston. 

433  Belleville,  IL — David  H.  Gronemeyer,  William  L. 

G.  Hauck. 

452  Vancouver  BC,  CAN— Gina  Bellio  (s). 

453  Auburn,  NY — John  L  .  Bciier. 

454  Philadelphia,  PA — John  J.  Sorensen. 

455  Somerville,  NJ — Anna  Susko  (s),  Elias  H.  Sutton. 
465  Chester  County,  PA — Lewis  E.  Thomas. 

469  Cheyenne,  WY— Gran  L.  Loshbaugh. 

470  Tacoma,  WA— Gotthilf  B.  Mueller,  Harold  Vik, 
Hildegard  Martha  Strautman  (s).  James  Beckman, 
Judith  C.  Burke  (s). 

480    Freeburg,  IL — Edward  Nowicki. 
515     Colorado  Springs,  CO — Elred  Bolger. 
517    Portland,  ME— Ethel  Bergh  (s). 

530  Los  Angeles,  CA — Conrad  E.  Freudiger,  Erik  Algot 

531  New  York,  NY— Bernard  Forde. 

541  Washington,  PA — Joseph  Martin  Kendgia. 

543  Mamaroneck,  NY— Charles  Trifiletti. 

550  Oakland,  CA— Fred  Hobbs,  George  A.  George, 
George  E.  White,  Salvatore  A.  Russeo. 

556  MeadviUe,  PA— Evelyn  H.  Getty  (s),  Walter  F.  Biel. 

557  Bozeman,  MT — John  Malcolm  Nickey. 

558  Ehnhurst,  IL— Harold  J.  Kane. 
563  Glendale,  CA— Leona  W.  Raia  {s). 
565  Elkhart,  IN— Elaine  U.  Essig(s). 

569    Pascagoula,  MS — Arthur  C.  Hawthorne. 
586    Sacramento,  CA — George  H.  Pino,  Orville  J.  imel, 
Wilbur  C.  Wolfe. 

599  Hammond,  IN — Albert  Delibertis,  Anton  Felker. 

600  Lehigh  VaUey,  PA— William  D.  Leiby. 

606    Va  Eveleth,  MN— Delia  Signe  Bodas  (s).  Donald  C. 

608    New  York,  NY— Hans  Thorkelsen,  Joseph  Malczyn- 

610    Port  Arthur,  TX— James  B.  Barclay. 

621  Bangor,  ME— Carroll  A.  Harris. 

622  Waco,  TX— Lloyd  G.  Hayes,  Walter  A.  Skipworth, 
William  L.  Scott. 

623  Atlantic  County,  NJ — Horace  Sampson. 

624  Brockton,  MA— Fred  Littlefield. 

625  Manchester,  NH — Simonne  C.  Racicot  (s),  Sylvio  I. 

626  WUmington,  DE^Joseph  M.  Wright.  Lloyd  V.  Kil- 
len.  Walter  Kistenmacher. 

627  Jacksonville,  FL — Leslie  A.  Moore. 

634  Salem,  IL— William  Howard  Phillips. 

635  Boise,  ID— Clarence  E.  Newell. 
640    Metropolis,  BL — Frank  L.  Werner. 

642  Richmond,  CA — Robert  Elvin  L^mun,  Robert  Ver- 
non Wise. 

657    Sheboygan,  WI— Hans  Fischer. 

660    Sprin^ld,  OH— Herbert  F.  Grant,  Hobert  N.  Boggs. 

665    AmariUo,  TX— Woodrow  Wilson  Byars. 

668  Palo  Alto,  CA — Andrew  S.  Feltrop.  Raymond  Tay- 

690    Little  Rock,  AR— B.  E.  Butler. 

696    Tampa,  FL— Johann  Haase. 

701    Fresno,  CA— John  T.  Cargill,  Warren  G.  Cox 

704  Jackson,  MI— Harold  G.  Foster. 

705  Lorain,  OH— Elmer  J.  Schoff. 

710    Long  Beach,  CA— Dorothy  G.  Hahn  (s).  Jerry  E. 

715    Elizabeth,  NJ — John  Kalamen,  Warren  Schieren- 

beck,  William  Heffernan. 
721     Los  Angeles,  CA— Joseph  W.   Shields,  Walter  V. 

725    Litchfield,  Il^Wm.  Fenwick  Nelson. 

739  Cincinnati,  OH — Louis  Kramer. 

740  New  York,  NY — Abraham  Goldberg.  Agnes  Mc- 
Cartney (s). 

743    Bakersfield,  CA — Lee  J.  Larios,  Miley  Mae  Davis 

745    Honolulu,   HI — Nishibata   Soichi.   Tatsumi   Nagai, 

Toshitsuka  Oshiro. 
747    Oswego,  NY — Byran  Rurey. 
751    Santa  Rosa,  CA — Georgia  Lucille  Lovelace  (s). 
753    Beaumont,  TX— Paul  Jack  Zoch. 

755  Superior,  WI — Ernest  A.  Linder,  Violet  F.  Carlson 

756  Bellingham,  WA— Everett  A.  Becker. 
763    Enid,  OK— Melvin  S.  Martin. 

767  Ottumwa,  lA— William  Ralph  Agee. 

769  Pasadena,  CA — Marjorie  Velma  Jensen  (s). 

770  Yakima,  WA — Florence  M.  Cosgrove  (s). 
790  Dixon,  II^Robert  S.  Sines. 

792    Rockford,  IL— Barbara  Jean  Anderson  (s). 

821    Springfield,  NJ — Andrew  Gentry.  Henry  Lemanski. 

Joseph  E.  Poda.  Jr. 
832    Beatrice,  NE — Leland  Morris. 
839    Des  Plaines,  H^Anna  H.  Doniea  (s),  Conrad  F. 


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844  Canoga  Park.  CA— Flora  Elizabeth  Sparks  (s).  Wall 
J    Gwi;izdowski 

845  Clirion  Heighb.  PA— Fred  Weisthedcl,  Richard  F 

848    San  Bruno,  CA— Frank  A   Quadros. 
8S7    Tucson.  AZ— Ethel  B.  Echnoz  (si.  George  Marble. 
Viola  McCormick  Clark  (s). 

899  Parker^burg.  WV A— Howard  L    Deever.  Jr. 

900  Alloona.  PA— Evans  HIte,  Sr 

902  Brooklyn.  NY— Antonio  Sanloro.  Edward  Callegari. 
George  Bayer.  Hjalmar  Johnson.  Mathilde  Johansen 
(s).  Pedro  Santos.  Richard  Klosc. 

904    JacksonviUe.  IL — Fred  M.  Simmons 

906  GiendaJe.  AZ— Floyd  R.  Cole.  Keith  J  Mulholland, 
Marcella  M.  Goelz  (s). 

916     Aurora.  IL— Lloyd  Vest 

925    Salinas.  CA— Charles  Kiso. 

932     Peru.  IN— William  L.  Cree. 

940    Sandusky,  OH— Zeldon  E   Mesnard. 

943    Tulsa,  OK— Hughey  Coughran, 

953  Lake  Charles,  LA— Charles  W.  Johnson.  Louis  Ed- 
ward Hatsfelt.  Sr. 

955    Applelon.  WI— Edward  C   Besaw 

958     Marquette,  MI— Kenneth  A-  Montagna. 

971     Reno,  NV— Raybum  M.  Brown, 

973  Texas  City,  TX— Dan  P   Ray 

974  Baltimore.  MD— Hugh  F  Coylc.  Jr..  Minika  T. 
Pedersen  (s), 

976    Marion,  OH — Lester  Leroy  Stiner, 

978    Springfield.  MO— Junior  F.  Dyson, 

981     Petaluma.  C A— Frank  Donahue 

998    Royal  Oak,  MI— Frank  L.  Jones.  George  Pihajlich. 

Harold  V,  Turner.  Sharon  Schnell  (si. 
1000    Tampa.  FL— Elberta  Miller  Johnson  (s), 

1026  Miami.  FL — Conrad  Bothun.  Kermit  Tindell. 

1027  Chkago.  IL — Abnim  Goldberg.  Jacob  Gordon.  James 
L-  Jones 

1042     Plaltsburgh,  NY— Hazel  Gough  (si 

1050  Philadelphia,  PA — Benjamin  Lorenzo.  Salvatore 

1052  Hollywood,  CA — Gerald  Momson.  Joseph  Alfred 

1059    Schuylkill  County,  PA— Frank  Marcolla 

1062  Santa  Barbara,  CA— Daniel  L.  Wnght.  Marguerite 
Masonheimer  (s). 

1067     Port  Huron.  MI— Girvan  Kerr 

1073    Philadelphia.  PA— John  Calhoun.  William  Shaffer. 

1097     Longview.  TX— Howard  A,  Finley, 

1100     Flagstaff,  AZ— Frank  Abbatte 

1102  Detroit,  MI— Betty  Jackson  (s).  Fred  S,  Larson. 
Harold  A,  O'Neil.  Hector  McGregor.  Patrick  Brown. 

IIIM    Tyler.  TX— Hershel  Edwin  Newman, 

1108    Cleveland.  OH— Leonard  A    Van, 

1120     Portland.  OR— Joe  Baricevic.  John  H,  McConnell. 

1138    Toledo,  OH— Mae  Bell  Reifert  (s).  Roy  Smith. 

1140  San  Pedro,  CA— Amelia  Marotta  (si.  Charles  Lan- 

1145  Washington,  DC— William  F   Walker, 

1146  Green  Bay,  WI — Joseph  Hendncks.  Joseph  Nichols, 

1147  Roseville.  CA — Jacob  Kramer.  Leo  Lorenson. 
1149    San  Francisco,  CA — Frank  W,  Durgin.  Jr,.  Nelson 

A,  Wnghl, 
1151     Thunder  Bay,  ON  CAN— Phyllis  Morden  (s). 
1155    Columbus,  IN — Leonard  J,  Brewer, 
1164    New  York,  NY — Louis  Casamassima, 
1176    Fargo,  ND— Leo  E,  Washlock, 
1184    Seattle,  WA— Albert  Simmons.  Donald  A,  Kiehl- 

bauch.  Isaac  McDonald.  Walter  W,  Anderson, 
1207     Charleston.  WV  A— Alice  R    McClain  (s), 
1227     Ironwood,  MI— Jack  V    Maltson 
1235     Modesto,  CA— Gerald  D   Brown 

1240  Oroville,  CA— Jessie  M.  Anglin  (s), 

1241  Columbus,  OH — James  A.  Kilbarger, 

1245    Carlsbad,  NM — David  L.  Long.  Ernie  E.  Brown. 

Ralph  Thornton.  William  F,  Noms. 
1258  Pocatello.  ID— Thomas  H,  Phillips. 
1266     Austin.  TX— Richard  M,  Franklin, 

1274  Decatur,  Al^Robcrt  H.  Garrett, 

1275  Clearwater.  Ft^Eveline  Carlton  (si.  Ralph  Ander- 

1277  Bend,  OR— Ray  A,  Markham. 

1278  Gainesville,  FU-George  W    Harris 

1296    San  Diego,  CA — Frank  Moedl.  Frank  V,  Loveday. 

Leon  Palasik.  fjwen  Martin  Stephens. 
1301     Monroe,  MI — Ivan  Johnson,  Jason  S.  King, 
1307     Evaaston,  IL — Rosalie  Anderson  (si, 
1319    Albuquerque,   NM — Fernando   Lopez.   Florah   M, 

Andrews  (s).  Harvey  A,  Varley, 
1323    Monterey,  CA — Miguel  M,  Morales. 
1325    Edmonton  AB,  CAN — Christian  Jensen.  Frank  Krone- 

busch.  Joseph  Jesse, 
1329     Independence,  MO— Joseph  A   Wilkes. 
1334     Baytown,  TX— Henry  J    Lalumandicr. 
1342    Irvinglon.  NJ — Frances  Rosen  (s).  Sakarias  Johnsen. 

Sam  Rothslein, 
1346     Vernon,  BC,  CAN — Eugenia  Golin  (st, 
1351     Leadville,  CO— John  Poderzay.  William  L.  Haneke. 

1358    La  Jolla,  CA— Ada  Mary  Hill  (s).  Frances  M,  Norris 

1363     Oshkosh,  WI— Joseph  Neubauer 
1366    Quincy.  Il^Willard  Fleer.  Winifred  Welchert  (si, 
1373    Flint,  Ml— William  H   Root, 
1381     Woodland,  CA — Arthur  J,  Anderson.  John  Colom- 

1386    f*rovince  of  New  Brunswick — Connne  Breau  (s), 
1391     Denver.  CO— Edward  C    Leek.  Herman  A,  Dad- 

dario.  Juanila  Irene  Mannon  (si, 
1394     Ft.  Lauderdale.  Fl^-Emesl  R    Mobley 
1397     North  HempsUd.  NY— Nathan  Johanson, 
1402     Richmond.   VA— Johnny   Clifton    Harreli.   William 

Harold  Young, 
1404     Biloxi.  MS — Carrol  L,  Batia.  Jr,.  George  Herring, 

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Redwood  City,  CA — Bradley  Soward.  Fredenck  A, 
Carlton.  Marvin  F,  Conwell.  Orville  MacDonatd 
Lodi.  CA — Harry  Raymond  Shelstead, 
Arlington.  TX— Fred  D   Searcey 
Compton.  CA — Ira  E,  Ruston.  Juanita  J,  Ruther  (s). 
Oscar  Leon  Shaler, 
Warren,  OH — Robert  G,  Thompson. 
Lansing.  MI — Forrest  Winters, 
[lelroit.  MI — Alois  J,  Lammertyn, 
Huntington  Beach,  CA — Beatrice  Richman  (s).  Jesse 
M,  Green.  Moms  R.  Whitehead, 
New  York.  NY — Jacob  E.  Svenningsen.  John  F, 
Sullivan.  John  Nersten.  John  W.  Holman.  Ragnar 
Carlson.  Robert  Saunders.  Sten  Stanley.  Wilben  C. 
Jensen.  Wilfred  J,  Luby, 
F.dmonlon,  Alia,  CAN — Elwood  Roy  Aldous. 
Bucks  County,  PA— Jack  H    Ellis 
Jackson,  MS— Ralph  Everett  Dry. 
Redondo,  C A— Thomas  H    Wilson. 
Auburn,  CA— Foster  W   Wheeler. 
Chico,  CA— MIrven  P,  Reed. 
Fresno,  CA — Alfred  L.  Jorges. 
E.  Los  Angeles.  CA— Hazel  M,  Sutton  (s), 
Provo,  UT — Marion  Roundy. 
Los  Angeles,  CA — Calvin  Jones.  Patrick  S,  Henry, 
El  Monte,  CA— Marion  L.  Gibbs. 
Miami.  FL — Eddie  K,  Dismuke, 
Ironton,  OH — Frank  Edwin  West.  James  Franklin 

Algoma,  WI — Edward  Zuege.  Virgil  E,  Hafeman, 
Denton, TX — Henry  I,  Reinart.  James FloydMurrell, 
Kansas  City,  KS — Donovan  M.  Easter. 
Anacortes,  WA — Virginia  May  Russell  (si. 
Two  Rivers,  WI— Gerirude  M    Roelse. 
Highland,  Il^Leland  A  Stoff 
Chicago,  IL — Chester  Drapinski.  Frank  J.  Sefcik, 
Culver  City,  CA— Constance  L.  Williams.  David 
Barnes.  Gregg  E,  Lasha.  June  A,  Ayer.  Perry  C, 
Allen.  Quy  T,  Du.  Robert  Michael  Finn. 
East  San  Diego.  CA— Wilbur  B.  Habennan, 
Buffalo,  NY— Daniel  Gurbacki 
Englewood,  CO— Albert  E,  Sickler, 
Washington,  DC — Jennings  L,  Dobyns.  Theodore 
G,  Johnson, 

Wausau.  WI— Walter  Gnggel, 
St.  Louis.  MO — Mary  Inez  Flader  (s), 
Bremerton.  WA — Robert  L,  Workman. 
Victoria.  B.C.  CAN— Nils  Holm, 
Redding,  CA — Adnan  Mossom, 
Los  Angeles,  CA — Clara  C.  Reisner  (s).  Josef  F, 
Caviezel,  Ronald  H,  Rhodes.  Jr. 
Sacramento,  CA — Judson  E.  Morey, 
Hayward,  CA — Alvon  V,  Johnson, 
S.  Luis  Obispo,  CA — Clifford  E.  Lackore, 
MinneapoUs,  MN — Norman  Brakken  (s). 
Lexington,  KY — Dewey  Clifford  Rose.  Ernest  R, 
Burdette.  Sr, 

Ft.  William.  Ont.,  CAN— Onni  Abel  Lappalainen, 
Morgantown,  NC — John  D,  Stephens, 
Melboume-Daylona  Beach,  FL-— Anthony  J,  Janos- 
kie.  Cathenne  Beer  Williams  (s).  Nellie  Mae  Fink 
Is).  Robert  C,  Roberts. 
Manchester,  NH — Robert  E,  Johnson, 
Tacoma,  WA— Aimer  C,  Mattsen.  Arthur  Jacol, 
Coeur  De  Alene.  ID — Julia  Anlonich  (s), 
Washington,  DC — Leo  Wikinger, 
Pasco,  WA — Frank  E,  Lane.  Roy  Elder. 
Auburn,  WA — Fred  O.  Lochridge. 
Vancouver,  WA — Franklin  E.  Haun.  George  C,  Bump, 
Kirkwood,  MO — Margaret  Widener  (s).  William  S, 

Milwaukee,  WI — Alice  Ida  Frenz  (s).  Elmer  Frenz. 
Roy  C,  Wolter, 

Anniston,  AL — Flem  Archie  Tarwater, 
Cleveland,  OH— Orlo  A,  McKibben.  Russell  Villan, 
Cape  Girardeau,  MO — John  Wilfong, 
Hicksville.  NY — Finn  Granstad.  Walter  Koppmann, 
Columbia,  SC — Herbert  A,  Broadway, 
Las  Vegas,  NV — Floyd  Savage.  Jacob  Romo.  Keith 
W,  Nunn.  Raymond  G,  Holyfield, 
Farmington,  MO — Cecil  Ray  Thomas.  Lloyd  Clark 
Dallastown.  PA — Emanuel  Stump. 
Monroe,  LA — Woodrow  W.  Jenny, 
Santa  Ana,  CA — Earl  E,  Cheek.  Frederick  J,  Grode. 
Jr  .  Helene  Merchant  (s).  Norbert  Risse.  Theodore 
W    Frey, 

Fort  Worth.  TX— Gordon  F    McLaughlin.  Jessie 
Lou  Beasley  (s), 

RussellvUle,  AR— James  W    Ridout. 
Babylon.  NY— Noriief  Nilsen, 
Washington,  MO — Mayrose  S,  Voss  (si. 
New  Orleans.  LA — Charles  L,  Richardson,  Elvira 
Landry.  Forrest  P.  Daigrepont.  Foster  P.  Desselles. 
Sr,.  John  Dellavalle.  Jr..  Joseph  G,  Duplantis, 
Philadelphia,   PA— John   Gmiter.   W     Robert   Mc- 

Milpitas.  CA— Willie  I    Allen, 
Minneapolis,  MN — Rudolph  Jenson, 
Cleveland,  OH— Calvin  L    Poland.  Virgil  Noble 
North  Kansas,  MO — Forrest  L,  King. 
Beckley,  WV— Frank  S,  Huddleston, 
Van  Nuys,  CA — Fred  Bniner.  Manuel  Roman.  Vir- 
ginia Franco  (s). 

Stevens  Point,  WI— Benedict  P   Gavin 
Hollywood,  FL — Arthur  P.  Hammond.  Arthur  T, 
Ameson.  Howard  W,  Larsen.  Ralph  S.  Niles.  Sr, 
Ruseburg,  OR — Franklin  Keith  Cashner, 
Las  Cruces,  NM — Arnold  Boice  Palmore, 
Temple,  TX — Barney  Carroll, 
Natchez,  MS — James  C    Kerr, 
.Seaford,  D&— Jerdie  Ellen  Hitchens  (s). 
Rapid  City,  SD— Russell  Whitley, 
Martinez,   CA — Arthur   Otto    Heeszel.    Ernest    C. 



















Mathers.  Lilliam  M,  Decker  (s).  Melvin  Clarence 
Lundberg.  Woodrow  Clifford  Roark, 
Hartford  City,  IN— Carry  M  Chesher. 
Medford,  OR— Albert  Gilice  Miller.  Don  C    Huff- 

Columbus,  OH — Kenneth  L.  Brunty, 
Vista,  CA— Albert  A.  Oertner.  Charles  B.  Siris.  Luis 
Ricardo  Latorre, 

Crystal  Lake,  IL — Joseph  L,  Glosson, 
Calgary,  Alta.,  CAN— Rita  Leone  Gullason  (s).  Wil- 
liam W,  Ruff 

DaUas,  Fl.  Worth,  TX— William  K.  Foster. 
Napa,  CA— Charles  V.  Whitworth. 
Portland,  OR — George  Law. 
San  Francisco,  CA — Frank  R.  Kessel. 
Santa  .^na,  CA — Joseph  V,  Opferman. 
Anaheim,  CA — Benjamin  J.  Ditch.  Marion  L.  Smit- 

Wenatchee,  WA — William  J,  Landers. 
Juneau,  AK — Jesse  R,  Shanks, 
Red  Bank,  NJ— John  F.  Allcorn, 
New  York,  NY — Abraham  Kroch.  Ernest  Kenny. 
William  McHenry, 

Los  Angeles,  CA — Colleen  Robert  Spoon  (s),  Theo- 
dore V.  Runston.  Thomas  V.  Mitchell. 
Fullerton,  CA— Irene  J.  Denolf  (si. 
Washington,  DC — Charles  Haag, 
Meridian,  MS — N,  Burnell  Banes. 
Orange,  CA — Jimmy  Wayne  A(well, 
Los  Angeles,  CA — Percy  B,  Wilfong, 
Seattle,  WA— James  E,  Colby. 
Vancouver.  B.C.,  CAN— Archibald  Kerr,  Nellie 
Edith  Cummings  (s).  Ray  Heimersen. 
Kalispell.  MT — Joe  Dickinson, 
Jacksonville,  FI> — Robert  Parker  Miller, 
Inglewood,  CA — Curtis  R,  Harris,  Thelma  Coates 
Klatte  (si, 

Cleveland,  TN— Lloyd  R  Lord. 
Ventura,  CA — William  V.  Lanier, 
Santa  Mana,  CA — Dewey  Compton.  Harold  P,  Hen- 

Sudbury,  Ont.,  CAN— Malhew  Karst. 
McMinnvUle,  TN— Melvin  Hillis. 
Seattle,  WA— William  B    Banek. 
Si.  Helens,  OR— Theodore  F    McAtee. 
Grand  Fall,  NFL.,  CAN— Albert  Carroll. 
Lafayette,  IN — Eugene  Christman. 
Sedro  Wolley,  WA — Roger  L.  Geanety, 
New  York,  NY — Isaac  Johnson.  Rose  M.  Fowler. 
Greenville,  MS — Ernest  Jones. 
Auburn,  CA — Joseph  Arthur  Wirth. 
Center,  TX— Mack  Allen  Ratcliff. 
DaUas,  OR— Merritt  G.  Barth.  Sr..  Robert  K.  Pres- 

Yakima,  WA — Ina  May  Carrico  (s). 
Sprin^eld,  OR— Gerald  P.  Morris,  John  A,  Luckey. 
Marvin  A,  Roberts. 
Kalama,  WA— Charies  E.  Warten. 
Elgin,  OR— laurel  E   Witty. 
Springfield,  OR— Wallace  G.  Linn, 
Emmett,  ID — Alexander  T,  Desky.  Ellis  A.  Baker. 
Pembroke.  Ont.,  CAN — Vernon  E.  Cornell. 
Sunbury,  PA— William  H.  Lilley. 
Bums.  OR— Alfred  Whiteaker.  Charles  D.  Craw- 
field.  Chauncey  Leroy  Stewart,  Freda  Castles.  Wanda 
Bell  Young  (si. 

Roseburg,  OR — Harry  A.  Bratsch.  John  Perry  Ross, 
Lorraine  Thompson  (s),  Nathaniel  G.  Thomas.  Roy 
A.  Willis. 

Springfield,  OR— Hoyd  Roy  Holder. 
Stockton,  CA— Alfred  Breitbarth. 
Aberdeen,  WA— Mike  V   Basich. 
Pembroke,  Ont.,  CAN — Wayne  Stephen  Gagne  (s) 
Pompano  Beach,   FL — Andrew  Dangelo.   Michael 
New  Orleans,  LA — Linda  Aycock  Koontz  (s). 

Georgia  Power  Project 

Continued  from  Page  10 

department  per  se,"  explains  Wilhoit, 
"Our  inspectors  work  out  of  construc- 
tion in  the  three  major  disciplines — 
civil,  mechanical,  and  electrical." 

A  unique  part  of  the  quality  program 
at  Plant  Scherer  is  the  construction 
department's  annual  quality  improve- 
ment program,  similar  to  the  perform- 
ance improvement  goals  and  standards 
used  in  departments  companywide. 

Dennis  Read,  deputy  manager  of  GP's 
quality  assurance  department,  says, 
"The  most  important  aspect  of  quality 
is  where  it  comes  from — the  people, 
the  workers — they're  the  most  impor- 
tant part  of  the  quality  wheel — the  ones 
doing  the  quality  work."  JJJJfJ 





A  rail  cut-off  tool,  which  can  cut  many 
roll-formed  and  extruded  rail  sections,  is 
available  from  Seiders  Manufacturing,  Inc., 
Madison,  Wis. 

The  tool  includes  a  stop  block  which  can 
be  set  to  the  length  required. 

The  rugged,  durable  tool  is  operated  man- 
ually. Simply  select  the  proper  rail,  set  the 
stop  block,  slide  the  channel  through  the 
appropriate  die  until  it  touches  the  stop 
block.  Then,  pull  the  lever  down  to  shear 
the  rail  clean. 

Seider's  cut-off  tool  can  be  designed  to 
include  custom  dies  to  cut  a  variety  of  rail 
shapes  and  sizes.  It  is  a  popular  tool  for 
drapery  rails  and  can  be  applied  in  many 
areas  where  a  fast,  clean,  safe  cut-off  is 

For  more  information  and  prices,  contact 
Seiders  Manufacturing,  Inc.,  5821  Femrite 
Dr.,  Madison,  WI  53704  or  call  608-222- 


Calculated  Industries 39 

Clifton  Enterprises 14 

Cline-Sigmon 36 

Foley-Belsaw  Co 17 

Hydrolevel 17 

The  Irwin  Co 21 

Marsupial 36 

Vaughan  &  Bushnell 18 

A  new  variable  speed,  cordless  caulking 
gun  is  the  latest  addition  to  the  family  of 
rechargeable  power  tools  available  from  AEG 
Power  Tool  Corporation  of  Norwich,  Conn. 
The  EZ  581  Variable  Speed  Caulking  Gun 
has  an  electronic,  adjustable  speed  control 
knob  that  allows  users  to  match  the  flow  of 
material  required  to  different  applications. 

The  EZ  581  Variable  Speed  Caulking  Gun 
can  be  used  for  virtually  any  gluing,  sealing 
or  caulking  application.  The  portable  gun 
operates  on  a  2.4  volt  DC,  one-hour  quick- 
charge  battery  pack  that  permits  use  wher- 
ever a  power  source  is  unavailable  or  incon- 

The  new  tool  uses  standard  11  ounce, 
tenth-size  cartridges  of  caulk,  glue,  or  seal- 
ant. The  lightweight  EZ  581  weighs  3.4  lbs., 
preventing  user  fatigue.  The  cord-free  EZ 
581  can  apply  up  to  35  cartridges  of  caulk 
per  charge  in  high  speed  at  46  seconds  per 

Other  featiires  of  the  new  caulking  gun 
include  a  special  no-drip  feature  that  pre- 
vents material  waste  and  a  convenient  lock- 
switch  that  prevents  the  discharge  of  mate- 
rial during  clean-up  or  storage. 

Each  EZ  581  Variable  Speed,  Cordless 
Caulking  Gun  comes  with  a  removable  bat- 
tery pack  good  for  up  to  300  full  charges 
and  a  120  volt  AC  battery  pack  charger. 
With  an  extra  battery  pack,  work  can  con- 
tinue without  interruption. 

For  more  information  on  the  new  AEG 
EZ  581  Variable  Speed  Cordless  Caulking 
Gun,  call  or  write:  AEG  Power  Tool  Cor- 
poration, 1  Winnenden  Road,  Norwich,  CT 
06360.  Toll-free:  (800)  243-0870,  In  Con- 
necticut: (203)  886-0151  or  contact  your  local 
AEG  power  tool  distributor. 


The  National  Roofing  Contractors  Asso- 
ciation announces  the  release  of  "Guidelines 
for  Roof-Mounted  Outdoor  Air-Conditioner 
Installations."  The  24-page  booklet  estab- 
lishes recommended  practices  for  the  con- 
struction and  waterproofing  of  roof  curbs, 
piping,  electrical  wiring,  and  sheet  metal 

Copies  of  "Guidelines  for  Roof  Mounted 
Outdoor  Air-Conditioner  Installations"  are 
available  at  $1  each  for  members  of  the 
National  Roofing  Contractors  Assn.  and  $2 
each  for  non-members.  Order  requests  should 
be  sent  to:  NRCA,  8600  Bryn  Mawr  Ave., 
Chicago,  IL  60631.  Credit  card  orders  will 
be  accepted  by  calling  312/693-0700. 



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Tax  Justice  in 

An  Election  Year? 

Let's  IHope  So 

Several  current  proposals 

will  be  studied  by  the  Congress. 

Your  voice  is  needed! 

Most  of  us,  this  month,  are  beginning  to  get 
our  papers  together  for  the  annual  tax  return. 
The  deadline  in  the  United  States  is  April  15.  In 
Canada  it  is  April  30. 

It  comes  every  year  without  fail,  and  it  hits 
most  of  us  pretty  hard.  As  much  as  one  dollar 
out  of  every  five  earned  flows  out  of  our  hands 
and  into  the  federal  coffers.  And  then,  of  course, 
there  are  local,  state,  and  provincial  taxes. 

Many  of  you  have  to  fall  back  on  H  &  R 
Block,  or  a  certified  public  accountant,  or  maybe 
a  brother-in-law.  Others  of  us  burn  the  midnight 
oil  to  get  it  all  together  on  time. 

The  problem  is  that  we  don't  have  a  battery 
of  tax  consultants  and  tax  attorneys  like  some 
of  the  major  multinational  corporations  which 
are  paying  nothing  or  almost  nothing  in  taxes 
year  after  year.  Hardly  any  of  us  have  these  so- 
called  tax  shelters  which  help  the  moneyed 
people  dodge  the  tax  collectors.  We  ease  the 
pain  with  tax  deductions  from  salary,  or  we  pay 
the  hard  way  at  the  end  of  each  year. 

Much  political  talk  has  been  uttered  about 
easing  our  tax  burden  in  the  1980s.  President 
Ronald  Reagan  talked  much  about  cutting  taxes 
when  he  was  campaigning  for  office  in  1980,  and 
a  lot  of  voters — rank-and-file  voters,  that  is — 
thought  he  was  talking  about  their  tax  burdens. 
It  turned  out  that  his  tax  cuts,  the  following 
year,  did  very  little  for  most  of  us.  For  the  most 
part,  they  helped  corporations  with  write-offs. 
They  gave  continued  advantages  to  the  oil  and 
gas  industry  and  other  special  interests. 

What  is  needed,  of  course,  is  true  tax  justice — 
taxation  based  upon  the  ability  to  pay  and 
taxation  based  upon  the  value  to  the  individual 
and  the  corporation  of  government  services. 

Our  union  and  the  other  unions  of  organized 
labor  have  a  long  history  of  advocating  a  fair 
tax  structure.  You'll  find  our  founder,  Peter 
McGuire,  wrote  about  it  in  Carpenter  more  than 
a  century  ago. 

We  believe  there  is  an  inseparable  relationship 

between  fairness  in  taxation  and  the  willingness 
of  citizens  to  support  their  government. 

The  federal  income  tax  structure  has  drifted 
further  and  further  away  from  the  principle  of 
ability  to  pay.  It  is  financing  a  diminishing  share 
of  the  nation's  public  investment  requirements, 
and  it  is  incapable  of  meeting  the  revenue  needs 
of  the  nation. 

The  corporate  income  tax  currently  accounts 
for  less  than  10%  of  federal  budget  receipts,  and 
each  year  many  huge  and  highly  profitable  cor- 
porations pay  no  federal  income  tax  at  all. 

A  major  overhaul  of  the  tax  structure  is  long 
overdue.  The  federal  income  tax  unfairly  dis- 
criminates against  one  form  of  income — wages 
and  salaries — in  favor  of  unearned  income,  which 
can  be  sheltered  through  phantom  deductions, 
capital-gains  exclusions,  phony  losses,  and  over- 
seas investments.  Working  men  and  women, 
who  pay  the  lion's  share  of  taxes,  meet  their 
income  tax  obligations  in  full  every  pay  day. 

Such  a  major  overhaul  must  establish  fairness, 
reduce  complexity  and  end  the  preferential  treat- 
ment given  wealthy  individuals  and  profitable 
corporations.  It  must  diminish  unfairness  toward 
people  who  work  for  their  money  and  eliminate 
favoritism  toward  people  whose  money  works 
for  them.  To  do  this  requires  a  full  range  of 
measures  necessary  to: 

•  End  the  preferential  double-standard  which 
taxes  workers'  wages  and  salaries  at  far  higher 
rates  than  "unearned  income"  on  the  savings, 
investments,  and  estates  of  the  wealthy. 

•  Reinstate  the  corporate  income  tax  as  a  major 
source  of  revenue  and  equity  and  eliminate  the 
so-called  incentives  that  subsidize  mergers,  take- 
overs, plant  shutdowns,  overseas  investments,  and 
other  activities  that  conflict  with  the  national 

•  Develop  a  basic  structure  (with  appropriate 
credits,  exemptions,  exclusions,  deductions,  and 
graduated  rates)  which  assures  that  the  poor  are 
off  the  rolls,  working  people  pay  no  more  and  no 
less  than  their  fair  share,  and  the  loopholes  and 
escape  hatches  for  the  wealthy  are  closed. 

Many  of  the  proposals  for  reform  currently 
before  the  Congress,  including  the  Administra- 
tion's, contain  provisions  that  move  toward 
these  goals.  At  the  same  time,  all  the  major 
proposals  contain  measures  that  conflict  with 
fairness  or  take  only  modest  and  limited  steps 
in  curbing  abuses  of  the  wealthy  and  corpora- 
tions and  would  unfairly  affect  the  middle  class 
and  increase  the  tax  burdens  of  many  working 

We  will  continue  to  oppose  efforts  to  heap 



more  of  the  tax  burden  on  working  people 
through  taxing  workplace  benefits  such  as  health 
care,  unemployment  insurance,  and  workers' 

We  beheve  the  attempt  to  eliminate  the  de- 
duction for  state  and  local  taxes  will  undermine 
the  ability  of  states  and  localities  to  raise  revenue 
and  provide  essential  services  for  their  citizens. 
We  further  deny  that  justice  can  be  achieved 
through  such  limited  approaches  as  the  Admin- 
istration's business  tax  proposals  which  pick  and 
choose  from  the  vast  array  of  corporate  pref- 
erences, keeping  some  and  eliminating  others. 
The  result  continues  the  distortions  and  retains 
the  opportunities  to  manipulate  the  tax  structure. 

We  also  beheve  that  any  comprehensive  tax 
measure  worthy  of  support  must  curb  the  tax 
subsidies  available  to  U.S.  firms  that  subsidize 
off-shore  production  and  export  U.S.  jobs. 

The  AFL-CIO  is  convinced  that  the  conse- 
quences of  the  Reagan  deficits  ultimately  will 
force  the  Congress  to  come  to  grips  with  the 
need  to  increase  revenues.  We  will  work  with 
the  Congress  to  ensure  that  any  such  revenue 
increases  are  equitable,  and  we  will  continue  to 
oppose  efforts  to  shift  even  more  of  the  burden 
onto  the  backs  of  workers  and  the  middle  class 
through  excessive  or  inappropriate  use  of  excise 
taxes  and  fees  for  government  services,  a  re- 
gressive and  unfair  national  sales  tax,  value- 
added  taxes,  or  other  consumption  tax  devices 
which  violate  the  fundamental  principle  of  abihty 
to  pay. 

Americans  and  Canadians  alike  must  realize 
that  union  members  are  willing  to  bear  their  fair 
share  of  the  tax  burden.  We  are  not  trying  to 
dodge  our  public  responsibilities.  We  have  learned 
the  hard  way  that  you  have  to  pay  for  what  you 
get  in  this  life.  Very  few  of  us  win  lotteries  or 
fall  heir  to  fortunes. 

We  reahze,  as  every  responsible  citizen  must 
reahze,  that  the  federal  deficits  are  enormous 
and  that  our  children  and  our  grandchildren  will 
be  paying  interest  on  them  unless  we  find  better 
ways  of  raising  federal  revenue  to  pay  off  these 

We  do  not  overlook  the  possibility  of  tax 
increases  in  some  areas.  But  will  we  get  a  tax 
increase — in  this,  of  all  years,  an  election  year? 
There  are  rumbhngs.  Business  Week,  a  fairly 
reliable  barometer  of  business  thinking,  head- 
lined recently:  "Is  a  tax  cut  coming?  It  seems 
inevitable.  And  that  may  mean  new  energy  levies 
or  perhaps  even  a  European-style  value-added 

VAT — the  value  added  tax — is  a  big  money 
raiser,  and  it's  sneaky.  You  pay  all  down  the 
line  as  a  product  is  put  together,  each  step  of 

the  way.  It's  like  a  national  sales  tax,  but  it's 
written  into  the  price  of  what  you  buy.  In  western 
Europe,  the  rates  vary  from  17%  in  West  Ger- 
many, to  14%  in  Britain,  to  22%  in  Denmark.  A 
Dane  adds  180%  to  the  price  of  a  car — thanks 
to  VAT. 

There's  nothing  wrong  with  a  deficit — if  it's 
kept  in  bounds.  Few  people  could  buy  a  house, 
or  a  car — without  a  manageable  deficit.  But  we 
are  paying  big  bucks  in  interest  to  carry  this 
deficit  and  it  ought  to  be  reduced. 

Look  for  the  Senate  to  write  a  whole  new  tax 
bill,  not  like  the  President's,  or  the  House- 
version.  Then  on  to  conference,  where  the  fur 
will  fly. 

No  tax  bill  ever  comes  easy,  no  matter  where 
it's  introduced — in  city  hall,  the  state  legislature, 
a  provincial  assembly,  or  the  Congress. 

You  can  be  assured,  however,  that  union 
legislation  monitors  will  be  protecting  your  in- 
terests to  the  limits  of  their  ability  as  this 
legislative  year  moves  into  high  gear. 

Your  letters  to  legislators  and  financial  support 
of  the  Carpenters  Legislative  Improvement 
Committee  is  vital  to  this  effort. 

Patrick  J.  Campbell 
General  President 


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

Address  Correction  Requested 

Non-Profit  Org. 



Depew,  N.Y. 
Permit  No.  28 

April  1986 

■•■  ■■'  .'\-  Un'fted  Bfoiherbood  of  Carpenters  &  Joiners  of  America 

Founded  1881 





/7n/te</  Brotherhood  delegates 
to  convene  in  Toronto,  Ontario 





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 


Anthony  Ochocki 

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 

Newtown  Square,  Pennsylvania  19073 

Third  District,  John  Pruttt 
504  E.  Monroe  Street  #402 
Springfield,  Illinois  62701 

Fourth  District,  E.  Jimmy  Jones 
12500  N.E.  8th  Avenue,  #3 
North  Miami,  Florida  33161 

Fifth  District,  Eugene  Shoehigh 
526  Elkwood  Mall  -  Center  Mall 
42nd  &  Center  Streets 
Omaha,  Nebraska  68105 

Sixth  District,  Dean  Sooter 

400  Main  Street  #203 
Rolla,  Missouri  65401 

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  OG3 

William  Sidell,  General  President  Emeritus 
William  Konyha,  General  President  Emeritus 
R.E.  Livingston,  General  Secretary  Emeritus 

Patrick  J.  Campbell,  Chairman 
John  S.  Rogers,  Secretary 

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VOLUME   106  No.  4  APRIL,  1986 


John  S.  Rogers,  Editor 




Convention  Call 2 

Taking  the  Initiative:  Heavy  and  Highway  Construction 5 

The  ABC's  of  ABC  7 

American  Express:  More  Than  a  Credit  Card  Company 8 

Words  We  Seldom  Hear  These  Days Grover  Brinl<man    11 

Blueprint  for  Cure 13 

Hard  Hats 14 

Legislative  Update:  Workers'  Issues 16 

Proper  Gear  for  a  Worker 18 

More  Books  for  the  Union  Craftsman 20 

Asbestos  and  the  EPA:  An  Update 21 

Missing  Children  23 


Washington  Report 10 

Ottawa  Report 12 

Labor  News  Roundup 19 

Local  Union  News 24 

Apprenticeship  and  Training 27 

Consumer  Clipboard 29 

Retirees'  Notebook 31 

Plane  Gossip 32 

Service  to  the  Brotherhood 33 

In  Memoriam  37 

What's  New? 39 

President's  Message Patrick  J.  Campbell  40 

Published  monthly  at  3342  Bladensburg  Road.  Brentwood,  Md.  20722  by  the  United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters 
and  Joiners  of  America.  Subscription  price:  United  States  and  Canada  $10.00  per  year,  single  copies  $1.00  in 

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The  Metropolitan  Toronto  Convention 
and  Visitors  Association  is  open  Monday 
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October  of  this  year  alone,  Toronto  will 
host  such  diverse  events  as  the  Interna- 
tional Food  and  Wine  Fair,  the  4th  In- 
ternational Ceramic  Symposium,  the 
Energy  Lifestyle  Show,  the  Toronto 
Ski  Show,  and  of  course,  the  United 
Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and  Joiners 
35th  General  Convention,  (See  General 
Convention  Call,  Page  2.) 

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Sights  to  see  include  the  CN  Tower, 
pictured  on  our  cover,  the  tallest  free- 
standing structure  in  the  world;  Fort 
York,  a  restored  fort  of  the  War  of  1812 
period;  and  Casa  Loma,  Sir  Henry  Pal- 
latt's  98-room  "dream  castle,"  incorpo- 
rating the  finest  features  of  numerous 
European  castles. 

Our  cover  picture  shows  Toronto's 
spectacular  skyline  taken  across  the  water 
from  Island  Park. 
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General  Secretary 

®«^^^  Washington,  D.  C.    30001 

March  20,  1986 


Greetings : 

You  are  officially  notified  that,  in  accordance  with  the  action  of  the  General  Executive 
Board,  the  Thirty-Fifth  General  Convention  of  the  United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and 
Joiners  of  America  will  be  held  in  the  Metro  Convention  Center,  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada, 
beginning  Monday,  October  6,  1986,  at  10:00  a.m.  and  will  continue  in  session  from  day  to 
day  until  the  business  coming  before  the  Convention  has  been  completed. 

The  basis  of  representation  in  the  Convention,  in  accordance  with  Section  18-C,  is:  one 
hundred  (100)  members  or  less  shall  be  entitled  to  one  delegate;  more  than  one  hundred 
(100)  members  and  not  more  than  five  hundred  (500),  two  delegates;  more  than  five  hundred 
(500)  and  less  than  one  thousand  (1,000),  three  delegates;  one  thousand  (1,000)  members 
and  less  than  fifteen  hundred  (1,500),  four  delegates;  fifteen  hundred  (1,500)  members  and 
less  than  two  thousand  (2,000),  five  delegates;  two  thousand  (2,000)  and  less  than  twenty- 
five  hundred  (2,500),  six  delegates;  twenty-five  hundred  (2,500)  and  less  than  three  thousand 
(3,000),  seven  delegates;  three  thousand  (3,000)  or  more  members,  eight  delegates.  The 
number  of  members  of  the  Local  Union  shall  be  the  number  in  good  standing  in  the  month 
that  the  Convention  Call  is  issued.  Upon  payment  of  a  special  per  capita  tax  of  $50  per  year, 
which  shall  be  payable  not  later  than  July  1  of  each  year,  State,  Provincial  and  District 
Councils  shall  be  entitled  to  representation  by  election  of  one  delegate. 

A  Local  Union  owing  two  months'  tax  to  the  General  Office  is  not  entitled  to  representation 
in  the  Convention. 

In  accordance  with  Section  18-F,  upon  receipt  of  the  Convention  Call,  all  Local  Unions 
and  Councils  are  directed  to  issue  notice  of  special  called  meeting(s)  for  the  purpose  of 
selecting  delegates  to  the  Thirty-Fifth  General  Convention  by  secret  ballot  Section  18-F 
further  provides:  "All  members  shall  be  notified  by  mail  to  attend  the  meeting  at  which  the 
delegates  are  to  be  elected.  No  member  shcdl  be  eligible  unless  working  for  a  livelihood  in  a 
classification  within  the  trade  autonomy  of  the  United  Brotherhood  as  defined  in  Section  7, 
or  in  employment  which  qualifies  him  or  her  for  membership  under  Section  42-F,  or  is 
depending  on  the  trade  for  a  livelihood,  or  is  employed  by  the  organization  as  a  full-time 
officer  or  representative;  provided,  further,  that  members  who  are  life  members,  apprentices, 
trainees  or  probationary  employees  shall  not  be  eligible.  A  member  must  have  been  twelve 
(12)  consecutive  months  a  member  in  good  standing  of  the  Local  Union  and  a  member  of 
the  United  Brotherhood  for  two  consecutive  years  immediately  prior  to  nomination,  except 
where  the  Local  Union  has  not  been  in  existence  the  time  herein  required.  A  member  must 
be  a  citizen  of  the  country  in  which  the  Local  Union  is  located  at  the  time  of  nomination. 
To  be  eligible  for  nomination  or  election  as  a  delegate  to  a  General  Convention,  a  member 
must  meet  the  requirements  of  Section  31-E." 


Council  delegates  properly  elected  by  the  delegates  to  the  Council  will  be  seated  as  del- 
egates to  the  General  Convention  with  full  voice  and  vote  on  all  matters  except  election  of 
General  Officers.  (In  such  cases  required  notices  will  be  sent  only  to  Council  delegates.) 
However,  a  Council  delegate  to  the  General  Convention  can  vote  for  General  Officers  at  the 
General  Convention  if  (1)  he/she  has  been  properly  elected  by  vote  of  the  membership  in  ac- 
cordance with  the  Constitution  and  Laws,  or  (2)  he/she  was  properly  elected  to  a  Council  of- 
fice by  vote  of  the  membership  in  accordance  with  the  Constitution  and  Laws,  and  the  Coun- 
cil By-Laws  provide  that  the  member  holding  the  office  is  automatically  a  delegate  to  the 
General  Convention,  and  the  members  were  on  notice  at  the  time  they  voted  that  they  were 
voting  for  a  General  Convention  delegate  as  well  as  a  Council  officer.  Therefore,  when  such 
delegates  appear  before  the  Credentials  Committee  at  the  General  Convention,  he  or  she 
must  have,  in  addition  to  Credentials  and  Due  Book,  a  letter  from  the  Council  describing  the 
manner  in  which  elected  as  a  delegate  to  the  General  Convention  and  a  copy  of  the  Coun- 
cil By-Laws,  if  applicable.  If  your  credentials  are  in  order,  you  will  be  seated  as  a  fully  ac- 
credited delegate  to  the  General  Convention,  entitled  to  participate  fully  in  its  affairs  and 
deliberations,  including  the  right  to  vote  on  all  matters  before  the  General  Convention,  in- 
cluding the  right  to  vote  for  General  Officers,  subject  to  the  above  provisions. 

Section  31-E  provides:  "A  member  cannot  hold  office  or  be  nominated  for  office.  Business 
Representative,  Delegate  or  Committee  who  has  reached  the  age  of  70  years  at  the  time  of 
nomination  or  unless  present  at  the  time  of  nomination,  except  that  the  member  is  in  the 
anteroom  on  authorized  business  or  out  on  official  business,  or  prevented  by  accident, 
sickness,  or  other  substantial  reason  accepted  by  the  Local  Union  or  Council  prior  to 
nominations,  from  being  present;  nor  shall  the  member  be  eligible  unless  working  for  a 
livelihood  in  a  classification  within  the  trade  autonomy  of  the  United  Brotherhood  as  defined 
in  Section  7,  or  in  employment  which  qualifies  him  or  her  for  membership  under  Section 
42-F,  or  is  depending  on  the  trade  for  a  livelihood,  or  is  employed  by  the  organization  as  a 
full-time  officer  or  representative;  provided,  further,  that  members  who  are  life  members, 
apprentices,  trainees  or  probationary  employees  shall  not  be  eligible.  A  member  must  have 
been  twelve  (12)  consecutive  months  a  member  in  good  standing  immediately  prior  to 
nomination  in  the  Local  Union  and  a  member  of  the  United  Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and 
Joiners  of  America  for  two  consecutive  years  immediately  prior  to  nomination,  unless  the 
Local  Union  has  not  been  in  existence  the  time  herein  required.  A  member  must  be  a  citizen 
of  the  country  in  which  the  Local  Union  is  located  at  the  time  of  nomination  or  appointment 
A  member  who  retires  after  being  elected  may  complete  the  term  for  which  elected.  Contracting 
members  are  not  eligible  to  hold  office,  nor  shall  a  member  who  has  been  a  contracting 
member  until  six  (6)  months  have  elapsed  following  notification  by  the  member  to  his  or  her 
Local  Union  in  writing  that  he  or  she  has  ceased  contracting." 


Nomination  and  election  of  delegates  shall  be  at  special  called  meeting  (s). 

All  members  must  receive  notice  by  mail  of  the  number  of  delegates  to  be  elected  and 
the  time,  place  and  date  of  the  nominating  meeting.  This  notice  shall  be  by  letter  or  post- 
card and  shall  be  sent  not  less  than  fifteen  days  prior  to  the  date  set  for  the  nomination  of 
delegates.  Notice  of  nominations  must  be  mailed  to  each  member  at  his  or  her  last  known 
address  as  reported  to  the  Recording  Secretary  under  Section  44-G.  No  other  form  of  notice 
is  permitted.  (Notice  in  newspapers  or  similar  publications  shall  not  constitute  proper  notice, 
but  may  be  used  as  a  supplementary  notice.) 

All  members  must  receive  notice  by  mail  of  the  time,  place  and  date  of  the  election. 
This  notice  shall  be  by  letter  or  postcard  and  shall  be  sent  at  least  fifteen  days  prior  to  the 
date  set  for  the  election  of  delegates.  Notice  of  the  election  must  be  mailed  to  each  member 
at  his  or  her  last  known  address  not  less  than  fifteen  days  prior  to  the  election.  No  other 
form  of  notice  is  permitted.  (Notice  in  newspapers  or  similar  publications  shall  not  consti- 
tute proper  notice,  but  may  be  used  as  a  supplementary  notice.) 

APRIL,     1986  3 



A  Local  Union  (or  Council  electing  its  delegate  by  membership  vote)  may  use  a  com- 
bined notice  of  nomination  and  election  if  it  contains  all  the  necessary  information,  is  mailed 
by  letter  or  postcard  to  each  member  at  his  or  her  last  known  address,  as  indicated  above, 
and  is  sent  at  least  thirty  days  before  the  election  and  at  least  fifteen  days  prior  to  nomina- 
tions. If  a  Local  Union  or  Council  sends  a  combined  thirty-day  notice,  nomination  and  elec- 
tion of  delegates  may  be  held  at  the  same  special  called  meeting. 

To  be  eligible  to  vote  for  delegates  in  a  Local  Union  a  member  must  have  held  member- 
ship in  the  Local  Union  for  at  least  twelve  (12)  consecutive  months  (unless  the  Local  Union 
has  not  been  in  existence  the  time  required)  and  be  in  good  standing  at  the  time  of  voting. 
Contracting  members  are  not  eligible  to  vote.  The  benefit  status  of  a  member  shall  not  be 
considered  in  determining  his  or  her  eligibility  as  a  candidate  for  delegate  or  his  or  her  eligi- 
bility to  vote  for  delegates. 

It  shall  be  the  responsibility  of  the  Financial  Secretary  to  certify  the  eligibility  of  all 
candidates  for  delegate  at  the  time  of  nomination. 

Where  two  or  more  Local  Unions  have  merged,  the  period  of  membership  required  as  a 
condition  of  eligibility  for  nomination  for  delegate  or  voting  in  an  election  for  delegates  may 
be  established  by  including  continuous  membership  in  any  of  the  Local  Unions  whose 
merger  resulted  in  the  existing  Local  Union. 

Names  of  the  elected  delegates  are  to  be  in  the  General  Office  by  July  15,  1986. 

Each  delegate  will  be  entitled  to  one  vote.  (A  delegate  representing  more  than  one 
chartered  body  will  be  entitled  to  only  one  vote.)  Proxy  representation  is  not  allowed. 
Each  delegate  establishes  claim  to  a  seat  in  the  Convention  through  official  credentials 
supplied  by  the  General  Office  which  must  be  properly  filled  out  and  signed  by  the  Presi- 
dent and  Recording  Secretary  of  the  Local  Union  or  Council  which  he  or  she  represents, 
with  the  Seal  of  the  Local  Union  or  Council  affixed  thereto. 

Delegates  must  have  their  due  books  with  them  to  show  that  they  are  members  in  good 
standing  and  have  been  members  in  good  standing  for  twelve  months  prior  to  their  election 
and  the  expense  of  each  delegate  attending  the  Convention  is  to  be  paid  by  the  Local  Union 
or  Council  he  or  she  represents. 

A  form  letter,  with  self-addressed  envelope,  addressed  to  the  General  Secretary,  is  en- 
closed with  this  Convention  Call.  The  letter  provides  space  for  the  General  Office  with  the 
necessary  information  regarding  the  election  of  delegates.  This  letter  is  to  be  completed  by 
the  Recording  Secretary  immediately  following  the  delegate  election  and  mailed  promptly 
to  the  General  Secretary.  When  the  information  required,  including  the  home  address  of  the 
delegates,  is  received  at  the  General  Office  and  the  elected  delegates'  membership  status  and 
eligibility  are  found  to  be  in  compliance  with  our  Constitution  and  Laws,  credentials  and 
further  information  will  be  sent  to  the  delegates'  home  address  and  not  to  the  Local  Union 
or  Council. 

All  amendments  to  the  Constitution  and  Laws  proposed  by  Local  Unions,  District,  State 
or  Provincial  Councils  must  be  submitted  separately,  in  triplicate,  by  August  6,  1986.  in 
accordance  with  Section  63-E  and  F. 

Fraternally  yours. 






Over  the  past  decade  trade 
unions  have  faced  various 
economic  and  philosophical 
tests.  This  is  the  first 
of  a  series  of  articles 
describing  ways  in 
which  the  UBC 
is  fighting 

Representatives  of  the  National  Joint  Heavy  and  Highway  Committee  confer  with  representatives  of 
management  on  ways  in  which  union  craftsmen  can  be  used  to  advantage.  Terry  G.  Bumpers,  adminis- 
trative assistant  to  the  committee,  is  at  right. 

Heavy-and-Highway  Union  Contractors 

Get  Work  Assignments  through 

Construction  Industry  Information  Net 

Last  year,  five  Building  and  Con- 
struction Trades  unions  and  the  Team- 
sters which  jointly  participate  in  heavy 
and  highway  work  across  the  United 
States  had  their  most  successful  year. 
Their  members  worked  under  project 
agreements  totaling  $919,100,000. 

The  employment  of  union  building 
tradesmen  shot  up  more  than  200% 
between  1984  and  1985,  more  than  dou- 
bhng  the  1984  total  of  $361,026,241. 

Credit  for  the  spectacular  growth  of 
union  work  in  this  area  of  construction 
goes  to  the  National  Joint  Heavy  and 
Highway  Construction  Committee  and 
its  new  and  innovative  Construction 
Industry  Information  Network — a  com- 
puterized system  which  ties  unions  and 
union  contractors  into  a  job-hunting 

The  National  Joint  Committee  is  an 
aggressive  coalition  of  six  unions — the 
United  Brotherhood,  Operating  Engi- 
neers, Laborers,  Plasterers  and  Cement 
Masons,  Bricklayers,  and  Teamsters. 
It  was  created  in  1954  when  the  general 
presidents  of  the  Carpenters,  Laborers, 
Operating  Engineers  and  Teamsters 
signed  a  declaration  of  policy  "to  co- 
ordinate their  activities  on  heavy  and 
highway  construction  work  to  the  end 
that  such  work  might  be  thoroughly 

organized."  An  office  was  established 
and  jointly  maintained  by  the  four  unions 
to  be  administered  by  a  chairman  and 
secretary.  (Today  the  full-time  head  of 
the  national  office  is  designated  an  ad- 
ministrative assistant.  He  is  Terry  G. 
Bumpers,  a  Teamster.) 

The  National  Joint  Committee  had 
limited  success  during  the  1950s,  but  it 
was  disbanded  in  1958  and  was  not 
reactivated  until  1964,  when  the  Plas- 
terers and  Cement  Masons  became 
members.  The  International  Union  of 
Bricklayers  also  joined  the  group  as  the 
sixth  member. 

Between  1974  and  1983  the  National 
Committee  succeeded  in  pinning  down 
an  average  of  only  $162,917,000  in  heavy 
and  highway  work  per  year.  In  1983  the 
total  jumped  to  $258,078,415,  and  the 
installation  of  computer  equipment  for 
the  Construction  Industry  Information 
Network,  the  following  year,  opened 
up  the  entire  system. 

At  about  the  same  time,  federal  fund- 
ing for  the  U.S.  highway  system  began 
to  blossom  as  the  5(i-per-gallon  assess- 
ment on  gasoline  began  to  fill  Federal 
Highway  Trust  coffers. 

The  National  Joint  Committee  now 
operates  with  three  full-time  employees 
and  one  part-time  worker.  It  has  moved 

its  offices  into  the  new  headquarters 
building  of  the  Union  Labor  Life  In- 
surance Co.  in  the  nations'  capital. 
Teams  are  going  into  the  field  to  monitor 
the  available  work. 

Key  to  the  committee's  recent  suc- 
cess in  finding  work  for  union  Building 
Tradesmen  is  the  Construction  Industry 
Information  Network  which  quickly  ties 
union  contractors  to  the  biggest  and 
most  promising  heavy  and  highway  jobs 
in  the  country. 

Through  the  use  of  a  computer  bank 
and  the  latest  methods  of  data  process- 
ing, 241  contractors  employing  union 
members  are  regularly  alerted  to  the 
five  largest  jobs  let  each  month  in  each 
state,  along  with  details  of  each  project 
and  what  crafts  will  be  needed.  There 
are  contractors  in  the  network  who  tell 
the  committee,  "I'll  go  any  place  in  the 
country."  There  are  others  who  want 
to  stay  within  their  state  or  region,  or 
they  want  to  stick  to  certain  types  of 
specialty  work.  In  any  case,  the  net- 
work computers  have  the  necessary 
information  and  will  work  with  the 
contractor  to  make  a  successful  bid. 
The  committee  will  only  target  jobs 
where  there  is  not  a  competitive  union 

In  years  past,  lack  of  intercommun- 

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ication  has  caused  hundreds  of  con- 
tractors to  lose  important  construction 
projects  because  they  hid  work  without 
the  knowledge  that  competitive  adjust- 
ments were  being  made,  or  they  failed 
to  bid  jobs  because  they  didn't  know 
that  bid  adjustments  could  be  obtained. 

All  benefits  of  the  network  are  avail- 
able to  the  participating  contractors 
without  cost  or  obligation.  CIIN,  op- 
erating out  of  the  Washington,  D.C., 
office  of  the  National  Joint  Committee, 
will  do  the  research  work  necessary  to 
make  a  successful  bid.  When  possible. 
CLIN  supplies  the  names  of  the  engi- 
neering firm,  the  subcontracting  nec- 
essary, and  as  many  specifications  as 

The  CIIN  system  provides  contrac- 
tors with  timely  project  information, 
the  ability  to  expand  to  other  locations 
throughout  the  country  and  to  other 
types  of  construction,  helps  establish 
relationships  with  other  network  con- 
tractors, and  eventually  will  provide  a 
link  between  general  and  sub-contrac- 
tors, suppliers,  and  minority  contrac- 

Before  entering  the  CIIN  system  the 
contractor  is  asked  to  fill  out  a  short 
market  questionnaire.  This  question- 
naire establishes  what  type  of  work  that 
contractor  performs  and  in  what  area(s) 
of  the  country.  This  enables  the  Na- 
tional Committee  to  quickly  identify 
contractors  who  may  want  to  bid  up- 
coming projects. 

For  example,  let's  say  the  committee 
targets  a  bridge  job  in  Casper,  Wyo. 
This  information  is  then  plugged  into 
the  system,  and  immediately  the  Na- 
tional Joint  Committee  has  a  list  of 
contractors  willing  to  perform  bridge 
work  in  Wyoming.  These  contractors 
are  then  notified  by  mailgram  or  by 

phone  of  this  job  and  that  competitive 
adjustments  have  been  made.  In  this 
way,  the  six  participating  unions  get 
more  union  contractors  to  bid  this  job. 

Once  a  contractor  is  entered  into  the 
system  he/she  receives  a  copy  of  a 
construction  agreement  which  may  be 
utilized  on  a  project-hy-project  basis 
upon  direct  approval  of  the  national 

In  order  to  obtain  committee  ap- 
proval, justification  must  be  given  by 
the  contractor,  such  as  a  high  degree 
of  non-union  competition  or  non-com- 
petitive collective  bargaining  agree- 

The  national  committee  recognizes 
that  a  contractor  participating  in  the 

Heavy  and  highway 

job  opportunities 

increased  more 

than  200%  in  1985 

network  might  go  double-breasted  or 
might  even  turn  non-union.  When  this 
happens,  the  services  of  the  network 
are  no  longer  available  to  this  firm.  The 
National  Joint  Committee's  newsletter, 
published  several  times  a  year,  lists 
such  changes  in  the  status  of  contrac- 

The  CIIN  is  a  pioneering  program 
being  studied  by  management  groups 
such  as  the  Associated  Building  Con- 
tractors, which  has  its  own  computer- 
ized job  bank  to  funnel  non-union  work- 
ers around  the  country.  The  AFL-CIO 
Building  and  Construction  Trades  De- 
partment also  has  the  program  under 

The  Heavy  and  Highway  Committee 
has  taken  affirmative  action  regarding 
the  protections  afforded  workers  by  the 
Davis-Bacon  Law. 

The  Davis-Bacon  Law,  enacted  more 
than  a  half  century  ago,  has  been  of 
major  importance  in  stabilizing  wages 
in  the  heavy  and  highway  construction 
industries.  Major  projects  funded  or 
partially  funded  by  Federal  appropria- 
tions must  pay  "prevailing  wages"  un- 
der the  Davis-Bacon  Law.  The  pre- 
vailing wage  is  determined  by  the  U.S. 
Department  of  Labor,  and  it  reflects 
the  dominant  wage  structure  in  a  par- 
ticular area,  usually  the  union  scale. 

Each  union  participating  in  the  work 
of  the  committee  has  a  Davis-Bacon 
representative,  and  these  representa- 
tives have  created  an  information  ex- 
change and  are  coordinating  all  matters 
pertaining  to  Davis-Bacon  prevailing 
rates  and  enforcement.  They  meet  pe- 
riodically to  explore  the  best  ways  to 
monitor  government  and  contractor  ob- 
servance of  Davis-Bacon  regulations. 

The  need  to  form  this  coordinating 
group  was  driven  home  when  it  was 
learned  that  a  recent  U.S.  District  Court 
ruling  under  the  Freedom  of  Informa- 
tion Act  permits  unions  to  obtain  cer- 
tified payroll  information  on  non-union 

Many  states  now  have  so-called  "Lit- 
tle Davis-Bacon  Laws,"  and  wage  de- 
terminations by  state  agencies  are  being 
carefully  scrutinized.  The  National  Joint 
Heavy  and  Highway  Committee  is  en- 
couraging the  formation  of  subcommit- 
tees in  every  state  for  organizing  activ- 
ities and  monitoring  purposes. 

There  are  HHCC  field  representa- 
tives in  most  states,  and  each  repre- 
sentative comes  from  one  of  the  six 
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Equipped  with  hard  hals  and  all-wealher  jackets,  the  UBC  representative  and  other  trade  unionists  on  the 
National  Joint  Heavy  and  Hifthway  Committee  visit  construction  sites  to  "talk  up"  project  af^reements. 
Here  they  visit  construction  sites  along  the  Metro  subway  system  in  Washington.  D.C. 


The  ABC's  of  ABC 


The  Associated  Builders  and  Con- 
tractors (ABC)  formed  in  Baltimore, 
Md.,  in  1950,  claims  to  be  the  voice  of 
merit  shop  construction,  providing  the 
highest  quality  product  at  the  most 
competitive  cost  without  job  interup- 
tions  or  stoppages. 

According  to  the  1981  president  of 
ABC,  "ABC  is  no  longer  the  little  kid 
on  the  block — the  Association  can  offer 
the  large  contractor,  as  well  as  the 
small,  something  more  than  just  mem- 
bership." At  their  1985  convention, 
ABC  claimed  a  membership  of  17,000, 
estimated  a  "total  dollar  volume  ap- 
proaching $220  billion,"  and  claimed 
that  "the  open-shop  share  of  the  mar- 
ketplace is  now  estimated  at  70%  and 
will  continue  to  grow." 

For  years  now  all  the  union  construc- 
tion trades  have  heard  from  ABC  are 
these  undisputed  claims  of  increases  in 
membership,  increases  in  market  share, 
and  construction  dollar  volume  done 
by  open-shop  contractors.  We  thought 
it  was  high  time  someone  took  a  closer 
look  to  see  just  who  ABC  really  is.  To 
do  this  we  obtained  a  copy  of  the  1984- 
85  ABC  Membership  Directory  and 
analyzed  their  members  by  type,  loca- 
tion, and  dollar  volume.  This  analysis 
revealed  some  very  interesting  facts 
about  ABC  and  reinforced  our  opinion 
that  ABC  is  the  most  anti-union  orga- 
nization in  America  today. 

The  ABC  directory  includes  infor- 
mation on  how  to  stop  union  organizing 
drives.  They  advise  contractors  to  "tell 
employees  about  known  racketeering. 
Communist  participation,  or  other  un- 
desirable activities  in  the  union."  They 
also  advise  to  "tell  employees  your 
opinion  about  union  policies  and  union 
leaders,  even  though  in  uncomplimen- 
tary terms." 

Here's  what  our  analysis  of  ABC 
membership  reveals: 

First,  using  ABC's  own  classifica- 
tion system  in  its  directory,  we  broke 
down  the  membership  by  type  of  con- 
tractor and  found  that  only  20.2%  are 
general  contractors  (see  membership 
breakdown).  More  importantly,  39.6% 
of  its  total  membership  are  not  con- 
tractors at  all.  If  ABC's  membership  is 
increasing  as  it  claims,  are  these  in- 
creases due  to  more  members  like  The 
Hanky  Panky  Store,  Drug  Emporium, 
and  the  Lancaster  YMCA? 

Second,  76.4%  of  all  member  con- 
tractors do  business  of  under  $1  million. 
If  ABC  "is  on  a  roll,"  as  they  claim, 
then  who  is  doing  the  $220  billion  worth 
of  work,  when  their  own  directory  re- 
veals that  the  average  dollar  volume  of 
a  general  contractor  is  between  $500,000 
and  $750,000. 

Even  worse,  the  average  ABC  mem- 
ber subcontractor  does  between  $300,000 
and  $500,000  worth  of  work.  If  you  give 
the  benefit  of  doubt  and  use  the  top 
dollar  volume  figure  for  both  general 
and  sub-contractors  (i.e.  $750,000  and 
$500,000  respectively)  times  the  num- 
ber of  members  in  each  category,  we 
find  total  ABC  member  contractors  doing 
approximately  $5.9  billion.  If  "merit 
shop  contractors  ..."  have  a  "total 
dollar  volume  approaching  $220  bil- 
lion," $214  billion  is  being  done  by  non- 
ABC  members. 

Third,  looking  at  the  location  of  ABC 
members  we  find  one  third  of  their 
membership  located  in  the  six  states  of 
Alabama,  Arkansas,  Florida,  Louisi- 
ana, Tennessee,  and  Texas.  In  fact,  one 
of  every  ten  ABC  members  has  a  Texas 

address  (see  membership  map). 

At  this  point  you  might  ask,  just  what 
difference  does  all  this  make?  Well,  the 
next  time  you  hear  ABC  claim  to  be 
the  voice  of  the  open-shop  movement, 
ask  them  why  their  members  are  only 
doing  $6  billion  of  the  "$220  billion" 
open  shop  market.  The  next  time  you 
hear  them  talk  about  repeal  of  the 
Davis-Bacon  Act,  ask  them  if  their 
member,  the  House  of  Chong,  really 
cares.  The  next  time  you  hear  them 
testify  before  Congress  against  common 
situs  picketing  legislation,  ask  them  if 
their  member  the  Texas  Dance  Hall  is 
really  an  opponent.  The  next  time  ABC 
claims  17,000  merit  shop  contractor 
members,  ask  them  why  40%  of  their 
members  are  not  contractors  at  all. 

For  a  state-by-state  breakdown  of 
ABC  membership,  dollar  volume  by 
type,  and  a  listing  of  ABC  banks,  in- 
surance companies,  lawyers,  etc.,  call 
or  write  the  National  Joint  Heavy  and 
Highway  Construction  Committee.  UUfi 

Reprinted  from  the  September,  1985.  issue 
o/Heavy  and  Highway  News,  official  news- 
letter of  the  National  Joint  Heavy  and  High- 
way Construction  Committee. 


General  Contractors 




















Total  Membership 



Percentage  of  Contractors 

Volume  of  Business 

Gen.  &  Subs. 



Did  not  include  $  volume 




Under  $300,000 












$750,000-$1 ,000,000 




$1 ,000,000-$3,000,000 








$6,000,000-$1 0,000,000 








Over  $20,000,000 

Note  the  following: 



Under  $1,000,000 




$1,000,000-$1 0,000,000 




Over  $10,000,000 





APRIL,     1986 




■iiiiii  liliM 

ABOVE:  The  American  Express  credit  card  facil- 
ity being  built  non-union  in  Greensboro.  N.C. 
RIGHT:  Members  of  Local  225  picket  a  Robin- 
son-Humphrey project  in  Atlanta.  Ga..  on  which 
non-union  general  contractor  Puce  Construction 
is  working.  Robinson-Humphrey .  an  American- 
E.xpress  subsidiary,  is  an  active  real  estate  devel- 



To  most  Americans,  the  name  Anr 
ican  Express  is  almost  synonymuu., 
with  the  credit  card  and  travelers  checks 
business,  in  which  the  company  is  the 
leading  participant.  The  company's 
popular  "Don't  leave  home  without  it" 
ad  campaign  theme  has  provided  tre- 
mendous consumer  recognition  of  these 
services.  To  Building  Tradesmen,  how- 
ever, American  Express  Company  is 
much  more  than  a  credit  card  company. 
An  examination  of  the  multi-faceted 
financial  services  company  and  its  sub- 
sidiaries reveals  the  company  to  be  a 
major  participant  in  commercial  real 
estate  development.  It  also  maintains 
considerable  relationships  with  Build- 
ing Trades'  benefit  funds  through  its 
asset  management  subsidiaries. 


On  April  2,  1985,  American  Express 
announced  plans  to  build  a  $4()-60  mil- 
lion credit  card  facility  in  Greensboro, 
N.C.  Prior  to  the  start  of  the  project. 
General  President  Patrick  J.  Campbell 
and  Building  Trades  President  Robert 
J.  Georgine  corresponded  with  Ameri- 
can Express  officials  to  ensure  that 
union  contractors  be  given  an  oppor- 

tunity to  bid  the  project.  A  prompt 
response  to  President  Campbell  indi- 
cated that  the  project  general  contractor 
had  not  been  selected  and  "that  it  is 
neither  the  intention  nor  the  desire  of 
American  Express  to  exclude  any  group 
of  viable  contractors  from  the  the  bid- 
ding process."  Within  two  weeks,  work 
on  the  project  started  with  a  non-union 
contractor,  Carlson  Builders  of  Atlanta, 
Ga.,  in  charge.  Union  general  contrac- 
tors and  subcontractors  seeking  to  bid 
the  project  were  given  the  word  that 
the  project  was  already  let. 

Protests  from  Campbell  produced  a 
subsequent  meeting  with  American  Ex- 
press Chairman  James  D.  Robinson  III. 
a  prominent  member  of  the  Business 
Roundtable,  which  resulted  in  new  as- 
surances that  union  contractors  would 
be  provided  an  opportunity  to  bid  re- 
maining portions  of  the  project.  Given 
recent  developments  on  the  project, 
Robinson's  assurances  do  not  appear 
meaningful,  as  many  fair  contractors 
employing  local  building  tradesmen  have 
apparently  failed  to  receive  serious  con- 
sideration for  the  bulk  of  the  work.  The 
most  recent  arrival  on  the  project  is 
Shields  Inc.,  the  largest  non-union  dry- 
wall  contractor  in  North  Carolina. 

American   Express'  failure  to  seri- 

ously consider  union  contractors  in  the 
construction  of  its  new  credit  card  fa- 
cility seems  to  be  merely  symptomatic 
of  the  approach  taken  by  American 
Express  and  its  subsidiaries  engaged  in 
real  estate  development  business.  Re- 
ports from  Atlanta,  Ga..  show  several 
projects  of  Robinson-Humphrey  De- 
velopers, an  American  Express  subsid- 
iary, to  be  utilizing  non-union  general 
contractors.  One  project  is  a  $60  million 
Intercontinental  Hotel  job  on  which 
Pace  Construction  is  the  general  con- 
tractor. Charter  Builders  is  the  non- 
union general  contractor  on  another 
Robinson-Humphrey  commercial  office 
complex  project.  The  general  contrac- 
tors on  both  of  these  sites  are  presently 
being  picketed  by  Local  255  in  Atlanta. 
Other  subsidiaries  such  as  The  Balcor 
Company  Inc..  and  The  Boston  Com- 
pany Inc.,  are  actively  engaged 
throughout  the  country  in  real  estate 
development  making  American  Ex- 
press one  of  the  largest  diversified  de- 
velopers in  the  country. 

The  actions  of  American  Express  and 
its  subsidiaries  in  denying  union  con- 
tractors the  opportunity  to  bid  con- 
struction work  are  all  too  common  in 
today's  business  environment  where  it 
is  open   season  on   unions.    What   is 





Credit  Cards 
Travelers  Checks 


Shearson  Asset 
Lehman  Managem.ent 
The  BalcoT  Company 
The  Boston  Company 
Bernstein-Macaulay  Inc. 

The  corporate 
structure  of  Ameri- 
can Express  shows 
it  to  be  a  multifa- 
ceted  financial 
services  company 
providing  a  variety 
of  services  to 
unions  and  their 
members,  including 
investment  man- 
agement of  worker 
benefit  funds. 

particularly  disturbing  in  the  case  of 
American  Express  is  the  fact  that  the 
company  benefits  rather  handsomely 
from  financial  relationships  with  Build- 
ing Trades'  unions,  their  members,  and 
members'  retirement  funds. 

OutHned  above  are  the  various  facets 
of  American  Express'  financial  net- 
work, while  the  diagram  below  provides 
an  overview  of  how  American  Express 
subsidiaries  reap  considerable  revenues 
as  investment  managers  of  Building 
Trades'  pension  funds. 

The  leading  money  maker  for  the 
company  is  its  Travel  Related  Services 
division  with  20  miUion  American  Ex- 
press Cards  in  circulation.  With  all 
divisions  combined,  American  Express 
made  over  $810  million  in  profits  for 

While  the  number  of  trade  unionists 
utilizing  the  company's  credit  card  is 
undoubtedly  high,  of  particular  interest 
is  the  relationships  maintained  by  the 
benefit  funds  of  affiliated  Building 
Trades'  unions  with  the  company's  In- 
vestment Services  subsidiaries.  Amer- 
ican Express'  key  investment  services 
company  is  Shearson  Lehman  Brothers 
Inc.,  produced  by  a  marriage  of  Shear- 
son  and  Lehman  Brothers  Kuhn  Loeb 
in  1984.  Shearson  Lehman  provides 
investment  banking  services,  commer- 

cial paper,  municipal  bonds,  and  future 
trading,  and  various  trading  operations 
for  institutional  investors,  such  as  pen- 
sions. Major  Shearson  Lehman  Broth- 
ers Inc . ,  subsidiaries  include  the  follow- 
ing companies:  The  Robinson-Humphrey 
Company  Inc.;  The  Balcor  Company; 
The  Boston  Company  Inc.;  Bernstein- 
Macaulay  Inc.;  Shearson  Asset  Man- 
agement, Inc.;  and  Lehman  Manage- 
ment Co.  Inc.  Each  of  these  companies 
provides  asset  management  services  for 
union  pension  funds. 


The  current  edition  of  the  Money 
Market  Directory,  a  directory  of  cor- 
porate, public,  and  union  pension  funds, 
indicates  that  American  Express  in- 
vestment management  subsidiaries  re- 
ceive considerable  union  business.  The 
total  assets  of  Building  Trades  pension 
funds  managed  in  part  by  American 
Express  subsidiaries  is  nearly  $5  billion. 
An  additional  $5  billion  in  non-Building 
Trades  union  pension  funds  is  also  man- 
aged in  whole  or  in  part  by  company 
subsidiaries.  In  managing  a  major  por- 
tion of  these  funds,  American  Express 
subsidiaries  annually  receive  millions 

of  dollars  in  management  fees.  Addi- 
tionally, brokerage  fees  are  earned  by 
company  subsidiaries  for  services  pro- 
vided the  funds. 

The  picture  painted  by  the  above 
information  poses  an  all  too  familiar 
scenario:  Workers'  retirement  money 
being  managed  by  companies  for  a 
handsome  fee,  while  these  same  com- 
panies pursue  construction  activities 
using  non-union  contractors.  Aggres- 
sive action  is  imperative  to  turn  the  tide 
on  this  growing  anti-unionism.         IJ!jfj 


Any  member  who  has  information 
on  the  construction  activities  of  any 
American  Express  subsidiary  should 
contact  his  or  her  business  agent  with 
such  information.  Agents  are  re- 
quested to  contact  the  Special  Projects 
Department  at  the  UBC  General  Of- 
fices in  Washington,  D.C.,  with  the 
information.  Also,  any  information 
available  on  existing  financial  relation- 
ships with  American  Express  or  its 
subsidiaries  is  requested. 


Please  turn  to  Page  40  for  a  statement  by 
General  President  Campbell  on  the  invest- 
ment of  pension  funds. 




Lehman  Mgt. 
Shearson  Assets  Mgt. 
The  Balcor  Co. 
The  Boston  Co. 





APRIL,     1986 



"Shocking  and  disnnaying"  was  the  reaction  of 
Boston  Mayor  Raymond  J.  Flynn  to  a  Reagan 
Administration  official's  comment  that  the  homeless 
are  not  a  concern  of  the  federal  government. 

James  C.  Miller  III,  director  of  the  White  House 
Office  of  Management  and  Budget,  told  the  House 
Budget  Committee  that  the  rising  number  of  home- 
less in  the  nation  "tugs  on  one's  heart  strings,"  but 
the  problem  is  "not  a  federal  responsibility." 

When  Miller  said  that  the  Reagan  budget  had 
programs  like  the  Community  Services  Block 
Grants  to  help  states  with  the  homeless,  Rep.  Mike 
Lowry  (D-Wash.)  pointed  out  that  the  Administration 
proposed  axing  the  program  in  1987  and  eliminat- 
ing $70  million  targeted  for  the  homeless  in  the 
Federal  Emergency  Management  Agency. 

Boston  Mayor  Flynn  went  further,  saying  that 
Reagan  cuts  in  job  training,  housing,  and  health 
care  "have  contributed  directly  to  the  increase  in 
the  number  of  homeless  people  on  the  streets  of 


Secretary  of  Labor  William  E.  Brock  has  an- 
nounced that  the  Office  of  Pension  and  Welfare 
Benefit  Programs  (OPWBP)  has  been  renamed  the 
Pension  and  Welfare  Benefit  Administration 

Dennis  M.  Kass  has  been  named  assistant  secre- 
tary and  David  M.  Walker,  deputy  assistant  secre- 

According  to  Secretary  Brock,  "A  fundamental  re- 
sponsibility of  the  United  States  Department  of  La- 
bor is  to  protect  the  retirement  income  security  of 
American  workers.  The  new  organization  and  lead- 
ership will  allow  more  effective  and  efficient  admin- 
istration of  the  department's  areas  of  responsibility 
under  the  Employee  Retirement  Income  Security 
Act  (ERISA)  and  strengthen  the  department's  lead- 
ership role  in  the  development  of  national  retire- 
ment income  policy." 


Construction  industry  representatives  testified  be- 
fore the  House  Education  and  Labor  Committee 
recently  regarding  the  apparent  increase  in  sub- 
stance abuse  in  the  construction  industry.  A 
spokesman  from  Daniels  International  Corporation 
stated  that  one  out  of  five  construction  workers  has 
a  drug  problem  which  results  in  "billions  of  dollars" 
of  losses  from  accidents,  lost  productivity,  and  in- 
creased compensation  and  insurance  rates.  Daniels 
is  a  non-union  construction  firm.  Building  Trades 
representatives  did  not  testify  at  the  hearings. 


Construction  of  new  homes  rose  a  strong  1 5.7% 
in  January  to  a  seasonally  adjusted  annual  rate  of 
2.1  million  units,  the  Commerce  Department  re- 

January's  housing  start  rate  was  the  highest 
since  February  1 984  and  was  nearly  1 6%  above 
the  1 .8  million  rate  one  year  ago.  In  December 
starts  increased  9.1%,  not  the  17.5%  originally  esti- 
mated by  the  department. 

Commenting  on  the  report.  Commerce  Secretary 
Malcolm  Baldrige  expressed  guarded  optimism.  De- 
spite the  large  gain  in  January  starts,  he  said  de- 
posits at  the  nation's  thrift  institutions  "remain  slug- 
gish, loan  qualifying  standards  have  been  tightened, 
and  vacancy  rates  for  rental  housing  in  some  re- 
gions are  high.  Thus,  while  boom  conditions  are  not 
likely,  we  can  look  fonward  to  a  year  of  further  gains 
from  1985's  total." 


The  first  national  teleconference  on  Acquired  Im- 
mune Deficiency  Syndrome  (AIDS)  in  the  Work- 
place, co-sponsored  by  The  Bureau  of  National  Af- 
fairs, Inc.,  and  the  Public  Broadcasting  Service,  will 
be  transmitted  March  26  to  more  than  1 00  sites 

The  teleconference  will  provide  a  forum  for  a 
comprehensive  investigation  and  discussion  of  the 
legal  and  medical  issues,  public  implications,  and 
employer/employee  concerns  of  AIDS  in  the  work- 
place. The  seminar  will  bring  together  top  public 
health  officials,  attorneys,  policymakers,  insurance 
representatives,  corporate  and  union  officials,  and 
gay  rights  advocates.  More  than  2,000  people  are 
expected  to  attend. 


President  Reagan,  in  his  State  of  the  Union  ad- 
dress, said  he  wants  to  go  ahead  in  spending  $600 
million  for  research  on  a  jetliner  that  could  fly  from 
Washington  to  Tokyo  in  two  hours. 

In  the  budget  he  sent  to  Congress,  Reagan  also 
proposed  ending  the  $670  million  a  year  subsidy  to 
Amtrak,  which  carries  21  million  passengers  a  year, 
1 1  million  in  the  Northeast  corridor.  The  cut  would 
put  Amtrak  into  bankruptcy. 



Brotherhood  stems 
from  the  heart,  .  . 

Fifth  District  Representative  Mike  Shetland 
of  St.  Paul.  Minn.,  served  the  Brotherhood  long 
and  well.  He  died  February  9  following  a  strug- 
gle against  a  virus  infection  and  heart  failure. 
On  the  day  before  he  died  he  wrote  a  letter  to 
General  President  Patrick  J.  Campbell.  In  it  he 
expressed  his  personal  thoughts  about  the 

Dear  Sir  and  Brother: 

There  are  far  too  many  phrases  and 
cliches  spoken  in  the  labor  movement. 
But  leaders  of  vision  have  a  way  of 
speaking;  visualizing  and  cutting  right 
to  the  heart  of  truth:  The  reason  for  the 
existance  of  our  organization  is  people. 
Not  abstract  statistics  but  indimduals, 
with  needs,  dreams  and  hopes  which 
could  not  be  fulfilled  unless  they  associ- 
ated with  other  individuals  into  an  or- 
ganization such  as  ours. 

I  know  you  were  tired  when  you  gave 
your  wrap-up  speech  in  Denver.  Also  I 
know  that  even  when  tired,  you  gather 
energy  while  you  speak  and  can  really 

I'm  a  little  embarrassed  to  admit  this, 
but  your  speech  at  the  Denver  Leader- 
ship Conference  literally  moved  me  to 
tears.  Brotherhood — a  damn  good  prior- 
ity goal  for  the  UBC. 

Brotherhood  stems  from  the  heart,  not 
from  the  mouth.  It's  proven  by  actions 
that  are  taken;  priorities  that  are  made; 
and  is  the  truest  measure  of  an  organi- 
zation such  as  ours,  because  without  it, 
it  is  harder  to  achieve  our  other  impor- 
tant functions  such  as  negotiating  for 
agreements,  training  apprentices,  etc. 

Since  I  first  joined,  I've  had  a  special 
feeling  about  the  UBC,  and  this  is  really 
a  long-winded  letter  of  thanks  and  ap- 
preciation that  I  will  never  be  able  to 
express  properly  in  words.  I  will  try  to 
say  thank  you  by  returning  the  same 
sense  of  Brotherhood  to  my  fellow  mem- 
bers and  maybe  instilling  a  few  people 
with  this  feeling  along  the  way. 

During  my  recent  "trials"  because  of 
unexpected  deterioration  of  my  heart 
due  to  a  virus  of  all  things,  the  support 
of  friends  and  associates  in  the  UBC 
has  helped  me  so  much.  It's  impossible 
for  me  to  express  what  this  support  has 
meant  to  me. 

Leon  Greene  who  is  retired,  of  course, 
has  fielded  an  incredible  number  of 
phone  calls,  relieving  my  wife  of  some  of 
the  burdens  she  has  faced.  You  and  Sig- 
urd Lucassen  cleared  up  insurance 
problems  when  they  arose.  The  Depart- 
ment of  Organization  has  been  great.  I 
wish  I  could  show  you  the  stack  of  cards 
I've  received — It's  at  least  8"  high.  Not 
just  signed  cards,  but  cards  with  letters, 
some  almost  poetic,  that  have  lent  me 
support  and  strength. 

I  am  truly  lucky  and  blessed.  The 
Brotherhood  in  the  UBC  is  not  an  empty 
word.  Our  organization  has  HEART. 



Mike  Shotland 

A  Wife  Expresses  Her  Gratitude 

Dear  Mr.,  Campbell: 

I  want  to  send  my  heartfelt 
thanks  to  you  and  to  the  Brother- 
hood for  the  generosity  and  kind- 
ness you  showed  to  Michael  and 
me  during  his  illness  and  now  in 
his  death. 

Michael  lived  his  life  by  the  prin- 
ciples of  the  Brotherhood.  In  doing 
so  he  not  only  enriched  m.y  life  per- 
sonally, but  the  lives  of  all  working 
men  and  women. 

Michael  was  extremely  proud  of 
his  position  as  your  Representative. 

He  showed  a  generosity  c>f  spirit 
and  a  level  of  integrity  in  all  his 
dealings  that  made  all  those  asso- 
ciated with  him  proud  to  know  him 
in  return. 

The  Brotherhood's  kindness  to- 
wards us  in  these  last  months  has 
reconfirmed  my  faith  in  the  good- 
ness and  rightness  of  the  labor 
movement  as  a  whole  and  the 
Brotherhood  in  particular. 


Jaye  Rykunyk  Shotland 


^^"'•«  Worm 

^  ^^..^^ 


Words  We  Seldom  Hear  These  Days 


Many  newspapers  and  magazines  have 
regular  features  that  are  focused  on 
increasing  our  word  power,  well  worth 
anyone's  time.  However  the  purpose 
of  this  article  is  not  to  suggest  new 
words  in  your  vocabulary  but  to  talk 
about  some  of  the  words  we  once  used 
and  now  rarely  hear. 

At  the  turn  of  the  century,  the  black- 
snake  was  found  on  practically  every 
farm.  Today,  anyone  under  fifty  would 
shrug  in  doubt  at  mention  of  the  name. 
The  blacksnake  was  a  leather  whip, 
braided  over  a  pliable  core,  having  a 
loop  for  the  user's  wrist.  If  one  drove 
a  "surrey  with  the  fringe  on  top,"  it 
also  was  equipped  with  a  blacksnake 
to  prod  the  horses  to  a  trot. 

Mention  a  caddy  to  a  woman  today 
and  she  would  invariably  associate  the 
word  with  a  golf  course.  But  years  ago 
a  caddy  was  a  tin  box  that  held  tea. 

coffee,  or  condiments.  A  Barlow  was 
a  single-bladed  jack-knife  named  after 
its  inventor,  a  favorite  among  the  boys. 

Clapboards  were  split  from  timber  by 
use  of  a  frow,  mallet,  and  brake.  The 
clapboard  was  the  forerunner  of  the 
shingle  on  a  roof.  A  firkin  was  a  wooden 
cask  made  to  hold  butter  or  lard.  Nog- 
gins were  small  wooden  cups  found  in 
most  homes.  Madder  did  not  indicate 
increased  anger  but  referred  to  a  plant 
used  to  make  dye.  Johnny  cakes  pre- 
ceded the  present  day  pancake.  Pattens 
were  wooden  overshoes,  generally  used 
for  barnyard  work  at  the  turn  of  the 
century.  Now  the  wooden  shoes  are 
gone,  and  so  are  the  men  (and  women) 
who  wore  them. 

Silver  coins  were  designated  by  bits. 

Two  bits  was  25  cents;  six  bits,  75 

cents.  A  Picayune  was  a  half  bit.  A 

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APRIL,     1986 





After  more  than  a  year  of  discussion,  the  Cana- 
dian Labor  Market  and  Productivity  Centre  has  es- 
tablished a  sector  committee  for  the  construction 

The  committee,  approved  by  the  centre's  board 
of  governors,  has  been  formed  to  analyse,  advise 
on,  and  undertake  projects  related  to  labor  markets 
and  productivity  issues  as  they  affect  Canada's 
construction  industry. 

An  equal  number  of  labor  and  management  offi- 
cials have  been  appointed  to  the  12-man  sector 
committee.  All  are  members  of  the  National  Joint 
Committee — formed  by  the  unionized  contractors' 
sector  of  the  Canadian  Contruction  Association  and 
the  Canadian  Executive  Board  of  the  Building  and 
Construction  Trades  Department. 

Norman  Wilson,  chairman  of  the  Canadian  Exec- 
utive Board,  and  Robert  McMurdo,  chairman  of 
CCA's  unionized  contractors'  sector,  will  co-chair 
the  new  body  which  was  formed  to  make  recom- 
mendations on  how  to  raise  Canadian  productivity, 
report  on  labor  market  requirements  and  increase 


During  the  past  decade,  Canadian  women  have 
started  to  make  their  presence  felt  in  organized 
labor,  and  the  effect  has  been  a  steady  erosion  of 
the  intolerance  that  once  kept  them  politically  off 
balance  even  in  their  own  unions. 

Now,  with  the  proportion  of  women  in  unions 
growing  steadily,  both  sexes  are  starting  to  accept 
that  women  and  women's  issues  are  at  least  half  of 
what  union  work  is  about. 

In  1962  women  constituted  16.4%  of  Canadian 
union  members;  in  1972  they  made  up  24.2%.  By 
1982  they  made  32.3%  of  membership,  almost 
twice  as  much  as  20  years  earlier. 

But  women  still  get  paid  less  than  men.  A  1985 
booklet  on  women's  issues  published  by  the  Cana- 
dian Union  of  Public  Employees  reports  that  Cana- 
dian "women  with  the  same  education  and  skills  as 
men  doing  similar  work  are  paid  from  $6,000  to 
$10,000  a  year  less." 


The  Ontario  Government  plans  legislation  that 
would  protect  workers  who  currently  lose  wages 
they  are  owed  when  an  employer  becomes  bank- 
rupt or  insolvent. 

A  recent  report  of  an  inquiry  into  the  problem 
says  workers  lost  a  potential  $10-million  in  wages 
and  benefits  in  a  year-long  period  ending  in  March 

Saying  existing  protection  for  workers  is  inade- 
quate, the  report  urges  the  Government  to  set  up  a 
fund  to  compensate  workers  quickly  for  up  to  two 
months  of  unpaid  wages.  The  Ministry  of  Labor 
would  then  have  the  power  to  got  after  a  company 
or  its  owners  and  directors  for  1 V2  times  the  money 
paid  out  of  the  fund. 

BUDGET  CUTS  150,000  JOBS 

New  Democratic  Party  researchers  say  their  anal- 
ysis of  the  Conservative  government's  first  budget 
indicates  close  to  50,000  jobs  could  be  lost  this 
year  and  another  100,000  lost  next  year  due  to  tax 
increases  and  program  cuts  contained  in  the 

And  they  say  the  budget  measures  will  mean  a 
tax  increase  of  $500  for  the  ordinary  Canadian  fam- 
ily next  year  as  a  result  of  the  extra  two  cents  a  litre 
gasoline  tax,  the  increase  in  federal  sales  tax,  the 
de-indexation  of  personal  exemptions,  old  age  se- 
curity pensions,  the  family  allowance,  and  the  elimi- 
nation of  previously  scheduled  tax  cuts. 

But  if  the  budget  is  tough  on  ordinary  Canadians, 
it  is  not  tough  on  the  rich.  The  Conservatives  have 
backed  off  on  their  promise  of  a  maximum  tax  on 
the  wealthy  and  given  a  huge  $500  million  capital 
gains  tax  holiday. 

And  while  the  federal  government  by  1990-91 
will  have  collected  $4.1  billion  more  in  personal 
income  taxes  and  $2.6  billion  more  in  sales  taxes,  it 
will  have  received  $2.2  billion  less  in  corporate 

The  New  Democrats  say  they  will  work  "against 
another  budget  that  takes  more  away  from  ordinary 
Canadians"  and  for  a  budget  that  makes  the 
wealthy  pay  their  fair  share.  They  pledge  to  press 
the  government  to  take  leadership  in  setting  targets 
to  reduce  unemployment,  and  invest  in  resource 
upgrading,  community  development,  technological 
development,  housing,  and  municipal  projects. 


The  value  of  building  permits  issued  in  1985 
could  surpass  $19  billion — an  increase  of  more  than 
20%  over  1984 — Statistics  Canada  reported  in  Jan- 

Despite  a  slackening  of  building  intentions  during 
October — the  latest  month  for  which  figures  were 
available — it  appears  1985  will  be  the  best  year 
since  1981  for  construction  activity,  agency  official 
Gaetan  Lemay  said. 

Should  the  value  of  permits  issued  in  November 
and  December  remain  high,  that  would  also  sug- 
gest that  a  relatively-healthy  level  of  construction 
activity  will  continue  at  least  into  the  first  few 
months  of  this  year. 



'Blueprint  for 
Cure'  Contributions 
Go  to  Diabetes 
Research  Center 

In  its  determined  assault  on  diabetes, 
the  Diabetes  Research  Institute  relies 
heavily  on  support  from  the  Diabetes 
Research  Institute  Foundation  (for- 
merly the  Juvenile  Diabetes  Research 
Foundation).  The  Foundation,  formed 
in  1971  by  a  small  group  of  parents  of 
children  with  diabetes,  is  continually 
meeting  the  needs  of  people  with  the 
disease  and  their  families  through  ed- 
ucation, information,  and  counseling. 
The  Foundation  also  strives  to  expand 
public  awareness  of  the  severity  of 
diabetes,  and  to  accelerate  research 
oriented  to  finding  a  cure. 

The  Foundation  has  become  a  sig- 
nificant and  successful  funder  of  dia- 
betes research.  The  Foundation  pi- 
oneered the  "centers  of  excellence" 
approach  to  acceleration  of  diabetes 
research,  which  resulted  in  creation  of 
the  Institute.  Continuing  Foundation 
support  has  advanced  the  Institute  to 
the  forefront  of  diabetes  research. 

In  1980  a  group  of  major  donors 
launched  an  endowment  program  under 
Foundation  auspices  to  create  chairs 
for  the  Institute's  distinguished  scien- 
tific leaders.  The  first  endowed,  chair, 
established  with  a  $1  million  commit- 
ment, is  named  the  Mary  Lou  Held 
Professor  of  Medicine  and  Scientific 
Director  of  the  Diabetes  Research  In- 
stitute, and  is  occupied  by  Dr.  Daniel 
H.  Mintz. 

Today  the  Institute  also  benefits  from 
grants  and  awards  bestowed  upon  mem- 
bers of  its  faculty — a  key  measure  of 
high  esteem  which  the  Institute  has 
earned  within  the  scientific  community. 

The  Foundation's  fundraising  efforts 
span  the  entire  year  and  comprise  a 
full,  varied  schedule  of  special  events 
and  activities  through  which  corpora- 
tions, service  organizations,  and  indi- 
viduals in  South  Florida,  the  state,  and 
the  nation  give  unstintingly  of  their  time 
and  resources. 

In  addition  to  fund  raising,  the  Foun- 
dation provides  a  wide  array  of  services 
and  programs  such  as  a  speakers  bu- 
reau, diabetes  screening  programs, 
family  support  group  programs,  physi- 
cian referrals,  a  comprehensive  edu- 
cation program  providing  literature  and 
information,  and  a  bimonthly  newspa- 
per, "Focus  on  Diabetes,"  that  brings 
information  and  hope  on  a  continuing 
basis  to  some  20,000  recipients. 

Individuals  and  organizations  who 
make  contributions  to  the  UBC's  Blue- 

print for  Cure  campaign  are  helping  the 
work  of  the  Foundation.  This  is  our 
most  recent  list  of  contributors: 

Helen  Domaniewitz,  John  Raymond 
Earp  Sr.,  Virginia  Kenyan,  Myles 
Mcintosh,  Douglas  Matejovsky,  Ralph 
R.  Reichman,  Gene  M.  Slater,  Albert 
L.  Spring,  Robert  H.  Strenger,  B.  R. 
Upton,  William  Wood,  and  Sam  Za- 

Local  Unions  200,  483,  971,  1126, 
1280,  and  1509. 

Illinois  State  Council  and  Pennsyl- 
vania State  Council. 

A  donation  in  memory  of  Arthur  Har- 
kins  Sr. 

Local  Unions  48,  181,  223,  261,  287, 
377,  1146,  1421,  1456,  and  1672. 

Ohio  State  Council  and  New  York 
State  Labor-Management  Committee. 

Fred  E.  Carter,  Davis  H.  Crocker, 
Kathy  L.  Krieger,  Patrick  O'Dea,  Adam 
Petrovich,  Chester  Prystowski,  George 
Vest  Jr.,  and  Michael  Zumpano. 

Check  donations  to  the  "Blueprint  for 
Cure"  campaign  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. 


Diabetes  has  long  been  an  under- 
estimated disease  with  regard  to  its 
severity,  its  incidence,  and  the  widely 
held  belief  that  insulin  had  solved  the 
problem.  Diabetes  is  a  serious  chronic 
disease  directly  affecting  as  many  as 
12  million  Americans,  including  3  mil- 
lion young  people  dependent  on  in- 
sulin injections.  Insulin  is  a  treatment, 
not  a  cure. 

You  should  know  the  facts: 

•  Diabetes  results  from  a  relative 
or  absolute  deficiency  of  insulin,  a 
hormone  produced  by  the  beta  cells 
of  the  islets  of  Langerhans  of  the 

•  The  National  Commission  on  Di- 
abetes reports  that  diabetes  is  the 
third  leading  cause  of  death  from 
disease  in  the  United  States. 

•  The  average  American  born  to- 
day has  a  better  than  one-in-five  chance 
of  developing  diabetes,  or  becoming 
a  carrier  of  this  silent  killer. 

•  Diabetes  is  the  leading  cause  of 
new  blindness  in  the  United  States. 

•  Average  life  expectancy  is  re- 
duced by  approximately  one-third. 

•  The  complications  of  diabetes, 
afflicting  the  blood  vessels  and  nerv- 
ous system,  affect  virtually  every  or- 
gan in  the  body,  producing  such  man- 
ifestations as  blindness,  kidney 
disease,  bladder  dysfunction,  stroke, 
impotence ,  and  gangrene ,  which  often 
leads  to  amputation  of  limbs. 

Heavy  and  Highway 

Continued  from  Page  6 

international  unions  which  make  up  the 
national  committee.  In  addition,  the 
states  are  divided  into  10  regions  for 
closer  coordination  of  the  committee 

The  committee  maintains  a  list  of 
double-breasted  contractors,  those 
contractors  who  have  both  union  and 
non-union  operations.  Through  the 
CIIN,  committee  members  are  in- 
formed when  these  contractors  bid  or 
work  non-union. 

Several  years  ago  the  national  com- 
mittee attempted  to  establish  a  formal 
labor-management  committee  for  the 
purpose  of  making  long-range  plans,  so 
that  union  contractors  could  bid  suc- 
cessfully on  jobs.  The  national  contrac- 
tors advised  the  committee  at  that  time 
that  all  they  needed  from  organized 
labor  was  a  document  which  allowed 
them  to  be  competitive  with  non-union 
contractors  in  bidding  on  projects.  Even 
though  the  committee  was  interested  in 
a  broader  approach,  it  began  negotia- 
tions on  a  "heavy  and  highway  con- 
struction agreement"  to  cover  initially 
those  states  in  which  the  non-union 
competition  was  the  most  serious.  After 
seven  negotiating  sessions,  the  National 
Joint  Committee  arrived  at  a  highway 
construction  agreement  which  covered 
16  states  and  was  signed  by  the  six 
general  presidents  of  the  member  unions. 

Shortly  after  this,  the  same  contrac- 
tors who  had  asked  for  such  an  agree- 
ment advised  the  committee  that  they 
were  not  in  a  position  at  that  time  to 
sign  a  national  construction  agreement 
and  any  future  agreements  would  have 
to  be  on  a  project-by-project  basis.  In 
spite  of  the  fact  that  the  committee  still 
believes  the  proper  approach  is  a  multi- 
state  agreement,  it  has  changed  its  pol- 
icy to  allow  the  highway  construction 
agreement  to  be  applied  on  a  project- 
by-project  basis. 

This  agreement  has  been  sent  to  the 
contractors  in  the  Construction  Indus- 
try Information  Network  along  with 
appropriate  application  forms.  These 
contractors  have  also  been  advised  that 
the  basic  agreement  can  be  used  on 
projects  other  than  highway  construc- 
tion, depending  upon  the  degree  of  non- 
union competition  the  contractor  faces. 

Areas  of  heavy  and  highway  work 
across  the  United  States  are  now  care- 
fully targeted,  and  the  National  Joint 
Heavy  and  Highway  Committee  ex- 
pects to  put  more  skilled,  union  Build- 
ing Tradesmen  to  work  in  1986  as  it 
pursues  project  agreements  in  earnest. 
Union  members  still  get  only  a  portion 
of  the  total  work  in  the  industry,  but 
its  portion  is  expected  to  increase  sub- 
stantially in  the  years  ahead.  UDC 

APRIL,     1986 



From  turtle  shells  to  metal  barrels  to  hard  boiled  hats^ 
over  the  years  head  protection  has  remained  smart  fashion. 

What  can  withstand  the  impact  of  a 
five-pound  hammer  falling  eight  feet, 
comes  in  a  rainbow  of  colors,  has  been 
in  use  since  the  time  of  Constantine  the 
Great  (about  A.D.  306),  and  weighs  less 
than  a  pound?  It's  your  occupational 
head  protection,  or  hard  hat,  of  course. 

According  to  the  E.D.  Bullard  Co. 
of  Sausalito,  Calif.,  they  invented  "hard 
boiled  hats"  in  1919  and  began  pro- 
moting their  use  in  mines  here  and 
abroad.  By  the  late  1920s  many  large 
American  companies  were  reporting 
substantial  decreases  in  scalp  injuries 
and  days  of  lost  time  due  to  such 
injuries.  In  the  early  1930s  UBC  con- 
struction crews  on  the  Colorado  River's 
Boulder  Dam  were  wearing  "hard 
boiled"  hats.  And  by  the  late  1930s, 
the  Golden  Gate  Bridge  in  San  Fran- 
cisco, Calif.,  was  touted  as  the  world's 
first  all-hard-hat  construction  job. 

For  World  War  II,  the  military  adapted 
World  War  I's  shallow,  heavy,  pan  of 

steel  with  its  padded  leather  lining  to 
develop  the  lightweight  steel  or  plastic 
helmet  that  became  widely  used  in  the 
civilian  industrial  sector. 

Although  Bullard  lays  claim  to  the 
American  invention  of  the  hard  hat, 
anthropologists  for  the  National  Geo- 
graphic Society  report,  "Those  hard 
hats  worn  on  building  sites  trace  their 
lineage  to  the  first  cavedweller  who  put 
a  turtle  shell  on  his  head  to  ward  off 
falling  rocks."  Constantine  the  Great 
ordered  work  crews  to  wear  metal  battle 
helmets  to  protect  themselves  from  fall- 
ing masonry  while  building  the  Egyptian 
obelisk  in  Rome's  Circus  Maximus  over 
1,600  years  ago.  And  helmets  found  in 
the  ruins  of  Corinth  in  Greece  are  said 
to  date  back  about  2,300  years. 

Today  federal  law  requires  your  em- 
ployer to  provide  you  with  a  hard  hat, 
if  the  work  site  requires  it.  And  all  hard 
hats  must  meet  the  American  National 
Standard    Institute's    Safety    Require- 

Piclured  al  top  are  World  War  II  ship- 
wrights who  donned  metal  hard  hats  for 
protection  as  they  stepped  up  their  pro- 
duction to  140  ships  per  month.  Al  hollom. 
coal  miners  in  the  1800s  wore  lamps  on 
their  hard  hats  to  aid  visihilitw 

During  the  1984  restoration  of  the  cable 
cars  in  San  Francisco,  Calif,  hard-halted 
workers  installed  the  sheave  wheels. 

In  1918  the  steel-hel- 
meled  "doughboy" 
of  World  War  I  he- 
came  the  trademark 
of  Doughboy  Wheat 
Flour  produced  by 
the  Mennel  Milting 
Co.  of  Toledo,  Ohio. 





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A  1930s  southwcsler-.sivU   hard  luil  with  a 
metal  lamp  bracket  for  a  carbide  lamp. 

A  IJth  Century  Norman  knight  added  a 
flat-lop.  barrel  helmet  lo  his  armor  of 
banded  mail.  It  proved  to  be  fatally  im- 
practical. Enemy  weapons  didn't  glance 
off  the  barrel,  and  the  helmet  so  com- 
pletely enclosed  the  head  of  the  warrior 
and  was  so  supported  by  a  padded  cap 
covering  the  head  that  a  blow  on  the  side 
of  the  helmet  would  place  the  wearer  on 
the  list  of  casualties  almost  immediately. 



Loggers  in  1918  wearing  World  War  I  steel  helmets  knew  the  value  of  head 
protection  as  they  felled  the  Douglas  fir.  .  .    at  least  two  of  them  did. 

Caring  for  your  hard  hat 

Exposure  to  sun,  heat,  cold,  chemi- 
cals, and  ultra-violet  rays  all  work  to 
deteriorate  your  hard  hat,  making  it  un- 
safe as  well  as  uncomfortable.  But 
proper  care  and  maintenance  can  en- 
sure that  your  helmet  offers  reliable, 
comfortable  protection. 

The  hard  hat  is  composed  of  a  shell, 
to  deflect  falhng  objects,  and  a  suspen- 
sion system,  to  absorb  impact  energy. 
The  shell  should  be  examined  for 
cracks  on  a  regular  basis.  If  any  are 
present,  no  matter  how  thin  they  seem 
to  be,  the  helmet  should  be  replaced. 
Cracks  will  spread  and  widen  in  time. 
Exposure  to  heat,  sun,  and  chemicals 
will  make  your  shell  brittle  and  stiff. 
Replace  it  if  there  is  a  visible  craze 

Any  hat  that  has  sustained  an  impact 
should  be  immediately  replaced,  even  if 
there  is  no  apparent  damage. 

The  suspension  system  holds  the 
shell  in  place  on  the  head,  and  holds 
the  shell  away  from  the  head,  allowing 
free  circulation  of  air.  Most  systems 
should  be  replaced  once  a  year  since 

they  become  worn  and  damaged.  Hair 
oils,  perspiration,  and  normal  wear 
cause  various  parts  to  crack,  fray,  and 

You  can  prolong  the  life  of  your  pro- 
tective headgear  by  cleaning  the  sus- 
pension and  shell  as  a  part  of  a  regular 
inspection  program.  A  wet  sponge  or 
soft  brush  with  a  mild  detergent  and 
water  will  remove  dirt  and  stains  with- 
out damage. 

The  proper  use  and  treatment  of  your 
hard  hat  can  also  prolong  its  life,  and 
yours.  Don't  carry  anything  in  your 
helmet,  the  space  is  there  to  cushion  a 
blow  to  the  head.  Don't  alter  or  modify 
the  shell  other  than  in  accordance  with 
the  manufacturer's  instructions.  And 
don't  paint  your  helmet;  the  paint  may 
have  solvents  which  could  make  it  brit- 
tle and  crack  easily.  Decals,  such  as 
the  UBC  hard  hat  decal,  may  be  ap- 
plied without  causing  damage.  In  fact, 
a  recent  National  Labor  Relations 
Board  decision  upheld  a  worker's  legal 
right  to  wear  a  union  decal  on  his  hard 

merits  for  Industrial  Head  Protection. 
All  helmets  have  a  dome-shaped  shell 
of  one-piece  construction.  Type  I  head- 
gear has  a  continous  brim  that  is  at 
least  I'/i  inches  wide  all  around  the  hat. 
Type  II  helmets  have  no  brim,  but  a 
peak  that  extends  forward  from  the 
crown.  Hard  hats  are  divided  into  four 
classes  which  are  determined  by  var- 
ious factors  including  insulation  resist- 
ance, flammability,  and  water  absorp- 
tion. Each  class  is  intended  for  use  in 
specific  circumstances. 

A  series  of  tests  is  performed  on  all 
headgear  before  classification.  The  im- 
pact resistance  test  requires  that  hel- 
mets transmit  an  average  force  of  not 
more  than  850  pounds.  In  addition,  no 
individual  helmet  shall  transmit  a  force 
of  more  than  1,000  pounds. 

The  test  procedure  for  penetration 
resistance  involves  the  placement  of  a 
helmet  underneath  a  one-pound  plumb 
bob  with  a  steel  point.  The  plumb  bob 
is  then  dropped  10  feet  to  strike  the 
shell  within  a  three-inch  circle.  Class 
A  and  B  helmets  shall  not  be  pierced 
more  than  Vs  inch  and  Class  C,  not 
more  than  Vw  inch. 

All  headgear  is  restricted  in  weight 
to  only  15.5  ounces — less  than  one 
pound.  And  an  important,  but  little 
known,  ANSI  standard  says  that,  "In- 
dustrial protective  helmets  should  not 
be  stored  on  the  rear-window  shelf  of 
an  automobile,  because  the  sunlight  and 
extreme  heat  may  cause  degradation 
that  will  adversely  affect  the  degree  of 
protection  they  provide.  ..." 

Two  types  of  materials  are  presently 
used  by  manufacturers  of  protective 
headgear.  Each  offers  the  same  impact 
protection,  but  different  degrees  of  pro- 
tection from  electrical  shock.  Ther- 
moplastic helmets  offer  the  maximum 
electrical  shock  protection — from  up  to 
30,000  volts,  while  fiberglass  protects 
the  wearer  from  up  to  2,200  volts. 

Thermoplastic  hats  and  caps  are  the 
more  popular  of  the  two.  They  are  less 
expensive  and  provide  better  protection 
against  electrical  shock,  but  are  not  as 
heat  resistant  as  fiberglass.  Fiberglass 
helmets  do  not  support  combustion  and 
will  not  melt;  they  are  useful  in  situa- 
tions where  high  heat  is  a  hazard,  but 
there  is  no  danger  from  electrical  con- 
tact. Aluminum  headgear  is  no  longer 
made  because  of  its  high  cost  and  lack 
of  resistance  to  electricity. 

Prior  to  the  implementation  of  the 
Occupational  Safety  and  Health 
Administration  in  the  early  1970s,  when 
head  protection  became  mandatory  in 
many  industries,  several  organizations 
had  developed  to  promote  the  use  of 
hard  hats.  One  such  group,  known  as 
the  Turtle  Club,  was  founded  in  1946 

Continued  on  Page  17 

APRIL,     1986 



Congress'  Record  on 
Worker's  Issues  Better 
In  1985  Than  1984 

Congress  in  1985  generally  showed  more 
support  for  issues  affecting  working  people, 
including  taxes  and  trade,  than  it  did  in  1984, 
according  to  an  AFL-CIO  "report  card"  on 
the  first  session  of  the  99th  Congress. 

"Despite  a  generally  negative  political 
climate,  there  was  a  marked  improvement 
in  congressional  voting  on  issues  of  impor- 
tance to  working  men  and  women,"  AFL- 
CIO  President  Lane  Kirkland  commented. 
"Much  of  the  credit  for  this  improvement 
was  due  to  hard  work  at  the  grassroots  by 
our  affiliates  and  legislative  action  commit- 
tees." Kirkland  added. 

Labor's  most  notable  1985  success  came 
in  the  area  of  ta.\  reform,  including  the  defeat 
in  the  House  of  President  Reagan's  proposals 
to  ta,\  employee  benefits  and  to  eliminate 
the  federal  la.x  deduction  for  state  and  local 
taxes,  Kirkland  said,  "The  battle  to  preserve 
these  victories  has  been  transferred  to  the 
Senate,"  he  noted. 

"Labor's  biggest  setback,"  Kirkland  said, 
was  the  House  defeat  of  a  modest  plant 
closing  protection  bill  "which  simply  re- 
quired employers  to  notify  workers  90  days 
prior  to  a  permanent  shutdown  and  to  consult 
with  the  employees  about  possible  alterna- 
tives." Calling  the  bill  the  "most  important 
workers'  rights  initiative  in  recent  years," 
he  criticized  "weak-kneed  Democrats"  who 
provided  the  margin  of  its  208-203  defeat. 

On  trade,  "an  explosion  of  pent-up  back- 
home  pressure  forced  this  issue  to  the 
congressional  center  stage  as  lawmakers 
returned  from  the  August  recess  after  listen- 
ing to  constituent  outrage  over  lost  jobs, 
padlocked  plants,  and  depressed  communi- 
ties." Kirkland  said.  A  bill  to  limit  textile, 
apparel,  shoe,  and  copper  imports  was  ap- 
proved overwhelmingly  by  both  the  House 
and  Senate,  but  just  short  of  the  margins 
needed  to  override  President  Reagan's  veto. 

The  1985  report  card  was  based  on  17  roll 
call  votes  in  the  House  and  21  in  the  Senate. 
Other  issues  included  the  Gramm-Rudman- 
Hollings  budget-balancing  act.  pay  equity 
for  women,  farm  worker  sanitation.  Super- 
fund  toxic  cleanup,  and  sanctions  against 
South  Africa. 

In  the  House,  the  report  said.  Democrats 
improved  their  voting  records  to  809?  with 
labor  compared  to  749?  in  1984.  Republican 
support  remained  nearly  the  same  at  21%  in 
1985  as  against  229?  in  1984. 

In  the  Republican-led  Senate.  Democrats 
voted  with  labor  i<(V'r  of  the  time  compared 
with  759-?  in  1984.  Republicans  supported 
labor's  position  249?  of  the  time  compared 
with  199?  in  1984. 

The  Political  Picture 

The  U.S.  Congressional  elections  next 
November  will  be  a  critical  test  for  the  two 
major  political  parties.  The  Democrats  want 
to  recapture  the  majority  in  the  U.S.  Senate 

Show  Your  Support 

Let  your  co-workers  know  that  you 
support  the  efforts  of  the  Carpenters 
Legislative  Improvement  Committee 
(CLIO  to  improve  your  lot  in  life. 
CLIC  has  representatives  working  al- 
most daily  in  the  halls  of  Congress 
and  the  state  legislatures  on  behalf  of 
needed  legislation. 

Show  your  support  by  contributing 
$2  to  CLIC  and  receive  in  return  a 
decal  like  the  one  above  for  your  hard 
hat.  Let  'em  know  you've  contrib- 

Some  are  built  solid 
.  .  .  and  some  not  so 

and  produce  some  fresh,  winning  faces  for 
the  elections  of  1988.  Many  Democrats  be- 
lieve that  they  will  not  have  a  better  oppor- 
tunity to  elect  Congressional  representatives 
for  the  rest  of  the  century  than  they  have 
this  year. 

The  Republicans  will  consider  it  a  major 
victory  if  they  hold  on  to  their  current  control 
of  the  Senate.  The  odds  makers  point  out 
that  the  Democrats  have  fewer  senate  seats 
at  stake — 22  vs  12.  In  the  next  test  of  the 
Senate  in  1988.  the  numbers  could  reverse 
and  favor  the  Republicans. 

Meanwhile,  the  Democrats  are  expected 
to  retain  control  of  the  House  of  Represen- 
tatives, since  the  edge  is  already  252-183. 
and  many  Democratic  seats  are  judged  to 
be  "safe." 

Political  analysis  say  the  GOP  will  have 
its  best  "window  of  opportunity"  in  1992. 
when  results  of  the  1990s  census  should 
increase  the  Republican  grip  on  the  West 
and  the  Sunbelt. 

VBC  Exhibit 
Schedule  for  '86 

The  United  Brotherhood's  centen- 
nial exhibit.  "Building  America."  has 
completed  its  1985  tour.  A  highlight 
of  the  1985  schedule  was  its  display 
in  the  North  Plaza  of  the  U.S.  De- 
partment of  Labor  in  Washington. 

There  is  still  available  lime  to 
schedule  its  display  in  other  parts  of 
the  country  before  the  General  Con- 
vention in  October,  according  to  Gen- 
eral Secretary  John  S.  Rogers.  Any 
local  union  or  council  considering  the 
display  of  the  exhibit  during  the  com- 
ing months  should  discuss  the  matter 
with  General  Secretary  Rogers. 

]  he  lop  12  llo('i\  of  the  East  London 
apartment  huildm^,  leaning  like  the  Tower 
of  Pisa  hut  still  intact. 

If  you've  been  in  the  construction 
industry  long  enough,  you've  occasion- 
ally heard  someone  say,  referring  to 
today's  high-rise  buildings.  "They  don't 
build  them  like  they  use  to  .  .  .". 

Whoever  said  that  may  occasionally 
be  right,  but  consider  the  toughness  of 
a  building  erected  in  England  in  1968 
and  demolished  last  year. 

And  then  consider  what  happened 
last  year  to  a  modern  office  building 
erected  in  Nashville.  Tenn.,  by  non- 
union labor  when  a  portion  of  the  build- 
ing collapsed  following  a  rainstorm. 

The  structurally-sound  building  in 
England  was  a  2 1 -story  apartment 
building  in  East  London,  erected  18 
years  ago  "using  a  French  industrial- 
ized system,"  nccordingto Engineering 
News  Record. 

The  industry  magazine  reports  that 
the  demolition  crew  for  the  East  Lon- 
don job  managed  to  knock  away  only 
the  first  nine  floors  in  its  controlled 
explosion.  The  12  top  stories,  although 
leaning  by  10  degrees  when  the  dust 
settled,  stood  relatively  intact  with  un- 
broken windows!  An  estimated  1,000 
charges  were  laid  on  the  ground,  sec- 
ond, fourth,  sixth,  and  eighth  floors  of 
the  building. 

The  Greater  London  Council,  owner 
of  the  building,  claims  it  never  expected 
the  blast  to  bring  down  all  21  stories 
although  it  hoped  the  remnants  would 
only  be  two  to  four  stories  high. 

According  to  John  Keefe,  project 
manager  for  the   council,   the   major 



The  Parkview  Towei  office  budding  in  NashxiUe,  Tenn  ,  lecently 
suffeied  damage.  An  outer  wall  gave  way  duiing  a  rainstorm, 
injuring  none  but  leaving  the  occupants  thunderstruck  and  ex- 
posed to  the  weather.  The  building,  we  are  told,  was  built  non- 
union.— Nashville  Banner  Photograph. 

problem  was  insufficient  preweakening 
of  the  entire  structure.  Once  the  explo- 
sives were  set  off,  the  preweakened 
joints  were  supposed  to  create  a  void 
inside  large  enough  for  the  upper  stories 
to  fall  into. 

L.E.  Jones  (Demolition)  Ltd.,  Lon- 
don, which  won  the  $550,000  demolition 
contract  earlier  this  year,  declined  to 
add  to  statemeiits  issued  by  the  council. 

An  official  from  the  U.K.'s  National 
Federation  of  Demolition  Contractors 
Ltd.,  says  the  contractors  most  likely 
were  concerned  that  more  explosives 
would  cause  the  upper  portion  of  the 
building  to  blow  out,  not  down,  dam- 
aging surrounding  property  with  flying 

The  council  says  Jones  will  use  the 
conventional  wrecking  ball  to  destroy 
the  remaining  stories  and  then  clear  the 
rubble  within  the  original  1 1-week  con- 
tract period. 

8.5  Million  Out  Of 
Work  In  February 

"Seven  percent  unemployment,"  Oswald 
continued,  "is  normally  associated  with 
recession,  not  'recoveries.'  We've  made  no 
progress  since  May  1984  and  are  still  dis- 
playing no  national  will  to  make  progress." 

Watch  AiRSTfCShs  making 
a  better  America . . . 

The  nation's  civilian  unemployment  rate 
jumped  to  7.3%  in  February  from  6.7%  in 
January,  seasonally  adjusted,  the  U.S.  La- 
bor Department  reported. 

The  high  jobless  rate  had  been  improving 
slowly  since  last  summer,  but  February's 
rise  returned  it  to  the  level  that  prevailed 
throughout  the  first  half  of  1985. 

In  February  8.5  million  Americans,  their 
ranks  swelled  by  700,000,  looked  for  work 
but  couldn't  find  any.  The  department  said, 
"This  unusual  increase  was  concentrated  in 
certain  groups  in  the  economy.  Two-thirds 
occurred  in  just  three  states — California, 
Texas  and  Illinois;  one  quarter  was  among 
Hispanics;  and,  almost  three  quarters  was 
among  workers  aged  25  and  over. 

Most  major  labor  force  groups  showed 
increases  in  their  jobless  rates.  Rates  for 
adult  men,  at  6.2%,  for  adult  women,  at 
6.7%,  for  teenagers,  at  19.0%,  and  for  full- 
time  workers,  at  6.9%,  were  all  about  a  half 
a  point  higher  than  in  January. 

Up  more  sharply  were  the  unemployment 
rates  for  Hispanics,  from  10.1%  in  January 
to  12.3%,  and  for  whites,  from  5.7%  to  6.4%. 
The  jobless  rate  for  part-time  workers  rose 
a  full  point  to  9.4%. 

The  department  said,  "Unemployment  in- 
creases were  concentrated  among  those  who 
lost  their  jobs  and  do  not  expect  recall  and 
among  labor  force  entrants,  particularly  re- 

AFL-CIO  economist  Rudy  Oswald  com- 
mented, "Clearly,  unemployment  never  was 
down  to  6.7%.  And  while  the  jump  to  7.3% 
may  be  news  to  statisticians,  it's  not  news 
to  the  15.1  million  Americans  who  are  un- 
employed, too  discouraged  to  look  for  work, 
or  forced  to  work  part-time  because  full- 
time  work  is  not  available. 

Hard  Hats 

Continued  from  Page  15 

by  C.R.  Rustemeyer,  who  was  then  the 
safety  director  of  Canadian  Forest 
Products  Ltd.  The  Club's  only  require- 
ment was  that  members  had  escaped 
serious  injury  because  they  had  been 
wearing  a  hard  hat  at  the  time  of  an 
accident.  Members  were  also  expected 
to  encourage  others  to  wear  hard  hats. 

Although  the  Turtle  Club  stopped 
accepting  members  after  federal  legis- 
lation required  head  protection,  worker 
interest  has  revived  the  group.  If  you, 
or  somebody  you  know,  has  escaped 
serious  injury  since  July  1983,  write  to 
the  Turtle  Club  for  an  appliction: 

Turtle  Club 

P.O.  Box  9707 

San  Rafael,  CA  94912-9707 

Members  receive  a  hard  hat  with  the 
club  insignia,  a  membership  certificate, 
a  wallet  card,  and  a  lapel  pin.  And 
members  pledge  themselves  "to  prac- 
tice safety  and  to  promote  the  accept- 
ance and  the  use  of  proper  head  pro- 
tection where  necessary."  There  are 
no  dues  or  charges;  the  club  is  spon- 
sored by  the  E.D.  Bullard  Co.         [)!]{; 

Attend  your  local  union  meetings  regu- 
larly. Be  an  active  member  of  the  United 



UBC  members  in  the  Kansas 
City  area  are  invited  to  visit 
the  United  Brotherhood's  ex- 
hibit at  the  1986  AFL-CIO 
Union  Industries  Show.  It's  all 
free,  and  there  are  prizes,  and 

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tike  It. 

Sherman  Overall  Mfg.  Co. 

We  Make  Everv  Pair  Make  Good 

We  recently  received  a  letter  from  Steve 
Stucka  of  Local  55,  Denver.  Colo.,  who  had 
this  to  say: 

"On  the  cover  of  your  Carpenters'  Mag- 
azine, the  February  1986  issue,  you  show  a 
carpenter  working.  In  my  opinion,  it  is  a 
poor  picture  of  a  carpenter  at  work. 

"First,  he  is  standing  on  a  scaffold  with 
a  lot  of  debris  at  his  feet;  there  is  only  a 
handrail  at  one  side,  and  he  does  not  have 
on  a  uniform  or  a  hard  hat. 

"If  this  is  a  true  picture  of  a  carpenter, 
what  has  happened  to  his  union  overalls  and 
a  hard  haf.^  I  have  been  a  carpenter  for  over 
50  years,  and  that  is  not  the  way  a  member 
of  this  trade  should  look  and  especially  in 
an  international  magazine." 

Steve  Stucka  raises  an  issue  which  crops 
up  from  time  to  time  when  generations  of 
carpenters  get  together. 

In  the  old  days  the  proper  "uniform"  for 
a  carpenter  was  a  union-made  carpenter's 
overall  similar  lo  the  one  shown  in  the  1921 
advertisement  above,  with  special  pockets — 
nail  pockets,  two  front  pockets,  two  hip 
pockets,  try  square  loops,  pencil  pockets,  a 
rule  pocket,  a  hammer  loop,  and  a  screw- 
driver loop.  Many  overalls  had  watch  pock- 
els  as  well. 

Today,  few  carpenters  wear  the  traditional 
white  overall.  Most  such  overalls  are  worn 
by  inside-trim  carpenters  who  don't  have  to 
slosh  through  slush  at  a  job  site.  Cabinet- 
maker members,  too.  occasionally  wear  white 
overalls  or  coveralls,  although  they're  not 
required  to  do  so. 

The  rules  for  apprentices  entering  the 
annual  apprenticeship  contests  usually  state 
the  following:  "Contestants  shall  wear  suit- 
able work  apparel.  The  clothing  the  partic- 
ipant normally  wears  on  the  job  would  be 
considered  suitable.  Shorts,  cut-offs  and 
street  shoes,  or  garments  with  monograms. 

insignias.  or  lettering  are  not  acceptable. 
Leather  pouches,  cloth  nail  aprons,  or  over- 
alls with  nail  pouches  are  allowed." 

Three  important  considerations  for  any 
joumeyperson  carpenter  are  that  his  or  her 
work  gear  be  durable,  American  or  Canadian 
made,  and  union  made.  Walter  Stein,  direc- 
tor of  the  union  label  department  of  the 
Amalgamated  Clothing  Workers,  says  that 
if  it's  American  made  it  is  likely  to  be  union 
made,  because  most  work  clothes  made  in 
America  are  union  made. 

The  United  Garment  Workers,  for  ex- 
ample, tell  us  you'll  find  their  label  in  Osh- 
kosh-B'Gosh  work  clothes.  Cardhart  over- 
ails  and  coveralls.  King  Louie  Jackets,  and 
Lee  and  Levi  jeans,  to  name  some  of  the 
leading  brands.  If  T-shirts  are  part  of  your 
work  gear,  look  for  American-made,  union 
made  shirts  there,  too.  Avoid  Hanes  T-shirts 
until  they're  organized,  we're  told.  The  United 
Brotherhood  has  a  line  of  T-shirts,  available 
at  cost  from  the  General  Office. 

The  Amalgamated  Clothing  and  Textile 
Workers  union  has  also  supplied  us  with  a 
list  of  union-made  garments.  They  include 
the  following  work  clothes. 































Coats-  Laboratory 




Career  Apparel 
Big  Smith 






Ottenheimer  & 
Co  .  Inc 

Smith  Bros    Mfg 

Apparel.  Inc 
Euclid  Garment 
Mfg.  Co. 

Euclid  Garment 
IVIfg,  Co. 
Unltog  Co. 









Caleb  V.  Smith 



Madewell  of  New 
Snow  Press 
Prole  \all 
Big  Mac 

Our  Best  Unilog 


Big  Smith 

Snow  Press 






Big  Smith 


Big  Yank 

Fine  Vines 
Work  wear 

Big  Mac 


Big  Yank 

Big  Mac 





Snow  Press 
White  Duck 

Winston  Uniform 


Caleb  V.  Smith 

&  Sons.  Inc. 

Euclid  Garment 

Mfg.  Co. 



Madewell  Mfg. 

M.  Snower  Co. 
Protexall,  Inc. 
The  Jay  Garment 
Unitog  Co. 

Winston  Uniform 


Smith  Bros.  Mfg. 


M.  Snower  Co, 

Davenshire,  tnc. 
Euclid  Garment 
Mfg.  Co. 



Canton  Mfg. 


Cavharlt  South. 


Davenshire.  Inc. 

Euclid  Garment 

Mfg.  Co. 

Smith  Bros.  Mfg. 


The  Jay  Garment 


Big  Yank  Corp. 


Apparel.  Inc. 

Euclid  Garment 

Mfg.  Co. 

Fine  Vines,  Inc. 

Mid-South  Mfg. 


Protexall.  Inc. 

The  Jay  Garment 


Unitog  Co. 

Jomac.  Inc. 

Big  Yank  Corp. 

Laurel  Industrial 

Garment  Co, 

M.  Fine  &  Sons 

Mfg.  Co,.  Inc. 

Protexall.  Inc. 

The  Jay  Garment 


Unitog  Co. 

Euclid  Garment 

Mfg.  Co. 

Winston  Uniform 



PrtKlucts.  Inc, 

Fine  Vines.  Inc, 

Euclid  Garment 

Mfg.  Co. 

Praine  Mfg.  Co. 

Opehka  Mfg.  Co. 

While  Duck  Co.    IJrJlJ 



Labor  News 

Contractors  tired 
of  sub-standard 
non-union  worl( 

A  healthy  dose  of  union  labor  is  curing 
the  blues  for  corporate  executives  frus- 
trated by  shoddy  construction  work  on 
their  projects. 

Henry  Haywood,  executive  director  of 
Alabama's  Associated  General  Contrac- 
tors, told  building  trades  representatives 
that  many  owners  and  contractors  are 
tired  of  sub-standard  non-union  work  and 
that  construction  executives  realize  that 
projects  manned  by  union  members  are 
handled  "better  and  faster"  than  non- 
union jobs. 

Alabama  Power  Co.  official  W.A.  Ma- 
lone  reported  that  eight  of  its  last  nine 
major  construction  projects  completed 
by  union  crews  were  finished  on  or  ahead 
of  schedule  and  within  budget. 

And  a  Reynolds  Alumnium  Corp.  of- 
ficial pointed  out  that  union  building 
trades  crews  had  completed  repairs  to  a 
fire-damaged  plant  in  two  and  a  half 
weeks,  instead  of  the  six  weeks  originally 

John  L.  Campbell,  business  manager 
for  Sheet  Metal  Workers  Local  48  in 
Birmingham,  recalled  that  several  years 
ago  he  had  warned  contractors  "they 
were  helping  to  create  a  jungle,"  by 
starting  up  non-union  operations.  "To- 
day, many  of  these  contractors  agree 
with  me,  and  if  we  continue  to  do  what 
is  best  for  our  members  and  contractors, 
we  will  get  out  of  that  jungle." 

Are  Japanese 
manufactured  liouses 
coming  tliis  way? 

David  Charboneau  of  Local  182, 
Cleveland,  Ohio,  has  called  to  our  atten- 
tion a  recent  news  item  in  Rodale's  New 
Shelter,  a  consumer  publication,  which 
shows  that  the  Japanese  are  "making  big 
strides  in  home  manufacturing  technol- 
ogy and  are  aiming  at  the  American 

Misawa,  one  of  the  world's  largest 
home  producers,  has  cut  pre-fabrication 
costs  by  half,  according  to  the  report. 
The  company  has  also  developed  a  new 
ceramic  wall  system  that  significantly 
reduces  labor  time. 

According  to  Rodale's  New  Shelter, 
the  Japanese  already  have  the  lowest 
household  energy  consumption  of  any 
industrialized  country,  and  the  houses  in 
Japan  are  the  "tightest"  in  the  world. 

Jury  investigates 
cliarges  of  illegal 
British  workers 

The  Machinists  reported  that  a  federal 
grand  jury  is  investigating  charges  that 
Wittek  Industries  illegally  imported  20 
British  workers  to  replace  lAM  Local 
113  members  on  strike  since  October  7. 
Local  113  struck  after  the  firm  refused 
to  moderate  demands  for  a  wage  freeze, 
pension  takeaway s,  and  a  two-tier  wage 
system,  despite  a  good  bargaining  rela- 
tionship since  the  mid-1950s.  The  Justice 
Department  is  investigating  whether  the 
company  fradulently  obtained  visas  for 
the  strikebreakers  and  whether  they  were 
brought  to  the  U.S.  under  false  pre- 

Proliferation  of 
low-paid  job- 
posing  problems 

Unable  to  agree  whether  recent  labor 
market  developments  have  led  to  a 
shrinking  middle  class,  labor  experts  par- 
ticipating in  the  Joint  Economic  Com- 
mittee's 40th  anniversary  symposium 
conclude  that  a  significantly  large  share 
of  new  jobs  are  at  the  lower  end  of  the 
income  scale. 

The  level  of  inequaUty  in  earned  in- 
come among  U.S.  workers  decUned 
steadily  in  the  1960s  and  most  of  the 
1970s,  economists  generally  agree.  "Then 
somewhere  between  1975  and  1978,  the 
distribution  of  wages  and  salaries  took  a 
sharp  U-tum,"  says  MIT  professor  Ben- 
nett Harrison.  He  says  that  earnings  gaps 
for  all  major  demographic  groups  have 
widened  ever  since. 

To  a  large  extent,  minority  workers 
haven't  shared  in  the  current  economic 
recovery  which  has  created  about  10 
million  jobs  since  the  end  of  1982,  says 
Princeton  University  economist  Bernard 
Anderson.  The  wage  gap  between  blacks 
and  whites  has  widened,  he  says,  as  has 
the  gap  between  black  and  white  unem- 
ployment rates.  Structural  unemploy- 
ment, which  typically  isn't  remedied  by 
vigorous  economic  growth,  remains  a 
major  problem,  Anderson  says.  If  the 
Gramm-Rudman  deficit  reduction  law  re- 
sults in  severe  cuts  or  the  elimination  of 
currently  successful  jobs  programs,  such 
as  the  Job  Corps,  Anderson  says  such 
actions  would  be  "counterproductive 
public  policy." 

Prospects  for  significant  improvements 
in  the  nation's  productivity  would  be 
greatly  enhanced  if  labor  and  manage- 
ment, as  well  as  the  Federal  Goverment, 
would  change  certain  attitudes  and  pol- 
icies that  inhibit  progress,  according  to 
a  separate  panel  of  experts  taking  part 
in  the  symposium. 

Family  policies 
needed  for 
working  parents 

Employers  should  guarantee  women 
at  least  six  weeks  of  job-protected  ma- 
ternity leave  with  partial  income  replace- 
ment and  should  consider  providing  six 
months  of  unpaid,  parental  leave  to  all 
parent  workers,  according  to  recommen- 
dations prepared  by  a  panel  of  the  Eco- 
nomic Policy  Council  of  the  United  Na- 
tions Association  of  the  United  States  of 
America.  EPC's  Family  Policy  Panel  also 
recommends  that  employers  and  unions 
allow  greater  flexibility  in  the  workplace. 
"This  includes  flexibihty  in  attitude,  in 
the  scheduling  of  work  hours  and  leave 
time,  and  in  the  design  of  employee 
benefits  packages,"  the  panel's  co-chair- 
persons, AUce  Ilchman,  president  of  Sarah 
Lawrence  College,  and  John  Sweeney, 
president  of  the  Service  Employees  say. 

"Maternal  and  parental  leaves  and 
benefits,  child  care  services,  equal  em- 
ployment opportunity  and  pay  equity, 
maternal  and  child  health  care,  and  in- 
creased workplace  flexibility  are  impor- 
tant components  of  a  cohesive  family 
policy,"  the  EPC  report  says. 

First  U.S.  flag 
vessel  to  transport 
Japanese  autos 

The  National  Maritime  Union  and  the 
Marine  Engineers'  Beneficial  Associa- 
tion will  man  the  first  U.S. -flag  vessel 
built  specifically  to  transport  Japanese 
autos  to  the  United  States  under  the 
terms  of  a  pioneering  agreement  between 
the  union-contracted  Marine  Transport 
Lines  and  Nissan  Motor  Co.  The  com- 
pany won  a  three-year  consecutive  voy- 
age charter  to  transport  up  to  50,000 
Nissan  cars  each  year  to  this  country  and 
elsewhere.  The  service  is  expected  to 
begin  in  mid- 1987,  after  the  delivery  of 
the  firm's  new  pure-car  carrier,  which  is 
being  built  in  Japan. 

Transport  workers 
request  reduction 
in  company  fares 

In  Philadelphia,  an  extraordinary,  pos- 
sibly an  unprecedented,  proposal  by  a 
major  union  had  both  employers  and 
unionists  shaking  their  heads  in  astonish- 
ment. The  proposal,  advanced  by  the 
Transport  Workers  Union  to  increase 
patronage,  was  for  a  10%  reduction  in 
fares  charged  by  the  company. 

APRIL,     1986 


More  Books  for  the 
Union  Craftsman 

Seventy  Years  of  Life  and 
Labor:  An  Autobiography 

Samuel  Gompers 
Edited  by  Nick  Salvatore 

Originally  published  in  1925.  this  contem- 
porary edition  of  Seventy  Years  of  Life  and 
Labor;  An  Autobiography  has  all  the  flavor 


\     N         A     I       r     ()     B     I     <)     (,     K     A     (•     >l     > 


and  feistiness  of  the  original  work  with  a 
new.  detailed  introduction  by  Nick  Salva- 
tore, a  faculty  member  at  the  New  York 
State  School  of  Industrial  Labor  Relations. 
Cornell  University.  The  introduction  places 
Gompers  story  in  context  of  the  develop- 
ments of  his  time,  allowing  today's  unionists 
to  understand  the  role  Gomper  played  in 
building  the  union  movement.  The  280  pages 
are  Gompers  from  his  start  as  a  young  worker 
in  1850  to  Worid  War  1.  The  American 
Library  Association's  Booklist  calls  it  "a 
measured  and  steady  view  of  a  fascinating 
and  important  man." 

Published  by  ILR  Press.  New  York  State 
School  of  Industrial  and  Labor  Relations. 
Cornell  University.  Box  KMKM).  Ithica.  NY 
1485.^;  (607)  256-3061 .  $8.95  paperback;  $24.00 

The  Triangle  Fire 
Leon  Stein 

This  is  the  first  paperback  edition  of  an 
out-of-print  classic,  a  book  hailed  by  critics 
as  "a  work  of  humanity  and  literature" — 
the  story  of  the  tragic  sweatshop  holocaust 
that  seared  the  conscience  of  a  nation  and 
changed  the  face  of  an  industry.  Originally 
published  in  1962.  The  Trianf^le  Fire  was  a 
Book-of-the-Month  Club  selection  and  went 
through  five  printings. 




Here  is  the  minute-by-minute  recreation 
of  what  happened  that  terrible  spring  after- 
noon in  1911  when  fire  broke  out  at  the 
Triangle  Shirtwaist  Factory  in  Manhattan. 
In  less  than  half  an  hour.  146  Triangle 
employees  were  dead — most  of  them  young 
women.  Terrified  by  the  raging  inferno  within 
the  "fireproof  building,  unable  to  reach 
inadequate  fire  escapes,  they  jumped  from 
windows,  some  in  groups  of  two  or  more, 
arms  entwined. 

From  interviews  with  survivors,  and  ex- 
haustive research.  Leon  Stein,  editor  of 
Justice,  official  publication  of  the  Interna- 
tional Ladies  Garment  Workers  Union,  has 
reconstructed  the  Triangle  disaster  from  be- 
ginning to  end.  He  also  tells  in  this  compel- 
ling, powerful  book  of  the  dramatic  lawsuits 
against  the  Traingle  owners,  and  the  nation- 
wide storm  of  protest  that  followed  the 
needless  tragedy — protests  that  eventually 
led  to  major  industry  reforms. 

For  information  contact  publishers  Carroll 
&  Graf  Publishers  Inc.,  260  Fifth  Avenue, 
New  York.  NY  19001;  (212)  889-8772. 

Mal(ing  Action  Toys  in 


Anttiony  and  Judy  Peduzzi 

Toys  in  this  project  book  are  alive — they 
swing,  tumble,  rotate,  jump,  or  rattle.  The 
authors  are  full-time  loymakers,  basing  many 
of  their  creations  on  ideas  that  have  been 
handed  down  from  generation  to  generation. 
The  toys  are  inexpensive  to  make  and  require 
only  small  amounts  of  wood;  some  of  the 
projects  are  even  simple  enough  to  be  built 
by  the  children  themselves.  Toys  include  a 
tumbling  parrot  that  flicks  his  tail  and  does 
other  tricks,  and  a  twirling  merry-go-round 

with  interchangeable  figures.  Diagrams  clar- 
ify construction  and  each  finished  toy  is 
illustrated  in  full-color  photographs. 

Published  by  Sterling  PublishingCo..  Inc., 
2  Park  Avenue.  New  York.  NY  10016.  $8.95 
U.S.  paperback.  $11.95  Canada. 

Architectural  and  Building 
Trades  Dictionary 
Third  Edition 
/?.  f .  Putnam 
G.  E.  Carlson 

An  excellent  reference  tool  for  any  trades- 
person,  the  Architectural  and  Building;  Trades 
Dictionary  defines  over  7500  architectural 
terms.  Included  in  the  books  510  pages  are 
642  illustrations,  a  glossary  of  legal  terms 
related  to  building  trades,  and  a  complete 
listing  of  common  material  sizes.  Many  prac- 
tical tips  on  design  and  construction  are 
included  with  easy-to-understand  definitions 
and  trade  terms. 

Published  by  American  Technical  Pub- 
lishers. 12235  South  Laramie  Ave..  Alsip. 
IL.  60658;  (800)  323-3471,  or  call  collect  in 
Illinois  (3 12)  37 1-9500.  $16.25  paperback  plus 
$2.00  shipping  and  handling. 



Asbestos  and  the  EPA:  An  Update 

Part  1 :  Proposed  Ban  and 
Phase  Out 

Asbestos  poses  a  threat  to  human 
health  in  each  phase  of  its  use — mining 
to  the  manufacturing  of  asbestos  prod- 
ucts to  installation  and  use  to  eventual 
removal  to  toxic  waste  sites.  Asbestos 
causes  lung  cancer,  gastrointestinal 
cancer,  asbestosis  (a  disabling  lung  dis- 
ease), and  mesothelioma  (a  cancer  of 
the  chest  cavity  lining).  The  major  threat 
to  our  members  comes  from  exposure 
during  removal  and  renovation  work  on 
buildings  that  already  contain  asbestos. 
There  is  another  threat,  though,  posed 
by  the  continued  use  of  asbestos-con- 
taining products. 

Many  people  believe  that  because 
certain  uses  of  asbestos  were  banned 
in  the  mid  1970s,  asbestos  itself  is  no 
longer  used  in  the  U.S.  Yet  in  1984 
about  240,000  metric  tons  of  asbestos 
was  used  in  the  U.S.  to  make  products 
such  as  transite  board,  asbestos-cement 
pipe,  asbestos  roofing  felt  and  flooring 
felt,  vinyl  asbestos  floor  tiles,  asbestos 
brakes  and  friction  products,  asbestos 
fireresistant  clothing,  and  gasket  pack- 
ings. About  70-80%  of  the  new  asbestos 
used  in  the  U.S.  goes  into  construction 

Very  little  asbestos  is  now  mined  in 
the  U.S.  Ninety-five  percent  of  asbestos 
used  in  the  U.S.  is  imported  from  Can- 
ada. Canada  then  imports  from  the  U.S. 
many  of  the  asbestos  manufactured 
products  made  with  their  own  asbestos. 

Although  in  many  of  these  products 
the  asbestos  is  bonded  in  a  cement  or 
vinyl  matrix,  when  the  products  are 
manufactured,  machined,  or  used,  the 
asbestos  can  escape  and  significant  ex- 
posures can  occur.  Cutting  transite  (as- 
bestos-cement board)  with  a  circular 
saw,  for  example,  can  produce  very 
high  levels  of  asbestos  dust  in  the  air, 
especially  when  the  saw  has  no  exhaust 
system  attached  to  it.  The  same  is  true 
of  cutting  of  AC  pipe  with  an  abrasive 
disc  saw.  There  is  also  some  concern 
about  asbestos  that  might  leach  out  of 
an  AC  water  pipe  and  into  drinking 
water  or  fibers  released  during  use  of 
vinyl  asbestos  floor  tiles.  Exposures 
during  the  eventual  removal  fo  these 
materials,  such  as  sanding  down  vinyl 
asbestos  floor  tiles  or  ripout  of  roofing 
felt,  can  be  very  high. 

Since  1979  EPA  has  been  considering 
how  to  address  this  problem  of  the 
continued  use  of  asbestos  in  the  U.S. 
Several  years  ago  they  developed  a 

proposal  to  ban  most  uses  of  asbestos 
and  phase  out  all  other  uses  over  several 
years.  The  proposal,  however,  got  stalled 
by  The  Office  of  Management  and  Budget 
after  a  series  of  high  level  meetings  with 
officials  from  the  asbestos  industry  and 
from  the  Canadian  government. 

Finally,  after  congressional  investi- 
gation into  the  delay,  on  January  19, 
1986,  EPA  published  their  proposal  rule 
to  ban  and  phase  out  all  new  asbestos 
use  in  the  U.S.  The  proposal  would 
immediately  ban  all  asbestos  construc- 
tion materials  and  asbestos  clothing. 
Asbestos  brakes  and  other  friction 
products  would  be  banned  either  in  five 
years  or  phased  out  over  a  10-year 
period.  All  other  uses  of  asbestos  would 
be  phased  out  after  10  years.  This 
system  is  based  on  the  reahty  that  while 
most  uses  of  asbestos  have  substitutes 
now,  some  small  percentage  does  not. 
The  gradual  phase  out  will  give  industry 
some  leeway  and  incentive  to  find  al- 
ternatives. During  this  period  all  prod- 
ucts not  immediately  banned  would 
have  to  have  warning  labels. 

EPA  is  proposing  this  rule  because 
they  believe  that  no  level  or  exposure 
to  asbestos  is  safe  and  that  even  if 
OSHA  reduces  worker  exposures  to  0.2 
or  0.5  fibers/cc  (as  they  are  expected 

to  do  this  month),  significant  risks  still 
exist  to  those  workers  and  to  the  public 
from  asbestos  exposure.  Comments  on 
the  proposal  are  due  April  29th.  A 
hearing  will  be  held  in  mid-May. 

The  UBC  has  been  fighting  hard  for 
years  for  a  strong  protective  new  OSHA 
standard  for  asbestos  exposure  in  con- 
struction. This  proposed  regulation 
would  add  a  further  measure  of  protec- 
tion for  our  members  who  are  still 
installing  or  removing  new  asbestos- 
containing  products.  We  support  the 
proposed  ban  and  phase  out  of  asbestos 
to  protect  not  only  our  members,  but 
their  families  and  the  public  as  well. 
Our  comments  to  EPA  this  month  will 
reflect  this  concern. 

Part  2:  Crackdown  on 
Removal  Contractors 

Part  of  The  Clean  Air  Act,  called  the 
National  Emissions  Standards  for  Haz- 
ardous Air  Pollutants  (NESHAP)  law, 
specifies  how  to  do  asbestos  removal 
while  minimizing  the  exposure  to  as- 
bestos to  both  workers  and  the  public. 
The  regulations  require  that  if  260  linear 
feet  or  160  square  feet  or  more  of 
asbestos  is  removed:  the  asbestos  must 
be  wetted  before  removal  and  kept  wet 

Substitutes  for  Asbestos  Products 


Asbestos-cement  pipe 

Roofing  felt 

Flooring  felt, 
Felt-backed  vinyl  sheet 

Vinyl  asbestos  floor  tile 

Asbestos-cement  sheet 

Asbestos-cement  shingles 


Polyvinyl  chloride  (PVC)  pipe 
Ductile  iron  pipe 
Prestressed  concrete  pipe 
Reinforced  concrete  pipe 

Organic  felt 

Fiberglass  felt 

Single-ply  membrane  roofing 

Felt-containing  fiberglass,  cellulose,  polyethylene 
or  polypropylene  fibers,  ceramic  fibers,  plastic- 
foam,  unbacked  sheet,  ceramic  tiles,  carpetmg, 
wood  flooring 

Asbestos-free  vinyl  composition  floor  tiles  with 
fiberglass,  polypropylene,  polyethylene,  or  cellu- 

Glass-reinforced  concrete,  cement-wood  board, 
galvanized  steel,  aluminum,  concrete  siding,  poly- 
vinyl chloride,  or  ceramic  tile 

Asphalt-fiberglass  composition  shingles,  cedar- 
wood  shingles,  Monray  roofing  tile,  concrete  tile, 
aluminum,  PVC  siding,  brick,  tile 

NOTE:  While  most  substitutes  are  considered  to  be  much  safer  than  asbestos, 
they  may  also  pose  other  hazards.  Concern  has  been  raised  about  the 
possibility  that  man-made  mineral  fibers  (ceramic,  fiberglass)  may  poten- 
tially pose  a  hazard  similar  to  asbestos,  if  the  fibers  are  small  and  thm 
enough  to  be  inhaled. 

APRIL,     1986 


until  collection  and  disposal,  the  owner 
or  contractor  must  dispose  of  the  waste 
properly,  and  EPA  must  be  notified  in 
advance  of  a  demolition  or  renovation 
operation  (notice  must  be  given  for  ail 
demolition  jobs).  Violations  of  the 
NESHAP  regulation  are  subject  to  fines 
of  $25, 000  for  each  day. 

In  January,  EPA  began  a  crackdown 
of  violators,  filing  II  lawsuits  against 
28  defendants  around  the  nation.  Vio- 
lators included  the  State  of  Florida; 
Ankeny,  Iowa-community  school  dis- 
trict; Boise  State  University.  Idaho;  the 
State  of  Washington  for  The  Coleman 
Ferry  Terminal  demolition. 

'Asbestos  causes  iung 

cancer,  gastrointestinal 

cancer,  lung  disease,  and 


Part  3:  Asbestos  in  Schools 

For  the  last  two  and  one-half  years, 
the  Service  Employees  International 
Union  (SEIU)  and  teachers'  unions 
(AFT.  NEA)  have  been  pressuring  EPA 
to  require  a  clean-up  of  the  asbestos 
problem  in  the  nation's  schools.  EPA 
has  provided  a  lot  of  technical  infor- 
mation to  school  districts  on  how  to 
deal  with  their  asbestos  problems,  and 
even  required  that  they  survey  their 
buildings  for  asbestos  and  report  the 
results  to  EPA,  parents,  and  teachers. 
However,  they  have  refused  to  require 
the  schools  to  clean  up  the  problem 
once  it  was  uncovered. 

The  unions  requested  that  EPA  take 
4  actions;  (I)  require  that  corrective 
action  be  taken  when  an  asbestos  haz- 
ard is  found;  (2)  set  standards  for  de- 
termining when  a  hazard  exists  that 
requires  action;  (?•)  set  performance 
standards  for  abatement  work  to  make 
sure  workers  are  protected  and  the  jobs 
are  done  right;  and  (4)  expand  the  rules 
for  inspecting  buildings  to  other  public 
and  commercial  buildings.  The  UBC 
wrote  to  EPA  in  April  1984  supporting 
these  requests  and  later  testified  at  EPA 
public  hearings  on  the  matter.  EPA  has. 
thus  far.  refused  to  budge.  Given  the 
current  climate  against  regulating.  EPA 
may  be  hesitant  to  put  out  any  regula- 
tion that  would  require  school  districts 
to  do  an  asbestos  cleanup,  no  matter 
how  necessary.  Such  standards  could 
then  be  pointed  to  by  parents  and  work- 
ers in  other  workplaces  in  demanding 
a  clean  up.  In  early  198.'^,  SEIU  and 
other  organizations  filed  a  lawsuit  against 
EPA  for  refusing  their  petition. 

After  a  year  of  inaction.  Congress 
was  spurred  to  enter  the  fray.  In  Feb- 
ruary. Congressman  Florio  (D-NJ)  and 
Senator  Stafford  (R-Vt)  introduced  the 
"Abestos  Hazard  Emergency  Re- 
sponse Act  of  1986"  into  Congress.  The 
bills  would  require  EPA  to  set  uniform 
standards  for  schools  to  inspect  and 
test  for  asbestos,  and  in  abating  the 
hazard.  It  would  require  training  and 
certification  of  contractors  involved  in 
asbestos  clean-up  and  abatement  work. 
EPA  has  estimated  that  up  to  75%  of 
all  school  asbestos  abatement  work  has 
been  done  improperly  by  "rip  and  skip" 

These  bills  are  strongly  supported  by 
the  AFL-CIO,  the  PTA.  Governors' 
and  Mayors'  Associations,  public  health 
associations,  environmental  groups,  the 
American  Lung  Association,  and  the 
American  Cancer  Society.  The  Senate 
bill  is  number  S.  2083.  The  House  bill 
is  HR4.3II. 

Please  contact  your  Congressional 
Representative  and  Senator  to  co-spon- 
sor and  support  these  bills. 

Part  4  -  EPA  Asbestos 
Information  Centers  and 

EPA's  Asbestos  Action  Program  has 
set  up  three  regional  Asbestos  Infor- 
mation Centers  and  several  satellite 
centers.  The  regional  centers  provide 
training  courses  for  contractors  and 
some  worker  training.  All  centers  are 
sources  for  information  on  asbestos  and 
for  EPA  publications.  The  regional  cen- 
ter addresses  are; 

Georgia  Institute  of  Technology 


Atlanta.  GA  .30332 

(404)  894-3806 

Center  for  Environmental 


Graves  House 

Tufts  University 

Medord.  MA  02155 

(617)  381-3531 

Asbestos  Training  Center 

University  of  Kansas 

Division  of  Continuing  Education 

5005  W.  95th  St. 

Shawnee  Mission.  KS  66207-3398 


Two  new  regional  centers  are  set  to 
open  this  spring  at  the  University  of 
California  at  Berkeley  (in  conjunction 
with  UCLA),  and  at  the  University  of 
Illinois  at  Chicago. 

Satellite  centers  have  been  set  up  at 
the  University  of  Utah,  University  of 
Texas  at  Arlington,  Rutgers  Medical 
School  (N.J.),  and  Drexel  University 
(Philadelphia,  Pa).  Other  universities 
and  local  Committees  on  Occupational 
Safety  and  Health  (COSH)  groups  will 

be  getting  smaller  grants  to  do  asbestos 

New  EPA  publications  on  asbestos 
are  now  available.  They  include; 

A.sbcxtos  Fact  Book,  II  pgs..  Aug. 
1985.  briefly  describes  EPA's  activities 
on  the  asbestos  problem; 

Ashcsios  in  BiiiUlini^s-Guiciance  for 
Service  and  Maintenance  Personnel. 
16  pgs.,  July  1985,  a  picture  book  illus- 
trating "do's  and  don't's"  for  mainte- 
nance workers  who  come  in  contact 
with  asbestos  (EPA  #590/5-85-018); 

Asljcstos  Waste  Management  Guid- 
ance. 32  pgs..  May  1985,  a  short  booklet 
detailing  the  requirements  and  precau- 
tions to  be  taken  in  handling  and  dis- 
posing of  asbestos  waste  (EPA  #530- 

Guidance  for  Controlling  Asbestos  - 
Containing  Materials  in  Buildings.  10 
pgs..  June  1985.  a  technical  guide  to 
how  to  abate  asbestos  hazards  in  build- 
ings, primarily  written  for  building  own- 
ers, but  contains  much  useful  infor- 
mation (EPA  #560/5-85-024,  also  known 
as  "the  purple  book"). 

To  obtain  copies  of  EPA  publica- 
tions, call  your  regional  Asbestos  In- 
formation Center,  or  call  (800)  424-9065 
(555-1404  in  Washington,  D.  C).  The 
UBC  Department  of  Occupational  Safety 
and  Health  also  has  some  copies  of 
these  publications  available.  JjjtJ 

Someone  helped  to  organize  each  and 
every  labor  union,  and  someone  helped 
every  member  to  join  Now  you  can  help 
the  unorganized.  Simply  supply  the  Gen- 
eral Office  in  Washington,  DC.  with  the 
name  and  location  of  an  unorganized 
plant,  and  the  names  and  addresses  of 
some  of  its  unorganized  workers.  Upon 
receipt  of  a  sufficient  number  of  names 
and  addresses  of  interested  unorganized 
workers,  the  General  Office  will  see  to  it 
that  a  UBC  representative  does  his  best 
to  bring  union  conditions  to  the  unorga- 

Each  and  every  unorganized  worker 
threatens  the  security  and  working  con- 
ditions of  every  union  member.  Unorga- 
nized employees  in  nonunion  plants  and 
at  nonunion  construction  sites  compete 
with  union  labor  and  tend  to  hold  wages 
and  working  conditions  down.  Protect 
yourself  and  your  family  by  protecting 
union  wages  and  working  conditions. 

Supply  the  Organizing  Department  at 
the  General  Office  with  names  and  ad- 
dresses of  unorganized  workers  NOW! 




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St.  Paul  Creates 
Winter  Wonderland 

Members  of  three  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  local 
unions  joined  with  other  Building  Trades 
members  last  winter  to  create  a  spectacular 
and  towering  Ice  Palace  beside  a  local  park 

After  Laborers  cut  640-pound  blocks  of 
ice  from  the  lake  they  were  placed  on  a  con- 
veyor erected  by  members  of  Millwrights 
Local  548,  shown  in  the  background  above, 
and  transported  to  the  site  on  wooden  chutes 
erected  by  Carpenters  of  Local  87.  Piledriv- 
ers  of  Local  1847  prepared  the  palace  foun- 
dation with  heavy  wooden  piles,  and  Car- 
penters and  Laborers  poured  a  concrete  slab. 
Bricklayers  laid  the  ice  blocks,  using  ice 
slush  as  mortar,  and  Electricians  wired  the 
whole  structure  for  colored  lights. 

The  Ice  Palace,  shown  in  color  on  our 
back  cover,  was  created  almost  entirely  by 
volunteer  labor.  Two  80-man  shifts  worked 
six  days  a  week  from  mid-December  until 
February  6.  A  January  thaw  set  in  near  the 
end  of  the  project,  so  they  weren't  able  to 
reach  the  height  expected — now  they're 
thinking  of  next  winter. 

Old  Woman's  Shoe 
For  Local  Festival 

If  an  old  woman  really  wants  to  live  in  a 
shoe,  there's  one  in  the  vicinity  of  Niagara 
Falls,  N.Y.,  created  by  members  of  Carpen- 
ters Local  280  of  Niagara-Genesee  and  Vi- 
cinity and  retirees  of  Electrical  Workers 
Local  237. 

The  shoe  is  a  Size  142  Triple  Z.  It's  24 
feet  long,  15  feet  high,  and  during  the  5th 
Annual  Festival  of  Lights  in  Niagara  Falls, 
it  was  in  front  of  the  city's  Wintergarden. 

The  picture  above  shows  two  apprentices 
of  Local  280  wearing  special  jackets  for  the 
occasion.  They  were  part  of  the  15-member 
UBC  crew  who  put  in  600  man-hours  as 
apprentice  cobblers. 

The  work  was  under  the  direction  of  Philip 
Lange,  instructor  in  Local  280's  apprentice- 
ship program.  Retirees  of  IBEW  Local  237 
did  the  indoor  wiring  so  animated  characters 
could  be  placed  in  the  viewing  areas. 

The  shoe  was  given  an  "old  leather"  look 
with  canvas  donated  by  the  Falls  Tent  and 
Awning  Company. 

Missing  Children 

If  you  have  any  information  that  could  lead  to  the  location  of  a 
missing  child,  call  The  National  Center  for  Missing  and  Exploited 
Children  in  Washington.  DC.  t -800-843-5678 

Debra  Frost,  19,  has 

been  missing  from  her 
home  in  Utah  since 
July  9,  1984.  She  has 
sandy  blond  hair  and  ha- 
zel eyes. 

Kelly  Morrissey  has  been 
missing  from  her  home 
in  New  York  since  June 
12,  1984.  Her  hair  is 
blond  and  her  eyes  are 

William  Dale  Gunn,  17, 

has  been  missing  from 
his  home  in  Oregon 
since  June  16,  1984.  His 
hair  is  brown  and  his 
eyes  are  blue. 

Desiree  Carroll,  5,  has 
been  missing  from  her 
home  in  Texas  since 
March  25,  1983.  Her 
hair  and  eyes  are  brown. 

APRIL,     1986 


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Maine  PRIDE 


The  PRIDE  Program,  established  hy  tiuiii- 
agemcnl  and  labor  lo  recognize  a  journey- 
person  and  apprentice  of  the  week,  has 
been  instituted  at  the  S.D.  Warren  Scott 
Paper  plant  in  .Sl^ouhegun.  Me.,  where 
Local  320.  Augusta  and  Walerville.  Me.. 
members  are  employed  hy  the  Rust 
neering  Co.  Pictured  above  right  are.  from 
left.  James  P.  Laney.  the  millwright  stew- 
ard on  the  job:  Guston  LeClair,  millwright 
of  the  week:  Ron  Cormeau,  project  man- 
ager: Russell  Clement,  business  agent  for 
Local  320:  Paul  Turdiff.  carpenter  appren- 
tice of  the  week:  and  Jay  Guber.  carpenter 
steward.  Pictured  above  is  the  20-hy-30- 
foot  sign  that  alerts  passers-by  that 
PRIDE  is  working  at  the  plant. 

N.Y.  President 
Emeritus  Honored 

Arvid  Andersen  recently  became  the  first 
past  president  of  Dockbiiilders  Local  1456. 
New  York.  N.  Y..  lo  be  awarded  the  title 
president  emeritus.  Bestowing  the  honor, 
with  the  approval  of  the  executive  commit- 
tee, was  President  and  Business  Manager 
Frederick  W.  Devine. 

Andersen  joined  the  local  in  1926.  .Serv- 
ing as  a  business  agent  and  later  as  presi- 
dent, he  was  also  Dockbuilder  Foreman 
and  Dockbuilder  General  Foreman  on 
some  ot  the  biggest  jobs  in  and  around 
New  York. 

CARPENTER  magazine  is  always  grateful  to  receive  local  union 
news.  If  your  local's  been  involved  in  something  you'd  like  to  tell 
us  about,  write  CARPENTER  magazine,  101  Constitution  Ave., 
N.W.,  Washington,  D.C.  20001. 

Volunteers  Build  Picnic  Shelter 

Unemployed  members  of  Local  63.  Bloomington.  III.,  are  mak- 
ing their  free  time  count  by  donating  labor  lo  build  a  picnic 
shelter  at  the  union  hall.  The  structure  will  be  enjoyed  hy  all 
members,  especially  at  the  annual  picnic  in  August. 

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East  St.  Louis  Stewards 

"Building  Union"  was  the  subject  of  a  steward  training  course 
for  members  of  Local  169.  Greg  Warneke  look  this  picture  of 
ihe  large  group  of  participants.  .Seated,  from  left,  ihey  included 
Gus  Sharos.  Donald  Prall.  Charles  Howell.  Frank  Norkus.  Bill 
Thompson,  and  Jim  Gravol.  First  row.  standing,  from  left.  Busi- 
ness Representative  Jim  Kennedy.  Keith  Howell.  Rich  Kelley. 
Ron  Gladdue.  Don  Ulrich.  Leonard  Fahrner.  John  Donahue. 
Asst.  Business  Representative  Harold  Kiilin.  Flvin  Robertson. 
Second  row.  standing,  from  left.  Brian  I.eBeaii.  Jim  Tolley. 
Scott  Kennedy.  D<m  Man!:..  Alvin  Seager.  Paul  Welle.  Joe 
Lemansky.  Bill  Perry.  Mike  Ogden.  and  Waller  Madura. 



Union  Representatives  Learn 
Survival  Tactics  At  KC  Seminar 

When  management  trys  to  weaken  and 
destroy  your  union,  seek  alternatives  to  a 
strike.  Be  cautious  about  accepting  reduced 
contract  benefits.  Stay  on  the  job  and  fight 

This  was  the  gist  of  much  of  the  advice 
given  recently  to  participants  in  an  all-day 
union  seminar  held  in  Kansas  City,  Mo.  A 
total  of  225  union  members  from  six  Mid- 
western states  discussed  the  seminar  theme, 
"Union  Power:  Alternatives  in  Dealing  with 
Cutbacks  and  Union  Busters,"  and  they 
received  new  yet  proven  tips  on  preserving 
their  unions  and  getting  acceptable  con- 

Edward  Durkin,  the  United  Brotherhood's 
special  projects  director,  showed  the  union 
representatives  how  to  use  public  sources 
in  researching  companies.  He  described 
methods  used  to  obtain  reports  and  forms 
filed  by  companies  with  federal  agencies.  He 
also  pointed  out  that  there  is  much  related 
industry  information  available  which  bears 
on  the  activities  of  a  particular  company. 

Joe  Uhlein,  from  the  AFL-CIO  Industrial 
Union  Department  in  Washington,  D.C., 
stressed,  "Any  union  action  that  drags  on 
too  long  becomes  a  drag.  We  must  pick 
actions  that  are  effective  in  less  time."  He 
added,  "Our  actions  must  convey  the  power 
of  working  people  and  show  in-plant  soli- 

The  "corporate  campaign"  was  discussed 
as  a  viable  new  union  strategy.  The  corporate 
campaign  involves  use  of  information  and 
pressure  outside  of  traditional  tactics  to 
move  an  obstinate  management  into  dealing 
with  the  union. 

A  corporate  campaign  can  involve  pres- 
sure through  stockholders,  financial  re- 
sources, related  companies,  and  interlocking 
directorships.  "The  oject,"  it  was  explained, 
"is  to  make  union  busting  more  expensive 
and  damaging  than  reasonable  negotia- 
tions." Success  requires  extensive  knowl- 
edge of  the  company's  structure,  financing, 
and  top  officers. 

One  useful  tool  is  purchase  of  some  stock — 
however  little — in  the  company  with  which 
it  has  or  seeks  a  contract.  The  union  then 
has  a  voice  with  fellow  stockholders  in 
business  decisions. 

Speakers  pointed  out  unions  owning  stock 
in  corporations  should  receive  profit-and- 
loss  data  and  other  valuable  information 
which  can  be  used  in  assessing  company 
demands  for  cutbacks  in  wages,  benefits, 
and  jobs. 

The  seminar  ended  with  six  concurrent 
workshops,  allowing  participants  to  break 
into  smaller  and  concentrated  groups. 

In  her  workshops  on  "Some  Beliefs  for 
Building  Solidarity,"  Cindy  Nietfeld  of 
Communications  Workers  of  America  ob- 
served unions  can  use  in  reverse  some  of 
the  antiunion  tactics  of  the  Reagan  Admin- 
istration. She  observed,  "Unions  are  not 
foreign  to  American  Workers.  They  are 
known  for  helping  every  worker." 

During  the  "Countering  the  Union-Buster 
at  Work  and  at  the  Bargaining  Table"  work- 

shop, Tom  Balanoff,  International  Brother- 
hood of  Boilermakers,  noted  company  pro- 
posals to  change  "for  the  worse"  insurance, 
pension,  job  security,  and  work  rules  must 
be  immediate  "cause  of  suspicion." 

Kansas  City  union  attorney  Marsha  Mur- 
phy noted  during  the  "What  is  Left  of  the 
Law  after  Ronald  Reagan"  workshop,  the 
law  "was  not  that  good"  for  workers  even 
before  the  discredited  ex-union  member  got 
into  the  White  House.  "But  it  certainly  is 
much  worse  now,"  She  urged  union  soli- 
darity in  fighting  the  Administration's  moves 
to  weaken  unions. 

When  union  members  know  the  Occupa- 
tional Safety  and  Health  Administration  has 
missed  job-site  safety  problems  during  in- 
spections, "they  should  immediately  show 
documented  information"  to  inspectors,  ad- 
vised Don  Spatz  of  the  Boilermakers.  He 
said  companies  frequently  learn  in  advance 
"the  inspection  is  coming."  He  said  in 
smaller  cities,  management  discerns  this  in- 
formation through  hotel  registrations. 

Unions  must  prepare  in  advance  for  deal- 
ing with  reporters,  observed  Meyer  L.  Gold- 
man, of  the  Labor  Beacon,  during  his  "Meet- 
ing the  Media  in  Modem  Times"  workshop. 
He  urged  unions  to  get  their  positive  news 
to  the  press  instead  of  waiting  for  the  jour- 
nalists to  "contact  you  during  controver- 
sies." He  pointed  out  that  the  corporate 
campaign — which  involves  fighting,  but 
staying  on  the  job  after  contract  expiration — 
requires  the  union  to  take  the  initiative  in 
getting  its  story  to  the  people. 

Remarks  of  participants  after  the  seminar 
included,  "I  wish  we  could  have  been  armed 
with  some  of  what  we  learned  today  before 
we  had  to  accept  recently  a  concession 
contract"  and  "We  have  been  fired  up  today 
to  go  back  to  our  union  hall  and  win  instead 
of  losing." 

Registration  for  the  seminar  came  from 
the  Kansas  City  area;  St.  Louis,  Sedalia, 
Columbia,  and  Cape  Girardeau,  Mo.;  To- 
peka  and  Manhattan,  Kan.;  Omaha  and 
Superior,  Nebr.;  Des  Moines  and  Marshall- 
town,  Iowa;  Minneapolis,  Minn.;  and  Chi- 
cago, III. 

The  seminar  was  the  first  course  offered 
by  the  new  labor  studies  division  of  Labor 
Beacon  Communications  Inc.  The  seminar 
was  endorsed  by  several  union  groups,  in- 
cluding the  Greater  Kansas  City,  Mo.,  Labor 
Council,  AFL-CIO,  and  the  Tri-County  La- 
bor Council  of  Eastern  Kansas. 

EVERSOLE  Survivors 

Walter  Hendrickson  of  Local  1456,  New 
York  City,  was  aboard  a  ship  blown  up  22 
miles  east  of  Leyte  Gulf  in  the  Philippines 
during  World  War  II.  There  were  136  sur- 
vivors, and  they're  planning  a  reunion.  If 
you're  one  of  the  136  aboard  the  USS  Ev- 
ersole  DE  404,  write  Hendrickson  at  32 
William  Street,  Nutley,  N.J.  07110. 

Hang  It  Up 


Clamp  these  heavy 
duty,  non-stretch 
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Magazine  Binders 

These  sturdy  black  simu- 
lated leather  binders  with 
the  CARPENTER  logo  in 
white  on  the  spine  and  front 
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Canadian  Carpentry 
Apprenticeship  Contest 

Syracuse  Graduates 

Apprentices  in  the  1985  Canadian  contest,  from  left,  are  Ken 
Stoian,  Saskatchewan  Provincial  Council  of  Carpenters;  James 
Barabash,  Local  2103,  Calgary,  Alta;  Third  Place  Winner  Harry 
Fong,  Local  452,  Vancouver,  B.C.;  Don  Coucette,  Local  27, 
Toronto,  Ont.;  First  Place  Winner  Graeme  Williams,  Local 
1325,  Edmonton,  Alta.;  Paul  Vodak,  Local  27,  Toronto,  Ont.; 
Trevor  Markovich,  Local  343,  Winnipeg,  Man.;  and  Second 
Place  Winner  Joe  Duncan  Local  1598.  Victoria,  B.C. 

Four  graduating  apprentices  received  journeyman  certificates  at 
Syracuse,  N.Y.,  Local  12's  December  meeting.  Pictured,  from 
left,  are  Neil  Daley,  business  representative;  Paul  Sinay;  Steven 
Young,  recording  secretary,  former  JAC  instructor:  Mark  Mc- 
Glaughin;  Timothy  Woods,  coordinator;  Richard  Matthews;  and 
Timothy  Kogut. 

Last  November  the  First  Canadian  Ap- 
prenticeship Contest  took  place  in  Calgary, 
Alberta,  Canada. 

Eight  provincial  finalists  representing  five 
provinces  were  tested  on  a  stair  and  rafter 
layout,  surveying,  a  three-hour  theory  exam 
and  a  seven-hour  practical  test.  The  Com- 
petition took  place  over  three  days  with  the 
practical  portion  being  performed  in  Cal- 
gary's largest  shopping  mall. 

The  mall  proved  to  be  an  ideal  venue  for 
public  exposure.  Each  contestant  contructed 

a  two-seat  patio  bench,  later  donated  to  local 
senior  citizens  homes. 

The  awards  banquet  was  attended  by  var- 
ious officials  of  the  union,  the  industry,  and 
the  local  technical  institute.  Provincial  Man- 
power Minister  Ernie  Isley,  and  Tenth  Dis- 
trict Board  Member  Ronald  J.  Dancer,  and 
N.Y.  Contruction's  Joe  Urchevich  pre- 
sented the  awards. 

The  1986  contest  has  been  tentatively 
scheduled  for  British  Columbia. 

New  Journeyman 

Chamber  of  Commerce  Boost 

New  journeyman  Mike  Windham,  Local 
1778,  Columbia,  S.C.,  receives  his  certifi- 
cate from  Financial  Secretary  and  Busi- 
ness Representative  F.  R.  Snow. 

California  Graduates 

The  Greater  Oswego,  N.Y.,  Chamber  of  Commerce  is  getting 
some  help  from  Oswego  Local  747  carpenters-in-training.  The 
apprentices  are  helping  with  renovation  of  the  Chamber's  his- 
toric building  to  provide  affordable  offices  for  non-profit  organi- 
zations. Apprentices  kneeling  are,  from  left,  Fran  Hoefer,  Al- 
isha  Albright,  and  Bob  Baldwin;  standing  are,  from  left,  Joe 
Miuccio,  Tom  Paeno,  and  Rich  Delong,  with  instructor  Bob 

APRIL,     1986 

Five  new  journeymen  were  awarded  graduation  certificates  from 
Local  1913  at  its  annual  presentation  dinner.  Picture,  from  left, 
are  Financial  Secretary  Vern  Lankford,  Business  Agent  James 
Mannino,  Charles  Abblett,  Ramona  Davidson,  Dwennon  Healy, 
Harry  Underwood,  and  Business  Agent  and  President  Bill 


Detroit  Training  School  Reports 
'Good  Year'  Enrollment  for  1986 

Apprentice  Darryl  Phimmer  mortises  a  door  hutt  in  Detroit's 
lock  installation  class. 

Herb  Schultz.  direc- 
tor of  the  Detroit 
training  school,  in 
his  office  in  Fern- 
dale,  Mich.  The 

The  Detroit  (Mich.)  Building;  Tradesman       PETS  program  is  in- 
recently  featured  the  Detroit  District  Coun-       corporated  into  De- 
cil's  apprenticeship  training  school  in  a  front-       "■'"'  leaching  proce- 
page  story,  calMng  attention  to  its  contri-       dares. 
butions  to  young  people  of  the  area. 

"We  want  our  apprentices  to  know  every 
facet  of  the  trade."  School  Director  Herb 
Schultz  told  the  newspaper's  associate  edi- 
tor. Bill  Pomeroy.  "What  we  want  them  to 
be  is  dependable,  responsible,  prompt,  wor- 
thy ....  The  bottom  line  is  becoming  a 
well-rounded  worker." 

The  Detroit  school  operates  in  expanded 
facilities  in  Ferndale,  Mich.  It  has  a  broad 
spectrum  of  training  equipment  and  incor- 
porates the  PETS  (Performance  Evaluation 
Training  System)  into  its  program. 

Schultz  reported  that  enrollment  is  mount- 
ing because  the  current  work  picture  is  good. 
Schultz  has  a  theory  that  peak  enrollment 

Instructor  Cicero  Haralson  ad- 
vises Stanley  Kuznicki  on  the 
proper  use  of  a  power  plane. 
Power  tools  are  used  only  after 
hand  tools  are  mastered. — Pho- 
tographs by  The  Detroit  Building 

years  follows  a  10-year  cycle.  In  1978  there 
were  950  apprentices,  and  in  1968  the  total 
was  1.100.  He  anticipates  around  900  stu- 
dents in  1988.  Currently  there  are  350  first- 
year  apprentices,  the  first  good  year  in  the 
1980s,  Schultz  says. 

Detroit  apprentices  can  pick  up  credits  in 
and  out  of  the  classroom.  Attending  monthly 
union  meetings  equals  one  credit;  picketline 
duty  brings  another,  as  does  being  on  the 
honor  roll  or  participating  in  state  contests. 
These  extras  are  limited  to  three  credit  hours 

Sarnia  Journeymen 

Gathered  above,  the  ri'(  cnt  graduates  of  Local  1592.  Sarnia.  Onl..  /)/<  /»/<</.  Ii"ni  Icll. 
are  President  Ralph  Pretty.  Apprenticeship  Committee  Vice  Chairman  prank  Christie. 
Bryan  Edwardson.  Larry  Smith.  Ted  Panchyshyn.  Cordon  C.  Brown.  Jamie  Miller.  Kevin 
Kealev.  and  Apprenticeship  Committee  Chairman  James  C.  Wodham. 

Pays  Off  at 
GM  Saturn 

The  selection  of  a  rural  town  in 
Tennessee  as  the  site  for  a  big  pro- 
duction plant  for  the  General  Motors 
Saturn  automobile  was  influenced  by 
the  state's  education  system  and 
teacher  incentive  pay  program,  ac- 
cording to  GM. 

GM's  need  to  train  6,000  workers 
for  its  high  tech  plant  explains  its 
emphasis  on  education  as  part  of  the 
favorable  "atmosphere"  it  wanted. 
United  Auto  Workers  feel,  however, 
that  the  availability  of  a  large  non- 
union labor  pool  was  also  a  factor. 

Nevertheless,  education  and  train- 
ing remain  important  factors  in  up- 
grading local  economies,  as  labor  has 
long  contended. 

Since  1982,  a  host  of  states  have 
upgraded  their  schools: 

•  40  of  them  now  use  higher  re- 
quirements for  high  school  gradua- 

•  36  states  have  stiffened  and  ex- 
panded their  student  competency  tests. 

•  21  have  adopted  incentive  pay 
plans  rewarding  teacher  excellence. 



Cosigning  a  Loan 

What  would  you  do  if  a  friend  or  relative 
asked  you  to  cosign  a  loan?  Before  you  give 
your  answer,  make  sure  you  understand 
what  cosigning  involves.  Under  a  recent 
Federal  Trade  Commission  rule,  creditors 
are  required  to  give  you  a  notice  to  help 
explain  your  obligations. 


Some  studies  of  certain  types  of  lenders 
show  that  as  many  as  three  out  of  four 
cosigners  are  asked  to  repay  the  loan.  That 
statistic  should  not  surprise  you.  When  you 
are  asked  to  cosign,  you  are  being  asked  to 
take  a  risk  that  a  professional  lender  will  not 
take.  The  lender  would  not  require  a  cosigner 
if  the  borrower  met  the  lender's  criteria  for 
making  a  loan. 

As  the  notice  explains,  in  most  states,  if 
you  do  cosign  and  your  friend  or  relative 
misses  a  payment,  the  lender  can  collect 
from  you  immediately  without  pursuing  the 
borrower  first.  And  the  amount  you  owe 
may  be  increased — by  late  charges  or  by 
attorneys"  fees — if  the  lender  decides  to  sue 
to  collect.  If  the  lender  wins  the  case,  he  or 
she  may  be  able  to  take  your  wages  and 


Despite  the  risks,  there  may  be  times  when 
you  decide  to  cosign.  Perhaps  your  son  or 
daughter  needs  a  first  loan,  or  a  close  friend 
needs  help.  Here  are  a  few  things  to  consider 
before  you  cosign. 

•  Be  sure  you  can  afford  to  pay  the  loan. 
If  you  are  asked  to  pay  and  cannot,  you 
could  be  sued  or  your  credit  rating  could 
be  damaged. 

•  Before  you  cosign  a  loan,  consider  that 
even  if  you  are  not  asked  to  repay  the 

debt,  your  liability  for  this  loan  may  keep 
you  from  getting  other  credit  you  may 

Before  you  pledge  property,  such  as  your 
automobile  or  furniture,  to  secure  the 
loan,  make  sure  you  understand  the  con- 
sequences. If  the  borrower  defaults,  you 
could  lose  these  possessions. 
You  may  want  to  ask  the  lender  to  cal- 
culate the  specific  amount  of  money  you 
might  owe.  The  lender  does  not  have  to 
do  this,  but  some  will  if  asked.  You  also 
may  be  able  to  negotiate  the  specific  terms 
of  your  obligation.  For  example,  you  might 
want  to  have  your  liability  limited  to 
paying  the  principal  balance  on  the  loan, 
but  not  late  charges,  court  costs,  or  at- 
torney's fees.  In  this  case,  ask  the  lender 
to  include  a  statement  in  the  contract  like 
this:  "The  cosigner  will  be  responsible 
only  for  the  principal  balance  on  this  loan 
at  the  time  of  default." 
You  may  want  to  ask  the  lender  to  agree, 
in  writing,  to  notify  you  if  the  borrower 
misses  a  payment.  In  this  way,  you  will 

have  time  to  deal  with  the  problem  or 
make  back  payments  without  having  to 
repay  the  whole  amount  immediately. 

•  Make  sure  you  get  copies  of  all  important 
papers,  such  as  the  loan  contract,  the 
Truth-in-Lending  Disclosure  Statement, 
and  any  warranties  if  you  are  cosigning 
for  a  purchase.  You  may  need  these  if 
there  is  a  dispute  between  the  borrower 
and  the  seller.  Because  the  lender  is  not 
required  to  give  you  these  papers,  you 
may  have  to  get  copies  from  the  borrower. 

•  Check  your  state  law.  Some  states  have 
laws  giving  you  additional  rights  as  a 

The  Federal  Trade  Commission  enforces 
a  number  of  federal  laws  involving  consumer 
credit  for  which  free  publications  are  avail- 
able. If  you  would  like  additional  information 
concerning  debt,  ask  for  the  following  FTC 
publications:  The  Credit  Practices  Rule  and 
Solving  Credit  Problems.  Write  to  Public 
Reference,  Federal  Trade  Commission, 
Washington,  D.C.  20580. 

Cosigner's  Notice 

You  are  being  asked  to  guarantee  this  debt,  think  carefully  before  you  do. 
If  the  borrower  doesn't  pay  the  debt,  you  will  have  to.  Be  sure  you  can 
afford  to  pay  If  you  have  to,  and  that  you  want  to  accept  this  responsibility. 

You  may  have  to  pay  up  to  the  full  amount  of  the  debt  if  the  borrower  does 
not  pay.  You  may  also  have  to  pay  late  fees  or  collection  costs,  which 
increase  this  amount. 

The  creditor  can  collect  this  debt  from  you  without  first  trying  to  collect  from 
the  borrower.*  The  creditor  can  use  the  same  collection  methods  against 
you  that  can  be  used  against  the  borrower,  such  as  suing  you,  garnishing 
your  wages,  etc.  If  this  debt  is  ever  in  default,  that  fact  may  become  a  part 
of  your  credit  record. 

This  notice  is  not  the  contract  that  makes  you  liable  for  the  debt. 

*  Depending  on  your  state,  this  may  not  apply,  II  state  law  forbids  a  creditor  from 
collecting  from  a  cosigner  witfiout  first  trying  to  collect  from  the  primary  debtor,  this 
sentence  may  be  crossed  out  or  omitted  on  your  cosigner  notice. 

cars  and  trucks 

Is  a  new  car  purchase  your  reason 
for  investigating  loan  procedures?  The 
growing  use  of  overseas  components 
makes  it  increasingly  difficult  to  find  an 
"all-American"  car. 

The  Research  Department  of  the 
United  Auto  'Workers  defines  U.S. -built 
cars  as  being  75%  domestic  content. 
U.S. -assembled  vehicles  are  most  likely 
30-40%  North  American  content. 

According  to  this  definition  the  fol- 
lowing are  domestically-produced  cars 

and  trucks: 

•  All  GM  cars  and  trucks  except  the 
Chevy  Sprint  (Suzuki),  Spectrum 
(Isuzu),  LUV  (Isuzu),  El  Camino  and 
Caballero  trucks  (assembled  in  Mex- 

•  All  Ford  cars  and  trucks  except 
the  Ford  Courier  (Mazda)  and  Mercury 
Merkur  (Ford  of  Europe); 

•  Volkswagen  Golf; 

•  All  AMC  and  Jeep  vehicles,  plus 
the  Renault  Alliance  and  Encore; 

•  All  Chrysler  cars  and  trucks  except 
Dodge  Colt,  Vista,  RAM  50,  and  Chal- 
lenger,  Plymouth   Champ,   Conquest, 

and  Sapporo  (all  Mitsubishi)  and  a  few 
K  cars  (Reliant  and  Aries)  assembled 
in  Mexico; 

•  U.S. -assembled  Nissan  Sentra; 

•  U.S. -assembled  Honda  Accord; 

•  U.S. -assembled  Nova  (GM-Toy- 
ota  joint  venture);  and 

•  Canadian-assembled  Volvo. 

A  good  thing  to  keep  in  mind  when 
shopping  for  an  auto  is  that  an  estimated 
one  job  in  seven  in  the  U.S.  is  auto- 
related.  Rubber  workers,  glass  work- 
ers, textile,  steel,  plastics,  electronic 
and  other  workers  as  well  all  play  a 
part  in  the  U.S.  auto  industry. 

APRIL,     1986 


Words  Seldom  Heard 

Continued  from  Page  II 

stingy  person  was  referred  to  as  pica- 

A  man  on  construction  today  would 
wrinkle  a  puzzle  brow  if  his  foreman 
asked  him  to  chink  and  daub  the  chim- 
ney on  a  house.  But  this  was  a  method 
of  filling  the  cracks  between  logs  with 
mud  or  clay,  mixed  with  grass  or  other 
holding  material  such  as  brome  sedge 
or  prairie  grass. 

A  potato  hole  was  not  a  potato  with 
a  hole  in  it,  hut  a  conical  mound  in  the 
garden  in  which  potatoes,  apples,  and 
other  vegetables  and  fruits  were  stored 
for  the  winter,  covered  first  with  straw, 
then  dirt,  to  keep  out  the  frost. 

A  Sander  was  not  a  device  for  sanding 
wood  but  was  something  like  a  pepper 
shaker,  filled  with  fine  sand  which  was 
sprinkled  over  ink  to  dry  it.  This  was 
before  the  days  of  the  blotter. 

Sillabub  was  sweetened  cream,  fla- 
vored with  wine  and  whipped,  after 
which  it  was  poured  over  Johnny  cakes, 
much  as  we  used  "store-bought"  syrup 

A  sleeper  is  not  a  person  dozing  but 
a  heavy  timber  used  to  support  a  sagging 
wall.  That  term  is  still  used.  A  fence 
worm  was  not  used  for  fishing  but 
described  the  zigzag  outline  of  a  rail 
fence  that  gained  its  popularity  in  Vir- 

Girdles  were  not  only  worn  by  women. 
The  word  also  applied  to  deep  rings 
chopped  around  trees  to  deaden  their 
growth.  Poke  yokes  were  worn  by  live- 
stock to  keep  them  from  pushing  through 
fences.  A  jack  was  a  small  wooden  cup, 
the  inside  of  which  was  coated  with  tar. 
Cedarware  was  a  bucket  or  other  con- 
tainer made  entirely  of  narrow  cedar 
staves  banded  together. 

Linsey  was  the  name  given  certain 
home-woven  cloth.  Gum  wax  came  from 
the  sweet  gum  tree,  preceding  chewing 
gum.  Graham  bread  was  a  home-made 
loaf,  baked  from  wheat  coarsely  ground. 

Farmers  used  a  machine  with  whir- 
ring cylindrical  knives  to  cut  oats  straw 
into  inch-long  lengths,  which  was  fed 
to  horses  daily.  This  was  known  as 
cutting  haxel.  The  word  is  completely 
gone  from  our  reference  books  today. 

This  could  go  on  and  on  but  space 
does  not  permit.  Most  pioneer  words 
have  vanished  from  today's  scene,  re- 
placed by  words  describing  our  new, 
computerized  society.  This  might  be 
termed  lamentable,  for  many  of  these 
words  had  their  own  distinctive  charm. 
But  now  they  are  lost  in  the  limbo  of 
the  fast-moving  twentieth-century  world. 

You-all  have  a  good  day! 

Whip  us  some  syllabub!  Hi)!! 

Batter  Up  for  the  UBC 

What  better  uniform  for  spring 
training  than  UBC-emblem  ball 
caps,  jackets,  and  T-shirts? 
Outfit  your  whole  team,  and 
your  family  too,  in  our  high 
quality,  union-made  articles. 

White  T-shirts  with  dark  blue  trim  at  the 
necl<  and  sleeves  have  the  Brotherhood 
emblem  and  your  choice  of  the  following 

My  Daddy  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  YS,  YIVI 

My  Daddy  is  a  Union  Millwright 

Sizes:  YS,  YM 

My  Dad  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  YL 

My  Dad  is  a  Union  Millwright 

Sizes:  YL 

My  Mom  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  YS,  YM,  YL 

My  Granddad  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  YS,  YM,  YL 

My  Grandma  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  YS,  YM,  YL 

My  Husband  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  S,  M,  L,  XL 

My  Husband  is  a  Union  Millright 

Sizes:  S,  M,  L,  XL 

My  Wife  is  a  Union  Carpenter 

Sizes:  S,  M,  L,  XL 

Youth  Sizes:  YS,  (6-8)  YM  (10-12)  YL 


Adult  Sizes:  S  (34-36)  M  (38-40)  L  (42- 

44)  XL  (46-48) 

Youth  T-shirt  $4.00 

Adult  T-shirt  $4.25 

The  4-color,  12-inch 
UBC  emblem  is  avail- 
able on  a  light  blue  or 
white  T-shirt  with  dark 
blue  tnm  at  neck  and 
sleeves.  Sizes:  S,  M, 
L,  XL  $4.75 

Dark  blue,  with  gold  and  blue  nylon  ribbing 
at  cuffs,  waist,  and  collar,  our  baseball 
jacket  has  gold  snaps  and  a  gold  Broth- 
erhood emblem.  Sizes:  S,  M,  L,  XL 


Adjustable  straps  give  our  baseball  caps 

a  custom  fit.  The  all-twill  cap  is  dark  blue 
with  the  Brotherhood  emblem  in  color  on 
the  front  white  panel.  Cap  is  also  available 
with  a  blue  mesh  back. 
Twill  cap  $4.50 

Mesh  cap  $4.25 

Send  order  and  remittance — cash,  check,  or  money  order — to:  General  Secretary,  United 
Brotherhood  of  Carpenters  and  Joiners  of  America,  101  Constitution  Ave.,  N.W., 
Washington,  DC.  20001,  All  prices  include  the  cost  of  handling  and  mailing. 



Retiree  Builds  Ramps  for  IVIS  Patients 


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

Retirees  on  Piclcet 
Line  Duty 

Unions  have  begun  to  tap  retired  members 
for  picket-line  duty.  Retired  unionists  long 
have  been  enhsted  for  political  activities 
and  now  some  unions  use  them  during  con- 
tract negotiations  and  organizing  drives.  Tha 
Boilermakers  union  gets  retirees'  help  as 
extra  pickets  at  some  of  the  60  U.S.  cement 
plants  where  members  continue  to  work 
despite  expired  contracts. 

United  Food  and  Commercial  Workers 
Union  retirees  help,  too.  About  50  picketed 
two  hours  a  day  during  a  meat  cutters  strike 
in  Santa  Barbara,  Calif.,  last  fall.  A  similar- 
sized  group  handed  out  literature  during  a 
Florida  organizing  effort  at  Grand  Union 
stores  in  1984. 

Visalia,  Calif.,  Club 
Boasts  30  Members 

Retirees'  Club  3  in  Visalia,  Calif.,  cur- 
rently has  80  members  on  its  rolls  and  is 
going  strong.  Club  Number  3  keeps  a  full 
calendar  of  events  going  for  retirees  and 
their  spouses  including  barbecues,  pot  luck 
suppers,  fishing  trips,  and  trips  to  Calico 
Ghost  Town  and  Roy  Rogers  Museum. 

At  their  monthly  meetings,  a  representa- 
tive from  Blue  Cross  insurance  is  present  to 
help  with  questions  or  problems  that  club 
members  may  have.  During  holidays  such 
as  Halloween,  Christmas,  and  July  4,  special 
events  are  organized. 

Recording  secretary  Mary  Bruce,  who 
keeps  us  up  to  date  on  all  these  activities, 
tells  us  that  new  members  are  always  wel- 
come to  join  the  group's  social  hours,  meet- 
ings, and  reminiscences. 

LaPorte  Club 
Donates  Food 

The  spirit  of  sharing  was  demonstrated 
recently  by  Retirees'  Club  45,  LaPorte,  Ind. 
At  one  of  their  regular  business  meetings, 
members  packed  up  boxes  of  canned  goods 
and  staples  to  be  donated  to  the  Salvation 
Army.  The  supplies  were  then  distributed 
to  needy  families. 

Retiree  Kortz  at  work,  upper  right,  and  with  an  MS  victim  and  her  new  ramp. 

In  January  1960  Herbert  Kortz,  a  40-year 
member  of  the  UBC  belonging  to  Local  68, 
Menomonie,  Wise,  received  the  news  that 
his  wife  Margaret  had  multiple  sclerosis. 
Caring  for  his  bed-ridden  wife,  Kortz  became 
an  active  member  of  the  North  Star  chapter 
of  the  National  Multiple  Sclerosis  Society, 
and  in  1965  was  elected  to  the  board.  Upon 
his  retirement  in  1980,  Kortz  announced  he 

would  build  wheel  chair  ramps  for  any  MS 
patient  in  the  Twin  Cities  area;  if  the  patient 
furnished  the  material,  he'd  furnish  the  labor 
free.  As  of  September  1985,  he  has  built  34 
ramps  for  a  total  of  291  man  hours.  Kortz 
has  also  served  the  UBC  as  business  rep- 
resentative, secretary  of  the  district  council, 
and  secretary-treasurer  of  the  state  council. 

Mississippi  Group  Has  Active  Wives 

In  Jackson,  Miss.,  it's  the  ladies,  shown  above  with  their  husbands,  who  keep  Retirees' 
Club  41  going  strong.  The  group  holds  regular  monthly  meetings  and  members  gel 
together  every  other  month  for  a  dutch-treat  lunch. 

Holiday  Activities  in  Bloomington 

The  retirees  of  Club  5,  Bloomington,  III.,  may  be  small  in  number,  but  their  enthusiasm 
and  energy  keep  the  club  on  the  move.  Hospitality  Chairperson  Juanita  Shoemaker 
recently  sent  to  us  some  photos  of  the  group's  activities,  which  ranged  from  riding  in  the 
local  labor  day  parade  to  Christmas  parties  with  friends  and  local  officers  to  a  trip  to 
Rockome  Gardens  in  Arthur,  III.  At  left,  members  are  distributing  candy  during  the 
Labor  Day  parade;  at  right,  retirees  who  made  the  trip  to  Rockome  Gardens. 

APRIL,     1986 






AVE.  NW,  WASH.,  D.C.  20001 




The  minister  beamingly  asl^ed  the 
bride  how  many  children  she  ex- 
pected to  have.  "Ten,  at  least,"  she 
replied.  "I  want  our  marriage  to  be 
a  happy  union."  "Happy  union," 
snorted  the  groom.  "With  that  many 
kids,  it  sounds  more  like  an  open 



Inquisitive  youngster:  "Daddy,  if 
money  talks,  how  come  we  can't 
hear  if?" 

Quick-thinking  papa:  "That's  be- 
cause money  goes  faster  than  the 
speed  of  sound!" 



The  business  agent  was  com- 
plaining that  his  wife  was  untidy, 
didn't  keep  the  house  clean,  was  a 
bum  cook,  was  extravagant  and 
doesn't  understand  him.  His  friend 
listened  sympathetically,  then  asked: 
"When  did  you  meet  this  other 


He  was  out  with  his  new  girl 
friend.  He  rounded  a  bend  at  close 
to  forty.  A  sudden  skid  and  the  car 
overturned.  They  found  themselves 
sitting  together,  unhurt,  alongside 
the  completely  smashed  car.  He 
put  his  arm  around  her  waist,  but 
she  drew  away. 

"It's  all  very  nice,"  she  sighed, 
"but  wouldn't  it  have  been  easier 
to  just  run  out  of  gas?" 



Fishing  is  just  a  jerk  at  one 
end  of  the  line  waiting  for  a  jerk 
at  the  Other  end. 

— Ernie  Ford 



Mac:  "Why  did  you  kick  my  dog?" 

Sandy:    "He    raised    his    leg — I 

thought  he  was  going  to  kick  me," 


The  horse  ambled  along  for  a 
short  distance  and  then  stopped. 
This  procedure  was  repeated  sev- 
eral times.  A  curious  bystander  ap- 
proached the  farmer  and  asked 
kindly,  "Is  your  horse  sick?" 

"Nope,"  answered  the  farmer, 
"he's  so  afraid  I'll  say  'whoa'  and 
he  won't  hear  me,  that  he  stops 
every  once  in  a  while  to  listen." 


An  accident  really  uncanny 
Befell  a  respectable  granny: 
She  sat  down  in  a  chair 
While  her  false  teeth  were  there 
And  bit  herself  right  in  the  fanny, 
—Jack  Greenwood 
Venice,  Fla. 


"I'm  getting  a  divorce — my  wife 
called  me  an  idiot." 
"That's  no  grounds  for  divorce." 
"Well,  it  was  like  this.  I  came 
home  and  found  my  wife  in  the 
arms  of  the  man  next  door,  and  I 
said  'What's  the  meaning  of  this?' 
and  she  said,  'Can't  you  see,  you 



A  lovely  young  girl  stood  at  the 
bank  teller's  window.  He  looked  at 
her  and  the  check  she  wished  to 
cash,  then  asked  her  if  she  could 
identify  herself.  She  pulled  a  small 
mirror  from  her  handbag,  glanced 
in  it,  and  with  relief  said,  "Yes,  it's 
me  all  right." 

— Nancy's  Nonsense 



The  good  thing  about  beginning 
at  the  bottom  is  that  you  always 
have  something  solid  to  go  back 



The  minister  had  just  finished  an 
excellent  chicken  dinner.  As  he 
looked  out  of  the  window  a  rooster 
strutted  across  the  yard.  "My!"  said 
the  minisler,  "that  is  certainly  a 
proud  rooster."  "Ves,  sir,"  said  his 
host,  "he  has  reason  to  be  proud. 
One  of  his  sons  just  entered  the 



An  application  of  money  will 
sometimes  remove  stains  from  a 
man's  character. 







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. 

Warren,  Pa. 


At  Local  1014's  pin  presentation  dinner, 
members  Harry  S.  Swedenhjelm,  50  years,  left, 
and  George  Larson,  60  years,  right,  were 
honored  for  their  many  years  of  service  to  the 

Van  Nuys,  Calif. — Picture  No.  1 

Van  Nuys,  Calif.— Picture  No.  3 

Van  Nuys,  Calif. — Picture  No.  5 

Van  Nuys,  Calif.— Picture  No.  6 
APRIL,     1986 

Van  Nuys,  Calif.— Picture  No.  2 

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Van  Nuys,  Calif. — Picture  No.  4 


Local  1913  recently  held  its  annual  pin 
presentation  and  dinner  at  Nob  Hill  Restaurant. 
Forty-five  long-time  members  were  presented 
service  pins. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  25-year  members, 
seated,  from  left:  Umberto  Barragan,  Ben 
Dibene,  Michael  Zubach,  and  Ronald  Vincelli. 

Standing,  from  left:  Henry  Cooke,  Michael 
Munroe,  Charles  Shelton,  Joe  Dingman,  Pauli 
Laine,  and  Olavl  Harja. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  30-year  members, 
seated,  from  left:  Franl<  Rising,  James  C.  Hill, 
Elidoro  Flores,  Gilbert  Zamora,  and  Hugh  Story. 

Standing,  from  left:  Tauno  Til<ka,  Pete 
Kaldhusdal,  Lewin  Minter,  Kenneth  Robinson, 
Woodrow  Hite,  Joe  Silvia,  and  Al  Reeves. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  35-year  members, 
seated,  from  left:  Albert  Shepherd,  Harold 
Kelsch,  Lee  Kully,  and  George  A.  Papp. 

Standing,  from  left:  Bill  Plantenberg,  Frank 
Monroe,  Guido  Fasso,  John  Campbell,  and 
Rene  Wille. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  40-year  members, 
seated,  from  left:  George  Wyckhuyse,  William 

Barabas,  Victor  Jensen,  George  Nagy,  and 
Frank  Hellman. 

Standing,  from  left:  Robert  Hauger,  Los 
Angeles  DC  Secretary-Treasurer  Paul  Miller,  Lee 
Critchfield,  Sidney  McCaleb,  Karl  Dahlsten, 
Steele  Brand,  and  John  W.  Fletcher. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  45-year  members,  from 
left:  Richard  Heflin,  David  Burris,  and  Los 
Angeles  DC  President  Doug  McCarron. 

Picture  No.  6  shows  William  Nilsson,  left, 
receiving  his  50-year  pin. 

It's  important  to  us  to  list  the  names 
of  members  receiving  honors  with  the 
proper  spellings  and  designations.  With 
ttiis  in  mind,  please  send  us  type- 
written information  on  pin  presenta- 
tions whenever  possible,  and  when 
this  is  not  possible,  please  print  the 
information.  As  we  know  from  ex- 
perience, script  is  very  difficult  to 



At  a  recent  St.  Louis  District  Council  get- 
togettier,  Carl  Reiter,  right,  was  tionored  for 
being  "one  of  the  most  active  and  distinguished 
members"  of  the  St.  Louis  Carpenters  District 
Council  with  the  presentation  of  his  50-year  pin 
and  a  certificate.  Awarding  the  certificate  is 
Executive  Secretary-Treasurer  OIlie  W. 
Langhorst.  Reiter,  a  member  of  Local  73. 
served  as  the  council's  assistant  executive 
secretary-treasurer,  as  a  business  agent  and  as 
a  delegate  to  the  district  council:  and  currently 
as  a  trustee  in  the  council's  retiree  club. 


The  membership  of  Local  944  recently 
gathered  for  an  afternoon  buffet  to  honor  469 
of  their  members  who  had  completed  25  or 
more  years  of  continuous  service  to  the  UBC. 
They  represent  a  total  of  16,757  years  of  proud 
union  carpentry. 

Pins  were  presented  to  55-year  member  A.J. 
Withers;  50-year  members  Ed  F.  ftflanning,  Ben 
Walston,  and  John  G.  Writer;  45-year 
members  Paul  B.  Alton,  John  A.  Bentley,  Otis 
Burrows,  Charles  L.  Campbell,  Francis  H, 
DeClercl<,  Coy  W.  Duke,  H.  W.  Dulaney, 
Charles  B.  Duncan,  John  Eder,  Homer  Ford  Sr. 
A.  L.  Griffin,  Herbert  R.  Heston,  Edwin  D. 
Hoover,  N.  Everett  Ingle,  J.  H/lilton  Johnsen, 
Edward  Koelzer,  R.  D.  Landon,  Granville  A. 
Miller,  Emil  S.  Mintz,  H,  H.  IVIorrison,  Robert 
L.  Nelson,  John  W.  Painter,  Alcott  S. 
Palmquist,  Charles  R.  Pearce,  Charles  D, 
Prograce,  H^orley  V.  Scott,  Frank  Spriet,  E.  A. 
Ware;  40-year  members  Charles  J.  Abel, 
Frederick  H.  Adolphi,  William  W.  Andrews, 
James  R.  Arnold,  Joe  E.  Barry,  Lemuel  Blevins, 
Bezeairlu  Brown,  Cornelius  Button.  William 
Carleton,  Med  Choate,  Wallace  G.  Clawson, 
Winton  Cowell,  John  D,  Cox,  Arthur  0.  Dahl, 
Clarence  Dahlseid,  James  Darling,  Henry  Daros, 
John  DeLange,  Earl  E.  DePeugh,  Donald  S. 
Dunning.  Theodore  R.  Fisher,  Otis  W.  Fosmo, 
Merrill  D.  Funk,  John  Gallentine,  Weldon 
Gibson,  Troy  Goss,  Dan  E.  Grant,  William  H. 
Griffin,  Gilbert  Halterman,  James  T.  Hawkins 
Jr.,  B.  J.  Hayden,  Kenneth  H.  Hayden,  Werdie 
Helie,  George  A.  Hood,  Arthur  G.  Huddleston, 
Robert  S.  Huss.  Sam  Igyarto,  William  V. 
Jacob,  Richard  L.  Jennings,  Roland  J. 
Jennings,  Raymond  B.  Johnson,  Woodrow 
Jolly,  Jack  Kaczor,  W.  H.  Keil,  James  P.  Kelly 
Sr.,  John  K.  Kovaciny,  Frank  C.  Kunzweiler, 
Frank  M.  Landes,  Paul  Lopez,  James  H.  Lyon, 
Maurice  M.  McCoy,  C.  L.  McCraw,  D.  W. 
McEuen,  Dale  G,  McKee,  Samuel  Macon,  Willie 
W.  Macon,  Fred  J.  Maier,  Kenneth  B. 
Marquiss,  F.  B.  Miller,  John  H.  Miller,  George 
W.  Moore,  Chester  Munroe,  Ira  K.  Nevling, 
Preciliano  Orona,  Leo  L.  Owens,  Thomas 
Owens  Jr.,  Hollis  Parrish,  L.  E.  Randolph,  Sr,, 
Reyes,  Jesus  F.  Reyes,  Frank  W.  Rickerson, 
William  J.  Roberts,  Charles  Rodocker,  Bert 
Rogers,  William  E,  Ryan  Jr.,  Alexander 
Scialabba,  Elmer  J.  Senk,  Cecil  Starkey,  H. 
Beecher  Stowe,  Ted  St.  Pierre,  Robert  B. 
Thurman,  Alt  Tusberg,  Gary  L.  Vaughn,  Jack  H. 
Walker,  Luther  Walker,  Frank  M.  Wilson, 
Harvey  L.  Wood,  Earl  Young,  Melvin  L.  Zolber; 
35-year  members  Ellas  Abacherii,  Walter  Ansel, 
George  D.  Atchison,  Jesse  M.  Barnhart,  Lonnie 

Barrier,  L.  Benson,  Paul  L.  Betancourt,  Herman 
Block,  Loyd  L.  Boatright,  Z.  L,  Boliek,  J.  C. 
Bourns,  Frank  Bridges,  Deemal  S.  Brooks, 
Semion  B.  Buchanan,  Pasquale  Buglino,  Joseph 
Campeau,  J.  S.  Canoles,  Conrad  Chambers, 
Vernon  H.  Clemens  Sr.,  Grant  Cohick,  Phillip 
Cruz.  Alex  M.  Daily,  M.  L.  Davis,  Leonard 
DeLange,  Joseph  A.  Duperron,  Sam  P. 
Edmondson,  C.  0.  Evans.  James  R.  Farris, 
John  E.  Farthing,  Richard  Fehrenbach,  George 
J.  Ferguson,  Sam  N.  Finch  Sr.,  Margil  R. 
Flores,  Carl  Forbis,  Raymond  E.  Fry,  Carrall  T. 
Furgerson,  Cecil  C.  Furney,  Arthur  Garon, 
Amos  A.  Gatlin  Jr.,  T.  L.  Graham,  Elum  Gray, 
Ernest  E.  Griffin,  Roy  W.  Gwatney,  John  H. 
Hancock,  Max  W.  Harmon,  Claude  L.  Head, 
George  Hopkins,  Edwin  L.  Hornsby,  Richard  G. 
Humphries,  James  Hunter,  Frank  H.  Imus, 
Andrew  Johnson  Jr.,  Robert  H.  Johnson,  Max 
C.  Jones,  E.  W.  Kelley,  Howey  N.  Kendall, 
Ralph  E.  King,  Richard  C.  Klaus,  Edgar  E. 
Leidholt,  S.  M.  Lopez,  Gustave  A.  Lutz,  Findlay 
J.  McKay,  Reid  C.  McKee,  Clinton  S.  Mcl^eely, 
Paul  H.  Mackzum,  Manuel  R.  Madrid,  Roy  J. 
Malone,  John  C.  Martin  Sr.,  Harry  E.  Miller, 
John  W.  Miller,  Merl  C.  Miller,  Harold  E. 
Minikel,  Robert  F.  Moorshead,  Howard  Morris, 
Jack  Names,  Zack  T.  Norris,  Herman  J.  Olson, 
Harold  F.  Onken,  David  Orona.  Robert  E. 
Patrick,  Jesse  G.  Pepper,  Loren  T.  Perce,  W. 
F.  Perkins,  James  M.  Phillippi,  Bernard 
Phillips,  Hubert  Phillips,  Orley  Philpott,  Christo 
R.  Pinard,  Emmett  L.  Polee,  R.  E.  Rasmussen, 
B.  F.  Reindel,  George  D.  Reul,  Henry  F.  Reyes, 
Manuel  Reyes,  Hilllard  Rhoades,  Ernest  M. 
Richards,  Gilbert  Rios,  Charles  E.  Roberts, 
Garland  E.  Rounsavall,  Edward  A.  Salvini,  Sr., 
H.  W.  Saveland,  Dominick  J.  Sgambellone, 
Robert  L.  Shough,  Sr,,  Eddie  Skipper,  Elmer 
W.  Smith,  Woodrow  W.  Smith,  Leo  E.  Socha, 
Walter  Sorenson,  Barney  M.  Spranger,  Walter 
J.  Sprenger,  Robert  W.  Stachura,  Elden  R. 
Stanton,  Chester  C.  Steele,  William  A. 
Stephens,  Dale  E.  Tarr,  Paul  M.  Thibadeau, 
Sanford  S.  Thompson,  Everett  Thornton 
William  L.  Thurman,  Howard  A.  Trisler,  W,  C. 
Turner,  Vincent  Van  Valer,  Marcel  D.  Vernay, 
Robert  Vitale,  Joe  P.  Walker,  John  F.  West,  A. 
L.  Whitworth,  Leo  Willhite,  Aubrey  L.  Williams, 
Earl  L.  Williams,  Howard  J.  Williams,  Robert  L. 
Wilson,  James  W.  Wood,  R.  C.  Worden,  Billy 
J.  Zastrow;  30-year  Members  Roman  M. 
Aguilar,  Robert  H.  Anderson,  August  D. 
Andresen,  Richard  L.  Arias,  Earl  E.  Aubrey, 
Charles  Auzenne,  John  M.  Bakker,  John  L. 
Basay,  Howard  R.  Blum,  Charles  A.  Bodden, 
Harold  E,  Bogle,  L.  M.  Booth,  Cornelius 
Brinkman,  Herman  Broome,  C.  Francis  Brown, 
Peter  J.  Brown  Sr.,  Rosviell  Brown,  John  A. 

Castillo,  Leigh  Cavanaugh,  Luis  A.  Colunga,  C. 
R.  Cook,  Olin  L.  Cordell,  Ralph  E.  Cowan,  Bart 
M.  Crego,  Ralph  E.  Creller,  William  S.  Davis, 
Oscar  Deibert,  Sr.,  Jack  Delaney,  Theodore  M. 
Denmark,  Norman  Dennett,  Richard  E. 
Dickerson,  Delmar  Dopier,  Bill  V.  Doyle,  Wayne 
C,  Dunn,  Nicholas  J.  Durst.  Robert  B.  Dyer, 
Gerald  T.  Edwards,  Roland  C,  Ellingson,  Arlie 
J.  Files,  Jesus  R.  Flores,  Robert  Fredrickson, 
Samuel  C.  Frisby,  Jr.,  Roy  E.  Gatts,  James  W. 
Gilliam,  Sr.,  Frank  E.  Goodwater,  Larry  Gray 
Sr.,  Milliard  Gream,  Charles  R.  Greenup, 
Richard  Gutierrez,  Ben  R.  Hale,  Arthur  B.  Hall, 
Arthur  E.  Hall,  William  L  Harvey,  Sr.,  Paul  W. 
Heldt,  Johnny  G.  Hernandez,  T.  E.  Johnson. 
Clifford  L.  Kelso,  Sam  Kennon,  Clarence  M. 
Ketterhagen,  Joseph  A.  King,  Elvest  D.  Knott, 
Charles  Kretschmaier,  Edward  Lakey,  G.  L. 
Lane,  Lester  Lauritzen,  E.  W.  Littlepage, 
Charles  G.  Love,  Morris  E.  Lucky,  James  T. 
McCallister,  Alford  R.  McCord,  Joe  0. 
McKinnerney,  Joe  N.  Martinez,  Herbert  A. 
Meek,  Richard  Meidlinger,  Ernest  Mendoza, 
Dale  Messer,  Walter  C.  Michael,  Carl  J,  Miller, 
Odell  0.  Mitchell,  Lawrence  R.  Moore,  Bert  E. 
Morgan,  Fred  A.  Morris,  Gene  0.  Morris,  Earl 
S.  Morrison,  Charles  E.  Myers,  Wilbur  L. 
Myers,  Virgil  Oakleaf,  Edward  E.  Onken, 
Charles  J.  Ort,  Carl  J.  Owens.  Arnold  S. 
Palhegyi,  Louis  A.  Palhegyi,  Clinton  E.  Perdue, 
Sam  R.  Perea,  Bert  A.  Peterson,  Millard  D. 
Piatt,  Chester  A.  Poe,  Oscar  Pool,  Jerry  D. 
Prather,  Joe  R.  Priest,  Gilbert  Rangle,  James 
0.  Raymer,  Phillip  Redondo,  William  P.  Reed, 
Jack  H.  Reeves,  Walter  A.  Reierson,  Russell  E. 
Rhoda,  James  T.  Rose,  Willard  H.  Sams,  A.  L. 
Scott,  Don  B.  Shelton,  M.  F.  Shoemaker. 
Joseph  C.  Short,  Sr.,  Paul  Sissung,  Albert  L. 
Sossman,  Carl  E.  Stellingburg,  Gregory 
Stevens,  Lloyd  W.  Stone,  John  H.  Sund, 
Frederick  A.  Tetzlatt,  M.  M.  Tilton,  Mike 
Treadwell,  John  Ulman,  Gioggio  Vaccarella, 
William  Vander  Wall,  Joseph  Van  Gese, 
Salvador  C.  Vasquez,  Tony  S.  Vermillion,  Eddie 
Vidargar,  James  B.  Viero,  Danny  T.  Vraa, 
Wallace  Watson,  James  L.  Wehr,  Bert  M. 
Weinmann,  Joe  D.  White,  Merle  Willhite,  Aaron 
C.  Williams,  Ezra  Wolter,  J.  D.  Wood,  Thomas 
W.  Wright,  Lawrence  Youngsma  and  25-year 
members  Jules  M.  Auzenne,  James  0.  Becker, 
Loyd  K.  Berna,  Raymond  V.  Bianchi,  Carl 
Boyer,  James  E.  Boyer,  Jimmy  D.  Boyer,  Lloyd 
L.  Bryant,  Owen  Buse,  Kenneth  Coffey,  Eugene 
R.  Cook,  Jesse  0.  Cook,  Jay  W.  Cooper,  John 
E.  Cosner,  Darrell  Curtis,  William  B.  Davis, 
Elzie  W.  Dhabolt,  Veria  H.  Formway,  Walter  H. 
Fundum,  Howard  K.  Gandy.  John  Griffin  Sr.,  J. 
A.  Hamilton  Jr.,  Joseph  L.  Hamilton,  Luther  E. 
Hammick,  Jacob  Harder,  Lloyd  C.  Harter, 
Rodney  N.  Huff,  Ronald  Hufferd,  William  C. 
Jackson,  John  E.  Jenkins,  A.  H.  Knutson, 
Charles  R.  Kramer,  Fernando  Lerma,  William  H. 
Lerner,  Arthur  B.  Lundstrom,  David  B. 
McConnell,  Philip  J.  Mach,  Warren  D.  Malone, 
Johnny  L.  Mehefko,  Melvin  M.  Mortenson, 
William  S.  Nash,  Ambrose  S.  Ornelas,  Gleason 
Owens,  William  F.  Patrick,  Ivan  0.  Paulson, 
Chancy  R.  Pearce,  Robert  I.  Phelps,  Charles 
W.  Piehler,  David  E.  Poarch,  Ralph  E.  Pohlers, 
James  H.  Pratt,  Ouane  Radtke,  William  H. 
Radtke,  L.  A,  Rodgers,  Frank  Rodriguez,  Juan 
T.  Rodriguez,  William  Ross,  Paul  L.  Sampson, 
William  H.  Schultz,  Alfred  T,  Seidenkranz,  Oran 
Smith,  Robert  J.  Smith,  Wayne  L.  Spiva,  Harry 
A,  Stamp,  Lyie  F.  Strayer,  Francis  G.  Sydner, 
Sherman  Taylor,  John  R.  Tymchek,  George 
Untied  III,  Walter  W.  Walker,  Plez  Wallen, 
Robert  A.  Williams,  Frank  J.  Ydiando. 




At  a  recent  banquet  at  the  Greensburg 
Country  Club,  Local  462  awarded  service  pins 
to  members  with  25  or  more  years  of  service. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  25-year  members, 
seated,  from  left:  Raymond  E.  Henry  and 
Donald  J.  Rugh. 

Standing,  from  left:  Weldon  F.  Livengood, 
Carl  J.  DeAngelo,  John  Hauser,  Gafred  "Bud" 
Shaffer,  and  Curtis  Logan. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  30-year  members,  from 
left;  Steven  Zabkar,  Jack  Snyder,  Clifford  C. 
Menoher,  and  John  Mollick. 

Picture  No.  3  shows  35-year  members 

Greensburg,  Pa. — Picture  No.  2 

Greensburg,  Pa. 
Picture  No.  4 

Greensburg,  Pa. 
Picture  No.  5 

Greensburg,  Pa. — Picture  No.  3 


Redbank,  N.J.— Picture  No.  1 


Members  of  Local  2250  gathered  over  the 
Christmas  holidays  for  their  annual  pin 
presentation  to  those  with  longstanding  sen/ice 
to  the  UBC. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  25-year  members  Paul 
Moffler,  left,  and  Robert  Murray. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  60-year  member 
Michael  Daly,  center,  with  Business 
Representative  James  A.  Kirk,  left,  and 
President  Phillip  Parratt. 

Also  honored  but  not  pictured  were:  60-year 
memliers  Roger  Wymbs,  Adolph  Johnson, 
Grahm  Rockafellow,  and  Felix  Settembre;  55- 
year  member  Charles  Unger;  and  25-year 
members  Neil  Baxter  Jr.,  Fred  A.  Behr,  Howard 
Folbrecht,  Harry  Hurley,  Donald  A.  Kornek, 
James  P.  Murray,  and  Robert  P.  O'Connell. 

Redbank,  N.J.— Picture  No.  2 

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Rochester,  Minn. — Picture  No.  2 

Greensburg,  Pa. 
Picture  No.  6 

seated,  from  left:  William  Zabkar,  George  Popp, 
Jack  T.  Ficca,  Albert  Ruda,  Earl  Stein,  Victor  J. 
Vikartowky,  Calvin  M.  Kerr,  and  William  J. 

Standing,  from  left:  Howard  Piter,  banquet 
speaker  and  vice  president  of  Minnotte 
Brothers;  Robert  P.  Argentine,  banquet  speaker 
and  executive  business  manager  of  the  Western 
Pennsylvania  District  Council;  Charles  Wohler; 
John  Bodner;  Everett  Brewer;  Ralph  Shirey; 
Robert  Steiner;  Charles  May;  and  Robert 

Picture  No.  4  shows  40-year  members: 
Albert  Hickok,  left,  and  Donald  Bush. 

Picture  No.  5  shows  45-year  members:  Ed 
Saxman,  left,  and  Earl  Cunningham. 

Picture  No.  6  shows  Robert  R.  Campbell, 
left,  receiving  an  award  of  merit  for  34  years  of 
dedicated  service  to  the  local  as  recording 
secretary.  Presenting  the  award  is  George  E. 
Masarik,  Local  462  officer  and  banquet 
committee  member. 


At  Local  1382's  Christmas  party,  17 
members  were  awarded  pins  for  longstanding 
.  service  to  the  Brotherhood. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  30-year  members,  from 
left:  Alger  Johnson,  Kendale  Schacht,  and 
Marvin  Luckow. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  35-year  members,  from 
left:  Godfrey  Luck,  t^orbert  Rivers,  Donald 
Podolske,  and  Lorenze  Schieck. 

Picture  No.  3  shows 
40-year  member  Robert 

Members  receiving 
pins  but  not  pictured 
are  as  follows:  30-year 
member  Chester 
Tenley;  35-year 
members  Paul  Bartz, 
Irvin  Berg,  Vernon 
Frederickson,  George 

Ihrke,  Oliver  Olson,  Raymond  Pfeiffer,  and 
Lawrence  Shaw;  and  40-year  member  Andrew 

Picture  No.  3 

APRIL,     1986 


Madison,  N.J. — Picture  No.  3 


Service  pins  for  members  with  up  to  60  years 
of  service  were  recently  awarded  by  Local  620. 

Picture  No.  1  shows  members,  from  left: 
Tony  Pennucci,  57  years;  Business  IWanager 
George  Laufenberg;  Louis  Ramsey,  60  years; 
and  Oscar  Tonnesen,  60  years. 

Picture  No.  2  shows  members,  from  left: 
Sigwald  Rolfsen.  45  years;  Lewis  Ramsey,  60 
years;  Business  Manager  Laufenberg;  Tony 
Pennucci,  57  years;  and  Joseph  Petrone,  48 

Madison,  N.J. — Picture  No.  4 

Picture  No.  3  shows  members,  from  left: 
Business  Manager  Laufenberg;  Harold 
Randolph,  49  years;  Eugene  Marian,  45  years; 
Anthony  Terono,  48  years,  Sabato  Marconi,  46 
years;  Edmund  Jurasinski,  49  years;  and 
Thomas  Small,  48  years. 

Picture  No.  4  shows  25-year  members,  front 
row.  from  left:  Peter  L.  Pennella,  Michael  E. 
Loury,  Michael  A.  Petrone,  John  M.  Arsi,  and 
Frank  Brincka. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Anthony  Pazienza,  Pat 
Matthew  Rocco,  William  J.  Cunningham,  John 

Astrab,  Business  Manager  Laugenberg,  Edward 
Kudlacik,  John  Buttacovoli,  Herman  C.  Waetge, 
and  Grant  W.  Nye. 

Also  receiving  pins  but  not  present  for 
photos  were  25-year  members  Charles  A. 
Cheek,  Willard  Francisco,  Caniel  L.  Pallotta, 
Vincent  J.  Pallotta,  l^orman  H.  Schroeder, 
Richard  W.  Small,  and  John  J.  Youhas;  and  45 
tlirough  49  year  members  James  Ginocchio, 
Whittier  Mossett,  Robert  Nearpass,  Raymond 
Swayze,  James  Callari,  Clifford  Egbert,  Harold 
Flucht,  John  Hetherington,  William  Murray, 
Wilbert  Olson,  and  Frank  Toth. 



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Winnipeg,  Man. 


Local  343  recently  held  its  98th  anniversary 
banquet  and  presented  pins  to  members  with 
20  to  45  years  of  service 

Pictured  are.  front  row,  from  left:  45-year 
member  Albert  Roy;  40-year  member  Enoch 
Overgaard;  and  35-year  members  R.  H. 
Zeemel,  John  Andrushko.  Adolf  Robert,  Donald 
Plowman,  and  Andre  Daeninck. 

Back  row,  from  left:  25-year  member  Frank 
Thomas;  and  20-year  members  Ronald  Blonski, 
Roger  Comeau,  George  Engel,  Glen  Erskine, 
Ferdinand  Kopeschny,  Oleska  Wanwaruk,  Theo 
Perraault,  and  Frank  Niznowski. 

St.  John's,  Nfld. 


Local  579  recently  held  a  banquet  in  honor  of 
its  35-year  members.  Thirty-two  qualified  for 
the  presentation,  ranging  m  age  from  64  to  86 
years.  Speaking  to  the  gathering  was  Local 
President  Cyril  Troke,  Vice  President  Vincent 
Burton,  and  International  Representative  Gonzo 
Gillingham,  who  reminded  those  present  that  if 
it  weren't  for  the  efforts  of  trade  unionists, 
society  would  not  be  enjoying  the  kind  of  health 
care,  pensions,  and  old  age  security  that  we 
enjoy  today." 

Pictured  are,  front  row,  from  left:  Thomas 

Hann,  Wilfred  Vincent,  Pearce  Bradly,  Benjamin 
Windsor,  and  Jesse  Way. 

Back  row,  from  left:  Arthur  Badcock,  Edward 
Dalton.  Silar  Broderick,  Randell  Chislett, 
Samuel  Crewe,  Philip  Oliver,  Charles  Hampton, 
Rober  Seymour,  and  Peter  Tucker, 

Also  receiving  pins  were  George  Austin,  Fred 
Bailey,  Archibald  Barrett,  John  Bradbury,  Albert 
Bussey,  Eldon  Gray,  John  Hawe,  Vincent 
Hearty,  Harrison  Hillier,  Leo  Kinsella,  William  J. 
Molloy,  Herbert  Mulley,  Lewis  Parsons, 
Leonard  Peach,  Claude  Ralph,  Peter  Robbins, 
George  Fred  Smith,  and  John  F.  Walsh. 



The  following  list  of  1,138  deceased  members  and  spouses  repre- 
sents a  total  of  $2,004,548.44  death  claims  paid  in  January,  1984; 
(s)  following  name  in  listing  indicates  spouse  of  members 

Ltn'til  Union.  Cify 

1     Chicago.  IIj— Mark  Arthur  Rhodes. 

4    Davi'iiporl,  lA — Arthur  Eastin.  Joseph  Bcrnaucr 

6  Hudson  Counl.y,  N.|— John  B.  DcRosa 
Morton  O.  Press 

7  Minneapolis,  MN— ChlTord  Warlield 

Helen  F.  Dudo  (s).  Joseph  Larson.  Robert  Stake. 

8  Philadelphia.  PA— Francis  J.  Hilt.  Margaret  C.  Heul- 
ings  (s). 

I)     Cleveland.  OH — Jerry  Sourek.  Jr.,  Nancy  C.  Sobole 

12    Syracuse,  NY — Carmen  Grandinetti. 
1.1    Chicago,  IL — Margaret  Moran  (s). 
15     Hackensack,   NJ — Alexander   B.    Fafara.   Carmine 

Guimara,  Harry  Lutz.  John  Monroe,  Joseph  Del 

Vecchio,  Marjnus  Griep,  Orric  K.  Tanis. 
18     Hamilton,  Onl.  CAN—Frank  O.  Haley.  Mirko  Buric. 
20     New  York,  NY— Ellen  Olson  (s). 
22    San  Francisco,  CA — Albert  Wyrsch,  EvelynG.  Bran- 

denberg  (s).  Everett  Davis,   Iver  Nelson,  Nick  J. 

Rudometkin,  Paul  Mannoni,  William  Remmy. 

24  Central,  CN— George  Studwell,  Lillian  Kamb  (s). 

25  Los  Angeles,  CA — Emii  De  Laere,  Harold  Tayson, 
Rudolph  Brown,  Sabina  Anne  Prior  (s). 

27     Toronto.   Ont.   CAN— Henny   Anna   Allereilie   (si. 

Sophia  Dc Wilde  Is). 
31     Trenton,  NJ — Andrea  Costantino. 

33  Boston,  MA— Elizabeth  B.  Walker  (s).  Louis  Shap- 
iro. William  J.  Belliveau. 

34  Oakland,  CA— John  P.  Sliney,  Phyllis  Eileen  Vos- 
burgh  (s). 

35  San  Rafael.  CA— George  Canby.  Robert  E.  Cox. 

36  Oakland.  CA— Carrol  ().  Martin.  Donald  E.  Mar- 
shall, Joseph  Roy  Norskog. 

42  San  Francesco,  CA — Michael  W.  Reis.  Unto  Theo- 
dore Haapakoski. 

43  Hartford,  CN— Edward  Lasky. 
47    St.  Louis.  MO— Earle  L.  Bunte. 

49  Lowell.  MA— Gerald  B.  Daigle. 

50  Knoxville.  TN — Collier  Edmonson.  Everett  Seals. 
Ida  Louise  DeWine  (s),  James  E.  Clark.  Joseph  E. 
Mays.  Margie  Lee  GulTey  Kelly  (s).  Maxwell  Earl 
Goss,  Robert  R.  Wood. 

53  White  Plains,  NY — Herman  Mutgrave. 

54  Chicago.  IL — Sylvia  Leirvik  (s).  William  G.  Schoen- 

60  Indianapolis,  IN — Charles  L.  Kepner.  Ray  Perdue. 

61  Kansas  City.  MO— Alfred  E.  Keehler,  Dwight  N. 
Scott,  Kenneth  L.  Bolinger.  Robert  H.  Lewis.  Rob- 
ert V.  Grubb,  Stella  M.  Phillips  (s). 

62  Chicago.  IL — Albert  C.  Larson.  Anna  M.  Nelson 
(s),  Clare  H.  Carlson. 

64  Louisville,  KY— Fred  Otlersbach.  Jr. 

65  Perth  Ambov,  NJ — Steve  A.  Munyak. 

6*    Olean,  NY— Charles  Schoening,  Paul  E.  Booth. 
69    Canton,  OH— Marion  W.  Mehl. 
74     Chattanooga,  TN — Grace  Lusk  (s). 

76  Hazelton,  PA — Ralph  Seppi.  Thetma  A.  Thamarus 

77  Port  Chester,  NY — August  Longo. 

80  Chicago,  IL— Alfred  A.  Kiddie.  Emil  Olson.  Mar- 
garet D.  Wales  (s),  Marjorie  Rowena  Bowen  (s), 
Toivo  A.  Piippo. 

81  Eric,  PA— Glenn  Davis. 

83     Halifax,  NS  CAN— Edward  Joseph  Heberl. 

85     Rochester,  NY — Francesco  S.  Didonato,  Myron  L. 

Bedette,  Peter  Ferstead. 
94    Providence,  RI — Agnes  E.  Conway  (s). 
98     Spokane,  WA — Edward  L.  Sanderson,  Nora  Fern 

Hastings  (s). 

101  Baltimore,  MD — George  D.  Dean,  Joseph  Goldstein, 
Philomene  Barchel  (s),  Walter  V.  Babington. 

102  Oakland,  CA — Allen  L.  Moore.  Judson  L.  Eager, 
Richard  Rochelle. 

104  Dayton,  OH— Azel  W.  Uhl. 

105  Cleveland,  OH— Jacob  Yelcho. 

106  Des  Moines,  lA — John  Neal. 

Ill     Lawrence,   MA — Charles   W.    Drouin,    Patricia   T. 

Danko  (s). 
114     East  Detroit,  MI— Anthony  J.  Wyrembelski,  Earl  P. 

118     Detroit,  Ml — Elmer  Henning.  Evander  H.  Holmes, 

Harry  Frazis. 
122    Philadelphia,   PA — Raymond   Myers,  Thomas   So- 

128    SI,  Albans,  WV— Jay  W.  Conklin. 

131  Seattle,  WA — Earl  R.  Eastwood,  Lynn  F.  Mclntyre, 
Oscar  F.  Johnson. 

132  Washington,  DC— Lyall  V.  Knupp,  Richard  H.  Beall, 
Thomas  F.  Clancy. 

133  Terre  Haute,  IN — Bernice  Taylor  (s).  Freeman  Stew- 

135     New  York,  NY— Leon  Mitchell,  Rubin  Mattson. 

142    Pittsburgh,  PA— John  K.  Creasy. 

144    Macon,  GA — Earle  Lester  Home. 

155     Plainfield,  NJ— Joseph  Johnson,  William  Wickett. 

159    Charleston,  SC — Henry  L.  Ackerman. 

165     Pittsburgh,  PA— Anthony  J.  Marcellino,  William  R. 

171     Youngstown,  OH— Adolph  Sandin.  DeWilt   Null, 

Elizabeth  Eileen  Schlabaugh  (s), 
174    Joliet,  Il^Wayne  L.  Wallers, 

180  Vallejo,  CA— James  E.  Lund, 

181  Chicago,  IL — James  F.  Panter. 

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Cleveland,  OH — Elmer  G.  Simmerer,  Henry  Scholtz, 
Martin  E.  Dziak.  Michael  J.  Ramunni, 
Salt  Lake  City,  UT— Edna  J.  Emmertson  (s),  Marthis 
F.  Lawson,  Mason  S.  Webb. 
Steubenville,  OH— Vivian  Gerclta  Settle  (si, 
Yonkers,  NY— William  Baker. 
Peru,  IL — Paul  J.  Campeggio,  Thomas  Hollenback, 
Dallas,  TX — H.  L.  Scroggins,  Kyle  E,  Eaves,  Max- 
ine  Sink  (s). 

Chicago,  IL — Edmond  Slyne,  Fred  O,  Peters,  John 
Bertotti,  John  Person,  Joseph  Shovey,  Leo  Walter 
Lewandowski,  Rose  Milyasevich  (s),  Tage  E,  Flo- 
din,  Walter  Fred  Mackintosh. 
Columbus,  OH — Charles  H.  Montgomery,  Claude 
Sheets.  Dewey  Overmire.  Gladys  Geraldine  Poling 

Wichita.  KS — Delvenia  G.  Birsh  (s).  James  Payton, 
Raymond  C.  Owens. 
Poughkeepsie,  NY — Thomas  E.  Bond. 
Des  Moines,  lA — Dustin  C.  Brown. 
Stamford,   CN — Alexander   Munro.   Cora   Shaugh- 
nessv  (s).  Joseph  Drouin.  Salvatore  Messina. 
Pittsburgh,  PA— Joseph  Pickel. 
Houston,   TX— Alfred   Groba.   Cecil   Wann    Kelly. 
Evelyn  L.  Pinson  (s).  William  Harris. 
Atlanta.  GA — William  Frank  Turner. 
Pittsburgh.  PA — Henry  L.  Commander.  Robert  G. 

Nev*'  York.  NY — Luigi  Sette. 
Portland.  OR — Daniel  Dale  Timmins. 
Cleveland.  OH— Beverly  D.  Futey  (s).  Loretta  Dyar- 
mett  (s). 

Bloomingburg.  NY — Roy  C.  Vanwagner. 
Savannah.  GA — Jesse  A.  Ashmore. 
Nev*  ^'ork,  NY — Veronica  Brier  (s). 
Milwaukee,  WI— Robert  P.  Jach. 
Saugerties.  NY — William  Sagar. 
Chicago  Hgt.  IL — John  D.  Zander. 
Newton.  MA — Henry  Belliveau. 
Watertown.  NY — Harry  Timmerman. 
Niagara-Gen  &  Vic,  NY — Joseph  Godino. 
Binghamton.  NY — George  Hamilton.  Laverne  Whit- 
more,  Michael  Senko. 

Kalamazoo,  MI — Carlton  Holly,  Rudolf  Neumeier. 
Pullman,  WA— John  J.  Perry. 
Madison,  WI — Frank  Holan. 

San  Jose,  CA — James  B.  Gibson,  John  R.  Wilson. 
Manuel  I^ernandes.  Peter  Hutchison.  Stella  E.  Wal- 
son  (s). 

Aberdeen,  WA — Victor  Anderson. 
Roanoke,  VA — Wilbur  L.  Mullins. 
Oklahoma  City,  OK— Cecil  Ray  Taylor,  Clyde  J. 
Gentry.  Edith  Mae  Modena  (s).  Ewell  Adrian  Buck- 

Memphis.  TN — Buford  C.  Walding.  Hugh  Mitchell. 
John  T.  Lyon,  Leroy  Jordan. 

Mattoon,  IL — James  W.  McComas,  Reuben  P.  Gil- 

New  York,  NY — Anton  Bumburger. 
New  Rochelle,  NY — Louise  Dinapoli  (s). 
Philadelphia,  PA— Joseph  A.  Kelly. 
Albany,  NY' — Angelo  D.  Sano. 
BufTalo,  NY— William  Ziolkowski. 
Alton,  IL — John  E.  Long.  Levi  Hauversburk. 
Richmond,  VA— Marshall  W.  Tate. 
Camden,  NJ — Anne  S.  Cooey  (s).  Bertha  E.  Temple 


Omaha.  NB— Paul  E.  Otto. 

Alexandria,  LA — Jerome  Labro,  Lonnie  D.  Rey- 

Lake  Co,  OH — Clemence  W.  Moreland. 
Lewiston,  ME — Marie  Anna  Perron  (s). 
Ft.  Madison  &  Vie,  lA — Vernon  Hetherington. 
South  Bend,  IN— John  W.  Knepple,  Wilma  G.  Sny- 
der (s). 

Cincinnati,  OH — Charles  Fichler,  Clyde  Mullins. 
St,  Louis,  MO — Sam  Singleton. 
New  Brighton,  PA — Edward  E.  Young. 
Hingham,  MS^Esther  Gorachy  (s),  Gerald  Penney. 
Belleville,  H^Harvey  Ohiendorf,  William  S.  Weit- 

Vancouver,  BC  CAN — Knut  Peterson. 
Auburn,  NY — Frank  Riccio. 

Philadelphia,  PA— Edith  G.  Duncan  (s).  Peter  W. 

Clarksville,  IN — Emma  Lottich  Snider  (s). 
Chester  County,  PA — Thomas  DeHaven. 
Cheyenne,  WY— Wayne  S.  Kelly. 
Tacoma,  WA — Bertha  Oquist  (s),  Howard  A.Jensen, 
Kenneth  L.  Swenson. 
Ashland.  KY— Labe  W.  Sexton. 
San  Francisco,  CA — Carl  Gustafson. 
Lancaster,  NY — Alvin  K.  Winter. 
Ann  Arbor,  MI — Catherine  Francis  Sharp  (s),  John 
W.  Bird. 

Elmira,  NY— Elbert  T.  Wilson,  Sada  L.  Davis  (s). 
Mamaroneck,  NY — Anthony  Macri,  Sr. 
Oakland.  CA— Delbert   Kisner.  Robert  O.   Sachs. 
True  Protzman. 

Glendale,  CA— Charles  R.  Good.  Edwin  D.  Peters, 
Sr.,  Vera  Shearin  Loaney  (s). 
Baker,  OR— Clifford  D.  Bowen. 
Pine  Bluff,  AR— Herbert  H.  Coats. 

Local  Union.  City' 

586    Sacramento,  C.\ — Charles  J.  Hardy,  Glenn  E.  Lot- 

603     Ithaca,  NY— Zanc  J.  Nash. 

610  Port  Arlhur,  TX— Chester  Paul  Thompson,  Lizay 

611  Portland,  OR— Richard  Travis,  Sr. 

613     Hampton  Roads,  VA — Velna  Lucy  Moorefield  (s). 

620  Madison,  NJ — John  Toye. 

621  Bangor,  ME — Ealhel  F.  Rowe,  Josephine  Rancourt 
(s),  Rita  Dumais  Is). 

623  Atlantic  County.  NJ— John  N.  Garner,  Oscar  Hilton, 
Peter  Guinasso. 

624  Brockton.  MA — Eric  Lindfors. 

626  Wilmington,  DE— Anesla  J.  Thornburg  Is),  Clifford 
B.  Mowbray. 

627  Jacksonville,  FI^Annie  G.   Chitty  (s),  Artie   P. 
Boyette,  Raymond  V.  Bowen. 

633  Madison,  IL — Leona  D.  Stockert  (s),  Steve  George 

634  Salem,  IL — Elza  Greenwood. 

638  Marion,  IL — Clarence  Ward  Severs,  Hobert  William 
Forby,  John  William  James. 

639  Akron,  OH— Mike  Postak,  Willie  L.  Sosebee,  Sr. 
641     Fort  Dodge,  lA — Ernie  Owen  McGruder. 

654    Chattanooga,  TN— Samuel  Ben  Davis. 

665     Amarillo,  TX— Donald  A.  Pace,  Vernon  C.  Bray. 

668     Palo  Alto,  CA— Finis  E.  Vaughn. 

678    Dubuque,  lA— Clarence  G.  Miller. 

682    Franklin.  PA— Kenneth  Sibble. 

690    Little  Rock,  AR— Edwin  Doyle  Spann. 

696    Tampa,  Fl^Mark  C.  Riggs. 

701     Fresno,  CA — Donald  Lips,  Virgil  F.  Moore. 

710     Long  Beach,  CA — George  P.  Rasmussen,  John  H. 

Witham,  Marvin  R.  Anderson. 
721     Los   Angeles,   CA — Beate    Maria   Schumacher  (s), 

Ignacio  Duran,  John  Rufer.  Leo  Opheim.  Margarita 

Raussa  Sanchez  (s). 

724  Houston.  TX— Wayne  V.  Barnett. 

725  Litchfield,  lI^Hasiel  F.  Percival. 

726  Davenport,  lA — Helen  J.  Garlock. 
735     Mansfield,  OH— Howard  Vantilburg. 

738  Portland,  OR— Sigurd  Backstrom,  Stanley  E.  Stew- 

739  Cincinnati,  OH — Harold  Lewetch,  Manford  Fee. 
743    Bakersheld.  CA — Maryellen  Newman  (s). 

745     Honolulu.    HI — Makoto    Kawata.    Patrick    Minoru 

Sakoguchi,  Sadaji  Uesugi. 
753    Beaumont,  TX — Lonnie  Seaman. 
758     Indianapolis,  IN— Goldman  B.  Hill. 
764    Shreveport,  LA — Erie  W.  Harris.  Hazel  C.  Logan 

772     Clinton.  lA — Joseph  Lind. 

780    Astoria,  OR— Herbert  N.  Braley,  Robert  H.  Keith. 
783    Sioux  Falls.  SD— Martin  Nyhaug.  William  J.  Hoare. 
801     Woonsoeket.  RI— Lea  G.  Clement  (si. 
820    Wisconsin  Rapids,  WI — Lawrence  joosten.  Marjorie 

Voneinem  (s). 
848    San  Bruno.  CA — Margaret  Masters  (s).  Virgil  Micke. 
857    Tuseon,  AZ— Arlie  H.   Hammil.  Arthur  C.  Gou- 

beaux.  Louis  S.  Robinson. 
889    Hopkins.  MN — Clarence  Thompson. 
900     Altoona,  PA— Vern  M.  Gathagan. 
902     Brooklyn.  NY — Enrico  Gasperetti.  Sarah  Serkin  (si. 
906    Glenda'le.  AZ^Carl  H.  Johnson. 
911     Kalfspell,  MT— Harold  Chickering. 
916     Aurora,  IL — Donald  W.  Morris,  Herman  Pittman. 
944    San  Bernardino,  CA — Charles  D.   Prograce,  Elzie 

W.  DhL-bolt. 
951     Brainerd,  MN— Fridthjof  W.  Pedersen. 
953     Lake  Charles,  LA — George  Richard  Reeves. 

958  Marquette,  MI — Thelma  Eleanor  Syrjanen  (s). 

959  Boynton,  Fl^Donald  H.  Wilton. 

964  Rockland  County,  NY— Frank  S.  Ragalyi. 

971  Reno,  NV — Elvin  E.  Olds,  George  Franklin  Rogers, 
James  Leiand  Rosevear. 

977  Wichita  Falls,  TX— Glen  D.  Jones. 

998  Royal  Oak,  MI— Earl  Hodges,  Stephen  Thomas. 

1001  N,  Bend  Coos  Bay,  OR— Hiram  Elias  Roe. 

1006  New  Brunswich,  NJ — Raymond  E.  Totten.  Sr. 

1014  Warren.  PA — John  Edward  Naegeli. 

1015  Tulsa,  OK— Billy  Wayne  Martin. 
1022  Parsons,  KS— Howard  Peak. 

1027    Chicago,  IL — Dan  Ostrow,  Ernest  Kaye,  Evelyn 

Shalvis  (s),  Vlastimer  Jovanovic. 
1050    Philadelphia,  PA— Bryon  Stalnecker. 

1052  Hollywood,  CA — Clementine  Jacqueline  Wagner  ts). 
Herbert  H.  Fnzell. 

1053  Milwaukee,  WI — Eugene  Kozikowski.  Henry  Sta- 
pelfeldt.  Waller  W.  Behrens. 

1062  Santa  Barbara,  CA— Cecil  J.  Wolfe. 

1074  Eau  Claire,  WI— Afner  H.  Olson,  Clarence  A. 


1078  Fredericksburg,  VA — Thelma  Marie  Jenkins  (s). 

1084  Angleton,  TX— Annie  Lou  Borders  (s). 

1089  Phoenix,  AZ— Roy  L.  Morris. 

1091  Bismarck  Mandn,  ND— John  P.  Parker. 

1098  Baton  Rouge,  LA — Denver  McCallister,  Malcolm  A. 


1102  Detroit,  MI— Leonard  P.  Cashen. 

1108  Cleveland,  OH— Lester  Schmidt. 

1120  Portland,  OR— Adolph  E.  Vogele,  Ralph  D.  Gabel. 

1121  Boston  Vicinity,  MA — Charles  F.  Carr. 

1125     Los  Angeles,  CA — Marie  Evelyna  Benedict  (si.  Otto 

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Alpena.  Ml— Warner  P   Hunt. 
Mt.  Kisco,  NY— Wanda  McCord  CI 
Toledo,  OH— l.awrcnLC  H.  Williams 
San  Pedro,  CA — Ciustav  Beuker.  Philip  Flonnc 
Wasliinglon,  DC— Max  R    Huhn 
Roseville,  CA — Dorothy  Mae  Ira  (si.  Earl  Leighl>. 
i  iijicnc  Kaufman. 

San  Francisco.  CA — David  Herman.  Jacot>  Saco- 
Mkh.  Waller  l.ilieWad 
Thunder  Bay,  Onl..  CAN— Peter  Danek 
Columbus,  IN — Huyene  McKinney. 
Point  Pleasant,  VVV— Homer  A.  Kuhl. 
Pitlsbureh,  PA— Anna  K    Weigand  (si. 
Ne»  Vork,  NV— Adam  Bauer.  Frank  Dubiel 
.Shakopee.  MN— William  A   Oerlh, 
Billinss,  MT— Richard  Hanna 

Chicaso,  IL— Alben  R,  Zibcll.  William  T  Hambach, 
Crand  Island,  NE— John  H,  Ulneh 
Pcnsacola,  FL— Willie  Allen. 
Charleston,  WV— Matlie  B.  Samples  (si 
Medford.  NV— Chester  Rhodes.  John  Blake.  Jr 
Ironwood,  Ml — Elmer  Forslund, 
Modesto.  CA— James  W.  Urbin. 
N.  Westminster,  BC,  CAN— Alice  Dorothy  Wilson 
(s).  Alma  Harriet  Priebe  (s). 
Iowa  City,  lA — Atherton  Dwighl  Beasley, 
.Austin,  tX — Vernon  W    Kelley 
Decatur,  AL — Marshall  E,  Chandler, 
Clearwater,  FL — Irene  Grauman  (s) 
Mountain   View,   CA — Homer   Mahan.    Martin    H, 

.\nehorage,  AK — Cecil  F.  Burk.  Richard  T.  Breeden 
Huntington,  NV — Ernest  B.  Olsen.  Robert  Hammill 
San  Diego,  CA — Howard  O.  Green.  Jess  L.  Vea/ey. 
Ruth  Lane  (s),  Shelton  Buchanan 
San  Diego,  CA — Jesus  E.  Cardenas 
New  London.  CT — Doris  M.  LeClair  (si 
Fall  River,  MA— Belmyra  Machado  (s).  Donald  S 
MacMullen.  Joseph  Bastarache 
Fvanston,  IL — tihzabeth  Relzinger  (s) 
Lake  Worth,  FL— Dessie  M    Wagner  (si.  Domlhy 
A    Malson  (s),  Irvin  R,  Childs 
Alliuquerque,  NM — Arthur  D,  Michael,  Jerry  Mor- 

Monterey,  CA — Paul  Raymond, 
Independence,  MO — William  H,  Burkhart. 
Sante  F'e,  NM — Filadelho  Miera.  Jose  Morgas 
Toledo,  OH — Mclvin  Long, 
Chester,  IL — Fred  J.  Bueckman. 
Cleveland.  OH— Anthony  J.  Stack. 
Seattle,  WA — Earl  Beyers. 

Santa  Monica,  CA — Constantino  Cordone.  Paul  F 

Richmond,  VA — Roscoe  D    Hunley. 
San  Pedro,  CA — Julian  Sedillo, 
Paducah,  KV — Frank  E,  Korte 
Johnstown,  PA — Frank  Yosie.  Robert  E,  Miller, 
Cumpton,  CA — Richard  Rhodes.  Sr, 
Topeka,  KS — Rcnnie  Richa.  William  L.  Jones, 
Lansing,  Ml — Harold  L    Byrd.  Theodore  Battin 
Detroit,  MI — Henry  Radziszewski, 
Huntington  Beach,  CA — James  A,  White, 
New  York,  NY — Andrew  Osterberg,  Jack  Zucker. 
Norman  Jensen 

La  Porte,  IN — Edward  Keenan.  Harry  E    Dwight 
Burlington,  NJ — Herman  E    Strickland, 
E.  Los  .Angeles,  CA — Harry  Kazanan, 
El  Monte,  CA — Benjamin  L,  Richards.  Darwin  H 
Hunter.  Donald  B,  Calvin.  Herbert  Graham,  John 
Kniayenbnnk.    Jose    Esparza.    Raymond    Stabile. 
Waller  S,  Wika, 

Kansas  City.  KS — Lotus  M,  Thornton, 
New  York,  NV— Camillo  Dalleva.  Ehzabelh  Diorio 
(si.  Cius  Butler 

Culver  City,  CA— Heltie  Lucille  Matthews 
Napoleon,  OH — George  Walker 
Englewood,  CO — Arturo  Ruiz.  Robert  S,  Ewbank 
Lawton,  OK — Benjamin  W,  Howard.  Paul  Flick.  Sr 
Hutchison,    KS — Orval    Deffenbaugh.    Vernon    E, 

Washington,    DC — George   C,    Brown,    James    W 

Wausau,  WI — Walter  Cinggel, 
SI.  I>ouis,  MO — Herbert  Gerher 
Bremerton,  WA— Floyd  J    Williams, 
Redding,  CA— Wanda  Whitman  (si, 
Los   Angeles,  CA — Edward  W,   Miller,  Jeffrey   L, 

(Irand  Rapids,  Ml — Floyd  A,  Wilson.  Jacob  J,  Pruis, 
Hayward.  CA — Florence  F,  Forwood  (s).  George  1 
Poller.  Helen  1,  Harding  (si.  John  W,  Combs.  Leo 
Schoenborn.  Vernon  Hoffman.  William  P,  Brasiel 
S.  Luis  Obispo,  CA — Charles  B,  Atwood.  Gordon 
E,  Ward, 

Minneapolis,    Ml — Ansel   C     Jorgenson.    Evall   C 
Larson,  Obert  N    Metvedt, 
.\leKandria,  VA — Jack  F,  Graham, 
Ft.  William,  Ont.,  CAN — Frances  Urquart  Pesheau 


Morganlon,  NC — Homer  C,  Abernathy. 

Tacoma.  WA — Francis  Piva.  Richard  EIrod. 

Chicago,  IL — Kurt  Lalour 

Pasco,  WA— Ed(th  Dolsby  (si 

Auburn,  WA— Dclbert  E,  Gilbert.  Haskel  L   Davis 

Vancouver.    WA — Bert    V,    Homes,    Mary    Pearl 

Thompson  (si. 

Murray,  KV — Clara  Brandon  (s) 

Kirkwood,  MO — Constance  D,  Bangert  (si.  Nancy 

N    McKinney  (s>, 

Milwaukee.  WI — Harold  Peck,  Raymond  A   Noggle, 

Ponland,  OR— Alice  F    Franco  (s). 

Pittsburgh,  PA— Gilbert  L   Aul. 

Orlando,  FL — Frank  Cochrane. 

Las  Vegas,  NV — George  Clifford  Kemple 

Lottil  Union.  City 

1789     Bijou,  CA— Frank  Albert  Wruble. 
1797     Renlon,  WA— Glona  Millar  (si 
1811     Monroe,  LA— Joseph  William  West, 

1815  Santa  Ana,  CA — Merle  Ashley  Traslavina  (si.  Percy 
C   Clark.  William  l.efner 

1816  PIvmouth,  IN — James  Lcroy  Coplen.  Sr, 

1822  Fort  Worth,  TX— Grady  B  Harns.  Howard  Milton 
Singleton,  Rufus  Lester  Leggett.  Sr..  Sue  F. 
McKinney  (s) 

1823  Philadelphia,  PA— Charles  Sieber. 

1845  Snoqualm  Fall,  WA— Louis  Glen  McDivitt.  Wendell 
1,    Hutchins 

1846  New  Orleans.  LA — Alonzo  T  Stanga.  Amy  L,  Spell- 
man  (si.  Annette  Delancy  (s).  Arledgc  H,  Ashbey. 
Sr,.  Camille  O  Authement.  F^austin  P,  Bellow. 
Pauline  Mathics  (si.  Vernon  P,  Williams 

1849     Pasco,  WA— Cai  Causey.  Charles  Peters.  Frank  A, 

1865     Minneapolis,  MN— Joseph   D    Deibler,   Luella  M 

Goede  (s), 
1871     Cleveland,  OH — George  T,  Neforos, 
1889     Downers  Grove,  IL — Ezra  J ,  Ponder,  John  Devereux, 

Fa(rick  John  l,ynn.  Paul  T,  Conrad.  Pete  Bonarek, 

Thomas  Barr,  Wyate  H,  Stokes. 

1896  The  Dalles.  OR— John  M   Moore,  Lloyd  J.  Jacobson. 

1897  Lafavette.  LA — Eddie  Babmeaux, 
1911     Becklev,  WV— Charles  W,  Howell 

1913  Van  Nuys,   CA— Arthur   M     Carsrud.   Bernice   H. 

Monroe  (si.  Toivo  P,  Sihvonen, 

1921  Hempstead,  NY— Henry  Betz.  Louis  M    Miller 

1927  Dclray  Beach,  FI^Archibald  M    Crichlon, 

1929  (  leveland,  OH— Charles  D    Enzor 

1946  London,  Ont.,  CAN — Lloyd  Jamieson, 

1947  Hollywood.  FL — Arthur  T,  Arneson 

1961     Roseburg,  OR— William  Morris  Polmateer, 

1978     Buffalo,  NY— Alice  Mane  Duffy  (si, 

2006     IxK  Calos,  CA— Darrol  D,  Deluca.  Vernon  O,  Walker. 

2018     Ocean  County,  NJ — Clarence  E,  Allerton, 

2t)46     Martinez,  CA — Howard  Flory,  Iva  Lee  Woods  tsl. 

Louis  H    Kolling- 
2049     <;ilberlville,  KY— Flossie  M    House  (s) 
2073     Milwaukee,  WI — Bernard  Bergmann.  Henry  Brze- 

2076     Kclowna,  B.C..  CAN— Pietro  Agoslino  Creta, 
2078     Vista,  CA— Eloise  B,  Bonney  (si, 
2093     Phoenix,  AZ— Merle  Church 
2101     Moorefield,  WV— Junior  Thomas  Funk  Isl,  Ralph 

Dwight  Alt  (si, 
2114     Napa,  CA — Charles  Franklin  Hatmaker, 
2127     Cenlralia,  WA— Herbert  O,  Wirkkala, 
2155     New  York.  NY — Samuel  Frydman 
2158     Rock  Island,  ll^John  H    Booth 
2203     Anaheim,   CA — F>ances    E     Fordyce   (si.   George 

Berger.  Veryl  Glenard  Foft 
2209     Louisville,  KY — Cecil  li    Moore.  David  Eskridge. 
2217     Lakeland,  Fl. — William  Eugene  Bridges. 
2232     Houston,  TX— Josic  Lee  Feazle  (s). 
2250     Red  Bank,  NJ— Fdilh  Johnson  Is). 
2258     Houma,  LA — Felix  Clement, 
2287     New  York,  NY— Bernard  Rakofsky.  Louis  Krebs, 

Theresa  E,  Souran  (s).  William  Finkelstein, 
2291     Lorain,  OH — James  E,  Conley, 
2.108     Fullerlon,  CA— Wayne  A    Perry 

2310  Madisonvillc.  KY— Roger  D   Travis 

2311  Washington,  DC — George  Kincaid,  Horacio  Artiga, 
2317     Bremerton,  WA— Jack  D    Houghton 

2.161  Orange,  CA — Jimmy  Wayne  Alwell 

2371  Cambridge  City,  IN — Waldron  Robinson, 

2375  Los  Angeles,  CA — Lulu  Margaret  Smith  (s). 

2398  El  Cajon,  CA— Elmer  Krueger, 

2404  Vancouver,  B.C.,  CAN— John  David  Yoell, 

24.10  Charleston,  WV— James  B    Smithers. 

2435  Inglewood,  CA — William  L,  Jackson 

2456  Washington,  DC — James  D,  Conroy, 

2471  Pcnsacola,  Fl.— Robert  S,  Bell, 

2493  Quesnel,  B.C..  CAN— Hjalmar  Holm, 

2519  .Seattle,  WA— Cora  Bell  Cozy  (si,  Hans  Ramcke, 

2608  Redding,  CA— Eugene  C    Martin 

2633  Tacoma,  WA — Frank  Marmo.  George  Barragar, 

2696  Milford,  NH — Edmund  Romagnoli. 

2767  Morton,  WA— Sam  Self 

2795  Ft.  Lauderdale,  Fl^Paul  T    Horan. 

2805  Klickitat,  WA— Roben  F   Gimlin 

2835  Independence,  OR — Bruce  C,  Smith, 

2881  Portland,  OR— Roy  C    Wilcox 

2942  Albany.  OR— Woodrow  Wilson, 

2949  Roseburg,  OR— Alma  A,   Mertens  (si,  Delores  L, 

Franklin  (s).  Harlow  E,  Wagner.  Mary  Lou  Wilson 


,1023  Omak,  WA— Vernon  Dale  Cotton, 

.10.38  Bonner.  MT— Robert  Rees.  Wallace  Cantrell. 

3074  Chester,  CA— John  Sloan 

.3088  Stockton.  CA— Rodney   S.   Von   Fletcher.  Wilfred 

James  Ferns  (s) 

.1091  Vaughn.  OR — Francis  (iarner  Armstrong,  William 

F^  Hawkins 

3148  Memphis,  TN— Willroy  Hanna 

3161  Maywood,  CA — Alben  Rubalcava.  Frank  Krause. 

7000  Province  of  Quebec,  Local  1.14-2 — Joseph  Bibeau, 

Mane  Luce  Munelle  Savard  (s). 

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The  patented  Quick®  Bucket  Opener  is 
also  designed  to  be  used  to  quickly  and 
effectively  reseal  lids,  preventing  content 
loss  or  spoilage. 

Both  round  and  square  plastic  buckets  can 
be  opened  and  resealed.  The  Model  900 
Quick®  Bucket  Opener  is  21"  long  and  de- 
signed for  use  with  4-7  gallon  buckets,  while 
the  Model  904  measures  14"  and  fits  1-3 
gallon  buckets.  A  special  handle  slot  for 


Calculated  Industries 26 

Clifton  Enteiprises 25 

Estwing  Mfg.  Co 38 

Foley-Belsaw  Co 39 

Full  Length  Roof  Framer 39 

convenient  hanging  keeps  the  machined  alu- 
minum Quick*  Bucket  Opener  ready  for 

The  Quick®  Bucket  Opener  has  been  eval- 
uated by  the  General  Services  Administra- 
tion Federal  Supply  Service  and  is  covered 
by  FSC  Class  5120  Contract  GS-OOF-79457, 
Special  Item  #NIS-G-0013. 

Pricing  and  ordering  information  is  avail- 
able from  Rose/DeFede  Inc.,  P.O.  Box  6192, 
Hayward,  CA  94540. 


A  comprehensive  guide  to  the  Plen-Wood 
system,  an  underfloor  heating  and  cooling 
system  that  reduces  construction  costs,  saves 
energy,  and  provides  more  comfortable  liv- 
ing and  working  environments  is  available 
from  the  American  Plywood  Association 
(APA)  and  other  wood  products  associa- 

The  36-page  brochure,  entitled  The  Plen- 
Wood  Syslein.  was  produced  jointly  by  the 
five  member  associations  of  the  Wood  Prod- 
ucts Promotion  Council — APA,  American 
Wood  Council,  National  Forest  Products 
Association,  Southern  Forest  Products  As- 
sociation, and  Western  Forest  Products  As- 

Based  on  a  concept  that  is  as  old  as  the 
ancient  Romans,  the  Plen-Wood  is  a  simple, 
yet  effective  heating  and  cooling  system. 
Instead  of  heating  and  cooling  ducts,  the 
entire  underfloor  space  is  used  as  a  sealed 
plenum  chamber  from  which  warm  or  cool 
air  is  uniformly  distributed  by  a  downflow 
furnace  through  floor  registers  to  the  rooms 

Modern  research  and  development  of  the 
Plen-Wood  system  began  in  the  early  1950's. 
Since  then,  the  system  has  been  used  with 
thousands  of  homes  and  other  structures  in 
every  climatic  region  of  the  country. 

The  Plen-Wood  can  cut  construction  costs 
because  it  eliminates  or  reduces  the  need 
for  HVAC  supply  ducts  and  foundation  in- 
sulation. It  can  reduce  energy  consumption 
because  it  distributes  conditioned  air  more 
uniformly  for  greater  comfort  at  lower  ther- 
mostat settings.  And  it  provides  added  com- 
fort through  the  warmth  and  resiliency  of 
wood  floors  versus  the  cold,  hard  surfaces 
of  concrete  slabs.  Other  benefits  and  advan- 
tages of  the  system  include  improved  sala- 
bility,  design  freedom,  reliability,  clean  and 
dry  underfloor  areas,  and  familiar  construc- 
tion techniques  and  materials. 

The  brochure  covers  complete  design  and 
construction  recommendations,  including  site 
preparation,  drainage,  footings  and  founda- 
tions, plumbing  and  wiring,  sealing  require- 
ments, insulation,  decay  and  termite  protec- 
tion where  required,  floor  construction,  fire 
safety,  passive  solar  design  features,  and 
HVAC  requirements.  Also  included  are  ap- 
pendices on  cost  and  performance  studies. 

For  a  free  single  copy  of  The  Plen-Wood 
System,  Form  K300,  write  the  American 
Plywood  Association,  P.  O.  Box  1 1700,  Ta- 
coma,  WA  98411,  or  any  member  of  the 
Wood  Products  Promotion  Council. 
NOTE:  A  report  on  new  products  and  proc- 
esses on  this  page  in  no  way  constitutes  an 
endorsement  or  recommendation.  Al